Mayor’s Update July 7

first_imgDear Friends,I’m happy to announce that the Army Corps of Engineers will return to Ocean City this fall to rebuild our north end beaches. The project comes at no cost to the city. The multimillion-dollar replenishment work will be completed a year ahead of schedule and will be funded entirely by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (based on damage from the nor’easter Jonas in January 2016). The project will restore beaches from Seaspray Road to 14th Street.The Army Corps is expected to approve a contract for the work by the end of August. The exact project schedule will be available once the successful bidder is determined, but the project must be finished at the latest by March 2018. Ocean City’s south end also remains on schedule for a renourishment project sometime in late 2018 or early 2019.The city recently acquired an easement for beach property near North Street that represented the last obstacle for an uninterrupted protective dune system the length of our oceanfront. I’d like to thank the Army Corps and the state Department of Environmental Protection for their continued cooperation and partnership in protecting coastal properties in Ocean City and other shore towns.The weekend forecast looks good, and the beaches, boardwalk and streets will be very busy. I ask again that all pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers be patient and follow the rules of the road. As you all know, drinking alcohol in public or on the beach is against the law in Ocean City. I want to remind you that this ordinance will be strictly enforced.Tickets are still available for the Ocean City Pops’ Broadway Salute at 8 p.m. Sunday and the Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes concert at 7 p.m. Monday. Both shows are on the Ocean City Music Pier, and tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office or at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice. Tickets for Monday’s concert are also available at ticketmaster.com .Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Ingle Named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week

first_imgCaitlin Ingle, a senior from Runnells, Iowa, has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs.Ingle, a guard on the Drake women’s basketball team, helped lead the team to a pair of wins over Bradley and Illinois State to improve to 20-4 and 13-0 in MVC play. The Valley wins helped Drake set the best-ever start to league play in MVC history. Ingle scored 16 points and added seven assists, three rebounds and one steal against Bradley. She had five points and 10 assists versus Illinois State. Academically, Ingle holds a 3.84 grade point average as a psychology major. This is the third Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week award for Ingle, who also earned the honor back on Dec. 19 and Jan. 3. She was tabbed MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 24. Ingle ranks first all-time in MVC history and second all-time at Drake in career assists with 722, and she is third among active NCAA players. This season, Ingle is averaging 7.8 assists per game, which ranks second in the nation, along with scoring 10.5 points per game. Ingle and her teammates play at Indiana State on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The contest will be shown on The Valley on ESPN3.About Drake Graduate & Professional ProgramsDrake University offers graduate and professional programs in business, law, health care, leadership, education, public administration, counseling, executive education, and communication. At Drake, students discover proven outcomes, flexible scheduling for working professionals, and career advancement. Learn more about how Drake’s graduate and professional programs can take your career to the next level at www.drake.edu/graduate. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Madeira A pristine island with local heritage

first_imgMadeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean known for its wine, warm subtropical climate, diverse history and never-ending tales of glory. Madeira is studded with botanical gardens and known for its varied flora and fauna. Source: Expedialast_img