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HERO Campaign Walk-Run: Fun Way to Deliver Serious Message

Ocean City and the HERO Campaign are perfect together. “It’s been a wonderful partnership,” said Bill Elliott, founder and CEO of the organization that prevents drunken driving by promoting the use of designated drivers. “There is nothing we could have wished for that Ocean City hasn’t provided." More than 1,000 participants are expected this Sunday for the Eighth Annual John R. Elliott HERO Walk and 5 Kilometer Run on the Boardwalk.

OCFD Open House Welcomes Community

Asbury Avenue was ablaze in community outreach Friday night. The annual Open House of the Ocean City Fire Department and firefighters’ union IAFF Local 4032 attracted more than 1,000 people to the Fire Headquarters at 5th and Asbury. The free, family-friendly event gave the department and union the opportunity to show off equipment, conduct demonstrations and games that drove home the important lessons of fire safety.

Red Raiders Look to Bounce Back at Triton

The Ocean City Red Raiders football team has another tough test Friday night when they travel to Runnemede, Camden County, to take on Triton. The game, which kicks off at 7 p.m., is an intriguing matchup of division leaders in the West Jersey Football League. Triton stands atop the WJFL National at 3-0 (3-2 overall) while OC is 3-1 overall and at 3-0 in sole possession of first place in the Independence Division.

“Great Boardwalk Fire” of 1927 Re-shaped Ocean City

The year was 1927. Babe Ruth smacked 60 home runs as a prelude to his New York Yankees’ World Series sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Aviator Charles Lindbergh piloted his “Spirit of St. Louis” from New York to Paris in the first solo transatlantic flight. And a devastating fire of unknown origin destroyed nearly eight blocks of the Ocean City Boardwalk and surrounding areas. All three events signaled tipping points in history.

Ocean City Football Team Remains Busy on Bye Week

The Ocean City High School football team will not see action again until next Friday night, Oct. 12, but that doesn’t mean there is time to relax. The coaching staff is busy scouting the next opponents and studying film. Fans and boosters are gearing up for the next game. And then there is lifting, lifting and more lifting. Next Friday at 7 p.m., the Red Raiders travel to Runnemede, Camden County, to face Triton in a non-league game.

Local Woman’s Effort Bolsters Fight Against Opioid Addiction

To understand the extent of the opioid addiction crisis in the United States, one needs only to speak to Sally Onesty. Onesty, of Ocean City, lost her son Tyler to addiction in March 2017, and has since become a passionate advocate in the battle against opioids. For all of Onesty’s hard work and advocacy, she is just one person. However, on October 6, the third annual “Knock Out Opioid Addiction Day” will take place statewide to raise awareness and provide information and resources for those who need help and for their family members.

Red Raiders Fall to St. Augustine

Although Ocean City came out on the short end of the 38-6 score to St. Augustine Prep on Friday night, the Red Raiders acquitted themselves much better than the final scoreboard math would indicate. “I was proud of the effort,” Coach Kevin Smith said. “Our guys played hard and that is the first prerequisite of a winning football team.”

Ocean City Football Team Faces Big Test Against St. Augustine

Two football teams in search of an identity clash Friday night at Carey Stadium, when Ocean City High School hosts St. Augustine Prep. Kickoff in this intriguing non-league game is set for 7 p.m. The Raiders are 3-0 and have looked very impressive at times. However, their opponents have a combined record of 2-9 thus far. A win over the perennially tough Hermits would give them a resume-building win.

Red Raiders Look to Improve to 3-0 at Absegami

The Ocean City High School football team will attempt to improve its record to 3-0 on Friday night when the Red Raiders travel to Absegami to take on the Braves in a West Jersey Football League Independence Division game. It’s a 7 p.m. kickoff for the game at the Galloway Township school on Wrangleboro Road, which is just off the Jimmie Leeds Road exit of the Garden State Parkway.

Rising Ocean Temps Give Beachgoers Warm Feelings

Come on in! The water’s fine! Or perhaps more accurately, we should say it’s warm. Over the last two weeks and before that since roughly mid-August, the ocean temperature in Ocean City has ranged between the mid to high 70s and actually topped 80 degrees several times just before Hurricane Florence’s effects moved into the area.