CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Cape May County Zoo has its first baby bison.
The female calf arrived Aug. 29 and can be seen in the North American prairie exhibit.
Dolphins swim off Avalon. The DEP promises to help the Marine Mammal Stranding Center handle this summer’s huge increase in dolphin deaths, now blamed on a virus similar to measles. (File photo by Bill Barlow)
TRENTON – The Christie Administration today put more state resources toward investigating bottlenose dolphin deaths along the New Jersey coast.
This week, a federal investigation concluded that the exceptional number of dolphin deaths from New York to Virginia have been caused by the morbillivirus, similar to measles in human beings or distemper in dogs.
US Coast Guard 'Home and Work Life' staff Kathleen Grant and Kelly Bulger flank VFW Commander Joe Orlando.
CAPE MAY COUNTY - Local children whose parents serve at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May and the 253rd Army National Guard Cape May Court House will receive donated school supplies collected from the local “Dollar Tree” stores in North Cape May and Rio Grande, thanks to Cape May County residents and vacationers.
It’s not your typical problem.
State officials this week say they want more people to ask for money. New Jersey has $100 million in federal money to help residents elevate their homes to reduce the damage from future storms.
UPPER TOWNSHIP—The busy and sometimes hectic days of summer will soon fade into the quieter times of autumn for many year round residents of Cape May County.
The opposite will hold true for pianist Linda Gentille of Upper Township and. Less than a month after she and her Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra concluded their summer concert series at the Performing Arts Center of Middle Township on Aug. 17, Linda will be in South Korea, boarding on Sept. 14 the cruise ship “Voyager of the Seas” where she will entertain on a two-week voyage to Japan.
What parents can expect in the new school year
TRENTON — When school starts up in September, parents can expect some changes, according to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. Here are the items to watch for the 2013-14 school year:
GIRL SCOUTS — Girls Scouts of Central and South Jersey New Jersey provides programs and activities for girls grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Call 609-849-0741 for information.
BOY SCOUTS ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS— Call Ron Pearson at (856) 327-1700.
- Covenant Bible, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, North Cape May, 609-886-2448
- Lighthouse CMA Church, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Rio Grande, 609-889-0900
- Cornerstone Assembly of God at St. Simeon's, 7 p.m. Fridays, North Wildwood, 609-523-8076
- Court House Methodist, 6 p.m. Sundays, 609-465-7087.
BE A VOLUNTEER
- County Museum (age 12 and older) 609-465-3535
- CMC Crest Haven Nursing Home (age junior high) 609-465-1274
- Literacy Volunteers of America, 609-838-3377
- Lower Township Recreation Center, 609-886-7880
- North Cape Center, 609-898-8899
- Red Cross, 609-465-7382
- Wetlands Institute, 609-368-1211
- Cape May Recreation Center, 609-884-9565.
NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY PROGRAMS — Daily and weekly programs for children, adults and families, day and evening events. The Center is located at 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May; Call 609-898-8848 for specific program information and fees.
As suspected, a virus is causing this summer’s alarming number of dolphin deaths, a federal agency reported this week.
As of Aug. 26, from New York to Virginia, 291 bottlenose dolphin have been stranded in July and August, compared to a mean average of 26, and there are likely more to come, according to a report released by the Fisheries Stranding Network of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
LINCROFT– As September draws closer, families throughout New Jersey are preparing to send their sons and daughters off to college – and many of those students will be away from home for the first time.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has put together a list of suggestions to help keep college-age students safe in an emergency.
“Being on their own for the first time can be challenging,” reads the statement from the federal agency. “While students will soon settle in and enjoy their college routine, that transition may be a little easier if they know they can handle themselves in an emergency.”
Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Gov. Chris Christie spoke Tuesday at Morey's Piers in North Wildwood.
NORTH WILDWOOD — Just a few weeks after a leading forecaster predicted that East Coast residents can expect a busy hurricane season, Gov. Chris Christie said that New Jersey’s beaches aren’t ready to take on another storm.
During a press conference Tuesday at Morey’s Surfside Pier in North Wildwood, Christie said that the state has learned a lot from Sandy, but more needs to be done to be stronger than the next storm that strikes the Jersey Coast.
U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says that many small business owners have come to him concerned about Obamacare.
Some are afraid that their employees will have to be reduced to part time because of the health care law.
Mosquito-borne diseases are spreading in Cape May County.
So far this summer, the Department of Mosquito Control has detected eastern equine encephalitis in five mosquito collections: four in Upper Township and one in Lower Township.
A 7-year-old horse from Cape May County was euthanized on Aug. 3, one day after showing neurologic symptoms for a serious, mosquito-borne illness, county officials announced.