• Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bennys Landing is a place out of time, an area known to the locals as “arrogantly shabby,” and that’s just how the residents like it.

  • One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said.…

Middle Township Gazette

Free to roam the sea: Hands-on turtle education

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, August 02, 2014 08:03 am

Ashley Morrell, 6, of Suffolk, Va. releases a year-old turtle into the bay with the help of Environmental Education Intern Gabrielle Hubbard for the finale of Totally Turtle Tuesday at The Wetlands Institute Tuesday, July 29. Ashley Morrell, 6, of Suffolk, Va. releases a year-old turtle into the bay with the help of Environmental Education Intern Gabrielle Hubbard for the finale of Totally Turtle Tuesday at The Wetlands Institute Tuesday, July 29. Ashley Morrell, 6, of Suffolk, Va. releases a year-old turtle into the bay with the help of Environmental Education Intern Gabrielle Hubbard for the finale of Totally Turtle Tuesday at The Wetlands Institute Tuesday, July 29.

photos by Jen Marra

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Middle Township Middle School has orientation for new students, parents

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 01, 2014 04:17 pm

William Thron and his foster daughter enjoy the barbecue during the sixth grade orientation at the Middle Township Middle School, Aug. 1. William Thron and his foster daughter enjoy the barbecue during the sixth grade orientation at the Middle Township Middle School, Aug. 1. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Taking the fear out of starting sixth grade begins early at Middle Township Middle School, and at least one parent said the school’s approach to welcoming new students is envied by parents in other districts.

“It’s a nice turnout for the orientation,” said Missy Bock, a Del Haven resident, whose daughter, Brynn, 11, starts the sixth grade this year.

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Shirley Green seeks to eliminate fear with Moments in Time

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 01, 2014 08:45 am

Shirley Green shows off Treebark Mountain. Shirley Green shows off Treebark Mountain. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Shirley Green wants to eliminate the fear that she says too often separates people.

“I do it with my Moment in Time exhibitions,” Green said during a recent interview. “I want to bring people together, and get everybody to understand one another.”

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Ocean View rest area opened on Garden State Parkway

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 01, 2014 08:28 am

A new $2.5 million rest area on the Garden State Parkway includes a gas station, a convenience store, a visitors’ center inside and bathrooms. A new $2.5 million rest area on the Garden State Parkway includes a gas station, a convenience store, a visitors’ center inside and bathrooms. DENNIS TOWNSHIP – With the construction taking place on the Garden State Parkway, it may have been easy to overlook the reopening of the Ocean View rest area near Exit 17.

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Cape Women's Resource Fund Equality Day Tea honors Marilyn Sweeney

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 08:10 am

Marilyn Sweeney Marilyn Sweeney Marilyn Sweeney, a nurse and health care advocate who has worked to improve health care, with a special concern for veterans and the homebound, will be honored at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Cape Women's Resource Fund's annual Equality Day Tea.

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Ocean View Fire Company receives training to save furry friends

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 08:03 am

Veterinarian demonstrates how to use a “catch stick” to control a frightened or aggressive animal. Veterinarian demonstrates how to use a “catch stick” to control a frightened or aggressive animal. OCEAN VIEW – Members of the Ocean View Fire Company in Dennis Township recently learned how to save animals, when Ira Niedweske, veterinarian with Ocean View Veterinary Hospital, gave the firefighters a course in animal CPR.

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Program aims to help families of people with drug problems

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:51 am

RIO GRANDE - Families and friends of people with drug problems are invited to a free drug intervention program, presented by Father Ron and Sandra Lockhart, from St. Mary’s Church, Stone Harbor, from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4 at The Branches, 1304 Route 47, Village Shoppes, Rio Grande.

The program begins is split into three segments, and will meet again on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18.

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Trial date delayed in Khalil Wallace killing

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The trial of two men charged in the 2011 slaying of Khalil Wallace has been postponed from its scheduled trial date while Judge Patricia Wild waits to hear two motions, one from the defense and one from the prosecution.

Trial was initially set Aug. 4 for two Millville men – Andre Gross and Norman Gray – charged in connection with the murder of Wallace, whose body was found Oct. 6, 2011 in a small lake in Cumberland County.

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CCW’s ‘Mac and Cheese Contest’ benefits programs for kids

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:40 am

WHITESBORO – The Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro organization is hosting a “Mac and Cheese” competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Martin Luther King Community Center at 207 W. Main Street to raise funds for children’s programs.

Individuals, businesses or non-profits are encouraged to submit macaroni and cheese dishes, which will be tasted and judged by attendees of the 26th annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival.

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Dennis Township seeks public comment on planned recreational park upgrade

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:15 am

Dennis Conceptual design Dennis Conceptual design DENNIS TOWNSHIP – With a deadline for requesting a grant from the county just weeks away, Township Committee is asking members of the public to attend a committee meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 in the municipal building at 571 Petersburg Road to provide input on a planned upgrade to the township’s recreation complex.

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