Ocean City Gazette

Money talks in Miss Night in Venice contest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 03:02 pm

Miss Night in Venice OCEAN CITY – When it comes to crowning Miss Night in Venice, money talks.

The girl who will lead the Night in Venice Boat Parade on July 26 is chosen by monetary votes in local collection boxes throughout Ocean City. Each box features the photograph of one of the contestants.

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Teacher’s humor, caring reached homebound and extension students

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 07, 2014 02:32 pm

OCEAN CITY – For 25 years, Phyllis Turner’s day started before the first bell and ended long after dismissal. Whether it was going to a student’s home or helping a child navigate challenging circumstances, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said she could always depend on her.

Turner was a special education teacher in the school district’s extension and homebound programs. She was honored by the Ocean City Board of Education at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting.

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Civil wars in Iraq and Syria leave U.S. with no hope  

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

This Independence Day, I am confronted with the problem of our nation being incapable of deciding to return to Iraq to fight again to reconstruct what was totally given up by the government and the people of Iraq with little or no concern.

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Lion’s share of tax revenue comes from non-residents

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Last week's letter to the editor advocating that non-resident owners of Ocean City properties be allowed to vote in its municipal elections is well-reasoned but ultimately a bit amusing. It'll never happen. To heck with fairness, there are no advantages to residents of doing this. 

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St. Peters says farewell to Brian Roberts

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Sandra and Brian Roberts (center) say farewell to Tony and Nancy Caine, Cathy Finnegan and Mildred Mott at their bon voyage Party. Sandra and Brian Roberts (center) say farewell to Tony and Nancy Caine, Cathy Finnegan and Mildred Mott at their bon voyage Party.

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Cape Shore Chorale presented a dance extravaganza featuring songs from roaring ’20s through the 1970s.  

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Ocean City announces extended lifeguard hours

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, July 04, 2014 07:34 pm

Guards keep an eye on the strong surf Friday, July 4. The Ocean City Beach Patrol has announced that it will expand its evening hours. (photo by Bill Barlow) Ocean City announced extended lifeguard hours OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Beach Patrol officials announced that they will protect three downtown beaches – Eighth, Ninth and 12th Streets – from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day.

The extended coverage will also include the OCBP’s Rapid Response Team, with guards stationed at the OCBP headquarters at 12th Street, ready to respond to an emergency with a Jet ski anywhere on the island.

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With Arthur past, Ocean City ready for the weekend

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, July 04, 2014 06:52 pm

Guards OCEAN CITY – After a sopping start, Ocean City is packed with visitors as of Friday evening and ready for some sunshine this weekend.

Hurricane Arthur and a steady rain for the morning of Friday, July 4, meant several holiday events were delayed or canceled, including the popular bike parades in the north and south ends of the city, but as things cleared up many headed to the beach and boardwalk. Plans are to hold parades on Saturday morning.

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UPDATE: Body believed to be that of Corinthian Hammond

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, July 03, 2014 03:06 pm

Ocean City police said that they believe a body found today to be that of Corinthian “Cory” Hammond, missing since Sunday night. 

The body was recovered around 12:30 p.m. in Longport’s Rainbow Channel about a quarter of a mile from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. The body was handed over to the Ocean City Police. 

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Ike's expands on Ocean City Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:45 pm

OCEAN CITY — Frank and Alec Palmieri spent the summers of their youth in Ocean City.  The Palmieris were just kids in the early 1990s when they first tasted the food at Ike’s Famous Crab Cakes.

As teenagers, both took summer jobs working in the kitchen at Ike’s.   As young adults, Frank and Alec decided to enter the restaurant business in 2013 and it seemed only natural to buy the Ike’s brand, made famous by Ike Cossaboom and his family.  

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School Board notes

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:52 am

oc schools logo City engineer to work with school board

 OCEAN CITY — The following notes were compiled from a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education:

Roger McLarnon to work with school board

Board Vice-president Tom Oves, who serves as the chairman of the board’s buildings and grounds committee, said that Roger McLarnon, the city’s engineer, will serve as a representative of the city on the board’s building and grounds committee.

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