• CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

    Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

  • Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

    The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns…

  • MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

    The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • We won’t know what Hurricane Edouard will bring, but it’s expected to pass well off the coast this week. Previous storms this year brought some great waves, but this one’s being described as the first major storm of the season. Summer’s not over, but if it were a tube of toothpaste, we’d be…

  • OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

    “It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

Middle Township Gazette

Woodbine plans to spend $1.7 million on drainage project

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 13, 2014 09:14 am

WOODBINE – The borough is ready to spend $1.7 million on drainage project, and the mayor said he expects to award the bid at the next council meeting, on June 19 at 8 p.m. at Borough Hall at 501 Washington Ave.

Mayor William Pikolycky said that the borough initially had state and federal grants totaling $1.4 million to complete the project, but that the first round of bids for the FEMA-funded hazard mitigation program drainage project came back higher than expected.

“We went back to the state Department of Transportation and told them the program would enhance the mitigation for drainage, as well as the safety of the drivers.”

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Birth announcements for May 22 – June 2, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 09:11 am

Birth Announcements Birth Announcements

The following birth announcements were provided by Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House:

Liana Mae Mathews was born to Crystal Mathews (Brockman) and Raymond Mathews of Rio Grande May 22

Emma Marie Link was born to Lisa Link and Michael Link of Cape May on May 24

Karsin Angelo Vazquez was born to Florence Leszczynski and Luis Vazquez of Villas May 24

Read more: Birth announcements for May 22 – June 2, 2014

   

Township targets hazardous, abandoned structures with demolition

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 12, 2014 02:57 pm

The township orders the demolition of an unsafe home at 312 Linden Lane. The township orders the demolition of an unsafe home at 312 Linden Lane. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – About 20 abandoned homes in Middle Township could be demolished over the next three years, if owners don’t respond to township demands to eliminate hazards and clean up properties.

Last week, an abandoned home at 312 Linden Lane was torn down and a $7,300 lien placed on the property to cover the cost of the demolition.

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In a first, Middle School carnival will continue into evening

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Middle School will host its first-ever community carnival after school hours at the Middle School in Cape May Court House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, a teacher said on Tuesday.

“Two years ago, we had about 600 students participate in a carnival held during school hours,” said David Farrow, a math instructor. “This is the first time that we’re doing it in the evening outside of school hours.”

Farrow said students in grades 6-8 will preview the carnival during school hours, but will be able to return to the carnival with their parents and friends after school’s out.

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Recreation department wants your ‘selfies’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:12 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Recreation Department wants to see the best of visitors when they stop at public parks and playgrounds, and a department official has offered to share “selfies” on its Facebook page.

“Everybody’s taking selfies,” said Tammy Devitt, Recreation Department director. “What better way to advertise Middle Township and have fun at the same time?”

During July, the department will accept emailed self-shot photos of adults and children that are taken at any of the public parks and playgrounds in the township. If approved, those pictures will posted to the department’s Facebook page, as part of the first “Selfie Extravaganza.” Organizers want to make it an annual occurrence.

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Ministering with inked hands

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:04 am

Cohwen Allen got his first tattoo at 16 and has been tattooing others for 23 years. Cohwen Allen got his first tattoo at 16 and has been tattooing others for 23 years.

It took a brush with death to bring local tattoo artist to God

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Twenty-two years ago, a drunk driver struck Cohwen Allen at 50 mph along a roadside near his mother’s home in Delhaven.

“The police never did find my shoes,” Allen said, fingering a gold cross around his neck. “I was knocked out of my shoes, but I still have the crucifix I was wearing that night.”

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Middle Township schools save on energy by modifying behavior

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:02 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Middle Township Public Schools are saving big with energy-efficient behavior — and now those good habits have earned the schools national recognition, a school official said recently.

Middle Township schools have saved about $600,000 over the last three years, after working with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, which will present the schools with its environmental excellence award this month, said Superintendent Michael Kopakowski.

“What this program has enabled us to do is to stabilize our energy costs,” Kopakowski said. “We’re able to take the money we save and put it into educational programs.”

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David La Puma named director of Cape May Bird Observatory

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:57 am

David La Puma David La Puma CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - New Jersey Audubon has announced that David La Puma is the new director of the Cape May Bird Observatory.

According to a press release, La Puma has more than a decade of experience in ecological research to the CMBO; research that has focused on conservation of endangered species and identification of important stopover habitats for migrating birds.

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Little Free Library of Whitesboro aims to engage community

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:49 am

Cheryl Spaulding opened the Little Free Library of Whitesboro in November 2013, and dedicated it to the memories of her mother, Argie L. Holden-Davis, and her father-in-law, Fred Brinkley Spaulding Sr. Cheryl Spaulding opened the Little Free Library of Whitesboro in November 2013, and dedicated it to the memories of her mother, Argie L. Holden-Davis, and her father-in-law, Fred Brinkley Spaulding Sr. WHITESBORO – No fines. No due date. No librarian.

The Little Free Library of Whitesboro No. 8165 is a small structure about the size of a mini-fridge sitting outside of the Martin Luther King Center. The library is open year-round, 24 hours a day, lending books to children and adults.

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Woodbine Elementary School students earn library $1,000

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 am

WOODBINE - First grade students at Woodbine Elementary School recently helped the school library earn $1,000 by reading more 1,600 books during the latter half of the school year.

Valerie Newman's class at the elementary school was chosen to take part in the state League of Municipalities Education Foundation's fifth annual Mayor's Book Club, in partnership with Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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