Cape May Gazette

Learn to attract birds to your backyard with naturalist Pat Sutton

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:00 am

WEST CAPE MAY – The public is invited to the presentation, “backyard habitat for wildlife tips,” by local naturalist and author, Pat Sutton, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway.

The program will emphasize how to help winter birds, as well as explore practices that help or harm wildlife.

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Camping resort donates to county animal shelter

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Beachcomber Camping Resort in Cape May recently donated more than $800 along with various canned goods and pet supplies to the Cape May County Animal Shelter.

The camping resort collected donations during its 15th Annual Polar Bear and 2nd Annual Pup plunges, fall activities, an end-of-year dinner, and a donation box kept in the store all year.

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CASA volunteers meeting Jan. 22

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is seeking individuals interested in becoming volunteer court advocates for children living in foster care.

Individuals who would like to learn more can attend an upcoming information session at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the AtlantiCare Complex, 106 Court House South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. The session explains the role and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer, gives an overview of the CASA program and outlines the training requirements.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Early settlers sought whales at sea and God on land

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, January 15, 2015 01:56 pm

Three centuries ago, when times were simpler but not as convenient, groups of men spent many hours at sea looking for whales, and the rest of their time on land looking for God.

These men were appropriately called whalers when they arrived from Connecticut and Long Island in the 17th and early 18th centuries to the territory along the banks of the Delaware Bay. It was hardly a thriving municipality, just 13 dwellings.

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Cape May to be named Coast Guard Community in May

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Written by Portia Cole Thursday, January 15, 2015 05:00 am

CAPE MAY – The City of Cape May and Cape May County will be dedicated as a Coast Guard Community this spring, with a three-day celebration May 8-10 that will involve all 16 communities in the county.

The Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May is one of three critical elements for the economy here, along with tourism and fishing, said Mayor Edward Mahaney, Jr.

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Local shellfish industry on the menu at summit on Delaware River estuary

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Written by Portia Cole Thursday, January 15, 2015 03:54 am

CAPE MAY – Hundreds of environmental scientists, managers, and educators will converge on Cape May’s Grand Hotel Jan. 25-28 for the Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit.

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) will host the four-day conference within miles of the region’s leading seafood port. The summit seeks to find practical solutions for restoring the natural vitality of the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

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Seeing the freeze

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am

The jetty pointing out the concrete ship is capped with ice as temperatures reached the mid 20s on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sunset Beach in North Cape May.
The jetty pointing out the concrete ship is capped with ice as temperatures reached the mid 20s on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sunset Beach in North Cape May. The jetty pointing out the concrete ship is capped with ice as temperatures reached the mid 20s on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sunset Beach in North Cape May.

photos by Jen Marra

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On the Cover: Ice cold Cape

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am

Kyla and A.J. Ryan, 3 and 5 respectively, of Glen Mills, Pa., climb over an icy hill that was left behind after high tide as they inspect the frozen Delaware Bay with their father, Tony, on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the beach in North Cape May. Kyla and A.J. Ryan, 3 and 5 respectively, of Glen Mills, Pa., climb over an icy hill that was left behind after high tide as they inspect the frozen Delaware Bay with their father, Tony, on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the beach in North Cape May. Kyla and A.J. Ryan, 3 and 5 respectively, of Glen Mills, Pa., climb over an icy hill that was left behind after high tide as they inspect the frozen Delaware Bay with their father, Tony, on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the beach in North Cape May.

Jen Marra

   

Exhibit highlights 20-year history of Center for Community Arts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 14, 2015 03:02 pm


Cordelia Bounds, left, and Janet Eldredge Vance, right, from the same Cape May High School graduating class, share memories Feb. 23, 2006 during a panel discussion during the 2006 Center for Community Arts exhibit, Cordelia Bounds, left, and Janet Eldredge Vance, right, from the same Cape May High School graduating class, share memories Feb. 23, 2006 during a panel discussion during the 2006 Center for Community Arts exhibit, CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts is marking its 20th anniversary this year, and its 16th collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) on annual exhibits that highlight African-American life and history in Cape May.

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Cape May man charged with Collier’s burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 14, 2015 01:54 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May police have charged a local man with the burglary of Collier’s Liquor Store on Christmas Eve.

Joseph A. Monzo, 19, was arrested by Cape May police at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, according to a post on the police Facebook page. He is being charged with burglary, theft of moveable property and criminal mischief, police said.

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