• PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

    Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

    “We would really like to be able to have a vote on those three people to make sure they have our best interests in mind,” Upper Township school board president Michele Barbieri said at a Nov. 17 meeting.

  • Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

    Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

  • Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

    According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

    OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

    Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

  • Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

    Holiday craft show

    The Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. This show features 75 booths with all new exhibitors designing and decorating. Call 800-822-4112.

  • St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

    OCEAN CITY — Several historic Ocean City properties were named recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

    Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; and My Shore House at $335,879, as well as the city-owned Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; and City Hall at $230,000.

  • OCEAN CITY — The city is hosting a public meeting to discuss phase II of the northend road improvement project 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at St. Francis Cabrini Church in Culliney Hall, 114 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City.

Ocean City Gazette

Paying twice for beach

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I just read that the cities of Sea Isle, Ocean City and Strathmere have been awarded a multi-million dollar federal grant to replenish their beaches to address the damages caused by erosion.

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Update on dredging needed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I noticed that Mayor Jay Gillian gave an update on the capital projects in his public letter of Nov. 14. I also noticed there wasn’t any mention of the back bay dredging project. 

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Ocean City community news, edition of Nov. 19, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Art on Asbury December Show is ‘Le Petite’

The Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit up to two entries for the December competition and exhibition, themed “Le Petite.” Maximum size is 20 united inches including frame. The entry fee is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Entries are accepted in all media and can reflect any theme. Entries can be dropped off Friday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave. There will be a meet the artist reception and awards presentation 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public and the show runs through the end of December. For more information, call 609-814-0308 or see oceancityfineartsleague.org.

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Ocean City events, edition of Nov. 19, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Gary Borger, one of fly fishing’s most renowned names, will be in Ocean City 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., presenting “Smoke and Mirrors,” a program describing his experiences as the fly fishing consultant for the 1991 movie “A River Runs Through It” starring Brad Pitt. Gary Borger, one of fly fishing’s most renowned names, will be in Ocean City 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., presenting “Smoke and Mirrors,” a program describing his experiences as the fly fishing consultant for the 1991 movie “A River Runs Through It” starring Brad Pitt.

Renowned fly fisherman visits Ocean City

Gary Borger, one of fly fishing’s most renowned names, will be in Ocean City 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., presenting “Smoke and Mirrors,” a program describing his experiences as the fly fishing consultant for the 1991 movie “A River Runs Through It” starring Brad Pitt. Borger is a master fly fisherman, fly tier, author, and now, blogger. His demonstrations and lectures are the most popular it fly fishing shows around the country. The program is part of the monthly meeting of the South Jersey Coastal Fly Angers, which is open to all, at no charge.

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Ocean City students recreate experiment as space launch is rescheduled

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, November 17, 2014 02:43 pm

OCEAN CITY — The student experiments that were lost when the Antares rocket carrying them, along with supplies, to the International Space Station exploded after launching Oct. 28 are getting a second chance to fly to space.

According to Ocean City School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, a re-launch of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program projects is in the works and tentatively scheduled for Dec. 9.

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Have breakfast with Santa in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:08 pm

Have breakfast with Santa in Ocean City Have breakfast with Santa in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — The annual Breakfast with Santa events will begin Saturday, Nov. 29 in Ocean City. Bring your Christmas wish list while enjoying breakfast at local eateries while Santa visits 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Nov. 19, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 19, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 19, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 612 calls for service Nov. 9-15

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Cancer Center at Shore celebrates 10 years

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00 am

Amy Waters, Taryn Jones, Hazel Kavle, Jean Robinson, Mary Garrett, Judy Schwartz, Kathy Maguire and Cathie Kane line up to welcome guests to the Shore Cancer Center benefit. Amy Waters, Taryn Jones, Hazel Kavle, Jean Robinson, Mary Garrett, Judy Schwartz and Cathie Kane line up to welcome guests to the Shore Cancer Center benefit.

A fall luncheon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Shore Cancer Center was held recently at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

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Mayor gives updates on capital projects

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:31 am

Mayor Jay Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian

OCEAN CITY — Mayor Jay Gillian gave residents an update on several ongoing capital projects, including Merion Park, Bay Avenue and the boardwalk, in his latest public letter Friday, Nov. 14.

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Quiet Festival silently kicks off in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 04:11 pm

Jen Marra / Mark Soifer of Ocean City and students of the American Sign Language Club of Ocean City High School toss maple tree pods in the air, throw paper airplanes and make large bubbles during the opening ceremonies of Ocean City's annual Quiet Festival Friday, Nov. 14. Jen Marra / Mark Soifer of Ocean City and students of the American Sign Language Club of Ocean City High School toss maple tree pods in the air, throw paper airplanes and make large bubbles during the opening ceremonies of Ocean City's annual Quiet Festival Friday, Nov. 14.

OCEAN CITY — Mark Soifer of Ocean City and students of the American Sign Language Club of Ocean City High School tossed maple tree pods in the air, threw paper airplanes and made large bubbles during the opening ceremonies of Ocean City's annual Quiet Festival Friday, Nov. 14 in the park across from City Hall.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 14, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 14, 2014 03:58 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 14, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 14, 2014

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Nov. 13 at City Hall. Councilman Keith Hartzell participated remotely via telephone.

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Council introduces $750K bond for skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 14, 2014 01:11 pm

A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City. A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Council took the next step in getting a permanent skatepark built at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue when it met Thursday, Nov. 13 at City Hall.

In a 6-1 vote, council introduced a $750,000 bond ordinance that would pay for the skatepark, with Councilman Pete Guinosso voting “no.”

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