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Magic of Broadway on Sat., King and Queen of Plop Next Week

MICHAEL HARTMAN has consistently produced outstanding shows for Ocean City. He has done it time and again with Bill Scheible and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. This summer his Ocean City Theatre Company joined the Pops to present entertaining productions of Oklahoma! and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. They’ll join forces again, Sept. 5, 7, 8 for Anything Goes at the Music Pier. This Saturday, Aug. 28, you can enjoy the work of the talented producer and choreographer when he showcases his Junior Company in The Magic of Broadway at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. There will be shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Music Pier auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Music... Read More

Weird Contest Week Continues, Little Miss OC on Saturday

WEIRD CONTEST WEEK continues today, August 19 with Clip Art (make something meaningful out of paper clips) plus Ears Looking At You Kid, an ear wiggling contest, held for the first time at the Jersey Shore or any place else in the Universe as far as we know. (We googled Ear Wiggling Contests) and could find nothing. The event concludes on Friday, Aug. 20 with Miss Miscellaneous and Mister Miscellaneous plus Little Miss and Mister Chaos. The Miscellaneous Contests are for anyone who’s always wanted to be in a talent pageant but maybe missed the bus or got stuck at a rugby game. The Chaos events are for children from 3 to five years of age. They are presented an array of noise makers and asked to create as much chaos as... Read More

Baby Parade Today, Miss OC Sat., Weird Contests Next Week

LAST MINUTE REMINDER: Ocean City's 101st Baby Parade is set for today (Aug 12) starting 10:15 a.m. from 6th to 12th on the Boardwalk. Children from infants to ten years of age will be paraded in decorated strollers, carriages and floats. There will be bands, commercial floats. Ocean City’s Peaches Lukens, who has been active in charitable events and animal and environmental causes for years, will be grand marshal. A TWINS CONTEST follows the Baby Parade starting 6:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with registration at 6 p.m. Entry is free and there will be prizes for those who look the most and least alike. Twins will compete in various age groups from infants to adults. For information, call 609-525-9300. NIGHT IN VENICE FOOTNOTES: We received a nice call from Susan... Read More

Boardwalk Art Show this Weekend, Baby Parade Aug 12

Some outstanding events are coming your way but first a word from our sponsor; OCEAN CITY was just named the BEST FAMILY BOARDWALK and the BEST BEACH in a poll released Sunday by The Press of Atlantic City. This resort has won many awards in the past few years including the Best Family Beach Resort in the Country by the Travel Channel. And now a few words about NIGHT IN VENICE. The Night In Venice Committee directed by Joe Canale and Director Emeritus Sue Canale is to be congratulated for presenting an outstanding Boat Parade and bayfront home celebration. Many boats were not in the water this summer for economic reasons. Wildwood and other communities cancelled their boat parades. But through the hard work of the committee, Ocean City was able... Read More

Hermit Crab Pageant, Races, Aug. 4, Baby Parade Aug. 12

It is truly a clawsome event! A fascinating array of Hermit Crab hopefuls will compete for the title of MISS CRUSTACEAN 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 4 at the 6th St. Beach. They will follow in the claw steps of such glamorous past title holders as Crabunzel, Crabahontis, Crabopatra, Crab Mc Muffin, Taxi Crab, Copacrabana, Crab Salad and Pirates of the Crabibbean. The winner captures the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup, a large trophy with a cucumber stuck inside. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark and pizza crust for fiber. In addition, the victor gets to waddle down a flower bedecked runway as adoring throngs sing the Pageant’s theme song, Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean. They will be led by Shelly, the... Read More

Capt. Noah Grand Marshal of Night in Venice, Seafood Fest Fri.

Captain Noah, award winning TV children's program personality, will be grand marshal of the Night in Venice Boat Parade this Sat., July 24 starting 7:30 p.m. by the Longport Bridge. The genial Captain and his wife, Mrs. Noah, hosted the highly rated Channel 6 TV Show in Philadelphia for 27 years before retiring in 1994. Captain Noah and his Magical Ark was syndicated in 22 markets. It was the product of husband and wife team, W. Carter and Patricia Merbreier. Generations were entertained by Wally the Walrus, Maurice the Mouse and thousands sent their pictures to “Friendly Captain Noah.” Mrs. Noah was the Ark’s puppeteer and Philadelphia TV organist, Larry Ferrari, provided the music. An ordained clergyman and Police Chaplain, Carter Merbreier began his TV career on “Thought For The Day,” an inspirational... Read More

Craft Show, Ferko, Movie Premier This Week, Night in Venice Next

Some of the most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique handiwork at Ocean City's indoor-out door SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS Festival on Sat., July 17 at Carey Stadium and the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is produced by the South Jersey Artisans Guild, whose previous shows here have set all time attendance records. Crafters will offer an array on unusual specialties including fine art, photography, hand blown glass, wood sun clocks and thermometers, vintage textiles, gourmet teas plus many other products. Featured artist will be Joyce Gagen of Shamong, N.J. who specializes in shore birds and seashore art. The award winning painter has represented New Jersey with water colors at the White House... Read More

Some Enchanted Evening is Night in Venice Optional Theme

The optional theme for NIGHT IN VENICE, Sat., July 24 is "Some Enchanted Evening." For the past five years we have suggested a theme. That’s because folks kept calling the Public Relations Office and asking for ideas. So we obliged. However you are free to use any theme you wish for the 56th annual Decorated Boat Parade and Bay front home competition. Everyone who enters receives a free commemorative mug. The mug was designed by Kathy Caraballo of Community Services. Sue Canale, our super volunteer, suggested the theme. Boat participants will receive their mugs at the Captain’s meetings held the night before and the day of the Parade. Those who enter bay front homes may pick them up at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300. The Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. on... Read More

Really Big Fireworks July 4th! Balalaikas Here July 3

Highlight of our 4th of July celebration will be a REALLY BIG fireworks display on Sunday, July 4th at 9pm. The Fireworks will be shot from a barge off the 9th Street Beach. This permits the use of larger fireworks because they are not being detonated close to land. The exhibition will be accompanied by music and can also be heard by tuning into WIBG FM, 94.3 on the dial. The annual Air Circus Kite Flying Contest will be held starting 5:30 p.m. at the 9th Street Beach on July 4. There will also be a concert on the Boardwalk by the rock band Tidal Wave while the kites are flying. Prizes will be awarded for kites judged Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer... Read More