Local Items

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

Cape May Crab and Beer Festival Photos 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Delaware Bay and Cape May Canal Ice Over

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Cape May, NJ – After several bitter cold days, it was bound to happen. Edges of the Delaware Bay turned overnight from ripples of salt water into ripples of ice. You could see the waves frozen in place early Wednesday morning. The deep freeze extended up the Delaware River past Philadelphia to Trenton, where ice [...]

Villas NJ House Explosion

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Villas, NJ – This was all that was left of a house on Atlantic Avenue in the Villas after an explosion and fire leveled the structure this evening. Lower Township police and Cape May County officials, including the Major Crimes Unit,  were on the scene, trying to determine the cause of the house explosion. Firefighters [...]

West Cape May Election Results

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West Cape May, NJ – On an election eve in which Governor Chris Christie sailed to an easy victory, all eyes locally were on the West Cape May Commissioners’ race. After a hard fought campaign, incumbent West Cape May Mayor Pam Kaithern took the top spot with her running mates Peter Burke and Carol Sabo [...]