• Ann Richardson / Brandon Connor, 4 of Gibbsboro, visits Sandy Claus on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Ocean City. Sandy Claus visits Ocean City every Labor Day weekend to add a little cheer to the sadness everyone feels at the end of the summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Labor Day signals the end of summer for vacationers and second homeowners, which can be somewhat depressing. Looking to lighten the mood, Jack Brooks, a veteran of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, came up with the perfect antidote.

    Each year, Sandy Claus makes a special appearance on the northend beaches and boardwalk throughout the holiday weekend.

  • Attorney and author D. William Subin and his wife, Petra “Petie” Subin, join investigator Manford Ridgeway at a book signing Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette in Longport.LONGPORT – Longtime attorney D. William “Bill” Subin of Margate spent three years writing a book about his successful defense of a New Jersey state trooper who Subin said should have never been criminally charged with causing the death of two teenage sisters.

    Subin, who self-published his memoir, “Closing the Gap: The Trial of Trooper Robert Higbee” in October 2013, greeted customers and supporters Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette, where Longport Media was broadcasting the day’s edition of Barbara Altman’s Front Porch radio show.

  • The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    OCEAN CITY — The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    According to a post by the owners on the Bongo Café Facebook page, the reason for the closure is the effect the roadwork on Bay Avenue has had on business.

  • A new school year begins in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

  • OCBP announces more unguarded beaches

    OCEAN CITY — The Department of Fire and Rescue Services has announced the following beaches will be unguarded beginning Monday, Aug. 25:

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Celebrating the holidays with friends

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 06, 2013 01:00 am

Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan

The Exchange Club hosted their annual family Christmas dinner recently at the Tuckahoe Inn. While members and their spouses enjoyed the social hour, their children and grandchildren gathered in the dining room where they were entertained with the magic of Chad Juros. Maddie Price, a sophomore and honor student at Wake Forrest, accompanied her father, Ed Price, to the dinner.

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Needing a vacation from vacation

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, January 04, 2013 01:00 am

For the second time in two years, I have returned from a Caribbean vacation ill enough to warrant medical attention.

“Aww. Poor me,” I can hear you saying. “Let’s have a pity party.”

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The Business at Hand >> ‘That’s Ocean City’

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 03, 2013 01:00 am

The Business at Hand is a weekly column by Ann Richardson where she discusses her take on local issues

First Day at the Beach had come to a close and people were beginning to head home when an announcement was made on the loudspeaker. A woman had been paged and I just happened to be walking by the central command table by the Music Pier when she arrived.

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Drones will lead to eternal war

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 02, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

The murder of 20 children and seven adults in Connecticut was a horrible, senseless tragedy.

The murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen by President Obama’s drone attacks is evil beyond words.

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Ocean City's first dip of 2013 is a chilly one

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 01, 2013 07:15 pm

Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip. Jen Marra / Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, also known as First Dip.

OCEAN CITY -- Hundreds of brave men, women and children gathered at the Moorlyn Terrace beach in Ocean City on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, to take a plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean, an event known as First Dip.

The skies were gray, the wind was whipping and the temperature hovered near 45 degrees as the countdown began. Some were dressed in costume while others donned only their bathing suits as they ran into the chilly water. The dip did not last long for many as they screamed and made their way back to the beach.

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Ocean City hosts another ‘spectacular’ First Night

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, January 01, 2013 12:23 pm

About 8,000 buttons sold for annual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration

Ann Richardson / Allie Horn and Kelli Kyle showcase the First Night 2013 T-shirt. Ann Richardson / Allie Horn and Kelli Kyle showcase the First Night 2013 T-shirt.

OCEAN CITY — From the mid-afternoon kickoff with the Hegman String Band to a dazzling midnight fireworks extravaganza, Ocean City’s First Night 2013 was not one of the largest New Year’s Eve events the city has hosted, but barely eight weeks after Hurricane Sandy, the 21st annual event was one of the most meaningful.

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No shortage of holiday parties this season

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 30, 2012 01:00 am

Winnie Piriano welcomes Paul Cunningham, Debby Murphy, Art Ford and Michele and Jay Gillian to her annual Christmas open house.  Winnie Piriano welcomes Paul Cunningham, Debby Murphy, Art Ford and Michele and Jay Gillian to her annual Christmas open house.

Right in the midst of the busy holiday season, the Stainton Society committee gathered in the fourth floor boardroom of the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion at Shore Medical Center to kick off the 2013 campaign that had been postponed twice due to Hurricane Sandy.

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It’s 2013! Here are your resolutions

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, December 28, 2012 01:00 am

Because the world did not end last week, I am faced with the unexpected task of making New Year’s resolutions. Since I’m unprepared to make them for myself, I’m going to make them for other people.

For my daughter, my resolution is a job that has meaning. After earning two undergraduate degrees, two minors and one master’s degree in six years, she is in dire need of a challenge greater than answering the phone and typing memos.

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Where is Obama?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 26, 2012 01:00 am

To the editor:

As of Dec. 3, 2012, there are 12,000 homes in Staten Island, NY that don’t have electric or heat. Who hears anything about this? If George W. Bush were in the White House, you would be hearing about it every hour. What’s going on?

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Ocean City icon, Chatterbox using Sandy as an excuse to update

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, December 24, 2012 01:00 am

There is still a lot of work to be done inside The Chatterbox. There is still a lot of work to be done inside The Chatterbox.

OCEAN CITY — From 1937, the iconic Chatterbox has been “where the town meets,” but since Hurricane Sandy blew through town the only people meeting there are the Repici’s, insurance adjusters and contractors.

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Rain held out for Christmas parade

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 23, 2012 01:00 am

Curt and Linda Gronert, Jane and Ray Snyder and Mary and Marty Lukaes enjoy the Christmas Parade on Asbury Avenue. Curt and Linda Gronert, Jane and Ray Snyder and Mary and Marty Lukaes enjoy the Christmas Parade on Asbury Avenue.

It was an unseasonably warm evening for Ocean City Home Bank’s 21st annual Philip Turner Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony. A large crowd was gathered in the parking lot as Christmas carols played in the background and I stopped to catch up with Dottie McCrosson and Mike Dattilo. Keith Hartzell walked down the street to enjoy the festivities.

Gail Thompson stopped to give Sally Huff, Linda Gronert and this columnist a ticket for a chance to win one of the 35 $100 gift certificates to be used in stores on Asbury Avenue.

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Rauhauser’s reopens in time for the holidays

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, December 23, 2012 01:00 am

Ann Richardson / Rauhauser's has been a family tradition in Ocean City since 1965. Rodney, Kelly and Blake Blomdahl are all smiles as the store was able to reopen after Hurricane Sandy in time for Christmas. Ann Richardson / Rauhauser's has been a family tradition in Ocean City since 1965. Rodney, Kelly and Blake Blomdahl are all smiles as the store was able to reopen after Hurricane Sandy in time for Christmas.

OCEAN CITY — Rodney Blomdahl worked in construction for a while before deciding to join the family business. After 22 years, he has never looked back.

The third generation owner of Rauhauser’s Own Make Candies – a family tradition since 1965 – said he has never regretted the decision.

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