• OCEAN CITY — Interviewing Richard “Dick” Grimes after being named Citizen of the Year in 2010, I asked him how, at the age of 92, he was able to do so many things.

    “The good Lord will decide when it’s time for Dick Grimes to stop and I guess he’s telling me to keep going,” he said. 

  • A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed.

    OCEAN CITY — As summer hits its stride, clashes are inevitable as motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the roads. However, Capt. Steve Ang of the Ocean City Police Department says bicyclists are generating a lot of complaints. 

    “The majority don’t obey traffic devices, especially along the bike path on Haven Avenue,” Ang said.

  • The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

    OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

  • Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

    photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

    OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

    OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

  • OCEAN CITY — It’s now up to the mayor to decide if the state can proceed with plans to build an elevated boardwalk in Corson’s Inlet, connecting West Avenue at 59th Street to the existing gravel path along a former railroad line in the wetlands.

    City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman Pete Guinosso dissenting, to approve a resolution asking Mayor Jay Gillian to sign off on permit applications required to build the raised walkway over the wetlands at its Aug. 14 meeting.

    Gillian said Thursday that he is not sure whether he will sign the permit applications because he is still researching the topic.

Ocean City Gazette

OCYC is South Jersey Club Champion

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

For the fifth consecutive year, Ocean City Yacht Club won the Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s South Jersey Summer Series held Tuesday, Aug. 12. Awards were hosted by Cooper River Yacht Club and held at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. For the fifth consecutive year, Ocean City Yacht Club won the Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s South Jersey Summer Series held Tuesday, Aug. 12. Awards were hosted by Cooper River Yacht Club and held at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor.

OCEAN CITY — For the fifth consecutive year, Ocean City Yacht Club won the Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s South Jersey Summer Series held Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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Realtors’ plant sale benefits Waves of Caring

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / From left are Jim Smith of Waves of Caring; Gloria Votta, chairwoman of the Board of Realtors’ community service committee, and Realtor John Andrews, who hosted the flower sale at his home. Submitted / From left are Jim Smith of Waves of Caring; Gloria Votta, chairwoman of the Board of Realtors’ community service committee, and Realtor John Andrews, who hosted the flower sale at his home.

OCEAN CITY — Waves of Caring received a $2,605 donation from the Ocean City Board of Realtors from the proceeds of its annual summer plant sale. Gloria Votta, chairwoman of the Realtors’ community service committee, recently presented the check to Jim Smith, executive director of Waves of Caring.

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Our Children Making Change use small efforts for big results

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, August 19, 2014 02:22 pm

The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer. The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

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Community services department coming back

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Written by ANN RICHARDSON and CLAIRE LOWE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:48 am

OCEAN CITY — In what he hopes will be a move toward enhanced customer service, Mayor Jay Gillian wants to see the community services department split from public works, dismantling the recently created department of community operations.

After abolishing the community services department last year in order to create more efficiency, City Council Thursday, Aug. 14 approved the introduction of an ordinance that will bring it back. A public hearing will be held at the Aug. 28 meeting before a final vote.

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Museum event compares old Ocean City with new

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:30 am

Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium. photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Family Fun Day at Shores at Wesley Manor

The Shores at Wesley Manor is holding a Family Fun Day noon-3 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the parking area at The Shores between 22nd and 23rd streets on Bay Avenue in Ocean City. There will be carnival games, a dunk tank, music from Light Rock 96.9, face painting, food, crafters, a commemorative walk, and costumed characters available for pictures. Tickets are $15 for an individual, $40 for a family of four ($5 for additional children), which includes all of the activities and lunch. Participants may also walk in the 20th annual Walk for All Ages, which starts at noon. Parking is available by the Tennessee Avenue soccer fields with free shuttle service.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

The middle school students in Ocean City Theatre Company’s junior company will present “The Music Man Junior” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 and 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the auditorium of Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Road, Petersburg. Tickets will be available at the door for $12, cash or check. Master Showman Harold Hill is in town, and he's got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? Based on the Broadway classic, “The Music Man Junior” adapts this masterful musical for young performers.

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American Legion welcomes new veteran and family to R and R program

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / The Carbone family, clockwise from top, Gavin, 11; Army Capt. Christropher; Alaina Rose, 1; and Janine Marie, will travel to Ocean City as part of the American Legion’s Rest and Relaxation Program for veterans. Submitted / The Carbone family, clockwise from top, Gavin, 11; Army Capt. Christropher; Alaina Rose, 1; and Janine Marie, will travel to Ocean City as part of the American Legion’s Rest and Relaxation Program for veterans.

OCEAN CITY — US Army Capt. Christopher Carbone and his family are the third military family this year to be honored with a free stay in “America’s Favorite Family Resort” courtesy of the Ocean City American Legion Post 524’s Rest and Relaxation Program. Last year five families took part.

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Ocean City Charitable Foundation donates to 15 area charities

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

At the foundation’s semi-annual awards reception on July 16, the organization distributed $43,000 in grants to 15 area charities, including: A Work in Progress Foundation; ARC of Atlantic County; Atlantic City Ballet; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund; Cape May County Council on Alcoholism; CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Friends of the Ocean City Pops; Hammonton Revitalization Corporation; Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America; Marine Mammal Stranding Center; Ocean City Ecumenical Council; Ocean City Education Foundation; Ocean City Red Raider Football Association; and Schultz-Hill Foundation.  At the foundation’s semi-annual awards reception on July 16, the organization distributed $43,000 in grants to 15 area charities, including: A Work in Progress Foundation; ARC of Atlantic County; Atlantic City Ballet; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties; Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund; Cape May County Council on Alcoholism; CONTACT Cape-Atlantic; Friends of the Ocean City Pops; Hammonton Revitalization Corporation; Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts of America; Marine Mammal Stranding Center; Ocean City Ecumenical Council; Ocean City Education Foundation; Ocean City Red Raider Football Association; and Schultz-Hill Foundation.

OCEAN CITY — From community gardens to clothing for the needy, several charitable programs in Atlantic and Cape May counties received a boost from the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 03:37 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 20, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 20, 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 1,245 calls for service Aug. 10-16

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A week of Night in Venice events in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan

A week of celebration kicked off when 12 contestants competing for the title of Miss Night in Venice turned in money they collected for local charities the past six weeks.

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Babies on parade in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 06:35 pm

Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14. Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

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