The column that says you’re going to be seeing a lot more of Anna Lucia at Mama Mia’s in the Salem strip mall, except on Sunday when the eatery is closed, and if she says, “I’ll make your salad for you,” you’re in because she can cook like you’re in Italy.
By Jack Hummel
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Would you like to see a Parvins State Park in Cumberland County? It’s going to happen in Hopewell. We’ve been promised that by none other than Paul Ritter III, the insurance magnate, who said they have a new recreation committee.
And that committee is going to have a say in what’s happening with the new park, something Bridgeton has never learned, and it shows. But does economic development have to do with recreation? Nothing.
The tree-filled park will start at Hopewell Crest School and reach all the way to Bridgeton City Park, and it’s making us feel cooler already.
We thought maybe PR3 could also tell us what the still-to-be-finished outlets in Bahri Yilmez’s Hopewell Slopping Center are going to hold, but he doesn’t know.
“Bahri doesn’t talk much,” said Ritter.
Maybe they’re being built on speculation, not a bad thing.
But we do know Joe Blandino is on the star-studded rec committee.
We can’t wait until Jonas King gets more involved in the development of the Hopewell Business Park, where the Amish Market is located.
The one-time farmer with the bad back has developed the Amish Market to the point where it’s the biggest outlet on the western side of Cumberland County for three days a week.
Custard stands hottest thing going with Terry’s on Park Drive having a Black Friday sale look with cars wrapped around the back and the line at least 10 deep in the evening.
Hopewell Custard the same way.
Jim Quinn asked us to name people in the county who light up a room when they enter like an Edgar Joyce, people who like to be around, people with a positive outlook, charismatic and we came up with one name — Tony Surace.
We discounted all politicians, but Quinn came up with Rob Shannon and John Daddario, and we both agreed Carman Daddario is a really special person, but quieter than John.
We would say Deanna Speranza-Murphy in a U. of Penn minute.
Just for fun, said Quinn, but nobody tops Edgar Joyce in our mind.
Novick Auto Mall, change your new TV ad. You had been doing so well. Bubba was great.
Find us an old Army Jeep.
There used to be 13 new car dealers in Bridgeton. Now there’s just Novick, who recently expanded. Blame it on Route 55? Blame everything on Route 55. Before Route 55, did Bridgeton have more new car dealers than Delsea Drive?
At one time, there were over 100 Jewish businesses in Bridgeton. Can you now name one?
When is Upper Deerfield going to pull the trigger on the blueprint for its shopping center to explode with a movie theater, hotel and chain restaurant, and the entrance going right through DiLisi’s?
“This Friday, Cumberland County College’s Hispanic Advisory Board is hosting an inclusive networking night out called the Hope and Opportunity event in Millville’s Glasstown district.
“Please join us at Bojo’s from 5 to 8 p.m. Let’s have fun, mingle, and do some good while at it! This is a scholarship fundraising event. Tickets are available.”
— Prez Yves Salomon-Fernandez,
She pronounces Yves as Eve, giggles like a freshman, smiles like an actress and communicates like the pope.
YVES SALOMON-FERNANDEZ AT LEFT.
“Convenient Towing is officially open for business at 856-451-0491.
“Help us help you. Meeting all your towing needs. If you need to talk directly to owner, call 856-650-6615. Will do our very best to beat all prices. Willing to negotiate.”
— Tone Tone Williams
DARWIN COOPER JR.
Darwin Cooper Jr. running for Cumberland County freeholder as a write-in.
“I know it’s unheard of to win from a write-in, but let’s give ’em Hell, Cumberland County! I’m tired of being treated as a 3rd world taxpayer!
“Write in Darwin Cooper Jr. for Freeholder on Nov. 8, 2017!”
— Darwin Cooper Jr.
Totem Pole being worked on in the 1980s by members of the South Jersey Wood Carvers.
“Lots of progress being made! And artist Dennis Tawes has joined Team Totem!
“Please consider donating to our restoration project!”
— Kate Nardone
Did you know Ric Kuhn, best friend of feral kittens in Cumberland County, was a boxer at the Juniper Street gym in South Philly where his nose was broken four times, but he never got any better looking?
Then dad, also a fighter, traded his son’s boxing gloves for a kicking tee, and the rest is Millville High School football history.
But not taking the gloves to the June 27 freeholder meeting, where the former pugilist will hype TNVR. He will bob and weave about 30,000 feral cats going under the knife and being returned to colonies.
You’re right, Rescue Dogs Rock worker, the 69 acres for sale on Laurel Heights Drive looks hidden enough for a big, well-managed cat colony that wouldn’t even be seen or heard.
We could also hide a still back there.