• CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

    Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

  • Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

    The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns…

  • MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

    The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • We won’t know what Hurricane Edouard will bring, but it’s expected to pass well off the coast this week. Previous storms this year brought some great waves, but this one’s being described as the first major storm of the season. Summer’s not over, but if it were a tube of toothpaste, we’d be…

  • OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

    “It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

Middle Township Gazette

Restaurant week features dinners, breakfast and lunch

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 07:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Get a taste of the fine foods Middle Township's restaurants have to offer during Restaurant Week, from Sept. 22-27.

Participating restaurants include Atkinson’s Tavern, Avalon Links, Bellevue Tavern, Country Club Tavern, Hugits Steaks & Things, Nino’s, Rio Station, Rio Grande Diner and Steve’s Café 47. 

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Route 47 rumble strip to finish by end of month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 07:43 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The state began a project to add centerline rumble strips to Route 47 earlier this month, and a state official said this week that the work should be finished by month’s end.

“Approximately 24 miles of roadway will have rumble strips added between Dias Creek Road and Route 55,” said Stephen Schapiro, a state Department of Transportation spokesman. “The estimated cost of this work is approximately $100,000.”

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‘Haunted’ horse show planned at 4-H fairgrounds

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:49 am

Caitlyn Martindale, Cape May Court House, posing as Little Bo Peep rides a 'sheep' in a competition. The horse show is open to anyone in 12th grade and younger. Participants must have their own horses. Pre-registration is required. Caitlyn Martindale, Cape May Court House, posing as Little Bo Peep rides a 'sheep' in a competition. The horse show is open to anyone in 12th grade and younger. Participants must have their own horses. Pre-registration is required. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to the “Haunted Fun Horse Show” at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at the 4-H fairgrounds, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House, as part of the start of National 4-H Week.

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Borough Council honors Paper Peddler in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:45 am

Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich presents recognition to the Paper Peddler. Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich presents recognition to the Paper Peddler. AVALON - After nearly 50 years, Paper Peddler on Dune Drive in Avalon will close its doors on Sunday, Sept. 28, and last week Borough Council recognized Craig Cunningham and Deborah Martinelli for their decades spent serving the literary needs of area residents and tourists.

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Marks raises money to fight cancer with 150-mile bike ride

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:37 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dr. Terri Marks, South Paw Animal Hospital, Cape May Court House, will take part in the two-day “Ride to Conquer Cancer,” on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 11-12.

The bicyclists’ fundraiser begins in Philadelphia and covers 150 miles in Pennsylvania, and benefits the Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

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Bishop McHugh students pay tribute to 911 victims

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:29 pm

 

Bishop McHugh students Zeleste Martinez and Olivia Boehlmer watch as the flag is raised during the student-led ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. Bishop McHugh students Zeleste Martinez and Olivia Boehlmer watch as the flag is raised during the student-led ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Students at Bishop McHugh Regional School, Pre-K through 8th grade, gathered outside at the flag pole at the school on Thursday, Sept. 11 to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on America by terrorists 13 years ago.

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Ordinance would approve $500,000 in capital requests

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:29 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee spent the last several weeks pairing down a list of capital requests, and Monday night unanimously passed an ordinance that would approve about $500,000 for four departments, including one request that would preserve century-old township documents.

At sessions earlier this summer, township departments had asked for about $1.1 million.

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Michael Linz honored as Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:39 am

Michael Linz accepts the Employee of the Month certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue. Michael Linz accepts the Employee of the Month certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Michael Linz, deputy chief of the township's emergency medical service, was honored at the Monday, Sept. 15 committee meeting as the August Middle Township Employee of the Month.

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Mechanic Street evacuated over WWII round handed over to police

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:30 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

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Cinowski honored for 50 years with Rio Grande Fire Company

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:38 pm

Firefighters with the Rio Grande Fire Company joined the Township Committee for a photo to commemorate Stanley Cinowski’s 50 years of service to the company. Firefighters with the Rio Grande Fire Company joined the Township Committee for a photo to commemorate Stanley Cinowski’s 50 years of service to the company. RIO GRANDE – Stanley Cinowski was honored by both the Middle Township Committee and Cape May County Freeholders at the Monday, Sept. 15 committee meeting at the Rio Grande Fire Company for Cinowski’s 50 years of service to the fire company.

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