• July 19, 2019

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Ocean City announces winners of NIV boat and home decorations

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

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
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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Garden Club of Ocean City hosts 47th annual Flower Show at Music Pier
Posted: June 05, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Music Pier was a botanical garden last weekend when about 575 plants and floral arrangements were displayed for the 47th annual Flower Show.

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Local students graduate from Atlantic Cape Community College
Posted: June 05, 2019

MAYS LANDING – More than 750 students received degrees from Atlantic Cape Community College on May 23, 2019. This year’s High Honors speaker was Tori Tomlin of Cape May Court House.The Honorable E. Marie Hayes, Cape May County Freeholder delivered the keynote address. Eight Distinguished Alumni were also recognized. The following local students earned degrees:

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Authors recount story of 1934 fire on Morro Castle
Posted: May 29, 2019

TUCKAHOE - In 1934, the S.S. Morro Castle cruise ship caught fire off of the coast of New Jersey and floated on to an Asbury Park beach.

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Upper honors the fallen on Memorial Day
Posted: May 29, 2019

OCEAN VIEW — Joseph Berk remembers returning to his bunk and breaking down after he learned that his friend and comrade-at-arms had been killed in action in the A Shau Valley in Vietnam.

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Keynote speaker at Ocean City Memorial Day ceremony
Updated: May 29, 2019 - 6:57 am

OCEAN CITY – Paying homage to those who died while serving their country, military veterans and spectators packed into the Ocean City Tabernacle for the city’s annual Memorial Day ceremony May 27.

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
Good manners result in reward for all involved
Posted: May 22, 2019

OCEAN CITY — For Keith Hartzell, the thick envelope postmarked from Maine he received at City Hall on May 17 was a complete surprise.

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United Methodist Women have passion for fashion
Posted: May 22, 2019

Volunteers modeled fashions from Sun Seekers and Collette on Saturday, May 18, at the St. Peter’s United Methodist Women Over the Rainbow Fashion Extravaganza and Luncheon.  The event was held at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point and benefits mission projects. The models included Rody Baron, Joanne Budnick, Angie Gerken, Melode Davis-Holland, Sue Jordan, Jill Kozakowskim, Ginny Oksten and Brittany Rusk. 

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Walk to End Gun Violence set June 8 in Somers Pt.
Posted: May 22, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Hundreds are expected to walk the Route 52 causeway bridge Saturday, June 8th, to call for an end to gun violence.

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Top four OCPS finishers get an ‘A’ in spelling bee
Posted: May 22, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Nine-year-old Edie Heywood wasn’t certain she would succeed during the Ocean City Primary School’s annual third grade spelling bee Monday, May 20.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
1956 Sentinel-Ledger reported visit by Princess Grace, Prince
Posted: May 15, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City has had its share of famous visitors over the years, but in the 1950s, no one was more beloved than Princess Grace Kelly, according to the Sept. 20, 1956 Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger.

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Martin Z. Mollusk sees his shadow on Saturday, predicts early summer
Updated: May 15, 2019 - 8:10 am

OCEAN CITY – Last Saturday had a brief period of sun, sandwiched between a dreary Friday and Sunday.

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Ocean City Arts Center pays tribute to David Hockney at June exhibit
Updated: May 15, 2019 - 7:37 am

OCEAN CITY  – Twenty-seven area painters will exhibit their unique interpretations of the work of David Hockney June 1-29 at the Ocean City Arts Center.

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Night in Venice boat parade to mark its 65th anniversary this summer
Posted: May 15, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Plans for a festive 65th anniversary celebration of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works. Tickets for Night in Venice weekend shows go on sale Thursday, May 16, and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is open.

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Wednesday 05/08/2019
Upper Twp. Middle School brings Dr. Seuss tales to life
Posted: May 08, 2019

PETERSBURG — The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss will come to life this week with the Upper Township Middle School Drama Club’s performances of “Seussical, Jr.”

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Rain Barrel Workshop scheduled for May 29
Posted: May 08, 2019

OCEAN VIEW — The Upper Township Sustainable Jersey Green Team has scheduled a Rain Barrel Workshop for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Upper Township Wellness Center, 1369 Stagecoach Road on Ocean View.

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Hellcat arrives at Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum
Posted: May 01, 2019

ERMA — A crew of volunteers anxiously awaited the arrival of the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum’s latest acquisition, an F6F-3 Hellcat, the U.S. Navy’s premier fighter of World War II.

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Author wants to change kids’ minds about bullying
Posted: May 01, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Barbara Gilmour wants kids to see that kindness is cool.

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Wednesday 04/24/2019
Annual egg hunt on the beach
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 11:38 am

On Saturday, April 20, kids searched Ocean City's beaches high and low for eggs, during the second of two Easter egg hunts held in Ocean City. The egg hunts included five age groups and more than 100,000 eggs. 

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Annual Easter finery contest
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 11:37 am

The Ocean City Easter Fashion Stroll took place on Sunday, April 21, in front of the Ocean City Music Pier. There were multiple categories for all various age groups and attires. The following are results from the Easter Fashion Stroll on the boardwalk at the Ocean City Music Pier on Sunday, April 21: Best Dressed Teen Male: Connor Fitzgerald, Bryn Mawr, Pa.;  Best Dressed Teen Female: Rebecca Kessler, Manahawkin;  Best Dressed Gentleman: Jack Devine, Ocean City, bottom right; Best Dressed Woman: Marie Campanile, Philadelphia, Pa.; Best Dressed Couple: Benjamin and McKenzie Merrifield, Somers Point; Most Unusual Bonnet: Lori Lawrence, Ocean City; Best Easter Bonnet: Sophia Colvin, Warren, Pa. 

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Ocean City man co-writes study on N-plant link to cancer
Posted: April 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City resident Joseph Mangano co-authored a study with physician Janette Sherman about the rise in cancer mortality near the Salem nuclear power plants.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Shore continues to bring the Noyes to Somers Point with its art exhibits
Posted: April 17, 2019

SOMERS POINT — A pink and blue sailboat in the atrium off the main lobby at Shore Medical Center is the latest piece from the Noyes Museum of Art on display at the local hospital. 

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Somers Point brewery opens to packed house
Posted: April 17, 2019

SOMERS POINT — “I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer,” intones Jim Morrison from the sound system just as the Somers Point Brewing Co. served its first paying customers Thursday, April 11.

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Wednesday 04/10/2019
Cosplayers enjoy what they do, find own fans
Posted: April 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Jamila Howard of Philadelphia remembers the first time she wore a superhero costume.

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‘Star Trek’ actor encourages audience members
Updated: April 10, 2019 - 10:38 am

OCEAN CITY – LeVar Burton spoke eloquently about his acting career and encouraged young writers to believe in themselves. 

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Everybody’s footloose at NCS
Posted: April 10, 2019

Northfield Community School presents ‘Footloose’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, through Saturday, April 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the school, 2000 New Road in Northfield. The cast includes 83 students.

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Grab a beret and head to Somers Pt. for April in Paris
Posted: April 10, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Spring in Somers Point means a dinner in a surprise location, poetry readings, a wine course and a French toast competition.

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