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Martin Mollusk to Celebrate 40th Anniversary May 1st

On a cool, windy March day in 1974, Martin Z. Mollusk, Ocean City’s relatively famous hermit crab, made his first, and what turned out to be an historic creep, onto the 9th St. Beach. Martin was fulfilling a life long dream to be recognized as a legitimate weather forecaster. An orphan, Martin was abandoned along the Great, Gray Zambesi River in Africa. It was here that he passed the time studying the clouds, wind currents etc. and taught himself to forecast the weather with extreme accuracy. After numerous trials and tribulations, Martin was able stow away on a flight to Tepid Swamp, Louisiana, a Mecca for hermit crabs and home of Tepid Tech, the world’s only University for Crustaceans. Here he obtained a Doctorate in Climatology and met his future wife, the... Read More

Full Schedule of Easter Weekend Events Set for Ocean City

(April 17, April 18) “The Living Last Supper,” a portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, will be presented at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., at  7 p.m. both days. The unique programs are sponsored by the Tabernacle and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. The audience is invited to watch the portrayal as each disciple emerges from the portrait and speaks. Cast includes members of Ocean City and area churches. (April 19) The Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, starts 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Registration begins 10 am. This event is a competition for any “pet that will not eat another pet.” It is overwhelmingly patronized by dogs but cats, rabbits, ferrets, bunnies, Guinea Pigs, and white mice have also been known to compete. Categories include Best... Read More

Doo Dah Parade and Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

There are two exciting events in Ocean City this Saturday April 12th: The 29th Annual Doo Dah Parade and the first of two Easter Egg Hunts scheduled for the season. The Doo Dah Parade, Ocean City’s tribute to humor and legendary comedians, begins noon at 6th and Asbury Ave., proceeds to 12th and Asbury, from there turns to the Boardwalk and ends in front of the Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace where there is an awards ceremony and the PieAsco is held. The PieAsco is a tribute to the late, great “pie in the face comedian” Soupy Sales, who attended the Doo Dah Parade for many years. Folks (this can be you) sit in grand stands and smoosh each other with Shaving Cream Pies, the kind Soupy used on his syndicated TV... Read More

Egg Hunts, Doo Dah Parade, Woofin’ Paws Fashion Show Coming Soon

It’s now time to start seriously thinking about Ocean City’s exciting April events. They include two great Easter Egg hunts, The Doo Dah Parade, The Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, The Sunrise Service and Easter Fashion Competition. TWO EGG HUNTS:  (APRIL 12 and19) Because of the popularity of our Easter Egg Hunts, the Boardwalk Merchants are presenting two this year. Both will be held from 11th to 13th St. on the Beach at 2:30 p.m. There will be five age groups: Up to 2 years at 11th St., 3 years at 11th St., 4 years at 12th St., 5 years at 12th St.  6 years and 7 years at 13th St. Rain dates are April 13 and April 20 at 2:20 p.m. 180,000 Eggs with Candy and Toys will be distributed. ... Read More

Pageant a Success! Now on to Doo Dah!

Ocean City’s First Mr. Mature America Pageant on Saturday received a standing ovation from an audience of 400. The event began with a lively and humorous production number choreographed by Jessica Albertson. This set the stage for a very entertaining show by talented contestants 60 and over. Frank Faralli Jr., 61, a nurse from Cape May Court House, is the world’s first Mr. Mature America. Mr. Faralli sang Edelweiss for his talent, and won the poise and interview awards. Former Ocean City mayor, Roy Gillian, 84, won Talent with an impressive rendition of piano favorites. Each of the other contestants received enthusiastic ovations. These included Rene Sese, 73 of Egg Harbor Twp., who sang a love song; Eugene Ross, 89 of Ocean City, who recited a humorous poem and presented an original... Read More

What was it Like to Interview the President of the U.S.?

What was it like to interview the President of the United States? You’ll find out if you attend the Nation’s first Mr. Mature America Pageant this Saturday, March 22nd at the Music Pier. Dick Sheeran, Broadcast Hall of Fame member and former Philadelphia Channel 3 Anchor, will let you know. During his 30 year TV career, Dick covered many National political Conventions and interviewed scores of celebrities including President Jimmy Carter. He will assist emcee Maribeth Neall and relate interesting anecdotes during the Pageant. Sheeran will also present the Pageant’s First Inspiration Award to Atlantic City icon, Pinky Kravitz for his many achievements in radio and public service. The Pageant will feature seven men over 60 who will perform. Five mature women will also be featured. The men include Frank Faralli who... Read More

Air Force Band Plays Free Concert at Music Pier March 25th

The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Ocean City Music Pier on Tues., March 25th. at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In order to attend the concert you must pick up free tickets in advance. Free tickets are available at the Information desk, 2nd floor of City Hall facing the main entrance. Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the adjacent Community Services Office for the Mr. Mature America Pageant on March 22 at the Music Pier for $10. City Hall hours are 9:45 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, call (609)-525-9300. The Air Force Ensemble features 17 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned world- wide acclaim and military distinction. The Band delivers a wide array... Read More

Inquirer Features Story on Mr. Mature America

This past Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer featured a story about our upcoming Mr. Mature America Pageant on the front page of the South Jersey section that was continued on Page B-6. It’s a fine story by Jacqueline Urgo except for one quote in the second paragraph: “People sort of yawned” when they heard about it.  On the contrary, folks I have talked to have remarked “What a great idea!” “It ‘s about time,” or “you’ve got to be kidding.” I consider “You’ve got to be kidding” positive. These people are just overwhelmed at the thought of having such an original event, the only one in the United States, in Ocean City. I can assure those who come to our Pageant that they won’t be bored but pleasantly surprised at the gumption of... Read More

“Ms. Senior America Likes Mr. Mature America”

Yes, Ms. Senior America likes Mr. Mature America. Sound like a message on Facebook? Maybe something that should be tweeted? Or Whatevered? Well it’s a fact. We received a phone call recently from Joanne Santori. She’s the Executive Director of the Ms. New Jersey Senior America Pageant, whose slogan is “An Age of Elegance.” She wants her Pageant to be involved with our upcoming Mr. Mature America Pageant, whose slogan is “Old Guys Rule.” She is so persuasive we could not resist the offer. She actually brought the talented vocalist and very attractive Vanessa Shaw, Ms. New Jersey Senior America 2013 and the first runner up in the national pageant, to our cluttered Public Relations Office on... Read More