• 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

Cape May City Council turns down street opening request

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Written by Christopher South Monday, July 07, 2014 09:48 am

CAPE MAY – With Mayor Ed Mahaney taking the lead, Cape May City Council denied a request for a street opening on a street paved in 2011.

City Manager Bruce MacLeod said once a street is repaved there is a five-year moratorium on opening the pavement. A street opening on a road under that moratorium requires approval from city council.

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Bicycle and pedestrian safety a summer concern

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 01:48 pm

CAPE MAY – Every summer the streets of Cape May and the surrounding area are crowded with traffic as vacationers flock to the Jersey shore for fun in the sun. 

The Cape May Police Department’s Officer Tony Genaro has ver his 12 years with the CMPD, he is used to the change that comes over Cape May in the summer and the areas of concern; such as crosswalks. “It seems there is still some confusion,” Genaro said. “Some people think they should be able to walk out into a crosswalk and vehicles should stop.”

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Congress Hall Festival Chorus a community event with long-distance connections

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:02 am

Photo by Frank Scott Photo by Frank Scott
CAPE MAY – Congress Hall has a Cape May community choir that performs every Christmas and July 4, but the roots of the chorus are in New York City.
Myra Vassian, the chorus’s director, still lives in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and works in Manhattan most of the time. She runs a private studio there teaching her own students, and she teaches three classes in the evening division (continuing education) at the Julliard School. Vassian was also the choir director at The City Church (NYC) until the church closed its doors.
While the church and its choir were still going, Congress Hall owner Curtis Bashaw was a member of the choir.
“Curtis invited me to start a chorus at Congress Hall,” Vassian said.

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Excuse me, but your dryer is calling

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 03, 2014 09:18 am

'Smart' dryers at South Jersey Marina 'Smart' dryers at South Jersey Marina CAPE MAY – Imagine you are sitting on the back of your boat in the marina, enjoying a cold libation, chatting with other boaters.

One of your fellow boaters gets a text alert on his phone, reads it and says, “I’ll be right back.”

“Who is it, your kids?”

“No, it’s the dryer, my clothes are done,” he says.

South Jersey Marina has four washers and dryers in its laundry room. Patrons can use a credit card to pay for the load, then scan a Quick Response (QR) symbol with your smart phone and it will send you a text, tweet or email to let you know when the laundry cycle finishes.

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary, edition of July 2

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:35 am

ltpd June 25:

Terry L. Gift, 48, E. Pacific Avenue, Villas, driving while under the influence, driving while drivers license/registration suspended.

June 26:

Dawn J. Williams, 49, E. Weber Avenue, Villas, simple assault.

June 27:

Edward J. Smith, 67, N. Feathering Road, Media, Pa., driving while under the influence.

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Photography Club of Cape May photo exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:05 am

CAPE MAY – The Photography Club of Cape May is holding a photo exhibit daily through July 9 at Mad Batter Restaurant on Jackson Street.

The Chalfonte Hotel’s King Edward Bar, 301 Howard St.. has three seasonal photo exhibits running now through mid October. The exhibits are free.

   

New exhibit opening at SOMA NewArt Gallery

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:14 pm

New painting by Sean Taylor at SOMA NewArt Gallery New painting by Sean Taylor at SOMA NewArt Gallery CAPE MAY - SOMA NewArt Gallery is pleased to announce our third art exhibition of the 2014 Season, featuring two Solo exhibits: “Chasing Rainbows” new paintings by artist Sean Taylor, and “Rural Life” new paintings by artist Greg Bennett, Exhibiting in Gallery One and Two, SOMA welcomes Taylor back for his seventh consecutive show at SOMA. Taylor’s new work is a return to painting Cape May landscapes, and the imagery it invokes. Using the horizon as his focus point, Taylor finds challenges in the juxtaposition of the huge open sky and how it meets the land.

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Giuffrida graduates Air Force basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:25 am

U.S. Air Force Airman Michael J. U.S. Air Force Airman Michael J. SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force Airman Michael J. Giuffrida graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Marinalife’s Summer Membership Drive to benefit the Nature Center of Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:12 am

CAPE MAY - The boating industry’s definitive guide to the boating lifestyle, Marinalife, has announced that 10 percent of the proceeds from this summer’s Cruising Club Membership will go to support New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May.

According to publisher, Joy McPeters, “We were looking to partner with a 501(c)(3) charity that has demonstrated a clear commitment to the water, nature and the marine environment. In our opinion, few organizations have been as effective as the Nature Center at educating the public, and when necessary stepping up to lead the way in helping to keep our waterways safe for navigation, recreation and the creatures that depend upon those waters for their very subsistence.”

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Friends gather for Merion Inn reopening

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Written by Christopher South Friday, June 27, 2014 12:39 pm

CAPE MAY – Some said it wouldn’t happen – friends of Merion Inn owner Vick Watson said they never doubted it would.

Dozens of friends were invited to a reception at the Merion Inn Monday to clink glasses and celebrate what for some was the long-awaited reopening of the Merion Inn Restaurant.
In April, the Cape May Gazette interviewed Watson, who said a dispute with a contractor had tied up her bank accounts and it put the Merion’s reopening in question. Watson said she was looking for a partner to help finance the reopening, which she hoped would happen in mid-May. Short of getting a partner, Watson said she might be forced to put the Merion Inn up for sale. In the meantime, she advised her employees to find other work, at least for the short term, because she couldn’t guarantee she would have a job for them.

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