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world-class musical feast 18 Wait till you see who’s coming to town on November 8-10...

the ultimate food and drink chart 29 Seven-page guide... all you need to know about indulging in Cape May.

the girl behind grasso 62 Meet Bela Lotozo, inspiration behind a remarkable new art show.

the ultimate cape may bargain 70 How to spend $25 and save $460 while having a blast.

men of the sea 78 How does it feel to be a Cape May commercial fisherman?

cape may stage comes of age 90 Twenty-five years in the life of a theatre company.

he shoots, he scores! 100 The magical photography of Chris Bakley.

cape may designer show house returns 111 Are you ready to be inspired?

east lynne features mr bean 115 A fun new fall show.

the ultimate cape may to-do guide 123 All the recreational activities you need to know about.

the definitive cape may trolley guide 133 From ghosts to oceanfront mansions... it’s all here!

parting shot 144 The beauty of Sunset Beach.

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all is the time of year when Cape May becomes even more enticing than usual. You don’t have to wait long, if at all, to get into the best restaurants, it’s easy to find a parking spot, and you don’t have to pay to walk on the beach (sometimes it’s the little things). There’s another reason to love this season in America’s Original Seaside Resort... an event that brings world-class talent to entertain the locals and visitors. And I really do mean world-class. Not in that “world’s best crabcakes” or “world’s best wings” way. The Exit 0 International Jazz festival is only in its second year, but organizer Michael Kline has put together a roster of talent that is irresistible. So if you haven’t already decided to head for the last exit on the Garden State Parkway for the second weekend in November, then I suggest you browse your way through pages 18-59. And if you live in this beautiful place, don’t make any plans to leave town that weekend. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore jazz fan. This festival offers, as Michael is always anxious to point out, a celebration of all kinds of music. I barely know my Miles from my Marsalis, but after reading writer Jon Roth’s detailed preview of the festival, I can’t wait. The three headliners, Dianne Reeves, Eddie Palmieri and Kenny Garrett, are musical heavyweights and will, I’m certain, sell out Cape May Convention Hall quickly. If you want to enjoy the festival like a tapas meal — tasty bites here and there without making one big commitment — then I suggest you buy a Pops Pass. For the ridiculous price of $38, you can enjoy 18 artists over three days as they perexit zero

form at around a dozen venues all over town. You can buy the passes at the Exit Zero Store and Gallery on Sunset Boulevard, or online at ezstore.us — you will see them on the home page. And I will see you at the festival! Elsewhere in this issue there is another magnificent one-two punch from writer Diane Stopyra and photographer Frank Weiss. In previous issues, this dynamic duo told you compelling stories about nuns, new US Coastguard recruits, and lifeguards. Starting on page 78 you can get an insight into the lives of four Cape May fishermen. I’m so proud and excited to feature the work of these two super-talented young people. Speaking of super talent, we showcase artist Victor Grasso’s first solo show at the Noyes Museum, which opens on October 4. Victor completed 13 incredible works for this show, all of them featuring 17-year-old Cape islander Bela Lotozo. I could try and describe the art — instead, I’m going to direct you to pages 62-69, where you can see for yourselves, and also read Victor’s own pithy descriptions. Keeping the cultural flame burning brightly, we put together a story celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cape May Stage, a company that’s come a long way since being founded by the brilliant Michael Laird, a man who sadly didn’t live long enough to see his baby grow into something quite beautiful. Great culture, great stories, great characters. This is what makes Cape May so cool. Enjoy the issue. And enjoy the fall. JACK WRIGHT Editor/Publisher

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September 28 MUTT STRUTT Get ready to celebrate the end of the dog day sof summer! Dog owners and their canine companions are invited to stroll Cape May’s Beachfront Promenade... the only time in-season they’ll be allowed to do so... between 8am and noon. Requested donation is $1 per leg ($2 per person, $4 per dog). Registration is required. For more information, email cmcdotc@comcast.net.

The second annual Dragon Boat Festival will be held at the harbor on September 28. Join a team, or just come and watch. Aleksey Moryakov

September 28 SECOND ANNUAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL At the harbor, experience the thrill, the adrenaline, and the teamwork that’s involved in this, the fatestgrowing team water sport. (Plus, there’s food and live entertainment.) Paddles up! For more info, call 609-884-5404.

ful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. Enjoy family-friendly activities from 10am to 4pm. Call 609-884-5404 or visit capemaymac.org. October 5 OKTOBERFEST This famous Bavarian tradition comes to historic Jackson Street, which will be transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the beer gardens (that’s right; there’s more than one), and browse the artisans tables for crafts, antiques and collectibles. October 11 Mad Batter Beer Dinner Enjoy local microbrews paired to a delicious fourcourse meal at this award-winning Cape May favorite, The Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St. $65. Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

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See inside a selection of charming private cottages not normally open to the public. From 11am to 1pm. $20 adults; $15 children (3-12). Call 609-884-5404 or 800-2754278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. October 12 Cape May Homes and Collections Tour Tour five historic Inns, B&Bs and private homes and discover the unique collections at each. Owners explain their private collections of special items, such as silver, teapots and figurines. Saturday, October 12, 1pm to 3pm. $20 adults; $15 children (3-12). For more information, call 609884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. October 12 Murder Mystery Dinner The Impromptu Players invade the dining room for the new mystery, Revenge is Sweet. Interact with the cast of likely suspects and try to solve the mystery as you enjoy a four-course dinner. $45. Starts at 7pm at Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St. To reserve, call 609-8845404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

The West Cape May Lima Bean Festival will be held October 12 at Wilbraham Park. And no, you don’t have to like lima beans to love the festival. Aleksey Moryakov

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4278 or visit capemaymac.org. October 11 Victorian Weekend Crafts And Antiques Show Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell


their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, from 10am to 4pm. Free admission and parking. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-2754278, or visit capemaymac.org. October 11 Lessons of history distinguished lecture series Marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC) brings noted author and historian Harold Holzer to Cape May. Speaking in this second annual program, Holzer will present “Lessons from Lincoln: The Poetry and Prose of Freedom.” The program begins at 4pm at Cape May’s First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street. For tickets or further information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-2754278 or visit capemaymac.org. October 12 WEST CAPE MAY LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL A celebration of Cape May’s storied agricultural past, this event celebrates the lowly lima with soups, tacos, salad... even lima ice cream! Quality vendors will also display lima-inspired jewelry, T-shirts and

more. There is live entertainment, and you won’t want to miss the crowing of the Lima Bean king and queen! You’ll never think of legumes the same way again. 9am-5pm at Wilbraham Park. Rain date is October 13. Call Diane Flanegan at 609-884-9325. October 12-13 Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting Spend an afternoon at the award-winning Cape May Winery, tour the vineyard to see how grapes are grown, and then visit the winery for an introduction to the wine-maker’s art and a barrel tasting with cheese and fruit. Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, at 3pm, $20. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. October 13 Champagne Brunch Walk Build up your appetite with a walking tour of the Historic District that begins at the Washington Street Mall, and then enjoy a Southern-style breakfast buffet with mimosas at the historic Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard Street. Sunday, October 13 at 10am, $20 adults; $15 children (ages 3-12). For more information, call 609-884-5404

or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. October 13-14 Murder Mystery Dinner The Impromptu Players invade the dining room for the new mystery, Revenge is Sweet. Interact with the cast of likely suspects and try to solve the mystery as you enjoy a four-course dinner. Limited event; reservations necessary. $45. Sunday, October 13-Monday, October 14 at 7pm. Aleathea’s Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street. For more information and to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800275-4278 or visit them online at www. capemaymac.org. October 14 Civil War Fashion Show and Brunch Discover what Civil War era gentlemen and ladies wore during a Civil War Fashion Show and Brunch at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the grounds of the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. Living history presenters from Grand Oak Plantation present an overview of Victorian clothing and foundations, from day

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ued lighthouse preservation. Begin the Challenge at any of the participating lighthouses, and purchase a tri-fold souvenir pamphlet ($1) to be stamped at each lighthouse as proof of visit. Hours of operation for each participating lighthouse can be found on the lighthouse and museum websites, and at lighthousechallengenj. org, njlhs.org and visitnj.org.

Bird Observatory at 609-884-2736. October 25-27 CAPE MAY FILM FESTIVAL A fantastic selection of short films along with a few headliners. A don’t-miss treat for movie lovers, based at the historic Chalfonte Hotel. Visit njstatefilmfestival. com for more information.

of clues and compete for the $250 grand prize and a variety of other valuable gifts as you attempt to solve the mystery. Full weekend packages are available at $180 per couple or $95 per person and include the welcome reception, performances, tour, luncheon and gift. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit capemaymac.org.

October 20 HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREAT Have you always wanted to be an astronaut? A doctor? Mayer Mahaney? Here is your chance. Dress in costume or just spectate; Perry Street at Congress Hall is a prime watching spot. The parade kicks off at Rotary Park. Registration begins at 1:30pm; judging at 2pm; parade at 3pm. Party to follow at 4pm at the Physick Estate. Call the city at 609-884-9565, or visit capemayrecreation.com.

October 31 trick-or-treat at the physick estate Some spooky characters are waiting at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, with treats for good little ghosts and goblins and pirates and princesses from 5pm to 7pm. This fun family event is free. For more information, call 609-8845404 or 800-275-4278, or visitcapemaymac.org.

November 8-10 EXIT 0 INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL The Jazz Fest is back, bringing worldclass musicians from all over the globe to nine different venues on Cape Island, with the showpiece events at Cape May Convention Hall. Check out exit0jazzfest. com for information about tickets and musicians. And turn to page 18 for the full lineup and more details.

November 1-3 sherlock holmes weekend New mystery for 2013! Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of mystery and intrigue. Get into the spirit of things by donning Victorian attire. Stalk the gaslit streets in search

November 11 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY Honor our veterans with this special commemorative ceremony, which starts at 11am at the Columbia Avenue monument. For more info, call the city at 609-8849565.

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November 22-24 Holiday preview weekend Get a head start on the Holiday season! Santa and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, November 23 at 7pm as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the festive Tree-Lighting Ceremony. That evening, the Estate will be open for free, self-guided tours. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides and a chance to visit with old St. Nick himself. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org. November 29-30 holiday crafts fair A must-visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations from 10am to 4pm at Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission is $2. Call 609-8845404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org.

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A World-Class 22 performers, 14 Grammy winners, three days... the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival is an event you cannot miss! Preview by Jon Roth

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Exit 0 International Jazz Festival founder, Michael Kline, at Cape May Convention Hall, where the three festival headliners will play. Nineteen other quality acts will bring the beats to venues all over the island. Photograph by Aleksey Moryakov

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hen the former Cape May Jazz Festival ended for good in 2010, it took with it a 17-year tradition of hot jazz and good times. Fans were upset, unmoored, incredulous. And Michael Kline? “I was pissed off!” he says. “I remember when they made that announcement, we decided to take the bull by the horns and do it on our own.” And with that, the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival was born. Produced by Michael Kline, a Cape May resident (by way of New Orleans) with a long career in jazz music, last year’s inaugural weekend was a smash hit. “It’s a blur now,” Kline says, “I’m not sure how we pulled it off, but everybody came together, and I felt it was a huge success in every way.” One of the challenges was distinguishing the new festival from its predecessor. Kline and his company, SpyBoy Productions, made it a priority to book top-quality

performers, created a Pops Pass so patrons could move easily between venues, and emphasized acts that would attract younger audiences. This year they’re perfecting the formula: between them, the performers this November have more than 20 Grammys, and they’ve worked with everyone from Bieber and Beyonce to Coltrane and Mingus. At $38, the Pops Pass is the musical bargain of the year. And one of the festival sponsors, Motema Music, brings with it a stable of buzzy young acts sure to draw crowds. If you’re looking for a world class vocalist, don’t miss Dianne Reeves at Cape May Convention Hall. For white-hot trumpet chops, check out Etienne Charles and his catholic blend of Afro-Caribbean soul. The festival also features a vibraphone virtuoso, a harmonica-playing wonder, and the triumphant return of Pacific Orchestra, a group that hasn’t played in Cape May since Ronald Reagan was president. There’s music to satisfy every taste, exit zero

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even if you don’t like jazz. “To me, that’s what the festival is about,” Kline says. “Coming across something that is totally new to you, and being able to engage in it in a really fun way.” Kline explains that the festival is about to go biannual, with spring dates set for May 30-June 1 of 2014, and plans to have an outdoor stage as well. “That brings in vendors, arts and crafts, a wine tent, a beer tent… You can show off the food in Cape May…” Kline says, his head dizzy with possibility. For now, he’s busy putting the finishing touches on the approaching weekend, and he’s bullish on the outcome. “I want whole families coming to this festival. Grandma might go see the shows in Convention Hall, and then Aunt Suzie’s out dancing her butt off in Cabanas to Pacific Orchestra. That’s the experience we’re shooting for.” Turn the page for the beginning of a comprehensive guide to the 2013 Exit 0 International Jazz Festival.


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Dianne Reeves The Story: Good luck finding a critical review of Dianne Reeves — she’s one of the best jazz vocalists in the world. Brought up in a musical family (her father sang, her uncle was a bassist with Denver Symphony Orchestra, her cousin was a pianist and producer) Reeves capitalized on her good genes and took to music early, studying with swing trumpeter Clark Terry. She sang on tours with Sergio Mendes and Harry Belafonte before becoming a leader in her own right, releasing her eponymous album with EMI/Bluenote, one of a total of 19 albums the singer has cut in her storied career. Reeves has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Salt Lake City (where she closed the 2002 Winter Olympic Games). She’s collaborated with musical luminaries like Lou Rawls and Wynton Marsalis, and now she’s bringing her

impeccable pipes to Cape May. “They pay us to travel and the performance is free, because this is what I love,” she says. The Sound: Smooth and easy with a jawdropping range, Reeves’ vocals recall the trifecta of female jazz greats — Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn — while carrying its own stamp. Her vocals reach from husky belts to whisper-soft high notes, interspersed with some of the best scat singing you’ll hear.

she and her band appear several times during the film, performing standards like “How High the Moon” and “Too Close for Comfort.” She remembers, “When I went to the premiere in New York, I was sitting next to Mr Clooney and I hadn’t seen the film. He grabbed my arm and said, ‘Here it comes.’ And it made me cry, because I’d never seen myself on a big screen.” When she asked Clooney why he’d chosen her to sing, he told her his aunt, Rosemary Clooney, was a big fan.

Awards: Between 2001 and 2004, Reeves became the only singer to win awards for three consecutive albums. In 2006, she netted a fourth Grammy for the soundtrack for George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck movie.

Presidential Approval: Reeves has performed twice at the White House, once at a state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao, and again as a featured performer at the 2012 Governors Ball.

Silver Screen Siren: Clooney enlisted Reeves to sing the soundtrack for his 2005 Edward R. Murrow biopic, Good Night, and Good Luck, and

Where and When: The Xerox Main Stage at Cape May Convention Hall, Friday, November 8, 8pm and 10pm.

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Eddie Palmieri The Story: Called “one of the last of the larger-than-life giants” of tropical music, Eddie Palmieri’s career of more than 50 years began in Spanish Harlem, where he and his older brother, the late Charlie Palmer, studied music. Palmieri got an early start, following his brother’s example and studying percussion, then piano, and eventually playing in Carnegie Hall at only 11 years old. He was soon playing in the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra, giving him ample practice to form his own group, La Perfecta, in 1961. Tapping into the charanga dance craze of the early ‘60s, Palmieri put his composing and arranging skills to work, reorganizing the band and replacing violin and trumpet parts with trombones for a brassy sound that led some to call La Perfecta “the band with the crazy roaring elephants.” Palmieri took another left turn in 1970 with the recording Harlem River Drive, a fusion of Latin, funk, soul and jazz. Bridging genres between different communities is a hallmark of Palmieri’s: “In the ‘70s, African Americans were

the ones that really gave me a stimuli. Between that and my Latin roots, which have to do with Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Americans, and all the Cubans — I guess I wrap everyone around my music,” he said in a recent interview. In 1974 Palmieri was the first Latin American to win a Grammy (he’s since racked up eight more), and five years later he was a headliner at the Amandla Festival alongside Bob Marley and Patti LaBelle. The intervening years have been good to Palmieri. A touring machine, he and his band have played on all six habitable continents, and in January he was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, placing him in the company of greats like Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. To celebrate that occasion, he played two raucous piano concerts at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Expect the same energy, this time with a backing band, when he hits the stage in Cape May.

to dance. Palmieri originally studied drums before switching over to piano, and he doesn’t tickle the ivories so much as pound away with explosive energy.

The Sound: Outsize, rhythmic big band stylings, with plenty of Latin flavor and a percussive pulse that will have you itching

Where and When: The Xerox Main Stage in Cape May Convention Hall, Saturday, November 9 at 8pm and 10pm.

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Awards: Palmieri has netted a total of nine Grammy awards for his work, the National Black Sports and Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Harlem Renaissance Award, in addition to holding the title of NEA Jazz Master. Don’t Call It Salsa: Anyone listening to Palmieri’s work would likely go ahead and call it salsa, but the musician holds that the term isn’t quite accurate. In fact, “it’s a complete misnomer!” he says. “The music all comes from the mother, rumba. There are three derivatives, from which you have the mambo, the cha-chacha, and son. As Tito Puente used to say, ‘I put salsa on my spaghetti, baby!’”


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Dinner from 5pm • Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Modern American cuisine with a

Buck-a-Shuck Specials... Monday & Tuesday 4-8pm in the bar $1 Oysters on the Half • $2 Domestic Bottles • $2 Oyster Shooters

cool and casual vibe...

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(609) 884-2111 • 615 Lafayette St, Cape May Coffees • Smoothies

A family place A first-date place A dinner-and-a-movie place A perfect place for any occasion.

Breakfast Sandwiches Specialty Sandwiches Bagels • Baked Goods Cappuccinos • Lattes Gourmet Cream Cheeses

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10

Photograph by Mehmet Kaman

Kenny Garrett The Story: Listen to Kenny Garrett and you’ll hear in his virtuosic playing the influences of jazz titans like Miles Davis and Charles Mingus, both of whom helped shaped Garrett’s distinctive style. Garrett’s father played tenor saxophone as a hobby, so when he showed interest as a child, his father picked up an alto instrument nearby. Says Garrett, “I remember it vividly because it had bullet holes that had been soldered, and I wasn’t sure where he got that horn from, but I didn’t care. I just wanted to play it. He taught me a scale and kind of sent me off.” That was all the direction Garrett needed. Soon he was playing in the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and later joined Miles Davis’ band, where he would play for five years. “The most important thing that Miles taught me was just to be myself,” Garrett says. “He played a line, I played it back. He never said to do anything specific, I just did what was natural. That’s

what he taught me.” Garrett would stretch his talents, acting as a bandleader and composer on top of his formidable sax chops. He’s cut many critically acclaimed albums, collaborated with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Sting, and travels the globe touring. He just finished a European tour with performances in London’s famed Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and at venues in Hungary and Azerbaijan. The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival should make for a perfect homecoming. The Sound: Garrett’s sound changes regularly based on the make-up of his band and the influences he is most attuned to at the time. His latest album, Pushing the World Away, features upbeat Caribbean-infused melodies, Spanish-Moroccoan tonalities and a percussive mambo, all rooted in Garrett’s solid jazz foundations. Awards: After years of nominations, Garrett won the Best Instrumental Jazz Album in 2010 exit zero

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for Five Peace Band Live, a recording made with Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Christian McBride and Vinnie Colaiuta. The following year he received an honorary PhD from Boston’s esteemed Berklee College of Music. Jazz Genealogy: Garrett’s long association with Miles Davis gives him a special place in the lineage of jazz music, and he doesn’t take the honor lightly. He makes it a mission to educate the younger generation of musicians, and his band has been an incubator for rising drummers like Brian Blade, Chris Dave and Ronald Bruner. “A lot of times, the younger musicians that I have in the band, their generation is from hip-hop, that’s what they want to do. What I try to do is expose them, just like Miles exposed me to different music,” Garrett says. Where and When: The Xerox Main Stage in Cape May Convention Hall, Saturday, November 9, 12:30pm.


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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 Robin McKelle & The Flytones The Story: McKelle cut her teeth singing along with Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin on the radio, then put in time studying jazz at the University of Miami and the Berklee College of Music. After winning an award at the Thelonius Monk Vocal Jazz Competition, she launched a solo career, focusing on jazz standards with a swing band backing her prodigious voice. Her latest album, Soul Flower, marks a return to the radio favorites she loved as a child. Inspired by Motown records of the early ‘70s, McKelle has made a genre jump, introducing her band, the Flytones, alone with a whole new sound. Aside from a trio of covers, all of the new repertoire was penned by McKelle. The singer says “I have been writing music for a long time, so I really wanted to do an album of original music.” The Sound: JazzTimes says, “Not since Dusty Springfield invaded Memphis has a white female singer dished up so flavorful a bucket of soul.” Where and When: Just Four Wheels Stage at Harrys Ocean Bar & Grille, Friday, November 8 at 8pm and 10pm, and The Whale’s Tale Stage in the Boiler Room on Saturday, November 9 at 9pm and 10:45pm. sta rt

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

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A ca Mia 524 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-6661 www.acamia.com

A lovely spot on Cape May’s Washington Street Mall. Fine food of northern Italy and world-class peoplewatching!

Aleathea’s 7 Ocean Street, Cape May (609) 884-5555, Ext. 226 www.innofcapemay.com

Offers superb food in a graceful setting at the glorious old Inn of Cape May. Plus, there’s a cozybut-elegant bar with access to the oceanfront patio. Check out the antique-filled lobby first.

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$15-$45 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

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YES

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Akroteria 307 Beach Avenue Cape May

Stop by for lunch during your crisp fall beach day. Enjoy the sea breeze with your family and take your pick from pizzas, steaks, pita pockets and more. Bring the kids and even the dog.

L, D

$3-$10

BYOB

NO

YES

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Avalon coffee 7 Gurney St, Cape May, 898-8088 & 3823 Bayshore Rd, North Cape May (609) 846-0040

Superior coffee that’s always fresh, and healthy food that’s perfect for breakfast and lunch. First-class wraps, sandwiches and bagels, along with a good range of smoothies and cold drinks.

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$3-$8 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

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NO

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Axelsson’s Blue Claw 991 Ocean Drive, Cape May (609) 884-5878 www.blueclawrestaurant.com

Enjoy fine dining near the harbor — just go over the quaint old drawbridge. There is an elegant dining room, a cozy fireplace, and the classic Clipper Ship Pub.

D

$24-$30 Cards: V, MC, D

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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backstreet 600 Park Blvd, West Cape May (609) 884-7660 www.backstreetcapemaynj.com

Downhome cooking, a laidback vibe and superior desserts in this gem of a place, a few minutes from Cape May. They have plenty of free parking and delicious nightly specials.

B, D

$13-$29 Cards: V, MC, AE

BYOB

YES

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BEach house restaurant 711 Beach Avenue Cape May (609) 884-8808

Beautifully located right on the oceanfront, this restaurant was formerly Henry’s on the Beach. Very family-friendly, offering a selection of classic American and Mediterranean dishes.

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$4.99$25.99

BYOB

YES

YES

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BEachside smokehouse 416 S. Broadway, West Cape May (609) 600-2255 www.beachsidesmokehouse.com

A brand-new addition to town, at the site of the former Copper Fish restaurant. Enjoy traditional family-style barbecued treats. And say hello to front man Sean Conners!

L, D

$8-$29

BYOB

YES

YES

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BELLA VIDA CAFÉ 406 N. Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-6332 www.bellavidacafe.com

“The local café with a wholesome aroma” is what they call it... and that’s how we describe it. You can tell that everything is home-cooked here. Always fresh, always delicious.

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$5-$25 Cards: V, MC, D

BYOB

NO

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ben and jerry’s 414 Washington St. Mall, Cape May (609) 884-3040 www.benjerry.com

There’s ice cream, and then there’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Centrally-located on the mall, it’s a great spot to take a break from shopping and people-watch for a spell.

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$3-$7 Cards: V, MC, D

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NO

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big wave burritos 1400 Texas Avenue Cape May (609) 898-To Go

Excellent burrito eatery with a beachy, oh-so-casual vibe and excellent food — great smoothies, too!

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$2-$8 Cash Only

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The Black Duck 1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 898-0100 www.blackduckonsunset.com

A chic interior and stylish Modern American cuisine from acclaimed chef (and owner) Chris Hubert, but the ambience is anything but pretentious. There’s a nice laidback vibe.

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$15-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

NO

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bliss 326 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 898-6161

Outrageously delicious ice cream, plus it’s homemade, organic, and triple-premium. With lots of very interesting, irresistible flavors you don’t see in your everyday ice-cream parlor. Get your fix today.

Ice Cream

$1-$7 Cash Only

N/A

NO

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Blue moon pizza 425 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-3033 www.bluemoonpizzanj.com

Whether you’re getting delivery, catering or coming by with your pooch, Blue Moon offers excellent pizzas, steaks and Mediterranean salads for the whole family.

L, D

$5-$17 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

NO

YES

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The Blue Pig Tavern 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-8422 www.caperesorts.com/bluepigtavern

Congress Hall’s restaurant is better than ever... and so many of its menu items are coming from the local Beach Plum Farm. The Pig serves classic tavern food with quite a a twist or two along the way.

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$12-$36 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

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YES

YES

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 Aaron Diehl Quartet The Story: Not many young musicians graduate high school then start touring with Wynton Marsalis soon after. But Aaron Diehl had something special. Marsalis had stopped by Diehl’s school in Columbus, Ohio, to conduct a master class, and after hearing Diehl, said, “You seem like a serious young guy. Keep in touch with me,” and handed the young pianist his number. A few months later the 17-year-old was touring with Marsalis’ septet for two months, traveling Europe and enduring a trial by fire. “It was tough,” Diehl admits. “These are numberone guys who have played together for 15 years or so, and I wasn’t even near that level.” He was good enough to enroll at Juilliard the following year, and has since been hailed by The New York Times as a “revelation.” The Sound: Diehl’s latest album, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, recorded with Warren Wolf on vibraphone, Rodney Green on drums and David Wong on bass, has been described as “jazz without fear… cooler than James Bond on his first vodka martini.” Where and When: The Motema Music Stage at First Presbyterian Church, Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm and 10:45pm.

The ONLY place for Southwestern cuisine. At the heart of the Historic District.

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner!

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Home-cooked food that will satisfy you, your family, AND your wallet.

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3704 Bayshore Road, North Cape May (Cape Plaza Shopping Center) • 889-6610

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Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

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NO

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NO

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YES

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NO

YES

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$5-$11 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

Bar

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NO

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N/A

YES

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Cards: V, MC, AE, D

N/A

N/A

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$3-$60 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

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N/A

NO

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WINERY

N/A

NO

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YES

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blue Rose Inn 653 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 435-5458 www.blueroseinn.com

This is Cape May at its best — a fine, family-owned, recently opened restaurant in a newly renovated B&B on a beautiful, tree-lined street.

The boiler room 251 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-8422 www.caperesorts.com/boilerroom

Congress Hall’s chic basement nightclub – all bare metal and brickwork – has an assortment of great music on the weekends and a cool vibe.

The brown room 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-8422 www.caperesorts.com/brownroom

Congress Hall’s lovely lounge is called Cape May’s Living Room for a reason. The decor is elegant but casual, the drinks are great, the staff is cool, and the place just says “classy.”

Cabanas 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-4800 www.cabanasonthebeach.com

The party is here — always warm and friendly in this lively beachfront bar, featuring great food and some of the best live bands around.

cape may bakers 482 W. Perry Street, Cape May (609) 884-7454 www.capemaybakers.com

At the same location since 1979, Cape May Bakers serves fresh coffee, fine pastries, gourmet desserts and cakes for all occasions. Plus great daily specials, too!

Cape May brewing co. 1288 Hornet Road, Rio Grande (609) 849-9933 www.capemaybrewery.com

It’s the first microbrewery at the Jersey shore, and it’s creating quite the buzz... they won Best IPA at the 2012 Atlantic City Beer Fest. Check out the new tasting room.

Cape May Honey Farm 135 Sunset Boulevard West Cape May (609) 425-6434

Cape May Honey Farm offers local raw honey, imported honey, and home and beauty products that have been homemade using beeswax.

Cape may market 120 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-3200

The Cape May Market is already a favorite, with a great selection of organic necessities, and an emphasis on “fresh” and “local.” Try their smoothies!

Cape May olive oil co. 324 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May 800-584-1887

This spot features 20 different varieties of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, pastas, spreads, jams, mustards, infused salts and sugars, and much more.

Cape May Winery 711 Townbank Road, North Cape May (609) 884-1169 www.capemaywinery.com

Open daily from 12-5pm (7pm Fri and Sat.) Make a reservation to tour the winery on Saturdays and Sunday at 3pm. Look for their new wine releases!

Cape Orient 315 Ocean Street, Cape May (609) 898-0088 www.capeorient.com

Great food every time, whether you are looking for Chinese, Thai or sushi. The service is superb, too.

Cappelletti’s pizza 1432 Texas Avenue Cape May (609) 898-8885

Their pizza is made fresh throughout the day and the menu is stocked with cheese steaks, hoagies, salads, and strombolis.

Carney’s Beach and Jackson, Cape May (609) 884-4424 www.carneyscapemaynj.com

Live music on the weekends, great early bird and happy hour specials, and casual fare that’s reliable... all across the street from the beach. Open seven days a week.

L, D

$12-$28 Cards: V, MC

BAR

NO

YES

THE Carriage House 1048 Washington Street At the Emlen Physick Estate (609) 884-5111

The Carriage House offers everything from hearty wraps, salads, quiche and paninis to classic teas. Best of all is the location — the gorgeous Emlen Physick Estate.

L

$12-$19 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

Cione Italian Gelato 315 Ocean street & by the Little Arcade on the Promenade, (267) 496-7788 www.gelatocione@gmail.com

You’ll feel like you’re strolling across the Piazza del Duomo when you try the gelato of Milan-based lawyer Fabio Cione and his sister Monica... says Craig LaBan of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Gelato

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NO

YES

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

Cocktail Tour

Please call for more info

N/A

YES

NO

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$3-$10 Cash Only

BYOB

NO

YES

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$7-$14 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

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cocktails at the cape (609) 898-7390 www.cocktailsatthecape.com

Cocktails at the Cape provides customized dining tours, pub crawls, and signature cocktail sampling tours, to take out all the guesswork!

coffee tyme 315 Beach Avenue Cape May (609) 898-9433

Starting early at 6:30am, treat yourself to your regular coffee or one of the special flavors offered every day. While you’re at it, indulge in a freshly baked pastry. And visit the Exit Zero Store next door!

Cold Spring Grange 735 Seashore Road Cold Spring (609) 884-0114

Rely on the restaurant at Historic Cold Spring Village for new homemade cuisine prepared with local produce and seafood.

corinthian yacht club 1819 Delaware Avenue (609) 884-8000 www.cyccm.com

For a truly unforgettable wedding experience, or any big event, for that matter, check out the Corinthian Yacht Club. Harbor view plus excellent cuisine equals obvious choice.

Special Event Venue

Please call for more info

N/A

YES

N/A

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cove restaurant 405 S. Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-5159 www.capemaycove.com

One of the few restaurants in Cape May that is located physically on the beach. Enjoy your meal outside with a direct view of the ocean and lighthouse.

B, L

$6-$16

BYOB

YES

YES

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crab house & Two Mile Landing Two Mile Landing, Ocean Dr. Wildwood Crest (609) 522-1341, www.thecrabhouse.com

Owned by a commercial fishing family, the Crab House serves only the freshest of seafood. The waterfront views and live entertainment are just really great bonuses.

L, D

$6-$32 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

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Cucina Rosa 301 Washington Street Mall (609) 898-9800 www.cucinarosa.com

Nicely located at the beginning of the mall, on the Congress Hall side, this Italian restaurant is a must-visit. Simply superb food in classy-but-casual surroundings.

D

$12-$29 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

b H

C-View inn Texas & Washington Avenues Cape May (609) 884-4712

A locals’ favorite, this is the oldest and friendliest tavern in town with great wings, excellent pub fare and cold beer. And these days they accept credit cards, too!

L, D

$4-$18 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

NO

YES

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dairy queen 320 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-0421 www.dairyqueen.com

Just like the Dairy Queen you have at home but it’s even better at the beach! Treat yourself to a deliciously gooey blizzard or a burger and fries.

L, D ice cream

$2-$10

BYOB

NO

YES

b H

depot market cafÉ 409 Elmira Street Cape May (609) 884-8030

Owners Chris and Lisa Shriver are keeping the old favorites at this much-loved café AND adding new specials. Cape May’s movers and shakers often eat lunch here.

B, L, D

$6-$14 Cash Only

BYOB

NO

YES

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dry dock 1440 Texas Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-3434 www. capemaydrydock.com

With something for the whole family to enjoy, Dry Dock is a favorite among the youngsters because their meal is served on a Frisbee!

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$3-$22 V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

NO

YES

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The Ebbitt Room 25 Jackson Street, (609) 884-5700 www.caperesorts.com/ebbittroom

Enjoy your meal on the Ebbitt Room porch, overlooking tree-lined Jackson Street, or enjoy the simple beauty of this dining room, which is one of the finest in South Jersey.

D

$26-$33 V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

NO

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elaine’s dinner theater 513 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-1199 www.elainescapemay.com

It’s been voted one of the top five dinner theaters in the country by the Food Network... Shows start at 7:30pm; find out why.

B, L, D

$44.95 for dinner and a show

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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ellie’s bakery 301 North Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-4007

A from-scratch, small-batch bakery that uses only real and fresh ingredients in all their decadent baked goods, Ellie’s is a sweet tooth’s best friend.

Bakery

$1-$30 Cards: V, MC

N/A

NO

YES

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emilia’s garden cafÉ 479 W. Perry Street West Cape May

It’s new this season, and the buzz has been big. And why wouldn’t it be? The food and coffee are as lovely as the atmosphere. Look out for their arts and crafts workshops.

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$12-$24 Cash Only

BYOB

NO

YES

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Great food, great drinks and great music...

Alicia Olatuja

...are always guaranteed.

The Story: Since arriving in New York City in 2005, Alicia Olatuja has been gaining traction in all the right circles. She completed her master’s degree in voice from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, opening a world of singing opportunities in classical and jazz genres. She formed an Afro-jazz band, The Olatuja Project, with her husband Michael. She performs regularly at Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and she’s worked with marquee toppers like Christian McBride and Chaka Kahn. And thanks to a certain January performance (see below) that career trajectory has kept rocketing skyward. The Sound: Olatuja’s versatile voice has tackled a range of styles. She’s most at home in the gospel tradition, where her polished tone can stretch and shine, but makes ample room for more pop and soul sounds.

106 Decatur Street @ Columbia Avenue Cape May (609) 884-8363 www.merioninn.com

Overnight Sensation: While Olatuja has been a successful musician for years, she burst on the national stage in January of this year when she was featured as a soloist alongside the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama’s second inauguration. Her rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, melding operatic tones and R&B-inflected phrasing, was a smash hit. Fellow performers Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson had better watch their backs. Where and When: The Just Four Wheels Stage at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, Saturday, November 9 at 8:30pm and 10:30pm.

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Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

fish and fancy 2406 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 886-8760 www.fishandfancy.com

Expect superb seafood however you like it — fried, broiled, grilled, blackened or sautéed — and great salads, too. Eat in (there’s an outdoor patio) or take away.

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$5-$19 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

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5 West Pub 3729 Bayshore Road, North Cape May (609) 889-7000, www.5westpub.com

This sure-to-be hotspot is a gastropub coming to you from the owners of Tisha’s. Expect the same high-quality food and high-quality service, in an at-the-beach atmosphere.

L, D

$6-$20 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

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YES

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410 Bank Street 410 Bank Street, Cape May (609) 884-2127 www.410bankstreet.com

After more than 25 years, 410 still one of Cape May’s finest restaurants, serving food that’s as brilliant and inventive as ever.

D

$25-$37 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

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freda’s cafe 210 Ocean Street Cape May (609) 884-7887

Chef Steve Howard and his wife, pastry chef Carol, have combined big-city quality with small-town atmosphere. Freda’s is a cozy cafe with superb food. A perennial favorite is the rack of lamb.

L, D

$21-$32 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

YES

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frescos 412 Bank Street (609) 884-0366 www.frescoscapemay.com

From the same owners of 410 Bank Street, this restaurant wins awards for its Italian food every year for a reason. This is authentic cuisine served in a beautiful location.

D

$18-$29 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

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Gecko’S Carpenter’s Square Mall Cape May (609) 898-7750

On a balmy summer night, there’s nothing quite like Gecko’s in Cape May. Serving superb southwestern food, including great vegeterian options, on a tropicalvibed patio.

L, D

$8-$24 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

YES

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george’s place Beach Avenue and Perry Street Cape May (609) 884-6088

Whether it’s the Nutella waffles for breakfast or a healthier Mediterranean dish for dinner, it’s impossible to go wrong with George’s. Consistently good every time.

B, L, D

$8-$13 Cash Only

BYOB

YES

YES

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GODMOTHER’S Broadway & Sunset (609) 884-4543 www.godmothersrestaurant.com

Excellent downhome Italian food, just like your mama, or your grandma, or your great aunt Roberta would make. Reasonably priced and great for a family dinner.

D

$12-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

YES

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GOod earth 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 898-6161

All organic, homemade vegan and vegetarian — find fresh fish fare, sandwiches, salads and great freshsqueezed juices. They have lots of free parking, too.

L, D

$6-$22 Cash Only

BYOB

YES

YES

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green street market 3167 Route 9 South, Rio Grande (609) 463-0606 www.greenstreetmarket.com

It’s a family-owned and operated organic market, committed to providing healthy and fair tradecertified foods and products. Check out their rewards program.

Health Food Store

Varies Cards: V, MC, D

N/A

N/A

YES

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harbor view 954 Ocean Drive (609) 884-5444 www.harborviewcapemay.com

A locals’ favorite for a reason. There’s a Key West vibe, good food, regular entertainment, and the views are spectacular. Spend the day — or night. Enjoy sushi on their beautiful deck.

B, L, D

$6-$30 Cards: V, MC

BAR

NO

YES

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HARPooN HENRY’S Beach Drive and Browning (609) 886-5529 www.harpoonhenrys.net

It’s become famous for its sunsets. Sip on a cold beer or a funky iced cocktail, listen to fun live music, and watch a beautiful day slip away.

L, D

$10-$21 Cards: V, MC, D

BAR

NO

YES

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harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille Madison & Beach Avenue (609) 884-2779 www.harryscapemay.com

The Hirsch family relaunched their restaurant at the Montreal Inn. It successfully mixes a friendly, family feel with a stylish oceanfront vibe. And there is indoor AND outdoor bars.

B, L, D

$8-$24 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

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hawk haven vineyard 600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande (609) 846-7347 www.hawkhavenvineyard.com

Open year round. Tasting room open daily 11am to 6pm. Wine tasting and sales, wine by the glass and bottle, gourmet cheese plates to enjoy on premise.

L, Winery

$6-$32 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

Winery

NO

NO

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hemingway’s 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-5611 www.hemingwayscapemay.com

Casual and family-friendly, Hemingway’s offers great seafood, prime beef and nightly specials. Enjoy their happy hours daily from 4-7pm and weekend DJs.

B, L, D

$15-$38 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

u b H

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EXPANDED DINNER MENU! Check it out bellavidacafe.com

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 Alidu The Story: Mohammed Alidu hails from Northern Ghana, where his father began teaching him the 1000-year family legacy of Bizung rhythms, aka talking drums. Since then he’s developed his own style of Afro-pop, using sounds ranging from tribal rhythms of the Ivory Coast to club beats in New York and London. He has played with Peter Gabriel and Ziggy Marley, and performed for Queen Elizabeth. He helped found a tuition-free music school in his native Ghana to help preserve the culture of the region. The Sound: The drummer and singer’s work fuses reggae, traditional African percussion, Latin brass and other international influences. The result is a warm, deeply layered sonic experience. Where and When: The Exit Zero Magazine Stage at Cabanas, Saturday, November 9 at 9:30pm and 11:30pm.

A Cape May tradition for over 30 years!

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktails Live Music • Happy Hour Daily 3-6 PM

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 Henry Butler The Story: In the world of New Orleans jazz, there is no greater living pianist. Working in the tradition of James Booker, Tuts Washington and Allen Toussaint, Butler wraps the various musical styles of his birth city into a sparkling pastiche. Blinded by glaucoma at birth, Butler began playing piano at six, arranging, composing and performing professionally by 12. He went on to study at Southern University, and mastered in music at Michigan State. In his long career, Butler has performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. The New York Times describes Butler as a man who “revels in fluency and facility, splashing chords all over the keyboard and streaking through solos with machinegun articulation.” His music has been featured in the soundtrack of the HBO series Treme, in collaboration with Cyndi Lauper, and on the eight albums he’s recorded since the mid-80s. The Sound: Jazz piano straight from the Big Easy, with Joplinesque ornaments and a driving bass line, with a deep, whisky-smooth voice. Where and When: The Exit Zero Magazine Stage at Cabanas, Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 and 4:30pm.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday

October 4th, 5th & 6th AMERICAN STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE

CRAB CAKES Named “Best in SJ” by SJ Magazine Three Years in a Row

Winner of the Wine Spectator Award 2010 2011 2012 2013

3505 Route 9 South

of Excellence Four Years in a Row Rated Top 10 Wine Values in New Jersey

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

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YES

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$13-$26 Cash Only

BYOB

YES

YES

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L, D

$5-$16

BYOB

NO

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hotdog Tommy’S Jackson Street @ Beach (609) 884-8388 www.hotdogtommys.com

If there are better dogs at the Shore, we’ve yet to hear. Tommy and Mary Snyder are hot dog jedi warriors. Their menu is creative and as healthy as hot dogs get. Last chance of the season... hurry!

Island Grill 311 Mansion Street Cape May (609) 884-0200

The interior design and menu concoctions are similar — Caribbean-influenced and very, very colorful. The sauces and combinations are creative and delectable.

key west tacos 479 W. Perry Street, West Cape May (609) 898-8226 www.keywesttacos.com

Key West Tacos offers burritos, tacos, and quesadillas made with only the freshest ingredients. One step in the door and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Florida Keys with their casual island vibe.

la verandah 107-113 Grant Street, Cape May (609) 884-5868 www.hotelalcott.com

The ambience at this restaurant in the Hotel Alcott may be High Victorian, but the fare is delicious, contemporary American. An excellent three-star restaurant with an attentive staff.

D

$19-$32 Cards: V, MC, AE

BYOB

YES

YES

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the lobster house Fisherman’s Wharf, (609) 884-8296 www.thelobsterhouse.com

Take-out, fish market, restaurant, raw bar, breakfast, dinner... The Lobster House has it all. Drinks on the Schooner American, watching the boats before dinner, is a lovely experience.

B, L, D

$5-$48 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

NO

YES

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louisa’s chocolate bar 108 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 884-5519

Have a sweet tooth? This is the place for you. The chocolate is of the highest quality... in both familiar and adventurous flavors. Plus chcocolate is good for your soul!

Chocolates

$2 - ? Cards: V, MC, AE, D

N/A

NO

YES

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lucky bones 1200 Route 109, Cape May (609) 884-BONE www.luckybonesgrill.com

This place is a huge hit and locals’ favorite for a reason. Okay, lots of reasons: excellent food, great bar vibe, superb service. Lucky Bones gets it right every single time.

L, D

$6-$22 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

For tables of eight or more

YES

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mad batter 19 Jackson Street (609) 884-5970 www.madbatter.com

It’s the original fine dining restaurant in Cape May and still one of the best. The food is always creative and the breakfasts and brunches, hard to beat — hence the lines.

B, L, D

$19-$30 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

b H

magicbrain cafe 31 Perry Street, Cape May Carpenter’s Square Mall (609) 884-8188

Enjoy high-speed internet, or unplug altogether with delicious, organic specialty drinks, and high-quality coffee from gourmet roaster, Green Mountain.

B, Cafe

$3-$7 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

N/A

N/A

YES

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magnolia Room 301 Howard Street, Cape May (609) 884-8409 www.chalfonte.com

Warm, southern-style hospitality paired with excellent southern-style cuisine is what you can expect at the Chalftonte’s acclaimed dining room. And stop by for cocktails at the King Edward Bar.

B, D

$10-$34 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

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maRIE NICOLE’S 9510 Pacific, Wildwood Crest Diamond Beach (609) 522-5425, www.marienicoles.com

This award-winning restaurant serves modern American cuisine in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. Savor summer nights on the terrace with a handcrafted cocktail.

D

$19-$44 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

NO

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marq’s pub 501 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-3500 www.marquiscapemay.com

A hidden gem for those looking for a delicious family meal on a budget. No need to worry about picky eaters, there’s plenty of options with Marq’s large family style buffets.

B, L, D

$4-$22 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

b H

martini beach 429 Beach Avenue Cape May (609) 884-1925

A lively nightspot with a friendly vibe, great Mediterranean dishes, and a panoramic ocean view. It’s also the place that brought tapas to Cape May — the food is even better shared.

L, D

$15-$30 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

mcdonald’s Bayshore Road and Sandman Blvd. North Cape May (609) 884-1925, www.mcdonalds.com

Even in a town like Cape May, where there are so many fine restaurants, sometimes you just need a fast food fix. And this McDonald’s is one of the cleanest and best-run you are likely to experience.

B, L, D

$3-$7 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

N/A

NO

YES

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mcglade’s on the pier 722 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-2614 www.mcglades.com

Praise for McGlade’s can be found in the New York Times, Variety magazine and others. Enjoy freshly caught, local seafood with a direct view of the ocean. You WILL see dolphins.

B, L, D

$8-$25 Cards: none, ATM

BYOB

YES

YES

b H

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CONTEMPORARY CUISINE WITH A UNIQUE COASTAL VIBE

OPEN YEAR ROUND Serving dinner 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., seven days a week 9601 Third Avenue | Stone Harbor | 609.961.3010 | reedsatshelterhaven.com reservations suggested


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Open Thurs. Through Sun.... Call for off season hours

21 beers and 12 wines on tap! Sunday Game specials every week!

happy hour 3-6pm Early Diner $25 menu available if seated before 6 Steaks • Seafood • Raw Bar • Sandwiches Pub Grub • Children’s Menu

Etienne Charles

Open 7 days... Call for off season hours

“CRABBY HOUR” 2-5pm At The Bar.

$5 Appetizer Menu • $1 Off All Drinks

$2.50 Coors Light Drafts All Day Every Day!

Fish Dock Road, Wildwood Crest NJ (at the base of the Wildwood Crest Bridge)

609.522.1341 • twomilecrabhouse.com exit zero

The Story: At just 30, Charles has established himself as an authority in the world of Afro-Caribbean music, distilling the wildly diverse musical influences of the region into a captivating new sound. Born in Trinidad, Charles studied at Florida State and at the Juilliard Jazz program, where he honed his talents on the trumpet and as a composer (he’s also an accomplished steel drummer and guitarist). The fourth album on Charles’ own imprint, Creole Soul, has shifted focus from previous efforts and brings a more accessible sound to the table. He calls it a “melting pot of ideas, sounds, and colors.” The New York Times predicts it will “extend his appeal” while remaining true to Charles’ musical tradition. You can judge for yourself on Saturday. The Sound: “Blend” is the crucial word here — from calypso rhythms to New Orleans jazz, Charles’ music, much of which he composes himself, has a spicy, kinetic energy, always driven by his white-hot trumpet chops. The Melting Pot: “To me, jazz is creole music,” Charles says. “You’ve got the African influence, the Mexican influence, the Cuban/Haitian influences that were all over New Orleans… Then you get people like John Coltrane, who was specifically studying the classical composers — to bring himself closer to that second influence. To me, though, it was always creole.” Where and When: The Just Four Wheels Stage at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, Saturday, November 9 at 1:30pm and 3:15pm.

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

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$18/Mrkt Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

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Spirits

$5-$25 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

Liquor Store

NO

NO

u b H

L,D

$7-$25 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

NO

YES

B, L, D

$9-$30 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

NO

YES

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B, L, D

$4-$10 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

NO

YES

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merion inn 106 Decatur Street, (609) 884-8363 www.merion inn.com

The dim, amber lighting, dark wooden bar, period fittings and classy staff give this place a special ambience. Great food, great cocktails, and great music.

Montreal Liquor Store Beach Ave and Madison Cape May (609) 884-6114

Grab a bottle of your favorite vino on your way to a BYOB, or stock up on beer and spirits for your next party.

north end american grill 206 Olde New Jersey Avenue North Wildwood, (609) 435-5691 northendamericangrill.com

A premier destination for food and fun in North Wildwood. Casual family dining offering upscale barfood and American cuisine. Experience a laidback California vibe at the shore.

ocean view Beach & Grant Avenues (609) 884-3772 www.oceanviewrestaurant.com

At this oceanfront staple, expect a large menu, full of classic diner food that’s reasonably priced. Locals frequent it, and you know that is always a good sign.

on the rockS Cape May – Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May, 1-800-64FERRY

Casual waterfront dining watching the ferry and other vessels transit the Cape May Canal to and from the Delaware Bay. There is a very cool vibe at the outdoor bar.

original fudge kitchen Washington Street Mall and on the Promenade, Cape May 800-23-FUDGE • fudgekitchens.com

It’s family-owned and operated, and you can tell. The service AND the fudge are exceptional. And their saltwater taffy? It’s the perfect seashore treat.

Chocolates and candy

$3-$15 V, MC, AE, D

NA

NO

YES

b H

oyster bay 615 Lafayette Street (609) 884-2111 www.oysterbayrestaurantnj.com

A lovely dining room, a beautiful new bar, a new bar menu, great martinis and classic, generous dishes. Check out their happy hour daily from 4-6:30pm.

D

$12-$29 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

u b H

panico’s 422 Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-7170

Panico’s offers a wide selection of pastas and brick oven pizzas that can be ordered individually or family style. Known for their large portions.

D

$9-$28 Cards: V, MC, D

BYOB

YES

YES

u b H

pano 421 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 849-9462

George’s sister café offers mouthwatering salads with the freshest local ingredients. Enjoy your meal while sitting in one of their big comfy couches.

L, D

$5-$10 Cash Only

BYOB

YES

YES

b H

peter shields 1301 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-9090 www.petershieldsinn.com

The Georgian Revival mansion on Cape May’s beachfront is magnificent, and the creative modern American menu matches it all the way. This is one classy eating experience.

D

$22-$39 Cards: V, MC, D

BYOB

NO

NO

H

pier house 1327 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 898-0300 www.thepierhousecapemay.com

Savor your cocktail or Mediterranean-inspired meal (or both!) in the sophisticated yet comfortable beach front setting.

B, L, D

$20-$36 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

u b H

THE PILOT HOUSE 142 Decatur Street (609) 884-3449 www.pilothousecapemay.com

A classic pub and restaurant offering great burgers, excellent comfort good and an authentic ambience. The burgers are big favorites among locals.

L, D

$5-$25 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

H

the red store 500 Cape Avenue, Cape May Point (609) 884-5757

Awesome food in a secluded, serene setting. Join them for a scrumptious breakfast, grab a coffee and muffin, or relax on the porch with a delicious lunch.

B, L

$5-$35 Cash only

BYOB

NO

YES

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rio station 3505 Route 9 South Rio Grande (609) 889-2000

While all around it has changed, the Rio Station is still serving excellent food with old-style, friendly service. Their chicken wings are particularly good.

L, D

$13-$29 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

u b H

Rusty Nail 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-0017 www.caperesorts.com/rusty-nail

Coldest beer in town. The iconic Rusty Nail is the place to be for a uniquely Cape May experience. And they even have non-alcoholic brew for dogs!

B, L, D

$10-$19 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

NO

YES

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From the makers of Tisha’s An exciting new eatery combining a classic pub with a fine restaurant Result? A great time. Every time.

Great food and awesome cocktails...

...in a cool casual pub atmosphere

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Frank Bey The Story: Few things bode better for a blues and R&B singer than a Georgia upbringing in the gospel tradition. Bey learned from his mother, gospel singer Maggie Jordan, as a child, eventually leading a quartet with his five-year-old brother and two cousins. He sang throughout the southeast in his teens and went on to tour with the Otis Redding Review, then Archie Jenkins & The Incredible Saxons. During that time he traveled though the US, as well as Spain and Canada. After a hiatus of almost 20 years, Bey returned to the stage, his voice as strong as ever. He performs widely in Philadelphia and New Jersey, and has delivered a series of dynamic shows at the former Cape May Jazz Festival. The Sound: A foot-stomping, energetic performer, Bey’s voice can range from a low growl to a full-throated howl in the gospel tradition. At his best, Bey’s warm, textured tone and stage presence evoke the great Lou Rawls. Where and When: The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center Stage in Carney’s Main Room, Saturday, November 9 at 9pm and 11pm, and Sunday, November 10, at 2pm and 4pm.

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

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$8-$20 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

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L, D

$4-$12 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

N/A

N/A

YES

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B, Cafe

$1-$7 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

NO

NO

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Seasalt restaurant 1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-7000 capemayoceanclubhotel.com

Black wood and granite tables, mother-of-pearl barfront, river rock decor... the vibe is as cool as the food is delicious. Reserve the chef’s intimate private table for up to 14.

Seaside Cheese Company 110 Park Boulevard (609) 884-8700 seasidecheesecapemay.com

A huge plus for the area when it opened, and this place, a short walk from downtown Cape May, continues to delight with gourmet treats. Private tasting room is available to reserve.

Star coffee shop 29 Perry Street, Cape May 800-297-3779 www.caperesorts.com/thestar

It’s important to get your coffee from people who understand how important quality coffee is. The Star is that place...

Sunset Liquors 106 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 435-5052

A new liquor store has hit town, conveniently located on Sunset Boulevard. Spirits, wines, beers, ice and snacks — and some of the coolest light fittings you ever saw.

Liquor Store

Please call for info

N/A

N/A

NO

Tisha’s 322 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-9119

In case you’re wondering why they’re not at Convention Hall — they moved to the mall, where they are still serving up irresistible concoctions, PLUS breakfast and lunch!

B, L, D

$18-$35 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

b U

TOMMY’S FOLLY COFFEE 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-6522 www.caperesorts.com/tommysfolly

Situated in the lobby of Congress Hall, this shop has great coffee and some lovely to-go breakfast goodies, as well as healthy and tasty lunch wraps, plus soups, shakes and more.

B, Café

$1-$7 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

NO

NO

YES

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Turdo vineyards & winery 3911 Bayshore Road, N. Cape May (609) 884-5591 www.turdovineyards.com

Turdo is a family-run, award-winning vineyard and winery, and the only one in New Jersey that is run on 100% solar energy. See what all the buzz is about.

Winery

$15-$31 Cards: V, MC, AE

N/A

NO

NO

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The Ugly Mug 426 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-3459

A Cape May legend, and even better now that they’ve put those wonderful booths in there. Such a treat. It has a classic pub vibe, and always a warm, friendly atmosphere.

L, D

$12-$25 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

NO

YES

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Ukai 1500 Route 47 South, Rio Grande (609) 770-7773 www.sushiukai.com

Enjoy delicious, fresh and nutritious, authentic Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and Thai cuisine — all homemade!

L, D

$2-$37 Cards: V, MC, AE

BYOB

YES

YES

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Uncle Bill’s Pancakes Beach Avenue & Perry Street Cape May (609) 884-7199

Reliably excellent food; There is a reason why people wait a while to eat here... Excellent breakfasts and lunches at this circular restaurant with an ocean view. Plus a pet-friendly patio for your four-legged friends.

B, L

$4-$9 Cash Only

BYOB

NO

YES

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union park Beach Avenue & Howard (609) 884-8811 www.unionparkdiningroom.com

Exquisite dining in a classic old hotel, where both the decor and the food are inspired. Voted one of the best restaurants in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine.

D

$18-$35 Cards: V, MC, AE

BYOB

YES

YES

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vincenzo’s little italy ii 3704 Bayshore Road North Cape May (609) 889-6610

If you want to bring the family for a fine and fun Italian meal, look no further than here! The kids will love it. Excellent pasta dishes, and they’ve recently expanded their pizzeria!

L, D

$8-$20 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

u b H

WASHINGTON INN 801 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-5697 www.washingtoninn.com

Superb gourmet food, and a cool but cozy bar. Check out an amazing wine list of over 10,000 bottles; they’ve got the largest wine cellar in South Jersey.

D

$18-$34 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

u b H

willow creek winery 168 Stevens St., West Cape May (609) 770-8782 www.willowcreekwinerycapemay.com

Willow Creek is the newest and largest winery in Cape May. Check out the stunning villa, set on this idyllic 50-acre vineyard.

Winery

$6 and up Cards: V, MC, AE, D

N/A

N/A

NO

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zoe’s 715 Beach Avenue Cape May (609) 884-1233

Zoe’s has large portions at affordable prices, plus one of the best vegetarian selections in town. And they have a great patio if the weather is nice... bring Fido!

B, L

$4-$12 Cash Only

BYOB

NO

YES

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 Frederic Yonnet The Story: As a young child in Normandy, France, Yonnet was part of a traveling comedy routine with his father. At 14, he picked up the drums, but he was kicked out of several bands when he attempted to play the melody with percussion. Then, at 19, he found his perfect match: the harmonica. “I can play both the melody and the rhythm,” Yonnet says. “Plus they’re lighter to carry.” His talent has taken him across the Atlantic, where he’s enjoyed an active career in the States, despite certain musical prejudices. “It’s been a constant effort to convince and almost convert people to the potential of the instrument,” Yonnet says. “So many people have been used to hearing the harmonica as a side instrument, almost a toy.” The Sound: Yonnet can play the harmonica like a saxophone, a clarinet, a flute or an organ, but always with an earthy, bluesy quality. Guest Star: Yonnet has played with Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Prince and the Jonas Brothers. Where and When: The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center Main Stage at Carney’s Main Room, Friday, November 8 at 9pm and 11pm.

Photograph by Jan Miller

The trouble with eating Italian food

...is that five or six days later you’re hungry again. — George Miller

Cucina Rosa

898-9800 | 301 Washington Street Mall & Perry Street www.cucinarosa.com

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Thanks to You! for a successful first year.

Open Daily • Phone 609-435-5052 Beer • Wine • Spirits Ice • Snacks • Free Parking

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The Story: The band name is Brazilian slang for country bumpkin, but the six members of this genre-bending band are too well-traveled to fit that description. They have played folk and world music festivals in Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia, in addition to performances at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center in DC and NYC. Called “seductively cross-cultural” and praised as “the height of world music sophistication,” Matuto were named as American Musical Ambassadors in 2012. In May they released their latest album, The Devil and the Diamond, an expansive album that mixes Brazilian rhythms with the sounds of the deep South—an unlikely, compelling combination. The Sound: Described as “bluegrass meets Brazil,” Matutu have created their own dance-friendly sound from diverse musical sources. Accordions, violins and guitar figure heavily in the arrangements, always underpinned by a host of percussive instruments. Where and When: The Just Four Wheels Stage at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, Sunday, November 10, at 1pm and 2:45pm. exit zero

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 The Jana Herzen and Charnett Moffett Duo The Story: While most folks know Herzen as the founder of the Motema Music record label, she was a musician long before Motema was a part of her life. As child she studied piano, then moved to guitar. Citing influences as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and William Shakespeare, Herzen says, “I love a musical poet who paints pictures with words and tones and rhythm to take you on a deep emotional ride.” Herzen shared her special brand of folktinged jazz with acclaimed bassist Charnett Moffett when the two recorded Passion of a Lonely Heart, an evocative album of original compositions, plus classics like Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares for Me.” Moffett, the son of a jazz drummer and a jazz saxophonist, attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School (often called the Fame school), and has played alongside greats like Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, and Harry Connick Jr. The Sound: Moffett’s bass stylings provide the perfect complement to Herzen’s understated vocals. The slow, languorous tones recall smoky cafes and rain-soaked streets late at night. Where and When: The Splash Stage at Martini Beach, Saturday, November 9, at 9:15pm and 11:15pm.

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Jaimeo Brown Transcendence The Story: A composer, drummer and conceptualist, Jaimeo Brown began his Transcendence project as a study in weaving together a host of different musical styles. His goal is to “understand the common denominators of gospel, blues, jazz and Eastern Indian music to create a continuity within all of the diverse ideas.” To that end, he’s assembled a crew of stellar musicians, especially JD Allen on saxophone and guitarist and producer Chris Sholar (who’s worked with Kanye, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey). Jaimeo, who’s shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Joe Locke, was inspired by the Gee’s Bend spirituals of Alabama while working on his latest recording. “I focused on the black spiritual as the root of the material because of its raw unfeigned expression,” said Brown. “Hope is in abundance in spirituals.” That emotion carries though in performance — the effect is at turns mystic, uplifting, and uncannily familiar. The Sound: Esoteric and folksy, the twang of Sholar’s guitar, hiss of Brown’s high hat, and dissonant melody of Allen’s sax make for a masterwork of blues, jazz and electronica. Where and When: The Motema Music Stage at First Presbyterian Church, Saturday, November 9, 3pm.

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 The Joe Locke Quartet The Story: Hailed by The New York Times as the “preeminent vibraphonist in jazz,” Locke has enjoyed special acclaim of late: his latest album with Motema Music, Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads, topped the Jazz Week charts in July. It’s Locke’s second album with Motema, and the latest of a 30-CD discography. In addition to jazz standards like “The Meaning of the Blues” and “Dedicated to You,” the album includes two original compositions by Locke, featuring rich sonic tensions and soaring melodic lines. For his performance in Cape May, Locke will play selections from his latest album, a collection of lyrical melodies that can sooth, stimulate and inspire. The Sound: Locke commands the vibraphones with cool precision, delivering nuanced phrasings and dynamics shifts that range from a thundering rumble to ringing high notes. One review called his latest album a testament to his “unfailing love of melody, whether it comes from the Great American Songbook, rock, R&B, or his own pen,” so be prepared for hummable tunes that’ll hang around in your head. Where and When: The Motema Music Stage at The First Presbyterian Church, Saturday, November 9 at 7:45pm and 11pm.

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 Lakecia Benjamin The Story: Call her the saxophonist to the stars — Benjamin has played with Alicia Keys, The Roots and Macy Gray, and contributed arrangements to musicans like Santigold and Talib Kweli. Her summery, sultry alto sax playing holds audiences in thrall, but she’s just as adept as a composer and producer. For her performance in Cape May, she’ll feature some of the music from her latest album, Retox. Benjamin calls the album “a fruition of years of songwriting as much as it is a showcase for my sax playing and horn arrangements.” The recording is almost entirely comprised of her own compositions, with the exeception of Stevie Wonder’s classic, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing.” Benjamin has also enlisted a roster of up-and coming vocalists to feature on the tracks. The Sound: Benjamin’s mix of soul and funk will entice fans of Maceo Parker, Sharon Jones, Adel and Erykah Badu. Her songs, which alternate between a vocal and instrumental focus, vary from smoldering late-night jams to erudite jazz showstoppers. Where and When: The Whale’s Tale Stage at the Boiler Room in Congress Hall, Friday, November 8 at 9pm and 10:45pm.

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Marc Cary Focus Trio The Story: With two Grammy nominations on his resumé, Cary has earned his place as a stellar modern jazz pianist. A graduate of DC’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Cary played in the Dizzy Gillespie Youth Orchestra as a student, where Gillespie himself took note of Cary’s virtuosic playing and invited him to sit in with his band whenever the trumpeter performed in Washington. Cary soon moved to New York City and found himself swept up in the vibrant jazz scene, playing in bands led by Arthur Taylor, Mickey Bass and Betty Carter. He’s developed the Focus Trio alongside bassist David Ewell and percussionist Samir Gupta. The Sound: With wildly building chords, dramatic ascending lines, a buzzing bass and uptempo drums, the Focus Trio is irresistible. Where and When: The Motema Music Stage at the First Presbyterian Church, Saturday, November 9 at 6pm and 9:30pm.

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u The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival... November 8-10 Meadows The Story: Brooklyn-based musicians Kristin Slipp (vocals) and Cole Kamen-Green (trumpet, synth and electronics) hail from the chamberpop band Cuddle Magic, but have found sweet synergy working as a twosome. In July, Slipp released A Thousand Julys, a collection of jazz standards with accompaniment from Dov Manski. PopMatters called the recording “brilliant and fresh, an utterly original expansion of the tradition that reaches beyond jazz by using the repertoire to express individual emotions.” Listeners will find a host of old favorites like “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “You Go To My Head,” each stamped with the singer’s signature tone. Kamen-Green stays busy in Brooklyn. He’s a sought-after trumpeter and producer who has collaborated with Anais Mitchell, George Russell and Maria Schneider, and Beyonce, playing trumpet for many of the songs on the singer’s latest, horn-heavy album, 4. The Sound: Carefully crafted songs with distinctive melodies and an engaging sound that invites to you lean in closer. Where and When: The Splash Stage at Martini Beach, Friday, November 8 at 9:15pm and 11:15pm.

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Pacific Orchestra The Story: Longtime visitors and Cape May locals who frequented the beachfront in the ‘70s and ‘80s are probably already familiar with Pacific Orchestra. Back then, the group traveled up and down the east coast, playing raucous sets that had everyone leaving the bar and hitting the dance floor. It’s been more than 20 years since they’ve hit the stage in Cape May — the last time they were around, Cabanas was still Gloria’s — giving old fans a reason to celebrate and new music lovers a chance to discover a whole new party. The Sound: The Key Westbased band serves up a mix of cool Caribbean rock and slinky, sexy reggae and ska. Where and When: The Exit Zero Magazine Stage at Cabanas, Friday, November 8 at 9:30pm and 11pm.

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The Bruce Barth and Gary Bartz Duo The Story: Pianist, composer and Grammy-nominated producer Bruce Barth has long been an indomitable force on keys. New York’s Village Voice calls him “one of the best pianists in town, period,” and longtime collaborator Tony Bennett says, “I have a great love for excellent musicians, and Bruce Barth is one of my favorites.” With live recordings at the famed Village Vanguard, a feature film appearance playing keys in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, and frequent tours in the US, Europe and Japan, Barth shows no signs of slowing down. Jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz has equally impressive credentials. Arriving on the New York jazz scene at just 17 in 1958, he’s had the honor of working with Miles Davis and Charles Mingus, has cut more than 40 solo albums in his long career, and has featured as a guest artist on 200 recordings. In 2005, his playing on McCoy Tyner’s Illuminations garnered a Grammy. Given his stellar career, we say it was long overdue. The Sound: Barth’s fleet-fingered playing, crunchy harmonies and penchant for long, ambling phrasing make a perfect compliment to Bartz’s swinging saxophone, which slides between registers with a singer’s grace.

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As Victor Grasso prepares for his most important show, we meet the beautiful young muse behind his remarkable new paintings. Interview by Diane Stopyra Photography by Frank Weiss

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Right: Victor Grasso and Bela Lotozo at Higbee Beach, a site that’s been a long-time inspiration for the artist.

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We caught up with Bela to find out what it’s like to be the girl on display... as a chimney sweep, and a unicorn, and Aphrodite, and a rather vicious looking beast, and... well, you really should see for yourself. You’re a high school student, right? Yes, I’m a senior at Lower Cape May Regional High. What are your plans for after graduation? I have a pretty big list of schools I’m applying to now; I’d like to study engineering. My dream school is probably University of Washington in Washington State. We’ll see what happens. How did you and Victor connect? I didn’t really know him until this project started. But I knew who he was, of course; I’d been to a few of his openings, and he and my family had connected at a few Exit Zero events. Tell us what it’s like to be an artist’s muse? Very, very flattering. Why did he pick you? Well, when he first painted me as Alice in Wonderland, I think I just had the look — small and blonde and young. After that, I think he wanted to continue working with me. How does it feel that your picture will be on display in the homes of strangers? It’s a little weird, but it’s cool that someone would want that! Over the last two years, how many hours have you spent modeling for Victor? I’d say... maybe 60 or 70. He’s put you in some pretty wild costumes; have there been any looks that were too out there for you? No, I usually go along with it. All of Victor’s ideas, I’ve thought, were amazing. What’s the process like? He’ll start out by showing me his sketches and talking a little while about his ideas. Then I get all dressed up in crazy things. I’ll do my eye makeup but for the ones where my face is painted, he does all that. As for how long I’m posing, it depends. The shoots vary; sometimes in a half an hour we get the shot and it works out. Other times, I’ve been in costume for a very long time. Victor ends up with... maybe 100 photos to choose from. Did you get to veto any, if you really didn’t like it? There really

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weren’t any I didn’t like, and if I didn’t like it, he probably didn’t, either. I definitely got to give my opinion, but the ultimate decision was, of course, up to Victor. What was the most uncomfortable costume? Probably the one where I’m dripping in milk; it was getting in my eyes and all over my face. And then there was the chimney sweep, where I had to hold a lit cigarette in my mouth; having the smoke in my face was difficult. What’s it like to be at a show where a painting of you is on display? It’s exciting, and also a little overwhelming. People kept coming up to me [at SOMA] saying: “You’re the girl in the painting!” One lady even asked for my autograph. Have people recognized you at school or on the street? I am a food runner and busser at the Black Duck and a customer recognized me just the other day. What’s the most extreme reaction you’ve received? Probably my mom’s. When she first sees them, she is speechless. It’s very emotional for her, and I think it’s probably really cool for her to see her daughter doing something like this, and she’s an artist herself [Sue Lotozo owns the Flying Fish Studio] so she really understands the art and is able to talk about it with an artist’s perspective. She’s really in a lot of the paintings; you just can’t see her... she was there to help me with a costume or to hold some piece of it over my head. Is modeling something you’re interested in pursuing elsewhere? I definitely wasn’t at first, but I’ve been thinking about it more. Some of my mom’s friends are encouraging me to put a portfolio together. Do you ever think about the possibility of being ‘discovered’ at one of Victor’s shows? Not really, but I guess it could happen. Do you have a favorite from this series? It’s really hard for me to pick; it changes all the time. Were you familiar with all the fables before you started? No, but Victor would give us the background on most. The Don Quixote one was great to do because I’d read that book for Spanish in school, so I know the entire story. Say Victor let you design the next shoot... have you thought about how you’d really like to see yourself depicted? Not really. I guess if he gave me that opportunity it would be pretty cool to do, but he comes up with ideas that are so different and so amazing, I don’t know if I could do anything like that. What do you do when you’re not posing for Victor? I play field hockey, work at the Black Duck, and go to the beach with friends. How excited are you for the show? I feel like I’ve been waiting for it to arrive forever. Is it sad to work so hard on something, and to see these beautiful paintings of yourself, and know you don’t get to keep them? Maybe a little sad, but this is something I will always remember. An opening reception is planned for October 4, from 5-8pm. For more information, visit noyesmuseum.org. The Noyes is located off mile post 41 on the Garden State Parkway. exit zero

Nebuchadnezzar “This is a really interesting biblical and historic character. He was a mofo of a king who ended up in the woods for seven years, living like an insane rabid pooch for exiling the jews. The painter William Blake painted him in a beastly form and when I first saw it, and it resonated so much I wanted to include the character in my series. So, what came out was fur, twisty willow branches and a crown of porcupine quills. Groovy.”

Icarus “I’ve always loved the story of Icarus defying Deadalus’ warning of flying too close to the sun with his wings of feathers and wax. It’s every young man’s prerogative to rebel against his father. I conveyed this myth using paper airplanes instead of wax and feathers. I’m pretty sure they would do just about as well if you took them for a spin up to the burning orb that lights our days.”

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Don Quixote “I wanted to represent this hero of mine with what sticks most in my head when I think about DQ. Since I was a kid I have never let go of that image of fighting windmills as if they were dragons. The kid in me brought out the pinwheel and toy dragon. I’m a six-year-old in a 36-year-old body.”

Unicorn “Everybody loves them, but no man will admit to it. It’s a universal symbol of magic. I was looking for a highly conceptual version, so it had to be beautiful but also a little off. I used a seashell as the horn, which ties it to the sea, and lots of dripping white, which made the piece unique and oddly magical.”

Hades “I thought, ‘What would be a good job for a guy who watches over dead people all day in the fiery pits of the underworld?’ Well, a chimney sweep. Apparently Americans have no idea that they even existed because the only people who recognize what this painting depicts are meat pie-eatin’ Brits.”

Siren “This bad bitch of the Baltic used her songs to smash sailors into the jagged rocks of her island — a myth from Homer’s Odyssey that has been with me since childhood. I had to make this painting so beautiful, so pure and so big that you can’t help but be guided into her.”

Mr Saturday Night “I’ve always been intrigued by the grooviest god of the dead. If you don’t bring him some tobacco and rum when you kick the bucket you ain’t gettin’ to the other side. I love the facial expression... it’s apparently really fun being a voodoo god.”

Baphomet “This pagan deity has been adopted by everybody who thinks they are evil or thinks everything that has a goat in it is evil. This creature was made up by a French king in the 12th century to accuse the knights templar of heresy. Evil stuff is just generally cooler.”

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4 & 20 “This great little nursery rhyme is all about cooking blackbirds in a pie, and I always thought that was cool. So with a devilish grin and a mess of cherry pie filling, I have created this cheeky portrait that at first glance could be mistaken for a well-fed vampire but which simply communicates the pleasure of pie.”

Magdalena “Growing up a catholic you’re told all sorts of stories that stick. I am portraying my version of catholicism — how I see it, how I remember it. It’s a ghostly vision with a melancholy outcome. If you look deep it can be very dark and pain-ridden but still so mysterious and intriguing. exit zero

Chupacabra “I really like monsters and legends and this one is relatively new to our civilization. It’s like our Jersey Devil, only it lives in the south. It’s interesting how people are frightened of monsters yet they pay money to see them. That’s what I’m doing with this piece... it’s monstrous but so intriguing you can’t stop looking. She looms over you and doesn’t let you go.”

Crazy Horse “The ultimate maverick. Leading a bunch of your people on horseback into battle against a government with guns and cannons shows huge gumption. So Crazy Horse isn’t a fable but his actions are legendary and from legends we can learn. I wanted this piece to embrace a lot of different tribes of the Native Americans so it’s really a tribute.”

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Aphrodite “The goddess of love birthed in the sea, she’s the most beautiful thing ever to walk the earth. I really wanted to capture the sea in this, give a feeling of cold and damp but because she’s so beautiful she grabs you and you can’t stop staring.” exit zero

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the BRUTAL labor, THE danger, the rewards... and the beauty. the life of a cape may fisherman. Interviews by Diane Stopyra Photography by Frank Weiss

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ou likely think about how fresh it is. How good it tastes. And how lucky you are to be enjoying seafood that’s been caught just days before it landed on your plate. But how often do you consider the men who’ve brought you this treat? The Atlantic Capes Fisheries fleet, docked off Ocean Drive, just north of the harbor, includes 18 scallop boats, two clam vessels and two fishing vessels,

all manned by 118 crew members who bring in 2.5 million pounds of scallops per year. (In partnership with other companies, Atlantic Capes actually handles a great deal more than that — approximately 25 percent of the entire scallop industry’s business on the east coast.) ACF sells this product — along with squid, flouder, sea bass, porgies, mackerel, and other species — to wholesalers, who in turn sell to restaurants and grocery giants such as Whole Foods. While you dine, the captains and first mates and deck hands who dock here are likely recovering, not just from the physical demands of this job — resulting in forearms swollen to three times their normal size and shooting pains up the back and neck — but the mental strain of being constantly surrounded by danger. On September 7, a 24-year-old commercial fishermen from Montauk, New York, who worked aboard a 90-foot boat called Jason and Danielle that works out of Montauk and Cape May, died of injuries sustained to his head and neck after being struck by a snapped cable just off the North Carolina coast. Fortunately, the Atlantic Cape Fisheries fleet “hasn’t had any major incidents,” according to Sam Martin, Vice-President of Operations. “There have been minor injuries, but we’ve been very successful in our saftey programs,” he said. Of course, “minor injuries” is likely subjective. Lift so many 80-pound baskets of scallops that you develop scoliosis, and that’s still no reason to take a day off, according to the fishermen we spoke with. We made our way into the underbelly of the Thunder Bay in order to speak with Chris, Keith, Colllin and Joey about what it takes to make it as a member of the Atlantic Capes Fisheries crew, why men who work so hard get such a bad rap, and just how tough they really need to be...

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Chris Cope

overboard and pulled to the bottom.

see god’s creations like this.

My first time on a commercial fishing boat, I was 12, and I was seasick the whole time. Never would have thought I’d get into fishing after that.

There aren’t too many women who do this job, although the observers we are required to carry are often female. Yeah, it can be odd having them on board.

There are guys that have superstitions. “Don’t cook a full turkey,” they say, or “Bananas bring bad weather.”

I got caught up in the wrong lifestyle while living out west. But I got tired of that — I wanted to straighten myself out — so I came back home to Cape May, where my dad told me they were doing real good scalloping. It’s called The Grip. The tendons in your arms pop and swell from the cutting; we each open thousands of bushels of scallops per trip. But you have to continue to work when you’re hurting, because you only have a limited time to make money. I work 17 hours on and seven hours off for the eight to 10-day stretch at sea, but even during the off hours, I’m checking on things in the engine room. It’s brutal. Part of my job is keeping the crew from wanting to kill each another. Being an ex-drug user, I watch my guys like a hawk. If I see anything, they immediatly get questioned and weeded out. Doing this job, you sometimes want to blow off steam, and you can make a lot of money quickly; that’s a dangerous combination. But there’s too much at stake. Fishing is cyclical; they haven’t shown up this year. Once, I was chasing mackerel 30 or 40 miles offshore in the middle of winter. When you haul in 50 tons of fish, you have to pull it on to the boat in sections — 3,000 pounds at a time — and leave the rest in the water. I accidentally stepped on the coiled rope that was attached to the bag that was still in the water and it dragged me across the deck. My dad began hacking at it with a knife to release me. I reached down and pulled my boot off. If I hadn’t done that, I would have been taken

I try to follow the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I try to exhibit this to my guys, and I think they look up to it. People don’t think it, but most fishermen want the ocean to be healthy. If anyone wants things to be sustainable out there, it’s us. I sleep better on a ship than I do at home. It’s the hum of the generator... and also, I don’t have to worry about children jumping on me in the morning. I have five kids — four, five, 10, 17, and 19 — and I miss seeing them and my wife. But that’s a sacrifice you have to make. I remember one morning, we were steaming to the Gulf of Mexcio for butter fish. The sun rose with these super-beautiful colors. I took a picture then turned to look out over the stern, and realized I could still see the full moon. Something so beautiful hapens and you realize how blessed you are to

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After I get home from sea... I go surfing. I felt frightened once, during a tropical storm where waves buried the boat. We were going completely underwater — everything was white — then popping up like a boogie board. It tests me, not catching fish. I know that God is in control and he will provide for me, but when you’re not catching fish, it’s hard to live that out. I have made mistakes. A few days ago, we were fishing in close quarters with another boat we know well. Maybe because of that comfort level, I stepped away from the wheel for a minute, and I guess the other captain must have too, because we collided. Luckily, we were only going three miles an hour. I apologized to my crew after that. My job is to keep them safe, and there I was, getting sidetracked. I don’t even notice the smell of the fish. When squidding, the goal is to come home with 100,000 pounds. That can happen in a day-and-a-half. We eat well on board. No expense spared. I spend a couple thousand on food per trip. You can be caught in fog for six or seven days at a time with no sun. That’s creepy and eerie, and depressing. Sharks — duskies and hammerheads — get caught in the nets and brought on board. The first time it happened, before I knew I should grab this duskie by the pectoral fins, I grabbed him by the tail. It was probably only seven feet long, but it was strong and trying to bite. This is my dream job. I love being captain, and I am blessed. n


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Keith Bove There are a lot of dificult guys. Every attitude you can think of, from crybabies to complainers to tough guys. And after you’ve been at sea for five or six days, and you’ve been up for so many hours, everybody’s colors come out. You have to learn to ignore them, or be driven crazy. The paychecks make me most proud. My stepfather owns a graphic design company, so my biggest paycheck, he’s blowing up — like the size the golfers get — so I can hang it on my wall. It’s a love-hate relationship. Sometimes you wake up and say, “Screw my life; I don’t want to do this.” But you have to get past the part of you that hates it, and remember you’ve done it before, and you can do it again. Our first trip this year was eight or nine days. We brought in 34,000 pounds of scallops. Every minute counts. It’s balls to the wall. Back when I was fishing on a day boat, it was the middle of July, and so hot and nasty out. My friend and I we’re covered in mud because we’d been out in the bay lifting conch pots, sweaty and nasty. We’d been using horseshoe crabs and skate for bait and the boat reeked. A woman comes up to us and says, “What you guys do is so romantic,” and we lost it. So now, whenever it gets really shitty out, we say, “Man, it’s getting really romantic out here.”

“We were scheduled to head into Chincoteague, but because of a nor’easter, we ducked into Cape May. The same day, another boat coming into Chincoteague rolled over, and I think one guy made it. When something like that happens, you’re going to think about it, and you’re going to feel something, but you can’t sit around thinking about it all the time.”

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now. There are a lot of good guys doing this now, and a lot of college-educated guys. My mother still goes crazy with worry every trip I take. We’ve been dead in the water, during the middle of the night with no power, 150 miles off shore. Another time, off of Point Pleasant, on a day that was about five degrees, the dredge got stuck in the air. The hydraulics just stopped working, and it was crashing around at 15 feet. Then there was the time we were scheduled to head into Chincoteague, but because of a nor’easter, we ducked into Cape May quickly. The same day, another boat coming into Chincoteague rolled over, and I think only one guy made it. Of course, when something like that happens, you’re going to think about it, and you’re going to feel something, but you can’t just sit around thinking about it all the time. The best piece of advice I’ve heard? Shut up and work. n


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“I’m going to be 43, and I worry about the toll this job has taken on my body. I have scoliosis, degenerative discs and neck problems, but I’ll tell you this much, if you want to lose weight, you can drop 10 pounds in 10 days doing this job. Scalloping is like a marathon with your arms.”

Collin Wycoff I’m from Los Angeles, but I watched too much of The Deadliest Catch, so I came here in 2007 and started slime eeling. I’d been a city boy my whole life, so it was all Greek to me. Now, I’ve been doing this for six years. I once drove 10 giant sharks that had gotten caught in our nets off the stern of the boat. That was interesting. Today was my tattoo day, but I had to cancel because of this interview. I started getting tattoos when I was 18 and never stopped. I have a scallop shell, and two roses representing my two daughters. This job is mentally straining, but it makes me proud to be able to provide for my girls, to give them the things I never had — a proper education and a roof over their heads. New Year’s Eve, there were gale-force winds of about 50 or 60 miles per hour, and the waves were about 20 feet. I laid in my bed and felt myself coming off the mattress two to three inches with every wave. On the boat, there’s a whole bunch of testosterone going on at once In the beginning, yes, I felt bad for the fish; I thought I was killing a life. But now I think of it this way: I’m feeding other people. And who knows? I might have given a scallop or calamari to the President of the United States. I am an industrial athlete. Maybe it’s far-fetched, but I’d like to be a goat farmer one day, own my own land, and grow some vegetables. I’m going to be 43, and I worry about the toll this job has taken on my body. I have scoliosis, degenerative discs and neck problems, but I’ll tell you this much, if you want to lose weight, you can drop 10 pounds in 10 days doing this job. Scalloping is like a marathon with your arms. exit zero

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I did the office job. I worked as a file clerk at a law firm, and I felt trapped behind walls. It’s just not me. But when you’re 40 or 50 miles out at sea, and it’s snowing or raining, and you’re out in the elements... that’s just awesome. When I’m back on land, the first thing I grab is a Big Mac. I’m a really simple person. There are a lot of good fishermen. But if you go into a doctor’s office complaining of pain, and you tell them your job, they’ll only give you Tylenol or Ibuprofen, because fishermen get a bad rap for abusing drugs. They’ll say, “Oh, he’s just a junkie.” You have to tough it out. Sometimes, I’m in so much pain my daughters have to lift me off the couch. I’m into arts and crafts. I like bamboo. I have some ideas for making it into art — frames, bookshelves, cups, lots of things. When someone gets sick, they still work. I had the flu, but I had to keep going. If I needed to throw up, I threw up outside and then came back. Once, I dropped a 50-pound frozen eel on my foot, and it swelled to double its size, but I had to finish the eight days. One guy laid down because he had The Grip, and he was docked $4,000. After all this time, I still don’t know why so many ships are named after women. I guess because fishermen miss them so much. n


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“I took a picture of the beach while headed to Rhode Island and sent it to my wife with a text that said, “Bye, baby. Love you.” She was bent out of shape about me putting the word “bye” in there. She said, “Don’t ever do that again.” It’s reality though; I know it, my kids know it. I leave, and there’s a chance I may never come home.”

Joey Abadie I started stealing cars when I was a kid. My first arrest was at 11. I was given a juvenile life sentence, but the day I turned 18, I climbed out the window. My case disappeared. I think they figured I’d end up in prison one day anyway. They were right. I’m from Philly, where you won’t see turtles as big as cars. During Hurricane Hugo, 15 of us were wearing survival suits, waiting for the word to jump. In 20 years, I’ve worn the suit twice; it’s something you don’t want to have to go through. My boy Frankie died on the Lady Mary. He had five kids and a wife at home. I spent 18 years in prison — attempted murder, aggravated assault. It was a one-on-one fist fight — I wasn’t trying to kill the guy but I’d been convicted of a DUI before and, in Pennsylvania, a DUI is considered a violent crime. The difference between food in prison and on the boat? Night and day. I took a picture of the beach while headed to Rhode Island and sent it to my wife with a text that said, “Bye, baby. Love you.” She was bent out of shape about me putting the word “bye” in there. She said, “Don’t ever do that again.” It’s reality though; I know it, my kids know it. I leave, and there’s a chance I may never come home. People who go to college... I make double what they make and they’re in debt up to their eyeballs. I just made $40,000 in 15 days. No matter how tired you are or how sore you are, when you get home, that money will heal all pain. You have to be a little nuts to do this. About six years ago, 300 men came to the dock to try scalloping. We brought them out on the water 35 at a time, and showed them how to cut scallops. I exit zero

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enlisted three of my friends. One made it six hours; the other, 10 hours. The third was close to quitting because he was hallucinating. Out of 300 applicants, two were successful. When a new guy’s arm gets swollen from elbow to wrist from cutting scallops, we tell him peanut oil will help. He’ll cover himself with peanut butter and wrap the arm in aluminum foil. It’s hysterical. I love kids and animals. Adults I’m not such a big fan of. I was just on the water for a 28-day stretch. It keeps my relationship strong with my wife; we don’t bicker over little things when I’m home. And my son — he’s 17, and bigger than me now — will keep my daughters in check while I’m away. He’s homeschooled, because he’s too much like me. I’m a good swimmer, but I almost drowned in Point Pleasant. There’s a sandbar, a little island, and I tried to swim there from the dock. But the tide rips through that channel so fast, I got halfway and thought, “Oh, shit, I’m in trouble.” I did make it, but I had a guy in a kayak bring me back. I have a tattoo that says, ‘F**k you’ across my back, and he said, “At least I’ve got something to read on the way over.” I’m big on family. My wife and I have nine godkids, and we take them everywhere — beach, boardwalk. When I was in prison, I didn’t want for anything. Now, I share the wealth. Have you ever seen the moonrise? We call them Kodak moments, when the moon and sun are at the same level. It’s crazy to me how beautiful that is. I’m at peace out here. If I’m going to die, I’d rather it happen here, doing something positive, than back at home fighting with some guy who doesn’t know how to fight, only knows how to pull the trigger. n


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How Cape May Stage came of age Oh the drama! Twenty-five years in the life of a theater company Story by Diane Stopyra

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Cape May Stage’s founder, Michael Laird, with two of the theatre company’s earliest associates, Angel Conran (the first Managing Director) and Eric Hissom, an actor and playwright.

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Early 90s: Laird continues putting on three shows a year at various venues, including Chalfonte Hotel, Shelton College, Historic Cold Spring Village, and Congress Hall. At the latter, Laird tries nailing seats into the floor of the ballroom, without permission, in an attempt to make this a more permanent venue. Usually, the audience sits in folding chairs and, during outdoor performances, spray themselves with the can of bug spray that Laird runs around offering. “On Monday nights, when people would put out garbage,” Moffatt says, “Michael would find a chair here or a bench there for the next set.” To make up for what little money he can pay his actors, Laird supplements their fees with gifts of leather jackets or cowboy hats, and takes only a menial salary for himself. Costumes come from the local thrift shop. 1992: Laird produces Shirley Valentine to sold-out audiences in Congress Hall. Jayne Houdyshell, who has received several Tony Award nominations, most recently in the 2012 revival of Follies, stars in the one-woman show. 1993: Cape May Stage launches theatre classes at local schools, and expands to a seven-month season. Laird offers audiences material from a wide variety of classic playwrights, from Harold Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard and Brian Friel to Neil Simon, Willy Russell, Lee Blessing and Yazmina Reza. He taps the cream of the crop from Philadelphia theatre, including Barrymore Award winners Scott Greer, Jen Childs, Jilline Ringle and Grace Gonglewski. Laird also introduces Broadway stars Robert Prosky and Estelle Parsons to perform at Cape May Stage fundraisers. 1993: For performances, Laird persuades the city to allow him to

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Michael Carleton followed in the large footsteps of Michael Laird — he was Artistic Director from 2001 to 2008. Tina Giaimo

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Jim Moffatt led Project Encore, which raised $1.4 million to restore the theatre building, while Dave Clemans donated time and expertise to ensure the construction and landscaping went to plan. The project was a huge success. Photograph by Frank Weiss

rent the Welcome Center, located at Bank and Lafayette Streets, for $2,500 per year. Lighting for shows consists of two floodlights, says Moffatt. Built in 1853, the building began as a church which would house three different congregations — first Presbyterian, then Methodist, then Episcopalian — until the mid-50s, when the City of Cape May would take possession with the intent of turning the space into a parking lot. Fortunately, preservationist Tom Harris, whose portrait still hangs inside the building, intervened to save the structure, which he transformed into the Historical and Community Center of Cape May. In 1973, the city once again took over the space, converting it to a Welcome Center. 1998: Jim Moffatt, board president, receives a cease-and-desist summons in the mail, during the run of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). “You have to pay for the rights to put on these plays,” Moffatt says. “You have to get permission, and I had no idea Michael wasn’t doing that. So I called him up and he said, ‘Don’t worry about that, Jim. This kind of stuff happens all the time. You can’t pay exit zero

attention to what they say; they overcharge.’ Instead, he would decide simply to pay what he thought was deserved! He was a character.” 1998: Laird expands programming to include film shorts, and Cape May Stage and Film becomes an unofficial moniker. “But this only lasted as long as Michael’s then-girfriend,” says Moffatt. “She was very into film.” 1999: Laird writes and produces A Wretch Like Me, a raw autobiography of the trials and tribulations of the rough ’n’ ready lifestyle he lived until he discovered theatre and recovery. “Not a dry eye in the house,” says Moffatt. 2000: Alicia Williams (now Grasso) is hired as a box office associate and begins a long affiliation with the company. Today she is the Marketing Director. “Years ago, my father and I saw a production of Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show at Cape May Stage, and we laughed ourselves silly,” she says. “After graduating from college with a degree in theatre and returning home to the shore, there was only one professional theatre company that came to mind: Cape May Stage. My

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Have Ellen and Jennifer turn your old fur into a beautiful teddy bear...

Luke Darnell, Kristen Calgaro and G.R. Johnson in 2011’s The Understudy. Aleksey Moryakov

father encouraged me to contact them, and I actually met Michael Laird on a park bench outside the store I where I worked. He invited me to intern at the theatre for the summer, and I was instantly in love with the people, the creative process, the productions, and, most importantly, the community that embraced and supported his vision.” 2001: Michael Laird dies of cancer at the age of 51, leaving Jim Moffatt in charge. Michael Carleton, an Ohio-born actor who had previously directed several successful shows at Cape May Stage during Laird’s tenure, is selected as the next Artistic Director. “Before, no one but Laird was allowed to look at the books,” Moffatt says. “The biggest difference is that Cape May Stage becomes more of an ongoing business during Carleton’s reign.” The hiring of retired business executive Joe Pannullo as Managing Director contributes substantially to this. 2004: Cape May Stage’s board and staff agree on the importance of having a theatre building to own, so they scour the town looking for the best spot and, eventually, decide on the Welcome Center. “We went to Mayor Jerry Inderwies and City Manager Lou Corea seeking a long-term, free lease,” Moffatt says. “We would raise the money to restore the building.” The city agrees, and Project Encore, a $1.4 million capital campaign chaired by Moffatt, is born. “It sounds corny, but the whole journey was astonishing,” he says. “I really enjoyed it, even asking people for money. I felt like we were giving the community a chance to really make a difference in this town.” 2004-2008: The Welcome Center is restored over five years and in five phases of construction, mostly during off-season periods so that shows can still go on. “When we started, the cupola was tilted, the beams were rotting away, the roof was leaking, and it had pigeon shit throughout the rafters,” Moffatt says. “We turned it into a modern theater inside and a restored historical building on the outside.” Local businessman and historic preservationist Dave Clemans oversees building construction and landscape design, and both he and Tom Carroll, another well-known local preservationist and businessman, serve as advisors on all questions of historical preservation. “The building is incredible,” Clemans tells Exit Zero after its completion. “There’s no other like it in Cape May.” Thanks to a generous donation from the Shackleton and Martel families, it is named after Robexit zero

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ert Shackleton, a veteran of Broadway and World War II, who passed away in 1956. 2009: Roy Steinberg, a graduate of Yale Drama School and former director/producer of the soap operas Guiding Light and One Life to Live, takes over as Cape May Stage’s Producing Artistic Director. “I wasn’t interested in doing what most people think of as shore theater,” Steinberg says. “What I’m really interested in is disturbing people.” From this point on, most casts include Broadway credits. (Think Tonyaward winners Rupert Holmes and Karen Ziemba, and stage and screen veteran Lynn Cohen.) 2009: Steinberg launches the Second Stage series, featuring oneoff performances on Monday nights by magicians, musicians, poets, puppets, dancers, and “everything under the sun.” In a recent season, Anthony Rapp, who performed in the original production of Rent on Broadway and in the film version of that play, brought Anthony Rapp, Live! to the Second Stage series. 2009: Steinberg asks for the rights to Dottie’s Home — which tells the bizarre story of an elderly, slightly nutty Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz — from Lewis Black, playwright and a regular on The Daily Show. “Just buy me a drink,” Black says. Lynn Cohen of Sex and the City and The Hunger Games fame, does a reading of the play, and a week later, a couple stops Steinberg in the street. “We can’t figure it out,” they say. “During that one scene... was the actress having sex with the scarecrow?” “That made me think,” Steinberg says, “if something as bizarre as that can capture the imagination of people, why not take a real risk and do something that’s important and profound.” The following year, Cohen performs in one of the most controversial plays in the theatre’s history, Happy Days. Many regular audience members were ill prepared for the Samuel Beckett “metaphor extended beyond its capacity” and leave at the intermission. Nevertheless, The Dodge Foundation gives Cape May Stage a $30,000 grant, citing works like this. 2010: Immediately following Happy Days, the Tony award-winning show Top Dog/Underdog plays at Cape May Stage. “The board almost fractured because of this play,” Steinberg says. “It was very controversial. There were people who weren’t sure we should do it; they thought we’d lose subscribers and sponsors. They couldn’t see the poetry in it, only the vulgarity. But, and this is why I have such great respect for the board, they came together and decided we must do this.” The show proved to be a big success. 2011: Cape May Stage hires a fight director/actor to stage a scene for the show I Hate Hamlet. “Just for safety reasons,” Steinberg says, “before the show, he and another actor ran through the scene. For some freak reason, the actor was supposed to go for the fight director’s waist with his sword, but instead he aimed above. The sword pierced the man’s soft palette. It was a sold-out Saturday night, and blood was gushing everywhere.” The show was canceled, and the injured man was taken by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where Steinberg says he grew hysterical. “All I could think was, ‘If this man can’t speak, there goes his career!’” In the waiting room, where Steinberg overheard people talking about the “sword-swallower” they’d spotted in the hall, he called “everyone I knew” in order to find a replacement actor. He was successful, and that Saturday night was the only canceled performance of the run. The injured fight director made a full recovery. And the show was a huge hit.

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Heather Matarazzo, who starred opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries, appeared in 2010’s Class. Aleksey Moryakov

David Birney and Kate McCauley Hathaway were part of a stellar cast in 2010’s I Hate Hamlet. Aleksey Moryakov

2012: The Robert Shackleton Playhouse gets another makeover — the installation of a high-tech technical booth and a new mezzanine that increases seating by 26, bringing capacity to 136… an important improvement considering that for one show featuring Michael Tucker, Cape May Stage boasted a waiting list of 100. Dave Clemans is once again a major player, supervising all subcontractors, donating his time for free, and earning the title of “church’s angel.” “I’m not certain why anyone would call me an angel,” he says. “A devil, perhaps.” In addition to the mezzanine, Clemans has craftsmen design and build an information booth outside the theatre, pro-bono. 2012: With one week to go before opening night of Time Stands Still, actor Osborn Focht breaks a shoulder bodysurfing on Reading Avenue Beach, can’t perform, and is devastated. “This meant so much to me,” he says. “I loved this show.” Steinberg scrambles to find a replacement, but all of the actors he calls are busy working on film and television projects, or getting married. Fortunately, Penny Bergman, director of The 39 Steps, which recently wrapped up at Cape May Stage, recommends Emmy nominee Jon Lindstrom, an As The World Turns regular who played the “jerk volleyball player” on Baywatch. “This is a huge

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Freud’s Last Session September 18 - October 19 Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and writer C.S. Lewis meet in 1939 as Britain goes to war against the Nazis. Their evening of electrifying conversation about god, love, sex and the meaning of life will spark controversy long after the show is over. A Walk in the Woods October 23 - November 16 Lee Blessing’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama, filled with unexpected humor and extraordinary humanity, is an absorbing, revealing and brilliant debate on the eternal hope and relentless futility of high-stakes politics. Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol November 29 - December 29 We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge... but whatever happened to his former business partner Jacob Marley? This irreverent, funny, and, ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic with warmth and infectious zest.

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mountain to climb,” he says of his abbreviated rehearsal schedule. The show goes on. 2012: Steinberg rejects the suggestion from a theatre-goer that every F-word in a script be replaced by “Oh, fudge bucket.” 2012: Cape May Stage begins hosting “Coffee and Conversation” talk-backs, so that people can engage with cast members before a performance. “I think it’s important for an audience to have pride of ownership,” Steinberg says. 2012: Crossword fanatic and zombie lover Jon Wojciechowski, who has won 55 national awards for marketing and development, is hired as Executive Managing Director. “It’s an honor to come here at this time,” he tells Exit Zero. He begins plans for incorporating more social media, integrating with local artists, and launching initiatives to make the stage more accessible for younger audiences. Meanwhile, Cape May Stage plans a seventh show, David Sedaris’ SantaLand Diaries, to run in December of 2013. 2013: Wojciechowski launches an intern program that brings nine college graduates, out of 75 applicants, to Cape May Stage, each

Larry Daggett in the one-man show, This Wonderful Life, in 2011. Aleksey Moryakov

of them with a theatre-related specialty. “People look at interns as providing inexpensive labor,” he says. “And I really reject that. I won’t allow them to be used this way, because I think they can provide so much more. They bring a fresh set of eyes not yet corrupted by the realities of life. If Michael Laird’s ghost is haunting our theatre somewhere, I think he’d be really proud to see we could now be launching the career of the next … who knows… playwright? Actor? Designer? Maybe one of them will be hiring me some day.” In June of 2013, they perform the intern show, Almost Love, for which they are completely responsible for sets, costumes, and acting. “It’s a literary medium, a communicatory medium, an intellectually stimulating experience and an inexorable social event,” says Directing Resident Ben Ferber. “You can’t ever take it away.” 2013: Cape May Stage celebrates its 25th anniversary season, and continues working toward its goal of becoming even more a destination theater than it already is. “I would love to see a sign on the Garden State Parkway,” Steinberg says, “that reads: Cape May Stage, Exit 0.”

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You just came out of nowhere and started sending these stunning photographs to us. Who are you and where are you from?! I was fortunate enough to grow up in Cape May County and now I live in Cape May. I graduated from Ocean City High School, and as of right now I have decided not to go to college. I am trying to figure out my place in the photography world and hopefully turn it into a career. Overall I am just a simple guy who enjoys fishing on summer nights and spending time with friends and family. How much time goes into these photographs? When do you start planning them? A lot of my photographs are time consuming because there are quite a few variables that go into the perfect shot, such as the perfect spot, and ,,knowing where certain stars and constellations are in the night sky. It also takes several trips to make sure there isn’t too much light pollution in a certain spot that would ruin my shot. There are also some shots which are completely spur of the moment, where I just grab my camera and go out and shoot. Have you ever spent a long time setting up a shoot and then suddenly the conditions change and you’ve wasted a lot of time? More times than I can count have I set up for a shoot and it just didn’t pan out. With this type of photography I am always relying on nature to cooperate with me. But that doesn’t always happen — there will be nights where I am all set up and ready to shoot and then look to the horizon only to see a bunch of clouds moving in. Or another example would be during the summer, where the humid night creates a haze in the sky, so the stars are not as easily captured. How much technical knowledge is needed and where did you learn that? I would say that there is quite a bit of knowledge needed to create night scenes like this. For example you need to know the basics of DSLR [digital single-lens reflex]. Other knowledge needed is where certain stars and constellations are in the night sky. This, of course, helps with getting the brightest stars and also the Milky Way in your shot. You also need to know about light pollution. Because even in Cape May where we are pretty far from any major city lights there is still a lot of light pollution to factor in. The general rule-ofthumb is the farther you get away from city lights, the easier it is to take these photographs. I have learned most of this from trial and error but I learned a lot about the stars and constellations as a kid when my sister Lauren and I would sit out and stargaze for hours. There is just something about the way the night sky lights up at night that keeps you wanting to learn more and more. Do you have a science background or is looking at the stars just something you love to do? Astronomy is a hobby that I learned more about as I spent more and more nights under the stars. Any ambitions to shoot professionally? If so, what kind of photography would you like to shoot? I am trying a little bit of everything to see exactly what fits me best and what kind of pho-

Right: Chris shot the Milky Way this summer from the beach at Ocean Street. That’s him holding the flashlight: “What I did was put the camera on a tripod and put the self-timer on for 30 seconds to give me enough time to get up on the lifeguard stand.”

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Chris shot this epic photograph of lightning over the US Coastguard base on July 21 from the Canyon Club marina.

tography that I will be the happiest in. Over the summer I have been dabbing my feet in wedding photography as well as a little commercial photography. I was fortunate enough to have a few local photographers take me under their wing and show me the many aspects of photography. My goal is to find out what category in photography that I

would like to turn into a career. How about working for National Geographic? I would take that opportunity in an instant! Traveling around and being able to take pictures of the beautiful landscapes that this world has to offer would be the most amazing job in the world for me. I would love to travel to Alaska to shoot the exit zero

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awesome night skies and also get a chance to capture the pure magic of the Northern Lights. Right now your obsession seems to be with Cape May at night? What brought that on? In my opinion Cape May is the most beautiful small town you could ever visit and I am lucky to call it my home. There


is nothing more fascinating than walking around a quite little town at night with all of its amazing historical sites. Add a camera to that and you can’t go wrong! What do you think you will turn your eye to next? Any specific thoughts? I believe my next step I will be taking in photography is to be widening my photography range so that I can hopefully one day soon call it my career. I would love to shoot more weddings

and family portraits. What inspired you to start shooting? When I am out there under the stars everything else just disappears, no past, no future, no worries, no problems, just the moment and that is exactly what I am looking to capture and share in my photographs. Are there more subjects you plan to shoot in Cape May? My ideas for Cape May are never ending and I am hoping to bring exit zero

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you all along for the ride and continue to share my images with you all so you can get a little taste of why I continue to favor Cape May and all of its unique qualities every day. Are there any photographs or photographers that particularly inspire you? Every photographer in this area inspires me in a different way because everyone see’s and captures things differently. When we post your photographs on FB,


we get hundreds of responses. One person wondered if you were Photoshopping your images. Explain what changes you make to a photo, if any. To be honest I really pride myself on each photo being 100% authentic. Each photo requires the basic color and exposure corrections, but I am not much for photo manipulation. There is no greater feeling than sharing this truly magnificent scenery and knowing that anyone can go out and see it for themselves! The photograph of the lightning storm in Cape May (see previous page) is easily the most popular photo we have ever posted. More than 30,000 saw it, and more than 1,100 liked it. How did that make you feel? And did any thing come out of it? Any new contacts you made or anything that might help your fledgling photography career? Seeing a response like that to one of my images is one of the best feelings in the world. With all of the continued support and appreciation for my photography it really what gives me the inspiration to keep

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Top: The trails off Sunset Boulevard. “The Milky Way is faint due to the moon being out but the stars are plentiful,” says Chris. Right: The beach at Cape May Point, off Alexander Avenue. Above: The man behind the camera.


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October 13 at 7:30pm. Written by Sidney Howard, this 1932 Broadway hit is about the value of “art.” After his death, Christopher Bean is heralded as a great artist, and the art world now wants his work. But did a New England family destroy his paintings, misplace them, or hide them? “It’s a play that has remained fresh and funny, proving once again that a strong script is rarely tarnished by time,” wrote Ken Jaworowski in The New York Times. The play takes place in the home of Dr and Mrs Haggett, played by Bradley Mott and Alison J. Murphy. Before moving to the east coast several years ago, Mott performed in the Chicago area with Steppenwolf, under Frank Galati’s direction, and the Goodman Theatre. Recently, he’s worked for these New Jersey theaters: Centenary Stage in A Laughing Matter; Two Rivers Theatre in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Shadow Lawn Stage in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He’s in the Coen Brothers’ latest film coming out in December, Inside Llewyn Davis. Murphy

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make a living as an artist, is Seth James. He recently performed in To Kill a Mockingbird at Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY, and Luft Gangster, directed by Austin Pendleton, in New York City. Other city credits include The Rover and You Never Can Tell. Three men from the New York art scene who visit the Haggetts seeking the artwork of Christopher Bean, are portrayed by Craig Fols, Mark Edward Lang and Rob LeMaire. Fols performed with Colleen Dewhurst, was featured in a Dr. Pepper commercial that premiered on the Super Bowl, and his New York theater credits include the world premiere of Nasty Little Secrets and The Musical of Musicals. Lang has appeared in several ELTC productions including The Poe Mysteries and The Butter and Egg Man. Off-Broadway credits include Welcome Home Marian Anderson, which went on to tour extensively, including an engagement at the Clinton Presidential Center in Arkansas. He has also appeared in several ELTC productions, including To the Ladies and

After his death, Christopher Bean is heralded as a great artist, and the art world now wants his work. But did a New England family destroy his paintings, misplace them, or hide them? The Ransom of Red Chief. He can be seen in Vistas of Democracy, a video in NJTV’s Educational NJ Legacy Series and the History Channel’s Civil War Terror. Playing the role of Abby, the maid, is Maria Silverman, who played the Countess in last season’s ELTC production of It Pays to Advertise. Recently she was in Ants at New Jersey Repertory Company, and A View from the Bridge on Broadway is one of her many credits. Playwright Sidney Howard (18911939) flew planes referred to as “flaming coffins” during World War I. In 1924, he won the Pulitzer Prize for They Knew

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What They Wanted, which Frank Loesser turned into the musical The Most Happy Fella in 1957. When movies started talking in 1927, Hollywood sought Broadway playwrights, and Howard went west, becoming known for his adaptations. In 1936, he tackled Gone with the Wind. When producer David O. Selznick wanted revisions, Howard refused, so others, including F. Scott Fitzgerald were summoned. The final script was still mostly Howard’s, resulting in him receiving the Oscar for Best Screen Adaptation. He was awarded posthumously — on August 23, 1939, he was crushed by a tractor. Tickets for The Late Christopher Bean are $30 general admission; $25 senior (age 62 and over); $15 full-time students; and ages 12 and under are free. ELTC’s final 2013 Tales of the Victorians, where actors read classic American stories on porches of B&Bs and in tea rooms, at 4:00pm, will be on Saturday, October 12, at The Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Avenue. Tickets are $10, and ages 12 and under are free.


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the COOL CAPE MAY to-do list } biking

The best way to see Cape May WHY: Because driving in Cape May just isn’t as much fun as getting on two wheels. Biking is a pleasure AND a workout. Randomly explore the island or maybe go on a Cape May wine trail. WHERE: There are four on the island: Bike Shop at Congress Hall (609884-8421), Cape Island Bike Rentals (609-8987368) and Village Bicycle Shop (609-884-8500). WHEN: That’s up to you! } tennis

} yoga

} PHYSICK ESTATE

} antiquing

Try courting on your vacation

Strike a pose on the sand

Tour the ultimate open house

Explore a city full of treasures

WHY: Because the feeling, and sound, of connecting racket with ball on an aesthetically pleasing tennis court is a satisfying experience. WHERE: The lovely William J. Moore Tennis Center, at 1020 Washington Street, has 16 courts. Call 609-8848986. WHEN: Courts open at 7am. Best to call in the morning to book your game. Private lessons cost $60 per hour.

WHY: Downward dog is more fun on the beach. WHERE: Join 18-year yogini Karen Manette Bosna on the beach behind Cape May Convention Hall. WHEN: On Saturdays at 8am and on Sundays at 7:30am until the end of October. And it’s only $5. Call Karen on 609827-8886 or the city’s Recreation Department on 609-884-9565 for more information.

WHY: Because the Emlen Physick Estate is a 19th century masterpiece by famed architect Frank Furness. And it’s the only Victorian house museum in Cape May. WHERE: At 1048 Washington Street, next to the tennis courts. WHEN: Call 609-8845404 for the complete schedule... there are a lot of options, including a spooky midnight experience!

WHY: Antiquing on an island full of historic buildings is so right. WHERE: West End Garage on Perry; Antiques Emporium on West Perry; Cape May Antique Center at the harbor; Out of the Past on West Myrtle; plus several scattered on Broadway, in West Cape May. WHEN: All of the local antique stores should be open Friday to Sunday at least.

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the COOL CAPE MAY to-do list a workout from climbing the 199 steps. WHERE: In beautiful Cape May Point State Park. Take Lighthouse Avenue off Sunset Boulevard. WHEN: Open seven days for most of October — hours vary after that. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or visit capemaymac.org.

} vintage village

Watch history come to life WHY: Because Historic Cold Spring Village is a wonderful way for the whole family to see how folks lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. WHERE: On 22 beautiful, wooded acres at 720 Route 9, three miles from downtown Cape May. Call 609-898-2300, or visit hcsv.org. WHEN: There are themed weekends all through the season, from antiquing to Civil War weekends, but of course you missed them now! Their last event of this year is the

Pumpkin Festival on October 19 (see photo above). Enjoy fall family fun with craft and food vendors, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, a haunted barn and games. And, really, strolling the grounds of this beautiful place is a great way to spend part of a day. Free admission.

} lighthouse

Take the stairs for an epic view WHY: Because skipping this landmark would be like going to New York and cold-shouldering the Empire State Building. It’s beautifully maintained, and the views are stunning. Plus you’ll get

} ferry

Visit Delaware just for the day WHY: Although we don’t encourage you to make a habit of leaving Cape May, taking a trip across the Delaware Bay can be a pretty magical experience, especially if you’re watching a pod of dolpins while sipping a glass of wine on a sundappled evening. WHERE: The Cape MayLewes Ferry terminal is at the end of Ferry Road in North Cape May. WHEN: The ferry runs six times a day during most of October. Visit capemaylewesferry.com to check schedules.

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An All Suite Historic B&B

Victorian Lace Inn Located in the historic district, convenient to shopping & dining. Four Doors From the Beach. Enjoy ocean views and breezes from our porch. Breakfast served daily. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 & 2013 901 stockton avenue, cape may • (609) 884-1772 • victorianlaceinn.com


the COOL CAPE MAY to-do list } carriage ride

} county zoo

Travel the streets in grand style

Imagine you’re on the savanna

WHY: It’s such an obviously tourist-type thing to do, but so what? It’s also the best way to see the historic district. And that clip-clopping sound is so good for the soul. WHERE: Pick up your horse from Cape May Carriage Company at Washington Commons, across from the mall. WHEN: Hours vary in October, but, weather permitting, they should be open Friday-Sunday. Also look out for haunted carriage rides in October! Call 609-231-6613.

WHY: Because — ready for this? — Cape May County Park and Zoo was voted the third best zoo in America by TripAdvisor last year. It has more than 200 species on 80 beautiful acres, including an African savanna.

} lookout tower

Experience the wartime cape WHY: For decades, the former World War II lookout tower (used for surveillance on German submarines) was nothing more than an iconic sentinel on the island. In 2008, the Mid-Atlantic

Center for the Arts and Humanities developed a museum there. WHERE: Just before the end of Sunset Boulevard. WHEN: Open daily through mid-October, when hours switch to weekends. Call 609-884-5404 or visit capemaymac.org for more information.

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WHERE: Exit 11 on the Garden State Parkway. WHEN: Open every day, 10am-4:45pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome (and needed!) } eco tour

Get up close with the sea life WHY: Because with the Original Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari, you can explore the area’s normally inaccessible wildlife and plant life. WHERE: On placid inlet waters, where there’s slim chance of a sea-sick safari goer. WHEN: Open through October, but hours vary. Call 609-884-3100.


a cape may moment

Dan, Emily and Lindsay of Casale’s Shoes during the Washington Mall Sidewalk Sale earlier in September. Aleksey Moryakov

Historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Gardens

circle of light

~ 1874 ~

National and State Register of Historic Places • Museum • Gift Shop • Award Winning Gardens • Open Year Round Please call (609) 522-4520 for days and hours

H ol i st i c & M assage

We bring massage to you! Offering Therapeutic Massage, Reiki & Sound Healing Located at 1st and Central Avenues, North Wildwood www.herefordlighthouse.org

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} birding

Enjoy the best rides of your life

See something really amazing

WHY: Because the Cape May Experience isn’t complete without a visit to the iconic Wildwood boardwalk and, particularly, to Morey’s Piers. During the season, there are more than 100 rides and attractions at their three piers and two world-class waterparks. Mariner’s Landing is the only pier open in October — highlights are Ghost Ship, Giant Wheel and Sea Serpent. WHERE: Exit 4A on the Garden State Parkway or, better still, drive via idyllic Ocean Drive.

WHY: Cape May is the capital of the known birding universe. WHERE: A great birding bonus? Taking in the island’s most beautiful spots... by trail or boat! WHEN: See the Cape May Bird Observatory’s schedule of tours at njaudubon.org. Or call 609-846-3807 for the Young Birders Club.

} aviation museum

Discover a hangar of war planes WHY: Because at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum you will see a collection of aircraft dating back to the Second World War.

The collection includes an F-14 Tomcat and an AH-1 Cobra helicopter, used in Vietnam. WHERE: In a hangar at Cape May County Airport, on Forrestal Road. Call 609-886-8787, visit usnasw.org. WHEN: Open daily from 9am to 5pm.

} ALPACA FARM

Hang with cute, cuddly animals WHY: Because the animals at Bay Springs Farm are so cute and

Superb technical ability and gentle treatment combine for an experience your mouth will enjoy!

Louis J. Feldman, Dds 741 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-4260 drlouisfeldman.com

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curious. Your kids will love them. Plus, you can treat yourself to some world-class woven goodies in the alpaca shop. WHERE: A couple miles west of downtown on beautiful, rustic New England Road. Call 609-884-0563, visit bayspringsfarmalpacas. com. WHEN: Only open Friday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.


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the COOL CAPE MAY to-do list } dolphin watching

} 18-hole golf

Cruise with the coolest creatures

Play a course you won’t forget

WHY: Because it never gets old seeing these beautiful creatures. And if you’re lucky, you might catch a sight of a humpback whale. WHERE: Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center, at Utsch’s Marina, 1121 Route 109. Call 609898-0055 or buy tickets at capemaywhalewatch.com. WHEN: Hours vary in September and October. For more information, call 888-531-0055 or visit capemaywhalewatch. com.

WHY: Because Cape May National Golf Club is a 50-acre sanctuary where you will hear birds singing, waterfowl landing in the lakes, bass leaping, ospreys circling overhead then diving to capture a fish for breakfast. And the course is pretty great, too! It’s been acclaimed by magazines across the country. WHERE: Two miles north of Cape May, on Route 9 at Florence Avenue. Call 609-884-1563 or visit cmngc.com. WHEN: Course is open daily.

} sunset beach

Taste a slice of Americana WHY: Because it has become a Cape May summer tradition to

visit and listen to “God Bless America” by Katie Smith over the PA system while a veteran’s flag is lowered. But you can, and should, visit in the off-season, too. There is

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fun shopping, mini golf and a snack bar. WHERE: Aim for the flashing red light at the end of Sunset Boulevard. WHEN: They remain open seven days a week.

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OCTOBER 12, 2013

Eat or bE EatEn in this challEnging 5K RACE for suppEr or survival. run for dEar lifE as zombiEs hunt you likE thE mEaty prEy you arE or gEt infEctEd and chasE down your dinnEr in thE zombiE mud run. thE obstaclEs includE hugE sand mounds, slidEs, and “quicksand” pits. thE coursE will havE a combination of both natural and manmadE obstaclEs that go running through thE ocEan and undEr thE boardwalk to thE dEEp, dark, rEcEssEs of thE unknown. visit MoreysPiers.com/zombierun for dEtails and rEgistration.

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Accent on Beauty

Cranberry Crush Facial: $75

The definitive trolley guide

Perfect to rehydrate, exfoliate and replenish! Save $35

For even MORE information, get in touch with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, the local cultural behemoth which runs these tours, along with many, many other fun activities. Visit them online at capemaymac.org.

Pumpkin Spice Pedicure with Paraffin hand dip: $45 Ideal fall treat for your tootsies! Save $10

Behind the Walls Under the Crawls Where It Goes: Throughout Cape May. How Long It Lasts: 60 minutes. When It Runs: Tuesdays, Thursdays at 12:45pm thru October 10. What It Is: See Cape May from a builder’s perspective. Discover who had toilets and who didn’t! Learn how things really worked. Who It’s For: You like to tinker with things. Children’s Trolley Ride Where It Goes: Through the streets of Cape May. How Long It Lasts: 30 minutes. When It Runs: Sundays thru Thursdays at 4pm. What It Is: Funny, informational, smart-alecky, like your kids. Who It’s For: Ages 3-7, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians accompanied by kids aged 3-7. Ghosts of the Lighthouse Where It Goes: Begins and ends at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, via West Cape May and the lighthouse. How Long It Runs: One hour. When It Runs: Friday, October 11 at 8pm; Saturdays, October 12, 19 and 26 at 8pm, and Sunday, October 13 at 8pm. What It Is: Spooky stories on the way to the lighthouse, accounts of ghosts at the tower, and a chance to climb to the top. Who It’s For: Those who know what an “orb” is — or would like to. Gaslight Where It Goes: Through Cape May’s historic district. How Long It Lasts: About 30 minutes. When It Runs: Friday, October 11 and Sunday, October 13 at 8:45pm, Saturdays, October 12 and November 2-16 at 8:30pm. What It Is: Ladies in long dresses and their gallant suitors, tea parties and dances; sweat and stink and tuberculosis and ladies of ill-repute; this was Victorian Cape May. Who It’s For: Anyone curious how Victorians survived in all that clothing during the summer. Ghosts of Cape May Where It Goes: Through the streets of Cape May.

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} the definitive cape may trolley guide

Enjoy architectural gems such as the Stockton Row houses on Gurney Street as part of the co o Gaslight l c a p eTrolley m a yTour.

How Long It Lasts: About 30 minutes. When It Runs: Daily in evenings thru October 14, then October 18-20, 25-27, 31 and Fridays, November 1-15. Tour times vary. What It Is: What was that?! That was the undead of Cape May come back to settle their scores. Just be grateful that you’re in a trolley with an experienced guide to tell you about the many hauntings discovered by the Ghost Writer, Craig McManus. Who It’s For: People who relish a good ghost story. Historic District Where It Goes: Through Cape May’s historic district. How Long It Lasts: About 45 minutes. When It Runs: Daily; hours vary. What It Is: It’s beautiful. It’s charming. Cape May — one of the few places you can wander through and feel that it’s more than 100 years ago. Tour guides will explain how and why it survived. Who It’s For: Anyone who finds Cape May charming. Mansions by the Sea Where It Goes: Along Beach Avenue, through the early 20th century East Cape May development areas How Long It Lasts: About 40 minutes. When It Runs: Daily (except Sundays) thru October 5; Friday thru Sunday, October 11-13, and Saturdays, October 19 and 26 and November 2 at various times. What It Is: See how the rich lived in the early 20th century. When $1 million really meant something — before income tax. Who It’s For: Anyone who’s curious how the one percent lives. Tales of Terror Where It Goes: Along the streets of Cape May. How Long It Lasts: 30 minutes. When It Runs: Fridays, October 11-25, Saturdays, October 12-26, Sundays, October 13 and 20, and Thursday, October 31. What It Is: Scary stories on streets lit by flickering gaslight. Who It’s For: People who are a bit… twisted. Welcome to Cape May Where It Goes: Throughout Cape May. How Long It Lasts: About 45 minutes. When It Runs: Daily through October 14 and Saturdays, October 19, 26 and November 2, at various times.. What It Is: Best introduction to Cape May for first-timers. Find the hidden gems and the little-known treasures. Who It’s For: First-timers to Cape May. Old-timers who watch too much TV.

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TICKETS 609

770-8311

Robert Shackleton Playhouse 405 Lafayette Street Cape May, New Jersey CapeMay Stage.org Tickets also available at

Freud’s Last Session by Mark St.Germain directed by Roy Steinberg DRAMA

“Things are only simple when you choose not to examine them.” The budding author, C.S. Lewis, is invited to the London dwelling of Sigmund Freud on the eve of England’s entrance into World War II for what becomes an engaging, frank, and powerful debate between the two men, encompassing the greatest questions of all time — God, love, sex, and the meaning of life.

Sept18 – Oct 19, 2013

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Evan, Nevyn, Sean, Amanda, Gerald, Jessica, Patti on Labor Day. Aleksey Moryakov

Flow into the Fall Yoga Sessions! Weekends until the end of October. Enjoy our gorgeous Indian Summer weather!

Only $5 per “Yoga On the Beach” class

2013 Yoga on the Beach

behind Cape May Convention Hall. Saturday, 8:00 am & Sunday, 7:30 am Plenty of free parking!

Blow Dry • Cuts SETS • UPDOS Color Foils • Low Lites Perms • Manicures Pedicures

Visit yogacapemay.com for a complete schedule. For more info, contact Karen Manette Bosna at 609.827.8886 or visit yogacapemay.com or call Cape May City Rec. Dept. at 609.884.9565 Rain or Shine - there is Shelter from the Storm with Ocean Views

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The Dugans, Crews and Gehlhauses on Labor Day. Aleksey Moryakov

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Benefits K-9 Protective Vests for CMC Sheriff’s Dept. & area dog training programs

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Featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, Polar Express, Spongebob, Christmas village & More!

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Contact Us For All of Your Sale and Rental Real Estate Needs!

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One call does it all! Sol Needles Real Estate 512 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204 609-884-8428 1-800-441-8428 www.cbcapemay.com Lynn Gleeson / William Bezaire, owners

Property Management & Concierge Services

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TOP NOTCH A TREE CARE B ISA-Certified Arborist Matthew Notch Fully Licensed & Insured Free Estimates | Reasonable Rates

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Robert Panaccio, VMD Robert Moffatt, VMD Nancy Reilly, VMD 694 Petticoat Creek Lane, Cape May • 884-1729 • www.capemayvet.com

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The Real Estate Market is Alive and Well! Thinking of Signing, Just Call Ryan!

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C astline Realty Search Sale & Rental properties online at www.CoastlineRealty.com

312 Yale Avenue, Cape May Point. Duplex just 1.5 blocks to the beach. Each side has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large wrap around porch, rental history. Just minutes to Cape May’s restaurants. $775,000

932 Shunpike Road, Cold Spring. Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath Colonial on just over an acre with a large back deck, front covered porch, basement, dining room, and garage. Close to vineyard! $409,000

220 Broadway, West Cape May. Delightful well kept 4 bedroom, 2bath cottage with off street parking. Easy walking distance to beaches, restaurants and shopping. Featuring central a/c and natural gas heating. $449,000

106 Whilldin Avenue, Cape May Point. Beach block, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with views of the ocean and the lighthouse. Screened in porch, large deck, sunny interior, open loft and plenty of windows. $975,000

Call us at 609.884.5005 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May N.J. 08204

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Grant Street Beach Bums on Labor Day. Aleksey Moryakov

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GREAT HOME IN DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD 316 Jefferson Street, Cape May 4 BR, 3 BA, cac, full basement, h/w floors. $875,000

“JOSEPH LEACH HOUSE” UNIT 101 1011 Lafayette St., Cape May 2 BR, 2 BA , first floor unit, h/w floors. $279,000

CLASSIC VICTORIAN 818 Washington St., Cape May 6 BR, 3 full BA, and 2 half BA, screened porch. $865,000

TOTALLY RENOVATED 603 Fourth Ave., West Cape May 3 BR, 2.5 BA, cac, 2nd floor screened porch, o/s shower. $495,000

LAMPLIGHTER CONDO, A-2 1001 Washington Street Cape May 1 BR, 1 BA, cac, parking, renovated kitchen. $269,900

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Buy a Brick Program

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936 Lafayette Street, Unit 6 Cape May Spacious Designer Townhome 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths

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821 Washington Street Cape May “The Wedding Cake Cottage” 5 bedrooms, 2 baths

1022 Lafayette Street Cape May The Actors House 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

300 Stites Avenue Cape May Point Garden by the Sea-Block to Beach 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

800 Washington Street Cape May Craftsmans Style Designer Home 4 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths

4068 Bayshore Road, South of the Canal Birders’ Paradise 2 bedrooms, 2 baths

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Help The Cape May Fire Department raise money AND own a piece of Cape May history! Personalize your own paver! These pavers are available in 9x9 and 8x4 inches and will make up a new walkway and flagpole courtyard. Memorial bricks.... • Honor a loved one • Support an honorable cause • Keep a memory alive • Serve as great gifts • Commemorate significant dates • Preserve our history

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Consider a memorial brick today! Purchases are tax deductible. To learn more or get an order form for your bricks, please call the Cape May Fire Department at (609) 884-9512.

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The Concrete Ship, just off Sunset Beach, at... sunset. Photograph by Tom Myers / Bundle of Paws Photography

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