Middle Township Gazette

Veterans’ organizations donate money

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 11, 2013 01:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE -- Members representing veterans’ organizations in Cape May County donated money to sponsor benches to be placed at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery. 

The Cape May County Board of Freeholders accepted $1,500 at a meeting March 26.  Four benches have been placed near the committal shelter and four benches have been placed in a seating area toward the rear of the cemetery.

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More beach work on the drawing board

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 11, 2013 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo recently met with township officials to offer his support for the Reeds Beach and Pierces Point project, which has been authorized for construction.

The hold up for the work is money.

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Committee unanimous for administrator’s contract

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, April 11, 2013 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Middle Township Committee unanimously approved a four-year contract this week for new business administrator Connie Mahon.

She will receive $110,000 the first year and by year four will make $120,000.

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Middle board to vote on contract for school bus ads

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, April 11, 2013 01:00 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP -- Buses at Dennis Township School District aren’t mobile billboards -- yet.

A Gloucester County company has been looking to sell space on the sides of the buses that would bring in more revenue to the school district.

The Middle Township School Board also is likely to try putting ads on its buses.

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Schools look to Facebook to reach parents and students

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, April 11, 2013 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Middle Township School District has turned to Facebook to keep parents and others informed.

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Turning to turtles for song inspiration

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, April 11, 2013 01:00 am

Karen Buckley feeds Spike, the snapping turtle, as her husband Charlie Buckley looks on. Karen Buckley feeds Spike, the snapping turtle, as her husband Charlie Buckley looks on.

Turtle Singer to perform at weekend event

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- The turtles don’t really react to Karen Buckley’s singing.

“Their biggest reaction is the food at the shows,” she said.

The reptiles are a major part of shows she and her husband, Charlie, put on many times a year.

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Board member: Put education before sports

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 10, 2013 04:55 pm

Bakley says the state seems to favor charter schools

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- School board member Robert Bakley II is accusing the state of favoring charter schools over public school districts.

There are several charter schools throughout the state, which are managed by boards of trustees instead of school boards. Charter schools, which are considered public schools, can be organized by teachers, parents as well as entities. There no charter schools in Cape May County, but some Cape May County students attend Charter Tech, a performing arts charter high school in Somers Point.

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Final site plan due from Conifer

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, April 10, 2013 02:00 pm

Work could begin this fall on big affordable housing project

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- The developer that plans to build affordable housing units in Middle Township still needs local approvals before ground can be broken on two projects.

If all goes as planned, construction could begin as early as September, an official says.

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Dennis students visit Academy of Natural Sciences

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:02 am

Dennis Township fifth-grade students recently took a field trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. 

Students looked at exhibits and experienced a dinosaur dig before going to the gift shop. 

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Food needed for shelter bank

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Monday, April 08, 2013 01:33 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- The Animal Welfare Society is in need of dry dog and cat food to restock its pantry.

Food is given for free to pet owners who cannot or do not have enough money to afford it.

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Stone Harbor OK’s budget

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 08, 2013 01:32 pm

STONE HARBOR -- Stone Harbor Borough Council adopted a $9.8 million budget April 2 that calls for a small increase in the municipal tax levy.

The tax rate is 0.8 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Borough Council approved the budget unanimously.

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Yoga studio celebrates 10 years in Avalon

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Monday, April 08, 2013 01:00 am

Yoga studio celebrates 10 years in Avalon Yoga studio celebrates 10 years in Avalon

Sol Luna Yoga studio, 2819 Dune Drive in Avalon, celebrates 10 years in business in April.

AmySue Smith, Sol Luna's owner, lived in Avalon for 15 years, and now lives in North Cape May. She said the studio has recently been renovated after damage from Sandy.

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