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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Wildwood News Notes, Oct. 22 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood pairs with ELPH bands to reunite lost kids

WILDWOOD — According to city officials, Wildwood has become the first municipality at the southern New Jersey shore area to team up with ELPH, a company that provides wristbands to help reunite families.

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Plans to use school as emergency shelter on hold

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

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In Another Time> Wildwood took to vaudeville early in the last century

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

The word was unusual and when it first emerged, some people thought that “vaudeville” was the name of a town like Lambertville or Rockville or Smithville. In Wildwood, which became an official borough in 1895, it started appearing in the early 1900s on the Boardwalk as Nixon’s Vaudeville House and people soon were aware that they weren’t referring to some new town along the ocean somewhere.

Vaudeville actually had been around for a while when Wildwood caught up with it. Historians put its gestation in America in the 1870s and 1880s, after it was conceived by saloon and variety hall shows. Before the Civil War audiences could find their entertainment by brushing up on their Shakespeare, watching acrobats standing on each other’s strong shoulders or dogs leaping through rings of fire.

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Community gathers to lay Bill Henfey to rest

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 24, 2014 04:07 pm

The Anglesea Fire Company flew its giant American flag on the back of its fire truck while friends and relatives lined up outside St. Ann’s church in Wildwood to pay their respects to Bill Henfey, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Anglesea Fire Company flew its giant American flag on the back of its fire truck while friends and relatives lined up outside St. Ann’s church in Wildwood to pay their respects to Bill Henfey, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21. WILDWOOD — Local dignitaries, law enforcement officials, and hundreds of friends and family filled St. Ann’s Church Friday morning to lay former North Wildwood mayor Bill Henfey to rest.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the age of 65 after falling ill last year.

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Pumpkin Run to support Breast Cancer Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 03:30 pm

WILDWOOD– The sixth annual Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run will be Saturday, Oct. 25 and this year, the run is going pink.

Organizers say that the run will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a new pink logo and T-shirts for race and walk participants, and $1 donation will be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation from every adult registration.

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Wildwood Halloween Parade is Oct. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:42 pm

WILDWOOD— The Halloween Parade and Kids Fun Fair will take place Thursday, Oct, 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center. 

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Mercantile license approved for renovated Gillmore

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:41 pm

WILDWOOD -- Just a few months after officials said it should be shut down, Wildwood commissioners granted a conditional mercantile license to the Gillmore Hotel Monday afternoon. 

The property, owned by Marmora resident Robert Grimley, was the site of a nearly-fatal crossbow attack in August. Prior to that, police had responded to the Schellenger Avenue hotel 68 times, and of those calls 50 were related to the sale of narcotics from the site and 46 people were arrested there since Feb. 14.

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Beth Judah celebrates a century in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:31 am


Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan. Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan. Respecting roots, looking to the future

WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the congregation 100 years ago.

"Every one of these windows was donated by a founding family," Levy explains. They were business owners and restaurateurs, attorneys and doctors, who lived above their businesses during the summer months in Wildwood. Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz said walking into Beth Judah is "like stepping literally into the past."

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