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Archive for April, 2009

Arts in Downtown, Choral Fest, Yard Sale This Weekend

DOWNTOWN ARTS CELEBRATION: Artwork by Ocean City and Upper Township students will be exhibited along Asbury Ave. on Sat. April 25 and Sun., April 26th. On Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., there will be free face painters, caricature artists and sidewalk chalk designs. Some members of the Ocean City Pops will perform at 1 p.m. and the Ocean City High School Jazz Band will entertain at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the vicinity of 9th and Asbury Ave. From 10 a.m. till noon, children can create their own artwork at the Fine Arts League on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave. There will also be merchant sidewalk sales and restaurant specials. On Sunday, the Fine Arts League will host a pastel workshop from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $5 and includes materials. For... Read More

New Features of our Doo Dah-Earth Day Celebration

Every recurring event should have new features, right? Keeps it interesting. Gives you something to put on My Space or to twitter about. I don’t have a My Space nor do I know how to twitter. When I first heard about twittering I thought it was “for the birds.” But millions of people now twitter and this column will give them material in case they run short. Even if you don’t twitter, this will be useful for emailing, blogging or just plain casual conversation. First of all you should tell your friends that there will be over 500 basset hounds waddling in the Doo Dah Parade. This is not new. But it’s astounding. Then there’s a bunch of new brigades. The Atlantic County Utilities Authority has entered a Precision Drill Team that will... Read More

Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show Also Showcases Talented Pets

Today’s cartoon graphically depicts the drama and variety of the Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion competition set for 11 a.m. Sat. (April 11) at Carey Stadium. Poorly Drawn Dog, the larger pooch on the left, represents the talent portion of the event. As you probably know, pets can do amazing things. I have not yet taught our loveable poodle mix, Sweetie Pie, how to juggle eight biscuits like Poorly Drawn Dog. But if I hold a biscuit to her nose and say “Eat It!” she always obliges. On Saturday, you can expect dogs to dance, jump through hoops, sing, (well sorta make a noise that sounds like singing) and many that will roll over and over. Then there are those who will completely ignore fervent requests to perform because they are interested in... Read More

Major Charity Craft Show This Weekend. Easter Is Next.

During times when local charities need it the most, Norman and JoAnne Schaut of the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild are doing more than their part. The Schauts of Ocean City produce huge, highly attended craft festivals here. All profits from these shows go to non-profit groups that assist the needy. Over $90,000 has been donated to the Ocean City Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet. This amount will exceed $100,000 after the Schaut’s upcoming show at the Music Pier April 4-5. Other charities that receive substantial support include the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer Research and the Atlantic Riding Center for Handicapped Children. “The Craft Show financial gifts are the largest single source of income that we receive,” said Ecumenical Council Treasurer,... Read More