• Cape May Gazette

    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

  • Regional

    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

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     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Maurer named Teacher of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 05, 2013 03:13 pm

Cape May City Elementary School’s nurse and health teacher Joan Maurer was the recipient of this year’s Teacher of the Year award. Maurer has been with Cape May school for 20 years and has been involved with school nursing and teaching for 23 years.
  Cape May City Elementary School’s nurse and health teacher Joan Maurer was the recipient of this year’s Teacher of the Year award. Maurer has been with Cape May school for 20 years and has been involved with school nursing and teaching for 23 years.

Cape May City Elementary School’s nurse and health teacher Joan Maurer was the recipient of this year’s Teacher of the Year award. Maurer has been with Cape May school for 20 years and has been involved with school nursing and teaching for 23 years.

 

Triathlon makes a big splash

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, June 05, 2013 03:05 pm

  Triathlon makes a big splash  More than 800 athletes jumped off the MV Twin Capes ferry vessel into the Delaware Bay and swam ashore to begin the Escape the Cape Triathlon on Sunday, June 2. The event included three races: a Sprint Triathlon, International Triathlon and International Aquabike. More than 2,000 spectators lined the race course, with the finish line on the terminal’s boardwalk.

Officials say event was a major success for township

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – The township entered the summer with a splash last weekend with a successful triathlon that appears set to become a Jersey Shore tradition.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > Slavery in Cape May County lasted 146 years

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, June 05, 2013 02:50 pm

 The first reported slaves were brought to the area now known as Cape May and Lower Township in 1688. The last slave was said to have been freed in 1834.

During those 146 years, the territory to become Cape May County was to tell its own story of slavery, some of it more moderate than the South, but all of it negative in its final summary.

The man who started it never lived here, and never even set foot on the soil, but still was a powerful influence in the early development of the cape.

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MAC honors volunteers at annual reception

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 30, 2013 08:10 pm

 MAC board president Doug McMain (third from right) and Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney (right) with (from left) state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, MAC board member Chris Shoemaker and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, presented MAC staff with “Over and Above Awards” at the organization’s annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 25.

MAC board president Doug McMain (third from right) and Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney (right) with (from left) state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, MAC board member Chris Shoemaker and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, presented MAC staff with “Over and Above Awards” at the organization’s annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 25.

CAPE MAY – The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) honored its staff for their volunteer service at the organization’s annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on Wednesday, April 25.

The ceremony, sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, honored those people who give generously of their time and talents to support MAC and its programming. The “Over and Above Awards” recognize staff who have donated 10 or more days of volunteer service to support MAC programming.

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Queen Victoria’s reign continues in Cape May chocolate championship

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:08 am

Anna Marie and Doug McMain are three-time winners of the Cape May Chocolate Championship Tour and Tasting.
  Anna Marie and Doug McMain are three-time winners of the Cape May Chocolate Championship Tour and Tasting.

CAPE MAY – For the third straight year, innkeepers Anna Marie and Doug McMain of the Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast, 102 Ocean Street, were named winners of Cape May's Chocolate Championship Tour and Tasting.

The competition was held Saturday, May 4. The Queen Victoria won with the dessert, Queen Victoria Chocolate Delights.

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Villas woman recognized for helping patients at end of their lives

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 am

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Local officials recognized a long time resident for her dozen years of volunteer work supporting people at the end of their lives.

Judy Saracco, of the Villas, was honored for her work by council members earlier this month after she was named a Cape May County 2013 Outstanding Senior of the Year by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Robert Thibault of Sea Isle City was the other recipient of the county’s award.

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Dependable returns to Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 29, 2013 08:10 pm

 U.S. Coast Guard photo 
 U.S. Coast Guard photo/ The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew moors in Cape May Sunday, May 26 after a 58-day patrol. During the patrol, the Dependable crew conducted fisheries operations in the North Atlantic, and counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in the Caribbean Sea.

CAPE MAY – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to its homeport of Cape May Sunday.

During the 58-day patrol, the Dependable crew conducted fisheries operations in the North Atlantic, and counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in the Caribbean Sea, according to a press release.

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Atlantic Cape honors Cape May man

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 29, 2013 04:17 pm

Robert Mullock, right, received Atlantic Cape Community College's 2013 President's Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award. He is shown with college president Dr. Peter Mora at the 46th annual Commencement May 23 at the Mays Landing Campus.

  Robert Mullock, right, received Atlantic Cape Community College's 2013 President's Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award. He is shown with college president Dr. Peter Mora at the 46th annual Commencement May 23 at the Mays Landing Campus.

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic Cape Community College last week gave its President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Robert Mullock of Cape May.

Mullock is owner of the Cape May National Golf Club and the Chalfonte Hotel. He received the award at the college’s 46th annual commencement May 23.

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