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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Holly Shores Campground organized and hosted the 1st Annual Festival of Lights – a family-friendly, drive-through holiday light festival which welcomed guests every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Year’s weekend. They estimate over 3,500 cars drove through. Maggy and Dave Robinson, co-owners of Holly Shores Campground, along with Christine Salerno, Bill Salerno (not pictured) General Managers, presented a check in the amount of $20,959.92 to Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO, Cape Regional Health System and Tom Piratzky, Executive Director Cape Regional Foundation, to benefit cancer services and the Claire C. Brodesser Surgery Center at Cape Regional Medical Center. “The Cape May County community really came together to bring this bright and shining holiday light festival to life. After a year of such difficulty and personal challenges, it was wonderful to celebrate the holidays in such a spectacular way,” stated Maggy Robinson. “On behalf of Holly Shores Campground and Cape Regional Health System, we would like to thank the following community partners: Sponsors: A1 Easy Self Storage, A2 RV & Golf Cart Storage, Allen Kleiner Accounting, Beachcomber Campground, Byron Plumbing, Cape Camping and RV, Cape Hope, Cape May Winery, Chuck Hearon RV Service Specialist, Churches Nursery, Crest Savings Bank, Dave’s Appliance, Delmo Sports, Eddie’s Auto, Cape May County Herald, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, Joe Canal’s Rio Grande, Joe Canal’s Cape May, Lobster House, Lucky Bones, Moyer Tree Service, Pioneer Buildings, The Cork -N- Bottle, Resort Services, Tri-County Building Supply, and Westside Meats SEE MORE: https://www.capemaycountyherald.com/eedition/page_a1328ca9-f31f-53fd-9714-4d49f38c8b0c.html
LOWER TOWNSHIP – With so much turned upside down this year due to COVID-19, the holidays, unfortunately, will look different, too. But some businesses and towns have gotten creative to offer a fun, COVID-19-proof way to enjoy lights and decorations with drive-thru and walk-thru holiday displays. One such business is DiDonato’s Family Fun Center in Hammonton. Since 2016, the center, which includes a bowling alley, has offered a Magical Holiday Express train that takes riders through a light show of more than five million lights, but due to outdoor gathering limitations, the train ride is now a drive-thru. The light show was operating with a train and as a walk-thru until Dec. 7, when Gov. Phil Murphy lowered the outdoor gathering limit from 150 people to 25. “You still see Santa and Mrs. Claus from the comfort of your car,” said Steve DiDonato, owner of the center. Next year, he hopes to go back to the way it was with the train in operation. With the vaccine landing in New Jersey on Tuesday, he hopes the Easter train can be up and running in the spring. But the drive-thru has been successful, with people adhering to social distancing and staying in their cars, he said. “Everybody got a little more conservative in their interactions in the last couple weeks after ... the Thanksgiving outbreak of the coronavirus we’re experiencing right now,” he said. “So I think everybody is getting a little more cautious and tightening it up … and being more careful.” Another business offering a drive-thru experience is Holly Shores Camping Resort in Cape May. It’s the resort’s first time offering a light show. The $10 entry fee is donated to Cape Regional Medical Center’s new surgery center, according to Christine Salerno, the resort’s general manager. “Although we hesitated for a moment, we thought this year would be a great year to do a COVID-safe, family-friendly activity for everyone,” Salerno said. “And it’s not just the local community, we have people coming from quite a distance to enjoy it.” SEE MORE: https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/local-businesses-towns-offer-lighted-drive-thrus-to-brighten-up-the-holidays/article_18896990-8618-564b-9ba1-5f641a1ff211.html>
LOWER TOWNSHIP – Holly Shores Camping Resort in Erma is planning a drive-thru Christmas celebration. The campground is being supported by the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Campground Association for this inaugural fundraiser to support Cape Regional Medical Center. For a $10 donation, cars can enter Holly Shores for a drive-thru holiday light experience. The Festival of Lights event will begin on Friday and continue through Jan. 1 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event will be rain or shine barring any severe weather. “These holiday light display events are very popular throughout the country and offer a great way to safely enjoy the spirit of Christmas,” chamber Marketing Director John Kelly said. For information, contact Bill or Christine at 609-886-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Maggy and Dave Robinson, co-owners of Holly Shores Campground, presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to Cape Regional for the benefit of cancer services at Cape Regional Medical Center. The Holly Shores donation was made possible by regularly held fund-raisers at the campground and through their 2019 Halloween Fundraiser. Accepting the check on behalf of the Cancer Center were Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO of Cape Regional Health System and Thomas Piratzky, Executive Director, Cape Regional Foundation.
“We are always so excited to give to Cape Regional’s Cancer Program,” stated Maggy Robinson. “Cape Regional’s commitment to caring for our community and in particular those living with a cancer diagnosis motivates us to continue our support. Thank you for all you do.” “Holly Shores Campground and the Robinson/Brodesser family are strong and passionate partners in the fight against cancer” stated Joanne Carrocino. “We are sincerely grateful to the entire Holly Shores Campground team for their continued commitment to the Cape May County community and Cape Regional Health System. Thank you for your many years of support.”
Cape Regional Health System is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving residents and visitors throughout Cape May County. The system includes Cape Regional Medical Center, its flagship hospital, three urgent care facilities, Cape Regional Physicians Associates with over 60 primary care providers and specialists delivering services in multiple locations throughout Cape May County, the Thomas and Claire Brodesser, Jr., Cancer Center, the Jane Osborne Center for Women’s Health, Cape Regional Miracles Fitness and numerous freestanding outpatient facilities providing wound care, radiology, lab, endoscopy and physical therapy services. Cape Regional Health System is a Penn Medicine Cancer Network member, and a clinical affiliate of Penn Medicine for Cardiac Care, Orthopaedic Care and Vascular Care. Cape Regional Medical Center is accredited by and received the Gold Seal of approval from The Joint Commission.
Middle Township - Owners, staff and guests at Holly Shores Campground spent a year organizing fundraisers for their annual donation to the Brodesser Cancer Center, this year raising $10,000, according to a press release. Recently Maggy Robinson, co-owner of the campground, general managers Bill and Christine Salerno, and reservation manager Lisa Holland presented the check to Joanne Carrocino, president and CEO of Cape Regional Health System, and Thomas Piratzky, director of the Cape Regional Foundation. "The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to our community," Robinson said. "The spirit of giving captures the beauty of the season - giving gifts motivated by love and kindness, and gifts that make a difference. We are proud to support the Thomas and Claire Brodesser Jr. Cancer Center at Cape Regional Medical Center." "We work so hard to raise this money all season long, and we're grateful for the generous donations from all of our customers that make the donation possible," Salerno said.
Forget the smelly sleeping bag and uncomfortable accommodations, because Holly Shores is all set for glamping (aka glamorous camping). The resort’s huge canvas tents are equipped with a king-size bed, two twin beds, a refrigerator, a coffee maker and a half-bath – not to mention air conditioning and heat. This puts the great in great outdoors.
The newest trend in camping — glamping — is alive and well at Holly Shores Camping Resort. Each brand new Safari Tent features a king size bed, two twin beds, air conditioning, and ceiling fans. Just like a hotel room, each Safari Tent has a refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. Outside, there is an eight-foot deck, grill, picnic table, fire ring, and Adirondack chairs.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Maggy Robinson, co-owner of Holly Shores Campground, along with Bill and Christine Salerno, General Managers, and Brooke Parker, Marketing Coordinator, presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to Cape Regional for the benefit of the Thomas & Claire Brodesser, Jr., Cancer Center. The Holly Shores donation was made possible through their 2016 Halloween Fundraiser. Accepting the check on behalf of the Cancer Center were Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO of Cape Regional Health System, David Cho, M.D., Assistant Medical Director and Theresa Netz, RN, OCN, BSN, CN-BN, Director of the Brodesser Cancer Center at Cape Regional.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Representatives Bill and Christine Salerno of Holly Shores Camping Resort in Lower Township recently presented a $1,500 donation to Jacqueline Meiluta, Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey to support the organization in providing high-quality health care service to community members in need.
Holly Shores Camping Resort, located at 491 Rt. 9, Erma, donated $1,850 to local schools, non-profits and businesses this October. Holly Shores hosts it’s annual Halloween extravaganzas during the first two weeks of October. Each year, local clubs and organizations compete to win money by performing Halloween-themed skits during the Haunted Hayride and Walk around the campground, which benefits Cape Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center. Each group puts on their best bone-chilling, spine-tingling performance to scare campers and guests in the name of charity.
The sun is barely above the ocean horizon, and already the Cape May promenade is teeming with cyclists enjoying the scenic 2-mile stretch of paved boardwalk that runs along the beach in this quaint Victorian seaside town at the southern point of New Jersey.
We fall in line on our own bikes, after reminding our boys to stay to the right and avoid sudden stops. Every half mile or so, we depart from the boardwalk to meander through the quiet side streets, packed with charming homes and bed-and-breakfasts, then circle back around to the seashore. Bicycles are allowed on the promenade until 10 a.m., and we want to enjoy it while we can.
Wildwood’s Quebec Motel was so intent on drawing visitors from that Canadian province that at its grand opening in 1963, one of the dignitaries was the mayor of Quebec City. And a radio reporter from Quebec spent that July and August at the motel, calling in weather reports back home.
The motel’s current owner, Lester Katsanis, says French-Canadian visitors are still a key to his bottom line, as they are to motels and businesses all over the Wildwoods, to campgrounds on the Cape May County mainland and to more restaurants and shops nearby.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Maggy Robinson, co-owner of Holly Shores Campground, along with team members from the Campground, presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to benefit the Thomas & Claire Brodesser, Jr., Cancer Center. The Holly Shores donation was made possible through various fundraising initiatives that were held at the campground throughout the year. Accepting the check on behalf of the Cancer Center were Deborah Baehser, Vice President of Patient Services, Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO of Cape Regional Health System, and Thomas J. Piratzky, CFRE, Executive Director of Cape Regional Foundation.
Representatives, Bobbie Campbell and Kate Robbins, of Holly Shores Camping Resort in Lower Township, presented a $1,500 donation to Jacqueline Meiluta, Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County to support the organization in providing high-quality health care services to community members in need.
Dave and Maggy Robinson, Co-Owners, and Bobbie Campbell, Marketing Director of Holly Shores Campground located in Lower Township, presented a check to Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO of Cape Regional Medical Center, in the amount of $10,000. The Holly Shores donation benefits the Thomas & Claire Brodesser, Jr. Cancer Center Capital Campaign. The generous gift is made possible by various fundraising initiatives that are held at Holly Shores Campground throughout the camping season.
The Garden State has a growing community of campers, people who vacation close to home in trailers, motor homes and cabins. A lot of families embraced camping during the recession, seeking low-cost escapes, said Maggy Robinson, co-owner of the Holly Shores Camping Resort in Cape May.
Holly Shores Camping Resort raises over $1000 benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ.
Holly Shores Camping Resort, a family campground in Lower Township, collected $1,000 over the summer in support of Wildwood Catholic High School through various events and fundraisers at the campground.
COURT HOUSE – David and Maggy Robinson, co-owners of Holly Shores Camping Resort in Lower Township presented a $1,500 donation to Jacqueline Meiluta, Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County to support the organization in providing high-quality health care services to community members in need.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — David and Maggie Robinson, co-owners of Holly Shores Campground in Lower Township, presented a $10,000 check to Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, president and CEO of Cape Regional Medical Center, which represents the third payment toward a $25,000 pledge.
In 2013, Holly Shores Camping Resort appeared on a segment on "Le Monde en VR" (The World in RV). It is primarily in French except for the interviews with Dave Robinson, the owner of Holly Shores. We hope all enjoy it, especially our Quebecers! See video in our Video Gallery
Holly Shores Camping Resort, a local family camp-ground, has raised over $10,000 to benefit Cape Regional Medical Center’s Oncology Department. With the help of over 80 local businesses and 150 volunteers, their annual Halloween Fundraiser was a huge success.
See Woodall's Campground Management pages 14 and 15.
At Holly Shores Camping Resort in Cape May, voted National Large Park of the Year in 2010 and 2012 by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, it took me about four hours to take in the trees and birds around us.
COURT HOUSE – David and Maggie Robinson, Co-Owners, of Holly Shores Campground located in Lower Township, presented a check to Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO of Cape Regional Medical Center in the amount of $10,000 which represents the second gift toward their three-year, $25,000 pledge.
CAPE MAY – Holly Shores Camping Resort recently raised over $10,000 to benefit Cape Regional Medical Center’s Oncology Department.
COURT HOUSE – Last Nov., when Jennifer Boyce and Maggy Robinson attended Cape Bank’s local seminars on how to create a Destination Business they had no idea their final destination would be Longmont, Colorado.
COURT HOUSE -- Over 100 people enjoyed a delicious brunch recently to help Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County celebrate their 10th Anniversary.
COURT HOUSE – David and Maggie Robinson, Co-owners, and Kacie McLaughlin, Activity Director of Holly Shores Campground located in Lower Township, presented a check to Cape Regional Medical Center in the amount of $8,344 which represents the final installment of their three-year, $25,000 pledge.
Kacie McLaughlin, activities director of Holly Shores Camping Resort in Cape May, recently won a three-day trip to Longmont, Colorado, where she will attend marketing expert Jon Schallert’s “Destination Business Boot Camp.”
Every year, we ask the readers of CapeMay.com to give us their opinions on the very best Cape May has to offer, from accommodations to beaches to crab cakes. Here are this year’s winners and runners up, as selected by you.
ERMA — Uwe and Sigrid Hennings were filled with wanderlust to see as much of North America as possible in six months.
WILDWOOD — About 20,000 extra people are expected to fill the city's hotels and motels this weekend as the 133rd annual New Jersey State Firemen's Association convention got underway Friday, turning city streets into displays for engines and ladder trucks.
NORTH CAPE MAY — The skies will light up here July 5 with fireworks, an event that looked unlikely in March when Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) informed Lower Township it would not pay for the event.
Holly Shores Camp & Resort owners Maggy and Dave Robinson reinvest $75,000 to $100,000 each year back into the business to make sure it's in tiptop shape for its summer guests.
COURT HOUSE — David and Maggie Robinson, owners of Holly Shores Campground in Lower Township, presented a check to Cape Regional Medical Center in the amount of $8,334.