Cape May Gazette

No further reports of snake in township

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 01:46 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township police said no one has seen the large snake allegedly photographed by a homeowner on July 27.

Captain Thomas Beebe of the Lower Township Police Department said the snake was reportedly spotted on Sunday by a homeowner in the 200 block of Birch Avenue, Villas. Beebe said the homeowner took what he described as a blurry photo of the snake.

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West Cape May man arrested on ID theft charges

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:43 pm

ID theft suspect Banos-Martinez ID theft suspect Banos-Martinez WEST CAPE MAY - Delfino Antonio Banos-Martinez, 42, of West Cape May, NJ, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on July 24 at 5:29 p.m. on charges related to identity theft.

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Not changing his tune: After 10 years, karaoke host still welcoming singers

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:37 am

Terry O'ke host Terry O'Brien Terry O'ke host Terry O'Brien
CAPE MAY – Terry O’ke is 10 years old, which is pretty old in dog terms, and an incredible lifetime for a goldfish.
Terry O’ke is the brain child and business name of Terry O’Brien. The “O’ke” part comes from karaoke, which in Japanese means “without orchestra,” and is the name given for singing with recorded music.
The apostrophe in O’ke is a tribute to the Irish, as in O’Brien.
At a recent event, O’Brien had just finished a two-and-a-half hour set of Kiddie O’ke at Congress Hall that had been scheduled for two hours. He said Kiddie O’ke, the kid version of Terry O’ke, always runs over because of the demand.
“I could probably do three or four hours of Kiddie O’ke,” he said.

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Lower Township Police arrest two for drug offense

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:04 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP - On Monday, officers from the Lower Township Police Department investigated two suspicious persons seated in a vehicle at the North Cape May Wawa. 

Upon approaching the vehicle to speak with the subjects, Ptlm. Jennifer Anzelone and Special Officer Thomas Ritterhoff immediately detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from within. Further investigation revealed the two occupants, Nicholas Mazzotta, 19, who is currently employed as a food server and residing in the 400 block of Cherry Tree Lane, Green Creek, and Jocelyn Shillingford, 19, who is currently employed as a waitress and residing on the first block of Ibis Place, North Cape May, were in possession of marijuana, which was hidden in a modified soda can located in their possession, and several other items of drug paraphernalia.

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Baltimore County Police arrest two suspects from Cape May heist

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 05:52 pm

CAPE MAY - Two suspects who were wanted in connection with a jewelry theft from Artisans Alcove Estate Jewelers in Cape May have been arrested.

Baltimore County Police in Maryland have arrested Robert Weathers, 53, of Gwenn Oak, Md., and Robin Nelson, 50, of Baltimore, Md. The Cape May County Prosecutor's office identified both suspects and warrants were issued for both regarding the Cape May jewelry store theft June 5.
According to police, Weathers and Nelson have been charged in connection with several other thefts in Maryland.
In addition, Stanley Gwynn, 45, of Elkridge, Md., was arrested in connection to one of the thefts in Maryland.

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 04:27 pm

ltpd ltpd July 14 to 20

July 16:

Joanne K. Cox, 54, Bayridge Road, North Cape May, endangering the welfare of a child, DWI.

July 17:

Samuel A. Martin, 46, Fernwood Road, Town Bank, driving while under the influence.

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Beef & Beer to benefit World War II Lookout Tower

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 03:04 pm

CAPE MAY - Join the Friends of the World War II Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), for a beef & beer fundraiser at Cape May VFW Post 386, located at 419 Congress St., on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Mingle with old friends and make new ones, all in support of historic preservation efforts. Enjoy beef, beer, macaroni salad, cole slaw, pretzels, potato chips and cake, along with music of the war years. Take part in a 50-50 raffle and a raffle of an original painting of the World War II Lookout Tower by a local artist. Proceeds from the event benefit special restoration projects at Cape May's World War II Lookout Tower on Sunset Boulevard.
MAC Interpreter Rich Chiemingo will play patriotic music and music from the World War II era.

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LoBiondo announces over $3 Million for South Jersey airports

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 03:54 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, today announced $1,050,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Cape May County for their county airport and $2,055,120 to the City of Millville for their municipal airport. The funding will go towards the rehabilitation of runways and terminal aprons, as well as taxiway extensions and additional apron construction.

“Investing in our nation’s airport infrastructure creates jobs, grows our economy, and allows for better access to South Jersey tourism attractions and destinations. This federal funding for both Cape May County and Millville is critical for the long-term economic growth of our region,” said LoBiondo.

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Runners race in remembrance of local heroes

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 03:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting the annual Robert Coombs/ David Douglass Memorial Bay Run on Aug. 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This is the 13th year of the consolidation of the Robert Coombs Memorial Bay Run and the David C. Douglass Sr. Memorial Race. This year’s event features the five-mile race as well as a two-mile health run or walk.
The event is held in memory of two men who were committed to protecting and supporting their community. Robert Coombs was a Town Bank volunteer firefighter who was killed in an auto accident. David C. Douglass Sr. made the ultimate sacrifice and was killed in the line of duty. Douglass also served as a Town Bank volunteer firefighter.

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Cape May Lighthouse celebrates National Lighthouse Day on Aug. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 02:58 pm

CAPE MAY - Celebrate the majestic beacons that are America's maritime treasures - lighthouses - during National Lighthouse Day on Thursday, Aug. 7 and enjoy special family friendly activities at the Cape May Lighthouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An aid to navigation since 1859 and one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States, the historic Cape May Lighthouse is hosting a day of family friendly activities and a crafts show at the base of the lighthouse, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Hands-on, kid-friendly activities include pirate-hat making, sing-alongs and games. Meet the Cape May Lighthouse Keepers and browse among 18 crafts vendors who are setting up shop on the grounds and selling one-of-a-kind handmade goods including jewelry, photography, original artwork, nautical and nature-themed merchandise.

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