• 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

Council asks mayor to apply for permit for Corson’s Inlet boardwalk

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 12:20 pm

OCEAN CITY — It’s now up to the mayor to decide if the state can proceed with plans to build an elevated boardwalk in Corson’s Inlet, connecting West Avenue at 59th Street to the existing gravel path along a former railroad line in the wetlands.

City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman Pete Guinosso dissenting, to approve a resolution asking Mayor Jay Gillian to sign off on permit applications required to build the raised walkway over the wetlands at its Aug. 14 meeting.

Gillian said Thursday that he is not sure whether he will sign the permit applications because he is still researching the topic.

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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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