Cape May Gazette

Cold Spring church to mark 300th anniversary

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Jen Marra / Cold Spring church to mark 300th anniversary Jen Marra / Cold Spring church to mark 300th anniversary LOWER TOWNSHIP – One of the nation’s oldest churches will celebrate its 300th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 20, with a free déjà vu dinner and the making of a time capsule that will be buried underneath the church until the year 2039.

The Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, situated on Seashore Road, was founded in 1714 by a group that included whalers who came to this area from Connecticut and Long Island. Among its worshipers during its long history have been President Benjamin Harrison, Postmaster General John Wanamaker and U.S. Senator Henry Clay.

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Roger Henry named MAC Volunteer of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:37 am


Roger Henry, shown here on the second floor porch of the 2014-15 Cape May Designer Show House, Roger Henry, shown here on the second floor porch of the 2014-15 Cape May Designer Show House, CAPE MAY – The Mid- Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) has named Roger Henry of North Cape May its Volunteer of the Month for December.

MAC volunteer coordinator Barbara Hubmaster nominated Henry for all that he does for MAC. That ranges from helping out MAC's maintenance team to volunteering at the Designer Show House to assisting with MAC house tours, according to a press release.

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Christmas Candlelight House Tour set in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:44 am

Homes and business are decorated for the season for the Christmas Candlelight House Tour.
Homes and business are decorated for the season for the Christmas Candlelight House Tour. CAPE MAY – The public is invited to the Christmas Candlelight House Tour, featuring homes and businesses in Cape May, beginning Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Wine school set at Washington Inn

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:43 am

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to learn more about wine in a class designed to refine ones' palate Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St.

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Holiday valor

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:38 pm

Lower Township Rotary Club president Jack Kammer, with the VFW Post 5343 Color Guard standing behind him, welcomes the crowd to the annual Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Lower Township Recreation Center.  
Lower Township Rotary Club president Jack Kammer, with the VFW Post 5343 Color Guard standing behind him, welcomes the crowd to the annual Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Lower Township Recreation Center. Lower Township Rotary Club president Jack Kammer, with the VFW Post 5343 Color Guard standing behind him, welcomes the crowd to the annual Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Lower Township Recreation Center.

photos by Jen Marra

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22-year-old takes over home inspection franchise

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:17 pm

ERMA – Gabi Whalen took over the Erma franchise of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors in November.

The 22-year-old once hoped to design skyscrapers, but now she is using her knowledge of architecture on residential buildings.

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Beach Theatre Foundation gives final payment to city manager

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:16 am

CAPE MAY – Beach Theatre Foundation treasurer and Board of Trustees member Bernie Haas the gave the final payment of $7,500 of a $100,000 loan to city manager Bruce MacLeod at the Dec. 2 City Council meeting.

In 2007, the Beach Theatre Foundation set out to protect and restore the historic Beach Theatre, Cape May’s only remaining movie theater. The city loaned the foundation $100,000 from a New Jersey Small Cities fund set up to promote economic development.

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Local rider wins National Finals

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 11:30 am

Andrew Heim of Cape May rode his pony, Glencoe Charter Party, to the championship at the National Finals Andrew Heim of Cape May rode his pony, Glencoe Charter Party, to the championship at the National Finals CAPE MAY – Andrew Heim of Cape May rode his pony, Glencoe Charter Party, to the championship at the National Finals sponsored by the Marshall and Sterling Insurance League in Saugerties, N.Y.

Heim trains with Nancy Hall of Cape May and Chrissy Covarrubias at Pembrook Farm in Woodbine. He rode in the Children’s Working Hunter – Medium Pony division.

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Cape May not immune to history’s epidemics

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, December 05, 2014 06:00 am

Tourism people, even those dating back to colonial times, have often wooed visitors with the claim that southern Cape May County is a healthy place to live or visit. They talk about the weather, the ocean, the unpolluted skies and the laidback atmosphere they say exists here.

“It is the most delightful spot the citizens can retire to in the hot season,” boasted proprietor Ellis Hughes, who wasted no adjectives in an 1801 newspaper advertisement about his Cape Island establishment by the sea.

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Free holiday concerts in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Convention Hall will host a series of free holiday concerts.

The Cumberland County College Jazz Band and Wind Symphony kicks off the holiday music series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Their “Sounds of the Season” concert features classic and contemporary holiday arrangements performed by regional community instrumentalists and vocalists.

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