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September 2008

Gerardo J. Scavone, formerly of Mt. Ephraim, member of Sons of Italy

Image via Wikipedia Funeral Services were held for Gerardo J. Scavone, 80, of Williamstown, formerly of Mount Ephraim, who died September 15, 2008. If you needed a friend you could call Jerry Scavone. He was always there to help family and friends, dependable for any kind of endeavor. If it needed to be built, Jerry Scavone would build it. If something was broken, Jerry Scavone could fix it. And when he was finished, he'd show you a dance step. He was a great dancer with a natural sense of rhythm. Jerry worked for more than 35 years for the LaFrance... Read more →


Audubon: Louise McNally, formerly of Gloucester City, age 94

Funeral services were held for Louise McNally, 94, (nee Ferri) who died on September 9, 2008 of Audubon, formerly of Gloucester. Beloved aunt of John and Dennis Ferri, Jim Shields, Dan McDonald, Kathy Kennedy and Bill Shinn. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Related articles by Zemanta Audubon: GERTRUDE R. CHRISTIAN, age 96 TIPS AND SNIPPETS FOR MONDAY, September 29th Vendor Application/A Day in the Park Read more →


Gloucester City: VITO PETER GRELLO, WWII Army Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient

Image via Wikipedia Private Funeral Services and Interment were held for Vito Peter Grello, 87, of Gloucester City, who died September 14, 2008. Mr. Grello was born in Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII; received the Purple Heart; and was a member of the Gloucester City VFW Post 3620. Vito retired in 1985 from the Reliable Tire Company of Blackwood and was a member of the Teamster Local 676 of Collingswood. He was father of the late Louis. Survived by his beloved wife Margaret; a daughter Barbara Ann Grello of Bellmawr of Bellmawr, NJ; 3 grandchildren Denise... Read more →


Gloucester City: JEAN F. SODER, graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School

A Memorial Mass was held at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Gloucester City, for Jean F. Soder (nee O'Leary), 88, of Gloucester City, who died September 16, 2008. Jean was a loving person who dedicated her life to her family and grandchildren. She was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School where she had been an outstanding athlete while attending school there. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Loving mother of Robert J. Soder (Kathleen). She was also the dear sister of Francis O'Leary and Margaret D'Alessandro, devoted grandmother of Brian (Kelly), Shaun, Kristofer, Erin and great... Read more →


Audubon Park: ELVIRA B. TROIANO age 94

Funeral Services were held for Elvira B. Troiano (nee Vadino), 94, of Audubon Park, who died September 16, 2008. Devoted mother of Eileen Cairns and the late Christine Keith. Loving grandmother of eight, Christine Stefanski, Frankie, Gail, Gary, Jackie, Jason, and Jordan and the late Vicky. Also ten great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Dear sister of Alan Vadino. Read more →


Bellmawr: MARIE T. CARNEY age 79

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Annunciation Church, Bellmawr, for Marie T. Carney, (nee Lenard) 79, of Bellmawr, who died September 12, 2008. Beloved wife of the late William T. Carney. Survived by children Patrick (Dolores) of Williamstown, Cissy Carney of Barrington, Kathleen Carney of Vineland, Beverly (John) Panzarella of Annapolis, MD, Sharlene (Tim) Kaercher of Voorhees, William (Michelle) of Bellmawr, Tim (Barb) of Sedalia, MO, Tom of Bellmawr, Laura Carney and her husband Marty Waters of Wenonah, Mary Beth Carney of Bellmawr, 15 grandchilden, Theresa, Lisa, Christopher, Danny, Tyler, Paige, Kristina, Ashley, Ryan, Zach, Jeri, Julia, Shelby,... Read more →


Gloucester City School Supt. Praises BOE for help with June’s Graduation

By Nicole Maiese NEWS Correspondent Superintendent Paul Spaventa thanked the Board of Education (BOE) for their help with the Class of 2008 graduation during the September meeting. He said he appreciated the hard work and service of the School Board members. In other business, the BOE discussed possibly allowing the seniors at Gloucester City High School to be in charge of finance functions. Also, members approved all field trips for the Gloucester City School District. The School Board approved new hires, including teachers, special education teachers, secretaries, and security officers. And, due to how old some of the textbooks are,... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Sgt. Bill Hasenflu, 38, of Bradenton, Fla

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. William E. Hasenflu, 38, of Bradenton, Fla., died Sept. 28 in the Jaji District, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when his unit was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta U.S Deaths in Afghanistan War reach 500 DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Pvt. Mike Murdock, 22,... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/PFC Jamel Bryant, 22, of Belleville, Ill

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jamel A. Bryant, 22, of Belleville, Ill., died Sept. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while on patrol in Wahida, Iraq. He was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta Army Casualty/1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown, 26, of Burke, Va. DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C. VP... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Capt. Mike Medders, 25, of Ohio

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Capt. Michael J. Medders, 25, of Ohio, died Sept. 24 in Jisr Naft, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated a vest during operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Related articles by Zemanta US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,987 Army Casualty/Chaplain Col. Sidney Marceaux, of Beaumont, Texas, age 69 DoD Identifies Army Casualty/PFC Gulczynski, of Carol Stream, Ill, age 19 The View From The... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Sgt. Ronald Phillips, 33, of Conway SC

Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Ronald Phillips Jr., 33, of Conway, S.C., died Sept. 25 in Bahbahani, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Read more →


Pilot Missing In Action From The Vietnam War Is Identified

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Col. David H. Zook, Jr., U.S. Air Force, of West Liberty, Ohio. He will be buried Oct. 4 in West Liberty. On Oct. 4, 1967, Zook was on a psychological warfare operation over Song Be Province, South Vietnam, when his U-10B Super Courier aircraft collided in mid-air with a C-7A Caribou.... Read more →


In Camden, clinic plan draws protest

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer They call the plan - which awaits final approval from the political appointees on the board of directors of the South Jersey Port Corp. - illogical. Still, opponents of the move have seized on the idea of having Cooper accept responsibility for the clinic. And the medical director of an award-winning methadone clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, in Baltimore, believes they may have a point. Recovering drug addicts are a "pretty acute population" because many neglect their medical care, according to Kenneth Stoller, medical director of addiction-treatment services at Bayview. Methadone Clinic Related articles by... Read more →


Bellmawr: Charles D. Beebe, WWII Navy Veteran

Funeral Services were held for Charles D. Beebe, 82, of Bellmawr, who died September 9, 2008. Mr. Beebe proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Beloved husband of Sally (nee Hall). Devoted father of Virginia Quinn, Thomas Beebe, Cynthia DiMartino (Dominic) and Jennifer Brown (Russell). Dear brother of Robert Beebe. Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment was held privately. Related articles by Zemanta Bellmawr: RAYMOND A. SIMPSON, age 63 Read more →


Gloucester City : BEATRICE V. (BEA) MONROE,

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Gloucester City, for Beatrice V. (Bea) Monroe, (nee Krebs), 81, of Gloucester City, who died September 7, 2008. Beatrice was a 1945 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School. She worked many years as a telephone operator for Glenview Answering Service. Beatrice was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church in Gloucester City. Loving wife of 49 years to the late Samuel G. Monroe. Devoted mother of Maryann (John) LaGesse, Sam C. Monroe, Mary Kathryn (Chris) Donegan and the late Rosemary (surviving Joe) Staudenmeyer. Beloved grandmother... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic no soccer lightweight

Link: Marc Narducci: Philadelphia Inquirer That's why yesterday's 2-1 win over visiting Moorestown - in as exciting a brand of soccer as can be displayed in South Jersey - made yet another statement for the Rams. Gloucester Catholic is 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, and No. 7 Moorestown presented one of the biggest challenges of the season. Actually, Gloucester Catholic would play a more ambitious schedule if it could find more nonleague teams like Moorestown. Read more →


Gloucester City: Carmela Damiano, 88, active volunteer, member of Senior Citizens

DAMIANO Carmela “Millie” On September 27, 2008. Age 88. Of Gloucester City. Loving Daughter of the late Nicholas and Caterina Damiano (nee DiNardo). Beloved Aunt of Dolores Jones of Bonita Springs, Florida, Rose Marie Pocius of Mantua, Peter Duca of Arroyo Grande, California, Nicholas Duca of Simi Valley, California, Robert Duca of Estell Manor and the late Nicholas Damiani. Dear Sister of the late John and Millie Damiani and the late Antonietta and Joseph Duca. Cherished Great-Aunt of 9 and great-great aunt of 12. Carmela was known as “Millie” to all and was born in Campo Basso, Italy. She graduated... Read more →


Philadelphia : Officer McDonald’s viewing begins at Cathedral

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/30/2008. Viewing began this morning for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Center City. The casket carrying McDonald's body was brought to the cathedral at 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in a pre-dawn procession led by a single, riderless white horse. Police from departments as far as Reading and Vineland came to pay respects to the fallen eight-year veteran. Related articles by Zemanta Police Officer Patrick McDonald (1978-2008) Philadelphia Commander Calls Officer's Killer 'Just Evil' BLUE LINE Philadelphia Crime Read more →


TIPS AND SNIPPETS FOR MONDAY, Sept. 29th

Gloucester City v. Chatham Square Tenants eviction case will be held Thursday, October 2nd at 8:45 AM in the Hall of Justice Building, Camden. The case will be heard in landlord/tenant court by Camden County Judge Michael Kassel in room 63. City Solicitor John Kearney will be representing the interest of the taxpayers. The City of Gloucester purchased the 100 unit Chatham Square Apartment complex earlier this year for $4.1 million. After settlement an audit of the financial records was performed to determine if those in the 41 occupied units were legitimate tenants. When the audit was completed 32 residents... Read more →


Gloucester City: Joe Gallagher, High School Baseball Coach, teacher and GHS Business Administrator

Bill, I just read in the Courier this morning that our teacher Joe Gallagher died on Wednesday, September 24th at the age of 76, and that there will be a viewing from 8:30-11:30 AM tomorrow morning, Tuesday,September 30th, followed by a funeral mass at noon. Both will be held at St. Vincent Pallotti Church in HaddonTwp. Joe was an excellent teacher, a fine role model, a great athlete and coach and just an all around great guy with a good sense of humor. I am sure that many of your readers would want to know this since Joe spent so... Read more →


Gloucester City: NAOMI ELLA SHARP, age 92, life member of VFW Post 3620

Funeral Services were held for Naomi Ella Sharp, (nee Bruner), 92, of Gloucester City, who died September 8, 2008. Naomi was a life member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 Ladies Auxiliary. She liked to travel, dance and was loved by all. She was the loving mother of Albert (Laurie) Sharp, Herbert (Elaine) Sharp and the late Walter Sharp. She is also survived by her dear grandchildren Kimberly (Harry) Ellenbark, Thomas (Cynthia) Sharp, Steven Sharp, Karen (Christian) Hoffman, Staci (Joseph) Genovese, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends met at the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell... Read more →


The bear hunting experience

Link: Pahrump Valley Times The Bear's Revenge From my tree stand seat I could see a mammoth black bear walking toward the bait I had been watching for several hours. Slowly he made his way until he was within shooting range. Concentrating my focus on the target area behind his left front shoulder I drew my bow. Just as I began to put pressure on the release, I heard the sound of fabric tearing and I slumped forward to my left, nearly falling out of the tree. The cloth seat in the stand had deteriorated from weather and age and... Read more →


Oaklyn: WILLIAM J. FLYNN, WWII Army Veteran, recipient of the Purple Heart, former Fire Chief

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Aloysius Church, Oaklyn, for William J. Flynn, 83, of Oaklyn, who died September 8, 2008. Mr. Flynn was born and raised in Gloucester City. He graduated from Saint Mary's High School (the Old Gloucester Catholic). He was a proud Army Veteran of WWII and twice recipient of the Purple Heart for his participation in the landing at Anzio Beachhead. He worked for many years as a safety manager for NJ Zinc in Gloucester City. Mr. Flynn was a member of the Welcome/Oaklyn Fire Company from 1960 to present and also served... Read more →


Formerly of Audubon, JAMES J. McGLINN, age 85

Image via Wikipedia A Memorial Service was held at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightsville, for James J. McGlinn, 85, originally from Audubon, who died September 4, 2008. Jim was a lifelong resident of Southern NJ. He was an avid golfer and a passionate pursuer of business opportunities who never lost his sense of humor. In WWII he served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Marines; flying many missions over the Pacific as a gunner in a B-25 Bomber. James was predeceased by his wife Margaret and son Craig. He is survived and will be missed... Read more →


Bellmawr: RAYMOND A. SIMPSON, age 63

A Funeral Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr, for Raymond A. Simpson, 63, of Bellmawr, who died September 4, 2008. Mr. Simpson was the proud former Chief of Bellmawr Fire Rescue #1 and was very active in all and was very active in all community projects. Best friend and devoted husband of 39 years of Sandee L. Loving father of Jeffrey R. (Nicole). Adoring grandfather of Sophia Rae. Beloved son of Evelyn. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by many cousins and his faithful companions: Nixon, Reagan, Jasper and Opie. Interment was in... Read more →


Audubon: GERTRUDE R. CHRISTIAN, age 96

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Maternity Church, Audubon, for Gertrude R. Christian, 96, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Audubon, who died August 26, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Daniel Christian. Loving mother of Jill (Alan) Shoop of Myrtle Beach, SC. Dear grandmother of Daniel (Debbie) Shoop of Somerdale, Erik Shoop of Cape May Court House, and Brad (Mary Jo) Shoop of Oceanview, NJ and dear great grandmother of Ryan Shoop. Dear sister of Estella Judd of Audubon, Marion (Philip) Charles of Cape May Court House and the late Frances Hyder of Philadelphia. Interment was... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim: ELWOOD “REDS” WEEKS, JR., age 61/Sears Auto Mechanic for 32 years

Funeral services were held for Elwood “Reds” Weeks, Jr., 61, of Mt. Ephraim who passed away on September 10, 2008. Beloved husband of 24 years of Patricia E. (nee Young). Devoted father of Kenneth E. Weeks (Ramona), Michael S. Weeks (Teresa) and Coleen Serzanin (Robert). Loving son-in-law of Marie P. Young. Dear brother of Linda Cruise, Mary Banach (Ed), Ellen Hartzog (Delbert), Alice Max (Ed), Susan Evridge (John) and Patience Williams (Robert). Brother-in-law of William F. and Christopher Young. Also survived by nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Weeks was an auto mechanic for Sears in Moorestown for... Read more →


GEORGE S. HEWES, JR., 89, OF Audubon, former plumbing inspector

Prayer Services were held for George S. Hewes, Jr., 89, of Audubon, NJ, who passed away on September 9, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Florence (nee Sanders) of Audubon. Devoted father of Janet C. Gasbarro (William) of Absecon and Betty Hewes-Eddinger (Thomas) of Haddon Heights. He was the devoted grandfather of Jeffrey Gasbarro, Alexis Hewes-Eddinger, Casey Hewes-Eddinger and the late Johnathon Gasbarro. Also survived by a sister Lurlene Flenard of Cherry Hill, a brother-in-law Arthur Sanders of FL, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Hewes served as a Captain in the US Army during World War II and received... Read more →


Military Heroes: Elliot Ackerman

The Story: Insurgents had a relatively free run of Fallujah the six months preceding November 2004. With little or no Coalition presence in the city, they had turned the urban landscape into a warren - like maze of fortified positions, booby traps, and sniper positions. The terrain could not have been more demanding for the Marines called in to clear the city. First, however, they had to establish a foothold, a task that fell in part to then-2nd Lt. Ackerman and his platoon. On November 10th, he and his men entered the city in what became a six-day struggle to... Read more →


Gloucester City: THUMBS UP TO LOCAL BUSINESS

I would like to give a thumbs up to a local business. I needed to make a quick run to WalMart in Audubon to exchange a computer that I'd bought a couple of days before and didn't work once I got it home. I recalled seeing the ad in the Gloucester City News for Always Affordable Taxi. I like to patronize local businesses and decided to give them a call. I was not sorry. They arrived soon after I put the call in. I used this taxi service to get over to WalMart and back. Both drivers (one of which... Read more →


Gloucester City: Child Safety Program Important

Image via Wikipedia By Frank Murphy, Gloucester City Postmaster Franklin, the eagle, and his sidekick bird friend, Benny, spent their summer making public service announcements on television stations across the country, warning children to stay away from Postal Service delivery vehicles. The two animated characters are now ready to head back to school with postal employees to help teachers spread the word that injuries and death can result when children get too close to delivery vehicles. Materials targeting pre-kindergarten through second-grade school children are being distributed nationwide this month to more than 9,000 postal facilities as part of a child... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic in the News: Student Council

Gloucester Catholic High School 2008-2009 Student Council: Moderator Mrs. Anne Heim joins with the 2008-2009 Executive Board after their recent installation. From left: Vice President Julie Pilla, Mrs. Heim, President Julianna Kopakowski and Secretary-Treasurer Taylor Alessandrine. Read more →


This Just In: Rams Scoring at a Glance

Final Score Gloucester Catholic 54 - Delsea 28 Ryan Alcott (of Gloucester Catholic) 1 TD run George Spingler (Gloucester Catholic) 1 TD rec Zach Barlage – (Gloucester Catholic) 1 yrd QB sneak TD Michael Rafferty (Gloucester Catholic) returned a fumble for a kickoff Pat Schuhl - (Gloucester Catholic) 4 rush TDs The Rams dominated the whole game score was 14-0 before Delsea touched the ball. The Rams scored, recovered onside kick, and scored again. Next game - Friday @ Kingsway 7 pm. ~Ryan Murphy, Assistant AD, Gloucester Catholic High School Related articles by Zemanta Varsity Football Game of the Week/Gloucester... Read more →


Angeline Sarlo, of Deptford, retired from Bell Telephone

SARLO, ANGELINE Age 80, passed away September 24, 2008, at her home in Deptford. She was a homemaker most recently, but earlier had worked at Bell Telephone in Philadelphia. Angeline was the wife of the late Walter Sarlo, Sr. and sister of the late Rose D'Agostino. Angeline is survived by her son Walter Sarlo, Jr. and his wife Susan of Mt. Royal. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Angeline's Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am Monday at the Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main St., Mantua. There will be a viewing from 10:00am to 11:00am Monday at the church. Interment... Read more →


Jim Jensen, age 45, machinist for Midlantic Precision, Gloucester City

JENSEN, JAMES 'JIM' R. Age 45, died suddenly on September 24, 2008. He lived in Glendora for the past 20 years and worked as a machinist for Midlantic Precision in Gloucester City. Jim was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his Harley. He is survived by his wife Patricia Ann (nee Wismer), daughters Christine Jensen (Tony Mazzella), DanielleJensen all of Glendora, mother Amelia Jensen of Runnemede, brothers William, Mark and Christopher Jensen, and sisters Carol Kelly and Debbie Pasquale. Friends may call on Monday after 9am in the BUDD FUNERAL HOME, 522 Salem Ave (King's Hwy.), Woodbury, NJ. Memorial service... Read more →


Anthony Galiazzi, of Brooklawn, age 74

GALIAZZI, ANTHONY Suddenly, on September 25, 2008, of Brooklawn, NJ. Age 74 years. Beloved companion of Linda Ford of 30 years. Devoted father of Annemarie & Bill of Oaklyn, Toni & Lee of Sicklerville, Annette of Pennsauken, Charles of PA, Christopher & Dana of Oaklyn, Joshua of Brooklawn, Michael, Jane & Gary of Pennsauken, Pat of Bellmawr, Ellamay of SC, and the late Janice & Bruce. Also survived by his best friend Joan Vennell, friends Charles & Heather Vennell, and Anna Watkins. Proud grandfather of 22, great grandfather of 2. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday afternoon 1:00-2:00PM... Read more →


Lucille Rose Brown, age 73, of Marlton, formerly of Camden and Westville Grove

BROWN Lucille Rose “Lucy” On September 24, 2008. Age 73. (nee Humphries). Of Marlton. Formerly of Camden and Westville Grove. Loving wife of 25 years to the late Lewis E. Brown, Sr. Loving mother of David E. Humphries (Fiancée Virginia), Doris Reeves, James Reeves, Joseph J. Reeves, Earl E. Dawes, Stella E. (Walter) McCully, Linda J. Osler, Angel (Juan) Marrero, Lewis E. (Yvonne) Brown, Jr. and Joseph L. (Doris) Brown, Sr. Predeceased by her children; Lucille Rose Reeves and Salvatore L. (surviving Nila) Tirro, Jr. Loving grandmother of 30 and great-grandmother of 28. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.... Read more →


Gloucester City: Still missing, Robert Dornbach

To my loving son Bobby, who has been missing since November 27, 2005, Happy 20th birthday. "I can't believe you have been gone for three years. It feels like a lifetime. You were still my baby at seventeen with your whole life ahead of you. Since then, I wake up with a lump in my throat and go to bed with emptiness in my heart. I miss your kisses and how you told me that you loved me every night before bed. How I long to hear your voice again. I don't know what happened the day you left the... Read more →


Our Top Bucks From 2007

Link Pennsylvania Game and Fish By Jeff Brown Scot Brun's Westmoreland County non-typical 22-point monster scored 201 2/8 B&C points. Photo courtesy of Scot Brun. Back in 2001, the introduction of antler restrictions was met with pessimism among Keystone State hunters. Many of the state's "expert" hunters voiced skepticism and some fairly strong criticisms. Yet during the past few years, Pennsylvania has produced an eye-popping crop of giant bucks, including some of the best in the Northeast. During the 2007 rifle season, Pennsylvania hunters took 109,200 bucks -- the lowest total buck harvest in 22 years. The overall deer harvest... Read more →


Army Casualty/1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown, 26, of Burke, Va.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown, 26, of Burke, Va., died Sept. 23 in Salman Park, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol came under small arms fire during dismounted operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Related articles by Zemanta DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C. US Army unit deployed to home front U.S Deaths in Afghanistan... Read more →


Coaches show they're good sports

Link: NJ.com. As a result, Deptford was ready to insert freshman forward Amber Scott at keeper, and while Scott is a talented keeper, the move would have weakened the Spartans by removing Scott from the offensive attack. By the time Franchi reached the sideline it was determined she was ready to re-enter the game. But since she was taken off the field, she was not eligible to return until Deptford had a possession during a stoppage of play. Rather than take advantage of a weakened opponent, Williamstown coach Dan Torcasio instructed Braves' midfielder Shea Levi to kick the ball out... Read more →


High School Football: First-timers nervous at Touchdown Club

Link: - NJ.com. "I was here with (Steve) Rotella (when he was honored last year)," Gloucester Catholic receiver George Spingler (photo) said. "I'm a little nervous about this speech. But this is a pretty big accomplishment, there's a lot of good players here. I didn't think I would be here." Six catches for over 230 yards and three TDs will get you there, though. Related articles by Zemanta Rams missing a Core player MUSTANGS FOOTBALL OPENING DAY PARADE SAT SEPT 27th 10:00am Gloucester Catholic Read more →


Audubon: Local Group Makes History

Link: Courier-Post. If you played on the Audubon Fathers Little League Team or; if you received an award from the Audubon Fathers; or you just grew up in Audubon then you were likely impacted by the work of the Audubon Fathers' Association. Since 1926 the Audubon Fathers Association has been dedicated to helping the youth in town. This recently completed book chronicles the development of this local organization in Audubon from 1926 until the present. It shares Related articles by Zemanta Audubon's Hill keeping QB legacy alive Gloucester City: Give Them an Inch They Want a Yard Vera M. Simpkins,... Read more →


Soldier Missing From The Vietnam War Is Identified

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Sgt. Timothy J. Jacobsen, U.S. Army, of Oakland, Calif. He will be buried on Oct. 4 in Ferndale, Calif. Representatives from the Army met with Jacobsen’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. On May 16, 1971,... Read more →


DoD Identifies Navy Casualty/Petty Officer Matthew J. O’Bryant, 22, of Duluth, Ga.

Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cryptologic Technician Third Class Petty Officer Matthew J. O’Bryant, 22, of Duluth, Ga., died September 20 in the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. O'Bryant was assigned to the Navy Information Operations Command Maryland, Fort Meade, Md. Related articles by Zemanta Army Casualty/Capt. Bruno Desolenni, 32,of Crescent City, Calif Remembering Christopher J. West Read more →


Gloucester City High School Moving On Up!

Media Release Gloucester City High School has reason to be proud, being listed as an " on the move" school. Since 1994, New Jersey Monthly, a magazine that caters to the needs of the Garden State, has produced a biennial ranking of public and charter schools. The resulting ranking is part of the most comprehensive education package the magazine has ever produced, including the value of Advanced Placement classes and the dilemma posed by alternative paths to a high school diploma. The magazine also composed a list of high schools they label "On the Move," giving the top 10 schools... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C., died Sept. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he received small arms fire during dismounted operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), located at Fort Polk, La. Related articles by Zemanta Army Casualties/Sgt. Nathan Cox, of Walcott, Iowa, Pvt. Joe Gonzales, of Tucson, Ariz DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Pvt. Mike Murdock, 22, of... Read more →


Army Casualty/Capt. Bruno Desolenni, 32,of Crescent City, Calif

Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Capt. Bruno G. Desolenni, 32, of Crescent City, Calif., died Sept. 20 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the Joint Forces Headquarters, Element Training Team, Oregon Army National Guard.Related articles by Zemanta Names of the Dead DoD Identifies Navy Casualty/Corpsman Eichmann Strickland, 23, of Arlington, Wash. US-Afghan forces kill insurgents Today's Department of Defense release for Nathan Cox, Iowa fatality in Afghanistan Read more →


Army Casualty/Chaplain Col. Sidney Marceaux, of Beaumont, Texas, age 69

Link: DefenseLink News Release:. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Chaplain (Col.) Sidney J. Marceaux Jr., 69, of Beaumont, Texas, died Sept 14 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from a non-combat related illness. Following evacuation from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, he was assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.Related articles by Zemanta DoD Identifies Army Casualty/PFC Gulczynski, of Carol Stream, Ill, age 19 DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Lt. Col. James Wiley, 46, of North Bend, Ore Chief Warrant officer Cory Edwards, Sgt. Dan Eshbaugh,... Read more →


Gloucester City: School District Strategic Planning

The Gloucester City School District is hosting the first of its strategic planning meetings on September 24, at 7 pm in the ME Costello School Auditorium. The District has embarked on creating a strategic plan for the schools. Gloucester City Board of Education has contracted with NJ School Board Associates to facilitate the process. The process will include creating a vision for the future of Gloucester City Public Schools and managing toward that expectation. The finalized plan will involve operating under a mission statement umbrella that focuses the District's efforts. It is also an effective process to align short term... Read more →