• Ann Richardson / Brandon Connor, 4 of Gibbsboro, visits Sandy Claus on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Ocean City. Sandy Claus visits Ocean City every Labor Day weekend to add a little cheer to the sadness everyone feels at the end of the summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Labor Day signals the end of summer for vacationers and second homeowners, which can be somewhat depressing. Looking to lighten the mood, Jack Brooks, a veteran of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, came up with the perfect antidote.

    Each year, Sandy Claus makes a special appearance on the northend beaches and boardwalk throughout the holiday weekend.

  • Attorney and author D. William Subin and his wife, Petra “Petie” Subin, join investigator Manford Ridgeway at a book signing Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette in Longport.LONGPORT – Longtime attorney D. William “Bill” Subin of Margate spent three years writing a book about his successful defense of a New Jersey state trooper who Subin said should have never been criminally charged with causing the death of two teenage sisters.

    Subin, who self-published his memoir, “Closing the Gap: The Trial of Trooper Robert Higbee” in October 2013, greeted customers and supporters Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette, where Longport Media was broadcasting the day’s edition of Barbara Altman’s Front Porch radio show.

  • The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    OCEAN CITY — The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    According to a post by the owners on the Bongo Café Facebook page, the reason for the closure is the effect the roadwork on Bay Avenue has had on business.

  • A new school year begins in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

  • OCBP announces more unguarded beaches

    OCEAN CITY — The Department of Fire and Rescue Services has announced the following beaches will be unguarded beginning Monday, Aug. 25:

Ocean City Gazette

For OC School District, a new seal, same old crest

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, August 04, 2014 03:28 pm

The new Ocean City School District “seal.” The new Ocean City School District “seal.”

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City School District has a new “seal,” but has not replaced its traditional “crest.”

The differences between what the district refers to as its “seal” and its “crest” are obscure, which led to confusion when the district announced a new “seal” in June.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Aug. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 09:13 am

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 1,535 calls for service July 20- July 26.

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City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014 City Council news in brief, edition of Aug. 6, 2014

OCEAN CITY —The following items were discussed when City Council met Thursday, July 24 at City Hall.

Council unanimous for American Legion lease

City Council unanimously approved leasing property at 4556 West Ave. to the American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 for a new headquarters, at a cost of $1 a year for 50 years.

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St. Peter’s welcomes new pastor

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

 Christine Crist, Katie and Kooper Grim, Jill and Sydney Chin and Pat Custard pose for a picture at the welcome aboard dinner. Christine Crist, Katie and Kooper Grim, Jill and Sydney Chin and Pat Custard pose for a picture at the welcome aboard dinner.

Members of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church held a welcome aboard party recently for new senior Pastor Steve Donat and his wife, Dianna. I waved to Betty Ann Powell when I parked my car in the lot next to her home then Audrey van der Loo joked about walking the stairs to the Stainton Room to keep in shape.

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Lifeguard photo presented to Bob’s on the Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk.  Harbaugh won the Margate Memorial singles rowing race in 1948 and 1949. He was inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame in 1986. The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk. Harbaugh won the Margate Memorial singles rowing race in 1948 and 1949. He was inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame in 1986.

The Ocean City Rowing and Athletic Association presented a photograph of the 2014 Ocean City Beach Patrol to Bob Harbaugh to add to his collection of lifeguard pictures dating back to 1898 on the walls of his restaurant at 14th Street and Boardwalk.

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New concrete a concern at dog park

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Dog Park user George Chard is concerned about a new cement wall constructed at the dog park at 45th Street and Haven Avenue.

The proposed wall appears to be planned to hold planters, but Chard attended the most recent City Council meeting to say it is unnecessary and possibly dangerous.

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OC Pops celebrates 85 years

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 30, 2014 06:38 am

Bill Scheible is the musical director for the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. He said the anniversary celebration Saturday will be a special evening. 
Bill Scheible is the musical director for the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. He said the anniversary celebration Saturday will be a special evening.

OCEAN CITY — Presenting the most popular tunes of each decade from 1929 to 2014, The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will celebrate its 85th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Flander’s Hotel.

Featuring tenor Richard Troxell and others, Maestro Bill Scheible said it promises to be a magical event.

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Main dredging issue: Where to put the spoils

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 05:47 am

dredge Gillian says city exploring all options to clear lagoons

OCEAN CITY — The city will have to find somewhere to place about 300,000 cubic yards of wet, muddy silt before it can clear out the back bay lagoons for boaters, Mayor Jay Gillian told City Council on Thursday.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:00 pm

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 30, 2014 Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 1,535 calls for service July 20- July 26.

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Proposal would match student volunteers with local organizations

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 29, 2014 04:00 pm

Ocean City Board of Education logo OCEAN CITY – Jon Batistini wants to match local students willing to share their technological expertise with local service organizations in need of assistance.

At a Wednesday, July 23 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, board member Batistini numerous local community service organizations are in need of support, mainly with websites, Facebook pages and other tasks involving computers.

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Four candidates for three seats on OC school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:38 am

 OCEAN CITY —Four candidates submitted petitions by the 4 p.m. deadline on Monday, July 28 to run for three seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

According to the Cape May County Clerk’s office, incumbents Joseph S. Clark, Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun, Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats.

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Locals turn out for council swearing in

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Tuesday, July 29, 2014 09:00 am

Frank LoBiondo joins Lisa and Michael Allegretto and their children, Alexis and Gavin, and Michael’s parents, Kathy and Mike Allegretto, prior to Ocean City’s swearing in ceremony.
Frank LoBiondo joins Lisa and Michael Allegretto and their children, Alexis and Gavin, and Michael’s parents, Kathy and Mike Allegretto, prior to Ocean City’s swearing in ceremony. On a sunny day while tourists enjoyed the beach, locals gathered in the Music Pier for the inauguration ceremony of mayor and council at-large. Thanks to Eric Wakabayashi who drove wife, Carol Heenan, and this columnist to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, but refused to drive on the boardwalk to drop us at the Music Pier door.

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