• Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited Cape May Court House this week to urge area residents to shop locally. He was joined by town leaders on a tour of business on Main…</div>
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    Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts.WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered…

  • When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

  • Madison Kelly, 12, has donated twice to the Middle Township Police Department’s holiday drive for toys.Despite cerebral palsy, 12-year-old keeps on giving

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christmas is a time of giving, and few people take the concept more seriously than township residents Madison Kelly, 12, and her mother, Samantha.

    Not long ago, the young girl surprised Middle Township police by dropping off a large cache of toys – gifts for area children in the police department’s annual toy…

Middle Township Gazette

American Legion Post 331 hosts reunion for regiment

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:41 am

Former soldiers honored include: John T. Fallon of Avalon, Anthony Stefanelli of Nutley, and Carl Furtado of Barrington, RI. Former soldiers honored include: John T. Fallon of Avalon, Anthony Stefanelli of Nutley, and Carl Furtado of Barrington, RI. Three men honored for their service to country during World War II

STONE HARBOR/AVALON – The Stephen C. Ludlam Post 331 of the American Legion hosted the final reunion of the 36th Combat Engineer (Seashore) Regiment from Sept. 10-13. The reunion included the three surviving members of the regiment who served ten campaigns and made five combat landings during World War II, a record that still remains unsurpassed by any United States Army or United States Marine Regiment.

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Middle Township Harvest Festival grows each year

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:46 pm

Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival. Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Harvest Festival is just a month away, and this year could be the township’s largest fall celebration ever, township officials said recently.

[photos courtesy of Middle Township]

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Mayor: Those responsible for phone billing will be held accountable

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 23, 2014 03:03 pm

Editor’s note: This was sent Tuesday afternoon from Mayor Tim Donohue’s office, with a statement that is was from the mayor alone, not from the other commissioners. The day before, the township announced that it had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars more than necessary on phone service.

To the editor:

I have heard from several taxpayers about their anger and frustration over a Middle Township press release Sept. 22, revealing serious issues with our phone system billing.  Bottom line, the township has been paying for lines no longer required, failed to utilize a large credit on our bill and been paying over $3,000 a month for high speed data lines that have not been used for several years. It appears an audit of the phone system was ordered in 2008, but never completed.

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Cape May County community food drive begins Oct. 1

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:41 pm

AVALON - Lay-offs at casinos in Atlantic City, combined with the end of seasonal work in Cape May County, are making this a challenging year for area food pantries.

“I work at Holy Redeemer, and I’ve seen an increase in the number of people registering there at the food pantry,” said Tony Adamoli, who’s also a board member of the Avalon Lions. “Consistently, this year, I’ve seen more people registering month over month than last year, or the year before.”

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Middle Township Police blotter, Sept. 8-14

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Written by Police Blotter Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:34 am

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Sept. 8-14. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

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Rio Grande Fire Company fights salt marsh fire

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Written by Jen Marra Monday, September 22, 2014 05:30 pm

The Rio Grande Fire Department is fighting a marsh fire on Rio Grande Boulevard heading into Wildwood on Monday evening. The Rio Grande Fire Department is fighting a marsh fire on Rio Grande Boulevard heading into Wildwood on Monday evening. The Rio Grande Fire Department is fighting a marsh fire on Rio Grande Boulevard heading into Wildwood on Monday evening. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Belles said the department responded to the salt marsh fire at about 5:45 p.m., and that the fire was about 200 feet long and 15 feet wide.

-- photo by Jen Marra

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Audit: Township spent $400,000 more than needed on phones

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 22, 2014 02:56 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township’s phone system has cost residents at least $400,000 more than it should have over the last 10 years, but an internal audit has stopped the unnecessary charges, and will save the township about $50,000 a year going forward, a township official said Monday.

“I routinely look at all of the bills ahead of committee meetings,” said Committeeman Dan Lockwood. “I go through each bill, and I pull a sample of each one.”

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County zoo is expecting two young lions

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 02:53 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The county zoo is expecting, and like many expectant parents, the zoo is sprucing up its habitat for the new arrivals.

While the Cape May County Zoological Society doesn’t know when two young lions will arrive at the county zoo, they’ve raised about $100,000 to raise the fencing and add dig barriers to the lion’s habitat.

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Sweet treat begins school year at Cape Christian

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 06:32 am

Madison Guthrie is ready to enjoy her treat. Madison Guthrie is ready to enjoy her treat. In honor of the beginning of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Cape Christian Academy students received a surprise visit by the local Kona Ice truck, compliments of the GretaJo Payne and Jonathan Kleinman family.

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Officials break ground at Ockie Wisting complex

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 06:26 am

“The Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex will offer unique recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Tim Donohue. “The Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex will offer unique recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Tim Donohue. RIO GRANDE – Middle Township officials broke ground at the Robert Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande.

According to officials, combination of a $580,000 county open space grant and partnership with Cape Express Soccer and Cape May County Disc Golf Association will allow the township to develop the 82-acre former Fort Apache Campground.

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