Middle Township Gazette

Woodbine honored for ‘complete streets’

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 02, 2013 10:00 am

WOODBINE — The borough was recognized Oct. 21 for accommodating transit-riders, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists while making the roads safe.

Woodbine was honored at the networking luncheon and recognition ceremony at the 2013 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit held at Rutgers University for its accomplishment as a complete streets Community.

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Down to the wire in Middle Committee race

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Written by Alex Davis Saturday, November 02, 2013 06:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — One candidate is a teacher, the other is a banker.

Republican Melanie Collins and Democrat candidate Michael Clark are seeking one spot on the Middle Township Committee during the General Election on Tuesday. Polls are open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Township Committeewoman Susan DeLanzo decided to not seek re-election.

Voters will also have their say on the governor and the legislative representation for the 1st District, as well as on two seats on the county freeholder board, where the Republican incumbents are running unopposed.

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Drugs, weapons charges after Woodbine fight

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 01:10 pm

State police recovered about 50 bags of heroin and a loaded handgun following a fight in Woodbine earlier this week.

Troopers from the Woodbine barracks responded to the incident about 10:50 a.m. Monday, 28, for a fight among five or six people at Franklin Avenue in Woodbine.

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Books for Ocean Academy and Cape May County High School students

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 10:20 am

Shayla Zeak with the book she chose as a reading reward. Shayla Zeak with the book she chose as a reading reward.  MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Students at Cape May County Special Services School District will be receiving new books as reading incentives and birthday presents, thanks to the grant from the district’s Education Foundation and Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation. 

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Dennis sends two teams to school Quizz Bowl

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 06:20 am

Dennis sends two teams to school Quizz Bowl

Thirty-six teams, one winner. The pressure was on.

The seventh annual Quiz Bowl at St. Augustine Prep in Richland was one to remember.

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Parenting Opportunity Partnership event held

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:25 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — About 50 parents and 75 children an event about parenting during a workshop Oct. 19 at the Cape May County Special Services School District in Cape May Court House.

This was the first Cape May County Parenting Opportunity Partnership event.

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On the Cover > Peacock princess spotted at Boo at the Zoo

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, October 31, 2013 04:38 pm

Tessa Rutherford, 8, of Swainton twirls around to show off her peacock costume during the costume contest dance party at Cape May County’s annual Boo at the Zoo Tessa Rutherford, 8, of Swainton twirls around to show off her peacock costume during the costume contest dance party at Cape May County’s annual Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 26. Tessa Rutherford, 8, of Swainton twirls around to show off her peacock costume during the costume contest dance party at Cape May County’s annual Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 26. For more photos, see Boo at the Zoo. Prints available. 

Photos by Jen Marra

 

Tech students honored

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 31, 2013 04:18 pm

 From left,  Harry Wozunk, of Cape May Court House and  Brian DeVico of Cape May Court House, who are studying law and public safety; and Patrick Vendetta of Cape May Court House, who is in the automotive mechanics program. From left, Harry Wozunk, of Cape May Court House and Brian DeVico of Cape May Court House, who are studying law and public safety; and Patrick Vendetta of Cape May Court House, who is in the automotive mechanics program. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May Technical High School senior students were recently honored by Middle Township Mayor Dan Lockwood for completing State Police Trooper Youth Week over the summer.

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Cape May couple tours U.S., raises money to build wells

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, October 31, 2013 03:18 pm

Leigha and Jesse Lambert of Cape May pose by a sign welcoming them to South Carolina. Leigha and Jesse Lambert of Cape May pose by a sign welcoming them to South Carolina.

CAPE MAY — In the past month, Jesse and Leigha Lambert of Cape May have camped in South Carolina in below-freezing temperatures, on a small island in North Carolina and at a horse farm in Virginia.

They’ve camped in the woods, in backyards, behind churches and in homes.

Their journey is far from over. The couple is on a mission to travel from Cape May to California by bicycle. They expect to be there by the end of April.

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Avalon, Stone Harbor say they are ready for next time

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, October 31, 2013 01:13 pm

Avalon's pet evacuation trailer, which was used during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Avalon's pet evacuation trailer, which was used during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

AVALON — Seven Mile Island is ready for the next big storm.

Avalon and Stone Harbor fared better than communities in the north during Hurricane Sandy last year, said Scott Wahl, who is the public information officer for the two boroughs.

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Middle Township Police blotter > Oct. 14-20

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:00 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 771 calls for service, averaging 110 per day Monday through Sunday, Oct. 14-20.

Some of the more serious calls included:

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Middle Township seeks students

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 30, 2013 05:15 pm

Low turnout, but interest, at school choice event

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Dawn Gloede of Wildwood Crest may send her son to Middle Township High School next year.

“I like the idea you can get college credits. They have AP [Advanced Placement] classes,” she said after a presentation that she and her son, William, attended at the Middle Township High School cafeteria on Monday night.

The state recently approved the Middle Township School District to be part of the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, which means that a student from another municipality can attend the high school or middle school with no charge to the parents.

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