Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Police: Don’t park in emergency snow route

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:19 pm

Police are reminding drivers that parking is prohibited along the designated snow emergency route in Ocean City. Police are reminding drivers that parking is prohibited along the designated snow emergency route in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — As a significant snow storm is expected for most of New Jersey Wednesday, March 4 into Thursday, March 5, police are reminding drivers that parking is prohibited along the designated snow emergency route in Ocean City. 

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Heart happy and healthy at Ocean City Primary School

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:41 am

Jen Marra / Ocean City Primary School physical education teacher Dan Calhoun explains to first grade students how to perform a series of exercises that involve jumping for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Friday, Feb. 27 in the gym. Jen Marra / Ocean City Primary School physical education teacher Dan Calhoun explains to first grade students how to perform a series of exercises that involve jumping for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Friday, Feb. 27 in the gym.

Ocean City Primary School physical education teacher Dan Calhoun explains to first grade students how to perform a series of exercises that involve jumping for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Friday, Feb. 27 in the gym.


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Girl Scouts get history lesson

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:39 am

Submitted  / Girl Scout troop 41371 of Ocean City visits the Ocean City Historical Museum as part of its troop meeting on Jan. 22. The girls learned about the Sindia and saw the replica of Grace Kelly's wedding dress. They also enjoyed the Girl Scout display featuring the old uniforms and patches.  Submitted / Girl Scout troop 41371 of Ocean City visits the Ocean City Historical Museum as part of its troop meeting on Jan. 22. The girls learned about the Sindia and saw the replica of Grace Kelly's wedding dress. They also enjoyed the Girl Scout display featuring the old uniforms and patches.

Girl Scout troop 41371 of Ocean City visits the Ocean City Historical Museum as part of its troop meeting on Jan. 22. The girls learned about the Sindia and saw the replica of Grace Kelly's wedding dress. They also enjoyed the Girl Scout display featuring the old uniforms and patches.  

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OCHS celebrates Black History Month

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 am

Students at Ocean City High School listen as presenters speak on different aspects of black history. Students at Ocean City High School listen as presenters speak on different aspects of black history.

OCEAN CITY — The students at Ocean City High School on Thursday celebrated the impacts of black men and women throughout history during the school’s 31st annual Black History Month program, presented by librarian Joan Vicari.

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OCHS graduation moved to June 17

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, March 03, 2015 04:54 pm

OCHS graduation moved to June 17 OCHS graduation moved to June 17

OCEAN CITY — For the second year in a row, Ocean City High School seniors will have to wait a few extra days to graduate.

At its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Ocean City Board of Education approved a change in the graduation date from June 14 to June 17, the result of three school closings due to snow. Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said the last day for the staff will be June 22.

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Ocean City man missing since 2009

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 03, 2015 04:49 pm

Police still searching for John Weisbecker on sixth anniversary of his disappearance

John Weisbecker of Ocean City went missing from his home six years ago on March 11, 2009. John Weisbecker of Ocean City went missing from his home six years ago on March 11, 2009.

OCEAN CITY — March 11 will be the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of John Weisbecker from his home in the 200 block of Asbury Avenue.

Weisbecker, who was 21 at the time, was discovered missing around 8 p.m. by family members when they returned home that night in 2009. He was last seen around 10:30 that morning by a local postal worker.

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Ocean City talent show raises $5,200 for children

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:00 am

David Greenwood performs as part of the Ocean City High School Ocean City's Got Talent show Thursday, Feb. 26 at the performing arts center. David Greenwood performs as part of the Ocean City High School Ocean City's Got Talent show Thursday, Feb. 26 at the performing arts center.

OCEAN CITY — Students at Ocean City High School showcased their talents last week for the fifth annual Ocean City’s Got Talent show, organized by the Key Club, and raised $5,200 for Children’s Miracle Network of Philadelphia.

The show, on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, featured 19 student acts. Mercy Griffith, who performed a karate skit to “Make a ManOut of You” from the movie, “Mulan,” was named the winner of the show.

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Ocean City events, edition of March 4, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 07:05 pm

LoBiondo to address Ocean City Chamber

US Rep. Frank LoBiondo will be the guest speaker when the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce meets 9 a.m. Friday, March 20 at The Flanders Hotel, 719 East 11th St. in Ocean City. To cost to attend is $20. This meeting is open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling 609-399-1412 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Ocean City community news, edition of March 4, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 06:33 pm

FIT meets March 6

Fairness In Taxes will meet 3 p.m. Friday, March 6 in room 111 of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. There will be an update on the FIT subcommittee on flooding.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of March 4, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 06:17 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of March 4, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of March 4, 2015

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 636 calls for service Feb. 22-28

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Ocean City High School students share their talents

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, February 28, 2015 07:47 am

Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (photos by Bill Barlow) Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (photos by Bill Barlow)

OCEAN CITY -- Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Ocean City Board of Education news in brief, edition of Feb. 28, 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00 am

Claire Lowe  Members of the Ocean City Board of Education gather together with Pamela Vaughan, assistant dean of Stockton University, after she presented the district with a certificate of appreciation for the school’s dual-credit program. Claire Lowe Members of the Ocean City Board of Education gather together with Pamela Vaughan, assistant dean of Stockton University, after she presented the district with a certificate of appreciation for the school’s dual-credit program.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Education discussed the following items when it met Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Ocean City High School.

New food regulations hamper cafeteria sales

Rachel DeVault, food service director at Ocean City Schools, said that new federal regulations on snacks served in school cafeterias have led to a decrease in a la carte sales. DeVault, who presents monthly to the school board, said that the regulations have whittled down the number of snacks that can be served because so few meet the new standards.

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