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EXIT ZERO A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean Ÿ December 5, 2019 Ÿ Vol. 17, No. 44 Ÿ America’s Original Seaside Resort

Let The Holiday Season Begin!

Tree-Lighting At The Emlen Physick Estate P16-30

Country Garage Benefit At The Mad Batter P34-49

Bob Smith and crew at Carney’s on Thanksgiving Eve. More photographs inside and in next week’s issue. Aleksey Moryakov

Giving The Gift Of Hope The Family Promise of Cape May County nonprofit works all year to keep homeless families together by providing them with shelter in local houses of worship. They offer meals, the support services necessary to get people back on their feet and, perhaps most importantly, hope. Which is why we were so excited to see their December 1 Christmas party, An Evening of Giving Thanks, was a sell-out at the Washington Inn. Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, chance baskets and music, all benefitting a great cause. The season of giving, indeed! Right: Maureen, Bonnie, Laurie, Patty. More photos next week. Aleksey Moryakov

“The Prowler” Screening At Inn Of Cape May P51-56

Adopt Mr Cupcake For Christmas! P73-75

FIND OUR EZ MASCOT PHIL! CLIPART CONTEST ON PAGE 22


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We at Next Gen 30, INC extend our sincere gratitude to the sponsors of our annual Genny Lynn Farnan Birthday FUNraiser. Please support these generous businesses and families! ABC Signs The Angelsea Pub Antojos Aimee and Greg Moreno Bath Time Ben Stone Music Bill Farnan Beachwood at the Dunes The Bellevue The Bread & Butter Group The Barefoot Bar Big Wave Burrito Bucket Brigade Brewery Cape May Contracting Cape May Day Spa Cape May Fitness Cape Island Home & Gardens Cape May National Golf Cape May Yoga Cash and Clive The Chalfonte Chez Michel Collier’s Liquor Store Cowabunga Chris Cape May Cotton Company Court House Diner The C-View Inn Dark Star Pirate Cruises David Macomber Drew Blanda of Magnum Opus Tattoo Collective deSatnick Real Estate, LLC deSatnick Window Fashions El Pueblo Exit Zero Magazine Exit Zero Filling Station Fins Restaurant The Fudge Kitchen

Fulcrum Design Group Nauti Spirits Galvanic Naval Air Station Wildwood Geckos Nick and Sandy Mucha Givens Ninos Restaurant Georges Place Noreen Cicero Gusto Brewery North Beach Gym Harpoons on The Bay Panzini Pizza House Hanks Sauce Peter Henderer Artwork Hugits The Reeds Jacki and Matt Jackson Rhythm of The Sea Bed & Breakfast Jim’s Bait and Tackle Rosie Andrist Joe Canals of Rio Grande Roy Abrams John Lynch The Star and Wave Kristin and Mark Bartle Sea Gear Kevin Smith of Magnum Opus Seashore Foods Tattoo Collective Shear Sunsations Kissinfresh Meats Spirit Catcher Kindle Ford Stegers Beach Service Lace Silhouettes Steve Mitchum Surfboards Linda and Jim Peoples Sue Wunder Little Egg Harbor Soap Shop Taryn Thompson The Lobster House Tishas Restaurant Louisa’s Chocolate Shop Two Mile Landing Love the Cook Union Park Lucky Bones Scott White of United Yacht Sales The Mad Batter Victorious Mandy’s Subs The Wagging Tail Media in Motion Wanda Weinfeldt Michele Murray Whitney Garrison The Marquis Hotel The Washington Inn Mike Matthews DJ The Whales Tail Matthew’s Seafood Market Winterwood Mayers WKR Construction Miller Lite Next Gen 30, INC exists to perform 30 acts Muddy Paws of kindness annually in the communities Morey’s Piers that Genevieve Farnan loved, prioritizing the Nancy Haines health and education of young people in the Nancy Ramundo Cape May County community.

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11/27: Around Midnight Thanksgiving Eve At Carney’s

Gina, Hana, Hannah, Julia, Rachel, Ali

Ashlee, Sydney, Kris Kane

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

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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.

HOW TO... ORDER A PHOTO

REQUEST A PHOTOGRAPHER

SEND A VACATION PHOTO

«Email us at photo@exitzero.us (write Photo Order in subject line) and tell us the date the photo appeared and on which page. If you don’t have email, call us on 609-770-8479.

«Email info@exitzero.us and write PHOTO REQUEST in the subject line. Or call 609-770-8479. There is no charge, but we can’t ALWAYS guarantee we will show up. Aleksey is a busy guy!

«We love pictures of our magazine on vacation. Email your photos and details to info@exitzero.us and write EZ ON VACATION in the subject line. Do NOT send hard copies. They don’t print well.

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«Although we no longer offer subscriptions to the weekly issue, you can still subscribe to the FOUR color issues next year. Call 609-770-8479 or order online at ezstore.us.

«You can read our issues online, courtesy of our virtual magazine reader. Just visit our website, exitzero.us, and click where it says THIS WEEK’S ISSUE. Enjoy!

«This magazine is funded through advertising – so please support our advertisers! To discuss our affordable packages, contact Jack Wright on 609-770-8479 or jack@exitzero.us.

SOME INTERESTING CAPE MAY TRIVIA AND FUN FACTS

Weird Sea Creature

Did You Know?

What We’re Reading

The yellow boxfish IS shaped like a box — or at least the baby version is. It’s a peaceful creature, but if it gets uberstressed, it may secrete a super deadly toxin that will kill everything in its tank — including, possibly, itself. These slow-moving guys like hiding, eating algae — and hiding? Claim to fame: Mercedes once designed a bionic car based on the shape of a boxfish.

Following World War II, local surfing pioneer Bob Steger turned his father’s bathhouse property (where beachgoers changed in and out of bathing costumes) into the island’s first surf shop, Steger’s Surf n Sun, which he ran with wife Betty. While the store closed nearly 30 years ago, locals still reminisce about its friendly service and the aroma of suntan lotion and neoprene wetsuits. Now, the family — which has operated the iconic Steger Beach Service business in Cape May since the 1930s — also operates a paddleboard business at Utsch’s Marina and a store in West End Garage.

The Water Dancer By Ta-Nehisi Coates About a boy with an exceptional gift and the will to survive an atrocious time, this novel is a potent Oprah pick — so you know it’s got to be good.


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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: Now-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: Now-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. 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.

The West Cape May Christmas Parade is just one of several festive activites taking place this weekend. Check out the rest of this page so you don’t miss a minute of holiday fun!

INSIDER TIP The Facebook page for the 54th Annual West Cape May Community Christmas page shows nearly 4,000 people have marked themselves as “interested in going.” Don’t set yourself up for FOMO this Saturday — stake out your watch-spot ASAP. 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. More info: Call 302-645-7670. WASSAIL DAY Where: Historic Cold Spring Village. When: December 7. 11am-3pm. Know This: In addition to their usual crafts, activities and visits with Father Christmas, this year members of the 2nd New Jersey Brigade Civil War reenactors will be doing a winter encampment. More info: Call 609-898-2300 ext 11. 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. ANNUAL NICK FEDOROFF COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Where: Convention Hall. When: December 15. Noon-3pm. How Much: Free! however, anyone wishing to donate an unwrapped toy to help support the Sgt. William Alvarez Annual Toy Drive can drop their gift at the door. Know This: Including bouncy houses, face painting, crafts, games, refreshments, entertainment and much more. Santa will be stopping in from the North Pole for photos. More info: Call 609-884-9505.


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Exit Zero Almanac

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

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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 Joey Steehan, Hat Marron, Yup Yup, Rachel Ralph, Map Markus

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Ramblings From The Editor

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

he sky will be a different color (black compared with blue), the air temperature will be about 50 degrees cooler (38 compared with, say, 88) and, as a result, people will be wearing different clothes (beanie hats instead of baseball caps, overcoats instead of T-shirts). But one thing about this coming weekend that WILL be similar to July? The crowds. Attracted by festivities that have transformed Cape May into one of the must-see Christmas attractions on the East Coast, the masses will rival those of midsummer in America’s Original Seaside Resort. It all kicks off this Friday, when there are THREE tree-lighting ceremonies, all at different times, so you can do a tree crawl! The first one is totally bogus, but I’m going to talk about it anyway. Why? Because it’s the FIRST ANNUAL TREE-LIGHTING AT EXIT ZERO! That’s why. Yes, you can appreciate the sheer beauty of ceremonies at majestic Congress Hall and the beautiful bandstand, but have you ever experienced Christmas Under the Canopy?

That’s right. We are kicking off the festivities on the forecourt of our gas station. Starting at 5:o0pm, we will be offering peppermint/hot cocoa shots plus Bailey’s/coffee shots, along with hot dogs (with Christmas sauce). As a backdrop, It’s A Wonderful Life will be playing on a giant screen. We bought a 12-foot tree from Tuckahoe Nurseries, planted by Rob Lundholm and Ryan Douglass. I’ll be switching on the lights around 5:30-6:00pm in front of what I can only imagine will be a crowd of at least 11 (but come

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prove me wrong!) At 7pm on Friday, the second tree-lighting will happen at Rotary Park, followed by the grand poohbah of tree lightings, at Congress Hall around 9pm. If you haven’t been to Congress Hall’s Brown Room on the night of the tree-lighting, you’ll likely not believe how crazy it gets. Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland, with its cute little train that circles the hotel grounds, classic carousel and tented shopping village is a must-do for anyone who has a festive bone in their body. On Saturday, it’s the 54th West Cape May Christmas Parade, at 5pm. To get you started, come along to the Exit Zero forecourt. We’ll once again be dispensing more hot shots, hot dogs and playing the greatest Christmas movie ever made, while Terry O’Brien, Bill Caterini and Al Olivero play classic rock AND Christmas tunes by the roaring fire inside. Re the parade, Troop 73 scouts will be collecting toilet paper and paper towels for Cape May Community Food Closet, so please bring your paper goods along with you and help out a great cause. See you then!

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Knapp and Sorel clan PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK SCOTT

Cape May’s original farm-to-table

Uncle Bill’s And FAMILY RESTAURANT

Open 7:00am daily Made from Scratch... Made with Love Open Fri - Sun @ 5pm... Please Call to Book 609-884-5882

104 JACKSON STREET

Gift card sale! buy $100, get $20 free. or buy $50, get $10 free! BEACH & PERRY, CAPE MAY MAY


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Our Famous

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS SAUSAGE Available Nov 1 -­ Dec 31

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Where We’re Eating

Here’s what the EZ team had for breakfast this week

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily

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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 restaurant: The Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa Hotel on Jackson Street. The legend: It goes like this... the late Harry Kulkowitz, army vet and former owner of a Philadelphia art gallery, won the restaurant and attached hotel in a poker game in 1976. That’s not exactly true, though Harry did conceive of the idea for this Cape May staple during a poker game with then-owner Greg Thoden. Turns out, Greg offered the space to Harry and his partner, Vickie Seitchik, via a $1500 lease. Right from the start, the Mad Batter was a wild success, leading Harry and Vickie to purchase the property. While Harry passed away at the age of 92 in 2017, his son Mark and daughter-in-law Pam Huber carry on his legacy, continuing to run the establishment with their children. The food: The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it’s breakfast that seems to garner the MOST fanatical following. We opted for the chorizo and scrambled egg burrito made with housemade sausage, green onions, tomato, pepper jack cheese and pico de gallo. We also had the Spicy Beyond Italian Sausage Bowl, made with plant-based sausage. Not because we’re vegetarian, but because it’s just that good. The decor: From the beginning, Harry stayed true to his roots, displaying work from local artists — a tradition the restaurant maintains today. The seats: We had a cozy table on the restaurant’s enclosed front porch, overlooking the bustle of tree-lined Jackson. One of the best spots on the island for sipping green tea (as Jack always does) on a blustery day! The hot tip: You can also get lunch from 8am! We’re thinking about those Gringo Nachos, which are vegan and delicious. The presidential shout-out: In 2014, President Barack Obama called attention to Harry’s army days in a speech marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. “Think of Harry Kulkowitz, the Jewish son of Russian immigrants, who fudged his age at enlistment so he could join his friends in the fight,” he said. “Don’t worry, Harry, the statute of limitations has expired.”


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The gang PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK SCOTT

LUNCH 11:30AM - 4:00PM DINNER SUN-THUR 4-8PM FRI & SAT 4-9PM HAPPY HOUR SUN-FRI 3-6PM LATE NIGHT MENU !

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Mackenzie, Savannah, Adrina

Chambers and Ayala families

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Dr Emlen Physick, Mary Stewart, Tom Carroll, Patricia Hendricks, Jody Alessandrine, Shaine Meier PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK SCOTT

Rent the Brewery for Your Holiday Party! Tuesdays and Wednesdays in 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

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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, Cat Wilson from Lucky Bones is up. How long have you been bartending? Six years. Favorite drink to make? Any bottled beer. An honest woman! What’s your bartending pet peeve? When customers hail you over and they aren’t ready to order. Don’t call me over until you know what you want! Dream job? A wedding planner because I’d enjoy making people happy on their special day.

Wine Of The Week Live Music every * saturday 2-5 21 + happy hour * fridays 5-8pm with PM

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Sunset Liquors Beaujolais Nouveau $13.99 Nouveau will have very bright, fresh, red fruit flavors, such as cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, and will be delivered to your palate with a distinct zing. It is best served chilled to really bring the fruit forward and is a popular complement to holiday feasts.

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 12. 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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Phil Schoolman, Joel McCloskey

Owens and Divece clan PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANK SCOTT

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

h, December. The month that puts one on the precipice of one year and the cusp of another. A time of reflection and remembrance, of reaping what we’ve sown. A time of hope tinged with just the slightest bit of melancholy. But, most importantly, a time to suddenly realize, shit, I only get two more paychecks before I have to buy an assload of presents. ’Tis the season! NEWSFLASH: This weekend is the big Christmas Under the Canopy as Exit Zero Filling Station. It’s kind of a Christmas Tree Lighting slash Parking Lot Party slash Parade Viewing Dealie, with food, drink and general merriment under the lights of our boutique gas station. (The fumes are free!) Inside, on Friday, we’ll be having Merry O’ke (which is like Terry O’ke which is like karaoke but Christmas) and Saturday will feature the quirky acoustic trio of Bill Caterini, Al Olivero and Terry O’Brien. But generally, it’s going to be kind of awesome, so swing on by. The tree lighting will be done using genuine, authentic Exit Zero

gasoline and is expected to be very bright and very brief, so please be punctual. Big Deal of the Week: The Exit Zero Filling Station Open Mic! Bill Caterini and I have been playing Tuesdays with varying degrees of success. Let me rephrase: the music was successful; Bill is a pro’s pro and always willing to learn the crazy obscure tunes I throw at him. But guest attendance was a little hit-or-miss. So the EZFS Brain Trust threw some ideas around on perking up Tuesdays, yada yada yada, open mic night! And it was a smashing success.

We start at 5 and by 530 it was our busiest Tuesday of the winter, and that was before a litany of Cape May’s finest musicians sauntered in to do their thing. With apologies to MQ Murphy, whose Facebook round-ups of his Mad Batter Sundays are a thing of legend, here’s how it went... Tom and Janet Baxter are regular visitors to EZFS who were in on Saturday for O’Brien & Joyce. Tom got into a Super Guitar Nerd chat with Tim about Fenders and Clarks and Gibsons (whatever, I’m a singer), I told him about the EZFSOM and he looked stricken yet excited. Fast-forward to Tuesday and, not only does he show up to play, he brings a bunch of friends, including songwriter Gordon Vincent and the lovely Becca Jean, to eat drink and make merry. THIS is how you do it, folks; you come play the open mic, you bring some friends, you have dinner and drinks, and voila! You’ve supported a local business in the off-season and the open mic lives another week! I don’t remember what Tom played (I’m not MQ Murphy-level organized yet),

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but he played it well and will forever be branded as “First Ever EZFSOM Player.” The first of many, we hope. (Side Note: Tom started out kind of nervous, but by song #3 we had to drag him off the stage with a comically oversized hook.) Jon Katity, my newest, bestest buddy, brought a crew that included his fiance, the effervescent Leslie Weidel (for whom he wrote the excellent “Still Love Me” as Behind the Beautiful. Go find it on YouTube right now), Mad Batter bartender Matt Reeves, who chose not to play despite everyone’s begging (it must be his fetish), and Eliza Lotozo who is Director of External Affairs at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities and Executive Director of Our Hearts. Jon played three sets over the course of the evening, covers, originals and, yes, a couple R.E.M. songs with the host, and basically took over the room, displaying the talent that has made him an integral part of the, well, stellar dance band Stellar Mojo. Jon’s been a bud since he started coming to Terry O’ke in 2005 at the age of 11. Local mumblecore maestro Brandon Smith, a Terr y- O ’ B r i e n-S q u e e z e -L e vel-Obsessive fan of Van Morrison, followed with some Van tunes. He also fronts a peppy 90s-grunge-ish originals band, Honey I’m Homeless, which wins my Favorite Band Name Award. Stream or buy their stuff. By this time the restaurant was completely full, every table and both bars, so those smiles that server Tish Roussos and bartender Gordon Sterling were giving you were 50% thrilled to be busy and 50% holy crap I’m super weeded. Fortunately, Steve Wilson appeared out of nowhere, jumped behind the bar and took a little heat off the crew. “What the hell are you doing here?” I asked. “I work here,” he answered. I really need to start reading the EZFS emails… Regardless, Steve is an

December 5, 2019 awesome addition to the coolest staff in town. Bonus points for his wife Catherine. No particular reason She’s just worth bonus points. So, songs are being sung and drinks are being drank and in stroll Jimm Ross and Andy Reeves, two staples of the local music scene. When talent like Jimm and Andy casually stroll in and play killer sets at your inaugural open mic night, you think, “Huh, we just may be onto something.” I’m not one to gush too often about “amazing” nights, but this was really pretty amazing. Can we do it every Tuesday? Who knows. But for one night, at least, the talent was transcendent, the kitchen was hopping, the room was bouncing, John Cooke (whom I still owe a beer Week 8) was posting and the vibe was just great. Please keep coming! The world needs more music. There’s an election coming up, for chrissakes... At one point I was outside catching a smok… getting some air with Jon, Matt, Brandon and Andy as we discussed the afterlife and belief thereof. There’s a joke in there I’m not smart enough to write. How many drunk musicians does it take to prove there’s a god? Jimm Ross and I spoke and came to a very important decision: It’s okay for Ed Dobbs to scale back his playing, it is NOT OKAY for Ed Dobbs to retire. (Ed is one of the five greatest guitar players you’ll ever hear; it was my great privilege to stand three feet to his left for five years in Southwind, and his solo on Garry Moore’s “Still Got the Blues” made me cry years before I became Weepy Old Guy.) Yeesh, I’m almost out of room already and I haven’t even talked about the crazy weekend we had, which included Will Riccio demanding a Squeeze song (one of many reasons I adore him) and Curtis Bashaw singing “American Pie”. ’Til next week, don’t get caught in The Undertow.


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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

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YES

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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

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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!

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$20-$45 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

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

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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. CLOSED FOR SEASON.

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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FULL BAR

YES

YES

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D

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

BYOB

YES

NO

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

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NO

YES

b H U

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

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B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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BYOB

YES

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Celebrate the most magical time of year in Cape May with our annual holiday events for the whole family. WINTER WONDERLAND OPEN Through 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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Ah, those good old Cape May days... by Jackson D’Catur

e will say no more about my Thanksgiving party. No name will be put on paper to identify the person who ran naked through town, a turkey jammed on their head. No photographic evidence will appear in these pages showing two luminaries of the city in an embarrassing and physically implausible situation with a visiting celebrity animal. No audio will be broadcast on Cape May’s Pirate Radio station, revealing details and conspirators in the forthcoming coup attempt (to install a monarchy). Let me just say that should anyone be foolish enough to cross me, all of the above might stray into the public domain through the media and a fleet of banner planes. No, let us move on gracefully, with the frank admission that we are not mature enough to have nice things. On which, Christmas is hanging by a thread. We simply cannot have another scandal like last year, with the reindeer. Which are not reindeer, but Wildwooders in costume. Need I remind

you all, NO PETTING THE REINDEER! And since our local Christmas duties are carried out by yours truly, ever since that regrettable incident with Santa’s sleigh and the antiaircraft battery on the roof of the D’Catur Mansion, I am very well placed to deliver either several tons of fine gifts, or a few thousand pounds of ash and cactus spines. So I will be watching all of you. And I don’t just mean watching you in the usual sense, through a score of hidden cameras and motion detectors, plus hundreds of

teddy-cams (trained on adults only — I detest children and care not what they do), for entertainment purposes and VHS tape sales (which seem to have fallen away recently, almost as if there is something new that depraved people are watching). No, this will be an accurate tally of Good and Bad, and since I am very invested in getting into my snug red leather suit trimmed with ermine, and to visit you all with my bulging… what’s the word… a large bag filled to the brim with such goodies as pearl necklaces… ah well, it will come to me. Anyway, since I am keen not to inflict my puns and gifts on you, I will be taking steps to permanently remove repeat offenders from the tally list, so as not to spoil it for everyone. To that end there will be snatch squads of Santa’s Little (Helper) People with stout sacks and cudgels, rounding up offenders in the dead of night. Should you hear the jingle of tiny bell-decorated feet and muffled cries, please stay away from the windows, and on no account open your doors, as the Little People tend to be keen on settling scores.


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

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s the chill of winter sets in, we need our neighbors to keep us warm. It’s all too easy, this time of year, to focus on our problems. Work demands attention, life has carried friends and family members too far from home, and various germs are doing their best to break down our defenses. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, we can lose sight of the important stuff. We need characters like Fezziwig, Fred and Tiny Tim to remind us of our generous spirits. Cape May boasts a number of characters rich in kindness. Think of the local families who host Coasties at their Thanksgiving and Christmas table. Operation Fireside, now in its 35th year, links recruits with hosts during the holidays, both to give them a break from training and to remind them that the public appreciates their service. Family Promise helps provide food and shelter to homeless families. Animal Outreach cares for abandoned and abused animals. C.A.R.A. works to end domestic violence. Grieving families and friends have set up founda-

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tions to fund research against cancer, spinal cord injury, and SIDS. These are our neighbors, quietly working, all year round, to make this small slice of the world a better place. They are the reminders that we all need to support the people around us. You probably don’t even know that they do it, until you run into them working at the food pantry or the ReStore Store, but the warmth they create makes Cape May a community. Do your part to add warmth to the town. Bring some soup to the co-worker you passed your cold to. Buy something from a bake sale. Offer, before you’re asked, to buy the raffle tickets your neighbor

Sweatshirts

Hoodies

sells every year. Pay it forward in the line at a coffee shop. Advertise your renewed spirit — make your own holiday wreath at the Nature Center of Cape May. In a series of workshops from December 5 through December 8 — visit njaudubon.org for times — you can learn to use fresh evergreens and other bits of nature to create a “wreath or garland of distinction.” The Nature Center supplies all materials. If you have something special of your own to add, like something from your garden, or a sparkling bit of ribbon, bring it along. They promise it is easy to learn. Registration is required — call 609-427-3045 to register. The cost is $20 for members, $28 for non-members. And, if you’ve got excess evergreens to donate, please call. Spread Cape May’s welcoming spirit at Hospitality Nights on the Washington Mall, December 12 and 13, 7-9pm. Along with time to make a dent in your shopping list, there will be lights, carolers, refreshments, and — now that you’ve been so nice — a visit from Santa.

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Just for Laughs

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Joe and Ryann Russo

Vicky Dawson, The Prowler

Kathy and Mike Satt

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Falling for a book

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Cape Atlantic Book Company OPEN @ 10am

Mike and Colleen Kidd

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AVIATION MUSEUM AT THE

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

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ARIES: You will buy your Christmas tree from Cape Island Home and Gardens on Broadway. You will pick the one you think is cute and petite, and you will realize only once you’re off the lot that it’s 14 feet tall and heavier than four Santas after a night of cookie indulgence. TAURUS: You will mark your calendar for Brinch with the Grinch at Exit Zero on December 15. You will begin shopping for a 39.5-foot pole. GEMINI: You will adopt a dog from the Cape May County Animal Shelter. You will name him Bob Scratchit. CANCER: You will finish off the leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes. You will set fire to your bathroom scale. LEO: You will be so overcome with Christmas spirit at this weekend’s annual West Cape May Community Christmas parade that you will pick up a stray tuba and join a marching band. You will be arrested for theft of a musical instrument. VIRGO: You will watch your 16th Hallmark Christmas movie of the season. You will feel inspired to write your own screenplay, in which a bad boy from the big city moves to Cape May to fall in love and take up the study of bees and butterflies. LIBRA: You will have a festive night of drinks and appetizers on the Ebbitt Room porch. You will finish too many Virginia cosmopolitans and hallucinate Jason Bateman. SCORPIO: You will order your holiday cake from Out There Coffee. It will ruin you for holiday cakes forever. SAGITTARIUS: You will attend the tree-lighting under the canopy at Exit Zero Filling Station on December 6. You will enjoy drinks mixed with housemade peppermint vodka and marvel at the unpretentious brand of Christmas joy you can discover at a gas station. CAPRICORN: You will take advantage of the Morey’s Piers Holiday Sale. You will stuff a whole lot of stockings with water park passes. AQUARIUS: You will attend an Old Fashioned Christmas Exhibit at the Emlen Physick Estate. You will be so impressed you will try to pay even though admission is free and you forgot your walle. PISCES: You will fall in love under the twinkly lights of the Rotary Park bandstand. Not with a human, but with the horseshoe crab pendant you bought from Whale’s Tale.


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11/22: First Annual West Cape May Hospitality Night PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANK SCOTT

Bruce Bieber, Annette Patton

Ann, Marie, Maggie, Harlee, Steve

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The Answer Lady

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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 I am invited to a friend’s house to watch the West Cape May Christmas Parade. I am usually a summer person and never here, so this is my first parade. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about parade night that I always wanted to attend but the opportunity never came up. My question is should I bring anything? If so, what? My ex-girlfriend always criticized me for showing up at places emptyhanded. I don’t want to be that guy, so please advise. — Parade Bound Dear Bound Not to be clichéd, but it really IS the thought that counts. A bottle of wine is always good or whatever adult beverage they like. If you know you are going to drink a six-pack, then bring a six-pack in addition to the hostess gift. Collier’s, Sunset Liquors or Joe Canal’s would

Wise answers to perplexing questions

be your first stop. If you really want to make an impression, stop at the Lobster House and bring a tray of their jumbo shrimp for a shrimp cocktail app. That effort will surely guarantee a future invitation. Dear Answer Lady I know this will sound cheesy, but I am getting ready to break up with my girlfriend and wonder if I should do it before Christmas, so I don’t have to buy her a gift. I hate doing it before Christmas, but on the other hand, I cannot bear ringing in the New Year with

someone I do not like anymore. She presented herself as one kind of person and I came to find out she is quite the opposite. For one thing, she is really racist and I cannot believe I did not pick that up from the very beginning but I have to admit, she is also very beautiful, and I was thrilled to death to have a girlfriend that turned heads when we walked into a room. I guess what I am really asking is should I buy a gift anyway? — On the Brink Dear Brink Why would you buy a gift for someone you don’t like? The Answer Lady’s question is why haven’t you made the break already? It sounds like you still are enjoying the fact that men envy you when you walk into a room with her. Somewhat superficial, don’t you think? Clearly, you are not shallow or her racist leanings would not bother you one little bit. Instead of dwelling on buying a Christmas gift, take her to the Brown Room for a holiday cocktail and before the night is over tell her the relationship is done. Do not drop that bomb IN the Brown Room. Scenes are never a positive. And start the New Year with a keener eye for character.


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Donna and Tori Tomlin

Lisa Shubert, Debbie Fazen

Gerry and Mary Hoffman

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WA S S A I L DAY

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Historically clothed Civil War reenactors will be walking the Village paths and demonstrating outdoor cooking techniques. They will also be holding a Civil War period dance at the Friends Pavilion.

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

ust because the hawk watch at Cape May Point State Park is officially over does not mean hawks have stopped migrating. It was the counter that was under contract, not the hawks. In truth, even late December can produce bountiful hawk movements. Add northwest winds and sunny to partially sunny skies and you have hawks. The sun provides thermal lift, the winds ferry hawks go to the Point. From here on in, birds are mostly motivated by food. Not just food abundance but availability. Accordingly, a big dump of snow across New York state and New England will send hawks south, their prey now cloaked in snow. Rodent specialists like Red-tailed Hawk and Northern Harrier bail out of the north. Dress warmly and bring binoculars and pay particular attention to the tight flocks of Turkey Vultures wheeling about. These mostly dark soaring birds are easy to find against a blue sky. Other soaring birds will join the vultures and, with your eyes properly calibrated, you’ll be able to pick out the paler Red-tailed

and Red-shouldered Hawks. Eagles, with their plank-like wings, will be slightly larger than the vultures. Bald Eagles are particularly common migrants. Largely dependent upon open fish-bearing water, when inland lakes and rivers freeze over, eagles take wing. No longer rare, the white-headed adults and piebald young still rate high on the “ooh-ahh” scale. If winds are more west than north, try watching from Rea Farm parking lot off Bayshore Road. It’s out of the wind and

directly under the flight path of birds cutting the corner on the Cape. Seeing the bay, electing not to cross, the birds see little reason to go all the way down, just to retrace their steps. Hawks are not the only birds still migrating in December. Snow Geese and Tundra Swan sometimes appear and you’ll hear them before you see them. Snow Geese have a single note honk, while the call of Tundra, one of the most magical sounds, sounds like a cross between a whoop and a sigh. Many songbirds including waxwings and winter finch are essentially nomadic. Food runs out here, they go over there. If the Great Lakes freeze, you can expect a bonus push of water birds, most notably Rednecked Grebe. So just because the calendar says December, don’t hang up your binoculars. You can also count on the bird feeders at the Northwood Center to enliven your day with their host of wintering birds. And where you find concentrations of songbirds, you’ll find bird hunting hawks. Consider them just one more bird coming to the feeder.

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

ZION spent his life with a family but they could take him with them when they moved. He is an active boy and loves to run in the yard. He is quite the character and wants his personal space respected, so an adult household would suit him better. For those who understand chihuahuas, Zion is very typical - once he warms up, he is content and affectionate.

RUFUS is a calm 6 year old hound mix who loves being outside. Nothing makes this boy happier than long walks on a nice day. Rufus is comfortable with adults and is content to lean in for petting; as a result he is suited for an adult home and one that is calm. Come visit this sweet boy today! He is patiently waiting to meet his new friends.

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!

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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

FENTON is a cool Siamese mix with a lot of personality. Sometimes he can be afraid of new situations, but once he gets to know you, Fenton loves to be pet and even snuggle in your lap. Come down to the shelter to meet sweet Fenton today! He’d make a great gift this holiday season!

MR. CUPCAKE is a friendly senior from the sunny state of California! He came all the way to NJ to live with family, only to be sent to the shelter when someone turned out to be “allergic.” He is a pretty easy going cat. Mr. Cupcake grew up around kids, so they don’t bother him at all. Stop by and adopt this sweetie for Christmas today!

HERSHEY & MIDNIGHT were adopted together as kittens. Unfortunately, they had to come back to the shelter because their family’s home had to be sold and they had nowhere else to go. The previous owner described them as sweet, shy cats who like to be pet, but take some time to warm up to new people. If you think you can be their savior, adopt today!

Health Insurance Open Enrollment

ENROLL BEFORE DECEMBER 15 • Marketplace Plans • Private Individual Plans This is your opportunity to enroll or make changes that may better suit your needs for 2020. call today for an appointment... there is never a fee for our service

Cape Life & Health llc Dan Coakley • 609-886-3700 • www.myclh.com


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Want to be seen by around 15,000 people every week? Advertise in Exit Zero! Call 609-770-8479 or info@exitzero.us

Dave, Megan, Jennie

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1520 YACHT AVENUE, CAPE MAY, UNIT 201 Sunrise or sunset, the choice is yours from this 2-story townhouse style unit. This lovely Devil’s Reach waterfront condominium offers waterviews from the dining room, living room, kitchen and the deck. Watch the yachts coming in and out from the Cape May harbor or just relax sipping your morning coffee from your water view deck. The first floor features a living room, kitchen, dining area, two good size bedrooms and a full bath. The second floor offers a master suite with jacuzzi tub and shower and those beautiful water views. Looking for a place to dock your boat? Look no further than this Devil’s Reach unit, which comes with a 28’ boat slip and a pool to relax in after a long day at the beach. Unit #201 is offered completely furnished and ready to be lived in either year-round or use it as your summer retreat. Rental potential? without a doubt will accommodate a family of six comfortably. This unit offers one private parking space in the garage as well as guest parking for one car. Asking price $599,000

Call William “Yogi” Kurtz at Coldwell Banker Sol Needles on 609-780-6557


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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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Recently Sold!

902 Ocean Unit 1006– Canyon Club Listing Agent

Listed by CHARITY R. CLARK Top floor unit in desirable 1000 building with great views BROKER SALESPERSON GRI, ABR and close proximity to the water and enclosed garage. 609.408.2192 Property has original kitchen and baths but has great charitycapemay@gmail.com

potential! The Canyon Club is a great value being so close to Cape May and Wildwood Crest.

1159 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204 609-884-3332 www.chrisclemanssir.com


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512 Washington Mall Cape May

Sol Needles Real Estate

609-884-8428 cbcapemay.com

YEAR-ROUND DUPLEX 5900 New Jersey, Wildwood Crest Asking Price $399,000 On a nice 70 x 90 fenced-in corner lot, this wellmaintained building features an open-plan first floor unit with living/dining area, 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, and kitchen with doors to large deck. Rents for $1600. Second floor offers large deck, kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom and bath. Rents for $1200. Off-street parking.

LISTING AGENT Joseph Gallagher Sales Associate 215-258-4425

gallagherj69@hotmail.com

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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Jersey Cape Realty SALES & RENTALS

932 CLOVER LANE, COLD SPRING

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths $399,900

Spacious home located near the Cape May Canal — just minutes to Cape May, known for its restaurants, shops and beaches. Center Hall Colonial with living room, dining room, kitchen, dining area, family room opening to the rear deck. Anna Mae Coombs, grandson, son

agent: dee lanzalotti, cell 609-226-5000

Jersey Cape Realty, Inc.

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

(609) 884-5800 JerseyCapeRealty.com

KIMBERLY GIPPLE Realtor l Sales Associate

Circle of Excellence Award Winning Agent 2015–2018

609-972-9302

Surprise Kevin Coombs!

JB, Tina

Kim@CoastlineRealty.com

JUST SOLD... AT FULL ASKING PRICE

266 Grant Street, Cape May $875,000 4 Bedroom | 1 Bath, 2 Lavs

Represented Buyers. Carol Menz of Coastline represented Sellers. Shirley Bertacchi, Lisa Gavin, Jessica Sneathen

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


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FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FULL-SERVICE REAL ESTATE OFFICE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Lake View

New Construction

Modern Upgrades

35 Route 47 South

Listed $1,175,000

Listed $942,000

Listed $285,000

Listed $124,900

209 PRINCETON AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths

204 PRINCETON AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths

25 N. 11TH STREET DEL HAVEN 4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

16 GOLD FINCH LANE BAY COVE, CMCH 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath

Upgraded Duplex

Close to Beach

Commercial Property

2nd Floor Condo

Listed $274,900

Listed $275,000

Listed $300,000

Listed $623,500

6607 NEW JERSEY AVENUE WILDWOOD CREST 2 BR/1.5 BA & 2 BR/1 BA

3500 BYBROOK DRIVE CAPE MAY BEACH 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

3000-3008 PACIFIC AVENUE WILDWOOD Corner Property

509 B PEARL AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT 3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths

Water View

Pool

The Octagon House

5 Boat Slips

Listed $649,900

Listed $429,000

Listed $575,000

Listed $2,000,000

1005 PITTSBURGH AVENUE UNIT 106, CAPE MAY 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths

11 N. 6TH STREET DEL HAVEN 5 Bedrooms | 4 Baths

1386 LAFAYETTE STREET CAPE MAY 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

1507 YACHT AVENUE CAPE MAY 10 apartments

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


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HOLLY STEGER Realtor Sales Associate

Life is short, buy the beach house! Contact me for a free Comparative Market Analysis.

609-846-4819

Holly@CoastlineRealty.com

JUST REDUCED!

114 Leaming Avenue North Cape May 2 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom Attached Garage. 8 Blocks to Beach Stay year-round! REDUCED TO $219,900

MARGARET KITTNER BETHEL Realtor Sales Associate

2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

609-408-1012

MBethel@CoastlineRealty.com

WEEKLY RENTAL

WEEKLY RENTAL

1012 Stockton Avenue Cape May 6 Bedroom | 4 Bathroom Sleeps 12. Front porch, back deck overlooking garden, 1 block to beach.

145 York Avenue West Cape May 3 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom Handicap accessible features in sought-after West Cape May.

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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The guys PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Ryan Griffin Salesperson Direct: 609.602.5578 Office: 609.884.1300

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

806-808 WALNUT ST., 602 SECOND AVE., ERMA WEST CAPE MAY Opportunity to customize a 4 BR/3.5 BA new construction home on an oversized 140x125 with farmhouse deisgn, in close proximity to the Nature corner lot, close to Cape May & the Wildwoods. $85,000 Conservancy. $899,000

RGriffin@deSatnickRealEstate.com www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

SOLD!

604 SECOND AVE., WEST CAPE MAY DUAL-DISCLOSED BROKER LISTING AGENT CLOSING DATE: NOVEMBER 27, 2019 SALE PRICE: $1,547,000

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

6 EAGLE COURT, LOWER TOWNSHIP Opportuniy to own over an acre of land nestled against the Cape May National Golf Club. $179,000

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

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


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Loretta Rossino and crew on a riverboat cruise on the Rhine River PHOTOGRAPH BY A ROVING CORRESPONDENT

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONCIERGE SERVICE

Leaf it to us!

Property Inspection Inspection Trash Removal Removal Fall Yard Cleanup Cleanup

House Cleaning

House Cleanout Cleanout Home Repairs

Personal Errands Errands & More! 1400 texas avenue, unit #2, cape may (609) 884-8444 | wkrservices.com

GAIL WILSEY-MORRISON

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


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Sol Needles Real Estate

512 Washington Mall, Cape May

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609-884-8428 § cbcapemay.com

COMMERICAL OPPORTUNITY

UNBEATABLE LOCATION

VILLAGE GREEN TWIN

VILLAGE GREEN QUAD

517 Broadway West Cape May

12 Second Avenue Cape May

1151 Virginia Avenue CapeMay

1331 B Vermont Avenue Cape May

Asking price: $1,150,000 Westside Market

RANCH STYLE HOUSE

988 Lenape Drive Erma Asking price: $359,900 3 bedrooms /2 baths

COMMERCIAL ZONING

Asking price: $4,975,000 5 bedrooms /4F 2H baths

Asking price: $422,500 2 bedrooms /1.5 baths

THINKING OF A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE? Come be a part of Cape May’s most experienced office!

Asking price: $305,000 2 bedrooms /1.5 baths

IN-GROUND POOL

69 Pierces Point Road Cape May Court House Asking price: $1,900,000 4 bedrooms /3.5 baths

COMPLETELY REMODELED

We are looking for outgoing and energetic individuals to join our team. 837 Broadway West Cape May

Asking price: $995,000 5 bedrooms /2 baths

GET YOUR NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE LICENSE FOR FREE! Contact us today to find out how... 609-884-8428 or realestate@cbcapemay.com

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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Jordan and Holly Saini

Keva and Kevin Coombs, Amanda Francis

Erik and Anna Simonsen

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409 Elmira Street Cape May

Listed by LAURIE

Award Winner 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018

SCHIFFELBEIN

REALTOR, BROKER- ASSOCIATE ABR, MRP, RENE, SRS 609.408.2021

laurie@chrisclemanssir.com

Rare Opportunity to own a commercial property in the center of downtown Cape May City. First time on the market in almost 25 years located next to the Cape May Welcome Center and just off the corner of Lafayette and Elmira Streets. This property has been successfully leased by the sellers since Currently under lease to 1997. THE DEPOT restaurant. Information regarding leases are available upon request. Features include; 6 off street parking spaces, approved outdoor dining area, fenced in yard, new storage shed, new grease trap. The X Flood Zone means no flood insurance is required. Stop by and enjoy a meal while you consider all the options this opportunity presents.

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

Katrina, Tom, Kim, Scott

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 Dennis, Jeff, Simon, Pedro, Scott

Email: SHutchinson@deSatnickRealEstate.com

SOLD! 405 PITTSBURGH AVE., CAPE MAY BUYER’S AGENT NOVEMBER 25, 2019 SALE PRICE: $805,000

Grone, Robbie D, Anne, Mom (Josie), Bud

SOLD!

335 FIFTH AVE., WEST CAPE MAY BUYER’S AGENT NOVEMBER 25, 2019 SALE PRICE: $741,948

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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Pop Coombs and sons

At OceanFirst Bank, you’re family. And whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, we’re with you every step of the way to ensure we help you get the mortgage that meets your specific needs. It’s what we’ve done since we opened our doors over 115 years ago - helping neighbors just like you realize their home buying dreams. Ask About Our Full Array of Residential Lending Options • Fixed & Adjustable Rate Mortgages • First Time Home Buyer Program • Home Equity Lines of Credit • Construction Loans • Home Equity Loans • FHA & VA Loans

Angie, Garth, Mike

For All Your Mortgage Needs, Contact Us Today at 888.623.2633 or visit us online at oceanfirst.com!

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Around The Avenues And Alleyways Of Cool Cape May

Tim, Tim, Mike, Chase and Shane caught a 303 lb swordfish off of Cape May on November 5 PHOTOGRAPH BY A ROVING CORRESPONDENT

512 Washington Mall Cape May

Sol Needles Real Estate

609-884-8428 cbcapemay.com

ICONIC HISTORIC HOTEL 107 Grant Street, Cape May Asking Price $6,500,000 This masterfully restored Italianate-bracketed Villa is steps to the beachfront and features 31 custom furnished rooms and suites. In addition, there is a 130seat restaurant capable of serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A charming open-air garden area offers room for cocktails, buffet or room for simply relaxing. The property is fully equipped with a commercial kitchen along with private owners’ quarters on-site.

LISTING AGENT William Bezaire Owner/Broker 609-602-5259 bill@cbcapemay.com

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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819 Beach Avenue, Cape May

902 Ocean Drive, Lower Twp.

740 Maple Ave., West Cape May

1 Bedroom | 1 Bath - $245,000

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths - $499,900

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths - $799,900

Baronet Condo Unit 2-I Fantastic location! Rear unit in this historic beachfront building with beautiful wrap-around porch. Park and walk everywhere.

Canyon Club Unit 1604 Enjoy two large decks, updated kitchen with breakfast bar seating, large great room with dining area, and wonderful views.

Visit Our New Website

498 W. Perry Street, Cape May 7 Bedrooms | 6.5 Baths - $1,595,000

New Construction Great Room with beamed ceiling and gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, large screened-in rear deck, custom shed, and fully landscaped with sprinkler system.

14 W. Atlantic Avenue, CMCH 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths -$269,900

jerseycaperealty.com Search Vacation Rentals

Guest Cottage in Rear Meticulously upgraded and tastefully decorated Victorian – perfect home for large family gatherings. Completely turnkey!

LARGE SELECTION ONLINE!

Move-in Ready Great for entertaining! Spacious living room, large eat-in kitchen leading to rear deck and paver patio. Fenced rear yard.

214 Windsor Avenue, Cape May

6 W. Woodland Avenue, CMCH

1621 Beach Avenue, Cape May

6 Bedrooms | 3 Baths - $899,995

4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths - $325,000

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths - $999,900

1870 Victorian Bright and airy home located just 2 blocks to the beach and Washington St. Mall with all of today’s comforts.

Rustic Country Estate Beautiful 2-story log home on a sprawling 3+ acre lot in Woodland Estates. Many capital improvements. This is a “Must See”!

Victoria’s Walk, Unit 204 Highly desirable 3-level condo with spectacular views. Beautifully remodeled for the current owners. Pool and carport parking.

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

609-884-5800


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130-132 Racetrack Drive North Cape May $414,900

Four Winds, a lovely home is situated back from the road nestled into a beautiful, landscaped, treed lot surrounded by natural beauty, flowers and butterflies- a birders paradise and located on a large double lot, a short walk to the Bay. This home offers a great room with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, dining area opening to the kitchen with Pella sliders with built in shades, overlook the gardens with large outdoor decks for entertaining. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Two lots approximately 80x100 each.

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, we are collecting donations for Toys for Tots and the Community Food Bank. Please bring unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items to our office at 1159 Washington Street, Cape May

505 Robin Road, Cape May Beach Bay Block - Spacious Rancher $310,000

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


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The Exit Zero Crossword

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DOWN (4,2,4) 1.9“I’m Dreaming of a _____ (2,6) Christmas.” 10 (7) 12 Bing (3,2,4)Crosby sings this 2. Hawaiian Christmas song. (Good luck trying to spell it!) (4,10) 3. “The First ____.” 5. “All I want for Christmas is __ ___ _____ _____.” (2,3,5,5) 7. Alvin and the Chipmunks sing “Christmas ____ __ ____.” (4,2,4) 9. “You’re a mean one __ ______ .”(2,6) 10. Name of that famous rednosed reindeer. 12. “Oh the weather outside is frightful” song. (3,2,4) 14. “So hurry down the chimney tonight” song. (5,4) 15. “Batman smells Robin laid an egg...” are parody lyrics to this song. (6,5) 18. This woman got ran over by a reindeer!

UNDER CONTRACT!

FOR SALE!

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

933 BEACH AVE., CAPE MAY Cape S. Cape. Beach front Victorian home & carriage house licensed for eleven units total. $3,500,000

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record

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Mary Hinchcliffe Salesperson Direct: 609.780.6598 Office: 609.884.1300

Email: MHinchcliffe@deSatnickRealEstate.com

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

1520 YACHT AVE., UNIT 101, CAPE MAY LISTING AGENT NOVEMBER 25, 2019 SALE PRICE: $430,000

774 ACADEMY ROAD COLD SPRING Lovely 4 BR/3 BA rancher positioned on over an acre of land with a detached two story garage! $350,000

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record


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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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