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The Ocean City Beach Patrol scored points in every event Friday evening at the Atlantic City Classic to secure a second place team finish overall. Longport, the defending South Jersey champions, won three out of the four events to take the team title, while host Atlantic City placed third. The Atlantic City Classic consists of four events: a doubles row, swim, singles row and the newest addition, the rescue relay.
Ominous storm clouds over the Boardwalk didn’t deter visitors from touring Ocean City Fishing Club’s ﬁshing pier and helping the local food cupboard at an open house Thursday evening. While learning about the history of the club and its pier, watching ﬁshing demonstrations and enjoying the views of the ocean and beachfront, the 425 visitors also contributed 82 pounds of non-perishable food items and donated $100 to the Ocean City Food Cupboard. An anonymous donor matched the cash collected, raising the total to $200.
Don't feed the sea gulls! In his weekly message to the public Friday, Mayor Jay Gillian said he has been hearing many more complaints this summer about aggressive sea gulls swooping down and snatching food from people on the beach and Boardwalk. He said some people think it's funny to feed the gulls and see them swarm. He wants it to stop. He noted that feeding sea gulls and other wildlife in Ocean City is against the law. In the meantime, city officials plan to work with Boardwalk merchants on plans to deter the pesky birds from pilfering food, including giving people enclosed containers for their takeout meals, the mayor said.
Students in Ocean City High School's 2019 media programs teamed up with the Ocean City Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit to produce these public safety announcements on bicycle safety. The videos are a reminder of the importance of following the law when it comes to traffic safety in Ocean City, NJ. The team of Ali Jane Robel, Anna McCabe and Karen Greenwood and a second team of Kayla Killian and Nathan Goudie were chosen as winners by the Traffic Safety Unit and Bike OCNJ. See the winning videos...
Ruth Graham, daughter of Ruth and Billy Graham, will speak at the Ocean City Tabernacle at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, July 21. Graham brings a new Biblical perspective to her journey of faith, sharing her story of trials common to all -- her own divorce, her teenage daughter's two pregnancies, and going back to school at age 40. At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Steve Green will perform in concert at the Tabernacle. The son of missionary parents, Green was raised in South America. Throughout his 34 years of ministry, Green has been honored with four Grammy nominations, 18 No. 1 songs, seven Dove Awards, and has been inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.
The National Weather Service is warning of dangerously hot conditions starting Wednesday afternoon and continuing into Sunday, with temperatures soaring well into the 90s. Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings may need to be expanded and extended as we go through the week. Heat Index values will range from 100 to 105 Wednesday and Thursday and from 105 to 110 on Friday through Sunday. The highest heat index values are expected to occur on Saturday.
On Saturday, July 20, the Exchange Club of Ocean City is hosting its 33rd Annual Boat-Only Fishing Tournament. The registration fee is $175 to compete for money and prizes. Top Prize for each category of Flounder and Bluefish is $1,000. Second Place is $500. Third Place is $300. Fishing is 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Awards and barbecue will follow at 5 p.m. at Tight Lines Bait and Tackle, 820 Bay Ave., in Somers Point.
The Ocean City Fine Arts League announced the winners in the “Jersey Shore” Art Show and Exhibition for July and August. First place: Donna Mindish, Northfield, “OC Beach and Boardwalk at Sunset,” pastel. Second place: Donna Moore, Ocean City, “59th St. Pier,” black and white photo. Third place: Dana Shepard, Ocean City, “Drift Away,” driftwood and fused glass.
The City of Ocean City will hold its annual Bicycle Auction 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 17, at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road (off Tennessee Avenue). The city lets anybody bid on used bicycles that have been deemed by the Ocean City Police Department to be abandoned or unclaimed. Approximately 100 bicycles and other items will be for sale. In a typical auction, successful bids range from $1 to $350. The event provides a great opportunity to purchase bikes at low cost. Registration for the auction begins at 9 a.m., and a driver’s license, passport or valid ID is required to register. A listing of other upcoming Ocean City events in July follows.