About Town

June 7, 2013


Emilio Mignucci, third-generation co-owner of Di Brunos Bros., the largest and oldest cheese counter in Philadelphia, and author Tenaya Darlington will sign copies of their latest guide book about cheese, Di Bruno Bros. Guide to Wedges, Recipes and Pairings, (Running Press 2013) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Sickles Market. Darlington, the book’s author, is also the Di Bruno’s cheese blogger known as Madame Fromage.

Mignucci will serve some of his famous cheese spreads at Sickles Market, sign copies of his cheese book and talk cheese.

This book gives readers an insider’s view of Philadelphia’s legendary cheese counter and a lively guide to pairing cheese with everything from beer and cocktails to olives and charcuterie. Darlington writes about 170 of the world’s greatest cheeses, drawing on stories and knowledge from the store’s third-generation owners.

According to the Di Brunos’ website, their story is similar to many other Italian immigrants in the 1930s. Danny and Joe Di Bruno, along with their brothers and sisters, came to Philadelphia through Ellis Island in search of the American dream. With their willingness to work endless hours and their entrepreneurial spirit, the brothers put everything on the line – which wasn’t much – and opened up the first Di Bruno Bros. Grocery Store. Danny would often say, “We didn’t have much money, but a smile doesn’t cost you anything!” The Di Bruno commitment to making customers smile is still alive and well today. The brothers now own four locations and an online store.



All Saints’ Memorial, known as the Stone Church, is presenting for two weekends Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

The play, directed by Michael T. Hazlett, will be produced at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 7-8 and June 14-15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9 and June 16, at the church, located at 202 Navesink Ave. Navesink.

The Stone Church Players group comprises actors from various top-notch community theater groups, plus highly acclaimed actors from within the parish.



The Arc of Monmouth will hold its 4th annual Edward M. Rosell Golf Classicon Monday, June 17, at Deal Golf and Country Club. The event supports health care, employment and other critical programs for more than 1,400 Monmouth County residents with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities. Funds also will be used to rebuild The Arc’s Work Opportunity Center, which was severely flooded during Super Storm Sandy.

Foursomes and individual slots are now available for the event, which begins at 10 a.m. with registration and lunch. The modified scramble will start at 12:30 p.m. and includes a Million Dollar Shootout drawing, a $5,000 putting contest and a Hole-in-One car giveaway sponsored by Schwartz Mazda.

A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Beverage carts will be on the course all day. Entry donations are $375 per person.

Lead sponsors include The Anabel Foundation, Brookdale Community College, Circle Hyundai, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and UBS.

Registrations for golf and/or dinner, as well as high-profile corporate packages are available by contacting development@ arcofmonmouth.org, 732-493-1919, Ext. 120, or visiting www.arcofmonmouth.org/golf.

Dr. Webster Trammell, the event’s immediate past chairman, will be honored at the event for his many years of dedication to The Arc of Monmouth and to Brookdale Community College.




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