• 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’s Dick Grimes dies at 96

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

Dick Grimes of Ocean City Dick Grimes of Ocean City

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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New Miss OC Coughlin's crown a dream come true

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, August 11, 2014 02:22 pm

Cathy Finnegan / Kendall Coughlin poses with her family Saturday, Aug. 9 after being crowned Miss Ocean City 2015 inside the Ocean City Music Pier. Cathy Finnegan / Kendall Coughlin poses with her family Saturday, Aug. 9 after being crowned Miss Ocean City 2015 inside the Ocean City Music Pier.

OCEAN CITY — With no less than 45 family members and friends cheering her on, 17-year-old Kendall Coughlin was crowned Miss Ocean City 2015 Saturday, Aug. 9 during the 45th annual pageant at the Ocean City Music Pier.

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Post 524 donates to Walk for the Wounded

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 11:52 am

Submitted / From left are Kathy Rubba and Bernadette Gizelbach of Ocean City Home Bank, American Legion Post Cmdr. Bob Marzulli, walk coordinator Tricia Ciliberto of Ocean City Home Bank; American Legion Service Officer Tom Tumelty, and Linda Interlante of Ocean City Home Bank. Submitted / From left are Kathy Rubba and Bernadette Gizelbach of Ocean City Home Bank, American Legion Post Cmdr. Bob Marzulli, walk coordinator Tricia Ciliberto of Ocean City Home Bank; American Legion Service Officer Tom Tumelty, and Linda Interlante of Ocean City Home Bank.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 presented a $2,500 check to Ocean City Home Bank for their Silver Star sponsorship of the upcoming Walk for the Wounded in support of Operation First Response.  

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Luncheon celebrates the arts in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Arts Center President Jack Devine, center, welcomes Amy Mahon, Kathy Wheatcroft, Shirley Hawthorne, Donna Halper, Rae Mullineaux and Michael Waters to the annual luncheon. Arts Center President Jack Devine, center, welcomes Amy Mahon, Kathy Wheatcroft, Shirley Hawthorne, Donna Halper, Rae Mullineaux and Michael Waters to the annual luncheon.

The Ocean City Arts Center held their annual summer luncheon recently at the Greate Bay Country Club. Jane Charles and Marian Talese greeted guests in the lobby when they arrived while Roz Lifshin and Lynn Sullivan distributed bright orange Arts Center reusable cloth bags.

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Mayor to residents: City bond rating excellent

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 08, 2014 06:24 pm

Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — In his weekly letter to residents of Ocean City Friday, Aug. 8, Mayor Jay Gillian addresses the city’s upgrade to an outstanding bond rating.

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American Legion to break ground on new post Friday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 04:33 pm

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City’s American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 will break ground on its new headquarters noon Friday, Aug. 15.

A ceremony will be held at the 46th Street and West Avenue location signifying the beginning of a new era in Post history – the organization’s first permanent headquarters building.

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Knights present scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Patrick Dever sponsored by Knight Jim Dever  Robert Cristella sponsored by Knight Charles Cristella  Amanda Leonetti sponsored by Knight Paul Leonetti  Aurelio Calderon sponsored by himself  Hollis Barlett sponsored by John Lynch Patrick Dever sponsored by Knight Jim Dever Robert Cristella sponsored by Knight Charles Cristella Amanda Leonetti sponsored by Knight Paul Leonetti Aurelio Calderon sponsored by himself Hollis Barlett sponsored by John Lynch

The Knights of Columbus of Ocean City Council 2560 have announced the recipients of their annual scholarship awards.

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Pinchess Leia is the new Miss Crustacean

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Pinchess Leia, whose owners hail from Springfield, Pa., was named the new Miss Crustacean during the annual hermit crab beauty pageant Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Sixth Street volleyball courts.

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School board, Ocean City teachers reach tentative agreement

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, August 07, 2014 10:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After a marathon negotiating session, representatives of the Ocean City Board of Education and the Ocean City Education Association, representing the teachers, reached a tentative agreement.

Board member James Bauer, chairman of the negotiating committee, said a memorandum of agreement was reached at an Aug. 5 arbitration meeting.

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