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Donald Wittkowski


For Great Entertainment in Ocean City, Look “Under the Streetlamp”

Under the Streetlamp, one of the most popular groups to perform Doo Wop, early Rock 'n' Roll and Motown, will appear with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra at the Music Pier this Saturday and Sunday, with both shows starting at 7:30 p.m. The group’s repertoire includes favorite songs from the Drifters, Beach Boys, Beatles, Motown and a medley of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits, just to name a sampling.

Fresh Fruits and Veggies … in Ocean City

Ocean City's popular Farmers Market closes out another successful summer season. Local residents and tourists are able to buy what one South Jersey farmer calls "super-fresh" produce at the market.

Mays Landing’s “Night of Lights” Boat Parade Sets Sail Sept. 8

The Mays Landing Yacht Club is hosting the "Night of Lights" boat parade and house decoration event on Saturday evening, Sept. 8. All area boat owners are welcome to participate. It will start at the bulkhead in Mays Landing adjacent to the Inn at Sugar Hill at 7 p.m.

Ocean City’s Guarded Beaches Through Sept. 16

Starting on Tuesday, there will be lifeguard protection at eight Ocean City beaches through Sunday, Sept. 16. Details follow.

Once-a-Week Trash Collection Begins Sept. 10

Ocean City’s off-season schedule for trash and recycling pickup begins on Monday, Sept. 10. The new schedule moves from twice-a-week to once-a-week. Details follow.

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.