Just across from several barrier islands in Cape May County is Middle Township, which hugs the Garden State Parkway in certain areas. It consists of small towns which include Burleigh, Whitesboro, Dias Creek, Green Creek, Cape May Court House, and Rio Grande. In fact, Middle Township, and more notably, Whitesboro, received much publicity recently when Oprah Winfrey came to visit. Her significant other, Stedman Graham, grew up in Middle Township and attended school here.
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The Cape May County Park & Zoo, a free yet vast spread of more than 550 animals, is tucked away in Cape May Court House (CMCH). Also in CMCH is Cape Regional Medical Center (formerly Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital), the only hospital in Cape May County. Jessie Creek Winery, which opened to the public in 2012, is in Dias Creek and produces over 1,000 cases of wine annually. The Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, the Chamber of Commerce, and the County Library are all located in CMCH. For those who love music and the arts, the Middle Township Performing Arts Center is also found CMCH.Getting the news is easy here because of The Middle Township Gazette giving details on all the latest happenings around and in the township. Everything from concerts to VFW barbecues are listed here. Middle Township is served by a township form of government that consists of three Committee members. The Committee members are elected by the public and serve three-year terms on a staggered basis. At an annual meeting the Committee selects one member to serve as mayor and another Committee person to serve as deputy mayor. The township is served by the 2nd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 1st state legislative district. There are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school -- Middle Township High School -- for students who reside within the township. Nearly 19,000 people live in Middle Township, which covers more than 70 square land miles. Dennis Township, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, Wildwood, West Wildwood, Lower Township, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Delaware Bay all border this vast and expansive area of Middle Township. There are restaurants, stores, specialty shops, tourist hotspots, and wineries within Middle Township. Much of the area is busy year-round since many people have put roots down here and aren't typically day-trippers or beach hoppers. Visitors find that it's not typically a shore town in the respect that it doesn't empty out once Labor Day rolls around. Instead, the traffic levels do increase a bit during the summer months, but overall, things stay relatively the same throughout the entire year.