• 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.

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Meet Cindy

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, January 20, 2012 01:00 am

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Welcome to OC Unfiltered, a weekly column that invites your opinion about what’s happening in Ocean City. The column will appear exclusively online on Fridays at oc.shorenewstoday.com

If you’re still getting your news in print form, you read on Wednesday in The Ocean City Gazette that, earlier this month, I joined the online paper and that I’ll be writing about the topics that are on your mind and mine.

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Realtors optimistic about market for 2012

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, January 11, 2012 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY – Lured by warm weather, visitors have been flocking to the shore to soak up salt air and sunshine, and they’ve been buying more than pizza, fudge and popcorn.

With interest rates the lowest they’ve been in 30 years, they’re house hunting again.

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Firefighters meet with FIT

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, January 11, 2012 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY – A day after two City Councilmen presented a plan to save money by replacing retiring firefighters with less expensive Emergency Medical Technicians, representatives of FMBA Local 27 appeared at a Fairness in Taxes meeting to discuss fire department operations.

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Shrinking ratable base tough on budget

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, January 04, 2012 01:00 am

City budget to be introduced Jan. 12

OCEAN CITY — The 2012 municipal budget will be unveiled next week, but Frank Donato, the city’s finance director, said a bad economy and the resulting decline in the ratable base means it won’t be an easy process.

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Finance director: no big payouts for OC sick time

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, January 04, 2012 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Accumulated sick pay is a statewide problem, but one that affects some communities more than others, according to city Finance Director Frank Donato. Donato said some reform is necessary, but Ocean City’s total exposure, $4.96 million, is somewhat misleading.

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OC Home Bank promotes 2

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 03, 2012 12:29 pm

OCEAN CITY – Jodi Magazzu, former assistant vice president in commercial lending at Ocean City Home Bank, has been promoted to vice president of commercial lending, the bank has announced, and former credit analyst Vesna Palifrova has been promoted to the post of assistant vice president of commercial lending.

“Jodi and Vesna bring not only knowledge and lending experience, but also tremendous enthusiasm and dedication, to their new positions,” said Steven E. Brady, bank president and CEO. “We’re proud to have them as part of our commercial lending team.”

Magazzu, who lives in Ventnor with her husband and son, has more than seven years of banking experience.

Palifrova moved to the United States from Macedonia in 1999 and joined Ocean City Home Bank in 2001. She lives in Somers Point with her husband and son.

   

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Academy merges with Prudential Fox and Roach

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, December 29, 2011 01:00 am

From left are Nick Marotta, Don Wristbridge, Ed DiCamillo and Kathleen DiGuglielmo of Academy Real Estate which is merging with the Battersea Road office of Prudential Fox and Roach. From left are Nick Marotta, Don Wristbridge, Ed DiCamillo and Kathleen DiGuglielmo of Academy Real Estate which is merging with the Battersea Road office of Prudential Fox and Roach.

OCEAN CITY — Academy Real Estate and a tight-knit group of sales agents have found a new home. Last week, broker and owner Donald Wristbridge and six agents merged with Prudential Fox and Roach and are working out of the firm’s Battersea Road office.

“We’re very excited,” Wristbridge said. “It’s a great match for us at this office. There is a lot of the same office culture and we feel very comfortable. We’ve only been here for a few days and things are very good. It’s nice to be a part of a market leader.”

Academy’s six agents and 15 listings join Prudential’s 75 agents and 250 listings. The firm’s offices collectively handle over 2,500 rental listings on the island.

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Mack dropped from Manco

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, December 29, 2011 01:00 am

Pizza chain now with just one name

OCEAN CITY — Mack and Manco pizzeria is changing its name. The pizza icon will officially be known as Manco and Manco beginning on Jan. 1.

Employees have already started answering the phone with the “Manco and Manco” moniker, but, according to a manager on duty this week at the Boardwalk store at Ninth Street, customers will not notice any difference.

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Clerk honored

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:47 am

City Clerk Linda MacIntyre was honored Dec 20. City Clerk Linda MacIntyre was honored Dec 20.

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Cupcakery on Asbury offering a neat, sweet treat

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 21, 2011 01:00 am

Katie Wiegand of Galloway is the owner of Sandcastle Cupcakes on Asbury Avenue. Katie Wiegand of Galloway is the owner of Sandcastle Cupcakes on Asbury Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — Katie Wiegand opened Sandcastle Cupcakes on Asbury Avenue in April and has been keeping busy since pleasing her customers with creative, fresh flavors.

The 26-year-old from Galloway graduated the Academy of Culinary Arts just two years ago before stumbling upon her first business opportunity.

“I’ve always wanted to have a bakery,” Wiegand said, adding that her dream location was Asbury Avenue.

She admitted she got the baking bug “really late.”

“I left art school and I needed a new medium for being artistic,” Wiegand said.

Last October, she was walking along Asbury Avenue with her husband and saw the for sale sign on the door of what is now her bakery.

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Diane Severino employee of the month

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 15, 2011 01:00 am

Shore Medical Center announced administrative assistant Diane Severino as its December employee of the month.

An Ocean City resident, Severino joined Shore Medical Center in September 2009 as a secretary in the nursing office. According to Shore, she consistently exemplifies Shore’s mission, vision and values. Her welcoming demeanor, can-do attitude and command of her position have earned Severino the trust of all with whom she works, the hospital said.

Pat Otaegui, administrative director of nursing, nominated Severino for her passion, professionalism and dedication to Shore.

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