For the second year in a row, the Sea Isle Sharks clinched the Cape May County Hockey League championship. Often referred to as the “Island Team,” the Sharks are comprised of 2nd 3rd and 4th graders from Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor and Ocean City. Their season began on October 6th and ended with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses, allowing the Sharks to finish the regular season in second place overall.
During post-season action, the Sharks defeated Middle Township’s orange team, earning them a spot in the final round of play against Middle Township’s white team. Facing the league’s top-ranked players in a best-of-three series, the Sharks won the title on December 15 by beating the white team during game-two with a shut-out victory, 1-0, at the hockey facility in Middle Township.
According the Cheryl Castor of Sea Isle City’s Department of Recreation, the win was the result of a fine team effort.
“Head Coach James McDevitt and Assistant Coach Brian Green did an excellent job teaching the boys the game of hockey and how to play as a team,” said Castor. “The players gave their all and showed tremendous spirit. It was very exciting!”
The Cape May County Department of Tourism has had many accomplishments recently, but they want to do more. Tourism Director Diane Wieland told Coastal Broadcasting about some of the things they are looking to achieve in the new year. Among the goals for the department are expanding the availability of their cell phone app to other carriers than the IPhone, and continued development of the Ocean View Rest Area, to hopefully include a food serving entity. The department is also looking at updating its website to become more interactive.
A soon to be Freeholder wants more discussion on resolutions at Freeholder meetings. Freeholder-elect Susan Sheppard was in attendance at the Tuesday meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders asking that a contract extension for county administrator Steven O’Connor be put on hold until she can have a vote. Sheppard commented after the meeting to Coastal Broadcasting that she thought more discussion should take place during the meeting. Currently the Freeholders vote on items as a consent agenda. Sheppard would like the public to have more chance to discuss important items that the Freeholders are voting on.
An arbitrator’s ruling means that Millville Police are going to have their first contract in four years. The arbitrator decided on a three percent increase for 2007 to 2010. The contract runs through the end of 2011. Only a couple of steps will see increases in 2011, most will have no salary increase. The city commission will have to formally accept the ruling during a future meeting.
A Buena Township man is going to be on the popular television show “Wheel of Fortune.” The Daily Journal reports that Jonathan Webster applied and was selected to appear on the show. The episode is set to be shown on Jan. 6. According to the report, his mom was a big supporter in getting him to tryout for the show.
Rita Marie Fulginiti will take her official oath as County Clerk on Friday, December 31, 2010 at noon at the Cape May County Museum. The Honorable John C. Porto, Judge of the Superior Court will administer the oath to commence her second term in office.
Fulginiti of Ocean City, a Constitutional Officer of the county, is the 26th County Clerk since 1692 serving the citizens as Keeper of the Records, Election Official and administering oaths.
The ceremony will take place outside in the front courtyard of the Cresse-Holmes House, built approximately 1704, headquarters to the Cape May County Museum located at 504 Route 9 North, in Cape May Court House. Following the ceremony attendees are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the Museum, decorated for the holidays and open for tours. An exhibit celebrating the history and legacies of former Cape May County Clerks will be open in the Doctor’s Room.
The public is welcome. Dress warmly for the brief outside ceremony which will be audible inside the Museum. Refreshments will be served.
A hit-and-run accident sent a woman to the hospital. The Cape May County Herald’s website reports that Antoinette Pellegrini, of Ocean View, was sent to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Suzy Boehm, of Seaville, was the woman identified as the driver who didn’t stop at the accident. The report says the woman continued to work and tried to walk into the woods. Charges are pending. The incident took place at the intersection of West Katherine Avenue and Route 9 just before 3 p.m.
An unknown donor is providing a big help to local animals. The Cape May County animal shelter got a $10,000 donation. Shelter officials tells Coastal Broadcasting that the money has been given to the shelter officially in the past couple of weeks. Judy Davies-Dunhour from the shelter told Coastal Broadcasting all of the money is going directly to help the animals housed there.
A couple from Williamstown said “I do” at a Dunkin’ Donuts. The two got married on Tuesday at the Sicklerville coffee shop. Cliff Ranson and Elizabeth Fischer are big coffee drinkers and go to Dunkin’ Donuts a lot. The AP reports that the marriage was a “inside joke,” according to the couple. The two had been dating since April.
An Eagles/Cowboys discussion lead to a fight on Tuesday night. The News of Cumberland County reports that Bridgeton police were sent to the Amity Heights apartment complex on the report of a fight. A man was stabbed in that incident. Police have not released any names in the incident as of yet. The victim was stabbed in his neck, nose, and ear. The report says witnesses were uncooperative and they do not have a description of the attacker as of yet.