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Sea Isle 5.3.2006

By Rick Racela

Please note the correction on the Sea Isle City Beach Tag Office hours.
Beach Tag office is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seasonal beach tags purchased by May 15 are $12 and $15 after that date. Daily tags are $4 and weekly tags (Sunday to Saturday) are $8.
Joan Miles and Pat Allen, veteran beach tag employes, will be in charge of the office and the beach tag inspectors.
Applications for positions as beach tag inspectors are available at the beach tag office or city hall.
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As of May 15, dogs are prohibited from the beaches and promenade and parking meters will be effect.
The Mayor says that the city ordinances pertaining to these issues will be strictly enforced.
In addition, the Mayor advises motorists to obey parking meter regulations, especially parking overtime or in handicapped parking spaces.
The 15 minute grace period for parking meters, a program inaugurated by the Tourism Commission twelve years ago, will continue this summer.
Instead of a ticket, the owner of a car with meter that has expired will get a 15 minute warning to move the car or insert more money in the meter.
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Some reminders: The Ecumenical Prayer Service to honor all public servants will be tomorrow at St. Joseph Church at 7 p.m.
And Sea Isle Garden Club meeting will be held tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. in the Community Lodge, JFK Boulevard and Park Road. 
The Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance (CMCASA) will hold its first annual “Paws on the Promenade” fundraiser for CMCASA on Saturday, in Sea Isle City from noon to 2 p.m. at Kennedy Boulevard and the promenade.
For registration forms and info call 609-628-4553.
Mayor Leonard Desiderio was selected to head the parade by the CMCASA, sponsor of the parade.
Joining Desiderio and his dog, Junior, as celebrity participants will be Dan Skeldon and his rescue dog, Bailey. Skeldon is Channel 40’s weatherman.
Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Freeholder Ralph Bakley, and Captain Scott Shields, beach Search & Rescue Team, will also be attending.
Added to the list of celebrities will be Jill Horner, former Miss New Jersey and television hostess of Comcast Newsmakers on CNN Headliners. Horner is bringing her poodle to the event.
Another addition is Jim Yester, original lead singer of The Association.
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Boy Scout Troop 76 will hold its Annual All Italian Hoagie Sale on May 6, at the firehouse Kennedy Boulevard and Cini Street from, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hoagies are $5 and may be ordered from any member of the Boy Scout troop. Orders must be received by April 24. There will be no delivery.
Orders may be made by calling 827-6310. However, it’s better to order from individual Scouts because they get credit to purchase anything they need for the trip.
Troop 76 will also participate in a scuba diving training session on May 4 at the Ocean City pool 18th and Simpson Streets. Certified divers will be the instructors.
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Avalon Recreation Department’s next Big Band Dance will be Al Raymond Combo on Saturday at the Avalon Community Hall on 30th and Avalon Avenue from 8:30 – 11 p.m.
For reservations, call 967-3066.
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The first annual “Friends of VIM” Beef ‘N Beer will be held on Friday, May 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Windrift Hotel at 80th Street and the Beach in Avalon.
To purchase tickets, to donate to Friends of Vim, and/or to donate a door prize, please contact either Marcy Lefevre at 368-6787, Micki Goldberg at 463-3529, or Stu Hartman at 675-0472.
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The Beachcombing Guides will hold their annual Turtle Party on May 19, at the Community Lodge, Kennedy Boulevard and Park Road.
Tickets are $15 per person and include a catered dinner by Valerie’s Place, door prizes, dancing to music by Frank Brad, and lots of fun.
The event benefits the very popular Beachcombing Program, which every summer takes approximately 2000 children and adults on educational fun-filled tours of the beach.
The Beachcomber Guides are a dedicated group of volunteers who freely give of their time to point out to visitors and local residents the natural wonders found at the Jersey Shore and the importance of protecting the delicate balance of the environment.
Because of the limited accommodations at the Community Lodge, order your tickets early. Tickets are available from Beachcomber Guides or by calling, 263-9643.
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The Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Memorial Day Indoor Sidewalk Sale & Food Court, featuring Busch’s Award winning She Crab Soup and auction, will be held May 27 at the Center, 138 85th Street. 
For reservations and applications contact Louise Clemente at 263-3002.
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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 (609) 465-6159.

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