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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Oprah was in Cape May This Weekend But This Tweet is the Tweet of the Weekend




The Horseshoe Crabs are Back in Town

According to local reports, the horseshoe crabs have shown up in large numbers the last several days. Last year's horseshoe crabs showed up in huge numbers, but this year the numbers seem down. Anyway, thanx to the magic of "Vine" - a social media format that I suspect is going to go the way of the Dodo Bird - @CookeCapeMay has shown us some of the crabs we can find at Higbee's:




Friday, June 28, 2013

Children's Dancing Back for Another Summer at the New Convention Hall




Thursday, June 27, 2013

Looking for a Job?

Seems like there are worse places in the world to work. There are two year-round jobs available at the moment working for the City of Cape May:

Year Round, Full-Time
    Chief Financial Officer 
Chief Financial Officer – City of Cape May is seeking a Chief Financial Officer
employment@capemaycity.com 
    Code Enforcement Officer
Code Enforcement Officer – City of Cape May is seeking a full-time code enforcement officer. 
employment@capemaycity.com


Good luck to you if you apply!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunset Beach Press Release is a Nice Read

Destination of Sunset Beach Gift Shops, Sunset Beach, New Jersey was Voted Top 25 Beaches in the Nation by Trip Advisor 2013

Trip Advisor Rated Sunset Beach New Jersey Top 25 beaches of 2013 in New Jersey. Destination of Sunset Beach Gift Shops, Cape May Diamonds, Sunken concrete ship USS Atlantus, and the evening flag ceremony, Sunset Beach receives thousands of visitors each year.

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Sunset Beach, NJ (PRWEB) June 24, 2013
We are proud to announce that Sunset Beach, home to the Cape May Diamonds, sunken ship U.S.S “Atlantus” and the evening Flag ceremony, has been voted top 25 beaches in the United States by Trip Advisor.
Sunset Beach is one of the East Coast’s most unique beaches. Located at the very tip of Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Beach offers an unobstructed view of spectacular sunsets over the waters of the Delaware Bay. Atmospheric conditions caused by the inter-action of sea breezes across the bay waters create remarkable colors as the sun sinks below the horizon.
Located where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, this free beach is known for its abundance inCape May Diamonds. These gems are pure quartz crystals and when polished, cut, and faceted, have the appearance of a genuine diamond. Gorgeous jewelry pieces made from the Cape May Diamonds are sold in the Sunset Beach Gift Shops.
For over 50 years just off the coast of Sunset Beach lies the concrete ship USS Atlantus. Thousands of visitors come annually to view the cracked, weather beaten hull and watch the sunset over the remains of the ship.
Each night from Memorial Day to September 30th, about an hour before the most amazing sunsets, stop by Sunset Beach for our Evening Flag Ceremony. Every flag flown at Sunset Beach since 1971 has been a casket flag honoring a United States Veteran. A particular veteran’s casket flag is flown every day. During the ceremony, before the playing of Kate Smith’s God Bless America and the National Anthem, a brief biography about that veteran is read. As the flag is lowered before a setting sun, taps plays and concludes the evening ceremony. Don’t miss out on this moving and emotional event during your time in Cape May.
After a day of fun on the beach, searching for Cape May Diamonds, watching the dolphins jump by the Concrete shipwreck, and participating in the evening flag ceremony; take some time to experience a scenic round of miniature golf. Browse a selection of unique gifts in one of our three gift shops and see why Sunset Beach is rated one of the top shopping destinations on the east coast. Be sure to grab a bite to eat from the Sunset Beach Grille.
Don’t just take our word for it, come and see why Trip Advisor rated Sunset Beach top 25 beaches in the nation.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Family Fun Days at the CMP Lighthouse

CAPE MAY - The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, becomes a beacon for family fun this summer during Family Fun Days. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities like pirate hat-making, along with performers, kid-friendly entertainment and crafts vendors, all at the base of the lighthouse. Climb the 199 steps to the top and enjoy the best view in Cape May.
Family Fun Days are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 3 - July 31 and Aug. 14. Admission is free to activities and there is a separate admission to climb the lighthouse: $7 for adults and $3 for children (ages 3-12). New in 2013! From July 19 - Aug. 1, one child climbs free with each paying adult. The entrance to Cape May Lighthouse is located at 215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point.
Family Fun Days are sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), 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 these and all of 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 atwww.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508.
For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teddy Bear Picnics joined by Princess & Pirate Lunches this Summer at the Physick Estate

CAPE MAY - Children have fun during themed luncheons at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of Cape May's Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. This summer don't miss the new Princesses & Pirates Luncheons - one of many fun family events sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) - featuring princess dress-up, mani-pedis and etiquette tips for the girls, and pirate gear, pirate walking and balloon swords for the boys. There's a story, too!
Fridays at 11:30 a.m. from July 5 through Aug. 23. $23 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12), includes lunch. Teddy Bear Tea Parties, also at the Carriage House Café and Tearoom, include kid-friendly menus and teddy bear music with Miss Jeanne and Mocha the Bear. Attendees hear stories and take home a goody bag! $18 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). Teddy Bear Tea Parties are offered Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sundays, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 at 12 p.m. Events are sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), 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 atwww.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations atwww.capemaylodging.com.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Here's a photo from a few years ago of my rugrats with their granddad (and my wife is hidden there too) in Cape May on their way to the Sunset ceremony at the Cove.

I hope y'all have a great day!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Harbor Fest Tomorrow


Date: June 15, 2013 from 10am to 5pm on Delaware Avenue in Cape May, NJ
Harbor Fest is a celebration of seafood and song; the sea, its culture, its economy and its ecology. Cape May's beautiful harbor will provide the overall setting for Harbor Fest, while most land based activities will be held at or near the Nature Center. Located just adjacent to the Coast Guard Base and the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Center is situated directly ashore from the harbor's "anchor-out" zone and across the harbor from Cape May's various marinas. Venues around the harbor will be accessible by trolley.
  • Harbor and street festival
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Scallop challenge
  • Nature programs
  • Food and seafood
  • Kids' activities
  • Beer garden
  • Live music
  • Kayaking
Since its inception as a whaling village in the 17th Century, Cape May's economy and culture has been linked to the sea. But with the promise comes a challenge. Harbor Fest is intended to heighten awareness and appreciation of this fragile resource.

For more info, click HERE. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Army of Freshmen to Play Benefit Concert for Beloved Teacher




The Concert for Mr. Mathis to take place Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Lower Cape May Regional High School in Cape May, New Jersey

Students, faculty and alumni band together for an evening of celebration and appreciation to help raise funds for a beloved teacher. Event to be headlined by California’s Army of Freshmen.

Paul J. Mathis has been an English teacher at Lower Cape May Regional and the director of the school’s theater program and musicals for over 30 years. He’s the type of teacher whose unwavering passion and spirit has influenced thousands of students over the years, many of whom have gone on to their own career in the arts.

Now, those same students, faculty and alumni whom Mr. Mathis has influenced have spontaneously come together to hold a night of celebration and appreciation for their teacher and friend, who is currently experiencing health issues.

Headlining the benefit concert will be Ventura, California’s Army of Freshmen, an internationally known rock band that was formed by Cape May born and raised Chris Jay, a graduate of LCMR. Army of Freshmen have performed over 1,500 shows in 15 countries and 43 states, have been heard and seen in several films and TV shows and recently released their critically acclaimed 5th full length record.

“I can honestly say that Mr. Mathis is the most influential teacher and mentor I’ve ever had”, explains Jay. “He has been an inspiration throughout my career, and I am humbled to be a part of this celebration by bringing out Army of Freshmen to take part in it. It’s going to be a very special night with much love, positive energy and friends in one place, and no one deserves such recognition right now more than Mr. Mathis.”

 The bill also includes LCMR alumni, Adam Mcdonough, a burgeoning singer songwriter now based in the New York City area, as well as Stellar Mojo, the popular South Jersey band that features LCMR alumni, along with, Old School, an all teacher band featuring some of Mr. Mathis’ closest friends.

The night will also feature a guest appearance by Jeff Coon, an LCMR graduate who has gone onto fame in the world of theater and first worked under Mr. Mathis in several high school musicals.

In addition, several LCMR alumni will be presenting a dance tribute to Mr. Mathis featuring a medley of past musicals and the night will also feature a massive array of raffle prizes.

It promises to be a special event to honor a man who has spent his life giving so much.

The event is sponsored by TRI-M Music Honor Society.

Donations, as well as raffle prizes, are greatly appreciated. Please contact Mr. J’s Music Shop at 609-886-4646 for more information.

Proceeds from the event to benefit the Mathis Family and the Love of Linda Fund.

Event Listing and Contact Information:

The Concert For Mr. Mathis        
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Paul W. Schmidtchen Theatre
Lower Cape May Regional High School
697 Route 9, Cape May, New Jersey

Doors open: 5 pm; Show: 6 pm

Line Up: Army of Freshmen, Adam Mcdonough, Stellar Mojo, Old School and special guests.

Tickets - 10 dollars. Youth and Students -  5 dollars.

Advance tickets available online at www.mathisconcert.com, in person at Mr. J’s Music Shop, 201 Townbank Road, North Cape May, New Jersey or by calling 609-886-4646.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Escape the Cape!

Certainly the big news from the weekend is the rousing success of the First "Escape the Cape" Triathlon, which involved the participants beginning the race by jumping off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry then swimming, biking, and running around North Cape May and even a bit of Cape Island.  Crazy but looks like it was exciting! Here are some videos: