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Car Buffs Enjoy Antique Car Show in Ocean City

Gwen Wilson isn’t quite old enough to drive, but the Ambler, Pa. girl has some superb taste in wheels. Yet, it seemed as if she liked a 1960 Chevy Corvette for one reason and one reason only. “It’s red,” Gwen, 2, said before her mom Jolaine Wilson scooped her up in her arms. Gwen’s dad, Nick Wilson, didn’t seem to mind that his daughter wanted to linger by the car. He gladly picked her up so the two of them could get a closer look. “It’s a beautiful car,” Nick Wilson said...

Ocean City High School Water Champs Teach Conservation

A group of students have taken their desire to help the environment to the next level; they are creating positive change in their schools and in the community. The Ocean City High School Water Champions with Michael Pomatto’s AP Environmental Science at the helm, spent the entire year working closely with their teacher, and the state Department of Environmental Protection...

Ocean City Board of Education Honors Staff and Student Athletes

Primary School teacher Carrie Merritt was among a host of faculty and students honored for their academic, athletic and professional achievements at the Ocean City Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor told the packed room that Merritt was named the 2019 Cape May County Teacher of the Year. Merritt follows in the footsteps of Amy Andersen, who won the honor in 2018 and was the state representative for the national honor...

Ocean City Sailing Foundation Helps All Ages Become Mariners

All you need is a towel, a water bottle and a love of the water to start your journey to become a sailor. Classes begin June 25 and run through Aug. 25 at the Ocean City Sailing Foundation at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., where top instructors teach children and adults alike how to navigate the bays, the ocean and develop mariner skills that will last a lifetime...

Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 Gives Vacation to Captain and...

U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Joanne Schultze hasn’t had a family vacation with her two teenage girls since 2015. On Sunday afternoon, the Schultze excursion officially began. They headed down to Ocean City to enjoy the sun, sand and shopping, all free of charge, courtesy of the Morvay-Miley American Legion Post 524 and its Veterans Rest & Relaxation Program. A police and fire motorcade with the Legion Riders, led the way to Post 524 at 46th Street and West Avenue, where legion members, their families and dignitaries, awaited the family’s arrival...

Family is key for Ocean City Dad Scott Halliday

Scott Halliday somehow does the impossible. The married father of four, grandfather to 11, of Ocean City, is devoted to his wife of 40 years and their kids and hosts weekly family gatherings. Professionally, he owns a successful general contracting business, Halliday Leonard, with former college roommate, Keith Leonard. Despite all of that, he still manages to volunteer in the community. And the 62-year-old, soft-spoken, affable man, who is quick with a smile, appears to do it all with ease. He learned through his dad and grandfather, both named Albert Halliday, what he should hold highest in importance in life...

Jaime Gialloreto Crowned Miss New Jersey 2018

Miss South Shore Jaime Gialloreto, of Woolwich Township, was crowned Miss New Jersey 2018 Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier in a pageant of unbelievable talent. Gialloreto, cried tears of joy as she hugged fellow contestants who made it into the top five. Gialloreto, 19, Miss Coastal Shores Natalie Ragazzo, of Ocean City, Miss Seashore Line Kyra Seeley, 21, of Middlesex, who was first runner up, Miss Eastern Shore Madison Welsh, 19, of Westville and Miss Central Coast Amanda Rae Ross, 22, of Egg Harbor, held hands and waited for their names to be called...

Ocean City and Wildwood Firefighters Join in Rescue Training

Firefighters must be trained for any type of emergency. And when it comes to training, they have to be up on all the techniques and skills, to be able to save lives in any situation. Crews from the Ocean City Fire Department and the Wildwood Fire Department, both part of the Cape May County Regional Urban Search and Rescue Team (RUST), participated in a confined space drill Thursday. Firefighters had to act quickly and skillfully, to lower one of their own, into a confined space and simulate a rescue scenario...

Miss New Jersey Parade Brings Glitz and Glamour to Ocean City...

Move over, Atlantic City. You’re not the only Jersey Shore town that has a great Boardwalk parade featuring a bevy of beauties. Amid shouts of “Show is your shoes” Ocean City matched the glitz and glamour of Atlantic City’s Miss America Parade with its annual Miss New Jersey Parade. Twenty-eight contestants vying for the Miss New Jersey crown showed off their fancy footwear to the thousands of adoring, cheering spectators, lining the Boardwalk from Sixth to 14th streets...

Beautiful Home, Close to Everything, Yet Nestled in Tranquility

Away from the hustle and bustle, the businesses and great restaurants, there is a street in Somers Point tucked off Route 9 called Broadway. And a gem of a home is on that quiet, quaint street, where bay views, Kennedy Park, and a property perfect for a family to enjoy, large enough for children and pets to have fun, while adults watch and entertain guests from the large back deck. The address is 13 Broadway in Somers Point. The property, being offered at $439,000 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach in Ocean City, has been the home of Michael and Kimberly Bray since 2006...