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Fireworks and Fourth of July Events in Ocean City, NJ

first_imgDressed for success in the Gardens Civic Association Bike Parade on July 4, 2014. BIKE PARADESSouth Ocean City Improvement Association: Registration takes place in the parking lot of Our Lady of Good Counsel (40th Street and Asbury Avenue) at 9 a.m. Registration is free to all, and prizes will be given to the top three in the following categories: 3-and-under, 4-to-7, 8-and-over, families and groups (over 25 or more). Parade participants typically  include Miss Night in Venice contestants, Miss Ocean City, Little Miss Ocean City and Ocean City firefighters.The parade route starts at 40th Street and Central Avenue and proceeds down Central Avenue to 53rd Street. From there, the route turns down 53rd Street to finish at the playground at Haven Avenue, where free refreshments will be available, prizes given out and patriotic music played.The event has been held since 1954, and includes as many as 800 participants.Gardens Civic Association: The Gardens Civic Association’s Bike Parade also starts at 10 a.m. with registration 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Entry is free. The parade winds its way to E. Atlantic Boulevard along the north-end beaches and finishes with refreshments near the intersection of Beach Road. FIREWORKSFireworks on the Fourth of July in Ocean City, NJ are fired from a barge anchored off the Ocean City Music Pier near Ninth Street. They go off at 10 p.m July 4, 2015.A 10 p.m. musical fireworks display will be fired from a barge at sea off the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth and Ninth streets). The show will be visible from the downtown blocks of the beach and boardwalk. The popular band Tidal Wave will entertain in front of the Music Pier for an hour before the fireworks and for an hour afterward. WEATHERAs of Friday, the National Weather Service forecast suggests the region could see scattered showers and thunderstorms through most of the day. But the NWS predicts all storms will have passed by 8 p.m. The weather should be dry for the 10 p.m. fireworks. STAR SPANGLED SALUTE: A musical tribute featuring the Ocean City Theatre Co. Spotlight Performers and Show Choir, noon at Mark Soifer Park, corner of 9th and Asbury Ave., on July 4. Free. KITE FESTIVAL, YO-YOs and HULA HOOPSA Kite Festival competition on the beach near the Ocean City Music Pier will be sponsored by Air Circus with registration at 6 p.m. Entry is free. Kite awards in various categories will be presented at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a yo-yo demonstration and contest followed by a hula hoop competition at 8:30 p.m.All events are free and held between the Music Pier and 10th Street on the beach. Ocean City, NJ has a full schedule of events for Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, including fireworks, bike parades and a kite festival. MORE INFORMATIONFor information on 4th of July events, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ, (6090 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com. OTHER SPECIAL EVENTSJuly 1: The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will present an inspiring program featuring favorite Sousa marches and patriotic selections honoring our country. Todd Thomas and the Pops Singers will honor the brave men and women dedicated to preserving our freedom at this special concert, 8 p.m. at Music Pier. Julia Wilson, an intermediate school student, will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” and will appear with Ocean City Boy Scout Troop No. 32, which will present the colors. Sponsored by Jilly’s in memory of Beverly Kreisberg. Tickets are $20/$15. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.July 2 and 3: A film tribute to Jerry Lewis will be held on the 50th anniversary of the comedy “Family Jewels.” The event will be held at the Moorlyn Family Theatre. Read moreJuly 3: The Fabulous DUPREES perform at the Music Pier, 7:30 p.m. Also featured will be the “60’s Girl Group Experience, the First Ladies of Rock & Soul.” Concert benefits the Ferguson Foglio Post 6650, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Tickets are $38 on sale at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice , or the Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248, Ocean City Causeway Welcome Center and City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave., call (609) 399-6111.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Bakery industry welcomes grocery market review

first_imgCraft bakers are celebra-ting after the announcement last week that the Competition Commission is to start a review of the grocery market. National Association of Master Bakers (NA) chief executive David Smith said he is on “cloud nine” following the announcement by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). “It’s the best result you could have hoped for, it’s tremendous,” he said.The OFT’s decision comes after the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the NA, suppliers, consumer organisations and environmental groups highlighted problems caused to small shops and suppliers by the growing dominance of the “Big Four” superstores. The Competition Commission will look at issues including buying power, below-cost selling, price flexing, and the decline in choice caused by the closure of many independent shops.The announcement follows growing political pressure for a review. The All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group published a report into the High Street 2015 last month, attacking the “heavily unbalanced trading environment” in the UK. It called for a review of the two-market ruling, which separates the grocery market into top-up (local) shopping and one-stop (supermarket) shopping.Mr Smith said the NA will urge craft bakers and bakery suppliers to give evidence to the Competition Commission. He said: “Suppliers and bakers have another chance. We know they are being squeezed.”The ACS first asked the Competition Commission to trigger a review of the market in 2004. This request was refused, with little explanation. In Octo-ber the ACS appealed to the Competition Appeals Tribunal, which told the OFT to reconsider. The OFT will now undertake a four-week consultation on its decision, running until April 6, and, if it is confirmed, the Competition Commission will undertake the review, which could take up to two years.“This is a landmark ruling for independent retailers and consumers,” declared ACS chief executive David Rae. “But there is a long way to go before we get the hard and fast outcomes that we believe are required, such as better ways of stopping predatory pricing, and greater transparency in dealings between retailers and suppliers.”Greggs MD Sir Michael Darrington said referral of the grocery market to the Competition Commission was a fair thing to do. He commented: “If we want to have a balance in the high street and in town centres, then we need to help that happen, rather than let market forces totally have their way.”last_img read more

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