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Do you like trains and Christmas displays? Well then, the South Jersey Garden Railroad Society has a treat for you on Dec. 7 and 8th at the Ocean City Music Pier. The model train show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
The popular Ocean City American Legion Post 524 Sunday morning buffet breakfasts and Wednesday lunches have come to an end for the current year. These events will resume in spring 2020 at the Morvey-Miley Post building located at 46th Street and West Avenue.
The early forecast calls for clear weather on Saturday – ideal conditions to kick off the holiday season along downtown Asbury Avenue. In Ocean City, that means shopping in your pajamas for the “Earlier Than the Bird” celebration. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Anybody (pajama-clad or not) can take advantage of early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street. More details follow for Earlier Than the Bird and other upcoming special events in Ocean City.
The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library announced the December Holiday Book Sale. The sale will be held in the atrium of the library, 1735 Simpson Ave., on Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street. Details follow on work scheduled for the week of Nov. 18 to 22.
The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Ocean City from 8 a.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. Monday. Strong northeast winds gusting to 50 mph are predicted for the weekend and into Monday, and the NWS warns of coastal flooding through at least three high tides. Rain is also in the forecast and could make conditions worse. An NWS “Warning” indicates that moderate or major flooding is imminent.
Ocean City captured its first ever Group 3 state championship in girls soccer Saturday morning, defeating Ramapo High School 3-0 at Kean University. Summer Reimet scored twice and Hannah Keane added a goal to help the Red Raiders cap off a historic run to the state title.
An extra point kick blocked and an extra point kick converted were two of the biggest plays in Ocean City’s thrilling 21-20 win at Long Branch in the South Jersey Group 4 football playoffs Friday night. The Red Raiders advanced to their first sectional title game since 2000 with the win, a cliffhanger that came down to the final seconds.