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Archive for July, 2010

Hermit Crab Pageant, Races, Aug. 4, Baby Parade Aug. 12

It is truly a clawsome event! A fascinating array of Hermit Crab hopefuls will compete for the title of MISS CRUSTACEAN 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 4 at the 6th St. Beach. They will follow in the claw steps of such glamorous past title holders as Crabunzel, Crabahontis, Crabopatra, Crab Mc Muffin, Taxi Crab, Copacrabana, Crab Salad and Pirates of the Crabibbean. The winner captures the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup, a large trophy with a cucumber stuck inside. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark and pizza crust for fiber. In addition, the victor gets to waddle down a flower bedecked runway as adoring throngs sing the Pageant’s theme song, Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean. They will be led by Shelly, the... Read More

Capt. Noah Grand Marshal of Night in Venice, Seafood Fest Fri.

Captain Noah, award winning TV children's program personality, will be grand marshal of the Night in Venice Boat Parade this Sat., July 24 starting 7:30 p.m. by the Longport Bridge. The genial Captain and his wife, Mrs. Noah, hosted the highly rated Channel 6 TV Show in Philadelphia for 27 years before retiring in 1994. Captain Noah and his Magical Ark was syndicated in 22 markets. It was the product of husband and wife team, W. Carter and Patricia Merbreier. Generations were entertained by Wally the Walrus, Maurice the Mouse and thousands sent their pictures to “Friendly Captain Noah.” Mrs. Noah was the Ark’s puppeteer and Philadelphia TV organist, Larry Ferrari, provided the music. An ordained clergyman and Police Chaplain, Carter Merbreier began his TV career on “Thought For The Day,” an inspirational... Read More

Craft Show, Ferko, Movie Premier This Week, Night in Venice Next

Some of the most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique handiwork at Ocean City's indoor-out door SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS Festival on Sat., July 17 at Carey Stadium and the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is produced by the South Jersey Artisans Guild, whose previous shows here have set all time attendance records. Crafters will offer an array on unusual specialties including fine art, photography, hand blown glass, wood sun clocks and thermometers, vintage textiles, gourmet teas plus many other products. Featured artist will be Joyce Gagen of Shamong, N.J. who specializes in shore birds and seashore art. The award winning painter has represented New Jersey with water colors at the White House... Read More

Some Enchanted Evening is Night in Venice Optional Theme

The optional theme for NIGHT IN VENICE, Sat., July 24 is "Some Enchanted Evening." For the past five years we have suggested a theme. That’s because folks kept calling the Public Relations Office and asking for ideas. So we obliged. However you are free to use any theme you wish for the 56th annual Decorated Boat Parade and Bay front home competition. Everyone who enters receives a free commemorative mug. The mug was designed by Kathy Caraballo of Community Services. Sue Canale, our super volunteer, suggested the theme. Boat participants will receive their mugs at the Captain’s meetings held the night before and the day of the Parade. Those who enter bay front homes may pick them up at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300. The Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. on... Read More

Really Big Fireworks July 4th! Balalaikas Here July 3

Highlight of our 4th of July celebration will be a REALLY BIG fireworks display on Sunday, July 4th at 9pm. The Fireworks will be shot from a barge off the 9th Street Beach. This permits the use of larger fireworks because they are not being detonated close to land. The exhibition will be accompanied by music and can also be heard by tuning into WIBG FM, 94.3 on the dial. The annual Air Circus Kite Flying Contest will be held starting 5:30 p.m. at the 9th Street Beach on July 4. There will also be a concert on the Boardwalk by the rock band Tidal Wave while the kites are flying. Prizes will be awarded for kites judged Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer... Read More