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Category: History

Review of The Blue Pig at Congress Hall

To judge a new restaurant within the first few weeks of business is unfair. There are always multitudes of troubles and tribulations to work out and the Blue Pig is no exception. That it rests inside the newly-renovated Congress Hall — a controversial $24 million rehabilitation project — not only adds further problems but also… Read more »

Main Street USA

It’s a perfect day for an early morning walk. I begin with a turn off of Lafayette Street, and onto Sidney for a single block and am at the start of Washington Street. An arch of the greenest leaves in town welcomes me. Flowers seem to jump forward to get a better look at who is coming. Homes that were built over 100 years ago seem as if time has stopped just for them.

The Abbey: Gurney Street and Columbia Avenue

If Senator John McCreary were somehow to return to Cape May today, he wouldn’t have much trouble recognizing his summer residence. Standing proudly at the corner of Gurney Street and Columbia Avenue, his home, in its most recent incarnation as renowned bed and breakfast inn, The Abbey, appears very much as it did when McCreary and his family occupied it one hundred and thirty years ago during their summer holidays.