Cape May Gazette

CCA Whaler’s Cottage fundraising event a success

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:29 am

Christine and David Clemans with CCA director Bernadette Mathews at the fundraiser they hosted for CCA. Christine and David Clemans with CCA director Bernadette Mathews at the fundraiser they hosted for CCA.

LOWER TOWNSHIP — The weather was cooperative on Sunday, June 22 for the Evening at the Whaler’s Cottage event hosted by Chris and David Clemans. The event benefited the Center for Community Arts’ Youth Arts Program which is a core program for CCA.
The cottage and grounds, located at 1017 Batts Lane in Cape May, were a picturesque background for the benefit that included an art auction featuring artists Stan Sperlak, Christine Peck, Catherine Bosna and a live event painting by Carol King Hood. The evening was catered by Washington Inn with wines from Cape May Winery. Tours of the cottages were also held.

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Ocean City Theater Company presents Summer Children’s Theater series

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, June 25, 2014 08:34 am

CAPE MAY – The City of Cape May is proud to announce a partnership with The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and together they will present the following children’s summer theater series: The Cat in the Hat on July 10, Cinderella on July 17, How I Became a Pirate on July 24, Berenstain Bears on Stage on July 31 and Stuart Little on Aug. 7. 

Show time is 10:30 a.m. Individual tickets are $10 and groups of ten or more are $8 each. Tickets may be ordered online at www.discovercapemaynj.com or by calling 1 (855) 708-9699 or in person at Cape May Convention Hall.

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Vesper services at Cape May Convention Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 24, 2014 08:25 am

CAPE MAY - The churches of greater Cape May will once again offer Vesper Services on Sunday evenings beginning June 29 through Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall. These ecumenical services were reinstated last year when the new Convention Hall opened and were well attended. Offerings will be taken and will benefit Family Promise of Cape May County, the Cape May Food Closet, and the Volunteers in Medicine local clinic.
Each week a different congregation is responsible for the worship service, and each will lead the service according to its own tradition.

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WCM Farmers Market in its 13th year

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Written by Christopher South Monday, June 23, 2014 05:15 pm

WEST CAPE MAY – The West Cape May Farmer’s market is now an adolescent in terms of its chronological age – but its grown nicely from what it was. 

“We first started out front in the parking lot, where it was 300 degrees on the pavement and people had difficulty parking,” Mayor Pam Kaithern said.
The borough then got a one-time grant from the county for creating handicapped accessible recreation projects. The borough gave part of the money to the West Cape May Elementary School to improve its playground equipment. Kaithern said the borough put the “lion’s share” into creating what is called the “Backyard Park” behind Borough Hall.

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WCM holding two Art and Antique Shows

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 03:13 pm

WEST CAPE MAY - West Cape May holds two Art and Antique shows in Wilbraham Park this summer. The first is Saturday July 19 with a rain date of July 20 which benefits the West Cape May PTA. The second is Aug. 16 with a rain date of Aug. 17, which benefits the West Cape May History Committee. Both shows feature art and antiques only. Cape May Crab Cake Company will also be there.

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UPDATED: Suspected bomb not an explosive device

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Written by Christopher South Friday, June 20, 2014 07:31 pm

CAPE MAY – The suspected pipe bomb found under a car, Friday, at the Riggins service station in Cape May turned out to be pipe full of marbles, mechanics at the station said. 

Station manager Jackson Beard said a customer pulled in driving an early model Dodge Durango SUV-type vehicle complaining about a rattling under the car. Beard said they put the car on a lift and found a metal pipe with caps on the ends lodged under the frame of the car, under the driver’s seat.
“It was made to look like a pipe bomb,” Beard said.

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NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May awarded grant

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 04:21 pm

Sunken sailboat in Cape May Harbor Sunken sailboat in Cape May Harbor

CAPE MAY - Long recognized for giving back to local communities, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has found in the Nature Center of Cape May and its parent, New Jersey Audubon, organizations with a similar focus…the local community. For the second year in a row, the Foundation has awarded the Nature Center of Cape May a grant intended to assist it in its tireless efforts in leading the way in preserving and protecting the fragile marine environment of Cape May Harbor and its surrounding waterways and marshes. 

During the winter of 2007, Cape May’s beautiful harbor was littered with a dozen or more abandoned and derelict vessels. Not only were these vessels an eyesore, they posed a very real hazard to waterborne navigation and recreational activities on the harbor as well as a threat to the very health of the harbor and its inhabitants.

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Lewdness in Cape May, Middle Township, and Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 02:43 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor, Cape May City Police Chief Robert Sheehan, Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriani and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner report that they have received several complaints of lewdness. As of this date, there have been five incidents involving this type of crime, two in Middle Township, two in Cape May and one in Lower Township.

A subsequent investigation by the Major Crimes Unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Detectives from the Cape May City Police Department, Lower Township Police Department and the Middle Township Police Department ensued and is still active.

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Kayak club to hold 5th annual rally and fun race

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 01:53 pm

Jen Marra/Kayak racers take off after they hear the signal at last year’s race. Jen Marra/Kayak racers take off after they hear the signal at last year’s race. The Lower Township Kayaking Club will hold its fifth annual Bay Kayak Rally and Fun Race 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at Ferry Road and Beach Drive in Lower Township.

Paddlers and spectators of all ages are welcome; admission is free. T-shirts and prizes will be awarded, and there will be picnicking on the beach.

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City sells $10.7 million in bonds in 15 minutes

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Written by Christopher South Friday, June 20, 2014 12:49 pm

CAPE MAY – City manager Bruce MacLeod said the city sold $10,704,000 in general obligation bonds in a 15-minute window Tuesday morning.

MacLeod said the city had been planning over several years to use an online process for acquiring bids for bonds, which are the primary method for funding capital improvements in the city. He said years ago the city used to receive sealed bids.

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