• Cape May Gazette

    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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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

  • Regional

    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

  • Cape May Gazette

     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Center for Community Arts receives state arts grant

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 07:49 pm

 Local children and visitors enjoy CCA’s Kid's Art Camp for children 6-9 at Cape May City Elementary School each summer. The program is funded in part by a grant from the State Council on the Arts.
 Local children and visitors enjoy CCA’s Kid's Art Camp for children 6-9 at Cape May City Elementary School each summer. The program is funded in part by a grant from the State Council on the Arts.  CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts (CCA) in Cape May received $16,832 from the State Council on the Arts General Operating Support Grant for 2014.

Founded in 1995, CCA is a multicultural education organization whose arts and humanities programs foster creativity and community building. The grant will help support arts programs CCA offers throughout the year including Art at the Library, Youth Arts Program, the Delores Cheney Youth Arts Fair and The Great Cookie Exchange.

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'The Way We Were' exhibit continues at Carriage House Gallery 

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 05:46 pm

 Sandra Jensen,Gail Pierson,Michael Zuckerman   photo courtesy of MAC/Sandra Jensen (center), chair of the Center for Community Arts (CCA) History Committee, and Gail Pierson, CCA Board Chair (right), are congratulated by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) director Michael Zuckerman at the Jan. 20 opening of the CCA exhibit,  CAPE MAY – A free panel discussion on an exhibit of black-owned businesses in Cape May County will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.

The exhibit is also open on Sunday, Feb. 16, Monday, Feb. 17 and daily March 28-April 13. Hours vary.

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New board officers announced at Cape May Stage 

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 05:42 pm

Gail Wilsey Morrison will serve as the board president of Cape May Stage in 2014.
  Gail Wilsey Morrison will serve as the board president of Cape May Stage in 2014.  CAPE MAY – The board of directors of Cape May Stage recently elected new officers for 2014.

Gail Wilsey Morrison was elected board president with Susan Teitelman elected to serve as first vice president. Fred May was elected treasurer, Yvonne Kuemmerle was elected secretary and Stephen Miller was re-elected to serve as second vice president.

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Charles W. Sandman School Honor Roll, Second marking period 2013-14

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 01:00 am

Second marking period

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VIM celebrating 12 years of care

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 09, 2014 07:07 pm

 VIM chair Doug Burke, trustee Brenda Elliot, event chair Cynthia Harrison, clinic director Barbara Harvey and medical director Dr. Elizabeth Crowley receives a check from Sturdy Savings president Jerry Reeves. VIM chair Doug Burke, trustee Brenda Elliot, event chair Cynthia Harrison, clinic director Barbara Harvey and medical director Dr. Elizabeth Crowley receives a check from Sturdy Savings president Jerry Reeves. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Volunteers in Medicine will celebrate VIM Day from 8-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12 at Wildwood Golf & Country Club, 1170 Golf Club Road in Cape May Court House.

The breakfast is held every year on the anniversary of the opening of Volunteers In Medicine’s service to the uninsured and underserved of Cape May County. The community partnerships of churches, area businesses, civic organizations, foundations, the County of Cape May, many municipalities and individuals has been crucial to the survival of VIM and its mission, according to a press release.

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‘America’s Got Talent’ winner appearing at Convention Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 09, 2014 01:09 pm


Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., The No Vacancy Orchestra  Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., The No Vacancy Orchestra

CAPE MAY – The winner of season six of “America’s Got Talent,” Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and the No Vacancy Orchestra, will bring the sounds of Sinatra to Cape May Convention Hall.

The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Tickets are $30.

Before Murphy showed up to audition for “America's Got Talent,” he was washing cars. He sang to pass the time. Since wowing the judges with his interpretations of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Landau has released his Columbia Records debut "That's Life" and performed all over the country.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Was Goody Garlick a witch, and did she come to Cape May?

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 08, 2014 04:00 pm

Conflicts occasionally arise in reviewing the facts of history, as in the case of whether Abe Lincoln did or did not visit Cape Island on July 31, 1849 before it became Cape May.

A new issue of far less significance but of fascinating interest has developed in the research of the cape’s history that flashes back to the late 17th century. The protagonist is a woman identified as Elizabeth Garlick who, one account says, came to the cape with her husband years after things got hot for her in Long Island where she could have been burned at the stakes for practicing witchcraft.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ series through February

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 08, 2014 01:00 am

 ‘Lunch and Learn’ series through February ‘Lunch and Learn’ series through February

CAPE MAY – The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities’ (MAC) Lunch and Learn series of four informative talks on popular topics of history, culture, science and the arts will continue this month.

The first talk was held Wednesday, Feb. 5 on “The Truth about Nuclear Power.”

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