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St. Peter’s to Hold Holiday Concert Dec. 14

Tenor John Taylor joins the 55-voice Angelus Chorus directed by Richard Stanislaw in a concert of traditional Christmas music, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Eighth and Central Avenue in Ocean City. The program includes Taylor singing “O Holy Night” and several other selections. He combines with the Chorus for “God Bless Us Every One,” made famous by Andrea Bocelli.

Search on For Missing Kite Surfer Near O.C.

The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City on Thanksgiving evening. Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911 notifying them of a kite surfer reportedly wearing all black seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500 yards off Corson Inlet at around 3:20 p.m.

Remembering Inky, the Thanksgiving Whale

It was 1994 on Thanksgiving Day when a female pygmy sperm whale ended up stranded on a beach in Longport. Police and volunteers gave up their dinners to watch over the whale until the Marine Mammal Stranding Center arrived. The whale was in very poor condition and wouldn’t survive without immediate care. It was transported to the stranding center, a flurry of phone calls were made, and the Coast Guard agreed to airlift the dolphin-sized whale by helicopter to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. When she arrived in Baltimore she was weak, dehydrated and in shock. There were no obvious signs of any sickness or injuries. She had poor muscle tone and seemed malnourished. Marine veterinarians could not figure out what was wrong and they didn’t expect her to live ...

O.C. Police Catch Car Burglar

The Ocean City Police Department has charged a 17-year-old male from Atlantic City with the theft of two motor vehicles, both recovered by police, and over 65 burglaries of motor vehicles and the theft of items from those same motor vehicles, according to a press release. A majority of the incidents occurred this past week. However, some of the incidents date back to July of 2019.

Mayor’s Update – Nov. 27

I’m sad to report on the passing of one of Ocean City’s finest citizens, Tommy Miles Jr., over the weekend. He and his wife, Mary Hayward-Miles, had been honored at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration with the Business Leadership Award in recognition of their contributions to the economic vitality and charitable service of the black community in Ocean City. He and Mary have lived in town for 57 years, raised a family here and worshipped at Shiloh Baptist Church. He was the owner of Tommy Miles Window Cleaning and Painting, and he also worked for Ocean City until his retirement. Most of all, Tommy was known for his kindness and generosity – he could always be counted on to help others regardless of the circumstances. I hope you all will join Michele and me in extending our deepest condolences to Mary, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all of their friends and family...

‘Christmas in the Downtown’ on Black Friday

Santa is coming to town, so get ready for the holidays in Ocean City. Festivities begin Friday with the "Christmas in the Downtown -- Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue" celebration. Yes, boys and girls, Santa will make a special appearance. Following are more details on Christmas in the Downtown and other upcoming special events through the holiday season.

‘Roy Gillian Day’ Celebrated in Ocean City

Roy Gillian, former Ocean City mayor and father of Mayor Jay Gillian, will be honored Tuesday night in a City Council proclamation. City Council and Mayor Gillian have proclaimed Nov. 25 as "Roy Gillian Day" in Ocean City in celebration of his 90th birthday. Members of the public are invited to the City Council meeting 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to wish Roy Gillian a happy birthday.

Sealed Bid Auction for Ocean City Home

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach is hosting a sealed bid auction on a newly constructed Gardens property at 15 E. Dundee Road in Ocean City. Originally listed at $1,675,000, the property will now sell at $1,125,000 or above. All bids are to be hand delivered to Berkshire Hathaway, 109 34th Street, Ocean City, by Friday, Nov. 29. This eastside Gardens home is stunning with its southern coastal feel and is a quick walk to the beach. Beautifully crafted by premier custom builder, Whale Beach Builders, the house boasts five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.

Bay Avenue Construction Update

The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street. Following are details for construction work scheduled during the week of Nov. 25 to 29.

Thanksgiving Service Tuesday at Ocean City Tabernacle

The public is invited to attend the annual community Thanksgiving service that will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Ocean City Tabernacle at 550 Wesley Avenue. The gathering is sponsored by the interdenominational Ocean City Ecumenical Council. People of all faiths are invited.