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    Thursday, Nov. 27

    OCEAN CITY - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The run benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. Preregister online at www.active.com . Preregistered packet pick up is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the senior center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Race-day registration is 7-8:25 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Applications are available at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, The Sneaker Shop and the Humane Society. For more information,…

  • Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Story of flames fascinates Wildwood students

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 03:26 pm

Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward Lansing Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward Lansing CAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape May to hear the harrowing history from docents and actors portraying characters from the event. 

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Marr sentenced to 30 years for shooting in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 03:35 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announces that s that earlier today, Frederick Gene Marr, 75, was sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for the Aug. 11, 2010 shooting death of 50-year-old Ronald Denny Sr.

Denny was found shot and killed in the driveway of his 10th Street home in the Del Haven section of Middle Township.

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Crest Memorial performs ‘High School Musical Jr.’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 03:21 pm

WILDWOOD CREST - Crest Memorial School’s Drama Club will put on a production of “High School Musical Jr.,” on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

“High School Musical Jr.” is a modified version of the play “High School Musical,” made specifically for elementary-age students. Begun as a wildly-popular Disney movie, the story involves a group of teenagers struggling to find their identities while dealing with relationships and expectations of others. Many of Crest Memorial School’s students in grades five and older are involved with the musical production, either as performers or stage crew.

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Wildwood Catholic holds open house for prospective students, parents

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 13, 2014 04:50 pm

Wildwood Catholic administrative staff at their open house night. Shown from left are Academic Dean Mary Kane, Wildwood Catholic President Rev. Joseph Wallace, business administrator Carolyn Miller, director of development and academics Kevin Quinn, and athletic director Salvatore Zuccarello.
Wildwood Catholic administrative staff at their open house night. Shown from left are Academic Dean Mary Kane, Wildwood Catholic President Rev. Joseph Wallace, business administrator Carolyn Miller, director of development and academics Kevin Quinn, and athletic director Salvatore Zuccarello.

NORTH WILDWOOD – On Tuesday night, Wildwood Catholic made the case for parents to send their children to Wildwood Catholic High School next year.

The school was threatened with closure in 2010, with the diocese citing low enrolment and high debt. The high school had a peak enrollment of 376 students in 1990, and just 194 students in 2010.

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PRAC helps Spanish speakers get heating assistance

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 13, 2014 04:41 pm

WILDWOOD – Carmen Arocho-Gonzalez from the Puerto Rican Action Committee of Southern New Jersey addressed some 30 families at the Glenwood Avenue School on Monday.

Arocho-Gonzalez spoke primarily in Spanish to the group, but couldn’t help breaking into English once, looking at her colleagues and saying, “Wow!”

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Learning from veterans

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:38 pm

Harry Hudson with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 of Wildwood and an American Legion Rider teaches third grader Sireyana Rivera Springer how to search for names alphabetically on a panel of the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. The third class from Glenwood Avenue Elementary School visits the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall for Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center. 
Harry Hudson with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 of Wildwood and an American Legion Rider teaches third grader Sireyana Rivera Springer how to search for names alphabetically on a panel of the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. The third class from Glenwood Avenue Elementary School visits the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall for Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center. Harry Hudson with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 of Wildwood and an American Legion Rider teaches third grader Sireyana Rivera Springer how to search for names alphabetically on a panel of the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. The third class from Glenwood Avenue Elementary School visits the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall for Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, across the street from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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Upcoming events in Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Dec. 5: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Courtyard, 1st and Central Avenues, North Wildwood. Christmas tree lighting includes music, cookies and hot chocolate, and Santa. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. (609) 522- 4520 or http://www.herefordlighthouse.org

Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. St. Demetrios Church, 321 St. Demetrios Avenue at Hereford Inlet Seawall, North Wildwood. Commemorative ceremony by North Wildwood VFW Memorial Post 5491 at noon. Free. (609) 729-5832.

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Wildwood sign getting fresh look

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood sign getting fresh look Wildwood sign getting fresh look

After eight years, the iconic Wildwoods sign near the boardwalk at the end of Rio Grande Avenue is getting refurbished after years of salt air corrosion. The original plan was to take the blue background letters off, refinish them, and put them back – and then do the same with the aluminum gray front letters. The Wildwoods Conventional Hall engineering department started taking down the sign pieces and refinishing them on Nov. 3. Windy weather has caused some change in schedule, but the entire sign should be back in place by Monday, Nov. 17 – including the 19-foot high “W”. Shown here is the a photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 11, without the W and with the steel support beams exposed.

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