• Regional

    Thursday, Nov. 27

    OCEAN CITY - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The run benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. Preregister online at www.active.com . Preregistered packet pick up is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the senior center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Race-day registration is 7-8:25 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Applications are available at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, The Sneaker Shop and the Humane Society. For more information,…

  • Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood Super Fresh donates, NWPD distributes Thanksgiving food to local families

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:59 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department received Thanksgiving food donations from the North Wildwood Super Fresh, 2400 Delaware Ave., and distributed them to 14 local families. The donations contained turkeys, pies, vegetables and all the necessities to complete the holiday meal. The North Wildwood Police Department would like to thank Super Fresh and its customers for taking part in this worthy initiative during this holiday season.
Pictured are, left to right: Detectives Daniel Schules and Michael Griser, Super Fresh Loss Prevention Manager Cecily Carr, Officers Mark Santiago, Joseph Kopetsky, Justin Robinson, Patrick Flynn, Super Fresh Store Manager Tom Sheridan and Front End Manager Roisin Hope, Officers James Flynn and Eric Nevil.

 

Crest seeks public support for music grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest has applied to receive a grant of $25,000 from Levitt Pavilions to support its annual Free Summer Music Series.

Wildwood Crest is one of several communities across the country in the running for the grant. Online public voting determines the 20 finalists for a grant, with Levitt Pavilions selecting the 10 winning grant recipients.

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Wildwood ordinance working to control ‘animal houses’

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 26, 2014 05:05 am

WILDWOOD - Code inspector John Davis said the city’s animal house ordinance has been working as intended.

The ordinance was designed to make owners of rental properties more accountable and to help eliminate problems related to overcrowding and underage drinking.

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Crest Memorial Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. The Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the school auditorium.

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Hereford Inlet Lighthouse renovation was a Catanoso project

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:55 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Steve Murray, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, said former Mayor Anthony Catanoso and his wife Phyllis had the goal of trying to preserve the lighthouse two years before it was closed.

Their efforts predate Murray’s career with the North Wildwood Parks Department. He said Catanoso always gave the credit to Phyllis for saving the lighthouse, but he believes they were equal partners. 

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Former mayor, freeholder Catanoso dies at 97

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:44 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Former North Wildwood mayor and county freeholder Anthony “Tony” Catanoso died Nov. 21, leaving a long legacy of service as an elected official.

Catanoso was 12 when his parents moved the family to North Wildwood in 1928. According to his wife of 66 years, Phyllis, her husband’s father opened the first Italian grocery store in North Wildwood, perhaps the first in Cape May County. All nine of the Catanoso siblings worked there, she said.

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NWW authorizes sale of surplus property

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 06:43 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – City Council authorized the sale of a number of items on GovDeals.com, an online auction site, including generators, engine cleaners, and start-up battery chargers.

Ron Simone, administrative assistant with the city of North Wildwood, said North Wildwood has been able to sell surplus items to buyers all over the country and outside the U.S.

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Grant to help Wildwood with boardwalk ramp work

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:33 pm

WILDWOOD – The city of Wildwood is the recipient of a $400,000 grant that is earmarked to reconstruct ramps to the boardwalk and bring them into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

State officials announced Nov. 21 that the city is one of 19 municipalities throughout the state benefiting from the $5.9 million Small Cities Block Grants. According to state officials, the 22 grants will benefit approximately 25,000 people across the state, including senior citizens and people with disabilities.

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