• 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

East Lynne Theater Company presents ‘Holmes and Carter Mysteries’

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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 .

 

Coast Guard member has learned to love her career

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 06:40 pm

Petty Officer 2nd Class Iris Pennypacker Petty Officer 2nd Class Iris Pennypacker

Submitted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Hoey

More than 14 years ago Petty Officer 2nd Class Iris Pennypacker, who was born and raised in Jersey City, walked onto Training Center Cape May as a new recruit for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Before Pennypacker enlisted, she did not have the faintest idea what the Coast Guard was about or what its missions were. Prior to enlisting, she attended Hudson County Community College before realizing that college was not for her.

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Lower Township warns of phone scam

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 06:38 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township officials are warning residents to be cautious of a telephone scam by callers claiming to represent the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the Internal Revenue Service.

An example of the fraudulent call involves a male caller who states he is with the treasury or the IRS and then threatens to issue a warrant for the victim's arrest if funds are not paid to the caller. Another example involves a male caller who claims to be with the Department of the Treasury or IRS who states that there is a warrant for arrest for back taxes and that agents would be at your home in 10 minutes and your attorney should be present.

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Letter: Officials should support public education

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 04, 2014 06:33 pm

To the editor:

James Madison is certainly smiling down on Harry Sundstrom and his advocacy and defense of public education. At the 1787 Constitutional Convention James Madison stated: "Above all things, I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on this good sense we may rely with most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.”

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Students from China visit Cape May Elementary

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 05:00 pm

Madeline Hunter shows the novel “In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson” to Daniel (interpreter) and international students, George and Leroy. The international students from China chose American first names. 
Madeline Hunter shows the novel “In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson” to Daniel (interpreter) and international students, George and Leroy. The international students from China chose American first names. CAPE MAY – International students from China who attend Wildwood Catholic High School visited the fifth- and sixth-graders at Cape May City Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 27. The fifth grade students are reading, “In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson” and were discussing differences in cultures. Diane Corkery and her son, Daniel, accompanied the students and served as interpreters.


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Sturdy supports LCMR Renaissance program

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 02:00 pm


Sturdy Savings Bank is an annual sponsor of Lower Cape May Regional High School’s Renaissance program, which rewards students for academic achievement. From left, front row, are students Kaitlene Torres, Caitlin Gallagher and Carly McNamee, Renaissance program advisor Mary Rose Bispels, and Sturdy’s North Cape May branch manager Geoffrey Harrison. In back, from left, are students Jenny Weidman, Kaitlin Poling and Faith Corlett.
Sturdy Savings Bank is an annual sponsor of Lower Cape May Regional High School’s Renaissance program, which rewards students for academic achievement. From left, front row, are students Kaitlene Torres, Caitlin Gallagher and Carly McNamee, Renaissance program advisor Mary Rose Bispels, and Sturdy’s North Cape May branch manager Geoffrey Harrison. In back, from left, are students Jenny Weidman, Kaitlin Poling and Faith Corlett. Sturdy Savings Bank is an annual sponsor of Lower Cape May Regional High School’s Renaissance program, which rewards students for academic achievement. From left, front row, are students Kaitlene Torres, Caitlin Gallagher and Carly McNamee, Renaissance program advisor Mary Rose Bispels, and Sturdy’s North Cape May branch manager Geoffrey Harrison. In back, from left, are students Jenny Weidman, Kaitlin Poling and Faith Corlett.

   

11th annual Dickens Yuletide Bazaar

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 01:48 pm

Ken Johnson puts on a jacket helped by saleswoman June Willis, as his wife Lorraine looks on.
Ken Johnson puts on a jacket helped by saleswoman June Willis, as his wife Lorraine looks on. CAPE MAY – The 11th annual Dickens Yuletide Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May.

Attic treasures, jewelry, baked goods, needlework, children’s toys and games, books, a silent auction and a collection of trains and assorted structures, all in HO scale, will be offered by Pastor Jim Richards, an avid model railroader all his life.

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Alleged jewel thief suspected in thefts in 3 states

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:57 am

CAPE MAY – A Delran man has been charged with stealing more than $60,000 worth of jewelry after a local business owner alerted police to a person fitting a suspect’s likeness, distributed by Cape May police through social media.

Kenneth M. O’ Leary, 51, was arrested about 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 on charges related to a jewelry theft that occurred on the Washington Street Mall on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Masked man allegedly steals $950 from safe, flees on foot

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:53 am

CAPE MAY – A Villas man faces charges of burglary after he allegedly robbed a store’s safe, police said recently.

Justin M. Freeling, 25, was arrested by Cape May police at about 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, after they responded to a 911 call from an employee of Dellas 5&10 on store on the Washington Street Mall reporting a theft of cash from the store safe.

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Master Chief Petty Officer visits Coast Guard Training Center

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Written by Christopher South Monday, November 03, 2014 11:00 pm

CAPE MAY – The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Steven W. Cantrell, recently spent two days at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May attending and participated in various events.

Cantrell and his wife, Janet Cantrell, attended Guardian Spouse meetings, toured the Child Development Center on base and attended a recruit graduation.

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