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Historic Cold Spring Village Civil War Weekend Sept 14-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            CIVIL WAR WEEKEND AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14-15

The Civil War comes to life at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual Civil War Weekend, Civil War encampments include both Union and ConfederateSaturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th, from 10am to 4:30pm.  Visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps and meet authentically clad and equipped military and civilian reenactors who will discuss the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers and the roles civilians played in supporting them. Historian Mike Kochan, who played a vital role in the recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley in 2000, will have a display of Civil War-era naval and telegraph technology. Educator and weapons expert Jack Meyers will be in the Village Welcome Center with a large display of Civil War-era firearms. Stirring battle reenactments will occur both days at 2 pm, and vendors of reproduction period merchandise will be found on “Sutler’s Row.”  The Village, which re-creates a rural community in the 1800s, serves as the perfect backdrop in presenting this event to the public, which is generously sponsored by The CapeBank Foundation.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays Loading a Civil War Cannonthe daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 of the Garden State Parkway). Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

 

Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08204  Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 16 Fax (609) 884-5926 E-mail:  kdevaney@hcsv.org###

END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE August 28, 2013

The A.J. MEERWALD, New Jersey’s Tall Ship, leaves Cape May on Sunday, Sept 1st. After a brief visit to her home port of Bivalve, NJ for Labor Day Weekend,

 

The A.J. MEERWALD, New Jersey's Tall Ship, leaves Cape May on Sunday, Sept 1stThe A.J. MEERWALD, New Jersey’s Tall Ship, leaves Cape May on Sunday, Sept 1st. After a brief visit to her home port of Bivalve, NJ for Labor Day Weekend, she will head up the Delaware River to visit Burlington, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. The MEERWALD then returns to Bivalve and Greenwich, NJ to finish out the month.

Sunday, Sept 1: Navigation Skills Transit Sail from Cape May to Bivalve

Learn navigation and nautical skills while sailing up the Delaware Bay from Cape May to Bivalve, NJ. Passengers can help hoist the sails, stand bow watch, take a turn at the helm, and enjoy beautiful views of the Bay, lighthouses, wildlife and more. This is a great opportunity for outdoor photographers. Departs Cape May at 9:00 a.m. – duration approximately 6 hours. Return transportation is not included.
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Bivalve Sail Schedule: Sails depart from the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., Port Norris, NJ 08349
Sunday Sept 1: Maurice River Cruise 4:00-5:30 p.m. A short afternoon sail on the scenic Maurice River.
Monday Sept 2: Labor Day Birding Sail 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. An early morning cruise along the Maurice River from the Bay to the Mauricetown Bridge. There with be experienced birders aboard to help spot and identify a wide variety of birds, coffee and breakfast goodies to enjoy, and spotting scopes to share.
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Burlington NJ Sail Schedule: Sails depart from the riverfront dock at the intersection of York & Pearl Streets (near the Oneida Boat Club).
Friday Sept 6: Evening Sail 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday Sept 7: Delaware River Cruises from 1:00-2:30 p.m. & 3:00-4:30 p.m.; and a Maritime Heritage Sail with a guest speaker from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept 8: Senior Special Sail 2:00-4:00 p.m., Evening Sail 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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Philadelphia PA Sail Schedule: Sails depart from Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd & Walnut Street (Penn’s Landing), Philadelphia, PA.
Saturday Sept 14: Family Special Sail 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.; Irish Music Sail with PA Irish band “Friends of Eric” 2:00-4:00 p.m.; Evening Sail 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept 15: Afternoon Sail 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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Bivalve NJ Sail Schedule: Sails depart from the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., Port Norris, NJ 08349
Friday Sept 20: Evening Sail 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday Sept 21: Maurice River Cruise 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept 22: Maurice River Cruise 2:30-4:00 p.m.; Evening Sail 5:00-7:30 p.m.
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Greenwich NJ Sail Schedule: Sails depart from the Hancock Harbor Marina & Bait Box Restaurant, 30 Hancock Harbor Rd, Greenwich, NJ 08323
Saturday Sept 28: Family Special Sail 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.; History Sail with guest speaker Bill Jenkins talking about Floating Cabins of the Delaware Bay 2:00-4:00 p.m.; Evening Sail 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept 29: Raptor Sail 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Experienced birders will help guests spot and identify migrating hawks and other birds during this cruise up the scenic Cohansey River.
Afternoon Sail 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is a non-profit organization whose mission is to motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey’s Bayshore region through education, preservation and example. BCB operates the authentically restored 1928 oyster schooner A.J. MEERWALD, New Jersey’s official Tall Ship, as a hands-on sailing classroom throughout the region. The Bayshore Center is housed in the historic 1904 Oyster Shipping Sheds on the scenic Maurice River in Bivalve, NJ. In addition to the schooner, the Center is home to the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center, the Oyster Cracker Cafe, an art gallery and a gift shop, and offers events and educational programs year-round.# # #The Bayshore Center at Bivalve received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State.
For more information, visit BayshoreDiscovery.org

For Immediate Release Contact: Janis Traas Outreach Coordinator 856-785-2060 X108 Bayshore Center at Bivalve

WHAT: Sails available on NJ’s Tall Ship A.J. MEERWALD
WHEN: September 2013
WHERE: Various Ports of Call – see schedule below.
HOW: Tickets may be purchased online at www.bayshorediscovery.org or by calling Bayshore Discovery Project, 856-785-2060. Reservations are recommended.The ship is also available for charters. Anyone interested in a private sail should call for more information.

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TO VISIT CITY OF CAPE MAY ON AUGUST 28TH

For Immediate Release

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TO VISIT CITY OF CAPE MAY ON AUGUST 28TH

The City of Cape May is pleased to announce today that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has scheduled an on-site visit to “The Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort” on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  The Governor will conduct a press conference for the news media and general public in the 300 Block of the Washington Street Mall at approximately 11:30 am.  There will be a question and answer session with the media and public at the conclusion of the Governor’s remarks.  Following this press conference, Governor Christie will stroll the entire Washington Street Mall for the purpose of meeting and exchanging viewpoints with residents, merchants, and visitors in our “National Historic Landmark City”.

The primary purpose of Governor Christie’s presence in Cape May is to gain a personal, first-hand status report of the actual outcomes of the State’s comprehensive and integrated programs focusing on the recovery efforts from last October’s Hurricane Sandy devastation.  During the past ten months, the Governor and his Cabinet members have been communicating and interacting almost daily with county and local elected officials to ensure that the health, safety, welfare, physical, and economic needs of our individual residents and our county and municipal communities have been effectively and efficiently addressed.  As we collectively move forward in our long-term plan for recovery and resilience in New Jersey, Governor Christie desires to receive and assess the personal experiences and outlooks of our residents, business owners, and visitors from throughout New Jersey, the nation, and the world.

The pertinent City departments will implement appropriate strategies to assure the safe and smooth flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout the Washington Street Mall area during the Governor’s visit.  Therefore, please be alert for some temporary street closings and traffic re-routing.  In addition, the City will provide approximately 100 chairs for the seating convenience of the media and general public at the press conference in the 300 block of the Washington Street Mall.

August 26, 2013   Contact: Bruce MacLeod City Manager 609-884-9537                                              brucem@capemaycity.com

- See more at: http://www.capemayresort.com/governor-christie-to-visit-city-of-cape-may-on-august-28th/#sthash.myPfLsIM.dpuf

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, SEPTEMBER 7-8

Cannons and weaponry will be on display as part of the eventAuthentically clad and equipped Continental, Loyalist and Hessian reenactors bring the American Revolution to life on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village, Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th, from 10am to 4:30pm. At the Village’s annual Revolutionary War Encampment, visitors can see demonstrations of drills, equipment, and artillery firing. Civilian reenactors will also demonstrate the role played by typical Americans of the period in supporting the army. Historian Mike Kochan will be in the dining room of the Dennisville Inn in character as Benjamin Franklin demonstrating some of Franklin’s famous inventions and experiments. Local historian and HCSV interpreter, Hank Heacock, will give a presentation both days at 12:30 at the gazebo on Cape May County soldiers who served in the Revolution. “This is one of my favorite events,” said Jim Stephens, HCSV Deputy Director for Education and Interpretation. “New Jersey played a vital role in the Revolution and the re-enactors do a fantastic job of bringing that story to life for our visitors.”

Yankees marching throughout the VillageHistoric Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.
Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 of the Garden State Parkway). Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

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END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08204 Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 Fax (609) 884-5926 E-mail: kdevaney@hcsv.org

 

 

Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08204 Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 16 Fax (609) 884-5926 E-mail:  kdevaney@hcsv.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

             EXPERIENCE HANDS-ON HISTORY AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE’S FUNFEST WEEKEND, AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1

 

Two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational fun are planned for Historic Cold Spring Village’s ‘FunFest Weekend,’ Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st, from 10am to 4:30pm. Children will be given a ‘Pastport’ at the start of their Village trip, which can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or making a pinch pot. Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat! The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, historic games, and take-home crafts. Other family-friendly activities include free toy train rides, face painting, demonstrations by the New Jersey Blacksmith Association and live entertainment from Jim the Banjo Man. This jam-packed family-fun weekend event is sponsored by Crest Savings Bank.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 of the Garden State Parkway). Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

 

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END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

 

 

 

 

Historic Cold Spring Village  720 Route 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08204   Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 Fax (609) 884-5926 E-mail:  kdevaney@hcsv.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PIRATES INVADE HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE ON SEAFARERS’ WEEKEND, AUGUST 24-25

 

Celebrate the maritime culture and history of the Jersey Cape at Historic Cold Spring Village, Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25, from 10am-4:30pm. Seafarers’ Weekend will feature pirates, maritime music, family fun, and a variety of displays and demonstrations of all things nautical. The Village buildings will also be open, presenting historical interpreters in period clothing who demonstrate the trades, crafts and lifestyles of Early America. This event is generously sponsored by Exit Zero Publishing and will feature, new for 2013, an Exit Zero Treasure Hunt. Visitors should be on the lookout for gold coins hidden throughout the Village that can be redeemed for cool Exit Zero prizes!

Valhalla’s Pirates will join the event, bringing thrilling fight scenes both days at 12pm and 3pm. Captain Black and his crew will also meet with guests throughout the day to take pictures and tell tales of the sea. The New Jersey Blacksmith Association will team up with the Village’s resident blacksmith to forge nautical ironware. The Sea Dogs, an authentic maritime reenactment crew, will perform sea chanties on both Saturday and Sunday. Other highlights include a display from the Cape May Maritime Museum, antique boats, decoy carving, face painting and more! The Friends of HCSV will host a traditional South Jersey corn roast at the Village Pavilion from 11am-4pm. “There is such a rich heritage related to the sea in and around Cape May County,” said HCSV Executive Director Anne Salvatore, “It’s important we celebrate that and present the history to our visitors.”

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 of the Garden State Parkway). Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

 

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END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE,

 

CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE, AUGUST 17th & 18th

Cruise into Historic Cold Spring Village for the popular Annual Classic and Antique Car Show.  The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, and cars will be on display each day from 10am-3pm. Vintage automobiles and trucks will park among the shaded paths and historic buildings.  This event is generously sponsored by Kindle Auto Plaza. The Village buildings will be open during regular hours, from 10am-4:30pm, with interpreters in period clothing teaching guests about the crafts, trades and lifestyles of Early America.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 of the Garden State Parkway). Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership or volunteering, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

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END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CapeMayResort.com

609.741.8587

sales@capemayresort.com

 

July 31, 2013, 2013

Cape May Resort.com partners with the “ Cape May Lady” offering an On-line Mobile Ticketing Site Promoting 4 Hour Fishing Trips within the Cape May County Area

CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY – CapeMayResort.Simpletix.com is a complete interactive mobile ticketing site that’s totally dedicated to unique watersport, tours and fishing venues in Cape May NJ. “Whether you are visiting Cape May for the first time or have lived here all your life, there are plenty of exciting or relaxing things to do in Cape May County.

Cape May Resort.com prides itself on having the best Water sports and Outdoor attractions. Working with the expertise of the local Captains, we have put together the most action oriented excursions in Cape May County.” said Ryan Reclaim, Director of Marketing at Cape May Resort.com.

The Cape May Resort On line ticketing solution is offered for the Cape May Lady for all 4 Hour Fishing Trips departing from the South Jersey Marina. This simple mobile ticketing solution allows users to search for daily fishing trips on their mobile phone, tablet or PC and book advance tickets before boarding. This new on line reservation system will help guests secure a spot on daily trips. Additionally the Cape May Lady will be accepting reservations for charters and private outings through the Cape May Resort.com mobile ticketing system for the upcoming fall fishing season.

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the number of tickets delivered to mobile phones worldwide will more than quadruple to 23 billion by 2016, compared with 4 billion tickets estimated to have been delivered during 2011. Worldwide, mobile users are now beginning to adopt mobile tickets as an integrated part of their mobile lifestyle – whether for airline, road or rail transport, or for sporting or entertainment event access – and as an integrated component of their mobile wallet

The Cape May Resort.com ticketing site is designed with the local mobile user in mind. Including a smart device “Mobile Format” allowing Cape May travelers to easily access screen friendly content that is compatible with today’s mobile browsers. In support of this new site, Cape May Resort.com has launched Social Media networking links on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest social networking sites to suit the ways Cape May County travelers plan and communicate.

To visit the site please click http://capemayresort.simpletix.com or can visit the Blog at http://www.capemayresort.com/cape-may-resort-blog/

About Cape May Resort.com – The Cape May Resort.com site is totally dedicated to the Cape May Resort vacation area. The site was created by its founders with a vision to create an educational mobile web site that focuses on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation area. The vision of the web site and blog is to assist travelers on line via web, smart phone or tablet, while promoting our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May County.

About the Cape May Lady -The Cape May Lady is the largest  half-day fishing charter in Cape May and is setting sail three times daily from the South Jersey Marina in Cape May,1231 New Jersey 109 Cape May, NJ 08204  Reservations: Telephone:+1 609 780 7900

­­Historic Cold Spring Village 720 Route 9 Cape May, New Jersey 08204Telephone (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 Fax (609) 884-5926 E-mail:  kdevaney@hcsv.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘DOWN ON THE FARM,’ WEEKEND, AUGUST 10-11

AT HISTORIC COLD SPRING VILLAGE

Experience life on an Early American farm through hands-on activities and exhibits at Historic Cold Spring Village’s ‘Down on the Farm’ Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th from 10am-4:30pm. Historic Cold Spring Village, an open-air living history museum, presents the trades, crafts, architecture and lifestyles of an Early American, rural South Jersey farming community. The Village is also home to a working 8-acre organic heritage farm complex.  ‘Down on the Farm’ is generously sponsored by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies.

Special exhibits throughout the Village will include collections of antique and modern farming equipment and hand tools, as well as demonstrations of natural wool dyeing methods. Visitors can tour of the historic Gandy Barn, c. 1880, which is now home to Levi the horse. In the morning, Levi and the Village farmers will demonstrate horse-driven farming techniques. During the afternoon, visitors can take horse and carriage rides around the Village- free with admission! Guests can also visit the Village sheep, pigs, chickens and calf.

The Family Activity Area will feature children’s dress-up clothes, games, and cornhusk doll-making. Kids can even navigate a hay maze! The Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village will host the 3rd Annual Dog Show on Saturday from 10am-12pm. Entrance in the Dog Show is $5 per pet and includes a treat and bandana. Visit www.hcsv.org for more information and show rules. In addition, the Friends of HCSV are also hosting a traditional South Jersey corn roast throughout the weekend.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. From late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured Tuesday through Sunday, with special events every weekend through mid-September.

Historic Cold Spring Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and four miles south of Rio Grande (Exit 4 of the Garden State Parkway). Admission during the season is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. As a member of the national Blue Star Museums program, Historic Cold Spring Village is proud to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Needle Arts Coop, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.

 

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END-For more information, please contact Kate Devaney at (609) 898-2300, ext. 18 or kdevaney@hcsv.org.

 

PRESS RELEASE : SECOND ANNUAL  EXIT 0 International Jazz Festival

NOVEMBER 8 -10, 2013

June 4, 2013 Cape May, New Jersey:

On June 8, 2013, Spy Boy Productions announces the Festival Headliners for the second

annual EXIT 0 INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL to be held in the City of Cape May,

November 8 – 10, 2013.

Four-time Grammy Award Winner DIANNE REEVES (November 8) and nine-time

Grammy Award Winner and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master EDDIE

PALMIERI (November 9) will headline the Festival with performances on the Main Stage

Convention Center on Beach Avenue in Cape May, NJ.

The Festival’s Friday headliner, Dianne Reeves is vocal royalty in the world of jazz. Having

performed at major festivals, concert halls, and venues throughout the world, including the

Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Dianne Reeves brings unsurpassed elegance and class to

the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival stage. Saturday’s headliner, Eddie Palmieri, is known

for his charismatic power and bold stage presence. Mr. Palmieri has a musical career that

has spanned over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz Orchestras.

The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival will also present an incredible array of music

throughout the Festival weekend in local clubs and the First Presbyterian Church,

highlighted by a free public performance on Saturday afternoon, November 9, with

Grammy Award Winner Kenny Garrett. The Kenny Garrett free performance is presented

in cooperation with the Cape May Center for Community Arts. The CCA will also present

an educational track and community outreach with Festival artists open to all ages.

Main Stage Ticket packages will be sold by the City of Cape May Convention Center and

will go on sale, Saturday, June 8, 2013. Go to www.Discovercapemaynj.com to order

tickets. The Festival POPS PASS ($38), which includes entry to all Festival club venues

throughout the Festival weekend will be sold by Exit Zero Magazine.

All PRESS INQUIRERS CONTACT: Michael Kline (609-849-9202)

Two Ways to Turn Back Time!; Cape May-Lewes Ferry partners with two historical landmarks in South Jersey
By JSalmon on 07/10/2013: Click to print

Two Ways to Turn Back Time!
Cape May-Lewes Ferry partners with two historical landmarks in South Jersey

Cape May, NJ- Get ready to put your Hands on History this summer at the Jersey Shore! Take your own vehicle on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from now until the end of August for a self-guided tour to visit Historic Cold Spring Village & Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Cape May County. You may visit just one or both – you are your own tour guide!

If you have ever wanted to know what it was like to live in the “olden days”, or if it is your dream to sit in the cockpit of a fighter plane, then this is the adventure for you! Make sure to bring your camera because this is an experience you are going to want to remember.

Watch history come to life at the Historic Cold Springs Village as day-to-day activities from the “age of homespun” (1798-1840) come to life! Visitors are able to make a personal connection between the past and present through interactive, educational, and hands-on family programs. Take a stroll through shaded lanes, enjoy the gardens and observe the farm where heritage crops are grown; visit twenty-six restored buildings and talk with interpreters in period- garb who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children enjoy taking part in activities such as trying on costumes, and participating in hands-on crafts and games.

You may also visit Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. NAS Wildwood served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that allows the public to see aircraft, engines, and special exhibits, and to experience interactive displays.

“We are excited to offer this package to passengers again this year” says Mike Porch, Marketing Manager for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. “Cold Springs Village and the Aviation Museum are both great historical landmarks in Cape May and this package offers people an easy way to get a handful of history from the other side of the Bay.”

“We hope to expand on the popularity of this package deal. The Aviation Museum is only minutes from the ferry and we offer a truly unique, hands-on museum experience which is fun for the entire family” said Executive Director Bruce A. Fournier.

Now through August 31, this package is available from Tuesday through Friday every week. Ferries depart Lewes at 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.. Passengers can return from Cape May on any available departure. Typically the last return from Cape May is at 6 p.m. Reservations are required.

The cost is $57.50 for vehicle/driver, $21.50 ages 13 and older, $17.50 ages 3 to 12, and FREE for children 2 and under. This package includes round-trip ferry passage, admission into Cold Springs Village and Aviation Museum, a regular size ice cream cone at the Village Ice Cream Parlor, and 10% off Country Store items (excluding hand-made artisan wares). Guests visiting the Aviation Museum will receive a free mug and 10% off gift shop items.

To make your reservation, call our Guest Services Center at 800-643-3779 and ask for the “Hands on History” package.

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2012, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.

 

Sunset Beach, NJ (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 

Destination of Sunset Beach Gift Shops, Sunset Beach, New Jersey was Voted Top 25 Beaches in the Nation by Trip Advisor 2013 

Trip Advisor Rated Sunset Beach New Jersey Top 25 beaches of 2013 in New Jersey. Destination of Sunset Beach Gift Shops, Cape May Diamonds, Sunken concrete ship USS Atlantus, and the evening flag ceremony, Sunset Beach receives thousands of visitors each year.

 

Setting Sun behind the remains of the USS Atlantus

Sunset Beach, NJ (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

We are proud to announce that Sunset Beach, home to the Cape May Diamonds, sunken ship U.S.S “Atlantus” and the evening Flag ceremony, has been voted top 25 beaches in the United States by Trip Advisor.

Sunset Beach is one of the East Coast’s most unique beaches. Located at the very tip of Sunset Boulevard, Sunset Beach offers an unobstructed view of spectacular sunsets over the waters of the Delaware Bay. Atmospheric conditions caused by the inter-action of sea breezes across the bay waters create remarkable colors as the sun sinks below the horizon.

Located where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, this free beach is known for its abundance inCape May Diamonds. These gems are pure quartz crystals and when polished, cut, and faceted, have the appearance of a genuine diamond. Gorgeous jewelry pieces made from the Cape May Diamonds are sold in the Sunset Beach Gift Shops.

For over 50 years just off the coast of Sunset Beach lies the concrete ship USS Atlantus. Thousands of visitors come annually to view the cracked, weather beaten hull and watch the sunset over the remains of the ship.

Each night from Memorial Day to September 30th, about an hour before the most amazing sunsets, stop by Sunset Beach for our Evening Flag Ceremony. Every flag flown at Sunset Beach since 1971 has been a casket flag honoring a United States Veteran. A particular veteran’s casket flag is flown every day. During the ceremony, before the playing of Kate Smith’s God Bless America and the National Anthem, a brief biography about that veteran is read. As the flag is lowered before a setting sun, taps plays and concludes the evening ceremony. Don’t miss out on this moving and emotional event during your time in Cape May.

After a day of fun on the beach, searching for Cape May Diamonds, watching the dolphins jump by the Concrete shipwreck, and participating in the evening flag ceremony; take some time to experience a scenic round of miniature golf. Browse a selection of unique gifts in one of our three gift shops and see why Sunset Beach is rated one of the top shopping destinations on the east coast. Be sure to grab a bite to eat from the Sunset Beach Grille.

Don’t just take our word for it, come and see why Trip Advisor rated Sunset Beach top 25 beaches in the nation

 

 


 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CapeMayResort.com 609.741.8587

June, 2013

Cape May Resort.com launches a new Mobile Water Sports Ticketing Site focusing on Water Sport Activity within the Cape May County Area

CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY – CapeMayResort.Simpletix.com is a complete interactive mobile ticketing site that’s totally dedicated to unique watersport venues in Cape May NJ. “Whether you are visiting Cape May for the first time or have lived here all your life, there are plenty of exciting and relaxing things to do in Cape May. Cape May Resort.com prides itself on having the best Water sports and Outdoor attractions. Working with the expertise of the local Captains, we have put together the most action oriented Water Sports excursions in Cape May.” said Ryan Reclaim, Director of Marketing at Cape May Resort.com.

On line ticketing is offered for East Coast Parasail including Parasailing Excursions, Jet Boat Adventures and Jet Ski Rentals. Cape May SimpleTix also offers daily trips on the Cape May Whale Watcher including morning trips, weekend excursions and specialty Whale Watching events.

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the number of tickets delivered to mobile phones worldwide will more than quadruple to 23 billion by 2016, compared with 4 billion tickets estimated to have been delivered during 2011. Worldwide, mobile users are now beginning to adopt mobile tickets as an integrated part of their mobile lifestyle – whether for airline, road or rail transport, or for sporting or entertainment event access – and as an integrated component of their mobile wallet

The Cape May Resort.com ticketing site is designed with local mobile users in mind. This new site offers a  smart device “Mobile Format” which allows Cape May travelers to easily access screen friendly content that is compatible with today’s mobile browsers. In support of this new site, Cape May Resort.com has launched Social Media networking links on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest social networking sites to suit the ways Cape May travelers plan and communicate.

To visit the site please click http://capemayresort.simpletix.com or can visit the Blog at http://www.capemayresort.com/cape-may-resort-blog/

 

About Cape May Resort.com – The Cape May Resort.com site is totally dedicated to the Cape May Resort vacation area. The site was created by its founders with a vision to create an educational web site that focuses on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation area. The vision of the web site and blog is to assist travelers on line via web, smart phone or tablet, while promoting our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May, we also host a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to Do in Cape May, shopping, restaurants, beach information and much more.

 

 

West Cape May Strawberry Festival Set June 1
Press Release

WEST CAPE MAY – The 2013 West Cape May Strawberry Festival will be held this year on June 1 with a rain date of June 2. This much anticipated spring event is held in the beautiful Wilbraham Park at the corners of West Perry, Broadway and Sunset in West Cape May from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. Come out and enjoy strawberry smoothies, strawberry tacos, strawberry ice cream, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry barbeque sauce on ribs and chicken and more. Also purchase strawberry t- shirts, hats, jewelry, art work and stained glass. Antiques, crab cakes, birdhouses and much more also available.

Live entertainment will be all day starting with Robin Hippell and Amy Hufana from 10-12, The Too Trio from 12-3, the crowning of the Strawberry King and Queen at 3 p.m. and of course, Mark Jacopec and his drumming troupe from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is an interactive and memorable event with the troupe marching down Broadway to enter the park.

The Strawberry Festival is sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association and held every year on the first Saturday in June. Call Diane Flanegan at 609-884-9325 for more info.

 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chase Jackson  609-770-2626 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! HEADS TO CAPE MAY CAPE MAY FORUM BRINGS EXPLORERS TO TOWN FOR “WATER MATTERS”  A SPRING FORUM CONVENES MAY 18 AT CONVENTION HALL

Cape May, NJ – April 22, 2013 – In 2012, the power and fury of water during Hurricane Sandy
made everyone aware of the impact of rising sea levels. Cape May is surrounded by water, and
water’s tourism and fishing industries furnish much of its livelihood. Political, economic,
environmental and health concerns about water fill the news. “Water Matters” is a timely topic!
Cape May Forum brings National Geographic Live! to town for entertaining and visually
spectacular presentations by three dynamic explorers, writers, and photographers – speakers who
have inspired and enlightened audiences worldwide. Join the adventure!
The Spring Forum convenes at Cape May’s Convention Hall on Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 1
pm. Tickets are $50, available at the Convention Hall box office, and online at both Convention
Hall and CapeMayForum.org.
The blueness of our planet comes from the water that covers nearly 70 percent of Earth’s surface.
Yet, the fresh water we need to survive is less than one percent of the water found on the Earth.
Dennis Dimick, National Geographic’s Executive Editor for the Environment takes you on a
highly visual journey across our “blue” planet to give you surprising insights: why water matters,
where to find it, how we use it, who has it and who doesn’t. In “Water: Our Thirsty World”
Dimick will tell us why water stewardship and conservation are central to our relationship with
water. After all, the water we have on earth now is all we will ever have. Nature isn’t making any
more!
Dr. John Francis, National Geographic explorer, tells how he stopped using motor vehicles after
witnessing an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and about his radical 17-year vow of silence. He walked
from San Francisco to Cape May, where he now resides, accompanied by his ever-present banjo and
a gentle but determined demeanor. Francis communicates a surprisingly pragmatic story of
pilgrimage, environment and social change in “Walking As If Water Matters.”
Don Belt traveled to 65 countries over the past three decades for National Geographic, as senior
writer, covering international politics, the environment and much more. Are water wars, so rare in
human history, an inevitable thing of the future? Sharing insights and anecdotes from recent field
assignments, Belt will cover “Water Wars: A Geographic Perspective,” explaining how people in
three hotly contested watersheds navigate between water conflict and water cooperation.
Make A Weekend Of It!
Cape May Forum and its cultural and educational partners make a full weekend of it. To “whet your
appetite,” here is a look at the events for May 17-19. Cape May Forum – page 2 April 22, 2013
The weekend kicks off at Convention Hall on Friday evening, May 17 from 6 to 8 pm with a
Meet the Speakers reception, catered by the incomparable Washington Inn, and followed by a
special City-sponsored Concert featuring the Fred Hall Orchestra and dancing.
Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Cape May Forum presents the Spring Forum, its
fourth-annual forum of themed lectures and discussion. Then on Saturday at 1 pm, participants will
board one of Cape May’s signature Trolleys, armed with a gourmet “Shoebie” box lunch, and
head for a tour of Cape May’s Desalination Plant, followed by an on-site “Water Tasting”
Competition.
Sunday morning at 10:30 am, at the Cape May Elementary School on Lafayette Street, with the
help of the Cape May Film Society, “Brunch & a Movie” will include a continental breakfast and
the family feature film “Rango.” “Rango” is a charming family film about a family crossing the
desert by car with their pet chameleon. Rango lands in an old Western town called Dirt – a town
with a desperate need for Water, a Sheriff, and a Hero. Rango takes on the case of their missing
water!
Congress Hall, the Queen Victoria B&B and the Montreal Inn are preparing special accommodation
packages.
ABOUT CAPE MAY FORUM
Cape May Forum, a non-profit organization in the nation’s first seaside resort, partners with local,
regional and national cultural and educational groups to bring its participants a unique opportunity
for exploration and discussion of timely social, moral and political issues, while they enjoy a oceanfront city rich with history, culture and some of the country’s best beaches.
The 2010 Cape May Forum opened by asking: “Humor – Can It Save the World?” Then in 2011 we
posed the question: “Guess What’s Coming for Dinner? – The Politics of Food in the 21st Century”
and explored everything from the gourmet food movement in the developed world, to the politics
of food scarcity in the developing world. In 2012 we looked to the “Future of Energy.” The 2013
topic is “Water Matters,” inspiring events throughout the spring season in Cape May, culminating in
the Spring Forum event on May 18.
For information about programs and to purchase tickets, visit Cape May Forum at
www.capemayforum.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CapeMayForum, and on Twitter
@capemayforum.
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CAPE MAY - Parents Magazine has named Cape May as one of their top ten best beach towns.

A number of things were taken into account for the rankings, not only nice beaches, but also safety, fun and affordability. Cape may made the list at number five. Local hotspots mentioned in the article include Sunset Beach, The Nature Center of Cape May, the Cape May Point Lighthouse, and the shops at the Washington Street Mall. Number one on the list was Hilton Head, South Carolina

CAPE MAY, N.J. – A local Coast Guardsman will be named the Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 in the 5th Coast Guard District Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Petty Officer 1st Class Christie Herms from Houston, a lead instructor at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, was selected as the Enlisted Personof the Year from more than 3,000 active duty Coast Guardsmen stationed in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina.

“I’m honored and humbled to be selected for this prestigious award, but I couldn’t have done it without the never ending support of my husband, family, shipmates and command,” said Herms. “I will continue to honorably serve the United States Coast Guard and my shipmates to best my abilities.”

Rear Adm. Steven H. Ratti, the 5th District commander in Portsmouth, Va., will present Herms her award during a ceremony Friday.

Petty Officer 1st Class Christy Herms, a lead instructor at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May from Houston, will be recognized as the 5th Coast Guard District Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 during a ceremony here May 3, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Herms was selected from more than 3,000 active duty Coast Guardsmen stationed in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina. (Coast Guard photo)Petty Officer 1st Class Christy Herms, a lead instructor at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May from Houston, will be recognized as the 5th Coast Guard District Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 during a ceremony here May 3, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.  (Coast Guard photo)

Herms was recognized for a variety of her contributions at the Coast Guard’s only enlisted accession point including revamping the Coast Guard’s entry-level CPR/First Aid curriculum, managing the training data of more than 2,500recruits and qualifying as one of only a handful of master training specialists in the Coast Guard, which is the highest instructor qualification available to Coast Guardsmen. She was also instrumental in directly helping several service members as an applied suicide intervention responder in the region.

In her free time, Herms also led a number of initiatives aimed at supporting the community of southern New Jersey. She was instrumental in the administration of recruit blood drives for the American Red Cross, which collected more than 809 units of blood in 2012. She was also an active member of the Coast Guard’s Partnership in Education Program promoting learning with children both in the classroom and at home, helping to build playgrounds at area schools and devoting more than 40 hours to help area children with their homework after school.

Herms devoted a number of hours to improving the quality of life for Coast Guardsmen as the president of the Coast Guard Enlisted Association, a service organization that supports the Coast Guard enlisted workforce. She also organized a Parent’s Committee for the Child Development Center at Training Center Cape May where more than 80 military children are cared for every year.

In 2012, Herms was also awarded the Master Chief Petty Officer Pearl Faurie Women’s Leadership award for “inspirational, innovative and imaginative leadership and mentorship on and off duty,” according to the Coast Guard’s diversity staff. She was also selected as Training Center Cape May’s Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012.

Herms currently resides in Cape May Courthouse, N.J., with her husband, Tom, and two children, Cassie and Troy.  Herms is a 2000 graduate of South Houston High School.

 

 


 

 

Join the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Team! Job Fair Scheduled for May 18
By JSalmon on 05/03/2013:

Join the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Team
Job Fair Scheduled for May 18, 2013

(North Cape May, NJ) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials scheduled a job fair to take place inside the Cape May Terminal on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The purpose of the job fair, which will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., is to attract qualified people to apply for seasonal/casual positions in various departments, including Customer Service, Food and Retail and Marine. During the busy summer season, the Ferry hires more than 250 seasonal employees.

“We’re excited to hold this job fair in Cape May County,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “The Authority’s a community-oriented employer and this event will provide a great opportunity for prospective candidates to speak with our hiring managers and apply onsite. Whether on land or aboard a vessel, you can’t beat a summer job at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry.”

What: A job fair will be held inside the rotunda of the Cape May ferry terminal. A welcome table with job postings will be set up and candidates will be directed to the Gallery to meet with hiring managers to be interviewed on the spot. Candidates are subject to a background check and will be able to apply on-line inside the Gallery.

Where: Inside the Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, N.J.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Why: The Cape May – Lewes Ferry has nearly 60 seasonal positions currently available, including ferry deckhands, assistant engineers, clerks, administrative assistants, food service workers, retail clerks, warehouse workers, customer service, cashiers, bartenders, maintenance workers. Some supervisory seasonal positions are also available. The Authority is actively seeking local residents to fill seasonal jobs at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. The Authority anticipates a good turnout for his special job fair and looks forward to making this year’s pilot an annual event.

About the Cape May – Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) operates year round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2012, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported nearly 300,000 vehicles an


 

Cape May’s Chalfonte Hotel Exhibit Opens April 26

“Cape May’s Chalfonte Hotel: A Living National Landmark,” guest-curated by author Karen Fox and sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), opens April 26.

CAPE MAY – Learn about the historic Chalfonte Hotel and Cape May’s Civil War hero Henry Sawyer in the Carriage House Gallery exhibit, “Cape May’s Chalfonte Hotel: A Living National Landmark,” guest-curated by author Karen Fox and sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), which opens April 26.

Built by Civil War hero Henry Sawyer, taken prisoner 150 years ago in 1863, the Chalfonte Hotel has hosted guests continuously for over 137 years. Home to heroes, heroines, heartaches, legends, love affairs, unforgettable characters and nationally famous cooks, the hotel’s intriguing history comes alive in this exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Author Karen Fox has adapted her book, “The Chalfonte,” into an intriguing exhibit showcasing life and legends at the hotel from Henry Sawyer’s handwritten battlefield diaries and prison letters to more than a century of vintage photos, watercolors, architectural drawings, kitchen diaries, first person narratives and memorabilia of guests who return to the hotel over five and six generations.

Members of the public are invited to the free exhibit opening on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Carriage House Gallery, on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. The exhibit is free and open daily, April 26 through Nov. 10.

 


 

Bird and Nature Walks Set to Resume May 4
Environmen
By Press Release

CAPE MAY – The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge will once again be offering free, family-friendly bird and nature walks every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May NWR, located at 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), Wildwood Crest 08260.

The public is invited to come and learn about this amazing natural area, consisting of a rare maritime dune forest nestled between the untouched beach dunes and the salt marsh. Migrant and nesting song and shore birds, as well as butterflies and dragonflies, are plentiful year round. Native plants and trees that once covered the New Jersey barrier islands can also be found here.

Guided walks will leave from the Visitor’s Contact Station at 9:00 a.m. each Saturday morning, starting May 4. Free loaner binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fun nature activities, kid-sized binoculars, coloring sheets and a scavenger hunt are also available free of charge for the kids! These free walks will last approximately an hour and a half, and will be fun for novice and experienced birders alike. Families with children are welcome. Our trails are well-maintained and easy to walk, and some are wheelchair accessible.

No pre-registration is necessary. Meet us in the Visitor Center parking lot (the second lot on the left) on Loran Drive, which is just off Ocean Drive (Pacific Ave) south of Wildwood Crest. You may wish to bring bug spray, sunscreen and water. Restrooms and water will be available at the Visitor’s Center before and after the walk.

For more information about Two Mile Beach, go to our website at www.friendsofcapemayrefuge.org .

Bird Walk Information for Weekly Calendar of Events:

May 5: Free family bird walk at Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May NWR, located at 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), Wildwood Crest 08260. Guided walks will leave from the Visitor’s Contact Station at 9:00 a.m. Free loaner binoculars are available. Sponsored by Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. For more info call 215-341-1044. These walks will continue each Saturday throughout the summer and fall, ending Oct. 25.

 

Garden State Light Removal Project Exit 9, 10 and 11


 

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Participates in Groundbreaking to Mark the End of Traffic Signals on the Garden State Parkway
Long-Awaited Removal Promises a Safer Trip for Residents and Visitors
For Immediate Release Contact: Ernest Landante
Monday, February 4, 2013 609-777-2535
Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson, Congressman Frank LoBiondo and other elected officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction on a project that will improve safety by removing three traffic lights at Garden State Parkway interchanges in Cape May County — the only three traffic signals on the 172-mile length of the toll road.
“Traffic lights have no place on a busy highway like the Garden State Parkway, and there has been nearly unanimous agreement that the lights at these three Cape May County intersections near the southern end of the Parkway needed to go,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “By finally making this project a reality, we will save lives. We will make the Parkway and the local roads safer and less congested for the people who live and work in Cape May County and for the citizens of New Jersey and all those who depend on these roads to get safely to their favorite Shore towns.”
The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Crest Haven Road in Middle Township with the traffic light at Interchange 11 as a backdrop. After a program of speeches, ceremonial shovels of dirt were turned to mark the beginning of the construction phase of the project.
The project will replace the traffic signals at three at-grade intersections with full interchanges. Bridges will be built to carry the Parkway over Shell Bay Avenue (Interchange 9), Stone Harbor Boulevard (Interchange 10) and Crest Haven Road (Interchange 11). Ramps will provide continued full access between the Parkway and the local roads at all three interchanges. Drivers on the Garden State Parkway will no longer have to stop to let local traffic pass, and drivers on the local roads will no longer have to wait at a busy intersection to get to the other side of the Parkway.
“Three people have died in crashes at these traffic lights just since the preliminary design for this project began in 2004,” said DOT Commissioner and Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson. “It’s time to get this project done and get those traffic lights out of there. When a problem with a wetlands mitigation site last year looked like it might delay construction, we promised to do whatever we had to be in a position to award the contract in December and get the work underway by early this year. I’m happy to say we were able to do that.”
The traffic lights have been in place since before there even was a Garden State Parkway. They were installed when the former New Jersey Highway Department built a bypass around Cape May Courthouse in the 1940s. They remained after the bypass was incorporated into the Parkway when the toll road opened in 1954.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates the Parkway, awarded a construction contract to the Richard E. Pierson Construction Co. of Pilesgrove, NJ, in December. Pierson was the lowest of four bidders. The total cost of the project is $110 million, about $15 million less than originally projected. The project is being paid for with $32 million in federal funding secured by Congressman LoBiondo and $78 million from the Turnpike Authority’s 10-year capital program.
Construction is expected to take about two years. The first steps will be to relocate utilities and to construct a temporary diversionary road parallel to the northbound Parkway. The diversionary road, which is expected to be completed in about three months, will carry Parkway traffic while the overpasses are being constructed.
The New Jersey No Net Loss Reforestation Act requires state agencies to replace any trees removed during a construction project. About 26 forested acres will be impacted by the construction of the improvements at Interchanges 9, 10 and 11. There is enough room in the vicinity of the project to plant new trees on about 20 acres. In addition to planting those trees, the Turnpike Authority will pay $382,500 to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to plant and maintain trees on an additional 6.25 acres of public land away from the project area.
The project will also impact 4.62 acres of freshwater wetlands and 2.37 acres of tidal wetlands. To compensate for those impacts, the Turnpike Authority will spend $5 million to restore, preserve or enhance more than 38 acres of wetlands in Cape May County and to buy credits in a wetlands mitigation bank.
“This important project is one of several major capital investments the Turnpike Authority is making on the Garden State Parkway in South Jersey,” said Turnpike Authority Executive Director Ronnie Hakim. “The Authority is spending nearly $700 million, or about 10 percent of its capital program budget, just on projects in Cape May and Atlantic Counties. That work is creating jobs, relieving congestion and making the Parkway safer.”
Other Garden State Parkway projects underway or about to begin include widening the road by one lane in each direction between Egg Harbor Township and Toms River; making major improvements to the Bass River, Mullica River, Patcong Creek, Great Egg Harbor and Drag Channel bridges; removing the Beesley’s Point Bridge; replacing the Bass River State Police barracks; and building complete interchanges at mileposts 41 and 44 in Galloway Township, Atlantic County.
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The Cape May County Zoo  Community Events Editor: For immediate release
For information call Hannah MacQueen (cell) 609-865-7930

The Cape May County Zoo Society’s annual fundraiser is set to celebrate the Year of the Snake with a Chinese Lunar New Year party starting at 6 pm Saturday, January 26th at the Princeton Bar & Grill, 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ.The event will raise funds for the Cape May Zoo, the non-profit’s 2013 fundraising campaign to support these initiatives:
•An expanded, modern habitat for our snow leopards
•Animal Health & Nutrition Fund: food, veterinary care and behavioral enrichment activities for
The overall well-being and quality of life.
•Eastern Tiger Salamander Conservation: Now found almost exclusively in Cape May County, these endangered salamanders are disappearing. To boost their population the zoo and state DEP will work together to collect, raise and repopulate them back to the wild.
Cape May County Zoological Society/ZooFriends is a 501(c)3 non-profit solely devoted to the continuing improvement of the Cape May County Zoo for our visitors, staff and – most of all –the living creatures in our care. This year celebration will include some new Asian appetizers, entertainment for the evening along with dancing, raffles and gift baskets, and cash bar. The cost is $40 per person at the door(advance purchase online $30).
Those interested in more information visit www.capemaycountyzoo.org or call 609-465-1033.

 


 

Cape May Brewing Company continues to expand CAPE MAY COUNTY -
Posted: Nov 27, 2012 11:26 PM EST
Updated: Dec 11, 2012 11:26 PM EST
Posted By Desmond Miller -
One of Cape May County’s breweries has seen a lot of success since their opening in summer 2011.

With their success, the Cape May Brewing Company just completed a large expansion to their once small operation at the Cape May County Airport.

For many brewers, making your own brew is just a hobby, but that changed for Ryan Krill in July of 2011, when he along with his father and friend turned their hobby into successful business known as the Cape May Brewing Company.

“We started very small brewing 12 gallons at a time as a commercial brewery, then worked our way up to 55 gallons at a time and now we’re up to about 200 gallons at a time and looking to get even bigger,” explained President & Co-founder Ryan Krill.

After winning the best IPA award at the Atlantic City Beer Festival last year, the popularity of the small brewing company has grown rapidly in Cape May County.

So, in an effort to boost economic growth, the once small brewing company received an economic development loan from Lower Township, which they used to expand their operations both behind the scenes and in public as they recently completed a brand new taproom.

“We just recently opened the taproom this is the product of the economic development loan,” said Krill. “It took us about 6 months to get this completed.”

“It’s really, really exciting to see this place grow and grow and grow and grow from the little place we were a couple of bays down,” said taproom manager Daniel Otero.

With the new expansion, the Cape May Brewing Company was able to hire more employees than ever before many of which, including Krill, gave up careers to work at the microbrewery.

“Quite remarkable, I mean I said to everybody there’s like a one and a million chance for a brewery to end up in Cape May County let alone for me to be the brewer at Cape May Brewing Company,” said brewer Mark McPherson.

“I love being here every single day even the worst day is way better than my previous life working in finance,” Krill expressed.

And with their sights set on expanding, even more members of the brewery say they are happy to have received so much support.

“Lower Township was really happy to have us, Cape May County was happy to have us, the state was happy to have us and so was the DRBA and we’re happy to host our beer lovers.

The Cape May brewing company is now open four days week during the winter but you can find their brews in 20 different locations throughout Cape May County.ext.


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CapeMayResort.com
609.741.8587
sales@capemayresort.com
February, 2013
Cape May Resort.com launches a new website and blog site focusing on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation Area with Social Media.
CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY – CapeMayResort.com is a complete interactive site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. “We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. With Capemayresort.com, consumer’s today can shop and search with their mobile devices, including smart phones, tablets and smaller tablet computers.” said Ryan Reclaim, Director of Marketing at Cape May Resort.com.

The Cape May Resort.com site is designed with local time You Tube Videos, including a smart device “Mobile Format” allowing Cape May travelers to easily access screen friendly content that is compatible with today’s mobile browsers. In support of this new site, Cape May Resort.com has launched Social Media networking links on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest social networking sites to suit the ways Cape May travelers plan and communicate.

This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from discount saving digital coupons to weather reports and weekly events. Cape May Resort.com also hosts a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to do in Cape May, shopping, beach information and more.
In addition to the Social Media Links, this new site links directly to the Greater Cape May Chamber of Commerce accommodations availability listing portal. This allows potential new Cape May County visitors to check accommodations on the spot. “As the new tourism landscape has changed dramatically due to the recession and Hurricane Sandy, while we continue to enjoy a high visitor return rate, we are finding the need to work harder to attract and keep the overnight vacationer to the county” as cited by the 2012 Annual Cape May County Tourism Conference report.
To visit the site please click http://capemayresort.com/ or you can visit the Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/

About Cape May Resort.com – The Cape May Resort.com site is totally dedicated to the Cape May Resort vacation area. The site was created by its founders with a vision to create an educational web site that focuses on the Historic Cape May Resort Vacation area. The vision of the web site and blog is to assist travelers on line via web, smart phone or tablet, while promoting our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May. This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May, we also host a local Cape May Blog featuring local events, things to Do in Cape May, shopping, restaurants, beach information and much more.
Your local Cape May business can be a part of CapeMayResort.com too! Locals and tourists alike use CapeMayResort.com like to find the services they want in and around Cape May – and you can make your business a part of that directory today. For more information about joining the newest online Cape May Beach directory you’ll find, contact the Cape May Resort staff today. Sales – 609 741 8587 email: sales@capemayresort.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAPE MAY – Presidents’ Day Weekend The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

Fri., Feb. 17 to Mon., Feb. 20, is a great time to break out your walking shoes and jacket and explore Cape May. Head up the 199 spiraling steps of the Cape May Lighthouse, then feel the winter wind on your face. Warm up inside on a winery tour and tasting, or an indoor crafts and antiques show. Explore Cape May’s paranormal side on a ghost tour and learn about the city’s history via trolley tours – all sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), Cape May’s leader in cultural and heritage tourism.

The region’s most sought-after antiques dealers and craftspeople come together for a two-day show in Victorian Cape May on Sat., Feb. 18 and Sun., Feb. 19. The show features handmade items, gifts, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture and more. Crafts & Antiques in Winter will be held at Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children 12 and under with plenty of free parking.

Wine lovers will enjoy combining a Wine Tasting Dinner, Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting and Wine School Class over Presidents’ Day Weekend for a triple delight. The Cape May Wine Weekend, Fri., Feb. 17 through Sun., Feb. 19, begins on Friday with a four-course Wine Tasting Dinner at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., featuring wines themed to the Cape May Wine School Class on Sunday. Guests will be treated to individual attention from the wine steward. On Sat., Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., visit the award-winning Cape May Winery located in North Cape May for a Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting that includes a tour of the vineyard, an introduction to the winemaker’s art, and a barrel tasting with cheese and fruit. On Sun., Feb. 19 at 1 p.m., learn the finer points of fine wines and expand your knowledge in a Cape May Wine School class at the Washington Inn on “Great Italian Reds.” The complete package (gratuity extra) is $135 per person.

The Cape May Wine School class can be purchased separately from the Cape May Wine Weekend. Learn about red wines from Italy and meet other wine enthusiasts. The class on Sun., Feb. 19, “Great Italian Reds,” takes place at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. at 1 p.m. Admission is $30 per person.

Experience the award-winning Cape May Winery during a Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting at the Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Rd., on Sat., Feb. 18 and Sun., Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Tour the vineyard to see how the grapes are grown, get an introduction to the winemaker’s art in the winery and enjoy a barrel-tasting accompanied by cheese and fruit. Admission is $20 per person and includes a sampling of five to six kinds of wine and a complimentary souvenir tasting glass.

Would you rather sip and swirl at your own pace? Then the Self-guided Wine Trail is for you. Spend the afternoon touring Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and sampling wines at each. Admission is $8 and includes a map with the wineries listed and a tasting glass. Self-guided Wine Trails are offered Sat., Feb. 18 and Sun., Feb. 19 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cape May is a hotbed of paranormal activity according to ghost investigator and psychic medium Craig McManus. Discover the “other side” of Cape May during a ghost tour on Presidents’ Day Weekend. McManus has conducted numerous investigations throughout the City of Cape May and his findings are shared by your guide on the Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tours. This 45-minute evening ride takes you past flickering gas street lamps and the haunted properties of Cape May to experience spine-tingling tales. Tours are offered on Sat., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12).

The best way to get to know Cape May and its rich history is to take the popular Historic District Trolley Tours. Knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories about the nation’s oldest seashore resort. Tours are offered on Sat., Feb. 18 at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and Mon., Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3-12). Combine the Historic District Trolley Tour with a guided tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, 1048 Washington St., with its theme “Victorian Health and Fitness.” The Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tour schedule is the same as the Historic District Trolley Tour schedule during Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb.17-20. Admission is $18 for adults and $9 for children (ages 3-12). The Emlen Physick Estate Tours are also available separately. Tours are offered on Sat., Feb. 18, at 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., Sun., Feb. 19 at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Mon., Feb. 20 at 11:45 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-12).

The Center for Community Arts (CCA) and MAC present an exhibit and panel discussion Presidents’ Day Weekend featuring the photography of Stockton College Distinguished Professor of Art and nationally renowned photographer Wendel White. On Sun., Feb. 19, at 4 p.m., join White and representatives from CCA and the local community at the Carriage House Gallery, 1048 Washington St., in a Free Panel Discussion focusing on this exhibit entitled, “Wendel White’s Schools for the Colored with an exhibit highlighting the life and soul of the Franklin Street School.”

Wendel White’s Schools for the Colored is 50 photographs that focus on buildings and sites White describes as “connected to the system of racially segregated schools established in the northern United States.” Alongside White’s images is another exhibit of photographs curated by CCA highlighting the life and soul of Cape May’s Franklin Street School, which operated as an elementary school for Cape May’s black children until segregation was banned in New Jersey.

Admission to the exhibit and panel discussion is free. The gallery is open on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Mon., Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Cape May Lighthouse re-opens for the season during Presidents’ Day Weekend. Climb 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse is open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, Sun., Feb. 19 and Mon., Feb. 20. Tower admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children (ages 3-12). Admission to the accessible Visitors’ Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. The lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township.

MAC is also offering Self-guided Audio Tours of the Historic District and Cape May’s Family Treasure Hunt on President’s Day Weekend.