• September 15, 2019

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Jones’ tribute to rock, soul greats includes Miss Americas

OCEAN CITY — Saturday night was very much alive at the Music Pier as “American Idol” finalist LaKisha Jones brought her high style and indefatigable command to 13 solid rock standards. Not only did the audience dance and sing with her, but even some Ocean City Pops classical musicians were lip-syncing and swaying along.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
REVIEW: Jonathan Kreamer conducts Ocean City Pops through ‘A Star is Born’
Posted: September 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Sunday night, Scott Coulter returned with Ocean City Pops guest conductor Jonathan Kreamer for a nostalgic survey of star-studded music, all of it connected to various remakes of “A Star is Born.”   

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Tuesday 09/03/2019
These tips can help caregivers deal with Alzheimer’s disease
Posted: September 03, 2019

If you are caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you know how stressful and emotionally taxing your position can be. Due to its progressive nature, your loved one is going to become more and more dependent on your care, so it’s important you have a strong support network for yourself and other family caregivers.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
Ocean City Pops orchestra tours the world without leaving the Music Pier
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Sunday night the Ocean City Pops with guest conductor Adam Boyles sampled music from around the globe.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
It’s All Systems Go for an ‘intimate’ concert on Ocean City Boardwalk
Posted: August 21, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Boardwalk doesn’t seem like the setting for an intimate acoustic concert, but you might be surprised.

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Ocean City Pops has more concerts, special guests this season
Posted: August 21, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Now in its 91st season, the Ocean City Pops is mixing it up with a wide variety of musical talents this summer. The local orchestra performs twice-weekly at the historic Ocean City Music Pier, and the remainder of the 2019 season promises something for everybody.

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
Linwood marks National Night Out
Posted: August 14, 2019

The Linwood Police Department and city of Linwood hosted National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 6, at All Wars Memorial Field. Children were treated to free food and games, a police K-9 demonstration and a visit from a helicopter, while adults perused the tables set up by various service agencies and local organizations.

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Young thespians cool off summer with ‘Frozen, Jr.’
Updated: August 14, 2019 - 11:20 am

LINWOOD — The Somers Point School District is generating a blast of cool weather during the height of summer with several performances of Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.”

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‘Mobsters and Jazz’ tribute at Josie Kelly’s
Posted: August 14, 2019

SOMERS POINT — The South Jersey Jazz Society’s Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band and its tribute “Mobsters and Jazz” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Josie Kelly’s Public House, 908 Shore Road in Somers Point. 

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‘Inspired by Frida Kahlo’ opening Aug. 23 at NNS
Posted: August 14, 2019

LINWOOD — Nashville North Studios will present its end-of-summer group exhibit, “Inspired by Frida Kahlo,” and solo exhibit by Northfield resident Joe Rha beginning Aug. 23 with its Fourth Friday Art & Music Reception.

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‘The Tony Mart Experience’ Aug. 27 at Gateway Playhouse
Posted: August 14, 2019

SOMERS POINT – The Somers Point Historical Museum is sponsoring “The Tony Mart Experience” at the Gateway Playhouse Aug. 27.

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Little Miss Ocean City said a conversation in a car pool led her to the title
Posted: August 14, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ten-year-old Stevie Wright’s journey to be Little Miss Ocean City started with a conversation in a dance carpool.

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Eleven contestants seek title of Miss Ocean City 2020 at the Music Pier
Updated: August 14, 2019 - 7:32 am
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Mary Grace Jamison crowned Miss Ocean City
Posted: August 14, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Mary Grace Jamison is a dancer who couldn’t perform for the past three years. She was sidelined because of her juvenile idiopathic arthritis and operations for bone deterioration and to remove bone chips.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
Dig provides look back at Upper Township's past
Posted: August 07, 2019

PETERSBURG — There’s a time machine in the Upper Cape branch of the Cape May County Library, next to the water fountain to the right of the paperback room. It’s not deep blue or bigger on the inside, but a look at the glass display case can offer a glimpse into the distant past.

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11-year-old pro skateboarder Sky Brown to lead Ocean City Baby Parade
Posted: August 07, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Baby Parade returns to the Boardwalk for the 110th time at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

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Megan Keenan has adored representing her home town as Miss Ocean City
Posted: August 07, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan is wrapping up a year that included riding in a boat in Miss Night in Venice, marching into the ocean to welcome the start of summer, and a freckle contest.

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Upper Township beach patrol training future lifeguard candidates
Posted: August 07, 2019

STRATHMERE — Joe O’Neil, an Upper Township Beach Patrol lieutenant, estimated that of the patrol’s 35 lifeguards, 11 of them are former Junior Guards.

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
Bill’s Canvas Shop has residential, commercial clients covered
Updated: July 31, 2019 - 1:05 pm

WOODBINE — John and Grace DiPompeo love serving a wide range of customers at their custom canvas store, Bill’s Canvas Shop at 419 Madison Ave. in Woodbine.

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The Zombies coming to Ocean City Aug. 19
Updated: July 31, 2019 - 10:21 am

OCEAN CITY – Newly-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Zombies are coming to the Music Pier Aug. 19.

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Nearly 60 artists at weekend’s Boardwalk Art Show
Posted: July 31, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Scores of artists will display handcrafted paintings, mixed-media pieces, photography and jewelry steps away from the beach this weekend for the 57th annual Boardwalk Art Show.

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Fun Runs a summer ritual in resort
Posted: July 31, 2019

OCEAN CITY – In several decades of free summer Fun Runs, Mike Givens, a longtime volunteer, has seen state champion runners, cross country teams that traveled from Pennsylvania to participate, and children start a longtime love of running.

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
OCTC version of ‘Wedding Singer’ love story with a twist
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — “The Wedding Singer,” a musical based on the movie of the same name, is a love story with ’80s celebrity impersonators, music of that decade and the comedy of Adam Sandler. 

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16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest
Posted: July 24, 2019

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation held the 16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest in Ocean City on Friday, July 19, one of several fundraising events the foundation holds in Ocean City. The 4th Annual Slide for Amyloidosis and Taste of Ocean City were held July 19.  The annual Chip Miller Skate Fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 27. 

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Anderson of Yes brings unique style to Music Pier
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Former Yes frontman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson is scheduled to play Monday, July 29, at the Music Pier.

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Registration open for 110th annual Ocean City Baby Parade on Aug. 8
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Baby Parade returns for the 110th time Thursday, Aug. 8.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Ocean City announces winners of NIV boat and home decorations
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City announced the 2019 Night in Venice contest winners. 

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Chip Miller Surf Fest raises funds, awareness of Amyloidosis
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Catching waves, kicking back with friends and making kids smile: the Chip Miller Surf Fest was started to honor Chip Miller’s memory in exactly this way. 

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O.C. Pops opens season in patriotic fashion
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Pops Orchestra opened the season with what was aptly titled “A Star-Spangled Spectacular!”

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Night In Venice takes over resort
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – About 70 boats filled with lights, decorations, and guests in costumes of all sorts took to Ocean City’s bays and lagoons Saturday, July 13, for the 65th annual Night in Venice boat parade.

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
Ocean City offers a guide to Night In Venice on Saturday night
Posted: July 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City will celebrate the 65th anniversary of Night in Venice at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13. 

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Parasail, Pirate Voyages crews rescue sea turtle
Posted: July 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Crews from two local watersports companies assisted a rescue organization in the recovery of an injured sea turtle late last month.

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Farmers Market brings many merchants together in one spot in resort
Posted: July 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Shoppers will find fresh produce, crafts, jewelry, clothing, art, decor and almost anything else during the weekly Ocean City Farmers Market on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Monday 07/08/2019
Dead whale washes ashore in Strathmere, buried on the beach
Updated: July 08, 2019 - 5:06 pm

STRATHMERE — Public works crews in June buried a massive humpback whale that washed up on the beach near the center of town.

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Mama Mia’s reopens at new location in Marmora
Posted: July 08, 2019

MARMORA — Mama Mia’s has a new home in Marmora.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
Victor Wainwright and The Train to perform June 28 in Somers Point
Posted: June 27, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Hot on the heels of his nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards, the “Piana from Savannah” Victor Wainwright and the Train head out for their summer tour with a local performance at Somers Point’s free Beach Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28.

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Wednesday 06/26/2019
Inaugural Bayside Family Day in Ocean City
Posted: June 26, 2019

OCEAN CITY – On Saturday, June 22, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the back bay merchants of Bay Avenue hosted the first of what is hoped to be an annual Bayside Family Day.

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Tribute to Springsteen Saturday benefits American Legion Post 524
Posted: June 26, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Summer has officially arrived, and that means Ocean City’s busy calendar of beach, boardwalk and downtown events is underway. The Ocean City Music Pier also will come to life with the Summer Concert Series underway and a Springsteen tribute and Broadway celebration on tap.

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Learning to surf, protect the beaches
Posted: June 26, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Children learned to surf and protect local beaches last week as part of an International Surfing Day celebration.

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Ocean City Fishing Club hosts NJ WAVE guests, offering a taste of fishing
Posted: June 26, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Anticipation ran high for the special guests at Ocean City Fishing Club’s pier last week as campers with New Jersey WAVE waited for a fish to strike. And when the first one was reeled in, the excitement was contagious. Smiles spread quickly through the group along with shouts, “He got one!”

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Teen’s Eagle Scout project helps out Ocean City Skateboard Park
Posted: June 26, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ricky Hardin has used the Ocean City Skateboard Park since it opened about four years ago.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2019
Posted: June 19, 2019

OCEAN CITY – In four years, member of the Ocean City High School Class of 2019 won Mid Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards for student broadcasts, founded charities, and started businesses, according to the high school graduation’s two student speakers, Nora Faverzani and Peter Horowitz.

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Somers Pt. will celebrate summer with annual beach concert series
Posted: June 19, 2019

SOMERS POINT — With 14 concerts, 20 groups and guest stars and 10 multiple award-winning international recording artists, the AtlantiCare Concerts on the Beach in Somers Point are among the most amazing small-town concert series in the country. 

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Education commissioner tells OCHS grads to uses their voices, persevere
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 9:51 am

OCEAN CITY – Use your voice and persevere.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
UTBA names Teresa D’s an outstanding business
Posted: June 12, 2019

OCEAN VIEW — Teresa Doughten brings 30 to 40 years of experience with her as owner of Teresa D’s Bruncheonette, which has been named an outstanding business by the Upper Township Business Association. 

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Somers Point to celebrate Art in the Park
Posted: June 12, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Participate in a collaborative painting project, watch people build a cardboard building large enough for children to go inside and view an outdoor art exhibit this weekend during the annual Art in the Park.

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Annual crab tournament returning to Somers Point
Posted: June 12, 2019

SOMERS POINT — The 10th annual Assault on Patcong Creek, a Somers Point-based crabbing tournament that draws hundreds of participants and about 1,500 people to its annual tournament after-party, returns to area waters this month.

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Families pack meeting room as committee honors youths
Posted: June 12, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Parents, family, friends and young athletes packed the Township Committee meeting room Tuesday, May 28, for a special presentation from the governing body to members of the Green Hornet Wrestling Team, the 2018/19 South Jersey Youth Wrestling League champs.

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Upper Township, Ocean City youngsters tops in Rotary Club spelling bee
Posted: June 12, 2019

OCEAN CITY – After about an hour and a half of spelling, it came down to one word, “bachelor,” for 9-year-old Hayden Tarves.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
Traveling dog-washers benefit Humane Society
Posted: June 05, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) partnered with the founder of HydroDog, who traveled the United States in an RV with his family to benefit animal rescues and promote animal adoption, for its first Doggie Dip and Bathe to Save fundraiser.

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