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‘Swing!’ into the end of summer with Ocean City Theatre Company

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students. Submitted / The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra present “Swing! The Musical” at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. The show features professional singers and dancers and local high school students.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Theatre Company will close out its summer shows this weekend with a collaboration with the Ocean City Pops. “Swing! The Musical” combines music and dancing from the jazz era 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 and 5 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

“It’s really exciting, a true celebration of music and dance,” said Michael Hartman, artistic director for the Ocean City Theatre Company. “It’s high energy, and it’s going to have people dancing in their seats. The show is packaged well and really captures what the swing era was all about.”

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A whale of a time at Gillian's Magical Monday

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Jen Marra / Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

OCEAN CITY — Children wearing blue wristbands enjoy a ride on the Moby Dick amusement during an afternoon of unlimited rides Monday, Aug. 25, at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City. The occasion was the final Wonder’s Charitable Magical Monday of the year to benefit Hope for Care – A Cause for Nikki May, which is raising money for an Atlantic County woman battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.


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Ocean City community news, edition of Aug. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Spark a Reaction Film Festival

Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Ocean City Library presents new and classic science fiction films for young adults that will spark the imagination. Movies will begin at 6 p.m. in main lecture room N110 at the library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Sara at 609-399-2434, ext. 5235 or visit the young adult department on the second floor of the library.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Diane Schuur to appear with OC Pops

Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents two-time Grammy Award winner, pop and jazz singer Diane Schuur plus saxophonist Andrew Neu 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Schuur has built a stellar career embracing the jazz music of the 1940s to ’60s and her recording albums have been consistently at the top of the Billboard charts.  Tickets are $20 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

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Coronation of a new Little Miss

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:48 pm

Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier. Jen Marra / Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.

Mary Grace Jamison, Little Miss Ocean City 2014, pins a crown on Hope Aita, winner of this year’s Little Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant Friday, Aug. 15 in the Ocean City Music Pier.


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Museum event compares old Ocean City with new

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:30 am

Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium. photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows OC Theatre Co. junior company presents two shows

The middle school students in Ocean City Theatre Company’s junior company will present “The Music Man Junior” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 and 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the auditorium of Upper Township Middle School, 525 Perry Road, Petersburg. Tickets will be available at the door for $12, cash or check. Master Showman Harold Hill is in town, and he's got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? Based on the Broadway classic, “The Music Man Junior” adapts this masterful musical for young performers.

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Babies on parade in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, August 15, 2014 06:35 pm

Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14. Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Pinchess Leia is the new Miss Crustacean

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Pinchess Leia, whose owners hail from Springfield, Pa., was named the new Miss Crustacean during the annual hermit crab beauty pageant Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Sixth Street volleyball courts.

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Art shows take over the Ocean City Boardwalk

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / White tents line the edge of the Ocean City Boardwalk on a gloomy Saturday, Aug. 2, for the 52nd annual Boardwalk Art Show. There was a decent crowd despite the weather. Jen Marra / White tents line the edge of the Ocean City Boardwalk on a gloomy Saturday, Aug. 2, for the 52nd annual Boardwalk Art Show. There was a decent crowd despite the weather.

OCEAN CITY — Artists were out in full force last weekend in Ocean City as two long-running art shows took place. Tents lined the boardwalk for the 52nd annual Boardwalk Art Show Friday through Sunday, while the 14th annual Art of Surfing Festival took place at the Ocean City Music Pier Thursday through Saturday.

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