• The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

    Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything…

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  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

    Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

    The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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  • Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.PHILADELPHIA —…

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  • Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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  • Borough officials say that planting the dune grass is a volunteer event the whole family can enjoy.AVALON – The borough is looking for volunteers who want to enjoy a day at beach along with a free lunch.

    Though winter still bears down on the shore, this week, Avalon issued a statement seeking volunteers to plant dune grass beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

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Middle Township Gazette

Beef and beer planned as fundraiser for kidney transplant

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 07:02 am

Segmon Price Segmon Price The public is invited to a beef and beer from 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at The Bayview Bar and Restaurant, 8100 Bayview Avenue, Wildwood Crest, to benefit Segmon Price, a graduate of Middle Township High School.

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Learn to crochet at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:51 am

WOODBINE – The public is invited to a four-day crochet workshop 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5 at the Woodbine branch of the Cape May County Library, 800 Monroe Street.

Participants will learn how to crochet, felt, and sew by crafting either a small purse or an eye glass case. Each technique will lead into the next, and by the end of class, participants will have a finished project.

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Join elementary school students for musical ‘Pirates’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:30 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Arr, maties! Hoist the mainsail and set a course for the Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 for the swashbuckling musical “Pirates,” presented by students at Elementary School  No. 2 under the direction of teacher Jay Wynn.

Kay Aspell, managing director of the PAC, said thousands of young people have performed on the theater’s state of the art stage since it was founded 23 years ago.

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Not quite Snowmageddon

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:16 am

A minor amount of snow is left behind at Laguna Oaks Golf Course in Cape May Court House after winter storm Juno finishes its course over Cape May County Tuesday, Jan. 27. A minor amount of snow is left behind at Laguna Oaks Golf Course in Cape May Court House after winter storm Juno finishes its course over Cape May County Tuesday, Jan. 27. A minor amount of snow is left behind at Laguna Oaks Golf Course in Cape May Court House after winter storm Juno finishes its course over Cape May County Tuesday, Jan. 27. A minor amount of snow is left behind at Laguna Oaks Golf Course in Cape May Court House after winter storm Juno finishes its course over Cape May County Tuesday, Jan. 27. A minor amount of snow is left behind at Laguna Oaks Golf Course in Cape May Court House after winter storm Juno finishes its course over Cape May County Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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Feel the beat at Middle Township High School talent show

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 29, 2015 09:54 am

The Middle Township High School step team performs a dance they called “Africa” during the talent show, Saturday Night Live, Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Performing Arts Center.  The event is hosted by the United Young Generation, a group of students from the Middle Township school district focused on cultural awareness, school spirit, academic growth, and community involvement. The Middle Township High School step team performs a dance they called “Africa” during the talent show, Saturday Night Live, Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Performing Arts Center. The event is hosted by the United Young Generation, a group of students from the Middle Township school district focused on cultural awareness, school spirit, academic growth, and community involvement. The Middle Township High School step team performs a dance they called “Africa” during the talent show, Saturday Night Live, Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Performing Arts Center.  The event is hosted by the United Young Generation, a group of students from the Middle Township school district focused on cultural awareness, school spirit, academic growth, and community involvement.

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FEMA maps may give bay shoreline most restrictive rating

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Written by David Benson Thursday, January 29, 2015 09:07 am

Stewart Farrell, marine geology professor at Richard Stockton College, and Business Administrator Connie Mahon speak to area residents about FEMA’s proposed flood maps designating bay shoreline areas as V zones. Stewart Farrell, marine geology professor at Richard Stockton College, and Business Administrator Connie Mahon speak to area residents about FEMA’s proposed flood maps designating bay shoreline areas as V zones. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents along the bay shoreline face steep increases in flood insurance if preliminary flood zone maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are approved, a coastal geologist said last week.

Area residents may not have long to challenge the new maps, perhaps as little as three months, Stewart Farrell said at a township committee meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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New officers take oath at Middle Township Committee meeting

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:18 pm

Chris Clifford’s wife, Lisa, and daughter, Sheila, attend the new officer’s swearing-in by Mayor Tim Donohue. Chris Clifford’s wife, Lisa, and daughter, Sheila, attend the new officer’s swearing-in by Mayor Tim Donohue. Michael Reardon takes the oath of office from Mayor Tim Donohue, while the new officer’s mother, Brenda Rowe holds the Bible. Michael Reardon takes the oath of office from Mayor Tim Donohue, while the new officer’s mother, Brenda Rowe holds the Bible. Police plan greater focus on Rio Grande

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township swore in two new police officers last week, and Police Chief Christopher Leusner said that the latest additions bring the department up to a full complement of 48 officers.

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Sea Isle boy scouts raise $7,000 for mission trip to Haiti

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:31 am

Jimmy Papperman (left) and Ben Bauer, both members of Boy Scout Troop 76 in Sea Isle City, will leave on a mission trip to Haiti on Feb. 9. The duo has raised almost $7,000 to fund the trip. Jimmy Papperman (left) and Ben Bauer, both members of Boy Scout Troop 76 in Sea Isle City, will leave on a mission trip to Haiti on Feb. 9. The duo has raised almost $7,000 to fund the trip. SEA ISLE CITY – Two Sea Isle City boy scouts will leave on a mission trip to Haiti next month, hoping to rebuild part of an orphanage and deliver hundreds of pounds of rice to hungry families.

Jimmy Papperman, 13, and Ben Bauer, 14, both freshmen at Cape Christian Academy in Middle Township, have raised nearly $7,000 toward the trip through yard sales, soliciting donations and selling a litter of puppies.

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Changes recommended in examination of finance department

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, January 27, 2015 06:28 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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Off-duty police officer reports alleged aggravated assault in Lower Township

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Written by David Benson Monday, January 26, 2015 12:42 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – A West Virginia man was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, after an off-duty Middle Township police officer called 911 about an incident in an area parking lot.

Adrian Mowery, 31, Romney, W.V., was charged with striking Matthew Danze, in the head with some type of stick as he left the Bayshore Inn, North Cape May, at about 2 a.m. Jan. 18, said Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana.

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