• 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.

  • 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

    Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

    Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

  • 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.

Ocean City Gazette

Four seek seats on Ocean City Board of Education

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 07:47 am

Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats. Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

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. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

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Love of antiquing helped Ocean City resident start her dream job

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 07:45 am

Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue. Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — Always on the lookout for vintage items, Lorraine Hansen trolled garage sales and old homes destined for demolition for treasures to fill her large north end home over in past three decades.

Passionate about anything vintage, she changed it up; rotating her treasures from one room to the next, eventually running out of rooms to fill.  

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Ocean City Theatre Company to host after school camp

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:00 pm

OCEAN CITY — Beginning next month, the Ocean City Theatre Company will host an after school theater camp for students in second through fifth grades.

The hour-long camp will be held every day after school for one grade at a time in four, four-week cycles.

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Locks of love

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair. Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

   

School says no infection concern over family that arrived in Ocean City from Africa

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:05 pm

OCEAN CITY — A family recently moved into the Ocean City School District from Africa, but Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said the arriving family was not from an Ebola-affected area and has been cleared of the potentially deadly virus.

“Before this family attended our schools, we checked with several medical professionals and a background check was completed on the family,” Taylor said.  “This family is not from the affected area and has not been in contact with any affected people.” 

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Longport gets a seat at the table in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:12 am

OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

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Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Full reports will not be available until January

Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

OCEAN CITY — Presenting the school district’s annual state report card at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor was all smiles.

“It was a stellar year,” she said, as student scores on a wide variety of assessments had increased from the prior year, exceeding both the state and national average in every category.

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Rough seas keep fish away from tourney participants

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 01:08 pm

Submitted / Team CTS, first-place winner in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, is ready for action. Submitted / Team CTS, first-place winner in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, is ready for action.

“Where are all the fish?” That was a frequent question asked by many of the 200 anglers participating in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s 47th annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Ocean City Schools prepared for virus season

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 20, 2014 01:01 pm

OCEAN CITY —With enterovirus and ebola much in the news, and flu season approaching, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor sought to calm the nerves of worried parents at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

“Every year at this time, viruses go around and this year is no different,” she said. “The custodial staff works very hard to make sure that the schools are clean and disinfected.”

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Veteran, Ocean City resident honored for service to warfighters

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 12:49 pm

photo courtesy of Ken Watson / From left are Anthony Afanador and his father, wounded warrior Ed Afanador, New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve public affairs liaison Donna Clementoni, and Seven Seals recipient Noel Koch after Koch received his award Sept. 26 at Mays Landing Country Club. photo courtesy of Ken Watson / From left are Anthony Afanador and his father, wounded warrior Ed Afanador, New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve public affairs liaison Donna Clementoni, and Seven Seals recipient Noel Koch after Koch received his award Sept. 26 at Mays Landing Country Club.

MAYS LANDING — Noel Koch, veteran and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for the Office of Transition and Care Coordination, was honored with the Seven Seals Award on Sept. 26 at the Mays Landing Country Club, where he was participating in the April C. Kauffman Memorial Golf Outing.

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Golfers gather for Sunshine Foundation Classic

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:00 pm

Beth Bowman and Cathy Finnegan get together with Roger “Dougie” Albright, Scott Raab, Harry Vanderslice, Joe DiMarco and Mike Dattilo at the Sunshine Golf Classic. Beth Bowman and Cathy Finnegan get together with Roger “Dougie” Albright, Scott Raab, Harry Vanderslice, Joe DiMarco and Mike Dattilo at the Sunshine Golf Classic.

Warm weather greeted golfers when they arrived at the Linwood Country Club for the Sunshine Foundation Cape Atlantic Chapter’s 19th annual Sunshine Golf Classic. Local Sunshine Foundation President Carmen D’Angelo and wife Norma, along with Bev Ayotte handed out assignments.

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Bids opened for southend Ocean City beach fill

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 17, 2014 09:39 pm

City has secured all easements necessary to complete long-awaited project

According to project manager Dwight Pakan of the Army Corp’s Philadelphia District, which is overseeing the project, bids were opened Friday, Oct. 10 and the low bidder was Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Ill. for a base bid amount of approximately $58 million. According to project manager Dwight Pakan of the Army Corp’s Philadelphia District, which is overseeing the project, bids were opened Friday, Oct. 10 and the low bidder was Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Ill. for a base bid amount of approximately $58 million.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is almost ready to award a contract for the southend Ocean City beach replenishment project.

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