Cape May Gazette

Family donates uniform of U.S.C.G. veteran

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 05:35 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Family members of the late Joseph Gaffney Sr. (1917-1992), a veteran of three branches of the Armed Services including the United States Coast Guard, donated the Coast Guard uniform he wore during his wartime service as a radioman at the World War II Lookout Tower in a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 7, that included staff members from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

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Sadly, ‘War To End All Wars’ was no such thing

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:50 pm

Soon Cape May and its neighbors will revive a national holiday that history has revised from its original intent 95 years ago.

Today it is known as Veterans Day, but then it was called Armistice Day. It originally was celebrated on Nov. 11 because it was on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the armistice was signed ending World War I. Later, when it became a national holiday, the date was moved to the fourth Monday of October to give federal employees and others a longer weekend and an opportunity to participate in the ceremony.

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Pressing grapes not a matter of footwork

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, October 18, 2014 05:27 am

Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery WEST CAPE MAY – Modern day wineries depend on machines to do a lot of the work that was once done by hand, or foot, as the case may be.

According to Kevin Celli of the Willow Creek Winery, the practice of stomping grapes is really a bygone method in winemaking, except for in some areas of Italy.

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Lower Township Council candidates meet in public forum

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 17, 2014 02:33 pm

VILLAS – Six candidates for Lower Township Council met in a public forum at the Millman Center, Oct. 15, mainly presenting views they have been expressing during the campaign season.

Ward 1: Tom Conrad, Johnnie Walker, Joe Will

With Ward 1 candidate Joe Will not attending the forum, Councilman Tom Conrad and challenger Johnnie Walker answered questions read by League of Women Voters moderator Mary Conley.

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Gerald Reeves is MAC Volunteer of the Month for October

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 10:17 am

Jerry Reeves Jerry Reeves

CAPTION: Gerald Reeves of Cape May is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for October 2014. MAC’s Chief Outreach Officer Mary Stewart nominated Reeves for his generosity in loaning his authentic 1924 Model T fire truck for display in the Carroll Gallery (formerly the Carriage House Gallery) exhibit, “Cape May Ablaze.” The exhibit was sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), and ran from April 25 through Oct. 14. Reeves is the President and CEO of Sturdy Savings Bank. The exhibit focused on 150 years of dramatic fires that have shaped Cape May's history and transformed the island, and the fire truck was a dramatic centerpiece to the exhibit.

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Cape May native to receive USCG Enlisted Person of the Quarter Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 04:32 pm

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Travis Magee U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Travis Magee CAPE MAY – Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Lee, a Cape May native and graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School, is scheduled to be awarded the Coast Guard Training Center's Enlisted Person of the Quarter award for his superior performance of duty.

Lee will be presented a certificate of recognition, Monday, Nov. 3, for his exemplary work during the last three months. The recipient of the Enlisted Person of the Quarter award is decided by the Chief Petty Officers of the unit after they review all the candidate's nominations.

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LTMUA files charges after councilman takes, returns display board

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:18 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Republican Committee Chairman Jeff Lindsay sent out a press release last Wednesday, saying Ward 2 Councilman James Neville stole a Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority display board after a meeting there.

Lindsay provided a video recording from the lobby of the LTMUA building, where the regular board meeting was held Oct. 1. Lindsay said a copy of the video was obtained after submitting an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request.

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Cape May Stage continues staged reading series

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:46 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage’s Monday night reading series will continue throughout October. 

On Monday nights this fall, the company will host two different series of staged readings. The first, “Danger: Stay Away!” is a continuation of last year’s series and tackles provocative and risqué works, according to a release. The second, “Masters of Modern Drama,” seeks to bring contemporary classics by prolific playwrights to the stage.

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LTTPA signs urge ‘No’ vote on school issue

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 16, 2014 07:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Taxpayer Association has started a campaign to place signs around the township urging voters to reject questions regarding changes in the Lower Cape May Regional School District.

The first question comes on Nov. 4, asking voters if they would like to change to a per pupil funding formula rather than one based on property taxes. This is essentially the position of Cape May, and the Lower Township group would like to see the question rejected.

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Former Reagan debate advisor to speak in Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:20 pm

Martel with Reagan and a debate staffer. Martel with Reagan and a debate staffer.

CAPE MAY – President Ronald Reagan was widely known as “The Great Communicator.” Many people don’t know it was a Cape May resident who was behind Reagan’s effectiveness as a debater.
“He was a great communicator well before I met him,” Martel said. “What I thought I brought to the table was a sense of focus to the debate process as well as strategic insights. His communicative gifts were evident throughout the process and his career. I was amazed by his ability to absorb and express ideas.”
Martel will be participating with actor Robert Newman in a “Talk Back” session after the Friday, Oct. 17, performance of “Other Desert Cities,” running through Oct. 31 at Cape May Stage.

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