Taping for TV after meeting at DiLisi’s; Big things coming in Hopewell; Jim Quinn tries the new ice cream place in Hopewell Shopping Center; Michael DeLeon on fighting on substance abuse

 

The column that says you can’t leave DiLisi’s on a Sunday night without running into important people like Freeholder Jim Quinn, the infamous “Flick” of Millville’s Flick’s Cafe, insurance magnate Paul Ritter III and Kathy Morroni, and so you have to go back in and sit with Quinn and Flickinger while the better half sits while Morroni feeds her two grandchildren, and now the deal is DiLisi’s manager Nick Authur is taping for Quinn’s TV show a week from Wednesday about how great the place is after 39 hears and we’re taping this Wednesday about you, so don’t be surprised if some people leave town, and Ric Kuhns tapes at 1 p.m. Wednesday about his feral cats plans for Cumberland County.

Paul Ritter III told us Hopewell has formed a recreation committee and already has plans in place after one meeting, but he wants us to wait a little while before announcing therm, and that’s when we balked because Bridgeton has been putting park plans in place since Chief Cohanzick was a brave.

But PRIII assured us it will all be down within the next year.

So how great is Carl Hemple III’s idea of an occasional, short newscast on 92.1 FM about the western side of Cumberland County?

Or a weekly one?

Or a daily one to rival the late Jerry Alden’s 15-minute show at 5:45 every night on WSNJ, including an update on Coach John Daddario’s Legion baseball team, Cumberland County College in the World Series, the Bridgeton Invitational, etc.

Jim Quinn left and tried the new ice cream store in the Hopewell Shopping Center.

He liked it. They’ll probably be on TV, too, at a later date.

On the substance abuse fight …

“Just imagine, if this Addiction and Recovery movement was actually addressed collectively. If there was no infighting? If organizations actually worked together? He, then we’d get something done!”

— Michael DeLeon,

Steered Straight

“People are too consumed with money and people in their ‘territory.’

“Everyone has a motive. It’s disgusting. God forbid if another facility was better suited for the needs of a client. Instead, people are dying, but, hey, if the private insurance pays, why send them somewhere that might actually help them.

“Profiteers, pimps, and scoundrels pretty much sums up the industry. Then there are men like you who have solutions, but that makes you a threat to their money. Keep fighting the good fight. Just like the starfish story. 1,000,000 star fish wash up on a beach. A young man starts throwing the back in the ocean. Another man walks by as the gentlemen is picking up another starfish. The gentlemen says what are you doing you can’t possibly make a difference so why does it matter. As the other gentlemen throws the starfish into the water, he says it mattered to that one. Keep throwing starfish, Mike, and keep making a difference.

“Even if it’s just one.”

— Edward Mayo

YOU CAN BOOK IT:  When do you attack “the streets,” where it all seems to be happening?

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Taping for TV after meeting at DiLisi’s; Big things coming in Hopewell; Jim Quinn tries the new ice cream place in Hopewell Shopping Center; Michael DeLeon on fighting on substance abuse

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