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The Trail of Two Cities between Ocean City and Somers Point will be a nostalgic jaunt for many this year. The 15th Annual 5K run/walk across the antiquated bridges and causeway will be the last before the old spans are demolished to make way for the new, multi-million dollar sky scrapers that will change the landscape of Rt. 52. The old fashioned bridges that yawned open to let boats through and cause traffic back-ups will be a thing of the past. But the former causeway, with its proximity to the water and congenial view of the bay, has installed fond memories into the hearts of many visitors and residents alike over the years.

Recognizing this, the Trail of Two Cities Committee has decided to dedicate its 2010 commemorative shirt to the past. A drawing of one of the bridges by Kathy Arleth, which has been on the shirt for years, will again be featured. Under it will be inscribed "Happy Trails To You Old Friend." That should be enough to illicit a nostalgic sigh from most Trail of Two City veterans.

For the final opportunity to negotiate the old Causeway, join your friends and neighbors on Sat., Nov. 6 for a healthy race or walk. Snap photos of the present draw bridges, gape in awe at the huge, new concrete structures. Breathe the fresh bay air. Say goodbye to an old friend.

Race day registration is $25 and begins 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave., in back of McDonalds. Shirts will be given while they last. For information, call City Hall Annex 609-525-9300. After hours or on Saturday morning call 609-364-4010.


Corson's Inlet Area Clean Up: Volunteers have been doing an outstanding job cleaning our beaches and Back Bay areas. All are invited to join the Ocean City Community Assn. on Sat., Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. till noon to help clean and beautify the Corson's Inlet area. Meet at the Parking area of Corson's Inlet State Park, 59th and Bay Ave. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring gloves if you have them. Some vests, signs, gloves, trash bags and trash pick up devices will be available. For more information contact Teresa Coggshall 267-210-0144 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Quiet Festival, this community's annual Crusade on behalf of silent stuff, is set for Nov. 10 through 14.The event, inaugurated 15 years ago, showcases quiet pastimes ranging from paper airplane making and flying and a mime performance to poetry reading, a children's program and acoustic folk singing concerts. There are events for all age groups and admission is free.

Official opening ceremonies are at noon, Fri., Nov. 12 in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. These include a Yawn Along to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer, a performance by the world's only Wind Chimes Band, kite flying with Air Circus, a quiet song by Nancy Fox, leaf squeezing, a Maple Pod Drop and bubbles galore. Complete Quiet Festival schedules are available at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., call 609-525-9300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 offers another of its famous PANCAKE BREAKFASTS on Sun., Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. till noon at the Masonic Hall, 10th and Wesley Ave. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, milk and juice, Adults $5 and children $3. Proceeds benefit Veterans projects.

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a Cookie Drive (homemade or store purchased) through Nov. 17. Cookies will be distributed to our troops through the USO. Kindly deliver to City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., Mon.-Fri. between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please mark if cookies include peanuts or nut products. Call Beverly at 609-814-1654 if pick up is needed. Cookies may also be dropped off at the pancake breakfast or on Wednesdays between noon and 1:30 p.m. during American Legion lunches at the Masonic Temple.

The 5th Annual Ocean City High School Scholarship Dinner is set for Thurs., Nov.11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ocean City High School Cafeteria, 5th and Atlantic Ave. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. Children 3 and under are free. Dinner is catered by leading chefs from area restaurants and benefits high school scholarships. Call Mrs. Maguire 609-399-1290 Ext. 372 or Mrs. Vicari-Fulton 609-399-1290, Ext. 4222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Come for dinner and stay for the Opening Night of Robin Hood produced by the Ocean City High School Drama Guild. For tickets call 399-1290 Ext1445.

The Four Paws Reception to benefit the Ocean City Humane Society is set from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk on Fri., Nov. 19. The event includes a buffet, beverages and dessert. Tickets are $40. Call 609-398-2018 or access www.hsocnj.org.

The Society is a no-kill shelter, named one of the best for its size in the country. The Society is now offering commemorative bricks in its walkway to honor loved one. Call the Shelter at 398-2018.

Veterans Day will be observed in Ocean City 11 a.m., Thurs., Nov. 11th at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th and Wesley Ave. The ceremony will include comments from an active duty service member and World War II veteran, Gam Broadley. The colors will be presented by the Dramis Detachment Marine Corps League. Students from the Ocean City Primary School will offer a tribute to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Ocean City High School Band will play a selection of patriotic tunes. High School Senior, Lexis Petrilla, will sing the Star Spangled Banner. In case of rain, the program will be held inside the Ocean City Tabernacle auditorium across the street from the Memorial Field.

The Ocean City Arts Center will display the winning paintings of its juried art show through November at its Gallery, 1735 Simpson Ave. The show features Oil/Acrylics, Watercolors, Pastels, Mixed Media, Drawing and Printmaking. An awards reception will be held on Nov. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to honor the winners. For information, call 609-399-7628 or email Center Director, Rosalyn Lifshin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

First Night Admission buttons are now available at Downtown Gillian's, 838B Asbury Ave. Our gala New Year's Eve Celebration presents 60 entertainment programs from 4 p.m. until midnight. A Fireworks show caps the event. Call 609-391-0060. Buttons may be purchased online at www.firstnightocnj.com.

Any young lady between the ages of 13 and 17 (cannot be a 17 year old senior) and is interested in competing is this year's Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen Pageant should contact Joan Cooper, Executive Director, at 856-825-6937 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for all paperwork is Nov. 29.The Pageant will be held Jan. 29, 2011 at Millville High School. The winter advances to Orlando, Florida in August to compete for the national title.