• Alumni upset over change

    At left, the old athletic log for Ocean City High School, and, at right, the new logo approved by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City High School Red has a new logo for athletics, but not everyone is happy about it.

    Featuring a red-tailed hawk flying above the words “OCHS” in red with a black outline, and “Red Raiders” in white with a black outline, the new athletic logo was approved 7-1 by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, with board member Bill Holmes casting the dissenting vote.

  • Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comLabor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of the season, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid air just as the school year starts.

  • According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

    In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

  •  A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

    OCEAN CITY — A proposed ban on bamboo in Ocean City moved closer to becoming law Thursday despite concerns from several residents.

  • A surfer takes a turn off the lip on Thursday’s overhead waves. Surfers flocked to the water from throughout the region for the weekday swell. By Thursday morning, Hurricane Cristobal was passing well off the coast, and was expected to pass off Nova Scotia by Thursday night. In the meantime, the storm sent huge waves toward the beach from North Carolina to New England, with heavy waves throughout Cape May County. Some sets were well overhead, and there were steady waves throughout the morning.Well, that went quick.

    How did Labor Day weekend get here so fast? Well, I guess you blinked. Either that or they’ve changed the length of July and August…

  • 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.”

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Community Center benefits from ‘Endless Summer’

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 03, 2013 12:00 am

Around Our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around Our Town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Community Center Association held their annual “Endless Summer” benefit at Café Luciano Lamberti in Seaview Harbor on a beautiful September evening. The harbor was still filled with boats at docks and the sunset glistened on the water.

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Ocean City High School students learn probability with annual carnival

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, November 03, 2013 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / Senior Frank Woolley watches as the kindergarten students try putting the golf ball into a narrow passage. Claire Lowe / Senior Frank Woolley watches as the kindergarten students try putting the golf ball into a narrow passage.

OCEAN CITY — Kindergarteners from Ocean City Primary School took their chances at a variety of games for candy prizes during a field trip to Ocean City High School Friday, Oct. 25 as part of a math lesson for seniors.

For the second year, students in the senior statistics and probability class led by Ed Ritti and Helene Kelly hosted a probability carnival outside of the Ocean City High School cafeteria.

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Car lot changes sign, not ownership

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:00 am

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 sign at Harry Klause’s car lot has changed, but apparently ownership has not.

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New Jersey American Water spending $1M to upgrade water mains in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 04:05 pm

Residents in Ocean City will soon enjoy increased water pressure and improved fire protection as New Jersey American Water is wrapping up two projects: a 3,000-foot water main installation on Bay Avenue between 12th and 16th streets and the construction of a 2,100-foot pipeline on Bayshore and Pinewood drives.

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Henry’s in Ocean City named top 50 jeweler in US

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 03:56 pm

photo courtesy Donald B. Kravitz / Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City congratulates Henry’s store manager, Nina Camburn Brown, on the store being named one of the top 50 design jewelers in the country by the JCK Design Center and thanks Henry's for the prestige it has brought to Ocean City and its boardwalk. photo courtesy Donald B. Kravitz / Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City congratulates Henry’s store manager, Nina Camburn Brown, on the store being named one of the top 50 design jewelers in the country by the JCK Design Center and thanks Henry's for the prestige it has brought to Ocean City and its boardwalk.

Henry's Jewelers on the Ocean City Boardwalk was recently named one of the top 50 design jewelers in the country by the JCK Design Center, publishers of JCK, a national trade magazine.

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Ocean City's First Night admission buttons for sale

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 03:40 pm

Ocean City's First Night admission buttons for sale Ocean City's First Night admission buttons for sale

OCEAN CITY — Buttons for this year’s First Night celebration in Ocean City are now on sale at www.firstnightocnj.com.

The cost of the button is $15 and includes access to all First Night activities.

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Gov. Christie makes campaign stop in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, October 31, 2013 05:13 pm

Claire Lowe / New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, arrived in Ocean City Thursday, Oct. 31 to cheers from his supporters as part of his campaign bus tour. Claire Lowe / New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, arrived in Ocean City Thursday, Oct. 31 to cheers from his supporters as part of his campaign bus tour.

New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, arrived in Ocean City Thursday, Oct. 31 to cheers from his supporters as part of his campaign bus tour.

Christie was visiting the Cape May County Republican headquarters on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City to stump for 1st District Republican state Senate candidate Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, and Assembly candidates Sam Fiocchi and Kristine Gabor, while promoting the statewide Republican ticket, which includes himself this year.

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County plans improvements to Bay Ave. in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:31 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Improvements to Bay Avenue in Ocean City, funded by the federal government, will begin in 2014, the Cape May County Freeholder Board announced Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Anniversary event recognizes strength of Ocean City community after Sandy

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 30, 2013 06:16 pm

Ann Richardson / Rev. Brian Roberts addresses the crowd gathered for the Hurricane Sandy anniversary event Tuesday, Oct. 29 at St. Peter’s. Ann Richardson / Rev. Brian Roberts addresses the crowd gathered for the Hurricane Sandy anniversary event Tuesday, Oct. 29 at St. Peter’s.

OCEAN CITY – On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall in Ocean City, hundreds of people gathered at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church to commemorate the strength and power of the community during the storm, which wreaked havoc on the community.

“It is a joy to welcome you here,” said Rev. Brian Roberts of St. Peter’s, representing OCNJ CARE, a nonprofit organization formed in the wake of the storm to help in the recovery effort.

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Appeals court rules Ocean City must pay to take property for beach replenishment

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, October 30, 2013 05:23 pm

Appeals court rules Ocean City must pay to take property for beach replenishment Appeals court rules Ocean City must pay to take property for beach replenishment

In an Oct. 28 decision, the New Jersey Appellate Court found several Ocean City beachfront property owners were owed money for property the city took to complete a beach replenishment project that constructed dunes in front of their homes.

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Proud to wear pink

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Ocean City Intermediate School students dress up in as much pink as they can for a Pink Out during Spirit Day Friday, Oct. 25, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Jen Marra / Ocean City Intermediate School students dress up in as much pink as they can for a Pink Out during Spirit Day Friday, Oct. 25, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Intermediate School students dress up in as much pink as they can for a Pink Out during Spirit Day Friday, Oct. 25, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Ocean City Chamber announces award winners

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 am

Ocean City Chamber announces award winners Ocean City Chamber announces award winners

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce 2013 Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification awards will be presented 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road.

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