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Seven Mile 3.15.2006

By Rick Racela

The students at the Stone Harbor Elementary School celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2 by participating in the Seuss Olympics.
The afternoon was filled with ten relay races and quizzes based on ten different books of Dr. Seuss.
All of the participants were winners and were awarded “Gold Medals” by Principal David Rauenzahn.
The events were planned and conducted by Debra Morland, Roberta Dean, Kathy Schoenberger, Julie Foster, Karen Steele and Paul Dal Santo.
Special thanks go out to the “Community Cheerleaders” for each of the five teams:
Marge Corson representing the ROA; Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters; Rev. Glenn Schoenberger; John Atwood, president of the Stone Harbor School Board; and Stone Harbor Police Officer Dan Mulraney.
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Three women recently celebrated their 90th birthdays at the First United Methodist Church of Avalon.
They were honored in a special birthday celebration after worship on Feb. 26.
They all became 90 years of age within weeks of each other.
Two of them, Agnes Robinson and Helen Wentzel, are long time members of the Avalon Church.
The third is the pastor’s mother, Vivian Schmeling.
Congratulations to all three on this milestone of longevity.
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Stone Harbor Book Club meets tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in the library of the Stone Harbor Elementary School to review “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
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Learn the secrets of some well-known chefs from local restaurants, beginning Thursday, at the Wetlands Institute.
All classes begin at 6 p.m. and the cost is $22 per class for members, $25 for nonmembers.
Scheduled chefs include: Chef Al Garret of Stone Harbor Yacht Club on March 16, Karen of Karen and Rei’s on March 22, and Chef Chris Anderson from the Stone Harbor Golf Club on March 30.
Call the Wetlands Institute 368-1211 to reserve your spot.
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The American Legion’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance is Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Stone Harbor American Legion Post 331, 117th Street and Second Avenue.
The food will be Irish (of course) and so will the music by Frank Brad.
Tickets are $25 and you can call Emma at 368-2967 for more information.
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The Garden Club of Stone Harbor has been awarded “Honorable Mention” for their entry in the 2006 Philadelphia Flower Show.
This is quite an accomplishment for a first-time entry.
The theme of the Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was “Enchanted Spring: A Tribute to Mother Nature.”
The garden club’s entry was a hanging basket and a window box for a welcoming doorway to a home.
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The Stone Harbor Republican Club will meet on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Firehouse Meeting Room, Second Avenue and 96th Street.
The candidates for the upcoming Primary Election will be present to request the support of the club.
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The Avalon Free Public Library is hosting a new “PC User’s Group” starting March 20 at 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library at 32nd Street and Ocean Drive.
Come find solutions to your frustrating computer problems and share tips with others.
Persons with all levels of computer experience are welcome.
Call the library to register or for more information at 967-7155.
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The Avalon Garden Club Men’s Breakfast will be held on March 21 at 9 a.m. in Avalon Community Hall.
Please call Catherine D’Imperio at 967-1646 or Sara McCabe at 967-4131 if you plan to attend.
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The Avalon Museum will present “Paradise Lost” on March 25 at 6 p.m.
Have a delicious buffet dinner then enjoy an interesting program with Rachel Rodgers, Curator/Director of the Cape May County Historical Museum.
Rachel will present a program of places and buildings of Cape May County from times that few of us still remember, a real paradise lost.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the Museum or Sturdy Savings Bank’s Avalon branch.
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Stone Harbor Seniors’ “Fun Days” take place each Wednesday.
They have temporarily re-located to the Fire House Meeting Room at 96th Street and Second Avenue.
Bridge and bingo begin at 1 p.m. Come out and join in the fun.
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If you operate a boat, you should be aware of the new Boater Education and Safety Law in New Jersey.
The law requires that you complete a Boat Safety Course.
The requirements vary with your age.
If you were born after 1978, you must take the course immediately.
Coast Guard Flotilla 83 is providing the required instruction in our area.
For more information on the requirements and the Boat Safety Course you should contact one of the following course instructors: Vince Kipp at 886-6243, Dan Murray at 465-4020, or Frank Heise at 368-4621.
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The Avalon Links Restaurant will be the site of the next Stone Harbor Seniors Luncheon at noon on April 5.
Entrée choices are hot roast pork or chicken Caesar salad. The cost is only $15.
Send your choice and check to P.O. Box 44, Stone Harbor.
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Reserve your space now for the Stone Harbor Community Yard Sale, sponsored by the Stone Harbor Garden Club.
The yard sale will take place on May 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., (rain date, May 21) in the Women’s Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street and First Avenue.
Call 967-7436 to reserve your 8’x8′ space. You will provide your own table.
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Movies on the Marsh, the Wetlands Institute’s film festival, will present “March of the Penguins” on March 25.
Showtime is 1 to 3 p.m., free with admission.
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Enjoy a trip to Barnegat Light and the Noyes Museum of Art with the Wetlands Institute’s Road Scholars Friday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day begins with a tour of “Old Barney” shining over the wetlands of Barnegat Bay.
Then it’s off to the Noyes Museum for “Through the Lens: Sculptures and Paintings from the Permanent Collection.”
The cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Lunch is not included.
Call the Wetlands at 368-1211 by April 5 for reservations.
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The Avalon Senior Center welcomes 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 activities.
The next monthly cooking class is March 20 at 1 p.m. Please call to sign-up.
Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. is Open Art Workshop.
The puzzle club, “Piece Time,” meets on the third and fourth Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Spanish classes 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 on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and beginner classes on Fridays at 9:15 a.m.
The last bingo games will be played today and March 29.
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Tracking the progress of our regularly scheduled boards and councils: March 21, Stone Harbor Council meets at 4:30 p.m.

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