Cape May Gazette

Man found unconscious behind the wheel, OD suspected

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:22 am

VILLAS — Police used Narcan to revive a man found unconscious and unresponsive behind the wheel of an idling vehicle at the intersection of St. John’s Avenue and Bayshore Road at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

When Patrolman Michael Iames arrived, he found the man in the driver’s seat. A female passenger had placed the vehicle in park and called for help before Iames arrived, according to police.

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Police: Woman stabs self on Bayshore Road

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:06 am

VILLAS —A woman who was threatening to stab a dog turned the knife on herself after police arrived Sunday afternoon.

Lower Township Police responded to a report of a woman carrying a knife and trying to stab a dog about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 on Bayshore Road, according to police. Officers found the woman at the intersection with Carolina Avenue.

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Cape May Stage presents a talk-back with Reagan’s Debate Advisor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 01:39 pm

Myles Martel (R) and Pres. Ronald Reagan Myles Martel (R) and Pres. Ronald Reagan CAPE MAY – On Friday, Oct. 17, Cape May Stage presents an opportunity to hear Myles Martel, debate advisor to President Ronald Reagan, speak about his time working for the president.

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November jazz festival features mix of entertainers

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 12, 2014 05:01 pm

Rene Marie will headline at the jazz festival Rene Marie will headline at the jazz festival CAPE MAY – Forgive Michael Kline, executive producer for the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival, if he seems a little excited about this November’s lineup. It’s just that this year’s mix of entertainers includes the young and old, local entertainers and those from other parts of the country, and the addition of a fourth main stage show.

This festival, Nov. 7-9, will feature The Cookers followed by Jon Batiste on Friday night, and Rene Marie opening for Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express on the main stage on Saturday.

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Lower Township Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Happenings

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:22 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township will have a host of Halloween happenings and frightful fun for all ages throughout the month of October. 

The township’s annual Costume Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Historic Cold Spring Village. Ghouls and goblins of all ages are encouraged to show off their costumes either as parade participants or spectators during the event.

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Council considering new towing, LSV regulations

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, October 11, 2014 04:57 pm

CAPE MAY – It’s not a car show, but Cape May City Council is looking at regulations for a certain types of wheeled vehicles in the city.

City Council tabled an ordinance on tow truck services in Cape May in order to review the entire ordinance. The governing body also got a look at a sample ordinance regulating the rental of low speed vehicles (LSV) in Cape May.

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More monarchs seen this migration season

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, October 11, 2014 08:00 am

Often a common sight at the shore in the fall, monarch butterflies cling to goldenrod blossoms on a windy day near the beach. Last year, there were few of the insects to be seen coming through the county,  but this year more have been spotted, according to data collected on the Jersey Cape. (photo by Bill Barlow) Often a common sight at the shore in the fall, monarch butterflies cling to goldenrod blossoms on a windy day near the beach. Last year, there were few of the insects to be seen coming through the county, but this year more have been spotted, according to data collected on the Jersey Cape. (photo by Bill Barlow) After last year’s dismal showing, monarch butterflies are back in Cape May County, according to data collected by the Monarch Monitoring Project.

The project counts the number of monarchs seen by a single observer in a car driving slowly along a route starting at Higbee Beach in Lower Township, just south of the Cape May Canal, and continuing five miles through Cape May Point, passing a variety of habitat. 

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Wichterman says city prevailed in court

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 10, 2014 04:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said the city’s special attorney for the regional school district dissolution effort prevailed in court again.

“The cost for the special election will be born by the regional school,” he said.

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Best theatre experience south of New York

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 10:48 am

CAPE MAY – Come out Oct. 14 and see for yourself why Cape May is challenging New York as the theatre capital of the East Coast.

So what if Cape May doesn’t have quite as many theater companies, or the biggest names, but most agree it has better restaurants, a much friendlier city, more eclectic accommodations…and best of all, the theater is close and local. Plus, Cape May has the ocean.

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Public questions architect’s findings

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 09, 2014 05:06 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Architect Dan Shousky was present at Monday’s Lower Township Council meeting to answer questions about the Public Safety Building (PSB) and the proposed new facility.

The proposed construction of a new PSB on Bayshore Road has been stalled because there are not enough votes on council to pass a bond ordinance for the project.

Shousky said in 2011 a committee was formed to look at the current PSB located in the Cape May Airport complex.

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