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Mayor’s Message: Oct. 8

In his weekly message to the public, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday that he and his family are celebrating the marriage of his daughter. His message follows.

Soccer Star Summer Reimet Gets Her Kicks, Sets Scoring Record

Kathy Reimet signed up her daughter, Summer, for soccer at age three to introduce her to a game she played and loved. She wanted to give her daughter an opportunity to fall in love with the game, too. Summer took to it like a bee to honey. Now a senior, Summer Reimet became the all-time leading scorer for the Ocean City High School girls soccer team, breaking the record set just last year by Faith Slimmer, who graduated in 2021.

Assemblyman Antwan McClellan Named Citizen of the Year

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it has named state Assemblyman Antwan McClellan as the 2021 Citizen of the Year. The awards ceremony will be held at the Chamber’s dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Flanders Hotel.

Ocean City Wins Dual Cross Country Meet

On Senior Day, the Ocean City High School boys and girls cross country teams outran visiting Egg Harbor Township to sweep the Eagles on Tuesday. The girls team, led by second place finisher Grace McAfee, defeated the Eagles, 21-37, while on the boys' side, senior Owen Ritti helped lead his team to victory, 17-46.

Fall Block Party, Fireworks and More

Ocean City’s premier autumn event – the Fall Block Party – will go off rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. More than 400 crafters, food vendors and entertainers will line a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The Block Party helps draw tens of thousands of people to Ocean City for Columbus Day Weekend. Details follow on the Fall Block Party and other special events coming to Ocean City in October.

N.J. Makes Changes to Landlord-Tenant Law

As the summer’s seasonal rental population begins winding down along the coast, the eyes of local landlords and tenants turn to longer lease terms and the benefits that come with living at the Jersey Shore during the “off-season” months between September and May. Recent changes to the law and court procedures in New Jersey, because of the pandemic, will affect how both landlords as well as existing/potential tenants protect themselves and the roof over their heads. This article outlines the changes.

Mayor’s Message: Oct. 1

Mayor Jay Gillian paid tribute to the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce on its 100th anniversary. "All the people who have invested in property here, everybody who makes Ocean City their home, and all our loyal guests should be grateful to our Chamber members. Ocean City is a much better place for all their hard work. I hope you all will join me in congratulating the Chamber and wishing them another century of outstanding success," he said in his weekly message to the public Friday. His entire message follows.

Ocean City Sponsors Halloween House Decorating Contest

Registration is open for the second annual Halloween House Decorating Contest in Ocean City. The contest encourages everybody to get in the spirit of the holiday in a safe and fun way. Registration information follows.

New “StoryWalk” to Open Oct. 11

The Ocean City Free Public Library and the Ocean City Environmental Commission have teamed up for a StoryWalk at a new location. Everybody is invited to visit the bicycle path along Haven Avenue from 26th Street to 28th Street to ride along the path while reading "A Day In The Salt Marsh," written by Kevin Kurtz and illustrated by Consie Powell. The StoryWalk will be on display beginning Monday, Oct. 11 and continue through Friday, Nov. 5.

New Owls Arrive at Cape May County Zoo

The Cape May County Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a breeding pair of Eurasian Eagle Owls. Eurasian Eagle Owls originate from the woodlands, desert and mountainous regions of Northern Africa, Asia and Europe. With a wingspan over 6 feet, they are the largest owl in the world. The Cape May County Zoo's new pair consists of 4-year-old male Quasimodo and 12-year-old female Esmerelda.