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(Sept. 11) The City’s annual SEPTEMBER 11TH Ceremony will be held on Wednesday starting 6 p.m. at the Fire House grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. Keynote speaker will be Mayor Jay A. Gillian and there will be an invocation and remarks by Rev. Brian Roberts, St. Peter’s UMC.

The L/Cpl. George Dramis Marine Corps Color Guard will present the colors, Julia Mary Wilson will sing the National Anthem and the Flag Salute will be led by Bob Marzulli, Commander of the American Legion Post and Michael Morrissey, Commander of the VFW.


Ocean City Chief of Fire and Rescue Services, Christopher Breunig, will open the program with the

Striking of the Four Fives. Laying of the wreath will be by City Police and Fire representatives. Wreath was donated by Spinning Wheel Florists. Amazing Grace will be performed by Jack Meehan Bagpipes and the benediction will be rendered by Rev. Gregory Johnson of the Shiloh Baptist Church. Nadeen Nelson will sing God Bless America to conclude the program. City administrator, Michael Dattilo, will introduce dignitaries and emcee the event.

Two AIR FESTIVALS are scheduled for Ocean City this weekend:

(Sept.14) The Ocean City Municipal Airport’s Annual Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 26th and Bay Ave. Admission is free.

The event will feature ground displays of World War 2 Bombers including the B -25J Mitchell Bomber and WW2 Grumman TBM Avenger. There will be air demonstrations and ground displays of Classics, Antiques, Ultra Lights, War Birds, Home Builts, Military Vehicles and Antique Cars.

There will be Model Air Plane flying demonstrations by the New Jersey Pine Barons RC Club of Mt. Laurel and a banner pick up. Helicopter and Airplane rides will be available for a fee. In addition there will be a Kite Festival by Air Circus of Ocean City, Face Painting, a Paper Air Plane Contest and Refreshments.

There will be free Shuttle Service from a Shelter Road Lot located off Bay and Tennessee Avenues. For information call (609) 525-9223 or visit www.ocnj.us.

(Sept. 15) The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show is set for Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. with the nation’s top stunt pilots performing. The show can be viewed from the Beach and Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Sts. Admission is free.

The exhibition will feature Team AeroDynamix Aerobatic Team, Jerry Wells Bucker Jungmeister Aerobatics, Kevin Russo SNJ-6, Raiders Flight Demonstration Team, Andrew McKenna P-51 D Mustang, Vintage T-6/SNJ Formation Flights, Jason Flood Pitts S1T Aerobatics and more! For information call (609) 525-9300 or visit www.ocnj.us. The show is sponsored by the Ocean City Tourism Commission and Ocean City Board of Realtors and Coordinated and operated by David Schultz Airshows, LLC.

(Sept. 11) The Ocean City Pops presents A NIGHT IN OLD VIENNA with violinist David Kim, concert master of the Philadelphia Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, in a concert of Mozart and Strauss favorites, plus soprano Chloe Moore and baritone, Steven LaBrie. Sponsored by Manco and Manco in memory of Ocean City legend, Frank Ruggeri. Tickets are $15/$10 at Pier Box Office, 609-525-9248.

(Sept. 14) Run for the ART OF IT: Registration and packet pick up at 7 a.m. in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Race starts at 8 a.m. Registration fee Race Day is $30, Family of 4 is $90, Kid’s Run $10. T Shirts while they last. Proceeds benefit future Community Arts Projects. For information: www.communityartprojects.com or call (609) 425-2687.

(Sept. 14) BETH MOORE, renowned international Bible Teacher, will be featured in a national teleconference at the Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Register at the Theatre or Tabernacle , 5th and Wesley Ave. for $15 includes Boardwalk lunch.

(Sept. 15) Ocean City Pops present Violinist, TRACY SILVERMAN, 7:30 p.m. , Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. She premieres a newly commissioned concerto by Kenjy Bunch. Lauded by the BBC as “the world’s greatest living exponent of the electric violin, Silverman’s ground breaking work with the 6 string electric violin defies musical boundaries.” Hear this exciting work by one of America’s most influential composers. Tickets are $15 at Music Pier Box Office, (609) 525-9248.

(Sept. 15) 11TH Annual MINIATURE GOLF Tournament and Scavenger Hunt to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters at Castaway Cove Seaport Village on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Caron Wells, (609) 485-2005.

(Sept. 18) The Ocean City Historical Museum will hold its annual Luncheon at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. Guest speaker is best-selling author of Ocean City History books and City Historian, Fred Miller. Tickets are $35. For information, call (609) 399-1801. Miller and his wife Susan, also an author, volunteer to assist at many Ocean City events, including First Night.

(Sept. 20) Ocean City hosts a Citywide BLOOD DRIVE from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. All residents, groups and businesses are invited to donate. To be eligible to donate through the American Red Cross individuals must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and have not donated in the last 56 days. Type O donors are especially needed. Appointments for drive are preferred but not required. To make an appointment, please contact the City at (609) 525-9367 or sign up at City Hall Reception area, second floor, Mon.-Fri., 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information and eligibility requirements, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

(Sept. 20) The Cape May County American Legion Posts will conduct the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on Friday, September 20, 2013 to ensure that those courageous Americans, who gave their lives to preserving and protecting our freedom, will never be forgotten. The Ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial located at the Ocean View Service Area on the Garden State Parkway (mile marker 18.3). All members of the community, especially veterans, are encouraged to attend.

(Sept. 21) WALK TO DEFEAT ALS. Registration begins 9 a.m. at the 6th St. Practice Field, next to the Sports and Civic Center. The 2 mile walk raises funds to support patient services and research into finding a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Call (215) 643-5434 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.

(Sept. 21) International COASTAL CLEAN UP- 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., hosted by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. Check in at Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, for clean up supplies. All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in this annual event to keep our beaches and bay area clean and safe and to protect our coastal environment. For information, call (609) 399-6111 ext. 9711.

(Sept. 21) 6th Annual Music FOR THE HEART Variety Show. A Night of Song and Dance to benefit the American Heart Assn. See the stars of tomorrow make a difference today, 6 p.m. at Music Pier. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call Chris (609) 653-4677.

(Sept. 22) CORVETTE SHOW: Over 400 Cars exhibited in this huge show, models from every year Corvettes were manufactured. Displayed on Boardwalk from 6th to 10th Streets. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (609) 457-0081.

(Sept. 22) The QUEST DOCUMENTARY:--Chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famed Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race in France. Corvettes first appeared there in June 1960. The film recaps the historic race and what happened to both Corvettes and their drivers. The Quest reveals a series of sub-stories that all feed into an emotional tale of a son doing what he felt compelled to do in honoring his father’s wish. Told by many people directly involved, The Quest uses archival materials to weave a story never told in its entirety…until now at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. There will be a 5 p.m. car display, a 6 p.m. screening, and 7:45 p.m. meet and greet the film makers. Tickets $25, available at http://chipmiller.org/th event/the-quest-documentary or at door. For information, call (609) 231-1562.