• Alumni upset over change

    At left, the old athletic log for Ocean City High School, and, at right, the new logo approved by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City High School Red has a new logo for athletics, but not everyone is happy about it.

    Featuring a red-tailed hawk flying above the words “OCHS” in red with a black outline, and “Red Raiders” in white with a black outline, the new athletic logo was approved 7-1 by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, with board member Bill Holmes casting the dissenting vote.

  • Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comLabor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of the season, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid air just as the school year starts.

  • According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

    In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

  •  A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

    OCEAN CITY — A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

  • A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell. By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.Well, that went quick.

    How did Labor Day weekend get here so fast? Well, I guess you blinked. Either that or they’ve changed the length of July and August…

  • Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

    “It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

Ocean City Gazette

Coronation of a new Little Miss

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:48 pm

Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier. Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.

Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.


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Guest Column >> Grimes was one of Ocean City’s finest

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:15 pm

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. 

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Ocean City police: Increase in complaints against bicyclists

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 05:00 am

A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed. 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.

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Former Miss OC taking a year off from competing

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Carley Del Sordo Carley Del Sordo

OCEAN CITY — Stepping out of the spotlight, Miss Ocean City 2014 Carley Del Sordo crowned her successor, Kendall Couglin, on Saturday, Aug. 9.

“It didn’t really hit me until they called Kendall’s name,” Del Sordo said.

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OCYC is South Jersey Club Champion

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

For the fifth consecutive year, Ocean City Yacht Club won the Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s South Jersey Summer Series held Tuesday, Aug. 12. Awards were hosted by Cooper River Yacht Club and held at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. For the fifth consecutive year, Ocean City Yacht Club won the Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s South Jersey Summer Series held Tuesday, Aug. 12. Awards were hosted by Cooper River Yacht Club and held at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor.

OCEAN CITY — For the fifth consecutive year, Ocean City Yacht Club won the Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s South Jersey Summer Series held Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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Realtors’ plant sale benefits Waves of Caring

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / From left are Jim Smith of Waves of Caring; Gloria Votta, chairwoman of the Board of Realtors’ community service committee, and Realtor John Andrews, who hosted the flower sale at his home. Submitted / From left are Jim Smith of Waves of Caring; Gloria Votta, chairwoman of the Board of Realtors’ community service committee, and Realtor John Andrews, who hosted the flower sale at his home.

OCEAN CITY — Waves of Caring received a $2,605 donation from the Ocean City Board of Realtors from the proceeds of its annual summer plant sale. Gloria Votta, chairwoman of the Realtors’ community service committee, recently presented the check to Jim Smith, executive director of Waves of Caring.

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Our Children Making Change use small efforts for big results

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:22 pm

The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer. 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.

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Community services department coming back

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Written by ANN RICHARDSON and CLAIRE LOWE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:48 am

OCEAN CITY — In what he hopes will be a move toward enhanced customer service, Mayor Jay Gillian wants to see the community services department split from public works, dismantling the recently created department of community operations.

After abolishing the community services department last year in order to create more efficiency, City Council Thursday, Aug. 14 approved the introduction of an ordinance that will bring it back. A public hearing will be held at the Aug. 28 meeting before a final vote.

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Museum event compares old Ocean City with new

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:30 am

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. 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.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

The middle school students in Ocean City Theatre Company’s junior company will present “The Music Man Junior” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 and 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the auditorium of Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Road, Petersburg. Tickets will be available at the door for $12, cash or check. Master Showman Harold Hill is in town, and he's got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? Based on the Broadway classic, “The Music Man Junior” adapts this masterful musical for young performers.

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American Legion welcomes new veteran and family to R and R program

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / The Carbone family, clockwise from top, Gavin, 11; Army Capt. Christropher; Alaina Rose, 1; and Janine Marie, will travel to Ocean City as part of the American Legion’s Rest and Relaxation Program for veterans. Submitted / The Carbone family, clockwise from top, Gavin, 11; Army Capt. Christropher; Alaina Rose, 1; and Janine Marie, will travel to Ocean City as part of the American Legion’s Rest and Relaxation Program for veterans.

OCEAN CITY — US Army Capt. Christopher Carbone and his family are the third military family this year to be honored with a free stay in “America’s Favorite Family Resort” courtesy of the Ocean City American Legion Post 524’s Rest and Relaxation Program. Last year five families took part.

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Ocean City Charitable Foundation donates to 15 area charities

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

At the foundation’s semi-annual awards reception on July 16, the organization distributed $43,000 in grants to 15 area charities, including: A Work in Progress Foundation; ARC of Atlantic County; Atlantic City Ballet; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund; Cape May County Council on Alcoholism; CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Friends of the Ocean City Pops; Hammonton Revitalization Corporation; Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America; Marine Mammal Stranding Center; Ocean City Ecumenical Council; Ocean City Education Foundation; Ocean City Red Raider Football Association; and Schultz-Hill Foundation.  At the foundation’s semi-annual awards reception on July 16, the organization distributed $43,000 in grants to 15 area charities, including: A Work in Progress Foundation; ARC of Atlantic County; Atlantic City Ballet; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund; Cape May County Council on Alcoholism; CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Friends of the Ocean City Pops; Hammonton Revitalization Corporation; Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America; Marine Mammal Stranding Center; Ocean City Ecumenical Council; Ocean City Education Foundation; Ocean City Red Raider Football Association; and Schultz-Hill Foundation.

OCEAN CITY — From community gardens to clothing for the needy, several charitable programs in Atlantic and Cape May counties received a boost from the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation.

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