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Stunt Planes To Soar Over Ocean City Boardwalk

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 in his MX-2, Martin Sheehan, the Red Star Raiders Formation Team, the North East Raiders (a 4 plane team), Kevin Russo’s SNJ-6 and Dr. Smoke in an SF260 (his maneuvers are trailed by multi-colored smoke). The parachute team will land at the 11th St. Beach at 1 p.m. to begin the event. The Air Show is coordinated and operated by David Schultz who runs major festivals throughout the world. Schultz will narrate the show over the boardwalk speaker system.

Sponsors include the Ocean City Tourism Development Commission, the Ocean City Board of Realtors, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Playland’s Castaway Cove, Congo Falls Miniature Golf and the following businesses: Chatterbox Restaurant, Chef Paul Raymond’s Ocean City Seafood Co., Cousin’s Restaurant and Catering, Hello Dollies, Jilly’s Arcade, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Rita’s Water Ice and Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy.

THE JOHN WALTER CAPE COMMUNITY BAND, a rousing, Sousa type 40 member ensemble, perform at the Music Pier on Fri., Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5, available at the Music Pier Box Office. The Band plays a varied program of marches, Broadway tunes, classical, pops and jazz. The popular group has performed at resorts throughout South Jersey. This will be its first performance at the Music Pier. The Band has produced a Christmas album and several other recordings that will be available at the show or by contacting www.travelingtracks.com.

DOWNTOWN FALL FLING, Sept. 12 to 15, from 6th to 11th Streets on Asbury Ave… There will be shopping and dining specials, End of Season Sales, Back To School specials and $50 gift certificate giveaways. On Sat., Sept.13, enjoy live music, face painters, magicians, Free Leis, frozen drinks and more.

REMINDER: SEPT 11TH CEREMONY: The City will hold its annual September 11th Ceremony on Thurs., Sept.11 at 11 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. The public is invited. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the adjacent Tabernacle Auditorium. Police Chief Chad Callahan will be keynote speaker and Mayor Sal Perillo, fire and police officials and local school children will participate.

THE OCEAN CITY POPS concludes a successful season on Sun., Sept. 14 with Out of This World, featuring excerpts from Star Trek, The Planets and E.T. The GAMP Choir sings Haydn’s, The Heavens Are Telling. Saxophone soloist Ashu plays John Williams’s Escapades. Concert is set for the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248 or on line at www.ocnj.us.

COMING SOON: Over 400 Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk Sun., Sept. 21, from 11: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is one of the largest Corvette Shows in the country. Cars will be parked from 7th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk. There will be a display of cars in front of the Music Pier sporting red, white and blue election themes. Models from just about every year the Corvette has been manufactured will be on display.

ART CENTER NEWS: Due to the storm, the Ocean City FINE ARTS LEAGUE,608 Asbury Ave., has rescheduled its Jamie Kelly meet the artist reception for Sat., Sept.13 from noon to 3 p.m. Kelly’s work will be on display along with paintings by other local artists for the month of September. Katherine Mott, League Board member and curator of the Joseph Kardone collection, announces a sale of Kardone’s works of smaller watercolors, ink drawings, oils and acrylics of all sizes through Sept. 28. Kardone, a master painter and contemporary of Jackson Pollock, left his valuable collection to the Center. Prices are reduced. You’ll find some excellent buys. Call 609-814-0308 or visit www.oceancityfineartsleague.org.

The Ocean City ARTS CENTER, 17th and Simpson Ave., is featuring works by American Nature painter Judith A. Maddox Saylor, during the month of September. Saylor’s paintings have been featured from New York to Florida. Admission is free.

The Ocean CITY HISTORICAL MUSEUM holds its 21st annual fair on Sat., Sept.13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave.

The Ocean City HUMANE SOCITY holds its annual Family Golf Tournament on Sat., Sept. 13 with a tee off at 8:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Golf Course, 2600 Bay Ave. All players should sign in at the Humane Society, 1 Shelter Rd., near the golf course between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Call 609-399-2018 between the hours of 11a.m. and 3 p.m. or just be there for sign up.

A beach barbecue to benefit the Ocean City Police Department’s K-9 & MOTORCYCLE units is set for Fri., Sept. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Deauville Inn, Strathmere.

REMEMBER TO SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED BEACHES. NEVER SWIM AT BEACH NOT GUARDED BY OUR BEACH PATROL.

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