Ocean City “Summer Youth Crew Camps” July 14 – August 14

first_imgFollow us on Facebook!Follow our Tweets! By Donna OvesOcean City High School Crew Boosters is once again hosting their annual “Summer Youth Crew Camps” in July and August. Youth Crew Camp is for kids 12 to 14 years old who are interested in learning to row. Head Coach Michael Millar says, “For most of our crew campers, it’s their first experience around the crew boats. Our summer camp program gives them a taste of what the sport of rowing is all about in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. ”Photo Credit: Mario JapzonThe OCHS Crew team has a lot to offer the young campers. The team is coming off a stellar spring season, winning medals at the Atlantic County Championships, the Garden State Regatta, Philadelphia City Championships, Stotesbury Regatta, and Nationals. OCHS boys varsity 8+, boys second 8+, girls lightweight 8+ and the girls freshman 8+ were named Press of Atlantic City “All-Star Boats of the Year” for 2017. Our Coach Ian Tapp was named Coach of the Year for 2017 by the Press of Atlantic City. Last year’s winner was also one of our coaches, Head Coach Michael Millar.Photo Credit: Mario JapzonOCHS Crew team’s coaches will teach the campers the basics of rowing. OCHS crew team student volunteers will be on-hand as well to assist the coaches. Registration is open now.Photo Credit: Mario JapzonSessions are as follows:Session 1: July 17 to 20, 5-7:30pm (make-up date July 21)Session 2: July 24 to 27, 5-7:30pm (make-up date July 28)Session 3: July 31 to Aug. 3, 5-7:30pm (make-up date Aug. 4)Session 4: Aug. 7 to 10, 5-7:30pm (make-up date Aug. 11)Championship Regatta: Aug. 14, 5-7:30pm (make-up date Aug. 15)Photo Credit: Mario JapzonThe cost is $200 per session. Families registering a second child will be discounted to $150 for that rower. If a child is signed up for a third week, the fee is $150.00. If a child registers for all four camps, the fourth week is free. Each rower will receive a camp t-shirt and an invitation to the camp’s Championship Regatta, where dinner will be served.Rowers should come wearing close-fitting shorts and t-shirt, water bottle, socks and slides.All rowers must sign an insurance waiver on US Rowing or you will not be able to row.Go to www.usrowing.org. Click on ABOUT. Click on Waivers. OCHS School Code is SL6NH.If thunderstorms develop during a camp session, parents will be contacted to come pick uptheir child early. Please be sure to leave a contact number where you can be reached.Photo Credit: Mario JapzonFor more information, contact Gretchen Wiley at: [email protected] or Head CoachMike Millar at [email protected] Photo Credit: Mario Japzoncenter_img Learn to Row Day is for Boys and Girls from age 12 up. last_img read more

Ocean City Happenings: Pageant Week, Beach Boys Concerts

first_imgGet ready for the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant in Ocean City on Wednesday, when hermit crabs vie for the crown and a trip down a flower-decorated runway, like the one pictured here. The original beauty contest for crustaceans returns as an evening event this year. In an annual tradition, Ocean City celebrates the beauty of hermit crabs with contestants vying for the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup. All families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in the wacky competition on Wednesday, August 15. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. on the beach at Sixth Street with registration for competitors opening at 5:30 p.m. The pageant promotes responsible ownership of hermit crabs and features them displayed in elaborately themed dioramas. The winner gets to travel a flowery runway to take her reign. “Ocean City is the only place in the world where you’ll see a crustacean beauty pageant,” event founder Mark Soifer said with his usual sense of understatement.The pageant is followed immediately by the annual Hermit Crab Races with the speediest crustaceans competing for the King of Klutz Plaque. Both events are free to watch or join. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Little Miss Ocean City 2018 Ginger Mumman will pass the crown to the next Little Miss Friday night.The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The pageant will include more than 18 girls ages 8 to 11 competing in talent and other categories. This year’s pageant includes a Hawaiian theme. Reigning Little Miss Ginger Mumman will crown her successor at the conclusion of the pageant. Tickets for the event are $10 and will be available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Contestants will compete in interview, talent, evening gown and onstage question in a pageant with a “Dancing Queen” theme. Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 Hope Aita will crown her successor after a dynamic year of service. Junior Miss Ocean City serves as an ambassador for the City of Ocean City at iconic traditions like Night in Venice, Pamper Scamper, Baby Parade, Christmas Parade, Wacky Wednesday activities and more.Contestants range in age from 12 to 15 and are either year-round residents in Ocean City, attend or have graduated from Ocean City High School, or are the daughters of Ocean City property owners. Like the Little Miss Pageant, tickets for the event are $10 and will be available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111. Hope Aita is Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 until Saturday when she passes the crown to the 2019 Junior Miss.Wacky Wednesday (August 15):  Paperclip Sculpting and Little Miss/Mister Chaos and Miss/Mister Miscellaneous are the events this week. Use your creativity to shape and sculpt paper clips into your very own unique masterpiece. The contest is free and open to all ages. As the sculptors work, who will win the titles of Miss and Mister Miscellaneous? This hidden and unique talent competition is for anyone over the age of 6. Judges are looking for unusual and unique talents.Plus, Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos, which requires boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age to make as much noise as possible by banging on supplied pots and pans. Contest is free and open to all ages. Start time is 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert (August 15): The Ocean City Pops Orchestra celebrates Jerry Herman, a legendary songsmith and a master of the show tune. From “Hello, Dolly” and “Mame” to “La Cage Aux Folles,” Herman has lit up Broadway for decades with toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical moments. Now, he’s sharing his legacy with a new generation, a cast of New York’s top Broadway and concert vocalists celebrating the songs and the stories of one of the giants of musical theater. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets for the event are $20 and $25 and available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.Summer Book Sale (August 18): Used hardbacks, paperbacks and audio items for sale. Sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library, the sale is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium outside the Ocean City Free Public Library at 1735 Simpson Avenue. Visit friendsvolunteersocfpl.com for more information. Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk (August 19): This 5-kilometer event benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Early registration ($25) includes a T-shirt. Day of event sign-ups are $30. The course starts and ends at the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue. For more information, visit crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call 646-276-1732.“The Best of Opera to Broadway” (August 19): The Ocean City Pops concert on Sunday will be conducted by Vince Lee with soloists Cody Austin and Larisa Martinez. “Our Three Tenors” favorite Cody Austin makes his exciting return to the Music Pier alongside debuting Soprano sensation Larisa Martinez, who is fresh off of a concert performance tour with Andrea Bocelli.This concert has lots of laughs, along with a few surprises, including a fiery Spanish-language Zarzuela and a finale that will bring the house down. Tickets for the event are $18 and $20 and available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.The Beach Boys perform in Ocean City at the Music Pier August 20 and 21. (www.oceancity.com)The Beach Boys (August 20 and 21): The Beach Boys return to the Music Pier, bringing their feel-good summertime pop classics to Ocean City for four great shows in two nights. The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets start at $59.50. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.last_img read more

AARP Hosts Speaker on Cannabidiol

first_imgOn Friday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Free Public Library, AARP Chapter 1062 will feature local business owner Paula Popilock to discuss CBD (cannabidiol) for pain and anxiety relief.Popilock is the owner of The Road to Living Well, a business on Asbury Avenue.Popilock, who is certified in Cannabis Health from the University of Colorado, has done the research and will share her expertise with attendees at the AARP presentation. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known as CBD, it is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, according to the health and wellness website healthline.com.According to Popilock, many people find CBD confusing, especially when figuring out the right way to use it and how to make sure what they’re buying is pure, free of contaminants, organic, and the product of sustainable farming.As the former owner/operator of a home healthcare agency in New Jersey, Popilock witnessed results in pain and anxiety relief in patients using CBD. She retired from the industry to pursue a career in cannabis health. The library is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave.last_img read more

Warburtons backs filled rolls

first_imgWarburtons will start a new TV advertising campaign for its All in One Riddlers filled rolls in the new year.The plant baker’s advertising campaign will commence in January, said category manager Claire Simpson. She told British Baker: “We will be on TV throughout 2006, starting with a product-specific All in One Riddlers advertisement in January. It is a new product and a new campaign.” Full details of the advertising activity and spend are not yet available, she added. New Warburtons All In One Riddlers are ready-filled bread rolls, available in two varieties: cheese spread and ham-flavoured cheese spread.last_img read more

International activity

first_imgThe Australian government is keen to attract British bakers to the country to fill its skills shortages.The government has identified bakers, pastry chefs, cooks and chefs as vital to the growth of the Australian economy. These workers are to be given bonus points under Australia’s immigration system, which gives them a better chance of gaining a visa. Applications are also being fast-tracked in order to speed up the process and get workers into the country as soon as possible”.The Australian Visa Bureau, a division of Visa Bureau, an independent UK company specialising in visa and immigration services to Australia, says the country is looking to Britain for “well trained, qualified staff who understand Aussie values and the Aussie way of life”.The government hopes to attract 97,500 skilled immigrants in 2006, approximately 20,000 will be from the UK.According to its website [http://www.visabureau.com/australia]: “Australia’s natural beauty, warm climate and growing economy make it an ideal place to establish a business, live, work or visit. If you are looking to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis, you can apply to immigrate to Australia, with an Australian visa, through the Australian General Skilled Migration Program. The program aims to meet current skills shortages in Australia by attracting skilled migrants who can make an immediate contribution to the Australian economy.”last_img read more


first_imgBread sales are buoyant, according to the latest figures from TNS (pg 4). The main reason appears to be that premium breads, including brown and seeded, are proving popular and adding value to the sector.Health and nutrition are concerns that are here to stay, but so are climate change (carbon footprint), ethical trading (poverty) and sustainability (’we’ve only got one planet’). In fact, over the next few years I foresee an unprecented emphasis on everything from food miles to recyclable packaging, from Fairtrade to sustainable sources.All these could become labelling requirements by the multiples. They want to be seen to lead the field in climate change, sustainability and other ethical issues, believing it will make the consumer feel OK about purchasing. In rea-lity, it is also a way for the supermarkets and other stores to say: “We are ethical – shop here and feel good about it.”I’m sorry if that sounds a bit cynical. What they are doing is good. And we really do need to recycle more and pay a fair price for a fair product. But what worries me is labelling. For goodness’ sake, let’s have single industry standards or single industry symbols – not one symbol for this supermaket and another symbol for that. The Traffic Lights versus Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) symbol war has been chaotic. It has been unfair on bakers and food manufacturers and muliplying that several times over would lead to more chaos.Sometimes, ethical policies clash. Is it better to use energy to grow fruits for tarts or torten under artificial heat and light in a greenhouse, locally, that can be delivered in cardboard and require virtually no food miles? Or is it better to grow them overseas, in natural sunlight and pay a Fairtrade price for them? That decision alone might involve symbols ranging from food miles, to carbon footprint and Fairtrade. And how important will recyclable packaging become? Will we see all bread packaged in recyclable plastic next?Finally, as we hear that Bakery NVQs are to disappear (pgs 6 and 20) and be replaced by modules under the heading of Food Manufacturing, may I urge you to read and heed Chris North’s comments about how to attract more youngsters to bakery (pg 13). He has vision indeed!last_img read more

Wholesale success for fine food firm Lewis & Cooper

first_imgFine food retailer Lewis & Cooper’s move into wholesale looks to be paying off after its fruit cakes and biscuits were listed at 11 National Trust shops and retailer Lakeland ordered 11,000 of its plum puddings.The Northallerton-based shop, famous for its plum puddings and fruit cakes, launched its wholesale business in October, targeting delis, farm shops, restaurants and cafés. The firm has now gained a listing for its fruit cakes, along with its biscuits made by a baker in South Yorkshire, in 11 National Trust shops, including high street stores in York and Skipton.It will supply Lakeland, which has 41 stores across the country and a large online business, with 6,000 of its 450g vegetarian plum puddings and 5,000 of the 220g gluten-free varieties.last_img read more

In Short

first_imgFSA rolls out ratingsThe Food Standards Agency has finally started rolling out its national food hygiene rating scheme that encourages retailers and foodservice operators to voluntarily display their hygiene ’scores on the doors’. The ratings run from zero to five. See bakeryinfo.co.uk for the full story.Pie champ snowed offThe naming of the World Scotch Pie Champion, due to happen on 30 November, has been postponed by the organisers, as the recent snow meant that entrants would have had difficulty attending the ceremony, in Dunfermline. The organisers have proposed a new date of Thursday 6 January.RGFC’s sugar riseReal Good Food Company (RGFC) said its sugar business, Napier Brown had seen strong growth since its interim results on 22 September, despite the significant pressure on prices and margins earlier this year. A global shortage in sugar had driven prices to a 30-year high.NAMB social eventStratford upon Avon again played host to the annual social weekend of the National Association of Master Bakers at the end of November. As well as golf and spa facilities, attendees saw presentations by Sir Mike Darrington, former chief executive of Greggs and Alette Addison from the Department of Health.last_img read more

“South Bend Town” song to raise funds for Venues Parks & Arts

first_img Twitter TAGSDavid Jameson HarrisonfundraisersongSouth BendSouth Bend TownstreamVenues Parks & Arts “South Bend Town” song to raise funds for Venues Parks & Arts WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleIndiana top state in nation for adoptionNext articlePotawatomi Zoo will host Zoo Boo in October Brooklyne Beatty WhatsAppcenter_img By Brooklyne Beatty – September 18, 2020 0 477 Facebook Google+ Facebook Twitter (Photo supplied/South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts) A song dedicated to the South Bend community will be released Monday, with proceeds going toward a local organization.“South Bend Town”, written by local singer and songwriter David Jameson Harris, will be released on all streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and iTunes at midnight Monday.Each time the song is played, royalties will be generated and directly donated to the South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, benefiting local youth, the arts and furthering VPA’s mission of inclusion.To learn more about singer/songwriter David Jameson Harris, visit davidjamesonmusic.com. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

UPDATE: Wounded K9 officer Luna is expected to recover; cleared to go home

first_imghttps://www.gofundme.com/f/k9-luna-and-sjcpd-k9-program?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 Google+ Twitter Pinterest UPDATE: Wounded K9 officer Luna is expected to recover; cleared to go home Facebook Twitter WhatsApp (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police) St. Joseph county Police K9 Officer Luna was injured yesterday during a shootout as police attempted to serve a warrant on 30 year old Rodney Ross. Luna and another officer were injured, and Luna had to be rushed for emergency care as the wound came close to her femoral artery.You can read the original story hereBelow is an update from St. Jospeh County Police:During a shootout off Lilac Road yesterday, SJCPD K9 Luna suffered a gunshot wound to her inner right thigh area. After being shot, she was rushed to Roseland Animal Hospital and stabilized for transport to a 24 hour emergency clinic where she remains at this time. The bullet missed her leg bone but hit a vein. Doctors do not believe they will remove the bullet. Luna has been cleared to come home this afternoon. She lost a lot of blood and doctors will continue to check her blood every 24 to determine if a blood transfusion will be required. Luna is expected to survive and recover. It will be a long recovery. At this time doctors do not know if she will be able to return to service with the department or not. County Police extend their gratitude for their quick efforts to the Vets and staff at both Roseland Animal Hospital and North Central Veterinary Emergency Center in Westville Indiana. By Carl Stutsman – October 14, 2020 0 475 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest K-9 Luna began her career with Sgt. Parmelee and the SJCPD in January of 2020. After successfully completing their training, K-9 Luna and Sgt. Parmelee began working the midnight road patrol.  K-9 Luna and Sgt. Parmelee have already been involved in several apprehensions since their short time on the midnight road patrol.  A GoFundMe page has been established to cover all Veterinary and medical costs for Luna and any remaining funds will go towards the SJCPD K-9 fund with FOP #155. Previous articleMayor signs off on South Bend’s 2021 budgetNext articleIndiana to remain at Stage 5 w/mask mandate, Indiana’s top doctor tests positive for COVID-19 Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

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