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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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A.B.S. Signs lighting up the Wildwoods for 50 years

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 26, 2013 01:52 pm

Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Hentges wants to recreate classic sign

WILDWOOD — Inside the shop at A.B.S. Sign Company on Park Boulevard, a Mack’s Pizza sign is missing all its letters. Across the room, a giant red sign from the top of the Matador Motel has just received a fresh coat of red paint, while a designer draws up a sketch of a new sign for a nail salon in Rio Grande on his computer.

Chances are, most of those neon doo-wop-style signs in Wildwood, as well as some more modern ones, have been created at A.B.S. Sign Company, which has been in business since 1964. In 2014, the company will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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North Wildwood man found with handgun after disturbance

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 25, 2013 12:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Police have charged a 33-year-old North Wildwood man with weapons offenses after they allegedly found a .38 caliber handgun and BB gun on him Nov. 23.

Police responded to a disturbance call at 12:26 p.m. on the 100 east block of 19th Ave, where Officer Christopher Lear saw Mike Hewitt walking west down the street, away from the residence where the disturbance occurred.

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‘Thanksgivikkuh’ is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, November 24, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—For the first time since 1888, American Jews will be lighting menorahs the same night they carve Thanksgiving turkeys.

According to Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz of Wildwood’s Beth Judah Temple, the two holidays fit perfectly together.

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North Wildwood woman sentenced in heroin death

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 01:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 26-year-old North Wildwood woman was found liable for the death of a man in July 2012, whom she had shot up with heroin, the prosecutor’s office announced.

Alina Walton was charged with strict liability in a drug-induced death, and was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, Nov. 22.  Judge Patricia Wild also decided that Walton must serve a minimum 85 percent of the sentence.

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Wildwood, North Wildwood to share tax assessor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 11:45 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—City Council appointed Jason Hesley to be North Wildwood’s tax assessor until the end of 2013 Tuesday.

Hesley is currently the tax assessor in Wildwood, and the two cities will share his services. 

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Wildwood wants property owners to sign up for emergency notifications

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 08:43 am

WILDWOOD – The city has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its Code Red high-speed notification system.

The Code Red system will provide city officials with the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas within Wildwood or the entire city, city officials said in a release.

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Wildwood celebrates national award for high school

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, November 21, 2013 03:30 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Ernie Troiano shakes the hand of Superintendent Dennis Armstrong and Principal Chris Armstrong during the celebration. He also gave the school an official proclamation for the award. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Ernie Troiano shakes the hand of Superintendent Dennis Armstrong and Principal Chris Armstrong during the celebration. He also gave the school an official proclamation for the award. WILDWOOD—The auditorium at Wildwood High was filled with Warrior pride Thursday, Nov. 21 when the school celebrated its recent designation as a National Blue Ribbon School.

“Each and every member of our Wildwood family has played a role in this award,” school superintendent Dennis Anderson said during the ceremony. “You have all proven the nay-sayers wrong.”

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Cole Porter and comedy at WCHS with 'Anything Goes'

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:52 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — The last time Wildwood Catholic High School put on the musical “Anything Goes” was 1972, and director Lisa DiBruno played leading lady Hope Harcourt.

Now, the school’s production of “Anything Goes” will kick off this weekend, opening 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, with additional shows 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 and an alumni show 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.  Admission is $12.

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