Jen Marra / Ocean City High School Class of 2013 graduates at Carey Stadium Wednesday, June 19.
OCEAN CITY — The 313 students in Ocean City High School’s class of 2013 took their last steps as Red Raiders as they accepted their diplomas during the graduation ceremony Wednesday, June 19 on Carey Field.
Power in purple, Roxie McVeigh of Linwood is a five-year survivor, Barbara McDonnell of Atlantic City is a 10-year survivor as is Barbara Hood of Linwood and Mary Roche of Galloway is still waging her battle. The women said they were happy to be a part of the Relay for Life.
LINWOOD - The weather didn’t want to cooperate but it didn’t seem to matter; people came from all over to be a part of the Relay for Life held at Mainland Regional High School Friday, June 14. The event celebrated life and the tenacity of the everyday heroes all around us who have battled and continue to fight cancer. Schools and other groups have been raising money for the relay in advance of the event for months and organizer Christine Sands Bennett announced that before the first person walked on the track Friday the volunteer effort had already raised more than $80,000 for cancer research. The crowd roared its approval on the success of the event.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 03:16 pm R.J. Liberatore Jr.
The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting warmer than normal temperatures for much of the northern United States through the first week of July.
If you hate unseasonably cool and wet weather, you just might be in luck.
After watching an unusually wet and cool start for Southern New Jersey durign the first half of June, weather forecasters now say summer will come back with a vengeance during the final two weeks of the month. How far into the 90s will daily high temperatures go?
Medical marijuana 'school' teaches business entrepreneurship and cultivation tips
To respond to the growth in states with laws allowing medical marijuana, schools educating entrepreneurs on the ways to cultivate and run a budding business have been cropping up around the county and the first one just announced its arrival in New Jersey.
Members of the Jersey Shore Parrot Head Club got a good spot for the show. From left are Kate Newcomer of Brigantine, Steve Petrozza of Glassboro, Lynne Dubler of Stone Harbor, Lisa Westog of Ocean City, Lance and Kathy Landgraf of Ventnor and Beth Zoller of Ocean City.
ATLANTIC CITY - "Build it and I will come," Jimmy Buffett told the 75,000 people who flocked to the beach for a free concert hosted by Resorts Casino Hotel Saturday, June 15.
Andy Grammar opened Salt & Sand Fest at 1 p.m on LandShark Beach at North Carolina Avenue while the crowd stretched to Steel Pier from the boardwalk to the ocean and beyond, where boats were anchored in the surf.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A bluegrass music festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 in Egg Harbor Township which organizers said honors the love of music of a former Egg Harbor Township High School graduate and raises money for the memorial scholarship named after her.
The Billiejo Turnure Bennett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 in honor of Billiejo, a 1986 graduate of the Egg Harbor Township High School where she excelled in the fine performing arts, according to her sister Kellie Chambers.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - While handing out scholarship funds to deserving students is always a treat in itself, one of the presenters during Egg Harbor Township High School Senior Awards Night added a bit more pomp and cirumstance to their presentation. As the Atlantic City Firefighters Sand Pipers Pipes and Drums Band was announced, they marched down the aisles of the school's Performing Arts Center playing a full song before proceeding with their scholarship award. Read more below:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 04:51 pm R.J. Liberatore Jr.
ABSECON _ The city’s Roman Catholic Church has devoted its annual spirituality program to explore the life and focus of its patron saint at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 26.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church is hosting the evening event to focus on the life and spiritual journey of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and how her life “provides guidance and innovation for each of us as we walk our own spiritual journey and relate to our Loving God,” said Frank Blee, church spokesperson.
Also charged with assault on police officer and other charges
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - An Egg Harbor Township woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault in connection with an assault on an infant yesterday afternoon, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Tuesday, June 18, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Egg Harbor Township Police responded to a residence on the 5000 block of Ridge Avenue in regard to reports of a woman assaulting a child outside a home to find Tatiana Vorobev, 29, outside of the residence unclothed.
Prior to police arrival, a motorist driving by observed Vorobev striking the child, a 17-day-old baby girl, and stopped to intervene. The motorist was able to remove the baby from Vorobev and secure her until police arrived.
Bethany Hamilton, center, poses with the Heritage staff Tuesday before the signing begins.
OCEAN CITY — Under dark skies, umbrellas in tow, a line of mostly young girls and their parents formed around the block Tuesday for a chance to meet professional surfer Bethany Hamilton at Heritage Surf and Sport in Ocean City. Just as the doors opened, the rain let loose, but that didn’t deter the crowd.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 08:11 pm R.J. Liberatore Jr.
The heavy rains that plagued most of Southern New Jersey through the afternoon hours of Tuesday, June 16 have begun to level off and pull out to sea, according to current National Weather Service radar.
While Atlantic, Ocean, Monmouth, and Hudson counties received preliminary work maps, replacing the advisory base flood elevation maps, Monday, June 17 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, there is still no word on when Cape May County’s new maps will be released.
These new maps reflect a more precise modeling analysis of current flood hazards, including wave analysis, and a more detailed study of other specific conditions that could affect flood risk.