CAPE MAY – Cooperation was the theme for an Ecological-Agricultural Tourism Summit held in Cape May Wednesday, Jan. 28.
The summit was the project of Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi, who took the opportunity to introduce the audience to a handful of bills or resolutions he has introduced to help promote New Jersey tourism in general, and what is being called “eco-agri” tourism in particular.
Breezy conditions and low overnight temperatures will allow wind chills to approach zero across South Jeresy, according to the National Weather Service./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com
Today’s chilly temperatures will become downright cold over night, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook for Thursday morning.
Wednesday’s daytime high temperatures that peaked in the middle 30s will quickly chill off under clear skies tonight and create a chance for wind chills that could drop to zero by early tomorrow morning.
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Egg Harbor Township Police photo
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An air compressor, a John Lennon doll, yard tools and two concrete lions are among the items found in a theft investigation by the Egg Harbor Township Police, and now the department is trying to reunite the stolen items with their rightful owners.
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Members of the Youth Opera of South Jersey rehearse a scene from “West Side Story” Sunday, Jan. 25 at the New Motion Dance Studio in Linwood.
LINWOOD – Members of the Youth Opera of South Jersey will perform “West Side Story” in concert this March to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.
The youth opera is also offering free workshops to kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City every Friday through the end of winter. Some of the children will also participate in the show.
The annual All Breed Dog Show returns to Wildwoods starting Wednesday, Jan. 28. (photo by Jen Marra)
WILDWOODS – The annual All Breed Dog Show is fun for many, but not as much fun as it is for Susan Shomo, the president of the Boardwalk Kennel Club.
Shomo has been working with dogs since she was 6, and has been a long time member of the Boardwalk Kennel Club, which started in Atlantic City. She said she has done everything from cleaning up after dogs to being president of the kennel club.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Shomo said.
Coast Guard units are working with other agencies to assist the vessel Santa Lucia after it ran aground near Miah Maull Shoal, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Local Coast Guard personnel examined the grounded vessel to determine whether it was leaking fuel or presented a danger to navigation.
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is working to free to a grounded vessel Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay.
According to a Coast Guard statement, a crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. He told the Coast Guard the ship ran aground while inbound to Philadelphia. The ship's cargo is reported to be fresh produce.
Stewart Farrell, marine geology professor at Richard Stockton College, and Business Administrator Connie Mahon speak to area residents about FEMA’s proposed flood maps designating bay shoreline areas as V zones.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Residents along the bay shoreline face steep increases in flood insurance if preliminary flood zone maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are approved, a coastal geologist said last week.
Area residents may not have long to challenge the new maps, perhaps as little as three months, Stewart Farrell said at a township committee meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 21.
U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District, was named chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency Wednesday.
The appointment was made by U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, of California’s 22nd District, who serves as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – An early morning school bus accident on Route 322 at milepost 45.5 resulted in a driver being cited for careless driving.
The Sheppard school bus was carrying Oakcrest High School students. The students were evaluated at the scene, but none of them were transported to the hospital. The driver of the school bus, Jean Hicks, 68, of Folsom complained of shoulder pain, but was not taken to the hospital by emergency medical responders from the Mays Landing Rescue Squad, police said.
Deborah Patterson/From left, Upper Township Green Team member Ralph Cooper, steering committee members Kiesha Bond and Becky Holden, and volunteer Len Smith at a meeting on an Upper Township farmers market.
PALERMO – A farmers market may be coming to Upper Township.
Residents Becky Holden and Keisha Bond have teamed up with the Upper Township Green Team to consider a farmers market here starting in June. The group held a meeting to gauge interest on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Upper Township Senior and Wellness Center on Stagecoach Road in Palermo.
OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City man nominated a second time to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission by Gov. Chris Christie was not considered by the state Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, Jan. 26.
The committee continued its 1 p.m. meeting in Trenton despite a declaration of emergency in the state earlier that day due to an impending blizzard. It was not clear why the nomination of Robert Barr was pulled from the agenda at Monday’s meeting. The meeting was brought to a close after 44 minutes once other nominees were questioned.
Courtesy of Joyce Hampton Pullan/The Log in its early days, circa 1930s.Lawrence M. Hampton Sr. painted the bottom to look like the log was sitting on a 'bed of fire' according to his daughter Joyce Hampton Pullan.
The West Atlantic City restaurant slated for demolition was 'famous' for its burgers, barbecue and clams.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Just as Atlantic City once thrived in the distance, the Hickory Log Inn was a vibrant establishment in its heyday.
Its customers long gone, the once-popular West Atlantic City restaurant sits vacant along a dilapidated strip of seedy motels on the Black Horse Pike – its windows broken, doors boarded up and walls collapsing.