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Sneaker Shop, Glazed Over are back open downtown

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 09:44 pm

The Sneaker Shop and neighboring Glazed Over are sharing space at 704 Asbury Avenue. Pictured are Greg Merritt, Maureen Kelly, Janet Schlitz and Bridget Fairburn at the Sneaker Shop. The Sneaker Shop and neighboring Glazed Over are sharing space at 704 Asbury Avenue. Pictured are Greg Merritt, Maureen Kelly, Janet Schlitz and Bridget Fairburn at the Sneaker Shop. OCEAN CITY — With their new downtown store open after a six month hiatus, co-owners Janet Schlitz and Maureen Kelly couldn’t contain their excitement. 

The Sneaker Shop was back in business and life was good; on a cool, overcast summer afternoon, the customers kept on coming.

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Donna Mecouch named OCHS Support Staff of the Year

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 08:35 pm

OCEAN CITY — When she considered a transfer to work as a secretary to an assistant principal at Ocean City High School, Donna Mecouch admits to being a little apprehensive.

At the primary school, she hadn’t worked close to the students before and she had heard that Tom Campo, the school disciplinarian, was a “scary guy” and didn’t know what to expect. In fact, she asked a colleague, Joyce Trofa, to accompany her when she went to OCHS to meet Campo for the first time.

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Boyar’s prepares for a big Night in Venice this year

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:54 pm

Employees at Boyar's Market are busy this week, preparing for the annual Night in Venice Parade. It's all-hands-on-deck for the big day Saturday, when the market pumps out hundreds of party trays, sandwiches, hoagies and wraps. From left, Elizabeth Beatty, co-owner Bobby Salvucci, Amanda Ragni and Nicole McClellan. 
Employees at Boyar's Market are busy this week, preparing for the annual Night in Venice Parade. It's all-hands-on-deck for the big day Saturday, when the market pumps out hundreds of party trays, sandwiches, hoagies and wraps. From left, Elizabeth Beatty, co-owner Bobby Salvucci, Amanda Ragni and Nicole McClellan.

OCEAN CITY — The city’s annual Night in Venice boat parade and the week leading up to it one of the busiest of the year for businesses like Boyar’s Market.

Factoring in the weather and the calendar, co-owner Gail Ping said she is optimistic that this year’s event will be one of the best ever.

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There are plenty of places to watch the Night in Venice Boat Parade

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Written by LAUREN DICKEY Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:36 pm

There are plenty of places to watch the Night in Venice Boat Parade

OCEAN CITY — Free grandstand seating will be available for the public at the street ends from Battersea Road to the Bayside Center for the Night in Venice Boat Parade Saturday, July 26.

“Some people take their folding chairs to set up there,” said Mark Soifer, Ocean City publicist. “People should get there early— they fill up pretty quick.”

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Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, July 22, 2014 02:00 pm

Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban
Ocean City to weigh bamboo ban

Proposed ordinance would stop further planting, demand owners curb what’s already growing

OCEAN CITY — Phebe Dickson has been fighting bamboo for some time.

The tall, fast-growing grass has been making inroads onto her Crescent Road property, spreading from a stand on her neighbor’s lawn.

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Kids explore careers through art

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 01:56 pm

photos by Karen Ludwig photos by Karen Ludwig

OCEAN CITY - The Ocean City Fine Arts League worked with a summer enrichment class held at the Ocean City Intermediate School for a hands-on lesson in not-for-profit careers.

Pictured from left are (top row) Michelle, Olivia Kemenosh (Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex), Zach Mirsky (Illegal Child Immigration), Erik Wagner (Adolescent Obesity), Ryan Moylan (Farm Fishing), Rae Jaffe (bottom row) Katherine Doliszny (Reusable Energies), Katie Muller (Entitlement to School Lunch), and Lauren Doliszny (Farming). 

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Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 05:46 am


Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade OCEAN CITY — It won’t be quite as extravagant as the boat parade it precedes, but organizers say the second annual Night in Venice Paddle Parade along the city’s back bay and lagoons will be every bit as much fun.

“We’re really excited,” said Becky Earle Jenkins, owner of OC Paddleboard, which is hosting the event.

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Poor planning has a cost

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Why is it I am never amazed at the actions that are taken by our elected officials and also the poor concepts taken by our engineering, planning and zoning staffs?

Finally, we the citizens of Ocean City now know the real reason for the new Hospitality Zone adopted in September of 2013.

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Ocean City events, edition of July 23, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Masterworks

Choir to present Requiem July 31

OCEAN CITY — The Masterworks Choir, under the direction of John Gregory Bate, will present Maurice Durufle’s Requiem 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at in the sanctuary of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Eighth Street and Central Avenue. 

The church is wheelchair accessible.  The concert is open to the public.  A free-will offering will be taken.  For further information, contact St. Peter’s at 609-399-2988.

Pops present ‘I Got Rhythm’ Sunday

Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents “I Got Rhythm!”  8 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the Music Pier. Singer Helen Welch presents songs like “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Trolley Song,” “Strike Up the Band” and more. Tickets are $20/12 www.ocnj.us/boxoffice  or call 609-525-9248 or at the Music Pier Box Office.

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Ocean City community news, edition of July 23, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Dick Mathers will discuss the Korean war with members of the Sons of the American Legion on Thursday. Dick Mathers will discuss the Korean war with members of the Sons of the American Legion on Thursday. Korea is the topic at American Legion event

OCEAN CITY — Dick Mathers, the historian for American Legion Post 524, will speak about his experiences during the Korean War, and what the war meant for the Korean people, at a special event 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Morvay-Miley Post, 3304 Bay Ave.

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