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Archive for October, 2011

Welcome Night, Halloween Parade Scheduled

(Oct. 19) Due to impending weather, the Ocean City Fire Department's OPEN HOUSE scheduled for tonight, Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. has been POSTPONED. Please check back for information on a rescheduled date. (Oct. 22) FALL BEACH SWEEP: The Ocean City Environmental Commission and Clean Ocean Action are sponsoring a Beach Sweep, Sat., Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All members of the Community are invited to participate in the semi annual “counted clean-up sweep” of City beaches. Clean Ocean Action uses data cards to record litter collected and enters information into a national data base of marine debris. Participants form teams of two or three people to pick up and record litter on the beach. Environmental Commission members will assign volunteers to groups, provide equipment and instructions at... Read More

Register for November’s Trail of Two Cities

(Nov.5) The 16th TRAIL OF TWO CITIES Run/Walk between Ocean City and Somers Point will "break new ground" this year. The race will be over the new causeway now being completed between the two Cities. Participants will be able to bid farewell to the old bridges now being demolished. The event begins 8 a.m., Nov. 5 at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. and concludes at JFK Park in Somers Point. The Causeway will be closed to vehicles from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Runners will compete in various age groups from 9 years to 70 plus, male and female. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. There will be special awards to the male and female with the best over-all times. Walkers... Read More

Kay Simon Loved Indian Summer Weekend in Ocean City

Kay Simon worked at our Information Center on the Boardwalk for over 35 years. Most of that time, her sister, the late Nancy Boyle, worked with her. Kay passed away recently at a nursing home in Florida. Kay and Nancy were Ocean City institutions. Both lavished personal attention on visitors. Nancy was attentive and business like. Dealing with Kay was like talking to a long, lost aunt. She had a special way about her that is impossible to translate into words. You had to be there. And thousands of people were. And they loved her. And they wrote letters to the mayor and newspapers about her kindness. And they looked for her year after year when they visited Ocean City. Three Indian Summer Weekends have passed since Kay Simon has been behind... Read More

Four Special Events Set for Oct. 1, Block Party Next Weekend

(Oct. 1) The Annual City Wide YARD SALE will be held at the Tabernacle Grounds, 5th and Wesley Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at homes throughout the City. There will be table sales in the downtown from 6th to 11th Sts. along Asbury Ave. Maps with locations of sale spots throughout town will be distributed Thursday-Saturday at City Hall Annex, 9th and Asbury Ave., the Chamber of Commerce Information Center on 9th St. across from TD Bank, at various locations in the downtown and at the Tabernacle the day of the sale. (Oct.1) The RED, WHITE AND BLUE ALUMNI WEEKEND will hold its annual Parade on Asbury Ave. starting 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Parade will honor the twenty two Ocean City High School Alumni who gave their... Read More