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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...

Music Pier Offers Enchanted Night With Disney in Concert

Families will have the opportunity to see Disney in Concert, Magical Music From the Movies, at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. Tickets range from $35 to $45. “The Disney in Concert experience will be something that introduces the Ocean City Pops to a new generation of POPS fans,” Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman said Thursday. “We are so fortunate to have this incredible orchestra in our town and this concert will be a family experience that captures the magic of Disney hand in hand with the magic of our Ocean City Pops...

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...