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O.C. Entrepreneur Stars in Amazon Prime Series “The Web Masters”

For Ocean City resident, Ken Wisnefski, the notion of pursuing a career in TV had faded over time as he focused on establishing and growing several successful digital marketing agencies, including MediaWize, the parent company for the OCNJDaily, Downbeach.com, SomersPoint.com and SeaIsleNews.com.  However, in the back of his mind, he always hoped that some day he may have the opportunity to fulfill his dream. “I’ve been very fortunate to appear on multiple live TV segments, such as Bloomberg News, Fox Business, CNBC and MSNBC, as a guest, but as a fan of shows like Shark Tank and The Profit, I’ve always wanted the chance to leverage my background in to a similar type of show”, said Wisnefski.  “This concept has been in the works for a few years and I am excited to have the chance to give insight to businesses that can truly help them grow”. ‘The Web Masters’ focuses on Ken and his team at WebiMax, a leading digital marketing firm, with their ability to help companies overcome obstacles they encounter with their online presence.  The first episode features celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentis, who needs help with her lifestyle website, Giadzy.com. “Working with Giada was really a great experience for me.  She is an absolute superstar and a genuinely nice person as well”, exclaimed Wisnefski.  “My wife was a bit jealous that I had the opportunity to do a food tasting at her restaurant in Las Vegas during the filming, but it was truly an amazing experience”...

Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Flood Mitigation Plans Set for Dec....

Members of the public are invited to participate in Mayor Jay Gillian's virtual town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, to hear plans to address flooding issues throughout Ocean City. The public and presenters will participate in the meeting only remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Details follow on how to participate.

Red Raider Jake Schneider Named All-State Wide Receiver by USA Today

Ocean City High School wide receiver Jake Schneider got some great news Wednesday: He was selected by USA Today Network as part of 2020’s all-New Jersey first team. “I think it’s a pretty big deal,” Jake said, adding that it’s been some time since an OCHS player made the list.

OCNJ CARE Topic of AARP Webinar Dec. 14

Ocean City AARP Chapter 1062 will host a Zoom webinar on Dec. 14 at 12 noon about the community assistance group OCNJ CARE.  The webinar’s guest speaker, Drew Fasy, is chairman of OCNJ CARE and the topic of discussion will be “What is OCNJ CARE, how do they help our community and what you can do to be involved.” Details follow on how to register for the webinar.

Cape May County Declares Code Blue Weather Advisory

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has declared a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday for all local municipalities. Wind gusts up to 30 mph and temperatures dropping near the freezing mark overnight could pose a danger to the county’s homeless population.

Ocean City High School Moving to Modified Hybrid Learning

Ocean City High School will be moving to a modified hybrid schedule, with adjustments starting Thursday, Dec. 3, the school district announced. This change comes after the Cape May County Department of Health advised the Southeast region, which includes the Ocean City School District, that it moved into a high-risk level for community COVID-19 transmission just last week. The goal is to continue with in-person teaching, but with added safety precautions due to the added risk of COVID transmission. One of the major changes includes removing lunch periods, according to a press release Tuesday.

Special Weather Statement: Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch in effect for Ocean City through 7 p.m. on Monday, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management. People are asked to monitor conditions and be prepared to take immediate shelter for safety.

Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 6 a.m. to noon on Monday. A full-moon tide, southeast winds gusting up to 45 mph and heavy rain are expected to contribute to flooding conditions.

Historic Organ Restoration Committee Releases Holiday CD

The Historic Organ Restoration Committee has released, “Deck the Hall,” the first recording in 22 years of the world’s largest musical instrument – the Midmer-Losh pipe organ with its 33,112 pipes. The "Deck the Hall" CD includes eight distinguished guest organists presenting a variety of holiday favorites on both the Midmer-Losh pipe organ and the W.W. Kimball pipe organ located at historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. On this nearly 74-minute CD, sound from the newly restored Left Stage Chamber of the Midmer-Losh containing over 9,000 pipes will be heard on a professional recording for the first time in 65 years.

Move Over Turkey, it’s Santa’s Time to Shine

Residents and visitors alike were treated to a visit from Santa Claus throughout Ocean City today. Making his way around town on an Ocean City Fire Department truck, the jolly man in the red suit, brought joy and smiles to kids of all ages as the city prepares itself for the holiday season. Four-year-old Silas Deckard was thrilled to see Santa pass through his neighborhood. “I yelled, ‘Hi Santa and I’m pretty sure he heard me. That made me so happy and it was really cool,” Silas exclaimed. His mother, Lauren Deckard, was excited to be able to share in the excitement of Christmas with her son and create new traditions...