Cape May Gazette

Register early for Cape May’s Beachfront Run

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:07 am

CAPE MAY – There’s no time like the present to sign up for the 31st Annual Cape May Beachfront Run to be held on Saturday, Sept. 20. The run features, certified two-mile and five-mile courses along the beautiful Cape May beachfront. Runners have access to three rest stations (stocked with bananas and bottled water) before and after both races. All runners receive T-shirts, and both races award overall and age-group trophies as follows: for the 5 miler, the first three men, first three women, first three in age groups and the team title; for the 2 miler, the first male, first female, and top two in age groups.

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Cape May City Council turns down street opening request

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Written by Christopher South Monday, July 07, 2014 10:48 am

CAPE MAY – With Mayor Ed Mahaney taking the lead, Cape May City Council denied a request for a street opening on a street paved in 2011.

City Manager Bruce MacLeod said once a street is repaved there is a five-year moratorium on opening the pavement. A street opening on a road under that moratorium requires approval from city council.

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Bicycle and pedestrian safety a summer concern

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 02:48 pm

CAPE MAY – Every summer the streets of Cape May and the surrounding area are crowded with traffic as vacationers flock to the Jersey shore for fun in the sun. 

The Cape May Police Department’s Officer Tony Genaro has ver his 12 years with the CMPD, he is used to the change that comes over Cape May in the summer and the areas of concern; such as crosswalks. “It seems there is still some confusion,” Genaro said. “Some people think they should be able to walk out into a crosswalk and vehicles should stop.”

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Family Promise of Cape May Sunset Cruise

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:07 pm

CAPE MAY - A fun night on the water, all in support of a great cause.

Come aboard the Spirit of Cape May on July 15, for Family Promise’s 7th annual “Sunset Cruise.” This popular fundraiser sells out quickly and the $50 (per person) tickets must be purchased in advance. Begin boarding at 6 p.m. at the Miss Chris Marina; the Spirit departs at 6:30 p.m. sharp for a two-hour cruise. Includes Hors’d’oeuvres, cash bar, Chinese auction, and the smooth island sounds of Billy Bittman, live on steel drums. Call 846-7862 for information and ticket sales.

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Congress Hall Festival Chorus a community event with long-distance connections

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:02 pm

Photo by Frank Scott Photo by Frank Scott
CAPE MAY – Congress Hall has a Cape May community choir that performs every Christmas and July 4, but the roots of the chorus are in New York City.
Myra Vassian, the chorus’s director, still lives in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and works in Manhattan most of the time. She runs a private studio there teaching her own students, and she teaches three classes in the evening division (continuing education) at the Julliard School. Vassian was also the choir director at The City Church (NYC) until the church closed its doors.
While the church and its choir were still going, Congress Hall owner Curtis Bashaw was a member of the choir.
“Curtis invited me to start a chorus at Congress Hall,” Vassian said.

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Excuse me, but your dryer is calling

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:18 am

'Smart' dryers at South Jersey Marina 'Smart' dryers at South Jersey Marina CAPE MAY – Imagine you are sitting on the back of your boat in the marina, enjoying a cold libation, chatting with other boaters.

One of your fellow boaters gets a text alert on his phone, reads it and says, “I’ll be right back.”

“Who is it, your kids?”

“No, it’s the dryer, my clothes are done,” he says.

South Jersey Marina has four washers and dryers in its laundry room. Patrons can use a credit card to pay for the load, then scan a Quick Response (QR) symbol with your smart phone and it will send you a text, tweet or email to let you know when the laundry cycle finishes.

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary, edition of July 2

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:35 pm

ltpd June 25:

Terry L. Gift, 48, E. Pacific Avenue, Villas, driving while under the influence, driving while drivers license/registration suspended.

June 26:

Dawn J. Williams, 49, E. Weber Avenue, Villas, simple assault.

June 27:

Edward J. Smith, 67, N. Feathering Road, Media, Pa., driving while under the influence.

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Photography Club of Cape May photo exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:05 am

CAPE MAY – The Photography Club of Cape May is holding a photo exhibit daily through July 9 at Mad Batter Restaurant on Jackson Street.

The Chalfonte Hotel’s King Edward Bar, 301 Howard St.. has three seasonal photo exhibits running now through mid October. The exhibits are free.

   

CG training center hosts 'Perfect Storm' presentation

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:01 am

CAPE MAY ¬– The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will host a presentation by Cmdr. Bill Moeller (USCG Ret.) at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 13.

Moeller will discuss the inside story of the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa's 1991 rescue effort of a downed Air National Guard helicopter crew, an event featured in Sebastian Junger's book "The Perfect Storm" and the film of the same name. Having served as a junior officer aboard the Tamaroa at the time, Moeller will share his eye-witness account of this harrowing event.

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New exhibit opening at SOMA NewArt Gallery

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, July 01, 2014 02:14 pm

New painting by Sean Taylor at SOMA NewArt Gallery New painting by Sean Taylor at SOMA NewArt Gallery CAPE MAY - SOMA NewArt Gallery is pleased to announce our third art exhibition of the 2014 Season, featuring two Solo exhibits: “Chasing Rainbows” new paintings by artist Sean Taylor, and “Rural Life” new paintings by artist Greg Bennett, Exhibiting in Gallery One and Two, SOMA welcomes Taylor back for his seventh consecutive show at SOMA. Taylor’s new work is a return to painting Cape May landscapes, and the imagery it invokes. Using the horizon as his focus point, Taylor finds challenges in the juxtaposition of the huge open sky and how it meets the land.

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