Cape May Gazette

Family Promise dance party fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:37 pm

AVALON – Don’t miss the Dance Party of the Year Featuring the “Good Guys” from WIBBAGE Radio FM 94.3 “Philly Bill” Culp and Ken Schaefer.

Join them for a full night of Rock & Roll music, dancing, food, 16 beers on tap, silent auction and fun on Oct. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Windrift Resort, 105 80th Street at the Beach in Avalon.
Your $100 donation includes a fun and food-filled event, entertainment and automatically enters you in the “Countdown to $3,000 Cash Giveaway.” Be the holder of the last raffle ticket pulled and go home with $3,000 cash. Bring a guest for $25, excludes raffle ticket.
Dance the night away to the jitter bug, limbo and twist contests. Enjoy music from the ‘40s Big Bands right on through to today’s hottest hits.

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Roller skating returns to Cape May Convention Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 02:53 pm

Jen Marra / Skating by in Cape May CAPE MAY – Get ready to roll at Cape May Convention Hall when winter roller skating kicks off. First skate of the season will take place Friday, Dec. 26. 

Two sessions of open roller skating will be offered Fridays, from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. There will also be two sessions on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition, there is a Toddler Skate on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. 

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Bluebone adds local flavor to jazz festival

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, September 23, 2014 03:49 pm

Jay Bethel of Bluebone Jay Bethel of Bluebone CAPE MAY – If you want to add flavor to soup you throw in a bone. If you want to add a local flavor to the Exit Zero International Jazz Festival, throw in local blues/rock band Bluebone.

Bluebone will play at Carney’s Main Room, 411 Beach Ave., Cape May on Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon and 2:30 p.m.

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Five face charges after pistol whipping in Villas

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 05:45 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An investigation of an armed robbery and pistol whipping in Villas has led to the arrest of five county people on multiple counts robbery, assault, drugs and weapons offenses, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana said in a release posted to its social media website.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Lower Township police responding to a disturbance near Ellery Road and Franklin Avenue found a 23-year-old man lying in the street who told officers he had been pistol whipped and robbed of $800 at gunpoint.

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Five arrested after robbery in Villas

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 05:24 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of five individuals as a result of a joint investigation involving an armed robbery. 

On Sept. 21, at approximately12:40 p.m., members of the Lower Township Police Department responded to a disturbance in the area of Ellery and Franklin avenues in the Villas section of Lower Township. Upon arrival, Officers located a 23-year-old man lying in the street suffering from facial contusions. The victim was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The victim told officers while visiting a friend in the area of Ellery and Franklin avenues he was “pistol whipped” and robbed of $800 at gunpoint by two unknown men.

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Could you change a life over lunch?

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 04:14 pm

ERMA - Lower Cape May Regional High School is looking to the members of the community to bring a positive change to the lives of their students.

Superintendent Chris Kobik said the goal is to match students with adults who have the career experience that they are interested in pursuing, so they can provide meaningful mentor program over lunch.

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Chamber pulling out of Harbor Fest, plans new event

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Written by Christopher South Monday, September 22, 2014 03:47 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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Friends, family gather to celebrate life of ‘Rick Dee’

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, September 21, 2014 03:34 pm

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CAPE MAY – People gathered in Cape May United Methodist Church, Saturday, to celebrate one of Cape May’s more colorful characters – Rick Dee – who was a familiar face at the former Cape May Jazz Festival.
Born Richard R. Wisneski, he used the name Rick Dee professionally, years before another radio personality named Rick Dees came on the music scene. According to Phil Pizzi, who delivered the eulogy, Wisneski hated the comparison between himself and his near namesake. Pizzi said he knew Wisneski for years and learned a lot from him.
“One thing I learned from Rick,” Pizzi said at the start of the eulogy, “was to always check the mic before you get started.”
Pizzi talked about Wisneski and his long career in music in one form or another, from being a radio broadcaster, to a music promoter, from running a chain of record stores to DJ-ing the teen dances in Convention Hall.

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Cut the message and the grass

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 20, 2014 03:32 pm

I was having a conversation with my sister the other day regarding a phone message I left her. What was funny, or surprising, to me was that she called and agreed with me 100 percent. 

I had called her and the call went to voicemail. So I sat there while the voicemail gave me a canned message telling me the person I called was not available and that I could leave a voice message and I could press 1 to do that or press 5 to leave a call-back number, which I’ve never done before, yadda yadda yah. I don’t even know what would happen if I pressed 5 to leave a call-back number. Why would you leave a call-back number? Your phone identifies who has called you, generally speaking, unless the caller has a system that doesn’t identify who is calling. The chances are that is not your friend and you don’t want to get a message from them, anyway.

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Run for the Fallen will honor fallen heroes

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 04:39 pm

Run for the Fallen Run for the Fallen LOWER TOWNSHIP - One mile. One flag. One hero.

That’s the motto of a three day, 186-mile memorial run that will make its way up the New Jersey coastline Sept. 26-28 to honor fallen service men and women.

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