• knight's tale OCEAN CITY - King Arthur, played by Oliver Trout, and Patsy, played by Brendan Haddon, visit with the Knights who say Ni, the tallest knight played by Matt Popp, and encounter another problem after handing over the shrubbery the knights demanded as the students perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Saturday, April 5 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.  

  • OCEAN CITY — The five Republican candidates for U.S. Senate — Brian Goldberg, Rich Pezzullo, Murray Sabrin, Robert Turkavage and Jeff Bell — will each make a presentation at the Ocean City Republican Club meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in Lecture Room 110 at the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

  • District says students never turned away for parents’ lack of photo ID

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City School District is among 138 districts statewide where enrollment requirements include photo identification, prompting the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey to threaten litigation if the policy doesn’t change.

  • Claire Lowe/ King Arthur, center, portrayed by Oliver Trout, and the Knights of the Round Table, with Brother Maynard, at left, portrayed by Parker Guariglia, and Arthur’s horse Patsy, in center, portrayed by Brendan Haddon.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School Drama Guild will present “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” a musical lovingly ripped off from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” by Eric Idle and John DuPrez, April 3-5 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center.

  • newAlstonEighteen players from area high schools will put on their basketball uniforms one last time on Saturday, March 29 to play in All Star Saturday at the Dixie Howell Memorial Gymnasium in Ocean City.

    Prime Events All Star Saturday will be held at Ocean City High School on Saturday with the best seniors from the Cape-Atlantic League facing off in the final two basketball games of four that celebrate the present and future of the CAL.

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Good Friday procession in Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, April 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Believers joined a procession representing Jesus Christ’s walk to his crucifixion in Ocean City on Good Friday, presented by St. Damien Roman Catholic Parish in Ocean City.

The living Stations of the Cross started at St. Frances Cabrini at Second Street and was set to end at St. Augustine’s Church at 13th Street and Wesley Avenue.

The event recreated Jesus carrying the cross, his crucifixion and death, with songs and stops for prayers in Spanish and English. It was one of several Easter observances planned by Christian churches in Ocean City this weekend in observance of the Easter holiday.

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G Love heading to Ocean City Music Pier

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:41 pm

Philly-based G Love and Special Sauce have a new album set to drop April 22, and an appearance planned for the Ocean City Music Pier this summer.

Sometimes described as laid back hip-hop or a combination of R and B and Blues, the band has been playing together since the 1990s.

A Music Pier show has been confirmed for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, with tickets expected to go on sale Friday. 

   

Jim Gillian remembered

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:33 pm

Jim Gillian Jim Gillian OCEAN CITY — James “Jimmy” Gillian, the former owner of Gillian’s Island Water Park and Adventure Golf, died on Wednesday, April 16 after a long illness.

He was 57.

Gillian was the oldest son of former Ocean City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Roy Gillian and the brother of the current Ocean City mayor, Jay Gillian. 

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Silly in the spring

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:22 pm

 Lauren Metz of North Wildwood creates a mermaid themed wagon for her basset hound Casey, 16, for the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, in Ocean City. Lauren Metz of North Wildwood creates a mermaid themed wagon for her basset hound Casey, 16, for the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, in Ocean City.

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No City Council workshop this week

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:13 pm

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City has announced that a scheduled workshop City Council meeting set for Thursday, April 17, has been cancelled. 

 

Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:05 am

Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians  Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

OCEAN CITY — A wooden billboard recently donated to the Ocean City Historical Museum is generating more questions than answers, and the museum staff is on a mission to solve the puzzle. 

The sign, created at the behest of former Mayor Nathaniel C. Smith more than 50 years ago, was carefully preserved at the 46th Street Firehouse. The facility served as the city’s paint shop during Smith’s tenure, from 1959 to 1963. Firefighters recently uncovered the sign and took it to the museum.

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Realtors see improvement in rental market

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:13 am

OCEAN CITY — One of the snowiest, coldest winters on record hasn’t helped the local real estate market, but local professionals are expecting a busy spring to make up for a somewhat sluggish start to the New Year.

“Needless to say, with all the heavy snow and cold weather we have had, it hasn’t helped,” said Ken Sedberry, president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

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29th Street playground in Ocean City to honor child killed at Sandy Hook

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Nearly a year in the making, construction of a new playground next to the Firehouse at 29th Street and West Avenue will begin on May 15.

The playground is courtesy of the Sandy Ground Project, whose mission is two-fold; to rebuild playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012 and create a memorial to the 26 teachers and children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. shortly thereafter.

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