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    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

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    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

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    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

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    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

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    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

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Gyms to be dedicated to two Sisters of St. Joseph

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 02, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD- Notre Dame de la Mer Parish is dedicating two of its gymnasiums to honor two Sisters of St. Joseph who served Wildwood Catholic, Cape Trinity Catholic, and St. Ann’s Regional School.

There will be a ceremony celebrating the designations at noon March 16, where the gym at the Early Education/Pastoral Life Conference Center will be dedicated to Sister Sheila Murphy and the Wildwood Catholic High School Gym will be dedicated to Sister Mary Ellen Ford.

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Were Indians the first year-rounders in the Wildwoods?

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, March 01, 2014 01:00 am

Since the Wildwoods were founded late in the 19th century, there has been debate on whether the Lenni Lenape Indians were ever year-round residents on the island.

There is a consensus that they spent some of their summers fishing, hunting and swimming at the seashore, but some historians maintain that they couldn’t have lived on Five Mile Beach the full year because of an insufficient amount of potable drinking water, even though some of it came from Magnolia Lake, which once stood near New Jersey and Magnolia Avenues are now in Wildwood.

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Crest Memorial's Tina Chila named teacher of the month

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 01, 2014 01:00 am

Media Specialist Tina Chila is shown with a fifth-grade class after being recognized as teacher of the month by Wildwood Acme. Media Specialist Tina Chila is shown with a fifth-grade class after being recognized as teacher of the month by Wildwood Acme.

WILDWOOD CREST –  Tina Chila, media specialist at Crest Memorial School, was named Teacher of the Month by the local Acme Market.

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Local veterans’ groups thank Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 28, 2014 04:26 pm

City officials and local veterans pose together with their awards. City officials and local veterans pose together with their awards.

WILDWOOD – Two local veterans’ groups said thank you to several city of Wildwood officials and departments for their support of veterans during the Feb. 21 meeting of the Michael P. Callahan Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 955. 

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Itswell yoga studio set to open Saturday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, February 28, 2014 01:33 pm

Photo submitted/Kristel Fillmore, 29, is opening Itswell Yoga on New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The grand opening of the studio is Saturday, March 1. Photo submitted/Kristel Fillmore, 29, is opening Itswell Yoga on New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The grand opening of the studio is Saturday, March 1.  NORTH WILDWOOD—Kristel Fillmore says she was always a runner. She preferred half-marathons and running sneakers to yoga mats and greetings of “Namaste.”

That was until she injured her left hip four years ago and had to stop running for eight weeks. Then, she finally tried a yoga class.

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Wildwood carjacking suspect pleads guilty

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 27, 2014 05:52 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Floribert Nava of Wildwood pled guilty Thursday afternoon, Feb. 27 in Cape May County Superior Court to a first-degree carjacking charge as part of a plea agreement. 

Charges of first-degree kidnapping, making terroristic threats, a third-degree crime, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and luring or enticing a child were all dropped as part of the agreement.

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Drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 03:45 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Victor Novoa-Fonseca, 28, of Wildwood has been arrested on charges of drug possession and distribution Feb. 26, - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Steve Long announced.

The arrest is the result of a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Wildwood Police Department.

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New social page planned for The Leader

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 01:00 am

After many years of keeping track of happenings in the Wildwoods, Joyce Gould has decided to end her Five Mile Beat column. We here at the paper will miss it, as we’re sure the readers will as well, but we still want to keep up-to-date on social events on the island.

If you’re having a birthday party, organization meeting, Pinewood Derby race, or just a day at the beach, send us a photo with the names of those involved and the date of the event, and we’ll print as many as we can.

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