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City Wide Yard Sale Saturday; Block Party May 1st

The City's Annual CITY WIDE YARD SALE is set for Sat., April 24 from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be table sales at the Tabernacle, 5th and Asbury Ave. and City wide. The sale is held rain or shine. City Wide locations will be posted on a map that will be distributed Thursday through Saturday at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., the Chamber of Commerce Information Center, 9th and Simpson Ave. (across from TD Bank) and at the Tabernacle Grounds. The popular event is organized and directed by Marcia Shallcross, executive director of Main Street. Sponsors include Main Street, Downtown Ocean City, the City of Ocean City, the Ocean City Board of Realtors, the Boardwalk Merchants Assn. and the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. The Ocean City TABERNACLE makes its... Read More

Doo Dah Comedy Show will be a Highlight of Parade Weekend

The DOO DAH PARADE is this Saturday. It starts at noon, 6th and Asbury Ave., goes to 12th and Asbury Ave. and concludes at the Music Pier where there is an awards ceremony and the colorful PieAsco, which is a massive pie smooshing. At 3 p.m., we will present the Doo Dah Comedy Show in the Music Pier Auditorium. This show will be dedicated to Ocean City’s good friend, the late Soupy Sales. It will star legendary comedian, Shelley Berman and impersonators of famous comedians. Soupy’s syndicated TV show was famous for its pie in the face humor with such celebrities as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. getting plastered. So if we’re going to honor Soupy, we obviously must include some smooshing. Costello will smear Abbott to vent his frustration after... Read More

About Boomer, Battle of Bands & DooDah Weekend

In a recent letter to the editor, it was suggested that we honor Boomer, the Basset Hound, in next week's Doo Dah Parade. Boomer, as you may recall, is the basset who wandered into the Bay, struggled in the water and finally was rescued by a heroic boater. The story was widely featured in the media. The Doo Dah Parade has become famous for its basset waddle contingent. Over 500 are scheduled to lope along the Route on April 17 to raise funds for the Tri- State Basset Hound Rescue League. It is a parade within a parade, the second largest gathering of the endearing, sad eyed canines in the country. Featuring Boomer in the event seemed like a good idea. I called the Ocean City Humane Society, where Boomer resides, to... Read More

EASTER BUNNY VOWS TO MAKE THE WEEKEND BIGGEST EVER

I was busy and had forgotten that it was time for the Easter Bunny to stop by our office to review our events for the weekend. His name is Fluffy but don’t let the name fool you. He is no-nonsense, all business, and basically egotistical. Fluffy is one of ten rabbits that work the Southern Shore Region at Easter time and the one with the most seniority. That’s why he is assigned to Ocean City. We’re considered the prime holiday location. When a bunny lands here, he or she is considered to have “made it” in the Rabbit World. Our conversation went something like this as he hopped in the door. ME: Fluffy! It’s you! Already! Wow, time flies! FLUFFY: Don’t you keep a calendar? Don’t you know that Easter is just a... Read More

Quality Regional Craft Shows Now An Ocean City Tradition

Super promoter Norman Schaut sold Atlantique City, the world's largest Arts, Antiques and Collectibles Show, seven years ago when it was at the height of its popularity. To keep active and give back to his beloved community, Norman and his wife, JoAnne, decided to produce a series of quality seasonal craft festivals with all profits donated to local charities. Thirty eight shows and thousands of dollars in donations later, the Schaut’s find they have established a new tradition in this family resort. They have made it a center for quality craft shows on the East Coast. On March 27-28, the Schauts will unveil their latest extravaganza, the Spring Festival of Quality Crafts at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Quality is ensured as the Schauts make it a point to visit... Read More

Pet Fashion Show to Help Raise Funds for Humane Society

Our popular Woofin' Paws Pet Fashion show normally attracts over 100 entrants. An array of dogs, cats and miscellaneous creatures, obediently accompanied by their best friends, will compete for ribbons, Sat., April 3 starting 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off boardwalk. The event kicks off an array of Easter Weekend activities. Woofn’ Paws has always been a fund raiser for the Ocean City Humane Society. It takes on added significance this year as the Society has been working to capacity for months due to the Recession. The facility is completely filled with dogs and cats from owners who can no longer afford to care for them. A $5 entry fee for individual pets and a $10 fee for multiple entries in Woofin’ Paws supports the Society. Spectators are admitted free but may... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City's Seventh Annual TALENT SHOW is set for Sat., March 13 starting 6 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The event showcases outstanding area talent. Professional performers entertain between competitive categories. These categories include Instrumental, Vocal, Dance, Performance Art and Best of Show. Performers of all ages will participate. Professionals who will be featured but not compete include Elvis performer Ted Prior, Soprano, Nancy Fox, Irish performer, Frank McCall and singer Emily Carr. Admission is $5 with proceeds benefiting outreach programs of the Ocean City Fine Arts League and Ocean City special events. Another one of the City’s HUGE REGIONAL CRAFT FESTIVALS is set for March 27-28 at the Music Pier. The Spring Festival of Quality Crafts will feature leading artisans from Maine to Florida. Show hours are... Read More

Get in the Mood for Spring with the Air Force Band

It's March! Enough of this winter weather! Let's come out of hibernation and enjoy the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Jazz Band. They'll be here Saturday, March 6th. The 18 piece ensemble plays the music of the Big Band era, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie. They also perform contemporary jazz favorites some written by the members of the group. What better way to wipe out the winter blahs than with the warmth and rhythm of this great American music? Tickets to the concert are free. You can pick them up at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 609-525-9300.  If you can’t get to the Annex, there will probably be extra tickets available at the door after all ticket holders are let in. The concert is set for... Read More

It’s Spring Training Time Again…Ah The Memories!

My favorite sport is baseball because the ball takes all of the punishment. You just stand up there at home plate and whack away with your bat. When you swing and miss you don’t feel any pain, maybe just some frustration. And let’s face it nobody has ever suffered a concussion from frustration. When I was a kid, we played three sports. It was football in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. That was it. There was no Little League or Midget Football. Our athletic field was a cindered lot on 4th St. that bordered the Chester Creek. We played touch football in the cinders after school. On weekends we’d walk three miles to Crozier Park and play tackle on a grassy field. The cindered lot... Read More