Cape May County Region

Helping hands are at the heart of 4-H

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 09:57 am

Glenn Hanek, one of the leaders of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club and vice president of the Cape May County 4-H livestock committee, was awarded the 2014 “Special Thanks” leadership award at this year’s 4-H Fair. Adult volunteers fill many critical roles in the county’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Glenn Hanek, one of the leaders of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club and vice president of the Cape May County 4-H livestock committee, was awarded the 2014 “Special Thanks” leadership award at this year’s 4-H Fair. Adult volunteers fill many critical roles in the county’s 4-H Youth Development Program.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Area adults seeking to make a difference in the lives of local youth are invited to an orientation program for the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development on Sept. 17 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension office, at 355 Court House - South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

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Firefighters wear pink to fight cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 09:52 am

Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.

CAPE MAY- Career Firefighters of Cape May County will once again wear pink for the month of October. Firefighters from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May will not only be wearing pink T-shirts while on duty to help promote cancer awareness, they hope to raise funds by selling the pink shirts.

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Aging and Disability Services seeks nominations for award

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 07:28 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to nominate people, organizations or business for the 2014 Frank Unkle Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes people for their contributions to improving the quality of life for county residents with disabilities, according to a statement from the Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services.

To nominate a candidate, call Paulann Pierson at 609-886-2784 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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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Birth announcements for July 24 – Aug. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 07:19 am

The following birth announcements were provided by Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House:

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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 Zoo ranked 15th in U.S. by TripAdvisor.com

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:19 am

A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Zoo was recently honored by TripAdvisor.com when it received a certificate of excellence from the website, and was ranked 15th in the country, just behind metropolitan zoos such as the San Diego Zoo, according to a press release.

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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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Mechanic Street exit from parkway to close Aug. 11

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 09:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The southbound Garden State Parkway exit to Mechanic Street will be closed permanently Monday, Aug. 11, a township official confirmed Monday, but southbound entry to the parkway from Mechanic Street will remain open.

“The parkway contractor needs to remove a parkway slab right off Mechanic Street,” said Connie Mahon, business administrator. “They said they need to make this change now.”

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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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