Check from the hospital; More on food truck from the Hoch; Deerfield School discount cards; EMS Cafe; On sadness at Christmas; Where is Family Promise?; Brian Shiflet rolls 815; Aunt Betty’s closed during January; ‘Neuter/spay keeps the kittens away’; WWI oaks in Bridgeton park; Campani Legacy Lanes


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

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


Phone: 856-237-6645

U.S. Army: RA13815980

Google all columns at jackhummelblog

Good evening!

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!”

— Deanna

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

Only $5.95 for 3 tacos served with spanish rice.
Taco Salad in an edible bowl $6.50
Nachos Grande $7.50

Beef 🌮 Chicken 🌮 Hard 🌯 Soft

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97 Quinton-Marlboro Rd Quinton NJ corner of Jericho Rd mile marker 13.


“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

On Mayor Aitken Drive sits memorial trees that are at war with the surrounding flora.

“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

What’s happening at Campani’s Legacy Lanes:

League High Scores 12-18-16
Monday Men’s
Brian Shiflet 279-279-267 825
Charlie Brown 288-201-265 754
Bob Dubois 237-249-247 733
Larry Orange 264-223-244 731
Joe Johnson 270-222-225 717
Joe DiPrimio Jr 196-211-256 663
Fred Kendall II 225-237-199 661
Alfred Pierce 222-226-201 649
Jim Campbell 190-246-200 636
Chris Huntley 251-195-190 636
Gary Martinelli Jr 215-203-212 630
Dave Zieger Sr 242-221-162 625
Jr Nutz 162-225-226 613
Stephanie Archetto 204-207-191 602
Rick Malone 225-215-161 601
Orville Johnson 199-187-214 600
Tuesday Mixed
Dave Zieger 219-245-256 720
Alfred Pierce 193-246-246 685
Diana Sorelle 215-191-269 675
Bridgeton Church
Bobbie Hough 185-268-187 640
Darlington Henry Jr 183-213-237 633
Coffee and Donut
Donna Morris 211-171-179 561
Tyler Massie 147-142-126 415
Mr Morris 214-179-185 578
J & J Memorial
Brian Shiflet 197-279-268 744
Mike Sammons 298-259-185 742
Ray Mooney 255-191-257 703
Bob Gallagher 205-238-248 691
Mark Couch Jr 225-210-248 683
Jim Campbell 245-176-258 679
Dave Williamson 254-237-183 674
Tyler Shumate 216-231-225 672
Karl Herman 210-229-225 664
John Spatola 202-264-195 661
Wayne Gonzalez 194-211-256 661
Dave France 170-260-226 656
Mike Pettit 212-234-212 655
Moe Thompson 236-249-166 651
Patrick Hebert 242-238-178 650
Herb Heston 228-209-212 649
Dave Hemple 200-213-236 649
Dan Bennett 225-212-204 641
Jim Santora Jr 210-245-183 638
Jamie Messick 254-171-212 637
Mark Kazoaka 195-234-207 636
Paul Lawrence 213-243-180 636
Bryson Cottman 173-247-213 633
Dave Zieger 193-244-194 631
Alfred Pierce 234-174-219 627
Joe Guinta 266-196-165 627
Brian Urban 23-221-170 626
Winston Joseph 201-235-190 626
Bill Ziefle 197-202-222 621
Mark Sloboda 266-192-163 621
Darlington Henry Sr 155-236-225 616
John Muffley 203-178-235 616
Eric Hollenweger 204-189-221 614
Fred Kendall 232-212-166 610
JR Nutz 173-276-160 609
George Bailey 180-256-172 608
Jeff Taniguchi 157-262-184 603
Joe Chance 199-225-179 603
Rob Andino 224-212-166 602
Joe Anderson 196-206-198 600
Friday Mixed Social
Austin Boone 249-258-248 755
Alfred Pierce 267-237-233 737
Michael Defalco 267-193-256 716
Tiny Little 225-258-225 708
Travis Clarke 269-252-185 706
Brian Shiflet 215-196-238 697
Bill Ziefle 215-233-246 694
Ray Mooney 228-233-225 686
Karl Herman 237-234-212 683
Mike Sammons 199-258-225 682
Heather Ripa 211-245-224 680
Gary Starcher 203-248-214 665
Tyler Shumate 222-226-210 658
Orville Johnson 226-226-202 654
Glenn Corbett 196-235-221 652
Abe Jones 202-257-183 642
Steve Buck 179-242-214 635
Dana Wolbert 267-184-181 632
Billy Rob 238-200-182 620
Mike Pierce 229-155-229 613
Patrick Godfrey 215-188-200 603
Friday Night Church
Dan Miller 201-248-224 673
Leah Henry 223-197-222 642



Check from the hospital; More on food truck from the Hoch; Deerfield School discount cards; EMS Cafe; On sadness at Christmas; Where is Family Promise?; Brian Shiflet rolls 815; Aunt Betty’s closed during January; ‘Neuter/spay keeps the kittens away’; WWI oaks in Bridgeton park; Campani Legacy Lanes

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