• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Meetings continue on Training Center mission

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:40 pm

Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck, Coast Guard District 5 commanding officer, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, Force Command commanding officer, and Rear Adm. James Heinz, director of Reserve and Military Personnel for the Coast Guard, listen during a Board of Advisors meeting at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., Nov. 13, 2014. The board's purpose is to review programs that impact the enlisted recruit training experience including the military, academic and physical fitness programs. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck, Coast Guard District 5 commanding officer, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, Force Command commanding officer, and Rear Adm. James Heinz, director of Reserve and Military Personnel for the Coast Guard, listen during a Board of Advisors meeting at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., Nov. 13, 2014. The board's purpose is to review programs that impact the enlisted recruit training experience including the military, academic and physical fitness programs. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY — The U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding its semi-annual meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday Nov. 13, to review and validate the vision, mission, strategic plan and purpose of recruit training.

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Charging stations for electric vehicles planned at Lewes ferry terminal

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:08 am

LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

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Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Physick Estate

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to watch as Santa and Dr. Physick flip the switch in a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Refreshments will be served, and guests can take a free self-guided tour of the estate from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Public invited to 27th annual sing-a-long

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to the 27th annual Community Messiah Sing-a-long at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, at the Cape Island Baptist Church, Columbia and Guerney streets in Cape May.

Refreshments will be served following the free program.

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LCMR track open to the community

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The track at Lower Cape May Regional is open to the community every Wednesday evening.

“It is a community and family-oriented night,” said Councilman Erik Simonsen. “It is an opportunity where anyone and everyone are encouraged to come and exercise at their own pace, whether it is walking, jogging or running on the track.”

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Boaters rescued in Delaware Bay

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 11:33 am

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

CAPE MAY — The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday, Nov. 8, from a 35-foot boat in Delaware Bay.

A boater contacted Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia on VHF marine radio at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday reporting the distress. The boater reported three people were aboard a boat that was grounded on a shoal one mile west of Cross Ledge Light. The person also stated the boat’s hull was damaged, and the boat was taking on water.

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Cape May police report quick burglary arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 10:18 am

Vincent T. Kotelnicki, age 22, of Villas, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:28 a.m. on charges related to burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Police responded to a call at 6:47 a.m. from an Elmira Street restaurant of a burglary in progress. The caller reported that while opening and entering the business she discovered a person inside, who then fled by way of the rear door, leaving behind an article of clothing. Initial investigation revealed a damaged window and stolen cash.

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Christmas traditions lecture in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 09, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to learn how Prince Albert brought Christmas traditions to England from Germany when he married Queen Victoria, and how these traditions spread to America. The lecture runs 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday Dec. 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets.

Much of what we associate with the celebration of Christmas comes from the Victorian era, including Christmas trees, Christmas cards, Christmas carols and our image of Santa Claus, according to event organizers.

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Room for history, brews and drones

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, November 08, 2014 09:30 am

DRBA works to liven up the county airport 

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Early on the first Saturday evening of November, Breakwater Road is dark and quiet, until you find the turnoff for the Cape May Brewery at the Cape May County Airport. 

Outside, cars line either side of the parking lot, while inside beer fans line up for pints of various brews with names like “Coastal Evacuation” and “Apple Bomb.” 

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Free admission to Carroll Gallery

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 08, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House to view changing exhibits that bring Cape May history to life.

Visit scenes from the Victorian era or explore Cape May’s African American heritage; reminisce on years past or become a kid again when the gallery turns into a holiday wonderland.

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