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…

Take a Winter Walk

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

Going Gray

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, people thought the color gray was pretty depressing. We wanted nothing to do with it, as a paint color or a hair color. Gray, in fact, literally seemed to represent the exact opposite of what we wanted in our lives: where we wanted light and sunshine, gray…

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…

The Cape May Garden, by Claudia Vance

Paperback, 2020, 118 pages (Self-published through Amazon) The summer is not off to a great start for Margaret Wilder, whose husband of 15 years is MIA, her work hours at the local animal life refuge have been cut back, and impending storms threaten her beloved garden. Along with her two daughters, Margaret lives in the…

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…

410 Bank Street Review

Just about 20 years ago, I dined for the first time at 410 Bank Street, the quaint and cozy spot located at (guess where) in Cape May. It was then that I had my first taste of their Bayou Oyster Stew, a memorable moment, and those flavors stayed with me. Since then, whenever my friends…