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              NEWS IN BRIEF



      Continued from page 2               details of the event, as told to him by his   For more about the Vineland Historical   to fight this invasive pest,” Secretary
                                          father and another person who led the   & Antiquarian Society, visit discovervine-  Fisher said.
     pounds) of personal documents were   resistance.”                         landhistory.org, facebook.com/discov-  The Department received nearly
     shredded and recycled as a result of the   Crescenzo and Ingraldi are thankful to   ervinelandhistory.org or call 856-691-1111.   10,000 combined e-mails and calls con-
     events throughout the year.          have had an opportunity to spread aware-                                 cerning the spotted lanternfly in August.
        In 2021, the Authority has collected 146   ness about the museum. They also shared                         While the NJDA and USDA have about
     tons (292,000 pounds) of electronic waste.   some thoughts about the future state of the   Update on Spotted   20 two-person crews throughout the state
     Electronic waste includes items such as   Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society.  Lanternfly Reporting    doing treatments in specific areas, it is
     computers, printers, lab tops, televisions,   “I would like to see our VHAS become   Last week, New Jersey Department of   not possible to respond to every message
     radios, stereos, and other accessories. The   more prominent and become the go-to   Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher   or provide treatments at every reported
     three events resulted in the collection of   place when historic information is needed,”   announced that sightings of the spotted   sighting. The Department is also asking
     3,538 gallons of waste oils and antifreeze.   said Crescenzo.             lanternfly can be reported by using the   that New Jersey residents not contact
     Accepted oils include motor oil, hydraulic   “There is a lot of work ahead for the   form at bit.ly/3EBvAwn. Residents and   departments of surrounding states with
     oils, diesel fuel, antifreeze, kerosene, and   Board and we are ready to meet the cha-  businesses are encouraged to find resourc-  spotted lanternfly sighting information.
     heating oil.                         lenge,” said Ingraldi. “We will be focusing   es for treatment options at badbug.nj.gov.  The NJDA continues to encourage
        The 2022 Household Hazardous Waste   on membership, community awareness,   “We have asked the homeowners of   residents to stomp on or destroy the spot-
     and Document Shredding events will take   outreach to the schools, interesting events   our state to inform us where this insect   ted lanternfly whenever possible. Along
     place on April 9, June 11, and September 17   and presentations relevant to Vineland,   is and they have done an outstanding job,   with the treatment options listed at www.
     from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Authority’s   local history, and more. So, stay tuned.”  which has been very helpful in our efforts   badbug.nj.gov, residents can also use busi-
     Solid Waste Complex.                                                                                          nesses that are licensed pesticide appli-
                                                                                                                   cators to provide treatments to kill the
     Historical Society                     Female Spies of WWII                                                   spotted lanternfly. However, if residents
                                              ln preparation for a program entitled
     Trustees Visit                         “Female Spies of WWII,” scheduled                                      do choose an over-the-counter treatment,
                                                                                                                   they are urged to follow the directions on
     The Bob Romano Show                    for Saturday November 20, and spon-                                    the product when applying it.
        Naomi Ingraldi and Warren Crescenzo,   sored by The Greenwich Tea Burning                                     This is the time of the year when adult
     two Vineland Historical & Antiquarian   Chapter (Daughters of the American                                    spotted lanternflies are laying egg masses
     Society (VHAS) Board of Trustee mem-   Revolution), a meeting was held                                        that can be found on almost any type of
     bers, recently made an appearance on The   recently at the Warren & Reba Lummis                               surface. A video and information on how
     Bob Romano Show on Cruisin’ 92.1 WVLT.  Genealogical & Research Library in                                    to scrape egg masses before they hatch
     As special guests on the program, Ingraldi   Greenwich, NJ. Chapter members were                              can be found at bit.ly/3lGj4Ds. While the
     and Crescenzo enjoyed their experience   very interested in the collections of                                adult spotted lanternfly cannot survive the
     and had a great time shedding some light   WWII artifacts in the vast holdings of                             winter, the egg masses hatch in late April
     about the venerable Society.           the library including: WWII Broadside;                                 or early May.
        “It was a relaxed, comfortable atmo-  NJ origins of names of military posts                                   While the spotted lanternfly does not
     sphere and a lot of fun,” said Ingraldi, who   and bases; Americans of Japanese                               harm humans or animals, it can feed on
     became a board member in 2020. “We     descent; ration coupons; and pictures                                  about 70 different types of vegetation or
     had three Vineland trivia questions for the   of famous people of the 1940’s. The                             trees. The spotted lanternfly is native to
     audience—and they got them all!”       Library also has several large WWII-era                                Asia and was first found in the U.S. in
        “I hosted a telephone-talk show back in   posters that were exhibited at the chap-                         Berks County, PA, in 2014. It is considered
     the 1970s,” said Crescenzo, who also joined   ter meeting.                                                    a plant hopper and can fly only a few feet
     the board in 2020, “and I have always    “A Look Back at WWII History:                                        at a time. However, the spotted lanternfly
     appreciated hearing ideas from the public.”  Female Spies of WWII,” scheduled for                             is an excellent hitchhiker and can travel
        The number of interested and informed   Saturday, November, 20, at 1 p.m., is a   made possible in part by the New Jersey   on almost any kind of transportation for
     callers to The Bob Romano show reached   live theatrical, first-person portrayal   Historical Commissionl Department   several miles, which has allowed it to
     double digits.                         starring Alisa Dupuy from “Ladies of   of State and the Cumberland County   spread to several states.
        “Some had stories or details to add to   History” as a famous British spymaster.   Board of Chosen Freeholders through   The Department is also asking people to
     historic events,” said Crescenzo. “It is an   The event and fundraiser is open to the   the Cumberland County Cultural &   check their vehicles before leaving an area
     informal way to add to the historic notes of   public at First Presbyterian Church (119   Heritage Commission and its programs.   to make sure the pest is not coming along
     our city.”                             N. 2nd St., Millville) Tickets are $15   —Submitted by Valerie K. Baron,   for the ride. The NJDA has a checklist of
        “My favorite moments were the callers   per person, payable to Greenwich Tea   Event Chairperson           items and places about where to look for
     who shared their Vineland stories with us,”   Burning Chapter NSDAR. This Society                             the spotted lanternfly before leaving an
     Ingraldi revealed. “Every family here has a   is a non-profit, non-political women’s   Brittney Ingersoll, curator at The   area here. The checklist serves to inform
     story. The more stories we hear, the more   volunteer service organization.   Cumberland County Historical Society,   the public about the spotted lanternfly,
     connections we have to Vineland and each   Mail checks to: V.K. Baron, PO Box   displays one of several WWII-era post-  including how to identify all life stages of
     other.”                                428, Port Elizabeth, NJ 08348. More   ers in the collection of the Warren &   the insect and minimize its movement.
        “I had mentioned the KKK attack on the   information: 609-364 8525. E-mail:   Reba Lummis Genealogical Research   Residents may also send the address
     Italian population in Vineland,” Crescenzo   vkbaron@gmail.com. Funding has been   Library located in Greenwich.  of the spotted lanternfly sightings to SLF-
     added. “A listener called to add specific                                                                     plantindustry@ag.nj.gov. n
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