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Archive for December, 2015

Get Your First Night Admission Buttons Now! 12/30/15

NOW is time to get your First Night Admission buttons for New Year’s Eve. The word from First Night Headquarters is that they will definitely sell out! SO ACT NOW! You don’t want to be that breathless person who rushes up to the counter at the last minute and finds a “SORRY! SOLD OUT!" sign  staring you in the face!!   Your children will begin screaming and beating their fists against your chest. Your wife will repeat “I told you so! I told you so!” over and over as she tries to calm the children. And you will feel like a complete and absolute failure. It won’t be a pretty scene. Here’s how it can be avoided.   Buy your buttons NOW online at www.firstnightocnj.com , or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Buttons are also available... Read More

Christmas Dinner, First Night, First Day on the Way (12/23/15 Post)

(Dec. 25) FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER: For the 27th year, the Community Christmas Celebration will offer a free buffet dinner with all the trimmings. ALL are welcome! The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. Take outs will be available. Volunteers will deliver to those who can’t attend. Transportation will be provided if needed. Call (609) 398-8781. There will be special access for the disabled and free parking. No need to spend the Holiday home alone. There will be folks to talk to, entertainment and games at the centrally located church. All this in addition to a tasty meal. The dinner was started by Mike and Peaches Lukens to provide good food, good cheer and promote comradeship in the... Read More

Holiday Shows Lead the Way to First Night 12/16/15

Holiday shows and opportunities to meet Santa lead the way to First Night, our gala New Year’s Eve Celebration. (Dec.16) SHARON M. DRAPER, author, educator and prominent public speaker will talk about Education and Literacy 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Ms. Draper has been honored as National Teacher of the Year, is a New York Times Best Selling Author and is the recipient of the American Library Association’s Award for National Achievement. She is also a five time winner of Coretta Scott King Literary Awards. She is involved in motivating and encouraging teachers and students throughout the world. (Dec. 18) SWINGIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS: 2015 Christmas Spectacular, at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Ocean City... Read More

Programs Aplenty Right into First Night 12/9/15

[embed]https://youtu.be/nQE8RqFQl6A[/embed] (Dec. 9) DAN SKELDON to talk at Library: El Nino. The Polar Vortex. Will both or either impact our coming winter? The Farmer’s Almanac says it’s going to be a cold and snowy winter. But is there any truth to that? Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon, will report on what he expects will happen during the upcoming winter. Will there be pipe freezing cold like last year? Or a major snow storm? Dan will give his winter forecast and take questions from the audience on any South Jersey Weather topic. He will also review this year’s hurricane season and look ahead to what 2016 may have in store. Dan forecasted South Jersey Weather for 12 years for NBC 40 before it went off the air. He will speak... Read More

Have a Blast at the Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk & Family Beach

Boardwalk & Family Beach How often have you heard this: I need a vacation from my vacation! Maybe you’ve said it yourself. One thing’s for certain: You’ll never say that if you spend your vacation on the Jersey boardwalk at Ocean City. People usually drive here, so you won’t have to deal with airports or other public transportation. And if you’re coming from Delaware and want a special treat, take the Cape May/Lewes Ferry, a 17-mile, 85-minute trip that connects Delaware to Cape May. It’ll be impressive for sure — and you might even be lucky enough to get your own dolphin escort! Once you get here, the only noise you’ll hear will be the waves, bell-ringers and food vendor barkers and some great music. Ocean... Read More

The Fight Against No-Vacation Nation

The United States, more than any other country in the world, equates the perception of busyness to success. We work long hours, rarely take breaks, eat sad sandwiches at our desks, and almost never take vacations. To the world at large, the sentiment is simply that Americans work far too much. The U.S. Travel Association has coined a name for our affliction – Work Martyr Syndrome. In a period where cutbacks are prevalent, U.S. workers position themselves as indispensable by putting in a lot of face time at the office, resulting in the lowest amount of vacation time used in the past 40 years. In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced nation in the world that doesn’t offer workers a guaranteed paid vacation. With... Read More

Christmas Parade Friday, Train Show on Weekend – 12/2/15

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQE8RqFQl6A&feature=youtu.be[/embed] (Dec. 4) The City's Annual CHRISTMAS PARADE brings Santa to town in a horse and buggy. The Parade begins 6:30 p.m. Route is from 6th to 11th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Afterwards Santa will be at the Park across from City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. He will pose for photos (bring your camera) and hand out treats. Bands featured in the Parade include the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Pitman Hobo Band and the Ed Coles Dixieland Band. Among the groups to march are the Ocean City Theatre Co., the Atlantic Shore Babe Ruth All Star Team, the American Legion, Girl Scout Troop 41371, the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Cape May County Sherriff's Dept. Mounted Unit, OCHS Best Buddies International Club, Strathmere Fire Co.,  Jr. Red... Read More