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Second Air Show, 400 Corvettes Set for this Weekend

What a great air show last Sunday. But there’s more to come! The popular, annual AIR FESTIVAL at the Ocean City Airport, 26th and Bay Ave., is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then the next day, Sun., Sept. 21, over 400 CORVETTES will roll into Ocean City for one of the largest shows of its kind in the country.

But first, the AIR SHOW: The Airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes. A variety of antiques, World War II planes, Ultralights, Homebuilts, Classics and Warbirds will be parked for inspection and judged for prizes. Admission is free.

There will be air demonstrations over the field including an advertising banner pick-up, a Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration and a glider take off at the end of the event. Visitors will be able to access an FAA Twin Engine Plane and there will be airplane rides for a fee.

ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING features is the model airplane demonstration that will be performed by the Atlantic County Sky Blazers at approximately noon time. The program will feature helicopters, jets and other planes.

The models will be put through dramatic maneuvers, some zooming straight up several hundred feet, then catapulting towards the ground and pulling out of the dive a short distance from the runway.

Some model jets attain speeds of over 100 miles per hour. The Sky Blazers are local hobbyists who belong to the area chapter of the American Model Airplane Assn. A paper airplane flying contest is set for youngsters starting 11 a.m. between Hangers A and B. Age categories are 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12. Materials to make the planes will be provided. Ribbons and balsa planes will be awarded to winners. Entry is free.

The event also features a display of over 60 antique automobiles. There will be refreshments for sale. There will be face painters, greyhound dogs and children can also enjoy a mini playground at the entrance to the airport. The event is sponsored by the City and Experimental Aircraft Assn. Chapter 287 with assistance from Airport Assn. volunteers. For information, call the Ocean City Airport, 609-399-0907.

CORVETTE EXHIBITION: One of the largest gathering of Corvette cars in the nation is set for Sun., Sept. 21 on the Boardwalk starting 11:30 a.m. The autos will date back to the Corvette’s first model in 1953 and extend to the present.

Over 400 Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey plus entries from as far away as Ohio and Indiana will participate. Bikes will be prohibited from the Boardwalk beginning 11 a.m. on Sunday because of the huge volume of cars exhibited.

A double line of Corvettes will extend from 7th to 12th Streets on the Boardwalk. The event is held rain or shine.

There is an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, between 8th and 9th Streets. A special display of red, white and blue election themed Corvettes will be exhibited at the site.

Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities. The show is sponsored by the Boardwalk Corvettes. For more information call 609-457-0081 or access www.boardwalkcorvettes.com.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEETING: The City’s Office of Emergency Management will host an Emergency Preparedness meeting on Wed., Sept. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The public is urged to attend and learn what to do should a disaster occur.

Emergency Management Coordinator, Frank Donato commented: “Over the past seven years an increasing importance has been placed on the need for effective and practical emergency planning. We’ve seen how hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters, and sadly, acts of terrorism can cause widespread devastation and panic. We’ve also seen how being prepared and committed to emergency management can serve to mitigate what otherwise could be a tragic event.”

Featured at the meeting will be Erica Grow, a meteorologist with WPVI-TV’s Action News, Dan Skeldon, meteorologist with NBC TV 40 and Jim Eberwine and Joseph Miketta from the National Weather Service. Each guest will offer remarks and then participate in a question and answer session.

THE OCEAN CITY REPERTORY THEATER presents Peter Pan, one of the most beloved children’s stories of all time, at the Shores at Wesley Manor, 2201 Bay Ave., on Sun., Sept.21 at 3 p.m. “An entertaining time guaranteed,” suitable for ages 5 to 95. Admission is free. Seating limited. Call 609-770-1935 for reservations and information.

THE CREPERIE, 506 9th St., presents three classic plays at its Dessert Dinner Theater, Sept. 25-26 at 8 p.m.: Variations of the Death of Leon Trotsky by David Ives; Maiden Voyage adapted from a play by Christopher Durang and The Marriage Proposal by Anton Chechov.

THE OCEAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT’S K-9 and Motorcycle Units will host a Beach Barbecue on Fri., Sept. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Deauville Inn, Strathmere. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit the units. Sponsored by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.

The 4lst Annual SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT will be held Sept.20 with registration from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at the Intermediate School, 18th and Bay Ave. For information, call 609-398-5625.


COMING BEFORE YOU KNOW IT: THE BACON BROTHERS IN CONCERT with film star Kevin Bacon, Sat., Oct. 11th at the Ocean City Music Pier, 8 p.m. Tickets are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., 609-525-9300 or on line at www.ocnj.us. Proceeds benefit the Ocean City Education Foundation to enhance and expand opportunities for Ocean City School District students.

THE LAST DAY OF GUARDED BEACHES WILL BE SUNDAY, SEPT. 21. Only these beaches will be guarded during that time: St. Charles Place, 9th St., 12th St., 34th St., 57th St. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT BEACHES ARE GUARDED WEEKDAYS from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and WEEKENDS from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. NEVER SWIM AT AN UNGUARDED BEACH. Call 9-1-1 for all emergencies.

Up The Creek Without a Paddle

There’s nothing left to write, I said-

The clouds, the sea, it’s all been done-

Same for the living and the dead-

The daffodils, the moon, the sun…

And then I thought of empty space

That follows you, that follows me-

That gives us form, that gives us place-

Without that space we could not be… Mark Soifer

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