Cape May County Region

Time puts Atlantic, Cape May counties as among most disaster prone in nation

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, August 29, 2014 11:41 am

According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

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Christie staff: More sandy grants awarded

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:16 pm

The Christie Administration today announced the distribution of 236 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms, bringing the total awards to nearly 700 in six counties.

In the latest round of grant awards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved applications from the Department of Environmental Protection for properties in 38 municipalities in five counties, bringing the total of approved post-Superstorm Sandy elevation grant awards to 696, totaling approximately $21 million.

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County health officer warns residents about mosquito-borne diseases

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 02:18 pm

x x CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Late summer brings sun, fun and rise in mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, according to a statement from the county health department.

This summer, the Department of Mosquito Control found eastern equine encephalitis in a mosquito collection in Dennis Township.

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Azeez Museum exhibition focuses on farming in ‘Little Jerusalem’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 01:15 pm

WOODBINE – The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage announces a new exhibit on display through mid-September that depicts the story of Gross-Breesen, an agricultural training farm for Jewish youth that was established in 1936 on the German-Poland border. 

The development of Gross-Breesen ultimately became the key to the survival of almost 150 German-Jewish students from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. Learning agriculture as a trade provided the students with the means to be employable when applying for immigration to countries whose borders were not closed to Jews in the years between 1936 and 1942. 

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Gypsy moths on decline in New Jersey

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:40 pm

Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants.  Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants. Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Aerial survey shows less than half the tree damage observed last year

TRENTON – Tree damage caused by gypsy moth caterpillars this year is less than half of what it was last year, and the losses were mostly concentrated in the northern counties, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.

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10 things to do this summer in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 02:18 pm

From Cape May Point to Ocean City, the county’s shores have plenty of free and low-cost activities and attractions to fill an hour, a few hours or a whole day.

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Cape May County preserves turn-of-the-century deed books

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 02:14 pm

 County clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti in the archives room with Deed Book 171. Submitted / County clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti in the archives room with Deed Book 171. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – County clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti recently accepted delivery of five late 19th century and turn of the 20th century deed books which received conservation treatments from Kofile Preservation Services of Essex VT.

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‘Boating Safely’ in Wildwood features former Flyers goalie

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 02:17 pm

WILDWOOD – A Philadelphia Flyers legend will be on hand at a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 83 “Boating Safely” class beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Pier 47 Marina at 3001 Wildwood Blvd., Wildwood.

According to a press release from the auxiliary, Bernie Parent, former Flyers goalie, will attend the morning portion of the class, scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to sign autographs and to meet class attendees. The cost for the class is $45, and according to the release, class registrants have the opportunity to win a goalie mask autographed by Parent.

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Earn a degree online through Atlantic Cape Community College

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Atlantic Cape Community College will offer more than 100 courses online this fall, and the college offers 13 associate degree programs entirely online. Fall classes begin Sept. 2.

Register at www.atlantic.edu/fall  or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House; Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; or the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

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Rip currents from Hurricane Arthur pose biggest danger

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 04:30 pm

The latest track from the National Hurricane Center moved Arthur to the North Carolina coast on Thursday evening, and it will rapidly accelerate the hurrincane northeast.

Based on forecast track, Arthur will make its closest approach to the New Jersey and Delaware coasts on Friday and is expected to be about 200 to 250 miles offshore.

"So far the biggest danger from this storm will be the major rip current threat that will be posted through Sunday, July 6," said Martin Pagliughi, Cape May County OEM director.

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Cape Tech students can earn college credit

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 02:18 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Technical School will take part Burlington County College’s “Green Pathways Dual Credit Agreements,” allowing students to earn college credit for approved high school courses, the college announced recently.

Under the agreement, Cape Tech students who take approved dual-credit Green Pathways courses can earn three college credits in the alternative energy technologies, energy management and sustainability associate degree programs.

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Organizations recognized for support of We Check For 21

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two organizations were recognized by the county Board of Freeholders recently for their support and participation in the We Check For 21 program.

Freeholder E. Marie Hayes announced recognition awards for Cape Assist and Harrison Beverage Company, Pleasantville, at the kick-off of the program Tuesday, June 17, the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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