• Cape May Gazette

    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…

  • Cape May Gazette

    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.

  • Cape May Gazette

     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…

  • Regional

    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.

  • Cape May Gazette

     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.

  • Regional

    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.

  • Regional

    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.

Cape May Gazette

Easter Fashion Stroll planned April 20 in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 06, 2014 09:00 am

CAPE MAY – Shrug off that winter coat and let your spring style shine at Cape May’s annual Easter Fashion Stroll on Sunday, April 20.

The Washington Street Mall serves as the runway where contestants of all ages can model their Easter finery. Mall merchants will celebrate the event with ribbons, prizes, treats and gift certificates.

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Dale Gerhard to speak at the Nature Center April 8

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:23 pm

CAPE MAY — Atlantic City Press photographer Dale Gerhard is the guest speaker at the next Harborside Chat at the Nature Center stating 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.

The Chats are held at the Charlotte Van Leer Todd Education Hall overlooking Cape May Harbor at 1600 Delaware Ave. Admission is free although donations are requested. Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information contact the Center at 609-898-8848.

   

East Lynne hosting a day at Peddler's Village

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:00 pm

CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company is sponsoring a day at Peddler's Village, located four miles from New Hope, Pa., on Thursday, May 22.

A bus will pick up passengers at two locations: The Big Lots in North Cape May at 7:15 a.m., and Pier One Imports at 7:45 a.m. in Cape May Court House, with an arrival at Peddler's Village around 10:30 a.m. The cost includes the bus trip to/from Peddler's Village and Penn's Village Outlets in Lahaska, Pa., and lunch at the Cock 'n Bull Restaurant. The bus leaves the Village at 4:30 p.m., arriving back in Cape May between 6:30-7 p.m.

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Adult Zumba is back in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 05, 2014 02:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation is offering adult Zumba classes with Lindsay Bechtler.

The class is an ongoing walk-in Zumba class from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday nights. The fee is $5 per class.

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Environmental cleanup will close Cape May dog park for at least 2 years

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Written by Alex Davis Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00 am

CAPE MAY — Nearly 30 years later, cleanup continues at the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Cape May.

Later this year, Jersey Central Power and Light will remove contaminated soil at a nearby property at the corner of St. John and Lafayette streets.

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Lower Township fair will offer resources to local veterans

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A national veterans’ service organization has joined forces with the regional Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee to hold a resource fair for veterans here in May.  

“The American Legion’s ‘Hire our Heroes’ programs have been successful, so we wanted to expand further,” said Bob Looby, a U.S. Army veteran and the chairman of the American Legion’s New Jersey Economics and Employment committee. “The local group – ‘C-VAC’ – has been great to deal with.”

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Spring painting workshop in Goshen

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 10:00 am

GOSHEN – Art instructor Stan Sperlak will conduct a three-day indoor and outdoor landscape painting workshop for all levels of students at his studio at Crow Creek Farm in Goshen May 16-18.

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Local names wrote their place in Cape May history

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, April 03, 2014 05:17 pm

Their history, of course, does not stand out as have the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln but there are some in the history of Cape May and vicinity whose family names have lived on by way of the tattered pages of writings by others and sometimes by their own testimonies.

At times, circumstances have given birth to the fame of local people. At other times it was a combination of circumstances and their own makings that wrote their names in the history books, and at still other times it resulted from their individual initiatives.

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