• 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

Middle Township Police blotter, July 7-20

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Written by Police Blotter Tuesday, July 29, 2014 02:03 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 808 calls for service, averaging 115 per day Monday through Sunday, July 14-20.

The following is a list of some of the more serious calls for service which occurred during the week:

Monday, July 14

Burglary - Route 47 South, Green Creek

Vehicle crash - Route 9 South, Cape May Court House

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Former pro soccer player visits Helen Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:20 am

Former professional soccer player and Avalon native Kevin MacFarlane played soccer with the children at the Helen Diller home in Avalon. Former professional soccer player and Avalon native Kevin MacFarlane played soccer with the children at the Helen Diller home in Avalon. AVALON — Former professional soccer player and Avalon native Kevin MacFarlane visited the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children Friday, July 25, where he taught the youngsters how to dribble, pass and shoot.

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Anthony Weiss earns promotion at medical center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 08:47 am

Anthony Weiss Anthony Weiss CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Anthony "A.J." Weiss has been appointed manager of occupational therapy, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and the fitness center at Cape Regional Medical Center, according to a press release. Weiss joined the center in October 2011.

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Association’s Jim Yester to join Jersey Shore pops for concert

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 08:46 am

STONE HARBOR – The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra will be joined by Jim Yester of The Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, for an outdoor concert at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, as part of the borough’s centennial celebration.

According to a press release, the show, “Swingin’ Sixties,” will open with music by the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Mama and the Papas, and The Association.

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Dawn Stanfa receives Service Excellence Award at Cape Regional Medical Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 08:42 am

Dawn Stanfa Dawn Stanfa CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Dawn Stanfa, staff nurse at Cape Regional Medical Center, has been honored with the Service Excellence Award for May in recognition of her caring commitment to her patients, according to a press release.

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Man stabbed after parkway argument turns violent, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 07:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May Court House man faces charges after a parkway argument led to a confrontation at a local convenience store, which ended in a stabbing, according to the Middle Township Police Department.

Victor Sawaichi, 26, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to police.

According to the release, Sawaichi was lodged in the Cape May County Jail on $100,000 full cash bail set by Judge George Neidig.

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Mike Meisenzahl named assistant pro at Shore Gate

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 08:37 am

Mike Meisenzahl Mike Meisenzahl OCEAN VIEW – Shore Gate Golf Club in Dennis Township has announced the addition of Mike Meisenzahl, 26, to its staff as an assistant professional, said Harry Bittner, general manager and director of golf.

According to a press release, Meisenzahl’s achievements include three wins on the Minor League Golf Tour in Florida in 2013. In the third of those wins, Meisenzahl shot 11 under par in two rounds to win the event at PGA National in West Palm Beach.

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Princess Elsa Tea Party planned in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 08:34 am

STONE HARBOR - The Stone Harbor Lions Club will host the Princess Elsa Tea Party from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, at the Woman's Civic Center at 96th and the beach in Stone Harbor.

Join Princess Elsa from Frozen, provided by Let's Party Painters.

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Avalon Players to present ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 08:33 am

AVALON - The public is invited to a presentation of Disney's "Peter Pan Jr." by the Avalon Players at the Avalon Elementary School at 32nd Street and Ocean Drive.

Performances are planned: Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m.

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Lindsay Schwartz graduates from SUNY Potsdam

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 08:32 am

POTSDAM, NY - Lindsay Schwartz, Avalon, recently graduated cum laude from SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor's degree in childhood/early childhood education, according to a press release from the university.

This year, The State University of New York at Potsdam recognized more than 900 candidates for graduation during the college's 2014 commencement celebrations.

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