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Middle 4.19.2006

By Rick Racela

 Congratulations to the Middle School’s Drama Club’s cast and crew for their wonderful production of The Little Mermaid recently.
   Over 100 students participated, as well as staff and parents, to make the presentation a huge success.
   Kay Aspell directed, Amanda Ritchie played Ariel (what a beautiful voice), Joel Novick was Prince Eric, Aleisha Kehm was Sebastian the Crab and Lily Elsohn played Ursula.
   Great job!
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   A new president has been called for the LDS Young Women’s Organization. Pam Berry will replace Kristen Jensen who will be moving to Florida with her family shortly.
Pam has many great activities planned for girls ages 12-17.
Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the LDS Chapel, 803 Hand Avenue in Court House.
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If you are interested in genealogy, then the LDS Relief Society is the place to be.
Teacher Ruth Ann Thomas, will begin a Family History course on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the LDS Chapel.
Questions? Call Ruth Ann Thomas at 522-4255, or Peggy Carlson at 465-3452.
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The Wetlands Institute, Stockton College and New Jersey Audubon Society (NJAS) Nature Center of Cape May are teaming up with SEANET (Seabird Ecological Assessment Network) to help perform important research.
They will survey beached birds to identify and record information about bird mortality along the northeastern U.S. coast.
Volunteers are needed to help with this project and a training workshop will be held Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wetlands Institute.
For information call Ilene Eberly at 609-368-1211.
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The Wetlands Institute along with other local organizations is coordinating these volunteer-based beached bird surveys along the Jersey shoreline. 
Volunteers walk a designated stretch of beach, generally a mile or two, once or twice per month.
Each volunteer has a kit that includes datasheets and other supplies to record location information, date and conditions. 
Data collected by SEANET volunteers is used to examine the pattern of where bird carcasses are found and how that varies depending on time.
Because regular monitoring of beached birds has not been done in this region, these surveys will provide baseline information about bird mortality as well as help detect mass mortality events such as oil spills.
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The county will host a 5K Earth Day Race and a one-mile Earth Walk at the zoo in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday.
Race starts at 9 a.m. and walk at 11 a.m.
Pre-registration is $10 by Friday and $15 day of the race. All proceeds will benefit the zoo.
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The Middle School and MTHS Step Dance Team will present their annual Step Team Talent Show on April 27, 7 p.m., at the PAC.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
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   On April 29 Gospel Headquarters will hold a meeting hosted by John Irby at 7 p.m. at the PAC.
Their mission is “Kingdom building through a multicultural network, uniting Christians to fellowship.” Open to the public. Free will offering.
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   Cape May County Music Educators will present a concert featuring selected elementary students from the county during the All Cape May County Honors Choir at the PAC on April 30.
This free concert will take place at 5 p.m. Open to the public.
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Next Middle Township Taxpayer’s Association meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the old court house building on Main Street in Court House.
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A Penny Party is set for Saturday at the Green Creek Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with calling starting at 7 p.m.
Admission is $2, which includes the first pack of numbers.
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More than 20 county employers will accept applications for year-round and seasonal jobs at a free job fair at ACCC Court House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
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The Amazing Race for Education and Culture will be held on April 28 at 7 p.m. Bring your team of six or less. Starting line is at Elementary No. 2 and finish line is at Atkinson’s Tavern.
Race and hors d’oeuvres cost $30 per person. If you are not into racing then meet at Atkinson’s at 8:30 p.m. for $20 per person. Cash bar.
Cash prizes will be awarded the winning teams. Call Sandra Novick with questions at 381-3042. Deadline for team registration is April 21.
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 Photographer and author Kevin Karlson will talk about the feathered side of the horseshoe crab and shorebird puzzle at a covered dish dinner on Friday at the Wetlands Institute.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Bring a main course, dessert or salad to share with at least eight people.
Cost is $5 members/$10 nonmembers.
Call 368-1211 by today for reservations.
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Area bands will appear at the Somers Point Fire Hall, Station No. 1 on Bethel Road next to the baseball fields on April 29.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.
Days Like These, Just in Case, Jumpship, and The Sheckies will be showcased, with a special appearance by Ian of Fire. Admission is $6.
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In recognition of our area’s diversity, the PTA will be sponsoring a Family Multi-Cultural Night on May 4, so mark your calendars.
Being sought are displays of artwork, heirlooms, traditional clothing and food, as well as demonstrations and performances.
If you, a family, or organization would be interested in participating, please call Stephanie Thomas at 463-8196, or Judy Casper at 465-7376.
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A casino trip to the Tropicana is scheduled for May 2 to see the Best of Broadway. It is hosted by the Mature Adult’s Club of the Church of the Resurrection in Marmora.
The package includes the show and $10 cash back. This $30 value will cost $20 per person. Bus leaves the church parking lot at 11 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Call Joe at 624-1110.
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The Rec Department’s Rapid Runners, under the coaching of Tom Coyle, will hold a home meet at Memorial Field on May 13 at 8:30 a.m.
Over 1000 children are expected to participate, and township officials are expected to attend opening ceremonies. More information will follow as the date approaches.
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Mark your calendars for the May 15-17 county library book sale.
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Cape May County Duplicate ACBL Bridge Club April 3 overall winners:
Ray Buch/Karen Sylvester, Ronald Buczewski /Nancy Portland, Joyce Baruffi /Henry Bluchianico, Norma Jakominich/Jerry Mueller; Bob Sherwood/Bob Weber.
April 6 overall winners: William Haas/Robert Sylvia, Warren Nuessle /Betty Moffatt, Natalie Weintraub/Maria Crompton; Henry Buchianico/Barbara Streeter; Norma Jakominich/Diane Rossi.

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