Ocean City Gazette

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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Big step taken toward southend beach work

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:50 am

OCEAN CITY — Officials report that a  major step toward a multimillion-dollar federal beach fill project for the south end of town has taken a big step forward, with the execution of what’s called a project partnership agreement between the Army Corps of Engineers and the state  Department of Environmental Protection.

“Needless to say, we’ve all been waiting quite some time for that. It’s much later than we had hoped,” city business administrator Michael Dattilo told City Council on Thursday. “But it is a significant step. It’s the most significant step in this project becoming a reality.”

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New business will wait for you

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 09:54 am

Call waiting OCEAN CITY —When creating her fledgling service business, Jane Custer thought long and hard about what people in a seashore resort might need most. It all came together one afternoon on a bike ride; people need time.

“I am the answer to the question, ‘when will someone be home,’” said Custer, the owner of “Call Waiting,” a company founded on the premise of service first.

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Two grants welcomed by Ocean City schools

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 04:11 am

OC School District OCEAN CITY — At a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor announced that the school district was the beneficiary of two grants totaling $449,000.

The board unanimously accepted a $289,000 grant from the Sea Isle City Board of Education to enhance the Ocean City School District’s visual and performing arts and science departments and drug awareness/prevention program.

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Veteran teacher Thomas Gahr retires

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:09 pm

Thomas Gahr speaks at a recent school board meeting. Thomas Gahr speaks at a recent school board meeting. OCEAN CITY —Every day for 33 years, health and physical education teacher Tom Gahr strived to reach, motivate and inspire his young charges.

Gahr retired in June and was recognized by the Ocean City Board of Education at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting.

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UPDATED: Body found in Ocean City alley

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Last Updated on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:57 pm Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:57 pm

OCEAN CITY — Police are investigating a grisly death near Ninth Street on the alley between Asbury and West avenues as a possible suicide, officials said today.

Witnesses say a man’s body was found at the site this morning, Tuesday, July 1.

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