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Five Mile Beat > After more than a century, Baby Parade remains a big deal

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:15 pm

Kirby Thornton placing the crown on the head of Daria Neri. Kirby Thornton placing the crown on the head of Daria Neri.

One of the biggest events in town each year, the 102nd Wildwood Baby Parade and luncheon took place on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

The luncheon was held this year at the Boat House Restaurant on the bay. Among those attending were members of the Wildwood Civic Club (evening membership division) as well as members of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, which included Tracey DuFault and  Erin Springer and John Lynch. The Wildwoods Convention Center was represented by Beverly Trapp.

At the luncheon were the Thornton Family, Mark and Tracey with their daughters Kirby and Shelby, former Queen Oceania and present Queen Oceania. Also there was Princess Hennessey Barry with her mother, Colleen Hughes, and her grandmother Jackie Hughes. Runner up Daria Neri was there with her mother, Tracey. The court was announced by John Lynch, who later served as the grand marshal of the Baby Parade on the Wildwood boardwalk.

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Five Mile Beat > Orr at the Shore and more this week

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Written by Joyce Gould Monday, August 01, 2011 02:24 pm

Harry Nitchell, Bill Cook, Harold Fleishut, and Atr Schard. Harry Nitchell, Bill Cook, Harold Fleishut, and Atr Schard.

This past week Kathy Orr came to Wildwood Crest to give CBS Channel 3, and The CW Television Network viewers a check on the weather. She also participated in a Zumba class, which is a workout dance class set to music.

Orr did the 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weather on the beach at Forget-Me-Not Road . More that 60 women demonstrated Zumba while I was asked about the fitness programs that the borough runs all summer including sculpting, cardio classes and kick boxing plus yoga and ‘yogalaties.’

Later that afternoon, the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking mixer at “Ocean Oasis at Morey’s Piers” in North Wildwood, and while the attendance was not great the food was delicious. It included scallops, meatball sliders, sesame chicken on a stick, crab cakes and for dessert red velvet cupcakes.

Those who were able to get out of work came for a few minutes  included Karen Allen, Gene Hall, Art and Peg West from Westy’s Pub, Johnnie and Kate Walker, Rick Traber, Lindsey Young from the Morey Organization, Angel Daniels from Angel Daniels Public Relations, with Ron Gelzunas.  Members of the chamber staff were Pat and Dr. Tom McGuigan, Erin Springer, Anne Bourke and Georgianna Kobbe. Also there were Ginny Nichols, the owner of the Sea Gull Motel, with her daughter Juliette Leary and her nephew Matt Nichols, who is visiting for the summer from Oregon.  The afternoon was perfect for the outdoors. The event had the view of the beach on the east and water park and amusements on the west.

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North Wildwood woman’s creation to be featured on QVC

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, July 27, 2011 03:42 pm

Renee McCartney and Gina Hartman. Renee McCartney and Gina Hartman.

Renee McCartney of North Wildwood is a multitalented personality. The owner of Shore Couture, a boutique for the hip in the Wildwoods, she is now the creator of the Infinity Wrap.

McCartney’s love for fashion began when she was a child and watched her mother, who was a hairdresser, transform the looks of women who came to her. Her love of style and glamour was an asset when she created her store, which sells clothing and accessories for all occasions, and allows customers to design a signature scent at the custom perfume bar. The perfume bar is available for birthday parties, holidays and other occasions.

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Five Mile Beat > Big weekend in the Wildwoods

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Written by Joyce Gould Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:43 pm

Contestants in dart throwing are Peg and Bob McNamara, Kathleen hoban and Dolores and Jack Feola. Contestants in dart throwing are Peg and Bob McNamara, Kathleen hoban and Dolores and Jack Feola.

On Thursday July 14, I was asked to attend the annual “Geriatric Triathlon Tournament” which consisted of pool, darts and shuffleboard held at the Moose Lodge in North Wildwood.

Moose International began in the late 1800s with the modest goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially, and it was reinvented during the first decade of the 20th century into an organizational group of men and women who set out to build a city that would brighten futures of thousands of children in need across north America, with Mooseheart Child City and School in Illinois.

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Five Mile Beat > Yacht Club celebrates past commodores

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Written by Joyce Gould Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:01 am

Bill Rogers, Bill Szlachta, Fred Johnson, Art Schard, Barb Redmond, Harry Mitchell, Pat Cook, Rob Bullington, Henry Bischoff, Mark Penny, Tom Redmond, Herb Hornsby, Joe McGrath, and Barry Rasmussen, standing, along with Debby Rogers, Bill Cook and Sue Benner, seated, gather for a photo. Bill Rogers, Bill Szlachta, Fred Johnson, Art Schard, Barb Redmond, Harry Mitchell, Pat Cook, Rob Bullington, Henry Bischoff, Mark Penny, Tom Redmond, Herb Hornsby, Joe McGrath, and Barry Rasmussen, standing, along with Debby Rogers, Bill Cook and Sue Benner, seated, gather for a photo.

In the summer of 1938 “Wildwood should have a yacht club” was heard down on a dock on Sunset Lake. “That’s a good idea,” said Charlie Engelfried. It was then that some local sailors got together and elected Engelfried the first commodore of the Greater Wildwood Yacht Club. He was heard to remark, “You know what Jonah said about the whale. If I had kept my mouth shut I wouldn’t be here now.”

It was a good idea and amid a wave of enthusiasm came into being an organization that has withstood the test of time, and is thriving in 2011. Of course many years there were more members than now but it is all a sign of the economic times. Many members today are family names that resonate throughout the club, such as McGrath, Way, Colson and more.

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Five Mile Beat > Wildwoods celebrate Independence Day

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Written by Joyce Gould Tuesday, July 05, 2011 11:57 am

 

Al Brannen, Miriam Clunn and Vince Fulginiti at the Surf Bike shop. Al Brannen, Miriam Clunn and Vince Fulginiti at the Surf Bike shop.

If you have good weather, you will have a good time in the Wildwoods, and many thousands of residents and especially visitors had a great three-day weekend.

Friday night brought all the cars and Saturday morning brought many to the Wildwood Boardwalk to the Boardwalk Craft Show, as well as scores of runners and bikers on the boards. The weather Saturday was the best of the weekend- no humidity and few clouds. I spent most of the weekend on the boards and met many friends that included Sharon Stocker, Betsy Williams, Karen and Amanda Holland, and Roe and Steve Casiello.

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Event celebrates those who worked on lighthouse

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, June 29, 2011 03:47 pm

Peter Harp the honorary keeper of the Hereford Lighthouse. Peter Harp the honorary keeper of the Hereford Lighthouse.

A small but lively group attended sixth annual Friends of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Charity Ball on Saturday evening June 25 at The Wildwood Golf and Country Club, including a new music group the Gee Wizards Band.

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was a diamond in the rough until the committee came on board and made it the magnificent edifice that it is today. The committee started in 1982, with the foundation of the Friends of the Lighthouse in 2000. The renovation is in its fourth and final phase.

There is a very loyal group of people who volunteer their time and energy at the lighthouse consisting of Betty Mungnier, Diane Maguire and Jane Johnson, as well as Steve Murray, who was the former landscape artist of North Wildwood who along with Karyl Palmer continues to care for the gardens at the lighthouse.

Another volunteer is Peter Harp, the honorary keeper of the lighthouse, who was honored at the event.

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Fund honors county students

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, June 22, 2011 09:48 am

Geoff Strolle sits with her daughter Amy, joined by Margaret Strolle, with mom Sarah. Geoff Strolle sits with her daughter Amy, joined by Margaret Strolle, with mom Sarah.

Each year the Cape Women’s Resource Fund gives scholarships to deserving women in Cape May County and the judges choose the winners whose essays are picked on the topic “if you could invite anyone living or dead  for dinner, who would it be and why?”

This year, as every year, the essays were exceptional.  There were 22 entries and four young women were chosen from the county.

Margaret Strolle from Lower Cape May Regional High School wrote about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At her imaginary dinner party she asks Clinton if she will run for President in 2016, telling her that she is the best candidate that the Democrats have, and that she is the best chance at a female president until who knows when. The dinner continues and Strolle decides not to pressure the Secretary any more. When it is time for her to go, Clinton turns to her host and tells her “Someday we will launch a woman into the White house, you have to believe that.” Strolle plans to attend The College of William and Mary.

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Five Mile Beat > Dinner is celebration of athletes, community

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, June 15, 2011 09:46 am

Tony Caligero, Kerry Hall and Teresa and Brian Cunniff. Tony Caligero, Kerry Hall and Teresa and Brian Cunniff.

Wildwood High School Athletics recently held its annual Warrior 50 Dinner at the Wildwood Convention Center, and more that 100 were in attendance. At this dinner, the students of Wildwood High School are recognized for their achievements in sports throughout the year.

Former teacher and current girls basketball coach Dave Troiano was the master of ceremonies for the night and also is the chairman of the board and as always does a great job. Members of his board include Bill Davenport, Sandy Hall, Tom Mitchell, George Morton, Jodie DiEduardo, Lenny Lauriello, Jackie McWade, and Mayor Ernie Troiano. All of the board posed for a picture of the check for $6,000 presented to Wildwood High School from the Warrior 50 Booster Association , proceeds from the Boardwalk Basketball Classic held every year in December at the Convention Center. It is the largest tourney of its kind in the country.

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Big kickoff for summer in the Wildwoods

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Written by Joyce Gould Wednesday, June 01, 2011 02:18 pm

Kites and more kites. Kites and more kites.

If the weather is good for Memorial Day weekend, chances are the summer will turn out to be perfect, and this Memorial Day the weather was superb with clear skies, a little windy but perfect for being outdoors.

Our weekend started by joining neighbors on Primrose Ave in the Crest for some light fare and very good conversation, at the home of Dot and Jack Zollo. We joined Bill and Judy Carr, Bob and Karla Frederick, Patty and Bill Holmes and many more to welcome spring at the Zollo’s annual Memorial Day festivities.

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