Cape May Gazette

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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American Education Week kicks off with family visit

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 am

Parents and their children complete family trees in kindergarten.
Parents and their children complete family trees in kindergarten. CAPE MAY – Cape May Elementary School kicked off American Education Week on Monday, Nov. 17 with the families of students joining children in activities, recess and lunch.

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Aviation museum receives Kindle Community Challenge grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:38 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, located at the Cape May Airport, received more than $2,000 as part of Kindle Auto Plaza’s Community Challenge.

Announced in January by Steven Kindle, the “Honest Neighbors” 2014 campaign asked Kindle customers to allocate $100,000 in charitable contributions to the community organization of their choice through the qualifying purchase of a vehicle or automotive service.

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Congress Hall receives 35-foot Christmas tree

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:00 am


The tree is positioned on Congress Hall’s lawn to be displayed for the holiday season. The tree is positioned on Congress Hall’s lawn to be displayed for the holiday season.

CAPE MAY – The Holman family cut down a 35-foot blue spruce to Congress Hall for display over the holiday season.

The tree was planted by the Holmans 20 years ago. They always enjoyed decorating each Christmas, but it had to be cut down because it was diseased, according to a press release.

The family donated the tree to Congress Hall, and it will be used in the hotel’s tree lighting ceremony following a concert in the ballroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5.
 

 

Community will honor Charlotte Daily at tree lighting

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 04:42 pm

x x West Cape May will honor Charlotte Daily, who died earlier this year, by dedicating the lighting of the Holly Tree starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at the second annual Light the Tree event at Wilbraham Park.

Known as the Parade Lady, Daily was active in the community and ran the Christmas parade every year.

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Lower Township seeking Coastal Resiliency grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:30 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council is applying for the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program, which could bring $250,000 in federal funds to pay for projects that restore ecological systems and protect communities.

The program supports projects that reduce community’s vulnerability to the growing risks from coastal storms, sea level rise, flooding, erosion and associated threats through strengthening natural ecosystems that also benefit fish and wildlife, according to a press release. It will award more than $100 million in grants throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Small Cities grant funds ADA improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township was recently awarded $238,495 in Small Cities Public Facilities Funds from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, which will be used to complete improvements at the township’s Paul R. Will Recreation Complex.

The work will make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to grant coordinator Colleen Crippen.

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Local veterans honored

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH CAPE MAY – Victoria Manor partnered with the American Red Cross to provide their own veteran residents and other local veterans from Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 a hot breakfast complete with individual recognition.

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East Lynne presents theater scholarship to local actor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 07:00 pm

Gayle Stahlhuth / Evan Smilyk and Mark Lazar in ELTC’s recent production of “Zorro.” Gayle Stahlhuth / Evan Smilyk and Mark Lazar in ELTC’s recent production of “Zorro.” CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company recently presented Evan Smilyk with a $300 scholarship the Historic Jackson Street Neighborhood Association Scholarship Fund (HJSNA) in the Name of Bob and Toni Green.

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