Ocean City Gazette

Relaunch of student experiments rescheduled to after Jan. 6

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 02:03 pm

Surrounded by her teammates and advisors, student scientist Mercy Griffith, center, speaks about her group’s experience at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 school board meeting. Surrounded by her teammates and advisors, student scientist Mercy Griffith, center, speaks about her group’s experience at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 school board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Students were excited, but cautious Wednesday about the possible relaunch of their experiment into space on Friday, Dec. 19. And for good reason, after being rescheduled several times, the original rocket, carrying their E. coli attachment rate experiment, as well as the experiments of 19 other student groups, exploded shortly after it launched Oct. 28.

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Ocean City school board asked to do more about bullying

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:47 am

Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting. Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

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Newspaper proud

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Third grade students in the Ocean City Primary School newspaper club show off the first edition of their newspaper during a party Dec. 10 at the school, sponsored by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association. Submitted / Third grade students in the Ocean City Primary School newspaper club show off the first edition of their newspaper during a party Dec. 10 at the school, sponsored by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association.

OCEAN CITY — Members of the Primary Express celebrated the publishing of their first newspaper Wednesday, Dec. 10, by enjoying refreshments provided by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association. 

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Donor wall unveiled at Community Center

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center.  The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible. Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

“That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

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Ken Cooper named Ocean City Realtor of the Year

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:40 pm

Submitted / Ken Cooper was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year. Cooper is a Realtor with Monihan Realty and lives in Ocean City. Submitted / Ken Cooper was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year. Cooper is a Realtor with Monihan Realty and lives in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Monihan Realty’s Ken Cooper of Ocean City was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year by the New Jersey Realtors, formerly the NJ Association of Realtors.

“I was humbled. I don’t do things to get awards,” Cooper said. “It’s nice to be recognized.”

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Votta takes over Ocean City Board of Realtors in 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:32 pm

Submitted / From left are Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore and Christine Clemans of Goldcoast Sotheby’s International. Submitted / From left are Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore and Christine Clemans of Goldcoast Sotheby’s International.

OCEAN CITY — Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore Realty was sworn in as the 2015 president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors at its installation luncheon on Monday, Dec. 1 at the Crab Trap Restaurant in Somers Point.

Votta will take over for outgoing President Ken Sedberry. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Ocean City Board of Realtors community service committee, and also serves on the grievance, finance and education committees.

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Thanks from the Ecumenical Council

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

A huge “thank you” goes to the Ocean City postal workers, the members of the Ecumenical Council, Food Cupboard volunteers and members of the community (youth and adults alike), who gave so generously of their time to assist with the Dec. 6 Postal Food Drive by weighing, sorting and organizing the food donations.

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EHT artist takes first place in December art show

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

Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection. Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection.

OCEAN CITY — Egg Harbor Township artist Mary Ann Kline was named the winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League “Le Petite” December Show with her oil painting, “Red Reflection.”

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Three exhibits, three generations at Ocean City Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 15, 2014 10:18 pm

OCEAN CITY — Lance Balderson’s “Three Generations of Artists” exhibit kicks off the Ocean City Arts Center’s 50th year celebration. 

Well-known painter Balderson joins his daughter Jody Balderson-Wiker, a printmaker, and granddaughter Maddelinde Wiker, a sculptor, at the Ocean City Arts Center Jan. 5 through 31. 

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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Written by supplied by the Ocean City Police Department Monday, December 15, 2014 04:14 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 17, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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

Ocean City Police responded to 556 calls for service Dec. 7-13

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Donations, volunteers needed for Ocean City Christmas dinner

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 15, 2014 11:52 am

All are welcome to annual event

Submitted / Volunteers carve turkeys for the annual Christian Community Circle Christmas Dinner at St. Peter’s in Ocean City. Submitted / Volunteers carve turkeys for the annual Christian Community Circle Christmas Dinner at St. Peter’s in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — For the 25th year, the Christian Community Circle Christmas Dinner in Ocean City will feed the residents of Ocean City and is looking for donations and volunteers to make it happen.

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UMW retreat focuses on many ‘hats’ its members wear

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

Marilyn Curley, Candy Young, Ginny Strang, Della Ostien, Vicki Scheetz and Ginny Scheetz welcome guests to the United Methodist Women’s Retreat. Marilyn Curley, Candy Young, Ginny Strang, Della Ostien, Vicki Scheetz and Ginny Scheetz welcome guests to the United Methodist Women’s Retreat.

“Hats, Hats, Hats” was the theme of the United Methodist Women’s Retreat held recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. The ladies picked out their favorite chapeau to wear to the retreat and were greeted by Elaine Winder and her mom, Ellie Beebe, at the door.

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