Middle Township News Notes

Chainsaw artist turns timber into art at county 4-H fair

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 08:25 am

Matt Hass, a chainsaw artist, will be at the Cape May County Fair Saturday, July 19 Matt Hass, a chainsaw artist, will be at the Cape May County Fair Saturday, July 19 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Some artists use oils and canvas.

Matt Hass uses a chainsaw and lumber to turn a chunk of wood into a soaring eagle, proud Native American chief, howling wolf or towering bear.

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Township baseball and softball association receives donation from Acme

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 09:42 am

Acme’s David Hand presents a donation to former Deputy Mayor Nate Doughty. Acme’s David Hand presents a donation to former Deputy Mayor Nate Doughty. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – For the second year in a row, the Acme in Cape May Court House kicked off the Fourth of July holiday with a donation to a local non-profit. This year, the Middle Township Baseball and Softball Association was the recipient of a $500 check.

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Performing Arts Center brings in dancers from far and wide

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 07:03 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – It was a big year for the Performing Arts Center, as the center hosted five national and regional competitions, as well as seven local recitals as part of its four-month dance festival.

Kay Aspell, managing director of the PAC, said that about 6,500 dancers competed on the stage during the events which began in April. National competitions are expected to finish by mid-July.

Contestants came from as far away as Ohio, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

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Parents get off-stage advice to help on-stage kids

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:49 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Many mothers and fathers are receiving off-stage advice this summer to help their children act on-stage at the Performing Arts Center of Middle Township.

A 40-page booklet, in English and Spanish, describes steps for parents to take while their offspring rehearse and act. The publication, called “Family Matters,” is described as “a parent’s guide to the magic of theatre.”

The booklet includes advice on everything from how parents can help children to handle casting disappointments to encouraging children to rehearse before a live audience at the dinner table in a form of family dinner theater.

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Johnny Petillo with Jersey Shore Pops in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 09:54 am

Johnny Petillo will join Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops in “The Fabulous Fifties” July 15 in Stone Harbor. Johnny Petillo will join Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops in “The Fabulous Fifties” July 15 in Stone Harbor. STONE HARBOR – Get ready for a trip back in time when Johnny Petillo joins The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the water tower plaza at 95th Street and Second Avenue, as part of the borough’s centennial celebration.

“Johnny Petillo is a fantastic entertainer that I met many years ago when he had a local television station,” Linda Gentille, orchestra conductor, said in a statement.

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Charles Covington named Avalon Council president

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:40 pm

Councilman Charles Covington, left, is congratulated by Councilman David Ellenberg. Councilman Charles Covington, left, is congratulated by Councilman David Ellenberg. Denise Rech sworn as deputy municipal clerk

AVALON – Councilman Charles Covington was unanimously selected by Borough Council to serve a one-year term as council president at the council’s reorganization meeting Tuesday, July 1.

Council also selected Councilman Richard Dean to serve as council vice president, according to borough officials.

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Avalon adds three police officers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 01:54 pm

Anthony DeCesero Jr.’s mother watches as her son is sworn in by Mayor Martin Pagliughi. Anthony DeCesero Jr.’s mother watches as her son is sworn in by Mayor Martin Pagliughi. Borough honors Andrew Bednarek for his years of service

AVALON – Three officers were sworn in during Borough Council meeting Wednesday, June 25 by Mayor Martin Pagliughi, after the council approved recommendations made by Police Chief William McCormick, an official said recently.

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Middle Township Gazette Map - 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

 

Middle Township Gazette Map - 2014

 

Middle Township Map - 2014

   

Woodbine Elementary School students earn library $1,000

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 am

WOODBINE - First grade students at Woodbine Elementary School recently helped the school library earn $1,000 by reading more 1,600 books during the latter half of the school year.

Valerie Newman's class at the elementary school was chosen to take part in the state League of Municipalities Education Foundation's fifth annual Mayor's Book Club, in partnership with Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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Avalon 5 Miler supports Contact daily call program

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 08:38 am

AVALON – Contact Cape-Atlantic will hold the 34th annual Avalon 5 Miler at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 9, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The five-mile run and two-mile walk begins at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue, Avalon. Pre-registration is $18, and same-day registration is $30.

Online registration is available at www.contactcapeatlantic.org. Proceeds help support Contact’s telephone reassurance program, which provides daily calls to the elderly and disabled.

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