• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

  • 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.

  • Ocean City Halloween events 2014

    Ocean City Theatre Co. presents Halloween costume party

    The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will host a spooktacular evening of fun at this year’s “Black and Orange” Halloween Costume Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road in Ocean City.

  • 
Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr.
PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored Kevin Gill for winning the ocean swim event at the South Jersey Lifeguarding Championships this summer.

    Gill, 17, also helped the Upper Township Beach Patrol finish second overall at the Cape May County Championships by winning two events. He won the swimming events at the Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races, the Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships and Margate Memorials.

  • TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee unexpectedly put a hold on two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last week.

    Committee chair Sen. Nicholas Scutari said at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 that he expected to have a vote on the nominees following their testimony and comments from members of the public. But after testimony from New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr of Ocean City he adjourned the hearing.

  • 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.

  • Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City.

    Trail of Two Cities Nov. 1

    The 25th annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

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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