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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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Park named for Bill Henfey at Night Out

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:05 pm

Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. NORTH WILDWOOD — Just 11 days before Bill Henfey finished his term as North Wildwood’s mayor, the city finalized its purchase of the 8th Street Field. On Tuesday, City Council honored Henfey’s 20-year career in municipal office by naming the park after him.

“I’m touched,” Henfey told the crowd at National Night Out Tuesday, which was held at the field. “This [the field] is something we much needed for a long time, and I’m honored.”

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Two face drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:55 am

WILDWOOD – Two Wildwood residents were arrested Friday, Aug. 1 on heroin and marijuana distribution charges after police searched a Pacific Avenue residence, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced.

Taylor said the arrests are 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, which was initiated as a result of several tips reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 6,000 calls in June

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – During the month of June, North Wildwood police handled 5,989 calls for service and arrested 214 people, including seven juveniles.

There was one reported robbery, 10 assaults, five burglaries, and 37 thefts. There was also one theft of a motor vehicle reported. Police were able to recover property 44 times.

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North Wildwood police blotter July 14-20

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from July 14 – July 20. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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BeachGlow Music Festival 2014 raises $40,000 for the American Red Cross

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. announced that $40,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross as a result of the Beach Glow Music Festival in Wildwood July 5.

The event had sold out, with 7,000 people in attendance. On Friday, July 25, BeachGlow CEO Dane Kunkel, 19, presented the check to Jane E. Ward, director of donor relations at American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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AARP hosts trip to Surflight Theater

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood AARP is hosting a bus trip to see “A Chorus Line” at the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven Sept. 9.

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In Another Time> Hollywood came to Wildwood in 1948

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 am

in another time Rhonda Fleming. Ruth Warrick. Lizabeth Scott. Charles Coburn. Leo Carrillo.

If you remember those names, then you probably are now receiving monthly checks from the federal government.

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Swirly Twirly opens at Island Mini Golf

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Local officials, members of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, the public and the press attended the grand opening of Island Miniature Golf's newest attraction, Swirly Twirly Frozen Yogurt June 6.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony and the presentation of a proclamation by Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. to owner Stephanie Bennett, those in attendance enjoyed a round of mini golf and some frozen treats at the new Swirly Twirly Frozen Yogurt, which also serves custard and sorbet.

According to Bennett, other additions, like a rock wall and batting cages, could be coming to Island Miniature Golf in the future.

Swirly Twirly is located at 4501 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood.

   

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