• Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

  • Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

  • Local and county officials attended the ribbon cutting of the Volunteers in Medicine Thrift Store in Cape May Court House, at 10 a.m., Saturday. Oct. 18.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Shoppers waited patiently outside the doors of the township’s newest store, Saturday, Oct. 18, as local and officials cut the ribbon to open the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 20 S. Main St.

  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Demands by state, county and municipal officials for a second look at controversial affordable housing project at Patsy’s Way have halted the project – at least temporarily – while the governor’s office examines the proposal, a local official said recently.

    According to Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue, the state Department of Community Affairs was set to petition HUD for the release of nearly $2 million on Friday, Oct. 10 to begin the project.

  • DENNIS TOWNSHIP – The board of education has two vacancies that came too late to place on the November ballot, and those positions will be filled after the general election on Nov. 4.

    “We had two board members resign – one in September and one last night (Oct. 15),” said Mia DelCorio, secretary to the business administrator. “Since it was so late, we couldn’t get the positions on the ballot.”

Middle Township Gazette

Diane Hermann receives lifestyle award

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 07:53 am

Diane Hermann Diane Hermann Diane Hermann of the county Board of Social Services received the American Heart Association Healthy Lifestyle Award at the AHA Heart Walk at the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, May 17.

Hermann was nominated for the award by the county Wellness Division for her dedication to living and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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Medical center receives an ‘A’ for safety

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 07:47 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape Regional Medical Center has earned high marks from a group that grades hospitals on their ability to keep patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors, a hospital representative said in a press release.

The medical center received an “A” from Hospital Safety Score.

“Cape Regional Medical Center continually strives to achieve the highest level of patient safety and quality as evidenced by this ‘A’ rating by the Leapfrog Group,” said Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO. “Congratulations to our entire team of physicians and staff for creating a culture of patient safety and quality in all that we do.”

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Winners named in historical society photo contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 11:07 am

Diane LaPreta, “The Cove at Cape May” Diane LaPreta, “The Cove at Cape May” AVALON - The Avalon Historical Society recently named the winners of the 2014 Photography Contest, held on Tuesday, May 27.

The judges awarded first place in the scenic category and best in show to Diane LaPreta for “The Cove at Cape May.”

Second in the same category went to John Steiger. Diane LaPreta also took third place.

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Dance Dynamics holds groundbreaking for dance studio in Dennis Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 09:14 am

Students, parents and teachers attended the groundbreaking for the new location of Dance Dynamics. Students, parents and teachers attended the groundbreaking for the new location of Dance Dynamics. OCEAN VIEW — Students, parents and teachers of Dance Dynamics, along with members of the community, met on Monday, May 19, to break ground on an 8,000-square-foot dance studio at 2609 Route 9 in Dennis Township.

“We have been around for over 18 years and now have over 250 students,” said Mary Beth Clark, founder of Dance Dynamics in a press release. “We are just bursting at the seams of our current studio in Seaville.”

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Elizabeth Simpkins named April Employee of the Month

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Written by David Benson Friday, June 06, 2014 08:58 am

Elizabeth Simpkins accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her the township’s April Employee of the month. Elizabeth Simpkins accepts a certificate from Mayor Tim Donohue naming her the township’s April Employee of the month. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Elizabeth Simpkins was honored as April's Employee of the Month at the Township Committee meeting on Monday, June 2.

Simpkins has worked for the township for about 12 years, and is currently the deputy tax assessor.

“We want to thank Liz for all of the things she does in her job, as well as outside of her job,” Mayor Tim Donohue said.

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Maria Mattera completes Master Gardener program

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:57 am

Maria Mattera completed Rutger’s Master Gardener program in May. She’s shown here with fellow public works employee, William Dieffenderfer. Maria Mattera completed Rutger’s Master Gardener program in May. She’s shown here with fellow public works employee, William Dieffenderfer. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Maria Mattera, of the Township Public Works Department, was recognized at the committee meeting on Monday, June 2, for completing the Rutgers Master Gardener’s program at the Cumberland County Cooperative Building, a township official said recently.

“Maria had demonstrated an interest in horticulture and was part of our grounds crew, who are responsible for maintaining the various township owned facilities,” said Kimberly Krauss, township clerk. “Maria expressed an interest in attending courses in this field, so we reached out to Rutgers and the Cooperative Extension and found her a course.”

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Collins’ appointment as liaison to citizens’ group draws fire

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 05, 2014 08:46 am

Melanie Collins Melanie Collins CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The appointment of a volunteer municipal liaison to act as a go-between with a local citizens’ group and the township has drawn fire, though the president of the group said he has no issues with the mayor’s choice.

In a 2-1 committee vote, Melanie Collins of Cape May Court House was appointed as Township Committee’s liaison to the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro. Collins, a current member of the zoning board, is a Republican who faced Committeeman Michael Clark, a Democrat, in last year’s municipal election.

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Middle School plans carnival after school hours

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 2014 03:01 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Middle School will host it’s first-ever community carnival after school hours at the Middle School in Cape May Court House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, a teacher said on Tuesday.

“Two years ago, we had about 600 students participate in a carnival held during school hours,” said David Farrow, a math instructor. “This is the first time that we’re doing it in the evening outside of school hours.”

Farrow said students in grades 6-8 will preview the carnival during school hours, but will be able to return to the carnival with their parents and friends after school’s out for the day.

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Moody’s Investors Services Improves Middle Township’s Bond Rating

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:51 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Moody’s Investors Services gave the committee good news this week, when it raised the township's bond rating from an Aa3 with a negative outlook to an Aa3 rating with a positive outlook.

“This is a tremendous achievement for Middle Township and affirms the strict fiscal policies and a financial plan that provides long term stability and growth for our community,” said Mayor Tim Donohue in a press release.

“I would like to commend Township Administrator Connie Mahon, Chief Financial Officer Tracey Taverner, and all of our department heads for continuously working to improve Township services while creating more efficient systems to improve collection rates of taxes and fees."

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Swing yoga turns stretching, fitness upside down

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:22 am

Lorelle Cicitta demonstrates some of the more physical aspects of swing yoga. Lorelle Cicitta demonstrates some of the more physical aspects of swing yoga. SEA ISLE CITY - Lorelle Cicitta’s life changed the day she hung upside down from a swing suspended from a fitness center’s ceiling in Florida and assumed one of the foundation poses of yoga, known as the Baddha Konasana.

If she were on the floor, Cicitta, a Somers Point resident, would have been seated with the soles of her feet together. But in swing yoga, the fitness instructor was suspended above the floor, wrapped in a hammock and speaking easily.

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