• Holiday

    Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.

    Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police,  she knew the victim.

  • Cape May Gazette

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

    Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

  • Wildwood Leader

    The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
WILDWOOD – He’s green and mean with a mile-long rap sheet. But in Wildwood, the Grinch was given a one-way ticket back to Whoville – courtesy of the Wildwood police department.

    Sponsored by the Wildwood police department, the Dec. 13 Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk offered athletes a chance to make their…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

    Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

    It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

  • Sports

    When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

Wildwood Leader

In Another Time: In many guises, Santa has brought cheer for years

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, December 19, 2014 03:54 am

in another time He was a fat Santa Claus; fatter than most, I recall, as he huffed and puffed ashore at this shopping mall in Hawaii.  They had discharged him from a lifeguard’s rowboat in the huge Pacific Ocean not too far from land and he carried a heavy bag presumably filled with merchandise available for purchase.

With no reindeer in sight, this Santa waded through the surf to be greeted on the beach by hundreds of Hawaiian kids, some of whom, as part of the entertainment,   were to show him how well they could hula.  Santa, obviously not a hula candidate, dropped his bag on the beach as droves of kids approached him, and took a deep breath and said to me, “I’ve got to go to Weight Watchers.”

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Area “Dollar Tree Stores” donate toys to local military children

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:03 pm

North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 and Cape May Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 386 collected and distributed toys donated by generous patrons at North Cape May and Rio Grande Dollar Tree Stores. Store managers Lisa at North Cape May, and Dan at Rio Grande store and their staffs were presented a plaque of appreciation from the VFW for their superior efforts in the local Christmas toy drive. The toys collected are distributed to local military units and other organizations in our area that help the less fortunate.

Shown in photo are U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Sippel, Army National Guard, Cape May Court House and VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando.

   

NWPD arrests woman on multiple charges, warrants

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 02:47 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department Detective Division arrested a Woodbine woman on various charges, including outstanding warrants, after a month-long investigation.

The detectives recently concluded the investigation into reports of two burglaries at a residence on the 100 block W. 24th Avenue.

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Police welcome Mace students for special visit

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:14 pm

Police welcome Mace students for special visit Police welcome Mace students for special visit The kindergarten and first grade classes at Margaret Mace School recently went on a field trip to the North Wildwood Police Station, Wednesday, Dec. 10. The students were given a tour of the police building and courtroom, and also had a surprise visit by Santa. The school expressed thanks to Chief Matthew Gallagher and the NWPD for such a great trip. Students visited the North Wildwood Police Department and Court/Council Chambers.

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A little holiday sparkle

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:05 am

Santiago Chavez, 5, of Wildwood Crest decorates a Christmas stocking at the Wildwoods’ 7th annual Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Wildwoods Convention Center.  The weekend event is sponsored by The Greater Wildwood Jaycees, Crest Savings Bank, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority and Coastal Broadcasting.
Santiago Chavez, 5, of Wildwood Crest decorates a Christmas stocking at the Wildwoods’ 7th annual Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The weekend event is sponsored by The Greater Wildwood Jaycees, Crest Savings Bank, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority and Coastal Broadcasting. Santiago Chavez, 5, of Wildwood Crest decorates a Christmas stocking at the Wildwoods’ 7th annual Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The weekend event is sponsored by The Greater Wildwood Jaycees, Crest Savings Bank, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority and Coastal Broadcasting.

photos by Jen Marra

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North Wildwood tests emergency notification system

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 18, 2014 05:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The city’s Code Red emergency notification system reached around 70 percent of North Wildwood residents when tested Nov. 25. The system was put to use Dec. 9, when a full moon high tide caused street flooding on the bayside of the island.

That night, Fire Chief Jeff Cole and Capt. Dominick McClain of the North Wildwood Fire Department explained the system to residents at the North Wildwood Police Department’s monthly community meeting at the North Wildwood Recreation Center.

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Sock it to them

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:40 pm

Socks for Seniors Socks for Seniors

Sock it to them

Elves from Karen Holland’s Pre-K class at the Margaret Mace School in North Wildwood show off some of the socks they and the Wildwood Crest Fire Auxiliary collected for Socks for Seniors. The program is run in municipalities all over the United States this time of year. Socks are distributed to nursing homes in the areas where they are collected.

 

November activity report for NWPD

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:24 pm

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November activity report for NWPD

The following is a report of the activities for the North Wildwood Police Department for the month of November:

Incidents handled: 3,383

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