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Ocean City Announces Night in Venice Winners

Ocean City released the Night in Venice boat and home contest winners Sunday. Contest awards and boat photos can be picked up starting Monday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 861 Asbury Avenue...

Ocean City’s Night in Venice Tunes in with TV-Themed Boat Parade

There was a bit of nostalgia, a lot of laughter, and a great deal of imagination that went into Saturday’s Night in Venice boat parade. Spectators lining the bayfront were amused as they watched the colorfully decorated boats glide along replete with music, dancing and just plain, campy fun. Batman seemed to take front and center as the favorite for fans who filled Bayside Center, 520 Bay Ave...

Head Down to the Saloon in Ocean City for Night in...

Hold on there, partner. We didn’t think drinking, gambling and maybe even some gunplay were legal in a dry town like Ocean City. But get ready for some Wild Wild West-style rowdiness when you step into Miss Kitty’s saloon. Miss Kitty herself will be there to greet you. And if things really get out of hand, Marshal Dillon will be present to restore order. This throwback to Dodge City from the TV western classic “Gunsmoke,” has been elaborately recreated by Donna and Bill Dorney. They spent months transforming their bayfront home at 118 W. 17th Street, into the whimsical theme for Saturday’s 64th Night in Venice boat parade, which starts at 7 p.m.

Ocean City Gets Ready for Night in Venice

Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, holds 43,000 fans. Magnifying the popularity of Night in Venice, three to four times the number of people who fit in that stadium are expected to come to Ocean City on Saturday night for the summer boat parade and bayfront extravaganza. Police, fire and city officials are taking precautions to make sure the big crowds are safe and the festivities remain family friendly in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” “Night in Venice is a signature event for Ocean City that highlights our back bays and beautiful shoreline,” said Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian. “We are anticipating between 100,000-120,000 people to participate."

Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation Hosts Surf Fest

Perfect waves and sunny skies completed the 15th Annual Surf Fest and 3rd Annual Slide for Amyloid in Ocean City Friday, July 20. Thousands of guests helped raise awareness and funds for Amyloidosis. The event began at 7:30 a.m. with surfers of all ages and skill sets hanging 10 with some of the best waves Mother Nature could offer. Over the course of the day, 47 competitors finished within the top six of eight different competition categories...

Shooting Island to Become “Living Shoreline”

Shooting Island, a nearly 150-acre wildlife haven off Ocean City, will be transformed into a “living shoreline” under a proposed project to rebuild it after decades of erosion. The project will have the added benefit of creating a bigger buffer to protect the city from storms sweeping off the bay, officials said Tuesday during a public hearing at City Hall. “In order to preserve the island, and preserve the city, Shooting Island has to withstand the impact and continue to break energy across the bay,” said Eric Rosina, an executive with ACT Engineers, the city’s dredging consultant...

Walk for Wounded Sept. 22 in Ocean City

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Operation First Response marks an important milestone: the 10th Annual Walk for the Wounded on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Since Ocean City’s first Walk for the Wounded in 2009, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to help Operation First Response offer financial and emotional support to injured soldiers and their families. “We’ve raised funds and awareness for the plight of injured soldiers, but there is still plenty of work to be done,” said Tricia Ciliberto of the 2018 Walk for the Wounded Committee. “We hope to make this year’s event the milestone our heroes deserve.”...

Owners of Ocean City Northend Beach Grill Hope to Reopen in...

Dave and Ruth Buch took a stroll Sunday morning to see what their favorite breakfast eatery in Ocean City looked like two days after a blaze forced its closure. The Northend Beach Grill at 9 Beach Road, described on its Facebook page as a restaurant that features good, simple, food at decent prices, right on the beach with fantastic views and an island feel, was severely damaged. “It has a great view,” the Buchs said almost in unison. “I don’t know how extensive the damage is,” Ruth Buch said. “We just hope they reopen soon.”...

Fox 29’s Bob Kelly “Takes Over” Oves Restaurant in Ocean City

Oves Restaurant at 4th and the Boardwalk in Ocean City offered more than just homemade apple cider doughnuts and scrumptious pancakes Thursday morning. The eatery also offered live entertainment, thanks to Bob Kelly, a TV host with Fox 29, whose news team selected Ocean City to highlight in the show “Town Takeover,” which is part of “Good Day Philadelphia.” From 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Kelly joked with patrons and passersby who stopped by for some laughter and fun...

Ocean City Beach Patrol Clinches Red Bull Surf and Rescue Championship

The Ocean City Beach Patrol won the Red Bull Surf and Rescue Championships Tuesday night, handling choppy waters and a pending storm with talent and ease. OCBP team of Bryan Theiss, Maggie Wallace, Brian McGroarty, and Frank Brady took first in the competition and won a Polaris rescue vehicle for the patrol. Bruckner Chase, media liaison for the Red Bull Championship, said 50 teams made up of 200 athletes competed in what he described as an intense event. There were men and women across all ages from 17 to their 40s in the competition. All 50 teams made up of four people, participated in the Relay Surf Swim and the top 25 teams advanced into what turned into a final round, due to the weather, which was the Relay Paddleboard...