• Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. CliffordNORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

    Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

  • Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey.From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

    CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto…

  • Middle Township Police DepartmentMiddle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 3-9. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

  • GREEN CREEK – Six people were injured in an accident on Route 47 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, and five of them were airlifted from the scene to area hospitals, according to a statement from Middle Township Police Department.

    Police responding to the scene said that a red Ford minivan driven by Nora Torrado, 38, Wildwood, was traveling north on Route 47 near Lomurno Lane when it was struck by a Silver Chevy driven by Vincent McBride, 78, Green Creek.

  • Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

    GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

    Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

  • LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

    The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

  • Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11

    Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cape May County Veteran’s Ceremony in Cape…

Middle Township Gazette

Parents get off-stage advice to help on-stage kids

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 09:49 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Many mothers and fathers are receiving off-stage advice this summer to help their children act on-stage at the Performing Arts Center of Middle Township.

A 40-page booklet, in English and Spanish, describes steps for parents to take while their offspring rehearse and act. The publication, called “Family Matters,” is described as “a parent’s guide to the magic of theatre.”

The booklet includes advice on everything from how parents can help children to handle casting disappointments to encouraging children to rehearse before a live audience at the dinner table in a form of family dinner theater.

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Johnny Petillo with Jersey Shore Pops in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 08:54 am

Johnny Petillo will join Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops in “The Fabulous Fifties” July 15 in Stone Harbor. Johnny Petillo will join Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops in “The Fabulous Fifties” July 15 in Stone Harbor. STONE HARBOR – Get ready for a trip back in time when Johnny Petillo joins The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, as part of the borough’s centennial celebration.

“Johnny Petillo is a fantastic entertainer that I met many years ago when he had a local television station,” Linda Gentille, orchestra conductor, said in a statement.

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UPDATED: Villas girl dies after being ejected from car in single-vehicle accident

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 03:44 pm

GOSHEN – An 11-year-old Villas girl died in a single-car crash Wednesday after she was ejected from the vehicle when it struck a utility pole and a tree, police said today.

Kristin Conner, 40, was traveling north on Route 47 in Goshen at about 7 a.m. when her vehicle left the road and struck both a utility pole and a tree, Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards said.

Morgan Ferguson, Conner’s daughter, was ejected from the Ford F150 and suffered fatal injuries.

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Stone Harbor's 4th of July celebration

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 09, 2014 03:10 pm

Tricia Harlan of Unionville, Pa. sprints across the field to finish first in her age group during the foot race part of the Stone Harbor Recreation Department Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 5 at the 81st Street Recreation Field. Tricia Harlan of Unionville, Pa. sprints across the field to finish first in her age group during the foot race part of the Stone Harbor Recreation Department Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 5 at the 81st Street Recreation Field. Stone Harbor's 4th of July celebration and fireworks were postponed until Saturday, July 5 after Hurricane Arthur churned the seas off the coast of New Jersey.

Below are photos from Saturday's event.

--photos by Jen Marra

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New recreation program coordinator named

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:13 am

Mayor apologizes for June 16 remarks

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Recreation Department supervisor Robert Matthews has been promoted to recreation program coordinator, Mayor Tim Donohue announced at the Middle Township Committee meeting, Monday, July 7.

“Robert has shown that he has the ability to lead,” Donohue said. “He has the Martin Luther King Center running great, and Robert’s shown that he’s ready for more responsibility.”

According to the mayor, Matthew will have oversight over the Recreation Department’s entire program.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 23-29

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:11 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 821 calls for service, averaging 117 per day Monday through Sunday, June 23-29.

Monday, June 23

Vehicle crash - Court House South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House

Theft - South Main Street, Cape May Court House

Threats - Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House

Vehicle crash - Justice Way, Swainton

Fraud - Wildwood Avenue, Burleigh

Theft - Massachusetts Avenue, Burleigh

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Cigarette scuffle ends in aggravated assault charges

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:00 am

RIO GRANDE – A Rio Grande man is in jail after his demands for a cigarette were rebuffed, and he attempted to assault a local resident Saturday July 5, police said.

John Armstrong, 45, was charged with burglary, aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he attempted to punch a person who turned down his request for a cigarette, police said.

When the victim tried to get away from Armstrong by entering Momiji Japanese Restaurant, Armstrong followed the victim and tried to get a knife from the kitchen, police said.

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Woman snoozes on Stone Harbor sofa, earns criminal trespass charge

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 01:53 pm

STONE HARBOR – A borough resident woke to a surprise at 7 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, when he found a woman sleeping on his sofa, Stone Harbor Police said in a recent statement.

Kaitlin Simmer, 34, Quakertown, Pa., was charged with criminal trespass by police after a resident at the 100 block of 90th Street turned Simmer’s purse over to officials, saying that she had left it at his home after a brief interaction.

Simmer was charged with the fourth degree crime after she turned up at the police station to retrieve her purse, police said.

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Family, fun, fireworks celebrate Middle Township’s Fourth of July

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 07, 2014 10:37 am

Lillian Carr, Arabella Aithaddad, Serenity Taylor and Arianna Taylor all took part in the pie-eating contest. Lillian Carr, Arabella Aithaddad, Serenity Taylor and Arianna Taylor all took part in the pie-eating contest. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Hurricane Arthur couldn’t dampen Middle Township’s 4th of July spirit, as hundreds of people covered the field at the Goshen Complex for the township’s rain date of Sunday, July 6.

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Credit union announces ‘Tools for Schools Drive’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 07:34 am

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union is collecting school supplies to help promote financial literacy in Cape May County Schools. Drop off Number 2 pencils, erasers, skinny crayons, glue sticks, pencil boxes, tissues, plastic pocket folders, rulers, book bags and binders. 

Donations may be dropped off through Aug. 26 at one of these locations:

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