• The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

    Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything…

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  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

    Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

    The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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  • Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.PHILADELPHIA —…

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  • Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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  • Borough officials say that planting the dune grass is a volunteer event the whole family can enjoy.AVALON – The borough is looking for volunteers who want to enjoy a day at beach along with a free lunch.

    Though winter still bears down on the shore, this week, Avalon issued a statement seeking volunteers to plant dune grass beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

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Middle Township Gazette

Horse show to benefit cancer fund

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 06:59 am

ELDORA - Pembrook Farm, at 1722 Route 47 in Eldora, is holding its 11th annual horse show Saturday, Oct. 18. 

Besides giving riders a chance to show their skills in the ring, the Horse Show is also a fundraiser for the Love of Linda Cancer Fund, established in 1994, which has assisted more than 2,200 Cape May County cancer patients and distributed over $1.5 million to help cancer patients cover ancillary expenses.

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Former administrator suggests politics played a role in announcement of phone overcharges

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 06:52 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A retired township worker said he contacted Verizon at least six years ago to cancel high speed telephone lines that have cost Middle Township at least $400,000 over the last decade in unnecessary charges, and that he met with township officials earlier this year to discuss the bills.

“When people in the township asked me about this subject in May, I told them that they were in the files that were associated with the communications project,” said Jim Alexis, former business administrator and municipal clerk.

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Fire Prevention Week

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 06:20 am

01 Abbey Letts, Ainsley Scarpa and Abbie Crowther tour a fire engine during Fire Prevention Week during an assembly at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1. Firefighters from Green Creek, Cape May Court House, Goshen, Rio Grande and the state Division of Parks and Forestry brought equipment and fire engines to the school to drive home fire safety to the children. 02 Linda Kelley’s second grade class pause for a photo while waiting their turn to get inside one of the fire engines parked at the school for Fire Prevention Week. 03 Children greet ‘Sparky’ during Fire Prevention Week. The mascot was at the school to underscore the importance of smoke alarms and other safety equipment that can save lives in the event of a fire. 04 Jessica Groetsch’s kindergarten class answers questions about fire safety. 05 A firefighter demonstrates equipment and gear for children gathered for Fire Prevention week. 01 Abbey Letts, Ainsley Scarpa and Abbie Crowther tour a fire engine during Fire Prevention Week during an assembly at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1. Firefighters from Green Creek, Cape May Court House, Goshen, Rio Grande and the state Division of Parks and Forestry brought equipment and fire engines to the school to drive home fire safety to the children. 02 Linda Kelley’s second grade class pause for a photo while waiting their turn to get inside one of the fire engines parked at the school for Fire Prevention Week. 03 Children greet ‘Sparky’ during Fire Prevention Week. The mascot was at the school to underscore the importance of smoke alarms and other safety equipment that can save lives in the event of a fire. 04 Jessica Groetsch’s kindergarten class answers questions about fire safety. 05 A firefighter demonstrates equipment and gear for children gathered for Fire Prevention week. Abbey Letts, Ainsley Scarpa and Abbie Crowther tour a fire engine during Fire Prevention Week during an assembly at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1. Firefighters from Green Creek, Cape May Court House, Goshen, Rio Grande and the state Division of Parks and Forestry brought equipment and fire engines to the school to drive home fire safety to the children.

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Thrift store schedules opening on Oct. 18

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 06:06 am

VIM Thrift Store VIM Thrift Store CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at 20 S. Main St., Cape May Court House.

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Middle Township looks forward to 17th annual Harvest Fest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:50 pm

Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE Middle Township will host its 17th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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‘From Pills to Heroin’ presentation planned in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:09 pm

WOODBINE - The public is invited to a free presentation of “From Pills to Heroin,” from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage and Culture, 610 Washington Ave.

The event will be presented by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and aims to educate area residents about the heroin epidemic that affects communities across the county.

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Railroad crossing work planned on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:41 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Police Department has announced that Indian Trail Road will be closed to traffic at the railroad crossing from Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. to Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. while the existing railroad crossing is removed.

According to a statement from police, a new concrete railroad crossing will be installed along with asphalt approaches.

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Oyster farmers ride the wave of consumer tastes

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 16, 2014 06:37 am

Gustavo Calvo, a local oyster farmer, shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo how farmed oysters are raised in black, mesh bags. Gustavo Calvo, a local oyster farmer, shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo how farmed oysters are raised in black, mesh bags. Lawmaker offers his help to the shellfish growers

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aquaculture farmers in Middle Township are riding the leading edge of an oyster renaissance, a Rutgers marine scientist said recently, and last week independent growers in the area got the vocal support of a federal lawmaker in their pursuit to revitalize a once-great state industry.

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Kelly seeks to slow down development in township

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:44 am

Sam Kelly Sam Kelly CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Sam Kelly, Democratic contender for Township Committee, wants to slow things down.

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Donohue runs on a platform of change and low taxes

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:41 am

Tim Donohue Tim Donohue CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Tim Donohue, Republican incumbent running for re-election to Township Committee, said he got involved with local politics when his brother, county GOP Chairman Mike Donohue, ran for a position with the state Assembly in 2007.

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