Up Close & Personal with Ann Oswald

Since Ann was a mere 10 years old, living in Northeast Philadelphia, she has been practicing music. She remembers it like it was yesterday, holding concerts in her parents’ garage and charging family and friends to watch.
Music was always a hobby for her, but it became a passion when she moved to New Jersey. For a young girl, leaving behind a familiar world was hard to grasp. Writing... Read More


What to Do When Skies Aren't Blue...Theater Review!

The father of literature, William Shakespeare, once wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” in his comedy "As You Like It". But on a dreary Cape May County day, why not check out the indoor stages of talented local theater companies. When skies aren’t blue, let the latest shows in Cape May theater impress you.
East Lynne Theater Company
“The Poe Mysteries”
July 25th through... Read More

Mixology 101 - Drink of the Week

This week’s taste test for drink of the week was quite a special experience. Rather than traveling to one of Cape May County’s favorite pub, tavern, bar, or night spot, I remained right here, at the Herald Newspapers office building where Dan LeFever of Castle Brands brought the drink of the week to me. When he told me that Castle Brands’ “Dark ‘n Stormy” cocktail would most definitely impress... Read More

Mixology 101 - Bartender of the Week

The Country Club Tavern of Cape May Court House has remained a favorite neighborhood watering hole of locals and passers-by since its 1988 establishment. The Tavern’s casual, family-friendly vibe in its saloon-style atmosphere transports diners and drinkers to a simpler Wild West time. As I entered CCT, I was greeted by the cowboy hats, worn cowboy boots, and belt buckles adorning the... Read More


Marie Nicole's - Superior Dining, Stylish Atmosphere

Since its debut in 2000, Marie Nicole’s has redefined seashore dining with an emphasis on hospitality, style, and superior cuisine.The Barnabei Family has achieved great success with their casual family dining ventures with Concord Café in Avalon, and now in North Wildwood with North End American Grill. For Marie Nicole’s, the Family sought to bring modern american cuisine to the Wildwoods.... Read More


Wildwood Waverunning - Paradise Found

Although many tourists flock to the bay for their waverunner fix, few venture out onto the vast ocean for a more open water experience. I myself had never ridden a waverunner in the great Atlantic before, but when I did, cruising in the bay felt both limiting and bland in comparison.
Deciding I would take up my friend’s recommendation, I decided to try ocean waverunning for myself, as he... Read More


Stephanie's of Stone Harbor

Now in its 27th year in business, Stephanie’s of Stone Harbor is a unique and special store which began in Cape May, New Jersey in 1984. Stephen DiMuzio, owner and designer had a special talent for buying the right thing at the right time. He and his wife Angela decided to open a business and they named it after their five year old daughter, Stephanie. As their business grew, they decided to... Read More

Activities, Shopping

Cape May-Lewes Ferry for a Vacation Getaway

In the 19th century, steamships or "steamers" would transport the first tourists from Philadelphia and Wilmington "down river" to Cape May, America's first and oldest seashore resort at the southern tip of New Jersey for the summer, or a month, or even for a week-end. Railroads started arriving in the 1860s and steamships in the late 19th century. For decades into the mid-20th century, they... Read More


Island Hopping

Cape May County is a treasure trove of thrills, games, specialty seafood, happy hour specials, traditional family-style restaurants, beach gear, breakfast favorites, and relaxing rituals. Yet with its six hundred and twenty square-mile span, this Jersey shore county can be quite daunting. With all this ground to cover, where should you even begin? “Blast” is here with our seventh edition of... Read More


The Sand Barrens Experience

What makes for a world-class golf experience? It's the mystique that comes from playing the best … the sense of excitement on every one of Sand Barrens’ 27 championship holes at one of South Jersey’s premier golf courses and banquet facility – Sand Barrens Golf Club.
Sand Barrens Golf Club is most well-known due to the unique personality of its layout with more than 100 acres of sand in... Read More