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Ocean City Police Department Activity Report: Nov. 11-17

The Ocean City Police Department responded to a total of 423 calls for service during the week of Nov. 11-17. A breakdown of the calls follows.

Ocean City Happenings: Christmas in the Downtown Begins Nov. 23

Ocean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 23. The Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be a warm and entertaining time featuring carolers and performers throughout downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street. Downtown stores will offer discount shopping for gifts, and many Asbury Avenue restaurants will be open. Check out the listings for other special events in November and December in Ocean City Happenings.

Mayor’s Message: Nov. 16

In his weekly message to the public, Mayor Jay Gillian is inviting the community to attend the annual Ecumenical Council Thanksgiving Service, which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (2998 Bay Avenue). People attending the service are encouraged to bring a donation of canned goods for the local Food Cupboard.

North End Neighborhood Drainage Project Update

The city has released the latest update for work that will be done on the North End Neighborhood Drainage Project during the week of Nov. 19-23.

Ocean City Under Flood Watch, Wind Advisory for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch and High Wind Advisory in effect for Ocean City on Thursday. The latest forecast calls for a coastal storm to bring heavy rain and strong easterly winds throughout the day. The Flood Watch will be in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday through the evening.

O.C. Board of Realtors Presents $2,078 Check to Historical Museum

The Ocean City Board of Realtors presented a check to the Ocean City Historical Museum for $2,078. Funds were raised as a result of the BUBBLE MANIA event, a popular and family-friendly attraction held Sept. 15 during the annual Air Festival at the Ocean City Municipal Airport.

Ocean City Holiday Happenings: “Earlier Than the Bird,” Breakfast with Santa

Ocean City's holiday celebration is just about to get into full swing. Check out the list of upcoming events in Ocean City Holiday Happenings for November and December. The fun kicks off with the "Earlier Than the Bird" shopping extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Ocean City Police Activity Report: Nov. 4-10

The Ocean City Police Department responded to a total of 426 calls for service during the week of Nov. 4-10. A breakdown of the calls follows.

OC Fire Captain Gary Green’s Retirement Marks End of an Era

Ask soon-to-be-retired Ocean City Fire Department Captain Gary Green what he will miss most after 35 years on the job, and there is no hesitation. “I’ll miss the guys (and women, his co-workers) the most,” he said. “I enjoy helping people at one of their toughest times, and I enjoy working the fires. But the people I work with have become like a second family.” That is high praise, as Green’s actual family represents three generations of public service in Ocean City and two generations with the fire department. His dad, Willard, worked 41 years as an Ocean City Firefighter, rising to the rank of Deputy Chief...

Ocean City Scout Troop 32 Holds Clothing Drive November 17

Gently used clothes, shoes, linens, purses, hats and stuffed animals can be dropped-off at participating local merchant Island Auto Repair located at 713 Haven Avenue.