• 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

Lindsay Schwartz graduates from SUNY Potsdam

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 08:32 am

POTSDAM, NY - Lindsay Schwartz, Avalon, recently graduated cum laude from SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor's degree in childhood/early childhood education, according to a press release from the university.

This year, The State University of New York at Potsdam recognized more than 900 candidates for graduation during the college's 2014 commencement celebrations.

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Woodbine awards contract for water tower renovation

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 26, 2014 09:18 am

WOOBINE – The borough will see a refurbished water tower soon, thanks to a state $400,000 state grant that will allow its renovation.

Mayor William Pikolycky announced at the July 17 council meeting that Allied Panting, Inc., Cherry Hill, was awarded a contract for $317,150 for the renovation of the Woodbine Municipal Utilities Water Tower.

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Pets of the week - Captain and Jinx

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 26, 2014 08:19 am

Captain Captain Captain is an older male Labrador retriever that came to the shelter in bad shape. While shelter workers were able to put weight on the dog, Captain will need special care for the rest of his life. Captain is good with children, cats and other dogs, and is ready for a new family.

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Woodbine receives $230,000 for Heilprin Ave drainage

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 26, 2014 08:17 am

WOODBINE – Mayor William Pikolycky has announced that the borough has received a state grant for $230,000 to address drainage on Heilprin Avenue.

According to a statement from the mayor, Heilprin Avenue is a primary access for properties along the roadway, including the Woodbine Development Center. It also connects the downtown residential area with Sumner Avenue, providing an alternative route into the borough’s downtown.

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Middle Township featured in ‘Strong After Sandy’ video

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 09:41 am

Middle Township is featured in the first of a series of videos released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that highlights communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and their journey toward recovery.

The video details the township’s $1.65 million beach habitat restoration project along the shores of Delaware Bay that will benefit horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds.

The project will also aid Middle Township in bolstering natural defenses that will protect homes and support the area’s ecotourism industry and will serve as an example for future beach restoration initiatives.

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Diane Perrin opens Studibagel’s at Woodland Village in Clermont

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Written by David Benson Friday, July 25, 2014 09:11 am

Diane Perrin says Studibagel’s Garden Café will be open seven days a week. Diane Perrin says Studibagel’s Garden Café will be open seven days a week. CLERMONT – Diane Perrin celebrated turning 65 by graduating from college, applying for Medicare and opening a new business.

“It all happened so quickly,” Perrin said last week. “My husband saw this shop, and he showed it to me, and I thought it would be perfect to open Studibagel’s again.”

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Mullin Foundation donates $11,000 to ‘Friend in Need’ program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 08:06 am

Shown are Bill Davis, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Mark Mullin, Jenn Forster Keating and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mullin, Matthew Mullin’s parents. Shown are Bill Davis, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Mark Mullin, Jenn Forster Keating and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mullin, Matthew Mullin’s parents. AVALON – The borough’s “Friend in Need” program received an $11,000 donation on July 13 from the Matthew Mullin Memorial Foundation when Mullin’s family presented the check to Mayor Martin Pagliughi.

According a press release, the donation will be used to assist children and families in the area who need help due to illness or a catastrophic event that impacts their families.

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Emergency preparedness seminar slated for people with disabilities

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 08:03 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A seminar to help people with disabilities plan for an emergency is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, July 28, at the county’s public safety training center in the Crest Haven Complex, at 171 Crest Haven Road.

According to a press release, the seminar “Emergency Preparedness: What You Should Know” will focus on teaching participants how to establish individual plans to help people with disabilities prepare for emergencies or disasters.

The two-hour program, is free and open to people with disabilities, their assistants, family and friends.

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Brendan Borek group to do some fun-raising

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 04:12 pm

Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Tuesday, July 29 will be the start of five days of fun connected to the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a local grassroots organization that provides “comprehensive, compassionate and personalized assistance” to local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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Showmanship and activities at the fair - Hog wild

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:25 pm

William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19.  William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. William Timmreck, 1, of Goshen holds onto the handlebars as he goes around on an amusement ride with his father Dustin at the Cape May County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. 

photos by Jen Marra

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