• 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…

  • Regional

    Nov. 21-23

    CAPE MAY - Holiday Preview Weekend and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate, Washington Avenue, Cape May, with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the Tree-Lighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Call 609-884-5404 or see

  • 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

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD - The public invited to a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony by VFW Memorial Post 5491 at noon, Sunday, Dec. 7, at St. Demetrios Church, 321 St. Demetrios Ave., Hereford Inlet Seawall, North Wildwood.

For more information, call 609-729-5832.

 

Wildwood Catholic holds open house for prospective students, parents

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 13, 2014 04:50 pm

Wildwood Catholic administrative staff at their open house night. Shown from left are Academic Dean Mary Kane, Wildwood Catholic President Rev. Joseph Wallace, business administrator Carolyn Miller, director of development and academics Kevin Quinn, and athletic director Salvatore Zuccarello.
Wildwood Catholic administrative staff at their open house night. Shown from left are Academic Dean Mary Kane, Wildwood Catholic President Rev. Joseph Wallace, business administrator Carolyn Miller, director of development and academics Kevin Quinn, and athletic director Salvatore Zuccarello.

NORTH WILDWOOD – On Tuesday night, Wildwood Catholic made the case for parents to send their children to Wildwood Catholic High School next year.

The school was threatened with closure in 2010, with the diocese citing low enrolment and high debt. The high school had a peak enrollment of 376 students in 1990, and just 194 students in 2010.

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PRAC helps Spanish speakers get heating assistance

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 13, 2014 04:41 pm

WILDWOOD – Carmen Arocho-Gonzalez from the Puerto Rican Action Committee of Southern New Jersey addressed some 30 families at the Glenwood Avenue School on Monday.

Arocho-Gonzalez spoke primarily in Spanish to the group, but couldn’t help breaking into English once, looking at her colleagues and saying, “Wow!”

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Learning from veterans

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:38 pm

Harry Hudson with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 of Wildwood and an American Legion Rider teaches third grader Sireyana Rivera Springer how to search for names alphabetically on a panel of the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. The third class from Glenwood Avenue Elementary School visits the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall for Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center. 
Harry Hudson with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 of Wildwood and an American Legion Rider teaches third grader Sireyana Rivera Springer how to search for names alphabetically on a panel of the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. The third class from Glenwood Avenue Elementary School visits the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall for Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center. Harry Hudson with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 of Wildwood and an American Legion Rider teaches third grader Sireyana Rivera Springer how to search for names alphabetically on a panel of the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. The third class from Glenwood Avenue Elementary School visits the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall for Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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Upcoming events in Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Dec. 5: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st and Central Avenues, North Wildwood. Christmas tree lighting includes music, cookies and hot chocolate, and Santa. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. (609) 522- 4520 or http://www.herefordlighthouse.org

Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. St. Demetrios Church, 321 St. Demetrios Avenue at Hereford Inlet Seawall, North Wildwood. Commemorative ceremony by North Wildwood VFW Memorial Post 5491 at noon. Free. (609) 729-5832.

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Wildwood sign getting fresh look

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood sign getting fresh look Wildwood sign getting fresh look

After eight years, the iconic Wildwoods sign near the boardwalk at the end of Rio Grande Avenue is getting refurbished after years of salt air corrosion. The original plan was to take the blue background letters off, refinish them, and put them back – and then do the same with the aluminum gray front letters. The Wildwoods Conventional Hall engineering department started taking down the sign pieces and refinishing them on Nov. 3. Windy weather has caused some change in schedule, but the entire sign should be back in place by Monday, Nov. 17 – including the 19-foot high “W”. Shown here is the a photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 11, without the W and with the steel support beams exposed.

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Huge turnout for this year’s Bonfire on the Beach

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 04:12 pm

Huge turnout for this year’s Bonfire on the Beach Huge turnout for this year’s Bonfire on the Beach NORTH WILDWOOD – The Anglesea Irish Society in conjunction with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees sponsored the fifth annual Bonfire on the Beach Saturday evening, Oct. 25, at 1st and Surf Avenues.

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Fall brings “Nature-cize” walks to Two Mile Beach

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 02:37 pm

 Fall brings “Nature-cize” walks to Two Mile Beach Fall brings “Nature-cize” walks to Two Mile Beach WILDWOOD CREST – The public is invited to get healthier by joining the Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge in weekly “Nature-cize” walks, from 2-3 p.m., every Sunday, starting Nov. 16, at the Two Mile Beach Unit of the refuge.

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