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Jessica Leeburg

Jessica is the Creative Director at Cape Publishing. She's a dog person. Is there a change in town we should know about? Please email jessica@capemay.com.

Montreal Beach Resort turns 50

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Montreal Beach Resort worked with Hawk Haven to create a signature chardonnay, Chateau Montreal. Hawk Haven bottled the limited-edition wine yesterday, just forty cases in total. Try a glass this summer at Harry’s of Cape May, or pick up a bottle at The Wine Cellar this upcoming season. Congratulations… Read more »


A Valentine’s Day Proposal

We just received this story and wanted to share! Congrats to David and Megan. “My niece’s boyfriend just proposed to her today (2/14) on the beach at Beach/Brooklyn Avenues. He wrote in the sand WILL U MARRY ME?” – submitted by Barbara Parker


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… Read more »


The Stephen Smith House

The Stephen Smith house has stood at 645 Lafayette Street for nearly 170 years. Maybe you’ve walked past it. Maybe you’ve read the plaque out front that offers a brief summary of Smith’s life. But you might not realize that he was a key figure in the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad. Smith was born into… Read more »


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… Read more »


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… Read more »


Ring in the New Year

Ringing in the new year in Cape May? Make your reservations now for New Year’s Eve. We’ll continue to update this list as more restaurant information becomes available. Don’t see your restaurant listed? Email jessica@capemay.com with any additions. The Black Duck Now taking reservations for New Year’s Eve. Open January 1 & 2. Call (609)… Read more »


Christmas in Cape May

We can hardly believe Christmas is in three days! Here’s a glimpse at more of the beautiful decorations around town. Pictured are the Cherry House, Queen Victoria, Congress Hall, Mason Cottage, and the Mainstay Inn.


Where to eat on Christmas

If you’ll be spending the holidays with us, you’re probably wondering where you can eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall 3-course Christmas menu served Friday, December 25th from 2pm-8pm. Entree price includes choice of first course and dessert. Also serving on Christmas Eve. For reservations please call 609-884-6574.… Read more »


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… Read more »