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Santa’s little helpers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Kindergarten students at the David C. Douglass Memorial School took part in Christmas activities on Monday, Dec. 15. The kids, portraying elves and wind-up toys, first performed a musical production called “Santa’s Workshop.” After the musical, performed for parents and siblings of the kindergartners, everyone assembled in the cafeteria to make gingerbread houses.

“Elves” from a kindergarten class performed “Santa’s Workshop” for parents and siblings at the David C. Douglass Memorial School on Monday, Dec. 15. The musical performance highlighted the activities of Santa’s elves in making toys for children. 
“Elves” from a kindergarten class performed “Santa’s Workshop” for parents and siblings at the David C. Douglass Memorial School on Monday, Dec. 15. The musical performance highlighted the activities of Santa’s elves in making toys for children.

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LCMR students completing St. Ayles Skiff

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:28 pm

Students at Lower Cape May Regional High School started a St. Ayles skiff last year and are in the process of completing the project this year. Students turned over the boat last week and will not begin working on the inside.
Students at Lower Cape May Regional High School started a St. Ayles skiff last year and are in the process of completing the project this year. Students turned over the boat last week and will not begin working on the inside. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Students at Lower Cape May Regional High School gathered outside last Friday, Dec. 12 to turn over a 22-foot boat called a St. Ayles Skiff that they have been building.

The project was presented to the school district last year by members of the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center. Superintendent Chris Kobik approached teacher Matthew Suter with a chance to take on the project.

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Coast Guard’s top 10 videos premiere at Training Center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 03:09 pm

Coast Guard’s top 10 videos premiere at Training Center Coast Guard’s top 10 videos premiere at Training Center CAPE MAY – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May hosted the premiere of the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of the year Wednesday for recruits and staff.

The premiere offered more than 200 recruits currently going through training a chance to view videos that highlight some of the service’s most compelling cases and be the first in the nation to cast their votes for their favorite video.

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Community support helps decorate Historic Cold Spring Village

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 am

A wreath donated by Kate’s Flower Shop of West Cape may adorns the doorway of the 1837 Corson-Hand House.
A wreath donated by Kate’s Flower Shop of West Cape may adorns the doorway of the 1837 Corson-Hand House. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Each winter, Historic Cold Spring Village is festively decorated with the help of community members.

Supporters donate wreaths that adorn the doorways of the Village’s restored historic buildings. This year, wreaths were graciously donated by Barbara’s Sea Shell Florist, Blooms at the Country Greenery, Leona Betz, the Cape Island Questers, Cape Shore Gardens, Cape Winds Florist, Church’s Garden Center, Country Barn Florist, Stina Ferguson, Garden Greenhouse & Nursery, the Grady Family, Kate’s Flower Shop, Marie’s Flower Shop, Virginia Mueller, Marilyn Petitto, Petals Floral Design and Gifts, Secluded Acres Garden Center, and Patricia Zackey.

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Lower Township man arrested after firing gun, barricading himself inside home

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 17, 2014 04:13 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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School referendum defeated in lopsided vote

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 03:18 pm

CAPE MAY – Voters in Lower Township, Cape May and West Cape May went to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 9 and rejected a referendum asking whether Cape May should be allowed to leave the Lower Cape May Regional School District.

The vote was 5,078 against and 470 in favor, according to the Cape May County Clerk’s Office.

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$7,000 raised for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 03:07 pm

Michele Boyt, CMFD volunteer president Jim Matthews, Fire Chief Alex Coulter and Sue Lotozo. Michele Boyt, CMFD volunteer president Jim Matthews, Fire Chief Alex Coulter and Sue Lotozo. CAPE MAY – The annual Paddle Out fundraiser held in honor of firefighter Andy Boyt, who died after responding to a fire in 2011, raised $7,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

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Storm churns up overhead swell

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 02:59 pm

Bob Gleeson of Cape May drops into a wave as he takes advantage of the large waves brought in by the northeaster Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Broadway Beach in Cape May.
Bob Gleeson of Cape May drops into a wave as he takes advantage of the large waves brought in by the northeaster Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Broadway Beach in Cape May. Bob Gleeson of Cape May drops into a wave as he takes advantage of the large waves brought in by the northeaster Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Broadway Beach in Cape May.

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Keeping tradition at 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 02:56 pm

Alaina Stott of Sewell, right, sits with her nephews Jacob and Chase Piot, 3 and 7 respectively, in Wilbraham Park facing Perry Street waiting for the 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade to start Sunday, Dec. 7.
Alaina Stott of Sewell, right, sits with her nephews Jacob and Chase Piot, 3 and 7 respectively, in Wilbraham Park facing Perry Street waiting for the 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade to start Sunday, Dec. 7. Alaina Stott of Sewell, right, sits with her nephews Jacob and Chase Piot, 3 and 7 respectively, in Wilbraham Park facing Perry Street waiting for the 49th annual West Cape May Christmas Parade to start Sunday, Dec. 7. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Mechanical failure blamed for school bus accident in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:09 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said that a traffic incident involving a school bus Thursday morning was caused by a mechanical failure on the bus.

A bus from the Lower Township Elementary School District experienced a malfunction around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the intersection of Town Bank and Seashore roads, Lower Township Police said.

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