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Donald Wittkowski


Ocean City Savors Last Big Weekend of Summer

Labor Day is traditionally summer’s swan song at the Jersey Shore. With the parents heading back to work and the kids having to start school next week, everyone seems determined to sneak in just a few more days of rest and relaxation in Ocean City.

American Legion Salutes Military Vet With Free Vacation in O.C.

Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will welcome another service member to “America’s Favorite Family Resort” on Sunday, Sept. 9, when it hosts Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bobby Raditz, his wife Erika and 1-year old daughter Emma for a week’s vacation, courtesy of the organization’s Rest and Relaxation Program. The Raditz family, residents of Mays Landing, will be honored during a lunchtime welcoming ceremony at Post 524, following a police and fire department motorcade and an escort into town by the Legion Riders.

Mayor’s Update: Aug. 31

In his weekly message, Mayor Jay Gillian explains why Ocean City is looking to buy nearly a block of privately owned land for $9 million. He also gives details on the next areas that will be dredged along the back bays.

Ocean City’s Historic Life-Saving Station Enters Next Phase of Restoration

Up to this point, the transformation of Ocean City’s Life-Saving Station into a “living museum” has focused on renovations to the building and stocking it with historic artifacts to recreate its early 20th century heyday. Now, the multi-year restoration project shifts outside the building to give the storm-battered grounds some touch-up work that will improve the aesthetics of the property at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue.

North End Drainage Project Update for Week of Sept. 4

Ocean City has released the latest update on a $7.9 million drainage project designed to ease nuisance flooding in the north end of town in a 20-block area between Second and Eighth streets from West Avenue to the bay. Details follow.

Ocean City Bike Riders Passionate About Pedal Power

When you are a bike rider living or vacationing in a city deemed one of America’s “most bikeable,” well, your bike is a very important and personal thing. An unofficial and random survey of Ocean City riders on a recent weekday morning proved that to be the case.

Ocean City’s Shiloh Baptist Church Honors its 97-Year-Old “Mother”

Among the parishioners at Shiloh Baptist Church, she is affectionately known as Miss Moore or Mother Moore. Both her age and the deep respect shown to her by church members have made 97-year-old Juanita Moore the spiritual mother of Shiloh Baptist, one of Ocean City’s oldest houses of worship.

Ocean City’s Green Fair Shows Off Seashore Marine Life

Ocean City held its annual Green Fair on Friday, an environmental forum that touches on an array of topics about the Jersey Shore and its diverse eco-system. One of the highlights was petting some of the animals and marine life on exhibit at fair...

One of Ocean City’s Historic Buildings to Get Makeover

Ocean City's historic Bayside Center, once the home of wealthy families, is getting some TLC. The next phase in the upkeep of the century-old property is a new roof and gutter work.

They’ll be “Singin’ In The Rain” at Ocean City Music Pier...

The Ocean City Theatre Company’s Junior Company will present Singin’ In The Rain Jr. on Aug. 24th and 25th at the Ocean City Music Pier. Show times are 7:30 p.m. This fully staged production will feature a cast of select fifth to eighth grade students from across the Delaware Valley.