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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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Cape May County Animal Response Team meeting canceled

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Animal Response Team’s meeting planned for tonight, Dec. 10, has been canceled because of hazardous weather.

The meeting will be rescheduled.

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Cape Christian celebrates grandparents

 Third grader Nathaniel Arena poses with his grandparents, Bob and Anne Lovell.
 Third grader Nathaniel Arena poses with his grandparents, Bob and Anne Lovell.   On Wednesday, Nov. 27, Cape Christian Academy held its annual grandparent’s day.

Each year the school honors the student’s grandparents and the special people in their lives with a morning of entertainment, followed by lunch.

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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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Cape May County eyes ways to combat heroin

Overdose antidote Narcan may be coming to county

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE— Since the start of 2013, over 100 people have died in Ocean County from a heroin overdose. In the new year, police in that county’s 33 towns will carry an antidote, called Narcan, to help revive overdose victims.

In Cape May County, Prosecutor Robert Taylor says bringing the antidote to this area is being discussed with local police chiefs.

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Operation Fireside ready for another mission

CAPE MAY – The Coast Guard and American Red Cross will place more than 150 Coast Guard recruits with several dozen South Jersey families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has about 160 recruits in training from more than 29 states and U.S. territories, including two recruits from New Jersey and one from Pennsylvania.

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