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Ecumenical Service at St. Peter’s Celebrates Spirit of Thanksgiving

If sleigh bells represent the arrival of Christmas, then it might be said that the bells at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church herald the start of the Thanksgiving season. At precisely 7 p.m. Tuesday, the church bells began chiming for a community-wide ecumenical service that brought nearly 300 worshippers together at St. Peter’s to celebrate the holiday. “It’s a blessed time to give thanks,” Dr. Richard Stanislaw, a leader at St. Peter’s, said in welcoming remarks that symbolized the spirit of Thanksgiving...

Ocean City Police Campaign Focuses on Holiday Highway Safety

Two big road signs that served as bookends on 29th Street between West and Bay avenues made one thing very clear to truck drivers: Stay out of this neighborhood. “No trucks,” they warned. “Local traffic only.” If the signs weren’t enough, Officer John Porreca parked his Ocean City police sport utility vehicle on 29th Street on Monday in a highly visible spot. He was ready to issue tickets to any truck driver who ventured through the residential neighborhood...

Christmas Countdown Begins Saturday Morning in Downtown Shopping District

Don’t be bashful about wearing your pajamas to do your holiday shopping. This Saturday morning will be no time to sleep late. If you snooze, you’ll lose out on the deals offered by downtown merchants during the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. Shoppers dressed in pajamas will be welcomed...

Henry’s Adds Bling to the Boardwalk

Jeff Sherman, a centerfielder who batted cleanup, was the good baseball player. Sam Koperwas, a second baseman mired at the bottom of the batting order, was the not-so-good player. Despite the disparity in their athletic skill, the two Little Leaguers who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., formed a friendship that continues today in their late 60s...

Marla Adams: Ocean City’s Homegrown Star

It was during a Christmas performance at St. Peter’s Methodist Church in Ocean City in 1942 that a little girl sensed stardom awaited her. Just 4 years old at the time, Marla Adams knew she had the church audience in the palm of her hand when she sang a rousing rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

Ocean City Quiet Festival Celebrates Sounds of Silence

What’s the perfect antidote for a noisy, raucous, headache-inducing presidential election? A giant mute button, perhaps? Well, maybe. But, believe it or not, there is someplace that celebrates the sweet sounds of silence. So, shut up and listen. We’ll tell you what it is...

Bank Robbery – False Alarm at Bank of America in Ocean...

Ocean City police officers responded in force to a call from a Bank of America customer who feared that the branch on 34th Street...

Budget & Capital Plan Top City Council Agenda Thursday

In what is likely to be one of City Council's most important meetings of the year, Mayor Jay Gillian will deliver his annual "State...

Ocean City School Refinancing Plan to Save $1 million

Ocean City's school district is undertaking a debt refinancing plan that will allow it to capitalize on lower interest rates and save more than...

O.C. Realtors Launch 6th Annual Winter Food Drive

  The Ocean City Board of Realtors is pleased to announce it is kicking off its 2016 Community Service Projects, with the Food Is Love drive...