Monthly Archives: July 2011

THINK PINK WEEKEND COMING BACK TO AVALON

Think Pink weekend has been scheduled this August. The fourth annual event will take place on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14. Cape May County’s local Birds for Boobs Team of 60 Mile Walkers are raising funds to participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day in Philadelphia benefiting Susan G Komen for the Cure. Since its inception in 2007, the team has raised nearly $250,000 with a goal to raise $1,000,000 to aid in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer.

The weekend opens at 8AM on Saturday August 13th with the Inspirational Walk celebrating the many survivors as well as honoring those who have lost their fight with this disease. The walk is a 3 mile loop beginning at Avalon’s Community Hall at 30th and Avalon Avenue. The donation is $15 per walker with the first 50 participants receiving a complimentary water bottle. Registration will be day of event from 7AM to 8AM or on line at http://www.birdsforboobs.org/ or by calling 609-602-7044.

On Sunday August 14th the team “puts on their pink” and hosts the Think Pink Patio Party at The Golden Inn Patio and Sea Glass Restaurant from 1pm to 4:00pm. The day will be filled with many activities to enjoy – informal modeling featuring fashions and discounts for guests from local shops Tiger Lily, The Preppy Palm and Closet Boutique; psychic card reading by Edith of Under the Sun of Stone Harbor; and the very best silent auction loaded with outstanding values compliments of our many local businesses from the island and county. Ticket price is $20 which includes all this plus a full lunch. Tickets can be purchased by calling 609-465-8421; 609-602-7044 or go to http://www.BirdsForBoobs.org/ or HollyCRennie@hotmail.com. If available tickets will be sold at the door.

MAN HIT BY JITNEY SENT TO HOSPITAL

A man was sent to the hospital after colliding with a jitney. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the incident took place on Sunday morning when the 64-year-old man was on his bicycle. The victim’s name has not been released, but he was placed in the AtlantiCare Regional Medical. No charges have been filed in the accident, but the investigation remains open.

REPORT: AIRTRAN TO LOSE OUT ON MILLIONS IN SEPTEMBER

250px-AirTran_Airways_logo.svgFunding to attract Airtran Airlines to Atlantic City will likely be gone in a couple of months. The Press of Atlantic City reports that in Sept., millions of dollars in subsidies will expire that is provided by the South Jersey Transportation Authority. The report said that up to $3.1 million was available for its first two years of service to ensure that any shortfalls in operating expenses were met. SJTA officials say that they can’t afford to keep that service up and it will go away this year. Airtran was recently bought out by Southwest and questions remain over how that may effect service in Atlantic City. Airtran only provides direct service to Atlanta from Atlantic City.

MAN IN CUSTODY FOR BRIDGETON MURDER

A man was arrested in a Bridgeton murder. John Walker was brought in for the incident that took place on July 22. An investigation is continuing as police have not recovered the murder weapon. Joseph Elliott, of Bridgeton was the second person in just over a week to be killed in Bridgeton. The full list of charges include murder, and multiple weapons possession charges. Bail was set at $750,000.

WILDWOOD’S ONCE AGAIN IN TOP 10

WildwoodThe Wildwoods got another huge award last week. Sherman’s Travel once again announced that the Wildwood’s boardwalk was named as one of the 10 best in the country. This award reconfirms the title that the Wildwood’s got last year by the same group. The executive director of GWTIDA, John Siciliano, said it is important to get these awards because they bring national recognition. A number of publications have said the Wildwood’s have one of the 10 best boardwalks in the country.

WATERFORD CRYSTAL RETURNS TO WILDWOODS CONVENTION CENTER

The Wildwood Convention Center has a new booking in August. The Waterford Crustal Warehouse ae is coming back. Convention Center officials just finalized the agreement that will bring the three day sale event to the center on Aug. 19 to Aug. 21. Marketing Director Ben Rose said some of the deals include up to %80 percent off. The selection  includeds Waterford Crystal, Waterford Lighting, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Marquis, and Wedgwood Formal & Casual. For more information visit www.wildwoodsnj.com.

POWERBALL LOTTERY RISES UP TO $160 MILLION

200px-PowerballlogoThis week will feature two big lottery drawings for state residents. The Powerball Lottery on Wednesday is now up to $160 million. The winning numbers were 20, 40, 41, 47, 55, and a Powerball of 19. The last pick of numbers took place on Saturday. The Mega Millions remains without a winner and the next drawing on Tuesday will be for $85 million.

DEVELOPING STORY: ONE DEAD IN DENNIS TWP. ACCIDENT

One woman is dead, two other people are hospitalized following a two vehicle accident in Dennis Township Sunday morning.  State Police say the crash took place on Route 347 before noontime.  Police say a pickup truck heading southbound crossed the center line of the highway and hit a van.  First responders at the scene determined that one woman was killed in the accident, while two other passengers suffered multiple fractures.  The accident remains under investigation by state police.

SENTENCING HANDED DOWN IN DRUG CASE

A Superior Court Judge sentenced a New York man to six years in prison Friday for drug offenses, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced.

Daniel Casazza, 51, of Staten Island, was sentenced in accordance with a May 21, 2011 plea agreement for distribution of Oxycodone in an amount over 1/2 ounce.

Prosecutor’s Office detectives arrested Daniel Casazza on Sept. 24, 2010 at a residence on South Delancy Place in Atlantic City following a three-month investigation. The defendant sold Oxycodone to an undercover detective in Somers Point and Atlantic City on at least six occasions. He was indicted on Dec. 9, 2010, according to Assistant Prosecutor Emily Bell, who represented the State.

MAN INDICTED ON IDENTITY THEFT CHARGES

An Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted a Galloway Township man on Thursday on 18 counts for an identity theft in which the defendant obtained credit card information from patrons at his father’s Egg Harbor City liquor store and then purchased items at stores in the county and sold them on Ebay, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced. Yogi P. Joshi, 20, was indicted on third and fourth-degree counts, including forgery, uttering, and theft by deception.

A third-degree crime carries a maximum prison term of five years and a fine of $15,000. A fourth-degree crime carries a maximum prison term of 18 months and a $10,000.