Middle Township Gazette

Volleyball tournament planned to support Relay for Life

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:45 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a Relay for Life Volleyball Tournament at Middle Township High School, from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 20, sponsored by the student council.

Sign up to play, or just come out to watch. The tournament is limited to 16 teams, each with eight members – two of whom must be female. Cost is $40 per team. Proceeds benefit Middle Township Relay for Life.

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Spring into the ocean

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:04 am

Participants take a quick dip in to the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Stone Harbor Shiver Saturday, March 14, at 96th Street and the beach.  The event is hosted by the Stone Harbor Chamber of commerce and proceeds benefit Friend in Need and Family Promise of Cape May County. The water temperature is around 38 this week. Participants take a quick dip in to the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Stone Harbor Shiver Saturday, March 14, at 96th Street and the beach. The event is hosted by the Stone Harbor Chamber of commerce and proceeds benefit Friend in Need and Family Promise of Cape May County. The water temperature is around 38 this week. Participants take a quick dip in to the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Stone Harbor Shiver Saturday, March 14, at 96th Street and the beach.  The event is hosted by the Stone Harbor Chamber of commerce and proceeds benefit Friend in Need and Family Promise of Cape May County. The water temperature is around 38 this week.

More photos by Jen Marra

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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ planned at Performing Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 08:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a presentation of “Bye Bye Birdie” by students of Middle Township Middle School on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, at the Performing Arts Center.

Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $10 adults and $8 senior citizens and students.

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Catholic school looks to community for tuition grants

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 19, 2015 07:58 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The community is lending a hand to students who want a Catholic education, and a recent $17,000 donation has given school officials hope that a newly introduced Adopt a Student program will work.

Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School took to the Internet early this year with a fundraising drive for tuition assistance to be used for children in or out of the four parishes the school serves.

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Atkinson’s Restaurant changes hands after 37 years

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:02 am

Atkinson’s Restaurant and Tavern changes hands after 37 years. Atkinson’s Restaurant and Tavern changes hands after 37 years. New owner plans renovations in the fall

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A landmark restaurant in Mayville, along with its liquor license, has changed hands, passing from the family of former Mayor Susan Atkinson-DeLanzo to Lou Altobelli Jr., the township’s business person of the year in 2014.

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Experimental oyster reefs planned off south Reeds Beach

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 18, 2015 08:50 am

Researchers hope reefs will protect shore, crabs and homes

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A $60,000 project to build two experimental oyster reefs off the shores of Reeds Beach is set to get underway next month, and conservation officials plan to invite the public to wade into the surf to help construct the aquatic habitat.

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Slight drop in Middle’s tax rate in $20M budget

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 17, 2015 02:20 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township residents will see a small decrease in their municipal tax bill this year, thanks to a flat levy along with growth in the township’s ratable base, officials said Monday.

Township Committee unanimously introduced the $20.3 million budget Monday. If the budget is approved in the final vote, the local tax rate drops from 45.5 cents per $100 of assessed property value to 45.2 cents, despite a reduction of about $100,000 in projected revenue, and a pay raise of 1.6 percent for about 40 of the township’s 250 employees.

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Rita Kirk named Middle Township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 17, 2015 09:48 am

Mayor Tim Donohue presents Rita Kirk with a certificate recognizing her as the Employee of the Month. Mayor Tim Donohue presents Rita Kirk with a certificate recognizing her as the Employee of the Month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Rita Kirk, Public Works administrative secretary, was named the March Employee of the month at the regular meeting of the Middle Township Committee, Monday, March 16.

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Male snow leopard at Cape May County Zoo dies

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 16, 2015 02:39 pm

Zoo officials released this image of Vijay, the Cape May County Zoo snow leopard who died at age 16 this month. Zoo officials released this image of Vijay, the Cape May County Zoo snow leopard who died at age 16 this month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Vijay, the beloved male snow leopard at the Cape May County Zoo, died on March 5, county officials announced on Monday afternoon.

 Vijay was 16 years old and had been fighting a number of illnesses over the years, including glaucoma and kidney stones. Vijay died from complications associated with kidney disease. 

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Branches of county library hosts painting session

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 15, 2015 06:55 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children five to 12 are invited to learn more about painting at one of two sessions to be presented by Artists on the Rocks at different branches of the county library.

* March 21, 1 p.m., Cape May Court House Library, 30 West Mechanic St.

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