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Greg Whelan named to Ocean City school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, July 24, 2014 05:17 pm

Newly appointed board member Greg Whelan, left, shakes hands with Tom Oves, vice president of the Ocean City Board of Education. Newly appointed board member Greg Whelan, left, shakes hands with Tom Oves, vice president of the Ocean City Board of Education. OCEAN CITY — After interviewing five candidates at a special public meeting on Wednesday, July 23, the Ocean City Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Gregory Whelan to the board.

Whelan replaces former board member Pete Madden, who resigned to take a seat on City Council on July 1. Whelan will be sworn in at a Wednesday, Aug. 6 meeting and will serve in an appointed capacity until January, 2016.

The 51-year-old Ocean City native is a 1981 graduate of Ocean City High School. Now an attorney and the director of business operations for Pfizer, Whelan said his dream was to one day return to Ocean City and raise a family.

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Palermo’s could be rezoned for residential use

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 04:32 pm

OCEAN CITY — Under an ordinance set for consideration by City Council tonight (7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at City Hall), the former Palermo’s at Fourth Street and Asbury Avenue could be rezone for duplexes, among other zoning changes.

If approved on introduction, the ordinance would still require a public hearing and second vote before taking effect.

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Jack Devine to speak at museum luncheon

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 23, 2014 07:39 pm

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OCEAN CITY — Jack Devine, a 32-year veteran agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and author of the recently published memoir, “Good Hunting, An American Spymaster’s Story” will be the guest speaker for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s annual luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at noon at the Flanders Hotel.

“We’re very excited,” said Richard Stanislaw, president of the OCHM. “He’s a great speaker, we’re very fortunate to be able to host him.”

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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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Sneaker Shop, Glazed Over are back open downtown

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 09:44 pm

The Sneaker Shop and neighboring Glazed Over are sharing space at 704 Asbury Avenue. Pictured are Greg Merritt, Maureen Kelly, Janet Schlitz and Bridget Fairburn at the Sneaker Shop. The Sneaker Shop and neighboring Glazed Over are sharing space at 704 Asbury Avenue. Pictured are Greg Merritt, Maureen Kelly, Janet Schlitz and Bridget Fairburn at the Sneaker Shop. OCEAN CITY — With their new downtown store open after a six month hiatus, co-owners Janet Schlitz and Maureen Kelly couldn’t contain their excitement. 

The Sneaker Shop was back in business and life was good; on a cool, overcast summer afternoon, the customers kept on coming.

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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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