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Craft Show, Ferko, Movie Premier This Week, Night in Venice Next

Some of the most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique handiwork at Ocean City's indoor-out door SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS Festival on Sat., July 17 at Carey Stadium and the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival is produced by the South Jersey Artisans Guild, whose previous shows here have set all time attendance records. Crafters will offer an array on unusual specialties including fine art, photography, hand blown glass, wood sun clocks and thermometers, vintage textiles, gourmet teas plus many other products. Featured artist will be Joyce Gagen of Shamong, N.J. who specializes in shore birds and seashore art. The award winning painter has represented New Jersey with water colors at the White House... Read More

Some Enchanted Evening is Night in Venice Optional Theme

The optional theme for NIGHT IN VENICE, Sat., July 24 is "Some Enchanted Evening." For the past five years we have suggested a theme. That’s because folks kept calling the Public Relations Office and asking for ideas. So we obliged. However you are free to use any theme you wish for the 56th annual Decorated Boat Parade and Bay front home competition. Everyone who enters receives a free commemorative mug. The mug was designed by Kathy Caraballo of Community Services. Sue Canale, our super volunteer, suggested the theme. Boat participants will receive their mugs at the Captain’s meetings held the night before and the day of the Parade. Those who enter bay front homes may pick them up at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300. The Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. on... Read More

Really Big Fireworks July 4th! Balalaikas Here July 3

Highlight of our 4th of July celebration will be a REALLY BIG fireworks display on Sunday, July 4th at 9pm. The Fireworks will be shot from a barge off the 9th Street Beach. This permits the use of larger fireworks because they are not being detonated close to land. The exhibition will be accompanied by music and can also be heard by tuning into WIBG FM, 94.3 on the dial. The annual Air Circus Kite Flying Contest will be held starting 5:30 p.m. at the 9th Street Beach on July 4. There will also be a concert on the Boardwalk by the rock band Tidal Wave while the kites are flying. Prizes will be awarded for kites judged Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer... Read More

Philippine Celebration, Car Show, Pops, Boys Choir This Weekend

Ocean City's TRIBUTE TO THE PHILIPPINES will be held this weekend at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The highlight of the event will be the appearance of Imelda Papin, world renowned singer, movie star and TV personality who will appear at the Music Pier on Sat., June 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the Music Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248, City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 525-9300, after hours call 609-364-4010. Joining Miss Papin, will be Ocean City’s Rene Sese, known as the Don Ho of the Philippines in America, Dick Velasco, famed Filipino balladeer, Ted Prior, popular Elvis performer, singing sensation, Margie Dailey, Flutist, April Talangbayan and dancer Betty Harshaw. The weekend will also feature a Two Day Crafts and Cultural Festival featuring Philippine products and the... Read More

Miss NJ is Here, Restaurant Week Starts Sunday

The MISS NEW JERSEY Scholarship Pageant begins today, Thursday June 17, with two preliminaries and the finals on Saturday. Some tickets are available, call Mary Lou Cake, 609-315-1423. The Pageant will be held in the Music Pier Auditorium, all programs begin at 7:30 p.m. Twenty-seven local pageant winners from throughout the State will be vying for the title. The winner goes to Las Vegas in January to compete in the Miss America Pageant. Miss America will be nationally televised by ABC. It’s good to see the pageant back on a network where it belongs. Former Miss New Jersey and popular stand up comic, Dena Blizzard will emcee. Ocean City’s own Tricia Bowman Branch, Miss New Jersey 1988, will be a co-host with Erica Scanlan Harr, Miss New Jersey 2004. Entertainers include... Read More

Artisans, Humane Society Golf this Weekend, Miss NJ Next

The ARTISANS Order of Mutual Protection return June 11-13 for its 65th annual weekend in Ocean City. The Artisans are headquartered in Philadelphia and were formed over 100 years ago to provide insurance for working people. On Sat., June 12, the organization will present its annual Miss Artisan Pageant, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. It is during this colorful event that the Artisans select the young lady to represent them for the coming year. There will be entertainment and admission is free and open to the public. The group will be led by Thomas A. DiLauro, Most Excellent Master Artisan, who will be presented a Piece of the Walk from the City. The Ocean City Humane Society will hold its FAMILY GOLF TOURNMENT, at the Ocean City... Read More

Flower Show, Lulu Concert & Parade, Fun Fest, This Weekend

FLOWER SHOW: The City will hold its 38th annual Flower Show June 4-6 at the Music Pier at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. I had been Public Relations Director for less than a year, when businessman and artist, Jim Penland came to my office and said: “Mark, we ought to have a Flower Show.” “You’re right Jim,” I said, “But I don’t know much more than how to cut the grass, how do we have a Flower Show?” “We get the Garden Club to run it for us?” “Oh,” I said, “We have a Garden Club? Well, let’s see if they like the idea.” They did. And 38 years later we still have a Flower Show. It’s one of the best in the Delaware Valley and the Garden Club is still running it. The theme this year... Read More

Barks on Boards, Plunge, Service, Concerts This Weekend

Life Guards will turn an impressive wooden key to open the Ocean, Business Persons will plunge into the Atlantic to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance, Doggies will walk the boards, there will be two concerts and of course our annual Memorial Day Service on Mon., May 31. BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE: Ocean City kicks off the Memorial Day Weekend in dramatic fashion. Members of the business community, dressed in formal attire and swinging briefcases, will smart step into the Atlantic to welcome the summer. The action begins at noon, Fri., May 28 at the Moorlyn Terrace Beach on the sands opposite the Music Pier. John Walton, director of the event, has been rehearsing his Century 21 Realtors Brigade for two weeks. John is very conscientious about his entry. He believes in organization... Read More

Heart Walk, Annual Wellness Expo Set for This Weekend

The emphasis will be on health this weekend in Ocean City. The Annual Weekend of Wellness expo is set for May 21 and 22 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace and the American Heart Assn. Walk will be held on Saturday, the 22nd. The HEART ASSN. will include over 500 participants. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The Walk begins at 10:30a.m. Groups gather in back of the Sports and Civic Center near the football field and tour tents set up by the Heart Assn. with informational materials and give-aways. Heart Disease is the nation’s number one killer so it is important to support the ongoing work of the American Heart Assn. THE WEEKEND OF WELLNESS Expo will be presented at the... Read More