Cape May Gazette

Library hosts glow in the dark story time

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 02:27 pm

VILLAS – Children, four and older, along with their families, are invited to a “glow in the dark story time,” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Lower Cape Branch of the County Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas.

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Church of the Advent Rummage Sale Oct. 31

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 01:58 pm

CAPE MAY – The Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Advent in Cape May will hold a Rummage Sale on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 612 Franklin Street. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, household items, linens, and books will be sold. For more information call 884-3065.

   

Five candidates address Cape May voters

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Written by Christopher South Monday, October 20, 2014 01:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Five candidates for three vacancies on the Cape May City Council addressed voters at the Cape May Elementary School, Oct. 16.

Charles Hendricks, Jerry Inderwies Jr., Shane Meier, Bea Pessagno, and John van de Vaarst are vying for seats in a race in which none of the incumbents are running for reelection.

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Lower Township Police warn drivers ‘Buzzed driving is drunk driving'

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 10:14 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. 

The Lower Township Police Department is reminding all drivers that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking. Before you take your first sip of alcohol on Oct. 31, figure out who your designated sober driver will be. If you wait until you’re “buzzed” to make a decision, you may decide to drive.

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Cape May’s Halloween Happenings 2014 Calendar

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Oct. 10 to Nov. 2

Halloween Happenings in Victorian Cape May: Three weeks of specially-themed tours and events including Walks with the Ghostwriter, Madame Parmentier’s Psychic Teas, Scarecrow Alley, Midnight at the Physick Estate, Historic Haunts Combination Tours, Phantoms of the Physick Estate and much more to help you get into the “spirit” of the season. Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

For more information on any of the following events, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

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Lima beans were a part of life for township native

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 19, 2014 03:34 pm

Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Roy Baker grew up in a family that grew acres of lima beans, so it was no surprise that he, like a lot of kids born into farm families, started working in the fields at a young age. 

Baker and his best friend, Gary Blevin, started working in fields belonging to his uncles Charlie and Shep Taylor. The men followed their father Walter Taylor into farming when he died. The Taylor name is still attached to the No Frills Farm on Seashore Road.

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Family donates uniform of U.S.C.G. veteran

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 05:35 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Family members of the late Joseph Gaffney Sr. (1917-1992), a veteran of three branches of the Armed Services including the United States Coast Guard, donated the Coast Guard uniform he wore during his wartime service as a radioman at the World War II Lookout Tower in a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 7, that included staff members from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

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Sadly, ‘War To End All Wars’ was no such thing

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:50 pm

Soon Cape May and its neighbors will revive a national holiday that history has revised from its original intent 95 years ago.

Today it is known as Veterans Day, but then it was called Armistice Day. It originally was celebrated on Nov. 11 because it was on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the armistice was signed ending World War I. Later, when it became a national holiday, the date was moved to the fourth Monday of October to give federal employees and others a longer weekend and an opportunity to participate in the ceremony.

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Pressing grapes not a matter of footwork

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, October 18, 2014 05:27 am

Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery WEST CAPE MAY – Modern day wineries depend on machines to do a lot of the work that was once done by hand, or foot, as the case may be.

According to Kevin Celli of the Willow Creek Winery, the practice of stomping grapes is really a bygone method in winemaking, except for in some areas of Italy.

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Lower Township Council candidates meet in public forum

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 17, 2014 02:33 pm

VILLAS – Six candidates for Lower Township Council met in a public forum at the Millman Center, Oct. 15, mainly presenting views they have been expressing during the campaign season.

Ward 1: Tom Conrad, Johnnie Walker, Joe Will

With Ward 1 candidate Joe Will not attending the forum, Councilman Tom Conrad and challenger Johnnie Walker answered questions read by League of Women Voters moderator Mary Conley.

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