• 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

Lower council approves collection of more information for prosecutor

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 06, 2014 05:56 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council Monday authorized its solicitor to expand collection of information and evidence to present to enforcement agencies for possible investigation of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority.

At the council’s last regular meeting in October, Deputy Mayor Norris Clark proposed two resolutions: one calling for an investigation of the LTMUA board’s activities, and a second calling for the resignation of the board chairman and vice-chairman. On Monday, Resolution 2014-298 authorized the expansion of efforts to collect information or evidence to present to the state’s Local Finance Board (LFB) and the Attorney General’s Office “regarding mismanagement and/or official misconduct of board members” at the LTMUA.

Read more: Lower council approves collection of more information for prosecutor

 

Lower Township leaf and branch pick up starts Nov. 10

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 04:51 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township will be collecting leaves and branches starting on Nov. 10.

Residents are asked to get loose leaves to the curbside one week before their scheduled time. Officials say not to bag leaves and be careful not to block drains. Leaf piles must also be free of branches and debris.

Read more: Lower Township leaf and branch pick up starts Nov. 10

   

Happy haunts (photos)

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

Twins Ben and Silas Hauser, both 5, and their brother Ethan, 3, all of Cape May, visit the homes on Washington Street for trick-or-treating Halloween evening Friday, Oct. 31. Twins Ben and Silas Hauser, both 5, and their brother Ethan, 3, all of Cape May, visit the homes on Washington Street for trick-or-treating Halloween evening Friday, Oct. 31. Jen Marra Twins Ben and Silas Hauser, both 5, and their brother Ethan, 3, all of Cape May, visit the homes on Washington Street for trick-or-treating Halloween evening Friday, Oct. 31.

More photos

 

Inderwies top vote getter in Cape May Council race

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 05, 2014 02:28 pm

CAPE MAY – Jerry Inderwies Jr. was the top vote getter in an election that also turned out to be a charm for Shaine Meier, who was elected to Cape May City Council on his third attempt.

Meier came in behind Inderwies and Bea Pessagno. Inderwies received 631 votes (24.42 percent), Pessagno 599 votes (23.18 percent) and Meier 591 votes (22.87 percent) to take the three available City Council seats. John van de Vaarst finished fourth with 386 votes, and Charles Hendricks fifth with 374.

Read more: Inderwies top vote getter in Cape May Council race

   

Opening night Thursday at Cape May Stage

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:26 am

Michael Basile, Mary Ann Caruso Michael Basile, Mary Ann Caruso

CAPE MAY – Craig Wright’s story is that of a not-so-successful Broadway producer about to embark on a play of epic proportions. It’s a tale of philosophy and funny-business from the Emmy-nominated writer of Six Feet Under and the award-winning playwright of Lady Grace and The Pavilion. The play is recommended for those over 16.

Portraying Felix Artifex in the play is Michael Basile last seen at Cape May Stage in “The Woolgatherer.” Cape May local Mary Ann Caruso joins him as secretary Esther in her Cape May Stage debut.

Read more: Opening night Thursday at Cape May Stage

 

Republicans easily take 3-2 majority in Lower Township, GOP says mayor got his referendum

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 05, 2014 08:06 am

Republicans easily take 3-2 majority in Lower Township,  GOP says mayor got his referendum Republicans easily take 3-2 majority in Lower Township, GOP says mayor got his referendum LOWER TOWNSHIP – The three republican candidates took all three ward council seats, winning with percentages ranging from 55 to 70 percent of the vote in their respective wards.

Incumbent Ward 1 Councilman Tom Conrad received 913 (54.8 percent) to challenger Johnnie Walker’s 558 and Joe Will’s 192.

Dave Perry unseated incumbent Ward 2 Councilman Jim Neville 1,393 to 761.

Read more: Republicans easily take 3-2 majority in Lower Township, GOP says mayor got his referendum

   

Unofficial Election Results in Lower Township, Cape May

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Wednesday, November 05, 2014 06:09 am

Cape May City Council Election Results

Jerry Inderwies Jr. – 631 (24%)
Shaine Meier – 591 (23%)
Bea Pessagno – 579 (23%)
John van de Vaarst – 386 (15%)
Charles Hendricks – 374 (14%)

Lower Township Council Election

Read more: Unofficial Election Results in Lower Township, Cape May

 

Cape May honors veterans at War Memorial

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The City of Cape May will mark Veterans Day at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 with a ceremony at the War Memorial, Columbia Avenue and Gurney Street.

Each year on Veterans Day the American Legion’s Harry Snyder Post 193 and Veterans of Foreign War’s Peterson-Little Post 386 of Cape May join with other veteran organizations and local officials to remember veterans by placing wreaths at the Columbia Avenue monument.

Read more: Cape May honors veterans at War Memorial

   

Shine on

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

The front of Doug Letterman’s home on Pearl Avenue in West Cape May is covered with carved pumpkins for Halloween Friday, Oct. 31. Also known as the “Pumpkin Man,” Letterman was unable to carve the orange gourds this year due to an illness, according to a neighbor. The pumpkins were carved and donated by the community to keep Letterman’s tradition of a pumpkin display on Halloween. Trick-or-treaters and spectators enjoyed the candlelit display.

photos by Jen Marra

 

East Lynne Theater Company presents ‘Holmes and Carter Mysteries’

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Performed in the style of radio shows from the 1930s through the 1950s, is this production, complete with live sound effects and commercials, featuring two detectives — Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches about a governess in peril, and Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo, in which Manhattan millionaires are missing.

Shows are Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. Tickets: $25 general; $15 students; ages 12 and under free. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

   

Page 5 of 75