Dear Friends,I’m sad to report on the passing of one of Ocean City’s finest citizens, Tommy Miles Jr., over the weekend. He and his wife, Mary Hayward-Miles, had been honored at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration with the Business Leadership Award in recognition of their contributions to the economic vitality and charitable service of the black community in Ocean City. He and Mary have lived in town for 57 years, raised a family here and worshipped at Shiloh Baptist Church. He was the owner of Tommy Miles Window Cleaning and Painting, and he also worked for Ocean City until his retirement. Most of all, Tommy was known for his kindness and generosity – he could always be counted on to help others regardless of the circumstances. I hope you all will join Michele and me in extending our deepest condolences to Mary, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all of their friends and family.A few reminders:Our Christmas in the Downtown celebration is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (Nov. 29). The Ocean City Fire Department ladder truck will be ready in case a certain traveler from the North Pole needs assistance descending from the roof of City Hall. If so, he’ll be on hand to help illuminate City Hall and the Christmas tree at 5 p.m.Seasonal beach tags for summer 2020 will go on sale Friday. They will be available at a discounted $20 and can be purchased at the City Hall Welcome Center and other locations throughout town or online at www.ocnj.us/beachtags.There is less than a week left to purchase First Night buttons at a discounted $15. The price goes up to $20 on Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information and to purchase buttons online, visit firstnightocnj.com .If your trash and recycling pickup is regularly scheduled for Thursdays or Fridays, it will be pushed back by one day, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The schedule returns to normal next week. See more detail on the holiday trash and recycling schedule.I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Please take the time to enjoy the holiday with your family, neighbors and friends. We always have much to be thankful for in Ocean City, a place so many people hold so dear to their hearts. Jay A. GillianMayorWarm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor Mayor Jay Gillian
“I would love to do a musical and make it all about Kristin Chenoweth and her character, Olive Snook,” said Fuller. “I think it would be incredible!” You’re preaching to the converted about the four-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner here, Mr. Fuller! Star Files View Comments We might just be bouncing in excitement in our desk chairs! The rumored Pushing Daisies musical, starring Kristin Chenoweth, could really be on the cards. The ABC series’ creator Bryan Fuller told E! Online that he’s in talks with director Barry Sonnenfeld and Warner Brothers Studios about reviving the show as either a Main Stem or movie musical. Kristin Chenoweth The TV comedy, which also starred Broadway alum Lee Pace as a pie-maker who could bring things back to life with his touch, ran on ABC from 2007 through 2009. The cast additionally featured Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Swoosie Kurtz and Broadway vet Ellen Greene. Chenoweth’s work on the show earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
The Lowland League team will stage the game at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium.There’s also an Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian in the Scottish Cup 5th Round this afternoon.