• OCEAN CITY — Carrying a science experiment designed by six Ocean City High School students, Mission 6 is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station this October.

    The Ocean City School District is one of 20 districts from across the nation selected to participate in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).

  • Submitted / “Come on down to the beach and fish!” urges Kieth Van Laarhoven, chairman of the October 18th Ocean City surf fishing tournament.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fishing Club is extending a broad invitation for anglers to participate in its 47th annual surf fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    “This is an opportunity for anyone interested in fishing to come out and have fun competing in our tournament,” said tournament Chairman Kieth Van Laarhoven, of Ocean City and Browns Mills. “This event is open not only to members of the fishing clubs throughout our area, but also to individuals and families.”

  • OCEAN CITY — Council is expected to host a workshop concerning the city’s historic district sometime in the near future, City Councilman Michael Allegretto said Thursday, Sept. 11.

    “We will let everyone know about the workshop, we want to get everyone involved,” he said, adding that it will be announced within the next 30 to 45 days.

  • According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    OCEAN CITY — A new skatepark in Ocean City is one step closer to becoming a reality as the Cape May County Board of Freeholders approved $500,000 in Open Space funding toward the project when it met Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    “I’m tickled. I am excited that the county sees as much value in the project as we do. I believe, to date, this is one of the biggest awards they’ve ever given. Their enthusiasm for the project is refreshing,” said Ocean City Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

  • AVALON – Authorities have determined that accidental drowning was the cause of death of Brett Fitzpatrick, whose body was found at the 23rd Street beach in Avalon on New Year’s Day.

    The cause of the drowning is undetermined, said Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. However, a toxicology report “revealed a high level of alcohol in his system, which may have led to an accidental drowning,” he said.

Ocean City Gazette

Dobak to attend Dayton

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Michael Dobak of Ocean City will attend the University of Dayton this fall as part of one of the largest classes in the university’s history, as the school exceeded all enrollment goals and received a record 16,918 applications for the 2014-15 academic year. At 59 percent, the overall selectivity remains competitive, including more than 1,000 out-of-state students and nearly 200 international students.

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Coronation of a new Little Miss

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:48 pm

Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier. Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.

Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.


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Guest Column >> Grimes was one of Ocean City’s finest

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:15 pm

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. 

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Ocean City police: Increase in complaints against bicyclists

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 05:00 am

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

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Former Miss OC taking a year off from competing

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Carley Del Sordo Carley Del Sordo

OCEAN CITY — Stepping out of the spotlight, Miss Ocean City 2014 Carley Del Sordo crowned her successor, Kendall Couglin, on Saturday, Aug. 9.

“It didn’t really hit me until they called Kendall’s name,” Del Sordo said.

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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 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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