Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:00 am
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.
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 08, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 01, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 04, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:00 am
The sun was shining as guests arrived at the Greate Bay Country Club for the Ocean City Arts Center’s annual summer luncheon.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, July 07, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 09, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:00 am
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.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00 am
The 24th annual Stainton Society Brunch was held recently at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Marion and Ned McCaughey made the rounds in their van picking up Irene and George Reeves, just back from the winter in Florida, then stopped for Jim and I and headed over the Ocean Drive Bridge to the brunch. We met up with Linda and Curt Gronert as we went up the escalator to Ovation Hall where the social hour was in full swing.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:00 am
It was a beautiful spring day when guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club for the annual Salute to Working Women luncheon. Barbara Brown and Shawnda McGinnis welcomed everyone as they arrived and marveled at the lovely new look of the Yacht Club that just went through six months of renovations after Hurricane Sandy.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:00 am
The Ocean City Exchange Club held their 48th annual Book of Golden Deeds Award dinner honoring First Night Ocean City at the Greate Bay Country Club. Andrea Paul and I walked into the club with Anita Culp while our husband’s, Jim, Don and Bill, parked the cars on this unseasonably cold night.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 05, 2013 12:00 am
The Ocean City Exchange Club hosted the Ocean City High School championship girls basketball team at a recent Monday night dinner.
Just back from the winter in Florida, Bill Meis arrived at the same time as Jim and I. Curt Gronert was stationed near the door to welcome guests when they arrived.
Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:00 am
Excited children arrived at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church all decked out in their favorite Princess and Pirate outfits to enjoy the Princess and Pirate Tea to benefit Children and Youth Ministries at the St. Peter’s.
- A woman of distinction: AAUW honors Peggy Lloyd
- OC Education Foundation hits the mark with Coach Bingo Night
- Contestants put on a show at Mr. OCHS 2013
- Terrific Tuesdays attract a crowd at St. Peter’s
- Realtors honored at Circle of Excellence awards night
- Making waves at Ocean City surf team scholarship benefit
- Ocean City celebrates its citizen of the decade, Mark Soifer
- From Hawaii to the Shores at Wesley Manor
- Knox Scholarship Benefit draws friends from far and near
- Fishing Club begins centennial celebration with art show
- The halls are alive with after school activities
- Friends catch up at Garden Club luncheon
- Everyone came out to the Miracle on 11th Street
- Celebrating the holidays with friends
- No shortage of holiday parties this season
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