Middle Township Gazette

Fish fry planned to support Catholic education

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 26, 2015 06:24 am

WILDWOOD CREST - The public is invited to a Lenten fish fry to support Catholic education from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 27 at the Bayview Inn, 8100 Bayview Ave.

Tickets are $25 and include a fried fish dinner, beer and wine.

For more information, call 609-624-1900 ext. 31, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Raising money for the Relay

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, March 26, 2015 06:08 am

Middle Township High School senior Lauren Novsak of team OOTI, “Once on this Island,” sends the ball to the opposing team as her teammate Jennifer McCann backs her up during a Relay for Life of Middle Township Volleyball Tournament Friday, March 20, in the school gymnasium. Proceeds from the event benefit Middle Township Relay for Life. Middle Township High School senior Lauren Novsak of team OOTI, “Once on this Island,” sends the ball to the opposing team as her teammate Jennifer McCann backs her up during a Relay for Life of Middle Township Volleyball Tournament Friday, March 20, in the school gymnasium. Proceeds from the event benefit Middle Township Relay for Life. Middle Township High School senior Lauren Novsak of team OOTI, “Once on this Island,” sends the ball to the opposing team as her teammate Jennifer McCann backs her up during a Relay for Life of Middle Township Volleyball Tournament Friday, March 20, in the school gymnasium. Proceeds from the event benefit Middle Township Relay for Life.

more photos by Jen Marra

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Woodbine’s tax rate flat in proposed $1.8M budget

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Written by David Benson Thursday, March 26, 2015 06:02 am

WOODBINE – The local tax rate will hold steady in Woodbine under a proposed budget, according to statement from borough officials.

Borough Council recently introduced a $1.88 million budget that includes a tax rate of 23.5 cents per $100 assessed value – the same rate as 2014. The proposed budget is exclusive of state and federal grants, and represents a spending increase of about 6 percent over last year’s budget, according to a statement from Mayor William Pikolycky.

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Middle Township plans annual Easter Egg Scramble

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 25, 2015 04:20 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children and their guardians are invited to Middle Township’s annual Easter Egg Scramble from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Whitesboro, 207 Main St.

Eggs containing prizes, candy, and a few special treasures will be hidden around the area. Children will be separated by age groups prior to the scramble, officials said.

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Meet-the-candidates forum scheduled in Avalon

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 25, 2015 03:17 pm

AVALON – The public is invited to meet the candidates for Borough Council at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at the Avalon Senior Center, 3100 Dune Drive.

Incumbents Charles Covington and Richard Dean will join challenger James Lutz at the event, sponsored by the Seven Mile Beach Democratic Club.

For more information, call Elyse Focht at 609-967-3244.

 

Collision between bus, truck sends students to hospital as precaution

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 25, 2015 01:38 pm

DENNIS TOWNSHIP – Thirteen children and a school bus driver were taken to Cape May Regional Hospital today as a precaution, following a collision between a township dump truck and bus, a state police spokesman said, Wednesday, March 25.

“Everybody’s all right,” said Trooper Morley, of the Woodbine Barracks. “There were minor injuries – complaints of pain.”

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Call for aid for bayside beaches

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, March 25, 2015 09:50 am

Middle Township and other municipalities would like to see more work done to protect bayside beaches, such as this restoration effort on Reeds Beach that took place in 2014. Middle Township and other municipalities would like to see more work done to protect bayside beaches, such as this restoration effort on Reeds Beach that took place in 2014. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A plan to raise state and federal awareness of issues on the Delaware Bay side of Middle Township got off to a rocky start last week when Democrats apparently neglected to invite key GOP township officials to a meeting to discuss the future of the state’s oft-forgotten Delaware shore after Hurricane Sandy devastated beaches in 2012.

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Student has to fit spelling championship with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ this weekend

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 09:26 am

Julia Mallett Julia Mallett MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Julia Mallett has a busy weekend planned, which could include dancing, singing and spelling.

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Coast Guard helicopter exercise planned near Stone Harbor, Avalon

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 24, 2015 04:15 pm

US Coast Guard helicopter - file photo by Bill Barlow US Coast Guard helicopter - file photo by Bill Barlow ATLANTIC CITY – Residents along the Intracoastal Waterway near Stone Harbor and Avalon will see an increase in Coast Guard helicopters, officials said, as pilots take part in annual intercept training.

Aircrews will fly the helicopters from Air Station Atlantic City for the next six weeks, and will travel along inland waterways from Barnegat to Stone Harbor, said Lt. Mark Bruno, a pilot and Coast Guard spokesman.

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Armed robber steals cash from Rio Grande grocery store

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 24, 2015 08:18 am

Middle Township police released this image of the robber showing the Liberty Bell design on the back of the hooded sweatshirt. Middle Township police released this image of the robber showing the Liberty Bell design on the back of the hooded sweatshirt. RIO GRANDE – Employees fought back at a local grocery and an armed robber fled with an unnamed amount of cash at about 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 23, police said.

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