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Thursday, July 31, 2008


Rosaria Mineo


HAMMONTON, New Jersey– The Friends of the Eagle Theatre keep building momentum as they bring the Ocean City POPS to the Hammonton High School Performing Arts Center for one night only on September 20th, 2008 at 7:00PM.

Bring the whole family for a night of fun, exciting music and great entertainment as the “ POPS Goes Broadway”, conducted by Maestro William Scheible.

Celebrating his 21st year at the helm of the Ocean City Pops, William Scheible has transformed the Music Pier series into one of regional critical acclaim. Maestro Scheible has conducted over 800 concerts, presided over more than twentyfive Broadway and operetta fullstaged productions.

This is the second major concert event that the Friends of the Eagle Theatre have sponsored, emphasizing the group’s dedication to accessible and entertaining productions that can be enjoyed by everyone in the community and region.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit organization, Friends of the Eagle Theatre, and their efforts to restore the Historic Eagle Theatre, located on Vine Street in Downtown Hammonton. The restoration of the Eagle Theatre will create a much needed small performance hall which will be used for theater, dance, music, movies and other artistic purposes.

Ticket prices are $20.00 per ticket and the seating is general admission. Tickets are on sale now at Casciano’s, Simply Stationery, Dance Magic and Serenity for the Day. Tickets are also available online at or by calling 609-561-1199. Tickets will be available at the door.

“The people of Hammonton are excited about having the opportunity to have such a wonderful event as the Ocean City POPS in their hometown. I have attended numerous Pops concerts and am thrilled to be able to share the joy of the Pops with the community.” said Marion O’Neill, member and a long-time fan of the POPS. “

For more information, please contact Rosaria Mineo at (609) 970-4400.

Cuil- The Newest Haystack

Cuil- The Newest Haystack is a new search engine created by former google designers. I like the three column feature, I feel like I can read a whole paragraph from each selection and really know which one is the search answer I need. It does not have the insanely cool features that Google has however, it is just for searching. I found different sites that I could not find on Google and vice-versa. I believe my best bet is always to use a variety of search engines when I truly need to find something. As a Google-lover, it is not always easy to stray, but when in need, I will search through every haystack. Today my sister and I went searching for lost relatives and connected with some cousins from my step-father's side of the family. Interestingly enough, we could not get any further with our own blood relatives unless we paid the ancestry site a fee. There must be a way to get the information we want without having to pay a fee. I approach this process every few years and then give up after I hit the ancestry website roadblock. If anyone knows a REAL- FREE website, I would go needle hunting again.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Teaching My Kids How to Cook

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Why Should Students Blog? One Teacher's Experience with Middle-School Blogging

Why Should Students Blog? One Teacher's Experience with Middle-School Blogging
How and why one teacher introduced blogging to her middle-school students.

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Technology Training on a Tight Budget: Sharing is the Answer

Technology Training on a Tight Budget: Sharing is the Answer
If Your District Won't Pay for Technology Training, There Are Free Services Available

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

San Francisco's Incoming Streetline Parking System to Briefly Dull Our Senses

San Francisco's Incoming Streetline Parking System to Briefly Dull Our Senses

We have evolved as humans. No longer do our men go out and hunt for days to catch a animal for our needs, instead full meals can be brought to our front doors by the various local delivery people, UPS and Fed Ex. As technology takes over more of our lives, hunting for sport and parking spots has long surpassed hunting for actual sustenance, and women and men alike turn to technology to increase their chances of a "Kill." I read in the New York Times today that San Francisco is implementing a Streetline smartphone system to help drivers capture a parking spot and cut down on inner-city congestion.

Since I hail from the New York City area, I can spot someone heading purposefully toward their car to pull out as easily as a duck hunter can spot a returning flock of Mallards. We both know to not give away our position, as we wouldn't want others to notice our potential strike. San Francisco automobile owners will soon be able to pay their meters from their offices and the only license they will need to park will be their cell phones and a quick hand on the wheel. Congestion will go down as more drivers learn to navigate the new parking system.

It will be interesting to see if decoys start thriving, as soon as a new technology is implemented it seems that there is an equal reaction to circumnavigate it. I can imagine teams of hackers ungluing the sensor devices from the streets or sending false reports to protect the actual free parking spaces every time they want to throw a party. What will become of our natural stalking instincts, will the Streetline permanently dull our senses by excluding of the daily circling of the neighborhood blocks as we search for a parking spot? I think not, even though we live in cities far away from the traditional hunting/gathering existence, we will always find something to pursue. We may soon be competing for taxis from our iphones.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

It is Feast time again. The South Jersey newspapers are full of ads from local merchants, the kids are on the phone making plans to meet their friends at the corner of the church and carnival trucks and RV's are parking in the lot off French Street. Driving down Third Street in Hammonton, it is easy to get excited about family fun as Mount Carmel Society volunteers reassemble the wooden structures. As each construction takes shape we are one step closer to the most delicious sausage and pepper sandwiches, lovingly prepared by the Friends of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the Saint Joseph Food Stand.

The 133rd annual Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and carnival will begin on July 15th and run through the 20th with the opening of the concession stands. The actual Feast Day kicks off on July 16th at 4pm when the statues from Saint Joseph's Church will emerge and be carried through the streets in the yearly procession of Saints. The dedicated that come from all over South Jersey and beyond to take part in the confessions, devotions and the Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be treated to a fireworks display. The carnival rides will be running, providing lots of thrills for families. This year's best prize will be a new 2008 Cadillac CTS and also a fantastic 50/50 prize. The car raffle is only $5 a ticket and the largest percentage of previous winners have been local residents that bought their tickets directly from the stand on-site. All funds raised benefit the Catholic Churches and families of Hammonton

The saints who will be represented in this years procession include: St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Ann, St. Jude, St. Lucy, St. Anthony Abbot, St. Rocco, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Rita, St Vincent Pallotti, Millagrossa, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Padre Pio, Assumption, Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

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