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Former Teacher Lorie Rice Makes New Profession a Family Affair

Lorie Rice found the perfect way for both she and her husband to work outside of the home and still manage to find quality time to raise their children in Ocean City. Rice quit her job as an art teacher in Atlantic City after 12 years, worked as a wellness coach for a while, and then, in October 2017, she began her journey into the life of real estate, to be alongside her husband Brad Rice. They work for Patrick Halliday Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, 754 Asbury Ave...

Hundreds Turn Out in Ocean City For 2018 Women’s March

Colleen Loughlin and Joan Costello, with matching signs that said, “Jersey Strong Sisters,” headed to Ocean City Saturday morning because they had to stand for what they believe in. “I’m trying to help my country. I don’t want to see it destroyed” Loughlin, of Galloway, said. “What’s going on now affects all of us.” Costello, also of Galloway, remarked, “We are World War II babies. We don’t want to see everything that was built up over our lifetime, torn down.” The women were just a couple of about 600 people who attended a peaceful rally and march for Ocean City’s 2018 Women’s March, organized by Suzanne Forrest...

Zoo Comes to Ocean City Primary School

There weren’t any monkeys, giraffes, or tigers, but there was a skunk, a cavy and an alligator, some special guests that intrigued students at the Ocean City Primary School Friday at a special Parent Teacher Association-sponsored event. “Eyes on sides, time to hide. Eyes in front. It’s time to hunt,” Kendra Verity, from the Cape May County Zoo said into a microphone explaining to children how some of the critters may be timid because they are prey animals...

Ocean City Realtor, Maureen Schneider, Has Flair for Design

Maureen Schneider knows there is a lot that goes into selling a house, especially in Ocean City, where there are hundreds of realtors, limited housing stock, and all kinds of budgets. But Schneider, an agent at Patrick Halliday - Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, 754 Asbury Ave., brings a special kind of experience. She has bought, remodeled and sold homes, and has her own interior design, renovation and home staging consulting company...

Ocean City Officials Honor Late Housing Authority Commissioner Ed Speitel

Ed Speitel loved Ocean City. He loved working at a pizzeria on the Boardwalk as a teen. He loved spending time on the beach with his teen sweetheart, who later became his beautiful bride, Diane, raising their two children, enjoying their four grandchildren. And he loved giving back to the community he called home because helping others to live a better life was his passion. Speitel, an Ocean City Housing Authority commissioner, died on Sept. 11 at just 61. His legacy will live on with a new affordable housing project to be named in his honor. He will also be remembered for all the ways he has touched the lives of those around him from praise, to advice, to guidance, to a laugh...

Judge Gives More Time in Ocean City’s Eminent Domain Keller Williams...

A legal fight over property at the corner of Bay Avenue and Ninth Street overlooking the main gateway into Ocean City will continue — at least for a couple more weeks. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez told the city and the owner of Keller Williams, Paul Chiolo, who has plans to build a corporate office there, to try to reach an agreement, Chiolo said after a hearing in civil court in Atlantic City on Tuesday...

Ocean City Bayfront Property, Endless Opportunities

Picture this: You’re sitting in a comfy chair, sipping a fresh brewed latte at a bayfront coffeehouse in Ocean City, taking in a spectacular sunset, while a musician sings a tune and strums on an acoustic guitar. The location, 200 Bay Ave. in Ocean City, boasts a large lot and deep-water boat slip and awaits the perfect buyer. There are residential, rental and commercial possibilities in this mixed-use property, so there is something for all buyers seeking bayfront property...

Seal Chills Out on Ocean City Beach

When Jill Nuss took her dog Sunny for an early morning walk on the beach in Ocean City Friday, it was like any other stroll. Sunny, a standard poodle, romped in the sands and explored the water’s edge. And then it happened. While heading to the 24th Street beach, Sunny pulled on the leash and barked continuously. Quickly, what was routine turned into something quite different. “She was dragging me. There was so much fog, I couldn’t see much, and then all of a sudden, I saw a seal lying on the beach,” Nuss, of Ocean City, said. “I thought it was hurt.” Sunny barked at the seal, but didn’t get real close, Nuss said...

Ocean City Planning Board Paves Way for Affordable Housing Project

The Ocean City Planning Board approved a $4.2 million affordable housing project Wednesday night for senior citizens that will be developed by the city’s Housing Authority. The board found that the project is consistent with the city’s master plan and gave its approval for a 20-unit two-story building on Sixth Street and West Avenue. The building will be constructed on what is now a parking lot adjacent to the authority’s Bay View Manor housing complex. It will be funded by a Hurricane Sandy recovery grant...

OCHS Rallies for 2018 National Teacher of the Year Finalist, Amy...

Even after becoming the state’s top teacher and candidate for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Amy T. Andersen still felt in awe when people packed the gym Wednesday at Ocean City High School for a pep rally in the American Sign Language teacher’s honor. “This is overwhelming to see all of the students and the administration pulling together and supporting me. It is a testament to the school district, and why I have enjoyed teaching here for 14 years,” Andersen said, prior to the start of the program...