Wildwood Leader News Notes

Wildwood News Notes, Oct. 15 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Hereford Inlet Gardens featured in new book

NORTH WILDWOOD — The gardens at Hereford Inlet will be featured in “Gardens of the GardenState” by Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner, a book on the top gardens in the state, North Wildwood officials said.
The gardens were designed by Steve Murray in 1986 and are home to over 200 plant varieties in different garden rooms.

The book was released Oct. 14 as part of Fall Gardening Month in New Jersey. The book features 29 gardens around the state, two of which are in Cape May County.

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Wildwood Crest Recreation fall activities

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Here's a roundup of activities offered by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. 

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Crest wants FEMA funds for Sunset Lake damage

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take another look at its application for funding repairs to SunsetLake, which they say was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Eugene Taylor, the Crest’s director of public safety, said that flood waters during the storm had caused erosion along the lake’s shoreline that needs to be repaired.

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Daughter of North Wildwood man graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Army Pvt. Kelly A. Lavacca has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Mayors award scholarship for local to attend Wildwood Catholic

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — For the first time, past and present North Wildwood mayors have come together to grant a middle school graduate a scholarship to attend Wildwood Catholic High School.

The North Wildwood Mayors Scholarship Fund awarded Matthew Capozzoli, a ninth-grade student from North Wildwood, the first Mayor’s Scholarship last week.

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School supplies presented to military families

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am

North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. NORTH WILDWOOD — Thanks to the people and vacationers of Cape MayCounty, local military children, whose parents serve at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May and the 253rd Army National Guard Cape May Court House will receive donated school supplies collected from “Dollar Tree” stores in North Cape May and Rio Grande.

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North Wildwood girl qualifies for Pa. 4-H Show

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. NORTH WILDWOOD — Sylvia Rutkowski, the 11-year- old daughter of Michelle Rutkowski and Hank Hood of North Wildwood, has qualified for the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show to be held Oct. 23 to 26 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Post-Sandy hazard training offered in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Free training in identifying and preventing hazards during the post-Sandy cleanup is being offered to property owners, residents, workers and volunteers throughout Cape May County Sept. 19.

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and its “Safer After Sandy” project will be presenting two workshops that day in the Commissioner’s meeting room at Wildwood’s City Hall, 4400 New Jersey Ave.

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Girl Scout donates greenhead boxes to Wildwood Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A summer visitor of Wildwood Crest and 13-year Girl Scout is helping the borough reduce its greenhead fly population, according to the borough’s tourism website.

Jessica Ridge, a Hamilton Square resident who visits the Crest each summer with her family, has built and donated eight greenhead fly trap boxes that have been placed at various places throughout the borough as part of her Gold Award project for the Girl Scouts.

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Crest Recreation hosts registration for tot soccer

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department is accepting registration for its 2014 tot soccer program, an introductory series of clinics for 4-year-old boys and girls that teach the basic skills of soccer.

The program will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Morey Field (Aster Road and Ocean Avenue) from Sept. 17 through Oct. 17.

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Wildwood purchases new fire truck

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 04:26 pm

WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a $675,000 fire truck at its Aug. 27 meeting.

The 2014 E-One HP78 Aerial Fire Truck will be purchased from First Choice Fire Apparatus in Hanover Township, Pa.

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Local veterans help with Vietnam Memorial Wall upkeep

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. 

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The island’s three beach patrols have all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral Internet campaign to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, and Wildwood lifeguards have all been filmed completing the challenge- which involves pouring a bucket of ice water on your head. Participants are “challenged” by friends on social media, and then given the option to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many who complete the challenge also donate.

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Wildwood Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:07 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2014.

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Candle Light Inn in North Wildwood announces new ownership

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief. From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief.

NORTH WILDWOOD — The Candlelight Inn in North Wildwood is now under new ownership. Michael and Wanda O’Brien, of Schnecksville, Pa., purchased the Candlelight Inn from longtime owners Bill and Nancy Moncrief at the end of July.

The O’Briens were drawn to the bed and breakfast’s classic Victorian charm, central location to both the Cape May wine trail and Wildwood entertainment, and the proximity to the beach, according to a press release on the sale.

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Zippy’s to give away beach cruiser

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — As part of a new licensing deal with the action sports lifestyle brand Hang Ten, Zippy's Bikes is giving away a Hang Ten Beach Cruiser Aug. 31.

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