The column that says we know a good meeting when we experience it, even if one of the participants stayed up all night writing a grant and the other was coughing up a lung thanks to Big Tobacco, but blamed it on a man cold in the board room at DiLisi’s, and guess who was there — two of the freeholders who listened to Ric Kuhns’ county plea for feral cats at the LongHorn — the right two by the way.
By Jack Hummel
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As for the meeting, out of the way, people, we’ve waited long enough for progress, the light at the end of the tunnel, moving off square one, leaving the starting line, getting off the snide, said once upon a time by the president of Roget’s Thesaurus.
And now Millville will shift into second gear.
BHS Air Force JROTC SSgt. George Linen on trying to lose 25 pounds to get down to 180, and we asked him to start a club called Linen Lean to try and menu up the reasons food is way too important to those of us inviting heart disease and diabetes into our lives:
Linen is the key to getting everybody involved in summer recreation in Bridgeton. If he says it will happen, it will happen.
All we need to do is get funding for the man who could sell ice to the Eskimos to go full bore to not just connect dozens, not just 100s, but thousands of at-risk kids in Bridgeton into a total program THAT THE KIDS WANT instead of what the adults think.
All summer long.
Think of how many dedicated people could volunteer under Sarge, people who up until now have worked in pairs or been part of a one-club effort.
You want boxing? You want it five days a week, with travel to out-of-state fight cards? It can be done, Jerry Young and Terry Gould, including a place to train.
All this is after youth baseball ends, and only the all stars are playing. It is hard up against Linen’s ROTC camp for prospective recruits in August.
Bridgeton PAL has already goal-posted sponsored soccer teams on the heels of its successful basketball program.
— Bridgeton PAL
Here’s the beef: How many kids in the city think the world is just four square blocks? Who listens to them anymore? Who takes the time?
There is a front door on Pearl Street with a 2×4 nailed diagonally across the front door facing the street.
It has been that way for months.
It is the face of an entryway into the city and a disgrace!
On the substance abuse front ,lines …
“I love speaking near my home and trying to make a difference in my community!
“Michael DeLeon and I are over at Clementon Elementary School speaking to the 5th – 8th graders and teaching them the importance of ‘staying in your lane,’ staying true to yourself, communication, and making good choices and decisions.
“We are very lucky to get to speak to such an engaging group of students this afternoon!”
— Aly Steered Straight
A little history.
Nov. 12, 2015.
In order to escape the pain of a traumatizing past, and the pain of losing someone close, Aly turned to heroin as a release. The more she felt the stinging in her veins, the more her painful memories sank deeper into the abyss of her subconscious.
In order to free herself from the pressure to perfect herself, she didn’t pass up the opportunity to banish all the hurt, when offered. After a relapse, a deadly car accident, consuming suicidal thoughts, and a hefty prison sentence, Aly finally snapped back to reality.
Asking for help was the most noble and courageous decision she made. Turning tragedy into triumph, shaped her into the amazing, sober woman she is now.
Aly resides in Berlin, and has the love of her family, supporting her on her road to recovery. Aly’s biggest supporter is her inspiring, strong-willed mother.
Alongside Michael DeLeon, Aly travels to schools, sharing her inspiring story to students. When she grabbed hold of life’s hand, and boldly pulled herself out of the bottomless trenches, she realized her one voice can become powerful, when the rest of the world is silent.
Aly’s message: “If I can at least help one boy, or one girl, I’m getting somewhere.”
And signing up for the fall …
“As you all know, football season is rapidly approaching. We will have our early sign-ups June 9-10 at BMFL field. If you sign up on these days the price will be $75. If you wait to sign your kids up, it will be $100 once we start our regular sign-ups every weekend in July!
“I will be doing a free football camp with speed agility and conditioning drills for all kids 6-14 this is not mandatory, but we do need the kids to be in some kind of condition for the season.
“We are planning to work really really hard on building BACK up to where we belong and that’s on top of our division. We are not folding on the color change (to maroon). However, due to some setbacks on my behalf with family issues, I was in no condition or mindset to push it at that time. We will not give up. We intend to make this change to better suit our kids and our community and our pride back into our city and kids
“We ask that any parent willing to help out this year with fundraising and volunteer work, please sign up when you sign your kids up. W,e are all in this together and together we can build a better, fun-safe community and facility for our kids to grow and have fun.
“We all talk about being there for the kids, but it’s now time to show our actions, starting with myself and everyone else to follow. We have the power to change it, but will we put in the time and effort to do so?
“So that’s June 9-10 for early sign-ups at $75, and $100 if you wait until July! Sign your kids up early! Thank you and #PROJECTBULLDOG is still a reality! It’s a vision and we will see it through! Thank you everyone! See y’all soon!”
— Lynwood Mosley,
coach, Bridgeton Midget Football League