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  1. 2017 Light Up Cape May Winners

    By December 11th, 2017 No Comments

    The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May held their annual Light Up Cape May contest to determine the best-decorated houses and businesses this holiday season. Awards will be given at the Chamber Social Tuesday, Dec 12th at Elaines Restaurant. Here are this year’s winners: Business Window 1. Spirit Catcher Photography 2. Fralingers 3. Delaneys […]

  2. CarMax has selected Cape May as one the top places to visit this fall

    By September 29th, 2017 No Comments

    Along with Hilton Head, South Carolina, Point Reyes, California, West Beach, Alabama and Cape Blanco Oregon, nationwide car retailer CarMax has selected Cape May as one the top places to visit this fall. CarMax editors offer tips before your trip and lots of suggestions for the right kind of ride. Read “Best Places to Travel […]

  3. Vote now in the 2017 Best of Cape May

    By August 11th, 2017 Comments Off on Vote now in the 2017 Best of Cape May

    It’s August, which means we are asking you to tell us what you consider to be the best in Cape May, from fish tacos to Bed & Breakfast Inns. The survey takes about ten minutes to complete, and the results are hand-tallied at the end of August. Vote now at

  4. Marvin Hume

    By 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.

  5. Their Favorite Things

    By 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.

  6. Mahaney Wins Cape May Mayoral Election by 12

    By 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.

  7. Judging a quilt by its cover

    By 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.

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

    By 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 […]

  9. The Art of the Wedding

    By 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.

  10. Pirate treasure in Cape May County?

    By 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.

  11. Thank you and Come on Back

    By 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 […]

  12. Cape May’s Storm Chasers

    By 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.

  13. National Lighthouse Day

    By 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 and Cape May Magazine have covered of the Lighthouse over the years. Read more about the lighthouse Love at the Lighthouse Is […]

  14. USLA Competition

    By 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 […]

  15. 79th Annual Baby Parade Winners

    By 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 […]

  16. 79th Annual Coronation of Queen Maysea

    By 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 […]

  17. What’s in your beach bag?

    By 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?

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    By July 1st, 2011 Comments Off on has a new logo has a new logo! What do you think?

  19. Harbor Fest Celebrates 100 years of Boating

    By 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 […]

  20. American Pride Day Celebration

    By 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.”

  21. Cape May Foot Race

    By 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:

  22. SOMA Kicks Off Art Season

    By 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.  

  23. KT Sullivan Knocks Them Dead

    By 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.  

  24. Easter Stroll

    By 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 […]

  25. Spring Blooms

    By 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!

  26. 35th Cape May Jazz Festival

    By 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.

  27. CROP Walk

    By 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 […]

  28. Bait and Swish

    By 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.

  29. Slow Food

    By 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

  30. Chili Cook Off

    By 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 […]

  31. Hidden Valley Ranch Celebrates

    By 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 […]

  32. 2011 Oscar Party

    By 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.

  33. Rum Runners Ball – the Bees Knees

    By 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. […]

  34. Denise: A family affair

    By 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.

  35. Souperbowl

    By 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.

  36. 7th Annual Burns Supper

    By 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 […]

  37. Can I Get a Witness Opening

    By 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 […]

  38. Cove Beach Replenishment

    By 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 […]

  39. Your Favorite Pictures from 2010

    By 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

  40. What You Thought of 2010

    By 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?

  41. Merion Inn Reopens After Multi-Alarm Fire

    By 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 […]

  42. Happy Holidays from!

    By December 22nd, 2010 327 Comments

    View our video holiday card to you, our readers.

  43. 2010 Christmas and New Year’s Eve Restaurant Hours

    By 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!

  44. First snow of the season

    By 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

  45. Christmas Island

    By 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, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  46. Washington Street Mall Hospitality Night

    By 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 […]

  47. West Cape May Christmas Parade

    By 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

  48. West Cape May Christmas Parade Queen Crowning

    By 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 […]

  49. 3rd Annual Jazz Brunch Aids Animal Outreach

    By 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 […]

  50. Congress Hall’s Tree Arrives

    By 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.