Lower Township

Winter Shore Slam set

The Center for Community Arts will open its Winter Shore Slam from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Lucky Bones Backwater Grille, 1200 Route 109, Lower Township. Come sign up to tell a story, share a poem or put one over during the bull slam. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Shore Slam is a monthly event open for anyone who has a five-minute story to tell on the night’s theme or a three-minute original poem to share.

Shore Slam continues this year with the “bull slam.” Bull slam stories can be true, partially true or completely false. At the end, the audience will vote. You win the bull slam by being the best at putting one over.

The season winners from all the slams will face off at the Shore Grand Slam on April 21 at Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Lafayette and Bank streets, Cape May. For information, call Center for Community Arts at 609-884-7525 or see centerforcommunityarts.org.

Middle Township

Public input on open space, recreation plan needed

Middle Township has developed a public survey to get input on the future of open space and recreation in the Township. Residents should plan on spending five minutes to take the 10-question survey. The survey can be found at MiddleTownship.com. Paper copies will be available at Township Hall, as well as the Martin Luther King Center and the Baker Center at the Davies Recreation Complex.

The project team developed the questions after discussions with nearly 20 entities that use the recreation facilities of the township, or that are involved with open space preservation. The questions are designed to determine the activities, interests and wishes of township residents that will form the basis of the recommendations of the plan.

There will be a public meeting in January to follow up on the results of the survey and discuss the issues in greater detail. Middle Township was awarded $8,000 by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) Sustainable Land Use Planning Grant to develop the plan.

The Township’s Environmental Commission, Recreation Advisory Board, and Planning Board will continue to work cooperatively in guiding the development of this plan, with the assistance of the township’s planning consultant, Elizabeth Terenik.