• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners is again seeking proposals for a bar and concerts on the city’s beach, this time for the summer of 2015.

    Wildwood commissioners voted Wednesday night to advertise for proposals for both items, which they have long hoped would bring the city additional revenue.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Some common sense tips for parents on Halloween

    Many of the rules and traditions my husband and I follow in our house are inherited from our parents, and our rules about Halloween candy certainly follow that pattern.

    When I was a kid I darted from house to house, filling my pillowcase with candy to see how much loot I could collect in the allotted trick-or-treat time. But even amid all of the excitement, I always knew not to eat anything until my…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest police sergeant and retired county sheriff’s corporal rescued a local man from his burning Aster Road home Saturday morning, police announced.

    Charles Meyers, 63, of Wildwood Crest is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

    The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

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Wildwoods picks up first accolade of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:51 am

WILDWOOD—The Wildwoods have netted their first honor just 10 days into the New Year, as Morey’s Piers has been named among the Top 10 Piers in America by Coastal Living. 

“Nearby Atlantic City invented the ocean amusement pier in 1882. The Morey family has perfected it,” the magazine said on its website. “From these three piers sprout thrill rides (including seven roller coasters) and all sorts of other diversions. There's even a pair of beachfront water parks.”

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New members sworn in to Wildwood school board

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, January 13, 2014 05:11 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Frank Carrasaco and Josephine Sharpe are sworn in. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Frank Carrasaco and Josephine Sharpe are sworn in. WILDWOOD—The Wildwood school board welcomed two new members, Josephine Sharpe and Frank Carrasco, during its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 8.

Sharpe and Carrasco won the seats in the November election, when they ran as a team against incumbent school board member Lynn Quinlan and Mary Ann Giblin, in her first attempt running for office.

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In Another Time > Wildwood got started during hard economic times

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, January 11, 2014 11:00 am

The founding, development and survival of much of the Wildwoods are a tribute to the three Baker brothers whose foresight and perseverance made it all happen, despite one of the worst financial crises in American history.

Historians have called it The Panic of 1893. Today we would call it a recession or, even worse, a depression. It was so bad then that panicky people were lined up outside their banks to recover the money they had invested. The problem was the banks had no money to give back.

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Five Mile Beat: Crest Memorial presents Geppetto’s story

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Written by Joyce Gould Saturday, January 11, 2014 08:00 am

 The show’s finale. The show’s finale.  Wildwood Crest Memorial School presented Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” in December and it was a smashing success. The play was directed by Marilyn Glenn and Alyssa Gannon, as always.

“My Son Pinocchio” is the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet who is given life in the toy workshop. The students presented the junior version of the play. Pinocchio is played by Alexa Lord, and Geppetto is played by Alan Rendzak. Both give wonderful performances. The story tackles what it means to be the “perfect child,” and what it means to be a “real father.”

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Wildwood police handle almost 5,000 calls in December

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 11, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD –Police handled 4,934 calls during the month of December and made 78 arrests, the department announced.

Among those arrested were 77 arrests and one juvenile, police said.

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North Wildwood police arrest summary Dec. 30 to Jan. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 10, 2014 02:34 pm

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NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Will Morey passes on amusement association chairmanship

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 10, 2014 11:00 am

Will Morey passes the gavel to IAAPA’s incoming chairman Mario Mamon, chairman and president of Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines. Will Morey passes the gavel to IAAPA’s incoming chairman Mario Mamon, chairman and president of Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines.

WILDWOOD—Will Morey passed on the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) chairmanship gavel to Mario Mamon, (chairman and president of Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines) during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 in Orlando.

More than 25 team members from Morey’s Piers attended the expo, which was held Nov. 18 through 22. The company said they were able to gather information on the newest amusement park trends and technologies, as well as get a first look at new products to keep the company competitive in the industry. 

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Young writers recognized at Crest Memorial

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 10, 2014 01:00 am

Elementary school writers honored at the Crest Memorial December Principal’s Corner. Elementary school writers honored at the Crest Memorial December Principal’s Corner.

WILDWOOD CREST – Crest Memorial School students who produced outstanding compositions in November and December were recently honored at the school and rewarded with a pizza lunch. Their work is also displayed on the school principal’s bulletin board.

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