Cape May Gazette

Victorian Valentines, courtship and marriage

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to learn whether courtship was a career move during the Victorian era, or a romantic attachment at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Participants should bring a bag lunch to the event, and listen as Mary Stewart discusses how the young men and women of the Victorian era took courting seriously. 

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Lower Township man 'became enraged' on ride home before fatal shooting, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 19, 2015 03:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Officials said an autopsy of the Cold Springs man who was shot and killed while allegedly breaking into a home Sunday has determined he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana said in a press release Monday, Jan. 19 that the state Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the autopsy of James Weaver, Jr., 21, and that a final report is pending toxicology results.

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Classic gospel songs and dinner at Congress Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 19, 2015 02:11 pm

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to dinner and a concert of classic gospel tunes, featuring Myra Vassian, at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 1 at Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

A three-course dinner at The Blue Pig Tavern begins the evening and includes a complimentary glass of house wine. Afterward, Vassian will serenade the audience with songs from her roots in the Appalachian Mountains.

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21-year-old man shot and killed after allegedly breaking into Lower Township home

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:50 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Lower Township police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man in the Cold Spring section of the township.

The prosecutor’s office said in a release that James P. Weaver, of Cold Spring, attempted to enter a home on the 700 block of Route 109 around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. Police were responding to the scene when it was learned that the homeowner had shot Weaver after he broke through a glass door, according to the release.

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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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