The animals at the county zoo might be a little confused and lonely with the lack of visitors, but rest assured this does not mean the animals are not being well cared for by the veterinarians and zookeepers, the county said in a release.

The St.Barnabas Art Group of Lower Township invites the public to its 58th annual art show Aug. 9, 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 2723 Bay Drive, Fishing Creek. Light refreshments will be served.

Ocean City's public library commemorated Black History Month Feb. 12, with an all-ages program about how African-American slaves communicated among themselves, risking serious punishment and even death in seeking their freedom.

If you find yourself with time on your hands and thoughts of volunteering dance in your head, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities Inc. (MAC) probably has a spot for you.

On Dec. 16 Cape May business leader Robert Mullock and his son Zack held a formal lease-signing ceremony at Macedonia Baptist Church. The lease will allow the Mullocks to renovate The Howell House. Their plan is to turn the building into a museum for Harriet Tubman who helped lead the struggle against slavery.

On almost any given evening, visitors to a bayside beach here might hear the sounds of a conch shell being blown, as Kevin Vrieze offers blessings and thanks for the day.

The Nathaniel Foster house on Bayshore Road has a story to tell. The history of lower Cape May County may be preserved because this nearly 300-year-old house was recently saved from destruction through the efforts of Cape May County and Lower Township.

The Museum of Cape May County, in conjunction with the Cape May County Civil War Roundtable, will host a lecture Oct. 19 that will bring to life one of the Civil War’s most colorful characters, Rose O’Neal Greenhow.

“As our official Historian, Larry has a wealth of background information on the history of Woodbine that we are proud to have him share at our local County Library Branch here in Woodbine,” added Mayor Pikolycky. 

Young women ages 17-23 who live, work or attend school in Cape May or Atlantic County are eligible to participate in this chance to win scholarship money, prizes and the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss New Jersey!