Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Letter: States should decide on online gambling

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:27 pm

To the editor: 

We urge you to oppose HR 707 the “Restoration of America's Wire Act,” legislation that would strip New Jersey's ability to regulate online gaming. RAWA will get a hearing on March 5 in House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations. This legislation will take tens of millions of dollars from Atlantic City's casinos at a time when it needs more revenue, not less.

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Free senior tax preparation help available

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 am

The AARP offers free tax preparation assistance for low-and moderate income individuals age 60 and older. Seniors who need help filling out their federal and state income tax returns may call 609-407-2022 to schedule an appointment for the following locations and days:

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State DEP closes diamondback terrapin hunting season

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, March 03, 2015 04:04 pm

A female diamondback on a warm late spring day searches for a place to lay eggs. Local conservationists work to rescue the animals when they are run over during nesting season, but they are also hunted during the winter. – File photo by Bill Barlow A female diamondback on a warm late spring day searches for a place to lay eggs. Local conservationists work to rescue the animals when they are run over during nesting season, but they are also hunted during the winter. – File photo by Bill Barlow TRENTON - Diamondback terrapins in southern New Jersey may sleep more soundly this winter after the state ordered an early close to the reptiles’ hunting season this week.

Bob Martin, commissioner state Department of Environmental Protection, said in a March 2 press release that pressure from increased harvesting of northern diamondback terrapins in coastal areas of the state led him to close the remainder of the commercial harvest season for this turtle species.

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Shore Medical Center birth announcements Jan. 15-Feb. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 10:50 am

Shore Medical Center birth announcements Jan. 15-Feb. 19 Shore Medical Center birth announcements Jan. 15-Feb. 19 The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.

Samantha and Joseph Slattery of Absecon welcomed a daughter, Isabella Lynn Slattery, Jan. 27.

Alba Cabrera Morilla of Pleasantville welcomed a son, Samuel Liam Cabrera, Jan. 28.

Erica Tomlinson and Jason Seago of Somers Point welcomed a daughter, Makenzey Harper Seago, Jan. 30.

Jennifer Garcia and Anthony Silverio of Egg Harbor welcomed a son, Sebastian Xavier Silverio, Jan. 30.

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14 Days events

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 09:00 am

put this on your calendar CASA for Children Informational Sessions noon and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at CASA for Children, 321 Shore Road, Somers Point. Free. Call 609-601-7800, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see www.AtlanticCapeCASA.org.

 Film and Artist’s performance: “MICA: Then/Now” film and performance by Artist Renée Rendine 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the Noyes Museum, Oceanville (Galloway). Regular admission. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Call 609-652-8848 or see www.noyesmuseum.org.

“Frangela” comedic performance 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center, M-Wing at 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway. Comediennes Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, otherwise known as “Frangela,” are real life best friends who met at the world-famous Second City Theatre, where they polished their comedy talents. Tickets are $32. Order online at www.stockton.edu/pac or call 609-652-9000.  

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 am

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City  

Mike and the Mechanics 9 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Borgata’s Music Box. Tickets are $60-$65. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Michael Bolton 9 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Harrah’s. Tickets are $45-$70. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Canzonissima 2015 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Xanadu Theater at Trump Taj Mahal. Tickets $79-$125. See www.ticketmaster.com. 

Brandi Carlile 9 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Borgata’s Music Box. Tickets $66-$76. See www.ticketmaster.com. 

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Cape May County Calendar

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Wednesday, March 4

Lunch and Learn noon at the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Bring a bag lunch and hear talks on history, culture, science and the arts. This week is Underrated Presidents, presented by Bob Heinly, a follow-up to the discussion of Feb. 25, which will focus on the merits of usually underrated presidents, including Madison, Polk, Taft, Truman and even Nixon. Additions to this list will be welcomed. Admission free for MAC members and $5 for non-members. Admission includes beverages. Call 609-884-5404 or see www.capemaymac.org .

Friday, March 6

World day of Prayer 11 a.m. at Cape May Lutheran Church, 506 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May. There will be a luncheon in Fellowship Hall immediately after the service. All denominations are welcome. Call Kathleen Moran at 609-770-3329. 

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Upcoming Trips

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 am

Upcoming Trips Upcoming Trips

Bus trip to Metropolitan Opera in New York Tuesday, March 10 to see “La Donna del Lago” (The Lady of the Lake). Congregation Beth Israel of Northfield will host a trip. The bus leaves at 2 p.m. from the Beth Israel parking lot at 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, and returns to that location. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $60. Cost for the bus is additional, and participants may opt just to reserve the bus seat and spend the evening in New York City. Call Cantor Larisa Averbakh at 609-641-3600, ext. 22. 

Trip to see “Annie” at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia Saturday, March 21, sponsored by the Atlantic County Council of Education Associations.

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Wellness Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 am

Wellness briefs Wellness briefs Chronic ailment workshop

A free six-week course on managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart and lung conditions, diabetes, and high blood pressure will be offered 1-3:30 p.m. March 10 at Egg Harbor Care Center, 6818 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township. Learn how to manage stress, improve communication, cope with depression and fatigue, increase energy levels, eat healthy, maintain weight and get more out of life. Each participant will receive the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.” Conducted by Atlantic Prevention Services. To register call Jennifer at 609-272-0101, ext. 23 or Egg Harbor Care Center at 609-453-3200. All are welcome.

Diabetes Community Group

AtlantiCare will hold and/or host a Diabetes Community Group 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, New Café, Pomona. Registration required. Call 888-569-1000 or see www.atlanticare.org.

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Reunions

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 01, 2015 12:00 am

Upcoming class reunions Upcoming class reunions

MRHS Class of 1995 20th Reunion 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 13 at Linwood Country Club. Contact Brian Hartley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Bill Driscoll at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for payment information. The cost is $65.

2nd Infantry Division Veterans, Mid-Atlantic Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion May 1-3 at the Continental Inn in Lancaster, Pa. 

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Religion Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 01, 2015 12:00 am

Religion Briefs Religion Briefs  

Holy Trinity services

Services and events at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township are 9:30 a.m. Sundays; 10 a.m. weekday feast services March 25; evening feast services 5 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30 p.m. March 11, 18 and 25, and 7 p.m. March 13, 20, and 27. Bible study is 7 p.m. Tuesdays, March 10, 17, and 31. Greek school is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Modern Greek is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. See www.holytrinityeggharbor.com or call 609-653-8092, ext. 5.

Mass in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick

Irish American Cultural Society of South Jersey annual Mass in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in Linwood’s Our Lady Of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Poplar and Wabash avenues. The celebrant will be Rev. Paul Harte, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish.

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Letter: History repeats itself

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Written by Opinion Friday, February 27, 2015 03:22 pm

To the editor:

As a World War II veteran I am appalled by the lack of knowledge our Senators and Congresspersons have in discussing the threats that have been covering our nation for the past years.

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Drone demo held at Gazette offices

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Written by Christopher South Friday, February 27, 2015 03:00 pm

Shown is the DJI Pantom II drone owned by Jim Nanos of Apple Investigations. Nanos said the drone cost about $7,000 with all its components. He is using the equipment for a second business, which will provide aerial photographs and video for clients.
Shown is the DJI Pantom II drone owned by Jim Nanos of Apple Investigations. Nanos said the drone cost about $7,000 with all its components. He is using the equipment for a second business, which will provide aerial photographs and video for clients. MARMORA –Jim Nanos, a private investigator based in Rio Grande, stopped by the Gazette offices in Marmora, Feb. 18, to show how his unmanned aircraft system – or drone – worked.

Nanos’s drone, a DJI Phantom II, has four helicopter-like blades and is outfitted with a camera that captures photos and videos.

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Beef and beer for Christopher South Feb. 28

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 02:47 pm

CAPE MAY – There will be a beef and beer fundraiser for Christopher South from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at VFW Post 386, 419 Congress Street in Cape May.

South, a reporter with The Gazette and Leader newspapers, had a heart attack on Dec. 26 and was airlifted to AtlantiCare Medical Center. His insurance, however, did not become effective until Jan. 1.

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Classic gospel songs and dinner at Congress Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY – The public is invited to dinner and a concert of classic gospel tunes, featuring Myra Vassian, at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 1 at Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

A three-course dinner at The Blue Pig Tavern begins the evening and includes a complimentary glass of house wine. Afterward, Vassian will serenade the audience with songs from her roots in the Appalachian Mountains.

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Letter: Brown’s plan for Atlantic City is a fair compromise

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Brown’s plan for Atlantic City is a fair compromise Letter: Brown’s plan for Atlantic City is a fair compromise To the editor:

I have known Committeewoman Barbara Rheault since she ran a respectable campaign for freeholder as a partisan Democrat last year. Unfortunately, after reading her letter about Assemblyman Chris Brown, it appears someone led her down a dark alley with bad information.

She really should have checked her facts before misleading readers about Assemblyman Chris Brown’s position on Assemblyman Mazzeo’s PILOT plan. Ms. Rheault should know better.

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Letter: Simple ballot change would make primary competitive

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Simple ballot change would make primary competitive Letter: Simple ballot change would make primary competitive To the editor:

Four years ago Vince Polistina walked away from a safe Assembly seat to run for state Senate, creating a vacancy.  Two Republican freeholders desired the job, but by February, Frank Formica quit and Chris Brown ran uncontested in the primary. 

This year, two Republican freeholders, Will Pauls and John Risley, want to be Assemblyman Brown's running mate. One is likely to drop out of the race before it ever begins, just like in 2011.

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Spring Bridal Fair at The Flanders

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 25, 2015 02:23 pm

i do The Gazette and Current Newspapers present their Spring Bridal Fair and Fashion Show 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at The Flanders Hotel, 11th Street and Boardwalk in Ocean City. The fashion show, which starts at 2:30, is presented by Tesi Bridal & Formal Boutique and At Your Service Formalwear. This event is free to attend, however brides must pre-register at www.shorenewstoday.com to qualify for door prizes.  Brides can also register at the door.

   

Jersey Shore reps will head up new coastal caucus in Congress

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 24, 2015 03:58 pm

WASHINGTON, DC – New Jersey Congressmen Frank Pallone, Jr. and Frank LoBiondo joined with colleagues on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to launch the Congressional Coastal Communities Caucus, a bipartisan group designed to highlight the unique concerns of those that live, work, and do business along America’s coasts, according to LoBiondo’s office.

The lawmakers, who both represent parts of the Jersey Shore, will serve as co-chairmen of the caucus.

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Letter: Adopt a vegan diet for Lent and beyond

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Written by Opinion Monday, February 23, 2015 04:44 pm

To the editor:

This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

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Berkshire Hathaway recognizes January sales leaders

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 03:50 pm

 Paula Hartman, Maxine Greenberg, Joanne Ferraro Paula Hartman, Maxine Greenberg, Joanne Ferraro Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors saluted its leading sales associates in the Margate for the month of January.

The Paula Hartman Home Team, led by Paula Hartman, was recognized for listings, units sold and sales volume. Hartman, of Margate, a luxury home specialist, is a recipient of the Top of the Rock, Chairman’s Circle Diamond, NJAR Platinum and Million Dollar Club awards and is in the PREA100.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration and parade

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 22, 2015 01:38 pm

shamrock The public is invited to a free St. Patrick’s Day celebration and parade beginning at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, on the steps of North Wildwood City Hall at 10th and Atlantic avenues. The parade steps off at noon and proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde New Jersey Avenue.

Kevin McCloskey is scheduled to serve as grand marshal for this year’s parade.

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Songs from the Appalachians at Congress Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 22, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to the event, "Going Home: Myra Vassian and Friends in Concert," from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place.

Myra Vassian will sing the songs from the Appalachian Mountains, gospel tunes, and more.

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‘Romantic’ and ‘Viennese’ concerts scheduled this summer

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 22, 2015 12:00 am

AVALON - The public is invited to two free concerts this summer presented by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony at Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St., as part of the Symphony by the Sea series.

On Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m., the orchestra will present “Isn’t It Romantic,” with a selection by Dvorak, featuring cellist Christine Lamprea, and music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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