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Archive for June, 2009

Antique Autos, Pops Opens, Balalaikas This Weekend

Over 300 VINTAGE AUTOS roll into Ocean City on Sat., June 27 for the 53rd Annual Antique Auto Show set for the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is followed by a boardwalk parade from 6th to 14th Sts. Admission to the show grounds is free. The event is sponsored by the local chapter of the Antique Automobile Assn. of America and the City. It is directed by David Blyler. It features an array of vehicles from Model A and Model T Fords, antique military vehicles and cars of just about every make and model over 25 years old. Antiques such as Rolls Royce’s and Corvettes are showcased. Cars are judged and prizes awarded to owners of the most outstanding vehicles.... Read More

Miss NJ This Week, July Jubilee, Magician, Balalaikas Are Next

It’s Pageant Week in Ocean City. Twenty-five area title holders from throughout the State are in town to vie for the Miss New Jersey crown. Programs are set for the Music Pier auditorium, Thurs. through Sat., (June 18-20). The winner will receive over $20,000 in scholarship money and prizes. She’ll compete for the Miss America title in Las Vegas on Jan. 30, 2010. This is the 14th year the event will be held here. There was a Boardwalk Parade last night led by Ashley Fairfield, reigning Miss New Jersey. Preliminaries are set for tonight and Friday with the final on Sat., June 20. All programs start 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Mary Lou Cake, 609-315-1423. A ticket for all three nights is priced at $95. The final is $50 and preliminaries... Read More

Artisans Sponsor Hobo Band Concert on Saturday

The ARTISANS return to Ocean City Friday through Sunday for their 64th Annual Weekend (June 12-14). The organization was founded 136 years ago to provide insurance for working people. The Artisans have been visiting Ocean City longer than any other group. The Lu Lu Temple Shriners are second at 47 years. In addition to providing insurance, The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection supports many charitable causes. On Sat., June 13, the Artisans provide two free shows to the public. The have booked the popular Pitman Hobo Band to perform from 7 to 8 p.m. inside the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Hobo Band marches in our Doo Dah, Christmas, Halloween and Baby Parades. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy them in concert. Their shows are entertaining and humorous. Following the... Read More

37th Annual Flower Show This Weekend at Music Pier

Ah yes, I remember it well. The first Flower Show was called the Flower Art Show. It featured both flowers and artwork. It was the idea of James F. Penland, who many of you may know. Jim started the Boardwalk Art Show back in the 60s. He also convinced Mayor Tom Waldman that Ocean City should have an Art Center. Waldman provided the second floor of a former school at 409 Wesley Ave. that housed the Historical Museum downstairs. Both organizations have since moved on. The area is now a mini park. But back to the Flower Show. Penland enlisted the Ocean City Garden Club to help run the show. He added color and excitement to the first event by painting flower landscapes at the Music Pier while the show was in... Read More