• 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

Heritage opens its first store in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 08:00 am

Employees at Heritage’s Dairy Store celebrated the store’s grand opening last week with sales over the weekend. Shown are: Melissa Stuhlor, wearing the mascot’s costume, Michelle Mayo, Mike Strockbine, Phil Lazar, Gretchen Matlock, Paula Christ, Connie Doerrmann, Stephanie Gardenhire, Annamarie Lazar, Phil MacAdams and Justin Phifer. Employees at Heritage’s Dairy Store celebrated the store’s grand opening last week with sales over the weekend. Shown are: Melissa Stuhlor, wearing the mascot’s costume, Michelle Mayo, Mike Strockbine, Phil Lazar, Gretchen Matlock, Paula Christ, Connie Doerrmann, Stephanie Gardenhire, Annamarie Lazar, Phil MacAdams and Justin Phifer. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Heritage’s Dairy Store opened its first store in Cape May County last week, making it the 34th store the chain has opened since 1957.

“We’re a family business, not a big organization,” said Mike Strockbine, a spokesman for the new store on Route 9 in Cape May Court House.

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Taking the triathlon plunge

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, July 05, 2014 07:26 am

photo by Jen Marra photo by Jen Marra A group of female triathletes race into the ocean to start the quarter mile swim portion of the Islandman Triathlon Saturday, June 28, at 31st Street beach in Avalon.  The event is hosted by Time Kerr Charities.

--photo by Jen Marra

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Villas man charged with stealing copper pipes from Stone Harbor homes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 04, 2014 12:55 pm

STONE HARBOR – A Villas man is in jail on charges of stealing copper pipes and condensers from borough homes after state police used DNA to identify the suspect, officials said Friday.

Theft and damages to three homes are estimated at more than $21,000, according to police.

Stephen E. Schofield, 44, was arrested by sheriff's officers at Superior Court, Thursday, July 3, where he was appearing on an unrelated matter, according to a statement from Stone Harbor Police.

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Forget Google, the library has the answers

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, July 04, 2014 08:50 am

Lisa Brownback and Lisa Alderfer, librarians at the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, work in the reference department and have many books on local history. Lisa Brownback and Lisa Alderfer, librarians at the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, work in the reference department and have many books on local history. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Four local women have all the answers, or at least know where to find most of them.

Lisa Brownback, Linda Melroy, Mary Jane Dillon and Lisa Alderfer are degreed information specialists whose job it is to find the answers to puzzling questions offered by the public. It could be anything from a loan made by France to the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War or to the washing ashore of a “sea monster” in Cape May in 1921.

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Woodbine seeks $1.18 million from state for safer streets

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 04, 2014 08:48 am

WOODBINE – The borough has asked the state for $1.18 million to continue its push to improve area roads and streets, a municipal official said in a recent statement.

Mayor William Pikolycky said he’s asked the state Department of Transportation for two separate grants to address issues in Woodbine.

One grant request, about $540,000, would cover the final phase of the Woodbine Town Center Streetscape Improvement and Pedestrian Safety Program.

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Traffic signal at Fulling Mill, Route 47 active

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 04:17 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A traffic signal at Route 47 and Fulling Mill Road has been turned on by the state, though local officials have not yet received notification from the state about the light’s activation.

“The chief got a call about an hour ago from one of our officers that the light is on and fully activated,” said Connie Mahon, business administrator.

Area residents reported that the light began flashing yellow sometime on Wednesday, July 2.

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Meals on Wheels comes to community center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 08:47 am

WOODBINE - Mayor William Pikolycky has announced that the Woodbine Community Center at 812 Longfellow St. has been approved as a Meals on Wheels site.

Applications to participate will be available at the Woodbine Borough Hall, 501 Washington Ave., weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Registrants must be 60 or over, or disabled. Caretakers also eligible to apply. Applicants must be county residents. Summer residents may apply for the program.

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Diller Home offers beach fun to vision impaired kids

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 03, 2014 08:21 am

Toby Welsh, left, works with his friends, Alli Brinkley and Richard Thompson to dig what Welsh refers to as his “hole of doom.” Toby Welsh, left, works with his friends, Alli Brinkley and Richard Thompson to dig what Welsh refers to as his “hole of doom.” Donations keep an Avalon tradition going strong

AVALON – Katie Siple tipped her head back as a salty breeze blew in off the ocean and swept her shoulder-length hair around her face. The sun was bright, and Siple basked in its warmth.

“I don’t think I’ll go into the water just now,” she said. “The surf sounds rough.”

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Church plans barbecue

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 08:16 am

AVALON – First United Methodist Church of Avalon will hold its annual chicken barbecue Saturday, July 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the church at 34th and Dune Drive, pick-up only.

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance by calling 609-967-8008 or 609-368-4459.

On the menu is a 1/2 barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, snowflake roll, pickles and a homemade brownie.

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Township Committee takes a turn in the dunk tank at July 4 celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 04:13 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township’s Independence Day celebration is planned Friday, July 4, at the Clarence and Georgiana Davies Sports Complex at 626 Goshen Road.

Festivities begin at 4 p.m., with vendors, food, crafts and activities through 9 p.m.

Dunk the Township Committee from 5 to 6 p.m., and dunk the football coaches from 6 to 8 p.m.

Fireworks at scheduled at dusk.

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