• PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

    Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

  • Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

    Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

  • Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

    According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

    OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

    Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

  • Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

    Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

    Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

  • St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

    OCEAN CITY — Several historic Ocean City properties were named recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

    Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; and My Shore House at $335,879, as well as the city-owned Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; and City Hall at $230,000.

  • OCEAN CITY — The city is hosting a public meeting to discuss phase II of the northend road improvement project 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at St. Francis Cabrini Church in Culliney Hall, 114 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City.

Ocean City Gazette

Young Ocean City students design mission patches for space launch

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

The mission patch designed by Ocean City Intermediate School contest winner Cassidy Diamond is themed “Beach to Space.” The design by former Ocean City Primary School contest winner Arden Nussey featured a surfing astronaut in space. The primary school mission patch will feature Nussey’s design framed by the nine finalists’ designs. The mission patch designed by Ocean City Intermediate School contest winner Cassidy Diamond is themed “Beach to Space.” The design by former Ocean City Primary School contest winner Arden Nussey featured a surfing astronaut in space. The primary school mission patch will feature Nussey’s design framed by the nine finalists’ designs.

OCEAN CITY — In addition to the six Ocean City High School students who were selected to have their experiment fly into space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, two Ocean City primary and intermediate school students were also chosen last year to have a project on the mission.

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St. Augustine Prep honors Dan Hilferty with Mendel Medal

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield resident Dennis Foreman, class of 1987 and executive director of institutional advancement at St. Augustine Prep, presents Dan Hilferty with a Hermits basketball jersey with his high school number as Joan Hilferty and Steve Fabietti of Vineland look on. Northfield resident Dennis Foreman, class of 1987 and executive director of institutional advancement at St. Augustine Prep, presents Dan Hilferty with a Hermits basketball jersey with his high school number as Joan Hilferty and Steve Fabietti of Vineland look on.

Ocean City native, and 1974 graduate of St. Augustine Prep, Daniel J. Hilferty received the 2014 Gregor Mendel Medal at dinner held in his honor at the Union League of Philadelphia on Nov. 13.

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Ocean City events, edition of Nov. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Community Thanksgiving Service

Coastal Christian Ocean City will host the Ocean City Community Thanksgiving Service on 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, located at Eighth Street and West Avenue. The service, sponsored by the Ocean City Ministerium and the Ocean City Ecumenical Council will include Thanksgiving hymns, the Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation, and a Thanksgiving sermon. Pastor Matt Stokes will be the guest speaker. Mayor Jay Gillian will present welcoming remarks on behalf of the city and will read the Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation. Members of the clergy from many Ocean City churches will participate. A free-will offering will be taken up to continue the work of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council that includes the Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet. Bring a contribution of nonperishable food items to be donated to the Food Cupboard. A dessert fellowship will follow the service. All are invited to attend.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Nov. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

Garden Club meets Dec. 2

The Ocean City Garden Club's next meeting will be a Christmas luncheon noon Dec. 2 at the Ocean City Yacht Club. The cost is $30. Bring socks for the Santa Sack. Pollyanna $10. See http://gardenclubocnj.wordpress.com/ for more information.

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Ocean City High School honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City High School honor roll Ocean City High School honor roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Ocean City High school for the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year. Honors designation is for students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 and above for the marking period. Distinguished honors is for a GPA of 3.8 and above.

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OCHS senior Devon Grisbaum wins Meet of Champions

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Written by Tom Williams Saturday, November 22, 2014 01:19 pm

Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

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McMahon sleeps out to support Covenant House

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 am

Local insurance agent one of 67 to participate in annual Sleepout in Atlantic City

Submitted / Bill McMahon III tries to keep warm in a sleeping bag and cardboard box during the Executive Sleepout at the Covenant House in Atlantic City Nov. 20. The event raises awareness of and fund for homeless youth in New Jersey. Submitted / Bill McMahon III tries to keep warm in a sleeping bag and cardboard box during the Executive Sleepout at the Covenant House in Atlantic City Nov. 20. The event raises awareness of and fund for homeless youth in New Jersey.

OCEAN CITY — As temperatures dipped below freezing Thursday evening in Atlantic City, Bill McMahon III snuggled closer into his sleeping bag and cardboard box, thinking about his life.

The Ocean City insurance agent was of over 60 participants in the Atlantic City Covenant House’s annual Executive Sleepout Nov. 20, a fundraiser for the organization, which offers assistance to homeless youth.

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Ocean City wins several Best of NJ 2014 awards

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 11:24 pm

Ocean City and its businesses took home several honors in New Jersey Monthly’s recently released Best of New Jersey 2014 list, in which readers were asked to vote each month on different categories.

In Best of NJ 2014: Summer Getaways, Ocean City won Best Beach and Best Boardwalk.

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Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 21, 2014 02:48 pm

Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

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Ocean City High School clubs spread anti-smoking message

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 20, 2014 04:48 pm

Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20. Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

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Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

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Last Updated on Monday, November 24, 2014 01:03 pm Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014 Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

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Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, November 19, 2014 02:15 pm

St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

OCEAN CITY — Several historic Ocean City properties were named recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; and My Shore House at $335,879, as well as the city-owned Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; and City Hall at $230,000.

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