Middle Township Gazette

Coast Guard art, essay contests set for students

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 20, 2015 06:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE –  County students from 5 to 18 are invited to take part in an art essay contests with a theme of “What the Coast Guard Means to Me” as part of Cape May County’s Coast Guard Community festival, planned May 8-10.

The festival celebrates the county’s designation as a Coast Guard community, and winners of the contest will take part in a May 8 ceremony.

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Police and staff honored at awards ceremony

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 19, 2015 06:45 pm

Cpl. Jennifer DeLanzo was just one of the officers honored by Mayor Tim Donohue and Chief Christopher Leusner at Wednesday's award ceremony. DeLanzo received the 2013 Good Samaritan award after she donated a kidney to a church member. Cpl. Jennifer DeLanzo was just one of the officers honored by Mayor Tim Donohue and Chief Christopher Leusner at Wednesday's award ceremony. DeLanzo received the 2013 Good Samaritan award after she donated a kidney to a church member. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Police officers don’t often talk about risking their lives, or saving the lives of others. It goes against their nature. As far as cops are concerned, it’s all just part of the job. Not something to brag about.

Some of their heroics don’t even show up in the media, because officers prefer to keep any sacrifices they’ve made to themselves.

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Middle Township man charged in SWAT team raid

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 04:40 pm

RIO GRANDE – A Middle Township man has been charged with possession of heroin and a prohibited weapon after a SWAT team searched a residence on Route 47 in Rio Grande on Wednesday, March 18, police said.

Police said that Alex Gonzalez, 36, was found with distribution amounts of heroin, along with marijuana, a stun gun and an unnamed amount of money that was taken for civil forfeiture as proceeds from the illegal sale and distribution of narcotics.

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Firefighters, Samaritans, police rescue man from icy water

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:59 pm

STONE HARBOR – Firefighters on a Waverunner raced to join police and good Samaritans Wednesday night to rescue a 76-year-old man who apparently jumped from the Great Channel Bridge over Ocean Drive into the dark and frigid waters below, police said in a press release.

It was just after dark, about 8 p.m., by the time Stone Harbor Police Officer Anthony Tirelli found what he reported as a suspicious vehicle parked in the northbound lane near the crest of the bridge. The car was unoccupied, the officer said. Its lights were off and the keys were in the ignition. A wallet was on the center console.

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Volleyball tournament planned to support Relay for Life

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:45 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a Relay for Life Volleyball Tournament at Middle Township High School, from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 20, sponsored by the student council.

Sign up to play, or just come out to watch. The tournament is limited to 16 teams, each with eight members – two of whom must be female. Cost is $40 per team. Proceeds benefit Middle Township Relay for Life.

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Spring into the ocean

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:04 am

Participants take a quick dip in to the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Stone Harbor Shiver Saturday, March 14, at 96th Street and the beach.  The event is hosted by the Stone Harbor Chamber of commerce and proceeds benefit Friend in Need and Family Promise of Cape May County. The water temperature is around 38 this week. Participants take a quick dip in to the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Stone Harbor Shiver Saturday, March 14, at 96th Street and the beach. The event is hosted by the Stone Harbor Chamber of commerce and proceeds benefit Friend in Need and Family Promise of Cape May County. The water temperature is around 38 this week. Participants take a quick dip in to the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Stone Harbor Shiver Saturday, March 14, at 96th Street and the beach.  The event is hosted by the Stone Harbor Chamber of commerce and proceeds benefit Friend in Need and Family Promise of Cape May County. The water temperature is around 38 this week.

More photos by Jen Marra

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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ planned at Performing Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 08:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a presentation of “Bye Bye Birdie” by students of Middle Township Middle School on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, at the Performing Arts Center.

Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $10 adults and $8 senior citizens and students.

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Catholic school looks to community for tuition grants

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 19, 2015 07:58 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The community is lending a hand to students who want a Catholic education, and a recent $17,000 donation has given school officials hope that a newly introduced Adopt a Student program will work.

Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School took to the Internet early this year with a fundraising drive for tuition assistance to be used for children in or out of the four parishes the school serves.

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Atkinson’s Restaurant changes hands after 37 years

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:02 am

Atkinson’s Restaurant and Tavern changes hands after 37 years. Atkinson’s Restaurant and Tavern changes hands after 37 years. New owner plans renovations in the fall

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A landmark restaurant in Mayville, along with its liquor license, has changed hands, passing from the family of former Mayor Susan Atkinson-DeLanzo to Lou Altobelli Jr., the township’s business person of the year in 2014.

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Experimental oyster reefs planned off south Reeds Beach

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 18, 2015 08:50 am

Researchers hope reefs will protect shore, crabs and homes

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A $60,000 project to build two experimental oyster reefs off the shores of Reeds Beach is set to get underway next month, and conservation officials plan to invite the public to wade into the surf to help construct the aquatic habitat.

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