• With one wrecked, and another aging, county considering single aircraft

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The County Freeholders voted this week to accept an $80,000 insurance settlement for a county helicopter that crashed last month, an official said Wednesday, however the county is unlikely to replace the aircraft.

    “We have two helicopters,” said Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “We’re discussing just going to one helicopter, and replacing the one we have.”

  • Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday.TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Wednesday that the former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and his son have been indicted for allegedly receiving payments of approximately $46,000 based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

    Eugene “Rob” Spiegel, 51, and Jacob Spiegel, 20, both of Seaville, were indicted by…

  • Performers from Dance Dynamics and Dancers Two dazzled the crowd during the 2013 Harvest Festival.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Harvest Festival is just a month away, and this year could be the township’s largest fall celebration ever, township officials said recently.

    [photos courtesy of Middle Township]

Middle Township Gazette

Stroke/brain injury and amputee support group plan luncheon

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The stroke/brain injury and “un-limb-ited” potential support groups will have a combined luncheon and meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Cape Regional Medical Center in the Maruchi Room.

Those who have had a stroke or brain injury are welcome at the luncheon, as well as those who have had an amputation of any kind.

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Early-Stage Alzheimer’s forum planned at medical center

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:19 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a forum for people with early changes related to mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 at Cape Regional Medical Center in classrooms A and B.

Registration and light refreshments begin at 9 a.m.  Family members are invited, however, they cannot attend without the person with the memory-related changes.

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Classes offered Cape May County Campus of Atlantic Cape

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:18 am

MAYS LANDING-Atlantic Cape Community College’s Continuing Education division will offer a variety of courses in Cape May County this fall.

Courses include Excel 2010; exploring the world via the Internet for seniors; fraud recognition for seniors; introduction to personal/business computers; personal trainer certification; manage, edit, and email photographs; Quickbooks Pro 2013 boot camp; substitute teacher certification; technical assistant; wine appreciation of the wines of Cape May County; and Word 2010.

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Bishop McHugh preschool has open house

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:16 am

Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School opens the doors to Little Storm Preschool for an Open House Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School opens the doors to Little Storm Preschool for an Open House CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to an open house for the Little Storm Preschool at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School from 8:15-11:15 a.m. on Sept. 10, 11, 16, 18 and 23.

The preschool has classes for infants through age 4, and begins

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Game night for adults at the library

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Written by David Benson Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:38 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to game night for adults at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Cape May County Library at 30 W. Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.

A variety of board games for adults are offered on the third Thursday of every month. New games like Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and Munchkin are offered as well as classics like Clue, Trivial Pursuit, and Risk.

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Aging and Disability Services seeks nominations for award

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:37 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 folks 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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Ocean View Fire Company plans hoagie sale

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:10 am

OCEAN VIEW – The public is invited to a hoagie sale Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Ocean View Fire Company, 2545 Route 9.

Cost is $6 for an Italian, or turkey and cheese hoagie, and they will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door, however the fire department recommends advance orders.

For more information, call 609-224-0425 or 609-780-5385.

 

Mayor joins national campaign to aid homeless veterans

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:09 am

Mayor Tim Donohue Mayor Tim Donohue CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Today, Mayor Tim Donohue joined First Lady Michelle Obama in committing to end veteran homelessness in Middle Township by the end of 2015, the mayor said in a statement.

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Margaret Bellucci receives Service Excellence Award

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:02 am

Margaret Bellucci Margaret Bellucci CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Margaret Bellucci, human resources employment assistant at Cape Regional Medical Center, has been honored with the Service Excellence Award for July in recognition of what hospital officials call her consistently superior customer service.

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Good Samaritans aid Stone Harbor police in back bay rescue

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 04:27 pm

STONE HARBOR – Two good Samaritans helped borough police rescue five women and a child this week, when the women’s boat overturned in reportedly choppy seas about 100 yards from shore in the back bay near Golden Gate Road, police said in a statement.

Stone Harbor police responded to a 911 call at 1:13 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, to 106th Street, Stone Harbor Bay, where they saw the women clinging to a small, capsized fishing boat off shore.

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