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Scarecrow Alley winners announced

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:11 pm

Scarecrow Alley winners announced Scarecrow Alley winners announced CAPE MAY – The votes have been counted and the winners of the 6th Annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) have been announced.

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Screenwriting workshops at The Nature Center of Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and The Nature Center of Cape May are co-sponsoring a screenwriting workshop series to be held at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave. in Cape May.

Workshops will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays in the winter and spring, beginning Jan. 22 and April 2, respectively.

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Meetings continue on Training Center mission

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:40 pm

Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck, Coast Guard District 5 commanding officer, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, Force Command commanding officer, and Rear Adm. James Heinz, director of Reserve and Military Personnel for the Coast Guard, listen during a Board of Advisors meeting at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., Nov. 13, 2014. The board's purpose is to review programs that impact the enlisted recruit training experience including the military, academic and physical fitness programs. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) Rear Adm. Stephen Metruck, Coast Guard District 5 commanding officer, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, Force Command commanding officer, and Rear Adm. James Heinz, director of Reserve and Military Personnel for the Coast Guard, listen during a Board of Advisors meeting at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., Nov. 13, 2014. The board's purpose is to review programs that impact the enlisted recruit training experience including the military, academic and physical fitness programs. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY — The U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding its semi-annual meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday Nov. 13, to review and validate the vision, mission, strategic plan and purpose of recruit training.

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Charging stations for electric vehicles planned at Lewes ferry terminal

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:08 am

LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

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Former mayor and preservationist, Bruce Minnix, dies

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, November 12, 2014 04:01 pm

CAPE MAY – One of Cape May’s most colorful and productive mayors, Bruce Minnix, died in September at the age of 91.

Minnix, a longtime New York TV director and mayor of Cape May starting in 1972, is credited with helping to revitalize the city in the 1970s. He led preservationists in saving the Emlen Physick Estate on Washington Street and preserving other Victorian homes, which Cape May is now famous for, which helped the city get onto the National Register of Historic Places.

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Coast Guard rescues three boaters

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

uscg CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday from a 35-foot boat in Delaware Bay.

A boater contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia on VHF marine radio at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday reporting the distress. The boater reported three people were aboard a boat that was grounded on a shoal one mile west of Cross Ledge Light. The person also stated the boat’s hull was damaged, and the boat was taking on water.

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Driver charged with DWI and drug possession

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police have charged a Villas man with drunken driving and drug possession after a motor vehicle stop on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Police pulled over Joseph M. Frazier, 35, around 2:55 a.m. at the intersection of Bayshore Road and East Wilde Avenue. He was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and was found to be in possession of narcotic medication without a valid prescription, according to a press release.

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Cape aMayzing Create a Book contest winners announced

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May and the New Jersey Center for the Book have announced the winners of this year’s Cape aMayzing Create a Book Contest.

“Adios Mariposa” tells the story of a monarch butterfly’s migration. The book was created by grades 1-3 at the J.U.L.I.E. Homeschool Co-op of Lower Township.

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Aviation museum receives more than $100,000 to preserve hangar

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport recently received two grants for historic preservation, which will fund a project to rehabilitate Hanger 1.

Funding from the Cape May County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund will assist with replacement of deteriorated windows, stabilization of the main hangar roof, and rehabilitation of the north-side sloped roof. It will also allow the renovation of the main entrance to the museum, which will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to a press release. The total amount of the grant funding is $85,991, which the aviation museum is required to match.

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LCMR track open to the community

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The track at Lower Cape May Regional is open to the community every Wednesday evening.

“It is a community and family-oriented night,” said Councilman Erik Simonsen. “It is an opportunity where anyone and everyone are encouraged to come and exercise at their own pace, whether it is walking, jogging or running on the track.”

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