Text by Joyce Cabots Newbegin. Photographs appear courtesy of the author. Originally published in the August 2008 issue of Cape May Magazine. Some consider the exciting send-off – The Fourth of July – as the highlight of the summer vacation season. To others, especially members of the Cape May Cottagers’ Association, it remained Labor Day weekend.… Read more »
This story originally ran in the July 2008 issue of Cape May Magazine. It is 1950, well, maybe ’51. The war is over and optimism abounds. Corsets have gone by the wayside, and designers are creating more revealing swimsuits that hide faults in a woman’s shape. They achieve this by adding stretch-tummy control panels to hold… Read more »
The allure of Cape May County and its surroundings is undeniable. Artists of all kinds have been attracted to the coastal town almost from the beginning. The following artists have been inspired by Cape May so much that they’ve each produced many different works, and they share their views on why they keep returning.
It is a fantasy land with tiny worlds within worlds.
This toy train tableau of miniatures is a giant. The display covers 600 square feet, but the landscape, its population, buildings and transportation systems are diminutive, created not in inches, but millimeters.
She is one of Cape May’s best known celebrities, but few could tell you her real name. She is called The Parade Lady, famous for staging a colorful holiday tradition every December for the past 44 years.