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Sunset ceremony to honor those who lost lives on Sept. 11, 2001

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:47 am

 sunset flag ceremony

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Lower Township will honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 with a sunset flag ceremony on Thursday.
The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at Sunset Beach by the flag pole, located at the end of Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township.
The casket flag of Paul Pansini, a New York City firefighter who lost his life at the World Trade Center, will be flown during the ceremony.
When Pansini joined the Fire Department in 1991, he was assigned to Engine Co. 10 in Manhattan, one of the firehouses closest to the World Trade Center.

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Hiring announcement for Lower Township Police Department

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:36 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for Special Law Enforcement Officer II (SLEO II) as well as for Relief Dispatcher (Telecommunications Operator) positions.

Applicants for Special Law Enforcement Officer II should have the following qualifications: 

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County library hosts a Homeschool Social

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:54 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Cape May County Library invites families to a Homeschool Social to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

The program will take place at the Lower Cape Branch library, located at 2600 Bayshore Road in the Villas.
The Lower Cape branch library invites all families in the area who homeschool their children to a monthly social. Each month, they will explore a different subject area with stories and activities for the children. The library will also provide books for further reading, and demonstrate databases and internet sources, which can be accessed from your home computer. This is an opportunity to meet with other families who homeschool and explore the library's vast resources.
Registration is not required for this event. For additional information please contact the Children’s Room at (609) 463-6354 or visit online at www.cmclibrary.org.

 

Drive-thru prescription drug drop off in Lower

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 02:21 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Police Chief, William Mastriana recently announced that the Lower Township Police Department will once again be participating in Operation Take Back New Jersey, whereby residents can turn in any unwanted or expired prescription medicines or drugs to their local police departments. 

The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lower Township residents and visitors can turn over any unwanted or expired prescription medication they may have in their medicine cabinets.

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Former Jazz Festival board member dies

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 02:18 pm

Richard 'Rick Dee' Wisneski Richard 'Rick Dee' Wisneski

CAPE MAY - Richard R. Wisneski, known as “Rick Dee,” was a familiar voice heard most years at the former Cape May Jazz Festival events.
Wisneski, 71, of Cape May, and formerly of Pitman, and Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Aug. 3, at Cape Regional Medical Center with his daughter Jessica by his side.
Wisneski was born in Philadelphia on June 18, 1943, the son of Richard and Anne Wisneski. Wisneski was a graduate of Edison High School in Philadelphia, he principally resided in Pitman before moving to Cape May over 20 years ago.

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Christ Child Society meets

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:32 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – A meeting of the Christ Child Society of Cape May County will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at St. John of God Parish Hall, 680 Townbank Road in North Cape May.

All women of faith are invited to attend. The group is dedicated to helping local children in need of basic necessities. 

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East Lynne presents ‘Within the Law’ starting Sept. 17

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 11:48 am

East Lynne presents ‘Within the Law’ starting Sept. 17 Meredith Lark, Matt Baxter Luceno, John Cameron Weber, Patrick Hyland, Hillary Pusak, Tom Byrn, Thomas Raniszewski, Eric Stephenson, Lee O’Connor, Ken Glickfeld, and Jennifer Bissell. Not pictured are Seth James and Gayle Stahlhuth CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company will present the 1912 Broadway sensation, “Within the Law,” from Sept. 17 through Oct. 12

Running for almost two years, “Within the Law” was the most popular and financially successful play to hit Broadway in ten years. It tells the story of how a salesgirl falsely accused of stealing gets revenge.

Although considered a crime drama, playwright Bayard Veiller included humor and romance. Growing up poor in Brooklyn, Veiller spent many years as a police reporter covering crime in Manhattan before becoming a successful playwright, screenwriter, director, producer, and short-story writer.

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LT Manager explores local interest in volunteer safety squad

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 02:56 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - While law enforcement and fire departments are designed and staffed to maximize services to the community, there is always more to do. More than ever volunteerism has become a need and Lower Township officials are looking into a way for local retired firefighters and police officers to make a difference in their community.

Lower Township Manager Mike Voll wants to tap the resources in the community and see if there is any interest in forming a volunteer safety squad that would provide support services to the police and fire departments. 

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Shaine Meier files under the wire

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:37 am

Shane Meier Shane Meier CAPE MAY – Shaine Meier running for council seemed like a given. Meier has run for council twice in the last four years, and was fourth in race for three seats, and second in a race for one.

It might have been a surprise to many when City Clerk Louise Cummiskey announced during Tuesday’s council meeting that four people had filed petitions with her office, and Meier wasn’t one of them. Cummiskey didn’t know, because Meier filed his petitions after the 1 p.m. meeting started. Petitions were accepted until 4 p.m.

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Bad customer service, leave and don’t come back

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 06, 2014 11:29 am

I sometimes refer to a hospitality seminar I attended – what I don’t say is it ruined me for life.

At least nine years ago I attended a free hospitality seminar sponsored by Congress Hall. I was covering it for a news story, but I have to admit I was a little taken in by the speaker and the subject matter. Doug Lipp was a former Disney executive who talked about providing good customer service.

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