Ocean City Gazette

OCHS surf team to compete in national competition in California

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend. Members of the Ocean City High School surf team, pictured with Coach Mark Miedema, center, will travel to Dana Point, Calif. in June for a national surfing championship. The team is raising money to make the trip possible and is hosting a clothing drive this weekend.  OCEAN CITY — Nine members of the Ocean City High School surf team will be heading to California in June, and they need your help to get there.

The team qualified to go to the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s National Interscholastic Championship in Dana Point, Calif. June 14 – 16.

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Sun, sand and Easter eggs

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, April 22, 2014 09:55 am

Members of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team volunteer to help with Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt on the beaches between 11th and 13th streets Saturday, April 19.
  Members of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team volunteer to help with Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt on the beaches between 11th and 13th streets Saturday, April 19.

Members of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team volunteer to help with Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt on the beaches between 11th and 13th streets Saturday, April 19.

photos by Jen Marra

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Ocean City needs dredging

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 21, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

I read with a great deal of interest that the community of Point Pleasant has seen fit to obtain the necessary permits to do the additional dredging to make the channels easier for boats and also help in flood tides.

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Ocean City students to attend distracted driving event

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 21, 2014 01:17 pm

ochs OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School juniors and seniors will hear from a Middlesex County man on Tuesday morning about the dangers of distracted driving, something he knows too well.

Gabe Hurley, 29, was the victim of a car crash four years ago.  His face is disfigured, he is now blind and he has almost no sense of taste or smell because of a teen’s reckless driving. 

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First step toward Christian Brothers demolition underway in Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, April 21, 2014 09:19 am

OCEAN CITY — Crews were removing asbestos siding from one of the two large Christian Brothers buildings at 31st Street and Central Avenue on Monday morning, April 21, the first step toward the eventual demolition of the building.

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Pirates and princesses meet to party

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:00 pm

 St. Peter’s Trustees, Dick Strang, Bill Bateson and Phil Young, pose for a picture with Disney Princesses Ashton Flora, Miranda Bishop and Erica Rolls. St. Peter’s Trustees, Dick Strang, Bill Bateson and Phil Young, pose for a picture with Disney Princesses Ashton Flora, Miranda Bishop and Erica Rolls. It was raining Saturday morning when children arrived in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church dressed up for the second annual Princess and Pirate festivities.

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Good Friday procession in Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, April 18, 2014 11:44 am

Believers joined a procession representing Jesus Christ’s walk to his crucifixion in Ocean City on Good Friday, presented by St. Damien Roman Catholic Parish in Ocean City.

The living Stations of the Cross started at St. Frances Cabrini at Second Street and was set to end at St. Augustine’s Church at 13th Street and Wesley Avenue.

The event recreated Jesus carrying the cross, his crucifixion and death, with songs and stops for prayers in Spanish and English. It was one of several Easter observances planned by Christian churches in Ocean City this weekend in observance of the Easter holiday.

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G Love heading to Ocean City Music Pier

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:41 pm

G Love at the Music Pier Monday Philly-based G Love and Special Sauce have a new album set to drop April 22, and an appearance planned for the Ocean City Music Pier this summer.

Sometimes described as laid back hip-hop or a combination of R and B and Blues, the band has been playing together since the 1990s.

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Jim Gillian remembered

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:33 pm

Jim Gillian Jim Gillian OCEAN CITY — James “Jimmy” Gillian, the former owner of Gillian’s Island Water Park and Adventure Golf, died on Wednesday, April 16 after a long illness.

He was 57.

Gillian was the oldest son of former Ocean City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Roy Gillian and the brother of the current Ocean City mayor, Jay Gillian. 

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Silly in the spring

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:22 pm

 Lauren Metz of North Wildwood creates a mermaid themed wagon for her basset hound Casey, 16, for the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, in Ocean City. Lauren Metz of North Wildwood creates a mermaid themed wagon for her basset hound Casey, 16, for the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, in Ocean City.

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Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:05 am

Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians  Mystery sign puzzles Ocean City historians

OCEAN CITY — A wooden billboard recently donated to the Ocean City Historical Museum is generating more questions than answers, and the museum staff is on a mission to solve the puzzle. 

The sign, created at the behest of former Mayor Nathaniel C. Smith more than 50 years ago, was carefully preserved at the 46th Street Firehouse. The facility served as the city’s paint shop during Smith’s tenure, from 1959 to 1963. Firefighters recently uncovered the sign and took it to the museum.

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Realtors see improvement in rental market

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 01:13 am

OCEAN CITY — One of the snowiest, coldest winters on record hasn’t helped the local real estate market, but local professionals are expecting a busy spring to make up for a somewhat sluggish start to the New Year.

“Needless to say, with all the heavy snow and cold weather we have had, it hasn’t helped,” said Ken Sedberry, president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

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