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Cape May County Career Firefighters raise money for breast cancer awareness

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 16, 2013 03:50 pm


Members of the Cape May Fire Department, Cape Firefighters Local IAFF 3495, wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research.
  Members of the Cape May Fire Department, Cape Firefighters Local IAFF 3495, wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

WILDWOOD – A group of Cape May County firefighters are wearing pink T-shirts on duty to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

The Cape May County Career Firefighters launched a campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer this month. The initiative’s member organizations include Ocean City FMBA Local 27, North Wildwood FMBA Local 56, Wildwood FMBA Local 50, and Cape May IAFF Local 3495.

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Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 16, 2013 03:47 pm

 Coast Guard assisting disabled sailboat photo by fireman Michael Deugwillo/Crew members from Coast Guard Station Cape May assist boaters who are aboard a 44-foot sailboat Oct. 12.

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard assisted four people who were aboard a disabled 44-foot sailboat about one mile offshore from Cape May Inlet Saturday.

A 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May was already underway at 1:15 p.m. when crewmembers noticed an unusual-looking sailboat.

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Lower Township police monthly activity report > September 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 am

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township police reported 3,815 general complaints and service calls in September. There were 175 EMS calls with Lower Township Rescue and 46 fire alarm calls.

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Student assembly focuses on stopping bullying

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:20 pm

 Sadie Jensen leads the staff and students in the Pledge of Allegiance during the first Green Dot/Mind Up assembly at Cape May City Elementary School.
 Sadie Jensen leads the staff and students in the Pledge of Allegiance during the first Green Dot/Mind Up assembly at Cape May City Elementary School.

Sadie Jensen leads the staff and students in the Pledge of Allegiance during the first Green Dot/Mind Up assembly at Cape May City Elementary School.

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Co-op gallery announces featured artists for October

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:10 pm

 Halloween candles by Dennis Dowe
 Halloween candles by Dennis Dowe CAPE MAY – The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery is featuring the work of four members through October. Sharing the spotlight are Catherine Bosna, Dennis Dowe, Lee Hajduk and Linda Pendrak.

Bosna works in a variety of media including custom-designed floorcloths – a medium she uses to express her love of form, color, texture and design, according to a news release. She studied fine art at Rosemont College and painting with Philadelphia artist Domenic DeStephano.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > Lincoln historian coming to Cape May, but did Honest Abe?

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, October 10, 2013 09:37 am

When renowned Lincoln historian Harold Holzer speaks in Cape May on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13, he will feel right at home although it will be his first visit at the seashore resort. Abe Lincoln seems to follow Holzer wherever he goes and Cape May is no exception because a local Lincoln legend was started here 164 years ago, just a few blocks from where Holzer will be speaking.

People have been arguing about its authenticity right to this day.

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Aviation museum earns 2013 TripAdvisor award

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 09, 2013 03:05 pm

 Aviation museum earns 2013 TripAdvisor award Aviation museum earns 2013 TripAdvisor award

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

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WOW participates in Dragon Boat Race, raises money for park bench

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 09, 2013 09:43 am

CAPE MAY – This past weekend the Women of Wildwood (WOW) participated in their first ever Dragon Boat Race competition in Cape May. 

The team of 21 female crewmembers raised money to donate a park bench and tree in memory of Michele Laffey, a friend and neighbor who died suddenly on Nov. 11, 2012.

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‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:00 am

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on Oct. 10 designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one day.

Known as “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Although New Jersey has managed to celebrate the last two Put the Brakes on Fatalities Days without tragedy, it will take the combined vigilance of all roadway users to accomplish this feat for the third consecutive year.

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Galloway man charged in bomb threat at Lower Cape May Regional

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 08, 2013 04:08 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Officials announced the arrest of a Galloway man Tuesday on charges that he posted a comment on the YouTube video site about placing a bomb at the Lower Cape May Regional High School.

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana said Richard Merkel, 23, was charged with the third degree crime of false public alarm. The arrest stems from an investigation involving the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit, the Lower Township Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service and the Galloway Township Police Department. 

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