• Regional

    Tuesday, Nov. 25

    OCEAN CITY - The John Walter Cape Community Band presents a free Christmas concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Howard Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. The band is composed of 25-30 musicians, ranging in age from 15 to 84. They play a variety of styles including marches, Broadway show tunes, classical, pops and jazz. For more information, contact Karen at 609-399-2434, ext. 5238.

    Thursday, Nov. 27

    OCEAN CITY - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at…

  • 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…

  • 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

New animal control provider in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 03:13 pm

WILDWOOD—The city has switched to a new animal control provider, Shore Animal Control Services, after commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the contract Jan. 8.

Administrator Chris Fox said that the city switched to Shore Animal Control because there had been talk that animal control would be handled county-wide, but that solution fell through.

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Wildwood High to get new roof

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:11 pm

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood school board voted Jan. 8 to finance a new roof for the high school, a $2.1 million project.

Earlier this year, the school received a grant from the state for 40 percent of the project. The board is budgeting to finance the remainder of the project as a lease purchase over the next five years.

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Wildwood man charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:30 pm

WILDWOOD—A 23-year-old Wildwood man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering a child after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with two underage girls, police announced.

Gabriel Allende-Dominguez was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon and is an unemployed construction laborer in the city, police said. 

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Fire company turns to PR firm to bolster membership

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:59 am

WILDWOOD—Wildwood’s Volunteer fire company No. 1 is in desperate need of more members, and now the company is trying a unique way to reach them.

The fire company has enlisted the help of a Pennsylvania-based public relations firm, Communication Solutions, to build the company a website and recruit new volunteers.

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Freezing for a cause in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 15, 2014 02:50 pm

Photo by Jen Marra/Plungers run into the ocean on Wildwood’s beach during the Polar Bear Plunge last year. Photo by Jen Marra/Plungers run into the ocean on Wildwood’s beach during the Polar Bear Plunge last year.

Wildwood's Polar Bear Plunge is this Saturday

WILDWOOD – This weekend, some will brave the icy waters off Wildwood’s beach for a good cause.

The Special Olympics New Jersey returns to Wildwood with an icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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Electronic concert considered for Wildwood beach this summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:08 am

WILDWOOD—Glow sticks, electronica, and upward of 5,000 people may fill Wildwood’s beach on July 5, 2014, the proposed date of an electronic dance festival in the city.

BeachGlow, a non-profit concert provider that presents electronic music festivals and donates proceeds to a selected charity, has scheduled an event on Wildwood’s beach for Saturday, July 5. That July 4 weekend is easily one of the busiest on Five Mile Island.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 3,500 calls in December

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 14, 2014 01:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—During the month of December, North Wildwood police handled 3,452 calls for service and made 72 arrests, the department announced. 

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Portions of Crest bike path to close due to expansion

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:55 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Various sections of the beachfront portion of Wildwood Crest’s bike path will close from approximately Monday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Feb. 28, the borough has announced.

The closures are necessary for construction work that includes a four-foot expansion of the existing bike path, the borough said. The expansion will make for added safety, and there will also be complete replacement of the existing path behind Centennial Park between Palm and Forget-Me-Not roads.

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