Cape May Gazette

Local veteran to be honored

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 08:42 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation will honor veteran Spyros Spyropoulos of Lower Township at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the St. John Neumann Parish, St. John of God Church, 680 Town Bank Road in Lower Township.

Fr. Ernest Soprano, Rev. Jeffrey Elliot, Rabbi Jeffrey Lipshultz, Chaplain Eamon McGraw, Fr. Miles Barret, Four Chaplains board member Brian McEwin and others will participate in the service.

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MAC names 2014 board

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:30 pm

From left are MAC Board of Trustees president Mary McKenney, trustee Frank Acker, first vice president Doug McMain, secretary Tom Carroll, trustee John Mitchell, treasurer Chris Shoemaker, second vice president Vicki Watson, trustee Bernie Haas, third vice president Diane Hutchinson, trustee Shirley From left are MAC Board of Trustees president Mary McKenney, trustee Frank Acker, first vice president Doug McMain, secretary Tom Carroll, trustee John Mitchell, treasurer Chris Shoemaker, second vice president Vicki Watson, trustee Bernie Haas, third vice president Diane Hutchinson, trustee Shirley

CAPE MAY – The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) recently announced its 2014 Board of Trustees.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Board of Trustees met for its first meeting of the year at the historic clubhouse of the Kiwanis Club of Cape May, 1041 Beach Avenue. The new board was elected at the end of last year.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Emancipation came for one Cape May County slave in 1790

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 15, 2014 09:45 am

Before, during and after the Civil War the people of Cape May and thereabouts spoke and acted on the subject of freedom, some of them enthusiastically, others equivocally. How to handle the freedoms was a big topic of conversation in the chambers of government and on the southern-influenced plantations of what was then called Cape Island.

The big issue, of course, was slavery. In 1790, some 14 years after the United States won its freedom from the United Kingdom, there were advocates for the abolition of slavery, but they nevertheless kept slaves under their ownership, selling and buying them just as they did cattle and real estate. The first American census in that year showed there were 141 slaves in Cape May County.

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Smith named to Dean's List at Wake Forest University

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:00 am

Catherine Smith of Cape May was named to the fall 2013 Dean's List at Wake Forest University. Students who achieve a 3.4 GPA and no grade below a C were named to the list.

   

Lower Township to honor 20-year anniversary of officer’s death

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, February 14, 2014 11:21 am

  David C. Douglass, Sr.

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The community will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of police officer David C. Douglass, Sr. in the line of duty next week.

Douglass, 34, when he was killed on Feb. 18, 1994 in North Cape May, exchanged gunfire with a fleeing burglary suspect after being dispatched to the area for a call of a suspicious person. He was pursuing the suspect on foot when the man turned and shot him.

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Cape May to approve free beach tags for veterans

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, February 14, 2014 11:15 am

CAPE MAY – The city plans to move forward on an ordinance that will give veterans free access to beaches.

“This kind of ordinance would reflect mine and everybody else’s appreciation for (veterans’) service,” said Deputy Mayor William Murray, speaking at the Tuesday, Feb. 4 council session. “I wanted to bring it up so folks in council know that it would be a good gesture, not have a huge financial impact and not be hard to enforce.”

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City says regional school can still bond during withdrawal attempt

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Written by Mary Linehan Friday, February 14, 2014 11:13 am

CAPE MAY – The city maintains that the Lower Cape May Regional School District will not lose its ability to issue long term bonds and finance necessary repairs because of its attempt to withdraw from or dissolve the regional school district.

Councilman Jack Wichterman said he contacted the city’s attorney, Vito Gagliardi, after Superintendent Chris Kobik said the regional district could not bond until Cape May’s attempt to leave it was resolved.

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Students get crazy with hats and hair

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 12, 2014 07:52 am


 Rebekah Leyva-Santamaria shows off her funky hair style on Crazy Hat and Crazy Hair Day which was sponsored by Cape May City Elementary School’s student council. 
 Rebekah Leyva-Santamaria shows off her funky hair style on Crazy Hat and Crazy Hair Day which was sponsored by Cape May City Elementary School’s student council. Rebekah Leyva-Santamaria shows off her funky hair style on Crazy Hat and Crazy Hair Day which was sponsored by Cape May City Elementary School’s student council.

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Center for Community Arts receives state arts grant

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 07:49 pm

 Local children and visitors enjoy CCA’s Kid's Art Camp for children 6-9 at Cape May City Elementary School each summer. The program is funded in part by a grant from the State Council on the Arts.
 Local children and visitors enjoy CCA’s Kid's Art Camp for children 6-9 at Cape May City Elementary School each summer. The program is funded in part by a grant from the State Council on the Arts.  CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts (CCA) in Cape May received $16,832 from the State Council on the Arts General Operating Support Grant for 2014.

Founded in 1995, CCA is a multicultural education organization whose arts and humanities programs foster creativity and community building. The grant will help support arts programs CCA offers throughout the year including Art at the Library, Youth Arts Program, the Delores Cheney Youth Arts Fair and The Great Cookie Exchange.

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New board officers announced at Cape May Stage 

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 05:42 pm

Gail Wilsey Morrison will serve as the board president of Cape May Stage in 2014.
  Gail Wilsey Morrison will serve as the board president of Cape May Stage in 2014.  CAPE MAY – The board of directors of Cape May Stage recently elected new officers for 2014.

Gail Wilsey Morrison was elected board president with Susan Teitelman elected to serve as first vice president. Fred May was elected treasurer, Yvonne Kuemmerle was elected secretary and Stephen Miller was re-elected to serve as second vice president.

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