Things to Consider When Planning a Beach Wedding

Things to Consider When Planning a Beach Wedding

You've decided on a beautiful beach wedding because it's the perfect setting to celebrate your love. Crashing waves, warm sand and scenic views will all complement your ceremony, but you also want everything to go smoothly. However, before you set a date, there are some things you need to consider when planning a beach wedding. Plenty of factors go into a wedding, and when you get married on the beach, you have even more to consider. To create the perfect beach wedding checklist, consider these tips: 1. Get Beach Wedding Permits Depending on where you're getting married, you may need a permit for a beach wedding — this may depend on the size of your wedding, how long your ceremony will be and if you need to reserve a section of the beach. Don't set a date... 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

Music Pier Shows Feature Elvis Presley Hits and Straight No Chaser

Music Pier Shows Feature Elvis Presley Hits and Straight No Chaser

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 7/28/21 Music Pier Shows Feature Elvis Presley Hits and Straight No Chaser Elvis Presley’s hits will roar to life on the Ocean City Music Pier stage on Friday and Saturday in the new Broadway musical comedy “All Shook Up,” starring Ocean City Theatre Company’s High School Jr Company. This madcap musical comedy based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” plays July 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and overflows with rock, gospel, romance and mistaken identities. The musical tells the story of a small-town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle-riding roustabout she falls for. Among the many hits that will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes are “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog” and “It’s Now or Never.” Tickets are $15 per person and... Read More

What to See and Do During the Offseason in Ocean City, New Jersey

What to See and Do During the Offseason in Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City, New Jersey, is a popular vacation spot for many along the East Coast. In the summer months, the area is a lively place filled with visitors enjoying the many beaches and Boardwalk activities. With so many forms of entertainment, Ocean City is an excellent spot for a getaway with family or friends. But it isn't only a spring and summer destination — fall and winter have plenty to offer as well. The offseason in Ocean City is perfect for those who want to avoid the crowds, but still take a trip to the area. Whether you form a plan or make an impromptu decision to visit, you can enjoy the beauty of the beach town and its many activities. Outdoor Activities There are plenty of Ocean City activities to enjoy in... Read More

2021 Night in Venice Results

2021 Night in Venice Results

2021 Night in Venice Results (Awards can be picked up at City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue, beginning at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 25th) BOAT RESULTS Boat Number, Name of the Boat, Family’s Name and Theme Best in show 25’ and over: #253, Boat Name: Shanti, Toner Family, Theme: Christmas Eve in July Best in show 24’ and under: #224, Boat Name: That What Sea Said, Young & Beiswinger Families, Theme: Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun! Best Lead Boat: #208, Boat Name: Carol B, ACT Engineers, Theme: Martin & Mollie Mollusk Best Commercial: #251, Boat Name: Salty, Mangos & More, Theme: Tropical Tiki Best Non-profit: #215, Boat Name: Reel Fun, OCTC Spotlight Performers Best Decorated 25’ and over 1st Place: #253, Boat Name: Shanti, Toner Family, Theme: Christmas Eve in July 2nd Place: #250, Boat Name: Diablo,... Read More

3-5-7 Day Itineraries for a Trip to OCNJ

3-5-7 Day Itineraries for a Trip to OCNJ

Are you craving sun and sand? There's truly no better place to visit the beach than in Ocean City, New Jersey. Unlike other resort towns, we've curated a family-friendly environment — meaning the whole family can enjoy great activities on the Boardwalk all day and into the night! Whether you're here for three, five or seven days, these Ocean City, New Jersey, itineraries will ease your vacation stress and make for the perfect family trip! Three Days in Ocean City Ocean City is the ideal spot for a three-day vacation, whether you're taking a long weekend off work or visiting as part of a more extended road trip. While three days may seem like a short time for a vacation, you're bound to have a wonderful time in Ocean City. We have the... Read More

Night in Venice Returns to Ocean City for 2021

Night in Venice Returns to Ocean City for 2021

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 7/21/21 Ocean City’s Night in Venice celebration returns on Saturday (July 24, 2021) for the 66th time since it began in 1954 as a way to mark Ocean City’s 75th anniversary. After missing last year’s event, everybody will be excited for the return of the festivities. Just announced on Monday: Kate Flannery, a star of NBC’s “The Office,” will be at the Music Pier on Friday, July 23 for a special meet-and-greet session. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the Night in Venice festivities and the Kate Flannery event. When is Night in Venice? The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Where does the parade route begin and end? The boat parade begins near the Ocean City-Longport... Read More

Ocean City Getting Ready for Night in Venice and Baby Parade

Ocean City Getting Ready for Night in Venice and Baby Parade

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 7/14/21 Ocean City Getting Ready for Night in Venice and Baby Parade Ocean City’s Night in Venice celebration returns this year and promises a spectacular evening on the bay. The city’s premier summer event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24. Registration is open to all boat and bayfront home owners who want to participate in this year’s festivities. The optional theme will be “Honoring Our Heroes,” a salute to all those who helped us get through the year. Participants are also encouraged to use last year’s planned “Olympics” theme. A fireworks display will light up the bay and cap off the evening. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provide a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City.... Read More

Pops, Pink Floyd and Pie-Eating on Tap in Ocean City

Pops, Pink Floyd and Pie-Eating on Tap in Ocean City

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 7/6/21 The summer fun continues in Ocean City during a week of events for everybody in the family. The Ocean City Pops performed an exceptional free concert at Carey Stadium on Saturday in honor of our nation’s birthday, and a whole new audience got to hear our local orchestra. The official grand-reopening Pops concert at the Ocean City Music Pier is scheduled for Sunday, July 11. A different sort of sound will fill the Music Pier on Monday, July 12 as The Machine performs its tribute to Pink Floyd. The week of family fun begins on “Wacky Wednesday” with Ocean City’s annual pie-eating contest. Here’s more information on all of the week’s events. WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky Wednesdays continues at... Read More