• One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said. “But if it was thunder, it was weirdest thunder I've ever heard. It was more like a growl that went on for about four seconds.”

    Walter said he didn't catch anything today, but found some seaglass.

    In North Cape May and Cape May Court House, Becky Sargent and Jean MacCoy said they heard the rumble, though the ground didn’t shake.

  • The NJSIAA released the pairings Wednesday for the boys and girls soccer state tournaments, which are set to begin early next week. Most high school soccer teams from Cape May County will participate.

    In boys soccer, Ocean City is the No. 1 seed in South Jersey Group III. The defending sectional champions will host No. 16 Timber Creek in an opening-round game.

    Middle Township has earned the No. 4 seed in South Jersey Group II. The Panthers will host No. 13 Cedar Creek in their first playoff game. Also in Group II, Lower Cape May is the No. 16 seed and will go to top-seeded Sterling in the first round.

  • Ocean City High School field hockey team, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey and No. 3 in the state, lost to Eastern, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon in Voorhees. Raider junior Maria Farnan scored the game's first goal with an assist from sophomore Alexis Paone to give Ocean City (18-1) a 1-0 lead.

    Cory Terry’s team begins its quest for a third straight state championship on Thursday at Trish LeFever Field when it hosts Mainland. The Mustangs defeated Winslow, 9-0, on Monday in the first round of NJSIAA Group 3. OCHS, the No. 2 seeded team, had a bye in the first round. Thursday’s game is a rematch of last season’s South Jersey final.

  • Superintendent says students, faculty were in safe viewing area when explosion occurred

    photos by Eugene Caffrey / The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

    OCEAN CITY — The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

    The rocket was carrying Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft and 5,000 pounds of food, water and student science experiments, including one created by six Ocean City High School students.

  • 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.

  • Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday

    OCEAN CITY — Festive and fun, the Halloween Parade is one of Ocean City’s most beloved traditions. The 67th annual event will roll down Asbury Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 30 as darkness descends.

    The parade features string bands, local high school musicians - including the Red Raider marching band - decorated floats, modern and antique fire trucks, and hundreds of costumed children.

  • Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

Ocean City Gazette

Four seek seats on Ocean City Board of Education

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:47 am

Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats. Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

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.

Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

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Love of antiquing helped Ocean City resident start her dream job

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:45 am

Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue. Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — Always on the lookout for vintage items, Lorraine Hansen trolled garage sales and old homes destined for demolition for treasures to fill her large north end home over in past three decades.

Passionate about anything vintage, she changed it up; rotating her treasures from one room to the next, eventually running out of rooms to fill.  

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Ocean City Halloween events 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Halloween events 2014 Ocean City Halloween events 2014

Ocean City Theatre Co. presents Halloween costume party

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will host a spooktacular evening of fun at this year’s “Black and Orange” Halloween Costume Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road in Ocean City.

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Ocean City Theatre Company to host after school camp

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Beginning next month, the Ocean City Theatre Company will host an after school theater camp for students in second through fifth grades.

The hour-long camp will be held every day after school for one grade at a time in four, four-week cycles.

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Locks of love

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair. Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

 

School says no infection concern over family that arrived in Ocean City from Africa

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 03:05 pm

OCEAN CITY — A family recently moved into the Ocean City School District from Africa, but Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said the arriving family was not from an Ebola-affected area and has been cleared of the potentially deadly virus.

“Before this family attended our schools, we checked with several medical professionals and a background check was completed on the family,” Taylor said.  “This family is not from the affected area and has not been in contact with any affected people.” 

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Longport gets a seat at the table in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:12 am

OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

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Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Full reports will not be available until January

Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

OCEAN CITY — Presenting the school district’s annual state report card at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor was all smiles.

“It was a stellar year,” she said, as student scores on a wide variety of assessments had increased from the prior year, exceeding both the state and national average in every category.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Oct. 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

First Night buttons available

Admission buttons for First Night, Ocean City’s alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration, are $15 until Dec. 1 and $20 thereafter. They can be purchased now by visiting the welcome center on the bridge or by calling 1-800-BEACHNJ. Buttons can also be ordered online at www.firstnightocnj.com.

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Ocean City events, edition of Oct. 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City. Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City.

Trail of Two Cities Nov. 1

The 25th annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

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Rough seas keep fish away from tourney participants

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 02:08 pm

Submitted / Team CTS, first-place winner in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, is ready for action. Submitted / Team CTS, first-place winner in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, is ready for action.

“Where are all the fish?” That was a frequent question asked by many of the 200 anglers participating in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s 47th annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Ocean City Schools prepared for virus season

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 20, 2014 02:01 pm

OCEAN CITY —With enterovirus and ebola much in the news, and flu season approaching, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor sought to calm the nerves of worried parents at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

“Every year at this time, viruses go around and this year is no different,” she said. “The custodial staff works very hard to make sure that the schools are clean and disinfected.”

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