Cape May Gazette

Township preparing for winter storm

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 10:30 am

Check on seniors, bring pets indoors, and stay off roadways

LOWER TOWNSHIP – According to the National Weather Service, a winter nor’easter is likely to bring snow, high winds and areas of coastal flooding to much of Southern New Jersey by Monday night into Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has also projected heavy snowfall accumulation in much of the area. Snowfall and high winds are expected to last through Monday night and go into Tuesday.
“Weather forecasts don’t always get it righ, but this storm looks like it is bringing some snow to our area,” said Lower Township Manager Jim Ridgway. “Lower Township is preparing for a significant amount of snow. The plows and personnel are ready.”
Ridgway said the Township has 20-plus pieces of equipment ready to deal with the forecasted snow, including plows and loaders.
Besides a last minute trip to the grocery store and a check for shovels, Ridgway suggested that residents keep a physical list of emergency numbers, make sure mobile devices are charged and vehicles have a full tank of gas. If travel conditions become hazardous, use common sense decisions to stay safely off the road.
Lower Township officials asked residents to be mindful of seniors and disabled residents in your neighborhood that may need additional help.
In the event of an emergency, the Lower Township Police Department can be reached at (609) 886-1619.
Shore Animal Control would also like to remind residents to please bring pets indoors during these hazardous weather conditions. Residents can call animal control for assistance at (800) 351-1822.

 

Cape May to host four theater companies this year

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:08 pm

CAPE MAY – All the world’s a stage, William Shakespeare wrote a long time ago, and Cape May will be too this summer when the city adds another theater company within its boundaries.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities has announced that it will host the REV Theatre Company for a series of outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” at the Physick Estate. That brings the number of live theater companies that will perform concurrently at various venues in the city to four.

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Lower Township police administer Narcan in suspected overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 22, 2015 03:32 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said they administered an overdose antidote to a woman in North Cape May on Wednesday, Jan. 21, bringing her out of an unresponsive state.

Police received a call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman at a home on the 3000 block of Bayshore Road around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 21, according to a press release. Patrol officer Kaitlin Black arrived on the scene with the Lower Township Rescue Squad and found the woman unconscious and observed her to have shallow breathing, police said.

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CCA celebrates 20-year anniversary

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 22, 2015 01:21 pm

Eugene Dempsey of West Cape May looks over photos in the “Center for Community Arts Celebrates 20 Years of History” exhibit Monday, Jan. 19, at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May. Eugene Dempsey of West Cape May looks over photos in the “Center for Community Arts Celebrates 20 Years of History” exhibit Monday, Jan. 19, at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May. CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts (CCA) has made a tradition of creating exhibits on display for Black History Month. This year, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, CCA is the subject of the exhibit, which opened on Monday, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Set in the newly renamed Carroll Gallery at the Physick Estate, the annual exhibit has been a longtime partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

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Build it and backyard birds will come, says local naturalist

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Written by Portia Cole Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:00 am


photo by Pay and Clay Sutton/
Learn to create a backyard habitat to attract birds such as these Northern Cardinals with naturalist and author Pat Sutton. A free program will be offered to the public from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway.
photo by Pay and Clay Sutton/ Learn to create a backyard habitat to attract birds such as these Northern Cardinals with naturalist and author Pat Sutton. A free program will be offered to the public from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway. WEST CAPE MAY – Pat Sutton, who has studied the natural world for over 30 years, will give her insight and advice on attracting backyard birds during a program Friday, Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway.

 “Common Backyard Birds Attracted by Backyard Habitat — Create it and they will come – with Emphasis on How We Can Help Winter Birds” will be offered free to the public 6:30-8 p.m. Free pizza will also be served at 6 p.m.

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Lower Township swears in three new officers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:00 am


Three new police officers were set to be sworn in at the Lower Township Council meeting Wednesday. The officers, Jordan Saini, Shawn Lafferty, Jr., and Anthony Micciche, are all Lower Cape May Regional High School graduates.
Three new police officers were set to be sworn in at the Lower Township Council meeting Wednesday. The officers, Jordan Saini, Shawn Lafferty, Jr., and Anthony Micciche, are all Lower Cape May Regional High School graduates. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Three new full-time police officers were set to be sworn in at the Wednesday, Jan. 21 meeting of Lower Township Council.

The officers recently completed 22 weeks of training at the Cape May County Police Academy, according to a release from the township. They will each receive at least four months of field training with a designated field training officer.

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Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor’s office says

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Written by Portia Cole Wednesday, January 21, 2015 04:55 pm

Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor’s office says Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor’s office says Disposing of prescription drugs seen as key for parents

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Cape Assist held a “Parents in the Know” workshop at Lower Cape May Regional High School last week, instructing residents on how they can keep their children and other loved ones away from prescription drugs and heroin.

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Crafts and collectibles in winter

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place when the region’s craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items and more. 

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15. Cost is $2. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

   

Cape May wine trail

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to visit Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of the beverages from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14.

The tour begins with lunch at The Mad Batter, and then participants will board a trolley to Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards.

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Chocolate lover’s feast in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to indulge in nine courses of chocolate creations at the Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May, at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15.
Cost is $35. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org.

   

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