The Fishing Line

The fall sea bass season is now upon us, and so is this persistent summer-like weather. It seems like we should be in the middle of the summer offshore scene, but the calendar says October.

It’s rare to see an Eastern Spadefoot toad in Cape May County, then again, it’s rare to see a Spadefoot toad anywhere, despite their habitat range east of the Mississippi River from Florida to New England.

Middle Township Mayor Michael Clark announced that Middle Township has scheduled a free rabies clinic for Sept. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Middle Township Public Works, 400 W. Mechanic St. in Court House.

While politics may make strange bedfellows, a horse and goat who share a field, living quarters and an owner here are best of friends, sharing a companionship that runs deep and a following by their own fans.

It's kitten season. As a result, the spring and summer is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters like the ones serving municipalities throughout the county. 

Fears of rain vanished as the county zoo celebrated its 40th anniversary June 9 at the Cape May County Zoo and Park.

The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club (SFEC) will try to protect traveling terrapins when it launches its new sign, complete with a movable turtle, April 28, at 10 a.m., at the southern end of Strathmere, heading toward Sea Isle City.

The City of Cape May, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the Small Businesses of the Washington Street Mall, is proud to announce this year’s winners in the annual Cape May Easter Fashion Stroll.

The Olde Cape Lighthouse #1212 Chapter of Questers International supported the restoration of two paintings that were owned by the Physick family and original to the 1879 Emlen Physick House Museum, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, which is reputed to be the finest example of Victorian Stick Style architecture in the country.