Cape May County Region

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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LoBiondo: Veterans Affairs head should step down

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo has called for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki amid revelations of mistreatment of veterans at VA hospitals and facilities, as detailed in national media reports.

On May 5, the American Legion called for Shinseki’s resignation.

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State will work with feds to locate beach sand

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 15, 2014 03:12 pm

TRENTON - The state has signed an agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a $400,000 federally funded study to find sand resources offshore that can be tapped for future beach restoration and resiliency projects, a state official said in a statement on Monday, May 12.

The research effort will analyze the state's existing data to locate sand resources in federal waters in the Outer Continental Shelf that can be used for coastal restoration projects in New Jersey.

“Basically, the study will take a look at much of the coastline,” said Larry Ragonese, DEP spokesman.

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State approves grants for home elevations

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 13, 2014 04:00 pm

TRENTON —  Cape May County residents are among the 109 homeowners approved to receive grants up to $30,000 to assist them with costs incurred in elevating homes to protect against flooding and storms, the state Department of Environmental Protection said in a press release on Monday.

Abbie Tang-Smith, a DEP spokeswoman, said nine homeowners in the county will receive the grants: four in Ocean City, two in North Wildwood, one in Stone Harbor, one in Sea Isle City and one in Lower Township.

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Ocean water tests to begin May 12

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 08, 2014 09:59 am

A family splashes in the ocean. County officials say regular testing and periodic flyovers by the state Department of Environmental Protection help make sure the water is clean and safe. - file photo by Jen Marra A family splashes in the ocean. County officials say regular testing and periodic flyovers by the state Department of Environmental Protection help make sure the water is clean and safe. End to EPA flights of little concern in Cape May County

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A federal plan to eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Coastal Crusader” summer flyover program of monitoring waters and beaches along the coast of New Jersey shouldn’t have an impact on monitoring water quality in Cape May County, an official said recently.

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