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Scout Nate Holloway has made a difference

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 03:02 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY – The public is invited to the dedication of Family Promise’s new outdoor play area at the Family Promise Day Center, 500 Townbank Road, Lower Township, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. 

Earlier this year, prospective Eagle Scout Nate Holloway chose Family Promise as the site for his Eagle Scout project. Since opening a year ago, the Day Center has been in dire need of a backyard play area for children in the program.
Sixteen-year-old Nate not only recognized the need, but he formulated a plan to construct a play area adjacent to the Day Center, raise the necessary funds and he even recruited volunteers to help with the heavy lifting. A sophomore at Ocean City High School, Nate Holloway is currently a Life Scout (the rank before Eagle) with Troop 79 of Seaville. Nate likes backpacking, hunting, cooking and playing Lacrosse but he also likes composing and playing music. He hopes to attend the Culinary Institute of American (CIA) or continue his music education with the intent of becoming a professional set musician or instructor.

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Warm Coats, Warm Hearts: LT coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 12:33 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township employees are delving into their closets for gently-worn coats and jackets to send to families and individuals in need. 

The winter weather is fast approaching and those temperatures get dangerously cold for families and individuals who don’t have the resources to buy a warm coat. Instead of letting those coats sit unused in a closet or get tossed in the trash, Lower Township is donating warm coats and jackets for men, women and children to help prepare for the cold weather.
After the success of the shoe drive held in Lower Township Hall, Manager Mike Voll wanted to motivate the township employees to continue their generosity.

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Best Practices report given to CM council

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 06:12 am

CAPE MAY – Cape May Chief Financial Officer Neil Young gave City Council a review of the annual Best Practices Inventory required by the state’s Office of Local Government Services.

City manager Bruce MacLeod said the survey has been required for the last five years and unfavorable responses can lead to the state withholding aid. MacLeod said the final 5 percent of state aid is held back prior to the completion of the survey.

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Best Practices resolution a segue for LTMUA presentation

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 24, 2014 05:11 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Comments by Mayor Mike Beck regarding the township’s Best Practices policies seemed to be a harbinger of a presentation by Deputy Mayor Norris Clark leading to a resolution to investigate the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority board and another asking the board chairman and vice-chairman to resign.

The Lower Township Council meeting agenda for Monday, Oct. 20 included the council’s certification of a Best Practices Inventory, which is required yearly. Beck said the township has been doing the Best Practices Inventory for five years. The state gives the municipalities a list of criteria on which it must answer yes or no.

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CMCSSSD Education Foundation to hold 17th annual Auction Dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:23 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Tickets are now available for the Cape May County Special Services School District (CMCSSSD) Education Foundation’s 17th annual Auction/Dinner to benefit the children of the district on Friday, Nov. 14. The public is invited to attend this special event that will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The evening will start at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception that includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine until 8 p.m. followed by gourmet dining stations and delectable desserts created by the students of the Cape May County Special Services School District. There will be silent auction and live auction with John Lynch as auctioneer. Plus new this year, the duo, "Off the Wall" will perform during the cocktail hour and dinner.

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Attorney claims mayor interfered with his business

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:13 pm

CAPE MAY – Attorney Daniel Kurkowski presented Mayor Ed Mahaney with a tort claim at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, accusing the mayor of misconduct.

Kurkowski said he lost a client because Mahaney told the person not to go to Kurkowski, but instead to go to an unnamed attorney in Wildwood. 

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LT debate schedule on PEG Channel 9

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – If you missed Candidates’ Night, you can still catch the debate from the candidates running for a seat on Lower Township Council on channel 9, the local Public Education Government Access channel (PEG). 

The League of Women Voters of Cape May moderated the event and accepted written questions from the audience for the candidates. The debate was divided into three segments with 30 minutes devoted to each of the township’s three wards. 

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Cape May County, City Chambers present Business and Education Partnership Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:35 pm

 Business and Education Partnership Award CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce together with the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Cape May presented a Partnership in Business and Education Award to Lower Cape May Regional High School and Curtis Bashaw of Cape Resorts Group for Innovative Instruction in Retail Marketing.

Presented on Oct. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May Installation Dinner, the award was given to recognize this unique partnership which resembles the popular television show Shark Tank. Bashaw provides classroom instruction to students in Retail Marketing and opens his businesses to them for onsite observation.

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CMPD arrest tow truck driver on theft using credit card

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:34 pm

CAPE MAY - Zachary B. Vaness, 30, of Cape May Court House, was arrested by the Cape May Police Department on Oct. 20 at 11:43 a.m. on charges related to theft.

Detective Joseph Walker has charged Vaness with a Theft (3rd Degree Offense) of $8,478.02 from his former employer in Middle Township. Police allege that between Aug. 5 and Oct. 13, Vaness used his position as a tow truck operator to conceal fictitious purchases within the City of Cape May on his employer’s credit card and converted the proceeds to his own personal use. 

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Lower Township Police arrest burglar

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:25 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – On Oct. 22, at about 10 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for the report of a suspicious person carrying a flat screen TV in the street. The caller confronted the man, who dropped the TV and fled the scene. Ptlm. Anzelone located the suspect on Maple Avenue within five minutes. An investigation found a home burglarized on Pennsylvania Avenue, in which a TV had been taken.

The suspect, Jesse Pentlicki, 24, of Villas, was taken into custody and charged with burglary and theft. Municipal Court Judge Thomas Hillegass set ba8il at $25,000 full cash.

   

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