Cape May Gazette

Cape May’s Sorantino shot her way to the top

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 03, 2014 10:12 pm

Cape May’s Sorantino shot her way to the top Cape May’s Sorantino shot her way to the top

CAPE MAY – Diane Sorantino, who retired as Cape May’s Chief of Police on Jan. 1, shot her way to the top, but not as a police officer.

“I’m very thankful for that,” Sorantino said.

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Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School Honor Roll First marking period 2014-15

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 05:26 pm

Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School Honor Roll
First marking period

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Local girl proving ‘Kids Kan’ change the world

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, December 03, 2014 04:17 pm

Annika Marks, second from right, stands with some friends before collecting donations at the West Cape May Christmas Parade last year.

Annika Marks, second from right, stands with some friends before collecting donations at the West Cape May Christmas Parade last year.

Donations being collected at West Cape May Christmas Parade

WEST CAPE MAY – Annika Marks’ non-profit group, Kids Kan, has the motto “Kids can change the world.” Since she was 7 years old, Marks has been trying to do just that in her little corner of it.

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Cape May students go back to colonial times

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:02 am

Practicing how to write with a quill was one of the stations set up in Madeline Hunter’s fifth-grade classroom. From left are Mia Feulner, Derek Lopez, Alexandra Bruno, Elijah Jackson and Nicholas Hall.
Practicing how to write with a quill was one of the stations set up in Madeline Hunter’s fifth-grade classroom. From left are Mia Feulner, Derek Lopez, Alexandra Bruno, Elijah Jackson and Nicholas Hall. CAPE MAY – Madeline Hunter’s fifth-grade class at Cape May City Elementary School has been studying colonial times. Last week, students had to try and identify artifacts from that time period and created and explored through activities.

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East Lynne accepting nonperishable items for food closet

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company is accepting nonperishable items for the Cape May Food Closet.

Canned soups, vegetables and fruit, boxed pasta, paper towels, shampoo, bar soap, toilet paper, dish soap, and detergent are needed. Any canned food items will be accepted, as long as they have current and future expiration dates.

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Students awarded for perfect attendance

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 03:51 pm

Michelle Bennett and Leonard Wilmore from Cape May Kiwanis recently talked to the students at Cape May City Elementary School about the Bringing Up Grades (BUG) incentive program. Michelle Bennett and Leonard Wilmore from Cape May Kiwanis recently talked to the students at Cape May City Elementary School about the Bringing Up Grades (BUG) incentive program. Michelle Bennett and Leonard Wilmore from Cape May Kiwanis recently talked to the students at Cape May City Elementary School about the Bringing Up Grades (BUG) incentive program. The Kiwanis organization supports the students at the school through special programs such as the BUG Award Program, K-Kids Program and Conversation Comrades each year. Here, first- through third-grade students with perfect attendance for the first marking period show their special certificates.

   

Cape May students explore magnetism and machines

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 03:49 pm

Liam Reich explains to Mary Jordan the properties of magnetism as Mia Feulner and Naada Moustafa look on.x Liam Reich explains to Mary Jordan the properties of magnetism as Mia Feulner and Naada Moustafa look on. CAPE MAY – Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in the Program for Academic and Creative Enrichment (PACE) at Cape May City Elementary School set up a physics “Exploritorium” to encourage other students to explore and learn about motion, forces, and energy. The PACE students gave talks and demonstrations, and provided hands-on activities in four main areas: magnets, electricity, sound, and simple machines.

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Coasties find rest and relaxation at local homes

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Written by Christopher South Monday, December 01, 2014 12:15 pm

Recruits talk on the phone during Operation Fireside Recruits talk on the phone during Operation Fireside CAPE MAY – About 190 Coast Guard recruits got a break from military structure, Thanksgiving Day, as they were hosted in homes and service organizations for the holiday. 

Operation Fireside, which is a coordinated effort between the American Red Cross and the Coast Guard’s Training Center-Cape May, allows the recruits to relax for a day, call home, eat a home-cooked meal, and in some cases, enjoy the feel of carpet under their feet.

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State requires costly fire escape at Physick House

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – New state demands for fire protection at the 135-year-old historic Emlen Physick House in Cape May have created a potential financial crisis that the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities is hoping to alleviate with contributions from the public.

Addition of a fire escape to the three-story building is estimated to cost between $150,000 and $300,000, which would deplete MAC’s Legacy Fund started 13 years ago to meet emergency demands. This will be the first time MAC has had to turn to the fund and it will leave it virtually empty.

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Frog tale leads to the Cape

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, November 29, 2014 08:55 am

Newly named species expected to be found at Cape May Point State Park 

The recently named Atlantic Coast leopard frog makes its home throughout the Northeast, and in New Jersey from Cape May Point to the Meadowlands. (photo courtesy New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) The recently named Atlantic Coast leopard frog makes its home throughout the Northeast, and in New Jersey from Cape May Point to the Meadowlands. (photo courtesy New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) A tiny frog living in wetlands from Connecticut to North Carolina didn’t realize it was undiscovered.

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