• OCEAN CITY — Carrying a science experiment designed by six Ocean City High School students, Mission 6 is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station this October.

    The Ocean City School District is one of 20 districts from across the nation selected to participate in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).

  • Submitted / “Come on down to the beach and fish!” urges Kieth Van Laarhoven, chairman of the October 18th Ocean City surf fishing tournament.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fishing Club is extending a broad invitation for anglers to participate in its 47th annual surf fishing tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    “This is an opportunity for anyone interested in fishing to come out and have fun competing in our tournament,” said tournament Chairman Kieth Van Laarhoven, of Ocean City and Browns Mills. “This event is open not only to members of the fishing clubs throughout our area, but also to individuals and families.”

  • OCEAN CITY — Council is expected to host a workshop concerning the city’s historic district sometime in the near future, City Councilman Michael Allegretto said Thursday, Sept. 11.

    “We will let everyone know about the workshop, we want to get everyone involved,” he said, adding that it will be announced within the next 30 to 45 days.

  • According to the plan presented in April, the proposed park would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    OCEAN CITY — A new skatepark in Ocean City is one step closer to becoming a reality as the Cape May County Board of Freeholders approved $500,000 in Open Space funding toward the project when it met Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    “I’m tickled. I am excited that the county sees as much value in the project as we do. I believe, to date, this is one of the biggest awards they’ve ever given. Their enthusiasm for the project is refreshing,” said Ocean City Councilman Mike DeVlieger.

  • AVALON – Authorities have determined that accidental drowning was the cause of death of Brett Fitzpatrick, whose body was found at the 23rd Street beach in Avalon on New Year’s Day.

    The cause of the drowning is undetermined, said Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. However, a toxicology report “revealed a high level of alcohol in his system, which may have led to an accidental drowning,” he said.

Ocean City Gazette

Women of St. John look to restore needlepoint kneelers

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:09 am

Submitted / Women from St. John Lutheran Church, Sue Baker, Mary Grant, Mary Bullock, Susy Wilkins, Barbara Piston, and Janet Yunghans, display a restored needlepoint kneeler. Submitted / Women from St. John Lutheran Church, Sue Baker, Mary Grant, Mary Bullock, Susy Wilkins, Barbara Piston, and Janet Yunghans, display a restored needlepoint kneeler.

OCEAN CITY — After cushioning the knees of worshipers for the last 33 years, the kneelers at St. John Lutheran Church are in need of restoration; and the women of St. John are working hard to make it happen.

In the early 1980s, the 11 padded kneelers were stitched by women in the congregation.

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Back to school

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:05 am

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4. Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.


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Bongo Café owners cite road work in decision to leave

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:00 am

Breakfast and lunch spot to close Sept. 13

OCEAN CITY — They survived the worst storm to hit the New Jersey coastline in more than a century and a prolonged economic downturn, but the owners of the Bongo Café and Grill say they cannot weather another round of road construction.

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Move surfers to 31st Street

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Should safety be a concern on the waterfront at the 29th Street beach? I appreciated the appeal of surfing on the 29th Street beach for Mr. Kiefner's family and friends. I would like to share some important facts.

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Thank you to Shore Fellowship Church

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Stacia Stall from Shore Fellowship Church for organizing a food drive for the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard as part of the admission to their event at the Adventure Water Park on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday, Sept. 5. 

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Democratic process averted in zoning decision

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

We are writing regarding the recent Ocean City ordinance changing the zoning of the former Palermo’s Supermarket site from neighborhood business to 30-foot-wide residential duplex lots. Frankly, given that it has already passed as an ordinance there is nothing that we neighbors can do to change that. This is not a letter based on the actual result as much as the process that led to the result.

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Kristin Gallagher tapped for new community services director

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:33 pm

OCEAN CITY — The reinstituted community services department may have a new director as soon as Thursday.

At a City Council meeting last month, council members approved a resolution authorizing the return of the department at the request of the administration, which cited a need for improved customer service.

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Bay Ave. construction to resume Monday

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:02 am

OCEAN CITY — Motorists should expect detours for a while as a Bay Avenue construction project halted in the spring is set to resume Monday, Sept. 15.

The unfinished project to repair and repave Bay Avenue between Sixth and 18th streets will be accomplished with two crews, according to Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster.

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Moses kept Ocean City High School clean and friendly

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Ruby Moses, second from right, was honored by members of the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting. With Moses are, from left, Mary Miles, Fred Moses and Portia Thompson. Ann Richardson / Ruby Moses, second from right, was honored by members of the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting. With Moses are, from left, Mary Miles, Fred Moses and Portia Thompson.

OCEAN CITY — For 25 years, Ruby Moses worked diligently to provide students and staff at Ocean City High School with a clean environment.

Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said Moses’ dedication to the school district went above and beyond her role as a custodian, however. She buffed the terrazzo tiles until they shined, but Moses will long be remembered for her warm and friendly smile and the kind words she always had for everyone she came in contact with.

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Ocean City events, edition of Sept. 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Beth Moore simulcast at the Tabernacle

The Ocean City Tabernacle presents a simulcast of Beth Moore’s “Living Proof” 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 after Sept. 7. Cost includes coffee, doughnuts, lunch and a workbook. To register, see octab.org/events.php or call 609-399-1915.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Sept. 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Senior FITness debuts at Shores at Wesley Manor

The Shores at Wesley Manor is welcoming Dr. Thomas P. Sattler as it begins its new senior health and wellness program, SeniorFITness, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the newly outfitted fitness room. Sattler is the director of education and program development for the SeniorFITness division of Alliance Rehab. He is a sought-after-speaker, noted author on health care topics, and University of Illinois Chicago associate professor emeritus.  SeniorFITness is a division of Alliance Rehab that is dedicated to developing innovative methods to improve and manage the operation of fitness and rehab programs. The Shores at Wesley Manor, 2201 Bay Ave. in Ocean City.

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Stockton dean advocates strategic planning to OC teachers

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Dean of Education Claudine Keenan talks about strategic planning to Ocean City teachers Wednesday, Sept. 3. Ann Richardson / Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Dean of Education Claudine Keenan talks about strategic planning to Ocean City teachers Wednesday, Sept. 3.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City School District employees heard from Stockton’s own dean of education on the importance of strategic planning Wednesday, Sept. 3. Ocean City Superintendent Kathy Taylor said the presentation was part of the teacher in-service day prior to the start of the school year.

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