Cape May Gazette

Bizarre History of Cape May: East Lynne name a link to the past

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:10 pm

It is a natural for a theater company with the historical name of East Lynne to set up its residence in Cape May which, American that it is,   has an English influence by way of Queen Victoria and long before her reign from 1837 to 1901.

In England in 1861, as the Civil War was heating up in the not so United States, author Ellen Wood was creating quite a sensation with her book “East Lynne.” It was about a woman who leaves her husband, a lawyer, and her infant children for another man. But eventually she bears another child from her new lover, who leaves her. So then she disguises herself and works as a governess in the home of her former husband and his new wife to keep track of them.

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Lower Township budget introduced with 2.5-cent tax rate increase

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 26, 2015 06:25 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Newly appointed Lower Township manager Jim Ridgway introduced his first budget on Wednesday, Feb. 18, which would increase the local purpose tax rate by 2.5 cents.

Immediately following the manager’s budget presentation, Councilman Tom Conrad said, “This is not the adoption of the budget. It’s a working document that belongs to council.”

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Free tours of Physick Estate in March

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The Friends of the Physick Estate is inviting people to learn about Victorian architecture and local history while helping their neighbors in need during three tours of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate in March.

The tours are planned for 2 p.m. on Fridays, March 6, 13 and 20. Admission is free in exchange for a small donation of items that will benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet.

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Crest Savings Bank donates to aviation museum education programs

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:27 pm

 
From left, Crest Savings Bank president and CEO Jay M. Ford, Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation chairman Joseph Salvatore, and Crest Savings Bank senior vice president Nancy Cleaver.	
Submitted / From left, Crest Savings Bank president and CEO Jay M. Ford, Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation chairman Joseph Salvatore, and Crest Savings Bank senior vice president Nancy Cleaver. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Crest Savings Bank recently donated $500 toward the Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum’s youth education programs.

The museum plans on using the money to build on the past accomplishments of the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy and the Explorer’s Academy to create a camp curriculum that would benefit future aviators, engineers and scientists, according to a press release. Students in both camps are given an overview of the importance of science, technology, engineering and math skills as they relate to careers in general, commercial, military and aerospace aviation industries.

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Preschool postmarks

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:22 pm

Students in the morning and afternoon preschool classes at David C. Douglass Memorial School recently learned about mail carriers. Submitted
Students in the morning and afternoon preschool classes at David C. Douglass Memorial School recently learned about mail carriers.

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Lower Township Police schedule ‘Cop/Stop’ on Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 25, 2015 02:47 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – The public is invited to join Patrolman Eric Coombs and Patrolman Michael Iames from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, 3820 Bayshore Road, for a “Cop/Stop.”

The Lower Township officers will be available to answer questions or listen to comments from area residents concerning the operations of the police department.

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Women’s History Month event March 8

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Freeholder E. Marie Hayes and the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission are inviting people to participate in “Corresponding Women” to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The exhibit features the paintings, drawings and letter correspondence of two local artists – Cheryl Crews writes from her home studio in the Jersey Cape, and Barbara Maxwell corresponds from her home studio in Atlantic County.

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World Day of Prayer March 6

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The Women of Cape May Lutheran Church will host the annual World Day of Prayer at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 6 at the church, 509 Pittsburgh Avenue.

There will be a luncheon in Fellowship Hall following a service. All denominations are welcome.

   

North Cape May man faces charges in attack with chain, cleaver

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 02:45 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY — A local man faces assault and weapons charges after he allegedly went after his girlfriend and a neighbor with a chain and a meat cleaver on Monday, according to a police report.

Lower Township Police responded to the Villa Woods Apartment Complex at 3311 Bayshore Road in to investigate a fight taking place outside of an apartment in the A Building at about 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23.  

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Ice broken: Ferry back in operation

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 10:13 am

CAPE MAY — Beverages or a few jokes can help to break the ice at parties, but it takes more than that to break the ice on the Delaware Bay after a frigid week.

Tug boats and the ferry New Jersey managed it on Sunday, however, allowing the Cape May to Lewes, Del. run to resume normal operations after several days stuck in dock as ice piled up in the bay and the Cape May Canal.

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