On Saturday, July 10 the Gail Pierson Gallery hosted an opening reception for Judith Anderson’s new exhibit “Old Trains New Light.” The exhibit features all new work from Anderson, including paintings and photographs. The work will be on display through July 31. For more information about the Gail Pierson Gallery, click here.
On Friday, July 9 the Cape May Forum held a reception at the Cape May Winery to celebrate the launch of Chautauqua at the Shore arts and cultural events, lecture series and workshops. Guest speaker John Morreall, Ph.D., presented a program about the history of American humor. The Forum will present its first full weekend of events from October 8 to 11 with the theme “Humor: Can It Save the World?” For information about the Cape May Forum (CHATS), click here.
Friends of Animal Alliance gathered at the home of Melissa Atkinson on Seashore Road Saturday, June 26 to raise funds for our four-footed friends.
Three new council members – Deanna Fiocca, Bill Murray and council veteran Jack Wichterman – were sworn in at Cape May’s annual July 1 reorganization meeting. Councilman Jack Wichterman was voted deputy mayor.
Topping the new council’s agenda? What to do about Convention Hall? Bids came in over the $10.5 million bond ordinance to the tune of $3.15 million. Council met in closed session Tuesday, July 6 for three hours following a workshop meeting and agreed to hold a special meeting Friday, July 8 to introduce an ordinance authorizing the $3.15 million bond. A public hearing on the matter will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 in a regular council session.
Photo courtesy of the Cape Queen out of South Jersey Marina. Jason Vitolo (left), Frank Yandrisevits (right).
Tuna? We’ve got the tuna, yellows, blues, even a big eye. Out of South Jersey Marina in the past couple of days we’ve had the Raging Bull, Hooked Up II and Foray, bringing in everything from a 20lb dolphin, to a 47lb yellow fin tuna. Heaviest catch in the past week was the 202lb Big eye that was caught on the Gold Rush with Captain Avena. The Easy Rider released 2 white marlin; Super Crew also released 1 white marlin. These fish are reported to be biting strong in the Wilmington. The marlin bite has been reported to be quite descent for this time of year with some action reported in the Spencer.
As for the inshore fishing, the Cape May reef and the Old Grounds have been the destination for good flounder and black sea bass fishing. This week on Murders Row, the Cape Queen, Common Sense and the Big Game all had a fair amount of flounder and black sea bass, reporting that fishing was going well. The Cape Queen went out today (July4th) just SW of Cape May 20 miles offshore bringing in 2 dolphin.