Last Updated on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:58 pm
Visitor services the focus of plan for federal lands
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Officials want to improve the offerings at the sprawling Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, said deputy refuge manager Laurel Wilkerson.
The refuge has begun efforts to put together a visitor services management plan. The plan would review the facilities and programs offered at the refuge, which have so far included ranger-led walks and talks, according to Wilkerson.
Last Updated on Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:07 pm
There’s a new way of catching fugitives in Cape May County.
Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer on Thursday announced the launch of a tool called “Facecrook” that allows people to search for active warrants held by the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie does not have the power to abolish the Council on Affordable Housing, the state Supreme Court said in its 5-2 decision handed down Wednesday, July 10.
The opinion, written by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, states, “The plain language of the Reorganization Act does not authorize the chief executive to abolish an independent agency like COAH.”
There was plenty of anxiety going around this winter, as the region scrambled to recover from Hurricane Sandy in time for the busy summer. With huge crowds around over the holiday weekend, that does not seem to be as much of a worry.
The Jersey Shore is back in business.
Businesses and officials at every level have been working to get that message out since shortly after Hurricane Sandy slammed the shore in late October, causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage, much of it along the coastline.
It looks as though the message got through.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The 2013 edition of A Guide to Accessing Cape May County’s Beaches and Surf Chairs for People with Disabilities is now available.
“The guiding principle for this vacation planning resource is to enable individuals with disabilities and their families to plan ahead for the fullest enjoyment of their time at the Jersey Cape, whether their stay includes one day or several weeks at the beach,” reads an announcement.
4-H member Drew Ludman, left, watches as Penny and John Hamann, leaders of the Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club, examine Ludman’s rabbit Ginger to make sure he is in tip top shape for the upcoming Cape May County 4-H Fair July 18, 19 and 20. Drew plans to show his rabbit in Showmanship, Best of Breed and the Costume Class
4-H member Drew Ludman, left, watches as Penny and John Hamann, leaders of the Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club, examine Ludman’s rabbit Ginger to make sure he is in tip top shape for the upcoming Cape May County 4-H Fair July 18, 19 and 20. Drew plans to show his rabbit in Showmanship, Best of Breed and the Costume Class. The 4-H Fairgrounds are located at 355 Court House-S. Dennis Rd. in Cape May Court House. For more information about the 4-H Fair, call 609-465-5115 ext. 605, or see www.cmc4h.com .
Last Updated on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 01:02 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Will the Jersey Shore be ready for the next big storm?
WHYY/Newsworks and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement are hosting a series of free community forums, one of them planned in Middle Township on Tuesday, July 30.
Last Updated on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 01:36 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Zoo has the most successful snow leopard breeding program in the country.
Himani, 14, and Vijay, 20, are the parents of two snow leopard cubs, born April 20. The zoo held an event on Wednesday to unveil the cubs.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Children will cook up some creations during a competition Saturday, July 13, at the county library.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Technology Learning Center will host a “My Second Computer Class” Tuesday, July 16.
The class will take place at the main library, 30 West Mechanic St., Cape May Court House. In this class, students will learn about hardware and software and how they work together.
CAPE MAY COUNTY — Several Cape May County students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Atlantic Cape Community College earlier this year.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — There are some new animals at the Cape May County Zoo.
This summer people can see a group of scimitar-horned oryx, two red-necked wallaby joeys, a Chinese alligator and two snow leopard cubs. The Cape May County Zoo is also 35 years old this year.