• The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

    Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything…

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  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

    Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

    The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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  • Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.PHILADELPHIA —…

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  • Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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  • Borough officials say that planting the dune grass is a volunteer event the whole family can enjoy.AVALON – The borough is looking for volunteers who want to enjoy a day at beach along with a free lunch.

    Though winter still bears down on the shore, this week, Avalon issued a statement seeking volunteers to plant dune grass beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

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Middle Township Gazette

Eighth grade student organizes dance-a-thon as fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 07:55 am

 Augostina ‘Augie’ Mallous says that dance is outlet for creativity and self-discovery. Augostina ‘Augie’ Mallous says that dance is outlet for creativity and self-discovery. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Augostina Mallous wants to dance, while at the same time sharing her of love of whirling across the floor with other teens who may not have that opportunity.

“Having the privilege and ability to dance is a gift,” said Mallous, known as “Augie” to her friends. “I want to share this gift with everyone I can, especially to those who are lacking essential funds.”

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Motor vehicle office in Rio Grande plans move to North Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 07:54 am

RIO GRANDE – The state Motor Vehicle Commission’s office in the Rio Grande Plaza Shopping Center will close sometime this summer, and the office is slated to move to a larger building in North Cape May, a state official said Monday.

Mairin Bellack, deputy director of communications with the Motor Vehicle Commission, said an expiring lease at the plaza prompted the move.

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‘Prayer Partners’ brings students together at Cape Christian

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 07:26 am

Dorothy Berger, Veronica Panczner and Ana O’Regan with Jayden Tan, Alexandra Zervas and Jocelyn Funk. Dorothy Berger, Veronica Panczner and Ana O’Regan with Jayden Tan, Alexandra Zervas and Jocelyn Funk. Prayer Partners is a weekly session among the students at Cape Christian Academy that is devoted to prayer and praise.

Junior high and high school students are paired with an elementary student for the school year. Each Thursday prior to lunch, the students gather, and the older students lead the younger ones in prayer.

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Mayor: Woodbine future is bright

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am

Editor’s Note: This is a copy of Mayor William Pikolycky’s State of the Borough address at the recent Woodbine reorganization meeting. The address has been edited for space.

The future remains bright for Woodbine.

It is my pleasure to report the State of the Borough of Woodbine along with my wishes for the best in this New Year on this “Little Christmas” –  our Eastern European celebration of the holiday, and to thank the people of Woodbine for electing me for a seventh term.

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On the cover: Taking it to the basket

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am

Bridget Ruskey of the Middle Township High School girls basketball team drives to the basket during her team’s game against rival Lower Cape May Regional Bridget Ruskey of the Middle Township High School girls basketball team drives to the basket during her team’s game against rival Lower Cape May Regional Bridget Ruskey of the Middle Township High School girls basketball team drives to the basket during her team’s game against rival Lower Cape May Regional Monday, Jan 12, in Lower Cape’s gymnasium. Trailing by double digits, the Lady Panthers scored 11 straight points in the fourth quarter to draw to within a point but ultimately fell short, 33-30. See Sports for the story and more photos.

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Grandparents raising Grandchildren hosts ‘quick and thrifty meals”

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 14, 2015 03:18 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a free presentation of “quick and thrifty meals,” for the Grandparents raising Grandchildren support group from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Building, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

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State Police blotter, Woodbine Barracks, Dec. 17-Jan. 12

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:50 pm

New Jersey State Police New Jersey State Police The Woodbine barracks of the state police released the following information about recent arrests. Those charged are considered innocent.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Dec. 29-Jan. 4

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:42 pm

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Blotter Middle Township Police Department police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 29-Jan 4. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

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Cold days at the beach

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:07 pm

The Delaware Bay is an icy scene at Cook’s Beach with temperatures in the mid 20s Saturday, Jan. 10, in Middle Township.  The icy waters reach under the pilings of the homes at Reed’s Beach.  The Delaware Bay is an icy scene at Cook’s Beach with temperatures in the mid 20s Saturday, Jan. 10, in Middle Township. The icy waters reach under the pilings of the homes at Reed’s Beach. The Delaware Bay is an icy scene at Cook’s Beach with temperatures in the mid 20s Saturday, Jan. 10, in Middle Township.  The icy waters reach under the pilings of the homes at Reed’s Beach.  

photos by Jen Marra

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Support seen for grandmother charged with kidnapping

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, January 13, 2015 01:00 pm

Cinnamon Kelly is in a Pennsylvania jail awaiting extradition to New Jersey where she faces kidnapping charges for allegedly taking her grandchildren across state lines after a judge denied her custody. Cinnamon Kelly is in a Pennsylvania jail awaiting extradition to New Jersey where she faces kidnapping charges for allegedly taking her grandchildren across state lines after a judge denied her custody. Family hopes to raise $5,000 for legal bills

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The boyfriend of a woman accused of kidnapping her grandchildren last week has denied the state’s charges, saying that Cinnamon Kelly, Villas, had parental permission to have custody of the two toddlers when she took them to Pennsylvania.

“She’s innocent,” said Kelly’s boyfriend, Bryan Thomas, Marmora. “I can tell you for certain that she’s innocent of kidnapping.”

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