• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • 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.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

Ocean City Gazette

The Business at Hand >> New bridge spans over four mayors

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, June 05, 2012 01:00 am

Following the official grand opening ceremony of the new Ninth Street Bridge and Route 52 Causeway project in Somers Point, four Ocean City mayors boarded a big white trolley and rode across the new bridge Thursday, May 24.

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Meola rep receives Five Star award

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 05, 2012 01:00 am

Lisa Meola

Lisa Meola, condominium department manager for the McMahon Insurance Agency of Ocean City, has been named a Five Star award winner. The designation is given to home and auto insurance managers from Five Star Professional and New Jersey Monthly magazine.DeMeola has more than 25 years of insurance experience and is a certified insurance counselor. She has been with the agency since 2000 and lives in Ocean City.

   

Here comes The Sun

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Sunday, June 03, 2012 01:00 am

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Elsie Becker of Ocean City delivers The Sun-by-the-Sea in the newspaper’s bright yellow electric-powered LSV (low-speed vehicle).
photo courtesy of The Sun. Elsie Becker of Ocean City delivers The Sun-by-the-Sea in the newspaper’s bright yellow electric-powered LSV (low-speed vehicle).

New newspaper debuts in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – The mother-and-son team of Dorothy and Rob Kulisek are expanding their news business.

Dorothy, an oil painter who worked in design and graphics for 25 years for other publications, founded The Sun in the last decade in Wildwood. Rob, a fine arts photographer, has joined his mother in the family business with the May debut of their second publication, The Ocean City Sun by-the-Sea.

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Fishing is aplenty in Ocean City

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Friday, June 01, 2012 12:31 pm

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Fishing and crabbing aren't just for grown-ups, especially at the shore. Ocean City is a family-oriented town - from its clean beaches and boardwalk to bike paths and many safe, convenient fishing piers. Ocean City and its neighboring towns offer the most public choices when it comes to fishing and crabbing. All sites are all well-maintained, plenty of parking is available and all accommodate families of all ages.

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Ocean City specializes in special events all summer

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, June 01, 2012 07:45 am

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In a town that can trace its roots back over 125 years, it may come as no big surprise that some of the highlights of the summer are also the longest running events on the island.

While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, the season really gets going in July. The Fourth of July celebration begins at the end of June with the July Jubilee. Each day at 11 a.m., Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29 at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, will be a different wacky contest, city publicist Mark Soifer explained. Contests leading up to July 4 include taffy sculpting, treasure hunts and more.

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An open letter to AT&T: Can you hear me now?

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

Unfiltered

Dear AT&T,

When last we communicated (and by we, I mean me because you did not extend me the courtesy of a reply), I informed you of the lack of cell phone service here in my hometown and my frustration with such.

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Walking around town, there’s so much to see

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:47 pm

Get off the beaten path and take a walk on the wild side. Ocean City has miles of trails, sidewalks, beach and boardwalk for walkers to explore.

At the beach

Ocean City’s eight miles of beach are walkable at low tide and notable for a number of reasons. But the most famous sight along the shoreline is one you cannot see: the wreck of the Sindia.

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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

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

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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