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Solicitor tells council not to spend money pushing position LTMUA’s PR questioned at council meeting

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, September 14, 2014 03:34 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The township solicitor’s advice to council not to spend taxpayer money to advocate a position on the school funding fight prompted some members of the public to ask last week if the LTMUA board had not violated state law in that regard.

“You can advocate to your hearts’ content,” solicitor Ron Gelzunas told council members, “but you can’t spend public funds.”

Gelzunas said the township can spend tax money to give the public factual information, but ads or public relations material could not contain advocacy for or against the school dissolution. Gelzunas said if they spent taxpayer money to advocate one side, the opposition should have the opportunity to spend public funds to present their case. 

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WHYY-FM’s Newsworks Tonight to broadcast live from Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:53 am

PHILADELPHIA — On Friday, Sept. 26, WHYY-FM’s Newsworks Tonight will broadcast live at 6 p.m. from Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue in Cape May. NewsWorks Tonight is a half-hour news program that features regional news reports drawing on information gathered by the staff of WHYY. NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller will anchor the program. The show will examine two pivotal moments that shaped modern Cape May: the fire of 1878 that destroyed 10 hotels and the influence of historic preservation in the 1970s. Tourism and climate change will also be discussed. After the broadcast, Heller and the NewsWorks Tonight team will be available to answer questions.

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Council sees model of 1876 lifesaving station replica

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 13, 2014 03:30 pm

A model lifesaving station displayed in Lower Township A model lifesaving station displayed in Lower Township

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council last week got a look at what a planned replica of an 1876 lifesaving station would look like.

Kevin Maloney, president of the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center, brought a half-inch scale model of the lifesaving station to show what the full-size replica would look like. The model was constructed by Bob Stork of Adamstown, Pa.
“It’s going to be one of the jewels in the crown of Lower Township,” Maloney said. “It will be a beautiful addition to our community.”

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Lower Township Police Department Weekly Adult Arrest Summary Sept. 1 to Sept. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:55 pm

Sept. 1 to Sept. 7

Sept. 1:

Nanette Styer, 56, Townbank Road. North Cape May, use or under the influence of CDS.

Sept. 2:

Gia M. Campanaro, 37, Mimosa Dr., North Cape May, driving while under the influence.

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Department of Health Satellite Clinic set to open in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:22 am

CAPE MAY OURT HOUSE - Access to health care services is an ongoing challenge to the New Jersey health care system. With a physician shortage, aging population and a growing prevalence of chronic disease, the lack of accessible and convenient public health services is critical. 

To help meet the need for greater access to health services and bridge gaps in patient care, while also improving care coordination, Freeholder Kristine Gabor announced that the Cape May County Department of Health will now be providing clinical services in Lower Township. Public health clinics will be held at the Lower Township Senior Center located at 2612 Bayshore Rd., in Villas. Clinics are to be scheduled by appointment for the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Oct. 18-19

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:17 am

CAPE MAY — Lighthouses and selected museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19. Take the challenge, tour the state and visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for three centuries. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to step back in time and learn more about our state and nation’s maritime history.

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Dredging project to begin in Cape May

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 12, 2014 03:24 pm

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CAPE MAY – Mayor Ed Mahaney announced last week the beginning of a state dredging project that will begin in Cape May Harbor.
Mahaney said under a new formula, Cape May and the Port of Cape May would be the first entity to receive dredging under a new state contract.
“After Hurricane Sandy the state directed the DEP to look at all channels and determine which ones were in need of dredging,” Mahaney said.
In March the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced a State Channel Dredging Program, which includes Cape May Harbor and Middle Thorofare in Cape May County.

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LCMR Caper Tigers and Cape Henlopen Vikings battle for Commissioners Cup

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 12:44 pm

CAPE HENLOPEN – Cape Henlopen High School will host the Lower Cape May Regional Caper Tigers, Saturday, Sept. 13, for a 1 p.m. varsity football game. The winner claims the DRBA Commissioners Cup.

Separated by the Delaware Bay and a short trip aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the schools renewed their football rivalry in 2010. The Cape Schools hadn’t played in the regular season since the early 1980s. The host Caper Tigers beat the Vikings 25-3 in that first meeting while Cape Henlopen returned the favor on September 17, 2011, winning 32-14. That means the DRBA Commissioners Cup series is currently split 1-1.

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Coast Guard participates in multiple Patriot Day ceremonies

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 12:33 pm

CAPE MAY – Local Coast Guardsmen helped surrounding communities in South Jersey remember the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, by supporting several Patriot Day celebrations Thursday.

Coast Guardsmen from Training Center Cape May were scheduled to support three remembrance ceremonies by providing color guards, buglers or keynote speakers at the events. Each of these ceremonial services will serve as a key element to the many local remembrance ceremonies being held in the area.

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Grape picking with MAC at Natali Vineyards

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 12:25 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Imagine you're on a hillside in Tuscany walking amid the grapevines as the sun warms your face.

Grape Picking at Natali Vineyards will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch from noon to 2 p.m. (approximately). 

Grape Picking at Natali Vineyards features members of the public who have purchased tickets for $10 for the opportunity to harvest the vineyard right here in southern New Jersey, at Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Drive (Route 47), Cape May Court House (609) 465-0075.

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