• 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

Villas woman charged in hit and run accident on Route 47

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 12, 2014 12:56 pm

GREEN CREEK – A woman has been charged leaving the scene of a crash that left another woman injured on the side of road on Route 47, at 8:25 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Erika Andrews, 27, Villas, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, 3rd degree, police said. She was also charged with driving while suspended and causing serious bodily injury, 4th degree, and careless driving.

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Sunny celebration of Stone Harbor centennial

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, September 12, 2014 06:43 am

Students of the Stone Harbor Elementary School wave to crowd as part of Stone Harbor’s Centennial Jubilee Celebration Parade Saturday, Sept. 6. Students of the Stone Harbor Elementary School wave to crowd as part of Stone Harbor’s Centennial Jubilee Celebration Parade Saturday, Sept. 6. Students of the Stone Harbor Elementary School wave to crowd as part of Stone Harbor’s Centennial Jubilee Celebration Parade Saturday, Sept. 6. 

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Whitesboro class encourages people to live well

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 12, 2014 06:36 am

WHITESBORO - The public is invited to “Living Well in Whitesboro,” a free program scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6-7 p.m. at the Whitesboro Grammar School, 100 E. Main St.

The next class is Oct. 10, and attendees will learn how to eat healthy on a budget. Monthly classes are scheduled through August 2015.

For more information, call 609-536-8352.

 

Volunteers sought for dune grass planting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 06:01 am

AVALON - The borough is seeking volunteers to plant dune grass at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4.

Individuals or groups are asked to meet Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue for brief demonstration, where special tools will be provided. The city will provide transportation to the planting sites.

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Bison born at Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:46 pm

The newborn bison calf is flanked by his mother, Henrietta, and Snap’ (his sister) on the right.  photo by zookeeper Kim Simpkins The newborn bison calf is flanked by his mother, Henrietta, and Snap’ (his sister) on the right. photo by zookeeper Kim Simpkins CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Zoo has a new addition – a baby bison boy!

The male bison calf arrived September 10 2014 and is doing very well, according to the zoo veterinarians. 

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Stone Harbor dedicates Freedom Park during 9/11 ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:45 pm

Stone Harbor Elementary students sing, and sign, ‘God Bless America.’ Stone Harbor Elementary students sing, and sign, ‘God Bless America.’ Park features I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center

STONE HARBOR - Mayor Suzanne Walters and Borough Council dedicated Freedom Park on Thursday, Sept. 11, the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.

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Woodbine airport to receive $400,000 for runway repair, helicopter parking

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:50 pm

U.S. Rep. Frank Lobiondo U.S. Rep. Frank Lobiondo WOODBINE – The borough will receive two federal grants totaling nearly $400,000 to renovate the airport’s taxiway and explore the addition of a helicopter parking apron, a federal official announced Thursday, Sept. 11.

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9/11 remembered in Cape May Court House

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:47 am

Cape May County Sheriff’s Honor Guard salute the flag during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in front of the Old Courthouse in Cape May Court House. Cape May County Sheriff’s Honor Guard salute the flag during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in front of the Old Courthouse in Cape May Court House. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A crowd of more than 50 people bowed their heads for a long moment of silence in front of the Old Courthouse, Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Township Committee plans groundbreaking at Ockie Wisting

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 11, 2014 09:21 am

RIO GRANDE – Middle Township Committee plans a groundbreaking for the Robert Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande, according to officials.

A combination of a $580,000 county open space grant and partnership with Cape Express Soccer and Cape May County Disc Golf Association will allow the township to develop the 82-acre former Fort Apache Campground, according to a statement.

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Woodbine seeks $400,000 from state for firehouse improvements

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 11, 2014 08:19 am

WOODBINE - Mayor William Pikolycky has announced that Woodbine has applied to the state Department of Community Affairs Small Cities Public Facilities program for a $400,000 grant to renovate the Woodbine Fire Station complex.

“Every year, we’re given the opportunity to put in a small cities application to the state,” the mayor said. “We’ve been successful in the past with receiving grants for these projects.”

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