• 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

Great American Chicken Co. creating a niche in OC

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, May 03, 2012 01:50 am

Great American Chicken Company owner Chris Pirone shows off his skinless fried chicken and deep fried pickles, the restaurant’s staple dishes. Great American Chicken Company owner Chris Pirone shows off his skinless fried chicken and deep fried pickles, the restaurant’s staple dishes. OCEAN CITY — Looking for comfort food? The Great American Chicken Company at Eighth and Ocean is serving up fried chicken with a twist.

Owner Chris Pirone has been doing chicken a long time. In fact, this is not the first Great American Chicken Company, and if Pirone gets his way, it won’t be the last either. Pirone started out in Hillsboro in 1994 with an alternative to Boston Market’s rotisserie: fried skinless chicken.

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Ocean City Business Briefs, Edition of May 2, 2012

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 03, 2012 01:00 am

Prudential office wins Round Table award

Prudential Fox & Roach congratulates the 55th Street office on receiving Prudential Real Estate’s Round Table award for 2011 for residential gross commission income. This is one of the top three offices in the US Northeast with a maximum of 20 sales associates.

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In second year, Bonded Babysitters extends coverage area

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Written by Marjorie Preston Thursday, May 03, 2012 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY – Bonded Babysitters, named the best new service business by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce in 2011, will expand beyond Cape May County this summer to provide child care for residents and visitors in Somers Point, Ventnor, Margate and at Atlantic City’s casino hotels.
The business was established last year as an adjunct of Home Care Specialists Inc. of Ocean City, founded in 2001 by Greg and Bernie Sheppard to provide in-home caregivers and companions for older adults and disabled people. In its first season, it was limited to Ocean City and the immediate vicinity. Last winter, the company extended its reach throughout the county.

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The Business at Hand >> Town and Mooney push women to enjoy life

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, May 01, 2012 01:00 am

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a wide variety of interesting events throughout the year, including a monthly luncheon or breakfast where the business community is treated to useful and timely updates about important things like the progress of the new bridge and causeway, or an economic report from the likes of Ocean City Home Bank CEO Steve Brady and US Rep. Frank LoBiondo.

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Prudential Fox Roach of Ocean City earns 2011 Round Table award

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 01, 2012 01:00 am

Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors’ 55th Street office in Ocean City has received the firm’s Round Table award for 2011 for residential gross commission income, making it one of the top three offices in the Northeast with a maximum of 20 sales associates.

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The wheel’s already been invented, restaurant owners just need to ride it

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, April 27, 2012 01:00 am

Since 70 percent of Americans drink alcohol, we can assume seven out of 10 adult visitors to Ocean City are inclined to imbibe. But due to archaic thinking, they can’t do so freely. Public consumption of alcohol here is a big no-no since a 1984 ordinance prohibited it, and it’s a bigger drain on the economy as carloads of happy hour habitués head out of town every day at sundown.

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The Business at Hand >> Drone technology takes empathy out of warfare

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 24, 2012 01:00 am

I wasn’t expecting to be on the same page with the Coalition for Peace and Justice, but when it comes to the use of unmanned drones, they may be on to something. While drones may serve an important purpose during war time, the potential ramifications for our freedom are frightening; are we willing to allow government unlimited control of our lives? Do we want just about anyone to be able to spy on us?

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Hospitals and holidays

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, April 20, 2012 01:30 am

When her father ran over her foot with the car on Easter Sunday, it was just the latest in a long list of holidays my daughter has spent receiving medical attention.

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It’s Friday the 13th … again: triple the trouble, doubled this year

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, April 13, 2012 01:30 am

This is a big year for Friday the 13th. There is always at least one Friday the 13th in a year; there are three of them in 2012. Today is the second Friday the 13th of this year. The first one was on Jan. 13. The next one is July 13.

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Heritage opens boardwalk storefront

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Tuesday, April 10, 2012 01:00 am

Heritage Surf & Sport opened Friday in the 1300 block of the Ocean City Boardwalk. The surf shop, which has a larger store in the 700 block of West Avenue, replaced Bob's Pizza on the boards.

   

The Business at Hand >> Team Bunny and Bark for Life join the bassets for Doo Dah weekend

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 10, 2012 01:00 am

So Easter is over and that beautiful weekend just a memory, but the fun is just beginning as the Doo Dah Parade comes to town this Saturday, April 14 at noon.

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Free ice cream, A La Mode

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, April 09, 2012 12:39 pm

Ocean City's A La Mode free ice cream giveaway. Ocean City's A La Mode free ice cream giveaway.

OCEAN CITY — A La Mode on 55th Street and West Avenue hosted its 15th annual free ice cream giveaway outside of the store Saturday, April 7. Lines formed quickly for the complimentary treats on the sunny afternoon.

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