• The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.

    Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything…

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  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A financial consultant hired to examine the township’s financial department has recommended shifting from primarily manual bookkeeping to computer based accounting, among several proposed changes.

    Officials believe the examination saved the township about $80,000.

    The recommendations come in the wake of an audit last year of the beleaguered department’s practices that apparently resulted in a $400,000 overpayment on the township’s phone system over the last 10 years.

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  • Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.PHILADELPHIA —…

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  • Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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  • Borough officials say that planting the dune grass is a volunteer event the whole family can enjoy.AVALON – The borough is looking for volunteers who want to enjoy a day at beach along with a free lunch.

    Though winter still bears down on the shore, this week, Avalon issued a statement seeking volunteers to plant dune grass beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

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Middle Township Gazette

County plans air delivery of baits to control rabies

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, May 07, 2014 09:58 am

Vaccine-laden bait Vaccine-laden bait CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An increase in the number of rabies cases in Cape May County has led the county officials in two departments to work together to distribute nearly 35,000 vaccine-laden baits throughout the mainland communities of the county.

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UPDATED: Six-hour standoff in Whitesboro ends

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, May 06, 2014 06:03 pm

A Cape May County SWAT team truck sits outside the residence at the 1700 block of Route 9. A Cape May County SWAT team truck sits outside the residence at the 1700 block of Route 9.

WHITESBORO – A six-hour standoff with police and sheriff’s officers ended Tuesday evening with no reported injuries and the arrest of a Middle Township man who had barricaded himself in a home on Route 9 in Whitesboro.

The standoff with Raymond Bartee, 34, began Tuesday afternoon after Middle Township police saw and attempted to arrest Bartee for an outstanding aggravated assault warrant, officials said in a statement.

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Middle votes to lower planned tax increase

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, May 06, 2014 09:47 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A vote to amend the township’s 2014 budget split over party lines during the Middle Township Committee meeting Monday, May 5, when the Republican majority voted to pass a resolution that lowers a planned tax increase.

The vote came after a state revaluation of municipal pension contributions allowed the committee to reconsider this year’s spending. The revised budget was adopted at the meeting in a two to one vote.

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Photos sought for annual contest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 07:38 am

AVALON – Amateur photographers are invited to enter the annual photo contest sponsored by the Avalon Historical Society.

Entries will be accepted from Saturday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 27. Categories are nature, scenic, portrait/personality and abstract. There is also a youth category for children under 12.

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Avalon Lions present check to CASA

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 07:06 am

From left, Jack Vizzard, Avalon Lions 1st vice president, Karen DeRosa, director of community development for CASA and Phil Cooper, Avalon Lions charity treasurer. From left, Jack Vizzard, Avalon Lions 1st vice president, Karen DeRosa, director of community development for CASA and Phil Cooper, Avalon Lions charity treasurer. AVALON - The Avalon Lions recently presented a $1,500 check to Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, to support the organization's goal of helping children in Cape May and Atlantic counties.

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Cynthia Leatherwood named County Teacher of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 08:51 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP - Cynthia Leatherwood, a teacher in the Dennis Township School District, has been named the Cape May County Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015, according to a press release from the superintendent of schools.

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Middle High School Band wins Superior in Nashville competition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 07:35 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP—Fifty musicians from the Middle Township High School concert band flew to Nashville, Tenn., in early April and returned home a few days later on a higher note than when they began.

The band, under the direction of music teacher Richard Sterling, won three prestigious awards in the Festival of Music Band Competition for High Schools. It topped the field with Superior ratings as best band and best percussionists, and won the Espirit De Corps award for embodying the best sprit and enthusiasm among the competing schools from various states.  The band’s scores were 91 out of a possible 100.

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‘Scarf It Up’ group delivers handmade gifts to Crest Haven residents

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 07:29 am

The Scarf It Up group recently visited the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to deliver more than 40 hand-knitted items to the residents. Shown from left are Pauline Dixon; Iris Drackett, assistant administrator; Linda Thornton, administrator; Margaret Vignola and Theresa Quinn. The Scarf It Up group recently visited the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to deliver more than 40 hand-knitted items to the residents. Shown from left are Pauline Dixon; Iris Drackett, assistant administrator; Linda Thornton, administrator; Margaret Vignola and Theresa Quinn. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The residents of the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received warm and colorful gifts recently, when the community group Scarf It Up delivered hand-knitted shawls, lap robes and sleep socks to the center.

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Middle Township Police blotter, April 21 - April 27

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Written by Police Blotter Saturday, May 03, 2014 01:53 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 986 calls for service, averaging 141 per day Monday through Sunday, April 21 - April 27.

Monday, April 21

Vehicle crash - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Vehicle crash - Route 9 North, Cape May Court House

Vehicle crash - Route 47 South, Rio Grande

Shoplifting - Wawa, Rio Grande

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ACCC chapter of English honor society inducts eight members

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Written by David Benson Saturday, May 03, 2014 07:56 am

Shown from left are Sigma Kappa Delta inductees Emma Marie Price, Brianna Yuhas, Jill Richman Heller, Trischann Corcoran and Chad Murnaghan. Not pictured are Chun Lau, Lindsay Ferrugno, and Amber Molina. Shown from left are Sigma Kappa Delta inductees Emma Marie Price, Brianna Yuhas, Jill Richman Heller, Trischann Corcoran and Chad Murnaghan. Not pictured are Chun Lau, Lindsay Ferrugno, and Amber Molina. MAYS LANDING — A Cape May Court House man was among eight students inducted into Atlantic Cape Community College’s Sigma Kappa Delta on April 22. SKD is an English honor society for two-year colleges.

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