• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

  • Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

  • Ocean City Halloween events 2014

    Ocean City Theatre Co. presents Halloween costume party

    The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will host a spooktacular evening of fun at this year’s “Black and Orange” Halloween Costume Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road in Ocean City.

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Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr.
PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored Kevin Gill for winning the ocean swim event at the South Jersey Lifeguarding Championships this summer.

    Gill, 17, also helped the Upper Township Beach Patrol finish second overall at the Cape May County Championships by winning two events. He won the swimming events at the Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races, the Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships and Margate Memorials.

  • TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee unexpectedly put a hold on two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last week.

    Committee chair Sen. Nicholas Scutari said at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 that he expected to have a vote on the nominees following their testimony and comments from members of the public. But after testimony from New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr of Ocean City he adjourned the hearing.

  • OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

    Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

  • Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City.

    Trail of Two Cities Nov. 1

    The 25th annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

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The Business at Hand >> Spread the word about the Ocean City Theatre Co.

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, June 05, 2013 12:10 am

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

The Ocean City Theatre Company hit the stage as an official non-profit about six years ago, but the roots of this organization go back a lot further.

Twelve years since its inception, the OCTC has grown beyond anyone’s imagination, but it’s still a relatively young theater company, and it needs help.

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Greater Ocean City Theatre Company 2013 summer camps and classes

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 05, 2013 12:00 am

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company 2013 summer camps and classes Greater Ocean City Theatre Company 2013 summer camps and classes

OCEAN CITY – The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will be offering an array of camps and classes this summer. The lineup includes programs that are designed for the youngest students and serve as an introduction to the performing arts, as well as classes for students with an extensive performing arts background.

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Peace, Love and Lemonade for Jameson returns to Ocean City Boardwalk

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, June 03, 2013 12:10 am

Peace, Love and Lemonade for Jameson returns to Ocean City Boardwalk June 8. Peace, Love and Lemonade for Jameson returns to Ocean City Boardwalk June 8.

OCEAN CITY — Peace, Love and Lemonade returns to the Ocean City Boardwalk 9 a.m. to noon June 8, in front of Gillian’s Wonderland at Sixth Street.

The event is hosted by 4-year-old Avery Fox, who with help from her family, invites you to “take a stand” or at least come to hers, and purchase lemonade with the proceeds going toward Peace, Love and Lemonade, a nationwide project to raise funding for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex research and awareness.

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Tull tales at annual Author’s Tea

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:00 am

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Warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes greeted guests at they arrived at The Flanders for the fifth annual Author’s Tea. Elaine Novello wore a shocking pink jacket as she guarded the stairs until it was time to let guests go up.

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Whose house is this anyway?

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 am

Complaints of flood insurance claim settlements falling thousands of dollars short of the damage homeowners incurred from Sandy are all too common. Almost everyone knows someone who received a check that represented one-third to one-half the amount the homeowner needed to repair damages from the Oct. 29 superstorm.

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The Business at Hand >> Common purpose drives post-Sandy recovery

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 29, 2013 05:07 am

When it pours rain on Friday and people are wearing mittens while braving 30 mph gusty winds and it’s 50 degrees on Saturday, it’s safe to say it won’t go on record as one of the best Memorial Day weekends.

But since Hurricane Sandy, holiday weekends will be measured a little differently, at least for a while. This year there’s more to think about than sunshine and ringing cash registers, it’s about being tough, standing up to the storm and surviving; about ribbon cuttings and new beginnings.

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This is not what a lean budget looks like

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

The old propaganda machine is running on hyper-drive.  The recently passed budget was pitched as “a responsible plan for this year and as positioning us nicely for coming years.”  According to the mayor “we’re done with the days when council is provided a budget everyone knows can be whittled down some to what actually is needed.”  If you believe what you’re being told this is a no nonsense budget.  The city is running mean and lean.

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Anderson Cooper the highlight of Stainton brunch

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:00 am

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The 24th annual Stainton Society Brunch was held recently at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City.  Marion and Ned McCaughey made the rounds in their van picking up Irene and George Reeves, just back from the winter in Florida, then stopped for Jim and I and headed over the Ocean Drive Bridge to the brunch.  We met up with Linda and Curt Gronert as we went up the escalator to Ovation Hall where the social hour was in full swing. 

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Beach spikers a big business for OCHS grad

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, May 25, 2013 06:34 am

Beach spikers a big business for OCHS grad Beach spikers a big business for OCHS grad

OCEAN CITY – Available in a wide range of bright, cheerful colors, beach spikers are the season’s most sought after beach accessory.

Monogramed and personalized, a beach spike resembles a cup-holder spiked in the sand, but it’s large enough to hold much, much more, like a cell phone, sunscreen and keys, or anything else you want to keep out of the sand.

The rage where she now resides in Lincolnton, Georgia, Stephanie Reese Goldman is bringing the beach spike to her Ocean City hometown, where she plans to spend the summer.

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Poodle mixes gain the most in popularity

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, May 24, 2013 06:53 am

Five of the most popular dog breeds in America are part poodle. It wasn’t all that long ago that the three sizes of poodle – standard, miniature and toy – represented the extent of the animal’s variety. Today, the strains of poodle seem limited only by the imagination of the breeder.

According to Vetstreet.com, which bills itself as the Internet’s premier pet health resource, five poodle mixes are among the dogs that have grown the most in popularity since 2002: Goldendoodle (golden retriever and poodle), labradoodle (Labrador and poodle), maltipoo (Maltese and poodle), yorkipoo (Yorkshire terrier and poodle) and Shihpoo (mixed with shih tzu). All have vaulted into the top 100 in the last decade.

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The Business at Hand >> Tabernacle has big plans for boardwalk theater

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, May 22, 2013 03:36 am

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 On Saturday, May 25 the Moorlyn Family Theatre will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the grand opening of family entertainment on the boardwalk, including movies, live shows and a wide assortment of community events.

Restored, repaired, repurposed and modernized, the building that opened in 1901 as a bowling alley will take on a new role. The revival of the boardwalk theater promises to bring some much-needed joy and nostalgia to the boardwalk.

Memorial Day weekend opens the 2013 summer season with "Iron Man 3,” “Epic,” “Home Run” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness."

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Local women saluted at annual Ocean City Chamber luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:00 am

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It was a beautiful spring day when guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club for the annual Salute to Working Women luncheon. Barbara Brown and Shawnda McGinnis welcomed everyone as they arrived and marveled at the lovely new look of the Yacht Club that just went through six months of renovations after Hurricane Sandy.

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