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Ocean City High School 3rd marking period honor roll

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am

Ocean City High School 3rd marking period honor roll Ocean City High School 3rd marking period honor roll

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Ceremony honors 4 Ocean City forgotten heroes

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY – The cremated remains of four veterans from Ocean City, unclaimed for decades on the shelf of a local funeral home, will finally be given a proper burial on Thursday, April 25.

These “forgotten heroes” will be honored at a ceremony 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocean City, Fifth Street and Wesley Avenue. Actual internment will take place following the ceremony at the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery in Cape May Court House. The public is invited.

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Cape May County news in brief, edition of April 24, 2013

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, April 23, 2013 05:14 pm

County Law Enforcement Memorial Service is May 10

The public is invited to attend the annual Cape May County Law Enforcement Memorial Service 11 a.m. Friday, May 10 at the Cape May County Public Safety Training Center, 171 Crest Haven Road in Cape May Court House. The Cape May County Police Academy and the Cape May County Chiefs of Police hold a memorial service each year to remember and honor police officers killed in the line of duty in Cape May County.

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Reasons to keep the ethics board

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 23, 2013 05:14 pm

To the editor:

By now most of you have already made up your mind as to whether our local ethics commission should be retained or disbanded. There are good arguments on either side. I doubt I can change anyone’s opinion. But before I watch it sink into oblivion, I want to tell you why I think it’s important to keep it.

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Home Bank Foundation gives to Every Breath Counts walk

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 01:00 am

From left are Jean Jacobson, president of Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation; Lois Shohen-Brown, president of Every Breath Counts; and Tricia Ciliberto, secretary for the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation. From left are Jean Jacobson, president of Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation; Lois Shohen-Brown, president of Every Breath Counts; and Tricia Ciliberto, secretary for the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation.

OCEAN CITY — According to the Every Breath Counts Foundation, Atlantic and Cape May counties have the highest incidences of lung cancer in the state of New Jersey. To help the nonprofit organization raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research, the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation donated $1,000 for the Every Breath Counts Foundation’s annual walk/run event.

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Ocean City business owners updated on Sandy recovery

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, April 22, 2013 04:47 pm

Claire Lowe / Joe Molineaux, director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Stockton College, speaks at the post-Sandy roundtable, as panel guests Michael McMahon of McMahon Agency; Scott Halliday, general contractor and custom home builder; attorney and city solicitor Dottie McCrosson; and Sheryl Paynter, economic development and lender relations specialist for the SBA, look on. Claire Lowe / Joe Molineaux, director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Stockton College, speaks at the post-Sandy roundtable, as panel guests Michael McMahon of McMahon Agency; Scott Halliday, general contractor and custom home builder; attorney and city solicitor Dottie McCrosson; and Sheryl Paynter, economic development and lender relations specialist for the SBA, look on.

OCEAN CITY — Business owners got some answers about post-Sandy recovery when they met in the Ocean City Tabernacle Thursday, April 18 for a roundtable with area professionals.

The event, sponsored by Ocean City Home Bank, featured Joe Molineaux, director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Stockton College, as well as Michael McMahon of McMahon Agency; Scott Halliday, general contractor and custom home builder; Sheryl Paynter, economic development and lender relations specialist for the federal Small Business Administration; and city solicitor Dottie McCrosson.

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Ocean City students blow bubbles for autism

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, April 22, 2013 01:21 pm

Claire Lowe / Sophomore Alec Helm of Ocean City, event organizer, blows bubbles with teachers and peers Monday, April 22 for Autism Awareness Month. Claire Lowe / Sophomore Alec Helm of Ocean City, event organizer, blows bubbles with teachers and peers Monday, April 22 for Autism Awareness Month.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School students wore blue and gathered outside of the cafeteria Monday, April 22 to blow bubbles for Autism Awareness Month.

Sophomore Alec Helm of Ocean City organized the event at the high school, which also included selling blue lollipops, pins and bracelets.

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OC to monitor customer service, Longo named interim replacement for Mallon

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:09 am

OC to monitor customer service, Longo named interim replacement for Mallon OC to monitor customer service, Longo named interim replacement for Mallon

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City will begin to monitor its customer service methods this summer to find ways to improve, Mayor Jay Gillian wrote in a letter to residents, Friday, April 19.

In that letter, Gillian also announced that the city’s new acting director of community services will be Steve Longo. Longo is replacing Jim Mallon, who resigned recently to take a business administrator position in Pine Hill.

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Ocean City High School hosts juried art show

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, April 21, 2013 09:27 am

Submitted / The winners of the art show are, in back, from left, Sam Ruszkowski, Brooke Imber, Alyssa Gallagher, Paul Matusz, Calliope Yiannos, Rachel Fosbenner, Kyle Sherman; in front from left, Noah Bromhead and James Woolley. Maya Laws and Renata Altimari are not pictured. Submitted / The winners of the art show are, in back, from left, Sam Ruszkowski, Brooke Imber, Alyssa Gallagher, Paul Matusz, Calliope Yiannos, Rachel Fosbenner, Kyle Sherman; in front from left, Noah Bromhead and James Woolley. Maya Laws and Renata Altimari are not pictured.

OCEAN CITY — Students in all grade levels participated in this year’s Ocean City High School Juried Art Show, which took place Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 and 18 inside the library. Organizer and studio art teacher Paul Matusz said that he received 150 submissions this year, in a variety of media.

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A woman of distinction: AAUW honors Peggy Lloyd

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, April 21, 2013 01:00 am

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When the American Association of University Women – Atlantic County branch chose Peggy Lloyd, 99, as their 2013 Woman of Distinction, a large contingent from Ocean City attended the luncheon honoring this pint-sized lady.

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