Ocean City

BOE president to address Republican Club

The Ocean City Republican Club will host Joe Clark, president of the Ocean City School Board, and other members of the board at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the lecture hall at the Ocean City Library, 17th and Simpson.

The agenda concerns the special school board election March 11, to vote in a special referendum for school renovations. The school board representatives wish to get the action approved before school starts in September. The school board received Regular Operating District grants that will cover 40 percent of the repairs. All are welcome.

For questions, contact MaryAnn Nespoli at momnespo@yahoo.com or 609-433-7926.

American Legion Post 524 donates to OCPD motorcycle unit

At its January membership meeting, Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 thanked the Ocean City Police Department’s motorcycle unit by donating $1,000 to the privately funded maintenance program.

The post and the unit have together on patriotic projects inlcuding the American Legion’s Rest and Relaxation Program for returning Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their families. Each spring and summer, Post 524 welcomes veterans and their families to the city and treats them to a week of free lodging, dinners at local restaurants and boardwalk activities. The OCPD motorcycle squad participates by escorting guest families across the Route 50 causeway, down Bay Avenue and into the post parking lot.

Last year, Post 524 welcomed five returning veterans with police motorcycle escorts. Also taking part were Ocean City Fire Department vehicles and the American Legion Motorcycle Club riders. The program is set to start again in June.