Cape May Gazette

Raffle tickets available during East Lynne Theater performances

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:00 am

WEST CAPE MAY – The public is invited to take part in a raffle for one of four possible vacations, courtesy of the East Lynne Theater Company at 121 Fourth Ave., according to a press release.

The winner of the raffle will be chosen Nov. 9, and will select from vacation packages that include Charleston, S.C.; Montreal; Orlando, Fla.; or Oahu, Hawaii. The value of the vacation for two is up to $10,000 and includes airfare.

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Army National Guard breakfast

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:00 am

VILLAS – The Cape May County Army National Guard Association will hold a breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Road.

The group is electing officers this month. All branches of the military are welcome, and the group looks forward to meeting new members who have been honorably discharged from service, along with those currently serving.

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Shore Slams making their way back after changes

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, March 14, 2015 03:58 pm

CAPE MAY – Changes at the Center for Community Arts (CCA) delayed the start of the annual Shore Slam storytelling competition, but according to CCA director David Mackenzie it back with an abbreviated schedule. 

Shore Slam began as a winter program of first person storytelling and original poetry, set at Lucky Bones Backwater Grille. The concept was to tell a five-minute story about something that actually happened to you. Stories were required to be related to a theme chosen for each month’s slam. A second phase of the Shore Slam included reciting an original poem taking three minutes or less. The poem did not have to be on the same theme as the stories. Shore Slams would run November through March with a Grand Slam held in April. The Grand Slam would feature the monthly winners in storytelling and poetry, along with people’s choice winners, who would compete for the grand prize. Storytellers will not be judged in this spring’s format. Mackenzie said they hadn’t forgotten about Shore Slams – it just had to be put on hold for a while.

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Registration for men’s softball

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:13 am

CAPE MAY – The Cape May County Men’s Softball League is scheduled to begin on May 13 and continue through mid-August. All games are played mid-week and typically start at 6:30 p.m.  The regular season is followed by a league Championship tournament. 

The recreational league is for men 17 and older from Cape May County.  The league is operated by the City of Cape May Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Civic Affairs.

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Boating safety class

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:00 am

COLD SPRING – Classes on boating safety will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, March 28, April 18, May 23, June 20, July 18, Aug. 22 in Price Hall at Academy and Seashore roads. The cost is $45.

Students will receive a New Jersey Safe Boating Certificate, required by law for anyone 16 or older who intends to operate a vessel 12 feet and over or a personal watercraft. Those over 13 may also take the class, but will not receive a certificate until 16.

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CMPD officers use Narcan for first time, save victim

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Written by Christopher South Friday, March 13, 2015 02:47 pm

CAPE MAY – Two Cape May police officers responded to the scene of a potential drug overdose and revived an unresponsive victim, possibly avoiding a fatal drug use incident. 

On March 6, at around 11 p.m., Sgt. Tom Connelly and Ptlm. Kelly Walter of the Cape May Police Department arrived at a home in the 500 block of Lafayette Street to find an unresponsive person. After assessing the situation, Connelly administered nasal Narcan to the person, who became responsive within minutes. The patient was then transported to Cape Regional Medical Center by the Cape May City Fire Department.
This was the first time any officer from the CMPD had used Narcan on an apparent overdose victim.

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Cape May Easter Fashion Stroll

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 13, 2015 02:07 pm

CAPE MAY – Shrug off that winter coat and let your spring style shine at Cape May’s annual Easter Fashion Stroll on Sunday, April 5. The Washington Street Mall serves as the runway where contestants of all ages can model their Easter finery. Mall merchants will celebrate the event with ribbons, prizes, treats and gift certificates. And of course, the Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and hugs, and will be giving out free jelly beans courtesy of The Original Fudge Kitchen. The Cape May Dairy Queen and The Original Fudge Kitchen will provide free ice cream for all children who are contestants.

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Villas woman charged with vehicular homicide in death of daughter

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 12, 2015 04:13 pm

VILLAS – A Villas mother whose 11-year-old daughter died when her vehicle left the road and crashed into a utility pole has been charged with vehicular homicide.
The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office announced charges against Kristin Conner, 40, on Thursday, March 12. The woman was texting on her cell phone at the time of the accident, according to the prosecutor’s office.

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Duquesne University Tamburitzans at Convention Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 12, 2015 02:06 pm

CAPE MAY – The Duquesne University Tamburitzans bring vivid color and widely acclaimed entertainment to Cape May Convention Hall on Sunday, March 22.

Founded in 1937, The Tamburitzans is now the longest running live stage show in America. Today, the ensemble performs around the country with more than 40 performances each year as part of community concert series, major ethnic festivals, and local area events. The Duquesne University Tamburitzans has delighted audiences around the country for years and this performance will be no exception.

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Freeholders establishing Coast Guard community events

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:52 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May County freeholders approved a resolution March 10 designating the first full week of May “Coast Guard Community Week” in Cape May County.

The move comes after the U.S. Coast Guard’s recent designation of Cape May County as a Coast Guard Community. The Coast Guard Community designation, announced after several levels of Coast Guard flag review and confirmation by Congress, is scheduled to be officially presented by Admiral Paul Zukunft, the Coast Guard’s commanding officer, at a ceremony at Training Center Cape May on Friday, May 8.

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