• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Columns

    Every year I end up writing about the snow vs. rain debate, and I think it’s come early this year. Some people are saying it’s too early to be as cold as it is. I’m not sure. Just because it is this cold, now, doesn’t mean it won’t warm up later.

    Isn’t that what Indian Summer is?

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Wildwood Leader

    Les Aungst, portraying Fire Chief Edward LansingCAPE MAY – Wildwood Middle School students got a taste of the Great Fire of Cape May when they made their way to this city to take a tour and listen to tales of the disaster than changed the face of this seaside resort.

    Thirty-five students and their teachers piled onto the bus Nov. 14 to make their way south at the end of their school day to participate in the tour, “Cape May on Fire.” The hour-and-a-half long program took students throughout Cape…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Cape May Gazette

Lower Township Police warn drivers ‘Buzzed driving is drunk driving'

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 09:14 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. 

The Lower Township Police Department is reminding all drivers that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking. Before you take your first sip of alcohol on Oct. 31, figure out who your designated sober driver will be. If you wait until you’re “buzzed” to make a decision, you may decide to drive.

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Lima beans were a part of life for township native

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 19, 2014 02:34 pm

Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Roy Baker grew up in a family that grew acres of lima beans, so it was no surprise that he, like a lot of kids born into farm families, started working in the fields at a young age. 

Baker and his best friend, Gary Blevin, started working in fields belonging to his uncles Charlie and Shep Taylor. The men followed their father Walter Taylor into farming when he died. The Taylor name is still attached to the No Frills Farm on Seashore Road.

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Family donates uniform of U.S.C.G. veteran

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 04:35 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Family members of the late Joseph Gaffney Sr. (1917-1992), a veteran of three branches of the Armed Services including the United States Coast Guard, donated the Coast Guard uniform he wore during his wartime service as a radioman at the World War II Lookout Tower in a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 7, that included staff members from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

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Sadly, ‘War To End All Wars’ was no such thing

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:50 am

Soon Cape May and its neighbors will revive a national holiday that history has revised from its original intent 95 years ago.

Today it is known as Veterans Day, but then it was called Armistice Day. It originally was celebrated on Nov. 11 because it was on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the armistice was signed ending World War I. Later, when it became a national holiday, the date was moved to the fourth Monday of October to give federal employees and others a longer weekend and an opportunity to participate in the ceremony.

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Pressing grapes not a matter of footwork

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, October 18, 2014 04:27 am

Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery WEST CAPE MAY – Modern day wineries depend on machines to do a lot of the work that was once done by hand, or foot, as the case may be.

According to Kevin Celli of the Willow Creek Winery, the practice of stomping grapes is really a bygone method in winemaking, except for in some areas of Italy.

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Lower Township Council candidates meet in public forum

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 17, 2014 01:33 pm

VILLAS – Six candidates for Lower Township Council met in a public forum at the Millman Center, Oct. 15, mainly presenting views they have been expressing during the campaign season.

Ward 1: Tom Conrad, Johnnie Walker, Joe Will

With Ward 1 candidate Joe Will not attending the forum, Councilman Tom Conrad and challenger Johnnie Walker answered questions read by League of Women Voters moderator Mary Conley.

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Gerald Reeves is MAC Volunteer of the Month for October

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 09:17 am

Jerry Reeves Jerry Reeves

CAPTION: Gerald Reeves of Cape May is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for October 2014. MAC’s Chief Outreach Officer Mary Stewart nominated Reeves for his generosity in loaning his authentic 1924 Model T fire truck for display in the Carroll Gallery (formerly the Carriage House Gallery) exhibit, “Cape May Ablaze.” The exhibit was sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), and ran from April 25 through Oct. 14. Reeves is the President and CEO of Sturdy Savings Bank. The exhibit focused on 150 years of dramatic fires that have shaped Cape May's history and transformed the island, and the fire truck was a dramatic centerpiece to the exhibit.

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Cape May native to receive USCG Enlisted Person of the Quarter Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:32 pm

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Travis Magee U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Travis Magee CAPE MAY – Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Lee, a Cape May native and graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School, is scheduled to be awarded the Coast Guard Training Center's Enlisted Person of the Quarter award for his superior performance of duty.

Lee will be presented a certificate of recognition, Monday, Nov. 3, for his exemplary work during the last three months. The recipient of the Enlisted Person of the Quarter award is decided by the Chief Petty Officers of the unit after they review all the candidate's nominations.

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LTMUA files charges after councilman takes, returns display board

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:18 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Republican Committee Chairman Jeff Lindsay sent out a press release last Wednesday, saying Ward 2 Councilman James Neville stole a Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority display board after a meeting there.

Lindsay provided a video recording from the lobby of the LTMUA building, where the regular board meeting was held Oct. 1. Lindsay said a copy of the video was obtained after submitting an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request.

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Cape May Stage continues staged reading series

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:46 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage’s Monday night reading series will continue throughout October. 

On Monday nights this fall, the company will host two different series of staged readings. The first, “Danger: Stay Away!” is a continuation of last year’s series and tackles provocative and risqué works, according to a release. The second, “Masters of Modern Drama,” seeks to bring contemporary classics by prolific playwrights to the stage.

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