• 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

Alleged jewel thief suspected in thefts in 3 states

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:57 am

CAPE MAY – A Delran man has been charged with stealing more than $60,000 worth of jewelry after a local business owner alerted police to a person fitting a suspect’s likeness, distributed by Cape May police through social media.

Kenneth M. O’ Leary, 51, was arrested about 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 on charges related to a jewelry theft that occurred on the Washington Street Mall on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Masked man allegedly steals $950 from safe, flees on foot

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:53 am

CAPE MAY – A Villas man faces charges of burglary after he allegedly robbed a store’s safe, police said recently.

Justin M. Freeling, 25, was arrested by Cape May police at about 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, after they responded to a 911 call from an employee of Dellas 5&10 on store on the Washington Street Mall reporting a theft of cash from the store safe.

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Master Chief Petty Officer visits Coast Guard Training Center

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Written by Christopher South Monday, November 03, 2014 11:00 pm

CAPE MAY – The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Steven W. Cantrell, recently spent two days at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May attending and participated in various events.

Cantrell and his wife, Janet Cantrell, attended Guardian Spouse meetings, toured the Child Development Center on base and attended a recruit graduation.

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Mad Batter hosts Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery members

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 03, 2014 02:43 pm

CAPE MAY – The work of members of the Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery will be on display at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson Street in Cape May, during the month of November.

The exhibit includes works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, clay and wood. A meet-the-artist reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.

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Fall brings childhood memories back

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, November 02, 2014 02:49 pm

When I think about fall I normally think about two things: apples and leaves. 

And it’s not because my mom made an apple/leaf casserole either. Had she, we would have eaten what was put on the table. There were no special dinners in our house – you ate what you were given.
I wouldn’t rule out an apple/leaf casserole, however. My tastes have changed since I’ve gotten older. I don’t mind carrots as much, and I can eat dishes with chunks of cooked tomato. I just found out someone I know doesn’t like chunks of uncooked tomato in his food. I wonder how he feels about leaves.
Leaves are nature’s precursor to snow. Kids like the fallen leaves and fallen snow for the same reason, because they can play in them. Adults dislike them for the same reason – they both mean work.

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Same signs don’t mean a slate

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, November 02, 2014 02:41 pm

signs CAPE MAY – Having the same style campaign signs doesn’t mean two candidates formed a team for the Nov. 4 election, Jerry Inderwies Jr. said.

Inderwies, one of five candidates for three seats on Cape May City Council, said he began fielding questions recently about he and Charles Hendricks, who have nearly identical lawns signs. He said people were asking if the two had formed a partnership in running for Cape May City Council.

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School board authorizes lease of grounds for park Security is foremost concern, says BOE president

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, November 01, 2014 02:39 pm

CAPE MAY – The Cape May City Board of Education authorized a lease with the City of Cape May for a large portion of its recreational space to become part of Lafayette Street Park.

The school board had a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23 to discuss and vote on the measure, which passed by a 6-2 vote with one member absent.

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Cape May Community Blood Drive Nov. 24

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 01, 2014 01:23 pm

CAPE MAY – The American Red Cross and the City of Cape May are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave. Appointments are preferred. For an appointment call Patty Harbora at (609) 884-9530 or sign up at redcrossblood.org. Enter the sponsor code: cape may city. 

1 (800) 733-3767 (REDCROSS)

   

Burgers and fries will be the staples at Charlie’s

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 31, 2014 02:45 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – As the name implies, Charlie’s Burgers and Fries owner Bob Novak is staking his reputation on two American staples – burgers and fries.

Novak opened Charlie’s, located at the fork in the road of Bayshore and Fishing Creek roads, the weekend of Oct. 17 and felt he got a good response.

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LCMR district offers public information meeting on ballot questions

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 31, 2014 02:36 pm

ERMA – Lower Cape May Regional hosted a presentation Tuesday titled “Legal Explanation of the General and Special School Elections,” in order to explain both ballot questions to the public. 

The announcement of the presentation, held in the high school auditorium, was sent to local media on Monday. One attendee said he found the notice of the meeting in the daily newspaper Tuesday morning.

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