Ocean City Gazette

Boyar’s prepares for a big Night in Venice this year

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:54 pm

Employees at Boyar's Market are busy this week, preparing for the annual Night in Venice Parade. It's all-hands-on-deck for the big day Saturday, when the market pumps out hundreds of party trays, sandwiches, hoagies and wraps. From left, Elizabeth Beatty, co-owner Bobby Salvucci, Amanda Ragni and Nicole McClellan. 
Employees at Boyar's Market are busy this week, preparing for the annual Night in Venice Parade. It's all-hands-on-deck for the big day Saturday, when the market pumps out hundreds of party trays, sandwiches, hoagies and wraps. From left, Elizabeth Beatty, co-owner Bobby Salvucci, Amanda Ragni and Nicole McClellan.

OCEAN CITY — The city’s annual Night in Venice boat parade and the week leading up to it one of the busiest of the year for businesses like Boyar’s Market.

Factoring in the weather and the calendar, co-owner Gail Ping said she is optimistic that this year’s event will be one of the best ever.

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There are plenty of places to watch the Night in Venice Boat Parade

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Written by LAUREN DICKEY Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:36 pm

There are plenty of places to watch the Night in Venice Boat Parade

OCEAN CITY — Free grandstand seating will be available for the public at the street ends from Battersea Road to the Bayside Center for the Night in Venice Boat Parade Saturday, July 26.

“Some people take their folding chairs to set up there,” said Mark Soifer, Ocean City publicist. “People should get there early— they fill up pretty quick.”

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Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:00 pm

Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban
Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban

Proposed ordinance would stop further planting, demand owners curb what’s already growing

OCEAN CITY — Phebe Dickson has been fighting bamboo for some time.

The tall, fast-growing grass has been making inroads onto her Crescent Road property, spreading from a stand on her neighbor’s lawn.

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Kids explore careers through art

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:56 pm

photos by Karen Ludwig photos by Karen Ludwig

OCEAN CITY - The Ocean City Fine Arts League worked with a summer enrichment class held at the Ocean City Intermediate School for a hands-on lesson in not-for-profit careers.

Pictured from left are (top row) Michelle, Olivia Kemenosh (Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex), Zach Mirsky (Illegal Child Immigration), Erik Wagner (Adolescent Obesity), Ryan Moylan (Farm Fishing), Rae Jaffe (bottom row) Katherine Doliszny (Reusable Energies), Katie Muller (Entitlement to School Lunch), and Lauren Doliszny (Farming). 

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Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 05:46 am


Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade OCEAN CITY — It won’t be quite as extravagant as the boat parade it precedes, but organizers say the second annual Night in Venice Paddle Parade along the city’s back bay and lagoons will be every bit as much fun.

“We’re really excited,” said Becky Earle Jenkins, owner of OC Paddleboard, which is hosting the event.

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Poor planning has a cost

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Why is it I am never amazed at the actions that are taken by our elected officials and also the poor concepts taken by our engineering, planning and zoning staffs?

Finally, we the citizens of Ocean City now know the real reason for the new Hospitality Zone adopted in September of 2013.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 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 1,553 calls for service July 13- July 19.

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Interview planned for school board candidates

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 21, 2014 03:00 pm

OC School District OCEAN CITY — Five candidates have applied to fill an unexpired term on the Ocean City Board of Education. The candidates will be interviewed individually in public beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 prior to the 7 p.m. board meeting.

The board is seeking a replacement for former board member Pete Madden, who relinquished his seat effective June 30 prior to taking the oath of office to serve as a City Councilman July 1.

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Night in Venice to get ‘Happy’ with the Oscars

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 21, 2014 02:29 pm

Night in Venice City still working to encourage boaters to participate in annual event

OCEAN CITY — Featuring decorated boats, music, friends, fun and family on the bay front, the 60th annual Night in Venice Boat Parade sets sail on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The parade lines up near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, floating along the bay front and through the lagoons and ending at Tennessee Avenue.

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Various clubs celebrate the summer

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Michael Dukeman, Carol Heenan, Lois Werner, Marie Hayes and Ralph Werner enjoy the Republican Club barbecue. Michael Dukeman, Carol Heenan, Lois Werner, Marie Hayes and Ralph Werner enjoy the Republican Club barbecue. On a picturesque summer evening the Ocean City Republican Club held its annual barbecue on the bayside deck of Judy and Phil Kolea. Jim and I passed Lisa and Michael Allegretto as we looked for a hard-to-find parking space on West 17th Street. Michael Dukeman caught up with us walking down the street to the party. Rita Fulginiti and Joanne Budnick welcomed guests when they arrived. Rita wants everyone to be on the lookout for her husband, Tony, as he tools around town on his new scooter.

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