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Humane Society of Ocean City Hosting Woofstock

The Humane Society of Ocean City presents Woofstock at Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens Street in West Cape May, Sunday, April 29. Jeffrey Gaines will be performing a special benefit concert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to bring awareness to the needs of shelter animals and a call for education and training so that all animals find the loving home they deserve...

Local Business That Is Shockingly Good At Watt They Do

Dimitri Georgopoulos, owner of Geo Electric, 2051 Route 50 in Woodbine, keeps a slip of paper on the wall by his desk. It is a reminder of how he runs his business. Be on time. Be on budget. And always give the customer the highest quality service. “I love doing my job and I want my workers to do it to the best of their ability,” Georgopoulos said amid multi-tasking Tuesday morning. “Electrical work is really fascinating. You are taking so much power that is hiding behind a little screw.” He flipped through work orders that filled his desk, all neatly arranged in four rows. From wiring additions, new kitchens and bathrooms, to rewiring an old house, a commercial building or an apartment complex, business is booming...

Lunch with Miss America, Memories for a Lifetime

Anna Silverberg had to make sure she looked just right for her photo with Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, who was at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro, 637 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City Sunday afternoon for a meet and greet. So, Anna, a 3 ½ year-old from Egg Harbor township, walked up to Mund who was all smiles, paused, and took off her jacket. Now Anna was picture-ready. Anna’s big brother Nick, 7, and their parents Christine and Adam watched in amusement as did a full room of spectators waiting to get their photo taken with Mund...

“Girls” Take Over This Weekend in Ocean City

Cathy Randazzo held up a tan jacket outside of the Tah-Dah boutique, 952 Asbury Ave. in Ocean City Saturday afternoon seeking her gal pals’ opinions as she tossed a blue and gold scarf over the garment. “We like the jacket. The scarf has too much gold,” Randazzo’s friend Lacye Ciccarelli chimed in. So that was the answer...

Girls Weekend in Ocean City Kicks Off in Style

They struck a pose, sashayed down the runway, showed off what’s hot for spring and summer, and pumped up the crowd at a fashion show Friday night to kick off Girls Weekend in Ocean City. Business owners, residents and even City Council members showed off their threads at the cool event held at Glazed Over Studios, 704 Asbury Ave. Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman co-hosted the show with Miss America 2018 Cara Mund...

Ocean City Seeks Reduction in Flood Insurance Rates for Property Owners

Property owners in Ocean City may receive a deeper discount in their flood insurance policies by next spring, if the city gets federal approval, city officials said. City Council passed a resolution at its March 22 meeting for the first step in gaining approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Ocean City’s process to achieve a higher community rating that would result in a 35 percent discount in flood insurance premiums compared to the current 25 percent discount...

Fashion-Savvy Families Grace The Music Pier For Ocean City Easter Show

When it comes to the Easter Fashion Promenade in Ocean City, the Dole and Curran-Smith families turn to their most fashion savvy family member. “My family started putting us in this back in the ‘60s,” Kathleen Doles, of Absecon, said. “We do it every year. We have a lot of fun.” Doles’ two daughters Devon and Kelly and her granddaughter Mia love being in the show. But it is Devon who works out the details of what to wear. She corresponds with relatives who come for the holiday from Las Vegas...

Ocean City Boardwalk – The Fun Starts Now

Whether you live in Ocean City, or just come to visit, there will be a familiar theme in the spring and summer seasons - fun, with loads of activities and entertainment lined up. But what makes it even better – whether you’re heading to a show at the Music Pier, coming off the beach after a sun-splashed day or going to one of the action-packed amusement parks – you will be strolling down a new Boardwalk...

Mr. Mature America 2017 Matthew Allen Talks of Fun Reign

Matthew Allen is a financial advisor. So, when it comes to helping people prepare for the future, he has the expertise to guide them. But when it came to the best way to walk, interview and perform on stage, the 2017 Mr. Mature America Pageant contestant turned to his mentors, nieces Charlotte Erickson, 12, Little Miss Ocean City in 2016 and Julia Erickson, 20, a former Little Miss Ocean City and former Junior Miss Ocean City...

Gale Force Coaster Promises Smoother Ride

The Gale Force roller coaster is getting back on track – literally. On Wednesday workers were installing track at the Ocean City amusement in Playland’s Castaway Cove to recreate the thrills of last summer’s main attraction, but with a more comfortable ride. Brian Hartley, Playland’s vice president, said the 125-foot-high roller-coaster towering over 10th Street and the Boardwalk, brought thrills to riders, but Playland employees felt it was too bumpy...