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Wildwoods No. 1 Destination on the Rise in the United States

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:22 am

THE WILDWOODS – The Wildwoods have been named the overall U.S. winner in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards for 2015.

The awards highlight 52 spots around the world that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community, year-over-year. Among the 10 destinations located in the United States, the Wildwoods was ranked number one.

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Two arrested in burglary, theft in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 10:27 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department Detective Division concluded a three month investigation in relation to a burglary of a residence that was under construction on the 200 block E. 1st Avenue that occurred on Aug. 14. Over the course of the investigation, it was learned that Brett Delaney and Raymond Mathews-Baylock allegedly stole tools from the residence.

Delaney, 39, residing in North Wildwood, was charged with burglary, theft and fencing. Delaney was already lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center on other charges. 

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Wildwood Super Fresh donates, NWPD distributes Thanksgiving food to local families

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:59 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department received Thanksgiving food donations from the North Wildwood Super Fresh, 2400 Delaware Ave., and distributed them to 14 local families. The donations contained turkeys, pies, vegetables and all the necessities to complete the holiday meal. The North Wildwood Police Department would like to thank Super Fresh and its customers for taking part in this worthy initiative during this holiday season.

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Crest seeks public support for music grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest has applied to receive a grant of $25,000 from Levitt Pavilions to support its annual Free Summer Music Series.

Wildwood Crest is one of several communities across the country in the running for the grant. Online public voting determines the 20 finalists for a grant, with Levitt Pavilions selecting the 10 winning grant recipients.

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Wildwood ordinance working to control ‘animal houses’

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 26, 2014 05:05 am

WILDWOOD - Code inspector John Davis said the city’s animal house ordinance has been working as intended.

The ordinance was designed to make owners of rental properties more accountable and to help eliminate problems related to overcrowding and underage drinking.

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Crest Memorial Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. The Wildwood Crest Memorial School Drama Club performs Disney’s High School Musical Jr. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the school auditorium.

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Hereford Inlet Lighthouse renovation was a Catanoso project

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:55 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Steve Murray, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, said former Mayor Anthony Catanoso and his wife Phyllis had the goal of trying to preserve the lighthouse two years before it was closed.

Their efforts predate Murray’s career with the North Wildwood Parks Department. He said Catanoso always gave the credit to Phyllis for saving the lighthouse, but he believes they were equal partners. 

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Former mayor, freeholder Catanoso dies at 97

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:44 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Former North Wildwood mayor and county freeholder Anthony “Tony” Catanoso died Nov. 21, leaving a long legacy of service as an elected official.

Catanoso was 12 when his parents moved the family to North Wildwood in 1928. According to his wife of 66 years, Phyllis, her husband’s father opened the first Italian grocery store in North Wildwood, perhaps the first in Cape May County. All nine of the Catanoso siblings worked there, she said.

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NWW authorizes sale of surplus property

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 25, 2014 06:43 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – City Council authorized the sale of a number of items on GovDeals.com, an online auction site, including generators, engine cleaners, and start-up battery chargers.

Ron Simone, administrative assistant with the city of North Wildwood, said North Wildwood has been able to sell surplus items to buyers all over the country and outside the U.S.

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Grant to help Wildwood with boardwalk ramp work

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 02:33 pm

WILDWOOD – The city of Wildwood is the recipient of a $400,000 grant that is earmarked to reconstruct ramps to the boardwalk and bring them into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

State officials announced Nov. 21 that the city is one of 19 municipalities throughout the state benefiting from the $5.9 million Small Cities Block Grants. According to state officials, the 22 grants will benefit approximately 25,000 people across the state, including senior citizens and people with disabilities.

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Wildwood site of missing children response training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:16 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced upcoming training for law enforcement being conducted by the non-profit National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). 

The training, Missing Children Dynamics and Response (MCDR) is a one-day seminar. NCMEC describes this seminar as being designed to provide “critical information to law enforcement agencies who will respond to a missing or sexually exploited child report and whose department members’ knowledge, skill, and ability may make the difference between recovery and a protracted investigation.” This training will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Wildwood Convention Center.

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Cheer competition returns to Wildwoods Convention Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

Cheerleaders will demonstrate their skills during the Cheer Tech Championship Competitions at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
Cheerleaders will demonstrate their skills during the Cheer Tech Championship Competitions at the Wildwoods Convention Center. A cheerleading competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center over four days with hundreds of cheerleading teams bringing dance, pom-poms and spirit to compete for a title on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, at 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood.

The Cheer Tech Spirit National Championship will take place Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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Cape Trinity Catholic’s Supper with Santa

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:19 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Join Cape Trinity Catholic School for a very merry Supper with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. Free admission. Dinner available - $10 for adults, kids $5. Dinner served by Alumni Grill, Nino’s Family Restaurant. Owens Pub, Crest Tavern, The Wharf, Panico’s Bistro, and Blitz’s Deli-North Wildwood. Music by the McGuigan famly. Gift baskets, raffles, silent auction, 50/50 reaffle, Santa, games, crafts, glitter tattoos, balloon man. Cape Trinity Catholic is located at 15th and Central avenues, North Wildwood. Call CTC office for more information at (609) 522-2704.

 

Wildwood Police plan to pinch Grinch on Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 03:02 pm

Wildwood Police plan to pinch Grinch on Boardwalk WILDWOOD – Wildwood Police are set to pinch the Grinch and run him out of town when he makes his appearance on the Boardwalk on Saturday, Dec. 13, during the second annual “Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Grinch Walk.”

Members of the Wildwood Police Department will be out in force during the event to make sure the green thief and his dog, Max, are sent packing back to Whoville without toys, hollywho wreaths or roast beasts. 

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