Cape May Gazette

Walking tour follows history African Americans in Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, August 02, 2014 10:56 am

Walking Tour guide Jeff Hebron Walking Tour guide Jeff Hebron
CAPE MAY – Many visitors to Cape May are aware of the Victorian structures that make up the historic district in town, and have a vague notion of the elegant Victorian culture.
The Center for Community Arts provides its African American Heritage Walking Tour as a way of educating people on the other parts of Cape May’s history that was nearly swept away under the banner of urban renewal.
While New Jersey outlawed slavery in 1824, segregation was allowed in the state until 1948. Hence the tour starts with the Franklin Street School, located across from the current CCA offices at 717 Franklin Street. It was constructed in 1917.
Tour guide Hope Gaines said Presbyterian clergymen settled in Cape May County and they hoped to convert slaves here. In order to do this they wanted them to be able to read the Bible, and learning to read became a path to self improvement.

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Victor Grasso ‘The Sea Is Calling,’ new paintings

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 04:16 pm

CAPE MAY - SOMA NewArt Gallery announces their fourth art exhibition of the 2014 season, featuring solo exhibit: “The Sea Is Calling,” new paintings by artist Victor Grasso.

SOMA welcomes Grasso back for his seventh consecutive show at SOMA. In this new body of work Grasso continues to explore subjects that intrigue him such as the sea, sea life, and the female form. Through haunting visuals, he strives to express the subtle beauty of figurative realism as if it is encapsulated in the undulating waves of the extraordinary. 

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NAACP president speaks at Macedonia’s 122nd anniversary

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Written by Christopher South Friday, August 01, 2014 10:52 am

NJ NAACP President Richard Smith NJ NAACP President Richard Smith CAPE MAY – The president of the New Jersey NAACP was the speaker at last Sunday’s service on the occasion of the 122nd anniversary of Macedonia Baptist Church in Cape May.

Minister Robert Matthews Jr. opened the service, telling the congregation and guests, “God is not a temporary fix.”

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Cape May Stage Presents Karen Akers in ‘Time Flies’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 10:49 am

Karen Akers Karen Akers CAPE MAY - On Monday, Aug. 11, Cape May Stage welcomes back the scintillating, Tony-nominated Karen Akers in “Time Flies,” an eclectic evening of tunes by American composers.

Featuring classic standards by composers like Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, Akers takes audiences beyond the expected with songs by artists like Cyndi Lauper and the songwriting duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Using upbeat, witty songs to show off her precise comic timing, Akers conversely exhibits a contemplative thoughtfulness in the evening’s slower numbers. A singer of graceful poignance and command Akers achieves an intimacy and closeness with her audience that can only be described as “exhilarating.”

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Lenape Nation to sign Treaty of Friendship at Cultural Day

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 01, 2014 10:15 am

 

LOWER TOWNSHIP - Representatives of the Lenape Nation will be landing in Lower Township on the afternoon of Aug. 16, with the Treaty of Renewed Friendship, as part of their Rising Nation River Journey, a 150-mile canoe trip that raises the awareness of the Lenape Nation, the indigenous people of the Delaware River. 

Every four years since 2002, the nation, many of whom are descendants of full-blooded Lenape people and early European settlers, have signed a partnership with various organizations and individuals in maintaining the Delaware River's clean, natural, scenic beauty, said Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Chief Shelley DePaul.
The number of those signing this nonbinding partnership, called the "Treaty of Renewed Friendship," has grown to the point where this is the first year the Lenape are canoeing down the Delaware's entire length, from Hancock, N.Y., to Sunset Beach in Lower Township.

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Artists and antiques in the park Aug. 16

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 03:13 pm

WEST CAPE MAY – Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., local and regional artists and antique dealers will be in Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, to display and sell their goods. Wilbraham Park is at the corners of Broadway, Sunset and West Perry. This shaded park is a lovely backdrop to artwork depicting the Cape May area and some international destinations. This show benefits the West Cape May History committee and admission is free. Call Diane Flanegan at (609) 884-9325 for more information.

   

UPDATE: Police respond to suicide threat

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:59 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – On Wednesday, July 30, at approximately 2:05 pm, Lower Township Police received information that a 46-year-old man living in the 200 Block of Roseann Avenue in North Cape May, threatened suicide by means of a high caliber hand gun. 

Initial information was unclear whether other household members were present. Lower Township Police responded to the scene and established a perimeter. Nearby residents were evacuated for their safety.
After numerous failed attempts to make contact with the suicidal subject and a growing fear that other family members were trapped inside the residence, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, the County Regional SWAT Team, County Hostage Negotiation Team and the Office of Emergency Management, were requested for assistance.

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Jacklyn Buckingham adds grace to karaoke night

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:41 am

Jacklyn Buckingham singing karaoke Jacklyn Buckingham singing karaoke

CAPE MAY – Some people believe singing bad is a prerequisite for karaoke. Those people might be surprised when they come to Cape May, where you just might find a former or current professional singer at the microphone.
Last week, a singer named “Jackie” showed up at Terry O’ke in the Boiler Room at Congress Hall. “Jackie” is actually Jacklyn Buckingham, who is a featured singer for the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, and who has performed in her own show called “Country Divas,” held recently at the Ocean City Music Pier.
Buckingham is a native of Cape May Court House and a 2004 graduate of Middle Township High School. After high school she went to Montclair State, from which you can see the Manhattan skyline. She wanted to pursue a career in musical theater and wanted to be on Broadway.

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Women’s Advisory Board of Cottagers Association supports lifesaving station

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:57 am

CAPE MAY - The Women’s Advisory Board of the Cottagers Association of Cape May made a contribution, Wednesday, to the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center to encourage grassroots fundraising efforts needed to rebuild the 1876 Life Saving Station. 

Women’s Advisory Board Chairperson Pam Barsby presented a check for $400 to Museum President Kevin Maloney near the former site of the original Life Saving Station and long-closed magnesium plant at Sunset Beach.

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‘Sandy Shorts’ features beach reads wth local settings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:36 pm

LEWES, Del. — What do you get when you combine bad dogs, bad men, and bad luck? Great beach reads. And Sandy Shorts, a new book by Nancy Powichroski Sherman, offers just that. Stories in the book are set in the coastal towns of Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape May, Ocean City, and Wildwood. They are grouped into sections labeled “Sunny Days,” “Shifting Sands,” “Stormy Skies,” and “Starry Nights,” according to their mood. Many of the stories reference local restaurants, beaches, bars, stores, and other familiar locations. 

Nancy Powichroski Sherman is an award-winning author who especially enjoys writing beach reads.
“I love that the coastal towns of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey each have their own personalities. I was able to tap into that in the stories and create a wide variety of characters, situations, and settings,” she said.

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