WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Howl about this! The DOG OF THE YEAR will be named on Sun., Oct. 26 at the Port O’ Call, 15th and Boardwalk. The big announcement is scheduled for noon. Twelve local pooches have been holding their doggie breaths anticipating the news. The suspense ends Sunday when one is crowned and trots away with all of the biscuits. The winner was selected by money vote with funds benefiting the Ocean City Dog Park. The announcement will be followed at approximately 12:30 p.m. by a Howl-Oween Costume Contest open to all canines. A 1 p.m., pooches are invited to enjoy a refreshing swim in the Port O’ Call pool. Observing a group of dogs paddle and splash together is a sight to yap about! Bring your camera. Bring... Read More
Sat., Oct. 18--- The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Devon Vanderslice, who has been an outstanding Junior Miss, will preside. Performers will include Little Miss Ocean City, Carley Boehning, Miss Ocean City, Molly Lavin and former Junior Miss Ocean Karli Scott. Fifteen young ladies will compete for $4,700 in scholarships and awards. Tickets are $10, available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 525-9300 or at the Music Pier Box Office the evening of the Pageant. Sat.-Sun. Oct. 18-19 --- Free Hayrides and Trick or Treat on the Boardwalk from 8th to 12th Sts., noon till 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19--- The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk starts10 a.m. at 6th and Boardwalk. This is a non competitive... Read More
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Oct. 10-13: Indian Summer Weekend featuring Mile-Long Fall Block Party: Ocean City’s Annual Fall Block Party is set for Sat., Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Asbury Ave. from 5th to 14th Sts. Over 400 Crafters will show their handiwork, there will be an array of food, a new car show and public service displays. Entertainment featuring Tidal Wave, the Ralph Roberts Trio, Tony DeLuca and Keith Hickman is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be free pony rides for children from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. FIRST NIGHT admission buttons along with its New Year’s Eve entertainment schedule will be available at Saturday’s Block Party in front of City Hall. BOARDWALK MERCHANTS will hold table sales... Read More
NEWS FLASH: Night In Venice will be held on Saturday, July 25th in 2009 starting 7:30 p.m. YARD SALE: Ocean City’s popular City-Wide Yard Sale organized by Main Street’s Marcia Shallcross is set for Sat., Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. till noon. Homeowners throughout the City participate from both their yards and the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. To participate call Marcia at 609-398-4662. The cost to have a 10x10 space at the Tabernacle is $25. You can bring your own tables or rent one for $5. City-wide home owners will have their locations listed on a map for a $5 fee. The deadline for this was Sept. 30 as noted in last week’s column. Maps will be available at the Tabernacle starting (today) Thursday at City Hall Annex, 901... Read More
Over 7000 bikers will pedal into town on Saturday to raise money for research and people who have Multiple Sclerosis. This is the largest turnout ever for the event started 28 years ago following a meeting by organizers in Ocean City. Registrations have been cut off for the first time to ensure that all bikers are properly accommodated. This weekend’s gigantic tour is expected to raise $4.5 million for the society that makes life easier for 11,000 people with Multiple Sclerosis in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The tour was organized by former TV anchor and author, Larry Kane, whose mother died from the disease. Kane met with City officials at the Plymouth Inn to work out details of the tour. Just 30 bikers, including Kane, participated in the first ride. Bikers... Read More
What a great air show last Sunday. But there’s more to come! The popular, annual AIR FESTIVAL at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then the next day, Sun., Sept. 21, over 400 CORVETTES will roll into Ocean City for one of the largest shows of its kind in the country. But first, the AIR SHOW: The Airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes. A variety of antiques, World War II planes, Ultralights, Homebuilts, Classics and Warbirds will be parked for inspection and judged for prizes. Admission is free. There will be air demonstrations over the field including an advertising banner pick-up, a Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration and a glider take off at the end of the event.... Read More
Ocean City is fortunate to have two AIR SHOWS this month. The first will be a dazzling AEROBATICS demonstration on Sun. (Sept.14) from 1 to 3 p.m. The second is the Airport Association’s annual Air Festival set for Sat., Sept. 20 at the municipal airport. These are both outstanding events and well worth your time and support. This week we’ll concentrate on the City’s first ever air show featuring world famous stunt pilots plus parachutists and a Coast Guard Rescue demonstration. The flights will take place over the ocean and be visible from 6 to 14th Sts. on the boardwalk from 1-3 p.m. (First information I received said entire length of ‘Walk. Please be advised it is now 6th to 14th Sts.) Performers include the new World Aerobatic World Champion, Rob Holland... Read More
The STREET RODDERS roll into town this weekend. An array of colorful vehicles from throughout the East Coast will be displayed on the Boardwalk and at the 5th Street Parking Lot during the 34th Annual Shore Rod Run. Cars will be parked at the Sports and Civic Center parking lot from noon Fri., Sept. 5 till noon Sun., Sept.7. There will be a boardwalk display of vehicles on Sat., Sept. 6 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 South Jersey Street Rod Assn., sponsors of the event, will hold a craft show at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace,on... Read More