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Ocean City American Legion Post 524 First in the Country to...

The Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 will be the first in the country to offer a medical service that will help members get the care they need with the convenience of it close to home. The new service, telehealth, is part of a Veteran Affairs pilot program and will be available through appointment at the American Legion, 46th Street and West Avenue. A physician’s assistant or nurse from the VA will come to the post to provide check-ups and routine care and the information will be transmitted to the physicians at either the Philadelphia or Wilmington, Delaware VA hospitals...

Ocean City’s Blockbuster Weekend Jumpstarts 2018 Tourism Season

Where else could you begin your day with a sighting of 1970’s and 80’s TV star Erik Estrada, view hundreds of basset hounds waddling down a Boardwalk, followed by a night watching a bunch of guys in their golden years on stage dancing to the beat while holding up some heavy hams? You guessed it. Only in Ocean City. A pairing of two hilarious events, Ocean City’s 33rd annual Doo Dah Parade and the 2018 Mr. Mature America Pageant brought plenty of laughter and plenty of visitors to “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” “The two events are natural together,” Ocean City spokesman Doug Bergen said of combining the parade with the pageant, which is in its fifth year...

Ocean City Resident Wins Mr. Mature America 2018

They strutted, sauntered, scooted and did their best sashays holding heavy hams. But in the end, there could be only one Mr. Mature America - one senior who proved to the judges and the audience that filled the Music Pier Saturday night - that you are never too old show ’em what you got. Contestants ranged in age from 58 to 73. The contestant who took home the sash and crown, was...

American Legion 524 Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters

Bill Cruice was commander of American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 in 2000, when he organized a drive for the veterans to have a meeting place, one where they could share their memories, enjoy camaraderie and hold events. On Saturday, the 84-year-old reflected on how he and other post members, there were 30 at the time, knocked on doors and began the long journey to having their own building. The post, which grew to 450 members in 17 years, leased space in four different locations...

Two Ocean City School Principals Awarded for Excellence

Haines won the Healthy Educator Award through AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children initiative for his efforts to instill healthy behaviors and attitudes in the Intermediate School’s student and staff populations. He has helped initiate Mindful Mondays at the school, during which the entire student body takes time to breathe and meditate at the start of the school day. For both students and staff, Haines has led the introduction of yoga, which is supported by a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Health and Wellness Grant. With its Sustainable Jersey funding, the Ocean City Intermediate School (OCIS) has started offering after-school yoga lessons to students in fourth through eighth grades. The yoga equipment purchased with this funding also benefits teachers and staff during yoga sessions on in-service days, according to the release...

Humane Society of Ocean City Hosting Woofstock

The Humane Society of Ocean City presents Woofstock at Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens Street in West Cape May, Sunday, April 29. Jeffrey Gaines will be performing a special benefit concert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to bring awareness to the needs of shelter animals and a call for education and training so that all animals find the loving home they deserve...

Local Business That Is Shockingly Good At Watt They Do

Dimitri Georgopoulos, owner of Geo Electric, 2051 Route 50 in Woodbine, keeps a slip of paper on the wall by his desk. It is a reminder of how he runs his business. Be on time. Be on budget. And always give the customer the highest quality service. “I love doing my job and I want my workers to do it to the best of their ability,” Georgopoulos said amid multi-tasking Tuesday morning. “Electrical work is really fascinating. You are taking so much power that is hiding behind a little screw.” He flipped through work orders that filled his desk, all neatly arranged in four rows. From wiring additions, new kitchens and bathrooms, to rewiring an old house, a commercial building or an apartment complex, business is booming...

Lunch with Miss America, Memories for a Lifetime

Anna Silverberg had to make sure she looked just right for her photo with Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, who was at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro, 637 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City Sunday afternoon for a meet and greet. So, Anna, a 3 ½ year-old from Egg Harbor township, walked up to Mund who was all smiles, paused, and took off her jacket. Now Anna was picture-ready. Anna’s big brother Nick, 7, and their parents Christine and Adam watched in amusement as did a full room of spectators waiting to get their photo taken with Mund...

“Girls” Take Over This Weekend in Ocean City

Cathy Randazzo held up a tan jacket outside of the Tah-Dah boutique, 952 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City Saturday afternoon seeking her gal pals’ opinions as she tossed a blue and gold scarf over the garment. “We like the jacket. The scarf has too much gold,” Randazzo’s friend Lacye Ciccarelli chimed in. So that was the answer...

Girls Weekend in Ocean City Kicks Off in Style

They struck a pose, sashayed down the runway, showed off what’s hot for spring and summer, and pumped up the crowd at a fashion show Friday night to kick off Girls Weekend in Ocean City. Business owners, residents and even City Council members showed off their threads at the cool event held at Glazed Over Studios, 704 Asbury Ave. Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman co-hosted the show with Miss America 2018 Cara Mund...