• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Regional

    Nov. 21-23

    CAPE MAY - Holiday Preview Weekend and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate, Washington Avenue, Cape May, with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the Tree-Lighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Call 609-884-5404 or see

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood Commission meeting notes, edition of Oct. 29

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:57 am

No vote on redevelopment zone

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Board of Commissioners took steps to amend the city’s curfew ordinance and bought three vehicles, but took no action on a proposal to name the beach and boardwalk a redevelopment zone when it met 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at City Hall.

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Charges filed after extensive damages to Crest home

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 02:08 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Moorestown man was charged with burglary and criminal mischief after police say he caused $5,000 in damage in Wildwood Crest home.

Anthony Valenti, 45, was arrested and charged after he turned himself in to Wildwood Crest Police Oct. 21.

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Man breaks into apartment, tries to punch woman

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 02:04 pm

WILDWOOD CREST— A Wildwood Crest man faces burglary and harassment charges after he allegedly broke into a Primrose Road apartment 3 a.m. Saturday morning, police said.

Jason Tomlin, 39, was charged after the couple who lives in the apartment identified him.

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Wildwood again seeks beach bar bids

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, October 27, 2014 01:55 pm

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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Local law enforcement rescue Crest man from fire

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 09:27 am

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.

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Wildwood News Notes, Oct. 22 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:00 pm

Wildwood pairs with ELPH bands to reunite lost kids

WILDWOOD — According to city officials, Wildwood has become the first municipality at the southern New Jersey shore area to team up with ELPH, a company that provides wristbands to help reunite families.

Read more: Wildwood News Notes, Oct. 22 edition

   

Plans to use school as emergency shelter on hold

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

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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In Another Time> Wildwood took to vaudeville early in the last century

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

The word was unusual and when it first emerged, some people thought that “vaudeville” was the name of a town like Lambertville or Rockville or Smithville. In Wildwood, which became an official borough in 1895, it started appearing in the early 1900s on the Boardwalk as Nixon’s Vaudeville House and people soon were aware that they weren’t referring to some new town along the ocean somewhere.

Vaudeville actually had been around for a while when Wildwood caught up with it. Historians put its gestation in America in the 1870s and 1880s, after it was conceived by saloon and variety hall shows. Before the Civil War audiences could find their entertainment by brushing up on their Shakespeare, watching acrobats standing on each other’s strong shoulders or dogs leaping through rings of fire.

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