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Gala Spring Block Party Set for May 2nd

Ocean City’s 32nd SPRING BLOCK PARTY is just a week and a half away. The popular event will be held on Sat., (May 2nd) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mile long festival extends from 5th to 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. along Ocean City’s Award Winning Downtown. There will be over 350 crafters with lots of unusual and practical items for sale. The downtown features over 100 specialty shops and some especially good restaurants. You can enjoy live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Big Daddy Band featuring Larry Conner will be at 6th St., Robert Boney Ensemble at 7th St., Tony DeLuca, a one man band at 9th St., the Tidal Wave Band at 10th St., Bubba Mac Blues Band at 13th St., and Keith Hickman will... Read More

Spring Events Blooming in Ocean City

Seems like spring finally arrived with the Doo Dah Parade on Saturday. The sun was shining, the Boardwalk was full of cheerful spectators, the bands played, the costumed characters cavorted and over 500 basset hounds brought smiles to young and old alike. Here are some of the events that are coming your way between now and the big May 2nd. Block Party and beyond: (April 15) The public is invited to join the Ocean City Free Public Library at 5:30 p.m. for the rollout ribbon cutting of its new BOOKMOBILE. The event will be held on the 17th St. side of the Ocean City Community Center, 17th and Simpson Ave.  It will feature speakers from the Library Board and Staff. Refreshments will be served and you are welcome to tour the Bookmobile.... Read More

Who’s Who at the Doo Dah Parade

WHO WILL BEGIN PARADE:  The colorful Pitman Hobo Band will lead the Ocean City’s 30th Doo Dah Parade on Saturday, April 11th. The legendary Pitman organization has been with us all 30 years of the event. The Parade starts at noon at 6th and Asbury Ave., goes to 12th and Asbury, turns to the Boardwalk and ends at the Music Pier where there will be various ceremonies and the exciting PieAsco. The Hobo Band will be joined by two Dixieland Bands, a Bagpipe Band and the “School of Rock,” two high school pop bands. WHO WILL END THE PARADE: At least 500, easy going, ear flapping, tail wagging Basset Hounds in honor of the Tri State Basset Hound Rescue League that finds a home for abandoned bassets and rehabilitates them. Following the... Read More

Easter Events in Ocean City This Week and Weekend

(April 2-3)  The Ocean City Tabernacle, 5th and Wesley Ave., presents the LIVING LAST SUPPER, 7 p.m. Experience an evening of drama and music as Jesus shares his last meal with his disciples followed by a unique communion service.  Admission is free. (April 3) All members of the Community are invited to prepare for Easter at the Annual GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE from noon to 3p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Eight and Central Ave. Area clergy will preach on “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” Music by St. Peter’s choir and soloists. The Ocean City Ministerium and Ecumenical Council are sponsors of the service. Worshippers are invited to come and go or stay for the entire service. An offering will benefit the Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet. (April 4) The WOOF... Read More

Memories is Theme of Mr. Mature America Pageant

Ocean City’s second annual Mr. Mature America Pageant is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Music Pier. Seven contestants and three special guests will be featured in this unique contest for men 55 years and older. In addition to dancing to a rousing opening number “It’s Raining Men” (an amazing demonstration of senior agility) contestants will be asked to perform a talent, demonstrate poise and discuss their fondest memory. My fondest memory has to be waiting impatiently for my first daughter, Rebecca to be born. Finally a nurse appeared holding an adorable infant (she looks just like her mother) and all was well in the world. Rebecca grew up to become a nurse, herself. She works in the operating room of Inspira Medical Center in Vineland. We are suggesting that at... Read More

It was “Raining Men” at the Music Pier Sunday

This past Sunday, MR. MATURE AMERICA CONTESTANTS gathered at the Music Pier for their initial orientation. There will be seven contestants and three special senior guest performers. The contestants are all in good shape. Only one using a cane which he discarded when rehearsing the lively dance number, “It’s Raining Men,” that will open the show on March 28. Choreographer Jessica Albertson lined up her charges and the music boomed from the sound system. After initial instructions the men high stepped, twirled and were permitted to improvise at the end of the dance. It was obvious that they were having a good time. Especially during the improvisation part during which you will see gyrations that defy the forces of gravity. “Raining Men” will be drenched with fun. The men also rehearsed their talents:   George... Read More

Dietz and Watson – Ocean City – “Perfect Together!”

Ocean City marks three decades of DOO DAH PARADES on April 11th.  Dietz and Watson has been its major sponsor since the beginning. Ocean City presents its second annual MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT on March 28. Dietz and Watson has been a major sponsor of the event since its inauguration last year. Dietz and Watson is a family business. Ocean City is a family resort. Ocean City was recently cited as being one of the most friendly Cities in the nation for women business owners. Chairman and Chief executive of Dietz and Watson is Ruth Eni, affectionately known as Momma Dietz. As former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean would say, “Dietz and Watson and Ocean City, Perfect Together.” Momma Dietz will attend the Pageant on March 28 and be honored and thanked for her... Read More

Rock’N Roll Hall of Famer will Perform at Mr. Mature America Pageant, March 28

OCEAN CITY, N.J.--- DICK RICHARDS, Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame Drummer and an original member of the legendary “Bill Haley’s Comets,” will be a guest performer at the Mr. Mature America Pageant. The 91 year old musician, a resident of Ocean City, still tours with a new edition of the Comets. He has also formed a local group, “The Ready Rockers,” who play Oldies concerts throughout the area. Richards and his Rockers will perform “Shake, Rattle and Roll” at the Pageant. The Rock classic will feature a rousing, drum solo by the durable musician. Not only is Richards a great musician, but he was a Broadway actor and also performed in over 40 movies and Soap Operas such as “One Life to Live.” A graduate of West Chester University, he excelled in... Read More

Just Wanted to Remind you That…

The second MR. MATURE AMERICA Pageant is set for March 28 at the Music Pier starting at 7 p.m. At 6 p.m. there will be a display of Memorabilia and keepsakes from area folks in conjunction with the Pageant’s theme MEMORIES. The Ocean City Historical Museum will feature a display. The exhibit will be open both before and after the program. We hope to use this exhibit as the basis for an Old Year’s Celebration that is in the planning stages with the Museum. Anyone who would like to show their Memorabilia on March 28th should call (609) 399-6111-Ext. 9300 or email msoifer@hotmail.com. Exhibitors will get free tickets to the Pageant. The opening Pageant number will be a rousing dance rendition of “It’s Raining Men” choreographed by Jessica Albertson who produced... Read More