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Ocean City Farmers Market Gets Sweeter Every Year

The Amoroso family had some serious shopping to do Wednesday morning. They were on a hunt for the best – the freshest – vegetables and fruits around. The Ocean City family was in the right place. They joined a crowd of customers at the Ocean City Farmers Market, a little piece of country at the Jersey Shore offering fresh vegetables and fruits from local fields. The Amorosos displayed their bounty from the morning’s purchases – zucchini, corn and tomatoes. They weren’t done...

Making History With Ocean City Museum Camp

Did you ever wonder who founded Ocean City? What about when the Boardwalk was built? Did you ever hear of a ship named Sindia? These are just some of the questions that will be answered during the Ocean City Historical Museum’s History Camp. Sessions are $25 per child and run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 9-13 and July 16-20 and Aug. 6-10. The camp, in its third year, is sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library, and includes snacks, prizes and a pizza party. Babs Stefano, vice-president of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, said the children love history camp...

Car Buffs Enjoy Antique Car Show in Ocean City

Gwen Wilson isn’t quite old enough to drive, but the Ambler, Pa. girl has some superb taste in wheels. Yet, it seemed as if she liked a 1960 Chevy Corvette for one reason and one reason only. “It’s red,” Gwen, 2, said before her mom Jolaine Wilson scooped her up in her arms. Gwen’s dad, Nick Wilson, didn’t seem to mind that his daughter wanted to linger by the car. He gladly picked her up so the two of them could get a closer look. “It’s a beautiful car,” Nick Wilson said...

Ocean City High School Water Champs Teach Conservation

A group of students have taken their desire to help the environment to the next level; they are creating positive change in their schools and in the community. The Ocean City High School Water Champions with Michael Pomatto’s AP Environmental Science at the helm, spent the entire year working closely with their teacher, and the state Department of Environmental Protection...

Ocean City Board of Education Honors Staff and Student Athletes

Primary School teacher Carrie Merritt was among a host of faculty and students honored for their academic, athletic and professional achievements at the Ocean City Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Schools Superintendent Kathleen Taylor told the packed room that Merritt was named the 2019 Cape May County Teacher of the Year. Merritt follows in the footsteps of Amy Andersen, who won the honor in 2018 and was the state representative for the national honor...

Ocean City Sailing Foundation Helps All Ages Become Mariners

All you need is a towel, a water bottle and a love of the water to start your journey to become a sailor. Classes begin June 25 and run through Aug. 25 at the Ocean City Sailing Foundation at the Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., where top instructors teach children and adults alike how to navigate the bays, the ocean and develop mariner skills that will last a lifetime...

Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 Gives Vacation to Captain and...

U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Joanne Schultze hasn’t had a family vacation with her two teenage girls since 2015. On Sunday afternoon, the Schultze excursion officially began. They headed down to Ocean City to enjoy the sun, sand and shopping, all free of charge, courtesy of the Morvay-Miley American Legion Post 524 and its Veterans Rest & Relaxation Program. A police and fire motorcade with the Legion Riders, led the way to Post 524 at 46th Street and West Avenue, where legion members, their families and dignitaries, awaited the family’s arrival...

Family is key for Ocean City Dad Scott Halliday

Scott Halliday somehow does the impossible. The married father of four, grandfather to 11, of Ocean City, is devoted to his wife of 40 years and their kids and hosts weekly family gatherings. Professionally, he owns a successful general contracting business, Halliday Leonard, with former college roommate, Keith Leonard. Despite all of that, he still manages to volunteer in the community. And the 62-year-old, soft-spoken, affable man, who is quick with a smile, appears to do it all with ease. He learned through his dad and grandfather, both named Albert Halliday, what he should hold highest in importance in life...

Jaime Gialloreto Crowned Miss New Jersey 2018

Miss South Shore Jaime Gialloreto, of Woolwich Township, was crowned Miss New Jersey 2018 Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier in a pageant of unbelievable talent. Gialloreto, cried tears of joy as she hugged fellow contestants who made it into the top five. Gialloreto, 19, Miss Coastal Shores Natalie Ragazzo, of Ocean City, Miss Seashore Line Kyra Seeley, 21, of Middlesex, who was first runner up, Miss Eastern Shore Madison Welsh, 19, of Westville and Miss Central Coast Amanda Rae Ross, 22, of Egg Harbor, held hands and waited for their names to be called...

Ocean City and Wildwood Firefighters Join in Rescue Training

Firefighters must be trained for any type of emergency. And when it comes to training, they have to be up on all the techniques and skills, to be able to save lives in any situation. Crews from the Ocean City Fire Department and the Wildwood Fire Department, both part of the Cape May County Regional Urban Search and Rescue Team (RUST), participated in a confined space drill Thursday. Firefighters had to act quickly and skillfully, to lower one of their own, into a confined space and simulate a rescue scenario...