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Fall means that it’s time to join the Ocean City Arts Center on one of its annual bus trips -- this one to the 47th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show on Friday, Nov. 3. The bus leaves the Ocean City Arts Center at 9:15 a.m. and departs Philadelphia at 5 p.m. The trip is $75 per person and includes bus transport and show ticket.
The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City, Strathmere and nearby coastal areas through 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. A full moon, strong onshore winds and rain will combine to cause minor flooding over the next four high tide cycles. Street flooding conditions will be similar to what we’ve experienced all week.
Ocean City held its annual OCNJ Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 24. The event also included a 10-mile run/walk and a 5K race. More than 1,000 athletes participated in the combined events, with 637 finishers in the half-marathon, 114 in the 10-miler and 324 in the 5K. Results follow.
Cyclists participating in the annual MS City to Shore Ride will follow a new route into Ocean City this year, along the Roosevelt Boulevard-34th Street entryway. As a result, motor vehicle traffic on Roosevelt Boulevard and the 34th Street Bridge will be restricted to one lane on Saturday, Sept. 30. Motorists are advised to use the Ninth Street Bridge and Route 52 causeway to travel to and from Ocean City on Saturday to avoid delays.
The Ocean City American Legion’s Coffee Express Program collects, packs and ships "Care Packages" every month to U.S. military men and women serving throughout the world. The shipments contain, among other things, donations by local merchants and businesses. While the USO assists the post in selecting the recipients, Post 524’s Coffee Express Committee, under the direction of Chairman Vince Rea, is seeking additional names and APO addresses of deployed service personnel who would enjoy receiving a taste of Ocean City.
Thousands of cyclists will descend on Ocean City this weekend for the MS City to Shore Ride, a fall tradition in Ocean City that draws participants from across the nation. With riders raising millions of dollars each year for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the MS City to Shore Ride boasts that it is the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The annual bicycle trek will begin in Cherry Hill early on Saturday, Sept. 30, and finish at the parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk in Ocean City – with many of the riders staying overnight and returning the next day.
The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Ocean City, Strathmere and nearby coastal areas from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. A High Wind Warning will be in effect from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. High Surf and Rip Current Advisories also have been issued for Saturday.
The Jeep Invasion originally scheduled to take place on the Ocean City Boardwalk for Saturday, Sept. 23, has been rescheduled due to the approaching storm this weekend. About 400 Jeeps will now roll down the Boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 15, and remain on display in lines from Fifth Street to 14th Street. The OCNJ Half Marathon remains scheduled as planned and organizers are expecting a strong turnout for three races on Sunday, Sept. 24.
The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is an annual event that takes place the third weekend of October each year. The challenge is to visit 10 land-based lighthouses, three life-saving stations, one museum, and one virtual site over the two-day weekend of Oct. 21 and 22. It includes a stop at the historic Life-Saving Station No. 30 in Ocean City at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Jeeps will be displayed on the Boardwalk on Saturday, and runners will take over on Sunday for two traditional events: the Fall New Jersey Jeep Invasion and the OCNJ Half Marathon. About 400 Jeeps will roll down the Boardwalk on Saturday, Sept. 23, and remain on display in lines that stretch from Fifth Street to 14th Street. The Jeep Invasion runs from noon to 5 p.m. Organizers of the OCNJ Half Marathon are expecting a strong turnout for three races on Sunday, Sept. 24, and registration is still open. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event includes a 10-mile, non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race.