• From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon.SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

  • Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

  • Run for the FallenLOWER TOWNSHIP - One mile. One flag. One hero.

    That’s the motto of a three day, 186-mile memorial run that will make its way up the New Jersey coastline Sept. 26-28 to honor fallen service men and women.

  • An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comAn area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree low temperatures temperatures deep into the Northeast will also give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend.

    And it happens as the first official day of autumn is ready to fall off the desktop calendar.

    Here is the latest:

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed New Jersey's first case of enterovirus D68, a potentially serious respiratory illness more likely found in infants and children, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. The confirmed case was identified from a specimen sent to the CDC from a Philadelphia hospital.

    The child has since improved and been discharged.

Ocean City Gazette

Kristin Gallagher tapped for new community services director

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:33 pm

OCEAN CITY — The reinstituted community services department may have a new director as soon as Thursday.

At a City Council meeting last month, council members approved a resolution authorizing the return of the department at the request of the administration, which cited a need for improved customer service.

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Bay Ave. construction to resume Monday

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:02 am

OCEAN CITY — Motorists should expect detours for a while as a Bay Avenue construction project halted in the spring is set to resume Monday, Sept. 15.

The unfinished project to repair and repave Bay Avenue between Sixth and 18th streets will be accomplished with two crews, according to Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster.

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Moses kept Ocean City High School clean and friendly

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Ruby Moses, second from right, was honored by members of the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting. With Moses are, from left, Mary Miles, Fred Moses and Portia Thompson. Ann Richardson / Ruby Moses, second from right, was honored by members of the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting. With Moses are, from left, Mary Miles, Fred Moses and Portia Thompson.

OCEAN CITY — For 25 years, Ruby Moses worked diligently to provide students and staff at Ocean City High School with a clean environment.

Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said Moses’ dedication to the school district went above and beyond her role as a custodian, however. She buffed the terrazzo tiles until they shined, but Moses will long be remembered for her warm and friendly smile and the kind words she always had for everyone she came in contact with.

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Ocean City events, edition of Sept. 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Beth Moore simulcast at the Tabernacle

The Ocean City Tabernacle presents a simulcast of Beth Moore’s “Living Proof” 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 after Sept. 7. Cost includes coffee, doughnuts, lunch and a workbook. To register, see octab.org/events.php or call 609-399-1915.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Sept. 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Senior FITness debuts at Shores at Wesley Manor

The Shores at Wesley Manor is welcoming Dr. Thomas P. Sattler as it begins its new senior health and wellness program, SeniorFITness, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the newly outfitted fitness room. Sattler is the director of education and program development for the SeniorFITness division of Alliance Rehab. He is a sought-after-speaker, noted author on health care topics, and University of Illinois Chicago associate professor emeritus.  SeniorFITness is a division of Alliance Rehab that is dedicated to developing innovative methods to improve and manage the operation of fitness and rehab programs. The Shores at Wesley Manor, 2201 Bay Ave. in Ocean City.

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Stockton dean advocates strategic planning to OC teachers

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Dean of Education Claudine Keenan talks about strategic planning to Ocean City teachers Wednesday, Sept. 3. Ann Richardson / Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Dean of Education Claudine Keenan talks about strategic planning to Ocean City teachers Wednesday, Sept. 3.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City School District employees heard from Stockton’s own dean of education on the importance of strategic planning Wednesday, Sept. 3. Ocean City Superintendent Kathy Taylor said the presentation was part of the teacher in-service day prior to the start of the school year.

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Trail Of Two Cities 5K set for Nov. 1

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 05:28 pm

FILE PHOTO / Trail of Two Cities FILE PHOTO / Trail of Two Cities

The 25th Annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

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Website names OC best for jobseekers 50-plus

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 04:27 pm

Grandparents.com has named Ocean City as one of the 10 best American cities for job seekers over age 50.

The unemployment rate for older workers is dropping according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that doesn’t mean that finding a job is particularly easy. Grandparents.com looked for comparatively low unemployment rates and strong job growth to choose the cities on the list. A variety of industries and a low cost of living were also considered.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Sept. 8, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 03:11 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 8, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 8, 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 817 calls for service Aug. 31-Sept. 6

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Fashion show and Frank Sinatra at OC Yacht Club dinner

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Maureen Glanzmann, Janice Glanzmann, Priscilla Sauers, Joanne Weber, Diana Probasco, Mary Kay Hildebrandt, Kathy Bastain and Katherine O’Brien line up for a picture at the Ocean City Yacht Club dinner. Maureen Glanzmann, Janice Glanzmann, Priscilla Sauers, Joanne Weber, Diana Probasco, Mary Kay Hildebrandt, Kathy Bastain and Katherine O’Brien line up for a picture at the Ocean City Yacht Club dinner.

It was a late summer evening when ladies arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club for dinner and a fashion show. Commodore Chip Ott and Vice Commodore Bill Hancock were at the door to greet the ladies, who were all dressed up for this special evening.

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Home Bank supports Alcove Center through Sundaes event

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — As volunteers at the Sundaes on Sunday fundraiser on Sunday, July 13, Ocean City Home Bank employees scooped ice cream for supporters of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families during the “all-you-can-eat” event. 

Held at All Wars Memorial Park in Linwood, the Sundaes on Sunday Festival was the seventh Signature Event of the year for the bank’s “It Pays to Give” volunteer incentive program.

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Street rods on display

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Written by Jen Marra Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Bill Mitchem of Nazareth, Pa. lifts the hood wings of his 1937 Chevy five-window coupe to display the engine after checking in for the 40th annual Street Rod Weekend Friday, Sept. 5, on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle. Jen Marra / Bill Mitchem of Nazareth, Pa. lifts the hood wings of his 1937 Chevy five-window coupe to display the engine after checking in for the 40th annual Street Rod Weekend Friday, Sept. 5, on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle.

Bill Mitchem of Nazareth, Pa. lifts the hood wings of his 1937 Chevy five-window coupe to display the engine after checking in for the 40th annual Street Rod Weekend Friday, Sept. 5, on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle.


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