• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

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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Middle Township Police blotter, Nov. 17-23

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:34 pm

Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department Middle Township Police Department police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 17-23. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

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Build a gingerbread house with Habitat for Humanity

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:10 am

Gingerbread house Gingerbread house STONE HARBOR – Area residents are invited to team up on Saturday, Nov. 29, and build gingerbread houses so that somewhere in the county, a family can have a home of their own.

The gingerbread house build is part of Stone Harbor’s island holiday celebration, and it’s sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity.

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Children sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, November 26, 2014 09:52 am

Nineteen children from Our Lady of the Angels took part in the sleep out to raise awareness of the homeless in Middle Township, Saturday, Nov. 22. Nineteen children from Our Lady of the Angels took part in the sleep out to raise awareness of the homeless in Middle Township, Saturday, Nov. 22. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children from Our Lady of the Angels spent a night sleeping in boxes Saturday, Nov. 22, to learn more about what it’s like to be homeless.

The group of 19 kids were young, said Jasmine Carlisle, outreach manager with Covenant House, Atlantic City.

“I’ve never seen a group so young do a sleep-out,” she said.

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