Ocean City Gazette

OCTC bringing ‘Broadway to the Boardwalk’ this week

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:34 am

Submitted / The Ocean City Theater Company will present “The Cat in the Hat” on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theater. There will also be performances of “Guys and Dolls” at the Music Pier this week. Submitted / The Ocean City Theater Company will present “The Cat in the Hat” on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theater. There will also be performances of “Guys and Dolls” at the Music Pier this week. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Theatre Company will bring Broadway to the boardwalk this week.

“The Cat in the Hat” will be performed at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 at the Moorlyn Family Theatre on the boardwalk. “Guys and Dolls” is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at the Music Pier.

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Junior crew boats congratulated on winning seasons

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:51 am

Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month.
photos by Ann Richardson / Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City High School boys and girls crew teams were recognized last month for securing county, state and national championships this year.

The Ocean City Board of Education recognized the teams and their coaches at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting.

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High school students hit the right note

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:51 am

Isabel Benvenuti at a June 25 school board meeting where she was honored. Connie Meyer (not pictured) was also honored for musical achievements.
photo by Ann Richardson / Isabel Benvenuti at a June 25 school board meeting where she was honored. Connie Meyer (not pictured) was also honored for musical achievements.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School students Isabel Benvenuti and Connie Meyer were recognized at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education for their musical accomplishments.

Benvenuti, of Upper Township, graduated last week with the Class of 2014. She was a member of both the Cape Atlantic Honors Band and the All South Jersey Symphonic Band for the past three years.

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Retiring OCHS Teacher of the Year ‘touched hundreds of lives’

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 05:28 am

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Ocean City High School Teacher of the Year Mary Maguire, who is retiring, worked in education for 35 years and touched hundreds of lives, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said.
photo by Ann Richardson/ Ocean City High School Teacher of the Year Mary Maguire, who is retiring, worked in education for 35 years and touched hundreds of lives, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said.

OCEAN CITY – Teacher Mary Maguire always arrived at school with an open door, a smile on her face and a soft spot in her heart.

At a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Maguire was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for Ocean City High School and for her 35 years teaching.

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National Latin and Greek exam winners honored

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

photo by Ann Richardson Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and the Ocean City Board of Education recognized winners of the national Latin and Greek exams at a Wednesday, June 25 school board meeting. Latin exam winner Robert Phillips is pictured. photo by Ann Richardson Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and the Ocean City Board of Education recognized winners of the national Latin and Greek exams at a Wednesday, June 25 school board meeting. Latin exam winner Robert Phillips is pictured. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Board of Education recognized two students whose exceptional performance on the 2014 National Latin and Greek exams earned high honors.

Robert Phillips was a 2014 National Latin Exam Award Recipient, scoring Cum Laude on the National Latin III Poetry Exam.

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Initial 911 calls confusing, but did not delay drowning response, Ocean City police say

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 04:28 pm

OCEAN CITY – Some 911 callers attempting to summon help for a large group of swimmers caught in a rip current on the evening of June 29 told operators they were near a pier, bathrooms and Kohr Brothers Ice Cream, but had no idea where the tragedy was unfolding.

Ocean City police released tapes of the 911 calls on Monday. There were multiple calls for assistance. One said “the shore … out here by the boardwalk,” while another guessed it was 14th Street. 

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No raining on this parade

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Written by Lauren Dickey Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:30 pm

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Children were able to see a fire truck and police car up close at the end of the parade. All participants were given a snack and drink. 
Children were able to see a fire truck and police car up close at the end of the parade. All participants were given a snack and drink. Children were able to see a fire truck and police car up close at the end of the parade. All participants were given a snack and drink.

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Teacher brought vegetable garden, other fresh ideas to Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:30 pm

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Ocean City Intermediate School Principal Geoff Haines, right, praises retiring teacher Linda Spengler at a June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education. Spengler was recognized by the board after a teaching career spanning more than three decades.
Photo by Ann Richardson/ Ocean City Intermediate School Principal Geoff Haines, right, praises retiring teacher Linda Spengler at a June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education. Spengler was recognized by the board after a teaching career spanning more than three decades. OCEAN CITY — Since 1985, Linda Spengler has been an integral part of the Ocean City School District’s family and consumer science program.

In June, she called it a career, retiring after 37 years of teaching. Spengler, who spent her last years at the Ocean City Intermediate School, was recognized by the Ocean City Board of Education at a Wednesday, June 25 board meeting.

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Locals give 1,000 soccer balls to Haitian children

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:22 pm

A moving gift


Locals give 1,000 soccer balls to Haitian children
Locals give 1,000 soccer balls to Haitian children

Jim Plousis and Tom Rotondi have seen poverty before.

As a United States Marshal, Plousis traveled to Central America several times to retrieve fugitives, and been to many other parts of the world over the years. Rotondi has traveled extensively and served in the U.S. Army.

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Merchants: Early rain doesn’t dampen holiday weekend

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:30 pm

OCEAN CITY – Mother Nature rained on the city’s Independence Day parades, but the Fourth of July weekend was far from a washout.

After Friday’s rain, sunny skies returned for Saturday and Sunday and visitors arrived in droves, business owners said this week. The fireworks show, postponed from Friday to Saturday, went off under clear skies without a hitch. A bike parade in the south end was canceled and one in the Gardens was held on Saturday.

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