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Ocean City Students Promote Bike Safety

In a town like Ocean City, bike safety is crucial. Now that the summer tourism season is getting underway, many bicyclists are out on the roads, bridges and the Boardwalk while sharing the same space with pedestrians and motor vehicle traffic. With the goal of promoting bike safety, Ocean City High School’s TV/Media Program teamed up with the Ocean City Police Department and Tom Heist of Heist Insurance and the chairman of Bike OCNJ, a local bicycling advocacy group. Students had the opportunity to create and submit a public service announcement for a chance to win $1,500 in scholarship money donated by Heist Insurance. Eleven videos were submitted and two were chosen.

Blackjacks Face Destroyers on Road Trip

The Atlantic City Blackjacks (3-3) will head to Columbus to take on the Destroyers (0-6) to start their four-game road trip on Friday, June 7. The Blackjacks sit in second place tied with Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. Starting off the road trip with a win will be crucial to the teams push for the playoffs. Fans can watch live on NBCSP+, ESPN3 or the ESPN app, or listen to the call live on 97.3 ESPN at 7:00 p.m.

Sturdy Savings Bank Sponsors Concert Series for Jersey Shore Pops

Sturdy Savings Bank Director of Retail Banking David Repici recently presented a sponsorship check to Jersey Shore Pops Conductor and Musical Director Linda Gentille. Sturdy Savings Bank is sponsoring the organization’s 2019 Summer Concert Series.

Police Department Getting HERO-Themed Patrol Car

The Ocean City Police Department and the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign are teaming up to promote designated driving in a unique way — on one of the city’s patrol cars. In the first of its kind, an Ocean City police car will feature HERO Campaign signage aimed at preventing drinking and driving. When not on patrol, the cruiser will be displayed at community events, on the Boardwalk and at local schools to educate students and the public about the importance of responsibility and the dangers of drinking and driving.

Star of Broadway’s “Frozen” to Perform With O.C. Pops and Join...

The star of the Broadway version of Disney’s “Frozen” will be the featured performer for a special Ocean City Pops concert July 14 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Caissie Levy, who is currently starring as Elsa in the stage production of “Frozen,” also will join Chubby Checker and Kate Flannery as a special guest in the 65th annual Night in Venice boat parade on July 13. Tickets are on sale now for Levy’s show, and registration is open for anybody who would like to participate in Night in Venice as part of the boat parade or home decorating contest.

Republic Bank Donates to Ocean City’s American Legion

Republic Bank has become a Master Sponsor for Ocean City American Legion Post 524 and its Annual Golf Tournament to be held September 16, 2019 at Harbor Pines Golf Club, by donating $5,000 for local veteran causes. Republic Bank will be opening a new location at 9th Street and West Avenue in Ocean City in 2020.

Hoy’s 5&10 is the Fun Place to Shop

Hoy’s 5&10 has been the fun place to shop for over 75 years. It is not your typical 5&10 store, but it does have items you remember from years ago, plus all of the latest toys and beach apparel. Hoy’s 5&10 has always been the “store” for shopping at the Jersey Shore for everything you need for the beach, but it offers so much more. With four locations in Avalon, Stone Harbor and two in Ocean City, each store is customized to its clientele.

Small Plane Emergency Landing on Ocean City Beach

At approximately 8:35am on June 1, 2019 a small single engine Cessna plane conducted a successful emergency landing on an empty beach in the area of 49th Street in Ocean City. The plane was occupied/piloted by one person who was uninjured...

Letters From Around the World: Final Journey

In the fifth and final installment of his Letters From Around the World, Ocean City author Henry Bender closes out his globe-hopping cruise with a safari stop in South Africa’s Schotia Game Reserve. There, he and his wife, Karen, see lions, elephants, rhinos and other exotic animals in the wild and learn that some of them may soon face extinction because of poaching.

Mayor’s Message: May 31

Mayor Jay Gillian announced that all paving for Ocean City's road and drainage project south of 55th Street is expected to be finished by next Friday. That will end the season for the city's spring road improvements. Work on new projects will resume after Labor Day as the city continues its aggressive capital improvement plan, the mayor announced Friday in his weekly message posted on the municipal website.