Middle Township Gazette

Students raise $45,000 during Relay for Life

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 22, 2014 09:26 am

The Middle Township Relay for Life went on, despite heavy rains, after students moved the relay into the high school on Friday, May 16. The Middle Township Relay for Life went on, despite heavy rains, after students moved the relay into the high school on Friday, May 16. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Torrential rains last Friday may have played a part in the $45,000 record-breaking Relay for Life fundraiser organized by the student council at Middle Township High School, when it forced the event indoors.

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Interact Club and ‘Josh the Otter’ talk swimming safety

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 22, 2014 09:18 am

Josh the Otter and Interact Club members talked water safety with Christine D’Antonio’s class at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1 on Friday, May 16. Josh the Otter and Interact Club members talked water safety with Christine D’Antonio’s class at Middle Township Elementary School No. 1 on Friday, May 16. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A heavy rain didn’t stop Josh the Otter from making his annual visit to Middle Township Elementary School No. 1 to talk to the pre-k children about water safety.

Josh, after all, is an otter and he wasn’t about to let a little rain dampen his spirits as he walked between classrooms on Friday, May 16, to hand out books in English and Spanish on swimming safety.

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Hamer honored for his work on National Night Out

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Burgess “Butch” Hamer, left, accepts an award from Police Chief Christopher Luesner, center, and Mayor Tim Donohue. Burgess “Butch” Hamer, left, accepts an award from Police Chief Christopher Luesner, center, and Mayor Tim Donohue. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Mayor Tim Donohue and Police Chief Christopher Luesner honored a retired police officer and current school board member at the Township Committee meeting on Monday for his work in making the annual National Night Out “the best in South Jersey.”

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Road closures planned in early June for Parkway construction

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:29 pm

The Parkway entrance leading to Crest Haven was closed up tight last week as a massive project on the Garden State Parkway continued. The Parkway entrance leading to Crest Haven was closed up tight last week as a massive project on the Garden State Parkway continued. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Work on the Garden State Parkway will lead to several road closures during the coming weeks, when the state Turnpike Authority sets 140-foot beams into place in advance of coming overpasses, a local official said at the Monday, May 19 meeting of the Township Committee.

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Vehicle overturned in crash

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:04 pm

Photo by Gene Hall Photo by Gene Hall MIDDLE TOWNSHIP—An accident involving a Tony’s Produce truck and a Jeep occurred in the Dias Creek section of Middle Township around 5:18 p.m. Sunday, May 18, Police Captain John Edwards confirmed.

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Primeval species crowds Delaware Bay beaches

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:17 am

Volunteers tag a horseshoe crab at Kimbles Beach on Thursday, May 15. Volunteers tag a horseshoe crab at Kimbles Beach on Thursday, May 15. KIMBLES BEACH – About 100 people gathered on the shore of Kimbles Beach in Middle Township on Thursday, May 15, and Heidi Hanlon had to raise her voice to be heard over children’s squeals and the low conversations of adults.

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LoBiondo applauds entrants of annual Congressional Art Competition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 18, 2014 08:47 am

Sydney Trombetta and U.S. Rep Frank Lobiondo Sydney Trombetta and U.S. Rep Frank Lobiondo MAYS LANDING – A Cape Christian Academy student was one of three winners in the annual 2014 Congressional Art Competition, and on Tuesday, May 6, U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo announced that Sydney Trombetta’s work will be displayed in his Mays Landing office.

“The annual Congressional Art Competition encourages young artists in our communities, and I am pleased to again have my office participate,” LoBiondo said.

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County residents among those honored at college awards ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 17, 2014 08:37 am

MAYS LANDING - Several Cape May County residents were honored recently for their writing efforts when Atlantic Cape Community College hosted the seventh Annual Communication Awards ceremony on Friday, May 2, at the Mays Landing Campus.

Judges in the competition included Keith Forrest, associate professor of communication and former producer at E! Entertainment Television; Barry M. Grey, former supervising producer at E! Entertainment Television; and Kyle Worrell, vice president of Broadcast Operations at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles.

County winners include:

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Woodbine students take part in ‘Student Government Day’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 16, 2014 03:31 pm

Students and teachers at Woodbine Student Government Day on Friday, May 9. Students and teachers at Woodbine Student Government Day on Friday, May 9. WOODBINE – Students from the Woodbine Elementary School recently got a closer look at how government works when members of the eighth grade class attended “Student Government Day” on Friday, May 9, at the Woodbine Municipal Complex.

The students and their advisors – Steven Schleckser and Margaret Benson – spent the morning at borough hall learning about the workings of their local government.

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Pets of the week - Gracie and Scrappy

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 16, 2014 03:08 pm

Gracie Gracie Gracie is an adult, female cat available for adoption. Shelter staff describe the cat as a sweet, older feline who needs a good home for her golden years. She is spayed and vaccinated, and Gracie's adoption fee is $20.


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