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Lower 3.8.2006

By Christine Cote

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Well, I’m back from the heart of Africa and it’s sure a lot cooler here than it was there.
But I am looking forward to spring.
I can see some daffodils poking their way through the soil in my flowerbeds.
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There will be evening story hour for pre-schoolers and first and second graders at our branch of the library with readers from Delta Kappa Gamma Society International tonight from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and every Wednesday through the end of the month.
If you work during the day and can’t take your little one to any of the daytime story hours, this is a perfect way to spend some quality time with your child and establish that very important habit of independent reading that can’t be started too soon.
There are also great displays on view at the library this month including needlework by Kate Goodman.
“Mother Earth,” a presentation by the Aquarian Project will be changing from winter to spring dress as she greets the new season that will be here in just two weeks.
This month’s quilt is another treasure made by the late Dorothy Doan.
It’s the “Cape May Quilt” and, in 35 appliquŽd blocks, it features different periods of history in the county.
The quilt is on loan from Doan’s daughter, resident Susan Dilks.
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The Villas Civic Club, which one of its members tells me is older than me, meets at the Millman Center on Bayshore Road for its monthly social this Saturday at 11 a.m.
Stop by for cards and bingo and this week you can get a $3 hoagie for lunch while you’re there.
The Civics Club also meets the fourth Monday of the month at Millman for coffee and donuts and a social gathering at 1 p.m.
There are also other senior groups that meet at Millman, as well as those working on ceramics and quilts.
Call Fran Austin, the director there, at 886-5552, and she give you more information or stop by and check out the calendar to see what’s going on.
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The members of Christ Child Society of Cape May County are working their spring fashion show.
Earlier this year they installed new officers: President Marge Dysart, President-Elect Phyllis Laswell, First Vice President Marilyn Kobik, Second Vice President Cass Sharkey.
Also Recording Secretary Janet Kerrigan, Corresponding Secretary Pat Healy, Treasurer Rita golden, Assistant Treasurer Jean Murphy, Spiritual Coordinator Laura Finucan and Liaison to the national organization Joy Brzoska.
Watch this space for details on the fashion show set for May 7.
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If coin collecting is your thing, you’re not alone.
Meet others interested at the Club House on Clubhouse Drive in Townbank on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to sell or bid on coins at the monthly auction sponsored by the Townbank Coin Club.
Need more details, call Irv at 889-0571 or Ward at 886-3874.
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Mark your calendar for April 8 which is the date for the Free Rabies Clinic at the Public Works Department from 1 to 3 p.m.
Remember you also must buy a license for your dog every year at township hall.
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Don’t forget the ham dinner at St. Barnabas by the Bay this weekend from 4 to 6:30 p.m. until the food runs out.
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Our police department will be conducting a community wide Neighborhood Watch meeting at police headquarters at the airport on March 14 at 7 p.m.
The meeting is open to all existing neighborhood watch groups and to those who would like to start one.
There will be a crime prevention presentation and a Q&A forum.
Refreshments will be served. Call Captain Brian Marker with any questions at 886-1619 ext. 114.
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Our high school will be presenting “The Wiz” this spring on March 23, 24 and 25.
The kids do a great job on stage and are worth seeing, especially in our new auditorium.
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At a work session tonight at 7 p.m., the planning board will discuss a general re-examination of the Master Plan for all zoning districts.
The annual variance report will also be discussed, as will some proposed zoning changes for flag lots, number of stories, number of parking spaces for medical building and isolated undersized lots.
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That’s all the news I have to report right now. Please keep me posted and let me know what’s going on in your neighborhood or organization.

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