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Wildwood Crest Police Department to host memorial service for fallen officer

The Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will hold a memorial service in honor of Officer Eugene J. Miglio III on Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Officer Miglio’s memorial site at Miami Avenue and Bayview Drive.

Officer Miglio died in the line of duty on June 2, 1995, when he suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a combative subject who was being placed into custody following a motor vehicle stop.

Officer Miglio served as a police officer in the Borough of Wildwood Crest for nearly 15 years. He was also a special undercover officer for a joint Federal Bureau of Investigation/Cape May County narcotics task force.

The public is welcome to attend the memorial service.

For further information, call the Wildwood Crest Police Department at (609) 522-2456.

Crest to host ‘Coffee with Commissioner Cabrera’ Saturday

Borough of Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation Don Cabrera will host the first “Coffee with Commissioner Cabrera” meeting Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m. in the court room at Wildwood Crest Borough Hall located at 6101 Pacific Avenue.

The public is invited to take advantage of this friendly, informal discussion session about current borough issues. No pre-registration is necessary.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

A second “Coffee with Commissioner Cabrera” session will be held Saturday, July 22.

For more information, call (609) 522-5176

Wildwood Crest to unveil bike path monument Memorial Day

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has postponed its event to unveil a new monument to its popular bike path that was scheduled for Friday, May 12.

The event is now scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m.

The Crest will unveil a bike statue at the southern entrance of the beachfront portion of the bike path at Rambler Road, between Ocean Avenue and the entrance to the beach.

The monument is a nine-foot by 15-foot aluminum model of a bicycle that sits atop a four-foot concrete base.

A short Memorial Day ceremony will also be held as part of the event.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the event and ride the bike path both before and after the ceremony.

For further information, call Wildwood Crest Borough Hall at (609) 522-5176 or the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department at (609) 523-0202.

Crest hosts Arbor Day program at school

Borough of Wildwood Crest Commissioner and Deputy Mayor Joyce Gould presents Crest Memorial third-graders (from left) Rachel Fuscaldo, Mario Tenaglia and Antonio Panzini with tree seedlings as part of the borough’s Arbor Day program at the school on Friday, April 29.

In recognition of Arbor Day, the Borough of Wildwood Crest partnered with The Lomax Consulting Group to present tree seedlings and an educational program to children in grades K-5 at Crest Memorial School on Friday, April 28.

The Arbor Day activities opened with a screening of a video compilation highlighting the importance of trees and the value of natural resource stewardship.

Following a brief presentation about the history of Arbor Day and the need for schoolchildren to help “green” their community by Peter Lomax, president of The Lomax Consulting Group, Wildwood Crest Commissioner and Deputy Mayor Joyce Gould read a story to the children about different types of trees and how they grow.

Following the program, 400 tree seedlings were distributed to the schoolchildren for them to take home and plant.

Wildwood Crest Business Administrator Connie Mahon presents Crest Memorial fourth-grader Megan Feketics with cards to distribute to her schoolmates that include instructions on how to plant and care for the tree seedlings they were given as part of the borough’s Arbor Day program at the school on Friday, April 29.

The Arbor Day event, organized by Wildwood Crest Commissioner Don Cabrera and Business Administrator Connie Mahon, was part of the borough’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the importance of trees and conserving natural resources. The Borough of Wildwood Crest is engaged in a community forestry initiative in which a plan will be developed to manage and steward its tree resources, as well as to develop further public outreach that encourages tree care and planting of proper tree species for the sensitive barrier island environment.

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Crest to unveil bike path monument

The Borough of Wildwood Crest is set to officially introduce a new monument to its popular bike path.

The Crest will unveil a bike statue at the southern entrance of the beachfront portion of the bike path at Rambler Road, between Ocean Avenue and the entrance to the beach, on Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m.

The monument is a nine-foot by 15-foot aluminum model of a bicycle that sits atop a four-foot concrete base. It was built by Heritage Towers, a marine contractor and design company, with design and construction performed by Mike Hollenback and Mike Seaverns.

“We’re very pleased with how the construction of the bike statue turned out and we can’t wait to officially unveil it to the public,” said Don Cabrera, Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation. “This is an added amenity that will enhance the experience of riding along the bike path. We also think this will become an iconic monument to residents and visitors alike. We expect it to be a very popular place to take personal and family photographs, which will help market Wildwood Crest through social media postings.”

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the event.

For further information, call Wildwood Crest Borough Hall at (609) 522-5176 or the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department at (609) 523-0202.

Crest to host public paper shredding event

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will hold a public shredding event to coincide with the borough-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 6. All Crest residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted documents for shredding to the Department of Public Works yard from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The shredding event will be held rain or shine.

Residents should use the entrance to the public works yard along Bayview Drive between Newark and Jefferson avenues. Residents should park near the entrance and bring their documents to the shredding truck. The borough asks, as a courtesy to all, that residents limit the number of boxes of paper for shredding to five per household. Proof of residency is required.

The borough has contracted with Guardian Document Destruction Company to provide onsite secure shredding for the safe disposal of unwanted documents.

Only paper products will be accepted for shredding. It is permissible to have documents secured with staples and paper clips, but not recommended. Among the items not being accepted for shredding are binders, binder clips, plastic covers and laminated paper. All of the shredded materials will be recycled.

This event is being done on a first-come, first-served basis and until the truck is full.

As usual, the public works facility will be open for weekend trash drop off from 3 to 5 p.m. as well.

For more information regarding this new annual event, call the Wildwood Crest Municipal Clerk’s office at (609) 729-8040 or the Department of Public Works at (609) 522-7446.

15th annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale is May 6

Bargain hunters are encouraged to spend the day in Wildwood Crest for the 15th annual Borough-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature nearly 200 yard sale locations throughout the borough.

Those wishing to become an official yard sale location must submit a registration form by Friday, April 28, to Wildwood Crest Borough Hall. The fee to participate is $15.

Registration forms are available at the Wildwood Crest Public Works Department, Wildwood Crest Borough Hall and the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center. Registration forms can also be downloaded online at www.wildwoodcrest.org.

Maps featuring yard sale locations will be available beginning Friday, May 5, at the following locations: Wildwood Crest Borough Hall, 6101 Pacific Avenue; Crest Pier Recreation Center, 5800 Ocean Avenue; Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool, 8800 New Jersey Avenue; and The Hardware Store, 105 W. Aster Road.

The yard sale location map will also be available online at www.wildwoodcrest.org beginning Friday, May 5.

Rain date for the event is Sunday, May 7.

Residents and visitors are reminded to obey all traffic laws as they travel through town on the day of the event. Following the yard sale, registered participants are strongly encouraged to leave bulk items, electronics, metal and rigid plastics curbside for pickup by the Wildwood Crest Public Works Department.

The Borough-Wide Yard Sale is sponsored by the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works. Call (609) 522-7446 for more information.

Crest police warns public over telephone scams

The Wildwood Crest Police Department reminds all residents to be suspicious of any telephone calls claiming that the recipient has won money or other prizes. Residents should also not give out any personal or financial information to anyone over the telephone.

The Wildwood Crest Police Department urges residents to report any suspicious telephone call by contacting the police department at 609-522-2456.

Crest announces Pacific Avenue street construction work

Construction work to replace sewer lines and to complete the paving of Pacific Avenue from Cresse Avenue to Rambler Road is scheduled to commence Friday, April 7, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has announced. The work is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.

This vital infrastructure work will affect southbound traffic on Pacific Avenue in the construction zone, with all southbound traffic shut down from Monday morning through early Friday evening from Cresse Avenue to Rambler Road. On weekends (Friday evening through early Monday morning), one lane of traffic will be open to accommodate southbound travel along that area of Pacific Avenue.

All intersections of Pacific Avenue from Cresse Avenue through Rambler Road are expected to remain open during the construction project.

Motorists are urged to use the other north-south roadways in the borough during this street construction project if at all possible. Motorists driving near or along the construction zone on Pacific Avenue should take extreme caution.

Construction work is not currently scheduled for weekend days. However, work may occur on some Saturdays should any unforeseen weather conditions cause delays in the project.

For further information, call (609) 522-5176.