• 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:

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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