• 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

Crest seeks public support for music grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest has applied to receive a grant of $25,000 from Levitt Pavilions to support its annual Free Summer Music Series.

Wildwood Crest is one of several communities across the country in the running for the grant. Online public voting determines the 20 finalists for a grant, with Levitt Pavilions selecting the 10 winning grant recipients.

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Wildwood ordinance working to control ‘animal houses’

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 26, 2014 05:05 am

WILDWOOD - Code inspector John Davis said the city’s animal house ordinance has been working as intended.

The ordinance was designed to make owners of rental properties more accountable and to help eliminate problems related to overcrowding and underage drinking.

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Crest Memorial Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. The Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the school auditorium.

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Hereford Inlet Lighthouse renovation was a Catanoso project

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:55 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Steve Murray, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, said former Mayor Anthony Catanoso and his wife Phyllis had the goal of trying to preserve the lighthouse two years before it was closed.

Their efforts predate Murray’s career with the North Wildwood Parks Department. He said Catanoso always gave the credit to Phyllis for saving the lighthouse, but he believes they were equal partners. 

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Former mayor, freeholder Catanoso dies at 97

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:44 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Former North Wildwood mayor and county freeholder Anthony “Tony” Catanoso died Nov. 21, leaving a long legacy of service as an elected official.

Catanoso was 12 when his parents moved the family to North Wildwood in 1928. According to his wife of 66 years, Phyllis, her husband’s father opened the first Italian grocery store in North Wildwood, perhaps the first in Cape May County. All nine of the Catanoso siblings worked there, she said.

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NWW authorizes sale of surplus property

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 06:43 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – City Council authorized the sale of a number of items on GovDeals.com, an online auction site, including generators, engine cleaners, and start-up battery chargers.

Ron Simone, administrative assistant with the city of North Wildwood, said North Wildwood has been able to sell surplus items to buyers all over the country and outside the U.S.

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Grant to help Wildwood with boardwalk ramp work

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:33 pm

WILDWOOD – The city of Wildwood is the recipient of a $400,000 grant that is earmarked to reconstruct ramps to the boardwalk and bring them into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

State officials announced Nov. 21 that the city is one of 19 municipalities throughout the state benefiting from the $5.9 million Small Cities Block Grants. According to state officials, the 22 grants will benefit approximately 25,000 people across the state, including senior citizens and people with disabilities.

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Wildwood site of missing children response training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:16 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced upcoming training for law enforcement being conducted by the non-profit National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). 

The training, Missing Children Dynamics and Response (MCDR) is a one-day seminar. NCMEC describes this seminar as being designed to provide “critical information to law enforcement agencies who will respond to a missing or sexually exploited child report and whose department members’ knowledge, skill, and ability may make the difference between recovery and a protracted investigation.” This training will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Wildwood Convention Center.

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