Friday, January 9, 2015

Cape May-Lewes Ferry starts hosting beer dinners

To its credit, the people behind the Cape May-Lewes Ferry has done their darndest recently to really make it a go-to vacation stop, rather than just a convenience when necessary. Here's another example: Cape May-Lewes Ferry starts hosting beer dinners.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter-flounder rules / Redraw the map

The Atlantic City Press follows up on the winter flounder/dredging problem in Cape May. To its credit, the paper comes out in favor of common sense, which you can read here: Winter-flounder rules / Redraw the map.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The 1st Sunrise of the New Year, Cape May Style

Thanks to John Cooke for sharing the photo on Twitter.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Blood on Cape May City Council

With three new members on the Cape May City Council, those who love Cape May have hopes that the leadership will be open to new ideas. Good article in the Herald HERE, including this summary of the new members:

CAPE MAY – Cape May City welcomed in 2015 with a holiday reorganization of council before a full house of almost 100 residents. In November voters elected three new council members. This represents a potential new majority on a body that in the past year almost always acted unanimously on policy issues and community initiatives.

The first to be sworn was Jerome “Jerry” Inderwies, Jr. who only recently stepped down from his position as the city’s fire chief and who is the son of former Mayor Jerome Inderwies. The former mayor watched as his son took the oath. Inderwies assumed his seat on the council pushing “fresh ideas, positive attitude and teamwork” as the keys to future success.

Beatrice Pessagno was the next member sworn. She also is the daughter of a former mayor, Frank Gauvry who passed away in 2011 and is largely credited with the initial development of the Washington Street Mall. In her comments, Pessagno recalled sitting in the balcony at City Hall as a 15-year-old watching her father argue for the creation of the now-successful mall. Pessagno also accepted appointment as council member on the Business Improvement District Board.

Then Shane Meier was sworn. Meier, who ran twice previously for council and fell just short of election, found the third time the charm. At 28, Meier, by far the youngest member, brings a different generational perspective to the body. Crediting his mother with instilling in him a strong sense of public service at a young age, Meier served on many civic and community boards as he continued to seek election to council. Meier was also appointed council member on the Planning Board.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Three newcomers take office in Cape May - pressofAtlanticCity.com: News

Three newcomers take office in Cape May - pressofAtlanticCity.com: News

A Walk Down Memory Lane for New Year's Day

If you love Cape May, then you love nostalgia. It's probably an unhealthy love that has required a great deal of therapy. Or maybe that's just me.

Anywho, to start the new year and cleanse the palate, let's take a nostalgic walk down memory lane and visit Cape May circa 1941. What's changed? What's the same? A little of both -- click the video to watch and see.

Happy New Year!