• OCEAN CITY — Interviewing Richard “Dick” Grimes after being named Citizen of the Year in 2010, I asked him how, at the age of 92, he was able to do so many things.

    “The good Lord will decide when it’s time for Dick Grimes to stop and I guess he’s telling me to keep going,” he said. 

  • A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed.

    OCEAN CITY — As summer hits its stride, clashes are inevitable as motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the roads. However, Capt. Steve Ang of the Ocean City Police Department says bicyclists are generating a lot of complaints. 

    “The majority don’t obey traffic devices, especially along the bike path on Haven Avenue,” Ang said.

  • The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

    OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

  • Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

    photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

    OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

    OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

  • OCEAN CITY — It’s now up to the mayor to decide if the state can proceed with plans to build an elevated boardwalk in Corson’s Inlet, connecting West Avenue at 59th Street to the existing gravel path along a former railroad line in the wetlands.

    City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman Pete Guinosso dissenting, to approve a resolution asking Mayor Jay Gillian to sign off on permit applications required to build the raised walkway over the wetlands at its Aug. 14 meeting.

    Gillian said Thursday that he is not sure whether he will sign the permit applications because he is still researching the topic.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City approves purchase of Schilling property

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 03:07 pm

After years of controversy over the beachfront property known as the Schilling Estate, the city of Ocean City is now in a position to purchase the three lots at 19th Street. After years of controversy over the beachfront property known as the Schilling Estate, the city of Ocean City is now in a position to purchase the three lots at 19th Street.

OCEAN CITY — Protecting the beachfront lots from any future development, City Council unanimously approved a resolution and an accompanying spending ordinance to purchase the Schilling Estate property at 19th and Boardwalk at its Aug. 14 meeting.

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Council asks mayor to apply for permit for Corson’s Inlet boardwalk

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 12:20 pm

OCEAN CITY — It’s now up to the mayor to decide if the state can proceed with plans to build an elevated boardwalk in Corson’s Inlet, connecting West Avenue at 59th Street to the existing gravel path along a former railroad line in the wetlands.

City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman Pete Guinosso dissenting, to approve a resolution asking Mayor Jay Gillian to sign off on permit applications required to build the raised walkway over the wetlands at its Aug. 14 meeting.

Gillian said Thursday that he is not sure whether he will sign the permit applications because he is still researching the topic.

Read more: Council asks mayor to apply for permit for Corson’s Inlet boardwalk

   

Casino workers, protestors greet Christie in Ocean City

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 14, 2014 06:07 pm

Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. OCEAN CITY — Gov. Chris Christie was greeted by protestors and supporters in Ocean City Thursday, with many casino workers petitioning for Christie to come to their aid before three more Atlantic City casinos close.

The town hall meeting at the Music Pier was expected to be on pension reform, and was one of several stops Christie has made throughout the state to push pension and benefits reform.

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OCBP announces unguarded beaches

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:23 pm

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OCEAN CITY — The Department of Fire and Rescue Services has announced the following beaches will be unguarded beginning Monday, Aug. 18:

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Coast Guard, Stranding Center rescue 800-pound turtle off Corson’s Inlet

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 08:35 am

OCEAN CITY — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine rescued an approximately 800-pound leatherback turtle Saturday, Aug. 9 entangled in fishing gear 30 miles off the coast.

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Shade tree commission recommending bamboo ban

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Bill Barlow / A few bamboo plants spread to the next property through a fence. Under an ordinance set for consideration this week, no new bamboo could be planted in Ocean City, and what’s already planted will have to be contained within the original property. Bill Barlow / A few bamboo plants spread to the next property through a fence. Under an ordinance set for consideration this week, no new bamboo could be planted in Ocean City, and what’s already planted will have to be contained within the original property.

(UPDATED 11 a.m. Aug. 13) OCEAN CITY — It’s tall, graceful and fast growing. It’s well adapted to the New Jersey; so well adapted, in fact, that it often spreads well beyond where it’s been planted.

And if City Council approves, new bamboo plants could be banned in Ocean City.

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FoodBank named grant recipient

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Pictured are Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch Executive Director Evelyn Benton and Ocean City Masonic Club President Steven Friedrich. Submitted / Pictured are Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch Executive Director Evelyn Benton and Ocean City Masonic Club President Steven Friedrich.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is a recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Foster-Karney Foundation, the Ocean City Masonic Club recently announced.

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133 come out for youth fishing tournament

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 04:47 pm

Jen Marra / Lauren Hazewski, 14, of Avondale, Pa.; Ayden Cherry, 12, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Madison Schwartz, 10, of Egg Harbor Township; and Reese Dawson, 13, of Maple Shade take home trophies in the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday, Aug. 9 on the beach near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. Jen Marra / Lauren Hazewski, 14, of Avondale, Pa.; Ayden Cherry, 12, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Madison Schwartz, 10, of Egg Harbor Township; and Reese Dawson, 13, of Maple Shade take home trophies in the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday, Aug. 9 on the beach near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge.

OCEAN CITY — Gobs of seaweed and a surprising lack of fish did not deter 133 youngsters who competed in the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 9 in Ocean City’s north end.

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Ocean City’s Dick Grimes dies at 96

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:17 pm

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OCEAN CITY — Richard “Dick” Grimes of Ocean City died Saturday, Aug. 9 at the age of 96.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:00 am

Weird week underway

It’s fun! It’s free! It’s Ocean City’s Weird Contest Week, which, for over 40 years, has invited folks of all ages to exercise their creative skills. The event, billed as “Wacky But Not Tacky,” features six unusual contests daily through Aug. 15 in the Loggia of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Aug. 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:00 am

Classy Chef's Sizzling Summer Cooking Series

Do you spend hours watching food being prepared on television but never get a chance to taste it? Do you have a favorite TV chef? Join Chef Annmarie Chelius as she prepares simple recipes from TV favorite Sunny Anderson 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 in the Senior Center kitchen at the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. There will be no pre-registration. Chelius will be handing out numbers at 3:45 p.m. for admittance to the demo. Class size is limited to 20 people. For more information, contact Karen at 609-399-2434, ext. 5238.

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Settlement paves way for purchase of Schilling property in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, August 11, 2014 04:07 pm

The Helen Schilling Estate property at 19th Street and the beach. The Helen Schilling Estate property at 19th Street and the beach.

(UPDATED 12 p.m. Aug. 12) OCEAN CITY — After years of controversy over the beachfront property known as the Schilling Estate, the city of Ocean City is now in a position to purchase the three lots at 19th Street.

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