• April 7, 2020

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Colony Club marks 70 years with fashion show, luncheon March 28

OCEAN CITY – In 1950, the newly formed Colony Club of Ocean City advocated for fluoride in the city’s drinking water and fundraised for student scholarships.

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Wednesday 03/04/2020
Black History Month events at Northfield library
Posted: March 04, 2020

Poets, performers and community leaders participated in a Read-In on Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield as part of the library’s Black History Month programming. Pictured above is the Highest Praise Gospel Choir from Stockton University. Below, clockwise from left, is Zhamirah Luna, who advocated for more Black History Month events at her school; author J. Nicole Jones, Sharae Mayssonnett, a library assistant and the event’s organizer; and Ty Lewis, an artist and performer.

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One-day sale at Flanders Hotel is ‘an early sample of summer’ in Ocean City
Posted: March 04, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel, 11th Street and Boardwalk.

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Wednesday 02/26/2020
Wrongfully convicted, man spent 30 years on death row
Posted: February 26, 2020

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — In a packed auditorium full of community stakeholders, elected officials, parents and youth, author Anthony Ray Hinton told his story of living on death row for 30 years for a crime he did not commit, a story also told in the best-seller “The Sun Does Shine.”

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Woman documenting history of resort’s African-American community
Posted: February 26, 2020

OCEAN CITY – For Loretta Thompson Harris, the envelope held all the answers.

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Wednesday 02/19/2020
USAF Heritage Brass band free concert March 15
Posted: February 19, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Professional musicians who have performed for television appearances and at funerals at Arlington National Cemetery will perform a free concert of patriotic music, Broadway standards, and jazz, in Ocean City.

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Wednesday 02/12/2020
Boardwalk, downtown merchants team up for ‘Market Madness’
Posted: February 12, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. 

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Wednesday 01/29/2020
Area students perform in vocal showcase
Posted: January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — After anxiety-filled auditions and months of preparation, nine area students took part in the 62nd annual South Jersey High School Choral Festival on Jan. 25-26 in the Investors Bank Performing Arts Center at Washington Township High School.

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OCIS presents ‘Disney: The Lion King Jr.’
Posted: January 29, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Intermediate School presents “Disney: The Lion King Jr., ” the animated hit movie musical at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. 

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Tickets to go on sale for Broadway Series, Children’s Series summer shows
Posted: January 29, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Tickets for two popular summer theater series in Ocean City will go on sale starting 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3.

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: January 22, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Barry Williams, who starred as Greg Brady in the classic sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” will be grand marshal of the 2020 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 18 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant.

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
MLK Events are Monday in Ocean City: ceremony, dinner, clean-up
Posted: January 15, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 20: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.

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Political career allows MRHS grad to help others
Posted: January 15, 2020

CAMDEN — Brittany O’Neill is riding a wave of euphoria following November’s successful 1st District legislative campaigns, but her outlook was not always so rosy.

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
Colony Club honors a Wounded Warrior
Posted: January 08, 2020

OCEAN CITY – John Sheaffer, a combat veteran involved with a service dog training organization in Atlantic County, was “blown away” by the generosity a local civic organization showed to him and his family for the holidays.

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Sindia reached its watery grave Dec. 15, 1901
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 8:18 am

OCEAN CITY — At 3 a.m. Dec. 15, 1901, the Sindia, a 329-foot, four-masted sailing barque owned by John D. Rockefeller, was 300 feet from shore off 17th Street in Ocean City. 

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Grateful for the music
Updated: January 13, 2020 - 4:38 pm

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City native Michael Morrow has toured the country for decades recreating the live Grateful Dead experience with the Pure Jerry band.

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
Take what you need, leave what you can in Tuckahoe
Posted: December 18, 2019

TUCKAHOE — Near the shoulder of Route 49, just in front of Tuckahoe United Methodist Church, a tiny pantry stands stocked with canned food, rice mixes and toiletries.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Train show brings out engineer in young, old
Posted: December 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Adults who spent their childhoods enamored with model trains shared their hobby with children and other model-train enthusiasts last weekend at the Ocean City Music Pier.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
Christmas Parade Friday evening in Ocean City; more holiday events
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter.

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Deaf ‘Dancing With the Stars’ star: ‘I always felt normal’
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Nyle DiMarco, of “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing With the Stars,” grew up deaf in an environment he described as a utopia.

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OCHS Drama Guild presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Production is Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Hughes Performing Arts Center
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 7:47 am

OCEAN CITY – “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a story about the value each person offers, comes to Ocean City this week.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
Upper Township welcomes season at annual tree lighting
Posted: November 27, 2019

PETERSBURG — Families crowded the sidewalk and parking area in front of Township Hall for the annual tree lighting Monday.

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A December to remember in Somers Point
Updated: November 27, 2019 - 7:42 am

SOMERS POINT — A perfect flurry of holiday activities is happening in Somers Point this December, including a Christmas parade, tree lightings, a zany take on the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” and seasonal jazz.

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
Earlier Than the Bird shopping celebration is downtown this Saturday
Posted: November 20, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The early forecast calls for clear weather on Saturday – ideal conditions to kick off the holiday season along downtown Asbury Avenue. In Ocean City, that means shopping in your pajamas for the Earlier Than the Bird celebration. 

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Students evoke memories of their towns during MRHS production of ‘Our Town’
Posted: November 20, 2019

LINWOOD — Audiences can find the beauty in the mundane during Mainland Regional High School’s production of “Our Town” this week. 

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Carrie Merritt is 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’
Posted: November 13, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Primary school teacher, personal trainer, volunteer, and educational leader Carrie Merritt was announced as the 2019 Citizen of the Year.

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Veterans Day: Marine recounts experience, readjusting
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 8:56 am

OCEAN CITY – Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ricky Arce has a bracelet that helps him remember four close friends he served with in Afghanistan.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
Mainland Marching Mustangs are Atlantic Coast champions
Posted: November 06, 2019

LINWOOD — The Mainland Regional High School Marching Mustangs accomplished a lot of goals this season, but none greater than winning the Atlantic Coast Championships with a school-record 95.54 points Saturday, Nov. 2, at Central Dauphin Stadium near Harrisburg, Pa.

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Northfield resident to ride on Police Unity Tour
Posted: November 06, 2019

NORTHFIELD — City resident Paul Leidy is preparing to participate in the annual Police Unity Tour starting May 9 in Morris County, but first he has to raise one thing and lower another.

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Marmora Dental will treat vets free
Posted: November 06, 2019

MARMORA — Marmora Family Dental will be filled with veterans Saturday, Nov. 9, when a number of dentists, assistants and hygienists will be offering free services to those who fought for the nation’s freedom. 

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Belhaven runners take first place at championship
Posted: October 30, 2019

EGG HARBOR CITY — Linwood’s Belhaven Middle School boys and girls cross country teams took first place in the Atlantic Cape Junior High School Championship on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Cedar Creek High School, where more than 18 schools and 280 middle school runners from Atlantic and Cape May counties competed. 

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Upper Township resident donates supplies to primary school
Posted: October 30, 2019

PETERSBURG — Every classroom in the Upper Township Primary School will receive $50 for supplies or whatever is needed through the generosity of a township resident.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
Students in production of Ocean City Theatre Co.’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Posted: October 23, 2019

OCEAN CITY – This fall, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) is excited to present “Little Shop of Horrors,” which is perfect for the spooky Halloween season.

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Ocean City Fire Department Open House
Posted: October 23, 2019

Community members were able to spray a fire hose, see a live burn demonstration, and see firefighters use the jaws of life to cut into a car on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Ocean City Fire Department’s Open House.  The Open House coincided with Fire Prevention Month, which is October.

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Ocean City High School Alumni Assoc. honors Susan Rumer Peifer, ‘dancing through life’
Posted: October 23, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Dancing her way through life is the best way to describe the 2019 Distinguished Ocean City High School Alumnus, Susan Peifer.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Somers Point nurse named Guardian Angel
Posted: October 16, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center has named nurse Malia Parohinog, of Somers Point, its October Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to patients. 

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Somers Point marks 30th anniversary of bayfront’s historic designation
Posted: October 16, 2019

SOMERS POINT — City Council recognized the 30th anniverseary of Somers Point’s Bayfront Historic District being listed on the state and national Register of Historic Places on Oct. 10.

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Free self-defense classes for women in Somers Point
Posted: October 16, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Thomas Lacovara, a founding member of Somers Point-Community First and a 4th-degree black belt, will teach women to be aware of their surroundings and to take charge of a situation in a free women’s self-defense class.

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
It’s a mistake to wait too long to seek hospice care
Updated: September 25, 2019 - 10:18 am

Hospice services are a valuable resource for people of all ages, but especially older adults and their loved ones, providing comfort, care and support through the final stages of life.

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Wednesday 09/18/2019
O.C. vet among honorees at A.C. 9/11 ceremony
Posted: September 18, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY – With solemn patriotic displays and gratitude, the community united for a remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at Jackson Avenue and the Boardwalk on Sept. 11. 

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Johns graduates from U.S. Air Force Academy
Posted: September 18, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jena Johns has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The graduate received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.     

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Atlantic Cape Community College 2019 Scholarships
Posted: September 18, 2019

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic Cape Community College held its 52nd Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony. The event included scholarship recipient and donor presentations, a donor reception and light refreshments. 

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COLLEGE NEWS
Posted: September 18, 2019

Epstein on Dean’s List

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UTES garden sprouting fruits, vegetables, curiosity
Posted: September 18, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — What was a mostly empty courtyard at the Upper Township Elementary School now is a space where students grow sunflowers and fresh peppers and where students sampled fresh strawberries at the end of the last school year.

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REVIEW: Ocean City Pops picks a great way to end the 2019 season
Posted: September 18, 2019

OCEAN CITY – On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Ocean City Pops guest conductor Vince Lee featured the orchestra itself and representative virtuoso instrumentalists, proof of why the total orchestra is so fine.   Tenor Cody Austin, who has appeared with the Pops for a dozen years, completed the sterling evening.  

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
Jones’ tribute to rock, soul greats includes Miss Americas
Posted: September 11, 2019

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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