• 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

Surf dog owner says pups need a place on Wildwood's beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Photos by Christie Rotondo/Ariella, Wildwood’s own surfing dog, rides a wave in. Photos by Christie Rotondo/Ariella, Wildwood’s own surfing dog, rides a wave in. WILDWOOD – Despite dense fog, wind and mist, Ariella made sure she got all four paws up on her 8-foot foam board in the Bennett Avenue surf.

A Staffordshire terrier and English pointer mix, Ariella has added surfing to her resume  in addition to her status as a champion trick dog and an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen.

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Cape Trinity students take the stage

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:00 pm

Members of the ensemble sing. Members of the ensemble sing. NORTH WILDWOOD – Cape Trinity Catholic recently performed three showings of “Dear Edwina” to packed houses. Students in the fourth through eighth grades auditioned for the play in late winter and rehearsed for eight weeks.

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In Another Time> Wildwood followed Coney Island, Atlantic City into amusement industry

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, May 09, 2014 11:00 pm

When the Baker brothers founded the southern section of FiveMileBeach in the late 1800s, it is doubtful that they had amusement rides in mind as a major part of their venture. Their main selling point seemed to be the ocean and the fresh air that they said contributed to one’s good health.

Soon, though, they and others got into the act when they saw what was happening elsewhere in venues as Chicago, Coney Island and Atlantic City.  Entrepreneurs were establishing amusement ride sites and they seemed to be successful.  So why not in the Wildwoods?

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BeachGlow announces winners of DJ contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 09, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD– BeachGlow has announced the winners of its nationwide contest to fill three main stage performance sets in its 12-set lineup at BeachGlow Music Festival 2014, in Wildwood.

Based on talent, originality, and stage presence, DJ acts Almond, Grant & Duval, and HardPartBros received 967 submissions in the contest sponsored by ReverbNation, an online music industry promotions service. The three winning acts will join headliner Dvbbs, the chart-topping EDM duo from Canada, and 11 other acts on Wildwood’s beach for the festival on Saturday, July 5.

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Coffee shop to open at The Grand

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The grand opening of The Coffee House and The Grand Scoop at the Grand will be 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 22.

The event will take place at The Coffee House at the Grand located in the base of The Grand Condominiums at 9601 Atlantic Ave. Parking is located on the north side of the building.

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Gas leak causes fire at Park Boulevard construction site

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:30 am

WILDWOOD—A natural gas leak in the construction area on Park Boulevard sparked a fire on the 2800 block around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, the fire department announced.

Firefighters said that workers, who had been preparing to pave the road, accidently struck a gas line, which then ignited. There were no injuries.

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North Wildwood police announce arrests made April 21-27

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 10:49 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from April 21-27. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood High beats a new path to Oz

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 08, 2014 09:22 am

Jen Marra/ Junior Siena Perez plays Dorothy in Wildwood High's upcoming production of Jen Marra/ Junior Siena Perez plays Dorothy in Wildwood High's upcoming production of The familiar Yellow Brick Road will be there, but musical will feature new tunes

WILDWOOD — When junior Alex Helm takes the stage at Wildwood High as the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz,” she won’t be singing the classic “If I Only Had a Brain” made famous by the 1939 film.

Instead, she’ll perform the Reggae-fusion song “Say Hey” by Michael Franti & Spearhead, which was released in 2009.

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