Saturday, June 23, 2012

What's your connection to Nutley notables?

Vreeland House, Chestnut Street, Nutley, N.J. Photo by Anthony Buccino
The Vreeland House recently changed hands when the Womens' Club turned over the property to the township of Nutley. The town placed oversight of the 200+ year-old house in the hands of the Nutley Historical Society which will inventory the parts and parcel and frame the artifacts in the historical sense.

 In 1912 a group of Nutley women, members of the Woman's Public School Auxiliary, the Nutley Improvement Association, the Woman's Garden Club and the Housewife's League, interested themselves in the preservation of a house on Chestnut Street, Nutley, NJ --- now known as Vreeland House --- as an historical landmark.
Thus, after two preliminary meetings, which were held to consider the formation of one large club, on March 19, 1912, the Woman's Club of Nutley was organized. They were welcomed into the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs on May 18, 1912.Thus, after two preliminary meetings, which were held to consider the formation of one large club, on March 19, 1912, the Woman's Club of Nutley was organized. They were welcomed into the New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs on May 18, 1912.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Search for notable Nutley-ites continues

Illustration of scene from Rudder Grange by Nutley author Richard Stockton
We continue to collect tips, biographies and photos of notable Nutley-ites for our new book project which will be published in cooperation with the Nutley Historical Society, the Nutley Free Public Library, the Nutley Hall of Fame, the Mattia Awards, and many private individuals.

We're getting ready to close out our entries for volume one, so please, if you have a suggestion, leave a comment below.

Got questions about the project, drop us a line:


Friday, April 6, 2012

Mysteries of Nutley's past

We continue to seek the photos and stories that tell the story of Nutley's past. For instance, do you know the folks in this silhouette? Perhaps it's Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy? No. It's a Nutley home we all know.


Now, check out your family photos and get the stories together and drop us a line. How has your family contributed to make Nutley the thriving community it is today?


Photo courtesy of the Nutley Historical Society archives, all rights reserved.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Finding traces of legendary locals

Spent a few hours combing the Vincent Methodist Cemetery for info on Legendary Locals of Nutley.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Tombstone damaged by vandals in the past.

Veteran of the Spanish-American War
Copyright © 2012 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.
A cemetery thousands pass every day in Nutley, N.J.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We need photos for these notable Nutley-ites

Please let us know if you have a clear photo 
of any of these people:

Victor L. Connell – Tuskegee Airman 
Edward Jenkins – Tuskegee Airman 

Edward J. Lenihan
Rev. Msgr. Anthony DiLuca
Mrs. Peter Murray
Ann A. Troy
Vernon Shepard Jr.
William Jernick
John H. Lucy
Frank Tangorra
Larence Vitaletti
Harry W. Chenowith
Sister Romilda Chiga
Ann K. Rabinowitz
Alice B. Lester
Mario Pavone
Frank A. Cocchiola
Elise H. Yorton
Alfred C. Welenofsky
Carmen A. Orechio
Thomas Infusino
Vincent LoCurcio
Ruth Bedford
Stanley Bedford
Anthony J. Iannarone
Harry (Skip) Gould
Anne E. Rotonda
Robert J. Rusignuola
Joyce Donadio
Josephine S. Baldino
John V. Kelly
William J. Jernick III
Peter C. Scarpelli
Daniel L. Marese
Philip R. White
Walter A. Smith
Jo-Ann Brown and John Brown
James and Joanne Paulson

Got questions about the project, drop us a line:

What is this notable Nutley-ites project about?

Local author Anthony Buccino is coordinating a Nutley Historical Society project on a book about notable Nutley-ites. The new imprint celebrates people who have made a memorable impact on their community throughout its history.

Individuals featured in the books will run the gamut from politicians to high school coaches and athletes; from notorious personalities to beloved entertainers.

Their images and stories will document the unique contributions residents have made that shape the community today and allow people to create more personal connections to their community.
We'll also include the pioneering citizens who built and shaped the community.

We are asking groups and individuals to suggest candidates for inclusion in this volume. Perhaps group founders or other locals come to mind?

We're quite sure that Annie Oakley and Martha Stewart are a given for inclusion, but we need your help to identify additional candidates.

Please forward your suggestions along with biographical information and an accompanying photo of the candidates.

Also, please feel free to suggest other Nutley-ites you would want to see included in this collection. Perhaps a store owner who's been in the same location for 40 years or several generations?

While there is no guarantee which candidates will be selected, we do look forward to your suggestions.

Got questions about the project, drop us a line: