Ocean City Gazette

OCHS graduation moved to June 17

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, March 03, 2015 04:54 pm

OCHS graduation moved to June 17 OCHS graduation moved to June 17

OCEAN CITY — For the second year in a row, Ocean City High School seniors will have to wait a few extra days to graduate.

At its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Ocean City Board of Education approved a change in the graduation date from June 14 to June 17, the result of three school closings due to snow. Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said the last day for the staff will be June 22.

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Ocean City man missing since 2009

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 03, 2015 04:49 pm

Police still searching for John Weisbecker on sixth anniversary of his disappearance

John Weisbecker of Ocean City went missing from his home six years ago on March 11, 2009. John Weisbecker of Ocean City went missing from his home six years ago on March 11, 2009.

OCEAN CITY — March 11 will be the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of John Weisbecker from his home in the 200 block of Asbury Avenue.

Weisbecker, who was 21 at the time, was discovered missing around 8 p.m. by family members when they returned home that night in 2009. He was last seen around 10:30 that morning by a local postal worker.

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Ocean City talent show raises $5,200 for children

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:00 am

David Greenwood performs as part of the Ocean City High School Ocean City's Got Talent show Thursday, Feb. 26 at the performing arts center. David Greenwood performs as part of the Ocean City High School Ocean City's Got Talent show Thursday, Feb. 26 at the performing arts center.

OCEAN CITY — Students at Ocean City High School showcased their talents last week for the fifth annual Ocean City’s Got Talent show, organized by the Key Club, and raised $5,200 for Children’s Miracle Network of Philadelphia.

The show, on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, featured 19 student acts. Mercy Griffith, who performed a karate skit to “Make a ManOut of You” from the movie, “Mulan,” was named the winner of the show.

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Ocean City events, edition of March 4, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 07:05 pm

LoBiondo to address Ocean City Chamber

US Rep. Frank LoBiondo will be the guest speaker when the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce meets 9 a.m. Friday, March 20 at The Flanders Hotel, 719 East 11th St. in Ocean City. To cost to attend is $20. This meeting is open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling 609-399-1412 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Ocean City community news, edition of March 4, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 06:33 pm

FIT meets March 6

Fairness In Taxes will meet 3 p.m. Friday, March 6 in room 111 of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. There will be an update on the FIT subcommittee on flooding.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of March 4, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 06:17 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of March 4, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of March 4, 2015

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 636 calls for service Feb. 22-28

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Ocean City High School students share their talents

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, February 28, 2015 07:47 am

Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (photos by Bill Barlow) Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (photos by Bill Barlow)

OCEAN CITY -- Anna Meyers sings “Valerie,” written by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, at Ocean City’s Got Talent, presented by the Ocean City High School Key Club at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Thursday night, Feb. 26. There was a full house for the evening event, which benefitted The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Ocean City Board of Education news in brief, edition of Feb. 28, 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:00 am

Claire Lowe  Members of the Ocean City Board of Education gather together with Pamela Vaughan, assistant dean of Stockton University, after she presented the district with a certificate of appreciation for the school’s dual-credit program. Claire Lowe Members of the Ocean City Board of Education gather together with Pamela Vaughan, assistant dean of Stockton University, after she presented the district with a certificate of appreciation for the school’s dual-credit program.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Education discussed the following items when it met Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Ocean City High School.

New food regulations hamper cafeteria sales

Rachel DeVault, food service director at Ocean City Schools, said that new federal regulations on snacks served in school cafeterias have led to a decrease in a la carte sales. DeVault, who presents monthly to the school board, said that the regulations have whittled down the number of snacks that can be served because so few meet the new standards.

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Traffic alert: Street closures on 11th Street

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 27, 2015 05:03 pm

OCEAN CITY — New Jersey American Water and Lafayette Construction will be performing street closures and detouring in the 200 block of 11th Street and 1100 block alley between West and Haven avenues Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 6 for a sewer main replacement project.

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Mission trip skating fundraiser this Saturday

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 27, 2015 04:47 pm

Caroline and Katie Bowman and Leah Davies of Ocean City will travel on behalf of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church to Costa Rica for a Mission trip. Caroline and Katie Bowman and Leah Davies of Ocean City will travel on behalf of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church to Costa Rica for a Mission trip.

Over spring break, Caroline and Katie Bowman and Leah Davies of Ocean City will travel on behalf of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church to Costa Rica for a Mission trip.

During the course of the trip, the students will take down supplies to help out underprivileged children. In addition, they plan to plant a garden.

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Realtors extend food drive through March 3

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 27, 2015 03:01 pm

file photo / Shown here after the 2014 food drive are, from left, Gloria Votta, Ocean City Board of Realtors; Dottie Cianci, Ocean City Food Cupboard coordinator; Ken Sedberry, Board of Realtors; and Karen Eisenhardt, Realtor,  with the donations collected through the Board of Realtor’s annual food drive. file photo / Shown here after the 2014 food drive are, from left, Gloria Votta, Ocean City Board of Realtors; Dottie Cianci, Ocean City Food Cupboard coordinator; Ken Sedberry, Board of Realtors; and Karen Eisenhardt, Realtor, with the donations collected through the Board of Realtor’s annual food drive.

The Ocean City Board of Realtors has extended its 2015 Food Is Love drive through Tuesday, March 3.

The board is seeking food items and monetary donations for its Food Is Love, Share Some Love winter food drive, as well as ShopRite gift cards, which will be donated to the Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard to provide for local families in need.

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Contract awarded to clear dredge spoils site, lagoon dredging to follow

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, February 27, 2015 01:02 pm

file photo / Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013. file photo / Low tide on the bay in Ocean City in 2013.

OCEAN CITY — City Council awarded a contract Thursday, Feb. 26 for the removal of material from Site 83 near the 34th Street bridge, making room for an upcoming bay and lagoon dredging project.

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