Cape May County Region

CARA looking for volunteers, advocates

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 23, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse needs volunteers and advocates to respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at local police departments and hospitals.

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Avalon’s shopaholics due in March

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 21, 2014 05:00 pm

AVALON – Avalon’s annual Shop-A-Holics event is scheduled for March 7 to 9 at The Princeton and The Whitebrier.

Shop-A-Holics will offer a number of items at big discounts, according to organizers.

Participants may browse through the variety of designer clothing, shoes, accessories and home décor while enjoying a cocktail.

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SI Swimsuit Issue features Cape May, Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 02:52 pm

image courtesy Sports Illustrated, released by Cape May County/An image of Gigi Hadid from Sports Illustrated. Models were photographed in Cape May County for the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, by far the best-selling edition of the national magazine each year. image courtesy Sports Illustrated, released by Cape May County/An image of Gigi Hadid from Sports Illustrated. Models were photographed in Cape May County for the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, by far the best-selling edition of the national magazine each year.

The 50th anniversary edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue released this month includes photos of models in Cape May, Cape May Point and Wildwood.

The edition hit newsstands this week.

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Lots to do at Cape May County Library

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Library invites 6- to 12-year-olds and their families to attend the family movie program Friday, Feb. 21, at the library in Cape May Court House.

A screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” will be held starting 6 p.m. at 30 West Mechanic St. Another screening will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Lower Cape Branch, at 2600 Bay Shore Road in Villas.  

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Complaint planned in dispute at Cape May County board

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, February 18, 2014 03:01 pm

Former head of women’s commission takes issues with attorney’s actions

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The former chairwoman of the Cape May County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women said she is filing an ethics complaint against the county’s attorney with the New Jersey Bar Association.

Kathleen Bresan resigned from the organization in January. She accused Cape May County Freeholder Marie Hayes of unfair treatment. County attorney Barbara Bakley-Marino came to Hayes’ aid, and Bresan has called Bakley-Marino’s response in a letter to the editor in an area newspaper inappropriate.

“I think she [Bakley-Marino] went over, above and beyond, her capacity,” Bresan said.

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Students warned early about heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 14, 2014 11:15 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The county prosecutor’s office is working with schools throughout Cape May County to try to prevent heroin use.

A round table discussion was held during the monthly County School Superintendents Meeting Feb. 5, where members of the Prosecutor’s Office detailed a drug awareness presentation, “Pills to Heroin,” being presented to Middle School and High School students throughout the county.

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The cost of history

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, February 14, 2014 10:51 am

Numerous preservation projects seek funds from Open Space board

The seven applications submitted to the Open Space and Farmland Preservation board for historic preservation funding include some of the county’s most visited sites, like the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May and Naval Air Station Wildwood in Lower Township.

The fund has preserved farms in West Cape May, woodland in Middle Township, and helped create county parks. Now, the board must strike a balance between historic preservation projects and “routine maintenance”- while protecting Cape May County’s history.

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House schedules vote to delay flood insurance premium hikes

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, February 13, 2014 09:44 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The US House of Representatives will vote later this month on new flood insurance legislation to address the increases in many premiums mandated under the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform law.

Details of the new legislation will be released next week. The vote is scheduled for the week of Feb. 24, and the bill will be unable to be amended on the floor and will require two-thirds approval for passage.

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Prosecutor takes heroin fight to schools

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 11, 2014 06:32 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The county prosecutor’s office is working with schools throughout Cape May County to try to prevent heroin use.

A round table discussion was held during the monthly County School Superintendents Meeting Feb. 5, where members of the Prosecutor’s Office detailed a drug awareness presentation, “Pills to Heroin,” being presented to middle school and high school students throughout the county.

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New Jersey American Water launches ‘Pint-Sized Plumbers’ contest

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, February 11, 2014 01:00 am

New Jersey American Water has launched a social media contest to encourage customers to check their homes for leaks and get them fixed.

The “Pint-Sized Plumbers” program is designed to get the whole family involved in addressing a problem that nationally results in the loss of an estimated one trillion gallons of water every year. Through the program, New Jersey American Water will give homeowners a chance to win one of several prizes, including a high-efficiency washing machine, for their efforts.

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Cape May County study backs consolidated dispatch

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, January 31, 2014 03:06 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Consolidation of the county’s emergency dispatch has languished for 25 years.

The idea came up again and again, but municipal governments didn’t seem interested.

This year, things seem to be taking shape.

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Don’t get scammed at Super Bowl XLVIII

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 31, 2014 01:00 am

NEWARK – With Super Bowl XLVIII fast approaching, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs reminds New Jersey sports fans, and those planning on coming to the Garden State for the big game, to beware of opportunistic scams that have been known to occur during major sports events.

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