Ocean City Man’s Passion Leads to Image Archive

first_imgBy Tim KellyIf a picture is worth a thousand words, Mike Impagliazzo is probably sitting on millions.Impagliazzo, 60, is an Ocean City resident and creator of the website OCNJimages.com.The site is a treasure trove of current and historical images of America’s Greatest Family Resort.Recently, an OCNJDaily reporter was searching for images of the 1962 March Storm for an article. A Google search revealed numerous photographs, but most seemed to originate from the same place: Impagliazzo’s site.“That is surprising and nice to hear,” Impagliazzo said during a recent interview. “I have been collecting the images for a long time.  I thought of the website as a platform for organizing and storing them and allowing other people to enjoy them. I never thought they might be used for research.  It’s really just my hobby.”Oves Beach Grill before the boardwalk moved. (Photo Credit: Tom Oves)“Just a hobby” for Impagliazzo turned out to be much more. His website opened up views of Ocean City rarely seen to the average person.Impagliazzo’s vision for the website was originally inspired by his late father, also named Michael.“Dad was an amateur photographer and he had a lot of great pictures of Ocean City.” They took many forms: negatives, prints, Polaroids, even slides. Most were taken with a 35 mm film camera, he said.“I love my Dad dearly and miss him. He was really the inspiration for all of this,” Impagliazzo said.Mike spoke of a time when he was serving in the Navy and came home for a visit. “Dad wanted to get a picture of me in my uniform, and of course I said alright. He told me to come to the beach before sunrise.”Impagliazzo said he was used to getting up early being in the military, but he never expected such a request.“Dad wanted to get a picture of me in my uniform, on the beach at sunrise. And he got a wonderful picture.”Lemont’s Marina 2001Wonderful pictures are stock in trade of OCNJimages.com. Categories include the 9th St. Bridge including the old one, the new one and the demolition of the former and construction of the latter. The Sindia, storms, boardwalk, Music Pier are other examples of categories.  Just about anything you can think of concerning Ocean City has a pictorial home on Mike’s site.At present, there are thousands of images in 845 files and 43 albums. Recently the site said it had been visited 53,420 times.  Not bad for a hobby.Currently, he is in the process of re-designing the website, updating its look and adding numerous newly acquired images. An information technology specialist for Gleeson’s Home Entertainment and Automation in Ocean City, Impagliazzo says he is “self taught” on website design. But the driving force in making the site go is his passion for Ocean City.“Ocean City is an incredible place,” he says. “For me it is my home, my roots, my comfort level.” Mike’s love for the town eventually manifested itself in his image collection.He drew further inspiration for the site from going into the now-closed Senior Studio on Asbury Avenue.“I would walk past that place as a kid and look inside, and eventually I went inside,” he said.What he found was an incredible collection of historic images and a passionate caretaker of the archive, in the late Al Senior.At that time there was also the Fred Miller studio, Granger Studio (and others) he said. Senior’s studio was the last of the group and now that one is gone too, leaving Impagliazzo’s “hobby” as a primary source for historic images of Ocean City.He welcomes the community to get involved and to contribute their own images of Ocean City for inclusion in the archive. He will provide credit to anyone who does so, he said.Mike Impagliazzo“There are probably a lot of people around town and vacationers who have some great old pictures they would like to share but they never knew where to do so.”He said interested persons should visit the webpage and drop him an e-mail.“I never really considered people would use the site (for educational purposes and research),” he said.They do just that, but the site is also great for pure entertainment.What better way to spend a cold early spring day than to peruse hundreds of images featuring beach, boardwalk, warm weather and happy faces?We can’t think of very many at all.Happy Memories sign as you drove out of Ocean City using the old Longport Bridge A photo from the 1962 Storm – Pulling in to a slip at Stainton’s (Photo Credit: Robert T. Kille)last_img read more

Many good reasons for credit unions’ tax exemption

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, serve defined fields of membership and cannot issue capital stock.Regarding Alex Sanchez’s “A Trillion-Dollar Tax-Exempt Cash Cow”(op-ed, May 18): Since passage of the 1934 Federal Credit Union Act, the things that distinguish credit unions from for-profit financial institutions have not changed. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, serve defined fields of membership and cannot issue capital stock. They return earnings they receive to members through higher dividends and lower rates and fees.Credit unions have grown to more than $1 trillion in assets—and attracted more than 100 million consumer-members—not because of any tax advantage, but because they deliver services their members want at low, reasonable cost. Moreover, they act as a check on other institutions’ rates and fees and help the economy grow.Credit unions do pay taxes, including payroll taxes and many state and local taxes. Their member-owners pay personal income taxes on dividends from their credit unions. But nearly one-third of banks—those with the federal government’s “Subchapter S” status—pay no federal corporate income tax. continue reading »last_img read more

Seismic vessel to undertake oil and gas exploration in Jamaica

first_imgA 3D seismic survey vessel has arrived in Jamaican waters for oil and gas exploration.Under the direction of marine geophysical company, Tullow Oil, the vessel will undertake detailed data gathering over a 2, 250 square kilometer area within the Walton Morant block south of Jamaica. Over an estimated 50 to 60 days it will use a sound-based method that will generate detailed 3D images of rock layers beneath the seafloor. The data will then be analyzed to identify potential oil and gas reservoirs. The 3D seismic survey will determine the direction of  the Petroleum Corporation of  Jamaica’s oil and gas exploration program.The survey forms part of the 2014 Production Sharing Agreement between the PCJ and Tullow Oil as they continue the search for oil and gas offshore Jamaica.last_img read more

Late first-half run lifts Crusader South to 65-41 victory; Crusader North returns favor in boys

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Mike Dwyer · 236 weeks ago Yes, it is a contest between two schools with the same mascot. I think it’s time for you let go of the north/south reference you have used for years. Wellington and Buhler will work just fine. Report Reply 1 reply · active 236 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 236 weeks ago Will do. You’ve been reading my stuff for quite awhile. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Tayland French goes to the hoop against Buhler. Avery Rusk is pictured above. (Dustin Craig photo).by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — When Wellington and Buhler square off, it is always billed as the “battle of the Crusaders” because they both have the same mascots.The Crusader South team picked up the victory on the girls side 65-41. The Crusader North squad would return the favor in the nightcap, 75-50.Connor Phelps helps keep Wellington close in first half.This marked the first home game in Wellington in three weeks for the Crusader South Nation. Wellington girls returned to action after winning the Haven Girls Tournament on Saturday and achieving a No. 2 ranking in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll. The boys hadn’t played for a week after finishing second in the Chaparral Tournament.In front of a large crowd, Wellington girls would pick up a 24-point win that didn’t exactly start out looking like it would be any kind of blowout.The two Crusader teams were locked in a showdown early. Buhler was in a 2-3 zone and Wellington was having trouble getting the ball to the hole. On those occasions, Wellington could get inside the paint, the shots weren’t falling.Wellington Coach Eric Adams said Buhler’s 3-10 record was deceiving. Buhler had gotten off to a slow start early but were becoming a more cohesive unit as time progressed. They had just finished second in the Salina Invitational Saturday.Jessica Steffen, Buhler’s 5-6 senior who is going to Yale, was a one woman wrecking crew, pouring in 29 points for the game – including 12 in the first quarter and 16 at the half.She would bury a 3-pointer from the left wing at the end of the first quarter, giving Crusader North a 14-13 led. The two teams remained knotted up at 20-all midway through the second quarter. But then a Lauryn Snipes trey was followed by a Mariah Moore basket and just like that Wellington went on a 12-point run to lead 32-22 at the half.The Wellington girls would pick up where they last left off and would outscore Buhler 22-13 in the third quarter, that ended with an explanation point after Grace Mitchell stuffed a driving Buhler player as time expired. The Crusader South would coast to victory as many reserves finished off the game.Mitchell had 28 points for the Lady Dukes. Lauryn Snipes had 10. Wellington was 27 of 45 from the field including 10 of 18 from the 3-point arch. Mitchell led the field in rebounds with nine while Tayland French had 7.Wellington, 13-0, travel to Augusta Friday at 6 p.m.—————In the boys game, the ninth ranked Buhler team came in with an athletic bunch. But for awhile Wellington held tough. At the end of the first quarter, Buhler led 18-13.At the end of the first half, Buhler had expanded the lead by one 35-29. Then the Crusader North went off with 25 points in the third quarter and built a 60-43 advantage after three quarters.Buhler was led by Jace Williams with 19, A. Joyce had 12 and N. Webster 11.A.J. Snipes led Wellington with 21 points. Connor Phelps had 13.The Dukes are now 6-7 and travel to Augusta Friday.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Atlantic Highlands Library To Close For Two Weeks For Move Back…

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — The staff at the Atlantic Highlands public library is busy preparing for their next big move, but it’s all good, according to the branch manager.Marilyn Scherfen is working with her staff to relocate the library’s approximately 22,000 materials for the move from the library’s temporary location, where it has been for the last two and a half years, to its permanent surroundings in the recently renovated borough hall at 100 First Ave.“It’s like any move,” Scherfen explained. “It’s no different. You have all the I’s to dot and T’s to cross. Hopefully, they will be.“The last move went pretty smoothly,” she said, hoping this will be the same.The library closed as the borough undertook a complete renovation of its municipal complex, which contained its business offices, borough council chambers, municipal court, police headquarters and the library.The six million dollar renovation expanded the library’s original space from roughly 1,600 square feet to 4,000.The municipal complex had been plagued with mold problems and had become increasingly inadequate for the borough’s needs, officials said during prior discussions on the renovation project.This was true for the library portion, too, Scherfen said. The old library was located in the basement level of the old borough hall building and was not fully accessible for handicapped patrons, who had to rely on a chairlift to get down to the library.And, Scherfen said “Once down there it was really cramped.” Now, “It has a much more open feeling,” with the abundance of windows and light, she said of the new space. “I think everyone will feel uplifted and enlightened.”While the First Avenue building was under construction, the library operated out of the field house at the Fireman’s Field sports field, Avenue C. While the project was underway, local and county officials negotiated to have the borough library become a branch of the county library system.The temporary location worked out better than initially expected, Scherfen said. “A lot of patrons were coming through and saying how they enjoyed it over here, adding that many of them noted the temporary location had a homey atmosphere. “So, they hadn’t minded it as much as they thought they might.”The shelves are in place at the new library in borough hall and the staff is waiting for shelving tops and sides and the circulation desk to be installed, all of which should be completed this week.The library will close for two weeks beginning April 9, to allow the movers to relocate materials and equipment from the fieldhouse, and get the computers hooked up and other equipment ready to go for when the library re-opens on April 23, she said.Once they’re up and running, “We’re hoping everyone will come down and see this new wonderful space,” Scherfen said.last_img read more

Esks rally past Redblacks to claim 103rd Grey Cup

first_imgPlaying before the second smallest crowd since 1975, the Edmonton Eskimos rallied from a 13-0 deficit to edge the Ottawa Redblacks 26-20 in the 103rd Grey Cup Sunday night in Winnipeg. The Grey Cup title was the first for Edmonton since 2005 and 14th in team history. Only the Toronto Argonauts, with 16, have won more Grey Cups.Jordan Lynch’s one-yard touchdown run with 3:17 remaining sealed the win for the Western Division Champion Edmonton Eskimos.Lynch successfully converted the third-and-one situation to cap a five-play, 78-yard drive. Quarterback Mike Reilly’s three-yard pass to Akeem Shavers for the two-point convert erased a 20-18 Redblacks lead.The game-winning drive was aided by Edmonton head coach Chris Jones challenging an incompletion that was ultimately changed to pass interference against Ottawa’s Brandon Sermons. This was the fourth time the CFL title game was played in Manitoba, and the first since 2006.last_img read more

Your Goals Are Your Own

first_imgYour strengths are different from your competitors. So are your weaknesses. Even though you sell exactly the same thing, many of your processes are different. You have different capabilities and different limitations. You produce different results, sometimes markedly different.How you create value is different (Think Wal-Mart and Tiffany’s).The people within your organizations are very different. You have a different view of the world (Think Southwest Airlines and Virgin Airlines). The leadership is different (Think Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer). The management is different. The sales force is different. The guy that unloads the trucks at the backdoor is different.Your company has a different culture (Think Goldman Sachs and Google). You have different beliefs about what matters. Your companies have different personalities, different goals, and different ambitions. Your view of the world is very, very different (Think the political Left and the political Right).With so many—and so many important—differences, why on earth would you compare your goals, your ambitions, your pricing, your strategy, your benchmarks, your key performance indicators, your sales process, or your messaging with your competitors?Your goals are your own. Measure yourself against your progress in reaching your goals, not someone else’s. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Odisha woman gets alimony after 27-year fight

first_imgTwenty-seven years after filing a case seeking maintenance from her estranged husband, a woman in Bhubaneswar now sees a glimmer of hope of getting regular alimony.In the long court battle, the woman not only had to justify her rightful claim for an allowance, but also had to establish the identity of her husband as the man she was really married to. The curious case of Sabita Chand, now 56, and her estranged husband Ashok Kumar Das alias Ashok Kumar Chand has hopefully come to an end, with a family court in Bhubaneswar directing immediate release of a maintenance fee to her.Ashok Kumar Chand, who worked in the Indian Railways, had married Ms. Chand in 1985 by concealing his identity. In 1992, Ms. Chand filed a case in the court seeking maintenance. Earlier this month, the court directed the bank manager to transfer one-third of his pension to Ms. Chand.last_img read more

Pistons take care of business against LeBron-less Lakers

first_imgMOST READ “I wish we could play G League teams or high school teams,” Casey said. “We’ve got to play who’s here. I’ve been through that over the years, and teams have different visions and focuses, and still, how you look at tonight’s schedule, I guarantee somebody’s going to have a tough game against one of those teams. Those guys get paid twice a month.”Andre Drummond had 19 points and 23 rebounds , and the Pistons took advantage of James’ absence, beating Los Angeles 111-97 on Friday night. The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have been managing James’ minutes, and he sat out this game entirely. Los Angeles played at Toronto the previous night .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Lakers were also without Lonzo Ball (left ankle), Tyson Chandler (neck), Brandon Ingram (right arm) and Lance Stephenson (toe), but they trailed by only four in the third quarter before Detroit went on a 13-0 run to make it 73-56. Reggie Jackson started that stretch with two 3-pointers and a jumper.“We had to play with pretty much everyone we had, we were down in bodies,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “We played hard enough to win, but we didn’t make enough shots to win.” Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy The Pistons were coming off losses of 28 and 34 points to the Nets and Heat, but the win Friday put Detroit percentage points ahead of Brooklyn for the No. 6 spot in the East. Langston Galloway scored 23 points and Jackson had 20 for the Pistons.“I know everybody was excited to see LeBron, but we’re here for a different reason,” Casey said. “No matter who goes, whoever’s on load management, we can’t control that. I still say those teams are going to come out and compete, and that doesn’t mean automatic win at all.”STILL THE STARJames hadn’t missed an entire game since Feb. 2. He didn’t suit up for this one, but there was certainly a buzz among the fans behind one of the baskets when he emerged around the midway point of the first quarter and walked over to the bench to join his team. He went back toward the locker room at the start of the fourth.NOT THRILLEDADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams (19) and Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker (7) try to control the loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — After beating the Lakers while LeBron James sat out, Detroit coach Dwane Casey was asked if he wished his Pistons had been able to face a Los Angeles team that was closer to full strength.Please.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments Blake Griffin was rather subdued after his team’s victory over the undermanned Lakers.“I don’t know that we’ve had the right spirit over this stretch of games,” Griffin said. “Even tonight, we put together a win, but I don’t think we’ve been great.”Griffin didn’t have a great game himself, scoring 15 points on 3-of-12 shooting.“I’m not saying I’m not a part of the problem,” he said. “I am. My energy hasn’t been great, I haven’t made the plays I should and gone the extra mile. If anybody notices that, we should speak up.”TIP-INSLakers: Rajon Rondo had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Kyle Kuzma had 12 points and 10 assists.Pistons: Drummond is four rebounds away from posting a sixth straight season with at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Only seven players have accomplished that: Wilt Chamberlain (10 years), Bill Russell (10), Bob Pettit (nine), Elvin Hayes (seven), Walt Bellamy (six), Dwight Howard (six) and Jerry Lucas (six).UP NEXTLakers: Visit the New York Knicks on Sunday.Pistons: Host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FIFA push to spread 2022 Qatar World Cup faces resistance LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashlast_img read more

Denmark Open Badminton 2018 Women’s Singles Finals: Saina Nehwal succumbs to World No.1 Tai…

first_imgAdvertisementIndia’s badminton star Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-Ying at the 2018 Denmark Open finals and settled for a silver medal at the Odense Sports Park. The Olympic Bronze medalist lost 13-21, 21-13, and 21-6 to the World No.1 under 52 minutes.Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Tai Tzu Ying’s challengeTai Tzu Ying took a 5-1 lead early on in the first set, and Saina played catch up to it. However, the 24-year-old maintained her nerves and took the first set 21-13.Saina Nehwal started the second set on a positive note after taking a 9-4 lead. The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist failed to lodge a comeback as Saina pushed the game to a decider after winning the second set with the same scoreline.However, fatigue wore in for Saina as she gifted her opponent nine straight points from 2-2 to 2-11 early on in the game. Tai Tzu-Ying showed no mercy as she won 5 consecutive points to win the final set 21-6.With Saina Nehwal’s loss, India’s journey at the Denmark Open comes to an end as Srikanth Kadambi lost to Japan’s Kento Momota earlier today.The Sportsindiashow team wishes Saina Nehwal and the Indian badminton fraternity best of luck for their future endeavors.Advertisementlast_img read more