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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers Play Convention Hall Tonight!

Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers play new songs written by Zoe but with the sound of traditional country music. I am seriously impressed that the City of Cape May is bringing someone like her to town - an up and comer with talent but not a huge audience yet. She and her band are playing the new Convention Hall tonight, and if you're in the area and you like roots music - country, Americana, even the more-country side of the Eagles and Neil Young - then I think you should find your way to this concert tonight at 8pm. Wish I was there.  Here she is with her band playing "You Only Believe Me When I'm Lying" --



Very cool.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Businesses in Town


Traditionally, the great Susan Tischler writes an article at the beginning of the summer regarding all the new businesses in town.  This year, Exit Zero has beaten her to the punch and published their version of that article before Susan's is posted on CapeMay.Com (probably on June 1).  Click HERE to read the entire Exit Zero summary of all the new businesses in town; here's a snippet:

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013


First of all, thank you to the soldiers who gave their lives so that we could live to enjoy the freedom we have in the United States.

Second, I'd like to thank you for visiting. Today marks the fourth anniversary of the day I began the blog, and I have enjoyed getting to know many of you in these last four years. In those four years, I have developed many friendships because of this blog and it inspired me to take the New Jersey Bar. Be sure to look for my lawyer's shingle in Cape May soon.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wildwood Gold

This is a fantastic 1950s-era Wildwood promotional video. Just gold right here.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nature Center the Place to be this Summer for Kids


CAPE MAY - The Nature Center of Cape May has something for everyone.
• Summer camps for children from Pre-K to 16
• Salt Marsh Safaris
• Fishing and crabbing opportunities
• Naturalist led bike tours, beachcombing and scavenger hunts
• Kayak rentals and guided tours
• Weekly campfires and story telling
• Gardening and birding programs
• Plus so much more.... not to mention the very best view of Cape May Harbor and the most awesome sunsets imaginable, the Nature Center must be experienced to be believed.
Always passionate, forever fun and invariably creative, the Nature Center of Cape May is your one stop for all things nature for kids of all ages this summer. Get hooked! There’s no place like it on earth.
Call 609-898-8848 for information; visit us at 1600 Delaware Avenue, or on the web: www.NJAudubon.org/Centers/NCCM.
- Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Let's Go Golfing!

As the summer approaches, the local papers are featuring fun things to do down theshore. Today? mini-golf - although they missed Ocean Putt, which is my favorite. They did mention Stockton Golf, which gives me the opportunity to re-start my Monday blog post stand-by, the Cape May Sign of the Day.

Have a good week! Next up, Memorial Day Weekend!!! One of best weekends of the year and the fourth anniversary of this silly little blog, to boot!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cape May Music Festival from May 26 thru June 13


CAPE MAY — Come to Cape May and experience sweet sounds by the seaside during the 24th annual Cape May Music Festival, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), from May 26 through June 13.
The Cape May Music Festival is winner of the 2012 People Choice Awards for “Favorite Music Festival,” administered by the Discover Jersey Arts program of ArtPride New Jersey. Now in its fifth year, the People’s Choice Awards honor the work of arts organizations over the past year and the devotion of their fans. More than 60 nonprofit arts groups were nominated by members of the arts community in 14 categories. With nearly 7,000 people casting their ballots, winners were chosen from all over the Garden State and announced Feb. 5.
The Cape May Music Festival offers something for every musical taste. Classical music lovers will welcome the return of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, the New York Chamber Ensemble, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, while the World Traditions series will appeal to lovers of jazz, American classic country, Irish and brass band music.
Opening the 24th annual Cape May Music Festival on May 26 at 8 p.m. is the 35-piece Atlantic Brass Band, a long time Cape May favorite, under the baton of Salvatore Scarpa. The Atlantic Brass Band returns to present a rousing concert of American music perfect for a Memorial Day weekend celebration! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a summer evening of traditional brass music by this award-winning ensemble. The concert is at Rotary Bandstand, on Lafayette Street between Decatur and Jackson Streets, and admission is free.
On May 28 at 8 p.m. enjoy the New York Chamber Ensemble performing a harp and voice program entitled “The Heart of the Matter: Beautiful French and American music for instruments and voice,” featuring Wonjung Kim, soprano, and Stacey Shames, harp, at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets. The program consists of Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Ravel’s Five Popular Greek Melodies, Jimmy Roberts’ The Heart of the Matter: a blues for soprano and clarinet, Debussy/Fauré’s Songs on poems of Paul Verlaine, and Debussy’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp. General admission is $20, seniors $15 and students $5.
On May 30, at 8 p.m. making her Cape May debut, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers perform at Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Muth has been called Seattle’s Emmylou, and when you hear her sing, it may be hard to believe she was born and raised in the Great Northwest. The combination of her inventive songwriting, true-blue twang, and rock solid country band, the Lost High Rollers, has led critics to call her one of the best up and coming interpreters of classic country music. General admission is $25, seniors $20 and students $10.
On June 2 at 8 p.m., Girsa performs traditional Irish music in a free concert at Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. “Girsa” means young girl in Gaelic. This group’s precocity and passion combine impressively on their self-titled debut recording, which sold out its first run of a thousand copies in less than two months. “This music is simply exquisite...these young ladies have a refreshing sound that shows a deep, abiding respect for the tradition,” according to renowned Irish fiddler Brian Conway. McDermott’s Handy opens for Girsa and brings their strong vocals backed by a wide array of traditional Irish instruments to the stage. Admission is free. This concert is co-sponsored by the City of Cape May.
On June 4, at 8 p.m., The New York Chamber Ensemble performs a baroque program entitled, “A Musical Offering for BACHcombers,” featuring harpsichordist Bradley Brookshire at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets. The program consists of J. S. Bach’s Violin Sonata in E Major, Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts, J. S. Bach’s Trio Sonata and Two Ricercares from “A Musical Offering,” Purcell’s Incidental music to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” and Telemann’s Quartet in D Minor. General admission is $20, seniors $15 and students $5.
On June 6 at 8 p.m., the Bay-Atlantic Symphony performs a program of music entitled, “Folk and Fashion,” at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., including Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Guitar RV 93 in D, Major with Max Zuckerman on guitar; Heitor Villa Lobos’ Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, A501 with Max Zuckerman on guitar and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, K.201. General admission is $25, seniors $20 and students $10.
On June 9 at 8 p.m., come to Cape May Convention Hall to celebrate with friends and fans during the George Mesterhazy Tribute concert. George’s trio returns with guests Barry Miles, Paula Johns and Joe Barrett for another tribute from the Great American Songbook, remembering and CMMF Overview 3 celebrating the musical legacy of Cape May’s favorite jazz pianist. General admission is $25, seniors $20 and students $10. Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton.
On June 11 at 8 p.m., the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players perform a program from the classical repertoire on their “Golden Age” string instruments at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets. General admission $20, seniors $15 and students $5.
Bringing the festival to a close on June 13 at 8 p.m., the New York Chamber Ensemble celebrates its all-stars in a performance entitled “The Gypsy in Us,” at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets. The program consists of Willson Osborne’s Rhapsody for Solo Clarinet, Kodaly’s Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, and features Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, a masterpiece of the chamber music canon. General admission is $20, seniors $15 and students $5.
In addition to these evening concerts, come to the Carriage House Café & Tearoom located on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. for Bach’s Lunches, miniconcerts by members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, where you can enjoy an elegant Tea Luncheon and intimate afternoon concert under the tent. Admission is $30 per person. Bach’s Lunches are Wednesdays, May 29, June 5 and June 12.
The Cape May Music Festival is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) with funding by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation. For further information or to purchase tickets call 609-884-5404 or order online at www.capemaymac.org. To purchase tickets for Cape May Convention Hall concerts, call 609-884-9565 or go online at www.capemayconventionhall.org.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day 2013!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there.  Above you will find a photo of my brother and I with my mother getting ready for a great dinner at the Colonial Hotel (the Inn of Cape May). I suspect this photo is from 1979 or so. And below you will find a picture of the love of my life & the mother of my four children (that's the one on the left) and my Mom on the right... 20 years ago.


Happy Mother's Day!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

#STTS : Stronger Than The Storm



New Jersey has commissioned a great new website to  highlight all the vacation opportunities at the Shore, as well as all the help available for recovery from Sandy to residents & businesses.  The website is StrongerThanTheStorm.Com and look for the hashtag #STTS on Twitter. Check it out!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project: "Monarchists" raise funds for Monarch Monitoring Project during World Series of Birding

Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project: "Monarchists" raise funds for Monarch Monitoring Project: Click the link to read about upcoming World Series of Birding and how our butterflyists (?) will use the event to grow the butterfly project.  Win-win!

And speaking of the World Series of Birding, HERE's a NYTimes.Com article about the WSOB.  Making the big time!




Friday, May 3, 2013

Author of A Favorite Cape May Book to Speak Tomorrow at the Physick Estate




CAPE MAY - New Jersey author, Emil R. Salvini, will be greeting members of the public and signing copies of his book, "Historic Cape May, New Jersey - The Summer City by the Sea," at the Carriage House Gallery Shop at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., on May 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The book signing coincides with the second weekend of Cape May's 18th Annual Spring Festival, co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May. "Historic Cape May, New Jersey - The Summer City by the Sea" is a history of Cape May's growth from a quiet village to America's first seaside resort town.
Emil R. Salvini created and hosts the popular PBS series "Tales of the Jersey Shore." He served two terms as a member of Cape May's Historic Preservation Commission and is a life member of the Cape May County Historical Society. He is the author of "Hobey Baker, American Legend" - honored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities - and the acclaimed "Boardwalk Memories: Tales of the Jersey Shore" and "Jersey Shore: Vintage Images of Bygone Days." This versatile historian is both a careful scholar and an excellent storyteller. A graduate of William Paterson University and Harvard University, he lives with his wife in Wayne, N.J., and together they stroll the boardwalks as often as possible.
"Historic Cape May, New Jersey - Summer City By the Sea," published in 2012 by The History Press, of Charleston, S.C., is available for purchase at the shop. The Carriage House Gallery Shop is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.