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ASL Club Hosts Activist for Deaf Community

Ocean City High School’s American Sign Language Club has invited Nyle DiMarco, role model and activist for the deaf community, to speak at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center on Monday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. DiMarco, winner of “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Next Top Model,” is a leader and ambassador for the deaf community. Born into a multigenerational deaf family, he is an honorary spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) and founder of the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which works to improve the lives of deaf people around the world.

Mayor’s Message: Nov. 22

Mayor Jay Gillian said Ocean City was able to showcase its dredging program and the health of its back bays during a session Thursday at the League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City. "The idea that Ocean City’s program is a model for the rest of the state is a testament to the success of the team we have put together," the mayor said in his weekly message to the public posted Friday on the city's website.

Get Ready for “Earlier than the Bird” Shopping Extravaganza

Ocean City’s “Earlier than the Bird” event is your holiday wake-up call, inviting one and all to come out and shop downtown for pre-holiday savings at all of your favorite shops. The morning of Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to noon is when shoppers can find great deals at stores on Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street through 11th Street. Shoppers are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Free turkeys will be awarded for the best-dressed.

Drama Guild Presents “It’s A Wonderful Life”

The Ocean City Drama Guild presents "It’s A Wonderful Life," a classic holiday tale about George Bailey's dreams of escape and adventure. Show dates are Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City High School’s Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing at Center.

Buildings Falling at Former Car Dealership Site

As Ocean City knockdowns go, this is a big one. The former Perry-Egan Chevrolet, AKA Ocean City Chevrolet, began its fade into history this week to make way for development of a yet-to-be determined number of new homes, or possibly for open space. Chain link fencing surrounded the perimeter of the former dealership on Wednesday afternoon as the old buildings which formerly contained a showroom full of new cars, offices, and the service department, met its date with the heavy demolition equipment. A white sign with red lettering stating “Coming soon 20+ single family homes buildable lots available,” was attached to the fencing. The majority of the buildings and the surrounding asphalt / concrete lots are owned by Klause Enterprises, LLC, of Ocean City. Earlier this year, plans were announced for the homes to be built after negotiations for the property to be purchased by the city ended...

Captains Courageous: Trio of Leaders Set the Tone for OC Football

All successful teams have one thing in common: strong leaders who can keep everyone focused through the good times and the bad. For the Ocean City High Red Raiders, currently 8-2 and a finalist in the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs his weekend, that is certainly the case. And while Coach Kevin Smith and his dedicated assistants have done a great job in this regard, the on-field leadership must come from the players themselves. That is where the three captains of the Raiders come in. The 2019 edition of the Raiders has absolutely benefited from such leadership. Senior captains Chris Armstrong and Brian Beckmann and Jake Inserra, a junior, have set the tone for the successful season that the Raiders have enjoyed thus far. They are also a huge reason O.C. the seventh-seed in the tournament, will be lining up for the championship this Friday night at two-time defending champs and top-seeded Shawnee...

Holiday Train Show Coming to Music Pier

Do you like trains and Christmas displays? Well then, the South Jersey Garden Railroad Society has a treat for you on Dec. 7 and 8th at the Ocean City Music Pier. The model train show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children.

Mayor’s Message: Dredging Contracts

Mayor Jay Gillian gives an update on the requirements that Ocean City's contractors must follow for removing material that is dredged from waterways along the bayfront.

American Legion Meals Return In Spring

The popular Ocean City American Legion Post 524 Sunday morning buffet breakfasts and Wednesday lunches have come to an end for the current year. These events will resume in spring 2020 at the Morvey-Miley Post building located at 46th Street and West Avenue.

‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

The early forecast calls for clear weather on Saturday – ideal conditions to kick off the holiday season along downtown Asbury Avenue. In Ocean City, that means shopping in your pajamas for the “Earlier Than the Bird” celebration. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Anybody (pajama-clad or not) can take advantage of early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street. More details follow for Earlier Than the Bird and other upcoming special events in Ocean City.