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    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

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    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

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     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

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    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

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Meet the artists reception in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 03:00 pm

 Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.
 Anita Roth took this picture of driftwood and sea glass, which will be on display at the Splash art gallery on April 26.  CAPE MAY – Local artists Anita Roth and John Safrit will hold a meet the artists reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Splash art gallery, 513 Carpenter’s Lane in Cape May. Light refreshments will be served.

Roth, of Cape May, has won awards for her photography and was asked to create an image for the North American Sea Glass Association’s annual festival to be held at the Cape May Convention Center this fall. She has been photographing sea glass for many years and has perfected her technique using a macro lens to capture unique images.

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Autistic have ‘hopes and dreams’ like everyone else, says local teen

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:24 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Fourteen-year-old Jacyn Pisieczko addressed Lower Township Council Monday with clarity and conviction, telling them what it is like to live with autism.

“When I think something, it can very quickly exit my mouth. I am not trying to be rude – I am working on that,” Pisieczko said. “I sometimes have difficulty in social situations and making friends, but I continue to try to learn.

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Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:23 pm

 Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

“I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this project has been in the works for a number of years, but there’s a need to make sure everyone has all of the information.”

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Beach Theatre loan 83 percent paid

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:22 pm

CAPE MAY – The Beach Theatre Foundation (BTF) has paid back 83 percent of a $100,000 economic development loan it borrowed from the city in an attempt to save Cape May’s last movie theater.

BTF board treasurer Bernie Haas said the organization gave its last report to the city on Jan. 13, saying they had paid back $83,250.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Easter parade tradition continues in Cape May

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, April 09, 2014 10:02 am

The Easter Parade has a long history of commemorating the holiday, some with good intentions, others with commerce in mind.

These parades do not include the usual fire engines or marching bands or floats carrying young women wearing crowns. Instead, they feature adults and children strolling in the finest of clothes. Irving Berlin described it in his “Easter Parade” song as “In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.”

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World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

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Written by CHRISTOPHER SOUTH Wednesday, April 09, 2014 04:59 am

 World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

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Tour de Cape May bike ride

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

 CAPE MAY – The Tour de Cape May bike ride will take place on Saturday, May 31. Riders can pedal 10 or 20 miles ride. The event is a ride, not a race, so any bike will do as participants pedal along at their own pace.

The ride begins at 8 a.m. at the Cape May Lewes Ferry parking lot. Pre-registration is $10 or $15 on the day of the ride. Registration includes a free T-shirt and a drawstring bag or wristband.

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East Lynne Theater Company holding summer student workshop

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

 
One of East Lynne Theater Company's past student summer workshop productions. One of East Lynne Theater Company's past student summer workshop productions.  CAPE MAY – Applications are available for the East Lynne Theater Company's Summer Student Workshop. Students will perform "The Dancing Princesses" based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm.

The last seven productions, "Alice in Wonderland," "The Little Princess," "Hans Brinker," "Connecticut Yankees in Queen Guenever's Court," "Little Women," "Storybook Theater," and "1,001 Arabian Nights," were performed by students in front of standing-room only audiences. This year, twelve students ages 11-16 will have the opportunity to work with ELTC's professional staff, including Sally Bingham, who is heading up this year's workshop.

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