Cape May Gazette

Lower, Middle propose continuous bike path from ferry to zoo

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, December 05, 2013 06:58 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower and Middle townships are working together on a proposed continuous bike path from the bay to the county zoo.

Local officials first announced the proposal to connect the two communities’ bikeways last July. They revealed a conceptual plan for the project at a Thursday, Nov. 26 meeting at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lower Township.

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Cape May awarded ADA compliance grants

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 06:00 am

CAPE MAY – Gov. Chris Christie and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs have announced that Cape May will receive a grant of $400,000 from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program to fund the city’s ongoing initiative to provide ADA compliant improvements throughout the community.

The grant award will provide funding to complete Phase VI of the city’s continuing plan to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are three distinct upgrades to be featured in this current 2014 program year project:

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Historic district at Cape May County airport seeks to preserve past, look to the future

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, December 04, 2013 06:35 pm

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Local, county and state officials announced the creation of a new historic district here in a public ceremony early Wednesday afternoon.

The plan is to look to the future while preserving the past.

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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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