Cape May County Region

College to offer health career information session

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 am

accc CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Area residents interested in learning more about careers in health care and nursing are invited to a free information session presented by Atlantic Cape Community College from 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, in room 113 of the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.

The session will review regional training and career options, explore employment and educations opportunities and provide information about entry-level positions through advanced technical training and degree options.

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County library hosts family board game night

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 16, 2015 09:38 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The public is invited to family board game night at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, at the Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 BayshoreRoad,Villas.

Board and card games include Scrabble, Uno, Life and checkers.

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4-H Cloverbuds meet March 19

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 16, 2015 09:37 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May County 4-H Foundation will hold a program for children ages 5-8 at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at the Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas.

Hands-on activities are planned to introduce children to 4-H projects. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their children.

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Cumberland County Freeholder seeks GOP nod for 2015 election

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:00 am

VINELAND - Cumberland County Freeholder Jim Sauro announced on Tuesday, March 3 that he plans to seek the Republican nomination for state Assembly in the 1st Legislative District and run on a ticket with incumbent GOP state Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi.

Democrats have said they will wait until next week to say who will join incumbent state Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak to face the Republicans in this year’s election.

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Democrats tap Vineland native, veteran, for state Assembly race

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 11, 2015 09:23 am

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, center, and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, right, are joined by Democratic nominee for state Assembly, Bruce Land. State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, center, and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, right, are joined by Democratic nominee for state Assembly, Bruce Land. VINELAND – Democrats have announced that a Vietnam veteran will join incumbent Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak to challenge Republicans for the 1st District in New Jersey General Assembly in the November election.

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Three-day festival honors county ties to Coast Guard

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:00 am

USCG CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County will take a step closer to a three-day county festival this May when freeholders vote on a resolution Tuesday, March 10 (too late for publication) naming the first week of May each year as Coast Guard Community Week.

At the same time, the resolution is expected to confirm May 8-10 as the dates for the county’s first Coast Guard Community Festival.

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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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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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Hospice volunteers sought

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Volunteers are sought for the Heartland Hospice to visit hospice patients and families in Cape May, Atlantic, or Cumberland counties. Hospice volunteers give caregivers a break to run errands or catch up on rest.

Volunteer training is provided. For more information, call 609-641-4675 or 856-251-0707.

 

Help sought for those out in the cold

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Written by Christopher South Friday, February 20, 2015 03:50 pm

Residents call for task force to deal with homelessness

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — In the midst of record cold temperatures, some locals want to make sure the homeless in Cape May County have a warm place to sleep.

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County library hosts ‘Tween Game Day’ in Villas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY - Youth ages 10-14 are invited to the free “Tween Game Day” at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at the Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas.

Snacks will be served, and tweens will play board games, card games, and Wii games. 

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Teacher of the Year to speak at Edcamp in Mays Landing

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:53 am

MAYS LANDING – Cyndi Leatherwood, Cape May County’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, will be one of the instructors leading discussions at this year’s Edcamp South Jersey at the William Davies Middle School, 1876 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28.

Leatherwood, a Dennis Township 8th grade teacher, said in a press release, “Edcamp will give everyone who attends a chance to learn about all sorts of topics like technology in the classroom and encouraging community involvement in education and much more.”

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