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Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:00 am

Are you like Ocean City enthusiast Jane French? Does your license plate proclaim your affection for this family resort and community like Jane’s 02BN0C?

If so, we’d like to see it. We want to have a contest to find the Most Outstanding Ocean City Boosting License Plate in existence!

Here’s how to enter: Email a photo of your plate to msoifer@hotmail.com or send a print to Public Relations, City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226.

Winners will receive plaques featuring replicas of their plates. We may even have T-shirts made showing the best entries to offer to the public.

Jane’s license plate story is an interesting one. Here’s what she has to say:

“About 20 years ago I semi-retired my ‘85 Cadillac known as “JANIE 1” and bought a second car, a Jeep, to get around in bad weather. The problem was I hate bad weather so whenever I drove the Jeep I thought of sunny days in Ocean City ... thus the tag 02BN0C was born.”

One time when Jane’s car was valet parked an attendant inquired if she worked for the National Inquirer.

“No! Why would you ask that?” she replied.

“Well, your license plate says Oh To Be Nosey!”

Obviously not an O.C. man, thought Jane.

Eventually Jane bought a third car and wanted a special plate so she re-issued the same plate. Motor Vehicle put a small 2 after it.

“They think it’s for a second plate but I consider it for Second Street, my home,” she says.

What does your plate say? Let us know. And if there’s a special story about it, let us know that, too.

UPCOMING EVENTS: The Ocean City Theatre Company presents “A CABARET of Broadway Love Songs” on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th Street and Atlantic Ave. This program of unforgettable love songs is an ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s weekend. Production numbers from “West Side Story” and “Wicked” will highlight the talents of the entire cast.

Doors open for a dessert reception at 7:15 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets purchased before 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 are $12 a person and will be $18 thereafter. Purchase your tickets online at ocnj.us/box office, in person at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave. or by calling (609) 525-9300.

The OCEAN CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1735 Simpson Ave., will host three free, interesting programs in February. On Thursday, Feb. 3, Cape May naturalist Don Freiday will lecture on “Winter Birding in Cape May” at 7 p.m. Learn where to go and what you might find. The talk is set for the library’s Lecture Room, N110; enter from the 17th Street side of the library.

On Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Ron MacCloskey hosts a game show called “Lucky Guess.” Lucky Guess is a horse race with three contestants standing on a track. They are asked multiple choice questions with the audience encouraged to shout out the answers. One of the participants eventually becomes The Champion. Prizes are awarded. The game show will be held in the library’s Lecture Room N110 and is suitable for children.

Samantha Fox of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will deliver a lecture, “Human Evolution in a Nutshell,” on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 1p.m. Discover the human evolution of the past five million years. This will be the fascinating story of human development. It will also examine “humanity” as our ancestors’ evolved large brains, symbolism, religion and a deep sense of culture. The talk will be held in the Lecture Room. For information on the library’s programs call (609) 399-2434 ext. 5231 or visit www.oceancitylibrary.org.

The Ocean City Historical Museum, 17th and Simpson Ave., will host its ANNUAL TEA on Saturday, Feb.12 from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “How We Get To Ocean City: Trains, Automobiles and Planes,” and is perfect for children ages 6 to 12. They will be invited to play games, do arts and crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea. Pre-registration and payment is required at $3 per person. An adult must accompany every three children. To register, call (609) 399-1801 or stop by the Museum Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The AMERICAN LEGION Morvay-Miley Post 524 will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. until noon at 3304 Bay Avenue. Adults are $5, children $3. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, milk and juice. Proceeds benefit veterans’ projects.

City of Ocean City employees are encouraged to sign up for the American Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE, held Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The Red Cross is in critical need of all blood types due to the adverse effect the weather has had on recent drives. One pint of blood will help to save three lives. City employees should call (609) 525-9365 to sign up.

The Ocean City Garden Club is chartering a bus to the Philadelphia FLOWER SHOW on Wednesday, March 9. The bus leaves the 10th St. bus station in Ocean City at 1 p.m. and departs the Flower Show at 7 p.m. If interested, contact Donna Halper (609) 653-2921.

The Ocean City High School Band Boosters holds their annual SPAGHETTI DINNER at the high school cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults, and $5 kids age 10 and under. There will be live music by the school’s jazz band and jazz rock.

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