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    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

  • Regional

    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

  • Cape May Gazette

     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Tour de Cape May bike ride

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

 CAPE MAY – The Tour de Cape May bike ride will take place on Saturday, May 31. Riders can pedal 10 or 20 miles ride. The event is a ride, not a race, so any bike will do as participants pedal along at their own pace.

The ride begins at 8 a.m. at the Cape May Lewes Ferry parking lot. Pre-registration is $10 or $15 on the day of the ride. Registration includes a free T-shirt and a drawstring bag or wristband.

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East Lynne Theater Company holding summer student workshop

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

 
One of East Lynne Theater Company's past student summer workshop productions. One of East Lynne Theater Company's past student summer workshop productions.  CAPE MAY – Applications are available for the East Lynne Theater Company's Summer Student Workshop. Students will perform "The Dancing Princesses" based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm.

The last seven productions, "Alice in Wonderland," "The Little Princess," "Hans Brinker," "Connecticut Yankees in Queen Guenever's Court," "Little Women," "Storybook Theater," and "1,001 Arabian Nights," were performed by students in front of standing-room only audiences. This year, twelve students ages 11-16 will have the opportunity to work with ELTC's professional staff, including Sally Bingham, who is heading up this year's workshop.

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Cape May Community News

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Bus trip to D.C.

The Macedonia Baptist Church in Cape May will sponsor a bus trip to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 12. The trip includes a tour of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, tour of botanical gardens and cherry blossoms. Cost is $80. For more information, call Florence at 609-884-4538 or Alice at 609-884-4812.

Song Circle

A song circle and sing-along will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at Cape May City Library. The event is free. No talent necessary. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Shore Grand Slam set for April 21

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 07:57 pm

 CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts will hold its Shore Grand Slam at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 21 at Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Playhouse, corner of Lafayette and Bank streets in Cape May.

Winners of the Storytelling, Poetry Slams and Bull Slams from the Winter Slam Series will compete for the grand prize. The theme for this event is “Once Upon A Time…”

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Father and son charged with motor vehicle theft

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 02:57 pm

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a father and son with theft of a motor vehicle and other offenses.

John McHugh, 54, and his son Christopher, 31, were arrested Monday, March 31 after an investigation by Lower Township police.

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Easter egg hunt set for Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 06, 2014 10:30 am

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CAPE MAY – The Kiwanis Club of Cape May will sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt in conjunction with the City of Cape May at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 19 on the grounds of the Cape May Elementary School playground, Lafayette Street in Cape May.

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Easter Fashion Stroll planned April 20 in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 06, 2014 09:00 am

CAPE MAY – Shrug off that winter coat and let your spring style shine at Cape May’s annual Easter Fashion Stroll on Sunday, April 20.

The Washington Street Mall serves as the runway where contestants of all ages can model their Easter finery. Mall merchants will celebrate the event with ribbons, prizes, treats and gift certificates.

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Dale Gerhard to speak at the Nature Center April 8

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:23 pm

CAPE MAY — Atlantic City Press photographer Dale Gerhard is the guest speaker at the next Harborside Chat at the Nature Center stating 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.

The Chats are held at the Charlotte Van Leer Todd Education Hall overlooking Cape May Harbor at 1600 Delaware Ave. Admission is free although donations are requested. Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information contact the Center at 609-898-8848.

   

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