We’re Off and Running into Summer in Cape May

What an incredible start to the summer season in Cape May. An early season heat wave got things cooking two weeks ago. Then the after school crowds started to swarm into town and a storm named Arthur decided to threaten the east coast.

Cape May City held its first Seafood Festival the last weekend in June, which drew an estimated crowd in the thousands. By all accounts the affair was an overwhelming success. Promotion of the event earned me the title of “tireless advocate” by Exit Zero publisher Jack Wright.

The same weekend as Cape May’s Seafood festival the Cape May Lewis Ferry turned Fifty years old and held its birthday celebration at both terminals.

Less than a week later, with most Cape May properties putting on the finishing touches for a busy holiday weekend, a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean became the first named storm of the season. Hurricane Arthur passed due east of Cape May, but not before he could disrupt the festivities and firework schedules of nearby communities.

Senator Cory Booker ran through town, literally, as part of a campaign promotion: Run with Cory. The Senator invited local runners to sign up for a one mile run and then treated them to coffee at Coffee Tyme on Beach Avenue. The Senator stuck around and marched in the annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday July 5th.

Perhaps the best event of the weekend took place with little fanfare. A humble commercial fisherman named Jonathon Alexander was recognized by the United States Coast Guard for saving the life of a fellow mariner in April of 2013. Jonathon jumped into frigid waters of Delaware Bay to rescue a drowning fisherman from a capsized boat. You can read the full story by clicking here.

It looks like Cape May is off to a great start. Despite the Hurricane threat, visitors are arriving at their favorite destination. One thing is for certain, no one seems to be asking yet if the Sports Illustrated models are still here. We may not know the impact the Sports Illustrated swim suit edition of the magazine will have for some time. But I don’t think Gi Gi Hadid is still around.

Have a great summer



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *