Ocean City Gazette

Volunteers from St. Peter’s help in New Orleans

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:16 pm

Five members of the youth group at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church helped build homes in New Orleans recently. Five members of the youth group at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church helped build homes in New Orleans recently. OCEAN CITY — Fulfilling a long-held goal to complete a mission trip before they went their separate ways in college, a tight-knit group of local teens participated in a homebuilding project for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans.

Five members of the graduating St. Peter’s Youth group, known as SPY, traveled to Louisiana earlier this month, helping to build four homes for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

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Two local girls crowned at Miss Cape May County pageant

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:59 am

Dana Piccoli is crowned Miss Cape May County Saturday at the Music Pier. She will compete in the Miss New Jersey Pageant next year.
Dana Piccoli is crowned Miss Cape May County Saturday at the Music Pier. She will compete in the Miss New Jersey Pageant next year. OCEAN CITY – Two Upper Township girls were crowned at the Miss Cape May County and Miss Cape Resorts pageants held Saturday at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Dana Piccoli, 22, of Beesleys Point won the Miss Cape May Pageant. She is a former Miss Ocean City and is studying at the Stockton College School of Education to become a teacher.

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Ocean City events, edition of July 16, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:02 am

Fireworks planned Wednesday night

A fireworks display presented by the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association is set for Wednesday, July 16.

It will be visible off the Boardwalk starting at 10:30 p.m. This is the second of two fireworks shows hosted by the Boardwalk Merchants for the summer of 2014.

Bacon Brothers perform Monday

The Bacon Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21 at the Music Pier. The concert features film star Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael, a musical composer for film and TV, both born and raised in Philadelphia.

The Bacon Brothers’ latest CD is “New Year’s Day,” laden with gritty rock and a touch of Philly Soul, according to organizers. Tickets are $35 on sale for cash or check at the Music Pier Box Office or through www.ticketmaster.com  (additional fees apply). Call 609-525-9248.

Ocean City celebrates the Philippines

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Student singers honored by school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 15, 2014 07:50 am

Choir  OCEAN CITY — Ten members of the Ocean City Intermediate School Chorus participated in the Cape May County Elementary and Junior High Honors Choir, and were recognized by the Ocean City Board of Education at a Wednesday, June 25 board meeting.

“This distinguished choir has been in existence for over 20 years and is comprised of auditioned students from schools throughout Cape May County,” Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said. 

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Two found guilty of the murder of Samuel Rowell

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 15, 2014 05:00 am

MARION COUNTY, S.C.  — Nearly two years after the slaying of former Ocean City resident Samuel Rowell, two Marion County men were convicted by a jury of murder, armed robbery, burglary, conspiracy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime in the death.

Tyrell Woods and Marco Sanders were sentenced to life in prison on May 22 at the conclusion of a trial held at the Marion County Courthouse, according to Carolina.com and various news services.

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Ocean City community news, edition of June 18, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Chip Miller surf fest 

The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (CMCF) will host the 11th Annual Surf Fest on Saturday, July 19 at the 7th Street Surfing Beach. Surf Fest is a community-wide surf contest to benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation, an organization committed to raising awareness of amyloidosis, helping people afflicted with this disease, and supporting research facilities.

The Surf Fest and Chip Miller Charitable Foundation were created in memory of Chip Miller in 2004.

  Joe M. Turner will be the guest at the Tabernacle service Sunday evening. Joe M. Turner will be the guest at the Tabernacle service Sunday evening.

Magician at Tabernacle Sunday

Tim Theule is the speaker this week at the Ocean City Tabernacle.

“He’s committed to the centrality of the Gospel, the doctrines of grace, relevant expository preaching, and authentic, multi-generational community,” reads a statement from the organization.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 16, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of July 16, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of July 16, 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 1,508 calls for service July 6-12

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Spelling counts

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 14, 2014 03:29 pm

Addison Burns was the first place winner in the annual Third Grade Spelling Bee. She was recognized by the Ocean City Board of Education at a June 25 meeting. 
Addison Burns was the first place winner in the annual Third Grade Spelling Bee. She was recognized by the Ocean City Board of Education at a June 25 meeting. Judah Silverman was the second place winner in the annual Third Grade Spelling Bee. Third place winner Evan Merritt was not in attendance at the meeting. 
Judah Silverman was the second place winner in the annual Third Grade Spelling Bee. Third place winner Evan Merritt was not in attendance at the meeting. Third-graders impress at annual spelling bee

OCEAN CITY – The winning word was “empower,” and the winning speller was Addison Burns.

Burns, along with second and third place winners Evan Merritt and Judah Silverman, were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education at a Wednesday, June 25 board meeting for their performances in the annual third grade spelling bee.

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Pops open 85 concert series

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Monday, July 14, 2014 02:45 pm

Bobby Rydell chats with John Curto, Bill Scheible, Bert DeVries and Leon and Wanda Riggins at the Pops reception. Bobby Rydell chats with John Curto, Bill Scheible, Bert DeVries and Leon and Wanda Riggins at the Pops reception.

The Ocean City Pops Orchestra opened its 85th anniversary 2014 Summer Concerts with guest artist Bobby Rydell, who wowed the audience with his wonderful voice, wit and charm receiving a standing ovation.

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Freckles are cause for concern

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 02:07 pm

To the editor:

The annual "Greatest Freckles" competition was recently held at the Music Pier.

I don't mean to be a party pooper but freckles to a board certified dermatologist are the sign of sun damage.

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