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    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

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    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

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     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Crest Savings Bank sponsors Victorian Family Fair

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Crest Savings Bank is sponsoring the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities’ (MAC) Victorian Family Fair on Saturday, June 28.

The event will take place on the grounds of the Physick Estate and will feature craft vendors, live music, entertainment, living history characters and food, according to a press release.

 

‘David and Goliath story’ goes before zoning board

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Written by CHRISTOPHER SOUTH Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:08 am

CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain access to the four guest parking spaces behind her business.

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Council members slam Simonsen’s claims of ‘illegal or unethical’ conduct

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, April 09, 2014 09:30 pm

Divide along party lines on Lower Township Council

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A councilman’s reimbursement for paying Facebook for advertising the township’s Facebook page is at the center of a controversy on township council.

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Two council members say they’re not running for reelection

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Written by CHRISTOPHER SOUTH Wednesday, April 09, 2014 09:16 pm

CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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Meet the artists reception in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 03:00 pm

 Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.
 Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.  CAPE MAY – Local artists Anita Roth and John Safrit will hold a meet the artists reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Splash art gallery, 513 Carpenter’s Lane in Cape May. Light refreshments will be served.

Roth, of Cape May, has won awards for her photography and was asked to create an image for the North American Sea Glass Association’s annual festival to be held at the Cape May Convention Center this fall. She has been photographing sea glass for many years and has perfected her technique using a macro lens to capture unique images.

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Autistic have ‘hopes and dreams’ like everyone else, says local teen

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:24 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Fourteen-year-old Jacyn Pisieczko addressed Lower Township Council Monday with clarity and conviction, telling them what it is like to live with autism.

“When I think something, it can very quickly exit my mouth. I am not trying to be rude – I am working on that,” Pisieczko said. “I sometimes have difficulty in social situations and making friends, but I continue to try to learn.

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Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:23 pm

 Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

“I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this project has been in the works for a number of years, but there’s a need to make sure everyone has all of the information.”

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Beach Theatre loan 83 percent paid

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:22 pm

CAPE MAY – The Beach Theatre Foundation (BTF) has paid back 83 percent of a $100,000 economic development loan it borrowed from the city in an attempt to save Cape May’s last movie theater.

BTF board treasurer Bernie Haas said the organization gave its last report to the city on Jan. 13, saying they had paid back $83,250.

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