Acting like kids; Herb Henry League needs help; Five children who did nothing wrong need our help; Amish baking the best; Remembering Sarah Feinstein; Motorsports park helps PAL; Mama Mia’s; BHS girls playing; Raceway canoes good idea?; Burned out family needs help; Bermuda Triangle for our youth


The column that says NBA players are acting like children, college basketball coaches are acting like children, NFL players are acting like children, but this is not designed to go along with, ” … and a child shall lead them.” or “out of the mouths of babes come gems.”

By Jack Hummel

Radio: 92.1 FM WVLT Saturdays noon to 2 p.m.


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Good evening!

“I’m still seeking fund to support the Herb Henry Youth Basketball League.

“I am the treasurer for the league.

“We do not need more team sponsor, but we still need sponsors in the other 2 categories.

“You can call me directly with any questions at 856-498-8662.”

— Andrew Bodine

“For those that want to help:

“Tara O’Shea-Watson’s family does not want the ages of the 5 children publicized, but we as a community are asking for Christmas gifts.

“Items will be collected up until Friday at 3 p.m.

“We will need some wrapping paper.

“I know that the children like dolls, army figures. video games. video, books, make-up.

“Gift Cards or cash would be great also as the grandparents can purchase ‘special’ items that the kids might have asked Santa for. Anything that you would think that is cool for Christmas.

“It’s hard without the ages, but they don’t want the ages put out and I understand this request completely. Please let me know if you can help. I can collect or perhaps one of our awesome businesses in Millville can serve as a drop off location.

“Above all, please pray for this entire family as they need this most of all!”

— Cindi Stanger Cook,

Taking Back Millville

Tara O’Shea-Watson is looking down hoping we can do for her children what the court system couldn’t do for her down here.

She is leaving five orphans.

And wouldn’t it be great if the CASA program that enabled 30 orphans to spend summers at Rowan and got them all scholarships to college could somehow guide the futures of these five children, because that’s what they will become — orphans.

We know that psychologists will be provided as long as they are needed.

Won’t they?

“Shoutout to Country Home Baking in the Bridgeton Amish Market!

“I was in there Saturday just before closing and the owner gave me a large box and told me to fill it up with their wonderful assortment of loaf breads (Peach Melba, Zuchinnni Nut, Carmel Apple, Triple Berry… and more), as well as dozens of fresh rolls of assorted shapes and sizes.

“Our guests were absolutely delighted with the delicious treats like these and they gave us so much, they enjoyed them for several days.

“Last night, especially, they came in extra handy as we had close to a full house and more guests that usual for dinner. Not only did they get to enjoy them after meals, but also we were able to pack them in their lunches to take with them when they left us for the day.

“Many many thanks. (a side note from me…their doughnuts are wonderful).

“Check them out if you need to pick up some goodies for the holidays. And don’t forget to tell them thank you from Millville Code Blue!”

— Cindi Stanger Cook

She’s talking about Mel and Maryanne Glick, who we have been trumpeting for three years since doing a story on them.

Maryanne didn’t want to come here.

“Where are all the people,” she asked.

Then the people started storming the shop, and theyhaven’t stopped.

Sticky buns EVERY hour coming out of the oven.

A little history

Jan. 20, 2014

Melvin Glick was on lunch break with his wife, Maryanne, in the Greater Bridgeton Amish Market.

Country Home Bakery is their new, improved work place, starting last Thursday.

They want to take it from worst to first in the market.

But, is he Amish?

Glick wears a Washington Nationals baseball cap and not the typical Amish clothing.

Wife Maryann is dressed Amish all the way.

The Glicks are not sure why they are in New Jersey, except that they were once partners in the same Amish market in Baltimore with Jonas King.

King owns this restaurant and talked the Glicks into coming.

“We had 22,000 cars an hour passing our store in Baltimore,” remembered King. “And we didn’t make it, but it wasn’t Melvin’s fault.”

Hopewell makes Glick ask, “Where are all the people?”

But he does look around and see the restaurant full for lunch.

“Jonas tells me they are here,” he worried.

Maryanne Glick tells it like it is.

She has been baking since she was 9 and knows she is good.

“Since Baltimore, I have been swinging a hammer building houses,” explained Melvin.

“And he’s still going to be swinging a hammer Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,” promised his wife.

She is not a happy camper.

“I don’t like my location in the market,” she said. “The bakery should be as soon as you walk in the door.”

 “We’ve been in here 6 1/2 hours,” said Melvin on opening day.

“Not open that long,” corrected Jonas.

“No, open since 9 o’clock,” said Melvin.

They had to pick up fresh-baked goods at Shady Maple, the popular Amish country smorgasbord, as well as Bird-In-Hand Bakery.

“It’s a really popular bakery,” said Melvin.

What can’t we live without?

“Hot cinnamon buns, apple pie and cheesecake,” said Melvin. “The cheesecake is unbelievable.”

Better than Jonas’?

“Better,” said Melvin.

“No calories,” kidded Maryanne.

“We baked pumpernickel bread this morning,” said Maryanne. “Yes, rye, wheat and raisin bread.”

They have seven children, five at home.

Maryanne wants changes made if her baking is going to help carry the market.

“It’s like a bad dream,” she said. “I want the bakery where you come in the front door.”

Maybe a 10-foot banner out on the highway will placate her.

The photographer was coming and everybody had to smile or be left out.

“Then leave me out,” said Maryanne.

What they could have done was put a little memo on each table in the restaurant saying when the hot sticky buns would be ready.

Two hours later, Jonas King was on the phone.

“She’s feeling better,’ said the King. “They just brought out a tray of hot sticky buns and people are buying them up.”

Then came the pies from Shady Maple.

“And we’re working on memos for each table in the restaurant.”

Check them out today at the Bridgeton Amish Market, 2 Cassidy Court, in Hopewell Township, halfway between Bridgeton and Shiloh off Route 49.

You’ll see a happier Maryanne Glick.

They live in Narvon, Pa.

Code Blue has stolen the column.

“Shoutout this morning to Holly City Deli on 10th for providing our guests with a wonderful meal last night. Thank you so much. Also, thank you very much to Top Dog Pizza (Wheaton Plaza) for sending over a couple pizzas.

“Again, very appreciated. Remember to support the businesses that support the citizens of Millville.”

— Cindi Stanger Cook

Today is a special day …

We never had the chance to meet Sarah Feinstein. For that, we feel cheated. So, we can only go by what others say.

Sarah departed this earth on Dec. 21, 2002. Far, far too soon.

Her father has told us that one of her fears was not being remembered.

The following remarks were prepared and presented by Barbara Heinrich, CRNP, at Sarah’s funeral.

“I have known Sarah nearly 9 years … ever since I became a nurse practitioner at the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital.
“I always looked forward to seeing Sarah at her outpatient office visits, and especially enjoyed spending time talking with her during her hospitalizations when things weren’t as rushed.
“Sarah always seemed be doing, or if not doing, then planning something very interesting and always a little off beat.
“Who else would think to name a lizard, ‘Lassie?’
“Yes, there was definitely something very special about Sarah, something that, after you spoke with her, caused you to step back and look at the world from a different angle.
“Those of us who were involved with Sarah’s CF care sometimes found it hard to understand Sarah’s way of looking at things.
“From the time I first met her, it was clear to me that Sarah was her own woman with strong convictions about how her life would be lived.
“Each decision she made regarding her medical care was made with these convictions in mind.
“I have to be honest and say that I didn’t always agree with her choices.
“But Sarah knew what was important to her, and she had the resolve and determination to stick to her principles.
“There was a core of steel in that frail body that all of us on her team truly admired, in spite of the challenges it sometimes presented us!
“And, yet, along with her strong convictions, there was a gentleness that will always, for many of us, be associated with Sarah.
“I was always curious about the source of Sarah’s strength of character.
“I’m sure a case can be made for genes and family influence.
“But in discussions I have had with others in the last two days, and from my own observations, I have come to appreciate the strong influence Sarah’s spiritual nature has had on her character.
“For all her own problems, Sarah rarely drew attention to or focused on herself.
“She had a keen sense of other people’s needs, and sought to help when she could.
“At the hospital, she would frequently speak with parents of younger children who were facing the diagnosis of CF for the first time.
“Many times, I would go in for a teaching session with these parents, prepared to comfort them when the crying inevitably started, and find that the parent had spoken with ‘this sweet girl who had CF,’ and she had answered all their questions about what it was like for a child to live with CF.
“They were always relieved to have gotten an honest answer that also gave them the hope that maybe CF wouldn’t be so overwhelming on a day to day basis.
“Sarah’s sense of the spiritual was apparent in her appreciation and respect all of creation.
“She took delight in the stars in the sky, even creating a website to help others locate celestial objects.
“She loved nature and took great joy in flowers especially; and she shared that joy by giving her flowers to other children when she left the hospital.
“Animals (both furry and scaly) were a special love of hers and she had a real bond with her pets, though I have to say that I never understood how someone who loved animals so much could be so unlucky with deer.
“Sarah also knew how to celebrate and appreciate each day, seeing the beauty, humor, and adventure in the present moment.
“I looked forward to, and yet dreaded her descriptions of her latest restaurant adventure.
“She could describe in great detail every amazing smell and taste.
“It would always leave me so hungry hours before my next meal!
“And yet I always found myself coming back for more …
“Sarah also had a sense of her own place in creation.
“She understood the connectedness that unites us all.
“She saw life as a cycle of birth and death, and was comfortable with knowing that one day she, too, would die, and her body would return to the dust of the earth.
“Sarah and I didn’t talk much about what happens after life here ends, but she was of the opinion that whatever is destined to happen, its occurrence would not be dependent on whether she believed in it or not.
“She was so comfortable with not knowing for sure.
“As intelligent as she was, Sarah was OK with not having all the answers. In fact, I’m sure many of you have found that while in conversation with Sarah, she would inevitably start asking some pretty tough questions.
“How many of us were always trying to answer those questions as she simply watched us and smiled?
“You see, that was another bright facet of Sarah’s spiritual nature — her ability to be content with all the unanswered questions.
“I know I speak for all those who cared for Sarah at Children’s Hospital — the doctors, nursing staff, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, social workers, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, office staff, ward clerks and all who were a part of her hospital world, when I say that we will miss her very much.
“Sarah was a very special person, and we all feel privileged and blessed to have been able to share in even a small part of her life.’’


“… Content with all the unanswered questions … .”

She wanted to be a proofreader for the Bridgeton Evening News.


The Green Flag Committee volunteers from the NJ Motor Sports Park presented a check to PAL at the commission meeting.

Is that famous motorcycle racer Donald Fauerbach on the right? Have you seen his trophies? No? Then you haven’t seen his basement shrine.

Mama Mia’s on this side of Salem City is warmest place to eat in Salem County.

By the time you get done being greeted by Anna Lucia, you feel like family. She’s Mama Mia.

Pietro won’t have time to come out of the kitchen (we have matching scars), but you’ll feel his mastery in the cuisine.

Can canoes make a comeback on Bridgeton Raceway?

“I think the canoe rental would work better if it were based at Sunset Lake, maybe at Stony Point on the side near Piney Point.

“If you want to canoe down the raceway, it’s just as easy to get there from the lake as it is from the canoe house. If you want to explore the lake, you are already there.”

— Sam Feinstein

“BHS Lady Bulldogs battle ACIT tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

“We have a really young team with no 11th or 12th graders in the starting line-up. So the Bulldogs need your support early in the season.

“Right now, we are 1 & 1 but 24 more games to go. The Cumberland County Basketball Christmas Tournament will be held here at BHS, Dec. 27 & 28.”

— Coach George Linen,

staff sergeant

“A family of 3 lost everything last night due to an electrical fire in Fairton.

“It was on the news. A couple and their 4 year old son were hurt. The mother and son are still hospitalized due to burns. They are expected to make a full recovery.

“I am asking anyone willing to donate a toy or clothing for the 5-year-old. He wears an 8 in Pants & Shirts, a size 1 in shoes and likes toy story, trucks, cars, etc.

“The father wears a a size Medium Shirt, 30 x 30 Pants, and 9 1/2 shoe.

“The mother wears a size 2x shirt and size 16 or XL Pants., and size 9 shoe.

“I know times are hard for many people and it’s Christmas, but your generosity would be greatly appreciated. God Bless!

“All donations will be accepted at the grandmother’s house, 117 Stave Mill Road , Bridgeton, NJ 08302 (Hopewell Township).”

— Donna Griner

“The disconnect between parents, teachers, and community leaders/coaches/mentors is beyond a disgrace in our communities.

“Bermuda Triangle for our youth!”

— Bryan Real,

Takes A Village

YOU CAN BOOK IT: Why is there always so much tragedy the week before Christmas?


Acting like kids; Herb Henry League needs help; Five children who did nothing wrong need our help; Amish baking the best; Remembering Sarah Feinstein; Motorsports park helps PAL; Mama Mia’s; BHS girls playing; Raceway canoes good idea?; Burned out family needs help; Bermuda Triangle for our youth

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