Cape May Gazette

WCFA hosting show featuring local restaurants

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:58 am

Restaurant Talk host Jackie Yeager Restaurant Talk host Jackie Yeager

CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts’ WCFA-LP 101.5 FM radio station has a new show that will entice food and wine lovers in the listening area. “Restaurant Talk,” with Jackie Yeager airs Wednesdays at noon. 

The new program is one of a kind for the station, featuring behind the scenes looks into local restaurants, bakeries, and wineries.

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Local schools receive $1,000 from Mayor's Book Club

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 01, 2014 02:41 pm

CAPE MAY – On June 3, at Cape May Elementary School, students, teachers, staff, Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney and officials from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will be on hand for a celebration of the successful completion of the Mayors Book Club program sponsored by the New Jersey League of Municipalities Education Foundation, with help from Stockton. 

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LCMR students pass on their technological advances to senior citizens

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 10:47 am

ERMA — As a senior citizen in the twenty first century, it can be very difficult to adapt to the technological advances of the time period. This is why Mary Rose Bispels and her “21st Century” computer class created the “Computer 101 Workshop,” where senior citizens have the ability to pair up with an advanced student in order to improve their computer skills. At this workshop students are able to highlight and apply their skills and create a relationship with senior citizens.

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Dinner and a Show evening funds scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 09:31 am

CAPE MAY - Enjoy a "Dinner and Show" evening Tuesday, June 24, at Aleathea's at the Inn of Cape May, Ocean St. and Beach Ave., and Cape May Stage for "Moon Over Buffalo. The evening begins with a cash bar at 5 p.m.; dinner, with several entree choices, is 6 p.m. 

"Moon Over Buffalo" is a zany, backstage antics-driven farce as actors George and Charlotte Hay realize their big chance to move from Buffalo theater to Hollywood movies. The event is sponsored by Cape Women's Resource Fund and proceeds fund college scholarships for Cape May County women. Tickets are $70 for dinner and the show; checks, payable to CWRF, can be mailed to CWRF, Box 903, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. For information call (609) 408-2219, (609) 522-0198 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

USCG rescues six from sinking sailboat off Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 05:11 pm

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard rescued five adults and one child Thursday, May 29, from a 68-foot sailboat taking on water 25 miles offshore from Cape May.

An emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the sailing vessel Irvmiren’s distress at approximately 10:46 p.m., Wednesday.

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Mute swans: the silent killers of Lake Lily

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:52 am

swans  CAPE MAY – Looking out on Cape May Point’s Lake Lily, one might spot a mother mute swan and her four cygnets (baby swans). The bevy of swan offspring often huddle around their mother, or sometimes form a line behind the pen as she glides elegantly on the water, looking majestic and proud.

What is not readily apparent to anyone, perhaps even to her young, is that the mother mute swan is a killer.

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A festival within a jazz festival

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:37 am

CAPE MAY — A marriage featuring an old Cape May institution and a relatively new one is bringing what Exit 0 International Jazz Festival producer Michael Kline called “a festival within a festival.”

“We area collaborating with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities on two events,” Kline said. “The biggest thing is the jazz at the Physick Estate on Saturday, May 31. That is basically a festival within a festival.”

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Hey look, free gluten

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:28 am

I had a birthday recently and my daughter, who has been concerned about my health as I age, baked me a gluten-free cake.

I appreciated the gesture, but I did have to ask, “Why gluten-free?”

I never really understood the whole problem with gluten – probably because I have no gluten issues. I decided to Google it and see what is the big matter with gluten.

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Memorial Day highlight is local MOH nominee

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Written by Christopher South Monday, May 26, 2014 03:14 pm

Patrick Sbarra being honored by his peers. Patrick Sbarra being honored by his peers. CAPE MAY – Memorial Day is always something special in Cape May, but the introduction of a local Congressional Medal of Honor nominee made it more so.

Cape May Point resident Patrick Sbarra is a Korean War veteran who is a fixture at ceremonies remembering America’s fallen heroes. Sbarra devoted a lot of time and effort trying to get a Korean War Memorial in New Jersey. But long before that, he was a corpsman helping get wounded soldiers off the battlefield and to medical attention.

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Aviation Museum’s 'Runway 5K' cleared for take off

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 24, 2014 02:01 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (NASW), located at the Cape May Airport, will host the 2nd annual “Runway 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk” on Saturday June 14, at 9 a.m. The museum is excited to bring this event back to Cape May County and historic Hangar #1. 

With the cooperation of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (operators of the Cape May Airport), the airport will temporarily close to air traffic allowing runners and walkers this unique opportunity to compete on the runways. Early registration is highly recommended. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. located at the entrance to the Aviation Museum. Air traffic and runways will be shut down between 8 and 11 a.m.

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