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He’s the hardest working man in the bike valet business. John Miller can be found at Gardens Plaza six days a week from 8 a.m. to noon, helping residents with their bicycles. Cleaning, retrieving, fixing, and inflating tires…it's all in a day’s work for Miller. The bike scene in Ocean City is exploding. Thousands of residents and visitors alike ride for pleasure and for transportation. OC is regarded by riders as one of the most bike-friendly towns in America.
They wait in line to get on the Parkway from Exit 7-S. They wait in line to purchase beach tags. So why in the world would they wait in line during 98 degree heat and stifling humidity to purchase a few donuts? Well, if you are talking about Brown’s Restaurant, located on a remote stretch of the Boardwalk at St. Charles Place since 1976, and “they” are Ocean City visitors and locals, the question really isn’t a question at all.
The Sixth Annual Broadway Brunch of the Ocean City Theatre Company had more than its share of highlights, but they don’t call their top award “Star of the Show” for no reason. And this year’s “star” shone brighter than most. Mark Soifer, a longtime star employee of the city of Ocean City recently announced his retirement, ending a 45-year career shaping the town’s image as America’s Greatest Family Resort.
Building on a decades-plus tradition of its surf program, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently wrapped up its first session of the FCA Skate Camp in Ocean City. The Camp, for skaters of all skill levels ages 8-14 ran from July 18 to 22. A second session will take place beginning Monday July 25 and run through Friday the 29th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cape May County Skate Park, 5th and Asbury.
Representatives of Cape May County were in town on Monday to provide information on a redecking project on the 34th Street Bridge that will reduce traffic to one lane for the next two off-seasons. The bridge is the county’s most heavily traveled, and there’s no sugar-coating it – the county project will cause potential delays for anybody who uses Roosevelt Boulevard to get in and out of town between October and May.
Regardless of our readers’ political leanings, few would argue that the Republican National Convention, which wrapped up in Cleveland last night, wasn’t unique. “It is a great honor to be here, I am thrilled to death,” said Avalon’s Lynda Pagliughi, the New Jersey Republican State Committeewoman representing Cape May County, and alternate delegate attending her fifth GOP convention. “This convention is making history,” she said. “This is the most exciting one I have been to. Rather than being at a convention, it feels like more of a movement. This one is electrifying.”
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Opening ceremonies will be held starting 10 a.m. in front of the Ocean City Music Pier when Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City and Consul General Mario de Leon of the Philippine Consul General’s Office in New York discuss the sister-city relationship between the communities and greet visitors. This will be followed by approximately three hours of free entertainment on the Boardwalk featuring Philippine folk dancers performing exciting routines as they dodge clacking wooden poles. Internationally recognized vocalist Rene Sese, the reigning Mr. Mature America, will also perform.