Cape May Gazette

Shoplifting suspect arrested after motor vehicle stop

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 09:05 am

STONE HARBOR - On Sept. 4, Stone Harbor Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop in their jurisdiction and identified Jessica Mantilla as the suspect in the shoplifting case from Shades of Cape May. Mantilla, of Lancaster, Pa., was charged with fourth degree shoplifting in reference to this incident.

 

Celebrating the tomato

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 03:50 pm

Robyn Iannarelli of Cherry Hill orders a margherita flat bread from The Well Center for Massage during West Cape May’s annual Tomato Festival Saturday, Aug. 29 in Wilbraham Park.
Robyn Iannarelli of Cherry Hill orders a margherita flat bread from The Well Center for Massage during West Cape May’s annual Tomato Festival Saturday, Aug. 29 in Wilbraham Park. Robyn Iannarelli of Cherry Hill orders a margherita flat bread from The Well Center for Massage during West Cape May’s annual Tomato Festival Saturday, Aug. 29 in Wilbraham Park.

Photos by Jen Marra

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Domestic violence leads to aggravated assault arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 02:52 pm

VILLAS – A report of domestic violence has led to the arrest of a local man on aggravated assault charges.

On Wednesday, Sept. 03, at approximately 3:42 a.m., Lower Township Police responded to Cape Regional Medical Center for the report of an alleged aggravated assault, which occurred in the area of Mowery Avenue, Villas. Patrolman Armbruster met with the victim who stated his roommate struck him in the face during a verbal dispute, fracturing the victim’s jaw in two locations.

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Coast Guard saves choking woman near Cape May Harbor

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 05, 2014 12:36 pm

uscg CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard helped save the life of a choking woman aboard a yacht near Cape May Harbor last week.

A crew member aboard the Cape May-based 65-foot yacht Canyon Lady called for help when a 61-year-old woman aboard choked on her lunch. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape May met the Canyon Lady on the inbound side of the jetties where a Coast Guard EMT went aboard the yacht to render assistance.

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Revolutionary War encampment at Historic Cold Spring Village

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:16 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Reenactors depicting soldiers from the Continental Army, loyalists and Hessian mercenaries will bring the American Revolution to life on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7 at Historic Cold Spring Village.
The annual Revolutionary War Encampment will be held from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on both days.
Visitors can see demonstrations of drills and equipment, with cannon firing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. both days. Civilian reenactors will also demonstrate the role played by typical Americans of the period in supporting the soldiers. Children can participate in a militia muster at noon at the Dennisville Inn and search the village for clues in the Cold Spring Patriot Spy Game on Saturday and Sunday.

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Council denies another street opening

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 05, 2014 11:11 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May City Council opted for the second time, recently, to deny a street opening application on a road paved within the last five years.
City manager Bruce MacLeod introduced the application to council saying a property owner at 1230 Idaho Avenue had applied under hardship circumstances, saying they were requesting to open the street for gas service. The owner has been doing some remodeling to an existing home and wants to change some services from electric to natural gas. MacLeod said this was similar to a request made last month for 340 Congress Street, which was new construction. Regarding the Idaho Street project, South Jersey Gas noted on its application they were aware the street was under a moratorium until 2016, but made the request for a 4-by-4 foot opening plus a one foot opening for water sewer lines, 38 feet long. MacLeod said it was the city’s position not to grant waivers for the moratorium.

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Dogs "Strike a Paws" at Rusty Nail's 2nd annual Doggie Pageant

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 10:34 am

CAPE MAY – The Beach Shack, Cape May’s foremost laid-back beachside hotel, presents the second annual Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant with celebrity judges – including Countess LuAnn De Lesseps. After receiving hundreds of entries on The Rusty Nail’s Facebook submission form, the final 10 have been selected through the Rusty Nail’s Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/rustynailnj

Each of these four-legged finalists will walk the “doggie-pageant runway” for a chance at the title of “The Official Rusty Nail Dog Mascot 2015.” The winning pooch will have its photo on the official Rusty Nail Doggie Ale (beer for dogs), and its owners will take home a $250 Beach Shack/Rusty Nail gift certificate.

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Woman charged with being under the influence

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 02:46 pm

VILLAS – Lower Township Police responded to a report of a disoriented woman and ended up arresting her for allegedly being under the influence of heroin.

On Monday, Sept. 1, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Lower Township Police were dispatched to the area of the Lower Township Rescue Squad Building in Villas for a report of a disoriented female. 

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Charlie Hendricks running for Cape May City Council

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, September 04, 2014 11:35 am

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CAPE MAY – With the slogan “Reform now – End business as usual,” Charles F. "Charlie" Hendricks announced on Labor Day that he would be filing signed nominating petitions for the city council election on Tuesday with the city clerk.
Hendricks issued a press release saying he is running for council for one reason: “to identify and speak out on the important issues facing the city and what must be done at the council level to address them.”
Hendricks listed the issues he sees as important, including:
the Sewell Tract, where the city leadership supports state regulators and the developer over local residents.
Convention Hall, where finances remain hidden and flood insurance coverage remains costly and inadequate.
Lack of transparency in government which stifles accountability.

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Wichterman announces Dec. 9 referendum date

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, September 04, 2014 11:24 am

CAPE MAY – Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman announced Tuesday the city has been informed of a Dec. 9 date for the referendum on the school funding issue.
Wichterman said the city received a letter dated Aug. 29 informing them of the decision by Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools Richard Stepura calling for a Dec. 9 referendum to decide whether Cape May will leave the Lower Cape May Regional School District. Wichterman said the referendum was approved by the state a while ago, but it was up to Stepura to set a date.
The special election for the referendum will be from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in Cape May, West Cape May, and Lower Township.

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