• Regional

    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

Playing ‘Happy’

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 31, 2014 03:45 pm

Charl Syvarth, the band instructor for Wildwood High and Wildwood Middle School, leads rehearsal Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Charl Syvarth, the band instructor for Wildwood High and Wildwood Middle School, leads rehearsal Tuesday, Oct. 21. Band gears up for parade, holiday show

WILDWOOD — About 15 kids crammed onto the stage in Wildwood High School’s auditorium last Tuesday with flutes, clarinets and saxophones, and after short drum solo, broke into Pharrell William’s “Happy.”

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Four arrested on drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 02:37 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE  - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Steve Long announce the arrest of four local residents of Wildwood during the execution of a search warrant in Wildwood. The arrests are the result of a cooperative effort by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and the Wildwood Police Department.
On Oct. 30, a court authorized search warrant was executed by the Cape May County Regional S.W.A.T team in the 100 East block of Spicer Avenue in Wildwood. Distribution amounts of crack cocaine were seized along with an amount of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia.

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Margaret Mace kindergarteners picks pumpkins

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 02:13 pm


Margaret Mace kindergarteners picks pumpkins Margaret Mace kindergarteners picks pumpkins Corrine Clarke and Jean Golden’s kindergarten classes at Margaret Mace School recently went to Rea’s Farm on a field trip. The students took a hayride to their pumpkin patch where they were able to pick their own pumpkins from the field.

 

Crest plans Saturday meetings in the summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 31, 2014 02:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners discussed the following items during its Wednesday, Oct. 22 meeting:

Bill Henfey remembered

Commissioner Joyce Gould took a moment out of Wednesday’s meeting to remember Bill Henfey, North Wildwood’s former mayor, who died Tuesday.

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Heroes and horrors at the Pumpkin Run

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, October 31, 2014 01:26 pm


Ben Rotherhen and Kristy Thall run down the boardwalk as Captain America and Wonder Woman in the Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run Saturday, Oct. 25, a 5K run and 1 mile family walk starting in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center.  Rotherhen finished second in his age group and Thall finished third her age group.  Proceeds from the event benefit the elementary schools of the Wildwoods.
Ben Rotherhen and Kristy Thall run down the boardwalk as Captain America and Wonder Woman in the Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run Saturday, Oct. 25, a 5K run and 1 mile family walk starting in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Rotherhen finished second in his age group and Thall finished third her age group. Proceeds from the event benefit the elementary schools of the Wildwoods. Ben Rotherhen and Kristy Thall run down the boardwalk as Captain America and Wonder Woman in the Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run Saturday, Oct. 25, a 5K run and 1 mile family walk starting in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Rotherhen finished second in his age group and Thall finished third her age group. Proceeds from the event benefit the elementary schools of the Wildwoods.

Photos by Jen Marra

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Wildwood celebrates 100 years of Beth Judah

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 01:19 pm

Mayor Ernie Troiano and Commissioner Pete Byron dedicate a commemorative plaque to Beth Judah. Mayor Ernie Troiano and Commissioner Pete Byron dedicate a commemorative plaque to Beth Judah. WILDWOOD — Cape May County’s only active synagogue celebrated a historic milestone last weekend.

Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood celebrated its 100th anniversary with a series of events honoring the history of a congregation.

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Three incumbents unopposed for North Wildwood council

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 12:30 pm

Three Republican North Wildwood council members are seeking re-election this Nov. 4 in uncontested races.

No nominations were made for the Democratic party ticket in the city.

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North Wildwood police blotter Oct. 6 to Oct. 12

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 12:01 pm

nwpd NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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