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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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