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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.

O.C. Schools Celebrate First Day with Pep Rally and Cheers

Instead of just opening the doors in the ordinary, regular, and lackluster way some districts begin a new year, Ocean City celebrates with a party of sorts. Pop music played as students got off the buses at Ocean City High School on Thursday morning. School staff, led by Jill Berenato, Kathy Sykes and Kelly Halliday, who used bullhorns to call out hellos to students, began the opening day festivities. Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor, High School Principal Matt Jamison and Athletic Director Geoffrey Haines were some of the administrators who greeted the students.

Gulls Beware: Raptors Staying Longer in O.C.

Seagulls, don’t start planning your weekend food attacks in Ocean City just yet. The raptors will be watching you for a little longer. According to Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen, the city has extended its agreement with East Coast Falcons, a company hired by the city to frighten the pesky gulls, through Columbus Day weekend. Columbus Day weekend coincides with the city's popular Fall Block Party festival that annually draws tens of thousands of visitors to town.

Crowds Soak up Last Hours of Labor Day

One word could sum up the sentiment of families on the beaches around Ocean City on Labor Day afternoon – sad. Sad because the unofficial last hours of summer were upon them. “We came down for the last hurrah,” said Jamie VanNorden, of Macgungie, Pa. “We wanted to get in the last drops of summer.”

Crowds Delight in Labor Day Weekend Kickoff

Families took to the beaches and Boardwalk on Saturday with one resonating theme, enjoy Labor Day weekend in Ocean City and the last weeks of summer. “This is our first time in Ocean City. We like places with boardwalks and heard good things about it here,” said Hemil Maniar, of central Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Neha Sinha, waited in line to get their daily beach tags. Their big holiday plans, at least for the next few hours, consisted of, above all, one very important thing. “We are going to lay down on the beach. Nothing special, just relax and catch up on some of our books,” Maniar said.

Cape May County Honors Pharmacies on Opioid Awareness Day

Two Cape May County pharmacies were honored for the steps they have taken to combat the opioid epidemic. Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson visited Village Pharmacy in Marmora, and Walmart in Rio Grande, on Opioid Awareness Day to honor steps both businesses have taken. Those pharmacies provide individuals with an at-home disposal solution for extra prescription drugs that the individual may not need. Both companies have taken other steps to reduce the community’s dependence of opioids as well...

Mayor’s Message: Aug. 30

Dear Friends, I would like to thank everybody for making the summer of 2019 such a successful one. Summer is busy, fun and always too short. Please take the time to enjoy the holiday weekend with your family, friends and neighbors. Just a couple quick reminders...

O.C. Guarded Beaches After Labor Day Listed

The Department of Fire and Rescue Services announces that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will continue to guard the following beaches after Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2, 2019)...