By Maddy VitaleFrom crab cakes to pancakes and from steak to shrimp, Ocean City restaurants have something for everyone.Whether tempting your palate with a new entrée, or sticking to your tried and true favorite dish, diners will have plenty of choices during Ocean City’s Restaurant Week, which runs from now through June 14.Customers on Friday called the week a great time to go out to explore new delicacies and catch the discounts.Participating restaurants offer special fixed-price options for the event. Some of the rates are for two people, others are prices for one person with an all-inclusive meal, from drinks to desserts. Prices vary. Restaurants and specials are listed at www.eatinocnj.com.Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, said Restaurant Week offers a great way to try new places and enjoy old favorites.“Ocean City has fabulous food offerings. Restaurant Week gives us the opportunity to showcase this important business segment on our island,” Gillian noted. “We encourage you to support your favorite restaurants, but also to go out and try something new. The restaurant owners put together great specials that will surely bring you back for more.”Diners enjoy warm breezes while eating outdoors at Jon & Patty’s.Friends Janet Cook, of Ocean City, and Beth Little, of Margate, sat down for a bite at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro located on Asbury Avenue, Friday afternoon.The eatery is part of Restaurant Week and the friends decided to each get quiche with a side salad.Cook summed up their thoughts of the food: “Scrumptious,” she said.Patty Talese, co-owner of Jon & Patty’s, with her husband, Jon, said they always participate in Restaurant Week to give people an added incentive to try out their restaurant.Talese, who heads the Downtown Merchants Association, said that not only is the weeklong event important for connoisseurs, but also for business owners.“The price points are affordable and there are all different menu items to try out,” she said.While some restaurants priced their dinners for two people, Jon & Patty’s stuck to a price of $22 for a single person with a meal that includes soup or salad, an entrée, dessert and a beverage.Cousin’s Restaurant is located at 104 Asbury Ave.Bill McGinnity, president of the Ocean City Restaurant Association, said Restaurant Week in Ocean City is a bit more varied than in other communities.“We can do a lot of different offerings for guests. We have breakfast specials and lunches. We adapted to what fits our community,” McGinnity said. “We are family-oriented.”McGinnity, owner of Cousin’s Restaurant on Asbury Avenue, explained, for example, how he offers a two-dinner special for the week. A cost of $40 will give two customers choices of selections such as pasta and clams and crispy eggplant ricotta.Among the reasons why Restaurant Week is special in Ocean City is when it is held.McGinnity noted, “We have it early enough in the season so the locals can be a part of it before the summer chaos.”Restaurant Week in Ocean City offers diners a wide selection to choose from at participating eateries. Friends Janet Cook, of Ocean City, (left) and Beth Little, of Margate, enjoy a bite to eat at Jon & Patty’s, located at 637 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City, during the first day of Restaurant Week.
Jane P Martin, 84, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Manchester, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born May 2, 1934 in Warsaw, KY, daughter of the late Elijah Webster and Pearl (Roberts) Webster.Jane worked as a hostess for Hollywood Casino, retiring with over 13 years of service. Previously, she worked in the pharmacy at Dearborn County Hospital for over 20 years.She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was also a member of Eastern Star, and Beta Sigma Phi.Jane played Mrs. Clause at Dearborn County Hospital for 25 years, and for 10 years at Hollywood Casino. Everyone knew that Jane loved to dance. At the Dearborn Adult Center she was even known as “Dancin” Jane.” She tap danced at the Alby Theater, and she walked the Flying Pig marathon.Jane is survived by sons, Guy (Pam) Soule of Aurora, IN, and Jay (Debbie) Soule of Garland, TX; daughter, Rhonda Noyes of Saylor Park, OH; grandchildren, Abbey Flanik, Kelsey Soule, and Christopher Soule.She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Allajean Kittle and Kathleen Smith; and a brother Owen “Tubby” Webster.Friends will be received Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, 10629 State Rd. 48, Sunman, Indiana.Services will be held at the church at 1:00 pm with Keith Allhands officiating.Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sunman, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
LATEST STORIES Also out is the 17th seed Madison Keys after the American, the 2017 US Open finalist, withdrew with a knee injury.The top men’s seeds make their entrance on Tuesday, with Juan Martin del Potro, Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov all in action.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with fans after winning her women’s singles first round match against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERNaomi Osaka made the startling admission on Monday that winning the US Open was “bittersweet” and “not the happiest memory” and revealed that she has been trying to forget about the career-defining victory.The 20-year-old rising star from Japan stunned Serena Williams last month in a tempestuous final in which the American called chair umpire Carlos Ramos “a thief” and later accused him of sexism.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mourinho says some players care more than others about slump Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I just sort of wanted to move on at that point.”Speaking in Beijing, where Osaka powered into round two of the China Open with a dominant performance over Kazakh qualifier Zarina Diyas, the young Japanese light-heartedly compared her Grand Slam success to green-tea ice cream.“When you bite into it, it’s sweet, but also very strong — that’s how that memory feels to me.“Of course I’m happy that I won a Grand Slam, I don’t think there’s anything that can take away from that… but I feel like it was so strange, I didn’t just want to think about it.“I wanted to just push it to the side.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Osaka, who defeated Diyas 6-4, 6-3 despite not playing her best, faces unseeded American Danielle Collins next.Wozniacki emphaticAlso safely through on Beijing’s outdoor hard courts is another reigning Grand Slam champion, Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki.With world number one Simona Halep retiring from the tournament with a back injury and Serena Williams absent, Osaka and Wozniacki are among the favorites.Former world number one Wozniacki was emphatic with a 6-2, 6-3 demolition of Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic.The world number two Dane was never in serious trouble against 41st-ranked Bencic, although it has not always been like that down the years, Bencic winning four of their past six meetings.Wozniacki will play Croatia’s unseeded Petra Martic in round two.It was a case of seventh time lucky for another former number one, Garbine Muguruza, as the Spaniard set up a meeting with Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.Muguruza, who is down to 15th in the world, made a fast start as she hammered Ekaterina Makarova 6-0, 6-4, making the seventh match point count against the Russian.Elise Mertens, the 15th seed from Belgium, suffered a surprise defeat to home player Zhang Shuai, the Chinese winning 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “There’s a lot of stuff I want to say about how I felt and whatever,” the world number six said.Williams’s high-profile meltdown made headlines over Osaka’s feat in becoming the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam, although Osaka has declined to point the finger at the American great.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For me, I don’t know, I don’t know, the memory of the US Open is a little bit bittersweet,” Osaka said.“Right after, the day after, I really didn’t want to think about it because it wasn’t necessarily the happiest memory for me. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew