Cape May Gazette

Best Practices resolution a segue for LTMUA presentation

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 05:11 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Comments by Mayor Mike Beck regarding the township’s Best Practices policies seemed to be a harbinger of a presentation by Deputy Mayor Norris Clark leading to a resolution to investigate the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority board and another asking the board chairman and vice-chairman to resign.

The Lower Township Council meeting agenda for Monday, Oct. 20 included the council’s certification of a Best Practices Inventory, which is required yearly. Beck said the township has been doing the Best Practices Inventory for five years. The state gives the municipalities a list of criteria on which it must answer yes or no.

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CMCSSSD Education Foundation to hold 17th annual Auction Dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:23 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Tickets are now available for the Cape May County Special Services School District (CMCSSSD) Education Foundation’s 17th annual Auction/Dinner to benefit the children of the district on Friday, Nov. 14. The public is invited to attend this special event that will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The evening will start at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception that includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine until 8 p.m. followed by gourmet dining stations and delectable desserts created by the students of the Cape May County Special Services School District. There will be silent auction and live auction with John Lynch as auctioneer. Plus new this year, the duo, "Off the Wall" will perform during the cocktail hour and dinner.

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Attorney claims mayor interfered with his business

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:13 pm

CAPE MAY – Attorney Daniel Kurkowski presented Mayor Ed Mahaney with a tort claim at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, accusing the mayor of misconduct.

Kurkowski said he lost a client because Mahaney told the person not to go to Kurkowski, but instead to go to an unnamed attorney in Wildwood. 

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Halloween Happenings in Victorian Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:58 pm

CAPE MAY — Experience two more full weeks of seaside spirits as Halloween Happenings continue in Victorian Cape May, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), from Friday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 1. Get into the “spirit” of the season with the final two weeks of Halloween-themed tours and events including ghost trolley tours, spooky tours of Cape May’s original haunted house, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, psychic teas, murder mystery dinners, paranormal experiences with investigator and medium Craig McManus, and much more.

Cape May’s “original haunted house,” the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, is the setting for Phantoms of the Physick Estate. An evening tour is geared to those with a taste for terror, and a day time tour is appropriate for most children.

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LT debate schedule on PEG Channel 9

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – If you missed Candidates’ Night, you can still catch the debate from the candidates running for a seat on Lower Township Council on channel 9, the local Public Education Government Access channel (PEG). 

The League of Women Voters of Cape May moderated the event and accepted written questions from the audience for the candidates. The debate was divided into three segments with 30 minutes devoted to each of the township’s three wards. 

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DAV Flag Retirement Ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:44 pm

DEL HAVEN – On Sunday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. the Disabled American Veterans, Cape May County Chapter 44 will hold their 14th American Flag retirement ceremony.

If anyone has tattered, torn or faded flags that you would like to have put to rest in the proper manner, please contact the DAV Chapter #44, drop them off at the headquarters before this Saturday or bring them to the ceremony.

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Cape May County, City Chambers present Business and Education Partnership Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:35 pm

 Business and Education Partnership Award CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce together with the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Cape May presented a Partnership in Business and Education Award to Lower Cape May Regional High School and Curtis Bashaw of Cape Resorts Group for Innovative Instruction in Retail Marketing.

Presented on Oct. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May Installation Dinner, the award was given to recognize this unique partnership which resembles the popular television show Shark Tank. Bashaw provides classroom instruction to students in Retail Marketing and opens his businesses to them for onsite observation.

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CMPD arrest tow truck driver on theft using credit card

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:34 pm

CAPE MAY - Zachary B. Vaness, 30, of Cape May Court House, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Oct. 20 at 11:43 a.m. on charges related to theft.

Detective Joseph Walker has charged Vaness with a Theft (3rd Degree Offense) of $8,478.02 from his former employer in Middle Township. Police allege that between Aug. 5 and Oct. 13, Vaness used his position as a tow truck operator to conceal fictitious purchases within the City of Cape May on his employer’s credit card and converted the proceeds to his own personal use. 

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Lower Township Police arrest burglar

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:25 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – On Oct. 22, at about 10 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for the report of a suspicious person carrying a flat screen TV in the street. The caller confronted the man, who dropped the TV and fled the scene. Ptlm. Anzelone located the suspect on Maple Avenue within five minutes. An investigation found a home burglarized on Pennsylvania Avenue, in which a TV had been taken.

The suspect, Jesse Pentlicki, 24, of Villas, was taken into custody and charged with burglary and theft. Municipal Court Judge Thomas Hillegass set ba8il at $25,000 full cash.

 

Christ Child Card and Game Luncheon Nov. 17

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:19 pm

CAPE MAY – The Christ Child Society is sponsoring a Card and Game Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave, Cape May.

The luncheon menu will offer a choice of a Crabcake Sandwich platter or a combination Chicken, Tuna & Seafood Salad platter, and dessert and coffee or tea. Tickets are $25 and reservations can be made by calling Pat at (609) 435-5654 or Cindy at (609) 889-7730. All proceeds benefit children in need in the community.

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