Friday, March 30, 2012

The Birds are Talking

Ask the Birds and They Will Tell You is a birding blog.  The blogger, Bill Bossman, is from South Dakota and spent two days in Cape May recently. Those two days led to not one, not two, but TEN BLOG POSTS about the birds of Cape May, and many photos.  One of those photos is posted above. Check out Ask the Birds and They Will Tell You.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Local H.S. Prom to be First Event at New Convention Hall

According to Shore News Today, the local high school's Prom is scheduled to be the first event at the new Convention Hall in early May.  I think many people were dubious that the Hall would be ready for a Memorial Day opening.  Looks like the builders, contractors, etc., pulled it off.  Kudos to them for a job done on time and purportedly on budget, if not under.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Approaching!

Easter is coming and the best place to order your Easter chocolate is The Original Fudge Kitchen. Here's a commercial to show you why (I have posted this commercial three years running at this point, but it never gets old).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A New Yorker in Cape May's Court

Interesting video below in that it starts in Wildwood but it predominantly features our beloved Cape May. I found the video at this blog entry about a New Yorker's off-season visit to Cape May.  Both the video and the blog entry are worth your time.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ocean Drive Marathon 2012

Yesterday the Ocean Drive Marathon -- from Cape May's Congress Hall to Sea Isle City -- took place. @CapeMayPoint Chris was nice enough to record the beginning and then allow me to post the video here.  You get to see Congress Hall, and a bunch of excited runners, in this video. Congrats to all the runners! You can read about the winners in the AC Press right here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Photos by JustBob Images worth a look

Robert Lott is a retired Dupont engineer who now specializes in photography and blogs at JustBob Images. That's his haunting Cape May beach photo above.  Check out his site for many other very interesting photos like this one (but not of Cape May).

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cape May Point General Store to Open Restaurant

Cape May Point residents and visitors have an old but new restaurant to visit this summer. I'm looking forward to checking this out. Thanks to Cape May Times for the story.

Yes, that photo has nothing to do with this news. I love that sign, one of my favorites (among many) in Cape May.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Morning You Sure Look Fine

The Butterfly Diary is writing about Cape May again.  With lots of great photos of areas not often photographed in Cape May. That photo above, however, is not from the Butterfly Diary. It's a photo taken last summer at the Point.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butterfly Diary visits Cape May

The Butterfly Diary is a blog devoted to the travel adventures of a journalist named Charu Suri.  She visited Cape May recently and wrote about it here.  Her husband takes the photos; that's his photo of the Washington Street Mall at the top of this post. He took many photos of the trip -- click right here to see them all.

Washington Street Mall photo by Matthew Minucci.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Hall Coming Along; What About Children's Dances?

The New Convention Hall is coming along, according to this story from NBC40 of Atlantic City. I wish the City would address whether the old children's dances with the Al Raymond Orchestra are coming back (obviously it would have to be a differently-named Orchestra since Al has moved on to the Great Gig in the Sky).  It would be a shame if the City ended that great tradition.  I hope an intrepid reporter (hint: Jack Fichter) will ask the City Manager what the plans are for the children's dances.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Virginia Hotel Cottages Get Rave Video Review

Curtis Bashaw's marketing people are genius.  I have seen so many positive reviews of Curtis's properties written and produced by guests of his hotel.  I understand that some of these reviews are put together after the Cape Resorts Group has given discounts or what have you to the reviewers, but you can't BS a review   like this.  Here's another one:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Winter Snowbird

This little guy has spent the winter in Cape May Point.  Am I jealous? Yes!

He is  a broad-tailed hummingbird, the first ever spotted in Cape May.  You can read more about him here at the Freiday Bird Blog or here at the Cape May Bird Observatory site

Thanks to Michael O'Brien for the photo!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ash Wednesday Storm 50 years ago

A number of old 8mm films have been posted to the web showing the destruction in Cape May caused by the Ash Wednesday Storm in 1962. In this video you can see the Beach Theatre, up and down Beach drive, The Colonial, and many more spots you'll know. But they don't look like you remember them.  Thank you to the you-tuber who posted it.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lighthouse Oil Painting

You can find this wonderful oil painting of the lighthouse right here. And if you want to see the rest of the "Wayside Artist's" work, click here to see his blog.

Cape May Lighthouse by Nanine.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Check out Wildwood Weather

Don't know how I've missed it before, but there's a blog about Wildwood Weather that's called, well, "Wildwood Weather."  Many great photos at the blog, like the one I've posted above.

Edit: apparently I had seen the blog before b/c I posted a link and photo from the blog before.  I suppose that means I've been doing this awhile since I have no memory of posting a link or even seeing that blog!