• 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

Lecture featured best-selling author and constitutional lawyer David O. Stewart

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 01:06 pm

CAPE MAY - Master storyteller, distinguished constitutional lawyer and award-winning author David O. Stewart traced the fascinating struggle and the clash of titan personalities at the Philadelphia Convention during the summer of 1787 that resulted in the creation of the world's first constitutional democracy, during his lecture, "The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution" Sunday, Oct. 12. This was the third lecture in the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)'s annual Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series. A reception afterwards was hosted by Doug and Anna McMain at the Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast.

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary – Oct. 20 to Oct. 26

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 12:47 pm

Oct. 20: 

Kristopher J. Hill, 34, S. 9th St., Del Haven, robbery.
Oct. 21:
Jesse A. Pentlicki, 24, W. Delaware Parkway, Villas, burglary, theft, contempt of court.
Oct. 24:
Louise A. Albert, 45, Tomlin Ave., Villas, Driving while under the influence, endangering the welfare of children.
Deborah A. Six, 56, Bybrook Drive., Cape May Beach, simple assault.
Oct. 25:
Kathleen Handville, 31, South Shore Dr., Williamstown, driving while under the influence.
Spencer H. Seer, 21 Meadowview Road, Erma, driving while under the influence.
Oct. 26:
Ethan M. Merrick, 22, S, Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House, driving while under the influence.
David S. Warren, 49, Warwick Road, Villas, aggravated assault.
It should be noted that the above-named individuals are only charged with the above-mentioned offenses and are presumed innocent until proven guilty. This report only contains the names of individuals who were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not private citizen signed complaints or ordinance violations.

   

Cape May’s lone LCMR board member urges no vote on school dissolution

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:33 pm

sundstrom lawn signs CAPE MAY – Don’t accuse Harry “Bud” Sundstrom of not following his conscience.

Cape May’s only member on the Lower Cape May Regional Board of Education, Sundstrom opposes the city’s efforts to dissolve the regional school district and change the funding formula.

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Project Medicine Drop boxes being installed

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 01:45 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Project Medicine Drop is an initiative involving the installation of "prescription drug drop boxes" at participating New Jersey police departments and the Lower Township Police Department has a drop box in the lobby of the department. 

For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop boxes can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects. The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. Consumers wishing to dispose of these objects should speak with their doctors or pharmacists to find the safest and best ways to dispose of them. It should also be noted that consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications.

   

Enjoy the Fall Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by MAC

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:55 pm

CAPE MAY - November ushers in the cooler days of autumn in Cape May but it's warm inside. Enjoy the Fall Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside Cape May Convention Hall.

More than 40 vendors come to Cape May during the Fall Arts & Crafts Show to sell hand-made crafts and novelties, seasonal decorations, gift items and more, including Shadow Cat Jewelry, of Mt. Laurel, with handmade jewelry in sterling silver and semi-precious stones; BB Arts & Crafts, of Sicklerville, offering hand-crafted wood pieces with heat-resistant gloss finish and hand-cut and exotic wood inlays;

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Cape May Police Department’s ‘Operatoin Reassurance’

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 04:14 pm

CAPE MAY – The Cape May Police Department offers the Reassurance Program to residents of Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point who are elderly, disabled, live alone, or face other challenges that put them at increased risk in their homes. Participation in the program is completely voluntary and there is no cost to residents. 

Members of the Reassurance Program call a designated telephone number at the Cape May Police Department on a daily basis, generally between 5 and 10 a.m. and give their name to the police dispatcher. If the resident has not called in by 10 a.m. a call is placed to his/her residence. If no contact is made by telephone, a police officer is sent to the residents’ home to ensure that they are okay. If the responding officer has reason to believe that the reassurance resident is home and for some reason unable to answer the telephone or unable to come to the door, the police officer will make entry into the home.

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TPA asks mayor to post forum video on city website

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 29, 2014 02:38 pm

CAPE MAY – The Taxpayers Association of Cape May sent a letter to Mayor Ed Mahaney asking him to post on the city’s website a video he had made of TPA’s Candidates Night on Thursday, Oct. 16.

Mahaney hired Just Right TV to record the event because he was attending a Cape May County Chamber of Commerce installation dinner at Convention Hall at the same time. Mahaney said, as a voter, he wanted to see what the five City Council candidates had to say.

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Physick Estate's Carriage House Gallery renamed "Carroll Gallery"

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:46 pm

 

CAPE MAY - The Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., was renamed "The Carroll Gallery" in a dedication ceremony Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. to honor dedicated Cape May historic preservationists, nationally renowned bed & breakfast industry experts, and long-time friends of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), Tom and Sue Carroll.

Over 100 friends and supporters paid tribute to Tom and Sue Carroll in the ceremony on Friday, Oct. 10 in the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, under the tent. Speakers included MAC Director Michael Zuckerman, Curtis J. Bashaw, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Cape Advisors and Cape Resorts Group, and MAC Board President Mary McKenney.

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Still have questions about the school ballot questions for the upcoming election?

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 09:26 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Election questions that will impact the Lower Cape May Regional School District will soon be in the hands of the voters. Before you cast your vote, residents in the Lower Cape May Regional School District who still have questions are invited to a community informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lower Cape May Regional High School theater. 

At this informational meeting, there will be no advocacy for a specific side of the issue, however residents can learn about the educational and financial impact of the upcoming general and special election ballot questions and how the future of the school district will be affected by the outcome of these elections.

Read more: Still have questions about the school ballot questions for the upcoming election?

 

Cape May to host public meeting on special election question

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Written by Christopher South Monday, October 27, 2014 03:18 pm

CAPE MAY – Deputy May Jack Wichterman said the city will sponsor a public meeting on the Dec. 9 special election ballot question, which if passed would allow Cape May to leave the Lower Cape May Regional School District, formed in 1950.

Wichterman said the meeting, scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 21, would be after the Nov. 4 General Election, and he encouraged council members-elect to attend the meeting.

Read more: Cape May to host public meeting on special election question

   

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