Cape May Gazette

An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 07, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. 

The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609- 884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

 

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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Beach Theatre Foundation gives final payment to city manager

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:16 am

CAPE MAY – Beach Theatre Foundation treasurer and Board of Trustees member Bernie Haas the gave the final payment of $7,500 of a $100,000 loan to city manager Bruce MacLeod at the Dec. 2 City Council meeting.

In 2007, the Beach Theatre Foundation set out to protect and restore the historic Beach Theatre, Cape May’s only remaining movie theater. The city loaned the foundation $100,000 from a New Jersey Small Cities fund set up to promote economic development.

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Local rider wins National Finals

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 11:30 am

Andrew Heim of Cape May rode his pony, Glencoe Charter Party, to the championship at the National Finals Andrew Heim of Cape May rode his pony, Glencoe Charter Party, to the championship at the National Finals CAPE MAY – Andrew Heim of Cape May rode his pony, Glencoe Charter Party, to the championship at the National Finals sponsored by the Marshall and Sterling Insurance League in Saugerties, N.Y.

Heim trains with Nancy Hall of Cape May and Chrissy Covarrubias at Pembrook Farm in Woodbine. He rode in the Children’s Working Hunter – Medium Pony division.

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Cape May not immune to history’s epidemics

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, December 05, 2014 06:00 am

Tourism people, even those dating back to colonial times, have often wooed visitors with the claim that southern Cape May County is a healthy place to live or visit. They talk about the weather, the ocean, the unpolluted skies and the laidback atmosphere they say exists here.

“It is the most delightful spot the citizens can retire to in the hot season,” boasted proprietor Ellis Hughes, who wasted no adjectives in an 1801 newspaper advertisement about his Cape Island establishment by the sea.

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Free holiday concerts in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Convention Hall will host a series of free holiday concerts.

The Cumberland County College Jazz Band and Wind Symphony kicks off the holiday music series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Their “Sounds of the Season” concert features classic and contemporary holiday arrangements performed by regional community instrumentalists and vocalists.

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Toys for Tots donations accepted at Township Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Donations to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program are being accepted at Lower Township Hall, 2600 Bayshore Road.

New, unwrapped toys can be donated to children. The drop off box is located in the main hallway next to the Christmas tree.

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Drunk driving enforcement crackdown part of statewide campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:20 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Law enforcement officials from the Lower Township Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through Jan. 2, 2015, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. 

“This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent," said Lt. Patrick Greene “This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.”

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Cape May celebrates 33rd annual Dickens extravaganza

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 03:11 pm

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to join Elliot Engel and actor Quinn Hawkesworth as they explore the world of Charles Dickens with lectures and performances at Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St. Sunday, Dec. 7 through Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Included in the extravaganza is a four-course meal at the Washington Inn, along with a wine tasting and a holiday tour of Cape May. Admission is $160 per person.

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