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LoBiondo announces over $3 Million for South Jersey airports

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 03:54 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, today announced $1,050,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Cape May County for their county airport and $2,055,120 to the City of Millville for their municipal airport. The funding will go towards the rehabilitation of runways and terminal aprons, as well as taxiway extensions and additional apron construction.

“Investing in our nation’s airport infrastructure creates jobs, grows our economy, and allows for better access to South Jersey tourism attractions and destinations. This federal funding for both Cape May County and Millville is critical for the long-term economic growth of our region,” said LoBiondo.

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Runners race in remembrance of local heroes

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 03:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting the annual Robert Coombs/ David Douglass Memorial Bay Run on Aug. 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This is the 13th year of the consolidation of the Robert Coombs Memorial Bay Run and the David C. Douglass Sr. Memorial Race. This year’s event features the five-mile race as well as a two-mile health run or walk.
The event is held in memory of two men who were committed to protecting and supporting their community. Robert Coombs was a Town Bank volunteer firefighter who was killed in an auto accident. David C. Douglass Sr. made the ultimate sacrifice and was killed in the line of duty. Douglass also served as a Town Bank volunteer firefighter.

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Cape May Lighthouse celebrates National Lighthouse Day on Aug. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 02:58 pm

CAPE MAY - Celebrate the majestic beacons that are America's maritime treasures - lighthouses - during National Lighthouse Day on Thursday, Aug. 7 and enjoy special family friendly activities at the Cape May Lighthouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An aid to navigation since 1859 and one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the United States, the historic Cape May Lighthouse is hosting a day of family friendly activities and a crafts show at the base of the lighthouse, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Hands-on, kid-friendly activities include pirate-hat making, sing-alongs and games. Meet the Cape May Lighthouse Keepers and browse among 18 crafts vendors who are setting up shop on the grounds and selling one-of-a-kind handmade goods including jewelry, photography, original artwork, nautical and nature-themed merchandise.

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Free ‘Wednesday Walks’ in August at Two Mile Beach

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 04:28 pm

Ghost Crab Ghost Crab WILDWOOD CREST - Join the Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge each Wednesday in August, at 10 a.m., for a series of free, fun and family-friendly guided walks. The Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR is located at 12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr.), in Wildwood Crest. Their first walk on Aug. 6 will introduce you to two of the most fascinating creatures to be found on New Jersey beaches: Ghost Crabs and Mole Crabs.

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Lower Township honors retiring police officer as new patrolman joins the force

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 01:45 pm

Retiring LTPD officer William McPherson Retiring LTPD officer William McPherson LOWER TOWNSHIP - Lower Township Council and members of the Lower Township Police Department wished one officer a happy retirement and welcomed another to their ranks during a July 21 council meeting.

Mayor Michael Beck thanked Officer William McPherson for his 25 years as a Lower Township Police officer and noted that his presence in the department was going to be missed.

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Merchants say summer season going well, so far

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Written by Christopher South Friday, July 25, 2014 01:11 pm

CAPE MAY – Judging by the calendar, the summer season is flying by at a very rapid rate. In just about a week’s time it will be August, and Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer – comes right after that.
The general feeling is that the summer of 2014 is going well for local businesses.

Doreen Talley of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May said business seems to be good, especially in the evenings after the beaches close.

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Knights of Columbus thanks township for support with charity music festival

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:39 pm

KofC's Louis Ginsburg thanking council KofC's Louis Ginsburg thanking council LOWER TOWNSHIP - Louis Ginsburg, of the Knights of Columbus, local council 3546, presented certificates of appreciation to the Lower Township Council and Township Manager Mike Voll during the July 23 council meeting.

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City holds hearing on Green Acres application

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:05 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May held a public hearing last week on an application for Green Acres funding for the proposed Lafayette Street Park.

Jim Rutala of Rutala Associates, a grants consultant hired by the city, said the public hearing was one of the requirements of the grant application. No one from the public commented on the application, which was previously authorized by city council.

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‘Clueless at the Physick Estate: The Death of the Party’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:55 pm

'Death of the Party' at the Physick Estate 'Death of the Party' at the Physick Estate

CAPE MAY - Feel the suspense as it unfolds around you during “Clueless at the Physick Estate: The Death of the Party.” 

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Lower Township and Egg Harbor Township men arrested in child pornography sweep

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:24 pm

Child Porn Sweep Child Porn Sweep A Lower Township man was arrested July 1 on both possession and distribution of child pornography, after authorities said they found at least 250 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

Walter Javier Vibanco, 47, was one of 14 New Jersey residents arrested in a second round of arrest in “Operation Predator Alert,” a joint operation by the state Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos, on the Internet.

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