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Benjamin Rosenzweig named to Dean's List

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 19, 2014 01:00 am

 Benjamin Rosenzweig of Fishing Creek, a junior management major at Widener University in Chester, Pa., was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester at Widener.

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Alexander Carnes named to Dean's List

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 19, 2014 01:00 am

 Alexander Carnes of Cape May has been named to Beloit College's Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester.

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UPDATE: Woman killed in Lower Township accident

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 17, 2014 10:40 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Police said a 42-year-old Lower Township woman was killed in a motor vehicle accident Thursday when her SUV left the roadway and crashed into several trees before rolling over.

Pamela Giordano was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 14-year-old daughter, who was a passenger, was flown to Atlantic City Medical Center Trauma Unit. She was treated there and released to her father, according to police.

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Scholarship goes to budding South Jersey actors

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 17, 2014 06:00 am

 CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) named Jacob Foster Ongsiaco as the recipient of the Historic Jackson Street Neighborhood Association Scholarship Fund (HJSNA) in the Name of Bob and Toni Green at its annual fundraising event at Aleathea’s Restaurant in Cape May.

Ongsiaco is the seventh recipient of the scholarship. The fund was started in the fall of 2006 with a $5,000 donation from HJSNA, in honor of the Greens, who first owned The Puffin on Jackson Street. Bob Green was at one time president of ELTC’s board, and Toni came up with the idea for ELTC's "Tales of the Victorians," now entering its 25th year. The Greens currently live in Kentucky.

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Lower Township scrappers deliver the goods

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 17, 2014 01:00 am

VILLAS – Registered scrappers in Lower Township collected over 708,000 pounds of metals during 2013, according to the township.

In March 2013, Lower Township Council passed an ordinance requiring scrappers to register with the township. All scrappers operating in the township must be Lower Township residents.

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East Lynne and other theaters receive great response at Drumthwacket

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:21 pm

 Drumthwacket photo courtesy Gayle Stahlhuth / East Lynne Theater Company's holiday display at Drumthwacket, the governor's official residence in Princeton.  CAPE MAY – The recent partnership between the Drumthwacket Foundation, the Garden Club of New Jersey and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance brought about a successful team for decorating Drumthwacket, the governor's residence in Princeton.

More than 4,000 people visited the Victorian mansion to see it decked out during the month of December.

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Villas man’s act of kindness garners attention worldwide

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 03:41 pm

Eric Kunkel and his wife Barbara Kolesnikov Eric Kunkel and his wife Barbara Kolesnikov

VILLAS – When Villas resident Eric Kunkel sat down on a flight from Orlando to Philadelphia he did not realize his act of kindness to a child would draw worldwide media attention.

His story appeared on ABC News with Diane Sawyer Jan. 15 and in newspapers from coast to coast and as far away as England.

Kunkel was seated on the aisle next to three-year-old Kate Mouland who is autistic and her mother, Shanell Mouland, who occupied the window seat. He said at the beginning of the flight Kate touched his arm, called him “Daddy” and began a conversation about her just concluded visit to Disney World.

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Firefighter honored for 50 years of service to Town Bank

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:45 pm

 Ray Brown Ray Brown

LOWER TOWNSHIP – During his 50 years of active service to Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company, Ray Brown has responded to innumerable fires, served as fire chief, helped build a new fire hall and has outlasted two sets of fire trucks.

A banquet in his honor was held at the Town Bank Fire Hall on Jan. 11.

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Booker tours Coast Guard base, Washington Mall in visit to Cape May

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:23 pm

 Booker tours Coast Guard base, Washington Mall in visit to Cape May Booker tours Coast Guard base, Washington Mall in visit to Cape May  CAPE MAY – The state’s freshman senator spent eight hours here last Saturday completing an introductory course on all things Cape May.

“Sen. Cory Booker’s visit to Cape May went very well,” Mayor Ed Mahaney said. “He and his staff learned about the elements that make up the economics of Cape May – the Coast Guard base, the tourism industry and commercial fishing.

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Ferry celebrates milestone as 43 millionth passenger boards

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:19 pm

 From left are Bill Lowe, DRBA vice chairman; Scott Green, executive director; Bill and Fran Kisby; Ruth Macintire; Lewes terminal manager Nikky Fisher and Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations.  
  From left are Bill Lowe, DRBA vice chairman; Scott Green, executive director; Bill and Fran Kisby; Ruth Macintire; Lewes terminal manager Nikky Fisher and Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations.     CAPE MAY – The Cape May-Lewes Ferry registered its 43 millionth passenger this week at the Lewes Ferry Terminal.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday morning, Bill and Fran Kisby of Millsboro, Del. purchased a ticket for the 9:15 a.m. departure bound for Cape May.

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