Cape May Gazette

Artists and antiques in the park Aug. 16

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 03:13 pm

WEST CAPE MAY – Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., local and regional artists and antique dealers will be in Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, to display and sell their goods. Wilbraham Park is at the corners of Broadway, Sunset and West Perry. This shaded park is a lovely backdrop to artwork depicting the Cape May area and some international destinations. This show benefits the West Cape May History committee and admission is free. Call Diane Flanegan at (609) 884-9325 for more information.

 

UPDATE: Police respond to suicide threat

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:59 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – On Wednesday, July 30, at approximately 2:05 pm, Lower Township Police received information that a 46-year-old man living in the 200 Block of Roseann Avenue in North Cape May, threatened suicide by means of a high caliber hand gun. 

Initial information was unclear whether other household members were present. Lower Township Police responded to the scene and established a perimeter. Nearby residents were evacuated for their safety.
After numerous failed attempts to make contact with the suicidal subject and a growing fear that other family members were trapped inside the residence, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, the County Regional SWAT Team, County Hostage Negotiation Team and the Office of Emergency Management, were requested for assistance.

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Jacklyn Buckingham adds grace to karaoke night

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:41 am

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CAPE MAY – Some people believe singing bad is a prerequisite for karaoke. Those people might be surprised when they come to Cape May, where you just might find a former or current professional singer at the microphone.
Last week, a singer named “Jackie” showed up at Terry O’ke in the Boiler Room at Congress Hall. “Jackie” is actually Jacklyn Buckingham, who is a featured singer for the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, and who has performed in her own show called “Country Divas,” held recently at the Ocean City Music Pier.
Buckingham is a native of Cape May Court House and a 2004 graduate of Middle Township High School. After high school she went to Montclair State, from which you can see the Manhattan skyline. She wanted to pursue a career in musical theater and wanted to be on Broadway.

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Lower Township Police arrest two for drug offense

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:18 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP - On Monday, officers from the Lower Township Police Department investigated two suspicious persons seated in a vehicle at the North Cape May Wawa. 

Upon approaching the vehicle to speak with the subjects, Ptlm. Jennifer Anzelone and Special Officer Thomas Ritterhoff immediately detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from within. Further investigation revealed the two occupants, Nicholas Mazzotta, 19, who is currently employed as a food server and residing in the 400 block of Cherry Tree Lane, Green Creek, and Jocelyn Shillingford, 19, who is currently employed as a waitress and residing on the first block of Ibis Place, North Cape May, were in possession of marijuana, which was hidden in a modified soda can located in their possession, and several other items of drug paraphernalia.

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Women’s Advisory Board of Cottagers Association supports lifesaving station

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:57 am

CAPE MAY - The Women’s Advisory Board of the Cottagers Association of Cape May made a contribution, Wednesday, to the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center to encourage grassroots fundraising efforts needed to rebuild the 1876 Life Saving Station. 

Women’s Advisory Board Chairperson Pam Barsby presented a check for $400 to Museum President Kevin Maloney near the former site of the original Life Saving Station and long-closed magnesium plant at Sunset Beach.

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‘Sandy Shorts’ features beach reads wth local settings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:36 pm

LEWES, Del. — What do you get when you combine bad dogs, bad men, and bad luck? Great beach reads. And Sandy Shorts, a new book by Nancy Powichroski Sherman, offers just that. Stories in the book are set in the coastal towns of Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape May, Ocean City, and Wildwood. They are grouped into sections labeled “Sunny Days,” “Shifting Sands,” “Stormy Skies,” and “Starry Nights,” according to their mood. Many of the stories reference local restaurants, beaches, bars, stores, and other familiar locations. 

Nancy Powichroski Sherman is an award-winning author who especially enjoys writing beach reads.
“I love that the coastal towns of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey each have their own personalities. I was able to tap into that in the stories and create a wide variety of characters, situations, and settings,” she said.

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UPDATE: Police block off street in Lower Township

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police blocked off part of a residential street in Lower Township Wednesday after a resident called thinking a neighbor was going to harm himself.

Lower Township police, the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the Prosecutor’s Office and Cape May County SWAT were at the intersection of Deborah Lane and Roseann Avenue around 3 p.m., blocking access to part of the single-family neighborhood.

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Coast Guard Training Center hosts third Sunset Parade of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:04 pm

CAPE MAY – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its third Sunset Parade of 2014, which will honor the Coast Guard Foundation, Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m.

Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. Additionally, visitors will be able to enjoy several patriotic songs sung by the Cape Harmonaires Barber Shop Chorus prior to the start of the event.

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Aviation Museum celebrates partnership with Coast Guard

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:08 pm

nasw LOWER TOWNSHIP - Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will hold a Coast Guard Celebration event on Saturday, Aug. 2. The event will celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard’s 224th birthday and also recognize Cape May County’s recent designation as an official Coast Guard Community.

The Museum will offer free admission to Coast Guard members and their families, and free shuttles will run from Pennsylvania Ave in Cape May (near Training Center Cape May) to the Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A short ceremony and cake-cutting will take place at noon.

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Police arrest two suspects from Cape May jewelry thefts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:10 pm

CAPE MAY - Baltimore County Police have taken two people into custody in connection with the theft of $25,000 worth of jewelry from Bijoux Jewelers in Lutherville, Md. The pair is also suspected in the theft of nearly $100,000 in rings from Artisan’s Alcove in Cape May on May 8.

Robert Antoine Weathers, 53, of Gwenn Oak, Md., and Robin Tracey Nelson, 50, of Baltimore, Md., were taken into custody Monday morning at the Comfort Inn in the 5800 block of Baltimore National Pike.
Weathers and Nelson are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $450,000 bail.
Baltimore County Police have identified the third suspect in the Bijoux Jewelers theft on May 13 as Stanley William Lester Gwynn, 45, of Elkridge, Md. He has been charged with theft from $10,000 to under $100,000 and is free on $100,000 bail.
The fourth suspect is an adult female that is not in police custody. Her identity is known but will not be released until she has been officially charged.

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