• 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

Muppet movie to be shown at county library

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Written by David Benson Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:46 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Children, 6-12, along with their families are invited to a screening of “Muppet Treasure Island” at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this G-rated children’s musical.

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Woodbine Municipal Alliance to meet Sept. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:45 am

The public is invited to the Woodbine Municipal Alliance's quarterly meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the municipal building, 501 Washington Ave.

The alliance is an organization comprised of parents, community members, teachers, police, school staff, counselors, agency representatives, youth and others interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

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County library hosts cooking demonstration

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:43 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to “Squash and Other Gourds” at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, presented by chef Adam Formento at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

Adam will demonstrate effective ways to get the most out of squash and gourds for good autumn eating. 

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Sweet treat begins school year at Cape Christian

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:32 am

Madison Guthrie is ready to enjoy her treat. Madison Guthrie is ready to enjoy her treat. In honor of the beginning of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Cape Christian Academy students received a surprise visit by the local Kona Ice truck, compliments of the GretaJo Payne and Jonathan Kleinman family.

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Officials break ground at Ockie Wisting complex

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:26 am

“The Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex will offer unique recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Tim Donohue. “The Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex will offer unique recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Tim Donohue. RIO GRANDE – Middle Township officials broke ground at the Robert Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande.

According to officials, combination of a $580,000 county open space grant and partnership with Cape Express Soccer and Cape May County Disc Golf Association will allow the township to develop the 82-acre former Fort Apache Campground.

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County zoo’s Siberian tiger, Rocky, declared free of cancer

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 19, 2014 04:53 pm

Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

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Prescription drug collection scheduled for township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 03:27 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Police Department will participate in “Operation Take Back,” a federal Drug Enforcement Agency initiative geared toward collecting unwanted, unused or expired medications.

The goal of Operation Take Back is to allow area residents to deliver their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to police who can in turn dispose of medications in a safe manner, preventing the pills from falling into the hands of juveniles or into the illegal drug market.

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Breakfast planned at Rio Grande Fire House

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:48 pm

Rio Grande Fire Company Rio Grande Fire Company RIO GRANDE - The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Rio Grande Fire House, 1120 Route 47.

This buffet includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, sausage gravy, doughnuts, toast, coffee, tea and juice.

Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for kids.

   

New 4-H teen club seeks members

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:21 pm

Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Teenagers in the 8th grade through one year out of high school are invited to have a slice of pizza and join “Commun-A-Teens,” an organization with the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program, at its first meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18.

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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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