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Sea Isle 5.31.2006

By Rick Racela

The South End Neighborhood Association of Sea Isle City (SENA) seeks all Townsend’s Inlet residents to support the T.I. Civic Center located at 85th Street, in their endeavor to renovate their facilities.
Please send $5 annual membership dues or donations to: 25 72nd Street, payable to T.I. Improvement Association, Treasurer, V. McCaffrey.
SENA has sent a contribution to T.I. in support of their remodeling program. SENA, during 2006, will continue to represent you in all community activities and meetings.
They will also maintain the planting of eight flower tubs at the entrance to the dunes on each street. They request any residents to water and add to entranceways. As they have in the past, SENA will also provide funds for plants to beautify the T.I. Waterfront Park.
If you have any suggestions for improvement, please call 263-4911.
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Additional volunteer guides are needed for Sea Isle’s popular Beachcombing program, now celebrating its 18th year.
The Beachcombing program, which is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission, increases public awareness of the treasure that is the seashore environment and of the need to preserve it for future generations.
Anyone interested in becoming a guide may call 263-9643 for additional information. Guides select either Tuesdays or Thursdays form 10 to 11 a.m. to volunteer.
New guides are trained by veteran guides and get the satisfaction of making a difference in the important goal of protecting education about the sensitive seashore environment.
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The Cape May County Utilities Authority announces Clean Sweep Day. Tomorrow bulk trash will be accepted at no cost by the city.
The citywide bulk trash pickup is for appliances, bedding, furniture, etc. No carpeting, padding, construction material, hazardous waste, or entire housefuls of furniture and appliances will be picked up.
The amount of bulk trash is limited to 500 pounds or one and a half cubic feet. Although it is a violation to place trash at curb for pickup earlier than 6:30 p.m. of the day previous to scheduled trash collection days, to accommodate owners who are down only on weekends, bulk trash may be placed early for collection tomorrow without a violation notice.
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At its annual June dinner to be held at Busch’s Restaurant on Friday, the Sea Isle City Greater Chamber of Commerce will honor a special family who has owned a business or businesses and supported the Chamber over the years.
Recent winners of the awards include the Romano, Braca, and Busch families.
In addition, Chamber President Dustin Laricks will announce the recipients of scholarships and will introduce four new board members, who will be inducted into office.
Anyone interested in attending the dinner, may call 263-9090. The cost is $40.
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The Big Band Dance at Avalon Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue, is Saturday.
John Clark Dance Band will entertain from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, and doors open at 8 p.m. For reservations call 609-967-3066
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Messiah Lutheran Church’s Sunday Worship Services are now being held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 301 41st Street in Sea Isle City. Everyone is welcome to the Sunday Service, which starts at 10:30 a.m.
The Church appreciates the VFW’s invitation to hold worship services in the building while they begin planning their new church on Route 9 in Dennis Township.
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The mass schedule for St. Joseph Church effective May 28 is the following: Saturday night in the church at 5 p.m. and in the auditorium at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the church and the auditorium at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Starting June 18 and through Sept. 3 additional Sunday morning Masses will be held in the T.I Civic Center at 8, 9, 10, and 11 a.m.
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The churches of Sea Isle City are excited to announce Vacation Bible School for children age five to 12. This non-denominational program will run from Aug. 7 -11 in St. Joseph’s Hall at 44th Street and Central Avenue.
Through the “Time-Stone Travelers” program, kids will learn about living for Jesus in five different Discovery sites. For more information and registration, please call 263-3353 or visit www.SeaIsleUMC.org.
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The Cape May County Library is excited to offer Independent Math Club this summer at all branches of the library. 
Independent Math Club is designed to reinforce math skills on an individual basis.
Registration is required and begins tomorrow and continues until July 3. 
Kids can register in person at the Cape May Court House Library or by calling 463-6350. 
This program is open to kids who will enter kindergarten through eighth grade this fall. Each Monday members receive a new, individual packet of material to be completed.
For each activity completed, a sticker will be awarded. Upon receiving 12 stickers, participants can choose a special prize.
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Grab your walking shoes or running shoes because the fifth annual Heart Walk and Run is Saturday.
The event is cosponsored by the city and Chapter 710 of AARP to benefit the American Heart Association. There will be a 5K Run followed by a Fun Walk for all ages.
Registration will be held at Kennedy Boulevard and the Promenade at 9:30 a.m. The 5K Run will take off at 10 a.m. followed by the Fun Walk (one, two, or three miles).
There is a registration fee of $20 for adults, but children under 12 will be free. Babies in strollers, bikers, skaters, and skateboarders are invited to join the walkers.
Heart tee shirts provided by Mayor Leonard Desiderio and water bottles and bagels donated by local businesses will be given to participants while supplies last.
The top three men and women finishers in the 5K Run will receive medals.
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Sea Isle City’s Town Watch/Town Pride organization will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Community Lodge on JFK Boulevard. Guest speakers will include Mayor Leonard Desiderio and Chief William Kennedy.
All members of the public are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to voice your opinions and ask your questions in an interactive session.
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Deadline for the column is Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the following Wednesday’s printed column.
Email any events or news to volpeseaislecity@comcast.net or fax at 465-6159.

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