• CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents and workers along Mechanic Street near the Middle Township Police Department were evacuated Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a resident walked into the department with a piece of World War II-era ordnance, police said in a statement.

    Atlantic City Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to evaluate the ordnance, and they determined that was a World War II era marking round. According to police, the round would have had an explosive tip to mark targets.

  • Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township's Scullville VFC annual haunted hayride opens the first weekend in October. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – This year’s Terror in the Junkyard haunted hayride and maze will feature a new attraction involving live zombies, the Scullville Volunteer Fire Company announced Tuesday.

    The Apocalypse Training Zombie Paintball Shootout will give visitors a chance to step up and prevent zombies from attacking. Separate admission to the zombie shootout is $5 for 100 paintballs and includes the use of guns…

  • MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

    The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • We won’t know what Hurricane Edouard will bring, but it’s expected to pass well off the coast this week. Previous storms this year brought some great waves, but this one’s being described as the first major storm of the season. Summer’s not over, but if it were a tube of toothpaste, we’d be…

  • OCEAN CITY — Making a commitment to enrich and nourish the Ocean City School community, school district officials unveiled a revamped district wellness initiative at an Aug. 27 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

    “It’s full speed ahead for 2014-2015,” said Michelle Rundgren, the school district’s human resource manager.

Middle Township Gazette

County zoo’s Siberian tiger, Rocky, declared free of cancer

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 19, 2014 04:53 pm

Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

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Prescription drug collection scheduled for township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 03:27 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Police Department will participate in “Operation Take Back,” a federal Drug Enforcement Agency initiative geared toward collecting unwanted, unused or expired medications.

The goal of Operation Take Back is to allow area residents to deliver their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to police who can in turn dispose of medications in a safe manner, preventing the pills from falling into the hands of juveniles or into the illegal drug market.

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Breakfast planned at Rio Grande Fire House

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:48 pm

Rio Grande Fire Company Rio Grande Fire Company RIO GRANDE - The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Rio Grande Fire House, 1120 Route 47.

This buffet includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, sausage gravy, doughnuts, toast, coffee, tea and juice.

Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for kids.

 

New 4-H teen club seeks members

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:21 pm

Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. Kylie Smith, Cape May Court House native and a 4-H alumna, is one of the leaders of ‘Commun-A-Teens,’ a club aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Smith graduated from The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill last May. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Teenagers in the 8th grade through one year out of high school are invited to have a slice of pizza and join “Commun-A-Teens,” an organization with the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program, at its first meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Restaurant week features dinners, breakfast and lunch

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 07:44 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Get a taste of the fine foods Middle Township's restaurants have to offer during Restaurant Week, from Sept. 22-27.

Participating restaurants include Atkinson’s Tavern, Avalon Links, Bellevue Tavern, Country Club Tavern, Hugits Steaks & Things, Nino’s, Rio Station, Rio Grande Diner and Steve’s Café 47. 

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Route 47 rumble strip to finish by end of month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 07:43 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The state began a project to add centerline rumble strips to Route 47 earlier this month, and a state official said this week that the work should be finished by month’s end.

“Approximately 24 miles of roadway will have rumble strips added between Dias Creek Road and Route 55,” said Stephen Schapiro, a state Department of Transportation spokesman. “The estimated cost of this work is approximately $100,000.”

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‘Haunted’ horse show planned at 4-H fairgrounds

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:49 am

Caitlyn Martindale, Cape May Court House, posing as Little Bo Peep rides a 'sheep' in a competition. The horse show is open to anyone in 12th grade and younger. Participants must have their own horses. Pre-registration is required. Caitlyn Martindale, Cape May Court House, posing as Little Bo Peep rides a 'sheep' in a competition. The horse show is open to anyone in 12th grade and younger. Participants must have their own horses. Pre-registration is required. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to the “Haunted Fun Horse Show” at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at the 4-H fairgrounds, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House, as part of the start of National 4-H Week.

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Borough Council honors Paper Peddler in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:45 am

Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich presents recognition to the Paper Peddler. Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich presents recognition to the Paper Peddler. AVALON - After nearly 50 years, Paper Peddler on Dune Drive in Avalon will close its doors on Sunday, Sept. 28, and last week Borough Council recognized Craig Cunningham and Deborah Martinelli for their decades spent serving the literary needs of area residents and tourists.

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Marks raises money to fight cancer with 150-mile bike ride

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 09:37 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dr. Terri Marks, South Paw Animal Hospital, Cape May Court House, will take part in the two-day “Ride to Conquer Cancer,” on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 11-12.

The bicyclists’ fundraiser begins in Philadelphia and covers 150 miles in Pennsylvania, and benefits the Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

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Bishop McHugh students pay tribute to 911 victims

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:29 pm

 

Bishop McHugh students Zeleste Martinez and Olivia Boehlmer watch as the flag is raised during the student-led ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. Bishop McHugh students Zeleste Martinez and Olivia Boehlmer watch as the flag is raised during the student-led ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Students at Bishop McHugh Regional School, Pre-K through 8th grade, gathered outside at the flag pole at the school on Thursday, Sept. 11 to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on America by terrorists 13 years ago.

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