• 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

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.

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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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County zoo’s Siberian tiger, Rocky, declared free of cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 03:53 pm

Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

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Prescription drug collection scheduled for township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 02:27 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Police Department will participate in “Operation Take Back,” a federal Drug Enforcement Agency initiative geared toward collecting unwanted, unused or expired medications.

The goal of Operation Take Back is to allow area residents to deliver their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to police who can in turn dispose of medications in a safe manner, preventing the pills from falling into the hands of juveniles or into the illegal drug market.

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New 4-H teen club seeks members

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 11:21 am

Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Teenagers in the 8th grade through one year out of high school are invited to have a slice of pizza and join “Commun-A-Teens,” an organization with the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program, at its first meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Route 47 rumble strip to finish by end of month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 06:43 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The state began a project to add centerline rumble strips to Route 47 earlier this month, and a state official said this week that the work should be finished by month’s end.

“Approximately 24 miles of roadway will have rumble strips added between Dias Creek Road and Route 55,” said Stephen Schapiro, a state Department of Transportation spokesman. “The estimated cost of this work is approximately $100,000.”

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