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Weekend Forecast: Heavy Rain, Frigid Temps

A significant storm system will move across the region late Saturday through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. While precipitation in the shore area looks to fall mainly as rain, there could be a brief period of snow at the onset Saturday evening. Heavy rain will then follow by overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning. The rain could be heavy enough to lead to flooding.

Mayor’s Message: Jan. 18

In his weekly message to the public, Mayor Jay Gillian thanks local residents for attending the town hall meeting Jan. 12 on Ocean City's affordable housing program. He is also inviting the public to attend the city's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 12 noon Monday at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.

North End Neighborhood Drainage Project Update

Construction will continue on Bay Avenue between Second and Fifth streets for the North End Neighborhood Drainage Project. Details follow for the work schedule during the week of Jan. 21-25.

“Coaches vs. Cancer Day” Features Basketball Doubleheader at OCHS on Saturday

The Butch Gleason Memorial Coaches vs. Cancer Day will be held Saturday at Ocean City High School. The 2019 event, the ninth annual, will start with a middle school doubleheader between Ocean City and Upper Township at 1 p.m., with the Ocean City High School teams playing a girl-boy doubleheader against Egg Harbor Township starting at 4 p.m. And this year’s event will also include a 40th year reunion tribute to the OCHS girls basketball team that won the South Jersey championship in 1979. Coach Pat Dougherty and many of her players will be introduced prior to the start of the girls game.

Free Rabies Clinic in Ocean City on Jan. 26

The City of Ocean City will host a free rabies clinic on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ocean City Fire Department at 550 Asbury Ave. The rabies vaccine is required by state law and city ordinance. Specifically, it requires that any person owning, keeping or harboring a dog of licensing age (7 months or older) to get a license and official metal tag for each dog owned. The licenses and tags are available at the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 861 Asbury Ave.

Eagles Chaplain to Speak at Free FCA Coaches Breakfast

It was once said by the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham that coaches influence more lives in one season than many people do in their entire lifetime. With that premise in mind, it was easy for Laura Matera to organize the Cape Atlantic Fellowship of Christian Athletes first Coaches Breakfast. The event, free to area coaches from Little League to the college level, is set for Saturday, January 26, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., Ocean City...

Local Eagle Scout Helps Vets Learn Computer Skills

Michael Doliszny wanted to do more... Already an Eagle Scout, having completed a technology project to earn the Boy Scouts’ highest rank and honor, Michael decided to take things to the next level. The 18-year-old senior at St. Augustine Prep developed a free smartphone app called Plug Find, which enables electric and hybrid vehicle drivers to find locations where they may recharge their batteries. The app earned his Eagle medal. It could have ended right there...

O.C. Boy Scouts Sponsor “Super Chili Bowl”

Ocean City Boy Scouts from Troop 32 will be holding the third annual Super Chili Bowl fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4-6 p.m. at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center, located at 1735 Simpson Ave. Prizes will go to the top chefs receiving votes from the general public after sampling the many different chili styles. The event is free for chef/participants, with $5 per person charged at the door for taste-testing guests.

Ocean City Police Activity Report: Jan. 6-12

The Ocean City Police Department responded to a total of 489 calls for service during the week of Jan. 6-12. A breakdown of the calls follows.

Ocean City to Celebrate MLK Day on Jan. 21

Ocean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner. The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School. Volunteers are invited to join others nationwide in a Day of Service earlier on Jan. 21 to honor Dr. King’s contributions. Residents are asked to participate in a citywide cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon.