An underwater demolition team set charges earlier this week on one of the remaining parts of the old Beesleys Point bridge that used to connect Somers Point and Upper Township via Route 9. This morning, Friday, Nov. 18, about 11:20 a.m., after tugs put down extra protective barriers under the water for catch debris, and the area was cleared of fishing boats, the explosives were set off. In the video by Sentinel staff member David Nahan, the small concrete remains atop the water are visible before the blast and are gone afterwards. The water appeared to rise more than 45 feet into the air.
Robert (Deano/Bob/Bobby) Dean, age 61, passed away at Shore Medical Center on August 10, 2019. Born at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, on July 2, 1958, Deano grew up in Ocean City, attended St. Augustine School and Ocean City High School. He moved to Dana Point, CA with his parents, and graduated from Dana Point High School. Deano is survived by his daughter, Carly Dean, his partner, Ruth Beal, his siblings Sheila (Robert Schoelkopf) and Michael Dean (Hoang), his nieces and nephews Joshua Dean (Krystle), Tori Dean (Collin Dennis), and Bill Dean. He was preceded in death by his brother John P. Dean III and his parents John P. Dean, Jr. and Marie Baumgartner Dean, all formerly of Ocean City.
OCEAN CITY – A bolt of lightning set fire to a beachfront umbrella and chair concession stand at 13th Street on Wednesday afternoon, destroying its contents and terrifying some witnesses.
OCEAN CITY – Natalie Argento, a rising sophomore at Ocean City High School, was shocked Saturday night when she was called to the front of the stage three times for winning three preliminary awards at the 2020 Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant.
GALLOAY TOWNSHIP — Richard Spurlock, banquet and catering chef at JD’s Pub & Grille in Smithville, is a North East Region winner in the 2019 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice.
I love gardenias. Whenever I pass the hardy gardenia plants in the nursery, I have to stop to smell them. They are truly one of my favorite scents. I have a beautiful bloom on my kitchen table right now.
OCEAN CITY – Guests on the city’s Boardwalk will have a new $690,537 restroom facility at Sixth Street when nature calls.
SOMERS POINT — A resurgence of sorts is afoot in the southern end of Bay Avenue, with the owner of one long-stalled restaurant about to propose a new, smaller concept and another changing themes.
OCEAN CITY – Aggressive gulls swarm the Boardwalk and beach, dive-bomb unsuspecting humans and snatch pizza, French fries or funnel cake.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The first in what is hoped to become an annual event, the Jeff Michner Memorial Golf Tournament, will be Sept. 2 at the Stone Harbor Golf Club, 905 Rt. 9, Cape May Court House.