Middle Township Gazette

Swing yoga turns stretching, fitness upside down

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:22 am

Lorelle Cicitta demonstrates some of the more physical aspects of swing yoga. Lorelle Cicitta demonstrates some of the more physical aspects of swing yoga. SEA ISLE CITY - Lorelle Cicitta’s life changed the day she hung upside down from a swing suspended from a fitness center’s ceiling in Florida and assumed one of the foundation poses of yoga, known as the Baddha Konasana.

If she were on the floor, Cicitta, a Somers Point resident, would have been seated with the soles of her feet together. But in swing yoga, the fitness instructor was suspended above the floor, wrapped in a hammock and speaking easily.

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Ordinance stubs out smoking in parks, ball fields

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:09 am

Kim Burns, left, and Barbara Heinz, representatives of Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey, said 75 no smoking signs will be provided free to the city. Kim Burns, left, and Barbara Heinz, representatives of Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey, said 75 no smoking signs will be provided free to the city. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Those who light up on publicly owned property will face a $200 fine under an ordinance unanimously approved by Middle Township Committee unanimously after a public hearing Monday, June 2.

The vote bans smoking on publically owned property, including the use of e-cigarettes. A local anti-smoking organization will provide 75 reminders to the township to help keep area parks smoke free.

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Elementary School holds annual Field Day and Memorial Field

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 04, 2014 07:32 am

Children run relay races at Memorial Field for Middle Township Elementary School No. 1’s annual Field day, held Tuesday, June 3. Children run relay races at Memorial Field for Middle Township Elementary School No. 1’s annual Field day, held Tuesday, June 3. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – About 200 children swarmed Memorial Field in Cape May Court House on Tuesday, June 3, celebrating a sunny day and the waning school year for the annual Middle Township Elementary School No. 1 Field Day.

Parent volunteers and about 35 high school National Honor Society students shepherded first graders from one event to the next, amid squeals of delight and children’s laughter.

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Police warn of lewdness in Rio Grande

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 03, 2014 08:45 am

RIO GRANDE — Middle Township police say they received two separate complaints of a man exposing himself to pre-teen girls on June 2.

According to information released Tuesday morning, both incidents took place in the Rio Grande section of the township, and both times a man in a vehicle approached a girl, then stood by the vehicle and started to masturbate.

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Florine “Mom” Ball celebrates 105 years

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, June 03, 2014 08:19 am

Florine Ball celebrated her 105th birthday on Friday, May 30. Florine Ball celebrated her 105th birthday on Friday, May 30. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Florine Ball celebrated her 105th birthday last Friday, May 30, surrounded by members of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, and the staff and residents of the Courthouse Convalescent Center in Cape May Court House.

“We call her Mom Ball,” said Dorothea McNeal, an activity aid with the center. “She’s the mother of the building.”

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Jennine McNeil appointed clinical manager of maternal and child health services

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 03, 2014 07:27 am

Jennine McNeil Jennine McNeil CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Jennine McNeil, RN as clinical manager of maternal and child health services.

“Jennine has been a member of the Cape Regional Medical Center team since 1997 and brings with her 14 years of maternity nursing experience,” said Mary Beth DeCredico, administrative director.

“On behalf of the Cape Regional Medical Center team, we congratulate Jennine on her appointment.”

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UPDATED: Middle super Kopakowski offered job in Pennsylvania

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Written by David Benson Monday, June 02, 2014 04:05 pm

Michael Kopakowski Michael Kopakowski CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Michael Kopakowski, superintendent of Middle Township public schools, is expected to retire this month, after a school board in Pennsylvania announced that they have voted to hire him to take over schools in Morrisville on July 1.

“I haven’t signed a contract yet, nor have I retired,” Kopakowski said  Monday. “I can’t do that until I have a signed contract.”

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4-H Club maintains gardens at nursing home

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 02, 2014 07:07 am

Shown in the photo from left: Linda Horner, acting 4-H agent; Karen DiPalantino; Marcy Mihal; Kate Pantelione; Josh Pantelione; Alexa DiPalantino; Allie Sipple; Kate Mihal; Gayle Crookston; Cody Hanek; and Glenn Hanek. Shown in the photo from left: Linda Horner, acting 4-H agent; Karen DiPalantino; Marcy Mihal; Kate Pantelione; Josh Pantelione; Alexa DiPalantino; Allie Sipple; Kate Mihal; Gayle Crookston; Cody Hanek; and Glenn Hanek. Members of the Cape May County 4-H Club, parents and club leaders recently spread mulch at the Crest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center gardens in Cape May Court House.

The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program takes care of the gardens at the building's entrance for the residents and established two butterfly gardens four years ago.

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Family Field Day brings people together in Whitesboro

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Written by David Benson Sunday, June 01, 2014 09:23 am

Takarai Smith, 6, in the foreground, and his sister, Tahira Spencer, 10, take a wild ride on the inflatable slide during Family Field Day at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Whitesboro on Saturday, May 31. Takarai Smith, 6, in the foreground, and his sister, Tahira Spencer, 10, take a wild ride on the inflatable slide during Family Field Day at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Whitesboro on Saturday, May 31. WHITESBORO - It was a rollicking good morning in Whitesboro on Saturday, May 31, as community members came together for the fourth annual Family Field Day at the Martin Luther King Community Center.

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Cheryl Brewer receives doctorate in physical therapy

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 01, 2014 06:44 am

Cheryl Brewer Cheryl Brewer CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cheryl Brewer, Dennisville, recently earned a doctorate degree in physical therapy from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, achieving a 4.0 grade point average.

Brewer has worked as a physical therapist in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at Cape Regional Medical Center since 1996.

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