• William Thron and his foster daughter enjoy the barbecue during the sixth grade orientation at the Middle Township Middle School, Aug. 1.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Taking the fear out of starting sixth grade begins early at Middle Township Middle School, and at least one parent said the school’s approach to welcoming new students is envied by parents in other districts.

    “It’s a nice turnout for the orientation,” said Missy Bock, a Del Haven…

  • Stone Harbor police are seeking a white man in his 60s for allegedly shoplifting more than $400 worth of shoes.STONE HARBOR – An alleged thief made off with more than $400 worth of shoes at a borough store, and Stone Harbor police have asked the public for their help in finding the culprit.

  • The car was later fully engulfed in flames.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Carroll didn’t have time to think about the vehicle fire when he yanked the drivers’ side door open at about 3:45 p.m., Friday July 25.

    He knew the flames were there; the car was hot, and a couple of loud pops let him know that the fire was growing.

Middle Township Gazette

Students support the zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 08, 2013 08:50 am

 From left, are Cody Winter, Lemuel Ruiz-Gonzalez, Travis Copeland and Austin Winter.
 From left, are Cody Winter, Lemuel Ruiz-Gonzalez, Travis Copeland and Austin Winter.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Special Service School District students from Ocean Academy recently completed the third annual collection of “Pennies for the Zoo.”

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Money is tight

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Cape Human Resources scales back operations in budget shortfall

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A non-profit social services organization has shuttered most of its operations as it waits for an approximately $29,000 to arrive from an Atlantic County organization.

Ten people, including the Cape Human Resources Inc.’s executive director, were laid off in July. They may return to work in September.

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On the cover: Swell turn

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:00 am

  
Patrick Taylor, 12, of Linwood carves in to a wave as he competes in the boys 12 to 14 semi-final heat in the 23rd annual Brendan Borek Surf Memorial Saturday, Aug. 3, at 30th Street and the beach in Avalon. Taylor later takes first place overall in his age group.  
Patrick Taylor, 12, of Linwood carves in to a wave as he competes in the boys 12 to 14 semi-final heat in the 23rd annual Brendan Borek Surf Memorial Saturday, Aug. 3, at 30th Street and the beach in Avalon. Taylor later takes first place overall in his age group.

Patrick Taylor, 12, of Linwood carves in to a wave as he competes in the boys 12 to 14 semi-final heat in the 23rd annual Brendan Borek Surf Memorial Saturday, Aug. 3, at 30th Street and the beach in Avalon. Taylor later takes first place overall in his age group.

Photograph by Jen Marra

 

Intensive care nurse receives award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Melissa Torres, a nurse in the intensive care unit at Cape Regional Medical Center, is the Service Excellence of the Month award recipient for July.

Torres was nominated for the Service Excellence Award by colleagues in the respiratory care department. The nomination stated, “Melissa provides professional and compassionate care to all of her patients. She is an exemplary employee who is always willing to go out of her way to help a patient or co-worker. Melissa always has a smile on her face and can make her co-workers and patients laugh in any situation. She is a joy to work with; she cares for her patients with an added sweetness. Melissa consistently goes above and beyond and is a pleasure to work with.”

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Fresh fish market opens in Cape May Court House

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:00 am

  Fresh fish market opens in Cape May Court House Fresh fish market opens in Cape May Court House

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A new fresh fish market recently opened at 206 Mechanic St. Matthews Seafood Market's owner, Tom Matthews, 31, of the Green Creek section of Middle Township, has been a commercial fisherman and a scalloper for more than 10 years.

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Woodbine holds kid carnival

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:00 am

 Sgt. 1st Class Patrick McCarthy from the National Guard with Woodbine resident Veronica Hunt and son at Aug. 3 Woodbine Kids Carnival.
 Sgt. 1st Class Patrick McCarthy from the National Guard with Woodbine resident Veronica Hunt and son at Aug. 3 Woodbine Kids Carnival.

WOODBINE — The second annual Kids Carnival on Aug. 3 included a variety of picnic food, games, prizes, pony rides and music.

A major favorite was the water slide at Woodbine's Lincoln Park, the borough's recreational facility.

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Crime Stopper honored

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 07, 2013 11:44 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — William Plenge’s memory lives on.

Cape May County Crime Stoppers presented a plaque to the family of William Plenge, who died in 2011, in recognition of his service to Cape May County Crime Stoppers as chairman of the board for six years.  

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Basketball as life

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, August 07, 2013 07:34 pm

Group hopes to inspire youth, forge connections

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A group from North Carolina recently competed in basketball games against several young Cape May County residents.

But there was more than shooting hoops over four days. The young people connected with each other, made friends and learned about life.

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French is toast at middle school

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, August 07, 2013 03:34 pm

Spanish to continue after cutbacks

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — After the 2013-14 school year, students won’t be offered French at the middle school. Spanish will continue to be taught, however.

“We don’t have the staff to continue both,” said Middle Township School District Superintendent Michael Kopakowski.

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DeLanzo expresses doubts on energy aggregation

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, August 07, 2013 01:55 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Months after township officials joined an effort to save residents a total of $1.4 million on energy bills, Committeewoman Susan DeLanzo spoke out against the idea.

However, in the end she voted in favor of the next step in bidding out electrical service for the township.

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