Cape May Gazette

18th annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 11:12 am

CAPE MAY — Tempt your palette and tantalize your taste buds during the 18th annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, Sept. 12-21, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Residents and visitors can savor the local harvest, taste the area’s award-winning wines, meet master chefs, learn from beer, bourbon and wine experts, and discover the flavors that make Cape May a city renowned for its cuisine. Discover why the American Bus Association calls it a “Top 100 Event in North America” with 10 days of events that celebrate food and wine, from Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Judge may have to decide who pays for LCMR special election

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:28 pm

CAPE MAY COUNTY – County counsel Jim Arsenault said a meeting was scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 10 to discuss how the special election on dissolving the Lower Cape May Regional School District would be paid for.

At the Sept. 2 Cape May City Council meeting, Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said their attorney for the school dissolution issue, Vito Gagliardi, had provided the county clerk and county attorney with information suggesting, in the past, the regional school districts have borne the cost of a special election.

“I have seen the stuff (Gagliardi) sent me. It’s interesting, but I don’t know if dispositive,” Arsenault said, indicating he didn’t believe the information provided would affect the decision. 

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Chamber pulling out of Harbor Fest, plans new event

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, September 11, 2014 03:16 pm

CAPE MAY – Chamber of Commerce president Ron Goldstein announced last week that Cape May’s Harbor Fest was on the decline, and the board made the decision to pull out and start a new, Cape May-based event. 

Goldstein told chamber members that Harbor Fest had gotten away from its intended purpose, which was to showcase Cape May Harbor. He said it had become a street fair for vendors from all over.

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Scarecrow Alley at Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:03 am

CAPE MAY - Create your own scarecrow to be admired with dozens of others along "Scarecrow Alley," when the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., are transformed for Halloween and become the setting for goofy goblins and spooky specters, from Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 2. 

The 6th Annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is underway, and it's time to rally friends, family, schoolmates and colleagues, or come up with your own idea, for creating a spooky, scary or just plain silly scarecrow. Registration is free. Register your entry and compete for prizes, with an overall prize of $200 earmarked for the People's Choice Award given to the creator of the scarecrow that receives the most votes from visitors to the Estate.

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Crest man arrested for CDS after traffic stop

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 04:48 pm

CAPE MAY – A Wildwood Crest resident was arrested by Cape May police on possession and distribution of a CDS and local warrants after a traffic stop in Cape May. 

Hector E. Cruz-Rodriguez, 29, of Wildwood Crest, was initially arrested by the Cape May Police Department, Sept. 4, 3:40 p.m. on a traffic warrant from Middle Township Municipal Court and a warrant from Wildwood Municipal Court. Following his arrest police charged him with additional offenses related to his possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).
Patrolman Derrik Murphy and Patrolman Scott Krissinger’s investigation developed as they received information that two warrants existed for Hector Cruz-Rodriguez, the driver of a 1998 Honda Civic being operated on Lafayette Street near Ocean Street in Cape May.

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Adoption center needs volunteers to clean

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, September 10, 2014 01:42 pm

Animal Outreach WEST CAPE MAY – Animal Outreach is looking for a few volunteers to help keep their adoption center clean for the animals (and people) there.

Maggie Morin of the Adoption Center said they clean the facility three times per day – morning, noon, and night.

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Stan Sperlak's 'Intro the Light' exhibit

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:49 pm

Sperlak's 'Cane Field Afternoon' Sperlak's 'Cane Field Afternoon' CAPE MAY - SOMA NewArt Gallery announces its fifth art exhibition of the 2014 Season, featuring the highly anticipated new work by renowned artist Stan Sperlak: “Into The Light”- New Pastels.

Sperlak returns to SOMA for his seventh consecutive annual show. The exhibition, opening Sept. 13, demonstrates again why Sperlak is one of the most respected and collected artists working in the region. 

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Hiring announcement for Lower Township Police Department

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:36 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for Special Law Enforcement Officer II (SLEO II) as well as for Relief Dispatcher (Telecommunications Operator) positions.

Applicants for Special Law Enforcement Officer II should have the following qualifications: 

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County library hosts a Homeschool Social

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:54 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Cape May County Library invites families to a Homeschool Social to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

The program will take place at the Lower Cape Branch library, located at 2600 Bayshore Road in the Villas.
The Lower Cape branch library invites all families in the area who homeschool their children to a monthly social. Each month, they will explore a different subject area with stories and activities for the children. The library will also provide books for further reading, and demonstrate databases and internet sources, which can be accessed from your home computer. This is an opportunity to meet with other families who homeschool and explore the library's vast resources.
Registration is not required for this event. For additional information please contact the Children’s Room at (609) 463-6354 or visit online at www.cmclibrary.org.

 

Drive-thru prescription drug drop off in Lower

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 02:21 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Police Chief, William Mastriana recently announced that the Lower Township Police Department will once again be participating in Operation Take Back New Jersey, whereby residents can turn in any unwanted or expired prescription medicines or drugs to their local police departments. 

The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lower Township residents and visitors can turn over any unwanted or expired prescription medication they may have in their medicine cabinets.

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