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Ocean City High School Drama Club in “The Addams Family”

“The Addams Family” may be “creepy and kooky” and all together “ooky,” but when you put Ocean City High School student’s spin on the macabre musical, the brew you get is fun, zany, and quirky, thanks to the multi-talented cast in the spring musical at the Nancy & William Hughes Performing Arts Center...

Delayed Opening for Ocean City Schools Tuesday

All Ocean City Schools will have a delayed opening Tuesday, March 13, due to the storm...

Historic Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Opening in May

Historian John Loeper lost count of the hours of hard work that went into recreating the scene of the historic U.S. Life-Saving Station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City. But what he does know is museum-goers who will get the chance to tour the building by Memorial Day weekend and feel like they stepped back in time. “Everything in it is period-perfect,” Loeper, chairman of U.S. Life-Saving Station 30, a nonprofit organization said. “We want people to walk through here and feel like...

Ocean City Boardwalk Project Completed: Ready for Tourist Season

After seven years of a multi-phase Boardwalk reconstruction project in Ocean City, the waiting is over. A pristine walkway from Fifth to 12th streets of fresh new boards, new ramps, new pavilions, trash containers and benches, will be enjoyed by tourists and residents in the $10 million project. The final phase of the project cost $2.9 million and included the new surface and substructure from 10th to 12th streets...

Sign of the Times: ASL Teacher Amy Andersen’s Reach Goes Beyond...

Call it the “Amy influence.” New Jersey Teacher of the Year Amy Andersen’s reach is extending far beyond the Ocean City High School classroom. Sign language classes offered at the Ocean City Free Public Library from March 8 through May 10 have already filled up. It could be because Andersen has inspired so many to learn not just American Sign Language, but also the culture, Julie Brown, adult programing librarian explained Wednesday...

Broadway and Cabaret Star Kelli Rabke Promises Fun on Girls Weekend...

Kelli Rabke has it all figured out. The former Broadway performer who took a decade off to raise a family, didn’t just let her career end as an extraordinary memory. Instead, Rabke, of Bergen County, returned to the stage to fulfill her greatest passion – singing. Now, just four years later, she headlines cabaret shows and symphony concerts...

Tom Oves Memorial Wrestling Tournament Draws Hundreds to Ocean City High...

Sam Williams and Jacob Wilson are best friends. They are also opponents, at least they were during the Tom Oves Memorial Last Call Tournament Sunday at Ocean City High School, in which 425 athletes competed from five states for trophies. The friends, both 13 and in the Intermediate Division, wrestled each other in the afternoon, but Jacob beat his friend winning first place in the division. While Sam took second place. It didn’t seem to matter to the friends, who smiled and gave each other a pat on the back...

Coastal Storm Causes Flooding in Ocean City

A powerful coastal storm veered away, but flooding lingered in low-lying neighborhoods of Ocean City. One flooding spot was at Sixth Street and Bay Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood. Some cars ventured through the waters, while others didn’t want to chance it and opted for different routes...

Ocean City’s Gardens Plaza Gets Go-Ahead to Allow Some Residents Back...

Residents at Gardens Plaza, a luxury Ocean City high-rise condominium that was damaged and left uninhabitable when a pipe burst in January, received some good news this weekend. “The city approved occupancy for floors 15, 14, 12 and 11,” Gardens Plaza Board of Directors President William Drayton said in an email. “We have to complete the corridor fire wall on the remaining floors. As they are completed and inspected by the city, then they (residents) will be able to move back in. It will be a process over the next several weeks to be able to fully occupy the building.” There are approximately 182 residences in the condominium complex at 921 Park Place...

Humane Society of Ocean City: Pets of the Week

Here are two pets in need of homes at the Humane Society of Ocean City. These are their descriptions from shelter employees...