Middle Township Gazette

Got toys? Call the Marines

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Written by David Benson Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:39 am

When in need, call the Marines.

As a country, we’ve depended on that particular branch of the military for 239 years to defend the nation.

And as a county, Cape May has counted on them for the last 15 years to not only protect the country, but to make sure that kids throughout the area have holidays to brag about.

“The Marines are the face of Cape May Toys for Tots, but we have a lot of community partners,” said David Burton, a former Marine and head of the county’s campaign to put toys in the hands of kids who would otherwise wake to a joyless morning this holiday season.

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UPDATE: Two fatal fires in county in one night

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Last Updated on Thursday, November 20, 2014 04:15 pm Written by David Benson Wednesday, November 19, 2014 02:50 pm

Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

“We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a structure fire in Whitesboro with possible entrapment,” said Jim Belles, Rio Grande Fire Company assistant chief.

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Township police have turkey dinners for those in need

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, November 19, 2014 01:36 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Police have free meals to give away this Thanksgiving, and they’re looking for needy families who want a traditional meal of turkey, with all of the trimmings.

“The wonderful ladies at Acme in Cape May Court House contacted the police department about a month ago,” said Police Capt. John Edwards. “They said they have 50 boxed meals for us. That was fantastic.”

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Woodbine man points gun at state troopers, charged with attempted murder

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, November 18, 2014 03:50 pm

WOODBINE – A Woodbine man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after firing several shots toward a crowd and aiming a semi-automatic handgun at New Jersey State Troopers, a state police spokesman said Tuesday, Nov. 18.

In addition, Jose Lopez, 29, was charged on Sunday, Nov. 16 with various weapons offenses and lodged in county jail on $500,000 bail, said Lt. Brian Polite.

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Cape May County Zoo announces death of female giraffe

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 01:35 pm

Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

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Chat with a State Trooper

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 07:30 am

WOODBINE – The public is invited to chat with a State Trooper from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Village Kitchen, 46 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora.

According to Lt. Doug Pearson, Woodbine station commander, the troopers will address issues in the community.

For more information, call 609-390-1174.

   

Rosemary Hilvert appointed to medical center foundation board

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Rosemary Hilvert has been appointed to the board of the Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation, according to a statement from Ellen Kravet Burke, chairwoman, Cape Regional Health System Board of Trustees.

Hilvert also serves as a Learning Specialist at the Medical Center.

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American Legion Post 331 plans Christmas party

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 16, 2014 07:23 am

STONE HARBOR — The public is invited to the American Legion Post 331 Christmas Party, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 9001 Sunset Drive.

In addition to your choice of steak, chicken or flounder for dinner, the post plans music, dancing, a basket of cheer and door prizes as part of the evening's festivities.

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Rosemary Hilvert appointed to medical center foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 16, 2014 07:14 am

Rosemary Hilvert Rosemary Hilvert CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Rosemary Hilvert has been appointed to the board of the Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation, according to a statement from Ellen Kravet Burke, chairwoman, Cape Regional Health System Board of Trustees.

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Bishop McHugh receives energy for the arts grant

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Written by David Benson Sunday, November 16, 2014 07:03 am

Shown in the photo celebrating a $1,000 grant to Bishop McHugh are: Yiannis Kossyvakis, Mackenzie Butler, Principal Tom McGuire, Reagan Peter, Grace Gehman, Lily Capone, Francesca Panzini, Azucena Martinez, Emma Vince, Nicholas Colalillo. Shown in the photo celebrating a $1,000 grant to Bishop McHugh are: Yiannis Kossyvakis, Mackenzie Butler, Principal Tom McGuire, Reagan Peter, Grace Gehman, Lily Capone, Francesca Panzini, Azucena Martinez, Emma Vince, Nicholas Colalillo. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School recently received a $1,000 energy for the arts grant from South Jersey Energy. The grant aims to provide support needed to sustain local, competitive art programs for school-aged children.

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