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Serenity is the order of the porch

September 25th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 02:41:19 The Bacchus inn has been in business for 7 years now. One thing the guest all agree on is the relaxing effect of sitting on the porch.

All day long Lisa and I stroll back and forth between the houses attending to innkeeper chores. We are consistently greeted…

Cape May MAC has a New Designer Showcase House for 2009

July 31st, 2009 by johnmatusiak

The Bacchus inn has been in business for 7 years now. One thing the guest all agree on is the relaxing effect of sitting on the porch. All day long Lisa and I stroll back and forth between the houses attending to innkeeper chores. We are consistently greeted by guest watching the day go bye. Some read and enjoy the breeze other chat about last night’s dinner. All have an easy feel about them. Many guest comment on how difficult it is to do this at home. Some point out that most new homes have rear porches. Another said it was impossible to watch the strollers go bye from the backyard. Cape May offers a relaxing atmosphere. The streets are lined with charming bed and breakfast. The carriage rides meander by throughout the day. The beach goers walk back and forth with their skin bearing witness to the power of the sun. Children laugh, couples whisper. The porch offers a pleasant spot to watch a charming day go by.

Cape May County Zoo Remodels Rocky's Home

July 27th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

By Joe Hart Rocky, the nine-year-old Amur Tiger at the Cape May County Zoo, moved into his newly renovated habitat on Monday, June 29. rocky was born at Great Adventure and hand raised by Dr. Hubert Paluch, Zoo Director and veterinarian. “Rocky, who is currently over 500 pounds, 9 feet long and 4 feet tall, is a very special tiger who came to our zoo about eight years ago when he was only a year and half old. From the beginning, Rocky has been a favorite of the zoo staff and the public,” Paluch said. Paluch called Rocky a people-person who enjoys the summer when there are more visitors at the zoo to show off for.

Rocky’s new digs, which cost approximately $45,000, were made possible through a cooperative effort between county government, the Cape May County Zoological Society and private donors. A new waterfall and pond was funded through a contribution by The Dana Kull Memorial Fund in the amount of $25,000. The Zoo Staff made significant improvements to the overall beautification of the exhibit including outside habitat enhancements and fence upgrades that totaled $16,000. The Cape May County Zoological Society has initiated a fundraising and friend-raising campaign to help rebuild the homes of the zoo’s big cats. “The goal of the ZooFriends is to get our visitors involved with the zoo on a personal level so they can see and appreciate their results. ZooFriends’ donations will go to projects that enrich the lives of our animals while providing visitors an entertaianing and educational experience,” said Bill MacQueen, executive director of the society. The next phase of the tiger exhibit to be sponsored by ZooFriends will include a “nose-to-nose” glass walled viewing enclosure and tiger conservation information site. Additionally, conributions will rebuild the habitat for Brutu, the resident male African lion, in 2010.

It is not NYC's Broadway but it is still a real nice evening

July 16th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

Over the years the Bacchus Inn has had thousands on guest. Many of those vacationers have enjoyed a night at the theater. Cape May offers the East Lynne Theater, Cape May Stage, and Elaine’s dinner theater. All of these places are within walking distance and some offer dinner packages.

Elaine’s dinner theater is located on Lafayette between Ocean and Bank Sts. This theater can be all inclusive because they offer a bar and dinner as well as the show. Patrons can opt to skip dinner and just see the show. Tickets are available in advance at 609.884.4358.

Cape May’s First Presbyterian Church is the home of the East Lynne Theater Company(ELTC). The church is situated just minutes from the Bacchus Inn straight down Columbia Ave at Decatur St. The East Lynne Theater is associated with The Mid-Atlantic Center for The Arts(MAC). This year there are several shows throughout the summer like: Hans Brinker, The Ransom of Red Chief, and Helpful Hints. Reservations can be made by dialing 866.280.9211.

Cape May Stage has been newly renovated after a grant from the state and some contribution from generous residents. There is now comfortable theater seating to enjoy the stage entertainment. Cape May Stage offers several new shows throughout the season. Say Goodnight Gracie is now playing and has been well received by several guest. This stage does not offer dinner at the stage but has a wonderful alternative. Several Cape May restaurants offer a package along with discounted stage passes. Some of these restaurants include: 410 Bank,Oyester Bay, and Washington Inn. These are not the only choices rather a sample. A complete list can be found in the brochure provided in the foyer of the Bacchus Inn. One can also find out more info by dialing 609.884.1341.

On the next trip to Cape May try a night at the theater because many guest believe it is something you should not miss.

Classic Cars at the Gazebo

July 12th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

The classic cars have sauntered into town this July 11th. If you are looking for something to do while at staying at the Bacchus Inn stop by the Classic car show. There is a nice variety of cars down by the Washington St Mall today. The Lincoln Continental and vintages Woodies may be the oldest but MGs, Corvettes, and Jaguars offer and eyeful as well. Prizes will be award this afternoon but the real prize is a stroll through the park. This event is free to the public.

There are Plenty of Activities in the Waters that Surround Cape May

July 7th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

Cape May is an island. It has been since the army core of engineers made it so during World War II. The canal was carved from the main land in an effort to protect the Delaware river from sub attack during the war. The canal gave the then navy base (currently the coast guard base) easy access to the river in case of attack. That canal also made the Cape May peninsula an island.

There are three distinct waterways that surround the island: the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware bay/river, and the inland waterway tributaries. Each of these waterways offer fun and adventure for Cape May bed and breakfast guests.

Cape May offers dolphin and whale watching. There are several options available at the marina like Cape May Whale Watching and Miss Chris. These boats take visitors out several times a day. The tour normally circles the island with curious dolphins following along ship side.

Kayaking has become a popular recreational activity in the ocean and inland waterways. Miss Chris and Kayak adventures offer tours and kayak rentals.

A charming sea adventure could be to try Key of the Sea sail boat. This is a sailing ship that will take guests for a fee for a cruise in a sailboat in the Atlantic ocean or Delaware Bay.  One can go for a morning, afternoon or sunset cruise.

Jet skiing and parasailing rides are available at the marina as well. East coast Jet Ski offers 2 location in Cape May and Wildwood with daily rentals. 609.898.8754.

If you are looking for a more casual boating experience or enjoy birding then the Salt Marsh eco cruise may be for you. The MV Osprey takes tours from the marina 3 times a day:
10 am
1:30 pm
6:00 pm

Tours are normally 2 hours.

So next time you check into your bed and breakfast in Cape May hop in the car and hit the South Jersey marina. There is plenty to do on the water on your next vacation in Cape May.

Cape May has plenty to do on the July 4th holiday

July 1st, 2009 by johnmatusiak

While you are staying at the Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast several events are happening in Cape May this July 4th holiday weekend.

The Cape May Point July 4th Parde begins at 11 am.

The Annual Cape May July 4th Parade begins on July 4 at 1 pm.

Cold Spring Village is offering authentic american food and music on July 4th. The main event of the day is a vintage baseball game. The game will be between The Flemington Neshanock vs. Elkton Eclipse.

The Cape May Fireworks will begin at 9 pm at Beach and Perry on July 4th.

Harbor Fest is a new Cape May Tradition

June 18th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

The end of June is near and that means it is time for Harbor Fest. This is a great new Cape May Tradition that started a few years back. Cape May Harbor Fest offers several attractions and is so well managed that a shuttle is available to effortlessly ferry patrons from town to the Cape May Harbor area.

This years event will feature a tribute to the fallen sailors from the tragic fishing boat accident earlier this year.  So although the event is a time of fun in the sun a sense of respect and remembrance for sailors will be present.

Some of the attracts will be an assortment of seafood, cooking demos, arts and crafts, and live music.  There will also be a canoe and kayak regatta and wharf tours. So this spring festival has a lot to offer.

One of the best features of the event is the convenient trolley that will shuttle patrons from the Washington street mall to the Harbor area. This makes browsing the Harbor Fest a care free event because guest of Cape May Bed and Breakfast or hotels can easily walk to the trolley stop and not worry about driving and parking.

Harbor Fest will take place Saturday June 20, 2009 from 10 am to 5 pm. If you would like additional info dial: 609. 898.8848.

31st annual Cape May Point 5 Mile Run

June 14th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

If you like to run then Cape May Point is the place this weekend. The Cape May Point Fire Company is sponsoring the event.

There are 2 events a 2 mile run and a 5 mile run. The race begins at the Cape May Point Fire house on Yale street at 8:30. The 5 mile race begins a 9:00.

28th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournment

June 13th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

This is one of the largest shark tournaments in the Mid Atlantic region in Cape May. The tournament is expected to have $300,000 in prize money. It begins June 11th and ends June 14th at South Jersey Marina, Cape May.

If you are interested in trying your luck the fee is $525.00 per boat.

For more details dial:  609.884.2400.

Picture of last years Tournament Winning Fish At South Jersey Marina

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