Sunday, October 1, 2023

Cape May 2/15/2006

By Rick Racela

I love Presidents’ Weekend.
It’s nice to have an extra day off in the middle of February, which seems far removed from celebratory days like Christmas or that wonderful intro to summer, Memorial Day Weekend.
It’s especially nice to have so many activities to choose from on Cape Island this winter holiday weekend.
Convention Hall will surely be bustling Saturday during the Crafts in Winter show, with nearly 40 crafters bringing their handmade goods to sell.
Admission is just $2.50 and it’s free for children under 12.
Sunday, the show switches gears to antiques.
 I hear one of the antiques vendors is Cape May’s own Tom Carroll, former owner of the Mainstay and man about town!
Admission is $3.50 for adults and free for children under 12.
Both shows run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all proceeds benefit the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Another fun event to pass the time this weekend is the Cape May Wine School at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Inn.
Your host Keith Bader will guide you during this tasting of Argentinean wines.
Cost is $25 per person.
Call 884-5404 to reserve your ticket today.
A couple of local clubs have meetings coming up.
First, the GFWC Women’s Community Club of Cape May will hold a meeting at Price Hall of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 1 p.m. with a speaker from the Forestry Department.
The program will be presented by Glenn Leipe, accompanied by his firedog.
Light refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m.
Guests are always welcome, and women from Cape May and Lower Township may join by calling Jean at 522-0290 or Dot at 886-4554.
The Greater Cape May Historical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 23 at the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate.
The meeting features an exhibit co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center of the Arts and the Center for Community Arts entitled “A Feeling of Community: Segregation and Education on Cape Island 1860-1954.”
The William J. Moore Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will have a fundraiser at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the festivities will last until 11 p.m.
This event is about supporting education, community, and remembering local African-American educator and tennis instructor William J. Moore.
The Moore Foundation has funded over 60 college-bound students for the last 33 years in the uplifting spirit that he professed. 
The buffet dinner and dance will feature the seven-piece instrumental and four-man vocal group, Sensational Soul Cruisers, who specialize in classic soul music.
Tickets are available for $60 and there will be a cash bar.
Purchase tickets at Center for Community Arts, 712 Lafayette Street, Cape May, Flying Fish Studio, 130 Park Blvd., West Cape May, or call Alice Vasser at 898-2252.
For further information regarding the scholarships, write the William J. Moore Foundation at Box 64, Cape May, NJ 08204.
So enjoy the Presidents’ Weekend everyone, and keep sending me event news by emailing me at or leaving a voicemail at 898-8825. 
Please be sure to give me two weeks’ notice!

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