Past Tense: Exploring a former Cape May house with a history

The old house is gone now. A victim of demolition. For more than a decade, the former homestead sat sadly by the side of Seashore Road, just south of the Cape May Canal near Seahorse Farm, deteriorating, rotting—awaiting any hope of salvation. But decades of apathy wore away any possibility the building could be saved….

The Ghost of Christmas Present(s)

The day after Cindi and Tom Alvarado left for their honeymoon back in 1985, they found out they’d received an unusual—although not entirely unexpected—gift. “We used to sell porcelain dolls,” recalls Cindi, who together with Tom, owns the Winterwood Gift & Christmas Shoppe in Rio Grande. “That morning, my mom called and said that she’d…

Restless Spirits: Cape May’s most haunted bars

The traffic signals were winking continuously yellow on a beautiful autumn day last October, as Cape May resident Brady Schoenrock drove down Beach Avenue. “They were blinking in perfect sync,” he recalls. “No traffic at all, just these empty streets.” What a great picture this would make, he thought, and popped his iPhone onto the…