• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Volunteering is free, the rewards are priceless

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 01:00 pm

CAPE MAY – The great aviator and WWII hero Jimmy Doolittle once said, “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” 

New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May needs volunteers. The Center simply can not exist nor carry on its critically important role of fostering environmental awareness in Cape May without volunteers. Not sure how you can help? Don’t have the right training? All they need are people who are willing to help; they need volunteers. Ask them - they’ll show you how you can assist with: Center reception, store sales, managing inventory, answering phones, greeting the public; Computer maintenance and data entry, graphic design;

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Man found unconscious behind the wheel, OD suspected

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:22 am

VILLAS — Police used Narcan to revive a man found unconscious and unresponsive behind the wheel of an idling vehicle at the intersection of St. John’s Avenue and Bayshore Road at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

When Patrolman Michael Iames arrived, he found the man in the driver’s seat. A female passenger had placed the vehicle in park and called for help before Iames arrived, according to police.

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Police: Woman stabs self on Bayshore Road

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 09:06 am

VILLAS —A woman who was threatening to stab a dog turned the knife on herself after police arrived Sunday afternoon.

Lower Township Police responded to a report of a woman carrying a knife and trying to stab a dog about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 on Bayshore Road, according to police. Officers found the woman at the intersection with Carolina Avenue.

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Cape May Stage presents a talk-back with Reagan’s Debate Advisor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 12:39 pm

Myles Martel (R) and Pres. Ronald Reagan Myles Martel (R) and Pres. Ronald Reagan CAPE MAY – On Friday, Oct. 17, Cape May Stage presents an opportunity to hear Myles Martel, debate advisor to President Ronald Reagan, speak about his time working for the president.

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November jazz festival features mix of entertainers

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 12, 2014 04:01 pm

Rene Marie will headline at the jazz festival Rene Marie will headline at the jazz festival CAPE MAY – Forgive Michael Kline, executive producer for the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival, if he seems a little excited about this November’s lineup. It’s just that this year’s mix of entertainers includes the young and old, local entertainers and those from other parts of the country, and the addition of a fourth main stage show.

This festival, Nov. 7-9, will feature The Cookers followed by Jon Batiste on Friday night, and Rene Marie opening for Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express on the main stage on Saturday.

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Council considering new towing, LSV regulations

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, October 11, 2014 03:57 pm

CAPE MAY – It’s not a car show, but Cape May City Council is looking at regulations for a certain types of wheeled vehicles in the city.

City Council tabled an ordinance on tow truck services in Cape May in order to review the entire ordinance. The governing body also got a look at a sample ordinance regulating the rental of low speed vehicles (LSV) in Cape May.

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More monarchs seen this migration season

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, October 11, 2014 07:00 am

Often a common sight at the shore in the fall, monarch butterflies cling to goldenrod blossoms on a windy day near the beach. Last year, there were few of the insects to be seen coming through the county,  but this year more have been spotted, according to data collected on the Jersey Cape. (photo by Bill Barlow) Often a common sight at the shore in the fall, monarch butterflies cling to goldenrod blossoms on a windy day near the beach. Last year, there were few of the insects to be seen coming through the county, but this year more have been spotted, according to data collected on the Jersey Cape. (photo by Bill Barlow) After last year’s dismal showing, monarch butterflies are back in Cape May County, according to data collected by the Monarch Monitoring Project.

The project counts the number of monarchs seen by a single observer in a car driving slowly along a route starting at Higbee Beach in Lower Township, just south of the Cape May Canal, and continuing five miles through Cape May Point, passing a variety of habitat. 

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Wichterman says city prevailed in court

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 10, 2014 03:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said the city’s special attorney for the regional school district dissolution effort prevailed in court again.

“The cost for the special election will be born by the regional school,” he said.

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Best theatre experience south of New York

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 09:48 am

CAPE MAY – Come out Oct. 14 and see for yourself why Cape May is challenging New York as the theatre capital of the East Coast.

So what if Cape May doesn’t have quite as many theater companies, or the biggest names, but most agree it has better restaurants, a much friendlier city, more eclectic accommodations…and best of all, the theater is close and local. Plus, Cape May has the ocean.

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Public questions architect’s findings

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 09, 2014 04:06 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Architect Dan Shousky was present at Monday’s Lower Township Council meeting to answer questions about the Public Safety Building (PSB) and the proposed new facility.

The proposed construction of a new PSB on Bayshore Road has been stalled because there are not enough votes on council to pass a bond ordinance for the project.

Shousky said in 2011 a committee was formed to look at the current PSB located in the Cape May Airport complex.

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