Cape May Gazette

November jazz festival features mix of entertainers

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 12, 2014 05:01 pm

Rene Marie will headline at the jazz festival Rene Marie will headline at the jazz festival CAPE MAY – Forgive Michael Kline, executive producer for the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival, if he seems a little excited about this November’s lineup. It’s just that this year’s mix of entertainers includes the young and old, local entertainers and those from other parts of the country, and the addition of a fourth main stage show.

This festival, Nov. 7-9, will feature The Cookers followed by Jon Batiste on Friday night, and Rene Marie opening for Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express on the main stage on Saturday.

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Lower Township Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Happenings

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:22 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township will have a host of Halloween happenings and frightful fun for all ages throughout the month of October. 

The township’s annual Costume Halloween Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Historic Cold Spring Village. Ghouls and goblins of all ages are encouraged to show off their costumes either as parade participants or spectators during the event.

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Council considering new towing, LSV regulations

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, October 11, 2014 04:57 pm

CAPE MAY – It’s not a car show, but Cape May City Council is looking at regulations for a certain types of wheeled vehicles in the city.

City Council tabled an ordinance on tow truck services in Cape May in order to review the entire ordinance. The governing body also got a look at a sample ordinance regulating the rental of low speed vehicles (LSV) in Cape May.

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More monarchs seen this migration season

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, October 11, 2014 08:00 am

Often a common sight at the shore in the fall, monarch butterflies cling to goldenrod blossoms on a windy day near the beach. Last year, there were few of the insects to be seen coming through the county,  but this year more have been spotted, according to data collected on the Jersey Cape. (photo by Bill Barlow) Often a common sight at the shore in the fall, monarch butterflies cling to goldenrod blossoms on a windy day near the beach. Last year, there were few of the insects to be seen coming through the county, but this year more have been spotted, according to data collected on the Jersey Cape. (photo by Bill Barlow) After last year’s dismal showing, monarch butterflies are back in Cape May County, according to data collected by the Monarch Monitoring Project.

The project counts the number of monarchs seen by a single observer in a car driving slowly along a route starting at Higbee Beach in Lower Township, just south of the Cape May Canal, and continuing five miles through Cape May Point, passing a variety of habitat. 

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Wichterman says city prevailed in court

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 10, 2014 04:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said the city’s special attorney for the regional school district dissolution effort prevailed in court again.

“The cost for the special election will be born by the regional school,” he said.

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Best theatre experience south of New York

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 10:48 am

CAPE MAY – Come out Oct. 14 and see for yourself why Cape May is challenging New York as the theatre capital of the East Coast.

So what if Cape May doesn’t have quite as many theater companies, or the biggest names, but most agree it has better restaurants, a much friendlier city, more eclectic accommodations…and best of all, the theater is close and local. Plus, Cape May has the ocean.

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Public questions architect’s findings

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 09, 2014 05:06 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Architect Dan Shousky was present at Monday’s Lower Township Council meeting to answer questions about the Public Safety Building (PSB) and the proposed new facility.

The proposed construction of a new PSB on Bayshore Road has been stalled because there are not enough votes on council to pass a bond ordinance for the project.

Shousky said in 2011 a committee was formed to look at the current PSB located in the Cape May Airport complex.

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Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery has candles for any season

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:40 am

Jack-o-lantern candle Jack-o-lantern candle CAPE MAY - The Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery carries a full selection of members’ work, including original paintings and photography and prints, jewelry, stained and fused glass, wood turning and assemblages, clay and works in paper, fiber arts, sculpted candles and mosaics. 

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Police station vote fails same as LTMUA dissolution

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:58 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The tone of the meeting was more confrontational than for the LTMUA dissolution vote but the result was the same, with a resolution authorizing the move of the Public Safety Building failing by a 3-2 vote.

Mayor Mike Beck said the resolution could pass by a 3-2 vote, but without four votes they could not pass a bond ordinance to pay for a new police station and municipal court. He said the project would not advance without a fourth vote.

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These Shoes Were Made for Giving

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 01:23 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township employees are giving with their hearts to help local families in need be able to put shoes on their feet.

Township manager Mike Voll is working with a local mission that helps men, women and children find the shoes they need. Appropriate clothes and shoes are essential for finding and keeping a good job, going to school and maintaining a normal life, but often necessities, like finding the right shoes, are difficult for many people who have been in a crisis.

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