• March 18, 2019

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Comedy for a Cause March 23

SOMERS POINT — Comedians Brad Trackman and Michael Brooks are teaming up with the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation for a night of laughs to benefit people with the disease. 

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
Project Prom ‘magical night’ for everyone involved
Posted: March 13, 2019

NORTHFIELD — “We need prom-appropriate dresses, but also handbags and jewelry,” said Rene Kane, organizer of Project Prom Atlantic County. “We are collecting up until the end of March.”

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Entertaining, upbeat ‘42nd Street’ will get toes tapping at Mainland
Posted: March 13, 2019

LINWOOD — The upbeat energy of 1930s showmanship and iconic songs come to Mainland Regional High School this week during the school’s production of “42nd Street.”

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Upper Township Business Association launches inaugural restaurant week March 24
Updated: March 15, 2019 - 5:01 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Lusting after a lobster salad dinner or craving chicken pot pie?

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Girls Weekend with shopping, fashion show coming up on April 5-7
Posted: March 13, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The fourth annual Girls Weekend April 5-7 will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore early in the season. 

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‘Authenticity and the Female Leader’
Posted: March 13, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Local college professors, entrepreneurs, educational and business leaders, and politicians talked work/life balance and gender equality in the workplace last week at the 14th annual Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference.

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Wednesday 03/06/2019
Linwood School District holds Multicultural Fair
Posted: March 06, 2019

The Linwood School District celebrated racial diversity with its 2nd annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, Feb. 28. Students and their families set up displays to share their culture with others.

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Off to see the wizard
Updated: March 06, 2019 - 10:39 am

The Country Shore Women’s Club presented its 37th annual production for children, ‘The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition,’ from Feb. 28 to March 3 at Upper Township Elementary School. The group’s plays benefit student scholarships and awards, as well as organizations in Cape May County. 

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Eagles’ Darren Sproles, Phillies’ Matt Stairs coming to O.C. show
Posted: March 06, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Two players who helped bring championship rings to Philadelphia will be part of the second annual Sports Memorabilia Show March 30 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Philadelphia Eagles star Darren Sproles and former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions at the show.

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Drama Guild hosts ‘Broadway Brunch’ for scholarships
Posted: March 06, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Ocean City High School students sang, danced, played instruments and helped organize a fundraiser last week to help raise college scholarship money for their peers.

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Wednesday 02/27/2019
Linwood schools to celebrate diversity at Multicultural Fair
Posted: February 27, 2019

LINWOOD — Students and their parents and siblings will present displays on China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Poland, Zimbabwe and more during the Multicultural Fair at Belhaven Middle School.

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Friday 02/22/2019
Belhaven asks: Who is your one?
Updated: February 22, 2019 - 9:43 am
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Belhaven asks: Who is your one?
Updated: February 22, 2019 - 9:43 am

LINWOOD — Eighth-grader Campbell Reese spent part of her lunch Thursday filming other students testifying to the power of kindness for Belhaven Middle School’s Renaissance TV.

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Wednesday 02/20/2019
Ocean City students selected to send experiments to space station
Posted: February 20, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Three Ocean City High School students will conduct research this year on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 13.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Shore radiologist takes cancer care to a new height
Posted: February 13, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Jennifer Popa, a radiation therapist at Shore Cancer Center, was ready for a big adventure last year to celebrate her 40th birthday. She set her goal high — 17,600 feet high to be exact — as she flew across the globe to Nepal with her sights set on climbing to the Mt. Everest base camp.

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The Arts Reach Out to Somers Point kids
Posted: February 13, 2019

SOMERS POINT — The Somers Point Arts Commission will kick off The Arts Live in Somers Point, its 2019 year of programs, projects and events, during its first event of the new year, Love the Arts in Somers Point.

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Wednesday 01/30/2019
Branches gives homeless hope
Posted: January 30, 2019

RIO GRANDE — Last week residents of Cape May County experienced Mother Nature’s first blast of winter, and for some it was much worse than for others.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
World War II veteran Neill celebrates 100th birthday
Posted: January 23, 2019

ERMA — James D. Neill has seen a lot of birthday cakes in his lifetime. When staff from Angelic Healthcare presented him with a cake on the occasion of his 100th birthday Jan. 18 in his home, it may have been at least the 99th cake with candles presented in his honor.

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‘I Dream of Jeannie Star’ Barbara Eden to lead 2019 Doo Dah Parade
Posted: January 23, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Barbara Eden will be grand marshal for the 2019 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 13 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant.

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Wednesday 01/16/2019
Coast Guard families need a lifeline
Updated: January 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm

CAPE MAY — Coast Guard personnel at Training Center Cape May (TRACEN) were expecting they would not receive a paycheck Jan. 15 due to the federal government’s partial shutdown.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Updated: January 09, 2019 - 10:10 am

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.

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First Dip almost like a spring day on Jan. 1
Posted: January 09, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Jan. 1 marked about the 14th time that Joe Ricciardi spent part of his New Year’s Day dressed in a wet Batman costume on a beach in Ocean City.

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Wednesday 12/26/2018
Colony Club of Ocean City honors veteran, her children, at Warrior Dinner
Posted: December 26, 2018

OCEAN CITY – What was a holiday party for a local civic club is now an evening that honors a local veteran for their service.

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Wednesday 12/19/2018
Island, mainland food pantries feed the hungry
Posted: December 19, 2018

OCEAN CITY – The winter months, when many seasonal workers are without jobs, are a busy time of year for the Ocean City Community Food Cupboard.

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Amnesty chapter speakers discuss plight of Uyghurs
Posted: December 19, 2018

OCEAN CITY – Two speakers at an Amnesty International Cape May Chapter event, an organization whose members campaign against human rights abuses, described how more than one million Uyghurs are in detention camps.

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Wednesday 12/12/2018
Local artist illustrates children’s Christmas book
Updated: December 12, 2018 - 11:46 am

SOMERS POINT — At Chartertech High School for the Performing Arts, even the assistant business manager is a talented artist.

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‘Pair of Dice Lost’ an illustrated poetry collection
Posted: December 12, 2018

OCEAN CITY – It was never difficult to see Mark Soifer’s sense of humor when he was the director of public relations for America’s Greatest Family Resort. From bringing the Doo Dah Parade, a hermit crab beauty contest and Mr. Mature America to Ocean City, there was always something fun that made him smile as much as the people who came to the events.

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Wednesday 12/05/2018
The Spirit of OCHS Marching Band ‘18
Posted: December 05, 2018

OCEAN CITY – The Spirit of Ocean City High School Marching Band is the community’s soundtrack.

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
Downtown wants to keep up the holiday bargains
Posted: November 28, 2018

OCEAN CITY – The shopping season descended upon Ocean City this past week with Black Friday sales and events. Even Santa Claus made an appearance.

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Ocean City: Beach tags make nice holiday gifts
Posted: November 28, 2018

OCEAN CITY – Beach tags, those wafer-thin plastic strips decorated with nautical themes that grant access to Ocean City’s beaches, are for sale in time for the holidays.

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Is legalization a common good or the end of humanity?
Posted: November 28, 2018

On Monday, committees from the Senate and Assembly advanced legislation legalizing possession and use of cannabis. The full legislature will vote on the bills at a later date, setting the stage for more debate and discussion on whether New Jersey will join ten states in legalizing recreational marijuana.

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OCHS Drama Guild stages classic this week at PAC
Updated: November 28, 2018 - 10:25 am

OCEAN CITY – “Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen’s novel of independence, character and bucking social conventions, will be staged by the Ocean City High School Drama Guild this week.

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Wednesday 11/21/2018
Big turnout for Community Night, billed this year as kickoff to season
Posted: November 21, 2018

UPPER TOWNSHIP — With pizza, soda and a gymnasium full of tables, many offering free candy, things were looking good for the kids attending this year’s Community Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Upper Township Elementary School.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
‘Tune in to Murder’ a mystery on stage at Mainland Regional
Posted: November 14, 2018

LINWOOD — A whodunit with witty one-liners, self-obsessed celebrities and a surprise ending are all part of the Mainland Regional High School Drama Club’s production of “Tune In To Murder.”

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Christmas Mart Friday, Saturday in Somers Point
Posted: November 14, 2018

SOMERS POINT — Volunteers have spent more than 10,500 hours making about 5,400 handmade pins to help raise money for local charities.

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Ocean City Restaurant Association raises $10,500 for local charities
Posted: November 14, 2018

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Restaurant Association (OCRA) hosted its third annual Chili/Chowder Festival Oct. 14 at the Music Pier.

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‘Earlier Than The Bird’ kicks off shopping season downtown Saturday
Posted: November 14, 2018

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s holiday celebrations begin “Earlier Than the Bird” on Saturday, Nov. 17. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Jump-start your holiday shopping and shop in your pajamas for early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street. 

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Council repeals bond ordinance
Posted: November 14, 2018

OCEAN CITY – Council introduced an ordinance Nov. 8 that would repeal a bond ordinance financing the acquisition of a portion of the former Ocean City Chevrolet property after a citizen-led petition drive succeeded to put the issue towards a public referendum.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Watershed ambassador visiting environmental boards
Posted: November 07, 2018

SWAINTON — What exactly is a watershed ambassador? It’s not someone who sells backyard fountains or toolsheds. AmeriCorps placed watershed ambassadors in 20 New Jersey counties to raise awareness of water conservation.

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Linwood teen earns prestigious award
Posted: November 07, 2018

LINWOOD — Michael Mucciarone, a 2017 graduate of Mainland Regional High School and a sophomore at Norwich University, has his sights set on a career in the military.

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$1.1 million ladder truck
Posted: November 07, 2018

OCEAN CITY – A $1.1 million aerial ladder truck arrived at Ocean City Fire Department’s headquarters a year after it was ordered.

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
Not ready to pour a pint
Posted: October 24, 2018

SOMERS POINT — Somers Point Brewing Co. can sell you a T-shirt right now, but thirsty beer fans will have to wait a little longer for that first refreshing pint from the SoPo crew.

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Raider Ready
Posted: October 24, 2018

OCEAN CITY – The first day of kindergarten, which in some cases is a child’s first time in school, can be filled with trepidation for students and their parents.

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Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes in Upper Township
Posted: October 24, 2018

MARMORA — Habitat for Humanity is about to break ground on a new home in the Marmora section of Upper Township for a single mother and her young son.

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Ocean City’s big Halloween Parade is Oct. 25
Posted: October 17, 2018

OCEAN CITY – Each year, on a dark night just before Halloween, Ocean City’s Asbury Avenue is invaded by zombies, superheroes and other costumed fun-seekers for a parade full of fall fun.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
Muscle cars, vintage boats fuel Horsepower by the Bay
Posted: October 10, 2018

SOMERS POINT — More than 300 cars and boats, from the 1920s to modern muscle cars, will be on display at the 4th annual Horsepower by the Bay car and boat show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Shore Medical Center parking lot at Harbor Lane and Bay Avenue in Somers Point.

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UTBA schedules Community Night
Posted: October 10, 2018

MARMORA — The holiday shopping season officially opens Wednesday, Nov. 14, when the Upper Township Business Association presents its 7th annual Community Night. 

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County creates Waste Wizard, phone app
Posted: October 10, 2018

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) recently launched Waste Wizard, an online information center that provides answers to questions about what items are recyclable. 

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Fundraiser kicks off Somers Mansion restoration effort
Posted: October 10, 2018

By KRISTEN KELLEHER

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Lighthouse Challenge set for Oct. 20-21
Posted: October 10, 2018

CAPE MAY — Lighthouses and select museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21.

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