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Guitarist goes from tribute band to playing with Grateful Dead founders

Lead guitarist/vocalist John Kadlecik and Furthur are not content with being a nostalgia act or cover band.

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Wednesday 02/02/2011
Does your license plate feature Ocean City? The resort wants you to send in photographs
Posted: February 02, 2011

Are you like Ocean City enthusiast Jane French? Does your license plate proclaim your affection for this family resort and community like Jane’s 02BN0C?

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Thursday 01/27/2011
Ken Hoover new president of Friends of Ocean City Pops
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:19 am

During a career spanning nearly 50 years, Ken Hoover has taught police how to dismantle bombs, worked as a mechanical engineer, and owned his own business. Now the 72-year-old resident of East Hempfield Township near Lancaster, Pa., and summer resident of Ocean City, hopes to put some of those skills to good use as the new board chairman of the Friends of the Ocean City Pops (FOCP), Inc.

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Ken Hoover new president of Friends of Ocean City Pops
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

During a career spanning nearly 50 years, Ken Hoover has taught police how to dismantle bombs, worked as a mechanical engineer, and owned his own business. Now the 72-year-old resident of East Hempfield Township near Lancaster, Pa., and summer resident of Ocean City, hopes to put some of those skills to good use as the new board chairman of the Friends of the Ocean City Pops (FOCP), Inc.

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O.C.'s hermit crab and State of Louisiana to set record straight at Feb. 1 press conference
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

A long simmering “misunderstanding” between Ocean City’s renowned weather predicting Hermit Crab and the State of Louisiana will be aired and hopefully settled finally and for posterity. City officials deem the matter important enough to schedule a press conference for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at City Hall Council Chambers.

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Thursday 01/20/2011
Cape Shore Chorale title, 'And the Angels Sing,' not mere whimsy
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:19 am

The Sunday afternoon concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Jan. 9 was titled, “And the Angels Sing.”

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Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon to be grand marshal of DooDah Parade
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:19 am

Meadowlark Lemon, the world famous “Clown Prince of Basketball” and an NBA Hall of Famer, will be grand marshal of Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade on Saturday, April 16. He will also be guest of honor at a dinner theater program in his honor on Friday, April 15 at the Flanders Hotel. Tickets to this event will be available through the Public Relations Office, (609) 525-9300.

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MLK Day: City uses it as day for service to clean up community
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:19 am

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of vision, explained Ocean City Councilman Keith Hartzell. He had hoped for mutual tolerance and cultural acceptance, and at one time, he had planned for a day of service, for people of all races and class levels to work together towards a common goal.

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Singer Margaret Whiting dies; she has notable connection to O.C. Pops
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

After reading of the death of singer Margaret Whiting last week, memories of Whiting’s notable connection to the Ocean City Pops and her long and memorable career came flooding back.

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Movie Night at Ocean City Library great way to spend a cold winter evening
Updated: October 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

There is not a better way or place to spend Monday evenings than the lecture hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library in the revitalized Ocean City Community Center, especially on these frigid winter nights.

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Thursday 11/25/2010
Upper Township tree-lighting ceremony
Posted: November 25, 2010

The Uptown Singers perform Monday, entertaining those who attended the seventh annual Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by the Ocean City-Upper Township Noon Rotary Club. At left, Mia and David Schultz, of Seaville, enjoy the lights of the Upper Township Christmas tree. (Photos by Carl Price)

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Benefit to Fight AIDS at Charter Tech
Posted: November 25, 2010

Some students wait for their five-year reunion to unite with fellow alumni, but three years after his graduation from Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts, alumnus German Cuadrado found a way to unite and educate alumni with his first “Fight Against AIDS” concert to benefit the South Jersey AIDS Alliance on Saturday, Nov. 27.

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Jazz Masters stars the area's best trumpeters
Posted: November 25, 2010

On Nov. 21, the Somers Point Jazz Society presented the second chapter of its “Jazz Masters” series at the Ocean City Free Public Library.

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Upper Township & Ocean City Municipal Alliance Skate Night
Posted: November 25, 2010

The formula is simple: good ties to community and a strong family unit add up to kids making good choices, says Michele Previti, coordinator of the Upper Township & Ocean City Municipal Alliance Committee.

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American Legion commander presidents over 'Living HIstory' about warriors
Posted: November 25, 2010

On Nov. 15 and 16, the Ocean City Free Public Library presented a special “Living History” program in the lecture hall. The program was attended by veterans of all American wars and those interested in learning the history of our warriors.

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Gala holiday celebration, rides for the kids
Posted: November 25, 2010

There will be a truck stop and train station at City Hall Annex this Friday, with colorful rides that little ones will find fascinating and fun.

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The expanding marching band
Posted: November 25, 2010

After gaining 40 freshman musicians, things were a little different for the Ocean City High School Marching Band this season.

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Gift baskets, wreaths available at Atlantic Heritage Center
Posted: November 25, 2010

Donna Innis struck a cord one week ago tonight.

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Forget the worms; these early birds caught the bargains
Posted: November 25, 2010

There are few things worth getting up early for a day off, but on Saturday, Nov. 20, shoppers on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City were glad they could rise and shine.

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Film noir topic at Ocean City Library's lecture hall
Posted: November 25, 2010

The Ocean City Free Public Library’s lecture hall is one of the busiest venues in town these days. It is a marvelous mini-theater, which is ideal for many purposes and is in great demand. Sometimes there is more than one program presented on the same day.

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Atlantic Youth Orchestra to be at Central Methodist, Noyes Museum
Posted: November 25, 2010

Come out and celebrate the season and a musical tradition.

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Mainland Mustang Marching Band not content to sit on the sidelines
Posted: November 25, 2010

They’re usually associated with the football team’s halftime show, but the Mainland Regional High School marching band isn’t one to just sit on the sidelines.

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Charity League sells thousands of holiday pins in benefit
Posted: November 25, 2010

The members of the Atlantic County Charity League were hard at work last Friday and Saturday during their 63rd annual Christmas Mart at Greate Bay Country Club.

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Free days of dance, art classes at Ocean City Arts Center
Posted: November 25, 2010

Want to try before you buy? Before investing in the ballet slippers or sculpting clay, the Ocean City Arts Center will give students an opportunity to attend a free one day trial of select art and dance classes.

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Thursday 09/30/2010
Linwood city-wide yard sale this Saturday
Posted: September 30, 2010

Get ready to “hunt for some treasure,” said Catherine Evinski, a Linwood Historical Society volunteer, because the society is hosting its annual yard sale fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 2, with a new twist – the sale is now city-wide.

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Bailey and Riley unleashed: They are the Dogs of the Year
Posted: September 30, 2010

Bailey and Riley were in it to win it at Saturday’s Dog of the Year Award on the deck at the Port-O-Call Hotel.

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More than 7,000 bicyclists raise $4.56 million
Posted: September 30, 2010

Seven-thousand bikers peddled out of the Woodcrest Station in Cherry Hill beginning at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, on a 75-mile venture to Ocean City that hopes to bring in $5 million to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by Oct. 30.

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Casino HiLights
Posted: September 30, 2010

BALLY’S

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'X Factor' returns starting Sunday at Tabernacle
Posted: September 30, 2010

Life lessons aren’t usually found while duct-taping peers to the wall, but at X Factor, a non-denominational middle and high school youth group held at the Ocean City Tabernacle, these types of creative activities are essential to drawing students in and helping them grasp life lessons.

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'Just Wig It!' fundraiser is Friday night for Shaina Horton
Posted: September 30, 2010

Four-month-old Zoe Palermo has seen her mother twice in the past two and a half months, after her mother Shaina Horton’s diagnosis of stage 4 choriocarcinoma, an aggressive but highly treatable form of uterine cancer during by Horton’s pregnancy.

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History, archaeology buffs treated to virtual tour of Rose Ted City of Petra
Posted: September 30, 2010

Dr. Steven Phillips of the Pennsylvania University Museum of Archeology and Anthropology took his audience at the Ocean City Free Public Library on a virtual tour of the Rose Ted City of Petra on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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St. Peter's honors public servants in public safety
Posted: September 30, 2010

As services Sunday, the congregation of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Ocean City honored Ocean City’s firefighters, EMTs, beach patrol members and police officers in its second annual Appreciation Sunday. Pastor Brian Roberts, left, in both photos, stands with EMTs and firefighters, above, including Deputy Chief Charlie Bowman, second fron left, and police officers, below, including Chief Chad Callahan, third from left.

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Dave Mason, Walk for Wounded, City-wide Yard Sale this weekend
Posted: September 30, 2010

I’d like to start this column with a reminder about SHAINA HORTON, a young Ocean City mother and friend to many, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. A fund raiser is set to help the family cope with expenses during a very trying period. Shaina is currently at Cooper Hospital and her condition is being monitored by the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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Behn Gillece Quintet packs them in at Somers Point Jazz Society event
Posted: September 30, 2010

By ED WISMER

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ALS Walk raises money and awareness of deadly disease
Posted: September 30, 2010

More than a thousand participants raised $101,556 to help combat ALS at the annual “Ocean City Board...Walk to Defeat ALS” fundraiser Saturday morning, Sept. 25. Funds will go to support the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the ALS Association.

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Thursday 09/16/2010
Good Old Days Festival was a last bit of summer fun
Posted: September 16, 2010

In an annual rite of the passing of summer into autumn, the Good Old Days Festival brought hungry crowds to Kennedy Park on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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Casino Hilights
Posted: September 16, 2010

BALLY’S

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Gateway Theater gets big boost from Pepsi Refresh Project
Posted: September 16, 2010

When the Gateway Theater reopens late next year, it’s a fairly safe bet the beverage of choice at the concession stand will be Pepsi.

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Ocean City Pops winding down its season in style
Posted: September 16, 2010

The Ocean City Pops are closing in on the final concerts of its summer season. The Sept. 13 concert, like so many this summer, was first rate and full of all kinds of goodies.

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Stunt pilot can't wait to roll his plane past the Ocean City Boardwalk
Posted: September 16, 2010

Michael Wiskus logged onto eBay in 1999 and placed a bid for a destroyed orange PITTS Model 11 aerobatic plane. “I knew the plane would change my life,” said Wiskus, an aerobatic aviation performer. “And it did.”

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Ceramics created by local artists on display at Ocean City Arts Center
Posted: September 16, 2010

The exceptionally beautiful ceramics created by local artists Janet Kurland and Susan Van Duyne can be seen and enjoyed at the Ocean City Arts Center through the month of September.

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Theater Collaborative: Here's how you can help make Gateway Theater more accessible
Posted: September 16, 2010

The Gateway Theater needs your help to make the building more accessible to patrons with disabilities, according to the Theater Collaborative of South Jersey (TCSJ).

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This weekend: Two-day air show, Red & White Alumni Parade, Pops finale
Posted: September 16, 2010

Ocean City’s AVIATION WEEKEND features two exciting, free events. Action is set for Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Municipal Airport, 26th Street and Bay Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. from 6th to 14th streets over the Boardwalk.

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Trips to Italy courtesy of The Promenade
Posted: September 16, 2010

On Labor Day, Sept. 6, The Promenade Food Court on the Ocean City Boardwalk drew the winner for its all-expenses-paid trip to Italy. First prize – 10 days all-paid trip to Italy, including air fare – went to Cherie De Angelis of Media, Pa. Second prize – 10 days all-paid trip to Italy, without air fare – was won by Kim Rhodes of Seaville. Bill Wexler of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., won the third prize, a case of of olive oil from the private production of the Promenade Food Court. Gathering around the Promenade for the drawing were, from left, Marina Salugta, Lilly Teofanova,Roy Salugta, John Luca Salugta, Andrea Teofanova and Allison Modasitas.

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Thursday 09/09/2010
What's coming up in Ocean City
Posted: September 09, 2010

One of the City’s most colorful events, the annual STREET ROD Show, is set for this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10 to 12. Street Rod owners from throughout the East Coast will display over 200 of their enhanced vehicles for the 36th time here.

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Music Pier crowed bedazzled by Ocean City Theatre Company's 'Anything Goes!"
Posted: September 09, 2010

A big crowd at the Music Pier on Sept. 5 was utterly bedazzled by the Ocean City Theatre Company production of “Anything Goes!”

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Strathmere Ensemble shows it has a lot to offer listeners
Posted: September 09, 2010

The Strathmere Ensemble had a very busy Labor Day weekend. The ensemble is largely made up of Julliard graduates and sounds like it. Music lovers have become aware of what the Strathmere Ensemble has to offer. The group performs excellent and eclectic programs in this area three times a year. Although the members spend the better part of the year in New York or Philadelphia, they have summer residence here and have achieved increasing notice locally. The members are John T. Kulowitch, director and double bass player; violinists Mitsuru Tsubota, Mineko Yajima and Mioi Takeda; Louise Schulman on viola; cellist Daire FitzGerald; percussionist Michael Hinton; Bill Zito on lute and guitar; and pianist Mike Leonard. The compliment of players changes from time to time.

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Wanda Kline is featured Red & White artist
Posted: September 09, 2010

Downtown Ocean City is offering more than a great shopping experience. Red & White Weekend, the OCHS All Class Reunion partnering with Downtown Ocean City, kick off the Second Annual Alumni Art Show where graduates of OCHS can display their work for all to enjoy while visiting the shopping district.

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It was a Roaring '20s good time at historical series' conclusion
Posted: September 09, 2010

A large and receptive audience gathered on Sept. 2 at the Cultural Community Center for the final lecture of the Historical Museum’s summer series. The final show was all about the popular music of the Roaring ‘20s, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Ocean City Tabernacle CEO Richard Stanislaw and his charming wife Becky led the crowd through a wonderland of 1920s tunes, both sentimental and silly.

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Hot outside, but hotter in the Music Pier with Barbone Street Jazz
Posted: September 09, 2010

It was the hottest Aug. 31 ever last Sunday, but the music inside the Music Pier was even hotter. The Barbone Street Jazz Band was back for the third Pops season in a row. The sizzling sextet returned by invitation, sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean City Pops, and though the orchestra wasn’t onstage, the band attracted a respectable crowd. Many in the audience were back because they recalled what a good tiem they had in the band’s previous visits. The Barbone bunch have gained a marvelous reputation in their own right and are all around entertainers.

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