• 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

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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Katie Flounders runs to find a cure

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:33 pm

Katie Flounders Katie Flounders DEL HAVEN – Katie Flounders will run 100 miles this month for her friends.

“I’ve been raising money to fight cancer with Alex’s Lemonade Stand since 2010,” Flounders said. “This is my first year with Alex’s Million Mile.”

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Police: Man found in lawn with bag of psilocybin mushrooms

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 02:46 pm

STONE HARBOR – A California man was charged with drug possession after borough police said they found him asleep in a lawn near a bicycle at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

Michael Gary Wallace, 34, Newport, was charged with a 3rd degree crime, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.

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Health care aide charged with stealing $63,000 worth of jewelry

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 02:20 pm

Margaret A. Sleght Margaret A. Sleght STONE HARBOR – A North Cape May home health care aide has been charged with stealing $63,000 worth of jewelry from the borough resident she took care of, police said in a statement.

Margaret A. Sleght, 51, was charged with 3rd degree theft, after Stone Harbor police said they found evidence of the theft at her home while executing a search warrant on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Sept. 1-7

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Written by Police Blotter Monday, September 15, 2014 12:49 pm

Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Sept. 1-7. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

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‘Life Chain’ event set Oct. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:28 am

RIO GRANDE - The public is invited to participate in the “Life Chain,” beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at which a group of people form a cross along the intersection of routes 9 and 47 in Rio Grande to protest abortion.

The hour-long event takes place rain or shine.

Interested people can pick up a sign at the K-mart parking lot along Route 9 in Rio Grande.

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Stroke/brain injury and amputee support group plan luncheon

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The stroke/brain injury and “un-limb-ited” potential support groups will have a combined luncheon and meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Cape Regional Medical Center in the Maruchi Room.

Those who have had a stroke or brain injury are welcome at the luncheon, as well as those who have had an amputation of any kind.

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Early-Stage Alzheimer’s forum planned at medical center

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:19 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a forum for people with early changes related to mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 at Cape Regional Medical Center in classrooms A and B.

Registration and light refreshments begin at 9 a.m.  Family members are invited, however, they cannot attend without the person with the memory-related changes.

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Classes offered Cape May County Campus of Atlantic Cape

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

MAYS LANDING-Atlantic Cape Community College’s Continuing Education division will offer a variety of courses in Cape May County this fall.

Courses include Excel 2010; exploring the world via the Internet for seniors; fraud recognition for seniors; introduction to personal/business computers; personal trainer certification; manage, edit, and email photographs; Quickbooks Pro 2013 boot camp; substitute teacher certification; technical assistant; wine appreciation of the wines of Cape May County; and Word 2010.

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Bishop McHugh preschool has open house

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:16 am

Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School opens the doors to Little Storm Preschool for an Open House Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School opens the doors to Little Storm Preschool for an Open House CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to an open house for the Little Storm Preschool at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School from 8:15-11:15 a.m. on Sept. 10, 11, 16, 18 and 23.

The preschool has classes for infants through age 4, and begins

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