OCNJ Nor’Easters Soccer Makes it a Family Affair

Ocean City is known as “America’s Greatest Family Resort” because it brings families together year after year. One non-traditional family building a legacy here has international roots, members from across the globe, generational ties and makes its home on about 60,000 square feet of bright green artificial turf. It is the Ocean City Nor’easters soccer …

South Jersey Lifeguard Chiefs Association – Training to Keep You Safe

For the roughly 700 lifeguards in the South Jersey Lifeguard Chiefs Association, who patrol more than 40 miles of shoreline, the best way to keep beach-goers safe is to stay ahead of potential dangers. On June 29, lifeguards gathered at the 18th Street Beach in Ocean City, where they shared their expertise gleaned from working …

Miss America Crowns New Jersey Titleholder in Ocean City

Kaitlyn Schoeffel is no stranger to the Miss New Jersey Pageant. The 23-year-old from Egg Harbor Township has placed in “every possible place you can think of” from first runner-up to not making the top ten. The experience, she said, has been “humbling and eye-opening.” On Saturday night, when more than the boardwalk lights were …

Chatterbox “Where the Town Meets” Celebrates 80 Years

With bustling servers bouncing from table to table, classic ’50s hits playing in the background, the scuffling of chefs’ activity in the kitchen and, of course, the cheerful chatter from patrons, the Chatterbox rightfully bills itself as the place “Where the Town Meets.” The iconic Chatterbox Restaurant, which opened its doors June 23, 1937, will …

The Signs in the Silence – Will there still be room for sign language in a ‘hearing’ world?

March 6, 1988 was another balmy day in Washington D.C. Lazy clouds drifted across the afternoon sky and the last chill of winter was faint in the budding sunshine of spring. However, spirits at Gallaudet University, the first federally funded private university for the Deaf, were anything but peaceful.   Jane Bassett Spilman, a Board …

The Rose in the Resistance: Munich’s Anonymous Leaflet Campaign

By the time we arrived at Marienplatz, the sun had reached its zenith and my back was throbbing after hours of driving over Munich’s cobblestoned streets. The glockenspiel’s age-old chime had just ceased and tourists from around the world flocked toward a quaint pretzel stand for an authentic German snack. The sound of cameras clicking …