Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas in Cape May County

Thanksgiving is around the corner and the Christmas season will begin in Cape May County.  Come on down and be part of the festivities.  There are house tours, parades, shopping, and other holiday happenings in Cape May.  In Wildwood we celebrate with a parade that goes past the Candlelight, a tree lighting at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, and a  family holiday celebration at the Convention Center.  There is so much for everyone to enjoy.

The Candlelight Inn will be all decorated to put you in the mood of an old time Christmas celebration.  The decorations go up right after Thanksgiving - actually, we started yesterday - and they stay up through New Year's.  We have a new design again and are excited to share it with our guests, friends, and neighbors.  So come and join us for some holiday cheer.

Innkeeper Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast New Jersey Shore

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank You to All of our Veterans

Just a simple THANK YOU to all who have served our country in the US Military.  We honor you and salute you on Veteran's day and everyday.

We look forward to welcoming many vets to the Candlelight Inn today as part of the B&Bs for Vets Program  the Professional Association of Innkeepers International.

If you are not able to take advantage of this Program in 2012, mark your calendar so that you may participate next year.  We also urge you to consider a visit to a B&B throughout the year.  Many inns offer military discounts throughout the year.  Just mention your military service when making your reservation.

Innkeeper Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast New Jersey Shore

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cape May Jazz Festival, November 9-11, 2012

Many of you have been supporters and visitors to the Cape May Jazz Festival over the years.  This year, Cape  May will be sponsoring the new Exit 0 Jazz Festival.  While Hurricane Sandy has dampened the travel plans of many, we want you to know that the Festival is still planned for November 9-11.  The website for the festival includes lots of details, but the overview for the event is as follows:

The inaugural edition of the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival kicks off November 9-11, 2012 in Cape May, NJ. The Festival features headliner Ramsey Lewis & his Electric Band on the Main Stage of the Cape May Convention Hall, Saturday, November 10. World class musicians, including Christian McBride & Inside Straight, Nicholas Payton, Mark Murphy, Claudia Acuna, the Orrin Evans led Captain Black Big Band and many more will perform throughout the weekend on both the Main Stage in Cape May Convention Hall and in 8 intimate Festival club venues.

The brand new Convention Hall in Cape May will serve as the Festival’s Main Stage. An early and late show is scheduled on both Friday and Saturday night. Christian McBride & Inside Straight perform Friday, and on Saturday the Festival hosts NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis. The Main Stage will be set up “bistro” style – imagine the brand new Convention Hall decked out like a 500 seat jazz bistro, who woulda’ thunk it – on both Friday and Saturday nights with table service for drinks. On the Saturday afternoon session, theater style seating will be set up in Convention Hall.

For those who are not still reeling from Hurricane Sandy, this event may be just what you need to relax and unwind.

Innkeeper Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast New Jersey Shore

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy in Wildwood, NJ

Thanks to everyone who wrote, called, facebooked, etc. to find out how we fared during Hurricane Sandy.  We were evacuated for a couple of days and returned to the island as soon as we could.   When we got back, we were relieved to have very minimal water damage at the Inn.  We are working on those issues  and expect to have most of it dealt with this week.

The fact that the eye of the storm came through north of us and that we have very large beaches, made the impact in the Wildwoods less severe than in other parts of the Shore.  While there are people suffering here with flooded homes, most of us are very lucky to be living comfortably in our homes and opening our businesses to those who can come (as soon as people can buy gas for their cars).  We have gas and electric and are truly thankful.

We are so sad to see the devastation in my hometown of Staten Island and in other shore communities throughout New Jersey and Long Island.  To our inland friends who have had damage from trees and power outages, we are thinking of you as well.  We pray for you all and wish you the strength to face each day as you get your lives back together.

I have put some pictures I have found from various sites of the Hurricane in the Wildwoods.

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