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Egg Hunts, Doo Dah Parade, Woofin’ Paws Fashion Show Coming Soon

It’s now time to start seriously thinking about Ocean City’s exciting April events. They include two great Easter Egg hunts, The Doo Dah Parade, The Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, The Sunrise Service and Easter Fashion Competition. TWO EGG HUNTS:  (APRIL 12 and19) Because of the popularity of our Easter Egg Hunts, the Boardwalk Merchants are presenting two this year. Both will be held from 11th to 13th St. on the Beach at 2:30 p.m. There will be five age groups: Up to 2 years at 11th St., 3 years at 11th St., 4 years at 12th St., 5 years at 12th St.  6 years and 7 years at 13th St. Rain dates are April 13 and April 20 at 2:20 p.m. 180,000 Eggs with Candy and Toys will be distributed. ... Read More

Pageant a Success! Now on to Doo Dah!

Ocean City’s First Mr. Mature America Pageant on Saturday received a standing ovation from an audience of 400. The event began with a lively and humorous production number choreographed by Jessica Albertson. This set the stage for a very entertaining show by talented contestants 60 and over. Frank Faralli Jr., 61, a nurse from Cape May Court House, is the world’s first Mr. Mature America. Mr. Faralli sang Edelweiss for his talent, and won the poise and interview awards. Former Ocean City mayor, Roy Gillian, 84, won Talent with an impressive rendition of piano favorites. Each of the other contestants received enthusiastic ovations. These included Rene Sese, 73 of Egg Harbor Twp., who sang a love song; Eugene Ross, 89 of Ocean City, who recited a humorous poem and presented an original... Read More

What was it Like to Interview the President of the U.S.?

What was it like to interview the President of the United States? You’ll find out if you attend the Nation’s first Mr. Mature America Pageant this Saturday, March 22nd at the Music Pier. Dick Sheeran, Broadcast Hall of Fame member and former Philadelphia Channel 3 Anchor, will let you know. During his 30 year TV career, Dick covered many National political Conventions and interviewed scores of celebrities including President Jimmy Carter. He will assist emcee Maribeth Neall and relate interesting anecdotes during the Pageant. Sheeran will also present the Pageant’s First Inspiration Award to Atlantic City icon, Pinky Kravitz for his many achievements in radio and public service. The Pageant will feature seven men over 60 who will perform. Five mature women will also be featured. The men include Frank Faralli who... Read More

Air Force Band Plays Free Concert at Music Pier March 25th

The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Ocean City Music Pier on Tues., March 25th. at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In order to attend the concert you must pick up free tickets in advance. Free tickets are available at the Information desk, 2nd floor of City Hall facing the main entrance. Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the adjacent Community Services Office for the Mr. Mature America Pageant on March 22 at the Music Pier for $10. City Hall hours are 9:45 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, call (609)-525-9300. The Air Force Ensemble features 17 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned world- wide acclaim and military distinction. The Band delivers a wide array... Read More

Inquirer Features Story on Mr. Mature America

This past Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer featured a story about our upcoming Mr. Mature America Pageant on the front page of the South Jersey section that was continued on Page B-6. It’s a fine story by Jacqueline Urgo except for one quote in the second paragraph: “People sort of yawned” when they heard about it.  On the contrary, folks I have talked to have remarked “What a great idea!” “It ‘s about time,” or “you’ve got to be kidding.” I consider “You’ve got to be kidding” positive. These people are just overwhelmed at the thought of having such an original event, the only one in the United States, in Ocean City. I can assure those who come to our Pageant that they won’t be bored but pleasantly surprised at the gumption of... Read More

“Ms. Senior America Likes Mr. Mature America”

Yes, Ms. Senior America likes Mr. Mature America. Sound like a message on Facebook? Maybe something that should be tweeted? Or Whatevered? Well it’s a fact. We received a phone call recently from Joanne Santori. She’s the Executive Director of the Ms. New Jersey Senior America Pageant, whose slogan is “An Age of Elegance.” She wants her Pageant to be involved with our upcoming Mr. Mature America Pageant, whose slogan is “Old Guys Rule.” She is so persuasive we could not resist the offer. She actually brought the talented vocalist and very attractive Vanessa Shaw, Ms. New Jersey Senior America 2013 and the first runner up in the national pageant, to our cluttered Public Relations Office on... Read More

Eddie Shiffler’s Return to Town Means More Entertainment

Eddie Shiffler is back. This talented singer, songwriter, band leader’s return to Ocean City means more quality entertainment and interesting programs for the Community. Before leaving Ocean City to tour with his bands, Eddie worked for the Ocean City Fine Arts League where he helped establish the Art Center with the late Jim Penland and others. For five years he lived in New York where he established his new band, Dogz of Zeus and worked for the New York Mets. Eddie is not only a talented musician but also a fluent writer knowledgeable about many subjects. Your first opportunity to enjoy his talents will be on Wed., Feb. 26 when he presents a free talk on the “History of Money” at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., from 7 to 8:50... Read More

Sweet Songs and Sweet Treats at Music Pier on Saturday

(Feb 15) Being as this will be Valentine’s Weekend why not treat your special someone to a sweet time at the Music Pier on Saturday? You’ll both enjoy a melodic and tasty program. The Ocean City Theatre Company will present a splendid mix of love songs and Valentine Sweets for your entertainment and consumption. Yep all those classic Broadway love songs performed so that you can actually hear the words and enjoy the beautiful melodies and dance routines. Plus prior to the show, there will be four sumptuous Valentine dessert stations to put you in the mood for the great entertainment to follow. Doors open for dessert and show tickets at 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, available by calling (609) 525-9300 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. UPDATE: In conjunction with... Read More

Maturity Pageant Selects Nebraska as Best Movie of Year

As Ocean City prepares to present the first pageant in America honoring men over 60, the film Nebraska is released. It is the story about 80 plus year old Woody Grant, a Korean War Veteran, who believes he has won a million dollar prize in a magazine subscription contest. The movie stars Bruce Dern, who in 1981 visited Ocean City to film scenes for the movie, “Tattoo.” in which he starred as a deranged tattoo artist. The segments were filmed at a beachfront home in the south end of the City. Nebraska celebrates the rugged determination of Woody to get from his home in Billings Montana to Lincoln Nebraska to claim his prize. The film is a sympathetic portrait of a man who over comes the ravages of age and alcoholism to... Read More