Cape May Gazette

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Oct. 18-19

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:17 am

CAPE MAY — Lighthouses and selected museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19. Take the challenge, tour the state and visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for three centuries. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to step back in time and learn more about our state and nation’s maritime history.

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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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Grape picking with MAC at Natali Vineyards

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 12:25 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Imagine you're on a hillside in Tuscany walking amid the grapevines as the sun warms your face.

Grape Picking at Natali Vineyards will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch from noon to 2 p.m. (approximately). 

Grape Picking at Natali Vineyards features members of the public who have purchased tickets for $10 for the opportunity to harvest the vineyard right here in southern New Jersey, at Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Drive (Route 47), Cape May Court House (609) 465-0075.

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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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