Middle Township Gazette

Stories, along with milk and cookies at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 30, 2014 07:21 am

WOODBINE - Parents and their children are invited to a pajama story time, from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Woodbine branch of the Cape May County Library.

The free event will allow families to read holiday stories, sing songs, and decorate a cookie, which will later be served with milk.

“We encourage the parents and guardians of our youngest residents to come and enjoy this sweet program at our Woodbine branch,” said Mayor William Pikolycky.

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National Guard Association plans breakfast

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 29, 2014 09:35 am

VILLAS - Current and former members of the military are invited to a breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Road, held by the Cape May County Army National Guard Association.

According to a statement from the association, the breakfast is also the last date for a headcount for the Dec. 13 Christmas dinner.

For more information, call 609-729-1596.

   

Stay safe this season

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, November 29, 2014 07:45 am

Firefighters Deputy Fire Marshal Lew Ostrander talks about how to prevent fires in the winter. Below, Firefighters Josh Carter and Craig Thompson, Cpt. Dominic McClain, Chief Jeffrey Cole Sr., Fire Housing Official Lew Ostrander and firefighter Joe Heitzmann Jr. with the North Wildwood Fire Department deliver smoke detectors with a ten year battery life to seniors in the area. Winter holds many fire risks; Here are tips to stay safe

NORTH WILDWOOD – For some people, winter is a wonderland, highlighted by holidays full of tradition and fun.

For others, winter can also be a time of potential hazards or even personal tragedy.

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Atlantic Cape collecting donations for Toys for Tots drive

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 29, 2014 07:23 am

Toy donations begin to arrive for the Toys for Tots Drive at Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County location. Toy donations begin to arrive for the Toys for Tots Drive at Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County location. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - For more than a decade, Atlantic Cape Community College employees at the Cape May County campus have coordinated a Toys for Tots drive.

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Keeping birds off the wires

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 29, 2014 07:20 am

Atlantic City Electric linemen Joe Mastalski IV, and Gary Farrow Jr. install a nesting diverter on a utility pole in Strathmere. Atlantic City Electric linemen Joe Mastalski IV, and Gary Farrow Jr. install a nesting diverter on a utility pole in Strathmere. Methods to protect wildlife and electrical service discussed at event

STRATHMERE – Atlantic City Electric, in collaboration with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, held an educational event Wednesday, Nov. 12 to talk about how the electric company tries to protect birds and other animals, while maintaining reliable electric service.

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State troopers, church members give coats to almost 200 in Woodbine

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 28, 2014 04:18 pm

State Police Lt. Doug Pearson, right, worked with members of the First Baptist Church and Gentilini Motors to make sure that folks in the area had car seats, as well as warm coats. Show here, Pearson gives an infant car seat Wednesday, Nov. 26, to expectant mother Michele Rose, and her daughter, Julia Rose Tirado. Also shown is Wayne Shelton, a retired trooper, on hand to show people how to correctly install the seats. State Police Lt. Doug Pearson, right, worked with members of the First Baptist Church and Gentilini Motors to make sure that folks in the area had car seats, as well as warm coats. Show here, Pearson gives an infant car seat Wednesday, Nov. 26, to expectant mother Michele Rose, and her daughter, Julia Rose Tirado. Also shown is Wayne Shelton, a retired trooper, on hand to show people how to correctly install the seats. Troopers also gave away car seats for infants and children

WOODBINE – About 200 people crowded into the gymnasium of a local school this week, as a New Jersey State Troopers joined members of the First Baptist Church and Gentilini Motors to give away coats and car seats to area residents in need of warmth and safety.

Though a bone-chilling rain swept through the area, it wasn’t enough to dampen the warmth of the coat-giveaway at Woodbine Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 26.

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Police, Acme join to provide Thanksgiving meals to residents

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 28, 2014 01:10 pm

Patrolman Pat Conte, Sandy Jarosz, records department, and Det. Jason Sweitzer organize the meals given the area residents by the Middle Township Police Department and Acme, Cape May Court House, on a rainy Wednesday, Nov. 26. Patrolman Pat Conte, Sandy Jarosz, records department, and Det. Jason Sweitzer organize the meals given the area residents by the Middle Township Police Department and Acme, Cape May Court House, on a rainy Wednesday, Nov. 26. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township police, with the help of Acme in Cape May Court House, made sure that 26 township families had a good Thanksgiving this year, complete with a turkey and all the trimmings.

And when an extra eight families asked for turkey dinners, both police and Acme dug once again into their pockets, to make sure that everyone got served, bringing the total to 34 complete meals.

And that includes pumpkin pie.

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Festive Friday skating rink moved to Avalon School

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 11:39 am

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AVALON - Safey and windy conditions has led Avalon officials to move the free skating rink from 22nd Street and Dune Drive to the Avalon Elementary School’s playground at 30th Street and Ocean Drive, according to a statement from the borough.

The rink is slated to be open by 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, and will remain open until dark, according to the statement.
Avalon's tree lighting is planned at 5 p.m. to coincide with Santa's arrival. Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the school, Avalon Public Safety Building, and Avalon Borough Hall.

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Area Christmas parades

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 10:11 am

Stone Harbor: Saturday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Parade route - Begins at 107th Street, to 3rd Avenue, to 96th Street and ends at beach lot.

Dennis Township: Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

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Woodbine receives $400,000 for fire station renovations

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 10:07 am

WOODBINE - Mayor William Pikolycky has announced that the borough has received a $400,000 grant for renovation to the Woodbine Fire Station complex from the state Department of Community Affairs Small Cities program.

Renovations are expected to include reconstruction of the roof on both the 1903 and 1950s sections of the station, as well as completing interior and exterior repair to areas compromised as a result of roof conditions.

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