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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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Exchange Club crowns new Miss Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:00 pm

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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 Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:00 pm

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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Miss Night in Venice pageant a success

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:00 pm

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Miss Night in Venice 2013 was crowned recently on the stage at the Moorlyn Family Theatre before a crowd of family and friends. After turning in their money at noon at Ocean City Home Bank, contestants had their hair coifed, manicures and such and arrived at Fifth Street and Boardwalk in long gowns ready for the parade.

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Miss Ocean City contestants get acquainted

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, August 03, 2013 11:00 pm

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Miss Ocean City 2014 will be crowned on the Music Pier stage Saturday night as 17 young ladies compete for the title.

The pageant, sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club, hosted an ice-breaker recently at the clubhouse at Ocean Reef where contestants met with committee members and hostesses. Warren Iredell and Bill Culp were unloading ice chests when Andrea Paul and this columnist arrived.

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Love is in the air at Ocean City Arts Center luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, July 27, 2013 11:00 pm

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The sun was shining as guests arrived at the Greate Bay Country Club for the Ocean City Arts Center’s annual summer luncheon.

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OC Exchange Club installs new officers

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:00 pm

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The Ocean City Exchange Club held their annual installation dinner at the Tuckahoe Inn recently. Andrea Paul, Irene Reeves, Carol Heenan and I staked out a table in the dining room for 12 then enjoyed the social hour.

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Rain didn’t dampen Ocean City Pops opening night

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, July 13, 2013 11:00 pm

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The Friends of the Ocean City Pops hosted an opening night reception at The Flanders Hotel immediately following the opening night concert featuring the Canadian Brass Quintet at the Music Pier.

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Gillians honored at Ocean City Pops gala

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, July 06, 2013 11:00 pm

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Friends of the Ocean City Pops hosted their annual gala at the Greate Bay Country Club on a beautiful summer evening. Jim and I met Maribeth Neall and Mary Ann Jones in the parking lot and when Jim walked in with three blondes, he was the envy of all the men in the room.

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Parties welcome summer in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:00 pm

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A large crowd gathered at the Tuckahoe Inn recently when the Exchange Club hosted members of OCNJ CARE at their Monday night dinner.

I enjoyed catching up with Julie and Rick Becker, who showed me pictures of their children, Sarah and Bill. During dinner, Frank McCall presented plaques to sponsors of the Roger LaRosa Golf Klassic then introduced Drew Fasy, chairman of OCNJ CARE, and committee members who worked tirelessly following Hurricane Sandy.

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Everyone is a winner at Vanderslice golf outing

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, June 22, 2013 11:00 pm

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The Harry Vanderslice/Jack Davis Memorial Golf Tournament was held recently at the Greate Bay Country Club. Scott Vanderslice drove up from North Carolina and welcomed 150 golfers after lunch as they hit the course with a shotgun start at 1.

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UMW Fashion Show draws a crowd

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:00 pm

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St. Peter’s United Methodist Women held a Hawaiian Luau Fashion Extravaganza and Luncheon recently at the Greate Bay Country Club. Marion McCaughey and this columnist headed up this fundraiser with all proceeds going to United Methodist Women Mission projects near and far.

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Greate day for golf at LaRosa Klassic

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:00 pm

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It was a great day at the Greate Bay Country Club for the Roger LaRosa Golf Klassic sponsored by the Exchange Club of Ocean City.

Roger was the last of the charter members of the Exchange Club, founded in 1947, who served as president in 1948. Over one hundred golfers turned out for the fundraiser with proceeds going to OCNJ CARE.

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Tull tales at annual Author’s Tea

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, June 01, 2013 11:00 pm

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Warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes greeted guests at they arrived at The Flanders for the fifth annual Author’s Tea. Elaine Novello wore a shocking pink jacket as she guarded the stairs until it was time to let guests go up.

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