Ocean City Named Best Beach in NJ!

Ocean City, NJ was named #1 Beach in New Jersey, #1 Beach for Eco-Tourism, and #1 Beach for Day Trips through a survey conducted by New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (NJMSC), New Jersey Sea Grant (NJSG) and Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center (CRC). The results of the 2009 New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey were released today during the NJMSC/NJSG's 7th annual State of the Shore Media Event. Ocean City, NJ features 8 miles of white sandy beaches, a boardwalk, fishing, boating and a unique downtown shopping district. Numerous free events are scheduled throughout the year in Ocean City geared for families. Ocean City’s safe, clean family atmosphere, make it an ideal vacation destination whether for a day, a week, a summer or a lifetime! Visit www.oceancityvacation.com for all the... Read More

Wellness Fest, Memorial Day, Flower Show, On the Way!

This will be a very healthy weekend in Ocean City. The WEEKEND OF WELLNESS or WOW EXPO is set for the Music Pier, May 15-16 and admission is free! Smack dab in the middle of all this, the American Heart Assn. will hold its annual HEART WALK on Saturday starting 10:30 a.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th St. off Boardwalk. The event attracts over 5,000 participants. Registration begins 9 a.m. at the Center and the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Call 609-223-3762 or visitwww.heartwalk.kintera.org/southernnjspring. On Sun., the OCEAN CITY TRIATHLON/DUATHON completes the Wellness Weekend starting 6a.m. at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, 17th and Simpson Ave., with swimming, running and biking plus a kids’ course. For information, call 609-525-9317 or contactlrumer@ocnj.us. Also on Sun., May 17, the Ocean... Read More

Arts in Downtown, Choral Fest, Yard Sale This Weekend

DOWNTOWN ARTS CELEBRATION: Artwork by Ocean City and Upper Township students will be exhibited along Asbury Ave. on Sat. April 25 and Sun., April 26th. On Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., there will be free face painters, caricature artists and sidewalk chalk designs. Some members of the Ocean City Pops will perform at 1 p.m. and the Ocean City High School Jazz Band will entertain at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the vicinity of 9th and Asbury Ave. From 10 a.m. till noon, children can create their own artwork at the Fine Arts League on Asbury, 608 Asbury Ave. There will also be merchant sidewalk sales and restaurant specials. On Sunday, the Fine Arts League will host a pastel workshop from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $5 and includes materials. For... Read More

New Features of our Doo Dah-Earth Day Celebration

Every recurring event should have new features, right? Keeps it interesting. Gives you something to put on My Space or to twitter about. I don’t have a My Space nor do I know how to twitter. When I first heard about twittering I thought it was “for the birds.” But millions of people now twitter and this column will give them material in case they run short. Even if you don’t twitter, this will be useful for emailing, blogging or just plain casual conversation. First of all you should tell your friends that there will be over 500 basset hounds waddling in the Doo Dah Parade. This is not new. But it’s astounding. Then there’s a bunch of new brigades. The Atlantic County Utilities Authority has entered a Precision Drill Team that will... Read More

Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show Also Showcases Talented Pets

Today’s cartoon graphically depicts the drama and variety of the Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion competition set for 11 a.m. Sat. (April 11) at Carey Stadium. Poorly Drawn Dog, the larger pooch on the left, represents the talent portion of the event. As you probably know, pets can do amazing things. I have not yet taught our loveable poodle mix, Sweetie Pie, how to juggle eight biscuits like Poorly Drawn Dog. But if I hold a biscuit to her nose and say “Eat It!” she always obliges. On Saturday, you can expect dogs to dance, jump through hoops, sing, (well sorta make a noise that sounds like singing) and many that will roll over and over. Then there are those who will completely ignore fervent requests to perform because they are interested in... Read More

Major Charity Craft Show This Weekend. Easter Is Next.

During times when local charities need it the most, Norman and JoAnne Schaut of the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild are doing more than their part. The Schauts of Ocean City produce huge, highly attended craft festivals here. All profits from these shows go to non-profit groups that assist the needy. Over $90,000 has been donated to the Ocean City Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet. This amount will exceed $100,000 after the Schaut’s upcoming show at the Music Pier April 4-5. Other charities that receive substantial support include the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer Research and the Atlantic Riding Center for Handicapped Children. “The Craft Show financial gifts are the largest single source of income that we receive,” said Ecumenical Council Treasurer,... Read More

Wind Chimes Musicans Wanted! No Experience Necessary!

I know you. You’ve always wanted to play a musical instrument, haven’t you? Perhaps the guitar. Maybe the piano or tuba. But you’ve never had the time, right? Playing a musical instrument is a dream you just haven’t be able to fulfill. Well, do we have good news for you! Now you, your brother, sister, mom or dad, any relative or friend imaginable can become an instant musician! It’s true. All it takes is one call and you can be a member of the World’s First and Only WIND CHIMES BAND of Ocean City, New Jersey. It’s that easy. No special talent is required. All you have to do is hold up a set of chimes and the wind and your forward motion will take care of the rest. The next performance of... Read More

A Pie In The Face Is Always Good For A Laugh…

A pie in the face is always good for a laugh. Just ask Soupy Sales, one of many legendary comedians who fine tuned the slapstick technique. Soupy will be back for Ocean City’s Pie in the Face extravaganza that follows the Doo Dah Parade on April 18. It’s called the PieAsco, a word we made up for the event. You won’t find PieAsco in the dictionary. If you type it on your computer, the Word Spell will reject it. All this tells you is that we’re ahead of our time. Word Spell and the dictionary will catch up to us in the years to come. Here’s how the PieAsco works. Folks sit in grandstands in front of the Music Pier and when Soupy gives the signal they smoosh each other in the... Read More

How to Prepare Yourself for Upcoming Special Events

As a public service, we are offering some helpful hints on how to prepare yourself for upcoming special events. By taking just a few minutes to read the capsules below, you could increase your enjoyment of a special event by 25 to 40 per cent, according to studies recently completed by Trash Buster and Martin Z. Mollusk. THE WOOFIN’ PAWS pet fashion competition is coming your way on Sat., April 11 starting 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. The contest is for any pet that will not eat another pet. So it wouldn’t be too cool if your pet boa constrictor tried to eat Sweetie Pie, my cute little poodle mix. She would probably nip your snake on the nose, make it cry and create a general disturbance... Read More