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Area “Dollar Tree Stores” donate toys to local military children

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:03 pm

North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 and Cape May Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 386 collected and distributed toys donated by generous patrons at North Cape May and Rio Grande Dollar Tree Stores. Store managers Lisa at North Cape May, and Dan at Rio Grande store and their staffs were presented a plaque of appreciation from the VFW for their superior efforts in the local Christmas toy drive. The toys collected are distributed to local military units and other organizations in our area that help the less fortunate.

Shown in photo are U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Sippel, Army National Guard, Cape May Court House and VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando.

 

NWPD arrests woman on multiple charges, warrants

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 02:47 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police Department Detective Division arrested a Woodbine woman on various charges, including outstanding warrants, after a month-long investigation.

The detectives recently concluded the investigation into reports of two burglaries at a residence on the 100 block W. 24th Avenue.

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Police welcome Mace students for special visit

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:14 pm

Police welcome Mace students for special visit Police welcome Mace students for special visit The kindergarten and first grade classes at Margaret Mace School recently went on a field trip to the North Wildwood Police Station, Wednesday, Dec. 10. The students were given a tour of the police building and courtroom, and also had a surprise visit by Santa. The school expressed thanks to Chief Matthew Gallagher and the NWPD for such a great trip. Students visited the North Wildwood Police Department and Court/Council Chambers.

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A little holiday sparkle

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:05 am

Santiago Chavez, 5, of Wildwood Crest decorates a Christmas stocking at the Wildwoods’ 7th annual Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Wildwoods Convention Center.  The weekend event is sponsored by The Greater Wildwood Jaycees, Crest Savings Bank, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority and Coastal Broadcasting.
Santiago Chavez, 5, of Wildwood Crest decorates a Christmas stocking at the Wildwoods’ 7th annual Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The weekend event is sponsored by The Greater Wildwood Jaycees, Crest Savings Bank, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority and Coastal Broadcasting. Santiago Chavez, 5, of Wildwood Crest decorates a Christmas stocking at the Wildwoods’ 7th annual Family Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The weekend event is sponsored by The Greater Wildwood Jaycees, Crest Savings Bank, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority and Coastal Broadcasting.

photos by Jen Marra

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North Wildwood tests emergency notification system

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 18, 2014 05:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The city’s Code Red emergency notification system reached around 70 percent of North Wildwood residents when tested Nov. 25. The system was put to use Dec. 9, when a full moon high tide caused street flooding on the bayside of the island.

That night, Fire Chief Jeff Cole and Capt. Dominick McClain of the North Wildwood Fire Department explained the system to residents at the North Wildwood Police Department’s monthly community meeting at the North Wildwood Recreation Center.

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Sock it to them

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:40 pm

Socks for Seniors Socks for Seniors

Sock it to them

Elves from Karen Holland’s Pre-K class at the Margaret Mace School in North Wildwood show off some of the socks they and the Wildwood Crest Fire Auxiliary collected for Socks for Seniors. The program is run in municipalities all over the United States this time of year. Socks are distributed to nursing homes in the areas where they are collected.

   

Firemen, police say don’t hesitate to call

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:45 am

North Wildwood Fire Chief Jeff Cole and Capt. Dominick McClain talk to North Wildwood residents about fire services during the police departments monthly community meeting.  
North Wildwood Fire Chief Jeff Cole and Capt. Dominick McClain talk to North Wildwood residents about fire services during the police departments monthly community meeting.

Officials also urge residents to sign up for emergency notification

NORTH WILDWOOD – Residents were urged to sign up for emergency notifications at the North Wildwood Police Department’s monthly community meeting.

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Grinch pinched, kicked out of Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 03:43 pm

The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
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 way down the boardwalk to help bring a merry Christmas to needy children throughout Five Mile Island.

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Quiet philanthropist Jane Osborne fondly remembered

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Written by Christopher South Friday, December 12, 2014 03:21 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Jane Osborne was known for two things. One of them was being an avid walker. The other was being part of a fund that donated millions of dollars to help local towns, schools, and organizations, as well as colleges in and out of state.

Osborne, who died Monday at the age of 89, has been described by some local leaders as being a very quiet, very private person, who never sought recognition for her contributions, and in fact would have hated it.

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Gas, water lines being installed in crest before repaving

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:50 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Utility companies are installing gas and water mains before road reconstruction work begins on Pacific Avenue.

Municipal engineer Jim Verna, of the Van Note Harvey engineering firm, said South Jersey Gas is replacing gas mains and service lines to install high pressure lines and eliminate some existing low pressure lines. At the same time, the Wildwood Water Utility is replacing water main and service lines in the street.

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A light for the season

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:29 pm

The Margaret Mace Choir stands on the staircase of the gazebo and sings popular holiday songs during the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 5, in North Wildwood. 
The Margaret Mace Choir stands on the staircase of the gazebo and sings popular holiday songs during the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 5, in North Wildwood. The Margaret Mace Choir stands on the staircase of the gazebo and sings popular holiday songs during the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 5, in North Wildwood. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Wildwoods reaches top of TripAdvisor survey

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:15 pm

THE WILDWOODS – The Wildwoods was recently named the overall U.S. winner in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards for 2015.

Ben Rose from the Greater Wildwood Tourism Development Authority said TripAdvisor highlights 52 cities around the world that have seen the largest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community. The Wildwoods were selected as number one among the 10 destinations located in the United States. Following the Wildwoods in the top ten were: 2. Nags Head, N.C., 3. Prescott, Ariz., 4. Telluride, Colo., 5. Pompano Beach, Fla., 6. Traverse City, Mich., 7. Avalon, Calif., 8. Waikola, Hawaii, 9. Knoxville, Tenn., and 10. Gulf Shores, Ala.

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North Wildwood police crack down on bike rules

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 11, 2014 05:22 am

Bicycle light law enforcement sometimes leads to other charges

THE WILDWOODS – Although it often doesn’t seem like it, bicycle riders in New Jersey are subject to the same traffic laws as motor vehicles.

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All they want for Christmas

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

Second graders of the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School are ready to mail letters they wrote to Santa Claus Friday, Dec. 5, at the Wildwood Post Office.
Second graders of the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School are ready to mail letters they wrote to Santa Claus Friday, Dec. 5, at the Wildwood Post Office.

Second graders of the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School are ready to mail letters they wrote to Santa Claus Friday, Dec. 5, at the Wildwood Post Office.

photos by Jen Marra

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Pearl Harbor Day remembered in North Wildwood

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 10, 2014 03:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941 and North Wildwood held their 23rd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, at Hereford Inlet.

Post Commander Joe Orlando said Sunday was the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II. He said the ceremony, held outside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, is always held at noon.

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First Baptist, Crest Community serve hot meals weekly

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:46 pm

WILDWOOD — Two local churches, the First Baptist Church of Wildwood and the Crest Community Church, are dedicated to providing a hot meal once a week to members of their community. About 50 people per week are taking advantage of a hot lunch offered at the First Baptist Church’s free community meal program.

Michael Holmes of the Crest Community Church said they fed 383 people on Thanksgiving Day.

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