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Memories is Theme of Mr. Mature America Pageant

Ocean City’s second annual Mr. Mature America Pageant is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Music Pier. Seven contestants and three special guests will be featured in this unique contest for men 55 years and older. In addition to dancing to a rousing opening number “It’s Raining Men” (an amazing demonstration of senior agility) contestants will be asked to perform a talent, demonstrate poise and discuss their fondest memory. My fondest memory has to be waiting impatiently for my first daughter, Rebecca to be born. Finally a nurse appeared holding an adorable infant (she looks just like her mother) and all was well in the world. Rebecca grew up to become a nurse, herself. She works in the operating room of Inspira Medical Center in Vineland. We are suggesting that at... Read More

It was “Raining Men” at the Music Pier Sunday

This past Sunday, MR. MATURE AMERICA CONTESTANTS gathered at the Music Pier for their initial orientation. There will be seven contestants and three special senior guest performers. The contestants are all in good shape. Only one using a cane which he discarded when rehearsing the lively dance number, “It’s Raining Men,” that will open the show on March 28. Choreographer Jessica Albertson lined up her charges and the music boomed from the sound system. After initial instructions the men high stepped, twirled and were permitted to improvise at the end of the dance. It was obvious that they were having a good time. Especially during the improvisation part during which you will see gyrations that defy the forces of gravity. “Raining Men” will be drenched with fun. The men also rehearsed their talents:   George... Read More

Dietz and Watson – Ocean City – “Perfect Together!”

Ocean City marks three decades of DOO DAH PARADES on April 11th.  Dietz and Watson has been its major sponsor since the beginning. Ocean City presents its second annual MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT on March 28. Dietz and Watson has been a major sponsor of the event since its inauguration last year. Dietz and Watson is a family business. Ocean City is a family resort. Ocean City was recently cited as being one of the most friendly Cities in the nation for women business owners. Chairman and Chief executive of Dietz and Watson is Ruth Eni, affectionately known as Momma Dietz. As former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean would say, “Dietz and Watson and Ocean City, Perfect Together.” Momma Dietz will attend the Pageant on March 28 and be honored and thanked for her... Read More

Rock’N Roll Hall of Famer will Perform at Mr. Mature America Pageant, March 28

OCEAN CITY, N.J.--- DICK RICHARDS, Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame Drummer and an original member of the legendary “Bill Haley’s Comets,” will be a guest performer at the Mr. Mature America Pageant. The 91 year old musician, a resident of Ocean City, still tours with a new edition of the Comets. He has also formed a local group, “The Ready Rockers,” who play Oldies concerts throughout the area. Richards and his Rockers will perform “Shake, Rattle and Roll” at the Pageant. The Rock classic will feature a rousing, drum solo by the durable musician. Not only is Richards a great musician, but he was a Broadway actor and also performed in over 40 movies and Soap Operas such as “One Life to Live.” A graduate of West Chester University, he excelled in... Read More

Just Wanted to Remind you That…

The second MR. MATURE AMERICA Pageant is set for March 28 at the Music Pier starting at 7 p.m. At 6 p.m. there will be a display of Memorabilia and keepsakes from area folks in conjunction with the Pageant’s theme MEMORIES. The Ocean City Historical Museum will feature a display. The exhibit will be open both before and after the program. We hope to use this exhibit as the basis for an Old Year’s Celebration that is in the planning stages with the Museum. Anyone who would like to show their Memorabilia on March 28th should call (609) 399-6111-Ext. 9300 or email msoifer@hotmail.com. Exhibitors will get free tickets to the Pageant. The opening Pageant number will be a rousing dance rendition of “It’s Raining Men” choreographed by Jessica Albertson who produced... Read More

Spring Training Comes to Library on Saturday

You will be treated to the humorous and bizarre moments of the PHILLIES SPRING TRAINING program of 1915 on Saturday at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. This was the season, 100 years ago, that the team won its First National League Pennant. It was quite different from the Spring Training being held in Florida today. The gloves were smaller, the baseballs were less hyper active and the players did not enjoy astronomical salaries. They had to have second jobs during the off season. But that 1915 session would have made an excellent Soap Opera. Some players almost drowned in a storm, several members of the team were pursued by a lynch mob and there was an exciting confrontation when the team traveled to St. Petersburg by boat. The... Read More

Phillies Add an Array of Prizes to Feb. 21st Program

The Philadelphia Phillies organization will add an array of prizes to the program on Feb. 21st about its 1915 Pennant Winning team. This is when baseball author and Phillies authority Bob Warrington will present an informative and humorous talk about Spring Training 100 years ago and how it differs from today. Warrington will speak 1 p.m. at the Community Center’s Chris Maloney Auditorium, 17th and Simpson Ave. Admission is free. When the Phillies learned about this, they decided to make it even more interesting by offering the following prizes: For a Trivia Answering contest, the team will provide 25 prizes: 5 Chase Utley, 5 Ryan Howard and 5 Roy Halladay Bobble Heads, 5 Jimmy Rollins All-Time Hits Leader Prints and 5 Fedora Caps. Door prizes will include a used baseball from a... Read More

Check Out These Events in February & March

(Feb. 13-15) For Your Valentine’s Weekend, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will present the Off Broadway Sensation FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS: VOLUME 1.  This family favorite “spoof” rolls into town for three shows, February 13 and 14th at 7:30 pm and February 15 at 2pm at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.  No Broadway Show is safe from his satirical production that pokes good natured fun at hit musicals and the legendary performers who starred in them. Shows to be spoofed include Les Miserables, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Rent, Spamalot, Annie and more.  This production features fantastic professional talent and a memorable evening at the Theatre during Valentine’s time.

Congratulations to MICHAEL HARTMAN founder and artistic director of the Greater Ocean City Theater Co.  for being named... Read More

“Memories” is Theme for Mr. Mature America Pageant

Ocean City’s second annual MR. MATURE  America Pageant will be held on Sat., March 28 beginning 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. It celebrates the experience, relevance, and talents of mature men 55 and older. The Pageant is the only contest of its kind in the World. It is designed to emphasize the contributions of our senior citizens many of whom are still working and retirees who constitute a huge volunteer resource for local organizations including the City. “Memories” is the theme of this year’s pageant and contestants will be asked to recount their fondest memories during the competition. These recollections will be humorous, nostalgic and informative. Fred Miller, Ocean City Historian and author of numerous history books about this resort, will be presented the Mr. Mature America Inspiration... Read More