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Aviation museum adding new café, flight simulator

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is adding a new café, expanding the gift shop and installing a second flight simulator at its facilities in Cape May Airport.

The projects are being taken on this winter so they can be ready for visitors in the spring and summer, according to a press release.

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Santa caught in the act in Egg Harbor Township home

A-PIX Imagery/Hidden camera catches Santa in the act on Christmas Eve. A-PIX Imagery/Hidden camera catches Santa in the act on Christmas Eve.

The Ameen family’s hidden camera inside their Egg Harbor Township home caught Santa in the act on Christmas Eve.

“He enjoyed the cookies and even gave Bessie a doggy biscuit. We're grateful for another beautiful Christmas,” Nick Ameen reported.

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Gingerbread home for the holidays

Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School celebrated the holidays by joining together with their families to make gingerbread houses. Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School celebrated the holidays by joining together with their families to make gingerbread houses.

Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School celebrated the holidays by joining together with their families to make gingerbread houses.

 
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Rudolph lights the way on a soggy, foggy Christmas Eve 2014

Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer will make especially good use of his blazing snout this evening when he lights the way for Santa. Together they’ll plod through areas of fog and repeated batches of heavy rains over South Jersey. Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer will make especially good use of his blazing snout this evening when he lights the way for Santa. Together they’ll plod through areas of fog and repeated batches of heavy rains over South Jersey. Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer will make especially good use of his blazing snout this evening when he lights the way for Santa. Together they’ll plod through areas of fog and repeated batches of heavy rains over South Jersey. Rudolph and crew are expected to reach the area during the overnight hours. You can follow their progress around the globe by clicking on Santa tracker.

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A stocking and a hug bring Christmas joy to Coast Guard recruits

Corry Prestidge and Sandra Keller, members of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses' Club, stuff stockings that will be delivered to recruits currently going through training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on Christmas Eve. The photos by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards // Corry Prestidge and Sandra Keller, members of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses' Club, stuff stockings that will be delivered to recruits currently going through training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on Christmas Eve. The CAPE MAY – This Christmas, new recruits in the U.S. Coast Guard will have a lot to smile about.

Thirty Eight members of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses’ Club (JCMSC) personally stuffed 320 Christmas stockings and were set to deliver them to new recruits on Christmas Eve.

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Ocean City’s First Night dishing up family fun for 23 years

First Night offers a variety of family-friendly activities including skating on a synthetic ice rink, inflatables, live entertainment and a fireworks display. First Night offers a variety of family-friendly activities including skating on a synthetic ice rink, inflatables, live entertainment and a fireworks display.

OCEAN CITY — First Night has been host to families looking for a family-friendly environment on New Year’s Eve for more than two decades. The year 2015 will bring new attractions and venues to popular event, marking its 23rd year.

“Every year we look to be bigger and better than the year before,” said Steven Brady, president of Ocean City Home Bank.

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New Jersey State Police offer tips for a safe holiday

At this busy time of year it is important to remember that the greatest gift that you can give this holiday season is safety, state police said in a recent statement; The holidays can be as wonderful as they are hectic. 

The higher volume of holiday traffic, combined with motorists from out of town that are unfamiliar with the roads, and drivers that may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol all increase chances of getting into an accident, according to the statement. Distracted and aggressive driving remain at the top of the list for causing motor vehicle crashes.

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Girl Scouts deliver holiday cheer at Cape Regional

Thanks to Girl Scout Troops 43006 and 46434, the Team at Cape Regional Medical Center has gifts for children who may be hospitalized during the holidays.  Theresa Evans and Cindy Keppler, both nurses on 2 East/Pediatrics, along with Dominique Modesto, physical therapist, show all the brightly wrapped gifts that were delivered on Friday, Dec. 19 by the local Girl Scout Troops. Thanks to Girl Scout Troops 43006 and 46434, the Team at Cape Regional Medical Center has gifts for children who may be hospitalized during the holidays. Theresa Evans and Cindy Keppler, both nurses on 2 East/Pediatrics, along with Dominique Modesto, physical therapist, show all the brightly wrapped gifts that were delivered on Friday, Dec. 19 by the local Girl Scout Troops. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Girl Scouts surprised pediatric patients at Cape Regional Medical Center on Friday, Dec. 19.

The girls, Members of Girl Scout Troop 43006 and 46434, delivered presents to children who might be hospitalized over the holidays.

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Lawmakers call for support of police in wake of slaying

Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak on Tuesday, Dec. 24, called on elected officials from throughout New Jersey to voice their support for police officers following the deaths of two New York City police officers on Saturday.

The lawmakers said the murders of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos showed the dangers officers face daily protecting public safety.

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Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Track Santa on Christmas Eve Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Santa Claus is on his way to South Jersey. Track his journey from the North Pole to your Christmas tree using the NORAD Santa Tracker courtesy of www.noradsanta.org.

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Wildwood selling municipal parking lot

The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. 
The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. WILDWOOD – In a 2-to-1 vote, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to sell what Mayor Ernie Troiano described as a “one-time very valuable parking facility for the bar area.”

Commissioner Pete Byron voted against the sale of the property, believing it can be valuable again. 

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No stage fright for Victoria Mozitis in Walnut Street production of Mary Poppins

Victoria Mozitis of Northfield, top right with the other members of the children’s ensemble in Mary Poppins. Victoria Mozitis of Northfield, top right with the other members of the children’s ensemble in Mary Poppins.

NORTHFIELD—Victoria Mozitis, 13, is an eighth grade student at the Northfield Community Middle School but she is also a seasoned veteran of the stage and is getting close to wrapping up a six week stint at the Walnut Street Theater where she is part of the ensemble of Mary Poppins.
Admittedly bitten by the acting bug, Mozitis said she loves everything about the stage. Mary Poppins is her 16th show Mozitis has done.

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Egg Harbor Township doctor charged with criminal sexual conduct

Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault Submitted/Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township doctor was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 23 at his office and charged with sexually assaulting three separate patients.

 According to Egg Harbor Township Police, Dr. Syed A. Jaffery of Premier Neurology was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault after township police detectives, patrol officers and investigators from the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office served him with an arrest warrant at his office, located at 3069 English Creek Avenue, Suite 203 in Egg Harbor Township. Each count involves a separate victim.

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