Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Cape May County Releases Secure Drop Box Locations for 2020 Election

The county has released the locations of 12 secure drop boxes for the 2020 election.

Amy Kennedy Ahead in Second Congressional District Race, Per Monmouth University Poll

Kennedy holds a five-percentage point (49-44) lead over incumbent Jeff Van Drew, according to the poll from Monmouth University.

Officials Tout Marketing Campaign For Cuts To Covid-19 Losses

Cape May County officials credit flexible marketing strategies for reducing tourism revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic from 60% to 42%.

Second, Third Congressional District Debates Slated for Next Week

Reps. Andy Kim (D-3) and Jeff Van Drew (R-2) will debate challengers David Richter and Amy Kennedy, respectively, next week.

Wetlands Institute Reimagines Remote Learning Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The institute has reimagined remote learning by encouraging students to explore and discover the wonders of science and nature.

Wildwood Beaches to Continue Some Lifeguard Services Throughout September

North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest will continue offering lifeguard services through September 27, and beaches in the City of Wildwood will be guarded daily through September 13.

Social Distance Ambassadors Begin Monitoring High Volume Areas In Cape May County

Cape May County Department of Health has announced their social distance campaign, Six Feet Saves.

Sysco Foods Donation Of Fresh Foods Feeds Zoo Animals, Supports Local Food Pantries

Sysco Philadelphia, a food delivery service, has donated to the Cape May County Zoo 17 pallets of fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits that could not be used by local restaurants due to the temporary closing of restaurants .

Soroptimist Club Raises Funds for Women and Girls in Cape May County

Soroptimist Club of Cape May County was the beneficiary of a “Fins Sunday Social” fundraising brunch at Fins Bar & Grille in Cape May on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Thousands Set to Take an Icy Plunge for Charities in Cape May County this Year

During the first five months of 2020, willing participants will be braving the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean to take part in plunges throughout Cape May County.

NJ State Chamber President to Speak at Cape May County Chamber January Meeting

The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will host Tom Bracken, President and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s Jan. 16 meeting. Bracken will share information on a coalition initiative between the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association called Opportunity New Jersey.

West Cape May Receives $10K Forestry Service Grant

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded West Cape May a $10,000 resiliency planning grant to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe recently announced.

Avalon Receives $177,000 State Grant For 69th Street Reconstruction

The Borough of Avalon is receiving a $177,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation which will be used for the reconstruction of a portion of 69th Street.

Morey’s Piers Receives Prestigious Brass Ring Award from IAAPA

Morey's Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey was recently honored with an award for "Best Midway Games Operations" at the 2019 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Brass Ring Awards held on Nov. 20.

Museum of Cape May County Invites All to Their Holiday Open House

In the grand tradition of coming home for Christmas, The Museum of Cape May County will once again celebrate the holiday season by opening its doors for a holiday open house. Young and old alike are invited to experience this year’s holiday extravaganza on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nature Center of Cape May Announces Dates for Dec. Wreath-Making Workshops

For most people, Christmas in Cape May is all about shopping, restaurants, house tours, and theater -- but holiday wreath-making at New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May has established its own niche as a unique holiday tradition.

Cape May Inviting All Residents and Visitors to Semi-Annual Blood Drive on Nov. 18

The City of Cape May in partnership with the American Red Cross is proud to present their semi-annual American Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at the Cape May Convention Hall, located at 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204, on Monday, Nov. 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Atlantic Cape Foundation Announces 2019 ‘Women of Wonder’ Recipients

The Atlantic Cape Foundation and Cape May County Women's Commission have announced that they will be honoring Microbiologist Stormy Freese, Ocean City Library Director Karen Mahar, and Delaware River and Bay Authority Commissioner Shirley "Becki" Wilson as their 2019 "Women of Wonder" award recipients. They will be recognized at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Cape May County Chamber To Host Seminar, “Developing a Leader’s Eye,” Oct. 30

Certified speaker and trainer Jeff Whitaker will be presenting and the county chamber has invited all local business people and aspiring leaders to attend and learn how to help meet the challenges of tomorrow head on.

Cape May County Sheriff’s Office Files Lawsuit Against NJ AG Over Directive Blocking Cooperation with ICE

Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan and the County of Cape May government has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court against the Attorney General of New Jersey over the 287(g) agreement being terminated. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued Directive 2018-6, known as the Immigration Trust Directive, which prohibits local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as voluntarily participating in the 287(g) program.

City of Cape May to Solicit Suggestions for Proposed Bikeway Expansion Project During Public Info Session

The City of Cape May will be holding a "Public Information Center" at the Cape May Elementary School Gymnasium located at 921 Lafayette Street on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to inform local residents and businesses of the proposed Cape May Bikeway Expansion project in the City of Cape May.

Ground Zero Flag Team to Hold Remembrance Ceremony Aboard Cape May – Lewes Ferry on Oct. 12

On Saturday, October 12, the Ground Zero Flag Team will board a Cape May – Lewes Ferry vessel and raise the Ground Zero Flag (Flag & Marble Cross) on the third deck of the MV Delaware while the vessel travels to Cape May, N.J. This will be one of several locations to host a special ceremony during Columbus Day weekend as the GZ Flag Team makes its way north from Williamsburg, VA to New York City.

Avalon to Host Annual Seafood Festival This Weekend

Celebrate seafood and seashore cuisine at Avalon's annual Seafood Festival next weekend at Surfside Park.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards $32.2 Million Contract for Cape May County Beachfill Project

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District have announced a $32.5 million contract to complete the periodic nourishment of two projects in Cape May County.

Cape May County Airport Gets $2.4 Million to Rehab Aircraft Parking Area

The Cape May County Airport has received federal funding to rehab a parking area for aircraft.

Cape May County’s Woodbine Borough and Elementary School Recognized by NJ Safe Routes to Schools Program

WOODBINE, N.J. — Mayor William Pikolycky is pleased to announce that Woodbine Borough and...

North Wildwood Receives Over $35,000 from Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The 46 systems will be for all current career, part-time and interior structural volunteer firefighters; and will include training for all members.

Wildwood Fire Department Replaces EMT Bikes Through Donations

The bikes are utilized for quick response to EMS situations where larger vehicles can not access, such as the Boardwalk and Byrne Plaza.

Woodbine Awarded Additional $2 Million for Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Upgrades to Woodbine's water system include the well house, filtration system, garage, and related facilities and extension or replacement of water mains.

Wine and Dine During ‘Restaurant Week’ in the Wildwoods

Discover the finest restaurant the Wildwoods has to offer from Sunday, August 25 until Thursday, August 29 during Restaurant Week.

City of Cape May Awarded $7.6 Million for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $7.6 million to complete recurring nourishment of the Cape May Inlet to the Lower Township (Cape May City) Coastal Storm Risk Management project. This project is made possible by the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Winners of the 87th Annual Cape May Baby Parade Announced (Video)

The 87th Annual Cape May Baby Parade was held over the weekend and the list of adorable winners has been announced.

North Wildwood Police Prepare for ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ National Campaign

The North Wildwood Police Department has announced that it will participate in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" drunk driving crackdown campaign that starts later this month.

Woodbine to Hold Public Hearing to Discuss Small Cities Grant Application

Officials from the Borough of Woodbine will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 7, to review the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to get public input on a 2020 Small Cities application by the Borough.

$7.6 Million Contract Awarded for Cape May Beach Replenishment Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a $7.6 million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Illinois for beach replenishment in Cape May.

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Upgrades its Emergency Evacuation System

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that they...

Pitter-Patter of Many Little Feet: City of Cape May Prepares for 87th Baby Parade

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The 87th Annual Cape May Baby Parade is scheduled for Friday, August 2 and steps...

This August, Cape May Convention Hall Presents “Great Balls of Fire!”

This August, Cape May Convention Hall will present a show titled, "GREAT BALLS OF FIRE: Legends of Piano" starring Linda Gentille on Friday, August 16th at 8 p.m.

Sea Isle City Beach Patrol to Host Annual ‘One-Mile Ocean Swim’ This Weekend

The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will host its annual One-Mile Ocean Swim on Saturday, July 20th, at 11 a.m

Ocean City Named ‘Favorite Beach’ in NJ for 11th Consecutive Time

For the 11th year in a row, Ocean City has been named the favorite beach in New Jersey.

North Wildwood Enters Partnership with Parking Mobile App

Officials from North Wildwood have announced a partnership with a smart parking app company that allows people to pay for city parking from their cell phones.

UPDATE: Parts of Wildwood Crest Ocean Closed Due to Malfunction in Treatment Center

A one-mile stretch of ocean in Wildwood Crest is closed due to untreated wastewater in the ocean.

Avalon Establishes New Pollinator Habitat at Armacost Park

Officials from the Borough of Avalon has announced a new pollinator habitat by the Armacost Park.

Cape May County Residents Can Now Sign Up for a Monthly E-Newsletter

Cape May County residents and visitors can now sign up for monthly e-newsletter featuring news updates from the county government.

Wine and Dine During the ‘Wildwoods’ Restaurant Week’

A second Restaurant Week in the Wildwoods will take place at the end of the summer season, from August 26th-30th.

Ocean City Police Department and John R. Elliott HERO Campaign Debut New Themed Patrol Car

Officials from the Ocean City Police Department and the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign unveiled a new way to promote designated driving.

Downtown Wildwood Premieres New Seafood and Wine Festival

Downtown Wildwood is set to debut a new seafood and wine festival next weekend.

Cape May County to Test Code Red System on June 7th

CAPE MAY COUNTY - Cape May County will be testing its Code Red system on June 7th...

Woodbine Receives Over $8,000 in Clean Communities Grant Funding

Officials from Woodbine have announced that the borough has been awarded over $8,000 from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control to Start Outreach Talks

The Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control will be visiting local towns to provide more information to resident and visitors about the growing concerns that new species of bugs to the county will bring and what people can do to protect themselves.

Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority Wins New Jersey Tourism Excellence Award

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) received recognition for its advertising campaign for the Wildwoods

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Named One of the Most Scenic Ferry Rides in the U.S.

The Cape May - Lewes Ferry has been recognized by Smithsonian.com, as one of the seven most scenic ferry rides in the United States.

North Wildwood Celebrates Arbor Day by Distributing Tree Tubelings to Local Students

Officials from North Wildwood and Lomax Environmental Consulting Group distributed over 500 evergreen tree tubelings to local Pre K through 8th-grade students to celebrate Arbor Day.

50 Couples to Renew Vows this Weekend at Morey’s Piers

On Saturday, May 4th, Morey’s Piers is throwing it back to its summer of ’69 roots and hosting a vow renewal ceremony for 50 couples.

Avalon Expects to Complete Sand Back Passing Project by April 30th

Avalon is expecting to complete a sand back passing project later this week in advance of the start of the storm and tourism seasons.

Sea Isle City Debuts Exchange Zone to Help Residents Safely Meet Online Buyers and Sellers

With the rise of Facebook Marketplace and the continued use of Craigslist, the Sea Isle City Police Department (SICPD) has created an Exchange Zone where residents can safely meet online buyers and sellers for legal transactions.

Cape May, Haddonfield on List for Favorite Historic Small Town in America

Two South Jersey towns are looking to become America's most popular historic small town.

The Museum of Cape May County Celebrates Coast Guard History

The Museum of Cape May County has announced its newest exhibition Always Ready: Always...

Cape May County to Receive $100,000 Through Innovation Challenge

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced that Cape May County is one of five communities to receive funding from the Innovation Challenge.

Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Edison State University Announced Education Partnership

The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and Thomas Edison State University have announced...