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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

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

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, restaurants,... Read More

Jerome Lukas to get First Immy Award During Weird Week

REMINDERS Aug. 11: Ocean City's 102nd BABY PARADE is set for Thurs., Aug. 11 starting 10:15 a.m. Route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk. The Baby Parade will be followed by the popular TWINS CONTEST starting 6:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Registration is 6 p.m. There are divisions for all age groups. Entry is free. Prizes will be awarded. Aug. 15-19: WEIRD CONTEST WEEK has been held in Ocean City for 17 years and will be held once again Aug. 15-19. It features a series of “Wacky But Not Tacky” free competitions 11 a.m. daily at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. I am constantly surprised by the imaginative entries: A Ferris Wheel sculpted out of Salt Water Taffy, Elvis in French Fries, the Eiffel Tower made out of... Read More