Atlantic and Cape May Counties

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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Ocean City Community Center benefits from ‘Endless Summer’

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

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The Ocean City Community Center Association held their annual “Endless Summer” benefit at Café Luciano Lamberti in Seaview Harbor on a beautiful September evening. The harbor was still filled with boats at docks and the sunset glistened on the water.

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All aboard the pirate ship for Ocean City Exchange Club members

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, October 28, 2013 08:46 am

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With the threat of rain, Ocean City Exchange Club members and guests set out on a three-hour tour on the Jersey Shore Pirate Ship in the back bay of Ocean City. Jim and I met up with Toni and Fred Marcell as we walked out on the dock to board the ship. Fred sported a black top hat with his shorts and sandals on the last day of summer.

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Luncheon celebrates Ocean City history

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

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It was a beautiful sunny day when guests arrived at The Flanders Hotel for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 50th annual luncheon.

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Golfers gather for local Sunshine Foundation classic

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, October 14, 2013 12:27 pm

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The Cape Atlantic Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation hosted their 18th annual Golf Classic sponsored by the Messner Foundation, Inc. recently at the Linwood Country Club.

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Volunteers honored by Ocean City Ecumenical Council

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

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The Ocean City Ecumenical Council hosted their annual Volunteer Luncheon recently at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Lunch co-chairwomen Nancy Notaro and Carol Evans welcomed me when I arrived and showed me the 30th anniversary cake made and donated by Darren DiPetro, owner of The Cake Studio at 1046 Asbury Ave.

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Summer in Ocean City ends with Sailing Foundation dinner and Peggy Lloyd’s 100th

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am

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The bayfront home of Joan and Harry Bellwoar was the setting for the Ocean City Sailing Foundation’s dinner on a late summer evening. I joined Eleanor Parker, Joan Allen, Pat Haughey and Liz Burns to enjoy the view and hors d’oeuvres while my husband chatted with fellow Marine Mike Allen.

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Local tennis group gets together for fun and for charity

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:00 am

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For the past 30 years, a group of 20-plus ladies have been playing tennis every Tuesday followed by dinner. This members of this group, called TAGET (Tennis and Gourmet Every Tuesday), host dinners from mid-June through mid-September.

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Locals march for Miss America

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Tuesday, September 17, 2013 05:19 pm

Ocean City locals Joe Bisbing, Jim Finnegan and Carl Waterman march with the Dramis Marine Detachment in the Miss America Parade Saturday, Sept. 14 in Atlantic City. Ocean City locals Joe Bisbing, Jim Finnegan and Carl Waterman march with the Dramis Marine Detachment in the Miss America Parade Saturday, Sept. 14 in Atlantic City.

Ocean City locals Joe Bisbing, Jim Finnegan and Carl Waterman march with the Dramis Marine Detachment in the Miss America Parade Saturday, Sept. 14 in Atlantic City. 

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Ocean City artist Jaffe’s Color ‘Scapes comes to Somers Point

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 am

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Latz’s By The Bay was the scene for Rae Jaffe’s Color ‘Scapes original oil paintings exhibit. Andrew Latz welcomed me when I walked in his quaint restaurant on Bay Avenue in Somers Point.

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‘Real Housewives of Ocean City’ at yacht club fashion show

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 08, 2013 12:00 am

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The Ocean City Yacht Club presented “The Real Housewives of Ocean City” at their annual dinner and fashion show. I joined Kathleen Haggerty after we parked our cars and walked up Bay Avenue to the Yacht Club where Joann Santora took our picture standing in front of a 2012 Steel Gray Fisker Karma convertible, a sporty European automobile.

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Ocean City Pops luncheon brings out friends, supporters

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 01, 2013 12:00 am

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Friends of the Ocean City Pops hosted their 24th annual summer luncheon at the Greate Bay Country Club on a sunny August day. Pat Migliaccio and Delores Dengler-Vitas greeted guests at the top of the stairs and gave out table assignments.

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Exchange Club crowns new Miss Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:00 am

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Miss Ocean City 2014 was crowned at the Music Pier before a large crowd of family and friends. The Ocean City Exchange Club sponsored the pageant again this year.

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Night in Venice brings out friends to celebrate

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:00 am

Don and Andrea Paul, center, are joined by Curt Gronert, Ken Lehberger, Dick Strang, Jay Schoff and Steve Croft as they show off their “happy feet” at their Night in Venice party. Don and Andrea Paul, center, are joined by Curt Gronert, Ken Lehberger, Dick Strang, Jay Schoff and Steve Croft as they show off their “happy feet” at their Night in Venice party.

Night in Venice sailed along the bayfront on a hot, sunny evening where everyone had a wonderful time and the thunderstorms that were predicted never materialized.

When Jim and I rode our bikes down Walnut Road, we waved to friends sitting on porches on our way to Don and Andrea Paul’s party. Will Evans walked up after parking his car as we locked our bikes and admired the Paul’s new porch and landscaping.

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