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Aviation museum recognizes volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum Board of Directors recognized volunteers Brian Ferrante, Richie Mayor and Phillip Smith last week.

Ferrante, of Wildwood, received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Jersey City University. He has a love for history, and over the winter he assisted museum staff by researching information for new exhibits, according to a press release. He is also passionate about golf and education, and hopes to pursue a graduate degree.

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DRBA giveth, and Christie taketh away

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 06:04 pm

Governor vetoes salary increases for DRBA employees

TRENTON — The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) and Gov. Chris Christie do not agree on how DRBA employees should be compensated. 

The DRBA issued a statement Tuesday saying the governor vetoed a resolution giving a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment for union and non-union employees.

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Strictly Boaters Boat Show May 2-4

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Written by Christopher South Monday, April 21, 2014 03:59 pm

CAPE MAY — the docks are freshly pressure washed, the Saltwater Cafe is open for business, and Fathoms has been restocked…South Jersey Marina is ready for the Strictly Boaters Boat Show! Most of the slips on B-Dock, and all of the Transient and Rail Dock have been spoken for, but there are still slips and space if you want to get on board. Or if you have a trade or brokerage, they have room for you too.

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35th Annual Great Cape May Footrace

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Written by Christopher South Monday, April 21, 2014 02:58 pm

CAPE MAY — The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May will transform the Cape May beachfront into a certified 5k and 10k racecourse on Saturday, May 10. Runners will enjoy the fast flat course that loops throughout Cape May. Registration and check-in is at 7:15 a.m.; Race is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee is $20 per person. Contact Doreen at (609) 884-5508.

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CCA receives Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant

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Written by Christopher South Monday, April 21, 2014 02:44 pm

Students from CCA's YAP program in Cape May created bowls to be sold this spring to benefit their programs. Students from CCA's YAP program in Cape May created bowls to be sold this spring to benefit their programs.  CAPE MAY — The Center for Community Arts of Cape May announced it has been awarded a general operating support grant of $15,000 from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for their programs throughout Cape May County that promote and empower a creative community of youth, adults and seniors. Christopher J. Daggett, President and CEO, of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation said, “New Jersey’s non-profit community continues to rise to the challenges of the day, turning inspiration and passion into action to build resilient, sustainable and creative communities throughout our state. The approval of this grant is a testament to the quality and impact of your work, as well as your leadership. We are grateful of all that you do to realize our collective dreams for a better New Jersey.”

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Man arrested for assault on police officer

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Written by Christopher South Friday, April 18, 2014 03:16 pm

VILLAS — Police arrested a man they allege punched an officer who was responding to a disturbance call.
On April 15, at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 300 block of Desoto Avenue, Villas, for a report of a disorderly male subject. Upon arriving at that location, Special Officer James Collins encountered Alexander Vosper, 21, an unemployed male who resides in the 4700 block of Susquehanna Avenue, Wildwood. Vosper was actively involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified male who was still on scene.

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Workin’ at the car wash

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 11:03 am

The West Cape May Boy Scout Troop 73 holds a car wash fundraiser Saturday, April 12, in the parking lot of the West Cape May Fire Hall.  

 

 

The ‘darndest’ nieces ever

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Written by Christopher South Friday, April 18, 2014 10:28 am

My nephew and his wife have two daughters, 7 and 9, who have been a constant source of what Art Linkletter used to refer to as “the darndest things,” which was part of the title of one of his TV shows.
My sister, their grandmother, recently retold a story involving the girls on a family cruise.
Keely, the older one, was 7 at the time. Her parents took the kids on a Nickelodeon Cruise out of New York last Easter. One day, my nephew Matt had taken the girls to the pool when there was an announcement about an upcoming talent show.
“I want to be in the talent show,” Keely told her father.
“Well, go sign up,” he said.

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Elementary school playground being locked for safety

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:37 am

CAPE MAY — Playgrounds at the Cape May City Elementary School are being locked as a security measure, school business administrator John Thomas said.

“Basically, we have posted ‘No Trespassing’ signs, ‘For School Use Only’…this is all after Sandy Hook,” Thomas said.

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LCMR student drivers required to ‘Share the Keys’

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, April 17, 2014 09:33 am

ERMA — When young people graduate from a learners permit to a drivers license, they more than likely assume they have met all the requirements to drive in New Jersey.

The state actually has a number of requirements for novice drivers before they can earn a basic drivers license. Lower Cape May Regional High School’s “Share the Keys” program reinforces student awareness of those requirements and other safety issues.

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