Ocean City Gazette

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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Weddings with The Gazette

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 am

The Gazette has racked up its frequent flyer miles traveling, but sometimes the best moments are enjoyed closer to home, at birthdays, graduations and weddings.

If you’re a proud parent or a happy couple, send in pictures of your big event to The Gazette and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition and online. Candid shots are best, like a birthday boy blowing out his candles or a father-daughter dance. Include caption information of who is in the picture, and where and when the event was held.

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Father and son run cross country to oppose GMO food

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 02:46 pm

Brett Wilcox, an author, speaker and athlete, and his teenage son David will set a record as the first father-teenage son team to complete the 3,000 mile run across the United States. David, 15-years old, decided he wanted to run across the country after learning that a 17-year old girl had just completed the run. David Wilcox will be the second youngest runner ever to accomplish the feat.

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Two local coaches celebrate triathlon success at Special Olympics

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Ocean City's Lisa Rumer and Carrie Merritt coached the first-ever triathlon team for the New Jersey Special Olympics. The team competed against athletes from across the nation last month at Nationals, hosted in New Jersey. The first place male and female in the event were from New Jersey. 
Ocean City's Lisa Rumer and Carrie Merritt coached the first-ever triathlon team for the New Jersey Special Olympics. The team competed against athletes from across the nation last month at Nationals, hosted in New Jersey. The first place male and female in the event were from New Jersey. OCEAN CITY —Coaching a team of 16 athletes for the 2014 Special Olympics national games, coaches Carrie Merritt and Lisa Rumer knew it would be a very memorable experience for the competitors, especially because it was the first time the event included the triathlon.

The coaching duo did not expect that it would have such a powerful impact on them.

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Improvement seen in local real estate market

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 03:39 am

OCEAN CITY — Sales are building and rentals are hard to come by for some of the peak summer weeks, according to officials with the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

“We’re having a great summer,” said Ken Sedberry, OCBOR president. “Things are moving forward in a very positive way.”

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Hazy shade of summer

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 am

The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14.  The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas. The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14. The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas. The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14. The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas.

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Police warn of phone scam

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:27 pm

OC OC OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department has recently received reports of attempted fraud targeting local businesses along Asbury Avenue.

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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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