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Bernie Haas

Bernie is the founder and president of Cape Publishing. He lives in Cape May.

The ACME parking lot gets a facelift

During the downtime in Cape May due to COVID-19, the owners of the Victorian Commons, including the Acme Market, had the entire parking lot resurfaced. The work took place over three days including paint and new entrance finishing. The Acme remained open to serve the community throughout the resurfacing and repairs.


The Pier House reopens

The new Pier House Restaurant is unofficially open. The Andy family hosted an invitation-only celebration last night for scores of Cape May locals and a few special guests who joined in the preview opening. In the Greek tradition of breaking plates, Vasiliki Andy smashed one on the floor at the conclusion of the ceremony, symbolizing… Read more »


The Garden Club of Cape May Flower Show

Opening at noon on Friday, May 11th, the Garden Club of Cape May presented “Victorian Poetry in Bloom” the theme of  their annual flower show at Convention Hall. Attendees to the show were treated to four presentations by experts in flower judging, gardening design,Victorian literature and Victorian attire.  The reception hall was lined with donated baskets… Read more »


Mother’s Day brunch and dinner in Cape May

Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch or dinner at the following Cape May restaurants. Reservations are strongly recommended where available. Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May – Beachfront for Mother’s Day Serving dinner from 4-8pm. For reservations, call 609-884-5555. Beach Plum Farm Brunch – Where better to usher in Mother’s Day than in this magical… Read more »


Fill ‘er up soon at the Exit Zero Filling Station

Framing for the new Exit Zero Filling Station on Sunset Boulevard in West Cape May is well underway. The restaurant will have “a soaring ceiling – nearly 35 feet high, with floor to ceiling white-wood fireplace,” said Jack Wright, editor and publisher of Exit Zero. Once completed, the Exit Zero Cookhouse will share the new… Read more »


Photos from the 2017 West Cape May Christmas Parade

Here is just a sampling of the floats and bands that marched in the West Cape May Christmas parade this year. The parade included everything from the U. S. Coast Guard band to local hero and baseball star Matt Czszur of the San Diego Padres. Dozens of fire fighting units were peppered in with floats… Read more »


Memorial Day service on the beach at Convention Hall

Just before noon, the U.S. Coast Guard color guard commemorated our fallen soldiers and sailors with a wreath launching ceremony. Together with the City of Cape May Beach Patrol, a dingy filled with flowers was launched off the beach as the crowd looked on.


The new Rotary Park is taking shape

If you’re in Cape May, you’ve surely been watching as a totally revitalized park has been coming together between Lyle Lane and Lafayette Street. And you’re probably aware that the fountain started circulating water last week. Today the new Gazebo with it’s lighted crown was tightened into place. while workers positioned both flowering shrubs and… Read more »


Cape May’s 1st Annual Hops Festival

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the beginning of summer at the Physick Estate, with a perfect sunny day devoted to regional craft beers, rum tasting, spicey jambalaya, bacon-on-a-stick, super crepes, and the traditional food favorites, live music, crafts and collectibles and kids activities. Sponsored by Cape May’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities… Read more »