Ocean City Gazette

Important for pedestrians to follow the rules as summer hits its stride

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:07 pm

OCEAN CITY – Visitors caused a few traffic jams over the weekend, but nothing out of the ordinary, according to Capt. Steve Ang, spokesperson for the Ocean City Police Department.

There is one nagging issue as the summer crowds hit full stride, however. Pedestrians are not always following the rules. It has become evident on two fronts, Ang said.

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Ocean City police seek man trying to use counterfeit money on boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:52 am

Police are looking for this man, who they say was in the vicinity and matches the description of a person who attempted to use counterfeit money on the boardwalk Monday. Police are looking for this man, who they say was in the vicinity and matches the description of a person who attempted to use counterfeit money on the boardwalk Monday.

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City police are searching for a man they say attempted to use counterfeit money on the boardwalk three times Monday afternoon.

Police say he attempted to use counterfeit $50 bills first at the 1000 block of the boardwalk, then twice in the 600 block. He passed the bills after making a small item purchase, police said.

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School board honors Support Staff Member of the Year at OCIS

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 09:48 am

OCEAN CITY – For 24 years, she has been the principal’s secretary at the Ocean City Intermediate School, but Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said Rosemary Stuart is much more.

Taylor called Stuart the glue that holds the school together. She is the first smiling face greeting visitors when they walk through the front doors, Taylor said.

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Beach picnic ban was born with beach tags, but is no longer on the books

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 05:19 am

photo by Bill Barlow / The sign says no picnics, but Ocean City has no problem with that bag of hoagies you wanted to take to the beach. Officials are also more lenient with ball playing than the sign indicates, but it sounds like you shouldn’t push it on alcohol or campfires. photo by Bill Barlow / The sign says no picnics, but Ocean City has no problem with that bag of hoagies you wanted to take to the beach. Officials are also more lenient with ball playing than the sign indicates, but it sounds like you shouldn’t push it on alcohol or campfires. OCEAN CITY – On street ends throughout Ocean City, a big yellow sign informs beachgoers about what’s not allowed. No skateboards on the boardwalk, no loud music or ball playing, no picnics.

Wait, really?

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New book chronicles the hotels that ‘built Ocean City’

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 07, 2014 08:17 pm

book OCEAN CITY —Most of the grand hotels that once graced the island have disappeared over the years, but they still hold a special place in the heart of Ocean City’s longtime residents and visitors.

Local authors Fred and Susan Miller have written a new book, “Ocean City’s Historic Hotels,” and will launch the Ocean City Historical Museum’s summer lecture series with a book signing and discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at the museum, 17th Street and Simpson Ave.

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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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