• November 14, 2019

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Carrie Merritt is 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’

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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Wednesday 11/13/2019
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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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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