• 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

Muppet movie to be shown at county library

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Written by David Benson Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:46 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Children, 6-12, along with their families are invited to a screening of “Muppet Treasure Island” at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this G-rated children’s musical.

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Woodbine Municipal Alliance to meet Sept. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:45 am

The public is invited to the Woodbine Municipal Alliance's quarterly meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the municipal building, 501 Washington Ave.

The alliance is an organization comprised of parents, community members, teachers, police, school staff, counselors, agency representatives, youth and others interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

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County library hosts cooking demonstration

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:43 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to “Squash and Other Gourds” at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, presented by chef Adam Formento at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

Adam will demonstrate effective ways to get the most out of squash and gourds for good autumn eating. 

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Sweet treat begins school year at Cape Christian

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:32 am

Madison Guthrie is ready to enjoy her treat. Madison Guthrie is ready to enjoy her treat. In honor of the beginning of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Cape Christian Academy students received a surprise visit by the local Kona Ice truck, compliments of the GretaJo Payne and Jonathan Kleinman family.

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Officials break ground at Ockie Wisting complex

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 07:26 am

“The Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex will offer unique recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Tim Donohue. “The Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex will offer unique recreation opportunities for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Tim Donohue. RIO GRANDE – Middle Township officials broke ground at the Robert Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande.

According to officials, combination of a $580,000 county open space grant and partnership with Cape Express Soccer and Cape May County Disc Golf Association will allow the township to develop the 82-acre former Fort Apache Campground.

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County zoo’s Siberian tiger, Rocky, declared free of cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 04:53 pm

Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

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Prescription drug collection scheduled for township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 03:27 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Police Department will participate in “Operation Take Back,” a federal Drug Enforcement Agency initiative geared toward collecting unwanted, unused or expired medications.

The goal of Operation Take Back is to allow area residents to deliver their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to police who can in turn dispose of medications in a safe manner, preventing the pills from falling into the hands of juveniles or into the illegal drug market.

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Breakfast planned at Rio Grande Fire House

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:48 pm

Rio Grande Fire Company Rio Grande Fire Company RIO GRANDE - The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Rio Grande Fire House, 1120 Route 47.

This buffet includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, sausage gravy, doughnuts, toast, coffee, tea and juice.

Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for kids.

   

New 4-H teen club seeks members

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:21 pm

Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Teenagers in the 8th grade through one year out of high school are invited to have a slice of pizza and join “Commun-A-Teens,” an organization with the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program, at its first meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Restaurant week features dinners, breakfast and lunch

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 07:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Get a taste of the fine foods Middle Township's restaurants have to offer during Restaurant Week, from Sept. 22-27.

Participating restaurants include Atkinson’s Tavern, Avalon Links, Bellevue Tavern, Country Club Tavern, Hugits Steaks & Things, Nino’s, Rio Station, Rio Grande Diner and Steve’s Café 47. 

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