Don’t put the debit card in the prescription bag!; Animal Control Officer Bruce Barry on CCSPCA woes; How to survive a heart attack if you’re alone; More kittens dumped!; Michael DeLeon, who was on the drug scene long before the media finally arrived; Knowledge is power!; Millville PAL court sign-ups; More and more things to save; Listen for the United Advocacy Group bugle!

The column that says the woman manning the drive-thru window at Rite Aid Bridgeton tonight is so considerate she waved just a minute to us while waiting on someone at the counter, then rushed over and delivered 10 square cookies to our partner, making a friend for life, BUT … she put our care credit card in the bag with the medicine and that prompted us to tell the story of how we heard this morning that the better half’s debit card was lost — AGAIN — and we immediately told her it was in the prescription bag in the trash that she picked up for us Saturday — and it was, so why don’t they just put it under the spring on the clipboard they slip you to sign for the medicine?

By Jack Hummel

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

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Phone: 856-237-6645

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200 laps again in the pool today set up a Wendy’s run and full-sized apple pecan chicken salad with double chicken to share with the full-sized Chesapeake Bay Retriever that has lost 10 pounds by swimming in the pool, and if the genius of Paul Pitts works magic on Monday, the pool will soon be heated.

The Cumberland County SPCA is threatening clsoure of its animal shlrter part on Dec. 31, so finding someone to blame continues …

“Looking at CCSPCA 990, the funding gap appears to be very large, at least in 2016.

“And if the trend continues, it is not going to improve. The county needs the shelter and may be the one to step up to the plate to cover the gap, or the municipalities will need to pay more for intake fees.

“Or maybe they can sell the naming rights to their building for a million and it be called the AT&T Animal Shelter at Cumberland County SPCA.

“In any case, they need everyone’s support.”

— ACO Bruce Barry,

coming to 92.1 FM Saturday after next at noon

Time out for an important message …

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

— David Vest

Now, back to: Cumberland County we saw you yesterday …

“Dorchester Wawa.

“Kittens dumped again.

“I tried to get them tonight. I got 1 there are still

“2 remaining.

“Let me know if anyone gets them please. I will be back out there.”

— Carol Hickman,

carolscatz

Call on some of those critics of of the CCSPCA so they know who the real culprits are.

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“On the Road to Recovery” with the incredible Chanda Lynn, a woman who is selflessly working day in and day out to help people understand addiction and seek help. A genuine soul. A Poet. Truly a Real Recovery Advocate!”

— Michael DeLeon,

Steered Straight

“Sold out of cream of broccoli soup. Next week is chicken veg. $4 per pint.”

— Bob Barber,

Duker T’s

“Getting educated is not about ‘getting out’. It’s about staying and building.”

— Chandra Pitts,

One Village Alliance

Knowledge is power!

When will Cumberland County grasp that?!

Have you ever wondered who the people are in the front seats behind the backstop of a major league baseball game?

How they got their tickets? If they own the home team?

And how it’s never John Daddario or Al Solanik?

7,000 sign-ups needed …

Millville PAL basketball travel team tryouts are Nov. 6 & Nov. 8.

Age groups 11 to 13 — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and 14 to 17 — 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Lakeside Middle School.

Why does pizza taste so good and vegetables so bland?

More and more things to save.

There’s Bridgeton Midget Football.

There’s the Cumberland County SPCA.

There’s Bridgeton.

There’s everybody hooked on drugs.

There’s every child at risk of not reaching their potential.

There’s everybody who can’t afford college.

There’s everybody who needs mentoring when there are not enough mentors.

YOU CAN BOOK IT: And then there’s the cavalry that is United Advocacy Group coming to the rescue.

 

 

 

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Don’t put the debit card in the prescription bag!; Animal Control Officer Bruce Barry on CCSPCA woes; How to survive a heart attack if you’re alone; More kittens dumped!; Michael DeLeon, who was on the drug scene long before the media finally arrived; Knowledge is power!; Millville PAL court sign-ups; More and more things to save; Listen for the United Advocacy Group bugle!

SPCA facts on 92.1 FM Saturday at noon; Robin Ricci, Ric Kuhns up to bat; Know your facts!; Ollie’s coming to replace Big Lots?; Vets can cry; Dan Mourning Sr. determined; Check police officers annually!; Bridgeton Midgets on tap to replace your Eagles

 

The column that says when it comes to the Cumberland County SPCA, we’re going to get to the bottom of not whether the shelter — not the cruelty investigations — is going to close Dec.31, but why it is forced to close, and it’s not going to come from unsubstantiated ramblings on Facebook, but from the people on the front lines who spend most of their time trying desperately to place unwanted animals, and we’re going to do it with Board of Director Robin Ricci on 92.1 FM WVLT this coming Saturday at noon and ACO Bruce Barry coming on the following week.

By Jack Hummel

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

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

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Good evening!

We’re tired of all the rumors swirling around the Cumberland County SPCA because they’re not true, they’ve never been true, and it grates us that they don’t put up more of a defense, and we strongly suggest that the shelter officers start filing lawsuits if the hurtful lies don’t stop.

They’ve got a case.

And the truth is, those spreading the lies don’t lift a finger to help the facility, so lawsuits would do nothing to hurt their efforts.

It was lively on 92.1 FM if nothing else today, and we’re glad TNVR guru Ric Kuhns enjoyed the program, and we thank AC Bruce Barry for the financial information he was able to supply, like that the shel†er lost $246,000 last year.

Robin Ricci will bring all the statistics this Saturday, and told the listeners today that the SPCA faces an independent auditor every year, and has always passed, Stick that in your rumor mill.

Joining her will be Ric Kuhns, of TNVR.

Ollie’s coming where Big Lots used to be in Upper Deerfield Shopping Center?

What is Ollie’s?

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise. Our 260 “semi-lovely” stores sell merchandise of all descriptions and some beyond description.

You’ll find real brands at real bargain prices in every department, from housewares to sporting goods to flooring and to food. Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbished goods, and irregulars.

Much of the merchandise comes direct from the finest manufacturersin the country and abroad. For example, if a manufacturer makes too much of an item, or changes their packaging, Ollie’s will buy the overstocked or old packaged items. So, you will always find famous brand name products at Ollie’s, but a lot of them could be last year’s colors, patterns or packaging that traditional retailers won’t sell.

We also work with insurance companies to buy salvage merchandise. If a store in your neighborhood has a flood or fire, Ollie’s may purchase the undamaged inventory and put it in our stores at drastically reduced prices. Yes, it might smell a little smoky, but it’ll be so cheap that you won’t mind!

— Ollie’s

A pause to remember …

“The parade I attended today honored the Viet Nam vets. There were maybe 15 men who marched. There was a certain look about them I can’t explain.

“When parade-goers stood up and clapped, a few of these fine, strong men began to cry. I was happy to see their efforts honored, but sad to know it should have happened a long time ago. God Bless ALL veterans!”

— Jennifer Lynne Coyle

Was the VA marching with them?

Of course not.

Did Shep make it back safely from the Elsmere VA?

 

THE ARNOLDS AT AUNT BETTY’S KITCHEN IN GREENWICH, OWNED FOR YEARS BY GEORGE ARNOLD.

Dan Mourning Sr., admittedly suffering from PTSD, has quit smoking for nine days as a tribute to his late mother.

He started Bridgeton Memory Lane on the internet. He is also a retired police officer, so we understand the PTSD.

Can we give him his 9-day props and hope he doesn’t get smelly again?

 

Can we make it a requirement that all police officers be checked annually for PTSD? Not wait until officers ask for help, and they don’t anyway because if it got out, they would be considered weak, and can we get away from such Rambo bullcrap?

We figure each municipality with a police force could mandate it.

Shep has PTSD, and who would mess with him as being weak while he’s putting a crease in your head with a lima bean hoe?

DAN MOURNING SR. AND HIS SISTER.

Never worry about Shep’s safety during his trip to the Delaware VA in heavy traffic. Worry about the people in the other cars and what he might do to them.

 

SHEP

“OK, football fans, there is absolutely no reason to miss tomorrow’s games! The Eagles played Thursday and the Cowgirls are on a bye week!!

“So make sure y’all come out tomorrow and support the kids 11, 1, 3 and 5 p.m. There is no excuse and it’s gonna be a nice day out there. Hope to see a lot of faces out there!

“Game time, baby … .

Bulls 11 a.m.

Whips 1p.m.

Packers 3 p.m.

Gems 5 p.m.”

— Coach Lynwood Mosley

YOU CAN BOOK IT: Keep the Midgets in your prayers!

 

SPCA facts on 92.1 FM Saturday at noon; Robin Ricci, Ric Kuhns up to bat; Know your facts!; Ollie’s coming to replace Big Lots?; Vets can cry; Dan Mourning Sr. determined; Check police officers annually!; Bridgeton Midgets on tap to replace your Eagles

SPCA board member Robin coming on 92.1 FM Saturday at noon!; Mam Mia’s jammed; Sitting shortens your life; 200 laps in the pool and we’re ready to defend the Alamo-like SPCA until the death; Delaware has the right animal vet plan; More on Greenwich’s Aunt Betty’s Kitchen; Michael DeLeon telling you reaction to substance abuse is not working

 

The column that says Mama Mia’s in Salem was rockin’ and rollin’ tonight with all booths and tables full of hungry diners and our favorite waitress wiping her brow and asking, “Where did all these people come from?” and owner Anna Lucia praying they come back again soon because everybody eats out on Friday night with Enrico’s and EMS Cafe both busy on this side of the world, and you know the Roadhouse and LongHorn were also void of empty parking spaces.

By Jack Hummel

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

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

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“Stand up and read this: According to one study, people who spend more than four hours a day in front of a screen have a higher risk of early death in general and a higher risk of events related to heart disease, such as chest pain or heart attack.

“But sitting in front of the TV isn’t the only concern. Any extended sitting — such as behind a desk at work or behind the wheel — can be harmful.”

— Mayo Clinic

So, now, watching TV will shorten our life?

So, now, sitting and watching a sunset in Fortescue will shorten our life?

How about eating standing up? How about fast food loaded with enough grease to block up a sewer drain? Will that shorten our life faster than sitting down?

Fast food through the drive-thru is a double whammy, right? That’s sitting in your car eating grease.

Grease is not just a Broadway show.

Cannot believe the Cumberland County SPCA would not let us volunteer to answer the phone a couple of days a week.

In fact, we cannot believe the SPCA does not have an answering service like doctors do to direct people during pet emergency situations or to answer questions they might have.

The truth is, most services for the public let you call up and leave a message and they’ll call you back — if you’re not a wackadoodle. That’s the problem — too many wackadoodles!

We’re becoming a less communicative society despite amazing technological advances.

200 laps in the pool today, and we wouldn’t even have thought about that had we not seen the dog swimming.

Hey, what’s good enough for Lincoln is good enough for us.

Meanwhile, the newly purchased propane-generated pool heater sits nearby waiting for Paul Pitts’ expertise to get it up and running. That will mean 200 laps a day until at least through December — or 215 pounds, which ever comes first.

“The Delaware Humane Association has created a free, once monthly, veterinary clinic designed to help the pets/families who are currently patients at HJMC Southbridge location.
“We have created this clinic with a One Health approach.  We are looking to spread the word of our clinic, as well as reach out for donations.  Medial equipment may be used, and some medical supplies may be newly expired and we could still use them for animals.
“We have created a Sign Up Genius site to help manage both volunteers and medical supplies.  Please feel free to email me with any questions.  I have attached the link to our Sign Up Genius site, as well as the plan for our clinic.
“Thanks.”
— Kristin Jankowski, VMD, CCRP  kkjankowski68@gmail.com
What it does is supply free medical treatment for pets of families that can’t afford veterinary care at the same clinic that offers medical care for the families.
An interesting concept.
Reva Christian on Aunt Betty’s Kitchen in Greenwich …
“We see George and Mary (Arnold) @ Aunt Betty’s.
“They tell me wonderful stories about the store and how everything looked. He tells me where the shelves were, especially where he kept the penny candy. Now thats a thing of the past!
“Started working in the store as a youngster and then the rest is history!”
— Reva
It was Arnold’s Store for decades. George is now 90, and a Greenwich legend.
Reva is there every Tuesday.
“The penny candy was something you had to pass when you went from the store to the post office. Not a childhood memory, but I was a child newly married.”
— Joan McAllister,
county historian
If county government allows the SPCA shelter to close because of lack of funding, then shut down the county government because if knows not what it is doing!
We do not like even a little bit the state SPCA — an organization over the years that has been run like they are a bunch of thugs.
The director at one time had bullet-proof windows in his car.
If Cumberland County pulls out of its charter, the state SPCA will take all of its assets, including the $3 million building. Otherwise, they could become like Gloucester County.
However, as long as the shelter retains cruelty investigation privileges, the state SPCA can’t take away the assets.
Hooray!
“The shelter is one of the best run in the state. It needs help meeting state regulations for a shelter and therefore needs the county to financially assist with the cost of these regulations.
“Unless you are a breeder, you do not make money with pets. The county is going to be on the hook for millions to build a new shelter.
“The county needs to establish a business model with CCSPCA similar to the way Camden County Animal Shelter is structured, so CCSPCA can focus solely on Cumberland County and keep the lights on.
“In Camden County, the county pays the bills for the building, the non-profit runs the operations. It is working great there and it would be a win-win situation for the pets.
“Now what to do for Salem County.”
— ACO Bruce Barry
We are not going to get into a hissing match with the county. It’s useless. Protests don’t work. Screaming doesn’t work. Speeches at their meetings fall on deft ears. What they want to spend money on, they spend money on.
Over the years, they’ve wasted enough money on new buildings that were poorly constructed and needed to be fixed to fund the SPCA for decades.
And nobody is in jail.
“Simply being popular is not my goal. Hatred and criticism don’t stay me, it fuels my passion.
“It’s easy letting politically-correct, prevailing winds sway you, even easier to Stay Silent. It’s why Harvey Weinstein continued to rape women for 20 years because people were more interested in personal gain and being liked than telling the truth.
“The Recovery Movement is the new Hollywood game and I won’t let the game change.
“SO, after so much banter and debate over the last 24 hours, a NJ fentanyl bust this morning of 38 POUNDS, Over 40 overdoses in 24 hours in Camden, I decided to do some FACT CHECKING on Peer Recovery Specialists and Recovery Coaches that are paid to talk OD patients brought back from the dead into going to treatment.
“I spoke to TEN ‘front-lines’ professionals in SIX states. They all average more than 20 calls per week!
“What percentage of the addicts you speak to are willing and ready to go to detox and treatment at that moment. Highest number was 30%, lowest number was 10%.
“This is the reality! Truth beats theory. Reality Trump’s wishes. This is no longer shangri-la where we can hope the addict gets ready. NOT when synthetic poisons have replaced heroin. What we’re doing is NOT working!!!
— Michael DeLeon,
Steered Straight

Not working is an understatement! But, then, is anything working today outside of United Advocacy Group?
YOU CAN BOOK ITWe’re going to be talking Cumberland County SPCA for two hours Saturday on 92.1 FM starting at noon, and maybe we’ll have on an SPCA board member, but even if we don’t, even if we don’t get a single phone call, we’re going to talk SPCA.
SPCA board member Robin coming on 92.1 FM Saturday at noon!; Mam Mia’s jammed; Sitting shortens your life; 200 laps in the pool and we’re ready to defend the Alamo-like SPCA until the death; Delaware has the right animal vet plan; More on Greenwich’s Aunt Betty’s Kitchen; Michael DeLeon telling you reaction to substance abuse is not working

Skeeter Homan, Tommy Lake come to life at Aunt Betty’s; Reva Christian missing; The Prez dining on lobster!; SHINE food pantry lacking; Has Shaun Connors been honored?; The ghost of Sportsman’s Corner; Good, exciting lighting as good as security for shoppers; Hamburger war in Millville?; Greenwich ghost walk Oct. 27, so register

The column that says we have done Aunt Betty’s Kitchen in Greenwich and the wife of Skeeter Homan took us through the menu and the brother to Tommy Lake did the cooking, but Reva Christian, the woman on Facebook who asked for every salad ingredient we wanted and then took today off, and we bought eight desserts to go of everything from pumpkin pie to exotic this and exotic that.

By Jack Hummel

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

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

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Order eight separate tins of cut-up grilled chicken for the dog … and they put it eight containers.

Order four separate tins of grilled chicken and they put it in two containers.

Tonight, order eight separate tins of grilled chicken and they put in two containers.

The cook obviously flunked math.

The Prez, as in Yves (Eve) Salomon-Fernandez, bringing Cumberland County College all the way to No. 1 …

“Do you like lobster?”

No. I couldn’t look one in the face and send it to the boiling water! Barbaric!

“You’re funny! That’s why I buy them already steamed. I would have brought you some New England delicacies. OK, Sam Adams beer?”

No, haven’t touched alcohol in over 40 years, and never grew up around it. As a compulsive eater, how many DUIs would we have by now if we swilled down liquor like we do diet Coke and Stewart’s root beer?

Shaun Connors, whose paycheck after paycheck spelled her last name wrong, puts out an SOS …

“”SHINE Ministries food pantry is in need of food. We have had a very busy month so far. Please consider donating what you can, as every little bit helps.

“Keep in mind, we do have a refrigerator/freezer to keep cold items. Thank you in advance for your love for our families and your support.

“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

— Matthew 25:35, 40

“Popular items- Ramen Spaghetti O’s

Mac and cheese

Pasta/Sauce

Canned fruit

Soup

Baked beans

Chili

Beef Stew

Tuna

Canned chicken

Apple sauce

Cereal, Milk-boxed and cold Eggs

Canned corn,

Green beans

“We are also in need of diapers. Thank you!”

— Shaun

When Shaun Connors asks, a city always answers. She will never be Mother Hubbard. Just like Verna’s Flightline will never be flatlined as long as Verna Herman draws a breath.

We’re not sure about this, so we’ll reserve screaming.

Has Shaun Connors ever been honored as Millville Citizen of the Year for all the tireless work with the at-risk kids of Center City through SHINE?

And how her leadership has drawn tons of volunteer support?

If she has been, good job!

Where do you go to see the list of honorees?

Anybody remember the name of the forgotten Bridgeton shrine in the corner of the recreation center over the Alden Field centerfield fence?

Ah, yes, Sportsman’s Corner.

People were honored every Fourth of July, including city council. Started by Mayor John J. Spoltore.

It hasn’t been spoken of in years! Like it never happened.

How do you get people to shop on a Friday night?

Good lighting.

Bridgeton Main Street isn’t into bright lights because it’s not that kind of town. It’s historic, and there were no bright lights back in the day except theater marquees.

Right now, most of the front windows of stores in downtown Bridgeton are covered so you can’t see in. Go ahead and check them. The facades above are beautiful and unique because they’ve been designed by Cindy Williams.

The windows have to get friendlier, like the Hopewell Shopping Center. You can see inside Hair Barn, Hope Chest and Anytime Fitness.

Open glass, well-lighted front windows not looking ominous. But, then, who said we’re friendly, anyway?

What is our theme? What is our plan in Bridgeton? What are we trying to accomplish? We’ve got more plywood than glass windows in the downtown. We’ve got more For Sale signs than advertising.

What is the niche we’re striving for other than converting to all-Latino, according to small, but pioneering Bridgeton Main Street? We’ll guarantee you right now the new Wawa will be well lit, just like Rite Aid, Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s are light friendly.

If not already, it will be the hub instead of Laurel and Commerce streets.

Let there be light in downtown Bridgeton because every study shows, it drives away crime and drug activity.

If we are never going to see our friends also making a night of it downtown, why do we want to go downtown?

When Sam Feinstein has a flat tire, everybody has a flat tire.

Sam Feinstein had a flat tire. We didn’t even know flat tires happen anymore. You can drive 50 miles after running over a spike. And we know Sam Feinstein buys the best tires.

Rich people plan for three generations. Poor people plan for Saturday night.

We’ve got to plan longer, people!

Hamburger war in Millville?

“I know this might start a Facebook burger war but I’m gonna say it: Bruni’s Breakfast and Burgers are better than Jim’s lunch.”

— Jason Patterson III

“Sorry, but I find both lacking in size and flavor. Now in walking distance is the Oar House and I have to say they serve a damn healthy size burger made to order and reasonably priced & seasoned.”

— Cineasta Velez

“Sidelines has a great burger. The bleu cheese burger is great.”

— Travis Whilden

But Al Solanik likes the Brazilian Rodizio Grill in Voorhees.

Dinner is $34.99.

Each.

Last year, Gregg Jones had 243 sign up for ghost walks in Greenwich. This year, sign-ups dragging. Absolutely a must for your kids.

Why not celebrate the spirit of Halloween by taking a historic haunted walking tour along Ye Greate Street in Greenwich. The walk will feature “true” tales of spooky ghostly happenings. You may even catch a glimpse of a ghost or two!

Presented by the Cumberland County Historical Society on Oct. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. starting at the Reba and Warren Lummis Library, 981 Ye Greate St. Call 856-455-8580.

LIGHT RAIN OR MOONSHINE ~ REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Donation: $5 per person

Meet at the Warren and Reba Lummis Genealogical and Historical Library

981 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight!

Call 856-455-8580 to register.

(Note: Limited number of participation per night, so register early!)

Woman came into Aunt Betty’s tonight who lives two houses away, and also in Bar Harbor, Maine. She sat down and flipped open her laptop.

She knows the story of the man who came to Greenwich when he was 6 months old and lived there until he died at 103.

At the viewing, a blueblood looked down at him and said, “It almost seems he was one of us.”

That’s the kind of clientele Aunt Betty’s draws. History all over the walls. Loaded baked potato soup! Who makes that? Breakfast and lunch are the big draws.

George Arnold must be proud.

YOU CAN BOOK IT: Maybe we’ll go open forum on 92.1 FM Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. except that people are afraid to call.

Skeeter Homan, Tommy Lake come to life at Aunt Betty’s; Reva Christian missing; The Prez dining on lobster!; SHINE food pantry lacking; Has Shaun Connors been honored?; The ghost of Sportsman’s Corner; Good, exciting lighting as good as security for shoppers; Hamburger war in Millville?; Greenwich ghost walk Oct. 27, so register

Small sign print a ploy, Carman?; Pool heater has arrived; Carol Musso pushing M25 initiative; Another Daddario big game trapper; Vegan food truck sign appears; Our old house for sale; Downtown crime challenged; PARCC test results same, except for ‘vo-tech’. Does BOE talk to students?; Aunt Betty’s open until 6 on weekdays, 7 on Friday and Saturday

The column that says the print is so small on the Carman Daddario slate for freeholder that all we can read driving down the highway is Daddario and Lods, so is it our 76-year-old eyesight or is it the sign, and maybe if the letters were bigger, we wouldn’t even mention it, so Carman has “done good.”

By Jack Hummel

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Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

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Good evening!

The propane-driven heater for the 4-foot, above ground swimming pool arrived today by FedEx after we splashed through 200 laps in somewhat cold water, and if Paul Pitts can hook it up, we’ll be in the toning business far after the last leaf falls in our fur-lined bathing cap.

The Jefferson neurologist ordered physical training and we so do hate the Mickey Mouse moves of putting your legs over your head and bending, etc. The 200 laps are more physical, and the dog agrees.

“Dear Friend,

“I hope that this email finds you well. I just wanted to drop a quick note to encourage you to attend theThird Annual M25 Breakfast for the Homeless on October 25th from 8-9:30 AM at the Ramada in Vineland. This breakfast supports the efforts of the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition and the Housing First Program. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at www.m25events.org or by calling 1-844-M25-HOPE.

“I am honored to serve as a Co-Chair of this event with M25 Vice-President Carlos Mercado, along with our honorary Co-Chairs: Mayor Albert Kelly, City of Bridgeton; Mayor Michael Santiago, City of Millville; Mayor Anthony Fanucci, City of Vineland; Sarah Seabrook, Inspira Health Network; Richie Elwell, Greater Bridgeton Rotary Club; Dr. Shelly Schneider, Millville Kiwanis Club; Sam Pipitone, F & S Produce; Michael Tuosto, PSEG; Ken Dondero, Dondero Diamonds; David Hemple, Century Savings Bank; Ray Garcia, The First National Bank of Elmer; Cedric Holmes, Union Baptist Temple; Lisa Killion-Smith, Resources for Independent Living; and Edward Geletka.

“Here is a quick snapshot of what the M25 Initiative did with your support in 2016-2017:

  • Over 7,000 clients received assistance from food pantries and clothing closets.
  • Over 24,000 meals were distributed throughout the county.
  • Over 500 showers for the homeless were provided.
  • Six individuals escaped homelessness and are now in permanent, supportive housing.
  • Over 3,000 meals were provided to our area’s homeless and poor through the Code Blue program.
  • Over 1,500 overnight warming center stays were provided for individuals through the Code Blue program.

“Your support goes a long way in making a difference in our community. We have sponsorships available, too!

“Hope to see you on the 25th!”

— Carol Musso

The war on drugs is failing everywhere. I’m at a loss for answers, but it is clear from this video that the arts have always had a huge impact on children and need to be continued and emphasized.

”Opioid Crisis: Historic Cape Cod Town Experiencing Staggering Toll.”

— Larry Malone,

Taking Back Millville

John Daddario, called “Dancing Bear” during his high school football days on the defensive line, trapped a huge groundhog under his shed and released it far, far away.

That says something about him after everybody on Facebook told him to blow it away.

Saw a sign on the side of the road in Hopewell for the vegan food truck at Sunset Lake. Who thought of advertising that is thinking outside the box because Bridgeton doesn’t believe in advertising.

How about Broad Street School having its own electronic sign not far from the World War II memorial.

Now, Kristi Birtch’s flower planting at the site can be announced so you can attend.

If ever there is a good sign the future in Bridgeton has a chance, it’s when you’re watching elementary school kids running up the sidewalk with big smiles on their faces after getting off the bus on upper Fayette Street.

Always with adults around when the bus stops

Our old house on Hampton Street is for sale, and if somebody tries to turn it into apartments, we’ll take you to court.

It’s three stories big and sold for $17,000 in 1975.

We need LESS rentals in Bridgeton,  not more. Form a community development group to buy up blocks, tear down the apartment buildings and replace them with single-family homes on the whole block.

We’re sorry people can’t afford to rent in the suburbs, but you’re ruining some of the neighborhoods here. And everybody knows the bad streets, especially Bank Street, Garfield and Spruce.

We challenged Mike Abbott on the radio to tell us the last crime committed in downtown Bridgeton and he said a man was stabbed in front of the senior high-rise a couple of weeks ago and we challenged that.

He said it was in the police report on the internet. If it was, it’s the first crime committed downtown in years. Don’t tell us some place is unsafe by just listening to people who have moved out after doing nothing for the town.

The PARCC test results are in and, once again, a disaster.

But we knew that going in. We’ve always known that going in. Is this us looking in the mirror? Is this what we are? Is the PARCC test telling us that, on the whole, we’re not †hat bright? Is it telling us everything we need to fix? Or is it not geared to what we are? Is it a cultural thing?

Whatever it is, it’s not the fault of the teachers because we know the teachers, even though all the retired ones have moved to Florida to spend their pensions.

By age 4, the latest study shows, the poverty versus affluent is already established in what will become of a child. It is not a pretty study.

And for whatever reason, we seem to have most of the poverty in the state, so are we already lost at age 4?

But, the new “vo-tech” showed a 70 percent success on the PARCC test, and what’s with that? Were those same kids also that successful in school last year before being culled to attend the technical school?

Were these 200 already ticketed for success or has one school worked a miracle?

How many Bridgeton Board of Education members go into schools and not just observe, but talk to students? How many can say that in any given school year, they “know” 1,000 of the 7,000 kids in the district?

How many know the futures they control and how these kids think and the problems they are having? We hope it’s all of them. There are a million things set in stone that BOE members can’t change, but knowing their students is not one of them.

Ask yourself, how often does Trenton come to Bridgeton?

Aunt Betty’s in Greenwich open until 6 p.m. during the week and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Who knew?

Who ever posted the dinner menu? Saw the buns, but previous owners always closed at 2 p.m. Everybody raves about breakfast and how great Reva Christian is, and who knew she would cook you breakfast at 2 p.m.?

“We all knew, Jack. That’s why she is doing a great business — breakfast, lunch and dinner, or stay all day and talk and drink coffee. We love the company!”

— Reva

Why do eateries feature healthy salads and not offer light or no-fat dressings?

Regular salad dressing erases all the good things about salad. Might as well pour lard on the salad. And the world wonders why America is obese!

Carry your own dressing like a gunslinger.

Why does pizza taste so good? Ate an entire box of raisin bran crunch finger full by finger full last night. No milk. The whole box that was 3 for $6 at Dollar General.

Had to be 2,300 calories, but little fat. BUT THE WHOLE BOX!

Stop running on sidewalks and the side of the road, world! Knee replacements are expensive. WALK! You get more benefit from walking than running. Any trainer will tell you that. You can do it longer.

You’re running because you’re overweight and it’s killing your knees.

Gregg Jones is looking for a ghost bride for his Halloween walks in Greenwich. Sign up now or forget it. He holds as many as he can and they all sell out. He’s only lost a few people on the moors over the years. Rescuers tried to follow the screams.

YOU CAN BOOK IT: Fight to ban all cereals!

Small sign print a ploy, Carman?; Pool heater has arrived; Carol Musso pushing M25 initiative; Another Daddario big game trapper; Vegan food truck sign appears; Our old house for sale; Downtown crime challenged; PARCC test results same, except for ‘vo-tech’. Does BOE talk to students?; Aunt Betty’s open until 6 on weekdays, 7 on Friday and Saturday

Get your kid involved! — 285-4815!; CASA is not only a house, but a voice, too!; Carolscatz on county cat panel; D. Bailey Miles loves Jim’s Lunch — where Mike Trout eats!; Hudock’s closes for season; Root for Thunderbolts, not Giants!; We need Chandra Pitts on 92.1 FM; Jim Six passes — DAMN!; BLEEP cancer!; Goldie in Greenwich, Judy in winner’s circle; 200 laps in the pool says summer is still here

 

The column that says United Advocacy Group wants high school students to sign up for Families To College program through AmeriCorps at 40 E. Commerce St., in Bridgeton so they can get everything from tutoring to SAT prep and make education paramount at the campus center on the first floor, and director Amy Petrie and her 20 mentors will work with families, go into schools and connect with STEAMWorks, two doors down, all tbis from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and are you in, George Linen and Bridgeton High School in a big push to raise the college graduation rate in Cumberland County?

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!

Make sure if you want to sign up to be an AmeriCorps leader in Bridgeton that you call 856-285-4815 before training begins on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

It pays $1,000 a month and the training lasts one week initially and will take up 20 percent of the 1,700 hours required annually.

And there is an AmeriCorps house on South Avenue, meaning if you want to make a difference in a community, you go into the community and interact with the community.

Are you ready to add your voice in Family Court to speak for abused children who have no say about their future, and the judge really doesn’t have enough time to study every case, but you fan read up on it and recommend to him what decision to make.

Does that sound important enough to you to make a difference.

Over a hundred court appointed special advocates are working cases, but there are over 1,400 children that need a voice to get them on the right path to adulthood.

Call 856-265-6802 and inquire about what it takes, and you know what, if you’re reading this, you have what it takes to join CASA.

On the feral cat trail with one of the pioneers …

“Hello, everyone , this is carol from carolscatz.

“I wanted to take a minute and talk to everyone on here and have you share my post please with other cat folks.

“As you are aware, there has been a commission appointed by the Cumberland County freeholders regarding feral cats and TNVR.

“This is headed up by Dr. Ernie Zirkle and Meghan Sheppard from the county health department. I have been asked to sit on this board with many animal advocates. I believe in hearing first hand what the objective is, and potential problems to the feral cat community.

” With this being said, I want to assure everyone — my caretakers, my clients, my associates and cat friends, I will never reveal any information regarding colony locations, caretakers, etc.

“Now I need your help.

“If you have a question you would like the answer to from the commission, or a concern you would like to have info on, please email me today at

carolscatz@comcast.net.

“I will be getting answers for these questions and concerns and contacting you when I have the answer to your question. My being on the commission has no bearing on my non-profit, nor my being feral friendly. Let me assure you I am still one of you!”

— Carol Hickman,

carolscatz

Still waiting for the kickoff of Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Release in Upper Deerfield under Ric Kuhns.

Meanwhile, in the world of the Baconator …

“I got up at 6 a.m. just put in my order for Jim’s Lunch for tonight. No matter what happens in life today, good or bad, I have a 5 p.m. pick-up time. This is literally my favorite thing about fall.”

— D. Bailey Miles,

where bacon will get you everywhere

Jim’s Lunch opens and Hudock’s closes on the way to Salem City.

But D. Bailey Miles needs a little favorite team adjustment. Who down here roots for the Giants?

“If you haven’t seen the Giants play recently, allow me to recap: Most players show their disrespect (although what they are disrespecting is debatable) by kneeling.

“Not the Giants, though. They show their disrespect by playing. Or trying to. And not even remotely succeeding. We could easily throw a Midget league team (not even Millville — they’re way too good) in there and do better than what we’re doing.”

— D. Bailey Miles

The only team Millville fans should be rooting for are the Thunderbolts, who are building a dynasty from the Midgets to high school.

Their Midget teams are putting all four age groups in the playoffs and the Thunderbolts are beating up on everybody. The Bolts haven’t gone unbeaten since Jimmy McCormick was a lad in 1975 and Tony Surace was on his way to immortality.

Across the bridge in the most dangerous spot in the United States …

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CHANDRA PITTS

“As women leaders, we rarely look like what we’re going through to keep it all together personally and professionally. Thanks for capturing this moment, Sis, and keeping me encouraged in the middle of what’s been an extremely overwhelming week.

“Your support means the world!”

— Chandra Pitts,

One Village Alliance

And a little review …

“i really appreciate your organization. It’s been a blessing to my daughter, Genesis, and a great encouragement to her as a young woman. We are very grateful for you helping to bring change to the lives of so many young people! Praying for you this week and Genesis and I are available to chip in if needed. It’s going to be great!”

— Jeff Lyons

You may have heard this guy at Bogart’s …

“Just heard the sad news that a former colleague and long-time local journalist, Jim Six, has passed. So although I’ve told this story many times in newsrooms, I’m going to share it one more time.

“When I was in eighth grade, my reading class made a special American flag for General Norman Schwarzkopf during the Gulf War/first Iraq War, whatever you want to call it.
The flag was flown outside the general’s headquarters in Saudi Arabia (I guess) and was prominently seen in a national TV news feature concerning the conflict.

“What was then the Gloucester County Times caught wind of it, and Jim was the reporter who did the story. He interviewed me and several classmates.

“Roughly 20 years later, I was sitting at the desk next to Jim’s at the Times and covering news in several area towns. Of course, Jim had been writing his column for a long time by then, but he still was also constantly posting breaking news. He had several computers at his desk and seemed to have an eye on everything going on in the Philly region. I called his desk Battle Station Alpha.

“Jim never forgot those old, time-honored fundamentals, yet he always strove to be on the cutting edge of digital reporting and the latest advancements in the field. He loved sharing his decades of experience reporting, and it helped us.

“He’ll be missed, to say the least. Godspeed, Jim!”

— Joe Green

The man fought cancer the same way he fought life. Embedded.

He didn’t deserve to get laid off by the newspaper and he didn’t deserve cancer, but there isn’t a police officer or  dispatcher in Gloucester County that doesn’t know Jim Six.

He was one of them and had the booming voice to match. It seems like he went through as much training as them.

You get law enforcement to trust you, you’re somebody special.

We sat next to Jim Six’s desk while working in Woodbury, and we always felt shortchanged because he worked the dayshift and was gone by the time we came in. He had a stuffed bird on his desk. We always loved his last name.

Joe Green was just across the way in the middle of a gaggle of women who never seemed to stop laughing. He was a crime story producing machine, almost the heir apparent to Six’s beat.

But there was only one Jim Six.

Jim Six taught us how to fight and how to die, but God will find a use for his MOS.

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JIM SIX

“I sat in a benefits meeting with Jim and they were talking about 401K and they asked the room at what age they planned to retire.

“Jim said he was going to die on his desk right there in Woodbury. I do hope he was able to enjoy his final years, even with his health issues, and certainly he was a true journalist to the end.”

— Bill Evans

BLEEP cancer!

Ever wonder how Shep is doing …?

“Too damn hot in the bean field. Had enough for today,.

“Got to go to Wilmington VA in the a.m. for my cancer check. Rather get hit in the head with a hammer than drive over there.”

— Shep

You deserve a driver, Shep. The VA should pick you up, pay for breakfast at Aunt Betty’s and take you to Elsmere — in our old stomping grounds — and back.

We will never go to a VA clinic, hospital or triage. We will never forget how Washington screwed every vet returning from Vietnam, and didn’t even kiss them first.

Bastards!

Jack Yellin turns 76 on Oct. 15.

1941 was a really good year for births!

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“Eating at Aunt Betty’s in Greenwich for first time is Goldie Wulderk and her daughter, Judy. Reva Christian is the chef in the back. Goldie said Jack Hummel told her about Aunt Betty’s in Greenwich.”

— Rondy Henderson

 

Rondy, don’t they have refreshment stands where you’re playing softball? Put some weight on!

Funny story about Judy Wulderk.

Dean Schofield told his dad he was going to Brandywine Raceway one night and his dad, not a gambler, looked at the entries and said, “Look, Our Judy is running. Here, put two dollars on her.”

Our Judy won and paid a nice price. Looking at this picture, she’s still a winner.

YOU CAN BOOK IT: 200 more laps in the pool today and we suddenly feel like Melissa Helmbrecht Kappeler on steroids!

Get your kid involved! — 285-4815!; CASA is not only a house, but a voice, too!; Carolscatz on county cat panel; D. Bailey Miles loves Jim’s Lunch — where Mike Trout eats!; Hudock’s closes for season; Root for Thunderbolts, not Giants!; We need Chandra Pitts on 92.1 FM; Jim Six passes — DAMN!; BLEEP cancer!; Goldie in Greenwich, Judy in winner’s circle; 200 laps in the pool says summer is still here

Nobody listens because they’re too busy hating; Die in shape!; Meghen Wren talking nature; SPCA transports needed; Puppymill found in Bridgeton?; Michael DeLeon’s take on Vegas carnage; Chandra Pitts selling out venue

 

The column that says after stirring the pot on the Steve Tatz show tonight on 92.1 FM, 200 laps in the outdoor, above-ground pool took even more of the edge off, and we’re beginning to believe that the 30% functionally illiterate residents of Cumberland County are the most vocal because one guy called in and said we disrespected Mike Abbott’s wife on our show on Saturday, meaning he has no clue what he heard because the fact that it was about the wife of his friend, it automatically had to be bad, so now we know why TV evangelist Peter Popoff has so many followers by portending to heal people by touching their forehead.

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!

We’ll die either working out or right after working out, and not bleeding out from Xaralto, like the lawyer ads say, and not overdosing on neurotin, and not getting up in the middle of the night and crashing the car from Ambien — like that congressman — and not from drunk driving like Ted Kennedy.

We all know D. Bailey Miles is going to overdose on bacon, and not from spit-up from a patient all over her face like she keeps talking about.

What we need to see is five kids in four years.Abbott 40 years ago that if he wanted to live with the heart he has, not to ever, ever lift over 10 pounds.

He’s heeded that warning except when grazing in Kentucky with his in-laws cooking the fodder.

Megan Wren will be the featured speaker when the Salem County Nature Club holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The club will meet at the Alloway Township Municipal Building, 49 S. Greenwich St.

Meanwhile, back at the place that gets no credit for cleaning up the mess left by, the ignorant …

“Hi, All Good Hearted people!

“Transport help is urgently needed foru transport — one for a medium low-rider to U Penn tomorrow AM.

“One for a large dog and a tiny kitten to a rescue in Colmar, PA.

“One to Providence Animal Center in Media on Wednesday.

“And one/two rides for 2 medium sized dogs to be picked up at Penn and returned to CCSPCA on Thursday afternoon.

“HELP!”

— Maria Stoerrle,

Cumberland County SPCA

How is the following allowed to go on …?

“I need some advice as to who to call about a deplorable yard where I’ve seen litter after litter of puppies. It’s on the corners of Harrison and North streets in Bridgeton, right across from the Catholic Church.

“It is filthy and the yard is very small. My son told me they sell the puppies for $300. I told him in the spring if he sees puppies again to let me know.

“Well, there’s another litter. I feel so bad for all the dogs in that tiny yard.”

— animal lover

Code enforcement wouldn’t notice that, would they?

“Does Evil REALLY Need a Motive?

“Seriously? Why is the media so hell-bent on finding some sort of motive why Mr. Paddock murdered our brothers and sisters?

“Why are people, even so-called advocates, downplaying the possibility that long-term use of psychotropics do, in FACT, influence rational behavior?

“Makes ya think, doesn’t it?”

— Michael DeLeon,

Steered Straight

What’s psychotropics?

Meanwhile, across the bridge …

With over 350 registered, Girls Can Do Anything! Global Leadership Conference is completely SOLD OUT!

“Each year, the influx of registrants and waiting list of those we just don’t have space for affirms just how much our girls need us.

“If you registered for this event and are not able to attend for whatever reason, please revisit the link to CANCEL REGISTRATION and make room for another girl. If you didn’t register in time, no worries. 

“Girls Can Do Anything!” Is a year-round initiative with lots of powerful opportunities for women and girls. Please visit our website to join the GCDA club at www.iamthevillage.org.”

— Chandra Pitts,

Wilmington, DE

We’ve got to get her on 92.1 FM with The Prez.

What a powerful pair!

YOU CAN BOOK IT: Schedule all your weekend fundraising for this coming Sunday because the Eagles are playing Thursday night.

Nobody listens because they’re too busy hating; Die in shape!; Meghen Wren talking nature; SPCA transports needed; Puppymill found in Bridgeton?; Michael DeLeon’s take on Vegas carnage; Chandra Pitts selling out venue