• Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

    “It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

  • Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

    OCEAN CITY — Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for…

  • Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since 1908, burned down to the sand beneath it during the freakish derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

  • A new school year begins in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

  • Project out to bid, mayor says

    Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

    OCEAN CITY — The long-awaited beach replenishment project for Ocean City’s south end is out to bid, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday, Aug. 22 in his latest letter to city residents.

    The project is expected to be completed this fall by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of a 50-year agreement to fill the beaches from 34th to 59th streets as necessary.

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Sand art at the Ocean City beach

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Written by Lauren Dickey Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Lauren Dickey / Tommy Wright from Havertown, Pa. helps his family build a sand castle during Ocean City’s Sand Sculpting Contest Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Sixth Street beach. Wright’s family has been vacationing in Ocean City for the last 15 years. Lauren Dickey / Tommy Wright from Havertown, Pa. helps his family build a sand castle during Ocean City’s Sand Sculpting Contest Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Sixth Street beach. Wright’s family has been vacationing in Ocean City for the last 15 years.

Tommy Wright from Havertown, Pa. helps his family build a sand castle during Ocean City’s Sand Sculpting Contest Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Sixth Street beach. Wright’s family has been vacationing in Ocean City for the last 15 years.


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Ocean City Board of Education news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:42 pm

Ocean City Board of Education news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014 Ocean City Board of Education news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed during a Wednesday, July 23 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

‘Battling for Public Education’

Steve Trauger, the school district’s technology expert, updated the board on the national school public relations conference, “Battling for Public Education,” which he attend.

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Walk for the Wounded returns to Ocean City Sept. 27

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Written by Lauren Dickey Tuesday, August 05, 2014 05:12 pm

Lauren Dickey / Patrick Carney speaks at the Walk for the Wounded press conference Tuesday at the Music Pier in Ocean City. After serving eight years in the Army, Carney was medically discharged and is receiving help from Operation First Response. Lauren Dickey / Patrick Carney speaks at the Walk for the Wounded press conference Tuesday at the Music Pier in Ocean City. After serving eight years in the Army, Carney was medically discharged and is receiving help from Operation First Response.

OCEAN CITY — Veterans, firefighters and supporters gathered at the Ocean City Music Pier Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 5, to build interest in the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded, planned for Sept. 27.

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Ocean City reports revenue up over last year

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:00 am

Electronic meters that accept credit cards are seen as one reason city revenue is up this summer. Electronic meters that accept credit cards are seen as one reason city revenue is up this summer. OCEAN CITY — Sunny skies and warm temperatures through June lured more visitors to the resort, which meant more beach tag and parking revenue coming in.

Post-Sandy construction continues at a good clip, spurring another boost in revenue for construction permits through June. With more people in town, the city’s Aquatic and Fitness Center is going gangbusters.

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Ocean City students to participate in Best Buddies program

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City High School students will participate in the Best Buddies program, which helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure jobs, live on their own, become leaders and make friendships. Ocean City High School students will participate in the Best Buddies program, which helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure jobs, live on their own, become leaders and make friendships.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City School District is the first in the South Jersey region to boast a Best Buddies Program and Director of Special education Matt Carey said he couldn’t be happier.

According to BestBuddies.org, the program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure jobs, live on their own, become leaders and make friendships.

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Ocean City American Legion Post 524 announces 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Golf Tournament

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Ocean City American Legion Post 524 golf committee members visit Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township to promote the 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Tournament, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22. Submitted / Ocean City American Legion Post 524 golf committee members visit Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township to promote the 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Tournament, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will again invite area golfers to support veterans and community activities by playing in the 2014 Jace Clark Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township on Monday, Sept. 22.

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For OC School District, a new seal, same old crest

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, August 04, 2014 03:28 pm

The new Ocean City School District “seal.” The new Ocean City School District “seal.”

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City School District has a new “seal,” but has not replaced its traditional “crest.”

The differences between what the district refers to as its “seal” and its “crest” are obscure, which led to confusion when the district announced a new “seal” in June.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Aug. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 09:13 am

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 1,535 calls for service July 20- July 26.

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City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014 City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

OCEAN CITY —The following items were discussed when City Council met Thursday, July 24 at City Hall.

Council unanimous for American Legion lease

City Council unanimously approved leasing property at 4556 West Ave. to the American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 for a new headquarters, at a cost of $1 a year for 50 years.

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St. Peter’s welcomes new pastor

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

 Christine Crist, Katie and Kooper Grim, Jill and Sydney Chin and Pat Custard pose for a picture at the welcome aboard dinner. Christine Crist, Katie and Kooper Grim, Jill and Sydney Chin and Pat Custard pose for a picture at the welcome aboard dinner.

Members of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church held a welcome aboard party recently for new senior Pastor Steve Donat and his wife, Dianna. I waved to Betty Ann Powell when I parked my car in the lot next to her home then Audrey van der Loo joked about walking the stairs to the Stainton Room to keep in shape.

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Lifeguard photo presented to Bob’s on the Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk.  Harbaugh won the Margate Memorial singles rowing race in 1948 and 1949. He was inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame in 1986. The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk. Harbaugh won the Margate Memorial singles rowing race in 1948 and 1949. He was inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame in 1986.

The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk.

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New concrete a concern at dog park

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Dog Park user George Chard is concerned about a new cement wall constructed at the dog park at 45th Street and Haven Avenue.

The proposed wall appears to be planned to hold planters, but Chard attended the most recent City Council meeting to say it is unnecessary and possibly dangerous.

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