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Archive for January, 2015

“Memories” is Theme for Mr. Mature America Pageant

Ocean City’s second annual MR. MATURE  America Pageant will be held on Sat., March 28 beginning 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. It celebrates the experience, relevance, and talents of mature men 55 and older. The Pageant is the only contest of its kind in the World. It is designed to emphasize the contributions of our senior citizens many of whom are still working and retirees who constitute a huge volunteer resource for local organizations including the City. “Memories” is the theme of this year’s pageant and contestants will be asked to recount their fondest memories during the competition. These recollections will be humorous, nostalgic and informative. Fred Miller, Ocean City Historian and author of numerous history books about this resort, will be presented the Mr. Mature America Inspiration... Read More

Hey Baseball Fans! You Don’t Want to Miss This!

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Phillies winning their first National League Pennant. I know this is true because Bob Warrington told me so. Bob is a nationally recognized historian, author and long time collector of artifacts related to the Phillies and former Philadelphia Athletics Baseball teams. He has been published in many national baseball periodicals. His most recent article about the Phillies appeared in the Society for American Baseball Research Magazine. Yep, baseball is a well documented sport. Bob saw the notice about the Old Year’s celebration we are currently organizing with the Historical Museum and Library.  And because he visits Ocean City and admires our interest in preserving the past, he has made us an offer we cannot refuse. And that’s to come here... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Set for Saturday

Ocean City’s 25th annual celebration to honor the life and legacy of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. will be held Sat., Jan. 17 starting 1 p.m. at the High School’s Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. This year’s celebration is dedicated to the late Rozelia Cobb, a revered special education teacher at the Ocean City Intermediate School who organized the initial program and others that followed. It was the first tribute to Dr. King in Cape May County. Cobb made it a special event by enlisting students and young entertainers to participate because she felt it was important for them to learn about his contributions to the Civil Rights movement and his insistence on achieving social justice through non-violent means. Dr. King was... Read More

Rozelia Cobb Started Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Here

On Sat., Jan. 17th, Ocean City will hold its 25th annual celebration to honor the life and legacy of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. This was the first ceremony of its kind in Cape May County. It was organized by the late Rozelia Cobb, a popular, special education teacher at the Ocean City Intermediate School. Rozelia realized the importance of the Civil Rights leader. She believed that young people should learn about his contributions and be involved in the event. Those early programs included Ocean City students and local dancers and singers with the accent on youth. The upcoming celebration will also feature Ocean City school students presenting tributes and performing. Rozelia spread the word about the achievements of Dr. King with her powerful programs.  She will be honored and remembered... Read More