• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Police department will focus on customer service, chief says

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:28 am

CM Police Chief Rob Sheehan CM Police Chief Rob Sheehan CAPE MAY — The Cape May Police Department has a new chief, who said he would like his department to be more open and his officers approachable.

“Communication is the key, whether it is to the public, the rank and file, or to the city,” Police Chief Rob Sheehan said.

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Fisherman dies after fall from boat

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:25 am

SCHELLENGER’S LANDING — A fisherman reportedly died after falling from a fishing boat docked near the Lobster House Restaurant.
Cape May Fire Chief Jerry Inderwies Jr. confirmed they received a 911 call on Saturday, April 19, at 8:49 p.m.

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Midshipman from Lower Township charged with assault on taxi driver

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, April 23, 2014 02:45 pm

Gabriel Marc Voumard Gabriel Marc Voumard ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman from Lower Township was arrested Sunday and charged with assaulting a taxi driver in Annapolis, Md.

Gabriel Marc Voumard, 22, was arrested on two counts of assault and one count of reckless endangerment after he allegedly threatened the driver with a butter knife.

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Cape May Easter Fashion Stroll Winners

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 02:20 pm

Best Easter Bonnet - child Best Easter Bonnet - child

CAPE MAY, NJ – The Washington Street Mall served as the runway for the annual Easter Fashion Stroll on Easter Sunday, where contestants of all ages paraded in their finest Easter attire. Mall merchants celebrated the event with ribbons, prizes, treats and gift certificates. And of course, the Easter Bunny was on hand for pictures and hugs, and gave out free Jelly Beans courtesy of The Original Fudge Kitchen. The Cape May Dairy Queen and The Original Fudge Kitchen also provided free ice cream for all children who are contestants.
Categories Winners are as follows:

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Aviation museum recognizes volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum Board of Directors recognized volunteers Brian Ferrante, Richie Mayor and Phillip Smith last week.

Ferrante, of Wildwood, received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Jersey City University. He has a love for history, and over the winter he assisted museum staff by researching information for new exhibits, according to a press release. He is also passionate about golf and education, and hopes to pursue a graduate degree.

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DRBA giveth, and Christie taketh away

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 05:04 pm

Governor vetoes salary increases for DRBA employees

TRENTON — The Delaware River and Bay Authority and Gov. Chris Christie disagree on how DRBA employees should be compensated. 

The DRBA issued a statement Tuesday saying the governor vetoed a resolution that would have given a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment to union and nonunion employees.

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35th Annual Great Cape May Footrace

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Written by Christopher South Monday, April 21, 2014 01:58 pm

CAPE MAY — The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k racecourse on Saturday, May 10. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Registration and check-in is at 7:15 a.m.; Race is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per person. Contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508.

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CCA receives Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 21, 2014 01:44 pm

Students from CCA's YAP program in Cape May created bowls to be sold this spring to benefit their programs. Students from CCA's YAP program in Cape May created bowls to be sold this spring to benefit their programs.  CAPE MAY — The Center for Community Arts of Cape May announced it has been awarded a general operating support grant of $15,000 from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for their programs throughout Cape May County that promote and empower a creative community of youth, adults and seniors. Christopher J. Daggett, President and CEO, of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation said, “New Jersey’s non-profit community continues to rise to the challenges of the day, turning inspiration and passion into action to build resilient, sustainable and creative communities throughout our state. The approval of this grant is a testament to the quality and impact of your work, as well as your leadership. We are grateful of all that you do to realize our collective dreams for a better New Jersey.”

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Man arrested for assault on police officer

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Written by Christopher South Friday, April 18, 2014 02:16 pm

VILLAS — Police arrested a man they allege punched an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.

On April 15, at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Desoto Avenue, Villas, for a report of a disorderly male subject. Upon arriving at that location, Special Officer James Collins encountered Alexander Vosper, 21, an unemployed male who resides in the 4700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Wildwood. Vosper was actively involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified male who was still on scene.

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Workin’ at the car wash

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 10:03 am

The West Cape May Boy Scout Troop 73 holds a car wash fundraiser Saturday, April 12, in the parking lot of the West Cape May Fire Hall.  

 

   

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