Cape May Gazette

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Township Hall

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

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Donations to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program are being accepted at Lower Township Hall, 2600 Bayshore Road.

New, unwrapped toys can be donated to children. The drop off box is located in the main hallway next to the Christmas tree.

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Drunk driving enforcement crackdown part of statewide campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:20 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Law enforcement officials from the Lower Township Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through Jan. 2, 2015, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. 

“This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent," said Lt. Patrick Greene “This initiative brings attention to the serious consequences of drunk driving and the grave danger those who choose to drink and drive pose to all who share the road with them.”

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Cape May celebrates 33rd annual Dickens extravaganza

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 03:11 pm

CAPE MAY - The public is invited to join Elliot Engel and actor Quinn Hawkesworth as they explore the world of Charles Dickens with lectures and performances at Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette St. Sunday, Dec. 7 through Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Included in the extravaganza is a four-course meal at the Washington Inn, along with a wine tasting and a holiday tour of Cape May. Admission is $160 per person.

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Sunshine News & Beach four artist art show

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 02:23 pm

CAPE MAY - Sunshine News & Beach announces four talented, local artists featured in the store this month. Join them on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., at the store, Guerney and Beach avenues, Cape May. View the works of and welcome artists Sara Jane Jackson, Lydia Capriotti, Vince Grimm and Patricia Neville. Enjoy food, drink and Dave Watson providing the music.

   

Holiday message from the Erma Volunteer Fire Company

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 02:15 pm

ERMA - Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Erma Volunteer Fire Company.

During the holiday season some members of the armed forces will not be able to spend the time at home with their families.

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Relay For Life coming to Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 02:02 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - For the first time, Lower Township will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on May 30 through May 31 at Lower Cape May Regional High School, Councilman Tom Conrad announced during a recent council meeting. 

Buffi Hinker-Miller, who is the event leader, said the event is really about community and is why it was so important for Lower Township to be able to have their own local relay.
The Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, bringing communities together in hope, celebration and memory. The overnight event remembers those who have lost the fight against cancer and honors those who have survived and since its start in 1985, relay events nationwide have raised more than $5 billion.

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Celebrating more than the holidays

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:25 pm

photos by Jen Marra

  Victoria Kelly-Kuhn, Cinnamon Kelly, Mahogany Kelly, 9, Trinity and Aurora Austin, 13 and 9 respectively, Cheneen Austin and Jeanette Urquhart remember their mother, grandmother and great grandmother Charlotte Daily during the West Cape May’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 29, at Wilbraham Park.
Victoria Kelly-Kuhn, Cinnamon Kelly, Mahogany Kelly, 9, Trinity and Aurora Austin, 13 and 9 respectively, Cheneen Austin and Jeanette Urquhart remember their mother, grandmother and great grandmother Charlotte Daily during the West Cape May’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 29, at Wilbraham Park.

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Local quilters give the gift of warmth to foster children

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:28 am

VILLAS – The CAMACO Quilt Guild presented 56 handmade quilts to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children on Nov. 12 at their monthly meeting at the Millman Center in the Villas.

This is the third year in a row that guild members have donated quilts to children living in foster care in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

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Lower council awards contract for study along bay

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 04, 2014 07:30 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council this week authorized the appointment of Engineering Design Associates to perform an engineering and ecological study along Delaware Bay in Lower Township.

According to Mayor Mike Beck the study would not move a grain of sand on the beach, but would provide the township with an understanding of what needs to be done to mitigate storm flooding. A second part of the contract would address preservation or restoration of certain habitats.

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Public hearing on Exit 0 changes set for February

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:10 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The township said that a public hearing to discuss Exit 0 improvements with representatives from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is scheduled for February.

The Garden State Parkway ends at Exit 0, and it has been the site of numerous fatal accidents over the years. Some accidents have been due to Parkway motorists not realizing the highway has ended, while others were caused by Parkway traffic merging onto Route 109, according to a press release from Lower Township.

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