• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

  • Wildwood Leader

    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

North Wildwood police handle almost 6,000 calls in June

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – During the month of June, North Wildwood police handled 5,989 calls for service and arrested 214 people, including seven juveniles.

There was one reported robbery, 10 assaults, five burglaries, and 37 thefts. There was also one theft of a motor vehicle reported. Police were able to recover property 44 times.

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North Wildwood police blotter July 14-20

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from July 14 – July 20. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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BeachGlow Music Festival 2014 raises $40,000 for the American Red Cross

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. announced that $40,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross as a result of the Beach Glow Music Festival in Wildwood July 5.

The event had sold out, with 7,000 people in attendance. On Friday, July 25, BeachGlow CEO Dane Kunkel, 19, presented the check to Jane E. Ward, director of donor relations at American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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AARP hosts trip to Surflight Theater

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood AARP is hosting a bus trip to see “A Chorus Line” at the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven Sept. 9.

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In Another Time> Hollywood came to Wildwood in 1948

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 am

in another time Rhonda Fleming. Ruth Warrick. Lizabeth Scott. Charles Coburn. Leo Carrillo.

If you remember those names, then you probably are now receiving monthly checks from the federal government.

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Swirly Twirly opens at Island Mini Golf

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Local officials, members of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, the public and the press attended the grand opening of Island Miniature Golf's newest attraction, Swirly Twirly Frozen Yogurt June 6.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony and the presentation of a proclamation by Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. to owner Stephanie Bennett, those in attendance enjoyed a round of mini golf and some frozen treats at the new Swirly Twirly Frozen Yogurt, which also serves custard and sorbet.

According to Bennett, other additions, like a rock wall and batting cages, could be coming to Island Miniature Golf in the future.

Swirly Twirly is located at 4501 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood.

   

Fresh Air Home continues giving children a breather

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

Gesu School students Rachel Parker, a fourth-grader, and Briana Mohamed, a fifth-grader, found a huge seashell during their day trip to North Wildwood, through the Children’s Fresh Air Home “If Only for a Day” program. Gesu School students Rachel Parker, a fourth-grader, and Briana Mohamed, a fifth-grader, found a huge seashell during their day trip to North Wildwood, through the Children’s Fresh Air Home “If Only for a Day” program. NORTH WILDWOOD — It was rainy and grey on North Wildwood’s 11th Avenue beach Thursday morning, but still, about 35 children from the GesuSchool in Philadelphia rushed towards the ocean when they saw it.

For some of them, it was their first time at the beach. They found seashells and jumped over waves, splashing and laughing, even though their teachers wore sweatshirts.

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After petition, commissioners rescind ordinance for full-time attorney

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – City clerk Chris Wood reported to the Board of Commissioners Wednesday, July 23 that a local watchdog group had collected enough signatures to bring an ordinance regarding the city’s attorney to a public referendum.

Instead of holding a special election, however, the governing body moved to rescind the ordinance.

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