Cape May Gazette

Lower Township Chamber of Commerce celebrates 20 years

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:23 pm

Group giving an update to chamber Group giving an update to chamber

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Lower Township Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 20 years of promoting and supporting the community’s local business. President Barbara Frame told members at their August lunch meet at Harpoon Henry’s that the chamber started with only 14 members and now has grown to 177 chamber members. She said other strides have been made in community and business events such as Hospitality Night in December and a chamber office on Bayshore Road. The Lower Township Chamber of Commerce’s objective is to promote business and community growth and development by supporting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all business.

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Motor vehicle stop leads to arrest for drug paraphernalia

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:21 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – A traffic stop led to an arrest for drug paraphernalia after the driver turned out to be wanted on a warrant from Lower Township. 

On Aug. 21, Special Officer Scheid of the Lower Township Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 in Erma he observed committing a traffic violation.
The driver, David P. Tosto, 42, who is employed as a chef, and residing in the 100 block of Heidi Avenue in North Cape May, was found to have an active warrant for his arrest out of the Lower Township Municipal Court. During the arrest, Tosto was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia associated with heroin.

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Owner of lost snakes hands over three more to animal control

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:15 pm

Zoo is not a home for unwanted exotic animals

A red-tailed boa turned over to authorities A red-tailed boa turned over to authorities

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The good news is the owner of the escaped snake that had township residents worried for weeks this summer has donated his three other snakes to the Cape May County Zoo.

The bad news is the zoo doesn’t want them.

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East Lynne Theater Company honors Jacob Schaad at SJCA Awards

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:27 pm

Jacob Schaad was honored by ELTC Jacob Schaad was honored by ELTC

CAPE MAY - Jacob Schaad was East Lynne Theater Company's honoree on Thursday, May 29 at the South Jersey Cultural Alliance's (SJCA) 19th Annual Paul Aiken Encore Awards Dinner at the Levoy Theatre in Millville.
East Lynne is a proud member of SJCA, and this event offers the opportunity for members to recognize those who graciously support arts organizations in eight South Jersey counties.
The Alliance's own 2014 Lillian Levy Standing Ovation Award was given to Sara Cureton in recognition of her work as Director of the New Jersey Historical Commission at New Jersey Department of State. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Pat Witt, an artist who has encouraged the work of others since 1962 at her Barn Studio of Art in Millville.

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Last chance for fall soccer registration

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:30 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Lower Township Parks and Recreation Department is offering a fall soccer program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. For those who are interested in joining the fun, registrations have been extended until Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The program is designed to teach children the fundamentals of soccer. Practices will be held during the week according to your child’s coach’s schedule. Games will be played primarily on Saturday morning with the possibility of some evening games during the week. Children are recommended to wear cleats and they must wear shin guards to all practices and games. Please bring a drink to all games and practices as well.

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CMStage presents ‘Danger: Stay Away!’ and ‘Masters of Modern Drama’ series of staged readings

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:08 pm

CAPE MAY - Cape May Stage continues in its mission of producing different and thought-provoking works that stimulate, provoke and challenge audiences.
On Monday nights this fall Cape May Stage will be hosting two different series of staged readings. The first, “Danger: Stay Away!” is a continuation of last year’s successful series of the same name and tackles provocative and risqué works. The second, “Masters of Modern Drama” seeks to bring contemporary classics by prolific playwrights to the stage.
Of the readings, Producing Artistic Director Roy Steinberg said, “This provides us with a wonderful opportunity to bring audiences a set of works that go beyond our main stage productions. By having these readings, we get the chance to explore different kinds of plays and see how audiences react to them.”

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Coast Guard hosts its final Sunset Parade of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:11 am

CAPE MAY – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2014, which will honor the City of Cape May, Cape May County and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 5:55 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating.

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Suspicious persons call leads to CDS arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

VILLAS – A report of suspicious persons led to the arrest of one on an outstanding warrant and possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. 

On Aug. 20, the Lower Township Police department received a report of three suspicious subjects in the 100 block of Kentucky Avenue in the township’s Villas section.

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Four arrested on CDS charges in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 01:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of four individuals for possession and distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substances on Aug. 22. 

These arrests are the result of a crime suppression operation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Lower Police Department. This operation was in efforts to target high crime areas and apprehend subjects distributing narcotics. Arrested during this operation were:

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Woman arrested for shoplifting in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:34 pm

Shoplifting suspect Shoplifting suspect CAPE MAY – Cape May Police arrested a woman on charges of shoplifting from several stores in Cape May.

Samantha E. Freeman, 25, of Wildwood Crest, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Aug. 23 at 1:59 p.m. on a charge related to multiple shoplifting investigations.

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