Cape May Gazette

Cape May fisherman receives Garden State Seafood Association award

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 02:32 pm

From left, Ron Vreeland of the Garden State Seafood Association, Erling Berg, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher; and New Jersey State Board of Agriculture President Richard Norz.
From left, Ron Vreeland of the Garden State Seafood Association, Erling Berg, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher; and New Jersey State Board of Agriculture President Richard Norz. CAPE MAY – Erling Berg of Cape May was recently presented with the Garden State Commercial Fishing Industry Award by the Garden State Seafood Association.

Berg was a scallop fisherman from 1955 to 1993, first in Cape May and then in Oregon and Alaska before returning to Cape May. He served in the Coast Guard and has served on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council.

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Friends of the World War II Tower sponsoring trip to Vietnam museum

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 02:18 pm

CAPE MAY – The Friends of the World War II Lookout Tower are sponsoring a trip to the Forgotten Warriors Vietnam Museum at noon on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Museum staff will give a tour of the museum on Forrestal Road at the Cape May Airport in Erma, according to a press release. The rain/snow date is Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Folk ensemble planned at convention hall

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 01:23 pm

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to a show featuring the Duquesne University Tamburitzans from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

The folk ensemble will present music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures.

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County library offers 4-H workshop

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am

Children 5 to 8 are invited to register for a 4-H workshop at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Lower Cape branch library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. 

The workshop will introduce children to a variety of 4-H project experiences, and parents and guardians encouraged to attend with their children. 

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4-H Cloverbuds meet Feb. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May County 4-H Foundation will hold a program for children ages 5-8 at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Lower Cape Branch, 2600 Bayshore Road in the Villas.

There will be hands-on activities to introduce children to a wide variety of 4-H project experiences. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their children.

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Art @ the Library in Cape May, Lower

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Children ages 6-10 are invited to take part in Art @ the Library from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at the Cape May City Branch, Ocean and Hughes streets in Cape May.

The program will also take place at the Lower Cape Branch Library 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The Lower Cape Branch Library is located at 2600 Bayshore Road in the Villas.

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Police track stolen tablet to Shunpike Road house

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 10:39 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Police have arrested two men after police were able to track a stolen tablet.

On Feb. 11, police were called to a residence on Shunpike Road in the Erma for the report of a burglary. The initial investigation revealed numerous items were taken including prescription medication, jewelry, coins and computer tablets. Using online tracking software, the owner, along with police were able to track the tablet to another residence on Shunpike Road in close proximity to the scene of the burglary. Police attempted to make contact with someone at the address, however were unsuccessful.

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Residents asked to sign up to receive local alerts

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township has partnered with Nixle to alert residents in emergency situations.

There are several ways to register, according to a release. Residents can text their Zip Code to 888777 using their cell phone, or go to the Lower Township Police Department website at www.lowertownshippolice.com and click the “Sign Up” button, enter your information and alert preferences.

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Online program tracked stolen tablet and thieves in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 13, 2015 02:29 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Two men were arrested Thursday after an Erma resident and Lower Township police detectives tracked down a stolen tablet computer using an online tracking program that showed it was located just a few houses down the street.

Lower Township police were called to a home on Shunpike Road in Erma on Wednesday, Feb. 11 for a burglary. Prescription medicine, jewelry, coins and tablet computers were reported stolen from the home, according to police.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Before tourists, Cape May once was home to buffalo

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, February 12, 2015 08:59 pm

It may be difficult to imagine in these times, but there was a period when buffalo, bears, panthers and wolves were running loose in Cape May County on territory frequented by today’s tourists and those who live here.

The buffalo story is told by historian Lewis Townsend Stevens in his book “The History of Cape May County,” which covers a period from 1638 to 1897. He cites the year 1640 and a letter written by explorer Robert Evelyn and published in a London newspaper. Others may have passed the cape in their ships or have gone ashore for a brief visit, but Evelyn is said to be the first to have made a full exploration of the county. Another historian, Dr. Maurice Beesley, calls Evelyn “the king of the pioneers.”

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