Cape May Gazette

East Lynne director always on the search for forgotten plays

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, December 04, 2013 03:46 pm

 East Lynne director always on the search for forgotten plays

 CAPE MAY—When theaters produce contemporary stage plays it is usually a relatively easy task for them to obtain scripts for their actors to learn and study. All they have to do is e-mail the drama publication companies with their requests, come up with the necessary dollars and they’re soon ready for rehearsals.

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Morgan receives ESWS qualification

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 03:36 pm

 
Navy Petty Officer Second Class Cyric Morgan, son of Butch Morgan of Willis, Texas and Margaret Vitelli of North Cape May recently qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) while serving aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN75).

Navy Petty Officer Second Class Cyric Morgan, son of Butch Morgan of Willis, Texas and Margaret Vitelli of North Cape May recently qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) while serving aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN75).

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Drop-offs for Socks for Seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 01:00 am

 VILLAS — Drop off warm socks, holiday socks or whimsical socks at Lower Township Hall for “Socks for Seniors.”

Last year, the program collected 800 pairs of socks that were donated to senior citizens in local nursing homes from Ocean City to North Cape May. Socks will be accepted until Dec. 13.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > Were Jersey volunteers led by a drunken general at the Battle of Fredericksburg?

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, November 28, 2013 01:00 pm

Historians have called the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862 one of the Union’s most embarrassing defeats of the Civil War. The Jersey boys from Cape May, valiantly though they fought, found themselves right in the midst of it.

They had been on the road and sometimes in the water as members of the 25th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Brigade since cheering crowds sent them on their way from Cape May in September. They went first to a town called Beverly on the Delaware River for training, then to Philadelphia and Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and now with the Army of the Potomac in the area of the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Va.

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Region ready to kick off the holidays

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, November 28, 2013 08:54 am

The southern Jersey Cape will jump into the holiday season this weekend, following what looks to be cold and blustery Thanksgiving Day.

Lower Township’s annual tree lighting ceremony and U.S. Armed Forces tribute is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. The event, which draws several hundred participants every year, will begin in the Recreation Center – with featured speakers and performances by local school and church groups – and then will proceed to the front of the municipal building. Participants in the candlelight procession place a wreath at the township’s Vietnam Memorial before the trees are lit.

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Operation Fireside has benefited thousands of Coast Guardsmen

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 28, 2013 06:28 am

To the editor:

Thank you for your continued support of the U.S. Coast Guard and its people this holiday season. Dozens families and organizations will open their homes to approximately 150 of our nation’s most junior military members. This commitment to our service will not be forgotten by the staff here, and it will especially not be forgotten by the recruits you will host.

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Tree lighting ceremony a first for West Cape May

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, November 28, 2013 05:09 am


 West Cape May Mayor Pam Kaithern welcomes the gathered crowd to the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Wilbraham Park Friday, Nov. 22. Kaithern asked everyone to chant, “Light the tree,” for the lights to turn on. West Cape May Mayor Pam Kaithern welcomes the gathered crowd to the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Wilbraham Park Friday, Nov. 22. Kaithern asked everyone to chant, “Light the tree,” for the lights to turn on.

West Cape May Mayor Pam Kaithern welcomes the gathered crowd to the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Wilbraham Park Friday, Nov. 22. Kaithern asked everyone to chant, “Light the tree,” for the lights to turn on.

photos by Jen Marra

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LCMR will not study dissolution

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, November 27, 2013 08:00 pm

Lower, Cape May both launch feasibility studies on regional district

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Cape May Regional School District Board of Education will not seek its own study of Cape May’s proposed withdrawal from the district.

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Firefighters stress cooking safety

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 05:30 pm

Thanksgiving is leading day for home cooking fires

CAPE MAY — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.

“Most fires cooking fires occur between noon and 4 p.m. – the peak cooking hours,” says Cape May Firefighters Local 3495 Vice President Michael Eck “Many of those fires can be easily avoided by staying alert and in the kitchen while cooking.”

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Dunne leaving Cape May Bird Observatory for statewide role

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 04:25 pm

 Mike Hannisian /Pete Dunne at the Cape May Hawkwatch platform in Cape May Point State Park Mike Hannisian / Pete Dunne at the Cape May Hawkwatch platform in Cape May Point State Park

CAPE MAY – Pete Dunne, the New Jersey Audubon’s longest serving staff person and director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, plans to leave Cape May to assume a statewide ambassadorial role.

Thirty-seven years ago, the 25-year-old birder came to Cape May to expand the focus on bird conservation in the region. Ultimately becoming the Cape May Bird Observatory’s director, Dunne used his skills to advance Cape May’s fame as North America’s premier bird watching location.

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