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Jessica Leeburg

Jessica is the Creative Director at Cape Publishing and reports on business changes and historic preservation in Cape May. Is there something going on that we should know about? Email tips to jessica@capemay.com.

The Rise and Fall of Hurricane Irene

Before Hurricane Irene made landfall early Sunday morning, city officials were busy removing the benches from the Promenade and the Washington Street Mall. Merchants hustled to buy the last roll of duct tape and to the lumber yard to buy the last plank of ply board to board-up their storefronts. But first thing Monday morning,… Read more »

Earthquake felt in Cape May

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., an earthquake was felt in Cape May. Our entire office building shook, lights swung, and floors vibrated. The shaking lasted approximately 30 seconds. The USGS reports this was a 5.8 magnitude quake, the epicenter of which was located in Virginia. If you felt the quake, report your experience to the US… Read more »

Garden Tour: Peter Shields Inn

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… Read more »