Cape May County Region

LoBiondo optimistic about next term in Washington

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 03, 2014 10:37 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo was reelected to his 11th term, Nov. 4, and while after 20 years he’s comfortable in his role in elected office, he said there is a lot of work to do.

“Things are going great…we’ve been in session last week, this week,” he said. “Part of it is reorganization – that’s the first order of business after an election.”

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Registration begins Dec. 1 for winter, spring sessions at Atlantic Cape

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Registration for winter and spring sessions at Atlantic Cape Community College will be offered to new and returning students based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. Credits must have been completed, not in progress. Registration dates:

* Dec. 1 for students with at least 48 credits

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County artist to exhibit in Maryland at Yellow Barn Gallery

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:17 pm

GLEN ECHO, MD - Contemporary artist Linette Childs, a Cape May County resident, will exhibit 60 works at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Maryland during the Thanksgiving weekend. Childs will discuss her work at an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28. The free exhibit continues, from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 29-30.

The collection features recent work and includes oil paintings, drawings, ink and watercolors, featuring landscapes, portraits, cityscapes and still lifes.

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Legislative task force sitting down for first meeting at county college

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 08:52 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The first meeting of the 1st Legislative District Economic Development Task Force took place Thursday, Nov. 6, at Atlantic Cape Community College at the Cape May Court House campus.

The task force includes residents from Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties, and is charged with studying and recommending ways to improve economic conditions in the 1st Legislative District, one of the most economically depressed areas of New Jersey.

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National Guard Association plans breakfast

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

VILLAS - Current and former members of the military are invited to a breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Road, Villas, held by the Cape May County Army National Guard Association.

According to a statement from the association, the breakfast is also the last date for a headcount for the Dec. 13 Christmas dinner.

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Former county treasurer wins national award

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

Edmund J. Grant, Jr., former treasurer and director of purchasing for Cape May County, received the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award recently from the National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP), the highest individual honor given by NICP, and earned a lifetime role as Fellow of the National Institute of Government Procurement.

A 20-year veteran of the NIGP, Grant served as president of the organization in 2007-08 and as a member of the Board of Directors for many years. During his tenure he worked as a certified instructor and a speaker for chapters and public agencies in the US and globally.

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County National Arts Program awards presentation set

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to the 2014 National Arts Program awards presentation and opening of the art exhibit, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.12, at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way.

The exhibit will remain on display at the PAC weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 3, according to a statement from the county Division of Culture and Heritage.

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Artist residency grants available to all NJ schools 

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

TRENTON – The Artists-in-Education Residency Grant Program announces the 43rd annual Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program. All New Jersey public, private, charter or parochial schools serving grades Pre K-12 are eligible to apply for funding to bring an artist-in-residence to their school. Grants provide up to $7,000 for residency expenses and support residencies for 20 days or more.

The mission of the Artists-in-Education Program is to make the arts a basic part of a sound, quality education for all students in grades Pre-K through 12, and to provide quality professional development for teachers through long-term residencies with professional teaching artists. The AIE Program is a cosponsored project of Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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Comment period on municipal user-friendly budgets begins

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

The comment period on a proposed New Jersey Local Finance Board rule that would implement a 2007 law requiring a municipal user-friendly budget ends on Dec. 19.

The rule proposal, approved in September, would require a user-friendly budget form to be included as part of each municipal introduced and adopted budget. If adopted by the Local Finance Board, beginning with the 2015 budget, each municipality would submit the user-friendly budget in electronic and hard copy form to the Division of Local Government Services.

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Beef and Beer benefit for the Survivors of Cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 06:39 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Cape May County Professional Firefighters will be hosting a Beef and Beer to benefit the Survivors of Cancer on Nov. 22, at the Bayview Inn in Wildwood Crest.

The Cape May County Professional Firefighters have concluded their annual Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt drive, all proceeds benefit the Survivors of Cancer, and as a closing ceremony to the drive, they will be hosting a beef and beer to raise more money and present a donation check to the SOC. The event is Saturday, Nov. 22, from 7 to 10 pm, at The Bayview located at 8100 Bayview Ave., Wildwood Crest. The cost is a $20 donation.

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Concrete memories

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Written by David Benson Friday, November 14, 2014 07:35 am

Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey. Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey. From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto 350 concrete pots as part of an art installation planned at Cape May Point State Park this weekend.

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Coast Guard cracking down on offshore poaching

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 12, 2014 04:09 pm

USCG PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard said this week that it will intensify efforts this winter to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts.

In an effort to ensure the health of the striped bass population, the Coast Guard is working to raise awareness of federal regulations stating Atlantic striped bass may not be caught, harvested or possessed in the Exclusive Economic Zone. The EEZ begins three nautical miles from shore and extends out to 200 nautical miles.

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