Award-Winning Songwriter Reed Waddle in Wildwood

Wildwood is now home stage to nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Reed Waddle. What brings this Telluride Troubador Contest grand prize winner to Cape May County?
“It’s an interesting story,” starts Reed. His father worked as a fisherman stationed out of Virginia throughout the 70s. One of the boats he worked on, called “The Holly Murphy”, actually sank off the coast of Cape May on... Read More


Chips & Divots

Wow! What a summer it has been. When it is hot and humid, like it has been lately, it is important to be more mindful and prepared to play golf. We wait ALL winter to be able to get out and hit balls and play a round of golf. Don’t let the heat discourage you from playing golf this summer! Remember, a hot day on the golf course is still better than a nice day anywhere else ~
Here are... Read More


Smitty's Parking & Bike Rentals - Family-Owned and Family Fun

Love those Wildwood days? We bet you would love them even more cruising through the island’s streets on a sleek Smitty’s bicycle. Smitty’s Parking & Bike Rental, located at the corner of Young and Ocean Avenues in Wildwood, has been in business since the 1960s and has been family owned and operated since 1997.
With years of experience under their belts, its owners have made Smitty’s... Read More


Do The Shore Fashion Makeover

Joan, our very first fashion makeover participant, initially described herself as “stuck in a rut”. A mother of a 24 year old, 21 year old, and 17 year old, she was on a quest to once again find her fashionable self now that her kids have flown the nest. Marcellina of Wildwood came to the rescue. “I always dress the same,” Joan explained to Marcellina owner and makeover consultant Tina. Joan... Read More

Lifeguard of the Week

When I contacted the North Wildwood Beach Patrol in search for this week’s lifeguard of the week, Captain Bill Ciavarelli recommended three year guard Tom Wilhelm. Originally from Egg Harbor Township, nineteen year old Tom has always spent his summers on the beaches of North Wildwood. “I grew up here,” he states. What inspired Tom to make the transition from typical beachgoer to NWBP lifesaver... Read More


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