Middle Township News Notes

Cape May County Chamber says ‘shop locally’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 07:28 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce kicks off the 10th annual Shop Local in Cape May County campaign Nov. 15 with a “Keep the Cheer Here” contest for shoppers.

To encourage more shopping in Cape May County this time of year, the Chamber will host the contest through Dec. 15. Participating stores will have signs and registration forms. The only qualification for shoppers is that they must make a purchase in order to enter the contest. The winner will receive $500 in gift cards for more Cape May County shopping.

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Township looking for new flood elevation standards

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 01:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Middle Township officials are continuing conversations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency following a recent meeting that focused on new flood elevation standards for bayfront communities in Middle Township and Lower townships.  

The two townships are working together to achieve new flood maps for bayfront communities that show flood risks. The meeting took place Nov. 1 at the Lower Township municipal building.  

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Avalon, Stone Harbor consolidate dispatch

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:27 pm

AVALON — Avalon and Stone Harbor are consolidating police and emergency dispatching services next year, a move that officials say will save taxpayers more than a $1 million.

The share-service agreement also involves the Cape May County’s dispatch service that will handle fire and emergency medical services calls.

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Cape May County gets $1.65M for road, bridge projects

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 09:39 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County will receive $1,656,100 from the state Department of Transportation for road and bridge projects, including in Woodbine and Middle Township.

The county anticipates using the county aid on various road improvement projects. The projects under consideration include Woodbine-Ocean View Road (county road 550) in Woodbine, Hand Avenue (county road 658) in Cape May Court House and Lafayette Street (county road 633) in Cape May.

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County receives honor for environmental stewardship

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 07, 2013 06:30 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The state Department of Environmental Protection has recently awarded Cape May County a certificate for its environmental stewardship.

Each year under the Water Quality Program, the DEP Compliance and Enforcement Division, performs an inspection of the county public works’ facilities, including the county airport and Crest Haven and Upper Township section road department maintenance yards.

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Avalon beach tags on sale

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 04, 2013 06:30 pm

AVALON —The borough will begin selling its popular holiday beach tags for next summer during Avalon’s Friday Festive event and at a new event, Snowfest Saturday, Nov. 29-30.

This year’s holiday beach tag depicts two holiday bells tied together with a red ribbon. The beach tags will cost $21, come in a decorative box and will be available inside the Avalon Rescue Squad building at 31st Street and Dune Drive in Avalon between 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.

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RSVP looking for tax filers

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 03, 2013 06:27 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking people to be part of the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program.

More than 750 Cape May County residents with incomes less that $50,000 received free help filing their 2012 tax returns by RSVP.  To continue this service, more volunteers are being recruited for training.

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Woodbine honored for ‘complete streets’

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 02, 2013 10:00 am

WOODBINE — The borough was recognized Oct. 21 for accommodating transit-riders, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists while making the roads safe.

Woodbine was honored at the networking luncheon and recognition ceremony at the 2013 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit held at Rutgers University for its accomplishment as a complete streets Community.

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Books for Ocean Academy and Cape May County High School students

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 10:20 am

Shayla Zeak with the book she chose as a reading reward. Shayla Zeak with the book she chose as a reading reward.  MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Students at Cape May County Special Services School District will be receiving new books as reading incentives and birthday presents, thanks to the grant from the district’s Education Foundation and Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation. 

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Parenting Opportunity Partnership event held

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:25 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — About 50 parents and 75 children an event about parenting during a workshop Oct. 19 at the Cape May County Special Services School District in Cape May Court House.

This was the first Cape May County Parenting Opportunity Partnership event.

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