Alverson, Rotary Club honored

Lee Alverson, of Somers Point, was honored recently by Shore Medical Center with the Board of Trustees Chairman Award, presented each year to a volunteer. Since 1979, Alverson, who volunteers at the front desk, has donated more than 6,000 hours of service to Shore.

The Somers Point Rotary Club was recognized for 40 years of sponsoring the Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The club provides scholarships to members of the Junior Volunteer Program.

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Shore Medical Center, in partnership with the Somers Point Rotary Club, held its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point on Oct. 17. For more information about volunteering at Shore, call 609-653-3543.

Brachew receives certificate

The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College awarded certificates to nine students who completed a five-month noncredit Culinary Arts Training Program on Nov. 14, and among them was David Brachew, of Somers Point.

The students received their certificates during an awards ceremony in Careme’s, the student-run gourmet restaurant at the Academy. Chef Jon Davies, of Cape May, an adjunct instructor, taught the course.

The next course begins Jan. 7, at Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. Restaurateurs can sponsor a promising employee with a scholarship for the program.

For more information about scholarships and training, call Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or email

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