• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    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.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

Ocean City Gazette

Everyone is a winner at Vanderslice golf outing

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:00 am

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The Harry Vanderslice/Jack Davis Memorial Golf Tournament was held recently at the Greate Bay Country Club. Scott Vanderslice drove up from North Carolina and welcomed 150 golfers after lunch as they hit the course with a shotgun start at 1.

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Ocean City Chamber celebrates Ready’s and Sharp Cleaners with ribbon cuttings

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:00 am

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Sharp Cleaners Laundromat, 742 Haven Ave. in Ocean City. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Sharp Cleaners Laundromat, 742 Haven Ave. in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Sharp Cleaners Laundromat, 742 Haven Ave. in Ocean City.

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Ocean City Service with a Smile, edition of June 21, 2013

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 am

Emma Brennan of Laura’s Fudge Shop in Ocean City. Emma Brennan of Laura’s Fudge Shop in Ocean City.

Say hello to some of the friendliest merchants and staff members in the area, who are happy to serve you during the summer and year-round. Above is Emma Brennan of Laura’s Fudge Shop in Ocean City. Below is Bev Farrell of Artisans Alcove in Ocean City.

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Tuscanello’s promises a fresh, homemade Italian dining experience

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Written by Samantha Safchinsky Thursday, June 20, 2013 02:51 pm

Executive chef Angelo Cuculino, who goes by the name Chef Angelico, and owner John Czop take the best of Old World Italian and American flavors at Tuscanello’s in Ocean City. Executive chef Angelo Cuculino, who goes by the name Chef Angelico, and owner John Czop take the best of Old World Italian and American flavors at Tuscanello’s in Ocean City.

When executive chef Angelo Cuculino, who goes by the name Chef Angelico, partnered with owner John Czop to form a new restaurant in Ocean City called Tuscanello’s two months ago, he had one outcome in mind.

“This will be Ocean City’s largest and finest Italian dining experience,” Cuculino said.

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International Surfing Day at 59th St. beach

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:57 am

Celebrate International Surfing Day with the Surfrider Foundation 3 p.m. to dusk Thursday, June 20 at the 59th Street beach in Ocean City. The event begins with beach cleanup, guided nature walk and SUP demonstrations. There will be live music from Reef’d, a surf clinic from 4-6 p.m. for eligible participants, and some light refreshments. Bring your refillable cups.

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Moorlyn Family Theatre opens for youths Saturday nights

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:18 am

Moorlyn Family Theatre opens for youths Saturday nights Moorlyn Family Theatre opens for youths Saturday nights

OCEAN CITY — Unite, a late night show designed for youth on the Ocean City Boardwalk, opens 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the Moorlyn Family Theatre, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. 

The Cairn University OTW Band and producer Seth Bazacas have planned a free show with music, audience involvement, and stand-up designed for high school and college students.  Initially funded by the Ocean City Tabernacle, the event is free and will continue every Saturday night.

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Thanks to many for their support

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

I recently directed a seventh annual girls AAU basketball showcase event in Ocean City. It takes months to put this together and without the help of coaches, parents and athletes, as well as local merchants and businesses, it wouldn’t be possible.

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Jeeps invade Ocean City

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am

Topless on the boardwalk

Jen Marra / Jeeps line up and down the Ocean City Boardwalk for the Ocean City, New Jersey NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 15. Jen Marra / Jeeps line up and down the Ocean City Boardwalk for the Ocean City, New Jersey NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 15.

OCEAN CITY — Jeeps line up and down the Ocean City Boardwalk for the Ocean City, New Jersey NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 15.

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Prudential sales associates honored with President’s Circle Award

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Monday, June 17, 2013 12:00 am

Scott Kirkpatrick Scott Kirkpatrick

Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors recently honored sales associates Michael Rayno from the Ocean City-Gardens Plaza office, and Scott Kirkpatrick and Nicole and Jack Presnall from the Ocean City-Battersea office with a President’s Circle Award for their excellent sales performance in 2012, placing them in the top 5 percent of associates company-wide.

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UMW Fashion Show draws a crowd

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am

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St. Peter’s United Methodist Women held a Hawaiian Luau Fashion Extravaganza and Luncheon recently at the Greate Bay Country Club. Marion McCaughey and this columnist headed up this fundraiser with all proceeds going to United Methodist Women Mission projects near and far.

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Environmentally friendly taxi service to debut in Ocean City this summer

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am

Beach Buggy, Beach Buggy give me a ride

Beach Buggies owners, from left, Zach, Jared, Randi and Bruce Pashko, take the Beach Buggy, a Polaris Gem, for a ride in Ocean City Saturday. The door-to-door taxi service will begin operating on Friday, June 14. Beach Buggies owners, from left, Zach, Jared, Randi and Bruce Pashko, take the Beach Buggy, a Polaris Gem, for a ride in Ocean City Saturday. The door-to-door taxi service will begin operating on Friday, June 14.

OCEAN CITY — A new taxi service is debuting in Ocean City this summer. Jared Pashko, 25, and his brother Zach, 21, along with his parents Bruce and Randi, both 51, want you to “Ride the Buggy.”

The Pashkos are the owners of Beach Buggies, a door-to-door driving service that will begin operating in Ocean City on June 14.

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Three OC girls compete for Miss New Jersey title

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 am

Among the 23 contestants in the 80th annual statewide event are three women with local ties: Andi Cocozza, Myra McCann and Lauren Fogarty are childhood friends. Among the 23 contestants in the 80th annual statewide event are three women with local ties: Andi Cocozza, Myra McCann and Lauren Fogarty are childhood friends.

OCEAN CITY – The Miss New Jersey Pageant kicks off with a parade down the Ocean City boardwalk Wednesday evening, June 12 and will end with the crowning of a new queen on Saturday, June 15.

Among the 23 contestants in the 80th annual statewide event are three women with local ties: Andi Cocozza, Myra McCann and Lauren Fogarty are childhood friends. They grew up together and graduated St. Augustine’s Regional School in Ocean City.

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