Ocean City Gazette

Fishing Club begins centennial celebration with art show

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:00 am

Club members Ralph Heres, Myra Leo, Bruce Bladerson, Joe Hughes, Paul Keuerleber, George Ingram, Margaret Feil, John Rickards, Don Smedley and Bob Roth enjoy the Arts Center’s Fishing Club exhibit. Club members Ralph Heres, Myra Leo, Bruce Bladerson, Joe Hughes, Paul Keuerleber, George Ingram, Margaret Feil, John Rickards, Don Smedley and Bob Roth enjoy the Arts Center’s Fishing Club exhibit.

A little rain didn’t keep a large crowd from attending the Ocean City Arts Center’s meet the artists reception featuring paintings depicting the iconic fishing pier and Fishing Club clubhouse at 14th Street and the beach. The Fishing Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. South Jersey Plein Air Group artists participated in the exhibition.

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February: The month of fake holidays

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, February 08, 2013 10:43 am

Despite its shortened length, day-challenged February is chock full of fake holidays. It’s like the calendar makers decided a wealth of made-up holidays would atone for the short shrift February gets every year.

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The halls are alive with after school activities

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 03, 2013 12:00 am

Director Mark Miedma poses with cast members Maggie Wallace, Mae Fluharty, Payton Ortzman and Caroline Byrne, kneeling. Director Mark Miedma poses with cast members Maggie Wallace, Mae Fluharty, Payton Ortzman and Caroline Byrne, kneeling.

School may be over at 3 p.m., but that doesn’t mean the Ocean City High School closes its doors. That’s when the after school activities begin. Before I left on vacation, I stopped by the high school one Tuesday night where the joint was jumpin’.

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3 months after Sandy: Where’s the money?

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, February 01, 2013 12:00 am

Three months after Sandy, owners of storm-damaged properties along the coast are growing understandably impatient and demanding to know: Where’s the money?

For the most part, people with flood insurance are waiting for settlements that haven’t come, offers that haven’t been made, explanations that haven’t been given and itemized lists of damages that haven’t been shared. And those are the lucky ones, because they’ve had an adjuster visit their property and assess their damages.

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Friends catch up at Garden Club luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:00 am

Exchange Club President Frank McCall installs Linda Gronert, president of Exchangettes, while Denise Jessel passes her the gavel and Vice President Jane Lugo, treasurer Dottie McClain and proud husband Curt Gronert look on. Exchange Club President Frank McCall installs Linda Gronert, president of Exchangettes, while Denise Jessel passes her the gavel and Vice President Jane Lugo, treasurer Dottie McClain and proud husband Curt Gronert look on.

It was a warm sunny day when members of the Garden Club gathered at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for their monthly luncheon meeting. Lorraine Scott greeted me at the door. When I admired her pin with garden charms, she told me she got it at a craft show. When I got a tap on the shoulder and turned around, I recognized the lady, but couldn’t come up with her name.

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Winter makes a rude entrance

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am

Pretty much everything I hate about winter happened in a 24-hour span earlier this week.

The battery in my vehicle died, necessitating a jump and subsequent replacement. Replacement required a 65-mile drive to have the new battery installed, and on the way home, I encountered snow falling heavily for the first 45 miles.

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Everyone came out to the Miracle on 11th Street

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 20, 2013 12:00 am

Miracle on 11th Street committee members Anne Sloan, Karen Bergman, Shawnda McGinnis and Jennifer Bowman, seated, join Ken Cooper, Laurie Howey, Peter Voudouris, Carol Heenan, Ray Clark and Drew Fasy for a picture. Miracle on 11th Street committee members Anne Sloan, Karen Bergman, Shawnda McGinnis and Jennifer Bowman, seated, join Ken Cooper, Laurie Howey, Peter Voudouris, Carol Heenan, Ray Clark and Drew Fasy for a picture.

It was a sunny, windy and cold Sunday afternoon when young and old arrived at The Flanders for its Miracle on 11th Street for a celebration of healing Ocean City families by raising funds to help with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. When Jim and I arrived with Marion McCaughey, we were greeted in the first floor lobby by Ken Cooper and Shawnda McGinnis, then stopped to get our green wrist bands from Steve Bergman and Eric Wakabayashi.

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Do the right thing: Get your flu shot

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, January 18, 2013 12:00 am

When medical professionals list the symptoms of seasonal flu, they never mention one of the more unpleasant side effects: An increase in laundry.

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Six solutions to keep the MS bike ride in Ocean City

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am

Problem solving is one of the most desired traits employers seek in potential hires. AOL.com ranks it fifth, behind a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good communication skills and time management abilities, and above acting as a team player, self-confidence, ability to accept and learn from criticism, flexibility/adaptability, and working well under pressure.

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Celebrating the holidays with friends

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 06, 2013 12:00 am

Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan

The Exchange Club hosted their annual family Christmas dinner recently at the Tuckahoe Inn. While members and their spouses enjoyed the social hour, their children and grandchildren gathered in the dining room where they were entertained with the magic of Chad Juros. Maddie Price, a sophomore and honor student at Wake Forrest, accompanied her father, Ed Price, to the dinner.

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Needing a vacation from vacation

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, January 04, 2013 12:00 am

For the second time in two years, I have returned from a Caribbean vacation ill enough to warrant medical attention.

“Aww. Poor me,” I can hear you saying. “Let’s have a pity party.”

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No shortage of holiday parties this season

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 30, 2012 12:00 am

Winnie Piriano welcomes Paul Cunningham, Debby Murphy, Art Ford and Michele and Jay Gillian to her annual Christmas open house.  Winnie Piriano welcomes Paul Cunningham, Debby Murphy, Art Ford and Michele and Jay Gillian to her annual Christmas open house.

Right in the midst of the busy holiday season, the Stainton Society committee gathered in the fourth floor boardroom of the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion at Shore Medical Center to kick off the 2013 campaign that had been postponed twice due to Hurricane Sandy.

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