• HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic City Electric announced today (Thursday, Aug. 21) that base electric rates will increase by 1.65 percent effective Sept. 1.

    “On August 20, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced its approval of a stipulation of settlement in the Atlantic City Electric (ACE) base rate case authorizing ACE to increase its electric distribution rates by $19 million.”

  • OCEAN CITY — Interviewing Richard “Dick” Grimes after being named Citizen of the Year in 2010, I asked him how, at the age of 92, he was able to do so many things.

    “The good Lord will decide when it’s time for Dick Grimes to stop and I guess he’s telling me to keep going,” he said. 

  • A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed.

    OCEAN CITY — As summer hits its stride, clashes are inevitable as motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the roads. However, Capt. Steve Ang of the Ocean City Police Department says bicyclists are generating a lot of complaints. 

    “The majority don’t obey traffic devices, especially along the bike path on Haven Avenue,” Ang said.

  • The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

    OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

  • Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

    photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

    OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

    OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Sturdy Bank contributes to Community Center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 28, 2011 01:00 am

Members of the board of directors of the Ocean City Community Center Association accept a $1,000 donation from Sturdy Savings Bank. Pictured, from left, are Joe Ney, Drew Fasy, Wendy Moyle, Pam Horn, Laurie Howey, Ken Cooper, Cricket Frank, Doug Grisbaum, board chairman John Shirk and Mike Lloyd of Sturdy Savings Bank. The Association supports the Community Center’s facilities and programs. The OCCCA will hold its second annual Summer Kick-Off Fundraiser on Friday, June 10 at the Flanders Hotel.   Members of the board of directors of the Ocean City Community Center Association accept a $1,000 donation from Sturdy Savings Bank. Pictured, from left, are Joe Ney, Drew Fasy, Wendy Moyle, Pam Horn, Laurie Howey, Ken Cooper, Cricket Frank, Doug Grisbaum, board chairman John Shirk and Mike Lloyd of Sturdy Savings Bank. The Association supports the Community Center’s facilities and programs. The OCCCA will hold its second annual Summer Kick-Off Fundraiser on Friday, June 10 at the Flanders Hotel.

Members of the board of directors of the Ocean City Community Center Association accept a $1,000 donation from Sturdy Savings Bank. Pictured, from left, are Joe Ney, Drew Fasy, Wendy Moyle, Pam Horn, Laurie Howey, Ken Cooper, Cricket Frank, Doug Grisbaum, board chairman John Shirk and Mike Lloyd of Sturdy Savings Bank. The Association supports the Community Center’s facilities and programs. The OCCCA will hold its second annual Summer Kick-Off Fundraiser on Friday, June 10 at the Flanders Hotel.
 

Recession continues to hit local economy

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 20, 2011 01:00 am

Branding, niche called key to success

Local merchants don’t need a reminder that the recession is wreaking havoc on small businesses. But they do need help dealing with it.

Last Thursday, the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce presented its third annual marketing summit featuring Ocean City publicist Mark Soifer, Diane Wieland, the director of tourism for Cape May County, and keynote speaker Jamie Siracusa, who analyzed marketing and advertising information to help merchants make informed decisions for the summer.

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Guyon joins Title Company of Jersey in-house counsel

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 20, 2011 01:00 am

Kevin C. Guyon has been added to the staff of the Title Company of Jersey as in-house counsel. His position will have responsibilities in the company’s seven branch offices located throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties in title and settlement operations.

Guyon comes to the Company from Fidelity National Title in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was claims counsel. Over the past 19 years, Guyon has operated a title agency with a partner in Berlin, New Jersey, been employed as a manager, closer and counsel to a title agency in Freehold, New Jersey, and was a staff attorney for another title agency in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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Gas and Go

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Written by Allison Travers Wednesday, April 06, 2011 04:55 am

A new Sunoco station is under construction at the site of the old gas station at 34th Street and West Ave. The new gas station will include a convenience store. It is set to be complete by the summer tourist season. A new Sunoco station is under construction at the site of the old gas station at 34th Street and West Ave. The new gas station will include a convenience store. It is set to be complete by the summer tourist season.

A new Sunoco station is under construction at the site of the old gas station at 34th Street and West Ave. The new gas station will include a convenience store. It is set to be complete by the summer tourist season.

 

 

   

Mulford joins Catamaran Media

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 05, 2011 02:50 pm

Shawna Mulford Shawna Mulford

Catamaran Media, the publisher of The Gazette and Current Newspapers, is pleased to welcome Ocean City native Shawna Mulford to the Ocean City/Mainland-based sales team as an advertising sales representative.

Before joining Millennium Radio Group, Shawna held the title of director of sales and marketing for Shimberg Homes, LLC, a custom home builder with operations in Tampa, Florida.

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Ordinance limiting real estate signs now permanent

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Written by LAURA STETSER Tuesday, March 29, 2011 05:33 pm

City Council unanimously approved two ordinances that make permanent the rules for real estate signs.

Last year, council passed the same ordinances with a one-year limit as a way to test out the regulations. City Administrator Michael Datillo said there were no reports of real or perceived problems with the rules, and advised council to pass the permanent versions.

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Councilman: Community ‘snookered’ on Wawa sale

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, March 09, 2011 11:42 am

On Monday, a sale sign still hung on the former Wawa convenience store on the north end of West Ave. The day after a proposed zoning change, the property was listed on Wawa’s website as under contract. On Monday, a sale sign still hung on the former Wawa convenience store on the north end of West Ave. The day after a proposed zoning change, the property was listed on Wawa’s website as under contract.

Vacant since 2008, property sold a day after new ordinance

Members of the Ocean City planning board have agreed that changing the zoning at the former site of a Wawa store, in the 300 block of West Avenue, is inconsistent with the city’s master plan.

“We have to abide by the master plan,” said Sally Jo Delussa, chairwoman, at a March 2 meeting. “There was an obvious consensus. Everyone agreed.”

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Apply by March 15 for $45,000 in sustainability grants

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 03, 2011 04:27 pm

Partnership between PSEG, ANJEE bolsters environmental education

Does your organization have a creative idea for a partnership between non-formal environmental education providers and K-5 pre-service or practicing teachers? The PSEG Foundation and the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) will be awarding a total of $45,000 in competitive grants to help increase the sustainability of New Jersey communities, through the new PSEG-ANJEE Learners in Sustainability (PALS) grant program.

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Success, setbacks, and renewed splendor

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, March 02, 2011 01:05 pm

An accommodating crew: Members of the Flanders Hotel's team include Sous Chef  Paul Hoelter, Executive Chef Michael Druker, General Manager Jennifer Dunn,  Tiffany Sterling, Morgan Roberts, Rita Henry, Director of Catering Karen  Bergman, Colleen Hacker, Paul Verdi and Susan Ludwig. An accommodating crew: Members of the Flanders Hotel's team include Sous Chef Paul Hoelter, Executive Chef Michael Druker, General Manager Jennifer Dunn, Tiffany Sterling, Morgan Roberts, Rita Henry, Director of Catering Karen Bergman, Colleen Hacker, Paul Verdi and Susan Ludwig.[Allison Travers]

The comeback is complete for OC’s Flanders Hotel

The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City has weathered a world at war, the Great Depression, and numerous northeast storms and hurricanes. It survived a fire that took out most of the Boardwalk. And more than one owner has gone under trying to save it.

The Spanish Mission Revival style structure, built in 1923, was the island’s first elegant hotel, capable of competing with some of the best hotels in the United States. Nearly 90 years later, the Grand Dame of the Boardwalk remains a treasured community icon, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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McMahon Agency joins select group of independent insurers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 02, 2011 12:52 pm

PRINCETON – The McMahon Agency of Ocean City has joined a select group of peer insurance agencies in New Jersey now offering expanded resources and capabilities for the insured through membership in the New Jersey Agents Alliance (NJAA), a jointly-owned organization.

Made up of a small group of independently-owned agencies, the NJAA was designed to support the growth of its partner agencies as well as to create more resources and options for their customers.

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LoBiondo to address OC chamber

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 02, 2011 12:37 pm

OCEAN CITY – U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo is the guest speaker at the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at Flanders Hotel, 719 East 11th St., starting at 8:30 a.m.

The breakfast is $20 per person and is open to the public.  Reservations can be made by calling 399-1412 or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Investing ad dollars for the best result

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 16, 2011 08:00 am

Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, said advertising efforts for the summer season will be aimed at the outer markets – the communities and families throughout the Delaware Valley who have long known about and enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City.

“We’re going after our traditional market, the tried-and-true,” Gillian said. “The Pennsylvania market is our bread and butter. It’s a unique market and they like our simple values. With North Jersey and New York, there are a lot of beaches to choose from. We have to be smart about where we invest.

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