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Hank Glaser, Dick Sheeran to be Honored at Pageant

What's Happening 1/20/16 Longtime Boardwalk businessman Hank Glaser and veteran journalist Dick Sheeran will receive “Lifetime Appreciation Awards” during the City’s third annual Mr. Mature America Pageant on March 12th at the Music Pier. The Pageant celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older, and is the only event of its kind in the United States “or the world as far as we can determine,” notes Mark Soifer, pageant founder. Glaser, former owner of Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy, has been a driving force on the Boardwalk for years. He was the first president of the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Assn.  and the initiator of Family Nights on the Boardwalk. The success of that event prompted the City’s Downtown to start its popular Market Day entertainment. Hank has supported numerous City events including the... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations Set 2016

The celebration of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S BIRTHDAY will start this Saturday, (Jan. 16 th) in Ocean City. The yearly national celebration is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of the Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave.  A Soul Food Dinner will follow the program. Ocean City hosted the first celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday in Cape May County 26 years ago and has held one ever since. The program will begin with introductions by City Business Administrator Jim Mallon, followed by a musical selection, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” There will be a scripture reading by Rev. Stephen Donat of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Invocation by Rev. Anna Livingston of Shiloh Baptist Church and greetings by Mayor Jay A. Gillian and elected officials. Next... Read More

Plenty to do in Ocean City all Winter 1/7/16

Ocean City has an array of facilities that will keep you entertained, informed and healthy all winter. Let’s start with the Community Center Complex, 17th and Simpson Ave. It offers a Library, Historical Museum, Aquatic and Fitness Center, Art Center and Senior Center. The OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC Library offers free programs for all ages from tots to teenagers to adults the year-round: musical entertainment, free movies, computer instruction, and more. There will be a cooking class on Jan. 30th to celebrate National Croissant Day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Senior Room Kitchen. Programs include Chess and Bridge Clubs, Meditation Workshops, Book Discussions, Bay Atlantic Symphony lectures, Learn to play mah-jongg and AARP Save Driving course. Upcoming free movies include Classic Film Night: Big Night, Jan 11 at 6 p.m., Sat.... Read More

Get Your First Night Admission Buttons Now! 12/30/15

NOW is time to get your First Night Admission buttons for New Year’s Eve. The word from First Night Headquarters is that they will definitely sell out! SO ACT NOW! You don’t want to be that breathless person who rushes up to the counter at the last minute and finds a “SORRY! SOLD OUT!" sign  staring you in the face!!   Your children will begin screaming and beating their fists against your chest. Your wife will repeat “I told you so! I told you so!” over and over as she tries to calm the children. And you will feel like a complete and absolute failure. It won’t be a pretty scene. Here’s how it can be avoided.   Buy your buttons NOW online at www.firstnightocnj.com , or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Buttons are also available... Read More

Christmas Dinner, First Night, First Day on the Way (12/23/15 Post)

(Dec. 25) FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER: For the 27th year, the Community Christmas Celebration will offer a free buffet dinner with all the trimmings. ALL are welcome! The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. Take outs will be available. Volunteers will deliver to those who can’t attend. Transportation will be provided if needed. Call (609) 398-8781. There will be special access for the disabled and free parking. No need to spend the Holiday home alone. There will be folks to talk to, entertainment and games at the centrally located church. All this in addition to a tasty meal. The dinner was started by Mike and Peaches Lukens to provide good food, good cheer and promote comradeship in the... Read More

Holiday Shows Lead the Way to First Night 12/16/15

Holiday shows and opportunities to meet Santa lead the way to First Night, our gala New Year’s Eve Celebration. (Dec.16) SHARON M. DRAPER, author, educator and prominent public speaker will talk about Education and Literacy 7 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave. Ms. Draper has been honored as National Teacher of the Year, is a New York Times Best Selling Author and is the recipient of the American Library Association’s Award for National Achievement. She is also a five time winner of Coretta Scott King Literary Awards. She is involved in motivating and encouraging teachers and students throughout the world. (Dec. 18) SWINGIN’ INTO THE HOLIDAYS: 2015 Christmas Spectacular, at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Ocean City... Read More

Programs Aplenty Right into First Night 12/9/15

[embed]https://youtu.be/nQE8RqFQl6A[/embed] (Dec. 9) DAN SKELDON to talk at Library: El Nino. The Polar Vortex. Will both or either impact our coming winter? The Farmer’s Almanac says it’s going to be a cold and snowy winter. But is there any truth to that? Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon, will report on what he expects will happen during the upcoming winter. Will there be pipe freezing cold like last year? Or a major snow storm? Dan will give his winter forecast and take questions from the audience on any South Jersey Weather topic. He will also review this year’s hurricane season and look ahead to what 2016 may have in store. Dan forecasted South Jersey Weather for 12 years for NBC 40 before it went off the air. He will speak... Read More

Have a Blast at the Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk & Family Beach

Boardwalk & Family Beach How often have you heard this: I need a vacation from my vacation! Maybe you’ve said it yourself. One thing’s for certain: You’ll never say that if you spend your vacation on the Jersey boardwalk at Ocean City. People usually drive here, so you won’t have to deal with airports or other public transportation. And if you’re coming from Delaware and want a special treat, take the Cape May/Lewes Ferry, a 17-mile, 85-minute trip that connects Delaware to Cape May. It’ll be impressive for sure — and you might even be lucky enough to get your own dolphin escort! Once you get here, the only noise you’ll hear will be the waves, bell-ringers and food vendor barkers and some great music. Ocean... Read More

The Fight Against No-Vacation Nation

The United States, more than any other country in the world, equates the perception of busyness to success. We work long hours, rarely take breaks, eat sad sandwiches at our desks, and almost never take vacations. To the world at large, the sentiment is simply that Americans work far too much. The U.S. Travel Association has coined a name for our affliction – Work Martyr Syndrome. In a period where cutbacks are prevalent, U.S. workers position themselves as indispensable by putting in a lot of face time at the office, resulting in the lowest amount of vacation time used in the past 40 years. In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced nation in the world that doesn’t offer workers a guaranteed paid vacation. With... Read More