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Seven Mile 2/15/2006

By Rick Racela

Principal’s Honor Roll: Kait-lyn Harrison, Elizabeth Slocum, Max Sorensen.
First Honors; Alexa Deegan, Erick Ely, Andrew Hoy, Kelsey Reardon, John Ruskey, Olivia Slocum, Josh Ot-ton, Kyle Stan-ford, Matt Ac-cardi, Kelsey Hand, Daniel Hoy, Clayton White.
Second Honors; Ashley Tice, Brenden Bridgeman, Michael Reardon, Dylan Young. Con-gratulations!
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St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church will offer a noon-time lunch and movie on Thursday in the new Parish Hall at 100th Street and Third a Avenue.
The movie will be “Cheaper By The Dozen.”
Soup, sandwich and dessert will be provided for just $6.
Call Dot Bevan at 368-1634 to make your reserva-tion.
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The deadline for the March issue of the ASCO Sentinel is Feb. 17.
Please send your news to Skip Gla-due, 123 St. Geor-ges Dr., Smith-ville 08205, or email skip-gladu@comcast.net.
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“Movies on the Marsh” is the Wet-lands Institute’s own film festival.
After a documen-tary or animated film, meet some of the animals from the County Zoo or the Wetlands own aquarium on Satur-days in February.
Movie time is 1 to 3 p.m.
On Feb. 18, “Madagascar” and on Feb. 25, “Blue Planet 5 and 6: Tidal Seas and Coasts.”
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The Avalon Walk-ing Club, formerly known as “Sandy Sneakers” will be walking to the Sea Isle boardwalk to observe the Plunge In The Ocean on Feb. 18.
They will begin at the Sea Isle Acme parking lot, meeting there at 1 p.m.
New members from all area communi-ties are welcome.
Activities are not limited to Avalon.
Please call 967-8399 for more in-formation.
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The Health Min-istry program at Our Saviour Lu-theran Church, 93rd Street and Third Avenue, will hold its Fourth Annual Women’s Breakfast and Pro-gram on, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
“Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep,” a program on the common causes of sleep disorders and strategies to en-hance a restful nighttime sleep and reduce “sleep deprived” days will be presented by Dianne Moore, RN, MSN.
All women are invited to this free event. Please call 368-3031 for more information.
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Lunch and learn series at the Wet-lands Institute occurs on Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bring your lunch; coffee and dessert will be provided along with a different speaker each week.
Here is the schedule for the rest of this month:
Feb. 21, Totem Poles, Douglas Jewell, Timber Lane Totem Poles. Feb. 28, A Greener Home, Green Street Market.
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Stone Harbor Seniors’ “Fun Days” take place each Wednesday.
They have tempo-rarily re-located to the Fire House Meeting Room at 96th Street and Second Avenue.
Bridge and bingo begin at 1:30 p.m.
Come out and join in the fun.
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The Seven Mile Beach Democratic Club will meet Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeannette Glazier Senior Center, 3100 Dune Drive.
The club will discuss community issues.
The meeting is open to residents of Avalon and Stone Harbor, re-gardless of po-litical affilia-tion.
For information, call 967-4877 or 368-4469, or write to 7MBDC, P.O. BOX 212, Avalon.
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A Mardi Gras party for all ages will be held in the new Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 100th Street and Third Avenue, on Feb. 25, at 6 p.m.
Food and enter-tainment will be provided. Tickets in advance or at the door: $15 for adults and $5 for children.
Call the rectory for more informa-tion, 368-3091.
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Stone Harbor Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the library of the Stone Harbor Ele-mentary School to review a book.
Club members will be reviewing “The Curious Inci-dent of the Dog in the Night-Time” on Feb. 16. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Niffeneger, will be read for March.
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Join Barbara Solem-Stull, au-thor of “Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens,” when she talks about the towns that rose up and vanished around the glass facto-ries, paper mills and cranberry bogs of the Pinelands at a covered dish dinner at the Wet-lands Institute, Feb. 24, 6 p.m.
Cost is $5 for members, $10. Bring a main course, dessert or salad to share with at least eight people.
For reservations by Feb. 23, call 609-368-1211. 
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The Avalon Sen-ior Center wel-comes all seniors from Avalon, Sea Isle and Stone Harbor.
Sue Keen, 967-5924, can answer any questions you may have about their activities or events.
Here are a few of the many ac-tivities.
The next monthly cooking class by Natalie Bailey is Feb. 27 at 1 p.m.
There will be a “surprise chef” for this class. Please call to sign-up.
The Senior Cen-ter has added a puzzle club, “Piece Time”.
They meet and wok together on the third and fourth Tuesdays at 2 p.m. As each puzzle is com-pleted it will be laminated.
Those people who complete the puz-zle will the pre-sent it to the organization or group that is de-picted in the puz-zle.
Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. there is an Open Art Work-shop, open to adults all ages, were you might paint or sketch, or bring your own art project, and work along with others.
Spanish classes are taught by Jeanne Sykes. They are held every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
There is an open Bridge game every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Intermediate bridge classes are held Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Beginner classes continue on Fri-days at 9:15 a.m.
Register by calling Theresa Montgomery at 967-7002, or Sandy Burns at 368-1979.
Bingo is played every other Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. regular Bingo will be Feb. 22, Mar. 15 and 29.
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Kindergarten registration for Stone Harbor and Avalon children will be on Mar. 6 at the Stone Har-bor Elementary School, 275 93rd Street, Stone Har-bor.
Please call Mrs. Neary, the school secretary, at 368-4413 to schedule your appointment.
On March 13 at 1:50 p.m. parents are invited to meet in the kin-dergarten class-room with Mrs. Dean to discuss the goals and ob-jectives of the kindergarten pro-gram.
Parents are en-couraged not to bring their chil-dren to this meet-ing.
A kindergarten visitation period for both parent and child will be scheduled for May 8 from 9:15 – 10 a.m.
Parents are also encouraged to pick up registration forms prior to registration to help speed the registration proc-ess on March 6.
Requirements for registration are as follows: A child must have reached or will reach his/her fifth birthday by Oct. 1.
Parents must display proof of age with birth or baptismal certifi-cates, Parents must present proof of complete immu-nization record signed by a physi-cian or advanced practice nurse.
Pre-registration forms are avail-able at either Stone Harbor or Avalon Elementary Schools.
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Tracking the progress of our regularly sched-uled boards and councils:
Tonight, Avalon School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the school multi-purpose room.
Feb. 21, Stone Harbor Council meets at 4:30 p.m.

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