Saturday, December 29, 2012

Best of 2012 (Post 1 of 2 or 3)

Yeah well I'm kinda stumbling to the finish line for the year here. Life just moving too fast for much blog posting but I hope to fix that in the New Year.  But now, without further ado, the Best Posts of 2012. And by "Best" I basically mean my favorites, mostly picked by month...

January 2012 - First Dawn of 2012

Youtuber DonnaHal spent last New Year's in Cape May. Thankfully, she shared this wonderful Youtube Video with us that includes First Dawn of 2012 on Poverty Beach, and then a variety of other photos/slides from around town. The video:

February 2012 - New Convention Hall Coming Along

The New Convention Hall -- for positive reasons and not-so-positive reasons -- was the story of the year in Cape May.  In this video from February, Mayor Mahaney takes Jack Fichter and the Cape May County Herald on a tour of the still-under-construction-at-the-time New Convention Hall - "the dream as it materializes into reality."

March 2012 - Beach Chair Scientist and Horseshoe Crabs

The BeachChair Scientist is one of my favorite nature bloggers. In this post from last March, I linked to her insights into horseshoe crabs.  I highly recommend following the Beach Chair Scientist if you love the natural side of Cape May (and the shore in general).

April 2012 Rest in Peace George Mesterhazy

Many loved ones with Cape May connections passed in 2012, but certainly one of the great losses of the year occurred in April when George Mesterhazy of the Merion Inn passed away. George brought joy to so many people with his piano playing and love for life.  Recquiesat in Pace.

Here's a wonderful tribute film to George that tells you about him and shows him in action. Watch it:

More Best of Posts tomorrow.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Planning 2012

Are you looking for things to do in Cape May for Christmas and New Year's? As usual, the best place to look is at CapeMay.Com -- CLICK HERE for their comprehensive run-down of activities in town.

If you have children and plan to be in the Cape May area for New Year's, the Ocean City First Night Celebration looks like alot of fun.  Click here for the schedule of activities.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

TedX Cape May: The Videos

Earlier this year Cape May Forum hosted a Tedx Event about Re-creation and Recreation.  The speakers include Curtis Bashaw of Cape Resorts and Jack Morey of Morey's Piers. You can watch all the speakers at the Youtube link below, either in order or you can skip ahead to watch the ones you want.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Strength in Unity

Here's a nice article about David Macomber creating a mural for Sandy victims in Wildwood. David's wife used to run the pottery studio next to Louie's Pizza.  Very sweet people.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A little news during the quiet month of December

The State of New Jersey Legislature is considering changing the law so that local communities cannot collect beach tag fees, i.e., beach access should become free.  Not so fast, according to local officials as quoted in CapeMayCountyHerald.Com.

JerseyShoreJen has a nice story about Cape May doing well after Sandy.  Read the article at the Newsworks site right HERE.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cape May is Pinteresting

I've written about Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr... so I suppose it's time I link to a Pinterest board about Cape May.  Check it out for many great photos of our favorite city.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Off the Historic Watch List

One of Cape May's Historic Homes

CapeMayCountyHerald.Com reports that Cape May is Off the Historic Watch List maintained by the National Park Service.  That Cape May was added to the list had been considered a black mark on Mayor Mahaney's record so he's either lucky or blessed that the Park Service decided to remove the City from the list.