Mayor’s Message: May 24

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends, It was great to see so many cars streaming into town this morning as we all get ready for another summer in Ocean City. Representatives of the city and the Ocean City Beach Patrol “unlocked the ocean” this afternoon and local groups took the first official swim of the summer in the always chilly Business Persons Plunge. The events kicked off what promises to be a gorgeous and sunny Memorial Day Weekend. I hope you and your families enjoy the great weather. But I want to remind everybody that Memorial Day is more than just a holiday and a day off work. It’s a time to remember and to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by so many service members and their families. They gave their lives so all of us might live in freedom. I encourage you all to attend our annual Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. Monday (May 27). The ceremony will be at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue). Our community has always respected the men and women of our military, and the event is well-attended. This year’s keynote speaker will be Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Carney, who suffered multiple injuries during two tours of duty in Iraq. Carney is now on staff at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. I hope to see you all there on Monday. At 3 p.m. Monday, Ocean City will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance. A bugler will play “Taps” in front of the Ocean City Music Pier, and it will be broadcast on the Boardwalk speaker system during a moment of silence. I’m sad to report the passing of two long-time Ocean City residents who were an important part of our community. John Henry, who was honored at Ocean City’s first Juneteenth celebration in 2017, will be remembered by many as the lightning-fast running back for Ocean City High School in the 1960s. He was one of the greatest athletes in school history. In recent years, when he wasn’t fishing, he could be found cruising the north end on his three-wheeler and chatting with neighbors. Mae Costello passed away last Friday. She was a dedicated volunteer in the St. Augustine’s parish and long-time Shriver’s employee who lived a rich life serving family, church and community in her 94 years. She passed along a spirit of volunteerism to her family, who remain active in the community. Michele and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the extended family and friends of these two beloved citizens. I want to let everybody know in advance that Atlantic City Electric repairs to an underwater cable serving Ocean City could lead to a service interruption up to 30 minutes long on Tuesday, May 28. The outage will occur sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. It will affect homes and businesses in parts of the city north of 11th Street (see maps of the affected areas). Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

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Watch Joe Dart & Lake Street Dive’s Bridget Kearney Trade Bass Solos At A Dublin Vulfpeck Show

first_img[Video: Wayne Whistler] [Video: Maurizio Pittau] On October 1st, the fan-favorite funk act Vulfpeck continued their European tour at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, kicking off a two-night run in Ireland’s capital ahead of this weekend’s two-night tour closer in London. During the performance, the band offered up the live debuts of both “Grandma” off 2017’s Mr. Finish Line and “Lost My Treble Long Ago”, a recent single from mid-September that was released when the group announced their new album, Hill Climber, due out in December. However, the surprises at the Dublin show didn’t stop there, as the band welcoming out Lake Street Dive bassist Bridget Kearney during a take on “Beastly”.Following the group’s ‘TED Talk”, which saw frontman Jack Stratton hyping up the crowd with a hilariously dry and straightfaced seminar, the band moved into “Back Pocket”, giving bassist Joe Dart time to truly move into the spotlight with the song’s now-famed bassline. From there, Vulfpeck quickly moved into “Beastly”, with Joe Dart continuing to propel the song. Eventually, Bridget Kearney was welcomed out with an acoustic standup bass in tow during the number, and both Bridget and Joe swapped virtuosic bass solos during the peak of the tune. Notably, Bridget is no stranger to the extended Vulfpeck family—she has previously toured with Theo Katzmann, serving as support and frequently sitting in with the band during his solo shows.From there, Vulfpeck covered U2‘s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, a song selection that no doubt paid homage to the Irish crowd, before closing out their set with two fan-favorite numbers, “Christmas In L.A.” and “Dean Town”. The group then returned for a three-song encore, offering up the more recent “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together” off Mr. Finish Line, in addition to more classic fare, “Outro” and “It Gets Funkier”.You can check out two full videos of Vulfpeck’s collaboration with Lake Street Dive bassist Bridget Kearney below.last_img read more

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Okocha, Oliseh for SuperSport World Cup show

first_imgFormer Nigeria stars, Austin Okocha and Sunday Oliseh, will be among the experts to analyse the World Cup on SuperSport starting from June 12.Former Ghana international, Sammy Kuffour, John Barnes, John Dykes and Manchester United great, Ryan Giggs are among the experts that will dissect each game as the sports station broadcast the 64 games.“Their analyses will blend with five embedded SuperSport crews who will track the progress of African powerhouses Nigeria and Ghana, among others,” a statement for the sport station read.“We’ve invested heavily in the latest technology. It’s a multi-facceted facility that offers a range of broadcast options,” SuperSport General Manager, West Africa, Felix Awogu, said.Other magazine shows lined up to entertain and educate viewers during the World Cup include Ola Brazil, We are Brazil, Master Plan and Fan Zone.SuperSport plans to dedicate two 24-hour channels – SS3HD and SD(SS3) – to the World Cup. SS2HD and SS4 will feature matches in the last round round-robin stage, while Nigeria’s matches will also be broadcast on DStv’s GOtv.last_img read more

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