• From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon.SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

  • Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

  • Run for the FallenLOWER TOWNSHIP - One mile. One flag. One hero.

    That’s the motto of a three day, 186-mile memorial run that will make its way up the New Jersey coastline Sept. 26-28 to honor fallen service men and women.

  • An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comAn area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree low temperatures temperatures deep into the Northeast will also give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend.

    And it happens as the first official day of autumn is ready to fall off the desktop calendar.

    Here is the latest:

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed New Jersey's first case of enterovirus D68, a potentially serious respiratory illness more likely found in infants and children, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. The confirmed case was identified from a specimen sent to the CDC from a Philadelphia hospital.

    The child has since improved and been discharged.

Ocean City Gazette

Navigational buoy washes up in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, September 22, 2014 04:49 pm

Ann Richardson / A large green buoy that washed ashore on Sept. 9 on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge continues to attract a lot of attention. U.S. Coast Guard officials say a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team will travel from North Carolina to repair the buoy and return it to where it belongs, about a mile off of Ocean City. Ann Richardson / A large green buoy that washed ashore on Sept. 9 on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge continues to attract a lot of attention. U.S. Coast Guard officials say a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team will travel from North Carolina to repair the buoy and return it to where it belongs, about a mile off of Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — A large navigational buoy that washed ashore on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge is attracting a lot of attention. According to U.S. Coast Guard officials, the green whistle buoy is not going anywhere soon.  

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Sept. 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 03:37 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 22, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 22, 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 549 calls for service Sept. 14-20

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Welcome center boasts record season

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, September 22, 2014 11:08 am

Chamber says facility helping Ocean City become bird-watching destination

The Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway heading into Ocean City saw a record number of visitors in its second year. The Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway heading into Ocean City saw a record number of visitors in its second year.

OCEAN CITY — Surpassing all expectations for its second year, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the south side of the Route 52 causeway hosted more than 17,000 visitors from the beginning of June through the end of August.

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Ocean City Ecumenical Council thanks volunteers with luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon. Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon.

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council held their annual Volunteer Luncheon recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.

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School board to vote on OCIS, OCPS logos Sept. 24

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After approving a new athletic logo for Ocean City High School at a Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, the Ocean City Board of Education is now considering designs for Ocean City Intermediate School and Ocean City Primary School.

“We’re working off the bird,” said board member Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes, of the red-tailed hawk now prominently featured on the new athletic logo.

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Portrait of former library director Maloney to be unveiled

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Christopher Maloney Christopher Maloney

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Free Public Library will host the unveiling of a portrait of former director Christopher Maloney at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in room N110 of the library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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Devine divulges details of the spy life at Historical Museum luncheon

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, September 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Bringing history to life, 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” is the guest speaker for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders Hotel. Bringing history to life, 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” is the guest speaker for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders Hotel.

OCEAN CITY — Long before his storied career took off, Jack Devine, a 32-year agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, said he considered himself “easy going.”

At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, the imposing Devine, guest speaker at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders, easily filled the part of what a CIA chief dubbed him: the big, sinister-looking guy.

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Fire! on the Beach closes in OC (UPDATE)

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 19, 2014 09:48 pm

Fire! on the Beach closes in OC Fire! on the Beach closes in OC

OCEAN CITY — Fire! on the Beach on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City is closed, the business announced on its Facebook page Friday, Sept. 19.

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Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. 

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The Shores unveils new senior fitness program

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

The Shores unveils new senior fitness program The Shores unveils new senior fitness program

OCEAN CITY — Designed to improve strength, balance, mobility and cognitive health, The Shores at Wesley Manor unveiled SeniorFITness, a new senior health and wellness program from Alliance Rehab, Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The multidisciplinary program was designed to be both fun and functional for older adults, coordinators said.

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Freshmen Field Day brings classes together

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities. Jen Marra / A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities.

A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities.


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Tennis honors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:18 pm

Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College. Many of his players moved on to coaching careers throughout the country. Also honoring Birnbaum at the appreciation ceremony is Michael Dattilo, city business administrator. Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College. Many of his players moved on to coaching careers throughout the country. Also honoring Birnbaum at the appreciation ceremony is Michael Dattilo, city business administrator.

Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College.

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