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    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

Vigorous has new commander

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 23, 2013 05:00 am


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Cmdr. Gregory H. Magee, commanding officer of the 44-year-old Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous homeported in Cape May, reads his orders during the cutter's change-of-command ceremony Thursday, May 14. During the ceremony, Magee transferred command of the 210-foot Vigorous and 80-person crew to Cmdr. Terry M. Johns.
  photo by Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham/ Cmdr. Gregory H. Magee, commanding officer of the 44-year-old Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous homeported in Cape May, reads his orders during the cutter's change-of-command ceremony Thursday, May 14. During the ceremony, Magee transferred command of the 210-foot Vigorous and 80-person crew to Cmdr. Terry M. Johns.

CAPE MAY – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous held a change-of-command ceremony last week at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.
Cmdr. Gregory H. Magee relinquished command of the cutter to Cmdr. Terry M. Johns.

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Jersey Shore Pops appoints new assistant music director

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 22, 2013 07:00 pm

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John Drechen has been named assistant music director for The Jersey Shore Pops.
 Submitted/ John Drechen has been named assistant music director for The Jersey Shore Pops.

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Linda Gentille and the Jersey Shore Pops have appointed John Drechen as assistant music director for the orchestra.

Drechen has been with the orchestra since its inception in 2009. He is currently the band director at Lower Cape May Regional High School, a position he has held since 1990. He is responsible for multiple ensembles, including the symphonic band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, marching parade band, the pep band, the pit orchestra for musicals, and the summer community concert band.

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Local woman named Coast Guard’s best civilian employee

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:21 pm

 
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Jeannie Sansone is presented the award for Civilian of the Year for 2012 by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp and Curtis B. Odom, director of personnel management for the Coast Guard.


 photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley/ Jeannie Sansone is presented the award for Civilian of the Year for 2012 by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp and Curtis B. Odom, director of personnel management for the Coast Guard.

CAPE MAY – A civilian employee at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May has been named the Coast Guard’s Civilian Employee of the Year for 2012.

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Bizarre History of Cape May > 1850s brought a number of firsts to Cape May

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 02:51 pm

Ominous as the signs were on the issue of slavery, the years before the Civil War did provide some historic recognitions for Cape Island, which was still years away from being known as Cape May.

It was during this period of the 1850s that the first newspaper was printed in the county. The first school superintendent in Cape Island was appointed in 1851, a decade from the start of what some called the “big rebellion” and others identified as the “war between the states” or a name to survive longer and in prominence, the Civil War.

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Aviation museum announces 2013 events

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 16, 2013 04:31 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum has announced its 2013 calendar of events, including the Runway 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk.

The 2013 Free Historic Lecture Series is scheduled for three Tuesdays in June. Lectures will begin at 7 p.m. Closing out the summer season, NASW will host AirFest on Labor Day Weekend and a USO style big band dance and concert in September.

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Lower looks to address local drug issues in town meeting

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, May 15, 2013 08:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Officials hope to hold a town meeting here after the summer to address drug issues and addiction.

Mayor Michael Beck, who came to elected office after 25 as a Philadelphia police officer, said he sees the spread of heroin use as a clear and present danger for his community.

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Voll says zero tolerance for unleashed canines

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, May 15, 2013 02:10 pm

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – There will be a zero tolerance policy when it comes to dogs running loose on the beach, and their owners not cleaning up after them, said township manager Michael Voll.

“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t hear these complaints,” said Voll. “We are stepping up enforcement. We are not issuing warnings.

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City backs $8M renovations to Victorian Towers complex

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 pm

CAPE MAY – City council approved a resolution Monday supporting the Diocesan Housing Services Corporation’s (DHSC) grant application to fund major renovations to the Victorian Towers housing complex here.

“The council is very supportive of the diocesan application,” said Mayor Ed Mahaney. “The special meeting was to address some concerns on the financials, but the application made the adjustments and restored the amount the city receives.”

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