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Beef & Beer to benefit World War II Lookout Tower

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 03:04 pm

CAPE MAY - Join the Friends of the World War II Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), for a beef & beer fundraiser at Cape May VFW Post 386, located at 419 Congress St., on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Mingle with old friends and make new ones, all in support of historic preservation efforts. Enjoy beef, beer, macaroni salad, cole slaw, pretzels, potato chips and cake, along with music of the war years. Take part in a 50-50 raffle and a raffle of an original painting of the World War II Lookout Tower by a local artist. Proceeds from the event benefit special restoration projects at Cape May's World War II Lookout Tower on Sunset Boulevard.
MAC Interpreter Rich Chiemingo will play patriotic music and music from the World War II era.

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Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents Al Harrison Band

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:42 pm

CAPE MAY – The Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents a night of traditional jazz on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., at VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May (609) 884-7961.

The featured performers are the Al Harrison Dixieland Band with their red hot, swinging, fun show. Check them out at www.alharrisonmusic.com . Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door – everyone is welcome. $15 CMTJS member price. Proceeds donated to Community Food Bank of New Jersey - Southern Branch to help support local needs. Free parking, cash bar, optional dinner at 4:30 p.m. Come and enjoy great Dixieland music. www.capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com . (609) 609-675-0175.

   

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward Aug. 6 to Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 03:33 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May Stage brings you a hauntingly hilarious good time with Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit.” Filled with the eccentric characters and witty dialogue known as Coward’s trademark, this clever comedy, opening Aug. 6 and running through Sept. 19 at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, will have you dying for more.

When novelist Charles Condomine hosts a séance as research for his next novel, he gets a little more than he bargained for. Initially skeptical and dismissive, Charles soon learns the error of his ways as the eccentric medium he hires turns out to be far more than the “quack” she seems. Now he is stuck in history’s strangest love triangle as his dead wife’s ghost does her best to drive away his current (living) wife.

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CM Stage presents Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway in ‘Here Come the Callaways!’

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:29 pm

CAPE MAY – On Monday, July 28, Cape May Stage welcomes back the supremely talented, dynamic sister act of Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway in “Here Come the Callaways!” Witness their spectacular performance at either 7 or 9 p.m. at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse in downtown Cape May.

Featuring highlights from their three critically acclaimed acts – “Sibling Revelry,” “Relative Harmony” and “Boom!” – “Here Come the Callaways!” represents the best of the best of the repertoire of these Tony-nominated sisters. Their rapport is infectious and their bond undeniable as they bounce between duets and solos. Heartwarming and hilarious, featuring items from the Broadway, pop and jazz catalogues, this universally appealing performance will enchant until the very end of the final note.

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Wildlife Tours Showcase Lower Township Gardens

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:23 pm

Pat Sutton leading a Garden Tour Pat Sutton leading a Garden Tour LOWER TOWNSHIP - Have you ever wanted to take a peek into some of the butterfly or humming bird gardens that are tucked throughout Lower Township? Or have you always wanted to learn the ins and outs of gardening, but you didn’t know where to start?

This summer, the Nature Center of Cape May will tour various private gardens in the county, with many located in Lower Township, and teach participants the importance of landscaping for local birds and butterflies.

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82nd Annual Baby Parade in Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 11:24 am

2013 Cape May Baby Parade results

CAPE MAY – Stand up and cheer for the youngsters at the 82nd Annual Cape May Baby Parade on Friday, Aug. 1.

The parade will march off at 11 a.m. from Congress Street along Beach Avenue and end at Howard Street. Post parade there will be an awards ceremony held in Cape May Convention Hall. Trophies will be awarded in five separate categories: Pretty Baby, Decorated Baby Carriage, Children Walking in Fancy Dress, Children Walking in Comic Dress, and Decorated on Wheels. There will also be awards for Best Float (motorized or pulled) and Best Overall Entry.

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Behn Gillece at Jazz Vespers July 20

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 01:48 pm

CAPE MAY – Jazz Vespers will present vibraphonist Behn Gillece on Sunday, July 20, at 8 p.m.

Gillece began his musical training in his teenage years, inspired by such greats as Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson. As a New Jersey native, Gillece had many early performance opportunities in his home state, as well as Philadelphia, before moving to New York in 2006. As a recording artist, he has appeared as a co-leader/sideman on 20-plus recordings, and continues to tirelessly compose for new projects. Some of Gillece's awards and honors include winning the 2008 Jazz Improvisation competition at the Percussive Arts Society

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CM Stage presents Ginna Hoben in “The Twelve Dates of Christmas”

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:19 am

CAPE MAY - Cape May Stage celebrates Christmas on July 13, 2014 at noon on the Second Stage with New York actress Ginna Hoben in “The Twelve Dates of Christmas!” Currently starring this summer as Rosalind in Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy “Moon Over Buffalo,” Hoben writes and stars as Mary in this delicious one-woman show about how much the holidays suck after your heart’s been crushed.

In this staged reading, Hoben takes audiences on a whirlwind adventure of the heart after she sees her fiancé making out with his co-worker on national TV at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After she dumps him and the ring, she then spends the next year being set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she navigates her life “alone” as a New York actor in her thirties. Hailed by critics as “witty, funny…light-hearted and touching,” 

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Register early for Cape May’s Beachfront Run

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:07 am

CAPE MAY – There’s no time like the present to sign up for the 31st Annual Cape May Beachfront Run to be held on Saturday, Sept. 20. The run features, certified two-mile and five-mile courses along the beautiful Cape May beachfront. Runners have access to three rest stations (stocked with bananas and bottled water) before and after both races. All runners receive T-shirts, and both races award overall and age-group trophies as follows: for the 5 miler, the first three men, first three women, first three in age groups and the team title; for the 2 miler, the first male, first female, and top two in age groups.

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CG training center hosts 'Perfect Storm' presentation

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:01 am

CAPE MAY ¬– The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will host a presentation by Cmdr. Bill Moeller (USCG Ret.) at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 13.

Moeller will discuss the inside story of the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa's 1991 rescue effort of a downed Air National Guard helicopter crew, an event featured in Sebastian Junger's book "The Perfect Storm" and the film of the same name. Having served as a junior officer aboard the Tamaroa at the time, Moeller will share his eye-witness account of this harrowing event.

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