• Regional

    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

North Wildwood Council authorizes second sewer rate increase

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 06, 2014 02:46 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood City Council approved an ordinance to raise the fixed sewer rate by $1 per 1,000 gallons of use. 

Ordinance 1661 amended Chapter 360 of the city code to raise the fixed sewer rate from $3 to $4 per 1,000 gallons of metered water consumption. North Wildwood property owners will be billed based on the previous year’s use.

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In Another Time: Political stance cast in verse

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, November 06, 2014 01:02 pm

Just in case you’ve been vacationing on the moon lately, let it be said for the benefit of the uninformed that the annual game of “What’s My Line?” was played here during the past few weeks.  It also is popularly known as politics. Sometimes the winner is the contestant with the best line. It doesn’t always turn out that way, as history has told us, because the best line is not always what the players, in this case the voters, want.

This year the game of politics was played locally in places like Cape May, Lower and Middle Townships. There seemed to be enough candidates to fill  the Cape May Convention Hall, and on top of that was the  higher profile race for Congress between incumbent  Frank LoBiondo and William J. Hughes, Jr. who was seeking to follow his father in the Halls of Congress. Also, was the United States Senate contest which didn’t seem to generate much excitement in Cape May County because when push comes to shove who cares much about Cape May County? North Jersey candidates get the bulk of their votes from the power territories of Essex, Bergen and Middlesex counties.

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WFD presents fire prevention assembly to Glenwood students

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

Fifth grader Daniel Springer correctly answers the $1000 Jeopardy question, “What is P.A.S.S.?” during Glenwood Avenue Elementary School’s fire prevention assembly Friday, Oct. 24, presented by the Wildwood Fire Department. Fifth grader Daniel Springer correctly answers the $1000 Jeopardy question, “What is P.A.S.S.?” during Glenwood Avenue Elementary School’s fire prevention assembly Friday, Oct. 24, presented by the Wildwood Fire Department.

Fifth grader Daniel Springer correctly answers the $1000 Jeopardy question, “What is P.A.S.S.?” during Glenwood Avenue Elementary School’s fire prevention assembly Friday, Oct. 24, presented by the Wildwood Fire Department.John Lynch hosted the contest with the assistance of Firefighter Dan Dunn. PASS is a memory aid for fire extinguishers, suggesting users Pull the pin, Aim the extinguisher, Squeeze or press the handle, and Sweep the spray from side to side until the fire is out.

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Wildwood Crest Recreation announces Trunk or Treat winners

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 05, 2014 08:47 pm

The DelMonte family of Wildwood Crest claimed top honors in the vehicle-decorating contest at the Wildwood Crest Recreation Trunk or Treat family event held Thursday, Oct. 30. Pictured are (from left) Heather DelMonte, Jack DelMonte, Rob DelMonte.
The DelMonte family of Wildwood Crest claimed top honors in the vehicle-decorating contest at the Wildwood Crest Recreation Trunk or Treat family event held Thursday, Oct. 30. Pictured are (from left) Heather DelMonte, Jack DelMonte, Rob DelMonte.  WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department hosted a record crowd at its annual Trunk or Treat Halloween season family event held Thursday evening, Oct. 30, in the parking lot of the Crest Pier Recreation Center.

Adults decorated the backs of their vehicles for Halloween and distributed candy to children dressed in Halloween costumes. The event also included a magic show, pumpkin painting, DJ entertainment and more.

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North Wildwood announces limited access to Bill Henfey Park

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 05, 2014 02:38 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – The City of North Wildwood announced limited access to Bill Henfey Park (8th Street Field) effective at noon, Nov. 3 through March 15, weather permitting. 

The city will be making much needed site improvements at Bill Henfey Park, including but not limited to the construction of a field house with bathrooms, improving the softball field and basketball courts, landscaping improvements, and the installation of playground equipment. The North Wildwood Police Department will be working with contractors to alert the public of any road closures during the construction process.
For questions about this matte, call the North Wildwood Administrative Office at (609) 522-6464.

 

Candidates have no opposition in the Wildwoods

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, November 05, 2014 01:37 pm

In all four municipalities that make up the Wildwoods, there were no contested elections. Candidates were easily elected to positions on City Council and Boards of Education.

In North Wildwood, 1st Ward council candidate David Del Conte received 567 votes for a three-year term, according to unofficial results. There were no write-ins.

In the 2nd Ward, council candidate Kellyann Tolomeo received 381 votes for a three-year term. There were three write-ins.

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A spooky good time (photos)

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:52 pm

A spooky good time A spooky good time First-graders Shiyona Bartee and Samuel Encarnacion Rivera wait in line for ice cream cones carrying the pumpkins they decorated during the Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 31 at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School. Students earned purple tickets for good behavior, which they were able to use like money at the Fall Festival for activities, including to buy and decorate pumpkins, and for food and games.  

photos by Jen Marra

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Master gardener teaches preschoolers about bulbs

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:47 pm

Master gardener teaches preschoolers about bulbs Master gardener teaches preschoolers about bulbs  NORTH WILDWOOD – On Tuesday, Barbara Church, a master gardener and volunteer with the Rutgers University Cooperative Extension, taught preschool classes at Glenwood Elementary School annex about planting flower bulbs and how they grow. 

Church had a selection of bulbs to show the kids, explaining the different parts.

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