Middle Township Gazette

Chat with a State Trooper

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 10, 2014 07:47 am

WOODBINE – The public is invited to chat with a State Trooper from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14 at Marge’s Diner, 1974 North Route 9, Cape May Court House.

According to Lt. Doug Pearson, Woodbine station commander, the troopers will address issues in the community.

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Worship in the park

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 06:05 pm

Shown are members of the worship team: Deb Czezecki, June Camizzdi, Adam Nudo, Abbie Sheptock, Lane Simkins, Andrew Milcarek and Paul Thompson. Shown are members of the worship team: Deb Czezecki, June Camizzdi, Adam Nudo, Abbie Sheptock, Lane Simkins, Andrew Milcarek and Paul Thompson. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The worship team from Lighthouse Church, Burleigh, was just one of many bands who raised joyous songs of praise at "Praise in the Park," held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

Hundreds of people streamed through the park, raising their voices and hands in worship as bands from churches around the area played traditional and contemporary music.

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Bank robbed in Rio Grande, police release video

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Written by David Benson Saturday, August 09, 2014 05:46 pm

RIO GRANDE - An unarmed man robbed a bank in Rio Grande, Saturday, Aug. 9, at about 1 p.m., Middle Township Police said, and officials have released a video of the alleged thief, asking the public's help in finding the suspect.

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Results of Brendan Borek Surf Memorial

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 07:56 am

Jack Hendee, 14, of Cape May Court House takes a sharp turn on a wave to score some points in the boys semi-final heat as a fellow competitor paddles back out during the Brendan Borek Surf Memorial Saturday, Aug. 2, at 30th Street and the beach in Avalon.  Hendee moved on to the final and took first place in his age group.  Jack Hendee, 14, of Cape May Court House takes a sharp turn on a wave to score some points in the boys semi-final heat as a fellow competitor paddles back out during the Brendan Borek Surf Memorial Saturday, Aug. 2, at 30th Street and the beach in Avalon. Hendee moved on to the final and took first place in his age group. Area surfers and residents turned out Saturday, Aug. 2, to support the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a local grassroots organization that provides “comprehensive, compassionate and personalized assistance” to local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

photos by Jen Marra

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Pops to perform free concerts in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 07:51 am

STONE HARBOR — The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra will perform a free outdoor concerts in Stone Harbor this summer as part of the borough’s centennial celebration. 

The Pops will perform 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12. Guest artists will be scheduled to perform at all four concerts.

The concerts will be staged at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, where a tent will be set up for the sale of beer and wine. Guests may bring a blanket or a beach chair.

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Pets of the Week - Linus, Cyrano and Marilyn

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 09, 2014 07:26 am

Linus Linus Linus is a young pit bull terrier that shelter workers have described as good with people and other animals. The dog is currently in the CLASS training program at the shelter, and a good student who’s learning new skills. Linus crate trained, workers said, and will go to his crate to relax when asked. He can sit on cue and is learning down, come and watch. Linus’s adoption fee is $95 which includes neutering, micro chipping, all vaccinations brought up to date.

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Woodbine man killed in crash that injures his 4-year-old son

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 02:09 pm

WOODBINE — A Woodbine man was killed in a Washington Township head-on collision early Thursday that sent three others, including the victim’s 4-year-old son, to the hospital.

Michael Williams, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene 12:49 a.m., Friday, Aug. 8, after his Honda Civic was struck by a Nissan Maxima, driven by James Catona, 27, Washington Township, according to a statement from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s office.

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Anglers land unusual catches

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Written by Heather Holtzapfel James Friday, August 08, 2014 11:19 am

Many weekend anglers will be anxious to get back out on the water after last weekend’s washout, yet during the week there were some unusual catches.

Matthew Gagliardi, 10, of Cape May Court House has his hands full with a mahi mahi caught from the 2FB and weighed in at Grassy Sound Marina. Matthew Gagliardi, 10, of Cape May Court House has his hands full with a mahi mahi caught from the 2FB and weighed in at Grassy Sound Marina. Matthew Gagliardi, 10, of Cape May Court House has his hands full with a mahi mahi caught from the 2FB and weighed in at Grassy Sound Marina.

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Residents at odds over year-round living at campground

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 08, 2014 10:46 am

One of the permanent residence at Hideaway Beach in Goshen. One of the permanent residence at Hideaway Beach in Goshen. GOSHEN – Some residents of a local campground have said they’re concerned that their home-away-from-home could be shut down, and that’s why they reached out to the township earlier this year to report a violation of a municipal ordinance.

Other residents say it’s a case of sour grapes.

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COAH spurs local fight

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 08, 2014 10:21 am

Middle says it will challenge latest rules, but the disagreement is over whom to hire

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Republicans and Democrats agree that the state’s upcoming requirements for affordable housing in the township are unreasonable, but at Monday’s committee meeting, they split on the choice of attorney’s to fight the third round of housing obligations in Middle Township.

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