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July 2, 2011 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
They're slimy, gelatinous sea creatures about the size of a dime, and they're washing up on Ocean City beaches. The clear, blob-like salps appear every few years, usually driven in by winds and ocean currents, state officials said. They don't sting or harm bathers. They're just annoying, especially when encountered in clusters. Salps "pop up when the conditions are right, then they're gone a short time later," said Larry Ragonese, a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
SPORTS
September 16, 1990 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 9, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
November 19, 2005 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
April 27, 1986 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 23, 1995 | By Joey Culligan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
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.
NEWS
July 5, 2010 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.  
NEWS
July 14, 2008 | INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
After a day of swimming, castle-building, and sunbathing, there are few pleasures as relaxing to some vacationers as a cold beer on a warm summer's night, or a nice glass of Syrah to toast the sunset. But restaurants in the popular Jersey Shore beach town of Ocean City are banned from selling alcoholic beverages, or even allowing diners to bring their own. That could change, though, with a scheduled May 8 referendum. If the Bring Your Own Bottle proposal passes, patrons could bring their own refreshments to restaurants anywhere in Ocean City, except on the boardwalk.
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July 20, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORTH WILDWOOD - The rain is coming down in sheets, but Jeanie and Vince Hubach, 48 and 47, of Drexel Hill, are nonchalant. The three dozen children coming from West Philadelphia for the day are still on their way. The weather will improve, the lifeguards assured them. They are similarly nonchalant about their mission to bring city kids to the Shore for a day. They did it for four summers in Ocean City, 50 to 100 kids a day, Monday through Thursday, on beachfront property they had purchased for that purpose.
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July 19, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
In his sixth - or perhaps seventh - pair of running shoes this year, David Wilcox, 15, ran from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to downtown Collingswood. His father, Brett, his aunt, Julie Stuehser, and the family dog, Jenna, ran along with him. Since January, David and Brett Wilcox have been running across the country, 20 miles a day, to promote awareness of genetically modified organisms and mandatory GMO labeling on products. The journey started in a Los Angeles suburb; the goal is to reach Ocean City, N.J., which could be accomplished in days.
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July 9, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The first 911 caller about swimmers screaming for help described his location as "the shore . . . out here by the boardwalk. " Another narrowed it down to "at the Ocean City New Jersey Shore, and there are people drowning. " The location of the after-hours swimmers on Sunday evening, June 29 - including 14-year-old Corinthian Hammond of Philadelphia, who drowned, while 14 others were eventually rescued - was clear to anyone familiar with Ocean City: the busy Ninth Street beach just below the Music Pier.
NEWS
July 5, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marvin Weiss, 85, of Marlton, the founder of Viking Casual Furniture in Cherry Hill, died in Virtua Hospital-Marlton of a heart attack on Monday, June 30. Mr. Weiss was a dedicated father who would take his family to Ocean City, N.J., every Sunday in the summer - the one day he had off from the furniture store. As a young man, his family said, Mr. Weiss owned a sailboat that he loved to sail. He was a businessman who rose from his boyhood job as a paperboy selling the Camden Courier-Post for two cents each and making a one-cent profit, to being the owner of a well-known furniture store that his son now runs.
NEWS
July 3, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - It was a terribly sad gathering under a beating hot sun out by the Ninth Street jetty Tuesday afternoon, even as beachgoers sat under umbrellas not far away. Surrounded by relatives, Tasha Hammond of the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, dressed in black jeans, sat directly on the sand and said she would stay for days more if necessary, standing watch for her son, Corinthian, 14, lost Sunday night in the surf in a rip current. The Coast Guard had searched for two days, then called off its efforts without finding the boy. Hammond said she would continue her vigil for her son, but she no longer held out hope of his being rescued.
NEWS
July 2, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rescuers have called off their search for a 14-year-old Philadelphia boy who was swept away in a riptide Sunday evening in Ocean City, N.J. The search by the Coast Guard and the Ocean City Police Department ended just before 4 p.m. Monday. Cindy Oldham, a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard, said, "It's beyond the amount of time [the Coast Guard believes] he would be able to survive. " Oldham said rescue crews took into consideration the boy's age, his swimming ability, and the water temperature before deciding to discontinue the active search.
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July 2, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THAT SUNDAY night, Highway Patrol Officer John Nolen and his partner, Tom Gibbons, were riding down Roosevelt Boulevard on their way to West Philadelphia when John turned to Tom and said: "I've got good news for you. We only have to work to 10 o'clock. " "How come?" John explained that because he had a rare blood type, whenever he was called on to give blood, he got half a night off. He was to give blood for a supervisor's wife who had just given birth, and John and his partner would enjoy getting a break.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Question: So where does the Chuck Gowdy-Ashton Funk team rate in the all-time doubles row? Gowdy: I feel like we're on our way to being one of the best out there. Ash and I are on top of our game. It's hard to put yourself out there because we've only gotten to race against certain generations. It'd be interesting to go back in time and race some of these guys. Q: Has the technique evolved? Gowdy: Oh, yeah. That was when men were men! Heavier boats. We've kind of got lighter equipment.
NEWS
June 8, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOMERS POINT, N.J. - When last we checked in with Andrew Latz, he was at war with his cantankerous father, Mack Latz, over the future of their family heirloom, the venerable Knife & Fork Inn in Atlantic City. Mack Latz was a formidable foe: "Nothing's enough for me. I gotta live. I'm a big liver," he said at age 86. Needless to say, Andrew Latz lost the war, despite an attack offense in which he sent out a news release detailing the "treachery, duplicity, and betrayal" allegedly carried out by Mack.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Johanna Carrozzino Adamczyk, 78, of Radnor, an executive assistant, died Saturday, May 31, at Lankenau Hospital of complications after surgery. She had battled multiple sclerosis for 30 years. A native of Philadelphia, Mrs. Adamczyk graduated with Notre Dame Academy (Rittenhouse Square)'s Class of 1952 and the University of Pennsylvania's Class of 1956. She worked in advertising for 15 years, writing copy for an agency in Philadelphia. Later, she became an executive assistant to the owner of Cullen Construction Co., with offices in Bryn Mawr and Wayne.
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