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Middle 6.7.2006

By Rick Racela

Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center had its first “Senior Prom” on May 11.
Various groups and shops in the area donated prom gowns.
Adele’s Jeweled Treasures in Villas donated a number of beautiful gowns.
Jeannie and Bill Everly of Hart to Hart Florist in North Cape May also donated gowns. Hart to Hart has a program for local students, providing gowns to those who cannot afford prom attire.
Since the prom season just ended, they had some lovely gowns for Crest Haven Seniors. Hart to Hart also donated balloons for the event. 
Bryant Gloner of After Hours Formal Wear at the Shore Mall contributed tuxedos, complete with shoes and cummerbunds at no rental fee.
One of the residents told a story of how she had to drop out of high school to get a job, “It was the depression, you know.”
She went on to say, “I never got a chance to go to the prom and now I am going.”
One gentleman said, “I’ve never had a tuxedo on in my whole life.” The residents not only looked beautiful, they felt beautiful, too.
The affair included a formal dinner served by the Dietary Department and pictures taken under the flowered arbor created by the Recreation Department.
The room was decorated with stars and balloons and singer Lou Dottoli crooned the prom goers with old favorites.
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Tomorrow at 7 p.m. the Middle Township Police Department will be holding an Internet Safety Seminar for the parents of all students in the township.
The purpose of this session is to prepare parents for the hidden dangers of the Internet. There will be a special presentation by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Child Abuse Unit.
In addition to Internet issues, the police will discuss other dangers, such as drugs and alcohol, which our children may face as summer arrives.
The event will be held in the Middle Township High School cafeteria. Due to content matter, children will not be permitted to attend.
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The Etcetera Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon hosted by the M.A.S.H. Branch of Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is set for tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Mirage Restaurant.
Tickets are only available in advance by calling Vi Geiger at 609-967-7843.
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Avalon Manor Improvement Association, 581 Old Avalon Blvd., 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 cents. Bring your appetite and a friend.
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Cape Christian Academy will hold its graduation ceremonies on June 13, 6 p.m., at the Seashore Church of the Nazarene in Erma.
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Rio Grande Bible Baptist Church on Route 47 will hold their annual Vacation Bible School the week of June 19.
Call 609-886-9494 for details.
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Peter McPhee Fine Arts Gallery will host an art auction fundraiser on June 17, from 7 to 10 p.m., to benefit the Wetlands Institute.
The auction will coincide with the opening of a new exhibit at the gallery and the Wetlands Institute will receive a percentage of the winning bid prices on four works including a bird carving by John and Dotty Berner, a colorful pastel by Danielle Mick, a seascape painting by Neal McPheeters, and an oil on linen of the Wetlands Institute by Diane Sivavec.
The art can be previewed on the special events page at www.wetlandsinstitute.org.
The exhibit will also include over 40 new works by these artists as well as more than 200 works created by Peter McPhee Fine Arts artists.
The gallery is located at 9416 Second Ave. in Stone Harbor. For more information call the gallery, 609-368-8288, or the Wetlands Institute, 609-368-1211.
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Here’s all the end of year happenings at MTHS: final exams are June 9 to 15, Baccalaureate is June 14 at 7 p.m. in the PAC, June 15 is graduation, 6 p.m. at Memorial Field (all are welcome).
In event of inclement weather ceremony will be moved to the PAC but tickets will be necessary to be admitted to PAC.
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On June 14 the Cape May County Historical Museum will hold an “Out of the Ground” Cape May County Vintage Bottle Lecture by guest curator, Ed Runyon at 7 p.m.
Then on June 17 the Museum Kids Club will have a Father’s Day Project event at 10 a.m. A small fee is involved.
To register or for more info call 609-465-3535.
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Read with a four-footed friend at 6 p.m. on each fourth Monday of the summer months at the Court House Library.
The R.E.A.D. therapy dogs are great listeners and the reading sessions are safe, relaxed, nonjudgmental and fun. Dates are June 26, July 24, and Aug. 28.
For more information call 463-6382.
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Cape May County Duplicate ACBL Bridge Club May 22 overall winners north/south: Mike Mueller/Ron Small; Sherye Chase Pearson/Sonny Mack; Norma Jakominich/Jerry Mueller; Ray Buch/Karen Sylvester.
East/west: Bob Sherwood/Bob Weber; Carol Kaigan/John Kuharetz; Bernadette Snyder/John Villari; Mike Bruno/Thomas Tenaglia.
May 25 overall winners north/south: Bob Grant/Bob Sannino; Jim Moyer/Mike Mueller; Edna Parker/Kay Wade; Phyllis Baker/Edna Stevens.
East/west: Bill Curley/Bud Ferruzzi; Ray Buch/Henry Buchianico; Jane Green/Edna Savage; Bob Sherwood/Bob Weber.
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