Friday, September 22, 2023

Cape May 1/18/2006

By Rick Racela

While it wasn’t especially cold for a January evening, I felt a pang for them as I thought of my family’s own rescued stray, who was probably lounging near the fireplace or nibbling at his dinner at that very moment.
Surely you, too, have seen strays around Cape Island.
Maybe you can’t adopt an animal for some reason, or like my family you have already adopted, but you can still help more.
On Friday, the Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance is having a fundraiser, “Dancing Paws,” at Congress Hall.
For just $25, you can dance the night away from 7 to 11 p.m. and enjoy snacks, dessert, coffee and a cash bar.
All money raised at this event will be used for the spaying and neutering of animals in Cape May County.
For more information, call 884-8830.
Speaking of good causes, the GWFC Women’s Community Club of Cape May did a very good deed last month!
They collected toiletries that were donated to the Woodbine Developmental Center and at their Christmas luncheon clothing items collected were given to the Kids Closet at the Food Bank of NJ serving Cape May County.
If you would like to join the GWFC Women’s Club and start getting involved with good deeds such as this, go ahead.
All women from Cape May and Lower Township are welcome.
This club is affiliated with the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs and consists of women from Cape May and Lower Township who actively support various community projects.
The next meeting is tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Price Hall of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church.
The program, entitled “What Happens to Recyclables?” will be presented by Bridget O’Conner. Call Jean at 522-0290 or Dot at 886-4554 for more information.
Mark your calendars now for Cape May Country Dancing, which will be held this Saturday as well as Feb. 4 and 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Convention Hall.
Join Ken and Debbie Gaskill of Country Fun in their 10th year of dancing and teaching both line and couples dances at the hall.
There are lessons for both beginners and advanced dancers. Admission is just $6.
Call 927-9580 or email if you want to learn more about this program.
Dance enthusiasts – or kids looking for a good hangout – in grades five through eight will be happy to hear that there are youth dances planned for this Friday as well as Feb. 3 and 24 and March 10 and 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Convention Hall.
The dances are coordinated by the Cape May City Recreation Department and Cape May D.A.R.E. program.
Cape May Juvenile Officer Tony Genaro has kindly offered to provide disc jockey services.
Aren’t we lucky to have such an involved and dedicated officer serving our kids and us?
For additional information about the dances, call 884-9565.
This week I heard from a couple of people who wanted me to include information in this column, but who only gave me four or five days’ notice.
I hate to tell people I can’t include their news, but in these cases I had to because my deadline had passed.
I just want to remind you all that I need a minimum of 10 days’ notice from you, and I’ll happily include whatever news you want to share.
Just call me at 898-8825 or send an email to

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