Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, February 23, 2015 12:04 pm
It was a cold, sunny day when I arrived at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Bay Avenue for the Garden Club’s monthly luncheon meeting.
Donna Halper had the back of her SUV open unloading bags of fashion magazines, so I lent her a hand carrying them inside. Jeanne Robinson, sporting her apron celebrating the Garden Club’s 40th anniversary, was near the door to greet me when I arrived. Jeanne provided the flowers and Valentine’s Day decorations on the dessert table. Marie Platzer served as official greeter while Lorraine Scott distributed name tags to members.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am
It was a cold winter night when guests gathered in the Ocean City Arts Center for a reception and exhibition of the art work of Lance Balderson, his daughter, Jody Wiker, and granddaughter Maddey Wiker.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am
It was a clear, starry night for the United Methodist Women’s Christmas House Tour Sunday, Dec. 21.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, January 12, 2015 03:13 pm
The Garden Room at The Flanders was decorated with gold and white star balloons and candlelight as guests arrived to celebrate Tyra Payant’s 100th birthday. Tyra’s great grandsons, Devon and Dylan Payant and Jacob Doskeland, checked guests’ coats when they arrived.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 28, 2014 12:00 am
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards Dinner recently.
It was a bitter cold and windy clear night when guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club where they were greeted by Caitlin Greene, Rose Savastano and Barbara Brown still wearing their coats as they were sitting near the door in the lobby.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 am
“Hats, Hats, Hats” was the theme of the United Methodist Women’s Retreat held recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. The ladies picked out their favorite chapeau to wear to the retreat and were greeted by Elaine Winder and her mom, Ellie Beebe, at the door.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00 am
The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Public Library held their annual Author’s Luncheon recently at The Flanders. A large crowd filled the lobby as they waited for Al Crescenzo to remove the barrier so everyone could head upstairs.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00 am
A fall luncheon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Shore Cancer Center was held recently at the Ocean City Yacht Club.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:00 pm
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual roast at The Flanders Hotel. This year’s roastee was Cape May County Surrogate Susan Sheppard. Besides being a daughter, wife, mother and politician, Susan is known for her long, blond, curly locks, so it was no surprise the invitation featured a picture of Susan sitting on the beach with a large gavel in her hand and exaggerated hair.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Warm weather greeted golfers when they arrived at the Linwood Country Club for the Sunshine Foundation Cape Atlantic Chapter’s 19th annual Sunshine Golf Classic. Local Sunshine Foundation President Carmen D’Angelo and wife Norma, along with Bev Ayotte handed out assignments.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, October 04, 2014 11:00 pm
The Ocean City Historical Museum held their 51st annual luncheon recently at The Flanders Hotel on a warm, sunny day. Steve Gring was entertaining at the grand piano when I arrived while Jean Robinson, Noel Wirth and Carol Dotts greeted guests at the door. When I told Jean I missed her at the Ecumenical Council luncheon, she said she was playing golf.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 pm
The Ocean City Ecumenical Council held their annual Volunteer Luncheon recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:00 pm
Friends of the Ocean City Pops held their 25th anniversary “Silver Serenade” luncheon at the Greate Bay Country Club on a warm, sunny day.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:00 pm
It was a late summer evening when ladies arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club for dinner and a fashion show. Commodore Chip Ott and Vice Commodore Bill Hancock were at the door to greet the ladies, who were all dressed up for this special evening.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:00 pm
The Ocean City Pops presented “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Andrew Lloyd Weber” at the Music Pier recently to a sold out crowd.
When Jim and I arrived on a late summer evening, I caught up with Bert DeVries and John Curto socializing with Pops patrons before going inside. I chatted with Judy Perkins as we headed to our seats in the front row with Marion and Ned McCaughey and Sue Koiro.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Miss Ocean City 2015 was crowned recently on the Music Pier stage, but not before 10 young ladies endured a week of rehearsals leading up to the big night. Monday through Thursday night, contestants rehearsed their talent routines and learned dance steps for the opening and closing numbers under the direction of former Miss Ocean City Devon Vanderslice.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:00 pm
A week of celebration kicked off when 12 contestants competing for the title of Miss Night in Venice turned in money they collected for local charities the past six weeks.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:00 pm
The Ocean City Arts Center held their annual summer luncheon recently at the Greate Bay Country Club. Jane Charles and Marian Talese greeted guests in the lobby when they arrived while Roz Lifshin and Lynn Sullivan distributed bright orange Arts Center reusable cloth bags.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 02, 2014 11:00 pm
Members of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church held a welcome aboard party recently for new senior Pastor Steve Donat and his wife, Dianna. I waved to Betty Ann Powell when I parked my car in the lot next to her home then Audrey van der Loo joked about walking the stairs to the Stainton Room to keep in shape.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Tuesday, July 29, 2014 08:00 am
On a sunny day while tourists enjoyed the beach, locals gathered in the Music Pier for the inauguration ceremony of mayor and council at-large. Thanks to Eric Wakabayashi who drove wife, Carol Heenan, and this columnist to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, but refused to drive on the boardwalk to drop us at the Music Pier door.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:00 pm
On a picturesque summer evening the Ocean City Republican Club held its annual barbecue on the bayside deck of Judy and Phil Kolea. Jim and I passed Lisa and Michael Allegretto as we looked for a hard-to-find parking space on West 17th Street. Michael Dukeman caught up with us walking down the street to the party. Rita Fulginiti and Joanne Budnick welcomed guests when they arrived. Rita wants everyone to be on the lookout for her husband, Tony, as he tools around town on his new scooter.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, July 14, 2014 01:45 pm
The Ocean City Pops Orchestra opened its 85th anniversary 2014 Summer Concerts with guest artist Bobby Rydell, who wowed the audience with his wonderful voice, wit and charm receiving a standing ovation.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, July 05, 2014 11:00 pm
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Cape Shore Chorale presented a dance extravaganza featuring songs from roaring ’20s through the 1970s.
Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 06:00 am
- Big turnout for golf tournament
- Red, white and blue all around at fashion show
- Fun murder mystery raises funds for Cape Shore Chorale
- Beautiful day for Author’s Tea at Flanders
- Big turnout for Stainton Society brunch
- Richard Stanislaw entered into Book of Golden Deeds
- The triumphant return of the Exchange Club beef and shrimp night
- Photography show was the place to be
- Businesspeople celebrate spring, and working women
- Pirates and princesses meet to party
- Again renamed ‘Snow Ball’ was the ‘Spring Fling’ this year
- Spaghetti dinner welcomes spring
- Fans come out to support Ocean City surf team
- Fun and friends at Mr. OCHS pageant
- Ocean City Realtors earn sales award at annual ceremony
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