Cape May Gazette

Visit ‘Bethlehem Village’ in West Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

WEST CAPE MAY – First Assembly of God Church is recreating “Bethlehem Village” from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21 on the grounds of the church.

This is the church’s fourth annual live reenactment of “Bethlehem Village.” Church members will be dressed in period garb and recreate the sights and sounds of the first Christmas.

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South Jersey Gas donates to local food pantries

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

South Jersey Gas sales representative Heather McCurdy (right) presents a $250 donation to food pantry coordinator Leslie Flick at St. Barnabas by the Bay Food Pantry in Villas. South Jersey Gas sales representative Heather McCurdy (right) presents a $250 donation to food pantry coordinator Leslie Flick at St. Barnabas by the Bay Food Pantry in Villas.

South Jersey Gas sales representative Heather McCurdy (right) presents a $250 donation to food pantry coordinator Leslie Flick at St. Barnabas by the Bay Food Pantry in Villas.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Modern Christmas celebrations started in Victorian England

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, December 18, 2014 09:26 pm

The lights of Christmas are shining brightly in Victorian Cape May. Attached to the history of the colorful celebration will be the name of Alexandrina Victoria. If that doesn’t grab you, try Queen Victoria instead.

Cape May promotes its Victorian image throughout the year but at Christmas it is something special, the celebration modeled after those events held during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837, when she was 18 years old, to 1901 when she died at the age of 63 – the longest reign of any English monarch.

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Festive evening in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 04:34 pm

photos by Jen Marra


Festive evening in Cape May Festive evening in Cape May

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Santa’s little helpers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Memorial School took part in Christmas activities on Monday, Dec. 15. The kids, portraying elves and wind-up toys, first performed a musical production called “Santa’s Workshop.” After the musical, performed for parents and siblings of the kindergartners, everyone assembled in the cafeteria to make gingerbread houses.

“Elves” from a kindergarten class performed “Santa’s Workshop” for parents and siblings at the David C. Douglass Memorial School on Monday, Dec. 15. The musical performance highlighted the activities of Santa’s elves in making toys for children. 
“Elves” from a kindergarten class performed “Santa’s Workshop” for parents and siblings at the David C. Douglass Memorial School on Monday, Dec. 15. The musical performance highlighted the activities of Santa’s elves in making toys for children.

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Airport, name change could promote growth in Lower Township, officials say

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:44 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Deputy Mayor Norris Clark presented recommendations from the township’s Economic Development Advisory Committee Monday, saying tourism remains the most important part of the local economy but that the Cape May Airport, aquaculture, and even a name change to “Cape May Township” could provide future growth.

Clark sad Lower Township Council established the Economic Development Advisory Committee, which has met eight times.

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LCMR students completing St. Ayles Skiff

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:28 pm

Students at Lower Cape May Regional High School started a St. Ayles skiff last year and are in the process of completing the project this year. Students turned over the boat last week and will not begin working on the inside.
Students at Lower Cape May Regional High School started a St. Ayles skiff last year and are in the process of completing the project this year. Students turned over the boat last week and will not begin working on the inside. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Students at Lower Cape May Regional High School gathered outside last Friday, Dec. 12 to turn over a 22-foot boat called a St. Ayles Skiff that they have been building.

The project was presented to the school district last year by members of the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center. Superintendent Chris Kobik approached teacher Matthew Suter with a chance to take on the project.

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Coast Guard’s top 10 videos premiere at Training Center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:09 pm

 CAPE MAY – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosted the premiere of the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of the year Wednesday for recruits and staff.

The premiere offered more than 200 recruits currently going through training a chance to view videos that highlight some of the service’s most compelling cases and be the first in the nation to cast their votes for their favorite video.

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Community support helps decorate Historic Cold Spring Village

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 am

A wreath donated by Kate’s Flower Shop of West Cape may adorns the doorway of the 1837 Corson-Hand House.
A wreath donated by Kate’s Flower Shop of West Cape may adorns the doorway of the 1837 Corson-Hand House. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Each winter, Historic Cold Spring Village is festively decorated with the help of community members.

Supporters donate wreaths that adorn the doorways of the Village’s restored historic buildings. This year, wreaths were graciously donated by Barbara’s Sea Shell Florist, Blooms at the Country Greenery, Leona Betz, the Cape Island Questers, Cape Shore Gardens, Cape Winds Florist, Church’s Garden Center, Country Barn Florist, Stina Ferguson, Garden Greenhouse & Nursery, the Grady Family, Kate’s Flower Shop, Marie’s Flower Shop, Virginia Mueller, Marilyn Petitto, Petals Floral Design and Gifts, Secluded Acres Garden Center, and Patricia Zackey.

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Lower Township man arrested after firing gun, barricading himself inside home

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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