Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City celebrates class of 2014

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Lauren Dickey Friday, June 20, 2014 09:25 pm

J.T. Flatley and Mike Barrett graduate with the Class of 2014 from Ocean City High School on June 20./Lauren Dickey J.T. Flatley and Mike Barrett graduate with the Class of 2014 from Ocean City High School on June 20./Lauren Dickey Ocean City celebrates the graduates of Class of 2014 Ocean City High School on Friday, June 20.

Read more: Ocean City celebrates class of 2014

 

Beach Bucket Lunch is back in business, for now

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Friday, June 20, 2014 01:00 pm

OCEAN CITY — Up and running for only a few weeks before being shut down by the city’s planning and zoning office last week for operating without a mercantile license, Beach Bucket Lunch is back in business – for now.

Beach Bucket Lunch was delivering hoagie, chips, Tastykake and a beverage to patrons on the beach. The business began operating in May and was shut down on Monday, June 16.

The business was permitted to reopen the next day while city officials resolve some issues, according to Mayor Jay Gillian.

Read more: Beach Bucket Lunch is back in business, for now

   

Ocean City welcomes veteran, family for some R&R

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Friday, June 20, 2014 11:04 am

Master Sergeant Michael Sears, surrounded by his family, is a reservist with the 177th Fighter Wing  and works for the Department of Homeland Security as an explosive specialist. Master Sergeant Michael Sears, surrounded by his family, is a reservist with the 177th Fighter Wing and works for the Department of Homeland Security as an explosive specialist. Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 will again pay tribute to a returning military veteran when it welcomes Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Sears and his family on Sunday June 22 with an all-expense paid week in America’s Greatest Family Resort.

The Veterans Rest and Relaxation Program began last year when Post 524 invited five military veterans and their families to enjoy the city’s hospitality. Local citizens and merchants join together to offer the visitors a donated condominium and a variety of dinners and entertainment as a thank you for their service.

Read more: Ocean City welcomes veteran, family for some R&R

 

The 1927 fire focus of new boardwalk display at OCHM

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, June 18, 2014 02:56 pm

The Ocean City Historical Museum is preparing a new display, featuring the Ocean City Boardwalk as it was rebuilt in 1928 after a devastating fire. OCHM volunteer Al Crescenzo is pictured standing with cardboard cutouts of then Mayor Joseph Champion and his wife, who presided over the July 4, 1928 dedication. 
The Ocean City Historical Museum is preparing a new display, featuring the Ocean City Boardwalk as it was rebuilt in 1928 after a devastating fire. OCHM volunteer Al Crescenzo is pictured standing with cardboard cutouts of then Mayor Joseph Champion and his wife, who presided over the July 4, 1928 dedication. OCEAN CITY — A devastating fire destroyed 30 buildings in eight square blocks, including hotels, theaters, shops and the heart of the Ocean City boardwalk on Oct. 11, 1927.

The blaze left about $4 million worth of real estate a smoldering mess, but the community came back.

Read more: The 1927 fire focus of new boardwalk display at OCHM

   

New traffic signal on Ninth Street up and running

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:56 am

OCEAN CITY - According to Capt. Steve Ang of the Ocean City Police Department a new user-activated traffic signal on 9th Street, between Simpson and Haven Avenues, will be placed on flash mode at noon today, Tuesday, June 18.

The signal will remain on flash mode for one week so that the public may be educated about the proper operation of the traffic signal.

Read more: New traffic signal on Ninth Street up and running

 

Miles of four wheel styles

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:01 am

Chris Straub of Ocean City holds up his son Christopher Jr., 3, to take a peek at the interior of a 1960 Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon on display during the Ocean City NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 14, on the boardwalk.  The jeep is owned by Jeremy Shuster of Ocean City.
Chris Straub of Ocean City holds up his son Christopher Jr., 3, to take a peek at the interior of a 1960 Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon on display during the Ocean City NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 14, on the boardwalk. The jeep is owned by Jeremy Shuster of Ocean City. Chris Straub of Ocean City holds up his son Christopher Jr., 3, to take a peek at the interior of a 1960 Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon on display during the Ocean City NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 14, on the boardwalk. The jeep is owned by Jeremy Shuster of Ocean City.

photos by Jen Marra

Read more: Miles of four wheel styles

   

Studies in space

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, June 18, 2014 06:53 am

 Ocean City High School students Greg Fischer of Marmora, Hannah Lucey of Ocean City, Alison Miles of Seaville, Dan Loggi of Palermo, Kristina Redmond of Ocean City and Lauren Bowersock of Seaville give an example of the experiments they worked on for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. The project was an after-school program that started in February and took a few months to plan, research and create the experiment. 
 Ocean City High School students Greg Fischer of Marmora, Hannah Lucey of Ocean City, Alison Miles of Seaville, Dan Loggi of Palermo, Kristina Redmond of Ocean City and Lauren Bowersock of Seaville give an example of the experiments they worked on for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. The project was an after-school program that started in February and took a few months to plan, research and create the experiment.

Ocean City High School students Greg Fischer of Marmora, Hannah Lucey of Ocean City, Alison Miles of Seaville, Dan Loggi of Palermo, Kristina Redmond of Ocean City and Lauren Bowersock of Seaville give an example of the experiments they worked on for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. The project was an after-school program that started in February and took a few months to plan, research and create the experiment. 

photos by Jen Marra

Read more: Studies in space

 

Fox sightings in Ocean City

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, June 17, 2014 05:40 pm

Humane society traps some, but says they stay on the island and aren’t harmed

A fox relaxes on a dune in the Gardens section of Ocean City. Sightings of the animals are common this time of year, but officials with the Humane Society say the animals are not aggressive. /photo by Bill Barlow A fox relaxes on a dune in the Gardens section of Ocean City. Sightings of the animals are common this time of year, but officials with the Humane Society say the animals are not aggressive. /photo by Bill Barlow OCEAN CITY — There are wild carnivores loose in Ocean City.

From the Gardens to Corson’s Inlet and everywhere in between, residents and visitors have spotted the whisk of a red tail in the morning, or a fox caught in the headlights at night.

The reactions have been widely divergent.

Read more: Fox sightings in Ocean City

   

Brian Roberts bids farewell to St. Peter’s

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, June 17, 2014 03:00 pm

Pastor Brian Roberts is leaving St. Peter's United Methodist Church after nine years to serve as a district superintendent for the United Methodist Church. He is pictured at a recent farewell party at St. Peter's with his family. From left, Alyson, Nathan, Sandra and Brian Roberts. 
  Pastor Brian Roberts is leaving St. Peter's United Methodist Church after nine years to serve as a district superintendent for the United Methodist Church. He is pictured at a recent farewell party at St. Peter's with his family. From left, Alyson, Nathan, Sandra and Brian Roberts.

OCEAN CITY — On Sunday, June 15, Rev. Brian Roberts, senior pastor at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, bid the congregation and community he has called home for the past nine years an emotional farewell.

As he preached his last sermon, he recalled many happy moments.

Read more: Brian Roberts bids farewell to St. Peter’s

 

Four wheels on the boards

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, June 17, 2014 02:37 pm

 John and Mary Breining of Harrisburg, Pa. relax in their 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition as Jeep owners and enthusiasts show off their vehicles in the Ocean City New Jersey NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 14.  For more photos see page 35.
 John and Mary Breining of Harrisburg, Pa. relax in their 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition as Jeep owners and enthusiasts show off their vehicles in the Ocean City New Jersey NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 14. For more photos see page 35.

John and Mary Breining of Harrisburg, Pa. relax in their 2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition as Jeep owners and enthusiasts show off their vehicles in the Ocean City New Jersey NJJA Jeep Invasion Saturday, June 14. 

   

Page 10 of 220