• A clothing bin in Middle Township.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Clothing bins are popping up around the township, and the committee is considering introducing an ordinance to govern both placement and care of the huge receptacles.

    While some bins are clean and well maintained, others are stuffed to overflowing or in poor repair, the committee noted during a recent work session.

  • photos by Jen MarraSTRATHMERE – A Toyota pickup truck crashed into three cars in the parking lot of the Deauville Inn, before backing into the restaurant on Willard Avenue in Strathmere shortly after 3 p.m., an employee said Wednesday afternoon.

    “He came in reverse across the street and hit all of the cars in the parking lot, and then tore the door off our kitchen,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified. “And then he took off in forward and he hit his own house, too.”

  • The Atlantic City Downbeach area is one of the communities highlighted in a new report that claims rapidly rising ocean waters could chase home owners from their residences even before they pay off their current mortgage./Encroaching Tides, published Oct. 7 by the Union of Concerned ScientistsThe Atlantic City Downbeach area…

  • Ventnor man pleads guilty to human trafficking charge for operating male prostitution ringClient also pleads guilty in investigation by Attorney General’s Office and FBI task force

    TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Ventnor man has pleaded guilty to a human trafficking charge. A joint state and federal investigation revealed that he was operating a prostitution ring from his apartment in Ventnor in which he prostituted young men, including at least one minor, to male clients. A client of the…

  • Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township’s newest police officer was sworn in shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 during the regular meeting of Township Committee.

Middle Township Gazette

Credit union announces ‘Tools for Schools Drive’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 08:34 am

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union is collecting school supplies to help promote financial literacy in Cape May County Schools. Drop off Number 2 pencils, erasers, skinny crayons, glue sticks, pencil boxes, tissues, plastic pocket folders, rulers, book bags and binders. 

Donations may be dropped off through Aug. 26 at one of these locations:

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Holly Heacock honored by National Junior College Athletic Association

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 07, 2014 08:32 am

MAYS LANDING - Holly Heacock, Cape May Court House, was one of six student-athletes at Atlantic Cape Community College recently honored for her exemplary achievement during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Heacock, 20, earned a 3.98 GPA during her time at the college, and played outfield and second base for the softball team. For her achievement, Heacock received the National Junior College Athletic Association award for superior academic achievement.

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Emma Campbell named to dean’s list at Juniata College

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 08:32 am

Emma Fisher Campbell of Cape May Court House has been named to the 2013 fall dean’s list at Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa., the college said in a press release.

Students must have at least a 3.6 grade average out of a possible 4 to earn a spot on the list.

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Salon Eleven opens under new management

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 08:05 am

Tiffany Gordy is a stylist at Salon Eleven in Cape May Court House Tiffany Gordy is a stylist at Salon Eleven in Cape May Court House CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Salon Eleven recently opened its doors to walk-ins and appointments at 11 South Main St.

The former Ebony and Ivory Salon,  the business is under new management.

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Jessica Lynn Anderson graduates from the College of William and Mary

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 08:20 am

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Jessica Lynn Anderson from Cape May Court House recently graduated from the College of William and Mary with a master’s degree in education.

Founded by royal charter in 1693, William and Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the nation.

 

Heritage opens its first store in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 08:00 am

Employees at Heritage’s Dairy Store celebrated the store’s grand opening last week with sales over the weekend. Shown are: Melissa Stuhlor, wearing the mascot’s costume, Michelle Mayo, Mike Strockbine, Phil Lazar, Gretchen Matlock, Paula Christ, Connie Doerrmann, Stephanie Gardenhire, Annamarie Lazar, Phil MacAdams and Justin Phifer. Employees at Heritage’s Dairy Store celebrated the store’s grand opening last week with sales over the weekend. Shown are: Melissa Stuhlor, wearing the mascot’s costume, Michelle Mayo, Mike Strockbine, Phil Lazar, Gretchen Matlock, Paula Christ, Connie Doerrmann, Stephanie Gardenhire, Annamarie Lazar, Phil MacAdams and Justin Phifer. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Heritage’s Dairy Store opened its first store in Cape May County last week, making it the 34th store the chain has opened since 1957.

“We’re a family business, not a big organization,” said Mike Strockbine, a spokesman for the new store on Route 9 in Cape May Court House.

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Taking the triathlon plunge

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, July 05, 2014 07:26 am

photo by Jen Marra photo by Jen Marra A group of female triathletes race into the ocean to start the quarter mile swim portion of the Islandman Triathlon Saturday, June 28, at 31st Street beach in Avalon.  The event is hosted by Time Kerr Charities.

--photo by Jen Marra

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Villas man charged with stealing copper pipes from Stone Harbor homes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 04, 2014 12:55 pm

STONE HARBOR – A Villas man is in jail on charges of stealing copper pipes and condensers from borough homes after state police used DNA to identify the suspect, officials said Friday.

Theft and damages to three homes are estimated at more than $21,000, according to police.

Stephen E. Schofield, 44, was arrested by sheriff's officers at Superior Court, Thursday, July 3, where he was appearing on an unrelated matter, according to a statement from Stone Harbor Police.

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Forget Google, the library has the answers

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, July 04, 2014 08:50 am

Lisa Brownback and Lisa Alderfer, librarians at the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, work in the reference department and have many books on local history. Lisa Brownback and Lisa Alderfer, librarians at the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, work in the reference department and have many books on local history. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Four local women have all the answers, or at least know where to find most of them.

Lisa Brownback, Linda Melroy, Mary Jane Dillon and Lisa Alderfer are degreed information specialists whose job it is to find the answers to puzzling questions offered by the public. It could be anything from a loan made by France to the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War or to the washing ashore of a “sea monster” in Cape May in 1921.

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Woodbine seeks $1.18 million from state for safer streets

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 04, 2014 08:48 am

WOODBINE – The borough has asked the state for $1.18 million to continue its push to improve area roads and streets, a municipal official said in a recent statement.

Mayor William Pikolycky said he’s asked the state Department of Transportation for two separate grants to address issues in Woodbine.

One grant request, about $540,000, would cover the final phase of the Woodbine Town Center Streetscape Improvement and Pedestrian Safety Program.

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