• 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

Golden Inn honored for 50 years with Chamber of Commerce

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 07:43 am

Shown from left are: Scott Campbell, Chamber of Commerce chairman; Jennifer Quig, Golden Inn catering manager; Charlotte Haman, Golden Inn director of sales and marketing; and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew. Shown from left are: Scott Campbell, Chamber of Commerce chairman; Jennifer Quig, Golden Inn catering manager; Charlotte Haman, Golden Inn director of sales and marketing; and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew. WILDWOOD CREST - Golden Inn Hotel and Resort was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May for 50 years of chamber membership at the Two Mile Restaurant in Wildwood Crest. The event was held to honor members of the chamber who had achieved 25 and 50 year membership terms.

 

Prostate cancer support group begins in July medical center

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Written by David Benson Sunday, June 15, 2014 07:41 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A support group for men living with a diagnosis of prostate cancer will begin on July 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maruchi room at Cape Regional Medical Center at 2 Stone Harbor Boulevard in Cape May Court House.

The first meeting will provide education and resources, as well as support for newly diagnosed patients as well as prostate cancer survivors.

The group is expected to meet monthly on the second Tuesday. There is no fee to participate.

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Cape Assist offers 'Summer Family Camp' at community center

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 14, 2014 07:45 am

WOODBINE - Families are invited to "Family Summer Camp," a free seven-session program series at the Woodbine Community Center at 812 Longfellow St.

The program will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning July 1, and ending Aug. 12.

A family lunch, workshop, and crafts are planned for families with children ages 10 to 14. Babysitting will be provided free at the center.

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Freeholders recognize Cynthia Leatherwood as county Teacher of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 14, 2014 07:35 am

Shown from left:  Leonard C. Desiderio, freeholder vice-director; E. Marie Hayes, freeholder; Cynthia Leatherwood, Cape May County Teacher of the Year; Madeline Stetser; Richard Stepura, county superintendent of schools; Gerald M. Thornton, freeholder director; Kristine Gabor, freeholder; and Will Morey, freeholder.  Shown from left: Leonard C. Desiderio, freeholder vice-director; E. Marie Hayes, freeholder; Cynthia Leatherwood, Cape May County Teacher of the Year; Madeline Stetser; Richard Stepura, county superintendent of schools; Gerald M. Thornton, freeholder director; Kristine Gabor, freeholder; and Will Morey, freeholder. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cynthia Leatherwood, Dennis Township, has been named Cape May County Teacher of the Year, and was honored on May 27 by the county Freeholders for her achievement.

Leatherwood has been an educator for 26 years and teaches eighth grade language arts literacy in the Dennis Township School District.

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Elementary No. 1 kids obliterate reading goal

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 13, 2014 04:24 pm

A loss of tug of war leads to Principal Christian Paskalides being duct taped to the wall of the school cafeteria. A loss of tug of war leads to Principal Christian Paskalides being duct taped to the wall of the school cafeteria. Kids earned the right to duct tape their principal to the wall

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – As the screams of about 550 children echoed around the playground of Middle Township Elementary School No. 1, Principal Christian Paskalides hung his head in apparent defeat.

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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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