• 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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In December, 1941, Wildwood adjusts to war

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 14, 2013 01:00 am

Despite the grim warnings that came from the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the people of the Wildwoods moved ahead with mixed emotions to observe their nation’s first wartime Christmas since 1917.

“Wildwood is in the holiday spirit with the official turning on of the lights at Pacific Avenue,” said one announcement, the event apparently not affected by the mandated dim-out and then blackout of the  boardwalk lights two blocks away.

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Local kids compete in Elks Hoop Shoot

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 08, 2013 01:00 am

 NORTH WILDWOOD—The Elks National Hoop Shoot competition was held Nov. 9 in North Wildwood, and students from six Cape May County elementary schools competed against one another for the chance to move on to the next level of the competition.

In the 8-9 age group, Emily Little and William Murphy will advance to the south district level of the competition Dec. 14. Marianna Papazoglou and Robert Little will represent in the 10-11 age group. In the 12-13 age group, Maddie McCracken and Brian Furey will move forward.

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In Another Time > 72 years later, Wildwoods remember Pearl Harbor

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 07, 2013 08:29 am

When the calendar turned to December in 1941, bombs fell in Europe and anxious Americans were caught between cautious optimism and somber pessimism over whether war would come to their shores.

Charles Lindbergh, who in the peacetime of May 1927 made aviation history by becoming the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, was in 1941 the spokesman for an isolationist organization called the “America First Committee” whose goal was to keep the United States out of war. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, today judged one of the great presidents in the nation’s history, promised mothers and fathers in a campaign speech in Boston that he would not send any of their sons to fight a war in a foreign nation.

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Crest votes to expand bike path

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 05:03 pm

 WILDWOOD CREST—Crest commissioners unanimously approved a $350,000 improvement to the borough’s bike path on Nov. 25.

The borough plans to widen the bike path by four feet, extending almost its entire length.

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Meeting minutes were insufficient

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Written by Opinion Thursday, December 05, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

In response to a recent Open Public Records Act request, I received redacted minutes from the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners Nov. 18 nonpublic (i.e. executive or closed session). 

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PHOTOS: Wildwood prepares for the holidays

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, December 04, 2013 04:17 pm

Emma Messer, 7, of Wildwood Crest helps her father, Tom Messer, set up the inflatable decorations.

Emma Messer, 7, of Wildwood Crest helps her father, Tom Messer, set up the inflatable decorations.

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Wildwood budgets for 1999 worker’s comp claim

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 01:00 am

 WILDWOOD—The city increased the amount paid for a 1999 worker’s compensation claim to $423,000 during the Nov. 27 Board of Commissioners meeting.

During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners added a resolution to the agenda that increased the amount paid to Qual-Lynx to a total of $423,000.

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Boardwalk amusements offer holiday deals on tickets, season passes

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 30, 2013 02:00 am

 WILDWOOD — Morey’s Piers is offering savings of up to $190 for a season of ride and admission passes during the company’s annual holiday sale Dec. 2-Jan. 3.

Season passes for 2014 are available for $260 and include one ride wristband per day for use on all three piers, and one, three-hour session per day at one of Morey’s Piers’ two waterparks: Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Raging Waters Waterpark. The company said the retail value is $450.

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