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About Little Miss Ocean City, Weird Contest Week and More

Last Saturday a new Miss Ocean City was selected at the Music Pier. Dana Piccollo will be taking over for Molly Lavin who was an outstanding Miss Ocean City. On Fri., Aug. 21, a new LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY will be crowned. Carley Boehning, the reigning Little Miss, will be featured with emcee Ashleigh Udavalos, first runner-up to Miss New Jersey from Millville. Carley, a talented dancer, like her good friend Molly Lavin, has represented the City admirably, attending many events and assisting with our contests. There will be 19 contestants in the 20th Annual Little Miss Ocean City Pageant and it should be a great show. The contest is sponsored by the Ocean City Recreation Division and set for 7 p.m. on Friday at the Music Pier. Tickets are $10, available... Read More

Miss Ocean City Sat., Weird Contest Week Starts Monday!

Five weird contests presented with impeccable taste will be featured in Ocean City Aug. 17-21. Weird Contest Week, whose motto has always been and will always be “Wacky but Not Tacky,” features a series of unusual competitions starting 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The contests are spread out over five days so as not to over-dose the population in weirdness. Entry is free and there are categories for all age groups. Prizes are awarded. On Mon., Aug. 17 events kick-off with Salt Water Taffy Sculpting. Participants are asked to create works of art from sticky but pliable taffy provided by Shrivers on the Boardwalk. Past entries have included a unicorn, ferris wheel, eyeglasses and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. French Fry Sculpting is scheduled for Tues., Aug. 18... Read More

Miss Crustacean Pageant Next, News About 100th Baby Parade

The hermit crab world is abuzz with excitement. The date is fast approaching for the 36th Annual Miss Crustacean HERMIT CRAB BEAUTY PAGEANT, an event that has captured the imagination of the populace! The Hoopla is set for Wed., Aug. 5 at the 6th St. Beach starting 1 p.m. A bevy of curvaceous crustaceans will follow in the claw steps of such glamorous past title holders as Crabunzel, Crabahontis, Crag McMuffin, Copacrabana and Pirates of the Crabibbean not to mention Taxicrab and Crab Salad. 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... Read More

Miss NJ This Week, July Jubilee, Magician, Balalaikas Are Next

It’s Pageant Week in Ocean City. Twenty-five area title holders from throughout the State are in town to vie for the Miss New Jersey crown. Programs are set for the Music Pier auditorium, Thurs. through Sat., (June 18-20). The winner will receive over $20,000 in scholarship money and prizes. She’ll compete for the Miss America title in Las Vegas on Jan. 30, 2010. This is the 14th year the event will be held here. There was a Boardwalk Parade last night led by Ashley Fairfield, reigning Miss New Jersey. Preliminaries are set for tonight and Friday with the final on Sat., June 20. All programs start 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Mary Lou Cake, 609-315-1423. A ticket for all three nights is priced at $95. The final is $50 and preliminaries... Read More

Artisans Sponsor Hobo Band Concert on Saturday

The ARTISANS return to Ocean City Friday through Sunday for their 64th Annual Weekend (June 12-14). The organization was founded 136 years ago to provide insurance for working people. The Artisans have been visiting Ocean City longer than any other group. The Lu Lu Temple Shriners are second at 47 years. In addition to providing insurance, The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection supports many charitable causes. On Sat., June 13, the Artisans provide two free shows to the public. The have booked the popular Pitman Hobo Band to perform from 7 to 8 p.m. inside the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Hobo Band marches in our Doo Dah, Christmas, Halloween and Baby Parades. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy them in concert. Their shows are entertaining and humorous. Following the... Read More

Ocean City Named Best Beach in NJ!

Ocean City, NJ was named #1 Beach in New Jersey, #1 Beach for Eco-Tourism, and #1 Beach for Day Trips through a survey conducted by New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (NJMSC), New Jersey Sea Grant (NJSG) and Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center (CRC). The results of the 2009 New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey were released today during the NJMSC/NJSG's 7th annual State of the Shore Media Event. Ocean City, NJ features 8 miles of white sandy beaches, a boardwalk, fishing, boating and a unique downtown shopping district. Numerous free events are scheduled throughout the year in Ocean City geared for families. Ocean City’s safe, clean family atmosphere, make it an ideal vacation destination whether for a day, a week, a summer or a lifetime! Visit www.oceancityvacation.com for all the... Read More

Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show Also Showcases Talented Pets

Today’s cartoon graphically depicts the drama and variety of the Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion competition set for 11 a.m. Sat. (April 11) at Carey Stadium. Poorly Drawn Dog, the larger pooch on the left, represents the talent portion of the event. As you probably know, pets can do amazing things. I have not yet taught our loveable poodle mix, Sweetie Pie, how to juggle eight biscuits like Poorly Drawn Dog. But if I hold a biscuit to her nose and say “Eat It!” she always obliges. On Saturday, you can expect dogs to dance, jump through hoops, sing, (well sorta make a noise that sounds like singing) and many that will roll over and over. Then there are those who will completely ignore fervent requests to perform because they are interested in... Read More

Wind Chimes Musicans Wanted! No Experience Necessary!

I know you. You’ve always wanted to play a musical instrument, haven’t you? Perhaps the guitar. Maybe the piano or tuba. But you’ve never had the time, right? Playing a musical instrument is a dream you just haven’t be able to fulfill. Well, do we have good news for you! Now you, your brother, sister, mom or dad, any relative or friend imaginable can become an instant musician! It’s true. All it takes is one call and you can be a member of the World’s First and Only WIND CHIMES BAND of Ocean City, New Jersey. It’s that easy. No special talent is required. All you have to do is hold up a set of chimes and the wind and your forward motion will take care of the rest. The next performance of... Read More

Keyser Soze Reunion, Battle of the Bands Here This Weekend

KEYSER SOZE, a popular Ocean City Rock Band, will reunite for one concert only at the Music Pier on Friday (Feb. 20) starting 6 p.m. Led by Ocean City native, Ed Shiffler, Keyser Soze gained exposure in the late 90s playing in New York, Los Angeles and local venues. Keyser Soze eventually dispersed but members remain friends and loyal to Shiffler, a very talented singer/songwriter. Ed now lives in New York and has formed new band, The Dangerous Ones, that is gaining popularity in the Big Apple. Shiffler continues to write original songs and supports himself performing music. He also has a seasonal job with the New York Mets baseball team. Keyser Soze includes Shiffler, Steve Cavaretta, Matt Charles and Andrew Baird, who is flying in from Lake Tahoe for the performance.... Read More