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The daily flag-raising ceremony at the Water Park Jim “J.R.” Robinson had just received his newly refurbished motorized wheelchair when the jokes came fast and furious: “I would rather that they gave me a Cadillac, but this isn’t too bad.” “I think I’ll take it over to the Acme parking lot and practice driving.” “I’m ready for my first drag race.”
I want to thank Jason Mraz for putting on a great performance at the Ocean City Music Pier last night. I had the pleasure of meeting Mraz before the show and presenting a gift basket of local favorites and some baked goods for his birthday. Mraz had spent part of the afternoon playing skee ball and exploring the boardwalk, and I’m told some of his Ocean City exploits made it into impromptu lyrics at the sold-out concert.
With praise, humor and a standing ovation, City Council bade an emotional goodbye Thursday night to Peter Guinosso during his last meeting on Ocean City's governing body. The 75-year-old Guinosso, who chose not to seek re-election in May as the Fourth Ward councilman, said he had a "great run" during his four years in office.
Peter Guinosso is preparing to leave City Council, but says he has no plans to fade into the background in his soon-to-be role as ex-politician. Volunteer work, his membership with a local watchdog group and his involvement with an alliance of Ocean City churches will keep him busy after he leaves Council, he said.
Realizing your parent or parents need the support of assisted living services is a significant – and often upsetting step for children. After all, the most independent, capable figures in your life are aging and their current lifestyle is becoming too much for them to handle. Further, it can be difficult broaching the subject of assisted living. Below are some useful things to consider when speaking to your parents about assisted living or long term care.
New Jersey Monthly’s readers have spoken and there can be no further doubt: Ocean City has earned the title of Best Beach in New Jersey Monthly's Shore Town Showdown. On its way to victory, Ocean City defeated 39 other beach towns, garnering 31.4 percent of the vote in the final round. The Wildwoods secured second place with 19.3 percent of the vote, and Cape May took third with 16.2 percent.
The Department of Fire and Rescue Services announces that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches starting Saturday, June 25, and continuing until further notice. Beaches are guarded from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.