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Know before you go: Ocean City Council meets Oct. 23

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, October 22, 2014 03:14 pm

Know before you go: Ocean City Council meets Oct. 23 Know before you go: Ocean City Council meets Oct. 23

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council will discuss the following items when it meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Four seek seats on Ocean City Board of Education

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:47 am

Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats. Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

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Ocean City Theatre Company to host after school camp

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Beginning next month, the Ocean City Theatre Company will host an after school theater camp for students in second through fifth grades.

The hour-long camp will be held every day after school for one grade at a time in four, four-week cycles.

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Locks of love

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair. Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

   

School says no infection concern over family that arrived in Ocean City from Africa

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 03:05 pm

OCEAN CITY — A family recently moved into the Ocean City School District from Africa, but Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said the arriving family was not from an Ebola-affected area and has been cleared of the potentially deadly virus.

“Before this family attended our schools, we checked with several medical professionals and a background check was completed on the family,” Taylor said.  “This family is not from the affected area and has not been in contact with any affected people.” 

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Longport gets a seat at the table in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:12 am

OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

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Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Full reports will not be available until January

Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

OCEAN CITY — Presenting the school district’s annual state report card at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor was all smiles.

“It was a stellar year,” she said, as student scores on a wide variety of assessments had increased from the prior year, exceeding both the state and national average in every category.

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Rough seas keep fish away from tourney participants

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 02:08 pm

Submitted / Team CTS, first-place winner in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, is ready for action. Submitted / Team CTS, first-place winner in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, is ready for action.

“Where are all the fish?” That was a frequent question asked by many of the 200 anglers participating in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s 47th annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Ocean City Schools prepared for virus season

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 20, 2014 02:01 pm

OCEAN CITY —With enterovirus and ebola much in the news, and flu season approaching, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor sought to calm the nerves of worried parents at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

“Every year at this time, viruses go around and this year is no different,” she said. “The custodial staff works very hard to make sure that the schools are clean and disinfected.”

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Veteran, Ocean City resident honored for service to warfighters

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 01:49 pm

photo courtesy of Ken Watson / From left are Anthony Afanador and his father, wounded warrior Ed Afanador, New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve public affairs liaison Donna Clementoni, and Seven Seals recipient Noel Koch after Koch received his award Sept. 26 at Mays Landing Country Club. photo courtesy of Ken Watson / From left are Anthony Afanador and his father, wounded warrior Ed Afanador, New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve public affairs liaison Donna Clementoni, and Seven Seals recipient Noel Koch after Koch received his award Sept. 26 at Mays Landing Country Club.

MAYS LANDING — Noel Koch, veteran and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for the Office of Transition and Care Coordination, was honored with the Seven Seals Award on Sept. 26 at the Mays Landing Country Club, where he was participating in the April C. Kauffman Memorial Golf Outing.

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