• Wildwood Leader

    Work continues on a multimillion-dollar library that will include a view of the ocean. 
WILDWOOD CREST — A multimillion-dollar project that connects to Wildwood Crest and Lower Township is nearing the final stages today as workmen labor at two venues miles apart.

    When they are finished, hopefully before the arrival of the tourism season, Wildwood Crest will have a state-of-the-art library and the Masonic Lodge in Lower Township…

  • Sports

    Quinn Bithell made history again for the Lower Cape May Regional High School athletic program last weekend.

    Bithell, a junior, became the first female state indoor track champion in school history when she placed first in the high jump in the Group II meet in Toms River on Saturday.

    Bithell leaped 5 feet, 2 inches – matching her personal-best jump indoors – and placed first on a tiebreaker to win the state championship. Two other athletes matched Bithell’s height, but Bithell was awarded the state title due to reaching 5-2 on her first…

  • Cape May Gazette

    David DouglassLOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department marked the 21st anniversary of the death of Officer David C. Douglass Sr. in the line of duty on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

    Douglass was killed after exchanging gunfire with a suspect who had just burglarized a home and then set it on fire.

  • Cape May Gazette

    10th annual Comedy Night Social benefits PAL of Cape MayCAPE MAY – Cape May Police Officer Tony Genaro can hardly believe the Police Athletic League of Cape May will be holding its 10th annual Comedy Night Social on Friday, March 13 at Cape May Convention Hall.

    “It is hard to believe for sure,” he said.

Cape May Gazette

MAC names Volunteer of the Month for January

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:00 am

Maryjane Rupinski is shown here on a garden bench in winter at the historic 1879 Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May.
Submitted / Maryjane Rupinski is shown here on a garden bench in winter at the historic 1879 Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May. CAPE MAY – The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) has named Maryjane Rupinski of Fishing Creek its Volunteer of the Month for January.

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Township preparing for winter storm

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 10:30 am

Check on seniors, bring pets indoors, and stay off roadways

LOWER TOWNSHIP – According to the National Weather Service, a winter nor’easter is likely to bring snow, high winds and areas of coastal flooding to much of Southern New Jersey by Monday night into Tuesday.

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Cape May to host four theater companies this year

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:08 pm

CAPE MAY – All the world’s a stage, William Shakespeare wrote a long time ago, and Cape May will be too this summer when the city adds another theater company within its boundaries.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities has announced that it will host the REV Theatre Company for a series of outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” at the Physick Estate. That brings the number of live theater companies that will perform concurrently at various venues in the city to four.

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Lower Township police administer Narcan in suspected overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 22, 2015 03:32 pm

lower towndhip police LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said they administered an overdose antidote to a woman in North Cape May on Wednesday, Jan. 21, bringing her out of an unresponsive state.

Police received a call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman at a home on the 3000 block of Bayshore Road around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 21, according to a press release. Patrol officer Kaitlin Black arrived on the scene with the Lower Township Rescue Squad and found the woman unconscious and observed her to have shallow breathing, police said.

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CCA celebrates 20-year anniversary

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 22, 2015 01:21 pm

Eugene Dempsey of West Cape May looks over photos in the “Center for Community Arts Celebrates 20 Years of History” exhibit Monday, Jan. 19, at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May. Eugene Dempsey of West Cape May looks over photos in the “Center for Community Arts Celebrates 20 Years of History” exhibit Monday, Jan. 19, at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May. CAPE MAY – The Center for Community Arts (CCA) has made a tradition of creating exhibits on display for Black History Month. This year, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, CCA is the subject of the exhibit, which opened on Monday, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Set in the newly renamed Carroll Gallery at the Physick Estate, the annual exhibit has been a longtime partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).

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Build it and backyard birds will come, says local naturalist

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Written by Portia Cole Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:00 am


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Learn to create a backyard habitat to attract birds such as these Northern Cardinals with naturalist and author Pat Sutton. A free program will be offered to the public from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway.
photo by Pay and Clay Sutton/ Learn to create a backyard habitat to attract birds such as these Northern Cardinals with naturalist and author Pat Sutton. A free program will be offered to the public from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway. WEST CAPE MAY – Pat Sutton, who has studied the natural world for over 30 years, will give her insight and advice on attracting backyard birds during a program Friday, Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway.

 “Common Backyard Birds Attracted by Backyard Habitat — Create it and they will come – with Emphasis on How We Can Help Winter Birds” will be offered free to the public 6:30-8 p.m. Free pizza will also be served at 6 p.m.

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Lower Township swears in three new officers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:00 am


Three new police officers were set to be sworn in at the Lower Township Council meeting Wednesday. The officers, Jordan Saini, Shawn Lafferty, Jr., and Anthony Micciche, are all Lower Cape May Regional High School graduates.
Three new police officers were set to be sworn in at the Lower Township Council meeting Wednesday. The officers, Jordan Saini, Shawn Lafferty, Jr., and Anthony Micciche, are all Lower Cape May Regional High School graduates. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Three new full-time police officers were set to be sworn in at the Wednesday, Jan. 21 meeting of Lower Township Council.

The officers recently completed 22 weeks of training at the Cape May County Police Academy, according to a release from the township. They will each receive at least four months of field training with a designated field training officer.

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Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor’s office says

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Written by Portia Cole Wednesday, January 21, 2015 04:55 pm

Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor’s office says Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor’s office says Disposing of prescription drugs seen as key for parents

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Cape Assist held a “Parents in the Know” workshop at Lower Cape May Regional High School last week, instructing residents on how they can keep their children and other loved ones away from prescription drugs and heroin.

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Crafts and collectibles in winter

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place when the region’s craftspeople come together for a two-day show featuring an array of handmade items and more. 

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15. Cost is $2. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

 

Chocolate lover’s feast in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to indulge in nine courses of chocolate creations at the Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., Cape May, at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15.
Cost is $35. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org.

   

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