• The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29.

    OCEAN CITY — With a newly unveiled billboard sporting an anti-drug and alcohol message behind him, Len Desiderio, the mayor Sea Isle City – one of four communities involved in a new program at Ocean City High School – said students like those involved in the school’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have the right idea. 

  • Submitted / The Ocean City High School girls soccer team will participate in the fourth annual HERO Walk and the Hats Off to HEROES promotion Sunday, Oct. 5. Here, they practice tossing their hats in the air.

    OCEAN CITY — The HERO Campaign will launch the inaugural Hats Off to HEROES promotion during its fourth annual HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Ocean City Civic Center.

    During the opening ceremony, organizers will distribute baseball hats with the HERO Campaign logo and participants will simultaneously toss them into the air. They expect over 2,000 hats to take flight.

  • Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    OCEAN CITY — Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    Ocean City went up against Millville and Collingswood, and received 4,996 votes, or 63.5 percent. In second place, Collingswood received 1,987 votes. Millville came in third with 882 votes.

  • Veterans receive support through annual event

    Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

    OCEAN CITY — Sgt. Robert Gordon had just completed Army Ranger training when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After five years and three tours as an airborne Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, he returned home only to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a result of exposure to radiation.

  • GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

    Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

  • OCEAN CITY — A campaign aimed at preventing drug abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle will kick off with a billboard unveiling noon Monday, Sept. 29 on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge in Marmora.

    The campaign is called “Did You Know,” and the billboard will host a different message each month. Organizers hope that the message on the billboard will spark conversation between parents and teenagers.

Ocean City Gazette

Frozen yogurt is on trend this summer in Ocean City

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 04:40 pm

 Trends often start in California and emerge a few years later on the East Coast. The latest fad to wash ashore: self-serve frozen yogurt stores.

The healthy dessert alternative to ice cream was introduced to Ocean City by native Tina Spadafora, who graduated from the University of San Diego in 2009 with a marketing degree. A self-confessed frozen yogurt addict, Spadafora opened Yoasis at 838 Asbury Ave. in March.

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Where to go in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:30 pm

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Parks and playgrounds and other spots to know in and around Ocean City.

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Hungry? Ocean City Boardwalk has lots of new choices to offer this summer

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 06:33 am

OCEAN CITY – For the most part, most of what’s new on the boardwalk for summer 2012 focuses on what to eat; however, two new retail shops have opened.

After one year on the boardwalk, Bryn & Dane’s packed up its healthy menu and vacated its spot at Gillian’s Wonderland in the 600 block. Philly Pretzel Factory has moved into the space with a menu of pretzel twists, cinnamon pretzels, and pretzel-wrapped hot dogs.

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Three protected beaches, several other breaks open to surfers in OC

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 31, 2012 06:24 am

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OCEAN CITY – Depending on where the waves are coming from, Waverly Boulevard has long been the top spot for long-board surfing in Ocean City.

Longtime Ocean City surfers say it remains a good break, depending on the tide, but it changed after a recent beach replenishment project; and a mild winter has meant there has not been extensive erosion to return it to its former shape.

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Nor’easters storm the soccer fields

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:00 am

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The Ocean City Nor’easters soccer team plays in the Premier Development League of the United Soccer Leagues. The team features an impressive lineup of college players.

Four former Cape-Atlantic League all stars are on this year’s Nor’easters’ roster.

They include John Fogarty and Kevin Curran from Ocean City High School, Alex Weidman, a Mainland Regional graduate, and Junior Chapman from St. Augustine Prep.

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Tennis courts abundant on the island

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:00 am

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 Within a block of Ocean City High School, tennis will again be in the spotlight this summer.

Enter or watch any of the tennis tournaments put together by Phil Birnbaum, the longtime director of tennis for the resort and award-winning coach at Richard Stockton College. His programs begin in mid-June.

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The 2012 Sandie awards are in!

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:00 am

The Sandies are awarded to the best of Ocean City in the most obscure categories and for no reason in particular.

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Stainton’s is open for business, adding over 70 unique shops to the downtown

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:00 am

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It’s new and different, very exciting and it could be just what shoppers need to help revitalize Ocean City’s downtown in tough economic times.

Stainton’s: A Gallery of Shops is open for business, and despite the familiar location, it’s anything but your mother’s department store.

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Where’s it, What’s it?

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:00 am

Identify the landmark or person in the photo.

Where’s it, What’s it? Ocean City

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At the Community Center, there is something for everyone

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:49 am

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 It’s bricks and mortar, a mix of new and old, and inside Ocean City’s Community Center, it’s all about opportunity.

With the Free Public Library, Arts Center, Historical Museum, Aquatic and Fitness Center and Senior Center under one roof, it’s a place where one can both explore and experience, a place to soothe and exercise body, mind and spirit.

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Best of Ocean City >> Local luminaries give their top 10

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:33 pm

Well-known faces in Ocean City, Tom Williams, Cathy Finnegan, Mark Soifer, Michele Gillian and Michael Hartman give their lists of the Top 10 things to do or see when visiting Ocean City.

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Golf by the bay

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, May 30, 2012 09:46 pm

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 Over near the bay, is the Ocean City Golf Course, where golfers can work on their short game on the 12 holes – 11 par threes and one par four.

The golf course, at 26th Street and Bay Avenue, has a fully equipped pro shop where you can rent bags and clubs or carts. It is adjacent to the airport on Bay Avenue and you can play for $12 a round, $10 if you are over 62 or under 14. The course was designed by Leo Fraser, former owner of the Atlantic City Country Club and member of the Philadelphia PGA Hall of Fame.

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