• 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

Cape May Wine Trail set Dec. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 03:02 pm

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to the Cape May Wine Trail, Saturday, Dec. 27, from noon to 5 p.m. Spend the afternoon visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the flavors of each.

Lunch starts the tour at The Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., and then visitor will take the trolley shuttle to the Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery and the Willow Creek Winery, where they’ll learn about viniculture and visit the tasting rooms.

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Aviation museum receives Kindle Community Challenge grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:38 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, located at the Cape May Airport, received more than $2,000 as part of Kindle Auto Plaza’s Community Challenge.

Announced in January by Steven Kindle, the “Honest Neighbors” 2014 campaign asked Kindle customers to allocate $100,000 in charitable contributions to the community organization of their choice through the qualifying purchase of a vehicle or automotive service.

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Celebrate the holidays with a designer home tour

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to combine a tour of the Cape May designer show house “celebrating holidays” with dinner at Cape May restaurants, with the designer show house dinner packages.

Dinner at 5:30 p.m. is followed by a show house guided tour at 7 p.m. Participating restaurants include: Sundays - The Merion Inn or Tisha’s; Mondays - Blue Pig Tavern or Tisha’s; Thursdays - The Merion Inn or Blue Pig Tavern; Fridays - Union Park or Aleathea’s.

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Lower Township seeking Coastal Resiliency grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:30 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council is applying for the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program, which could bring $250,000 in federal funds to pay for projects that restore ecological systems and protect communities.

The program supports projects that reduce community’s vulnerability to the growing risks from coastal storms, sea level rise, flooding, erosion and associated threats through strengthening natural ecosystems that also benefit fish and wildlife, according to a press release. It will award more than $100 million in grants throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Small Cities grant funds ADA improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township was recently awarded $238,495 in Small Cities Public Facilities Funds from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, which will be used to complete improvements at the township’s Paul R. Will Recreation Complex.

The work will make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to grant coordinator Colleen Crippen.

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‘Christmas in Wisconsin’ at East Lynne Theater Co.

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

Gayle Stahlhuth in East Lynne Theater Company's  Christmas in Wisconsin. 
 Gayle Stahlhuth in East Lynne Theater Company's Christmas in Wisconsin CAPE MAY – East Lynne Theater Company artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth will appear as Calliope Marsh, the storyteller of Zona Gales’ “The Great Tree” and “Human,” in “Christmas in Wisconsin” at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May.

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MAC holds their annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

 

Tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 08:31 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Rotary Club will shine a light on the holiday season beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 when the township’s Christmas tree will be illuminated.

The event has been a community tradition for over 10 years, according to Claudia Kammer, secretary of Lower Township Rotary Club.

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Officials urge no vote on Dec. 9 school referendum

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council members are urging residents to vote no on the school referendum set for Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Defeating the referendum will save taxpayers from a significant tax increase and support Lower Cape May Regional High School, according to a press release from the township.

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Hospitality Day set for Dec. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:32 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to celebrate the holiday season with a whole day of hospitality at participating businesses from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5.

In past years, the event had been kept to a short time in the evening. But as the popularity grew, the members of the Lower Township Chamber of Commerce decided to expand the hours and the locations for the eighth annual event.

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