• 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

Scrappy and Merlin: pets of the week

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 07:35 am

Scrappy Scrappy Scrappy is an adult black Labrador retriever, who’s lived with cats, kids and other dogs without problems. Shelter workers said that Scrappy is an older dog, who would do well in a quiet home. Scrappy like to chase a tennis ball, and will play until he’s too tired to move. Scrappy’s adoption fee is $95 which includes neutering, micro chipping, all vaccinations brought up to date.

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PAC dance festival to finish with three national competitions

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 07:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to free dance performances beginning July 1 at the Middle Township’s Performing Art Center when three companies bring their national competitions to the stage in Cape May Court House.

According to Kay Aspell, managing director, the show begins when the Power of Dance Company of Green Brook takes to the stage, July 1-2. The competition begins at 9 a.m. and expected to finish around 8 p.m.

On Stage America of Baltimore is next on the agenda, July 6-11, and competitions are scheduled throughout the day, again from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Catherine Wolfe appointed clinical manager of intensive care

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 07:01 am

Catherine Wolfe Catherine Wolfe CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Catherine Wolfe has been appointed clinical manager of intensive care at Cape Regional Medical Center, hospital officials announced recently.

“Cathy is a dedicated nursing professional committed to improving patient care through education and evidence-based practice,” said Louise Baclasky, administrative director of critical care and dialysis.

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Middle Township Gazette Map - 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

 

Middle Township Gazette Map - 2014

 

Middle Township Map - 2014

   

Child airlifted to hospital after 2nd story fall

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 04:45 pm

AVALON – An 18-month old child fell from a second story window in Avalon, Thursday, June 26, and was taken by helicopter to Cooper Hospital in Camden, officials said in a press release.

Avalon police were called to the 700 block of Sunrise Drive at 5:16 p.m. after a child on the second-floor landing pushed against a screen that gave way.

The child fell from the landing to a concrete surface on the first floor.  The Cape May County Emergency Dispatch Center dispatched both Avalon Police and the Avalon Rescue Squad to the scene.

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Get up close and personal with amphibians and reptiles at 4-H fair

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 04:37 pm

A bearded dragon is just one of the many reptiles that 4-H members learn about in Scales & Tails. A bearded dragon is just one of the many reptiles that 4-H members learn about in Scales & Tails. Saying reptiles are becoming more popular, the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program has added a herpetology club called Scales & Tails, last fall. After nearly a year of learning and working with critters that slither and hiss, club members will show their animals during the annual 4-H fair at the Lockwood 4-H Youth Center July 17-19.

The Scales & Tails club is led by Louise Sugar and her son, David, and it focuses reptiles and amphibians.

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Lt. William Adams is township’s third FBI Academy graduate

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 11:50 am

Lt. William Adams Lt. William Adams CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Less than 1 percent of police officers nationwide get the chance to attend the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Va., and now Middle Township can lay claim to having three officers trained by the bureau, officials said recently.

On June 13, Lt. William Adams graduated the 255th session of the academy.

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Democrats seek members, candidates

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 26, 2014 09:33 am

The Democratic Party in Cape May County is looking for new members after a recent reorganization, and the party’s chairman wants to see more county residents take part in upcoming elections.

“We’re always looking for new people,” said James Pickering of South Seaville. Pickering was reelected chairman of the county’s Democratic Committee Thursday, June 5.

This week he acknowledged that more Republicans are registered in the county than Democrats.

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Echo of 2010 schism in tax board fight

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 26, 2014 09:22 am

Melanie Collins Melanie Collins Van Drew blocks local GOP’s pick for county position

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A 2010 Republican schism continues to reverberate in Cape May County, and appears to be the reason a Cape May Court House woman has been blocked from a seat on the county Board of Taxation.

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PHOTOS: Cape May County Tech graduates Class of 2014

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:21 pm

The Cape May County Technical High School holds their commencement ceremony for the Class of 2014 Friday, June 20, in the gymnasium. Students proudly accept their diplomas and say goodbye to senior year. The Cape May County Technical High School holds their commencement ceremony for the Class of 2014 Friday, June 20, in the gymnasium. Students proudly accept their diplomas and say goodbye to senior year. The Cape May County Technical High School holds their commencement ceremony for the Class of 2014 Friday, June 20, in the gymnasium. Students proudly accept their diplomas and say goodbye to senior year.  Photos by Jen Marra

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