• 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:

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Ocean City houses of worship

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, March 27, 2013 03:22 pm

Tabernacle announces 2013 lineup

The Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. in Ocean City, has announced its 2013 line up.

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2012 Ocean City map

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Fishing is aplenty in Ocean City

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Friday, June 01, 2012 12:31 pm

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Fishing and crabbing aren't just for grown-ups, especially at the shore. Ocean City is a family-oriented town - from its clean beaches and boardwalk to bike paths and many safe, convenient fishing piers. Ocean City and its neighboring towns offer the most public choices when it comes to fishing and crabbing. All sites are all well-maintained, plenty of parking is available and all accommodate families of all ages.

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Ocean City specializes in special events all summer

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, June 01, 2012 07:45 am

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In a town that can trace its roots back over 125 years, it may come as no big surprise that some of the highlights of the summer are also the longest running events on the island.

While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, the season really gets going in July. The Fourth of July celebration begins at the end of June with the July Jubilee. Each day at 11 a.m., Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29 at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, will be a different wacky contest, city publicist Mark Soifer explained. Contests leading up to July 4 include taffy sculpting, treasure hunts and more.

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Walking around town, there’s so much to see

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:47 pm

Get off the beaten path and take a walk on the wild side. Ocean City has miles of trails, sidewalks, beach and boardwalk for walkers to explore.

At the beach

Ocean City’s eight miles of beach are walkable at low tide and notable for a number of reasons. But the most famous sight along the shoreline is one you cannot see: the wreck of the Sindia.

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Frozen yogurt is on trend this summer in Ocean City

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 04:40 pm

 Trends often start in California and emerge a few years later on the East Coast. The latest fad to wash ashore: self-serve frozen yogurt stores.

The healthy dessert alternative to ice cream was introduced to Ocean City by native Tina Spadafora, who graduated from the University of San Diego in 2009 with a marketing degree. A self-confessed frozen yogurt addict, Spadafora opened Yoasis at 838 Asbury Ave. in March.

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Where to go in Ocean City

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Parks and playgrounds and other spots to know in and around Ocean City.

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Hungry? Ocean City Boardwalk has lots of new choices to offer this summer

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 31, 2012 06:33 am

OCEAN CITY – For the most part, most of what’s new on the boardwalk for summer 2012 focuses on what to eat; however, two new retail shops have opened.

After one year on the boardwalk, Bryn & Dane’s packed up its healthy menu and vacated its spot at Gillian’s Wonderland in the 600 block. Philly Pretzel Factory has moved into the space with a menu of pretzel twists, cinnamon pretzels, and pretzel-wrapped hot dogs.

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Three protected beaches, several other breaks open to surfers in OC

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OCEAN CITY – Depending on where the waves are coming from, Waverly Boulevard has long been the top spot for long-board surfing in Ocean City.

Longtime Ocean City surfers say it remains a good break, depending on the tide, but it changed after a recent beach replenishment project; and a mild winter has meant there has not been extensive erosion to return it to its former shape.

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Nor’easters storm the soccer fields

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:00 am

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The Ocean City Nor’easters soccer team plays in the Premier Development League of the United Soccer Leagues. The team features an impressive lineup of college players.

Four former Cape-Atlantic League all stars are on this year’s Nor’easters’ roster.

They include John Fogarty and Kevin Curran from Ocean City High School, Alex Weidman, a Mainland Regional graduate, and Junior Chapman from St. Augustine Prep.

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Tennis courts abundant on the island

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:00 am

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 Within a block of Ocean City High School, tennis will again be in the spotlight this summer.

Enter or watch any of the tennis tournaments put together by Phil Birnbaum, the longtime director of tennis for the resort and award-winning coach at Richard Stockton College. His programs begin in mid-June.

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