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Archive for April, 2010

News About Block Party, MZM Day, City’s Latest Honor

LATEST HONOR: Ocean City has been named one of the Best 31 Beach Vacations by Coastal Living Magazine, a prestigious publication that covers the shore. Ocean City was the ONLY New Jersey beach community to receive the honor and was only one of three beaches that were noted as a “great value.” The first two pages of the article were devoted exclusively to Ocean City and highlights popular community businesses and family fun. The City was also featured in the May/June edition of AAA (Automobile Association of America’s) World Magazine. The colorful story of the Sindia and a profile of Ocean City’s Historical Museum were in the article. The Sindia was a four masted Clipper Ship sailing from Kobe Japan then beached off 15th Street in 1901. There is much lore... Read More

City Wide Yard Sale Saturday; Block Party May 1st

The City's Annual CITY WIDE YARD SALE is set for Sat., April 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be table sales at the Tabernacle, 5th and Asbury Ave. and City wide. The sale is held rain or shine. City Wide locations will be posted on a map that will be distributed Thursday through Saturday at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., the Chamber of Commerce Information Center, 9th and Simpson Ave. (across from TD Bank) and at the Tabernacle Grounds. The popular event is organized and directed by Marcia Shallcross, executive director of Main Street. Sponsors include Main Street, Downtown Ocean City, the City of Ocean City, the Ocean City Board of Realtors, the Boardwalk Merchants Assn. and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. The Ocean City TABERNACLE makes its... Read More

Doo Dah Comedy Show will be a Highlight of Parade Weekend

The DOO DAH PARADE is this Saturday. It starts at noon, 6th and Asbury Ave., goes to 12th and Asbury Ave. and concludes at the Music Pier where there is an awards ceremony and the colorful PieAsco, which is a massive pie smooshing. At 3 p.m., we will present the Doo Dah Comedy Show in the Music Pier Auditorium. This show will be dedicated to Ocean City’s good friend, the late Soupy Sales. It will star legendary comedian, Shelley Berman and impersonators of famous comedians. Soupy’s syndicated TV show was famous for its pie in the face humor with such celebrities as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. getting plastered. So if we’re going to honor Soupy, we obviously must include some smooshing. Costello will smear Abbott to vent his frustration after... Read More

About Boomer, Battle of Bands & DooDah Weekend

In a recent letter to the editor, it was suggested that we honor Boomer, the Basset Hound, in next week's Doo Dah Parade. Boomer, as you may recall, is the basset who wandered into the Bay, struggled in the water and finally was rescued by a heroic boater. The story was widely featured in the media. The Doo Dah Parade has become famous for its basset waddle contingent. Over 500 are scheduled to lope along the Route on April 17 to raise funds for the Tri- State Basset Hound Rescue League. It is a parade within a parade, the second largest gathering of the endearing, sad eyed canines in the country. Featuring Boomer in the event seemed like a good idea. I called the Ocean City Humane Society, where Boomer resides, to... Read More

EASTER BUNNY VOWS TO MAKE THE WEEKEND BIGGEST EVER

I was busy and had forgotten that it was time for the Easter Bunny to stop by our office to review our events for the weekend. His name is Fluffy but don’t let the name fool you. He is no-nonsense, all business, and basically egotistical. Fluffy is one of ten rabbits that work the Southern Shore Region at Easter time and the one with the most seniority. That’s why he is assigned to Ocean City. We’re considered the prime holiday location. When a bunny lands here, he or she is considered to have “made it” in the Rabbit World. Our conversation went something like this as he hopped in the door. ME: Fluffy! It’s you! Already! Wow, time flies! FLUFFY: Don’t you keep a calendar? Don’t you know that Easter is just a... Read More