Ocean City Gazette

Art on Asbury presents Judge Tribute Show

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fine Arts League announces a tribute show in January featuring artists Lance Balderson, Cathy DeMarco, Ruth Formica, Stefanie Godfrey, Cheryl Knowles Harrigan, Phyllis London, Stephanie Madsen, Annette Rinker and Jill Cucci Smith, who have donated their time to judge the Art on Asbury shows throughout 2014.

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Historical Museum celebrates 7,000th visitor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

submitted / From left, in back, are Elaine Reimet, Kathy and Mark Reiment, and Dick Reimet with the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 7,000th visitor, Summerlee Reiment, who is holding a certificate and prize from her visit Dec. 20. submitted / From left, in back, are Elaine Reimet, Kathy and Mark Reiment, and Dick Reimet with the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 7,000th visitor, Summerlee Reiment, who is holding a certificate and prize from her visit Dec. 20.

OCEAN CITY — Summerlee Reimet wasn’t even sure she wanted to go to the Ocean City Historical Museum on Saturday, Dec. 20, but she’s glad she did.

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Is Cheney any better than Kim Jong-un?

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Sony was the recent victim of a cyber attack. Circumstantial evidence would suggest that North Korea was the perp. The alleged motive is “The Interview,” which is said to be a comedy film about the assassination of North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un. To be sure, he is a brutal bastard.

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Fox guarding the hen house

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

OK, they're still spinning Costeria Cottages as affordable single-family homes ideal for residency. These new homes, as priced, will be anything but affordable for young families and even many retirees, and are much more suited for use as vacation and investment homes and seasonal rentals.

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Miami-based entertainer returns to South Jersey for First Night

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, December 28, 2014 02:00 pm

Steve Gryb of Miami returns to South Jersey, where he grew up, to perform at Ocean City’s First Night on Dec. 31. Steve Gryb of Miami returns to South Jersey, where he grew up, to perform at Ocean City’s First Night on Dec. 31.

Absegami High School graduate and self-proclaimed “Pied Piper of Percussion” Steve Gryb returns to his roots in South Jersey this New Year’s Eve to perform at Ocean City’s First Night.

Gryb, 59, who now lives in Miami, Fla., will present his “The Rhythm is Going to Get You!” show, billed as “America’s most interactive show for the young and young-at-heart.” 

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Chamber hosts awards dinner for local businesses

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 28, 2014 12:00 am

Citizen of the Year Leon Costello poses for a picture with his wife, Jen; Scott and Janie Halliday, Michele and Jay Gillian and Bill McMahon at the chamber dinner. Citizen of the Year Leon Costello poses for a picture with his wife, Jen; Scott and Janie Halliday, Michele and Jay Gillian and Bill McMahon at the chamber dinner.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards Dinner recently.

It was a bitter cold and windy clear night when guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club where they were greeted by Caitlin Greene, Rose Savastano and Barbara Brown still wearing their coats as they were sitting near the door in the lobby.

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Know before you go: Council meets 1 p.m. Dec. 29

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:41 pm

Know before you go: Council meets 1 p.m. Dec. 29 Know before you go: Council meets 1 p.m. Dec. 29

OCEAN CITY — City Council will vote on increasing attic height in Ocean City Homes, as well the appointment of James Mallon as new city business administrator when it meets 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 in City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.

In addition, council will consider a resolution approving a $10,000 professional services contract for an evaluation of the city’s public safety building, as well as a resolution approving a three-year contract for the police union, Local 61.

The agenda is as follows:

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Ocean City’s First Night dishing up family fun for 23 years

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Written by Kathleen Kleva Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 am

First Night offers a variety of family-friendly activities including skating on a synthetic ice rink, inflatables, live entertainment and a fireworks display. First Night offers a variety of family-friendly activities including skating on a synthetic ice rink, inflatables, live entertainment and a fireworks display.

OCEAN CITY — First Night has been host to families looking for a family-friendly environment on New Year’s Eve for more than two decades. The year 2015 will bring new attractions and venues to popular event, marking its 23rd year.

“Every year we look to be bigger and better than the year before,” said Steven Brady, president of Ocean City Home Bank.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Dec. 24, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:10 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 24, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 24, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 489 calls for service Dec. 14-20

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Tabernacle brings Nativity to life

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Members of the Ocean City Tabernacle SON Club participate in a live nativity Saturday, Dec. 20. The tabernacle also hosts St. Peter's United Methodist Church's Happy Birthday Jesus Party. The live animals in the nativity were provided by Nick Santana of Barnyard Friends in Dorothy. Jen Marra / Members of the Ocean City Tabernacle SON Club participate in a live nativity Saturday, Dec. 20. The tabernacle also hosts St. Peter's United Methodist Church's Happy Birthday Jesus Party. The live animals in the nativity were provided by Nick Santana of Barnyard Friends in Dorothy.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Tabernacle hosted a living Nativity in front of the church Saturday, Dec. 20.

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Santa visits Ocean City Primary students

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / Santa Claus made a special visit to the students at Ocean City Primary School Monday, Dec. 22, thanks to the Local 61. Claire Lowe / Santa Claus made a special visit to the students at Ocean City Primary School Monday, Dec. 22, thanks to the Local 61.

OCEAN CITY — Santa Claus made a special visit to the students at Ocean City Primary School Monday, Dec. 22, thanks to the Local 61.

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Dattilo to retire, Mallon to step in as business administrator

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 22, 2014 04:59 pm

Dattilo to retire, Mallon to step in as business administrator Dattilo to retire, Mallon to step in as business administrator

OCEAN CITY — Business administrator Mike Dattilo will retire in 2015, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Monday, Dec. 22.

In a press release Monday, Gillian also announced his intention to appoint James Mallon, current aide to the mayor and former director of community services, to fill the position.

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