• 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

The Business at Hand >> High gas prices can negatively affect tourism

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:34 am

There’s pain at the pump as the average price of gas – $3.56 per gallon – hit an all-time high for February. The price spiked eight cents since last week and about 18 cents since last month.

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Real estate office honors top sellers

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 18, 2012 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors salutes sales associates in the Ocean City offices for being the office leaders for January.

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OC Unfiltered >> ShlOCals and others who call Ocean City home

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, February 17, 2012 01:00 am

Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about the lOCal phenomenon. That led to my introduction to a word I’d never heard before: “Shlocal.”

Jim and Jen Cupit Jim and Jen Cupit

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Yogo Factory to open on OC Boardwalk

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, February 15, 2012 06:25 pm

New chain looking to add 3 locations in America’s Greatest Family Resort

With 13 stores under construction, Yogo Factory is riding nationwide trend to No. 1 standing in the region

OCEAN CITY — Last summer, Brian Petruzzi was looking to start a new business. A trip to California and subsequent visits to frozen yogurt stores in the Northeast convinced him he had found not only the next big thing, but a better approach to the next big thing.

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Business at Hand >> Ritter made kindergarten special for many

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, February 15, 2012 01:00 am

She was kind and gentle, sweet and so very, very patient. With her white hair in a neat bun, she radiated warmth. She was the next best thing to your mom, and to a 5-year-old, she rocked.

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Ocean City Home Bank sponsors Exchange Club’s Freedom Shrine

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 11, 2012 01:00 am

From left are Krysten Costa, Ocean City Home Bank; Stuart Siratt, Ocean City Exchange Club; and Jean Jacobson, Ocean City Home Bank. From left are Krysten Costa, Ocean City Home Bank; Stuart Siratt, Ocean City Exchange Club; and Jean Jacobson, Ocean City Home Bank. Ocean City Home Bank presented a $1,000 check to the Ocean City Exchange Club in support of the Freedom Shrine project. The Bank’s donation will provide funding for the completion of a Freedom Shrine at the Ocean City Primary School library.

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Solar shingles go up in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 10, 2012 11:44 am

Shore Solar, a division of Shore Siding Inc., based in Ocean City installs New Jersey’s first solar roofing shingles by CertainTeed Friday morning on the Baybridge Condominiums. Shore Solar, a division of Shore Siding Inc., based in Ocean City installs New Jersey’s first solar roofing shingles by CertainTeed Friday morning on the Baybridge Condominiums. OCEAN CITY — New Jersey’s first solar roofing shingles by CertainTeed were installed in Ocean City Friday morning on the Baybridge Condominiums by Shore Solar, a division of Shore Siding Inc., based in Ocean City.

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OC Unfiltered >> Jury selection process is slow and antiquated

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, February 10, 2012 01:00 am

Earlier this week, I had my first encounter with the American justice system, summoned to serve as a potential juror. I had successfully avoided stepping into the courthouse in Cape May County for 35 years, but not this time.

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The Business at Hand >> Parkway security fencing needs to go

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, February 07, 2012 05:00 am

Eight feet tall and more reminiscent of a high security prison than the gateway to a pristine seashore resort area, the chain link fencing topped with barbed wire is about as ugly as it gets.

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OC Unfiltered >> What do LOCal stickers say about us?

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, February 03, 2012 01:00 am

Tammy C, a year-round Ocean City resident since 2005, put this LOCal sticker on the back window of her van because of what it signifies to her. Tammy C, a year-round Ocean City resident since 2005, put this LOCal sticker on the back window of her van because of what it signifies to her. Have you noticed the creative ways the word local is spelled in this town? Judging from the stickers slapped on cars, where the OC is supersized and of a different shade than the neighboring letters, one must assume Ocean City drivers enjoy random capitalization and colorization.

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The Business at Hand >> Paterno is gone, but his legacy lives on

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, February 01, 2012 01:00 am

He notched five undefeated seasons and more wins than any coach in Division I football history; he won a record 24 bowl victories, two national championships and three Big Ten titles.

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Convenience comes at a cost to neighbors

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

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Gotta have a Wawa? Nah-uh.

According to residents living in the vicinity of the defunct Wawa at the corner of Fourth Street and West Avenue, another convenience store opening in that location would be a step above a crack house moving into the neighborhood. Trash, traffic and noise were the primary complaints year-round residents in the 300 and 400 blocks of West Avenue voiced against the convenience store chain during the public comment portion of last week’s Zoning Board meeting.

The bulk of the Jan. 18 meeting was devoted to discussion of an application for use and density variances being sought for the Wawa site, which has lain fallow for a reported four years. The proposal, to subdivide the two lots into six lots and construct six duplexes, also sought relief from the neighborhood business zone requirement that the buildings’ first floors be designated commercial.

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