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Ocean City Realtors Helping Needy Families With Winter Clothing Drive

The Ocean City Board of Realtors has started its annual "Warmth for Winter Coat, Blanket and Boot Drive" in which the realtors and other members of the community collect items for the needy. The clothing drive is organized by the Board of Realtors in cooperation with the Clothes Closet of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, an association of local churches that gives families in need some assistance. It runs through the week after Thanksgiving, but donations will continue to be accepted in December.

Ocean City Approves Shooting Island Restoration Plan

Ocean City awarded a $2.3 million contract to restore the badly eroded neighboring Shooting Island to turn it into a wildlife refuge, storm buffer and potential site for dredge materials. The nearly 150-acre island off Ocean City will be transformed into a “living shoreline” under a proposed project to rebuild it after decades of erosion. The contract, approved at a Nov. 8 City Council meeting, is with Charter Contracting Company of Boston, according to Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen.

Ocean City Chamber Honors Taleses with Citizen of the Year Award

Patty Talese told a crowded room at the historic Flanders Hotel Tuesday that a large part of the success of her and husband Jon’s Ocean City restaurant, Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro, she owes to the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Jay Gillian. The Taleses, of Ocean City, were the winners of the 2018 Citizens of the Year award and took their honors during the gala.

O.C. Honors Military With Veterans Day Ceremony

Thy Nguyen Cavagnaro fled her war-torn country of Vietnam in 1975. On Veterans Day, thousands of miles away from her homeland, she stood on the stage at the Ocean City Tabernacle to say how thankful she is to all of the veterans who fought so bravely for this country, but especially to the Vietnam veterans, who helped her and her family so long ago, all in the name of freedom.

Election Day, Time to Cast Your Vote

On Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to choose representatives to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Ocean City Board of Education. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ocean City Festival Helps Families Enjoy Quiet Side of Life

Ocean City’s reigning queens, hamsters, lizards, jigsaw puzzles and crafts all took center stage Sunday afternoon, but very quietly, for the Quiet Festival at the Ocean City Community Center. Two highlights were storytelling and crown-making in the children’s section of the Free Public Library. Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan, Junior Miss Ocean City Julia Wilson, and Little Miss Ocean City Stevie Wright read to the children while donning their crowns and dressed in gowns.

“Earlier Than The Bird” Offers Holiday Savings in Ocean City

Getting a jumpstart on holiday shopping may sound like a smart idea, something that probably crosses one’s mind, every year or so. But maybe some added incentives will make the thought a bit more enticing. What about dressing in pajamas while sipping hot coffee and browsing boutiques where unique items at discounted prices await? Welcome to Ocean City for “Earlier Than The Bird,” a shopping extravaganza organized by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. The shopping event, on Saturday, Nov. 17, will feature promotions and discounts by local shop owners along Asbury Avenue.

Ocean City Dredging Brings Relief to Bayfront Homeowners

Linda Rothermel has lived on the bayfront since 1969. The retired Ocean City Intermediate School music teacher says she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. She loves living on the water and all that goes along with it, but the mud-choked channel tried her patience. As she stood and watched dredging crews remove sediment from the bay Friday she said, “I think this is a much-needed project. The boaters can’t go out at low tide. They are stuck. If you have that amount of money where you live on the waterfront, you want to be able to use your boats.” Rothermel does not have a boat, but she does have three boat slips and would like to rent them out again...

Local Dentists Participate in Veterans Smile Day

Marmora Family Dental in Upper Township and Brickworks Family Dental in Mays Landing will be participating in Veterans Smile Day Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Now in its seventh year, Veterans Smile Day, services Veterans who do not qualify for dental care through the Veterans Administration...

North End Neighborhood Drainage Project

Work to be completed in the week of Nov. to 9 •Feriozzi Concrete will be continuing work on Seventh street between West Avenue and Bay Avenue, restoring curb, gutter and sidewalks. •Asphalt crews will be finishing work to pave alleyways and parking lots between Second Street and Seventh Street. They also will be paving Sixth Street between West and Bay, and the 600 blocks of Simpson Avenue and Haven Avenue...