• 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.

    “We would really like to be able to have a vote on those three people to make sure they have our best interests in mind,” Upper Township school board president Michele Barbieri said at a Nov. 17 meeting.

  • 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

    Holiday craft show

    The Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. This show features 75 booths with all new exhibitors designing and decorating. Call 800-822-4112.

  • 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.

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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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Rotary promotes reading

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

Pictured are Nancy Hannum, Ron Grunstra, Sean Thompson, Bob Garrett, Rod Schumacher and Larry Deming, standing, and Robert Wolford and Phil Giesler, kneeling. Pictured are Nancy Hannum, Ron Grunstra, Sean Thompson, Bob Garrett, Rod Schumacher and Larry Deming, standing, and Robert Wolford and Phil Giesler, kneeling.

Members of the Ocean City-Upper Township Rotary Club delivered dictionaries to the Ocean City Primary third-grade students. This is an annual project to help promote literacy.

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Postal food drive is Dec. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

The Cape May County Postal Food Drive will be Saturday, Dec. 6, benefitting the Ocean City Food Cupboard. Cape May County letter carriers will be collecting nonperishable food items to help fill the local food bank.

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Gingerbread contest at The Flanders

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

Gingerbread contest at The Flanders Gingerbread contest at The Flanders

The Flanders Hotel, 11th Street and Boardwalk, is hosting its annual Gingerbread House Contest Nov. 21 through Dec. 20. Bring a gingerbread house to The Flanders along with one unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to enter.

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Stainton’s kicks off holiday drive for the troops

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 07:22 pm

Stainton’s sales associate Mallory Martin makes a donation to Liberty USO’s “Operation Stocking Stuffer.” Stainton’s sales associate Mallory Martin makes a donation to Liberty USO’s “Operation Stocking Stuffer.”

OCEAN CITY –  Stainton’s Gallery of Shops kicked off its stocking stuffer collection on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with a goal to fill 100 stockings for US troops overseas.

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Public meeting on northend road improvement project

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 05:39 pm

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.

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Tickets now on sale for ‘’Tis the Season’ Holiday Spectacular

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

submitted / Professional performers from New York City shine in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual Holiday Spectacular. submitted / Professional performers from New York City shine in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual Holiday Spectacular.

OCEAN CITY – This season, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with “’Tis the Season,” its annual Holiday Spectacular.

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Ocean City recognizes exemplary students

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City High School Ocean City recognizes exemplary students

OCEAN CITY — Several students were recognized at the Nov. 12 Ocean City Board of Education meeting for their academic achievements, including two 2015 National Merit Scholarship commended students, 11 Advanced Placement scholars and 54 students who received perfect scores on the 2014 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge.

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Paying twice for beach

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I just read that the cities of Sea Isle, Ocean City and Strathmere have been awarded a multi-million dollar federal grant to replenish their beaches to address the damages caused by erosion.

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Update on dredging needed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I noticed that Mayor Jay Gillian gave an update on the capital projects in his public letter of Nov. 14. I also noticed there wasn’t any mention of the back bay dredging project. 

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Ocean City community news, edition of Nov. 19, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Art on Asbury December Show is ‘Le Petite’

The Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit up to two entries for the December competition and exhibition, themed “Le Petite.” Maximum size is 20 united inches including frame. The entry fee is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Entries are accepted in all media and can reflect any theme. Entries can be dropped off Friday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave. There will be a meet the artist reception and awards presentation 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public and the show runs through the end of December. For more information, call 609-814-0308 or see oceancityfineartsleague.org.

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Ocean City events, edition of Nov. 19, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Gary Borger, one of fly fishing’s most renowned names, will be in Ocean City 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., presenting “Smoke and Mirrors,” a program describing his experiences as the fly fishing consultant for the 1991 movie “A River Runs Through It” starring Brad Pitt. Gary Borger, one of fly fishing’s most renowned names, will be in Ocean City 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., presenting “Smoke and Mirrors,” a program describing his experiences as the fly fishing consultant for the 1991 movie “A River Runs Through It” starring Brad Pitt.

Renowned fly fisherman visits Ocean City

Gary Borger, one of fly fishing’s most renowned names, will be in Ocean City 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., presenting “Smoke and Mirrors,” a program describing his experiences as the fly fishing consultant for the 1991 movie “A River Runs Through It” starring Brad Pitt. Borger is a master fly fisherman, fly tier, author, and now, blogger. His demonstrations and lectures are the most popular it fly fishing shows around the country. The program is part of the monthly meeting of the South Jersey Coastal Fly Angers, which is open to all, at no charge.

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