Cape May County Region

‘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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Will big arrest increase demand for treatment?

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:19 pm

Waits are common for those seeking help getting clean

Last week, the equivalent of 182,000 bags of heroin was taken off Cape May County streets in what is being called the largest drug bust in county history.

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Ocean County: Cape May County sheriff investigation taken over by state police

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Written by Christie Rotondo and Bill Barlow Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:14 pm

There are indications that an investigation is ongoing into Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer.

Few details could be confirmed, but John Paff, an advocate for open government with New Jersey’s Libertarian party, said he is looking to either confirm or dispel rumors of an investigation.

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Five county beaches among the cleanest in the country, environmental group says

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:47 pm

Beach at 96th Street in Stone Harbor Beach at 96th Street in Stone Harbor Five beaches in Cape May County are among seven state beaches ranked as the cleanest in the country, according to a national environmental watchdog group.

Beaches in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Strathmere, and Wildwood Crest were all named “superstar” beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council, for consistently meeting national water quality benchmarks set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

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Recovery center for addicts offers ‘hope, all day’

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:56 am

Christopher Macomber and his wife, Kimberly, stand in front of the hope mural at the Hope All Day Recovery Center’s grand opening Monday. Christopher Macomber and his wife, Kimberly, stand in front of the hope mural at the Hope All Day Recovery Center’s grand opening Monday. On Monday, Christopher Macomber walked around the grounds of the Hope All Day Recovery Center, and described the facility as a dream come true.

Macomber, who says he has been in long-term recovery for 13 years, is the founder of the Galloway Township center, which is the first of its kind in Atlantic County. The facility focuses on peer-to-peer long-term recovery for addicts and is run entirely by volunteers off of donations.

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County’s “We Check for 21” program focuses on identifying fake IDs

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A county program that aims to discourage using fake IDs to buy liquor kicks off on Tuesday, June 17 at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 4501 Boardwalk in Wildwood.

Three 90-minute training sessions for “We Check for 21” will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for employees of liquor license establishments in Cape May County.

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Police search for man exposing himself in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 05:22 pm

Area police are looking for a man who pulled up to various locations, got out of his van, pulled down his pants and began to masturbate.

According to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, there have been five similar incidents reported, including two in Middle Township, two in Cape May and one in Lower Township.

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Long Term Recovery Group helps residents rebuild homes

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Seven families have received funds ranging from $5,000 to $22,000 from the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group to restore homes damaged during Super Storm Sandy, a representative of the group said this week.

“The homes are in the Villas, Wildwood, North Wildwood and Ocean City,” said Pat Devaney, a spokeswoman for the group.

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