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On Friday, Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m. Colleen Bingham, Assistant Director/Ship Coordinator with the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability, will present a virtual presentation on Medicare in the auditorium at the Ocean City library via Zoom. This is open to current beneficiaries and those who will be reaching age 65. Details follow on how to register.
The dogs will have their day at a new event on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 23. Leashed dogs will be permitted on the Boardwalk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23. Activities will include dog-specific vendors at the Ocean City Music Pier, photo-op stations and the Humane Society’s announcement of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year.”
The Ocean City PTA will host a public Q&A forum for the Ocean City School Board candidates on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ocean City Free Public Library’s Chris Maloney Lecture Hall located at 1735 Simpson Avenue. The event will be attended by nine of the 11 candidates and will be moderated by radio personality Maryann McElroy.
The Ocean City High School girls soccer team, coming off an overtime win against Millville in the first round, defeated visiting Mainland, 2-0, to capture the Cape Atlantic League championship Monday. Kasey McDonnell and Summer Reimet both scored for the Red Raiders, who avenged their overtime loss to Mainland less than a week ago on the same field.
The New Jersey Association of Counties recognized Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes as "County Commissioner of the Year" at the annual convention held in Atlantic City on Oct. 12-13. Hayes, of Ocean City, was presented with the Maurice Fitzgibbons Commissioner of the Year Award.
The inaugural Ocean City High School Crew Back Bay Chase Race was held Saturday morning on the waterways south of the 34th Street Bridge. The Ocean City Women’s Varsity 1 boat took first in their division. The Ocean City Men’s Varsity 1 boat took second in their division behind St. Augustine Prep.
Anyone who has stopped by a field hockey game in Ocean City over the past 10 years or so has inevitably noticed Mikenzie Helphenstine standing along the sidelines. A decorated player during her tenure as a Red Raider in the late 1990s, Helphenstine has continued to be a fixture with Ocean City field hockey for much of the past 20 years. So on Thursday, after a 4-1 victory over rival Mainland, the Ocean City field hockey program – past and present – took time to honor Helphenstine, affectionately known as “Coach H,” for her dedication and commitment to the program and her strength and determination to continue her fight against breast cancer.
The Ocean City field hockey team defeated Mainland 4-1 on Thursday afternoon in front of their home fans for their annual pink game to raise awareness for breast cancer. The victory extended their winning streak to 11 games and improved their record to 14-1. Mainland dropped to 8-7-1 on the season. Julia Neff led all scorers with one goal and two assists. Sophia Tucker, Camryn Flynn and Carly Hanin each added a goal, while Nicole Carey contributed an assist.