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          COMMUNITY UPDATE


  Vineland Distributor Joins                                                                                   from one of her many books. Copies of
 Frosty Acres Cooperative              Angelic Health Hospice Seeking Volunteers in                            Nardone’s devotional, Hindsight, will be
                                                                                                               available for purchase at the workshop.
   Seashore Fruit & Produce Company    Cumberland County                                                         “I have been writing poetry since
 of Vineland recently became the newest   For as little as an hour or two a month you can make a difference to a hospice   I was 16 years old,” she revealed. “I
 member of the cooperative Frosty Acres   patient in your community. Angelic Health Palliative & Hospice Care is asking you   went through a lot of hard things and
 Brands, the national foodservice marketing   to share your time and compassion to those on their final journey.  Your volunteer   it became an escape … a place for the
 and purchasing cooperative for indepen-  service will fit your schedule and interests, and visit assignments are your choice.   pain to go, so that I didn’t have to
 dent distributors.                    For more information visit our website at Angelic.health, email volunteer@Angelic.  choke on it.”
   Seashore Fruit & Produce Company    health, or call Mary Rose Lepore at 609-833-1395.                         History through Memoirs begins at 1
 is a leading distributor of fresh fruit, pro-  Your visits can mean so very much to hospice patients and their loved ones.   p.m. To register, go to forms.gle/ugpx-
 duce, and dairy products in New Jersey,   Volunteer activities can include:                                   WH5VxyrU5rfs9. This event is free to
 Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.    • Reading, playing music, card games, or crafts activities.          the public, however, a $5 donation is
 The business was founded in 1908 in the   • Listening to and documenting their memories for a life or memory journal.  suggested and welcomed. All donations
 Atlantic City Terminal Market and bought   • Staying with patients to give family members a break to run errands or take   directly support the VHAS mission.
 by the current owners in 1985.  Seashore   care of their own needs.                                             For more information, call 856-691-
 services a diverse customer base, including   • Certified Pet Visitors for animal lovers.                     1111 or e-mail VinelandEvents@gmail.
 K-12 schools, colleges, healthcare facilities,   • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours.          com. You can also learn more about the
 restaurants, casinos, country clubs, and   • Bereavement and grief support of family.                         fascinating history of Vineland by visit-
 theme parks. With business growth and    • Military veterans visiting veterans                                ing discovervinelandhistory.org and on
 expansion, Seashore moved into a large,                                                                       facebook.com/discovervinelandhistory.
 state-of-the-art facility in Vineland in 2017.  Atlantic City entertainment and national   Dodge Foundation, the New Jersey State   org.
   Frosty Acres Brands is a national mar-  advertising brings energy and community   Council on the Arts, PNC Arts Alive!
 keting and food purchasing cooperative.   commitment to his new Board post. He has   and Woodruff Energy. Performances   Petway Named to
 It provides high-quality national brands   a special personal interest in youth music   are at the Guaracini Performing Arts
 and private brands, such as Restaurant’s   education opportunities in schools and also   Center at Rowan College of Southern   Rutgers Hall of Fame
 Pride®, to its members. The Frosty Acres   wants to build the symphony’s visibility.  NJ-Cumberland Campus in Vineland and   (Portions of this content first appeared
 cooperative is comprised of independent   Barr is a partner at Cooper Levenson,   at Stockton University’s Performing Arts   in Tap Into New Brunswick)
 food distributors in the U.S., Canada,   serving in the law firm’s appeals and   Center in Galloway. For more informa-  The Rutgers Athletics department
 Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas,   research practice group. She is a men-  tion about the Friends of the Bay Atlantic   recently announced that Vineland
 and Bermuda. Members of Frosty Acres   tor for the Stockton University Women’s   Symphony visit bayatlanticsymphony.org   native and 1967 Vineland High graduate
 consist of broadliners, wholesalers, retail-  Leadership Counsel and a member of   or contact Lisa Simon at mediarelations-  Sandra Petway was one of three Rutgers
 ers, C-store distributors, system distribu-  Margate Community Church where she   forbas@bayatlanticsymphony.org or 856-  University women’s coaching legends
 tors, and center-of-the plate specialists.   volunteers on the music committee.  857-6555, ext. 22.           named to the 2022 Hall of Fame class.
   For more information about Frosty    Gittone is a lifelong advocate of the                                    On the 50th anniversary of legislation
 Acres Brands, call 1-800-569-4821 or visit   arts and humanities. Her leadership posts                        that leveled the playing field for female
 frostyacres.com. For more information   have been with many organizations dedi-  Family History Through       athletes in the United States, Rutgers will
 regarding Seashore Fruit & Produce Co.,   cated to children and education. She is a   Poetry at VHAS          be honoring Petway (women’s track and
 visit seashoreeast.com.              past president of the Cumberland County                                  field coach), C. Vivian Stringer (women’s
                                                                             The Vineland Historical and
                                      College Board of Trustees and served for   Antiquarian Society (VHAS), along with   basketball coach) and Pat Willis (softball
 Symphony Marks 40th                  more than 24 years on the Vineland Public   local poet, Rebecca Bonham, is hosting a   coach and women’s basketball assistant
 Season, Announces New                Library Board of Trustees.          poetry workshop titled “History through   coach.)
                                                                                                                 Petway was among the inaugural group
                                        “The pandemic presented unfore-
 Board Officers                       seen challenges that the Bay Atlantic   Memoirs,” on Saturday, October 8. This   of coaches named in June of 1974 to spear-
                                                                          event will be held at the museum, located
   Robert Dragotta of Bridgeton is the new   Symphony survived gracefully,” said Bay   at 108 S. 7th St., in Vineland.  head the original seven programs to begin
 president of the Bay Atlantic Symphony   Atlantic Symphony Executive Director   Bonham, co-owner of Blue Jade Press,   women’s sports in the Rutgers Athletics
 Board of Trustees. Jennifer Barr, Esq. of   Brian McPeak. “We found new audi-  is returning to VHAS to share her writing   Department. At 24 years old and only three
 Margate is the new vice  president and   ences and new ways to connect with loyal   wisdom to attendees of the workshop. She   years after graduating from Trenton State
 Joanne Gittone of Vineland is the new sec-  subscribers. I look forward to working   is offering a different take on genealogi-  (currently The College of New Jersey),
 retary. Robert Woodruff of Elmer stays on   with our new board officers to continue   cal research. “Through poetry and short   Petway could already be considered an old
 as Board treasurer.                  to expand and diversify the Symphony’s   stories, we can create a family history that   pro when it came to building programs.
   The board officers mark a new day for   growing audience. We are grateful to our   can be shared and handed down to future   The Trenton State women’s track
 the Bay Atlantic Symphony, which cel-  outgoing Board President, Dr. Thomas   generations,” she said.         & field program did not exist when
 ebrates its 40th Anniversary this season.   Giegerich of Margate, who led the Board   Kate Hart Nardone will accom-  she joined the freshman class in 1967.
   Dragotta has been engaged with the   through these extraordinary times.”  pany Bonham at this writing workshop.   However, by her sophomore year Petway
 symphony in various ways for much of   Bay Atlantic Symphony is a per-service   Nardone is a published author, poet,   and Estelle (Cookie) Sey formed TSC’s
 its history. A Cumberland County native,   orchestra comprised of union musicians.   visual artist, jewelry maker and a certified   first women’s varsity track team. She
 the longtime producer of Broadway and   Major funders include the Geraldine R.   birth doula. She will be reading poetry   would go on to compete in the long jump,
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