• 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

Zoo introduces baby giraffe, two scimitar-horned oryx at Earth Day celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 25, 2014 03:57 pm

File photo of a scimitar-horned oryx born earlier this year. File photo of a scimitar-horned oryx born earlier this year. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The public is invited to the Cape May County Park and Zoo for an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26 to celebrate “Promoting Planet Perfection,” during which the zoo will introduce the recently born giraffe and two young scimitar-horned oryx.

The female giraffe was born on Sunday, March 30 to Aziza, 19, who has been with the zoo since she was six months old.

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Doors on Route 9 open to a community

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Written by David Benson Friday, April 25, 2014 02:01 pm

Seven doors stand in a field next to the Asbury United Methodist Church on Route 9, erected as part of the “10,000 Door Movement.” Seven doors stand in a field next to the Asbury United Methodist Church on Route 9, erected as part of the “10,000 Door Movement.” MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Seven doors stand in an empty field near a church on Route 9 outside of Cape May Court House. Brightly painted wooden gateways, they seem to beckon and invite passersby to stop.

To knock. To wonder.

To pose and take pictures.

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Two killed, two injured in high speed Route 47 crash

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 25, 2014 10:46 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - Two people were killed, and two injured in a high speed collision Thursday night on Route 47, south of the Wildwood Water Works bend, according to the Middle Township Police Department.

Millville resident Stephen Carsten, 29, and Del Haven resident Jeffrey Natale, 19, were killed on impact when Carsten's Chevy Malibu struck Natale's Infiniti head on, police said in a statement. Witnesses told police that Carsten was speeding.

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Middle to join in Avalon dredge project

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 24, 2014 08:19 am

But negotiations planned with Avalon Manor homeowners on the bill

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Some Avalon Manor homeowners want part of a state grant to help fund dredging of their harbor.

Some owners brought concerns about a dredging project at Sterbeck Harbor to Township Committee Monday, April 22.

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Middle seeks help to fund feral cat program

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 24, 2014 08:12 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution on Monday seeking a $31,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to continue a program begun in 2011 to spay and neuter feral cats.

Over the last two years, more than 500 feral felines were trapped, neutered and released, said Charlotte Anderson, board member of the Animal Alliance of Cape May. But the funds for the program ran out about six months ago.

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Woodbine celebrates the Week of the Young Child

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:19 am

WOODBINE — The borough has issued a proclamation declaring April 21-25 as “Week of the Young Child,” with the theme of “Early Years are Learning Years,” an official said recently, and the school district has planned activities throughout the week to recognize the event.

“I hope and encourage that a parent or family member of each child will be able take part in at least some of those activities celebrate the Week of the Young Child and I welcome our Head Start children who will be joining in this celebration,” said Mayor William Pikolycky.

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Woodbine residents observe Arbor Day with tree seedlings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:06 am

Woodbine resident John Sturm receives trees from Jim Gurdgiel, a plant operator with the MUA. Woodbine resident John Sturm receives trees from Jim Gurdgiel, a plant operator with the MUA. WOODBINE — The borough had a special twist on its annual Arbor Day celebration when it served as the county drop-off site for free tree seedlings to be distributed under the state Tree Recovery Campaign, a borough official said recently.

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UPDATE: One dead in Avalon Boulevard collision

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 07:36 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A 51-year-old man is dead after a two car crash on Avalon Boulevard Tuesday.

Middle Township Police responded to the accident at about 4:50 p.m. April 22. According to police, a silver minivan heading east crossed the center line and struck a Green Jeep Wrangler, driven by Addison Jones, 61, of Langhorne, Pa.

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Parkway construction closures, April 21-25

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 04:59 pm

From the NJ Turnpike Authority

  • Exit 11 westbound is closed. It is expected to reopen in mid-May.
  • April 21-25 - The southbound right shoulder is closed from mile marker 11.6 to 11.4, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • April 21-25 - The southbound right shoulder is closed from mile marker 8.1 to 7.9, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.


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Coloring contest winners honored in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 01:16 pm

Shown from left are Tammy Devitt, recreational leader, Amelia Slick, Tatyana Moffitt, Craig Martin, Nicholas Cummiskey, Cara Stehman, Elizabeth Howe and Committeeman Dan Lockwood. Shown from left are Tammy Devitt, recreational leader, Amelia Slick, Tatyana Moffitt, Craig Martin, Nicholas Cummiskey, Cara Stehman, Elizabeth Howe and Committeeman Dan Lockwood. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Township Committee recognized children throughout the area during its regular meeting on Monday, April 22, when an official awarded prizes to the winners of the Recreation Department's fourth annual Easter coloring contest.

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