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

Arlo Guthrie Concert Will Rekindle the Spirit of Woody

Producer Bob Rose has just released the names of two more shows for the City’s summer concert series. The current line-up now includes The Bacon Brothers (July 9), Arlo Guthrie and Family (July 16) Get the Led Out, America’s Led Zeppelin (July 23) the Charlie Thomas Drifters (July 30) Little Feat (August 20) and Mitch Ryder (August 27).  Additional shows will be announced at a later date. All programs are on Monday starting 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets are available at All of these concerts are outstanding, but the most meaningful for me will be Arlo Guthrie’s concert that will include Arlo’s children and members of the family. Arlo is the son of Woody Guthrie, the great American songwriter and political activist who died at an early age... Read More

The Return of Joey Eulo, Plus Eventful Events – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

Forty years ago, when I first became Public Relation Director of Ocean City, a young boy, maybe 9 years old, would wander into our office looking for errands to run. We knew only that his name was Joey. It was obvious that Joey wasn’t well cared for. So Agnes Cox, who worked with me at the time, and I would pay him to go on errands, bought him a winter coat, a new pair of shoes and tried to help as much as we could. Joey had street smarts. He earned extra money carrying packages for ladies at the supermarket and by pestering local merchants for small jobs. We later learned that he was quite adept at dodging the truant officer. He had hideouts under the boardwalk. Eventually Joey stopped visiting our office.... Read More

Dick Richards, Ocean City Resident, Named To Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame

Ocean City resident, Dick Richards, will be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on Sat. April, 14th. Richards will be honored along with other original members of Bill Haley’s Comets, the talented musicians led by Haley who jump started Rock ‘n Roll, with Rock Around the Clock and Shake, Rattle and Roll. Rock Around the Clock sold 25 million copies, an unprecedented number of records for the time. Haley’s group toured the nation and the world with future Super Stars like Elvis Presley opening for the band. Following Haley’s premature death and the break-up of the band, Dick Richards, AKA Dick Boccelli, played with spin-offs of the Comets and also enjoyed a successful acting career on Broadway and in the movies. Now 88, the durable drummer is... Read More

Soupy Sale’s Famous Prank to be Duplicated for Doo Dah

On New Year's Day, Jan.1, 1962, famed comedian Soupy Sales was wrapping up his popular Children's TV show when the program's producer gave him the signal to improvise. In those days, the syndicated program was presented live, there was no videotaping. Nothing was edited or sanitized. What you saw was went over the airways. What followed that New Year's morning were a few moments of impish improvisation that made television history. Soupy, realized that the majority of his fan's parents were still asleep. So he advised his TV charges, most of whom were too young to read or write, to check out their parents' wallets, find a picture of an old man on green paper, and to mail it to him. He gave no address. What followed was a flurry of Monopoly and... Read More

Easter Weekend Events set for Ocean City; Humane Society News

Following is a schedule of Easter Weekend Events in Ocean City. (Sat., April 7) Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m., Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Pets compete in various categories including Best Dressed, Best Bonnet, Best Tail Wagger, Best Bathing Suit, Most Patriotic, Pet-owner Look-Alike and Intelligent Pet Tricks. A $5 entry fee benefits the Ocean City Humane Society, a No Kill Shelter. Spectator admission is free but visitors may make a donation to benefit the Society if they so choose. Best of Show wins the Dean Schofield Woofin’ Paws Plaque for Perfection, named after the late Dean Schofield who was a volunteer member of the Ocean City Public Relations Staff for many years. Call (609) 525-9300 for information. (Fri.-Sun., April 6-8) Breakfast With The Easter Bunny: 8 a.m.... Read More

New Book by Local Author Spreads Message of Hope to Children

While on extended bed rest with her second set of twins, Kelley Osborne Faust of Ocean City had plenty of time to think. It was a trying time. But a strong determination to meet her challenges and support of family and friends pulled her through. “I realized that facing these challenges, we can either feel sorry for ourselves or deal with the accompanying pain,” she said. “Fortunately I learned from the challenges and moved on. I found that sharing my experiences with others made me realize that I was not alone. It made the load lighter and easier to handle.” Kelley was so inspired that in 2007, while a resident of Ocean City, she founded Sunshine Hope, an organization designed to bring a positive message to school children and people of all... Read More

Canine Celebrity and Best Friend to be Honored at Doo Dah Parade

[caption id="attachment_893" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Elwood and Lyle"][/caption] Elwood, the winner of the 2007 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, has become a media sensation throughout the world. Guided by Karen Quigley of Sewell, the Chinese crested Chihuahua mix has made appearances at hundreds of gatherings projecting a simple message: “You don’t have to be beautiful to be loveable.” The story begins when Karen rescues Elwood from his breeder who can find no buyers for the puppy. The Chihuahua is endowed with a seemingly endless tongue, long pointy ears, virtually no fur and sports what most resembles a Mohawk haircut. But his personality is sweet and he is very loveable. After winning the prestigious contest in Petaluma, CA., Elwood became an international sensation.... Read More