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Middle News Notes – 6-28-2006

By Rick Racela

Despite all that Anne Frank lived through, her diary reveals that she thought humans were basically good.
A Stone Harbor realtor recently was walking along the beach and found a woman’s expensive gold watch.
He put it in his pocket with the intent of handing it in to the police department, but forgot about it until the end of the day when he took another walk on the beach.
There he saw two women, looking down, as if searching for something. He approached them and asked them what they were looking for.
They replied, “A gold watch.” When he pulled it out of his pocket and handed it to them, they were ecstatic.
The next day, one of the realtor’s co-workers was shopping in a Stone Harbor store and overheard the owner of the watch telling another person how her faith in human nature was restored when her watch was returned.
As I get older these types of stories are more few and far between.
Ironically I lost a DVD called “Lost” recently. It was rented from that new machine at Acme, but I left it in the shopping cart.
Did anyone return it to customer service? Of course not.
Not only that, but I nearly got run over by a car not stopping at the Acme crosswalk.
Do Anne Frank’s thoughts on the human race still ring true? You tell me.
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The Tidepool Museum Shop at the Wetlands Institute is now selling Federal Duck Stamps.
The $15 duck stamp is a permit license and not used for postage. Conservationists often purchase stamps as a donation to the program or to gain entrance to National Wildlife Refuges.
Many people collect duck stamps for the beautiful artwork in miniature.
In addition to the Duck Stamps at the gift shop, check out the great selection of books.
The new Wings ‘n Water poster is available along with shirts, walking sticks and canes, fair trade carvings from Ecuador, miniature bird carvings, pewter shells, puzzles, jewelry, stuffed animals, and other unique items.
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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.
Place is 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 463-0685. (They’ll only call you back if there’s no room left).
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Speaking of songwriters, Ian of Fire of Court House (www.myspace.com/ianoffire) will be featured on 102.7’s Local Commotion radio show on July 9 from 8 to 9 p.m.
He’ll be live in the studio with Beej. His single “Disposable” will be played and another track “Messed Up” will make its debut.
Listen in and support local music.
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A Beef and Beer benefit for Mike Frame of Green Creek is set for July 8, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Grand Hotel in Cape May.
Mike, 46, was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.
He is the assistant chief of the Green Creek fire department and maintenance director at the Grand Hotel.
Beer and wine, an Italian buffet, a DJ and dancing, as well as door prizes and a Chinese auction will all be available.
Tickets are $20.
Call Anita or Karen at 884-5611.
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Jersey Cape Shell Club will meet at the Wetlands Institute on July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The topic will feature winged pearl oysters. Visitors are welcome to attend this free event.
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Avalon Manor Improvement Association, 581 Old Avalon Blvd., Avalon Manor will hold a Pancake Breakfast every Saturday, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., now through September.
$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 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 $40.
The Bus will leave the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m.
Contact Joe at 624-1110 for reservations.
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Cape May County Duplicate ACBL Bridge Club June 13 overall winners north/south: Mike Mueller/Ron Burczewski; Natalie Weintraub/Maxine Almanza; Barbara Streeter/Gloria Meschino; Joanne Cochrane/Sandy Burns; Sheila Sporkin-Edel/Ellie Maloney; Rose Lindenstruth/Wilma Greisman.
East/west: Tom Henderson/Carol Henderson; Dave Mcgrew/Edna Mcgrew; Ron Small/Marian Kiesewetter; Joyce Baruffi/Rita McElwee; Larry Allen/Al Jacobson; Bob Weber/Kay Waters.
June 15 overall winners north/south: Mike Mueller/Jim Moyer; Angela Lohmann/Jerry Mueller; Natalie Weintraub/Maria Crompton; Bob Grant/Bob Sannino.
East/west: Karen Sylvester/Joyce Baruffi; Edna Stevens/Fred Beisel; Carol Henderson/Tom Henderson; Edna Parker/Maxine Almanza.
Games are played in our Lady of the Angels Church Parish Hall, Mechanic Street and Garden State Parkway, Court House, all Mondays at 7 p.m. (except the second Monday, at which time they play Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.) and every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
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