The column that asks when is the last time you received mail from a medical institution and it wasn’t a bill, but, instead a check for $93, and isn’t that a great Christmas present, but not half as nice as all the things Jerry Young, Pastor Rob Weinstein, Peggy Gentile-Van Meter, Soroptimist, Code Blue, Terry Gould, Bridgeton PAL, Millville PAL, Shep, John Fuqua, Michael Mickey Williams, Lernell Williams, George Linen, Shawn Bridges, Sherman Denby, Bryan Real, Linda Solanik, Bob Thompson, Tonya Allen, Fonzie White, Joe LaBonne, Rick Kott, Cindi Stanger Cooke, Newell Branin Jr., Deanna Speranza-Murphy, etc. are doing for others.
By Jack Hummel
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Deanna Speranza-Murphy can’t come on 92.1 FM with us because guests like Mike Abbott poison the atmosphere, and that doesn’t mix with radiation and chemo.
“Got sick anyway! Go figure!”
If you want to know how Deanna has the guts of a burglar, Google Coach Jim Valvano’s famous speech as he fought cancer.
On a possible food truck at the boat ramp in Bridgeton:
“For once, I agree with Tom.
“Food trucks are not a positive image for Bridgeton. First, they have no roots to Bridgeton. If they have any success, they’ll take the money and run.
“The Amish do leave money here, draw people and other vendors. It’s a crazy day when Tom and I agree. Wow!”
— Richard Hoch
The Hochster slinks through the streets of Blackwood in his Hochmobile with the big red H on his chest, sipping his all-night Dunkin’ coffee with almond milk 50 cents extra on his way to 92.1 FM to start his 6 a.m. Saturday show that educates, entertains and exercises your mind as you do your 7-mile run in the brisk air while listening on your earphones, cursing and cheering at the same time.
“Deerfield Township School is selling their $5 2017 discount cards to help defray costs and assist programs.
“Contact any student or teacher. I have some now. One can even stop by the school after break or call 856-451-6610 to some.”
— Lisa Marie
Taco Tuesday at EMS Cafe
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“Happiness is sitting right down, eating, then passing a packed waiting area on the way out.”
— Chris Jespersen,
at the Olive Garden in Deptford
Remember, Chris, you want us to shop local!
The happiest face in the world is one being seated for dinner in their favorite restaurant.
“Happiness is a choice no matter what your circumstances are.
“My mother uses her hatred of the holidays to spew her bitterness at my sister and I.
“If you have experienced loss, I have and will again as my sister is very sick with cancer, and the holidays are hard, do things to make them better. Volunteer at a shelter, trade a shift at work so a co-worker can be off, work at a nursing home, gather friends. Do something instead of wallowing in misery. There is a lot to be thankful for and a lot of people in more dire situations.
“Go to the children’s hospital and volunteer to give mom’s & Dad’s a short break. Take the lemons and make lemonade. God wants us to be happy. Pain is ever present. Just don’t let it run your life and deprive you of finding joy.”
— Tevis Thompson
If you are healthy and can’t be happy, remember that when you do face mortality.
Why are we not reading more about Family Promise and Covenant House, and less about you?
Weekly High Scores!
Campani’s Legacy Lanes
Brian Shiflet 825
Mike Sammons 298
Heather Ripa 680
Dana Wolbert 267
Wow! Great Bowling!
Aunt Betty’s in Greenwich closed whole month of January.
Bring Shep coffee.
“I have to say, I hope other low cost spay/neuter organizations have experienced the same increase in surgeries as I have again this year, even without the help of grant money.
“This can only mean that more people are realizing that ‘any attempt to lower the number of free roaming cats that does not include taking away their ability to reproduce will fail.’
“Free roaming cats are a community problem that communities need to fix — together.
:”Stepping into 2017 I hope to hear more and more people using the old saying I just made up, “NEUTER AND SPAY KEEPS THE KITTENS AWAY”!
— Ric Kuhns
“Sometimes we don’t even realize we’re captive until we’re set free.
Breathe deep, trust God and be free. You have the keys!”
— Chandra Pitts,
Delaware Woman of the Year
Wilmington is really trying!
Has anybody decided to do anything about the remaining World War I trees in Bridgeton City Park?
A little history
June 19, 2012
“They’re planted in memory of the soldiers and sailors who were killed during World War I,” recalls Joan Boden, a 79-year-old Bridgeton resident whose father fought in the WWI from 1914-1918.
“They’ve always been there as far as I can tell,” she said.
These trees, however, are in danger. Ivy has been left unattended and has worked its way up the tree, potentially choking the memorial trees and killing them.
“There are vines as thick as your bicep,” said Sam Feinstein, resident of Bridgeton.
Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant. Ivy can both weaken the structure of the tree and compete with the tree for nutrients and sunlight, effectively starving it.
Jim Bergmann, member of the Broad Street Cemetery Association, had his own problem with ivy in the historic cemetery.
The plant grew uncontrolled for decades and started covering trees and grave stones in the cemetery. The BSCA got together to help combat this threat.
“It’s a nuisance because it will kill a tree after awhile,” Bergmann said.
To deal with the problem, Bergmann and his associates had to get rid of the ivy on the bottom six feet of the tree. This successfully killed the ivy on the trees, but he explained that further work would have to be done to remove the brown, dead ivy from the rest of the bark.
“It takes awhile,” he said.
The real way to get rid of ivy, he explains, is to take it up at the roots. Without the roots in the ground, the rest of the plant will die and then it can be removed.
“If you work at it, you can eliminate it,” he explains. “You almost have to dig it out of the ground to really eliminate it.”
Although it is appreciated for its ornamental attributes, ivy can damage surrounding plant life and property. The ivy can even ruin brick if left to grow unattended.
Broad Street Cemetery is the final resting place of over 20 WWI soldiers, according to Bergmann.
One of Bridgeton’s sons, Frank L. Mead, fought in WWI and fell on Madelene Farms in the France’s Argonne Forest on Sept. 26 1918.
“His body was returned from France but it took three years,” Bergmann said.
His final resting place is on the western side of Broad Street Cemetery.
Bridgeton’s VFW Post 1795 would be named after Mead later on.
The trees on Mayor Aitken Drive, planted to honor men such as Mead, need to be cleaned up to remove the threatening ivy.
“If it’s going up the trees it will kill them,” Bergmann said.
“Left unattended, it becomes a nuisance.”
Post 1795 Commander Rich Brobst describes memorials, such as the trees, as “living monuments.”
He describes the state of the trees as a sad thing and knows the dangers of ivy.
“We would, of course, support it also,” he said about the need to clean up the trees.
Brobst mentions how help can come from The Boy Scouts of America, who get merit badges for community help such as this.
“It’s a sad thing,” he said about the WWI memorial trees.
— Don Woods
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