• 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…

  • 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.

  • 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

The mighty Kong will return to the boardwalk

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 18, 2014 02:54 pm

WILDWOOD – Before there was a Boardwalk Empire there was a king on the Wildwood Boardwalk, and his name was Kong.

Much bigger than your average gorilla, King Kong was transported from an uncharted island to New York, where he fell in love with a beautiful damsel and battled airplanes from his perch on the Empire State Building.

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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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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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