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Friends and family support annual Charles Knox benefit

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

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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.

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

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:00 am

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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.

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

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 09, 2014 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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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Holiday parties begin in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 Saturday, November 02, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 07:46 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 Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 11:27 am

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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 Saturday, October 05, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 Saturday, September 21, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 04:19 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 Saturday, September 14, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 Saturday, September 07, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 Saturday, August 31, 2013 11:00 pm

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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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