Cape May Gazette

Street signs with Ivy League names pilfered

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 16, 2014 02:48 pm

CAPE MAY POINT – The Borough of Cape May Point had six street signs and one stop sign stolen over the July 4 weekend, Commissioner Bob Mullock reported.

Mullock, who serves as the director of Public Works, said the stop sign was replaced immediately. 

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New Jersey a leader in parasailing safety

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:53 pm

Gazette Reporter Christopher South parasailing for a story. Gazette Reporter Christopher South parasailing for a story. CAPE MAY – “New Jersey is the safest place to parasail in the country,” said Andy Barber, owner of East Coast Parasail in Cape May.

Barber said New Jersey was the first of two states in the nation to regulate parasailing, the second being Virginia, which used New Jersey’s statute as a model.

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary – June 30 to July 6

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:12 pm

ltpd June 30:

Stanley J. Matthews, 42, E. New York Ave., Villas, simple assault.

July 1:

Walter Javier Vibanco, 48, Leaming Ave., North Cape May, possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography. 

July 2:

Christopher R. Britton, 26, Heather Lane, Erma, driving while under the influence.

Vincent A. DiFilippo, 24, Cedardale Ave., Villas, possession of drug paraphernalia, contempt of court.

Christal L. West, 27, W. New York Ave., Villas, simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia.

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MAC: Discover Cape May's otherworldly charms

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 12:46 pm

CAPE MAY - Have you ever heard an EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) or seen an orb? Have you ever seen the full moon from atop the Cape May Lighthouse?

Use the equipment the professional ghost-hunting enthusiasts use and explore Cape May's "other side" this summer at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and the Cherry House, a private home built in 1849, during ghost hunting events sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Add to the thrill of ghost exploration by choosing an evening under the light of the full moon, where the deepened shadows awaken the spirits and heighten the excitement.

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Big Wave Burrito serving up live music with open mic

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:18 am

Cameron family at open mic Cameron family at open mic CAPE MAY – Big Wave Burrito has been known for its hefty burritos packed full of ingredients, but they are also becoming known for live music in the form of a regular Thursday night open mic.

Mickey Chew and his wife, Kate Delany Chew, added music to the menu several years ago, and their open mic has already gone through a few changes.

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Cape May Stage’s Resident Intern Company presents ‘Savage in Limbo’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 03:49 pm

Cape May Stage Resident Intern Company Cape May Stage Resident Intern Company CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage puts the spotlight on fostering the careers of young theatre artists. On Monday, July 21 at 2 p.m., the Resident Intern Company of Cape May Stage presents John Patrick Shanley’s “Savage in Limbo.” Taking place in a seedy neighborhood bar in the Bronx, a group of dejected individuals seeks relief from the tedium of everyday life. Riddled with dry humor and quick wit, Shanley’s work depicts the desperation and loneliness of these characters as they seek to forge meaningful connections in an often-meaningless world.

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Bad weather swamps Cape May fireworks

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:15 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May’s fireworks, after being postponed from July 4 to Sunday, July 6, did not survive the short trip out of the inlet due to 8 to 10-foot seas.

Jack Moran, owner of SeaTow, said his company was hired to tow the barges containing the fireworks to its designated position off Congress Street Beach. However, he said the 25 mph wind coming out of the south and an outgoing tide created a problem for the barges.

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Retired cop, fire chief pick up petitions for council

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:59 am

CAPE MAY – Rusty Chew, who ran for mayor in 2012, has picked up petitions to run for one of three Cape May City Council seats up for election Nov. 4.

On Tuesday, City Clerk Louise Cummiskey said Jerry Inderwies Jr., who retired June 1 as the chief of the Cape May Fire Department, had also picked up petitions.

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Friends of the Physick Estate trip to see ‘Downton Abbey’ costume exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:31 pm

Downton Abbey costumes Downton Abbey costumes

CAPE MAY – Due to popular demand, the Friends of the Physick Estate are hosting a second bus trip on Wednesday, Aug. 13 for members of the public to visit the nationally renowned Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Del., and see a special exhibit featuring actual costumes from the Masterpiece Theater series “Downton Abbey.” 

The trip includes a guided tour of the museum’s main rooms. Visitors can also view the museum’s Campbell Soup Tureen Collection and other gallery exhibits, stroll the beautiful gardens, and visit the museum shops. A highlight of the trip is a special exhibit featuring original costumes from one of the most popular public television series in history, “Downton Abbey.” The first Friends’ trip on May 14 to see this special exhibit was very popular and sold out quickly.

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Cape May City Council turns down street opening request

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Written by Christopher South Monday, July 07, 2014 10:48 am

CAPE MAY – With Mayor Ed Mahaney taking the lead, Cape May City Council denied a request for a street opening on a street paved in 2011.

City Manager Bruce MacLeod said once a street is repaved there is a five-year moratorium on opening the pavement. A street opening on a road under that moratorium requires approval from city council.

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