Cape May Gazette

Cape May’s lone LCMR board member urges no vote on school dissolution

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:33 pm

sundstrom lawn signs CAPE MAY – Don’t accuse Harry “Bud” Sundstrom of not following his conscience.

Cape May’s only member on the Lower Cape May Regional Board of Education, Sundstrom opposes the city’s efforts to dissolve the regional school district and change the funding formula.

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Project Medicine Drop boxes being installed

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 01:45 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Project Medicine Drop is an initiative involving the installation of "prescription drug drop boxes" at participating New Jersey police departments and the Lower Township Police Department has a drop box in the lobby of the department. 

For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop boxes can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects. The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. Consumers wishing to dispose of these objects should speak with their doctors or pharmacists to find the safest and best ways to dispose of them. It should also be noted that consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications.

   

Enjoy the Fall Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by MAC

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:55 pm

CAPE MAY - November ushers in the cooler days of autumn in Cape May but it's warm inside. Enjoy the Fall Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside Cape May Convention Hall.

More than 40 vendors come to Cape May during the Fall Arts & Crafts Show to sell hand-made crafts and novelties, seasonal decorations, gift items and more, including Shadow Cat Jewelry, of Mt. Laurel, with handmade jewelry in sterling silver and semi-precious stones; BB Arts & Crafts, of Sicklerville, offering hand-crafted wood pieces with heat-resistant gloss finish and hand-cut and exotic wood inlays;

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Cape May Police Department’s ‘Operatoin Reassurance’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 04:14 pm

CAPE MAY – The Cape May Police Department offers the Reassurance Program to residents of Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point who are elderly, disabled, live alone, or face other challenges that put them at increased risk in their homes. Participation in the program is completely voluntary and there is no cost to residents. 

Members of the Reassurance Program call a designated telephone number at the Cape May Police Department on a daily basis, generally between 5 and 10 a.m. and give their name to the police dispatcher. If the resident has not called in by 10 a.m. a call is placed to his/her residence. If no contact is made by telephone, a police officer is sent to the residents’ home to ensure that they are okay. If the responding officer has reason to believe that the reassurance resident is home and for some reason unable to answer the telephone or unable to come to the door, the police officer will make entry into the home.

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TPA asks mayor to post forum video on city website

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 29, 2014 02:38 pm

CAPE MAY – The Taxpayers Association of Cape May sent a letter to Mayor Ed Mahaney asking him to post on the city’s website a video he had made of TPA’s Candidates Night on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Mahaney hired Just Right TV to record the event because he was attending a Cape May County Chamber of Commerce installation dinner at Convention Hall at the same time. Mahaney said, as a voter, he wanted to see what the five City Council candidates had to say.

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Physick Estate's Carriage House Gallery renamed "Carroll Gallery"

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:46 pm

 

CAPE MAY - The Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., was renamed "The Carroll Gallery" in a dedication ceremony Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. to honor dedicated Cape May historic preservationists, nationally renowned bed & breakfast industry experts, and long-time friends of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), Tom and Sue Carroll.

Over 100 friends and supporters paid tribute to Tom and Sue Carroll in the ceremony on Friday, Oct. 10 in the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, under the tent. Speakers included MAC Director Michael Zuckerman, Curtis J. Bashaw, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Cape Advisors and Cape Resorts Group, and MAC Board President Mary McKenney.

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Lower Council urges ‘No’ vote on school funding questions

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 26, 2014 03:17 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – There is a lot of disagreement on Lower Township Council these days, but all members urged township voters to vote “No” on the upcoming ballot questions.

The call for voting down one question on the Nov. 4 ballot and the lone question on a Dec. 9 special election ballot was sparked by a resolution paying an additional $600 to Wyns Contracting LLC, a consultant on the school issue.

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Scout Nate Holloway has made a difference

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 02:02 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – The public is invited to the dedication of Family Promise’s new outdoor play area at the Family Promise Day Center, 500 Townbank Road, Lower Township, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. 

Earlier this year, prospective Eagle Scout Nate Holloway chose Family Promise as the site for his Eagle Scout project. Since opening a year ago, the Day Center has been in dire need of a backyard play area for children in the program. 

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Warm Coats, Warm Hearts: LT coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 11:33 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township employees are delving into their closets for gently-worn coats and jackets to send to families and individuals in need. 

The winter weather is fast approaching and those temperatures get dangerously cold for families and individuals who don’t have the resources to buy a warm coat. Instead of letting those coats sit unused in a closet or get tossed in the trash, Lower Township is donating warm coats and jackets for men, women and children to help prepare for the cold weather.
After the success of the shoe drive held in Lower Township Hall, Manager Mike Voll wanted to motivate the township employees to continue their generosity.

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Best Practices report given to CM council

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 05:12 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Chief Financial Officer Neil Young gave City Council a review of the annual Best Practices Inventory required by the state’s Office of Local Government Services.

City manager Bruce MacLeod said the survey has been required for the last five years and unfavorable responses can lead to the state withholding aid. MacLeod said the final 5 percent of state aid is held back prior to the completion of the survey.

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