Cape May Gazette

Basketball tournament Dec. 27-29

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Boys and girls from all over South Jersey will be shooting hoops for a good cause Dec. 27-29 at the Lower Township Recreation Center and the Richard M. Teitelman School.

The annual Greater Cape May Elks/Tom Beheler Youth Basketball Tournament is held in honor of Tom Beheler, who died of ALS. The event was initiated by his wife, Charlotte, and his best friend, John Herman.

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Organ concert Dec. 21

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 03:07 pm

VILLAS – John Gottschall will perform an organ concert program of French noels, advent and Christmas chorales by J.S. Bach, and classical Christmas music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at St. Barnabas by the Bay Church, 13 W. Bates Avenue in Villas.

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Gus Andy wins MAC's raffle

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 09:31 am

CAPE MAY – Gus Andy, Cape May, recently won the annual make your own getaway raffle, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. The winning ticket was drawn at MAC’s annual meeting, Thursday Nov. 13 by City Councilwoman-elect Bea Passagno.

Andy won $2,500 worth of gift certificates - which can be used at a variety of Cape May accommodations, restaurants, retail stores, attractions, tours and events, area shops, restaurants and attractions, such as Cape May Stage, East Lynne Theater, Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center and MAC.

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Pizza party

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 06:19 am

Pizza party Pizza party

Joe Picard and Bob Smith from City Hall delivered pizzas last week to second-graders at Cape May City Elementary School.  The classes designed posters on how to keep our waters clean. Smith said these were the best posters he had ever seen and they were displayed at the Cape May Convention Center during the FEMA convention. Pictured are Picard, Smith and school principal and Superintendent Victoria Zelenak along with both second grade classes.

   

On board for Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 06:19 am

Preschoolers in morning and afternoon classes at the David C. Douglass Memorial School in Lower Township recently visited a train display. Preschoolers in morning and afternoon classes at the David C. Douglass Memorial School in Lower Township recently visited a train display. Preschoolers in morning and afternoon classes at the David C. Douglass Memorial School in Lower Township recently visited a train display.

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Visit ‘Bethlehem Village’ in West Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

WEST CAPE MAY – First Assembly of God Church is recreating “Bethlehem Village” from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21 on the grounds of the church.

This is the church’s fourth annual live reenactment of “Bethlehem Village.” Church members will be dressed in period garb and recreate the sights and sounds of the first Christmas.

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South Jersey Gas donates to local food pantries

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

South Jersey Gas sales representative Heather McCurdy (right) presents a $250 donation to food pantry coordinator Leslie Flick at St. Barnabas by the Bay Food Pantry in Villas. South Jersey Gas sales representative Heather McCurdy (right) presents a $250 donation to food pantry coordinator Leslie Flick at St. Barnabas by the Bay Food Pantry in Villas.

South Jersey Gas sales representative Heather McCurdy (right) presents a $250 donation to food pantry coordinator Leslie Flick at St. Barnabas by the Bay Food Pantry in Villas.

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Ferry Merry Christmas sails into Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:08 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Ferry Merry Christmas party from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in North Cape May.

“We’re continuing to build on the success of past events put on with the hard work and help of our recreation department and the Delaware River and Bay Authority,” said Mayor Michael Beck. “We hope to see a lot of families come out and enjoy themselves.”

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Modern Christmas celebrations started in Victorian England

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, December 18, 2014 09:26 pm

The lights of Christmas are shining brightly in Victorian Cape May. Attached to the history of the colorful celebration will be the name of Alexandrina Victoria. If that doesn’t grab you, try Queen Victoria instead.

Cape May promotes its Victorian image throughout the year but at Christmas it is something special, the celebration modeled after those events held during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837, when she was 18 years old, to 1901 when she died at the age of 63 – the longest reign of any English monarch.

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Festive evening in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 04:34 pm

photos by Jen Marra


Festive evening in Cape May Festive evening in Cape May

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