Cape May Gazette

4-H Cloverbuds meet Feb. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May County 4-H Foundation will hold a program for children ages 5-8 at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Lower Cape Branch, 2600 Bayshore Road in the Villas.

There will be hands-on activities to introduce children to a wide variety of 4-H project experiences. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their children.

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Art @ the Library in Cape May, Lower

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – Children ages 6-10 are invited to take part in Art @ the Library from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at the Cape May City Branch, Ocean and Hughes streets in Cape May.

The program will also take place at the Lower Cape Branch Library 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The Lower Cape Branch Library is located at 2600 Bayshore Road in the Villas.

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Police track stolen tablet to Shunpike Road house

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 16, 2015 10:39 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Police have arrested two men after police were able to track a stolen tablet.

On Feb. 11, police were called to a residence on Shunpike Road in the Erma for the report of a burglary. The initial investigation revealed numerous items were taken including prescription medication, jewelry, coins and computer tablets. Using online tracking software, the owner, along with police were able to track the tablet to another residence on Shunpike Road in close proximity to the scene of the burglary. Police attempted to make contact with someone at the address, however were unsuccessful.

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Residents asked to sign up to receive local alerts

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township has partnered with Nixle to alert residents in emergency situations.

There are several ways to register, according to a release. Residents can text their Zip Code to 888777 using their cell phone, or go to the Lower Township Police Department website at www.lowertownshippolice.com and click the “Sign Up” button, enter your information and alert preferences.

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Online program tracked stolen tablet and thieves in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 13, 2015 02:29 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Two men were arrested Thursday after an Erma resident and Lower Township police detectives tracked down a stolen tablet computer using an online tracking program that showed it was located just a few houses down the street.

Lower Township police were called to a home on Shunpike Road in Erma on Wednesday, Feb. 11 for a burglary. Prescription medicine, jewelry, coins and tablet computers were reported stolen from the home, according to police.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Before tourists, Cape May once was home to buffalo

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, February 12, 2015 08:59 pm

It may be difficult to imagine in these times, but there was a period when buffalo, bears, panthers and wolves were running loose in Cape May County on territory frequented by today’s tourists and those who live here.

The buffalo story is told by historian Lewis Townsend Stevens in his book “The History of Cape May County,” which covers a period from 1638 to 1897. He cites the year 1640 and a letter written by explorer Robert Evelyn and published in a London newspaper. Others may have passed the cape in their ships or have gone ashore for a brief visit, but Evelyn is said to be the first to have made a full exploration of the county. Another historian, Dr. Maurice Beesley, calls Evelyn “the king of the pioneers.”

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Cape May Artists’ Cooperative to hold anniversary celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 12, 2015 07:43 am


“March,” by Lee Hajduk “March,” by Lee Hajduk WEST CAPE MAY – The Cape May Artists’ Cooperative is celebrating its first anniversary on Feb. 14-15 at its Sunset Boulevard Gallery in West Cape May.

The weekend will feature refreshments, hourly prize drawings, and visiting artists, according to a release. Prints, pottery, jewelry, mosaics and other works in fiber and wood with a minimum value of $25 each will be available to win. Admission is free and you don’t need to be present to win.

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Flood map meeting Feb. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 12, 2015 05:36 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township officials are holding a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 to discuss an appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

Township officials ask residents, specifically those in FEMA’s VE-Flood Zone along the Delaware Bay, to attend the meeting. Residents impacted will have also received a letter from the township asking that they attend.

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Cape May Council looks at preliminary designs for Rotary Park

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – A team of engineers from the Remington Vernick & Walberg engineering firm presented at least two preliminary designs as options for a redesigned and upgraded Rotary Park at a Cape May City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The professionals were joined by Curtis Bashaw of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee, which has been looking over the designs and making their own recommendations. Committee members Eliza Lotozo and Scott Thomas also attended the meeting.

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Basketball league brings community to the court

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 06:46 pm

Basketball league brings community to the court Basketball league brings community to the court LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Recreation Center hosts a number of fans, friends and family members who come out to cheer on young basketball stars on the court every Friday and Saturday through February and into early March. 

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