• 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.”

  • Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

    OCEAN CITY — Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for…

  • Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since 1908, burned down to the sand beneath it during the freakish derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

  • A new school year begins in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

  • Project out to bid, mayor says

    Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

    OCEAN CITY — The long-awaited beach replenishment project for Ocean City’s south end is out to bid, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday, Aug. 22 in his latest letter to city residents.

    The project is expected to be completed this fall by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of a 50-year agreement to fill the beaches from 34th to 59th streets as necessary.

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Casino workers, protestors greet Christie in Ocean City

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 14, 2014 06:07 pm

Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. OCEAN CITY — Gov. Chris Christie was greeted by protestors and supporters in Ocean City Thursday, with many casino workers petitioning for Christie to come to their aid before three more Atlantic City casinos close.

The town hall meeting at the Music Pier was expected to be on pension reform, and was one of several stops Christie has made throughout the state to push pension and benefits reform.

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OCBP announces unguarded beaches

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:23 pm

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OCEAN CITY — The Department of Fire and Rescue Services has announced the following beaches will be unguarded beginning Monday, Aug. 18:

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Coast Guard, Stranding Center rescue 800-pound turtle off Corson’s Inlet

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 08:35 am

OCEAN CITY — Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine rescued an approximately 800-pound leatherback turtle Saturday, Aug. 9 entangled in fishing gear 30 miles off the coast.

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Shade tree commission recommending bamboo ban

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Bill Barlow / A few bamboo plants spread to the next property through a fence. Under an ordinance set for consideration this week, no new bamboo could be planted in Ocean City, and what’s already planted will have to be contained within the original property. Bill Barlow / A few bamboo plants spread to the next property through a fence. Under an ordinance set for consideration this week, no new bamboo could be planted in Ocean City, and what’s already planted will have to be contained within the original property.

(UPDATED 11 a.m. Aug. 13) OCEAN CITY — It’s tall, graceful and fast growing. It’s well adapted to the New Jersey; so well adapted, in fact, that it often spreads well beyond where it’s been planted.

And if City Council approves, new bamboo plants could be banned in Ocean City.

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FoodBank named grant recipient

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Pictured are Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch Executive Director Evelyn Benton and Ocean City Masonic Club President Steven Friedrich. Submitted / Pictured are Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch Executive Director Evelyn Benton and Ocean City Masonic Club President Steven Friedrich.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is a recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Foster-Karney Foundation, the Ocean City Masonic Club recently announced.

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133 come out for youth fishing tournament

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 04:47 pm

Jen Marra / Lauren Hazewski, 14, of Avondale, Pa.; Ayden Cherry, 12, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Madison Schwartz, 10, of Egg Harbor Township; and Reese Dawson, 13, of Maple Shade take home trophies in the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday, Aug. 9 on the beach near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. Jen Marra / Lauren Hazewski, 14, of Avondale, Pa.; Ayden Cherry, 12, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Madison Schwartz, 10, of Egg Harbor Township; and Reese Dawson, 13, of Maple Shade take home trophies in the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday, Aug. 9 on the beach near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge.

OCEAN CITY — Gobs of seaweed and a surprising lack of fish did not deter 133 youngsters who competed in the 38th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 9 in Ocean City’s north end.

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Ocean City’s Dick Grimes dies at 96

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

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OCEAN CITY — Richard “Dick” Grimes of Ocean City died Saturday, Aug. 9 at the age of 96.

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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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