• The car was later fully engulfed in flames.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Carroll didn’t have time to think about the vehicle fire when he yanked the drivers’ side door open at about 3:45 p.m., Friday July 25.

    He knew the flames were there; the car was hot, and a couple of loud pops let him know that the fire was growing.

  • Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath to serve and protect to the township’s newest officer, Mike Pastore. After taking the oath, Pastore’s wife, Leslie, pins his badge to the officer’s uniform. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township welcomed its newest police officer Monday night when Officer Mike Pastore took an oath to serve and protect township residents during the committee's regular meeting at…

Middle Township Gazette

Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro to lease historic Whitesboro school

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Written by David Benson Monday, July 14, 2014 12:23 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee has announced plans to lease the front portion of the historic Whitesboro Grammar School to the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro.

Connie Mahon, township business administrator, said the CCW will lease a majority of the building for five years, though the township will maintain the building.

“It’s a $1-a-year lease, and the Concerned Citizens will be paying the majority of the utilities,” Mahon said.

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Jersey Shore Pops concert with Johnny Petillo postponed

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 09:39 am

Jersey Shore Pops Jersey Shore Pops STONE HARBOR - The borough’s recreation department has rescheduled Tuesday's concert to Thursday, July 17, due to rain in the forecast.

On Thursday, come ready for a trip back in time when Johnny Petillo joins The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra at 7 p.m. at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, as part of the borough’s centennial celebration.

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‘Sinatra’ sizzles at Performing Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 09:52 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Claude Eric, a Canadian singer, will join Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops to star in “Sinatra Sizzles” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center as part of the summer concert series.

This show will feature all of Sinatra's greatest hits including: “My Way,” “New York, New York,” “The Summer Wind,” “Come Fly with Me,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” along with many other hits of the Chairman of the Board.

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Helen McCaffrey to address Tea Party Patriots

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:40 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Tea Party Patriots of Southern New Jersey will have a county-wide meeting 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 at the historic Cape May Court House located at 9 Main Street. Helen McCaffrey is scheduled as the guest speaker and will address human trafficking. The meeting is open to the public.

   

Cape Regional Medical Center Calendar

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 09:32 am

Unless otherwise noted, call 463-4043 for more information. 

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July18 in the outpatient south lobby.

AA and AlAnon support groups meetings

AA and AlAnon support groups meet 10 a.m. on Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 in classrooms A & B. The AA and AlAnon Groups meet 7 p.m. on Mondays, July 14, 21, 28 in conference rooms 2, 3 and 5. AA meets at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 in rooms 3 and 4. New members welcome.

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Chainsaw artist turns timber into art at county 4-H fair

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 08:25 am

Matt Hass, a chainsaw artist, will be at the Cape May County Fair Saturday, July 19 Matt Hass, a chainsaw artist, will be at the Cape May County Fair Saturday, July 19 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Some artists use oils and canvas.

Matt Hass uses a chainsaw and lumber to turn a chunk of wood into a soaring eagle, proud Native American chief, howling wolf or towering bear.

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Committee holds official ribbon cutting for Phase 4 of Bike Path

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Written by David Benson Friday, July 11, 2014 06:02 pm

Mayor Tim Donohue, left, and Committeeman Dan Lockwood, center, helped cut the ribbon that officially opened Phase 4 of the Bike Path in Middle Township. I’yonna Linthicum, right, said the path makes it safer for kids to ride and play in Whitesboro. Mayor Tim Donohue, left, and Committeeman Dan Lockwood, center, helped cut the ribbon that officially opened Phase 4 of the Bike Path in Middle Township. I’yonna Linthicum, right, said the path makes it safer for kids to ride and play in Whitesboro. Phase 5 to Satt Avenue could begin in late fall

WHITESBORO – I’yonna Linthicum felt safer, and on Friday, July 11, she thanked Mayor Tim Donohue for the long stretch of asphalt between Whitesboro and Cape May Court House, known as the Bike Path.

“I used to ride my bike on it when it was just a dirt path,” she said. “I think this is a whole lot safer.”

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Township baseball and softball association receives donation from Acme

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 09:42 am

Acme’s David Hand presents a donation to former Deputy Mayor Nate Doughty. Acme’s David Hand presents a donation to former Deputy Mayor Nate Doughty. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – For the second year in a row, the Acme in Cape May Court House kicked off the Fourth of July holiday with a donation to a local non-profit. This year, the Middle Township Baseball and Softball Association was the recipient of a $500 check.

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Contract awarded for hazard mitigation drainage project

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 09:05 am

WOODBINE – Mayor William Pikolycky announced this week that South State, Inc. has been awarded a contract worth $1.7 million to address drainage issues in the borough.

Funding is for design and construction to mitigate drainage problems that became critical during extreme storms in the past several years, according to a release.

Last month, the mayor said severe storms over the years have exacerbated drainage issues in Woodbine. The project aims to improve drainage on several borough streets, as well as to address the drainage system at intersections on Route 550 and Route 557.

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Performing Arts Center brings in dancers from far and wide

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 07:03 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – It was a big year for the Performing Arts Center, as the center hosted five national and regional competitions, as well as seven local recitals as part of its four-month dance festival.

Kay Aspell, managing director of the PAC, said that about 6,500 dancers competed on the stage during the events which began in April. National competitions are expected to finish by mid-July.

Contestants came from as far away as Ohio, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

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