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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...

Ocean City High School Students Win Bike Safety Contest

A young man hops on his bike and rides off. A driver in a van is traveling down the road. Then it happens. The bicyclist pedals through an intersection, disregarding a stop sign, right into the lane of the motorist. Before the driver could stop, it is too late...

“Dancing For Hailey” Raises Thousands in Memory of Girl Who Bravely...

The forecast called for gray skies and rain. But when “Dancing For Hailey” began Sunday morning in honor of Hailey Parker, who passed away at age 11 in 2015 after a battle with brain cancer, the sun came out. “Hailey did this,” said one woman as she looked at the sun peeking out. And then the fun began...

Barks on the Bay Brings Families and their Pets to Support...

Vitale Michelle Benson took her 10-year-old beagle mix Sadie, who sported a bandanna with her to Barks on the Bay, a Humane Society of Ocean City event held on the grounds of the shelter Saturday. Benson patted her pooch, and the two slowly meandered the booths, looking at items for Sadie and checked out some dog treats. “I got her from the Humane Society of Ocean City this past year,” Benson, of Dennisville, said as she looked at her white-faced pooch. “I couldn’t leave her there. She was nine-years-old. No one would have taken her. We came today because I want to support the shelter and what they do...

Ocean City Entrepreneurs Hold Key to Creative Designs

Kendell Davis and Ebony Jones have a lot in common. They grew up in the same Ocean City neighborhood, went to school together, and both pursued a career in fashion. They are also longtime friends. So, it only made sense that the two join forces to design, sew and sell their custom creations. They launched K.e.y Creations in January. All the merchandise is available through Instagram and by phone. Pants, dresses, coverups, pillows, sustainable bags and keychains reflect the distinct style and talents of the young entrepreneurs...

Ocean City Primary School and High School Pair Up For Bio...

The cycle of water, photosynthesis, the relationship between bees and flowers, DNA, ecology and the evolution of history, seem like pretty complex topics, especially for first grade students. But Ocean City Primary School first graders seemed to ace the biology lessons Monday, given by 24 seniors in the Ocean City High School Advanced Placement biology course. Laughter, fun and a lot of hands-on instruction, kept young minds engaged...

Ocean City Celebrates Juneteenth

Jayda Graves went to the library and took out a book to take to the "Second to Seventh Ocean City Family Reunion" cookout Saturday at the Ocean City Sports & Civic Center in honor of Juneteenth. But it wasn’t any book she wanted to read to other children at the event. This book had special significance for the event she and her family were going to attend. It was about the history of Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865 enslaved Africans in Texas learned of their freedom, more than 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a day that has been celebrated since then, according to the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization website...