Cape May Gazette

Relay For Life coming to Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 02:02 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - For the first time, Lower Township will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on May 30 through May 31 at Lower Cape May Regional High School, Councilman Tom Conrad announced during a recent council meeting. 

Buffi Hinker-Miller, who is the event leader, said the event is really about community and is why it was so important for Lower Township to be able to have their own local relay.
The Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, bringing communities together in hope, celebration and memory. The overnight event remembers those who have lost the fight against cancer and honors those who have survived and since its start in 1985, relay events nationwide have raised more than $5 billion.

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Celebrating more than the holidays

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:25 pm

photos by Jen Marra

  Victoria Kelly-Kuhn, Cinnamon Kelly, Mahogany Kelly, 9, Trinity and Aurora Austin, 13 and 9 respectively, Cheneen Austin and Jeanette Urquhart remember their mother, grandmother and great grandmother Charlotte Daily during the West Cape May’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 29, at Wilbraham Park.
Victoria Kelly-Kuhn, Cinnamon Kelly, Mahogany Kelly, 9, Trinity and Aurora Austin, 13 and 9 respectively, Cheneen Austin and Jeanette Urquhart remember their mother, grandmother and great grandmother Charlotte Daily during the West Cape May’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 29, at Wilbraham Park.

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Local quilters give the gift of warmth to foster children

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:28 am

VILLAS – The CAMACO Quilt Guild presented 56 handmade quilts to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children on Nov. 12 at their monthly meeting at the Millman Center in the Villas.

This is the third year in a row that guild members have donated quilts to children living in foster care in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

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Lower council awards contract for study along bay

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 04, 2014 07:30 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council this week authorized the appointment of Engineering Design Associates to perform an engineering and ecological study along Delaware Bay in Lower Township.

According to Mayor Mike Beck the study would not move a grain of sand on the beach, but would provide the township with an understanding of what needs to be done to mitigate storm flooding. A second part of the contract would address preservation or restoration of certain habitats.

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Public hearing on Exit 0 changes set for February

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:10 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The township said that a public hearing to discuss Exit 0 improvements with representatives from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is scheduled for February.

The Garden State Parkway ends at Exit 0, and it has been the site of numerous fatal accidents over the years. Some accidents have been due to Parkway motorists not realizing the highway has ended, while others were caused by Parkway traffic merging onto Route 109, according to a press release from Lower Township.

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Coast Guard recruits receive holiday cheer in stockings

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 03:34 am

Coast Guard recruits receive holiday cheer in stockings Coast Guard recruits receive holiday cheer in stockings CAPE MAY – The Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club (JCMSC) in South Jersey will once again bring cheer to Coast Guard recruits training during the Christmas holiday by presenting each with a holiday stocking on Christmas Eve.

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Call for guardrail denied by county

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – About 13 years ago, Bob Brennan got a letter saying the state was going to extend Tabernacle Road between Seashore Road and Route 9.

Brennan suspected the extension would become a problem at some point. The largely straight section of road curves to the left immediately after crossing Seashore Road.

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Cape May’s Sorantino shot her way to the top

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 03, 2014 10:12 pm

Cape May’s Sorantino shot her way to the top Cape May’s Sorantino shot her way to the top

CAPE MAY – Diane Sorantino, who retired as Cape May’s Chief of Police on Jan. 1, shot her way to the top, but not as a police officer.

“I’m very thankful for that,” Sorantino said.

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Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School Honor Roll First marking period 2014-15

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 05:26 pm

Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School Honor Roll
First marking period

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Local girl proving ‘Kids Kan’ change the world

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, December 03, 2014 04:17 pm

Annika Marks, second from right, stands with some friends before collecting donations at the West Cape May Christmas Parade last year.

Annika Marks, second from right, stands with some friends before collecting donations at the West Cape May Christmas Parade last year.

Donations being collected at West Cape May Christmas Parade

WEST CAPE MAY – Annika Marks’ non-profit group, Kids Kan, has the motto “Kids can change the world.” Since she was 7 years old, Marks has been trying to do just that in her little corner of it.

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