Part 2 of our ongoing series about the renovations at 1069 Michigan Ave
The plan to transition St. Mary by-the-Sea from retreat to museum
Well, we’ve been at this for a decade now and you never fail to wow us. These are the winners and runners up of our 10th Annual Photo Contest. We think you’ll agree this is a magical collection!
Revisiting the 1962 Ash Wednesday Storm The U.S. Weather Service New Jersey report on March 5th, 1962, was for a storm with high northeast winds, up to three inches of snow, and tides somewhat higher than normal. But instead, a huge storm unexpectedly hit the Atlantic coast. New Jersey and Cape May County were one […]
Text by BERNIE HAASPhotographs by ELAINE STEVENSON and BERNIE HAAS Since its construction amid the grasses and phragmites on Michigan Avenue in 1957, a total of six owners have been recorded on the deeds to 1069 Michigan Avenue. It was known as the LaMonica house for the last half of the 20th century. And for […]
Text by DANIELLE DAVIES Photographs by MICHELLE GIORLA and BERNIE HAASVintage photos courtesy of THE O’HARA FAMILY There are pancake houses, and then there’s Uncle Bill’s Pancake House. If you’re visiting Cape May County, or are lucky enough to live here year-round, then you’re no stranger to the renown that is associated with Uncle Bill’s Pancake […]
The Resurrection of Congress Hall Almost 20 years ago, Congress Hall reopened following a massive, multi-year, multimillion-dollar renovation. Here’s a look back at the rise, fall, and rise of the “grande dame” of Cape May. Renovation photographs taken by JENNIFER BROWNSTONE KOPP and BERNIE HAAS in 2002 Text by MARJORIE PRESTON Over its 200-year-plus lifespan, […]
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 […]
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.