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Quiet Festival, Craft Shows, New Mural, Veterans Day This Week – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Now through Nov. 15) The 10th Annual QUIET FESTIVAL, that has already been featured in AAA Magazine, and on national CBS Radio started yesterday and continues though Nov.15. All events are free. The schedule includes: (Wed. Nov. 9th) The Official Quiet Festival OPENING CEREMONY in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. at noon featuring a Yawn Along to Beautiful Dreamer, the Ocean City High School Sign Club, a Yo Yo Demonstration by Air Circus, the World’s only Maple Pod Drop, the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band performing Brother Can You Spare a Chime, Nancy Fox singing a quiet song, Quiet Festival Poems, bubbles, leaf squeezing, paper airplanes and more. (Thurs. Nov.10) Open Poetry reading with Bud Cole, Mark Soifer, the Bad Penny Poets and whoever wants to read, 7 p.m.... Read More

Trail of Two Cities Saturday, Quiet Festival Next

(Nov. 5) The 16th Annual TRAIL OF TWO CITIES race/walk over the 9th St. Causeway is set for Sat., Nov. 5 starting 8 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center. The event begins at 8a.m. and concludes at JFK Park in Somers Point. THE CAUSEWAY WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLES FROM 8 A.M. TO 9:30 AM. ON SATURDAY. Runners and walkers may register starting 7 a.m. at the Transportation Center. Cost per runner is $25. Buses will be available at JFK Park to bring participants to start of race from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Buses will also transport participants back to Ocean City at the conclusion of the race. Free refreshments will be available at the finish line. For information, call City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave.,(609) 525-9300 or New York Ave.... Read More

Welcome Night, Halloween Parade Scheduled

(Oct. 19) Due to impending weather, the Ocean City Fire Department's OPEN HOUSE scheduled for tonight, Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. has been POSTPONED. Please check back for information on a rescheduled date. (Oct. 22) FALL BEACH SWEEP: The Ocean City Environmental Commission and Clean Ocean Action are sponsoring a Beach Sweep, Sat., Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All members of the Community are invited to participate in the semi annual “counted clean-up sweep” of City beaches. Clean Ocean Action uses data cards to record litter collected and enters information into a national data base of marine debris. Participants form teams of two or three people to pick up and record litter on the beach. Environmental Commission members will assign volunteers to groups, provide equipment and instructions at... Read More

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

Kay Simon Loved Indian Summer Weekend in Ocean City

Kay Simon worked at our Information Center on the Boardwalk for over 35 years. Most of that time, her sister, the late Nancy Boyle, worked with her. Kay passed away recently at a nursing home in Florida. Kay and Nancy were Ocean City institutions. Both lavished personal attention on visitors. Nancy was attentive and business like. Dealing with Kay was like talking to a long, lost aunt. She had a special way about her that is impossible to translate into words. You had to be there. And thousands of people were. And they loved her. And they wrote letters to the mayor and newspapers about her kindness. And they looked for her year after year when they visited Ocean City. Three Indian Summer Weekends have passed since Kay Simon has been behind... Read More

Four Special Events Set for Oct. 1, Block Party Next Weekend

(Oct. 1) The Annual City Wide YARD SALE will be held at the Tabernacle Grounds, 5th and Wesley Ave. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at homes throughout the City. There will be table sales in the downtown from 6th to 11th Sts. along Asbury Ave. Maps with locations of sale spots throughout town will be distributed Thursday-Saturday at City Hall Annex, 9th and Asbury Ave., the Chamber of Commerce Information Center on 9th St. across from TD Bank, at various locations in the downtown and at the Tabernacle the day of the sale. (Oct.1) The RED, WHITE AND BLUE ALUMNI WEEKEND will hold its annual Parade on Asbury Ave. starting 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Parade will honor the twenty two Ocean City High School Alumni who gave their... Read More

MS Bike-a-Thon Saturday, Corvette Show on Sunday

(Sept 25) Over 400 CORVETTE cars will be displayed on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sun., Sept. 25th starting 11:30 a.m. The autos will date back to the Corvette’s first model in 1953 and extend to the present. The show is one of the largest on the East with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey participating plus entries from as far away as Ohio and Indiana. Registration is held from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., on Sunday morning. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will be accepting donations at that location. Cars depart for the Boardwalk at approximately 11 a.m. and park there till 4 p.m. The line of Corvettes extends from 5th to 14th Streets and beyond on... 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

Street Rods Roll Into City: September 11 Ceremony set for Veterans Park

(Sept 9-11) Street Rod enthusiasts from throughout the East Coast will bring their colorful cars to Ocean City this weekend. They will display their vehicles on the Boardwalk and the 5th Street Parking Lot during the 34th Annual Shore Rod Run. Cars will be parked at the Sports and Civic Center 5th Street Parking Lot starting Friday afternoon Sept. 9th till 1 p.m., Sun., Sept. 11th. There will be a Boardwalk display on Sat., Sept. 10 from noon till 4 p.m. A Street Rod is any car manufactured prior to 1964 that’s been modified with more modern parts. Owners are creative about how they enhance their vehicles and often decorate with colorful, painted designs. The City sponsors the event which is administered by the Public Relations Office of the Department of Community Services. There... Read More