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Archive for October, 2012

Welcome Night, Parade, Haunted House, Dog of Year This Week

(Oct. 24) WELCOME NIGHT is our first major event this week. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you, your friends, acquaintances and all interested in the community to the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, for a free, pleasant evening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The idea is to acquaint you with City groups, organizations and businesses. They will have representatives at information tables and be available to answer questions. There will be refreshments, give-aways and plenty of pertinent information for you to digest. So come on out. Bring the children. Have a good time. The Chamber has presented this event for over 40 years. (Oct. 25) The City’s 65th Annual HALLOWEEN PARADE is set for 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. Presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club in... Read More

Haunted House Returns to City Hall Oct. 27th; Welcome Night Oct. 24th

The ghosts and goblins will once again haunt City Hall. The Ocean City Art Club, under the direction of Paul Matusz, will resurrect the popular HAUNTED HOUSE after a hiatus of several years. The Halloween event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic municipal structure, 9th and Asbury Ave. The building dates back to 1914 when Harry Headley was mayor. Indeed, City Hall is believed to have its own resident ghost. Noises have been heard late at night in the vicinity of the Council Chambers. Doors creaking and closing. That sort of thing. One cleaning person actually saw the ghost, described as a slightly built, older gentleman. A psychic medium and author of ghost books, Craig McManus, dropped by to inspect the premises, and verified that yes,... Read More

Fire Department Open House Thursday, Hero Walk Sunday

The Annual Ocean City Fire Department OPEN HOUSE is a fine family event. Very Kid friendly. It will be held this Thursday, Oct. 11th at Fire Department Headquarters, 550 Asbury Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will be informative and fun. There will be valuable life saving exercises. A miniature house will be set up to teach children how to crawl low through a smoke filled building. They will also be instructed on how to “stop, drop and roll” in case their clothing catches fire. Youngsters will also have the opportunity to squirt a fire hose and tour the fire trucks. Bring a camera and take photos of your children posing by the engines. There will be face painting, a coloring contest and a Jaws of Life demonstration. City Police... Read More

Block Party Weekend Oct. 6-8; First Night Admissions on Sale (Free Parking Throughout the City)

Ocean City’s Fall Block Party-INDIAN SUMMER Weekend began 38 years ago when there were few fall events in town. The first block party was just two blocks long. It grew quickly and now extends from 5th to 14th Sts. Saturday’s party will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature over 350 crafters offering an array of hand made products plus artwork and photography. There will be FREE PARKING on all City lots and at street parking meters. The block party offers a variety of foods, entertainment plus free pony rides at the Tabernacle Grounds for children from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a Greek Food Festival, seafood, ribs, hotdogs, pizza, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, baked goods and more for sale. A huge Fireworks display will follow... Read More