• OCEAN CITY — The student experiments that were lost when the Antares rocket carrying them, along with supplies, to the International Space Station exploded after launching Oct. 28 are getting a second chance to fly to space.

    According to Ocean City School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, a re-launch of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program projects is in the works and tentatively scheduled for Dec. 9.

  • A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City.

    OCEAN CITY — Council took the next step in getting a permanent skatepark built at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue when it met Thursday, Nov. 13 at City Hall.

    In a 6-1 vote, council introduced a $750,000 bond ordinance that would pay for the skatepark, with Councilman Pete Guinosso voting “no.”

  • The Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated Toms River South Thursday afternoon, 2-0, to win its second straight South Jersey Group 3 championship and the 10th in school history. The Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated Toms River South Thursday afternoon, 2-0, to win its second straight South Jersey Group 3 championship and the 10th in school history. The Raiders last won back-to-back titles in 2004-05.

    After a scoreless first half, Don Van Meter scored for Ocean City in the first 10 minutes of the second half and Aaron King added the insurance goal in the final eight minutes that started the coundown among fans and players.

  • File photo / Ocean City Christmas parade 2012.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Christmas Parade is back on. It is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 on Asbury Avenue from Sixth to 11th streets.

  • STRATHMERE – The Cape May County Bridge Commission is planning a $1 million project to repair the substructure of the 68-year-old Corson’s Inlet Bridge next summer.

    County engineer Dale Foster said this week that the most recent inspection of the bridge, part of Ocean Drive, determined numerous repairs are needed to the pilings. Plans are being prepared by engineering and construction services firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. of Lebanon, he said.

  • courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers / The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project calls for construction of a beachfill with a berm and dune in the municipalities of Ocean City, Upper Township, and Sea Isle City.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that it has awarded a $57.6-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a beach replenishment project in the south end of Ocean City, as well as Strathmere and Sea Isle City.

    The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Bill Barlow / Charlie Palermo, a World War II Marine veteran, salutes during the national anthem at Ocean City’s Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. Palermo was in the front row for the event, joined by fellow veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

    OCEAN CITY — Community members again gathered at Veterans Memorial Park Tuesday, Nov. 11 to honor veterans and those who now serve in the armed forces, but two familiar faces were missing and missed.

    Speakers remembered Joe DiOrio and Dick Grimes, two World War II veterans who died this year. Both men would usually have been in the front row at the event. Mayor Jay Gillian described them as “the perfect examples of the Greatest Generation.”

Miss Ocean City to be crowned Saturday

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2011-miss-oc Miss Ocean City to be crowned Saturday

Parade of contestants is Wednesday on the boardwalk


On Saturday, August 13, the Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant will be celebrating its 42nd anniversary. At 7:30 p.m., the curtains will open on the Music Pier stage and 18 young women will compete for the title. It will be the final appearance as queen of the reigning Miss Ocean City, Rachel Reese. Michael Kelly will act as emcee.

The theme of this year’s pageant is “Dancing with the Stars.” The contestants will dance and sing to hit tunes and compete in swimsuit, evening wear, talent and a private judge’s interview. All areas of competition are weighed equally. The winner will take home the crown along with over $5,000 in scholarships and prizes.

The pageant is sponsored each year by the Exchange Club of Ocean City, which generates the majority of the scholarship monies along with general donations from the Gillian family, Ocean City Home Bank, Nahza Cancer Center, the Godfrey family, the Exchangettes of Ocean City, and many other businesses.

This year’s pageant is produced by Aubre Naughton and chaired by Maribeth Neall. Thanks to the generous sponsors, over $14,000.00 is scholarships and prizes will be given away on Saturday night.

Come watch the Miss Ocean City Pageant parade held at 6 p.m. Wednesday night on Asbury Avenue and the Boardwalk. The theme of the parade is also “Dancing with the Stars.” Parade-goers can vote for their favorite contestant during the People’s Choice Award in front of the Music Pier.

Contestants include Katee Blizzard, Alexandra Canal, Brenna Carnuccio, Cassie Cattie, Tricia DeFelice, Juliette Gabrielle, Kelsey Greene, Shannon Greene, Katie Larkin, Hannah Lavin, Myra McCann, Hillary Morris, Morgan Noble, Phoebe Schumacher, Jocelyn Stephens, Marissa Tibbetts, Mia Tomkins and Devon Vanderslice.

Tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office starting Wednesday, August 10 for $15.


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