April 29, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - In this beach vacation haven, home to the largest number of Jersey Shore summer rentals, they really thought they would be cleaning up this season - and not just from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Ocean City, along with most other Cape May County barrier-island towns, sustained far less damage than many northern beach communities. Recovery of public spaces and rental properties has been swift in a place that counts on the lucrative summer tourism season. Other places, such as Seaside Heights in Ocean County, where Sandy pulled amusement rides into the surf and destroyed miles of boardwalk and hundreds of homes, were not as lucky.
May 17, 2013 |
THE SAND IS FINE and the post-Sandy attitude is, too, on the seven-mile-long island that long ago proclaimed itself "America's Greatest Family Resort. " Families in Ocean City are typically of the very traditional variety, as was intended by the foursome of Methodist ministers who established a Christian retreat there in 1879. These holy men also instituted Blue Laws that prohibited shopping on Sundays and the sale of any kind of alcohol. The first edict is no longer in effect, but the second one lives on - A recent vote firmly enforced the city's no-BYOB policy, too. Former summer residents include Grace Kelly and Gay Talese, who grew up here.
April 21, 2013
GIRLS Teams: 1 Columbia, 64; 2 Penns Grove, 54; 3 Buena, 52; 4 Winslow, 46; 5 Millville, 46; 6 Kingsway, 42; 7 Delsea, 34; 8 Woodstown, 33; 9 Woodbury, 30; 10 Egg Harbor Township, 29. GROUP RESULTS Group 1 4x100: 1 Penns Grove (Richarrd Nichols, Jaye Pollard, Faleesha Dowe, Kianje Pollard), 49.32; 2 Haddon Heights, 51.88; 3 Woodbury, 52.48. 4x200: 1 Penns Grove (Jaye Pollard, Jocelyn Brown, Kianje Pollard, Faleesha Dowe), 1:43.39, 2 Audubon, 1:50.28; 3 Woodbury, 1:51.55.
May 9, 2012 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Voters in "dry" Ocean City on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to permit consumption of alcohol by patrons in local restaurants, which would have been a first in the Jersey Shore resort's 125-year history. About 3,200 of the 4,600 people who voted - more than the number who showed up in the November election here - said no to a ballot question that sought to permit the practice called BYOB, ending the town's ban on bringing beer and wine to eateries.
September 16, 1990 |
A pair of first-period touchdowns held up for Ocean City yesterday, leading to a 13-0 win over visiting Cumberland at Carey Field. The game opened the Cape-Atlantic League American season. Ocean City had finished a close second to Millville in last year's race. "We can play better," said the Raiders' second-year head coach, Wayne Colman, "but I'm happy with the win. I'm especially happy with the shutout against a club with backs the quality of Cumberland. " Ocean City outgained Cumberland, 243-104, in total offense and had 17 first downs to only six for the losers.
November 19, 2005 |
The Ocean City boys' soccer team has yet to lose in an NJSIAA Group 3 state championship match. The Red Raiders improved to 2-0-3 in finals after defeating Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2-0, in last night's championship at the College of New Jersey. Ocean City has now won its second outright title in three seasons. The Raiders were the state cochampions in 1995, 1999 and 2000. While Ocean City cherishes all of its state titles, last night's may go down as the most enjoyable one. "This is extra special, because of the season they just completed," said coach Mike Pellegrino, whose Red Raiders finished their campaign with a 24-0-1 record.
April 27, 1986 |
There is something awesome about a traditional hotel breakfast when it is done absolutely right. The table: Set heavily with monogrammed china and enough pieces of silverware to confound even Miss Manners. First a coffee spoon, then a fruit spoon, then a cereal spoon, plus a butter knife, a main-course fork and knife, and a fork and knife we had no idea what to use on. The staff: Smiling young waiters and waitresses hurrying to our table at our briefest stare, bowing slightly to offer fragrant goodies from bins and trays.
April 23, 1995 |
Shelley Solheim anchored three first-place relays yesterday to lead the Ocean City girls' track team to its ninth consecutive Division B title at the 23d annual Woodbury Relays. Solheim, who was named the most valuable athlete, ran the anchor leg on the Red Raiders' 3,200-meter relay, 1,600-relay and sprint-medley relay teams. Her split time of 2 minutes, 18.9 seconds in the 3,200 paced Ocean City to a division record time of 9:37.8, breaking the previous record of 9:48.2 set by Camden last year.
July 5, 2010 |
A man drowned in the Ocean City surf Sunday night amid the Independence Day celebration. Ocean City police were called at 10 p.m. and said they found the body near the 7th Street Beach. The man was taken to Shore Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim's identity was not being released pending notification of relatives, said Det. Sgt. Dennis Jones. Authorities said the man was part of a group that participated in a nightime swim.
July 14, 2008 |
WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp., Ewing, developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, announced today that it has begun work on a $4 million contract installing solar systems for Ocean City. The systems, consisting of roof mounts on the cultural arts and community center, the new public-works building, the vehicle-maintenance center, the sports and civic center, and the firehouse, are expected to produce nearly 550,000 kilowatt-hours of energy in their first year, the company said in a release.