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Shore Animal Control takes over animal control in the Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:00 am

SEAVILLE – North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest join Wildwood in contracting with Shore Animal Control to take over animal control services in 2015. Residents can continue to call the police departments or call the company directly at 800-351-1822.

In 2014 Shore Animal Control provided animal control services in Upper Township, Lower Township, Dennis Township, Woodbine, West Cape May, and Wildwood. This year Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest have contracted with Shore Animal Control. 

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Women of Wildwood to host pancake breakfast Jan. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 17, 2015 03:40 pm

Women of Wildwood to host pancake breakfast Jan. 25
Women of Wildwood to host pancake breakfast Jan. 25 THE WILDWOODS – On Sunday, Jan. 25, the Women of Wildwood (WOW) will host its third annual Pancake Breakfast at the Tom Cat restaurant in Wildwood, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 and proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the local schools rewards programs. 

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Anglesea Fire Company had a busy year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 16, 2015 03:32 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – 2014 was an active year for the Anglesea Volunteer Fire Company of North Wildwood with the company responding to 104 alarms, according to a recent report.

These responses included 65 activated fire alarms, seven stand bys, four cooking incidents, two good intent calls, two electrical emergencies, one vehicle fire, one medical helicopter landing zone assignment, one brush fire, one medical emergency, one mutual aid response, nine water rescue calls and 10 structure fires. 

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Cape Regional joins the First Baptist Church in serving holiday lunch

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 16, 2015 12:00 am

From left, Vince DePietro, director of nutritional services, Richard Wheatley, chief information officer, Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO, Joanne Vaul, vice president of physician integration and ambulatory services, and Marie Sluberski, first vice president, auxiliary when the  Cape Regional Medical Center served a holiday luncheon at First Baptist Church in Wildwood.
From left, Vince DePietro, director of nutritional services, Richard Wheatley, chief information officer, Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO, Joanne Vaul, vice president of physician integration and ambulatory services, and Marie Sluberski, first vice president, auxiliary when the Cape Regional Medical Center served a holiday luncheon at First Baptist Church in Wildwood. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Every Thursday from October through April, First Baptist Church of Wildwood, under the leadership of Pastor Doug Shenton, offers the Wildwood community a hot lunch and warm fellowship.

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Basketballs have long bounced in the Wildwoods

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, January 15, 2015 05:00 pm

in another time A smiling James Naismith may have been looking down at the Wildwoods Convention Center from his free throw line in the sky during the recent holiday week.

Smiling because there were some 800 kids bouncing basketballs and shooting baskets in a sport he invented in 1891, four years before Wildwood became an incorporated borough and a few years before he wore the cloth of a Presbyterian minister.  The occasion for his joy may have been the 13th annual Boardwalk Basketball Classic, which draws high school teams from near and far for what was billed as “the largest single-venue coed high school basketball tournament in the country.” This year they added a new wrinkle, a future stars segment that featured some of the county’s best grade school players.

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Perhaps 1,000 polar bears will plunge for Special Olympics Saturday

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 15, 2015 05:47 am

 8th annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics in Wildwood Christie Rotondo photo/ 8th annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics WILDWOOD – With registrations ahead of last year’s pace, organizers of the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics say as many as 1,000 people could take part in this Saturday’s plunge.

Jason Schubert, the senior director of Law Enforcement Sponsorship, said there were 950 participants in the 2014 plunge, and their goal is to have more participation and raise more money than the year before.

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Regalbuto’s promotion clears the way for other officers to advance

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Police Department’s Capt. Robert N. Regalbuto was sworn in as Chief of Police at a special swearing in ceremony, Jan. 9.

Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood’s Director of Public Safety, said he had known for six months that Police Chief Steve Long planned to retire Dec. 31.

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Playground work

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, January 14, 2015 08:35 pm

Workers continue the installation of the new playground despite the wet wintery weather Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Bill Henfey Park at 8th Street and Central Avenue in North Wildwood. Improvements to the park’s softball field including dugouts, basketball courts, landscape and construction of a field-house started in November of 2014 Workers continue the installation of the new playground despite the wet wintery weather Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Bill Henfey Park at 8th Street and Central Avenue in North Wildwood. Improvements to the park’s softball field including dugouts, basketball courts, landscape and construction of a field-house started in November of 2014 Workers continue the installation of the new playground despite the wet wintery weather Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Bill Henfey Park at 8th Street and Central Avenue in North Wildwood. Improvements to the park’s softball field including dugouts, basketball courts, landscape and construction of a field-house started in November of 2014.

photo by Jen Marra

   

Regalbuto sworn in as Wildwood’s 13th police chief

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 14, 2015 03:45 pm

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Wildwood Municipal Court Judge Dorothy Garrabrant, left, administers the oath of office to Robert Regalbuto, left. Holding the Bible is the chief’s wife, Danielle Regalbuto.
photo courtesy city of Wildwood / Wildwood Municipal Court Judge Dorothy Garrabrant, left, administers the oath of office to Robert Regalbuto, left. Holding the Bible is the chief’s wife, Danielle Regalbuto. WILDWOOD – With his wife holding the Bible and his father pinning on his badge, Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto was sworn in Jan. 9 as the town’s 13th police chief in Wildwood’s 113-year history.

“I’m all right with being No. 13,” Regalbuto said with a laugh.

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Children’s Fresh Air Home renovation beginning

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 14, 2015 08:44 am

Children’s Fresh Air Home renovation beginning Children’s Fresh Air Home renovation beginning NORTH WILDWOOD – The Children’s Fresh Air Home is undergoing the  final stages of demolition in preparation for long-awaited renovations, which will give new life to the more-than-a-century-old structure.

Situated at 1100 Surf Ave. in North Wildwood, the Children’s Fresh Air Home opened in 1896. It operated as a summer retreat for underprivileged children until 2006, when it was closed for what its website described as “critical repairs.”

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Tax exemption aimed at spurring investment

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 14, 2015 06:31 am

wildwood WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Jan. 7 that will create a five-year tax exemption for new construction or improvements to existing structures.

The ordinance allows for a 30 percent tax exemption off the added assessed value of any improvement for a five year period.

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Wildwood receives bids for ice cream sales

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, January 13, 2015 04:53 pm

WILDWOOD – Wildwood received two bids for a beach ice cream concession, which will significantly increase what the city earns from 15 individual licenses.

According to Commissioner Pete Byron, the city had 15 yearly vendor permits to issue to qualified military veterans or exempt firemen.

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Boardwalk Kennel Club all breed dog show

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – The public is invited to the Wildwoods Convention Center Jan 28 through Feb. 1 for the AKC all breed dog show featuring best of breed competition, police K-9 unit demonstration, obedience and rally trials.

Competitions begin at 8 a.m. daily. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, children 12 and under $2.

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Polar Bear Plunge Wildwood benefits Special Olympics

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:00 am

Wildwood’s Polar Plunge Wildwood’s Polar Plunge  WILDWOOD – The public is invited to a winter a dip and shiver at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, when Special Olympics New Jersey returns to the Wildwoods for the annual January Polar Bear Plunge at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Registration for the plunge begins at 10 a.m., and the event supports training and competition for more than 22,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey.

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