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  • Bernie

    Bernie Haas

    Bernie is the founder and president of Cape Publishing.

    He lives in Cape May, was educated by Mercy nuns and Christian Brothers in Pittsburgh. Eagle Scout (1960). First career in Philly. Last career in Cape May. Grateful for all that life has brought. Married fewer times than Larry King, but more than Ronald Reagan. Father of seven grown children. Grandfather of seven growing children. Most likely to be spotted at the Brown Room, the Mad Batter or Wawa.

  • Jessica Leeburg

    Jessica Leeburg
    Creative Director

    Jessica oversees the creative direction of, our blogs, and social media accounts.

    She is a writer, designer, and DIY enthusiast who suffers from a self-imposed caffeine addiction. She has a BA from the University of Michigan and has been with Cape Publishing for over 10 years. She lives with two dogs.

  • Tyler Hancock

    Tyler Hancock
    Website Manager

    Tyler is responsible for the daily operation of

  • Kathleen

    Kathleen Hayes
    Account Executive

    Kathleen handles advertising for and Cape May Magazine.

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  • Michelle Bumm

    Michelle Giorla
    Staff Photographer

    Michelle captures Cape May throughout the year for our most popular feature, Picture of the Day.

    Michelle was born and raised in South Jersey and now lives in Cape May County. As a child she would come to Cape May with her Grandparents on many day trips to Sunset Beach. She loves spending her time with family and friends, taking tons of pictures, crafting, and riding her Harley.

  • Laura Thistle

    Laura Thistle
    Guest Photographer

    Laura is a guest photographer for our most popular feature, Picture of the Day.

    Laura Thistle graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a major in studio art. She currently is a Master of Fine Arts student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Laura has been a summer resident of Cape May her entire life. She was a dedicated field hockey player throughout her high school and college years, and now that her athletic career has ended she has been fortunate enough to spend more time on the island in the off season.

513 Washington Street, Cape MayOur Building is produced at 513 Washington Street, on the Washington Street Mall in historic downtown Cape May.

According to the city's 1890 map, a candy store occupied the site even then and was probably owned by Mr. Roth of Roth's Candyland. His son George ran the candy store until the 1980s when Bogle Brothers' Fudge Kitchen took over. As any one who walks the mall knows, they are very much still here and still selling fudge. The building, according to Wister Dougherty, whose family owned the building up until the 1960s when George Roth bought it, says he thinks 513 was constructed around 1903 or so.

The building served as the office for the Cape May Star and Wave for nearly twenty years, and later for the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May. We took over the space in 2004.