Ocean City Events, edition of Feb. 13, 2013

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CONTACT Cape-Atlantic Triathlon/Duathlon

Looking for a way to start 2013 with a challenge? Here’s one that will raise money for a good cause and improve your fitness: the annual CONTACT Cape-Atlantic Triathlon/Duathlon. Participants have until Feb. 18 to complete the event: a 2.4-mile swim in a pool, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26-mile run. Triathletes do all three events. Duathletes do two events.

The registration donation is $30 and is co-sponsored by the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center. Competitors can substitute gym events for the swimming, biking and running events by documenting how many laps they swim or aquasize classes they take for the swim leg of the triathlon; how many miles they bike, step or row for the bicycling portion; and how many miles they walk/run, use the elliptical or take aerobics classes for the marathon section. Everyone who enters receives a T-shirt, and everyone who finishes will receive an award. A list of triathlon finishers will be posted and an awards ceremony will take place Feb. 23 at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, 18th Street and Simpson Avenue, Ocean City. The triathlon is a fundraiser for CONTACT Cape-Atlantic, a non-profit volunteer group that makes daily telephone reassurance calls to the elderly and disabled in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Registration forms are required and are available at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, by calling CONTACT at 823-1850 or 463-4564, or by e-mailing CONTACT at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

OCHS surf scholarship fundraiser

Ocean City High School surf team will host a scholarship fundraiser 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road in Somers Point.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and include food, raffles, door prizes and dancing. For more information, call Herb Godfrey at 425-4188 or Charlie Bowman at 399-9463.

‘A Cabaret of Love Songs’

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents “A Cabaret of Broadway Love Songs” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning with a dessert reception at the Hughes Performing Arts Center at the Ocean City High School, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Celebrate love with enchanting, unforgettable and lovey-dovey songs. Performers from OCTC will return to the stage in a casual, entertaining and intimate cabaret of favorites from the Great White Way. Tickets purchased before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 14 are $18. Tickets prices will go to $20 thereafter and can be purchased by calling 525-9300 or online at ww.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

Miss CMC Princess Pageant

The annual Miss Cape May County Princess Pageant is seeking contestants in kindergarten through 12 years old. The pageant will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at St. John Lutheran Church, 10th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City. Girls will need a 90-second talent routine. There will be three crowns awarded in this group depending on the ages. For more information and an application, call Betty Pruitt at 390-0860 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   before Feb. 1 with name, address, phone number and contestant’s grade and age.

Outstanding Teen contestant search

The Miss Cape May County Board of Directors is seeking girls ages 13 to 16 to compete in the Miss Cape May County and Miss Cape Resort Outstanding Teen Pageant on March 9. The pageant will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 10th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City. There will be a rehearsal 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 8 and an orientation 3 p.m. Feb. 24, both at the church. The contest will consist of a 6-minute judges’ interview, a fitness routine (to be learned at rehearsal), 90-second talent presentation, and evening wear with an on-stage question. Two crowns will be awarded: one to a Cape May County resident and one to a resident of any county in New Jersey.   The winners will travel with the current Miss Cape May County and Miss Cape Resort to several appearances and compete in the Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen pageant in January 2014. For more information and an application contact Betty Pruitt at 609-390-0860 or Gina Campbell 609-287-4248, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Feb. 1 with name, full address, phone number, school, grade and age.

Ocean City Chamber awards and Board of Directors installation dinner

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification Awards Dinner, which had been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, has been rescheduled and is being combined the chamber’s annual Board of Directors installation dinner Thursday, Feb. 21 at Greate Bay Country Club.

The Citizen of the Year award had been renamed, Citizen of the Decade, and will be presented to Ocean City publicist Mark Soifer, 20 years after he was named Citizen of the Year. 

The Business Renovation/Improvement Award will be presented to Stainton’s and Peace, Love and Yogurt.

Dunkin’ Donuts and Yogurtland will be awarded the Outstanding Landscaping/Signage Award.

Sunoco 34th Street and the Route 52 causeway will receive the Business New Construction Award.

Ocean City Parasail/Pirate Voyages and Yianni’s on the Boardwalk will be awarded the Outstanding Business Award.

The Outstanding New Business Award will be presented to Heritage Surf Shop on the Boardwalk and Yoasis located in downtown Ocean City.

Cricket Box will be presented with the Outstanding Service to the Community Award.

This year’s Outstanding Civic, Community, Non-Profit Organization Award will be presented to The Ocean City Fire Department and the Ocean City Halloween Parade.

Tackle Direct will be awarded for Outstanding Use of Technology for their website.

The Environmentally Friendly Award will be presented to Jilly’s.

Additionally, two special awards will be presented; one to Henry’s who is celebrating 40 years in business and one to the Forum who is celebrating 50 years in business. 

For dinner reservations or to congratulate the winners in the program book, call 399-1412.


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