Local Items

Local items and stories of interest in the Cape May, NJ area.

No Police Chief in Cape May


CAPE MAY, NJ – It was a rare scene in Cape May.  A room in Convention Hall was crowded, not with tourists, but with reporters and camera crews (three Philadelphia TV stations, no less.) Cape May Mayor Edward Mahaney, City Attorney Anthony Monzo, and City Manager Bruce MacLeod were there to defend the controversial demotion […]

Siberia in Cape May! Coldest February in 36 Years


Cape May, NJ – During the last 25 years in Cape May, February often has been a transition month into spring.  In some years, it has even been possible to work in the garden late in the month. Not so for February 2015. Brutal cold and strong winds this year completely dampened our hope for […]

Record Breaking Cold in Cape May in February 2015


North Cape May, NJ – After relatively normal temperatures in December and January, who would have predicted that Cape May would get socked by record cold temperatures in February? On the day after Valentine’s Day, it was nearly 20 degrees colder than normal in Cape May.  And we set two new records: a new maximum […]

Cape May Crab and Beer Festival Photos 2014


Cape May, NJ – The normally sedate Emlen Physick Estate on Washington Street was overrun with crowds Saturday at lunchtime looking for two things: crabs and beer. First, they had to wend their way through lines of all the typical vendors found at crafts and flea market fairs. Then, the hungry masses lined up not […]

Cape May Seafood Company Reels in Twitter


Cape May, NJ – One of Cape May’s oldest commercial fishing operations is throwing in a line in a new arena  – social media. Lund’s Fisheries, headquartered on Ocean Drive, sells its fresh caught seafood to wholesale distributors who sell it to area restaurants and retail operations. The problem, Wayne Reichle, vice president of Lund’s, […]

Cape May Baby Parade 2014

Little Pirate

Cape May, NJ – Whether it was Little Miss Sunshine, riding in a wagon full of sunflowers… The cutest little pirate, tucked into his own treasure chest… Or a tiny princess, all in blue, checking out the scene, it was hard to say just who was the cutest baby in Cape May’s annual Baby Parade […]

Cory Booker Running in Cape May


Cape May, NJ – It was 8AM on a holiday weekend and the early birds were just hitting their stride on the promenade.  At the far end of Beach Avenue, a group of runners was waiting patiently.  All of a sudden, sliding right into the throng, there was Cory Booker, ready to run. New Jersey […]

Cape May’s Concrete Ship: A Valentine


Cape May, NJ – Go to the little cove known as Sunset Beach and, in the distance, you can see a bump in the Delaware Bay. It’s the deteriorating hulk of a once massive ship. Her name is Atlantus. The remains of Atlantus have no function and certainly no beauty. There’s no reason for anyone […]

Cape May in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


Cape May, NJ – Sports Illustrated is featuring several Jersey shore beaches, including Cape May, in its upcoming swimsuit issue. The magazine released some sneak peeks from the Island Beach State Park shoot this week to promote the upcoming publication. The magazine shot model Hannah Davis on location at Island Beach State Park, in Cape […]

Cory Booker In Cape May


Cape May, NJ – On a foggy January morning in Cape May, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s political all star and new U.S. Senator, donned sweat pants and a Coast Guard sweat shirt and limbered up with the Coast Guard. Then he ran a mile with the Coasties along Pennsylvania and Delaware Avenues, all the while […]