Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ghostbusting on the Beach

The Cape May Chamber of Commerce ends this year's Movie Night on the Beach series with a summer classic from 1984: Ghostbusters.  Check it out this Thursday night on Stockton Beach by Convention Hall.  Anyone who remembers summers in the '80s in Cape May knows that each summer a movie and a song dominated the landscape in a way that movies and songs don't really achieve anymore.  In 1984, there is no question that Ghostbusters was that movie, although I suppose Purple Rain was a close second.  Ray Parker, Jr.'s theme song was one of the songs of that summer (as was Prince's When Doves Cry, but again I'd put that a close second).  Of course, if we're talking Jersey and talking 1984, Bruce Springsteen's blockbuster Born in the USA album also dominated the music scene, with Dancing in the Dark being his big hit that summer.

Perhaps Ghostbusters seems bigger than those other songs (and movie) to me in part because I was young (13) at the time, and Ghostbusters made more of an impression.  But anyway, I think it's a great pick for the final summer movie of the Movie Night on the Beach series for 2012.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Nutty Weather in the News

Nutty weather in Cape May this weekend. Read about it HERE.  There was nuttier weather a year ago today in Cape May, thanks to Hurricane Irene. Read Jersey Shore Jen's look back right HERE.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Point after Dusk

I may post a link later today to Jersey Shore Jen's recap of last year's hurricane adventure. But in the meantime, here's a nice photo of Sunset Beach after dusk, taken from the Alexander Street Jetty.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

How to Train Your Dragon Tonight on the Beach!

Movies on the Beach!

The Cape May Chamber of Commerce presents How to Train Your Dragon tonight as the week's selection for Movies on the Beach. I promise you will enjoy yourself if you check this out!  Should start around 8:30 pm on the beach next to the "Beach House" restaurant (the old Henry's on the Beach/Ocean Deck Restaurant location).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pledge to Fledge this Thursday

Cape May Point State Park hosts a Pledge to Fledge Event this Thursday from 3pm to 6pm.  "Pledge to Fledge" encourages people to take up bird watching.  The Park will allow children free admission to the Lighthouse, and birders will show off raptors for the children, along with other activities.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Froth Blowing Contest Coming Soon!

A fire broke out at Wallace's Cafe in the harbor area on Saturday evening. Thankfully, no one was hurt.   And although I'm a bit early, I figured I'd remind everyone that the annual Ugly Mug Froth Blowing Contest is coming soon. Last year I believe it had to be rescheduled b/c of Hurricane Irene.  This year they've pushed it back to September 9th.  The news gives me the chance to feature the Mug in my Sign of the Day series.  Have a great Monday!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blue Dresses Check In, But They Don't Check Out

I will never get tired of this sign and hotel, which sits at the  end of the Washington Street Mall one block in from the Victorian Motel.  I think they should add a tag line to the sign: "Blue dresses check in, but they don't check out."

I wonder if the name Clinton will ever be separated from the blue dress.  I doubt it.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Red Lemon Monkey Tree?

Your Sign of the Day is The Lemon Tree ... ummm, I mean Red Monkey Grill.  Has anyone tried this restaurant yet? It looks pretty much like The Lemon Tree although I suppose the food choices may differ.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Summer Sunday

If I had to pick one favorite place on Cape May island, I would have a hard time not picking the above-photographed place: the Alexander Street Jetty in Cape May Point.  It's where the ocean meets the bay, and on a Sunday morning before Church my son and I always try to get a few hours fishing in there. Anywho....

A bunch of events lined up for today.  Promenade Crafts Show starts at 10am, A concert at the Rotary Bandstand at 8pm, and lots of other things in between.  Have a great day!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tales of the Victorians At the Mission Inn Today

Go see the East Lynne Theatre's Tales of the Victorians today at the Mission Inn -- 4pm.  Reasonably priced and definitely worth the price of admission.  Want more info? Here you go:

It’s the 23rd Anniversary of TALES! Storytellers include Lee O’Connor, Stephanie Garrett, Michele LaRue, Suzanne Longacre, and Hope Gaines - all ready to serve up tantalizing tales along with tea-time treats.
Time is 4:00pm: Thursdays in the summer and Saturdays in the fall, still for $10, with anyone age 12 and under free and welcome! Contact ELTC to make reservations and verify locations.
   *June 21: The Butterfly Tea Room, 109 Sunset Blvd.
   *June 28: The Mad Batter, 19 Jackson Street
   *July 5: The Dormer House, 800 Columbia Avenue
   *July 12: The Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard Street
   *July 19: The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street
   *July 26: The Cliveden Inn, 709 Columbia Avenue
    *Aug. 2: Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Avenue
    *Aug. 9: The Mission Inn, 1117 New Jersey Avenue
     *Aug. 16: Peter Shields Inn,1301 Beach Avenue
   *Aug. 23: Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Avenue
    *Aug. 30: The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street
     *Sat. Oct. 6: The Cliveden Inn, 709, Columbia Avenue

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

National Lighthouse Day was .... Yesterday!

Sentinel of the Jersey Cape (photo by yours truly)
Yesterday was National Lighthouse Day.  OOPS! Not the kind of thing I usually miss.  So, belatedly, here's my National Lighthouse Day blog post.  To learn more about the history of Cape May's Lighthouse, click HERE.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

US Lifesaving Championships Start Tomorrow

Tomorrow thru Saturday at Grant Street Beach and the surrounding area, you can find the USLA's National Lifeguard Championships.  This should be a great deal of fun to watch.  If you're in town, expect traffic!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ricky Nelson & The Sign of the Day

I can't recall ever eating at Cappeletti's but certainly the sign makes me feel like I'm on the CM boardwalk, and that's a good thing!

And at 8pm tonight on the boardwalk the big event is "Ricky Nelson Remembered," a tribute to Ricky Nelson taking place at the new Convention Hall as part of the Stockton Goes to the Beach summer concert series.  Tickets are only $30 and the event stars Ricky's two children, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, who formed the rock group "Nelson" oh so many years ago. Now they do a tribute show to their dad, and I'm sure the show will be fun.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Time for Best of Cape May Poll

CapeMay.Com is running their Annual Best of Cape May poll again. Click HERE to answer the questions.  This is always fun.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Baby Parade!

Today is the 80th Annual Baby Parade, led by Miss New Jersey and Cape May's illustrious Mayor Mahaney.  You don't want to miss what I'm sure will be an adorable sight! Parade starts at 11am and I believe it runs from Congress Hall to Convention Hall, if I recall correctly.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Beach Movie Tonight: Field of Dreams

Last week I was lucky enough to watch Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with several other Hobbit-fans in the most serene place -- the beach in Cape May.  It was a beautiful night with a nice breeze, and watching a movie in that setting was nearly Heaven on Earth.  If you're in town today, I highly recommend heading to the beach by Convention Hall (in front of The Inn of Cape May, more or less) and checking out Field of Dreams.  A great movie, a great city, a great beach. I'm sure it will be a great time.  Show will start at about 8:30pm.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Stuff on the Blog

The Cove

Well, I tried to change the look of the blog but I didn't like it much so other than the top photograph I guess it will stay the same.  BUT... let me point out a few changes that are not so obvious as the look. One, I have linked to a new Cape May-related website called CapeMayResort.Com run by Ryan Reclaim.  Ryan has quickly created a very nice Cape May-related site and he also tweets a daily run-down of the news; you can find that news link by following Ryan on Twitter right HERE. Ryan's resort site is in my links to the right.

Also, I have finally updated the webcam links that had been broken for quite a while. You will find a link to the Cove webcam right here and also over in the links section of this page and you can look here to see the webcam that looks out at the beach from the top of Cabanas Bar. That link is also permanently on the right side of the page with the other Cape May links.

Have a great day, everyone!