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FLOWER SHOW, LULU TEMPLE CONCERT AND PARADE THIS WEEKEND

Dancing With The Flowers is the theme of the Artistic Design Division of this resort's 39th Annual FLOWER SHOW set for this weekend, June 3-5 in the Music Pier auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The Division will feature arrangements such as The Dancing Waters in Class 1, Water Viewing; Dancing the Jitterbug in Class 2, Novice; Disco Fever in Class 3, Suspended; Balinese Dance in Class 4, Oriental; Tea for Two in Class 5, Tea Tray; Conga Line Dancers in Class 6, Expressive and Class 7, Shadow Boxes. There are other artistic categories for all ages and levels of skill. These are descriptively explained in the flower show schedule, available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 609-525-9300 and at local flower shops. “This show accommodates everyone,” says Donna Leone who heads the Artistic... Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Events; Ted Prior Remembered

The Memorial Day Weekend begins at noon, Friday, May 27 at the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Mayor Jay Gillian plus former and present Lifeguards will meet for the traditional turning of the key to "open the ocean." Following the key turning, a large group of folks dressed in business attire, some toting brief cases, will do "their thing." It will be time once again for the Business Person's dramatic march into the Ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance. This spectacle will be led by Chairman John Walton of Century 21 Real Estate. John estimates a record turnout of 100 participants bolstered by a contingent of 46 children all of whom have vowed to become future business persons in Ocean City. This year's march that greets the new season... Read More

About Barks on Boards, Ocean Dip, South Side Johnny and More

BARKS ON THE BOARDS, the popular pet walk that raises money for the Ocean City Humane Society, is set for Sun., May 29 from noon till 2 p.m. on the Memorial Day Weekend. The event begins in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, between 8th and 9th Streets with registration at 11:30 a.m. The Pet Walk provides canines and their best friends a rare opportunity to enjoy the City’s famed ‘walk. Over 500 dogs toured the boardwalk last year. The only other time pets are allowed on the boards is during the Doo Dah Parade in April when over 500 bassets waddle for the benefit of the Tri State Basset Hound Rescue League. Only dogs registered for Barks on the Boards will be allowed on the ‘Walk. A Canine... Read More

Spring Block Party Sat, Memorial Day Weekend Coming Soon

The BLOCK PARTY is back! The City's popular mile-long Spring event is set for Sat., May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normally held the first Saturday in May, the party was scheduled one week later this year so as not to conflict with Mother’s Day. The event extends from 5th to 14th Streets on Asbury Ave. and features over 400 crafters, plus food vendors, entertainment, pony rides for children and public service displays. It is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. NOTE: Parking will be free on all City lots for Saturday only. The free parking closest to the block party will be at the Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. in back of Mc Donald's, at the Municipal Parking Lot, 5th and Asbury Ave. next to the... Read More

Mother’s Day and Yard Sale This Weekend; Block Party Next

But first a word from MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK: If today is Wednesday, May 4; then tomorrow will be Thursday, May 5... which is, you guessed it! The 37th annual Martin Z. Mollusk Day. Martin is over 100 in Hermit Crab years. He has arthritis in two claws and sometimes forgets to take his meds. But that will not stop him from creeping on to the 9th St. Beach on Thurs., May 5 at 11 a.m. in an attempt to see his shadow. If he sees it, summer will come one week early to Ocean City much to the joy of visitors, merchants and the general populace. There is much good natured Hoopla in store for the audience. Martin will receive a physical check up prior to his creep, the Ocean City Band will... Read More

Martin Z. Mollusk Creeps Again on May 5th; Ted Prior News

Because of his advanced age, MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK will receive a comprehensive physical check up prior to his annual creep on May 5th at the 9th St. Beach at 11 a.m. His blood pressure, vital signs and shell will be tested by Dr.Ernest Frankenstein assisted by two nurses. The testing has been ordered by NASCRAB, the National Association of Crab Activities at the Beach. This is the same organization that sanctions all Ocean City crab activities including the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant and Hermit Crab Races. “Martin is over 100 in Hermit Crab years,” notes Mark Soifer, NASCRAB Chairman, Martin’s spiritual advisor and chef and City Public Relations Director. “We don’t want to put him under too much stress. It would be bad publicity if he expired at the beach.” But not to... Read More

MEADOWLARK’S PARTING SHOT, UPDATE ON EASTER EVENTS

Despite the weather, we were able to sandwich in the Doo Dah Parade between a morning drizzle and late afternoon rain storm. (Thank you Dean Schofield.) It was a windy event, to say the least but that didn’t stop the marchers or affect the enthusiasm of our PieAscoites who plastered each other in front of the Music Pier as a tribute to Soupy Sales. Meadowlark Lemon was a gracious grand marshal. He was accompanied in the Parade by a band playing Sweet Georgia Brown, the theme song of Meadowlark’s Harlem Globe Trotters. Meadowlark ended the day at the Tabernacle Youth Center where he presented an inspirational talk to a mixed audience of children and adults. He concluded his talk on the Youth Center basketball court where he demonstrated some of the finer... Read More

Meadowlark Lemon leads Doo Dah Saturday after Basset Olympics, Comedy Revue Friday

Meadowlark Lemon, the legendary Clown Prince of Basketball, famous for his skill and humor as a member of the Harlem Globe Trotters, will be grand marshal of the City’s 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade on Saturday. Meadowlark traveled over 5 million miles and participated in more than 16,000 basketball games in 100 countries as a 25 year member of the Globe Trotters. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2003 and received the NBA Lifetime Achievement- Jim Bunn Award in 2,000. He is also a member of the International Clown Hall of Fame, a tribute to his comedic talents. At 78, Meadowlark still plays basketball with his own team, has a ministry and is active in numerous charitable organizations. He is frequently in movies and on television. Just three... Read More

The Orgins and Development of the Doo Dah-Earth Day Weekend

Over the past 26 years, the Doo Dah Parade has expanded into a Weekend Celebration of Mirth and Earth. What began as a take-off on California’s spoof of the Rose Bowl with unusual brigades has developed into a unique celebration of humor available only in Ocean City. One element that has added to the event is the honoring of legendary comedians who serve as grand marshals in the Parade and appear in a comedy show. These have included Carol Channing, Mickey Rooney, Soupy Sales, Edie Adams, Bill Dana, Larry Storch, Shelly Berman, Dr. Irwin Corey, Charlie Callas, Zacherly, Frank Gorshen, Joe Franklin, Jay North (Dennis the Menace) and this year the Clown Prince of Basketball and America’s Ambassador to the World, Meadowlark Lemon. We also honored W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello and... Read More