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EXIT ZERO A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean Ÿ November 28, 2019 Ÿ Vol. 17, No. 43 Ÿ America’s Original Seaside Resort

West Cape May Hospitality

7pm At Lucky Bones Oyster Night P24-40

Happy Hour At Cape May Winery P46-51

The businesses of West Cape May staged their first annual Hospitality Night on Friday, November 22... and what a hit it was! Businesses were packed as shoppers roamed the streets of West Cape May, via the decorated Wilbraham Park, taking advantage of discounts, treats, live music and, you know, all-around hospitality. “What a great way to kick off the holiday season!” said Wendy Collins, who owns the Ripple and Root store with partner Laura Shaddock. Top photo: Yvonna, Darin, Marcus, and Lucas. Left: Grandmom and the Wetzels. Photographs by Frank Scott

First Presbyterian Church Christmas Bazaar P58-67

Make Lyla Your New Bestie... Adopt Today! P73-75

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609.884.1300 FOR SALE! 602 SECOND AVE., WEST CAPE MAY New construction 4 BR/3.5 BA farmhouse. $899,000

SOLD!

12 CAPTAINS COURT, LOWER TOWNSHIP LISTING BROKER NOVEMBER 20, 2019 $385,000

FOR SALE!

933 BEACH AVE., CAPE MAY Cape S Cape. Beach front Victorian with 11 units. $3,500,000

SOLD!

9 ELDREDGE AVE., DEL HAVEN LISTING BROKER NOVEMBER 8, 2019 $185,000

FOR SALE!

815 STOCKTON AVE., CAPE MAY 8 BR/7.5 BA home with water views & attached cottage. $1,350,000

SOLD!

206 COLUMBIA AVE., WEST CAPE MAY LISTING BROKER NOVEMBER 7, 2019 $763,750

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record

FOR SALE!

1442 TEXAS AVE., CAPE MAY 4 BR/4 BA home with Marina District Views. $1,650,000

SOLD!

1003 LAFAYETTE ST., UNIT A, CAPE MAY LISTING BROKER OCTOBER 31, 2019 $495,000

FOR SALE!! ROSEMANS LN., CAPE MAY Mutiple new builds available at Spicers Creek! $825,000

SOLD!

902 OCEAN DR., #710, LOWER TOWNSHIP DUAL-DISCLOSED OCTOBER 31, 2019 $505,000

1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May NJ

Browse our inventory of over 80 sale and 300 rental listings and the MLS at

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11/22: First Annual West Cape May Hospitality Night

Mary Kowal, Sharon Agin, Jeanne Stanton, Barb Bonner

The Warren family

PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANK SCOTT

hoppy holidays! Limited Edition Craft Christmas Beers Now On Tap

Free $20

gift card when you buy a

$100 gift card

sale starts fri

The Oyster Bar

Lucky Bones WEDNESDAY NIGHTS Local & specialty East Coast oysters shucked to order PRICES STARTING FROM $1

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


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The Exit Zero Information Page

Everything you wanted to know about Cape May’s peppy periodical... and then some ABOUT US Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright General Manager Cathrine O’Brien Production Manager: Katie Repici Contributing Editor: Diane Stopyra Artist: Mike DeMusz Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Suzanne Kulperger, Jessica Orlowicz, Gabi Urda 609-770-8479 / info@exitzero.com Every Thursday, Exit Zero is delivered to around 300 establishments. We also operate a retail store, a restaurant and a gas station, all under the umbrella of Exit Zero Filling Station, located at 110 Sunset Boulevard on the beautiful Cape Island. Please note: We no longer offer subscriptions to our weekly magazine. Too many people were receiving issues very late or, in some cases, not at all. That’s all down to the vagaries of sending by bulk mail. EXCEPTION: You can pay $100 to get EZ delivered first-class (11 people HAVE signed up). Call 609-7708479 if you’d like to order.

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SOME INTERESTING CAPE MAY TRIVIA AND FUN FACTS

Weird Sea Creature

Did You Know?

What We’re Reading

The lionfish, which can grow anywhere from two to nearly 18 inches in length, is well-known for its sad yet endearing expression. When the fish’s pectoral fins are fanned out, it resembles the mane of a male lion, hence the name. This guy comes complete with bold, zebralike stripes and venomous spines. While his poison is not deadly to humans, it is extremely painful.

Cape May has been named the seventh coolest small town in America by Budget Travel magazine. According to the article: “You might be convinced that Cape May, America’s oldest beach resort town, is stuck in the past. True, you can still find reminders of the seaside burgh’s genteel heritage around every corner, from its rows of pastel Victorians to its butterfly gardens. Local lore has it that refined ghouls even haunt the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate (above). But Cape May’s glory days haven’t yet passed it by (to misquote the poet laureate of New Jersey, a certain Mr. Springsteen).”

Midnight in Chernobyl By Adam Higginbotham We watched the Netflix series. Now, we’re reading the unbelievable, untold story of a nuclear disaster the world will never forget.


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Aleathea’s

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Saturday, December 14, 2019 Sunday, December 15, 2019 Starts at 9:45am Sharp Don’t Be Late!

Open Friday - Sunday (through December 14) Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday 8-11:30am Lunch on Saturday and Sunday 12-3pm Dinner Friday and Saturday from 5pm Also Open December 28-31, 2019

Stay at the Inn over New Year’s Eve! The Inn Bar Open Friday at 1pm, Saturday and Sunday at noon Bar Menu from 3pm Happy Hour Friday and Sunday 1-5pm Food special 4-5pm (35% off Appetizers)

Andrew, Christina and Lucas Cyhan

3 Course Early Seating Offer 5:00-5:30pm - $30

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Adored by Visitors...

Loved by Locals! New Gluten-free options!

Laura, Val, Wendy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Friday & Saturday 7-9 Sunday 7-2 Beach & Grant 609-884-3772

Kathy and Jim McHale, David Stanley


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GOINGS-ON CAPE MAY STAGE PRESENTS: MURDER FOR TWO: THE HOLIDAY EDITION Where: Cape May Stage. When: Now-December 29. How Much: $25/person. Know This: It’s Christmas Eve... and while there shouldn’t be a creature stirring (not even a mouse), a mystery writer has been murdered. With a bevy of suspects, an intrepid police officer aims to identify the killer. This musical features just two actorsone playing the investigator, one playing the variety of suspects- and the only weapon at their disposal is a piano. Can the officer make his suspects spill their guts and sing? More info: Call 609-770-8311. AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT Where: Emlen Physick Estate. When: November 22-January 1. All day. 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 SPECTACULAR Where: Congress Hall. When: November 29-December 31. All day. How Much: Cost varies. Know This: Don’t miss the train this season! Come escape to the North Pole as Congress Hall is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with events for everyone. From their annual tree lighting ceremony to breakfast with Santa, holiday dinner and bingo with Blue and a Cape May Stage production of “A Congress Hall Christmas”, There’s endless entertainment for the young and young at heart. More info: Call 609-884-6542. HOLIDAY CRAFTS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW Where: Cape May Convention Hall. When: November 29. 10am-4pm. How Much: $2/adults. Know This: Enjoy a vast assortment of craft vendors who have truly unique items for sale. A fun holiday event! More info: Call 609-884-5404.

After you’re finished perusing Cape May’s Black Friday sales, head on over to Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland Spectacular! Don’t miss their tree-lighting taking place on December 6th.

INSIDER TIP The Christmas tree with more than 9,000 lights is always a star of the Winter Wonderland show, but so is that hot chocolate! If you want to mimic the recipe at home, Congress Hall elves recommend one-third Ghirardelli pure cocoa and two-thirds milk. Happy sipping! CITY CHRISTMAS TREE-LIGHTING Where: Rotary Park. When: December 6. 7pm. How Much: Free! Know This: The festive family program will include caroling, a presentation by the Lower Cape May Regional High School choir and a special visit from Santa Claus. More info: Call 609-884-9565. CHRISTMAS TOUR OF LEWES, DE Where: Lewes, DE. When: December 7. 10am-4pm. How Much: $30/advance. $35/day of. Know This: Hop aboard the ferry and head on over to Lewes. The Society’s Shipcarpenter Street campus will be festively decorated and alive with the spirit of the season offering participants the chance to

taste, hear and see holiday traditions of the past. Live music, carolers, hot drinks and snacks will be available as roaming living history interpreters dressed in period attire celebrate the holidays along the fireside. More info: Call 302-645-7670. WEST CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS PARADE Where: West Cape May. When: December 7. 5pm. Know This: Kicks off from the West Cape May Firehouse and marches South on Broadway, winds East on Perry, and onto Carpenter Lane. Rain date is December 8. More info: Call 609-884-1005. CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR Where: Cape May Historic District. When: December 7. 5:30-8:30pm. How Much: $40/adults. $20/kids. Know This: Walk along Cape May’s historic streets to homes, inns, hotels and churches and step inside to see them beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Along the streets, carolers and strolling musicians serenade, imparting good old-fashioned Christmas cheer, and hospitality centers offer holiday revelers warm beverages and traditional holiday treats. More info: Call 609-884-5404.


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Exit Zero Almanac

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Harbor View RESTAURANT, MARINA & BAR

OPEN THURSDAY-SUNDAY at 11:30am Breakfast SAT & SUN 8-11:30am Andi and Doug Marandino

Sherry and Barry Hershfeld

HALFPRICE APPS! HAPPY HOUR Thu & Fri 3-6pm

Barb and Mike Baroco

Doug and Pam Young

Voted THE BEST Happy Hour in NJ!

Now Taking Reservations for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14 thursday night

Prime Rib Dinner $16 sunday all day + night Burger Mania sunday night

Turkey Dinner $16 954 OCEAN DRIVE, CAPE MAY Dan and Diane O’Neil

Lynn, Eliza

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Ramblings From The Editor

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

ot the chance last week to chat with the man behind the planned new ICONA hotel on Cape May’s beachfront. The announcement that ICONA had bought the old Beach Theater, and a few more adjoining buildings, for around $10 million generated controversy on social media (let’s face it, what DOESN’T?) mainly due to the fear that the new hotel was going to be some ungodly Hawaiian theme affair. The ICONA chairman and CEO Eustace Mita was, I think, rather taken aback at the initial reaction, but is naturally hoping the community will eventually get behind it. Yes, the company IS using the name Mahalo (it means gratitude) in Cape May, but that will be attached to a smaller hotel on the beachfront that the company already owns. The planned new hotel will be called ICONA Cape May. Eustace also told me that there would likely be an even larger mix of retail and eateries than there is right now — two more, in fact. He mentioned that he’s a

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big fan of many of the existing businesses. The current tenants will be able to enjoy another summer at the site, with construction planned to begin in about a year (after ICONA has, of course, satisfied the city’s construction officials and Historic Preservation Commission), with completion hoped for by the summer of 2021. It’s great that we have a city and a community that closely watches the infrastructure of Cape May, anxious to retain its

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Victorian charm. (I hate to see vinyl buildings on this island.) But dynamic new buildings (I’m looking at you, Lokal Hotel) are essential to the evolution of the city. Great news that the city approved a $2 million bond that will pave the way for a $6 million renovation of the old Franklin Street School into a new library the town can be proud of. Add that to the planned new Harriet Tubman museum nearby and the existing Stephen Smith House (he was also a key figure in the Underground Railroad) and you have quite the cultural nexus emerging in an area of town that’s long been downtrodden. The planned new park will only add to the appeal of a renewed Lafayette Street. I don’t know what the impending bankruptcy of Bumble Bee Foods will mean for the factory that’s based on Ocean Drive, on the way to Wildwood, but the fact that the San Dieg0-based company has agreed to sell its assets to a Taiwan-based company doesn’t sound like good news. Until next week, happy Thanksgiving!

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11/22: First Annual West Cape May Hospitality Night

Judy Smith, Jan Messick

The McCullough sisters

Susan Temple, Eileen Popovick

Antique Doorknobers

Carolyn, Diane

PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANK SCOTT

Cape May’s original farm-to-table

Uncle Bill’s And FAMILY RESTAURANT

Pumpkin pancakes are back! Made from Scratch... Made with Love Open Fri - Sun @ 5pm... Please Call to Book 609-884-5882

104 JACKSON STREET

Open 7:00am daily

Thanksgiving Benny on weekends! BEACH & PERRY, CAPE MAY MAY


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Our Famous

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS SAUSAGE Available Nov 1 -­ Dec 31

PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!


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Where We’re Eating

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily Accepting Reservations for New Year’s Eve

322 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 884-9119 tishasfinedining.com Fabulous Food & Cool Cocktails in a casual pub atmosphere!

Happy Hour Daily 3-6pm & All Day Sunday HALF PRICE WINE BY THE BOTTLE ALL DAY FRIDAY!

EAGLES GAME SPECIALS Philly Dog - $2.50 Americana Pizza - $5.50 Half Price Wings - $5.00 Meatball Sliders (2) - $5.50 Large Pub Pretzel with Spice Mustard - $7

Great Food & Drink Specials during Every Game! Plus, NFL Sunday Ticket.

DINNER WITH SANTA Wednesday, December 11 4:30, 6:00 & 7:30pm

LUNCH & DINNER DAILY

Kitchen Hours: 11:30am-10pm 11:30am-11pm Friday & Saturday

3729 Bayshore Road Nor th Cape May (609) 889-7000 www.5WestPub.com

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very week, the Exit Zero crew goes for lunch (or dinner or, maybe even on occasion, breakfast) at one of Cape May’s excellent dining establishments. Then we give you the skinny on what we ate, what we talked about (or some of what we talked about), who spat their drink from laughing too hard, who served us, who we bumped into and, you know, the general vibe. The place: Out There Coffee in the Washington Commons complex that houses Acme. The back story: The shop is the brainchild of 30-something husband-and-wife team Nikki Neilson and Craig Stonis, who’ve been “out there” themselves — they once quit their jobs as dental hygienist and carpenter, respectively, to travel the country with their dog in a 24-foot trailer. Between hiking, biking, skiing and canoeing (and taste-testing from some of the nation’s most innovative coffee shops) the couple envisioned a future that would be fulfilling, artisanal and community-minded. They combined Nikki’s experience as a barista in Oregon with Craig’s passion for home-roasting... and Out There Coffee was born. The ethos: Eco-friendly. Think stainless steel straws and upcycled countertops. Bring your own to-go cup and you’ll receive 10% off your order. The menu: Whether you’re looking for a coffee-shop standard or something a bit more inventive, you can be sure all treats are scratch-made locally with gluten-free and healthy snack options. We love those superfood lattes (hello, Ruby Ginger with beetroot, ashwagandha, spices and ginger), and the shakes (try the Peppy Monkey!). The order: Breakfast! We opted for the avocado toast served on gluten-free bread made by a local baker and topped with everything seeds, a perfectly boiled egg and hot sauce (if you’re feeling spicy). We could have eaten three servings each — not because the toasts weren’t satisfying (they really were!), but because they were just that good. We also opted for a chai latte and a hot tea. The conversation: It’s the offseason, so Nikki and Craig are now only putting in about 50-60 work hours a week. Slackers. Their advice for those looking to open their own business? “You have to love it. Really love it.” The hot tip: Can you order a delicious, gluten-free holiday cake in a variety of flavors from Out There? Yes, yes you can. Can you also order their signature and best-selling energy balls? Yes, yes you can.


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Romantic Seaside Getaway 9 Lux�r� Guest Rooms

$40 EARLY SEATING PRIX FIXE Offered Sunday - Friday 5:00-5:30 pm *Excluding Holiday Weekends*

OPEN NIGHTLY AT 5:00 PM

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Corrine Connell, Paris

April, Janet

Don Basmajian, Lisa Murphy

Jeff and Mayra Lamantia

Mary Ellen, Shaun Holland

PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANK SCOTT

FRI NOV 27 DJ DENNY O! 9PM - 12AM

FRI NOV 29 DJ CLOUD 9 9PM - 12AM

SAT NOV 30 SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE 9PM - 12AM

SUN DEC 1 KEN & CIBON 4PM - 7PM


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11/11: Veterans Day Ceremony At The All Wars Monument PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Chris Connor, Karen Fox-Talbot, Mike Thorp

Mary and John Van De Vaarst


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11/11: Veterans Day Ceremony At The All Wars Monument

Kathy Finley, Jerry Hall

Pat Hill, Joe Kittle

John Giel, Mike Duffy

Rich

Kathleen, Stacy Sheehan

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Rent the Brewery for Your Holiday Party! Tuesdays and Wednesdays in November & December.

Gift Cards and Growlers Available!

Please check Facebook for Brewery Hours and Information

Free Entry & Parking For Brewery All profits support HCSV Foundation - A non-profit living history museum

733 SeaShore road, Cape May, NJ • (609) 854-3077


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fun things to do at...

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Bartender Of The Week

daily tastings & flights * tapas kitchen thu - mon * flights pairing * sundays& bites at 11am * online reservations required

to Wines Tour * vines Saturdays at 2PM online reservations required

This week, Zach Boyd from The Rusty Nail is up. How long have you been bartending? One and a half years. Favorite drink to make? A blueberry mojito. It was surprisingly the first drink I learned how to make. What’s your bartending pet peeve? When I slam my knee on the well when I walk by. I have managed to hit every well behind the bar on numerous occasions. It hurts. Dream job? Hand model.

Wine Of The Week Live Music every * saturday 2-5 Black Friday *Happy Hour! PM

All Day with Live Music starting @1pm, Carafe Specials & flight pairings. 21+ from 5-8pm sorry: no outside food or beverage

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711 Townbank Road, North Cape May

CapeMayWinery.com

Collier’s Liquor Store Tridente Tempranillo $16.99 This deep purple wine has notes of toasty oak, graphite and balsamic. The flavors are densely fruit with creme de cassis persisting through the lingering finish. Pairs well with pasta, beef, lamb, veal and poultry.

ENTER THE CLIPART CONTEST We concealed the Exit Zero Filling Station mascot Phil (get it?) in an ad. Enter in one of two ways: 1. Email info@exitzero.us (put CLIPART CONTEST in subject line) with the name of the ad that contains the clipart, plus your name, address and telephone number; 2. Mail to Exit Zero Clipart Contest, 110 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204. Entries by December 5. Random winner will receive a $10 Exit Zero Filling Station gift card. Winner will be posted on our Facebook page each Friday. Here’s the exact size of the image. Happy hunting!


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11/13: Around 7pm At Lucky Bones Oyster Night

Corson, Jen, Dave

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Undertow

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Terry O’Brien’s legendary column... social satire, shameless plugs — and general self-indulgence

ometimes a Thursday is just a Thursday; get up, go to work, go home. But sometimes a Thursday is where you give your co-worker a ride home, she talks you into a Caramel Frappe from McDonald’s, you drop her off and spend the next 20 minutes aimlessly winding through North Cape May which must have been laid out by a team of drunken pirates in 1782 or the Paving Company of the Blind because none of these roads make any sense, yet you somehow emerge at 5 West, where you’re supposed to meet another co-worker, Sean Hagerty, for a cocktail but he bails on you just like you knew he would (he was resolving an EZFS computer issue, but this column is about my hurt feelings, not his IT practicality). Sometimes on a Thursday you’ll get out of your new-to-you 2013 Toyota Highlander (have I mentioned I own a Highlander?) and get properly mugged by Gregg Carpenter and Brady Schoenrock and they escort you inside where Ed McDonough and Barry Tischler await. For the uninitiated, this is about as close as you get to a Round Table in Cape

May. Ed and Brady are hosts of a long-running radio show, The Locals. And oooooooh the dirt they dished that I dare not print here lest I disappear Jeffrey Epstein-style. Suffice to say; lots of folks who believe they’re big fish in our little pond... Amirite? (What? Why is everyone looking at me?) They all expressed condolences for the recent loss of my rock star career (nothing but soft acoustic music for these ringing ears from now on) and Barry pulled me aside and said so many nice things about me I can hardly believe he was talking about me. Barry

is a great guy and Patient Zero of the current Cape May open mic movement, which he kick started with his classic Pilot House shows a decade ago. Gregg and I talked about working together on a future project. I’ve made a bit of a running joke that I keep offering Gregg work and he keeps turning me down. This may have given the wrong impression. In truth, I offered many musicians lots of work this year who turned me down. Why? Because the work was on the weekend, which every good (and Gregg is good) Cape May musician has booked years in advance. Fact is; if I call and you are available on a weekend, I’m wondering what’s wrong with you. Regardless, Gregg is down for doing something together one of these days, as long as he doesn’t have to play every song “note for note.” I said “why start now?” (ZING!) Brady raised a toast to snowboarding innovator (inventor?) Jake Burton, who had passed away earlier that day and with whom Brady was quite close. He gave his friend a quick eulogy, told a story which hilariously

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Call to Book Your Holiday Party

The Lobster House OPEN DAILY

609-884-8296 thelobsterhouse.com

ends up with them at a Phish concert, and confessed that, should his time soon come, he’s grateful he would not have much of a bucket list left. Well said. Ed was Ed. Quiet. Stoic. Even-tempered. Until Gregg and I got into a list of songs we never, ever, ever, never, never, ever have to sing again. This list consisted entirely of Ed’s favorite songs. This got his Irish up. A little. I’ve known these gentlemen a long time but rarely get to hang out so this was... nice. Everybody bought everybody a drink and sometimes a Thursday is okay. Tattoo of the Week: 5 West bartendress Stephany O’Leary, of the recently concluded monthlong birthday celebration, has the chords to “In My Life” by The Beatles tattooed on her upper left rib cage. I hear. Brady and Gregg confirmed. I, as a married man, couldn’t look away. Uh, couldn’t look. Steph is a gregarious drink slinger (the Paco Diablo is muah) and was heretofore unaware I wrote a column in Exit Zero. I look forward to this being her first. Prior to this Serling-esque stop at 5 West, I served at Exit Zero, where Don Shough had the Impossible burger and, like most folks, couldn’t believe how much it tastes like a real burger. It’s always good to see Don, a good guy and a transcendent guitar player, until he says things like, “Just popping in for a bite before my gig in AC with the Dane Anthony Band.” Why do you hurt me so, Don? Still, if anyone deserves the good gigs, it’s Don. Got to meet Susan Bryant, who enjoyed my previous column, but then she’d had a few, and her sober-ish friend Beth Blair-Slemmer, who were in for drinks, apps and the ambience of a smalltown writer badgering them for info so could poke fun at them in his column. Great to meet you! (Please come back.) THE IT’S HAPPENING OH MY GOD IT’S HAPPENING I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S REALLY HAPPENING (Okay, it May Be Happening) Of The Week: Stellar Mojo and Behind the Beautiful singer-songwriter Jon Kat-

November 28, 2019 ity came in with his sweet love, Leslie Weidel, for the balsamic glazed brussel sprouts and copious amounts of bourbon and tequila (the only amounts these should be served in). Jon is a fellow R.E.M. aficionado (Distiple) and we made a plan to make a plan to play a few songs together at some nebulous future time and place but probably a Tuesday night at EZFS which might could possibly lead to a sort-of R.E.M. acoustic thing down the road. We first discussed this a few years ago, and he’s sweet to consider it, but I’m hoping he’s way too rich and famous for me by the time we put it together. Weeks Without a Tribute Band: 0. Bill Reinert dropped off his wife and a few of her friends for a girl’s night and said, “Hey, are you still at Elaine’s?” Elaine’s? ELAINE’S!!?!?!! HOW DARE YOU!!! No, I’m not there anymore but wish them nothing but (mostly) the best. Like, I hope they make a lot of money and stuff, but, like, also get a flat tire. Turns out some of Bill’s wife’s lady friends were also musicians, who played some folk classics for us, followed by BlueBoner Jay Bethel, who was in with wife Margaret for a bite and wasn’t expecting to play but we guilted him into it so there. In fact, Bill Caterini and I have had so many guests join us in previous weeks that, what the hell, TERRY O’BRIEN TUESDAYS AT EXIT ZERO FILLING STATION ARE NOW AN OPEN MIC. Prepare accordingly. And if you get this in time, come hang with me and Bill tonight, Wednesday, for some pre-turkey drinks and music! Lastly, if you come to a restaurant with your friends, park, sit at a table then leave because said restaurant does not carry a particular kind of beer despite the stunning array of delicious food on the menu, it’s possible you’re a little over-invested in your drinking habit and, yes, your friends were annoyed — they were being nice. ’Til next week, don’t get caught in The Undertow.


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K I C K- O F F YO U R W E E K E N D Watch the game with sound 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. OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 5PM • SATURDAY & SUNDAY FROM NOON HOMECOMING NIGHT WEDNESDAY 11/27 - FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS | OPEN LATE 12 HDTVS FEATURING SPORTS • BEER & COCKTAILS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT • HALF PRICE WINE - TUESDAY NIGHTS

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


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FUN BREAKFAST & LUNCH DISHES

GREAT BURGERS &

CURRIES FOR DINNER

COOL COCKTAILS & LOCAL DRAFTS!

Every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday night come listen to Terry O’Brien & Friends. Great tunes, great food, great times! 110 Sunset Boulevard Ÿ 609-770-8479 Ÿ exitzero.com


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OPEN DAILY sun-THU 8am -9pm FRI & SAT 8am-10pm

don’t miss HAPPY HOUR

4-6 DAILY!

THANKSGIVING EVE great LIVE MUSIC W/ TERRY & FRIENDS from 5:00pm - 9:00pm Open Daily Year-Round for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!

closed Thanksgiving

and Christmas Day


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Kevin, Evie, Erin

Kaytlin, Alyssa, Sabrina

Al, Angie, Carole


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Laura and Jim Zeitler

Andrea, Jenn

Joe McKelvey, Aubrey McQuaid

Nellie McDermott, Kenny Strain PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

FALL INTO YOUR

FAVORITE BREWS

SUNSET LIQUORS Sunset & broadway

10-10 days a week 609-435-5052 10-10seven mon-sat & 12-10 sun •§609-435-5052

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102 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May homestyletogo.com l 609-600-2084

Want a home-cooked Thanksgiving treat that you DON’T have to cook? Starters

Sides

Desserts

SMALL 6-8 PEOPLE / LARGE 10-14

Sweet Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Macaroni and Cheese Green Bean Casserole Corn bread stuffing Traditional stuffing Broccoli with sharp cheddar cheese Creamed Spinach Roasted Root Vegetables

Pumpkin Pie Pecan Pie Apple Pie

Crudités Platter Cheese Platter Spinach Artichoke Dip bread bowl Bacon Wrapped Scallop with Beet Horseradish Sauce Baked Brie with Fruit Preserves, Almonds

Soups Butternut Squash Potato Leak New England-Style Clam Chowder

Salads Classic Caesar Salad Pear Salad Garden Salad

Main Courses Whole Roast Turkey (Deboned and Carved) Turkey Breast or Turkey Leg and Thigh (Deboned and Carved) Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs Salmon with Citrus and Herb Beurre Blanc

Smaller or larger portion sizes available

We are ALWAYS happy to customize a menu for you! We’re available for holiday catering — perfect for the West Cape May Christmas Parade! We are open ThursdaySunday through December 7.


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Lucky Bones team PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Snack While You Shop Stay energized during shopping marathons with a treat from the Beach Plum Bakery & Café located inside West End Garage. Featuring La Colombe Coffee products and homemade doughnuts. HOURS:

Café: Friday - Sunday 8am-4pm Monday 8am-2pm Shopping: Friday - Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday - Monday 10am-5pm antique furniture • accessories • estate jewelry • vintage memorabilia • framed artwork • home goods 609. 770. 8 2 6 1

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Meals Served

Price Of Entrées

Bar Or BYOB?

Should I Food For Other Book? Kids? Details

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FULL BAR

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

BYOB

D

$15-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

NO

$17-$36 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

Aleathea’s is located right across the street from the beach. Enjoy a cocktail on their lovely porch as you watch people go by.

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.

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.

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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. Feast upon brickoven pizza with draft beers.

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$10-$16 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

NO

YES

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

Congress Hall’s lounge just got a very groovy, very sexy renovation. The bar has been enlarged (and moved) and there are all sorts of seating nooks from which to enjoy great drinks and a great vibe.

Bar Menu and 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

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

$13-$27 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

The first microbrewery at the Jersey Shore keeps going from strength to strength, winning awards for their growing selection of beers. Visit the taproom for a fun way to experience their selections.

Brewery

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

BAR

NO

NO

CARRIAGE HOUSE 1048 Washington Street, Physick Estate (609) 884-5404 www.capemaymac.org

Located at the famous Emlen Physick Estate, the Carriage House offers everything from hearty wraps, salads, quiche and paninis to classic teas.

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BYOB

NO

YES

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

As you’d expect of an Irish pub, this is the place to get Guinness and good pub grub. The burgers and meat pies have been receiving rave reviews.

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

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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 bar for a quintessential Cape May dining experience.

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FULL BAR

YES

NO

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

Casual and family-friendly, E. M. Hemingway’s offers fine seafood, prime beef and excellent specials.

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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The Warmth of Jackson Street Where Taste & Togetherness Converge

Nestled in the Virginia Hotel, live piano music echos from The Ebbitt Room with flavorful notes from their award-winning wine collection. Set to the backdrop of a cozy fireplace, guests enjoy a seasonal or a holiday menu featuring farm-inspired meals from local Beach Plum Farm. Half-priced beer and wine by the glass, Monday - Friday, 4pm - 6pm. Early Dining Menu, Sunday - Friday, 5pm-6:30pm, 3 Course Prix Fixe $35+

Reservations 609.884.5700 | EbbittRoom.com | 25 Jackson Street

• Open Nightly • Piano Friday - Saturday Nights • Complimentary Valet Parking • Holiday Dining - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve • Edible Jersey Local Heroes 2019 • Wine Specator Award of Excellence 2019


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Meals Served

Price Of Entrées

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Should I Food For Book? Kids?

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EXIT ZERO FILLING STATION 110 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May (609) 770-8479

Thai and Indian food, plus there are some fun American dishes, too and great burgers. If we do say so, the breakfast and lunch items are bangin’! Don’t miss a great Happy Hour every day 4-6pm.

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

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

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.

HARPOONS ON THE BAY Beach Drive and Browning, N. Cape May (609) 886-5529 www.harpoonsonthebay.com

Famous for its sunsets, there’s no better place to sip on a cocktail while watching that fading orange glow. Great place for a family get-together. Dog-friendly on patio and at umbrella tables. CLOSED FOR SEASON.

L, D

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

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HARRY’S OCEAN BAR & GRILLE Madison & Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 88-HARRY www.harryscapemay.com

Beautifully renovated with a new indoor/outdoor bar. Breezes straight off the Atlantic, and a relaxed, vibe with fine comfort food, and a great selection of draught beers.

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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IRON PIER CRAFT HOUSE 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-1925

Remember Martini Beach, located above Cabanas on Beach and Decatur? Well, Iron Pier is the new game in town. Same owners, but a new menu, great new beer list, and the decor got a spruce-up, too!

D

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FULL BAR

YES

YES

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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

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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. Nearly 40 years later, they’re maintaining that culinary excellence. Fresh ingredients, good food.

D

$20-$25 Cash Only

BYOB

YES

NO

H

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

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MAYER’S TAVERN 894 3rd Avenue, Cape May (609) 435-5078 www.mayerstavern.com

The legendary harborfront dive bar reopened last year, with a smart renovation undertaken by the Laudeman family. But the character remains, along with those fried scallops.

D

$15-$19 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

NO

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

OCEAN VIEW Beach and Grant Avenues, Cape May (609) 884-3772 www.oceanviewrestaurant.com

A large and very reliable menu. Classic diner food, oversized portions, and very reasonably priced. A locals’ favorite.

B, L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

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

Eat in the lovely, airy dining room or in the adjoining bar area with a fun vibe. There’s also a daily bar menu, happy hour, great martinis and classic, generous dishes.

PETER SHIELDS INN 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.

QUINCY’S ORIGINAL LOBSTER ROLLS 709 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 600-3571 www.quincysoriginal.com RIO STATION 3505 Route 9 South, Rio Grande (609) 889-2000

Quincy’s serve great rolls, with generous servings of Maine lobster, plus there are loads of non-lobster choices for kids. 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.

Meals Served

Price Of Entrées

Bar Or BYOB?

Should I Food For Other Book? Kids? Details

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

D

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

BYOB

YES

NO

H

L, D

$3.95$13.95 Cards: V, MC, AE,D

N/A

NO

YES

b H U

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

u b H U

B, L, D

$27-$42 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

BYOB

YES

YES

b U

RUSTY NAIL 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-0017 www.caperesorts.com/rusty-nail SEASALT 1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-7000 www.seasaltcapemay.com

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! Black wood and granite tables, mother-of-pearl barfront, river rock decor... the vibe is as cool as the food is delicious. On nice days, try for a seat on the oceanfront porch. CLOSED FOR SEASON.

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

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

B, L, D

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

TOMMY’S FOLLY CAFÉ 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-6522 www.congresshall.com

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

B, L

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

NO

NO

YES

u b H U

THE UGLY MUG 426 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 884-3459

A Cape May legend. Inside, you’ll enjoy a classic pub atmosphere. Outside, it’s a great spot for people watching. 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 in line. 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

UNION PARK Beach Avenue and Howard Street (609) 884-8811 www.unionparkdiningroom.com WASHINGTON INN 801 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-5697 www.washingtoninn.com

Fine dining in a classic old hotel, where both the decor and the food are inspired. Voted one of the best restaurants in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine. 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-$35 Cards: V, MC, AE

BYOB

YES

YES

u b H

D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

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


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THANKSGIVING NOVEMBER 28 TH | 1PM - 6PM ADULTS $40 | CHILDREN (AGES 4-12) $15 CHILDREN 3 AND YOUNGER ARE FREE Bring the whole family to kick off the Holidays in Cape May and gather ‘round the table for a relaxing and laid back Thanksgiving at the Rusty Nail. Thanksgiving dinner includes three courses, with Jimmy’s down-home Deep Fried Turkey and all the fixin’s, like mashed potatoes, collard greens, mac and cheese and more. Save room for dessert-delicious apple cobbler, pumpkin cheesecake, or sweet potato pie. Call (609) 884-6542 to reserve. 205 BEACH AVENUE RUSTYNAILCAPEMAY.COM #THERUSTYNAIL

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Canal’s OF CAPE MAY

DISCOUNT Liquor Outlet Splits for BYOB!

Holiday Gift Baskets made to order

918 RTE 9, CAPE MAY @ END OF PARKWAY Ÿ 609-884-7676 & RIO GRANDE AT 1613 RTE 47 SOUTH Ÿ 609-886-9786


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Cape May Brew crew PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

CHRISTMAS AT CONGRESS HALL

December 25 th, 2019 Gather with family and friends at Congress Hall. We have two delicious Christmas dining options. Blue Pig Tavern Christmas: 2pm-8pm Ballroom Christmas Buffet: 1pm-5pm Gather around for delicious holiday favorites like Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Grilled Quail, Roast Pork Loin, Wild Mushroom Ravioli and more. For Christmas reservations call (609) 884-6542 for the Ballroom Buffet and (609) 884-8422 for the Blue Pig Tavern 200 Congress Place, Cape May | caperesorts.com


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

e are not having turkey in the D’Catur Mansion this Thanksgiving. I know that those veganitarians among you (three, to be exact, and we know where you live) will be cheering limply with excitement at the news, and those florid scavengers who insist on thinking of themselves as carnivores are roaring in quadruple-bypass rage at the thought. But this is not a matter of principle, exactly, so much as necessity. Which brings me to the next order of business: if you see a small flock of fat, agile turkeys in your travels, would you be a darling and apprehend them? Alive would be ideal, but given the readiness of the Mansion Kitchen, dead would suffice, so long as it is by fright or a single pistol shot to the head. Do not entertain any notion of turning up with one that is flat as a pancake and bears the same tread marks as your car tires. The pickle we find ourselves in came about through good old Cape May tinkering. Otherwise known as “they don’t bloody well know when to leave well enough alone”

syndrome, a recognized medical condition: if you look it up in any good medical dictionary you will see a photograph of our fair city. After last year’s dinner, we were discussing how to polish the event to an ever-greater sheen when one of the vile and random great-great-something children that infest the mansion declared that “the young people like turkey legs more than those steaming lumps of breast you old people favor!” Well, after I had thrashed him, I told the breeders at our “organic” farm – Sweetmeat

Pastures – to get on the matter. I can’t say what I had in mind. If pressed, I suppose I might have been more precise, possibly using the description “more small turkeys, please, so that we have more legs.” I find that when dealing with very clever people you have to be very clear, as otherwise they demonstrate exactly how the line between extreme genius and total moron is a thin one. The day came that they asked us all to the pasture to see the new breed. “We call these the Big Leggys!” one of the dome-headed lab-coated wretches announced. With the clap of his long-fingered hands, a large crate was opened and out they came. At least, I assume it was them. Instead of a flock of brainless fat potential dinners, there was a blur of motion, a thunder of clawed feet and we were all sent sprawling. When I regained consciousness, the pasture gate was open and there were no birds to be seen. I turned my dusty rage on the nearest scientist, who said, “You wanted more legs! We bred them with a dozen each. Only… they clocked 120mph leaving the farm…”


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WINTER WONDERL AND Grand Opening: Friday, November 29th 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. WINTER WONDERLAND OPEN November 29 - December 31 TREE LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY CONCERT On Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn | Friday, December 6 WEST CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS PARADE Saturday, December 7 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom Saturdays and Sundays, November 30 - December 22 HOLIDAY DINNER & BINGO WITH BLUE AND THE CLAUSES Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom | Saturdays, December 14 - 28 A CONGRESS HALL CHRISTMAS A Cape May Stage production in Congress Hall’s Harrison Room Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays, November 29 - December 29 ENJOY ALL THIS AND MORE Festive Holiday Decorations | Ride the Congress Hall Express and Carousel Holiday Shopping Village with over 18 specialty vendors | Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House Building | Story Time with Mrs. Claus Winter Wonderland Concert Series | Tasty Treats and Delicious Drinks


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TREE LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY CONCERT Don’t miss the magical moment when Congress Hall’s Christmas Tree lights up the night. Gather for our annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring a concert by the Congress Hall Festival Choir. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

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CONGRESS HALL FESTIVAL CHOIR Ballroom | 6:00 PM OUTDOOR CONCERT & ENTERTAINMENT Grand Lawn | 7:00 PM TREE LIGHTING & CEREMONY Grand Lawn | Following Outdoor Concert

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 609.884.6542 OR VISIT WINTERWONDERLANDCAPEMAY.COM Admission is free, however guests are asked to bring canned goods for the Cape May Food Closet, a toy for our Toys for Tots collection, or a suggested monetary donation of $10 for these organizations.


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11/15: 5pm Happy Hour At Cape May Winery

Bazhena, Adam

Marie, Paul

Janet, Tom, Leanne, Becca PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Discover the Pier House

La Mer Beachfront Resort’s renowned restaurant serving exquisitely hand-crafted dishes for breakfast, lunch & dinner... steps away from the beautiful Cape May beaches FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8am-10pm i SUNDAY 8am-9pm

Happy Hour 3-6pm Fri - Sun

Featuring Specialty Cocktails & Appetizers

1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May 609-898-2244 or 609-884-9000 capemaylamer.com/dining


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The Original

FUDGE KITCHEN

Holiday Offer For Our

Special Friends

1-Pound Box of Fudge shipped anywhere in USA

Only $24.50

2-Pound Box... $40.95 SHIPPING INCLUDED! Price includes pure whipped cream fudge, elegant holiday gift wrap, sales tax, postage, packaging and handling. We do it all! All you have to do is call 1-800-23-FUDGE Place order now and tell us when you want it shipped. Special Offer ends TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17!

Send Your Holiday Greeting with Our Traditional Favorites: Plain Chocolate, Plain Vanilla, Chocolate Nut and Vanilla Nut in a Beautiful Gift Box!

1-800-23-FUDGE FudgeKitchens.com FOR GOODIES MADE BY THE SEA!

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Creamy Fudge Christmas Trees! OPEN DAILY ON WASHINGTON STREET MALL & PROMENADE

Serving Coffee, Cappuccino & Hot Chocolate!


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11/15: 5pm Happy Hour At Cape May Winery

Mark Chrysler, Holly Chrysler

John, Missy

Craig, Kayla

Gordon Vincent

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ARDEN’S KIDS GIFTS & CLOTHING

Entire store 25% off for Black Friday!

ALL KENDRA SCOTT November 29 - December 2

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Cape May Linen Outlet

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Cape May Wicker 203 Sunset, West Cape May 609-884-1849 Thu - Sun 9-5 1930 Route 9, Clermont 609-624-3031 Daily 9-5

The 20/30 Christmas Sale!

20% off all Christmas candles & 30% off all other Christmas dĂŠcor


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Pat and Jill Devlin

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MaryAnn’s CONTEMPORARY

& ESTATE JEWELRY

18k White Gold Heart Pendant With 5.6k Pave Diamonds 511 WASHINGTON STREET MALL, CAPE MAY (next to fudge kitchen) • (609) 898-8786 Also at 15 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede • (856) 939-0230

Frankie, Leighann, Sal, Alex

Fall Into Style With our ponchos, sweaters and jackets, you can look like a fashionista... without breaking your piggy bank

Kaleidoscope Shelley, Becca, Allyson, Sam

506 WASHINGTON STREET MALL 609-884-1702 * SCOPECAPEMAY.COM


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Raw Local & world honey Clean, natural Face & body care

Pure beeswax candles Tasting bar: 40+ varieties

Join us on Small Business Saturday for some sweet & savory treats! Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

135 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May [ across from exit zero ] 609-425-6434 Âť capemayhoneyfarm.com


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The Activity Column Catherine Dugan’s guide to getting out there

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hink about the role of coincidence in life, and it’s easy to believe in magic. A man in California gets a stomach pain at 7:00 in the evening and later finds out his father in Maryland died of a stomach aneurysm at the exact same time, at 10:00. A woman from Dublin finds her own Communion dress — complete with label — decades later, at a thrift store in Boston, while shopping for for her granddaughter. Two sets of identical twins are raised as fraternal twins by families in neighboring states and only find each other in adulthood, after the invention of social media. Is it coincidence, or could it be magic? You probably let a little magic into your life already — you toss salt over your shoulder or knock on wood to avert bad luck. You make a wish on your birthday candles and believe in the healing power of a mother’s kiss. You wore your lucky socks to a job interview. Intuition made you call a friend just when they needed to hear from you; you solved a problem in a dream; or you

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experienced déjà vu. You’ve marveled at the wonders that science can achieve and the patterns that mathematics can reveal. Witches and other modern practitioners of magic — or “magick,” to distinguish it from entertainers’ illusions — assert that this everyday magic is no different, no more good or evil, and no more or less powerful, than magic done with the help of a spell. Magic, they say, is simply directed energy. When you focus your mental energy to achieve your goal, you are casting a kind of spell. Explore new forms of magic on December 8, from 11-5 at the OneSpirit Body Mind

Sweatshirts

Hoodies

Spirit Fair at Willow Creek Winery. This fair presents a variety of ways to “connect with a hidden world.” In an atmosphere of fun, with visual artists conducting demonstrations and live music playing, explore the possibilities. Maybe a session with a lightworker or a reiki therapist can unblock your energy, or maybe you need a nutrition coach, or a yoga teacher. Shop for gemstone jewelry that looks beautiful and may make you feel more connected to nature. Find lotions that give your skin an otherworldly glow. Join a drum circle. See what the future may hold with tarot cards, angel cards, or an astrological chart reading. Ask a psychic for help with a thorny problem while your kids paint ceramics. Take a photograph that shows off your aura. Ask a medium — a person in touch with the highest form of intuition — to help you contact a loved one in the great beyond, or to help you understand the messages you are already receiving. Sample a healing tea. The event is free and open to the public.

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Just for Laughs

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11/9: Around Midnight In The Boiler Room PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Too Early for Christmas?

NOT SO! Especially for buying weird stocking stuffers!

Bria, Justine Alexa, Melissa

Bacon, Pickle & Mac n Cheese Candy Canes in Stock. 504 WASHINGTON STREET MALL 609-884-5466 * SCOPECAPEMAY.COM

Jim and buddy

Suzanne, Cestone

Cape May’s Fragrance Blending Bar Since 1994 OPEN ALL YEAR 318 Washington Street Mall CAPE MAY 609-884-9234

bathtimecapemay.com

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Jessica Dowling, Kelly Wilcock

Angela and Alphonso

Judy and Bill Milby PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Yvonne Vanderhoof, Garry, Ken


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Not Your Grandmother’s Jewelry!

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Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler

407 Washington Street Mall • (609) 884-0334 • HenrysCM.com

Cape May's exclusive Pandora retailer

CROSSWORD SOLUTION Julie, Mike, Sal, John, Valerie

ACROSS 3. Figgy 7. Roast 9. Hot Buttered 10. Fruitcake 12. Turkey 13. Latkes 15. Candy Canes 17. Mulled Wine 22. Stuffing

23. Cookies 24. Smorgasbord 25. Hot chocolate

DOWN 1. Cranberry 2. Hot toddy 3. Feast of the Seven Fishes 4. Gingerbread 5. Pumpkin 6. Apple cider 8. Green Bean 11. Wassail

14. Eggnog 16. Yams 18. Yule Log 19. Pecan 20. Glogg 21. Ham

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Jewelers

Creators of Cape May and Exit 0 Charms!

Laurie Farina, Patti and Dean Taylor

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MONDAY 11-6 + SUNDAY 12-5 Custom work in platinum, 18k & 14k gold or sterling silver is our specialty only on - premises jewelers in the area

414 Bank Street • 884-0323 • patjacksonjewelers.com

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 20% Off All Full Price Items

Tommy’s Folly Boutique, Logo, and Kids Shop AT C ON G R E S S H A L L | OP E N DA ILY 200 Congress Place | tommysfollycapemay.com | 609.884.6522

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Penny, Caz

Dan, Helper, Santa, Elfanie, Mrs Clause, Jerry PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

MAKING TECHNOLOGY JUST WORK!

Falling for a book

Cape Atlantic Book Company OPEN @ 10am

City Centre Mall 2nd floor Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 846-7688 Â&#x; capeatlanticbookco.com


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AVIATION MUSEUM AT THE

November 28, 2019

The Quicky Horoscopes Your near future in two sentences by Lady Diane

CAPE MAY AIRPORT

Interactive Family Fun... Rain or Shine!

Get the New 2020 Challenge Coin With a NASW Membership!

An Annual Membership makes a great holiday gift. Plus, lots of goodies in our gift shop at the hangar & online! • Climb a real air-traffic control tower! • Sit in the cockpit! • Learn about a variety of aircraft • Coast Guard & 9/11 exhibit area Open Daily 9am-4pm in November Monday to Friday 9am-4pm in December

(609) 886-8787

500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport

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ARIES: You will have the best Thanksgiving of your life. You will end the night with a slice of pumpkin pie and the Swinging the Lamp double New England IPA from Cape May Brewing Company. TAURUS: You will take advantage of Small Business Saturday and forgo the big mall in favor of supporting Cape May’s mom-and-pop shops. You will reward this good deed with a Christmas Tree cocktail at Exit Zero Filling Station. GEMINI: You will spend the weekend decorating for the holidays. And wondering if Selena Gomez is really over Justin Bieber. CANCER: You will buy your Christmas tree at Cape Island Gardens. It will be so beautiful, you will leave it up until July 14. LEO: You will adopt a dog from Cape May County Animal Shelter. You will name her Katy Pawry. VIRGO: You will see that the link to purchase Exit Zero Burns Supper tickets is live at exitzero.us. You will buy yours while drinking single malt. LIBRA: You will watch your first Hallmark Christmas movie of the season. It will inspire you to find your Christmas spirit at Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall. SCORPIO: You will walk the route of the West Cape May Christmas Parade in order to scope out your best viewing position. You will then save your position by camping out on Broadway until December 7. SAGITTARIUS: You will get an Ed Sheeran song stuck in your head, and then another, and then another. You will wonder how it’s possible there are so many Ed Sheeran songs. CAPRICORN: You will run into Jason Momoa on the promenade. You will tell him your best Thanksgiving joke: Did you hear the police arrested a turkey for fowl play? AQUARIUS: You will travel to a Brazilian coffee farm. You will pick a lot of beans. PISCES: You will spend the week drinking eggnog. You won’t feel bad about it, because this is a form of egg-ercise.


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11/9: First Presbyterian Church Of Cape May Christmas Bazaar PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Nancy Benson, Marie Koumaras, George Koumaras

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Charlotte Jones, Lynn Downs

815 Washington Street, Cape May Dennis J. spilker Manager/Funeral Director NJ Lic. No. 4038 kevin J. Beare Funeral Director NJ Lic. No. 3806

hing Life’s Moments Cheris

609-884-3793

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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. Or, simply sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and contemplate the wisdom herein. Dear Answer Lady Thanksgiving has always meant more than Christmas, especially as our children became adults. My son married a year ago and informed me that our traditions will have to be set aside as he will be celebrating Thanksgiving with his in-laws from now on. I knew this would happen. His wife is very controlling. My wife is devastated. What I need now is advise on how to bring my wife to acceptance and not draw a line in the sand over this because I fear it will backfire. — Leftovers Dear Leftover You are quite right. Your son must come to his own conclusion that his family matters. Pressure from you or your wife will only make matters worse. One wonders what other efforts she has made to isolate him from friends and family. The Answer Lady would also caution

Wise answers to perplexing questions

against having a separate Thanksgiving on Friday, for example. Continue with your traditions but certainly open the door for other opportunities for him to visit, perhaps on his own. Brunch maybe at the Mad Batter or Exit Zero Filling Station might be doable, but at the end of the day, it is your son who must sort this out. All you and your wife can do is wait and hope. Dear Answer Lady I am already stressing about what to buy my girlfriend for Christmas. We’ve been going

together for about six months and things are going swell. That is why this is just a torturous, no-win decision for me. I don’t want to rock the boat by doing the wrong thing. If I don’t spend enough, she’ll think I’m cheap or don’t care. If I spend too much, she’ll think an engagement ring is around the corner. Surely you must have a solution for this. I can’t be the only one facing this dilemma. — Undecided Dear Undecided Do you know what Christmas is all about? Holy tone deaf! Here’s a helpful hint — learn enough about her to figure out what she would like. Does she love music, if so what kind? Good Scents has a huge selection. Does she read? If so, what? Cape Atlantic Book Company has a huge selection and can order anything. What does she like to wear? Cash and Clive, Red Oak, Lace Silhouettes, Galvanic, Caroline Boutique and Victorious will be happy to help. Don’t you dare buy her a gift certificate. The fear-based life is no life at all. Step up, man. All it takes is some quiet observation and the idea that you care for this person. With those thoughts in mind, you cannot do the wrong thing.


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Estate Jewelry & Women’s Boutique

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

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Inside City Hall

Susan Tischler dishes on all the happenings and drama from the latest Cape May council meeting QUOTE OF THE NIGHT “Can we just make the right decision and go home?” — Alexander Bland, NAACP branch president, regarding the marathon public hearing over a proposed bond ordinance to renovate and convert the Franklin Street School into a branch library.

agreed to help him with it. SECOND CHANCES: It was standing room only for a hearing on a bond ordinance appropriating $2 million in shared costs for the renovation of Franklin Street School and its conversion to a library which was approved in a 4-1 vote, councilmember Stacy Sheehan being the sole dissenter. HERE’S THE DEAL: The estimated cost of the plan to renovate the Franklin Street School — built in 1928 to educate and segregate African American children — is

with terry O’brien & friends Wednesday November 27: The O'Brien & Joyce Trio, 6-10, Exit Zero Thanksgiving Eve Bash! New Year's Eve! Ring in the New Year with The Terry O'Brien Band, 7-12, Exit Zero.

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THE GOOD NEWS: Three students were recognized for their award-winning beach tag designs for 2020. They were: A: Totally cute, not to mention talented. B: Each awarded a $50 gift certificate which Mayor Chuck Lear made sure they knew was in their packet, lest it get lost. Can you tell he’s a parent? Drum roll... winners are: Seasonal Tag: Reilly Satt, Sandman; Weekly Tag: Jadelynn Roth, Teitelman; Veterans Tag: Kai Cwik, West Cape May. SCOUTING AN EAGLE: Robert Elwell asked for help in his Eagle Scout project. He wants to move a plaque dedicated to WWII veterans from its lackluster location at Madison & Michigan over to the Kiwanis Park on Madison. He has a plan and Council

$6 million, to be shared by the county and the Cape May County Library System, each contributing one-third of the tab. DEEP BACKGROUND: In 2002 the Center for Community Arts (CCA) leased the Franklin Street School from the city for a nominal amount of money with the intention of renovating it, but along came 2008’s economic crash and the effort floundered. Although some repairs have been made to stop the deterioration, money to make the building ready for occupancy was not forthcoming. And then along came Cape May County and the library system to save the day. But four votes are needed to float a bond. Councilmembers Zack Mullock and Sheehan previously voted against moving the bond ordinance forward. Mullock said there was nothing in writing guaranteeing that the county and the county library system money would be in place. Those papers have subsequently been approved and the freshman councilmember said he had no further objections, but did have a


Page 66 concern regarding the use and disposition of the current library on Ocean Street. There are no plans, that we know of, regarding its future. Deputy Mayor Tricia Hendricks said the fact that the county and the library systems are chipping in does mean that the sale of the current library is not necessary to fund the project. Sheehan stuck to her guns as the lone dissenting vote. She said her constituents are against the move. She is in favor of renovating the Franklin Street School, but only as a community center. She also said the hours would be restricted since it would be a county-run library and would be closed on Sundays and most nights and therefore, not as accessible as a community center. STAR POWER: The room looked like a who’s who of politicians and VIPs of the African American community. Freeholder Director Jerry Thornton was on hand and hung in for the two-hour session leading up to the vote. In urging council to vote for the project, Thornton said, “I’ve worked on a lot of projects over the years. This is probably the best project in the county.” He said the renovation is “very important to us as a county but we’re also looking at West Cape May and Cape May Point.” He said it a was not only a chance to partner with city and the county library system but was also a chance to preserve the “historical value of the Franklin Street School and recognition of the African American community.” Lower Township Mayor and Assemblyman-elect Erik Simonsen spoke in favor of the project. Simonsen is not only an educator but also a member of neighboring Macedonia Baptist Church. “Sometimes you get one shot,” he said referring to saving the historic Franklin Street School, “and this might be it.” Assemblyman-elect Antwan McClellan said the saving of the Franklin Street School is “not just an acceptance of African-American history, it is an acceptance of our history.” Former CCA Executive Director Bernadette Matthews said, “This is an opportunity to right a wrong that was done when this building was built to separate black children from white children.” Longtime Cape May resident and founding CCA member Emily Dempsey attended the Franklin Street School and has been a tireless advocate for its preservation. She said, “It’s incredible. You take something that started off as a negative with segregation and you turn it into this beautiful idea of a library and community building.” Dr Keith Lafferty, chairman of Cape May Housing Authority

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and Cape May CARES, noted that there are 56 children currently living in the housing district who are in need of an ungraded library. “Diversity,” he said, “is the reason we need this library. Education is the ticket out.” FUZZY AND WARM: Whether you were for the project or not, it was the first time in a long time that absolute joy broke out in council chambers following the passage of an ordinance. SON OF A BEACH: Council passed a rate hike for beachgoers. The vote garnered four ayes and one abstention from Mullock, whose family owns the Chalfonte Hotel, which would be affected by the newly formed commercial beach tag fee. The bottom line: Seasonal beach tags will go from $28 to $30. Weekly beach goers’ tags will go from $18 to $20. Three-day tags will get the highest hike, going from $12 to $15. Daily tags will remain at $6. The ordinance also creates a new beach tag for hotel and accommodation owners. Currently beach tags are non-transferable, and much has been made — particularly by the Cape May Taxpayers Association (CMTPA) — that some hotels were getting away with buying a bulk of seasonal beach tags and offering them to their guests as an amenity. That cheated the city out of revenue and was against the law. Now you can share your beach tag with your friends and family members... as though you didn’t before. And that’s the problem. The ordinance was practically unenforceable, which has been a real poke in the ribs when it comes to hotels that refused to comply. BUT the accommodations beach tag will now cost $50 per tag. Bonus — they can put

November 28, 2019 their logo on the beach tag. LOOP THE LOOP? Members of the CMTPA spoke in favor of the ordinance but also wanting it raised more. Specifically, that the daily rate be raised $2 and the commercial rate go from $50 to $100. CMTPA member Jules Rauch pointed out that there really is nothing to stop hoteliers from buying the $30 beach tag and passing that along, rather than paying for the $50 one. City Solicitor Frank Corrado agreed that it is a loophole which will have to be closed. CMTPA spokesman Bill Seeger suggested that the penalty for such an abuse could be suspension of their mercantile license. The solicitor agreed. Council agreed to pass the ordinance with two amendment. The first, calls for an annual review of the beach tag fees. The second includes a penalty section for commercial establishments which might be tempted to buy $30 tags instead of the $50. If caught cheating, the hotel or B&B would have their mercantile license suspended or revoked. So there! FUN FACT: The city takes in $400,00 in seasonal beach tag sales in December alone. Merry Christmas!! SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT – ONE PLASTIC BAG AT A TIME: Council tabled second reading on an ordinance designed to ban the use of plastic bags, straws and the like at the request of Corrado, who said he needs more time to tweak. ABOUT THOSE MARATHONS MEETINGS Councilmember Mullock commented on the length of the meetings (this one went in excess of four hours) and the inclination to abbreviate discussion on ordinances like the beach tags, a la Corrado’s comment that, “We could discuss scenarios all night” with regard to cheating the system. Mullock suggested that one way to keep the meetings tighter was to think about limiting the number of times individual members of the public can come up the podium. Some speakers, not all of them residents, approach council three to five times on a regular basis. “It’s 9:15,” said Mullock, “ and this [the beach tag ordinance before council] is one of the highest income generators for the city. We have to give this the dedicated time it requires for discussion. If someone wants to come up to the podium 10 different times, we have to have a little control over that. Just like you, I want to go home.” NOTE TO CITY SOLICITOR CORRADO: You know that mic you never like to use? Sometimes it’s on when you don’t realize it and WE CAN HEAR YOU.


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Mary, Annie, Linda

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Where In The World Is Exit Zero?

Pete and Joanne Leonard at the Black Forest in Germany

John and Mary Lou Gartland on top of El Corte Inglés in Lisbon, Portugal

PHOTOGRAPHS BY A ROVING CORRESPONDENT

Joy to You and Me GIVE THE GIFT OF CAPE MAY TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE AND RECEIVE A LITTLE LOVE IN RETURN Celebrate Black Friday through Tuesday with a bonus gift card during this limited time online offer

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Congress Hall | Sandpiper | Star Inn | Beach Shack | Virginia Hotel | West End Garage

Seeking individuals with curiosity, energy and an instinct for service. We’ll provide the rest.

NOW HIRING FOR ALL POSITIONS! Front Desk | Housekeeping | Maintenance | Marketing | Culinary | Restaurant Banquets | Retail | Farm | Human Resources | Valet | Groundskeeping

If you can see yourself as part of the team, a member of our family then apply at CapeCareers.com or call 609.884.6533.

WA S S A I L DAY Enjoy hands-on crafts, live music, hot beverages and holiday treats served by historically clothed interpreters. Meet Father Christmas in the Country Store where you can shop for unique holiday gifts!

720 Route 9, Cape May

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 11AM-3PM

Free Admission! The Village paths come alive with the sights & smells of the holidays.

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

nless you have been in a coma for the last week or so, you have certainly noted that Cape May’s bushes and lawns have been vibrating with birds. Yes, migration is still ongoing and early November is the peak migratory period for a common boreal forest breeder, the Yellow-rumped Warbler. These effervescent grayish sprites are active feeders that pluck prey from branches, sally out to snap insects out of the air, forage on the ground for cold numbed insects and even pluck and consume bayberry. This versatility even gives Yellow-rumps, formerly called Myrtle Warblers, the latitude to winter in Cape May while most members of the family, the Parulidae, have retreated to the West Indies or Central America.. Easily identified by their bright yellow rumps and flat, emphatic “chip” call, one of the best places to see yellow-rumps is along the dune crossovers at the South Cape May Meadow, but frankly you passed hundredweights of birds to reach this junction. Despite dire observations concerning

North America’s declining bird numbers, Yellow-rumps remain common to abundant. This is something to savor and celebrate, so why not do so? There are few guarantees in life but if you attend a Monday morning bird walk in South Cape May, I can close to promise that a Yellow-rumped Warbler is in your future. If you are not an early riser, the cedars flanking the Hawk Watch Platform at Cape May Point State Park, fairly swarm with the birds.

Another late season migrant is Eastern Bluebird, whose charming form and churring call is part of the American Robin onslaught. Following the passage of a cold front and following a night of northwest winds, thousands of robins are winging south. There have been times when millions of robins have been counted in a single morning. Once, in 1976, the massed birds sitting on Sunset Boulevard, came close to stopping traffic. Robins, too, winter here in great numbers. Roosting in the white cedar stands and fox tail, they fan out during the day to feast upon holly berries and poison ivy. But if there is a mid-winter thaw, robins can be counted upon to revert to their classic earthworm catching ways. Pop Quiz. Do robins walk or hop across yards? If you said “walk,” you’re right. If you said “hop,” you’re right, too. It depends upon the height of the grass. So hop (or walk) on over to the Hawk Watch platform and get an eyeful of what the season has to offer.

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

DIEGO wears a perpetual smile and loves to be with people. His owner was unable to keep him, and Diego is making the best of his stay at the shelter by greeting everyone with his typical enthusiasm. Diego would be the perfect companion for an active adult family- one that would appreciate his happy disposition. Adopt this cutie today!

CHEWY arrived at the shelter as a stray, but spent several days in a home with other dogs and kids. He was friendly and playful in the household. It is estimated that Chewy is less than two years old and could do well with another dog and older kids. Chewy is very playful and loving towards people and with some training, could be a wonderful pet!

LYLA is a shy seven year old girl whose family was unable to care for her, so she arrived at the shelter confused and scared. Her sad eyes follow you as you pass her kennel. Lyla is reserved in the yard, but walks well on a leash and seems to enjoy that experience. Once she is comfortable with you, she elicits attention and loves to be petted. Adopt this sweet girl today!

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

BRANDY had a bit of a rough life so far. She used to live outside and then she had babies. Someone brought her into the shelter so her babies could be safe and get adopted. Brandy had to have surgery on her eye do to allergies. But don’t worry, Brandy’s eye doesn’t bother her anymore, it just looks a little different. Adopt this poor angel today!

GABBY & PORK CHOP are mother and son who lived happily together in a house their whole lives, until unfortunately their owner passed away. They miss her, and miss having a home. They love each other very much, so cannot be separated! But that shouldn’t be a problem because they are both sweet cats that love affection and being pet. Adopt today!

NENA used to have a family, but they were not allowed to keep her at their rental home. Nena is a calm and quiet girl who doesn’t need much, just plenty of food and water and a warm place to sleep. She even gets along with kids too making Nena great addition to any home. Adopt this sweet lady today!

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11/9: Around 11:30pm At The Ugly Mug PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONCIERGE SERVICE

Leaf it to us!

Property Inspection Inspection Trash Removal Removal Fall Yard Cleanup Cleanup

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

House Cleaning

House Cleanout Cleanout Home Repairs

Personal Errands Errands & More!

Elizabeth Doyle, Jessie Stein, Dani Herrman, Amir Faraj

1400 texas avenue, unit #2, cape may (609) 884-8444 | wkrservices.com

GAIL WILSEY-MORRISON

Charles, Angel

Alice, Anna

207 Congress Place, Cape May One of Cape May’s few grand Victorian cottages to have survived as a singlefamily home. It combines the grandeur of the old with the efficiency of the new. High ceilings, original gilt mirrors and large airy rooms overlook an expansive, fully-fenced garden plus off-street parking for four cars. Elegant living and dining rooms were made for entertaining. They and the master bedroom have tall French doors accessing double porches front and rear with expansive views of the ocean and garden. $2,800,000

501 LAFAYETTE STREET, CAPE MAY CELL 609-602-0405 • OFFICE: 609-884-1007 www.gailwilsey.com

Maddie, Andrew, Mikala


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336 PORTSMOUTH ROAD, TRANQUILITY Own 80 feet of waterfront property on the Cape May Canal at an affordable price. Visit this hidden secret near the Cape May bridge in a contemporary 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with newer 3-season addition room. Great room with cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace, lined with windows. First floor includes large kitchen and dining area, open foyer, master with full bathroom and walk in closet, great room, 3-season room, deck with electric awning, patio, 2 guest rooms, hall bath, laundry room, 2-car garage, and oversized paver driveway. The second floor has office nook, two oversized bedrooms with storage and closets. Home has been well maintained but priced to allow a new owner to update original (but perfectly working) heating and air, plus paint, flooring and other finishes. Wonderful yard with sprinkler system that connects with the canal and CORP land, which owner has rental agreement to use and maintain. Asking price $599,000

Call Charity Clark at Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty on 609-884-3332


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Bonnie, Jill

Carrie, Pete

Notre Dame Ace PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

WINTER IS GREAT IN CAPE MAY! Let us help you plan your off-season vacation

Jersey Cape Rental Team

Brenda, Ann, Shannon, Olivia, Ellie Jersey Cape Realty, Inc. • 739 Washington Street Cape May NJ 08204 • JerseyCapeRealtyRentals.com DEE LANZALOTTI, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER


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11/12: LCMR’s Future Business Leaders Of America At Congress Hall

Lower Cape May Regional’s Future Business Leaders of America program PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Presented by

CHARITY R. CLARK

9 Cardinal Drive, Villas $285,900

BROKER SALESPERSON GRI, ABR

609.408.2192 charitycapemay@gmail.com Advice. Experience. Results.

Three New Construction Homes Close to Bay Visit our Facebook page to view days/times for Open Houses! 3 Cardinal Drive, Villas $264,900

1533 Main Street, Villas $274,900

Christina P. Clemans Licensed Real Estate Broker 1159 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204 609-884-3332


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Around The Avenues And Alleyways Of Cool Cape May

Gusto Brewery crew on November 14 PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

512 Washington Mall Cape May

Sol Needles Real Estate

609-884-8428 cbcapemay.com

LUXURY TOWNHOME CONDOMINUMS 314 Moore St., West Cape May Unit A or Unit B both offered at $699,000 Luxury Townhome Condominiums Craftsman-Style Construction 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with high ceilings, and spacious open layout. 2,228 sq ft of livng space 1st floor bedroom Builder 10-year owner’s warranty

LISTING AGENT James McBride Sales Associate 609-408-3076 jims@cbcapemay.com

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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Susan, Mariah, Chris

Phil, Suzy

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Jersey Cape Realty SALES & RENTALS

1621 BEACH AVENUE, UNIT 206, CAPE MAY

JOSEPH (JODY) ALESSANDRINE, SRS

Realtor l Sales Associate

609-602-5629

JodyA@CoastlineRealty.com

Low Inventory = Sellers’ Market! Thinking of listing your property? With the lowest inventory in several years, it’s best to choose a Designated Sellers’ Representative Specialist, like Joseph (Jody) Alessandrine, SRS.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $975,000

ATTENTION INVESTORS! An amazing opportunity to own in one of the most sought-after condominium complexes in all of Cape May — Victoria’s Walk! Located in the desirable East End of Cape May. Unit has a very strong rental history.

agent: sandy bezaire, cell 609-972-3212

WHAT JODY’S PAST SELLERS SAY:

“In all of the numerous real estate transactions, I never remembering appreciating so much a realtor’s service.” — Mark G. “Jody, it was because of you and your willingness to hold open houses, that we sold our house quickly and for top dollar. You were a very patient, tenacious and professional agent, and we were very pleased when we received multiple offers.” — Mary A.

Jersey Cape Realty, Inc.

Contact Jody for a FREE Comparative Market Analysis today!

(609) 884-5800 JerseyCapeRealty.com

Coastline Realty, 941 Columbia Avenue, Cape May 609-884-5005 Ÿ CoastlineRealty.com

Dolores Lanzalotti, Broker / Owner 739 Washington Street, Cape May


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FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FULL-SERVICE REAL ESTATE OFFICE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 4 Car Garage 1.3 Acres

Duplex

Modern Amenities

Investment Property

Listed $80,000

Listed $395,000

Listed $230,000

Listed $395,000

7 KING STREET RIO GRANDE 2 BR/2 BA + 1 BR/1 BA

9 REGINA DRIVE ERMA 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

381 ROUTE 9 ERMA 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

121 E. MAPLE AVENUE WILDWOOD Multi-Unit

Pool

Listed $3,600,000 1003 STOCKTON AVENUE CAPE MAY 8 Bedrooms | 7.5 Baths

Water Views

Listed $299,999 241 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE VILLAS 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

Inventory Is LOW. If you are considering selling, call 609-884-5005 to speak to an on-duty agent TODAY!

1st Floor Condo

Listed $575,000 509 A PEARL AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT 4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

Water View

Listed $865,000 1420 MISSOURI AVENUE CAPE MAY 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

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


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BARBARA McPHERSON Realtor Sales Associate

Serving Clients for 20 Years: Buying, Selling & Renting

609-780-7652

Barbara@CoastlineRealty.com

PET-FRIENDLY RENTAL 1084 SHUNPIKE ROAD, CAPE MAY

Available for short-term rentals. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, pet-friendly, overlooking a wildlife pond! 2-night minimum. Book it today!

ED C0NNOLLY

Broker Sales Associate With superior marketing and strategic planning you can expect a greater return on your investment. Call me today for a free comprehensive evaluation of your property.

609-602-3089

Ed@CoastlineRealty.com

“In a recent sale transaction, the lot we were buying had an extended contract time due to the State of N.J. D.E.P. approval time. The sales contract had to be amended and resigned three times. Mr. Connolly was always ahead of the contract due dates and the sale was closed after 18 months of the state approval process. The success of the sale was due to Ed’s non-stop persistence.” - bill

Search online @ CoastlineRealty.com

CAROL A. MENZ Broker/Owner gri, sres, crs, abr, sfr, rsps NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award® Platinum 2015-2018


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Gwendolyn and Robert Johnson

Yang, TC

Jeff and Maria Waldman, George and Susan Coan PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Ryan Griffin Salesperson Direct: 609.602.5578 Office: 609.884.1300

FOR SALE!

602 SECOND AVE., WEST CAPE MAY New Construction by Burke Builders. 4 BR/3.5 BA farmhouse design in close proximity to the Nature Conservancy featuring board and batten exterior and spacious front porch. $899,000

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

527 ELMIRA ST., CAPE MAY 3 BR/2.5 BA luxurious new construction located just a couple of blocks to downtown. $869,000

601 PARK AVE., WEST CAPE MAY 5 BR/2.5 BA maintained and upgraded Cape Cod positioned on a 70’ wide corner lot. $749,000

623 SUNSET BLVD., WEST CAPE MAY Custom 4 BR/3 BA single family home w/ views of the South Cape May Nature Conservancy. $879,000

219 NORTH ST., CAPE MAY 7 BR/4 BA downtown Victorian currently divided into a four unit multi-family with ample parking. $1,199,000

RGriffin@deSatnickRealEstate.com www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204 Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record


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Two Great New Listings from Homestead Real Estate!

902 Ocean, Lower Twp. | Canyon Club Unit 402 | $559,999

Impeccable corner unit at Canyon Club. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit is being sold “turn key�. The first level includes an open floor plan boasting water views from the tastefully updated kitchen, dining area and spacious living room with wood burning fireplace. The second floor includes two spacious bedrooms with updated bath for guests to enjoy. The top level features the luxurious master suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, spacious walk-in closet, en-suite with jetted tub, sliders to the balcony with panoramic views.

10 Newport, Lower Twp.| Tranquility | $499,999 3 bedroom, 2 full bath single level home has been professionally designed with a soothing coastal color palate and fabulous custom furnishings. Main living area features open floor plan with gas fireplace and dining room open to the beautifully appointed kitchen boasting water views of the intercoastal canal from the cozy breakfast nook. Living room features floor to ceiling windows and door leading to the newly refurbished Florida room. Stylish master suite with updated tiled bathroom AND home selling mostly furnished!

Call (609) 884-1888 for Info! 502 Bank St. | Cape May, NJ Dagmer Chew | Broker-Owner

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Sol Needles Real Estate

512 Washington Mall, Cape May

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609-884-8428 ยง cbcapemay.com

UPGRADED FAMILY HOME

CAPE MANOR

LUXURY LIVING AT THE BEACH

RENTAL

526 Seashore Road Erma

805 Pittsburgh Avenue Unit 203, Cape May

416 Congress Street Cape May

650 Town Bank Road North Cape May

Asking price: $169,990 3 bedrooms /1 bath

Asking price: $534,900 3 bedrooms /2 baths w/pool

REDUCED price: $1,595,000 4 bedrooms /4.5 baths

$6,000/monthly 2,800 sq ft professional office space

3- STORY MODERN VICTORIAN

SUNSETS, BAY VIEWS & BEACHES

921 Kearney Avenue Cape May

10 Delaware Bay Drive Villas

CHARMING TWO STORY HOME

COMPLETELY REMODELED

Asking price: $1,495,000 5 bedrooms /4 baths

312 Pacific Avenue West Cape May Asking price: $729,000 3 bedrooms /2 baths

Asking price: $649,000 6 bedrooms /4 full - 2 half baths

From all of us at Coldwell Banker!

236 Linda Anne Avenue North Cape May Asking price: $339,500 4 bedrooms /2 baths

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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Beth & Michael Gebhart

Mike and Donna O’Keefe

Spanish Harlem Orchestra PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

29 Harbor Cove, Cape May 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths $3,195,000 Cape May Harbor Village and Yacht Club is the site of this gracious custom designed home built to capture spectacular Harbor and Marina views from all three floors, rooms, decks and porches overlooking an inground pool, firepit and professionally landscaped grounds.

Christina P. Clemans Licensed Real Estate Broker 1159 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204 609-884-3332 www.chrisclemanssir.com


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Jersey Cape Realty SALES & RENTALS

Buying & selling with integrity & trust

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

JUST LISTED

6 W. Woodlands Avenue, CMCH

Sheila Sinkler, Joanne Drayton, Diane Morgan

Call today for more information

Jersey Cape Realty, Inc.

Dolores Lanzalotti, Broker / Owner 739 Washington Street, Cape May

609-884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

Stacy Hutchinson Broker Associate Direct: 609.972.6004 Office: 609.884.1300 Bob, Hilary, Kathy

Email: SHutchinson@deSatnickRealEstate.com

FOR SALE!

1308 TEXAS AVE., CAPE MAY 5 BR/4.5 BA new construction by Paul Burgin Builders with multiple decks & marina/ harbor views! $979,000

Tom and Helen Weber, Gina and Ed Stowman

SOLD!

12 CAPTAINS COURT, LOWER TOWNSHIP/ TRANQUILITY PARK LISTING AGENT NOVEMBER 20, 2019 SALE PRICE: $385,000

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record


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RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGES

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Hanks posse

Christian Jacopec, Manon Hessels

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

512 Washington Mall Cape May

Sol Needles Real Estate

609-884-8428 cbcapemay.com

DREAM BEACHFRONT HOME 12 Second Avenue, Cape May Incredible, incomparable newly constructed ON THE COVE BEACH, 6,000-plus square foot home with fantastic, ocean, lighthouse, beach and city views. Also offers pool, elevator and 5 bedrooms. Call for details. $4,975,000

LISTING AGENT Bill Bezaire Broker /Owner 609-827-3513

bill@cbcapemay.com

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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822 Stockton Ave., Cape May

107 Harvard Ave., CM Point

409 Oxford Ave., Cape May Point

10 Bedrooms | 6 Baths - $799,000

6 Bedrooms | 6 Baths - $2,195,000

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths - $1,129,000

Stunning Oceanfront Home Beautifully renovated and meticulously restored! Impressive grand staircase, beautiful wrap-around verandah, 100x100 double lot.

New Construction Just steps from Pavilion Circle and Lake Lily. Gourmet kitchen, 1st and 2nd floor master suites, front and rear porches, detached garage.

Beach Block Guest House Multi-Family with 3 units in the main house and a separate cottage as the 4th unit. Just steps to the beach and a short walk to town.

Visit Our New Website

406 Alexander Ave., CM Point 4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths - $899,500

902 Ocean Drive, Lower Twp. 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths -$850,000

jerseycaperealty.com Search Sold Properties

Two Beach Cottages Both front and rear cottages renovated with new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, heat and air, and have been successful rentals.

SEE WHAT JUST SOLD!

Canyon Club Unit 204 One of the newest buildings at Canyon Club. Being sold fully furnished – come enjoy the resort life! Panoramic harbor views.

932 Clover Lane, Cold Spring

123 Jennifer Lane, N. Cape May

1265 Bayshore Road, Villas

4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths - $399,900

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths - $268,900

‘Wing It’ - $399,900

Center Hall Colonial Spacious home near the canal – minutes from Cape May. Expansive family room opening to rear deck and fenced-in rear yard. Lots of storage space.

Convenient Location Remodeled and updated in 2012 with new kitchen, bathrooms, new floors and new roof. Just a short bike ride to the bay.

Open 7 days a week With our full-time professional Realtors & a fully dedicated rental team

Entrepreneurs Delight! Successful, fully-established year-round business that includes the equipment, building AND real estate.

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Happy Thanksgiving! 303 Coral Avenue Cape May Point $1,125,000

Charming Craftsman Cape May Point Cottage, designed and built by Dovetail Builders with exceptional attention to detail. Located just two short blocks to the beach, State Park and Lighthouse, and a quick bike ride to the Red Store, Sunset Beach and Cape May. You will find custom cabinetry with built ins throughout, hardwood floors, tiled bathrooms, cathedral ceilings and transom windows enhance the living space with light.

292 Sixth Avenue, West Cape May Brand New Construction $879,000 https://gallery.roomsketcher.com/project/? l=en&pid=6930093

27 Sand Castle Dr., Cape May Court House Exceptional Property located on 2.69 acres with Inground Pool $775,000

Christina P. Clemans Licensed Real Estate Broker 1159 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204 609-884-3332 www.chrisclemanssir.com


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UNDER CONTRACT!

1307 BEACH AVE., UNIT 11, CAPE MAY 2 BR/1 BA Morning Star Villa luxury condo located on the third floor with partial views. $469,000

ROSEMANS LN., CAPE MAY Seven new homes under contract & one lot sold! Multiple new builds available starting at $825,000

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1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record

Kathleen Satt Salesperson Direct: 609.972.4014 Office: 609.884.1300

Email: KSatt@deSatnickRealEstate.com

FOR SALE!

SOLD!

310 FIDLER AVE., DENNISVILLE 3 BR/2 BA turn-key home positioned on approximately .99 acres of wooded land. $269,000

1144 WASHINGTON ST., CAPE MAY DUAL-DISCLOSED BROKER BUYER’S AGENT AUGUST 30TH, 2019 SALE PRICE: $700,000

1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com


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