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Entries are open for contestants in the Mr. Mature America Pageant on April 18. Mr. Mature celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older. The pageant, now in its seventh year, mixes talent, good looks and self-deprecating humor. The Ocean City Music Pier crowd is raucous and appreciative as the contestants ham it up on stage, competing in talent, poise and interview segments.
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its 100th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held on Friday, May 8, at the Ocean City Yacht Club. Members of the Chamber are busy planning the event. Committee members include former Mayor Roy Gillian.
The Ocean City Primary School will be hosting a preschool information session and open house on Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. The Open House will provide parents and guardians with the opportunity to learn more about the preschool program, as well as tour the facility, meet members of the staff, and complete an application.
Under the Bridge Rowing Club will hold a “CrewZaPalooza” Beef & Beer Bash fundraiser at DiOrio’s Circle Café in Somers Point on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include Caesar salad, wings and tenders, pasta and broccoli in white sauce, meatballs, wine and beer, as well as soft drinks. All proceeds will go toward purchasing equipment for the club and a new boathouse. Under the Bridge Rowing Club, located under the 34th Street Bridge connecting Marmora and Ocean City, is the only non-profit community rowing club in Cape May County.
The Ocean City High School girls basketball team honored its six seniors Tuesday night by posting a dominating 50-25 win over visiting Cedar Creek. The victory gave the Red Raiders a piece of the title for the National Division in the Cape Atlantic League along with Mainland. The win improved Ocean City to 17-6 (13-1 conference), while Cedar Creek dropped to 7-15 (7-9 conference).
The public is invited to a free program titled “Green Yards: Environmentally Friendly Garden and Lawn Care” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the Ocean City Free Public Library. Jennifer Sawyer of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension will speak on utilizing native species in the garden, good water management practices, green lawn care and more.
With a shot of frigid weather expected to move in, Cape May County has declared a “Code Blue” emergency for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for all communities. Nighttime temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s in each of those days. Code Blue conditions are in effect when the temperature falls to 32 degrees or lower. People seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality. Additional resources are available by calling 2-1-1.
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 is being done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street. Details follow on construction work scheduled during the week of Feb. 17-21.