• PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

    Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

  • Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

    Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

  • Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

    According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

    OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

    Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

  • Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

    Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

    Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

  • St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

    OCEAN CITY — Several historic Ocean City properties were named recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

    Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; and My Shore House at $335,879, as well as the city-owned Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; and City Hall at $230,000.

  • OCEAN CITY — The city is hosting a public meeting to discuss phase II of the northend road improvement project 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at St. Francis Cabrini Church in Culliney Hall, 114 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City.

Ocean City Gazette

LoBiondo tells OCHS students that serving is harder now, but very rewarding

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Written by Deborah Patterson Thursday, November 06, 2014 10:27 am

Ocean City High School students gather around Rep. Frank LoBiondo after he spoke to the group about his position as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Student David Balic (to his left) invited LoBiondo to speak to his AP Government class. Ocean City High School students gather around Rep. Frank LoBiondo after he spoke to the group about his position as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Student David Balic (to his left) invited LoBiondo to speak to his AP Government class.

OCEAN CITY – Rep. Frank LoBiondo visited Ocean City High School on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and spoke with students in AP Government Contemporary World Cultures classes.

Senior David Balic invited LoBiondo, who said he accepted as part of his Teen Advisory Group's mission to meet with young people and let them know "he is not just someone in a book."

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Fall spaghetti dinner sets record

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

submitted / The semi-annual Knights of Columbus fall spaghetti dinner in October set an all-time record by treating almost 300 guests to a homemade Italian dinner, complete with salad, meatballs, spaghetti and deserts. Chef Angel Anes and sous chefs Barry Anes and Alfonso Malorani prepared the feast served by Council 2560 Knights and their significant others. According to council minutes, this semi-annual tradition dates back to 1954. submitted / The semi-annual Knights of Columbus fall spaghetti dinner in October set an all-time record by treating almost 300 guests to a homemade Italian dinner, complete with salad, meatballs, spaghetti and deserts. Chef Angel Anes and sous chefs Barry Anes and Alfonso Malorani prepared the feast served by Council 2560 Knights and their significant others. According to council minutes, this semi-annual tradition dates back to 1954.

The semi-annual Knights of Columbus fall spaghetti dinner in October set an all-time record by treating almost 300 guests to a homemade Italian dinner, complete with salad, meatballs, spaghetti and desserts.

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New book recounts Ocean City native’s missions during Vietnam War

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

Bart Russell, a Vietnam veteran and former Marine, and his team leader in Vietnam, Col. Andrew R. Finlayson, who wrote “Killer Kane: A Marine Long-Range Recon Team Leader in Vietnam, 1967-1968,” about the elite team's experiences in the jungle. Bart Russell, a Vietnam veteran and former Marine, and his team leader in Vietnam, Col. Andrew R. Finlayson, who wrote “Killer Kane: A Marine Long-Range Recon Team Leader in Vietnam, 1967-1968,” about the elite team's experiences in the jungle.

OCEAN CITY — Sorting through old pictures and mementos of a distant and very unpopular war, Bart Russell said he harbors no bitterness, even against those who heckled returning soldiers.

Russell, 68, was a member of one of the most successful U.S. Marine long-range reconnaissance teams during the Vietnam War and is featured in a recently released book, “Killer Kane: A Marine Long-Range Recon Team Leader in Vietnam, 1967-1968,” by Andrew R. Finlayson.

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Clark, Gallelli-Keyes and James take seats on OC school board

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, November 04, 2014 10:26 pm

School board candidates Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. School board candidates Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr.

OCEAN CITY — Incumbents Joseph Clark and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes have been re-elected to three-year terms on the Ocean City Board of Education.

Clark received 2,179 votes and Gallelli-Keyes received 2,145 votes, according to unofficial results Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Runners weather the storm in Trail of Two Cities

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, November 04, 2014 02:57 pm

Jen Marra / Stephen Hoffman of Ocean City leads the pack taking first place overall in the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Saturday, Nov. 1. The race began at 10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City and finished in Kennedy Park in Somers Point Jen Marra / Stephen Hoffman of Ocean City leads the pack taking first place overall in the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Saturday, Nov. 1. The race began at 10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City and finished in Kennedy Park in Somers Point

Stephen Hoffman of Ocean City leads the pack taking first place overall in the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Saturday, Nov. 1. The race began at 10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City and finished in Kennedy Park in Somers Point. 


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Frankie’s on the Bay to open at former Bongo Café location

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:00 am

The interior of the new Frankie’s on the Bay, at 1050 Bay Ave. in Ocean City, will be an ode to coal country. The interior of the new Frankie’s on the Bay, at 1050 Bay Ave. in Ocean City, will be an ode to coal country.

OCEAN CITY — Looking to bring a taste of the coal country to the Jersey Shore, Frankie’s on the Bay at 10th Street will open this month.

Located at 1050 Bay Ave., the site of the former Bongo Cafe, the newly renovated restaurant will be “set back in time,” according to co-owner Laura Sacco.

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Locals should value historic district

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I don’t know of any community that outdoes Ocean City, where its entire population seems to agree in their professed love for the town. Every municipality has its booster class, but in how many towns does that love get passed down for generations? In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of people from other parts of the country who love Ocean City, too. That’s why the people who live here carry a bigger responsibility to preserve whatever it is that produces that love.

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Dog of the Year rescheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 03, 2014 04:03 pm

Dog of the Year rescheduled Dog of the Year rescheduled

Ocean City’s Dog of the Year ceremony, which was set for Saturday, Nov. 1, was postponed due to weather and will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the parking lot of the Tahiti Inn, 1125 Ocean Ave. Twelve pooches are vying for the title. There will be a winner and three runners-up announced. The event raises funds for the Ocean City Dog Park at 45th Street and Haven Avenue.

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OCHS assembly focuses on decision making

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, November 03, 2014 01:35 pm

Students hear from Middle Township High School alum, Matt Maher, who killed a man when driving drunk in 2009

Ann Richardson / Matt Maher, a former professional soccer player and Middle Township High School alum, speaks to students about drunken driving during an assembly Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Ocean City High School. Ann Richardson / Matt Maher, a former professional soccer player and Middle Township High School alum, speaks to students about drunken driving during an assembly Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Ocean City High School.

OCEAN CITY — Even as he sat in a jail cell contemplating the wreckage left behind on the night of March 7, 2009, Matthew Maher failed to grasp reality.

“I tried to wrap my mind around what just took place,” he said, figuring his drunken actions would bring a driving under the influence charge, two totaled cars and angry parents.

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Donations help enhance memory garden at The Shores

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, November 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted / Rotary Club members Robert Garrett, Larry Deming, Todd Bower, Cindy Chadwick, Tom Sahiko, Sallie Godfrey, Carl Scheetz, Nancy Hannum, Rody O'Rourke on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the memory garden at The Shores at Wesley Manor. Submitted / Rotary Club members Robert Garrett, Larry Deming, Todd Bower, Cindy Chadwick, Tom Sahiko, Sallie Godfrey, Carl Scheetz, Nancy Hannum, Rody O'Rourke on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the memory garden at The Shores at Wesley Manor.

Thanks to various donations, including a large one from the Ocean City-Upper Township Rotary Club and the Robbins family in memory of Nelson “Doc” and Millie Robbins, the Shores at Wesley Manor Memory Support Community was able to install a bench and make other improvements to its memory garden.

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Chamber roasts county surrogate Susan Sheppard

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Susan Sheppard, center, poses for a picture at the Ocean City Chamber’s annual roast with her friends, Marianne McLaughlin, Donna Oves and Melissa Wilson; husband Frank Faverzani, and her children, Mark, Nora and Frank Faverzani Jr. Susan Sheppard, center, poses for a picture at the Ocean City Chamber’s annual roast with her friends, Marianne McLaughlin, Donna Oves and Melissa Wilson; husband Frank Faverzani, and her children, Mark, Nora and Frank Faverzani Jr.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual roast at The Flanders Hotel. This year’s roastee was Cape May County Surrogate Susan Sheppard. Besides being a daughter, wife, mother and politician, Susan is known for her long, blond, curly locks, so it was no surprise the invitation featured a picture of Susan sitting on the beach with a large gavel in her hand and exaggerated hair.

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P. Francis reopens in more intimate location on Asbury

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Paul Cunningham, owner of P. Francis on Asbury Avenue, in his new storefront in the 800 block. Paul Cunningham, owner of P. Francis on Asbury Avenue, in his new storefront in the 800 block.

OCEAN CITY — Missing the charm of a smaller boutique, Paul Cunningham happily relocated his popular P. Francis gift shop from larger digs in the 700 block of Asbury Avenue to its new perch at 846 Asbury Ave.

“We got our cozy back,” Cunningham said, delighted with the more intimate setting.

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