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Cape May hosts the inaugural Cape May Seafood Festival

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 on the official website

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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.

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Aleksey from Exit Zero with Dr. Joe Salvatore of NASW



The Elwells. Bob writes history pieces for Cape May Magazine


Publisher & boss Bernie Haas with Cape May Magazine art director Stephanie Madsen


Left to right, Gretchen Whitman from the Nature Center of Cape May, Mark Allen from South Jersey Marina, and photographer Mary Pat Myers, who all contribute to Cape May Magazine


Tommy Raniszewski with Cape May Magazine editor Kate Chadwick


On the left is Michelle Bumm, staff photographer and Cape May Magazine circulation, with Kathleen Hayes, our ad sales rep


Richard Crossley (Cape May Magazine’s birding columnist) and daughter Sophie Crossley (who will be writing for the magazine this summer)


Fern Massimo, our bookkeeper, with Jessica Keeler, our web manager (and the person who typed these captions)

Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May 2013 Installation Dinner

Our entire staff (all six of us!) attended the Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner, held last evening in the ballroom at Congress Hall. We enjoyed some delicious appetizers (especially the crostini and ceviche—yum), champagne, a ridiculously decadent chocolate and caramel tart (I sincerely regret the lack of photographic evidence), and great conversation.

Congratulations to President Ron Goldstein, the executive directors, and the board of directors.


Left to right: Michelle Bumm (our photographer), Susan Tischler (Editor, back row), Jessica Keeler ( web manager), Kathleen Hayes (account exec, back row), Mandy Leeburg (of MaryAnn’s Jewelry & sister of the web manager), Stephanie Madsen (Cape May Magazine art director)


Kathleen, Susan, and Michelle


Michelle and Jessica


Sgt. Robert Andrzecjzak, State Senator Jeff Van Drew, Stephanie Madsen, and Assemblyman Nelson Albano


Bernie Haas (our president & publisher) and State Senator Jeff Van Drew


First Annual Capt. Mey Day on the Washington Street Mall

capt-mey-&-dancerThe merchants of the Washington Street Mall and the City of Cape May celebrated the first annual Captain Mey Day Saturday, April 20th. It is a celebration of the founding of Cape Mey (later Anglicized to May) by the Dutch sea explorer Captain Cornelius Mey. Events included authentic Dutch Klompen (dancers), a guest appearance by Capt. Mey and the appearance of the King and Queen. Additionally, folks were drawn to see the hotly contested homemade Apple Pie Contest. Ribbons and prizes were awarded for the Best Bake Apple Pie and to merchants for the Best Dressed Dutch-themed Window.

The winners are as follows:
1st place: Bath Time – Bonnie Mullock
2nd place: Whale’s Tale – Hilary & Chuck Pritchard
3rd place: Colors – Linda & Steve Haley


Hotly Contested Homemade Apple Pie Contest

The winners are as follows:
1st place: Tie between Diane Hutchinson & Bob Anderson (pictured above)
3rd place: Bonnie Pontin