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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...

Ocean City’s Spring Block Party Promises Shopping Extravaganza

The Spring Block Party in Ocean City is always big, with hundreds of vendors lining Asbury Avenue creating a shopping mecca for throngs of visitors. This Saturday will be even bigger, said Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The Spring Block Party is the unofficial kick-off of the season and we are expecting great weather,” Gillian said. “Everyone is always ready for Spring and the Block Party is an excellent way to get outside, see old friends and neighbors, and stroll through the downtown.” There will be 500 vendors in the sold-out event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors featuring clothing, jewelry, pottery and garden décor are just some of the featured choices available in the downtown shopping extravaganza...

Ocean City’s Jet Drive Exchange Offers Boat Membership Without Ownership Hassles

It’s a beautiful day. The seas are calm, and you decide to take your family out on the boat for some tubing adventures. You pack up your cooler filled with sandwiches and icy-cold drinks, head to the dock and hop in a 19-foot a Yamaha 190 FSH Sport boat. You don’t have to fuel up. There’s already gas in it. Forget cleaning it. It’s pristine. All you have to do is get in and drive away. That is the dream experience that doesn’t usually accompany boat ownership. But what if you had all the benefits of your favorite water toy, without the...

Ocean City Zoning Agrees to Revised Plan for Park Place Home

At a Zoning Board meeting Wednesday night, Ruth and Sidney Rosenblatt agreed to recommendations by experts and the board to remedy the situation without having to lift and relocate their home into the footprint that was supposed to be used two feet forward. The construction of the two-family home at 801-803 Park Place drew concerns from neighbors about traffic safety, because some said it obstructed the sight-line of those traveling down the alley. During the lengthy hearing, the Zoning Board heard from the builder and architect about the construction and from people who live in the neighborhood...

Ocean City Schools Earn Top World Languages Program Honor

The Ocean City School District already has the top superintendent and top teacher in the state. Adding to a list of achievements, the district was selected by the New Jersey Department of Education as having the best World Languages Program in the state, one that will be used as a model for other districts over the next two years, explained Director of Academic Services Curt Nath. The district of 2,300 students offers Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, Greek, Spanish and American Sign Language. Across the district there are about a dozen world language teachers. Spanish is taught in both the Primary School and Intermediate School...

Spring Festival in Ocean City Delights Customers, Helps Causes

Nancy Beal peered into a mirror holding up a blue and green necklace with a vibrant blue medallion. “I just bought a blue dress that this necklace would go perfect with,” Beal, of Fort Washington, Pa. The adornment from Ruth Deschler’s Fiber Arts was just one of the trinkets Beal selected at the 2018 Spring Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts at the Ocean City Music Pier Saturday...

Ocean City High School Crew Honors Supporters in Boat-Naming Ceremony

Under sun splashed skies, the Ocean City High School Crew teams held a ceremony at the 34th Street boat dock Saturday afternoon honoring four families who have supported the program since its inception, by naming four boats after them. Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, former Schools Superintendent Donald Dearborn and his wife Joan and Christopher and Ruth Ann Meyers were recognized for contributing so much to the program, that their names will forever grace the boats. Honorees christened the 55 to 60-foot boats by pouring waters mixed from the bay, Lake Lenape in Mays Landing, the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia and Cooper River in Camden...

Trash And Treasure on Ocean City Beaches

A hula hoop, coal from old shipwrecks and even underwear, were just some of the unusual items that turned up in Saturday’s Beach Sweep around Music Pier in Ocean City. More than 300 participants lined up throughout the morning into the early afternoon to get their rubber gloves and trash bags and hit the sands in search for litter during the 33rd annual Spring Beach Sweep hosted by Clean Ocean Action...

Commercial Property Features Many Possibilities in Cape May County

If there ever was a property that embodied the age-old real estate adage, “Location, location, location,” it would be this one. In fact, Kevin and Liz O’Brien believe their strategically located commercial property at 1300 Stagecoach Road in Ocean View, Upper Township, offers endless possibilities. The couple, who have owned the property for 20 years and have run a successful national award-winning construction business Kalimex out of a portion of it, should know...

Ocean City American Legion Post 524 First in the Country to...

The Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 will be the first in the country to offer a medical service that will help members get the care they need with the convenience of it close to home. The new service, telehealth, is part of a Veteran Affairs pilot program and will be available through appointment at the American Legion, 46th Street and West Avenue. A physician’s assistant or nurse from the VA will come to the post to provide check-ups and routine care and the information will be transmitted to the physicians at either the Philadelphia or Wilmington, Delaware VA hospitals...