• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

Ocean City Gazette

Chamber focusing on year-round resident retention

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 06, 2014 05:39 pm

OCEAN CITY — Beyond the need to attract tourists, is a need to attract more year-round families, Michele Gillian, the executive director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce told Fairness in Taxes members at its Oct. 3 meeting.

It is not a new idea, Gillian said, but one the chamber is focusing on.

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Three generations exhibit photos at Arts Center in October

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 04:32 pm

Photograph by Felicia Betts Photograph by Felicia Betts

The Betts family, three generations of Cape May County photographers, will exhibit their photographs at the Ocean City Arts Center throughout October.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 6, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 02:04 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 6, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 6, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 641 calls for service Sept. 28-Oct. 4

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Ex-CIA agent guest speaker at Ocean City’s museum luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Fred Miller welcomes Bill and Nancy Pugh, Pat and Jack Devine, the guest speaker; Sharon and Joe Grimes, and Karen and Tom Heist to the historical museum luncheon. Fred Miller welcomes Bill and Nancy Pugh, Pat and Jack Devine, the guest speaker; Sharon and Joe Grimes, and Karen and Tom Heist to the historical museum luncheon.

The Ocean City Historical Museum held their 51st annual luncheon recently at The Flanders Hotel on a warm, sunny day. Steve Gring was entertaining at the grand piano when I arrived while Jean Robinson, Noel Wirth and Carol Dotts greeted guests at the door. When I told Jean I missed her at the Ecumenical Council luncheon, she said she was playing golf.

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Firefighters host open house in honor of Fire Prevention Week

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Hundreds participate in Ocean City Fire Department open house in 2013 Hundreds participate in Ocean City Fire Department open house in 2013

OCEAN CITY — Members of the Ocean City Fire Department take fire prevention seriously, but at the same time they like to have a little fun with their neighbors.

In honor of Fire Prevention Week Oct 5-11, the local firefighters will host the seventh annual Fire Prevention Open House 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at fire headquarters on Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Ocean City catering to bicyclists with more on-street bike racks

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / The new bicycle corral on the street in front of Ready's Coffee Shop. Ann Richardson / The new bicycle corral on the street in front of Ready's Coffee Shop.

OCEAN CITY —When approached about a bike rack in the street in front of his business several years ago, Doug Wing said he declined the city’s offer.

Because the on-street corral eliminates a parking spot, Wing, the owner of Ready’s Coffee Shop at 415 Eighth St., feared it could hurt business.

He needn’t have. One of three new on-street bike racks that appeared in the downtown area within the last few weeks, it is a big hit.

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Best Buddies to debut at HERO Walk

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 03, 2014 12:00 am

Student program underway at OCHS

Matt Carey, Ocean City School director of special education, speaks to the Ocean City Board of Education about the high school's new Best Buddies program Wednesday, Sept. 24. Matt Carey, Ocean City School director of special education, speaks to the Ocean City Board of Education about the high school's new Best Buddies program Wednesday, Sept. 24.

OCEAN CITY — Students involved in the local high school’s new Best Buddies program, which helps students with disabilities acclimate, will make their debut Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Ocean City Boardwalk at the fourth annual HERO Walk. 

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Stranded buoy removed from Ocean City beach

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 02, 2014 05:02 pm

Ann Richardson / Members of the U.S. Coast Guard out of Philadelphia Thursday, Oct. 2 tie down a large navigational buoy that washed ashore near the Longport Bridge on Sept. 9. City public works officials hauled the buoy from the shoreline to a parking lot adjacent to the Longport Bridge last week and assisted Coast Guard officials in lifting the buoy from the parking lot to a flatbed trailer. Ann Richardson / Members of the U.S. Coast Guard out of Philadelphia Thursday, Oct. 2 tie down a large navigational buoy that washed ashore near the Longport Bridge on Sept. 9. City public works officials hauled the buoy from the shoreline to a parking lot adjacent to the Longport Bridge last week and assisted Coast Guard officials in lifting the buoy from the parking lot to a flatbed trailer.

OCEAN CITY — A navigational buoy that washed ashore near the Longport Bridge on Sept. 9 is now on its way to a U.S. Coast Guard facility in Portsmouth, Va. for repairs.

The buoy, which Coast Guard officials believe broke loose during a recent nor’easter, sat along the shoreline for more than two weeks before a crew from Ocean City Public Works hauled it up to the municipal parking lot next to the bridge last week. 

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Ocean City exploring options for dredge spoil disposal

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, October 02, 2014 03:29 pm

Dredging expected to begin in summer 2015

OCEAN CITY — Hoping to begin dredging the back bays in summer 2015, Ocean City officials say they are exploring a number of options for disposal of the spoils, among them using old or new spoils sites, or using the material to stabilize wetlands.

According to an update from the city administration dated Sept. 26 and released to the media this week, “Contingent on success with our ongoing permitting, we will next be allowed to dredge on July l, 2015.”

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Exchange Club gives $5,000 to Tabernacle youth program

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 11:50 am

Submitted / Ocean City Exchange Club President Bill Culp, left, presents a donation check to Eric Hitchner, director of youth programs at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Submitted / Ocean City Exchange Club President Bill Culp, left, presents a donation check to Eric Hitchner, director of youth programs at the Ocean City Tabernacle.

At its Monday, Sept. 30 meeting, Exchange Club of Ocean City President Bill Culp presented a $5,000 donation to the Ocean City Tabernacle's youth program.

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Fallen but not forgotten

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 01, 2014 01:09 pm

Military heroes honored with three-day relay

 The Run for the Fallen Core Team runs south on Bay Avenue in Ocean City to Hero Marker No. 45, honoring Sgt. Keith Buzinski of Hamilton (Mercer County), located in front of the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course Friday, Sept. 26. The team was finishing up their first day of a three-day relay that includes stops every mile in tribute of fallen veterans with the final stop at American Legion Post 524 and a dinner at the senior center. The Run for the Fallen Core Team runs south on Bay Avenue in Ocean City to Hero Marker No. 45, honoring Sgt. Keith Buzinski of Hamilton (Mercer County), located in front of the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course Friday, Sept. 26. The team was finishing up their first day of a three-day relay that includes stops every mile in tribute of fallen veterans with the final stop at American Legion Post 524 and a dinner at the senior center.

The Run for the Fallen Core Team runs south on Bay Avenue in Ocean City to Hero Marker No. 45, honoring Sgt. Keith Buzinski of Hamilton (Mercer County), located in front of the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course Friday, Sept. 26. The team was finishing up their first day of a three-day relay that includes stops every mile in tribute of fallen veterans with the final stop at American Legion Post 524 and a dinner at the senior center.

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‘Did You Know?’ campaign billboard unveiled

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 30, 2014 05:22 pm

The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29. The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29.

OCEAN CITY — With a newly unveiled billboard sporting an anti-drug and alcohol message behind him, Len Desiderio, the mayor Sea Isle City – one of four communities involved in a new program at Ocean City High School – said students like those involved in the school’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have the right idea. 

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