Cape May County Region

Hughes, LoBiondo to face off in November

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Cape May County incumbents face no challenge in primary, or in November

On June 3, Republicans and Democrats cast their votes for party nominations in the state’s primary election Tuesday, June 3.

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo will run for his ninth Congressional term after winning the primary election against Atlantic City’s Mike Assad. LoBiondo has served as a representative of New Jersey’s second congressional district since 1995.

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County plans response as new hurricane season begins

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, June 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – While meteorologists are predicting a slower than usual hurricane season this year, Cape May County officials are still asking residents to look to Sandy as a reason to always be prepared.

Emergency management officials, meteorologists, and experts from around the state gathered in the Wildwoods Convention Center Tuesday, June 3 to discuss the steps the county has taken since Hurricane Sandy and what still needs to be done.

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FBI seeks public’s assistance with identifying people who aim lasers at aircraft

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 03, 2014 04:54 pm

NEWARK – On Tuesday, the FBI announced a national campaign to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, and thanked county agencies for their cooperation in the campaign.

According to an FBI press release, pointing a laser at an aircraft is a federal violation that presents a danger to pilots, passengers and those on the ground.

The federal agency is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser at an aircraft. The reward is available for 90 days in all 56 FBI field offices throughout the country.

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Fiocchi plans monthly visits to Cape May Court House

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 02, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In an effort to reach out to residents within District 1, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi has announced that he will make monthly visits to the Cape May County Administration Building at 4 Moore Road in Cape May Court House.

Fiocchi and his staff will be available to meet with the public on Wednesday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room G128.

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Association of Environmental Authorities honors county MUA

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 02, 2014 12:00 am


John Baron, left, and Charles Norkis, rear, accept a 2014 energy savers award on behalf of Cape May County MUA. Also shown are Jerry Cevetello, AEA president, and Peggy Gallos, AEA executive director.
John Baron, left, and Charles Norkis, rear, accept a 2014 energy savers award on behalf of Cape May County MUA. Also shown are Jerry Cevetello, AEA president, and Peggy Gallos, AEA executive director. The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority was one of 15 organizations recognized by the state Association of Environmental Authorities at its annual spring awards luncheon for the MUA’s ingenuity, management skill and dedication.

“These award recipients exemplify excellence,” said Jerry Cevetello, its annual spring awards luncheon president.

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4-H youth care for Crest Haven gardens

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 02, 2014 12:00 am

4-H youth members, parents and club leaders spread mulch recently at the Crest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center gardens. The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program takes care of the gardens located at the building's entrance for the residents there and established two butterfly gardens four years ago. Shown from left: Linda Horner, acting 4-H agent; Karen DiPalantino; Marcy Mihal; Kate Pantelione; Josh Pantelione; Alexa DiPalantino; Allie Sipple; Kate Mihal; Gayle Crookston; Cody Hanek; and Glenn Hanek. The members also expressed their thanks to VFW posts No. 5343 in Villas and No. 5941 in North Wildwood for their donations to 4-H for the upkeep of the gardens. For more information about 4-H opportunities for youth, see www.cmc4h.com.
4-H youth members, parents and club leaders spread mulch recently at the Crest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center gardens. The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program takes care of the gardens located at the building's entrance for the residents there and established two butterfly gardens four years ago. Shown from left: Linda Horner, acting 4-H agent; Karen DiPalantino; Marcy Mihal; Kate Pantelione; Josh Pantelione; Alexa DiPalantino; Allie Sipple; Kate Mihal; Gayle Crookston; Cody Hanek; and Glenn Hanek. The members also expressed their thanks to VFW posts No. 5343 in Villas and No. 5941 in North Wildwood for their donations to 4-H for the upkeep of the gardens. For more information about 4-H opportunities for youth, see www.cmc4h.com.

4-H youth members, parents and club leaders spread mulch recently at the Crest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center gardens.

The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program takes care of the gardens located at the building's entrance for the residents there and established two butterfly gardens four years ago.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the national Cooperative Extension System is planned at 7 p.m. on May 29 at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension office at 355 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

Exhibits will highlight the system’s past and focus on the current application of Cooperative Extension’s mission and vision. Light refreshments will be served. The Extension Advisory Council of Cape May County will also honor the memory of John MacLeod, a former agricultural agent.

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Pierogie Kitchen available in local supermarkets

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:44 pm

Residents of South Jersey won’t have to drive into Pennsylvania this summer if they want a pierogi from the Pierogie Kitchen in Philadelphia, as the company’s award-winning pierogies are now available at seven area Acme Markets.

The Pierogie Kitchen’s wares have been featured on the Food Network; and in 2006, won best pierogi in Philadelphia Magazine’s, Best of Philly.

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County Chamber of Commerce awards $4,000 in scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:40 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Seven students in Cape May County who plan to attend college this fall have been selected to receive $500 scholarships, one student will receive $1000, the county Chamber of Commerce has announced.

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Cape May Zoo to offer county's largest free Wi-Fi connection

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 23, 2014 12:42 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Visitors to the Cape May County Park and Zoo will be able to quickly upload pictures of animals to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites when the zoo connects the county's largest Wi-Fi network on May 24, according to a press release from the zoo.

Visitors to the zoo will be able to browse the web on personal laptops and mobile smart phones.

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Christie appoints new Pinelands Commission members

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:45 pm

Pipeline opponents see attempt to reverse January vote

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie nominated two new members to the Pinelands Commission this week.

New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr, president of the Ocean City Democratic Club and the Ocean City Community Association, would replace D’Arcy Rohan Green of Bay Head and Robert Jackson of Middle Township on the commission. In January, Rohan Green and Jackson both voted against a planned natural gas pipeline that would run through the Pinelands to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point. The 7-7 vote defeated the controversial project.

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Anti-heroin campaign aimed at shore towns

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:03 am

In an effort to fight opiate abuse in New Jersey, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has launched an awareness campaign that will target the state’s shore towns.

Officials have described the rise of heroin use and other opiates as an epidemic, and timed the launch for the start of summer, citing an increase of drug deaths at the shore.

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