• 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

Public invited to 911 ceremony at Old Courthouse

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 01:53 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to a 911 Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Cape May County Historic Courthouse on N. Main Street, Cape May Court House.

Howard H. Berchtold Jr., trial court administrator, will open the ceremony, followed by the county Sheriff's Office honor guard with a flag ceremony at 8:46 a.m.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Aug. 25-31

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 12:40 pm

Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County, NJ Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County, NJ Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 25-31. 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.

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New address for Avalon water bills

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 07:46 am

AVALON – The borough has announced a new address for water bill payments:

Borough of Avalon, PO Box 826538, Philadelphia, 19182–6538

Residents are asked to update or notify third party bill paying services.

For more information, call 877-720-9272.

 

Bishop Sullivan plans visit to Bishop McHugh

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 07:35 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan of the Diocese of Camden has planned a visit to Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, to conduct a prayer service for the students, as well as tour the school.

Bishop Sullivan is the spiritual leader of the approximately 475,000 Catholics within the Diocese of Camden. He previously served as the auxiliary bishop for the New York Archdiocese, and has worked and volunteered in some of the poorest areas of Manhattan and the South Bronx.

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Wire and bead earring workshop at Woodbine library

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 07:34 am

WOODBINE – The public is invited to learn how to make custom earrings out of wire and beads from Adrienne Barge at the Woodbine branch of the Cape May County Library, 800 Monroe St., from 4- 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

The workshop will focus on wire bending techniques, light hammering, and making the custom ear wires.

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Sunday Night at the Movies at The Branches

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 07:32 am

RIO GRANDE — The Branches, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Partners in Ministry in Cape May County, is hosting a movie night 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

“Something the Lord Made,” a film based on a true story about a white surgeon and his black assistant, who teamed up in the 1940s to develop procedures to save children suffering from heart defects will be shown. The film is not rated. Admittance is free of charge and open to the public.

Read more: Sunday Night at the Movies at The Branches

   

Aging and Disability Services seeks nominations for award

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 07:28 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to nominate people, organizations or business for the 2014 Frank Unkle Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes people for their contributions to improving the quality of life for county residents with disabilities, according to a statement from the Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services.

To nominate a candidate, call Paulann Pierson at 609-886-2784 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Stone Harbor to dedicate Freedom Park

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 07:28 am

STONE HARBOR – The public is invited to a dedication of Freedom Park at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the park between 96th Street and Seng Place, east of the Stone Harbor Firemen’s Memorial.

A ceremony is scheduled that includes prayers from local churches, a bagpiper performance, a gun salute, followed by a bugle rendition of taps.

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Armed man robs Family Dollar in Rio Grande

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 03:38 pm

RIO GRANDE – An armed robber stole an undetermined amount of cash from the Family Dollar Store in the Village Shoppes, Rio Grande, officials said, and police are reviewing surveillance video in attempt to identify the suspect.

Middle Township police said the thief brandished a firearm and threatened store employees, demanding money from the cash register at about 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5. After taking cash, the robber fled on foot and was last seen running in an easterly direction, police said.

[See related story: Middle Township police charge two in weekend armed robbery]

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Middle Township Committee schedules meeting in Rio Grande

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 10:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Middle Township Committee will hold its next regular meeting and work session on Monday, Sept. 15 at the Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Company, Route 47, Rio Grande, officials said recently. 

The work session meeting begins at 4 p.m. The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m.

This is the third year the township has taken a September meeting on the road.

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