Sunday, March 30, 2014

Time to Check Out Ocean City Events

Look what's coming up in April and May!


2014 Calendar of Events

April

5th & 6th – Spring Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts - 10am – 5pm both days at the Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terr. Free Parking. $3 contribution benefits local charities. Children under 12 free. For more information call 1-800-822-4112. 12th - Doo Dah Parade - Say goodbye to tax season with this comedy parade complete with over 500 basset hounds. 12 noon on Asbury Ave. from 6th St. – 12th St. and then up to the Boardwalk ending at the Music Pier. Pieasco follows parade – mass pie in the face extravaganza! For more information call 609-525-9300.

12th - The Great Egg Hunt - 2:30pm, 11th St. – 14th St. Beach. Five (5) age groups. Up to 2yrs., 3-4 yrs., 5yrs., 6yrs. and 7yrs. 100,000 eggs - 5,000 with prizes. Raindate: April 13th.

19th - Woofin’ Paws Pet Fashion Show - 11am at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off the Boardwalk. Dress your pets in their Easter’s best. For more information call 609-525-9300. 2014 Calendar of Events

19th - The Great Egg Hunt - 2:30pm, 11th St. – 14th St. Beach. Five (5) age groups. Up to 2yrs., 3-4 yrs., 5yrs., 6yrs. and 7yrs. 100,000 eggs - 5,000 with prizes. Raindate: April 20th.

20th – Easter Sunrise Service - A traditional non denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. 6:30am, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. For more information call 609-525- 9300.

20th - Easter Fashion Promenade – in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Come dressed in your Easter’s best to stroll in our Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny. Judging begins at 1:00pm. For more information call 609-525-9300.

26th – Step Into Spring 5k Run/Walk – Registration begins 7:00am in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Run/Walk begins at 8:00am. Benefits the Betsy Young Memorial Foundation & Abramson Cancer Center of Philadelphia. To register on-line visit http://www.active.com/ocean-city-nj/running/races/step-into-spring-5k-2014 or for more information call 609-233-9020.

26th- Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep -9am – 12:30pm Check in at Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk for clean up supplies. All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in this annual Statewide event to help keep our beaches clean and safe and protect our coastal environment. For more information call 609-399-6111 ext 9711.

26th & 27th - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales – (No Vendors) 6th – 14th Sts. on the boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

27th – March for Babies Walk – 9:00am in front of the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information visit www.marchforbabies.org or call 854-874-9050.

May

1st - Martin Z. Mollusk Day - Come and find out if summer is coming early, 11am at the 9th St. Beach. For more information call 609-525-9300.

3rd - Spring Block Party – 9am – 5pm from 5th – 14th Sts. on Asbury Ave. Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more. For more information call 609-391-0240.

3rd – Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk – Registration 10:00am at 6th St. practice field, walk begins at 11:00am. For more information call 610-325-6001 or visit www.cff.org 3rd & 4th - Boardwalk & Downtown Merchant Table Sales –6th – 14th Sts. on the boardwalk and Asbury Ave.

17th - American Heart Assoc. HeartWalk – Registration begins at 9am at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk, walk begins at 10:30am.

17th & 18th – “Cinco en Mayo” Treasure Hunt – The ECRDA’s fifth annual beach hunt at the Ocean City Music Pier. Compete in a series of metal-detector hunts for great prizes. Special kids hunt on Saturday and Gold and silver hunt on Sunday. No experience needed. Loaner detectors available for kids who hunt for only $5.00. All are welcome. Access our website at www.ecrda.org for more information to register. Registration also available at the Music Pier on Saturday. Saturday hours 8:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday – 8:00am – 3:00pm. For more information call 732-276-8251.

17th - Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Big Band - The GRAMMY award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) - led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz, the culture of Latin music, and the virtuosity of eighteen of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. The orchestra’s debut album Una Noche Inolvidable was a 2006 GRAMMY nominee and their second; Song for Chico (ZOHO) won the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year in 2008. ALJO’s third album, 40 Acres and a Burro, (ZOHO) was a 2012 Grammy nominee for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Show time 7:00pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Ticket prices are: Somers Point Jazz Society Member $20, Non-member $25 until May 15th. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.spjazz.org/shop or by mail: Somers Point Jazz Society, PO Box 329, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Tickets will be available at the door: Somers Point Jazz Society Member $25, Nonmember $30. Sponsored By Cape Bank. For more information call 609-927-6677 or email: info@spjazz.org

18th - OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon - 1/4 mile Pool Swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Plus a kids course 1/8 mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool Swim start 6am-8am. Run/Bike/Run starts 9am. $50 Tri/Du. $25 Kids Course. For more information call 609-525-9317 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events

23rd - Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge - Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season. 12noon, Moorlyn Terrace St. Beach.

24th - 2014 StandUp4SEALs "Get in the Fight Beach Challenge" - on the Ocean City Beach. Race as a team or individual. The race consists of three simultaneous events- The Stand-Up Paddle Ocean Challenge, a SEAL Team-approved Obstacle Course Challenge, and a Kids Fun Run- as well as a Patriot Ceremony to honor our veterans and fallen warriors. All proceeds will go to One Team One Fight, the official sports charity program of The Navy SEAL Foundation and The Travis Manion Foundation. Activities will be held on 8th Street Beach, and start at 7:30am. Teams and individuals interested in participating in this event can find race registration information at www.StandUP4SEALs.com. For more information call 609.228.5770.

24th – AMERICA Tribute to Heroes starring Linda Gentille & the JERSEY SHORE POPS – A musical tribute to the heroes of this great country who inspired a nation. The show will star the amazing entertainer and conductor Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops. Music of Glenn Miller and George Gershwin will be featured. Show time 7:00pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and boardwalk. Tickets will be $25 - $35 and are available by calling 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.jerseyshorepops.org

26th – Memorial Day Service – 11am at Veterans Memorial Park, 5th & Wesley Ave.

30th – 31st - Ocean City Flower Show – See beautiful commercial and amateur displays at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Show times are Friday 2pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday, 10am - 4 pm. For more information call 609-525-9300.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Progress is Being Made!

Tuesday, April 1st - I just got a call from Dave Burgo, the plumber who capped the sewer pipes and winterized the house for us last November. He wanted to know if his men could get into the house because some work needs to be done inside. I told him that I had asked Gerry Palermo to give me an estimate for the work. Dave told me that his men were already working on it. I told him that I'd call Gerry and explain to him that Dave was doing the job. Frank and I will bring them the keys this afternoon. I called Gerry and left a message for him to call me explaining that there was a disconnect between our contractor and me regarding the plumbing work.
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Monday, March 31st - PM - I got email from Chuck Hennessey telling me that Jim Stafford told him that Hyland's plans call for helical pilings under the porches and stairs. I called Chuck and told him that I did not want helical pilings. Chuck emailed David at Hyland and copied me asking him if we could put pads under the stairs instead of helical pilings. We're waiting for David's reply.
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Monday, March 31st - I got a call from Chuck Hennessey. He told me that Bryna had called him because we wanted verification that the carpenter's cost for the cill plates and strapping was $3,750.00. I asked him how the estimate for the stairs was coming. He said he'd contact Jim again today.
I also asked him the following things:
1. If there would be any other bills from SJ Hauck. He said, "No".
2. If the city would approve the work if certain things, like the outdoor shower, weren't done.
3. If a second coat of cement was being applied to cover the cement block lines. He said that you shouldn't see them when the parging is dry but he said he'd talk to the mason about it.
4. If trim that goes over the area where the house meets the foundation was being installed. He said that they don't cover that.
5. If they supply new stones where needed. He said that they don't cover that.
6. If the driveway work would begin soon. He said that they're just waiting on the weather.

After all of the work by the carpenter, mason, plumber, and electrician has been completed and approved by the city, I will:
    Call Paul Bello and ask him to re-side the laundry room and the cill and install the outside shower.
    Call Jeff, the awning man, and ask him to put our awnings up.
    Buy the beach tags.
    Unsuspend the TV service with DirectTV.
    Get down to Ocean City and clean, clean, clean. (And plant flowers!)

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Friday, March 28th - I spoke with Chuck Hennessey, our contractor, to let him know that I called the carpenter to ask for an estimate on the stairs because the plumber and electrician need to get into the first floor unit to do their work. Chuck will follow up. He told me that almost all of the dirt in back of the house had been removed and that he was going by the house again to see if the permit office had dropped off an approval of the cill plates.

1. Plumber, Gerry Palermo, inspected the property. He'll give us an estimate to reattach the sewer and water pipes, de-winterize the house and get us water and sewer service.
2. Electrician, John Perrone, was stopping by to see what has to be done too so he can give us an estimate to hook up the electric and install new boxes and get us electric service.
3. Carpenter, Jim Stafford, is working on the estimate to install the stairs. He'll coordinate with Jeff Steeb, the mason, to let him know he needs the pads for the stairs.
4. Jeff Steeb should be laying the driveway soon. His check has been sent (3/28).
5. Chuck Hennessey from S.J. Hauck will make sure that the city approves all of the work.

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Monday, March 24th - We drove down to Ocean City and found that the work is progressing nicely. Carpenters were installing the cills and we saw that the first coat of parging had been done. Here are the pictures that I took.