Ocean City Gazette

Two local coaches celebrate triathlon success at Special Olympics

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Ocean City's Lisa Rumer and Carrie Merritt coached the first-ever triathlon team for the New Jersey Special Olympics. The team competed against athletes from across the nation last month at Nationals, hosted in New Jersey. The first place male and female in the event were from New Jersey. 
Ocean City's Lisa Rumer and Carrie Merritt coached the first-ever triathlon team for the New Jersey Special Olympics. The team competed against athletes from across the nation last month at Nationals, hosted in New Jersey. The first place male and female in the event were from New Jersey. OCEAN CITY —Coaching a team of 16 athletes for the 2014 Special Olympics national games, coaches Carrie Merritt and Lisa Rumer knew it would be a very memorable experience for the competitors, especially because it was the first time the event included the triathlon.

The coaching duo did not expect that it would have such a powerful impact on them.

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Improvement seen in local real estate market

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 03:39 am

OCEAN CITY — Sales are building and rentals are hard to come by for some of the peak summer weeks, according to officials with the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

“We’re having a great summer,” said Ken Sedberry, OCBOR president. “Things are moving forward in a very positive way.”

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Hazy shade of summer

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 am

The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14.  The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas. The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14. The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas. The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14. The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas.

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Police warn of phone scam

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:27 pm

OC OC OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department has recently received reports of attempted fraud targeting local businesses along Asbury Avenue.

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Volunteers from St. Peter’s help in New Orleans

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:16 pm

Five members of the youth group at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church helped build homes in New Orleans recently. Five members of the youth group at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church helped build homes in New Orleans recently. OCEAN CITY — Fulfilling a long-held goal to complete a mission trip before they went their separate ways in college, a tight-knit group of local teens participated in a homebuilding project for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans.

Five members of the graduating St. Peter’s Youth group, known as SPY, traveled to Louisiana earlier this month, helping to build four homes for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

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Two local girls crowned at Miss Cape May County pageant

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:59 am

Dana Piccoli is crowned Miss Cape May County Saturday at the Music Pier. She will compete in the Miss New Jersey Pageant next year.
Dana Piccoli is crowned Miss Cape May County Saturday at the Music Pier. She will compete in the Miss New Jersey Pageant next year. OCEAN CITY – Two Upper Township girls were crowned at the Miss Cape May County and Miss Cape Resorts pageants held Saturday at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Dana Piccoli, 22, of Beesleys Point won the Miss Cape May Pageant. She is a former Miss Ocean City and is studying at the Stockton College School of Education to become a teacher.

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Ocean City events, edition of July 16, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:02 am

Fireworks planned Wednesday night

A fireworks display presented by the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association is set for Wednesday, July 16.

It will be visible off the Boardwalk starting at 10:30 p.m. This is the second of two fireworks shows hosted by the Boardwalk Merchants for the summer of 2014.

Bacon Brothers perform Monday

The Bacon Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21 at the Music Pier. The concert features film star Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael, a musical composer for film and TV, both born and raised in Philadelphia.

The Bacon Brothers’ latest CD is “New Year’s Day,” laden with gritty rock and a touch of Philly Soul, according to organizers. Tickets are $35 on sale for cash or check at the Music Pier Box Office or through www.ticketmaster.com  (additional fees apply). Call 609-525-9248.

Ocean City celebrates the Philippines

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Student singers honored by school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 15, 2014 07:50 am

Choir  OCEAN CITY — Ten members of the Ocean City Intermediate School Chorus participated in the Cape May County Elementary and Junior High Honors Choir, and were recognized by the Ocean City Board of Education at a Wednesday, June 25 board meeting.

“This distinguished choir has been in existence for over 20 years and is comprised of auditioned students from schools throughout Cape May County,” Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said. 

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Two found guilty of the murder of Samuel Rowell

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 15, 2014 05:00 am

MARION COUNTY, S.C.  — Nearly two years after the slaying of former Ocean City resident Samuel Rowell, two Marion County men were convicted by a jury of murder, armed robbery, burglary, conspiracy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime in the death.

Tyrell Woods and Marco Sanders were sentenced to life in prison on May 22 at the conclusion of a trial held at the Marion County Courthouse, according to Carolina.com and various news services.

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Ocean City community news, edition of June 18, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Chip Miller surf fest 

The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (CMCF) will host the 11th Annual Surf Fest on Saturday, July 19 at the 7th Street Surfing Beach. Surf Fest is a community-wide surf contest to benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation, an organization committed to raising awareness of amyloidosis, helping people afflicted with this disease, and supporting research facilities.

The Surf Fest and Chip Miller Charitable Foundation were created in memory of Chip Miller in 2004.

  Joe M. Turner will be the guest at the Tabernacle service Sunday evening. Joe M. Turner will be the guest at the Tabernacle service Sunday evening.

Magician at Tabernacle Sunday

Tim Theule is the speaker this week at the Ocean City Tabernacle.

“He’s committed to the centrality of the Gospel, the doctrines of grace, relevant expository preaching, and authentic, multi-generational community,” reads a statement from the organization.

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