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Archive for April, 2012

Martin Z. Mollusk Creeps Again – OC Hermit Crab Credits Diet for His Good Health and Longevity

Martin Z. Mollusk, Ocean City’s relatively famous hermit crab, will creep onto the 9th St. Beach at 11 a.m. on May 3rd for the 37th time. Why? Good question. If Martin sees his shadow, summer will come one week early to this family resort much to the joy of the business community, Chamber of Commerce and me, the crab’s spiritual advisor and chef. Martin celebrated his 101st birthday recently (in hermit crab years). Hermit Crab years are computed by the number of wrinkles on a crab’s outer shell, times 20 plus one. I know this because Martin told me so. I’m the only one who can communicate with him. We do it through a form of mental osmosis. Martin credits his longevity to the exotic diet I’ve created for him which consists of shredded... Read More

What’s Happening in Ocean City

CONSUL GENERAL OF PHILIPPINES VISITS CITY ON THURSDAY Consul General Mario De Leon, Jr. of the Philippines will visit Ocean City on Thursday (April 19) at 11 a.m. to confer with Mayor Jay Gillian. They will discuss final plans for Ocean City’s third annual Tribute to the Philippines in July and other cooperative tourism promotions. The Consul General will be accompanied by Consul Zaldy Patron and Ms. Hermie Aczcon, President of the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia.  The meeting will be held in the mayor’s office.  OCEAN CITY LEGENDS BOOK NOW AVAILABLE Local authors Fred and Susan Miller’s new book, Ocean City Legends, has just been released by Arcadia Publishing of Charleston, South Carolina.  “Legendary Locals” is filled with 180 photographs and focuses on newsworthy and noteworthy individuals and groups who have... Read More

Doo Dah is a Weekend of Events Celebrating Humor

If the old saying that “Laughter is the best medicine” is true, the upcoming Doo Dah Weekend in Ocean City will help you feel a lot better. And if you’re already feeling okay, it should make you feel really, really good! There’s a lot to smile, chuckle and laugh about: Events begin on Fri., April 13 with the hilarious Basset Hound Olympics set for 1p.m. on the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. Some of the 600 basset hounds that will waddle during the Doo Dah Parade the next day will display their athletic prowess. Needless to say these loveable, floppy eared, pooches are not born athletes. But they try their best. They compete in dashes accompanied by their best friends who desperately attempt to inspire them. They approach hurdles and after... Read More

Doo Dah Comedy Show with Chuck McCann; Recap of Easter Events

Chuck McCann is a very talented and funny guy. He will be grand marshal of Ocean City' s Doo Dah Parade on April 14 and star of its annual comedy show April 13. McCann has been featured in just about every entertainment medium.

He has hosted syndicated TV Children's shows from New York. He has excelled in the lead roles of movies including The Night Is a Lonely Hunter and The Projectionist. McCann has also won five Cleos for writing and performing in outstanding commercials (one of which was selected over Michael Jackson's Pepsi spot). Chuck was the guy in the mirror in the memorable Right Guard Commercials. The voice behind many characters in Disney's animated cartoons and movies. He has been a guest star on dozens of network sitcoms.... Read More