Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Weekly Poop 6/29/16


Roost #44 Poop
  • Dates to Remember:
    • Friday – WCS Meeting @…
    • July 13th - Next Entertainment Committee meeting at 6PM at Phillips on 141st Street. All members are welcome especially new members. We value your ideas and feedback. Meetings are usually about an hour and some of us stay for eats and drinks.
  • Members please bring plastic or paper shopping bags to the monthly Roost meetings. The bags will be taken to Diakonia by Eric for use in distributing food donations to the community.
  • Dues are past due. Again, it's $30 per member; please make checks out to Ravens Roost #44. Our membership cards are white this year, hoping to make them easier to read when you wear them to every meeting. Hopefully, you still have the plastic holder from last year to use again this year. Mail your dues to me at: 126 Pine Tree Rd., Ocean City, MD 21842. Thanks, Jo Ann.
  • From the Prez: This from last Friday's Council meeting from Sue Draper (these are not Ravens Roost #44 functions): At Friday night’s Council meeting we discussed two upcoming events for the Council.
    • 1. The Jets vs Ravens game at Met Life Stadium on October 23. Jim is trying to get an approximate count of how many Roost members would be interested in taking a day bus trip up to the game. Game tickets would be approximately $70 and we would be seated together. We are currently getting prices for buses. PLEASE SURVEY YOUR MEMBERS ASAP AND SEE HOW MANY ARE INTERESTED so we can give the Jets an approximate count. Reply to this email or contact Jim at byteme0904@msn.com by Wednesday, June 22. I know this is short notice but they want to set our tickets aside before they go on sale to the general public.
    • 2. The Dip Bowl has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 24 at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore. The categories will be hot and cold dips. Proceeds will go to the Brigance Brigade Foundation.
    • More info coming, but please mark your calendars.
    • Other events that may interest some Roost members…Football Night at the Ironbirds game – August 14, Meet & Greet with Ravens draft pick (and Navy quarterback) Keenan Reynolds at the Lancaster Barnstormers game on Saturday, June 25.
  • Ticket Exchange:
    • Season tickets for sale: 4 seats Section 506 Row 10 Seat 1-4, $3080. Please contact Geof Storm at 443-241-4858 or Kathi Storm at 410-596-0810.
    • Season Tickets For Sale: Section: 530, Row 14, Seats 24 & 25. Cost $1544 (face value). Contact Mike Grimes at 410.251.6821 for futher information. Note: These tickets are not mine.
    • PSL'S AND TICKETS. PSL'S sec 539 row 17 seats 1,2 and 3 (1 is the aisle seat) $1,200 ea per PSL $3600 total for PSL'S. Season tickets for these seats also available. Bill C 443-513-1697 or billycords558@gmail.com.
  • Road Trip: Please see this month's Ravens Caw for trip information, or call Gary, 443-618-9972.
  • Season Bus: Season Bus Riders: If you haven’t already heard the NFL announced the schedule for the coming season. There will be seven 1pm home games and one (11/10) 8:25pm game-barring any changes (flexed by the NFL). The cost of the bus seat this year will be $200. Individual game seats, if available, will be $45. Please email me ASAP and let me know if you will be purchasing your seat(s) this year. The monies for the seats will be due no later than August 1st. Please make your checks out to Ravens Roost #44 and mail them to me at 108 South Ocean Drive, Ocean City, MD 21842. Note: Our current balance in our account is $4,353. Our income last year was $15,299 and our expenses were $14,308. Sincerely, Mike Grimes. Go Ravens!
  • Entertainment Committee:
All members are welcome to join the committee! We need more participation from all members.
2016 Roost Entertainment Activities
  • Boardwalk Bike Ride/ Walk - 2nd Saturday of July, August, September & October. Meet at 27th Street at 9 AM. Afterwards some of us go to breakfast at the Sahara on Johnny Unitas Way (19th Street). Come join us for breakfast whether you did the Boards or not. Another opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.
  • Summer Picnic - July 9th at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines from 1-5 PM. One of our best attended events of the year. Come mix and mingle with old friends and make new ones. Picnic is free for members but tickets are $10 per member and money is refunded at the picnic. Fee for Spouses and Guests is $20 and minor children and grand children is $10. The members agreed to allow children at the picnic this year at the June 9th Roost meeting. Menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, jerk children, salads, corn on the cob, watermelon and cookies. Beer, soda and water is also included. If you would like to attend and did not register at the June membership meeting, contact Eric Waterman as soon as possible at 410-598-4597 or eric_waterman@comcast.net by June 24th. Rain date is July 10.
  • Shorebirds Game: We currently have 53 people signed up. Ron has all the tickets now & there are several ways to get them:
    1. Pick them up at the picnic on 7/9
    2. or stop by the Entertainment Comm. mtg. On 7/13 at 6:00 pm (location elsewhere in Poop)
    3. or at the Roost meeting on 7/14 (preferable)
    4. or at the game bus pickup spot at 5:00 pm behind Montego Bay SC on game night
    5..or call ahead to Ron at 302-436-4790 to arrange pickup at his house
    If none of these options work for someone, Ron will mail them if you send him a stamped, self addressed envelope to him at 37899 Swann Drive, Selbyville,De. 19975. IMPORTANT NOTICE: no tickets will be distributed at the game as we will enter the stadium as soon as the bus arrives there.
    There are 24 signed up for the bus - 5 still owe the $5 charge. This is cash only & can be paid in advance or at the bus pickup. The bus will leave Montego Bay Shopping Center (in rear) at 5:15 pm 7/21/16.
  • Crab Feast - Tentative date of October 1
  • Dover Air Museum & Dogfish Brewer Tours Sat. 10/15/16. Plan is to leave OC about 8:30 am , tour the museum for about 2 1/2 hrs, then go to brewery in Milton where lunch is on your own $. Tours & tasting of 4 beers is free. We will leave for OC whenever everyone is done. Our only pre-paid cost will be for the bus & that depends on how many we have & what bus arrangements I can get. If the bus has no bathroom (last resort) we will stop as needed because we have no real schedule to stick with. There will be a signup sheet at the Roost Meeting on 7/14/16. However, you can pre-signup by calling Ron Apperson @ 302-436-4790.
  • Bull & Oyster Roast - October 29th, 2-6 PM at the American Legion on 23rd St. and Coastal Highway. This is our annual fund raising event! So bring your friends and family too. Tickets are $40. The menu includes pit beef, fried oysters, raw oysters, oyster stew, sausage & peppers & onions, sides, dessert, beer and soda. Cash bar. Live music by The Stims.
  • Canned Food Drive - Bring canned goods to November 10th Roost meeting for local food bank.
  • Christmas Party - December 10th, 6-10PM at the Cove Restaurant at Bayside.
  • Last Game of the Year PartyT/B/D
  • Other Activities Under Discussion
    • Raft Up
    • Tour of the Castle (Raven Training Facility)
    • Tour of M&T Bank Stadium
    • Day trip to Chincoteague or Onancock
    • Pub Crawl at Kent Narrows
    • Tour of Seacrets Diustillery
    • Tour of OC Brewing Company
Ravens Poop
  • Good daily dose of Ravens news notes and nuggets here. It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.
  • All the best Orioles news notes and nuggets at Britt's Bird Watch here.

Local Poop
  • Tonight - Free Movies on the Beach - Carousel Hotel on 118th St., On the Beach at the Carousel Hotel. Enjoy free movies on the beach every Wednesday from June 1 to August 31 at the Carousel Hotel on 117th St. in Ocean City MD. Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector. Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 800-626-2326.
    Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
    • June 29: Remember the Titans
    • July 6: Despicable Me 2
    • July 13: Annie (2014)
    • July 20: Frozen
    • July 27: Pan
    • August 3: Annie (2014)
    • August 10: The Blind Side
    • August 17: Hotel Transylvania 2
    • August 24: Minions
    • August 31: Star Wars; The Force Awakens
  • Tonight - Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson at Freeman Stage, Freeman Stage. Platinum-selling recording artist Phillip Phillips broke into the scene in 2012 upon winning the 11th season of “American Idol” and releasing his first album, “The World from the Side of the Moon,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the five-time platinum smash hit “Home.” His last release, Behind The Light, featured radio hit “Raging Fire” which debuted in the Billboard Hot 100. Phillips is currently at work writing and recording his third studio album.
    Matt Nathanson’s latest, “Show Me Your Fangs,” is being hailed as his most adventurous and prolific album to date featuring the songs, “Giants,” “Bill Murray” and “Adrenaline.” 2015 saw Nathanson hit the road with fellow San Francisco natives, Train, on the Picasso on the Wheel Tour and on his own headlining sold-out Show Me Your Fangs Tour.
    $40 - $90. Assigned seating or standing room only tickets offered.
  • Tonight - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Sun & Surf Cinema, Sun & Surf Cinema. Your golden ticket to adventure awaits! Enter a world of pure imagination when the beloved film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) returns to the big screen at Sun & Surf Cinema on June 29.
    Directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder as the legendary Willy Wonka, this movie brings to the screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl’s cherished book. Coated with flavorful tunes and production designs that are a visual treat for the eyes, this effervescent musical never fails to enchant young and old.
    On a whirlwind tour of Willy’s incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart.
    With this heart-warming fan favorite, audiences will rediscover all the timeless magic as it was meant to be seen on the big screen.
    Reserve your recliners and buy tickets in advance at www.foxshowtimes.com or at the theater box office. $15
  • Tomorrow (actually Sunday this week) – Sunset Park Party Nights - Free Concert, S. Division St. & the Bay. Free Concerts Open to the Public Every Thursday Night in July and August from 7pm – 9pm.
    Enjoy a free concert while watching the sun set over the Isle of Wight Bay...the perfect location in Ocean City! Sunset Park is located along South Division Street between Philadelphia Avenue and the Bay, next to the US Coast Guard Station in downtown Ocean City MD.
    All concert admissions and parking are free and open to the public. Beverages, including beer, are available for purchase.
    Please bring your own chair.
    2016 Schedule
    • July 3 - Air National Guard Band
    • July 7 - Eclipse (Journey Tribute Band)
    • July 14 - Island Fusion (Island Music)
    • July 21 - Lauren Glick and the Mood Swingers (Blues / Soul / Pop)
    • July 28 - Tom Larsen (Blues)
    • August 4 - British Invasion Experience (Beatles Tribute Band)
    • August 11 - Full Circle (Blues / R&B / Jazz)
    • August 18 - Eastern Electric (Progressive / Blues)
    • August 25 - Sir Rod (Rod Stewart Tribute)
    For more information, call 410-289-7739.
  • Tomorrow - Summer Concert Series at Indian River Inlet, Delaware Seashore State Park at the Indian River Inlet. Join us at the North Inlet Day Area Gazebo for live music performances every Thursday this summer! Bring a chair and a picnic and watch the sun set over the Indian River Bay while enjoying a variety of local performers. A park naturalist will offer a hands-on activity, making this fun for the whole family!
    • June 30 - Jolly Tars: Seafaring Songs & Chanteys
    • July 7 - Neal Bepko: Acoustic Coffeehouse Covers
    • July 14 - Snad Creek: Folk, Blues, & Americana
    • July 21 - Seaside Jimmy: Original, Modern, & Classic Rock
    • July 28 - Monkee Paw Acoustic Duo: Classic & Modern Variety
    • August 4 - Clifford Keith Acoustic Duo
    • August 11 - Matt Young: Acoustic Folk Rock
    • August 18 - Twice Removed: Classic Rock
  • Tomorrow - BAM Percussion at Freeman Stage, Freeman Stage. The art of comedy-percussion! From beginning to end, the Blue Barrel Show electrifies the crowd with its powerful rhythms and its deliriously funny sketches. The pulsating energy of BAM is contagious; through drumbeats and laughs, it overwhelms the audience. The BAM characters, who look like they walked straight out of a mad cartoon, speak a unique language: BAMspeech, spoken only by them, but understood by everyone from 3 to 83 years old. A performance that will leave the audience with only one wish — wanting more! Free. Bring Your Own Chair
  • Friday/Monday - Free Movies on the Beach - 27th Street, On the Beach at 27th Street. Enjoy free movies on the beach every Monday and Friday from June 20 to August 5. Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector. Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-250-0125.
    Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
    • July 1: Spongebob Squarepants; Sponge Out Of Water
    • July 8: The Lego Movie
    • July 11: Soul Surfer
    • July 15: Inside Out
    • July 18: Frozen
    • July 22: Big Hero 6
    • July 25: The Good Dinosaur
    • July 29: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
    • August 1: Pan
    • August 5: Minions
  • Saturday - Monkey Monkey Music at Freeman Stage, Freeman Stage. Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, go innie and outie, count the odds, stomp the floor, stroll in the garden, swim in the sea, and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music. Geared for children 8 and younger, all shows keep young ones actively engaged for the show’s duration and span across a wide array of cross curricular learning domains.
    Across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, and as far away as Alaska and American Samoa, families are watching Monkey Monkey Music videos on their local public television stations and asking, “Who’s that girl?”
    She’s Meredith LeVande, the creator of Monkey Monkey Music, and her videos are broadcast multiple times each day, framing such iconic shows as “Sesame Street” and “Curious George,” on more than 100 public television stations in 80 plus markets.
    Free. Bring Your Own Chair
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Freeman Stage, Freeman Stage. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. Southside’s first three albums, “I Don’t Want To Go Home,” “This Time It’s for Real,” and “Hearts of Stone,” were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E. Street Band, The Sopranos), and largely featured songs written by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen.
    The Van Zandt-written “I Don’t Want To Go Home” became Southside’s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982, Rolling Stone Magazine voted “Hearts of Stone” among the Top 100 albums of the ’70s and ’80s. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans.
    $25. Bring Your Own Chair.
  • Saturday - The Ravyns Rock Ocean City Maryland, Ocean City Performing Arts Center. On July 2, 2016, Baltimore's beloved hometown boys, The Ravyns, will rock Ocean City, MD, for the first time in decades.  Wildly popular since their first hit, Raised On The Radio, from the Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie soundtrack, the Ravyns have rocked audiences for over 30 years.  You won't want to miss their triumphant return to OC!
    Get Your Tickets at Ticketmaster.com or the Ocean City Box Office. Tickets: $30. Doors Open at 6:15.
  • Sunday - Somerset Plaza - Free Live Concerts & OC Cruzer Classic Car Display, Somerset Plaza between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy a new series of FREE special events and concerts on Somerset Plaza, located on Somerset Street between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Avenue in downtown Ocean City. All events start at 3pm. OC Cruzer cars will be on display during all music events. Somerset Plaza is a semi-pedestrian street that is closed to all vehicular traffic during these special events.
    Save The Dates... 2016 Concert Schedule:
    • July 10: Rob Fahey (Rock)
    • August 7: Loving Cup (Rock)
    • September 11: British Invasion Experience (Beatles tribute)
    • September 25: TBA
      Entertainment subject to change without notice.
      For more information, call 410-289-7739.
  • Sunday - OC Beach Lights Spectacular - Lasers, lights, video, music and special effects, The Beach at North Division Street. Returning to Ocean City this summer is the fun and exciting free event for the entire family, OC Beach Lights Spectacular! These shows featuring lasers, lights, video, fireworks, music, special effects and audio production all displayed on a 5 story tall giant beach ball will light up the beach at North Division Street. The show is visible along the south end of the beach and boardwalk with the best viewing area on the Boardwalk at North Division Street. Show times are 9:30pm, 10:00pm and 10:30pm. Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length.
  • Sunday - The Band Perry at Freeman Stage, Freeman Stage. Grammy Award winning sibling trio, The Band Perry, released their self-titled debut album in 2010 featuring two No. 1 singles, the sextuple platinum song, “If I Die Young” and platinum “All Your Life.” Their second album, Pioneer, spawned two additional No. 1 singles “Better Dig Two” and “DONE,” plus hits “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Chainsaw.” Their latest single “Live Forever” is climbing the charts and will be featured on their forthcoming third studio album. $50 – $85. Assigned seating.
  • Monday - July 4th Downtown Celebration - Fireworks & Concert, Inlet Parking Lot. July 4th Concert & Fireworks on the Beach in Downtown Ocean City. Free concert, the East Coast's Premier 80's Tribute; The Reagan Years begins at 8:00 pm, followed by fabulous fireworks at 9:30pm. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening beside the ocean on the beach at the inlet in downtown Ocean City. For information: 1-800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125.
  • Monday - July 4th Uptown Celebration - Fireworks & Concert; Enjoy A Free Concert At 8pm, Northside Park, 125th St. July 4th Concert and Fireworks Display at Northside Park. Free concert, featuring The Janitors begins at 8:00 pm, followed by fabulous fireworks at 9:30 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening at Northside Park on 125th St. For information: 1-800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125.
  • Monday/Friday (not this Monday) - Free Movies on the Beach - 27th Street, On the Beach at 27th Street. Enjoy free movies on the beach every Monday and Friday from June 20 to August 5. Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector. Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-250-0125.
    Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
    • July 8: The Lego Movie
    • July 11: Soul Surfer
    • July 15: Inside Out
    • July 18: Frozen
    • July 22: Big Hero 6
    • July 25: The Good Dinosaur
    • July 29: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
    • August 1: Pan
    • August 5: Minions
  • Tuesday - Family Beach Olympics - Free Family Fun,On the Beach at 27th St. Enjoy free family fun on the beach! Each Tuesday evening features a variety of contests for all ages. Events include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay games, and more. All activities are free and are offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adults. For more information, call 1-800-626-2326.

Poop Music
  • Poop Music has been discontinued. It's just too much work and I don't have the time. If someone would like to compile it and email it to me on Tuesday so I can cut and paste it, that'd be awesome, but I just don't have the time to put it together every week. Sorry.

Funny Poop
  • A husband stepped on one of those penny scales that tell you your fortune and weight and dropped in a coin.
    "Listen to this," he said to his wife, showing her a small, white card. "It says I'm energetic, bright, resourceful and a great person."
    "Yeah," his wife nodded, "and it has your weight wrong, too."

Etcetera
  • Got poop? Let me know! I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it. Your input is appreciated.
  • Our website is back up and running. Be sure to bookmark our new address - www.OCRavensRoost44.com or go to our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.
  • Life is short. Focus on the good.
  • Have a good and safe Independence Day!


Frank


Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland

You will fly on to victory

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Weekly Poop 6/22/16


Roost #44 Poop
  • Dates to Remember:
    • Friday – WCS Meeting @…
    • July 13th - Next Entertainment Committee meeting at 6PM, location TBD. All members are welcome especially new members. We value your ideas and feedback. Meetings are usually about an hour and some of us stay for eats and drinks.
  • Members please bring plastic or paper shopping bags to the monthly Roost meetings. The bags will be taken to Diakonia by Eric for use in distributing food donations to the community.
  • Dues are past due. Again, it's $30 per member; please make checks out to Ravens Roost #44. Our membership cards are white this year, hoping to make them easier to read when you wear them to every meeting. Hopefully, you still have the plastic holder from last year to use again this year. Mail your dues to me at: 126 Pine Tree Rd., Ocean City, MD 21842. Thanks, Jo Ann.
  • From the Prez: This from last Friday's Council meeting from Sue Draper (these are not Ravens Roost #44 functions): At Friday night’s Council meeting we discussed two upcoming events for the Council.
    • 1. The Jets vs Ravens game at Met Life Stadium on October 23. Jim is trying to get an approximate count of how many Roost members would be interested in taking a day bus trip up to the game. Game tickets would be approximately $70 and we would be seated together. We are currently getting prices for buses. PLEASE SURVEY YOUR MEMBERS ASAP AND SEE HOW MANY ARE INTERESTED so we can give the Jets an approximate count. Reply to this email or contact Jim at byteme0904@msn.com by Wednesday, June 22. I know this is short notice but they want to set our tickets aside before they go on sale to the general public.
    • 2. The Dip Bowl has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 24 at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore. The categories will be hot and cold dips. Proceeds will go to the Brigance Brigade Foundation.
    • More info coming, but please mark your calendars.
    • Other events that may interest some Roost members…Football Night at the Ironbirds game – August 14, Meet & Greet with Ravens draft pick (and Navy quarterback) Keenan Reynolds at the Lancaster Barnstormers game on Saturday, June 25.
  • Ticket Exchange:
    • Season tickets for sale: 4 seats Section 506 Row 10 Seat 1-4, $3080. Please contact Geof Storm at 443-241-4858 or Kathi Storm at 410-596-0810.
    • Season Tickets For Sale: Section: 530, Row 14, Seats 24 & 25. Cost $1544 (face value). Contact Mike Grimes at 410.251.6821 for futher information. Note: These tickets are not mine.
    • PSL'S AND TICKETS. PSL'S sec 539 row 17 seats 1,2 and 3 (1 is the aisle seat) $1,200 ea per PSL $3600 total for PSL'S. Season tickets for these seats also available. Bill C 443-513-1697 or billycords558@gmail.com.
  • Road Trip: Please see this month's Ravens Caw for trip information, or call Gary, 443-618-9972.
  • Season Bus: Season Bus Riders: If you haven’t already heard the NFL announced the schedule for the coming season. There will be seven 1pm home games and one (11/10) 8:25pm game-barring any changes (flexed by the NFL). The cost of the bus seat this year will be $200. Individual game seats, if available, will be $45. Please email me ASAP and let me know if you will be purchasing your seat(s) this year. The monies for the seats will be due no later than August 1st. Please make your checks out to Ravens Roost #44 and mail them to me at 108 South Ocean Drive, Ocean City, MD 21842. Note: Our current balance in our account is $4,353. Our income last year was $15,299 and our expenses were $14,308. Sincerely, Mike Grimes. Go Ravens!
  • Entertainment Committee:
All members are welcome to join the committee! We need more participation from all members.
2016 Roost Entertainment Activities
  • Boardwalk Bike Ride/ Walk - 2nd Saturday of July, August, September & October. Meet at 27th Street at 9 AM. Afterwards some of us go to breakfast at the Sahara on Johnny Unitas Way (19th Street). Come join us for breakfast whether you did the Boards or not. Another opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.
  • Summer Picnic - July 9th at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines from 1-5 PM. One of our best attended events of the year. Come mix and mingle with old friends and make new ones. Picnic is free for members but tickets are $10 per member and money is refunded at the picnic. Fee for Spouses and Guests is $20 and minor children and grand children is $10. The members agreed to allow children at the picnic this year at the June 9th Roost meeting. Menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, jerk children, salads, corn on the cob, watermelon and cookies. Beer, soda and water is also included. If you would like to attend and did not register at the June membership meeting, contact Eric Waterman as soon as possible at 410-598-4597 or eric_waterman@comcast.net by June 24th. Rain date is July 10.
  • Shorebirds Game: We currently have 53 people signed up. The tickets will be distributed at the Roost meeting on 7/14. Please arrange something different if you can not be at that meeting.
    There are 24 signed up for the bus - 5 still owe the $5 charge. This is cash only & can be paid in advance or at the bus pickup. The bus will leave Montego Bay Shopping Center (in rear) at 5:15 pm 7/21/16.
  • Crab Feast - Tentative date of October 1
  • Dover Air Museum & Dogfish Brewer Tours Sat. 10/15/16. Plan is to leave OC about 8:30 am , tour the museum for about 2 1/2 hrs, then go to brewery in Milton where lunch is on your own $. Tours & tasting of 4 beers is free. We will leave for OC whenever everyone is done. Our only pre-paid cost will be for the bus & that depends on how many we have & what bus arrangements I can get. If the bus has no bathroom (last resort) we will stop as needed because we have no real schedule to stick with. There will be a signup sheet at the Roost Meeting on 7/14/16. However, you can pre-signup by calling Ron Apperson @ 302-436-4790.
  • Bull & Oyster Roast - October 29th, 2-6 PM at the American Legion on 23rd St. and Coastal Highway. This is our annual fund raising event! So bring your friends and family too. Tickets are $40. The menu includes pit beef, fried oysters, raw oysters, oyster stew, sausage & peppers & onions, sides, dessert, beer and soda. Cash bar. Live music by The Stims.
  • Canned Food Drive - Bring canned goods to November 10th Roost meeting for local food bank.
  • Christmas Party - December 10th, 6-10PM at the Cove Restaurant at Bayside.
  • Last Game of the Year PartyT/B/D
  • Other Activities Under Discussion
    • Raft Up
    • Tour of the Castle (Raven Training Facility)
    • Tour of M&T Bank Stadium
    • Day trip to Chincoteague or Onancock
    • Pub Crawl at Kent Narrows
    • Tour of Seacrets Diustillery
    • Tour of OC Brewing Company
Ravens Poop
  • Good daily dose of Ravens news notes and nuggets here. It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.
  • All the best Orioles news notes and nuggets at Britt's Bird Watch here.

Local Poop
  • Tonight - Free Movies on the Beach - Carousel Hotel on 118th St., On the Beach at the Carousel Hotel. Enjoy free movies on the beach every Wednesday from June 1 to August 31 at the Carousel Hotel on 117th St. in Ocean City MD. Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector. Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 800-626-2326.
    Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
    • June 22: Cinderella (2015)
    • June 29: Remember the Titans
    • July 6: Despicable Me 2
    • July 13: Annie (2014)
    • July 20: Frozen
    • July 27: Pan
    • August 3: Annie (2014)
    • August 10: The Blind Side
    • August 17: Hotel Transylvania 2
    • August 24: Minions
    • August 31: Star Wars; The Force Awakens
  • Tomorrow – Sunset Park Party Nights - Free Concert, S. Division St. & the Bay. Free Concerts Open to the Public Every Thursday Night in July and August from 7pm – 9pm.
    Enjoy a free concert while watching the sun set over the Isle of Wight Bay...the perfect location in Ocean City! Sunset Park is located along South Division Street between Philadelphia Avenue and the Bay, next to the US Coast Guard Station in downtown Ocean City MD.
    All concert admissions and parking are free and open to the public. Beverages, including beer, are available for purchase.
    Please bring your own chair.
    2016 Schedule
    • June 23 - Summer Kick-Off Event - Funk Shue (R&B / Funk / Soul)
    • July 3 - Air National Guard Band
    • July 7 - Eclipse (Journey Tribute Band)
    • July 14 - Island Fusion (Island Music)
    • July 21 - Lauren Glick and the Mood Swingers (Blues / Soul / Pop)
    • July 28 - Tom Larsen (Blues)
    • August 4 - British Invasion Experience (Beatles Tribute Band)
    • August 11 - Full Circle (Blues / R&B / Jazz)
    • August 18 - Eastern Electric (Progressive / Blues)
    • August 25 - Sir Rod (Rod Stewart Tribute)
    For more information, call 410-289-7739.
  • Tomorrow - Craig Karges at Freeman Stage, Freeman Stage. The “extraordinist” Craig Karges is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. He combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes. Audiences may be mystified when it comes to understanding how Craig Karges accomplishes what he does on stage but his popularity is no mystery at all. Free. Bring Your Own Chair.
  • Tomorrow - Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales Parade in Dewey, Route 1 from The Starboard to Que Pasa. Anhueser-Busch's Clydesdale Horses create a parade in Dewey Beach on Thursday, June 23rd at 6pm, starting on the north end of town at The Starboard Restaurant. Parade heads down Route One ending on the South end of town at Que Pasa Restaurant where there will be a bayside beach party for all ages, photographs, live music, and fun!
  • Tomorrow - Summer Concert Series at Indian River Inlet, Delaware Seashore State Park at the Indian River Inlet. Join us at the North Inlet Day Area Gazebo for live music performances every Thursday this summer! Bring a chair and a picnic and watch the sun set over the Indian River Bay while enjoying a variety of local performers. A park naturalist will offer a hands-on activity, making this fun for the whole family!
    • June 16 - The New Reporters: Rock, Blues, & Country
    • June 23 - Sara Ann Garrison: Country Covers & Singer/Songwriter
    • June 30 - Jolly Tars: Seafaring Songs & Chanteys
    • July 7 - Neal Bepko: Acoustic Coffeehouse Covers
    • July 14 - Snad Creek: Folk, Blues, & Americana
    • July 21 - Seaside Jimmy: Original, Modern, & Classic Rock
    • July 28 - Monkee Paw Acoustic Duo: Classic & Modern Variety
    • August 4 - Clifford Keith Acoustic Duo
    • August 11 - Matt Young: Acoustic Folk Rock
    • August 18 - Twice Removed: Classic Rock
  • Friday - Hotel California at Freeman Stage, A Salute to the Eagles, Freeman Stage. For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music, is as powerful as it is captivating. $20. Children are free. Bring Your Own Chair
  • Friday/Monday - Free Movies on the Beach - 27th Street, On the Beach at 27th Street. Enjoy free movies on the beach every Monday and Friday from June 20 to August 5. Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector. Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-250-0125.
    Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
    • June 24: Remember The Titans
    • June 27: The Blind Side
    • July 1: Spongebob Squarepants; Sponge Out Of Water
    • July 8: The Lego Movie
    • July 11: Soul Surfer
    • July 15: Inside Out
    • July 18: Frozen
    • July 22: Big Hero 6
    • July 25: The Good Dinosaur
    • July 29: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
    • August 1: Pan
    • August 5: Minions
  • Saturday - Mystic Drumz at Freeman Stage, The Legend of Marshmallow Island, Freeman Stage. Mystic Drumz is an international leading provider of World Music education, specializing in bringing interactive percussion experiences to your door. The unique rhythm and sound programs excite, enlighten, and engage audiences of all ages. Hands-on interactive sessions and performances showcase eclectic percussion instruments sourced from around the globe. Mystic Drumz links geography to sounds, rhythms to science and laughter to learning. Martin Coffey aka Styx Latte comes from Electric Latte Land and grew up playing rock ’n’ roll for the natives. When he got older he went to Drexel University to learn how to play and record music. During the day, Martin teaches drumming to kids and grown-ups everywhere. At night, he transforms into the super-hero known as Styx Latte and plays drums with rock ’n’ roll bands. Free. Bring Your Own Chair.
  • Saturday – Tiempo Libre at Freeman Stage, Freeman Stage. The three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands today. Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms.
    Throughout the past 14 years, the band has appeared around the globe and has been featured on TV shows including “The Tonight Show,” “Live from Lincoln Center,” and “Dancing with the Stars” as well as many entertainment programs on Univision and Telemundo. Since the group’s formation in Miami 2001, its members have been on a mission to share their Afro-Caribbean heritage with as wide an audience as possible, reinterpreting and reinvigorating music born from the meeting of their musical origins with their new American experience.
    Driven by extraordinary dancing and exhilarating music, Cuba Libre is a contemporary musical based on the collective histories of the members of Tiempo Libre, featuring a book by playwright Carlos Lac├ímara, the band’s own music, as well as a company of 21 actors, dancers and musicians. Free. Bring Your Own Chair
  • Sunday - Somerset Plaza - Free Live Concerts & OC Cruzer Classic Car Display, Somerset Plaza between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy a new series of FREE special events and concerts on Somerset Plaza, located on Somerset Street between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Avenue in downtown Ocean City. All events start at 3pm. OC Cruzer cars will be on display during all music events. Somerset Plaza is a semi-pedestrian street that is closed to all vehicular traffic during these special events.
    Save The Dates... 2016 Concert Schedule:
    • July 10: Rob Fahey (Rock)
    • August 7: Loving Cup (Rock)
    • September 11: British Invasion Experience (Beatles tribute)
    • September 25: TBA
      Entertainment subject to change without notice.
      For more information, call 410-289-7739.
  • Sunday - OC Beach Lights Spectacular - Lasers, lights, video, music and special effects, The Beach at North Division Street. Returning to Ocean City this summer is the fun and exciting free event for the entire family, OC Beach Lights Spectacular! These shows featuring lasers, lights, video, fireworks, music, special effects and audio production all displayed on a 5 story tall giant beach ball will light up the beach at North Division Street. The show is visible along the south end of the beach and boardwalk with the best viewing area on the Boardwalk at North Division Street. Show times are 9:30pm, 10:00pm and 10:30pm. Each show is approximately 8 minutes in length.
  • Monday/Friday - Free Movies on the Beach - 27th Street, On the Beach at 27th Street. Enjoy free movies on the beach every Monday and Friday from June 20 to August 5. Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16 foot projector. Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean. Movie starts around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-250-0125.
    Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
    • June 20: Tomorrowland
    • June 24: Remember The Titans
    • June 27: The Blind Side
    • July 1: Spongebob Squarepants; Sponge Out Of Water
    • July 8: The Lego Movie
    • July 11: Soul Surfer
    • July 15: Inside Out
    • July 18: Frozen
    • July 22: Big Hero 6
    • July 25: The Good Dinosaur
    • July 29: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
    • August 1: Pan
    • August 5: Minions
  • Tuesday - Family Beach Olympics - Free Family Fun,On the Beach at 27th St. Enjoy free family fun on the beach! Each Tuesday evening features a variety of contests for all ages. Events include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay games, and more. All activities are free and are offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adults. For more information, call 1-800-626-2326.

Poop Music
  • Poop Music has been discontinued. It's just too much work and I don't have the time. If someone would like to compile it and email it to me on Tuesday so I can cut and paste it, that'd be awesome, but I just don't have the time to put it together every week. Sorry.

Funny Poop
  • While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant and resumed their trip. When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table. And, she didn't miss them until after they had been driving about twenty minutes. By then, to add to the aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses.
    All the way back, the elderly husband became the classic grouchy old man. He fussed and complained and scolded his wife relentlessly during the entire return drive. The more he chided her, the more agitated he became. He just wouldn't let up one minute.
    To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant. And as the woman got out of the car and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the old geezer yelled to her, "While you're in there, you might as well get my hat".

Etcetera
  • Got poop? Let me know! I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday I’ll try to include it. Your input is appreciated.
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  • Life is short. Focus on the good.


Frank


Baltimore Ravens, let’s go
And put that ball across the line
So fly with talons spread wide
Go in and strike with Ravens pride
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Ravens dark wings take flight
Dive in and show them your might
For Baltimore and Maryland

You will fly on to victory