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    ERMA – Cory Damiana and Gene Zebrowski officially accepted scholarship offers to play college sports Tuesday afternoon.

    The two Lower Cape May Regional seniors signed National Letters of Intent during a ceremony held at the Board of Education offices on the high school’s campus.

    Damiana, one of the best wrestlers in school history, accepted a two-thirds athletic and academic scholarship to wrestle at Division I Hofstra University. Damiana went 123-24, was a three-time district champion, three-time state qualifier and multi-year Cape-Atlantic League all-star during…

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    Governor vetoes salary increases for DRBA employees

    TRENTON — The Delaware River and Bay Authority and Gov. Chris Christie disagree on how DRBA employees should be compensated. 

    The DRBA issued a statement Tuesday saying the governor vetoed a resolution that would have given a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment to union and nonunion employees.

  • Regional

     An oil painting, “Cape May Harbor Fishing Fleet,” by John Safrit.  Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.

    CAPE MAY – Local artists Anita Roth and John Safrit will hold a meet the artists reception from…

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    A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow)With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning…

  • Weather

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraFor the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for…

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    CAPE MAY — The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k racecourse on Saturday, May 10. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Registration and check-in is at 7:15 a.m.; Race is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per person. Contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508.

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    Dave Pacevich is a very organized high school track coach when it comes to maintaining and updating records. That’s in part because these days it seems he has to update those records almost every time his Lower Cape May Regional High School girls program competes.

    Quinn Bithell is a major reason why. The versatile sophomore already owns or shares six program records in a variety of events.

    Bithell and her teammates set three new records at the recent Buena Relays. Bithell, Destiny West, Lizzy Sulecki and Suzanne Beteta set a new program mark…

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    VILLAS — Police arrested a man they allege punched an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.
    On April 15, at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Desoto Avenue, Villas, for a report of a disorderly male subject. Upon arriving at that location, Special Officer James Collins encountered Alexander Vosper, 21, an unemployed male who resides in the 4700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Wildwood. Vosper was actively involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified male who was still on scene.

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    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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LCMR student honored for volunteer service

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:51 pm

LCMR student honored for volunteer service  LOWER TOWNSHIP – A student at Lower Cape May Regional High School has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Joshua Frederick, 17, of Villas, is a volunteer at North Cape Center Nursing Home and teaches ju-jitsu classes at the Lower Township Recreation Center. The high school nominated him for the honor in the fall in recognition of his volunteer service.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Early cape preacher lost much, but not his faith

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:35 pm

Fifty-five years after the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church was founded, a pastor arrived who has become an important part of Colonial history for his missionary work with American Indians and for his attempts to convert them to Christianity.

The Rev. John Brainerd, who filled a vacancy at the now 300-year-old church during the winter of 1769-1770, has gone down in history as having given his days and nights to the temporal and spiritual good of the American Indians.

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Peter Pan musical flying onto LCMR stage

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:34 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Regional High School will present “Peter Pan the Musical” at 7 p.m. on March 21-22 and 4 p.m. on March 23.

The musical tells the story of Peter Pan and Wendy, the clanking of swords of furious rivals, the quivering plank of the “Jolly Roger,” the magical power of a hidden kiss, the sparkles of pixie dust, pirates, and an alligator that ticks.

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‘Reluctant Dragon’ at West Cape May Elementary School

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 01:00 am

  
The cast from another ELTC-guided performance at West Cape May Elementary School, Photo credit: Gayle Stahlhuth / The cast from another ELTC-guided performance at West Cape May Elementary School,  WEST CAPE MAY — Students will perform "The Reluctant Dragon" 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St.

The play is to be performed by 15 students under the direction of East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, assisted by Sally Bingham and Lee O'Connor. The script is based on the Kenneth Grahame classic about a poetry-loving dragon and the youngsters who protect him against the townsfolk, and St. George, the famous dragon slayer.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Two local churches have prevailed for centuries

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, February 21, 2014 07:44 pm

While the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church proudly celebrates its 300th anniversary this year it could look back to almost two years ago when the Baptist Church of Cape May Court House marked its 300th birthday and established the claim to be the oldest church in Cape May County.

The Baptists, who celebrated their milestone by publishing a glossy 168-page coffee table book of text and photos about their history, started their local church on June 24, 1712. Two years later, about ten miles to the south in Lower Township, came the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, its precise date of charter clouded by the passage of time.

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Police seize 46 bags of heroin in Villas home

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 20, 2014 02:54 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a Lower Township man with distribution of heroin.

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Regional SWAT Team raided the home of Jerry Murphy, 58, on the 100 block of Tampa Ave. in the Villas on Friday, Feb. 14. They found 46 bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant there, according to a release.

Cash from the sale of heroin was also discovered in the home, according to the county prosecutor’s office.

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Motion in the ocean

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, February 20, 2014 01:00 am

 Motion in the ocean Jack Bosna of Cape May rides low as the wave starts to curl Friday, Feb. 14 at Grant Street beach in Cape May. A smaller swell stuck around for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, after a northeaster storm came through on Thursday, Feb. 13, bringing in perfect waves for surfing. For more photos see Page 13.  Jack Bosna of Cape May rides low as the wave starts to curl Friday, Feb. 14 at Grant Street beach in Cape May. A smaller swell stuck around for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, after a northeaster storm came through on Thursday, Feb. 13, bringing in perfect waves for surfing. 

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Local veteran to be honored

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 08:42 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation will honor veteran Spyros Spyropoulos of Lower Township at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the St. John Neumann Parish, St. John of God Church, 680 Town Bank Road in Lower Township.

Fr. Ernest Soprano, Rev. Jeffrey Elliot, Rabbi Jeffrey Lipshultz, Chaplain Eamon McGraw, Fr. Miles Barret, Four Chaplains board member Brian McEwin and others will participate in the service.

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