Cape May Gazette

Gingerbread home for the holidays

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 24, 2014 02:18 pm

Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School celebrated the holidays by joining together with their families to make gingerbread houses. Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School celebrated the holidays by joining together with their families to make gingerbread houses.

Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School celebrated the holidays by joining together with their families to make gingerbread houses.

 

Column: Surfmen helped Wright brothers fly

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 am

The Kill Devil Hills Lifes-Saving Station, with four crew members wearing white hats and jackets standing in doorway, and a boat near outer wall at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina Library of Congress // The Kill Devil Hills Lifes-Saving Station, with four crew members wearing white hats and jackets standing in doorway, and a boat near outer wall at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina Coast Guard aviators have patrolled the nation’s skies for nearly 100 years, but it wasn’t pilots who first helped get the airplane off the ground.

On a stretch of empty sand in the Outer Banks of North Carolina 111 years ago, a group of surfmen from Life-Saving Station Kill Devil Hills guarded the shore near the town of Kitty Hawk. The surfmen lived hidden away between the Atlantic Ocean and Albemarle Sound, within the sparsely populated lands of the Outer Banks.

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A stocking and a hug bring Christmas joy to Coast Guard recruits

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Written by PORTIA COLE Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 am

Corry Prestidge and Sandra Keller, members of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses' Club, stuff stockings that will be delivered to recruits currently going through training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on Christmas Eve. The photos by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards // Corry Prestidge and Sandra Keller, members of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses' Club, stuff stockings that will be delivered to recruits currently going through training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on Christmas Eve. The CAPE MAY – This Christmas, new recruits in the U.S. Coast Guard will have a lot to smile about.

Thirty Eight members of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses’ Club (JCMSC) personally stuffed 320 Christmas stockings and were set to deliver them to new recruits on Christmas Eve.

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Decorating for the holidays

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 01:36 pm


Sydney Duran, Nouran Moustafa and Yousef Elwakad get help building and decorating their gingerbread houses. 
Sydney Duran, Nouran Moustafa and Yousef Elwakad get help building and decorating their gingerbread houses. CAPE MAY – Teacher Stephanie Neuman of Cape May City Elementary School has recently been tailoring her lessons around a gingerbread theme. Students are writing gingerbread stories, doing gingerbread math, reading all types of gingerbread literature, and making gingerbread houses in her class.

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Holiday Extravaganza

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, December 23, 2014 01:03 pm

Ryan and Owen March, 8 and 3 respectively, of Pottsville, Pa., visit with Santa Claus during the Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 20 in Cape May Convention Hall. The event is hosted by the Cape May Police Department and organized by Dorann Heminway, administrative assistant to the chief of police, and Officer Tony Genaro.  
Ryan and Owen March, 8 and 3 respectively, of Pottsville, Pa., visit with Santa Claus during the Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 20 in Cape May Convention Hall. The event is hosted by the Cape May Police Department and organized by Dorann Heminway, administrative assistant to the chief of police, and Officer Tony Genaro. Ryan and Owen March, 8 and 3 respectively, of Pottsville, Pa., visit with Santa Claus during the Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 20 in Cape May Convention Hall. The event is hosted by the Cape May Police Department and organized by Dorann Heminway, administrative assistant to the chief of police, and Officer Tony Genaro.

photos by Jen Marra

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Marine troopers seek public's assistance with vessel burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 22, 2014 01:39 pm

CAPE MAY – The New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau is investigating multiple vessel burglaries that have occurred in the Cape May Harbor area over the last several weeks, said Sgt. Jeff Flynn, a spokesman for the state police.

Emergency flares, hand held and projectile flares, and other items have been reported stolen. Flynn said the first burglary in this string of thefts was reported Nov. 5.

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West Cape May grant to help improve homes

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 22, 2014 12:00 am

WEST CAPE MAY — West Cape May was recently awarded a grant for $125,000 to start rehabilitating the homes of low- to- moderate income residents. The grant is being funded by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

“We are appreciative of the DCA’s award and very pleased that our application was so favorably received,” said Borough Mayor Pamela M. Kaithern. “This money will improve our housing stock – over 75 percent of which was built before 1980 – by helping a number of our residents bring their homes into compliance with local code.”

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Gus Andy wins MAC's raffle

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 09:31 am

CAPE MAY – Gus Andy, Cape May, recently won the annual make your own getaway raffle, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. The winning ticket was drawn at MAC’s annual meeting, Thursday Nov. 13 by City Councilwoman-elect Bea Passagno.

Andy won $2,500 worth of gift certificates - which can be used at a variety of Cape May accommodations, restaurants, retail stores, attractions, tours and events, area shops, restaurants and attractions, such as Cape May Stage, East Lynne Theater, Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center and MAC.

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Pizza party

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 06:19 am

Pizza party Pizza party

Joe Picard and Bob Smith from City Hall delivered pizzas last week to second-graders at Cape May City Elementary School.  The classes designed posters on how to keep our waters clean. Smith said these were the best posters he had ever seen and they were displayed at the Cape May Convention Center during the FEMA convention. Pictured are Picard, Smith and school principal and Superintendent Victoria Zelenak along with both second grade classes.

 

On board for Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 06:19 am

Preschoolers in morning and afternoon classes at the David C. Douglass Memorial School in Lower Township recently visited a train display. Preschoolers in morning and afternoon classes at the David C. Douglass Memorial School in Lower Township recently visited a train display. Preschoolers in morning and afternoon classes at the David C. Douglass Memorial School in Lower Township recently visited a train display.

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