Middle Township Gazette

Serious charges after DWI crash on Avalon Boulevard

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 10:58 am

AVALON — Two people, including the driver and a 7-year-old, are in stable condition after a serious single-car accident on Avalon Boulevard Saturday, which closed Avalon Boulevard for several hours over Memorial Day weekend.

The Avalon Police Department charged the driver, a Lower Township man, with various offenses following the accident. Police say he was intoxicated.

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Avalon 5 Miler supports Contact daily call program

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 08:38 am

AVALON – Contact Cape-Atlantic will hold the 34th annual Avalon 5 Miler at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 9, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The five-mile run and two-mile walk begins at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue, Avalon. Pre-registration is $18, and same-day registration is $30.

Online registration is available at www.contactcapeatlantic.org. Proceeds help support Contact’s telephone reassurance program, which provides daily calls to the elderly and disabled.

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Cape Tech Students Compete at NJ SkillsUSA Competition

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Written by David Benson Monday, May 26, 2014 08:26 am

Nancy Hudanich, superintendent of the Cape May County Technical School district, SkillsUSA students and Nancy Fissell, advisor, celebrate the success. Nancy Hudanich, superintendent of the Cape May County Technical School district, SkillsUSA students and Nancy Fissell, advisor, celebrate the success. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Students of Cape May County Technical High School brought home several awards recently when they competed in the 2014 New Jersey SkillsUSA Championship at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset County and the Somerset County Technical School in Bridgewater.

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Workshop meeting will address drug abuse

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 08:25 am

WOODBINE – The borough Municipal Alliance will hold a special training workshop to address drug abuse at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at the Anne Azeez Instructional Site of Stockton State College, 610 Washington Avenue in Woodbine.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be led by Temerity Berry of Cape Assist, will deal with issues specifically of concern in in the county and how to help become a part of the solution.

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Cape Christian holds fundraiser to benefit gymnasium

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 08:21 am

Cape May Christian Academy held a fundraiser on May 17. Shown here are Jonathan Kleinman, Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Debi Papperman, Whitney Driscoll, Alex Shenk, Nicole Connerton and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak. Cape May Christian Academy held a fundraiser on May 17. Shown here are Jonathan Kleinman, Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Debi Papperman, Whitney Driscoll, Alex Shenk, Nicole Connerton and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Christian Academy held its fifth annual fundraising auction at St. John Neumann’s Hall on Saturday, May 17

The event titled “Light it Up” featured a live, silent and Chinese auction. The goal was to raise $20,000 to bring electricity into the school’s first on-site gymnasium.

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Birding at the beach

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Written by Jen Marra Sunday, May 25, 2014 08:49 am

Jen Marra Jen Marra Lyle Levine with his daughters Christina and Carolyn, niece Annie Hampe, and wife Janet, all of Germantown, Md., look out at the migratory birds feasting along the shore of Cook’s Beach on the Delaware Bay in Cape May Court House Saturday, May 17, from the Wetlands Institute’s viewing platform set up for the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival. 

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Route 47, Fulling Mill Road signal delayed

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Written by David Benson Sunday, May 25, 2014 08:45 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A traffic signal at Route 47 and Fulling Milling Road has hung lightless for several weeks, and township officials said at Monday’s committee meeting that compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements could keep light dim for another couple of weeks.

 “New ADA compliance rules mean that the light has to be re-engineered,” said Mayor Tim Donohue.

Connie Mahon, business administrator, said the state Department of Transportation plans to contact the county with more information about the signal’s activation date sometime this week.

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Nature enthusiasts

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Written by Jen Marra Sunday, May 25, 2014 08:02 am

Steve Stabilito of Gilbertsville, Pa. and his son Drew, 10, participate in a horseshoe crab workshop and learn about the molting process of the marine arthropods during the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival Saturday, May 17, at the Wetlands Institute. Steve Stabilito of Gilbertsville, Pa. and his son Drew, 10, participate in a horseshoe crab workshop and learn about the molting process of the marine arthropods during the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival Saturday, May 17, at the Wetlands Institute. Steve Stabilito of Gilbertsville, Pa. and his son Drew, 10, participate in a horseshoe crab workshop and learn about the molting process of the marine arthropods during the second annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival Saturday, May 17, at the Wetlands Institute.

Photos by Jen Marra

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 25, 2014 07:56 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the national Cooperative Extension System is planned at 7 p.m. on May 29 at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension office at 355 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

Exhibits will highlight the system’s past and focus on the current application of Cooperative Extension’s mission and vision. Light refreshments will be served. The Extension Advisory Council of Cape May County will also honor the memory of John MacLeod, a former agricultural agent.

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Travels with the Gazette

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 24, 2014 08:42 am

A group of 20 parishioners from Our Lady of the Angels in Cape May Court House went on a pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of Europe on Sept. 19, 2013, led by Father Cosme De La Pena. Among the shrines the group visited during the pilgrimage were Fatima, Lourdes and Santiago De Compostela.

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