Nurse association receives recognition

The Cape Visiting Nurse Association has been named to the Top 100 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite.

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. Cape Visiting Nurse Association is a joint venture between two leading health-care providers - Cape Regional Medical Center and Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, New Jersey's largest home health, hospice and community-based care provider.

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Cape May Stage recognized

Cape May Stage recently was nominated as "Favorite Theater to See a Play" in New Jersey by Discover Jersey Arts, part of DJA's annual statewide People's Choice Awards contest.

Cape May Stage was nominated for this award by their peers through an anonymous online ballot. Voting for DJA's People's Choice Awards began Dec. 11 and continues through Jan. 22. Cape May Stage encourages everyone to vote for Cape May Stage through CMS's website at or through CMS's Facebook page at Winners will be announced Feb. 1.

For more information, call 609-884-1341.

Erdmann named officer of year

Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer has announced that Corrections Officer Gary E. Erdmann Jr. was named Cape May County Corrections Officer of the Year at the 15th annual New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association's Training Conference.

Erdmann, who became a Cape May County Corrections Officer in 2005, also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years. He is the Cape May County Correctional Center Safety Officer and is responsible for certifying the correctional staff in first aid and CPR, and is assigned with three other officers to a special detail squad within the facility.

Culinary medals awarded

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently awarded culinary medals and certificates to more than 40 new chefs and baking and pastry professionals prepared with the latest culinary knowledge.

Thirty-two graduates honed their skills in the Academy's Culinary Arts program, and 15 completed the Baking and Pastry program. Two short-term specialization certificates in Hot Food and Food Service Management were awarded. The awards ceremony took place in the college's Walter Edge Theater on the Mays Landing campus, and honored the graduates with gold, silver or bronze medals or certificates based on their grade point averages and criteria established by the American Culinary Federation. Specialization graduates received certificates of completion.

Honorees included: Joseph Bispels, Cape May, silver, culinary arts; Julia Harrison, Cape May Court House, silver, baking and pastry; Michael Loefflad, Cape May Court House, gold, culinary arts; Kristy Moore, Wildwood, silver, baking and pastry; Raymond Wright, Cape May, silver, culinary arts.

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