• CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

    Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

  • Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

    The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns…

  • MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

    The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • We won’t know what Hurricane Edouard will bring, but it’s expected to pass well off the coast this week. Previous storms this year brought some great waves, but this one’s being described as the first major storm of the season. Summer’s not over, but if it were a tube of toothpaste, we’d be…

  • OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

    “It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

Middle Township Gazette

Public invited to exhibit Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 07:59 am

Artist Viktor Shvaiko, center, with Patti DiMarco and Skip Iannucci, Stone Harbor. Artist Viktor Shvaiko, center, with Patti DiMarco and Skip Iannucci, Stone Harbor. STONE HARBOR - The public is invited to an exhibition of the works of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor.

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Sunny celebration of Stone Harbor centennial

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, September 12, 2014 07:43 am

Students of the Stone Harbor Elementary School wave to crowd as part of Stone Harbor’s Centennial Jubilee Celebration Parade Saturday, Sept. 6. Students of the Stone Harbor Elementary School wave to crowd as part of Stone Harbor’s Centennial Jubilee Celebration Parade Saturday, Sept. 6. Students of the Stone Harbor Elementary School wave to crowd as part of Stone Harbor’s Centennial Jubilee Celebration Parade Saturday, Sept. 6. 

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Whitesboro class encourages people to live well

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 12, 2014 07:36 am

WHITESBORO - The public is invited to “Living Well in Whitesboro,” a free program scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6-7 p.m. at the Whitesboro Grammar School, 100 E. Main St.

The next class is Oct. 10, and attendees will learn how to eat healthy on a budget. Monthly classes are scheduled through August 2015.

For more information, call 609-536-8352.

 

Breakfast planned at Rio Grande Fire House

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 07:08 am

RIO GRANDE - The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Rio Grande Fire House, 1120 Route 47.

This special buffet for firemen’s weekend includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, sausage gravy, doughnuts, toast, coffee, tea and juice.

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

   

Volunteers sought for dune grass planting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 07:01 am

AVALON - The borough is seeking volunteers to plant dune grass at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4.

Individuals or groups are asked to meet Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue for brief demonstration, where special tools will be provided. The city will provide transportation to the planting sites.

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Bison born at Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:46 pm

The newborn bison calf is flanked by his mother, Henrietta, and Snap’ (his sister) on the right.  photo by zookeeper Kim Simpkins The newborn bison calf is flanked by his mother, Henrietta, and Snap’ (his sister) on the right. photo by zookeeper Kim Simpkins CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Zoo has a new addition – a baby bison boy!

The male bison calf arrived September 10 2014 and is doing very well, according to the zoo veterinarians. 

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Stone Harbor dedicates Freedom Park during 9/11 ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:45 pm

Stone Harbor Elementary students sing, and sign, ‘God Bless America.’ Stone Harbor Elementary students sing, and sign, ‘God Bless America.’ Park features I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center

STONE HARBOR - Mayor Suzanne Walters and Borough Council dedicated Freedom Park on Thursday, Sept. 11, the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.

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Woodbine airport to receive $400,000 for runway repair, helicopter parking

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 01:50 pm

U.S. Rep. Frank Lobiondo U.S. Rep. Frank Lobiondo WOODBINE – The borough will receive two federal grants totaling nearly $400,000 to renovate the airport’s taxiway and explore the addition of a helicopter parking apron, a federal official announced Thursday, Sept. 11.

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9/11 remembered in Cape May Court House

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:47 pm

Cape May County Sheriff’s Honor Guard salute the flag during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in front of the Old Courthouse in Cape May Court House. Cape May County Sheriff’s Honor Guard salute the flag during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in front of the Old Courthouse in Cape May Court House. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A crowd of more than 50 people bowed their heads for a long moment of silence in front of the Old Courthouse, Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Township Committee plans groundbreaking at Ockie Wisting

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:21 am

RIO GRANDE – Middle Township Committee plans a groundbreaking for the Robert Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande, according to officials.

A 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, according to a statement.

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