• Wildwood Leader

    Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

    WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

    Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

    Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

Were Indians the first year-rounders in the Wildwoods?

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, March 01, 2014 01:00 am

Since the Wildwoods were founded late in the 19th century, there has been debate on whether the Lenni Lenape Indians were ever year-round residents on the island.

There is a consensus that they spent some of their summers fishing, hunting and swimming at the seashore, but some historians maintain that they couldn’t have lived on Five Mile Beach the full year because of an insufficient amount of potable drinking water, even though some of it came from Magnolia Lake, which once stood near New Jersey and Magnolia Avenues are now in Wildwood.

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Crest Memorial's Tina Chila named teacher of the month

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 01, 2014 01:00 am

Media Specialist Tina Chila is shown with a fifth-grade class after being recognized as teacher of the month by Wildwood Acme. Media Specialist Tina Chila is shown with a fifth-grade class after being recognized as teacher of the month by Wildwood Acme.

WILDWOOD CREST –  Tina Chila, media specialist at Crest Memorial School, was named Teacher of the Month by the local Acme Market.

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Local veterans’ groups thank Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 28, 2014 04:26 pm

City officials and local veterans pose together with their awards. City officials and local veterans pose together with their awards.

WILDWOOD – Two local veterans’ groups said thank you to several city of Wildwood officials and departments for their support of veterans during the Feb. 21 meeting of the Michael P. Callahan Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 955. 

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Itswell yoga studio set to open Saturday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, February 28, 2014 01:33 pm

Photo submitted/Kristel Fillmore, 29, is opening Itswell Yoga on New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The grand opening of the studio is Saturday, March 1. Photo submitted/Kristel Fillmore, 29, is opening Itswell Yoga on New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The grand opening of the studio is Saturday, March 1.  NORTH WILDWOOD—Kristel Fillmore says she was always a runner. She preferred half-marathons and running sneakers to yoga mats and greetings of “Namaste.”

That was until she injured her left hip four years ago and had to stop running for eight weeks. Then, she finally tried a yoga class.

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Wildwood carjacking suspect pleads guilty

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 27, 2014 05:52 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Floribert Nava of Wildwood pled guilty Thursday afternoon, Feb. 27 in Cape May County Superior Court to a first-degree carjacking charge as part of a plea agreement. 

Charges of first-degree kidnapping, making terroristic threats, a third-degree crime, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and luring or enticing a child were all dropped as part of the agreement.

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Drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 03:45 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Victor Novoa-Fonseca, 28, of Wildwood has been arrested on charges of drug possession and distribution Feb. 26, - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Steve Long announced.

The arrest is the result of a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Wildwood Police Department.

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New social page planned for The Leader

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 01:00 am

After many years of keeping track of happenings in the Wildwoods, Joyce Gould has decided to end her Five Mile Beat column. We here at the paper will miss it, as we’re sure the readers will as well, but we still want to keep up-to-date on social events on the island.

If you’re having a birthday party, organization meeting, Pinewood Derby race, or just a day at the beach, send us a photo with the names of those involved and the date of the event, and we’ll print as many as we can.

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Wildwood votes to raise ice cream peddling fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 26, 2014 06:57 pm

WILDWOOD— Veterans in Wildwood will be able to sell ice cream on the beaches this summer, but they will have to pay substantially more to do so, after the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday that drastically raised license fees.

Mayor Ernie Troiano and Commissioner Pete Byron voted in the affirmative Wednesday to raise beach peddling license fees to $3,000 for the 15 peddlers, mostly veterans, who hold the licenses. Last year, the beach peddlers paid $511 for a license.

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