Saturday, August 31, 2013

Oprah on the Wildwood Boardwalk Last Night!

RT @GayleKing: Stars they are just like us! On the boardwalk in wildwood NJ ! And the boardwalk looks great New… http://instagram.com/p/dqOEJiMn8J/

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery...

Well lookee lookee! CapeMay.Com has started a blog.  And it's called the CapeMay.Com Blog! Awfully close to the "Cape May Blog" name but I appreciate that the neighborhood Bigfoot didn't just take the name of this little ole' blog outright.

And of course, I am a big fan of CapeMay.Com as I have followed it since nearly the day it started (way back in the Stone age of 1998 or so). Kudos to Bernie Haas (a/k/a @obee111) and Susan Tischler (a/k/a @susan_tischler) for a great website, a great magazine, and now a great blog.

....................A Hungry Teacher....................: Red Store

....................A Hungry Teacher....................: Red Store:     Red Store Cape May Point, NJ Final Grade: B             In the past 3 weeks, I have called this place the wrong name too ...


Nice review, check it out!


Governor Christie continues shore tour, visits Cape May

Governor Christie continues shore tour, visits Cape May: A large crowd of residents, visitors and business owners helped welcome Governor Chris Christie as he continues his tour of the shore.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant

Joy wondering why Dad hasn't filled her food bowl.

This past weekend the Rusty Nail/Beach Shack hosted it's First Annual Doggie Beauty Pageant.  Read about it HERE. The dog above is @cookecapemay's golden retriever Joy, who should have won the competition! I understand she won a portion of the competition but not the final overall.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Jason Eng of Sony Shares Some Great Cape May Photos

This summer through the magic of Twitter I discovered that Jason Eng, a senior social media strategist and community manager for Sony Professional Solutions of America, was spending time in Cape May and posting great photos to his many social media accounts. Jason, who lives in NYC, was nice enough to allow me to post some of his amazing photos to my blog.  These beautiful photos were taken with a Sony NEX-F3 camera.  And by the way, if you are a photography enthusiast, I highly recommend following Jason on Twitter or his other social media outlets. Here is his Twitter page and his about.me page, and here's his Instagram account and here's his Tumblr

Thanks, Jason!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Random Photo of the Day

I wonder when this will be fixed? It's Beach DRIVE, people! Get it straight!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Visit to the Lobster House

If you like cooking videos, you may want to watch this. To see the Lobster House skip to 2:45.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Storm Kites and Castles event Cape's first tourism boost from Sandy aid - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Breaking News

Storm Kites and Castles event Cape's first tourism boost from Sandy aid - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Breaking News

Nice Story about yesterday's Stronger Than the Storm Event in Cape May at the Cove.  Personally, I find it ridiculous the way the media has politicized the Stronger than the Storm campaign.  It's a classic example of dirty politics - attack your opponent's strength so as to make it a weakness - but what bothers me is the media doing Governor Christie's opponents' bidding.  I have been amazed at the bias in some mainstream journalists I follow on Twitter. They do not even make a pretense of objectivity. Anyway, here's part of the AC Press story, read the whole thing:

Storm Kites and Castles event Cape's first tourism boost from Sandy aid

CAPE MAY - Residents and vacationers at a Stronger Than the Storm event on the Second Avenue beach Saturday expressed relief Hurricane Sandy did not hurt Cape May as much as it did other communities.
The message at the Storm Kites and Castles tourism event was the New Jersey Shore is back and stronger than Hurricane Sandy.
About 300 people, mostly families, gathered to build sandcastles and fly kites. Stronger Than the Storm spokeswoman Shannon Eis said it was the first time the consumer campaign focused on Sandy recovery had come to Cape May County.
"We prioritized more on towns that were heavily impacted by the storm," Eis said.
The $25 million state tourism campaign is funded by the federal disaster aid package that was approved by Congress earlier this year. The campaign to boost the state's $38 billion tourism industry is managed by the state Economic Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Kim Downes said although the Cape May region did not experience as much storm damage as elsewhere, the economy was hurt because of the incorrect outside perception the shore wasn't ready for this summer season.
Downes, a year-round resident of Cape May, said she was thankful most of the county was spared the damage and devastation other communities experienced after Hurricane Sandy. She said the message that the Cape May region is open for business could have gotten out to the public a little sooner.
"Hopefully our good summer season will help towns up north. People are back," Downes said as her children built sandcastles at her feet. "For us, down here we can't complain. This is a great event, and anytime we can expose the beach it's a good thing."
The beach was crowded Saturday. Laurie Weber said she was lucky to have not experienced Sandy damage at her Cape May vacation home or her primary residence in Ridgewood, Bergen County.
"Up in Bergen County, I saw my place down here in Cape May on the news three times during the storm with water rushing into my garage. Luckily, I had no damage up north at my home and none down here - just a clean garage," Weber said.
Weber said she bought her house in Cape May because each time she made the three-hour trip she wondered why she was leaving.
"This is the kind of place that if you weren't born here or raised here, you adopt it as your own. That's why I bought here," she said.
Like I said, click the link and read the whole story!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!  The summer's end approaches, believe it or not.

In local news, someone stole a bike in Cape May. Yes, this happens quite a bit in Cape May but this bike was pretty special.  Read about it HERE.

Good Scents made the ACPress yesterday. And if you thought this store was only about fragrances, you need to read the article.

If you're in Cape May, have fun!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pirate Cruise Fundraiser Tonight!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

To Do Today?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Off Topic Post That May Save a Life

New Cover, New Day

As you can see above, I have changed the "cover photo" of the blog. I try to change it up once a year or so. That last photo was kinda depressing I think.  Hopefully the above photo cheers everyone up. It's a shot taken at Poverty Beach a few weeks ago as the sun was rising at around 6am-ish.

As you know, the blog posting slowed down in July. I will do my best to try and post something everyday but I recommend you follow me on Twitter at @capemayblogger as I don't think a day has gone by where I haven't tweeted at least a few times, whereas the blog went at least a week or so without an update in July. It's much easier to tweet than blog! What a weird sentence that is.

Have a good weekend! Don't miss the Crab & Craft Beer Festival at the Physick Estate tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cape May Point's Beaches Grow After Sandy

No question that Cape May Point has more beach than I can remember in many years (if ever).  The Alexander Street Beach is particularly annoying because it makes fishing from the jetty very difficult (if not pointless). Here's a short video from the pressofatlanticcity.com that discusses the issue.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Two Million Visitors!

 More than 2 million visitors have visited the Cape May Lighthouse since 1988.

Lower Township Mayor Michael Beck and Councilman Glenn Douglass visited the Cape May Lighthouse Aug. 1 to see improvements made this year by the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) and to congratulate the organization on the 25th anniversary of opening the building to the public.

The lighthouse is located in Lower Township at the foot of the Lower Cape May Meadows at Cape May Point State Park.

Michael Zuckerman, MAC director, said 75,000 visitors per year come to the lighthouse.

“Since its restoration they managed to have 2,125,878 visitors come to the lighthouse” said Beck. “We recognize in Lower Township that tourism is the backbone of industry in Cape May County and were glad to be able to showcase not only the lighthouse but all the assets that we have in Lower Township and the surrounding area.”

He said the township was grateful to MAC for their work in restoring and operating the lighthouse.

Windows were removed, refurbished and reinstalled in the lighthouse this year as well as the building receiving a light wash to brighten the exterior paint.

Tom Carroll, a longtime MAC volunteer who was instrumental in the restoration of the lighthouse, said when he first saw the lighthouse before work began there was deterioration of the bricks and staircase. He said the Coast Guard had to option of placing a beacon on a tower rather than using the lighthouse.

“That was last thing that any of us in Cape May County wanted,” said Carroll.

MAC maintains the building while the Coast Guard maintains the light.

Nanci Coughlin, director of tour operations, said the lighthouse keepers, who actually serve as tour guides, have a passion for the lighthouse and go above and beyond in their duties. New interpretive panels are being installed at the lighthouse to help educate visitors.

The Cape May Lighthouse has been an aid to navigation since 1859 and is one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the nation. National Lighthouse Day is Aug. 7.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Movies on the Beach Tonight!