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Corvettes Take Over Ocean City Boardwalk

The all-American supercar with its supreme in engineering - is not just any gorgeous, head-turning sports car. And to those who ogled more than 400 of them that commanded a presence on the Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday, one of the best of American motors, seemed to be as awesome when designed back in the mid-50’s to what it looks like now. To the hundreds of people who strolled the boards, looking at gleaming, pristine, shiny cars, they got more than an eyeful of these cars and seemed to love them all...

Scout Troop 32 Hosts Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Ocean City Scouts BSA, Boy Troop 32 will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ocean City American Legion Post 524 46th Street and West Ave. in Ocean City The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice, and milk. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds will be used to fund upcoming camping trips and to procure camping equipment and supplies for Troop 32...

Cape May County Announces Flu Clinic Schedule

The Department of Health will be hosting free flu clinics throughout Cape May County from September through November. High-dose flu shots will be offered at senior center clinics while supplies last. For more information call the Nursing Division at (609) 465-1200. “Flu vaccine is your best defense against the seasonal flu,” said health officer Kevin Thomas. According to the Center of Disease Control, flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year...

O.C. Air Show Wows Crowds

Jumps, loops, rolls and a lot of G-forces went into Ocean City’s Air Show on Sunday, with expert skydivers and aerobatic pilots showcasing their talents for the thousands of spectators who marveled at the stunts. Families packed the beaches and lined up along the Boardwalk from Sixth to 14th streets for the Aerobatic Air Show. The crowd also got to see a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter demonstration of a water rescue, planes built in the 1940s and even a T-33, the U.S. Air Force’s first operational jet and a piece of U.S. aviation history. Team Fastrax, a professional skydiving outfit that dedicates every performance to a fallen service member or first responder, has appeared in the air show for three years.

Banner Season for O.C. Beach Tag Sales

Ocean City ended the summer tourism season with slightly more than $4 million in beach tag sales. Both beach tag sales and parking revenue were up compared to 2018, according to Frank Donato, the city's chief financial officer. Great weather was a catalyst for what is considered one of the best summers in recent years.

O.C. Remembers in Solemn 9/11 Ceremony

Walter Perez was a television reporter in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. What began as a typical day, heading out to cover a school strike on a beautiful, sunny day, turned into one of tragedy, terrorist attacks, and a monumental task of covering it. Perez, a reporter with 6abc Action News, was the guest speaker during Ocean City’s “A Day to Remember” ceremony at the Ocean City Tabernacle. In a heartfelt tribute to those lives lost, Perez, the lead reporter for his former station in New York during 9/11, told of how the deadliest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil affected him, what he saw and how he covered it.

O.C. Happenings: Air Show, MS City to Shore Ride

All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend on Sept. 14 and 15. All events are free to attend. The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday (Sept. 14) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II to the present. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax, “America’s Skydiving Team.” It also will include food, music, classic cars and kids’ activities, including the Ocean City Board of Realtors’ popular Bubble Mania. The skydiving team will perform at the Airport Festival at some time after 12 p.m., depending on wind and weather conditions. The half-mile “Runway Run” will return and is open to all ages. It offers a chance for anybody to cover ground normally traversed only by planes. The run will go off at some time between noon and 2 p.m...

Sturdy Savings Bank Promotes Trina McSorley

Sturdy Savings Bank has announced that Trina McSorley, has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. Prior to her promotion, McSorley, who is also Director of Human Resources at Sturdy Savings Bank, worked for the bank in this capacity for eight years, bringing more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources to her position. She also serves as board secretary and assistant corporate secretary for the bank; and holds several certifications, including a senior professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR) from HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute), and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification from SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management)...

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 24

The League of Women Voters of Cape May County will have a representative at the Ocean City Public Library lecture hall, 1735 Simpson Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. to answer questions about voting in New Jersey and to provide voter registration forms and applications for a vote by mail ballot. To be eligible to vote in New Jersey, you must be registered at least 21 days before any election in which you wish to cast a ballot...

Eagles Chaplain Talks of Football and the Bible at O.C. Tabernacle

Philadelphia Eagles team chaplain Ted Winsley is proud of the players. But it isn’t just because of their success on the field, not to mention the coveted 2018 Super Bowl win. It is how his players are spiritually, and the fact that many of them -- about 40 percent -- attend his Bible studies. The team members, he told an audience at the Ocean City Tabernacle in two programs Sunday, share a philosophy he has instilled in them over 18 years as the team’s chaplain.