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MIDDLE – 6-21-2006

By Rick Racela

As I write this, half the family is out west on vacation visiting my daughter, Hayley, and her family.
Somehow I got stuck home with the three sons while my husband and three daughters are hiking the Grand Canyon and taking a week-long houseboat trip, complete with speed boat, waverunners and kayaks, on Lake Powell in Utah.
I’m not complaining though, as I’m getting a lot accomplished.
They have only been gone two days and I’ve painted the bathroom door, organized my office, moved furniture from the living room to the upstairs family room, dug out eight hydrangea bushes that were diseased, mulched the garden, mowed the lawn, and I am almost finished enlarging the driveway area.
No wonder my husband loves me so much!
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Congratulations to Michael Sheeran, MTHS graduate and son of Greg and Beth Sheeran of Court House.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kean University in Union, New Jersey in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.
On May 13, Michael earned a Master of Science Degree in Public Safety Management from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
He is currently employed by the Borough of Stone Harbor.
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Freeholder Ralph E. Bakley, Sr. and the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized the winner of the New Jersey Association of Counties and Verizon Foundation’s 2006 Partners for Educational Excellence Scholarship at the Freeholder Meeting held on June 13.
Cape May County Technical High School student Kyle Eldredge received a $500 scholarship and a plaque of recognition for being the 2006 recipient of the Partners in Educational Excellence Scholarship.
Each year, the foundations jointly recognize an outstanding county technical school graduate from each of New Jersey’s 21 counties with a scholarship in order to continue his or her higher education at a county community college.
Congratulations to Kyle.
He will be attending Atlantic Cape Community College in the fall.
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Mrs. Magnussen’s Elementary Number Two student, Johanna DeFeo, was presented with a certificate and a $75 cash prize by Principal Simon on June 15.
Johanna won the Memorial Day coloring contest sponsored by our local American Legion Post and wishes to thank them for the honor and award.
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A free Open House will be hosted by the Cape May County Historical Museum in celebration of the Pathways to History project on Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Pathways to History project was launched in the fall of 2003 to raise funds to renovate the Historical Society’s exterior facility.
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MTHS Class of 1985 will hold their 20-year reunion at 7 p.m. on June 23 at the Abbey Holmes Estate on Route 83 in Clermont.
Cost is $65 per person. Also planned is a family event on June 24.
Send checks to MTHS Class of 1985, c/o 52 Tressler Lane, CMCH, NJ 08210 before June 20.
For more information contact Class President Michael Donohue at micdonhue@comcast.net.
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Avalon Manor Improvement Association, 581 Old Avalon Blvd., Avalon Manor will hold a Pancake Breakfast every Saturday, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m., now through Sept.
$4 for adults gets you all the pancakes you can eat, plus a sausage link, small cup of orange juice, and unlimited coffee.
Children age eight and under are just $2.50.
Extra sausage, orange juice and milk will be available for $.50.
Bring your appetite and a friend.
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The Cape May County Library, in an endeavor to encourage children to read, offers a summer independent reading club: “Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales.”
Read all about it in On Deck magazine inside and online at www.CapeMayCountyHerald.com..
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Cape May County Songwriters Munch and Music Summer Concert will be held on July 2, munch at 6:30 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m.
Held at Karen and Charlie Buckley’s Palace on Pilings, 785 Stone Harbor Blvd. in Court House.
Donation is $5, more if you can, less if you can’t.
RSVP if coming at 609-463-0685. (They’ll only call you back if there’s no room left).
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The Mature Adults Club of the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora has a casino trip to Trump Plaza set for July 17.
The package includes the show “Cirque Dreams,” a buffet and $10 in coin.
This $70 value costs only $40.
The Bus will leave the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m.
Contact Joe at 609-624-1110 for reservations.
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If interested in playing with the Cape May County Duplicate ACBL Bridge Club, call Jane Green at 609-263-3030 or Jerry Mueller at 609-884-1039.
June 5 overall winners: Mike Mueller/Ron Small; Bob Weber/Bob Sherwood; Bernadette Snyder/John Villari; Thomas Tenaglia/Mike Bruno; Kay Wade/Diane Rossi; Joyce Baruffi/Henry Buchianico.
June 8 overall winners North/South: Margaret Coe/Mike Mueller; Meg Hughes/Robert Bishop; Jane Green/Edna Savage; Maria Crompton/Natalie Weintraub; Jerry Mueller/Angela Lohmann.
East/West: Bob Sherwood/Bob Weber; Karen Sylvester/Joyce Baruffi; Wilma Greisman/Jeanne Riley; Martha Noll/Shelly Reidenbach; Carol Eberhart/Jim Eberhart.
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