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Shore Medical Center and Penn Medicine Educate Public on Heart Health...

Donna Buker and her husband Bob knew what they were going to do Wednesday morning. After a recent health scare, the Ocean City couple vowed to learn more about how to live healthier. The Bukers joined about 80 other guests for an event by Shore Medical Center and Penn Medicine. “Love Your Heart: A Free Community Education Breakfast,” offered guests insights from medical experts on topics including heart health, nutrition, smoking cessation programs and fitness, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point...

Ocean City Education Foundation Raises Funds For School Grants  

A Smart Board, pottery wheels, even desk cycles, are just some of the items the Ocean City Education Foundation supplied through grants for teachers in district schools in recent years. “We really want to cover all bases with the kids,” said Tricia Ciliberto, president of the independent foundation. “We give them some good stuff. Every time I go into the school for a meeting, I am just impressed. I am proud to be in an organization in which I could help in any way possible.” Every year the education foundation holds two fundraisers to be able to award grants to the district, one in December and the other in March...

Families Enjoy Presidents Day Weekend in Ocean City

Scott Aragno and his children Maddie, 7, and Scottie, 3, of Ocean City, stopped down at the Humane Society of Ocean City, 1 Shelter Road, Friday afternoon to check out some of the animals in need of a home. “We are thinking about adopting. We come by every so often,” Aragno said. The family visited the cat room. Cats and kittens of all ages, colors and sizes, filled a large room, where the felines were able to roam free and play with toys and hop into cat houses...

Humane Society of Ocean City Pets Ready for Forever Homes

Scott Aragno and his children Maddie, 7, and Scottie, 3, of Ocean City, stopped down at the Humane Society of Ocean City, 1 Shelter Road, Friday afternoon to check out some of the animals in need of a home. “We are thinking about adopting. We come by every so often,” Aragno said. The family visited the cat room. Cats and kittens of all ages, colors and sizes, filled a large room, where the felines were able to roam free and play with toys and hop into cat houses...

Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Swears in David Allegretto as President

David Allegretto was sworn in as the new Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce President Thursday night. He told the audience at the 2018 Installation of Officers and Board of Directors dinner at the historic Flanders hotel that he will continue the good work done by outgoing president Carol Heenan. “Having been born and raised in Ocean City, it is an honor to be here tonight. I hope to get businesses working together for the good of the town,” Allegretto said. “We all have a common brand, and that brand is Ocean City...

Sturdy Savings Bank, Prides Itself on Being a Part of Community

Gerald Reeves defies all of the stereotypes a person may think a bank president is supposed to be, all business, a bit stiff or stuffy, and definitely serious. Not Reeves. He has a wide range of interests from basketball and the Eagles – he went to the Super Bowl with his son, and most importantly, is devoted to the banking business, his wife and six grown children, and three grandkids with three more on the way...

Black History Exhibit Opens at Ocean City Historical Museum

A map displaying the migration of African Americans to Ocean City from the south is just one piece that highlights the significance of the black community in Ocean City. The display is part of an exhibit at the Ocean City Historical Museum with the Ocean City Juneteenth organization on "The Seasons of Life: The African American Community in Ocean City," which opened Monday in celebration of Black History Month...

Ocean City Free Public Library Offers Something For Everyone

What is the stereotype of a library? Quiet? Maybe even boring, with librarians running around shushing people? That stereotype is shattered by the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., which provides an array of activities. It is almost like an entertainment center, with movie night, book clubs, lectures, children’s readings and classes to teach everything from computers, to learning a new language. It is anything but boring. “The great thing is everyone comes here with a different purpose. There are people coming to get new books and leave,” said Adult Programing Librarian Julie Brown. “There are people doing...

OC’s Got Talent Delights Audience, Raising Funds For Children

Performers playing flutes made from tin foil, a jam session to a Led Zeppelin tune, pianists, vocalists singing Taylor Swift songs to Broadway Showtunes, took the stage at Ocean City High School for the 7th annual OC's Got Talent performance Friday, hosted by the Key Club. Money raised from the students' efforts will be donated to The Children's Miracle Network of Philadelphia and Senior Scholarships for Key Club members. The event raised over $2,500 to go to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and for senior scholarships...

Children Celebrate Black History Month at Ocean City Free Public Library

Melinda Kovacs lives in Linwood. But she makes it a point to head over to the Ocean City Free Public Library, to enjoy all the activities offered for her 2-year-old son Finn. And despite soggy weather Wednesday, she wanted her son to attend a program that was in celebration of Black History Month. She brought Finn to listen to Taimi Kelley, a children’s librarian, read some works from African American authors. It was part of the National African American Read-in. The first readings were for Finn and other children ages 2 and 3. Later in the afternoon, there were readings for children...