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Sources: Jim Gillian dead at 57

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:33 pm

Jim Gillian Jim Gillian Jim Gillian, the former owner of Gillian’s Island Waterpark and the brother of Mayor Jay Gillian, died today, Wednesday, April 16, several sources confirmed.

He was 57.

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Silly in the spring

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:22 pm

 Lauren Metz of North Wildwood creates a mermaid themed wagon for her basset hound Casey, 16, for the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, in Ocean City. Lauren Metz of North Wildwood creates a mermaid themed wagon for her basset hound Casey, 16, for the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, in Ocean City.

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No City Council workshop this week

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:13 pm

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City has announced that a scheduled workshop City Council meeting set for Thursday, April 17, has been cancelled. 

 

Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:05 am

Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians  Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

OCEAN CITY — A wooden billboard recently donated to the Ocean City Historical Museum is generating more questions than answers, and the museum staff is on a mission to solve the puzzle. 

The sign, created at the behest of former Mayor Nathaniel C. Smith more than 50 years ago, was carefully preserved at the 46th Street Firehouse. The facility served as the city’s paint shop during Smith’s tenure, from 1959 to 1963. Firefighters recently uncovered the sign and took it to the museum.

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29th Street playground in Ocean City to honor child killed at Sandy Hook

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Nearly a year in the making, construction of a new playground next to the Firehouse at 29th Street and West Avenue will begin on May 15.

The playground is courtesy of the Sandy Ground Project, whose mission is two-fold; to rebuild playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012 and create a memorial to the 26 teachers and children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. shortly thereafter.

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Firefighters, SWAT teams training at Christian Brothers building

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Firefighters, SWAT teams training at Christian Brothers building	Firefighters, SWAT teams training at Christian Brothers building  OCEAN CITY — After serving the De La Salle Christian Brothers for more than a century, an oceanfront landmark at 31st Street will be demolished in the coming weeks.

Until then, the structure, known as Ocean Rest Educational Center, has one more mission.

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Rotary cleans up Ocean Drive

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 09:15 pm

 Members of the Rotary Club of Ocean City/Upper Township participated in their annual road clean up of Ocean Drive Members of the Rotary Club of Ocean City/Upper Township participated in their annual road clean up of Ocean Drive  Members of the Rotary Club of Ocean City/Upper Township participated in their annual road clean up of Ocean Drive between Ocean City and Strathmere on Saturday, April 12. Pictured here are Tom Shaiko, club president Todd Bower, Sallie Godfrey, Bob Duzs and Larry Deming.

 

10 firearms seized after Ocean City standoff

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 05:07 pm

An armed man surrendered in Ocean City this morning after a standoff of about an hour, according to police.

The Cape May County SWAT team, the county hostage negotiations team and officers with the county prosecutor’s office joined Ocean City Police surrounding a property in the 200 block of Bay Avenue on Tuesday morning, after a man allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a handgun.

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Cricket Frank honored at working women event

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 15, 2014 03:00 pm

 OCEAN CITY — Cricket Frank was a college co-ed when she came to Ocean City with a friend, on a whim, to catch her first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Rochester, NY native fell in love with both the seashore and a handsome young man named Tony Frank. The visit changed her life in ways she could not have imagined.

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Vans Custom Culture art competition

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:30 pm

Vans Custom Culture art competition  Ocean City High School students participated in the Van's Custom Culture art competition. Four entries were selected and are now on their way to California. If the school's entries are selected in the top 50, the community will have an opportunity to help the school's art program win a $50,000 top prize. From left, Ryan Givens, Katie Leadvetter, Carly Roeck and Dan Loggi pose with their designs.  OCEAN CITY — Carly Roeck has never been surfing, but she loves the surf culture. So when it came time to custom design a pair of sneakers for a national competition, she knew exactly what she wanted to paint.  

Roeck, an Ocean City High School senior, was one of four students at the school whose vibrant designs were selected to compete in the Van’s Custom Culture Art Competition.

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