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The Exchange Club of Ocean City donated five Mobi Chair beach access wheelchairs enabling people with physical challenges to easily access the beach and ocean. From left are Mayor Jay Gillian, Exchange Club President Frank Faverzani, John Lugo and Mark Kampf, both of the Exchange Club, City Administrator Jim Mallon, Scott Denney, Executive Assistant to Bob Barr, and Bob Barr (front).
This morning at the Community Center, the Ocean City Civic Association elected a new slate of officers. This occurred at its annual meeting and the slate was voted in unanimously. Jim Root, outgoing president, began the meeting with the traditional Pledge of Allegiance, he will continue to act as part of the board of directors for the organization in the role of past president.
The Hero Campaign continues to deliver a very meaningful message to the community.
Ocean City will be well-represented July 19-21 at the Girls’ Under 15 U.S. Lacrosse Championships, to take place in Westfield Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Not only will there be six current or future members of the Red Raiders participating as part of the NJ South All Stars, but the squad is coached by Abby Mullen, the Raiders’ Head JV coach and assistant varsity coach and a physical education teacher at the high school; and Mikenzie Helphenstine, a third grade teacher at Ocean City Primary School and freshman field hockey coach at OCHS. Mikenzie also coaches lacrosse for the Upper Twp./Ocean City Warriors recreation league squad.
Dear Friends, I’m sad to report on the passing of Byron T. Mercer last Friday. He lived in Ocean City for more than 50 years, and many remember him as the long-time advertising director of the Ocean City Sentinel Ledger. He was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War, and he was a member of St. Peters United Methodist Church, an Ocean City Housing Authority commissioner, Ocean City Free Public Library publicity chairman, Cape May County Parks and Zoo commissioner, Ocean City Arts Center board member, and a past master of Ocean City’s Masonic Lodge. Mercer was buried yesterday at Cape May County Veterans Cemetery after a Masonic service with full military honors.
City Council introduced a zoning ordinance Thursday night designed to make it easier for residents to rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The measure, scheduled for a public hearing and final Council vote July 28, would loosen the city's restrictions on the use of pile-driving machinery for home construction and other projects.