• Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

    “It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

  • Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

    OCEAN CITY — Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for…

  • Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since 1908, burned down to the sand beneath it during the freakish derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

  • 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.

  • Project out to bid, mayor says

    Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

    OCEAN CITY — The long-awaited beach replenishment project for Ocean City’s south end is out to bid, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday, Aug. 22 in his latest letter to city residents.

    The project is expected to be completed this fall by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of a 50-year agreement to fill the beaches from 34th to 59th streets as necessary.

Christie asks for disaster declaration following Tropical Storm Lee

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has asked President Barack Obama to speed up the federal declaration of a major disaster in the state due to Tropical Storm Lee.

Christie’s letter urges the president to ensure that state and local governments and individually affected residents receive federal assistance as quickly as possible for damage resulting from the storm.

The storm closely follows Hurricane Irene, which displaced New Jerseyans throughout the state and led to widespread power outages and historic flooding levels. In the wake of the storm, all 21 counties in the state were declared disaster areas. 

According to a statement from the governor’s office, Tropical Storm Lee has included “intense and sustained rainfall, exacerbating the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene on the families, businesses, and governments of the state.

“In light of these conditions and the serious impact they are having on New Jersey’s communities, field damage assessments should not be required to determine the state’s eligibility for supplemental federal assistance.”

 


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