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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Wednesday, September 15, 2010 ¯ Vol. 8, No. 32 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Keeping An Eye On Cape May’s Beautiful Beaches

Lifeguards Marty Franco, Melissa Hessler and Chris Knipe keep a vigilant watch across the Atlantic. Aleksey Moryakov

West Cape May Tomato Festival

See pages 83-108

THIS WEEK...

It’s The Mermaid Issue!

Have Fun And Raise Money For A Great Cause – The Bachelor Auction Is Back

More about the Mermaid Guild’s fundraiser on page 56


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The Almanac THURSDAY September 16 Mostly sunny

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High Temperature: 76 Low Temperature: 69 Chance of Rain: 20% Sunrise: 6:42am Sunset: 7:07pm High Tides: 3:15am, 3:45pm Low Tides: 9:01am, 10:04pm

FRIDAY September 17 Isolated thunderstorms

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High Temperature: 75 Low Temperature: 62 Chance of Rain: 30% Sunrise: 6:43am Sunset: 7:05pm High Tides: 4:22am, 4:46pm Low Tides: 10:04am, 11:01pm

SATURDAY September 18 Sunny

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High Temperature: 73 Low Temperature: 62 Chance of Rain: 0% Sunrise: 6:44am Sunset: 7:03pm High Tides: 5:20am, 5:38pm Low Tides: 11:02am, 11:49pm

SUNDAY September 19 Sunny

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High Temperature: 75 Low Temperature: 63 Chance of Rain: 0% Sunrise: 6:45am Sunset: 7:02pm High Tides: 6:09am, 6:23pm Low Tides: 11:52am,

MONDAY September 20 Sunny

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High Temperature: 74 Low Temperature: 61 Chance of Rain: 0% Sunrise: 6:46am Sunset: 7:00pm High Tides: 6:50am, 7:04pm Low Tides: 12:30am, 12:37pm

Inside This Issue «The Coffee Break Page................. Page 10 «Ramblings From the Editor...........Page 11 «The Contest Page......................... Page 18 «Food & Drink Guide.................... Page 19 «Happenings Around Town.......... Page 31 «Spouty Offy................................. Page 33 «Upcoming Events........................ Page 34 « Customer Service..........................Page 39 « The Old Fogey............................. Page 45 « A Cape May Lover....................... Page 51

Come See Us Online Visit our revamped website www.exitzero.us And be one of our huge and growing army of friends on Facebook, where you can check out beautiful photographs and enter fun contests www.facebook.com/ exitzeropublishing

« The Shopping Guide................... Page 65 «The Answer Lady........................ Page 67 «Adopt An Animal.........................Page 92 «Health & Beauty Guide................ Page 95 «Cape Curiosity............................ Page 99 «The September Calendar.............Page 103 «Activity of the Week.................... Page 109 « The Cape May Crossword .......... Page 117 «The Movie Column...................... Page 127 «Homes of the Week...................... Page 131 Reader Quote Of The Week “I enjoy your contests and always look forward to finding the answers. The issue where the clip art was on the cover in the O of Exit Zero was especially memorable. I had looked at all the ads throughout Exit Zero more than once, perhaps three or four times and then had my daughters look also. Page by page we were all looking and finally give up. We couldn’t find it. As my daughter closed the issue, my grandson who is only three, pointed to O on the cover, and said ‘There it is!’ Without realizing it he had been looking for the clip art with us. Your contests are great fun and wanted to let you that all ages enjoy them. – Susan Morse, Cape May

Now Serving Live Crabs & Lobsters! THE BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN TOWN! Wednesday, September 15

TERRY-OKE Friday, September 17

STELLAR MOJO Saturday, September 18

EVOLUTION Sunday, September 19

LIVE NFL ACTION ON BIGSCREEN TVS

25 Cent Wings & 1/2 Price Cheesesteaks Tuesday, September 21

TERRIBLE TUESDAY - DJ PANCAKES

$2 Miller Lite - $2 Ugly Mug Summer Brews

OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM-2AM YEAR ROUND! (609) 884-3459 • 426 Washington Street Mall, Cape May


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6

Tina, Hot Dog Julie

Megan G, Roger Nakedim

Smitty, Ashley

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

LUCKY BONES BACKWATER GRILLE Lucky Bones Pre-Game... Music starts at 8pm SEPTEMBER SPECIAL $2.99 Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches Every Sunday 12-4pm at the bar SUNDAYS BREAKFAST & STEEL DRUM BRUNCH 9am - 1:30pm 1200 Route 109 South, Cape May

ER EST BE !! D L O C Y PE MA IN C A

Award Winning Lunch & Dinners!

Lunch • Dinner Thin Crust Brick-Oven Pizza

(609) 884-BONE (2663)


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAN MATHERS

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FISH MARKET SPECIALS FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 THRU SUNDAY, SEPT. 19

CONCH CHOWDER

Will Hubert, Domonique, Kemlyn Pearson, Logan Walter

$5.50/pint TAKE-OUT SPECIALS FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 & SATURDAY, SEPT. 18

HOT COMBO APPETIZER SPECIAL 2 BBQ Clams, 2 Clams Casino, 2 Oysters Rockefeller

$7.95 John, Lorrie, Juliana, Caroline, Jackie

Broiled or Fried CRAB CAKE PLATTER Served with Cole Slaw & choice of French Fries or Baked Potato $9.75

Fisherman’s Wharf ª Cape May

609-884-3064 www.thelobsterhouse.com Call Ahead & We’ll Have It Waiting For You! Patty Cofer, Andrew Horvath


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6

Theresa McGlade, Tony Lombardi

Mr and Mrs Smith

Eileen and Gary Laulette

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

C-View Inn Cape May’s Oldest & Friendliest Tavern

Mondays

RIB NIGHT

1/2 Rack - $8.50 Tuesdays

TAVERN PIZZA NIGHT $3.50 Small Pizzas $5.50 Large Pizzas Wednesdays

OUR INFAMOUS WING NIGHT! starting at 3pm

BEST WINGS IN SOUTH JERSEY TAKE-OUT PACKAGE GOODS DAILY SPECIALS 8 FLAT SCREEN TVs HAPPY HOUR Mon - Tues - Thurs - Fri 3-5pm $2 Domestics $3 Well Drinks

Best Wings & Great Specials 

Corner of Texas Ave. & Washington St., Cape May • 884-4712


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6

Ella and Drew Wilson

Karli and Doug Whitten

Sue Tracey, Dawn Smith

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

“THE ART OF THE CUISINE, WHEN FULLY MASTERED, IS THE ONE HUMAN CAPABILITY OF WHICH ONLY GOOD THINGS CAN BE SAID.” ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt

Reserve Your Private Party for 2010! Rehearsal Dinners Reunions Baby Showers Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm Reservations Recommended Gift Certificates Available!

Reservations: (609) 898-9800 301 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, Corner of Washington & Perry Street www.cucinarosa.com


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May

Page 7 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Syrah

Chardonnay Riesling Port

Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Tasting Room - Open Daily 12-6pm Winery Tours - Daily at 3pm Every Wednesday - starting 6:30pm

GRILL NIGHT Light Dinner & Complimentary Wine Glass NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR...

Alison, Wally, Carol

September 15 - Grilled Sirloin Steak with Horseradish Butter. Grilled Chicken Breast, Baked Potato Buffett with all the fixings $28 PER PERSON • SPACE LIMITED • CALL FOR RESERVATIONS WINERY WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 9PM ON WEDNESDAYS!

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

Serving Dinner from 5:30pm (Closed Wednesday) Poppy, Jake, Mom-Mom

Beach Avenue & Howard Street at the Hotel Macomber

(609) 884 8811

Jack Wade, Sydney Wade, Bill Schwartz, Jackie Schartz

www.unionparkdiningroom.com


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Barb and Ed Smith

OPEN MIC NITE! Monday Nights from 7pm Mondays hours are 7am to 4pm and reopening at 7pm for coffee, food and fun! BYOB

Alyssa Cassidy, Jahanna Edson

Lidia, Pauline


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May

Page 9 VOTED 2010 BEST NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT

Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV SUN GOES DOWN IT ONLY GETS HOTTER AFTER THE

SUNDAY With 7 HDTV’s you won’t miss a minute of the NFL action!

MONDAY The Last Summer Hurrah

Monday Night Football Tailgate Buffet and Drink Specials based on home team.

TUESDAY

Free Pool & Free MegaTouch Video Games (9pm-12am) B-Pong & Flip-Cup (10pm)

WEDNESDAY

Fantasy Football Headquarters

THURSDAY

Are You Smarter Than A Bartender (9pm)

FRIDAY Carolyn, Kristen, Ella and Drew Wilson

Happy Hour (4-7) featuring Blind Drunk Amber Blues (10pm)

SATURDAY

Frisky Cover Band (10pm)

(609) 884-4800 At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur St. www.CabanasOnTheBeach.com www.facebook.com/CabanasOnTheBeach Karma, Mary Jane, Toot, Scotty O, Rocco, Lindsay


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The Police Blotter

Every week we feature quirky police reports from small towns across America. Found on the website www.smalltownmisfit.com. LOGAN, UT: A woman called police to report she suspected a neighbor of stealing her cat in an effort to eat it. She requested that police come check her neighbor’s refrigerator and freezer for any signs of her cat. – Utah Statesman

Learn Russian With Tanya

YOU probably couldn’t throw a stone in Cape May without hitting an Eastern European person, though we would condemn such an act. We at Exit Zero warmly embrace our Commie Cousins (we’re joking!) and offer a weekly lesson to help you communicate. Please note – the “Russian” we are printing is just our phonetic interpretation. How are mermaids depicted in your country’s folklore? Kak rusalki izobrazheny v folklore vashei strany? And, here is how your Russian-speaking friend is likely to respond: Oni ne pliashut i pout s ryboi i crabami. A zatskivaut moriakov pod vodu, zabyvaia, chto te ne mogut dyshat. Which translates to: They certainly didn’t sing and dance with crabs and fish. They dragged sailors down, forgetting they couldn’t breath. –Tanya Zotava

Weird Word Of The Week

Pogonotrophy From the Greek words pogon, a beard, and trophe, nourishment, together they refer to the act of growing facial hair

Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts

A Picture From The Past

SEEING the Physick Estate as it is today, with tour guides, exhibits and ‘food’ in the dining room, it’s easy to forget that the building was once a home. In this picture taken during Dr. Emlen Physick’s time in the house, his main female servant and cook, Alice Johnson, is letting his dog out the back door. Ms. Johnson lived locally in West Cape May, but she often stayed in a small bedroom above the servants quarters to be available around the clock to Dr. Physick. Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

KNOW your way around Cape May? Think of yourself as the observant type? Feast your eyes on the photograph above, taken by our resident cryptographer Dan Mathers. If you think you know where you could find this collection of paintings, you have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to spend at a local business. Go to the Exit Zero Facebook page before Monday for a full-size, full-color photo and instructions on how to enter – follow the instructions carefully. And, don’t worry if you have never used Facebook before – it’s easy! Just ask your six-year-old nephew. To enter, look for the mystery photo at www.facebook.com/ exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

THE first mermaid in recorded history is not a maid at all. According to most historians, the first merMAN was the Babylonian god Oannes. The Assyirians believed that this water god taught everything that is human to the modern race of homo sapiens.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J Take a minute and let it ride, then take a minute to let it breeze. J ONCE a week, the folks at Exit Zero eat at Cape Orient, the island’s fine Asian restaurant. Sometimes we find pearls of wisdom at the end of our meal. And sometimes we don’t. The above fortune cookie was eaten with wonton soup and beef and broccoli. Please note: Any typos are not ours, but those of the fortune cookie manufacturers. We print them as we find them.


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Around The Avenues And Alleyways Of Cool Cape May A random sampling of people and places

The folks of Jersey Cape Realty sat for our photographer Aleksey Moryakov for next year’s “Cool Cape May” book.

RAMBLINGS FROM THE EDITOR IS TAKING A BREAK Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktails

HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm EARLY BIRDS Live Music... No Cover Charge! Fri., Sept. 17 - GENO WHITE Sat., Sept. 18 - GEORGE BAIER

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK YEAR ROUND Lunch • Dinner • Take-Out • Catering 315 Ocean Street, Washington Commons Mall (609) 898-0088 • www.capeorient.com

CELEBRATE NJ RESTAURANT WEEK September 19 – 25 $35 price fixed three course dinner menu featuring Jersey Fresh

AT THE CARROLL VILLA HOTEL

19 Jackson Street, Cape May 884-5970 • madbatter.com


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6

Patricia Gibbons, Jeff Vogt

Anne Kelly

Shirley Stiles, Dave Tryon

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


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Ocean View FAMILY RESTAURANT

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER Open Sunday - Thursday 7am-9pm • Friday & Saturday 7am-10pm

Try Our

Mini Meals

starting at 9.95! Jeffrey, Samantha, Melissa, Heather

We have great soups, desserts, seafood & sautéed specials!

Delicious Homemade Specials Beach Avenue & Grant Street, Cape May 884-3772 • www.oceanviewrestaurant.com

over 100 imported cheeses Scott, Connie

David DeLorenzo, Jacob DeLorenzo

gourmet olives dipping oils... and lots more!

600 PARK BOULEVARD WEST CAPE MAY • 884-8700


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6

Lindsay, Scotty O, Lelah

Lilly, Shannon, Victoria

Kurt and Amber Adamson, Alise Starley

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

s t k r e c e a t B Simply Delicious!

The Cobblers are Back by Popular Demand!

Cobblers available in Blueberry and Peach!

Freshest Ingredients • Fantastic Specials • Friendly Atmosphere • Reservations Recomended Serving Dinner Wednesday thru Sunday from 5pm • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday at 9am 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May • (609) 884-7660 • www.backstreetcapemaynj.com


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May

Uncle Bill’s

Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

& FAMILY RESTAURANT Open Every Day!

Elise, George and Elle Rohana

BEACH AVENUE & PERRY STREET, CAPE MAY (609) 884-7199

The BEST PS SCALLeOMay in Cap ! Try Them

MAYER’S TAVERN FRIDAYS

Delicious Baby Back Ribs at the Bar!

Lisa and Dave Deshields

894 Third Ave., Cape May • 884-8980

CAPTAIN’S COVE

BREAKFAST & LUNCH 6AM-2PM Pork Chops and Eggs • Steak and Eggs WE HAVE DELICIOUS SOFT SHELL CRABS! SUNDAYS - Try Our Eggs Benedict! Delicious Homemade Soups Seafood Caesar Salad • Chicken Caesar Salad Shrimp Salad • Chicken Salad

1216 Route 109, Cape May • 884-7288

Brenda Ridgway, Nancy Ridgeway, Jim Ridgeway, Shelley Vogelei


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Windsor Gang

The Cape May Buddies

SJ Hussey, Krystina Kennedy

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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6

Logan Walter, Domonique

Leesa Carlin, Margie Franco

Karen Smith, Barb Hart

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

The Exit Zero Clip Art And Fake Ad Contests Start looking through the paper... you could win a gift certificate to an advertiser!

FAKE AD CONTEST

Somewhere in this paper is a fake ad!

CLIP ART CONTEST Hidden somewhere in the paper is this MERMAID... Find it & enter to win!

But be aware as it may be a real business in our area, but the product or service will not be real... Check closely! This Week’s Prizes:

THE BIRD HOUSE OF CAPE MAY ELAINE’S DINNER THEATER • ELLIE’S BAKERY ANSWERS AUGUST 25 ISSUE: CLIP ART Page 45 - Cape May Bakers ad FAKE AD Page 85 - Clown Shoe Ad

Actual Size Shown Here:

This Week’s Prizes:

A CA MIA • CAPE MAY BAKERS THE ZOO COMPANY

WHEN YOU FIND THE ANSWER(S)... ENTER BY ONE OF THESE WAYS: 1. E-mail your name and address along with the answer to: jason@exitzero.us 2. Mail us your name, address, and answer(s) on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper to: Exit Zero Publishing, 109 Sunset Boulevard, Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Entries Deadline Date: Tuesday, Sept. 28. Draw Date: Wednesday, Sept. 29. One entry per address or email address. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

CONTEST WINNERS - AUGUST 25: CLIP ART WINNERS John Malinowski - Cape May, NJ Linda Kissling - Cape May, NJ Christina Forte - Cape May, NJ Bob Schall - Cape May, NJ Kathleen Whelan - Cape May Point, NJ FAKE AD WINNERS: Robert Mularz - Union, NJ Joyce Adams - Townbank, NJ Marilyn Montgomery - Norristown, PA Kerry Moleski - Mohnton, PA Ted Marczak - Cape May, NJ


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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

A CA MIA 524 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-6661 www.acamia.com

A lovely little spot on the Washington Street Mall. Fine food, excellent service and great people-watching.

L, D

$10-$30 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

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

This fine restaurant offers superb food in a graceful setting, an elegant bar, and dining with ocean views.

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

AVALON COFFEE 7 Gurney Street (609) 898-8088 avaloncoffeecompany.com

Superior coffee that’s always fresh, and healthy food that’s perfect for both breakfast and lunch.

B, L

$3-$8 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

N/A

NO

YES

AXELSSON’S BLUE CLAW 991 Ocean Drive, (609) 884-5878 blueclawrestaurant.com

Fine dining near the harbor. Elegant dining room, cozy fireplace, and the classic Clipper Ship Pub.

D

$24-$30 Cards: V, MC, D

FULL BAR

YES

YES

BACK CORNER CAFÉ 3860 Bayshore Road, North Cape May (609) 886-2323

A brand-new joint at the rear of the building that formerly housed Bayshore 8 cinema. Tasty snacks and drinks.

Café

$3-$9 Cards: V, MC, D

N/A

NO

YES

BACKSTREET 600 Park Boulevard (609) 884-7660 backstreetcapemaynj.com

Downhome cooking and a really friendly, laidback vibe in this gem of a place, just a few minutes from Cape May.

B, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

BELLA MANGIATA 1891 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 889-6800

This Villas spot favorite attracts people from all over. Why? The food is reliably good and very affordable.

B, L, D

$7-$20 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

BELLA VIDA CAFÉ 406 N. Broadway, (609) 884-6322 www.bellavidacafe.com

“The local café with the wholesome aroma” is what they call it... and that’s how we describe it. Very apt!

B, L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

BIG WAVE BURRITOS 1400 Texas Avenue Cape May (609) 898-TO-GO

Brand new! Tacos, burritos, smoothies and more treats. Across from the C-View Inn.

L, D

$5-$9

BYOB

NO

YES

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

A chic interior and stylish food, but the ambience is anything but pretentious. Modern American cuisine.

D

$15-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

NO

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

Congress Hall’s restaurant is better than ever, serving classic tavern food with a twist or two along the way.

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

It’s always warm and friendly in this lively beachfront bar that features some of the best live bands around.

B, L,D

V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

CAPE MAY BAKERS 482 West Perry Street (609) 884-7454 capemaybakers.com

Whether you want to start your day with a treat, or want goodies for a picnic or pickme-up, this is the place to go!

Bakery

$3-$8

N/A

NO

YES

CAPE MAY WINERY 711 Townbank Rd., (609) 884-1169 capemaywinery.com

This beautiful winery is open daily from 12-6pm. Make a reservation to tour the winery daily at 3pm.

Winery

WINERY

N/A

NO

KEY

Onsite parking

Handicap accessible

$8-$25

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

Takeout available

Other details

Dog-friendly patio


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Debra, Veronica, Brittany and Courtney George

Lisa Gavin, Dotti B

George, Vicki, Maggi, Rich, Anne


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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

$6-$13

BYOB

NO

YES

BYOB

YES

YES

BYOB

YES

YES

BYOB

YES

YES

BAR

NO

YES

CAPE ORIENT 315 Ocean Street, (609) 898-0088 capeorient.com

Great food every time, whether you are looking for Chinese, Thai or sushi. Service is superb, too.

L,D

CAPTAIN’S COVE 1216 Route 109 Cape May (609) 884-7288

Good downhome food at this popular family restaurant, at the harbor. A good stop for breakfast or lunch favorites.

B, L

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE at the Emlen Physick Estate 1048 Washington Street (609) 884-5111

The Carriage House offers everything from hearty wraps, salads, quiche and paninis to classic teas.

L

COPPER FISH 416 Broadway West Cape May (609) 898-1555

Chef Geoff Johnson’s popular Copper Fish is under new management, at a new site – Broadway and Sunset.

D

CUCINA ROSA 301 Washington Street Mall (609) 898-9800 www.cucinarosa.com

Nicely located at the beginning of the mall, this Italian restaurant is a mustvisit. Simply superb food.

D

C-VIEW INN Texas Avenue & Washington Cape May (609) 884-4712

A locals’ favorite, the oldest and friendliest tavern in town with great wings, excellent pub fare and cold beer.

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

New owners Chris and Lisa Shriver are keeping the old favorites at this locals joint AND adding new specials.

B, L, D

$6-$14

BYOB

NO

YES

DRY DOCK 1440 Texas Avenue (609) 884-3434 www.capemaydrydock.com

A perennial favorite in Cape May. You could say it’s become an ice cream institution! Also a good stop for lunch dinner.

L, D, Ice Cream

$5-$9

N/A

N/A

YES

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

With the remarkable cooking of chef Lucas Manteca, there’s even more reason than usual to visit. Sublime concoctions.

D

BAR

YES

NO

ELAINE’S DINNER THEATER 513 Lafayette Street (609) 884-1199 elainesdinnertheater.com

Stop for a cocktail at the classic bar, then sit down for dinner and an entertaining night of comic theatre.

ELLA’S 316 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-3350

Top-quality shakes, drinks, sandwiches and wraps. This is snacking done the right way!

ELLIE’S BAKERY 301 North Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-4007

It’s all ridiculously tasty and it’s all cooked right here on the island. Go on, treat yourself – you deserve it, right?

410 BANK STREET 410 Bank Street (609) 884-2127 410bankstreet.com

Still one of Cape May’s finest restaurants. Serving food that’s as brilliant and creative as ever. A must-visit.

KEY

Onsite parking

L, D

$12-$19

$12-$19 V, MC, AE, D

$24-$32 V, MC, AE, D

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

$4-$18 V, MC

$26-$33 V, MC, AE, D

D, Theater

$39.95 fixed V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

B, L

$3-$9

N/A

NO

YES

B, Bakery

$1-$15

N/A

N/A

YES

D

$25-$37 V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

Handicap accessible

Takeout available

Other details

Dog-friendly patio


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Southern Italian, Seafood & Steaks, Pasta, Veal & Chicken

ODMOTHERS

Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS! Dinner Nightly from 5pm

Tom Terrific, Hot Dog Julie, Rich

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS • 5:00-5:30 Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert • $16.95

Broadway & Sunset ~ 884-4543

Mary Ann Verica, Donna DiVentura, Luciano DiVentura, Dot Alleborn

Serving Dinner Nightly From 5pm

EARLY BIRD MENU AVAILABLE FROM 5-5:30PM

Only $19.95

898-0100 (609) 898-0100

Sunset Blvd., West Cape 1 1Sunset Boulevard., West CapeMay May

Maryanne, Lois, Elise, Jacqui, Sonja, Marc and Lauren Shenfield


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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

FRESCOS 412 Bank Street (609) 884-0366 frescoscapemay.com

It wins awards for its Italian food every year for a reason. This is authentic cuisine served in a beautiful location.

D

$18-$29 V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

GECKO’S Carpenter’s Square Mall Cape May (609) 898-7750

This local favorite serves superb southwestern food. Grab a seat on the patio when the weather is nice!

L, D

$8-$24 V, MC

BYOB

YES

YES

GODMOTHER’S Broadway & Sunset (609) 884-4543 godmothersrestaurant.com

Excellent downhome Italian food, reasonably priced and great for a family dinner. Try their early birds special!

D

$12-$28 V, MC

BYOB

YES

YES

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

A Key West vibe, great views of the harbor, good food and regular entertainment. Come spend the afternoon or night.

B, L, D

$6-$30 V, MC

BAR

NO

YES

HARPOON HENRY’S Beach Drive and Browning (609) 886-5529 harpoonhenrys.net

You know that summer is around the corner when this little slice of the Caribbean re-opens. Bring it on!

L, D

$10-$21 V, MC, D

BAR

NO

YES

HARRY’S Madison & Beach Avenue (609) 884-6113 www.harryscapemay.com

A home-style, friendly feel that puts a modern twist on the classic comfort foods we all know and love.

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

HAWK HAVEN VINEYARD 600 S. Railroad Avenue Rio Grande (609) 846-7347 hawkhavenvineyard.com

Every Friday night in the winter the Wine Bar and Barrel Room is open. A fun, well-run vineyard.

Winery

V, MC, AE, D

Winery

NO

NO

HEMINGWAY’S 1045 Beach Avenue (609) 884-5611 hemingwayscapemay.com

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

HIGHER GROUNDS 479 W. Perry Street (609) 884-1131 highergroundscapemay.com

Great coffee, home-baked treats, and lots of healthy food options. A cozy, friendly corner spot. Try it!

B, L

$5-$10

BYOB

NO

YES

HOTDOG TOMMY’S Jackson Street @ Beach (609) 884-8388 hotdogtommys.com

If there are better dogs at the Shore, we’ve yet to hear. Tommy and Mary Snyder are hot dog jedi warriors.

L, D

$1.40-$4

N/A

NO

YES

ISLAND GRILL 311 Mansion Street Cape May (609) 884-0200

Caribbean-influenced food, in a lovely, colorful setting. The sauces and combinations are creative and delectable.

L, D

$13-$26

BYOB

YES

YES

THE LOBSTER HOUSE Fisherman’s Wharf, (609) 884-8296 thelobsterhouse.com

Take-out, fish market, restaurant, raw bar, breakfast diner... The Lobster House has it all.

B, L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

LUCKY BONES 1200 Route 109, (609) 884-BONE (2663) luckybonesgrill.com

It’s a huge hit for a reason. Excellent food, great bar vibe, superb service. Gets it right every single time.

L, D

$6-$22 V, MC, AE, D

BAR

For tables of eight or more

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

KEY

Onsite parking

Handicap accessible

Takeout available

Other details

Dog-friendly patio


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May

Page 25 A classic bar... a reputation for fine dining... this is the place.

Monday, September 6 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

PLEASE CALL FOR HOURS!

Josh, Victoria, Evette, John, Dom, Gary, Daddy Shwacks

Early Dinner Specials 5-6pm • $21.95 1/2 PRICE RAW BAR ITEMS! 5-6pm in the Pub Only Sports TV in The Clipper Ship Pub AFFORDABLE PUB MENU NOW AVAILABLE!

Sorry, no names

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Daniel, Kalee, Layla, Amanda, Francis, Dave and Adi Grasso, Olivia Caruso, Lilly Wilson

CLIPPER SHIP PUB

Reservations: 609-884-5878 991 Ocean Drive, Cape May www.blueclawrestaurant.com


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Around The Beautiful Beaches Of Cool Cape May Monday, September 6

Windsor Wonders

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

HARBOR VIEW RESTAURANT, BAR & MARINA Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday Deck Open 7 Days a Week for lunch & Dinner!

By Popular Local Demand

BURGER MANIA Sundays in the Restaurant 11:30-4:30 35 gourmet burgers cooked 140 different ways, plus 6 specialty burgers! Regular menu served too.

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

MAGNOLIA ROOM 301 Howard Street, Cape May (609) 884-8409 www.chalfonte.com

This is as old school as it gets. The Chalfonte Hotel’s restaurant has had the same chefs for more than 60 years. Simply wonderful.

B, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

MARIE NICOLE’S 9510 Pacific, Wildwood Crest (609) 522-5425 www.marienicoles.com

Marie Nicole’s serves modern American cuisine with a European ambiance in a relaxed atmosphere.

D

$19-$44 V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

NO

MARTINI BEACH 429 Beach Avenue Cape May (609) 884-1925

A lively nightspot with a friendly vibe, great Mediterranean dishes, and a panoramic oceanfront view.

D

$15-$30 V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

NO

MAYER’S TAVERN 894 Third Avenue Cape May (609) 884-8980

No frills at this harborfront bar. This is where fishermen go to drink serious drinks and eat seriously good scallops.

L, D

$6-$17

BAR

NO

NO

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

The dim, amber lighting, dark wooden bar, period fittings and classy staff give this place a special ambience.

D

$18-Market V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

OCEAN VIEW Beach & Grant Avenues (609) 884-3772 oceanviewrestaurant.com

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

B, L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

OYSTER BAY 615 Lafayette Street (609) 884-2111 oysterbayrestaurantnj.com

A lovely dining room, a beautiful copper-top bar and classic, generous dishes are what you’ll find here.

D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

The Georgian revival mansion is magnificent and the modern American menu matches it all the way.

D

BYOB

NO

NO

PIER HOUSE 1327 Beach Avenue, (609) 898-0300 thepierhousecapemay.com

A chic restaurant with a lively bar scene and excellent food, located at the La Mer, overlooking the Atlantic.

B, D

$20-$35 V, MC, AE, D

BAR

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

A classic pub and restaurant offering great burgers, excellent comfort good and an authentic ambience.

L, D

$15-$25 V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

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

While all around it has changed, the Rio is still serving excellent food with old-style, friendly service.

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

RUSTY NAIL Beach Avenue between Jackson and Perry (609) 884-0017

The local legend is back and it’s better than ever. The relaunched Nail is beachfront dining at its best.

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

SEAN’S RESTAURANT Beach Avenue between Jackson and Perry (609) 898-0017

Fresh, delicious food at a great beachfront location is what you’ll find at Sean’s Restaurant! Tell him we sent you.

L, D

$16-$24 V, MC

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

L, D

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

N/A

N/A

YES

KEY

Onsite parking

Handicap accessible

$22-$39

V, MC, D

Takeout available

YES

Other details

YES

Dog-friendly patio


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DJ And Dancing In The Boiler Room Sunday, September 5 in Congress Hall

Noah, April

Marilyn, Michael

Heather, Bobby

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

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

This local favorite moved from Convention Hall to the mall, at the former site of Dellas. The food is as good as ever!

B, L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

TOMMY’S FOLLY COFFEE 251 Beach Ave, (609) 884-6522 congresshall.com

Situated in the lobby of Congress Hall, this shop has great coffee and some lovely to-go breakfast goodies.

B, Café

$2-$5 V, MC, AE, D

N/A

NO

YES

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

A Cape May legend, and even better now that they’ve put those wonderful booths in there. Such a treat.

L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

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

Reliably-excellent food – there is a reason why people wait a while to eat here... excellent breakfasts and brunches.

B, L

$4-$9

BYOB

NO

YES

UNION PARK Beach Avenue & Howard (609) 884-8811 unionparkdiningroom.com

Elegant dining in a classic old hotel, and the food is magnificent and inventive. One of the best in the area.

D

$18-$35 V, MC, AE

BYOB

YES

YES

VINCENZO’S LITTLE ITALY II 3704 Bayshore Road North Cape May (609) 889-6610

If you want to bring the family for a fine and fun Italian meal, look no further than here! The kids will love it.

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

Superb gourmet food, and a great little cocktail bar to get your night off on the right foot. Amazing wine list.

D

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

BAR

YES

YES

ZOE’S 715 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-1233

Zoe’s has large portions at affordable prices. And they have a great patio if the weather is nice... bring Fido!

B, L

$4-$12

BYOB

NO

YES

KEY

Onsite parking

Handicap accessible

Takeout available

Other details

Dog-friendly patio

Do you own or run a restaurant in the Cape May area and want to be included in this awesome chart? If yes, contact Jason and ask how! (609) 770-8479 or jason@exitzero.us


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DJ And Dancing In The Boiler Room Sunday, September 5 in Congress Hall PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Kathy Lick, Greg Lick, Bill Johnson

Becca, Jeff, Meredith

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The Week Ahead In Cool Cape May

There’s something happening every day/night... here is the guide you cannot be without WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Cabanas Fantasy Football Headquarters Cape May Winery Grill Night featuring sirloin steak, complimentary wine glass Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Ugly Mug Terry-Oke THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Boiler Room Terry-Oke Cabanas Smarter than a bartender? 9pm Ebbitt Room Paul Sotille Jr, 6:30pm Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Pilot House Jay Bethel, 9pm Rusty Nail Gregg Carpenter FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Bourbon Street Comes to Beach Avenue – Various jazz bands will play in succession, beginning at Cabanas, then Carney’s, the Marquis deLafayette, and finishing with an afterparty at the Merion Inn. The event runs from 7-11pm and $20 provides admittance to all venues. Proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. E-mail info@capemaytraditionaljazzsociety.com. Cape May Stage presents On the Couch with Nora Armani – In a one-woman piece oscillating between humor and nostalgia, Armani recounts her personal story: her growing up in Egypt, the Bosporus and Istanbul, travels to the Scottish Highlands, Alexandria, and Hollywood. On the Couch with Nora Armani plays at 8pm at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse at the corner of Bank and Lafayette in Cape May. $35 for adults, $12.50 for students. Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations. Boiler Room Edgardo Cintron Cabanas Blind Drunk, 4-7; Amber Blues, 10pm Copper Fish Bill Caterini Ebbitt Room Paul Sotille Jr, 6:30pm Harpoon Henry’s Sal Anthony 5:30-9:30pm Hemingway’s DJ Jeff Walden, 9pm Mad Batter Geno White Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Pilot House Barry, 9pm Rio Station Karaoke with Troy David, 9pm Rusty Nail Carl Behrens, 4:30pm, The Guy Petersen Band, 9pm Ugly Mug Stellar Mojo SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

A Circle of Peace Felt Around the World – Local artists Janet Payne and Paige Cunningham invite the community to help create a unique artwork at the Nature Center of Cape May from 10-3pm. The event celebrates International Day of Peace, which is observed on September 21. Payne and Cunningham will facilitate the creation of a work of art using handmade felt, which symbolizes peace. Partici-

Take your four-legged friends for a walk on the promenade this Saturday. pants are invited to bring a box lunch to enjoy in the surroundings of the Nature Center, located at 1610 Delaware Avenue, Cape May. (609) 898-8848. Mutt Strut – A rare chance to stroll the promenade with your dog! For a donation of $1 per leg ($2 per person, $4 per dog) owners and their canine companions can strut up and down the Promenade from 8am until noon. Registration is at Convention Hall and half the proceeds benefit Animal Outreach. The event features door prizes, giveaways, auction items and a children’s activity table. For more information e-mail cmcdotc@comcast.net. Axelsson’s Blue Claw George Karavan Boiler Room Frank Bey Cabanas Frisky Copper Fish Bill Caterini Ebbitt Room Paul Sotille Jr, 6:30pm Harpoon Henry’s Beachcomber Bill, 5:30-9:30 Hemingway’s DJ Ron Becker, 9pm Mad Batter George Baier Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Rusty Nail Kate Delany 4:30pm, Pokerface, 9pm Ugly Mug Evolution SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Mermaid Guild King Neptune Bachelor Auction – Like a little philanthropy with your beefcake? Attend the bachelor auction, beginning at 5pm at the Rusty Nail. Each bachelor will show his stuff and propose a specially-designed date, which ladies can bid on. All proceeds benefit the Community FoodBank of South Jersey. Tickets are $25 and include a glass of wine and light food buffet. Ladies only. Call the Mermaid Hotline at (609) 884-3626 for more information. Jazz Vespers with Gina Roche and Friends – Performers will present original numbers and many jazz favorites, all with a light Latin touch. A $5 minimum

donation is suggested. 8pm at the First Presbyterian Church on Hughes and Decatur in Cape May. Call (609) 884-0680 for more information. Cabanas NFL action with NFL Sunday Ticket Hemingway’s NFL Sunday Ticket Lucky Bones Steel Drum Brunch, 9am-1:30pm, $2.99 Cuban pulled pork sandwiches at the bar from 12-4pm Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Rio Station NFL Food and Drink Specials Rusty Nail Trinidelphia, 1-5pm Ugly Mug NFL Games on Big Screen TVs. 25 cent wings and half price cheesesteaks MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Cape May Stage presents Separating the Men from the Bull – The two actors in this testosterone-driven offering take on fourteen different characters, ranging from pre-teen boys with misconceptions about sex and love to full-grown men and bulls yes, actual bulls, with misconceptions about sex and love. 8pm at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse at the corner of Lafayette and Bank in downtown Cape May. Tickets are $8. Call (609) 884-1341 or visit the website, www.capemaystage.com. Back Corner Café Open Mic Night from 7pm Cabanas Monday Night Football Tailgate Party, drink specials based on the home team Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Rusty Nail Wesley Ochs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 MAC Scarecrow Contest – Visit the Physick Estate and build a scarecrow to decorate the grounds for Halloween. The staff will provide the straw, you bring the props and clothes. The contest deadline is September 30. Call (609) 884-5404 for more information. Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Trio Ugly Mug Terrible Tuesday with DJ Pancakes

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OPEN DAILY

DJ And Dancing In The Boiler Room Sunday, September 5 in Congress Hall

11am-10pm

Kids’ Menu

Great Veggie Dishes

Megan, Lauren, Allie, Rachel

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

Charming Patio

Delicious Desserts

VOTED “BEST MEXICAN” NJ Monthly 2009 2002/2005/2006/2007/2008 “BEST OF THE SHORE” Philadelphia Magazine 2006 “EXCELLENT” AC Press 2005

Carpenter’s Square Mall, Cape May 898-7750

Fruit Smoothies and Frozen Coffee Drinks.!

Delicious breakfast & lunch sandwiches

SEPTEMBER SONG

COFFEE ROASTED FRESH DAILY

Open at 6:30am Monday through Friday and 6:00am on Saturday and Sunday. Fresh Rolled Old World Bagels • Muffins • Croissants Cookies • Cinnamon Buns • Smoothies Specialty Coffees and Drinks • Cappuccinos • Lattes #7 GURNEY & THE BEACH, CAPE MAY • (609) 898-8088 3704 BAYSHORE ROAD, NORTH CAPE MAY • (609) 846-0040 NORTH CAPE MAY LOCATION OPEN DAILY FROM 6:30AM

“And these few precious days I’ll spend with you...” Fridays. Saturdays. Sundays. 9:57 AM ‘til 5:01 PM

On Jackson Street at Beach (609) 884-8388 hotdogtommys.com


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Spouty-Offy The column where anonymous gasbags have their say!

8/29/10

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AT RIO STATION

WHAT is the male version of a mermaid? A Merbutler? – Cape May ***

NFL GAME DAY BAR SPECIALS

AND what exactly do mermaids do anyway? Clean the sea? – Cape May

Choose from 7 different menu offerings including appetizer platters, chili combos, our famous wings & bruschetta.

*** I LOVE my husband and all but do you think I could auction him off for good at this Mermaid Bachelor Auction thingy? – Erma *** HAS anybody asked Russell from Swain’s if he wanted to be a bachelor in the auction? He’d bring in the big bucks for sure... and he is probably handy around the house and may even get an employee discount at Swain’s. – West Cape May *** I SAW a mermaid on Decatur beach but wouldn’t you know it ...my battery died on my camera before I could take her photo! Cape May *** IT WOULD be great if mermaids were real and they all looked like Daryl Hannah! – Cape May

*** I AM going to boycott any tuna that does not have mermaidfriendly nets! – Cape May *** I HEARD that mermaid tasted like lobster... anybody else hear that? – Cape May

BEER SPECIALS

during every NFL game in our bar

HD 8 FT EEN R SC

• Heineken/Light Bottles $3.00 • Miller Lite Bottles $2.50 • Miller Lite Draft $2.00 • 23 oz Coors Lite Drafts $2.75

Bring your Husband... have Dinner...Watch the Game!

*** CAPE May should replace those vinyl lighthouse beacons with mermaid statues! – West Cape May *** BEACH taggers should have to dress like mermaids (or mermen). I think that may help ease some of the pain of having to pay to go on the beach. – Erma ***

AMERICAN STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE Featuring Hand-cut Steaks, Local Seafood & International Beers-on-tap

-WINNER2010 Wine Spectator

{Spouty Offy Editor’s Note: Yeah, Tom Hanks was a lucky guy in that movie! In fact, Tom Hanks is in a lot of great movies. Can anyone tell us a bad movie he has been in?}

THIS bachelor auction is so sexist! When are the men going to get their chance to bid on some bachelorettes? Or at least some eastern European women! – Cape May

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I WAS just curious as to how Mermaids mate because, let’s be honest... they don’t exactly have legs. – Erma

ARE mermaids mammals? Because they clearly have some nice mammaries. – Cape May

Free Happy Hour Buffet

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I’D like to see a reverse mermaid... an animal with a fish head and torso but with female legs. On second thought, after picturing that in my head, maybe not! – Erma

Karaoke with Troy David

I READ on the world wide web that a merman is the male counterpart of a mermaid! But I thought that a Merman (Ethel) was an American actress/singer? – Cape May

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Friday Nights

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Upcoming Events In Cool Cape May

Mark your calendar, alert your Blackberry... whatever you do, don’t miss these happenings!

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AN’T wait for the upcoming Renaissance Festival? Get a first taste at Access to Art’s Renaissance Festival Fundraiser: A Visit to the Vineyard, on Thursday, September 23 from 6-8pm. Enjoy food, drink and good company at the Willow Creek Farm & Vineyard, 168 Stevens Street in West Cape May. Attendees will rub elbows with some of the members of Queen Elizabeth’s court. Tickets are $50. Call (609) 884-7171 for more information. LOOKING to hit the links? Attend the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May’s 11th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Check-in begins at 11am on Thursday, September 23. The $100 registration fee gets you lunch, dinner, a goodie bag, and a chance to meet NFL All-Pro player Sean Landeta, who will sign autographs and answer questions about the upcoming NFL season. The event includes a sports memorabilia auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit local high school students. Held at the Cape May National Golf Club on Route 9. Call

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from 6-11pm for the awarding of prizes, a silent auction, food, and live music. Proceeds from this event support Life Rolls On, a grassroots resource and advocate for young people who have sustained a spinal cord injury. If you’re interested in sponsoring or volunteering, contact Chad de Satnick at (609) 780-1986. THE Center for Community Arts presents a Crystal Anniversary Gala celebrating 15 years of community building through the arts on Saturday, September 25, from 6:30-10:30pm. Hosted at the Cape May Ferry Terminal, there will be a light buffet and dessert with a cash bar. The entertainment for the evening will be the Edgardo Cintron Azuca Band with Tom Cupp from Ocean Reach Dance Sport to provide dance attraction. A silent and live auction of artwork from local artists will be held, and a fortune teller will be there to see your future. Prizes will be awarded for the best crystal accessory. Tickets are $75 and proceeds will support the Center for Community Arts.  For more information, call (609) 884-7525.

³ Support Life Rolls On at the beautiful Cape May National Golf Club.

(609) 884-5508 for more information. ON SATURDAY, September 25, the Cape May National Golf Course on Route 9 and Florence Avenue hosts the fifth annual Life Rolls On East Coast Golf Tournament. Registration for groups of four begins at 11am with a 1pm shotgun start. You may sign up online to golf at www.liferollson.org/njgolf. After the tournament, golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to the Harbor View restaurant (954 Ocean Drive)

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UPCOMING EVENTS CONTINUED ON PAGE 42

Vegetarian, vegan, organic or local... UNION PARK and delicious! (609) 884-1131

Many Flavors of Homemade gelato!

Great Summer Specials!

Open 7 Days for Breakfast (from 7am), Lunch & Dinner

479 West Perry St. West Cape May

FREE WiFi Hot Spot

(with purchase)

Pet Friendly Outdoor Seating

Coffee House & Organic Market highergroundscapemay.com

FAMILY PIZZA DEAL Extra Large 18” Cheese Pizza

and a Pitcher of Soda - $11.95 (Up to 4 People, Dine In Only, Cannot combine with any other offer)

Become a fan on Facebook for special offers & announcements!

1891 BAYSHORE ROAD, VILLAS • 889-6800


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Open Daily!

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Drew and Vickie McCatchy

This Cape May gem has moved from the beachfront to the mall ...and the food is as wonderful as ever!

Erik DeBuono, Lina Lyons

Dan, Kathy, Justin

322 WASHINGTON STREET MALL CAPE MAY (609) 884-9119


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Peroni Appertivo every Thursday during Happy Hour at: LUCKY BONES HARPOON HENRY’S JACKSON MOUNTAIN CAFÉ HARBOR VIEW DECK BAR


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The Wings Of Freedom Tour Comes To Cape May

Sunday, September 5 at NASW Aviation Museum PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Stop Whining and Start Wine-ing!

Betty Giumetti, Jim Versaggi

Zagat-rated gourmet restaurant serving dinner 5:30-10, 7 days a week NEW Front Porch Dining Savory tapas 12-4 Homemade desserts & coffee bar 7-11

1301 Beach Avenue • Cape May, NJ • 609.884.9090 • petershieldsinn.com

Diane and Jim Morton

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“Phillies, Eagles and a Cold Beer, Need I Say More...

– Harry

• Panoramic ocean view from our patio

Bill, Sandy and John Mohan, Debbie Tyma

• Early bird specials 4-6pm starting at $10 with salad

• Open 8am- 9pm 7 days a week • Happy Hour 5-7pm everyday 1/2 price drink specials

• Sporting games on 56 inch Plasma TV

Sam and Mark Gold, Justin and John Bush

Madison and Beach Ave. Cape May, NJ ~ 609 884 6113 8am-10pm. Daily. Check out our website for more information harryscapemay.com Coryn Dykhouse, Joshua Dykhouse

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Customer Service

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The life and times of a waitress in Cool Cape May... by Molly Stone

’VE gone through a lot of looks. In middle school gym class, I sported neon sweat bands and safety goggles with reinforced prescription lenses. In my funky free-thinker phase, I chopped off my hair into an androgynous bowl cut. I’ve spent years being too thin (thanks to an unhealthy appetite for Vogue magazine), and years being too thick (thanks to late-night cheese fry runs in college). But one thing has always been the same; I’ve always been a blonde. My hair has gotten me pegged as a bimbo, and perhaps that label has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I’ve gone through jobs like the Fudge Kitchen girl goes through free samples. As a barista, I set the cord of a toaster on fire; as a lifeguard, I accidentally drained the pool; and, as a surfing instructor, I’ve explained to parents how little Suzy’s head could have been knocked by a twelve-foot board. My reputation has followed me to Cape May. When someone drops a tray of martinis, or forgets to let the kitchen know about a shellfish allergy until a guest is covered in

hives, the first thing I hear is: “That’s such a Molly thing to do.” Yesterday, feeling selfrighteously defensive, I tossed my blonde hair over my shoulder and decided that I’d provide no more fodder for the “Molly things” conversation. I’d no longer be the resident klutz. I’d be cool and collected until “Molly things” became a term synonymous not with dumb blonde, but with witty remarks and genius resourcefulness. And a wonderful thing happened. I got through an entire night without any mishaps. I didn’t spill coffee down the front of my shirt, drop a tray of greasy butter ramekins into a pan of sautéed calamari, or argue with the Spanish-speaking dish-

washer about a lack of clean spoons. My check average was up, my customers were happy, it was a good night. I walked into the kitchen with my head held high. What do you think of Molly now, I wanted to say. The entire kitchen staff, from the line cooks to the Mexican dishwasher, stared at me, undoubtedly impressed, I assumed, with my performance. Then my manager gasped and pointed to my shirt. My buttons had popped and my entire bra (the least sexy, most grandmaesque one I own, mind you) was exposed. My face turned the color of the tiny pink bow on my under-wire. With hands full of menus and silverware, I did the best I could to finagle my arms across my chest. The kitchen erupted in laughter. The Mexican dishwasher pointed and said, “Areola.” “Sure,” I said, slinking out of the room, “You don’t understand ‘spoons,’ but areola, you get.” Which, in retrospect, was a pretty witty thing to say, I think. Perhaps, even, the kind of clever “Molly thing” I should be striving for… as soon as I get my buttons back.

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Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant

SERVING DINNER NIGHTLY FROM 5PM

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Doug Williams on Piano Wednesday, September 15 thru Friday, Sept. 17 • 6-10pm

END OF SUMMER SALE! Aleathea’s Parlour Cape May’s Most Unique Antique & Gift Shop

MERCHANDISE UP TO 40% OFF! Brien Chase, Rich Caserta


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Upcoming Events In Cool Cape May

Mark your calendar, alert your Blackberry... whatever you do, don’t miss these happenings!

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N SUNDAY, September 26, AtlantiCare will host their inaugural Lifeguards SAVE, an event for lifeguards, those who do water rescue, those rescued in the water, and anyone who has experienced a spinal cord injury. Chad de Satnick of Cape May, New Jersey, who suffered a spinal cord injury while surfing in 2001, will speak at the event as the northeast events coordinator for Life Rolls On. “We’re thrilled to partner with AtlantiCare for this event – it highlights life after a spinal cord injury and the role lifeguards play in preventing spinal injuries,” de Satnick said. The event runs from 4:30-7pm at Bally’s Atlantic City in the Traymore Ballroom, and features hors d’euvres, presentations and recognitions. To register, visit www.atlanticare.org. HEARD a good joke lately? On Monday, October 11 at 8pm, Cape May Stage invites all Cape May residents to come to the stage to tell a joke as part of Bust A Gut Laughing for the Cape May Forum: Chautauqua at the Shore. Residents from all over town are wel-

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The cast of “Berkeley Square” will take you on a journey to 1784 and back again.

come to come up on stage one by one and tell a joke. If you’re interested in participating, call (609) 883-1341.

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SEPTEMBER 22 marks the opening night of East Lynne Theater Company’s Berkeley Square. The plot revolves around an American who inherits a home in London’s Berkeley Square. He is so fascinated by reading the letters of his ancestors that he’s sent back in time to 1784, after the end of the American Revolution.

Berkeley Square runs from September 22-October 23, every Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm. Patrons can mingle with the cast and crew on opening night at an after-show party at Aleathea’s Restaurant at The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street. Performances are at The First Presbyterian Church on 500 Hughes Street. Tickets are $28 general admission; $23 for seniors and those with disabilities; and $13 for fulltime students. Children ages 12 and under are always free. For information and reservations, call 609-884-5898 or visit the website: www.eastlynnetheater.org. WEST Cape May proudly presents Christmas in September on September 25 in Wilbraham Park. This allday early Christmas celebration is a fundraiser for the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade. Vendors will sell antiques, crafts, and books, as well as Christmas decorations and food. Santa, carolers and Dickens are the honored guests. Come out and have a great time supporting this beloved Christmas tradition.

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On Broadway

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SERVING DINNER NIGHTLY FROM 5PM Bill Caterini Plays Live on Friday & Saturday!

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The Old Fogey

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

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SHALL never forget the Cape May Mermaid. Though at that time she was known as “Half Woman, Half Fish, ALL Freak!” and was the star attraction in the Wildwood Traveling Circus that used to hop from town to town like a summer pox. The circus was the usual fare: mutants, freaks, sports and uglies: in short, a random sampling of its home town’s population, dressed in scanty, colorful clothes with painted faces. But that day I will never forget: I was wandering the circus grounds with a band of Cossack horsemen (in town for the Cape May Rodeo) and scoffing at the shows on display. Then I glimpsed The Mermaid and stopped in my tracks. She was a beauty beyond description, a fusion of our two species; from the waist up, a double of the great Sophia Loren, from the waist down, a glittering, scaled tail. We made eye contact and nothing more had to be said. That night, after close, I revisited with wirecutters, a knobkerry and a hip-

f lask of malt for courage, plus a burlap sack. I wirecut the fence, knobkerried the muscleman on guard duty and drank the malt. The Mermaid was asleep in her tank, half out of the water, forlorn and lovely. I clasped a hand over her mouth lest she accidentally scream and alert the owners, but she saw me and smiled. I bid her hush, slipped the sack over her (gently), and we were off. Within no time we were home, and I carried her to the Point and slipped the

sack off. She clasped me around the neck and we kissed. She went to speak but I hushed her with a finger and whispered: “My love, I will not condemn you to a life of misery away from your natural envionment. It is best that I set you free and you can come visit once a year, at this same spot.” Her eyes widened and she started to shake from fear, no doubt at being torn apart from me so soon, but before she could object I hurled her far out into the swirling waters. Her last words were: “I shall never forget you, my two-legged love”, though the wind caught them and made them sound like “No, you damned fool you don’t underst …” then she was gone with a wave. She never did come back, though every year I waited: possibly her own family made her see the sense of a clean break so as to reduce the heartache. Not long after, I happened to find a fragment of iridescent green-scaled fabric, with a zipper, washed ashore not far away. A relic from a costume party in a faraway land, I thought, how lovely.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Eat In/Take Out

Sunday, September 5 at NASW Aviation Museum

Catering for Any Event!

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Open at 7am “BREAKFAST ON THE FLY” Featuring The Depot Market’s Blend of Locally Roasted Coffee, Breakfast Sandwiches, Baked Goods & Juices!

CALL AHEAD FOR EARLY MORNING PICK-UP! Take the Affordable Tastes of The Depot Market Home with You or to the Beach!

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DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES For Puppies/Beginner Dogs Classes start October 5 at the West Cape May Firehouse

Sunday, September 5 at The Inn of Cape May PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Offered by Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club. 8 Week Course - $80.00 Also AKC Puppy Star and AKC Canine Good Citizen Contact Ann at 609-425-6080 or email CMCDOTC@comcast.net for more info!

RENT THIS SPACE! 5000 Well Read Copies Jeff, Sandi

Only $27 Per Week Contact Jason (609) 408-7629 jason@exitzero.us

LOOK! FREE SNACKS! AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WATCH FOOTBALL AT THE PILOT HOUSE!

 “Best Lunch” - NJ Monthly Magazine 2010 LIVE MUSIC!

Thursdays @ 9pm Fridays @ 9pm Joye G., Eileen, Marylou, Ed

LUNCH & DINNER • SEAFOOD • STEAKS COCKTAILS • KIDS MENU HAPPY HOUR - Sunday thru Friday 4-6pm EARLY BIRDS - Mon thru Thur 4-6pm FAMILY FRIENDLY TRIVIA NIGHT Wednesday - 8pm SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Complimentary Bar Snacks

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28th ANNUAL

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FINE ART SHOW

Mike and Evelyn Takars, Colette and Tom Pagliaro

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th & 26th 10 am - 6 pm Washington Street Mall & Rotary Park, Cape May, NJ Juried show of 30+ artists of various mediums

Patti and Tom Helbig

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday - Herb Moore Trio with special guest George Mesterhazy Sunday - Steel Drum Music by Bill Bittmann Sydney Luckily


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Open For Lunch And Dinner T h u r s d ay t h r u M o n d ay Reservations Accepted • Cash Onl y Fr e e P a r k i n g • C a t e r i n g A v a i l a b l e

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Shannon Doherty, Rita Grassi, David Tosto, David Tosto Jr, Joe Grassi, Josh Grassi, Tom Laffey

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OPEN DAILY! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Jay, Fran

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Confessions Of A Cape May Lover

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An enthusiast’s view of America’s Original Seaside Resort... by Meghan Kunz

HERE’S a picture of me, when I was about five years old, standing on Sunset Beach. I’m facing the horizon, wearing these ultra-stylish pink and white checkered shorts. I’m squinting into the distance, probably mesmerized by the huge ship sticking out of the water, thinking to myself, “They’re NEVER getting me on a boat now.” It’s funny how this memory stayed with me — one picture, one moment captured, and I know how Sunset Beach felt that day. It was my Jersey paradise, where I’d watch the gorgeous colors strewn through the sky, and listen to the f lag f lapping against the ocean breeze, and stare out into the ocean, thinking about how small I was compared to that vast world out there. My father called on Sunday morning to tell me about a feature written by Mark Di Ionno on the front page of the Sunday Star-Ledger (Union Edition). It was the last segment in a series documenting the various people and cultures of the Jersey Shore, and it appropriately ended with Cape May. However, the focus was not on the usual

Victorian bed-and-breakfast discussion,or stellar restaurant reviews. Instead, this piece focused on an individual who has become well-known through his nightly ritual of honoring deceased veterans and celebrating America — Marvin Hume. Most people visiting Cape May know about Sunset Beach and make it a point to stop there for the f lag ceremony at sundown. No matter what time of year, no matter how many times I’ve witnessed it, it always stirs up a swelling of emotion,

as I feel a combination of sadness, pride, patriotism and a connection with everyone standing on that beach. As Di Ionno’s article mentions, every f lag (more than 6,000 since 1973) has been donated by a deceased veteran’s family member. In this way, the veterans who gave their lives for our freedom are honored in this breathtaking setting, on a small intimate beach on the Jersey Shore. Ever ceremony I’ve attended has always felt extraordinarily special, and I’ve felt privileged that the veterans’ families choose to share this moment. I had an encounter with Mr Hume, without knowing who he was specifically, and of course (knowing me) it involved animals. I started interacting with the Sunset Beach cats (as my mother and I called them) — or as Mr Hume called them, Speckles and Spats. Mr Hume could not say enough about those cats — you could tell how much he cared for them. My impression of him is of pure kindness. Thank you, Marvin Hume, for the tradition and for all the memories you have given to us.

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The Last Sunday Funday At Aleathea’s Sunday, September 5 at The Inn of Cape May

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Definitely not just your grandmother’s tearoom! Sure, you’ll find tasty tea sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and teabreads served with clotted cream, and that traditional, elegant service that you associate with fine dining. But there is so much more to The Carriage House. In addition to our traditional Tea Luncheon and Afternoon Tea, The Carriage House offers hearty fare from the café menu, plus homemade soups, and hearty wholesome entrée salads that fill you up while still letting you feel virtuous for eating a salad.

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Washington Inn uncorks

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the wine bar ALL OYSTERS ONLY $1.00 NIGHTLY 5-7pm in the wine bar

A new, hip, relaxing and comfortable meeting place before dinner, after dinner, for dinner

flights of wine dinner and small plate menu over 40 wines by the tasting glass rare wines from our cellar open daily 5pmmidnight

Patty, Tom

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same address, new experience

the wine bar 801 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204

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Maria Johnson, Laura Garrett, Toni Rose, Sean Johnson

Sydney Luckily and friends

Capt Tommy Doc, Tom, Jackie, Tom, Sarah, Marissa, Dan

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The Mermaid Guild’s Bachelor Auction Is Back Last year they raised more than $20,000 for charity. This year’s auction is a can’t-miss.

A satisfied bidder and her date at last year’s bachelor auction.

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F YOU missed the exitement of last year’s Cape May Mermaid Guild King Neptune Bachelor Auction, you’ll get another chance to catch the action and help a good cause. This Sunday, September 19 at 5pm, there will be a parade of hunks on display at the Rusty Nail. They will all be strutting their stuff to win your affections... and bids. The bidding wars are on, and a few shirts will be coming off, but it’s all for a good cause: The Community FoodBank of NJ Southern Branch. The FoodBank helps to feed thousands of homeless and hungry families and to support shelters and kitchens throughout Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties. Last year the King Neptune Bachelor Auction helped to raise more than $20,000, and they hope to exceed that number this year. “And, with the volume of food they buy, every

dollar we raise buys $10 worth of food,” said Pat Jackson, a Mermaid and proprietor of Pat Jackson Jewelers. “Honestly, my favorite moment of last year was when they started playing ‘It’s Raining Men’ and Pat Jackson saw her brother walking out on stage wearing a trench coat. When she realized what was about to happen she took off running, screaming ‘I’ve seen enough,’” shared Mermaid Sue Lotozo, owner of Flying Fish Studio. You can see a video of last year’s King Neptune Bachelor Auction by visiting www.youtube.com/user/capemayf ilm. Once there, just type the word “bachelor” into the Cape May Film Channel’s search bar. If you’re interested in learning more about the Cape May Mermaid Guild’s King Neptune Bachelor Auction, or if you want to purchase tickets to this year’s event, call the Mermaid Hotline on 609-884-3626.


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“Exit Zero” Goes On Vacation Our lucky little magazine travels around the globe

Kelly and John McFadden took “Exit Zero” with them on a recent trip to California where they visited Napa Valley and the Golden Gate Bridge

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ALL SUMMER MERCHANDISE ON SALE!

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FALL THINGS ARRIVING DAILY

Cuz Ray, Suzanne, Fran

A boutique featuring clothing & accessories by up and coming designers.

Josh, Carol, Duck

Guys, Miss Demeanor never forgets her accomplice. We carry a cool line of T’s made of recycled materials.

Open Daily at 10am 223 Jackson Street, Cape May N.J. (Across from Swain’s) Free 15 Minute Parking around back! 609-770-7613

Check out our new website

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SUNSET BEACH GIFT SHOPS, GOLF & GRILLE

Frank Dima, Lynn Santora, Francesca Dima

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The Big Exit Zero Guide To Shopping in Cool Cape May

Where Exactly Is The Store Located?

Tell Me A Little About What They Sell At This Place

Credit Cards

Store Hours

A PLACE ON EARTH 526 Washington Street Mall Cape May 866-400-SOAP www.aplaceonearth.com

At the end of the Washington Street Mall on Ocean Avenue, in the basement below Winterwood.

Soaps, lotions and wonderful treats for your body and soul. And they make their own stuff on the premises! The Monkey Farts scent is probably the best-known brand in the store – great name, amazing product.

Visa MC Discover

SundayFriday 10-5, Saturday 10-8.

ALL IRISH IMPORTS 401 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-4484 www.allirishimports.com

Right across from Collier’s Liquor Store (which, appropriately, is a big green building).

They carry T-shirts, hand-knit fishermen’s sweaters, pewter, Waterford crystal, Belleek, jewelry, perfume and even biscuits. See their ladies capes, hats and scarves including cabbie caps.

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ANTIQUES EMPORIA 405 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-3332

At that funny little intersection where Perry Street bends into West Perry Street.

There is always a great selection of Americana, furniture, costume jewelry, watches, clocks, vintage postcards, magazines, books and more. Pick up some vintage jewelry to finish off an outfit with style.

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BAY SPRINGS ALPACAS 542 New England Road Cape May (609) 884-0563 www.bayspringsalpacas.com

Down New England Road – the northern tip of the island – on your way to Higbee Beach.

This charming 10-acre farm is great for a family visit. Come see how alpaca fiber is spun into yarn, then pick up a sweater, scarf, blanket or hat made from it. Treat your feet to ultra-comfortable alpaca socks.

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BIRD HOUSE OF CAPE MAY 109 Sunset Boulevard West Cape May (609) 898-8871 www.birdhouseofcapemay.com

On Sunset Boulevard, just west of the intersection of Broadway and Sunset.

An extensive selection of bird houses, from Victorian and colonial styles to urban and eclectic designs. They also offer scented wax pottery, Wind and Willow mixes, home decor and garden accents.

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CAPE ISLAND HOME & GARDEN 720 Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-4210

Located on Broadway in West Cape May.

Cape Island Home and Garden is the one-stop shop for all your landscaping needs: from potted plants and lawn ornaments to advice on coping with that sandy soil.

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CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY 701 East Lake Drive Cape May Point (609) 884-2736 www.birdcapemay.org

Follow Sunset Boulevard out to Lighthouse Avenue, turn left and the CMBO is on your right.

Everything a nature lover could want – from field guides, binoculars and scopes to clothing and books. They stock the best selection of binoculars in the area in all price ranges. Featuring beautiful Charley Harper merchandise.

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CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET 110 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-3630 www.capemaylinen.com

Right across from CVS on Park Boulevard in West Cape May.

Their hand-picked deals and oldfashioned service keep customers coming back. Your source for everything linen, from aprons and tablecloths to linen by the yard. You’re sure to find it here.

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CAPE MAY SANDAL SHOPPE 108 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 898-3547 www.capemaysandals.com

Right off the Washington Street Mall by Happy Baby Boutique and Louisa’s Café.

This is way more than a sandal shop. They have a wide and varied selection of jewelry, bags, T-shirts and fashion accessories. And they stock sandals in every shape, size, and style you could ever possibly hope to find.

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CAPE MAY WICKER 203 Sunset Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-1849

On Sunset Boulevard just past the Shell gas station and Chattel House Village.

Wicker furniture has a classic appeal that looks good indoors and out, and compliments any aesthetic. If you’re in the market for the best selection of wicker furniture on the island, look no further than Cape May Wicker.

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A Special Offer At The Exit Zero Store Buy one of our best-selling mugs (available in SEVEN colors) And get a FREE Exit Zero sports water bottle, worth $4.95! While supplies last. Open every single day 10-6, until 9pm Fri & Sat 109 Sunset Boulevard, opposite Shell gas (609) 770-8479 www.exitzero.us


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Wise answers to perplexing questions

HE Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manners of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart, and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to info@exitzero.us. Dear Answer Lady I recently asked someone at the beach to move further away from me as it was an uncrowded part of the beach. I felt it unnecessary for the family to be two feet away from my chair. They made a comment about beach freedom. I told them briefly that it is proper beach etiquette to leave some space between blankets. They moved. Am I stuffy or have the rules changed about what is expected at the beach? – Back Off Dear Back The Answer Lady is operating under the assumption that this incident occurred prior to or during the Labor Day holiday weekend, because if people are setting up camp scant inches from you on the beach at this delightful time of year, you do not have an etiquette issue, you have a stalking issue. While you are correct that proper

beach etiquette was not followed here, they were also correct that the beach is a public space for all to enjoy. These days, retaining one’s personal space is often a hard-won battle, so kudos to you for attempting to retain yours. However, your letter indicates that you were alone, and the intruders were in a group – would it not have been easier and more peaceful on all concerned for you to just move? Dear Answer Lady I had some guy right on my bumper

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going up the parkway yesterday – I almost slammed on my brakes on purpose just to teach him a lesson. What the heck is wrong with people? – Civilized Driver Dear Civilized The Answer Lady recently saw Craig Ferguson – aka her next husband – perform in Atlantic City, and he discussed this topic thusly: there is something about being behind the wheel of a car – or truck, especially – that provides people with enough of a sense of anonymity to make them act as if they were invincible. One would never walk right up behind someone strolling down the Washington Street Mall, and get within inches of them and start shouting at the top of his lungs “Get the lead out! Is this your first day with your walking license, or what?!” As to what the heck is wrong with people, the Answer Lady is f lattered that you asked, and while she does know a lot of things, she regrets that she does not know the answer to that. You would best be served by checking with someone who does know everything. Perhaps the ubiquitous Glenn Beck can assist you.

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CAPE WINDS FLORIST 860 Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-1865 www.capemayflowers.com

On Broadway just before the windowless, brown Verizon building as you leave town.

Cape Winds Florist is family-owned and has more than 30 years of experience. They always go the extra mile to make their floral gifts perfect. Offering beautiful, elaborate floral arrangements plus prompt, friendly service.

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CAROLINE BOUTIQUE Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-5055

On Carpenter’s Lane between Jackson and Decatur Streets, right behind the mall.

Located in a cute cedar shake cottage, Caroline’s feature beautiful contemporary clothing and accessories. Ask about the great line of Michael Stars T-shirts in great colors and comfortable fabric.

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CASALE’S SHOES 415 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-3148

In the heart of Cape May’s outdoor shopping district, the Washington Street Mall.

Casale’s is stocked with everything your feet could ever want or need. There are sandals and beach footwear as well as sneakers, shoes and even strappy little numbers for the ladies.

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CELEBRATE CAPE MAY 315 Ocean Street Cape May (609) 884-9032 www.celebratecapemay.com

At the corner of Washington Street and Ocean Avenue in Washington Commons.

Celebrate Cape May specialize in all things Cape May. They have a large range of fun souvenirs, plus a good selection of Cape May T-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry and more. If it says ‘Cape May’ on it, it’s here.

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COHWEN’S INK EMPORIUM 1210 Bayshore Road Villas (609) 886-7767 www.cohwensinkemporium.com

Bayshore Road and East Bates Street in Villas.

Cohwen J. Allen opened Cohwen’s Ink Emporium after 13 years of experience in the field. It is Cape May’s only five-star-rated body art studio. They specialize in freehand custom designs, cover-ups and repairs.

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DESATNICK’S Cape May (609) 884-2545 www.desatnicks.com

You can reach DeSatnick’s right in your home by picking up the phone.

This family-owned and operated business offers the final accessory for every room: window treatments. The styles and variety offered by DeSatnick’s is beyond compare.

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EXIT ZERO 109 Sunset Boulevard Cape May (609) 770-8479 www.exitzero.us

In the illustrious Chattel House Village on Sunset Boulevard, across from the Shell gas station.

The coolest Cape May souvenirs, a superb selection of local-interest books, designer T-shirts and an unrivaled collection of historic Cape May prints. Wear the Exit Zero logo with pride.

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FIBER ARTS YARN SHOP 315 Ocean Street Cape May Washington Commons (609) 898-8080

In Celebration Mall, right next to Acme on Ocean Street.

Knitting is quickly proving to be the cool new hobby for every generation. Fiber Arts have the tools and experience to get a novice started and the goods to supply an expert.

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FLYING FISH 130 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-2760 www.theflyingfishstudio.com

Right across from CVS on Park Boulevard.

Owner Sue Lotozo hand-makes (and designs) a great collection of cool, offbeat shirts. You will find original, funky, retro designs on high-quality apparel, including a collection of T-shirts that celebrate local beaches.

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GAIL PIERSON GALLERY 658 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-2585 www.gailpiersongallery.com

On Washington Street across from City Hall.

This fine art gallery is as charming as the center city district in which it resides. It introduces new artists and art lovers to the beauty of Cape May. Art education and interactive online technology are a key focus.

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Image: Sheet Music ©2009 Matt Lively, 18 x18 oil on canvas.

Matt Lively | Floating Room Paintings on exhibit through November 27

Welcome to the Cape May Jazz Festival Join us in the Gallery for the exhibition of Matt Lively’s bold and imaginative paintings. Matt Lively is an internationally acclaimed artist, from Richmond VA. Lively’s paintings, drawings and prints are intelligently designed, whimsical and fun. Inspired by everyday objects, Lively transforms the familiar with movement, color and unique personality. In the heart of the historic district, the Gail Pierson Gallery is a fresh take – showcasing the work of artists of varying styles, in a charming downtown setting. The Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. This holiday season we welcome residents and visitors to a calendar of receptions and events, with opportunities to meet the artists, hear live jazz, enjoy good food. Come to see us and join our mailing list.

The Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. Winter Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Hundreds turn out for the Cape May Beachfront Run along Beach Avenue

HE CAPE May Beachfront Run, scheduled for Saturday, September 25, is expected to include nearly four hundred runners competing in 2-mile and 5-mile races along picturesque Beach Avenue The course will be secured with volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Cape May, Cape May Police, Beach Tag Department, Civic Affairs and the Fire Police ready at every intersection to ensure the safety of the runners. There are water stations along the route and bananas and bottled water will be available before and after the race. Both races start and finish at Cape May Convention Hall. The gun sounds for the tw0-mile race at 8:30am and the five-mile race kicks off around 9:15am after the completion of the two-miler. The two-mile race is run out and back, with the turn around point set just beyond Pittsburgh Ave. The 5-mile race comprises two lengths of Beach Avenue. Each race has clocks at the start/finish, and each mile is prominently marked. All runners receive T-shirts and both

races award overall and age group trophies to winners. The Cape May Beachfront Run is supported by the business community and local organizations including Atlas Inn, Uncle Bill’s Restaurant, Cape May Kiwanis Club, Montreal Inn, NIA, Cabanas, Fresco’s, 410 Bank Street, Lucky Bones, Pizza Hut of Wildwood, Summer Station, Sports N Stuff, P.A.L. of Cape May, U.S.C.G. Training Center, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, Chamber

of Commerce of Greater Cape May, Cape May Police, Cape May Fire/Rescue, Cape May Beach Taggers, Cape May Public Works and Cape May Civic Affairs Department. For registration information call Cape May Civic Affairs on 609-884-9565 or visit Convention Hall, City Hall, the Welcome Center or www.capemayrecreation.org. Race-day registration and packet pickup begin at 7am on Saturday, September 25 at Cape May Convention Hall.

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GOOD SCENTS 327 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-0014 www.sensia.com

On Carpenter’s Lane at the corner of Jackson Street.

You’ll smell the sweet mix of candles and incense from the sidewalk. Good Scents also carry lanterns, jewelry, stationery, books and gifts to delight your senses. Check out their wide selection of jazz and world music CDs.

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HAPPY BABY 106 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 884-5922

Just off the Washington Street Mall on Jackson Street.

Cool, organic and fun baby clothes. They specialize in hand-crafted and artisanal products made in the beauitful USA.

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HENRY’S FINE JEWELRY 407 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-0334

Right in the middle of the Washington Street Mall.

Henry’s, Cape May’s landmark jewelers, carry the Original Cape May Destination Bracelet plus a huge selection of jewelry throughout the store, including selections from Pandora Jewelry.

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ITALIAN GARDEN 510 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-2300

Just off the Washington Street Mall on Carpenter’s Lane.

Fine Italian exports, including the largest selection of L’Erbolario, an exclusive botanical skincare and fragrance line, in the US. Look for the Alviero Martini designer “World Map” handbags and Murano glass jewelry.

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KATE’S FLOWER SHOP 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-6181 www.katesflowershop.com

In West Cape May on Park Boulevard, really close to Seaside Cheese Company.

Strangely enough, they sell flowers! But Kate and her staff dispense more than just beautiful floral arrangements. They also give advice on things like philosophy, good books and other stimulating subjects.

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KONA SPORTS Rio Grande and New Jersey Ave Wildwood (609) 522-7899 www.konasports.com

Dead ahead as you drive down Rio Grande Avenue into Wildwood.

Kona is your surf, bike and summer sport HQ and they have a huge selection of clothing for men, women and kids. They stock a huge selection of board shorts from top brands like Quiksilver and Billabong.

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LOVE THE COOK 404 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-9292 www.lovethecook.com

In the heart of Cape May’s outdoor shopping district, the Washington Street Mall.

More spices, oils, sauces, mustards, herbs, fresh coffees and salad dressing than you can shake a spoon at (they have those too). Among the gadgets are Hot Spots – silicone pads that act as trivets – hot pads and jar openers.

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MARY ANN’S JEWELRY 511 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 898-8786

In the heart of Cape May’s outdoor shopping district, the Washington Street Mall.

The smallest shop on the mall, but it’s packed with beautiful things – Rolex watches, pearls, sapphires, porcelain vases, cut-glass and pocket watches. Stunning estate and new jewelry, with a large selection of diamonds.

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MISS DEMEANOR 223 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 770-7613

Across from Swain’s Ace Hardware and the store formerly known as Wawa.

A boutique featuring clothing and accessories by up-and-coming designers. And for guys, there’s a great line of T-shirts made of recycled materials

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ORIGINAL FUDGE KITCHEN 513 Washington Street Mall and 728 Beach Avenue Cape May 800-23-FUDGE www.fudgekitchens.com

On the Washington Street Mall and beachfront on the promenade.

Chances are good you won’t get past the front door without trying a piece of something delicious at this Cape May institution. Their $1.29 frozen custard cones are back, so go try one today!

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indoor & outdoor fur niture | candles | decorations | cushions | souvenirs

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OUT OF THE PAST ANTIQUES 394 Myrtle Avenue Cape May (609) 884-3357 www.outofthepastantiques.com

At that funny little intersection where Perry Street bends into West Perry Street.

Lovely surprises everywhere – a tea set from the 1920s, a cylinder from a turn-of-the-century Edison phonograph or a Wallace Nutting hand-colored photograph. Keep coming back because the selection changes.

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PAT JACKSON JEWELERS 414 Bank Street Cape May (609) 884-0323 www.patjacksonjewelers.com

On Bank Street next to 410 Bank Street restaurant.

Pat Jackson has been designing jewelry since the 1970s and has had her shop since the 1980s. You won’t find anything synthetic or treated – just satisfaction. Try a twist on the seashell souvenir with an 18k gold scallop-shell bracelet.

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PATRICIA RAINEY STUDIOS 1325 Emerson Avenue North Cape May (609) 886-4863 www.patriciaraineystudios.com

Patricia operates her studio in North Cape May. Call for information on when you can visit.

Patricia is a self-taught artist who paints beautiful oils and watercolors that you’ll see on posters, prints and on postcards all over town. Patricia has painted some of the most inspiring buildings in historic Cape May.

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PEOPLE PEOPLE 719 Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-0020

Located on Broadway in West Cape May.

After years of selling hip apparel in Stone Harbor, People People have expanded to Cape May and are bringing their great collection of women’s clothing along with them.

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PINK 33 Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-1113

Inside the Pink House on Perry Street, right across from Congress Hall.

An exciting women’s store brought to you by sisters Jen and Julie, who also run Victorious, located in Congress Hall. You’ll find classy tops, dresses, denim, bottoms, linens, jewelry, handbags and shoes.

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SOMA NEWART GALLERY 31 Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-7488 www.somagallery.net

Just behind the Washington Street Mall off Caperpenter’s Lane in Carpenter’s Square Mall.

SOMA is an original art gallery in Cape May featuring new work from talented regional artists. Victor Grasso’s new show “Up From The Wreckage” runs until September 7.

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STITCH BY STITCH 315 Ocean Street, Unit 9 Washington Commons Cape May (609) 898-9606/866-563-5399 www.stitchbystitchcapemay.com

Washington Commons is the collection of stores across Ocean Street from the mall.

Your HQ for Cape May and Victorian cross-stitch and needlework designs. No matter whether you are a novice or an expert, you will find project ideas and supplies to please you. There is also a full-service framing department.

Call for details.

Call for details.

SUNGLASS MENAGERIE 107 Liberty Way Cape May (609) 884-8844

Liberty Way is a small offshoot of the Washington Street Mall by Lemon Tree.

A huge collection of sunglasses, including favorites like Oakley and Maui Jim. Check out the collection of Cocoons clip-ons – a great way to convert your glasses into UV protectors.

Call for details.

Call for details.

SUNSET BEACH GIFT SHOPS Sunset Boulevard Cape May Point (609) 884-7079 www.sunsetbeachnj.com

At the very end of beautiful Sunset Boulevard at Sunset Beach.

Featuring specialty foods, bath and body products, shells, minerals, jewelry, candy, clothing and so much more. Sunset Beach have a great collection of fun Cape May souvenirs that stand out from the crowd of standard gifts.

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SWAIN’S 305 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 884-8578

On Jackson Street just before it runs into West Perry Street.

Swain’s Ace Hardware have everything you need to furnish, finish or refurbish your home. They carry bath products, cleaning products, paint, tools and any hardware you could ever need. It’s the friendliest, most helpful hardware store!

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TEA BY THE SEA 405 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-4TEA www.teaincapemay.com

At that funny little intersection where Perry Street bends into West Perry Street.

Few things liven up a dreary day or smooth out a hectic one quite like a hot cuppa. No matter how you take it, tea is good for whatever ails you. Tea by the Sea also offer delicious cobbler and scone mixes. Choose from 12 flavors.

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

Within the massive yellow building that is Cape May’s historic Congress Hall.

This is not your ordinary gift shop. Tommy’s Folly have everything from paninis and coffee to jewelry, clothing and even a little, blue stuffed pig. Really, you’ll struggle to figure out what they DON’T have.

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VICTORIOUS 251 Beach Avenue, Congress Hall Cape May (609) 898-1777 www.victoriousantiques.com

In Congress Hall and also available in the Pink House on Perry Street.

Victorious have stylish goodies like Hobo handbags, sweet clutches and a wide variety of accessories to choose from. Their specialty is antique wedding bands and engagement rings. A great place to browse.

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WEST END GARAGE 484 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 770-8261 www.thewestendgarage.com

Across West Perry Street from CVS.

A hip and classy new addition to shopping on the island, West End Garage has all the feel of an upscale flea market in NY or Philly right in downtown Cape May.

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WHALE’S TALE 312 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-4808 www.whaletalecapemay.com

In the heart of Cape May’s outdoor shopping district, the Washington Street Mall.

Everywhere you look, something catches your eye – playing cards shaped like dog bones or fish, hand-tooled leather journals, Sailor’s Valentine’s and sterling silver baby rattles. It’s a browser’s paradise.

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ZOO COMPANY 421 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-8181

In the Centre City Mall on the Washington Street Mall.

For all the young and young-at-heart, this cute toy store is filled with the fluffiest, most colorful stuff you can imagine.

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Exit Zero Likes to Travel!

Opening Of Stan Sperlak’s New Show At SOMA NewArt Gallery Saturday, September 11 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX STEIGER

Ron Goldstein, Judy Love, Edie Gleason, Ken Fowser

Exit Zero has traveled to numerous places throughout the world including: The Bahamas, India, Bhutan, Aruba, Costa Rica, South Africa & more.

Steve Miller, Al Clark, Vicky Ackroid

Let’s see how many states and countries EZ can visit! Please email photo to jack@exitzero.us and include some info for the caption! Valerie Sperlak, Christine Peck


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Susan Tischler’s “Helpful Hints” returns to the Mad Batter this fall

EPTEMBER 26 marks the return of Mae Savell Croy, housewife extraordinaire, in East Lynne Theater Company’s production of Helpful Hints. “What was good for the baby 40 years ago is not good for the baby of today,” she advises. “The best therapy for the baby is to leave it alone, to put it outdoors, and to seemingly forget all about it,” says Mrs Croy, giving a lecture on children and household duties in this stand-up comedy-style production. Other “hints” include how to clean clothes with kerosene and the importance of a cheerful doctor. Mrs Croy also divulges something of her personal life, including her leanings towards the suffrage movement and her admiration for film star Douglas Fairbanks. The advice is real, however, taken from Putnam’s Household Handbook, written by Mrs Croy and published in 1916. This witty adaptation, written and performed by local business owner and journalist, Susan Tischler, has been so popular for the last two seasons that The Mad Batter asked to present it as a dinner theater event in the fall. Helpful Hints began taking form in

Susan Tischler in ELTC’s production of “Helpful Hints,”which opens September 26.

December 2007, when East Lynne Theater Company’s artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth suggested that Tischler adapt the book, but this is not the first play that Stahlhuth has commissioned. She encouraged Jill Dalton to research Lizzie Borden, and in 2008, Lizzie Borden Live was first performed in Cape May. She also recommended to Lorna Lable that she might be interested in Emma Goldman,

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and Emma Goldman: My Life premiered this past June. Lizzie has performed extensively in Arizona, Rhode Island, and New York City, and already organizations have contacted ELTC about booking Emma. The mission of the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company is to produce provocative classics and historybased contemporary entertainment that deal with the American experience, which means that Stahlhuth spends time not only reading plays that haven’t been produced for 75 years, but also pursuing American literature and topics that lend themselves well to adaptation. Karen Case Cook, who also directed East Lynne’s Alice on the Edge, The Guardsman, and Emma Goldman: My Life, is directing Helpful Hints. Rob LeMaire, who was in ELTC’s The Dictator, is playing the Stage Manager. There are eight performances of Helpful Hints, on Sunday and Monday nights from September 26-October 18 at 7pm at The Mad Batter, 19 Jackson Street. Tickets for dinner and the show are $50. To make a reservation, call ELTC at (609) 884-5898, or contact The Mad Batter at (609) 884-5970.


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Image: Need Chiles Fast. Oil on linen. © 2010 Nancy Tankersley.

People at Work Paintings by Nancy Tankersley On Exhibit September 18 through October 30 Opening Reception this Saturday, September 18 from 7-10 pm The Gail Pierson Gallery is pleased to present Nancy Tankersley to Cape May NJ for her first one-woman show in the area. The exhibit, titled “People at Work,” will be a colorful and dynamic view of people at their jobs - all kinds of jobs including some folks at work in Cape May. Preparing for this show, Tankersley visited a few of our very own Cape May establishments, and spent some time in neighboring Philadelphia. Come join us to find a special piece of art, meet the artist, hear live jazz, and enjoy good food and conversation

The Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. September Hours: 10am - 9 pm. Closed Tuesdays.

GailPiersonGallery

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The Annual West Cape May Tomato Festival Saturday, September 4 in Wilbraham Park

The Rea’s Market gang

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Lea Gresko, Gerry Martin

Buzz and the Peach

Pam and Emaleigh Kaithern

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CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET A Real Outlet Store With Real Outlet Prices! CHENILLE CLOSEOUT! TWIN, FULL, QUEEN OR KING BEDSPREAD... $15.00! PILLOW OR SHAM $6.00 EACH! 72X81” CURTAIN $10.00 PAIR! Halloween Slice Rugs Only $2.00 each!

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Sharon Collins, Mercedes Baumann

Julie Lessing, Monica

Joe Sullivan

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CAPE MAY SPORTS MEMORABILIA LOCATED IN CAPE MAY AT THE ANTIQUES EMPORIA Large selection of high quality vintage sports cards & memorabilia at reasonable prices. • NY, NJ and Philadelphia Teams • Current Stars, Hall of Famers and Rookies • Certified Autographed Items • Vintage Yearbooks, Programs and Publications • Buying and Selling ANTIQUES EMPORIA 405 W. Perry Street, Cape May Phone: 609-898-3332 | E-mail: SprtsCardsRus@aol.com

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Al and Sue

Charlie, Eileen

Ed and Millie Corcoran

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We Have Mermaid & Merman tees... and much more too!

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Richard and Jon Petruschke

Joe and Doreen

Colleen and Jack Lukenich

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Marie, Scott and Rachel Mattera

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“Love Letters”

Initital Pendants Available with Birthstones • New at Good Scents

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Lavern Corkran, Joan Green, Lois Harris

Lynn Massimiano, Randi Isenhart, Sue Lotozo

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Sidewalk Sale - Sept. 16 - 19 • Yarn Tasting - Sept. 24 - RSVP • Bedazzled Party - Oct. 10 - RSVP

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Learn to Knit or Crochet Daily from 1 - 3 PM! EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF • 1-2 Skein Projects • New Yarns & Colors in Noro, Debbie Bliss

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Get Your Magnetic Bumper Sticker at The Exit Zero Store!

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Exit Zero Store 109 Sunset Blvd. Cape May

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John, Alison

Julie Lessing, Monica and Maryanne Heitzer


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“Exit Zero” Goes On Vacation... Yet Again Our lucky little magazine travels around the globe

The Cape May Bird Observatory’s Marleen Murgitroyde took “Exit Zero” to the British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland, UK.

Tom Keene carries some good reading onboard a glacier-bound flight in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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PATRICIA JACKSON JEWELERS 414 Bank Street, Cape May • (609) 884-0323 www.patjacksonjewelers.com

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday 11am-6pm • Sundays 12-5pm

Patricia Rainey Studios “Give a Gift of Cape May”

Holidays - Weddings Birthdays - New Homes Celebrate a special occasion with a gift of artwork of THAT special Cape May Location. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

See Patricia at her upcoming shows: Sept. 16-19 Sidewalk Sale Signing at Washinton Street Gallery on the mall Sepember 25-26 - Art League Show on on the mall

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

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OSCAR is on the hunt for a new home. He’s timid and will need a slow hand, but with kindness he will come around. Once he feels more comfortable he will warm up to you, he just needs reassurance. He’ll need to be in a quiet home with children ages 13 and up. Oscar needs someone willing to go slow and dedicate time to him. Please come check him out today. He’ll be happy to meet you! Adoption fee is $95.

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QUEENIE is around three years old. She’s a little shy and nervous when inside but that’s just because she’s spent so much time outside. It will take her some time getting used to staying indoors. Due to her shyness it’s recommended that she go to a home with children above the age of 13. Though timid at first, Queenie is also sweet. She just needs someone to give her a chance. Adoption fee is $95.

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ELIZABETH is a sweet, yet timid, three-year-old girl who came to our shelter very emaciated. Within a week she has gained a few pounds and has started filling out. She has still somehow managed to remain a friendly and happy girl who loves interaction. All she needs now is someone who will dedicate their time and effort to her. Adoption fee is $95.

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Dina, Dylan, DeLinda

Miriam Hirsch, Kathlecn Varallo, Dee Taccarino

Denise Mandeville, Kelly Whalen

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Closing Day Celebration

Join us on October 10th to celebrate the end of a wonderful summer. • Discounted Wristbands $20 • Free Face Painting noon-5pm behind the Balloon Race Ride • • Win a Prize at a Game and Get a Second Prize for Free • Discounts on Food • • Strolling Entertainment noon-5pm • Sunny´s 6th Birthday Party 3pm in front of the Sea Dragon • • SkeeBall Tournament 1pm-4pm at Mariner´s Arcade (qualifying games) • • Special Edition Closing Day Pin (while supplies last) at Event Services under the Morey´s Piers archway • • Season Pass and Tickets Give-a-way (must get a pin to participate) • Mariner’s Landing Pier at Schellenger and the Boardwalk will be open from 11am to 5pm. Wildwood, NJ • 609-522-3900 • www.MoreysPiers.com


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The Big Exit Zero Guide To Health And Beauty Treatments

Where Exactly Is The Place Located?

ACCENT ON BEAUTY 128 Sunset Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-7040 www.accentonbeautycapemay.com

Next to the Shell gas station on Sunset Boulevard (across from Exit Zero HQ!).

Excellent massages, nail care and facials. Try Clarisonic Pro to exfoliate and refine your skin to a healthy glow. Voted Best Day Spa at the Jersey Shore by myfoxphilly.com.

MC Visa

Open daily Tues-Sat 10am Sunday at 11am Monday at 1pm

ARTIZAN SALON AND SPA 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-4499

In West Cape May on Park Boulevard, which runs parallel to Broadway.

Artizan specializes in Wedding Parties and Special Occasions. They will handle all of your makeup and updos. Trust them to make you look your best when it counts.

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TuesdaySaturday open at 9. Closing times vary.

BALANCE PILATES YOGA STUDIO 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-3001 www.balancecapemay.com

In West Cape May on Park Boulevard, which runs parallel to Broadway.

A fully-equipped studio offering private and small group classes, and Thai Yoga Massage – a relaxing one-hour treatment integrating acupressure and yoga adjustments.

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Set classes and by appointment.

CAPE FITNESS 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 898-1515 www.capefitness.com

In West Cape May on Park Boulevard, which runs parallel to Broadway.

They offer classes in a comfortable, unintimidating environment and skilled Personal Trainers who will work with any member looking to be pushed to their personal best.

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MondayFriday 5:30-9, Saturday 7-6, Sunday 8-2.

CAPE MAY DAY SPA 607 Jefferson Street Cape May (609) 898-1003 www.capemaydayspa.com

On the corner of Jefferson Street and Columbia Avenue.

This award-winning spa offers the Couple’s Victorian Experience, beginning in an oversized whirlpool, followed by a Swedish massage, and ending with light refreshments.

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Mon. - Fri. 10-6 Sat. 9-6 Sunday 9-5

CAPE MAY FAMILY DENTAL 3151 Route 9 South Rio Grande (609) 463-8800

On Route 9 in Rio Grande, very close to Walmart.

Their slogan is “caring hands delivering quality care” and it fits. Call to arrange for a routine cleaning or more extensive work. Try the New Patient Package for just $80.

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Monday-Friday 9-6.

DR LOUIS J. FELDMAN 741 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-4260

On Washington Street near the post office right in the heart of Cape May.

Dr Feldman and his team provide top-notch cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The office is on call for your Dental Emergencies and endorsed by Cape Island Urgent Care.

Call for more details.

Call for an appointment.

DR GOLDSTEIN 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-6080

In West Cape May on Park Boulevard, which runs parallel to Broadway.

Dr Goldstein offers a highly personalized dental experience. He provides all aspects of general dentistry and accepts most insurance plans. Try the take-home Custom Bleaching Trays.

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DR GORNY 937 Columbia Avenue Cape May (609) 898-0800

On Columbia Avenue near the intersection with Madison Avenue.

Dr Gorny will help you with your greatest asset - your eyes! She offers Comprehensive Eye Exams, treatment and a wide stock of unique frames to keep you seeing clearly.

Call for more details.

Call for an appointment.

MILLENIUM ADMINISTRATORS (866) MHG-2489 www.millennium-tpa.com

Available wherever you need them.

Millenium Administrators is an insurance agency that handles Health Insurance for individuals, companies and employers both large and small.

Cash and check only.

Monday-Friday 9-4:30. Agents on call 24/7.

NORTH BEACH HEALTH CLUB 3860 Bayshore Road (609) 886-4842 www.northbeachgym.com

In the North Cape May Shopping Center on Bayshore Road.

They have great equipment, a clean environment and attentive instructors. Try their Boot Camp, an effective, easy-to-follow routine guaranteeing lost pounds in the first week.

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Monday-Friday 7-10, Saturday 7-6, Sunday 8-4.

SEA SPA 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall Cape May (609) 884-6543 www.congresshall.com

In Congress Hall, the big yellow, pillared building at the end of the mall.

Sea Spa is a full-service luxury destination spa. Spending a day there is like taking your own personal mini-vacation. They have a full line of Massages and Facials available.

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Open daily 9:30-6.

SHEAR SUNSATIONS 1400 Texas Avenue Cape May (609) 884-3011

On Texas Avenue near the harbor, just across the street from the C-View.

Owner Marie Conway prides herself on a friendly, skilled staff and fair prices. Everyone likes the Foils and Cuts. Patrons are often asked, “Where did you get that done?”

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Wednesday 9-4, ThursdaySunday 9-5.

Any Particular Service That I Should Try?

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The book that was a publishing phenomenon in Cape May last year is back... and even better than before! THE UPDATED SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRST RESORT IS NOW ON SALE AT THE EXIT ZERO STORE & GALLERY AND OTHER FINE LOCAL STORES... GET YOUR COPY! Also available online at www.exitzero.us

Named by The Philadelphia Inquirer as ONE OF THE BEST COFFEE TABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR “As complete a look at the ups and downs of the Jersey Shore’s proto-resort as you are likely to see.” – frank wilson the philadelphia inquirer


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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

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HEDDY came in as a stray and is a bit confused, but responds with curiousity when you open her cage and scratch her ears. She’ll stand up in her litter box, put her front paws out, and stretch her neck as far as possible to accept a few treats. So if you have some treats and bit of patience, Heddy might be perfect for you. Adoption fee is $70.

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KASHA is as friendly as can be, and we believe she may possibly have been abandoned, though we can’t imagine why! She is a lovely black female with gorgeous golden eyes. She gets along well with cats – and horses! Just in case you have them... Adoption fee is $70.

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OLIVER is a mature orange tiger, and a chatty guy. He growls, but really he’s only talking to you in his own unique way. He is certainly is more than willing to accept any treats that might come his way. Oliver needs a bit of time and consistent affection, but you’ll be rewarded with a handsome companion cat. Adoption fee is $35.


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“As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody’s day.” ~ Vin Scully

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Molly, Nora, Lily and Beth Scott

Laura McPherson Anastasia McPherson-Ohrenich, Dan Ohrenich

CARE FOR YOUR SMILE...

Call Dr. Feldman’s office today! You’ll be glad you did... And so will the people you smile at!

LOUIS J. FELDMAN, D.D.S., LLC 741 Washington Street • Cape May, NJ 08204

(609) 884-4260

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Cape Curiosity

A weekly historical column by Ben Miller, author of the best-selling “The First Resort”

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ITTING between a private house and the B&B now known as King’s Cottage is 11 Perry Street, a three-story Victorian home that has been divided into four apartments. My family and I vacationed there for about 30 years before the property was sold in the 1990s. Take a look at the arched windows on the third floor of the building. They open from the master bedroom of an apartment that spans the top floor, and it was through those windows that I spent untold hours admiring the beach and dreaming about one day being a part of the Cape May community. When my book, The First Resort was released last year, Exit Zero threw a big party on the front lawn of Congress Hall and my seat at the signing table faced those windows. Sitting there, remembering all those dreams and watching them be realized was a surreal moment I will never forget. The cottage was built in 1890, with a much smaller footprint than the renovated building we see today. The land had previ-

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The original cottage is shown here in 1908, prior to renovations. Don Pocher


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ously been part of a much larger parcel that held the Ocean House hotel, which fronted on Perry Street and is remembered as the origin of the devastating 1878 fire. Following the fire, the Ocean House property was subdivided and the parcel at 11 Perry Street was included in the footprint for another large hotel, the New Columbia, built by James Mooney to span an entire block from Perry Street to Jackson. On the morning of September 25, 1889 the New Columbia faced the same fate as the Ocean House and burned to the ground. The town was saved from the same destruction it saw ten years earlier because, “An east wind and a pouring rain aided the firemen in saving surrounding property.” The New York Times remarked that “Congress Hall caught fire three times.” Aaron William Hand lived in the home with his wife Letitia and his children Albert, Bernard, Rue, Elwood, Jeannette and Anita. A year before the cottage was built, Hand retired as principal for the Cape May schools to become editor and publisher of the local newspaper, the Cape May Daily Star. He held the publisher position for over 20 years and oversaw the merger with the Daily Wave. In 1896, Hand took on the additional role of

The current owners began extensive renovations in 2006. Ben Miller

Superintendent of Schools for Cape May County, a job he held until the 1920s. The home was originally built with only an outhouse in the back yard. On the right side of the structure, you’ll notice a small room on stilts. That was the home’s first

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bathroom and in true Victorian fashion, they just cut a hole in the wall and patched it together. The unusual design also provided an extra benefit – it showed everyone in town that the family was wealthy enough to have the luxury of indoor plumbing.

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Family Dental Office

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Gift Certificates Available Appointments & Walk-ins Welcome Business Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-7pm Sunday: 10am-4pm

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Doggie Nanny Petsitting... for all pets!

While you’re away, your pet must play! I’ll come and stay and play with your pets at their own home!

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Summers Not over at AOB! September Special

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Michael Mattera of Nummy Town Farm

“WALK ON THE BEACH" PEDICURE 55 minutes - $45

This pedi includes a warm seaweed/grapefruit soak, with organic grapefruit sugar scrub and a lovely scented grapefruit lotion. Free paraffin hand dip is included. Ideal for dry rough feet!

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The Cape May Calendar

The all-singing, all-dancing, utterly comprehensive, totally inspiring 15-page guide to getting out and about in America’s Original Seaside Resort... and it’s for tourists AND locals. Get out there and enjoy! Pictured is the latest Cape May Designer Show House, at the Fairthorne on Ocean Street. Call (609) 884-5404 for details.


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Can you do this simple move?

THE SQUAT is a fundamental, functional movement for all age groups. Your feet need to remain flat on the ground throughout the movement. Press into your heels to stand. If you lose your balance, or if you can’t do it without raising your heels, you most likely have tight hamstrings (back of legs), a weak lower back (abdominal area - core) and a weakness in your hips. Practice by holding on to a counter for support. Come to North Beach and our staff will teach you these and many other functional moves. You’ll never have to say, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

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Fun Events In September

For more info, call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities at (609) 884-5404 Through November 7 Glowing: Cape May’s Stained Glass Exhibit Presented by Cape May’s own stained glass expert and guest curator, Dottie Rogers, this Carriage House Gallery exhibit features color photographs of richly colored 19th-century windows in Cape May, tools of the stained glass trade, samples of the intensely-colored glass and the uplifting story of the restoration of church windows in Cape May. Glowing reproductions of stained glass, real historic stained glass windows, and jewel-like samples are sure to delight. The Carriage House Gallery is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. Open daily; hours vary. Admission is free. Through October 31 Cape May’s Sixth Annual Designer Show House The region’s top designers and suppliers have transformed the first floor and grounds of the Fairthorne Cottage on the corner of Ocean and Hughes Streets into Cape May’s Sixth Annual Designer Show House. Daily self-guided tours can be combined with lunch and dinner packages. Open daily, 1pm to 4pm and Sundays to Fridays, from 7pm to 9pm. No evening hours on September 6. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Each visitor will receive a program book with information about the designers, products and vendors. September 18-26 14th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Festival Indulge in the “restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Enjoy the first Harvest Wine Festival, winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, plus Chefs’ DineArounds, gourmet lunches, a beertasting dinner, a Cape May Wine School class, workshops, and cooking classes with chefs from award-winning restaurants. September 18 Cape May Harvest Food & Wine Tasting The Carriage House Tearoom & Café at the Emlen

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Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, hosts a sampling dinner inspired by local products, co-sponsored by the Seaside Cheese Company and the Cape May Winery. Representatives will discuss their products and appropriate pairings. The evening begins with butlered hors d’oeuvres and cheese sampling. Afterwards you will be served a salad course, three sample dinner entrees and two desserts. Each course is paired with wine from the Cape May Winery. No children at this event. 6pm. $85. Reserve seats early! September 18 and 19 Harvest Wine Festival A twoday outdoor food and wine extravaganza at the Cape May Winery in North Cape May. Food and craft vendors sell their products and local wineries offer samples. Award-winning beer reviewer Gary Monterosso will emcee the Chefs’ Cook-Off, where local chefs engage in a test of speed, talent and skill. Participating restaurants will enter samples of their best chowder in the People’s Choice Chowder Contest. Daily chef demonstrations, presentations, mini-winery tours, kids’ activities and live music by Bluebone. 12pm5pm. $25 (includes wine tastings).

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McDermott, Morgan Nichols and Tommy Raniszewski, and new to ELTC, Emily Cheney, Rachel Handler, Michael Kirby, Drew Seltzer, and Kathleen Wallace. Performances run Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street. Admission is $28; seniors and their support companions: $23; Students: $13. Call (609) 884-5898 for more information. September 22 and 24 Gourmet Brunch Walk Stroll through Cape May’s historic district on this guided walking tour ending at the famous Mad Batter restaurant. Tourgoers will enjoy a gourmet brunch in what New Jersey Monthly deems one of the “best brunch and lunch” spots. Reserve early; limited to 40 people. 10am. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for children. September 24-26 Cape May Wine Weekend Triple your delight by combining a WineTasting Dinner, Winery Cellar Tour and Wine-Tasting Class for a weekend of total indulgence. The weekend begins at 6pm on Friday, September 24 with a fourcourse dinner at the Washington Inn, featuring wines themed to the Sunday Wine School Class. Guests will be treated to individual attention from the wine steward. On Saturday, September 25 at 3pm, visit the award-winning Cape May Winery for a tour of the vineyard, an introduction to the winemaker’s art, and a barrel tasting with cheese and fruit. On Sunday, September 26 at 1pm, learn the finer points of fine wines at a Wine School Class at the Washington Inn. The complete package is $135 per person. September 26 Cape May Wine School: All About Blends Keith Bader from Lauber Imports shares his knowledge of the world of wine at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street. Learn to discern and appreciate wines and increase your knowledge of pairings. 1pm. $30 per person. Around Cape Island Boat Tour Cruise around Cape May, view Victorian architecture and enjoy tales of local heroes and history. Offered daily at 10am. Adults $25, children $18. Buy tickets at the Washington Street Mall information booth.


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If it’s not in this list it probably ain’t worth doing. So get reading, and then get moving! FAMILY-FRIENDLY Cape May has a great variety of activities that you can enjoy with the entire family. Here is a great list of ideas to get you started. 1. Morey’s Piers The Wildwood Boardwalk is now home to the biggest attraction the Jersey Shore has seen in years. The Ghost Ship, unveiled Memorial Day Weekend, is a one-of-a-kind haunted attraction featuring animatronics, a scary soundtrack and live actors. Wind your way through the maze-like course of a wrecked ship that appears it has crashed right into Morey’s Piers. 2. Cape May-Lewes Ferry Take a trip over to Lewes, Delaware, a small, quaint seaside town, then make sure you check out bustling Rehoboth Beach, the Fenwick Island Lighthouse or Cape Henlopen State Park. You can also take advantage of the tax-free shopping at the outlets. Or just enjoy the quiet and vastness of the bay on the deck of the ferry as you watch for dolphins and whales. For more information or to book a reservation, call 800-64-FERRY or visit capemaylewesferry.com. 3. Historic Cold Spring Village Ever wonder what it was like to live in Cape May 200 years ago? The answer can be found at this open-air living history museum, a seven-minute drive from town. Through interactive, and hands-on activities,

visitors can make a connection with the past by experiencing it. The many authentically-restored homes amid idyllic shaded areas make it hard not to feel like Abe Lincoln’s in office… and it’s even easier when the Civil War re-enactment rolls into town. Cold Spring is a can’t-miss for history buffs. Give them a call at (609) 898-2300 or visit their website at www.hcsv.org. 4. Whale and Dolphin Watching Dolphins are fairly common in the waters off Cape May, but it’s still a joy to see them. Cape May Whale & Dolphin Watch and Research Center offers you the best chance to see them up close. And, you might even see a whale. Tours take off at Wilson Avenue. You can see it on your left as you cross the small bridge before the Lobster House on your way out of town. For directions or more information, call (609) 898-0055 or visit them on the web at www.capemaywhalewatch.com. 5. Cape May Family Treasure Hunt Discover the fun of exploring Cape May and uncovering its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective. Packet includes a clue sheet and map that will take you on a self-guided discovery tour. Packets for the entire family are available for $5. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 6. Antiquing For a different kind of treasure hunt, check out the amazing variety of antique shops that are available in Cape May – just don’t get disheartened when you see

your favorite childhood toy selling for $100. Here are some treasure troves (all 609 area code): Antiques Emporia, 405 West Perry Street (898-3332), Bridgetowne Antiques, Broadway and Mechanic (884-8107), Out of The Past Antiques, 394 Myrtle Avenue, corner of Perry (884-3357), Cape May Antique Center, 1228 Route 109 (898-4449). 7. Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House, Museum Shop The structure, built in 1859, has 199 steps leading to the watch gallery with a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Admission to the Visitors’ Orientation Center and the ground floor of the Lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 8. Bay Springs Alpaca Farm This one’s hard to believe, but Cape May has an Alpaca Farm. Near the end of beautiful New England Road, Warren and Barbara Nuessle live what they call the “alpaca lifestyle” – quiet and simple. Visit them between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and see how alpaca fiber is spun into yarn, or shop at their store which carries many alpaca related items (forget wool; go with an alpaca sweater this winter!) And don’t forget to greet the grazing alpacas – they make it all possible. Call (609) 884-0563 or visit www.bayspringsalpacas.comfor more information.

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64 Great Things You Should Do ? From Page 107 9. Beachcombing at the Cove A naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May helps you explore the ocean, beach and dunes of the Cove on Sundays at 9am. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and can be purchased in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, or on the day of the tour at the Second Street Pavilion on the promenade in Cape May. 10. World War II Lookout Tower Museum Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey’s last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. After the award-winning restoration, visitors can now climb to the sixth floor spotting gallery while reliving the homeland defense efforts during World War II. The ground floor of the tower is fully accessible. Entrance fee is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 11. Cherry House Tour This Federal-style house was built in 1849 by Lemuel Leaming and named for the Cherry family of Philadelphia. It has been lovingly restored and furnished with antiques. Each room is a treasure chest of cherished family mementos, and hand-painted murals throughout are a reflection of the owners’ lives as well as the home’s seashore heritage. Tours are Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth for $10. For more

information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 12. Sixth Annual Cape May Designer Show House The region’s top designers and suppliers transform the first floor and grounds of the Fairthorne Cottage, on the corner of Ocean and Hughes streets, into Cape May’s sixth annual Designer Show House. Self-guided tours can be combined with lunch and dinner packages and special events. The house will be open daily from 1pm to 4pm and Sundays to Fridays from 7pm to 9pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 13. Salt Marsh Eco-Tour and Birding by Boat Join the crew aboard the Osprey, a 36-passenger environmentally-friendly pontoon boat. Since 1993 Captain David has been sharing the wonders of our coast. Enjoy a fully-narrated tour as you get up-close views of ospreys, migrant shorebirds, clapper rails, herons, gulls, and terns. Also cruise through tidal wetland preserves, learning about one of the most productive habitats on the planet. Trips sail daily from the Miss Chris Marina at 890 2nd Avenue in Cape May from April to November. Call (609) 898-3500 or visit www.ospreycruise. com for more information or to book your trip. 14. Aviation Museum The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, a few minutes north of town, has a wonderful collection of planes and helicopters all set in a building which, at its peak during WWII, accommodated 222 planes and 17,000 takeoffs and landings per month. Young or old, the awe of flight will catch you like a net. The museum is open daily from 9am-5pm. Across the road is another must-see, the Vietnam Memorial Museum,

which features a special garden commemorating the 21 fallen soldiers from Cape May County. Call (609) 886-8787 or visit www.usnasw.org. 15. Emlen Physick Estate Tour With its new theme for 2010, “On the Town, Dining out and Entertainment during the 19th Century,” a tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, is sure to be an entertaining and educational experience that will deligh the adults and childrean alike. Tours cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 16. Road Trip It seems silly to suggest leaving Cape May, but when the road calls, it’s hard not to answer. Grab some gas and try out Ocean Drive. It runs through Wildwood Crest, Stone Harbor and the Doo Wop-fashioned hotels of Wildwood are a block away. Or why not explore Cumberland County, home to bald eagles and Port Norris, the one-time oyster capital of the world? Make sure you don’t miss the A.J. Meerwald, the lovely and historic Delaware Bay oyster schooner. 17. Cape May County Zoo How much would you expect to pay to see 200 species and a total of 550 animals from around the world? Unless you guessed $0 than you’re way off, because the Cape May County Zoo offers free admission to their park and zoo. The zoo features a reptile room, world of birds and an African Savanna in its 80 acres of property. Open daily from 10am-4:45pm, the zoo is just off Exit 11 on the Parkway. And, while the zoo is free, donations at the entrance are appreciated. You can

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Activity Of The Week

A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

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cats. The 1990s brought AZA accreditation, the African Savannah, and a growing reputation for excellence. Today, the Cape May County Park and Zoo should not be missed. The 200-acre site features ball fields, hiking trails, and picnic areas. With an aviary, amphibian house and outdoor habitats, it hosts more than 500 animals. 250 species are represented. The snow leopard cubs – Kaba and Sabu

– were born on May 11, and quickly became famous. Nor are they the zoo’s only celebrities – reportedly, Doris Duke’s giraffes and Michael Jackson’s f lamingos call the Cape May Zoo home. On the day of our visit, the snow leopards drew a crowd. Mackenzie, armed with a map, led us directly to them, ignoring the ducks and deer along the way. Sabu peeked out, we snapped a picture, and then we were free to wander less crowded areas. The zebras charmed us with their grace, the giraffes with their delicate nibbles, and the lion with his regal tolerance. The black bear slept and scratched its belly, and the alligators fed our dinosaur dreams. The ducks and farm animals ate everything we fed them, and the peacocks strutted their stuff. We stayed for hours, left for a brief picnic in the park, and came back again for one last look. It was a great day. The zoo is free, although donations are encouraged. The zoo opens at 10am every day but Christmas. Make your grandmother happy. Go to the zoo. Next week: The Wildwood Boardwalk


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64 Great Things You Should Do ? From Page 108 visit the county website at www.capemaycountygov.net or call (609) 465-5271 for more information. 18. Harbor Safari A marine biologist leads you through an informational tour of Cape May’s beach and marsh habitats and the ecosystems you’ll find there. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 19. Miniature Golf Cape May Miniature Golf on Jackson Street features sculpted greens, lush landscape, and real sand traps. A tropically-themed ice-cream oasis named Cocomoe’s is connected next to the course. There is also beachfront mini-golf available at Ocean Putt, on the corner of Beach and Jackson, or a bit farther inland on Bayshore Road in North Cape May. There is also a mini golf course at the shops at Sunset Beach. 20. Historic District Walking Tour Designed for those who like history up-close and in detail, this tour features knowledgeable guides who will lead a stroll down the streets of Cape May’s Historic District. Tours are offered Sundays and Wednesdays at 10am. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 21. Buy Fresh Produce New Jersey is the Garden State for a good reason. There’s some great farmland in the area, and markets like Duckie’s and No Frills on Broadway carry some of the sweetest and freshest produce around. There is

one on Sunset Boulevard en route to Cape May Point. 22. Keeper’s on Duty This informational session is the perfect prelude to a climb of the Cape May Lighthouse. Learn the historic beacon’s story, as told by one of the current keepers at the Education Center in Cape May Point State Park. All Keeper’s on Duty sessions are free and open to the public, and will be offered Sundays at 11:30am. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit MAC online at www.capemaymac.org. 23. Parasail You don’t need to be a daredevil to let your body rise 500 feet above the ocean. Parasailing has become a popular pastime that lets you soar in the air and see Cape May from a view many people never have. Plus, all of the boat captains are Coast Guard certified so the trip are extremely safe. There are two to choose from: East Coast Parasail in Cape May at Utsch’s Marina (609-8988359) and Atlantic Parasail at the Two Mile Landing restaurant and marina on Ocean Drive highway (609-522-1869). 24. Lighthouse Storytime Bring your young children to the Education Center in Cape May Point State Park (adjacent to the Cape May Lighthouse) to listen to nautical tales and lighthouse adventure stories. Storytime is at 12:30pm every Sunday and admission is free. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 25. Sunset Beach Follow Sunset Boulevard until it ends, then watch the sun sink beyond the jutting concrete ship. “God Bless America” is played while different veteran’s casket flags are lowered each day from May until September. After the ceremony, grab some food at the Grill, or enjoy the incredible deals in the gift shop. There’s also

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APE May Stage is known for bringing world-class artists to the intimate Robert Shackleton Playhouse. Some are names you know from Broadway and Hollywood and others are discovered gems that people "in the know" have talked about in cultural capitals across the globe. This Friday night, September 17 we bring On The Couch With Nora Armani for one night only. In observance of Yom Kippur, Lynn and Ron Cohen will not be performing their celebrated Happy Days on that one night, so we brought a special cosmopolitan treat that is as different from that play as can be. Through dance and song, Nora Armani weaves a theatrical spell upon the audience. Theatre-goers around the globe have laughed and cried at the various programs that this artist presents. On The Couch With Nora Armani is perhaps the most personal of them all and a wonderful introduction to her sensibility. You needn't travel to London or Paris or Cairo where enthusiastic audiences have hailed this work. It is right in your backyard. Turn September 17 into an exotic party! There are only two weeks left to see Lynn and Ron Cohen in Samuel Beckett's Happy Days. The whole town is abuzz with the impact that this piece of work has had on its viewers. This is a different kind of theatre and Cape May Stage purposefully mixes up styles and genres, so that subscribers get a taste of the best that theatre has to offer. Beckett has been one of the

Daniel Jenkins (left) and Neal Lerner (right) present a hilarious evening sure to delight in “Separating the Men from the Bull” at 8pm on September 20. Bottom: It’s your last chance to buy tickets for “On the Couch with Nora Armani” this Friday night at 8pm. most influential writers of our time and young audiences are discovering him anew. Older couples will see a poetic interpretation of their own experience. All will be transformed by an evening of theatre that lingers in your consciousness in surprising ways. There is a reason Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This Sunday is a PNC Arts Alive sponsored half-price Senior Night so reserve your seats now. Join the conversation! Some audience members may remember Neal Lerner from Social Security last season. He played the art dealer husband and Lynn Cohen played his mother-in-law from hell. Well, Neal Lerner is also a writer. The Second Stage is proud to produce a staged reading of his play called Separating The Men From The Bull on Monday, September 20. Tickets are only $8. Reservations for all of these productions can be made online at capemaystage.com or on the phone at 609-884-1341. See you at the stage!

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64 Great Things You Should Do ? From Page 110 – aka Mosquito Alley – towards the beach and enjoy a splendid shore. 30. Children’s Storytelling Lunch The Carriage House Tearoom and Café, on the Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington Street, sets the stage for fun and interactive storytellers who weave wonderful tales as you enjoy a tasty, family-friendly lunch. Lunches are offered Mondays at 11:30am. Lunch is $18 for adults and $10 for children. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 31. Carriage Ride Forget about the car, bike or your own two feet; let the clip-clop of a horse’s trot guide you through the town in style. Taking a carriage is a truly unique, historic and romantic way to see the town. Besides, it beats parking. Cape May Carriage Company is based at Ocean and Washington Street. Call (609) 884-4466 to set up a ride. 32. Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Take a guided tour of Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House Restaurant, and learn how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and discover how Cape May has becomea major fishing port. Tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am. Admission is $10 adults and $7 children. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 33. Emlen Physick Estate Children’s Tour This tour is set to let children find out what life was like more than 125 years ago at the Emlen Physick Estate that was built in 1879. Starting June 21, tours

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 will run Monday and Wednesday at 10:30am, and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 34. WWII Lantern Tour Visit the Fire Control Tower No. 23 Museum & Memorial for a evening Lantern tour. A guide will light your way as he or she describes lookout tower’s pivotal role in America’s defense efforts show you how to aim the big guns at the entrance to Delaware Bay. Tickets are $10, $7 for children.Call 609-884-5404. 35. Storytelling at the Physick Estate Trained storytellers bring kid-friendly tales to life on the lawn outside the Carriage House following the Physick Estate Children’s tour on Wednesdays at 11:15am, weather permitting, and admission is free. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 36. Flag-lowering at The Cove The Kiwanis Club of Cape May and the City of Cape May sponsor the sunset flag-lowering every night from Memorial Day through September 11 at the beautiful Cove beach at the western end of the Cape May promenade. Young people are invited to both lower and fold the flag to “God Bless America” in this poignant ceremony. ROMANTIC Cape May is a great getaway for couples. Here are a few ideas for activities that you and your loved one can enjoy together. You will notice that some of these events are family-friendly, too – we’ll let you be the judge. 37. Local Wineries You might not know this, but southern Jersey is emerging as a serious wine-growing region. Cape May Win-

ery, on Townbank Road, has wine tours from 3-5pm on Saturdays for $20 a person. Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery in Rio Grande have a beautiful wine bar and offer tastings and food pairings. Turdo Vineyards is yet another option. They have 12 varieties of wine, and give tours Friday through Sunday. Call (609) 884-1169 for Cape May Winery or visit www.capemaywinery.com. Call (609) 846-7347 for Hawk Haven or visit www.Hawkhavenvineyard.com. Call (609) 884-5591 for Turdo Vineyards, or visit www.turdovineyards.com. 38. Cape May-Lewes Ferry Take a trip over to Lewes, Delaware, a small, quaint seaside town, then make sure you check out bustling Rehoboth Beach, the Fenwick Island Lighthouse or Cape Henlopen State Park. You can also take advantage of the tax-free shopping at the outlets. No matter what you choose once you’re there, enjoy the quiet and vastness of the bay on the deck of the ferry as you watch for dolphins and whales. They even have a bar! Call 1-800-64-FERRY or visit capemaylewesferry.com. 39. Cape May by Moonlight Trolley Ride A guide tells tales of Victorian romance. Tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall information booth. Tours are offered Saturdays at 8:30pm, Fridays at 8:45pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 9pm and Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:15pm. Tickets are $10. 40. Whale and Dolphin Watching Dolphins are fairly common in the waters off Cape May, but it’s still a big joy to see these beautiful creatures. Cape May Whale & Dolphin Watch and Research Center offers you the best chance to see them up close. And, as the name implies, you might even

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64 Great Things To Do ? From Page 114 see a whale. Tours take off from Wilson Avenue. If the ship is docked you can see it on your left as you cross the small bridge before the Lobster House on your way out of town. For more information, call (609) 898-0055 or visit them on the web at www.capemaywhalewatch.com. 41. Carriage House Tearoom and Café The Carriage House features a tea luncheon of sandwiches, salads, soups, breads, pastries and beverages. There is also an elegant afternoon tea option composed of finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and beverages. The café menu offers heartier fare with a selection of entrée salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps. Carriage House Tearoom and Café is on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, at 1048 Washington Street. To make reservations call (609) 884-5111, or Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 42. Carriage Ride Forget about the car, bike or your own two feet; let the clip-clop of a horse’s trot guide you through the town in style. Taking a carriage is a truly unique, historic and romantic way to see the town. Besides, it beats parking. Cape May Carriage Company is based at Ocean and Washington Street. Call (609) 8844466 to set up a ride. 43. Parasail You don’t need to be a daredevil to let your body rise 500 feet above the ocean, nor do you need wings. Parasailing has become a popular pastime that lets you soar in the air and see Cape May from a view many people never have. It may be a view to die for, but we can assure you that you won’t be risking anything – the boat captains are Coast Guard certified and extremely safe. Choose from: East Coast Parasail in Cape May at Utsch’s Marina (898-8359) and Atlantic Parasail at the Two Mile Landing restaurant and marina on Ocean Drive highway (522-186). 44. Sunset Beach Follow Sunset Boulevard until it ends, then watch the sun sink beyond the jutting concrete ship. “God Bless America” is played while different veteran’s casket flags are lowered each day from May until September. After the ceremony, grab some food at the Grill, or enjoy the incredible deals in the gift shop. There’s also a long beach strewn with Cape May Diamonds. You can now play mini-golf at Sunset Beach! 45. Higbee Beach It used to be a bit of a scandalous place (nude bathers – gasp!). Not anymore, though (well, not usually). Head down New England Road until it ends, walk the path towards the beach and enjoy some splendid shore.

46. Murder at the Physick Estate Some’s been murdered! Interact with a cast of suspicious characters, look for clues and try to solve the mystery inside the Estate. Afterwards, interact with your evening’s performers over coffee and dessert in the Carriage House Tearoom & Café. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for children. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 47. Get a Massage Though Cape May is relaxing, why not make it even MORE relaxing? Try these local miracle workers: Balance Pilates and Yoga Studio (884-3001), Cape May Day Spa (898-1003), Artizan Salon and Spa (884-4499) and Accent On Beauty (884-7040) or Sea Spa at Congress Hall (884-6543). 48. Local Theatre Cape May Stage, based in a beautifullyrenovated church in the center of town, is the city’s premier Equity professional group and features a season that’s packed with drama, comedy, music and superb performances from some pretty famous names. Call (609) 8841341 or visit www.capemaystage.com. East Lynne Theater specializes in Early American Theater and is well worth a visit. They operate out of the First Presbyterian Church on Hughes Street. Call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnecompany.org. For a bag of laughs, you can’t go wrong at Elaine’s Dinner Theater, based on Lafayette Street – call (609) 884-5898 for reservations. RECREATIONAL Cape May doesn’t just have to be about relaxing. There are a lot of physical activities to get out and try. 49. Golf Cape May National Golf Club has “three of the best holes in New Jersey” according to The Jersey Golfer and is nestled in 50 acres of private bird sanctuary. Visit Cape May National at www.cmngc.com or call 609-884-1563. But, if it’s your wedge that needs some work, Cape May Par 3 will let you play 18 holes for just $14.95. No bag? No problem. Cape May Par 3 rents clubs for just $1. Visit them at www. capemaypar3.com or call (609) 889-2600. 50. Bike Ride It’s no secret to tourists and locals alike: Cape May is a biking town. Have you even tried to navigate the streets of Cape May during rush hour? It’s enough to make you want to start jogging places. But have no fear; there are bike rentals that beat braking (and braking again, then honking, then braking once more). Try Cape Island Bikes at 727 Beach Avenue or 135 Sunset Boulevard (609-884-8011). 51. Nature Trails Next to the lighthouse in the Cape May

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The Cape May Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for this town! By Dan Mathers. SO YOU love crosswords and you love Cape May? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, relax and enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the crossword all deal with the theme of this week’s issue, which is mermaids. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, www.exitzero.us. ACROSS 3. There is a mermaid on the coat of arms of this city, the capital of Poland and home to legendary Exit Zero photographer Maciej Nabrdalik. 6. In this 1953 Disney animated film, mermaids are portrayed as mischievous, but they ultimately guide the protagonist to the rescue of princess Tiger Lily. 9. This kingdom occupied much of Upper Mesopotamia from 2000-600 BC and originated the first known stories of mermaids. 11. She was the evil sea witch who stole the little mermaid’s voice. 14. This movie stars Tom Hanks falling in love with a mermaid who visits him in New York City. 16. “The Little Mermaid” is a short story originally written by this Danish poet and author that was later adapted by Disney. 19. Kiyat Yam, a city in this country, is offering a prize of $1 million for anyone who can prove there is a mermaid off their coast. 20. One Thousand and One Nights, a collection

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of short stories from the Islamic Golden Age, includes several tales about mermaids. In English, the book is better known by this name. 21. In the Disney version of The Little Mermaid, this was the name of the youngest princess. 22. He was the little mermaid’s best friend, though he certainly wasn’t the type of fish from which he draws his name. DOWN 1. He was the father of the inquisitive redhead in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. 2. This is the name given to a creature that is half man and half fish. 4. These bird-women hybrids are often compared with mermaids and sang songs to lure sailors into dashing their ships against the rocks. 5. Greek legend tells that this famed Macedonian king and general had a sister who became a mermaid in the Aegean Sea. 7. This Danish city has a bronze sculpture on

its harbor in dedication to the author of “The Little Mermaid.” 8. She played the beautiful mermaid who twice recued Tom Hanks from the ocean. 10. These creatures are now commonly called sea cows, but prior to the 19th century mariners referred to them as mermaids. 12. This group of Cape May business women are having their second annual King Neptune Bachelor Auction on September 19 at The Rusty Nail. 13. He was the crustacean caretaker of the little mermaid, and the king’s personal servant. 15. This famous amusement park at the very tip of Brooklyn has an annual mermaid parade. 17. The naiads were a type of this mythical creature that presided over fountains, wells and streams. 18. Selkies are creatures believed to be able to shed the skin of this animal to become human. They are common in Scottish and Irish folklore.


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64 Great Things You Should Do ? From Page 116 Point State Park are several trails weaving through ponds, dunes, marsh and forest. There are different levels of difficulty marked by colors, and most of the trails have wooden walkways. Even on the longest trails, breathtaking scenes in a tranquil setting will make you wish it was longer. 52. Yoga Join Balance Pilates & Yoga Studio’s yoga on the Jackson Street Beach every Friday and Saturday at 8am or every day in the studio at 600 Park Boulevard in West Cape May. Call Judy Heany at 609-884-3001. You can also Join Sharon Fruchtman on the lawn of Congress Hall on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Classes start at 8:30am and pre-registration is required. Ask at the front desk of Congress Hall or call 609-884-8421. 53. Tennis The William J. Moore Tennis Club – named after the first black (as well as the oldest) tennis pro in America – rents rackets, balls, and courts. It’s located next to the Physick Estate and there are always a variety of local characters up for a game, match, or set. The courts are open to the public daily for just $10 per hour and a half. Call (609) 884-8986. 54. Horseback Riding At Hidden Valley Ranch, take lessons in the pastimes of heroes and kings under the watchful gaze of Nancy, the toughest, most lovable instructor you could ever hope for. Call Hidden Valley Ranch at (609) 884-8205. 55. Fishing Cape May is one of the busiest commercial fish-

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 ing ports in the US. The sport fishing is big business, too... AND lots of fun. South Jersey Marina boast the Murderer’s Row, a top-notch selection of boats with crews who know these waters better than anyone. Try the experienced team of Stalker Sport Fishing (2319611) or the Miss Chris fleet (884-3939). For all your bait and tackle needs, stop by Jim’s Bait and Tackle on Route 109 by the harbor (884-3900). 56. Tidal Marsh Tour by Kayak Explore Cape May County’s most beautiful and untouched salt marsh via sit-on-top kayaks. It’s a great way to see nesting ospreys, herons, egrets, and assorted crabs. There are two options to choose from: Aqua Trails at 1600 Delaware Avenue in the Nature Center (609884-5600, www.aquatrails.com) and Miss Chris Marina (609884-3351, www.misschrismarina.com). TROLLEY TOURS Guided trolley tours offer an excellent way to see Cape May. All tickets can be purchased at the information booth at the Washington Street Mall. Call (609) 884-5404, 800-275-4278 or visit www. capemaymac.org. 57. Best of the West Trolley Tour A narrated trolley tour through West Cape May highlighting its history, farms, shops, vintage cottages and African-American heritage. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15pm. Tickets are $10 and $7 for children. 58. Cape May by Moonlight Trolley Ride Take a romantic ride through the moonlit streets of Cape May aand listen to your guide as he/sheweaves you tales of Victorian romance. Tours run Saturdays and Sundays at 9pm and Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:15pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children.

59. Children’s Trolley Ride Board MAC’s jolly red trolley for a guided trip around Cape May’s Historic District on an egaging tour that is geared specially children... but adults will also enjoy the ride. Tours are offered daily at 4pm. Tickets are $7. 60. Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tours Hop aboard this guided tour of Cape May’s Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate at 1048 Washington Street. Tours are offered daily, times vary. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children. 61. Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour A 45-minute evening ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who relates the paranormal findings of Ghost Writer Craig McManus. Tours are offered daily, times vary. Tickets are $10 and $7 for children. 62. Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour Travel the ghostly path that leads to the lighthouse, and listen along the way to the ghost tales that have been unearthed by psychic medium Craig McManus. Climb to the top or stay below. Tours run Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15pm and 8:45pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. 63. Graveyards of the Deep Trolley Tour The Cape’s maritime history is full of shipwrecks, legends, and lore. Hear it all on a 45-minute guided tour. Tours run Fridays at 9pm, Sundays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for children. 64. Historic District Trolley Tours Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining and educational stories. Daily, times vary. Tickets are $10, $7 for children.


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Blake Brinnisholtz, Tommy Delany

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Bird Droppings

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ACK when I was just a little Thanu, there were two things that going to “the Shore” were pretty nearly synonymous with... 1. Lying on the beach. 2. Lying on the beach with a book. In fact, you can scratch number one. I don’t recall a time when I was on the beach and I didn’t have a book. I don’t know how sand-proof a Kindle is, and chances are I don’t want to find out. But I do know that, page for thumb-licking page, books have stood the test of time. Psst. Need a good book? Here are some great suggestions that are nature calibrated. If you’re engaging the environment, why not learn about it, too. My all-time favorite natural history book is A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. A classic and a masterpiece. Some of the best nature writing ever crafted. Every time I begin to think of myself as a good writer, I open Leopold. Flip to November. Read the short essay, “If I Were the Wind”.

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gist and one helluva smart woman. How about William W Warner’s, Beautiful Swimmers? It is an absolute delight. I mean the writing, not the subject (which is the blue crab). You love crabs? You’ll love them even more after reading this wonderful treatment of this epicurean crustacean. Moving on. Have you read Red-tails in Love? It’s the story about a Jersey hawk and his mate who find love in Manhattan within spitting distance of Woody Allen. Actually, it would make a perfect script for a Woody Allen movie. But first, you have got to read the book. And how about Kingbird Highway? Ace birder Kenn Kaufman’s great birding saga. It’s right up there with Roger Tory Peterson’s and James Fisher’s quest, Wild America. Of course, once you’ve read Wild America you’ve got to read Scott Weidensaul’s follow up entitled Return to Wild America. Who is Scott Weidensaul you ask? Just the best nature writer in the shop today. Well, except for Michael Pollan and E. O.

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Wilson, and somebody else whose name escapes me. Guy who wrote that book on hawks with David Sibley, The Wind Masters. Tells the life history of birds of prey in the first person. Where every hawk in North America stars in some aspect of a bird’s life. Establishing territory, courtship, hunting, migration, death. You know, what's-his-name. Oh, forget it. They’ll know the guy by name at the Cape May Bird Observatory where you can find lots of these titles. In an age when books are going out of style, I must say that the folks at the CMBO are way behind. They’ve got stacks of books. Racks of them. Local authors. Top nature writers. Want a hot tip? They’ve got a whole bunch of classic bird books. Books like The Shorebirds of North America. Murphy’s Ocean Birds. A set of Rachel Carson’s trilogy. Even a hard-bound set of Bird Studies at Old Cape May. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find this Cape May classic? Well, you will unless you get over to the CMBO. Bring a credit card with lots of tread or a check book with lots of overdraft protection. And if you haven’t got anymore room on your bookshelves, that’s no excuse. The CMBO loves old nature books. Pack up all those nature books that you’ve read and reread and

don’t need any longer. Bring them over to the CMBO. Make sure you give them to Sheila Lego, she’s the curator for used books. She’ll add them to our shelves of previously-owned tomes of nature. Who knows, you may be opening up a window into nature to a youngster just getting started, or someone who has dreams of visiting faroff and exotic birding locales. The Cape May Bird Observatory is THE place for anything to do with nature. Located at 701 East Lake Drive overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point, the center is open 9:30-4:30pm daily. Ask any of our staff or volunteers, they are always glad to help with anything you need. Check out the newest books (including Bayshore Summer by what's-hisname) and some great new merchandise – including our exclusive CMBO logo jewelry, clothing and more. Take a look at the sightings log, pick up a vintage book, look at some of the wonderful Charley Harper merchandise, or just browse. If you aren’t in the area, visit us online www.BirdCapeMay.org – where birding Cape May is only a click away. Seymore Thanu is New Jersey’s own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Author of several books on and about nature (available at CMBO), he has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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Maryland artist brings dynamic paintings to the Gail Pierson Gallery

HE Gail Pierson Gallery welcomes artist Nancy Tankersley to Cape May for her first one-woman show in the area. The exhibit, which opens this Saturday, September 18 and runs through the end of October, is “People at Work”, a colorful view of people at their jobs, including some folks here in Cape May. In preparation for this exhibit, Tankersley visited establishments here and in Philadelphia. With a Fine Art degree from Miami University and a BA from the University of California, Tankersley started her artistic career as a portrait painter. In 1997 she began combining her interest in the human form with that of landscape, resulting in a series of figurative beach paintings which have gained recognition coast to coast. Recently Tankersley has concentrated on contemporary life. Her People at Work exhibit is born of that focus. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, 7-10pm. Guests can meet the artist and enjoy refreshments, live jazz and good conversation. For more information, call the Gail Pierson Gallery at (609) 884-2585.

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A DAY ON THE OCEAN FOR THE OCEAN A BENEFIT TO DEFEND, CONSERVE AND PROTECT THE SEAS.

Mark and Marianne Imbesi

A Whale and Dolphin Watching Trip to Support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Join us for “A Day on the Ocean for the Ocean” as we take a Whale & Dolphin Watching Trip on a beautiful fall day. This is a great opportunity to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment, the way it’s meant to be. You have the potential to see Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Fin Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins! Most importantly, it’s for a great cause, as 50% of your ticket price will be a tax-deductible donation to Sea Shepherd! Sightings are GUARANTEED! That means that if whales, dolphins or porpoises are not sighted, you will receive a free pass to ride again. But no refunds! We will also have a Silent Auction onboard for a Sea Shepherd-inspired art piece created specifically for this event by local artist Brittany Brubaker.

Frank Nefoske, Cherie Nefoske, Gerry Kraemer

WHEN: September 26, 2010: 1pm-4pm WHERE: Miss Chris Marina

2nd Avenue & Wilson Drive, Cape May NJ

CONTACT: philadelphia@seashepherd.org Tickets: $40.00 http://www.seashepherd.org/philly Scott and Claudia Benekam


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Two reviews by Tom Sims, Executive Director of Cape May Film Society

OU may have trouble finding Winter’s Bone in theaters nowadays, but you should be able to rent it on DVD soon. And if you can, rent it. Adapted from the novel by the same name, this film captures the essence of desperation one could only find in the crank-factory plains of the Midwest. The sets are undoubtedly untouched from whatever town they originally scoped, and the casting was f lawless. From the standpoint of both storyline and acting, this movie never once broke character! It was like watching a Coen Brothers movie without as much blood (though some) or quirky humor. Jennifer Lawrence plays Ree, a 17-yearold with two younger siblings whose father is due in court. The sheriff visits one day to let her know that the old man put up the family house as bounty. If he doesn’t show up to trial, they have to leave the house. Ree's journey unfolds as she travels to the far reaches of the rural ghetto to find her father. Simple storytelling, marvelously executed by Lawrence (a relative newcom-

Don’t miss the New Jersey premiere of “Bowling Blind” this October.

er despite a stint on television’s Bill Engvall Show), makes for an entertaining suspense thriller. The supporting cast is also wonderfully played by the likes of some relatively unknown actors such as John Hawke as Teardrop, Ree’s sometimes unstable uncle, and Dale Dickey as the tormented (and

sometimes tormenting) Merab. Like the scenery, which was more natural than constructed and certainly authentic, so was the acting in this film. Is Ree’s father dead or alive? Will she find out in time to save the house? Winter’s Bone is storytelling in its purest form — and it was not an easy film to find in theaters. Undoubtedly you will be able to find it on DVD. A film that you won’t so easily find on DVD will screen as a South Jersey premiere at the Cape May Film Festival, October 22-24 exclusively at the Chalfonte Hotel. Bowling Blind tells the story of a blind bowling league located in Manhattan. Their goal is to get to a national tournament for blind bowlers in Denver. They try everything: a trip to Atlantic City, a bazaar, local businesses – you name it. Will they get to Denver? If they get there, will they place? And just how do the blind go bowling? This is an amazing documentary, focused on the characters of the bowlers, each one as different as their bowling style (and in some cases, their score). Stay tuned for more film details!

Sol Needles Real Estate

609.884.1300

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com 23 HARBOR COVE, CAPE MAY 5 BR / 4 BA estate home with 45 ft. boat slip in prestigious Cape Harbor Village and Yacht Club. $2,545,000

1528 YACHT AVE., UNIT 2, CAPE MAY 3 BR/3.5 BA townhouse with the only historic dockside boathouse in town, approx 50’ boat slip. $1,875,000 324 CARPENTERS LANE SUITE 2C CAPE MAY NJ 08204 TODD H. DE SATNICK, BROKER OF RECORD

837 BROADWAY, WEST CAPE MAY

2.3 acre Commercial Opportunity on highly visible and well travelled Broadway. This property offers a farmhouse with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and is just waiting for your renovation ideas. Perfect location for farmers market, antique store, doctor or lawyer’s office, endless possibilities. Property being sold “AS IS.” Listed by James McBride for $985,000.

MILE MARKER 1, GARDEN STATE PARKWAY, LOWER TOWNSHIP These 28 acres of raw beauty is a hunter & birder’s paradise. Property has inter-coastal waterway access, 3-acre pond. Located adjacent to the Garden State Parkway out to inter-coastal waterway, mile marker 1 meadow side, zoned wetlands. Listed by Steven C. Cluff, Sr. for $75,000.

512 Washington Mall, Cape May (609) 884 - 8428 • 800 - 441- 8428 w w w.coldwellbankercapemay.com


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Bowman Walker

Real Estate & Construction

Tuesday, August 31 at Cabanas PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Craig Needles can help you buy or sell any home! Visit Our Newest Location at 1080 Seashore Road, Cape May

Full Service Real Estate Firm & Fine Custom Home Builder Mason, Mariah, Bonnie and Oliver Mullock

609-884-2800 • www.BowmanWalkerRealEstate.com www.Bowmanwalker.com Dedication... Excellence... Professionalism

(609) 884-5800 739 Washington St, Cape May

www.jerseycaperealty.com Open 7 Days a Week! SPECTACULAR HARBOR VIEWS!!! NEW CONSTRUCTION 45’ BOAT SLIP 325 Fourth Ave., West Cape May 2 Harbor Cove, Cape May Cape May Harbor Village & Yacht Club with private tennis courts. 4 BR, 3 full/ 2 half BA. Decks & porches all levels. Amenities: security sys, multi-zoned lawn sprinkler system withseparate water meter, powered blinds, and storage room off of 2 car-att garage. $2,699,000.

Victorian style 4 BR, 3 BA home with entry foyer. Kitchen with granite-counter tops & breakfast nook, family room with gas fireplace, laundry/utility. Hardwood flooring, w/w carpet, and ceramic tile in the house. Wrap-around front porch and large rear deck. $599,900.

"THE BREAKERS” ELEGANT VICTORIAN 24 Ocean Street, Cape May

BEAUTIFUL UPGRADED RANCHER 629 West Drive, West Cape May

Located close to beach & center of town. Offers 8 bedrooms, 9 baths (all updated), 2-kitchens, central air, off street parking. Top weeks rent for $8000/week, home being sold furnished. $1,550,000.

3 bedrooms, 2 new designers baths. Completely renovated professional kitchen, living room with skylight & gas fireplace, dining room, family room with vaulted ceiling, track lighting, and a second fireplace. Screened front porch, rear deck, and beautiful gardens. $489,900.

Shep, Wendy and Joe Cicero

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Report from the wonderful world of Cape May property... by Chris Bezaire

HE end of the summer season is finally upon us and it is now time to wind down and relax. It looks like the real estate market started a little bit ahead of us as there were only 10 transactions for the period from 8/19 through 9/8. Here are some highlights. In Cape May Batman and Robin, aka Brian and Greg Giancola of Coldwell Banker Sol Needles were back at it again listing and selling 1017 Michigan Avenue for $730,000. This house was listed and sold in just 71 days, another good indicator that properly priced properties are having good success in the current market. Also sold was 211 Beach Avenue Unit #5; listed by Bill Bezaire of Coldwell Banker and sold by Patti Piacentine of Homestead Real Estate for $595,000. This is the third month in a row we have had a sale at 211 Beach, otherwise called The Broadway Beach Condos, a complex that had no movement over the last two years but now has only four units left due to proper market adjustment. It all comes down to adapting to your current market environment. Finally in Cape May, 202 St. James was listed by Jim Cheney of Jersey Cape Realty

and sold by the Coastal Marketing Group of Chris Rothwell and Brian Groetsch of Century 21 Gilmartin for $450,000. In other areas there was the one and only sale in West Cape May of 111 Stevens Street listed by Todd de Satnick of DeSatnick Window Fashions... I mean de Satnick Real Estate, sorry, get that confused every time, and sold by an outside realtor for $550,000. I'm sorry to say that there were no transactions for this time period in Cape May Point. Maybe we can try to get you in the next time! Now that summer is over it is time to think about your property over the winter. There are a lot of little things that need to be done to maintain your home over the winter, especially with a property that will not be lived in full time. Some owners turn the main water off when they leave, some like to fully winterize a property. Some like to have the heat set at 60 some at 45. When you can't be there to monitor everything, it is nice to have someone that can check up on things, especially with the winter we had last year. So then the question becomes; Do I use a property management service, or can my realtor help?

My philosophy as a realtor is that my services don't stop after settlement. I am here to help my clients long after that. If my client needs me to check the heat in a house, or run the water to make sure the pipes are okay, I will. However if you want to have the house fully winterized and opened up in the spring, or want the filters changed and furnace units inspected you might want to hire a property management service. Basically I consider myself a house sitter, kind of like the next-door neighbor when you go on vacation. If you need anything more than that you might want to call around. It is definitely a good conversation to have with your agent before the winter arrives. Finally, I made a little goof in the last article – I never posted the survey question online. I will ask the same question this time: How did you find your Cape May area real estate agent? 1) He or she is a friend, 2) was by referred by a friend, 3) called on a property sign or advertisement, 4) found on the internet. I'll post the answers in the next article. As always if you would like the full list of transactions sent to you or have a real estate question, feel free to contact me.

501 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ 08204 Toll Free: 877-884-8907 Local: 609-884-1007 Fax: 609-884-4407 Gail Wilsey Morrison, Broker of Record

1330 MISSOURI AVENUE, CAPE MAY

Immaculate & meticulous 2 BR, 2 BA single family home located just one block to the Cape Harbor beach! Featuring hardwood floors, new carpet, baths w/ ceramic tile floors, living room w/ cathedral ceiling, large master suite, eat-in kitchen, fabulous dining area & den/family room which could serve as a 3rd bedroom. Screened porch & custom deck, outside shower, fenced yard, large 50 x 125 lot, easy maintenance vinyl siding & sold fully furnished. A must see! Perfect vacation or investment home! Amazing value at $589,000!

www.WilseyRealty.com

27 PARK AVENUE DEL HAVEN

3311 BAYSHORE ROAD D9, VILLA WOODS NORTH CAPE MAY

2 bedroom, 1 bath home with newer kitchen, an enclosed hot tub room with hot tub, and as a bonus there is a great family room that leads to a large rear deck w/enclosed shower and changing rooms and BBQ area to entertain family and friends. $170,000

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath townhome on the courtyard side. Downstairs is the living room, kitchen, laundry and half bath and upstairs are the two bedrooms with a full bathroom. Close to shopping and beaches. $134,789

1400 Texas Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204 Next to the Cape May Wawa

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SURREY CONDOMINIUM #5 1513 NEW JERSEY AVENUE; CAPE MAY •One block to beaches! •Bike to Shops •1 bedroom, 1 bath $299,900 TIDES CONDOMINIUM #310 9 JACKSON ST.; CAPE MAY • Beach Front with a pool • Secure building • 1 bedrooms, 1 bath Priced To Sell $359,000

Chuck

www.capemaybythesea.com

1361-D OHIO AVENUE CAPE MAY $290,000

114 LEAMING AVENUE NORTH CAPE MAY $212,500 X 5ive, Rebecca, Tally

Priced to sell! Listed lower than any other Village Greene Quad on the market. Approx ages: Roof - 1 year; Central A/C - 2 years; Washer/ Dryer - 1 year; Dishwasher - 2 years. Just needs a coat of fresh paint and some furniture! Currently vacant and easy to show. $290,000

Very well maintained home in nice area! Take a look at this 2 bedroom, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen with updated appliances. Laundry room, sunroom and a “1 car plus” garage for storage and a built-in cedar closet for those seasonal clothes!

WWW.TOLZ.COM

1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May Phone: 609-884-7001 Email: info@tolz.com

Ben, Donnie Piacentine, Danny


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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

144 OAK AVENUE VILLAS

1152 WASHINGTON ST. CAPE MAY

807 COLUMBIA AVE. CAPE MAY

409 BAYWYN ROAD, CAPE MAY BEACH

101 S. LAFAYETTE ST. CAPE MAY

307 CAPE AVENUE CAPE MAY POINT

Whether your looking for a summer get away or your year round home at the shore, look no further. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home sits on a lot which allows for expansion. The rear of the home includes a large family room which can be used for entertaining or just spending time with family. Just a short walk to the bay and amazing sunsets. Call for an appointment today to see for yourself how this home can fit your lifestyle. $170,000.

Classic 1864 Victorian twin with 3BR, 1B. Living room & formal dining room with 9’ ceilings, large modern eat-in kitchen, Covered front porch, rear deck, off-street parking. 2 zone natural gas heat, 3 window air conditioners. 4 ceiling fans. Furnished. All appliances. Outside H&C shower. New Price! $379,900

PRICE REDUCED on this 3 story early 20th Century cedar home. This home is currently set-up as a 3 family dwelling. It has a total 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.1st floor offers 2 bedrooms,1.5 baths, 2nd floor unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, the 3rd floor unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. At the bottom of all this house is a full basement with plenty of storage or the potential for more living space. Private parking makes this house the deal of the week. $799,425.

Custom-quality brand new construction! This two story home offers three bedroom and two and a half baths. The simple, functional floor plan lends to an easy to care for and easy to enjoy environment. The first floor is host to a sunny and comfortable living room. The kitchen and dining room are open to each other to facilitate easy meal preparation and flow. All three bedrooms are located upstairs and have extra wide closets. The laundry closet is located just outside of the bedrooms. Enjoy the wrap around porch and short walk to the bay! $329,900.

Price reduced! The Belvedere is located just one block from the beach and offers two enclosed porches. This one bedroom condo has a strong rental history. Asking $319,900

Striking 3 BR custom home with 2 full baths & 2 half baths is just a short stroll to the beach! Built with quality natural materials, high-end finishes & special attention has been paid to ease of maintenance. Featuring an open floor plan, hardwood floors, 1st floor master suite, kitchen with granite counters & stainless appliances, luxurious baths & three wonderful porches to enjoy the sea air. This home is larger than most homes on the Point & sits on an extra large custom-landscaped lot. $1,085,000.

HomeStead Real Estate 846 Broadway West Cape May 609-884-1888 homesteadcapemay.com

Tolz Realtors 1001 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-7001 www.tolz.com

CENTURY 21 Gilmartin & Co. 1382 Lafayette St., Cape May Joseph Gilmartin Broker/Owner (609) 884-1800 capemayvacations.com

1520 YACHT AVENUE #108; CAPE MAY

41 JACKSON STREET UNIT 4, CAPE MAY

Lovely 2 bedroom 2 bath harbor front condo complete with pool and boat slip! Your family will be able to enjoy beaches, boating and shopping just steps from this home. Looking for an investment? This property has successfully maintained a nice rental history 2 years running. Call for details or your personal showing.

By the Sea Realty 315 Ocean Street, Cape May (609) 884-3050 capemaybythesea.com

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

Barry Bruno Chris Clemans SIR 1159 Washington Street (609) 602-2444 bruno@ chrisclemanssir.com

34 JACKSON STREET CAPE MAY

608 HUGHES STREET CAPE MAY

332 LINDA ANNE AVE NORTH CAPE MAY

401 CLUBHOUSE DR. TOWNBANK

“Jackson Street Condominium,” this is a luxurious modern New York loft style apartment. Offers a bi-level living room, 4 bedrooms, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, 2 bathrooms with 2 person Jacuzzi and 2-person dual control shower. Spacious wrap- around porch overlooks Jackson Street. Listed by Gregory and Brian Giancola for $1,200,000.

This exquisite townhome is located in the heart of town only half a block to beach & mall. It features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, office/living area with custom marble floor, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, mosaic tile runner, central air, private front porch & balcony on Jackson St, and off street parking for 2 cars. $979,000.

The 2007 Cape May Designer Show Home is one of the most luxurious estates in Cape may. 608 Hughes is room after room of beautifully decorated rooms, amazing luxury and brilliant decadence. The kitchen is dripping with quality and craftsmanship with Heritage Cabinetry, subzero and wolf appliances. It is a rare opportunity to find a home restored to this caliber nestled in the center of the Historic district close to beaches and restaurants. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths $2,295,000.

Spacious & inviting throughout.This is a 4-bedroom & 2-bath home that also features two fireplaces, two living areas, a Florida room & much more. There is also a 1-car attached garage. And nothing will beat spending your free time on the spacious and welcoming Florida room that overlooks a treefilled back yard. Perfect. $175,000

Coldwell Banker Sol Needles 512 Washington St. Mall (609) 884-8428 www.coldwellbanker capemay.com

Amenities abound in this semi-custom, ranch style, single family home located two blocks from the bay in Historic Town Bank. Situated on an oversized, spacious lot that offers endless possibilities for outdoor entertainment or potential home expansion. This magnificent family home offers 3BR/2 BA with a large backyard complete with an outdoor rear deck. Features include a great room with cathedral ceilings and gas fireplace along with a kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile flooring and an abundance of cherry cabinetry. $399,900.

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

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

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

Wilsey Realty 501 Lafayette St., Cape May (609) 884-1007 www.wilseyrealty.com

DeSatnick Real Estate 324 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-1300 desatnickrealestate.com


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Fundraising Benefit For Donnie Piacentine Artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives.

Tuesday, August 31 at Cabanas PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

35 Jackson Street Cape May In heart of Historic Cape May 7 bedrooms, 6 baths $1,499,000.

121 E. Aster Road Wildwood Crest Historic Arts and Crafts Home 8 bedrooms , 4 baths $549,000.

Donny P, Nick R., Pat R.

201 Pittsburgh Avenue Cape May One and a half blocks to beach 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $659,000.

10 Osprey Drive Bay Gardens Wonderfully Maintained Twin 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $350,000.

302 Alexander Avenue Cape May Point Steps to the Beach with Water View 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $999,000.

404 Cedar Avenue Cape May Point Just steps to Lake Lily 3 bedrooms, 1 bath $690,000.

Matt, Becky, Cari, Rich

2401 Bayshore Road 817 Cape Avenue Lower Township Lower Township Lovely home with Master Suite South of the Canal bedrooms, 2.5 baths $369,900. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath $259,000. Chris Clemans Sotheby’s3 International Realty

Join Us: www.chrisclemanssir.com Christina P. Clemans Licensed Real Estate Broker 1159 Washington St. Cape May, NJ 08204 Email: capemay@chrisclemanssir.com 609-884-3332 Toll-free 800-828-9751

Carlton Banks, Gladys Knight, Ellen DeGeneres


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Jennifer Basara, Mary Sexton

Veronica Corningstone, Ellen DeGeneres and Gladys Knight

Keith Stevenson, Sally Galbraith

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

HOMESTEAD REAL ESTATE 846 Broadway, West Cape May Toll Free: 888-309-7454 • Local: (609) 884-1888 www.HomeSteadCapeMay.com Dagmer Chew, Broker/Owner

725 SEASHORE RD., COLD SPRING

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath historic Cold Spring farm house sits on over 2 acres of well maintained dry land that features fruit and vegetable gardens and mature trees. This home was built in the 1900’s and still maintains many of its colonial features including plank wood flooring and original trim throughout. You’ll enjoy a cozy front porch and an enclosed patio in the rear which looks out onto the gardens. There is a detached 1.5 car garage and plenty of off street parking. $399,900

207 LENNOX AVE., N. CAPE MAY Hurry, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home won’t last long. Situated on ½ acre lot with 1.5 car attached garage, a cozy front porch, and a Trek deck in the rear. The cook of the family will love the oak cabinetry, and GE smooth top range in the kitchen. The master bedroom offers its own on suite bath. This home has been very well maintained and is priced to sell. $239,900

205 SECOND AVE., WEST CAPE MAY You don’t want to miss this maintenance free 2 story, upside down home with beautiful scenic views! The first floor includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The second floor offers a large open kitchen which flows into the dining area, an open living room with gas fireplace, 1 bedroom and 1 bath, and a lovely screened porch for entertaining. $639,900

NEW JERSEY LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT WANTED No Better Time Than Now, No Better Place To Be! HomeStead Real Estate is looking for a friendly, energetic, dependable, licensed sales professional to work full time, year round, in our rental department. Benefits available. Apply within.


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Apex

Realty, Inc.

Rentals Of The Week

Adorable homes in America’s Original Seaside Resort ready for your enjoyment!

2505 Bayshore Rd. Villas, NJ 08251 • Broker Daniel J. Senico 418 HOLLYWOOD ROAD, CAPE MAY BEACH • $214,500

15 Broadway, Unit 12, Cape May 1/2 block from beach! 1 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 4. Fall/Winter rentals $150/night w/ 2-night minimum

15 Broadway, Unit 27. Cape May 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. Winter Rental $1,000 Month + Utilities

1228 Washington, Cape May Sleeps 11, 4 BR, 2.5 baths. 5-car parking. $1350 - $2800 / week.

403 Reading Avenue, Cape May 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Winter Rental $1,100 Month + Utilities

Wilsey Realty, 501 Lafayette St., Cape May, (609) 884-1007, www.wilseyrealty.com

Coastline Realty, 1400 Texas Ave., Cape May, (609) 884-5005 • coastlinerealty.com

205 St. James Place, Cape May. 2 BR, 2.5 Bath townhouse unit. Still have summer 2010 availability from $1400/week!

For your last minute summer rental needs, please got to www.apexrealestate.com or call me at 609-408-4655.

1219 Lafayette St, Cape May - Large home great for large groups. 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath. Only $1300/week off season!

Ideal Seashore Retreat in exclusive Cape May Beach!

Theresa Senico

ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES 609-408-4655 theresasenico.com 305 SECOND AVE, WEST CAPE MAY

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Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath well kept home is located close to all of Cape May’s fun activities. This home has an unbelievable rental income that has been consistent year after year. Come take a look. Asking $495,000

Contact Barry Bruno Main (609) 884.3332 • Cell: (609) 602.2444 Email: bbruno@chrisclemanssir.com 1159 Washington Street, Cape May NJ 08204

Tolz Realtors, 1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May, (609) 884-7001, www.tolz.com

Theresa Senico, Apex Realty (609) 408-4655 www.theresasenico.com

805 Pittsburgh Avenue, Cape May 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Pool

1021 Idaho Ave, Cape May - 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, outside shower, central a/c, screen porch, BBQ grill, parking available, sleeps 5. $850-$950/week.

205 Princeton Avenue, Cape May Point Spacious Gracious, Pet Friendly

403 Reading Ave, Cape May - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, BBQ grill, win a/c, outside shower, parking for 2 vehicles, sleeps 8. PET FRIENDLY. $900-$1950/week.

By the Sea Realty, 315 Ocean Street, Suite 2B, Cape May 609-884-3050 • capemaybythesea.com

Coldwell Banker Sol Needles Real Estate, (609) 884-8428 • coldwellbankercapemay.com

204 Philadelphia Ave., Cape May - 2 BR, 2.5 BA, w/d, dw, CAC, park 3 cars, sleeps 8. Low $1100/High $2050

919 Stockton Ave., Cape May - Single Family 9 BR 3.5 baths, sleeps 24. $3000-$5500 per week.

1012 Maryland Ave., Cape May - pletely renovated, pool, 6 BR, 5 BA, 3 half-BA, w/d, dw, CAC,

1232 Washington Street, Cape May Single Family sleeps 8. Four bedrooms, two baths. $850-$1675 per week.

Jersey Cape Realty, 739 Washington St., Cape May, (609) 884-5800 • jerseycaperealty.com

Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty, 1159 Washington Street, Cape May 609-884-3332 • www.chrisclemansSIR.com

144 OAK, VILLAS 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths year round rental. $950/month plus utilities. 1365 WASHINGTON STREET, CAPE MAY 3 bedroom, 1 bath, year round rental. $1400/month plus utilities. Avail. mid October.

Lots of prime weeks left, Lots of price reductions. Large and small accommodations. Call for more information. Cape May, West Cape May, Cape May Point, Townbank, and North Cape May.

Homestead Real Estate, 846 Broadway, W. Cape May, (609) 884-1888 • homesteadcapemay.com

CENTURY 21 Gilmartin & Co., 1382 Lafayette St., Cape May. Joseph Gilmartin, Broker/Owner (609) 884-1800 www.capemayvacations.com.

1602 New Jersey Avenue, Cape May 4 BR/3 BA, Sleeps 8, 2 blocks from the beach. $2,000/$4,500

The Belvedere, Cape May - a block to the beach and the mall, 1 bedroom, 1 bath available for off-season weekly rentals.

1110 Idaho Avenue, Cape May Weekly rental, 3 BR/2 BA, sleeps 8. $850-2250/week

305 Second Ave., West Cape May 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, close to everything

Desatnick Real Estate, LLC 324 Carpenter’s Lane, Suite 2C, Cape May 609.884.1300, www.deSatnickRealEstate.com

Barry Bruno, Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty, (609) 602.2444 bbruno@chrisclemanssir.com.


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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical! Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: info@exitzero.us Website: www.exitzero.us Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, jack@exitzero.us Advertising Manager: Jason Black, jason@exitzero.us Manager of Assorted Necessities: Dan Mathers, dan@exitzero.us (610) 984-2874 Assistant Editor Jon Roth Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Danielle O’Neal, Jeannie O’Neill Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Richard Hemenway, Amy Wingate, Vivian Montgomery, Marianne McCoy Columnists: Kate Chadwick (advice), Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (Old Fogey), Meghan Kunz (local lore), Molly Stone (food) Labeler: Mary Smith Every Wednesday, Exit Zero is delivered to around 300 places. Get it delivered to your mailbox in a plastic mailer. It’s $50 for 47 great B&W issues, and four in glorious full color! Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe. DOWNTOWN CAPE MAY Swain’s, Mariah’s, Bath Time, Guardian, Bamboo Shack, Cape Savings Bank, Collier’s, All Irish, Cape May Stage, Wilsey Realty, Nest, Pat Jackson Jewelers, Washington Commons Gallery, Celebrate Cape May, Go Fish, Sea Weeds, Oma’s Doll Shop, Cape Orient, Fiber Arts Yarn Shop, Acme, By The Sea Realty, Oyster Bay, Cape May Welcome Center, Depot Market, Congress Hall, Victorious, Pink, Star Inn, Bayberry Inn, Bank of America, Victorian Hotel, SOMA Art Gallery, Magicbrain Cybercafé, Island Grill, Trade Winds, Primrose, Center For Community Arts. WASHINGTON STREET MALL The Fudge Kitchen, Mary Ann’s, Dellas 5&10, Lace Silhouettes, Center City Mall, Second Story Sweets, Casale’s Shoes, Free Shop, Happy Baby, Cape May Sandal Shop, It’s a Breeze, Madame’s Port, Swede Things, Cucina Rosa, Whale’s Tale, Cafe Tuscany, Italian Garden, Andrew’s Ltd, Jackson Mountain Cafe, Love The Cook, Ugly Mug, Pilot House, Caroline Boutique, Atlantic Books, Carli’s, Kaleidoscope,

Coldwell Banker, Colors, A Ca Mia, A Place On Earth, Between the Lines, Good Scents. WASHINGTON STREET Southern Mansion, MAC, Chris Clemans’ Sotheby’s International Realty, Bill Mae Cottage, Thomas Webster Inn, Inn at the Park, City Hall, Sturdy Savings, Washington Inn, Dr. Feldman Dentistry, Jersey Cape Realty, Victorian Towers. BEACHFRONT Sean’s Restaurant, King’s Cottage, Blue Moon Pizza, Hot Dog Tommy’s, Coachman’s Motor Inn, Carney’s, Martini Beach, Virginia Hotel, Mad Batter, Poor Richards Inn, Inn at 22 Jackson Street, Saltwood B&B, Windward B&B, Uncle Bill’s, Ocean View Restaurant, Sandpiper, Hotel Alcott, Summer Station, The Original Fudge Kitchen, Montreal Liquor, Montreal Inn, Capri Motor Lodge, Bloody Mary’s, Periwinkle, Grand Hotel, Palace Hotel, Mission Inn, Angel by The Sea, Peter Shields, Hotel Macomber, Marquis de Lafayette. COLUMBIA AVENUE Columbia House, Sun Bank, Dr. Gorny, Victorian Abstract, MP Myers, Cape May Day Spa, Twin Gables, Henry Sawyer B&B, Linda Lee, Brass Bed Inn, Mason Cottage, Mainstay Inn, Delsea B&B, White Dove Cottage, Manse B&B, Merion Inn, Cliveden Inn, Pharo’s B&B, Summer Cottage, John F. Craig House, Majestic Star. GURNEY/OCEAN/STOCKTON Avalon Coffee, Cape May Beach & Kite, John Welsey Inn, Louie’s Pizza, Beach Massage, Inn of Cape May, Beauclair’s, Queen Victoria, Fairthorne, Cheeks, Cape May Library, Whiskers, Freda’s Café, Victorian Lace, Camelot Hotel, Bedford Inn, Chalfonte Hotel. EAST CAPE MAY Nature Center, Model Cleaners, Model Laundromat, Wawa, Coastline Realty, Cape Bookkeeping, Shear Sunsations, Rizzo Chiropractic, C-View Inn, Century 21 Gilmartin.

WEST CAPE MAY VFW, Godmother’s, Cape May Bakers, Higher Grounds, Tea By The Sea, Cape May Linen Outlet, Flying Fish Studio, CVS, Albert Stevens Inn, Weddings by the Sea, Kate’s Flower Shop, Seaside Cheese Company, Ocean Crest Printing, Kasey’s Kanines, Cape Fitness, Dr. Goldstein Dentist, Cheeks, Artizan Salon & Spa, Westside Market, Cape Island Home and Garden, Bella Vida Cafe, Flanegan’s Framing, Seven Eleven, Homestead Real Estate. SUNSET BOULEVARD Vanthia’s, Bird House of Cape May, Butterfly Tea Room, Cape May Wicker, The Exit Zero Store and Gallery, Accent on Beauty, Cape Winds Florist, Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point Post Office, Sunset Beach Gift Shop. ROUTE 109 South Jersey Marina, Lobster House, Tony’s Marine Supply, Sea Gear Marine, Captain’s Cove, Cape May Whale Watcher, Lucky Bones, Tony’s Pizza, Cape May Antique Center. NORTH CAPE MAY Laundromat, Heart to Heart Flowers, Le Gates, Harpoon Henry’s, Mr. J’s Music Shop, Cape May– Lewes Ferry, Gorman’s, Hair Cuttery, Italian Affair, Cape May Veterinary. OFF THE ISLAND The Canyon Club, Harbor View Restaurant, Axelsson’s Blue Claw, Cape Liquors, Moose Lodge, Old Grange, Historic Cold Spring Village, Hawk Haven Vineyards. VILLAS Lower Township Construction, Lower Township Municipal, Apex Realty, Curl Up and Dye, Fish and Fancy, Villas Liquor, Snippers Salon, Jake’s Bar and Grill, Kiddie Closet, Cape Savings Bank, Cohwen’s Ink Emporium, Wawa, Wing It, Bella Mangiata.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Exit Zero, Vol. 8, No. 31 - September 15, 2010  

A sprightly sheet full of sprays of the old ocean.