Address means everything; VA clinic doesn’t measure up?; Say it’s not so, Frank!; BHS Career Choices award; TNVR needs two hours; Take it out on Main Street!; Flavia gets ink; Wade Sjogren adds history; Walk to end Alzheimer’s; Deanna’s son growing up, taking charge; Happy birthday, Courtnee!

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The column that says the side streets in Marmora end in Lane, Place and Boulevard rather than Street or Road because it makes the address more eloquent, unlike Route 9, and is there anything better for a salad base than spinach?

By Jack Hummel

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

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

U.S. Army: RA13815980

Google all columns at jackhummelblog

Good evening!

“I hate going to Wilmington VA, but some things I just have to go there for. Always makes for a bad day going there, and since they changed locations here, they dropped the ball on some things.”

— Shep

Tell, Frank, Shep! The new VA clinic is his baby.

Bridgeton High School and its Freshman Seminar Program led by Assistant Principal Tanya Corbett and Social Studies Curriculum Supervisor Stephen DiPatri will be recognized by Academic Innovations at its annual National Focus on Freshmen Conference to be held from July 10-12 in Los Angeles, Calif.

The school has earned this national award for their highly successful Career Choices program. The Career Choices curriculum is taught to all freshmen at Bridgeton High School with the culminating activity being the creation of a 10-year plan by each student.

The school’s Bronze Medal distinction signifies that, based on Academic Innovations research and experience, the school’s Career Choices program is being developed and implemented in a way which will dramatically lower the student dropout rate while preparing students for a self-sufficient adulthood.

The school’s Bronze Medal distinction signifies that, based on Academic Innovations research and experience, the school’s Career Choices program is being developed and implemented in a way which will dramatically lower the student dropout rate while preparing students for a self-sufficient adulthood.

Saturday after next, Upper Deerfield Animal Control Officer Bruce Barry, Rescue Dogs Rock’s Linda Eisenberg and Animal Friends Foundation’s Ric Kuhns will be on 92.1 FM from noon to 2 p.m. to talk about the Trap, Neuter, Spay and Release program for feral cats.

“Just got a message from Upper Deerfield Environmental Commission about meeting to discuss TNR.”

— Linda Eisenberg

“Help Bridgeton Main Street grow. Volunteer and donate to help keep our mission alive. Bridgeton is a great little town that has so much potential, but needs all hands on deck to make it happen.”

— Jorje Romero

OK, let’s start with North Pearl Street and how it detracts from the downtown before visitors even get there.

Let’s have a real discussion and get angry at nothing being done by code enforcement, but maybe nothing can be done, and, if it’s true, let’s hear that instead of being ignored.

Tired of the inaction because Washington is on your mind. You’re fiddling while Rome burns.

Does anybody give a damn anymore, Mike Abbott, or is it just pontificating, except for Code Blue, and is Pastor Rob Weinstein the only one who can rise above the apathy?

And Flavia Alaya?

The city and local preservationists are embarking on a project to restore a 200-year-old building that helped drive an industrial movement throughout South Jersey.

And when the restoration is finished, the hope is that it will help drive a renewed interest in the future of the city and region.

The plan is to convert the Nail House at the entrance to the municipality’s sprawling City Park into a welcome center for the park and the city’s largest-in-the-state historic district.

The work is expected to take years and cost several hundred thousand dollars.

The work is in its first phase, which is to develop a plan to stabilize the Nail House’s foundation and make it strong enough to handle what is hoped will be many visitors, said Margaret DeMarco, a local resident and project manager. Future work will involve installing a new heating system, repairing old windows, and dealing with what will likely be a number of unexpected issues along the way, she said.

The project is currently being funded with $22,000 from the 1772 Foundation, a historic preservation organization, DeMarco said. The city has agreed to match whatever funds are provided by that organization, she said.

— Tom Barlas

“Great work. However, calling this building the ‘Nail House’ is a misnomer.

“The home of the owner of the former Cumberland Nail & Iron Works (the true Nailmaker’s House) is at 31 Franklin Drive in Bridgeton. Fully restored by my parents and now for sale. Lots of historical treasures in Bridgeton.”

— Wade Sjogren

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Looking forward to see everyone supporting our 1st. Autism Walk in Bridgeton. Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. PLEASE, support the cause.”

— Gladys Lugardo-Hemple

On the cancer battlefield, where, if we all had cancer, there would be swift funding to end it …

“Jack continues to surprise me. Monday, I blew out a stitch and started to actively bleed. I called for Jack and he took control of the situation.

“Of course, I argued about the ambulance. He calmly told be to be quiet (shut up in a nice way) and explained he couldn’t control the bleeding and drive at the same time.

“He knew exactly what to do until the ambulance came. I shut up and let him handle it. I was amazed how calm he was and how he knew just what to do.

“My little boy is growing into a good man. All a mother ever wants for a child. Proud of you, boy.”

— Deanna Speranza-Murphy

And if we all went to war, there wouldn’t be war, either!

Happy birthday to someone somewhere because it’s 8 hours ahead there as she helps keep our nation safe by ”going off into the wild blue yonder …”

Stay safe, Courtnee!

Kick ass and take names!

YOU CAN BOOK IT: We never kicked ass, but we took a lot of names.

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Address means everything; VA clinic doesn’t measure up?; Say it’s not so, Frank!; BHS Career Choices award; TNVR needs two hours; Take it out on Main Street!; Flavia gets ink; Wade Sjogren adds history; Walk to end Alzheimer’s; Deanna’s son growing up, taking charge; Happy birthday, Courtnee!

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