2017

06
26

OCNJ Candy Stores

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An Ocean City, NJ vacation is not complete without a trip to the candy store!  Your friends, family and co-workers will thank you for bringing home a sweet taste of the shore. And of course you need to some too…who can resist homemade fudge and salt water taffy?

You’ll want to check out all of these wonderful candy stores:

 

Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy & Fudge

1100 Boardwalk

For over 125 years, Fralinger’s Salt Water taffy has provided seashore visitors with their original Salt Water Taffy! Other favorites include macaroons, peanut brittle, peanut chews and chocolate fudge.

 

George’s Candies

700 Boardwalk

Not only will you find a variety of candy, but they also serve breakfast and ice cream, and carry a wide array of toys and gifts.

 

Original Fudge Kitchen

800 Boardwalk

For over a quarter of a century they’ve been hand whipping delicious creamy fudge in 21 flavors.

 

Rauhauser’s Candies

721 Asbury Ave

Founded in 1965, this third-generation family owned store makes 300 varieties of chocolate!

 

Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy & Fudge

9th Street and Boardwalk

The oldest business on the Ocean City Boardwalk. When you visit you can see the salt water taffy and other confections being made.

 

Steel’s Fudge

1000 Boardwalk

Founded in 1919, Steel’s Fudge is said to be the oldest existing original, family owned candy and fudge business in the United States. Their salt water taffy, popcorn and macaroons are handmade from the original recipes.

For a complete listing of candy stores, please visit http://oceancityvacation.com/places-to-eat/candy-stores.html

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Calling all car lovers – The 2017 Ocean City Antique & Classic Automobile Show & Parade is taking place this Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9 am – 2 pm on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave, Ocean City.

A fun time for all ages! Come and see over 300 vintage vehicles at this event which has been running for over 60 years.  This event is free to public, with a registration fee for automobile owners. To register, please visit jerseycape.aaca.com. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Trophies will be presented at 1:30 pm, and there will be a boardwalk parade at 2 pm.

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Are you hungry for a delicious dining experience? There are still a few more days left to enjoy OCNJ’s Restaurant Week where participating restaurants offer pre-fixed menus.  With so many amazing restaurants participating, it will be hard making a decision on where to go.

Restaurant week is a great way to try something and/or somewhere new. Click here for a list of restaurants and their specials http://eatinocnj.com/rvmembersm1.htm.  Hurry – this is happening now through Friday, June 16.

Also, you won’t want to miss The 2017 Miss New Jersey Parade, scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 14, on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Always a fun time, the contestants will show off their creative shoes and outfits. 

Preliminary competitions, and the finals at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk will take place through Saturday, June 17. For more information call 609-399-6111.   

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2017

06
05

Summer is just about here! Schools are letting out and families are heading down to OCNJ.  But before they arrive, here are some ways you can prep your property to ensure your renters have an enjoyable, carefree stay:

Turn on utilities: If you had your cable, hot water, or any other service turned off during the off-season, check that they are all turned back on before your first renter’s stay.

Service your air conditioner: It can get hot out on the beach, and your guests will look forward to cooling down inside their rental home. Service now to make sure the air conditioner is in good working order.

Spring cleaning: Your property should be at its best inside and out for your renters. Here are some spring cleaning tips to make sure your home is in top-notch condition:  http://marragency.com/spring-cleaning-check-list-landlords/

Power wash the exterior: First impressions matter! Your renters want to stay in a home that is well taken care of – and that starts with the outside.

By following this checklist, you will help to avoid any headaches later on.  Properties that are well maintained result in happy customers, which makes for repeat rentals!

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Looking for a last-minute OCNJ vacation? There are still rentals available in June!

Just head to our website, http://marragency.com/search-properties/ or download our app (Marr Agency), to search for available rentals.  You can select your desired travel date and filter by number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location, amenities, and price. 

Please don’t hesitate to call a Marr Agency agent at 609.399.7036 if you have any questions or need help narrowing down properties. We are happy to assist you!

While you’re here, don’t miss the annual Ocean City Flower Show taking place June 2nd – June 4th, now in its 45th year.  This year’s theme is “Sports in Bloom.”  Find inspiration for your garden while viewing the beautiful commercial and amateur displays. The event is staged by the Garden Club of Ocean City. Hours are 2 – 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111. 

Ocean City Restaurant Week is also coming up soon (June 9th – 16th).  If you love to dine out, you will love this event. Participating restaurants offer special fixed-price options, usually for two.  Restaurant Week is a great way to sample new Ocean City dining options or to get great prices at favorite spots. Participating restaurants and specials are listed at http://www.eatinocnj.com/

 

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2017

05
22

Countdown to Memorial Day Weekend

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The wait is almost over. Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of another summer season – and it’s only a few days away!

On Friday, May 26, Celebrate with the annual Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony where city officials will turn the key, taking place at Moorlyn Terrace St. Beach at 12 noon.

Immediately following will be the Business Persons Plunge where all are welcome to dress in business attire and march into the unlocked ocean to the tune “Pomp and Circumstance.” For more information call 609-399-6111. 

The Memorial Beach Challenge takes place Saturday, May 27, at 8 am.  Register for the 2.5 mile race on the beach with obstacles. Proceeds from the event benefit The 31Heroes Project, an organization that specializes in creating programs, financial support systems and future opportunities for service members, veterans and their families. On-site registration takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, on Friday, May 26th from 2:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday, May 27th from 6:00am-7:30am. There is also a kid run for children ages 4 – 12 taking place after (approx. 9:45am). For more information please call 856-905-0583 or visit memorialbeachchallenge.com.

Outside the Ocean City Music Pier at 6pm on Saturday, May 27, The Bucks County Singers of Newtown, Pa. will perform a free concert. The mixed-voice choral group of men and women will present a program of eclectic choral offerings, including well-known standards, pop, show tunes, and patriotic pieces, many related to their spring concert theme “What a Wonderful World!” For more information, call 215-741-1283.

On Monday, May 29, a Memorial Day Service will take place at 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Park, 6th & Wesley Ave. Rain location: Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. For more information call 609-399-6111.

We hope you are as excited as we are for the 2017 summer season!

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2017

05
15

OCNJ 2017 Triathlon/Duathlon

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Are you ready to race? The OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon is taking place this Sunday, May 21st.

There are still spots available, and the registration deadline has been extended to May 18th.

The event kicks off with a ¼ mile pool swim at the Aquatic and Fitness Center on 17th and Simpson Ave. Followed by a 2 mile run/16 mile bike/2 mile run.

Kids ages 8-13 can also join in on the fun.  The kids’ course is half the distance of the adult course (1/8 mile swim, 1 mile run/8 mile bike/ 1 mile run).

The pool swim is from 6:00am – 8:00am.  The Duathlon and Run/Bike/Run portion starts at 9:00am.

Race fees are $55 for the Triathlon, $50 for the Duathlon, $25 for kids, or $120 for a family of 4.

Don’t forget your helmets – they are required!

For more information, or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2qemMbU or call 609.398.6900.

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Ocean City will feel the magic as Jon Dorenbos takes the stage at the Ocean City Music Pier on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 pm.  An all American football long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles, Dorenbos starred in and placed third in the eleventh season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.  Dorenbos started learning magic at the age of twelve after a family tragedy tore his family apart. He is now considered a “master magician,” earning the respect of top magicians everywhere.

Stand-up comedian Peter Sasso will be the opening act.  With his combination of comedy, juggling and audience participation, he always leaves his audiences wanting more!

While tickets sold out within a week of going on sale on Feb. 1, Dorenbos will be in attendance for the 43rd annual Martin Z. Mollusk Day, as Ocean City’s famous hermit crab looks for his shadow to predict an early summer.  This event is taking place earlier in the day on May 13th, at 11 am, at Moorlyn Terrace Beach, 9th Street at Atlantic Ave. 

If you weren’t able to snag tickets to the magic show, there are many other exciting shows and events coming to the Music Pier this season, including a series of family-friendly musicals presented by the Greater Ocean City Theater Company.  Follow the link for more information, and to purchase tickets:

http://ocnj.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=1541&framed=true

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2017

05
02

The unofficial start to summer is only a few short weeks away. Now is a great time to break out the cleaning supplies and the toolkit to make sure your rental property is in top-notch condition for your tenants.

This checklist serves as a good starting guide:

Interior:

ü  Replace batteries in remotes, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors

ü  Dust all furniture, décor, ceiling fans, etc.

ü  Clean windows

ü  Add a fresh coat of paint to walls, and repair and patch as necessary

ü  Steam clean mattresses and carpeting

ü  Clean bedspreads, pillows, blankets and sheets

ü  Clean fabric window treatments

ü  Clean showers, tubs, sinks, toilets, tile, grout and renew caulking

ü  Clean dishes, glasses, flatware, utensils, pots and pans, and replace any broken, missing or worn items

ü  Deep clean the oven and stove tops

ü  Clean out the fridge, freezer, and cabinets

ü  Test out appliances

ü  Check electrical outlets to make sure they are all working

ü  Check ceiling fans and lights to make sure they are working, and replace bulbs as needed

ü  Clean out dryer vents and remove any mold/mildew from laundry area

ü  Replace air filters

Exterior:

ü  Trim shrubs/trees, pull weeds, remove debris, add mulch to flower beds, plant some new flowers/plants

ü  Pressure wash walls, decks, porches, patios, walkways; check for any cracking and make repairs

ü  Clean outside of the windows to remove dirt and grime, as well as window screens

ü  Check for any cracked or missing roof shingles

ü  Test outdoor hose faucets, and hook up hoses

ü  Paint stairs, railing, fences and make any necessary repairs

ü  Check outdoor light fixtures

ü  Clean out gutters and check for cracks or leaking

ü  Clean/repair awnings

ü  Clean porch and deck furniture

ü  Clean out garage/shed

ü  Clean BBQ/grill

Taking care of these items now will help make for happy renters all summer long.

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2017

04
24

OCNJ Spring Block Party

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Come enjoy the gorgeous weather, delicious food, entertainment and shopping at Ocean City’s Spring Block Party, taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9 am – 5 pm from 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Avenue.

This annual event began 36 years ago covering only two blocks, and now takes over the downtown shopping area, and attracts thousands of people. Over 350 crafters will be there featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, furniture, garden decorations, jams, artwork, photos, clothing, personalization items and more, along with food vendors and music.

For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. 

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