• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Room for history, brews and drones

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, November 08, 2014 09:30 am

DRBA works to liven up the county airport 

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Early on the first Saturday evening of November, Breakwater Road is dark and quiet, until you find the turnoff for the Cape May Brewery at the Cape May County Airport. 

Outside, cars line either side of the parking lot, while inside beer fans line up for pints of various brews with names like “Coastal Evacuation” and “Apple Bomb.” 

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Free admission to Carroll Gallery

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 08, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House to view changing exhibits that bring Cape May history to life.

Visit scenes from the Victorian era or explore Cape May’s African American heritage; reminisce on years past or become a kid again when the gallery turns into a holiday wonderland.

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Cape May Police offer Reassurance Program to elderly residents

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 12:00 am

Cape May Police CAPE MAY – The Cape May Police Department offers the Reassurance Program to residents of Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point who are elderly, disabled, live alone, or face other challenges that put them at increased risk in their homes. Participation in the program is voluntary and there is no cost to residents. 

Members of the Reassurance Program call a designated telephone number at the Cape May Police Department on a daily basis, generally between 5 and 10 a.m. and give their name to the police dispatcher. If the resident has not called in by 10 a.m. a call is placed to his/her residence. If no contact is made by telephone, a police officer is sent to the residents’ home to ensure that they are okay.

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Candlelight walk at Historic Cold Spring Village

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village will host the annual Candlelight Walk from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Luminaries will line the paths and guide you to several of the Village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Featured local favorites include the Flight Deck Diner, Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, Formica Brothers Bakery, Gaiss’ Market, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Erma Deli, West Side Market, Little Italy II, Gwen Raring Catering and Cape May Brewing Company.

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Cape May author goes off ‘The Deep End’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – J.M. Kearns is celebrating the release of his first novel, “The Deep End,” this month.

Kearns, of Cape May, is the author of self-help books “Why Mr. Right Can’t Find You,” “Better Love Next Time,” and “Shopping For Mr. Right.” Since 2007, his relationship books have been published in the United States, Canada Australia, China, the United Kingdom and France.

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Project Medicine Drop in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 06:48 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Police are participating in Project Medicine Drop, which will allow residents to drop off prescription drugs at the police department.

Project Medicine Drop is an initiative involving the installation of "prescription drug drop boxes" at participating New Jersey police departments. The Lower Township Police Department has a drop box in the lobby of the department.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Cape May took to the skies in the 1920s

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, November 06, 2014 01:57 pm

People were getting high in more ways than one during the 1920s

On land and out to sea they were defying the law of government while in the air they were defying the law of gravity. Just about anything went in those days, probably influencing the writing of the hit musical “Anything Goes” during the next decade.

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West Cape May Christmas Parade fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 10:50 am

CAPE MAY – A fundraiser for the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at The Pilot House, 142 Decatur Street in Cape May.

There will be a traditional spaghetti and meatball dinner, and takeout is available. Tickets are $15 per person.

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Lower council approves collection of more information for prosecutor

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 06, 2014 05:56 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council Monday authorized its solicitor to expand collection of information and evidence to present to enforcement agencies for possible investigation of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority.

At the council’s last regular meeting in October, Deputy Mayor Norris Clark proposed two resolutions: one calling for an investigation of the LTMUA board’s activities, and a second calling for the resignation of the board chairman and vice-chairman. On Monday, Resolution 2014-298 authorized the expansion of efforts to collect information or evidence to present to the state’s Local Finance Board (LFB) and the Attorney General’s Office “regarding mismanagement and/or official misconduct of board members” at the LTMUA.

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Lower Township leaf and branch pick up starts Nov. 10

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 04:51 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township will be collecting leaves and branches starting on Nov. 10.

Residents are asked to get loose leaves to the curbside one week before their scheduled time. Officials say not to bag leaves and be careful not to block drains. Leaf piles must also be free of branches and debris.

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