Lifeguard of the Week

This week’s outstanding lifesaver hails from the Wildwood Beach Patrol. When asked for his recommendation, WBP Captain Steve Stocks did not hesitate to inform me that his first choice would most definitely be Tim Strybuc. Tim has been a member of the patrol since the summer of 2006 and has certainly made his mark.
I arrived at WBP Headquarters ready to go and was greeted by Lieutenant... Read More

Nightlife

Cultureal - Captains of Cape May County Reggae

The ten-piece reggae band Cultureal has been bringing its unique island sound to various Cape May County hotspots this summer season. Joshua Winer, lead vocalist and bassist, carefully assembled this renowned reggae ensemble in the summer of 2006.
Originally from Massachusetts, Joshua Winer attended Berklee College of Music where he concentrated in International Studies of Music and... Read More

Dining

Happy 50th Uncle Bill's!

Throughout its fifty year history, Uncle Bill’s Pancake House has become a Jersey Shore icon and a beacon of excellent service at family-friendly prices. While the eight Uncle Bill’s locations along the coast from Cape May to Ocean City are not united as one company, they are related.
The Uncle Bill’s legacy began in 1962 with Bill and Eleanor Donahue. They opened the very first location... Read More

Nightlife

Bar Hopping

With so many beach bars, pubs, and casual clubs to choose from, Cape May County renders nightlife decision-making extremely difficult. Thus, I set out on a mission to hit as many favorite late-night hotspots as possible in a two night span. Here, I review my Wildwood “Bar Hopping” encounters.
Thursday evening had finally rolled around after what seemed like an endless week of work... Read More

Activities

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 tenth edition of... Read More

Activities

What To Do When Skies Aren't Blue...Day at the Zoo

When skies are gray, it’s a zoo day.
During the last few weeks, Cape May County experienced some much-needed rain, but not for vacationers staying in motel rooms, bed-and-breakfast inns or campers.
While the number one attraction for most who visit the Jersey Cape is likely the beach, ocean and boardwalks, those are not particularly inviting on a gray day with intermittent rain,... Read More

Dining

Groff's Restaurant - An American Tradition

If you could take all of the best that Wildwood has to offer a family and give it a taste, it would be on the menu of Groff’s Restaurant. If you could bake all of the smiles and good memories your family has of the shore, it would taste like a famous homemade pie from Groff’s Restaurant. And this legacy of delicious memories began with one patriarch…
Mr. Earl M. Groff came to Wildwood in... Read More

Shopping

Gotta Have That...Fall Fashion Preview!

It has arrived…Our final edition of “Blast” and thus the close to our celebration of the summer season. While the first day of fall does not arrive until September 22nd, I’m here to prepare you for that inevitable transition from a bikini and floppy brimmed hat to a light cardigan and jeans. Here, I proudly present a sneak peak preview of the fall fashion trends you can expect to hit the... Read More

Dining

Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grille

Named “Best of the Shore” and “Best Fancy Bar” by Philadelphia Magazine, Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grille offers the ultimate waterfront casual fine dining experience. Its sunset views of the scenic Schooner Island Marina and inter-coastal waterway are rivaled by few others. Sunsets, stained glass & tropical palms, with intimate lighting and a touch of jazz all present classic comfort... Read More

Mixology 101 - Bartender of the Week

This week’s master mixologist hails from Woody’s Place of North Wildwood. Located in the former North Wildwood Fire House, Woody’s has a long history of lively staff and a “Cheers” atmosphere.
This week’s bartender of the week, Jimmy McKee, began working at Woody’s for the Hall family as a dishwasher when he was just a freshman in High School. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Jimmy... Read More