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Landscape is the theme for artists’ gallery in March

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 08:57 pm

“Fall Sunset,” a photograph by Joe Evangelista “Fall Sunset,” a photograph by Joe Evangelista CAPE MAY – The landscape in all its majesty and variety will be celebrated at the new Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery during the month of March.

From vivid photographs of beach scenes and busy urban streetscapes, to soft pastels of bays and wetlands, to scenic stained glass and mosaic works, to jewelry and decorative painting, every member is contributing his or her own unique vision to this month’s exhibit.

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Donations needed at local food pantries

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, February 26, 2014 07:45 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Food insecurity is a reality for many local working families and local officials are asking residents to help restock the food pantries here.

“I’ve asked the people of this community on several occasions to step up and help the less fortunate during these tough economic times with donations of non-perishable foods and they have always stepped up,” Lower Township manager Mike Voll said in a statement last week. He said food pantries need help through spring.

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LCMR student honored for volunteer service

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:51 pm

LCMR student honored for volunteer service  LOWER TOWNSHIP – A student at Lower Cape May Regional High School has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Joshua Frederick, 17, of Villas, is a volunteer at North Cape Center Nursing Home and teaches ju-jitsu classes at the Lower Township Recreation Center. The high school nominated him for the honor in the fall in recognition of his volunteer service.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Early cape preacher lost much, but not his faith

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:35 pm

Fifty-five years after the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church was founded, a pastor arrived who has become an important part of Colonial history for his missionary work with American Indians and for his attempts to convert them to Christianity.

The Rev. John Brainerd, who filled a vacancy at the now 300-year-old church during the winter of 1769-1770, has gone down in history as having given his days and nights to the temporal and spiritual good of the American Indians.

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‘Reluctant Dragon’ at West Cape May Elementary School

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 01:00 am

  
The cast from another ELTC-guided performance at West Cape May Elementary School, Photo credit: Gayle Stahlhuth / The cast from another ELTC-guided performance at West Cape May Elementary School,  WEST CAPE MAY — Students will perform "The Reluctant Dragon" 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore St.

The play is to be performed by 15 students under the direction of East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, assisted by Sally Bingham and Lee O'Connor. The script is based on the Kenneth Grahame classic about a poetry-loving dragon and the youngsters who protect him against the townsfolk, and St. George, the famous dragon slayer.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Two local churches have prevailed for centuries

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, February 21, 2014 07:44 pm

While the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church proudly celebrates its 300th anniversary this year it could look back to almost two years ago when the Baptist Church of Cape May Court House marked its 300th birthday and established the claim to be the oldest church in Cape May County.

The Baptists, who celebrated their milestone by publishing a glossy 168-page coffee table book of text and photos about their history, started their local church on June 24, 1712. Two years later, about ten miles to the south in Lower Township, came the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, its precise date of charter clouded by the passage of time.

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Police seize 46 bags of heroin in Villas home

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 20, 2014 02:54 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a Lower Township man with distribution of heroin.

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Regional SWAT Team raided the home of Jerry Murphy, 58, on the 100 block of Tampa Ave. in the Villas on Friday, Feb. 14. They found 46 bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant there, according to a release.

Cash from the sale of heroin was also discovered in the home, according to the county prosecutor’s office.

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Motion in the ocean

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, February 20, 2014 01:00 am

 Motion in the ocean Jack Bosna of Cape May rides low as the wave starts to curl Friday, Feb. 14 at Grant Street beach in Cape May. A smaller swell stuck around for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, after a northeaster storm came through on Thursday, Feb. 13, bringing in perfect waves for surfing. For more photos see Page 13.  Jack Bosna of Cape May rides low as the wave starts to curl Friday, Feb. 14 at Grant Street beach in Cape May. A smaller swell stuck around for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, after a northeaster storm came through on Thursday, Feb. 13, bringing in perfect waves for surfing. 

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Local veteran to be honored

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 08:42 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation will honor veteran Spyros Spyropoulos of Lower Township at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the St. John Neumann Parish, St. John of God Church, 680 Town Bank Road in Lower Township.

Fr. Ernest Soprano, Rev. Jeffrey Elliot, Rabbi Jeffrey Lipshultz, Chaplain Eamon McGraw, Fr. Miles Barret, Four Chaplains board member Brian McEwin and others will participate in the service.

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MAC names 2014 board

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:30 pm

From left are MAC Board of Trustees president Mary McKenney, trustee Frank Acker, first vice president Doug McMain, secretary Tom Carroll, trustee John Mitchell, treasurer Chris Shoemaker, second vice president Vicki Watson, trustee Bernie Haas, third vice president Diane Hutchinson, trustee Shirley From left are MAC Board of Trustees president Mary McKenney, trustee Frank Acker, first vice president Doug McMain, secretary Tom Carroll, trustee John Mitchell, treasurer Chris Shoemaker, second vice president Vicki Watson, trustee Bernie Haas, third vice president Diane Hutchinson, trustee Shirley

CAPE MAY – The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) recently announced its 2014 Board of Trustees.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Board of Trustees met for its first meeting of the year at the historic clubhouse of the Kiwanis Club of Cape May, 1041 Beach Avenue. The new board was elected at the end of last year.

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