Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City High School 2nd marking period honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

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OCEAN CITY — The following students were named to the Ocean City High School honor roll for the second marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.

Ninth grade

Distinguished honors

Henry Adair

Christopher Bailey

Michaela Baker

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Environmental commission never planned curb strip sod ordinance discussion

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:51 pm

OCEAN CITY — An agenda item on the city’s environmental commission meeting garnered much attention earlier this week, but the commission did not have a quorum when it met Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Bayside Center.

According to the agenda posted on the city website, and revised on Monday, Feb. 2, the commission was set to hear an update on ordinance 14-34, a proposal from City Council to require sod and irrigation in the strip of land between the curb and the sidewalk.

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$5.6M contract awarded for Ocean City Primary School renovations

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00 am

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OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Education awarded a $5.6 million contract for renovations to the primary school, including a new roof, when it met Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Interim business administrator Mark Ritter said the contract was awarded to 3 R Painting and Contracting of Neptune for the base bid at $5.6 million, and two alternate bids at $16,000 and $25,000, for a total contract of $5.641 million.

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Vittorio’s offering authentic Italian on Asbury

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / Executive chef Hiram Quintana and co-owners Claudio Mamo and Luigi Ottaviano inside Vittorio’s Italian restaurant at 1018 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City. Claire Lowe / Executive chef Hiram Quintana and co-owners Claudio Mamo and Luigi Ottaviano inside Vittorio’s Italian restaurant at 1018 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — A new downtown restaurant is promising an authentic taste of Italy on Asbury Avenue.

Brothers Vittorio and Luigi Ottaviano, and Vittorio’s son-in-law, Claudio Mamo, along with executive chef Hiram Quintana, recently brought their Pottstown, Pa. business, Vittorio’s, to the shore with a second location.

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Susan Jones named Home Bank volunteer of the year

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 05:26 pm

Submitted / From left are Ocean City Home Bank Assistant Vice President of Marketing Beth Morgenweck, 2014 Volunteer of the Year Sue Jones, and Vice President of Accounting Janette Raab, with a $150 donation for March of Dimes. Submitted / From left are Ocean City Home Bank Assistant Vice President of Marketing Beth Morgenweck, 2014 Volunteer of the Year Sue Jones, and Vice President of Accounting Janette Raab, with a $150 donation for March of Dimes.

Ocean City Home Bank employee Susan Jones was named the company’s 2014 Volunteer of the year.

Jones, of Upper Township, an employee in the accounting department, worked last year to support worthwhile causes such as March of Dimes, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Walk for the Wounded.

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Fundraiser keeps memory of Charles Knox alive

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:00 am

Event Friday will help local students with college expenses

File photo / Paul and Arlene Stryker will host the Charles Knox Memorial Scholarship Foundation Benefit on Feb. 6 at The Flanders, in honor of their son, who died in 1998 at age 16. File photo / Paul and Arlene Stryker will host the Charles Knox Memorial Scholarship Foundation Benefit on Feb. 6 at The Flanders, in honor of their son, who died in 1998 at age 16.

OCEAN CITY — Charles Knox Jr. was a compassionate teenager who enjoyed helping others, his parents say. In December, it will be 17 years since the 16-year-old Ocean City High School student died in a car accident.

But on Friday, Feb. 6, Paul and Arlene Stryker will honor their son’s life with the 15th annual Charles Knox Memorial Scholarship Foundation Benefit, which raises funds to provide scholarships to deserving local high school students.

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Exchange Club donates $1,000 to CONTACT Cape-Atlantic

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:00 am

Submitted / Exchange Club of Ocean City members deliver a $1,000 check in support of CONTACT Cape-Atlantic, a telephone reassurance program for elderly and disabled residents of Cape May and Atlantic counties. From left are Joe Libby, Ann P. Magee, executive director of CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Mark Cassidy, and Warren W. Iredell. Submitted / Exchange Club of Ocean City members deliver a $1,000 check in support of CONTACT Cape-Atlantic, a telephone reassurance program for elderly and disabled residents of Cape May and Atlantic counties. From left are Joe Libby, Ann P. Magee, executive director of CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Mark Cassidy, and Warren W. Iredell.

The Exchange Club of Ocean City recognized the community work performed by CONTACT Cape-Atlantic with a $1,000 donation to the free "check-in" phone service program that calls elderly and disabled persons, who are living alone.

This program has grown to help residents have contact with another person. Volunteers help over 200 adults each day stay in their homes independently.

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Ocean City Humane Society named 2014 Shelter of the Year

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, February 02, 2015 03:37 pm

Submitted / Ocean City Humane Society named 2014 Shelter of the Year Submitted / Ocean City Humane Society named 2014 Shelter of the Year

OCEAN CITY — The Humane Society of Ocean City was selected as the 2014 Shelter of the Year by Tupanion, a pet medical insurance company.

“We are honored and this award was achieved by our dedicated staff, board of directors, volunteers, the animals that we serve, as well as the city of Ocean City governmental agencies and its residents. We truly live up to our motto, ‘Providing the highest level of compassion and service to our animal friends,’” said Bill Hollingsworth, executive director. 

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Feb. 4, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 02, 2015 02:18 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 4, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 4, 2015

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 527 calls for service Jan. 25-31

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Ocean City High School opens weight-loss contest to community

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After inviting members of the community to join in, 62 people have signed up for the Ocean City School District’s annual Biggest Loser weight-loss competition, high school nurse Jill Geller reported.

“We always do it here at the high school, so this is our 12th year,” Geller explained.

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Ocean City man arrested in connection with Pine Hill drug bust

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 30, 2015 12:07 pm

An Ocean City man was one of three people taken into police custody last week in connection with a drug bust in Pine Hill, Camden County, which turned up a loaded gun and 7 pounds of marijuana.

Victor Lamanna, 26, of Ocean City; Barbara Masino, 57, of Pine Hill; and Nicholas Masino, 20, of Pine Hill were arrested around Jan. 23 by members of the Pine Hill Police Department after a search warrant was executed at 6 a.m. at the Masinos’ residence on the unit block of Diamond Avenue.

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Ocean City Board of Education honors retirees

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Written by Kathleen Kleva Thursday, January 29, 2015 02:32 pm

Kathleen Kleva / Retired custodian Felicia Nixon is honored by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and Board of Education Vice President Tom Oves during a Jan. 28 board meeting. Kathleen Kleva / Retired custodian Felicia Nixon is honored by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and Board of Education Vice President Tom Oves during a Jan. 28 board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Retired staff members Felicia Nixon, Kathy Ziegenfus and Pat Horvath were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education when it met Wednesday, Jan. 28. Superintendent Kathleen Taylor recognized each retiree noting accolades from their careers in the Ocean City School District.

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