Trash And Treasure on Ocean City Beaches

first_imgChildren from Coastal Christian in Ocean City do their part to help clean up the Moorlyn Beach in Ocean City during Beach Sweep 2018 Saturday. Cigarette butts top the list of debris found in cleanups, environmentalists say. By Maddy VitaleA hula hoop, coal from old shipwrecks and even underwear, were just some of the unusual items that turned up in Saturday’s Beach Sweep around Music Pier in Ocean City.More than 300 participants lined up throughout the morning into the early afternoon to get their rubber gloves and trash bags and hit the sands in search for litter during the 33rd annual Spring Beach Sweep hosted by Clean Ocean Action. Ocean City Public Works Supervisor Charlotte Moyer says the beach sweep was a success.“There has been a wonderful response this year,” said Charlotte Moyer, office supervisor for Ocean City Public Works, while flipping through data collection cards filled out by volunteers. “The weather helps. We started our adopt-a-beach program again and almost every beach is adopted out of roughly 80 beaches.” Moyer read off some items from different data cards. Hailey Smith, 8, of Ocean City, picks up debris.“Volunteers found gloves, balls, roof shingles and a switch plate,” Moyer said.And then there were some other finds that weren’t for those with weak stomachs. “Someone found sea gull parts,” she said.A hula hoop is not a typical discovery on the Ocean City beaches.Coastal Christian in Ocean City adopted Moorlyn beach, taking on the responsibility of cleaning it once a week. On Saturday Diana Wiseman from Coastal Christian said they started around 9 a.m. and picked up lots of plastic bottles and bags. Jim Kolea, of Coastal Christian, joked with the kids as they searched the beach for debris.“We do it once a week,” Kolea said. “It is all about community service. This is our beach. We adopted it. We are always looking for volunteers to help us.”For Trish Marchesani and Ed Vilsmeier, of Washington Township, it was a day of plastic bag collecting.“Plastic bags were the winners today,” Ed Vilsmeier said.Ocean City’s Public Works employee Kevin Gale holds the bag for Ken Stronski and his daughter Alexa, 14, as they toss in some litter from the beach sweep.Then there were some interesting finds.Ken Stronski and his daughter Alexa, 14, of Sewell found the typical garbage, loads of cigarettes, bottles and bags and even broken glass. “I always say when we pick up things like the glass we help people from going to the infirmary,” Ken Stronski said. There was one cool find Stronski wanted to keep.“We found a key. It had a cross on it. I didn’t want to throw it away, but I figured we would never find the door it went in,” Ken Stronski joked.Public Works employees Philip Schreiber and Kevin Gale keep busy with the beach sweep.While people Philip Schreiber and Kevin Gale, both Public Works employees were getting ready to make their second run to unload more litter that volunteers discovered on the beaches Saturday morning.The two expected to make several more trips to the dump before the afternoon. Michael and Melissa Downs teach their daughter Kaileigh the importance of keeping the ocean and beaches clean.Young couple Michael and Melissa Downs, of Swedesboro, brought their 5-year-old daughter Kaileigh to pick up debris. They picked up a lot of bags and cigarettes. Kaileigh also found some treasures she stored in her pocket.“Do you want to see my shells?” she asked before pulling out a shiny white shell.Coastal Christian kids had fun while cleaning the beaches.last_img read more

1,500 delegates to join WVPRISAA today

first_imgROXAS City – Around 1,500 delegate-athletes, coachesand officials from various private institutions in the region will slug it allout at the start of the Western Visayas Private Schools’ Athletic Association(WVPRISAA) Meet today.  The winners of the sporting and cultural events from different private institutions will represent Western Visayas in the National PRISAA on April 18 to 24 in Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley. The CAPRISA member schools, Capiz Commercial School, Filamer Christian University, Hercor College, and Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion,  will serve as venue of the event and the billeting of the delegates. The 2020 WVPRISAA will host over 20 sports and cultural eventsincluding  athletics,badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, billiard, chess, dance sports,football, karate-do, lawn tennis, “mutya sang WVPRISAA,” oration, prisayawan,sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, vocal solo, vocal duet, andvolleyball.    Last year, WVPRISAA emerged as the overall champion of the 63rd National PRISAA Games in Davao – with 212 gold, 146 silver and 97 bronze medals.        Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cyril Villareal, president of the CapizPrivate Schools’ Association (CAPRISA), perceives the weeklong competition asan “exciting one” with the support of the local government.  Delegates of the Western Institute of Technology men’s football team are set to represent Iloilo in the 2020 Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association meet in Roxas City, Capiz starting Feb. 1. ROBERT BLANCE “This event will be more memorable because of thesupport extended by the Capiz provincial and Roxas City government, ensuringthe security and safety of the delegates and at the same time, extending theCapiznon warmth and hospitality,” Villareal said.  Founded on Feb. 17, 1953, the PRISAA commits to bring exposure andcredibility among private schools across the country./PNlast_img read more

Local sorority awards scholarships

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — The Theta Nu Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority from Batesville has awarded three local students $750 scholarships.Laura Meer plans to study radiological science at Northern Kentucky University, Haley Chaffee will be studying visual communication design at Purdue University and Rose Meer will be working toward a Spanish education degree at the University of Indianapolis.Proceeds from the sorority’s Holiday Bazaar are used to fund the scholarships.last_img

Cornerback Whigham impresses on 1st day of camp

first_img Published on August 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer tried to loosen up the crowd at his press conference outside Manley Field House on Monday evening with an early joke.“Let me guess,” Shafer said. “You guys want to know how the defensive back battle’s going, right? Is that the first question?”Rather than addressing the quarterback situation, Shafer started by talking about his secondary, mentioning that sophomore Julian Whigham impressed during the first day of practice. He said Whigham, currently slotted behind senior Keon Lyn at one of the cornerback positions, intercepted a pass down the sideline.“I was really pleased to see that,” Shafer said, “so he’s putting some heat on Ri’Shard (Anderson) and Keon Lyn, as well as Brandon Reddish.”Whigham appeared in 11 games during his freshman season, recording three tackles against Connecticut and one in Syracuse’s Pinstripe Bowl win over West Virginia. The 2011 Sun Sentinel Big Schools Defensive Player of the Year, Whigham was one of four SU true freshmen to play last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more