Cape May Gazette

Cape May named 2014 Sustainable Jersey Champion

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

From left are Sustainable Jersey co-director Randall Solomon, Cape May Green Team member Sandy Sandmeyer-Bryan, Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees chair Pam Mount, Mayor Edward Mahaney Jr., Jim Rutala of Rutala Associates and Sustainable Jersey co-director Donna Drewes at the Sustainable Jersey Luncheon.
From left are Sustainable Jersey co-director Randall Solomon, Cape May Green Team member Sandy Sandmeyer-Bryan, Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees chair Pam Mount, Mayor Edward Mahaney Jr., Jim Rutala of Rutala Associates and Sustainable Jersey co-director Donna Drewes at the Sustainable Jersey Luncheon. CAPE MAY—The City of Cape May was named a 2014 Sustainability Champion in the small category from Sustainable Jersey this November.

Mayor Edward Mahaney Jr. accepted the award on Nov. 18 at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Awards luncheon at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference. This is the third recognition for Cape May since 2011.

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Trees for Troops helps provide Christmas to Coast Guard members

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 10, 2014 08:31 pm

Trees for Troops helps provide Christmas to Coast Guard members
Trees for Troops helps provide Christmas to Coast Guard members

CAPE MAY – Fifty Christmas trees arrived at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May last week to be distributed free to some of the enlisted members.

The trees were donated as part of the Trees for Troops program, which grew out of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, a charitable branch of the National Christmas Tree Association.

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Congress Hall holds Christmas tree lighting and concert

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 01:40 pm

Aleksey Photography/Curtis Bashaw with representatives of the Cape May Food Closet and Toys for Tots displaying some of the food and toys collected at the tree lighting and concert.
Aleksey Photography / Curtis Bashaw with representatives of the Cape May Food Closet and Toys for Tots displaying some of the food and toys collected at the tree lighting and concert.

CAPE MAY – Congress Hall hosted its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 5.

The Congress Hall Festival Choir sang holiday tunes and the largest Christmas tree in the city was lit for the season.

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Cold Spring church to mark 300th anniversary

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Jen Marra / Cold Spring church to mark 300th anniversary Jen Marra / Cold Spring church to mark 300th anniversary LOWER TOWNSHIP – One of the nation’s oldest churches will celebrate its 300th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 20, with a free déjà vu dinner and the making of a time capsule that will be buried underneath the church until the year 2039.

The Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, situated on Seashore Road, was founded in 1714 by a group that included whalers who came to this area from Connecticut and Long Island. Among its worshipers during its long history have been President Benjamin Harrison, Postmaster General John Wanamaker and U.S. Senator Henry Clay.

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Roger Henry named MAC Volunteer of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:37 am


Roger Henry, shown here on the second floor porch of the 2014-15 Cape May Designer Show House, Roger Henry, shown here on the second floor porch of the 2014-15 Cape May Designer Show House, CAPE MAY – The Mid- Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) has named Roger Henry of North Cape May its Volunteer of the Month for December.

MAC volunteer coordinator Barbara Hubmaster nominated Henry for all that he does for MAC. That ranges from helping out MAC's maintenance team to volunteering at the Designer Show House to assisting with MAC house tours, according to a press release.

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Christmas Candlelight House Tour set in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:44 am

Homes and business are decorated for the season for the Christmas Candlelight House Tour.
Homes and business are decorated for the season for the Christmas Candlelight House Tour. CAPE MAY – The public is invited to the Christmas Candlelight House Tour, featuring homes and businesses in Cape May, beginning Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Wine school set at Washington Inn

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:43 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to learn more about wine in a class designed to refine ones' palate Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St.

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Organ concert Dec. 21 at St. Barnabas

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:40 am

VILLAS - The public is invited to an organ concert of Johann Sebastian Bach's French noels, advent and Christmas chorales, performed by John Gottschall at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21 at St. Barnabas by the Bay Church, 13 W. Bates Ave. Gottschall will also perform classical Christmas music.

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Holiday valor

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:38 pm

Lower Township Rotary Club president Jack Kammer, with the VFW Post 5343 Color Guard standing behind him, welcomes the crowd to the annual Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Lower Township Recreation Center.  
Lower Township Rotary Club president Jack Kammer, with the VFW Post 5343 Color Guard standing behind him, welcomes the crowd to the annual Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Lower Township Recreation Center. Lower Township Rotary Club president Jack Kammer, with the VFW Post 5343 Color Guard standing behind him, welcomes the crowd to the annual Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Lower Township Recreation Center.

photos by Jen Marra

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22-year-old takes over home inspection franchise

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:17 pm

ERMA – Gabi Whalen took over the Erma franchise of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors in November.

The 22-year-old once hoped to design skyscrapers, but now she is using her knowledge of architecture on residential buildings.

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