Cape May Gazette

‘Sandy Shorts’ features beach reads wth local settings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:36 pm

LEWES, Del. — What do you get when you combine bad dogs, bad men, and bad luck? Great beach reads. And Sandy Shorts, a new book by Nancy Powichroski Sherman, offers just that. Stories in the book are set in the coastal towns of Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape May, Ocean City, and Wildwood. They are grouped into sections labeled “Sunny Days,” “Shifting Sands,” “Stormy Skies,” and “Starry Nights,” according to their mood. Many of the stories reference local restaurants, beaches, bars, stores, and other familiar locations. 

Nancy Powichroski Sherman is an award-winning author who especially enjoys writing beach reads.
“I love that the coastal towns of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey each have their own personalities. I was able to tap into that in the stories and create a wide variety of characters, situations, and settings,” she said.

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UPDATE: Police block off street in Lower Township

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police blocked off part of a residential street in Lower Township Wednesday after a resident called thinking a neighbor was going to harm himself.

Lower Township police, the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the Prosecutor’s Office and Cape May County SWAT were at the intersection of Deborah Lane and Roseann Avenue around 3 p.m., blocking access to part of the single-family neighborhood.

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Aviation Museum celebrates partnership with Coast Guard

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:08 pm

nasw LOWER TOWNSHIP - Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will hold a Coast Guard Celebration event on Saturday, Aug. 2. The event will celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard’s 224th birthday and also recognize Cape May County’s recent designation as an official Coast Guard Community.

The Museum will offer free admission to Coast Guard members and their families, and free shuttles will run from Pennsylvania Ave in Cape May (near Training Center Cape May) to the Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A short ceremony and cake-cutting will take place at noon.

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Police arrest two suspects from Cape May jewelry thefts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:10 pm

CAPE MAY - Baltimore County Police have taken two people into custody in connection with the theft of $25,000 worth of jewelry from Bijoux Jewelers in Lutherville, Md. The pair is also suspected in the theft of nearly $100,000 in rings from Artisan’s Alcove in Cape May on May 8.

Robert Antoine Weathers, 53, of Gwenn Oak, Md., and Robin Tracey Nelson, 50, of Baltimore, Md., were taken into custody Monday morning at the Comfort Inn in the 5800 block of Baltimore National Pike.
Weathers and Nelson are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $450,000 bail.
Baltimore County Police have identified the third suspect in the Bijoux Jewelers theft on May 13 as Stanley William Lester Gwynn, 45, of Elkridge, Md. He has been charged with theft from $10,000 to under $100,000 and is free on $100,000 bail.
The fourth suspect is an adult female that is not in police custody. Her identity is known but will not be released until she has been officially charged.

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No further reports of snake in township

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 01:46 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township police said no one has seen the large snake allegedly photographed by a homeowner on July 27.

Captain Thomas Beebe of the Lower Township Police Department said the snake was reportedly spotted on Sunday by a homeowner in the 200 block of Birch Avenue, Villas. Beebe said the homeowner took what he described as a blurry photo of the snake.

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West Cape May man arrested on ID theft charges

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:43 pm

ID theft suspect Banos-Martinez ID theft suspect Banos-Martinez WEST CAPE MAY - Delfino Antonio Banos-Martinez, 42, of West Cape May, NJ, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on July 24 at 5:29 p.m. on charges related to identity theft.

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Not changing his tune: After 10 years, karaoke host still welcoming singers

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:37 am

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CAPE MAY – Terry O’ke is 10 years old, which is pretty old in dog terms, and an incredible lifetime for a goldfish.
Terry O’ke is the brain child and business name of Terry O’Brien. The “O’ke” part comes from karaoke, which in Japanese means “without orchestra,” and is the name given for singing with recorded music.
The apostrophe in O’ke is a tribute to the Irish, as in O’Brien.
At a recent event, O’Brien had just finished a two-and-a-half hour set of Kiddie O’ke at Congress Hall that had been scheduled for two hours. He said Kiddie O’ke, the kid version of Terry O’ke, always runs over because of the demand.
“I could probably do three or four hours of Kiddie O’ke,” he said.

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Lower Township Police arrest two for drug offense

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:04 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP - On Monday, officers from the Lower Township Police Department investigated two suspicious persons seated in a vehicle at the North Cape May Wawa. 

Upon approaching the vehicle to speak with the subjects, Ptlm. Jennifer Anzelone and Special Officer Thomas Ritterhoff immediately detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from within. Further investigation revealed the two occupants, Nicholas Mazzotta, 19, who is currently employed as a food server and residing in the 400 block of Cherry Tree Lane, Green Creek, and Jocelyn Shillingford, 19, who is currently employed as a waitress and residing on the first block of Ibis Place, North Cape May, were in possession of marijuana, which was hidden in a modified soda can located in their possession, and several other items of drug paraphernalia.

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Baltimore County Police arrest two suspects from Cape May heist

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 05:52 pm

CAPE MAY - Two suspects who were wanted in connection with a jewelry theft from Artisans Alcove Estate Jewelers in Cape May have been arrested.

Baltimore County Police in Maryland have arrested Robert Weathers, 53, of Gwenn Oak, Md., and Robin Nelson, 50, of Baltimore, Md. The Cape May County Prosecutor's office identified both suspects and warrants were issued for both regarding the Cape May jewelry store theft June 5.
According to police, Weathers and Nelson have been charged in connection with several other thefts in Maryland.
In addition, Stanley Gwynn, 45, of Elkridge, Md., was arrested in connection to one of the thefts in Maryland.

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary July 14 to 20

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 04:27 pm

ltpd ltpd July 14 to 20

July 16:

Joanne K. Cox, 54, Bayridge Road, North Cape May, endangering the welfare of a child, DWI.

July 17:

Samuel A. Martin, 46, Fernwood Road, Town Bank, driving while under the influence.

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