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EXIT ZERO A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean Ÿ December 26, 2019 Ÿ Vol. 17, No. 47 Ÿ America’s Original Seaside Resort

Cheers To A Happy Holidays!

Nick Fedoroff Christmas Celebration P20-33

Brinch With The Grinch At EZ Filling Station P34-40

The folks at Gusto Brewing Company — slogan, “Keep it Small and Keep it Weird” — celebrated their first birthday last week in their North Cape May HQ. Every six weeks, Gusto selects a local non-profit. They then host a fundraising party in their Tasting Room, following that up by donating six weeks of proceeds from limited-edition merchandise. So, as well as keeping it small and weird, they’re also keeping it kind! Happy birthday to the people at Gusto, and a very happy holiday season and a fabulous 2020 to all of you from all of us at EZ (we’re also small and kinda weird, to tell the truth). Above: The Gusto Brewery crew. Left: Jackie, T-Bone, Melanie, Pasquale. Aleksey Moryakov

Army Vs Navy Game At Cape May VFW P42-54

Adopt Lyla For Christmas! P73-75

FIND OUR EZ MASCOT PHIL! CLIPART CONTEST ON PAGE 22


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609.884.1300 FOR SALE!

9601ATLANTICAVE.,#1203, LOWER TOWNSHIP The Grand at Diamond Beach. 3 BR/2.5 BA penthouse. $1,229,000

SOLD!

26 JARED LN., LITTLE EGG HARBOR BUYER’S BROKER DECEMBER 18, 2019 $220,000

FOR SALE!

527 ELMIRA ST., CAPE MAY New Construction. 3 BR/2.5 BA home near Downtown $869,000

SOLD!

1401 NEW JERSEY AVE., CAPE MAY LISTING BROKER DECEMBER 16, 2019 $2,275,000

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

SOLD!

805 PITTSBURGH AVE., #106, CAPE MAY LISTING BROKER DECEMBER 12, 2019 $415,000

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!

6 BEVERLY RD., TOWNBANK LISTING BROKER DECEMBER 12, 2019 $505,000

FOR SALE!

602 SECOND AVE., WEST CAPE MAY 4 BR/3.5 BA farmhouse style new construction. $899,000

SOLD!

731 JONATHAN HOFFMAN RD., COLD SPRING LISTING BROKER DECEMBER 6, 2019 $259,000

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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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR LIAISON - PROPERTY WATCH - MAINTENANCE

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12/21: Breakfast With Uncle And Betty Bill At Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

Crew from Atlantic City PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

hoppy holidays! Limited Edition Craft Christmas Beers Now On Tap

Free $20

gift card when you buy a

card $100 gift

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.

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO COLOR ISSUES

READ US ONLINE

ADVERTISE

«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 Atlantic wolffish — aka the seawolf — can grow up to five feet and weigh 40 pounds. It’s named for its fang-like teeth that it uses to eat spiny sea urchins, crabs and other hard-shelled things. The coolest thing about it? The wolffish produces a natural antifreeze, which allows it to endure extremely cold water. Sadly, because of overfishing, wolffish numbers have seriously declined in recent years.

You may know Congress Hall as the place Tina Fey and Oprah have enjoyed breakfast, and Anne Hathaway has enjoyed cocktails, but it’s also the oldest seaside hotel in America. Built in 1816 by Thomas Hughes, it was so big locals thought it unviable, and they called it Tommy’s Folly. Twelve years later, the building was renamed Congress Hall because of Hughes’s election to Congress. Since then, four presidents have stayed here, including Benjamin Harrison who turned the building into his Summer White House. The hotel, which burned down twice, is now a hub of community events centered on simple American pleasures.

Daisy Jones & the Six Taylor Jenkins Reid Set in the late 70s and inspired by Fleetwood Mac, this novel tells the story of a fictional band that splits on the final night of its tour. It’s great for fans of music and also just great storytelling.


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1.5 lb Whole Steamed Lobster SALAD, FRENCH FRIES, COLESLAW $19.99

King Cut Prime Rib Dinner VEG, POTATO AND GARLIC BREAD $19.99

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NYE: Flip n Mickeys

Open 7 days / Year-Round 400 WASHINGTON STREET 609-770-8559


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12/21: Gusto Brewery’s First Birthday Party PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

We are now closed for the season. Thank you to all our costumers and a HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all! Beach & Grant 609-884-3772

Brandon, Kim, Mike

Aleathea’s

Stay at the Inn New Year’s Eve! Ask About Our Package Deal!

Jess & Joe

Carol, Jeff

Aleathea’s is closed until December 28 Breakfast Sunday, December 29 to Wednesday, January 1 from 8 to 11am. Dinner at 5pm Saturday to Tuesday

The Inn Bar Open Friday til Tuesday at 2pm Bar menu from 3pm (not available 12/31)

Happy Hour Sat-Mon 2-5pm - Food Specials 4 -5pm 3 Course Early Seating Offer 5:00-5:30pm - $30

No Early Seating on Tuesday, December 31

7 Ocean Street, Cape May 800-582-5933 innofcapemay.com

Chrystal and Jerry Finnegan


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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. ‘HOW RUDOLPH GOT HIS GLOW BACK’ Where: Elaine’s Dinner Theater. When: Now-December 29. How Much: $30/adults. $20/kids (14 under) Know This: Will they be able to help him get back his glow? Find out if Mrs Claus and the rest can save Christmas before time runs out this holiday season. More info: Call 609-884-4358.

If you haven’t purchased your ticket for the 16th Annual Exit Zero Burns Supper, then what are you waiting for!? It’s a fun-filled night of Scottish tradition with kilts, bagpipes and haggis all in honor of the rock star poet himself, Robert Burns. See details below!

INSIDER TIP It’s the highlight of the winter in Cape May! We are talking about the Exit Zero Burns Supper, when 400 people go to Cape May Convention Hall to see EZ’s Scottish owner Jack Wright host a ridiculously fun night of music, poetry and Scots culture. Tickets are just $45 and include a three-course meal and three bands! Buy online at ezstore.us!

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.

ROLLER SKATING Where: Cape May Convention Hall. When: December 20-March 29. How Much: $5/skater. $2/non-skater. $2/ traditional skate rental. $4/in-line skate rental. Know This: Guests may bring their own standard or in-line skates. More Info: For the full roller skating schedule, visit www.discovercapemaynj.com.

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.

A CONGRESS HALL CHRISTMAS Where: Congress Hall Harrison Room. When: December 29. How Much: $25/adult. $15/kids. Know This: Join Blue the Pig, Santa and Mrs Claus on a lighthearted holiday adventure. With Christmas soon approaching, Santa and Mrs Claus head to their favorite vacation spot. With the assistance of Blue, Mr. and

Mrs. Claus soon meet some of the ghosts hanging around Congress Hall and find the holiday spirit they were searching for! More Info: Call 609 884-6542. NEW YEAR’S EVE BEACH BASH Where: The Rusty Nail. When: December 31. 9:30pm-12:30am. How Much: $65/person. Know This: Put on your flip flops and aloha shirts and dance the night away to the rockin’ sounds of the Smooth Edge Band. Watch the beach ball drop as we count down to midnight. Includes appetizers, open bar, party hat and a champagne toast. More Info: Visit rustynailcapemay.com. EXIT ZERO BURNS SUPPER Where: Cape May Convention Hall. When: January 25. Doors open at 5pm. How Much: $45/person. Know This: Celebrate the legacy of Scotland’s famed poet, Rabbie Burns. Featuring fabulous Celtic music from the Bastard Bearded Irishmen, the Bastard Sons of Captain Mey and Nae Breeks Pipe & Drums. Includes a 3-course Scottish meal catered by The Washington Inn. More Info: Reserve seats online at ezstore.us or call 609-770-8479.


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Exit Zero Almanac

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

THU December 26 FRI

December 27

SAT

December 28

SUN

December 29

MON

December 30

47

SUNRISE

7:16

SUNSET

MOON PHASE

4:43

2 7 8 A 48 7:17 4:44 2 7 8 A 47

7:17

4:45

2 7 8 A 49 7:17 4:45 W 7 8 B 42

7:17

4:46

W 7 8 C

HIGH TIDE

LOW TIDE

7:43am 8:09pm 8:27am 8:55pm 9:11am 9:41pm 9:55am 10:28pm 10:41am 11:17pm

1:11am 1:55pm 1:57am 2:39pm 2:41am 3:21pm 3:21am 3:59pm 4:02am 4:39pm

OCEAN TEMP

SURF REPORT

53

3-4ft

53 53

Knee-waist

2-3ft

Knee-thigh

2-3ft

Knee-thigh

53

N/A

53

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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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Life is Better at the Farm

Join in the rhythm of farm life when you stay in one of the charming cottages and barns on our farm. THE FARM KITCHEN Serving up breakfast and lunch favorites using fresh farm ingredients. THE MARKET Filled with choice produce and meats from our fields as well as a wide range of artisanal products from local makers. FARM-TO-TABLE DINNERS Featuring our own meats, free-range eggs and hand-harvested produce .

VISIT BPFCAPEMAY.COM FOR RESERVATIONS 140 Stevens Street, West Cape May | 609.602.0128 | bpfcapemay.com


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Ramblings From The Editor

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

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ince most of you will be laying your mittens on this issue on Christmas Eve, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few things that I would like from Santa — other than the obvious things like, you know, peace on earth and the hope that the rising oceans won’t totally devour us any time soon. First of all, I would like for Cape May city council to agree on the location of a new public safety building, aka police and fire stations. I have not delved into the details of this because I no longer have the time to attend city council meetings. But the divisions on council that always existed under the reign of the dark lord, aka the former mayor, remain, and the result is a long delay to a muchneeded facility. This wish is a bit of a stretch, but I guess stranger things have happened. I would also like someone from the county to realize that the giant pothole on the junction of Sunset Boulevard and Broadway is a danger to cyclists and bad for the health of automobiles. Sticking with the county, I would also like them to get some move-

ment on the long-planned traffic circle for Wilbraham Park. It’s only been a decade or so. Staying with traffic, I would like cyclists to stop risking their lives by riding on West Perry Street and also to stop choosing August in Cape May as the first time they’ve ridden a bike in, say, 30 years — have you seen how some of those parents wobble along Broadway, children in tow? Scary. I would like more second-home owners in Cape May to decorate their homes with Christmas lights even if they don’t come here

Collier’s liquor store

BIG WINE SALE! 15% OFF

12 Bottles or more! [SOME SALE ITEMS EXCLUDED]

OPEN 10-6 CHRISTMAS EVE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY: Merry Merry! Mon-Wed 10-8 / Thu 10-9 / Fri & Sat 10-10 / Sun 11-8

202 JACKSON Ÿ 609-884-8488 follow us on instagram

& facebook for weekly specials

in December (though why don’t they? Such a beautiful time of year here). Finally (for now), I would like you to buy tickets to the 16th annual Exit Zero Burns Supper, especially if you have never been before. Why? Because there is no other event in Cape May quite like it. On Saturday, January 25, I’ll be hosting 400 people at Convention Hall for what has become one of the biggest celebrations of poet Robert Burns in the world. Who he? A famous Scots poet from the 18th century whose birthday is celebrated all over the world (and I really do mean that). At our event, there will be great Celtic music from Pittsburgh’s the Bastard Bearded Irishmen, our own Bastard Sons of Captain Mey along with the talented pipers and drummers of the Nae Breeks band. Tickets for all that entertainment AND a three-course meal cost $45. Buy them online at ezstore.us, or call 609-770-8479. Please note, the next Exit Zero will be published February 6. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!

American Cuisine Freshest Seafood Sizzling Steaks Great Bar Menu

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 615 LAFAYETTE STREET, CAPE MAY 609-884-2111 Ÿ oysterbayrestaurant.com


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12/21: Gusto Brewery’s First Birthday Party

Uncle Bill’s

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

And FAMILY RESTAURANT

Happy New Year!

Open 7:00am daily

Gift card sale! buy $100, get $20 free. or buy $50, get $10 free!

Kevin, Sean and Tony Zappunello

BEACH & PERRY, CAPE MAY MAY

Donna Jackins, Mark Reichelt, Lis, Ernie, Denise

Celebrate the Season! We Are Open December 27-31 regular hours

Fri-Sun @ 5pm 609-884-5882

104 JACKSON STREET

T bone, Joe

Gugui, Mike Sattler


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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

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

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily

HOLIDAY GIFT CARD OFFER!

RECEIVE AN EXTRA $10 FOR EVERY $50 PURCHASED! Stop By, Call or Order Online! Valid November 29 - December 23, 2019

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!

HOLIDAY GIFT CARD OFFER! RECEIVE AN EXTRA $10 FOR EVERY $50 PURCHASED! Stop By, Call or Order Online! Valid November 29 - December 24, 2019

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Tues, Dec 24 - 11:30am-3:30pm

$100 Gift Card Giveaway (must be present) Wear Your Ugly Sweater for a Chance to Win! 1/2 Price Apps - $2.50 Domestic Drafts $3.25 23 oz. Domestic Drafts $3.00 Coors Light Bottles $5 Christmas Cocktail $5 Wines by the Glass

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: George’s Place on Beach Avenue, which has been in operation for half a century. (There’s also a second location in Cape May Court House.) The background: This hot spot is part of the Kara Restaurant Group, run by brothers Yianni and Pete Karapanagiotis. Also part of the group? Shamone and YB in Cape May and Scola in Cape May Court House. The celebrity shout-out: Guy Fieri filmed an episode of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives here. “At Geoge’s Place,” he said, “you get a bit of Greek with every dish, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner.” The vibe: Clean, casual and sunny. The server: The lovely Kate Robbins. She’s also the owner of Muddy Paws, the self-service dog wash and boutique in North Cape May. (The Exit Zero mutts have been here several times because trying to bathe Rudytoo at home is traumatic for everyone involved.) Fun fact: Kate is also a master of Halloween costumes. People are STILL talking about her Avatar getup from last October. The conversation: According to Kate and fellow server Deb, a video of Jack Wright singing at the recent Exit Zero Filling Station Christmas party has been making the rounds on social media. He can never run for president. The food: We ordered an Exit Zero staff favorite, the havarti sandwich, all around. It comes with grilled chicken, tomato, fresh basil pesto and honey. And the bread? Buttery and delicious. We opted for hearty side salads (they come with chickpeas) instead of fries. And we left happy and satisfied. We’re also big fans of the lemon chicken Greek salad, FYI. The downlow: George’s is known for its consistency. Reliably good food, every time! And that’s not easy to do. The history: George’s Place celebrated its 50th anniversary last year — the eatery was founded in 1968 by George Tsiartsionis, who’s still a well-known figure around town. His son Mikey owns the Chill smoothie joint next door.


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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 1301 Beach Avenue ǀ Cape May ǀ 609.884.9090 WWW.PETERSHIELDSINN.COM


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12/21: Elaine’s Annual Whoville Party

Elaine’s crew PHOTOGRAPH BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

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

NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS!

MONDAY PRIME RIB $22 TUESDAY FINS CHICKEN POT PIE $17 WEDNESDAY FETTUCCINI BOLOGNAISE $18 THURSDAY RUSTIC MEATLOAF $16 all include salad and dessert

BAR SPECIALS!

PIEROGIES & PINTS MONDAY TACO TUESDAY FLATBREAD &WHITE CLAW WEDNESDAY WING NIGHT THURSDAY FRI DEC 27 INDELIBLE GROOVE 9PM - 12AM

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE ! SAT DEC 28 SUN DEC 29 SUBLIMINAL LESLIE DEROSE MESSAGE 4PM- 7PM 9PM - 12AM

TUES DEC 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE DJ MIKE B! 10PM - 1AM

142 DECATUR ST ON THE WASHINGTON MALL 609-884-3449 finscapemay.com


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Where In The World Is Exit Zero? PHOTOGRAPHS BY A ROVING CORRESPONDENT

Patricia Munson and Maryellen McGinn in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center for an Elton John concert

Colonel Rich and Anne Kelly in Millennium Park, Chicago at The Bean

Betty and Dave Drozd of North Cape May at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India


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Harbor View

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12/15: Nick Fedoroff Community Celebration At Convention Hall PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

RESTAURANT, MARINA & BAR

OPEN THURSDAY-SUNDAY at 11:30am Breakfast SAT & SUN 8-11:30am The Knapp family

Taking reservations for NYE!

Jasmine and Keaton Black

thursday night

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

Turkey Dinner $16 954 OCEAN DRIVE, CAPE MAY 609-884-5444 ¯ HarborViewCapeMay.com

Annette, Isabella, Andrew and Dustin Larubi


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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, Milos Cvetkovic from The Lobster House is up. How long have you been bartending? One year. Favorite drink to make? A pineapple margarita because I make them delicious and the ladies love them! What’s your bartending pet peeve? When customers correct me on how to make their drink. Dream job? A physicist because I love math.

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

live music & specials please like us on facebook & instagram sorry: no outside food or beverage

609-884-1169

711 Townbank Road, North Cape May

CapeMayWinery.com

Collier’s Liquor Store Otazu - Spanish Red Blend of Cabernet, Merlot & Tempranillo *On Sale* - $13.99 Deep cherry-red color, with a reddish trimming. On the nose it presents redfruit notes on a spicy background. In the mouth is a fresh wine, silky with volume. A long lasting end where fruity aromas return. Pairs well with red meat, tuna, any kind of cheeses, risotto and black chocolate.

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 31 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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12/15: Nick Fedoroff Community Christmas Celebration At Convention Hall

The Cordero family

Jillian Beisel, Maddy, William and Pat Jenkins, Jen Mangles, Mason PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

New Year’s Day

Resolution Breaker Brunch Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Special Brunch Menu Service from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kick off 2020 with

3 Mimosas & Marys

$

New Year’s Day only

$4 Mimosas & Marys all January

Start your New Year’s Resolution on the 2nd! Make your reservation today!

AMERICAN STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE Grande Center Shopping Mall • Rio Grande, New Jersey


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Undertow

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

ate at a restaurant that had two restrooms. I chose the one most recently used and that has made me feel all the regret… Welcome to the Super Sappy End of the Year edition of The Undertow. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll probably read it while you’re pooping! But before we get all misty, let’s touch on last Tuesday and our final EZFS Open Mic of the year (Christmas Eve day show and New Year’s Eve are both O’Brien & Joyce acoustic jawns). I knew it was going to be fun when I showed up and Ginny Murray was already at the bar with partner-in-crime Ginny Craven in tow. Hugh Murray eventually wandered in and, I don’t know about you, but this felt like the first scene in The Irishman 2 to me. Murray Christmas! It was a well-attended show, opened by Geoff Moran and Seth Johnson (appreciated the R.E.M. opener, Geoff). Thom Piecara and Dave Rowan (Innuenduo), nailed some Christmas and soft-jazz-pop tunes. And Maddie Hogan surprised us with a lovely set of seasonal tunes and, apparently, passed her

cold on to Tim Joyce, who was really pleasant this weekend, so thanks for that. All in all a fun evening. Thanks to all the artists who dropped in over the last month or so. Hopefully the EZFSOM will continue into January (even though winter Tuesdays are a tough draw) but the room saw a lot of great music in a short period of time. Rock & Roll!!! Wednesday night was the EZFS staff Christmas party (which featured the final, final, FINAL Terry O’ke show EVER so Cathrine please stop volunteering me to run karaoke shows kthxbye) which was a lot of fun.

However, about a dozen “Best Employee” awards were given out, of which I received none. So if you’re reading this, congratulations; you fished it out of the dumpster behind Wawa. My wife recently asked if I would mind if she went back to her maiden name, Fiorentino. Of course not, I said. Shortly after, I noticed she no longer wears her wedding ring. “I have to get it re-sized,” she said. Uh-huh. It’s possible she’s telling the truth. It’s also possible I’m very slowly being divorced. This would be a bummer, though having access to 50% of my money would be a pleasant change. So… how to wrap-up what was a pretty eventful 2019? It was a pretty remarkable year, lots of changes, lots of sames, one hell of a lot of music. That sounds like starting point... Band of the Year: 2019 began, as it has since 2012, with my Beatles tribute, Love Me Dudes, playing MLK & President’s Day Sundays at Carney’s, then the Ugly Mug (Cabanas, our regular home, was down for renovations). We would go on to play more


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CLOSED FOR THE SEASON Thank you for a fantastic 2019 & we’ll see you in April 2020! Call 609-435-5078 to purchase gift cards for the holidays.

Beatles shows in 2019 than the previous seven years combined. I owe Terry Dougherty, Al Olivero, Sue Polcer, Herb Moore and Rachel Husta a debt of gratitude than cannot be repaid. Band of the Year II: My Billy Joel tribute, The Strangers, had a banner year, as well, playing more shows than ever. Regular readers know The Beatles are my heart, but Billy is my soul. And it was an absolute thrill to play his hits and deep cuts with Al Olivero (again), Sue Polcer (again), Steve Kyle, Walter Sapsai, Jr and Dave Landis. We weren’t always perfect, but we were always fun. Thank you. Band of the Year III: By 2019 I had sort of come to be known as “the Cape May tribute guy,” which was fine with me. And after a phone call from Carney’s, The Terry O’Brien Band was born. This band, this band, was going to break new ground in paying tribute to four acts in one show; Beatles, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Prince. This was a dream project and the thrill of leading a packed bar through “Born to Run” will be difficult to top. Al Olivero (again), Sue Polcer (again), Rachel Husta (again), Dr David Bee and Richard Lewis were easy to stand in front of. And props to Carney’s for sharing the vision. Hardest Decision of My Life (2019 Edition): None of these bands will be returning in 2020. At least, not with me at the helm. My ears started ringing around 2011 in Ghost Ship (I was manager of this haunted house 2010-2014). It was annoying, but not worrisome. Sometimes it even went away. The last few years, as a full-time musician, the ringing increased. Midway through 2019, playing more full band shows than ever, it tripled. Along with that came signs of overall hearing loss, lots of “Huh?”, “What?”, “Pardon?” The TV volume slowly creeping up. The usual. In November, I made the decision to step down. I know it was the right thing to do. It also broke my heart. Musicians of the Decade: A

December 26, 2019 lot of good players have passed through my orbit the last eight years, and they are all appreciated, but none have earned my love and respect more than Terry Dougherty and Al Olivero, the only eight-year members of Love Me Dudes. If I ever get back in the (much quieter) band business, they’re my first two calls. (And, if you can spare one, send a good thought up for Terry, who is facing some health challenges. With stoic good humor, as ever.) And just like that, I’m about out of space and only got to 10% of the stuff I wanted to talk about. Lastly, and as ever, I’m never really sure if Undertow is returning. Does Exit Zero want it back? Does anyone still read it? Do I feel like writing it? I know it doesn’t seem like much, but this stupid little column eats up a chunk of my free time every week. Not a complaint, just an observation. And it weighs heavier every year. Spend hours at the computer or at the movies with my boys? No one on their death bed has ever said, “I wish I spent more time at work…” You can see how I’m vexed. If this is indeed the end, I’d like to thank you for putting up with me for the last 16 years. Whether you started reading me in 2003 or last week, we are pack. Sure, I’ve made fun of a lot of you… that means I like you! Sure, I’ve angered a lot of you… but 99% of it was unintentional (.05% was absolutely intentional, the other .05% was something I wrote about Animal Outreach a few years back that was universally hated). Like the rest of you, I know not what the future brings (how pretentious was that), but if I’m able to share it with you I will do so gladly. I’m writing this a couple days before it goes to press, so it’s possible I’m already dead and this is my epitaph. If I have shuffled off this mortal coil by the time you read this, promise me you’ll do one thing… Delete my browser history. ’Til next time, don’t get caught in The Undertow.


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OPEN EVERY NIGHT

December 26 through January 2, our last night of the season, when all menu items 50% off while they last!

New Year’s Eve at The Merion!

Kiwanis Club Crew

4:30/5 a la carte seating (kid friendly); 7:00 ($90) and 9:30 ($100) seatings, prix fixe menu Frank Strauss on piano all night! Party hats, noisemakers, “practice” countdowns ! Reservations required!

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The Ryan family

The Merion Inn staff wishes our wonderful customers a great 2020! See you in the Spring! 106 Decatur Street, Cape May Reservations & gift cards: 609-884-8363, or online at www.merioninn.com Vince, Mariya, Vivian, Brady


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West Cape May Elementary and Officer Alex 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.

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Megan, Elizabeth, Jimmy

Casalunovo and Monte family PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

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THE ULTIMATE CAPE MAY FOOD & DRINK GUIDE What You Need To Know About The Food And The Vibe

Meals Served

Price Of Entrées

Bar Or BYOB?

B, L, D

$12-$38 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

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

FULL BAR

Should I Food For Other Book? Kids? Details

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.

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.

B, L, D

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.

D, Sunday L

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

FULL BAR

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.

L, D

$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.

D

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

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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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.

B, L, D

$14-$26 Cards: V, MC,AE, D

FULL BAR

NO

YES

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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.

L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

A locals’ favorite for a reason. There’s a Key West vibe, good food, regular entertainment, and the views are spectacular.

B, L, D

$6-$30 Cards: V, MC

FULL BAR

NO

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

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THE ULTIMATE CAPE MAY FOOD & DRINK GUIDE Meals Served

Price Of Entrées

Bar Or BYOB?

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H U

B, L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

u b H

D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

BYOB

YES

NO

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

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

u b H

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

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

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

NO

YES

u b H U

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

This local favorite serves delicious food for 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

BYOB

YES

YES

b U

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

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

What You Need To Know About The Food And The Vibe

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.

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.

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

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

Should I Food For Book? Kids?

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Janet, Billy

Kress and O’Brien family PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

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BREWERS SPECIAL TASTING DINNER Friday, Dec 27 6pm

$75 per person gratuity not included

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 609-898-2244 Amuse

Double IPA-pepertif “White Caps” & Mango Miso Broth

Devil’s Reach Golden Ale Pairing

Belgian Yeast Crostini

Apricot Jam, Lemon Mascarpone, Pistachios, Duck Prosciutto

White Caps Double IPA Pairing

Errol, Melissa, Ashe, Lennon

Pristine Harvest Arctic Char

Fennel Crust, Mosaic & Citra-Hopped Curry Sauce, Jhalmuri

Intermezzo Boba Soda “Choppy” Ginger Ale, Citrus White Chocolate Froth, Cranberry “Bog” Caviar

Honey Porter Pairing Porter Braised Angus Short Rib Glazed Cipollini, Yukon Gratin, Crispy Leeks, Fennel Apple Gremolata

Honey & Biscuits ESB Pairing Malted English Ale-Chocolate Pot De Creme

JP, Jimmy, Sam, Aria

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Maria, Grinch, Maya

Shannon, Shasta, Sophie

Kathy, Christine, Jennifer, Madlyn


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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Joe

Canal’s OF CAPE MAY

DISCOUNT Liquor Outlet Splits for BYOB!

Holiday Gift Baskets made to order

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Chef Al

Ron, Charlotte, Kathy, Ina, Bob, Audrey PHOTOGRAPHS 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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WINTER WONDERL AND 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 Final Week - Open Through December 31 December 23-31 | Sunday-Thursday 12pm-5pm | Friday-Saturday 12pm-7pm HOLIDAY DINNER & BINGO WITH BLUE AND THE CLAUSES Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom | Saturday, December 28 A CONGRESS HALL CHRISTMAS A Cape May Stage production in Congress Hall’s Harrison Room Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays, through December 29

ENJOY ALL THIS AND MORE Festive Holiday Decorations | Ride the Congress Hall Express and Carousel Holiday Shopping Village with 29 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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The Old Fogey

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

hat a Christmas party it was, my friends! Why, even as I dictate this, live on December 24, to yon brutish Scotch editor, through the telephone to the printing works, where from his frantic screams of “haud the front page, or ah’ll bash yer heids in!” are competing with the thunder of the press, I can see one of my dear readers (or at least your bottom half, sans clothes) protruding from the chimney in the library fireplace. I am of two minds as to whether or not to light the fire, I must say. You will be pleased to know, those of you who survived the excess of fine wine, surplus of rich fowl, and the plenitude of what I had presumed was opium in that pipe we found in the basement (but turned out to be oregano), not to mention the cruel novelty of the D’Catur Crackers (eight from 10 of them contained a solid gold trinket worth as much as an automobile, one a 300-carat diamond, another a rose thorn tipped with poison from the skin of an Amazonian tree frog) that you have a few days in which to recover and prepare for our Hogmanay Slumber Party on December 31.

As you know, we traditionally drink from my special reserve of the Macallan Lalique single malt (not more than a thimble-full for each of you, for that tipple brings out the best and the worst in a man/woman/non-binary, and costs me more than were I to simply whisk you away and have you stripped and painted head to toe in 24-carat gold paint. Which by the way will happen to any person who steals a second sip), sing some maudlin songs, have a little punch-up and by the time The Bells ring, embrace one another and swear teary, undying

love. All the while taking photographs up the kilt of yon same Scotch editor brute, and fainting dead away when we look at the resulting image. And we will do that, I promise. But this year I have something special in mind. Because it is my intent to skip a year or few, as this past one has been altogether too stressful. So we will simply take a break, to be woken when the world is sane again, and free from crazy old men (present company excluded). As the clock ticks the final second of 2019 away, we will descend to the basement, to 300 identical glass capsules, all of which will be open and ready. We will lie down, and the lids will ease closed, and we will slumber, perchance to dream. I told my faithless manservant Kitchener to set the “suspended animation” timer to 10 years, or maybe 100. He has never been too good with the decimal point. So it might in fact be 1,000. Either way I am sure it will be nothing short of a splendid adventure. So long as nothing ridiculous occurs, such as the oceans rising ten feet, we will be fine!


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NYE Dinner & Party PRIX FIXE 7-COURSE DINNER

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The Original

FUDGE KITCHEN & THE BOGLE FAMILY

Wishes everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!

OPEN DAILY ON WASHINGTON STREET MALL & PROMENADE

1-800-23-FUDGE

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Chris Shriver, Jake Cuomo

Beauties and the beef PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Cape May Linen Outlet

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Cape May’s Full-Service Jeweler Randy, Vanessa, Scott

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

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here can you find fish scales in Cape May? Look beyond the end of your fishing line or the counter of your favorite fish market. Fish scales and other decorative shingle shapes are an important element of Victorian architecture, and that knowledge gives you an edge in the Family Treasure Hunt. Victorian architecture is big and audacious, favoring showy elements over simple lines. The broad term “Victorian” includes Gothic revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne and more. The Victorian house tends to feature a large porch, extensive decorative trim, textured shingles, towers with a steep roof like a witch’s hat — hint — and complex windows. Generally, the style’s popularity aligns with the period of Victoria’s reign, 1837 to 1901, when fashions in homes, as in clothing, valued beauty over practicality. The same people who embraced hoop skirts and top hats embraced homes with ornate detail to impress the neighbors. Just as a dress with 100 buttons demonstrated that the household could afford a lady’s maid,

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a home’s complex paint schemes and glasswork showed the family could afford a large staff. Eventually, advances in woodworking technology made trim cheaper, so that even middle class homeowners could afford to add gingerbread to their eaves and porches. Fish scale shingles and other fancy styles, like diamond, arrow and octagonal, were a popular finishing element used on gables or other upper sections, particularly of Queen Anne homes. Purists object to their placement in other locations, or placement that sets them so that they stick out from the clapboard. Shingles of the same style should be

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painted the same color, and should end at a “pleasing place.” Around the turn of the 20th century, home design shifted to the more practical arts and crafts style, but Victorian elements remain popular, leading to fish scales — gasp! — on modern ranch and split level homes. Test your knowledge of Cape May, and of Victorian architecture, with the Family Treasure Hunt packet from Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. This activity is a self-guided scavenger hunt of the historic district. Questions include fish scales and witches’ hats, in addition to other trivia, such as where the bell on the mall came from. The packet is probably most entertaining for kids five to nine, but it’s also an opportunity for older kids to help out. You can add personal trivia to the list, with questions about your family’s traditions, like, “Where does grandpa get his silver dollar pancakes?” or “What does grandma always order at the Lobster House?” Pick up the Family Treasure Hunt packet for $5 from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street.

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The happenings, arguments and harumphings at Cape May City Hall, by Susan Tischler

proclamation was adopted at the December17 meeting of Cape May City Council, acknowledging the death of Paul Volcker, 92, who served as the Federal Reserve chair from 1979-1987 where he “waged a war on inflation.” Mr. Volcker was born in Cape May in 1927. His father was Cape May’s city manager at the time, but later moved to Teaneck to save the town from looming bankruptcy. Goodbye Mr Young Mayor Chuck Lear thanked City Manager Neil Young for his service over the past three years. Young will step down as City Manager but will continue on as the city’s CFO as of December 31. Who will be the next city manager? TBD but city hall wags tell us Deputy City Manager Jerry Inderwies, Jr is one of the contenders. Déjà Vu All Over Again The Christmas spirit was AWOL at City Hall despite the great decorations. Council ended the year exactly the same way they began it. Acrimoniously and unyielding. Deputy Mayor Tricia Hendrick’s husband, Charlie

Hendricks, spokesman for Concerned Citizens for the Preservation of Sewell Tract, called the outspoken Jules Rauch a “liar.” So, “Jingle Bells all the way,” everybody. It all began with the agenda. Before council gets on it with it, they are given an opportunity to amend the agenda. The Deputy Mayor made a motion to remove Resolution 245-12-2019 which wasn’t even on the agenda the rest of us got. Turns out it was a resolution asking for the appointment of a certain individual to a vacancy on the very powerful Planning Commission. This was a replacement for an unexpired term. The

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candidates. Mullock’s nominee asked that her resume and app for the Zoning Board be used as her submission for the Planning Commission post, therefore, she did not submit a formal application to the City Clerk this time around. There was a lengthy backand-forth among the lot regarding process and intent. Mayor Lear said, “This is not about a person. It’s about a process.” Because, as it turns out, even though the resolution to advertise openings on the website went down to defeat, since that night, the city has indeed been putting the openings on the website, which the deputy mayor characterized as “a gesture of goodwill.” Mullock shot back that neither he nor Sheehan have ever been consulted when it comes to submitting nominations — most recently the Master Plan Advisory Committee. “This has everything to do with who is submitting names and not anything else,” said Mullock. Regarding the six vacancies which are coming up on the Planning Commission, Mullock, addressing the mayor, said, “I can tell you right now, you’re not going to include either Councilwoman Sheehan or myself regarding these openings.” Mayor Lear countered, “You wanted openness and we’ve gone ahead and advertised” the openings. Mullock punched back with, “If there is absolutely no compromise at this table, we’re going nowhere. We have a serious lack of leadership.” Bottom Line Please. Once the meeting actually did get going, Councilmember Sheehan made a motion requiring the city to advertise on the website any opening on a commission or advisory committee; that anyone interested submit their application to the City Clerk, but that those who express an interest but have not formally submitted an application, be considered as well. The Mayor suggested this be taken up at the next work session and therefore made a motion to continue the discussion. Maybe in addition to a city manager, the city should look to hire a Parliamentarian. The City Solicitor has been serving that role, but perhaps it should a full-time position.

EXIT ZERO The motion to continue took precedence over the resolution motion. That was approved — 3-2. The City Solicitor asked Sheehan if she would withdraw her motion regarding committee/commission openings until next month, but she said, she wanted the vote taken. More nasty wrangling went back and forth but we have Christmas cookies to bake, so suffice it to say — Sheehan’s motion went down in a 3-2 vote. To be continued. Did ANYTHING Get Accomplished? Yes. City Council passed a series of resolutions approving contracts to begin reconstruction of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park at Gurney and Columbia avenues. The total price of the project is close to $700,000 with a $100,000 contribution from private sources – namely the Fund for Cape May. Work will begin immediately. The project is expected to be completed before Memorial Day weekend. And all approved in 5-0 vote. So there. Miracles do happen. You Owe Me In the public portion of the meeting, resident and Cape May Taxpayers Association(CMTP) member Jules Rauch complained about the fact that Concerned Citizens for the Preservation of Sewell Tract has asked the City of Cape May to reimburse them for legal fees incurred while trying to fight the Sewell Tract development project, which the city has also opposed over the decades — and we do mean decades. The group is comprised of residents who live on the east end of Cape May near the 100-acre tract. Background Please Thomas Brodesser and Philip Robinson, developers of Village Green, bought the land in 1951. In 1990 the land was conveyed to East Cape May Associates, also owned by Brodesser and Robinson. They intended to develop the land into a mixed-use housing and open space project but got into a dispute with the Department of Environmental Protection since the land sits on wetlands. The landowner maintained the state was depriving them of profit. Well, you get the idea. In 2014 DEP and the developers reached a compromise in which 20% of the land would be housing and the rest left as open space. Concerned Citizens then stepped in arguing that the DEP deal disregarded environmental protocol and was illegal. The city is not involved in any such litigation. Get to the point please. Rauch maintains that reimbursing the Concerned Citizens is neither “appropriate nor legal… and must be denied.” Charlie Hendricks, president of the Concerned Citizens group, took umbrage with Rauch’s remarks, stating, “Everything he said was flat out wrong.” He said the organization is comprised of about 100

December 26, 2019 citizens who have donated over the past five years more than $400,000 in an effort to fight the state’s proposed deal with East Cape May Associates and to protect the tract from “environmental damage with no economic advantage” to themselves. “Our success is your success,” he said to Council and took further umbrage with other remarks Rauch made in a letter to the editor, calling him an “out and out liar.” The Mayor blissfully intervened and we moved on. So to speak. List of Grievances Former Vice Chair of the Public Safety Building Advisory Committee (PSB) Barney Dougherty came before Council to protest his treatment at a recent PSB committee meeting maintaining his First Amendment rights had been thwarted when he was not permitted to speak. Lenore McGann came before Council to protest once again the moving of the library — named for her mother, Emma Elwell, Cape May’s former librarian. McGann has been vocal about the city’s recent approval to move the library to the historic Franklin Street School. The deal, brokered with the county and the county library association, will pay for the move and the renovation of the once segregated school. Laurie Buck came before council to complain once again about the hot dog vendor who just loves their Beach Avenue location. She and he husband, the Honorable Carl Buck III, have protested the vendors continued presence at that spot especially, they maintain, since there are seven other spots. Jules Rauch came before Council, once again, imploring the body to raise the Room Occupancy Tax from two percent to three percent. He asserted that it would garner the city an additional $700,000 and hurt no one except “the visitors.” You know, those people who make the economic wheels in the city turn and who have already incurred double parking rates along the Washington Street Mall and increased beach tag fees. Those people. Happy Trails, y’all, until we do it all again in February.


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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 My fiancé and I planned a cruise in January which we booked months ago. Now I come to find out my fiancé’s sister and her moronic husband booked the same cruise. The fact that I have to be confined on a boat for seven days with these two Cling-Ons is enough to make me want to jump overboard. I told my fiancé I am half tempted to cancel it or change the date. Of course, that’s not even possible without losing a lot of money, but it might be worth it. I know these two — they will not leave our side for one minute. What would you do, Answer Lady? — Ship Wrecked Dear Wrecked That’s why they have that Drinks Included package. First off, it’s a ship, not a boat, which means it’s a big place. Make a game of losing the other two. Pretend you’re having an

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my backside for years. She and her husband have made it clear that they do not share our taste in landscaping. They have a meticulous lawn with pristine gardens. We have three kids and a big dog. Our front lawn looks like a fairway plagued with gophers. They hate fences, as do we — the only thing we do have in common. Instead they put in rose bushes with thick thorns. The husband polishes his Mercedes every Sunday. To spite him, I park the old VW bus in front of their house instead of the driveway. As luck would have it, I caught the husband kissing another woman in a restaurant in another town. I made a point of saying, “Hello.” Now he wants to be my best friend. I liked it better when we were enemies. What now? — Caught Ya Dear Caught Take advantage of the goodwill. It should be enough that you have the upper hand. Move the VW bus back into the driveway. Go to Cape May Winery and pick up a bottle of Isaac Smith Port. Get a fine beemster cheese from Seaside Cheese Company and enjoy the moment of victory.


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The Movie Column

Arts columnist Tom Sims previews the Oscars

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scar comes early next year! The awards are given on February 9. Get ready for a pre-Oscar party that will knock your fashionable socks off! Folks over at the Exit Zero Filling Station are working on the details — save the date. Here are my top films that may (or should) receive an Oscar nomination. You read the review here last week, and I urge you to see Tom Hanks as Mr Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. It is the kind of movie that the Academy enjoys launching into a top spot at its award ceremony. Not only does it center on a kind and wonderful man, but Fred Rogers was an entertainment icon. Hollywood loves its entertainment icons. Will the Academy show love for historic icons as well? In the film Harriet, there are many reasons to celebrate this legendary figure. There are also many reasons to celebrate its lead actress, Cynthia Erivo. She has already won an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony. Will Oscar be next? The film weaves

the disgrace of slavery with the hope that we have all become more enlightened. More importantly, it focuses our attention on a person who suffered not only for the time captured in the movie but long afterwards. There are a few films that I really loved, but I admit they may not receive a nod. These include Knives Out, the star-studded whodunit that has everyone taking. It is a fantastic mystery with style and grits. It makes very few missteps as it takes you on a fantastic ride. Oscar worthy? I guess the Academy

will figure that out. But I certainly thought it was worth every minute of watching it. Could The Farewell get a nomination? The film was a deep relationship movie with an impressive and fashionable cast. It certainly brought you into a multi-cultural experience that defined what it means to be family regardless of borders. Of course, in the next few weeks there will be a flood of films that will set the bar even higher for nominations. These include Richard Jewell, a biopic film from Clint Eastwood. Also expect the new Star Wars installment to get some affirmation of its art direction if nothing else. Lastly, did you see Cats? Can you... for me? It’s not getting much praise, but will Oscar put it out on the stoop? Sorry for the bad pun — it was the best I could cough up. Ouch. Save the date: February 9. The time will be early evening. We’ll watch the pageantry of humanity on the red carpet at the Exit Zero Filling Station. Who’s wearing who? Well, throw something on and find out. Look for details on Exit Zero Facebook page.

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ou’re right, it’s December. The autumn hawk count is finished. But is migration? Actually, no. Hawks will continue to migrate through December. The official count September 1 through November was designated to catch the peak of fall migration, not all of it. Given the passage of a cold front and/or a big dump of snow over New York and New England, Ma Nature will send a new wave of migrants our way. Late season migrants to be sure, no Broad-winged Hawks or Osprey in this last migratory gasp. But Red-tailed Hawks, Red-shouldereds, harriers and eagles may be depended upon to show. Take December 3, northwest winds 10-15mph, no cloud cover, but 10 Redtaileds, one adult Red-shouldered, two Cooper’s Hawks, one Sharp-shinned, one Sharp-shinned and one Merlin were tallied in just two hours of scanning. The adult Bald Eagle that was terrorizing the ducks on Bunker Pond seemed like a local. These birds, while not accounted among the 25,001 Official Tally ,were entertaining enough and

I had them pretty much to myself. Likewise the 300 or so Tree Swallows and the host of waterfowl, including a dozen or so Hooded Merganser. So just because the official counter has gone home to thaw out, doesn’t mean you should hang up your binoculars for the season. Heck, I’ve counted over one hundred migrating hawks in a scan in late December. Late season hawk watchers might also be treated to some of our rarest raptor migrants, Golden Eagle, Roughlegged Hawk and Northern Goshawk.

Realize, too, that Gyrfalcon has never been tallied from the platform. These Arctic falcons rarely get this far south but they are mostly pelagic and nomadic in winter. But even if all you see are wintering songbirds like Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow and Northern Cardinal, it still beats sitting at home watching reruns of I Dream of Jeanie and Gilligan’s Island. Get out there. Walk the trails at Cape May Point State Park or brave the wind on the beach between Cape May and Cape May Point. The stretch will be enlivened by Herring Gulls and maybe a flock of Snow Buntings. But if you spot a large grown, gray or white falcon on the beach, report your sighting to Cape May Bird Observatory. Snowy Owl? Sure, possible. Look for it on the stretch of beach where the gulls are not and be aware that juvenile Snowy Owls are like a small, soot-covered snowman. In January, it’s possible to get a late push of Common Redpoll. If these tiny finches run out of food farther north, they head south, festooning beach grass and birch catkins.

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9601 ATLANTIC AVENUE, UNIT 1203, LOWER TOWNSHIP Enjoy spectacular views from this resort-style penthouse in beautiful Diamond Beach! “Best front row seat” at the Grand, with a southern viewpoint of the ocean and Cape May harbor. This 3Br/2.5Ba, professionally decorated, top-floor unit comes completely turnkey — all you need to do is bring your groceries and swimsuit. Watch the magnificent sunrise and colorful sunsets from your living area, or step out onto the wrap around veranda for panoramic views! The resort-style amenities, complete with concierge, pool and beach service, gym, saunas, locker rooms, clubhouse lounges and many more makes this complex feel like its own community! This unit also comes with two premier front row parking spots just a short distance to the entrance. Take instant occupancy in this luxurious unit and you will never want to leave. Asking price $1,229,000

Call the Quinn - Catanoso Real Estate Team on 609-884-1300


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Ken and Sally Bimgham

Ryleigh and Stacy Marker

Mayor Chuck Lear, Stacy Sheehan, Tricia Hendricks, Shaine Meier, Zach Mullock 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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Officer Onofrietti, Officer Sellitsch

Hallmark weekend

Max

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CHARITY R. CLARK BROKER SALESPERSON GRI, ABR 609.408.2192 charitycapemay@gmail.com Advice. Experience. Results. Just Sold! 704 New England Road, South of Canal

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 1159 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204 609-884-3332 www.chrisclemanssir.com


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FOR SALE

Jersey Cape Realty

107 Harvard Avenue, Cape May Point 6 BR/6BA Stunning oceanfront home. Bright, meticulously restored luxurious Victorian. $2,195,000

SALES & RENTALS

James Zeitler Sales Associate

Direct: 609-741-0664 Email: Zeitler89@comcast.net

FOR SALE

498 W. Perry Street, Cape May 7 BR/6.5 BA HGTV-quality renovation! Super investment property. $1,595,000

FOR SALE

15 Broadway, Unit 16, Cape May 2 BR/1 BA Exceptional beach block rental with modern kitchen. $539,000

Jersey Cape Realty, Inc.

739 Washington Street, Cape May

FOR SALE

406 Alexander Avenue, Cape May Point 2 renovated beach cottages on one lot! Close to beach. $899,500

FOR SALE

4 Fernwood Road, Townbank 4 BR/3.5 BA Custom, high-end home. Bay views and pool! $995,000

Dolores Lanzalotti, Broker / Owner

609-884-5800 www.JerseyCapeRealty.com

512 Washington Mall Cape May

Sol Needles Real Estate

609-884-8428 cbcapemay.com

REMODELED SPLIT-LEVEL 236 Linda Anne Ave, N. Cape May

Asking Price $339,900 4 bedroom, 2 bath completely remodeled split level on spacious corner lot. No better value for a 4-bedroom home. All new roof, vinyl siding, cedar impression front, vinyl tilt-in windows, quartz kitchen countertops, and more. Also features new gas forced air heat with central AC and Navien on-demand water heater. Large family room with wood f/p and huge back yard with covered porch.

LISTING AGENT James Hanson 609-374-0255

jimhanson1@comcast.net

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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211 BEACH AVENUE, UNIT 6, CAPE MAY

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $639,000

This beachfront corner unit is the most desired unit in the highly desirable Broadway Beach Condos, which was completely re-built and converted in 2010. Excellent rental history in the high season and shoulder seasons. Baltimore crew

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

JOSEPH (JODY) ALESSANDRINE, SRS

Realtor l Sales Associate

609-602-5629

JodyA@CoastlineRealty.com Jane and Bob Elwell, Stacy Sheehan

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. 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.

Contact Jody for a FREE Comparative Market Analysis today! Diana, Leigh, Tom, Cheryl, Michael

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! Modern Amenities

Investment Property

Ocean Views

Water View

Listed $230,000

Listed $399,000

Listed $1,399,900

UNDER CONTRACT

381 ROUTE 9 ERMA 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

121 E. MAPLE AVENUE WILDWOOD Multi-Unit

22 OCEAN STREET CAPE MAY 9 Bedrooms | 8.5 Baths

1420 MISSOURI AVENUE CAPE MAY 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

1st Floor Condo

Water Views

Vacant 108x125 Lot

Bay Cove Mobile Park

Listed $567,000

Listed $275,000

Listed $53,000

Listed $124,900

509 A PEARL AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT 4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths

241 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE VILLAS 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

26 TROTTER WAY ERMA Residential Vacant Lot

35 ROUTE 47 SOUTH CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath

20+ Acres

Townhome

Stunning Designer Home

Close to Bay

Listed $250,000

Listed $179,000

Listed $1,750,000

Listed $139,000

1216 WASHINGTON STREET WOODBINE Residential Vacant Lot

3125 ROUTE 9. S., UNIT 7 RIO GRANDE 2 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths

800 WASHINGTON STREET CAPE MAY 5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths

13 S. 10TH STREET DEL HAVEN 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath

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

JUST LISTED: THE OCTAGON HOUSE 1386 LAFAYETTE ST. CAPE MAY

Designated as a “Key” property in Cape May. A truly unique architectural gem in a city known for its architecture. Please Call for details.

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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Summer Zeigler, Sam Conley

The Brants and Abbatiello’s and Dylan PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Ryan Griffin Salesperson Direct: 609.602.5578 Office: 609.884.1300

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

FOR SALE!

928 CAROL AVE., 151 STIMPSON LN., 105 WILLIAMS ST., ERMA WEST CAPE MAY NORTH CAPE MAY 6 BR/3 BA home on an 2 BR/1 BA quintessential Remodeled 4 BR/2 BA home cottage with rear studio space oversized lot w/ exposed roof positioned on a larger lot w/ trusses, updated kitchen, & paver patio, fire pit, & storage featuring its own kitchen & rear workshop. $258,000 powder room. $355,000 building. $239,900

RGriffin@deSatnickRealEstate.com www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

608 SECOND AVE., WEST CAPE MAY New construction. 5 BR/3.5 BA Cape Cod offers all of the modern elements. Exterior features include an outdoor shower, professional landscaping, & alley access. $889,000

FOR SALE! 778 PARK BLVD., WEST CAPE MAY 3 BR/3 BA rebuilt home featuring a private balcony, outdoor shower, fenced-in yard, & shed. $698,500

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


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Isabele, Steve, Sue

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONCIERGE SERVICE

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

GAIL WILSEY-MORRISON

908 Farmdale Avenue, West Cape May Custom 5 bedroom, 3 bath home in private West Cape May location minutes to town and the beaches. Every aspect was well planned and designed to make this either your year-round home or a vacation getaway. Highlights include beautiful finishes, lovely paint colors, 10-foot ceilings, top-ofthe-line electric fixtures, granite countertops in the kitchen, closets galore, 3rd level floored attic for storage, two-car garage with painted floor and high ceilings. Nothing to do but move right in. $895,000

Angel, Vanessa, Johnathan, Joshua, Isabella, Elizabeth

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

ยง

609-884-8428 ยง cbcapemay.com

YEAR ROUND DUPLEX

WATERFRONT W/ DOCK

COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY

RENTAL

5900 New Jersey Avenue Wildwood Crest

1527-1529 Yacht Avenue Cape May

517 Broadway West Cape May

650 Town Bank Road North Cape May

Asking price: $399,000 70 x 90 fenced-in corner lot

Asking price: $1,999,500 Building footprint established

Asking price: $1,150,000 Westside Market

$3,000/monthly 1,700 sq ft professional office space

COMMERCIAL ZONING

SUNSETS, BAY VIEWS & BEACHES

837 Broadway West Cape May

10 Delaware Bay Drive Villas

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

UNBEATABLE LOCATION

12 Second Avenue Cape May

Asking price: $4,975,000 5 bedrooms /4 full - 2 half baths

&

A Fabulous New Year from everyone at Coldwell Banker!

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

OCEAN FRONT CORNER UNIT

206 A Kennedy Blvd North Wildwood Asking price: $645,500 3 bedrooms /2 baths

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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Terry, Laurie

LCMR students PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

2310 Central Avenue, North Wildwood

303 Coral Avenue, Cape May Point

29 Harbor Cove, Cape May

501 Hughes Street, Cape May

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

6 W. Woodland Avenue, CMCH 4 BR, 2.5 BA, Garage

Megan, Matt and Jeannine Wentz

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 Barbara and Joe Callahan, Kevin and Goldie Dunn, Blasé and Mary Pilla

Email: SHutchinson@deSatnickRealEstate.com

FOR SALE! 502 INDIAN AVE., NORTH CAPE MAY 3 BR/1.5 BA sprawling rancher w/ original hardwood floors, attached garage, & enclosed porch. $329,000

The Town Bank trollers, Joan, Sue, Bob, John, Jackie

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

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record


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RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGES

December 26, 2019

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Autumn Zeigler, Tapanga Koelle, Liana Wallace, Kayley Harris

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

Frank, Crysta,l Logan, Delores, Sierra

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

Patti, Phoebe, Kyra, Katie, Deacon


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Rachel Ertle, Mariah Kennedy

Nancy Mohan, Sean McGonigal

Jim, Kim

Evan, Carley

Allie Brown, Paige Ries

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

512 Washington Mall Cape May

Sol Needles Real Estate

609-884-8428 cbcapemay.com

CORNER LOT HOME 988 Lenape Drive, Erma Asking Price $359,900 Ÿ Located on a corner lot Ÿ 3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths Ÿ Upgrades include: New Kitchen, Central Air, Newer roof and Florida Room Ÿ Fenced-in backyard Ÿ Large desk off kitchen Ÿ Plenty of storage

LISTING AGENT Peggy Vogel 609-827-5506 peggy@cbcapemay.com

EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED


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1621 Beach Avenue, Cape May

740 Maple Ave., West Cape May

103 Burgins Lane, W. Cape May

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths - $999,900

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths - $799,900

4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths - $699,900

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

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.

Don’t miss this one! Hardwood floors throughout, living room with beamed ceiling and gas fireplace, kitchen with top-of-the-line SS appliances.

902 Ocean Drive, Lower Twp.

Visit Our New Website

902 Ocean Drive, Lower Twp.

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths - $559,000

2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths -$399,900

jerseycaperealty.com Search Vacation Rentals

Canyon Club Unit #107 Gorgeous! Barely used! Immaculate condition! The ultimate in contemporary living with stunning harbor views.

LARGE SELECTION ONLINE!

Canyon Club Unit #1503 Corner unit in newest garden style building. All furnishings included plus brand new deck furniture. Garage with lots of storage.

819 Beach Avenue, Cape May

123 Jennifer Lane, N. Cape May

6 W. Woodland Avenue, CMCH

1 Bedroom | 1 Bath - $245,000

3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths - $268,900

4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths - $325,000

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

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

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!”

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

609-884-5800


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Merry Christmas

December 26, 2019

Happy New Year!

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season from our House to Yours. It’s been a Wonderful Year, thanks to our Customers and Clients! We appreciate your friendship and loyalty and look forward to a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! 10 Meadow Valley Road 10 Summer Circle 1005 Kearney Avenue 103 Rutledge Ave 104 First Avenue 1069 Michigan Avenue 108 Pennsylvania Avenue 108 Wildwood Avenue 110 Ridgewood Ave 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue 1119 Indiana Avenue 12 Ringneck Court 12 Spruce Avenue 1208 New Jersey Avenue 1226 Lafayette Street 1236 Cape May Avenue 123 Ridgewood Avenue 145 W Greenwood Avenue 1460 Missouri Avenue 155 Stevens Street

1605-1607 New Jersey Ave. 201 W Bates Avenue 202 Yale Avenue 205 Oak Avenue 205 W Pacific Avenue 206 Columbia Avenue 206 W Vineyard Court 209 S Broadway 211 Beach 211 S Boyd 212 E St Johns Avenue 216 Pennsylvania Avenue 216 Pennsylvania Avenue 221 Shadeland Avenue 225 E Delaware Parkway 23 Windsor Avenue 239 E Florida Avenue 2704 4th Avenue 2710 Bay Drive

292 Sixth Avenue 304 Howard Street 307 Stites Avenue 32 Black Oak Drive 320 Linda Anne Avenue 326 Portsmouth Road 338 Portsmouth Road 3009 Shore Drive 3400 Shore Drive 3803 Bybrook Drive 402 Lincoln Avenue 402 Miller 402 Reading Avenue 408 Townbank Road 425 Mulberry Road 44 Kentucky Avenue 486 W Perry St 50 E Delaware Parkway 500 Bayberry

524 New England Road 565 Seashore Road 6 Poplar Street 601 E Lake Drive 617 Sea Grove Avenue 627 Hughes Street 7 Linda Sue Lane 704 Benton Avenue 704 New England Road 706 Atlantic Avenue 706 Hughes Ave 723 E Tampa Avenue 723 Seashore Road 768 Academy Road 8 Poplar St. 9 English Way 902 Ocean Drive 902 Ocean Drive 902 Scott Avenue 915 Washington Street

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


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(4,4,4)Down 5. A firm 1 (5)decision to do or not to do2something. (5) 3 (4,4,4) 7. Meat eaten on New Year’s 5 (10) Day because it signifies good 7 the (4) year ahead due to luck in 9 (5) that roots forward. the animal 10 9. Drink(7)to the health or honor 11 (9) of something by raising a 13 (6,3) glass. 15 (4,5) 10. This is bad luck to eat on New Year’s Day due to the animal that scratches backward. 11. Pyrotechnics, (e.g.) 13. Annual New Year’s Eve television special broadcast by ABC. (6,3) 15. Former host of 13 down. (4,5) 16. 80’s-90’s sitcome set in a Boston bar. 17. Dom Perignon; Cristal; Veuve Clicquot, (e.g.) 18. Where the Theater District is located in mid-town Manhattan. (5,6) 19. Woody Allen film, ________ in Paris. 22. A lively, fun person may be considered the life of the _____. SOLUTION ON PAGE 56

FOR SALE!

UNDER CONTRACT!

1307 BEACH AVE., UNIT 10, 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 Five new homes under contract! Two new homes & one lot sold! Multiple new builds available starting at $825,000

1001 Lafayette St., Cape May NJ 08204

Todd H. deSatnick / Broker of Record

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

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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