• 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

Ocean City celebrates its citizen of the decade, Mark Soifer

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, March 10, 2013 01:00 am

Around Our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around Our Town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce combined their annual installation dinner at the Greate Bay Country Club with their 2012 Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification Awards, which was postponed in November due to Hurricane Sandy. Barbara Brown and Caitlin Greene along with JT Williams welcomed guests when they arrived while Michele Gillian and Shawnda McGinnis tended to last minute details.

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Peggy King deserves recognition

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Written by Opinion Sunday, March 10, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:
Philadelphia chanteuse Pretty Perky Peggy King, who sang with the big bands of Charlie Spivack, Ralph Flanagan and later was the featured singer on the popular George Gobel television show in the 1950s, is to be the next grand marshal of the prestigious, world famous Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City April 13, and also honored with a lifetime achievement award by the city. The live press conference is on April 12 and Peggy will also be speaking. 

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What’s your number? Know your ABFE

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, March 08, 2013 01:00 am

Before a certain mattress brand co-opted the phrase “What’s your number?” the question was understood to mean your telephone number.

But along the coastline of New Jersey, “What’s your number” is starting to refer to something else entirely. Post-Sandy, it’s ABFE.

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The Business at Hand >> Downtown merchants cautiously optimistic for summer

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, March 06, 2013 01:00 am

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

Ocean City’s downtown took a big hit as the ocean met the bay during Hurricane Sandy, filling more than 100 shops with a murky, muddy mess.

Four months later, the mud and salt water are long gone, but the heartache left behind remains as besieged merchants struggle to cope with the devastating ramifications of the worst storm to hit the island in more than a century.

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From Hawaii to the Shores at Wesley Manor

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, March 03, 2013 01:00 am

Charlie Murwski, Rich Navickas and Mike Caputo entertain Lois Parry and Elaine Devinny, standing, and Betty Fischer and Esther Ash, seated, at The Shores at Wesley Manor. Charlie Murwski, Rich Navickas and Mike Caputo entertain Lois Parry and Elaine Devinny, standing, and Betty Fischer and Esther Ash, seated, at The Shores at Wesley Manor.

After months of planning our dream vacation to Hawaii under the guiding hand of our travel agent, Peggy Doyle, Jim and I were finally on our way up the Atlantic City Expressway to the airport with a light snow on the ground. Pacifico Valet dropped us at the airport and our 7 a.m. US Airways flight left on time.

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Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Absolutely not!

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, March 01, 2013 01:00 am

Lightning struck twice in the same place last week.

I know, because it hit me.

Well, in a manner of speaking, it hit me. (Pause for all the disappointed readers who need to come to grips with the fact that I am not writing from the grave.)

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Wawa reopens 4 months after Sandy

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, February 28, 2013 07:04 pm

Cindy Nevitt / The Wawa store in the 1200 block of West Avenue in Ocean City reopened as scheduled on Feb. 28, four months after sustaining substantial damage from Sandy. Cindy Nevitt / The Wawa store in the 1200 block of West Avenue in Ocean City reopened as scheduled on Feb. 28, four months after sustaining substantial damage from Sandy.

OCEAN CITY — Four months after sustaining substantial damage from Hurricane Sandy, the Wawa in the 1200 block of West Avenue reopened as scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 28. The store features the chain’s newest design prototype, including a milkshake machine and a bread oven.

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The Business at Hand >> Post-Sandy building standards still confusing

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, February 27, 2013 01:01 am

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

If you want to know what’s going on in town post-Hurricane Sandy, you have to go to someone with boots on the ground and a stake in how it all turns out.

Curious to see how a number of issues are playing out, I contacted my old friend Pete Patrizzi, who operates Resort Residential Services.

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Skate Night is wheel-y fun

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, February 27, 2013 01:00 am

Joni Dice, 10, and Ava Cozamanis, 10, both of Ocean City, rollerblade around in the Ocean City Civic Center during Skate Night Saturday, Feb. 23 Joni Dice, 10, and Ava Cozamanis, 10, both of Ocean City, rollerblade around in the Ocean City Civic Center during Skate Night Saturday, Feb. 23

OCEAN CITY — Joni Dice, 10, and Ava Cozamanis, 10, both of Ocean City, rollerblade around in the Ocean City Civic Center during Skate Night Saturday, Feb. 23. The event was sponsored by the Ocean City Police Department Community Policing Unit and the Municipal Alliance Committee.

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Limits to firearms make sense, and are constitutional

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 27, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

Rod Burk’s letter of Feb. 6 provides an excellent example of how we fail to communicate.  To read the interpretation he wants to get from the 2nd Amendment he strictly applies the declarative phrase at the end, but drops the preceding qualifier. You recognize the gimmick: cherry pick a phrase from the context of a sentence to give the illusion of presenting the whole idea.

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Assault weapons should be banned

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 27, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

A letter written to state and federal representatives on gun control.

Dear representative,

I support a comprehensive ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines.

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Talent show was a delight

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 27, 2013 01:00 am

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Thursday at Ocean City in the auditorium of the high school was an evening of talent. The varied performances during the Ocean City’s Got Talent show featured musicians, singers, rappers, dancers, as well as comedy on and off stage.

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