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OCHS After Prom Fundraiser Brings Together the Class of 2021

Last Friday, March 17th, a “Raider Nation Dance” was held at the Ocean City High School for local 8th graders who will be attending the high school next year. The purpose of the dance was to allow 8th graders from the Ocean City Intermediate School, Upper Township Middle School, and those accepted through the School Choice Program to meet before the school year began, all while raising money for the Ocean City High School After Prom...

Benefit to Aid Lukens-Martinez Family’s Efforts to Bounce Back from Tragic...

Life can change in an instant. And it does not always change for the better. But when life threw a tough curveball at the Lukens-Martinez family of Ocean City, the community wasn’t just going to take it lying down. Ocean City was going to step up and help one of its own. And so was born “Teudy’s Road to Recovery,” an evening of fun, food and fellowship to help the seriously injured Teudy Martinez and his family. Last July, Teudy was swimming when he suffered a traumatic injury which left him a quadriplegic. As if that weren’t tragic enough, the timing of the incident made it even worse. Teudy and his wife Halley would become parents for the second time just two weeks later...

5th Annual Princess & Pirate Party 10AM on 4/1 at...

Games, face paint, crafts, food, & a Bible lesson...

Reagan’s View On Ocean City

My father recently asked me why I like Ocean City so much. It inspired me to write the following: When I think about my home town, the first thing that comes to mind is the beach. I think of the beach because, for one thing, this place does have ocean in its name. Another reason I instantly think of the beach is because I have been there a lot and I know that there is a countless amount of people at our beach each year. Last year, Ocean City won "Best Beach in America" because of how wonderful it is...

OCPC Weekly Activity Report March 12-18

Calls for Service: 653 Daily Average: 93

LoBiondo to Appear on NPR’s Morning Edition, CNN’s New Day Monday

U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Chairman of the House CIA Subcommittee, will be questioning witnesses in the open House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing Monday, March 20th examining Russian activities in the 2016 election. Prior to the hearing LoBiondo is scheduled to appear on the following national news programs:

Their Home May Be Gone, But Their Memories Live On. They...

March 15, 2017 around 6:30 pm I got a phone call while I was eating dinner that my shore house had burned down. I think just like any other time of your life when a crisis happens, the first thing you think is “there’s no way this is really happening.” But it was. And it did. And it’s gone. I didn’t cry. I was, and still am a little bit, in a state of shock. Our house is in Ocean City, NJ. My grandparents had it built in 1967. That house has been a constant for me my entire life. It’s always been there for the summers and the times I just wanted to be left alone and think. That house has seen hundreds of people come and go and parties like I could never tell my parents (just like any other kid-Dad, don’t get upset!) My grandparents raised their kids in that house, my parents brought us up in that house and my cousin has raised his kids in that house. 4 generations in 50 years...

OCIS Spanish Students Learn About the Importance of Bilingual Applicants in...

Spanish students at the Ocean City Intermediate School and native speakers from around the community were recently invited to learn about the growing need for bilingual applicants in the healthcare field. Dr. Nussey, an ER doctor at Cape Regional Medical Center, stopped by to speak with them about his experiences with Spanish throughout medical school and within the hospital. This marking period, Mrs. Pontari, Mrs. Daily, and Ms. Miley’s 8th grade Spanish classes have been incorporating a unit on mental and physical health, expressing ailments and giving health advice due to an expressed interest in pursuing the medical field as well as the Spanish language in high school. To encourage their pursuits, Mrs. Pontari believed it would be beneficial for them to hear from someone who actually works in healthcare and deals with individuals on a daily basis who do not speak English. Dr. Nussey’s visit gave the students an inside look into their possible future careers and showed them how knowing Spanish can really give you the upper hand in the medical field...

Mayor’s Update 3-17

I’m proud to announce that the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center will host a regional Special Olympics swimming competition at 10 a.m. Sunday. The annual meet is one of my favorite events of the year. It brings together community volunteers, city representatives, members of the local firefighters’ union and athletes who always remain true to the Special Olympics motto: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” If you’ve never attended the meet, I encourage you to come out and cheer for the competitors. The meet is expected to last about two hours, and the Aquatic and Fitness Center is part of the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue...

Sign of the Times: Sifting Sands Turns Back the Clock on...

By Tim Kelly A slice of 1950s Ocean City is making a comeback on the prominent corner of 9th Street and Ocean Avenue. A complete restoration of the rooftop neon sign advertising the Sifting Sands Motel is making progress and is expected to be complete in time for the start of the summer season. “We see this as part of the improvement of Ninth Street, the gateway to Ocean City,” Manager Arnie Thornton said of the sign’s restoration. Wildwood has capitalized on its 50s era “DooWop Architecture”, a collection of hotels, motels and other buildings designed and constructed in the 1950s and lovingly preserved as a tourist attraction. In Ocean City, the architecture is much more diverse, but the Sifting Sands, a 49-unit “condotel” definitely qualifies. Though more muted in tone from many of its Wildwood cousins, the landmark’s neon sign is clearly the cherry on top of the vintage structure...