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In 1998, CapeMay.com started publishing an independent website dedicated to that little piece of paradise at the tip of southern New Jersey...Cape May. Since the beginning, CapeMay.com has been a comprehensive visitors' guide to the ins and outs of Cape May. Read our full history


Bernie Haas

Bernie 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. Most likely to be spotted at the Pilot House, the Mad Batter or Wawa.

Jessica Leeburg Keeler

Jessica Leeburg
Digital Media Director

Writer. Incurable Tumblr addict. Loves Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, Almost Human, and Supernatural. Gardening & DIY enthusiast (mission: paint anything).

Jessica handles the day-to-day operation of CapeMay.com and our social media. She's been on board since 2005. She coordinates Cape May Restaurant Week and the Best of Cape May.

Michelle Bumm

Michelle Bumm
Staff Photographer

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 camping.


Kathleen Hayes
Account Executive

Kathleen handles advertising for CapeMay.com.

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Laura Thistle

Laura Thistle
Guest Photographer

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

CapeMay.com 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 and currently share it with the Cape May Jazz Festival.

We've been told the office is haunted.

CapeMay.com and its affiliated websites are wholly owned and maintained by Cape Publishing, Inc. a New Jersey corporation located in Cape May. All content is copyrighted 1998–2014, all rights reserved, and may not be used without permission of the publisher.