• Cape May Gazette

    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

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    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

  • Cape May Gazette

     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

World Series of Birding returns in May

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 29, 2014 08:00 am

CAPE MAY – More than 100 teams are expected to come to New Jersey and Cape May on May 10 for the 31st annual World Series of Birding, hosted by the New Jersey Audubon.

Teams have up to 24 hours to count as many bird species as they can identify by sight or sound within the state of New Jersey. Each species seen or heard counts as one.

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Veterans resource and opportunity fair

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The American Legion partnering with the State Parole Board, LWD (Labor and Workforce Development), and regional partners the Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee (CVAC) of Cape May County, and the American Red Cross will hold an event providing employment, homelessness, criminal justice initiatives and mental health (PTSD) resources from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at Naval Air Station Wildwood.

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Lower Police take part in distracted driving crackdown

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

police crack down on texting while driving  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department is taking part in a new program being initiated by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to crack down on distracted driving.

Beginning on April 1 through April 21, the Lower Township Police Department, as well as police agencies throughout the state, will join with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Distracted Driving 2014 Statewide Crackdown. This is part of a nationwide enforcement effort with the slogan, “UDrive. UText. UPay.”

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Cape May Flower Show blooms May 16

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The Garden Club of Cape May Flower Show celebrates spring on Friday, May 16 at the Cape May Convention Hall.

This year’s theme “A Magical Garden of Children’s Stories” will inspire members to create artistic arrangements interpreting Little Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Through the Looking Glass, The Secret Garden and other favorites. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be the central exhibit.

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Cape May public works preparing for summer

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:49 am

CAPE MAY – The weather is getting warmer so the Cape May Public Works Department is preparing for summer, says superintendent Robert Smith.

“We’ve got a laundry list,” he said in an interview Monday, March 25.

Cape May has 3,800 year-round residents, but it draws 45,000 visitors during the summer. The public works department uses events that lead up to the summer to get ready for tourism season, Smith said.

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Cape May to announce Convention Hall concert scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:12 am

CAPE MAY – The city is planning a news conference Monday, March 31 to announce the schedule of events at Cape May Convention Hall.

The city is scheduling national and international entertainers for shows from Memorial Day Weekend through December, according to a press release.

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Police rescue residents from smoke-filled apartment

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police responding with the Villas Volunteer Fire Department rescue two Villas residents during an early morning fire on Friday, March 14.

The Villas fire department received a report of a structure fire and entrapment at 12:13 a.m. on March 14 at 77 Wildwood Ave. in Villas. Police arrived on scene moments prior to the fire company and learned that there were still two residents in the downstairs apartment.

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Cape May arts program captures thoughts of peace in photographs

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, March 25, 2014 03:58 pm

Cecilia Grillo of Cape May and professional photographer Tina Giaimo take part in last weekend’s Center for Community Arts Youth Art Program at the Cape May United Methodist Church. Cecilia Grillo of Cape May and professional photographer Tina Giaimo take part in last weekend’s Center for Community Arts Youth Art Program at the Cape May United Methodist Church.

CAPE MAY — Cecilia Grillo,11, of Cape May, sets shards of green and blue glass, brown seashells and other objects on a table in front of a big sunset picture. She makes some adjustments until the scene is just right.

She is preparing to photograph what she finds peaceful  — the tranquility of the beach —  during Saturday night’s Center for Community Arts Youth Art Program at the Cape May United Methodist Church.

Grillo and professional photographer Tina Giaimo kneel behind a Canon digital camera and look through the viewfinder. They take a picture.

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