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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Wednesday, November 3, 2010 ¯ Vol. 8, No. 39 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Going For Gold... Winners At The Phantom Ball

David Bockius, Katie McGinley, Gloria Manahan as Ken and Barbies and milkmaid Lisa Auricchio at the Phantom Ball Friday Aleksey Moryakov (see pages 3-17)

Cape May’s Halloween Parade

See pages 18-28


It’s The FISHING Issue!

Check Out Our AMAZINGLY USEFUL Guide To What’s Happening In Cape May

Jeanne Ruddy Dance and much more on pages 4-5

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The Almanac THURSDAY November 4 Rainy


High Temperature: 62 Low Temperature: 45 Chance of Rain: 70% Sunrise: 7:30am Sunset: 5:56pm High Tides: 6:51am, 7:10pm Low Tides: 12:15am, 12:54pm

FRIDAY November 5 Mainly sunny


High Temperature: 56 Low Temperature: 42 Chance of Rain: 20% Sunrise: 7:32am Sunset: 5:55pm High Tides: 7:40am, 8pm Low Tides: 1:04am, 1:47pm

SATURDAY November 6 Mainly sunny


High Temperature: 53 Low Temperature: 41 Chance of Rain: 20% Sunrise: 7:33am Sunset: 5:54pm High Tides: 8:27am, 8:50pm Low Tides: 1:51am, 2:38pm

Inside This Issue «The Coffee Break Page................. Page 12

«Activity of the Week.................... Page 77

«Ramblings From the Editor..........Page 13

«The Dating Column..................... Page 79

«Food & Drink Guide.................... Page 21

«Health & Beauty Guide................ Page 84

«The Contest Page......................... Page 24 «Christmas Parade Fundraisers.... Page 27 «Spouty Offy................................. Page 35 « Customer Service..........................Page 41 « The Old Fogey............................. Page 47

«Bird Droppings............................ Page 93

« The Shopping Guide................... Page 57

«Short Story: “Ghost Ship”............ Page 101

«The Answer Lady........................ Page 59

«About Exit Zero........................... Page 111

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

Reader Quote Of The Week

“Keep up the great work. Exit Zero is the greatest! Thank you.” – Jillian Burris

$10.99 Food Menu All Winter Long! THE BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN TOWN! Wednesday, November 3

TERRY-OKE Friday, November 5


High Temperature: 51 Low Temperature: 45 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:34am Sunset: 4:53pm High Tides: 8:14am, 8:38pm Low Tides: 2:38am, 2:28pm

High Temperature: 56 Low Temperature: 45 Chance of Rain: 0% Sunrise: 6:35am Sunset: 4:52pm High Tides: 9:01am, 9:27pm Low Tides: 2:25am, 3:18pm

« Great Things To Do .................... Page 90 « The Cape May Crossword .......... Page 99



«Adopt An Animal.........................Page 86

« A Cape May Lover....................... Page 53

SUNDAY November 7 Mainly sunny

MONDAY November 8 Sunny

«The Movie Column....................... Page 85

Saturday, November 6

FORMERLY KNOWN AS Sunday, November 7


25 Cent Wings & 1/2 Price Cheesesteaks HAPPY HOUR 4-7pm Monday thru Thursday 1/2 Price Drinks

Tuesday, November 10


$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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Myra, Kate

Miss Hollywood and escort Skeleton Sam

Cherry Garcia: Michael and Wendy Kline



WE HAVE A LARGE GLUTEN FREE MENU AVAILABLE! SUNDAY FOOTBALL SPECIAL $2.99 Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches Every Sunday 12-6pm at the bar



Award Winning Lunch & Dinners!

Lunch • Dinner Thin Crust Brick-Oven Pizza

1200 Route 109 South, Cape May (609) 884-BONE (2663)


Thursday 11/4

Friday 11/5

Saturday 11/6

Tour the Emlen Physick Estate Visit the Cape May of more than 100 years ago on a guided tour of Cape May s Emlen Physick Estate, the magnificent Stick Style mansion attributed to renowned Victorian architect Frank Furness. A tour of the 15 beautifully-restored rooms gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Victorians. Tours take approximately 45 minutes and conclude with a visit to the Carriage House Gallery where you can see the current exhibit. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Call (609) 884-5404.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) If you snored through the Shakespeare portion of your English classes in school, you owe it to yourself to see this play and make up for lost time. The actors promise to present you with all the juiciest parts of Shakespeare’s entire oeuvre in less than two hours, and they absolutely deliver. You may want to dust off your Cliffs Notes on Hamlet before you attend, but even audience members with a marked Shakespeare aversion will be laughing like crazy. The show begins at 8pm at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, and tickets are $35. Call (609) 8841341 for reservations. Cabanas Are You Smarter than a bartender? 9pm Copper Fish Geno White Duo Hemingway’s Half-price martinis and jazz Merion Inn Jazz Trio Pilot House Jay Bethel, 8pm

Fabulous Friday Every Friday in November, selected merchants on the Washington Street Mall will donate a portion of their sales to local non-profit organizations in an effort to give back during the month of Thanksgiving. Hilary Pritchard of the Whale’s Tale began this practice four years ago, and now a variety of businesses are participating, including Across the Way, Good Scents, Love the Cook, Madame’s Port, The Mad Batter, Winterwood, and the Exit Zero store and gallery. Each business selects the non-profit their proceeds will benefit, but with local organizations benefitting animal welfare, nature preservation, food closets and arts programming, you can’t really go wrong. If you’re interested in participating in Fabulous Fridays, contact Hilary Pritchard at (609) 884-4779. Cabanas Happy Hour with Zack Goebbell 4-7pm; 52 Pickup, 10pm Blue Pig Kate Delany, 6-9pm Cape May Winery Gourmet Cheese Fridays, 5-7pm Copper Fish Bill Caterini Hemingway’s DJ Jeff Walden, 9pm-closing Brown Room Live entertainment Mad Batter Geno White Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Pilot House Open Mic Night, 9pm Ugly Mug Evolution

Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Step back in time as the East Lynne Theater Company presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Homes’ Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials, just like the Sherlock Holmes radio series that NBC premiered in 1930. In this mystery, Holmes and Watson are on the case again – this time trying to discover how a precious blue stone ended up in the belly of a Christmas goose. See the performance at 8pm at the First Presbyterian Church at 500 Hughes Street. Tickets are $23 for adults, $13 for students, and free for children under 18. Call (609) 884-5898. Candlelight Walk at HCSV Enjoy a lovely autumn evening celebration as the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village host the annual Candlelight Walk from 5:30-7:30pm. Luminaries will line the paths and guide you to several of the village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Old-fashioned pulled pork, fresh bread and other popular items will be available at several buildings. Don’t miss this chance to savor the nip in the air, then combat it with a cup of hot cider. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Call (609) 898-2300 for more information. Axelsson’s Blue Claw George Karavan Cabanas Happy Hour with James Klapp, 4-7pm; Star 69, 10pm Copper Fish Bill Caterini Ebbitt Room Paul Sotille Jr, 6:30pm Brown Room Live entertainment Boiler Room Back2Life, 9pm Hemingway’s DJ Ronnie B dance party from 9pm-closing Mad Batter Blondage Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Ugly Mug Formerly Known As

Cabanas Free pool and beer pong Hemingway’s Country music and half-price specialty drinks at the bar. Pilot House Family Friendly Trivia Night, 7pm Ugly Mug Terry-Oke!

Some characters you may see at Cold Spring Village’s Candlelight Walk.


Monday 11/8

Tuesday 11/9

Coming Up...

Jeanne Ruddy Dance This performance marks the first time a dance company has ever graced Cape May Stage, and it promises to be an incredible event. Jeanne Rudy Dance, under the direction of former Juilliard instructor and summer resident Jeanne Ruddy, will deliver a re-imagined and restructured version of their fall season, which was performed in Philadelphia only a few days earlier. The program also features an improvisational interlude by jazz pianist Barry Miles with dance accompaniment. This 3pm matinee performance brings one of Philadelphia’s finest dance companies to Cape May. Don’t miss it if you’re interested in a live performance that offers less talking and more action. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling (609) 884-1341. Cabanas NFL action with NFL Sunday Ticket C-View $6.50 Bucket of Lites, $2.50 Yeunglings, 50 cent Wings during all Eagles, New York and Pittsburgh Games Hemingway’s NFL Sunday Ticket Lucky Bones $2.99 Cuban pulled pork sandwiches at the bar from 12-6pm Merion Inn George Mesterhazy Pilot House Complimentary bar snacks during football games Rio Station NFL Food and Drink Specials. Ugly Mug NFL games on bigscreen TVs, with 25-cent wings and half-price cheesesteaks.

St Barnabas Art Group SOMA NewArt Gallery hosts this exhibition of twelve regional artists, all affiliated with an artists’ group led by the late Father William Shelton of St. Barnabas Church in Villas, who began giving lessons in 1961. Featuring subjects ranging from still life to landscapes, there something here to please anyone. The gallery is open from 10-6pm daily in the Carpenters Square Mall. Call (609) 898-7488 for more information. Cabanas Monday Night Football Tailgate Party. Hemingway’s Margaritaville Mondays featuring half-price margaritas and island music Pilot House Complimentary bar snacks during Monday Night Football

Winter Wonderland Warm-Up From 6-8pm attendees can enjoy the season’s first cup of hot chocolate and various sweet and savory treats. Children are invited to visit with Mrs Claus, while grownups can enjoy a cash bar and take part in a silent auction to stock up on early holiday gifts, including prizes from the Virginia Hotel, the Blue Pig Tavern, and the Exit Zero store and gallery. The event is held in the Congress Hall ballroom, and proceeds benefit the West Cape May Christmas Parade. Tickets are $20 Back Corner Cafe Open Mic Night, 7pm Congress Hall Ballroom Winter Wonderland Warm Up Fundraiser, 6-8pm Ugly Mug Terrible Tuesday with DJ Jon K

Cape May Jazz Festival Cape May comes alive to the sounds of some of the most acclaimed jazz musicians in the country in this twice-yearly celebration of all things cool. At various venues throughout the town. Call Cape May Jazz Festival at (609) 884-7277 or visit www. Paranormal Evening at HCSV Ready for a ghost hunt that’s more Colonial than Victorian? Don’t miss your chance! On November 13 a mixture of psychic mediums and scientific investigators will interact with the public to teach them how paranormal investigations work. This includes everything from demonstrating infrared equipment to clairvoyancy. Get ready to have some spooky knowledge imparted on you.

Did we miss anything? Call our global headquarters at (609) 7708479, fax us at (609) 770-8481 or email

Jeanne Ruddy Dance presents the first-ever dance performance at Cape May Stage this Sunday.

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Susan and Glenn Browne

Served with French fries or baked potato & coleslaw


SEAFOOD GUMBO ...... $5.50/pint

TAKE-OUT SPECIALS FRIDAY, NOV. 5 & SATURDAY, NOV. 6 HOT COMBO APPETIZER SPECIAL 2 BBQ Clams, 2 Clams Casino, 2 Oysters Rockefeller $7.95

FRIED OYSTER PLATTER Served with Mac & Cheese and Stewed Tomatoes

Patti Sullivan, Tess Bell, Roe Studer, Joy


BROILED STUFFED FLOUNDER TOPPED WITH SHRIMP PLATTER Served with Baked Potato or French Fries & Coleslaw


Fisherman’s Wharf ª Cape May

609-884-3064 Call Ahead & We’ll Have It Waiting For You!

Clare and John Murphy, Chris South, Skip and Bobbie Schwester

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Diane Sengpiel, Pep Evans

Jurga, Uncle Paulie

Peter, Dora


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





Bucket of Lite's $6.50 • Yeungs $2.50 • Wings 50¢ each

1/2 Rack - $8.50

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

OUR INFAMOUS WING NIGHT! starting at 3pm

Eagles Games...

This weekend as a Courtesy to our opponents.... New York Games and Pittsburgh games as well! Game times only! NFL Ticket... 8 HDTV's ... Great place to watch the games!


Best Wings & Great Specials 

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

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Jennifer and Brent Dolbow

Lady Gaga and her meat: Nia and Eric Coombs

Rico, Mary


“IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, PLAY ON.” ~ William Shakespeare

Reserve Your Private Party for 2010 or 2011 Rehearsal Dinners Reunions Baby Showers Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

Serving Dinner Friday and Saturday from 5pm Reservations Recommended Gift Certificates Available!

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

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV Prime Steaks • Sensational Seafood Open Daily for: Breakfast, Lunch, Sunset Dining, Dinner Happy Hour and Late Night Entertainment

NFL Sunday Ticket

6 HD TVs, $2 Domestic Beers Watch every National Football League game on one of Hemingway’s 6 HD TVs this Sunday!

Susan Patti, Christina Patti, Tom Patti

NYJ @ DET 1:00PM TB @ ATL 1:00PM MIA @ BAL 1:00PM ARI @ MIN 1:00PM CHI @ BUF 1:00PM SD @ HOU 1:00PM

NO @ CAR 1:00PM NYG @ SEA 4:05PM IND @ PHI 4:15PM KC @ OAK 4:15 DAL @ GB 8:20PM PIT @ CIN (Monday)

Sunday Night Family Night

one free child (under 14) entree from the lil’ Hemingway’s menu per adult entree

Margaritaville Monday

1/2 Price Margaritas & Island Music @ the bar $21.95 All you can Eat Dungeness Crabs

Surf & Turf Tuesday $28

prime beef filet mignon and lobster tail.

Wednesday: Prime Rib Night $13.95 Country Music & 1/2 price Specialty Drinks @ the bar

Anna, Peter, Allison Scriboni

Thursday: Land & Sea Buffet $25.95 Jazz & 1/2 Price Martinis @ the bar

Friday: DJ Jeff Walden

Dance and Party from 9pm till closing

Saturday: DJ Ronnie B

Dance and Party from 9pm till Closing

Hemingway’s Bar Features: 6 High Def TV’s With MLB Extra Innings

1045 Beach Avenue • 609.884.5611 Tinn, Greg, Alex

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Eat In/Take Out


Catering for Any Event! Open at 7am

Featuring Delicious Seafood Specials & The Depot’s Signature Soups... changing daily. BEGIN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING WITH THE DEPOT!!!

We are now booking events and preparing party trays for the upcoming holiday season. PLAN YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH US! We will be preparing full thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings. Call us for details and to make arrangements.

Lisa and Chris Perillo

409 Elmira Street, Cape May (Next to the Train Station) • 609-884-8030

NOW SELLING OUR POPULAR BLENDS “BY THE BAG!” Now Offering lunch time local delivery service

“Gluten Free” Bagels and Bread!


OPEN MIC NITE! Tuesday Nights from 7pm

Matt, Elsie and Mike McCloskey, Erin Royston, Kim and Pat McKenna

609-886-2323 3860 Bayshore Road North Cape May, NJ 08204 (North Cape May Shopping Center - The “Old Bayshore 8”)

Specialty Coffee Drinks • Teas • Smoothies Breakfast Bagels • Wraps • Bakery Items Sandwiches • Soups • Salads Daily Specials


Tim and Janice Zerbe

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With 7 HDTV’s you won’t miss a minute of the NFL action! $2 Bud and Bud Lights during all games

Macgrauber, Laura, Ray-Ray, Donna

MONDAY Wing Night!

35¢ wings! $2 Bud and Bud Lights!


(starting at 9pm) Free Pool & Bear Pong! Tabletop B-Pong & Flip Cup Tourneys $1 Drafts, $2 Domestics, $3 Imports

THURSDAY $5 Drink & Food Specials

Are You Smarter Than A Bartender? (7pm) Bar Trivia Game Win $20 Gift Card All You Can Eat Alaskan Crabs $19.99 Becky, Anthony, Allissa, Anna, Margie

FRIDAY Happy Hour (4-7) featuring Zack Goebbell 52 Pickup (10pm)

SATURDAY Happy Hour (4-7) featuring James Klapp STAR 69


(609) 884-4800 At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur St. John Silva, Lorraine Phillips, Rick and Jenn Hubbs

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The Police Blotter

Every week we feature quirky police reports from small towns across America. Found on the website RIO GRANDE, NM: 1:34pm — A Hernandez caller said her boyfriend was destroying the house. Police couldn’t locate the residence. – Rio Grande Sun

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. Is caviar a delicacy in your country? Ikra eto delikates v vashei strane? Here is how your Russian-speaking friend is likely to respond: Ne stol’ko delikates, skol’ko odin iz glavnyh elementov na stole, nevazno bogat ty ilio net. Which translates to: It’s not so much a delicacy as a staple – whether rich or poor there is caviar on your table. –Tanya Zotava

Weird Word Of The Week

Honeyfuggle One might try to honeyfuggle their way out of a bad situation by deceiving the opposite party with sweet-talk.

A Story From The Past

Don Pocher

THIS picture is of Joseph Schellinger’s General Store which was located along Lafayette Street on the site of what is now the Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club. The pavilion behind the store shown with a f lag on top was used to rent boats, and out of view behind it was a small lumberyard operated by the Schellinger family. Every building shown is now gone with the exception of one, the octagonal Josiah Schellinger house that stood next to the store. – 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 what miniature golf course has these greens, then 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 fullsize, 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 exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

AFRICAN Lungfish are capable of living out of water for up to two years because – as their name suggests they have developed the ability to breath both above and below the surface. They await the return of higher water levels by burrowing underground.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J It is better to be the hammer then the anvil. 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 boneless spare ribs and pork fried rice. 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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Ramblings From The Editors


Ideas, idle gossip and occasionally important odds ’n’ ends

HE 34th Cape May Jazz Festival will be held next week, from Friday, November 12 through Sunday. The headline act is The Yellowjackets, whose 20th album, Lifecycle, was nominated for a Grammy last year. Let’s hope the festival is another first-class celebration of great music, because the jazz festival has had a tough time of it recently – like many arts organizations, it has lost precious grant funding as a result of the recession, and a few months ago its founders, Carol Stone and Woody Woodland, quit the board after what they called “a nasty, wellplanned conspiracy by a few members of the executive board and staff.” Then last week, California-based jazz musician, Winston Byrd, who has performed at many previous festivals, wrote a damning letter to a local paper that hung Carol and Woody out to dry. Notwithstanding the fact that it was the most interesting item to appear in this particular paper for a few years, it seemed a little harsh. Or, at least, it made you wonder why Mr Byrd never addressed his concerns to Carol and Woody in person. In any event, look for more details on the festival in next week’s paper. SPEAKING of the aforementioned cash crisis for arts groups, local mall businesses are doing their bit to give back to the community. For the fourth year in a row, Whale’s Tale is donating a portion of proceeds from sales on each Friday in November to non-profit groups in Cape May. This year, eight additional businesses will be joining them for what is being called Fabulous Friday on the mall, although we should say that one of those stores is not actually on the mall. That would be the Exit Zero Store and Gallery – we will be pitching in 10% of our proceeds


the Food Closet of Cape May. Any other businesses interested in participating in Fabulous Fridays should contact Hilary Pritchard at 884-4778. THERE was disappointment and bitterness lingering in the nooks and crannies of Exit Zero’s Global HQ on Monday following a quite outrageous decision by the judges at Congress Hall’s Phantom Ball on Friday night… the award for Best Couple did NOT go to our own Dan Mathers and his wife Tanya, even though their superbly executed Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland getup won lavish praise from ball-goers and some of the judges, too. It seems, however, that one of the judges, who was dressed up (unconvincingly) as the editor of a local newspaper, argued that Dan and Tanya should not get the prize because part of Tanya’s costume had been purchased at a store. Instead, the award for Best Couple went to – as it is labeled on Halloween Adventure’s website – “Bollywood Beauty Deluxe Adult Costume Standard One-Size.” Not that Dan was surprised. At the dessert buffet earlier that evening, his offer to help the aforementioned editor as he struggled with a cupcake and a paper cup was met with a cold silence. “I don’t know what he has against me, but I could see then that we wouldn’t be getting HIS vote,” said Dan, who actually entered two contests over the weekend, in Cape May and in West Chester, PA, and came up empty on each occasion. “I lost to a brilliant, four-piece KISS ensemble up in West Chester,” said Dan. “THAT one I can at least understand.” There’s no word of how our other Phantom Ball contestant, Bi-Curious George, went down with party-goers and judges.


from sales on Fridays in November. “We celebrate November as a month of thanksgiving, but it also marks the 37th anniversary of Whale’s Tale on the mall, and we wanted to do something special,” said Hilary Pritchard, who with her husband, Chuck, owns Whale’s Tale. “Cape May is lucky to have exceptional non-profits that benefit the quality of life here for both local residents and visitors to our town. Times are especially tough for them, so we’d like to help, even if it is in a small way,” said Hilary. Joining Whale’s Tale and its sister store, Splash, this year are: Across the Way, Good Scents, Love the Cook, Madame’s Port, The Mad Batter, Winterwood… and us! Cindy Huf, owner of Good Scents, says, “It’s an added reason to shop locally and know that proceeds benefit those serving our community in so many cultural, environmental and humanitarian ways.” Last year, non-profits that received funds included Animal Outreach, Center for Community Arts, Nature Center of Cape May, Cape May Film Festival, Cape May Stage, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, Cape May Stage, East Lynne Theater Company, and

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • COCKTAILS Breakfast & Lunch • Fri. thru Mon. 8am-3pm Breakfast Tues, Wed & Thurs 8:30 – 11:30am Dinner Thursday through Monday

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHTS Thursday, Nov 4 & Monday, Nov. 8 30% Off Food

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine



Friday, Nov. 5 - GENO WHITE

Lunch • Dinner • Take-Out • Catering 315 Ocean Street, Washington Commons Mall (609) 898-0088 •

Saturday, Nov. 6 - BLONDAGE


19 Jackson Street, Cape May 884-5970 •

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Seaside Cheese Co.

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Tuesday, November 9 • 7-9pm

20% Off Two Featured Cheeses 10% Off Rest of Store (excluding wine)


Brien, Becky, Katie, Marge, Lisa, Glorypie



BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER Open Friday & Saturday 7am-9pm & Sunday 7am-8pm

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

Delicious Homemade Specials Beach Avenue & Grant Street, Cape May 884-3772 •

Alice and the Mad Hatter: Tanya and Dan Mathers

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Jake and Missy McCabe

Gail and Craig Fitz

Melissa and Skip Jastremski


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

The Countdown is on...

Our Last Night is Saturday, Nov. 13

Freshest Ingredients • Fantastic Specials • Friendly Atmosphere • Reservations Recomended

SERVING DINNER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 5PM 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May • (609) 884-7660 •

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Sherman and Snookie

Deb and Richard Crossley

Christine Gallagh, Tanya Muniak


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.

So try it today, and bring grandmom along, too…. She’ll love you for it!

Here’s more to like....

10% OFF

Just tell your server you saw this ad!

NEW CAFE MENU... Quiche of the Day • Wraps Panini of the Day • Entrée Salads


For reservations ... 609-884-5111

Carriage House at the Physick Estate

1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ • 609-884-5404 Operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)


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Bi-Curious George aka Jon Roth, Tanya Mathers

Denis Zaitsev

Paul Lettieri, Trish Ternae


Join us Jazz Fest Weekend Fri. Nov. 12: cocktail piano with

Keith Rippey Sat. Nov. 13: intimate guitar with

Mark Sganga **Great Music, No Cover**

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Sunday, October 24: Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX STEIGER



Serving Dinner from 5pm on Friday & Saturday 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! Includes Crabcake Sandwich, Fish & Chips, Bag of Donuts, Chef George’s Soup du Jour & much more!


JoAnn Reagan dancers

Re s e r va t i o n s : 6 0 9 - 8 8 4 - 5 8 7 8 9 9 1 O c e a n D r ive, C a p e M ay w w w. b l u e c l aw r e s t a u r a n t . c o m


Derek Lutz, Katie Smith, Sam Rauer, Ryan Bailey

Open Every Day!


Lower Cape May Regional Marching Band

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Washington Inn’s

Sunday, October 24: Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX STEIGER

the wine bar

John Reif

WASHINGTON INN OPEN for DINNER This Friday & Saturday NOVEMBER 5 & 6 - @ 5:00 PM the wine bar OPEN every Friday & Saturday @ 5:00 PM dinner & small plate menu Make your Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations today... SERVING DINNER 1-7 PM Ask about Thanksgiving Dinner to Go! Call 609.884.5697 for details.

Lower Cape May Regional Marching Band

the wine bar 801 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-5697 reservations accepted

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

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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?

L, D

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




B, L, D

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




B, L

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




A CA MIA 524 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-6661

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

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

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

AVALON COFFEE 7 Gurney Street (609) 898-8088

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

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

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


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




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.


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




BACKSTREET 600 Park Boulevard (609) 884-7660

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


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




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

“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




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

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


$15-$28 Cards: V, MC




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

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




CABANAS 429 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-4800

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


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




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

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






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

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


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




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

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


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




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.


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





Onsite parking

Handicap accessible

Takeout available

Other details

Dog-friendly patio

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Bella Vída Cafe Serving Breakfast & Lunch 8:00am-2:30pm Closed Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunday, October 24: Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX STEIGER

Anastasia McPherson

Belly Buster Special ALL YOU CAN EAT FLAPJACKS & COFFEE! 8:00 – 10:00AM Monday thru Friday Choose from Sweet Potato, Multigrain or Buttermilk Just $5.99 including tax

(609) 884-6332

406 No. Broadway, West Cape May

Fran Gagliardi, Lill Hass, JoAnn Cicchino

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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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?
















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.


CUCINA ROSA 301 Washington Street Mall (609) 898-9800

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


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.

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

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


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

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


$12-$28 V, MC




HARBOR VIEW 954 Ocean Drive (609) 884-5444

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




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

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


V, MC, AE, D




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

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

B, L, D

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




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

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

B, L





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

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

B, L, D

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




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

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


For tables of eight or more


MAD BATTER 19 Jackson Street (609) 884-5970

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





Onsite parking

L, D

B, L, D

Handicap accessible

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

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

$4-$18 V, MC


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

Takeout available

Other details

Dog-friendly patio

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunday, October 24: Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade

Monty LoSasso


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 FISHING HOOK... 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 Prize: THE BAYSHORE ANSWERS OCTOBER 13 ISSUE: CLIP ART Page 70 - Italian Garden Ad FAKE AD Page 80 - Chariot Rides Ad

Actual Size Shown Here:

This Week’s Prize: FISH AND FANCY

WHEN YOU FIND THE ANSWER(S)... ENTER BY ONE OF THESE WAYS: 1. E-mail your name and address along with the answer to: 2. Mail us your name, address, and answer(s) on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper to:

CONTEST WINNERS - OCTOBER 13: CLIP ART WINNERS Olga Corcoran - Wildwood Crest, NJ Kathleen Olsack - North Cape May, NJ

Exit Zero Publishing, 109 Sunset Boulevard, Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Entries Deadline Date: Tuesday, November 16. Draw Date: Wednesday, November 17 One entry per address or email address. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

FAKE AD WINNERS: Tom & Linda McAlpin - Havertown, PA Bill Natale - Yardley, PA

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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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?

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.


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




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

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


$18-Market V, MC, AE, D




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

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




OYSTER BAY 615 Lafayette Street (609) 884-2111

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


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




PETER SHIELDS 1301 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-9090

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


$22-$39 V, MC, D




THE PILOT HOUSE 142 Decatur Street (609) 884-3449

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

L, D

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




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




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

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




TISHA’S 318 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-9119

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

B, L, D

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




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

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




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




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





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

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


$18-$35 V, MC, AE




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




WASHINGTON INN 801 Washington Avenue (609) 884-5697

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


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





Onsite parking

Handicap accessible

Takeout available

Other details

Dog-friendly patio

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Sunday, October 24: Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade

Sue and Harry Farrell

Roberta and Charlie

John and Karen Herman


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Warming Up For The Christmas Parade

Sweet treats and good eats help raise funds for the West Cape May Christmas Parade


OTHING rings in the holiday season like the West Cape May Christmas Parade. Colored lights are strung up and down Broadway, neighbors and friends line the streets and congregate on porches, and the procession of decorated fire trucks, hand-made floats and musical and dance acts ensure that onlookers never grow bored. Plus, there’s usually a lot of candy flying through the air, and that keeps everyone happy. This yearly event is organized by “Parade Lady” Charlotte Daily, whose efforts (along with help from many local volunteers) have made the parade possible for over 40 years. The event is not supported by tax dollars and relies on donations of time, talent and money from community members. Since last year the Borough of West Cape May has been assisting Mrs Daily and the parade volunteers by assisting with fundraising activities. There will be two more fundraisers this season for the West Cape May Christmas Parade. The first is the Winter Wonderland

Dancers in last year’s parade spreading plenty of holiday cheer.

Warm-Up, held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, November 9. Guest are invited to rev up their Christmas cheer in Grand Ballroom, where they can enjoy the season’s first cup of hot chocolate and other sweet and savory treats. The event includes a silent auction to stock up on early holiday gifts. Prizes include gift certificates to the Ebbitt Room, the Virginia Hotel, and the Blue Pig Tavern, as well as a goody bag and gift certificates

to the Exit Zero Store and Gallery. Plus, you can consider the $20 price of admission as your first holiday gift of the year: a gift to the Christmas Parade. The final fundraiser will be held at the West Cape May Fire Company Hall from 4:30-7:30pm on November 20. Stop by the fire hall and enjoy a home-cooked roast pork dinner provided by the West Cape May Volunteer Fire Company. The menu includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, salad, dessert and a beverage. The $15 ticket can be purchased at the door, and supports the parade twice-over: your donation will help fund the parade, and your dinner is guaranteed to put some meat on your bones to fend off the winter weather come parade night. With all these tasty seasonal events upcoming, there’s no excuse not to start your holiday early this year by attending the Winter Wonderland Warm-Up or Fire Hall Dinner (or both). If you’d like to donate your time or services to the parade, contact the Parade Lady at (609) 884-4748 to get involved.

Southern Italian, Seafood & Steaks, Pasta, Veal & Chicken

ODMOTHERS NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS! Dinner Friday, Saturday & Sunday From 5pm

Dinner Friday, Saturday & Sunday From 5pm


Only $19.95

898-0100 (609) 898-0100

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

EARLY BIRDS • FRI., SAT. & SUN. • 5:00-5:30 Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert • $16.95

Broadway & Sunset ~ 884-4543

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Sunday, October 24: Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade

Ray and Joyce Mueller

Mike and Leslie Messler

Randy and Gina Gilbert






BURGER MANIA all day & all night


with all the fixin’s and salad - $16


Served with salad & corn on the cob $25

CODFISH CAKES, MACARONI AND CHEESE with Stewed Tomatoes & Salad $16




LONDON BROIL With Jack Daniels Mushroom Gravy & Salad $16

Fairly Irregular PIZZA NIGHT

Fairly Irregular PIZZA NIGHT

ROASTED PRIME RIB with Salad - $16


954 OCEAN DRIVE, CAPE MAY • 609-884-5444 Between


G a r d e n S tat e P a r k way & W i l dwo o d C r e s t O n


B ay


H a r bo r V i e w M a r i na

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Holmes And Watson On The Case Again


A new mystery arrives in Cape May for Sherlock Holmes Weekend

HIS weekend Sherlock Holmes and his able accomplice Dr Watson will make an appearance in Cape May. They’ll do their best to solve a new mystery (penned by John Alavarez) titled “The Case of the Demons in a Padded Room.” In this story, Holmes and Watson return to the scene of their first encounter, the Berkshire Sanatorium, in the hopes of discovering who, or what, is lurking within Room 92. The answer may be so sinister that the crimesolving team will need to enlist your help. The mystery weekend begins on Friday, November 5 at 8:30pm, where participants can enjoy the “The Case of the Demons” at the Inn of Cape May. To quicken your deductive reasoning, a cash bar will also be available. The following day, sleuths can take part in the self-guided Search For Clues. This event, which runs from 1-3pm on Saturday, will take visitors to a selection of Cape May’s Victorian properties, where they will uncover clues and complete an answer sheet for a chance to be the Sherlock Holmes Weekend grand prize winner.

Cast members of ELTC’s “The Blue Carbuncle.”

On Sunday at 12:30, participants will reunite with Holmes at the Inn of Cape May, where the detectives will reveal the solution to the mystery over lunch. There the winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Weekend packages are available at $180 per couple or $95 per person, and there is also an option for an overnight package including accommodations, breakfast, and a dinner gift certificate for $270 per person.

 

No w O p en FRI - MON 4 p.m. to 11 pm

 Happy Hour   Lite Fare Menu  Drink & Food Specials  Watch Your Favorite Sports Teams In Hi Def On Our Flat Screen TV’s

INFO (609) 884-3500

501 Beach Ave  Cape May 1st Floor in the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel

To purchase tickets, call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities at (609) 884-5404. If you prefer to sit back and let the professionals do the crime-solving, you’re in luck: East Lynne Theater Company’s “Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” will show on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. This production, staged in the style of a vintage radio broadcast with live sound effects and commercials, harkens back to the golden age of radio, specifically to the Sherlock Holmes radio series that NBC premiered in October of 1930. In “The Blue Carbuncle,” Holmes and Watson do their best to discover how a precious blue stone ended up in a cooked goose’s belly on Christmas Eve. Tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for students, and free for children 18 and under. Performances are held at the First Presbyterian Church at 500 Hughes Street. For information and reservations, call (609) 884-5898. Break out your pipes and magnifying glasses. There’s a mystery afoot in Cape May, and it’s not going to solve itself.



Serving Dinner Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Breakfast and Lunch Saturday and Sunday

7 Ocean Street (609) 884-5555



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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s

Skylar Heacock, Meg Magill

Skylar Heacock Alison Patrick

Tara Patrizi, Jonathon Edmonds

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

Chardonnay Blush Port

Serving Dinner from 5:30pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday Tasting Room - Open Daily 12-5pm Winery Tours - Saturdays at 3pm

GOURMET CHEESE FRIDAYS Beach Avenue & Howard Street at the Hotel Macomber

(609) 884 8811

The winery will be pairing cheese with their award-winning wines from 5-7pm out on the veranda

711 Townbank Road, North Cape May (609) 884-1169 •

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Craig and DJ

Bob, Bette

Craig, DJ, Drew

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Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s

Red and Black

Bed Bugs

Anthony B, Ken


Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant



Fresh Fresh seafood seafood • • Tasty Tasty steaks steaks Copper-top bar • Free parking Copper-top bar • Free parking Bottle and draft beer

615 Lafayette St., Cape May 609-884-2111

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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The St. Barnabas Painters Exhibit At SOMA


Regional artists mount a show rich in local color

HIS Saturday, November 6, SOMA NewArt Gallery will host an opening artist’s reception for “The St. Barnabas Art Group,” an exhibit of paintings by twelve regional artists. The St. Barnabas Painters were formed by the late Father William Shelton of the St. Barnabas Church in Villas, who originated his first painting class in 1961 and instructed hundreds of artists. Father Shelton’s dedication to the arts challenged many students to discover and perfect their talents. The group continues to meet weekly at their Cold Spring studio, and will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year. The exhibition features selected paintings by twelve artists, including Peg Dittmar, Fury Feraco and Valerie Waywell, whose works are shown at right. The artists will showcase their unique styles, varying in subject from seascapes to f lorals to figurative work. The reception runs from 6-8pm at the gallery, located in the Carpenters Square Mall at 31 Perry Street. For more information, call (609) 898-7488.

Clockwise from above: Valerie Waywell’s “Jersey Girl 2,” Fury Feraco’s “Higbee Beach Dune,” and Peg Dittmar’s “Waiting for the Eggs to Hatch.”

Grand Hotel Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Presented in our 5th floor Penthouse Ballroom with panaramic views of the atlantic coast Enjoy herb roasted Turkey, honey Bourbon glazed Ham and slow roasted Prime Rib carving station, Stuffed Flounder Florentine, traditional trimmings including homemade seasonal soups, tossed and Caesar salads, mashed and sweet potatoes, vegetables, homemade desserts and more!

$27.95 for Adults $12.95 for Children 12 & under Reservations Required

1045 Beach Avenue • 609.884.5611 •

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Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s

Lamar, Paul

Mad DJ

Donna, Colleen


Fruit Smoothies and Frozen Coffee Drinks.!

Delicious breakfast & lunch sandwiches

Authentic Italian Cuisine Seafood & Fine Dining

Prime Rib Special

New York Strip Steak • Filet Mignon Veal Cutlet • Center Cut Pork Chops

Saturday & Sunday


Authentic Italian Cuisine

PRIME RIB SPECIAL - Saturday & Sunday Early Birds EARLY BIRDS - Sunday-Friday 3:30-5:30pm

Sunday - Friday 3:30 - 5:30pm

The Cape May Store is closed for the season. Please visit the North Cape May store which is open everyday!

Seafood & Fine Dining

York Steak• Fresh Rolled Old World Bagels ••New Muffins • Strip Croissants •Filet Mignon• Cookies • Cinnamon Buns • Smoothies Cut Pork Chops• Specialty Coffees and Drinks ••Center Cappuccinos • Lattes •Veal Cutlet•

3704 BAYSHORE ROAD, NORTH CAPE MAY Rd., N. Cape May • 889-6610 3704 Bayshore Bayshore North Cape May (609) 846-0040 Cape Plaza Shopping3704 Center (next toRoad, Burger King) OPEN DAILY FROM 6:30AM

(Cape Plaza Shopping Center) • (609) 889-6610


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


4:11 PM

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

A Cape May County Thanksgiving Tradition

I WAS at Poverty Beach and this fisherman says to me that he needs some tackle... so I tackled him! Come to find out that fishing tackle is quite different than a football tackle. Who knew? – Erma

Early Birds 1 to 2:30 p.m. “Just Like Mom’s”

*** CAPE May seriously needs a fishing pier ... seriously! – Cape May *** I’VE always wanted to try fly fishing... imagine flying and fishing at the same time... Awesome! – Cape May *** FLY fishing? Why would anyone want to fish for flies? Shouldn’t you just swat them? – Cape May *** WHY do you need a license to fish in fresh water... it’s not like you are driving in the water! – West Cape May *** I SWEAR to cod! – Cape May

Thanksgiving Platters

*** JELLYFISH do not taste like jelly at all... yuck! – Cape May

Fresh Roasted Whole Turkey Dinner


with all the trimmings

WHEN you hear the word sushi you think of raw fish, but sushi really just means rice. It should really be called Sakana. – Erma


*** SOME guy started asking me all kinds of questions about fishing... I guess it was a fishing poll! - Cape May ***

I KNOW that the value of gold is currently high so I was wondering if you know of any jewelry stores that buy GOLDFISH? – Cape May ***


AND what is up with Silverfish... they are not even fish! – Cape May

MACKEREL are lucky fish because they are sacred... I always hear people saying Holy Mackerel! - Cape May

*** I WONDER if Dogfish and Catfish get along in the sea. – Cape May *** I DON’T go to a gym because I just figured I’d eat mussels and get stronger. – Erma

$7.99 kids

Each platter includes half-off one Holiday Dessert: Eat-in only

IS A seahorse a fish, a mammal or something altogether different? – Cape May

I SAW on the internet that people actually go spear fishing... but why would someone try to catch a spear? I wonder what they use for bait. And wouldn’t it just be easier to just buy a spear? – Cape May


$12.99 adults


*** I OVERHEARD some lady talking about a Jesus Fish...I’d really like to catch one of those. Maybe you automatically get into heaven if you do! - Cape May

Ourh 24at r! ye

T homake lefto e the vers

10-12 lb. • Serves up to 6 guests Reservation & deposit required

“Just Like Mom’s”

Thanksgiving Platters Your choice of ham, turkey or ham & turkey

$13.99 adults

$8.99 kids

Refills on adult platters $6.99 Each platter includes half-off one Holiday Dessert: Eat-in only Served from 2:30 to 8:00 p.m.

A select menu of Rio Favorites also available Happy Holidays to you & your family from the Rio Family Dinner served from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To make your reservations call:


Grande Center Shopping Mall Rio Grande, New Jersey

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Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

From vineyard to garden, taste the best Cape May has to offer. Enjoy a 5-course wine pairing dinner featuring our special fall harvest menu and wines from Cape May Winery and Vineyard.

November 12 6pm

$69 per person Reservations: 609. 884.9090

Dave, Ken

1301 Beach Avenue • Cape May, NJ • 609.884.9090 •

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10/29/10 Higher Grounds announces something NEW for comfort food season. BUILD YOUR OWN GRILLED CHEESE!!!

9:08 AM

How about our Loaded Grilled Cheese. Or try our Grilled Cheese with Apple and honey mustard Or our Grill Cheese cinnamon, touch of honey & blueberry

Come on in and Get Cozy with some Organic Healthy Comfort Food.

Vince, Will, Ray, Gary, Doreen, Anthony

Open Every Day Except Wednesday FREE WiFi Hot Spot

(with purchase)

Pet Friendly Outdoor Seating

Coffee House & Organic Market 479 West Perry St. West Cape May (609) 884-1131 Christine, Karl, Bed Bugs

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Open Daily Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily and Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday

Check Out Our New Fall Menu and Small Plates!

Tara Patrizi

HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL Sunday thru Friday 5:00-6:30pm Buy One Entree Get One 1/2 Off with purchase on an appetizer

Curtis, Jennifer, Jim, Marjie

Little Red, Big Bad


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northern italian & contemporary american cuisine

Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV


Sidewalk Cafe & Children’s Menu 524 washington street mall, cape may 609-884-6661 •

Locally Grown!


The New Other White Meat!

Locally Sold!

Steven Persons, Chris Jones, Martin LaSerre

Looks Like Fish... Tastes Like Fish But Not Made From Fish!

(Ingedients: Potatoes, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Yellow #5, Spam, Water, Salt)

By Phone Order Only... (609) 770-8479

Theresa Bedbug, Linda “Clumzo” Shanko

Tracy Sandbay, Lisa Mills

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Saturday, October 30: GABLES Halloween Party At Aleathea’s

Barry and Elaine Miles

Eileen, Ginnie

Jerry Fred, Norman Bernard


CAPE MAY BAKERS Fine pastries • hearth-baked wholegrain breads donuts • decadent desserts and more Daily lunch items including: quiche • stuffed breads pasta salads • soups • veggie tarts and more

• Gourmet teas and coffees including

Grounds for ChangeTM organic fair trade coffee!


All of Our Fine Baked Goods are Made Daily Right on the Premises!

All recipes are vegetarian and many vegan friendly items are available.

Beautifully Decorated Cakes for Every Special Occasion.

(Wedding cake orders by appointment only!)

482 West Perry Street, Cape May | (609) 884-7454 |

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Exit Zero Goes On Vacation, Again And Again

Linda and Bob Steenrod took “EZ” with them on a recent trip to New Hampshire

Michele Girard in Las Vegas


Stop By and Try Our Delicious Fresh Roasted Coffee!

* Christmas Stockings Custom Knit - Order Now! * Easy 1 Skein Projects to Knit or Crochet


• Entrelac • Beginner Classes • Baby Surprise Jacket

FIBER ARTS YARN SHOP 315 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ


ADVERTISE HERE FOR ONLY $42 PER WEEK Gourmet foods, items and accessories 404 Washington Street Mall, Cape May 609-884-9292 •


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Customer Service


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

ERVING is a high-stress job. I often dream that I can’t keep up with my tables, or that I’m trapped in the walk-in refrigerator while guests impatiently wait for their food in the dining room. I dream about dozens of customers trampling me as they pile through the door, shouting for beef tartare and poached fish. I drop bowls of steaming clam chowder on Versace dresses, get quadruple-sat by a conniving hostess, and realize, just as I’m about to take the order from a party of 53 restaurant critics, that I can’t find a pen. When the job isn’t overtaking my sleep, it’s keeping me from it. I’ll be in the middle of a lovely dream involving Anderson Cooper and a bubble bath, when my subconscious remembers the bottle of Pellegrino I forgot to bring for table one, or the oyster fork that never made it to the real-life food critic on table three. Suddenly, I’m transported from Anderson’s arms back to reality. It’s four in the morning, and I’m counting oyster forks instead of sheep. With all the anxiety inherent to fine

dining, it’s important to keep a good sense of humor. Luckily, no matter how stressed they are, restaurant employees are always up for a laugh. A cook might take a welldeserved break during a 14-hour day to fashion an obscene sculpture, using only potatoes and a freakishly long carrot, on the boss’ desk. I’ve seen office supplies despoiled with Saran Wrap, pieces of stinky cheese hidden in desks, and pictures of our chef’s face Photoshopped onto half-naked models from a gay travel magazine. These may seem like juvenile shenanigans for a Zagat-rated establishment, I know, but they help keep the collective stress level in check. On a busy Saturday

night, after the VIP has sent back his entrée for the third time and his date has started screeching because she’s found a bone in her monkfish, stumbling across a piece of risqué vegetable art is a nice reminder that this is, after all, only dinner. I have succumbed to this kind of immaturity once or twice myself. Looking over the reservation list, one comes across some pretty unfortunate names – like Carl Fuker, Harry Hyde, and Richard Seaman, party of ten. I can’t help but snicker when I hear the inevitable: “So we’re expecting a lot of Seaman tonight,” or “I hope everyone’s prepared for all the Seaman coming our way.” Of course, when Mr Seaman does arrive, we welcome him, poised and collected. It’s only behind the scenes that we revert back to giggling schoolchildren. Who can blame us? Amid all the collared shirts and expensive wine of a fancy dining room, it’s nice to delight in some silliness. Adulthood, like fine dining, can get pretty stuffy every now and again – and that, like a sweet dream about Anderson Cooper, is no laughing matter.



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The Old Fogey

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


ISHING with line and hook is not the sport of a gentleman. I used to think differently, and had a whole wall of my study in the D’Catur Mansion covered in stuffed trophies, from a 30-foot great white shark to a school of angry piranhas to a rather surprised-looking goldfish by the name of Flaubert (whom I had snared by accident when practicing f ly-casts in the study: one went long, and as it passed over Flaubert’s bowl he leapt a foot in the air and snagged the hook. It was not the hook that killed him, but his subsequent high-speed landing into the mouth of one of the pirhanas. It seemed a mark of respect to have him stuffed and on display, though after we removed him from the piranha’s jaws, he was much the worse for wear.) In those days I regarded fishing with line and hook as the mark of a gentleman, a noble warrior’s pastime. But then one fine weekend I was fishing off Cape May Point with Ernie Hemingway, and, catching my line on some underwater obstacle, resolved to dive down and free it. I stripped

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off, put my Bowie knife ‘tween my teeth and dived in. I battled my way down to the end of the line, and saw through the murk that it was wrapped around the fingers of a statue of Poseidon, proof at last that Cape May is in fact the very tip of the lost city of Atlantis. I was about to explore further when I saw a f lash of silver in the water by my head, turned, and then felt an agonizing pain in my cheek as a terrible yank pulled me back to the surface. As I f loundered and fought,

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spitting blood and seawater, I saw Ernie on the distant shore, shouting and wrestling with his rod. The bugger had snagged me and was dragging me towards the beach. I am not one to give up lightly and so did not cut the line, but fought like a demon. I dived deep and when he least expected, rose to the surface and pulled him off his feet. I let him reel me partway in then erupted into f light, dragging him ten feet into the water. He dug his heels in, the pain of the hook caused me to momentarily pass out, and when I regained consciousness I was close to shore. Finally, weak from blood loss, I ran at him, and delivered a stunning blow to his temple with my fist. “TAGH THAD!” I burbled past the hook, and kicked the unconscious oaf in the ribs. It took me an hour with that little hook extractor to free myself, by which time I had resolved never to be so unsporting as to hook another fish again. Since that day, I have used only the speargun, hand grenades and low-yield nuclear warheads to fish. It’s the decent way.

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What Can You Do? This relaxed yet lively event is highlighted by an auction featuring some of our region’s most unique items. You have a chance to be part of this event by making a special tax-deductible contribution - an item or gift certificate that will help us raise funds to benefit the Foundation’s search for a cure to this life shortening disease.

Won’t you help? To donate or for more information, call Barbara Fischer at (609) 884-7552 or Robin Clarke, Director of Special Events at (610) 324-6001 Email: Website:

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Confessions Of A Cape May Lover


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

HERE are so many reasons to love the autumn, especially if you have good reason to celebrate an occasion. My plain white envelope arrived in the mail last Wednesday. From the familiar handwriting and return address I knew it was from my in-laws. A card to commemorate our sixth wedding anniversary, I thought, as I ripped open the envelope. Indeed it was. Along with a computer print-out confirming a reservation for a two-night getaway on Halloween weekend. What could be more perfect?! There are moments when I feel particularly fatigued with the monotony of everyday routine: the bumpy, traffic-laden stretch from Exit 16W to Exit 13A, the ritualistic cooking, cleaning, and pet maintenance… it can weigh the spirit down. But an impromptu trip on a festive weekend in my favorite place? All of those stresses melt away. This trip serves two purposes: recreation (obviously) and business (real estate). This is a great opportunity to check

out some of the properties my parents are interested in, and what better time to scope out a neighborhood than on Halloween? For recreation, I’ll visit my usual haunts and stay at the Carroll Villa on 19 Jackson Street. It will be my first time staying there (although I’m acquainted with their bar) so I’m particularly excited about the accommodations. It always takes a little push for me to try something new, and an anniversary gift is the perfect reason. I wonder sometimes if the Cape


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Mayans grow tired of the steady stream of tourists. I pondered this thought as I sat in traffic Sunday morning near my home (the backyard of Giants Stadium). The miles and miles of cars clamoring to watch the game (granted, it was a Notre Dame/Army game) stretched farther than I could see, and I was disgruntled to say the least. The funniest part is that since I’ve moved to Bergen County (six years ago) I’ve only been to Giants Stadium once. Prior to that, I went at least three times a year for various events. I guess that’s how some Cape Mayans must feel sometimes about my feverish I-love-all-things-Cape-May chatter. I understand. I’m the college football fan and you’re me on the turnpike, trying to navigate around Giants Stadium – I mean, Cape May. Point taken. I also commiserate with those residents who may grow weary of the sightseers — I live near Soprano Land and have dealt with many detours and road blocks due to film crews. I cannot wait to escape my North Jersey world this weekend. Look for me – I’ll be the slow-driving, sightseeing tourist!

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ALL IRISH IMPORTS 401 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-4484

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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MondayFriday 11-4, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4.

BAY SPRINGS ALPACAS 542 New England Road Cape May (609) 884-0563

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

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

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

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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Open daily 10-6.

CAPE MAY SANDAL SHOPPE 108 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 898-3547

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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CAPE WINDS FLORIST 860 Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-1865

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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The Answer Lady


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 Dear Answer Lady I’ve been wondering – is it appropriate to buy a holiday gift for my boss? I like my boss; on the other hand I don’t want to look like I’m kissing up, plus I’m on a tight budget. – Strapped Dear Strapped Etiquette does not dictate that we race out to purchase something extravagant for everyone we know when the holidays roll around, particularly in these tough economic times. Since you’re friendly with your boss, you may want to make a thoughtful gesture, but that should be more than sufficient and it needn’t plunge you into debt. Use your imagination, and think about what your boss likes. If he or she has a sweet tooth, perhaps some muffins from Cape May Bakers, or pumpkin fudge from the Fudge Kitchen. If more savory treats

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fit the bill, maybe a cheese selection from Seaside Cheese, or a nice bottle of wine from any of our excellent local vineyards. If the boss is on a diet, head over to Kate’s Flowers or Cape Winds for a nice plant, or over to the Exit Zero store and gallery for a stylin’ EZ coffee mug. Any of these gifts will say “I’m thinking of you this holiday season,” minus the kiss-up factor. Dear Answer Lady One of my co-workers drags himself into work no matter what is wrong with

him – stomach virus, flu, bronchitis – it doesn’t matter. We work in a pretty small retail environment and this is ridiculous. He’s a nice guy otherwise, but flu season is now upon us, and short of breaking out the hazmat suits, how do the rest of us put up with it? – Dopey, for dealing with Sneezy Dear Dopey Do you actually have hazmat suits at your disposal? Perhaps if all of this pinhead’s colleagues agree to put one on, you may be able to get your point across without having to say a word. The Answer Lady doesn’t understand people like this. It’s important to have a strong work ethic, but there is a subtle narcissism at play in someone who apparently feels that the world will stop turning unless they and their germs punch in for the day. Presumably, hints along the lines of “Hey, George – you look like a pile of poop – why don’t you head home before you get the rest of us sick?” have not worked. If that is the case, you probably should go right to the boss to express your concerns, and let him or her deal with Sneezy. And please get a f lu shot!

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Lisa, Christina

Lisa, Scarecrow

Poison Ivy, The Joker


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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.


Open daily.

COHWEN’S INK EMPORIUM 1210 Bayshore Road Villas (609) 886-7767

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

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

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

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

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.


Open daily 10-5. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

GOOD SCENTS 327 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-0014

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

You’ll smell the sweet mix of candles 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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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, 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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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 Festivaland 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.

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

Just off the Washington Street Mall on Jackson Street.

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

Right in the middle of the Washington Street Mall.


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Tuesday, October 12: Chamber Of Commerce Installation Dinner PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

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Other Location: 15 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede ~ (856) 939-0230

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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

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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LOVE THE COOK 404 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-9292

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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Please call for store hours.

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

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

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

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

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.


Please call for an appointment.

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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Beach and nautical décor and gifts. Fun one of a kind items, and unique children’s toys.

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The Big Exit Zero Guide To Shopping in Cool Cape May

Where Exactly Is The Store Located?

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

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.

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SUNSET BEACH GIFT SHOPS Sunset Boulevard Cape May Point (609) 884-7079

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

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

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

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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WEDDINGS BY THE SEA 139 North Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-7900/866-459-7900

Right on Broadway in West Cape May, they’ll be on your left on your way into town.

If you want to get married in Cape May, visit Weddings by the Sea. They have all the know-how: the ability to help you plan and every accessory you’ll need. Their sand-pouring unity sets are the latest hit at local weddings.

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WEST END GARAGE 484 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 770-8261

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

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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Image: Puttin’ Food on theTable. 9” x 14” Oil on Panel. © 2010 Nancy Tankersley.

People at Work Paintings by Nancy Tankersley Held over through November 14! The Gail Pierson Gallery presents Nancy Tankersley to Cape May NJ for her first one-woman show in the area. The exhibit, titled “People at Work,” is 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 towns, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The exhibit continues to delight our visitors. We’ve extended through November 14. Don’t miss this one!

The Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. November Hours: 10am - 5 pm. Weekends 10 am - 7 pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


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Activity Of The Week

A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Visit the Alpacas at Bay Springs Farm


HERE’S nothing regal about an alpaca. Though their fibers make textiles fit for a queen, their antics suggest a court jester more than monarch. These natural comedians frolic in the field, make funny noises and display distinct personalities. It’s no wonder the people at Bay Springs Farm advertise them as natural stress-relievers. Alpacas are native to South America, where they were domesticated about 6,000 years ago. There are two types of alpacas – the Huacaya and the Suri. They weigh between 120 and 170 pounds when fully grown, live about 20 years, and are considered very tidy animals. The herd even designates a toilet area, which the females tend to visit together – probably to gossip about the males. Although they are generally quiet, they honk, hum and squawk when they are nervous. They can also spit, so don’t crowd them – stand back and laugh at them. Alpacas are smaller than llamas, limiting their use as beasts of burden, but their warm, lightweight fleece made them vital to the native cultures of South America.

Traditionally, the fleece was dyed to make colorful cloth, but even undyed yarn yields beautiful products. Before the 19th century, alpaca fiber and the soft, luxurious cloth it produces were reserved for royalty. By the Victorian age, alpacas had been discovered by textile manufacturers like Sir Titus Salt in Bradford, England, and the material became more widely available. If it had been less expensive, perhaps Victorian swimmers would have replaced their woolen swimming

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costumes with alpaca suits. Unlike wool, alpaca fiber contains no lanolin and is hypoallergenic. It is also naturally fire-resistant and water-repellent. Fashionistas in the United States have long been wearing alpaca, but the animals were not imported into this country until 1984. Now there are alpaca farms across the nation, including Bay Springs Farm, located on New England Road in Cape May. The farm is tucked back at the end of a long driveway. Park beside the house and visit the alpacas in the back before heading inside for some shopping. Holiday shoppers will find unique items, made more inviting by the crisp autumn weather. It’s hard to resist the mittens and scarves, the cozy blankets, and the non-chafing dress socks – perfect for the man who has everything. The soft fiber makes the baby products irresistible – tiny teddy bears and hats will make any baby smile. Knitters beware – the assortment of gorgeous yarns may bust your budget. Get some giggles, and some presents – visit the alpacas. Next week: Take a Road Trip to Atlantic City

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“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.”

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~ John Ray

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

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The Dating Column

Stella Dixon’s take on romance at the shore – where the odds are good, but the goods are odd.


HEN I started spending time with Ethan, a benchpressing, weight-lifting, Iron-man of an athlete, I made the mistake of mentioning that I enjoy running. Granted, when I said “enjoy,” I meant dread, and when I said “running,” I meant turkey-trotting. But it was too late; Ethan was already asking me to join him for a run the following morning. I had hoped he’d want to take me out for dinner and a movie, but I reluctantly agreed to a jog on the Cape May promenade instead. In the past, I’ve been every coach’s worst nightmare. I’m not competitive; I root for the team with the nicest colors or best touchdown dances. And I’m not a natural athlete; in high school softball, I held the record for the most balls through the legs. I still have nightmares about my coach screaming “Sacrifice your body!” from the dugout. I could have been a better athlete had I tried harder. No pain, no gain, they say. I say, who needs to gain if the cost is pain. Nonetheless, I was determined to show Ethan that I am no pansy, that I am instead

one of those tough, sporty chicks who make sweating look sexy. Halfway through the six-mile course he’d laid out, I was indeed sweating. Sexy, however, I was not. “Are you holding up okay?” Ethan asked. “Yes,” I lied, “I always (gasp) breathe (gasp) like this (gasp).” At the end of the run, I felt dizzy and nauseous, but confident that Ethan would be impressed enough to ask me out. I felt like Superwoman – a hyperventilating, dry-

heaving Superwoman. And I was wearing my cutest work-out gear. “Alright,” Ethan said. “See ya.” “See ya?” I thought, “Six miles and all I get is ‘see ya’?” A couple days later, I agreed to another jog, and this time I did better. After a few more running dates, I found myself keeping up just fine, but each run ended with the same frustrating “see ya” as the time before. My patience began running out as quickly as my sweat-proof mascara. I wondered how many miles I was going to have to run before Ethan asked me out on a real date. The answer? 46. After all that cardio, I was finally invited over for an evening of bad horror films and pumpkin-flavored beer. Unfortunately, whatever chemistry Ethan and I had as running buddies all but fizzled during Dawn of the Dead. So tomorrow, when I drag myself out of bed to pound the pavement on my own, it will be with no agenda but to run, and for nobody but myself. I’ve learned that finding love, like running, is an exhausting exercise – one that is better treated as a marathon than a sprint, anyway.

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Bill and Sue Causey

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Bernadette Matthews, Marga Matheny

Teresa and Ed Henry

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Bonnie and Lance Pontin

Bev and Barry Bruno

Timothy Bobb, Chris Clemans


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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

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

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

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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CAPE FITNESS 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 898-1515

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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CAPE MAY DAY SPA 607 Jefferson Street Cape May (609) 898-1003

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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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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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.

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NORTH BEACH HEALTH CLUB 3860 Bayshore Road (609) 886-4842

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

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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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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The Movie Column

Tom Sims, Executive Director of the Cape May Film Festival, reviews “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”


ACH Galifianakis. He wouldn’t be the first unlikely leading man in entertainment history, but he might be the funniest. And if his name becomes a household one, you can bet that only one in ten will pronounce it correctly (or even care to try). Like most “overnight sensations,” he’s taken years and plenty of roles to get where he is today. You might remember him in The Hangover as the guy who kept singing: “And we’re the three best friends that anyone could have!” He also played the hilarious IRS supervisor/mind-bender in the film Dinner for Schmucks. The latest film starring Galifianakis is It’s Kind of a Funny Story, about a clinicallydepressed teenager (played by Kier Gilchrist) who gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. At times touching, at times poignant, frequently very funny, and, yes, not without its fair share of schmaltz, this movie will pull you in several different emotional directions. And while I sort of liked the lead character played by Gilchrist, it was Galifianakis who won my

sympathies, along with the female lead opposite Gilchrist played by Emma Roberts. There are several age groups that could benefit from seeing a film about adults and teens on the edge, battling depression and anxiety in possibly the worst setting, surrounded by their peers in pathos. I’m going to try not to compare this film to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but I guess I just did. Granted, this movie might not be of classic Nicholson caliber – but for this

generation it comes close. The film comes from the directing team of Anna Bolden and Ryan Fleck, a fantastic partnership responsible for the 2006 Oscar-nominated Half Nelson and the 2008 indie film Sugar. This film is clearly one of the best offerings in a fall season that leaves something to be desired. Can you really sympathize with stockbrokers in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street? Well, maybe you can relate to the Frank Langella character, but the empathy stops there. Can you really believe the premise in Never Let Me Go, a scifi drama where children are raised in order to harvest their organs? Both of these films starred Carey Mulligan, who is no doubt on the rising-star list. Still, there was little that could be done to make these films completely worth the price of admission. Side notes aside, go see It’s Kind of a Funny Story and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun the psych ward can be. But make sure to turn off your schmaltz-o-meter with your cell phone when you enter the theater – you don’t want either to go off.


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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


ROMA is a sweet, shy older gal, but when she warms up she loves to be petted. She has shown no aggression towards people but isn’t fond of cats or unfamiliar dogs. All she needs now is someone to give her a chance to experience a home life where she will be treated like the lady she is. If you’re searching for a quiet dog with a medium activity level Roma may just be what you’re looking for.


DIAMOND is a sweet seven-year-old gal whose previous owners were sorry to give her up. They told us she is housebroken, sleeps in her crate, and likes to go for rides in the car. Since being here at the shelter Diamond did show a little agression toward her rawhide, so we recommend she go to a home with children 13 or older. Diamond needs someone who will give her a loving, forever home. Adoption fee is $35.


OSCAR is a timid boy who will need patience, but with kindness he will come around. Once he feels comfortable he warms right up to you. Due to his anxiety he’ll need to be in a home with children ages 13 and up. Oscar needs someone willing to go slow and dedicate the time that he needs to thrive. If you can offer Oscar the right home, come check him out today. He’ll be happy to meet you! Adoption fee is $95.


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Turkey Trot THANKSGIVING DAY NOVEMBER 25, 9AM 600 Park Blvd, West Cape May

Last year over 260 people participated as walkers or runners and our goal this year is to surpass 300. Water, bagels and fruit are donated and provided to all.

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We also are looking for sponsors. A $50 donation received at Cape Fitness by 5pm November 15 will ensure name recognition on the back of the shirt. All participants will receive a shirt of their desired size with a pre-payment of $18. If you choose to pay $20 the day of event we can not guarantee shirt availability. All proceeds benefit the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a pediatric cancer fund.

So come out for a good time and aid a great cause!

Get fit before you feast! Dorie Barger, Sue Graves, Barbara Sealt

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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


ZIPPER is an adorable cream and white kitty with gorgeous yellow eyes. He’s as sweet as can be; affectionate, loving, and playful. He does well with kids and gets along just fine with other cats. Whether you’re looking for a family pet or a loyal companion, Zipper could be the one for you. Adoption fee is $70. Petsitting... for all pets!



STELLA is a pretty young girl with striking green eyes who just loves to be around people. She’s friendly and playful and does really well with other cats. If you are looking for a companion or if you have a kitty who needs a playmate stop by and check out Stella. She’ll be so pleased to meet you! Adoption fee is $70.

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35 Great Things To Do In Cool Cape May

Think you’ve seen Cape May? Think again. Consult our list for some fresh ideas. 1. Cape May-Lewes Ferry Take a trip over to Lewes, Delaware, a quaint seaside town. Then make sure you explore 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. For more information or to book a reservation, call 800-64-FERRY or visit 2. Whale and Dolphin Watching Dolphins are common around 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. You might even see a whale. Tours take off at Wilson Avenue, just on your left as you cross the small bridge before the Lobster House on your way out of town. For information, call (609) 898-0055 or visit 3. Cape May Family Treasure Hunt* Explore Cape May and uncover its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective. Packet includes a clue sheet and map that will take you on a selfguided discovery tour. Packets for the family are $5. 4. Antiquing For a different kind of treasure hunt, check out the amazing variety of antique shops 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). 5. 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. 6. 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 alpacarelated items (forget wool; go with an alpaca sweater this winter!) And don’t forget to greet the grazing alpaca – they make it all possible. Call (609) 884-0563. 7. World War II Lookout Tower Museum* Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey’s last World War II tower, part of the

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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 homeland defense efforts from World War II. The ground floor of the tower is fully accessible. Entrance fee is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children. 8. 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, 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. 9. Aviation Museum The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, a few minutes north of town, has a wonderful collection of planes and helicopters set in a building which, at its peak during World War II, accommodated 222 planes and 17,000 takeoffs and landings per month. Young or old, the awe of flight inspires the same rush you feel when you’re miles above land. The museum is open daily from 9am-5pm. Across the road is another must-see, the Vietnam Memorial Museum, which features a garden commemorating

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Page 91 14. Sunset Beach Follow Sunset Boulevard until it ends, then watch the sun sink beyond the jutting concrete ship. 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 even play minigolf! 15. Self-Guided Audio Tour of Cape May* Discover the Historic District of Victorian Cape May at your own pace with Acoustiguide Inform handheld units. The $10 tour package includes a map of 96 historic buildings on 69 sites. To start your tour, stop by the Hill House, at 1048 Washington Street (The Emlen Physick Estate), from 9am-2:30pm. 16. Murder at the Physick Estate* A crime has been committed at the Emlen Physick Estate on Washington Street. Interact with a cast of suspicious characters, look for clues and try to solve the mystery inside the Estate. Afterwards, meet with your evening’s performers over dessert. Crimes are committed Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30pm. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for children. 17. 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 historic and romantic way to see the town. Besides, it beats parking. Cape May Carriage Company is based at Ocean and Washington. Call (609) 884-4466 to set up a ride. 18. Fisherman’s Wharf Tour* Take a guided tour of Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House Restaurant, learn how your seafood gets from the sea to your table, and discover how Cape

May has become a major fishing port. Tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am. Admission is $10 adults and $7 children. 19. Local Wineries You might not know this, but southern Jersey is emerging as a serious wine-growing region. Cape May Winery, 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 Call (609) 846-7347 for Hawk Haven or visit Call (609) 884-5591 for Turdo Vineyards, or visit 20. 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. 21. 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 or call 609-

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Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime. Give a man a subscription to Exit Zero and he’ll get to read 52 awesome issues of our paper... 5 in full color! Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe or visit

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. or call (609) 889-2600. 22. Nature Trails Next to the lighthouse in the Cape May Point State Park are several trails weaving through ponds, dunes, and marsh. Most of the trails have wooden walkways. Even on the longest trails, breathtaking scenes in a tranquil setting will make you wish it were longer. 23. 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. The courts are open daily for just $10 per hour and a half. Call (609) 884-8986. 24. Fishing Cape May is one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the US. The sport fishing is big business, too... AND lots of fun. South Jersey Marina boasts the Murderer’s Row, a topnotch selection of boats with crews who know these waters better than anyone. Try the experienced team of Stalker Sport Fishing (231-9611) 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). 25. Cape May by Moonlight Trolley Ride* Take a romantic ride through the moonlit streets of Cape May and enjoy tales of Victorian romance. Tours run Saturdays and Sundays at 9pm and Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:15pm. $10 for adults, $7 for children. 26. 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. $18 for adults, $9 for children. 27. 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. $10 for adults, $7 for children. 28. Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour* Travel the ghostly path that leads to the lighthouse, and listen along the

way to the ghost tales unearthed by psychic medium Craig McManus. Climb to the top or stay below. Tours run Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15pm and 8:45pm. $20 for adults, $15 for children. 29. 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. Fridays at 9pm, Sundays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm. $10 for adults, $7 for children. 30. Historic District Trolley Tours* Get acquainted with Cape May on a trolley tour as knowledgeable guides present entertaining stories about the town’s past. Daily, times vary. $10 for adults, $7 for children. 31. Historic Haunts Combo Tour* Take this trolley tour of Cape May’s Victorian residences, reputed to host more than just the living. Then it’s on to a guided tour of the Physick Estate with a discussion of Victorian spiritualism. Tours run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:15pm. $20 for adults, $15 for children. 32. Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour* Featuring a century of beachfront development, from Victorian cottages to the most up-to-date homes. It includes some of the most magnificent structures in Cape May. Tours run Mondays through Saturdays from June 18 at 10:45am. $10 for adults, $7 for children. 33. Tales Around Town Trolley Ride* The whole family will be entertained with this interactive performance featuring delightful tales from Cape May’s history. Offered during the afternoons on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and in the evenings on Saturdays. $10 for adults, $7 for children. 34. Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour* Discover points of interest, activities and special events sponsored by nonprofit groups – it’s a perfect introduction to town. Offered daily, times vary. $10 for adults, $7 for children. 35. World War II Trolley Tour* A two-hour tour of the coastal fortifications at Cape May Point, such as Battery 223 and Fire Control Tower No. 23, the Cape May Canal and the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. Wednesdays at 12:30pm. $20 for adults, $15 for children. *For more information, call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities at (609) 884-5404 or visit Trolley tickets can be purchased at the Information Booth on the Washington Street Mall, and tours depart across the street.

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Bird Droppings


The weekly report from the world’s birdwatching capital... by Seymore Thanu

ALK to a motel owner, a shopkeep, a waitress in one of Cape May’s many restaurants and they’ll all tell you: “Ecotourism is a big part of the economy here,” and “Birders might be weird, but they’re nice,” and “The Cape May Bird Observatory is our link to the birding business.” All these things are true. But they also skirt one huge part of the tourism pie. What business people in Cape May habitually ignore or underestimate is the impact that open space and wildlife viewing opportunities have upon The Average Tourist. People whose primary reason for being here is to lie on a beach and bob in the surf. People who consider breakfast, lunch, and dinner their three principal reasons for getting up. People who will spend most of their in-between time wandering from shop to shop, or peddling a bicycle, or reading on the balcony of their motel rooms or the porch of their rental. People who would never in a million years consider themselves bird watchers.

EXCEPT. That during their visit they will spend a morning at the Cape May Hawk Watch. They will go on a CMBO-sponsored morning bird walk. They will walk through the South Cape May Meadows. And, key to this discussion, they chose to come to Cape May instead of any number of other shore resorts precisely because Cape May offered these eco-tipping oppor-

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tunities. Birds (and butterf lies, and dolphins) were not their primary reason for being here. It was the tipping reason. It was the game changer. Now here’s the best part. Many of those tacit eco-tourists become dedicated ecotourists precisely because their natural experiences at Cape May were so much more engaging and satisfying than they expected. This means they want more. This means they have to come back to Cape May. Because everybody else has beaches. Cape May has nature, too. So, not only do great wildlife viewing opportunities attract business, they make business. They turn visitors into Cape May nature addicts. You think I’m kidding? I’m not. Three weeks ago I watched hundreds of tourists stand open-mouthed as tens of thousands of monarch butterf lies f lowed around them. You don’t see this every place.

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MILESTONE for the Second Stage occurs this Sunday, November 7 at 3pm when the Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company takes the stage at the Robert Shackleton Theatre at the corner of Lafayette and Bank Streets. Modern Dance comes to Cape May Stage at the highest level. Jeanne Ruddy Dance is the much-lauded company from Philadelphia which has had choreographers of great reputation create pieces specifically for the company. Jeanne Ruddy is a brilliant choreographer who danced with the iconic Martha Graham Company. Jeanne Ruddy was on the dance faculty of the famed Julliard School for decades and the culmination of all that training and discipline is manifested in Sunday afternoon’s performance. Keeping with the spirit of the hilarious The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) playing on the main stage, Jeanne Ruddy has brought some of the most lighthearted and comedic pieces to Cape May Stage. Check out the stewardesses who use the safety instruction movements to great comic effect. Jeanne Ruddy brought her artistry to a master class a month ago and it created quite a bit of buzz in the local dance circles. Even if you have never been to a dance concert (or think it sounds too girly), this afternoon is something everyone should see. Artistic Director Roy Steinberg reminds audiences that, “part of the mission of Cape May Stage is to bring Total Theatre to our stage - that includes music and dance. This is a chance to celebrate movement and have great artists introduce us to this medium.” The

Top: Jake Paque, Mark Irish and David Schmittou are hilarious in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” Right: Don’t Miss Jeanne Ruddy Dance this Sunday at 3pm. staffs at both Jeanne Ruddy Dance and Cape May Stage have worked diligently to make this happen. Meanwhile, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) continues to have audiences rolling in the aisles with their roller coaster ride of a show. This 90-minute parody aims for the funny bone and now that the chill of November is upon us, it is time for some relief. PNC Arts Alive is sponsoring a special Veterans’ Night on November 11 and a “PayWhat-You-Can” Matinee on November 14. Everyone can enjoy the antics of these comedians no matter their schedule or pocketbook. PNC Arts Alive has partnered with Cape May Stage to insure that every member of our community has access to the best of the theatre.

COMING UP AT CAPE MAY STAGE Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company

Sunday, November 7 3pm, Tickets $20

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Half-price Veterans’ Night “Works Of Shakespeare”

Sunday, November 11 8pm, Tickets only $15

Pay What You Can For “Works Of Shakespeare”

Sunday, November 14 3pm, You pick the price

This column is made possible through the generosity of Second Stage Series sponsors Chris and Dave Clemans as part of their support for the arts in Cape May

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 93 The other day I was on the hawk watch platform as ordinary, non-binocular-carrying tourists looked up and peered into swirling clouds of migrating hawks. They got to see Bald Eagles. Got excited (because everyone else was excited) whenever a Peregrine Falcon f lew by. The hundreds of dragonf lies in the air and hordes of butterf lies were just a bonus. The fact is, there are very few places on the planet where nature is so close and so manifest as it is in Cape May. You don’t garner people’s attention with little specs of birds perched two time zones away. You do get their attention (and loyalty) by showing them spectacles that they only thought they could see on The Nature Channel. Yep. Great wildlife. Right up there with beaches, shops and surf. Somebody once asked the guy who’s the director at the Cape May Bird Observatory what his “business model” was. His answer: “Location, location, location.” But without natural spectacle, location is just a place. With it, it’s a destination. See you in Cape May – hopefully looking up! The Cape May Hawk Watch

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The Cape May Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle created by us! By Dan Mathers. SO YOU love crosswords? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, relax and enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the crossword are all related to this week’s issue. Our theme this week: fish. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, ACROSS 3. Also known as a salamanderfish, this species is best known for retaining the ability to breathe air. 6. This type of bony fish is harvested for its roe which is commonly consumed as caviar. 7. This fish makes up a major part of the New England fisheries because they gather in large schools relatively near the coast. 8. A popular catch in sportfishing, this large billfish has a rigid dorsal fin and a long, spear-like snout. 9. This elongated fish grows up to six feet in length and is a fearsome predator in topical waters. 10. During its juvenile phase, this fish undergoes a metamorphosis where one eye travels to the other side of its brain. 14. This is the common name for a large variety of fish with names like smallmouth, largemouth and striped. 16. This type of oily, freshwater fish is common both as a food and in its ornamental varieties like goldfish and koi.

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17. This type of trout is arguably the most flamboyant of its freshwater cousins. 18. This Hemingway novel tells the story of a man who catches the fish of his life. 20. This, the fastest recorded fish, has a dorsal fin which is normally kept folded down but can be erected when it feels threatened. 21. This small, saltwater fish allows some people to ruin otherwise delicious pizza. 22. This type of fish draws its name from the particularly equine nature of its appearance. 23. This diverse group of ray-finned fish derive their name from their prominent barbels which resemble whiskers. DOWN 1. This novel would later be made into a movie starring Brad Pitt and starts with the line, “In our family there was no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” 2. Also known as a dolphin-fish, this surface-dwelling fish is found offshore in

warmer waters worldwide. 4. This type of Japanese puffer fish contains a dangerous neurotoxin in its liver which can be fatal in the smallest doses. 5. This is the common name for several species of fish including sockeye, Chinook and steelhead. 11. This commonly-canned species of fish once lived in abundance off the shores of Sardinia. 12. This prized game fish is an iridescent blue along the considerable length of its back and silver along its sides. 13. These tropical fish have teeth densely packed onto the outer rim of their jaws forming what looks like a beak. 15. Although omnivorous, this species of fish is best known for its sharp teeth and voracious appetite for meat. 18. This family of fish includes such species as yellowfin, bluefin and albacore. 19. This elongated fish has no pelvic fin and really looks a bit more like a snake.

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Ghost Ship

A chilling and compelling new short story by Terry O’Brien (aka Cape May’s Stephen King) Chapter 5: From the Mist The S.S. Wrecker – August 3, 1943


ILSON’S ominous feelings abated over the first week of the voyage. The Wrecker was, once again, on pace to come in on time, if not a day or two early. On the third day they received intercept coordinates from home. They would find this derelict vessel 20 miles off the coast of New Jersey in the same stretch of water where the US Coast Guard had captured a German U-boat the summer before. They were to meet this ship and send her to the bottom. The crew had performed this task on dozens of occasions and not once was Wilson curious as to why these ships, some on the verge of sinking by themselves, were being scuttled (though he suspected boat insurance played a part). Not so this time. This job had captured his imagination. He was anxious to see what was so damn important about it that the Wrecker had to

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Ghost Ship ? From Page 101 be called out of Europe to do her in. It was a given that Wilson and his crew were the best of the six at these scuttle jobs, but surely any of the other five crews could not have screwed the job so badly that the ship wouldn’t eventually go down. As the journey entered its second week, Wilson made sure to be generous with rest and rations of grog. Like any job, the most difficult parts lay behind and ahead. Often, the men would hold fishing contests, rowdy games of poker, anything to fill the empty hours at sea. Most of these games ended up in fisticuffs and nonsensical threats shouted in German and Russian. But without fail, by the following afternoon, hands were shook and the cycle would repeat. It was not until the ninth day of the trip, as they neared the rendezvous, that Wilson’s sixth sense pricked to life again. He wondered again what was so special about this particular ship and why the US government, which oversaw the most powerful seagoing concern on the face of the earth save, maybe, the Japanese, would need a mom-and-pop outfit out of Wildwood to scuttle a ship. On the night of the tenth day of the voy-

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 age, Greenhorn John ambled into the radar booth and announced, “We’re approaching the rendezvous, sir.” John had started calling Wilson “sir” at about age four, as by that time Wilson, 14, was a two-year veteran of the sea and, in the eyes of his baby brother, perhaps the neatest person that ever existed. The nickname stuck, and though Wilson had often told him that the formality was not necessary, even on the ship (they were brothers, and presumed future owners of the company), John simply could not bring himself to call his brother by his name. Regardless, Wilson replied with, “Aye. Tell the men to take their stations. We’ll come about slow, get the lay of the land.” Greenhorn John smiled at the jokey use of ‘land’ and said, “Aye, sir.” John left and Wilson peered out the window. While he loved the radar tower as a way to keep an eye on the crew, it was never much of a vantage point when it came time to do real sailing. So he refilled and lit his pipe, then made his way to the very top of the radar tower and the little bucket-like crow’s nest there. It was slow going with one wooden leg, one eye covered with a black patch and the pipe smoke blowing in his eyes, but he eventually threw himself over the rail and peered down.

John saw his brother crab into the tower and knew that he was now the gobetween, that it was his responsibility to relay the Captain’s orders to the crew. John liked to think of it as a game between two brothers, which it was, in a way. But it was also Wilson’s way of grooming John to one day be skipper of the Wrecker. Up in the tower, Wilson struck another thick match and sucked the f lame into the pipe. It was almost 2200 hours, so every lit match threw shadows around the crow’s nest. The pipe sufficiently af lame, Wilson peered into the black, starless night and knew at first glance, with the late hour and the cloud cover, that there was no conceivable way they would find the derelict ship tonight in the utter darkness, so he decided they would do so in the early morning. He was about to call John to the tower and order the men to rest before taking up the search at first light, but then he saw it. Just off the port bow; an odd shape 1,000 yards out. Actually, it was not the shape of it that was odd. It was the color. Green. Wilson called to his brother, “1,000 yards to port! Quick-time, lad!” “Aye!” John echoed, then loud enough for all to hear called, “1,000 yards to port!

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Ghost Ship ? From Page 102 All to stations! Double quick-time!” John’s voice was strong. Wilson hoped he hadn’t heard the fear in his own. Mariner’s Landing – 29 May, 2010 “I knew when I laid eyes on it that this was no ordinary ship, no ordinary job. For the first time in years I felt afraid, but I could not let the crew know lest a ship-wide panic ensue. So I ordered the men to the task, not knowing it would be our last…” Jack Morey looked up from the journal and wiped a hand over his sweaty face. “Ow!” he chirped as his calloused fingers swept his new scars. “You okay?” Will Morey asked. The men were all still present; Jack, Will, Geoff, Dino, Tom, Farley and James. They had been listening to Jack read the log for an hour. It was mid-afternoon outside, but may as well have been midnight in the engine room of the mystery ship. “I’m fine,” Jack announced. “Forgot they were there. Maybe a little more of that Scotch would help.” Dino poured Jack three fingers. “Take six more of these and call me in the morning,” Dino joked. Everyone chuckled, except Dino, who,

in leaning over to pour his boss’s drink, caught sight of Jack’s face. “What is it?” Jack asked. Will looked at his brother’s face and said, “Your scars… they’re turning… gray.” “Better than my hair, right?” Jack said and jokingly drew a hand over his nonexistent long locks. “You need a doctor. Now,” Will said. “Guys, come on,” Jack protested. “It’s the light in here. I promise you, I’m fine. I’ll go to the ER as soon as we’re done. Now, you want to hear more of this or not?” No one said anything. “Good,” Jack said. “Now where was I?” Will interrupted, “Any of this sound familiar to you, Jack? Couple of brothers running a family business, started by parents who took a big risk? A ship full of amusement rides coming to Wildwood?” “I was hoping you’d notice. They’re even named Wilson and John. Weird, huh?” Will clapped his brother on the back. “Jack, on a normal day, yes. Today, it’s about the 27 th weirdest thing I’ve heard.” “And they say you don’t have a sense of humor,” Jack said and turned to the log. The Wrecker – August 4, 1943 Captain Wilson Fisk slowly brought his ship broadside of the derelict boat, as if the Wrecker was full of marauding pirates

“For the first time in years I felt afraid, but I could not let the crew know lest a ship-wide panic ensue.” meaning to board her. As they had drawn nearer the vessel over the last few hours, the green glow they’d all seen had dissipated. All they saw before them now was an abandoned ship, at first glance what appeared to be some kind of commercial fishing vessel. Wilson was at his customary spot atop the radar tower, his brother John below, the crew gathered to port awaiting orders. When the ships were almost close enough to touch, Wilson said, “On my mark.” “On the Captain’s mark!” John repeated. Wilson waited until the ships were just so, then said, “Now!” “NOW!” John echoed. With that, the crewmen, all 22 of them, hoisted their grappling hooks and ropes over the bow of the derelict ship, found purchase with almost all of them, and began reeling her in like some great fish. “Steady,” Wilson said. “Steady!” John repeated.

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Ghost Ship ? From Page 104 A few moments later the ships were touching and bound together. This was planned. What was not planned was the shower of green sparks that shot from the hulls where the two ships came in contact. The black night exploded into emerald green. The sparks f lew over the crew, landed on them like a rogue wave. Wilson watched, a lump in his throat where he’d never had a lump before. He clanked down the narrow ladder, his pegleg clanging on the steps, and to the deck. He could not see the men, obscured as they were by the command room, but he expected to hear their screams; maybe see a few of them running around with green f lames consuming their bodies. But he heard or saw no such thing. Instead, as he step-clonked around command, he saw them; stunned, but uninjured. “Fall in!” he barked. There was no need for John to repeat the order, and the men fell into formation. Upon inspection, about half the men bore white scars where the sparks had touched them, but no serious injuries, it appeared. Wilson said to John, “It is 0130 hours, order these men to bed. Tell the injured to see the medic.” “Aye, sir,” John said. The men would all go to bed. None of them would sleep. ***

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At sun-up the crew gathered once again on the port bow. Overnight, Wilson and John had lined the side of the ship with barrels to keep the two ships from bumping together again. Wilson had seen such spark eruptions before from ships that had gathered too much potential static electricity and discharged several thousand volts when in contact with another ship. But those sparks had always been yellow, sometimes white. Never green. “Have to,” he said to his

crew and they crossed over to the derelict ship on the wooden bridge they had lain between. Usually on such jobs, Wilson would stay behind and let his brother lead the crew. This time he took the lead. Once across they examined the boat. Their express orders were to scuttle the ship and remove nothing from it, his father had been adamant about this, but Wilson’s curiosity got the better of him. “Take a small crew,” he said to John, “and inventory this ship. Top-to-bottom.” John regarded his brother skeptically. “But father said…” “I know what father said,” Wilson interrupted. “But he’s not here. There’s something strange about this ship, and I intend to find out what it is.” “Aye, sir,” John replied. The rest of the crew began the routine of figuring the best points on the ship to set their charges to ensure a swift and proper sinking. Wilson took a cursory tour; the ship indeed appeared to be an old fishing vessel; wooden decks, stripped mast, empty cargo holds. The deck was strewn with long forgotten fishing gear. But something about it did not sit right with Wilson and his sailor’s sense f lared again. It looked like a fishing vessel, but it certainly did not feel like one to Wilson. Large sections of the top deck had been removed, hastily it appeared. Leather tarps covered sections of the gunwale and pilot house. Other sections had been removed entirely and covered with welded plates. It looked like someone desperately wanted the boat to look like a fishing vessel, but any fisherman worth his salt would have pegged her as a fraud the moment they stepped on deck. This was no fishing boat, Wilson concluded. The further he investigated the more certain he grew of his suspicions, tiny bits of evidence he spied all about the large ship; the steel deck that sat beneath the

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wooden f loors, the general outlay of her architecture. It felt like a military ship. If this was a government vessel, it was a government vessel the government was trying to hide. And what better way to do so than by hiring a small-time crew out of New Jersey that no one would miss? Wilson quickly made his way back to the Wrecker to inform his father of his suspicions via telegram, but the telegraph was not functioning. Wilson figured it a victim of the static burst. All he wanted to do now was sink the damn thing and speed home, which sat a tantalizing 20 miles to the east. “Wilson,” John said behind him, startling him. He replied, “Don’t sneak up on a man, Johnny. What is it?” John swallowed hard. “Sorry, sir. But there’s something you should see… hear.” “Aye,” Wilson replied wearily. “Lead me to it.” Only on the wooden catwalk between the ships did the Captain realize that, for the first time in his memory, his brother had called him Wilson. A few minutes later they were below decks, in what was once the engine room given the scarring on the walls and f loor where heavy equipment must have once sat. “In here,” John said, the formalities of command gone; speaking brother-to-brother. Wilson surveyed the empty room. “John, you are aware this room is empty.” Wilson had hoped for a smile from his brother. Instead, John just said, “Listen.” The Captain was mildly annoyed with his sibling for not getting the joke, but did as he was told. At first he heard nothing but the sounds of a ship resting at sea, felt the gentle lull as it rocked gently on the water. Then he heard it. Just below the other noise; a hum. “What is it, John?” “I don’t know.” Wilson stepped deeper into

“What is it?” John asked. “I don’t know,” Wilson answered. “But I’m damn sure not going to find out.” the room, let his ears guide him, and ended up pressed against the far wall. He placed his hands on it, pressed his ear against the metal. Immediately he felt a subtle vibration in the steel. Whatever was making the noise was hidden behind this wall. “Get me a torch,” he said. *** Two hours later they stood, almost the entire complement of men, in the cramped engine room. Wilson stood back from the wall, the last cuts from the torch still glowing, first orange, then green as they cooled. “Get to it,” Wilson said as he f lipped off the welding mask. Two men stepped forward with pry bars. They jammed the edges into the top cuts and pulled. The rectangle of steel fell and clanged loudly to the f loor. “Back,” the Captain ordered. It was indeed a false wall. Behind it was a wide circular room. At the center stood two contraptions Wilson has never seen before, bedecked with lights and switches. From the bottom leaked a green f luid that seeped under the f langes. Between the two objects was a narrow metal bridge. Atop the small bridge was a third device, smaller than the others, but somehow more imposing. It was from this third object that the hum originated. “What is it?” John asked. “I don’t know,” Wilson answered. “But I’m damn sure not going to find out.” He turned to the crew. “Men, I want this ship at the bottom by sundown.” “Aye, sir,” came a chorus of voices. No one objected. Next week: Experiment

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Natural light abounds throughout this custom crafted 3 BR/2.5 BA residence. This unique three level home is situated on a private lot and offers a quiet and natural setting with landscaped gardens. Amenities include an eatin kitchen with Corian counter-tops, generously sized center island with breakfast bar and custom cabinetry, master suite with private bath, hardwood and tile floors, vaulted ceilings and second floor deck for outdoor entertaining. $390,000. Open House Sun., Nov. 7 • 11am-2pm

Wonderful potential in Cape May! 3-story, sideby-side duplex on 8000+ SF lot in need of TLC, with each interior approximately 1800 square feet. Layout features a kitchen, dining room & living room on 1st floor & 3 bedrooms & bath on the 2nd floor. Spacious 3rd floor with room to grow. Sturdy cedar-shingle roof & renovated fireplace chimneys. Walking distance to marina, beach & historic town center. Wonderful opportunity for builders or those wanting to own island property... fix up & live in one side & rent out the other. $396,000

The price has just been reduced on this 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

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

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

You’ll enjoy panoramic marina & harbor views from this beautiful penthouse unit featuring 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, living room with fireplace. Also includes upgraded kitchen with custom cabinets & counter tops, large deck, gas heat, central air, elevator, 2-car garage + additional parking, fire sprinkler system, and so much more. $1,400,000.

Barry Bruno Chris Clemans SIR 1159 Washington Street (609) 602-2444 bbruno@

1107 BEACH AVENUE UNIT A2, CAPE MAY, PHILADELPHIA BEACH Awake each morning to the dolphins playing across the street in the Atlantic Ocean. This 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhouse is the perfect opportunity to own a piece of Historic Cape May. Perfect for an investment property or use it as a private getaway. This unit offers great rental history. Listed by Brian & Gregg Giancola for $875,000

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

314 BEACH AVENUE CAPE MAY SEAN’S BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT Don’t hesitate to move on this opportunity to operate your own business at a premium location. If you love cooking, then perhaps the time is right for you! This successfully established retaurant operates from April to early December serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. it would be advantageous to buy now and have a head start on the 2011 season. The dining room and kitchen are turn key. This talented chef is willing to help get you started by sharing some of his delicious and popular recipes. $169,900 Theresa Senico Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Rd., Villas (609) 408-4655

517 WASHINGTON STREET MALL; CAPE MAY Here is your chance to own a piece of Cape May’s Retail district. Perfectly located on the first block of the Washington Street Mall this Retail store is currently specializing in women’s fashion. Call for details on how you could become one of Cape May’s Merchants!

735 SUNSET BLVD. WEST CAPE MAY Just reduced. This single family home is situated within minutes of all the Cape May area has for offer. This home includes a spacious living room and dining room both with hardwood floors and a large eat-in kitchen. One bedroom and one full bath are included on the first floor with 3 additional bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs. A large front porch and rear deck provide ample outdoor space. Being sold furninshed and with rental history. $775,000.

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

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



With the premium location, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is perfect for the Nature Lover and those who love to Entertain. With a Living Room and a Family Room, Dining Area, Bar, Fireplace, Deck, Covered Porch and an attached Garage as well as the surrounding nature you will never want to leave. $695,000

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! $212,500

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

Tolz Realtors 1001 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-7001

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Rentals Of The Week


Realty, Inc.

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

2505 Bayshore Rd. Villas, NJ 08251 • Broker Daniel J. Senico


Renovated 3 Bedroom Rancher on a 110 x 100 lot.

Theresa Senico

ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES 609-408-4655 201 HIRST, RIO GRANDE

Formerly a bank building, this commercial space would be perfect as a doctor’s office, real estate office, etc. Property includes two apartment units for added income. Many possibilities. Asking $449,000


Adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage located in charming West Cape May. Home features new windows, newer roof, updated bathroom and shower and new appliances. A great find! Asking $499,000

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

109 6th Avenue, West Cape May - 2 BR/1 BA, Sleeps 6, winter rental availability. $850/month 1295 Lafayette Street, Unit F, Cape May 3BR/3BA, sleeps six. Water view. Yearly $1,650/Month… Weekly $850-$1,700

1365 Washington Street, Cape May Year round, newly renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with washer and dryer. $925/month plus utilities. Security required. 144 Oak, Villas - 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, year round rental. $950/month plus utilities. Security required.

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

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

102 Goldbeaten Alley, West Cape May 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, walking distance to beach and shops: $475-675/ week.

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

211 Harvard Ave., Cape May Point - 3 BR, 2.5 baths lovely beachfront home: $3450/ week

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

Barry Bruno Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty, 609.602.2444,

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

Fall may be here, but there are still plenty of rental homes for rent in our inventory. Full weeks or weekend... Call for more information about the homes we have available. CENTURY 21 Gilmartin & Co., 1382 Lafayette St., Cape May. Joseph Gilmartin, Broker/Owner (609) 884-1800

805 Pittsburgh Avenue, Cape May 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Pool 205 Princeton Avenue, Cape May Point Spacious Gracious, Pet Friendly By the Sea Realty, 315 Ocean Street, Suite 2B, Cape May 609-884-3050 •

214 Stites Avenue, Cape May Point - 2011 Season, 3BR 2.5 BA, Single Family home, sleeps 6. $1800-$2800 per wk.

1607 Beach Ave, Cape May - 8 BR, 6 Full Baths, 3 Half Bath. Beautiful beachfront home perfect for reunions or weddings. Available Year-Round.

211 Harvard Ave., Cape May Point - 2011 Season 3 BR, 2.5 BA single fam, Sleep 8. $1600-$3350/week

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

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

Tolz Realtors, 1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May, (609) 884-7001,

114 Claremont, North Cape May - Year round rental. Three bedrooms, one bath and natural gas baseboard heat. $1,050.00 + utilities.

850 Broadway, Unit 4, WCM - 3 BR, 2.5 BA newer townhouse sleeps 8. Gourmet kitchen, lg. screened porch.$1200 - $2000/ week.

3209 Shore Drive, Cape May Beach Weekly rental right on the bayfront. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Call ahead to book for 2011.

1531 New Jersey Ave, Cape May Ocean views! 3 BR, 2.5 BA, sleeps 10. $2000 - $4500/ week.

Theresa Senico, Apex Realty (609) 408-4655 •

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

15 Broadway Beach Unit 27, Cape May - Driftwood Condominiums, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, C/A, deck, parking for 1 vehicle, Sleeps 6. $800-$1995/week

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

967 Sewell Ave, 1st floor, Cape May - 3 BR, 1 bath, C/A, internet, porch, outside shower, electric heat, Sleeps 6. $800-$1800/week.

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

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

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

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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: Website: Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, Advertising Manager: Jason Black, Manager of Assorted Necessities: Dan Mathers, (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 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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Vol. 8, No. 39 - November 3, 2010  

A sprightly sheet full of sprays of the old ocean.

Vol. 8, No. 39 - November 3, 2010  

A sprightly sheet full of sprays of the old ocean.