Middle Township Gazette

Vietnam veterans for VIM annual 5k run at the zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 14, 2015 06:08 am

Dr. Elizabeth Crowley, VIM medical director, and Vietnam veteran Rick Kraus at last year’s run. Dr. Elizabeth Crowley, VIM medical director, and Vietnam veteran Rick Kraus at last year’s run. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to join the Vietnam Veterans of America, South Jersey Chapter 602 for a 5K run or 2-mile fun walk at the Cape May County Zoo at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 4.

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Ventnor, Avalon among towns with seal sightings today

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 13, 2015 06:19 pm

A healthy seal visited a beach in Atlantic City recently. Officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center say seals on the beach are usually in good health, but should not be approached. (photo by John Rosenberg) A healthy seal visited a beach in Atlantic City recently. Officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center say seals on the beach are usually in good health, but should not be approached. (photo by John Rosenberg) BRIGANTINE –The Marine Mammal Stranding Center today reported an increased number of beached seals as the weather warms up.

 Officials with the MMSC say they received eight calls about seals on beaches in Avalon, Ventnor, Long Beach Island, Bayville, and Avon By The Sea on Friday, March 13. Officials say this is not uncommon during this time of year.

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Bishop McHugh celebrates Pi Day with pie, pizza and puzzles

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Written by David Benson Friday, March 13, 2015 11:44 am

Delaney Larkin and Carina Filemyr, 8th grade, challenge younger students to match the description of a circle with the corresponding cutout during Bishop McHugh’s during the Millennium Pi Day celebration held Thursday, March 12 at the school. Delaney Larkin and Carina Filemyr, 8th grade, challenge younger students to match the description of a circle with the corresponding cutout during Bishop McHugh’s during the Millennium Pi Day celebration held Thursday, March 12 at the school. CLERMONT – It happens just once every 100 years, an event that had the math aficionados at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School giddy with delight, and on Thursday, students throughout the school got together to celebrate Millennium Pi Day.

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Dance to benefit Scouts planned in Avalon, Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 13, 2015 06:43 am

A number of dances for adults to benefit scouting in South Jersey are planned at the Upper Township Community Center and Avalon Community Hall throughout the year.

Dances at the community center will be held from 7:30-10 p.m., Saturdays March 28, May 23, June 27, and July 25.

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Pre-spring snow day

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, March 13, 2015 06:28 am

Ruben Soto of Wildwood and Elvis Morales and Anthony Tammaro both of Cape May Court House record their triple slide down the hill using a GoPro Friday, March 6, at the Stone Harbor Golf Club in Cape May Court House. What many hope will be the last snow of the season followed a rainy day Thursday, caused extensive closures and delays on Friday, but Monday's warm weather and Tuesday's rain finally cleared it out. Ruben Soto of Wildwood and Elvis Morales and Anthony Tammaro both of Cape May Court House record their triple slide down the hill using a GoPro Friday, March 6, at the Stone Harbor Golf Club in Cape May Court House. What many hope will be the last snow of the season followed a rainy day Thursday, caused extensive closures and delays on Friday, but Monday's warm weather and Tuesday's rain finally cleared it out. Ruben Soto of Wildwood and Elvis Morales and Anthony Tammaro both of Cape May Court House record their triple slide down the hill using a GoPro Friday, March 6, at the Stone Harbor Golf Club in Cape May Court House. What many hope will be the last snow of the season followed a rainy day Thursday, caused extensive closures and delays on Friday, but Monday's warm weather and Tuesday's rain finally cleared it out.

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Middle Township High School to compete in ‘Math Mayhem’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 13, 2015 06:11 am

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Mayhem is the name of the game, and Middle Township High School students will be among those competing at a math competition Saturday, March 21 at Stockton University.

The fourth annual competition, known as Mathematical Mayhem, takes high school students from both Middle Township and Ocean City high schools to Stockton’s campus to compete in individual and team exams designed to challenge the students and assess their current skill development.

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Man in wheelchair struck by car on Route 47

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 12, 2015 03:56 pm

RIO GRANDE – A man crossing a state highway in a wheelchair is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Route 47 near the Village Shoppes, police said.

Timothy McCart, 55, was airlifted to Atlantic City Medical Center after the accident at about 8:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.

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Building bridges with pasta

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 12, 2015 06:58 am

Middle Township Middle School students said building the bridges took teamwork and that learning how much they would hold was a fun part of the project. Shown are Jayne Seitz, Olivia Banach, Brendon Bartha, Jonathan Gardner, Jeremy Krieg, David Gardner and Kyle Bartleson. Middle Township Middle School students said building the bridges took teamwork and that learning how much they would hold was a fun part of the project. Shown are Jayne Seitz, Olivia Banach, Brendon Bartha, Jonathan Gardner, Jeremy Krieg, David Gardner and Kyle Bartleson. Middle students get practical science lessons

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Last week, students found out that noodles are stronger than they look when built bridges out of uncooked spaghetti at Middle Township Middle School to test load strength, tension and compression.

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Working for the birds

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Written by Bill Barlow Thursday, March 12, 2015 06:42 am

Brad Smith, who works for the Coastal Research Center, uses a survey-grade GPS device to measure the width and height of the beach at Stone Harbor Point on Monday. A project finishing up this week used federal money to make the natural area more inviting to beach nesting birds like piping plover and black skimmers. --photos by Bill Barlow Brad Smith, who works for the Coastal Research Center, uses a survey-grade GPS device to measure the width and height of the beach at Stone Harbor Point on Monday. A project finishing up this week used federal money to make the natural area more inviting to beach nesting birds like piping plover and black skimmers. --photos by Bill Barlow Million-dollar project aims to bring species back to Stone Harbor Point

STONE HARBOR — Touring Stone Harbor Point on a brilliant, warm afternoon Monday, Stone Harbor officials watched a peregrine falcon zip by, and a huge, churning cloud of Brant geese make its way along Hereford Inlet toward the open ocean.

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Two county residents honored at Four Chaplains Day awards dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 12, 2015 06:29 am

Shown at the awards ceremony are: Christine M. Beady, executive director, Chapel of Four Chaplains; Tom Minchin, Legion of Honor Humanitarian recipient; Paul Sutton, Legion of Honor Gold Medallion recipient; Ralph Galati, Legion of Honor Gold Medallion recipient; Francey Burke, Legion of Honor Award recipient; retired Navy Capt. Lou Cavaliere, chairman of the board of directors. Shown at the awards ceremony are: Christine M. Beady, executive director, Chapel of Four Chaplains; Tom Minchin, Legion of Honor Humanitarian recipient; Paul Sutton, Legion of Honor Gold Medallion recipient; Ralph Galati, Legion of Honor Gold Medallion recipient; Francey Burke, Legion of Honor Award recipient; retired Navy Capt. Lou Cavaliere, chairman of the board of directors. PHILADELPHIA – Two Cape May County residents were among four people honored as “ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things” at the 47th annual Four Chaplains Day awards dinner, Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia.

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