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Night in Venice Weekend Adds Motown Concert and Dancing “Stars”

Ocean City announced a new concert to add to the festivities on Night in Venice Weekend July 22 to 24. Motown With a Twist will bring a night of the Motor City's most famous hits to the Ocean City Music Pier on July 22, and the show will feature "Dancing With the Stars" professionals Keo Motsepe and Anna Trebunskaya performing with finalists from the show, as well as vocals by finalists from "American Idol," "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent."

Mayor’s Message: June 24

Mayor Jay Gillian is urging Ocean City residents to read a newly released environmental impact study about the proposed wind energy farm that would be built 15 miles offshore. "Whether you’re for it, against it, or not sure, it’s worth looking at this report to learn more," the mayor said of the wind farm in his weekly message to the public Friday. His complete message follows.

Bike Parades to Highlight Fourth of July Fun

Ocean City’s Fourth of July Weekend celebration will include two bike parades at opposite ends of the island. Everybody is invited to participate. Both parades encourage riders to dress themselves and their bicycles in the spirit of the holiday. The events are free and no advance registration is required.

OCTC to Celebrate Anniversary With “Broadway on the Boardwalk”

Summer 2022 is the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s 15th official season. The company is kicking things off with a celebratory production featuring performers from the past 15 years. “Broadway on the OC Boardwalk,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, will be a walk down memory lane as over 12 past OCTC performers return to the Music Pier stage for an evening of Broadway hits.

Swing Band Joins O.C. Pops for Season Opener

The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will open its 2022 summer season with a special show featuring the swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Ocean City Music Pier. More details follow on other upcoming Ocean City summer shows and entertainment.

Sheila Walsh to Speak, Sing at Ocean City Tabernacle

The Ocean City Tabernacle welcomes popular conference speaker and recording artist Sheila Walsh to speak in the 8:30 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services on Sunday, June 26. Walsh will also perform live in concert at 7 p.m. with free admission.

Common Pests You Will Find This Summer

Summertime is bug time here in New Jersey. Learn about your bug enemies and protect yourself from swarms of summer pests that sting, bite and foul up the place. Here are some tips from Superior Pet Solutions to fight back.

Hoy’s 5&10: Your Store for “Everything”

Hoy’s 5&10 has everything under the sun, and new items arrive daily. It is not your typical 5&10 store, but it does have items you remember from years ago, plus all of the latest toys and beach apparel. Hoy’s 5&10 has always been the fun place to shop at the Jersey Shore for everything you need for the beach and so much more.   Hoy’s has four locations, including Avalon, Stone Harbor and two stores in Ocean City.

Mayor’s Message: June 17

Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday that the city solicitor will participate in oral arguments June 24 before the N.J. Board of Public Utilities regarding Ocean Wind’s petition for the taking of easements across Ocean City for transmission lines. The focus of the hearing will be whether the easements in Ocean City are “reasonably necessary.” Members of the public can view the proceeding but not participate, the mayor said in his weekly message to the public. His entire message follows.

Register For O.C. Pops Summer Band Camp

Ocean City Pops is offering a weeklong camp where children and teenagers will have the opportunity to play along with and learn from members of the local orchestra. Instrumentalists in grades 5 to 12 can expect to participate in small group instruction, a large group performance, and watch multiple live performances from the pros. Details follow.