Middle Township Gazette

Jessica Pikolycky earns masters’ degree in education

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Written by David Benson Sunday, June 08, 2014 07:48 am

Jessica Pikolycky Jessica Pikolycky WOODBINE – Jessica Pikolycky, Woodbine, recently earned a masters’ degree in education from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Pikolycky works in the Hamilton Township School District in eighth grade special education language arts.

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Cape Tech students earn welding certification

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Written by David Benson Sunday, June 08, 2014 07:41 am

Shown from left:  Stanley VanNote, North Wildwood; Nicholas Schuler, Upper Township; Matthew Kimball, Dennis Township; George Loder, Upper Township; Morgan Teller, Middle Township; and Michael Pettit, Dennis Township.  Not pictured:  Johnny Jones, Dennis Township; and Joshua Mander, Upper Township. Shown from left: Stanley VanNote, North Wildwood; Nicholas Schuler, Upper Township; Matthew Kimball, Dennis Township; George Loder, Upper Township; Morgan Teller, Middle Township; and Michael Pettit, Dennis Township. Not pictured: Johnny Jones, Dennis Township; and Joshua Mander, Upper Township. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Eight seniors in the welding technology program at the Cape May County Technical High School recently earned their American Welding Society 1G Certification, which is needed for entry-level jobs in the welding field.

Thomas Jackson is the welding instructor.

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David Tarantino appointed chief medical officer

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:24 am

David Tarantino David Tarantino CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape Regional Health System has announced the appointment of Dr. David Tarantino as the chief medical officer, effective June 16.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. David Tarantino to Cape Regional Health System,” said Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO. “Dr. Tarantino’s strong clinical background coupled with his extensive experience in medical staff leadership and development will be a tremendous benefit to the Health System as we continue to grow to meet the needs of our community.”

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Samantha Szathmary graduates from DeSales University

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:23 am

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Samantha Szathmary, Cape May Court House, has earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from DeSales University.

DeSales University, in Center Valley, Pa., is a private, four-year Catholic liberal arts university.

   

Diane Hermann receives lifestyle award

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 07:53 am

Diane Hermann Diane Hermann Diane Hermann of the county Board of Social Services received the American Heart Association Healthy Lifestyle Award at the AHA Heart Walk at the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, May 17.

Hermann was nominated for the award by the county Wellness Division for her dedication to living and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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Medical center receives an ‘A’ for safety

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 07:47 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape Regional Medical Center has earned high marks from a group that grades hospitals on their ability to keep patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors, a hospital representative said in a press release.

The medical center received an “A” from Hospital Safety Score.

“Cape Regional Medical Center continually strives to achieve the highest level of patient safety and quality as evidenced by this ‘A’ rating by the Leapfrog Group,” said Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO. “Congratulations to our entire team of physicians and staff for creating a culture of patient safety and quality in all that we do.”

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Winners named in historical society photo contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 11:07 am

Diane LaPreta, “The Cove at Cape May” Diane LaPreta, “The Cove at Cape May” AVALON - The Avalon Historical Society recently named the winners of the 2014 Photography Contest, held on Tuesday, May 27.

The judges awarded first place in the scenic category and best in show to Diane LaPreta for “The Cove at Cape May.”

Second in the same category went to John Steiger. Diane LaPreta also took third place.

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Dance Dynamics holds groundbreaking for dance studio in Dennis Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 09:14 am

Students, parents and teachers attended the groundbreaking for the new location of Dance Dynamics. Students, parents and teachers attended the groundbreaking for the new location of Dance Dynamics. OCEAN VIEW — Students, parents and teachers of Dance Dynamics, along with members of the community, met on Monday, May 19, to break ground on an 8,000-square-foot dance studio at 2609 Route 9 in Dennis Township.

“We have been around for over 18 years and now have over 250 students,” said Mary Beth Clark, founder of Dance Dynamics in a press release. “We are just bursting at the seams of our current studio in Seaville.”

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Elizabeth Simpkins named April Employee of the Month

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 06, 2014 08:58 am

Elizabeth Simpkins accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her the township’s April Employee of the month. Elizabeth Simpkins accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her the township’s April Employee of the month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Elizabeth Simpkins was honored as April's Employee of the Month at the Township Committee meeting on Monday, June 2.

Simpkins has worked for the township for about 12 years, and is currently the deputy tax assessor.

“We want to thank Liz for all of the things she does in her job, as well as outside of her job,” Mayor Tim Donohue said.

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Maria Mattera completes Master Gardener program

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:57 am

Maria Mattera completed Rutger’s Master Gardener program in May. She’s shown here with fellow public works employee, William Dieffenderfer. Maria Mattera completed Rutger’s Master Gardener program in May. She’s shown here with fellow public works employee, William Dieffenderfer. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Maria Mattera, of the Township Public Works Department, was recognized at the committee meeting on Monday, June 2, for completing the Rutgers Master Gardener’s program at the Cumberland County Cooperative Building, a township official said recently.

“Maria had demonstrated an interest in horticulture and was part of our grounds crew, who are responsible for maintaining the various township owned facilities,” said Kimberly Krauss, township clerk. “Maria expressed an interest in attending courses in this field, so we reached out to Rutgers and the Cooperative Extension and found her a course.”

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