Cape May Gazette

USCG rescues six from sinking sailboat off Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 04:11 pm

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard rescued five adults and one child Thursday, May 29, from a 68-foot sailboat taking on water 25 miles offshore from Cape May.

An emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the sailing vessel Irvmiren’s distress at approximately 10:46 p.m., Wednesday.

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Mute swans: the silent killers of Lake Lily

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:52 am

swans  CAPE MAY – Looking out on Cape May Point’s Lake Lily, one might spot a mother mute swan and her four cygnets (baby swans). The bevy of swan offspring often huddle around their mother, or sometimes form a line behind the pen as she glides elegantly on the water, looking majestic and proud.

What is not readily apparent to anyone, perhaps even to her young, is that the mother mute swan is a killer.

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A festival within a jazz festival

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 29, 2014 09:37 am

CAPE MAY — A marriage featuring an old Cape May institution and a relatively new one is bringing what Exit 0 International Jazz Festival producer Michael Kline called “a festival within a festival.”

“We area collaborating with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities on two events,” Kline said. “The biggest thing is the jazz at the Physick Estate on Saturday, May 31. That is basically a festival within a festival.”

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Hey look, free gluten

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:28 am

I had a birthday recently and my daughter, who has been concerned about my health as I age, baked me a gluten-free cake.

I appreciated the gesture, but I did have to ask, “Why gluten-free?”

I never really understood the whole problem with gluten – probably because I have no gluten issues. I decided to Google it and see what is the big matter with gluten.

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Memorial Day highlight is local MOH nominee

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Written by Christopher South Monday, May 26, 2014 02:14 pm

Patrick Sbarra being honored by his peers. Patrick Sbarra being honored by his peers. CAPE MAY – Memorial Day is always something special in Cape May, but the introduction of a local Congressional Medal of Honor nominee made it more so.

Cape May Point resident Patrick Sbarra is a Korean War veteran who is a fixture at ceremonies remembering America’s fallen heroes. Sbarra devoted a lot of time and effort trying to get a Korean War Memorial in New Jersey. But long before that, he was a corpsman helping get wounded soldiers off the battlefield and to medical attention.

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Aviation Museum’s 'Runway 5K' cleared for take off

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 24, 2014 01:01 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (NASW), located at the Cape May Airport, will host the 2nd annual “Runway 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk” on Saturday June 14, at 9 a.m. The museum is excited to bring this event back to Cape May County and historic Hangar #1. 

With the cooperation of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (operators of the Cape May Airport), the airport will temporarily close to air traffic allowing runners and walkers this unique opportunity to compete on the runways. Early registration is highly recommended. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. located at the entrance to the Aviation Museum. Air traffic and runways will be shut down between 8 and 11 a.m.

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Cape May County, Coast Guard plan ‘marriage'

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, May 24, 2014 09:15 am

CAPE MAY – Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Robert Papp, said the U.S. Coast Guard and Cape May County are in a kind of engagement period, and the wedding is not far off. 

Papp was addressing an audience of mostly invited guests at Cape May Convention Hall, Friday, where he talked about Cape May County being designated a “Coast Guard Community.”

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Cape May selected as site for the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard change-of-watch

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 23, 2014 03:04 pm

WASHINGTON — Master Chief Petty Officer Steven W. Cantrell is scheduled to assume the duties of the master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard during a change-of-watch ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.

During the ceremony, overseen by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., Cantrell will relieve Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt to become the 12th MCPOCG.

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LTPD Weekly Adult Arrest Summary – May 12 to May 18, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 23, 2014 12:10 pm

ltpd May 12: David A. Carpino, 57, E. Youngs Ave., Wildwood, shoplifting, contempt of court; Joseph W. Palmisano, 31, W. St. John’s Ave., Villas, carjacking; Scott C. Price, 42, E. Virginia Ave., Villas, criminal mischief, possession of 50g or less marijuana. May 13: Antonio D. Richardson, 21, Silver Run Road, Millville, assault, contempt of court;

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Coast Guard has change of command for top enlisted member

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:25 pm

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard held a change of command ceremony for its highest ranking enlisted member, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.

On May 22, MCPO Steven C. Cantrell assumed the duties of MCPO Michael P. Leavitt, who is retiring from the Coast Guard after 32 years of service. Leavitt will be returning to his native Idaho, where he said he would probably start working on a Ph.D., he said. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Arts degree in Training and Education.

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