Cape May Gazette

Big Wave Burrito serving up live music with open mic

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:18 am

Cameron family at open mic Cameron family at open mic CAPE MAY – Big Wave Burrito has been known for its hefty burritos packed full of ingredients, but they are also becoming known for live music in the form of a regular Thursday night open mic.

Mickey Chew and his wife, Kate Delany Chew, added music to the menu several years ago, and their open mic has already gone through a few changes.

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Cape May Stage’s Resident Intern Company presents ‘Savage in Limbo’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 03:49 pm

Cape May Stage Resident Intern Company Cape May Stage Resident Intern Company CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage puts the spotlight on fostering the careers of young theatre artists. On Monday, July 21 at 2 p.m., the Resident Intern Company of Cape May Stage presents John Patrick Shanley’s “Savage in Limbo.” Taking place in a seedy neighborhood bar in the Bronx, a group of dejected individuals seeks relief from the tedium of everyday life. Riddled with dry humor and quick wit, Shanley’s work depicts the desperation and loneliness of these characters as they seek to forge meaningful connections in an often-meaningless world.

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Bad weather swamps Cape May fireworks

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:15 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May’s fireworks, after being postponed from July 4 to Sunday, July 6, did not survive the short trip out of the inlet due to 8 to 10-foot seas.

Jack Moran, owner of SeaTow, said his company was hired to tow the barges containing the fireworks to its designated position off Congress Street Beach. However, he said the 25 mph wind coming out of the south and an outgoing tide created a problem for the barges.

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Retired cop, fire chief pick up petitions for council

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:59 am

CAPE MAY – Rusty Chew, who ran for mayor in 2012, has picked up petitions to run for one of three Cape May City Council seats up for election Nov. 4.

On Tuesday, City Clerk Louise Cummiskey said Jerry Inderwies Jr., who retired June 1 as the chief of the Cape May Fire Department, had also picked up petitions.

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Friends of the Physick Estate trip to see ‘Downton Abbey’ costume exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:31 pm

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CAPE MAY – Due to popular demand, the Friends of the Physick Estate are hosting a second bus trip on Wednesday, Aug. 13 for members of the public to visit the nationally renowned Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Del., and see a special exhibit featuring actual costumes from the Masterpiece Theater series “Downton Abbey.” 

The trip includes a guided tour of the museum’s main rooms. Visitors can also view the museum’s Campbell Soup Tureen Collection and other gallery exhibits, stroll the beautiful gardens, and visit the museum shops. A highlight of the trip is a special exhibit featuring original costumes from one of the most popular public television series in history, “Downton Abbey.” The first Friends’ trip on May 14 to see this special exhibit was very popular and sold out quickly.

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Register early for Cape May’s Beachfront Run

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:07 am

CAPE MAY – There’s no time like the present to sign up for the 31st Annual Cape May Beachfront Run to be held on Saturday, Sept. 20. The run features, certified two-mile and five-mile courses along the beautiful Cape May beachfront. Runners have access to three rest stations (stocked with bananas and bottled water) before and after both races. All runners receive T-shirts, and both races award overall and age-group trophies as follows: for the 5 miler, the first three men, first three women, first three in age groups and the team title; for the 2 miler, the first male, first female, and top two in age groups.

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Cape May City Council turns down street opening request

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Written by Christopher South Monday, July 07, 2014 10:48 am

CAPE MAY – With Mayor Ed Mahaney taking the lead, Cape May City Council denied a request for a street opening on a street paved in 2011.

City Manager Bruce MacLeod said once a street is repaved there is a five-year moratorium on opening the pavement. A street opening on a road under that moratorium requires approval from city council.

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Bicycle and pedestrian safety a summer concern

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 02:48 pm

CAPE MAY – Every summer the streets of Cape May and the surrounding area are crowded with traffic as vacationers flock to the Jersey shore for fun in the sun. 

The Cape May Police Department’s Officer Tony Genaro has ver his 12 years with the CMPD, he is used to the change that comes over Cape May in the summer and the areas of concern; such as crosswalks. “It seems there is still some confusion,” Genaro said. “Some people think they should be able to walk out into a crosswalk and vehicles should stop.”

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Family Promise of Cape May Sunset Cruise

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:07 pm

CAPE MAY - A fun night on the water, all in support of a great cause.

Come aboard the Spirit of Cape May on July 15, for Family Promise’s 7th annual “Sunset Cruise.” This popular fundraiser sells out quickly and the $50 (per person) tickets must be purchased in advance. Begin boarding at 6 p.m. at the Miss Chris Marina; the Spirit departs at 6:30 p.m. sharp for a two-hour cruise. Includes Hors’d’oeuvres, cash bar, Chinese auction, and the smooth island sounds of Billy Bittman, live on steel drums. Call 846-7862 for information and ticket sales.

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Congress Hall Festival Chorus a community event with long-distance connections

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:02 pm

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CAPE MAY – Congress Hall has a Cape May community choir that performs every Christmas and July 4, but the roots of the chorus are in New York City.
Myra Vassian, the chorus’s director, still lives in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and works in Manhattan most of the time. She runs a private studio there teaching her own students, and she teaches three classes in the evening division (continuing education) at the Julliard School. Vassian was also the choir director at The City Church (NYC) until the church closed its doors.
While the church and its choir were still going, Congress Hall owner Curtis Bashaw was a member of the choir.
“Curtis invited me to start a chorus at Congress Hall,” Vassian said.

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