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    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

Daughter of North Wildwood man graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 01:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Army Pvt. Kelly A. Lavacca has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Olde Time Italian Festival turns 10 in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 11:56 am

WILDWOOD– The 10th annual Olde Time Italian Festival will serve up Old World Italy in the Wildwoods Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, this event will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The free two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with Italian crafts, authentic Italian cuisine, games, contests and continuous live entertainment.

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Wildwood FD ‘monitoring’ indictment of part-time employee

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 01:08 pm

Jacob Spiegel Jacob Spiegel WILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

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Wildwood opts to keep curfew, but plans revisions

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:20 am

WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

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Beach Creek dredging could be put off until summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:12 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

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Wildwood to hire five new cops with federal grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 06:09 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood was one of 10 New Jersey municipalities to receive federal grant money to put more police officers on the streets, Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez announced Wednesday.

The city will receive $625,000 to hire five new, full time police officers through the U.S. Justice Department COPS hiring program.

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Cape Regional presents school supplies for Glenwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:45 am

From left,  Thomas Piratzky, executive director of Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation; Kenyon Kummings, superintendent of Wildwood Schools; Joanne Carrocino, President and CEO Cape Regional Medical Center; and Crystal Pond, Glenwood Elementary School principal, show off the items collected during the back-to-school drive. From left, Thomas Piratzky, executive director of Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation; Kenyon Kummings, superintendent of Wildwood Schools; Joanne Carrocino, President and CEO Cape Regional Medical Center; and Crystal Pond, Glenwood Elementary School principal, show off the items collected during the back-to-school drive. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Medical Center officials delivered school supplies to the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School Monday, Sept. 15 in preparation of the new school year. Members of the Cape Regional Medical Center team collected more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to support the elementary school in Wildwood.

Cape Regional Medical Center President and CEO, Joanne Carrocino and Tom Piratzky, vice president of public relations and marketing, delivered the supplies.

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Crest seeks generators for emergencies

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 24, 2014 08:39 am

File photo/ Borough officials are looking to purchase generators so Crest Memorial can serve as the borough's emergency evacuation shelter. File photo/ Borough officials are looking to purchase generators so Crest Memorial can serve as the borough's emergency evacuation shelter. Everything else in place for Crest Memorial to serve as shelter

WILDWOOD CREST — Mayor Carl Groon is looking to have a new emergency generator purchased for Crest Memorial Elementary so the facility can serve as the borough’s emergency shelter for evacuations.

Groon said that the borough had passed an ordinance two years ago for the new generator for the school; however, it was never purchased. Now, the borough has a $75,000 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to partially cover the costs the generator, and officials want the unit purchased before winter.

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