• With one wrecked, and another aging, county considering single aircraft

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The County Freeholders voted this week to accept an $80,000 insurance settlement for a county helicopter that crashed last month, an official said Wednesday, however the county is unlikely to replace the aircraft.

    “We have two helicopters,” said Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “We’re discussing just going to one helicopter, and replacing the one we have.”

  • Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday.TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Wednesday that the former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and his son have been indicted for allegedly receiving payments of approximately $46,000 based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

    Eugene “Rob” Spiegel, 51, and Jacob Spiegel, 20, both of Seaville, were indicted by…

  • Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Harvest Festival is just a month away, and this year could be the township’s largest fall celebration ever, township officials said recently.

    [photos courtesy of Middle Township]

Middle Township Gazette

Bishop McHugh gets new principal on July 1

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, June 17, 2014 09:36 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School will have a new principal beginning July 1, the Board of Pastors for Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School announced this week, and the school will be open this September a spokesman said.

The board, similar to a board of education, announced the appointment of Thomas J. McGuire Jr. as principal of the school, in a press release sent Thursday, June 12.

McGuire replaces outgoing principal Laura Tomlin, and he currently serves as assistant principal at Our Lady of Czestochowa/Little Harbor Academy in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Two charged with armed robbery in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 04:09 pm

Two people are in custody, including a Rio Grande woman, after an armed robbery at a motel, police announced Monday.

On June 12, at 9 p.m. the Middle Township Police Department responded to the Whispering Woods Motel for a report of an armed robbery. Upon the arrival of patrol officers it was determined that a man entered a motel room brandishing a silver handgun, and demanded money.

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‘Take Control of Your Health’ at Cape Assist seminar

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 07:56 am

WOODBINE – The public is invited to “Take Control of Your Health,” at a free six-week seminar series for seniors at the Woodbine Community Center at 812 Longfellow Ave.

Sessions will be held Tuesdays from July 1 to Aug. 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and include a light lunch.

The classes cover chronic condition such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain and or anxiety as well as other health conditions and their caretakers:

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Bishop McHugh students raise money to fight cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 07:49 am

Brett Staino, a cancer survivor, joins fellow students Michael Scanlan, Maya Kolimaga and Lily Kolimaga at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School on May 30. Brett Staino, a cancer survivor, joins fellow students Michael Scanlan, Maya Kolimaga and Lily Kolimaga at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School on May 30. DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Students at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School joined the battle against cancer on Friday, May 30, when they hosted their second annual Alex's Lemonade Stand.

The fundraiser is a personal and spiritual mission for the school, because there are both students and staff members who have been affected by cancer.

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Jimmy Papperman honored by Rotary Club

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 08:46 am

Shown are Jimmy Papperman, Pearline Ross, a Rotary representative, Papperman’s mother and school nurse, Debi Papperman. Shown are Jimmy Papperman, Pearline Ross, a Rotary representative, Papperman’s mother and school nurse, Debi Papperman. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Jimmy Papperman, an eighth-grade student at Cape Christian Academy, was honored on Tuesday, June 3, by the Mid Jersey Cape Rotary Club for Papperman’s volunteer work in the community.

Pearline Ross, a club representative, presented Papperman with $50 and a certificate of achievement.

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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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