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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.

 

Victorian Valentines, courtship and marriage

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

The public is invited to learn whether courtship was a career move during the Victorian era, or a romantic attachment at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Participants should bring a bag lunch to the event, and listen as Mary Stewart discusses how the young men and women of the Victorian era took courting seriously. 

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Lower Township man 'became enraged' on ride home before fatal shooting, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 19, 2015 03:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Officials said an autopsy of the Cold Springs man who was shot and killed while allegedly breaking into a home Sunday has determined he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana said in a press release Monday, Jan. 19 that the state Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the autopsy of James Weaver, Jr., 21, and that a final report is pending toxicology results.

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21-year-old man shot and killed after allegedly breaking into Lower Township home

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:50 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Lower Township police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man in the Cold Spring section of the township.

The prosecutor’s office said in a release that James P. Weaver, of Cold Spring, attempted to enter a home on the 700 block of Route 109 around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. Police were responding to the scene when it was learned that the homeowner had shot Weaver after he broke through a glass door, according to the release.

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