Cape May Gazette

Celebrate the holidays with a designer home tour

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to combine a tour of the Cape May designer show house “celebrating holidays” with dinner at Cape May restaurants, with the designer show house dinner packages.

Dinner at 5:30 p.m. is followed by a show house guided tour at 7 p.m. Participating restaurants include: Sundays - The Merion Inn or Tisha’s; Mondays - Blue Pig Tavern or Tisha’s; Thursdays - The Merion Inn or Blue Pig Tavern; Fridays - Union Park or Aleathea’s.

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Community support helps decorate Historic Cold Spring Village

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 am

A wreath donated by Kate’s Flower Shop of West Cape may adorns the doorway of the 1837 Corson-Hand House.
A wreath donated by Kate’s Flower Shop of West Cape may adorns the doorway of the 1837 Corson-Hand House. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Each winter, Historic Cold Spring Village is festively decorated with the help of community members.

Supporters donate wreaths that adorn the doorways of the Village’s restored historic buildings. This year, wreaths were graciously donated by Barbara’s Sea Shell Florist, Blooms at the Country Greenery, Leona Betz, the Cape Island Questers, Cape Shore Gardens, Cape Winds Florist, Church’s Garden Center, Country Barn Florist, Stina Ferguson, Garden Greenhouse & Nursery, the Grady Family, Kate’s Flower Shop, Marie’s Flower Shop, Virginia Mueller, Marilyn Petitto, Petals Floral Design and Gifts, Secluded Acres Garden Center, and Patricia Zackey.

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Lower Township man arrested after firing gun, barricading himself inside home

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. 

The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609- 884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

   

American Legion helps two Coast Guard members

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The Stone Harbor American Legion Post 331 recently presented two Coast Guard members tickets home as part of their Home for the Holidays program.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens and Seaman Betty Sciscoe submitted their names into a fishbowl in August and were randomly selected as the winners of the American Legion’s Home for the Holidays Program.

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School referendum defeated in lopsided vote

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 03:18 pm

CAPE MAY – Voters in Lower Township, Cape May and West Cape May went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 9 and rejected a referendum asking whether Cape May should be allowed to leave the Lower Cape May Regional School District.

The vote was 5,078 against and 470 in favor, according to the Cape May County Clerk’s Office.

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$7,000 raised for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 03:07 pm

Michele Boyt, CMFD volunteer president Jim Matthews, Fire Chief Alex Coulter and Sue Lotozo. Michele Boyt, CMFD volunteer president Jim Matthews, Fire Chief Alex Coulter and Sue Lotozo. CAPE MAY – The annual Paddle Out fundraiser held in honor of firefighter Andy Boyt, who died after responding to a fire in 2011, raised $7,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

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Storm churns up overhead swell

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 02:59 pm

Bob Gleeson of Cape May drops into a wave as he takes advantage of the large waves brought in by the northeaster Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Broadway Beach in Cape May.
Bob Gleeson of Cape May drops into a wave as he takes advantage of the large waves brought in by the northeaster Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Broadway Beach in Cape May. Bob Gleeson of Cape May drops into a wave as he takes advantage of the large waves brought in by the northeaster Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Broadway Beach in Cape May.

photos by Jen Marra

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Keeping tradition at 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 02:56 pm

Alaina Stott of Sewell, right, sits with her nephews Jacob and Chase Piot, 3 and 7 respectively, in Wilbraham Park facing Perry Street waiting for the 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade to start Sunday, Dec. 7.
Alaina Stott of Sewell, right, sits with her nephews Jacob and Chase Piot, 3 and 7 respectively, in Wilbraham Park facing Perry Street waiting for the 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade to start Sunday, Dec. 7. Alaina Stott of Sewell, right, sits with her nephews Jacob and Chase Piot, 3 and 7 respectively, in Wilbraham Park facing Perry Street waiting for the 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade to start Sunday, Dec. 7. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign underway

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department will be cracking down on drunken drivers as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Continuing through Jan. 2, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort tries to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education.

“This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent," said Lt. Patrick Greene. “This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.”

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