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Cape May Stage Presents Karen Akers in ‘Time Flies’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 10:49 am

Karen Akers Karen Akers CAPE MAY - On Monday, Aug. 11, Cape May Stage welcomes back the scintillating, Tony-nominated Karen Akers in “Time Flies,” an eclectic evening of tunes by American composers.

Featuring classic standards by composers like Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, Akers takes audiences beyond the expected with songs by artists like Cyndi Lauper and the songwriting duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Using upbeat, witty songs to show off her precise comic timing, Akers conversely exhibits a contemplative thoughtfulness in the evening’s slower numbers. A singer of graceful poignance and command Akers achieves an intimacy and closeness with her audience that can only be described as “exhilarating.”

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Lenape Nation to sign Treaty of Friendship at Cultural Day

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 10:15 am

 

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Representatives of the Lenape Nation will be landing in Lower Township on the afternoon of Aug. 16, with the Treaty of Renewed Friendship, as part of their Rising Nation River Journey, a 150-mile canoe trip that raises the awareness of the Lenape Nation, the indigenous people of the Delaware River. 

Every four years since 2002, the nation, many of whom are descendants of full-blooded Lenape people and early European settlers, have signed a partnership with various organizations and individuals in maintaining the Delaware River's clean, natural, scenic beauty, said Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Chief Shelley DePaul.
The number of those signing this nonbinding partnership, called the "Treaty of Renewed Friendship," has grown to the point where this is the first year the Lenape are canoeing down the Delaware's entire length, from Hancock, N.Y., to Sunset Beach in Lower Township.

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UPDATE: Police respond to suicide threat

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:59 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – On Wednesday, July 30, at approximately 2:05 pm, Lower Township Police received information that a 46-year-old man living in the 200 Block of Roseann Avenue in North Cape May, threatened suicide by means of a high caliber hand gun. 

Initial information was unclear whether other household members were present. Lower Township Police responded to the scene and established a perimeter. Nearby residents were evacuated for their safety.
After numerous failed attempts to make contact with the suicidal subject and a growing fear that other family members were trapped inside the residence, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, the County Regional SWAT Team, County Hostage Negotiation Team and the Office of Emergency Management, were requested for assistance.

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Jacklyn Buckingham adds grace to karaoke night

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:41 am

Jacklyn Buckingham singing karaoke Jacklyn Buckingham singing karaoke

CAPE MAY – Some people believe singing bad is a prerequisite for karaoke. Those people might be surprised when they come to Cape May, where you just might find a former or current professional singer at the microphone.
Last week, a singer named “Jackie” showed up at Terry O’ke in the Boiler Room at Congress Hall. “Jackie” is actually Jacklyn Buckingham, who is a featured singer for the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, and who has performed in her own show called “Country Divas,” held recently at the Ocean City Music Pier.
Buckingham is a native of Cape May Court House and a 2004 graduate of Middle Township High School. After high school she went to Montclair State, from which you can see the Manhattan skyline. She wanted to pursue a career in musical theater and wanted to be on Broadway.

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Women’s Advisory Board of Cottagers Association supports lifesaving station

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:57 am

CAPE MAY - The Women’s Advisory Board of the Cottagers Association of Cape May made a contribution, Wednesday, to the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center to encourage grassroots fundraising efforts needed to rebuild the 1876 Life Saving Station. 

Women’s Advisory Board Chairperson Pam Barsby presented a check for $400 to Museum President Kevin Maloney near the former site of the original Life Saving Station and long-closed magnesium plant at Sunset Beach.

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‘Sandy Shorts’ features beach reads wth local settings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:36 pm

LEWES, Del. — What do you get when you combine bad dogs, bad men, and bad luck? Great beach reads. And Sandy Shorts, a new book by Nancy Powichroski Sherman, offers just that. Stories in the book are set in the coastal towns of Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape May, Ocean City, and Wildwood. They are grouped into sections labeled “Sunny Days,” “Shifting Sands,” “Stormy Skies,” and “Starry Nights,” according to their mood. Many of the stories reference local restaurants, beaches, bars, stores, and other familiar locations. 

Nancy Powichroski Sherman is an award-winning author who especially enjoys writing beach reads.
“I love that the coastal towns of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey each have their own personalities. I was able to tap into that in the stories and create a wide variety of characters, situations, and settings,” she said.

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UPDATE: Police block off street in Lower Township

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police blocked off part of a residential street in Lower Township Wednesday after a resident called thinking a neighbor was going to harm himself.

Lower Township police, the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the Prosecutor’s Office and Cape May County SWAT were at the intersection of Deborah Lane and Roseann Avenue around 3 p.m., blocking access to part of the single-family neighborhood.

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Aviation Museum celebrates partnership with Coast Guard

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:08 pm

nasw LOWER TOWNSHIP - Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will hold a Coast Guard Celebration event on Saturday, Aug. 2. The event will celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard’s 224th birthday and also recognize Cape May County’s recent designation as an official Coast Guard Community.

The Museum will offer free admission to Coast Guard members and their families, and free shuttles will run from Pennsylvania Ave in Cape May (near Training Center Cape May) to the Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A short ceremony and cake-cutting will take place at noon.

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Police arrest two suspects from Cape May jewelry thefts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:10 pm

CAPE MAY - Baltimore County Police have taken two people into custody in connection with the theft of $25,000 worth of jewelry from Bijoux Jewelers in Lutherville, Md. The pair is also suspected in the theft of nearly $100,000 in rings from Artisan’s Alcove in Cape May on May 8.

Robert Antoine Weathers, 53, of Gwenn Oak, Md., and Robin Tracey Nelson, 50, of Baltimore, Md., were taken into custody Monday morning at the Comfort Inn in the 5800 block of Baltimore National Pike.
Weathers and Nelson are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $450,000 bail.
Baltimore County Police have identified the third suspect in the Bijoux Jewelers theft on May 13 as Stanley William Lester Gwynn, 45, of Elkridge, Md. He has been charged with theft from $10,000 to under $100,000 and is free on $100,000 bail.
The fourth suspect is an adult female that is not in police custody. Her identity is known but will not be released until she has been officially charged.

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No further reports of snake in township

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 01:46 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township police said no one has seen the large snake allegedly photographed by a homeowner on July 27.

Captain Thomas Beebe of the Lower Township Police Department said the snake was reportedly spotted on Sunday by a homeowner in the 200 block of Birch Avenue, Villas. Beebe said the homeowner took what he described as a blurry photo of the snake.

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