Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Ocean City comes out to celebrate King with annual service, dinner

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 09, 2014 01:00 am

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A celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the Ocean City High School Hughes Performing Arts Center the weekend of Martin Luther King Day.

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Garden Club and Exchangettes meet in January in Ocean City

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

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The Ocean City Garden Club postponed their luncheon meeting for a week due to extreme cold weather only to have it rain the next week when I arrived at the Episcopal church.

I caught up with Barbara Welden sporting a unique rain hat to keep her hair dry while this columnist opted for an umbrella. Joanne Romano greeted me when I arrived and Jeanne Robinson took my coat and pointed out my seat at her table. When I complimented Jeanne on the snowmen decorations on the dessert table, she admitted she got them at CVS and Rite Aid.

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Epiphany concert and Goldcoast grand opening kick off 2014 in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:00 am

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Snow was melting on a warm Sunday afternoon when the Cape Shore Chorale presented an Epiphany concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. 

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Friends head to Hayeses’ for holiday bash

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 19, 2014 01:00 am

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The full moon was shining bright over Marie and Lloyd Hayes’ lagoon home when guests arrived for their holiday party. Marie wore her Santa apron and spiral Santa hat when she greeted Carol Heenan, Eric Wakabayashi and Jim and I at the door while Ryan and Evan Jones took our coats and stored boxes and bags of canned goods everyone brought for the Food Cupboard.

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Visitors flock to The Flanders for holiday high tea

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 12, 2014 01:00 am

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The Flanders Hotel was decorated for Christmas when guests arrived for the holiday English high tea held in the Crystal Ballroom. Karen Bergman and Denise Sammartino greeted guests and showed them to their tables when they arrived.

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Community gathers for Ocean City Home Bank tree lighting

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 22, 2013 01:00 am

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The Ocean City Home Bank postponed their tree lighting for a week due to rain, but it was worth the wait as it was a beautiful evening when a large crowd gathered in the bank parking lot.

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Holiday parties begin in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

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The sights and sounds of Christmas are everywhere and The Title Company of Jersey got a jump on the season and put everyone in the holiday spirit when they held an open house the week before Thanksgiving at their newly renovated offices at Seventh and West.

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Fun and Friends and The Flanders’ 90th anniversary gala

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 08, 2013 01:00 am

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It was the social event of the season when The Flanders Hotel celebrated their 90th anniversary. It felt like we were stepping back in time we arrived in 1920s attire and posed for pictures in front of antique cars provided by Jersey Cape Region Antique Automobile Club lined up in front of the hotel.

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Ocean City business owners gather to celebrate award winners

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 01, 2013 01:00 am

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The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards dinner recently at the Ocean City Yacht Club. When Carol Heenan and I arrived, we waited to be greeted by the chamber staff as JT Williams was busy posing Shawnda McGinnis, Rose Savastano, Caitlin Greene, Nancy Neal and Barbara Brown for a photo.

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Friends meet at Author’s Luncheon in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 24, 2013 01:00 am

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It was a beautiful warm sunny day when guests arrived at The Flanders for the annual fall Author’s Luncheon presented by the Ocean City Free Public Library Board of Trustees and Friends and Volunteers.

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Benefit by the Bay raises funds for Ocean City education

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 17, 2013 01:00 am

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Guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club lined with bright colored mums along the walkway for the Ocean City Education Foundation’s Benefit by the Bay. President Dave Allegretto and Vice President Mary Beth Snow were seated near the door and thanked everyone for coming.

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Ocean City Chamber roasts Sea Isle mayor

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 10, 2013 01:00 am

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The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual Roast at The Flanders Hotel with Freeholder and Sea Isle City Mayor Lenny Desiderio as roastee.

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