Cape May Gazette

Cape May Lighthouse celebrates National Lighthouse Day on Aug. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 02:58 pm

CAPE MAY - Celebrate the majestic beacons that are America's maritime treasures - lighthouses - during National Lighthouse Day on Thursday, Aug. 7 and enjoy special family friendly activities at the Cape May Lighthouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An aid to navigation since 1859 and one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States, the historic Cape May Lighthouse is hosting a day of family friendly activities and a crafts show at the base of the lighthouse, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Hands-on, kid-friendly activities include pirate-hat making, sing-alongs and games. Meet the Cape May Lighthouse Keepers and browse among 18 crafts vendors who are setting up shop on the grounds and selling one-of-a-kind handmade goods including jewelry, photography, original artwork, nautical and nature-themed merchandise.

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Free ‘Wednesday Walks’ in August at Two Mile Beach

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 04:28 pm

Ghost Crab Ghost Crab WILDWOOD CREST - Join the Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge each Wednesday in August, at 10 a.m., for a series of free, fun and family-friendly guided walks. The Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR is located at 12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr.), in Wildwood Crest. Their first walk on Aug. 6 will introduce you to two of the most fascinating creatures to be found on New Jersey beaches: Ghost Crabs and Mole Crabs.

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Better late than never for two businesses

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, July 26, 2014 01:12 pm

Walid Abdelgawad recently opened Jo Jo Pizzeria Walid Abdelgawad recently opened Jo Jo Pizzeria CAPE MAY – Some people think Memorial Day is the start of the summer season. Others say it starts after schools are out. Many believe the season doesn’t really get going until the Fourth of July.

Starting a business after the Fourth of July, then, could either be a good move or a risky business decision depending on who you are.

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Lower Township honors retiring police officer as new patrolman joins the force

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 01:45 pm

Retiring LTPD officer William McPherson Retiring LTPD officer William McPherson LOWER TOWNSHIP - Lower Township Council and members of the Lower Township Police Department wished one officer a happy retirement and welcomed another to their ranks during a July 21 council meeting.

Mayor Michael Beck thanked Officer William McPherson for his 25 years as a Lower Township Police officer and noted that his presence in the department was going to be missed.

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Merchants say summer season going well, so far

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Written by Christopher South Friday, July 25, 2014 01:11 pm

CAPE MAY – Judging by the calendar, the summer season is flying by at a very rapid rate. In just about a week’s time it will be August, and Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer – comes right after that.
The general feeling is that the summer of 2014 is going well for local businesses.

Doreen Talley of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May said business seems to be good, especially in the evenings after the beaches close.

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Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents Al Harrison Band

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:42 pm

CAPE MAY – The Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents a night of traditional jazz on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., at VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May (609) 884-7961.

The featured performers are the Al Harrison Dixieland Band with their red hot, swinging, fun show. Check them out at www.alharrisonmusic.com . Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door – everyone is welcome. $15 CMTJS member price. Proceeds donated to Community Food Bank of New Jersey - Southern Branch to help support local needs. Free parking, cash bar, optional dinner at 4:30 p.m. Come and enjoy great Dixieland music. www.capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com . (609) 609-675-0175.

   

Knights of Columbus thanks township for support with charity music festival

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:39 pm

KofC's Louis Ginsburg thanking council KofC's Louis Ginsburg thanking council LOWER TOWNSHIP - Louis Ginsburg, of the Knights of Columbus, local council 3546, presented certificates of appreciation to the Lower Township Council and Township Manager Mike Voll during the July 23 council meeting.

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City holds hearing on Green Acres application

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:05 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May held a public hearing last week on an application for Green Acres funding for the proposed Lafayette Street Park.

Jim Rutala of Rutala Associates, a grants consultant hired by the city, said the public hearing was one of the requirements of the grant application. No one from the public commented on the application, which was previously authorized by city council.

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‘Clueless at the Physick Estate: The Death of the Party’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:55 pm

'Death of the Party' at the Physick Estate 'Death of the Party' at the Physick Estate

CAPE MAY - Feel the suspense as it unfolds around you during “Clueless at the Physick Estate: The Death of the Party.” 

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Lower Township and Egg Harbor Township men arrested in child pornography sweep

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:24 pm

Child Porn Sweep Child Porn Sweep A Lower Township man was arrested July 1 on both possession and distribution of child pornography, after authorities said they found at least 250 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

Walter Javier Vibanco, 47, was one of 14 New Jersey residents arrested in a second round of arrest in “Operation Predator Alert,” a joint operation by the state Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos, on the Internet.

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