• 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

Cape May Stage continues staged reading series

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:46 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage’s Monday night reading series will continue throughout October. 

On Monday nights this fall, the company will host two different series of staged readings. The first, “Danger: Stay Away!” is a continuation of last year’s series and tackles provocative and risqué works, according to a release. The second, “Masters of Modern Drama,” seeks to bring contemporary classics by prolific playwrights to the stage.

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LTTPA signs urge ‘No’ vote on school issue

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 16, 2014 06:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Taxpayer Association has started a campaign to place signs around the township urging voters to reject questions regarding changes in the Lower Cape May Regional School District.

The first question comes on Nov. 4, asking voters if they would like to change to a per pupil funding formula rather than one based on property taxes. This is essentially the position of Cape May, and the Lower Township group would like to see the question rejected.

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Former Reagan debate advisor to speak in Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:20 pm

Martel with Reagan and a debate staffer. Martel with Reagan and a debate staffer.

CAPE MAY – President Ronald Reagan was widely known as “The Great Communicator.” Many people don’t know it was a Cape May resident who was behind Reagan’s effectiveness as a debater.
“He was a great communicator well before I met him,” Martel said. “What I thought I brought to the table was a sense of focus to the debate process as well as strategic insights. His communicative gifts were evident throughout the process and his career. I was amazed by his ability to absorb and express ideas.”
Martel will be participating with actor Robert Newman in a “Talk Back” session after the Friday, Oct. 17, performance of “Other Desert Cities,” running through Oct. 31 at Cape May Stage.

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Oktoberfest celebration at Cape May Airport

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:47 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Townbank Oktoberfest celebration will be held from Oct. 17-19 at the Cape May Airport.

The festival is a fundraiser for the Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company in Lower Township. This year’s event will include a variety of both seasonal and regular beers, live music, food, crafters, and family entertainment.

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Candidate questions over-crowded Sea Glass Festival

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:41 am

CAPE MAY – Council candidate Jerry Inderwies Jr. addressed Cape May City Council, Oct. 7, saying he heard the Sea Glass Festival was well-attended, but the building was dangerously overcrowded.

Inderwies asked who was responsible for the overcrowding at the Sept. 27 event and taking care of the problem.

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Nature Center Beach Sweep Oct. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:32 am

CAPE MAY – Why are beach sweeps so important? 

Because even though those who live at the shore know how hazardous balloons and plastic bags can be to marine life, visitors to the shore are very often less careful.
For over 30 years Clean Ocean Action has carefully tracked and cataloged the type of debris and refuse recovered during every clean up so that focused emphasis can be placed on specific items. Twenty years ago it was hypodermic needles, 10 years ago it was plastic 6-pack rings, and today it is balloons and plastic shopping bags.
The only way to remove trash and dangerous debris from our beaches and harbor is by picking it up. Consider joining the Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, for Clean Ocean Action’s biannual beach sweep. Meet at the Nature Center of Cape May at 9 a.m. – they wil

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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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