• One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said. “But if it was thunder, it was weirdest thunder I've ever heard. It was more like a growl that went on for about four seconds.”

    Walter said he didn't catch anything today, but found some seaglass.

    In North Cape May and Cape May Court House, Becky Sargent and Jean MacCoy said they heard the rumble, though the ground didn’t shake.

  • The NJSIAA released the pairings Wednesday for the boys and girls soccer state tournaments, which are set to begin early next week. Most high school soccer teams from Cape May County will participate.

    In boys soccer, Ocean City is the No. 1 seed in South Jersey Group III. The defending sectional champions will host No. 16 Timber Creek in an opening-round game.

    Middle Township has earned the No. 4 seed in South Jersey Group II. The Panthers will host No. 13 Cedar Creek in their first playoff game. Also in Group II, Lower Cape May is the No. 16 seed and will go to top-seeded Sterling in the first round.

  • Ocean City High School field hockey team, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey and No. 3 in the state, lost to Eastern, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon in Voorhees. Raider junior Maria Farnan scored the game's first goal with an assist from sophomore Alexis Paone to give Ocean City (18-1) a 1-0 lead.

    Cory Terry’s team begins its quest for a third straight state championship on Thursday at Trish LeFever Field when it hosts Mainland. The Mustangs defeated Winslow, 9-0, on Monday in the first round of NJSIAA Group 3. OCHS, the No. 2 seeded team, had a bye in the first round. Thursday’s game is a rematch of last season’s South Jersey final.

  • Superintendent says students, faculty were in safe viewing area when explosion occurred

    photos by Eugene Caffrey / The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

    OCEAN CITY — The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

    The rocket was carrying Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft and 5,000 pounds of food, water and student science experiments, including one created by six Ocean City High School students.

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday

    OCEAN CITY — Festive and fun, the Halloween Parade is one of Ocean City’s most beloved traditions. The 67th annual event will roll down Asbury Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 30 as darkness descends.

    The parade features string bands, local high school musicians - including the Red Raider marching band - decorated floats, modern and antique fire trucks, and hundreds of costumed children.

  • Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

Ocean City Gazette

Laura’s Fudge introduces gluten-free product line

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:24 am

Submitted Laura’s Fudge employee Melissa Chew holds up some of the gluten-free products at the new 932 Boardwalk store. Submitted Laura’s Fudge employee Melissa Chew holds up some of the gluten-free products at the new 932 Boardwalk store. OCEAN CITY — Gluten-free is the new buzz word when it comes to celebrity diets, but for some, gluten-free is not a fad, it’s a medical issue.

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The Business at Hand >> Can the SPCA really pull over a driver with an unrestrained dog?

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:24 am

The news appeared out of the blue: a new state law requiring drivers to secure their dogs in a pet seat belt or be subject to fines, ranging from $250 to $1,000 and as much as six months in jail.

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Mallon’s now operating boardwalk stand

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, June 17, 2012 09:36 am

Mallon’s sticky buns are now available on the Ocean City Boardwalk in front of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Mallon’s sticky buns are now available on the Ocean City Boardwalk in front of Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. OCEAN CITY — They’re soft and gooey; a delicious mix of specially blended flour, lots of butter, sugar and cinnamon. With a special topping and raisins, or maybe some nuts, Mallon’s sticky buns have been a family tradition on the island since 1988.

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For family vacations, Father knew best

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, June 15, 2012 01:00 am

When people ask me why I live in Ocean City, I always give the same answer: I vacationed here as a child and thought it would be cool to grow up and live here.

While not a particularly original story, it’s true. It’s also an extremely abridged version of the story.

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Realtors receive honor society awards

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 14, 2012 01:00 am

Prudential Fox and Roach recently honored sales associates from their Ocean City Offices with an Honor Society Award for their excellent sales performance for 2011, placing them in the top 11 percent of associates companywide. Sales associates honored include Bob Davis, Garden Plaza; Caroline Watts, 34th Street and John Woolam, 55th Street. Honored, but not pictured, were Sean McGinnis and Robin Parris, both from the 34th Street Office; Scott Kirkpatrick, Battersea; and Michael Rayno, Garden Plaza.

 

T-shirt debate is laughable

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, June 13, 2012 01:00 am

To the editor:

My family and I first fell in love with Ocean City nearly 20 years ago. We are blessed to come to the shore each July and hope to purchase a property in the next couple of years. I have made it a habit of reading The Gazette each week to keep up with the town happenings.

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T-shirt ad was offensive

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, June 13, 2012 01:00 am

To the editor:

I am contacting you in order to express my disappointment with The Gazette for accepting the “in your face” advertisement in the June 6 issue proudly displaying one of the offensives T-shirts suggesting of all thing that it would be a wonderful Father’s Day gift.

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The Business at Hand >> Jersey Shore HEROES are the designated drivers

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, June 12, 2012 01:00 am

It was every parent’s worst nightmare; a knock on the door at 4 a.m.

State Police officers arrived at the home of Bill and Muriel Elliott on July 22, 2000 to inform them that their only son was dead.

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The article, not the word, was offensive

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, June 12, 2012 01:00 am

To the editor:

So I have let some time go by before I responded to the article (about my store, Linda's Gifts) written in the May 30 edition of the Ocean City Gazette. To be truthful, I did not even read the article, but my manager (a 78-year-old, die-hard Christian, and the mother in law of the minister at the Cornerstone Community Church) read it and she was very upset. So upset, in fact, that I asked her not to show the article to me.

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My advice to the graduates: Have a ‘Glee’ful life!

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, June 08, 2012 01:06 am

Graduation ceremonies are often marked by grave proclamations about how “today is the first day of the rest of your life,” or how “today is the day that one chapter ends, but another begins,” or how “today is the day one door closes, but another one opens.”

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Feast on iCandy, a new confectionery on Asbury Ave.

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, June 08, 2012 01:03 am

Arie Staller, owner of iCandy owner Jan Staller, displays a tray of hand-decorated chocolate-covered Oreos. Arie Staller, owner of iCandy owner Jan Staller, displays a tray of hand-decorated chocolate-covered Oreos. OCEAN CITY – Arie Staller is the proverbial kid in a candy store.

Staller, a former newspaper reporter who currently practices law in New York City, gets excited just talking about her mother's handmade chocolate creations. Recently, she's been helping her mother, Jan, get her second iCandy store up and running at 754 Asbury Ave.

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On naughty words, and what they mean

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, June 07, 2012 01:00 am

You bet I believe words matter.

The right collection of well chosen words can change a society. Words can raise a nation or raze one. Whoever came up with the line about sticks and stones was a prevaricator of the first order.

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