• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Last chance for fall soccer registration

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:30 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Lower Township Parks and Recreation Department is offering a fall soccer program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. For those who are interested in joining the fun, registrations have been extended until Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The program is designed to teach children the fundamentals of soccer. Practices will be held during the week according to your child’s coach’s schedule. Games will be played primarily on Saturday morning with the possibility of some evening games during the week. Children are recommended to wear cleats and they must wear shin guards to all practices and games. Please bring a drink to all games and practices as well.

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CMStage presents ‘Danger: Stay Away!’ and ‘Masters of Modern Drama’ series of staged readings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:08 am

CAPE MAY - Cape May Stage continues in its mission of producing different and thought-provoking works that stimulate, provoke and challenge audiences.
On Monday nights this fall Cape May Stage will be hosting two different series of staged readings. The first, “Danger: Stay Away!” is a continuation of last year’s successful series of the same name and tackles provocative and risqué works. The second, “Masters of Modern Drama” seeks to bring contemporary classics by prolific playwrights to the stage.
Of the readings, Producing Artistic Director Roy Steinberg said, “This provides us with a wonderful opportunity to bring audiences a set of works that go beyond our main stage productions. By having these readings, we get the chance to explore different kinds of plays and see how audiences react to them.”

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Suspicious persons call leads to CDS arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:00 pm

VILLAS – A report of suspicious persons led to the arrest of one on an outstanding warrant and possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. 

On Aug. 20, the Lower Township Police department received a report of three suspicious subjects in the 100 block of Kentucky Avenue in the township’s Villas section.

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Four arrested on CDS charges in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of four individuals for possession and distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substances on Aug. 22. 

These arrests are the result of a crime suppression operation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Lower Police Department. This operation was in efforts to target high crime areas and apprehend subjects distributing narcotics. Arrested during this operation were:

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Woman arrested for shoplifting in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 09:34 pm

Shoplifting suspect Shoplifting suspect CAPE MAY – Cape May Police arrested a woman on charges of shoplifting from several stores in Cape May.

Samantha E. Freeman, 25, of Wildwood Crest, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Aug. 23 at 1:59 p.m. on a charge related to multiple shoplifting investigations.

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UPDATE: Two arrested for theft of dropped bag

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 09:30 pm

Cape May theft suspects Cape May theft suspects

CAPE MAY – Cape May Police arrested a man and a woman charging them with theft after they picked up a bag that fell from a bicycle surrey.
Nedyalka L. Pancheva, 46, and Angel P. Angelov, 43, both of Cape May, were arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Aug. 23 at 4:26 p.m. on charges related to a theft of property belonging to a New York woman.
According to Lt. Chuck Lear of the CMPD, a woman’s bag fell from a surrey as they were riding in Cape May. A passer-by alerted them to the incident, but did not pick up the bag. The individuals searched for the bag before notifying police.
Patrolman Anthony Genaro’s investigation recovered approximately $1,600 in stolen property and cash and resulted in criminal charges against Pancheva and Angelov for the theft.

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Cape May police seeking identify of lewdness suspect

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 07:46 pm

Composite sketch of suspect Composite sketch of suspect

CAPE MAY – The Cape May Police Department is investigating a report of lewdness that occurred on Aug. 14 at approximately 5:29 p.m. near the intersection of S. Lafayette St. and Windsor St. in Cape May.

Based on witness descriptions, a composite drawing was created to help identify the unknown, unidentified actor who fled the area after being observed by the victims.

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Three injured in accident aboard Cape May-Lewes ferry

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Three people were injured onboard the MV Delaware Friday as vehicles were disembarking at the North Cape May terminal, ferry officials said.

Around 9:40 a.m., a white 2012 Ford Explorer on the port side of the ferry vessel broadsided a silver Honda Civic on the starboard side. The impact pinned the Civic against the vessel’s starboard bulkhead, according to a release.

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Discover Cape May's celestial charms atop lighthouse

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 11:32 am

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

Explore Cape May's celestial side this summer and fall at the Cape May Lighthouse, the Emlen Physick Estate and the Cherry House during full moon events and ghost hunting events that celebrate mystery and wonder, 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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Ocean City man arrested on drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:20 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police charged an Ocean City man with drug possession Wednesday after receiving a call of three suspicious subjects in the Villas.

Thomas J. Houston III, 31, was found to be in possession of various amounts of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) when he was stopped with two other people on the 100 block of Kentucky Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 20, police said. He was also charged with hindering apprehension because he gave false information to police regarding his identity.

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