• Father Christmas An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

    Holiday music review planned

    Cape May Stage presents “Merry Melodies: A Holiday Celebration”

    Celebrate the holidays at Cape May Stage with a musical revue, filled with holiday songs…

  • Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited Cape May Court House this week to urge area residents to shop locally. He was joined by town leaders on a tour of business on Main…</div>
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    Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts.WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered…

  • When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

  • Madison Kelly, 12, has donated twice to the Middle Township Police Department’s holiday drive for toys.Despite cerebral palsy, 12-year-old keeps on giving

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christmas is a time of giving, and few people take the concept more seriously than township residents Madison Kelly, 12, and her mother, Samantha.

    Not long ago, the young girl surprised Middle Township police by dropping off a large cache of toys – gifts for area children in the police department’s annual toy…

Middle Township Gazette

Woodbine woman allegedly burglarizes same home twice

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:33 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.

Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police,  she knew the victim.

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Lane reopened on Parkway after truck strikes bridge

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:38 am

Dale Gerhart/Press of Atlantic City photo courtesy of Dale Gerhart/Press of Atlantic City MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Northbound traffic on the Garden State Parkway eased Wednesday morning, after a state inspector allowed a lane to be reopened after giving the bridge over Avalon Boulevard a clean bill of health.

On Tuesday, the state Turnpike Authority closed one lane of the Garden State Parkway after a tractor-trailer truck carrying several cars struck the northbound bridge while traveling on Avalon Boulevard.

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State lawmaker introduces resolution supporting local businesses

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, December 17, 2014 09:29 am

Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited Cape May Court House this week to urge area residents to shop locally. He was joined by town leaders on a tour of business on Main and Mechanic streets. Shown are Carol Struett, chairwoman Middle Township Economic Development Council, Middle Township Committeeman Dan Lockwood, Karen Parker, owner Bloom’s Florist, Fiocchi, Cape May County Freeholder Gerald Thornton, and Rick Rixey, member of the development council. Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited Cape May Court House this week to urge area residents to shop locally. He was joined by town leaders on a tour of business on Main and Mechanic streets. Shown are Carol Struett, chairwoman Middle Township Economic Development Council, Middle Township Committeeman Dan Lockwood, Karen Parker, owner Bloom’s Florist, Fiocchi, Cape May County Freeholder Gerald Thornton, and Rick Rixey, member of the development council. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A state lawmaker visited businesses in Middle Township on Tuesday, Dec. 16, in a drive to encourage area residents to shop locally, saying that more than half of the money spent in local business stays within the township, and that it can revitalize communities throughout the area.

Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, District 1, and Assemblywoman Donna M. Simon, District 16, introduced a resolution last week urging residents to shop locally, as well as to support local businesses and organizations.

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UPDATED: One lane closed on Parkway after truck strikes bridge

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, December 16, 2014 04:33 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The state closed one lane of the Garden State Parkway after a tractor-trailer truck carrying several cars struck the northbound bridge while traveling on Avalon Boulevard.

Middle Township police officers responding to the incident at about 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, said there was visible damage to a steel girder on the bridge, said Police Capt. John Edwards.

According to the captain, the driver of the truck that struck the bridge had just loaded a car and neglected to lower the hydraulic lift used to get the vehicle onto his trailer.

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Township’s chief financial officer resigns

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 01:31 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee unanimously accepted the resignation of its chief financial officer Monday, Dec. 15, and passed a resolution appointing John Clifford as temporary CFO.

Tracey Taverner turned in her resignation, effective Wednesday, Dec. 24. She is the second township financial officer to resign within the last two months.

Deputy CFO Mary Kate Matthews-Garry resigned Nov. 7, to take a position with the Middle Township Board of Education.

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Annual Christmas party provides coats and gifts to area children

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Written by David Benson Monday, December 15, 2014 02:55 pm

Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts. Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts. WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered for Santa’s attention, shouting his name and cheering as he was lowered to the ground by a Middle Township fire engine at the Martin Luther King Center, Saturday, Dec. 13, during Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party.

Burgess “Butch” Hamer, owner of the school, has had to scale the party back some since it was started 18 years ago, because fewer donations have come in, yet he and the school were still able to raise enough funds to provide gifts and new winter coats to 65 children in Middle Township, Wildwood and Cape May.

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Bishop McHugh students earn Fruit of the Spirit awards

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 15, 2014 07:34 am

Shown are: Mia Hackerman, R.J. Attenborough, Olivia Boehmler, Nicholas Colalillo, Gemma Ciabatoni, Lillian Capone, Tim Lashley, Emily Holzer, Stella Murphy and Samantha Andress Shown are: Mia Hackerman, R.J. Attenborough, Olivia Boehmler, Nicholas Colalillo, Gemma Ciabatoni, Lillian Capone, Tim Lashley, Emily Holzer, Stella Murphy and Samantha Andress CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Each month students from each grade level at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School are selected to receive Fruit of the Spirit awards.

Selected students are recognized for embodying the Gospel value of joy at the Nov. 25 Mass at the school.

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County clerk warns against phone, mail solicitations for deed

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:57 am

County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti with mailer urging homeowners to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti with mailer urging homeowners to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti has warned consumers to be wary of mail or phone solicitations urging property owners to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. 

“A recent mailer sent to Cape May County homeowners from ‘Local Records Office’ urges them to obtain a certified copy of their property deed for a fee of $89,” Fulginiti said.

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Library names Nina Ranalli history center director

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:18 am

AVALON – The Avalon Free Public Library has announced Nina Ranalli has been named the director of the Avalon History Center, 215 39th St. Most recently, Ranalli was curator and grants administrator for the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum.

She was also a McNeil Culture Fellow at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Del., and earlier served as a curatorial assistant and membership coordinator at Historic Cold Spring Village.

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Six area residents sworn in as children’s court advocates

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:10 am

Monica Fox, Gwen Buchanan, Carole Weidman, Yvonne Unrath, Jacqueline Freund, Hope Waldron, Merv Cherrin, Connie Hay, Judge Damon G. Tyner, Kate Synder, Sarah Marcelliano, Christine Fuhs, Suzanne Sule, Roberta Wallace, Noreen Mostafa, and Janet Ariza. Monica Fox, Gwen Buchanan, Carole Weidman, Yvonne Unrath, Jacqueline Freund, Hope Waldron, Merv Cherrin, Connie Hay, Judge Damon G. Tyner, Kate Synder, Sarah Marcelliano, Christine Fuhs, Suzanne Sule, Roberta Wallace, Noreen Mostafa, and Janet Ariza. SOMERS POINT – Six Cape May County residents were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point, Thursday, Nov. 20.

As CASA volunteers, they will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The goal is to help place children in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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