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35 Creative Ideas for New Family Traditions

35 Creative Ideas for New Family Traditions

From beach vacations to bedtime stories, family traditions are a great way to bond and create memories. Whether you grew up with family traditions or you want to blaze a trail with your own ideas, we've got the list for you. Why Make Unique Family Traditions? Family traditions are just plain fun — but they're also good for the health and development of everyone involved. They give people a sense of belonging and boost kids' self-esteem and well-being and having a familiar experience can offer comfort in stressful times. Having your own unique traditions can also strengthen bonds by helping family members connect. In many cases, family traditions help create a family identity and pass on culture and values to the next generation. How to Start New Family Traditions A family tradition is simply a... Read More

Earlier than the Bird 2022

Earlier than the Bird 2022

    NOVEMBER 19th – “Earlier than the Bird” DOWNTOWN Shopping Extravaganza – 8:00am – 12noon. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials.  Enter to win gift certificates and door prizes from Downtown Merchants while you shop over 100 unique stores.  Be sure to stop at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro and Ocean City Coffee Company,  for free coffee in the morning and head over to Drip N’ Scoop for a free standard donut!  A printed flyer of store specials will be available at Jon & Patty’s, Ocean City Coffee Co., and Drip N’ Scoop.  The best dressed shoppers will win free turkeys awarded by the Turkey Mascot!  Hang around from Noon-3pm for... Read More

How to Choose the Right Photographer Package for Your Beach Wedding

How to Choose the Right Photographer Package for Your Beach Wedding

Choosing a photographer for a beach wedding requires some research and attention to detail. You will want to ensure you find the right person or team to capture your big day exactly how you want it and within your budget. Photography is an important part of your wedding because you will cherish these photos for years to come. After the whirlwind of the ceremony and reception, you'll appreciate having images to look back on that help you remember all the special moments. Explore everything you'll need to consider when deciding on the best photographer package for your beach nuptials. What Do Wedding Photography Packages Typically Involve? Paying close attention to what different photography packages include can save you from a lot of disappointment and frustration. By sorting out all the details, you can... Read More

How to Make an Exfoliating Sand Scrub

How to Make an Exfoliating Sand Scrub

Regular exfoliation is a great way to enhance your skincare routine. Getting rid of dead skin cells can help make your complexion clearer and softer. Instead of buying a scrub at the store, consider making your own. During your next trip to the shore, collect some sand for a DIY exfoliating beach sand scrub. Learn more about making your own exfoliating scrub and the benefits of using sand on your skin. Is Beach Sand Good for Your Skin? Why Is Exfoliation Important? How to Use Beach Sand as an Exfoliant FAQ About Exfoliating Sand Scrubs Experience the Sands of Ocean City, New Jersey Is Beach Sand Good for Your Skin? In addition to lowering stress levels and lifting your mood, going to the beach can also be beneficial for your skin. You may... Read More

NJ Teens Can Work Expanded Summer Hours Under New Law

NJ Teens Can Work Expanded Summer Hours Under New Law

NJ Teens Can Work Expanded Summer Hours Under New Law   Effective immediately, the legislation (A422) allows 16- and 17-year-olds to work up to 50 hours a week — up to 10 hours each day — when they aren’t in school. It also updates the hours 14- and 15-year-olds can work — a total of 40 hours a week during the summer   The expansion of work hours gives teens an opportunity to earn more money and helps employers cope with a labor shortage that has led to increased wait times for customers at seasonal businesses. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the law, A-4222/S-2796, sponsored by Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16) and Senator Vin Gopal (D-11), late Tuesday afternoon.   The new law also changes the way teens will obtain work permits. Prior to the bill, teens could... Read More

Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier

Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 6/1/22 Ocean City Flower Show Returns to Music Pier Fireworks, Cop Chase 5K and Skato With Kato Also This Week After two years as a virtual event, the Ocean City Flower Show will return to the Music Pier from Friday to Sunday (June 3 to June 5). The 48-year-old tradition presented by the Garden Club of Ocean City features floral creations and displays from enthusiasts of all ages. Awards are given in a variety of categories for artistic design and horticulture. This year’s theme is “Careers – All That You Can Do.” The event also features a small sales pavilion. The public is invited to check out the beautiful displays. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.... Read More

Girls Weekend 2022 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2022 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2022 The 2022 Fashion Show is SOLD OUT!! The Fashion Show Kick Off returns on Friday April 1, 2022 at its new location, the Ocean City Yacht Club, located at 100 Bay Road.  Tickets are $25 each and include refreshments and lite fare!  Tickets are limited so do not wait and purchase them today!  Tickets can be purchase in-person at The Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center, the City Hall Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Avenue), Bowfish Kids (956 Asbury Avenue), Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave) and 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Avenue).  Tickets can also be purchased online by click the BUY NOW button below.  Online tickets can be picked up at the Route 52 Causeway Welcome Center or they can be picked up at the event the day... Read More

New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022

New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022

New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022 NJ businesses urged to prepare for new requirements that will ban single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products, and limits plastic straws Do you run a grocery store or retail outlet that distributes plastic or paper carryout bags to customers, or a food service business that provides plastic straws and polystyrene foam clam-shell takeout containers and other products? As part of the eco-friendly initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in the environment, New Jersey will soon ban single-use plastic carryout bags, polystyrene foam food service products, paper carryout bags in grocery stores at or larger than 2500-square-feet and will limit plastic straws to by-request-only. The ban will go into effect on May 4, 2022. The law,... Read More

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/25/22 Ocean City Pops to Perform Free Concerts for Fourth of July The concerts are set for July 3 and July 4 in 2022  After a successful debut at Carey Stadium last summer, the Ocean City Pops will return to the venue with two free outdoor concerts to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2022. The legendary local orchestra will perform patriotic classics and audience favorites in honor of our nation’s birthday on July 3 and July 4 this year. The Carey Stadium concert in 2021 was a first for the Ocean City Pops, and it gave people of all ages a chance to hear what a true local resource we have here in town. Audience members brought beach chairs or blankets to sit on the artificial turf field... Read More