Ronnie Town receives award

The Boy Scouts of America Southern New Jersey Council has named Ronnie Town, of Marmora, as a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Citizens of the Year award for the BaySea District.

Town, a senior public affairs manager for Atlantic City Electric, was honored at a reception Oct. 16 at Avalon Links Restaurant in Cape May Court House. The “Ideal Boy Scout” statue is presented annually to community leaders who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the scout law and oath. Town was selected as this year’s honorees for her outstanding leadership, volunteer efforts, and service to numerous organizations and the community.

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Ocean City named bike friendly

The League of American Bicyclists recently announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and Ocean City has earned a Bronze Level.

The BFC program helps communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while allowing them to benchmark their progress toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. The Bronze Level award recognizes Ocean City’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, and infrastructure.

The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

The League represents the interests of America’s 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information, see

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