Over the Bridge: Linwood Farmers Market Opens for the Spring Season on April 6

Have you been craving farmers market goods during the off-season and eagerly anticipating the spring season opening of the Linwood Farmers Market? If so, that time is now!

Linwood Farmers Market will start its spring season on Saturday, April 6, at its usual location in Central Square at 199 New Road in Linwood. From farm-fresh veggies to unique artisan goods, the Linwood Farmers Market has it all. The farmers market will operate every Saturday through May 11, from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ready to take a peek at a few of the Linwood Farmers Market participants who will be selling their products during the spring season? Here are some of the wonderful farmers and vendors who will be on hand during the farmers market festivities:

And, make sure you attend the market on opening day to enjoy some special treats for the seasonal grand opening, including the following:

Make plans to explore the Linwood Farmers Market on the morning of Saturday, April 6, and enjoy fresh-from-the-farm products and handmade items from local vendors (and support local farmers and artisans at the same time!).


Weekend Fun and Shopping Deals Galore Fill Girls Weekend in Ocean City (April 5–7)

Grab your best girlfriends and head to Ocean City for Girls Weekend, April 5–7.

The fun kicks off on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), with a fashion show at Glazed Over Studios, located at 704 Asbury Avenue. See the newest seasonal fashions available at your favorite Ocean City shops and enjoy light bites and refreshments throughout the event. The cost is $20 per person and tickets are now available at City Hall, the Causeway Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.), 7th Street Surf Shop, Sneaker Shop, and Making Waves. Space is limited for the fashion show, so don’t delay in grabbing your tickets for this fabulous kickoff event.

Throughout the weekend peruse the downtown shops and enjoy a wide array of activities and special shopping deals. Some of the great finds you’ll have access to during the Ocean City Girls Weekend event include exercise classes, shopping and dining specials, spa deals, hotel and bed and breakfast deals, craft projects and demos, and so much more!

Some of the specific deals include the following:

  • The Flanders HotelThe Flanders Hotel is offering a special Girls Weekend package for $149/person/night, on Friday and Saturday night. The package includes an early check-in at noon (with complimentary gift upon arrival), one-bedroom suite deluxe accommodations, 30-minute leg and foot massage or mini-facial at the Divine Images Salon and Spa, 10% off coupon for The Shoppes at The Flanders (plus free gift with any purchase), and breakfast in Emily’s Ocean Room Cafe. You can even enjoy a late checkout at 1 p.m.
  • Bowfish Kids:  Bowfish Kids will be offering a special 50% off sales rack on Saturday, April 6.
  • SunSmiles Sandals and Beachwear: The grand opening is Friday, April 5, and the SunSmiles team will be offering grand opening sales, sweet treats, and special giveaways throughout the weekend.
  • Pumpkinbuds: Pumpkinbuds in Stainton’s is offering 20% off of your purchase all weekend long. The shop is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Heritage Surf and Sport: Stop by Heritage Surf Shop and grab 20–50% off of men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel throughout the weekend. Heritage is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Impala Island Inn: Impala Island Inn is offering a Girls Weekend lodging special: $160 plus tax for two nights.

These are just a few of the deals which you’ll be able to enjoy during the 2019 Ocean City Girls Weekend, April 5–7. Stroll along Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City and see what each of the shops and restaurants has to offer to the Girls Weekend crowd!


SunSmiles Sandals and Beachwear Set to Open on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City on April 5

A new shop is getting ready to open at 817 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, just in time for the pre-summer shopping crowd! SunSmiles Sandals and Beachwear will celebrate its Asbury Avenue grand opening on Friday, April 5.

Although not new to Ocean City, as SunSmiles has been offering the latest styles in sandals, beachwear, and other necessity items to residents and visitors for a while now at its prior location on the boardwalk, SunSmiles is new to Asbury Avenue. The new shop will offer all of the wonderful things you’ve come to know and love about SunSmiles from its boardwalk location (plus more!), just in a new space, which offers more room and a central downtown location.

Some of the items you’ll soon be able to purchase at SunSmiles at its new downtown location include a wide array of swimsuits for the entire family, with plentiful styles and options for all body types, resort wear, “create your own” sandals, and fabulous beach accessories.

Visit the SunSmiles team at their grand opening on Friday, April 5, and welcome them to their new home on Asbury Avenue.

Photo credit: SunSmiles Sandals and Beachwear

4 Events Happening at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier Which Signal That Summer is Not Too Far Away

We’ve made it! The first day of spring arrived this past week and we can now look forward to warmer weather and the quickly approaching summer season. Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is already engaging in a few different summer season announcements which makes it even more apparent that summer is not that far away.

6th Street Pizza and Grill at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier Opened This Weekend

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6th Street Pizza and Grill at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier opened for the weekend with a limited menu and has already started cooking up sensational pizza pies for the pre-summer season crowd. Stop by 6th Street Pizza today and grab a great dining deal: Buy one plain pizza at regular price and get a second one for just $1! Don’t miss this deal, as it’s only available this weekend!

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is Offering Unlimited Ride Passes


Wonderland Carousel (360x640)Have you heard about the latest ticket offering from Gillian’s Wonderland Pier? The amusement ride location is offering an unlimited ride pass for the summer season of 2019. The Diamond Emerald All Access Pass is available for $129 per person and provides the designated holder with unlimited rides throughout the 2019 summer season.

If you or someone in your family loves going on the rides at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier and does so often, this is an excellent way to save money in the long run. This pass is for the designated holder only and can’t be used by others, however, the pass provides other excellent benefits, such as special all access pass holder events, Bring a Friend days, birthday party discounts, and food and beverage specials.

There is limited availability for these passes, so be sure to purchase your Diamond Emerald All Access Pass today.

Annual Easter Ticket Sale

If purchasing tickets, as opposed to an unlimited ride pass, is more to your liking, you can grab a great deal as well. The annual Easter ticket sale is going on now and enables you to get tickets for 50% off of the original price. Order $40 worth of tickets for just $20 and start planning ahead for amusement ride fun in Ocean City. Tickets can be purchased online through the Gillian’s site.

Apply for a Summer Job at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier


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Have you already started thinking about a summer job in Ocean City? Now is the time to do so as many businesses are actively hiring for the 2019 summer season and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is one of them. Some of the positions the amusement park is looking to fill include ride attendants, party hosts, grounds crew, servers, cashiers, and pizza makers. Apply online via the Gillian’s Wonderland Pier website and start the application process today.

Start getting excited for the 2019 summer season in Ocean City. It will be here before you know it!

Dining and Shopping Happenings Around Ocean City and the Mainland

Although it may not feel as if spring is quickly approaching with all of the recent snow episodes and cold weather, don’t worry, because it is! The first day of spring on March 20 is right around the corner and many dining and shopping establishments are preparing for warmer weather by already having reopened their doors for the season, hosting fall and winter item sales, and planning for their seasonal opening with excitement and wonderful features for their patrons! Here are some of the latest dining and shopping happenings taking place around Ocean City, and a few on the mainland, too:

  • B&B Department Store: The final winter sale is going on now at B&B Department Store, located at 827 Asbury Avenue, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10.
  • Linwood Farmers Market: The popular Linwood Farmers Market at 199 New Road in Linwood will be hosting its six-week spring season farmers market event on Saturdays from April 6–May 11, from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Kessel’s Korner: Are you a big fan of Kessel’s Korner milkshakes and extensive menu filled with delicious culinary bites? Then, get excited, as Kessel’s Korner, located at 2760 Asbury, reopens for the season on Thursday, March 14.
  • Badfish Charters: For those who can’t wait to throw out a line and do some relaxing fishing in the waters surrounding Ocean City, now is the perfect time to book your charter fishing trip with Badfish Charters. Captain Brian Williams offers fishing charters, nature tours, and more. The season starts on May 1, so book your fishing adventure today before the slots start to fill up.
  • Briana: Briana, a women’s boutique at 199 New Road in Linwood, is making room for new seasonal items and is having a sale on women’s winter shoes. You’ll find eye-catching winter shoes for $49, and they’ve even added a $20 rack for further savings! While you’re there, explore the lovely clothing and accessory items which Briana offers.
  • Island Gypsy: In less than two weeks, Island Gypsy will open its doors for the season and continue offering its lovely women’s apparel and accessory items to the Ocean City shopping crowd.

These are a few of the Ocean City happenings taking place in the very near future. Know of other soon-to-reopen spots? Leave a comment below and help get the word out on these fabulous local businesses.

SaltWorks Studio Offers Exquisite Framing and Home Décor Options

SaltWorks Studio, located at 844 Central Avenue, is your go-to spot for custom framing and artwork offerings in Ocean City.

Whether you’re searching for a unique frame to capture the lovely visual of your recent Ocean City beach photo or are hoping to update your home with new frames to give your interior décor a whole new look, the friendly and helpful staff at SaltWorks Studio can help.

Some of the services which SaltWorks Studio offers include the following:

  • Custom framing completed onsite, which includes framing design consultation, mat and glass cutting, mounting and fitting and your choice of a wide array of frame options, ranging from coastal chic to traditional
  • Commissioned art
  • Interior design framing projects
  • Local beach photography and paintings
  • Beach home portraits
  • Local art
  • Wide variety of unique gifts

In addition, you can bring your smartphone or memory stick into SaltWorks Studio and have one or more of your precious photos turned into a lovely finished product in the form of a canvas, metal or acrylic, or even have your favorite photo transformed into a canvas painting by a SaltWorks academically-trained artist!

Hours of operation are currently Thursday–Saturday, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and by appointment.

Visit SaltWorks Studio today and see how the exceptional staff can transform your photograph or painting into a wonderful finished work of art.




New Vendor Arrives at Stainton’s: Leiki Boardshort Co.

Stainton’s Gallery of Shops, located at 810 Asbury Avenue, just welcomed a new vendor to its enticing collection of shops: Leiki Boardshort Co.

Leiki Boardshort Co. is a local clothing company which offers a wide array of surf apparel items which you’re going to want to add to your closet ASAP. As the name would suggest, boardshorts are definitely in stock and available in a wide array of styles and colors. But, that’s certainly not all that this beach and surf-inspired clothing company offers.

Leiki Boardshort Co sign Credit Leiki Boardshort Co

Founded in 2018 by a local group of dads and husbands who love the ocean and the beach, and were on the search for that perfect pair of boardshorts, Leiki Boardshort Co. was created by individuals who wear the type of apparel that they sell. The pursuit for the perfect pair of boardshorts was fueled by a passion for the surf and craving an apparel option which was made with quality material and fast-drying features. Ultimately, the Leiki boardshort was created.

In addition to offering these must-have boardshorts for surfing, stand up paddle boarding or just lounging on the beach, Leiki Boardshort Co. also produces and sells shirts, tank tops, hoodies and hats, all bearing the Leiki logo.

“We have built a brand of big surf company quality boardshorts that are affordable for kids and for those dads who still have a lot of surfing and active beach life left in the tank. Great stuff for the ladies, too,” states co-owner Jon Olek. “We are so stoked to offer our gear here in Ocean City, our hometown.”

If you have yet to experience the Leiki Boardshort Co. brand name and apparel, visit Stainton’s on Asbury Avenue and explore the Leiki Boardshort Co. apparel options today. You’re going to want to add a few (or all!) of these items to your beach gear collection.

Photos credit: Leiki Boardshort Co.