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 for the Cape Island communities of South Jersey. Formally set up in early November by Curtis Bashaw – Co-Owner and Co-Managing Partner of Cape Resorts – its mission is the beautification, preservation and providing of educational programs that encourage active citizenship in our youth. The Fund’s first project will be the beautification of Rotary Park, enabling upgraded fencing, curbing and other amenities.
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.)
The North American Sea Glass Association had their first festival in Cape May this weekend. Highly anticipated, the turn out was over 5,000 people. Although the wait to get in was an hour, the festival was fantastic. It is always exciting to see all the creative ways artisans use their sea glass.
There were dozens of booths to look at, primarily beach glass jewelry. Many vendors even had pieces from their collection for visitors to look at and admire. One man even had a tray of sea glass marbles for purchase.
Not only was there wonderful beach glass items to purchase, but there were seminars by beach glass collectors as well as an exhibit to view. There were women from Italy with collections of sea tumbled Murano glass and multicolored pieces. Another collection was from a little girl’s whole family, found in Maryland.
There was also a contest for the “shard of the year,” won by a man with a beautiful red bottleneck.
Find out more about NASGA on their website seaglassassociation.org.
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
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.
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