• Holiday

    Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.

    Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police,  she knew the victim.

  • Cape May Gazette

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

    Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

  • Wildwood Leader

    The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
WILDWOOD – He’s green and mean with a mile-long rap sheet. But in Wildwood, the Grinch was given a one-way ticket back to Whoville – courtesy of the Wildwood police department.

    Sponsored by the Wildwood police department, the Dec. 13 Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk offered athletes a chance to make their…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

    Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

    It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

  • Sports

    When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

Wildwood Leader

Students visit county zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Kindergarten students visit Cape May County Zoo Kindergarten students visit Cape May County Zoo

NORTH WILDWOOD – Corinne Clarke and Jean Golden’s kindergarten classes at the Margaret Mace School recently took a field trip to the Cape May County Zoo. “The zoo is such a great local resource and we are fortunate to be able to visit the zoo and learn fun facts about animals,” the teachers said in an email. They offered special thanks to Jen Sawyer for her discussion on the Honey Bee exhibit.

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Students show peer leadership at Margaret Mace School

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Jasmine Badie helps out a few first graders at Margaret Mace School. Jasmine Badie helps out a few first graders at Margaret Mace School.

NORTH WILDWOOD – Eighth graders at Margaret Mace School participated in a peer leadership activity with students in preschool through second grade on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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Should summer workers be allowed longer stays in some hotels?

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 19, 2014 02:55 pm

WILDWOOD – Commissioner Pete Byron suggested that Wildwood should make it easier for summer workers to rent rooms for the summer.

At the most recent commissioners meeting on Nov. 12, he said he thought allowing some workers to stay longer in certain hotels might help landlords of seasonal housing stay in compliance with the law.

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One person dead in North Wildwood house fire

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:41 pm

North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. Clifford North WIldwood house fire 17th St NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

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Glenwood assembly goes to the dogs

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

Joseph Nicholas of Joe Nick K-9 Training in Vineland sits down and talks with the students about safety from strangers during a Pawsitive Protection assembly Friday, Nov. 14, at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School in the multipurpose room. Nicholas is a former K-9 officer and is a master trainer with certifications in search and rescue, arson, explosive, narcotics, patrol work, cadaver, tracking and bed bugs.   Joseph Nicholas of Joe Nick K-9 Training in Vineland sits down and talks with the students about safety from strangers during a Pawsitive Protection assembly Friday, Nov. 14, at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School in the multipurpose room. Nicholas is a former K-9 officer and is a master trainer with certifications in search and rescue, arson, explosive, narcotics, patrol work, cadaver, tracking and bed bugs. WILDWOOD – An assembly at the Glenwood Avenue School went to the dogs – or perhaps the other way around, as Joe Nicholas brought his Joe Nick K-9s to the school, Nov. 14.

Organized by fifth grade teacher Betsy Heraux and Sue Shomo, president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, and Joe Nick K-9 Training. Nicholas is promoting the idea of having trained dogs in schools, but he first delivered a safety message to the kids.

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Council OKs Henfey park funding agreement

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – City Council authorized three documents related to the dedication of Bill Henfey Park as open space.

Council unanimously passed Ordinance 1662 authorizing the sale of 8th Street Field, which was renamed Bill Henfey Park in August. The city purchased the park from the Diocese of Camden $2.9 million.

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Broadway performance at Catholic

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Catholic High School - 2014 - South Pacific Wildwood Catholic High School - 2014 - South Pacific

Students of Wildwood Catholic High School hold a dress rehearsal Wednesday, Nov. 12, for their upcoming performance of Rodger's and Hammerstein's 1949 Broadway musical South Pacific in the school's auditorium. The performance is being directed by Lisa DiBruno with Andrew Hinke and Rick DiBruno playing piano and drums. The cast and crew of the musical are; Fred Spiewak as Emile DeBecque, Stella and Nola Quinn as Claire and Louise DeBecque, Aly Lipski as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Julianna Roche as Bloody Mary, Anders Marius as Luther Billis, Alex Horwell as Lt. Cable, Justin Feraco as Stewpot, Hayden Garrabrant as Professor, Micah Rucci as Capt. Harbison, Kevin Laffey as Capt. George Brackett, Emily Flud as assistant to Bloody Mary, Mary Kate Monichetti as lead nurse, Mia Capozzoli as Liat, Jonathan Feraco as the radio operator, and Kelsey Osborne as Henrietta. The sailors, nurses and island dancers include Chris Roche, Shannon Birdsall, Alex Horwell, Xin Dai, Hennessey Barry, Alyssa Francesco, Matt Capozzoli, Amanda Rossi, Shannon Birdsell, Victoria Kanya, Melanie Sheehan, Grace Rogers, Natalie Montgomery, Caroline Inderwies, Maggie Peters, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Skyla Lamonica, Stephanie Black, and Nicole Kanya. The stage crew includes Tara McBride, Maegan Sharkey, Julia Jett, Gigi Palermo, Becky Andress, Andrew Long, Kevin McWade, Ryan Founds, Zach Frame, Mitchell Garrabrant, Greg Carroll, and Rich Bischoff, Mary Walsh and students of the art club helped create the scenery.

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Fugdy Wudgy Man dies at 76

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 18, 2014 03:49 pm

Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy Markee Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy Markee NORTH 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.

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