• Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited Cape May Court House this week to urge area residents to shop locally. He was joined by town leaders on a tour of business on Main…</div>
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    Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts.WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered…

  • Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

  • Madison Kelly, 12, has donated twice to the Middle Township Police Department’s holiday drive for toys.Despite cerebral palsy, 12-year-old keeps on giving

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christmas is a time of giving, and few people take the concept more seriously than township residents Madison Kelly, 12, and her mother, Samantha.

    Not long ago, the young girl surprised Middle Township police by dropping off a large cache of toys – gifts for area children in the police department’s annual toy…

Middle Township Gazette

Keeping birds off the wires

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 29, 2014 07:20 am

Atlantic City Electric linemen Joe Mastalski IV, and Gary Farrow Jr. install a nesting diverter on a utility pole in Strathmere. Atlantic City Electric linemen Joe Mastalski IV, and Gary Farrow Jr. install a nesting diverter on a utility pole in Strathmere. Methods to protect wildlife and electrical service discussed at event

STRATHMERE – Atlantic City Electric, in collaboration with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, held an educational event Wednesday, Nov. 12 to talk about how the electric company tries to protect birds and other animals, while maintaining reliable electric service.

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State troopers, church members give coats to almost 200 in Woodbine

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 28, 2014 04:18 pm

State Police Lt. Doug Pearson, right, worked with members of the First Baptist Church and Gentilini Motors to make sure that folks in the area had car seats, as well as warm coats. Show here, Pearson gives an infant car seat Wednesday, Nov. 26, to expectant mother Michele Rose, and her daughter, Julia Rose Tirado. Also shown is Wayne Shelton, a retired trooper, on hand to show people how to correctly install the seats. State Police Lt. Doug Pearson, right, worked with members of the First Baptist Church and Gentilini Motors to make sure that folks in the area had car seats, as well as warm coats. Show here, Pearson gives an infant car seat Wednesday, Nov. 26, to expectant mother Michele Rose, and her daughter, Julia Rose Tirado. Also shown is Wayne Shelton, a retired trooper, on hand to show people how to correctly install the seats. Troopers also gave away car seats for infants and children

WOODBINE – About 200 people crowded into the gymnasium of a local school this week, as a New Jersey State Troopers joined members of the First Baptist Church and Gentilini Motors to give away coats and car seats to area residents in need of warmth and safety.

Though a bone-chilling rain swept through the area, it wasn’t enough to dampen the warmth of the coat-giveaway at Woodbine Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 26.

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Police, Acme join to provide Thanksgiving meals to residents

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 28, 2014 01:10 pm

Patrolman Pat Conte, Sandy Jarosz, records department, and Det. Jason Sweitzer organize the meals given the area residents by the Middle Township Police Department and Acme, Cape May Court House, on a rainy Wednesday, Nov. 26. Patrolman Pat Conte, Sandy Jarosz, records department, and Det. Jason Sweitzer organize the meals given the area residents by the Middle Township Police Department and Acme, Cape May Court House, on a rainy Wednesday, Nov. 26. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township police, with the help of Acme in Cape May Court House, made sure that 26 township families had a good Thanksgiving this year, complete with a turkey and all the trimmings.

And when an extra eight families asked for turkey dinners, both police and Acme dug once again into their pockets, to make sure that everyone got served, bringing the total to 34 complete meals.

And that includes pumpkin pie.

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Festive Friday skating rink moved to Avalon School

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 11:39 am

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AVALON - Safey and windy conditions has led Avalon officials to move the free skating rink from 22nd Street and Dune Drive to the Avalon Elementary School’s playground at 30th Street and Ocean Drive, according to a statement from the borough.

The rink is slated to be open by 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, and will remain open until dark, according to the statement.
Avalon's tree lighting is planned at 5 p.m. to coincide with Santa's arrival. Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the school, Avalon Public Safety Building, and Avalon Borough Hall.

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Area Christmas parades

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 10:11 am

Stone Harbor: Saturday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Parade route - Begins at 107th Street, to 3rd Avenue, to 96th Street and ends at beach lot.

Dennis Township: Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

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Zumba party planned as Toys for Tots fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 10:09 am

WHITESBORO – The public is invited to bring their Christmas spirit to a Zumba party at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at Martin Luther King Center, 207 W Main St., as part of a fundraiser for Toys for Tots.

“Every year, Ms. Vera Smith and Toys for Tots give out about 125 bags of toys to children in the area,” said Robert Smith, a spokesman for the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro. “This year, we decided to raise to give back to the community, and raise funds for Toys for Tots.”

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Woodbine receives $400,000 for fire station renovations

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 10:07 am

WOODBINE - Mayor William Pikolycky has announced that the borough has received a $400,000 grant for renovation to the Woodbine Fire Station complex from the state Department of Community Affairs Small Cities program.

Renovations are expected to include reconstruction of the roof on both the 1903 and 1950s sections of the station, as well as completing interior and exterior repair to areas compromised as a result of roof conditions.

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Frog tale leads to the Cape

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, November 28, 2014 09:13 am

The recently named Atlantic Coast leopard frog makes its home throughout the Northeast, and in New Jersey from Cape May Point to the Meadowlands. The recently named Atlantic Coast leopard frog makes its home throughout the Northeast, and in New Jersey from Cape May Point to the Meadowlands. Newly named species expected to be found at Cape May Point State Park

A tiny frog living in wetlands from Connecticut to North Carolina didn’t realize it was undiscovered.

It looks and sounds very similar to other species of frogs, so even those who know one frog species from another would not likely be able to pick it out.

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December events at the Avalon Free Public Library

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 07:44 am

To register, call 609–967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk.

Mondays, Dec.  1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Knitting Club – Open to all.

Tuesday, Dec.  2

4 to 6 p.m.

Computer Class- Introduction to Pinterest. Registration required.

Thursday, Dec.  4, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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'The Nutcracker' at Middle Township PAC

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 27, 2014 07:35 am

Rehearsal before a performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Nov. 23 Rehearsal before a performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Nov. 23 The New Jersey Ballet Company holds an informal rehearsal of the first act of “The Nutcracker” before their performance Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Middle Township Performing Arts Center.  This was the 21st year of the performance at the PAC.  Allison Ivan, 17, plays Clara who receives a nutcracker from Drosselmeyer, her godfather and toymaker.  The Andrew Notarile plays Drosselmeyer’s newphew as well as the nutcracker prince.  Together the prince and Clara with the help of toy soldiers battle the mice led by the Mouse King.

photos by Jen Marra

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