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All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend on Sept. 15 and 16. All events are free to attend. The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show will bring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world to put on a show over the beach and Boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.
When walkers, sponsors, and supporters of the Tenth Annual Walk for the Wounded gather on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, Sept. 22, they will be doing more than raising funds and awareness for our nation’s injured soldiers. They will also be celebrating the return of a local hero. After 18 months of service in the Middle East, United States Army Specialist Cole Gasperini, who was raised in Somers Point, will return to a warrior’s welcome.
Mayor Jay Gillian's update on Hurricane Florence: Hurricane Florence remains on a track that would bring the powerful storm to the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday. Even though it appears that Ocean City will be spared the worst of the wind, rain and storm surge, I ask all of you to continue to pay attention. Florence is a big system, and a slight turn in its path could make a big difference for Ocean City.
Due to the weather forecast, Ocean City’s annual “A Day to Remember” memorial ceremony will be held indoors at the Ocean City Tabernacle at 550 Wesley Ave. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, and had previously been scheduled to take place in front of the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Asbury Avenue.
Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bobby Raditz of Mays Landing and his family were welcomed to Ocean City's American Legion Post 524 on Sunday for a week’s vacation, courtesy of the organization’s Rest and Relaxation Program. Now in its fifth year, the program offers free vacations to about two military families each year.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Ocean City through 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. A Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect for Monday. Strong northeast winds will push water and rough surf toward the coastline during higher-than-normal new moon tides on Sunday. Forecasters also predict periods of heavy rain.
Students, parents and faculty in the Ocean City School District have plenty to be excited about in the new school year, officials said. Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor laid out in a letter to families a host of improvements in the schools from upgraded technology, to enhanced security measures, to continued programs for health and wellness...
Ocean City High School students were welcomed with a pep rally-style greeting during the first day of school on Thursday. Students at the Primary School and the Intermediate School also began the new school year.