• Middle Township Gazette

    NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.

    Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police,  she knew the victim.

  • Cape May Gazette

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

    Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

  • Wildwood Leader

    The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
WILDWOOD – He’s green and mean with a mile-long rap sheet. But in Wildwood, the Grinch was given a one-way ticket back to Whoville – courtesy of the Wildwood police department.

    Sponsored by the Wildwood police department, the Dec. 13 Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk offered athletes a chance to make their…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

    Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

    It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

  • Holiday

    Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Sports

    When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

Wildwood Leader

Pearl Harbor Day remembered in North Wildwood

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 10, 2014 03:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941 and North Wildwood held their 23rd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, at Hereford Inlet.

Post Commander Joe Orlando said Sunday was the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II. He said the ceremony, held outside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, is always held at noon.

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First Baptist, Crest Community serve hot meals weekly

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:46 pm

WILDWOOD — Two local churches, the First Baptist Church of Wildwood and the Crest Community Church, are dedicated to providing a hot meal once a week to members of their community. About 50 people per week are taking advantage of a hot lunch offered at the First Baptist Church’s free community meal program.

Michael Holmes of the Crest Community Church said they fed 383 people on Thanksgiving Day.

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Upcoming events in Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Dec. 12 to Dec. 13: Family Holiday Celebration. Continue a family tradition with an exciting holiday celebration filled with fun for the entire family. Attend the Jaycees Christmas Parade on Friday night at 6:30 p.m., followed by a tree lighting ceremony and parade awards ceremony at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. Bring the family inside the Wildwoods Convention Center lobby on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free admission to holiday-themed crafters, photos with Santa, entertainment and much more. For more information call (609) 729-9000 or visit WildwoodHoliday.com for a detailed list of entertainment.

Dec. 12: Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade. Watch a festive line-up of floats, fire trucks and other creatively decorated vehicles parade down the streets of the Wildwoods accompanied by Santa himself! Registration begins at 4 p.m. at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central avenues); line-up begins at 5 p.m.; parade steps off at 6 p.m. at 15th and Central avenues, then continues South on Pacific Avenue through Wildwood to Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, then ends at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Parade awards will be presented in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 p.m., immediately following the 7:15 p.m. tree lighting ceremony. Trophies will be awarded in these categories: Commercial, Community Service, Marching Bands, and Public Service. (Rain date for parade is Sunday, Dec. 14 with registration at 3 p.m., lineup at 4 p.m., and parade steps off at 5 p.m. If weather is uncertain, listen to 98.7 The Coast.) 609.729.5501 or WildwoodHoliday.com.

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Nor’easter has little affect on Wildwoods

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:46 pm

Flooding on Rio Grande Avenue Flooding on Rio Grande Avenue THE WILDWOODS – Tuesday’s nor’easter that threatened heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding for the most part bypassed the Wildwoods and South Jersey.

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Man tries to hide under bus seat, charged with possession of pills, heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 02:16 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – A North Cape May man was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, after North Wildwood police found him trying to hide under a bus seat, Monday, Dec. 8, officials said.

Thomas Sexton, 27, was trying to conceal several pills that were scattered on the seat, police said. A further search by officers revealed that Sexton also had heroin, police said.

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Relay For Life coming to Lower

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 07, 2014 01:55 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - For the first time, Lower Township will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on May 30 through May 31 at Lower Cape May Regional High School, Councilman Tom Conrad announced during a recent council meeting. 

Buffi Hinker-Miller, who is the event leader, said the event is really about community and is why it was so important for Lower Township to be able to have their own local relay. 

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Open house to allow review of new FEMA flood maps

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:49 pm

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to attend an open house that will allow representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State of New Jersey, Cape May County as well as other officials to answer questions regarding flood risks and updates on updated flood maps.

During the open house, FEMA will present the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and data for Cape May County, including Wildwood. Representatives will also show differences between the new and old maps as well as provide an overview of the appeals process and map adoption process.

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Crest commission sets new fees for Von Savage pool

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:32 am

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners passed Ordinance 1199 setting a new fee scale for the Von Savage Memorial Pool. 

General admission to the pool will be adults $5, child and seniors $4. Premium membership, which includes early morning swims, will be $75 in addition to the regular membership price.

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