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Musical adventures

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Musical adventures Musical adventures photos by Jen Marra

Lower Cape May Regional High School students rehearse Tuesday, March 17, for their upcoming spring musical performance “Mary Poppins” in the Paul W. Schmidtchen Theater. The popular film by Walt Disney based on the stories of P.L. Travers are brought to life on stage in the musical co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Original music and lyrics were written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and new songs with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

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LCMR business students recognized for simulation performance

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:25 pm

The total awards from H&R Block to Lower Cape May Regional High School business students and classes reached $27,500, including a $20,000 scholarship check awarded to sophomore Taina Mercado.   
The total awards from H&R Block to Lower Cape May Regional High School business students and classes reached $27,500, including a $20,000 scholarship check awarded to sophomore Taina Mercado. ERMA – Business classes at Lower Cape May Regional High School were the recipients of cash awards and scholarships from H&R Block, Tuesday, March 17.

Taini Mercado, a sophomore in the culinary program, won a $20,000 scholarship based on her participation in the National H&R Block Budget Challenge Personal Finance Simulation. According to LCMR business teacher Mike Wilson, Mercado was ranked 22 out of 11,200 students in the simulation. He said of the multiple simulation start dates, Mercado is in the top 66 of over 30,000 students nationwide.

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‘Dino’mite students

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 18, 2015 06:30 pm

Dinosaurs were alive and roaring in this David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School kindergarten class. Students have been creating fossils out of clay and making hats with spikes. The dinosaur nest is the classroom’s favorite feature where children can read during “Read Across America.” Dinosaurs were alive and roaring in this David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School kindergarten class. Students have been creating fossils out of clay and making hats with spikes. The dinosaur nest is the classroom’s favorite feature where children can read during “Read Across America.” Dinosaurs were alive and roaring in this David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School kindergarten class. Students have been creating fossils out of clay and making hats with spikes. The dinosaur nest is the classroom’s favorite feature where children can read during “Read Across America.”

 

Former Cape May cop sues over alleged anti-gay behavior

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, March 18, 2015 03:00 pm

CAPE MAY – Former Cape May police officer Steven Pascal is suing the City of Cape May, Capt. Robert Sheehan, and 25 unnamed others in a complaint filed with Superior Court, Sept. 3, 2013.

Pascal claims he was harassed and ultimately terminated from the police department because he was openly gay.

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Singer-Songwriter goes coast to coast for keynote performers

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, March 18, 2015 02:47 pm

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Patty Larkin CAPE MAY – Singer-Songwriter Cape May has gone coast to coast to find keynote and featured performers for the eighth annual music conference.

Not a music festival, but a conference where singer-songwriters can learn more about their craft, SSCapeMay is being held on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28.

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Township praises Shore Animal Control for winter patrols

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Manager Jim Ridgway recently recognized Shore Animal Control for its hard work this winter.

During the months of January and February, Shore Animal Control responded to 90 calls from concerned Lower Township residents. Eleven of those calls were to check on the welfare of animals, according to a press release.

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CM police report lewdness incident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:52 am

cmpd CAPE MAY - The Cape May Police Department reported that on March 15, at 5:19 p.m. there was a lewdness incident on the 1200 block of New Jersey Avenue. The suspect fled the scene in a four door black sports utility vehicle. The Cape May Police Department is asking the public to report any suspicious activity and to also attempt to record license plate numbers of suspicious vehicles. The police department advises residents not to pursue or engage a potential suspect.

 

Michele Sonner reception planned at Splash

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to meet jewelry designer Michele Sonner at an artist reception and trunk show, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at the Splash gallery in the Washington Street Mall.

Sonner will be available to discuss her designs, and there will be door prizes as well as refreshments.

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Theft investigation leads to drug arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a North Cape May woman with possession of heroin after responding to investigate a debit card theft.

Lower Township police were called to the 100 block of Sunnyside Drive in North Cape May on Monday, March 16 to investigate a debit card theft, according to a press release. Police responded to the same area two hours later for a family dispute, and discovered Ashley Molisani was the suspect of the debit card theft, according to police.

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Nelson named MAC Volunteer of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 am

Jeanne-Andrée Nelson of Palermo has been named MAC’s March Volunteer of the Month.
Jeanne-Andrée Nelson of Palermo has been named MAC’s March Volunteer of the Month. CAPE MAY – Jeanne-Andrée Nelson of Palermo has been named the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for March.

MAC Chief Outreach Officer Mary Stewart nominated Nelson for writing MAC's Murder Mystery Dinners every year, which she does as a volunteer. For the last 10 years, Nelson has written a new original story. She writes the script then puts the play into production with her dramatic corps for MAC's Murder Mystery Dinners, held at various times of the year.

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