4-H seeks golfers for tournament

Cape May Council's 4-H Horse Council invites golfers, sponsors and donors to join in the 11th annual 4-H golf tournament. The fundraiser will take place April 27 at the Avalon Golf Club in Swainton.

All proceeds from the tournament go directly to 4-H educational costs, including the 4-H Memorial Scholarship Program and youth participation in state and national 4-H events. The Horse Council has contributed $18,000 to the 4-H scholarship program in the past 10 years. With these funds, 27 college scholarships have been provided to Cape May County 4-H youth. Horse club leaders hope to use some of the proceeds from this year's tournament to renovate their 40-year-old horse show arena with new footing.

Tournament entry fees are $100 per person or $385 per foursome, but there is an early bird discount to $375 per team if registered with payment by April 5. The entry fee includes green fees, carts, registration gifts, door prizes, an Italian buffet dinner and desserts made by 4-H youth. The tournament features longest drive, closest to pin, and putting contests as well as a hole-in-one car sponsored by Kindle Ford. Tournament registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the shotgun kickoff at noon. Prizes will be awarded to the top three tournament teams and the top coed team.

Donations are tax-deductible. To play in the tournament, call 609-465-5115, ext. 606, or email lhorner@co.cape-may.nj.us.

Salute to working women set

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces that Cricket Frank, Corporate Vice President for OC Hotels and Property Management (T/A Impala Island Inn and Beach Club Hotel), will receive the 2014 Salute to Working Women Award and will be honored at the April 10 Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

The award recognizes women in business for their outstanding professional and personal achievements. The luncheon honors all working women at home or in the workforce. The luncheon is open to the public and is $25 per person. For more information, to reserve, or to place a congratulatory ad in the program book, call 609-399-1412 or email info@oceancitychamber.com.

Polar Plunge and Pup Plunge set

The Cape May County Animal Shelter is hosting the Polar Plunge and Pup Plunge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12.

The plunges will take place at the Lake at Beachcomber Camping Resort, 462 Seashore Road, Cape May. Plunges are open to campers and the public. The event includes live music, games, and a bonfire. The Pup Plunge is for dogs to support the Cape May County Animal Shelter. Leashed pups will splash along the shoreline going in as far as they wish, or just stick to prancing in the sand. Costumes are encouraged and prizes are awarded.

The cost is $10 per entry. Several prize levels can be attained by raising money for the Cape May County Animal Shelter. For more information, call Heather at 609-886-6035, ext. 27.

Scholarship programs available

The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association is offering educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

The association is accepting applications from high school seniors for the Doris C. Stowell, James and Martha Owens, and Alex and Virginia May scholarships. The $5,000 Stowell scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior who meets special criteria. The number of Owens scholarships will be determined by the number of applicants; the scholarship will be a minimum of $250. The May scholarship is $1,000 and is for a high school senior who will attend a community college. The GTAMA scholarships for those already in college have the same geographic boundaries and students must maintain at least a B grade point average. Post-secondary recipients may reapply and receive a scholarship as many as three times (a total of four years).

Applications are available at high schools, the Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants' Association website, or Sun National Bank in Tuckahoe. Forms completed by high school students must be in the high school guidance office by May 2. College student applications must be at the Greater Tuckahoe Committee by June 2.

For eligibility rules and applications, see TuckahoeNJ.com.

CASA volunteers sworn in

Sixteen residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties residents were sworn recently as Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point.

The swearing in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy. As CASA volunteers, they will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The new CASA volunteers include Kim D'Orazio, Lynne Evans, Gina Guido and Danielle Lombardo, all of Ocean City, and Denise Magilton, of Wildwood.

Anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer should attend an information session at noon April 15 or 6 p.m. April 16 at the CASA office in Somers Point. A new training class will begin in May. Call 609-601-7800 or see AtlanticCapeCASA.org.

Artists sought for event

The Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage, the Cape May County Park and Zoo and the Zoo Society are sponsoring a new event, "Art and You at the Park and Zoo," to take place June 6-8.

The event will be a non-juried art show and sale. Any artist or artisan may reserve a display space, and show and sell their works. Any arts or history group is welcome to set up a space and distribute information about their group. Groups that cannot attend also can drop off information about the group for distribution. Space rental is $30 and all proceeds benefit the zoo. One space is 12 by 12 feet and vendors must bring their own tents, display racks, chairs and equipment. The show will be located in the courtyard directly adjacent to the entrance to the zoo.

To participate, call 609-463-6415 for an application, or email culture@co.cape-may.nj.us. The deadline for registration is May 20.

Scholarship applications available

The Greater Wildwood Scholarship Fund Inc. has announced that applications for its competitive 2014 Scholarship Program are now available for graduating high school seniors who are current residents of the Wildwoods - Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood and West Wildwood.

GWSF supports people in obtaining educational training beyond the secondary level. Scholarships and grants are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service. To date, GWSF has offered more than $600,000 in financial aid to more than 200 Wildwood students. The deadline to apply is April 29.

For more information or an application, contact Bill Winter at 609-846-1209 or billwwc@comcast.net.

Plein air painting class set

The Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge will host a series of monthly outdoor painting workshops led by local artist Janet McShain.

McShain specializes in plein air watercolor painting. The first session is April 17. Sessions run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, and are suitable for beginners or experienced adult painters. Bring lunch or a snack, coffee, tea and water provided. Equipment available to borrow. Dress for the weather. Classes will meet at the Visitors Contact Station at the Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, 12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr.), Wildwood Crest, near the former Coast Guard LORAN Station. The suggested donation is $5 for each session. Space is limited to 15 people.

Pre-register before each session by calling 609-513-9349. For more information or directions, call 609-513-9349.

Culinary training program set

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will offer training this spring during an accelerated Culinary Training Program at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House.

The career preparation program offers participants hands-on courses to either learn new skills or enhance existing ones. During the five-month program, students will:

Become ServSafe Certified.

Master cooking techniques, short order and pantry skills.

Enhance time management and organizational skills.

Acquire skills in bread baking, pie making, cake decorating and plated desserts.

Develop techniques for making stocks, soups and sauces.

For more information about scholarships and training, contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or desalvo@atlantic.edu.

Atlantic Cape offers professional workshops

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer professional development workshops this spring for people interested in enhancing their skill sets and advancing their careers. Classes include:

Intermediate Italian: Improves student's language skills and further their knowledge of Italian life and culture. Bring textbook from Beginning Italian, eight Wednesdays, April 9-May 28.

Basic Wine Appreciation of the Wines of Cape May County: demonstrates the proper method of tasting, pouring and differentiating among wine varieties. The class will focus on the wineries and viticulture of Cape May County. Must be 21 to attend, April 10.

Academy for Notaries: teaches participants how to become a valuable employee and better protect their employer's business. Completion of the full course will include a current year membership with the New Jersey Notary Association, May 17.

Exploring Digital SLR Photography 1: Educates participants on what shutter speeds, f stops and ISO mean through hands-on picture taking. Bring your digital SLR camera to class, May 28 and June 4.

Building a Business in Today's Economy: Offers participants tips, tricks and techniques to start or build their business in today's economic climate, June 28.

Professional development workshops are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. For information or to register, see atlantic.edu/conted or call 609-343-5655.

Scholarships available to Cape May County women

Cape Women's Resource Fund Inc. will award at least one $1,000 scholarship this year to a young woman graduating from high school who is a resident of Cape May County.

Last year, the fund awarded five scholarships to Cape May County graduates. Criteria include a B average throughout high school, acceptance to either a two- or four-year college program with proof of acceptance, and community involvement or community service during high school. Applicants also must submit a 500-word essay on this topic: "Too many students who start college often drop out during or after their first year. As a student headed to college, what do you think parents, guidance counselors and others need to do to help students prepare for college so they will stay in school and graduate with their degree?"

Students should submit essays and proof that they meet the criteria to CWRF.SC@gmail.com no later than May 2.

Sturdy Savings Bank donates

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation accepted a $2,000 gift from Sturdy Savings Bank recently at Atlantic Cape's Cape May County Campus.

The donation is the final payment toward a $10,000 pledge for the college's Create Opportunity Campaign that supports Atlantic Cape scholarships for low- to moderate-income students.

For more information about the Atlantic Cape Foundation and giving opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, senior director of resource development and community and alumni outreach, at 609-463-3670 or mkellett@atlantic.edu, or see atlantic.edu/about/foundation.htm.

4-H offers summer teen leadership program

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County and NJ Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May are accepting applications for the 2014 Rutgers 4-H Summer Teen Leadership Program.

The program will take place at the Nature Center of Cape May's environmental education campus on Cape May Harbor. The program runs June 23-Aug. 15 and provides youths with leadership and learning experience through service, teaching and social activities. Professional NJ Audubon teacher naturalists provide teens with mentoring in environmental science, teaching skills and successful work habits. Rutgers 4-H educators lead teens in youth-driven community service projects and leadership development activities. Attendees meet other teens who have the same interests, earn community service credits and gain work and leadership experience.

Program participants are asked to job shadow nature center teacher-naturalists for eight to 10 hours weekly and to attend a mandatory weekly training session every Wednesday from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Coordinators try to accommodate teens' outside work schedules. The application deadline is May 19 and participation is limited to 20 students. Tuition is $250.

Call the 4-H Youth Development Program at 609-465-5115, ext. 605, or see cmc4h.com.

Time to get tickets for fashion show

The last day to purchase tickets for the Soroptimist International of Cape May County fashion show is April 15.

The price is $35. For tickets, call Mary Rose Bispels at 609-898-9330. The show is May 18 at Willow Creek Winery and will include wine, fashion, and brunch.

Free courses for businesses, nonprofits

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer free Microsoft Office (2010) and social media courses for all New Jersey businesses and nonprofits at the Cape May Court House Campus in April and May.

The free courses are made possible through grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development in partnership with the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. Open enrollment classes have been scheduled at Atlantic Cape's Cape May Court House Campus on the following dates:

Excel, Level II: April 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Word, Level I: April 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Word, Level II: April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Social Media Fundamentals for employees on April 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This class teaches employees which social media tool is most important based on personal and professional goals.

Social Media and Marketing, May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., examines how social media platforms affect business and investigate strategies to grow your client base.

The classes are free to all private-sector and nonprofit employers in the state. To register employees for training, call Susan DeCicco at 609-343-5655. For questions, contact Jean McAlister at mcaliste@atlantic.edu or 609-343-5688 or Esther Gandica at gandica@atlantic.edu.

The campus is located at 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

Ferry selling commemorative bricks

Cape May-Lewes Ferry commemorative laser-engraved bricks are now on sale for the public and businesses.

The bricks are to be placed at the entrance of both ferry terminals as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. The commemorative bricks will be installed in the spring, prior to the ferry's anniversary July 1.

The bricks are available in one standard size. The 4-by-8-inch brick costs $50 and fans have an opportunity to personalize it. The bricks have a three-line capacity for text, with a maximum of 20 characters per line including spaces and punctuation. In addition, replica and mini-bricks can be purchased as a family keepsake for $50 and $15, respectively. Corporate brick sponsorships are also available using an array of two or four 4-by-8-inch standard bricks at a cost. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry will hold a ceremony to unveil the commemorative brick designs at the ferry terminals in late June. Brick reservations are available through April 21.

See cmlf.com or call 800-64-FERRY.

Aviation museum opens registration for camps

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum and the Federal Aviation Administration again will partner to host an Aviation Career Education Summer Academy.

The full day ACE camp will run one week only, July 7-11, for students ages 12-17. The museum also has announced open registration for the Explorers Summer Academy. Explorers is a half-day camp tailored to younger students, ages 9-11, and will run one week only, July 14-18. Registration is now open to all students. Due to the popularity of the camps and holdovers from last year's waiting list, both camps are already half full. Enrollment is limited.

The "ACE" Academy is designed to give students an opportunity to learn more about careers within the aviation industry while having fun. The camp will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Highlights include a tour of an active air traffic control tower and U.S. Coast Guard base, tour and demonstration by the Federal Air Marshal Training Center and FAA Technical Center labs. The Explorers Academy helps students to explore the question "What do I want to be when I grow up?" The camp is scheduled for half days, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Highlights include Cape May Ferry operations, demonstration by U.S. Coast Guard, water rocketry and more.

Both camps stress the importance of science, technology, engineering and math "STEM" skills. Scholarships, financial aid packages and registration infomation are available at usnasw.org.

For more information, contact Bruce Fournier at 609-886-8787 or bruce-nasw@comcast.net.

CCA offers Art at the Library

The Center for Community Arts is offering the free weekly program Art at the Library for children ages 6-10.

The program brings literacy and art together in a fun and creative way. Children attending read a book and then do an art project based on the ideas or illustrations in the book. They have fun while learning new techniques and trying different media. Projects vary by week and include painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. The program is taught by Paige Cunningham, of West Cape May, and Janet McShain, of Dennisville. Libraries hosting the program include:

Cape May City, 110 Ocean St., Cape May, Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Lower Township, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Wildwood Crest, 6301 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest, Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Sea Isle City, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City, Mondays 4-5 p.m.

Woodbine, 800 Monroe Ave., Woodbine, Mondays 2:45-3:45 p.m.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Lower Cape Alliance, Sturdy Bank and the support of the community. For more information, call 609 884-7525.

Community Health Law Project seeks Sandy-affected residents

Due to the ongoing issues that victims of Hurricane Sandy continue to experience, Community Health Law Project has received a contract from the state Department of Human Services to work with residents affected by the storm who were or are living in Atlantic, Cape May, Bergen, Hudson, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Essex and Union counties.

With this funding, the Community Health Law Project is able to provide legal assistance, as well as case management.

In an effort to reach residents currently in Cape May and Atlantic counties, a CHLP attorney and advocate will be able to meet with residents in its office or at a location close to their home. Call the Community Health Law Project at 856-858-9500.

Atlantic Cape offers 'Club 50 Plus' workshops

Atlantic Cape Community College's "Club 50 Plus" offers workshops to enhance the personal, professional and social lives of older learners this spring.

The workshops will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. Classes include:

April 25 and May 2: Exploring the World via the Internet for Seniors

May 9: Manage, Edit and Email Your Photographs

May 16: Organize Your Photos and Videos in the Cloud

June 7: Publish Your Book, Guaranteed

Join Club 50 Plus for $5 and get a 20 percent discount on future club workshops, culinary and professional development through June 30. Mention code CEGN001-MW01. For workshop prices or to register, call 609-343-5655 or see atlantic.edu/conted.

Casino Career Institute offers training

Atlantic Cape Community College's Casino Career Institute is offering quick-start courses in Blackjack, Roulette or Baccarat.

The four-week courses teach fundamentals and emphasize game knowledge, chip value and card handling. New sections begin weekly. For a complete list of classes and to register, see atlantic.edu/cci or call 609-343-5655.

NASW to feature B-17 rides

The Yankee Air Museum in Detroit confirmed that the B-17 Yankee Lady will once again visit Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum on June 9, 10 and 11. The museum partnership will honor World War II veterans by offering free Flight Experience, or FLEX, rides on the B-17 Yankee Lady when a paid rider accompanies them.

A ride is a 45-minute experience with about 30 minutes of air time and will be offered at the Cape May Airport June 9, 10 and 11. To order a FLEX ride or to obtain a gift certificate, call Dave Wright at 734-483-4030, ext. 236. Donations are tax deductible. Be sure to mention the Cape May Airport dates.

Visit YouTube and view "Where Heroes Have Flown" for a 90 second glimpse of a B-17 Flight Experience.

For more information, contact Bruce Fournier at 609-886-8787 by email at bruce-nasw@comcast.net or visit the Hangar's website at usnasw.org.

Outreach center offers classes

The Neighborhood Outreach Center, 308 Clay St. in Woodbine - located at the St. Joseph building of St. Casimir's Church - continues to offer High School Equivalency and English languages classes.

Classes take place 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, and individual tutoring is available at other times. Call 609-374-5670 for free tutoring.

Dennis Twp. registering kindergartners

If your child or a child you know is turning 5 and was born prior to October 1, 2009, it's time to register for Dennis Township kindergarten.

The school district will hold its annual kindergarten registration on May 7 and 8. If you know a child in Dennis Township who meets these requirements, you are asked to pass this information to their parent or guardian, or have them call the school at 609-861-2821, ext 501.

It is important to send this information to the school promptly, so the school can send an official registration packet. Registration is done by appointment only.

Literacy Volunteers to train tutors

Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic has scheduled tutor training classes in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Classes in Cape May County will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on five consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning April 23 at the Cape Technical School in Cape May Court House. Sign up now for Literacy Volunteers Cape-Atlantic's tutor training so you can help adults who want to reach their potential through education. Adult students are waiting to improve their reading, writing and English language skills.

For complete tutor training registration information, please visit the Literacy Volunteers' website, lvacapeatlantic.org or call the Literacy Volunteers office at 609-383-3377.

Fashion show, brunch planned

Soroptimist International of Cape May County will hold its annual fashion show, Wine, Fashion and Brunch, from noon to 4 p.m. May 18 at Willow Creek Winery, 160-168 Stevens St. in West Cape May.

At 11:25 a.m., there will be an educational vineyard walking tour. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. for fashion show registration. Fashions will be provided by Talk of the Walk, of Stone Harbor and Atlantic City, and brunch will be by Southern Mansion.

The cost is $35 per person. For tickets, call Mary Rose and 609-898-9330. The last day to purchase tickets is April 15.

Child find under way by Dennis Twp. schools

The Dennis Township School District is organizing a Child Find campaign to assist in the identification of unserved and underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through age 21.

A child may be eligible for services and accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under Section 504, a person with a disability is one who either "has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such impairment." Section 504 requires school districts to provide a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment to all eligible students with disabilities. If the Section 504 Committee determines that a child has a disability under Section 504, it must develop and implement a Section 504 plan for the delivery of needed services.

If you suspect that your child may have a disability and would like more information about Section 504 policies and procedures, call 609-861-2821, ext. 220 or 221. Parents who suspect their child may have a disability can get free help from their local school district's Child Study Team. Information also may be obtained about early intervention services and special education programs throughout New Jersey.

Screening, professional guidance and an educational program, if needed, are all available free of charge through the Dennis Township School District's Child Study Team. Call 609-861-2821, ext. 234.

Play group at Seaville UMC

Seaville United Methodist Church, 3100 Shore Road (Route 9), is hosting a Mommy and Me weekly play group at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Children can play in a safe environment with others while caregivers enjoy adult interaction. The nursery is located downstairs in the fellowship hall with toys for all ages.

Call 609-624-9019 or email seavilleumc@gmail.com.

Animal Alliance seeks members

The Animal Alliance of Cape May County is holding a membership drive to help defray the costs associated with running its clinic.

With the help of donors and volunteers, more than 15,000 cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered since the clinic opened in 2005, and more than 26,800 volunteer hours have been logged at the clinic. Annual dues for individual alliance members are $10. Animal Alliance CMC is a 501(c)3 charitable all-volunteer organization and annual membership dues and all other contributions are tax deductible. All donations go to defray costs associated with operating the clinic.

To join or donate, send payment to Animal Alliance of Cape May County, PO Box 172, Cape May, NJ 08204. Membership cards will be sent via email unless otherwise requested. To volunteer, contact animalallianceclinic@yahoo.com or 609-465-6388.

Free postpartum depression support group forming

Cooperative Care will offer a free support group for new moms who are experiencing postpartum depression, and moms of older children who are experiencing depressive symptoms that affect bonding with their children.

Mothers with depression often deal with feelings of hopelessness, feelings of being a bad mother, lack of support from others, and a supportive group can help. Call Cooperative Care at 609-741-6363 to register for this free group.

Cooperative Care is a new mental health service in Rio Grande, located at 1076 Route 47 South. Most insurance is accepted, and mental health services are available for marital, family and personal issues.

Sandy recovery help available

Counselors with New Jersey Hope and Healing are available to meet with homeowners and renters who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Information on grants is now available. Support groups are running. Call 609-652-3800, ext. 308, for details. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey. Residents who are upset, stressed or depressed as a result of the storm, loss of property or displacement and other related issues may seek guidance and support by calling 877-294-HELP (4357), TTY 877-294-4356.

Small Sandy Survivors group set

New Jersey Hope and Healing presents Small Sandy Survivors, a creative, interactive workshop that offers support and education to children ages 5-10 who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The events are free. Counselors are available to meet with parents during the workshop. To find a workshop in your area, call 609 652-3800, ext. 308. New Jersey Hope and Healing is sponsored by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a FEMA grant in partnership with Mental Health Association in New Jersey.

Caper 10 group seeks new members

In the communities that comprise the Lower Cape May Regional School District, one program in the past 20 years, has provided more than $368,000 in scholarship aid to families of LCMR graduates, the Caper 10 Alumni Association said.

The association was founded in 1993 by 10 community minded graduates of Cape May High School, or LCMR. The group determined that if they would each contribute $100 annually to a dedicated fund, they could award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who was not in the top 10 of the graduating class and to whom $1,000 might make the difference to be able to attend the college of their choice. The idea caught on, and Caper 10 now makes $3,000 awards to as many as nine graduates each year. Chairman Ed Sheretta reminded prospective members, that there are no fundraisers or meetings to attend - one only has to write a check for $100 to the group.

Caper 10 is incorporated as a nonprofit organization and has a committee to oversee the annual collection, distribution and recording of funds. For more information or to join, write to 311 North Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204.

Reassurance calls offered

The volunteers at CONTACT Cape-Atlantic offer free daily phone calls to say hello and check that all is well to help the disabled, elderly, and isolated citizens of Atlantic and Cape May counties who want to continue living independently. Anyone interested in receiving CONTACT calls, or who know someone who might be, call Jennifer Goudie at 609-823-0762 in Atlantic County or 609-463-4564 in Cape May County.

Volunteers also are needed to make the calls. Volunteers manage calls in 2½-hour shifts - 8:30 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. This service is provided daily from phone centers in Margate and Cape May Court House. To volunteer, call Ann P. Magee at 609-823-1850 (Atlantic County) or 609-463-4564 (Cape May County).