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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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Wildwood’s boardwalk recognized for eateries

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwoods Boardwalk has been recognized for having some of the best boardwalk food in the United States by The Daily Meal.

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Generations of babies have participated in Wildwood’s parade

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Maybe it was just a coincidence, or perhaps it was all those baby parades that influenced them, especially the ones that were held in Wildwood. Who knows? But whatever the case Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer came close to summing up the parades in 1938 when they composed the song, “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.”

It was a big hit then, first recorded by Bing Crosby (who’s that? you might ask if you’re under 60) and later Perry Como (ah, wasn’t he the television guy who looked like he was always falling asleep?).You might even hear it again on the boardwalk on Wednesday, July 30, when Wildwood holds its baby parade.

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North Wildwood police blotter July 7-13

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from July 7 – July 13. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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UPDATED: Family of drowning victim wants North Wildwood beach closed

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 25, 2014 02:04 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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Rising star Payton Taylor returns to North Wildwood Saturday

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – When she was a kindergartner and visited North Wildwood with her grandparents, Taylor Coccia spent much of her time digging sand on the beach and wading in the water at the fringe of the ocean.

Now 17 years old, and her name changed to Payton Taylor, she will return to North Wildwood as a rising star in the world of country music. She will present a free concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Lou Booth amphitheater on Ocean and Second avenues, not far from the sands on which she once played.

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Early-morning accident closes Rio Grande Avenue for hours

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 04:48 pm

WILDWOOD – A Cape May Court House woman faces charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license after police say she hit a telephone pole on Rio Grande Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Chief Steven Long said that Kimberly Norton was driving west on Rio Grande Avenue when she left the roadway and hit a pole on the south side of the street, near the Wawa.

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Kate Gibbons rescues swimmer in the Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:22 pm

Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Chief Bud Johnson presents a beach patrol T-shirt to Kate Gibbons of Del Haven, recognizing her as an honorary member of the patrol. Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Chief Bud Johnson presents a beach patrol T-shirt to Kate Gibbons of Del Haven, recognizing her as an honorary member of the patrol. WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol recently recognized Kate Gibbons of Del Haven as an honorary member of the WCBP, after she rescued a woman who was struggling to make it to shore July 19.

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City looking into Wildwood school board’s lease of St. Simeon’s church

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:59 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Since 2002, as many as 130 children from Wildwood have attended public preschool and kindergarten classes at St. Simeon’s by the Sea on Central Avenue in North Wildwood each year.

But now, North Wildwood officials are looking for information about how Wildwood’s Board of Education entered into a lease there, as well as which municipality is supposed to provide safety and security plans for the building.

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