The first political ticket for the upcoming Wildwood Commission election has been announced. Incumbent Pete Bryon has split from his former ticket and is running with Steve Mikulski and Krista Fitzsimons. In a press release, the ticket points to annual big tax increases and deteriorating infrastructure as reasons for seeking elected office.
Two former Lower Cape May Regional basketball standouts have been hired to coach Division I college basketball. Lauren Holden has been hired to be an assistant at Farleigh Dickinson University, while Stephanie Carideo is now an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania. For more, see Brian Cunniff’s story on CoastSportsToday.com.
A pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at 34th Street and West Avenue in Ocean City Saturday morning. Police say the victim of the accident suffered non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the victim and the driver have not been released.
The last KMart store in our area will close by the end of the year. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the KMart in Somers Point will close in December, with liquidation sales starting in a couple of weeks. The store in Rio Grande closed two years ago.
A couple of local football teams opened their seasons with victories Friday night. Cedar Creek knocked off Willingboro, 24-20, while Pleasantville upended Salem, 27-18. Holy Spirit was blasted by Mount St. Joseph, 56-27.
Two local pharmacies in Cape May County have been recognized for their proactive efforts to crack down on opioids. Village Pharmacy in Marmora and the Walmart pharmacy in Rio Grande have both been honored for providing at-home disposal solutions for unwanted drugs. Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson visited both pharmacies to offer recognition.
A new program called “BizHub” has been born in Cape May County to assist current and future business efforts in our region. The County announced that a program involving a six-month study into BizHub has been launched following a meeting earlier this month in Trenton. The effort includes Atlantic Cape Community College.
Whitesboro will host its 31st annual Family Reunion Festival this weekend. Many events will be held in the Middle Township community, including vendors, gospel music, and other attractions. The event has attracted visitation from Oprah Winfrey in years’ past.
Stone Harbor has advertised to find a new Business Administrator. Current administrator Jill Gougher is retiring in early 2020 and the search is on for her replacement. Applications will be accepted through September 24th.
Dry and seasonably cool conditions are in the forecast for Labor Day weekend, the final summer weekend at the shore. No rain is in the forecast and temperatures along the beaches will top out in the upper 70s to low 80s. There’s no chance of rain until next Wednesday, according to Accu Weather.