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State tourism grant goes to Naval Air Station Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:14 am

 A B-24 at AirFest.  The Naval Air Station Wildwood museum had its most active schedule of events and highest attendance numbers in 2013. A state grant will help the museum let potential visitors know. 
 A B-24 at AirFest. The Naval Air Station Wildwood museum had its most active schedule of events and highest attendance numbers in 2013. A state grant will help the museum let potential visitors know.

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will receive funding in 2014 through a grant from the state Office of Travel and Tourism. The Aviation Museum will provide a 25 percent match for the grant with its own funds. NASW Aviation Museum’s 2014 marketing plan will work toward the state Division of Travel and Tourism’s goal of fostering economic growth by increasing tourism expenditures, encouraging long-term stays and promoting New Jersey’s arts, cultural, recreational and leisure opportunities.

The marketing plan “Explore the Shore!” will blend the museum’s general marketing strategies targeting Mid-Atlantic visitors while also welcoming travelers from Quebec.

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Beck named president of Cape May County mayors conference

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Written by Mary Linehan Tuesday, December 24, 2013 01:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Mayor Michael Beck was named president of the Cape May County Conference of Mayors at the group’s mid-December meeting.

“When you are mayor, you get pulled into a little bit of everything,” Beck said. “You might return a call to a resident who is angry about recycling pickup, and then have to pick up the phone and be able to answer questions for some official in Trenton.”

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Dunne leaving Cape May Bird Observatory for statewide role

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 04:25 pm

 Mike Hannisian /Pete Dunne at the Cape May Hawkwatch platform in Cape May Point State Park Mike Hannisian / Pete Dunne at the Cape May Hawkwatch platform in Cape May Point State Park

CAPE MAY – Pete Dunne, the New Jersey Audubon’s longest serving staff person and director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, plans to leave Cape May to assume a statewide ambassadorial role.

Thirty-seven years ago, the 25-year-old birder came to Cape May to expand the focus on bird conservation in the region. Ultimately becoming the Cape May Bird Observatory’s director, Dunne used his skills to advance Cape May’s fame as North America’s premier bird watching location.

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Two face drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:29 am

VILLAS – Two face charges after police allegedly found heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana in a home on Bay Avenue.

Lower Township Police, along with the Cape May County Prosecutor's Guns Gangs Narcotics Task Force, executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence on Bay Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township on Nov. 22.

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