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Ocean City Honors Military on Veterans Day

Members of the military were honored, remembered and cherished for their service during a Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the Ocean City Tabernacle.

Ocean City, County Oppose Transmission Line for Offshore Wind Farm

Cape May County and its shore towns presented a united front in opposing plans for an underground transmission line that would cut through environmentally sensitive wetlands and beach lots in Ocean City to connect an offshore wind farm to the land-based power grid. During a Zoom hearing Thursday before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), attorneys representing the county and shore towns criticized the Danish energy company Orsted for its preferred route for the transmission line to serve the proposed Ocean Wind 1 wind farm.

Ocean City Loses Journalist Tim Kelly to Cancer

Tim Kelly was a spokesman, a reporter, an author, a colleague, a friend, a devoted son and father who made it all look easy, even when it wasn’t. After a two-year battle with cancer, the Ocean City resident and writer has died.

Election 2022 Preview

Voters have a lot of choices to make for who their federal, county and local officials will be when ballots are cast and counted on Tuesday. Ocean City residents will choose between who they want to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives. There are also two Cape May County Commissioner seats up, County Surrogate and four seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

Ocean City Teen to Host Fundraiser at Jilly’s for Smile Train

Ocean City teen Rob Malfitano does not pause to ponder what motivates him to host fundraisers to help children receive surgeries for cleft palates. “I believe what helps drive me to keep fundraising is, I always think about the situation I was in, and what would I have wanted someone to do,” Rob said in an interview Friday. “I do it to give back to others and help these kids, because I was in their shoes at one point.” Rob and his family are hosting their third Pinball Wizard Tournament at Jilly’s Arcade and the Boardwalk on Nov. 19 to raise money for Smile Train so that other kids could get the needed operations to live a better life.

School Choirs Sought for “Christmas Chorale” Showcase

Calling all Choir Directors – the “Christmas Chorale” is back for 2022. The South Jersey tradition showcases holiday music from choirs in grades three through 12. Time slots are still available for the Dec. 15 recording day at the newly remodeled Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave.

Mixed-Use Project Approved for Downtown Ocean City

The Ocean City Planning Board gave approval Wednesday night for a project that would transform an undersized lot in the downtown into a building with commercial space on the bottom and two residential units on top.

WoodLuck Clothing Line Offers Array of New Items

Local entrepreneur Jake Brown isn’t just sitting back as his inventory of WoodLuck hoodies, shirts and other merchandise sells online and on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Stainton’s by the Sea. Brown, 25, of Ocean City, creates new clothing pieces, offers new colors and boasts enough stock that repeat customers have an array of comfortable fashions to choose from and newcomers to the WoodLuck brand see what others are talking about.

O.C. Schools Hire Interims for High School and Athletics

Ocean City schools welcomed two new senior-level administrators to the district this month -- both interims.

Shooting Island Topic in Back Bay Lecture Nov. 10

The back bay system and marshlands provide beauty for those living around them on the barrier islands. But the delicate ecosystem is continually at risk due to rising sea levels and coastal storms. The Ocean City Environmental Commission is hosting a lecture titled, "Ocean City’s Back Bays: Past, Present and Future," in person at 7 p.m. at City Hall and on Zoom Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss ways they are working along with students and the city to protect the barrier island.