Ocean City Then and Now: Night in Venice Boat Parade

first_imgThe Ocean City Night in Venice Parade in 1964. A regular feature from Ocean City author and historian Fred Miller:Chester Derr’s boat Patchet III was a prize winner in the 11th annual Night in Venice boat parade 50 years ago on July 25, 1964.The theme was “Ocean City Beach Patrol — Pride of South Jersey.” Aboard were lifeguards Chet Derr Jr., Jack McCreesh, John Dodds, Bob Schneider and George Sonneborn; following in the lifeboat were South Jersey rowing champions Tom Oves and Charles Bowman.In the early 1900s, boat parades were a regular summer attraction in Ocean City, but the event fell by the wayside until 1954 when former OCBP captain Jack G. Jernee, as part of Ocean City’s 75th anniversary celebration, revived it here. This year’s parade will be held Saturday, July 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. near the Longport Bridge.The theme of this year’s parade is “Night at the Oscars,” and it’s not too late for boat owners and bayfront homeowners to participate.Register your entry now at www.ocnj.us/NIV, or call 609-525-9300, or stop at City Hall, Room 214, 9th and Asbury Ave., Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email [email protected] who participate in the boat Parade receive a $50 decoration card, a photo of their boat in the parade and a commemorative Night In Venice mug. Homeowners receive a commemorative mug and can pick it up at City Hall, Room 214. Boat owners receive their mugs at the Captain’s Meeting.last_img read more

Rainforest community shows off the best of FNQ

first_imgKuranda in Far North Queensland.MOST Far Northerners have at some stage enjoyed the eclectic markets or beauty of Barron Falls, but only Kuranda residents can fully appreciate the famous and unique tourist town for all its qualities. Large and affordable lifestyle properties in the midst of rainforest are too good to ignore for the locals, many of whom still commute down the range to work in Cairns each day.But Carol Doyle enjoys maximum Kuranda-time while saving on fuel by running an online international education college from her home on Hilltop Cl, just outside the town centre. “When you get up in the morning and look outside at the beautiful view, it really motivates you for the rest of the day,” she said. “I often send pictures to my students saying ‘look, this is my classroom’.” Ms Doyle spent several years living on the Northern Beaches before being lured up the range by the prospect of a tranquil semirural lifestyle. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoShe hasn’t looked back since.“It’s very peaceful being here among the birds, frogs, snakes and spiders,” Ms Doyle said. “My partner and I don’t intend to make any changes, you can live and work in an idyllic setting, as long as you have good internet.” According to CoreLogic, 52 houses were sold at Kuranda during the 12 months to January this year. The average selling price for houses during this period was $410,000, compared to $375,000 in 2006. Kuranda Real Estate principal Steve Dominikovic, an industry veteran of more than 30 years, knows the community’s property scene inside out and believes the housing market is on the up.“There is more demand than supply at the moment … there hasn’t been new land developments for quite some time,” he said. “The demand is driven by the lifestyle – people come here for the cooler climate among other things.“Up here you can get a five-acre block in the mid to high $200,000s, which for the same price in Cairns would get you something far smaller.”last_img read more

St. Louis Grade Boys Basketball Results

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade boys basketball team defeated Brookville Middle School Tuesday night in a low scoring game 22 to 20.The Cardinals were able to pull out the win by scoring 11 points in the 4th quarter.Evan Vogelsang had a solid game on both ends of the  floor, and Zeb Streator provided valuable minutes in relief.Next up Mt. Carmel Thursday night.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.The St Louis Cardinals 7th grade basketball team were able to chalk up another win Tuesday night as they played on the road against the Brookville Greyhounds. St. Louis took a 20-12 lead at half then blew the game open in the second half as they scored 31 points in the half to win by the score 51 – 19.The team played well defensively throughout most of the game and had another balanced scoring attack. The scoring consisted of Andrew Oesterling 17, Lleyton Ratcliffe 14, Kurt Siefert 6, Jack Forbeck 5, Riley Schebler, Ben Schebler, Karson Macke and Sam Voegele had 2 points and Wil Freeland chipped in one at the charity strip. Brookville Middle School was led by Josh Bauman with 14 points.The Cardinals next game is this Thursday, November 12th, at Mount Carmel. The game starts at 5:30. This Saturday November 14th the Cardinals play in their first tournament of the season and is hosted by Oldenburg Academy. St Louis 7th grade will play St. Nicholas at 9 AM. The winner of this game will play the winner of St. Michaels and St. Lawrence.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

GSA tennis teams fall to Waynflete in championship matches

first_img Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 WATERVILLE — Faced with the task of beating a strong, historically dominant opponent in Waynflete, the George Stevens Academy girls’ tennis team wasn’t about to go down without a fight.At Colby College on Saturday, a young GSA team came close to a pair wins and gave itself a solid building block for the future despite a loss in the Class C state championship match. The Eagles fell 5-0, but the didn’t put too much of a damper on what was a very rewarding season.George Stevens Academy’s Julianna Allen returns a serve during the girls’ Class C championship match against Waynflete on June 10 in Waterville. Allen took opponent Kiera MacWhinnie to a tiebreaker in the No. 2 singles match. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“We’ve gotten pretty far this year and have had to overcome absences, a lack of experience and a tough schedule,” GSA head coach Tim Farrar said. “Now that these girls know they can get here, they’re going to have even more confidence on their side.”Julianna Allen pushed Waynflete’s Kiera MacWhinnie the distance before losing the tiebreaker 10-3, and Lillie Maier and Courtney Bianco won the first set against of their No. 1 doubles match 6-0 before dropping the second and third by scored of 6-4 and 7-5.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBecause of time constraints, Allen’s match was sent to a tiebreaker after two sets instead of the usual three. Had a third set been played, Farrar said Allen would have had an excellent chance to hand Waynflete (14-2) its first loss of the day.“She’s been playing a lot of these longer matches lately, and she’s proven got the stamina to handle them,” Farrar said. “Had it gone to a third set, I really would’ve liked her chances to win that.”The state championship appearance was the first for the GSA girls (13-4) since 2012, and the road to it was a challenging one. After a preliminary win over Deer Isle-Stonington, the Eagles had to beat three higher-seeded teams — Penobscot Valley, Mattanawcook Academy and Orono — to be crowned Northern Maine champions. The team gave Mattanawcook and Orono their first losses of the year in the process.GSA will also return many of its key players next season. Seniors Tatiana Heggestad and Yvonne Rogers are set to graduate next week, but Allen, Maier, Bianco, Lindsay Nevin and Chloe Politte returning, the Eagles are in a good position to return to the state championship game next year.“I thought we were a year ahead, but our younger players really stepped up this year,” Farrar said. “We stumbled a bit early [in the seaGeorge Stevens Academy tennis players Boris Chen (left) and Ben Politte pose with the Class C runner-up trophy after falling to Waynflete in the boys’ championship match June 10 in Waterville. GSA has made eight state championship appearances in a row. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLson], but we improved every match as the year went on and found ourselves right where we wanted to be.”For GSA, the next task will be making a return trip to Waterville for next year’s championship match. The Eagles have the talent to do so, and with over 70 percent of their roster returning with more experience, there’s a chance they can make it even further.“We knew going into the year that these next few years were going to be really bright for us,” Farrar said. “It’s going to be fun to have a chance to prove that with the group we have next season.”Boys’ team falls to WaynfleteThe GSA boys’ team lost 5-0 to Waynflete, which claimed the Class C title for the 10th year in a row and 14th time overall.Waynflete (15-1) dominated the boys’ singles matches, recording 6-0 wins in four of the six sets played. GSA’s Rhett Cheng and Christian Jones came close to winning the first set against John Van Dyke and Cooper Sherman in the No. 2 doubles match but fell 6-4.Even with the loss, the Eagles will still add regional championship and runner-up honors to their trophy case for the eighth consecutive year. The Eagles will return Bryant Hsiung and Kent Fang as they pursue their ninth Northern Maine title in a row next year.“We’ve had some very good battles [with GSA] over the years,” Waynflete head coach Jeff Madore said during the award ceremony. “They’re good athletes and good people, and we’ll see them again in the future.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more