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Thank you to all our members and friends who voted and made Ocean City the #1 beach in NJ in 2009! Voting for the 2010 New Jersey Top Ten Beaches is happening now! Please take a minute and log onto www.njtoptenbeaches.org and vote for Ocean City in every category!


Please log onto South Jersey Magazine 's Best of the Shore http://www.southjersey.com//best_of_shore/ and vote for Ocean City, NJ for best Shopping District, Lifeguards, Boardwalk, Beaches and all your favorite Ocean City businesses!

Friday, March 12 - Artist Reception for Ocean City Fine Arts League's free Springtime Exhibit, 7-9pm, 608 Asbury Ave., 609-814-0308 or www.oceancityfineartsleague.org

Saturday, March 13 - Sweat Treat Fun - Creative Cookies, 10-11am, $15 per child, at Kidz Creations, 811 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226 (609) 399-9922 www.kidzcreations.biz

Saturday, March 13 - The City's 7th Annual TALENT SHOW, 6 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The competition is open to performers of all ages. Categories include Instrumental, Vocal, Dancing, Performance Art and Best of Show. Registration fee is $10. Audience admission will be $5 with proceeds benefiting the Art League's special events, community outreach and educational programs as well as City special events and recreation programs. Tickets are available at City Hall Annex, the Ocean City Fine Arts League or at the door.

NOTE: Access to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace will not be available until April due to on-going improvements to the corridor. Enter boardwalk from 9th or 8th Sts. You may park free at City lots at those locations.

Sunday, March 14 - Hearts AFire for HAITI a five hour Hearts AFire Radio Thon featuring Hearts AFire Radio Show Hosts Carl & Martie Granieri, with guest hosts WOND Radio celebrities Don Williams and Barbara Altman, The 100 voice Hearts Afire multi-church Praise Choir, The 10 piece Hearts Afire Band and many special guests and performers. 1:00pm - 6:00pm at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. All proceeds to go directly to Haitian earthquake victims via Food For The Poor. Admission is free. All are welcome.

March 27-28 - HUGE REGIONAL CRAFT FESTIVALS at the Music Pier. The Spring Festival of Quality Crafts will feature leading artisans from Maine to Florida. There will be a $3 admission charge. Norman and JoAnne Schaut of Ocean City who produce the event donate all profits from the show to charity.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS: Ocean City's 4th Annual End to End Family Bike Tour is set for Sun, April 18 starting 10 a.m. This is a community-wide bike ride from the South End of the Island to the North End concluding at the Earth Day Celebration at the Bayside Center. For information, visit www.ocnj.us/earthday, call 609-525-9300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The bike ride is approximately 9 miles. There is a $10 fee with T Shirt to all riders while they last.

The Ocean City High School Band's annual PASTA DINNER is set for Fri., March 19 at the High School Cafeteria, 6th and Atlantic Ave. from 5 to 7 p.m. with take out available at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and undeer with music by the Ocean City Jazz Band and Jazz Rock Ensemble.

A FAREWELL TO ST. PATRICK'S day to benefit the Ocean City REPERTORY THEATRE will be held on Fri., March 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Deauville Inn, Willard and Bay in Strathmere. The Theatre was founded in 2001 by Flossi Micciolo to enable kids of all ages to perform Broadway style in Ocean City. There will be a buffet style dinner plus entertainment by the South Jersey Ceili Band, Jersey Shore Irish Dancers and an open mic for audience participation (sing your favorite Irish lullaby or tune). Donation of $35 includes dinner and entertainment. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call Flossi at 609-231-3263 or Frank McCall at 609-602-7545.

CHECK OUT: Ocean City Library activities now at the Annex 1501West Ave. There are special programs almost every day, www.oceancitylibrary.org

Ocean City Arts Center: Ongoing Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons as well as Music lessons offered. For more information call 399 7628 or check out our website at www.oceancityartscenter.org.