Comunicado del Obispo de la Diócesis Litoral

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This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Province IX Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY April 19, 2016 at 10:53 am También pueden escribir al correo electrónico [email protected] Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Posted Apr 19, 2016 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (1) Rector Belleville, IL Edgar Giraldo Orozco says: Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Una de las zonas más afectadas por el terremoto corresponde a la Ciudades de Manta y Portoviejo y la población de la Pila, donde nuestra iglesia tiene presencia, nos reportan que 48 viviendas de miembros de la Iglesia están total o parcialmente destruidas y 3 templos tienen daños considerables en su estructura física, afortunadamente no hubo pérdida de vidas entre nuestros miembros, aunque si contusiones y traumas físicos y psicológicos.La sociedad se está movilizando porque hay necesidades básicas de agua potable, alimentos, medicinas, kit de primeros auxilios, herramientas básicas, en general todo los elementos para casos de desastre.En este momento hay muchos damnificados que requieren nuestra atención, buscaremos hacer llegar ayudas de alguna manera, a pesar de que hay vías de acceso afectadas, pero con la ayuda de la Policía Nacional u otro ente gubernamental encontraremos la forma de llegar a los más necesitados.Para sus ayudas económicas a través de trasferencias bancarias pueden comunicarse con los siguientes teléfonos (593) 4 2446699, (593) 993234682. 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Alfredo Morante EspañaObispo de Ecuador Litoral Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Latin America, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

‘Stop police terror, from Philly to Philippines’

first_imgDozens of people braved 99˚ weather to rally in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall on July 21. They gathered to demand “U.S. stop funding terror in the Philippines” and instead “Fund jobs, health care, housing and education, not imperialist wars.” Speakers included Cero Parel and Jeeva of BAYAN-USA, Nora K of  Jewish Voice for Peace Philadelphia and Mike Wilson of Workers World Party.The demonstration was one of dozens of similar protests in the U.S. and around the world to condemn the U.S.-backed Duterte regime for its crimes against the Filipino people.  In a “United peoples state of the nation address,” BAYAN-USA charges: “The fascist Trump administration continues to fully support the Duterte regime ($193 million in 2018 alone), while it carries out a bloody drug war on the poor, martial law in Mindanao, and counter-insurgency war on the revolutionary movement in the Philippines. With more than 30,000 extrajudicial killings, 532 political prisoners, and at least 56 Philippine National Police officers involved in abusing women, the U.S.-Duterte regime continues its state repression and terror against the people. The U.S.-Duterte regime is guilty of daily gross human rights violations.” Speakers joined BAYAN-USA in demanding “Stop U.S. intervention in the Philippines and all across the globe.” The protest was endorsed by BAYAN-USA, Food Not Bombs-Solidarity, FIRE, International Action Center, Jewish Voice for Peace Philadelphia, Philadelphia Camden Comite Boricua and Workers World Party. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Emadoldin Baghi freed, but Iran still Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa to go furthercenter_img RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News News Organisation June 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Emadoldin Baghi freed, but Iran still Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that leading journalist and prisoner rights activist Emadoldin Baghi has been freed on bail after six months in detention. He is to be tried on 4 July. The press freedom organisation is nonetheless concerned about the fate of another journalist, Abdolreza Tajik, whose family does not know why he was arrested on 12 June or where he has been held since then.“Baghi’s conditional release after six months in solitary confinement, in appalling conditions and subjected to arbitrary interrogations, is obviously good news,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But is Iran is still holding 36 other journalists and bloggers, which is more than any other country in the Middle East.”As he left prison, Baghi told Reporters Without Borders: “I have felt as if I was on parole ever since the first time I was released in 2003. I am pleased to be out of prison today but my thoughts are with the other journalists and detainees still in jail. Your efforts and the efforts of other human rights organisations are unquestionably of great importance for the fate of detainees.” A tireless campaigner against the death penalty, Baghi, 46, was arrested on 28 December 2009 for the latest of several spells he has spent in prison since 2000. He had to been hospitalised several times but, despite payment of a large amount of bail, he was not allowed to spend the Iranian New Year with his family on 21 March.Tajik is a member of the Tehran-based Defenders of Human Rights Centre, an organisation founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. He used to write for several publications that have been shut down by the authorities, including Bahar (closed in 2001), Hambastegi (closed in 2003) and Shargh (closed in 2008).His family has had no news of him since he was arrested for the third time in less than a year on 12 June. Another person who works closely with Ebadi, Defenders of Human Rights Centre spokesperson Narges Mohammadi, was arrested at her home by intelligence ministry officials on the evening of 10 June.last_img read more

National Lockdown: NLU-D Launches E-Library For Providing “Uninterrupted Access” To Legal Information Resources To The Legal Fraternity [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesNational Lockdown: NLU-D Launches E-Library For Providing “Uninterrupted Access” To Legal Information Resources To The Legal Fraternity [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 May 2020 11:33 PMShare This – xThe National Law University, Delhi has launched an E-Library for providing “uninterrupted access” to legal information resources to its students and the legal industry amid the nationwide lockdown. The Justice TPS Chawla Library established at NLU-D offers information services to its students and faculty members with the help of ICT techniques. This has enabled the access…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe National Law University, Delhi has launched an E-Library for providing “uninterrupted access” to legal information resources to its students and the legal industry amid the nationwide lockdown. The Justice TPS Chawla Library established at NLU-D offers information services to its students and faculty members with the help of ICT techniques. This has enabled the access of subscription based databases through Digital Access Portal to its students and faculty members from outside campus based on access credentials assigned. The Digital Access Portal provides access of subscription based databases and open access/public domain resources as well. The library facilitates access of more than 25000 eBooks and more than 15000 eJournals through its subscribed databases. Judicial pronouncements, both of the Indian Courts as well as almost all foreign Apex Courts and International Courts are accessible in digital formats.A huge treasure of legal information resources is available in the Library’s Public Domain, viz. more than a few billion ebooks and legal articles.It regularly circulates digital copies of Newspapers and magazines to the NLU-D faculty members.Research based queries from undergraduate and post graduate students of the University, professors, judicial officers, Judges, government officials and students from other law schools are solved on daily basis by the library. In order to assist the beneficiaries to navigate through this pile of data, the University has also developed a “Guide to Open Online Resources” that may be accessed at: https://nludelhi.ac.in/download/library/OA/mobile/index.html The Guide is divided into certain parts in the following manner: Public Domain Legal Resources This section of the portal is open for all and can be accessed by any law practitioner or student around the world. They can access verity of legal information including parliamentary, legislative, judicial and law reform resources. Open Educational Resources This section compiles more than few billions of books and scholarly articles published in peer reviewed scholarly journals. It also furnishes access of various massive open online courses and open education resources. Open Online Resources This section expounds various open educational resources and massive open online courses explaining about Commonwealth of Learning, Swayam: Free Online Education, ePgPathshala, eAcharya, NPTEL, Vidya Mitra, IIMBx, Harvardx and Stanford University Courses. In addition to this, the University has assisted in development of more than 400 modules in the subject of Law Post Graduate Courses modules developed by UGC. As per a statement issued in this behalf, “the University has assisted UGC for development of sixteen subjects for Criminology under ePg-Pathshala Project. The faculty of the University have also contributed and developed a number of MOOCs under SWAYAM-MHRD PORTAL on Research Methodology, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, ICT, IPR and Access to Justice.” Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press Note Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Piggly Wiggly stores to offer new savings

first_img “As tight as money is right now, we realized that price is more of an issue with shoppers than ever before,” he said. “By working with a buying group, we are able to offer our items at cost savings to our customers. We will have displays in the stores showing the savings on certain items so people will be able to see the savings that come through cost plus 10 percent savings.”Garrett said that there will be no noticeable difference in the layout of the stores. The shelves will be stocked as usual and the groceries will be bagged at the checkout.“We’re not going to clutter up the stores with boxes stacked everywhere,” Garrett said. “The only noticeable change will be the savings at the checkout.”The Piggly Wiggly stores will no longer issue Smart Shopper stamps. However, the stamps may be redeemed through the month of August.“We will have some Smart Shopper items available this month because we do have Smart Shopper stamps out there,” Garrett said. “And, we will continue to have some special deals that we will pass along to our customers in addition to the cost plus 10 percent savings.”Garrett said the change in pricing is a way for the Piggly Wiggly stores to stay strong during these difficult economic times and, at the same time, offer their customers ad pricing on every item every day. “The savings to our customers is the idea behind the change in pricing,” Garrett said.“Not only will our customers be able to save more in the grocery store, they will be able to cook what they want. A lot of people shop the ads. If ground beef is on sale, that’s what they cook. If chicken is on sale, that’s what they cook. At the Piggly Wiggly stores, there will be ad pricing throughout the store all the time so our customers can cook what they want, not just what’s on sale.”The Piggly Wiggly store on North Three Street is owned and operated by Johnny Garrett. The Brundidge Piggly Wiggly is owned and operated by Stanley Garrett.Steve Garrett said that for about two months, the owners have been working with a large buying group to bring about the change in pricing. Piggly Wiggly store owner Steve Garret, left, in pictured with manage J.R. Smith. The stores will begin a “cost plus 10 percent” pricing today. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)The grocery industry is changing and the Piggly Wiggly stores in Pike County are adapting to that change.Beginning today, pricing will be “cost plus 10 percent” at the Piggly Wiggly stores on North Three Notch Street and Highway 231 in Troy and the Piggly Wiggly in Brundidge.All items will be offered at the cost to the stores plus 10 percent. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Piggly Wiggly stores to offer new savings Email the author Published 8:10 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Sponsored Content You Might Like Brundidge Council weighs plans for park The Brundidge City Council worked off a short agenda Tuesday in order to tour the recently completed annex to the… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “This is our response to the change in the industry and our opportunity to give our customers the best possible prices on every item in the stores,” said Steve Garrett, owner and operator of the Piggly Wiggly Highway 231.“With cost plus 10 percent pricing, every item in the stores will be on sale every day.”Garrett said the change in pricing will be a savings to customers between eight and 10 percent and possibly more on everyday purchases. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber paid $10M for waterfront Miami Beach teardown

first_img4404 North Bay Road with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber (One Sotheby’s, Google Maps, Getty)Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber are joining the party in Miami. The celebrity couple paid nearly $10 million for a waterfront Miami Beach teardown.The model and businesswoman and her husband, a former model and nightlife mogul, closed on the five-bedroom, 3,800-square-foot house at 4404 North Bay Road, sources told The Real Deal. The $9.6 million sale closed on Dec. 29.Page Six first reported that Crawford and Gerber bought a property on North Bay Road, but did not identify the house or price paid.Mirce Curkoski and Albert Justo of One Sotheby’s International Realty represented the sellers, and Esther Percal of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty represented the buyer, according to Redfin. One Sotheby’s declined to comment on the deal, and Percal could not immediately be reached for comment.Property records show Anne Binder, Elizabeth Binder and Amy Scher sold the house. It sits on a 17,000-square-foot lot with a pool and more than 100 feet of water frontage. The home was built in 1955.Crawford has appeared on the cover of more than 1,000 magazines, co-founded the skincare product line Meaningful Beauty, and launched the Cindy Crawford Home collection. Gerber has ties to Miami Beach. He owned The Whiskey on Ocean Drive in the early 1990s, according to his bio. His Gerber Group worked with Starwood Hotels, W Hotels and other hotel groups. He also co-founded Casamigos Tequila with George Clooney, which they sold to Diageo in 2017 for more than $700 million.The house is near the waterfront mansion at 4368 North Bay Road that Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer acquired in October for $42 million. North Bay Road is also home to Phil Collins, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.Celebrities, tech and finance executives have been flocking to South Florida throughout the pandemic. Gabe Plotkin, who founded his multibillion-dollar investment management firm Melvin Capital Management, paid $44 million for the waterfront homes at 6360 and 6342 North Bay Road in November.Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen, purchased a waterfront property on exclusive Indian Creek Island.Model Karlie Kloss and her husband, Joshua Kushner, are also reportedly the buyers of a waterfront North Bay Road mansion that sold over the summer for $23.5 million.Contact Katherine Kallergis Message* Email Address* TagsCelebrity Real EstateMiami Beachnorth bay road Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Lean and keen: microbial activity in soils from the Maritime Antarctic

first_imgThe soils of the Maritime and sub‐Antarctic experience extreme environmental conditions but nonetheless host biological communities which can survive low temperatures, limited water availability and short‐day lengths or even the complete absence of solar radiation during the winter. We determined the organic carbon (SOC) and total N, soil microbial biomass (SMB), labile carbon (LC) and respiration rate (RR) in soil samples from the longest latitudinal transect (approximately 2000 km) ever sampled exclusively in the Maritime and sub‐Antarctic comprising 69 sites located between South Georgia (54°S) and south‐eastern Alexander Island (72°S). With the exception of the most northerly location (South Georgia), the greatest SMB values occurred at 67–68°S, despite the harsh environmental conditions. This is consistent with the relative nutrient richness of the soils at these latitudes, as indicated by large SOC and total soil N concentrations, which are in turn probably linked to more abundant guano and excreta deposition by sea birds and seals which have fewer and smaller areas of ice‐free terrain to land or haul out on further south. South of 68°S, SOC values declined with increasing latitude, which is probably due to increasingly extreme environmental conditions. We also found that the SOC and SMB values, the proportion of SOC considered labile (LC/SOC) and the carbon mineralization rates expressed as either RR/SOC or RR/SMB were all small compared with values from less extreme temperate and tropical regions. However, the proportion of the SOC in the microbial biomass (SMB/SOC) was substantially greater than that reported for non‐polar soils. We conclude that although the soils of the Maritime and sub‐Antarctic have small and relatively inactive microbial communities, they are characterised by efficient conversion of organic resources into microbial biomass and large affinities for added substrates.last_img read more

Alaska boy picked as NFL Kid Correspondent for Super Bowl 53

first_img Written by January 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Alaska boy picked as NFL Kid Correspondent for Super Bowl 53 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — The NFL teams aren’t quite set, but one person is already Super Bowl bound after finding out Tuesday morning that he will be this year’s NFL Kid Correspondent. Camdyn Clancy, 8, came to ABC News’ Good Morning America all the way from Alaska to get the surprise of his life: that he has been selected as this year’s big winner for the NFL Play 60 contest. Clancy was visibly stunned and excited upon hearing the wonderful news and said, “It means a lot to me.” He will head to Atlanta the week of the Super Bowl and get behind-the-scenes access to players, coaches and fans throughout the week and, of course, on Sunday, Feb. 3, he will stand on the sidelines to cover the biggest football game of the year. The excited youth football quarterback told former NFL star and GMA co-anchor Michael Strahan that he led his team in Alaska to a championship after battling back from an injury — just like his favorite player, Tyler Lockett. “He broke his leg and came back through the injury that could have actually stopped him from playing, but he actually chose to play,” Clancy said. “I broke my arm when I was 4 years old, and four years later, I was quarterbacking and led my team to the championship.” Clancy said he admires the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver because he’s a good sport who is “humble; he wins with class and he loses with class.” Then, Lockett delivered a personal message to the young fan via video message on GMA and told him he hopes to see him in Atlanta. “Thanks for cheering us on from Alaska,” Lockett said. “I sent you a jersey to represent the 12s. Have a great time, and I hope to see you in Atlanta. Go Hawks!” The Seahawks mascot, Blitz, presented Clancy with a brand new jersey, and Clancy celebrated with his best touchdown dance.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Sterling drop puts off Indians

first_imgExchange rate fluctuations may result in a decline in international applicants to the UK,  reducing significantly international funding, a report conducted by Times Higher Education shows.The depreciation of Indian rupee against sterling as well as a sharp decline in the value of Australian’s dollar resulted in the relatively increasing cost of study in the UK. The report claims that this may result in a decline of applications from India –  one of the UK’s biggest markets.This will create difficulties for many universities, who rely on international students as sources of funding.last_img read more

It’s Girls Weekend in Ocean City – Featuring Miss America and Broadway Star Kelli…

first_imgThe Event Showcases Downtown Ocean City and Features Miss America and Broadway Star Kelli RabkeThe third annual Girls Weekend from Friday to Sunday (April 6 to 8) will showcase all that Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer and provide a great reason to escape to the shore early in the season. This year, the event will feature appearances by reigning Miss America Cara Mund and a show by Broadway star Kelli Rabke.Mund will join Ocean City Special Events Coordinator Michael Hartman in hosting the popular Girls Weekend Fashion Show on Friday, April 6. She also will appear at a special free meet-and-greet event on Sunday, April 8.The first woman from North Dakota ever to become Miss America, Mund is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in business, entrepreneurship and organizations. In her new role, she advocates for women’s education, empowerment and leadership. She serves as the national goodwill ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Among other initiatives, she promotes her personal platform: a Make-a-Wish Passion with Fashion.The fashion show is set for 7 p.m. April 6 at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Avenue) and kicks off the weekend’s events. It features clothes and accessories for sale in Ocean City’s retail shops and modeled by local men and women, including members of City Council. The lighthearted event will be catered by local restaurants. Advance tickets ($20) are required and on sale now at City Hall, the Route 52 Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.) and the 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave).Mund will return on Sunday for a free meet-and-greet from noon until 2 p.m. Fans and downtown shoppers are invited to stop by Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro, 637 Asbury Avenue, for an autograph/photo-op with Miss America.Tickets are also on sale for a Girls Weekend show (on April 7) titled “Defying Gravity.” The show stars Kelli Rabke, a Broadway star and Bergen County mom of two young children. Rabke will weave tales of motherhood, music, and the misadventures of life and love. She performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 on the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets ($18 to $20), visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.Rabke starred in Broadway shows such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (as Narrator) and “Les Miserables” (as Eponine). After 10 years out of the spotlight, she returned to the stage with her sold-out cabaret debut, “No Place Like Home,” followed by “The Wizard … and I – The Music of Stephen Schwartz.” She now headlines symphony concerts and cabaret shows in New York City and around the world.She was the voice of Kat in the Discovery Kids series “Kenny the Shark” and played Bernadette on “The Young and The Restless.” Her career includes a variety of other roles, but she is most proud of her biggest “productions” to date: her son, Joseph, and daughter, Abigale.Girls Weekend features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City. For a detailed schedule of Girls Weekend events, accommodations and participating businesses, call 609-399-1412, visit the Girls Weekend blog at www.oceancityvacation.com or check out the Facebook pages “Downtown OCNJ” and “OceanCityNJVacation.”MORE APRIL EVENTSDOO DAH PARADE (April 14): The Doo Dah Parade was first held in Ocean City in 1986 as an event to herald the end of income tax season. It featured unusual entries like beach chair drill teams and fan clubs of legendary comedians. The free parade begins at noon on Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street, proceeds to 12th Street and turns east to the boardwalk, finishing at Sixth Street. For more than a decade, the parade has been anchored by a legion of dogs from the Basset Hound Rescue League. The annual Pie-asco will move to Sixth Street and Boardwalk this year. The finale to the parade invites everybody to smoosh a friend with a shaving-cream pie.MR MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT (April 14): The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. Erik Estrada, who captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide in his six-year run as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the TV series “CHiPs,” will be host of this year’s show. The historic Flanders Hotel returns as a founding sponsor this year. The madcap pageant celebrates men 55 years and older with competitions in talent, poise and interview categories. Tickets for the show ($18 to $30) are on sale now and available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.2018 SPRING FESTIVAL OF GUARANTEED AMERICAN HANDCRAFTS AND FINE ART (April 21 and 22): A show where every offering is guaranteed to be made in the U.S. by the artisan in the booth. Features jewelry, glass, watercolors and oil paintings, beach and bay photography, candles, soaps, lotions, leathergoods, gourmet food items and more.  Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. The $3 admission benefits the Ocean City Food Cupboard, Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Gilda’s Club South Jersey. For more information, call JoAnne Schaut at 609-365-2239.CYSTIC FIBROSIS WALK (April 28): 10 a.m. registration and 11 a.m. start at the Sixth Street practice field near the boardwalk. For more information, call 610-325-6001.BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES (April 28-29): No Vendors. Sixth Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue.SPORTS MEMORABILIA SHOW (April 28-29): A weekend of events and table sales dedicated to athletes and fans. Perfect for collectors. Ocean City Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.MARCH FOR BABIES WALK (April 29): 11 a.m. registration and 12 p.m. start at Sixth Street basketball courts near boardwalk. For more information, visit www.marchforbabies.org or call 856-874-9050. Miss America Cara Mund will be part of two events during Girls Weekend in Ocean City. Photo Credit: Matt Boyd Photographylast_img read more