• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Winter basketball in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation has extended winter basketball registrations through Sunday, Nov. 30.

To be eligible, children must be in kindergarten and at least five years of age prior to Oct. 1, 2014 and not past the sixth grade (boys) and eighth grade (girls) for the school year 2014-15.

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East Lynne presents theater scholarship to local actor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 07:00 pm

Gayle Stahlhuth / Evan Smilyk and Mark Lazar in ELTC’s recent production of “Zorro.” Gayle Stahlhuth / Evan Smilyk and Mark Lazar in ELTC’s recent production of “Zorro.” CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company recently presented Evan Smilyk with a $300 scholarship the Historic Jackson Street Neighborhood Association Scholarship Fund (HJSNA) in the Name of Bob and Toni Green.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Oscar Wilde’s appearance in Cape May went little noted at the time

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, November 20, 2014 04:00 pm

The trouble is when researching history that the obvious is not always as obvious as it seems. A case in point is the story of playwright Oscar Wilde, who visited Cape May on a national lecture tour on Aug. 26, 1882.

Crowds awaited him at the railroad station and outside the Stockton Hotel, and another 600 curiosity seekers paid admission prices inside the hotel to see him if not to appreciate his words of wisdom.

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Art Treon, longtime firefighter, dies after responding to fire

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:46 pm

Arthur E. Arthur E.

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died at the hospital.

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Barbara Lamont named MAC Volunteer of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 05:16 am


Barbara Lamont of Wildwood Crest is shown here at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.
Barbara Lamont of Wildwood Crest is shown here at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.

CAPE MAY – Barbara Lamont is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities' (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for November.

Lamont, of Wildwood Crest, is a volunteer on the Friends of the Physick Estate Advisory Team. The group completes projects throughout the year that support the preservation and interpretation of the historic 1879 Physick Estate.

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Solid art

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

Artist Christine Finn of St. Helier, Jersey presents her art installation at the bunker in Cape May Point State Park Saturday, Nov. 15. Finn created 350 pots made of ground granite to be placed on the bunker that was built and used during World War II. The artist grew up in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, where concrete bunkers, built by the Nazis during the war, still stand. The project was first started on her home island where visitors were invited to place 350 concrete pots in a nature reserve.  Finn feels Jersey and New Jersey have many similarities and bringing the project to the bunker in Cape May Point ties together the shared history. The artist was surprised to see visitors place pots around the Cape May Point bunker similar to how they were placed in Jersey.
Artist Christine Finn of St. Helier, Jersey presents her art installation at the bunker in Cape May Point State Park Saturday, Nov. 15. Finn created 350 pots made of ground granite to be placed on the bunker that was built and used during World War II. The artist grew up in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, where concrete bunkers, built by the Nazis during the war, still stand. The project was first started on her home island where visitors were invited to place 350 concrete pots in a nature reserve. Finn feels Jersey and New Jersey have many similarities and bringing the project to the bunker in Cape May Point ties together the shared history. The artist was surprised to see visitors place pots around the Cape May Point bunker similar to how they were placed in Jersey. Artist Christine Finn of St. Helier, Jersey presents her art installation at the bunker in Cape May Point State Park Saturday, Nov. 15. Finn created 350 pots made of ground granite to be placed on the bunker that was built and used during World War II. The artist grew up in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, where concrete bunkers, built by the Nazis during the war, still stand. The project was first started on her home island where visitors were invited to place 350 concrete pots in a nature reserve. Finn feels Jersey and New Jersey have many similarities and bringing the project to the bunker in Cape May Point ties together the shared history. The artist was surprised to see visitors place pots around the Cape May Point bunker similar to how they were placed in Jersey. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Scarecrow Alley winners announced

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:11 pm

Scarecrow Alley winners announced Scarecrow Alley winners announced CAPE MAY – The votes have been counted and the winners of the 6th Annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) have been announced.

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Cape May Stage presents ‘The Santaland Diaries’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:01 pm


Brady Adair as Crumpet the elf in “The Santaland Diaries.”
Brady Adair as Crumpet the elf in “The Santaland Diaries.”

CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage and Congress Hall are teaming up to present a look at the darker side of the holiday season next month. 

David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries” is the tale of what happens when a young man struggling in New York City takes a job as a Christmas elf at Macy’s. The irreverent account of Christmas horrors comes to life through actor Brady Adair.

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Public comment part of Cape May Police assessment

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 03:33 pm

CAPE MAY - Chief Robert E. Sheehan Jr. announced the visit of a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), arriving on Nov. 23, to examine all aspects of the Cape May Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that Cape May Police Department meets the commission’s professional standards is part of the voluntary process to gain accreditation.

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Classical guitar concert Nov. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 03:31 pm

VILLAS – Classical guitarist Carlos Bedoya will perform a program of Albeniz, Weiss, Barrios and Villa-Lobos at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 at St. Barnabas by the Bay Church, 13 W. Bates Avenue in Villas.

A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the performance. The concert is open to the public.

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