Ocean City community news, edition of May 21, 2014

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Surf team benefit planned Saturday

The Ocean City High School Surfing Team will hold a yard sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Intermediate School, 18th Street and Bay Avenue, on Saturday, May 31. Funds raised will help send the team to the National Scholastic Championships in California. The High School Team has won 23 of the past 25 Northeast Championships.

Democrat Club Meeting

The Ocean City Democrat Club will meet on Wednesday, June 4, at the Ocean City Library, 1835 Simpson Ave.  The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. in Room N111.  All are welcome.  Contact club President Bob Barr at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

4th Ward meeting June 7

Councilman Peter Guinosso will host a 4th Ward meeting on Saturday, June 7, at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Social Hall, 40th Street and Central Avenue.  All are welcome, according to organizers. 

For more information contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 398-2560.

Dog of the year applications available

Applications are available for the Dog of the Year Contest, sponsored by the Ocean City Dog Park, at City Hall Information Center, ground floor, open seven days a week from 9a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 484-680-4469 for information.  

Mullineaux: Swim in front of lifeguards

OCEAN CITY — Bathers should always swim in front of a lifeguard, Tom Mullineaux, the operations chief for the Ocean City Beach patrol, said at the most recent City Council meeting.

But if someone decides to swim when the guards are not available, he said they should take a close look at the ocean to watch for possible rip currents, visible in the way the water moves.

“There’s an old lifeguard saying that goes, when in doubt, don’t go out,” he said.

Beaches are guarded from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The Department of Fire and Rescue Services recently announced that from Saturday May 31, through Friday, June 6, the Ocean City Beach Patrol will guard the following beaches:  Stenton Place, St. Charles Place, Brighton Place, 8th Street, 9th Street, 10th Street, 11th Street, 12th Street, 14th Street, 26th Street, 34th Street, 44th Street and 58th Street.

Elizabeth Richardson of Ocean City graduates from University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Elizabeth Richardson of Ocean City graduated Magna Cum Laude with a juris doctor degree from University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in a commencement ceremony held on May 10.

While at Brandeis, Richardson contributed to the Journal of Law and Education, Education Law and Policy Society, Women's Law Caucus and Just Solutions Mediation Program. She had two journal articles published.

Richardson will join Lynch, Cox, Gilman and Goodman PSC in Louisville, Ky.

A 2011graduate of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. and a 2007 graduate of Ocean City High School, Richardson is the daughter of Ann and Frank Richardson of Ocean City.

Pageant seeks contestants

OCEAN CITY — The Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant is seeking contestants. 

The pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, on the Music Pier.  More than $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded.

Eligible contestants must be female and between the ages of 16 and 22 as of Aug. 2 who attends or has graduated from Ocean City High School or whose parents own property in Ocean City or a sending district to Ocean City High School (which includes Sea Isle City and Upper Township) that is her legal residence, according to organizers.  Contestants will be judged in Evening Gown, Swimsuit, Talent and Interview.  To get an application or for more information contact contestant coordinator Andrea Paul at 609-398-3905 or 609-231-7400; executive director Maribeth Neall at 609-369-0293 or pick up an application from Kathy Sykes or Peggy Doyle at the Ocean City High School.  Applications can also be downloaded at www.ocexchangeclub.org .  

Deadline for applications is July 7.

Lineup announced for summer music series

The schedule for the City’s Monday Night Concert Series has been released.

Tickets will go on sale at the City’s Music Pier Box Office on Saturday, May 24 at 9 a.m. (cash and check only) or are available now at Ticketmaster.com  (fees apply).

On June 30 it’s “Get The Led Out” with a tribute to Led Zeppelin $35; on July 7 it’s “Zappa Plays Zappa”  with Zappa’s son Dweezil following in his father’s footsteps, $35 ; on July 14 it’s the David Bromberg Quintet, $35; on July 21 it’s the Bacon Brothers with TV and movie star Kevin Bacon, $35; on July 28, The Machine perform Pink Floyd, $35; on Aug. 4 it’s G. Love and Special Sauce, $35; on Aug. 11 the Indigo Girls perform, $37.

All shows begin 7:30 p.m. For more information see www.ocnj.us  or call 609-525-9300 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Ocean City beach tags on sale

2014 Ocean City beach tags are on sale at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway, the Henry S. Knight Building, 115 12th St. and City Hall, 861 Asbury for $20. See www.ocnj.us for more information.

$5 Zumba

There will be $5 Zumba classes at the Ocean City Arts Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-10 a.m. For more information, call 609-390-3289.

Al-anon support group

Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon meetings. The Marmora Al-Anon meeting is held 8 p.m. every Thursday at Church of the Resurrection, 200 West Tuckahoe Road in Marmora.

Need a ride to a VA health facility?

The Cape May County Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 44 can help. The Cape May County Veterans Volunteer Transportation System arranges to drive veterans to their doctor appointments. This free service for southern New Jersey veterans operates Monday-Thursday, depending on availability of drivers. A veteran must call 609-886-8383 at least one week prior to the day transportation is needed. Drivers leave out of D.A.V. Post 44, 1010 Bayshore Road in Del Haven or another approved pick-up point. To volunteer to drive the van, contact Spyros Spyropoulos at 609-602-9031.

Animal Alliance membership drive

The Animal Alliance of Cape May County is holding a membership drive to help defray cost associated with running its clinic. Annual dues for individual members are $10. Animal Alliance is a charitable, all-volunteer organization and annual membership dues and all other contributions are tax deductible. To become a member or to donate, send payment to Animal Alliance of Cape May County, P.O. Box 172, Cape May, 08204. Membership cards will be sent via email unless otherwise requested. To volunteer, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 609-465-6388.

Gently used books needed

The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library seek donations of gently used books. They request no water or storm damaged books, magazines and textbooks. Those interested may drop books off at the circulation desk of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. 

Breakfast at the American Legion

On the first and third Sunday of each month, the American Legion Post 524, 3304 Bay Ave., will host a breakfast with eggs, potatoes, pancakes, sausage, biscuits, milk, juice and coffee 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

VFW Post 6650 breakfast

Ocean City VFW Post 6650 serves a breakfast, open to the public, every second and fourth Sunday of the month 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the post, Bay Avenue and 15th Street. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, creamed beef with warm biscuits, a choice of two breakfast meats, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea. These breakfasts are conducted as a fundraiser for the post and veterans initiatives. Walk-ins welcome. Call 609-391-8660.

Poetry group meets

The “For Better or Verse” poetry group meets every second Wednesday of the month 2 p.m. at the Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. For more information, call 399-4354.

Open mic night

The Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue, and the Ocean City Repertory Theater present an open mic night 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in library meeting room N116. The program is hosted by singer/songwriters Josh Wise and Robyn Rosenthal who will kick off the evening. Come to perform or just listen and relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea and refreshments. There will be a sign up sheet at the door and performers are scheduled on a first-come, first-play basis (10 minutes). Call 609-399-2434, ext. 5238 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers meet Thursday

The South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers meets 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave. in Ocean City. The SJCFAs, formed to promote fly fishing in Southern New Jersey, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in February. For more information call Joe Gerace at 609-646-5962 or see www.southjerseycoastalflyanglers.com .

Library Board of Trustees

Library Board of Trustees meets 4:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month. All meeting dates are open to the public. All meetings are to be held at the Library conference meeting room at 1735 Simpson Ave.

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