I know I speak for many residents when I say how deeply sorry I was to hear about the accident that claimed the lives of Dorothy and Bolton Legates.
I did not know them personally but I feel like they were far more to my family than folks in the neighborhood with a business I frequented.
I could depend on consistent quality and reasonable prices whenever I shopped at their farm stand on Bayshore Road.
The single wreath in front of the closed stand last week was a poignant sight at a time when spring is in the air and we are all looking forward to the reopening of such fresh vegetable markets in the area.
Last year I happened to stop at their market the last day of the season and spoke to Mrs. Legates for the first time, even though I had been buying corn, green beans, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and many other vegetables from her for the many years I’ve lived in the township.
I’m glad I had an opportunity to thank her and tell her how much I enjoyed shopping there and eating the fruits of her family’s labor.
We never know what the next day will bring, so don’t put off sharing your thoughts, ideas, compliments, suggestions or love with someone else. You might miss the chance to do it.
Just want to remind you about the Country Breakfast at Cold Spring Presbyterian Church Saturday from 8-11 a.m.
Saturday is also prom night for the kids at Lower Cape May Regional. Hope they all have fun and attend the after prom party for a full night of safe good times with their friends.
The Lower Township Chamber of Commerce is starting a new tradition May 11 with its first annual Night of Networking.
This will be held in lieu of a luncheon meeting this month and is sponsored in part by the Title Company of Jersey.
The event will be at Marie Nicole’s Restaurant at 9510 Pacific Ave. in Diamond Beach from 5-7 p.m.
There will be hot and cold appetizers, door prizes, half price drinks, and no admission fee.
RSVP by May 8 by calling 884-7703. Come out and exchange business cards and network with other business owners.
Let the chamber know if you can donate a door prize. It’s a great way to advertise.
The Historic Town Bank Coin Club will meet May 7 at the clubhouse of the Cape May Property Owners in Town Bank.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and includes an auction of coins and collectables. Everyone is welcome.
If you are bringing something to sell, stop in at 6:30 so others can look at what you have and decide if they’d like to bid on it.
Call Irv at 889-0571 or Ward at 886-3874 if you’d like to know more.
The Lower Township Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the North Cape Care Center on the corner of Townbank Road and Shunpike in North Cape May.
Call Matt Menke at 898-3281 if you’re interested in becoming a member.
The zoning board of adjustment has a busy agenda tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The meeting is held in the meeting room at township hall.
Hope you all have a great week and take time to do something special for someone else. It doesn’t have to cost a thing.
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