• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

Library names Nina Ranalli history center director

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:18 am

AVALON – The Avalon Free Public Library has announced Nina Ranalli has been named the director of the Avalon History Center, 215 39th St. Most recently, Ranalli was curator and grants administrator for the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum.

She was also a McNeil Culture Fellow at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Del., and earlier served as a curatorial assistant and membership coordinator at Historic Cold Spring Village.

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Six area residents sworn in as children’s court advocates

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:10 am

Monica Fox, Gwen Buchanan, Carole Weidman, Yvonne Unrath, Jacqueline Freund, Hope Waldron, Merv Cherrin, Connie Hay, Judge Damon G. Tyner, Kate Synder, Sarah Marcelliano, Christine Fuhs, Suzanne Sule, Roberta Wallace, Noreen Mostafa, and Janet Ariza. Monica Fox, Gwen Buchanan, Carole Weidman, Yvonne Unrath, Jacqueline Freund, Hope Waldron, Merv Cherrin, Connie Hay, Judge Damon G. Tyner, Kate Synder, Sarah Marcelliano, Christine Fuhs, Suzanne Sule, Roberta Wallace, Noreen Mostafa, and Janet Ariza. SOMERS POINT – Six Cape May County residents were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point, Thursday, Nov. 20.

As CASA volunteers, they will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The goal is to help place children in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Residents build gingerbread houses to support Habitat for Humanity

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 07:04 am

Volunteer elves: Habitat homeowners Paige and Sammantha Gilbert with Ciera Williams. Volunteer elves: Habitat homeowners Paige and Sammantha Gilbert with Ciera Williams. STONE HARBOR – Forty-five teams turned out for the gingerbread house build held Saturday Nov. 29 by Habitat for Humanity during the Stone Harbor island holiday celebration.

“Habitat Cape May’s first annual gingerbread house build in Stone Harbor was a huge success,” said Shawn Lockyear, executive director Habitat for Humanity Cape May County in a recent email.

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Stop smoking classes set for January

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 07:54 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Center for Lifestyle Management has scheduled smoking cessation classes each Wednesday in January from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Cape Regional Medical Center. Cost is $25, with a refund of $15 if all classes are attended.

For more information, call Bonnie Kratzer at 609-463-4043.

   

Brownies in New York City

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 07:47 am

Middle Township Brownie Troop 44227 visited the Girl Scouts National Headquarters at 420 5th Ave., New York City, Monday, Dec. 8 with Middle Township Gazette's sister paper, the Wildwood Leader. Shown are: Gabby Faison, Monica Duffy, Riley Odom, Courtney Bower, Jadea Lemma, Lilee Conover and Grace Hurley. The Brownies troop leaders are Merrilee Hurley and Tricia Lemma. Middle Township Brownie Troop 44227 visited the Girl Scouts National Headquarters at 420 5th Ave., New York City, Monday, Dec. 8 with Middle Township Gazette's sister paper, the Wildwood Leader. Shown are: Gabby Faison, Monica Duffy, Riley Odom, Courtney Bower, Jadea Lemma, Lilee Conover and Grace Hurley. The Brownies troop leaders are Merrilee Hurley and Tricia Lemma. Middle Township Brownie Troop 44227 visited the Girl Scouts National Headquarters at 420 5th Ave., New York City, Monday, Dec. 8 with Middle Township Gazette's sister paper, the Wildwood Leader. Shown are: Gabby Faison, Monica Duffy, Riley Odom, Courtney Bower, Jadea Lemma, Lilee Conover and Grace Hurley. The Brownies troop leaders are Merrilee Hurley and Tricia Lemma.

 

David Naylor IT manager at Cape Regional Medical Center

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 07:39 am

David Naylor David Naylor CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - David Naylor has been appointed to manager of information technology at Cape Regional Medical Center, according to a statement.

“David’s extensive experience in IT operations, infrastructure and security/compliance will be a great benefit to our growing information systems at the Medical Center,” said Richard Wheatley, chief information officer.

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Avalon Fire Department to host Santa visits Dec. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 07:38 am

AVALON – Avalon Volunteer Fire Department has arranged a visit from Santa Claus to the borough, from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19.

Santa will travel door-to-door on a fire engine. Visits will be about five minutes at each stop.

To have Santa stop at a home, call 609-967-5914 to register. Santa will bring small gifts for children under 9.

 

Armed home invasion leads to drug charges for homeowner

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 05:40 pm

WHITESBORO – A Whitesboro man faces drug charges after an attempted home invasion by an armed man early this morning, Middle Township police said Friday.

Justin Roper, 30, who was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, was also stuck in the head with a handgun by the attacker, police said. Also arrested was Melissa Marquez, 32, who resides at the home with Roper.

At about 3:30 a.m., Middle Township Police Department received a 911 call reporting a man attempting to force entry into a residence on West Wiley Street in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township.

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Raymond Bradley to be named township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 03:03 pm

Patrolman Raymond Bradley Patrolman Raymond Bradley CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Committee will honor Patrolman Raymond Bradley as the November Employee of the Month at 6 p.m., Dec. 15 during the regular committee meeting.

Bradley was nominated by Police Sgt. Mark Higginbottom. According to a statement, Higginbottom nominated Bradley for his “profound respect for his country, and willingness to lend a hand to not only those that have served our nation, but also to all the men and women in blue.”

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Kindle Auto Presents ‘Honest Neighbors’ Grant to Bishop McHugh

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 08:30 am

Bishop McHugh students and staff celebrate a donation from Kindle Auto Plaza’s Steven Kindle. Bishop McHugh students and staff celebrate a donation from Kindle Auto Plaza’s Steven Kindle. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Steven Kindle of Kindle Auto Plaza presented students at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School with a check for $1,186.  The donation was the result of Kindle Auto Plaza’s Honest Neighbors Campaign, where customers nominated local nonprofit organizations to receive donations. Bishop McHugh was one of 100 recipients of the program.

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