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Peggy Lloyd Named Grand Marshal of City’s Baby Parade

OCEAN CITY, N.J. She won’t be 100 until Sept. 10th. But that’s okay. Ocean City has named Peggy Lloyd grand marshal of its 104th Baby Parade on Aug. 8. It will give her a well deserved, pre-100th Birthday celebration during the popular event. Lloyd may be approaching 100 but is as energetic as ever. This past week she climbed up a ladder and trimmed the Holly Tree in her back yard. In the winter she shovels the snow off her sidewalk. She is often seen walking the beach and her daily routine up to recently included an 8 mile bike ride to the end of the Boardwalk and back from her Gardens home. The petite, lady was ski instructor during World War ll in Newfoundland. She worked for the USO at a... Read More

Artisans Guild Craft Show Will Attract Crowds on Saturday

(July 27) The popular Jersey Shore ARTISANS GUILD CRAFT SHOW attracts hundreds of visitors to Ocean City. Created by City residents, JoAnne and Norman Schaut, all proceeds from the event are donated to local charities.  The one-day show features outstanding crafters, photographers, artists and gourmet food specialists. It will be held at Carey Stadium field and inside the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Featured artist is Diana Hydock of Freeland, Pa. who specializes in contemporary mixed media, framed collages, clay, paper and Garden Sculptures. Her subjects include shore scenes, animals and flowers. Visitors will also find unusual crafts such as matching girl and doll dresses, shell art, hand crafted wood/rope chairs, handmade concrete items such as bird baths and benches and beaded wired glass and metal serving pieces.  Hours... Read More

Night in Venice Boat Parade set for 6 P.M. on the Bay

The Colorful Night In Venice Boat Parade starts 6 p.m. on Sat., July 20th. The route is from the Longport Bridge, along the Bay front, through lagoons to Tennessee Ave. Grandstands will be set up from Battersea Rd. to 16th St. and at Tennessee Ave. along the Bay front for free viewing. The Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave., will also be open as a picnic and viewing area with entertainment. Gates open at 4 p.m. with entertainment starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. Call (609) 525-9300. Free Jitney service will run as in previous years from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will start at the Municipal Air Port, 25th and Bay Ave., proceed to the Aquatic and Fitness Center 18th and Simpson Ave.... Read More

Action News Meteorologist to be Grand Marshal of Night in Venice

WPVI-TV Channel 6 Meteorologist ADAM JOSEPH will be Grand Marshal of Ocean City’s 59th Annual Night In Venice Boat Parade and Bay Celebration on Sat., July 20th starting at 6 p.m. A graduate of Lyndon College in May 2000, Adam found working in the Admissions office as a campus tour guide helped break him of his shyness and developed the Boston youth into the confident man he is today. Adam started his career at WBOY-TV as the Chief Meteorologist in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Eleven months later he was hired by WSAZ-TV in Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia where he worked as the weekend and eventually the weekday evening Meteorologist and weather feature reporter. It was there he received the prestigious AMS Seal of Approval for Television. Adam won many awards for best meteorologist... Read More

Tribute, New “See Food” Event set for Night in Venice Weekend

Night In Venice Weekend will feature the City’s 4th Annual Tribute to the Philippines and a new SEE FOOD EVENT as well as the gala Bay Celebration. But First a recap of our 4th of July schedule: July 4th Bike Parade, South Ocean City Improvement Assn., Registration 9 a.m., 40th and Asbury Ave. Parade begins at 10 a.m. July 4th Bike Parade, Gardens Civic Assn., Registration 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot, Parade begins 10 a.m. Entry is free for both events. 4th of July Kite Flying Contest, 7 p.m. at the Moorlyn Terrace Beach opposite the Music Pier, sponsored by Air Circus. Entry free followed by entertainment on the Boardwalk. A Spectacular Musical Fireworks display, ignited from a barge off the Music Pier at 9th St. Beach, will... Read More

Join the 59th Celebration of Night in Venice

Night In Venice will celebrate its 59th Anniversary on July 20th. The colorful Boat Parade and Bay celebration began in 1954 to mark the Diamond Jubilee or 75th Anniversary of Ocean City. It normally features about 80 boats and 250 decorated homes. This year the Parade will be enhanced by the HERO Foundation that promotes the use of designated drivers to end drunk driving tragedies. Thanks to its founders, Bill and Muriel Elliott, the program has gone national. It is now keeping drunk drivers off the roads in States throughout the country. The Elliott’s lost their son, Ensign John Elliott, a graduate of the Naval Academy, when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver. The HERO Foundation will enter ten decorated boats in the Parade that will be a salute... Read More

Are You Ready to Sculpt Fries and Crumble Cookies?

Taffy Sculpting! French Fry Sculpting! Cookie Crumbling? and more are all features of Ocean City’s July Jubilee, June 24th to 28th, at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.  The event includes fun contests for all ages leading into the gala 4th of July weekend. July Jubilee was started over 20 years ago when Elsie Gillespie, then president of the Chamber of Commerce, wanted to treat vacationers arriving early for the 4th of July to an interesting time. When she called me, I suggested that we repeat contests from our popular Weird Week held in August. And so it came to pass, that the last week in June was designated July Jubilee by Elsie. One contest is held daily, 11 a.m. in the Pavilion of the Music Pier. Entry is free. The... Read More

Miss New Jersey and First Jeep Show Come to Town, Bring Dad for Johnson’s Popcorn Father’s Day Family Fun Fest

This is a good year to be hosting the Miss New Jersey Pageant. With the Miss America program returning to Atlantic City there will be even more media attention focused on Miss New Jersey and that will be good for Ocean City. Ocean City has been hosting Miss New Jersey for 17 years. The franchise was secured during a meeting in Atlantic City at Miss America headquarters. Christine Wright and I attended the session to assure Miss America officials that Ocean City was ready to host the State Pageant. Wright ran the pageant for about five years and was succeeded by Michael Allegretto, former City Recreation Director, who was later asked to join the Miss America staff. Lou and Silvia Barthold then took over and Lou now runs the pageant alone... Read More

Miss America to Attend Final – Miss New Jersey Comes to Town for Parade and Pageant June 12-15

But first a WELCOME to our good friends, THE ARTISANS. This group has been supporting Ocean City for 68 years and will be back again this weekend showcasing its annual Miss Artisan Pageant, 8 p.m. on Sat., June 8 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. At this event, the Artisans select the young lady who will represent  them  for the coming year. Entertainment is part of the program which is free and open to the public. The 80th Annual MISS NEW JERSEY PAGEANT (the 17th held in Ocean City) will be held here June 12 to 15. The event starts with a Parade on the Boardwalk on June 12 at 7 p.m. with contestants dressed as “Villains Down the Venue.” This is a fun event where you’ll find the... Read More