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Ocean City Intermediate School Shows Kindness

The Ocean City Intermediate School recently completed the Middle School Kindness Challenge. The contest developed by Stand for Children and sponsored by AASA (The School Superintendents Association) is geared toward continued growth in acts of kindness, according to a press release...

Mayor’s Update: September 14

City Council last night voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of the former car dealership lot next to the Ocean City Community Center. Council also took the first steps toward acquiring other adjacent parcels. I’m not sure we’ll ever get another chance like this to protect an entire city block, and I believe that if we were to walk away from this deal, dense residential development would be inevitable...

North End Neighborhood Drainage Project Update

Feriozzi Concrete will finish work on Fifth street between West Avenue and Bay Avenue, restoring curb gutter and sidewalks. Pipe crews will continue installing main on Seventh street working from Bay Avenue to West Avenue. Paving crews will start...

Ocean City Happenings: Air Show Weekend

All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend on Sept. 15 and 16. All events are free to attend. The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show will bring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world to put on a show over the beach and Boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Walk for the Wounded Sept. 22 Includes Homecoming Celebration For Local...

When walkers, sponsors, and supporters of the Tenth Annual Walk for the Wounded gather on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, Sept. 22, they will be doing more than raising funds and awareness for our nation’s injured soldiers. They will also be celebrating the return of a local hero. After 18 months of service in the Middle East, United States Army Specialist Cole Gasperini, who was raised in Somers Point, will return to a warrior’s welcome.

OCHS Football Unveils New Tackle Technology

The Ocean City School District announced the Football MVP of the Year – the MVP Drive. It’s the world’s first self-righting, remote controlled tackling dummy from Rogers Athletic Company and was designed to create safer football practices.

Mayor’s Storm Update: Sept. 11

Mayor Jay Gillian's update on Hurricane Florence: Hurricane Florence remains on a track that would bring the powerful storm to the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday. Even though it appears that Ocean City will be spared the worst of the wind, rain and storm surge, I ask all of you to continue to pay attention. Florence is a big system, and a slight turn in its path could make a big difference for Ocean City.

Ocean City’s Sept. 11 Ceremony Moved to Tabernacle

Due to the weather forecast, Ocean City’s annual “A Day to Remember” memorial ceremony will be held indoors at the Ocean City Tabernacle at 550 Wesley Ave. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, and had previously been scheduled to take place in front of the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Asbury Avenue.

Ocean City Police Activity Report Sept. 2–8

Ocean City Police Department Activity Report for the week of Sept. 2-8. There were 626 total calls for service and a daily average of 89 calls.

Ocean City’s American Legion Salutes Marine Vet With Family Vacation

Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bobby Raditz of Mays Landing and his family were welcomed to Ocean City's American Legion Post 524 on Sunday for a week’s vacation, courtesy of the organization’s Rest and Relaxation Program. Now in its fifth year, the program offers free vacations to about two military families each year.