• knight's tale OCEAN CITY - King Arthur, played by Oliver Trout, and Patsy, played by Brendan Haddon, visit with the Knights who say Ni, the tallest knight played by Matt Popp, and encounter another problem after handing over the shrubbery the knights demanded as the students perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Saturday, April 5 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.  

  • OCEAN CITY — The five Republican candidates for U.S. Senate — Brian Goldberg, Rich Pezzullo, Murray Sabrin, Robert Turkavage and Jeff Bell — will each make a presentation at the Ocean City Republican Club meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in Lecture Room 110 at the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

  • District says students never turned away for parents’ lack of photo ID

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City School District is among 138 districts statewide where enrollment requirements include photo identification, prompting the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey to threaten litigation if the policy doesn’t change.

  • Claire Lowe/ King Arthur, center, portrayed by Oliver Trout, and the Knights of the Round Table, with Brother Maynard, at left, portrayed by Parker Guariglia, and Arthur’s horse Patsy, in center, portrayed by Brendan Haddon.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School Drama Guild will present “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” a musical lovingly ripped off from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” by Eric Idle and John DuPrez, April 3-5 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center.

  • newAlstonEighteen players from area high schools will put on their basketball uniforms one last time on Saturday, March 29 to play in All Star Saturday at the Dixie Howell Memorial Gymnasium in Ocean City.

    Prime Events All Star Saturday will be held at Ocean City High School on Saturday with the best seniors from the Cape-Atlantic League facing off in the final two basketball games of four that celebrate the present and future of the CAL.

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Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:05 am

Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians  Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

OCEAN CITY — A wooden billboard recently donated to the Ocean City Historical Museum is generating more questions than answers, and the museum staff is on a mission to solve the puzzle. 

The sign, created at the behest of former Mayor Nathaniel C. Smith more than 50 years ago, was carefully preserved at the 46th Street Firehouse. The facility served as the city’s paint shop during Smith’s tenure, from 1959 to 1963. Firefighters recently uncovered the sign and took it to the museum.

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Realtors see improvement in rental market

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:13 am

OCEAN CITY — One of the snowiest, coldest winters on record hasn’t helped the local real estate market, but local professionals are expecting a busy spring to make up for a somewhat sluggish start to the New Year.

“Needless to say, with all the heavy snow and cold weather we have had, it hasn’t helped,” said Ken Sedberry, president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

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29th Street playground in Ocean City to honor child killed at Sandy Hook

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Nearly a year in the making, construction of a new playground next to the Firehouse at 29th Street and West Avenue will begin on May 15.

The playground is courtesy of the Sandy Ground Project, whose mission is two-fold; to rebuild playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012 and create a memorial to the 26 teachers and children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. shortly thereafter.

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Firefighters, SWAT teams training at Christian Brothers building

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Firefighters, SWAT teams training at Christian Brothers building	Firefighters, SWAT teams training at Christian Brothers building  OCEAN CITY — After serving the De La Salle Christian Brothers for more than a century, an oceanfront landmark at 31st Street will be demolished in the coming weeks.

Until then, the structure, known as Ocean Rest Educational Center, has one more mission.

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Rotary cleans up Ocean Drive

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 09:15 pm

 Members of the Rotary Club of Ocean City/Upper Township participated in their annual road clean up of Ocean Drive Members of the Rotary Club of Ocean City/Upper Township participated in their annual road clean up of Ocean Drive  Members of the Rotary Club of Ocean City/Upper Township participated in their annual road clean up of Ocean Drive between Ocean City and Strathmere on Saturday, April 12. Pictured here are Tom Shaiko, club president Todd Bower, Sallie Godfrey, Bob Duzs and Larry Deming.

 

10 firearms seized after Ocean City standoff

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 05:07 pm

An armed man surrendered in Ocean City this morning after a standoff of about an hour, according to police.

The Cape May County SWAT team, the county hostage negotiations team and officers with the county prosecutor’s office joined Ocean City Police surrounding a property in the 200 block of Bay Avenue on Tuesday morning, after a man allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a handgun.

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Cricket Frank honored at working women event

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 15, 2014 03:00 pm

 OCEAN CITY — Cricket Frank was a college co-ed when she came to Ocean City with a friend, on a whim, to catch her first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Rochester, NY native fell in love with both the seashore and a handsome young man named Tony Frank. The visit changed her life in ways she could not have imagined.

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Vans Custom Culture art competition

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:30 pm

Vans Custom Culture art competition  Ocean City High School students participated in the Van's Custom Culture art competition. Four entries were selected and are now on their way to California. If the school's entries are selected in the top 50, the community will have an opportunity to help the school's art program win a $50,000 top prize. From left, Ryan Givens, Katie Leadvetter, Carly Roeck and Dan Loggi pose with their designs.  OCEAN CITY — Carly Roeck has never been surfing, but she loves the surf culture. So when it came time to custom design a pair of sneakers for a national competition, she knew exactly what she wanted to paint.  

Roeck, an Ocean City High School senior, was one of four students at the school whose vibrant designs were selected to compete in the Van’s Custom Culture Art Competition.

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