When you can't be in Cape May,
we bring Cape May to you.
My favorite issue is the Winter one. Since many of you can't be here, we relish bringing Cape May to you during the holiday season. This month we visit three Islanders who strive to keep their Colonial homes decorated in the style of their ancetstors. Read Karen Fox's feature entitled, appropriately enough, A Colonial Christmas and find out more about these dedicated preservationists.
Tommy Raniszewski pays a visit to The King of Christmas Music, aka Ron Clancy. Nothing embodies the holiday spirit more than Ron. Raised by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Ron learned the true meaning of Christmas and the part music plays in that experience while growing up in St. John's Orphan Asylum for Boys. It is a story well worth reading at any time of the year.
And we haven't forgotten about you birders. Richard Crossley shares his secrets of where to find winter birds in Brit's Eye View. Sam Wilson of the Nature Center of Cape May wries about Capturing Cape May Raptors. The Cape May Raptor Banding Project boasts, as of press time, the banding of 139,000 birds.
Shopping? We have plenty of holiday gift buying suggestions. Everything from a metal jingle bell reindeer to a bath time buddy. So check out Shore Things to find out what to buy and where to buy it.
As always, Cape May Magazine is also full of fun and interesting columns. Are you thinking about those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer already? Read Island Escape. Bill Godfrey talks about the Cool Cat Cottage in this issue. Want to know where to find the best Cape May cuisine? "Dina Round" is always in search of the perfect mean. This month she visits The Ebbitt Room in Dining with Dina. Be sure to check Interior Motives. Kate Chadwick learns how to bring a little Cape May into your holiday décor..
So march on down to your local Cape May store and pick up a copy of Cape May Magazine. If you live out of town, you can go to Barnes and Noble bookstores. Better yet, why miss out? Subscribe now and we’ll come to you.