Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Photography show was the place to be

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 04, 2014 05:00 pm

 Dave and Lynn Sullivan, Annette LoPresti, Jackie Caplan, Sarah and Jonathan Kimble and Ron Caplan pose in front of Jackie’s photograph. Dave and Lynn Sullivan, Annette LoPresti, Jackie Caplan, Sarah and Jonathan Kimble and Ron Caplan pose in front of Jackie’s photograph.  The Ocean City Art Center was the place to be for the annual juried photography show.  I stopped to chat with Sandy Crescenzo, Rosemarie Ricci, Marie Platzer and Elaine Wilson who were selling tickets in the lobby outside the library for the Author’s High Tea to be held May 8 at the Flanders. When I walked upstairs to the Art Center I was greeted by Jean Byerly who made sure everyone signed the Guest Book. Carla Migliaccio was behind the counter at her computer. I enjoyed catching up with Lynn and Dave Sullivan. While Lynn works at the Art Center, Dave, a retired postal carrier, keeps the municipal parking lots running all summer. Art Center President Jack Devine was surprised and pleased to see me when he arrived after I had conflicts for the past three months art shows. Thanks to Art Center Executive Director Roz Lifshin who introduced me to the photographers whose work was in the show and coordinated many of my pictures.

Read more: Photography show was the place to be

 

Businesspeople celebrate spring, and working women

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, April 27, 2014 08:00 am

Maria Marinelli, Mary Ellen Danser, Rose Savastano, Gloria Votta and Kathy Sykes arrive at Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Maria Marinelli, Mary Ellen Danser, Rose Savastano, Gloria Votta and Kathy Sykes arrive at Chamber of Commerce luncheon. It was a bright sunny day when guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club for the Ocean Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Salute to Working Women Luncheon.

Read more: Businesspeople celebrate spring, and working women

   

Pirates and princesses meet to party

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am

 St. Peter’s Trustees, Dick Strang, Bill Bateson and Phil Young, pose for a picture with Disney Princesses Ashton Flora, Miranda Bishop and Erica Rolls. St. Peter’s Trustees, Dick Strang, Bill Bateson and Phil Young, pose for a picture with Disney Princesses Ashton Flora, Miranda Bishop and Erica Rolls. It was raining Saturday morning when children arrived in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church dressed up for the second annual Princess and Pirate festivities.

Read more: Pirates and princesses meet to party

 

Again renamed ‘Snow Ball’ was the ‘Spring Fling’ this year

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, April 14, 2014 04:49 pm

 Ron and Midge Grunstra, Bob and Kathleen Dusz, Patricia and Ed Devlin and Susy and Burt Wilkins enjoy Rotary Spring Fling.   Ron and Midge Grunstra, Bob and Kathleen Dusz, Patricia and Ed Devlin and Susy and Burt Wilkins enjoy Rotary Spring Fling. The Rotary Club of Ocean City-Upper Township held its 18th annual 50-50 raffle at the Greate Bay Country Club. Originally called the Fall Fling, it was changed to the Snow Ball last year when it was moved to January after Hurricane Sandy wiped it out. This year the Snow Ball was postponed due a burst pipe flooding the country club, moving the raffle to March 28 and thus being called the “Spring Fling.”

Read more: Again renamed ‘Snow Ball’ was the ‘Spring Fling’ this year

   

Spaghetti dinner welcomes spring

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, April 06, 2014 12:00 am

 Ozzie and Sue Jordan, Don and Andrea Paul and Cathy and Jim Finnegan show off their St. Patrick’s Day attire. Ozzie and Sue Jordan, Don and Andrea Paul and Cathy and Jim Finnegan show off their St. Patrick’s Day attire. Twas the wearing of the green and the eight inches of snow that fell in South Jersey didn’t deter a crowd from gathering at the Tuckahoe Inn to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Exchange Club brought their favorite ladies to their dinner meeting that night. Andrea Paul and this columnist staked out a table in the dining room then joined our husbands in the lounge to enjoy the social hour.  Warren Iredell and Bill Culp told me the Exchange Club has resurrected their Shrimp and Beef Night that will be held April 26 at the Seaville Fire Hall. I almost didn’t recognize Ron Denney who sported a green plaid tam with red hair and a mustache to the party. Frank McCall, who wore a cream color hand knit sweater he got when visiting Ireland in 2005, liked Ron’s hat so much that Ron gave Frank an extra one he brought with him. David Powell gave these guys a run for their money in his tall green and white stripe Cat in the Hat style hat. 

Read more: Spaghetti dinner welcomes spring

 

Fans come out to support Ocean City surf team

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Mike Lukens, Christina Wilson, Don Pileggi, Charlie and Jen Bowman, Mark Miedema and Steve Beseros line up for a picture at Surf tem benefit. Mike Lukens, Christina Wilson, Don Pileggi, Charlie and Jen Bowman, Mark Miedema and Steve Beseros line up for a picture at Surf tem benefit.

A large crowd gathered at the Ocean City Yacht Club on a warm sunny evening to enjoy the Ocean City surf team benefit.

I caught up with Jen Bowman running from her home a block away to the yacht club with a couple of boxes to finish setting up for the benefit she had been working on all afternoon.

Read more: Fans come out to support Ocean City surf team

   

Fun and friends at Mr. OCHS pageant

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

The Hughes Performing Arts Center rocked when 14 Ocean City High School students hit the stage to compete for the title of Mr. OCHS. Cheryl Clearkin took time out from collecting tickets to wave to this columnist as I walked by to join fellow judges, Pete Madden, Michael Martirone and Megan Maguire, at the judges table in front of the stage.

Read more: Fun and friends at Mr. OCHS pageant

 

Ocean City Realtors earn sales award at annual ceremony

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, March 16, 2014 01:00 am

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

The Ocean City Board of Realtors honored their own at the annual Circle of Excellence sales award ceremony held recently at The Flanders.

Read more: Ocean City Realtors earn sales award at annual ceremony

   

Tuesdays are terrific at St. Peter's in Ocean City

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is a busy church and Tuesday afternoons are no exception when members and friends of the community gather for Terrific Tuesday activities, fellowship and dinner.

Read more: Tuesdays are terrific at St. Peter's in Ocean City

 

Ocean City Exchange Club members celebrate Valentine’s Day

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, March 02, 2014 01:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

Love was in the air when the Ocean City Exchange Club members arrived at the Tuckahoe Inn with their favorite Valentines. Red was certainly the color of the night as most chose outfits to celebrate a night of love.

Read more: Ocean City Exchange Club members celebrate Valentine’s Day

   

Friends and family support annual Charles Knox benefit

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 23, 2014 01:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

The ninth annual Charles Knox Memorial Scholarship Foundation Benefit was held recently at The Flanders. Helena Hamilton closed her popular boutique on Asbury Avenue early so she could check in guests when they walked up the stairs to the second floor lobby to enjoy the social hour.

Read more: Friends and family support annual Charles Knox benefit

 

McMahon Agency comes out in force for Ocean City Chamber installation dinner

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 16, 2014 01:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 installation of officers and board of directors last week at the Ocean City Yacht Club. It was a clear, cold evening when I waved to Tom Heist talking on his cell phone as I walked into the yacht club with Kim Davidson and we stopped to check our coats with Aimee Repici.

Read more: McMahon Agency comes out in force for Ocean City Chamber installation dinner

   

Page 2 of 9