Page 1

A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, December 28, 2017 ¯ Vol. 15, No. 47 ¯ America’s Original Seaside Resort

The Last Issue Of The Year... Let’s End It With Reindeer!

The staff at Tisha’s and 5 West perform a reindeer dance at their employee Christmas party — more photos inside and on our Facebook page. Aleksey Moryakov

MAC’s 35th Annual Staff Christmas Party

Pages 18-22

Annual Great Cookie Exchange

Pages 54-67

Desperately In Need Of A Loving Home

Pages 65-69

Happy New Year... It’s The Champagne Issue!

Clipart Contest: P20


Page 2

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 3

12/18: Tisha’s And 5 West Pub Employee Christmas Party

Christina, Luis, Paul

The crew

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

JOIN US ON NEW YEAR’S EVE No inflated prices... just good times!

FABULOUS SELECTION OF CHRISTMAS DRAFTS... AVAILABLE UNTIL THEY’RE NOT!

Lucky Bones Backwater GrillE OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER DAILY 1200 ROUTE 109 SOUTH • CAPE MAY (609) 884-BONE (2663)


Page 4

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/18: Tisha’s And 5 West Pub Employee Christmas Party PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

OPEN EVERY NIGHT until Tuesday, January 2,

our last night of the season, when all

menu items are 50% offwhile they last! Join Us on New Year’s Eve!

Matt, Renee, John, Nicole, Syd, Mike, Sundie, Carley

4:30/5 a la carte seating (kid friendly); 7:00 ($90) and 9:30 ($100) seatings, prix fixe menu Barry Miles on piano all night! Party hats, noisemakers, “practice” countdowns! Reservations strongly recommended! Dinner and Live Piano Music EVERY DAY through January 2 Entertainment Schedule 5:30-10:30

12/28 Barry Miles, piano, then at 8 pm JAZZ NIGHT

Jennifer Negro... still got the moves!

with Andy Lalasis, bass &Bob Shomo, drums

12/29-30 Dean Schneider, solo piano

12/31 Barry Miles (bar reserved for NYE diners) 1/1-2 Jon Pruitt, solo piano

The Merion Inn staff wishes our wonderful customers a great 2018! See you in the Spring! 106 Decatur Street, Cape May

Reservations & gift cards: 609-884-8363, or online at www.merioninn.com

Paul Negro and crew


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 5

thu

Escape Plan / fri The Loop / sat Covert Pop

! E V E S ’ R A E Y NEW

A Cape May Classic Since 1926 426 WASHINGTON STREET 609-884-3459 Follow us on Facebook

! r e v o C o N — X 3 Shake

live entertainment Friday & Saturday

NEW YEAR’S EVE The Whiskeyhickon Boys STARTING 10pm NO COVER! Dinner Specials $39.95

1.5 lb Whole Maine Lobster NY Strip Steak / Chicken Chesapeake Plus Soup or Salad & Dessert full menu also available

400 WASHINGTON STREET ~ 609-770-8559


Page 6

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/18: Tisha’s And 5 West Pub Employee Christmas Party PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Local

Organic

Fresh

This week includes... Local free range turkey ramen Cannellini escarole mustard green stew Grass-fed-only beef bone pho-style broth Free range organic

chicken, onion and garlic in grilled tortillas

Bento-style, veggie-centric lunchbox Delivery or pickup • Mon - Fri $12 - $15

Jess, Cat, Kelly

w ww . faithcooks . com faithcooks78@gmail.com • 609-972-7307

cape may’s original farm-to-table

Andrew, Colleen, Kristin, Steph, Arlene

OPEN DAILY @ 5pm THRU DECEMBER 31 call to book your table! 609-884-5882 • 104 jackson street, cape may VISIT OUR CHOCOLATE BAR NEXT DOOR!

Lisa, Jamie, Bill, Meg


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 7


Page 8

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Exit Zero Almanac

All the meteorological, oceanographic and other scientific data you need to plan your weekend! WEATHER

THU December 28 FRI December 29 SAT

December 30

SUN

December 31

MON January 1

32

SUNRISE

7:17

SUNSET

MOON PHASE

4:45

2 7 8 J 33 7:17 4:46 h 7 8 K 36 7:18 4:47 h 7 8 L 33

7:18

4:47

2 7 8 M 30 7:18 4:48 2 7 8 @

LOW TIDE

HIGH TIDE

OCEAN TEMP

SURF REPORT

3:26pm

43

N/A

10:18am 4:28pm

43

N/A

11:17am

5:27pm

43

N/A

12:11pm 6:24pm

43

N/A

1:07pm

43

N/A

9:16am

7:21pm

ASHINGTON INN Peace, Harmony & Happiness To All! open featuring south jersey’s most extensive wine list wine bar happy hour 4-6 nightly december friday fives! $5 small plates, wines open fri & sat from 4pm... free valet parking 26-31 801 washington street • washingtoninn.com • 609-884-5697


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 9

Homemade Pierogis


Page 10

Thursday, December 28, 2017

EXIT ZERO BURNS SUPPER

12/10: Captain Nick Fedoroff Celebration At Convention Hall PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

The hot event that puts the JOY into January.

DON’T MISS IT!

Jamie, Emily, A., Nelia, Stefania

See pages 40-41.

RSK Doughnuts COFFEE • BAKED GOODS • & MORE

Lauren, Reese, Emery, Cappy, Shawnee, Talia

DOUGHNUTS MADE HOT & FRESH IN FRONT OF YOU... Cinnamon Sugar, Maple Dipped, Chocolate Dipped & Vanilla Dipped.

Carpenters Lane & Decatur • 609-536-8868

Lori and Payton Brion, Kaitlyn Loftus and Kenadie Szczur, Steph Bada


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 11

Goings-On Around Town

The happenings and events in America’s Original Seaside Resort THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW Where: Cape May Stage. Robert Shackleton Playhouse. When: Thursday-Saturday 7:3opm. Saturday and Sunday 3pm. Through December 30. How Much: Adult/$40.00. Senior/$35.00. Student and Military/$24.00. Preview and Best Value Show/$24.00. Opening Night/$53.00. All tickets have a $2.50 processing fee per ticket. Know This: This silly, slap-stick pastiche is the perfect way to usher in the holidays or stay in the spirit through New Year’s Eve! More Info: Call 609-770-8311. OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT Where: Carroll Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate. When: Now-January 1. Hours vary. How Much: Free! Know This: An exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and much more! More Info: Call 609-884-5404.

WINTER WONDERLAND Where: Congress Hall When: Now-December 31. Thursday’s, Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s. How Much: Free to enter. Know This: Explore unique gifts from various merchants in the enchanted shopping village. Sip on a cozy cup of hot cocoa and enjoy special seasonal treats as you mosey on over to Santa’s Workshop. All aboard the Congress Hall Express! You won’t want to miss the train ride as it travels around Cape May’s North Pole. More Info: Call 609-884-8421. A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO SHOW Where: In Congress Hall’s Harrison Room. When: December 28-30. 7:30-9pm. How Much: $25/general admission. $59/ dinner and show. Know This: In an impressive and amusing feat, this telling is performed as a 1940s radio play with one person providing all of the characters’ voices and sound effects in

a rollicking, creative adaptation of Dickens’ classic work. More Info: Call 609-884-6542. ROLLER SKATING Where: Cape May Convention Hall. When: Dates and times vary. Visit discovercapemay.nj.com. How Much: Admission fee is $5 per person. Skate rental is $2 for traditional skates and $4 for in-line skates. Admission for nonskaters is $2. Know This: It’s a Cape May tradition! Adult, teen and toddler times available. More Info: Call 609-884-9565. THE RUSTY NAIL NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY Where: The Rusty Nail. When: December 31. How Much: $50/person. Must be 21. Admission includes open bar, appetizers, Champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment. Know This: Say hello to 2018 at The Nail’s

Harbor View Restaurant, marina & bar

Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday All Winter!

Open

954 OCEAN DRIVE, CAPE MAY ¯ (609) 884-5444 ¯ HARBORVIEWCAPEMAY.COM


Page 12

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Beach Bash this New Year’s Eve. For the first year ever, they will be sending out 2017 with an indoor beach party. The heat is on so put on your flip flops and Aloha shirts and dance the night away to the rockin’ sounds of DogHouse. Count down to midnight in the indoor sand pit, and watch as the beach ball drops at midnight. More Info: Call 609-884-8421.

Know This: Celebrate the legacy of Scotland’s famed poet, Rabbie Burns. Featuring fabulous Celtic music from the BastardBearded Irishmen and Nae Breeks Pipe &

Drums. PLUS free Usquabach Scotch tasting 5-6:30pm. It’s the event of the winter! More Info: Buy tickets online at ezstore.us or call 609-770-8479.

THANKFUL THURSDAY Where: Cold Spring Brewery. When: January 11. 4-8pm. How Much: Free! Know This: Celebrate by raising a glass to the Cape May County Chamber Education Foundation who support, enhance, and promote education and training programs that develop the skills, knowledge, and leadership of our local professionals and youth in order to advance the county’s talent, entrepreneurial spirit, and economic growth. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to CMCCEF More Info: Call 609-898-2300 ext 11. EXIT ZERO BURNS SUPPER Where: Cape May Convention Hall. When: January 26. 5-11pm. How Much: $35

It’s almost time for the event of the winter, the 14th Annual Exit Zero Burns Supper.

LUNCH, DINNER AND LATE NIGHT friday, december 29 Mike Flanigan 10:00pm

Thursday, december 28 Simo & Dobbs 9:30pm

saturday, december 30 Ken Shiles & Valerie 10:00pm

sunday, december 31 New Years Eve with Ken Shiles Band - 10:00pm

Holiday Gift Cards Available! (online & onsite)

NEW Year’s Eve

sunday, december 31 - 7pm

Open Daily from 11:30am

a la carte menu (seating is from 5-10pm) Live music - Ken Shiles Band 9pm & 1am DJ Düd (dude) 10pm & 2am Complimentary toast at midnight!

Happy Hour - monday through friday 3-6pm & sunday 11:30am-6pm! 1 4 2 D EC AT U R S T REET

on the

WA S HI NGTO N STR EET MALL • (609) 884- 34 49 • fins cap emay. c om


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 13

12/10: Captain Nick Fedoroff Celebration At Convention Hall

Riley, Shannon, Victoria, Vanessa

Santa and his crew

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

at Congress Hall

Cape May’s Living Room

Live Entertainment | brownroomcapemay.com


Page 14

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mystery Photo Contest

Think you know this local landmark? Email info@exitzero.us and write MYSTERY PHOTO in the subject line. Don’t forget to tell us your name and address. Entries must be received by the Monday after publication. The first name picked from the correct entries wins a $20 Exit Zero gift certificate. The answer and winner is posted on our Facebook page every Friday.

Happy New Year! New hours from January 1 Open Thu - Sun from 5pm

Winter Prix Fixe Menu

$33 per person every Thu & Sun all night long 1301 Beach Avenue | Cape May | 609.884.9090 | petershieldsinn.com


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 15

Ramblings From The Editor

H

Ideas, idle gossip and occasionally important odds ’n’ ends... by Jack Wright

ere’s some exciting news to end the year. There might finally be a future befitting one of Cape May’s most elegant and neglected buildings. Plans are afoot to move a dramatically expanded and improved library from its current site on Ocean Street to the Franklin Street School. Mayor Chuck Lear is expected to offer more information at his address on January 2. In a release issued last Friday, he said, “We are fortunate to have Cape May County operate the current library for our use, but it still has limited space for research and reading and virtually no space for meetings, lectures, exhibits or socializing. “My initial library idea was about a new facility, but the city-owned Franklin Street School, currently under a long-term lease with the Center for Community Arts, and the adjacent gymnasium might be an ideal site for an upgraded library and community center serving Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point.” As well as functioning as a library, the

new space could also be a great venue for museum exhibits involving the Greater Cape May Historical Society as well as continuing to accomplish some of the CCA’s interests — particularly the promotion of the city’s African-American heritage. Franklin Street School was opened in September 1928 as an elementary school for local African-American children. Twenty years later, with segregation banned by New Jersey, there was no longer that need. For decades this wonderful old building has lain

A Safe & Happy

New Year!

practically unused. “The critical first step for the county and the city is a feasibility study,” said Lear. “Depending on the outcome of the feasibility study, discussions and negotiations with county officials could continue.” On the same subject, the Library Commission of Cape May has developed a survey about the services available at the city library. They will be mailed out to residents, plus there are copies available at City Hall and in the library — in both English and Spanish. The Spanish translation was completed by Para Plus Translations, who donated their services. A generous thing to do. Don’t miss the Exit Zero Burns Supper, at Cape May Convention Hall on Friday, January 26. There will be 320 people seated café-style, enjoying music from Pittsburgh’s Bastard Bearded Irishmen as well as the pipers and drummers of Nae Breeks. We’re also hosting a whisky sponsor, thanks to the folks at Usquaebach, a fabulous 250-year old Scotch. Buy your tickets online at ezstore.us, or call us at 609-770-8479.

³

Happy New Year

From our family to yours NY Eve: We close at 3 pm 609-536-2023 • JessieCreekWinery.com

Cape May Court House at the end of Hand Ave on Route 47

The Lobster House


Page 16

Happy New Year to our beloved advertisers & adorable readers!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/10: Captain Nick Fedoroff Celebration At Convention Hall PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Makenna, Christine, Patty, Rylie

Miss Linda, Dina Matthews, Briar McNeill, The Rosetts

Shamise Hart, Santa and two reindeer


Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/10: Captain Nick Fedoroff Celebration At Convention Hall PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Page 17

Lucky Bones Backwater GrillE

Brody, Payton and Jenny Shoemaker

Wednesdays Local Oyster Night

The Lance family

$1 Oysters

All Night Miguel’s Oyster Specials OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER DAILY Paul, Catherine, Richard, Gabriella

1200 RT 109 SOUTH, CAPE MAY 609-884-BONE (2663)


Page 18

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/11: MAC’s 35th Annual Staff Christmas Party At The Grand Hotel

Harry, Millie

Suzie Zingman-Leith, Michael Zuckerman

Sophia Botton, June Buthy

Janet Y., Emily McLaughlin

Dory Coe, Gail Reilly

Dave and Sandi Adams

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Collier’s liquor store

open Fri, Sat & Sun Dec 29-31

Happy New Year!

1 SUNSET BOULEVARD, CAPE MAY (609) 898-0100 | blackduckonsunset.com

NY Eve ’Til 10pm regular hours

SUN-WED til 8 Ÿ THU-FRI til 9 Ÿ SAT til 10 202 JACKSON Ÿ 609-884-8488 follow us on instagram

& facebook for weekly specials


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 19

JOIN US FOR OUR LAST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR RE-OPENING FEBRUARY 17 WE’LL ALSO BE OPEN FOR SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY DINNERS. open this week thursday-sunday– kitchen 8-3pm, market 8-5pm more info on beachplumfarmcapemay . com

140 Stevens Street, West Cape May | 609.602.0128 | beachplumfarmcapemay.com


Page 20

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dish Of The Week We’re taking a winter break Closing Jan 2 — Reopening Feb 9!

Around 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and the majority center around one goal: getting healthy. This means New Year’s Eve is likely your last hurrah, folks. So even if you’ve got a fancy-pants dinner planned, stop off, first, for a cheesesteak flatbread at Fins. With Cheese Whiz, filet tips, cheddar, mozzarella, a bacon shallot marmalade and spicy ketchup, it has “last hurrah” written all over it. Tomorrow, you’ll get healthy. But tonight, you’ll party like it’s 2017.

BEER OF THE WEEK Cape May IPA IPA ABV: 6.3% Cape May Brewing Company

Reservations 609-884-9119

lunch & dinner daily thru january 1

322 Washington Street Mall, Cape May tishasfinedining.com

HALF-PRICE WINE BY THE BOTTLE ALL DAY FRIDAY!

Casual Pub Atmosphere

HAPPY NEW YEAR! DINNER SPECIALS CHAMPAGNE TOAST No Reservations LUNCH & DINNER DAILY Sun-Thu 11:30-10 Fri & Sat 11:30-11

Made By G Sparkling Red $17.99 from Sunset Liquors 106 Sunset Boulevard

A pleasant, funny, fruity and sparkling wine. In the mouth, the fresh grape flavor is the first thing that hits you. It’s great before a meal with heavier appetizers or cured meats.

Cocktail Of The Week

Ÿ FABULOUS FOOD Ÿ COOL COCKTAILS

kitchen hours

The American IPA named for America’s Oldest Seaside Resort, Cape May IPA is loaded with floral and citrus notes, slightly bitter with a peppery finish. Dry-hopped with almost a pound per barrel, it’s the brew that’s crafted on the Cape.

WINE OF THE WEEK

3729 Bayshore Rd, N. Cape May (609) 889-7000 5Westpub.com

New Year’s Eve and champagne go together like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, January 1st and a hangover. This year, put on your sparkliest attire and order yourself a sparkly cocktail to match. We’re talking about the Ebbitt Room’s pear and cranberry bellini, made with fresh pear puree, elderflower liqueur and — the drink of the hour — champagne. Fun fact: The approximate number of bubbles in the average champagne flute is one million. See? You’re starting the new year off wiser already. Cheers! And remember, taxis and Ubers are your friends.

ENTER THE CLIPART CONTEST This is the Champagne Issue, which is why we hid a couple clinkin’ little glasses in an ad. Enter in one of two ways: 1. Send an email to info@ exitzero.us (write CLIPART CONTEST in the subject line) with the name of the ad that contains the clipart, including your name, address and telephone number; 2. Mail your entry to Exit Zero Clipart Contest, 109 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204. Include your name and address. Entries by January 4. One winner picked at random will receive a $20 Exit Zero gift certificate. The winner’s name will be posted on our Facebook page each Friday. This is the size of the image you’re looking for!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 21

12/11: MAC’s 35th Annual Staff Christmas Party At The Grand Hotel

Louis and Rainbow McAtee

Merry Christmas from the gang

Sandi Adams, Arlette Wright

Greg, Dagmar

The Perfect 10 “Mac Dream Team”

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479


Page 22

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/11: MAC’s 35th Annual Staff Christmas Party At The Grand Hotel PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Alan and Karen McGuire

Dave, Jerry, Elan Zingman-Leith

Scott Griffith, Jean Barrabough, Barbara Hubmaster

Rosemary, Carolyn, Molly

Jill, Lee, Anna

Judy, Peggy, Betty


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 23


Page 24

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/4: CM Lutheran Church Women’s Luncheon At The Washington Inn PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

SUNSET LIQUORS

Bea Lee, MaryAnn Mosso, Pat Moll

Sunset & broadway

from jan 1... 11-10 mon-sat & 12-10 sun

open till 10pm ON new year’s Eve • 609-435-5052

Uncle Bill’s & FAMILY RESTAURANT

Have a warm and fluffy New Year! open

7:00am-2:00pm

closing january

7...

reopening march

BEACH & PERRY, CAPE MAY

Barbara Duus, Pat Hight, Sharon Teaney

16 Joy Serena, Jeanne Powick, Philomena Howell


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 25

OPEN 7 DAYS THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS Daily from noon | Christmas Day from 5pm WOOD-FIRED BRICK OVEN PIZZA Start your night underground at the Boiler Room, where locals dine on made-to-order pizza, cold beers, and more, featuring fresh ingredients from our very own Beach Plum Farm. BEER & COCKTAILS • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT • BILLY D. LIGHT TRIO NYE

BOILERROOMCAPEMAY.COM DINNER, LATE-NIGHT MENUS AND TAKEOUT | 609.884.6507 | 200 CONGRESS PLACE


Page 26

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Must-Have Of The Week

Searching our favorite places in Cape May for those goodies you need to enjoy now! We went in search of some champagne-appropriate products and found the answer from Collier’s Liquor Store on Jackson Street. The Items: Champagne gift baskets. The Appeal: Need a lastminute gift idea? Well, you can’t go wrong with giving booze. So say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with a basket of sparkling wine and goodies from your local liquor store and let the good times roll! The Price: Prices vary. Call 609-884-8488 to order your custom-made basket. (Sample picture — not all of this is available at Collier’s)

spend

$85 or more and

Get a FREE $10 gift card

A local cafe with a wholesome aroma

Serving breakfast ’til 3pm daily Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Friendly SUN-THU 8-3 FRI & SAT 8-9 DINNER SERVED FROM 5 pm 406 N. Broadway, West Cape May 609-884-6332 • www.bellavidacafe.com

Happy Holidays!”

135 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May 609-425-6434 l Open Thu-Mon 10-5 capemayhoneyfarm . com


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 27

The Warmth of Jackson Street A Balance of Style & Soul

Cape May natives and visitors gather around the Ebbitt Room’s lively bar, enjoying good company and live piano music. Stop by and sip cocktails that pair perfectly with farm-inspired meals from local Beach Plum Farm.

• Open Nightly Through December • Piano Friday and Saturday Nights • Complimentary Valet Parking

Half-priced beer and wine-by-the-glass Monday – Friday, 4pm - 6pm. Prix fixe menu Sunday - Friday night for $35, 5pm - 6:30pm.

Reservations 609.884.5700 | EbbittRoom.com | 25 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204


Page 28

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/4: CM Lutheran Church Women’s Luncheon At The Washington Inn PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Rev. Jeff Elliott, Nancy Souder, Flossie Young

AMERICAN STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE Serving

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Everyday

Jan Simms, Fran Rink, Anna May Manning, Marge Carter, Anne Burrows

Breakfast ~ 7:30 am to 1 pm with Mimosas & Bloody Marys Lunch ~ 11 am to 4 pm Dinner ~ 4 to 9 pm weekdays • 4 to 10 pm weekends

IN THE BAR

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

Beer Specials

9 PM

50¢ Wing Night

Terry O’ke

Now Hiring

All Positions ~ Stop by & apply Grande Center Shopping Mall • Rio Grande, New Jersey

609-889-2000 • www.riostation.com

Florence Haines, Carol Hartman, Kathy Moran, Elinor Brasher


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 29

The Old Fogey

I

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

do adore champagne. I was saying just that very thing to my dear friend Bubbles Devere at an upscale reception at the D’Catur Mansion last week, and engaging in healthy debate with the editor of this very rag, a tuxedo’d Scotchman who exudes a certain virility as other men exude sweat. He was sipping at a pint of single malt, whereas Bubbles and I were throwing back champagne like there was no tomorrow, and I was reminded that Cape May was once the champagne capital of the world. The beverage was first known as capemagne and we exported so much that we had to dig a canal to meet demand. We also had a pipeline that ran under Wildwood, but enterprising locals tapped into it and were drunk as skunks for an entire year, so that was shut down (after being amusingly filled with gasoline — it made no difference to the thieving imbibers, at least until one of them lit a cigarette). But we were the toast of the world, until one careless day we allowed a party of Frenchmen to enter the city. Normally, a combination of carefully worded laws and

a pack of trained doberman pinschers prevents any such Gallic incursion, but we were careless, and a trio of beret’d fellow sneaked in and bludgeoned the guards at the champagne factory with a stale baguette, before making off with the recipe (wait… you thought champagne was like wine? Oh non! It is a purely chemical process, involving spring water, a bubble machine and a sticky syrup whose ingredients I cannot disclose, mostly because those French scoundrels stole the only copy of the recipe). Well, they rebranded and instead of

using the same packaging as we did — capemagne came in waxed paper sacks — they got all fancy with bottles and embossed labels. Well, we made quite a fuss, I tell you, and employed some hoity-toity lawyers from New York to take it to court, and won a substantial amount of money. I can’t recall what we did with it, but if I remember correctly, our accountant said he was buying large stakes in such unheard-of fledgling companies as Apple, Facebook, Google and Bitcoin. I told him he was a fool, but to go ahead anyway if it kept him out of mischief. I think he buried the paperwork in a tin box on the beach somewhere: if you stumble upon it, do be a darling and bring it to the Mansion, won’t you? The container is a shortbread tin from the old country, depicting a burly man in a kilt, with a little dog looking up it and a caption saying “Jings! Whit’s that?” or some such gibberish. Anyway, it being 8am, it is time to open a bag of vintage capemagne: I have a glass with my morning caviar and toast, and it sets me up nicely.

THIS JANUARY,

EXPERIENCE

SOME LOCAL LOVE

open thursday-sunday this january for tastings, distillery tours & farm-fresh cocktails

916 SHUNPIKE RD, CAPE MAY (NORTH OF THE CANAL) | 609 770 3381 | NAUTISPIRITS.COM


Page 30

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/11: Montreal Inn Holiday Party At Oyster Bay

Jose Velez, Edith Ramos

Elizabeth, Juan (Tito)

Glenda and Jose Curbelo

M., Dustin

Jose Awrosa, Norma Rosario, Jose Rosario Jr and lady

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479 324 Carpenter’s Lane spicecellar.net

315 ocean street capemaygourmet.net

SWEET, SPICY, LUSCIOUS & NUTTY. We’re everything you’re looking for. Great offers all season long in stores, online and facebook.

324 Carpenter’s Lane capemayoliveoilcompany.com

516 Carpenter’s Lane capemaypeanutbutterco.com


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 31


h our

Page 32

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Congress Hall’s

Winter Wonderland Spectacular

OPEN DAILY DECEMBER 21 - 31


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 33

DON’T MISS THE TRAIN THIS SEASON! Celebrate the most magical time of year in Cape May with our annual holiday events for the whole family. Festive Holiday Decorations Ride the Congress Hall Express and Carousel Holiday Shopping Village with over 15 specialty vendors Gingerbread Decorating with Mrs. Claus Story Time with Mrs. Claus Crafts in Santa’s Workshop Holiday Ceramics Winter Wonderland Concert Series Tasty Treats and Delicious Drinks

WINTERWONDERLAND2017.COM


Page 34

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/11: Montreal Inn Holiday Party At Oyster Bay PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Larry, Jonathan, Joe, Miriam and Allyson Hirsch

Stop in to see what’s on tap!

Maria and Nick Leonetti, Alexis and Chris Hagner, Sue and Mark Ehrhardt, Alyssa Waldron, Chad Lindholm

WINERY TOURS 2pm Saturdays Reservations Required

711 Townbank Road, N. Cape May Sun–Thu 12-5 / Fri & Sat 12-6 capemaywinery.com John and Beth Hassay, Colleen and Jason Black, Nancy Wilson, Ken York


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 35


Page 36

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Guide What You Need To Know About The Food And The Vibe

Meals Served

Price Of Entrées

Bar Or BYOB?

Should I Food For Other Book? Kids? Details

B, L, D

$5-$32 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

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

BYOB

D

$15-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

NO

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

D, Sunday L

Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

NO

YES

Bar Menu and Cocktails

Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

NO

NO

u

FULL BAR

YES

YES

b H

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

Aleathea’s is located right across the street from the beach. Weather permitting, enjoy a cocktail on their lovely porch as you watch people go by. NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

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

There are lots of homemade selections, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian items as well as belly-filling options for carnivores.

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 with some good early bird specials. CLOSED, BUT REOPENING DECEMBER 29, 30, 31.

THE BLUE PIG TAVERN 200 Congress Place, Cape May (609) 884-8422 www.caperesorts.com/bluepigtavern

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, with a choice of indoor and outdoor dining.

THE BOILER ROOM 200 Congress Place, Cape May (609) 884-8421 www.caperesorts.com/boilerroom

The Boiler Room has a chic industrial vibe with exposed brickwork, stainless steel table tops and a dance floor that’s often bopping. And now they serve brick-oven pizza with draft beers!

THE BROWN ROOM 200 Congress Place, Cape May (609) 884-8422 www.caperesorts.com/brownroom

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

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

By day it’s a family-friendly restaurant with open windows that allow the ocean breezes in. By night it’s one of the liveliest spots in town with great live bands and a fun crowd.

B, L, D

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

DELANEY’S IRISH PUB & GRILL 400 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 770-8559 www.delaneyscapemay.com

The addition of an Irish pub has been a popular one in Cape May. As you’d expect, this is the place to get Guinness, and good pub grub. The burgers and meat pies have been receiving rave reviews.

L, D

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

b H

THE EBBITT ROOM 25 Jackson Street, Cape May (609) 884-5700 www.caperesorts.com/ebbittroom

Enjoy your meal on The Ebbitt Room porch, overlooking tree-lined Jackson Street, or take in the buzzy vibe of the dining room and expanded bar for a quintessential Cape May dining experience.

D

$28-$38 V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

YES

NO

u

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

Casual and family-friendly, E. M. Hemingway’s, in the heart of the oceanfront Grand Hotel, offers fine seafood, prime beef and excellent specials. A popular spot for locals.

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

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

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

L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H U

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.

B, L, D

$6-$30 Cards: V, MC

FULL BAR

NO

YES

ub HU

B, L, D

u b YES

YES

H U u NO

YES

H U u b H u b H

U

u b H

KEY u Onsite parking b Wheelchair accessible H Takeout available U Dog-friendly patio in season


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 37

12/11: Family Promise Christmas Party At The Mad Batter

Lori Johnson, Madeline Baxter, Marylou and Bruce L.

Chuck, Annette

Bernadette Matthews, Sanrda Jensen, Cape May Castagnettas

Joe and Diane Klineburger

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479


Page 38

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Guide What You Need To Know About The Food And The Vibe

Meals Served

Price Of Entrées

Bar Or BYOB?

Should I Food For Other Book? Kids? Details

THE LOBSTER HOUSE Fisherman’s Wharf, Cape May (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 before dinner is a must-do Cape May experience.

B, L, D

$5-$48.50 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

NO

YES

LOUISA’S CAFÉ 104 Jackson Street, Cape May (609) 884-5882

Long before farm to table was the hot new thing to talk about, Louisa’s was practicing that philosophy. Thirty-six years later, they’re maintaining that simple culinary excellence. Fresh ingredients, good food.

D

$21-$28 Cash Only

BYOB

YES

NO

LUCKY BONES 1200 Route 109, Cape May 609) 884-BONE www.luckybonesgrill.com

A huge hit and locals’ favorite for a reason. Excellent food (the thin-crust pizzas are excellent), great bar vibe and service. Lucky Bones gets it right every time.

L, D

$6-$25 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

For tables of eight or more

YES

u b H

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. Listen to live piano music as you eat, or linger over cocktails at the classic bar.

D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H U

OYSTER BAY 615 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-2111 www.oysterbayrestaurant.com

A lovely dining room, a beautiful new bar and restaurant area that’s proving to be a huge hit, a new bar menu, great martinis and classic, generous dishes. CLOSES FOR THE SEASON DECEMBER 9.

D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

PETER SHIELDS INN 1301 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-9090 www.petershieldsinn.com RIO STATION 3505 Route 9 South, Rio Grande (609) 889-2000

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

D

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

BYOB

YES

NO

H

While everything around it has changed, the Rio is still serving excellent food with old-style, friendly service. Really good wings too! And now, drum roll... they have unveiled an exciting breakfast menu.

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

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

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

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

u b H U

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

This local favorite serves delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And they have a petfirendly patio too. Check out their sister restaurant, 5 West Pub, too.

B, L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

b U

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. Great spot for outdoor dining on the mall. Check their ad for upcoming live entertainment.

L, D

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

b H

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

Reliably good food — there is a reason why people wait.. Open daily. You can sit outside with ocean and beach views and dine with your dog if the weather is nice.

B, L

$4-$9 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

NO

YES

u b H U

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

u b H U

KEY u Onsite parking b Wheelchair accessible H Takeout available U Dog-friendly patio in season


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 39

12/11: Family Promise Christmas Party At The Mad Batter

Kate and Mickey Chew

Mickey’s birthday crew

Alan and Jeanne Shelley

Kimberly, Jomar, Kathleen

Melodee and Steven Mallek

Nels, Ms Beck

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Hats

Tees

Tanks

Sweatshirts

Hoodies

Zip-Ups

Jewelry

Art

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2017 SEASON!

50% OFF ENTIRE STORE DECEMBER 30 & 31

Shop Online at www.theflyingfishstudio.com Use Code “50OFF” for online discount December 30 & 31 130 Park Boulevard • 609-884-2760 • theflyingfishstudio.com


Page 40

Thursday, December 28, 2017

EXIT ZERO BURNS SUPPER The 14 Annual th

USQUAEBACH

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

Cape May Convention Hall FEATURING FABULOUS CELTIC MUSIC FROM...

BASTARD BEARDED IRISHMEN

NAE BREEKS PIPE & DRUMS PLUS! FREE USQUAEBACH SCOTCH TASTING FROM 5pm - 6:30pm

Tickets Only $35! Includes 3-course meal — Haggis or Shepherd’s Pie Reserve seats online @ ezstore.us or call 609-770-8479 Doors open 5pm


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 41

Celebrate the legacy of Scotland’s famed poet, Rabbie Burns. Hosted by Exit Zero Editor Jack Wright.


Page 42

Thursday, December 28, 2017

MaryAnn’s CONTEMPORARY

& ESTATE JEWELRY

Vintage Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet

12/11: Family Promise Christmas Party At The Mad Batter PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

John Amenhauser, Mayor Mike Clark, Allison Murphy

511 WASHINGTON STREET MALL, CAPE MAY (next to fudge kitchen) • (609) 898-8786 Also at 15 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede • (856) 939-0230

Senator Jeff Van Drew, Gail Fitz

Ed and Teresa Henry

OPEN ALL YEAR 318 Washington Street Mall CAPE MAY 609-884-9234

bathtimecapemay.com

Joan Safaryn, Larissa Smith, Barbara Allison


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 43

12/16: Holiday Open House At Coastline Realty

Coastline Realty crew PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Great Gifts... from American Artisans HAPPY NEW YEAR!

324 WASHINGTON STREET MALL, CAPE MAY

shop@redoakcapemay.com | 609-827-8320 | Facebook: Red Oak Trading


Page 44

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/6: DeSatnick Real Estate Christmas Party At Oyster Bay

The deSatnick crew PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Mappy New Year! CAP

E MAY

Latitude/Longitude Jewelry, Charms & Keychains

Feel good. Live well.

JACKSON & CARPENTER’S goodscentscapemay.com


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 45

12/16: Ugly Sweater Party At The Ugly Mug

Bobby, Tanya, Kim, Don, Cheryl PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

W

If a monkey farts in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Available as a body spray, soap bar & bath bomb

526 Washington Street Mall 866-400-SOAP  aplaceonearth.com

PATRICIA JACKSON

From the White House to YOUR house, our best-selling new soap

Jewelers

Covfefe Creators of Cape May and Exit 0 Charms!

Happy NewWITH Year! A HINT OF

CHERRY ALMOND

REGRET ... OPEN DAILY Dec 28-31 Noon-5 pm Available as a body spray,

Custom work in platinum,soap 18kbar&&14k bath gold bomb or sterling silver is our specialty. only on - premises jewelers in the area 526 Washington Street Mall

414 Bank Street • 884-0323 • patjacksonjewelers.com  aplaceonearth.com 866-400-SOAP


Page 46

Thursday, December 28, 2017

CASALE’S SHOE STORE

Holiday Sale! 20% OFF ALL shoes

12/12: Dellas 5 & 10 Christmas Party PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Jon, Norman Jr, Elizabeth, Norman IV, Norman III, Kim Dellas

Real Books for Real People

Jose Rameriez, Lil Beck, Steph Yodis

Cape Atlantic Book Company OPEN @10am

City Centre Mall 2nd floor Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 846-7688 Ÿ capeatlanticbookco.com

Elizabeth Dellas, Marcus Knight, Kim Dellas, Holly Hilvert, Burt Myrick


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 47

Vacation in a box! The Exit Zero Discount Deck

SAVE around $450 on some of Cape May’s finest restaurants, stores, salons & activities. PAY just $20! Available at the online Exit Zero Store... visit ezstore.us. Or call us on 609-770-8479.


Page 48

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Warm up for the holidays with our VERY affordable ponchos, gloves & headwraps

12/12: Dellas 5 & 10 Christmas Party PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Kaleidoscope

Chris, Gary

506 Washington Street Mall, Cape May 609-884-1702 · scopecapemay.com

Alysha, Norman

Amber Vancleave, Vincent Davis

Carly and Vicki Timberman


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 49


Page 50

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Making Spirits Bright!

The Exit Zero Crossword

Making Spirits Bright!

Your Holiday HQ

The theme is Champagne... compiled by Katie Repici

open daily thru christmas

1 2

3

4

5

6

407 Washington Street Cape May 609-884-0334 henryscm.com

Your Holiday Headquarters! A

8

9

10

11

12 13

14

15

R Open every day through E H Christmas

16

17 18

BO

19

20

21

R

CAP

7

22 23

SHELL

24

AUTO REPAIR Located At Exit 0 on The GSP

25

FOREIGN & ofDOMESTIC Exclusive Area Retailer

(609) 898-0855

www.capeharborshell.com

A New ’Do for the Holidays?

gift cards make great gifts! Buy Online 3704 BAYSHORE ROAD, NORTH CAPE MAY 609-889-6900 • evolutioncapemay.com

We wish everyone a safe holiday!

ACROSS tranquillo. Down Across 4.4 Shellfish with pearls, 5. Fruit often vintage pairedchampagne. with (3,8) 1 Popular Shellfish with a pearl, maybe. (7) maybe. 6 "Champagne _________" by 11 down. (9) champagne. 2 Woodwind instrument. (5) 3 Italian French champagne,_________” _____ Clicquot (5) white wine for that opening can be spumante, 6.8 “Champagne 7. Slang phrase used frizzante or tranquillo. (8) American entertainer Lawrence, whose style champagne. by9 11 down. came to be known as "champagne music". 8. French champagne, _____ (7,7) 5 Fruit often paired with champagne. (12) (4) 7 Slang phrase used for opening champagne. Clicquot 10 Back room at the strip club is often called 11. 90’s rock (7,7) band that sang 6 this. (so we've heard) (9,4) 9. American entertainer across. 11 90's rock band that sang 6 across. (5) 14 Commemoration, party, jamboree. Lawrence, whose style camee.g. (11) 12. One of the largest 12 One of theworld’s world's largest expensive 20 be champagne producers and a prominent Arid. (3) to known as “champagne expensive champagne champagne house. (4,3,7) 22 The Champagne of Beers. (6,4,4) music”. producers and a prominent 10. Back room at the strip club champagne house. (4,3,7) is often called this. (so we’ve 13. Colbie Caillat tune with the heard) (9,4) lyrics, “It starts in my toes, and I 14. Commemoration, party, crinkle my nose...” jamboree. e.g. 14. Beluga sturgeon is the most 20. Arid. rare and expensive this. 22. The “Champagne of 15. Unsweetened; very dry. Beers.” (6,4,4) 16. Sparkline white Italian 23. Mix peach puree with the wine. theme and get this cocktail. 17. A type, blend, or batch of 24. Occasion associated with wine, especially champagne. drinking champagne. (It’s in a 18. This is used for a single couple days!) (3,5,3) serving of champagne. 25. Bottle stopper. 19. Classic tv show with characters Sam Malone and Woody. 21. One of the most celebrated DOWN champagnes in rap music. 1. Popular vintage champagne. 22. Mix OJ with the theme and (3,8) get this cocktail. 2. Woodwind instrument. 3. Italian white wine that can be spumante, frizzante or SOLUTION ON PAGE 66


V Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 51

Estate Jewelry & Women’s Boutique

THE PINK HOUSE @ 33 Perry Street ON THE MALL @ 302 Washington Street victoriousincapemay.com OPEN DAILY @ 10


Page 52

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Snack While You Shop Stay energized during holiday shopping marathons with a treat from the Beach Plum Farm Bakery & Café located inside West End Garage. Featuring La Colombe Coffee products and homemade donuts, try one of La Colombe’s famous draft lattes, for a light, frothy coffee experience. HOURS: December 26-31 8am-4pm | January 1 8am-2pm

antique furniture • accessories • vintage memorabilia • framed artwork • home goods 609. 770. 826 1

|

4 8 4 P e rry S tre e t, C a pe M a y

|

t h ew es t en d g ar ag e.co m


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 53

The Activity Column

Y

Catherine Dugan’s guide to getting out there... this week, the countdown to 2018

ou’ve got a few days left to ponder your possibilities for 2018. What’s going to be different in 365 days? You could be planning a major life change, like a new home, a baby, or a run for office. Maybe you want to learn something — Cape May County Technical Schools offer useful courses in outboard motor repair, upholstery and woodworking, and certification in things like CPR and boater safety. They also offer enrichment courses for your leisure time, like guitar, dog obedience and Russian. Visit capemaytech.com for more information. Perhaps you need a party to kick 2017 to the curb. The Rusty Nail will ring in 2018 with an indoor beach party. Wear your flops and dance in the indoor sand pit. $50 general admission includes open bar, appetizers, a champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment. Add a buffet dinner at 6:30 or 8:30 for $75. Or, celebrate in classic style at Elaine’s, with dinner and a show for $75, complete with champagne toast and midnight breakfast. Treat yourself to

dinner at the Merion Inn, with an early, family-friendly seating at 4:30 with party hats, noisemakers and a “practice” countdown. Opt for the 7:00 seating at $90 per person for three courses plus piano music, a chef’s “amusee,” a champagne toast and another practice countdown, or go for the five-course meal at the 9:30 seating for $100 per person, with the real countdown to midnight. Tax and tip are extra. Plan to stay in? Your perfect New Year’s Eve may embrace the Danish concept of hygge, pronounced HYOO-ga, which kind of demands you shout it like a foghorn, but it’s more gentle than that. Hygge, meaning

something like “cozy togetherness,” has its roots in Norwegian for “wellbeing.” It describes the not-just-Scandinavian notion of reveling in a winter evening spent being quiet and rather lazy. Hygge can be a dinner with friends, a family curled up in the same room with different books, or a candlelit Tuesday dinner for one. If you love the idea of gathering with blankets and throw pillows, wearing clothes made for comfort instead of display, and spending time with people who don’t require constant conversation to connect, you may be practicing hygge. Swede Things likely has accessories to inspire you. Arm yourself for hygge with reading material from Cape Atlantic Book Company, pick up oversized mugs and hot chocolate from Love the Cook, start knitting a scarf with help from Fiber Arts, wrap yourself in a blanket from Flying Fish Studio and hygge out. If the piles of pillows hygge requires sounds like too much, try the Swedish concept of lagom — the “fruitful yet frugal” concept of living with “just enough.” Happy New Year!

GIFT CARDS AND GROWLERS ARE AVAILABLE! Free Entry & Parking For Brewery

Please check Facebook for hours and info! All profits support HCSV Foundation - A non-profit living history museum

733 S eaShore r oad , C ape M ay NJ 08204


Page 54

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/4: Annual Great Cookie Exchange At Cape May Elementary

Miroslava, Arsei

Angela, Maniya, Memphis, Mary, Carly, Christal, Tommy, Isaiah, Peggy, Mary

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

at Congress Hall

SIMPLE PLEASURES FROM THE SEA

seaspacapemay.com Call (609) 884-6543 to schedule an appointment


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 55

12/4: Annual Great Cookie Exchange At Cape May Elementary PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Peggy

Victoria Z., Penelope Cake

Stop Dogging It! WE OFFER CHILD CARE! Marie, Alex, Lee

NORTHBEACHGYM.com

www. Luke Gould, Oscar and Margie Hernandez

3845 BAYSHORE ROAD NORTH CAPE MAY (ACME PLAZA) 609-898-3800 Beatrice, Matilda, Kaylin


Thursday, December 28, 2017

S h s o pp u o in m a g F en p e r i ce Ex

Cape May ’s

Page 56

CAPE MAY WICKER

203 SunSet, WeSt Cape May • 884-1849 1930 Route 9, CleRMont • 624-3031

“North Cape®” outdoor wicker and wicker bedroom furniture. Also, candles, seasonal decorations, cushions, souvenirs.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 57

The Answer Lady

T

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. Or, simply sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and contemplate the wisdom herein. Dear Answer Lady Re: Last week’s Answer Lady in which she suggests that the lone Republican “suck it up” in the face of overzealous Democratic in-laws. I have to say I agree with you 100% of the time. Uncannily so. So this one came as a surprise. You really think the Republican should suck it up? My in-laws are Republicans and I posted a flier on my front door at Thanksgiving, saying they would be asked to leave if they brought up politics. Inexplicably, they still back Trump and I love them but can’t stand to hear them say that, so I stop it from happening. I think it’s totally unfair of him to have to suck it up. I felt for sure you would be turning on his wife’s family, who wanted to even bring up politics at Christmas dinner. — Whoa Answer Lady

Wise answers to perplexing questions

Dear Whoa The Answer Lady absolutely gets your point. You are quite right. Why should he or anyone be held hostage for their views and be made to feel badly because they differ from the others? BUT you can put a flier on your door warning those of the opposite end of the political spectrum to “stifle themselves” IF you are the one hosting the dinner. In this instance, our Republican friend was the guest in someone else’s house and in-laws at that. The Answer Lady still maintains

that Little R. must take the high road and suck it up for one night. Going toe to toe with your in-laws at Christmas is just not going to end well. He can still defend his position CIVILLY, with the hope that the angels will reward him later and make sure he hosts the next gathering in which he will take your advice and put that flier on the door. Dear Answer Lady I am dating two women off and on and don’t know what to do about New Year’s Eve? I can’t go out with both of them. Can I? — In a Fix Dear Fix Either stay home or make a decision. Your question suggests that if you could take them both out and get away with it, you would. The Answer Lady has no sympathy for you. What did you have in mind — a first seating at the Merion Inn for one and dinner by the fire at the Blue Pig for the other? The Answer Lady is curious as to whether the two women are aware of each other. She suspects not. Consider it your New Year’s resolution to figure out what it is you want out of a relationship.


Page 58

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/4: Annual Great Cookie Exchange At Cape May Elementary PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Shannon, Victoria, Ally, Zoey

Vicki, Benjamin, Eliana, Lisa

Jurgita, Aureja, Maria


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 59


Page 60

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/4: Annual Great Cookie Exchange At Cape May Elementary PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Jackie and crew

Christa and Chris Moore, Shannon, Aminah Roundtree

Sasha, Mariam


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 61


Page 62

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 63

Bird Droppings

Dispatches from the nation’s birdwatching capital… by Seymore Thanu

W

inter doesn’t mean bird watchers go into hibernation until spring. Birds don’t hibernate and many bird species are only found here in winter. So it’s actually an exciting time in Cape May. Every patch of open water holds waterfowl. Great places to look for excellent views of wigeon, northern pintail, gadwall, and other rakishly plumaged birds include Lilly Lake, Bunker Pond in Cape May Point State Park and ponds at South Cape May. The fields along Stevens Street in West Cape May often host wintering Canada geese and the possibility of a rare goose among them — perhaps a cackling goose or white-fronted. Among the regular species attending your bird feeders, you may find pine siskin and, in some years, common redpoll. These irruptive species typically hang out with American goldfinch and, like them, are crazy about thistle seed. Siskin are like more crisply streaked pointy-faced house finch. Redpolls are akin to small, plumpish

finches with a touch of red on the crown. When not clutching your thistle sock, the flocks festoon birch trees, where they feast upon birch catkin. This should surprise no one. Where redpoll breed, birch trees are about the only woody plant to thrive. In Cape May, redpoll often arrive as late as February so if you have none now don’t despair. I recall one February morning at the Second Avenue jetty when hundreds of redpoll flew in off the ocean at sunrise. Exhausted, the

birds collapsed in the dune grass to join the savannah sparrows that eek out a living in this sparse vegetation. A special subspecies of savannah sparrow, the Ipswich sparrow favors dune habitat. Breeding exclusively on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, wintering along the Atlantic coast, Ipswich is slightly larger than other races of savannah. If your field guide treats Ipswich sparrow as a separate species, it is way, way out of date.Here’s a special New Year’s challenge: Try to find an Ipswich. Hint: try the edge of the dunes between Cape May and Cape May Point. But avoid stepping into the dunes. If you find a small feeding group of savannah sparrows, the paleness of Ipswich will be immediately apparent. Other birds to look for in this habitat include horned lark, snow bunting and lapland longspur. Good luck. And be alert for Snowy Owls. It’s a banner year. Yes, I realize sparrows are an acquired taste, but they really are dapper and easier to identify than you think.

Happy New Year from

Accent On BEAUTY

THANK YOU... for your laughter, trust and friendship. Here’s to a wonderful, healthy 2018! 109 Sunset Boulevard

§

West Cape May

§

609-884-7040


Page 64

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/4: Annual Great Cookie Exchange At Cape May Elementary

Alex M.

Izzy Heinoid, Erica Cunha

Bryce and Jayce Weidman

Jane, June

Darrin, Dora

Yvonna

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

ving Ser he re t sho sey 80 r Je ce 19 sin

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE

Let US do the work while you relax!

FULL HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES RENTAL TURNOVERS POWER WASHING YEAR ROUND SERVICE WEEKLY • MONTHLY

609-884-1997


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 65

Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

Three beautiful dogs from the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center... call 465-8923

BRONSON maintains his big smile in spite of saying goodbye to his family when they moved and could not keep him. He was clearly loved by his family which included a small child who hugged him very tightly before he went to his kennel in the shelter. Bronson would be the best present this Christmas. Let him be loved again!

OLIVER is a senior boy found wandering in Woodbine. He is calm in his kennel and nestles in his bed. When it is time for a walk, Oliver ambles along like a distinguished, older gentleman and enjoys sniffing his new environment. He deserves to spend the rest of his years in a loving home where he can snuggle. He’s the perfect Christmas pup!

FENCING § VINYL § WOOD § CHAIN LINK § ALUMINUM § CUSTOM DESIGN RAILING § VINYL § ALUMINUM § GLASS & CABLE SHOWER ENCLOSURES § MAINTENANCE-FREE VINYL info@capemayfence.com § MODERNIZED WOOD info@capemayfence.com

609-435-4580

info@capemayfence.com

LUCHIE is an eight year old, neutered, intelligent, loving boxer mix. It is time this sweet boy finds a loving family that can take care of him. He used to live with kids, cats and other dogs. He loves going for walks and loves attention. Luchie is currently in foster care but he is still up for adoption. Give the gift of love this Christmas and adopt today!


Page 66

Thursday, December 28, 2017

re: think Health Insurance Millennium Administrators is an insurance agency focused exclusively on health insurance for the independent contractor, individual & employer — large or small

12/4: Annual Great Cookie Exchange At Cape May Elementary PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

For a free quote, call (866) MHG-2489 or email spicard@millennium-tpa.com www.millennium-tpa.com

CROSSWORD SOLUTION Meryl, Jackie, Kelly

ACROSS 4. Oysters 6. Supernova 8. Veuve 9. Welk 10. Champagne Room 14. Celebration 20. Dry 22. Miller High Life

23. Bellini 24. New Years Eve 25. Cork

DOWN 1. Dom Perignon 2. Flute 3. Prosecco 5. Strawberries 7. Popping Bottles 11. Oasis 12. Moet and Chandon 13. Bubbly

14. Caviar 15. Brut 16. Asti 17. Cuvee 18. Split 19. Cheers 21. Cristal 22. Mimosa

Robert Panaccio, VMD Robert Moffatt, VMD Nancy Reilly, VMD

Maya, Sonja, Anja

694 Petticoat Creek Lane, Cape May

884-1729

www.capemayvet.com Hours by Appointment

e r w y JoAnn Jones, Selena Robinson, JoAnn Jones, Jessica and Jeremiah Calderon


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 67

12/4: Annual Great Cookie Exchange At Cape May Elementary

Isabelle, Simona

The Cape May Castagnettas

Kristine and Elizabeth McHugh

Julia Calderon, Fiorella Placencia

Francie O’Neill, Jay Schatz

Linda and Lou Riccio

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479


Page 68

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/9: Army Versus Navy Game Viewing At The VFW

Mike, Gordon, Russ, Eddie, Ben, Ashby PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

The Name You Know. The Insurance You Trust. Come Visit Our Cape May Office!

jbyrneagency.com | 609-522-3406 917 Madison Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 69

Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

Three beautiful cats from the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center... call 465-8923

PHILLY lived her whole life with her brother. Although their owner loved them very much, he could no longer care for them, which is why they ended up here. Unfortunately, due to her age, Philly often gets passed by for the younger, energetic kitties. But she deserves love just like all the rest. Won’t you be the one this Christmas? She’s waiting...

LILY is a sweet lady whose owner passed. Now she is here at the shelter with her last years ahead of her. It’s alot for this old girl to handle. Lily just wishes that she could find another home again. Quiet with someone that just wants another old soul with them. Maybe watch tv again or read the paper. Remember Christmas is only days away!

ARTEMIS is the sweetest kitty you will ever meet. She becomes mush in your arms the second you hold her. And her cute little black dot on her nose is irresistable. Just come in and see for yourself! Although she requires two shots a day due to her diabetes, she takes it like a champ because she loves the attention. Give Artemis a second chance!

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONCIERGE SERVICE

’ Tis the season to be freezin’ l Property Inspections l Storm Prep & Cleanup l House Cleaning & Repairs l Personal Errands & More! 1400 texas avenue, unit #2, cape may (609) 884-8444 | wkrservices.com

815 Washington Street, Cape May Dennis J. Spilker

Manager/Funeral Director NJ Lic. No. 4038

David M. Danaher Funeral Director NJ Lic. No. 3285 Kevin J. Beare Funeral Director NJ Lic. No. 3806

Cherishing Life’s Moments

609-884-3793

www.spilkerfuneralhome.com Continuing a 90-Year Tradition of Serving the Cape May and Lower Township Area


Page 70

Thursday, December 28, 2017

IT’S YOUR BANK. MAKE IT YOUR CHOICE.

12/9: Army Versus Navy Game Viewing At The VFW PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

“My family’s banked with Sturdy for three generations. That’s how I knew it was the right bank for me.” KATY O’HARA & ZIGGY CAPE MAY

Andy, Dolores, Anne, Col. Rich

Fran, Mary R

R

13 convenient locations to serve you.

www.sturdyonline.com PMS - 208 609-463-5220 Jim, Donna, Matt


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 71

PROPERTY PAGES

BUSINESS-ONLY LISTING: CAPE MAY MARKET, PARK BOULEVARD Do not miss this opportunity to purchase Cape May Market, one of the island’s fastest-growing businesses, with untapped opportunities for continued growth. Layout and equipment professionally perfected for optimal efficiency. Vacationers and locals have come to appreciate Cape May Market’s coffee bar/juice bar, homemade baked goods, prepared and ready-to-go meals along with a full line of grocery and personal care items. Excellent location in high traffic and much soughtafter Wilbraham Park area with ample parking, walking distance to the beach, boutique shopping and other eateries. Extensive equipment list, point-of-sale system with more than 2000 items, Standard operating procedures for all departments, property is impeccably maintained. Easy to show. Call listing agent to make appointment. No direct inquiries at the premises, please.

Call Dee Lanzalotti at Jersey Cape Realty on 609-226-5000


Page 72

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 73

12/9: Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade At Sunset Beach Sportsman Club

PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

LISTED BY CHARITY R. CLARK CHARITYCAPEMAY@GMAIL.COM 609.408.2192

This classic home was built in 1896 but expanded and completely remodeled into a modern estate. The property has over 4200 square feet with beautifully landscaped gardens, a paver patio, covered porches, and 1 1/2 detached garage. Wood flooring, custom windows, built-ins, and custom transoms by Bruce Hipple are just a few things that makes this home extraordinary.

PRICE

1112 WASHINGTON STREET, CAPE MAY 6 BEDS, 4 BATHS $1,149,000

This classic home was built in 1896 but expanded and completely remodeled into a modern estate. The property has over 4200 square feet with beautifully landscaped gardens, a paver patio, covered porches, and 1 1/2 detached garage. Wood flooring, custom windows, built-ins, and custom transoms by Bruce Hipple are just a few things that makes this home extraordinary.

-

Cheers to a Happy New Year!


Page 74

Thursday, December 28, 2017

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW LISTINGS Our listings are selling and we need new inventory to offer. Whether it be selling or renting your home, we would love to be of service. Call us today! BEACH BLOCK

CLOSE TO BEACH

REMODELED

55+ COMMUNITY

222 FRANCES AVENUE VILLAS LISTED FOR $220,000 3 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

503 HOLLY AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT LISTED FOR $499,000 3 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom

101 MCKINLEY AVENUE VILLAS LISTED FOR $179,000 3 Bedroom |2 Bathroom

1204 TIDEWATER AVENUE RIO GRANDE LISTED FOR $289,900 3 Bedroom |2.5 Bathroom

BEACH FRONT

BEACH BLOCK

NEW CONSTRUCTION

5.133 ACRE PRIVATE ESTATE

201 HARVARD AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT LISTED FOR $965,000 50x100 Beach Front Lot

41 JACKSON STREET, UNIT 6 CAPE MAY LISTED FOR $325,000 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

209 PRINCETON AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT LISTED FOR $1,175,000 4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bathroom

780 TABERNACLE ROAD LOWER TOWNSHIP LISTED FOR $425,000 4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bathroom

BIKE RIDE TO BEACH

1.02 ACRES

LOVINGLY CARED FOR

BAY FRONT

151 STIMPSON LANE WEST CAPE MAY LISTED FOR $400,000 2 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

643 ROUTE 9 LOWER TOWNSHIP LISTED FOR $249,900 5 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom

105 PERSHING AVENUE CMCH LISTED FOR $169,000 2-3 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

107 MILLMAN LANE VILLAS LISTED FOR $399,900 4 Bedroom | 1.5 Bathroom

941 COLUMBIA AVENUE Ÿ CAPE MAY Ÿ 609-884-5005


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 75

RICHARD PARKER

Realtor Sales Associate GRI, CRS, ABR Featured Realtor on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt

609-602-8234

Rich@buycapemayrealestate.com

JUST REDUCED

503 Holly Avenue Cape May Point - $519,900 3 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom Available for sale is this quintessential Cape May Point cottage that has been loved and cherished by the same family for 70 years. Located less than 3 blocks to Cape May Point’s splendid beaches and stunning sunsets. Don’t miss out on this one and start creating your own Cape May Point memories.

PLEASE CALL RICH PARKER FOR DETAILS

BARBARA McPHERSON Realtor Sales Associate

Serving Clients for 20 Years: Buying, Selling & Renting

609-780-7652

Barbara@CoastlineRealty.com

INVENTORY IS GETTING LOW!

Give me a call today for a FREE Comparable Market Analysis. Price your property to SELL quickly! Educated BUYERS are on the move. Shouldn’t you be, too!

SOLD!

555 Elmira Street Cape May $537,500 Listing Agent

Search all Cape May area homes for sale at buycapemayrealestate.com

KIMBERLY GIPPLE Realtor Sales Associate

Resort & Second Home Specialist Circle of Excellence Award Winning Agent 2015–2016

609-972-9302

Kim@CoastlineRealty.com BAYFRONT HOME

THE LEGACY

107 Millman Lane Villas - $399,900 4 Bedroom | 1.5 Bathroom Corner Bayfront Home On the water!

1204 Tidewater Avenue The Legacy in Rio Grande $289,900 3 Bedroom | 2 Bath, 1 Half Walk to pool, clubhouse, gym!

Search online @ CoastlineRealty.com

CAROL A. MENZ Broker/Owner gri, sres, crs, abr, sfr, rsps NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award® Platinum 2015, 2016


Page 76

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/7: Board Of Cape Regional Medical Center At Lobster House

Susan Staeger, Marge Carter, Anne Burrows, Sue Handron, Julia Paolella, MaryAnn Mosso PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 77

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

107 HARVARD AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT FOR SALE! The Brigadune with beach access directly across the street! Situated on a double lot 100x100, this historic 6 BR/6 BA ocean front home was completely renovated in 1998. Highlights include first floor wrap around porch, chef’s kitchen, detailed trim and mill work and a grand stair case leading to upper levels. $2,599,900 Todd deSatnick 1001 Lafayette Street Cell: 609-780-2033 deSatnickRealEstate.com

501 BEACH AVENUE CAPE MAY Marquis de Lafayette CondoTel, 1 Bedroom Units Starting at $77,500. On-site Management, Pool, Beach Front, Hands Free Ownership. Usage Policy is 14 days peak season and $30 per night in the off season. You do not furnish your own room, your management company handles that for you. Call for more information about condo and management fees. Coastline Realty 941 Columbia Avenue 609-884-5005 coastlinerealty.com

112 WEST ATLANTIC AVENUE VILLAS Bayside 3BR/1BA home on a 100 X 100 lot with old world charm and major capital improvements. A new roof, solar panels, wiring, hot water heater, BA, all new appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen, new custom window blinds. Original features include hardwood floors and built-ins. “Move-in” condition. $229,500. RENTAL: 15 Broadway Unit 11, CM 1 BR/1 BA, Sleeps 4. Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. 609-884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

313 SIXTH AVENUE WEST CAPE MAY FOR SALE! New Construction in West Cape May! This 3 BR/2.5 BA modular construction positioned on a 80 x 146 lot. This free standing structure offers the single family lifestyle in tree lined West Cape May. Located approximately a quarter mile to the local Winery and just a short bike ride to anywhere o the island! $469,000 John King deSatnick Real Estate 1001 Lafayette Street Cell: 609-338-8708 desatnickrealestate.com

47 NORTH 12TH STREET DEL HAVEN Beauty, serenity, and peace describe this energy efficient, custom built, one of a kind home where all of your views are of the adjacent 1700 acre Fishing Creek Wildlife Preserve. This 3BR/2BA home has 3000 sf of living space as well as an oversized 3-car detached garage with plenty of space for a workshop plus lots of storage. $298,500.

206 SOUTH MAIN STREET CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE *YEAR ROUND RENTAL* 2nd Floor Apartment. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. New Carpet & Paint. $1225 Month + Separate Utilities, 1.5 Months Security Deposit. No Pets. Coastline Realty 941 Columbia Avenue 609-884-5005 coastlinerealty.com

RENTAL: 238 Perry Street, CM 6 BR/6.5 BA, Sleeps 17. Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. 609-884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

Jersey Cape Realty sales

Sales & Summer Rentals

128 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May Commercial Property OFFERED FOR $399,000

lots of off street parking

elevator for aDa accessibility

• open floor plan • meaDow views • unobstructeD views of the cm lighthouse 3101 Dune Drive, Unit 108, Avalon (609) 884-2800 • bowmanwalkerrealestate.com DAVID M. WALKER Broker

Buying & selling with integrity & trust

&

rentals

Heijung Park-Colameco Broker / Sales 609-602-8641 Cell Heijung@jerseycaperealty.com

Season’s Greetings 2 Arthur’s Court, Lower Township Elegant, Expansive & Exquisite! 4 Bed 4.5 Bath - $573,500

Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. Dolores Lanzalotti, Broker / Owner 739 Washington Street, Cape May

(609) 884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com


Page 78

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/7: Board Of Cape Regional Medical Center At Lobster House PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

We are Zillow Premier Agents: Your Brother & Sister Real Estate Team! AMI MENZ Broker Associate

GRI, ABR, CRS, SRES, RSPS

Vicki Heebner, Dorothy Hastings, Kristine Poole, Delores Ambruso, Mary Ebley

TAI MENZ

Realtor Sales Associate

Bronze Sales Award 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2016

609-425-5756

Ami@CoastlineRealty.com

609-602-8061

TaiMenz@CoastlineRealty.com

FEATURED PROPERTY

Marie and Paul Sluberski, Claire Paugh, Fran Naimoli, Jessica Kunie

101 McKinley Ave, Villas Have you been looking for a move-in-ready ranchstyle home close to the bay, schools, library and area beach towns? This cute rancher has been newly remodeled and is ready for your personal touch. Roof is 3 years young, new carpet, paint and so much more. Plenty of yard space to make your own along with a shed and a patio at the back of the property. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. $179,000

941 COLUMBIA AVENUE, CAPE MAY

CoastlineRealty.com • 609-884-5005 x 202

Dan Borawski, Sharon Cooper, Pat Coyle, Wilda Richardson


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 79

12/8: Surprise 60th Birthday For Harry Tillotson At Red Brick Ale House

Jeff, Rocco (Senatore), Bobby Wunder, Harry, Kevin, Eric PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Happy Holidays!

LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN 2018! Rentals@JerseyCapeRealty.com

609-884-5800

The Jersey Cape Rental Team Olivia, Diane, Ann, Judy, Ellie Jersey Cape Realty, Inc.

• 739 Washington Street Cape May NJ 08204 • www.JerseyCapeRealtyRentals.com Dee Lanzalo�, Licensed Real Estate Broker


Page 80

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/8: Surprise 60th Birthday For Harry Tillotson At Red Brick Ale House

Mike, Kelly, Kathy

Fran, Gail Hostess with the mostest, Terri, Heather, Bob

Heather, Ron, Sue

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Jersey Cape 1351 B Ohio Avenue Cape May

Realty sales

&

rentals

Jimmy Zeitler

luxury condo

Sales Associate 609-741-0664 Cell Zeitler89@comcast.net

729 Franklin Street, C-3 Cape May $899,000 Former Designer Showcase property. This luxury condominium with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms is a one-of-a-kind property with over 2,000 square feet of living area, new mechanicals, high end finishes, beautiful hard wood flooring, custom decorating, custom trim and woodworking, two off-street parking spots, private paver courtyard and much more!

Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. Dolores Lanzalotti, Broker / Owner 739 Washington Street, Cape May

(609) 884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

Don’t miss this immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home with enclosed porch 6 blocks to the beach. Property is comfortable, tastefully upgraded and the perfect year-round residence or summer getaway. The upgrades include hardwood floors throughout, custom GAIL WILSEY-MORRISON kitchen with beautiful Corian counters, all appliances, full washer/ dryer, 2nd bath addition with shower, new gas furnace, gas water heater, central air, electric panel, pulldown stairs to attic. Exterior improvements include a new roof, siding, outside shower, paver patio and a new concrete driveway right at your doorstep. $349,900 501 LAFAYETTE STREET, CAPE MAY CELL 609-602-0405 • OFFICE: 609-884-1007 www.gailwilsey.com


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 81

12/8: Surprise 60th Birthday For Harry Tillotson At Red Brick Ale House

Ellen, Lindsey, Emily, Jenny, Henry, Jen, Jenny, Kathy, Kelly PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Sol Needles Real Estate 512 Washington Mall, Cape May 877-248-2684 www.cbcapemay.com

NEW CONDOS

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

901 STOCKTON AVENUE, UNITS 2 AND 3, CAPE MAY Conversion just 1 block to the beach with ocean view porches #2 is 3 BR’s, 2 ½ BA’s, 1,730 sq. ft. - $825,000; #3 is 4 BR’s, 3 ½ BA’s, 2,230 sq. ft. $950,000

10 CARRIAGE LANE ERMA All new inside and out offering 4 brms. 2 baths, tile baths, custom kitchen w/ granite, new heat and a/c; you name it, it’s been done. $349,900

THREE BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH

60’ X 100’ LOT’

SEA KIST MOTEL

YEAR ROUND LIVING

1307 MARYLAND AVENUE CAPE MAY 4 brm., 2 bath home with lots of charm and potential; 2 car detached gas, gas heat, central a/c, great rental property. $895,000

247 WALNUT LANE ERMA 3 BR, 2 BA home which will feature custom kitchen with granite and stainless steel; hardwood floors, front and rear decks, gas heat. $279,900

5210 OCEAN AVENUE WILDWOOD Offered at a NEW PRICE The corner motel building at the south end of Wildwood has 19 total units and a swimming pool. $1,200,000

309-311 HILDREDTH AVENUE WILDWOOD 5 unit apartment building for $495,000 is available as well as a single family 3 BR home for $295,000. Purchase all or purchase each building separately.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 82

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

3115 BUTTERNUT ROAD NORTH CAPE MAY Move right into this 3BR/2BA rancher in the secluded Baywood Park subdivision. Much larger inside than it appears from the outside, this home offers a living room, kitchen w/ dining area, family or game room, den/tv room, and a bonus room. Home features gas heat, central A/C, a large deck, above ground pool and 2 storage sheds. $239,900. RENTAL: 2 Sea Bay Drive, CM 4 BR/3.5 BA, Sleeps 10. Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. 609-884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

131 SHELL LANE COLD SPRING The closest adult community to Cape May. This 2 BR, 1 BA modular home has a living room with open eat in kitchen and an attached 3 season room. The land rent is $477 a month. You have a quarterly water bill of approx. $70. and will have a electric, natural gas and cable bill. Pet friendly park, close to town and beaches and being sold fully furnished. Coastline Realty 941 Columbia Avenue 609-884-5005 coastlinerealty.com

1239 LAFAYETTE STREET, CAPE MAY Well built, sturdy home with 3BR/1BA, living room, and eatin kitchen on one level over a full basement. Lot is recently re-subdivided. Possibility to expand, renovate or tear down and build new. $469,000. RENTAL: 704 W. Lake Dr., CMP 2 BR/1 BA, Sleeps 4. Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. 609-884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

1 WILLOW AVENUE WEST CAPE MAY FOR SALE! This single family home is situated on a 50x100 lot in West Cape May you are close to the center of town and the beautiful beaches of Cape May. This two bedroom, one bath home with kitchen and living room offers the potential to renovate or tear down to start fresh! $310,000. Stacy Hutchinson deSatnick Real Estate 1001 Lafayette Street Cell: 609-972-6004 deSatnickRealEstate.com

CANYON CLUB, #409 LOWER TOWNSHIP Lowest priced 3BR/2BA! Now is your chance to live at Canyon Club Resort Marina! Beautiful courtyard and water views from this well cared for condo. Well equipped kitchen and large open living space. Brand New gorgeous flooring throughout the lower living space. Fireplace for those cozy winter nights, 3 pools, tennis courts. $379,900. RENTAL: 513 Ocean Ave., CMP 4 BR/3 BA, Sleeps 8. Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. 609-884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

714 LIGHTHOUSE AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT FOR SALE! Built approximately in 1910 this 3 BR/1.5 BA home offers original hardwood flooring and doors as well as beautiful trim casings around every door and window. With beautiful wrap around porch for enjoying all the colors, sights and sounds of The Point. Impressive rental history and an oversized lot, this is an excellent opportunity to have your own piece of The Point! $644,500. Ryan Griffin deSatnick Real Estate 1001 Lafayette Street Cell: 609-602-5578 deSatnickRealEstate.com


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 83

12/8: Surprise 60th Birthday For Harry Tillotson At Red Brick Ale House

Irene, Harry (birthday boy)

Jack, Barbara, Penny Howell, Marjie, Andrea

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479


Page 84

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 85

116 Third Ave., West Cape May

904 Benton Avenue, Cape May

902 Ocean Drive, Lower Twp.

6 Bedrooms | 4F/2H Baths - $1,250,000

3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths - $780,000

2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths - $425,000

Walk Everywhere! Charming, beautifully renovated home with an attached cottage in the rear with a private entrance. Being sold turn key.

Fantastic Location! Charming beach cottage close to beach and town. Has detached garage, private back yard and large rear deck.

Visit Our New Website

651 Hughes Street, Cape May 5 Bedrooms | 4 Baths - $1,675,000

Canyon Club Unit #1501 Bright and pristine first floor corner unit. Never lived in! Upgraded appliances, granite counter tops, new carpet and tile.

12 North Street, Cape May 6 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths - $949,000

jerseycaperealty.com Search Sold Properties

Charming and Authentic Located in the heart of town, just a short walk to either the beach or mall, this grand Victorian and carriage house offer flexibility and income possibilities.

SEE WHAT JUST SOLD!

Large Victorian Large Victorian Beach House just 2 blocks to the Beach and in the Historic District. Furnished. Solid rental history.

1005 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May

19 Willow Ave., W. Cape May

621 Lighthouse Ave., CM Point

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths - $649,900

4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths - $625,000

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath - $559,900

Victorian Cove Condo #103 Immaculate, upgraded condo with harbor view, gas fireplace, custom built-ins, Wolf Stove, attached garage and pool.

Pristine Condition Wonderful beach cottage with hardwood floors, kitchen with granite and SS appliances, beautiful landscaping and patio.

Closed Sundays in December With our full-time professional Realtors & a fully dedicated rental team

Overlooks Lake Lily Charming cottage on oversized 50x100 lot. All the updates you need for worryfree living. Just move in.

609-884-5800


Page 86

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sale and Vacation Homes 1159 Washington Street, Cape May NJ capemay@chrisclemanssir.com | 609.884.3332

online at www.chrisclemanssir.com

TEXT SIR TO 87778 FOR OUR MOBILE APP

Comfortable Elegance 1069 Michigan Avenue Cape May | $995,000

Classic Cape May Cottage 910 Stockton Avenue Cape May | $1,425,000

Spacious & Secluded 3108 Butternut Road North Cape May | $399,000

Heart of Cape May Historic District 706 Corgie Street Cape May | $749,000

Classic Cape May Colonial Revival 704 Benton Avenue Cape May | $1,450,000

Immaculate Rancher 424 Chatham Drive Lower Township | $398,000

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Visit our Facebook page for our weekly Open House Schedule! Christina P. Clemans, Broker of Record ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, RSPS 609.884.3332


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Page 87

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

902 OCEAN DRIVE, UNIT 302 LOWER TOWNSHIP Beautiful views from this corner unit in the Canyon Club Resort Marina. This 3 BR townhouse offers a great room with a private balcony, fireplace, bay window with dining area and kitchen. 2 guest rooms and a master suite, walk in closet, master BA with marble tile and a Jacuzzi with harbor views. $499,000. RENTAL: 634 West Drive, West Cape May. 4 BR 4 BA. Sleeps 8. Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty 1159 Washington Street 609-884-3332 chrisclemanssir.com

906 STOCKTON AVENUE CAPE MAY Unique two building property in the beachblock and close to Mall; 2 three brm. Apartments in front building plus a large garage with 2nd floor in the back; You can condo.each or build your dream house. $1,179,000. RENTAL: 1107 Beach Ave, Cape May Unit A3. This 3 BR, 3 BA beachfront condo sleeps up to 6 people. Located across from the beach. Coldwell Banker Sol Needles 512 Washington Street 877-248-2684 cbcapemay.com

239 W HUDSON AVENUE VILLAS This 2 BR/1 BA cottage sits on a 75 x 100 lot and located only a few homes to The Delaware Bay. This home offers a spacious sun-room, living room, dining room and large kitchen, and separate utility room. The yard is fenced in and has a storage shed, patio and ample perennial plantings. $206,000. Colleen White deSatnick Real Estate 1001 Lafayette Street Cell: 609-231-6943 deSatnickRealEstate.com

317 EAST MAPLE AVENUE WILDWOOD 3 BR, 2 BA condo located 1 block to the beach and boardwalk. Sun filled, open concept space with living, dining and kitchen areas. With a private covered porch with a peek at the beach. Located on the top floor of this renovated 3 story building. Off street parking for 2 cars. $254,500.

RENTAL: 114 Fernwood, Townbank. 3 BR, 2 BA. Sleeps 8. Pet Friendly.

625 SEA GROVE AVENUE CAPE MAY Surrounded by nature this 3 BR home was once the store for Ocean View Diary and Sea Grove Farm. The living space is spacious. A grand living room has a wood stove, eat-in kitchen, Florida room, master bedroom, an office, with 2 large BR’s on the 2nd floor. The large garage/barn with loft reflects some of its past beauty. Slightly over a quarter of an acre, the grounds are fabulous.

Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty 1159 Washington Street 609-884-3332 chrisclemanssir.com

Gail Wilsey Long & Foster Real Estate 501 Lafayette Street 609-602-0405 chrisclemanssir.com

Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty 1159 Washington Street 609-884-3332 chrisclemanssir.com

3400 SHORE DRIVE CAPE MAY BEACH Across the bay, sits a Craftsman Style Cape Cod with views from the upper floor. A porch leads to an entrance hall and great room with open layout, kitchen, dining room, master suite with sitting room, 2nd master BR, 3rd BR, study (4th BR), loft/artist studio, 2 car garage. $599,000.

RENTAL: Year Round RentalWildwood Crest. 2nd Floor apt. 2 BR, sitting room.

Listed by LAURIE SCHIFFELBEIN REALTOR, SALES ASSOCIATE ABR, MRP, RENE, SRS

609.408.2021 laurie@chrisclemanssir.com

Award Winner 2014, 2015, 2016

The Best is yet to Come...Happy New Year!

1 Tally Ho Road

Cape May Court House | $490,000 This impeccably maintained 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bathroom Cape May Court House home has it all. Enter the impressive entry foyer where you find French doors that open into the library on one side, and a pillared formal dining room on the other side, continue into a welcoming gourmet kitchen.

CHRISTINA P. CLEMANS

BROKER OF RECORD, ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, RSPS

capemay@chrisclemanssir.com

15 N Boyd Street, Cape May Court House

Historic Southern Colonial sits in the heart of Cape May Court on a half acre corner lot with beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens. It has been lovingly restored and renovated, and is one of the most unique properties in this historic town. 4 Bedrooms / 2 Full Baths $650,000

1159 Washington Street, Cape May NJ 609.884.3332 | www.chrisclemanssir.com


Ring in the New Year at the Rusty Nail and Beach Shack bash. The heat is on so put on your flip flops and Aloha shirts and dance the night away to the rockin’ sounds of DogHouse. Count down to midnight in the indoor sand pit, and watch as the beach ball drops at midnight.

NEW YEAR’S EVE BEACH BASH SUNDAY DECEMBER 31 À La Carte Menu Available from 4 – 7:30 pm New Year’s Eve Party with live Music by Doghouse NYE Party including Open Bar & Champagne Toast at Midnight 9:30 pm – 1:30 am | $50 per person | $75 with Dinner Buffet (6:30 pm & 8:30 pm) GET YOUR TICKETS AT RUSTYNAILCAPEMAY.COM Guest room package available including buffet dinner and open bar. For more info visit: beachshack.com/specials

205 B E A CH AVE NUE C A P E M AY, NJ 0 8204

BEACHSHACK.COM RUSTYN AILCAPEMAY.COM

V15 n47  
V15 n47  

A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean