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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

Shows, Rock Concert, Battle of Bands set for February

Want to take your special someone to a lovely entertainment program on Valentine’s weekend? We can help you. Want to hear a great rock band that was formed in Ocean City and is returning here for a reunion? No problem. Is a Battle of the Bands your cup of tea? Well we can provide that too. It’s all happening in Ocean City in February. THE RETURN OF KEYSER SOZE: This popular Ocean City rock band will reunite for one concert only at the Music Pier on Fri., Feb. 20 starting 6 p.m. Led by Ocean City singer-songwriter, Ed Shiffler, Keyser Soze gained exposure in the late 90’s and until a few years ago was playing frequently at such venues as the legendary CBGB’s in New York City, at the ‘Go Go... Read More

World’s Ugliest Dog to Visit OC Humane Society

The Ocean City Humane Society is hosting a birthday party for its many residents--dogs and cats patiently waiting to be adopted by attentive best friends. A no kill shelter, the Society has decided to celebrate all of its animals’ birthdays on Sat., Jan. 10 from noon till 2 p.m. at the award winning facility located on 1 Shelter Rd., off Bay and Tennessee Avenues. Grown-ups, children and their pets are all invited. Visitors should bring their cameras because there will be a special guest. It will be a bona fide canine celebrity, Elwood, winner of the 2007 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Elwood is a Chinese Crested Chihuahua mixed breed living in Sewell with his caregiver, Karen Quigley. Elwood won the title at the Colleseum in Petaluma, CA trotting away with the crown... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City

Sat., Oct. 18--- The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Devon Vanderslice, who has been an outstanding Junior Miss, will preside. Performers will include Little Miss Ocean City, Carley Boehning, Miss Ocean City, Molly Lavin and former Junior Miss Ocean Karli Scott. Fifteen young ladies will compete for $4,700 in scholarships and awards. Tickets are $10, available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 525-9300 or at the Music Pier Box Office the evening of the Pageant. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 18-19 --- Free Hayrides and Trick or Treat on the Boardwalk from 8th to 12th Sts., noon till 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19--- The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk starts10 a.m. at 6th and Boardwalk. This is a non competitive... Read More

Over 7000 Cyclists Roll into Town for MS Bike Tour

Over 7000 bikers will pedal into town on Saturday to raise money for research and people who have Multiple Sclerosis. This is the largest turnout ever for the event started 28 years ago following a meeting by organizers in Ocean City. Registrations have been cut off for the first time to ensure that all bikers are properly accommodated. This weekend’s gigantic tour is expected to raise $4.5 million for the society that makes life easier for 11,000 people with Multiple Sclerosis in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The tour was organized by former TV anchor and author, Larry Kane, whose mother died from the disease. Kane met with City officials at the Plymouth Inn to work out details of the tour. Just 30 bikers, including Kane, participated in the first ride. Bikers... Read More