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Parkway rest stop to be demolished in Ocean View

$2.5M project planned for new gas station, building

It’s been years since the Roy Rogers closed at the Ocean View service area on the Garden State Parkway. Now the building is set to be torn down, along with the gas station there.

The building and the service station will soon be demolished, according to officials with the Turnpike Authority, meaning there won’t be bathrooms or gasoline available on the Parkway anywhere in Cape May County. There are bathrooms, fuel and 23 miles north at the Atlantic City Service Center.

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Greater Wildwood Lions Club supports VIM

 
Patty Nesbitt, Barbara Harvey, RN, and Dr. Elizabeth Crowley at the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Cape May County. Patty Nesbitt, Barbara Harvey, RN, and Dr. Elizabeth Crowley at the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Cape May County.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Greater Wildwood Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County (VIM).

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Firefighters bring in money for organization

CAPE MAY COUNTY — Cape May County Career Firefighters presented a $33,600 check to Survivors of Cancer on Nov. 9.

Firefighters from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May raised funds by selling pink T-shirts. The Survivors of Cancer organization helps Cape May County cancer patients, survivors and organizations dedicated to the same cause. The group, based in Wildwood, was founded in 2002.

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‘Meet the Court’ works with Cape Tech

“Meet the Court” TV program guest, Howard H. Berchtold, Jr., and host, Ellen Procida, were welcomed by Tech students.  From left are Harry Wozunk, of Cape May Court House; Brian DeVico, of Cape May Court House; Jessica McAnulty, of Dennis Township; Katie Berry, of Cape May; and Jared Tallant, of Cape May Court House.
  “Meet the Court” TV program guest, Howard H. Berchtold, Jr., and host, Ellen Procida, were welcomed by Tech students.  From left are Harry Wozunk, of Cape May Court House; Brian DeVico, of Cape May Court House; Jessica McAnulty, of Dennis Township; Katie Berry, of Cape May; and Jared Tallant, of Cape May Court House.

CREST HAVEN – On Oct. 25, the Judiciary of Atlantic and Cape May Counties joined Cape May Technical High School for the inaugural recording of the “Meet the Court” TV Show.

The Communication Arts Technology students in their third year program of study produced the show in the school’s digital TV production facility.  While on-site, the host and guest spent time after the show to speak to the students.  They shared their knowledge and experience through conversation and a question and answer session.

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Bill would delay flood insurance rate hikes

WASHINGTON – On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a bipartisan group of 55 members of the House of Representatives have introduced legislation to change the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), delaying the start of premium increases.

The legislation, led by Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), calls for a four-year delay to the program, requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete an affordability study and proposes a framework that addresses affordability issues.

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4-H agent reassigned to Cumberland County

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County 4-H Agent Julie Karavan has been transferred to Cumberland County, effective Nov. 4.

Karavan, a Cape May County 4-H volunteer club leader and 4-H parent, joined the Rutgers faculty as county 4-H agent in June 2012.

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United Airlines to offer nonstop daily flights to Chicago and Houston from Atlantic City airport

Submitted/United Airlines announced that it will begin offering daily nonstop flights between Atlantic City and Chicago and Houston Submitted/United Airlines announced that it will begin offering daily nonstop flights between Atlantic City and Chicago and Houston

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – United Airlines announced that it will begin offering daily nonstop flights between Atlantic City and Chicago and Houston through the Atlantic City International Airport. The service will begin April 1, 2014.

 The announcement was made Thursday, Nov. 14 by Gov. Chris Christie and United President Jeff Smisek during a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport, where United operates the region’s largest airline hub, according to a company news release.

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FEMA officials face Cape May County residents on flood maps

VILLAS — Cape May County residents could ask questions of FEMA officials about flood elevations maps during a Nov. 1 meeting held in Lower Township’s Town Hall. 

The meeting had been delayed because of the federal government shutdown.

Under the new flood elevation maps, owners whose properties have been placed in higher risk zones face the possibility of higher flood insurance premiums if they do not raise their homes to the proposed elevations, and if those elevations are not changed on future maps.

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Plenty of activities at county libraries

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Several events are planned at the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, including a game night, a movie showing and storytime.

The Cape May County Library invites those 18 and up to the new Game Night for Adults Thursday, Nov. 14, starting at 7 p.m. at 30 West Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.

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Dolphin disease spreading south with migration

Dolphin disease spreading south with migration Dolphin disease spreading south with migration  Like many species, the bottlenose dolphin that have been seen through the summer are heading south for the winter. This year, they are bringing a deadly virus along with them.

The marine mammals have been dying in huge numbers since July, with more than 10 times the average ending up on beaches through the Northeast. Experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) blame a morbillivirus for what they have declared an unusual mortality event.

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Cape May County prosecutor seeks to update Megan’s Law list

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE— The County Prosecutor’s Office is looking to update its current list of schools and community organizations that are eligible to receive formal notifications of convicted sex offenders in the community.

Since 1994, Megan’s Law has allowed the law enforcement agencies of New Jersey to identify sex offenders in their communities and provide notification of their whereabouts to members of the public.

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RSVP looking for tax filers

 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking people to be part of the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program.

More than 750 Cape May County residents with incomes less that $50,000 received free help filing their 2012 tax returns by RSVP.  To continue this service, more volunteers are being recruited for training.

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