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    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

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    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

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     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

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    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

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     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

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    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

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    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

World Day of Prayer events

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY - Local churches will join together for World Day of Prayer services on Friday, March 7. The Episcopal Church of the Advent on Washington Street in Cape May will hold services at 11 a.m.

The theme of this year’s service, “Streams in the Desert,” was prepared by the women of Egypt and is celebrated in 170 countries around the world.

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Greater Cape May Historical Society hosting essay contest

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 01, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY - The Greater Cape May Historical Society is hosting its third annual essay contest in March for the elementary schools in Cape May and West Cape May. The theme of this year’s contest is Betsy Ross. The organization chose Betsy Ross because of her historical role and great importance in the colonial era. The winner of the contest will receive four free passes to Raging Waters at Morey’s Piers.

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Nice day for a stroll

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, February 27, 2014 01:00 am

Nice day for a stroll  Cape May National Wildlife Refuge volunteer Kimberly Toenniessen of Wildwood Crest leads Diane Connor and Bill Yost of North Wildwood and Leroy and Ginny Sneathen of Cape May Court House down a dune trail as they begin an Exercise Nature Walk Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Two Mile Beach Unit in Diamond Beach. Exercise Nature Walks are free, open to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information on the nature walk and other events at the Two Mile Unit visit friendsofcapemayrefuge.org  or call 609-513-9349.

 

Landscape is the theme for artists’ gallery in March

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 08:57 pm

“Fall Sunset,” a photograph by Joe Evangelista “Fall Sunset,” a photograph by Joe Evangelista CAPE MAY – The landscape in all its majesty and variety will be celebrated at the new Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery during the month of March.

From vivid photographs of beach scenes and busy urban streetscapes, to soft pastels of bays and wetlands, to scenic stained glass and mosaic works, to jewelry and decorative painting, every member is contributing his or her own unique vision to this month’s exhibit.

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Donations needed at local food pantries

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Written by Mary Linehan Wednesday, February 26, 2014 07:45 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Food insecurity is a reality for many local working families and local officials are asking residents to help restock the food pantries here.

“I’ve asked the people of this community on several occasions to step up and help the less fortunate during these tough economic times with donations of non-perishable foods and they have always stepped up,” Lower Township manager Mike Voll said in a statement last week. He said food pantries need help through spring.

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Seafood festival harkens back to Cape May’s roots

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, February 26, 2014 06:53 pm

CAPE MAY — Clams, shellfish and other foods won't be the only highlights of the first Cape May Seafood Festival this summer.

There'll also be plenty of education on the seafood industry, from educational exhibits to cooking demonstrations inside Convention Hall on Beach Avenue.

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LCMR student honored for volunteer service

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:51 pm

LCMR student honored for volunteer service  LOWER TOWNSHIP – A student at Lower Cape May Regional High School has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Joshua Frederick, 17, of Villas, is a volunteer at North Cape Center Nursing Home and teaches ju-jitsu classes at the Lower Township Recreation Center. The high school nominated him for the honor in the fall in recognition of his volunteer service.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Early cape preacher lost much, but not his faith

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:35 pm

Fifty-five years after the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church was founded, a pastor arrived who has become an important part of Colonial history for his missionary work with American Indians and for his attempts to convert them to Christianity.

The Rev. John Brainerd, who filled a vacancy at the now 300-year-old church during the winter of 1769-1770, has gone down in history as having given his days and nights to the temporal and spiritual good of the American Indians.

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