Cape May Gazette

Lower police respond to 640 calls

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:00 am

ltpd LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department responded to a total of 640 calls and made 13 arrests during the week of Dec. 29 through Jan. 4, according to a press release.

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Concert at St. Barnabas Jan. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 12:00 am

VILLAS – Guitarist and singer-songwriter Tom Werkheiser will perform in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at St. Barnabas by the Bay Church, 13 W. Bates Avenue in Villas.

A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the performance. The concert is open to the public.

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Lunch and learn ‘Victorian medicine’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to bring a bag lunch at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 21, and listen as Wilma Korevaar discusses Victorian medical theories and practices - how medicine made great advances in the Victorian era but still fell a short of modern standards during a presentation at the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

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Cape May City Council swears in three new members

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Written by Portia Cole Friday, January 09, 2015 11:44 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May City Council held its reorganization meeting Thursday, Jan. 1 and brought on three new council members.

Council members Beatrice Passagno, Shaine Meier, and Jerry Inderwies Jr. were sworn in to office and will be joining the five-member council.

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Mutt Strut proceeds donated to county K-9 unit

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 11:12 am

Mutt Strut proceeds donated to county K-9 unit Mutt Strut proceeds donated to county K-9 unit CAPE MAY – Members of the Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club (CMCDOTC)  recently donated $2,359 to the Cape May County Sheriff‘s Office K-9 Unit for the purchase of protective K-9 vests.

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Cape May Brewing Co. is now ‘Jersey Fresh’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 10:40 am

Cape May Brewing Co. is now ‘Jersey Fresh’ Cape May Brewing Co. is now ‘Jersey Fresh’ LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May Brewing Company is the first brewery to carry the “Made with Jersey Fresh” label for its Honey Porter beer, according to a press release.

The beer is described as roasted with dark crystal malts that shine through in a smooth and light-bodied porter balanced by a hint of sweetness thanks to Jersey Fresh honey.

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New council majority makes big changes at first meeting

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Written by Portia Cole Friday, January 09, 2015 10:39 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The new Republican majority on Lower Township Council made sweeping changes at the Monday, Jan. 6 reorganization meeting, replacing the township manager and attorney and hiring a new engineering firm.

Mayor Michael Beck, an independent, said the decision to replace Michael Voll with an acting township manager Jim Ridgway, the assistant superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department, was a surprise to him when he saw it on the agenda. He argued that Republican members of council were not replacing Voll in the correct way.

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Cape Island Lodge 30 installs officers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 08, 2015 12:00 am

From left, (front row) James Bratten, Shelton Marsden, Dayton Umholtz, Gerald J. Sharpe, Robert H.Boyd, Anthony Fazio, Tyler Gary Coleman, (back row) Robert Heinly, Joe Andrzejczak, Kevin Farrell, Geoff Moran, John Donley and John Williams.
From left, (front row) James Bratten, Shelton Marsden, Dayton Umholtz, Gerald J. Sharpe, Robert H.Boyd, Anthony Fazio, Tyler Gary Coleman, (back row) Robert Heinly, Joe Andrzejczak, Kevin Farrell, Geoff Moran, John Donley and John Williams. CAPE MAY – Cape Island Lodge 30 in Cape May installed its 2015 officers at a Dec. 9 meeting.

Gerald J. Sharpe, Grand Master of Masons in New Jersey, was the installing officer. Robert H. Boyd was installed as Worshipful Master.

   

Explosive ordnance found in Villas dumpster inactive, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 05, 2015 01:46 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Police and the Villas Volunteer Fire Company responded to a thrift shop and blocked off streets Monday after a report of possible explosive ordnance being found in a dumpster.

Authorities responded to North End Thrift on West Weber Avenue in the Villas on the morning of Monday, Jan. 5, according to a press release. Responding officers found two pieces of explosive ordnance in a garbage dumpster behind the thrift shop, police said.

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Library hosts song circle

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 04, 2015 04:10 pm

VILLAS – The Cape May County Library invites the public to join “Song Circle for All Ages” presented by Larry Sarner.

This program will take place at 6 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month starting on Jan. 21. The program will take place at the Lower Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Road in Villas.

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