Middle Township Gazette

African lions to make their debut at Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 04:07 pm

Twin African lions, Bella and Lex, are new to the zoo. Twin African lions, Bella and Lex, are new to the zoo. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Folks in Cape May Court House may hear twin roars this weekend, as new lions get used to their surroundings in Cape May County.

Two 3-year-old African lions from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson arrived at the zoo in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, zoo officials announced Friday, Nov. 21.

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Democrats secure seats after vote recount in Dennis committee race

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 21, 2014 04:05 pm

Republican contender plans to challenge election

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – Democrats in Dennis Township have officially won the election after a court-ordered recount of votes, though an attorney for a Republican candidate has promised a challenge to the election.

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Wetland Institute volunteers receive Disney Conservation award

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 08:01 am

Steve and Susan Ahern were two of the winners of the Disney Conservation Heroes award. Steve and Susan Ahern were two of the winners of the Disney Conservation Heroes award. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Wetlands Institute has announced that Joe Grottola and Steve and Susan Ahern – part of the storm drain terrapin rescue team – have been honored with a Disney Conservation Heroes award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to save wildlife, protect habitats, and educate communities, according to a statement from the institute.

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Zack Thomas chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 07:52 am

Zack Thomas Zack Thomas CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Zack Thomas, a Middle Township High School sophomore, was recently nominated to attend the three-day, Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC.

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County museum celebrates season of giving

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 07:48 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County’s tradition of helping those in need will be celebrated this season when the Museum of Cape May County, 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, opens its doors to welcome several local charities, and their food, fund and gift-raising efforts.

“Like the rest of our nation, people here in the county continue to be adversely affected by economic conditions,” said curator Sheila McCloy-Nuss. “The museum is the perfect place local agencies to gather and meet members of the community.”

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Township may expand options for dog licenses

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 21, 2014 07:21 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee is moving quickly on a request to give pet owners the option of having a three-year license for dogs, in addition to one year licenses.

Two weeks ago, Madelyn McCarroll, chairwoman Animal Advisory Board, urged the committee to fine tune its pet ordinances to allow for both clarity and ease for pet owners.

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Bishop McHugh announces first quarter honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 08:34 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Students are recognized for their achievements by being earning “honors” or “second honors” in grades five through eight.

Fourth graders receive academic honors without differentiation on the level.

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Master gardener program accepting applications

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 07:19 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to learn more about cultivation through Rutgers University’s master gardener program. Deadline to apply is Dec. 19.

“Each Master Gardener trainee receives in-depth, hands-on training in horticulture from Rutgers University faculty and professional staff,” said Jenny Carleo, Cape May County agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

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Peace shield to be displayed at library

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 01:00 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to view what is described as an ancient Native American peace shield at 6 p.m., Thursday Nov. 20 at the Cape May Court House Library, 30 W. Mechanic St.

Rainbow Eagle is an Okla-Choctaw American Indian. He is a “Wisdom Keeper,” according to information released about the event, and a storyteller and teacher.

 

Boy Scout wants to do good deed for the township

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Written by David Benson Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 pm

John Mihal presents his plan to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park to Township Committee to get approval for the project. John Mihal presents his plan to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park to Township Committee to get approval for the project. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Boy Scout offered to a good deed for the township Monday night, and Township Committee was more than happy to take him up on his offer.

John Mihal, a scout with Troop 65, Cape May Court House, told the committee that as his Eagle Scout service project, he’d like to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park at the end of Shellbay Avenue. A service project is a requirement for a scout to be named an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, and must benefit the community.

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