• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

Ocean City Gazette

Space launch delayed

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:07 am

Student scientists from Ocean City High School travel to Wallops Island, Va. to watch the launch of their experiment into space. Ocean City was one of only 20 high schools across the nation involved in this national Student Spaceflight Experiments Program project. Student scientists from Ocean City High School travel to Wallops Island, Va. to watch the launch of their experiment into space. Ocean City was one of only 20 high schools across the nation involved in this national Student Spaceflight Experiments Program project.

The launch of Mission 6 from Wallops Island, Va. was delayed from Monday evening to Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.

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Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 am

Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday

OCEAN CITY — Festive and fun, the Halloween Parade is one of Ocean City’s most beloved traditions. The 67th annual event will roll down Asbury Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 30 as darkness descends.

The parade features string bands, local high school musicians - including the Red Raider marching band - decorated floats, modern and antique fire trucks, and hundreds of costumed children.

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Ocean City events, edition of Oct. 29, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 am

Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Oct. 29, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 am

'Anything Goes’ at November art show

This November, it’s “Anything Goes” at the Art on Asbury Gallery Art Show and Exhibition, showcasing everything from the whimsical and surreal to the realistic and impressionistic. The Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit up to two entries in the competition and exhibition. Maximum size is 50 united inches. Entry fee is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Entries are accepted in all mediums and can reflect any theme. Entries can be dropped off from Friday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 4. A meet the artist reception and awards presentation will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the gallery, 608 Asbury Ave. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The show runs through the end of November. For more information, call 609-814-0308 or see oceancityfineartsleague.org.

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Playland’s

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 03:31 pm

Amusements were not affected, cause under investigation

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Fire Department extinguished a small fire at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the boardwalk Sunday evening.

A passerby spotted the flames on the back deck of the amusement pier and called the fire department at 9:18 p.m. on Oct. 26.

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Volunteers clean beach, plant dune grass on sunny Saturday

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 01:49 pm

A group of loyal 20th Street beachgoers cleaned their favorite beach during the biannual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep Saturday, Oct. 25.  From left are cousins Morgan DeCosta, Brittani Curtain, Shannon DeCosta and Maddy Presnall. A group of loyal 20th Street beachgoers cleaned their favorite beach during the biannual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep Saturday, Oct. 25. From left are cousins Morgan DeCosta, Brittani Curtain, Shannon DeCosta and Maddy Presnall.

OCEAN CITY — Monica Perri didn’t plan on spending her morning on the beach Saturday, Oct. 25, but a dune grass planting caught her eye as she cruised the Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Student scientists receive kudos from LoBiondo

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Space launch delayed until Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.

Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there. Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there.

OCEAN CITY — So impressed with the Ocean City High School students who had designed an experiment that would be tested aboard the International Space Station, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo said he wanted to meet the students involved, learn more about the project and congratulate them.

The congressman met with the six seniors at the high school on Friday, Oct. 24 and as their story unfolded, LoBiondo said he was in awe of the students.

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Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, October 27, 2014 10:39 am

Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

OCEAN CITY — Police issued a fraud alert on Monday, Oct. 27 after receiving multiple reports of attempted fraud at local businesses over the last several weeks.

According to a press release from the Ocean City Police Department, the fraud involves a person calling the business and identifying themselves as an electric company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

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 561 calls for service Oct. 12-18

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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO visits Exchange Club

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp. At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp.

Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, presented an informational program to the Exchange Club of Ocean City during its weekly dinner meeting at Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point.

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Original Bill Haley and His Comets members on WIBG Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 04:42 pm

Bill Haley and His Comets’ original saxaphoist Joey Ambrosia, left, and drummer Dick Richards, in back, are pictured with Bill Haley. Bill Haley and His Comets’ original saxaphoist Joey Ambrosia, left, and drummer Dick Richards, in back, are pictured with Bill Haley.

Two of the original members of the famed 1950s rock ’n’ roll band, Bill Haley and His Comets, will appear for a live on-air interview noon Saturday, Oct. 25 on WIBG-FM 94.3’s “Down The Shore with Philly Bill Culp” show. The show will also be available online.

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TIME CHANGE: Ocean City Council to hold town hall meeting on skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 02:27 pm

Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities. Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

(UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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