Cape May Gazette

Before the wrecking ball, treasures can still be bought

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 02:05 pm

VILLAS – Attention bargain hunters, antique collectors and tag sale connoisseurs. Before the wrecking ball comes in, there are still treasures that can be found at the property located at 2610 Bayshore Road.

Lower Township Purchasing Agent Margaret Vitelli announced that on Saturday, Oct. 25 a tag sale featuring some antique items, household goods, home furnishing and office furniture will be held at the property. Everything from the windows and doors to the kitchen sink will be up for sale.

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Historic Fishing Creek School reopens

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Fishing Creek School, a one-room school house built in 1888 by Civil War veterans, opened its doors to a new generation Sunday.

The school was rededicated for educational and community use.

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Developing a birder brain

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Written by Christopher South Monday, October 20, 2014 03:37 pm

Living in the land of birding, I have been getting somewhat interested in the activity, but after taking a “bird walk,” I realized I have not even scratched the surface of birding.

The surface of birding was scratched before I got there, so I’m not paying for it.

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Library hosts glow in the dark story time

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 02:27 pm

VILLAS – Children, four and older, along with their families, are invited to a “glow in the dark story time,” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Lower Cape Branch of the County Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas.

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Church of the Advent Rummage Sale Oct. 31

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 01:58 pm

CAPE MAY – The Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Advent in Cape May will hold a Rummage Sale on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 612 Franklin Street. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, household items, linens, and books will be sold. For more information call 884-3065.

 

Five candidates address Cape May voters

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Written by Christopher South Monday, October 20, 2014 01:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Five candidates for three vacancies on the Cape May City Council addressed voters at the Cape May Elementary School, Oct. 16.

Charles Hendricks, Jerry Inderwies Jr., Shane Meier, Bea Pessagno, and John van de Vaarst are vying for seats in a race in which none of the incumbents are running for reelection.
All five candidates answered 10 questions prepared by the Taxpayers Association of Cape May, which sponsored the event. The candidates forum was moderated by Corinne Robinson of the League of Women Voters.
The first question was regarding public/private partnerships in Cape May. The question asked if the candidates believed the private partners should be subject to the same requirements as the public sector, and how the candidate would enforce it.

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Lower Township Police warn drivers ‘Buzzed driving is drunk driving'

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 10:14 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. 

The Lower Township Police Department is reminding all drivers that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking. Before you take your first sip of alcohol on Oct. 31, figure out who your designated sober driver will be. If you wait until you’re “buzzed” to make a decision, you may decide to drive.

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Cape May’s Halloween Happenings 2014 Calendar

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Oct. 10 to Nov. 2

Halloween Happenings in Victorian Cape May: Three weeks of specially-themed tours and events including Walks with the Ghostwriter, Madame Parmentier’s Psychic Teas, Scarecrow Alley, Midnight at the Physick Estate, Historic Haunts Combination Tours, Phantoms of the Physick Estate and much more to help you get into the “spirit” of the season. Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

For more information on any of the following events, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

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Lima beans were a part of life for township native

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 19, 2014 03:34 pm

Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Roy Baker grew up in a family that grew acres of lima beans, so it was no surprise that he, like a lot of kids born into farm families, started working in the fields at a young age. 

Baker and his best friend, Gary Blevin, started working in fields belonging to his uncles Charlie and Shep Taylor. The men followed their father Walter Taylor into farming when he died. The Taylor name is still attached to the No Frills Farm on Seashore Road.

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Family donates uniform of U.S.C.G. veteran

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 05:35 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Family members of the late Joseph Gaffney Sr. (1917-1992), a veteran of three branches of the Armed Services including the United States Coast Guard, donated the Coast Guard uniform he wore during his wartime service as a radioman at the World War II Lookout Tower in a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 7, that included staff members from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

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