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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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Students visit county zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Kindergarten students visit Cape May County Zoo Kindergarten students visit Cape May County Zoo

NORTH WILDWOOD – Corinne Clarke and Jean Golden’s kindergarten classes at the Margaret Mace School recently took a field trip to the Cape May County Zoo. “The zoo is such a great local resource and we are fortunate to be able to visit the zoo and learn fun facts about animals,” the teachers said in an email. They offered special thanks to Jen Sawyer for her discussion on the Honey Bee exhibit.

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Students show peer leadership at Margaret Mace School

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Jasmine Badie helps out a few first graders at Margaret Mace School. Jasmine Badie helps out a few first graders at Margaret Mace School.

NORTH WILDWOOD – Eighth graders at Margaret Mace School participated in a peer leadership activity with students in preschool through second grade on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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One person dead in North Wildwood house fire

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:41 pm

North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. Clifford North WIldwood house fire 17th St NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

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Fugdy Wudgy Man dies at 76

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, November 18, 2014 03:49 pm

Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy Markee Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy Markee NORTH 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.

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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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