Churches recognized

The Komen Reach Out for Life Program at Cape Regional Medical Center recently recognized several local churches for their support of the breast cancer education and mammogram screening program.

Each church was awarded $250 for sponsoring and signing up 10 or more women to have a mammogram. The churches honored were Christ Gospel Church, Middle Township; Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Stone Harbor; First Assembly of God, Cape May; Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Sea Isle City; Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood; Eureka Baptist Church, Wildwood; and Seaville Friends Meeting, Upper Township.

During the 2012-2013 grant year, 167 women received mammograms and more than 680 women received education as a result of the outreach program. For more information contact Gloria Schultz at 609-463-2599 or Bonnie Kratzer at 609-463-4043.

Scholarship donations

The Mays Landing Merchants Associations has donated $1,000 for a scholarship to the The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Cape Community College. Academy of Culinary Arts students participated in the second annual Mays Landing Waterfront Wine and Food Festival at Lake Lenape Park in October 2012, which helped raise money for the scholarship.

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation also received a $1,000 donation from the Kiwanis Club of Cape May Court House, to establish a scholarship for an Atlantic Cape student returning in the fall 2013 semester, who is an active community volunteer. Kiwanis Club Board Members Charles Raff and Michelle Cotton presented the check.

Sandy aid

The Atlantic County Bar Association has donated $2,200 to Jewish Family Service for Hurricane Sandy Recovery efforts. Spearheaded by ACBA Treasurer Joseph Levin, the donation was a collection of proceeds from a recent seminar held at the Mays Landing Criminal Courts Complex.

Vineland YMCA campaign

The YMCA of Vineland Annual Campaign is raising funds to help area residents live healthier lives. Last year, the YMCA helped 303 local families and individuals participate in fitness, wellness and related programs that can have a lasting, beneficial effect.

This year's goal is $60,000. So far, the Y has raised half that amount. For more information, please call 856-691-0030, ext. 305.

Tournament aids veterans

The Colonel Kenneth R. Stow Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Resort in Galloway Township on May 3, with a shotgun start at noon. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for Stockton student veterans.

Air Force veteran Colonel Kenneth R. Stow was instrumental in founding the administrative component of Stockton College during its early years and supported the college with his time and talents. His wife, Dr. Jo Frances Stow, honors his memory each year through the Col. Kenneth R. Stow Veterans Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to military veterans attending Stockton.

To register for the tournament, visit

stockton.edu/veteranaffairs or call Martha McGinnis at 609-652-4315.

Cleanup volunteers sought

Volunteers are need for Sea Isle City's annual Spring Beach Clean-Up, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers will be asked to document what type of debris is collected from the beaches and dunes to give to the Clean Ocean Action group in Highlands, where it will be compiled with similar information from other communities to help identify potential pollution issues.

Volunteers can register at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade, where Environmental Commission members will distribute supplies and tickets for the lunch at Mike's Seafood. For additional information call 609-263-2081 or visit seaislecitynj.us.

Instruments wanted

Tuckerton Seaport is seeking donations of dobros, guitars, banjos and dulcimers for a new youth music group. The group is open to all students ages 11 to 17. Call Jaclyn Wood at 609-296-8868 ext. 1001

Mothers Club 5K run

The Hammonton Mothers' Club, will sponsor the Hammonton 5K Run For Fun and 1 mile Family Walk on May 4 at the Hammonton Lake Park, 100 Sports Drive. Proceeds of the event will benefit Hammonton Youth Recreation and the Hammonton Parks and Recreation Department which provides recreational programs and playground facilities in the greater Hammonton area.

The course will be a police-assisted. The 1-mile family walk is on a traffic-free track. Prizes and medals will be awarded to the top male and female and age group runners. Entry fees are: kids 5 and under are free; 5K is $40; 1 mile family walk is $10 per person or $35 per family.

Family walk start time is 8:30 a.m., 5K race start time is 9:15 a.m. To register visit hammontonmothersclub.com or call 609-561-1989 to have a registration form mailed.

Cleanup volunteers sought

Volunteers are need for Sea Isle City's annual Spring Beach Clean-Up, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Rain date is Sunday. The cleanup is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission. Volunteers will be asked to document what type of debris is collected from the beaches and dunes to give to the Clean Ocean Action group in Highlands, where it will be compiled with similar information from other communities to help identify potential pollution issues.

Volunteers can register at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade, where Environmental Commission members will distribute supplies and tickets for the lunch at Mike's Seafood. For additional information call 609-263-2081 or visit seaislecitynj.us.

Instruments wanted

Tuckerton Seaport is seeking donations of dobros, guitars, banjos, and dulcimers for a new youth music group. The group is open to all students ages 11 to 17. Give Jaclyn Wood a call at 609-296-8868 ext. 1001

Gomes honored

St. Augustine Preparatory School will celebrate Barbara Gomes and her late husband Dennis by naming them as the 2013 Gregor Mendel Award recipients at a dinner at 7 p.m. May 16 at Merighi's Savoy Inn in Buena Vista Township. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m.

The Mendel Award has been bestowed annually by the school since 1974 to honor the outstanding contributions made to the South Jersey community by one of its residents. The award and medal are named for Gregor Johan Mendel, an Augustinian friar and renowned botanist who died in 1884.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling Linda Pine, Director of Donor Relations, 856 697-2600, Ext. 173.

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