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Big waves, big turnout for annual surf fest

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 06:00 pm

Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 11th annual Surf Fest Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 11th annual Surf Fest OCEAN CITY — The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation hosted its 11th annual Surf Fest on Saturday, July 19, at the Seventh Street beach. The charity raises awareness of amyloidosis, helping people with the disease and supporting research.

The event raised about $12,000.

“There were actually waves for a change. There were a lot of people everyone seemed to have a lot of fun,” said event organizer Nick Bricker. 

The results were:

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Megan Duffy Teacher of the Year at Intermediate School

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 01:00 pm

OCEAN CITY — When it came to selecting the Teacher of the Year for the Ocean City Intermediate School, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said staff members had a tough decision to make.

There were many outstanding candidates, but in the end, the school chose Megan Duffey, Taylor said at a June meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

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Amy Andersen named ASL teacher of the year

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 am

For her efforts within and beyond the classroom, Amy Andersen Ocean City High School was recognized as the American Sign Language Teacher of the Year at a meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

Andersen has been teaching at OCHS since 2004, according to Kathleen Taylor, the superintendent of schools.  Andersen earned a bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Indiana University and a master’s degree in deaf education from McDaniel College. 

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Donna Mecouch named OCHS Support Staff of the Year

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 08:35 pm

OCEAN CITY — When she considered a transfer to work as a secretary to an assistant principal at Ocean City High School, Donna Mecouch admits to being a little apprehensive.

At the primary school, she hadn’t worked close to the students before and she had heard that Tom Campo, the school disciplinarian, was a “scary guy” and didn’t know what to expect. In fact, she asked a colleague, Joyce Trofa, to accompany her when she went to OCHS to meet Campo for the first time.

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Boyar’s prepares for a big Night in Venice this year

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:54 pm

Employees at Boyar's Market are busy this week, preparing for the annual Night in Venice Parade. It's all-hands-on-deck for the big day Saturday, when the market pumps out hundreds of party trays, sandwiches, hoagies and wraps. From left, Elizabeth Beatty, co-owner Bobby Salvucci, Amanda Ragni and Nicole McClellan. 
Employees at Boyar's Market are busy this week, preparing for the annual Night in Venice Parade. It's all-hands-on-deck for the big day Saturday, when the market pumps out hundreds of party trays, sandwiches, hoagies and wraps. From left, Elizabeth Beatty, co-owner Bobby Salvucci, Amanda Ragni and Nicole McClellan.

OCEAN CITY — The city’s annual Night in Venice boat parade and the week leading up to it one of the busiest of the year for businesses like Boyar’s Market.

Factoring in the weather and the calendar, co-owner Gail Ping said she is optimistic that this year’s event will be one of the best ever.

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There are plenty of places to watch the Night in Venice Boat Parade

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Written by LAUREN DICKEY Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:36 pm

There are plenty of places to watch the Night in Venice Boat Parade

OCEAN CITY — Free grandstand seating will be available for the public at the street ends from Battersea Road to the Bayside Center for the Night in Venice Boat Parade Saturday, July 26.

“Some people take their folding chairs to set up there,” said Mark Soifer, Ocean City publicist. “People should get there early— they fill up pretty quick.”

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Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:00 pm

Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban
Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban

Proposed ordinance would stop further planting, demand owners curb what’s already growing

OCEAN CITY — Phebe Dickson has been fighting bamboo for some time.

The tall, fast-growing grass has been making inroads onto her Crescent Road property, spreading from a stand on her neighbor’s lawn.

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Kids explore careers through art

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:56 pm

photos by Karen Ludwig photos by Karen Ludwig

OCEAN CITY - The Ocean City Fine Arts League worked with a summer enrichment class held at the Ocean City Intermediate School for a hands-on lesson in not-for-profit careers.

Pictured from left are (top row) Michelle, Olivia Kemenosh (Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex), Zach Mirsky (Illegal Child Immigration), Erik Wagner (Adolescent Obesity), Ryan Moylan (Farm Fishing), Rae Jaffe (bottom row) Katherine Doliszny (Reusable Energies), Katie Muller (Entitlement to School Lunch), and Lauren Doliszny (Farming). 

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Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 05:46 am


Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade OCEAN CITY — It won’t be quite as extravagant as the boat parade it precedes, but organizers say the second annual Night in Venice Paddle Parade along the city’s back bay and lagoons will be every bit as much fun.

“We’re really excited,” said Becky Earle Jenkins, owner of OC Paddleboard, which is hosting the event.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of July 16, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of July 16, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 1,553 calls for service July 13- July 19.

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