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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Seeking ways to support veterans

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

I read the article in The Leader about raising the price for ice cream licenses. I was wondering if anyone was collecting signatures for a petition or doing any kind of fundraising for the Veterans who this impacts? I'm truly appalled by this and wanted to at the very least offer my signature (as well as my family's names) on a petition.

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North Wildwood police announce arrests made Feb. 17 to 23

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 04, 2014 04:28 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Feb. 17 to Feb. 23. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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New ‘Wave Swinger’ to arrive this week at Morey’s Piers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:24 am

Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers/ The original Wave Swinger at Morey's Piers is being replaced for the 2014 season. Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers/ The original Wave Swinger at Morey's Piers is being replaced for the 2014 season.

Fresh take on a classic

WILDWOOD — The classic swing ride on Mariner’s Landing Pier at Morey’s Piers will be retired after 35-plus years in use, and now the new “Wave Swinger,” which will incorporate Wildwood’s history into its design, is set to begin assembly this week.

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PHOTOS: March 3 Snowfall in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 01:30 pm

The Wildwoods saw snow again Monday, March 3. These photos were taken in North Wildwood by Staff Writer Alex Davis. 

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Gyms to be dedicated to two Sisters of St. Joseph

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 02, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD- Notre Dame de la Mer Parish is dedicating two of its gymnasiums to honor two Sisters of St. Joseph who served Wildwood Catholic, Cape Trinity Catholic, and St. Ann’s Regional School.

There will be a ceremony celebrating the designations at noon March 16, where the gym at the Early Education/Pastoral Life Conference Center will be dedicated to Sister Sheila Murphy and the Wildwood Catholic High School Gym will be dedicated to Sister Mary Ellen Ford.

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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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