• 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…

  • 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.

  • 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

In Another Time: No Shirley Temple, but lots of boardwalk fun in 1940

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:00 am

in another time - history of The Wildwoods The Wildwood boardwalk was a happy place, happier than usual, on July 17, 1940  even though young film star Shirley Temple failed to make an announced appearance  to mingle with 500 disabled kids in a big Elks Club party at the seashore.

The war in Europe was just beginning then and few on the crowded boardwalk had more than a passing interest in what was happening in countries like Poland and  France and Germany. It would all be over soon, they thought, and happier times would prevail in the USA  after the devastating depression of the 1930s.

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North Wildwood police blotter Nov. 10 Nov. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:00 am

nwpd NORTH WILDWOOD — The following is an arrest and charge summary for the North Wildwood Police Department from Nov. 10 Nov. 23. In the same time, there were six arrests on warrants reported, and once instance of a 20-year-old in possession of alcohol underage. 

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Fugitive from justice arrested

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – On Sunday, Nov. 30, at approximately 11:44 p.m., North Wildwood Police Sgt. Brian Harkins conducted a traffic stop on the 2500 block of Surf Avenue. The driver, Jeffrey Nelson, appeared to be operating his vehicle while intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that Nelson was wanted out of Delaware for a theft related charge, according to information from police.

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Burglary, theft suspect sought in North Wildwood.

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 01:18 pm

Burglary, theft suspect sought in North Wildwood. NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department is attempting to identify a suspect from a burglary of a motor vehicle that occurred in the area of 1st and New Jersey avenues on Oct. 11. The suspect, pictured here, is a white male with black/dark brown hair, approximately 25-35 years old with a beard and wearing a cap. 

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Crest commissioners say no news on dune project

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:33 am

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners said there is nothing new to report on the 16-foot dune planned for the entire Five-Mile Island.

The question was raised by a member of the public at the Nov. 24 commissioners meeting. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided the borough with details of a $104 million plan to construct a 16-foot high dune from North Wildwood to the Lower Township section of the beach, known as Diamond Beach.

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Wildwoods No. 1 Destination on the Rise in the United States

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:22 am

THE WILDWOODS – The Wildwoods have been named the overall U.S. winner in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards for 2015.

The awards highlight 52 spots around the world that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community, year-over-year. Among the 10 destinations located in the United States, the Wildwoods was ranked number one.

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Two arrested in burglary, theft in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 10:27 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department Detective Division concluded a three month investigation in relation to a burglary of a residence that was under construction on the 200 block E. 1st Avenue that occurred on Aug. 14. Over the course of the investigation, it was learned that Brett Delaney and Raymond Mathews-Baylock allegedly stole tools from the residence.

Delaney, 39, residing in North Wildwood, was charged with burglary, theft and fencing. Delaney was already lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center on other charges. 

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Wildwood Super Fresh donates, NWPD distributes Thanksgiving food to local families

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:59 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department received Thanksgiving food donations from the North Wildwood Super Fresh, 2400 Delaware Ave., and distributed them to 14 local families. The donations contained turkeys, pies, vegetables and all the necessities to complete the holiday meal. The North Wildwood Police Department would like to thank Super Fresh and its customers for taking part in this worthy initiative during this holiday season.

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