Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Convention Hall .... Mariner's Hall?

Cape May historian Ben Miller has undertaken a mission to have the new Convention Hall named "Mariner's Hall," to honor the fishermen lost at sea, the fishermen who continue to ply their trade, and the Coasties at the Coast Guard.  He has started a petition that you can sign here.  If you like the idea, I encourage you to sign the petition.

That's the Fisherman Memorial on the east side of town.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring already Springing?

Long time favorite CapeMayTimes.Com has shared a number of new photos, like the one above, depicting Cape May in this very-early-Spring-of-2012.    Click the link to see the rest.

Photo courtesy CapeMayTimes.Com.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pinball Wizard passes away.

Steve Kordek, pretty much the inventor of the pinball game that you played on the Cape May boardwalk (and everywhere else), passed away yesterday.  Click that link for a very nice NY Times obituary about a man who brought a great deal of fun to our lives.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jersey Shore Jen is On the Move!

Jersey Shore Jen has up and moved her blog to Newsworks.Org's news site.  Wherever she posts from, you should follow her as she does a great job covering the Jersey Shore.  Here's her first post at her new home where she tells her new readers about herself, her second post, and her third post.  Once you read those posts you'll see that she's really hit the ground running.

For no particular reason, here's a beautiful Cape May Point Summer Sunset photo for you. Happy Friday!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Symbol of our Country in Cape May Point

Cape May Point's Bird Observatory regularly posts  Field Trip Reports recounting the many birds seen each day at the Point.  Check out the site  both for lists and for photos -- like the bald eagle seen below...recently spotted at the east end of Bunker Pond.  

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Young and the Beachless? As the Beach Turns?

The saga of Cape May's beaches continues.  Here's another Jack Fichter article regarding the government's efforts to replenish the every-washing-away Cape May beach.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Save the Beach

Jack Fichter has written an interesting story about fixing the disappearing beach problem that appears on the Herald's website today.  Worth a read for a more in-depth look than one usually finds regarding the history of the beaches in Cape May and Wildwood.

Here Comes the New Convention Hall

Cape May has created a brochure to read regarding the new Convention Hall.  Fun to watch the idea of the Hall become real.  It's almost summer!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This Job Is Better Than Whatever Other Job You Have

Why Not Try Out To Be An Actor?

CAPE MAY – East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) will have three audition days of open calls for Equity actors. On Sat., March 17 from noon to 4:00 p.m. and on Mon., March 19 from 1:00-5:00 p.m., the call will be at the theater’s venue, The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, NJ. Sign-up for auditions on March 17 begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues through 3:55 p.m.; sign-up on March 19 begins at noon and continues through 4:55 p.m. For the call on March 19 only, Equity actors may contact the theater for a definite time-slot by e-mailing the company at eastlynneco@aol.com. On Tuesday, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the call will be at the Actors’ Equity Audition Center, 165 West 46th St., 2nd Floor, NYC. Sign-up for auditions begins at 8:30 a.m., and continues through 5:00 p.m. Lunch break is from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Non-union actors will be seen as long as no Equity actors are kept waiting.
The company operates under an Equity SPT 3 Contract with rehearsals beginning on Monday two weeks before the opening-performance week, and a Wednesday through Saturday night performance schedule, with two exceptions, which are noted below. All of the rehearsals will be in Cape May.
Artistic Director, Gayle Stahlhuth will be at all auditions and is directing all of the productions. Actors are asked to audition with a brief humorous monologue, or read from “The Poe Mysteries” or “It Pays to Advertise.” Sides will be available at the auditions. Visually-impaired performers may request an advance copy of the sides by e-mailingeastlynneco@aol.com. A reader will be provided for those auditioning with sides.
The Equity Stage Manager is already hired for the season, but since “It Pays to Advertise” has a cast of ten, an Equity ASM will be hired for this show. The ASM will be paid an extra $10 a week above the usual ASM’s salary for taking on a small role in the production as well as the duties of an ASM.
The season opener, “Ruth Draper’s Company of Characters,” is a two-person show revolving around the monologues written and originally performed by Ruth Draper. The two women are already hired for this Equity production, but actors may audition and be considered for this show, should there be a need for a replacement. It runs from June 13-July 21, except there is no show on Wed., July 4, and an added performance on Sun., July 8.
All roles for the other two shows are still available.
Seeking actors for the following: “The Poe Mysteries,” a world premiere written by James Rana, based on three C. Auguste Dupin detective stories (“Murder in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” and “The Purloined Letter”) in which four of the six actors play a multitude of characters in this true ensemble piece, running from July 25-Sept. 1; and “It Pays to Advertise” by Roi Cooper Mergue and Walter Hackett, a screwball comedy from 1914 that proves that “advertising is responsible for everything,” running from Sept. 19-Oct. 13.
(Note: there will be no performance on Wed. Oct. 3, but an added performance on Sun. Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.)
“The Poe Mysteries” (Although it takes place in Paris, no French accents will be used.) : AUGUSTE DUPIN – a highly intelligent, reclusive individual who helped police solve crimes in the 1840s, age range 35-60; HENRY WILLIAMS - an American journalist who is eager to interview Dupin for his newspaper, age range 30-45; ACTOR 1 – plays the Prefect (head of the police department), Dupin’s father, Sailor, and other roles, age range 35-50; ACTOR 2 - plays a professor, Jacques St. Eustache, the Minister, and other roles, age range 30-40; ACTOR 3 – plays Dupin’s mother, Estelle Roget, Agnes, and other roles, age range 35-55; ACTOR 4 – plays Josephine, Marie Roget, secretary, and other roles, age range 20-30.
“It Pays to Advertise:” MARY GRAYSON – a spunky, smart, career-minded woman, played by Carole Lombard in the film, age range 20-30; COMTESSE DE BEAURIEN – clever, street-wise American, who must speak excellent French, age range 35-55; RODNEY MARTIN – born into money and is only convinced to find a job to prove to the woman he loves (Mary) that he’s worth something, age range 25-35; CYRUS MARTIN – Rodney’s father, wealthy, and wants his son to be able to stand on his own two feet, age range 55-70; AMBROSE PEALE – a fast-talking advertising man who goes into business with Mary and Rodney, age range 35-55; DONALD MCCHESNEY – an advertising man, age range 30-45; ELLERY CLARK – son of the man who owns Ivory Soap who would rather paint than run a business, age range 20-30; GEORGE BRONSON – a buyer for Marshall Field, age range 30-55; WILLIAM SMITH, a friend of Cyrus’s, and JOHNSON, the Martin’s butler - played by the same actor, age range 45-60; MARIE, a French maid who must speak French, and MISS BURKE, a secretary – played by the same actor, age range 24-50.
The East Lynne Theater Company is committed to nontraditional casting and equal employment opportunities. Actors wishing to mail pictures and resumes should mail to the office: 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204 – and not to the church. To learn more about the company, go to www.eastlynnetheater.org.

Monday, February 13, 2012

John F. Craig House Blog Going Strong

If you haven't checked out the John F. Craig House's blog recently, you should.  Its most recent post features many of the fantastic dining options in town.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


@cookecapemay, Cape May's Chamber of Commerce President, gives us a look-in at Cape May's light snow-covering this morning.  That's the Higbee Beach area for those of you who don't know -- and John's beautiful golden retriever. Thank you, John!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Seen in a Cape May Parking Meter

The Bethany Beach Bums visited Cape May and then wrote about it on their blog. One of the bums is a photographer and gives us the very cool photo above.  Check out their blog.

Photo by Beach Bum Jim.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Great Cape May Blog for Nature Lovers

Pat and Clay Sutton are well-known naturalists in Cape May County.  You can read about them HERE and check out there blog right here. Pat also has a gardening blog that you can check out, too.  If you want to know about Cape May and the environment, there's is the blog to check out.

Photo of Mourning Cloak moth by Pat Sutton.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Migration to Cape May Point

A very well done story on Cape May Point's role in the Fall bird migration from north to south.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chamber of Commerce on What is Coming in Cape May

Want to know the latest on Cape May? Then Click Here to read the Chamber of Commerce's in-depth run-down of summer plans for Convention Hall, events coming up on the calendar, and some profiles of local businesses.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

Since Cape May is in New Jersey after all, I think I will link to a nice story about New Jersey Giants Coach Tom Coughlin and his charity -- The Jay Fund.  I grew up a Giants fan in Jersey and converted later on to being a Jaguars fan when my new residence (Jacksonville) won the Jaguar franchise in a serious upset. Coughlin is a good coach and more importantly a good man. I've seen him at Sunday Mass on a few occasions, and he NEVER wants any attention. Read the story I've linked to if you want to know a little more about the man. And Go Giants! (I can say that since they're not playing my sad-sack Jaguars.)

P.S. Yes, I called them the New Jersey Giants.  Where do they play ball?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Now that's a "Save the Date" Card

Ali & Sean are getting married at Congress Hall this summer. Check out their Save the Date Card above and the designer who made them at this link.  That's a pretty amazing design. Click the photo above to see the design enlarged -- there are references to the Mad Batter, the Rusty Nail, the Lighthouse, and more.

Card by Swiss Card Designs of Brooklyn.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photos of the Year (2011)

CapeMay.Com updates its website with new articles each month on the 1st of the month.  Today they have published their photos of the day photos of the year for 2011.  Worth looking at -- the Cove is very popular.  No surprise there.