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  1. Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 3rd, 2017 | No Comments

    Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May – Beachfront Brunch for Mother’s Day from 11:30am to 3pm. For reservations, call 609-884-5555. Beach Plum Farm – Radishes, leeks, asparagus and fresh lettuces are popping up everywhere as the farm comes to life with the arrival of spring. Where better to usher in Mother’s Day than in […]

  2. Gallery: Late January snowfall

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 31st, 2017 | Comments Off on Gallery: Late January snowfall

    We woke yesterday to unexpected snow in Cape May! It’s since melted, but we took these pictures for you.

  3. Cape May’s 2016 Holiday Lights

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 19th, 2016 | Comments Off on Cape May’s 2016 Holiday Lights

    We are thrilled by how many accommodations, private residences, and shops are decorated for the holiday season and wanted to share with you some of our favorites!

  4. Gallery: 2016 West Cape May Christmas Parade

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on Gallery: 2016 West Cape May Christmas Parade

    This past Saturday, December 3rd, was the 51st Annual West Cape May Christmas Parade.

  5. Our top 5 picks this holiday season

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Our top 5 picks this holiday season

    The holiday season is upon us in Cape May! Days are growing shorter; cold wind has started to blow. We can’t believe it either. Wasn’t it just summer? Anyway, here are our top picks of what to do in Cape May this holiday season. Breakfast with Santa Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall – SOLD […]

  6. Gallery: MAC Christmas Tree Lighting

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 22nd, 2016 | Comments Off on Gallery: MAC Christmas Tree Lighting
  7. Second Annual Cape May Restaurant Weekend is November 3-6

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 31st, 2016 | Comments Off on Second Annual Cape May Restaurant Weekend is November 3-6

    Cape May Restaurant Weekend, a scaled-down version of our eight-day Cape May Restaurant Week, kicks off for the second year on November 3rd. The event offers three-course dinner menus for $35 per person and offers a minimum of three appetizer, four entree, and three dessert selections. Beverages, gratuity, and tax are not included. No tickets […]

  8. Aftermath of Hermine

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Aftermath of Hermine

    Forecasts called for a lot of wind and rain from Tropical Storm Hermine, but apart from some breeze and a bit of rain Saturday morning, our area was largely spared of damage and we enjoyed a warm, sunny Labor Day Weekend. Our guest photographer Laura Thistle took these images of the waves and some beach […]

  9. Results for the Best of Cape May 2016

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on Results for the Best of Cape May 2016

    Every August, we ask you to vote on your favorite businesses in the Best of Cape May. We had a record-breaking number of votes this year and spent two days tallying the results. Without further ado, here are your 2016 winners:

  10. Video: Musket demonstration with Al Conly

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Video: Musket demonstration with Al Conly

    Al Conly demonstrates how to load and operate a Brown Bess musket. You can see this musket demonstration in person at the Colonial House, 653 ½ Washington Street, from 1-4pm on Wednesdays in July.

  11. Cape May Restaurant Week kicks off

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 6th, 2016 | Comments Off on Cape May Restaurant Week kicks off

    Cape May Restaurant Week kicked off yesterday and runs through June 12. If you’ve never taken part in our annual event, this is a great year to try it. How does it work? Visit any of our 27 participating restaurants. The dates and times are listed on the event website, though nearly all of them […]

  12. Washington Street Mall Spring Sidewalk Sale

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 20th, 2016 | Comments Off on Washington Street Mall Spring Sidewalk Sale

    This weekend is the annual Washington Street Mall Spring Sidewalk Sale (wow–that’s a mouthful). Now through Sunday, browse outdoor displays offering deals on clothing, accessories, and gifts. While all of the shops are independently owned and operated, the official sale hours are 9am to 7pm. Please remember that the parking meters are on. Due to […]

  13. We’re in bloom!

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on We’re in bloom!
  14. Celebrate Earth Day

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 13th, 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrate Earth Day

    Earth Day falls on April 22nd, but our local Earth Day celebrations are taking place the weekend before and the weekend after. Cape May County Earth Day Fair April 16, beginning at 8:30am – Cape May County Park and Zoo Head up to the Cape May County Park and Zoo for the Earth Day Fair […]

  15. Stewart’s new paint

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 31st, 2016 | 1 Comment

    Spring freshen up time has come to Stewart’s Root Beer on the 500 block of the Washington Street Mall. They’re open during renovations outside which will end soon. These colors will brighten up even the gloomiest seashore weather!

  16. Highlights from the Easter Stroll

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 28th, 2016 | 1 Comment

    This past Sunday was the annual Easter Fashion Stroll on the Washington Street Mall. Here are some highlights of the festively dressed participants!

  17. Avoid traffic delays: take the West Cape May bridge

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Avoid traffic delays: take the West Cape May bridge

    Due to upcoming repairs, the northbound lane of the Route 109 bridge (the small bridge leaving Cape May, near the Tuna Club) will close to vehicles. A single alternating lane will serve north and southbound traffic. Want to avoid certain delays, especially during peak driving times? Change your route and use the West Cape May […]

  18. Easter Weekend in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on Easter Weekend in Cape May

    If you’re spending the Easter holiday weekend in Cape May, here’s a list of restaurants serving Easter brunch, Easter dinner, and offering visits with the Easter Bunny. Events Easter Fashion Stroll – Sunday at 1pm An annual tradition on the Washington Street Mall! Sunday, March 27 a 1 p.m. at the 300 block. Registration begins […]

  19. Rotary Park project underway

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 17th, 2016 | 3 Comments

    We’ve been so preoccupied with finishing the spring issue of Cape May Magazine that we missed the tear-down of Rotary Park’s gazebo yesterday, but we got a few photographs of the aftermath for you. The park project is a joint effort of the Fund for Cape May and the City of Cape May. The updated […]

  20. Montreal Beach Resort turns 50

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 4th, 2016 | 1 Comment

    In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Montreal Beach Resort worked with Hawk Haven to create a signature chardonnay, Chateau Montreal. Hawk Haven bottled the limited-edition wine yesterday, just forty cases in total. Try a glass this summer at Harry’s of Cape May, or pick up a bottle at The Wine Cellar this upcoming season. Congratulations […]

  21. A Valentine’s Day Proposal

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 15th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Valentine’s Day Proposal

    We just received this story and wanted to share! Congrats to David and Megan. “My niece’s boyfriend just proposed to her today (2/14) on the beach at Beach/Brooklyn Avenues. He wrote in the sand WILL U MARRY ME?” – submitted by Barbara Parker

  22. The Stephen Smith House

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 5th, 2016 | Comments Off on The Stephen Smith House

    The Stephen Smith house has stood at 645 Lafayette Street for nearly 170 years. Maybe you’ve walked past it. Maybe you’ve read the plaque out front that offers a brief summary of Smith’s life. But you might not realize that he was a key figure in the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad. Smith was born into […]

  23. Ring in the New Year

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 28th, 2015 | Comments Off on Ring in the New Year

    Ringing in the new year in Cape May? Make your reservations now for New Year’s Eve. We’ll continue to update this list as more restaurant information becomes available. Don’t see your restaurant listed? Email jessica@capemay.com with any additions. The Black Duck Now taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. Open January 1 & 2. Call (609) […]

  24. Christmas in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 22nd, 2015 | Comments Off on Christmas in Cape May

    We can hardly believe Christmas is in three days! Here’s a glimpse at more of the beautiful decorations around town. Pictured are the Cherry House, Queen Victoria, Congress Hall, Mason Cottage, and the Mainstay Inn.

  25. Where to eat on Christmas

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 18th, 2015 | Comments Off on Where to eat on Christmas

    If you’ll be spending the holidays with us, you’re probably wondering where you can eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall 3-course Christmas menu served Friday, December 25th from 2pm-8pm. Entree price includes choice of first course and dessert. Also serving on Christmas Eve. For reservations please call 609-884-6574. […]

  26. Hospitality Nights and holiday shopping hours

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 10th, 2015 | Comments Off on Hospitality Nights and holiday shopping hours

    Tonight and tomorrow, enjoy refreshments while you chip away at your holiday shopping list during the Washington Street Mall’s Hospitality Nights! Parking is free this time of the year, both at the meters and in the Washington Commons parking lot. Cape May Holiday Shopping Hours (We’ll continue to update this list as hours come in.) […]

  27. Holiday season kicks off in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on Holiday season kicks off in Cape May

    The holiday season kicked off at the Emlen Physick Estate on Saturday evening with their annual tree-lighting ceremony. Congress Hall and the City of Cape May will both hold tree-lighting ceremonies on December 4th. West Cape May’s annual Christmas Parade will be at 5pm on Saturday, December 5th. For all holiday events, keep an eye […]

  28. The fire of 1878

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on The fire of 1878

    Today in 1878, fire broke out in the Ocean House on Perry Street. Less than twelve hours later, it had destroyed forty acres and destroyed commercial properties including Congress Hall, Ocean House, Centre House, Columbia House, Atlantic House, and Merchant’s Hotel. The total loss was estimated at $400,000. Arson was suspected, but the suspect was […]

  29. Who’s serving this Thanksgiving?

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 3rd, 2015 | Comments Off on Who’s serving this Thanksgiving?

    If you’ll be spending the Thanksgiving holiday with us in Cape May, you might want to forego waking up early to start the turkey and enjoy a full holiday meal at one of these local restaurants. We’ll update this list as more information comes available. Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May Serving dinner from […]

  30. Cape May Fire Department takes 1st place

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on Cape May Fire Department takes 1st place

    Congratulations to the City of Cape May Fire Department for their 1st place win in the New Jersey State Firefighters Parade. (Photos from the CMFD Facebook Page)  

  31. Best of Cape May 2015

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2015 | Comments Off on Best of Cape May 2015

    Best Places to Stay Bed & Breakfast: The Queen Victoria Runner Up: The Carroll Villa Guest House: The Highland House Runner Up: Antoinettes Hotel: Congress Hall Runner Up: The Carroll Villa Campground: Beachcomber Runner Up: Holly Shores Couples Friendly: The Queen Victoria Runner Up: The Carroll Villa Pet Friendly: The Highland House Runner Up: Billmae […]

  32. Vote now in the Best of Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on Vote now in the Best of Cape May

    We’ve run the Best of Cape May, an annual survey that celebrates the best Cape May has to offer, since 2005. We can’t wait to see who wins this year, and if there will be any overthrows of local icons! But we can’t do it without your votes. The survey takes about ten minutes to […]

  33. Cape May Restaurant Week starts today

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 31st, 2015 | 1 Comment

    We’re excited to bring you the eighth Cape May Restaurant Week, today through June 7th, featuring fixed-price dining at Cape May’s best restaurants. If you’ve ever wanted to try some place new, this is the time to do it. Our lunch tier is just $15 and includes an appetizer or dessert and an entree. Dinner […]

  34. 45 Jackson Street

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 28th, 2015 | 2 Comments

    The Gallagher House still stands today at 45 Jackson Street. In this photograph, a Miss Taylor occupies the upper level, and the Gallagher family the lower.

  35. 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 26th, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony

    As a has been the tradition since Convention Hall opened on Memorial Day weekend in 2012, Veterans, active duty military and their families and the general public gathered to remember the fallen from all of America’s wars again this year. The audience of over 500 listened quietly as the Cape Harmonaires offered a collection of […]

  36. Washington Street

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment

    Washington Street, circa 1900

  37. Cape May Beach Patrol

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    Vintage photograph of the Cape May Beach Patrol, courtesy of the Steger family.

  38. Liberty Theater 1960s

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 7th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    The Liberty Theater, on the 500 block of the Washington Street Mall, where Liberty Way is located today. Dellas General Store is located on the left, where it still stands today.

  39. Mystery Photo: Poor Richard’s Inn

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    The George Hildreth House, known today as Poor Richard’s Inn, stands at 17 Jackson Street. It is the sister to 45 Jackson Street, the Christopher Gallagher House. Poor Richard’s was built in 1882.

  40. Mystery Photo

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 4th, 2015 | 2 Comments

    Do you recognize the top of this building, which has a sister just down the street?

  41. Chief Redfeather fireside lecture at Museum of Cape May County

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2015 | 1 Comment

    Long before whalers and yeomen of European descent came to New Jersey’s lower cape peninsula, Native Americans lived on its sandy shores. He recently gave a fireside lecture on the history of Native Americans in the county, held at the Museum of Cape May County. As a tribal legend keeper, Chief Robert Redfeather Stevenson, of […]

  42. House move on Beach Avenue

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 30th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    The Lafayette Hotel cottages were originally named the Weightman Cottage. It stood at Franklin and Washington Streets, the current site of the Cape May Post Office. It was constructed for Philadelphian chemist William Weightman, Sr. and moved to Ocean and Beach Avenue in 1881. It operates today as Angel of the Sea Bed and Breakfast. […]

  43. Mystery Photo: The Chalfonte Hotel

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 28th, 2015 | 2 Comments

    The Chalfonte Hotel has been in continuous operation since 1876. This year, it celebrates its 139th season. The hotel was built and established by Civil War Union Colonel Henry Sawyer and features Southern-style cuisine in its house restaurant, The Magnolia Room. Cape May offers a variety of historic accommodations, including Bed and Breakfast Inns, Guest […]

  44. Mystery Photo

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 27th, 2015 | 3 Comments

    What hotel was established in 1876 and is recognized as the oldest continually operating hotel on the East Coast? Leave your guess in the comments. We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.

  45. Iron Pier

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 23rd, 2015 | 1 Comment

    Cape May’s Iron Pier, constructed in 1884 by the Phoenix Iron Company, extended over 1,000 feet over the ocean. Its 8,000 square-foot pavilion provided dancing space, with sport-fishing facilities on the lower level. Photographs: Source unknown. Information on the pier taken from Summer City by the Sea by Emil R. Salvini.

  46. Mystery Photo: 429 Beach Avenue

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment

    Featured in yesterday’s mystery photo is 429 Beach Avenue. The restaurants have gone by many names over the years: The first floor was once Gloria’s, and later Summers and Cheetah’s. It went by Shipwreck and Katie’s Irish Pub before taking its current name, Cabanas Beach Bar and Grille. Upstairs was called Maureen before it changed […]

  47. Mystery Photo

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 20th, 2015 | 3 Comments

    Do you recognize this green and white building that sits on Beach Avenue? It houses a different restaurant and bar on its first and second floors. Leave your guess in the comments. We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.

  48. 411 Washington Street

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 16th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    Seagars, at 411 Washington Street, and Brown’s Millinery and Dry Goods. This is the block where Beach Bums and Casale’s stand today. Based on the car out front, we estimate this photograph is approximately 90 years old.

  49. Mystery Photo: A Place on Earth

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    The rocket ship in yesterday’s mystery photo sits out front of A Place on Earth, a soap shop on the Washington Street Mall. Their soaps are hand made right here in Cape May. And they’re not the only local business stirring up their own soaps! In addition to A Place on Earth, you can find […]

  50. Mystery Photo

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 13th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    This rocket ship sits atop what store’s sign on the Washington Street Mall? Leave your guess in the comments. We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.

  51. 512 Washington Street

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 9th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    The Cape May Daily Wave office stood at 512 Washington Street (where Kohr Bros and Coldwell Banker are today). According to the Library of Congress, the Daily Wave published from July 1865 to 1907, under publisher C.S. Magrath. [source]

  52. Mystery Photo: 410 Bank Street

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 7th, 2015 | 1 Comment

    Did you recognize the bench in yesterday’s mystery photo? It sits outside of 410 Bank Street, a New Orleans and Caribbean influenced restaurant situated in an 1840s carriage house. We recommend the Macadamia Encrusted Mahi Mahi. This and over twenty Cape May restaurants are participating in Cape May Restaurant Week, an eight-day event that begins […]

  53. Mystery Photo

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 6th, 2015 | 3 Comments

    This bench sits outside of what Caribbean-influenced restaurant? Leave your guess in the comments. We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.

  54. Inaugural Ice Ball raises over $185,000

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 9th, 2015 | 3 Comments

    Hundreds turned out for the inaugural Ice Ball held at Congress Hall Friday night to benefit the Fund for Cape May (“FFCM”). Over $185,000 was raised. The Ballroom and Grand Lawn were transformed into a magical world of shimmering ice sculptures for the philanthropic celebration. The Fund for Cape May is a non-profit partnership organization […]

  55. Railroad tracks uncovered on beach

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 20th, 2014 | 2 Comments

    A stretch of rusted railroad tracks is visible on Lower Township beaches between Sunset Beach and Higbee. The tracks once led to the Cape May Sand Plant and haven’t been visible since the 1930s. [source] If you want to see the tracks yourself, our photographer Michelle recommends parking at Sunset Beach and hiking up the […]

  56. The Fairthorne closes

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 19th, 2014 | 6 Comments

    The Fairthorne Cottage B&B has sold and will not operate for the 2015 season. It joins a handful of other B&Bs that closed their doors this past year. We’ve been told the property at 115 Ocean Street will be used privately.

  57. Washington Street dolled up for the fall

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 22nd, 2014 | 2 Comments

    If you’ve never visited Cape May during the off season, you’ve missed out on the seasonal decor that dresses up the Washington Street Mall. It is currently decked out with pumpkins, cornstalks, and scarecrows, just in time for Halloween.

  58. 2014 Mercedes Winner

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 21st, 2014 | 3 Comments

    Is your name Victor Rack? Congratulations! You’re the winner of this beautiful Mercedes, raffled off by Our Lady Star of the Sea. If you aren’t Victor, we’re sorry to tell you that you didn’t win. (We didn’t win either, if it helps.)

  59. “Experiences” by Ryan Michael Richards

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 2nd, 2014 | 1 Comment

    There’s no question that Cape May inspires, lending its natural and architectural beauty to artists, musicians, photographers, and writers. So we were thrilled to be contacted by acoustic guitarist Ryan Michael Richards, who shared his recent album, Experiences, with us. Listen to a sample from his track Victorian Love: How is Cape May inspirational to […]

  60. 3rd annual Dragon Boat Festival

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 29th, 2014 | 1 Comment

    This past weekend marked the 3rd annual Dragon Boat Festival on Cape May Harbor. Saturday’s highlight was the 200-meter race. For more information about the event, visit capemaydragonboat.com

  61. Stunning time-lapse video of Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 18th, 2014 | 3 Comments

    We received this incredible time-lapse video of Cape May from photographer Chris Bakley. I have lived in and around Cape May my entire life and, in my opinion, Cape May is one of–if not the–most beautiful small towns you could ever visit, and I am lucky to call it my home. There is nothing more […]

  62. The Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 17th, 2014 | 2 Comments

    The Rusty Nail held their second annual dog pageant on September 13th to determine their official dog mascot for 2015, and we were there for photos.

  63. Cape May celebrates National Lighthouse Day

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments

    There are 199 steps from the ground to the top of Cape May’s iconic lighthouse, which welcomed visitors for National Lighthouse Day last week. The lighthouse, built in 1859, receives over 100,000 visitors each year. Get tour dates and times on MAC’s website

  64. Fantastic Faces at the Baby Parade

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 4th, 2014 | 2 Comments

    Pretty Baby (under 2 years of age) 1st place: Giada Clerico 2nd place: Olivia Durante 3rd place: Leah McGarigle 4th place: Noah Brockman 5th place: Kayleigh Gloviak 6th place: Declan Carigun 7th place: Evan Lee 8th place: Brayden LaSerre 9th place: William Gray 10th place: Brett Luchko Decorated Baby Carriages 1st place: Roxanne Riehs 2nd […]

  65. Instagram of the week: djpickles10

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 29th, 2014 | 1 Comment

    Love the beach! I liked the ocean until a big, cold wave came. … Now I’m scared! #lovecapemay Love the beach! I liked the ocean until a big, cold wave came. … Now I'm scared! #lovecapemay A photo posted by Darcy (@djpickles10) on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:19am PDT Tag your photos #lovecapemay and tell […]

  66. Instagram of the week: krist_ina

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 16th, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the week: krist_ina

    ❤️ #capemay #lovecapemay #july4th #vsco #vscocam #RSblooms #rsred #RSroadtrip A photo posted by Kristina Wagner (@krist__ina) on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:53pm PDT Tag your photos #lovecapemay and tell us your Cape May story. Follow us @lovecapemay

  67. Coconut French Toast / Sweet and Spicy Sausages from the Mooring

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments

    Get that B&B feeling at home with this easy baked french toast recipe from The Mooring B&B! Prepare it the night before, and simply put it in the oven the next morning.

  68. Instagram of the week: capecouriers

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2014 | 1 Comment

    The workhorse in front of our sponsor @victoriouscapemay #capecouriers #capemay #pink #workhorse #raleigh #raleighrushhourpro #workdays The workhorse in front of our sponsor @victoriouscapemay #capecouriers #capemay #pink #workhorse #raleigh #raleighrushhourpro #workdays A photo posted by Cape Couriers (@capecouriers) on Jul 1, 2014 at 8:12am PDT Tag your photos #lovecapemay and tell us your Cape May story. […]

  69. Cape May hosts the inaugural Cape May Seafood Festival

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 30th, 2014 | 1 Comment

    Last Saturday marked the inaugural Cape May Seafood Festival, a celebration Cape May’s commercial and recreational fishing industry. It was sponsored by the City of Cape May and Cape May Forum. Visitors to the festival enjoyed live entertainment, free education programs, cooking demonstrations, and locally caught seafood. You can find out more about the event […]

  70. Mad Batter founder Harry Kulkowitz at the 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 24th, 2014 | Comments Off on Mad Batter founder Harry Kulkowitz at the 70th anniversary of D-Day

    “Think of Harry Kulkowitz, the Jewish son of Russian immigrants, who fudged his age at enlistment so he could join his friends in the fight. Don’t worry, Harry, the statute of limitations has expired. Harry came ashore at Utah Beach on D-Day. And now that he’s come back, we said he could have anything he […]

  71. Instagram of the week: eastcotelane

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the week: eastcotelane

    Thank you @westendgarage! I had a great time doing the paint demo today! and I’m so flattered to see my pieces in your beautiful window! What a wonderful welcome! Thank you! Let’s do it again next Tuesday! #lovecapemay #livingthedream Thank you @westendgarage! I had a great time doing the paint demo today! and I'm so […]

  72. Instagram of the week: @doraeomi

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 21st, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the week: @doraeomi

    My view of the sunset My view of the sunset #sunset #aviators #beach #beachlife #sunglasses #capemay #jerseyshore #ocean #nofilter A photo posted by Naomi J. Choi (@doraeomi) on May 18, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT Tag your photos #lovecapemay and tell us your Cape May story. Follow us @lovecapemay

  73. Instagram of the week: @jonnytorker

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 12th, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the week: @jonnytorker

    just #love #tulips and #congresshall just #love #tulips and #congresshall #spring #flowers #beautiful #nature #springtime in #capemay #newjersey #red #green #shore #town #beach #historic #hotel #architecture #follow #photooftheday #instagood #instadaily #igdaily A photo posted by jonnytorker (@jonnytorker) on May 4, 2014 at 5:17pm PDT Tag your photos #lovecapemay and tell us your Cape May story. […]

  74. Getting stuffed on History

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 8th, 2014 | Comments Off on Getting stuffed on History

    We’re thrilled to support Historic Cold Spring Village at their annual fundraiser, Feasting on History, at Naval Air Station Wildwood. Every year, Hangar One is filled with food vendors from all over Cape May County, including Lucky Bones, Washington Inn, Blue Pig Tavern, Ebbitt Room, Back Bay Bistro, Island Grill, as well as local wineries.

  75. Instagram of the week: @lauraelizabethemily

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 5th, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the week: @lauraelizabethemily

    What a relaxing morning! #beach #ocean #water #sand #pebbles #rocks #jetty #cmnj #capemay #exitzero #sperrys #yellowsperrys #yellowshoes #relaxing #lounging What a relaxing morning! #beach #ocean #water #sand #pebbles #rocks #jetty #cmnj #capemay #exitzero #sperrys #yellowsperrys #yellowshoes #relaxing #lounging A photo posted by Laura Elizabeth (@lauraelizabethemily) on Apr 28, 2014 at 9:30am PDT Tag your photos […]

  76. Instagram of the week: @mandaa_panda

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 28th, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the week: @mandaa_panda

    #breakfast of #kings (We’re inclined to agree.) http://instagram.com/p/mcsuObrDOJ/ Tag your photos #lovecapemay and tell us your Cape May story. Follow us @lovecapemay

  77. Easter Stroll on the Washington Street Mall

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 21st, 2014 | Comments Off on Easter Stroll on the Washington Street Mall

    This past Sunday was the annual Easter Stroll on the Washington Street Mall.

  78. Instagram of the week: @mooshulove

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 21st, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the week: @mooshulove

    We thought it would be more fun to play at the beach today instead of going to school. #mentalhealthday We thought it would be more fun to play at the beach today instead of going to school. #mentalhealthday #family #familyday #capemay #nj #beach #sunsetbeach #diamondbeach #thisboyilove 💙 #happy #love #jump A photo posted by Lynn […]

  79. New name on the promenade

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 18th, 2014 | Comments Off on New name on the promenade

    The Beach House, which took over the building formerly known as Henry’s on the Beach, will operate as Angelo’s Restaurant. No scoop on the menu, unless what’s painted above the windows (pizza, soft drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, seafood) will be true again this year.

  80. Instagram of the Week – valbiberaj

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 14th, 2014 | Comments Off on Instagram of the Week – valbiberaj

    Tag your photos #lovecapemay and tell us your Cape May story

  81. Video: Windy day at Sunset Beach

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 31st, 2014 | Comments Off on Video: Windy day at Sunset Beach

    Michelle shot this video last Friday at the Cove

  82. Shelton College collapses

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 26th, 2014 | 1 Comment

    Shelton College, which ceased operation in 1992, collapsed this past weekend.

  83. The Cove beach in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 4th, 2014 | 1 Comment

    Keep your eyes on the newsstand!

  84. Winter Storm Janus

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off on Winter Storm Janus

    Michelle went out this morning to take these photos for you.

  85. All dressed up in holiday lights

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 20th, 2013 | Comments Off on All dressed up in holiday lights

    Cape May is all lit up and ready for the holidays!

  86. Congress Hall Tree Lighting & Holiday Concert

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 10th, 2013 | 2 Comments

    Congress Hall kicked off their holiday celebrations!

  87. West Cape May Christmas Parade

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 9th, 2013 | 3 Comments

    Highlights from the annual West Cape May Christmas Parade

  88. Exit 0 International Jazz Festival

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 13th, 2013 | 3 Comments

    Photographs from the Exit Zero International Jazz Festival, held November 8-10, 2013.

  89. Veterans Day Ceremony

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 12th, 2013 | Comments Off on Veterans Day Ceremony

    Photos from the Veterans Day ceremony in Cape May.

  90. Best of Cape May 2013

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2013 | 1,713 Comments

    We have the winners for this year’s Best of Cape May survey

  91. Celebrating 15 years

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2013 | 176 Comments

    This month marks the 15th anniversary of CapeMay.com.

  92. Governor Christie visits Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 28th, 2013 | 3 Comments

    Governor Chris Christie visits Cape May

  93. We’re gonna need a bigger beach (next year)

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 16th, 2013 | Comments Off on We’re gonna need a bigger beach (next year)

    Nothing says summer like hanging out with a few hundred friends on the beach in Cape May for a free screening of Jaws. We were there — were you? Get the full Movies on the Beach schedule

  94. Bath Time named REA 2013 Finalist

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2013 | 715 Comments

    Bath Time was named as a finalist in the 62nd Retailer Excellence Awards for Visual Merchandising. The awards will take place Sunday, August 18, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City, during NY Now, the Market for Home and Lifestyle, August 17-21, 2013.   

  95. Best of Cape May 2013

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2013 | 1 Comment

    Cast your votes for the Best of Cape May now through August 25th

  96. What’s happening this month?

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2013 | 249 Comments

    Don’t miss Movies on the Beach or the Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival

  97. Photo Gallery: Summertime

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2013 | 250 Comments

    Enjoy the sights of Cape May in summer!

  98. 8th Annual Designer Show House

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 19th, 2013 | Comments Off on 8th Annual Designer Show House

    Pictures from this year’s showhouse

  99. Parading in the Fourth

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2013 | 38 Comments

    Cape May is one of the most wonderful places to be on the Fourth of July. All throughout the town there are multiple events to attend during the week of the 4th.

  100. Red, White & Blue

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2013 | 376 Comments

    Cape May is decked out for Independence Day!

  101. What’s happening this July

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2013 | 174 Comments

    Cape May in the month of July is full of exciting events for people of all ages. Fourth of July celebrations, plays and concerts are just a few of the events you can choose from to attend.

  102. Marvin Hume

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2013 | 307 Comments

    Since being wounded in The Battle of Saipan during World War II, Marvin Hume has been eligible for the prestigious Purple Heart, a military decoration which he refuses to this day.

  103. Spring Pictorial

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2013 | 343 Comments

    Although it seems to be slow in arriving, spring is in the air and the photographers at CapeMay.com have been out and about to record the blooming of our island.

  104. Photo contest staff picks

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 1st, 2013 | 4 Comments

    In February, Cape May Magazine held its first photo contest, and the winners are published in the Spring 2013 issue. But we thought it would be fun to share our staff favorites with you here on CapeMay.com.

  105. Your favorite pictures from 2012

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 1st, 2013 | 353 Comments

    A showcase of our most popular images in 2012.

  106. Cape May hotel subject of Hotel Impossible

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 29th, 2013 | 15 Comments

    The Travel Channel was in town last Fall to film an episode of Hotel Impossible. Host Anthony Melchiorri, with his 20 years of hospitality experience, is known as the “hotel fixer.” He visited the Periwinkle Inn on Beach Avenue to share his advice for hotel management. The hotel is undergoing renovations for this season. The […]

  107. What you thought about 2012

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 7th, 2013 | 338 Comments

    Here’s what you had to say about what happened in Cape May.

  108. Places to be on New Year’s Eve

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 19th, 2012 | 283 Comments

    We have the restaurants that are serving Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and throwing a heck of a New Year’s party.

  109. Their Favorite Things

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 17th, 2012 | 7 Comments

    A treasured attraction fancied by guests and tourists, such as an heirloom or striking architectural element, is an innkeeper’s rendition of a show-stopper – and cause for conversation.

  110. Thanksgiving in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 13th, 2012 | 3 Comments

    Let it be known that Cape May is open and ready to welcome any and all who might be looking for a Thanksgiving retreat!

  111. Mahaney Wins Cape May Mayoral Election by 12

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 7th, 2012 | 501 Comments

    Although the results will not be official until Nov. 19, it looks as though incumbents Council Member Terri Swain and Mayor Edward Mahaney have retained their seats for another four years.

  112. Aftermath of Sandy

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2012 | 413 Comments

    City Manager Bruce MacLeod attributed Cape May’s good fortune to two things – the eye of the storm passing just north of us 2.5 hours in advance of high tide and wind shifts which kept tidal surges at bay.

  113. Hurricane Sandy hits Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 29th, 2012 | 335 Comments

    The historic storm slammed into our seaside town. See our “Aftermath of Sandy” photo gallery.

  114. Fall in Cape May – Something for Everyone

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off on Fall in Cape May – Something for Everyone

    The leaves do not turn on Cape Island as fast as they do further north. It is generally late November, more often December, before the frost hits the pumpkins or the Christmas lights. The temperatures, especially this Fall, have been warm enough to enjoy fishing on the beach as well taking in the last vestiges […]

  115. Judging a quilt by its cover

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 1st, 2012 | 8 Comments

    Not many marriages are perfect, but one exception might be for the one between creativity and practicality. Among the offspring of this union, one of the most beloved is the American quilt.

  116. “All Available Boats” 9/11 Exhibit at the NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 11th, 2012 | 176 Comments

    The centerpiece of this exhibit reads:  “On the morning of September 11, 2001, as the World Trade Center tragedy unfolded, thousands of men and women who were on or near the waters of New York harbor converged in any way possible.  Answering the Coast Guard’s radio call for all available boats, hundreds of vessels raced […]

  117. Best of Cape May 2012 Results

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2012 | 343 Comments

    Every August, we poll our readers to determine the best Cape May has to offer in accommodations, shopping, dining, and leisure.

  118. The Cove is featured in Coastal Living

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 8th, 2012 | 9 Comments

    Coastal Living Magazine recently named the Cove Beach as one of the top 21 Best Beaches in America. But the Cove has had its problems over the years. One day it’s there. The next week it’s gone. City Council recently approved, in a 3-1 vote, an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) […]

  119. 8th Annual Best of Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2012 | 1 Comment

    Celebrating the best that Cape May has to offer! Vote for your favorites now through August 28th.

  120. Summer Pictorial

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2012 | 300 Comments

    Summer is in full swing. Cape May’s streets are crowded with bicyclists, surreys, and horse-drawn carriages, and some sights of summer bring a smile to your face no matter how old you are.

  121. 4th of July Fireworks

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 5th, 2012 | Comments Off on 4th of July Fireworks

    This was one of the best fireworks displays we’ve ever had in Cape May! Here are highlights from last night’s show. [nggallery id=123]

  122. Kenny Chesney performs in Wildwood

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 19th, 2012 | 267 Comments

    Country music star Kenny Chesney  performed in Wildwood Wednesday, June 20, following the release of his newest album Welcome to the Fishbowl. The event was sold out, but you can stream it live at youtube.com/KennyChesneyVEVO

  123. Snacking, Cape May style

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 12th, 2012 | 317 Comments

    There are no calories on vacation…right? Try a few of our favorite post-beach snacks.

  124. Convention Hall Grand Opening

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 25th, 2012 | 317 Comments

    This morning was the Grand Opening of Convention Hall which was celebrated with songs and speakers. A very lovely ceremony for the new Convention Hall.

  125. Stewart’s Root Beer Opens

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 16th, 2012 | 309 Comments
  126. Convention Hall Sneak Peek

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 12th, 2012 | 301 Comments

    Mayor Mahaney takes CapeMay.com on a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Convention Hall in Cape May, New Jersey.

  127. The vanishing Cove Beach

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 10th, 2012 | 322 Comments

    The Cove at low tide. The jettys are now exposed. The bike racks were up against a 6′ dune last year and the pylons were under the sand!

  128. Cape May In Bloom - spring pictures in Cape May

    In Bloom: Spring Pictorial

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 1st, 2012 | 328 Comments

    A pictorial of Cape May in spring.

  129. The Art of the Wedding

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, a wedding album is priceless. Some of Cape May’s finest photographers generously shared their favorite wedding portraits with us and their thoughts as to why that particular photo is their favorite.

  130. Pirate treasure in Cape May County?

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 5th, 2012 | 295 Comments

    According to an old undated newspaper filed away at the Cape May County Museum, an author identified only as Z.H. recalls a story told to him about Captain Kidd’s treasure supposedly buried in Cape May County.

  131. Congress Hall

    A little bit of luxury

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 1st, 2012 | 13 Comments

    Want inspiration for your next trip to the shore? Try an indulgent weekend of fine dining, classic cocktails, and a day at the spa.

  132. Favorite Pictures of 2011

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 1st, 2012 | 9 Comments

    Every day, we post a photo of Cape May, and our readers let us know which photos are their favorites with the help of a little  icon. (We also poll our readers every January, just to be sure you still feel the same way.) After a bit of tallying, we are proud to present your favorite […]

  133. Vote for Cape May as America’s Coolest Small Town

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 27th, 2012 | 199 Comments

    Budget Travel’s readers nominated a record 647 towns this year – and now they’ve narrowed that list down to just 10 standout communities across the country.

  134. Stewart’s Root Beer coming to Washington Street Mall

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 9th, 2012 | 17 Comments

    The conceptual image for the new Stewart’s Root Beer, coming to the Washington Street Mall in place of Atlantic Books, which closed in late 2011.

  135. What you thought about 2011

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 1st, 2012 | 8 Comments

    When something happens in Cape May, we post it on Facebook, and we always love hearing what you have to say about hot topics affecting your favorite vacation spot.

  136. Where to be on New Year’s Eve

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 27th, 2011 | 346 Comments

    We have the scoop on the best parties in town.

  137. Hospitality Night 2011

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 9th, 2011 | 9 Comments

    It’s hospitality night on the Washington Street Mall, and we drop in on a few stores!

  138. CCA holds 17th Annual Great Cookie Exchange

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 6th, 2011 | Comments Off on CCA holds 17th Annual Great Cookie Exchange

    The Center for Community Arts held its 17th annual Great Cookie Exchange, Monday evening December 5 at the Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette Street, Cape May. Kids young and old arrived to make and decorate cookies, baskets and hats, make holiday cards and ornaments. Every year, the cafeteria turns into Santa’s bakeshop where children […]

  139. Top 10 Cape May Holiday Events

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2011 | 413 Comments

    Nothing beats Christmas in Cape May. It’s like living in a Victorian dream. Walk down any street and you will see decorated Victorian homes, people taking candlelight tours and the smell of burning hearths throughout the island. We’ve picked out 10 Must Dos for the month of December, but hurry up, at least three of […]

  140. Women’s Community Club of Cape May Celebrates 90th Anniversary

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 14th, 2011 | 432 Comments

    The Women’s Community Club of Cape May recently celebrated their 90th year of community service with and Afternoon Tea held in Sunset Lounge of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Club president Barbara MacLean introduced the special guests including New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs President Patty Whitehouse, New Jersey State Treasurer Carole Speechley and past […]

  141. Fall in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2011 | 450 Comments

    The air is cooler, the pumpkins are out…it’s Fall in Cape May. Join us for a pictorial of your favorite seaside town.

  142. Cape May Halloween Parade Winners Announced

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 24th, 2011 | 8 Comments

    Historic and Victorian Cape May’s 28th Annual Halloween Parade played host to a wide variety of costumed characters and was led by Grand Marshall Mayor Dr. Edward Mahaney, Jr., Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman, and Councilmembers Terri Swain and Deanna Fiocca. Over one hundred costumed judging entries and a total of over 300 individuals marched along […]

  143. Lima Bean Festival 2011

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 10th, 2011 | 554 Comments

    West Cape May celebrated her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in Wilbraham Park on October 8. The lowly legume took center stage and delighted locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products. [nggallery id=106]  

  144. Oktoberfest 2011

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 5th, 2011 | 272 Comments

    When the temperature goes from 90 degrees to 60 degrees in 24 hours – you know it is a sign that the Oktoberfest is going to be well attended and everyone clamoring for wurst, kraut and beer. And that is exactly what happened. As an added bonus, the Oom Pah Pah Band played and our […]

  145. Beach Theatre Demolition Begins

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 26th, 2011 | 19 Comments

    The City of Cape May issued a demolition permit for the Beach Theatre this morning. Demolition began this afternoon. The theatre stood on Cape May’s beachfront since September 1950, when it opened with Father of the Bride.

  146. Annual Mutt Strut

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 21st, 2011 | 815 Comments

    The Annual Mutt Strut was held on the Promenade Saturday, Sept. 17. Proceeds from the event go toward Animal Outreach of Cape May County, Inc. If you see your Mutt at the Strut, let us know so we can put a name to his/her mug. [nggallery id=104]

  147. Progress continues on Convention Hall

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 20th, 2011 | Comments Off on Progress continues on Convention Hall

    Cape May’s new Convention Hall is beginning to shape up. City Manager Bruce MacLeod says the project is on target for its May 2012 opening.

  148. Cape May Remembers 9/11 Tenth Anniversary

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 14th, 2011 | Comments Off on Cape May Remembers 9/11 Tenth Anniversary

    Although storm clouds threatened and eventually brought the event to a sudden halt, Cape May City’s 9/11 10th Anniversary Remembrance completed its ceremony with, as Cape May Mayor Edward Mahaney remarked, a much larger than usual crowd in attendance. The event included music from the Cape Harmonaires as well as remarks from Mayor Mahaney, West […]

  149. Best of Cape May 2011 Results

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2011 | 10 Comments

    Every year for seven years, we’ve asked our readers for their opinions on everything Cape May has to offer, from the best restaurants to the best place to grab a martini, and everything in between. Here are this year’s winners and runners up: Best Bed & Breakfast: The Queen Victoria Runner Up: The Carroll Villa […]

  150. In Pictures: After Irene

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2011 | 320 Comments

    Cape May was spared the destruction that Hurricane Irene caused other communities along the East Coast. We have received many phone calls, e-mails, and Facebook inquiries from people all over the country wondering what Cape May’s beaches look like post-hurricane. Well, see for yourself! [nggallery id=102]

  151. The Rise and Fall of Hurricane Irene

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 29th, 2011 | 162 Comments

    Before Hurricane Irene made landfall early Sunday morning, city officials were busy removing the benches from the Promenade and the Washington Street Mall. Merchants hustled to buy the last roll of duct tape and to the lumber yard to buy the last plank of ply board to board-up their storefronts. But first thing Monday morning, […]

  152. Thank you and Come on Back

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 29th, 2011 | 173 Comments

    Cape May is open and ready for business. We were REALLY lucky folks. Other than a couple of trees coming down, we’ve suffered through much worse Nor’easters. For those of you who were vacationing last week and had to evacuate – thanks for doing so with such grace and come on back. We’d love to […]

  153. Mandatory Cape May County Evacuation for Hurricane Irene

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 25th, 2011 | 358 Comments

    We will keep you updated on the latest hurricane news for the Cape May area.

  154. Earthquake felt in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 23rd, 2011 | 45 Comments

    Shortly before 2:00 p.m., an earthquake was felt in Cape May. Our entire office building shook, lights swung, and floors vibrated. The shaking lasted approximately 30 seconds. The USGS reports this was a 5.8 magnitude quake, the epicenter of which was located in Virginia. If you felt the quake, report your experience to the US […]

  155. Cape May’s Storm Chasers

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 17th, 2011 | 15 Comments

    Is there any more obsessive storm chaser than the photographer? A few of Cape Island’s photographers share some of their favorite storm pictures with us.

  156. National Lighthouse Day

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 9th, 2011 | 259 Comments

    Saturday August 7 was National Lighthose Day, and thousands of visitors and photographers toured the Cape May Lighthouse last weekend in honor of the event. Enjoy these past photos and articles that CapeMay.com and Cape May Magazine have covered of the Lighthouse over the years. [nggallery id=95] Read more about the lighthouse Love at the […]

  157. USLA Competition

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 8th, 2011 | 281 Comments

    The City of Cape May and specifically the Cape May Beach Patrol, played host to the U. S. Lifesaving Association’s lifeguard competition. The 4-day event featured top talent from as far away as California and Florida as well as South Jersey, New York and Delaware. The photos here are just a sampling of the many […]

  158. 79th Annual Baby Parade Winners

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 8th, 2011 | Comments Off on 79th Annual Baby Parade Winners

    It was perfect weather for the 79th Annual Baby Parade which took place in Cape May Friday, August 4. Miss New Jersey, Katharyn Nicolle, this year’s Grand Marshall, led a throng of 200 baby parade participants that included 70 contestants, family members, special guests & entertainers. Cape May Mayor Dr. Edward Mahaney, Jr., Deputy Mayor Jack […]

  159. 79th Annual Coronation of Queen Maysea

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 4th, 2011 | 198 Comments

    Queen Maysea LXXVIII (that’s 78 for those of you who don’t speak Roman numerals), Julia Marie Hinker, passed her crown along to this year’s queen, Kamryn Brooke Spicer, in a ceremony held at Cape May Elementary on August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. A special crowning ceremony was also held for Miss Jerry, who presided over […]

  160. VIDEO: Anna Razumovskaya at Gallery D’May

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 4th, 2011 | Comments Off on VIDEO: Anna Razumovskaya at Gallery D’May

    Our very own Susan Tischler interviews world-renowned artist Anna Razumovskaya, whose work is on exhibit at Gallery D’May in Cape May, New Jersey.

  161. 7th Annual Best of Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2011 | 90 Comments

    Ready…set…vote!

  162. What’s in your beach bag?

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 11th, 2011 | 9 Comments

    My beach bag is a survival kit. You thought I was kidding when I said I could be on the beach for a week long vacation?

  163. Video: Fourth of July Fireworks

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 5th, 2011 | Comments Off on Video: Fourth of July Fireworks
  164. CapeMay.com has a new logo

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2011 | Comments Off on CapeMay.com has a new logo

    CapeMay.com has a new logo! What do you think?

  165. Harbor Fest Celebrates 100 years of Boating

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 23rd, 2011 | Comments Off on Harbor Fest Celebrates 100 years of Boating

    Cape May’s 4th Annual Harbor Fest celebrated the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Harbor. Beautiful weather encouraged a large turn out of people. Everything from a Scallop Challenge to a kayaking and canoe regatta was offered Saturday June 18. According to Mark Allen’s article, Cape May Harbor Sails to 100, which appears in […]

  166. American Pride Day Celebration

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 6th, 2011 | Comments Off on American Pride Day Celebration

    The Naval Air Station Wildwood celebrated American Pride Day on Saturday June 4th. Activities included an F-18 fly-in with a meet and greet with the pilot, wine tasting from Cape May Winery & Hawk Haven Vineyard, and Chevrolet exhibits featuring innovative new cars including the “American Pride Camaro.” [nggallery id=86]

  167. Cape May Foot Race

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 6th, 2011 | 8 Comments

    Clouds overhead and a cool wind made for good conditions for the 32st Annual Great Cape May Footrace on Saturday May 14, 2011. The 5K race started at 8:30 followed by the 10K. Results of both races can be found here: http://www.athlinks.com/time.aspx?eventid=159082 [nggallery id=85]

  168. Aimee: A dream wedding in Cape May…on a budget

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 16th, 2011 | 2,399 Comments

    Dreaming of your fantasy wedding in Cape May…but on a budget? Do what Aimee did, and throw your wedding during the off season to enjoy better pricing, vendor availability, and no crowds!

  169. SOMA Kicks Off Art Season

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 2nd, 2011 | 175 Comments

    SOMA NewArt Gallery opened the 2011 season Saturday, April 30, with Harriett Sosson’s work “Portals” in both Gallery 1 & 2. Jo-Anne Echevarria-Myer’s mixed media paintings, “Uncontrollableurges,” were on display in Gallery 3. The show runs through May 31. [nggallery id=82]  

  170. KT Sullivan Knocks Them Dead

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 2nd, 2011 | Comments Off on KT Sullivan Knocks Them Dead

    Broadway chanteuse KT Sullivan knocked them dead both Friday and Saturday nights when she performed her show Rhyme, Women & Song at the East Lynne Theater Company, located at 500 Hughes Street at the First Presbyterian Church. She is shown here with her accompanist Jon Weber.  

  171. Easter Stroll

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 28th, 2011 | 276 Comments

    The weather was gorgeous and so were the participants of the Annual Easter Parade Fashion Stroll on the Washington Street Mall Easter Sunday. Mayor Ed Mahaney hosted the award’s ceremony donning his own Easter chapeau and the judges, Linda Steenrod, Dawn DeMayo and Robert Elwell did their best to pick the prettiest or handsomest in […]

  172. Spring Blooms

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 15th, 2011 | 329 Comments

    With Spring’s milder weather upon us, the trees and flowers around Cape May are already bursting with color. Enjoy this virtual look at our spring blooms!

  173. 35th Cape May Jazz Festival

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 11th, 2011 | 831 Comments

    There was a little something for everyone at the 35th Cape May Jazz Festival, April 8-11. From guitarist Kevin Eubanks formerly of The Tonight Show  to congo player and Latin jazz artist Poncho Sanchez. Many artists performed in venues throughout the island and the rainy weather of Friday made way for sunny skies by Saturday. […]

  174. CROP Walk

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 11th, 2011 | Comments Off on CROP Walk

    On Saturday, April a CROP Walk began at the Emlen Physick Estate. The route took walkers through Cape May’s historic streets and down to the beachfront. The walk was organized by local churches to recognize those in the world who have to walk to live, as well as the people served by local food banks […]

  175. Bait and Swish

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 7th, 2011 | 2 Comments

    New York comedians played to a packed house at Cabanas Saturday night as Gables sponsored its 4th Annual Diversity Weekend Bait & Swish night of comedy hosted by Adam Sank. [nggallery id=78]

  176. Slow Food

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 7th, 2011 | 333 Comments

    The Cape May Forum presented a Spring Slow Food Dinner Saturday, April 2 at the Ballroom in Congress Hall. The mission for the event is to build the farm-to-table connection among farmers, artisan producers, chefs restaurants, schools and families. For more information visit www.SlowFoodSouth JerseyShore.org. [nggallery id=77]

  177. Chili Cook Off

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 18th, 2011 | 50 Comments

    The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May held a Chili and Chowder Cook-Off, Saturday, March 12th at Congress Hall. Chefs, both amateur and professional, participated in this second annual event. All proceeds benefit Cape May food banks. And the Winners of the Annual Chili & Chowder Cookoff are: Drum roll, please!!! Best Home Chef […]

  178. Hidden Valley Ranch Celebrates

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 3rd, 2011 | 297 Comments

    Hidden Valley Ranch celebrated “We Are Over the Winter Hump” with a beef and beer benefit on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Cape May VFW. The evening also included a 50/50, music, and an All You Can Eat buffet. All proceeds benefited the non-profit riding association. Hidden Valley will also be holding a Spring Festival […]

  179. 2011 Oscar Party

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 2nd, 2011 | Comments Off on 2011 Oscar Party

    The Cape May Film Festival hosted its annual Oscar Party right before the Oscars, Sunday February 27, at the Mad Batter Restaurant. Movie aficionados gathered for great food and pre-Oscar talk. [nggallery id=73]

  180. Rum Runners Ball – the Bees Knees

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 18th, 2011 | Comments Off on Rum Runners Ball – the Bees Knees

    The Rum Runners Ball sponsored by the Cape May County Historical Society was held in the Ballroom of Congress Hall Saturday, Feb. 12. The event was peppered with Roaring 20s-style gentlemen in gangster attire as well as those the more formal tuxedo. Ladies were decked out in flapper dresses, complete with beads and hair plumes. […]

  181. Denise: A family affair

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 14th, 2011 | 1,829 Comments

    I have been visiting Cape May for over 15 years on family vacations and Christmas house tours. When Rich popped the question, we both knew our wedding had to be in Cape May.

  182. Souperbowl

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 8th, 2011 | Comments Off on Souperbowl

    Souperbowl, the annual fundraiser for the Center for Community Art’s radio station WCFA, was held Friday, February 4, at the Fire Hall in West Cape May. [nggallery id=71]

  183. 7th Annual Burns Supper

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 28th, 2011 | 9 Comments

    The 7th Annual Burns Supper was held at the Ugly Mug Thursday, January 27. Kilt-clad Scots and wannabe Scots gathered to enjoy a dish of haggis, both traditional and…Dare we say it?…vegetarian. For the meek at heart, commonly referred to as the English, a platter of fish-and-chips was also on the offering. Dancing and, of […]

  184. Can I Get a Witness Opening

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 18th, 2011 | Comments Off on Can I Get a Witness Opening

    On January 17th, Martin Luther King Day,the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities held an opening reception for the new exhibit “Can I Get a Witness!” at the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. The collection of artifacts, photos and documents reveals the history of the black church in the […]

  185. Cove Beach Replenishment

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 14th, 2011 | 441 Comments

    A $9 million state-funded beach replenishment project began this week. The project will pump 140,000 cubic yards of sand onto the severely eroded Cove Beach. The project initially was shot down by City Council in a 3-2 vote. Those opposed to the project objected to demands by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that […]

  186. Your Favorite Pictures from 2010

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 10th, 2011 | 7 Comments

    Every day, we post a Picture of the Day, our ongoing photo blog of Cape May, New Jersey. All year, we’ve been collecting votes on your favorite photos. Now, we present to you, your favorite pictures from 2010

  187. What You Thought of 2010

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 1st, 2011 | 11 Comments

    These were some of the biggest news items to hit our Facebook page in 2010. You told us what you thought then. What do you think now?

  188. Merion Inn Reopens After Multi-Alarm Fire

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 23rd, 2010 | 19 Comments

    Cape May – Dec. 29 -The historic 1885 Merion Inn reopened Tuesday, Dec. 28 five days after a multi-alarm fire gutted the second and third floors of the building. The restaurant was left virtually unscathed save for damage in the back dining room where the ceiling collapsed and is currently under repair. Owner Vicki Watson […]

  189. Happy Holidays from CapeMay.com!

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 22nd, 2010 | 327 Comments

    View our video holiday card to you, our readers.

  190. 2010 Christmas and New Year’s Eve Restaurant Hours

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 22nd, 2010 | 292 Comments

    Find out who’s serving dinner on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s in Cape May, NJ. We also have the scoop on the best New Year’s Eve parties on the island!

  191. First snow of the season

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 17th, 2010 | 8 Comments

    Cape May got an inch and a half  of snow on December 16th which is more than any of the surrounding shore towns  and it created a winter wonderland for the holiday shoppers. Buy prints of these snow pictures in our online store [nggallery id=66]

  192. Christmas Island

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 17th, 2010 | 308 Comments

    We know many of you cannot visit so travel with us, if you will, as we give you a glimpse of our Christmas Island. From all of us at CapeMay.com, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  193. Washington Street Mall Hospitality Night

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 13th, 2010 | 537 Comments

    Friends, visitors and locals gathered on the Washington Street Mall Thursday and Friday nights (Dec. 9 & 10) for the Mall Merchants’ annual Hospitality Night. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all. And a special thanks goes out the the Towne Crier Carolers who strolled the Mall both nights singing cherry […]

  194. West Cape May Christmas Parade

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 8th, 2010 | 574 Comments

    Despite the cold, record numbers turned out to view the 45th Annual West Cape May Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4th. Crowds lined the streets from the parade’s beginning at Broadway in West Cape May to its end on Carpenters Lane in Cape May. Photographs by Jennifer Brownstone Kopp [nggallery id=64]

  195. West Cape May Christmas Parade Queen Crowning

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2010 | 842 Comments

    Always the first Saturday in December, The WCM Community Christmas Parade sets the stage for the areas holiday season. Now in her 45th year, the parade steps off at 5 p.m. sharp from the WCM Volunteer Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape […]

  196. 3rd Annual Jazz Brunch Aids Animal Outreach

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 29th, 2010 | Comments Off on 3rd Annual Jazz Brunch Aids Animal Outreach

    The Merion Inn hosted the 3rd Annual Jazz Brunch for Animal Outreach Sunday Nov. 21. Jazz and animal; lovers joined together to enjoy a hot southern-style brunch and cool jazz with jazz pianist George Mesterhazy, vocalist Paula Johns and friends providing the entertainment. Proceeds will help local no-kill animal foster/adoption service, Animal Outreach. This year’s […]

  197. Congress Hall’s Tree Arrives

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 22nd, 2010 | 178 Comments

    Congress Hall’s Christmas tree arrived on Friday from a private property in North Cape May on a flat bed truck. A crane was brought in to help place the tree into place as well as lots of man power. The tree is over 30 feet tall. [nggallery id=59]

  198. East Lynne Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 18th, 2010 | Comments Off on East Lynne Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years

    The East Lynne Theater Company celebrated both its 30th anniversary and the fact that its fundraiser fell on Veteran’s Day with a nod to the Stage Door Canteen. “Celebrity” guests read from scenes prepared for the entertainment of a sold out crowd at Aleathea’s Thursday, Nov. 11th.  Celebrity guests included West Cape May Mayor Pam […]

  199. Cape May’s own George’s Place on Triple D

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 15th, 2010 | 288 Comments

    Cape May’s very own George’s Place was featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in the episode A Triple D Thanksgiving on November 15th. Guy Fieri was in town filming the episode this past August. Fun Fact: The “Guy Ate Here” stencil can be seen on the back of the George’s building. […]

  200. West Cape May Parade Fundraiser at Congress Hall

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 15th, 2010 | 8 Comments

    A Winter Wonderland Warm-Up was held at Congress Hall Tuesday, Nov. 9 to help benefit the upcoming Dec. 4 West Cape May Christmas Parade. Hosted jointly by West Cape May Mayor Pam Kaithern, Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney, Jr., and the staff of Congress Hall, hot chocolate and savory treats were offered to those attending. […]

  201. Jazz Festival Fall Fundraiser

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on Jazz Festival Fall Fundraiser

    The 34th Cape May Jazz Festival will take place Nov. 12-14 featuring the Yellow Jackets Friday night at Our Lady Star of the Sea recreational hall. But as a lead off to the fest a Jazz Brunch was held Sunday Oct. 31. [nggallery id=54]

  202. Spaghetti Dinner Benefits WCM Christmas Parade

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 5th, 2010 | 9 Comments

    The VFW was the setting Monday, November 1 for the Annual Spaghetti & Meatball dinner, proceeds to benefit the West Cape May Christmas Parade (Saturday, December 4). At the helm in the kitchen was Chef Chris Huber of Black Duck fame. [nggallery id=55]

  203. Cape May Capers

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 5th, 2010 | 50 Comments

    Text by Joyce Cabots Newbegin. Photographs appear courtesy of the author. Originally published in the August 2008 issue of Cape May Magazine. Some consider the exciting send-off – The Fourth of July – as the highlight of the summer vacation season. To others, especially members of the Cape May Cottagers’ Association, it remained Labor Day weekend. […]

  204. Film Festival honors Sopranos star

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 29th, 2010 | Comments Off on Film Festival honors Sopranos star

    The 10th Annual Cape May Film Festival, held at the Chalfonte Hotel this year, honored Jersey Boy and HBO “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Pastore at a reception Saturday night. Pastore, who played the character “Big Pussy”  on the “Sopranos” was the recipient of the first Robert Prosky Character Actor Award, named after one of Cape May’s […]

  205. Annual Halloween Parade

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 25th, 2010 | 518 Comments

    Sunday afternoon was perfect for Cape May City’s annual Halloween parade. Check out the awesome costumes below. [nggallery id=52]

  206. Car Winner Announced

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 18th, 2010 | 171 Comments

    The winner of Our Lady Star of the Sea’s car raffle was announced at the conclusion of Victorian’s weekend. The winner is Jeanette Mariani from Peckville, PA. Congrats, Jeanette!

  207. Fall Decor Pops Up Around Town

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 15th, 2010 | 3 Comments

    As leaves start to change colors and fall, colorful decorations start to pop up around town. We captured a few on film. Take a look! [nggallery id=51]

  208. Lynn & Ronald Cohen Honored

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 7th, 2010 | 3 Comments

    Cape May, NJ – Cape May Stage, a professional South Jersey Equity theatre company, is honoring actors Lynn and Ron Cohen at the annual NJ Theatre Alliance Applause Awards this year at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown, NJ on October 18, 2010.  Lynn and Ron Cohen have chosen Cape May Stage as their artistic home […]

  209. Cape Island Renaissance Fest

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 7th, 2010 | Comments Off on Cape Island Renaissance Fest

    Although rain dampened the second day of Cape Island’s very first Renaissance Fest, Saturday, October 2nd was a wonderful start to what looks to be an annual event. Started by Access to Art’s Barbara Beitel, the fest was held on the grounds of Barbara Bray Wilde’s Willow Creek Winery on Stevens Road in West Cape […]

  210. Fall 2010 Mall Sale

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 7th, 2010 | Comments Off on Fall 2010 Mall Sale

    Bargain hunters came out in droves for this year’s Fall Washington Street Mall Sidewalk Sale. Among the bargain hunters were visitors here for the annual New Jersey Firemen’s Convention held in Wildwood. [nggallery id=40]

  211. Vintage Cape May Postcards

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 6th, 2010 | 551 Comments

    Ah, a postcard from Cape May. Is there anything that makes you more jealous? Visitors to Cape May have been sending postcards for decades. Feast your eyes on these vintage postcards dating from 1908 to 1914.

  212. CCA Celebrates Crystal Anniversary

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 5th, 2010 | Comments Off on CCA Celebrates Crystal Anniversary

    The Center for Community Arts celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gala Saturday, September 25 at the Cape May Ferry Terminal. The group wined and dined to the music of  the Edgardo Cinton Azuca Band. The evening capped with a silent and live art auction. Prizes were awarded for the best crystal accessory. [nggallery id=38]

  213. American Redstart

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 30th, 2010 | 2 Comments

    An American Redstart makes an unexpected stop aboard a fishing boat near Cape May. Photo & story shared with us by Susan and Steve Teitelman.

  214. 2nd Annual King Neptune Bachelor Auction

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 24th, 2010 | 10 Comments

    This year’s 2nd Annual Cape May Mermaid Guild Neptune Bachelor Auction (boy, is that a mouthful?) held Sunday, September 19 at the Rusty Nail was another rip roaring success – the Mermaids raised $15,000, at last count, all to go toward the Food Bank of New Jersey. And a good time was had by all. […]

  215. Bathing Beauties: Cape May’s Swimwear History

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 22nd, 2010 | 66 Comments

    This story originally ran in the July 2008 issue of Cape May Magazine. It is 1950, well, maybe ’51. The war is over and optimism abounds. Corsets have gone by the wayside, and designers are creating more revealing swimsuits that hide faults in a woman’s shape. They achieve this by adding stretch-tummy control panels to hold […]

  216. Best of Cape May 2010 Results

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 16th, 2010 | 12 Comments

    Every year, we ask the readers of CapeMay.com to give us their opinions on the very best Cape May has to offer, from accommodations to beaches to crab cakes. Here are this year’s winners and runners up, as selected by you. Best Bed & Breakfast: The Queen Victoria Runners Up: Angel of the Sea and […]

  217. MA500 Tournament Results

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 23rd, 2010 | 35 Comments

    After a week of fishing that saw white marlin bite in record numbers, it was another down to the wire finish at the 2010 Mid Atlantic $500,000! For the first time in the tournament’s 19-year history, the blue marlin category went unfilled. Although several blue marlin were caught and released, the 400-pound minimum weight was […]

  218. Jazz Fest Fundraiser

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 18th, 2010 | Comments Off on Jazz Fest Fundraiser

    It was fun, food and good music at a recent fundraiser at the West Cape May Fire Hall for the Cape May Jazz Festival. Local crooner Lois Smith entertained and we are all counting down the days until the November fest. [nggallery id=34]

  219. MA500 in full swing

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 18th, 2010 | Comments Off on MA500 in full swing

    This year’s Mid-Atlantic $500,000 tournament is going on now over at South Jersey Marina. Stay up-to-date with all the action on the MA500 website http://www.midatlantic500000.com.

  220. 6th Annual Best of Cape May Survey

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment

    We want real opinions from real people who have REALLY visited Cape May! The winners are chosen entirely by you, the readers. Vote for your favorite Cape May businesses from August 10 through September 12.

  221. Animal Alliance 2010 Fundraiser

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 8th, 2010 | 9 Comments

    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. [nggallery id=31]

  222. New Council Members Sworn In

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 7th, 2010 | 8 Comments

    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 […]

  223. Wine Tasting for CCA at Whalers’ Cottages

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 30th, 2010 | 356 Comments

    An elegant evening was held at the 18th-19th century Whalers’ Cottages on Batts Lane for the Center for Community Arts. Hosts  Chris and Dave Clemans held a wine tasting event featuring Argentine wines paired with grilled meats and fresh local seafood which was catered by the Washington Inn. [nggallery id=26]

  224. Beach Ball at the Beach Club

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 24th, 2010 | Comments Off on Beach Ball at the Beach Club

    Cape May Stage held its summer fundraiser Saturday, June 19 at the Beach Club. The Sensations played classic summer beach tunes and guests shook, shimmied and danced the night away. [nggallery id=25]

  225. St. Mary’s 100th Anniversary

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 23rd, 2010 | 534 Comments

    St. Mary-by-the-Sea celebrated its 100th anniversary at Cape May Point the weekend of June 4-6.. The sisters arranged a special salute, “Lifting the Creative Spirit & Tapping the Artist Within,” to celebrate their century of owning and operating the historic Saint Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cape May Point. Artists, poets, photographers, […]

  226. After 92 years, Star of the Sea School closes its doors

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 22nd, 2010 | 177 Comments

    “Our Lady Star of the Sea School has educated Cape May’s children in the Catholic tradition for the last 92 years. On April 23, 2009 the teachers, parents, and children were given notice by the Camden Diocese that because of low enrollment and grim demographics for future enrollment, the 2009-2010 school year would be the […]

  227. Flag Day

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 14th, 2010 | Comments Off on Flag Day

    In 1885 a schoolteacher,  BJ Cigrand, of Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, first originated the idea of celebrating the flag on June 14 – the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes. He called the event, ‘Flag Birthday’. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a […]

  228. Gallery D’May Opening

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 11th, 2010 | 527 Comments

    At a private reception Friday, June 4, art dealers John and Dawn DeMayo welcomed friends to the opening of their new gallery, Gallery D’May, at 305 Washington Street. [nggallery id=21]

  229. At long last – Spring

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2010 | 874 Comments

    It has been a long, cold, wet winter here in the Northeast and Cape May was particularly hard hit with record numbers of snow and rain, so we rejoice in presenting you with a touch of Spring and hope it puts a spring in your step. Photographs by Macy Zhelyazkova [nggallery id=18]

  230. The World Series of Birding Takes Flight

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2010 | 353 Comments

    It’s been this way throughout human history. Humans approach. Birds fly away. On May 15, human ingenuity and bird-evasive skills go head to head on birding in the world’s greatest natural treasure hunt.

  231. Cape May’s First Annual Green Film Series

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 15th, 2010 | 9 Comments

    Earth Day is 40 years old this April. And to celebrate, the Cape May Film Society is hosting a special Green Film Series and kicking it off with one of the best environmental film to come along in years.

  232. Winter Pictorial – A Harbinger of Spring?

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 1st, 2010 | 187 Comments

    It has been quite the winter and, although it is still winter, we here at CapeMay.com thought we’d give spring a little nudge by showing you what we hope will be the final word when it comes to snow.

  233. Favorite Photos from Picture of the Day 2009

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 1st, 2010 | 327 Comments

    It’s that time of the year to pick your favorite 2009 CapeMay.com pictures from our Picture of the Day Photo Gallery. We know from your comments and heart clicks that it is one of your favorite sections on the website and your responses were overwhelming. Thank you. Here’s the winners and don’t forget, all pictures are available for purchase.

  234. 2009 In Pictures

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 1st, 2010 | 7 Comments

    April 12 Easter Stroll – Cape May Mayor Edward Mahaney brought the Easter Stroll back to the Washington Street Mall this year. The resu7lt was a wonderful turnout, despite heavy winds. May 16 opening of World War  II Lookout Tower. Fire Control Tower No. 23 was part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware […]

  235. Pick Your Favorite Picture of the Day for 2009

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 1st, 2010 | 12 Comments

    Tell us your favorite pictures from 2009! We’ll tally up the votes and show you all the winners next month.

  236. Caroline: Elegance on the beach

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2009 | 232 Comments

    My husband and I had our dream wedding in Cape May, NJ on September 12, 2009!! We got married right on the beach at Jackson St and Beach Ave! We then had a small reception of about 70 guests at the Virginia Hotel where we dined in the Ebbitt Room! Our cake was created by Kathy Pastiu […]

  237. Ashley: Romance at the Physick Estate

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2009 | 353 Comments

    Our family and friends have spent numerous summers visiting Cape May so there was never any doubt in our minds, Cape May was the perfect place to hold our wedding. We both love the city so much and it’s become like our second home. We also wanted to have the wedding in a place where […]

  238. Ode to Autumn

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2009 | 550 Comments

    A fall pictorial. Delight in these photographs and all the beauty that fall brings to our Island.

  239. The Best of Cape May 2009

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2009 | 23 Comments

    Cyberspace drum roll please as we announce the 2009 winners of the 5th Annual Best of Cape May survey. Every year, winners of the Best of Cape May are determined by online voting. There were 58 categories and awards will be presented to 25 of the winners – many won awards in multiple categories. Voters […]

  240. 5th Annual Best of Cape May Survey

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on 5th Annual Best of Cape May Survey

    Vote now for your favorites in the Best of Cape May! Voting is open August 1 through August 26.

  241. Christine: A Fresh Beach Wedding

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2009 | 2,161 Comments

    Growing up with annual summer visits to Cape May I had always dreamed of my own Cape May wedding. When Jeff and I started discussing our wedding plans I knew I had to at least throw the idea out there and Jeff bought it right away! We love Cape May. I have been coming since […]

  242. Annie: Going Up the Road

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 1st, 2009 | 173 Comments

    Cape May is a beautiful place to be married at any time of year…even in March. Our wedding date was March 28th, 2009. The weather that day was great and we were able to get some lovely shots outdoors from the church. The wedding ceremony was at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Cape […]

  243. Black Drum Fish have arrived

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 4th, 2009 | Comments Off on Black Drum Fish have arrived

    The Black Drum fish have arrived !! Capt. Joe Pritchard on the Big Game took the Fred Manzella group out in the Delaware Bay for a 6-hour charter trip. At the end of the day, he had 4 nice fish for the customers to take home. Interested in getting in on the action?

  244. A Springtime Pictorial

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on A Springtime Pictorial

    Because we live by the sea, Cape May is often slow to shake off winter and welcome spring, but once the changes begin, they are well worth the wait.

  245. Anita: Taking a chance on location

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 1st, 2009 | 290 Comments

    When Dave and I got engaged, we knew we wanted to have the wedding in a place where our guests could relax and enjoy themselves for the weekend. We chose Cape May because my parents have a house there and his parents have vacationed there over the years. Our wedding date was before the season […]

  246. Winter Pictorial

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 1st, 2009 | 4 Comments

    Have you wondered what Cape May looks like in the off-season? Wander around our snow-covered town with our winter pictorial.

  247. cape may pictures for sale

    Your Favorite Pictures of the Day from 2008

    Cape Publishing posted this on February 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on Your Favorite Pictures of the Day from 2008

    Every year, we ask you to pick your favorites from our most popular feature, Picture of the Day. The votes came in, and here are the winning photographs from 2008.

  248. Christmas in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2008 | 2 Comments

    Take a Christmas tour around our beautiful seaside town with our Christmas 2008 pictorial! Select any image to view the full size. Pictures by Macy Zhelyazkova. [nggallery id=96]

  249. Fall in Pictures

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2008 | 182 Comments

    So what do the locals do once Labor Day is over and October has set in? Like those hobbit creatures of mythological lure, we creep out when few eyes are upon us to take advantage of a deserted beach, a quiet country road and take note of the scenes of fall that locals and tourists […]

  250. Cape May’s Grande Dame: The Chalfonte Hotel

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2008 | 7 Comments

    Cape May’s 132-year-old Grande Dame has been sold. The venerable Chalfonte Hotel on Howard Street, known for its wrap-around porches and Southern comfort, has changed hands, but fear not, it has not gone into the hands of strangers. Bob Mullock, longtime Cape May resident and owner of Cape May National Golf Club, became the hotel’s […]

  251. Celebrating 10 Years of CapeMay.com

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2008 | 320 Comments

    Have you been with us since the beginning? Join us as we remember the good ol’ days when CapeMay.com was produced in a broom closet.

  252. Best of Cape May 2008

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2008 | Comments Off on Best of Cape May 2008

    Last month, we asked you to vote on your favorites in Cape May, from beaches to brunch, in our annual Best of Cape May survey. These are this year’s winners, as voted by you, the readers of CapeMay.com. The Best Places to Stay Best B&B The Queen Victoria Best Guest House The Columbia House Best […]

  253. Storm of the Century

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2008 | 1 Comment

    By all accounts, Monday, March 5, 1962 looked like nothing unusual would occur in Cape May. The forecast called for cloudy skies and a chance of rain. But two storms, a new moon, and a spring equinox formed to create a colossal three day assault of winds averaging 55 knots, and 25 to 35 foot […]

  254. Ecotouring the Island

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2008 | Comments Off on Ecotouring the Island

    Sometimes, especially when vacationing with the family, it’s good to try something different. Not just your ordinary beach resort, Cape May is also known as a Mecca for nature lovers – birds flying north and south in the shoulder seasons can attest to that. As a result, a lot of ecotours have sprung from what […]

  255. Lori: A Morning Wedding and Breakfast Reception

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2008 | 254 Comments

    Lori and Brad’s morning ceremony took place at the Cove pavilion, decorated with white flowers and a runner strewn with red petals. The bridal party wore a dark blue and white Hawaiian print. Lori carried calla lilies. The two-hour reception at Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May featured a breakfast buffet with scrambled […]

  256. Fourth of July Barbeque

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2008 | Comments Off on Fourth of July Barbeque

    July 4th is a time to celebrate throwing the British out. Most people think it had to do with taxes and rights and silly stuff like that, but foodies know that in a land of bountiful food we couldn’t be ruled by a people who make and eat bland, tasteless dishes. It is also time dissolve […]

  257. Andrea: An Elegant Wedding at the Grand

    Cape Publishing posted this on October 1st, 2007 | 174 Comments

    There was never any doubt in our minds, Cape May was the perfect place to hold our wedding. We both love the city so much and it’s become like our second home. My husband spent every summer of his childhood visiting Cape May and his family has ties to the island that go back to […]

  258. Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2007

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 1st, 2007 | Comments Off on Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2007

    A walk about town is always interesting this time of the year – many merchants have relocated, others have moved on, and there are, as usual, a few new kids on the block. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at who’s new and who’s gone in 2007. Let’s begin with the Washington Street […]

  259. Cindy: A Short and Sweet Beach Wedding

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2006 | 291 Comments

    Cindy & Michael asked to have our Love Cape May heart embroidered on beach chairs for their wedding (a talented embroiderer took care of that), and we ended up invited to the ceremony! On the beach next to the Cove pavilion, they set up the custom beach chairs for each guest, who entered to string music. […]

  260. Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2006

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 1st, 2006 | Comments Off on Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2006

    Another year has come and gone and we’re about to swing into full summer-time mode. Before we do, let’s take look at who’s new and who’s gone. The streetscape certainly changed on the Washington Street Mall this year with the departure of McDowell’s Gallery. The old bank building at the corner of the mall and […]

  261. Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2005

    Cape Publishing posted this on June 1st, 2005 | Comments Off on Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2005

    It’s the start of a new season and time to look at what’s gone and what’s new. CapeMay.com’s roving reporters hit the pavement and this is what we found. Out on Sunset Blvd., in West Cape May you can’t miss the brightly colored Chattel House Village – well, make sure you don’t miss Sea Level. We […]

  262. What Christmas in Cape May means to me

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2004 | 352 Comments

    Any beach town can pull off summer but few can compete with Cape May when it comes to Christmas. Think Victorian, think Charles Dickens and enjoying Wassail at the Physick Estate. Where else can you experience all that? Cape May is just as special to those of us who live here and what better way to share with you the experience of Christmas in Cape May than to ask those who live here what it means to them.

  263. Cape May Christmas Recipes

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2004 | 449 Comments

    I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas morning. Yes, the presents are nice – but it is breakfast that I crave. But here’s the question – what to make? So, I ask myself – what would the Victorians do?

  264. 4th Annual New Jersey State Film Festival

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2004 | 274 Comments

    When you throw a pebble into the water, it starts a ripple. That ripple starts more ripples and, before you know it, you have a film festival getting ready for its 4th year, and then you have young filmmakers winning awards, and then you have a governor passing legislation to lure more movie makers into the state. And that’s what they call a ripple effect.

  265. CapeMay.com vs. Exit Zero: The Surrey Race

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2004 | Comments Off on CapeMay.com vs. Exit Zero: The Surrey Race

    OK. Here’s the thing. I’ve never shared this with you – BUT – no one, and I am not exaggerating when I say no one, EVER picked me to be on their team. I was always the last girl standing. I struck out. I dropped the ball. I missed the ball – no matter how […]

  266. An Artist Creates a Victorian Home

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2004 | 3 Comments

    Asking Sandy Sheller how she went about bringing the Gallagher House, circa 1882, back to its stately glory is rather like asking Michelangelo how he did the Sistine Chapel. There is no definitive answer – it comes from inspiration. “I thought of it in layers- it was like a gestalt,” she said standing by the […]

  267. A Hero’s Welcome in Normandy…

    Cape Publishing posted this on July 1st, 2004 | 177 Comments

    It isn’t easy coming up with a present for someone whose father is approaching his 80th birthday. But Mark Kulkowitz, proprietor of The Mad Batter Restaurant & The Carroll Villa on Jackson Street, found the perfect gift – a trip to France to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy on June 6th. […]

  268. Tips on How to Buy an Old Home

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 1st, 2004 | 7 Comments

    Have you always dreamed of owning an old house, one that dates back to, say, Queen Victoria? If the answer is yes – the next question is what would you be getting into? What better way to find out than to ask some of the people in Victorian Cape May who have already undergone the task.

  269. Tips for Buying That Old House

    Cape Publishing posted this on January 1st, 2004 | 1 Comment

    Have you always dreamed of owning an old house, one that dates back to, say, Queen Victoria? If the answer is yes – the next question is what would you be getting into? What better way to find out than to ask some of the people in Victorian Cape May who have already undergone the task.

  270. Holiday Recipes

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2003 | 7 Comments

    Enjoy these holiday recipes from the Bed and Breakfast Inns and Guest Houses of Cape May.

  271. Victorian Christmas Traditions

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2003 | 194 Comments

    Most may not realize we owe many of our Christmas traditions to the Victorians, more specifically Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.

  272. Tips for a Victorian Style Holiday

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2003 | 837 Comments

    Rather than try to recreate a precise Victorian decor per se, why not consider using Victorian concepts to add a new richness to your family’s Christmas celebration this year.

  273. Waiting for Isabel in Cape May…

    Cape Publishing posted this on September 1st, 2003 | Comments Off on Waiting for Isabel in Cape May…

    Pictures from Hurricane Isabel in September 2006.

  274. Chefs of Cape May- Godmothers

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2003 | 8 Comments

    “We’re still here.” Scott Abendschein said with a smile. This year Godmothers Restaurant begins a ninth season under the direction and ownership of Scott and Kathy Abendschein. Ten years ago, the Abendscheins enjoyed a successful catering business on the Main Line in Pennsylvania. But since everything they did was “off-site,” they felt a need for […]

  275. Chefs of Cape May- Tisha’s

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2003 | 526 Comments

    Chef Paul Negro of Tisha’s Restaurant was a mechanic restoring Porches in South Philadelphia when his mother, Tisha, a graduate of the Restaurant School in Philadelphia, said “You should be a chef.  That’s how I see you.” Move to the shore with me. We’ll open up a breakfast place and we’ll be partners. I was […]

  276. Chefs of Cape May- Merion Inn

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2003 | Comments Off on Chefs of Cape May- Merion Inn

    Vicki Watson didn’t want to be a restaurateur. She already had a successful law career in Manhattan when her father, owner of Watson’s Merion Inn, died in 1992. As executrix of Warren Watson’s will she tried to abide by his wishes and sell The Merion Inn but the restaurant was losing so much money by […]

  277. Chefs of Cape May- Gecko’s

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2003 | Comments Off on Chefs of Cape May- Gecko’s

    When Susi Bithell and her husband Randy, the former chef at Fresco’s on Bank Street, left Cape May for Santa Fe in search of a place to open a restaurant, they didn’t expect to be  back in Cape May. But it’ is in Cape May that they opened the restaurant of Randy’s dreams -Gecko’s, where […]

  278. Chefs of Cape May- Freda’s Cafe

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 1st, 2003 | 11 Comments

    One of the joys of living and visiting Cape May, along with the beach and the rich Victorian history, is the food. The diversity of culinary delights which Cape May has to offer is exceeded by few cities with a year-round population of under 5,000. These creative people were looking for independence, small town life, […]

  279. Cozy Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2002 | Comments Off on Cozy Cape May

    Victorian Cape May is a seaside town like no other. The ancient ocean rolls up on her flat beaches within yards of meticulously decorated wooden homes. At holiday time, Cape May is in stark contrast to her cousin towns on the Jersey shore.

  280. The Past and Present: Congress, Gurney and Howard

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2002 | Comments Off on The Past and Present: Congress, Gurney and Howard

    A look at the Abbey B&B, Convention Hall, and the Chalfonte Hotel.

  281. The Past and Present: Decatur and Ocean

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2002 | 9 Comments

    Featuring the Merion Inn, the Hotel Cape May (now the Inn of Cape May), and the Marquis de Lafayette.

  282. The Past and Present: Perry Street

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2002 | 264 Comments

    Featuring Cape May’s painted ladies, the King’s Cottage, SeaVilla, and the corner where George’s Place stands.

  283. The Past and Present: Beach Avenue

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2002 | 268 Comments

    With views of the Marquis de Lafayette, Cabanas, the Christian Admiral, and the Windsor Hotel.

  284. Review of The Blue Pig at Congress Hall

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2002 | Comments Off on Review of The Blue Pig at Congress Hall

    To judge a new restaurant within the first few weeks of business is unfair. There are always multitudes of troubles and tribulations to work out and the Blue Pig is no exception. That it rests inside the newly-renovated Congress Hall — a controversial $24 million rehabilitation project — not only adds further problems but also […]

  285. April Showers Bring Cape May Flowers

    Cape Publishing posted this on May 1st, 2002 | 548 Comments

    The month of April blessed southern New Jersey with a good amount of rain. Despite a continuing statewide drought emergency in New Jersey, nature has been kind to Cape May again this year. Abundant blossoms and budding flowers are everywhere! Tulips, which have been a tradition here owing to the legendary origins of Cape May […]

  286. Antiques in Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on April 1st, 2002 | Comments Off on Antiques in Cape May

    W.S. Antiques W.S. Antiques, owned by William Saponaro, has three locations in Cape May (well, one is actually in West Cape May at 135 Sunset Blvd.)  All counted for, over 180 individual dealers share their wares, both collectibles and antiques in at least one of these three spots. The largest of the W.S. Antiques stores […]

  287. Giving the Past a Future: Naval Air Wildwood

    Cape Publishing posted this on March 1st, 2002 | 2 Comments

    A step through the doors of Hangar #1 is a step back in time. Music from the 1940s drifts in the background, and the smell of engine grease fills the air.

  288. Vintage Holiday Postcards

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2001 | Comments Off on Vintage Holiday Postcards

    A collection of vintage holiday postcards from the early 1900s.

  289. Your Holiday Stories

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2001 | 248 Comments

    CapeMay.com readers share their favorite holiday memories.

  290. Holiday Craft Ideas

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2001 | 326 Comments

    Stick Stars This is a fun and easy project that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The first step is to go out and collect sticks. They are do not have to be from the same tree. The size will be up to you as to how large you want your stars. I chose […]

  291. Holiday Recipes

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2001 | Comments Off on Holiday Recipes

    PRIME RIB OF BEEF Perhaps the most impressive and traditional of all Christmas meals is the Prime Rib of Beef. It may also be the most difficult to get just right — beautifully dark and crusty on the outside, pink and juicy on the in. Letting the meat rest inside the oven after roasting is […]

  292. Postcards from Cape May

    Cape Publishing posted this on November 1st, 2001 | 362 Comments

    CapeMay.com’s first in a series of “Postcards from Cape May” is from the classic collection of Don and Pat Pocher, to whom we are indeed grateful. A wider selection has been published in their book, Cape May in Vintage Postcards, one of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. The accompanying descriptive text is mostly from that book.

  293. Victorian Christmas Parlor Games

    Cape Publishing posted this on December 1st, 2000 | 460 Comments

    For much of this century the term Victorian, which literally describes things and events during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837-1901 have always conjured up images of things prudish, repressed and old-fashioned. And although such associations have some basis in fact, they do not adequately describe the nature of this complex, paradoxical age, known as a […]

  294. The Road Not Taken: An Excerpt from “The Summer City by the Sea”

    Cape Publishing posted this on August 1st, 2000 | 1 Comment

    A contemporary description of the 1878 pre-fire Cape May skyline, observed from the deck of a passing sailboat, spoke of the “flashing lines of festival lights connecting the continuous row of monstrous four-floored buildings, seeming to touch each other…”

    These lights were anchored on each end by railroad properties, the Sea Breeze Excursion House on the western end of the city and the great Stockton on the east. Although both of these hotels survived the inferno, the “continuous row of monstrous buildings” between them was now reduced to ashes.