• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    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.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:09 pm

Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips Ocean City Police offer Halloween safety tips

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween weekend.  To help families better enjoy this annual event, the police have issued a few safety tips that can be followed when trick or treating:

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Environmental commission weighs in on curb strip sod proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:09 pm

OCEAN CITY — Whether property owners are required to install sod and irrigation on curb strips or not, the Ocean City Environmental Commission is looking into all suitable alternatives to concrete and stones.

Responding to a citizen’s request, members of City Council introduced an ordinance on Sept. 11 requiring sod and irrigation on new construction. It is believed that sod would help alleviate flooding and look nicer than concrete or stones.

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Somers Point artist takes first in October show

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

“Landscape at Colloure” “Landscape at Colloure”

OCEAN CITY — Annette Maynard of Somers Point was named the first-place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League’s “Tribute to an Artist” October show.

Maynard’s winning piece is an acrylic titled “Landscape at Colloure,” in the style of Matisse.

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Bubble Mania supports pediatric care at Shore Medical

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty. Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Realtors Bubble Mania Committee presented a check of $2,255 to the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center on Oct. 14. 

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Four seek seats on Ocean City Board of Education

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:47 am

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. 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.

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Love of antiquing helped Ocean City resident start her dream job

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:45 am

Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue. Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — Always on the lookout for vintage items, Lorraine Hansen trolled garage sales and old homes destined for demolition for treasures to fill her large north end home over in past three decades.

Passionate about anything vintage, she changed it up; rotating her treasures from one room to the next, eventually running out of rooms to fill.  

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Ocean City Halloween events 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

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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.

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Ocean City Theatre Company to host after school camp

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Beginning next month, the Ocean City Theatre Company will host an after school theater camp for students in second through fifth grades.

The hour-long camp will be held every day after school for one grade at a time in four, four-week cycles.

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Locks of love

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair. Submitted / Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

Shannon Oteri, a junior at Ocean City High School and a tennis team member, donates her hair in memory of her mother’s best friend, Kate Grady Pergola, who battled breast cancer. With her is Courtney Flasch, hair stylist at Esthetica Salon in Northfield, who donated her time to cut and style Oteri’s hair.

 

School says no infection concern over family that arrived in Ocean City from Africa

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 03:05 pm

OCEAN CITY — A family recently moved into the Ocean City School District from Africa, but Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said the arriving family was not from an Ebola-affected area and has been cleared of the potentially deadly virus.

“Before this family attended our schools, we checked with several medical professionals and a background check was completed on the family,” Taylor said.  “This family is not from the affected area and has not been in contact with any affected people.” 

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Longport gets a seat at the table in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:12 am

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.

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Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Full reports will not be available until January

Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card Ocean City administrators pleased with state report card

OCEAN CITY — Presenting the school district’s annual state report card at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor was all smiles.

“It was a stellar year,” she said, as student scores on a wide variety of assessments had increased from the prior year, exceeding both the state and national average in every category.

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