Cape May Gazette

Dredging project to begin in Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 12, 2014 03:24 pm

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CAPE MAY – Mayor Ed Mahaney announced last week the beginning of a state dredging project that will begin in Cape May Harbor.
Mahaney said under a new formula, Cape May and the Port of Cape May would be the first entity to receive dredging under a new state contract.
“After Hurricane Sandy the state directed the DEP to look at all channels and determine which ones were in need of dredging,” Mahaney said.
In March the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced a State Channel Dredging Program, which includes Cape May Harbor and Middle Thorofare in Cape May County.

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LCMR Caper Tigers and Cape Henlopen Vikings battle for Commissioners Cup

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 12:44 pm

CAPE HENLOPEN – Cape Henlopen High School will host the Lower Cape May Regional Caper Tigers, Saturday, Sept. 13, for a 1 p.m. varsity football game. The winner claims the DRBA Commissioners Cup.

Separated by the Delaware Bay and a short trip aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the schools renewed their football rivalry in 2010. The Cape Schools hadn’t played in the regular season since the early 1980s. The host Caper Tigers beat the Vikings 25-3 in that first meeting while Cape Henlopen returned the favor on September 17, 2011, winning 32-14. That means the DRBA Commissioners Cup series is currently split 1-1.

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Coast Guard participates in multiple Patriot Day ceremonies

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 12:33 pm

CAPE MAY – Local Coast Guardsmen helped surrounding communities in South Jersey remember the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, by supporting several Patriot Day celebrations Thursday.

Coast Guardsmen from Training Center Cape May were scheduled to support three remembrance ceremonies by providing color guards, buglers or keynote speakers at the events. Each of these ceremonial services will serve as a key element to the many local remembrance ceremonies being held in the area.

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After hours water rescue in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 12:06 pm

CAPE MAY- Cape May and Coast Guard firefighters responded to a report of swimmers in distress as the annual Sept.11 remembrance service was ending near the Cove Beach.

On Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:14 p.m. the Cape May Fire Department and Beach Patrol were notified of a person in distress in the water off Jackson Street, Cape May. Firefighters from the Cape May Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard Fire Department were only blocks away as they were clearing from a Sept. 11 ceremony on Beach Ave. Units arrived on location in less than one minute.

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18th annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 11:12 am

CAPE MAY — Tempt your palette and tantalize your taste buds during the 18th annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, Sept. 12-21, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Residents and visitors can savor the local harvest, taste the area’s award-winning wines, meet master chefs, learn from beer, bourbon and wine experts, and discover the flavors that make Cape May a city renowned for its cuisine. Discover why the American Bus Association calls it a “Top 100 Event in North America” with 10 days of events that celebrate food and wine, from Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Judge may have to decide who pays for LCMR special election

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:28 pm

CAPE MAY COUNTY – County counsel Jim Arsenault said a meeting was scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 10 to discuss how the special election on dissolving the Lower Cape May Regional School District would be paid for.

At the Sept. 2 Cape May City Council meeting, Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said their attorney for the school dissolution issue, Vito Gagliardi, had provided the county clerk and county attorney with information suggesting, in the past, the regional school districts have borne the cost of a special election.

“I have seen the stuff (Gagliardi) sent me. It’s interesting, but I don’t know if dispositive,” Arsenault said, indicating he didn’t believe the information provided would affect the decision. 

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Chamber pulling out of Harbor Fest, plans new event

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:16 pm

CAPE MAY – Chamber of Commerce president Ron Goldstein announced last week that Cape May’s Harbor Fest was on the decline, and the board made the decision to pull out and start a new, Cape May-based event. 

Goldstein told chamber members that Harbor Fest had gotten away from its intended purpose, which was to showcase Cape May Harbor. He said it had become a street fair for vendors from all over.

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Scarecrow Alley at Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:03 am

CAPE MAY - Create your own scarecrow to be admired with dozens of others along "Scarecrow Alley," when the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., are transformed for Halloween and become the setting for goofy goblins and spooky specters, from Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 2. 

The 6th Annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is underway, and it's time to rally friends, family, schoolmates and colleagues, or come up with your own idea, for creating a spooky, scary or just plain silly scarecrow. Registration is free. Register your entry and compete for prizes, with an overall prize of $200 earmarked for the People's Choice Award given to the creator of the scarecrow that receives the most votes from visitors to the Estate.

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Crest man arrested for CDS after traffic stop

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 04:48 pm

CAPE MAY – A Wildwood Crest resident was arrested by Cape May police on possession and distribution of a CDS and local warrants after a traffic stop in Cape May. 

Hector E. Cruz-Rodriguez, 29, of Wildwood Crest, was initially arrested by the Cape May Police Department, Sept. 4, 3:40 p.m. on a traffic warrant from Middle Township Municipal Court and a warrant from Wildwood Municipal Court. Following his arrest police charged him with additional offenses related to his possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).
Patrolman Derrik Murphy and Patrolman Scott Krissinger’s investigation developed as they received information that two warrants existed for Hector Cruz-Rodriguez, the driver of a 1998 Honda Civic being operated on Lafayette Street near Ocean Street in Cape May.

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Adoption center needs volunteers to clean

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, September 10, 2014 01:42 pm

Animal Outreach WEST CAPE MAY – Animal Outreach is looking for a few volunteers to help keep their adoption center clean for the animals (and people) there.

Maggie Morin of the Adoption Center said they clean the facility three times per day – morning, noon, and night.

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