Middle Township Gazette

Spring painting workshop in Goshen

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Written by David Benson Saturday, April 19, 2014 08:49 am

GOSHEN – Art instructor Stan Sperlak will conduct a three-day indoor and outdoor landscape painting workshop for all levels of students at his studio at Crow Creek Farm in Goshen May 16-18.

Sperlak works and teaches primarily in pastel, but will also coach students who choose to work in oil, watercolor or pencil. The workshop includes a orientation/lecture and slide show.

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Jefferson Starship to perform at Spring Weekend in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 19, 2014 08:46 am

THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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Bishop McHugh students prepare Easter baskets for donation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 02:39 pm

Pictured are preschoolers Ginger Radzieta, Pauly Boehmler, Gage Omrod, Michael Romano, and Emma Saul, along with Team Mercy members Maria Hernandez, Christopher Carey and Emily Grimes.  Pictured are preschoolers Ginger Radzieta, Pauly Boehmler, Gage Omrod, Michael Romano, and Emma Saul, along with Team Mercy members Maria Hernandez, Christopher Carey and Emily Grimes. DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School's outreach organization, Team Mercy, is spearheading the school's annual canned good food drive to support the Holy Redeemer Food Pantry.  Their goal is to top last year's donation of 1,800 food items.

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Township names Brittany Linz March Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 02:19 pm

Brittany Linz Brittany Linz CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Brittany Linz, violations clerk, will be recognized as the township March Employee of the Month at the Monday, April 21 during the regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Township Committee at the municipal courthouse at 33 Mechanic St.

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Easter surprise

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 02:12 pm

photo by Jen Marra photo by Jen Marra Bella Seem, 2, of Villas takes a peek inside one of the Easter eggs she collected during an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12, at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.  The event is part of Easter Bunny at the Park and after the hunt children got to visit the Easter Bunny in the zoo.

 

Middle Police add video to online arsenal

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 17, 2014 02:34 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Middle Township Police Department has stepped into the social media age, with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. Now, the department has added a new weapon to its digital arsenal, with its Crime Watch Video program.

On Thursday, April 17, the department launched a nearly three-minute video documenting six crimes in the township ranging from burglary to theft. The video was posted to its YouTube channel, and the police linked the video through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Middle Township Municipal Building closed for Good Friday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 01:32 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Municipal Building at 33 Mechanic St. will be closed Friday, April 18 for Good Friday.

According to the Public Works website, trash is scheduled for regular pickup.

 

Black-crowned night heron stars at Stone Harbor Sanctuary

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:47 am

file photo by Bill Barlow A black crowned night heron perching last summer. STONE HARBOR - The world recently got a high definition view of the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary, and the star of the show is the black-crowned night heron, a bird the sanctuary said is rare in this part of New Jersey.

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On its roller-coaster ride, Steel Pier again ascending

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:23 am

Steel Pier Steel Pier ATLANTIC CITY – Four brothers, two sisters and their mother, all from Cape May County, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring in Atlantic City, and it’s not only for the departure of the harsh days of winter.

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Township calls for Assembly vote on arbitration cap

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:17 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Legislation that caps police and fire base salary awards at 2 percent expired on April 1, and Middle Township officials have called for local legislators to support Gov. Chris Christie’s push to restore the arbitration cap.

When some contract negotiations reach an impasse, including local police contracts, they go to binding arbitration. The state cap limited the amount of a salary increase that can be awarded through arbitration.

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Conservation groups to screen film documenting beach restoration

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:23 pm

In honor of Earth Day 2014, the American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ will present a screening and reception for “A Race Against Time” at the Levoy Theatre in Millville on Tuesday, April 22 from 6 - 8 p.m.

According to a press release from the Littoral Society, the 30-minute film documents the restoration of Delaware Bay beaches in order to restore habitat for horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds in the months after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

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Beach restoration finishes on Middle Township beaches

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 01:34 pm

Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Project expected to benefit crabs, red knots, residents and tourists

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The beaches along Delaware Bay in Middle Township are quieter now that work has been completed on a $1.6 million restoration project aimed repairing the damage brought by Hurricane Sandy.

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