• Middle Township Gazette

    Mosquito Control Department helicopter crashes in Cape May Court House.Pilot identified as Dan Konecny

    A helicopter made a forced landing in a field at School House Lane and Boyd Street in Cape May Court House at about 10:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The helicopter belongs to the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control.

    [See updated story]

  • Wildwood Leader

    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

  • Wildwood Leader

    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

  • Wildwood Leader

    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

Wildwood Leader

Crest recreation hosts programs through October

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST - The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department is offering a number of programs and events throughout October.

Its fall dance and gymnastics program for children in grades pre-K through six will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning Oct. 8. The program is designed to teach the fundamentals of dance and gymnastics routines.

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Local boardwalk seared by flames over its history

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Sunday, September 29, 2013 08:26 am

The fire that devastated the Seaside Park boardwalk two weeks ago, and the 136th annual New Jersey firemen’s convention that was held at the same time in Wildwood provided convincing evidence once more that all has not been fun and games at the seashore.

The history of fires on Five Mile Beach dates back to the days when Holly Beach preceded Wildwood as a community. Even today, long after Holly Beach merged with Wildwood in 1912, there is a reminder of the past with the continuation of the Holly Beach fire company that began in that one–time borough’s infancy. Perhaps symbolically its fire house exists today across the street from the Wildwood City Hall.

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Watch out for students back at school

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 29, 2013 07:55 am

WILDWOOD — City officials are asking for extra caution now that children are heading to and from school.

While some of the city’s youngest students are bused to the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School Annex, most students walk, bike or skateboard to class each day. Because of that, school and city officials say now is the time for drivers to be even more careful.

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Refuge beach reopens Oct. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am

Refuge beach reopens Oct. 5 / photo J. Clifford  DIAMOND BEACH — The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the reopening of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge Beach near Wildwood Crest on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The half-mile section of refuge beach is closed to visitors each year from May 1 until Oct. 1 to provide a safe haven for nesting, feeding and migrating shorebirds.

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Aqua Yoga, Aqua Zumba now offered at Von Savage Pool

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 28, 2013 05:48 am

WILDWOOD CREST – The borough’s recreation department has announced the addition of two new water-based fitness classes at the Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool.

The Von Savage Pool will host Aqua Yoga classes on Mondays at 7:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 30. Under the direction of certified Aqua Yoga instructor Karen Manette Bosna, this class will feature traditional aspects of yoga in water. Organizers say this offers support to joints as well as strength-building resistance training.

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Wildwood looks to grant to fund beach bike path

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 am

WILDWOOD—The city is looking to secure a $500,000 grant to make the beach bike path a reality.

In a release sent this week, officials cited “significant transportation challenges” as one of the main reasons why a beach bike path was necessary.

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Bishop Sullivan celebrant at WCHS opening liturgy

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am

  Bishop Dennis Sullivan shakes hands with a student at Wildwood Catholic during the mass. Bishop Dennis Sullivan shakes hands with a student at Wildwood Catholic during the mass.

Bishop Dennis Sullivan shakes hands with a student at Wildwood Catholic during the mass.

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Off-season is prime time for Byrne Community Center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am

WILDWOOD –Despite fall’s official start last Sunday, the city is continuing to offer its residents and visitors a variety of activities.

At Wildwood’s Byrne Community Center, 401 W. Youngs Ave., are basketball courts, baseball field with batting cages, a football field and a soccer field. In addition, a fitness center geared to those over 18 is open as well.

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