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Upper 3.22.2006

By Rick Racela

The 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a sea of green, and parade participants weren’t the only ones wearing green.
Many viewers along the parade route were also showing their Irish spirit.
A post-parade celebration at Kix/McNutley’s included awards for all of the parade honorees and a performance by the Cape Atlantic Police & Fire Irish Pipe Brigade.
They also had a complimentary buffet of some traditional Irish fare, including soda bread, corn beef and cabbage, and potatoes.
Warm weather brought out a crowd of parade viewers, including friends of Mary Metzler.
She has an annual Irish celebration for friends at her home on the 78th block of Landis Avenue, which had a green line painted on the street for the parade.
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The Greater Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce sponsored its third Bagels at the Beach program at the Community Lodge on March 9.
The guest speaker was Public Works Director John Manganaro, who gave the members an update on improvements planned by his own department.
They include replacing the blue trash cans with new attractive ones with lids, new electronic water meters that will cut the cost of reading meters, and improving the area around Kennedy Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue.
Presently, the city’s water department is replacing water lines from 13th to 22nd Street of Landis Avenue in preparation for resurfacing of the roadway and shoulders by the county.
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The Cape May County Association of Realtors, Inc. announced its 2005 Circle of Excellence Winners.
The awards are based on total sales or listings and a minimum of units either sold or listed.
The criteria are: Platinum, $25 M, 30 units; Gold, $15 M, 25 units; Silver, $7.5 M, 20 units; and Bronze, $3 M, 15 units.
The following Realtors who were 2005 Circle of Excellence winners are:
Platinum-Barbara Boeshe, Frank Edwardi, Raymond Lombardi; Gold- Annamarie Germanio, Joseph McCann; Silver- Rosemary Tyszka; Bronze-Marcia Gesser, Ian Lazarus, William McGinn, Andrea Reu, Dave Sedlak, and David Schoenen.
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Sea Isle City PTA Cabin Fever Fundraiser is Saturday at Kix-McNutleys 63rd Street at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
There will be complimentary food and beverages, prizes, gifts, and live entertainment.
Price per person is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You must be 21 to attend.
PTA Officers are as follows: President Chris Zellers; Vice President Maria Crudele; Secretary Lisa Iannone; Treasurer Kelly Blum.
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Catholic Daughters, Court Our Lady of Mercy presents an Easter Concert, The Stations: The Passion of His Love on April 2.
Bus trip itinerary is the following: 12:30 p.m. depart from Sea Isle City Municipal Lot at the bottom of bridge, across from Lobster Loft.
At 1:45 p.m., arrive at the Commerce Bank Arts Center at Washington Township High School, Sewell.
At 2:30 p.m. reserved orchestra seats.
At 5 p.m. depart for SIC, arriving approximately 6 p.m.
Payment in full is due at time of booking, $35 per person. For more information call, 263-6974
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St Joseph’s announces the second annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 8, 1 p.m. for 4 years and under, 1:15 p.m. for 5 years old and up.
The Easter egg hunt will be held on the lawn next to the rectory. Bring your own basket.
In case of bad weather the hunt will take place in the Church basement.
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The Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Memorial Day Indoor Flea Market, Food Court & Auction will be held May 27 at the Center located at 138 85th Street. 
Table space is now available at $20 a table.  Reserve your table space now. 
Applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis. 
All proceeds benefit the Townsend’s Inlet Civic Center Restoration Fund.
For reservations and applications contact Louise Clemente at 263-3002.
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The Cape May County Library is delighted to announce the following programs being held this spring at the Sea Isle City Library located at 125 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Story Time for pre-school children, infants through five years old, is held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, April 4 and 11, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 
Story Time encourages a love of reading and enables social interaction with other children.
Evening Story Time is held on Wednesday, April 5 and May 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Evening Story Time is designed for children ages three through eight, but all family members are welcome.
Math Club for children from kindergarten through eighth grade is held from 6-7 p.m. on March 29, April 26 and May 31. 
Registration is not required. 
Math Club provides children the opportunity to understand and appreciate the many aspects of mathematics. 
Children will use number puzzles, problem solving, tangram games, logic puzzles, and math games to further develop math skills. 
Activities also include fun craft projects. For additional information please call 263-8485
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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 (609) 465-6159.

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