• Resident Fran Rambo has collected 175 names on a petition that asks that the natural ambience of Bennys Landing be preserved, and has hung a sign to emphasize her resistance to proposed changes.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bennys Landing is a place out of time, an area known to the locals as “arrogantly shabby,” and that’s just how the residents like it.

  • One resident said it sounded like a long, loud growl - another thought they'd acquired a ghost

    People in Cape May and Atlantic counties are reporting what some believe have been an earthquake, though others believe it may have been more akin to a sonic boom.

    Some have placed the time at about noon, while others say it was closer to 2 p.m.

    Ralph Walter, West Cape May, said he was fishing on Cape May Point Beach when he heard a rumble. “It was dark on the Delaware beach side, and at first I thought it was thunder,” he said.…

Middle Township Gazette

Fire destroys home on Vick Street

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, June 17, 2014 03:36 pm

WHITESBORO - A fire destroyed a home on Vick Street Tuesday afternoon, bringing firefighters from four local fire departments to the scene. There were no reported injuries, according to fire officials.

Cape May Court House, Green Creek, Erma and Rio Grande fire companies responded to the scene at 1:10 p.m. and brought the fire at the one-story ranch home under control within 45 minutes.

According to Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards, a fire monitor within the house alerted police and fire companies.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 2 - June 8

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Written by Police Blotter Tuesday, June 17, 2014 02:46 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 907 calls for service, averaging 130 per day Monday through Sunday, June 2 - June 8.

Monday, September 2

Vehicle crash - Route 9 South, Cape May Court House

Vehicle crash - Route 47 South, Rio Grande

Vehicle crash - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

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Bishop McHugh gets new principal on July 1

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, June 17, 2014 09:36 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School will have a new principal beginning July 1, the Board of Pastors for Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School announced this week, and the school will be open this September a spokesman said.

The board, similar to a board of education, announced the appointment of Thomas J. McGuire Jr. as principal of the school, in a press release sent Thursday, June 12.

McGuire replaces outgoing principal Laura Tomlin, and he currently serves as assistant principal at Our Lady of Czestochowa/Little Harbor Academy in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Two charged with armed robbery in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 04:09 pm

Two people are in custody, including a Rio Grande woman, after an armed robbery at a motel, police announced Monday.

On June 12, at 9 p.m. the Middle Township Police Department responded to the Whispering Woods Motel for a report of an armed robbery. Upon the arrival of patrol officers it was determined that a man entered a motel room brandishing a silver handgun, and demanded money.

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‘Take Control of Your Health’ at Cape Assist seminar

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 07:56 am

WOODBINE – The public is invited to “Take Control of Your Health,” at a free six-week seminar series for seniors at the Woodbine Community Center at 812 Longfellow Ave.

Sessions will be held Tuesdays from July 1 to Aug. 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and include a light lunch.

The classes cover chronic condition such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain and or anxiety as well as other health conditions and their caretakers:

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Jimmy Papperman honored by Rotary Club

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 08:46 am

Shown are Jimmy Papperman, Pearline Ross, a Rotary representative, Papperman’s mother and school nurse, Debi Papperman. Shown are Jimmy Papperman, Pearline Ross, a Rotary representative, Papperman’s mother and school nurse, Debi Papperman. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Jimmy Papperman, an eighth-grade student at Cape Christian Academy, was honored on Tuesday, June 3, by the Mid Jersey Cape Rotary Club for Papperman’s volunteer work in the community.

Pearline Ross, a club representative, presented Papperman with $50 and a certificate of achievement.

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Golden Inn honored for 50 years with Chamber of Commerce

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 07:43 am

Shown from left are: Scott Campbell, Chamber of Commerce chairman; Jennifer Quig, Golden Inn catering manager; Charlotte Haman, Golden Inn director of sales and marketing; and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew. Shown from left are: Scott Campbell, Chamber of Commerce chairman; Jennifer Quig, Golden Inn catering manager; Charlotte Haman, Golden Inn director of sales and marketing; and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew. WILDWOOD CREST - Golden Inn Hotel and Resort was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May for 50 years of chamber membership at the Two Mile Restaurant in Wildwood Crest. The event was held to honor members of the chamber who had achieved 25 and 50 year membership terms.

 

Prostate cancer support group begins in July medical center

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Written by David Benson Sunday, June 15, 2014 07:41 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A support group for men living with a diagnosis of prostate cancer will begin on July 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maruchi room at Cape Regional Medical Center at 2 Stone Harbor Boulevard in Cape May Court House.

The first meeting will provide education and resources, as well as support for newly diagnosed patients as well as prostate cancer survivors.

The group is expected to meet monthly on the second Tuesday. There is no fee to participate.

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Cape Assist offers 'Summer Family Camp' at community center

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 14, 2014 07:45 am

WOODBINE - Families are invited to "Family Summer Camp," a free seven-session program series at the Woodbine Community Center at 812 Longfellow St.

The program will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning July 1, and ending Aug. 12.

A family lunch, workshop, and crafts are planned for families with children ages 10 to 14. Babysitting will be provided free at the center.

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Freeholders recognize Cynthia Leatherwood as county Teacher of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 14, 2014 07:35 am

Shown from left:  Leonard C. Desiderio, freeholder vice-director; E. Marie Hayes, freeholder; Cynthia Leatherwood, Cape May County Teacher of the Year; Madeline Stetser; Richard Stepura, county superintendent of schools; Gerald M. Thornton, freeholder director; Kristine Gabor, freeholder; and Will Morey, freeholder.  Shown from left: Leonard C. Desiderio, freeholder vice-director; E. Marie Hayes, freeholder; Cynthia Leatherwood, Cape May County Teacher of the Year; Madeline Stetser; Richard Stepura, county superintendent of schools; Gerald M. Thornton, freeholder director; Kristine Gabor, freeholder; and Will Morey, freeholder. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cynthia Leatherwood, Dennis Township, has been named Cape May County Teacher of the Year, and was honored on May 27 by the county Freeholders for her achievement.

Leatherwood has been an educator for 26 years and teaches eighth grade language arts literacy in the Dennis Township School District.

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