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4-20-11

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The Grapevine newspaper, connecting you to the Greater Vineland area weekly.
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VOLUME 4
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ISSUE 10
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APRIL 20, 2011
CONNECTING YOU
 
TO VINELAND. WEEKLY.
INSIDE:
HOME & GARDEN • EASTER & PASSOVER • CLASSIC MOVIE AT LANDIS • FUNDRAISER FARE
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School budget of $191.8 million will alsobe on the ballot. Election is April 27.
When & Where to Vote
Polls will be open 1 to 9 p.m. Checkyour mail for your ballot, which willindicate your polling location.
Forum Broadcast
School Board Candidates Forum will be rebroadcast onComcast Ch. 9/Verizon Ch. 41 tonight and Friday at 7 p.m.and Saturday through Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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even candidates vying for three slots on the board of the Vineland Public School District converged on the WallaceMiddle School Auditorium stage on Tuesday, April 12, in aforum hosted by the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce.Of the seven, Diamaris Rios is the only incumbent seeking reelection; all three posts are for three-year terms on the board.
Preschoolers Alex, Brionne, Zehyon andChristopher blow bubbles at YMCA.
Photo: Jamie Volpe.
Preschoolers, toddlers, staff, and Y members all partic-ipated in the national FACES Blow Bubbles 4 Autismevent held last Friday at the YMCA of Vineland andacross the country. The crowd of nearly 100 partici-pants let loose a volley of bubbles at exactly 10 a.m.—and for several minutes afterward. The kids were aged18 months to five years. Some of them took a bit of time to master the technique, but they all had fun for agood cause. Their names were registered with the
Bubbles Fly at the Y
Seven SeekSchool Board Posts
Why Wednesday?
The school election has shifted from the third Tuesday in April to Wednesday,April 27, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:60-1, which allows a change in the annualschool election date if it coincides with a period of religious observance.
Eugene MedioCraig S. ParrishRudolph W. HarrisWarren J Devonshire, Sr.Gary E. BeresDiamaris RiosCarlos A. Mercado, Jr.
 
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{STAFF}
MIKE EPIFANIO Editor & PublisherDEBORAH A. EIN Managing EditorLORI GOUDIE Art DirectorGAIL EPIFANIO ControllerSHERRY MUNYAN Advertising Executive
MARIE HALPIN-GALLO
Advertising ExecutiveTRACY BUSCHAM Graphic Designer
The Grapevine
3638 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361
PHONE:
856-457-7815 • FAX: 856-457-7816
EMAIL:
letters@grapevinenewspaper.com
WEB:
www.grapevinenewspaper.com
The Grapevine is published on Wednesdays byGrapevine News Corp. Copyright © 2011. Allrights reserved.
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In addition to opening and closing statements, the candidates were asked thefollowing six questions:1. In your opinion, what should be theschool board’s top two priorities?2. Lack of parent involvement in achild’s education appears to be a chronicproblem. What ideas do you have to elicitgreater participation from parents, espe-cially from those of “at risk” students?3. The Vineland School districtreceives $129.9 million in state funding which is 78 percent of the district’s budg-et. There is a strong probability of losing millions in state funding in the future.How would you propose to provide aquality education while the current eco-nomic conditions are calling for dramaticreduced funding to our schools? Whatareas do you propose to cut?4. Public meetings have been heldregarding the possible consolidation of the “English as a Second Language” pro-gram, from multiple schools into theSabater School. Where do you stand onthis issue?5. Governor Christie is proposing reform plans regarding tenure and teacherperformance evaluations. He proposesgrowth in test scores, grades and othermetrics should constitute half of eachteacher’s annual evaluation, and districtsshould have their own subjective evalua-tion based on other criteria determinedlocally. How do you propose we addresstenure and teacher performance evalua-tions?6. School violence and bullying issuesare a serious problem in all school sys-tems across the country. What plans doyou have to address these issues?For a good understanding of whereeach candidate stands, there are 10remaining opportunities to watch a broad-cast of the Candidates’ Forum. Tune intoComcast Ch. 9/Verizon Ch. 41 at any of these times:Tonight at 7 p.m.Friday at 7 p.m.Saturday at 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m.Sunday at 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m.Monday at 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m.Tuesday at 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. Voting is Wednesday, April 27, 1-9 p.m.User Friendly details of the 2011-12budget of $191,757,965 can be accessed atwww.vineland.org. The charts break downthe various categories of funding sourcesand expenses.
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School Election
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Seven Seek SchoolBoard Posts
DEBORAH A. EIN
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Bubbles Fly at the Y
4
Letters to the Editor
6
Faces in the News
8
News in Brief
10
“Paris” Comes to Landis
The classic film
An American inParis
will delight the art lover.
VINCE FARINACCIO
12
Moving Forward
Being proactive on downtownrevitalization is imperative.
TODD NOON
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In Our Schools
14-16
Summer Camps/Activities
17
Runs and Races
18
Easter Events
20
DINING: For a Cause
STEPHEN WILSON
22
Recipe Corner
LISA D
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NUNZIO
25
Beach Bans
PAUL J. DOE
26
Crossword
27
Community Calendar
28
Entertainment
30-33
HOME AND GARDEN
34
REAL ESTATE
35
CLASSIFIEDS

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