• From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon.

    SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

  • Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

  • Run for the FallenLOWER TOWNSHIP - One mile. One flag. One hero.

    That’s the motto of a three day, 186-mile memorial run that will make its way up the New Jersey coastline Sept. 26-28 to honor fallen service men and women.

  • An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comAn area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree low temperatures temperatures deep into the Northeast will also give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend.

    And it happens as the first official day of autumn is ready to fall off the desktop calendar.

    Here is the latest:

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed New Jersey's first case of enterovirus D68, a potentially serious respiratory illness more likely found in infants and children, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. The confirmed case was identified from a specimen sent to the CDC from a Philadelphia hospital.

    The child has since improved and been discharged.

Ocean City Gazette

Tennis honors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:18 pm

Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College. Many of his players moved on to coaching careers throughout the country. Also honoring Birnbaum at the appreciation ceremony is Michael Dattilo, city business administrator. Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College. Many of his players moved on to coaching careers throughout the country. Also honoring Birnbaum at the appreciation ceremony is Michael Dattilo, city business administrator.

Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:09 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 17, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

OCEAN CITY — City Council discussed the following items when it met on Thursday, Sept. 11 in City Hall. Council President Tony Wilson was not present.

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Ocean City student experiment scheduled to launch into space

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:43 am

OCEAN CITY — Carrying a science experiment designed by six Ocean City High School students, Mission 6 is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station this October.

The Ocean City School District is one of 20 districts from across the nation selected to participate in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).

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Gallagher excited to head Ocean City community services

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Kristin Gallagher Kristin Gallagher

OCEAN CITY — Leaving the corporate world behind, Ocean City resident Kristin Gallagher will begin her new role as head of the Ocean City Department of Community Services on Sept. 18.

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Ocean City schools encouraging staff to stay healthy

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

“It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

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Ocean City events, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Chamber to roast county surrogate, Susan Sheppard

The annual Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Roast will be Thursday, Sept. 18 at The Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th Street in Ocean City. This year’s roastee is Cape May County Surrogate M. Susan Sheppard. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $55 per person. 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 . The chamber is creating a commemorative program book for the roast. Send the roastee best wishes or humorous anecdotes by placing a camera-ready business card size ad in this book for $35, a half-page ad for $60, or a full-page ad for $100. To be a part of this program book, email ad artwork by Sept. 11 to 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 Sept. 17, 2014

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Author’s luncheon tickets still on sale

Tickets for the fall Author’s Luncheon at The Flanders Hotel are still available. Author and Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Bernstein will be the guest speaker at this year’s luncheon presented by the Ocean City Free Public Library board of directors and the Friends of the Ocean City Free Public Library 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Flanders Hotel, 719 11th St.

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Howey selected as Valley ambassador

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Dean R. Howey of Ocean City was one of 60 students selected to serve as a Valley ambassador for Lebanon Valley College. Howey, a graduate of Ocean City High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education.

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Plousis reappointed as chairman of state parole board

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, September 15, 2014 05:37 pm

Ocean City resident Jim Plousis was nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to be reappointed as chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Board, the governor’s office announced Monday, Sept. 15.

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Ocean City Fishing Club tournament set for Oct. 18

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:35 pm

Submitted / “Come on down to the beach and fish!” urges Kieth Van Laarhoven, chairman of the October 18th Ocean City surf fishing tournament. Submitted / “Come on down to the beach and fish!” urges Kieth Van Laarhoven, chairman of the October 18th Ocean City surf fishing tournament.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fishing Club is extending a broad invitation for anglers to participate in its 47th annual surf fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

“This is an opportunity for anyone interested in fishing to come out and have fun competing in our tournament,” said tournament Chairman Kieth Van Laarhoven, of Ocean City and Browns Mills. “This event is open not only to members of the fishing clubs throughout our area, but also to individuals and families.”

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Sept. 15, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:42 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 15, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 15, 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 630 calls for service Sept. 7-13

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Friends of the Pops celebrate 25 years

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Friends of the Pops Chairman Bert DeVries, center, chats with Kameron Ghanavati, Blake Epsy, Bill Scheible and Jeff Uhlig at the Friends of the Pops 25th anniversary luncheon. Friends of the Pops Chairman Bert DeVries, center, chats with Kameron Ghanavati, Blake Epsy, Bill Scheible and Jeff Uhlig at the Friends of the Pops 25th anniversary luncheon.

Friends of the Ocean City Pops held their 25th anniversary “Silver Serenade” luncheon at the Greate Bay Country Club on a warm, sunny day.

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