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Articles by Jessica Leeburg

Creative Director of CapeMay.com and Cape May Magazine. 30-something writer, schnauzer enthusiast, sci-fi fan, avid DIY-er. Follow her on Twitter @spacencashmere

  1. What’s going on Easter Weekend in Cape May?

    Jessica posted this on April 4th, 2017 | No Comments

    If you’ll be with us in Cape May for the Easter weekend, there are daily activities to keep the kids busy—you won’t even have to give up the annual egg hunt. Plus, we have the roundup of who’s serving Easter brunch and dinner. Easter Weekend Events All weekend Spring Break at Congress Hall, featuring The […]

  2. Where to get turkey in Cape May this Thanksgiving

    Jessica posted this on November 18th, 2016 | Comments Off on Where to get turkey in Cape May this Thanksgiving

    I used to be opposed to eating out on Thanksgiving. Growing up, my family traveled to my aunt’s house in Pennsylvania every year for an all-day homemade feast, with four generations of family members contributing side dishes and dessert. I would wake up every Thanksgiving morning on a green, crushed velvet couch too narrow for […]

  3. Why JAWS on the beach is the best movie-going experience

    Jessica posted this on July 5th, 2016 | 1 Comment

    Why seeing JAWS on the beach is the best movie-going experience (outside of seeing a Star Wars premiere)

  4. Ice Ball raises $200k for city beautification

    Jessica posted this on February 10th, 2016 | Comments Off on Ice Ball raises $200k for city beautification

    The second annual Ice Ball, a fundraiser for the Fund for Cape May, raised over $200,000 that will go toward city beautification projects. Congress Hall hosted 300 guests (including us!) for dinner and dancing, transforming their ballroom and Grand Lawn into a winter fantastyland: solo flute, servers dashing about in white earmuffs, flickering candles suspended […]

  5. Love Cape May Weekend

    Jessica posted this on January 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Love Cape May Weekend

    One of the most common questions we receive during the off-season is “What is there to do in Cape May right now?” There’s a funny misconception that winter means we close our doors–all of them. I’ve been asked, more times than I can count, if Cape May is open in the winter months. That’s one […]

  6. Winter Storm Jonas hits Cape May

    Jessica posted this on January 23rd, 2016 | Comments Off on Winter Storm Jonas hits Cape May

    Outside, it’s soggy, with temperatures above freezing, partially melting the snow that fell yesterday. The sky is solid gray. Winter Storm Jonas is blowing through New Jersey, flooding nearby barrier islands, and its wind gusts have knocked out power in parts of Cape May County. Cape May experienced some flooding this morning during high tide, around 7:30am, but our […]

  7. Light Up Cape May winners

    Jessica posted this on December 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Light Up Cape May winners

    Cape May is beautiful at Christmastime, but in recent years there has been a decline in the number of houses decorated for the holidays. Why the drop? In part, it’s because we lose bed and breakfasts every season to the whole-house rental trend, reducing the number of year-round innkeepers to decorate the Victorian houses for […]

  8. 50th Annual West Cape May Christmas Parade

    Jessica posted this on December 7th, 2015 | Comments Off on 50th Annual West Cape May Christmas Parade

    Saturday night at 5pm, the West Cape May Christmas Parade kicked off its 50th year. Well-bundled spectators lined the streets from the West Cape May Firehouse all the way to the parade’s end at the Inn of Cape May. And for the first time, we were excited to ride along the parade route! Cape Publishing […]

  9. Cape May honors veterans in annual ceremony

    Jessica posted this on November 11th, 2015 | Comments Off on Cape May honors veterans in annual ceremony

    A crowd gathered this morning at the monument on Columbia Avenue for the annual Veterans Day ceremony, which included a performance by Lower Township third graders and a presentation from the US Coast Guard.Speakers included the mayors of Cape May, West Cape May, and Cape May Point, and Captain G. Todd Prestige, Commanding Officer of […]

  10. West Cape May Lima Bean Festival

    Jessica posted this on October 12th, 2015 | Comments Off on West Cape May Lima Bean Festival

    Despite a storm the night before that left us a little soggy, the weather was beautiful this Saturday for West Cape May’s annual Lima Bean Festival. We had front-row seats for the music and had the fortune of being next to George’s Place/the y.b., which cooked up kobe sliders with lima aioli. Our publisher and […]

  11. Cape May Mini Golf undergoing renovations

    Jessica posted this on October 9th, 2015 | Comments Off on Cape May Mini Golf undergoing renovations

    An excavation service has leveled Cocomoe’s Ice Cream on Jackson Street (you know it–pink building, octopus logo), but don’t worry. Cape May Mini Golf will be open in 2016 with a smaller building, according to the business’s Facebook page, and the golf course will be open in the spring.

  12. After the nor’easter

    Jessica posted this on October 5th, 2015 | Comments Off on After the nor’easter

    On my drive down Seashore Road to work this morning, I saw the sun this morning for the first time in four days. It was a little reminiscent of the feeling on Christmas morning, having spent the last three days holed up with my dogs, listening to the wind shake my house. I always like […]

  13. Cucina Rosa closes its doors

    Jessica posted this on December 15th, 2014 | 9 Comments

    It’s with heavy hearts (and growling stomachs) that we report that this past weekend marked the last day of business for Cucina Rosa, which has closed its doors after twenty-one years of serving up Italian food. Their Washington Street Mall location has sold. “As you can imagine, the restaurant business is very demanding. As we’ve […]

  14. Best of Cape May 2014

    Jessica posted this on September 1st, 2014 | 6 Comments

    Results from the 10th annual Best of Cape May

  15. Trending: Boutique stores

    Jessica posted this on June 25th, 2014 | 1 Comment

    Last year, if you’d asked me to describe the type of shops we have in Cape May, I would’ve said they’re largely geared toward our summer visitors: t-shirt shops, souvenir shops with “Cape May” emblazoned on knick-knacks, the quintessential surf shops. But last summer, the 500 block of the Washington Street Mall welcomed Galvanic, a […]

  16. Escape the Cape Triathlon

    Jessica posted this on June 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Escape the Cape Triathlon

    Last Sunday marked the second annual Escape the Cape Triathlon

  17. What’s new in Cape May?

    Jessica posted this on June 2nd, 2014 | 12 Comments

    Every year, we round up the changes in Cape May that we’ve seen since last summer, including new businesses that have opened up, familiar names that have closed, and businesses that have changed location. This year, we’re adding renovations into the mix. Is something missing from our list? Let us know and we’ll add it! […]

  18. Cape May Restaurant Week (plus my 15 minutes of fame)

    Jessica posted this on May 30th, 2014 | Comments Off on Cape May Restaurant Week (plus my 15 minutes of fame)

    Philadelphia’s celebrity meteorologist (seriously, he has over 100k Facebook followers) Adam Joseph and Melissa Magee from Channel 6 visited Cape May yesterday for their At the Shore segment. The best part (for me!) was that they wanted to help promote Cape May Restaurant Week, which starts this Sunday. They wanted food. Food I can do. […]

  19. Name the baby giraffe!

    Jessica posted this on May 28th, 2014 | Comments Off on Name the baby giraffe!

    I visited the Cape May County Zoo this past weekend and noticed this fantastic naming contest at the entrance! Now through Labor Day, the zoo is accepting donations to name their newest baby giraffe. Name choices are Mae, Julia, and Zee. The Cape May County Zoo is open year-round and free to visitors, so if […]

  20. Progress on Bank Street

    Jessica posted this on May 7th, 2014 | 3 Comments

    In case you’ve been wondering about the transformation of the old Wawa on Bank Street, I snapped a couple photos of the progress this morning.

  21. New face on the Washington Street Mall

    Jessica posted this on May 2nd, 2014 | Comments Off on New face on the Washington Street Mall

    Spotted this new specialty grocery store down Liberty Way during my walk in this morning.

  22. Feeling Nutty?

    Jessica posted this on April 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off on Feeling Nutty?

    If you haven’t been there yet, be sure to check out Cape May Peanut Butter Co. the next time you’re in town. In addition to freshly ground nut butters (I love the Honey Roasted Peanut and Sunflower), they also make a classic PBJ, smoothies, and some of the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had. […]

  23. Washington Street Mall getting ready for the season

    Jessica posted this on April 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on Washington Street Mall getting ready for the season

    The Washington Street Mall is dotted with ladders, caution tape, painters, and construction workers. It’s not a pretty scene right now, but the town is going to look beautiful this summer.

  24. Guess what’s getting a makeover?

    Jessica posted this on December 4th, 2013 | 574 Comments

    Recognize this building? If not, that’s okay. It looks pretty different from how it did a few months ago.

  25. Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May 2013 Installation Dinner

    Jessica posted this on October 10th, 2013 | 365 Comments

    Our entire staff (all six of us!) attended the Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner, held last evening in the ballroom at Congress Hall.

  26. Something’s finally going on with Wawa

    Jessica posted this on September 11th, 2013 | 13 Comments

    The Bank Street Wawa has stood empty since 2008, but this week, we are finally seeing some action!

  27. New Kid on the 500 Block

    Jessica posted this on July 23rd, 2013 | 851 Comments

    So if you haven’t checked it out yet, stop by the 500 block of the Washington Street Mall and take a look at Galvanic.

  28. Fourth of July Fireworks (video)

    Jessica posted this on July 9th, 2013 | 35 Comments

    Did you miss Cape May’s fireworks show? We filmed the whole thing from Steger Beach and set it to music for your entertainment! Music credits: Call to Adventure Fig Leaf Rag Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Movement I (Allegro), BWV 1049 by Kevin MacLeod / incompetech.com

  29. Cape May summer cocktails you can make at home

    Jessica posted this on July 1st, 2012 | 2 Comments

    We asked a few of our favorite watering holes for summer drink recipes to help you beat the heat.

  30. Back to Nature: The Trucksess Welcome Center

    Jessica posted this on April 9th, 2012 | 312 Comments

    Consider the Trucksess Welcome Center with its beautiful harbor views for your big day. The best part? You’ll be the first!

  31. Weddings at the Cape May Ferry Terminal

    Ferry Tales

    Jessica posted this on February 1st, 2012 | 309 Comments

    Imagine walking down the aisle with a backdrop of the Delaware Bay, a charming wooden boardwalk, 75 of your closest friends and family, and a giant ferry boat.

  32. Garden Tour: Peter Shields Inn

    Jessica posted this on August 1st, 2011 | 303 Comments

    The Peter Shields Inn, located at 1301 Beach Avenue, is a 1907 Georgian revival mansion originally built as a summer home for a Philadelphia family (lucky them!). Operating today as a boutique hotel and restaurant, the Peter Shields Inn sits back from the street across a bright green lawn, its columns flanked by striking black-and-white […]

  33. Garden Tour: The Mooring B&B

    Jessica posted this on July 1st, 2011 | Comments Off on Garden Tour: The Mooring B&B

    Take a virtual garden tour at the Mooring Bed and Breakfast.

  34. Maximize your rental ads

    Jessica posted this on April 1st, 2008 | Comments Off on Maximize your rental ads

    I hear it all the time: “Everyone else is doing so well this season! I just bought a new coffee maker and put in a new disposal last season. Why isn’t my house renting?” Sound familiar? Let’s say your house is just a block to the beach on the outskirts of Cape May’s Historic District. You advertise […]