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Spring Karaoke at Monterey, April 2014

Now that partygoers at Monterey have experienced the heady thrill of karaoke at least once a year, those who have even a slight bent toward performing behind a microphone all showed up for the final pop at stardom on this season's social calendar. With no song sheets to go by, groups at the tables were […]

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The Great Duck Race – 2014

  At exactly two p.m. on a perfect March afternoon at Monterey, almost two hundred little yellow ducks were dumped into the Number Four pond to begin their race to the bridge, while a soft persistent breeze created tiny waves on the surface. The ducks were weighted to remain upright and each had a number […]

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Bocce Madness at Monterey – 2014

What started in January, 2007 as a pleasant way for men to fill their time on Wednesdays while the women were occupying the golf course, is now a full-blown extravaganza at Monterey.  Bocce for women began  in 2009, two years after the men's teams were organized, and amazingly there was enough interest to fill both […]

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St. Patrick’s Day at Monterey – 2014

Green definitely dominated at Monterey's dinner party on St. Patrick's Day. Patrons arrived in full regalia, with plenty of  beaded necklaces and ties printed with shamrocks.  Joe Canney kept the Irish music coming as background during the social hour.  Who but the Irish can boast a bulging collection of familiar sad and happy songs describing […]

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New Years Eve at Monterey

Times Square had nothing on Monterey in its display of anticipation for the new year's arrival. Even at the seven p.m. starting time, a crowd of party-goers was assembled and ready to hang on for the long haul. There were plenty of hats and horns to go round and lots of dancing to an eclectic […]

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Hope Rural School comes to Monterey

The door of the school bus opened, and nineteen carolers filed into our Yacht Club on the morning of December 5 to great anticipation of over a hundred residents of Monterey, a custom  for many years now. The Hope Rural School of Indiantown annually sends their kindergarteners to entertain us with song. Dressed in capes, […]