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Five Mile Beat > Sedaka was the big attraction at ’60s weekend

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Written by Joyce Gould Tuesday, May 01, 2012 08:57 am

Neil Sedaka in concert. Neil Sedaka in concert.

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce’s Sensational Spring Weekend at the Wildwoods Convention Center, Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28, started with the “Geator with the Heater” Jerry Blavat and a record hop on Friday night.

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Five Mile Beat > Talent and fun at the Mr. Wildwood Catholic contest

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Written by Joyce Gould Thursday, April 05, 2012 11:59 am

Mr. Wildwood Catholic opening dances are from Michael Jacksons recordings. Mr. Wildwood Catholic opening dances are from Michael Jacksons recordings.

You are never disappointed at the Mr. Wildwood Catholic pageant, and this year was no exception. The contest was opened with co-hosts Sarah Visalli, Student Council executive board president, and Joseph Jett, sophomore class president, introducing the contestants. There were 10 this year, a few less than other years.

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Five Mile Beat > Ed and Theresa Grant celebrate their retirements

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, March 21, 2012 03:22 pm

Helen Grant, Ed and Theresa Grant, and Mike Ginnoti. Helen Grant, Ed and Theresa Grant, and Mike Ginnoti.

Recently both Theresa and Edmund Grant, formerly of Wildwood, retired from their respective positions. Thersea was supervisor of the Wildwood Water Utility and Edmund, (better known as Ed) was the treasurer of Cape May County. In celebration of these events two separate dinners were given in their honor.

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Five Mile Beat > Big turnout for Love of Linda, Women in Business conference

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, March 07, 2012 02:08 pm

Stephanie and Trish Cook with Linda Johnstone Stephanie and Trish Cook with Linda Johnstone

On Saturday Feb. 25, the annual Love of Linda beef and Beer was held at the Bolero in Wildwood and again a smashing success. “The Soul Cruisers” are the music group of choice, and they did not disappoint. Greeting us at the door were Sarah Bachman, Kathy Popper, Margaret Clark, and Maryann Tarbotton.

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Five Mile Beat > Good times at parent-teacher group’s event

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Written by Joyce Gould Friday, February 24, 2012 12:32 pm

Jeannine Yecco, Kelly and Bruce Hamlin, and Kathleen Chiolo gathered at the tasting. Jeannine Yecco, Kelly and Bruce Hamlin, and Kathleen Chiolo gathered at the tasting.

The Wildwood Crest Parent-Teacher Connection recently held its third annual Wine and Craft Beer tasting at the Grand Hotel in Cape May. One hundred and twenty tickets to the event were sold in advance.

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Five Mile Beat > Another January done and gone

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, February 08, 2012 05:02 pm

Patti Callanan, Dotty Sheehan, and Mary Ann Renza at the spaghetti dinner. Patti Callanan, Dotty Sheehan, and Mary Ann Renza at the spaghetti dinner.

There are three things that always happen in the last weekend of January. First, the Wildwood Crest Fire Company holds its annual Ladies Night Out and this year Jack Holland arranged to have it at La Piazza in Wildwood.

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Five Mile Beat > It’s a new year, time to get in shape

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Written by Joyce Gould Tuesday, January 24, 2012 02:18 pm

Rose, Andrew, Krista and Paul Zielinski. Rose, Andrew, Krista and Paul Zielinski.

The month of January is a time of renewal and promises made, especially the one that involves getting fit and staying healthy.  I spent last week going to all the gyms in the Wildwoods to see what they offer.

I started at the Bolero gym and spa on the 7th floor of the Bolero hotel, which contains a complete circuit training stations, as well as an indoor sun deck, hot tub, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and masseuse. The pool is well used, especially in the summer when guests of the hotel are welcome to swim there. In the winter it is also used, but more so on Wednesday nights when an invigorating game of volleyball is played.

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Five Mile Beat > This is the busiest time of the year

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Written by Joyce Gould Friday, December 30, 2011 04:06 pm

Marilyn Podell, Paula Goodman and Rhoda Gold.sons-in-law Tom Dececco, Bob Mauger, and Regis Pulman. Marilyn Podell, Paula Goodman and Rhoda Gold.

The Christmas Holidays are by far the busiest time of the year and exhausting for all who participate in so many activities. The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce held its annual appreciation dinner at their offices on Pacific on Thursday Dec. 15. The event is free to all paid up members and it is an international feast. This year the member restaurants that participated were “The Dogtooth Bar and Grill” which supplied the Mexican portion of the dinner, “Dragon House Restaurant, which supplied the Chinese food and “Courthouse Pizza” which took care of the Italian.

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Five Mile Beat > Families turn out to celebrate the holidays

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Written by Joyce Gould Friday, December 16, 2011 05:33 pm

Mousekeeters Beverly Trapp and Fran Feketics flank Al Brannen after the parade. Mousekeeters Beverly Trapp and Fran Feketics flank Al Brannen after the parade.

Thousands of people went through the doors of the Wildwoods Convention Center on Dec. 2 and 3, and no one left disappointed. There were things to do both days.

Friday night was the annual Jaycees Christmas Parade that went from North Wildwood to the Crest. There were floats and fire trucks galore. North Wildwood has Miss North Wildwood Grace Lederer in a car and she later posed with her mother Catherine.

After the parade was finished the tree lighting ceremony was held and parade awards were given out. The GWITDA organization has a Disney-styled float with and Beverly Trapp and Fran Feketics, who later posed with former commissioner Al Brannen in front of the Christmas trees inside the hall.

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Five Mile Beat > Songs from Seuss, followed by tourism facts  

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Written by Joyce Gould Friday, December 02, 2011 02:59 pm

At the League of Municipalities dinner Freeholder Sue Sheppard, Wildwood Crest Mayor Carl Groon, Freeholder Jerry Thornton, and Freeholder elect Kristine Gabor. At the League of Municipalities dinner Freeholder Sue Sheppard, Wildwood Crest Mayor Carl Groon, Freeholder Jerry Thornton, and Freeholder elect Kristine Gabor.

The week before Thanksgiving, Crest Memorial School students presented a play, as they do every year, and as always it was done to perfection. This year’s play was “Seussical Jr., The Musical.”

Marilyn Glenn and Krista Fitzsimons were the directors and had a hard job but with some great students it was made easier. This entire production was in song, and these young people were terrific including Madison Hunt, who portrayed “The Cat in the Hat,” Kaci Gallagher who was “Jo-Jo,” Adam Wolfe was “Horton” and Fred Spiewak “Mayor of Whoville.” Also in starring roles were Lily Nguyen as “Gertrude McFuzz,” Lily Enos as “Sour Kangaroo,” Justina DeRitis as “Mrs. Mayor,” Alex Horwell as “Yertle the Turtle,” Michael Chiolo as “Vlad Vladikoff” and Daria Neri as “Mayzie LaBird.”

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