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Local families impacted by Sandy get special gifts

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Four Cape May County families who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy received a special gift for Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other partners.

New roofs, electrical work, windows and minor repairs were provided by the group for the four families who live in West Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Cape May Court House.

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Officers to graduate from Cape May County Police Academy

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The 36th Basic Course for Police Officers will graduate from the Police Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Lane, Cape May Court House.

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Local brewers offer an eye opener for the New Year

bloody mary LOWER TOWNSHIP — While many stick to water and aspirin to ease a New Year’s Eve hangover, there are a few daring types who go for a bite of the “hair of the dog.”

For those individuals, the Cape May Brewery will be mixing hangover cures on Jan. 1   Bloody Mary beer infusions.

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Fireside volunteers take in Coast Guard recruits for Christmas

CAPE MAY– The Coast Guard and American Red Cross will place more than 200 Coast Guard recruits with several dozen South Jersey families for Christmas as part of Operation Fireside Wednesday.

Organizers said thousands of recruits have spent Christmas with hundreds of volunteers from South Jersey since the Operation Fireside program was established in 1981.

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One way to see a white Christmas

This snowy owl was sheltered on some waterfront rocks in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township. The birds have been seen throughout the region, including in Ocean City and Cape May. This snowy owl was sheltered on some waterfront rocks in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township. The birds have been seen throughout the region, including in Ocean City and Cape May.

Birders celebrate snowy owl invasion

On the beaches of Ocean City and Wildwood Crest, from Smithville to Cape May, and points throughout the northwest, an exotic, brilliantly white bird is being seen with astonishing regularity.

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25 in Cape May County charged in child support sweep

The Cape May County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested 25 people on child support warrants in a three-day sweep.

The county sheriff’s office participated in the operation Dec. 9-11 seeking parents who do not have custody and have allegedly failed to pay their court-ordered child support.  Additional targets included parents who have failed to appear at court hearings to establish a child support order or an order for medical support, according to officials.

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Group helps Sandy victims rebuild

Four Cape May County families received a special gift this Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other groups.

The Cape May County Long Term Recovery group (LTRG) was organized after Hurricane Sandy to help Cape May County residents who need additional assistance to make their primary homes safe and habitable.  The LTRG received funds from various sources to assist eligible individuals and families who have found that their FEMA, insurance and personal resources are not enough to fully restore their homes.  Applicants must first register with NJ 211 to start the process by registering with Disaster Case Management (dial 2-1-1 and select option 26).

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New law gives New Jersey school board candidates until July to file

Potential school board candidates in New Jersey now have more time to file a petition with their county clerk; a move many hope will generate more interest in local boards of education.

A new law, signed by Gov. Chris Christie Friday, Dec. 27, changes filing deadline from the date of the June primary election to the last Monday in July and revises the procedure for filing for a school board vacancy.

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We’ve moved

MARMORA— As of Dec. 23, the offices of the Gazette-Leader Newspapers have moved.

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Two Cape May County students graduate Academy of Culinary Arts

From left, Amy Bobel of Greenloch, Matthew Briglia of Cedarbrook, George Buriak of Williamstown and Vanessa Burk of Ocean City listen to guest speaker Tom Biglan, executive chef of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. From left, Amy Bobel of Greenloch, Matthew Briglia of Cedarbrook, George Buriak of Williamstown and Vanessa Burk of Ocean City listen to guest speaker Tom Biglan, executive chef of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

MAYS LANDING — The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College awarded culinary medals and certificates to more than 30 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals on Thursday, Dec. 19.

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Cape and Atlantic county towns recognized for flood protection improvements

Efforts will mean savings on residents’ insurance rates

Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney accepts a plaque from FEMA Region II officials recognizing the city’s efforts to reduce flood hazard risk during a ceremony at Sea Isle City Elementary School Dec. 18. Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney accepts a plaque from FEMA Region II officials recognizing the city’s efforts to reduce flood hazard risk during a ceremony at Sea Isle City Elementary School Dec. 18.

SEA ISLE CITY — Eight Atlantic and Cape May county towns were recognized for lowering their flood hazard risks Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Sea Isle City Elementary School.

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How to protect your vehicle against road salt damage

Shore Clean car wash in Marmora posts a humorous and timely reminder for motorists to remember to wash the salt off their cars./Joan Kostiuk Shore Clean car wash in Marmora posts a humorous and timely reminder for motorists to remember to wash the salt off their cars./Joan Kostiuk

Shore Clean Auto Care Center on Route 9 in the Marmora section of Upper Township posted a sign recently reminding motorists to wash the road salt off their vehicles.

“Salts only good on fries,” a sign in front of the car wash stated Thursday (If only they had used an apostrophe).

It’s good advice.

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