Middle Township Gazette

Cape May Court House student presents research at national conference

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 26, 2014 09:04 am

Allison Ortman Allison Ortman DALLAS, Pa. — A former Cape May Court House resident spent two years on a research project, and this month, she, along with other student and faculty researchers from Misericordia University’s Department of Occupational Therapy presented the findings from their studies at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 2014 annual conference in Baltimore.

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Dorothy Gilbert’s drive keeps her on a path to a new home

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Written by David Benson Saturday, April 26, 2014 08:27 am

After four years, Dorothy Gilbert, center, is about six months away from having a new home in Whitesboro. Gilbert is shown here with Kathleen O’Neill, family advocate, on her left, and Laurie Johnson, director of Family Promise of Cape May, along with one of the studs that will be a part of her house. After four years, Dorothy Gilbert, center, is about six months away from having a new home in Whitesboro. Gilbert is shown here with Kathleen O’Neill, family advocate, on her left, and Laurie Johnson, director of Family Promise of Cape May, along with one of the studs that will be a part of her house. WHITESBORO – Four years ago, Dorothy Gilbert found herself jobless and homeless. Alone with five children, she struggled from day to day.

In 2010, Family Promise of Cape May County and its partner-churches helped Gilbert, 46, and her children find safe and affordable housing. Two years later, Habitat for Humanity notified Gilbert that she had been selected as a Habitat homeowner.

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On the run

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, April 26, 2014 08:24 am

photo by Jen Marra photo by Jen Marra Children run towards brightly colored eggs spread across the lawn for a terrapin-themed egg hunt during Turtle Fest Saturday, April 19, at the Wetlands Institute on Stone Harbor Boulevard.

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Zoo introduces baby giraffe, two scimitar-horned oryx at Earth Day celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 25, 2014 04:57 pm

File photo of a scimitar-horned oryx born earlier this year. File photo of a scimitar-horned oryx born earlier this year. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to the Cape May County Park and Zoo for an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26 to celebrate “Promoting Planet Perfection,” during which the zoo will introduce the recently born giraffe and two young scimitar-horned oryx.

The female giraffe was born on Sunday, March 30 to Aziza, 19, who has been with the zoo since she was six months old.

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Doors on Route 9 open to a community

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Written by David Benson Friday, April 25, 2014 03:01 pm

Seven doors stand in a field next to the Asbury United Methodist Church on Route 9, erected as part of the “10,000 Door Movement.” Seven doors stand in a field next to the Asbury United Methodist Church on Route 9, erected as part of the “10,000 Door Movement.” MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Seven doors stand in an empty field near a church on Route 9 outside of Cape May Court House. Brightly painted wooden gateways, they seem to beckon and invite passersby to stop.

To knock. To wonder.

To pose and take pictures.

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Two killed, two injured in high speed Route 47 crash

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 25, 2014 11:46 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - Two people were killed, and two injured in a high speed collision Thursday night on Route 47, south of the Wildwood Water Works bend, according to the Middle Township Police Department.

Millville resident Stephen Carsten, 29, and Del Haven resident Jeffrey Natale, 19, were killed on impact when Carsten's Chevy Malibu struck Natale's Infiniti head on, police said in a statement. Witnesses told police that Carsten was speeding.

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Middle to join in Avalon dredge project

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 24, 2014 09:19 am

But negotiations planned with Avalon Manor homeowners on the bill

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Some Avalon Manor homeowners want part of a state grant to help fund dredging of their harbor.

Some owners brought concerns about a dredging project at Sterbeck Harbor to Township Committee Monday, April 22.

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Middle seeks help to fund feral cat program

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 24, 2014 09:12 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution on Monday seeking a $31,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to continue a program begun in 2011 to spay and neuter feral cats.

Over the last two years, more than 500 feral felines were trapped, neutered and released, said Charlotte Anderson, board member of the Animal Alliance of Cape May. But the funds for the program ran out about six months ago.

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Woodbine celebrates the Week of the Young Child

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:19 pm

WOODBINE — The borough has issued a proclamation declaring April 21-25 as “Week of the Young Child,” with the theme of “Early Years are Learning Years,” an official said recently, and the school district has planned activities throughout the week to recognize the event.

“I hope and encourage that a parent or family member of each child will be able take part in at least some of those activities celebrate the Week of the Young Child and I welcome our Head Start children who will be joining in this celebration,” said Mayor William Pikolycky.

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Woodbine residents observe Arbor Day with tree seedlings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:06 pm

Woodbine resident John Sturm receives trees from Jim Gurdgiel, a plant operator with the MUA. Woodbine resident John Sturm receives trees from Jim Gurdgiel, a plant operator with the MUA. WOODBINE — The borough had a special twist on its annual Arbor Day celebration when it served as the county drop-off site for free tree seedlings to be distributed under the state Tree Recovery Campaign, a borough official said recently.

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