• CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

    Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

  • Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

    The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns…

  • MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

    The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • We won’t know what Hurricane Edouard will bring, but it’s expected to pass well off the coast this week. Previous storms this year brought some great waves, but this one’s being described as the first major storm of the season. Summer’s not over, but if it were a tube of toothpaste, we’d be…

  • OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

    “It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

Middle Township Gazette

Middle High School Band wins Superior in Nashville competition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 08:35 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP—Fifty musicians from the Middle Township High School concert band flew to Nashville, Tenn., in early April and returned home a few days later on a higher note than when they began.

The band, under the direction of music teacher Richard Sterling, won three prestigious awards in the Festival of Music Band Competition for High Schools. It topped the field with Superior ratings as best band and best percussionists, and won the Espirit De Corps award for embodying the best sprit and enthusiasm among the competing schools from various states.  The band’s scores were 91 out of a possible 100.

Read more: Middle High School Band wins Superior in Nashville competition

 

‘Scarf It Up’ group delivers handmade gifts to Crest Haven residents

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 08:29 am

The Scarf It Up group recently visited the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to deliver more than 40 hand-knitted items to the residents. Shown from left are Pauline Dixon; Iris Drackett, assistant administrator; Linda Thornton, administrator; Margaret Vignola and Theresa Quinn. The Scarf It Up group recently visited the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to deliver more than 40 hand-knitted items to the residents. Shown from left are Pauline Dixon; Iris Drackett, assistant administrator; Linda Thornton, administrator; Margaret Vignola and Theresa Quinn. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The residents of the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received warm and colorful gifts recently, when the community group Scarf It Up delivered hand-knitted shawls, lap robes and sleep socks to the center.

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Middle Township Police blotter, April 21 - April 27

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Written by Police Blotter Saturday, May 03, 2014 02:53 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 986 calls for service, averaging 141 per day Monday through Sunday, April 21 - April 27.

Monday, April 21

Vehicle crash - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Vehicle crash - Route 9 North, Cape May Court House

Vehicle crash - Route 47 South, Rio Grande

Shoplifting - Wawa, Rio Grande

Read more: Middle Township Police blotter, April 21 - April 27

 

ACCC chapter of English honor society inducts eight members

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Written by David Benson Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:56 am

Shown from left are Sigma Kappa Delta inductees Emma Marie Price, Brianna Yuhas, Jill Richman Heller, Trischann Corcoran and Chad Murnaghan. Not pictured are Chun Lau, Lindsay Ferrugno, and Amber Molina. Shown from left are Sigma Kappa Delta inductees Emma Marie Price, Brianna Yuhas, Jill Richman Heller, Trischann Corcoran and Chad Murnaghan. Not pictured are Chun Lau, Lindsay Ferrugno, and Amber Molina. MAYS LANDING — A Cape May Court House man was among eight students inducted into Atlantic Cape Community College’s Sigma Kappa Delta on April 22. SKD is an English honor society for two-year colleges.

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Cape May County residents volunteer for CASA

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:55 am

SOMERS POINT - Six Cape May County residents were recently sworn as Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point. The swearing-in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy.

As CASA volunteers, the volunteers will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The goal is to ensure that the children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Kylie Graham’s poster earns pizza party for her classmates

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Written by David Benson Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:46 am

The county's constitutional officers hosted a pizza party for Kylie Graham and her classmates at Dennis Township Elementary School. Graham was the winner of this year's My County Poster Contest. Shown from left are Rita Marie Fulginiti, county clerk, Graham, Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer and M. Susan Sheppard, county surrogate. The county's constitutional officers hosted a pizza party for Kylie Graham and her classmates at Dennis Township Elementary School. Graham was the winner of this year's My County Poster Contest. Shown from left are Rita Marie Fulginiti, county clerk, Graham, Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer and M. Susan Sheppard, county surrogate. DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Kylie Graham, the first place winner of the 22nd annual My County Poster Contest was the guest of honor in her Dennis Township Elementary School homeroom on Thursday, April 24 for a pizza party with her 20 classmates hosted by Cape May County's constitutional officers - Sheriff Gary G. Schaffer, Rita Marie Fulginiti, county clerk and M. Susan Sheppard, county surrogate.

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Dennis Township students visit Washington D.C.

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 08:02 am

Isabella Roache at the podium in the U.S. Senate. Isabella Roache at the podium in the U.S. Senate. DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Seventh grade students from Dennis Township visited the nation’s capital on a recent field trip, where they were greeted by good weather and a chance to stand behind the podium of the U.S. Senate.

During the trip, the student traveled from one end of the National Mall and Memorial Parks to the other, including a visit to the capitol building and the Library of Congress.

Read more: Dennis Township students visit Washington D.C.

 

Volunteers in Medicine 5K held at County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 03:40 pm

Area residents take advantage of a crisp day in April to participate in the VIM 5K, held April 19 at the Cape May County Zoo. Shown are Kristen Teesdale, Megan Curran, Katherine Calemmo, Steve Curran, Kathleen Calemmo, Conor Teesdale. Area residents take advantage of a crisp day in April to participate in the VIM 5K, held April 19 at the Cape May County Zoo. Shown are Kristen Teesdale, Megan Curran, Katherine Calemmo, Steve Curran, Kathleen Calemmo, Conor Teesdale. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County was well-represented when nearly 200 runners came out for a brisk run at the Cape May County Zoo on Saturday, April 19 at 9 a.m.

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Township budget amendment would lower taxes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 03:00 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A state revaluation of municipal pension contributions may allow Middle Township Committee to amend its 2014 budget, resulting in a lower than expected tax increase for township residents.

In March, the committee introduced a $20.97 million budget for 2014 that increased the local tax rate by 1 cent per $100 assessed value. The tax rate was slated to go from 45.4 cents per $100 of assessed value to 46.4 cents.

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Middle Township Police blotter, April 14 - April 20

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, May 02, 2014 02:49 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 832 calls for service, averaging 119 per day Monday through Sunday, April 14 - April 20.

Monday, April 14

Shoplifting - Walmart, Rio Grande

Vehicle crash - East Shellbay Avenue, Cape May Court House

Theft - West Dunbar Street, Whitesboro

Read more: Middle Township Police blotter, April 14 - April 20

   

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