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Ocean City Patch Marks Second Anniversary

Ocean City Patch launched on Dec. 16, 2010.

Ocean City Patch celebrated its second birthday on Sunday, Dec. 16, and in its short life, the site has tried to cover all news big and small on the island.

Among the 3,672 articles published to date, here are the most-viewed in 2012:

Photo Gallery: Storm on Monday in Ocean City

Whale Washes Ashore at Seventh Street in Ocean City
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy
Aerial Tour of Ocean City Shows Major Storm Damage
Links to Live Cams in Ocean City
Photo Gallery: Storm on Tuesday in Ocean City
October Storm: Live Discussion Board During Evacuation
Photo Gallery: Storm's Aftermath in Ocean City
Ocean City Pics & Clips
Record Storm Leaves Residents Stranded and Island Devastated
New Mural Puts a Face to Famous Authors
All Access to Island (On and Off) Now Blocked
AFTER SANDY: Share Post-Storm Information Here
Index of Storm Stories: Photos and Information
Storm Recovery Guide: Advice for the Aftermath
DEVASTATION: Photos Capture Hurricane Sandy Destruction In Seaside Heights
Nobody Will Be Let Back Into Ocean City on Tuesday
Fire Destroys House on Beach Road
Residents Can Return to Ocean City at Noon Wednesday

Photo Gallery: Storm on Sunday in Ocean City
Before-and-After Aerial Photos Show Sandy's Impact
Doctor's Wife Sues Ocean City After Confrontation with Cop
Roads Into Ocean City Already Backed Up
Evacuation Order Still in Effect for Ocean City
Statement from City of Ocean City on Mandatory Evacuation
Live Cams Offer View of Ocean City From Any Computer
Travel Ban Remains in Effect as Region Begins Recovery From Sandy
SEND PHOTOS: Sandy Destroys Large Portion of Atlantic City Boardwalk
Ocean City Rallies to Recover From Record Storm
walt hays December 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM
You do a great job- I read your info every morning via my online e mail from the Patch- Plus I also like the alerts you provide- Here's to many more years of success- Great job also during Sandy Mr Bergen!!!
Sandy E. December 17, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Congratulations on your second anniversary. I thank you for keeping us up to date with news effecting our city.
Frank Sheldon December 17, 2012 at 02:18 PM
What an excellent resource for the Ocean City community, both near and far. May your best years be ahead. Thanks.
vic December 17, 2012 at 03:09 PM
thanks for all of your hard work, doug. you are a true professional.
NJ dreamin' December 17, 2012 at 03:50 PM
I agree with all comments above, My husband and I have been regular readers from our home here in Illinois. In good times and bad, OC Patch is a blessing. During the storm, residents who remained in town used OC Patch to let those of us watching in from afar know how our OC homes and neighborhoods were faring. There were several angels of mercy (one I remember was Jane Rubino) who walked throughout the neighborhood looking at specific residences and posting on what she found. This was such an encouragement! As a result of OC Patch, we feel so much more connected to Ocean City than we did before the Patch began. Many thanks to all involved, but especially to Douglas Bergen, for making this possible.
CTA December 17, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Bring back the morning surf and beach report! How, else can I know weather to blow off work or not! Bring on year three!
Sally-Jo DeLussa December 17, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Congratulations, Doug. You provide a very valuable service to the citizens of Ocean City. And your reporting during Sandy was absolutely outstanding!
Frank Worrell December 17, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Fred Miller December 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Wow, 3672 articles published in two years! Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
Tim Zatzariny Jr. (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Congratulations, Doug. You provide a valuable service to Ocean City residents, and to those of us who look at Ocean City as a second home, even if we don't live there.
Parker Miller December 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Ditto! OC Patch is really well done - professional, informative, and also entertaining.
Eric Sauder December 18, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Congrats Doug! You got if off the ground. Patch provides an invaluable service to this community. If it were up to me I'd vote the local press "Man of the Year".
John Hayes December 18, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I want to thank both Doug for a great job with the OC Patch, and Fred Miller for reminding us what an interesting history OC has.
John Thornton December 24, 2012 at 07:30 PM
This is a great resource for those of us who live in Ocean City. Thanks to your wonderful editorial leadership, OC Patch is a vital part of our community! Many thanks!


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