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Register for November’s Trail of Two Cities

(Nov.5) The 16th TRAIL OF TWO CITIES Run/Walk between Ocean City and Somers Point will "break new ground" this year. The race will be over the new causeway now being completed between the two Cities. Participants will be able to bid farewell to the old bridges now being demolished. The event begins 8 a.m., Nov. 5 at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. and concludes at JFK Park in Somers Point. The Causeway will be closed to vehicles from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Runners will compete in various age groups from 9 years to 70 plus, male and female. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. There will be special awards to the male and female with the best over-all times. Walkers... Read More

Two Air Festivals Set For Ocean City This Weekend

(Sept 17-18) Two air shows will be held at this family resort the weekend of September 17-18. Both are free. The 26th Annual Ocean City Airport Festival is set for Sat., Sept. 17 at the Airport, 26th and Bay Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Airport’s grounds will be packed with unusual air planes. There will be an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. for the most outstanding aircraft on display. Highlight of this display will be a rare Mitchell World War II B 25 Bomber that gained fame for its flexibility and durability during that conflict. It was brought to national attention in April of 1942 when General Jimmy Doolittle led 15 B-25’s from the aircraft carrier “Hornet” in America’s first attack on mainland Japan. The B-25 will take off... Read More

Weird Contests, Miss Ocean City Pageant This Week

Aug. 17-19: WEIRD CONTEST WEEK continues with That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles, your opportunity to chew a work of art out of a huge Chocolate Chipper provided by Wards Pastry. The contest begins 11 a.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Entry is free. There are categories for all age groups. Prizes are awarded. Highlight of the morning will be the presentation of the first IMMY Award set for 11 a.m. just before the contest starts. The IMMY is a Celebration of the Imagination and is given to a person who uses his or her imagination for a good cause. The first winner will be Jerome “Jerry” Lukas of Virginia, a noted cartoonist and commercial artist. Lukas is on the road much of the time and when at airports,... Read More

King and Queen of Plop Welcomes a Busy Fall Season

Ocean City will welcome the fall season with yet another Wacky But Not Tacky Contest, The King and Queen of Plop on Friday, Sept. 2. (Aug. 31) But before we get to that we should report that National Public Radio’s popular Show, “FROM THE TOP,” hosted by famed pianist, Christopher O’Reilly will tape a broadcast with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, today, 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show is scheduled as a regular feature of the Pops’ summer schedule. It will showcase outstanding young musicians from throughout the country and be broadcast on 250 NPR stations to more than 700,000 listeners. It can be heard locally on WRTI 90.1 FM, Sun., Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets to the Pops Show are $20/$15 and are... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City

Aug. 31: National Public Radio's popular show "From The Top", hosted by famed pianist, Christopher O’Riley, will tape a broadcast with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra 8 p.m., Wed. Aug. 31 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The show is scheduled as a regular feature of the Pops summer program. Tickets are $20/$15 at the Music Pier Box Office. (609) 525-9248. The prestigious event is made possible thanks to a generous gift by Flora Baker. From the Top has become the preeminent showcase for young musicians. The Ocean City broadcast taping will feature 16 year old violinist Amy Semes from Broomal, Pa. performing the first movement of Henryk Wienawski’s Violin Concerto No 1 with the Pops; 18 year old trumpet player Jacob Hernandez of Philadelphia playing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets with Pops Artistic Director,... Read More

Artisans Show This Weekend, Miss New Jersey Pageant Next Week

The ARTISANS, based in Philadelphia, will visit Ocean City for its 66th consecutive family weekend June 10-12. This group has supported Ocean City longer than any other organization. The Artisans have scheduled a show of live music and comedy at the Music Pier, Sat., June 11 starting 7 p.m. It will feature comedic musicians Gary and the Kid and Groucho Marx performer, Ron MacClosky who will host a Lucky Guess Game Show. Those picked to participate compete for cash prizes. MacClosky has appeared here for years in the Doo Dah Parade, at Martin Mollusk Day and the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant. The game show is his latest entertainment project and is growing in popularity. The Organization is led this year by Tom DiLauro, Most Excellent Master Artisan. He will greet the... Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Events; Ted Prior Remembered

The Memorial Day Weekend begins at noon, Friday, May 27 at the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Mayor Jay Gillian plus former and present Lifeguards will meet for the traditional turning of the key to "open the ocean." Following the key turning, a large group of folks dressed in business attire, some toting brief cases, will do "their thing." It will be time once again for the Business Person's dramatic march into the Ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance. This spectacle will be led by Chairman John Walton of Century 21 Real Estate. John estimates a record turnout of 100 participants bolstered by a contingent of 46 children all of whom have vowed to become future business persons in Ocean City. This year's march that greets the new season... Read More

Gala Holiday Celebration Friday, Rides for Kids at Annex

There will be a truck stop and train station at City Hall Annex this Friday. Colorful rides that little ones will find fascinating and fun. Wonderland Amusement Pier has installed a mini amusement park for kids at 901Asury Ave. It’s a main feature of the City’s OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS in the Downtown that kicks off the holiday season Nov. 26. The free rides will open 1 p.m. and be available throughout the celebration that concludes at 5 p.m. That’s when Santa arrives dramatically from City Hall roof with assistance from a fire department hook and ladder truck. The rides will also be available at special times during the holiday season courtesy of Gillian’s. The day’s schedule includes free photos with Santa in a lifeboat from 1 to 3 p.m. on City Hall Lawn... Read More

Quiet Festival, Veterans Day, Huge Crafts Show This Week

The QUIET FESTIVAL, this community's annual crusade for silent stuff, is set for Nov.11 through 14. The event, inaugurated 15 years ago, showcases quiet pastimes ranging from paper airplane flying and paper clip art to acoustic folk concerts and poetry readings. Admission to all programs is free. Official ceremonies will be held on Fri., Nov.12 at noon in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. It includes the traditional YAWN ALONG to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer, the inspirational Maple Pod drop, a tinkling concert by the world’s only Wind Chimes Band who will play jingle Bells and Brother Can You Spare a Chime, kites with Air Circus, a quiet song by Soprano Nancy Fox, leaf squeezing, feather dropping and bubbles galore. The Ocean City High School Sign Club will sign to the... Read More