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Developing a birder brain

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Written by Christopher South Monday, October 20, 2014 03:37 pm

Living in the land of birding, I have been getting somewhat interested in the activity, but after taking a “bird walk,” I realized I have not even scratched the surface of birding.

The surface of birding was scratched before I got there, so I’m not paying for it.

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Church of the Advent Rummage Sale Oct. 31

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 01:58 pm

CAPE MAY – The Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Advent in Cape May will hold a Rummage Sale on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 612 Franklin Street. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, household items, linens, and books will be sold. For more information call 884-3065.

   

Five candidates address Cape May voters

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Written by Christopher South Monday, October 20, 2014 01:56 pm

CAPE MAY – Five candidates for three vacancies on the Cape May City Council addressed voters at the Cape May Elementary School, Oct. 16.

Charles Hendricks, Jerry Inderwies Jr., Shane Meier, Bea Pessagno, and John van de Vaarst are vying for seats in a race in which none of the incumbents are running for reelection.
All five candidates answered 10 questions prepared by the Taxpayers Association of Cape May, which sponsored the event. The candidates forum was moderated by Corinne Robinson of the League of Women Voters.
The first question was regarding public/private partnerships in Cape May. The question asked if the candidates believed the private partners should be subject to the same requirements as the public sector, and how the candidate would enforce it.

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Lower Township Police warn drivers ‘Buzzed driving is drunk driving'

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 10:14 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. 

The Lower Township Police Department is reminding all drivers that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking. Before you take your first sip of alcohol on Oct. 31, figure out who your designated sober driver will be. If you wait until you’re “buzzed” to make a decision, you may decide to drive.

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Lima beans were a part of life for township native

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, October 19, 2014 03:34 pm

Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. Roy Baker, Gary Blevin and Uncle Charlie Taylor harvesting lima beans. LOWER TOWNSHIP – Roy Baker grew up in a family that grew acres of lima beans, so it was no surprise that he, like a lot of kids born into farm families, started working in the fields at a young age. 

Baker and his best friend, Gary Blevin, started working in fields belonging to his uncles Charlie and Shep Taylor. The men followed their father Walter Taylor into farming when he died. The Taylor name is still attached to the No Frills Farm on Seashore Road.

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Family donates uniform of U.S.C.G. veteran

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 05:35 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Family members of the late Joseph Gaffney Sr. (1917-1992), a veteran of three branches of the Armed Services including the United States Coast Guard, donated the Coast Guard uniform he wore during his wartime service as a radioman at the World War II Lookout Tower in a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 7, that included staff members from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). 

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Pressing grapes not a matter of footwork

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, October 18, 2014 05:27 am

Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery Putting grapes into the 'crush' at Willow Creek Winery WEST CAPE MAY – Modern day wineries depend on machines to do a lot of the work that was once done by hand, or foot, as the case may be.

According to Kevin Celli of the Willow Creek Winery, the practice of stomping grapes is really a bygone method in winemaking, except for in some areas of Italy.

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Lower Township Council candidates meet in public forum

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Written by Christopher South Friday, October 17, 2014 02:33 pm

VILLAS – Six candidates for Lower Township Council met in a public forum at the Millman Center, Oct. 15, mainly presenting views they have been expressing during the campaign season.

Ward 1: Tom Conrad, Johnnie Walker, Joe Will

With Ward 1 candidate Joe Will not attending the forum, Councilman Tom Conrad and challenger Johnnie Walker answered questions read by League of Women Voters moderator Mary Conley.

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Gerald Reeves is MAC Volunteer of the Month for October

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 10:17 am

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CAPTION: Gerald Reeves of Cape May is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for October 2014. MAC’s Chief Outreach Officer Mary Stewart nominated Reeves for his generosity in loaning his authentic 1924 Model T fire truck for display in the Carroll Gallery (formerly the Carriage House Gallery) exhibit, “Cape May Ablaze.” The exhibit was sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), and ran from April 25 through Oct. 14. Reeves is the President and CEO of Sturdy Savings Bank. The exhibit focused on 150 years of dramatic fires that have shaped Cape May's history and transformed the island, and the fire truck was a dramatic centerpiece to the exhibit.

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Cape May native to receive USCG Enlisted Person of the Quarter Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 04:32 pm

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Travis Magee U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Travis Magee CAPE MAY – Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Lee, a Cape May native and graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School, is scheduled to be awarded the Coast Guard Training Center's Enlisted Person of the Quarter award for his superior performance of duty.

Lee will be presented a certificate of recognition, Monday, Nov. 3, for his exemplary work during the last three months. The recipient of the Enlisted Person of the Quarter award is decided by the Chief Petty Officers of the unit after they review all the candidate's nominations.

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