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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Wednesday, May 25, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 16 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

And They’re Off! It’s The Great Cape May Foot Race.

The pack, led by Megan O’Leary, take off down Beach Avenue in the 32nd Annual Great Cape May Foot Race...more on pages 81-94. Aleksey Moryakov

THIS WEEK...

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It’s The Ice Cream Issue!

Wedding Of Sean And Alyssa Gannon

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Local Food And Wine At Hawk Haven

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Frank Bogle Senior Golf Tournament

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Inside This Issue «The Coffee Break Page................. Page 12 «Ramblings from the Editors.........Page 13 «Food & Drink Guide.................... Page 23 «The Contest Page......................... Page 24 «Chance Meetings........................ Page 33 «Cape May Cooks.......................... Page 41 « The Old Fogey............................. Page 47 «Customer Service...........................Page 55 «Must Haves...................................Page 57 «The Answer Lady........................ Page 59

« The Shopping Guide................... Page 65 «Cape May Crossword.................. Page 86 «Activity of the Week.................... Page 93 «Health & Beauty Guide................ Page 96 «Adopt An Animal.........................Page 99 « Bird Droppings .......................... Page 105 «The Dating Column..................... Page 111 «The Movie Column....................... Page 115 «Homes of the Week......................Page 125 «About Exit Zero........................... Page 127


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5/7: Wedding Of Sean Gannon And Alyssa Perry At Townbank Fire Hall

Jay and Devon Blackley

Joan, Lydia

Chas, Denise

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LUCKY BONES BACKWATER GRILLE

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Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily from 11:30am Sunday Breakfast from 9am

Coldest Beer in Cape May!

“Best Burger” Finalist - NJ Monthly

Friday, May 27 - Sindi Raymond Band

Lunch • Dinner Thin Crust Brick-Oven Pizza

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


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WEDNESDAY SPECIAL MAY 25 ONLY Fried SHRIMP PLATTER ...... $5.95 each

Rachel Johnson, Lenny Sanfilippo, Steve Merland, Liz Johsnon

Served with French fries or baked potato & coleslaw

FISH MARKET SPECIALS friday, May 27 tHRU sunday, May 29

shrimp chowder $5.50/pint TAKE-OUT SPECIALS friday, may 27 & saturday, may 28

Appetizer Special oyster rockefeller $7.95

Fried OYSTER PLATTER

Curtis Hoffman, Tiffany Curtis, Patty Hoffman

Served with Mac & Cheese and Stewed Tomatoes.

$9.95 Broiled or Fried

crab cake PLATTER Served with baked potato or French fries and coleslaw.

$9.95

Fisherman’s Wharf ª Cape May

609-884-3064 www.thelobsterhouse.com Call Ahead & We’ll Have It Waiting For You! Mike Perry, Mikey Perry, Kourtney Perry


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live entertainment for Memorial Weekend! Wednesday, May 25

Friday, May 27

Karaoke with Jimmy J

Bigg Romeo

Saturday, May 28

Sunday, May 29

5 Hour Jones

The Loop

Monday, May 30

Tuesday, May 31

Behind the Beautiful

DJ Jon K $2 Miller Lites

OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM-2AM YEAR ROUND!

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


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Chris, Melissa

Tom Altieri, Myrna

Dave, Bob

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on Broadway

Open Mon - Sat. 7am-8pm & Sunday 7am-3pm Check us out on facebook or call 609-884-8030 for our daily specials! ADULT CONTEMPORARY CUISINE Serving Dinner Nightly from 5PM

and Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm

The Depot features popular homemade soups, salad selections, house roasted meats and local seafood specials

Bill Caterini live Friday & Saturday

Talk to us about planning your next catered event!

416 S. Broadway, West Cape May Call for Reservations: 609-898-1555

Eat In or Take Out • Catering for Any Event! 409 Elmira Street, Cape May (Next to the Train Station) • 609-884-8030


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT May 27 • Dan Brown Duo May 27 • The Cheaters May 28 • 52 Pick Up Joan Doran, Chris Gannon, Kim Mogck

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May 29 • Blind Drunk May 29 • Star 69

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HAPPY HOUR [3pm to 7pm] • 1/2 Price Drafts & Domestic Bottles, Margaritas On The Rocks and House Wine by the Glass • $5 FlatBreads • Live Music with Dan Brown Duo on Friday and Blind Drunk on Sunday Bill Gannon, Dave Perry, Bob Bailey

609-884-4800 At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur Street www.CabanasOnTheBeach.com www.facebook.com/CabanasOnTheBeach Val Lear, Chaz Lear, Chrissy Gannon


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Serving Dinner from 5pm Shelby, Brittany, Sarah, Elizabeth

Reserve Your Private Party

Chas P, Peggy, Michelle, George

Rehearsal Dinners • Reunions Baby Showers • Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

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

www.cucinarosa.com

Mike Perry, Cecil Bryan, Dave Brown


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Chris, Ken

Rachelle, Bob

Alyssa and Sean Gannon

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

Mondays - Rib DAY 1/2 Rack - $8.50 All Day Long Tuesdays - TAVERN PIZZA & TACO DAY $3.50 Small Pizzas $5.50 Large Pizzas $1 Tacos Wednesdays our famous wing night! starting at 3pm

BEST WINGS IN SOUTH JERSEY Take-Out Package Goods Daily Specials 8 Flat Screen TVs happy hour Mon - Tues - Thurs - Fri 3-5pm $2 Domestics $3 Well Drinks

Best Wings & Great Specials 

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


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at 7 ocean

Casually Elegant Victorian Dining

Enjoy Dining Cocktails on our Oceanfront Porch and Porch Bar!

“Cape May’s best Happy Hour!” - Victorian Towers Crew

Monday thru Friday • 3-6pm $2 off drinks Special bar food from $1.25

Val Lear, Joanne McCullough, Dan Casale, Donna Boyle, Chris Gannon

7 Ocean Street at the Inn of Cape May 609-884-5555 • innofcapemay.com

Authentic Italian Cuisine

Seafood & Fine Dining

Allie Brown, Grace Owen, Kelsey Andrews

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

PRIME RIB SPECIAL Saturday & Sunday

Early Birds Sun. - Fri. 3:30-5:30pm

3704 Bayshore Road, North Cape May Cape Plaza Shopping Center • 889-6610

Keenan and Joan Osborne, Bill and Chris Gannon


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A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma

Now Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm

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Includes reg. coffee tea ice tea or soda. Thank You for Not Substituting. Not good with any other discounts.

406 N. Broadway, West Cape May • (609) 884-6332 www.bellavidacafe.com

Serving Dinner from 5:30 Thursday thru Sunday Kevin Barndt, Mitch Gannon, Bruce Juice

Sean, Alyssa and Friends

Beach Avenue & Howard Street at the Hotel Macomber (609) 884 8811 www.unionparkdiningroom.com


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The Police Blotter

burlingame, California – On the 700 block of Paloma Avenue, a resident complained about an ice cream truck vendor who rang his bell constantly. The resident reported that he had asked the vendor to not ring the bell in front of his house before.

Classic Quotations Cape May County Historical Museum

A Story From The Past “Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.” Voltaire “I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.” Heywood Broun “Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.” Jim Fiebig “My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. That’s my philosophy.” Thornton Wilder “Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.” Don Kardong “There’s nothing wrong with me a little ice cream won’t fix.” Anonymous

The years between 1882-1884 were especially momentous for Cape May, with the construction of the Carroll Villa and Atlantic Hotel on Jackson Street, the Lafayette Hotel on the corner of Beach and Decatur, the Star Villa on Ocean Street and the famous iron pier. Electrical and gas lines were also run throughout the city. The iron pier was finished in 1884, extending the boardwalk 1,000 feet. The pier was 30 feet wide, and a second pier was constructed underneath for public fishing. Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

A SQUROUND is a “portmanteau” or combined word for “square round,” referring to a compromise between a square and a round carton. It is also sometimes known as a scround. The term applies almost exclusively to ice cream packaging design.

KNOW your way around Cape May? Think of yourself as the observant type? Feast your eyes on the photograph above, prepared by our resident cryptographer Kate Chadwick. If you think you know what establishment you’re staring at, 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 full-size, full-color photo and instructions on how to enter – follow the instructions carefully. And, don’t worry if you have never used Facebook before – it’s easy! Just ask your six-year-old nephew for help. To enter, look for the mystery photo at www.facebook. com/exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

The ice cream cone’s invention is linked to the 1904 World’s Fair in St Louis. An ice cream vendor reportedly didn’t have enough dishes to keep up with the demand, so he teamed up with a waffle vendor who rolled his waffles into cones.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J “Life is short - eat dessert first.” 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 Moo Shu pork. 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

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

ATE spring is a glorious time of year in Cape May. The town, like the trees and flowers lining the Washington Street Mall, starts to bloom again. Shops open their doors, restaurants fire up their grills and a few unfamiliar faces make their way back into our town. But, it’s only a few unfamiliar faces, meaning it’s the perfect time of year for locals to snag a seat at the Lobster House’s Raw Bar or grab a bite at some of the town’s most popular (and typically packed) restaurants. That is why it doesn’t make sense that we were one of only a few tables at Frescos on Thursday night. Just a few weeks from now you’ll be lined up at the door just waiting to get in, so why wasn’t everyone in Cape May at Frescos for their opening? We’d been counting down the days and were surprised to find the restaurant wasn’t packed with familiar local faces. The food, as always, was exceptional – their lobster, champagnecream sauce makes the Seafood Pescatore worth all the carbohydrates in the pappardelle... even with swimsuit season right around the corner. The guys behind the line – Chef Joe Badger, Will Bassett-Powell and Jonathan Martin – deserve a shout-out. So remember, gentle reader... this is the time of year to get out and sample the sweet tastes of Cape May before things get crazy. Don’t waste time sitting on your duff awaiting the return of summer. You know just how busy you’ll be after Memorial Day, which happens to be this weekend, and you know just how hard it will be to get a seat around the fire pit at The Rusty Nail. Take advantage of the last few days of spring before the town is inundated with carloads

is a sexy new space that will greatly enhance the city’s food-and-drink experience. Speaking of starting the season off right, a big THANK-YOU to all of our friends who stopped by the launch party for this year’s Cool Cape May book. We’re quite proud of it – be sure to snag your copy ASAP. About this time last year we wrote about Jack Wright having his bicycle stolen from outside the Exit Zero global HQ. This past week staff member Dan Mathers had two bicycles stolen in the space of a couple days (Dan’s silver and black cruiser was stolen from the bike rack in front of The Beach House restaurant in daylight). Both bikes were locked, which means the thief must be carrying around some hefty bolt cutters. It is a frustrating situation, and it will cost Dan a couple hundred dollars to replace both his bike and his wife’s bike (a greenish lady’s mountain bike). We hope you will all keep your eyes open for any shady character walking around with a set of bolt cutters. If you do, give the police a call. In the meantime we suggest everyone head over to Swain’s and purchase themselves one of those hefty, solid metal, U-shaped locks. Dan was using $7 braided wire combination locks, but an upgrade is clearly worth the investment. We doubt this lowlife would get away with carrying a plasma cutter around with him. We’ve said it before... you can leave your front door unlocked in Cape May and get no trouble, but bikes, you need to guard them with your life. Get yourself to Swain’s today, and get a sturdy lock before some creep rips you off, too.

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of people who can’t seem to navigate the intersection of Lafayette and Jackson. Frescos is one of 26 fine local establishments taking part in the annual Restaurant Week, which is happening June 5-12. There are some excellent bargains to be had, with participating restaurants offering fixed price menus. For more information visit cmrestaurantweek.com. We here at EZ Global HQ have a feeling that this will be a great summer – all those folks talking up Cape May on TripAdvisor can’t be wrong, and we’ve been hearing some good news around town about rentals and B&B bookings, which are obviously good indicators of what’s to come. Speaking of fine establishments, we dropped by The Ebbitt Room on Saturday night for the opening of its new bar and revamped restaurant. What a difference! The tiny service bar has been replaced by a U-shaped bar that sits around a dozen people, and a wall has been taken down in the restaurant area, creating a freeflowing space that’s buzzing with energy. Furthermore, the floor, walls and ceiling have all been given a do-over. The end result

Breakfast & Lunch 8am to 3pm Dinner from 5pm Live Music - No Cover Friday, May 27 Jay Bethel • 7 - 10pm

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

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

Saturday, May 28 Class Act • 7 - 10pm

AT THE CARROLL VILLA HOTEL

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


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C O F F E E

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OPEN SAT & SUN

8088 BAKERY

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ROASTED COFFEES

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SPECIALTY

FROZEN COFFEE

DRINKS

HAND

GOODS

ROLLED BAGELS

CATERING

BREAKFAST

TRAYS

Val Lear, Donna Boyle, Joanne McCullough

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SPECIALTY

SANDWICHES

Dotty Gannon, Bill Gannon, Grace Owen


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Tasting Room - Open Daily 12-5pm Winery Tours - Saturdays at 3pm

Syrah * Blush * Chardonnay Port * Pinot Noir * Red Reserve Gift Certificates & Gift Baskets Available

Barb and Teri

New Cape May Series Wine Releases: Chardonnay Pinot Grigio Riesling Cape May Red Cabernet Franc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Cliff Glenn, Bill Gannon

Dan, Lydia

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


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“Exit Zero” Jet-Sets Around The World photographS by Our Lovely Readers

91 Beach Drive, North Cape May (609) 886-5529 www.harpoonhenrys.net

Carol Reynolds, Sandy Miller, Don Schweikert and Patti Jo Kiraly got a bit held up with ‘EZ’ in Alexandria, Egypt.

Open Friday–Monday at 12:00 serving lunch & dinner Live Music Friday, May 27 Michael James • 6–10pm

Ed and BettyAnn Sherreth took ‘EZ’ to San Gimignano, Italy.

Saturday, May 28 Beachcomber Bill • 6–10pm Sunday, May 29 Beachcomber Bill • 6–10pm Monday, May 30 Ann Oswald • 6–10pm Cheryl Schoenle and Max Grupp went cruising with ‘EZ’ in Cozumel, Mexico.


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The Inside Scoop On City Hall

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A user’s guide to Cape May City Council meetings... By Jon Roth and Kate Chadwick

elcome to another installment of Exit Zero’s User’s Guide to City Council meetings. Disclaimer: this is not meant to trivialize the importance of such meetings – we appreciate the gravity of this and all government proceedings. But at the end of the day, we all put our pants on one leg at a time (some more successfully than others), so please enjoy our lighthearted assessment. Meeting of Cape May City Council, Tuesday, May 17... 7:01 – Pledge of allegiance 7:05 – Mayor Ed Mahaney strikes the gavel. He is attired in a navy blazer with a flag pin and striped tie. Clerk Diane Weldon takes roll: absent is Councilmember Deanna Fiocca. Mayor Mahaney assures us she has had excellent attendance and the members of the council “know her wishes.” As usual, the notes from the council meeting are being sent to every other paper in the area. 7:06 – Mayor Mahaney discusses the Knights of Columbus Fund Drive at Star of

the Sea, which has been taking place for 40 years, and thanks the two K of C (not to be confused with KFC) members seated in the audience of about one dozen – why are these gigs so sparsely populated, we wonder? (That’s rhetorical – we know why.) These men and others will collect donations outside of Swain’s, Wawa, Star of the Sea and other local establishments to benefit children with special needs. 7:07 – Clerk Diane Weldon, wearing a peasant blouse, reads a proclamation declaring May 28 and 29 official K of C collection of funds days in Cape May; Mayor Mahaney presents the representatives with a certificate and a check. 7:09 – Late agenda items regarding the annual sidewalk sale for merchants on the Washington Street Mall (we hope you all made it out between Thursday and Sunday – the sales were killer). 7:11 – Bond ordinance 235-2011 regards a $500,000 Community Affairs grant to comply with the mission of the American Disability Association. The money will be used in a project to improve beachfront

accessibility, add a handicap ramp to the Franklin Street Civic Center and widen sidewalks – that last item should benefit everyone else who doesn’t enjoy walking single-file through town. 7:15 – All vote yes on Ordinance 2352011. 7:15:50 – Resolution 234-2011 makes Elmira a two-way street – the traffic light should be programmed by Memorial Day. Uh-huh. All vote yes to this as well.

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Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant

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CLIPPER SHIP PUB

Dinner from 5pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 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 George Karavan at the Baby Grand on Saturday Night

Affordable Pub Menu Available! Includes Crabcake Sandwich, Fish & Chips, Bag of Donuts, Chef George’s Soup du Jour & much more!

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

Serving Dinner Nightly From 5pm

Great Menu New Martinis Delicious Desserts Fresh seafood • Tasty steaks • Copper-top bar Bottle & draft beer • Free parking

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


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When was the last time you treated yourself to a night at The Merion?

Dinner & cocktails from 5:00, George Mesterhazy on piano from 5:30 Thursday through Sunday (7 nights after Memorial Day)

Jazz Trio on Thursdays from 8:30 pm! Early bird/night owl specials $16.95-2 courses; $18.95-3 courses $15 Express Dinners served all night! Full bar On-site Parking

Kids’ Menu

106 Decatur St. at Columbia Ave., Cape May Reservations 609-884-8363 or online at www.merioninn.com

7:17 – Mayor Mahaney remarks that Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman is smiling tonight because it is his turn to read resolutions. There are 23 of them, so we settle in as Wichterman warns us, “If I catch anyone sleeping, it goes in the paper.” We scanned the room several times, but everyone remained remarkably conscious. Here are some “highlights:” 99-2011. Harborfest slated for June 15. 100-2011. Housing inspections on homes, hotels and motels to ensure they all have the proper mercantile licenses. 102-2011. Annual fireworks display approved for the Fourth of July. Annually, 40,000 people come to town for this event. 103-2011. A new green initiative is introduced for civic,

commercial and residential buildings. Mahaney remarks “the time has come for this.” Indeed. We wonder how they’ll fit solar panels on those pesky Victorian turrets though. 108-2011. Award of recycling removal contract. Wichterman, nattily attired in a spring-y, lime-green dress shirt, remarks, “Not too exciting, but we need it.” 111-2011. Agreement to hold closed meeting with attorney regarding the Beach Theatre, which is described as “a decrepit building that’s sitting out there.” Of course, “anybody can read the minutes” regarding the Beach Theatre meeting “once the topic is eradicated.” Besides the Terminator vocabulary, this sounds a bit backwards to us. 120-2011. Remington & Vernick engineering contract for either repair or demolition and replacement of water tank at Columbia and Madison. Mayor Mahaney mentions the town of Sanibel Island, FL, that lobbied to have their water tank

placed underground because the above-ground structure was an “eyesore.” 121-2011. Annual sidewalk sale, where Deputy Mayor

Wichterman reminds us the Kiwanis Club will have a car on the mall for raffle. Councilman Bill Murray adds “By the way, the Kiwanis car will be here at the next city council meeting,” eliciting chuckles. 7:31 – Public Portion: Paul Johnston, in a lavender checked shirt and light jeans, makes a brief statement about Harborfest, which coincides this year with the 100th anniversary of Cape May Harbor, built by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1911. Now it’s the fourth biggest port in the country with an inland canal wide and deep enough to berth the Battleship NJ. 7:34 – Bernie Haas, attired in a checked blue and white Oxford and khakis (was it khaki night and no one told us?) begins with a disclaimer: “No, I don’t want to talk about that decrepit building. That decrepit historic building.” Instead he asks about the cost of a Ford Explorer purchased by the city: $24,000. He also asks for specifics on the city’s Green NJ initiative before leaving the podium. As he goes, Wichterman offers a parting shot: “Bernie, as for the Beach Theatre, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” 7:36 – Sue Tischler, looking fresh in a pink plaid blouse

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5/11: Mariachi Band At El Portal In North Cape May

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

love spring! Zagat Rated Fine Dining Serving Every Evening Nine Beautifully Appointed Guest Rooms

1301 Beach Avenue • 609.884.9090 • petershieldsinn.com


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Open Daily LUNCH & DINNER

SEAFOOD • STEAKS COCKTAILS

PHILLIES games

Domestic Beer Specials Pints and Bottles $2 and $2.50 Available during every game! Join the PHUN!

Early Bird Dinners

Inside Scoop On City Hall ? From Page 18 and black slacks, inquires as to the hours of the sidewalk sale: it runs from 9am-7pm. 7:39 – Mayor Mahaney introduces a letter agreement between Ogden Construction, Cape Island Baptist Church and the City of Cape May, whereby the city will pay $10,000 so that construction workers can use the church parking lot as they work on the new Convention Hall (rather than take up valuable parking along the promenade). Councilman Murray dissents, arguing that Ogden Construction ought to pay the fee, but Mayor Mahaney explains that “this is the most economically viable choice,” and the cost of reserving the lot was already part of the $1.5 million budget for the project. 7:42 – City Attorney Anthony Monzo, immaculate

Monday thru Thursday 4-6pm

Wednesday Family Friendly Trivia Night 7pm

Live Music... ThursdayS Jay Bethel Unplugged - 8pm Fridays at 9pm OPEN MIC NIGHT

The Talent has been Awesome!

SUNDAYS Barry • 4-6pm (609) 884-3449 WASHINGTON STREET MALL, cAPE mAY www.pilothousecapemay.com

| Kids’ Menu | | Great Veggie Dishes | | Charming Patio | | Delicious Desserts | “BEST MEXICAN” by NJ Monthly for the past 6 Years! “BEST of the SHORE” Philadelphia Magazine 2006 “EXCELLENT” — AC Press 2005

Carpenter’s Square Mall Cape May | 898-7750

as usual in a dark gray suit, polka-dot tie and tassled loafers, explains that the city is protected from liability through indemnity insurance. Mayor Mahaney chimes in that the city has a vested interest in keeping the contractors’ cars corralled in one site, as opposed to them taking up spots all over the city which otherwise could be used for tourist and local parking. 7:47 – Murray explains that whether anyone objects is immaterial, as the money is already spent and the contract signed; the mayor rejoins. This goes on way too long. 7:53 – All vote yes, except Murray, who votes no. 7:49 – Diane Weldon reads the minutes. Shockingly, everyone accepts them. 7:50 – City Manager Bruce MacLeod, in a yellow shirt

and khaki blazer, presents new business. He mentions that Memorial Day is approaching, and describes the service at the monument on Columbia Avenue (that’s 9am, folks) and a Sunday, May 29 performance by the Atlantic Brass Band in Rotary Park. He also mentions the K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) will be cleaning the beach on May 23 (as everyone waits with bated breath for Deputy Mayor Wichterman to bring up the auction car again at the mention of the word “Kiwanis”). If any readers would like to sit with Exit Zero crew at the next council meeting, it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 8. 7:58 – Deputy Mayor Wichterman comments on the proliferation of dogs on the mall, where they are prohibited. “I had to point out to a policeman on the mall that a man with a dog was standing right by me,” Wichterman says, then interjects as a side note that Kiwanis Club is having a huge garage sale. Mayor Mahaney rejoins, “Mr MacLeod, will you make sure the Kiwanis Club gets an invoice for all this free advertising?” 7:59 – Mention of a new Community Visioning Committee, formed to help get a consensus from citizens about the direction Cape May should take. To offer input, visit www. capemaycity.com and click the Community Visioning Survey link by June 1. 8:02 – Mayor Mahaney advises that the city is in receipt of a $450,000 open spaces grant from Governor Christie. This

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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

BYOB

YES

YES

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

B, L

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

N/A

NO

YES

D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

B, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

B, L

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

BYOB

NO

YES

L, D

$2-$8

BYOB

NO

YES

D

$15-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

NO

A ca Mia 524 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-6661, www.acamia.com

A lovely spot on Cape May’s Washington Street Mall. Fine food of northern Italy & world-class people-watching!

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

This fine restaurant is now open for the season! They serve breakfast and dinner daily and lunch on the weekends.

Avalon coffee 7 Gurney Street, Cape May, 898-8088, www.avaloncoffeecompany.com

The Cape May location is now open on the weekends. They have great sandwiches as well as great coffee.

Axelsson’s Blue Claw 991 Ocean Drive, (609) 884-5878 blueclawrestaurant.com

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

backstreet 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May 884-7660, backstreetcapemaynj.com

Downhome cooking and a really friendly, laidback vibe are what you’ll find in this gem of a place. Awesome nightly specials!

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

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

big wave burritos 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May (609) 898-To Go

An awesome burrito eatery with a beachy, oh-so-casual vibe and excellent food - great smoothies, too!

The Black Duck 1 Sunset Boulevard, (609) 898-0100 blackduckonsunset.com

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

The Blue Pig Tavern 251 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-8422 congresshall.com

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

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

Boiler room 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall (609) 884-8421

The coolest hot spot in town. The Boiler Room is where it’s at for a cocktail and the music to dance it off.

Cocktails

Cards: V, MC, AE, D

Full Bar

NO

NO

brown room 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall (609) 884-8421

Cape May’s living room is just the ticket when you want to relax with a beverage and great food.

Cocktails

Cards: V,MC,AE,D

FULL BAR

NO

NO

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

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

L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

KEY

u Onsite parking

b Handicap accessible

Other details

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u b

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U

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H u b

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H u b

H Takeout available

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Page 22 Inside Scoop On City Hall ? From Page 20 will be used to cultivate the open space that runs most of the length of Lafayette Street, allowing for the creation of a recreation area. 8:05 – More water tank talk. 8:07 – Paul Johnston returns to the podium and inquires how much it cost the city (and thus the taxpayers) in their failed attempt to put him out of business (he owns The Cove restaurant). The council is quiet before Attorny Monzo advises Johnston to submit a request to the Clerk’s office through the Open Records Act (or OPRA). Johnston remarks that the judge described the city’s case as “misguided, ill-advised and in bad faith” before leaving the podium.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:10 – Linda Steenrod returns to the podium and inquires after the institution of sign ordinance (we have one) and whether it’s being enforced (loosely). Steenrod recently tripped over an A-frame sign, and she understood that they’re not allowed. City Manager MacLeod explains that a permit is required for these signs, and if there’s a particular establishment with a sign, he will check on their permits. She also wants to know why the city is always picking on dogs on the mall, but not skateboarders or bicyclists. Council member Terri Swain agrees, and mentions that Swain’s Ace Hardware is a dog-friendly establishment.

8:12 – Bernie Haas returns to the stand, again reminding the council that his com-

Seaside Cheese Co.

pecorino pepato

A sheep’s milk cheese from Italy has an intense flavor that is great in pasta & sauces.

600 PARK BOULEVARD WEST CAPE MAY • 884-8700

ments are “not about the historic Beach Theater.” We can’t help noticed Haas’ voice resembles a certain NPR radio personality. He explains that the Convention Hall construction has created problems for pedestrians crossing the street, and proposes the erection of two chain-link fences and perhaps a bit of community art. He then says that the city should make it more noticeable on the website about Cape May’s historic designation. Mayor Mahaney explains that more fencing will be erected and a police officer will be stationed at this area to help with street crossings. 8:15 - The meeting is adjourned, and the members of the public still in attendance shuffle out the door while the council prepares to meet and discuss the Beach Theatre. Your correspondents then headed to The Brown Room for our customary postcouncil aperitifs and to gossip even more shamelessly than we do in this column. A word to our readers: we noticed the same members of the audience kept returning to the podium during the public portion, perhaps because there were only 12 people in attendance. We suggest you stop by the next meeting (that’s 1pm on June 8). You’ll at least enjoy some Kiwanis Club jokes.


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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?

Winery

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

WINERY

N/A

NO

Other details

u b

Cape May Winery 711 Townbank Road, (609) 884-1169 capemaywinery.com

This beautiful winery is open daily from 12-5pm. Make a reservation to tour the winery on Saturdays at 3pm.

Cape Orient 315 Ocean Street, (609) 898-0088 capeorient.com

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

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

carriage house 1048 Washington Street, Pysick Estate Cape May, (609) 884-5404

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

L

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

BYOB

YES

YES

Copper Fish 416 Broadway, West Cape May (609) 898-1555

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

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

Cucina Rosa 301 Washington Street Mall (609) 898-9800 www.cucinarosa.com

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

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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.

L, D

$4-$18 Cards: V, MC

FULL BAR

NO

YES

depot market cafÉ 409 Elmira Street, Cape May (609) 884-8030

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

B, L, D

$6-$14

BYOB

NO

YES

The Ebbitt Room 25 Jackson Street, (609) 884-5700 virginiahotel.com

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

D

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

BAR

YES

NO

ella’s 326 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May (609) 884-3350

To-go food without the guilt. Smoothies, parfaits, the freshest fruit and green salads, and outstanding sandwiches.

B, L

$4-$7

N/A

NO

YES

H

ellie’s bakery 301 North Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-4007

A from-scratch, small-batch bakery that uses only real, fresh ingredients in all their decadent baked goods.

Bakery

$1-$30 Cards: V, MC

N/A

NO

YES

u H

fish and fancy 2406 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 886-8760, www.fishandfancy.com

Superb seafood however you like it – fried, broiled, grilled, blackened or sautéed. That’s choice for you. Great salads, too!

BYOB

YES

YES

410 Bank Street 410 Bank Street (609) 884-2127, www.410bankstreet.com

After 25 years, it’s still one of Cape May’s finest restaurants, serving food that’s as brilliant and creative as ever.

BYOB

YES

YES

KEY

u Onsite parking

b Handicap accessible

H

U

u b

H u b u b

H b

H u

H u b

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

D

U

u

$5-$19 L, D

H

Cards:

ub H u

V, MC, AE, D

H Takeout available

U Dog-friendly patio in season


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What They’re Wearing On The Streets Of Cool Cape May

Hannah Sweeten, 15, student, Cape May. Shirt from Aeropostale, jeans from Delia’s, sandals from Charlotte Russe.

Anthony Milane, 17, bus boy, Cape May. Shirt from Monster, jeans from Bullhead, shoes, hat and belt from DC, sunglasses by Aviator.

Brianna Milane, 18, student, Pennsylvania. Shirt from Aeropostale, tank top from Old Navy, jeans from YMI, sandals from Old Navy, bag from Coach, sunglasses from Chanel.

Jacqui Verhauz, 27, DUI specialist, Jim Thorpe, PA. Shirt from Bonton, jeans from True Religion, sandals from J. Crew, watch from Fossil, bag from Coach, sunglasses from Vera Bradley.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe frescos 412 Bank Street, Cape May (609) 884-0366, frescoscapemay.com

From the same owners of 410 Bank Street, this restaurant wins awards for its Italian food every year for a reason.

gecko’s Carpenter’s Square Mall, Cape May (609) 898-7750

The opening of Gecko’s always signals a change of season in Cape May. They serve superb southwestern food on their patio.

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

Excellent downhome Italian food, reasonably priced and great for family dinners. Check out their early bird specials.

harbor view 954 Ocean Drive 884-5444 harborviewcapemay.com

A Key West vibe, great views of the harbor, good food and regular entertainment. Plus their deck is now open weekends!

HARPooN HENRY’S Beach Drive & Browning, (609) 886-5529 www.harpoonhenrys.net

Famous for its sunsets, this spot just reopened. There’s no better place to sip a cold beer while catching those last rays!

harrY’s Madison & Beach Avenue (609) 88-HARRY, harryscapemay.com

The restaurant at the Montreal Inn was relaunched last summer, to fine reviews. Excellent family fare.

hawk haven vineyard 600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande (609) 846-7347, hawkhavenvineyard.com

Paradise for wine lovers, a short drive north of town. The vineyard is open daily from 12-5pm.

hemingway’s 1045 Beach Avenue (609) 884-5611, hemingwayscapemay.com

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

hot dog tommy’s Jackson Street @ Beach Avenue 884-8388, www.hotdogtommys.com

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

u H

$18-$29 D

Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

YES

YES

L, D

$8-$24

BYOB

YES

YES

D

$12-$28

BYOB

YES

YES

BAR

NO

YES

H

BAR

NO

YES

ub H

b

H u u b

$6-$30 B, L, D

Cards: V, MC $10-$21

L, D

H

Cards: V, MC, D

U

u b

$8-$24 B, L, D

Cards: V, MC, D, AE

BAR

YES

YES

H

Winery

N/A

Winery

NO

NO

u H

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

Looking for Hot Dog Tommy’s? Just look for folks lined up down the street. This is not your average hot dog experience.

L, D

$1-5 Cash Only

N/A

N/A

YES

b H

Island Grill 311 Mansion Street Cape May, (609) 884-0200

The interior design and menu concoctions are similar – Caribbeaninfluenced and very, very colorful.

L, D

$13-$26 Cash Only

BYOB

YES

YES

ub H

italiano’s 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 898-2200

Sometimes, only pizza will do. And Italiano are masters. They also have hoagies, salads and wraps, and offer FREE delivery.

L, D

$5-$12 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

N/A

YES

ub H

Jo Jo Mediterranean Grill 102 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 884-0182, 898-1313

Go Meditteranean with your favorite Greek and Italian dishes - steaks, falafel, pasta, seafood, salads & more.

L,D

$5-$15 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BYOB

NO

YES

ub H

KEY

u Onsite parking

b Handicap accessible

u b

H Takeout available

H

U Dog-friendly patio in season


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chart a course for...

5/11: Mariachi Band At El Portal In North Cape May photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Prime Steaks • Sensational Seafood

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Memorial Day Sunday May 29th 4p-7p Our First Annual:

Ernest Hemingway Look-a-Like Contest

Dawn Nemeth, Angela Lingo, Josh Nemeth

Great Music Extraordinary Prizes A Grand Time For All Food And Drink Specials: Cuban Sandwiches Conch Chowder Fried Conch Dessert Specials

Categories:

Door Prizes for the first 50 people through the door after 4 Hemingway Look-a-Like (costume)

Creative interpretation of the Hemingway Look

Alice Downey, Bin Downey

(costume)

Creative interpretation of a Hemingway Story (costume or poem)

1045 Beach Avenue • 609.884.5611 www.Hemingwayscapemay.com

Peckiconis Family


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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?

B, L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

L, D

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

BAR

For tables of eight or more

YES

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

B, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

D

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

BAR

YES

NO

BAR

NO

YES

BAR

YES

NO

u b

the lobster house Fisherman’s Wharf, (609) 884-8296, thelobsterhouse.com

Take-out, fish market, restaurant, raw bar, breakfast diner... The Lobster House has it all. A must visit while at the cape!

lucky bones 1200 Route 109, (609) 884-BONE, luckybonesgrill.com

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

mad batter 19 Jackson Street (609) 884-5970, madbatter.com

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

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

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

marie nicole’s 9510 Pacific, Wildwood Crest (609) 522-5425 www.marienicoles.com

Marie Nicole’s serves modern American cuisine with a European ambiance. Late menu, desserts and cocktails.

Marq’s Pub & restaurant 501 Beach Avenue (609) 884-3500

The new spot at the Marquis de Lafayette hotel. A good old-fashioned pub atmosphere on weekends.

B, D

$4-$22 Cards: V, MC, AE

Martini Beach 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-1925

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

D

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

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

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

D

BAR Cards: V, MC, D, AE

BAR

YES

YES

Montreal Liquor Store Beach Ave and Madison, Cape May (609) 884-6114

Grab a bottle of your favorite vino on your way to a BYOB, or st ock up on beer and spirits for your next party.

Spirits

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

Liquor Store

NO

NO

ocean view Beach & Grant Avenues (609) 884-3772 oceanviewrestaurant.com

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

B, L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

old grange 723 Seashore Road, Cape May (609) 884-0114

Renowned Philadelphia chef Tony Clark has taken over the kitchen, making this an exciting addition to the restaurant scene.

D

Please call for details.

BYOB

YES

YES

peter shields 1301 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-9090 www.petershieldsinn.com

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

D

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

BYOB

NO

NO

KEY

u Onsite parking

b Handicap accessible

Other details

H

U

u b

H b

H u u b b

u b

H

U

u b

H u b

H u b

H Takeout available

H

U Dog-friendly patio in season


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5/14: Pre-Prom Party Hosted By The Hineline Family

Katie Smith, Carly Crisanti, Sarah Peck, Kelly–Jo Gillin-Schwartz, Brian Canchola, Dan Castellucci, Taylor Vendetta, Frank Hineline PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Harbor View Restaurant, Bar & Marina Open Thursday thru Sunday for Lunch & Dinner • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday

Memorial Day Weekend Great Band Lineup including The Chatter Band on Monday, May 30 3-7pm Enjoy Sushi on our Deck!

954 Ocean Drive, Cape May • 609-884-5444 Between

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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?

Other details

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

H

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

H

rio station 3505 Route 9 SouthRio 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 Cards: V, MC, AE, D

BAR

YES

YES

Rusty Nail 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May 884-0017 • www.beachshack.com

Coldest beer and coolest vibe in town. The iconic Rusty Nail is the place to be for an iconic Cape May experience.

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

The Sea Shanty 711 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 898-6015 • seashantycapemay.com

Fresh seafood for eat-in or take out. Open every day from 11:30 am-10 pm. Check out their daily specials!

L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

Seaside Cheese Company 600 Park Blvd, (609) 884-8700 www.seasidecheesecapemay.com

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

L, D

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

N/A

N/A

YES

tisha’s 318 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-9119, tishasfinedining.com

This local favorite moved from Convention Hall to the mall, at the former site of Stumpo’s. Now open daily.

B, L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

The Ugly Mug 426 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-3459

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

L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

uncle bill’s pancake house Beach Avenue & Perry Street Cape May (609) 884-7199

Reliably-excellent food – there is a reason why people wait... excellent breakfasts. Open daily.

B, L

$4-$9

BYOB

NO

YES

union park Beach Avenue & Howard, (609) 884-8811, www.unionparkdiningroom.com

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

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

vincenzo’s little italy ii 3704 Bayshore Road, North Cape May (609) 889-6610

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

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

Superb gourmet food, and a bar to get your night off on the right foot. Amazing wine list. Be sure to visit on weekends.

D

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

BAR

YES

YES

zoe’s 715 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-1233

Zoe’s has large portions at affordable prices. And they have a great dog-friendly patio!

B, L

$4-$12

BYOB

NO

YES

KEY

u Onsite parking

b Handicap accessible

u b

H u b

H u b

H b

H b b

H u b

H H u b

H u b

H b

H Takeout available

H

U

U Dog-friendly patio in season


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5/14: Pre-Prom Party Hosted By The Hineline Family photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Robin Drechen, Amanda Peck, Ellen Smith, Jeannette Peck

Dori Nagel, Diane Castellucci, Bethany Castellucci, Morgan Patro

609-884-4800 At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur Street www.CabanasOnTheBeach.com www.facebook.com/CabanasOnTheBeach

Megan and Chris Gillin–Schwartz


photograph by Danielle O’Neal

Name: Joanna Hamilton Workplace: Massage therapist at Accent On Beauty Age: I’m 24. Hometown: I’m from, and still live in, North Cape May. How long have you worked here? I started as a receptionist for a year, then took a year off when I had my baby, and have been back for six months now as a massage therapist. Best thing about the job? Making people feel better, or making them feel good if they feel bad – just helping people in general. What do you recommend here? A nice long massage, of course! But a great pedicure is always nice, and we give the best haircuts. What’s your OTHER dream job? I don’t have one, because I’m already doing it. Favorite thing about Cape May? The summer, for sure. Of course, once summer is actually here, that answer changes to “the winter.” Interview by Kate Chadwick Want to nominate an employee of the week? Email kate@exitzero.us.

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• BLACK’N JACK STRIP • WORLD FAMOUS CRAB CAKES •

You don’t always get what you pay for... •

Sometimes you get more! • Acres of free parking, amazing homemade food & no sticker shock when you see your bill

AMERICAN STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE Featuring Hand-cut Steaks, Fresh Local Seafood, & International Beers-on-tap Grande Center Shopping Mall • Rio Grande, NJ 609-889-2000

DAN’S MARGUARITA • BEST PRIME RIB IN THE UNIVERSE • STATION STEAMERS • STELLA ARTOIS • GREGGY FRIES • BUILD YOUR OWN GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH •

Announcing Cape May’s Employee Of The Week

GetMoreEZ

MANDARIN SALMON • RIO CLAMS CASINO • AWARD-WINNING WINE LIST • DONNIE’S BRUCHETTA • HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA STICKS • 41 BURGER TOPPINGS

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• TAMI TEA • THE BEST OF CINCINNATI BLACKENING


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The Exit Zero Random Gift Certificate Giveaway

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

ODMOTHERS Dinner from 5pm Wednesday thru Thursday

Early Bird Specials Only $16.95 Available 5:00-5:30

Serving a complete Italian Dinner Menu!

Broadway & Sunset ~ 884-4543

Ocean View FAMILY RESTAURANT

Open everyday • 7am-9pm

Try Our Mini meals Available Monday-Thursday

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

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Every week our photographer Danielle O’Neal roams the streets of Cape May on a mission... to give away a $50 gift certificate to spend at a local business. But it’s not quite THAT easy – first, the lucky recipient has to answer three questions related to our issue theme, which this week is all about ice cream. This week’s winner is Erin Toomey, 28, a monitor technician from Middletown, New Jersey. We found Erin and her companion strolling along the Washington Street Mall. Here are her answers to our piercing questions: How many licks does it take to eat an ice cream cone? 20? How many flavors does Baskin Robbins have? 31 Would you rather have ice cream or cake? Cake! Erin wins a $50 gift certificate to Cucina Rosa for answering our questions. Congratulations and enjoy! PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIELLE O’NEAL


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Chance Meetings

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Everett Chance wines and dines Cape May’s single ladies

ROUCHO Marx said, “Outside of a dog, man’s best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” That Groucho, he knew a thing or two. Women would be wise to understand the relationship between men and their dogs. I coveted a dog my whole life, but various reasons kept me from getting one for years. Without question, the shelter puppy I finally adopted was my best buddy. We did everything together, went everywhere together, and he became an expert in picking up women (helped by the leash my sister got him, embroidered with the announcement, “My dad is single.”) We enjoyed 14 years together before cancer claimed him, and I wouldn’t trade a single boring evening in front of the TV with my faithful furry pal snoring loudly at my feet. Some say dogs offer unconditional love, but I’m reasonably certain that the conditions of that love are the three Ts: treats, toys, and tummy rubs. Still, my dog is the happy face staring at me in the morning, the wagging tail at the door when

I come home at night, the sounding board who always listens to me, and my reason for getting off the couch on some bad days. There’s certainly room in my life for a woman in addition to my dog, but not in place of him. That was Nancy’s mistake. We began dating a few months after I adopted a new puppy. She’s from Chester County, so seeing her meant taking the dog along or dropping him at the kennel. She rarely visited Cape

May, and when she did she wouldn’t stay at my house, only at the lovely but no-dogsallowed Virginia Hotel, so I drove to her a lot. The puppy loved her place: the big yard, the abundance of squirrels, the soft carpets. But he acted like a puppy: he left nose prints on the windows, he tracked grass clippings inside, he left hair on the floor, and one night, left alone in the laundry room while we went out, he chewed on an old rug. No big deal, she said, but he wasn’t welcome there anymore. So, she demanded I choose. The woman, or the dog? Keep seeing her, knowing the puppy wasn’t part of the relationship? Or pick stray dog hairs from my dinner for one? It wasn’t a difficult decision. Drop by Cape May’s dog park on any given weekend morning and you’ll find lots of guys reveling in the joy of their hounds. There’s nothing we like more than living vicariously through our canines. And while we love women, trying to come between a man and his dog can be a relationship killer. You might be the woman we love, but you’ll never be a man’s best friend.


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“We have been enjoying your excellent hospitality since the beginning. The food is always the best!” - The Goodwins

5/21: An All Local Food And Wine Experience At Hawk Haven Vineyard photographS by sandy maloney

Dinner Nightly from 5pm • Lunch Daily from 11:30

Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8am

Breakfast will be served this Friday and Monday as well! Todd and Kenna Wuerker

322 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 884-9119 • www.tishasfinedining.com

Todd and Kenna Wuerker, Carlos Barroz, Lucas Manteca

Serving Dinner from 5pm Wednesday thru Monday Early Bird Specials $19.95 from 5:00-5:30

(609) 898-0100

1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May Dennis and Diane Tolson


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Cape May Forum’s Big Night

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Winery tours, wine tastings, art auctions and great music – don’t miss a very special evening!

he Cape May Forum – Chautauqua at the Shore extends an invitation to the Cape May County community and its visitors for a special evening celebrating the launch of its 2011 program. Cape May Forum’s Big Night will be held at the Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Road, on Saturday, June 4 at 7pm. Tickets are now on sale by phone and on the CMF web site. All proceeds from this evening benefit the fall program, “Guess What’s Coming for Dinner? - The Politics of Food in the 21st Century.” The June 4 rundown of activities will guarantee you a big night in a special setting. You can tour the Cape May Winery, one of the area’s top tourist attractions. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the winery with Toby Craig, proprietor, on one of two tours that evening. Visitors can also sample the wine bar. The vineyard has grown over the past two decades to produce some of South Jersey’s most distinguished wines. Blended wines, both dry and sweet, really hit the

mark, and are a specialty there. Guests will also enjoy a delicious variety of hors d’oeuvres as only the Washington Inn can serve them. There will also be an art auction at the event. Did you know the Cape May Forum has been running a New Jersey-wide poster competition? The winner of the contest

will be unveiled on the Big Night, and all juried work will be on sale at live and silent auctions. The live auction will be hosted by Jack Wright, Exit Zero Editor/Publisher. A limited-edition Politics of Food Art Poster will be the Cape May Forum’s gift to you. As if all this weren’t enough, you can dance to the sounds of the Bob Campanell Band on the winery’s newly opened terrace and fire pit, overlooking the vineyards. Cape May Forum – Chautauqua at the Shore (CMF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 as a consortium of the region’s organizations and individuals. CMF provides an annual forum where creative and inspiring artists, speakers, events and courses are presented to further enhance the Cape May experience for residents and visitors alike. CMF aims to attract more visitors to Cape May by integrating and showcasing the existing cultural, artistic, and educational aspects of the community. For reservations and tickets, call 609770-2626, email info@capemayforum.org, or visit www.capemayforum.org.

Uncle Bill’s & FAMILY RESTAURANT

open Daily!!

Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our new outside patio!

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


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Spouty-Offy

715 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-1233 www.zoescapemay.com

The column where anonymous gasbags have their say!

HOMEMADE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME

PLEASE tell me how to make No No from Cabanas say yes yes! – Dan, West Cape May

BEACHFRONT EATERY

*** Ice cream... what a silly treat... eating frozen liquid from cows! – Cape May

OPEN DAILY

*** Ice cream, frozen custard, gelato, sorbet... How many names for ice cream do you really need? – Exit Zero *** Sometimes I get brain freeze from eating ice cream too fast. Other times I get it from nothing at all! – Cape May *** Why is there only a Dairy Queen and not a Dairy King? – Erma *** One time I was getting ice cream at Friendly’s and the server was mean to me... how ironic! – Cape May *** My wife is always hogging the Häagen-Dazs! – Villas *** I asked my girlfriend to get me an ice-cream sandwich... she came back with vanilla on rye! – Cape May *** What is the real difference between vanilla and French vanilla? – Cape May *** When you see Russell from Swain’s this week, keep asking him what his favorite flavor of ice cream is... he likes that. – Jackson Street *** When is someone going to

* Full Breakfast Menu make some beer-flavored ice cream? - West Cape May *** I screamed for ice cream... and then my mom told me to shut up and stop screaming. – Cape May *** Rocky Road does not sound like it would be a good flavor of ice cream but trust me, it is! – Cape May *** Sometimes I get brain freeze from eating ice cream too fast. Other times I get it from nothing at all! – Cape May [Spouty Offy Editor’s Note: I think you have brain freeze right now because you have already Spouty Offyed about this earlier!] *** I’m your ice cream man baby, stop me when I’m passin’ by. See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy. – D.L. Roth, Van Halen *** Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream month and the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. What a great president he was! Got the Berlin Wall torn down AND created ice cream month and day. – Cape May

Homemade Muffins, Pancakes & Omelettes * Lunch and Dinner - Our Own Roasted Turkey & Roast Beef Cape May’s Largest Cheese Steaks & Hoagies Vegetarians, Enjoy Our Homemade Veggie Burgers * Entire

Menu Available for Take-Out

* Patio Dining/Pet Friendly... BYOD

HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM

The Old Grange Restaurant Award winning Tony Clark comes home to the Old Grange! Early bird specials from 4 to 6pm Unique dining Tuesday thru Thrusday 6 to 10pm Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11pm BYOB Old Grange by Tony Clark at Histor ic Cold Spr ing Village 735 Seashor e Road, Cape May, NJ 0820 4 R eser vations: 609-88 4-0 114 oldgrangebytonyclark@yahoo.com


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RISTORANTE . BAKERY . GOURMET Shop.

A CA MIA

northern italian & contemporary american cuisine

3 Course Prix Fixe - $22.95 - 5:00-6:30pm Lunch Served Daily - Dinner Friday thru Monday Sidewalk Cafe & Children’s Menu 524 washington street mall, cape may 609-884-6661 • www.acamiacapemay.com

Tea by the Sea

Brian Hager, Paul Cate

Cape May’s Tea Headquarters! (609) 898-4TEA • www.teaincapemay.com 405 W. Perry Street, Cape May

Serving Dinner Friday thru Monday

Monday BOGO Special

Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price Appetizers & Entrees! Reservations Accepted • Cash Only • Free Parking • Catering Available

Joe and Kathleen Lonergan

Joyce and Douglas Jewell, Ben and Bobbie Greenwood

311 Mansion Street • (609) 884-0200


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Susan and Dave

Trevor Lord

Jeremy and Marcy Edwards

PHOTOGRAPHS BY sandy maloney... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

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


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Cape May Cooks

A new column by Knickerbocker and the Southern Belle

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t’s the official start of summer, and in newly re-populated kitchens all over Cape May, families are wondering – what do we have to eat here that tastes good and doesn’t take forever to prepare? As wonderful as Cape May restaurants are, we can’t eat out all the time! Exit Zero, as always, has some answers for you in this new weekly column penned by two local cooks. Don’t expect Martha Stewart – who has time for all that? We’ll give you delicious recipes using fresh local and seasonal ingredients, easily prepared in most kitchens – full-time resident or not. Sometimes we’ll suggest a complete meal. Other weeks we’ll feature a theme. Mostly we hope to encourage yet another form of healthy fun in cool, culinary Cape May. Happy eating! This is a grill-centric menu, so you’ll need one of those. We’ll plan on serving six people. Here’s an appetizer for your first-of-the-summer party: Grilled Clams 15 minutes 36 littleneck clams butter sauce (optional) 2 sticks unsalted butter juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp chopped parsley Heat the grill to medium high. Wash the clams to remove sand and dirt. Place the clams directly on grates of the grill and close lid. The clams will open in 6-10 minutes, depending on the fire. Remove with long tongs – the shells are very hot – and serve individually or arrange them on a platter. If your grill has a separate gas burner, combine the butter, lemon juice and parsley in a shallow pan and melt. If not, prepare on the stove. Now for your entrée and vegetable:

Colorful Fish Kabobs 45 minutes 2 lbs assorted fish (swordfish and tuna or salmon), cut in chunks 3 assorted peppers (red, yellow and/or orange), cut into squares Marinade: ½ cup olive oil 1 fresh orange, juice plus grated rind 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 tsp crushed chili flakes (optional) fresh ground pepper To make the marinade, put the ingredients in a glass or ceramic bowl and whisk. Place the fish chunks in the bowl and marinate in a cool place for 20 minutes. Remove the fish and toss the pepper squares in the marinade to coat. Thread the fish and peppers on to six oiled wood or metal skewers. Grill kabobs for 5-8 minutes on medium heat, turning once. Grilled Asparagus Rafts 20 minutes 2 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 1 tsp balsamic vinegar one large bunch of asparagus, medium-thick stalks are best. Break off the tough ends of the asparagus. In a large bowl, combine the first three ingredients and add the asparagus. Marinate for 10 minutes. Thread about six asparagus spears on two skewers to make little ‘rafts’ – one through the tops of the spears below the tips, and one through the lower ends. Grill for about four minutes. Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!

LUNCH • DINNER EAT IN or TAKE OUT Tacos – Burritos – Smoothies & Much More...

Spring Hours

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • 11am-9pm

Free Wi-Fi Located across from the C-View in Cape May

609-898-To-Go • FREE DELIVERY


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The Triner family

Lori Smith, Jason Plum, Carli Smith

Frank and Kathy, John and Gloria Kucher

Mary Miller, Alberto Guerrero, Mara Miller

Lucas, Deanna

Cosmo and Barbara Giovinazzi, Vince Leonetti

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Carlos Barroz

Mike and Norma Muscella, Bryan and Ann Marie Kelleher

Matt Rutter

PHOTOGRAPHS BY sandy maloney... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

“Best of the Shore” Philadelphia Magazine

“Best of the Shore” South Jersey Magazine

Dinner from 5pm 3 course $30 Pre-Fixe Available Anytime Late Menu, Desserts and Cocktails $25 Wine List Available anytime

Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” Since 2005


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Washington Inn &

photographS by sandy maloney

the wine bar wine flights share plates relaxed atmosphere $1 Oysters until 7 pm

Sonna and Paul Pockelmann, Rich Gerber, Marie and VInce Leonetti, Ellen Chialastri

Kerry Celepija, Sarah Squire, Kathleen Rutherford

The Washington Inn and The Wine Bar are now open Nightly!

the wine bar 801 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204

609-884-5697 reservations accepted Chrissy, Bill, Merrie, Kristen, Dave and Sue


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The Old Fogey

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

id you know Cape May is the birthplace of ice cream? Perhaps you did: you are an erudite lot, known for your taste, elegance and certain peculiar sexual habits. But no more of that: did you also know that our city was where the most powerful, most flavorful ice cream ever made was created? Of course you didn’t, for only one man survived that day to tell the tale, and he paid such a terrible price that the details will horrify you further down this very page. I remember it like yesterday (when it was really more than half a century ago): the boardwalk was thick with people slurping on cones. I thought I saw on some faces a certain ennui, a boredom with the humble ice cream, and knew then that it was time to up the ante. So I locked myself away with the world’s top ice creamiers, who also counted among their number some of the world’s foremost German rocket scientists. I was never able to work out why, other than the speculation that sweating in searing hot bunkers below

a rocket’s exhaust cause a chap to lust for the very best frozen treats. And that is also why rockets are the same shape as ice cream cones – an homage to the refreshment. Anyways, we realized that the pinnacle of ice cream evolution would be to pack the flavor and creaminess of 100 regular ice creams into the one cone. Well, those rocket scientists devised a machine of fiendish complexity and frightening size, where helmeted and masked technicians shoveled fresh ice cream into a pressure chamber.

All was going well. The lights were dimming, the valves were crackling and static electricity was making the hairs on my head stand on end. The blame for what happened next was not mine, I stress, even if my hand was the one that turned the large, red dial marked “Intensität” (those Germans…) from “hoch” (high) to “lächerlich Hohe” (ridiculously high). I mean, who puts that on a dial if it’s not meant to be used? I recall a high-pitched scream, everything went very bright, then there was what can only be described as an explosion of glass, metal and taste. A shimmering glitter coated every surface of the room, smelling most wonderful. I had no choice but to touch a finger to my tongue, and could see everyone else doing so too. Doctors later said that only I stumbled out of that basement, raving about tasting God. The others had all suffered exploded heads, and army bulldozers had to fill in the site and concrete it over for fear of contamination. My tongue, sadly, was unsalvageable, and I now wear an ivory replica in its place.

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!

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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)

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING


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Robert Worth, Richard Rutherford

Diane, Dane Zalewski

Gil Chapman, Lisa Phillips

Trevor, Deanna

JP, Lynsie

PHOTOGRAPHS BY sandy maloney... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Jo Jo

mediterranean

Restaurant

italian • greek • mediterranean steaks • ribs • falafel pasta • seafood quesadillas • salads appetizers • desserts

Visit us on Facebook: JoJo capemay mediterranean 102 sunset boulevard, west cape may

609-884-0182 • 609-898-1313


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Whipped Creamy Fudge Premium Chocolates Saltwater Taffy Hand Dipped Ice Cream

Emily

Delicious Confections for All Occasions! The Most Delicious Fudge You’ll Ever Enjoy!

Shelley, Lisa, and Chrissy

Stop In and Try a Sample. Check Us Out on Facebook! facebook.com/theoriginalfudgekitchen

We Mail Anywhere in The World!

Call 1-800-23-FUDGE Shop online at: www.FudgeKitchens.com

Open Every Day in Cape May on The Washington Street Mall & on The Promenade Emily Joyce, Kris McBurney, and Shelley McShane


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FIBER ARTS YARN SHOP 315 Ocean Street, Cape May Washington Commons Cape May, NJ 08204 609-898-8080 www.yarnsRus.net

photographS by Danielle o’neal

FREE Classes are Back!

Learn to KNIT or CROCHET every day @ 1 pm YARN, PATTERNS, BUTTONS and ACCESSORIES PLUS the KNITTING MACHINES, SPINNING WHEELS

WE ARE....

Open 7 Days and Free Parking

....HOT DOGS

The Italian Garden

and MashedPotatoes and CrunchySalads and FrozenRootBeer and......

Sandy Thomson, Cookie Wilson, Lindsay Clarkson, Patti Santelle, and Gerrit Schulze

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

ALL Italia, All Imports

New Fragrances Have Arrived! (609) 884-2300 • 510 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May

Kelly Clarkson, Brandy White, and Chris Hey

Fresh Seafood and more Eat In or Take Out 11:30am-10pm Every Day Lobster Rolls • Crab Cake Sandwiches Whole Belly Ipswich Clams • Cape May Scallops Fresh Grilled Salads and Fish Sandwiches

Check Out Our Daily Specials! 711 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 898-6015 & (609) 224-7055 www.seashantycapemay.com s u b j e c t t o a v a ilibili t y

w e a cc e p t cr e d i t c a r d s

Nancy, Nancy, Betty, and Anne


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The Spiritual Healers of Cape May Tap into the depth of your soul. Tarot Card Medium Palm Readings Crystal Readings Reiki Healings

Know the meaning and possibilities of your life with a Tarot Card Medium.

5/7: Kentucky Derby Party At The Corinthian Yacht Club photographS by Danielle O’Neal

Connect your mind, body and soul. Feel the peace and be stress free with a Reiki session and holistic herbs.

Call 609-898-7 752 for an appointment

WANTED

Vintage Cape May Beach Tags 1977 through 1980

Mary Joe and Al Johnson, Judy and Jack Lord

Contact Mary @ 856.404.5189

Out-of-this-world Bath Products Matt Fox, Bill Caracci and Maria Curry

monkey farts Experience our newest scent! Banana, coconut and lime (no monkey by-products, really) Available in sugar scrub, bath salts and soap. 526 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204 866-400-SOAP • www.aplaceonearth.com

Bob Herzog, Linda Stuempfig, Marie Stuard, Jody Cathrall, Joan Schaeffner, and Gloria Holstrup


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Customer Service

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

HE internet is an amazing tool. It can also be an amazing waste of time. Thanks to the web, I know that my friend Todd had Cheerios for breakfast; Carla is, like, totally over her boyfriend; and Samantha can’t fit into last summer’s jeans…OMG! Many of us adopt an online persona. Some folks communicate their mood only via song lyric: “Yesterday, I was a blue jean baby. Today I’m free, free falling.” Some people are chronic here-is-what-I’m-eating-now posters: “Awesome Blue Moon Pizza!!” I’m guilty of it too. I post nonsense online more than I’d like to admit. Yesterday it was my favorite Popeye quote. We live in a world that encourages us to update 600 of our closest pals on every passing whim in 140 characters or less. Maybe this is why we think our voices are so important, and why online restaurant reviews are so popular. We’re convinced our opinions matter, so everybody’s a critic. I’ve perused some of the reviews that have been written about my service.

Guests have complained on websites like TripAdvisor and OpenTable that I run around the dining room like it’s on fire (I wouldn’t have to run, dear guests, if you didn’t suck down refills like YOU were on fire.); that I’m so young I look like I should be doing body shots in a college bar instead of serving shots of amuse-bouche in a fine dining room (body shots? Well, I’ve never! Okay, maybe once. But it was spring break.); and that I too proudly announce to my tables that our whole fish comes with its head intact (if I don’t get this point across, Grandma Connie on table two will most surely, when she notices her dinner’s got eyeballs, have MY head).

100’s

Quality, Handcrafted, U.S. Made Birdhouses, Feeders, Baths, Butterfly, Bat and Purple Martin Houses, Hummingbird Feeders, Yard Art & Decor, Iron Poles, Chimes, Natural Insect Repellents (No Deet), Soy Candles & More

The point is, enough with the virtual complaining already. Just because there is a forum for every little gripe doesn’t mean we should all take advantage of it. I think a little more LOLing and a little less FMLing would do us all good. And I’m not alone. A study conducted at Kent State University in 2008 found that students made to write letters of gratitude over a six-week period reported feeling more satisfied with their lives. Dr Steven Toepfer, who conducted the study, believes that positive, non-whiny writing can increase immune system function and reduce symptoms of depression. I think we should all give it a shot (yes, an actual shot, Mr Foodie57, not a body shot). If you don’t roast me online, I won’t tweet about your bad tip. I’ll serve your whole fish with a side of gratitude if you suck back that refill with a splash of appreciation. But if you still insist on blogging about every stinking complaint, I have just one request. OMG, guys, at least watch your grammar.

Cape May’s

Signature Design! The “Must-Have” jewelry item for Cape May locals and loyal visitors. Exclusively at:

Chattel House Village • 109 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May, NJ 08204 (609) 898-8871 • www.birdhouseofcapemay.com Hours: Open 10am-5pm (Closed Tues. & Wed.) • Open Year Round We Ship Anywhere • Bringing Nature Closer to Your Home Since 1995

The “ORIGINAL” Cape May Destination™ Bracelet

HENRY’S

Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler Since 1972 407 Washington St. Mall Cape May, NJ 08204 • 609.884.0334

Henry’s Is Also Your Exclusive Cape May Headquarters for:


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WA T E R F R O N T G R I L L

on the boardwalk at the Cape May Terminal

• • • •

Open daily from 11am Free entertainment Great food Visit our Gift Shop & Terminal Food Court!

Great Water Views • Hassle-Free Parking

1200 Lincoln Boulevard North Cape May 800.643.3779 • cmlf.com


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Ice Cream Must Haves

The finest things from the shops of this charmed city... by Kate Chadwick

Reese’s Waffle Bowl From Dairy Queen Everyone has their own favorite DQ treat, and holy cow – there sure are plenty to choose from. But here at Exit Zero Global Headquarters, we’re partial to the magnificent Reese’s Waffle Bowl, with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and chunks of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, served up in a waffle bowl. Yum. 320 Washington Street, 609-884-0421, www.dairyqueen.com.

Zoku Quick Pop Maker From Love The Cook

Dipped Cones From Ben & Jerry’s

Ingenuity, thy name is Zoku. This little beauty will take any juice, yogurt, nuts – even your favorite wine or spirits – anything with sugar in it, and transform it into a popsicle in a mere NINETY SECONDS. Think of the possibilities for children’s parties – and grown up ones too! $49.99. 404 Washington Street, 609-884-9292, www. lovethecook.com.

To many ice cream aficionados, there is ice cream, and then there is Ben & Jerry’s. So why eat the crème de la crème of ice creams on any old cone? Check out their new line of chocolate-dipped waffle cones, with plain chocolate, peanuts, colored jimmies or multi-colored (when you’re looking for that party vibe). 414 Washington Street, 609884-3040, www.benjerry.com.

Black And White Custard Cone From Kohr’s

Root Beer Float From Dellas

Ice Cream Bowls From Cape May Wicker

You don’t get to stay in business for 90-plus years unless you seriously know what you’re doing, and at The Original Kohrs Brothers Frozen Custard, they know what they’re doing. Especially when you consider that their custard’s got all the taste of premium ice cream with the calories of yogurt. 512 Washington Street, 609-884-8610, www.kohrbros.com.

Nothing like a good old-fashioned soda fountain, and nothing like a scoop of vanilla ice cream floating around in some root beer. At Dellas you’ll find such treats as thick milkshakes, floats and egg creams. So pull up a stool, get a nice fresh lunch on the cheap, and treat yourself to a sweet dessert. 501-503 Washington Street, 609-8844568, www.dellas5and10.com.

Keep this in mind as a great summertime hostess gift! Four colorful ice cream bowls, conveniently packed in this charming little paint can from our neighbors at Cape May Wicker. Bright sunny colors of blue, green, pink and yellow, in unbreakable melanine. Break out the spoons and a gallon of your favorite ice cream and you’re good to go. $15.10. 203 Sunset Boulevard, 609-884-1849.


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5/7: Kentucky Derby Party At The Corinthian Yacht Club

Chrissy and Kelly

Barry and Nancy

Betty and Heather

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Danielle O’Neal... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Shamrock and trinity knot Wedding Tiara.

Cape May Sports Memorabilia LOCATED IN CAPE MAY AT ANTIQUES EMPORIA 405 W. Perry Street

Debbie & Mike Downes

Cape Winds

Florist & Gift Shop

Large selection of high quality vintage sports cards & memorabilia at reasonable prices.

• Current Stars, Hall of Famers and Rookies • • Certified Autographed Items • • Vintage Yearbooks, Programs and Publications •

All Irish Imports

401 Lafayette Street, Cape May • (609) 884-4484

Perfect for Cape May Lovers! CAPE MAY & EXIT 0 CHARMS in Sterling Silver & 14k Gold! Available Exclusively at...

patricia jackson jewelers 414 Bank Street, Cape May • (609) 884-0323

www.patjacksonjewelers.com • Open Fri., Sat. & Mon. 11-6; Sunday 12-5

Phone: 609-898-3332 email: SprtsCardsRus@aol.com www.capemaysportsmemorabilia.com

860 Broadway (Broadway & Stimpson Lane) West Cape May NJ 08204 609-884-1865 • 609-884-2602 Fax email: capewindsflorist@verizon.net www.capemayflowers.com


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The Answer Lady

T

he Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manners of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to info@exitzero.us. Dear Answer Lady I have a crush on someone completely inappropriate. I’m involved, she’s involved. There’s a race difference, a religious difference, an age difference, even a class difference. Cape May is too small for me to avoid her altogether, and we work together in the same restaurant, so we run into each other at all the time. How do I snap out of this? – Crushing Dear Crushing The Answer Lady’s immediate reaction is to instruct you to tell your crush-ee that you perceive a “class difference” between you; your crush will come to a screeching halt as she hands you your own severed head on a platter. Crushes are tough, especially when they’re on someone with whom we have no chance, although none of the factors you named are necessarily insur-

Wise answers to perplexing questions

mountable. (Now opposing sexual orientations, that would be insurmountable.) But crushes can be endured, even conquered, if one is determined. Limiting the amount of time you spend with the crush-ee is a no-brainer, but the Answer Lady will say it anyway, because sometimes we lose our minds in Crushville. The quickest way to get over it is to find someone else to “crush on,” but the Answer Lady advises against it here, since you are “involved.” So, try to train yourself to think of this person in the

most negative possible terms. It’s easy to have a crush when you’re dazzled by them at their best, all dolled up on a Friday night (this is why everyone looks good at the Boiler Room, though beer goggles may be a factor). Replace these with thoughts of her incoherent and vomiting at the end of that Friday night. Or sick and sniveling on the couch with three days of unwashed hair and a runny nose, or reaming out a hapless waiter because she’s had a bad day. People show us what they want us to see, especially if they’re aware of and flattered by your crush. Keep your wits about you, and let it run its annoying course. Dear Answer Lady I met a girl at happy hour last week. We exchanged numbers, and she said to text her next time I’m out and we’d get together. Well, I’ve texted her three times and she always has an excuse. What’s going on here? – Dexter the Texter Dear Dexter She doesn’t want to see you and doesn’t have the cojones to tell you, dear. Lose her number.


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Coolest Souvenirs Car Magnets - $4.75

Show your Cape May pride!

The First Resort - $34.95

Our beautiful coffee table book is a great read and makes a fine gift!

Other Books We’ve Published... Tommy’s Folly Victorian Wonderland River Run to the Sea A Wild Ride Ghost Books

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The May/June Color Issue of Exit Zero is in! Only $4.95

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5/7: Kentucky Derby Party At The Corinthian Yacht Club photographS by Danielle O’Neal

Sue Marker, Carol List, and Kris McBurney

Darla Logue, Karen and Al Faraldo

Ben and Debbie Wolf, and Charlie


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A stunning new coffee table book about the remarkable story of The Chalfonte Hotel Exit Zero Publishing is proud to announce the publication of a wonderful new Cape May book. THE CHALFONTE is a 256-page, full-color hardcover book packed with beautiful photographs and great stories. Book signing parties featuring author Karen Fox and artists whose paintings are included in the book are being held all summer at The Chalfonte... go along to experience this unique Cape May hotel, and enjoy the book that’s sure to be a local best-seller! Sunday May 29 Book launch party! Signing of The Chalfonte with author Karen Fox 2 to 4 pm at the hotel’s King Edward Bar Sunday June 19 Art reception featuring the art work of Lou Riccio and book signing with author Karen Fox 2 to 4 pm The Magnolia Room (wine, cheese, appetizers)

Wednesday June 29 Book signing with author Karen Fox 4 pm to 6pm at the hotel’s King Edward Bar Sunday July 3 Art reception featuring the art work of Penelope Chiusano and book signing with author Karen Fox 2 to 4 pm The Magnolia Room (wine, cheese, appetizers) Sunday July 24 Book signing with author Karen Fox 4 pm to 6pm at the hotel’s King Edward Bar Sunday August 7 Art reception featuring the art work of Marie Natale and book signing with author Karen Fox 2 to 4 pm The Magnolia Room (wine, cheese, appetizers)

Or buy it online at chalfonte.com


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203 Sunset Blvd. West Cape May (609) 884-1849

& 1930 Route 9 Clermont (609) 624-3031

“North Cape®” outdoor wicker and wicker bedroom furniture. Also, candles, seasonal decorations, cushions, souvenirs.

Four Piece White Wicker Seating Group and Cushions. Your choice of many fabrics. $199

Be sure to visit their other fun store too!

Home Fashion and Fun 109 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May • (609) 884-5330 Beach and nautical décor and gifts. Fun one of a kind items, and unique children’s toys.


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The Exit Zero Guide To Shopping In Cool Cape May Across the way 304 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-4199 www.acrossthewaycapemay.com

Stop in here for an exciting collection of furniture and home decor including quirky clocks, whimsical lawn chairs, books and games that will get you thinking, and top-quality lamps and fixtures to make every room a bit brighter.

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

No visit to Cape May is complete without a stop at the shopper’s paradise known as Cape May Wicker. Spruce up your house inside and out with one visit. Furniture, lamps, whimsical signs, candles and much, much more, at great prices.

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

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

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

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.

andrew’s ltd 325 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 898-7755

Visit Andrew’s for a beautiful collection of estate jewelry and an eclectic mixture of antiques and collectibles that will appeal to all age groups. Look out for antique watches, hand-colored photographs and sparkling glassware.

caroline Boutique Carpenter’s Lane between Jackson and Decatur Cape May (609) 884-5055

Cool, contemporary casual clothing is what you’ll find in this hip boutique. Twenty-eight years in the same location doesn’t happen by accident - shop at Caroline and get ready for “where did you get that?”

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

Put the fresh and fun back into bath time with a visit to A Place On Earth. Sublime soaps,, salts, scrubs, sprays and lotions, all made by hand with natural ingredients and organic botanicals. Smell yummy at A Place On Earth.

celebrate cape may Ocean Avenue and Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-9035

They specialize in “one-stop shopping” Looking for fleeces, embroidered T-shirts or cardigans? What about postcards, personalized magnets, keychains, postcards and hermit crabs? Look no further, friends.

Artisans alcove 523 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 898-0202 www.artisansalcove.com

When shopping for jewelry, why not opt for a piece that carries a bit of history with it? Artisans Alcove boasts a great selection of Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian and Modern jewelry, so whatever your tastes, you’ll leave satisfied.

cohwen’s ink emporium 1210 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 886-7767 www.cohwensinkemporium.com

If you’re looking for a professional tattoo artist or piercer, look no further than Cohwen’s Ink Emporium. Cohwen Allen has been specializing in his trade for over 17 years - visit him and his talented staff today.

Antiques Emporia 405 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-3332

There is always a great selection of Americana, furniture, costume jewelry, watches, clocks, vintage postcards, magazines and more. Pick up some vintage jewelry to top off an outfit. The stock is always changing, so stop in often.

desatnick’s window fashions Cape May (609) 884-2545 www.desatnicks.com

This family-owned and operated business offers the final accessory for every room: window treatments. They carry all kinds of blinds and shades as well as elegant drapes. The styles and variety offered by DeSatnick’s is beyond compare.

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

This charming 10-acre farm is great for a family visit. Come and meet the alpacas, 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.

donna’s Hallmark 401 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-0555

Every visitor in Cape May has a few friends or loved ones back home. Why not stop by and get them a keepsake? Donna’s carries a wide selection of cards and gifts like their Himalayan salt lamps, which cast a warm, soothing glow.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

fiber arts yarn shop 315 Ocean Street, Cape May Washington Commons (609) 898-8080 www.yarnsrus.net

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. Don’t miss their knitting classes.

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

The hand-picked deals and old-fashioned service at this store keeps customers coming back. Your source for everything linen, from aprons, sheets and tablecloths to curtains and linen by the yard.

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

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

cape may sports memorabilia 405 West Perry Street Cape May email: SprtsCardsRus@aol.com www.capemaysportsmemorabilia.com

Everything for the sports lover – especially if you’ve got a particular allegiance to teams in NJ or PA. Vintage baseball cards, programs, team sets, framed items and signed baseballs and bats - the perfect place for a seasoned or new collector.

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

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


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The Exit Zero Guide To Shopping In Cool Cape May Glitter Girl 106 Liberty Way, Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-5733

Here’s a fun new shop for the glamour girl residing in all of us. Whether it’s a tiara, a feather boa, a fancy hat, or just some fun accessories, Glitter Girl has got you covered.

Splash 513 Carpenters Lane Cape May (609) 846-7100

A showplace for local handicrafts like woodwork, stained glass, pottery and prints, Splash also features several cases packed to bursting with glittering jewelry, and the largest collection of local sea glass on the island.

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

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

Swain’s 305 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 884-8578

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

henry’s fine jewelry 407 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-0334

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.

The Exit Zero Store 109 Sunset Boulevard Cape May (609) 770-8479 www.exitzero.us

These were two space to fill in this chart so we decided to mput out store in here again because we have lots of inventory and bills to pay! Plus, our awesome annual guide book, Cool cape May, just arrived and is available for only $15 at our store.

Italian Garden 510 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-2300

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

Sunglass menagerie 107 Liberty Way, Cape May O the Washington Street Mall (609) 884-8844 www.sunglassforyou.com

Thirty-plus years at the shore means these folks know what they’re doing. Their friendly, well-trained staff will help you find the perfect shades for your face and your budget.

kate’s flower shop 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-6181 www.katesflowershop.com

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.

Tea by the Sea 405 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-4TEA www.teaincapemay.com

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, and you can choose from 12 flavors.

madame’s port 311 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-5858

Entering Madame’s Port is like stumbling into a treasure trove at an exotic trading post. Be sure to check out their collection of trade signs (featuring mermaids and whales), wall art and beautifully crafted wooden watches.

The Toy shop of Cape may 510 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-0442

For a selection of well-made toys that will take you back to your childhood while delighting the kids, stop in here. Check out their Sale Wall of Toys where you can find some great bargains!

Mary Ann’s Jewelry 511 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 898-8786

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.

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

An outstanding selection of interior furnishings, gorgeous handbags and fine jewelry awaits you at Victorious, where they specialize in antique and estate pieces. Shop Victorious and prepare to be dazzled.

Original Fudge Kitchen 513 Washington Street Mall and 728 Beach Avenue Cape May 800-23-FUDGE www.fudgekitchens.com

Chances are good you won’t get past the front door without trying a piece of something delicious at this Cape May institution. Now is the time to think of getting some sweets for your sweet!

Wanderlust 609 Jefferson Street Cape May (609) 884-0488

Tropical island + rustic shop = Wanderlust. Seaside chic is the name of the game in this cool shop, packed with beachy, fun home furnishings.

Pat Jackson Jewelers 414 Bank Street Cape May (609) 884-0323 www.patjacksonjewelers.com

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.

west end garage 484 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 770-8261 www.thewestendgarage.com

A hip new addition to shopping on the island, West End Garage has all the feel of an upscale flea market in NYC or Philly right in downtown Cape May. Whether you prefer art, antiques, jewelry, or all of the above, don’t miss this spot.

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

The hippest haven for fashionistas in the know, you’ll find all your favorites here - right-this-minute clothes, shoes and accessories. From casual jeans to knocktheir-socks-off dressy dresses, visit Pink and get dressed.

Whale’s Tale 312 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-4808 www.whaletalecapemay.com

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.

SOMA 31 Perry Street in Carpenter’s Square Mall Cape May (609) 898-7488 www.somagallery.net

Now entering its fifth year, SOMA is dedicated to promoting and showcasing exciting regional talent as well as local emerging and mid-career artists. Great art in a cool setting.

Zoo Company 421 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-8181

For all the young and young-at-heart, this cute toy store is filled with the fluffiest, most colorful stuff you can imagine. If your little one is looking for the hottest item – from Webkinz to Silly Bandz – you’ll find it here.


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SOMA NewArt GALLERY presents Exhibit extended to June 19th

GALLERY ONE

HARRIETT SOSSON “Portals” Collage and Painting “SAVE THE DATE” (Collage, 11x14”)

GALLERY TWO

jo-anne echevarria-myers “Uncontrollableurges” Mixed Media “WAVE OF DIFFERENCE” (Mixed Media, 41x36”)

Exhibition Continues April 30 - June 1, 2011 Gallery Hours: Thursday-Monday 10AM to 6PM, Friday and Saturday to 9PM

Upcoming Exhibition - June 3 to July 31st - Gallery 3 - GREG BENNETT - Recent Landscape Paintings SOMA NewArt GALLERY 31 Perry Street, Cape May | 609.898.7488 | www.somagallery.net


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5/7: Ava Archibald’s First Birthday Party In Erma

Minnie Mouse, Ava

David Biondi, Diane McCullough

Trae, Christina and Jim Walls

PHOTOGRAPHS BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Estate Jewelry • Antiques • Collectibles

We Buy Gold & Silver!

Open Sunday thru Friday 10am-5pm • Saturday 10am-9pm 325 Washington Street Mall 609-898-7755


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

5/7: Ava Archibald’s First Birthday Party In Erma photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Kristin, Ava, Tom

Ava Archibald

Amanda, Ava, Shaine

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LCMR Athlete Of The Week: Becca Holden

Looking for a Special Gift? Shop in our farm store and check out our great selection of alpaca apparel and accessories: sweaters, capes, hats & scarves, socks, throws, & yarn from the farm.

Bay Springs Farm Alpacas Store Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10-4PM Bay Springs Farm 542 New England Rd. Cape May, NJ 08204 (near Higbee Beach) Ph. 609-884-0563

Life feels better when you wear alpaca, the touch of elegance for every day. Now also at West End Garage!

www.BaySpringsAlpacas.com

CAPE MAY • 609.898.1777 in the Congress Hall Hotel

Voted 1st place in the 'Best at the Shore' for Wedding Rings - My Fox Philly FOLLOW US ON

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junior Rebecca Holden has been tearing it up on the softball field, anchoring the team behind the plate as starting catcher. Last week, she led the team with a home run, giving the Tigers the goahead run in their victory versus league rival, Mainland. The Fishing Creek native started playing softball in 3rd grade as an outfielder, but due to her short attention span, she became a permanent catcher for the team in 4th grade. Since then she has been the starting varsity catcher since her freshman year in high school. The daughter of Sharon and Michael Holden, Rebecca is the second eldest of four children. “I like to hit home runs when we play at home, that way I can dedicate it to my mother,” said Holden. Holden, also a field hockey goalie, has fully committed herself to playing Division I field hockey at Rutgers University in the fall of 2012. Although she won’t be playing softball at the college level, she says that “being a catcher for softball and a goalie for field hockey are almost one in the same.” Her success on the softball field will undoubtedly carry over to her field hockey games this the fall. PHOTO and story by aj Mcfadden


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Kelly, Tom, Ava, Lori, Audra

Marie LoMonaco, Gina Cardaci, Sarah Curnell, Ashley Curnell

Body Jewelry & Gift Certificates Available

Pop, Gram, Linda, Greg, Phyllis, Ava, Tom, Kristin, Tom Sr., Nancy, Beep, Pop


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Nana and Ava Archibald

Kelly, David

Lori, Audra

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

719 Broadway West Cape May 609 . 884 . 0020

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THE WEDDING SHOPPE (609) 884-6181 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May www.katesflowershop.com

your neighborhood florist for 27 years! Family Discount for all Uniformed Services

Beachy Invitations, Favors, Tiaras, Veils, Jewelry, Sand Sets, Accessories

WEDDING PLANNING

The Beach Wedding Experts Catherine J. Walton ~ Certified Bridal Consultant

BEACH CEREMONY RENTALS Chairs, Arbor, Feather Banners Sand Pouring Ceremonies

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107 Liberty Way • Cape May, NJ Washington Street Mall (609) 884-8844 Stone Harbor • Ocean City • Beach Haven Ship Bottom • Surf City, NJ

Sand Pour Unity Sets 6 designs 14 sand colors

www.weddings-bythesea.com catherine@weddings-bythesea.com

139 Broadway, West Cape May 609-884-7900 • Open All Year The Heart, Soul & Sand of Cape May Weddings

Wait!

Better put your sunglasses on first! Momma Kristen, Godmother Amanda, Great Aunt Marge, Great Grandmother Gram, Morgan, Maddison, Christina Open Daily 10am-5pm (Fri. & Sat. til 7pm)

SINCE 1972

Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler

407 Washington Street Mall, Cape May • 609-884-0334 AJ, Minnie Mouse, Shaine

Exclusive area retailer for Pandora!


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IN THE PINK HOUSE 33 PERRY STREET, CAPE MAY • 609.898.1113

Gregg Cardaci, Dannica Hill, Jessica Hill

Voted 2nd place in the 'Best at the Shore' for Women’s Boutiques - My Fox Philly FOLLOW US ON

at “Victorious Pink” for printable coupons, specials and new merchandise

Godmother Amanda, Great Aunt Margie, Morgan, Maddison

My Favorite Cousin, Ava, Mr Bear


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5/10: Red Hat Luncheon At The Washington Inn

Naomi McLaughlin, Mary Leinmiller

Margarito Floves

Walt and Florence Statkiewicz

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Featuring the Connie Bennett Collection. New designs for 2011! Whale’s Tale

Open Daily 10am-5pm & Fri. & Sat. Evenings

Splash!

Thursday Thru Monday 10am-5pm


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Mike Hause, Dolores Catulano

Ronnie McKenna, Joan Parker

Betty Wieslawski, Maay Lou Verna

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Opening Soon

Fully Insured

North End Garage A Fine Antique Co-op 1400 Texas Ave Cape May

Now Welcoming Dealers!


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photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Cooler than a shovel... more handy than a bucket... The Digger Sand Toy takes beach digging to a whole new level

It’s the one that gets the job done! Jean Clair, Anne Burrows, Cook VanCott, Cozette Gasser

The

Toy Shop of Cape May

OPEN EVERY DAY!

Wildly Imaginative Toys

510 Washington St. Mall, Cape May • (609) 884-0442

CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET Open Every Day 10-6 BLISS QUILT SET 100% COTTON Twin - 2Pc Set $69 • Full/Queen - 3Pc Set $89 • King - 3Pc Set $109 5 Pc Window Set $39 • 50 x 60 Lap Throw $39 84 x 12” Valance $19 • 16” Sq Pillow $19

Diane Jackson, Jackie Matkowski

BIG SELECTION OF BEACH TOWELS $4.00 ~ 21.00! Mabel, Mary, Janet, Mae

110 Park Blvd, West Cape May • 609.884.3630 • www.capemaylinen.com


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5/10: Red Hat Luncheon At The Washington Inn Window Fashions

NJ State Lic. 13VH03026600

photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Family-owned & operated since 1973!

(609) 884-2545

www.desatnicks.com

Happy Birthday Todd!

Grace W., Grace B.

From the Desatnick Crew

MaryAnn’s

CONTEMPORARY

& ESTATE JEWELRY

Feature of the Week: 18 KT yellow gold necklace with 4 carats of emeralds and 4.34 carats of diamonds

Joan Cousins, Joyce, Peggy “Z,” Pam E.

Engagement Rings • Estate Jewelry • Lladro • Antiques Hummels • Antique Dolls • Jewelry Repair

We Buy Diamonds, Gold & Silver!

511 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (next to Fudge Kitchen) ~ (609) 898-8786 Other Location: 15 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede ~ (856) 939-0230

Chris Gibson, Emily Hunsworth, Susan Mangarelli


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Not Your Everyday Hallmark Shop!

Full Line of Seaside Souvenirs, Gifts & Cards

photographS by Aleksey moryakov

New spring items arriving daily! Warm up with Bean Pod Soy Candles & Himalayan Salt Lamps All New Willow Tree, Jim Shore, & Britto Disney Collections

under new management!

Open Sunday thru Thursday 10-6 Friday & Saturday 10-9 email: cmhallmark@verizon.net

Hello Kitty Summer Items are Here! Stuffed Animal Super Store!

Joan MacNamee, Francis Frizzola

Smurfs • Ugly Dolls Puppets • Cute! Open Sun-Thur 10am-6pm • Fri & Sat 10am-8pm

Bess Lapsley, Joan Armstrong, Kathryn Vink, Carol Bustard

Dr. Arlene Hughes Gorny Optometric Physician

Sun + Sea + Surf = Sunglasses Comprehensive eye exams O Treatment of eye disease, injury and infection O Unique frames O Contact lenses Quality sun wear O Optical lab on premises Rosalie Brancato, Iean Wilsey, Marian Hornsby, Annette Myles

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Image: Her Garden. Watercolor pen & ink. © 2011 Peter Ehlinger. Member CMCAL.

Cape May County Art League A Really Big Show! Opening Memorial Day Weekend The Gail Pierson Gallery welcomes the Cape May County Art League back for its members’ juried show. And it promises to be A Really Big Show! The exhibit runs May 28 through June 27. SAve the DAte | May 28 | OPENING & ARTISTS’ RECEPTION on MAY 28 @ 7-10 PM The special light and landscapes of Cape May have long inspired the region’s artists. In 2011, the tradition continues. Founded in 1929, the Cape May County Art League is 82 years young. With over 140 contributing artists, the League celebrates a long and proud history. This will be the second annual hosting by the Gallery of this important show. Don’t miss this community treasure! the Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. Gallery June hours : Daily 11 to Five. Closed tuesdays and Wednesdays.

GailPiersonGallery

658 Washington Street | Cape May | 609.884.2585 | gailpiersongallery.com


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Aiden Martin, Susan Martin

Diane and Dawn Specht

John and Kate Hetherington

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

If you are enjoying Terry O’Brien’s Vampire City story, then pick up a signed copy of Murderoke and other Spooky Cape May Tales Pick up your copy at these fine stores: Exit Zero Store | Atlantic Books | Morey’s Piers | Congress Hall


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Erik Simonsen, Vadim Strelnikov

T. Ferguson, N. Connolly

Lou Dwyer, Jim Doran

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Photo art brings in elements of energy, atmosphere and emotion. “One of the hottest trends in home decor is hanging photographic art, which can make a big impact without costing a lot.” — Reading Eagle

www.Tealtide.smugmug.com Cindy Bilbao 610-621-5273 O R I G I N A L P H O T O G RA P H I C P R I N T S


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announces its

BIG NIGHT A GALA AND ART AUCTION AT THE CAPE MAY WINERY SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011 AT 7PM • • • •

Tour the Cape May Winery Sample the Wine Bar Enjoy Delicious Food Bid and win! at the The Politics of Food Art Auction. Did you know the Cape May Forum has been running a New Jersey-wide poster competition? The winner will be unveiled at the BIG NIGHT. All juried work will be on sale at LIVE and SILENT auctions. The Politics of Food poster will be launched.

• Dance! to the sounds of the Bob Campanell Band • Take Home a Free Poster

FOR MORE INFORMATION, RESERVATIONS & TICKETS Cape May Forum - Chautauqua at the Shore PO Box 128 | Cape May NJ 08204 | Phone: 609-770-2626 info@capemayforum.org | www.capemayforum.org Cape May Forum - Chautauqua at the Shore (CMF), is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 as a consortium of the region’s organizations and individuals. CMF provides an annual forum where creative and inspiring artists, speakers, events and courses are presented, to further enhance the Cape May experience for residents and visitors alike.


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r Girl e t i l G

Calling All Girls Glitter Girl is now open and stocked with earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course tiaras for weddings, graduation and all your glittery events

Joe and Maria Link, Steve and Bobbie Wanta

Gliter Girl

106 Liberty Way right past the Lemon Tree Restaurant in the 500 block of Washington Street Mall

7 DAYS A WEEK Midweek 11-4 • Weekends 10-5 Custom Sewing • Fabric by the Yard Full Line of Slipcovered Furniture (400 fabrics!)

Ashley Sullivan, Miggy Lynn, Genny Farnan, Julia Davies

Custom-painted coastal wood furniture by Russell MacKenna and Seabrook 2 beach house “must haves!” Seabrook cut out beds! 30 colors! um, gorgeous!!

the store where summer NEVER ends! 609 Jefferson Street, Cape May (next to Cape May Day Spa) 609 . 884 . 0488 • FREE PARKING

The Zoe’s team


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June 13,

Visit Exit Zero on Facebook... You could have some fun and possibly win some great prizes

Check Out Our Website too! www.exitzero.us

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CAPE ISLAND BIKES

Ed McDevitt, Joey, Emma, Mary

BIKE SALE

rental bike sale Saturday, May 28 Sunday, May 29 Monday, May 30 11am-4pm • Cash only

Len, Coleen, Patti, Marcia, Pete, Ken, and Linda

135 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May 609-898-7368 • 609-884-8011


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The Cape May Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for “Exit Zero”! By Jon Roth 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: ice cream. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, www.exitzero.us. Across 2. This frozen treat contains no dairy or egg ingredients and pairs perfectly with frozen custard. 3. Marco Polo allegedly brought the recipe for this fruit-based iced snack back to the West. It’s often used as a palate cleanser. 7. This is the perfect flavor for when you can’t pick just one 9. You could have ice cream in a bowl or a cone, but if it’s on a stick, you have this. 12. The ideal marriage of ice cream and soda, you can get a great one at A&W. 15. Whether rainbow or chocolate, no sundae is complete without these. Some people call them ‘jimmies.’ 17. A scoop of ice cream is fine, but one of these, heaped with all the fixings, is divine. 18. This ice cream offering is popular with couples and simians. OK, we’re only guessing on the second part. 20. Despite its name, this dessert did not originate in Mexico. 22. This is a chocolate ice cream flavor with nuts and marshmallows, or a good way to describe Broadway and Grant Street.

Individually packaged and ready to eat... 1 Down.

23. Consult our Must Haves on page 57 to see a Reese’s waffle bowl sundae from this establishment. 25. Sugar cones might be pretty popular nowadays, but legend has it the first ice cream cone was made from one of these. DOWN 1. This was the first individually packaged ice cream cone you could store in your freezer. 4. These two lifelong friends got their start with a correspondence course at the Penn State Creamery. 5. Created by flash freezing ice cream with liquid nitrogren, this is called ‘The Ice Cream of the Future.’ 6. The best dessert you can consume with straw. Unless you order it triple thick, in which case you’d better break out the spoon. 8. In Italy, they refer to ice cream as this. 10. These sundae toppers are first soaked in brine, then in simple sugar and food coloring. There is also a green, mint-

flavored variety. 11. When the Romans began making ice cream, they had to haul snow and ice from this mountain range. 13. Once this ice cream parlor had 31 flavors, one for every day of the month. Now they claim they’ve invented 1,000. 14. You’ll often hear this Scott Joplin tune tinkling when the ice cream truck rolls down the street. 16. Don’t be fooled by the color, this green ice cream is actually a particularly nutty flavor. 18. Eating ice cream too fast makes the blood vessels on the roof of your mouth dilate, causing one of these sudden headaches. 19. This is a square, foil-wrapped ice cream bar and a region of the Yukon. 21. Its name is actually a misnomer - this topping is really just warm, thick syrup. 24. He was the city-burning emperor who had his subjects cart blocks of ice to Rome to sate his dessert desires.


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Bill Deni, Joe Wardach

Kurt Kuhlman, Susan McGrann

Mary Stewart, Diane Flanegan

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

ESTATE JEWELERS Specializing in:

We Buy: Gold Estate Jewelry Diamonds Coins

Appraisals Engagement Rings Vintage Jewelry Jewelry Repair

(609) 898-0202

523 Lafayette Street, Cape May • www.artisansalcove.com


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Yoga @ 305 Beach Ave. Sat. - 8 & 9am Sunday at 9am

Carolinn Pocher Woody, Doreen Talley, John Cooke, Teresa Henry

305 Beach Avenue, Cape May & 600 Park Blvd., West Cape May

The May/June Color Issue of Exit Zero is Here!

Charles Hackett, Blake Breen, Michelle Breen

Get your copy before they are all gone! Only $4.95 at The Exit Zero Store 109 Sunset Boulevard Cape May Phone: (609) 770-8479 www.exitzero.us

Alison Pomykacz, Kelly Belasco, Joanna Lacivita


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the Doggie Nanny Forget to tell your pets they are staying home?

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Better call The Doggie Nanny! Petsitting for all pets! In Your home! Pet Transportation too! (to the groomer or vet)

References Available Insured & Bonded

Sandra, Mindy and Robert McNicholas

MICHELLE KIERNAN

609-675-6384 • email:doggienanny@hotmail.com

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” — John Lennon

Live it! Insure it! • • • • •

Sydney Bill, Susan Harrell, Kristi Cieslak, Christine Morris

Employee Benefits Individual Health Plans Life Insurance Final Expense Plans Medicare & Rx Plans

Cape Life&Health, LLC Dan Coakley, Medicare Supplement Accredited Advisor 1425 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ 08251 (609) 886-3700 | www.myclh.com Next to the new CVS

Breanne Armitt, Lauren Green, Sherlyne Dalupang


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The Southern Mansion 720 Washington Street, Cape May

(609) 884-7171

Take a personalized tour through the largest and most elaborate mansion in Cape May, featuring stunning rooms, amazing restorations and an indepth history.

Tours are Daily at 12 and 1 pm Tickets available at the door

Perfect for weddings and corporate retreats, The Southern Mansion is the only AAA 4 star award accommodation in Cape May!

“Not to be missed!” - NY Times www.southernmansion.com


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Activity Of The Week

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A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Memorial Day

here is a line in the Ernest Hemingway short story, “Hills Like White Elephants,” that captures the bittersweet feeling of Memorial Day weekend: “Everything tastes of licorice. Especially all the things you’ve waited so long for.” We’ve certainly waited long enough for summer to enjoy the sweetness. Sure, Cape May is a vibrant year-round community, but it has a special flavor in the summertime. Your favorite restaurants are waiting for you, although there are some changes – the Merion Inn has recovered from a fire, for example, and the “little brother” from George’s now has his own place down the street. But you can still get your cotton-candy-confetti ice cream at Dry Dock, your appletini at Martini Beach and your silver-dollar pancakes at Uncle Bill’s. There’s a craft fair at the Physick Estate. Take a traditional trolley tour, like “Mansions by the Sea,” or something a little less traditional, like “Cape May Unzipped.” It’s time to start your beach reading, and to break out your kite – the Wildwood Kite Festival is this weekend, if you need

inspiration. Go fishing, or try the Fish Fry to benefit the Center for Community Arts on Saturday, 11am-6pm, at the West Cape May Fire Hall – $12 for adults, $6 for kids. Dust off the beach chair, buy your beach tag, dip your toes in the water; it’s summer, whether the weather cooperates or not. But Memorial Day is bittersweet, too. Spend some time remembering the sacrifice.

Don your red, white and blue and go to hear the Atlantic Brass Band at the Rotary Bandstand on Sunday. Buy poppies from a veteran. Join the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 9am at the Columbia Avenue monument, or the county ceremony at 2pm at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery, where John Weigand, MA1, USNR, recently returned from Afghanistan, will participate. You can remember Ernest Hemingway, too. Hemingway’s, the restaurant in the Grand Hotel, is hosting the “Ernest Hemingway Look-a-Like Contest.” The event starts at 4pm on Sunday, May 29, and includes three separate contests – a strict look-a-like contest, a “creative interpretation of the Hemingway look” contest, and a “creative interpretation of a Hemingway story” contest. We’ve waited so long for summer, yet it seems impossible that another year has gone by. These beautiful days can slip away before you know it. Enjoy the bitter and the sweet, and make time for a stroll to the candy store for your licorice. Next week: Pedal Power

Cape May’s only gym & health club for 19 years wishes you a happy summer! 3 months, monthly, weekly, and dailys All classes free to any member The best personal training available Clean, friendly and on the island

CAPE FITNESS 600 park boulevard, west cape may 898-1515 • www.capefitness.com


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Bill Deni, Hank Deni

Bill and Robin Wahl

Kim

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Robert Panaccio, VMD Robert Moffatt, VMD Patricia Link, DVM

YOGA ON THE BEACH

Lower Township Recreation Department STARTING TUESDAY, JULY 5th!

FRIDAY, MAY 27th!

Tuesdays, 5:30pm. ONLY $5! Lwr. Township Pool at Windslow Ave. & Rosehill Parkway, N. Cape May &

Cape May Point State Park (Lighthouse) STARTS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

Monday, 6pm (Yoga at Sunset) Tuesday 8am Thursday 8am Friday 6pm (Yoga at Sunset) Saturday 10am ONLY $10. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING! For Additional information: Contact: Karen yogacapemay.com kbosna28@yahoo.com 609.827.8886

AQUA YOGA

YOGA ON THE BEACH

Tuesdays, 7pm. ONLY $5! David Douglas Memorial Park (Canal Park/Sandman Blvd) N. Cape May (in front of the Gazebo!) For Additional information: Contact: Lower Township Rec Dept. 609.886.7880 Ext. 0 or yogacapemay.com kbosna28@yahoo.com Karen @ 609.827.8886

694 Petticoat Creek Lane, Cape May

884-1729

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“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ~ Mother Teresa

Ray and Mary Francis Batten, James and Nancy Ridgway

Jim, Carol, Kojie, and Bruce

CARE FOR YOUR SMILE...

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

LOUIS J. FELDMAN, D.D.S., LLC 741 Washington Street Cape May, NJ 08204 Joanie, Carmen, Shannon, Nick, Ronni, Dakota, and Xander

(609) 884-4260


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The Cape May Health And Beauty Guide The Place

Any Particular Service That I Should Try Here?

Hours of Operation

Credit Cards

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

Accent on Beauty currently has some great Massage Specials going on... a 45-minute massage for only $38 plus tax... or a 60-minute massage for only $48 plus tax. Give yourself a treat by indulging in a relaxing massage. They make great gifts too!

Open 7 days Monday-Saturday @ 10am Sundays @ noon

Mastercard Visa

Artizan Salon and Spa 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 884-4499

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.

Tuesday-Saturday @ 9am Extended hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Closing times vary.

Mastercard Visa American Express Discover

balance piates & yoga studio 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 884-3001 www.balancecapemay.com

The well-trained staff at Balance has one focus: to help clients connect to the body, relax the mind and lift the spirit. They offer private, semi-private and small group classes and are able to work with student of all levels.

Call for class schedule and more details.

Call for more details

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

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.

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

Mastercard Visa American Express Discover

Cape May Day Spa 607 Jefferson Street Cape May (609) 898-1003 www.capemaydayspa.com

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.

Monday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 9-6 Sunday 9-5

Mastercard Visa American Express Discover

Dr louis j. Feldman 741 Washington StreetCape May (609) 884-4260

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 an appointment.

Call for more details.

Dr arlene Hughes Gorny 937 Columbia AvenueCape May (609) 898-0800

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

Call for an appointment.

Mastercard Visa Discover

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

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

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

Cash and check only.

nicole giorgio (609) 972-3885 Shore Styles Wildwood

Entrust those sore muscles to the qualified hands of Nicole Giorgio, a member of the Association of Massage and Bodywork Practitioners with 15 years of experience. For a limited time, she’s offering Two One-Hour Massages for $100.

Call for an appointment.

Call for more details.

North Beach Health Club 3860 Bayshore Road (609) 886-4842 www.northbeachgym.com

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.

Monday-Friday 5am-10pm, Saturday 7am-6pm, Sunday 8am-4pm.

Mastercard Visa American Express Discover

Sea Spa 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-6543 www.congresshall.com

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, Manicures and Pedicures available.

Open Fri.day & Saturday from 9:30am-6pm Sunday 9:30am-3pm

Mastercard Visa American Express Discover

Shear Sunsations 1400 Texas Avenue Cape May (609) 884-3011

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?”

Wednesday 9-4, Thursday-Sunday 9-5.

Mastercard Visa Discover

Spiritual healers of cape may Cape May (609) 898-7752

Connect your mind, body and soul. Tarot card readings for tapping into the possibilities your life holds for you, Reiki sessions and holistic herbs for stress relief and relaxing your body.

Call for an appointment.

Call for more details.


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This could be your view... we now rent stand-up paddleboards!

and we do days, too.

The Gang

Aq ua T r a il s The Nature Center 16 0 0 D e l a w a r e A v e n u e , C a p e M a y (609) 884-5600 • w w w.aquatrails.com

We have SO many ways you can get your feet wet.

Dana, Eddie, and Lori

East Coast Parasail, Jet Ski & Waverunner Ed, Carol and Jim

1121 Route 109 @ Utsch’s Marina, Cape May (609) 898-8359 • www.eastcoastparasail.com


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Our ICE CrEAm mAkEs yOu lose wEIght That’s right: LOSE weight every time you eat one of our cones! Guaranteed!

Big YARD SALE

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Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 HOW? Well, we simply insert a range of river parasites from Africa and Asia into our flavorings, and within a few days, they hatch and start work inside you! Watch the pounds just FLUSH away! We have a chiller cabinet at 109 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, or call (609) 770-8479 and ask for “my ice cream route to skinniness”.

8am-12 noon

Logan and Dan

5 Strawberry Lane WestCape May

Would you like to feel more energetic? Slim down for Summer? Would you like your kids to enjoy healthier eating habits? Be more focused and positive? I can offer you a personally tailored nutrition plan and support you in reaching your health goals. Contact me for a free one hour session and learn how you can feel more happy and healthy!

Justin (13th Birthday), Lori, Justin, Madison, and Kelsey

Tracey McDermott Certified Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Nutritional Therapy

Improve energy • weight • mood • focus

Phone: (267) 971-7066

happynhealth@gmail.com • www.happynhealth.com

Harry Caruso, Jim and Mary Rochford, Tom and Carol Mogck, Carolyn S. and David S.


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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

«

Dodger can be a very nervous boy, and would be very protective of his owner. Because of this, he would do best in a single-person home, and he is better with women. If you have a little patience with him, and let him learn to love again, he could be a very good boy. Plus, Dodger is house broken! If you think you might be the one to show him a new life, come up to the shelter and meet him. Adoption fee is $95.

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Buddy was adopted once after coming to our shelter. After almost three years, his family brought him back. He can be being a little hyper and it was decided they could no longer handle him. All he needs is a firm hand and someone to be consistent. He plays rough and needs some training so he shouldn’t go to a home with younger children. Come and see if he’s the right match for you! Adoption fee is $95.

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Diva is waiting for someone to give her a home. She’s a sweet, younger girl with so much love to give. She’s great with being handled and is ready to play all the time. Are you looking for an active girl with manners? She’s the one for you. Diva’s also really good with toys and loves tennis balls! Have a family? Great! She would make a fantastic family dog. Stop by the shelter and give her a chance. Adoption fee is $95.

Hair cuts & color • Hi-lites • Keratin Straightening AOB Winners “Best Day Spa” - Jersey Shore Hot List!

Sarah Stylist

Suzanne Stylist

Accent on Beauty (609) 884-7040 • 128 sunset blvd., w. cape may • www.accentonbeautycapemay.com


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$65 Tom VanAcker, Toni Loper, Blake Loper, and Merna Alexander

$65 all classes/all hours included over 20 unique classes per week Crossfit training

Tue- 7pm Thu-7:30pm Sat 7:30am Powerful, varied, functional training with Level 1 trainers Jody and Bob Hulton, Jack and Mary Beers

boot camp

Unlimited sessions $49 (over 50 session/month)

The friendly, feelgood gym!

3860 Bayshore ROAd, North Cape May 886-4842 or visit northbeachgym.com

SEE U S ON FACEB OOK! Ralph Bakley, Barbara Bakley, and Harry Caruso


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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

«

Teddy came in with his three sisters – their owners had to move, and they weren’t allowed to come to their new home. He’s a very loving and affectionate cat, and loves attention. He loves being pet and will purr up a storm. If you may be the one to give him a second chance, stop by the shelter and give him a look! Adoption fee is $35.

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Kismet was brought to the shelter in March and is still getting adjusted here. She would do well with a home where she could live indoors and outdoors. She’s still very shy, but is slowly warming up to the people here. With a little time and love, she could be the perfect cat. Come see if she’s the right cat for you! Adoption fee is $70.

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Lizzy came to the shelter with her siblings when their owners moved. She is very loving and goes crazy for attention. She’s also very submissive, so she may seem a little shy, but we assure you she’s a sweetheart! She’d do best as the only animal in the house. Come on down to the shelter and meet her today. Adoption fee is $20.

For The Perfect Escape...

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600 Park Boulevard West Cape May 609-884-4499


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emorial Day is almost upon us and with the opening of “the season” comes changes in our schedule. It also marks the big return of a beloved Second Stage performer, David Konig whose Hebrew School Dropout was “standing room only” last season. Chris and Dave Clemans have sponsored the Second Stage Series from the very beginning, and we launched the series with a brilliant comedian last week who was in the tradition of George Burns. On June 6 we bring back Dave Konig in The Further Adventures of A Hebrew School Dropout. Dave picks up where he left off in a completely new routine developed for Cape May Stage. Again, we reference George Burns by bringing audiences a brilliant comic who comes out of that tradition. Dave Konig converted to Catholicism and had a radio show on a Catholic station only to convert back to Judaism. His timing is perfection and his life is hilarious with truths revealed all along the way. The Second Stage celebrates comedy and now is the time to get tickets for June 6. Call 884-1341 or go online to capemaystage. com to order your reserved seats. You get to choose where you sit, so make reservations early before it is sold out. Seniors on a budget can see Say Goodnight, Gracie for half price at the 3pm matinee on May 29th. After next week, the schedule changes to Wednesday through Sunday at 8pm with a matinee on Sundays at 3pm. The big crush for tickets always happens after Memorial Day, so this is the time

Above: Starting June 1, “Say Goodnight, Gracie” runs Wednesday-Sunday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm through June 18. Right: Three-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Dave Konig takes theatergoers on a journey of faith in “The Further Adventures of a Hebrew School Dropout” on June 6. to get to Cape May Stage and see Joel Rooks in his tour-de-force performance as George Burns in Say Goodnight, Gracie. Subscriptions are a great way to save, and we have all sorts of subscriptions to fit your schedule and your budget. This season Cape May Stage has rasied the bar with talent and production values. Top actors from New York routinely appear on our stage. You’ll see performers from Broadway, television and feature films. Many patrons tell us how tickled they are to see Cape May Stage actors in films and on television after they leave our little town. Right now, Stephen Rider from last season’s Topdog/Underdog is shooting a movie in South Africa with Denzel Washington. He emails us that he “loves Cape May Stage.” You will too.

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Bird Droppings

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

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oon the phones will be ringing and the questions will start coming in. The time when f ledgling birds are out of their nests. Being “found” by caring humans and presumed to be “abandoned.” Who then, motivated by anxiety and the milk of human kindness, pass their finds to the presumed waiting hands of those who work in the birding arena – like the people at the Cape May Bird Observatory. Maybe I can help prevent some of those phone calls and answer the questions in advance. First – f ledging is part of a natural process. Birds are hatched and reared by their adults. They leave the nest but remain under the care of adults for days or weeks, then disperse to keep living until they die. For most birds, this birth-to-death process takes much less than one year. Dying, for young birds, is much more natural than living (providing you define natural as “probable”). Second – regarding the definition of the word “found”: Yes, you found the bird. Its life path intersected your own. Most

creatures upon reaching such an intersection go about their way (unless small birds are part of their diet). Humans, for some human reason, often pick the young birds up and transport them somewhere else. Most commonly into a box, lined with grass clippings or newspaper and placed on the kitchen table or on the back porch. Then they realize they don’t know what

to do with a baby bird, which is when they call and ask, “Now what?” For the sake of the bird, it is much better to ask this question first, because only rarely is a baby bird really “abandoned” – meaning uncared for by adults. Yes, sometimes birds leave the nest before they can f ly well. This doesn’t mean they are not being cared for by adults. In some species, like Great-horned Owls, the young are hot-wired to leave the nest early. They “branch.” That is, they leave the nest but hang out in the nearby foliage. It’s a way of protecting the genetic dowry. Keeping predators from getting all the eggs (so to speak) in one basket. Some species, like killdeer, leave their nests almost immediately. Mere hours after hatching the birds are running around. Snapping up insects. Doing just about what the guarding adults do (except f ly). But most of the birds that people “find” in their back yards are young robins, starlings, house sparrows, cardinals, etc. that

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 105 are chirping away and drawing attention to themselves (so that the adults know where they are). They are mostly feathered. They simply cannot f ly at all or well. What to do? Nothing. If the bird is in your way (especially if you want to cut the grass) move it off to the side (under a bush is fine). No, touching the bird will not make the adults “reject it.” If you have a cat, dog or toddler who is likely to take an interest in the bird, place it (the bird, not your pet or child, although you might be tempted) on an elevated branch or in a bush out of their reach. It doesn’t have to be right where you found it. But it does have to be someplace close, say within a hundred feet of where you found it. No bush? Try placing the bird in a small box atop something high enough to keep it above the reach of ambitious things. Next question. "But what should I do if the bird keeps jumping out of the box?" Then it’s time to let nature take its course. The one thing you should not do is bring the baby bird to the Cape May Bird Observatory.

See this fledgling Woodcock? Leave it alone! Save yourself some gas. All they are going to do is tell you to do what I just did. Give the adult birds a chance to nudge and nurture their precocious offspring into that upper percentile: the ones who make it to have young of their own. Heck, the parents made the grade. The kids got their genes. They’ve got half a chance if we just let them be. Rather not rescue baby birds that don’t need rescuing, but still want to be involved in nature? Consider taking a bird walk with the folks at the Cape May Bird Observatory. Just stop by and ask any of the staff or volunteers and they’ll be glad to show

you what’s on our schedule. And you’ll see why the Cape May Bird Observatory is THE place to come for all your nature needs. The CMBO, located at 701 East Lake Drive overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point (609-884-2736), is open every day 9:30am to 4:30pm except Tuesdays through August. While you're there, check out the view of the lake from the wide selection of scopes and binoculars, pick up a schedule of daily walks and programs for the season, take a look at the sighting sheets to check what's being seen, scan the bookshelves or pick up a bargain from the used and vintage books section, look at some of the wonderful Charley Harper merchandise, including a terrific lithograph done just for the Cape May Bird Observatory, or just browse around. Sit outside on our garden benches and enjoy the birds at the feeders and the view of Lake Lily. If you can’t make it in person, visit us online at www. BirdCapeMay.org – where birding Cape May is only a click away! Seymore Thanu is none other than New Jersey's own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Author of several books on and about nature (available at the CMBO) he has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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Stroll the shaded lanes of the Village and visit 26 restored, historic buildings on a 22-acre site. Here you will find a variety of interpreters in period clothing who demonstrate the trades, crafts and lifestyles of a rural 1800s community, including blacksmithing, basketweaving, farming, spinning, woodworking, open-hearth cooking and more!

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The Dating Column

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Stella Dixon’s take on romance on old Cape Island

AM not a competitive person. I don’t get bent out of shape over things like mini golf and Monopoly. I’m not cutthroat when it comes to playing games. But when it comes to playing the field, I’ve had to man up. Dating is, by nature, a competitive sport. I probably spend more time checking out women than I do men. Lots of girls do. We wonder if we could pull off the pleather miniskirt that the blonde at the end of the bar is rocking. We compare our buns and gams to the ones we see in Glamour. We want to know how our breasts rate on the saggy scale. We measure ourselves against the competition. When our guy gets a new job, we secretly hope that the woman in the next cubicle has buck teeth and a unibrow. When our guy gets a new apartment, we hope that his leggy redheaded roommate moves to Guam. No matter how insecure I’ve felt over the course of my dating career, I’ve taken heart in knowing that I am, at least, aware of who my competition is: the sexy coworker, the pretty friend, the sultry singer he’ll probably never meet anyway. And I’ve come to terms with

reality – there will always be girls out there with perkier butts or better senses of humor than I’ve got, so I might as well get over it. What I didn’t consider is that there are also men out there with perkier butts and better senses of humor. And when it comes to competition, a girl’s sometimes got to worry about these game players, too. For months, a friend of mine has been trying to set me up with a man we’ll call Gary. Gary is charming, intelligent and very sexy.

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He is also, according to my friend, bisexual. At first, this gave me pause, but then I reconsidered. After all, who says Prince Charming has to be straight? Last week, I went to the Washington Inn with a gay coworker of mine named Max. And across the wine bar, we spotted Gary. “You know,” Max said, pointing to Gary, “a friend of mine has been trying to set me up with that guy for months.” When we realized that we’d been eyeing up the same man, of course we couldn’t help but laugh. “Let’s each make a move,” Max joked, “and then we’ll see what happens.” But, the truth is, I am far too insecure for this. I can’t man up. I’m simply not cutthroat enough to be competing against two teams at the same time. And perhaps this is a forfeit, another big loss on my personal dating scoreboard. Or maybe not. Maybe one can’t be a real dating winner without being a gracious loser first. Part of being a true competitor is, after all, knowing when to take yourself out of the game.


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The Movie Column

Dottie Knapp, President of the Cape May Film Festival, reviews "Bridesmaids."

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read a review that began, “Bridesmaids is an unexpectedly funny new comedy.” Unexpected? Are you kidding me? Did this reviewer see any of the numerous trailers? How could you watch one and not be laughing out loud? The trailer for Bridesmaids made me want to see this movie immediately if not sooner and, so it would seem, did a number of other people. My sister and I went to a Saturday afternoon show thinking we would have the place to ourselves and, “unexpectedly,” the place was packed. Obviously, the general public is better able to recognize funny when they see it than the aforementioned reviewer. I expected this movie to be essentially The Hangover with a female cast: raunchy and a bit over the top. In fact a better comparison would be The 40-Year-Old Virgin. It was funny but had genuine moments of caring and compassion. Relationships were explored. Insecurities were exposed. A person comes of age. There are explosions, some temperamental, some – well, let’s just say, some more earthy (this is a family-friendly weekly). So yes, it can be a bit on the disgusting side, but when you were in

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Realty, Inc.

2505 Bayshore Rd. Villas, NJ 08251 • Broker Daniel J. Senico 134 East Delaware Parkway,

Teresa, Kim, and Jim

Villas • $129,900

Move-In Ready! Enjoy this Summer!

Theresa Senico

Janet, Susan and Terri

ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES 609-408-4655 theresasenico.com


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407 Coral Ave., Cape May Point Established Rental Property 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath $869,900

photographS by Danielle O’Neal

927 Beach Ave., Cape May “The Sea Mist” Beachfront Condo’s Starting from $790,000.

Jodie, Julie and Carmen

6 Congress St., West Cape May Cute Cottage, few blocks to beach 2 bedrooms, 1 baths $599,000.

406 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May Views of Lighthouse and Ocean 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $799,000.

1005 Benton Ave., Cape May Charming Cape May Home 6 bedrooms, 2 baths $779,000.

1027 Lafayette St., Cape May Near center of town 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths $549,000.

907 Stockton Ave., Cape May Victorian Home One block to the Beach 7 bedrooms, 3.5 baths $1,880,000.

Jessie McCabe, Michelle Rosenello, Corinne Clarke, and Michelle DeWeese

615 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor Manor Bayfront Cottage 2 bedrooms, 2 baths $449,000.

 Join Us: www.chrisclemanssir.com Christina P. Clemans Licensed Real Estate Broker 1159 Washington St. Cape May, NJ 08204 Email: capemay@chrisclemanssir.com 609-884-3332 Toll-free 800-828-9751

Nick, Kimberly Ballman, and John Ballman


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“Beautiful South of CM Canal Property” 956 Shunpike Rd, Lower Township

photographS by Danielle O’Neal

Canal Front home offering 3 bedrooms 3 baths, 2 car garage, bonus rec room. Enjoy gorgeous views outside and amazing designer touches inside. Call Heijung for a personal tour and full details 609-609-8641 or email her at heijungbythesea@comcast.net

Heijung Park-Colameco - Broker/Sales

Office: 609-884-3050 Direct: 609-602-8641

Email: Heijungbythesea@comcast.net

Buying, Selling, & Renting with Integrity & Trust

By the Sea Realty - Lee marcote inc. Inc. Mike Tedesco, Louise Catanoso, Anthony Catanoso, Joe Catanoso, and Bill Catanoso

315 O cean Ave NUE, Cape May, NJ 08204

307 Brainard Avenue Cape May Point

107-109 Lincoln Avenue Cape May Point

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home just a short stroll to the beach. Use this home as a rental property (great history) or for your home awaeat location and being sold mostly furnished. $799,000

“Long Tom” built c. 1890 is a 6 bedroom, 3 bath original Cape May Point cedar shake Cottage with a rear massive two story addition that once was a warehouse for lumber, then a movie theater and an art studio. Beautiful large yard with covered front porch just a block from the beach.$650,000

Bill and Karen, Debbie and Fabio, Joe and Frankie

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

www.CoastlineRealty.com Jodie, Mary Rose, Larry, and Natalie McClain


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Cathryn Lederer and Julie Roche

Maria and Michael Tramutolo

Michael Grasso and Stephanie LaMonica

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Danielle O’Neal... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

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

17 SUMMER CIRCLE, NORTH CAPE MAY You don’t want to miss this WELL maintained Brentwood rancher. Spacious with an open floor plan describes this home. Pride of ownership is evident the moment you enter. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a large living room with remote controlled gas fireplace, lovely kitchen with breakfast bar and dining room. The three seasons Florida room offers retractable windows which open at the touch of your fingertips exposing the screens to let you enjoy the spring and summer seasons. This home also includes a separate laundry room, and every man’s dream--a finished two car garage. The wooded surroundings offer privacy from nearby homes, are nicely landscaped, and include a sprinkler system. This is a must see, priced to sell home that will delight all who view it! $339,500 687 SOCS LANE, COLD SPRING You don’t want to miss this artisan cottage nestled south of the canal being sold under assessed value. This home offers a large living room and a big eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook. There are two bedrooms plus a loft over the living room which can be used as a third bedroom for your out of town guests or extra storage. Hardwood floors and a gas fireplace make this funky little place a great getaway cottage. $299,000

1051 ILLINOIS AVENUE, CAPE MAY You don’t want to miss this home with great rental history in a wonderful neighborhood! This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath single located in Village Green has the best of both worlds. Close to beach, town, restaurants, and entertainment, yet no crowds, traffic, or parking problems. This home also offers a large Florida room for added living space and an attached one car garage. $584,900


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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

3 linda sue lane lower township

111 Rosemans Lane Unit 19, Cape May

230 Windsor Avenue Cape May

1152 washington st cape may

145 TOMLIN AVENUE VILLAS

Located in Cape May Estates, this two story custom built home offers all the finishing touches. Master bedroom has a jacuzzi and Master closet. Custom window treatments featured throughout home. First floor features a center hall foyer, formal living room, full dining room, family room, large eat in kitchen, den/office, and powder room. The second floor has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. The 4th bedroom is currently being used as an additional walk in closet. $769,000

OSPREY LANDING AT CAPE MAY MARINE

Great opportunity for an investment minded individual. This triplex is 2 blocks from the beach and close to the Washington Street Mall. 1st unit is efficiency, 2nd unit is 2 bdrms, 1 bath and the 3rd unit is 3-4 bdrms, 2 baths. Great location, possible condo conversion, perfect income producing property. Listed by James McBride for $549,000

Classic 1864 Victorian Twin. Living Room, Formal Dining Room with 9' ceilings, Large modern eat-in kitchen, laundry closet. Covered front porch, rear deck, nice side yard, off-street parking. $360,000.

This house is Huge You enter this home through the large enclosed porch which leads you to the spacious living room with hardwood floors then to the eat-in kitchen with ceramic tile floors. Three bedrooms and a totally remodeled bathroom finish the first floor. The second floor is currently unfinished but has been framed for 3 more bedrooms and a full bath. The full basement features 7 foot ceilings and has both inside and outside entrances. Make your appointment today! $209,000

One of 36 Townhouse units with boat slip included (options to 70’). 5 BR, 4.5 BA, private elevator, 3 decks, 2-car attached garage. Common area offers two pools, a clubhouse, and beautifully landscaped grounds. $2,295,000.

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

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

Coldwell Banker Sol Needles 512 Washington St. Mall Cape May (609) 884-8428 www.cbcapemay.com

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

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

605 Pearl Avenue Cape May Point This spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bath ranch is just one block to the beach. Many years of great rental history. Recent upgrades and remodels. Plenty of room for entire family. $849,000

1208 Lafayette St Cape May

404 Portsmouth Tranquility

112 Pontaxit North Cape May

265 Seabreeze Court North Wildwood/ Anglesea

Take advantage of an outstanding opportunity to purchase this aggressively priced 3 BR/1.5 BA ranch style single family home in Cape May. Front porch and rear yard for entertaining. Offstreet parking. Renovation possibilities may exist to incorporate the living room, dining room and kitchen into a great room for seamless living and entertaining. Spacious rooms with abundant closet space and large attic. Potential for meadow views from a second floor if permitted by The City of Cape May. $345,000

Looking for that little slice of water front property at the shore? Look no more! This immaculate canal front home offering three bedrooms and two baths with a fenced yard and screened porch. $440,000

Customized rancher with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. There is a 20' x 30' great room with a gas fireplace, a modern kitchen with a counter bar and hardwood flooring and a separate laundry area. The very private back yard is perfect for enjoying the rear deck. There are two oversized attics for plenty of storage. This house has central air and natural gas heat. Don't wait, act now! This house is wholly and newly remodeled! $249,900

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

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

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

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

Want to feel the seabreeze while sitting on your open deck? Then this is the Townhouse/ Condo you are looking for! This unit is located on the 3rd floor and has views of the Atlantic Ocean. Upgrades are being down and the unit will come furnished minus the personal items. All you will have to do after settlement is turn the key, walk-in and make yourself at home. Great Location as well as rental possibilities. $359,000 CENTURY 21 Gilmartin & Co. 1382 Lafayette Street, Joseph Gilmartin Broker/Owner (609) 884-1800 capemayvacations.com


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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com OPEN

401 Clubhouse Drive, Townbank NEW CONSTRUCTION! 3BR/2BA semi-custom, ranch style, single family home, two blocks from the bay. Open House May 29, 11am-2pm. $397,500

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1205 Beach Avenue, Unit 9, Cape May Beachfront spectacular 4 BR/3 BA Cape Plaza townhouse with awesome views! Open House May 28, 11am-2pm. $769,000

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324 Carpenters Lane Suite 2C Cape May NJ 08204 Todd H. de Satnick, Broker of Record

Dedication... Excellence... Professionalism

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

www.jerseycaperealty.com Open Daily

Monday thru Saturday 9am to 5pm Sundays 11am to 3pm.

VERY LOVELY UPDATED TOWNHOUSE 506 Broad Street, Cape May

Offers 3 BR, 2 BA, eat-in kitchen, built-in cabinets, spacious front porch, and rear patio, central air, off street parking. Being sold tastefully furnished per inventory. $549,000.

PANORAMIC VIEWS!!! 1849 Maryland Avenue Cape May

3-story contemporary includes 6 BR, 3.5 BA, eat-in kitchen, pantry, laundry/utility room, with gas fireplace, central air and 2-car attached garage. $2,495,000.

EXQUISITE TOWNHOME IN HEART OF TOWN 34 Jackson Street, Cape May

Half a block to beach & mall. 4 BR, 3 BA, office/living area w/custom marble floor, h/w floors, gas f/p, central air, front porch & balcony, and off street parking for 2 cars. $979,000.

“THE CAMBRIDGE SUITE” UNIT #4 735 Washington Street Cape May

3 BR, 2.5 BA unit just had a make-over!! Freshly repainted, new tile floor in the eat-in kitchen, new electronics. Florida room, h/w floors, central air, and parking for 2-cars. $439,000.

ELEGANT FEDERAL STYLE HOME 214 Jefferson Street, Cape May

6 BR, 3.5 BA, cac, close to beach & town. Full basement, and a guest apartment above detached garage. $1,595,000.

CLOSE TO THE BEACH & MALL 1054 Ohio Avenue, Cape May

2 BR, 1.5 BA, large family room, living room & efficient kitchen. Central air, and off street parking. Being sold partial furnished. $449,000.

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

808 Washington St., Unit 3, Cape May 2 BR, 2BA, w/d, dw, cac, sleeps 8. $1500-$2300/week 20 Decatur Street, 2nd floor, Cape May 2 BR, 2 BA, w/d, dw, cac, sleeps 4. $1500-$2000/week Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-5800 wwwjerseycaperealty.com 902 Lafayette Street, Cape May “NEW”. A tastefully renovated 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath condo in Ideal CM location. Many weeks are available. $2000/weekly Call Heijung for availability: 609-602-8641 Heijung Park-Colameco, Broker associate By The sea Realty, Lee Marcotte, Inc 315 Ocean Street, Cape May 609-884-3050 211 Harvard Avenue, Cape May Point 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, Single family, Sleeps 8. $1600-$3350 per week.

1219 Lafayette St. Cape May - 6BR + Loft, 3.5 Bath. Very nice, large home great for groups or large families. Open deck. Only $1300/wk off season (including June!) 25 Second Ave. Cape May - Two units, each 2 bedrooms. Located 1/2 block to beach. Low: $700/wk High:$1700/wk Tolz Realtors 1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-7001, www.tolz.com 300 Moore, West Cape May 4 Week Minimum Call for Details 15 Broadway Unit 12 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Close to the Cove, $950 - $1500 weekly Wilsey Realty 501 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-1007 www.wilseyrealty.com 1050 New York Avenue, Cape May 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, close to beach, sleeps 8. $2800-$3200/week

919 Stockton Avenue, Cape May 9 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, Single Family, Sleeps 24. $3000-$5500 per week.

306 Cambridge, Cape May Point 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 8, great beach house. $2100-$2500/week

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

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

42 Jackson Street, Unit 1, Cape May 2BR/1 BA “Front Porch Suite” at the Merry Widow. Sleeps 6. steps to the beaches and Washington Street Mall. $1,500-$2,000/week

201 Ocean Street, Cape May Retail Space. $3,500 per month. Located in shopping district.

104 North Street, Unit 103, Cape May Spacious 3BR/3BA condo. Sleeps 8. Walking to the Mall & beaches. $1,500-$2,975/week Desatnick Real Estate, LLC 324 Carpenter’s Lane, Suite 2C, Cape May 884.1300, www.deSatnickRealEstate.com Bay block rental at 3500 Shore Drive in Cape May Beach. $1,000 a week. Air conditioned, gas grill, deck chairs, full cable and dvd in every room. Sleeps 5. Theresa Senico, Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ (609) 408-4655 www.theresasenico.com

824 Stockton Avenue, Cape May 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18 1 Block to Beach. $3,500 - $5,500 Coastline Realty 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-5005 www.coastlinerealty.com 151 York Avenue, Unit D, West Cape May 2 bdrms, 1 ½ bath, C/A, w/d, deck, gas heat, outside shower, sleeps 4. $650-$850/week 1200 Lafayette Street, Cape May 3 bdrms, 2 bath, win a/c, porch, parking for 2 vehicles, w/d, outside shower, patio, fenced yard, sleeps 6. $1250-$1750/week Coldwell Banker Sol Needles, Cape May (609) 884-8428 • www.cbcapemay.com


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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: info@exitzero.us Website: www.exitzero.us Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, jack@exitzero.us Advertising Manager: Jason Black, jason@exitzero.us Project Manager: Dan Mathers, dan@exitzero.us Assistant Editor Jon Roth, jon@exitzero.us Staff Writer Kate Chadwick, kate@exitzero.us Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Danielle O’Neal, Alex Steiger Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Emile Garry, Amy Wingate, Debbie Hudson Columnists: Kate Chadwick (advice), Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (Old Fogey), Molly Stone (food), Diane Stopyra (dating), Everett Chance (Chance Meetings). 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, plus five in glorious color. Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe. Downtown Cape May Swain’s, Mariah’s, Guardian, Cape Savings Bank, Collier’s, All Irish, Cape May Stage, Wilsey Realty, Pat Jackson Jewelers, Washington Commons Gallery, Celebrate Cape May, Go Fish, Sea Weeds, 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, 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, Ella's, Italian Garden, Andrew’s Ltd, Jackson Mountain Cafe, Love The Cook, Bath Time, Ugly Mug, Pilot House, Caroline Boutique, Atlantic Books, Kaleidoscope, Coldwell Banker, Colors, A Ca Mia, A Place On Earth,

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