• Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

    “It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

  • Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

    OCEAN CITY — Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for…

  • Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since 1908, burned down to the sand beneath it during the freakish derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

  • A new school year begins in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

  • Project out to bid, mayor says

    Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

    OCEAN CITY — The long-awaited beach replenishment project for Ocean City’s south end is out to bid, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday, Aug. 22 in his latest letter to city residents.

    The project is expected to be completed this fall by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of a 50-year agreement to fill the beaches from 34th to 59th streets as necessary.

Ocean City Gazette

‘Swing!’ into the end of summer with Ocean City Theatre Company

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students. Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

“It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

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A whale of a time at Gillian's Magical Monday

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

OCEAN CITY — Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.


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Crown Bank building restoration Aug. 27 at the Ocean City Historical Museum

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 05:31 pm

Submitted / Della and Paul “Corky” Ostien discuss the challenges and history of the restoration of the Crown Bank building at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s next Thursday night series 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at 17th Street and Haven Avenue.  The lecture is free and open to the public. Submitted / Della and Paul “Corky” Ostien discuss the challenges and history of the restoration of the Crown Bank building at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s next Thursday night series 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at 17th Street and Haven Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Della and Paul “Corky” Ostien discuss the challenges and history of the restoration of the Crown Bank building at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s next Thursday night series 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at 17th Street and Haven Avenue.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  

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Building hope

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 05:30 pm

Submitted /Frank Siderio, 18, and Nick Dambrosio, 18, both of West Chester, Pa. built this sandcastle before they completed the ALS ice bucket challenge on Aug. 14 at the Seaspray Road beach in Ocean City. Submitted /Frank Siderio, 18, and Nick Dambrosio, 18, both of West Chester, Pa. built this sandcastle before they completed the ALS ice bucket challenge on Aug. 14 at the Seaspray Road beach in Ocean City.

Frank Siderio, 18, and Nick Dambrosio, 18, both of West Chester, Pa. built this sandcastle before they completed the ALS ice bucket challenge on Aug. 14 at the Seaspray Road beach in Ocean City.

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Beach Road house rebuilt after fire

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 26, 2014 05:08 pm

Ann Richardson / The home at 110 Beach Road has been rebuilt after a fire destroyed the previous structure in May 2012, just after the owners completed a large renovation project. Ann Richardson / The home at 110 Beach Road has been rebuilt after a fire destroyed the previous structure in May 2012, just after the owners completed a large renovation project.

OCEAN CITY — More than two years after it was destroyed by a fire on May 20, 2012, the three-story beach cottage at 110 Beach Road has been rebuilt.

Situated on the corner of Morningside Road, the new house, like the one it replaced, was carefully designed to capture the ocean views.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Aug. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Spark a Reaction Film Festival

Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Ocean City Library presents new and classic science fiction films for young adults that will spark the imagination. Movies will begin at 6 p.m. in main lecture room N110 at the library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Sara at 609-399-2434, ext. 5235 or visit the young adult department on the second floor of the library.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Diane Schuur to appear with OC Pops

Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents two-time Grammy Award winner, pop and jazz singer Diane Schuur plus saxophonist Andrew Neu 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Schuur has built a stellar career embracing the jazz music of the 1940s to ’60s and her recording albums have been consistently at the top of the Billboard charts.  Tickets are $20 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

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A new school year begins in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

A new school year begins in Ocean City A new school year begins in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

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Sand finally on its way to Ocean City's south end

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, August 25, 2014 02:54 pm

Project out to bid, mayor says

Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project. Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

OCEAN CITY — The long-awaited beach replenishment project for Ocean City’s south end is out to bid, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday, Aug. 22 in his latest letter to city residents.

The project is expected to be completed this fall by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of a 50-year agreement to fill the beaches from 34th to 59th streets as necessary.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Aug. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:23 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 25, 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 the following calls for service Aug. 17-23

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Another Miss Ocean City crowned

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

Miss Ocean City 2015 was crowned recently on the Music Pier stage, but not before 10 young ladies endured a week of rehearsals leading up to the big night. Monday through Thursday night, contestants rehearsed their talent routines and learned dance steps for the opening and closing numbers under the direction of former Miss Ocean City Devon Vanderslice.

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Vacationers stay connected

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 am

Visitors now see Wi-Fi as a need, but is enough bandwidth even possible? 

Internet access is now seen as a need, whether at work or on vacation.

“It used to be you wanted a good, clean bathroom, a comfortable bed and a nice scene at the beach,” said Brian Welsh, a manager for Ocean City Hotels and Property Management, which operates the Impala, the Beach Club Suites and other properties near the boardwalk in Ocean City.

He and others in the business say visitors now expect wireless access at all times – and it is becoming difficult to keep up with the demand.

“We have people calling who won’t stay here if we don’t have Wi-Fi, and not just Wi-Fi but good Wi-Fi,” he said.

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