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March 2011

$500,000 Award Assists Public Infrastructure Project in Gloucester City

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES AWARD OF FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT TO CAMDEN COUNTY MUNICIPALITY TRENTON – The Christie Administration today announced the award of a $500,000 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program grant to Gloucester City in Camden County. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) receives, distributes and administers the grant funds for the State of New Jersey. “It is essential that we take action to address local community development needs, which is why these Small Cities Community Development Block Grants are so important,” said DCA Commissioner Lori Grifa. “This funding will lead to lasting improvements for... Read more →

Freedom Car Visits South Carolina

The American Legion - March 23, 2011 Photo by Wayne St. John Today, March 24, The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car and driver Jerick Johnson visited the VA Outpatient Clinic in Greenville, S.C., and the nearby James F. Daniel, Jr., Post 3. The Freedom Car crew expressed their support for The American Legion, racing and most importantly, our nation’s veterans. “The American Legion does so much for our veterans, our active military and their families. Stopping by VA centers and letting patients know that they are appreciated for what they have done and saying ‘Thank you for your... Read more →

Nominate Pop Barth to the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame

Brooklawn American Legion Baseball legend Joe "Pop" Barth (photo) is one of a 100 semifinalists in the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame contest. At 89 years of age, Joseph Barth, Sr., also known as Coach Barth, truly embodies the spirit of the Energizer Bunny®. He started and serves as the manager of the Brooklawn American Legion Baseball team and has led the team to win several State and Regional Championships as well two World Series Championships. Joseph’s goal for the team is to make baseball affordable for great, young players and he hosts fundraisers to help support those who... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing News: The Pie Bald Buck and more...

NOTES FROM THE FIELD by Gary Devine: I looked out my kitchen window, on the third day after Roseann and I moved in to our new house. It was March 2, 2011 and to my surprise I spotted a half white pie-bald four point buck. I called my NJ bear hunting friend Wayne Cheeseman and he called me a bullshitter. He said "a half white buck with antlers in March". I told him that I will get that buck on film with my Primos motion camera. It took me 19 days to get him. Someone said that is a good... Read more →

Gloucester City Girl Scouts Celebrate

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-This was only some of the Girl Scouts that came out to share in our recent Celebration. We had Girl Scouts from 1 year to 50 years (not age this is years in Girl Scouts). I would like to take the time to thank everyone that came out. Most of all I would like to thank Reverand Morgan for a wondeful service and for all she does for the Girl Scouts. Reverand Morgan opened the doors for Girl Scouts in Gloucester City over 1 year ago. My two troops starting meeting there and now we have 4 troops... Read more →

Pearl V. Panichella, of Camden City, age 72

On March 22, 2011 . Age 72. (nee White) Lifelong resident of Camden. Loving and devoted wife of 19 years to the late John A. Panichella. Loving and caring mother of John Panichella (Maria) and Michael Panichella. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Korin, Danielle, John and Rachel. Pearl loved animals and was an avid donor to many animal charities over the years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment will be private in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. Condolences and Memories may... Read more →

Gloucester Township Council Refuses to Add Email Addresses to Website

Note from Tom Crone, SJCU Executive Director It has been one week since SJCU asked the Gloucester Township Council to add individual email addresses to their website in order to facilitate a better duologue with residents directly. Under the current system emails to the GT Council are collected by the Clerk's office, sent to the Solicitors office then to the council President for distribution to council members. Why would the town's lawyer need to review correspondence from constituents, why would citizens be denied a direct line of communication to those they elected to represent them. I met with Mayor Mayer... Read more →


Medical Marijuana Facility As reported in the news, Compassionate Care Foundation has been approved for dispensing medical marijuana and has mentioned Bellmawr as a site. At this time no plans, building location or other information has be discussed with Mayor and Council on this issue. Compassionate Care has not scheduled any meetings with Mayor and Council, Zoning or Planning Boards with their proposal and site location. Borough Officials are concerned about many issues that they would like answered before they make any decisions on the proposed site. Please see this link for some additional information. via www.bellmawr.com Read more →

Report Shows Money’s Not the Problem in Failing School Districts”

Despite spending levels that meet or exceed virtually every state in the country, and that saw a significant increase in spending levels from 2000 to 2008, our 'at risk' children are now moving further from proficiency. -Judge Peter Doyne Westfield— Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union), in response to a special master’s findings in the latest school funding lawsuit pending before the Supreme Court, said that Judge Doyne’s report affirms the need for outcomes-based education reforms in New Jersey: “Judge Doyne’s report proves that money is not the problem for chronically failing school districts in New Jersey.” “His... Read more →

Caroline Wozniacki Stays at #1

By Lars Hjelmroth (special to ClearysNoteBook) INDIAN WELLS, California— It was the young legs of Caroline Wozniacki, 20, that defeated Marion Bartoli 6-1, 2-6 and 6-3 to win the BNP Paribas Open after she lost in last years final. The victory kept Wozniacki at the number one world ranking. Wozniacki was runner-up to Jelena Jankovic a year ago. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden had its best attendance ever at the 36th year of the event. “I can keep playing out there for hours and hours,” Wozniacki said smiling. She won the tournament with her strong legs. It was her 14th... Read more →

William H. Roney Jr. of Gloucester City

RONEY, William H. Jr 64, of Gloucester City, Peacefully passed away March 19, 2011 surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife of 43 yrs, Dorothy (nee Louis), sister Lillian Sneddon (nee Roney), late brother Tom Roney. Dear father of Cynthia (Michael) Kopras, Michael (Karin) Roney, William Roney III and Jeffrey (April) Roney, as well as 5 grandchildren. He was involved in the Mummers (String Bands) for 50 yrs. He also enjoyed camping with his family. He will be dearly missed. Services will be private. Read more →

NJ Department of Health Releases Names of ATCs for Medicinal Marijuana Program

The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced today that six nonprofit entities have been selected to operate Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) for the state’s Medicinal Marijuana program. The successful applicants are: · Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center, Corp., Ocean, Central Region; Board of Trustees/Officers: Richard Lefkowitz, CEO; H. Alexander Zaleski, COO. The ATC would be located in Manalapan, Monmouth County. · Compassionate Care Centers of America Foundation Inc. (CCCAF), Jersey City, Central Region; Board of Directors: David Weisser, Michael Weisser and Anastasia Burlyuk. The ATC would be located in New Brunswick, Middlesex County. · Compassionate Care Foundation Inc., West... Read more →

EMT/6p-6a rotating/Part-time/Gloucester City

NOTE : CNB has posted this advertisement as a public service Department: GLOUCESTER EMS Category: Technician Hours Per Week: Part Time Shift Details: 6p-6a Days: varies Week End Req: Every other weekend Location: Gloucester City, NJ Requisition Number: 452823 Lourdes Health System is one of southern New Jersey’s leading healthcare providers. The system is comprised of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, and other offsite satellite services. Lourdes Health System is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., and is a member of Catholic Health East, a health system with 33 regional health... Read more →

Sale of Borough Homes Gives Brooklawn a Budget Surplus

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News During a special budget meeting recently, Brooklawn Borough Clerk, Barbara Lewis said the fund balance, which is surplus, is higher than it has been in the last few years due to sale of borough-owned property. Also, a full year of new sewer charges that were collected and a larger reserve appropriation balances from the year 2009 contributed to the surplus, Lewis said. At that time, after working diligently on the budget numbers, the auditor along with Lewis came up with a budget that could mean a 13 cent increase per $100 assessed value. This... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Commissioners Honor Poster Winners

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News Out of hundreds of contestants from schools all over Camden County, Mount Ephraim had two students that went on to compete in the county level Fire Prevention poster contest. Timothy Alexander won at the county level for the second time, and Maryellen Crain received honorable mention for their posters which promote safety and awareness. The two students were honored during March's Board of Commissioners meeting and posed for photographs with Mayor Joseph Wolk, Fire Chief Brian Gilmore and Commissioners Bruce Greenwald and Andrew Gilmore. In other news, the Commissioners announced that March has... Read more →

Only a Coward would Commit Such a Despicable Act of Vandalism

I just read about the despicable act of vandalism to Mayor James’ hummer. I grew up in Gloucester City and I have seen Bill James move up the ranks from rookie to mayor. We had many run-ins because I felt I had the right to drink, drug and act a fool without interference from the police. I believed, “I wasn’t bothering them, so they shouldn’t bother me.” Boy, was I so very wrong! I wish I would have taken heed to their attempts to straighten out my life and get me on the right road. If I had, I wouldn’t... Read more →

Lichaj Added to U.S. National Team Roster for New Jersey ‘Friendly’

Photo by U.S. Soccer The U.S. Men's National Team led by Clint Dempsey will collide again with Argentina and international soccer sensation Lionel Messi on March 26, at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. By Raymond Rolak (special to ClearysNoteBook) Large Crowd Expected for U.S. Test EAST RUTHERFORD,-- Soccer sensation, Eric Lichaj, currently playing defense for Leeds United in the English Premiere League has been called up for the U. S. Men’s National Team. The former University of North Carolina player and native of Poland was an injury replacement for U.S. head coach Bob Bradley. He will join... Read more →

FOX NEWS VIDEO: Cop dies of infection after CPR with baby

He was the first deputy on scene and immediately began CPR, during which he came in contact with the child's vomit My Fox Orlando ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County deputy has died after battling an illness the Sheriff's Office says he caught five years ago while trying to resuscitate an infant. Deputy Sebastian Diana, 40, died on Saturday after from an undisclosed illness. The Sheriff's Office said he contracted the disease while on a 911 call on the morning of Feb. 27, 2006. Trouble viewing the video? Download Flash player here A mother had reported her 3-month-old boy... Read more →

NJDOT announces Kings Highway railroad crossing repairs in Mount Ephraim

(Trenton)-- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that Kings Highway (CR 551) in Mount Ephraim Borough will be temporarily closed in order to rehabilitate the Conrail railroad grade crossing. Kings Highway, between Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) and West Browning Road will be closed on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:00 a.m. until around 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Motorists will be detoured to Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) to West Browning Road and return to Kings Highway. Access to businesses and residences along Kings Highway will be maintained. In order to provide a safer and smoother railroad... Read more →

Joseph A. Wunsch Sr., of Gloucester City

On March 18, 2011. Age 72. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 48 years to Jacquelin (nee Robinson). Loving father of Joseph A. Wunsch Jr. (Lisa), John Wunsch and Jason Wunsch. Cherished grandfather of Alexander, Jessica and Jeanine. Also survived by his sister, Marie Lewandowski (Arthur) and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St. Gloucester City. Catholic Funeral Service will begin at 11 AM in the Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers,... Read more →

Welcome Back From Middle East Deployment

Delran, New Jersey Who: Master Sergeant Dan Caldarale When: Sunday, March 20, 2011 Time: 4:00 PM Where: A Touch Of Class 3001 Route 130 Delran, New Jersey 08075 Contact: Erica (Wife) Dave Silver (Yellow Ribbon Club) 856-986-7587 Please come out to welcome home Master Sergeant Dan Caldarale from serving in the Middle East. Master Sergeant Dan Caldarale’s career with the Army National Guard started in the summer of 1981 where he had basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He then spent a few years as a National Guard Reservist in an Infantry Unit before joining the active duty force of... Read more →

Summit on Regional Force; Keeping Good Teachers; Philly Grows but Job Base Doesn’t; Merchantville School Budget Hearing; Emergency Fees Controversy

TIPS AND SNIPPETS: compiled by CNBNEWS.NET Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, D-Gloucester, will be in Camden County Wednesday to discuss a proposed countywide police and fire service, officials confirmed today. "Obviously, this is a big issue with (Sweeney), and he hopes the county can serve as an example to the rest of the state," said Christopher Donnelly, the Senate president's spokesman. Camden County spokeswoman Joyce Gabriel said the unusual summit would be held Wednesday afternoon at Camden County College. Public officials across the county would be invited to join the governor, Senate president and county freeholders.... Read more →

GCGOP to Mayor James: Inform the People!

GUEST COMMENTARY BY WIL LEVINS I believe Mayor James and our City Council have had ample time to respond to the questions asked by our community’s residents about privatizing our City’s ambulance service. The Gloucester City GOP now calls on Mayor James, Councilman Spencer, Councilman Perry or Councilman Marchese to issue a statement that fills in the blanks for the following basic information: 1.) In 2010, it cost Gloucester City______ dollars to operate our ambulance service. (A total that includes all manpower, benefits and logistical costs). 2.) In 2010, Gloucester City billed ______ dollars for provided ambulance services. 3.) In... Read more →

College Hockey Players are Spotlighted

Photo by Lars Hjelmroth Veteran University of Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson highlights the 30th year anniversary print celebrating the CCHA playoffs in Detroit. Sports artist Doug West did the drawing. By Raymond Rolak (special to ClearysNoteBook) CCHA Event at Historic Fox Theater Celebrates Excellence DETROIT-- The student-athletes were center stage and some got to make speaking presentations. It was part of the reception protocol at the historic Fox Theater for the CCHA awards event. Detroit Fox-Sports TV produced a concise, high tech and to the point presentation. The collegiate hockey players and audience responded enthusiastically and the underlying theme... Read more →

Brother of the Wolf Honors Puppy Graduates

Brother of the Wolf held a graduation of its Who's Afraid of the Little Bad Wolf class, today. The class for younger dogs helps dogs to concentrate, focus, sit, stay, walk politely on-leash, and come when called. Bandit, a Siberian Husky, tripled his size during the 5-session class. He learned not to 'mouth' his human family and to stay focused for longer periods of time. Bella, a yellow Labrador retriever, learned that pulling on -leash was socially unacceptable; now, she is much easier to walk. Sugar, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, became much more social and made many friends during the... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing News: The Purpose of the Three NJOA Organizations

by Anthony Mauro Jr. As I travel about New Jersey meeting with fishing, hunting and conservation groups one of the most frequently asked questions is for me to explain the purpose of the three NJOA organizations. So over the next few weeks I will endeavor to do so. Today, I’d like to introduce each of you to the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Environmental Projects (NJOA EP). NJOA (EP) is a charity designed to improve the health of both land and sea by means of conservation and habitat stewardship. NJOA (EP) works with scientists, biologists, foresters, conservationists and others with an... Read more →

Julian Santiago of Cherry Hill, age 43

On March 10, 2011. Age 43. Of Cherry Hill. After a long and hard disability, Julian is Home with the Lord. Loving Son of Julian and Jenny Santiago (nee Soto) Julian was born in Somers Point and has resided in Cherry Hill. He enjoyed listening to music, watching television and sitting in the sun. Julian’s Catholic Rite of Committal and Burial were private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Julian Santiago. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Read more →

Christie Reaffirms Commitment to Reform in Newark Public Schools

Governor Stresses Community Input and Gives Overview of Ongoing Process of Selecting a New Superintendent Trenton, NJ – In a visit to Ann Street School this morning, Governor Chris Christie engaged in a conversation with students and members of Newark’s education community, reaffirmed his commitment to bringing fundamental reform to Newark Public Schools and underscored the importance of community involvement in reform efforts and the process of selecting a new superintendent. “It has been 15 years since the State of New Jersey took over public schools in Newark with the hope of transforming the district and ending its failure of... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week

Are We Over-Vaccinating Our Pets? We, as a nation, are concerned with the health of our pets. Our veterinarians are quick to remind us about heartworm preventative, flea and tick products, and the multitude of vaccines on the market that are standard (and expensive) fare. Cities and townships tell us what shots are mandatory and remind us that there will be a stiff fine if their expectations are not met. But wait! What if these medications are not necessary to protect our pets’ health? What if the pharmaceutical industry is using these ‘recommendations’ as marketing tools and our trusted veterinarians... Read more →

Mount Ephraim February Students of the Month

photo by Leigh Anne Hubbs February Students of the Month. Left to right: Michael Killeen 1st, Arissa Aguilar 2nd, Alison McHugh 4th, Nevada DeFord 6th, Amber Broschard 7th, Jessica Chambers 8th. Not in photo: Roxanne Kravinsky 3rd grade & Jaymi Vilardo 5th grade. Related articles Mt. Ephraim Public Schools 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll (gloucestercitynews.net) MT. EPHRAIM Car and Motorcycle Show (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →

Brother of the Wolf's Rescue Me Class Honors Graduate

Brother of the Wolf, the dog training school located on Market Street, honored a graduate of its popular Rescue Me class on Wednesday. "Bailey", owned by Anjanette and Shawn Paul, also of Gloucester City, received a diploma and some graduation gifts after class. "He's really showing improvement," Anjanette said. "My son can walk him easily now and his all-around behavior is much better." Bailey is a Samoyed and is extremely intelligent. Rescue Me combines obedience, socialization, and some agility and problem-solving activities. The class is unusual in that it charges by the class with no long-term commitment involved. Rescued dogs... Read more →

Freeholders Introduce Budget that Cuts Tax Rate, Slashes Spending by $4.3 Million

March 17, 2011 (Woodbury, NJ)  The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the county’s 2011 budget at their meeting last night that called for a $3.9 million reduction in taxes including a 1 cent cut in the county’s tax rate, reducing it to $0.50 down from $0.51. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said the introduced budget will call for a $4.3 million reduction in spending from last year’s budget. click advertisement “The Freeholders have continually cut spending and the county’s tax rate will have been reduced by 10 cents since 2006. We have eliminated 180 positions since 2008... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Dear Mr. President

National Rifle Association of America 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030 March 14, 2011 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: We read your editorial submission to the Arizona Star. However, to focus a national dialogue on guns – and not criminals or mental health issues – misses the point entirely. Americans are not afraid of gun ownership. To the contrary, they overwhelmingly support the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms. The primary reason why tens of millions of Americans own firearms is that they fear violent criminals roaming... Read more →


"Shootaround with Beth & Debbie" Be sure to tune in and listen to today's Shootaround with Beth and Debbie podcast as they discuss the NCAA Divison I Women's Basketball Championship tournament bracket. Joining the Selection Show podcast this week are head coaches Pat Summitt (University of Tennessee), Curt Miller (Bowling Green State University), Jim Foster (The Ohio State University), Kevin McGuff (Xavier University), Gail Goestenkors (University of Texas) and Charli Turner-Thorne (Arizona State University). These six schools were among 64 that received word last night they will be playing in the NCAA Tournament. First round action will begin March 19.... Read more →

NJEA.org - Bipartisan bargaining bill awaits governor’s signature

Would permit good-faith bargaining over cuts, jobs Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011 A year ago, Gov. Chris Christie told teachers they should agree to a one-year pay freeze, insisting that the thousands of layoffs caused by his budget cuts would be avoided if they did. That claim was proven false by an Office of Legislative Services report. Still, when faced with the prospect of layoffs, local education associations across New Jersey considered whether to reopen their contracts and agree to wage freezes or other concessions. Under current law, however, school employees are prohibited from bargaining over staffing levels. Many... Read more →

Milestone is reached in project to eliminate Marlton Circle

Route 73 overpass to be opened to northbound traffic (Trenton)- The New Jersey Department of Transportation today announced a milestone has been reached in the ongoing Marlton Circle elimination project in Evesham, Burlington County. The new Route 73 overpass that carries traffic over Route 70 will be opened to northbound traffic on Friday, March 18. Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, NJDOT will close the right lanes on Route 70 westbound and Route 73 northbound. The new overpass for Route 73 northbound will be opened at 11 p.m. The right lanes will be reopened by 6 a.m. on Saturday. In addition,... Read more →

Jack Hargraves, former Gloucester City Construction Official; Served in the Marines

Suddenly, on March 16, 2011. Age 71. Of Gloucester City. Loving brother of Gene H. Taylor, William Hargraves, Joan Bender and Diane Griffin . Jack was born and raised in Gloucester City. He graduated from Gloucester City High School. Jack proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps in Lebanon. He was a member of the Townsend C. Young V.F.W. Post #3620 in Gloucester City, Brooklawn American Legion Post # 72, Marine Corp League Semper in Wenonah, N.J. Hunter Education, charter member of the Sportsmen A.C. and proud organizer of the Gloucester City Fishing Derby. He loved white water... Read more →

Public Corruption Why It’s Our #1 Criminal Priority

03/26/10 Public corruption is a breach of trust by federal, state, or local officials—often with the help of private sector accomplices. It’s also the FBI’s top criminal investigative priority. To explain why the Bureau takes public corruption so seriously and how we investigate, we talked with Special Agent Patrick Bohrer, assistant section chief of our Public Corruption/Civil Rights program at FBI Headquarters. Question: Why is public corruption so high on the FBI’s list of investigative priorities? Answer: Because of its impact. Corrupt public officials undermine our country’s national security, our overall safety, the public trust, and confidence in the U.S.... Read more →

GCHS Grad and all Tri-county conference cross country and track runner Terence McPeak (Audubon) named to all A-10 indoor track team

Eight Indoor Track Athletes Named to All A-10 Team Seven Male, One Female Honored as Indoor Season Winds Down Terrence McPeak finished second overall in the 800-meter run and was a member of the 4x800-meter relay which also finished second PHILADELPHIA, PA – With the conclusion of the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track Championships this past weekend, eight La Salle student-athletes were honored for their performances and were named to the All-Atlantic 10 team, announced Tuesday by the conference office. The all-conference team is based on how each athlete finished in their respective events. La Salle had eight second place finishes... Read more →


HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA Saint PATRICK CELEBRATION Clip 1 One of several clips of the March 13, 2011 St. Patrick Day Celebration in Holmes Beach Florida. A beautiful day with temperatures in the low 70's, a clear blue sky. Several thousand people line the parade route. The parade even had an Irish elephant plus an Irish camel ! The people on Anna Maria Island know how to celebrate St. Patricks Day. video by CNB correspondents Daisy Daily and Connie Clamshell Holmes Beach St. Paddy's Parade Clip 2 Holmes Beach St. Paddy's Parade Clip 3 HOLMES BEACH ST. PADDYS PARADE CLIP 4 Read more →


One of several clips of the March 13, 2011 St. Patrick Day Celebration in Holmes Beach Florida. A beautiful day with temperatures in the low 70's, a clear blue sky. Several thousand people line the parade route. The parade even had an Irish elephant plus an Irish camel ! The people on Anna Maria Island know how to celebrate St. Patricks Day. video by CNB correspondents Daisy Daily and Connie Clamshell Holmes Beach St. Paddy's Parade Clip 2 Holmes Beach St. Paddy's Parade Clip 3 HOLMES BEACH ST. PADDYS PARADE CLIP 4 Read more →


HOLMES BEACH ST. PATRICK CELEBRATION CLIP 3 One of several clips of the March 13, 2011 St. Patrick Day Celebration in Holmes Beach Florida. A beautiful day with temperatures in the low 70's, a clear blue sky. Several thousand people line the parade route. The parade even had an Irish elephant plus an Irish camel ! The people onAnna Maria Island know how to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Holmes Beach St. Paddy's Parade Clip 2 Holmes Beach St. Paddy's Parade Clip 3 HOLMES BEACH ST. PADDYS PARADE CLIP 4 Read more →


ST. PATRICK CELEBRATION CLIP 2 One of several clips of the March 13, 2011 St. Patrick Day Celebration in Holmes Beach Florida. A beautiful day with temperatures in the low 70's, a clear blue sky. Several thousand people line the parade route. The parade even had an Irish elephant plus an Irish camel ! The people on Anna Maria Island know how to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Holmes Beach St. Paddy's Parade Clip 2 Read more →

John G. GALDI of Cramer Hill

On March 14, 2011. Age 58. Lifelong resident of Cramer Hill. Loving brother of Ralph Galdi and Ginny Collins (Danny). Loving uncle of Tina Galdi, Amy Galdi-Collins, Capt. Andy Galdi, Danny Collins Jr., Michael Collins and the late Christopher Collins. Also survived by his “son” Cat. John was a past member of Cramer Hill Boys Club. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Baptist Funeral Service 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment Bethel Memorial Park, Pennsauken. Condolences and Memories may... Read more →

John D. Toppi, Sr., 70, of Bellmawr

John D. Toppi, Sr., 70, of Bellmawr on March 14, 2011. LEGACY There was nothing better in John Toppi's life than spending time in the mountains, hunting and staying in the home he built. John was happy in the woods! When John was 16, two great events happened. He took a job with Nardello Fuels. Over the years, John worked nearly every job there and retired as a vice-president (though he kept working). In his South Philadelphia neighborhood, John met Madge Tricocci. They started dating steady a year later and were married in 1960. Last year, John and Madge celebrated... Read more →