Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Here come the Philly Pops!

Do you want to see Peter Nero & The Philly Pops on Memorial Day Weekend at the New Convention Hall? Well, that will be $150 smackers.  That may sound like a high price, but this is Opening Night. And the prices for the other events planned for this summer (also at that link) are very reasonable.  Congratulations to the City for likely doing what many thought could not be done: opening up the New Convention Hall by Memorial Day Weekend 2012.

Photo courtesy Philly Pops' website.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bed Bath & Beyond Expanding to Cape May Boardwalk?

As the new Bed Bath & Beyond Convention Hall gets set to open in Cape May, here's a little history of the prior Convention Halls to bring you up to speed on how we reached a point where the City of Cape May could build a big box store (complete with a red scrolling LED digital sign) on the boardwalk and call it a Convention Hall.

Photo of New Convention Hall courtesy George Rea Sr. & The Community at Facebook: Cape May Good Times. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beach Chair Scientist Writes About the Fish and Fowl of Cape May County

The Beach Chair Scientist strikes again with a very informational and interesting blog post about Cape May County, the Delaware Bay, and the creatures which live in and around the Bay.  Definitely worth a read.  Thanks to the Beach Chair Scientist for putting together a very thoughtful blog that is always worth a read.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sunset Beach

I can think of few places I'd rather be right now than Sunset Beach. Check out that website for info on the most serene place in the world.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A blog post by somebody else

Nice blog post about Cape May with a few photos... but apparently the blogger does not know that CM has its own Kohr Brothers on the Mall.  Live and learn.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Remembering George Mesterhazy

The Cape May County Herald re-printed its 2008 profile of George Mesterhazy on the web for those of us who missed it the first time --you should read it!  A wonderful article about a wonderful man.  A tremendous loss for Cape May.  CapeMay.Com also has reprinted its profile of George from a few years ago; you can read that here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Take a few days off and miss alot!

Took a few days off from the blog due to life commitments.  With the season heating up, there are many blog posts featuring Cape May to make us all long just a bit more for summer. So without further ado, here you go:

Purplechickadee.com, a birding blog set in Bergen County, New Jersey (north Jersey), visited Cape May over the last few days.  You can see the post here and then click here to scroll through all the birding photos the blogger took.

MorningLightMama, a blogger from Maryland, also recently visited Cape May. Her photos are more personal but several feature various locales around your favorite city and mine.

And one more for good measure:

L'Archivista, the blog of an electronic records archivist, features Cape May this week, as well.  If I understand correctly, Mid-Atlantic area archivists recently had a conference in Cape May.  Here is the main Cape May-related post on the blog.  This blog post features photos but more importantly features some history about each home or locale featured in the photo, as well.

Photo of Cape May beach at dusk courtesy of the L'Archivista blog.

Friday, April 13, 2012

George Mesterhazy has left the building.

George Mesterhazy, popular Merion Inn pianist, and well-known jazz musician, has passed unexpectedly.  Here's video of George at work.  

In this video, you can see the love for playing music in George's face at the two minute mark, and then a wonderful Mesterhazy lead from about the 2:45 to 4:00 minute mark. The whole performance is just a joy. 

Rest in peace.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Space Age Tree Comes to Victorian Cape May

In what is an interesting mash-up of Victorian times with space age times, NASA has donated to Cape May a seedling tree that flew on the space shuttle.  The Colonial House on Washington Street will prominently feature the tree for all to see; the tree is one of 35 seedlings that flew on the Space Shuttle and germinated much more quickly than they would have here on Earth.

That's the Colonial House in the photo; you can see City Hall off to the left in the photo.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thomas Kinkade loved Cape May

Thomas Kinkade, the "Painter of Light," passed away last week, according to this nice obituary in the AC Press.  He vacationed in Cape May and Cape May inspired some of his nicest paintings, including the one pictured above of Jackson Street looking east.  Rest in Peace, Mr. Kinkade.

Monday, April 9, 2012

An Easter Visit to Cape May

What was Cape May like this Easter? Here's Nancy's take.  Nancy is from near Philly and has written about Cape May previously.  You can read about her prior trips to Cape May HERE.  

And thanks to Mary Stewart of Cape May Good Times for the great photo from yesterday's Easter Stroll on the Mall.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter Delivered by The Original Fudge Kitchen!

I've been meaning to order these 100% fudge Easter eggs from the Original Fudge Kitchen for several years, but this year I finally did it! The children loved them, and the Fudge Kitchen went so far as to put my children's nicknames on the eggs.  There were four eggs - but here's two of them, anyway.  Very expensive, but very worth it.  Thanks to the Bogle Brothers and the Original Fudge Kitchen for a great Easter!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ben Miller Column in AC Press on Convention Hall

Ben Miller has a nice opinion piece on why he thinks Cape May should name the new Convention Hall "Mariners' Hall."  You can read it here.

Ghost weekend next weekend.

Next weekend the MAC is sponsoring a 'spine-tingling' weekend featuring everyone's favorite Cape May ghost expert, Craig McManus.  Read this for all the details, including trolley rides and dinner at Aleathea's.

Thursday, April 5, 2012