Halloween Events in Ocean City

first_imgDress up your castle for Ocean City’s Halloween House Decorating Contest. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Ocean City is planning a safe and healthy Halloween for 2020.Following are the city’s Halloween events:Halloween House Decorating Contest: The deadline to register is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. The contest encourages everybody to get in the spirit of the holiday in a safe and fun way. Judges will award prizes for homes in each of the city’s four wards and for businesses. A list of participants will be posted, so everybody can see the decorated homes.Trick-or-Treating: Hours for Ocean City will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Free door hangers will be available starting Friday to identify homes that will put out treats. This system will make it easier for trick-or-treaters to find participating homes, and it will limit interactions with homes not participating. Check www.ocnj.us/halloweenfor details on how to pick up your free door hanger and on recommended health and safety precautions.Halloween Costume Skate: The Ocean City Skate Park will be host to a Halloween event with prizes for best trick and best costume. The skate will be 4 p.m. to dusk on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the park at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue. Free candy and music will be available.last_img read more

Munster’s Champions Cup quarter-final fixed for April 1st

first_imgThe match at Thomond Park will kick off at 5.45pm.Leinster’s last eight encounter in the competition is on the same day.Their clash with Wasps at the Aviva Stadium is due to get underway at 3.15pm. If Munster win against the French side they’ll be away to either Glasgow or Saracens in the semi-finals while a win for Leinster will mean a trip to France to face either Clermont or Toulon.last_img

Historic American Chestnut Trees Acknowledged with Special Monument

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin2 Submitted by Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park A special monument will be unveiled at Mills & Mills Memorial Park in honor of two of the largest and oldest living American Chestnut trees in the Unites States. The public dedication ceremony will take place Friday, Feb. 20 at noon and will include Don Trosper, a descendant of the Trosper family, President of the Tumwater Historical Association Corinne Tobeck, and Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet. Premier Memorial, a leading supplier of cemetery and public memorials graciously donated the new monument.Towering more than 80 feet tall, the two trees were planted by original settlers of Tumwater who brought chestnut seeds from the east coast.  In 1846, Jesse Ferguson planted the two trees on 320 acres he claimed on the Bush Prairie. Today, the trees symbolize the legacy of early Tumwater, one of the first settlements in Washington.“We were so pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with historians, descendants of original settlers, community members, the mayor’s office and Premier Memorial to recognize the significance and legacy of these American Chestnut Trees,” said Todd Shifflett, General Manager of Mills and Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park. “It is truly remarkable that they still stand tall and healthy more than a century after being planted,”Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park is a proud Dignity Memorial provider in Tumwater. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 2,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence to celebrate a life like no other. For more information, visit www.millsandmillsmemorialpark.com.last_img read more