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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, February 21, 2013 ¯ Vol. 11, No. 3 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Third Annual Chili And Chowder Challenge

The competition was stiff between the 17 amateur and professional chefs at this year's Chili and Chowder Cook-Off at Congress Hall. Pictured are The Ebbitt Room team — Brandon Nash, Tara Rothberg and Anthony Micari. More photographs inside. Aleksey Moryakov

Kids’ Dance At Cape May Dance Company

A Day of Skating At Convention Hall

Celebrating AfricanAmerican Heritage

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Pages 32-40

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Lower Township Football Banquet

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The Almanac

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Goings-On Around Town

THURSDAY February 21 Sunny/windy

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FRIDAY February 22 Cloudy

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SATURDAY February 23 Rain showers

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High Temperature: 46 Low Temperature: 37 Chance of rain: 40% Sunrise: 6:40am Sunset: 5:46pm High Tides: 6:38am, 7:00pm Low Tides: 12:11am, 12:55pm

SUNDAY February 24 Mostly sunny

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MONDAY February 25 Mostly sunny

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High Temperature: 45 Low Temperature: 40 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:37am Sunset: 5:49pm High Tides: 8:00am, 2:09pm Low Tides: 1:38am, 8:39pm

A guide from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities will relate for you the paranormal findings of Ghost Writer Craig McManus during a Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour. 2/21: Art At The Library The Center for Community Arts presents this art education program for children ages 6-9 at the Cape May Library from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. The class will read a book, discuss the illustrations and create art inspired by the story. This year’s theme? Animals in art! For more info, contact 609-884-7525. 2/22: Teen Dance This monthly event at Convention Hall provides a safe, fun environment for seventh through twelfth graders. Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the hall beginning at 6:30pm on the night of. Dance lasts from 7-9:30pm. Tony Genaro is DJ-ing, which we think is reason enough to go! Visit capemayrecreation. org. 2/22: Family Movie Night The Environmental Commission of West Cape May will present this free event from 6-8:30pm at the West Cape May Borough Hall in West Cape May. There will be pizza and a showing of Big Miracle, a rescue adventure film based on a true story. To introduce the movie, West Cape May naturalist Louise Zemaitis will present a short program called “A Whale of a Good Time” at 6pm. Call 609-884-1005. 2/22: Roller Skating Roll with the flow at Convention Hall. 12-5pm. Call 609-884-9526. 2/23: Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour Enjoy a 30-minute ride through the streets of Cape May, with a guide who will relate the paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus along the way. Call 609-884-5404 or 800275-4278. 2/23: Healing Hands For Sandy Hook Benefit A fundraiser will take place at Cabanas from 3-7pm, and all proceeds will go toward therapy for the families directly affected by the Newton, Connecticut shooting. There will be food, live entertainment, and drink specials. For more information, visit healinghandsforsandyhook.com. 2/23: Spaghetti Dinner The Kiwanis Club hosts this event from 4:30pm to 7pm at the Kiwanis Clubhouse, 1041 Beach Avenue. Kids tickets are $6, and adults $10. Also, Kiwanis Club of Cape May is accepting new members at Full, Associate, and Military levels. For more information, call 609-884-8888. 2/23: Roller Skating Roll the day away at Convention Hall. 1-3pm, or 4-6pm. Call 609-884-9526. 2/24: Pre-Oscar Party The Cape May Film Society presents this party from 5:30-8pm at Mad Batter... free! Check out The Movie Column on page 33 for more info.

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2/23: Garden “Pawtea” Bring your pup over to the Highland House (131 Broadway, West Cape May) from 1-3pm for a pet-friendly get-together, hosted by owner David Ripoli. Bring a small donation, and your money will benefit Animal Outreach of Cape May County. 2/23: Youth Arts Program From 5 to 8pm, children ages 10-14 will create art AND enjoy dinner, courtesy of the Center for Community Arts. The theme is “up-cycled Mixed Media Art”... which means the kids will be creating treasures from trash. For more info, call 609-884-7525. 2/28: Art At The Library The Center for Community Arts presents this art education program for children ages 6-9 at the Cape May Library from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. The class will read a book, discuss the illustrations and create art inspired by the story. This year’s theme? Animals in art! For more info, contact 609-884-7525. 3/1: Roller Skating Roll on at Convention Hall. 12-5pm. Call 609-884-9526. 3/1: Soup-er Bowl The Center for Community Arts and WCFA/LP 101.5 FM will hold the 7th annual Soup-er Bowl Supper and Auction from 6-9pm at the West Cape May Banquet Hall in West Cape May. There will be homemade soups, a salad bar, and desserts. Wine and beer can be purchased. A live auction will showcase items from beautiful gift baskets to small furniture. A $12 contribution at the door will get you in. Call 609-884-7525. 3/1 and 3/2: Playwriting Get-Away East Lynne Theater Company and the Henry Sawyer Inn team up to bring you this special weekend, in which participants create their own plays (don’t worry, there will be workshops to guide you!). Later, ELTC actors will perform readings of them. Cost is $399 for 2 people, $299 for one. Includes accommodation, breakfast, afternoon tea and treats for two nights. Call 609-884-5898. 3/2: Garden “Pawtea” Bring your pup over to the Highland House (131 Broadway) from 1 to 3pm for a pet-friendly get-together, hosted by owner David Ripoli. Bring a small donation, and your money will benefit Animal Outreach of Cape May County. 3/2: Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour Enjoy a 30-minute ride through the streets of Cape May, with a guide who will relate the paranormal findings of ghost writer Craig McManus along the way. Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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3/2: Munchies, Melodies, and Memories Head over to the Cape May Lutheran Church (509 Pittsburgh Avenue) at 1pm for an event involving recollections of our nation’s wars since World War II. There will be a presentation of the music popular during each of the wars, followed by brief recollections of their personal experiences by area veterans. Food and beverages will be provided. Admission is free. Call 609-884-5404, extension 134 . 3/2: Roller Skating Roll away at Convention Hall. 1-3pm or 4-6pm. Call 609-884-9526. 3/2: Youth Arts Program From 5 to 8pm, children ages 10-14 will create art and enjoy dinner, courtesy of the Center for Community Arts. The theme is “up-cycled Mixed Media Art”, which means the kids will be creating treasures from trash. A pretty important lesson if you ask us. For more info, call 609-884-7525. 3/4: Book Club Meeting join “Cape May Forum Reads,” the Forum’s first interactive Book Club, for its first meeting, presented by Ronnie Cohen at 7pm at the Cape May Court House library, located at 30 West Mechanic Street. The event is part of the Forum’s 2013 annual series of events, this year focused on the theme, “Water Matters.” The first book on tap (no pun intended) is Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization by Steven Solomon. For more information, call 463-6386.


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Talk Of The Town

RAMBLINGS, GOSSIP, SHOUT-OUTS, AND OCCASIONALLY IMPORTANT ODDS AND ENDS

Congrats, PSI THE Peter Shields Inn has been named one of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the country by reservation website, OpenTable. PSI is one of only two spots in the state to make the cut. “I was very surprised,” owner Jeff Gernitis told us. “When you consider all the fabulous restaurants throughout the United States, this is quite the honor for us at PSI.” Way to go!

“Night For Nate” A Success LAST Saturday, we attended the Seventh Annual Night for Nate benefit at the Avalon Golf Club... an event which raises money for local culinary scholarships in the name of Nate Allen, a former sauté chef at Oyster Bay who died in a car accident in 2006, at the age of 22. Best of luck to the budding chefs who will benefit from the $8,000 raised. Pete Hart, in his diving gear at the Cape May harbor — see story on page 16 Aleksey Moryakov

It’s Midnight Out GEORGE Mesterhazy, the Grammy-nominated pianist who became an institution at the Merion Inn on Decatur Street, was admired around the world for his musical genius. In Cape May, he was a legend. Four days after his 59th birthday, in April of 2012, George’s sudden death — he’d experienced a heart attack after a performance in Somers Point — left the community in a state of grief and shock. We interviewed some of George’s countless friends and fans, who took comfort in the knowledge that his music will live on always. This week, we’ve been reminded of this fact. One of George’s students — former Cape May councilman David Kurkowski — has released a CD called It’s Midnight, a proj-

ect done in collaboration with George. “We first met at the First Presbyterian Church in Cape May,” David told us. “I’d been writing music and lyrics for 20 years, I showed one of my songs to George, and he thought there was great potential. We started working together on my compositions, and he suggested we record them all. I was immediately excited.” George helped develop the songs, and provided some of the piano playing and orchestration. The duo also recruited Philadelphia-based singer Paula Johns and world-renowned pianist Barry Miles to perform on the tracks, while David played his oboe. It’s a process, he says, that had a year-long gestation period. “It was such a great experience,” he told us. “George took such delight out of the creative

process, and he took each song to the next level. He was a very close friend of mine, but that’s the thing about George… everyone who knew him considered him a close friend. He was a first-class human being.” The musicians recorded live, after-hours at the Merion Inn, before moving into a studio in Smithville, where Bob Fowler served as sound engineer. Their last session as a complete group was April 2, 10 days before George’s death, making his work on It’s Midnight likely his last recording. David told us he never considered not finishing the project, which took longer than anticipated to complete, as he now had to learn how to do the orchestration work George had been contributing. “It was impor-

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Our Boys To The Rescue A SPECIAL shout-out to the crew of Cape May Coast Guard cutter Vigorous, which was called to the scene when that Carnival cruise ship got stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine room fire. They transported an ill passenger to treatment.

Our Bad! IN A recent issue, we mispelled — okay, butchered — the name of Lenanne Labrusciano who, along with husband Jim, owns and operates the Albert Stevens Inn on Myrtle Avenue. We don’t know what posessed us to call her Jenna, but we DO know how excited we are by the B&B’s recent award... it was named number 18 on a list of 25 best B&Bs in the world — and number five in the country— by TripAdvisor, as part of the 2013 Travelers’ Choice awards.


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Subscriber Of The Week

Each week, we will feature a lucky subscriber (and Exit Zero T-shirt winner!) in this spot. This week’s subscriber: Kay Carlisle of Petersburgh, Virginia. How long have you been coming to Cape May? Since 1988. Who did you come with? My husband, and some friends who we always meet there. Favorite thing about Cape May? We like the food, the beach, the shopping, and the bed and breakfast where we stay. A lot of things! Least favorite thing? The parking is atrocious, especially in August. Favorite restaurants? We like the Washington Inn and Lucky Bones. Favorite stores? Our favorite is Artisans Alcove, but we also like Treehouse Antiques, Splash, and Whale’s Tale. Favorite place to stay? We’ve only ever stayed at two places. First it was the Mainstay Inn, and now it’s the Queen Victoria. Favorite thing about Exit Zero? When we first heard of Exit Zero, we were told you were very small and wouldn’t last long. We think it’s great that you took off and became such a big part of Cape May. We enjoy Cool Cape May, and all your publications. Least favorite thing about Exit Zero? I can’t think of one! What’s your T-shirt size? XXL, please. Want to join our army of subscribers — there are hundreds of them in nearly 30 states! Call us on 609-770-8479 or buy one online at ezstore.us. It’s $50 for all 47 BW issues PLUS our six fabulous color issues, which retail for $4.95. Deal!

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Talk Of The Town ? From Page 13 tant to complete the CD,” he said. “George loved these songs.” Loved, indeed. David shared with us some of the text messages George sent him after their final recording together. “I can’t bring myself to delete them,” he said. One read: “I really loved the work we did last night. What a beautiful song!!! Great and joy-filled chemistry in the room. Thanks for trusting us with your baby.” And another sums up the encouraging, gracious attitude for which George was so loved: “Take your time and savor each composition,” he said. “I’m spending more time on that also. Even if eight bars come out pretty, I’m happy. I’m trying to do a little every day.” Each track on It’s Midnight has been inspired by an important moment in David’s life, including one written in the ’90s for his wife on their anniversary. “I had to leave for a business trip,” he said, “so I recorded myself singing and playing piano and left it on her

pillow at 5:30 in the morning. Of course, I’m a pretty bad singer, so I’m sure that cassette has been destroyed.” Another, a gospel piece, was written for a friend experiencing a personal crisis. A third was written for a friend’s second wedding, and sung by her 14-year-old daughter, leaving not a dry eye in the place. Many have never been performed at all. But perhaps the most poignant number is the album’s final song, “On the Road of Life,” the meaning behind which is that every person’s life becomes a song in its own right. The closing line — “We’re better for having heard his song” — is the group’s tribute to George. “He lived such a rich life,” David said. It’s Midnight is now available at Whale’s Tale on the Washington Street Mall. Look for it also on iTunes and cdbaby.com. “I’m really hoping these songs can bring some beauty to another person’s life or stir some thoughts or feelings,” David said. “That’s what I’m trying to do.” Let’s show him our support.

Laugh It Up

WE’RE getting psyched for the Eighth Annual PAL — or Police Athletic League — Comedy Night Social on March 15. It’s an event that used to take place at the old Convention Hall, until the building was deemed structurally unsound in 2008. Then it moved to West Cape May Banquet Hall, which was a nice venue, according to PAL President and Cape May Police Officer, Tony Genaro. “But I’m excited to be back at Convention Hall,” he said. “Before, we were limited to 200 people. Now, it would be great to get up into the 300s again. More people means even more laughter.” Not that laughter is a thing that’s ever in short supply at one of PAL’s comedy nights. Tony goes through Headline Entertainment each year to book three professional comedians, making sure they’re always different than the comedians who’ve performed in Cape May previously. “It keeps

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Talk Of The Town ? From Page 14 it fresh,” he said. We called Headline owner Johnny Lampert, himself a former PAL night comedian, who told us he expects this to be the best show yet. “I make sure every act is strong,” he said. “These are real comedians, not just open mic guys. They’re coming out of Philly, New York and Boston.” Take Joe Vega, for example. He’s been around for 35 years, and he regularly opens for Chris Rock and Mark Anthony. “A real pro,” Johnny said. Then there’s Mick Thomas, a comic from Ireland who brings a fresh perspective. “I tend to stick with what I know,” Johnny said. “But he’s one of the new guys who caught my attention.” Finally, you’ll be treated to Keith Anthony, from whom you’ll get “no generic nonsense.” Each one is going to make it difficult for the next one up, Johnny said. “I stand by this show 100 percent,” he told us.

“The reason the PAL nights are so successful, is because people know they’re going to get their money’s worth.” As for content? “I prefer that my comedians can work clean,” Johnny said. “Not to say they always have to; everyone likes a dirty joke from time to time. But it can’t be based on that. I need to know they have the chops.” But PAL comedy night is not all about the jokes. There will be light fare – including soda, beer, and wine— provided by Lucky Bones, DJ-ing by Tony (that’s his other, other side gig), and plenty of good energy. “The doors open at 7pm, but the comedians don’t come on until 8:30,” Tony said.

“So there’s time to grab a bite and hang out.” Then there’s the raffle. “I’ve asked each basketball team to sponsor a raffle prize with a value of at least $200,” Tony said, “meaning there will be close to $2,000 worth of prizes. One team is doing a barbeque grill, for instance. I’ve been the DJ for a great deal of beef and beers where I’m calling raffle winners all night long, and no one’s paying attention, because the prizes just aren’t that great. This won’t be like that.” But the best part is that this all benefits a good cause. PAL works to improve police-youthcommunity relations. In Cape May, the organization oversees nine traveling basketball teams comprised of approximately 90 kids from third to eighth grade. “Our main goal is to keep kids active, out of trouble, and doing constructive things with their time, all while having positive interactions with police officers,” said Tony, who is himself the parent of two participants. “I’m very proud. It’s such a great feeling

walking into the gym and seeing these kids ready to play.” To purchase tickets, which are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, visit Convention Hall’s box office or log on to capemaypal. com. Seating is limited. For more info, contact tgenaro@comcast. net. And get ready to laugh.

Water-Logged IN JANUARY, we posted a picture on Facebook of the frozen water at Higbee’s Beach, and it generated quite a bit of commentary about how cold it’s been here recently. One comment in particular, from a gentleman named Pete Hart, caught our attention. “I just did a dive job in the harbor,” it read. “Air temp = 25 degrees. Water temp = 35 degrees.” We contacted him to find out why anyone in their right mind — save for the usual, surfing suspects — would leave the comfort of central heating for a frigid dip this time of year.

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Talk Of The Town ? From Page 16 Turns out, Pete is the owner of Twin Beach Divers, a local dive and salvage company that’s been around since 1984. But the story of Pete’s life on — and under — the water begins long before that. Pete was born in Cape May, and for the most part, bred here, save for a few stints. (There was that time he spent, at the age of six, packing fish on the dock where his father worked in North Carolina.) “But I grew up on Lund’s dock in Cape May,” Pete said. “My dad worked there for a long time. Then he went over to Two Mile and was in charge of the whole dock there.” (That’s before the Crab House was built, Pete explained.) At the age of eight, he went out on his first clamming expedition, on an 85-foot boat. “The crew needed a deckhand,” he told us, “and my mother let me go. I brought my peanut butter

and jelly sandwich and climbed aboard at o’dark thirty in the morning. The other deckhand got sick, so the captain had me steer the boat all day, while he shoveled clams into burlap bags. When we docked, the captain told my mother I could come along any time I wanted. She wouldn’t believe I’d driven.” Pete has equally vivid memories of unloading fish at the age of 11. “It took all day to do one boat,” he told us. “And it’s not like we were messing around. That’s just how much fish they’d catch in those days.” But when it came time for college, Pete took off for Georgia Tech in Atlanta to study something nice and easy: aerospace engineering. “I wanted to research nuclear propulsions for space vehicles,” he told us. “But the biggest thing going on in aerospace at the time was trying to make airplane engines more efficient so they burnt less fuel. Whoopee.” Pete did finish school… actually, he earned his

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Masters degree in aerospace engineering, but not without taking a few hiatuses in order to come back to Cape May to serve as first mate and engineer on clam boats here — including a 123-footer, the largest in the harbor at the time ­ ­— and in Ocean City, Maryland. Pete did these jobs until he opened Twin Dive and Salvage, which he did “right down the street on Park Boulevard with 20 bucks in a checking account.” Since then, Pete’s answered calls from commercial and private boaters when things like lobster

traps get caught in propellers. “Yes, sometimes with lobsters in them,” he told us. He’s done a great deal of work with dredging companies who lose their pipes and need help tracking them down in local waters. And he’s answered calls when boats run aground, or when they need to be sunk, sometimes with explosives, on nearby reefs. “Within 10 miles of Cape May there are lots of boats under the water,” he told us. “Lots of stuff, actually, including the slabs from the Walt Whitman bridge.” Then there’s the times he’s brought in to deal with objects that people should not have attempted to sink, like tractor trailers. “I won’t say who did that,” he told us, “but they did it. They put cables around the tractor trailer to keep it from floating away, thinking it would eventually go under, but because it was refrigerated, the insulation kept it afloat. It was my job to cut the

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Talk Of The Town ? From Page 18 cable. Think of a rubber ducky you pull under the water with a string. What happens when you pull the string? Magnify that times a tractor trailer.” We asked Pete about his greatest wildlife encounter, and he assured us that the sharks everyone wants to know about are just as scared of us as we are of them, though he did have one encounter. “I saw it’s great big teeth, and I thought, Wow, this is a moment right here,” he said. “This is out of the ordinary. But I noticed he seemed pretty tame… he wasn’t moving much. I thought he was dead, so I poked him. Turns out, it was plastic… just a child’s toy. I still have that thing somewhere.” But laughable instances like this are outnumbered by bona fide close calls in Pete’s line of work. “Nobody wants my job,” he told us. “I cannot describe to you how dangerous some of

this stuff is.” Which isn’t hard to believe when you hear about the time Pete closed his company for a period after a colleague jumped off a boat to rescue a friend who couldn’t swim and ended up drowning himself. Then there’s the cold. “We’ve had to start the propellers of boats in order to break up the layer of ice on the water before I jump in,” Pete said, “and sometimes it closes back up while I’m under." But despite it all, Pete’s happy with his choice of career... and he’s about as comfortable underwater as anyone we've ever met. “Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m below the surface,” he told us. “That’s how long I’ve been doing this. I don’t have any fears. The job has to get done, and that’s what I have to focus on.” To all the men and women doing what Pete does — or working outside at all in these temperatures — we salute you.

CAPE MAY BULLETIN BOARD ■ CALLING ALL BUSINESS OWNERS The West Cape May Business Association will hold a meeting on February 21 at 6pm at the home of Doris Jacobsen, on Central Avenue, West Cape May. On the agenda? Important Strawberry Festival information. Bonus: There will be pizza beforehand. ■ CALLING ALL THESPIANS Introducing Cape May Stage’s new Resident Intern Company. Interns receive a weekly stipend, housing, educational options, and the chance to work alongside theatre professionals. The program includes opportunities to work in the following areas: carpentry, electrics/sound, costumes, stage management, general production, acting, directing, theatre management, and marketing. Applications are due by March 4, so get on it! For more information, log on to capemaystage.com/ employment-opportunities.html#internships. ■ CALLING ALL RESIDENTS On Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Victoria Manor on Bayshore Road, the American Red Cross will present “Disaster Preparedness.” Natural or human-caused disasters can strike at anytime. Learn how you can help make a difference with just 3 steps. Light refreshments will be served. Call 898-0677 for details, or to confirm attendance. ■ CALLING ALL BUSINESS OWNERS The Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s Council No. 6202, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Fundraiser on March 15 at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall, and they need your help. The Council asks that local business owners consider donating any products which can be included in a silent auction the night of the event. If you have any questions, call Luke Dillon at 884-6308, Jerry Inderwies at 884-4296, or Joe Rippman at 884-3932.

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1/16: Rose Coyle Celebrates Her 103rd Birthday At Genesis Healthcare

Rose Coyle was born in Sweden on January 10,1910. Her family came to America when she was just two years old. As a young woman, Rose worked in a Philadelphia factory. When WWII began, her new job was to make bullets. (You might say a real Rosie the Riveter! ) She is a WWII honoree — Civilian on the Home Front. In her senior years she was a volunteer with the American Legion. Rose will often tell her niece Jane from Florida that she has no aches or pains and attributes it all to her Swedish blood. She remains active and enjoys being with people. Rose celebrated her 103rd birthday with her family and North Cape friends. Pictured on the right are Dolicia Azille, Kathy Whildon, Meg Sharp, Diane Prout, Elsie Hailey, Lori Bulakowski and, of course, Rose Coyle. PHOTOGRAPH BY SANDY MALONEY... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

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1/20: A Day Of Roller Skating At Convention Hall PHOTOGRAPHS BY DIANE CARSON

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« FUN FACT... The return of roller skating to Cape May’s new Convention Hall — it was a favorite pastime before the old hall was deemed structurally unsound in 2008 — is bringing back memories for some. “I used to go there when a couples’ skate was just about the most nerve-wracking thing in the world,” one reader, now in his late 20s, told us. Now, you can skate from noon to 5pm on Fridays, or on Saturday from 1-3pm or 4-6pm. Admission is $5.


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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?

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

FULL BAR

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

BYOB

NO

Other details

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

Aleathea’s is closed for the season but we still needed to fill this space so there! They will re-open in March for Singer Songwriter Weekend.

B, L, D

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

You’ll leave feeling satisfied, and proud for having made a healthy choice... Lots of homemade selections, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian items.

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THE BLACK DUCK 1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 898-0100 www.blackduckonsunset.com

A chic interior and stylish food, but the ambience is anything but pretentious. Modern American cuisine. Plus the coolest address on the island!

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BYOB

YES

NO

THE BLUE PIG TAVERN 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-8422 www.congresshall.com

Check out why Congress Hall’s restaurant is a favorite of locals as well as hotel guests. They serve classic tavern food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

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BOILER ROOM 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall Cape May (609) 884-8421

A main hot spot in town. The Boiler Room is where it’s at for a cocktail and the music to dance it off.

Cocktails

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BROWN ROOM 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-8422 www.congresshall.com

It’s Cape May’s living room... Cape May’s stylish, sexy, Gatsby-esque living room. And the cocktails are as good as the decor.

Cocktails

Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

NO

NO

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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.

B, L, D

$8-$25 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

YES

YES

CAPE MAY BREWING COMPANY 1288 Hornet Road, Rio Grande (609) 849-9933 www.capemaybrewery.com

It’s the first microbrewery at ther 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.

Brewery

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

Bar

NO

NO

CAPE MAY OLIVE OIL COMPANY 324 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May 800-584-1887

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

Olive oils and more

Please call for info

N/A

N/A

NO

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

This beautiful winery is open daily from 12-5pm. Make a reservation to tour the winery on Saturdays at 3pm. Look for their new wine releases!

Winery

$5-$27 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

WINERY

N/A

NO

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.

L, D

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BYOB

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?

DEPOT MARKET CAFÉ 409 Elmira Street Cape May (609) 884-8030

Owners Chris and Lisa Shriver are keeping the old favorites at this locals’ joint AND adding new specials. Check their Facebook page for daily specials.

B, L, D

$6-$14

BYOB

NO

YES

THE EBBITT ROOM 25 Jackson Street, (609) 884-5700 www. virginiahotel.com

Enjoy your mealon the Ebbitt Room porch, overlooking tree-lined Jackson Street, or enjoy the simple elegance of this dining room.

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BAR

YES

NO

HARBOR VIEW 954 Ocean Drive, Cape May (609) 884-5444 www.harborviewcapemay.com

A Key West vibe, great views of the harbor, good food and regular entertainment. Friday is pizza night and shrimp stravaganza! Burger Mania is on Sunday.

B, L, D

$6-$30 Cards: V, MC

BAR

NO

YES

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

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

A relaxed yet elegant island ambiance, featuring USDA Prime Steaks and classic seafood creations.

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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.

Chocolates

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

N/A

NO

YES

MAD BATTER 19 Jackson Street, Cape May (609) 884-5970 www.madbatter.com

The original fine dining restaurant in Cape May and still one of the best. The food is always creative and tasty.

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

MERION INN 106 Decatur Street, Cape May (609) 884-8363 www.merion inn.com

The dim, amber lighting, dark wooden bar, period fittings and classy staff give a special ambience. Plus we love just sitting at the lovely bar! Opening mid March!

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BAR

YES

YES

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

The Georgian Revival mansion is magnificent and the modern American menu and excellent wine list matches it all the way.

D

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BYOB

YES

NO

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

A classic pub and restaurant offering award-winning burgers, excellent homemade comfort food, fresh local seafood and an authentic, friendly ambience.

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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Exit Zero Hangs Out With The Massai Tribe

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Marisa Felsher of Philadelphia lived in Kenya and did service work with the Massai Tribe for three weeks, part of an NGO called Massai Rising, helping to improve the lives of young girls and doing research. “We fund projects for the community, like building pit latrines and buying desks and chairs for an elementary school,” she told us. Marisa is a frequent visitor to Cape May as her parents, Jonathan Felsher and Lisa deProphetis, own a vacation home on Beach Drive in North Cape May.

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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?

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

L, D

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

N/A

N/A

YES

Liquor Store

Please call for info

N/A

N/A

NO

B, L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

BYOB

YES

YES

RIO STATION 3505 Route 9 South Rio Grande (609) 889-2000

While everything around it has changed, the Rio is still serving excellent food with old-style, friendly service. great wings too!

SEASIDE CHEESE COMPANY 600 Park Blvd (609) 884-8700 www.seasidecheesecapemay.com

A huge plus for the area when it opened, and this place continues to delight with savory gourmet cheeses and treats.

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

A brand-new liquor store has hit town, conveniently located on Sunset Boulevard. Spirits, wines, beers, ice and snacks - check it out!

TISHA’S 318 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-9119 www.tishasfinedining.com

This local favorite moved from Convention Hall to the mall and serves delicious food for both lunch and dinner!

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. You’ll find some of the best live entertainment in town here!

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. Try the Fire Wok!

L, D

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

UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE HOUSE Beach Avenue & Perry Street Cape May (609) 884-7199

Reliably excellent food – there is a reason why people wait... excellent breakfasts. Opening in March right before St. Patrick’s Day

B, L

$4-$9

BYOB

NO

YES

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. Check out their recently expanded pizzeria

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

Superb gourmet food, and a bar to get your night off on the right foot. Amazing wine list. Take your valentine here for a really special evening.

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BAR

YES

YES

WILLOW CREEK WINERY 168 Stevens Street, West Cape May (609) 770-8782 www.willowcreekwinerycapemay.com

You can “adopt” one of the vines on this breathtaking, 50-acre winery, which will afford you the VIP treatment!

Winery

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 Open Monday - Saturday 7am-5pm Join us at the VFW for Friday night snacks and Sunday night dinners!

1/20: A Day Of Roller Skating At Convention Hall PHOTOGRAPHS BY DIANE CARSON

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Donna Roth and Raine McNeill


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The Movie Column

This week, Tom Sims, Cape May Film Society Executive Director, reviews “Django Unchained”

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HAT can I say about Quentin Tarantino films? To say they’re a “guilty pleasure” would be a misnomer. A common criticism: his films are too gory and lack poignancy. Pulp Fiction (1994) has been heralded as his greatest achievement… and I just thought it was good. Okay, maybe “very good”. Still, Pulp Fiction found me weighing whether the director’s use of violence and gore was worth his plot and dialogue upswings. There is nothing that compares to the scene where Captain Koon (played by Christopher Walken) talks with a young Butch Coolidge (adult character played by Bruce Willis). Despite these few brief glimpses of Tarantino’s creativity and style, I cannot say I became a convert. Kill Bill 1 and 2 (2003 and 2004, respectively) again showed a style and intelligence that could not be denied — as well as the violence that has become the director’s hallmark. So again I was not converted. I thought I’d been converted with Inglourious

Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django in Django Unchained Basterds (2009) where there was somewhat less gore and I got to enjoy the director’s style as well as character development and dialogue. It was also my first glimpse of Christoph Waltz, who got an Oscar for his performance — that alone was worth the price of admission. Django Unchained is Tarantino’s latest film, and I am again impressed by his style. However, I thank him for allowing me to

see Waltz in action (another Oscar nod for his performance in this film). But the director’s style in this film seemed to teeter on the edge of formulaic. I’d seen this all before somehow… and Tarantino turned the heat back up on blood and violence — way up! Some of the scenes are so violent they are unspeakable. Subtlety wins the day when it comes to fine storytelling and great directing. Even the biggest fan of Tarantino can agree that subtlety is not his strong suit. All things said, I didn’t hate Django Unchained. Certainly, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz were great. The story was interesting although some parts of the plot did not ring true. Is it Oscar worthy? If Inglourious Basterds didn’t win an Oscar, Django does not deserve one. Disagree with me? Tell me so! Join us for our free Pre-Oscar Party, on Sunday, February 24, 5:30 pm at the Mad Batter. Great food, a chance to win some prizes — and you can debate all evening long about who should win! No reservations needed. Call/ text 609-326-3378 with questions.

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The Undertow

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Terry O’Brien’s weekly column... it’s about nothing and everything, all at the same time

AM in the very strange position of being all amped up about the Beatles show that will have taken place by the time you read this, but is still two days away at the time of this writing. And I can’t NOT write about it, so… here we are. And while I have nothing specific for you at the moment (look for annoyingly copious coverage next week) I do want to preemptively thank everyone who participated in both nights, making them so very special for me and the guys. But mostly me. Because I’m a sentimental sap. (I promise not to cry through “Two Of Us” this time… but only because we’re not playing it.) It’s always special to play with my brother Mike because, let’s face it, he’s not getting any younger and I’m never sure which of these gigs will be our last. (I kid! I’m going to die way before him…) And it’s been great working with Will Knapp (Ding!), Terry Dougherty and Al Olivero. This is, oddly, not the first time I booked a gig without having a band, and you never know what’s going to happen when you throw a bunch of musicians together in a

room and say “okay, now learn 50 songs”, but the boys have been consummate pros. And even if we never play another gig together, we will forever be A Band. But we will be playing another gig together — March 30, at the Anglesea Pub, the Love Me Dudes transform into the Glass Houses for Billy Joel Night. And while we are sad to be losing Terry Dougherty, who proved a stalwart through dozens of Beatles songs (and, to be perfectly pragmatic, had a garage we could rehearse in), we’re excited to gig with Walter Sapisi, Jr. (Sah-pee-zee or Sap-is-eye? Discuss.) who is a brilliant bassist in his own right. I know one guy who is jazzed for Billy

Joel Night (which I, unfortunately, referred to as BJ Night on the Facebook… imagine the crowd we’d get for that!) and that would be our drummer, the incomparable Al Olivero, who did an amazing job channeling Ringo for two shows, but… Ringo is Ringo; steady as they come, exciting as a book of wet matches. But Liberty DeVito, Billy Joel’s longtime drummer, is an absolute mad man who really likes to hit ‘em. Al, as a fellow mad man, is champing at the bit. And Al, despite his strange beard thingy, is a pretty together guy; steady job, nice wife, cool daughter. These traits are only shocking because I’m talking about a drummer. I also feel compelled to make comment on the very deep well of talented musicians here on the Cape, many of whom, as I enter into Middle Age and keep alienating bandmates, I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I could fill an entire column just listing their names, but suffice to say, when I moved to Cape May almost 20 years ago, it was with the idea of working with some talented actors in the theater world, not dozens of

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top-notch musicians in my unexpected side career. If only there was money in it… And a pre-yet-post (deadlines make things weird; sorry) Beatles Night welcome to Holly Knapp (Dong!), the newest member of the Love Me Dudes. Even though she is clearly not a dude (she’s had a baby) I’m sure she will prove (have proven?) to be a welcome addition to the band. For one, she can take all the high notes. For another, she makes us 13% more attractive. (It’d be more, but we’re pretty handsome already.) She will be taking the place of my wife (much to her husband’s chagrin) who is choosing to pull a Seinfeld and leave ‘em wanting more. I know I always do. At the stern suggestion of the gang from Atlantic Care Surgery Center in Court House, where they took very good care of my wife during a minor procedure last week, I will now write with effusive praise about my wife and kids. (Have I told you how pretty my wife is?) Took them to Convention Hall (what was wrong with calling it Mariner’s Hall, again? Aside from that big meanie Ben Miller suggesting it?) last Sunday for roller skating, and (un)surprisingly, it was rife with misinformation, confused parents, bruised children and not enough hot dogs. Granted, there’s not a whole lot they could do about the bruised children what with them being in shoes with wheels on them (are they insured for that? I kid, I kid… mostly), but it seems that information about times (is it 1-3, 12-5?) and protocols (red ribbons leave when? Birthday parties get how many skates?) could have been more easily disseminated by a few knowledgeable employees, or maybe a sign. I’ve had an easier time getting information from the Kremlin. But… these are relatively minor quibbles (it’s not like we’re talking about UN negotiations) and the boys had a great time, which is all I really care about. Aside from the hot dogs.

I should also take some time to wish a happy birthday to my middle son, Jackson Scott O’Brien, who turned 10(!) on Wednesday and is an ever-evolving, ever-interesting human being and just about the polar opposite of his morose, grumpy dad. I love you, boy; don’t ever change. Also, a happy birthday to my wife, Cathrine, who turns… not 10 today. I’ve been here 20 years. But only 18 of them count. The ones I’ve known her. Proud Exit Zero Parents of the Week: Myself (Owen) and Jason Black (Dakota). Our boys took fourth and second place, respectively, in the recent Maud Abrams Spelling Bee. Owen bowed out on “environment”, but Dakota took it down to a tense, controversial spell-off before finally succumbing to “disestablishmentarianism.” (Not really, but Jason couldn’t remember.) Of course Owen, with his extensive karaoke training, was loudest. Well done by all the kids. Mark Chamberlain stormed into the EZ office on Wednesday to lambast me for not responding to his dig at me two weeks ago in his new health column. (A) He thinks he’s important enough to me that I just have to rush out and read his column? And (B) do I look like a guy that reads a health column? Plus, Chamberlain is kind of a jerk. Oh, you know I kid! Mark and I are friends and his dig was pretty funny. I wouldn’t give if I couldn’t take. But, as guy friends, we must continually bust each other’s chops. I eagerly await his one-up in next week’s “Here’s To Your Health.” That’s all for this week. As ever, you can pop out to say hello every Friday at either Westy’s in North Wildwood for the open mic acoustic show I run with Bill Caterini (who is recently returned from his trip to the Grammy’s where, despite what you might have read, he beat-up neither Chris Brown nor Frank Ocean) from 5-8 (weather permitting), or at the Rio Station for Terry O’ke, 9-12. ’Til next week, don’t get caught in The Undertow.


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The Old Fogey

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Ah, those good old Cape May days... by Jackson D’Catur

AM unsure if I love or loathe Cape May’s new dog-tagging scheme. I mean, on the one hand, having every hound in the city boundaries chipped, and automatic chip scanning devices fitted to every lamp-post, is surely a good thing to reduce the menace of packs of feral dogs such as the one that dragged a poor mailman off his bike last month and consumed him right down to his boots. But on the other, having taxpayerfunded wardens riding around on little motorcycles with dart guns, ready to fire an implant/tranquilizer tag into any unregistered animal on sight, might be a little step towards the kind of government that caused me to spend four years in Europe with a tin helmet and a Thompson submachinegun with The Big Red One. Actually, I don’t have Young Albert tagged, as he is, due to a little known or used local law, actually a citizen of Cape May. You see, any animal that has served in this fine nation’s armed services is by law exempt from such indignities as chipping

or tagging, and can apply for a passport and the right to vote in local elections: not national ones, of course: that would be silly. Well, after the part Albert played in the liberation of Iraq, the least we could do for him was citizenship and a medal. After all, that brave little hound walks around with half a pound of shrapnel lodged in his head. On the plus side, though, the wardens will all be local chaps, thus helping the economy: we will be needing a dozen agile young men and women who like wearing

a uniform and can look a pack of charging Pekinese in the eye and not blanche. Furthermore, they will need to be sharp shooters: imagine a scene with hundreds of panicking Shoebies and somewhere amid them a rabid pug running around. You will have maybe a 10th of a second to aim and fire your dart gun. Woe betide if you missaim and tag/tranquilize an ample Philly buttock by mistake. We do not want to be the city that is known for the electronic tagging of out-of-towners, as if we actually think it is right to be able to monitor them at all times, and at sundown, escort them back to their buses and see them from the city limits. No, that would be just plain wrong, and I will not entertain those who say that it would be an easy way to raise revenue, much like beach passes but for the whole town. Why, that would mark us as a prissy, superior-feeling place that secretly thinks it better than its neighbors, sort of a cut above, and certainly smarter and cooler And that is not us, is it? Is it?

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Animal lover Connor Weatherby was flipping through an issue of National Geographic with his mother, Megan Weatherby, recently, and he was particularly taken with the lions pictured there. He decided he wanted to contribute something to the safety and preservation of animals, and his mom suggested donating to the Cape May County Animal Shelter. “He just loves animals,” Megan told us. “Instead of presents, he asked guests of his fifth birthday party to offer donations. People brought food, cleaning supplies, leashes, toys, brushes... so many different things.” Here, proud parents Megan and Bill Weatherby are pictured with their son. Way to go, Connor! PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479


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Here’s To Your Health

A weekly column about getting fit and feeling your best ... by Mark Chamberlain of North Beach Health Club

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UNDAY mornings are sacred in my house, but not for any particular religious reason, (sorry mom). It’s my only day off. After sleeping late I make strong coffee and partake in the fading ritual of reading the Sunday paper. At the same time, I turn on the national news shows and an avalanche of medical commercials begins. The Medical Marketing Machine wants your attention, is spending a lot to get it and using more sophisticated methods to ensure that you “Ask your doctor if (insert product) is right for you.” The aim is to convince you that even if you aren’t sick now, you will be someday. Or is it to plant a seed of doubt about your health? Feeling tired? Rundown? (hung over is more like it). It’s sickness paranoia and sickness by association. Had your prostate checked lately? Colon scoped? Head examined? Your neighbors and friends have, and now they are sailing boats in the Caribbean and golfing (that’s generally the backdrop to the voiceover that rattles off all of the dire side-effects

of using their drug). Now that marijuana is being prescribed they’ll have to list its side-effects, too: “May cause an intense desire to eat chips and giggle uncontrollably.” We have, by design, become facile in speaking about medical procedures and treatments. I overhear (eavesdrop on) many conversations (only the interesting ones) in the gym — members talking about some current malady and reciting from memory every minute detail of pharmacology and procedure involved. That then is matched by someone else’s recitation of

their time in the hospital. It’s like a medical throwdown. A sport of who was sicker. How did this happen? It used to be, “Oy, I’m sick.” “What happened?” “You don’t wanna know!” And that was the end of it. People were private. I blame webmd.com. It’s our new addiction. How do you know you have it? If you have a special cabinet (other people’s medicine cabinets are fascinating) full of current and out-of-date drugs, but are not battling a major disease, you may be addicted to the culture of sickness. So what to do? Move your body. Whatever gets your blood circulating, your lungs breathing, your muscles contracting, your joints bending, and your skin perspiring should be foremost on the daily agenda. Whatever level you are at now is perfect. Start there. I’ve witnessed hundreds of people kick the sickness habit and replace it with a fitness habit. It just works. (I know a great gym that can help you.) Having read this article, if you feel inspired to act, first see your doctor to find out if feeling good is right for you.

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The Answer Lady Wise answers to perplexing questions

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HE Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manner of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to info@exitzero.us. Dear Answer Lady On Valentine’s Day, a scanty piece of lingerie, all wrapped up with a bow, was waiting for me, courtesy of my darling husband. Call me a purist, but I’m pretty sure that Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love, not sex — never mind that I feel like an idiot in lingerie and let’s face it: it’s for THEM, not US. In the future, how do I express my displeasure to this caveman I’m married to without sounding like an ingrate? – Fully Dressed, Thanks Dear Dressed Good grief, dear lady, the Answer Lady hardly knows where to begin here. (She will start by pointing out that if you are fully dressed for sex, you may be missing out on some serious highlights.) In addition, the Answer Lady believes that Valentine’s Day is actually meant to celebrate the greeting

card, flower, candy, AND lingerie industries, but since those are some of her favorites, she is okay with that. The Answer Lady is sorry that you feel like an idiot in lingerie, but there are many different types of lingerie, and it may simply be a case of your husband reading you wrong. Perhaps he is seeing a sheer red baby doll type of woman, when in reality you are a black lace teddy kind of gal. This situation is easily remedied. Tell him you’d like to pay a visit to Lace Silhouettes — together. The Answer Lady cannot

imagine a gentleman on earth who would have a problem with accompanying his ladylove to a lingerie store to pick out something they BOTH find sexy. This way, you will feel less idiotic (although really, if the lingerie is working correctly, you should only be wearing it for a matter of minutes, if not seconds), and he will still be a happy camper. While you’re at it, see if you can get him to splurge on some new underwear and bras; their selection is outrageous. And make sure to get a free fitting because chances are, you’re wearing the wrong size. And finally, it is about love, and your husband loves you in lingerie. Embrace it. Dear Answer Lady I’m a bad guy, friends are telling me, because I dumped my girlfriend a week before Valentine’s Day. Am I? — Romeo Dear Romeo Kinda. On the other hand, is there really an ideal time to “dump” someone? Did you do it intentionally in an effort to avoid a flower expenditure, or was it a coincidence? Your response to that is the answer to your question.

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Around The Avenues And Alleyways Of Cool Cape May

Cub Scout Pack 73 committee members met at the Lobster House for a dinner/meeting to plan for the pack. (That trophy is from their participation in the West Cape May Christmas Parade.)

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Looking From Lower

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FTER the high honor of being elected Deputy Mayor of Lower Township, I asked the Exit Zero publisher, a resident of Lower Township, whether he would accept a column about the area each month. Here goes... The way we see it (looking from Lower), we are the real Exit Zero. The Parkway exit itself not only comes our way, but the concept of “Exit Zero” includes much of what is really Lower Township. Take the Cape May Lighthouse. When looking from Lower, one sees Sunset Beach, Diamond Beach, the World War II Lookout Tower, the Lobster House, Lucky Bones, and Cape May Winery to Cape May Brewery. As we tick off these lines for the love of Lower, we’ll look away from that which divides us; we are all Exit Zero. By the way, ever wonder why Cape May County was divided into Upper, Middle and Lower? They were originally religious divisions; Upper was for Quakers, Middle for Methodists, and Lower for Presbyterians.

Local Heroes: Each month we’ll highlight local heroes like David Pacevich. He’s a biology teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School. David wanted to do more for his students than explain human anatomy. He recently set up proper dancing lessons for the students after school, and he’s working with the school administration to invite local business leaders to provide career preparation talks to the junior class, and helping to expand the internship program for the seniors. David is also setting up a recognition program to honor those from the com-

munity who help the school, and those from the school who help the community. Happenings: We’ll also highlight significant Lower happenings. For example, on June the Inaugural Escape the Cape Triathlon will make history here in Lower Township. One thousand athletes will board the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, sail out into the Delaware Bay and then… jump! A Few Heckles: Here’s where we’ll let our audience forget their manners for a few constructive heckles. We’ll highlight a few polite protestations from our readers in hopes that they may prod us to a better Lower. Since this is our first column, we only have one heckle to report. It came when I told someone in Cape May that we in Lower would now be claiming Cape May Lighthouse as our own. Their reply? “Claiming that the Cape May Lighthouse is in Lower is like claiming that the Statue of Liberty is in New Jersey.” You mean the Statue of Liberty isn’t in Jersey? Tell that to Chris Christie. To designate heroes, happenings, or a few heckles, contact us at norris@exitzero.us.

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A Proven Destination For Theater Lovers Who Crave the Adventure of Discovery!

MARCH 1 - 2 PLAYWRITING GET-AWAY WEEKEND! Hosted by The Henry Sawyer Inn Workshop Leader: Gayle Stahlhuth No experience necessary. Bringing your laptop is encouraged, but paper and pen are fine, too! HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR GREAT REVIEWS! “A real life changing experience!” -Deana, Avalon, NJ “Highly recommended!” - Linda, Suffern, NY Wesley Laudeman, Elizabeth Degener, Dr Bob Moffatt

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*Mon., March 4, 7:00-8:30: Juggling with James A fun, free juggling class for anyone age 8 on up. No experience necessary. Location: The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. Reservations requested. Michael McGurk, Joe Alvarez

March 8-9; 22-23: Murder Mystery Weekends at The Henry Sawyer Inn & Twin Gables. Contact the inns. *Wed. March 13 at 7:00: Rip Van Winkle at West Cape May Elementary School, 300 Moore St. FREE Fri. & Sat., March 15 & 16 at 8:00: Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Norwood Builder ELTC’s popular 1930s radio-style production, at The First Presbyterian Church; $25 general; $15 student; ages 12 & under free. Sat. March 16 (12:00-4:00) & Mon. March 18 (1:005:00): Auditions for ELTC’s Season at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May (April 5 audition in NYC) Go to www.eastlynnetheater.org for details. Thurs. March 21 at 6:00: Student Performance at th th Wildwood High School with 5 & 6 graders. FREE

Dean Lyon, Tammy Hughes, Jason

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Activity Of The Week

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A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Plan your garden.

OLSTOY said that spring is the time of plans and projects, but gardeners don’t wait for spring. They’re planning now. Dedicated gardeners look at their frozen yards and see potential. They leaf through seed catalogues and gardening books. They browse through supply stores and swap seeds with friends. They ponder last year’s disappointments and sketch this year’s hopes. They start seeds indoors. Some gardeners create an endless spring with a Victorian-era invention — the Wardian Case. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward invented his case in 1829, when he accidentally discovered that ferns grow in glass enclosures. His invention allowed botanists to ship plants around the world and amateurs to grow plants indoors. Soon, every proper Victorian had a terrarium full of exotic plants. You can spend a couple of hundred dollars to buy an authentic Wardian case, or channel your inner thirdgrader and make your own from a jar. Layer pebbles, spaghnum moss and potting soil in the jar, add a small plant or two, and water. Close the jar and place it in a sunny spot, add-

A Wardian Case is a great way to garden during winter — or any other time of the year ing water every day or two, as needed. Voila — a little spring in the middle of February. For expert help with your garden plans, register for a series of garden workshops presented by the Nature Center of Cape May. Backyard habitat educator Pat Sutton presents “Gardening for Wildlife” on weekends in March. The workshops are 10am to 3pm and include site visits and question-and-answer sessions. They focus on the specifics of gardening in and around Cape May, using native

plants and wildlife-friendly practices that will help you to create a truly “green” backyard. The workshops build on each other, but they can stand alone. On March 2, the series begins with “How to Create a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife,” followed by “How to Create a Pollinator Garden” on March 3. On March 9, it’s “How to Create a Wildflower Meadow and Wildlife Pond,” followed by “Battlestar Backyardia — Battling the Alien Invaders” on March 16. The series wraps up on Saturday, March 23 with “Landscape Design with Wildlife in Mind.” Most workshops are held at the Cape May Bird Observatory, and the March 23 workshop will be held at the Nature Center of Cape May. Registration is required and the workshops are limited to 30 participants.The cost, including handouts, is $35 for NJ Audubon members, $45 for nonmembers. Sign up for all five workshops: $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact the Nature Center of Cape May at 609-898-8848. Don’t keep your green thumb waiting. Next week: Play Time


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“Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face.” ~ Malcolm De Chazal

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Tony Falcon, Brian and Molly Harman

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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CADBURY is a charming light bronze colored mix. This three-year-old female may be low to the ground, but she is a ball of energy. Cadbury should go to a home without dogs or cats, because she is very active and will need a lot of attention. She will need some training, but don’t worry — she already has a few tricks up her sleeve! She is a free spirit full of love, waiting for that special someone to bring her home for $95.

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JACKIE AND ROZZIE, once called Faith and Hope, are four-year-old Jack Russell Terriers. They were brought in as strays in 2010 after someone found them running around. They were adopted a month later, brought back after two weeks, adopted 10 days after that, and brought back two-anda-half years later... not their fault; just a string of bad luck! The adoption fee together — please, oh please keep them together — is $95.

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 75 World, Vol. 1 through 13. You’ll have to ask about the price of this one. Chances are it’s going to set you back a couple of grand. And you might want to bring a friend. Someone with a strong back. The whole series must weigh 150 pounds. Perusing the racks, I also find The Hummingbirds of North America by North America’s most prolific bird author, Paul A. Johnsgard ($20); and Brian Harrington’s The Flight of the Red Knot ($25). This is a collector’s item. This copy is marked up but in good condition. Don’t dawdle. And here’s a find! Peter Matthiessen’s The Wind Birds. Originally published in the visually stunning (and very expensive) Shorebirds of North America, Matthiessen later reprinted his introductory essay in... Oops. Too late. The book just sold. I talked myself into it (even though I already own a copy of Shorebirds of North America). Books. One of civilization’s greatest achievements. And books about birds. The next best thing to birding itself. Mark my words, just give the iPad, Kindle, and Nook a couple of more years and books like Birds of the Niagara Frontier Region and The Plovers,

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Perhaps the creator of 007 was a birder? Sandpipers and Snipes of the World are going to be collectors’ items as well. Lay them down like a fine wine. Put them on eBay when they mature. Beats putting your money in the stock market. At the very least you can read a book — and hold onto it. The Cape May Bird Observatory is THE place for all of your nature needs. CMBO is located at 701 East Lake Drive overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point (609-8842736), and it’s open 9:30am to 4:30pm every day but Tuesday through March. Stop in and

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scan the bookshelves for some bargains in the used and vintage books section, look at some of the wonderful Charley Harper merchandise including a terrific lithograph done just for the Cape May Bird Observatory, or just browse around. While you’re there pick up a free schedule, birding map and checklist. And check out the view of beautiful Lake Lilly while you’re here, from the wide selection of scopes and binoculars or, if it’s not a typical March day, sit outside on our garden benches and enjoy the birds at the feeders as well as the view of Lake Lily. If you can’t make it in person, you can also visit us online www.BirdCapeMay.org — where birding Cape May is only a click away. Seymore Thanu is none other than New Jersey’s own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Pete uses his talents and energy to make the natural world real for others. Author of several books on and about nature (available at CMBO) he weaves information, insight and even fantasy into a net that captures minds and hearts. He has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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3 bedrooms, 1 bath charming beach cottage just steps to Lake Lily and 3.5 blocks to the beach. Use as an investment property or as your home away from home. $475,000

Spacious 3 bedroom, 4 bath home just two short blocks to the beach. Open floor plan on the first floor with doors opening off the living room to the front porch. This is the perfect house to enjoy year round living or continue using it as a vacation rental. $780,000

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Don’t miss this one of a kind bayfront beauty!!This beautiful home is nestled directly into the dunes so that you can enjoy all the Jersey Shore has to offer. 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, stone fireplace, private decks facing the water, and so much more. $893,000

Remodeled 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home with two living spaces inside, amazing rental history, and just two short blocks to the beach. $925,000

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This premier fifth floor Cape May Beach Block 2 bedroom Penthouse unit has beautiful ocean & pool views. Spacious open living room flows right into the eat in kitchen with raised dining counter dining, two lovely bedrooms, full bath and all very well maintained with excellent rental history. $490,000

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Contact Patricia “Patti” Piacentine 609-741-1212 seapatti@comcast.net www.HomeSteadCapeMay.com 129 FISHING CREEK ROAD, LOWER TOWNSHIP Take a step back in time in this 1891 colonial farmhouse situated on a corner lot surrounded by mature trees. Throughout this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home you will find original woodwork and Pine flooring. A wood burning stove with warming closets and large windows make for a cozy living room. The large dining room has captured the style of the era with a servant stairwell. The kitchen has been recently remodeled and features 9.5 foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, plenty of cabinets, oak flooring, breakfast nook, and reading area with built-in bookshelf. Outside, the large deck off the kitchen provides access to the fenced yard and above ground pool. You will also find a one car garage, gardening shed, and barn which was built with recycled wood. There is so much more to see in this colonial beauty! Call for Patti details.

127 YORK AVENUE, UNIT B, WEST CAPE MAY

If you’re looking for privacy, quality, and comfort look no further as this is the place for you! Located on a lovely, quiet, tree lined street in West Cape May this home is just a few blocks to the beach and the downtown shopping area. Everything in this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome has been done for you. The first floor features an open floor plan which allows for ease of entertaining. This includes a living/dining/kitchen combo, a half bath, and a master bedroom with private bath. The kitchen includes maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors. The second floor has two more bedrooms with a jack-n-jill bath and a landing which would be perfect as an office or reading area. Here you will also find a balcony which is fitted with wind screens that open in warmer weather. The back yard is fenced for privacy and includes a shed for storage, paver patio, outside shower, and sprinkler system. This home has it all, it’s just waiting for you! Call for Patti details.

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31 FIRST AVENUE, CAPE MAY

Location, location – just one half block to the beach at the popular south end, this 2 unit condominium has an excellent rental history. The first floor unit offers 3 brms., 1 ½ baths and nice open front porch. $495,000. The 2nd/3rd floor unit offers 4 brms., 2 full baths, ocean view front deck, large rear deck - $795,000, or whole house $1,290. Ample off-street parking for both units.

230 PERRY STREET, CAPE MAY This 5 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home combines Victorian Charm with modern amenities, such as updated kitchen and baths and central a/c; good rental income, close to beach & mall $695,500

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CONDO IN CENTER OF TOWN 678 Washington Street, #1 Cape May 2 BR + study, 1 BA, window a/c, gas f/p. Excellent rental. $319,000

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COLUMBIA GARDENS CORNER UNIT 933 Columbia Avenue, A-1, Cape May 2 BR, 2 BA, pool on site, good rental history. $469,900

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Homes And Rentals Of The Week Check out these beautiful homes for sale and rent in the Cape May area

THE PRIMROSE INN 1102 LAFAYETTE STREET CAPE MAY This historic farmhouse has been totally renovated, updated and expanded boasting 6 suites, all with private baths. Positioned on an oversized lot, the property offers many tranquil outdoor amenities including a pergola covered patio engulfed within the floral gardens, a covered front porch, and a side yard patio. Rental: 202 Queen Street, Cape May City - 3 BR/2 BA Updated Ranch-2 blocks to the beach Ryan Griffin DeSatnick Real Estate 1001 Lafayette Street Cape May Cell: (609) 602-5578 Office: (609) 884-1300 desatnickrealestate.com

704 COLUMBIA AVENUE CAPE MAY This renovated condo offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bath (1 w/Jacuzzi). Living room w/cathedral ceiling, gas f/p, & skylight, dining are, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, large pantry, laundry closet, and a rear top deck. Italian floor tile in kitchen area, w/w carpet, h/w floor in living area, builtin bookcases, security system, fire alarm system, central air, and off street parking. This unit has a great rental history. $549,900

1116 OHIO AV ENUE CAPE MAY A spacious & comfortable rancher. This home is located on a highly desirable street, just a few short blocks away from the beach & historic district. It is perfect for a primary home, vacation home, or investment property. This home was renovated in 2002. Amenities include C/A, gas heat, original hardwood floors, low maintenance siding, remodeled kitchen, fenced-in back yard, BBQ area, outdoor shower, a rear shed & 3 plus. $609,000.

Heijung Park-Colameco Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street Cape May 609-884-5800

219 S. LAFAYETTE STREET CAPE MAY, DEVONSHIRE CONDOS, UNIT 1-C Very popular and convenient location close to mall and beach, these units don’t come along often – this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath condo. is being sold completely furnished and offers great rental income; It is 12 years new and has assigned off-street parking - $669,000.

Rental: 118 Decatur Street, Cape May - 7 BR, 5 BA, cac, sleeps 20. Low $5500/High $6900

Rental: 1200 New Jersey Ave., Cape May – 5 BR, 6 BA home just 1 block to beach with 2nd floor ocean views; sleeps 12, wi-fi, central A/C, washer/dryer - $3,500 - $7,500/ week. ID#50611.

Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street Cape May 609-884-5800 jerseycaperealty.com

Coldwell Banker Sol Needles 512 Washington St. Mall Cape May (609) 884-8428 cbcapemay.com

1043 VIRGINIA AVENUE CAPE MAY Why rent this summer? Cape May is the place to be, don’t miss this great buy. One owner, never rented, 3 bedrooms 2 bath ranch with comfortable floor plan on 75 x 125 lot. Built in 1982, all the amenities you need in your new shore home. Roof is just one year new, vinyl siding for low maintenance, concrete driveway. Detached 1 car garage with auto opener. Come for the weekends or move in year round, appointment only. $520,000

509 BAYYWN ROAD CAPE MAY BEACH This three story contemporary home is located in the beach block of the prestigious Cape May Beach. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Unlike most of the area homes, at this location you can see the water! Enjoy the views from the dining area and from both the second and third floor decks. There is tremendous storage space and garage parking. $379,900

Rental: 908 S Parkway, Erma $1250/month year round, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Rental: 3311 Bayshore Road, Villawoods Condominium This unit has two bedrooms a full bath and powder room. There is central and a laundry room. $950 a month.

Wilsey Realty 501 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-1007 wwilseyrealty.com

Theresa Senico Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 408-4655 theresasenico.com

425 MISTLETOE ROAD CAPE MAY BEACH Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with two living spaces, master bedroom, detached workshop, and close to the bay beaches. Located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk to the beach. $249,000

23 HARBOR COVE, CAPE MAY Aggressively priced 5 BR/4 BA estate home with two-car garage, inground pool and 45 foot boat slip. Amazing harbor views! $1,950,000

Rental: 211 Franklin Avenue, Cape May - Weekly/Daily. $2500$5200. 6 Bedrooms. 4.5 Bathrooms. Sleeps up to 13

Coastline Realty Carol Menz, Broker (609) 884-5005 1400 Texas Avenue Cape May coastlinerealty.com

Rental: 600 Myrtle Avenue, West Cape May - 3 BR/2.5 B condo located steps from downtown and a few short blocks to the beach. Sleeps 8. $1400-$1850/week.

DeSatnick Real Estate 1001 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-1300 desatnickrealestate.com


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A Little Bit About Exit Zero Publishing Who we are, what we do, and where we go

Established July 4, 2003, Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish highquality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: info@exitzero.us Website: www.exitzero.us Online store: www.ezstore.us Office/Store: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, jack@exitzero.us Advertising Director: Jason Black, jason@exitzero.us Staff Writer: Diane Stopyra, diane@exitzero.us Intern: Meghan Meehan Arts Editor: Tom Sims Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Gabi Urda Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Store Manager: Michele Mulligan Distribution People: Julia Melendez Ashley Larson, Felicia Trusevich Columnists: Kate Chadwick (The Answer Lady), Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (The Old Fogey), Terry O’Brien (Undertow) Labeler: Mary Smith Every Thursday, Exit Zero is delivered to around 300 places. Get it delivered to your home in a plastic mailer. It’s $50 for 47 B&W issues, plus five in color. Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe. DOWNTOWN CAPE MAY Swain’s, Mariah’s, Guardian, CapeBank, Collier’s, All Irish Imports, Cape May Stage, Wilsey Realty, Pat Jackson Jewelers, Celebrate Cape May, Go Fish, Sea Weeds, Cape Orient, Fiber Arts, By The Sea Realty, Oyster Bay, Welcome Center, Depot Market, Congress Hall, Victorious, Pink, Star Inn, Bayberry Inn, Victorian Motel, SOMA Art Gallery, Island Grill, Primrose, CCA, Primo Hoagies. WASHINGTON STREET MALL Original Fudge Kitchen, Mary Ann’s, Dellas 5&10, Lace Silhouettes, Center City Mall, Casale’s Shoes, Free Shop, Happy Baby, Jackson Street Boutique, It’s a Breeze, Madame’s Port, Swede Things, Cucina Rosa, Whale’s Tale, Ella's, Italian Garden, Andrew’s Ltd, Jackson Mountain Café, Love The Cook, Bath Time, Ugly Mug, Pilot House, Caroline Boutique, Kaleidoscope, Coldwell Banker, Colors, A Ca Mia, A Place On Earth, Between the Lines, Good Scents. WASHINGTON STREET Southern Mansion, MAC, Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty, Billmae Cottage, Thomas Webster Inn, Inn at the Park, City Hall, Sturdy

Savings, Washington Inn, Dr Feldman Dentistry, Jersey Cape Realty, Victorian Towers. BEACHFRONT King’s Cottage, Blue Moon Pizza, Beach Shack, Carney’s, Martini Beach, Virginia Hotel, Mad Batter, Poor Richard's, Inn at 22 Jackson, Saltwood, Windward, Uncle Bill’s, Ocean View Restaurant, Sandpiper, Hotel Alcott, Summer Station, Original Fudge Kitchen, Montreal Liquor, Montreal Inn, Capri Motor Lodge, Periwinkle, Grand Hotel, Palace Hotel, Mission Inn, Angel by The Sea, Peter Shields, Hotel Macomber, Marquis de Lafayette. COLUMBIA AVENUE Columbia House, Sun Bank, Dr Gorny, Victorian Abstract, MP Myers, Cape May Day Spa, Twin Gables, Henry Sawyer B&B, Linda Lee, Brass Bed Inn, Mason Cottage, Mainstay Inn, White Dove Cottage, The Manse B&B, Merion Inn, Cliveden Inn, Pharo’s B&B, Summer Cottage, John F. Craig House, Majestic Star. GURNEY/OCEAN/STOCKTON Avalon Coffee, Cape May Beach & Kite, John Welsey Inn, Louie’s Pizza, Beach Massage, Inn of Cape May, Beauclair’s, Queen Victoria, Fairthorne, Bamboo Shack, Cheeks, Library, Freda’s Café, Victorian Lace, Camelot Hotel, Bedford Inn, Chalfonte Hotel. EAST CAPE MAY Nature Center, Model Cleaners, Cape May Laundromat, Coastline Realty, Cape Bookkeeping, Shear Sunsations, Rizzo Chiropractic, C-View Inn, Century 21 Gilmartin. WEST CAPE MAY VFW, Godmother’s, Cape May Bakers, Tea By The

Sea, Cape May Linen Outlet, Flying Fish Studio, CVS, Albert Stevens Inn, Weddings by the Sea, Kate’s Flower Shop, Seaside Cheese Company, Cape Fitness, Cheeks, Artizan Salon & Spa, Antique Doorknob, West Side Market, Cape Island Home and Garden, Bella Vida Café, Flanegan’s Framing, 7-11, HomeStead. SUNSET BOULEVARD Sunset Liquors, Bird House of Cape May, Butterfly Tea Room, Cape May Wicker, Exit Zero Store and Gallery, Accent on Beauty, Cape Winds Florist, CMBO, Cape May Point Post Office, Sunset Beach Gift Shop. ROUTE 109 South Jersey Marina, Lobster House, Tony’s Marine Supply, Sea Gear Marine, Captain’s Cove, Cape May Whale Watcher, Lucky Bones, Tony’s Pizza, Cape May Antique Center. NORTH CAPE MAY Laundromat, North Beach Gym, Heart to Heart Flowers, Le Gates, Harpoon Henry’s, Mr. J’s Music Shop, Cape May–Lewes Ferry, Gorman’s, Hair Cuttery, Italian Affair, Cape May Veterinary. OFF THE ISLAND Canyon Club, Harbor View, Axelsson’s Blue Claw, Cape Liquors, Moose Lodge, Old Grange, Historic Cold Spring Village, Hawk Haven Vineyards. VILLAS Lower Township Construction, Lower Township Municipal, Apex Realty, Curl Up and Dye, Fish and Fancy, Villas Liquor, Snippers Salon, Jake’s Bar and Grill, Kiddie Closet, Cape Savings Bank, Cohwen’s Ink Emporium, Wing It.


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Volume 10, Issue 3 - February 21, 2013  

"A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean."

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