The Majesty of Winter

After the busy summer and fall seasons pass by, winter in Cape May brings peace and quiet to the town. The snow-capped Victorian homes look like they were plucked straight out of a winter wonderland fairy tale. Leave your flip flops behind, jump into your snow boots, and bundle up for a beach walk without…

What Broad Shoulders You Have, Continued

A follow-up to our story on the dwindling “off” season By Michele Wojciechowski Cape May has been part of Curtis Bashaw’s entire life. So, it’s not surprising that he had big plans when he started a business here. Having come to Cape May each summer starting in 1962, Curtis moved here permanently in 1983 after…

Prime Selections

Crème de la Crème What is your favorite dessert?  I ask this question every time I have dinner guests. And, although I don’t really keep track of such things, crème brûlée is the answer more often than anything else. I am always delighted to indulge my friends because this impressive, somewhat decadent luxury is inexpensive,…

Architectural Observations

WINTERWOOD | 525 Washington Street As one heads south down Washington Street and approaches the open-air pedestrian mall, two buildings can be identified as those shaping what may be considered the gateway to Cape May’s shopping district. At the intersection of Washington and Ocean, on the southwest corner, sits the large stone Roman Catholic church,…

Stargazing

Thank Your Lucky Stars By Chris Bakley In this changing world, sometimes it seems almost impossible to witness something extraordinary. Over the past year we have all had the opportunity to witness many astonishing events, from solar eclipses to meteors falling from the sky. I hope these columns have ignited the spark deep down inside…

Canines of the Cape

Foxes are no strangers to Cape May, and Sam Wilson gives us an up-close and personal look at these fascinating creatures with whom we share the island.

Take a Winter Walk

Cape May is beautiful in winter. Bundle up and tale a walk with Nature columnist David La Puma

The Blue Jay

If you look up into the sky on a beautiful fall day you will typically see squadrons of medium-sized black and white birds flying over. Dozens, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of these round-winged beauties steam overhead with steady wingbeats. They reach the water and clog up the airways as they decide whether they want to chance…

Eliza Lotozo

Eliza Lotozo lives in the house she grew up in. Nestled on West Cape May’s rural Stimpson Lane with its door’s-always-open feel and Bohemian eclecticism interior, the house reflects the free-spirited, art-based community here which has thrived for generations. As I entered her home, the topics I’d planned to discuss were swept away by the…