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December 2007

Gloucester City-B-Ball Team from many years ago

GLOUCESTER CITY- Memories from the past……Steubings Appliance Basketball Team year would be around 1955. Pictured (bottom row) from left unknown, Bart Rettew, Joe Battersby, Jan Ferry, John Rowand. Standing-Coach unknown? Anzide, Rick Gonzales, unknown, Rocky Gianvito, unknown, unknown, unknown. If you have any information about the photo, such as the names of those unknown, email [email protected] Photo provided by Joe Battersby Related: Memories Album Memories Album #2 Read more →

Rider’s Ringgold Rookie of Week

Men’s College Basketball LAWRENCEVILLE—Rider University freshman Mike Ringgold was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for all games played the final week of 2007. A 6’7”, 200 pound forward, Ringgold (Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic) made seven of nine field goal attempts at Drexel Friday night in his collegiate debut in his hometown, compiling 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Trailing 21-16, Rider went on a 21-8 run, six points by Ringgold, to take a 37-29 lead and led 37-30 at the half. Ringgold’s dunk gave Rider a 47-39 lead, his basket gave Rider a... Read more →

ClearysNoteBook: A Look Back at 2007 'Cheers and Jeers' Columns

Jiglu: ClearysNoteBook: Bill's Cheers and Jeers for the Year 2007 CHEERS AND JEERS by William E. Cleary Jeer To corrupt politicians in the State of New Jersey. Since 2002 the US Attorney's Office has charged 108 public officials with corruption offenses. Ethics reform in New Jersey............... Read more →

Bill Keebler, "The Hoagie King of Gloucester City", owner of Keeblers Cafe

KEEBLER William B. "Bill", Age 86, of Bellmawr, departed this life on December 26, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Bill leaves to mourn his memory his loving wife Katherine (nee Mills); four children: Bonnie Pontonio (Mike), Walter Keebler(MaryAnn), William B. Keebler, Jr. (Eileen) and Carolyn Ferritti (William); his eleven grandchildren: Kathleen Reid (Tim), Hugh West, Jr., (Kim), Jennifer Briglia (Anthony), Michael Pontonio, Jr., Christine Gralnick (David), Daniel Pontonio, Colleen Kurz (Daniel), Cynthia Concordia (Mark), Walter Keebler, Jr., William Keebler, III (Laurie) and Steven Keebler (Jami) and twelve great grandchildren. Bill was a World War II veteran serving in the... Read more →

Jean Blaszko, age 86, of Mt. Ephraim

BLASZKO, JEAN On December 27, 2007, (nee Gasiorowski), age 86. Wife of the late Gregory of Mt. Ephraim, formerly of Camden, NJ. Dear mother of George (Maryann) of Collingswood, Judith Falconiero of Marlton and Barbara Witkowski (Stanley) of Mt. Ephraim, sister of Tessie Jackson of Maine. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Kings Highway, Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Viewing Wednesday from 7 to 9PM and Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30... Read more →

Agnes Bradshaw, of Gloucester City, services Thursday

BRADSHAW, AGNES E. On December 30, 2007, (nee Keller), age 85 years, of Sicklerville and formerly of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of the late Frank R. Bradshaw. Loving mother of Diane C. Newcome of Robbins-ville, Janet A. Kaczorowski and her husband Al of Sickler-ville and the late Jerry B. Bradshaw. Also survived by 2 sisters Emma Hoffman, Tresa Hoffman, the late Edith Stotz, 7 grandchildren Diana, Janet, Jaclyn, Kerri, Amy, Staci, the late Jeffrey and 8 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends of the family are kindly invited to her Religious Service on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at... Read more →

ClearysNoteBook Top Stories of 2007 (continued)

July 2007 Plans for a new pub-style family restaurant on Burlington Street are underway. Shawn Nachurski and David McDonough, owners of Bridges Real Estate, L.L.C., appeared before the Gloucester City Planning Board last week with plans to transform the former go-go bar known as Billy's Place into an Irish pub-style family restaurant. Nachurski outlined plans to renovate and expand the building at 157 Burlington Street, which was built in the 1800s. Teens are Skinny Dipping in Brooklawn In the past few weeks, I have that been aware that people, during the early morning hours, were using my backyard pool. Oh,... Read more →

New Jersey: Bears putting off hibernation

Source The Daily Record December 30, 2007 Many New Jersey bears seem to be staying up later than usual this winter. Pregnant sows have to den-up to have their cubs in January, but as long as there's abundant food available, other bears sometimes stay awake, unlike groundhogs and chipmunks, two true hibernators. Black bears generally go into a deep sleep during the coldest months, but aren't as out of consciousness as real hibernators. Just about every week, there are new photos of bears, some taken by trail cameras, others by hunters, on There's even one sleeping on a bait... Read more →

Coast Guard: The Most Dramatic Video Rescues of 2007 *

Coast Guard Releases the Top Ten Rescue Videos of 2007 Posted: 28 Dec 2007 10:29 AM CST PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Coast Guard Headquarters released a video compilation of the services most dramatic rescues of 2007.These harrowing rescues confirm the critical lifesaving role performed by the Coast Guard in service to our nation. Since 1790, the Coast Guard has saved more than one million lives, and it continues to execute this mission [...] Read more →

Marie Virginia Thomas, lifelong resident of Brooklawn; Services on Thursday

Marie Virginia Thomas, (nee Fruncillo) of Brooklawn went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2007. She was 82. Marie was born in Philadelphia, PA and was a longtime resident of Brooklawn. Loving wife of 64 years to Anthony J. Thomas. Beloved mother of Kathleen Vaux (Stephen)of Little Egg Harbor, Donna M. Firlein (Fran) of Westville, Dee MacAdams(Thomas) of Brooklawn and Christine Dwight (Don)of Woodbury Heights. Dee is the owner of Erin's Gardens in Gloucester City Devoted grandmother of 9 (Ryan, Brett, Bryan, Toni, Shane, Colin, Erin, Samantha, Kyle). Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her... Read more →

Private Funeral Services held for James Seltzer, 22, of Deptford

James Seltzer, 22 of Deptford, N.J. on December 24, 2007. Beloved son of James Seltzer and step-son of Karyn (Brown) Seltzer of North Carolina. Loving grandson of Bertha Dugan. Dear nephew of Steven Seltzer and Linda Burrow. Step-brother of Justin and Colin Emerle. Private Services were held on Thursday Dec. 27, 2007 under the direction of the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, Woodbury. J.J. will be sadly missed by his father, family and friends. Read more →

Bill Connelly, formerly of Brooklawn, Gloucester Catholic Graduate, Founder of Colonial Wallcovering

Bill Connelly went home to be with our Lord on Dec. 19, 2007. Born on April 24, 1940 in Brooklawn, N.J., he raised his family in West Deptford, N.J., until he retired to Naples, Florida in 1991. Survivors are his wife of 49 years, Elaine; his four children, Janet, Shellie, Bill, Norman; his eight grandchildren and his brother Norman. Bill was the founder of Colonial Wallcovering, a lifetime member of the Colonial Manor Fire Association and a member of the American Legion # 135 in Florida. Bill¹s love of life and the beauty he saw in God¹s nature took his... Read more →

College Wrestling: Rider 11th of 50 at Midlands

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS—The Broncs are competing this weekend at the 45th Annual Midlands Wrestling Tournament, hosted by Northwestern University, with three wrestlers in the semi-finals and three in the consolation wrestle backs. Senior Don Fisch (Williamstown, N.J./Delsea), the eighth seed at 149, will face the fifth seed, Jake Patacsil of Purdue in the semi-finals Sunday. Fisch defeated Grant Paswall of Illinois 7-3 in the quarter-finals. Fisch defeated Matt Cusick of Virginia Tech 3-0 in the round of 16. Fisch won a major decision (14-0) in the first round over Chris Szabolcs of Air Force and defeated Ashtin Primus of Missouri 7-2... Read more →

Richard Unis, age 63, of Gibbstown, formerly of Audubon

UNIS, RICHARD J. SR. On December 26, 2007, age 63 years, of Gibbstown, and formerly of Audubon. Beloved husband of the late Virgie M. (Cherokee) (nee Byrd). Loving father of Ray, Debbie Connell, Lone Wolf, Sheila Unis, Richard Jr. and Lisa Holland. Also survived by his mother IsabelAllen, 1 sister Sheila Murchell, 28 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends of the family may call Monday, 10-11:00am at the EVOY-BANASZFUNERAL HOME, 129 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights where a Religious Service will be celebrated at 11:00am. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Read more →

Photo Album: GHS 51 Audubon 28

photos by Bruce Darrow AUDUBON- Gloucester High got their first win of the season today against Audubon High. Lions Brett Darrow high scorer with 16 points and teammate Brandon Blackiston followed with 10 points. Related: Game Photo Album Gloucester City High School Audubon News GHS Web Site Audubon High School Web Site Read more →

Eleanor Radlinger, 63, of Brooklawn; Employed by Macy's Security Dept. for 26 years

RADLINGER, ELEANOR C. On December 26, 2007,(nee Kubala), of Brooklawn, NJ, age 63. She is the beloved wife of Jack Radlinger and loving mother of Walter Robert Radlinger (Paula), Cherrie Hammer (Donald) and Lisa Radlinger. Her dear grandchildren Kevin, AJ and Jack, brothers Edward (Fran) and John (Ruth) Kubala, sister-in law Shirley Watson, brother-in law Kenneth Radlinger (Sandy) and many dear nieces and nephews also survive her. Eleanor was employed in the Security Dept. of Macy's in Cherry Hill for over 26 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN... Read more →

Gloucester City: December's Breakfast Club Meeting

By Lois Lane, gossip columnist for ClearysNoteBook The Gloucester City Breakfast Club had a huge turnout for their December 29 meeting held at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street at the Railroad. Some thirty-nine men were in attendance. Hank Miller won the prize for coming the longest distance. The former Gloucester resident, who writes the column When East Meets West for ClearysNoteBook, flew in from his home in Kitakyushu City, Japan just for the breakfast. Photo: Welcoming Hank, left, with a warm handshake is Rick Gonzales (click on photo to enlarge). Winning second place was former Gloucesterite Jack Bowe, who... Read more →

Margaret H. Heyne, 91, of Mt. Ephraim; 1st Presbyterian Church parishioner

(nee Horner) On December 27, 2007, age 91. of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Harold Heyne. Devoted mother of Lynn and son-in-law Tom Spina of Somerdale, NJ and the late Stephen Heyne. Loving grandmother of Elizabeth and Brian Spina. Dear sister-in-law of Elizabeth Horner of Cape May. Special friend of Dorothy Spina of Glassboro and John Gasparon of Mt. Ephraim. Also many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Heyne was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Haddon Heights, NJ. She loved to travel, bowl, participate in church groups, good cook, great apple pies. She also enjoyed... Read more →

Rider University 45, Princeton University 42

Women’s College Basketball LAWRENCEVILLE—All is forgotten when you make the winning shot. Shaking off an 0-7 shooting effort in the first 37 minutes of the game, Rider sophomore Amanda Sepulveda (Perth Amboy/Hun School) made a three-point field goal at the buzzer to give Rider a victory over Princeton Saturday afternoon. “I am proud of the kids for the way they fought,” said head coach Lynn Milligan. “It wasn’t a pretty game by any means but we talk about it everyday, how you battle and battle and play strong defense so that you have the opportunity to win close games.” Sepulveda... Read more →


Lakeland, FL… The College of New Jersey wrestling team wrapped action on Saturday at the 2007 Brute Sunshine Open at the Lakeland Convention Center. After two days of competition in the non- team scored event, TCNJ produced three champions, three runners-up, a fourth place finisher and a sixth place finisher. Defending event champion, Augsburg College (MN) produced only two champions, while Delaware Valley College also had three champions at the event. The 21-team competition featured four of the nation’s top ten ranked teams in Division III, including No. 1 ranked Augsburg College (MN), #4 Heidelberg College (O), #6 Delaware Valley... Read more →

Boys High School Hoops: Rams Win GCHS Holiday Tournament*

Posted on Sat, Dec. 29, 2007 Source Mike Calzonetti went home with the MVP award, but Gloucester Catholic needed Terence McPeak's two foul shots with 10 seconds left to lock up its own holiday boys' basketball tournament with a 49-46 win over Eastern last night. The Rams (5-1) built an eight-point lead after three quarters before holding off Eastern's (4-2) comeback bid, which was led by Bobby Harris (18 points). Calzonetti had 17 points in the final, and finished the two-game event with 35 total points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. continues Read more →

Debra Budesa age 49, of Deptford, Services on Monday

(nee Brancato), on December 26, 2007, of Deptford. Age 49. Beloved wife of William. Devoted mother of Joseph and his fiancé Gracia of Deptford, Candice Kennedy and her husband Daniel of Glassboro and Andrea and her boyfriend David of Deptford. Dear sister of Thomas Brancato and his wife Kathy. Niece of Anne DiPatri and her husband Dick. Aunt of Danielle, Samantha and Meredith and four nephews. Also survived by mother-in-law Margaret Budesa, sisters-in-law Donette, Colleen and Rosemary and brothers-in-law Warren and Mike. Loving daughter of the late Salvatore and Joan Brancato. There will be visitation from 9:30 to 11:30am Monday... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: New Years in Japan

By Hank F.Miller Jr. New Year's is the most significant holiday in Japan. On the morning of January 1, family members exchange formal greetings and have o-toso, or spiced sake, o-zoni soup containing rice cakes, and a variety of special New Year's dishes. Parents give their children o-toshidama, or New Year's money gifts. Then they enjoy reading New Year's greeting postcards which are sent by family members or friends, and are usually delivered around noon. Quite a few people pay the New Year's first visit to a shrine or temple to pray for coming good fortune. In years gone by,... Read more →

Game Wardens Fall in the Line of Duty

source Written by TPW Thursday, 27 December 2007 While at the academy, Hurst shared his knowledge about waterfowl with fellow cadets and taught duck identification techniques. On March 17, Hurst’s 34th birthday, he was killed while attempting to apprehend a suspected poacher. The Justin Hurst WMA becomes the fourth wildlife area in Texas dedicated to a fallen game warden. read on Read more →


December 28, 2007 Media Release Lakeland, FL… The College of New Jersey wrestling team opened action on Friday at the 2007 Brute Sunshine Open at the Lakeland Convention Center. After one day of competition in the two-day non-team scored event, TCNJ proudly boasts eight wrestlers alive in the semifinals. The 21-team competition features four of the nation’s top ten ranked teams in Division III, including No. 1 ranked Augsburg College (MN), #4 Heidelberg College (O), #6 Delaware Valley College and the #8 ranked Lions of TCNJ. TCNJ’s junior Al Wonesh (Columbus, NJ/Northern Burlington) put the Lions in good standing after... Read more →

Robert A Jones, Well Known Municipal Accountant and Auditor Succumbs at the age of 72

Robert A. Jones, age 72 died on December 26, 2007. A graduate of Clayton High School in 1953, he attended Washington College and received his degree from Temple University in 1968. Bob was an Army Veteran serving from 1958-1960. He owned and operated Robert A. Jones Inc. Accountants in Pitman and formerly of Camden. He was Auditor for the City of Camden from 1976-1996. Bob was a licensed Registered Municipal Accountant and Public School Accountant who audited many municipalities and school districts. Bob was a member of the Registered Municipal Accountants Assn. of NJ and the NJ Public Accountants Association.... Read more →

Skip Mamounis, age 60 of Haddon Hts., Sunday School Teacher & Webelo Leader

MAMOUNIS, GLENN G. (SKIP) On December 24, 2007, age 60 years, of Haddon Heights. Beloved husband of Josie A. (nee Johnson). Loving father of Kyle J. at home, George of Newfield and Lisa Bercute of Sewell. Also survived by two sisters, Donna M. Ruth of Ewan, Rosann Boggs of Gaithersburg, MD, four grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and great nephews, a godson John Pole and his special cousin Amigo Jim Payne. Skip was a Sales Consultant with White Valley Memorials in Berlin, and was a former soccer coach, Webelo leader and Sunday School Teacher in Haddon Heights. He also was an... Read more →

Parents of student who died after binge suing Rider U.*

Associated Press Home News Tribune Online 12/28/07 A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Friday by lawyers for Gary and Julie DeVercelly, whose son Gary DeVercelly Jr. died in March after a party at the on-campus Phi Kappa Tau house in which authorities say pledges were urged to consume large quantities of alcohol. The suit in state Superior Court seeks an unspecified amount of money from Rider, as well as Ohio-based Phi Kappa Tau, and four members of the fraternity's now-defunct Rider chapter. continue Read more →

Bills Point of View: ‘The Good’ & ‘The Bad’ for December

JEER-NJ Gov. Corzine and the Lame Duck Legislators recently did away with the death penalty in our state. Edward P. Donohue, Chief of Police, Lower Township sums it up in a recent Letter to the Editor stating in part, "This is a slap in the face to every one who puts on a bulletproof vest every day, kisses their family and walks out the door to protect the state's residents." CHEER- Gloucester City Patrolman Steve Burkhardt and his K-9 partner "Eich" pronounced "Ike" a 15- month- old black German shepherd imported from Slovakia graduate today, December 28, from the Camden... Read more →

Thompson harbors NCAA tourney, NBA draft hopes at Rider University

By Andy Glockner Source This small-time setting was about the last place you would expect to find an NBA prospect, but there he was in Rider's handsome cranberry red uniform, a visitor from the decidedly mid-major MAAC, long and lean like the 1 that adorns his jersey's back. Meet Jason Thompson, the best 6-foot-11, 250-pound forward you've never heard of. Last season, Thompson averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds a game, placing him with Kevin Durant and Nick Fazekas as the only 20-and-10 players in Division I. This season, after a summer spent working out at camps run... Read more →

Pat Mignogna, of Runnemede, formerly of Bellmawr

MIGNOGNA, PASQUALE L. On December 25, 2007, of Runnemede, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 72. Devoted father ofJoseph and Michael Mignogna and Lisa Goldstein. Dear brother of Victor A. (Janet) Mignogna. Mr. Mignogna proudly served in the U.S. Army. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Saturday morning from 8:15 to 9:15am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Funeral Mass 10am Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr. Entombment New St. Mary's Mausoleum, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made inMr. Mignogna's memory to the Salvation Army, 915 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103. Expressions of sympathy... Read more →

Joe Romero, of Gloucester City, Decorated WWII Navy Hero, Retired Carpenter

ROMERO, JOSEPH LEONARD On Dec. 25, 2007, age 80, of Gloucester, born in Delair, formerly of Delran/Beverly area most of his life. Dear father of Joseph (Margaret) Romero of Pennsauken, Diane(Kevin) Graham of Cinnaminson and Karen (John) Romero-Nutley of Cincinnati, OH. Brother of Frank Romero of Moorestown, Henrietta Hannold of Gloucester, John Romero of Manchester, NJ and Mildred Staas of Williamstown. Grandfather of Heather, Eric, Adam, Jason,Justin, Kristin, Megan, Kristofer, Kirsten, Samantha and Nate and great-grandfather of Emily and Allison. Mr. Romero was a Navy WW II Underwater Demolition Team 15 Veteran, awarded the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon 2 stars, American... Read more →

Drexel University 73, Rider University 66

Men's College Basketball PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--Despite 21 points and eight rebounds from senior Jason Thompson (Mt. Laurel/Lenape), the Broncs saw their three-game winning streak end at Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center Thursday night (December 27). “I thought Drexel wanted it more than we did tonight,” said Rider head coach Tommy Dempsey. “It was a well played game and Drexel made more plays than we did in the last eight minutes.” Rider (8-5) led 58-55 with 6:30 remaining before Drexel (7-5) out-scored Rider 12-2, making four three-point field goals, to take a 67-60 lead with 3:15 left to play. “We played a pretty... Read more →

James P. Cox of Haddonfield; Teacher at Gloucester Twp Middle School, Haddonfield GOP member

On Dec. 22, 2007, age 62, a life long resident of Haddonfield. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn 'Lynn' (nee Martin). Mr. Cox is survived by severalcousins including Mary Peck, of Paramus, NJ. Mr. Cox had been a teacher at the Charles W. Lewis Middle School in Gloucester Twp. for many years. He loved his job and unfortunately was forced into earlyretirement due to health issues. Additionally, he was a long time member of the Haddonfield Republican Club and the Haddonfield United Methodist Church. Relatives and friends are invited to Mr. Cox's Memorial Service, Saturday, January 5th, 1:00 PM, in... Read more →

Funeral Services for Six-Year-Old allegedly Killed by his Mother

Funeral services for Jarod B. Harding, 6, of Deptford, will be held on Monday, December 31. Authorities allege Martina Harding slashed Jarod’s throat in the living room of their Oak Valley home about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The mother, who is charged with murder, aggravated assault and other offenses, remains hospitalized under guard with a self-inflicted wound. Born in Woodbury, Jarod was a First Grade Student at the Pine Acres Elementary School. Away from his studies, Jarod enjoyed playing on his computer, his Star Wars toys and building with Lego’s. Jarod will be forever remembered for his heroism and all are... Read more →

Coast Guard Responds to Distress Call in Gloucester Harbor

Coast Guard Media release BOSTON - The Coast Guard responded yesterday to a distress call from a fishing crew who reported flooding and an engine room fire onboard their boat in Gloucester Harbor, Mass. Coast Guard Sector Boston received a radio distress call from the crew of the Kizmat, a 35-foot Gloucester-based lobster boat, at approximately 10:40 a.m., reporting smoke and that their boat was taking on water. A 47-foot boat crew and 25-foot boat crew, both from Coast Guard Station Gloucester, and the Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle, a 110-foot patrol boat based in Gloucester, responded to the call... Read more →

James Joseph Doyle, 56, of Gloucester City; Memorial Service Sunday

Funeral Services will be held Sunday for James J. Doyle, age 56, of Gloucester City. Loving Father of John J. Doyle, Sr. and Jeanine D. Doyle. Beloved grandfather of John J. Doyle, Jr., Erik Doyle and Jessica Lynn Coulter. Dear Brother of Virginia M. Brancato (William H.), Cynthia Forsman (Bruce) and Sonja A. Eggleston (Stephen). Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Sunday from 12 Noon to 1 pm at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Memorial Service 1 pm in the funeral home officiated by Pastor Gary Brennan of Westville United Methodist... Read more →

A Look at 2007: Hunting and Fishing in South Jersey

Three factors influenced SJ fishing in 2007 Gloucester County Times - - Woodbury,NJ,USA Thursday, December 27, 2007 By Ralph Knisell As most readers will be using South Jersey area hunting and fishing facilities, I will keep the Delaware Bay and areas close by as the focal points. ... Read more →

What is the Gloucester City Board of Education/Administration concealing from the public?

Dear Bill, I have noticed that the video of the Gloucester City School Board December Meeting has still not been shown on the local cable station Channel 19. Why is it every time a heated issue is brought up and questions are raised that may cause controversy on the Board that somehow it never shows up on Local TV 19? This happened in May or April when myself, Mr. Hagan, and a few others questioned the Board, with no response. What are the leadership and the majority of the board afraid of? What is it that they don't want the... Read more →

Mount Ephraim Kicks-Off the Holiday Season in Grand Fashion

ACCEPTING AWARD - Santa & Mrs. Claus proudly accept the D.A.R.E. Sgt. Denny Kerper Memorial Award from the Kerper Family at this year's Christmas Parade. Santa & Mrs. Claus have donated their plaque to Jack & Sue Cain of the Spread Eagle Inn who will proudly display the award. From left are Doris Watson, sister to Denny; Tim Keper, Jo Anne Senft, sister to Denny, Kevin Kerper, Parade Chairman Bill Bates, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Taryn Kerper, and John Senft, brother-in-law to Denny. Photos by John Lafferty III MT. Ephraim Christmas Parade of Lights By Bill Bates NEWS Correspondent On Saturday,... Read more →

In a word: hunting with Dusty is awesome!

Woodlander wins drawing, hunts with ex-Giants manager By BRUCE BURTON Article Created: 12/25/2007 06:19:25 AM PST source A 14-year-old Woodland boy with a love of the outdoors and knack for playing baseball and football spent Sunday morning hunting ducks and geese and swapping sports stories with Dusty Baker, the former San Francisco Giants and current Cincinnati Reds manager. When the day was over, the Woodland High School freshman had one word to describe his experience. Three guesses what that word was. The first two guesses don't count. read on............. Read more →

Tom Duffy, Retired Sheet Metal Mechanic and Local Union 19 member for 42 Years

Thomas F. Duffy, of Deptford, passed away on December 23, 2007 at the age of 78. Tom, whose nickname was 'Goodyear', was a simple and hardworking man and will be remembered for his good hearted and outgoing ways. He was generous, loved to party and spend time with his family and friends. In his spare time he enjoyed going to the casinos, traveling to Las Vegas, and rooting for Notre Dame. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Tom was a resident of Deptford for 50 years and a long time parishioner of Most Holy Redeemer Parish. Prior to retiring in 1991, Tom... Read more →

Hunting & Fishing: NJ Fish License Bureaucracy

NJ Fish License Bureaucracy By PeteD I haven't had a NJ freshwater fishing license for a while, and when my kids asked me what I wanted for Christmas I told them I would like one. My wife calls me from the store and tells me not only does she need my drivers license and SS ... SurfTalk - New Jersey Fishing - Read more →

A Look at the Top Stories of the Year on ClearysNoteBook

January 2007 Bills Point of View: HOW MUCH DID IT COST? NOW WE KNOW!-Remember the "sweet-heart" deal announced October 12, 2006 in the Democrat controlled "What's Happening In Gloucester City" newsletter that the City had purchased the dilapidated building at Broadway and Cumberland St. It was one of those Democrat "puff pieces" that came out before the election with the banner "Great Things Are Happening" in Gloucester City. In this article the Kilcourse administration conveniently left out some important information. In particularly, how much did it cost you and I to buy this crumbling structure? Dooley's Bar Comes Tumbling Down;... Read more →

King Ranch Buck caught in the fence

This "GRAND DADDY" is recovering at the Vet Training Facility at Texas A & M. The deer got tangled in the fence and unfortunately sustained a broken neck. The young woman in these photos is "Liz", a vet student at Texas A & M. At the writing of this mail, the Boone and Crockett Score had not been determined. source Texas Kayak submitted by Gary Devine Read more →

Down the Shore: Coast Guard aircrew locates missing boater

Posted By John on December 24th, 2007 source Coast Guard media release ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Coast Guard located a missing boater today after he was reported overdue from a kayaking trip in Little Egg Harbor near Little Egg Inlet. Deceased was Robert Guadiosi, 22. The Coast Guard received a call at 3:04 p.m. reporting Guadiosi overdue from a short kayaking trip. A Coast Guard small boat crew from Station Barnegat Light and a helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City began searching for the 22-year old. The helicopter crew located the man in the water near Rose Point... Read more →

Hunting Stories: The typical 11 point has been unofficially scored at 172 inches

December 23, 2007 Outdoors by The Clarion-Ledger And then there's the story of Allen Hunley, who just over a year into his deer hunting career killed a buck of a lifetime. He didn't even know just how good a deer he had killed, using a borrowed muzzle-loader on private land Dec. 12 near his home in Utica. If the antlers maintain their measurements for the required 60-day drying period, they will be a Boone & Crockett record book qualifier and the second largest ever killed in Mississippi with a muzzle-loader rifle. read more Read more →

Our Men & Women in the Military: Brothers transition from football field to battle field

Submitted by: II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD) Story by: Computed Name: Lance Cpl. Charles E. McKelvey Source RAMADI, Iraq(Dec. 22, 2007) -- Some Marines in the infantry claim those who they work the closest with as their family; even further their brothers. Two assault men with Fox Company in Ramadi have not only the birth certificates, but also the DNA to prove in fact they are brothers. Fraternal twins, Lance Cpl.’s Brad and Scott Stys, assault men, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment coin the term brothers in arms. The 22-year olds are just two of the many... Read more →