Ocean City Gazette

Third time was the charm for Ocean City banner plane proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Robert Carter and Jane Zenzi Li pose on the beach following his proposal to her. Robert Carter and Jane Zenzi Li pose on the beach following his proposal to her.

OCEAN CITY – Wedded bliss was in sight for Robert Carter III and his bride-to-be when the fog lifted and the sun came out Wednesday evening, July 3. On its third attempt – bad weather halted the first two – a banner plane towing a sign reading: “Will you marry me Jane? I love you!” flew over the North Street beach just after 6 p.m.

Surrounded by a large contingent of extended family and friends, Carter pointed to the banner and got down on one knee, presenting his longtime girlfriend, Jane Zenzi Li, with a diamond engagement ring.

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TripAdvisor names Ocean City’s Weird Week to 10 Wacky Events list

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Little Miss and Mr. Chaos contest at Weird Week 2012 Little Miss and Mr. Chaos contest at Weird Week 2012

Ocean City’s Weird Week was named to a list of 10 wacky US summer events by TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor, a well-known travel website, announced the 10 wacky summer events list Wednesday, July 10, as chosen by TripAdvisor editors.

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Stop the Pinelands pipeline

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 am

 To the editor:

South Jersey Gas is planning to put a 24-inch steel gas pipe through our country’s first National Reserve, The Pinelands, in order to fulfill the profit needs of its shareholders. This is a very dangerous step towards the destruction of the very core of New Jersey. There is no turning back if this pipeline is approved.

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Further deterioration of what little orderly planning the city had

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Will our elected officials and our planning and zoning board officials ever learn that the confusion and mess we are now in is a result of poor planning a few years back. Yes, you were given McMansions and massive duplexes, however, we have limited land and it is not open acreage such as many towns and cities have on the mainland.

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Thanks to the city for Sandy help

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

I wanted to take a long-overdue moment and mention my appreciation to the city of Ocean City. During Hurricane Sandy and in the aftermath, the level of communication was the best possible. A difficult situation was made bearable because of the dissemination of helpful information.

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Dyslexia bills inspired by OC girl make it to the governor’s desk

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:00 am

The New Jersey Senate passed a series of bills aimed at helping students with dyslexia on June 27, after eight years of lobbying by the Ravelli family. With Sen. Jeff Van Drew, who represents Cape May County, are Samantha Ravelli, left, and her mother, Beth Ravelli, both of Ocean City. The New Jersey Senate passed a series of bills aimed at helping students with dyslexia on June 27, after eight years of lobbying by the Ravelli family. With Sen. Jeff Van Drew, who represents Cape May County, are Samantha Ravelli, left, and her mother, Beth Ravelli, both of Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY – After eight years of lobbying, the “roadmap for dyslexia” is almost complete.

Samantha Ravelli, a 16-year-old junior at Ocean City High School, pushed the “yes” button for State Sen. Jeff Van Drew at the Statehouse on Thursday, June 27 and watched the votes tally. The unanimous passing of a group of bills aimed at making it easier for children with dyslexia and other reading disorders to be diagnosed and treated now await Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.

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OCMD team to compete in OCNJ fall fishing tournament

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:00 am

Submitted / The Team Reel Women anglers who will compete in the Ocean City (NJ) Fishing Club’s three-day Centennial Surf Fishing Tournament Oct.17-19 are, from left, Wendy King, Kelsey Cycyk, Anita Chandler, Kayrell Wilkerson, Meg Lesocky and Donna Gutridge. Submitted / The Team Reel Women anglers who will compete in the Ocean City (NJ) Fishing Club’s three-day Centennial Surf Fishing Tournament Oct.17-19 are, from left, Wendy King, Kelsey Cycyk, Anita Chandler, Kayrell Wilkerson, Meg Lesocky and Donna Gutridge.

OCEAN CITY — A women’s fishing team from Ocean City, Md. is among the early out-of-state entries in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s three-day Centennial Surf Fishing Tournament Oct. 17-19.

The team co-captain says she and her teammates are coming to the Garden State to win.

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Looking Back >> Ocean City beach days gone by

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Written by Submitted by Dave Kruger Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:00 am

Dave Kruger submitted this photo of his family on the beach in the late 1950s to the Ocean City Gazette. He wrote: “I reckon the attached picture was taken no later than 1957, guessing I’m about 3 years old (that’s me in the red trunks). This was at 14th Street beach. I believe the “Rustic Gardens” became the College Grill, with Bob’s to the left in the picture.” Dave Kruger submitted this photo of his family on the beach in the late 1950s to the Ocean City Gazette. He wrote: “I reckon the attached picture was taken no later than 1957, guessing I’m about 3 years old (that’s me in the red trunks). This was at 14th Street beach. I believe the “Rustic Gardens” became the College Grill, with Bob’s to the left in the picture.”

Dave Kruger submitted this photo of his family on the beach in the late 1950s to the Ocean City Gazette. He wrote: “I reckon the attached picture was taken no later than 1957, guessing I’m about 3 years old (that’s me in the red trunks). This was at 14th Street beach. I believe the “Rustic Gardens” became the College Grill, with Bob’s to the left in the picture.”

   

$17.4M in notes issued

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:00 am

At the June 28 City Council meeting, City Clerk Linda MacIntyre announced that Frank Donato, chief financial officer of Ocean City, issued bond anticipation notes dated June 21 for $17.4 million.

Ocean City received five bids and the note was awarded to NW Capital Markets, Inc.  The maturity date is June 20, 2014, with a net interest cost of .44 percent, payable at maturity.

 

Auditorium floor being replaced at OCHS

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 08, 2013 02:22 pm

Claire Lowe / Pedestrian traffic is detoured off the sidewalk in front of the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue, while crew rips out the concrete floor of the auditorium. Claire Lowe / Pedestrian traffic is detoured off the sidewalk in front of the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue, while crew rips out the concrete floor of the auditorium.

OCEAN CITY – Work is underway at the Hughes Performing Arts Center inside Ocean City High School to replace the auditorium floor, which has taken on water several times since 2009 after water seeps up through the concrete surface.

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