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Small Cities grant funds ADA improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township was recently awarded $238,495 in Small Cities Public Facilities Funds from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, which will be used to complete improvements at the township’s Paul R. Will Recreation Complex.

The work will make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to grant coordinator Colleen Crippen.

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Officials urge no vote on Dec. 9 school referendum

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township Council members are urging residents to vote no on the school referendum set for Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Defeating the referendum will save taxpayers from a significant tax increase and support Lower Cape May Regional High School, according to a press release from the township.

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Winter basketball in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation has extended winter basketball registrations through Sunday, Nov. 30.

To be eligible, children must be in kindergarten and at least five years of age prior to Oct. 1, 2014 and not past the sixth grade (boys) and eighth grade (girls) for the school year 2014-15.

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East Lynne presents theater scholarship to local actor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 07:00 pm

Gayle Stahlhuth / Evan Smilyk and Mark Lazar in ELTC’s recent production of “Zorro.” Gayle Stahlhuth / Evan Smilyk and Mark Lazar in ELTC’s recent production of “Zorro.” CAPE MAY – The East Lynne Theater Company recently presented Evan Smilyk with a $300 scholarship the Historic Jackson Street Neighborhood Association Scholarship Fund (HJSNA) in the Name of Bob and Toni Green.

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Art Treon, longtime firefighter, dies after responding to fire

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:46 pm

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LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died at the hospital.

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Barbara Lamont named MAC Volunteer of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 05:16 am


Barbara Lamont of Wildwood Crest is shown here at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.
Barbara Lamont of Wildwood Crest is shown here at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street in Cape May.

CAPE MAY – Barbara Lamont is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities' (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for November.

Lamont, of Wildwood Crest, is a volunteer on the Friends of the Physick Estate Advisory Team. The group completes projects throughout the year that support the preservation and interpretation of the historic 1879 Physick Estate.

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Scarecrow Alley winners announced

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:11 pm

Scarecrow Alley winners announced Scarecrow Alley winners announced CAPE MAY – The votes have been counted and the winners of the 6th Annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) have been announced.

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Public comment part of Cape May Police assessment

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 03:33 pm

CAPE MAY - Chief Robert E. Sheehan Jr. announced the visit of a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), arriving on Nov. 23, to examine all aspects of the Cape May Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that Cape May Police Department meets the commission’s professional standards is part of the voluntary process to gain accreditation.

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6th annual Evening of Giving Thanks

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 03:30 pm

CAPE MAY – Family Promise of Cape May County will hold its 6th Annual Evening of Giving Thanks from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at The Mad Batter, 19 Jackson Street in Cape May.

Music will be played by DJ Ed McDonough. There will be a gourmet food station and a chance auction. Family Promise’s 2015 officers will also be installed and church coordinators and volunteers will be recognized.

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Ladies Night Out holiday shopping event

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 04:38 pm

CAPE MAY – Shop early, pamper yourself, and support Cape May County’s homeless at the Ladies Night Holiday Shopping Event on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Family Promise Day Center, 505 Townbank Road, North Cape May. 

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