Harriet Tubman’s Cape May Connection

The Treasury Department’s recent announcement that freedom fighter Harriet Tubman will replace President and slaveholder Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill finally acknowledges Tubman’s place in the pantheon of American heroes. Most school children learn that Tubman, born a slave, freed herself and then risked her life time and again to return […]

An objective look at the past

When we finally arrive back home after visiting a friend in another city or staying in a vacation cottage for a week, even though we had a wonderful time, we are happy to step across the threshold of our own home. We plop down in our favorite chair or well-worn sofa, and let out a […]

The Ghosts of Congress Hall

Annie Knight, the owner and proprietor of Congress Hall strolls slowly down the building’s central, dark-paneled hallway, guiding guests and tourists through the two centuries since the building was first erected in 1816. The walls on both sides of the hallway are lined with scores of photographs, documents, letters and mementos of the historic seaside […]

Remembering Forgotten Warriors

In January of 2016, winter storm Jonas hit southern New Jersey, leaving a mark that rivaled the famous nor’easter of 1962. American Legion Post 184, part of the VFW building located on Pacific Avenue in Wildwood, set up a relief center for the community. Thirty tables were filled with food, clothing, and essentials. The relief […]

Our Neon Neighbor

The Wildwoods dared to dream of the future back in the past, erecting the country’s collective hopes in blazing neon and pastel cinder blocks, all its angles sharp like a shark’s fin, and with a parking spot for every new, gigantic car underneath.

Seeing Spots

Thanks to a pair of very productive snow leopards and their offspring (all seven of them!), the Cape May County Zoo has gained distinction beyond its county roots and won the acclaim of zoologists and animals lovers everywhere. The zoo is saying thanks with a new snow leopard habitat.

A passion for the past

On a crisp fall morning, while exploring Cape May County’s richly colored trails and idyllic back roads, you might find yourself happening upon a small pond in a wooded section of Cape May Court House. You may be charmed at the sight of ducks floating peacefully on the water’s surface. It is not an unusual […]