• The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

    Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything…

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  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

    Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

    The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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  • Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.PHILADELPHIA —…

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  • Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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  • Borough officials say that planting the dune grass is a volunteer event the whole family can enjoy.AVALON – The borough is looking for volunteers who want to enjoy a day at beach along with a free lunch.

    Though winter still bears down on the shore, this week, Avalon issued a statement seeking volunteers to plant dune grass beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

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Middle Township Gazette

Kyle Cripps’s brass band album nominated for best of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 08, 2015 03:13 pm

NEW ORLEANS - Kyle Cripps, a 2003 Middle Township High School graduate, and his “One Love Brass Band” have been nominated for the 2014 Brass Band Album of the Year by Off-Beat Magazine.

The band’s album, “Skatober in New Orleans” is up against Diablo’s Horn, and its album, “Into the Fire,” as well as Rebirth Brass Band, and its album “Move Your Body.”

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Assemblyman honors law enforcement throughout the county

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Written by David Benson Thursday, January 08, 2015 01:54 pm

State Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi stops at the courthouse in Cape May County to present a commendation to officers with Sheriff Gary Schaffer’s department. State Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi stops at the courthouse in Cape May County to present a commendation to officers with Sheriff Gary Schaffer’s department. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Sheriff’s officers and local police got a visit this week by a state lawmaker who is visiting departments throughout Cape May County to emphasize his support of law enforcement.

State Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi presented a State Assembly commendation to officers with the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office and the Middle Township Police Department, Monday, Jan 5.

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Dennis Democrats sworn in as committee members

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, January 07, 2015 02:37 pm

Committeeman Don Tozer kisses his girlfriend, Bridget Dougherty, after state Sen. Jeff Van Drew administers the oath of office, Monday, Jan. 5. Committeeman Don Tozer kisses his girlfriend, Bridget Dougherty, after state Sen. Jeff Van Drew administers the oath of office, Monday, Jan. 5. DENNIS TOWNSHIP – After a tight committee race was decided last week when a Republican candidate dropped his challenge to election results, a state lawmaker made it official when he administered the oath of office to two Democratic newcomers to the Dennis Township Committee.

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Donohue takes oath, returns to mayor’s seat

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, January 07, 2015 01:11 pm

Mayor Tim Donohue was sworn in twice during Monday’s reorganization meeting by Freeholder Leonard Desiderio – once as committeeman, and again as mayor. Donohue’s wife, Carole, and daughter, Juliana, attended the ceremony. Mayor Tim Donohue was sworn in twice during Monday’s reorganization meeting by Freeholder Leonard Desiderio – once as committeeman, and again as mayor. Donohue’s wife, Carole, and daughter, Juliana, attended the ceremony. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Tim Donohue was sworn in twice within a matter of minutes, Tuesday evening at Middle Township’s reorganization meeting – once as a committeeman, and again as the township’s mayor.

“Long time, no see,” said Freeholder Leonard Desiderio as Donohue took the second oath. Desiderio administered both oaths of office.

This is Donohue’s second term, both on the committee and as mayor.

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Middle Township schedules free rabies clinic

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 07, 2015 01:03 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to bring cats or dogs to a free rabies clinic from 2-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at the township Department of Public Works, 400 West Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

Dogs can be licensed for the coming year at the clinic. Licenses are $11.20 for dogs who are not neutered or spayed and $8.20 for a neutered or spayed dog.  A three-year license will be available.

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Townsend Inlet bridge to close Monday

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:18 pm

A view of the Townsend Inlet Bridge from the Avalon side. The second phase of a multimillion-dollar project will start on the bridge Monday, but it will mean a longer ride between Sea Isle City and Avalon. A view of the Townsend Inlet Bridge from the Avalon side. The second phase of a multimillion-dollar project will start on the bridge Monday, but it will mean a longer ride between Sea Isle City and Avalon. AVALON – The drawbridge over Townsend’s Inlet on County Road 619 will close at 6 a.m., Monday, Jan.12, for phase 2 of a two-year, $4.4 million project to repair the bridge, a county official said Monday.

“It’s the second phase of a construction project that was awarded in 2013,” said Dale Foster, county engineer. “It was divided into two phases because all of the work couldn’t be completed in one off-season.”

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Ralph Porch, longtime Rio Grande firefighter, dies at 77

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 06, 2015 02:30 pm

Ralph Porch Ralph Porch RIO GRANDE – Ralph Porch, a firefighter who served more than 50 years with the Rio Grande Fire Department, including 17 years as chief, died three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer, a family member said.

Porch was 77.

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Villas woman faces charges of kidnapping grandchildren

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 06, 2015 10:07 am

Cinammon Kelly Cinammon Kelly A Villas grandmother faces charges of kidnapping after she took her grandchildren and fled to Pennsylvania when a judge denied her custody of the two toddlers, police said Tuesday.

Cinnamon Kelly, 42, and the children, ages 1 and 2, were found at about 2 a.m., Tuesday, in Prospect Park, Pa., by Pennsylvania police after Middle Township police asked the public’s assistance in locating the suspect.

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Soroptimist International delivers gift bags to cancer patients

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 04, 2015 07:44 am

Shown are Lynne Martin, Soroptimist president, Jean Smith, member, Theresa Netz, nurse director of cancer center, Rita Maroldo, Soroptimist board member, Donna Mack-Alston, nurse in infusion therapy, Marilyn Golden, Soroptimist board member, Jean Appolonia, Soroptimist member, and Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO. Shown are Lynne Martin, Soroptimist president, Jean Smith, member, Theresa Netz, nurse director of cancer center, Rita Maroldo, Soroptimist board member, Donna Mack-Alston, nurse in infusion therapy, Marilyn Golden, Soroptimist board member, Jean Appolonia, Soroptimist member, and Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Women diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment or attending a support group at Cape Regional Medical Center, got a surprise Monday, Dec. 22 when five members of the Soroptimist International of Cape May County stopped by with gifts.

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Woodbine Municipal Alliance schedules quarterly meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 03, 2015 07:42 am

WOODBINE – The public is invited to the Woodbine Municipal Alliance’s quarterly meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the Municipal Building, 501 Washington Ave.,

The alliance is an organization comprised of parents, community members, teachers, police, school staff, counselors, agency representatives, youth and others interested in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.

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