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Imagining The Third Century

Imagining The Third Century

It’s a Wednesday night in mid-June. Restaurants along Washington Street Mall fill up with folks from out of town. The night shift of employees come, ready to serve locals and visitors alike.  Locals finishing up their workday head to the beach, to a watering hole for a drink with friends, or home to get...

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The Gift to Come

The Gift to Come

“Ukuele” translates to become the phrase “The gift to come.” This four-stringed, tiny guitar has become as synonymous with the sound of the Hawaiian Islands as the crashing of the ocean waves along the shore. It is a little-known fact that ukulele’s did not originate in Hawaii.  The Portuguese machete a...

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Suites by the Sweets

Suites by the Sweets

May 2, 2017 At 5:30pm every day in the summertime, the lifeguards on Cape May Beach pull their rescue boats up on the sand, far away from the incoming tide. The final whistle let’s swimmers know that it’s time to get out of the water.  Beach-goers shake sandy towels and blankets, packing up toys and ch...

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Spring Egg Rolls

Spring Egg Rolls

American traditions are abundant. Hot dogs at baseball games, and fireworks on the Fourth of July. Even holidays that are celebrated the world over come with their own set of American customs. Easter is no exception. Every spring across America children don their Easter bonnets and clutch their baskets ...

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Show People

Show People

On February 19TH, Myra Vassian will be joined by some of her friends from New York for a Musical Theatre Sing- Along in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom. Myra is the Entertainment director for Cape Resorts, and this winter she will be joined by Martín Solá, Rachel Rhodes- Devey, and Alexander Rovang for a...

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A Wonderful Gift

A Wonderful Gift

It’s that time of year when we are making lists, checking them twice, looking for the perfect gift to wrap in pretty paper and place under the tree for loved ones. Children write letters to Santa Claus with special requests, counting the days until December 25th when the jolly man in the red suit will m...

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A Fowl Tradition

A Fowl Tradition

In millions of households across America this Thanksgiving, a similar scene will play out. It may be some sort of modern rendition of Norman Rockwell’s Freedom From Want, with a family gathered around the dinner table, waiting for a matriarch to place the most anticipated centerpiece: the Thanksgiving t...

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The Kitchen Gardens

The Kitchen Gardens

There are a lot of breathtaking places in Cape May. Sunset Beach and the Cove are pretty popular.  Tucked away on Stevens Street in West Cape May, the entrance to Beach Plum Farm seems to find its place among the ranks. As you come up the seashell driveway, the beautiful timber built Farm Market emerges...

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Tommy’s Folly Turns 200

Tommy’s Folly Turns 200

In 1816 the United States was a mere forty years old. The son of a tavern keeper in what is now Cape May had a vision to build the most impressive, three-story hotel where distinguished guests from miles around would come to bask in the glow of its grandeur.  Thomas Hughes built what he called “The Big ...

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Yes, Virginia

Yes, Virginia

There’s nothing like Cape May at Christmas. The gingerbread moulding on historic houses is awakened with tiny white Christmas lights. Visitors stroll along Washington Mall, sipping cocoa as they searching for the perfect, unique gift for loved ones. The Virginia Hotel is also adorned with white lights, ...

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Building Traditions

Building Traditions

     One of the beautiful things about the climate of Cape May is that it is always changing. On summer days, the sand on the beach is barely visible amid the crowds of visitors looking to cool off in the salty Atlantic. On crisp mornings in the fall you may find fishermen dotting the shoreline, baiting...

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Fly Me to Cape May

Fly Me to Cape May

Let’s face it- Cape May is pretty famous. We have the best beaches, the best restaurants, and the prettiest historical houses that have been carefully preserved. Those who visit in September and October know that this little island at the southern tip of New Jersey has the ideal weather conditions durin...

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Safe at Home

Safe at Home

      The word ‘home’ often times evokes images of comfort and safety. It’s a haven, a place where you can relax and feel at ease with family and friends. It’s not just four walls, a bunch of nails and sheetrock, but that comfortable place to hang your hat. In Cape May, sometimes it is simply a patch of...

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Congressional Independence Day

Congressional Independence Day

It’s a hot summer afternoon in Cape May.  Early in the day visitors drag their beach chairs 100 feet from the sandy shore to a grassy patch on Congress Hall’s Lawn. The sounds of excited children are heard from the carnival games on the veranda. The smell of charcoal mingling with hot dogs and hamburger...

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The First Beach Bums

The First Beach Bums

Horseshoe crabs have been lounging on beaches in the Delaware Bay long before the first human settlers landed on Cape Island. Every spring, volunteers with the Annual Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey gather to count these ancient arthropods as they come ashore at the height of the mating season. The horse...

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The Congress Hall March

The Congress Hall March

February 25, 2015             March is traditionally thought of as quiet in Cape May, falling after the festive holidays and before the sunny summer afternoons on the beach. At Cape Resorts, the traditions are anything but quiet. From the beginning, music has played a key role at Congress Hall, the Vir...

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An Interview with Crumpet

An Interview with Crumpet

They can be found everywhere: from the North Pole to the Island of Misfit Toys. From Macy’s 34th Street department store, to the Congress Hall Ballroom on Saturday mornings. They claim that they work hard all day, but their work is play. They are Santa’s elves. For Crumpet the Elf, his work and play has...

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The Blue Plate Special

The Blue Plate Special

           As the summer has come to a close, it’s hard not to feel a little blue. Especially when the sky continues to be an unbelievably beautiful and clear reflection of the ocean’s cerulean shade. Our mascot, Blue the Pig continues to strut his Tiffany hued paws around the Cape Resorts Campus. And n...

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Cape Resorts’ Legendary Mascot, Blue

Cape Resorts’ Legendary Mascot, Blue

You’re a very busy pig, Blue. What events do you attend at Congress Hall?I’m here for all kinds of events like: carnival nights, family karaoke, Easter egg hunts, and Winter Wonderland – the most magical time of the year. There’s also the Fourth of July celebration – for that, I wear my snazziest Uncle ...

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