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County Launches Free On-Demand Shuttle Service in Ocean City

Cape May County is now offering free transportation within Ocean City at any time between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is available to anybody over age 18. The county’s Fare-Free Transportation Program has long provided the same service to seniors, the disabled, veterans and low-income residents. But appointments had to be made as much as three days in advance. Details follow on how to book rides for the on-demand shuttle service.

Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. Steady northeast winds gusting up to 35 mph and higher-than-normal new moon tides are predicted to combine to cause minor flooding over several tide cycles this weekend. The advisory is likely to be extended through Sunday.

CKL Law Group: The Right Combination of Attorneys

How do the founding partners of the new boutique law firm, CKL Law Group, describe themselves? "We like to think of ourselves as storytellers. In our opinion, that is what effective trial attorneys do. We present the law and the evidence in such a way that makes it easy for the judge, jury, or mediator to understand our client’s story. This applies to personal injury cases as well as business litigation.”  From accident cases, product defect claims and employment discrimination actions, to professional liability issues, real estate problems and business disputes, CKL handles all types of civil litigation from Philadelphia to the Shore.

Local Surfers Make Mark at NSSA East Coast Championships

Two young Ocean City surfers won their divisions at the 2020 National Scholastic Surfing Association East Coast Championships held September 11-13 in Carolina Beach, N.C. The top surfers from up and down the coast traveled to enjoy the chance to compete, especially in great surf thanks to multiple hurricanes brewing off the coast, according to a press release. Ocean City's Cruz Dinofa, 11, won the Mini-Grom and the Super Grom divisions, while Ocean City's Mia Gallagher, 14, took top honors winning the coveted Open Womens Title, which puts her name "on the board" along with local surf legends Rob Kelly and Matt Keenan, who won titles in 2007 and 1995, respectively.

Berkshire Hathaway Honors Sales Leaders

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors salutes sales associates in Ocean City for being the office leaders for the month of August 2020.     A list follows of the sales associates who were recognized.

Deadline for 2020 Census Self-Response Coming Up

As the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census fast approaches, Cape May County residents and second homeowners are urged to go online, to call, or to complete the form sent to them by the US Census Bureau. The deadline to participate as a self-response provider is September 30. Census forms and invitations to complete the 2020 Census were mailed to every household in March; follow-up forms were sent in August.

Sturdy Savings Bank Names New CFO

Lisa Eisele has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) at Sturdy Savings Bank, according to a news release. Prior to her promotion, Eisele served as vice president, controller/treasurer for three years for Sturdy Savings.

AARP Chapter 1062 Hosts Election Webinar

Cape May County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti will discuss the plans for in-person and mail-in voting for the November General Election during an AARP Chapter 1062 webinar at noon on Sept. 18. Fulginiti is an election official responsible for the preparation of sample ballots, processing mail-in ballots, filing candidates' nominating petitions and certification of countywide election results, as well as other responsibilities. Details follow on how to register for the free webinar.

O.C. Aquatic and Fitness Center to Offer Exercise Classes

The Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center will offer a fall schedule of outdoor group exercise and indoor water exercise classes to members starting on Monday, Sept. 14. All group exercise classes will be held on the 18th Street turf tennis courts. Members are asked to bring a mask, mat, towel and water. The water exercise classes will be held indoors at the Aquatic and Fitness Center pool. Details follow for two special events.

Ocean City Solemnly Remembers 9/11

The city hosted its annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Friday evening at the headquarters of the Ocean City Fire Department. The message was one of unity and togetherness, drawing on the patriotism that was felt by all in the days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.