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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

Wildwood Police plan to pinch Grinch on Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:02 pm

Wildwood Police plan to pinch Grinch on Boardwalk WILDWOOD – Wildwood Police are set to pinch the Grinch and run him out of town when he makes his appearance on the Boardwalk on Saturday, Dec. 13, during the second annual “Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Grinch Walk.”

Members of the Wildwood Police Department will be out in force during the event to make sure the green thief and his dog, Max, are sent packing back to Whoville without toys, hollywho wreaths or roast beasts. 

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Enjoy a Wildwood Christmas – 1904 Style

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 02:58 pm

WILDWOOD – The doors of the historic J. Thompson Baker House, as it is listed on the state and national historic registers, will be opened Friday, Dec. 5 to welcome visitors and show how local residents celebrated Christmas more than a century ago.

The Wildwood Civic Club, owners of the house since 1934, is hosting an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. that will give visitors access to each of the home’s rooms as well as showcasing how an early-20th century home was decorated for the holiday season. 

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In Another Time: South Jersey had close connections to the Plymouth colony

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, November 20, 2014 04:55 pm

As the weather changes and so does the calendar, we are thinking Thanksgiving these days.

In the Wildwoods and the rest of southern Cape May County there is a close connection to the first Thanksgiving at the Plymouth Colony.

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Robbery suspect arrested in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 02:50 pm

wpd WILDWOOD – On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at approximately 8 a.m., the Wildwood Police Department’s uniform and detective divisions responded to the report of a robbery at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 4201 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. During the preliminary investigation the store manager provided a detailed description of the alleged store robber. During the robbery an undisclosed amount of money was taken. 

During the initial investigation members of the uniformed patrol and detective divisions set up a grid search in the immediate vicinity of the robbery, but were unsuccessful in locating the individual responsible for the robbery.

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Police identify victim in fatal North Wildwood fire

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:35 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police have identified the woman who died in a house fire Tuesday, Nov. 18, as Linda Martin. She was 36.

According to a police statement posted online, Thursday, Nov. 20, the county Medical Examiner’s office assisted with the identification of the woman.

Chief Matthew T. Gallagher said in the release that the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 609-552-2030, ext. 1600.

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Wildwood Police getting more bang for the buck

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 20, 2014 05:32 am

wpd New side arms being purchased

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of 100 new .45 caliber Sig Sauer service pistols for Wildwood police officers.

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Students visit county zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Kindergarten students visit Cape May County Zoo Kindergarten students visit Cape May County Zoo

NORTH WILDWOOD – Corinne Clarke and Jean Golden’s kindergarten classes at the Margaret Mace School recently took a field trip to the Cape May County Zoo. “The zoo is such a great local resource and we are fortunate to be able to visit the zoo and learn fun facts about animals,” the teachers said in an email. They offered special thanks to Jen Sawyer for her discussion on the Honey Bee exhibit.

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Students show peer leadership at Margaret Mace School

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Jasmine Badie helps out a few first graders at Margaret Mace School. Jasmine Badie helps out a few first graders at Margaret Mace School.

NORTH WILDWOOD – Eighth graders at Margaret Mace School participated in a peer leadership activity with students in preschool through second grade on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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