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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...

Foglio’s Flooring Center in Marmora Offers the Right Touch

Perseverance, a laid back management style and giving customers top quality choices at reasonable prices, are just some of the things Liz Foglio attributes to the success of her business Foglio’s Flooring Center in Marmora. Foglio, the store owner for 30 years, also credits a woman’s touch in a business dominated by men. “Whenever you go to a floor covering show, you don’t see a lot of women. It is mostly men,” Foglio, 52, of Ocean City explained in an interview Wednesday. “Most owners who show up to the shows are men.” Her store manager, Pandora Mason, 45, of Millville, who recently obtained her certificate in design, complements Foglio and the rest of the team, offering personalized service while helping customers select the best choices to complete the perfect looks in any home...

Ocean City Financial Group Breaks Down “The Great Wealth Transfer”

There is a financial phenomenon materializing as aging baby boomers are beginning to transfer their assets to the next generation. It is estimated that over the next 20 to 25 years, approximately $30 trillion will be passed on to the X-generation and millennials. This enormous transfer of wealth is being coined “The Great Wealth Transfer,” Ocean City Financial Group Financial Planner Mark Reimet explained in a recent interview...

Ocean City Issues Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City from 4 p.m. Tuesday through 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement by Ocean City officials. While flash flooding is a condition that typically occurs near rivers, Ocean City can experience conditions similar to flash flooding if heavy rain coincides with high tide. The latest forecast calls for 1 to 3 inches of rain to fall Tuesday evening with higher amounts possible. A new moon high tide on the bay side of Ocean City (at the Ninth Street Bridge) will come at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday...

Shore True Value in Somers Point, a True Family-Owned Business

Paul Giunta and his sister Alison Dannenhower are certain they learned what it means to be good business owners from the best – their father Paul Giunta Sr. And if you think about the longevity of success since their grandfather Sam Giunta started Shore True Value Hardware in 1958, followed by their father taking it over 21 years later, they are probably right. “When I bring new people in to work I say, ‘You can get a broader selection and maybe a lower price at a Home Depot, but you won’t get the same customer service,” Paul Giunta said in between doing work on the computer and checking on staff at Shore True Value Hardware in Somers Point. “That is the reason why we have been here for 60 years...

Ocean City’s Martin Z. Mollusk Does it Again, Predicts Early Summer

Martin Z. Mollusk paraded onto the beach at Ninth Street in Ocean City Saturday morning, escorted by his entourage, which included former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos and well-known magician, who held the crustacean’s cage high. For a time, the diminutive sea creature owned the place, while fans anxiously awaited his prediction of an early summer. And like more than four decades before, Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot saw his shadow, signifying the prediction of an early summer – the Ocean City version of Groundhog Day...

Ocean City High School Prom Program Promises Glam Results

Mary Grace Jamison, an Ocean City High School sophomore spent her free time dancing. It was her passion. Whether it was tap, jazz or ballet, she loved them all, and honed her talent with more than 20 hours a week of practice. The 16-year-old Upper Township girl was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when she was just two. It didn’t stop her from dancing. But after two surgeries, one just last year to remove calcifications in her ankle and bone chips, along with tendon pain, Jamison realized she had to limit some of her physical activities...

Despite Rain, MS Walk in Ocean City Draws Hundreds

Jennifer Schmidt, of Mays Landing, knows she has a daily battle. After being diagnosed with MS in 2010, the 55-year-old married mother of two, did one thing. “I cried,” she said Sunday before the start of Ocean City’s MS Walk. “And then I tried to deal with it. Back when I was first diagnosed, I had fatigue really bad. I still feel fatigued but with medication it isn’t as bad.” Determined to continue her fight against MS, Schmidt and her husband, Larry, joined with hundreds of others on the Ocean City Boardwalk to take part in the annual MS Walk...

Fun Galore at Ocean City Spring Block Party

Sisters Patti Dompkosky and Jackie Sheridan know exactly where they are going for their weekend trip every May. They book their getaway in Ocean City and head down every year to enjoy a crafter’s dream experience – the city’s Spring Block Party On Saturday it was no different. The sister, both of Pennsylvania, started their day early perusing the vendors deciding on their must-haves. It all started when their friend told them about how much fun the Ocean City Block Party is in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” So, the siblings took their friend’s advice, and headed to the show. That was five years ago. And what started out as a weekend of fun in a weekend vacation, turned into a yearly event, one that always includes shopping, cool eateries and the beach, they said...