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Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/25/21 Tickets on Sale for Pops Shows, Barry Williams to Visit OCNJ The Ocean City Pops orchestra is having a great season under new Artistic Director and Maestro Vince Lee, and there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy this local treasure. The lineup for the rest of the season includes something for every musical taste. • Symphony Night at the Pops II (August 25): The musicians of the Ocean City Pops take center stage as featured soloists. The orchestra will be at its virtuosic best as Maestro Vince Lee leads some of the greatest and most-beloved music in history. • Kimber Sprawl — Girl From the North Country (August 29): New Broadway sensation and dynamite performer Kimber Sprawl blew away critics and audiences alike with her powerful performance in... Read More

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

Feds revamp PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses By: Daniel J. Munoz The Biden administration is revamping the loan forgiveness process for a popular Trump-era, COVID-relief program as it enters into its final days. Starting Aug. 4, businesses that received up to $150,000 from the federal forgivable loan program known as the Paycheck Protection Program can apply directly with the U.S. Small Business Administration for loan forgiveness. Of the 11.7 million loans totaling $800 billion since the program’s inception in March last year, approximately 90% were for loans of up to $150,000. Then-President Donald Trump approved the PPP as part of the mammoth Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in late March as a means to stabilize the national economy as the onset of the pandemic triggered mass business closures and record-high unemployment. Businesses can... Read More

Reopening of Pre-Registration for Phase 4 of Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant

Reopening of Pre-Registration for Phase 4 of Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant

Small businesses and non-profits that missed previous deadlines to apply have another chance TRENTON, N.J. (May 26, 2021) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) reopened pre-registration for Phase 4 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program this morning, Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., the Authority announced today. In line with his commitment to a stronger and fairer economic recovery, Governor Phil Murphy recently announced the allocation of $200 million in additional funds to help fulfill Phase 4 grant applications. Small business owners and non-profits that have not previously applied for Phase 4 grants may pre-register as a preliminary step toward applying for grants of up to $20,000.   The $200 million in additional funds will continue to support the most adversely affected businesses in New Jersey, including $20 million... Read More

NJ Lifts Mask Mandate and Social Distancing Requirements

NJ Lifts Mask Mandate and Social Distancing Requirements

New Jersey, which was the first state in the nation to put an indoor masking requirement in place on April 8, 2020, will be lifting that statewide indoor mask mandate via executive order on Friday, May 28, Gov. Phil Murphy said today. Additionally, the state’s current requirement for maintaining six feet of social distance in all indoor and outdoor settings will also be lifted on May 28. This includes restaurants, retail spaces, personal care businesses, gyms, recreational and entertainment businesses such as casinos, religious services, weddings, political activities, funerals and memorial services, and performances. Murphy added that individual businesses and other entities, which oversee indoor spaces may continue to require that employees and customers/guests wear facemasks or maintain six feet of distance if they so choose. Dance floors in bars and restaurants will also... Read More

Why We Need Family Vacations

Why We Need Family Vacations

Try and think back to some of your favorite childhood memories. You might remember your best friends, sports or activities you enjoyed, your favorite toy or a wonderful vacation you went on with your family. Even if you didn't go on many family vacations as a child, it might be something you're looking forward to experiencing with your children. Numerous families in the United States take family vacations. These trips are unique to each family based on their travel destination, whether it's just the immediate family or includes extended family, duration and budget. But most of these vacations have at least one thing in common. They build long-lasting memories that your family will cherish. Why are vacations important for families? Life can pass you by fast, and it's important to set aside... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk to Seek His Shadow on Saturday 5/5/21

Martin Z. Mollusk to Seek His Shadow on Saturday 5/5/21

Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot will seek his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, on the beach next to the Music Pier (between Moorlyn Terrace and Ninth Street). Martin Z. Mollusk has successfully predicted an early summer every year for more than four decades (sometimes, of course, with the creative use of flashlights by his handlers).   Martin’s prediction this year will be more important than ever, because we know everybody is anxious for the arrival of summer after a year of so many sacrifices.   The Martin Z. Mollusk Day program also will include the life-sized Martin Z. and Mollie Mollusk mascots. Together, the Mollusks make up the first family of “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”   The winners of the 2021 Martin Z. Mollusk Coloring Contest will be... Read More

Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

With COVID-19 Numbers Trending Decisively in the Right Direction, Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions Changes Include Removal of All Percentage Capacity Limits for Indoor and Outdoor Businesses, Lifting of Prohibition on Indoor Bar Seating, and Removal of Outdoor Gathering Limit Changes Effective in Two Phases – On Friday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 19  Today, Governor Murphy will sign an executive order that makes the following changes effective Friday, May 7 (some of which were previously scheduled to take effect on Monday, May 10): Outdoor gatherings limit – The limit will increase to 500 persons, up from 200. Large venue outdoor capacity – The maximum capacity allowed will increase to 50% for venues with 1,000 fixed seats or more, as long as six feet of distance is maintained, up from 30% capacity for... Read More

Prepare Your Application for the Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Prepare Your Application for the Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Prepare Your Application for the Emergency Assistance Grant Program Grants up to $20,000 are available for small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in these grants, you will need to pre-register between Monday, April 19th at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday, April 29th at 5:00 p.m. If you do not pre-register, you will not be eligible for these grants. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Wednesday it will begin accepting applications in May for a number of the recently announced programs that are aimed at providing $85 million in grants to various types of small businesses. The programs include $25 million for microbusinesses (5 or fewer employees), $15 million for small businesses (6 to 50 employees), $10 million for child care... Read More

Girls Weekend 2021 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

Girls Weekend 2021 in Downtown Ocean City, NJ

                                    Visit the Facebook Event Page for the most up to date information on Girls Weekend 2021! The full list of specials posted below!   Girls Weekend 2021 Participating Stores: LEH- in-store special will be 20% off our exclusive LEH bundles featuring our soaps, and our specialized Face Care, Foot Care, Argan Oil, Coffee, and Beach Scents product lines We Make It Personal- Transform a handwritten recipe into a cutting board or engrave a picture of your favorite pet onto a plaque! Check out our website for different options.  Engraving is FREE! 20% off all Willow Moon Candle Sets & Perfume. Diamond Barre Fitness- Join us for a high energy, low impact total body workout. Strengthen, lengthen & tone the body! Beginner friendly, all levels, ages 15 (with parent consent) & up. Mask & socks required to... Read More