Cape May Gazette

Head back to school, not to courts

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 05:00 pm

To the editor:

Cape May’s decision to dissolve or leave our Lower Cape May Regional High School District may be good for some lawyers, but it’s bad for our school and worse for our students.

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New police chief takes over in Cape May

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 05, 2014 04:46 pm

New Cape May Police Chief Robert Sheehan is sworn in on Tuesday at City Hall. New Cape May Police Chief Robert Sheehan is sworn in on Tuesday at City Hall.

CAPE MAY — New Cape May Police Chief Robert Sheehan says he’s taking the police department back to basics.

“It’s really Police 101,” Sheehan said after he was sworn in Tuesday, March 4, as Cape May’s newest police chief.

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Enrollment cap freezes number of School Choice students in Cape May

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, March 03, 2014 06:18 pm

CAPE MAY — The state will not allow any additional students who live outside Cape May to attend the elementary school next academic year.

“We’re very devastated by that,” said Cape May City Elementary School Superintendent Victoria Zelenak.

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Nice day for a stroll

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, February 27, 2014 01:00 am

Nice day for a stroll  Cape May National Wildlife Refuge volunteer Kimberly Toenniessen of Wildwood Crest leads Diane Connor and Bill Yost of North Wildwood and Leroy and Ginny Sneathen of Cape May Court House down a dune trail as they begin an Exercise Nature Walk Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Two Mile Beach Unit in Diamond Beach. Exercise Nature Walks are free, open to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information on the nature walk and other events at the Two Mile Unit visit friendsofcapemayrefuge.org  or call 609-513-9349.

   

Landscape is the theme for artists’ gallery in March

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 08:57 pm

“Fall Sunset,” a photograph by Joe Evangelista “Fall Sunset,” a photograph by Joe Evangelista CAPE MAY – The landscape in all its majesty and variety will be celebrated at the new Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery during the month of March.

From vivid photographs of beach scenes and busy urban streetscapes, to soft pastels of bays and wetlands, to scenic stained glass and mosaic works, to jewelry and decorative painting, every member is contributing his or her own unique vision to this month’s exhibit.

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Donations needed at local food pantries

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, February 26, 2014 07:45 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Food insecurity is a reality for many local working families and local officials are asking residents to help restock the food pantries here.

“I’ve asked the people of this community on several occasions to step up and help the less fortunate during these tough economic times with donations of non-perishable foods and they have always stepped up,” Lower Township manager Mike Voll said in a statement last week. He said food pantries need help through spring.

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LCMR student honored for volunteer service

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:51 pm

LCMR student honored for volunteer service  LOWER TOWNSHIP – A student at Lower Cape May Regional High School has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Joshua Frederick, 17, of Villas, is a volunteer at North Cape Center Nursing Home and teaches ju-jitsu classes at the Lower Township Recreation Center. The high school nominated him for the honor in the fall in recognition of his volunteer service.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Early cape preacher lost much, but not his faith

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:35 pm

Fifty-five years after the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church was founded, a pastor arrived who has become an important part of Colonial history for his missionary work with American Indians and for his attempts to convert them to Christianity.

The Rev. John Brainerd, who filled a vacancy at the now 300-year-old church during the winter of 1769-1770, has gone down in history as having given his days and nights to the temporal and spiritual good of the American Indians.

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‘Reluctant Dragon’ at West Cape May Elementary School

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 01:00 am

  
The cast from another ELTC-guided performance at West Cape May Elementary School, Photo credit: Gayle Stahlhuth / The cast from another ELTC-guided performance at West Cape May Elementary School,  WEST CAPE MAY — Students will perform "The Reluctant Dragon" 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St.

The play is to be performed by 15 students under the direction of East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, assisted by Sally Bingham and Lee O'Connor. The script is based on the Kenneth Grahame classic about a poetry-loving dragon and the youngsters who protect him against the townsfolk, and St. George, the famous dragon slayer.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Two local churches have prevailed for centuries

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, February 21, 2014 07:44 pm

While the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church proudly celebrates its 300th anniversary this year it could look back to almost two years ago when the Baptist Church of Cape May Court House marked its 300th birthday and established the claim to be the oldest church in Cape May County.

The Baptists, who celebrated their milestone by publishing a glossy 168-page coffee table book of text and photos about their history, started their local church on June 24, 1712. Two years later, about ten miles to the south in Lower Township, came the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, its precise date of charter clouded by the passage of time.

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