• Middle Township Gazette

    NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.

    Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police,  she knew the victim.

  • Cape May Gazette

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

    Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

  • Wildwood Leader

    The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
WILDWOOD – He’s green and mean with a mile-long rap sheet. But in Wildwood, the Grinch was given a one-way ticket back to Whoville – courtesy of the Wildwood police department.

    Sponsored by the Wildwood police department, the Dec. 13 Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk offered athletes a chance to make their…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

    Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

    It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

  • Holiday

    Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Sports

    When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

Wildwood Leader

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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Enjoy a Wildwood Christmas – 1904 Style

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 02:58 pm

WILDWOOD – The doors of the historic J. Thompson Baker House, as it is listed on the state and national historic registers, will be opened Friday, Dec. 5 to welcome visitors and show how local residents celebrated Christmas more than a century ago.

The Wildwood Civic Club, owners of the house since 1934, is hosting an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. that will give visitors access to each of the home’s rooms as well as showcasing how an early-20th century home was decorated for the holiday season. 

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In Another Time: South Jersey had close connections to the Plymouth colony

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, November 20, 2014 04:55 pm

As the weather changes and so does the calendar, we are thinking Thanksgiving these days.

In the Wildwoods and the rest of southern Cape May County there is a close connection to the first Thanksgiving at the Plymouth Colony.

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Robbery suspect arrested in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 02:50 pm

wpd WILDWOOD – On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at approximately 8 a.m., the Wildwood Police Department’s uniform and detective divisions responded to the report of a robbery at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 4201 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. During the preliminary investigation the store manager provided a detailed description of the alleged store robber. During the robbery an undisclosed amount of money was taken. 

During the initial investigation members of the uniformed patrol and detective divisions set up a grid search in the immediate vicinity of the robbery, but were unsuccessful in locating the individual responsible for the robbery.

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Police identify victim in fatal North Wildwood fire

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:35 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police have identified the woman who died in a house fire Tuesday, Nov. 18, as Linda Martin. She was 36.

According to a police statement posted online, Thursday, Nov. 20, the county Medical Examiner’s office assisted with the identification of the woman.

Chief Matthew T. Gallagher said in the release that the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 609-552-2030, ext. 1600.

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Wildwood Police getting more bang for the buck

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 20, 2014 05:32 am

wpd New side arms being purchased

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of 100 new .45 caliber Sig Sauer service pistols for Wildwood police officers.

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