Monday, September 30, 2013

Strong finish salvages soft summer revenues along Jersey Shore - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Atlantic County News

Strong finish salvages soft summer revenues along Jersey Shore - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Atlantic County News

I like this quote from Diane Wieland of Cape May County Tourism:

 "We're saying it was a soft season," said Diane Wieland, director of the Cape May County Department of Tourism.
"One of the things we all have to take a look at is the new normal. People's spending habits are changing, and it's more of a debit than a credit society, and families are trying to pay down debt. … At the end of the day, it's fewer dollars," Wieland said. "We're not seeing that changing anytime soon, and we all have to readjust our business practices and our expectations."
"The New Normal," she says.  Who do we have to thank for the 
new normal? It's been five years of seemingly intentionally poor 
leadership on the economy. And three more to go. Hope and 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dragon Boat Festival #2 This Weekend!

From the moment you pick up a paddle, you’ll love Dragon Boat Racing!
Join us at our 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Festival located at the Cape May Harbor. Experience the thrill, the adrenaline, the teamwork, and the sheer fun of being connected on a level comparable to nothing else.
The Cape May Dragon Boat Festival is a great way to have fun and to raise money for your favorite charity.  The race is a 250 meter straight course.  No equipment is necessary, everything is provided.  Just bring your team.
The festival will also have an eye dotting ceremony, demonstrations, entertainment, food, and shopping.
Plan to stay for a while, as Cape May is full of excellent accommodations, restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Remember to tell your friends and family to come out to cheer you on.

Let's get wet together!

Paddles Up!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cape May Sandwriting

Interesting "Sandwriting" business you can read about here: etsy.  The business is based in Cape May and that's where all the "sandwriting" takes place. What's sandwriting? Something like this:

As always, I do not get paid (or any renumeration whatsoever) for mentioning a business. Usually I just find the Cape May-related business interesting and worthy of recognition.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brian Nice on Journey Across USA to Raise $ for TBI Survivors

Check out the story of Brian Nice, a photographer from upstate New York about to embark on a trip across the country.  His first planned stop is in Cape May. Worth a watch (or 2 watches, or 3). If you click the image below you will be taken to a website where you can learn a bit about his journey and watch a video about his story.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


This story at CNN.Com visits a number of families who lost loved ones on 9/11. The photo of T.J. photo courtesy CNN
Hargrave to the right was taken in Cape May in 1982, and if you look closely you'll see why the photo became meaningful after 9/11/01. Mr. Hargrave lost his life while working for Cantor Fitzgerald that day in the upper floors of the World Trade Center. The CNN story shares more about Mr. Hargrave and his family, as well as a number of other families.
God bless Mr. Hargrave's family and all the families who lost loved ones on 9/11.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Cape May Point lets sand grow nature’s bounty

Cape May Point lets sand grow nature’s bounty - pressofAtlanticCity.com: Today's Top Headlines - no more raking the Cape May Point Beaches.  Here's a video of the people behind this change. They clearly know what's best for the beach.

Rather than have the 'taggers' clean the beach, it seems to me the people who are so sure this is the right move should clean the garbage each morning. I don't mean to sound cynical. But if you know what's best, then how about you do it? I doubt the taggers are paid enough to pick up the garbage left behind by the humans on the beach.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Take a Spin Around Cape May

The videographer here knows his Cape May geography and history. It's long but fun to watch.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CapeMay.Com Celebrates 15 Years!

I made that twitter suggestion a few days ago and, lo and behold, I was onto something! (Most likely a coincidence.) CapeMay.Com presents 15 years of home pages (and logos) at this link:

CAPEMAY.COM: Celebrating 15 Years

Thank you to Bernie, Susan, Jess, and the rest who helped me to remember why I loved Cape May so much back in 1998 after I had been away for a few years.  They have run a photo of mine in the magazine for their This is Cape May feature, they have linked to my blog in its early days when my family and I spent a day cooking some of the Persnickety Chef's recipes, and  as I've said before their website helped convince me that I should start my own blog.  That, in turn, ultimately led to me deciding to open up a law office in Cape May County.

So I owe them quite a bit. :-)

Congrats 2 all of u!

-Mark Miller

Dogs at the Water Park in North Wildwood

Coast Guard Report on the Sinking of Lady Mary

If you've been reading this blog awhile, then you know that I covered the tragic sinking of the Lady Mary relatively closely.  You can read some of that coverage by clicking THIS LINK and scrolling through the article where I covered the accident.

Last week, the Coast Guard released its report about this fatal accident. The report is most notable because the Coast Guard has concluded that it's more likely than not that the Cap Beatrice, a large freighter in the area of the sinking, did NOT collide with the Lady Mary.