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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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Miss Night in Venice pageant a success

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, August 04, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, July 07, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, June 09, 2013 12:00 am

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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 Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:00 am

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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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Anderson Cooper the highlight of Stainton brunch

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00 am

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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. 

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Local women saluted at annual Ocean City Chamber luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:00 am

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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.

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First Night Ocean City honored by Exchange Club

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:00 am

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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.

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OCHS girls basketball team honored for championship season

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 05, 2013 12:00 am

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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.

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