• OCEAN CITY — Carrying a science experiment designed by six Ocean City High School students, Mission 6 is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station this October.

    The Ocean City School District is one of 20 districts from across the nation selected to participate in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).

  • Submitted / “Come on down to the beach and fish!” urges Kieth Van Laarhoven, chairman of the October 18th Ocean City surf fishing tournament.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fishing Club is extending a broad invitation for anglers to participate in its 47th annual surf fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    “This is an opportunity for anyone interested in fishing to come out and have fun competing in our tournament,” said tournament Chairman Kieth Van Laarhoven, of Ocean City and Browns Mills. “This event is open not only to members of the fishing clubs throughout our area, but also to individuals and families.”

  • OCEAN CITY — Council is expected to host a workshop concerning the city’s historic district sometime in the near future, City Councilman Michael Allegretto said Thursday, Sept. 11.

    “We will let everyone know about the workshop, we want to get everyone involved,” he said, adding that it will be announced within the next 30 to 45 days.

  • According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    OCEAN CITY — A new skatepark in Ocean City is one step closer to becoming a reality as the Cape May County Board of Freeholders approved $500,000 in Open Space funding toward the project when it met Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    “I’m tickled. I am excited that the county sees as much value in the project as we do. I believe, to date, this is one of the biggest awards they’ve ever given. Their enthusiasm for the project is refreshing,” said Ocean City Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

  • AVALON – Authorities have determined that accidental drowning was the cause of death of Brett Fitzpatrick, whose body was found at the 23rd Street beach in Avalon on New Year’s Day.

    The cause of the drowning is undetermined, said Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. However, a toxicology report “revealed a high level of alcohol in his system, which may have led to an accidental drowning,” he said.

Ocean City Gazette

It’s ‘Lights, Camera, Christmas’ for Ocean City’s annual holiday spectacular

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 01:00 am

Submitted / Professional performers from New York City shine in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual holiday spectacular. Submitted / Professional performers from New York City shine in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual holiday spectacular.

OCEAN CITY – This holiday, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company invites you to come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with “Lights, Camera, Christmas,” Ocean City’s holiday spectacular.

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Ocean City car dealer Klause’s sentencing moved to Dec. 13

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, November 18, 2013 01:08 pm

The new sign at Harry Klause’s car lot at 1120 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City no longer includes his name. The new sign at Harry Klause’s car lot at 1120 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City no longer includes his name.

OCEAN CITY — The sentencing date for local car dealer Harry Klause was moved to Dec. 13, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

Klause, the president, operator and manager of Harry Klause Cars and Trucks Inc. on Asbury Avenue, pleaded guilty in August to perpetrating a scheme to defraud automotive loan lenders and customers who traded in and bought vehicles at his dealership before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Nov. 20, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 18, 2013 01:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 20, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 20, 2013

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 571 calls for service Nov. 10-16

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Benefit by the Bay raises funds for Ocean City education

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 17, 2013 01:00 am

Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan

Guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club lined with bright colored mums along the walkway for the Ocean City Education Foundation’s Benefit by the Bay. President Dave Allegretto and Vice President Mary Beth Snow were seated near the door and thanked everyone for coming.

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Waves of Caring gets a new leader, collects toys for Christmas

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, November 17, 2013 01:00 am

File photo / Jim Smith, Linda MacIntyre and Debbie Buckley, members of the Waves of Caring Board of Directors, present a $1,500 check from the Trish Tolomeo Camp scholarship fund to Kristie Fenton, representing the Ocean City Recreation Division, and a $1,000 check to Ann Gallagher of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council for Clothes Closet over the summer. File photo / Jim Smith, Linda MacIntyre and Debbie Buckley, members of the Waves of Caring Board of Directors, present a $1,500 check from the Trish Tolomeo Camp scholarship fund to Kristie Fenton, representing the Ocean City Recreation Division, and a $1,000 check to Ann Gallagher of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council for Clothes Closet over the summer.

OCEAN CITY – After more than two decades, Waves of Caring, a city-sanctioned program that collects and distributes new toys and gifts for children of Ocean City families near Christmas, has a new leader.

“If we didn’t do this, there would be kids out there who would think that Santa Claus missed them,” said Ocean City Fire Deputy Chief Jim Smith, the organization new director.

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Ocean City Schools host Parents Day

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:48 am

Ocean City Schools host Parents Day Ocean City Schools host Parents Day

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Ocean City School District is inviting parents into the schools to find out more about what their child is learning about in class.

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Ocean City Board of Realtors hopes to give ‘Warmth for the Winter’

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, November 16, 2013 01:00 am

The Ocean City Board of Realtors is collecting winter clothing and outerwear for its annual “Warmth for the Winter” clothing drive. This load of winter clothing is ready to be transported to the Clothes Closet. The Ocean City Board of Realtors is collecting winter clothing and outerwear for its annual “Warmth for the Winter” clothing drive. This load of winter clothing is ready to be transported to the Clothes Closet.

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Board of Realtors’ annual “Warmth for the Winter” clothing drive is in full swing and the board is seeking warm clothing or outerwear, and other household goods, including sheets, towels, blankets and comforters.

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Ocean City High School goes retro for scholarship dinner

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, November 15, 2013 03:44 pm

Christie Rotondo / Freshmen Alli Pursglove and Ashley Ogurek dress in saddle shoes and poodle skirts to celebrate the “Dining Through the Decades” scholarship dinner. Christie Rotondo / Freshmen Alli Pursglove and Ashley Ogurek dress in saddle shoes and poodle skirts to celebrate the “Dining Through the Decades” scholarship dinner.

OCEAN CITY —The Ocean City High School Leadership Club held its eighth annual scholarship fundraising dinner, this year themed “Dining Through the Decades,” Thursday, Nov. 14 in the school cafeteria.

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Ocean City fire chief unveils staffing changes at public safety workshop

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 15, 2013 11:57 am

Fire chief unveils staffing changes at public safety workshop Fire chief unveils staffing changes at public safety workshop

OCEAN CITY — Responding to requests for cost-savings in the fire department, Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Breunig said Thursday that he has a new staffing plan ready to be implemented in the fire house.

Breunig’s plan reallocates staff to create a training officer, a fire inspections officer and a community education or resource officer.

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Ocean City Historical Museum honored by chamber for 50 years

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, November 15, 2013 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City was founded by four Methodist ministers in 1879, but the story of the seaside resort has a lot of chapters, both before and after the founding. For the last 50 years, the Ocean City Historical Museum has been the repository of this storied history.

This milestone was recognized by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce at their annual recognition dinner on Nov. 14.

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Prudential makes the change to Berkshire Hathaway Tuesday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 01:00 am

Cutting the ribbon at the 5501 West Ave. office, in front are office manager Michael Allegretto, also a city councilman; Christen Andrews, Joe Sheppard, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and Councilman Antwan McCellan. In back are Council President Tony Wilson, Sue Bomberger, John Woolam, Jim Marshall, Ocean City Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian, chamber representative Bill McMahon and Councilman Mike DeVlieger. Cutting the ribbon at the 5501 West Ave. office, in front are office manager Michael Allegretto, also a city councilman; Christen Andrews, Joe Sheppard, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and Councilman Antwan McCellan. In back are Council President Tony Wilson, Sue Bomberger, John Woolam, Jim Marshall, Ocean City Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian, chamber representative Bill McMahon and Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

OCEAN CITY — Prudential Fox and Roach officially changed over to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Ocean City offices celebrated the switch.

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Ocean City businesses receive post-Sandy grants

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 01:00 am

Five Ocean City businesses have been awarded Stronger NJ Business Grants to support their recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Thursday, Nov. 14.

Pelican Pete’s Island Car Wash, Neal’s A&D Tire Service, Christina’s Butterfly Boutique, Making Waves, and Serendipity Bed and Breakfast all received grants from the Stronger NJ Business Grant program, which offers grants of up to $50,000 per impacted location to New Jersey businesses damaged by the storm. To date, 132 businesses have been approved for grants totaling over $6.6 million.

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