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Grace Kelly Exhibit Features Ocean City’s Royalty

Grace Kelly exhibits at the Ocean City Historical Museum and Ocean City Art Center, will offer guests a glimpse into the life of an elegant beauty with a classic style, who captured the love of fans with her acting and took them on a fairy-tale adventure when she married a prince. Kelly, Philadelphia born, left Hollywood at age 26 to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956. But she continued to vacation at her family’s two homes at 26th Street and Wesley Avenue and on the beachfront. Ocean City historians say Kelly, who died in 1982, remains Ocean City’s royalty...

Ocean City Remembers Those Who Served in Memorial Day Service

Army Lt. Col. Eric Duckworth told the crowd at Ocean City Tabernacle that if you were to take some things from Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony, they should be to enjoy yourself, hold family close and embrace living. And for those who cannot, save an empty chair, whether it be a beach chair or a bar stool, in honor of the fallen heroes who served their country and fill it with someone you met, to share a moment. “Keep their memories alive,” Duckworth said. “Be a community. Be a country. Be Americans.” In his solemn speech, he recounted the many men he served with who lost their lives on the battlefield...

“Dancing For Hailey” Raises Thousands in Preview to June 10 Event

Kim Parker wiped a tear as she spoke of her little girl Hailey who passed away at age 11 in 2015, after a battle with brain cancer. But Parker’s tears were not out of sadness Sunday morning. They were out of joy, as children lined up at a lemonade stand in front of her lifelong friend Dana Linthicum’s Battersea Road home in Ocean City. The families were there to pick a sweet treat, take some lemonade and donate money to “Dancing For Hailey,” an event in Hailey’s memory to promote awareness about childhood cancers and help with cancer research...

Ocean City Home Offers Tropical Paradise

The moment you walk into a home of designer and developer John Giovanni Caccuitti, you are transformed into a paradise he has created for you with endless luxury and entertainment that will capture the attention of children and adults in one of his exclusive masterpieces. One such home is in the heart of the upscale Gardens section of Ocean City listed at $1.59 million. The 2,800-square-foot two-story home boasts five bedrooms and four bathrooms, granite countertops, a fireplace, three large decks, a mix of hardwoods, tile and carpeting, crown molding and tray ceilings. There is even an elevator...

Ocean City “Plunges” into the Summer Season

Tom Giacinto was running late Friday morning. But the vice president of marketing for The Title Company of Jersey, couldn’t go to his appointment minus a tie. For the past eight years, the businessman hasn’t jumped into the ocean for the Ocean City Business Persons Plunge without one. He lucked out. “I went to a thrift store I knew in town and found this one for $2,” he said with a laugh showing off his newly purchased garment. It was perfect, he said. A maroon tie with stars – a power tie – to complete the look of his dark blue and surprisingly well-kept suit..

Fish Tale Charters Angles for Great Fishing

Capt. Craig Peters loves fishing. Ever since he was five years old, he has been on a boat. The retired Galloway Township physical education teacher said he learned his expert fishing skills from one of the best fishermen he has ever known, his grandfather, Bill Peters. “He taught me how to filet fish, bait my hook and cast my line,” the 62-year-old Peters said. His love of fishing inspired by his grandfather was transformed into his own business, Fish Tale Charters, out of Harbour Cove Marina in Somers Point. He operates fishing charters as well as intimate cruises for couples and small groups of people...

Humane Society of Ocean City in Contest to Raise Funds for...

The Humane Society of Ocean City is in the running for a chance to win a $20,000 grand prize that would provide funds to feed the shelter animals for a year, plus pay for some medical expenses and help with renovating the dog kennels. Phil Belluccio, director of operations and development for HSOC, emphasized that the shelter needs the community’s support to beat out more than 100 other nonprofit organizations competing for the money...

Ocean City High School After Prom Creates More Great Memories

When you walk into a high school the thoughts of tropical breezes and paradise don’t really come to mind. But then again, you haven’t been to the Ocean City High School. At least not Saturday night, when the high school was transformed into just that for After Prom 2018. This year’s theme, “Aloha,” gave hundreds of promgoers who were bused over after their memorable night at the historic Flanders Hotel, more reasons to love their school. Students were greeted at the door with a lei and ushered down a beautifully-decorated walk...

Memories Galore at Ocean City High School Prom 2018

Elegant, classy, stylish, traditional, formal and edgy looks put together by none other than students for the 2018 Ocean City High School Prom, rivaled movie-star fashions when more than 600 juniors and seniors sashayed down the red carpet inside the historic Flanders Hotel Saturday night. The rains that poured down and brought the introductions indoors, didn’t dampen the mood, as families crowded on one side of the red velvet stanchions to snap photos of their loved ones...

Ocean City Historical Museum Looks to Youth With Contest

The Ocean City Historical Museum is looking to the future to collect more of the past with a T-shirt contest, that museum members say, is designed to generate more interest by young people in artifacts, photographs and other items that make Ocean City a special place to live. Beth Bowman, a museum Board of Trustees member, created the contest last year. “Everybody loves a T-shirt. It is a way for kids to get involved in museum,” Bowman said Friday. Last year the contest raised $1,000. The proceeds went back into the museum. This year, the hope is to top that figure, she said...