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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Wednesday, June 8, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 18 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

West Cape May Elementary’s Annual Bike-A-Thon

The kids from West Cape May Elementary mounted their rides and took off around the block over and over again...more on pages 40-45. Aleksey Moryakov


It’s The Princess Issue!

West Cape May Strawberry Festival

Pages 3-15

Beef-And-Beer For Colette Jones

Pages 50-71

Opening At The Gail Pierson Gallery

Pages 72-82

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The Almanac thursdAY June 9 Mostly sunny


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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High Temperature: 89 Low Temperature: 73 Chance of Rain: 20% Sunrise: 5:34am Sunset: 8:24pm High Tides: 2:04am, 3:01pm Low Tides: 8:24am, 8:57pm

friDAY June 10 Scattered thunderstorms


High Temperature: 85 Low Temperature: 70 Chance of Rain: 40% Sunrise: 5:34am Sunset: 8:24pm High Tides: 3:09am, 4:03pm Low Tides: 9:21am, 10:05pm

SaturDAY June 11 Scattered thunderstorms


High Temperature: 79 Low Temperature: 68 Chance of Rain: 50% Sunrise: 5:34am Sunset: 8:24pm High Tides: 4:15am, 5:03pm Low Tides: 10:18am, 11:10pm

sunDAY June 12 Scattered thunderstorms


High Temperature: 79 Low Temperature: 67 Chance of Rain: 40% Sunrise: 5:34am Sunset: 8:25pm High Tides: 5:20am, 6:00pm Low Tides: 11:15am

monDAY June 13 Scattered thunderstorms


High Temperature: 77 Low Temperature: 65 Chance of Rain: 40% Sunrise: 5:34am Sunset: 8:26pm High Tides: 6:21am, 6:55pm Low Tides: 12:11am, 12:11pm

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Inside This Issue «The Coffee Break Page................. Page 12 «Ramblings from the Editors.........Page 13 «Food & Drink Guide.................... Page 21 «The Contest Page......................... Page 24 «Chance Meetings........................ Page 33 «Cape May Cooks.......................... Page 41 « The Old Fogey............................. Page 47 «Customer Service...........................Page 55 «The Answer Lady........................ Page 59 « The Shopping Guide................... Page 65

«Vampire City............................... Page 73 «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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6/4: West Cape May Strawberry Festival At Wilbraham Park

Kathy and Hank Walters

Alf Beng


Mike Shields, Richard Menet

Tom and Amie Fairman

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


r Out Ou Check eakfast!! y Br Sunda

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

Coldest Beer in Cape May! “Best Burger” Finalist - NJ Monthly

Lunch • Dinner Thin Crust Brick-Oven Pizza

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

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6/4: West Cape May Strawberry Festival At Wilbraham Park photographS by ALEKSEY MORYAKOV


WEDNESDAY SPECIAL june 8 ONLY Fried SHRIMP PLATTER ...... $5.95 each

Maureen, Meagan, Fei

Served with French fries or baked potato & coleslaw

FISH MARKET SPECIALS friday, june 10 tHRU sunday, june 12 fresh new england flounder fillet $5.95/pound conch chowder $5.50/pint

TAKE-OUT SPECIALS friday, june 10 & saturday, june 11 Hot Combo Appetizer Special - $7.95 2 BBQ Clams, 2 clams casino, 2 Oysters rockefller

fried oyster platter

Ashley Kowzun, Tom Herford, Molly O’Neill

Served with baked potato or French fries and coleslaw. $9.95

Broiled stuffed flounder topped with shrimp PLATTER Served with baked potato or French fries and coleslaw. $10.95

Fisherman’s Wharf, Cape May

609-884-3064 Call Ahead & We’ll Have It Waiting For You! Lou, Andri, Scott, Holly, Sydney

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live entertainment Wednesday, June 8 - Karaoke

with Jimmy J

Thursday, June 9

Friday, June 10

5 Hour Jones

Bigg Romeo

Saturday, June 11

Sunday, June 12

Stellar Mojo

The Loop

Monday, June 13

Tuesday, June 14

Behind the Beautiful

DJ Jon K $2 Miller Lites

Kitchen open until 2am all summer long!


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

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6/4: West Cape May Strawberry Festival At Wilbraham Park

Karen and Steve Goldberg

Olga, Kate

Betty Duke, Julie Quenzer

Shirley Stiles

Laurie and Kevin Whitley

Matt and Chris Spiers

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


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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[10pm - 2am] JUNE 10 • The Sensational Soul Cruisers JUNE 11 • Ravioli Shanker JUNE 17 • Scream JUNE 18 • British Invasion JUNE 24 • HyJinx JUNE 25 • The Cheaters

HAPPY HOUR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT John Adams, Nancy Zanine, Becky Adams, Dave Sampson

[4:30pm - 7:30pm] JUNE 10 • 52 Pick Up Duo JUNE 11 • Dan Brown Duo JUNE 17 • Blind Drunk JUNE 24 • 52 Pick Up Duo


[3pm to 7pm] • 1/2 Price Drafts & Domestic Bottles, Margaritas On The Rocks and House Wine by the Glass • $5 FlatBreads During Happy Hour • Friday Happy Hours featuring Live Acoustic Music through Sept. 2nd.

EVERY THURSDAY [9pm] Doug Carnes, Jessica Hayes, Jeanette Gray

• “Are You Smarter Than A Bartender” Bar Trivia – It’s You vs. The Bartender! Weekly Prizes.

609-884-4800 At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur Street Kim Tower, Lynn Massimiano, Sue Lotozo, Pam Huber

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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

Package Goods Daily Specials 8 Flat Screen TVs happy hour Mon - Tues - Thurs - Fri 3-5pm $2 Domestics $3 Well Drinks

Wednesdays our famous wing night! starting at 3pm

Best Wings & Great Specials 

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

Harbor View Restaurant, Bar & Marina Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday


Enjoy Sushi, Cocktails, and Entertainment on the Deck: Friday June 10 Moe Fishbone

Saturday June 11 Stage Pass


954 Ocean Drive, Cape May Between


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


B ay


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The EZ Guide To What’s Going On The who, what, when and where of Cape May’s social scene

Thursday, June 9 31st Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament This is the largest and most lucrative shark tournament around. Fishermen from all over the East Coast vye to haul in the deadliest catch. There will be more than 1,000 anglers, $300,000 in prizes, and plenty of events to keep you busy on land. Runs from Thursday through Sunday. For details, call 609-884-2400. Friday, June 10 “Say Goodnight, Gracie” At Cape May Stage Don’t miss this exciting production at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. Joel Rooks becomes celebrated comedian George Burns, reliving his past and his love affair with Gracie Allen in this emotional production full of special effects. Show runs Wednesdays through Sundays at 8pm. For tickets, call 8841341. Saturday, June 11 Victorian Fair At The Physick Estate This event, on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, will feature live musical performances, crafts, children’s activities, refreshments and more. For details, consult page 85, or call 884-5404. Celtic Festival at Historic Cold Spring Village Make the short drive from town to enjoy a weekend of Irish and Scottish celebration! Guest will enjoy live traditional music performances, a reading from the Book of Kells, bagpipers and a whole pack of Irish Setters. Event runs Saturday and Sunday from 10am4:30pm. Admission $10 for adults, $8 for children. For details, call 898-2300. Sunday, June 12 Second Sunday Gallery Walk For a day of art and refreshment, take this walking tour of Cape May’s finest galleries. Begin at the Artist’s Cooperative Gallery in the West End Garage on West Perry, pick up a map, and continue to Spirit Catch Photography, SOMA NewArt Gallery, Splash, Gail Pierson Gallery, then finish off at the Mad Batter, just in time for happy hour! Runs from 1-5pm. Call Tina Giaimo at 602-7634.

Catch Joel Rooks’ performance as the (nearly) inimitable George Burns in Cape May Stage’s production of “Say Goodnight, Gracie.” Monday, June 13 A Night Of Stand-Up At Cape May Stage Aaron Kominos-Smith and Nick Cobb serve up a night of laughs at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. Both comedians have appeared numerous times on TV, including NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Show starts at 8pm, tickets cost $20. For details, call 884-1341.

Upcoming Events Saturday, June 18 Harbor Fest At Cape May Harbor Celebrate the sea and harbor at this annual event featuring song, seafood, nature programs, arts and crafts, an outdoor beer garden and more. See our story on page 57. For further details, call 884-5508.

Tuesday, June 14 Cape May Unzipped Trolley Tour Ready to learn about the less genteel side of Victorian Cape May? Take this tour and hearabout arson, rum runners and ladies of the night – Boardwalk Empire’s got nothing on this. Tickets are $15, departs at 7:30pm from the Information Booth on the Washington Street Mall. Call 884-5404 for tickets.

Sunday, June 25 Animal Outreach Yard Sale Plan your yard sale for June 25 and donate the proceeds to our local no-kill animal shelter. Just give them a call by June 11 so they can publicize your sale. Since 1998, Animal Outreach has found homes for more than 2,500 lonely cats and dogs. Call 898-1738.

Wednesday, June 15 Bach’s Lunch At The Physick Estate Celebrate the Cape May Music Festival with food and music at the Carriage House Tearoom & Café. Start with scones, sandwiches and dessert, then enjoy a concert by flautist Ronna Ayscue and harpist Maryanne Meyer. Tickets are $30. Call 884-5404 for details.

Remember The Ladies At The Cape May County Historical Museum Stop by the museum on Route 9 for a morning program on the Chalfonte delivered by Karen Fox, author of a new book on the same topic. Then enjoy a gourmet lunch before a second program on the history of American wedding dress customs. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20, event begins at 11am. To reserve your space, call 465-3535.

Want to tell us about an event? CALL (609) 770-8479 or email

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Dinner Nightly from 5pm Join Us for restaurant week! June 5 thru June 12

Reserve Your Private Party

Marta Kulkowitz

Paul, Alexis, Jessica and Cheryl Kelly

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

Alisa Mezheraya, Bradford Honigsberg

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Serving Dinner from 5:30 Thursday thru Monday Reserve Now for Special Events!

Outdoor Oceanfront Seating Available!

Leslie and Diane Rea of Rea’s Farm Market

Dorette and Bob Connelly

Beach Avenue & Howard Street at the Hotel Macomber (609) 884 8811 The June Color Issue of Exit Zero is Here!

Philip Cooper, Kristin Donnelly

Layla Freeman, Amy Freeman

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

Lily and Nancy Von Snekamm

The Hansons

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The Police Blotter

BENSALEM, Pennsylvania – A patron attempted to exchange a counterfeit $100 bill at Parx Casino, and the cashier spotted the fake. A surveillance review then detemined that the patron had received the bill about 90 minutes earlier from the same cashier.

Classic Quotations

A Story From The Past “Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.” Princess Diana “I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff was absolutely terrified of me.” Lisa Marie Presley “You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.” Jennie Jerome Churchill “If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.” Mariah Carey “My generation had Doris Day as a role model, then Gloria Steinem — then Princess Diana. We are the most confused generation.” Erica Jong

Atlantic Hall was purchased in March of 1839 by two brothers from Philadelphia. When Captain Benjamin McMakin and Captain Joseph McMakin bought it in 1842, the McMakin brothers had the New Atlantic built across Jackson Street. The Cape Island hotel surge continued with the construction of the Columbia House in 1846. The Columbia House was built by a Delaware captain named George Hildreth, on a massive plot of land between Decatur and Ocean Streets. Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

HENIN The cone-shaped princess hat, called a henin, appeared in the mid-to-late 15th century, when height began to replace width as the dominant feature in women’s headware. It appeared when the Gothic style still dominated architecture, and may be a reflection of tall spires reaching heavenward.

Don Pocher

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 late Princess Diana’s image has appeared on the cover of People magazine over 50 times, on the cover of Time magazine eight times, and on the cover of Newsweek seven times. All of these issues completely sold out.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J “You are what you think about all day long.” 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 a Pu-Pu Platter. Please note: Any typos are not ours, but those of the fortune cookie manufacturers. We print them as we find them.

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Ramblings From The Editors


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

t’s easy to love Wawa... Good people serving good food and good coffee. However, it’s difficult to love Wawa HQ. First of all, it was practically a crime to shut down the Bank Street location – does anyone else think that place could have been losing money? Seems hardly likely. Then they imposed draconian conditions on the sale of the property, preventing anyone else from operating a food and drink establishment. And now... Well, you can’t even park there any more. The 14 spaces have been roped off and threatening signs erected: Park here and you will be towed. The reason? Construction work in the month of May? Well, May has come and gone, and those parking spaces went unused. What a waste! Getting anyone on the phone from Wawa was just as difficult as trying to get a straight answer from City Hall (see below), but we were informed it was a “liability issue.” Really? The Wawa has been closed for two years – where was the liability issue then? It seems to us that Wawa are showing a distinct lack of community spirit. It would be fine if they had someone charge money for the parking spaces, like Swain’s does. But to prevent them from being used... That’s just bad form. WE’VE said it before, but it’s worth repeating. Isn’t it appalling that whenever we call City Hall to ask when those fiendish roadworks on Broadway are going to be finished, they always pass us on to Mott, the engineering company? Call us crazy, but we think City Hall should have a handle on matters such as this. Telling us that they have no idea when

the works are going to be done is unacceptable. Actually, it’s embarrassing. The fact that the roads were all cut up during Memorial Day weekend is a joke. It’s not enough that the convention hall site is a mighty eyesore – let’s throw in some roadworks on one of the busiest stretches of roads in the city. It’s ridiculously difficult to get information from City Hall, and that has to change. We recently heard a lamentable story from a local business owner who was having a devilishly hard time trying to get a hold of either City Manager Bruce MacLeod (Bruce, you need to stop hiding behind your desk) or Mayor Ed Mahaney over an important matter that had serious ramifications for his business. This shouldn’t be hard. This is America, not the old Soviet bloc. The people inside City Hall are public servants, paid by you. Would be nice if they acted accordingly. It’s officially summer, dear readers, and what better time for a refresher course on Exit Zero photo etiquette? Our EZ photographers are all around town, snapping photos of happy visitors and locals

enjoying all that Cape May has to offer. We would just like to point out a couple of things that would make life easier on your friends here at your favorite publication. Once in a while, we get a complaint that a reader’s name has been misspelled in the paper. Please, please, please keep in mind that we have to work with what is given to us by you, the photo subject. When a little notebook is proffered by a photographer for you to sign your name, bear in mind that one of us staffers must then decipher it for publication ––sometimes easy, sometimes not. Now we realize, probably better than most folks, that sometimes in a dimlylit bar after a few cocktails, it’s hard to keep one’s penmanship in mind. But please try. And if you write “Superman” or “Lady GaGa,” that’s what we have to go on. Speaking of our talented photographers, we try to get them out to each and every event that comes to our attention, so give us a call, but try to give us as much notice as possible. And don’t forget – your favorite EZ photo is available for sale, in color or black-and-white, and in three sizes: 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10. Give us a call with your credit card information and we’ll make it happen – they make great gifts for out-of-town friends and family. THE West Cape May Strawberry Festival this past Saturday was a smashing success by all accounts, full of happy browsers and berry treats. Rich Flanegan remarked that it was “a really great day for everyone,” and adds that his wife Diane worked “super hard” to make it all happen. Thanks to Diane (and to all the shoppers who stopped by the Exit Zero booth)! We’ll see you this time next year!

Breakfast & Lunch 8am to 3pm Dinner from 5pm Cape May Restaurant Week 2 course lunch $17.11 3 course dinner $35.11 Live Music - No Cover

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

Friday, June 10 geno white duo • 7 - 10pm

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

Saturday, June 11 robin & amy • 7 - 10pm


19 Jackson Street, Cape May 884-5970 -

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91 Beach Drive, North Cape May (609) 886-5529

Colleen Johnson, Alma Parker

Open Nightly Lunch Sat. & Sun. at 12

Live Music Wednesday, June 8 SAL ANTHONY • 6 - 10pm Thursday, June 9 MICHAEL JAMES • 6 - 10pm

Laura, Bronson, Liam, Jess, Maddie, Marla

Friday, June 10 MICHAEL JAMES • 6 - 10pm Saturday, June 11 BEACHCOMBER BILL • 6 - 10pm Sunday, June 12 kettle three • 1 - 5pm BEACHCOMBER BILL • 6 - 10pm Monday, June 13 ANN OSWALD • 6 - 10pm Tuesday, June 14 SAL ANTHONY • 6 - 10pm JT, Kariy, Ian and John Matusiak

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Tasting Room - Open Daily 12-6pm Winery Tours Daily at 3 pm (reservations recommended)

Syrah * Blush * Chardonnay Port * Pinot Noir * Red Reserve Pinot Grigio * Riesling Cabernet Franc * Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Lotozo

Jack Wright, Jon Roth

Gift Certificates & Gift Baskets Available New Wine Releases Coming June 18: Isaac Smith Apple Isaac Smith Fini Blanc 2010 Albarino Summer Grill Nights: Wednesday Nights beginning June 22 $28 per person - Cash Bar - Doors open at 6pm Call for reservations View the menus on our website!

Linda and Dave Callahan

Theresa Cusimano

Wmie, Paxton

Anastasia McPherson-Ohrenich

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

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photographS by Aleksey moryakov



















Adam Miller, Ian Ward, Arthur Spackman




Heather Foley, Chris Galestok, Heather Bruno, Rick Spackman

Corey Johnson, Zeke Craig, Leah Angeline

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Dinner Served from 5pm Thursday thru 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! Sulienid, Joyce, Maniya and friends

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

Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Andrew Moynihan, Rebecca Padgett, Jennifer Hamilton

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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Julio and Marianne Galvan

Avery White, Savannah Bruno

Amber Trinidad, Bill Sardone

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

Zagat Rated Fine Dining Serving Every Evening NEW Serving Lunch Beginning June 4 Treat yourself to the very best in dining, accommodations and service. You’re sure to be delighted.

1301 Beach Avenue • 609.884.9090 • Exit0_PSI_June1_2011.indd 1

5/27/11 7:52 AM

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Sadie, Madelyn, Mackenzie, Ruby, Iris

Officer Tony Genaro

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Open Daily

5/29: Ashley Martin’s Sweet 16 In North Cape May photographS by Aleksey moryakov




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

Courtney Diebel, Nicole Devereaux, Ashley Martin, Sara Newman, Holly Cusick

Early Bird Dinners

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!

Saturdays Barry • 9pm SUNDAYS Barry • 4-6pm (609) 884-3449 WASHINGTON STREET MALL, cAPE mAY

John, Jonathan and Nichole Conrad

| 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

Denise Martin, Ashley Martin

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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

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A ca Mia 524 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-6661,

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

L, D

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




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

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

B, L, D

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




Avalon coffee 7 Gurney Street, Cape May, 898-8088,

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

B, L

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




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

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


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




backstreet 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May 884-7660,

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

B, D

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




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

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

B, L

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




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!

L, D





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

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


$15-$28 Cards: V, MC




blue moon ice cream 102 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 898-1413

Blue Moon is the latest addition to the ice cream scene. Blue Moon also has milkshakes, water ice, fruit shakes, pretzels and more!

Ice Cream

$3-$7 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




blue Moon pizza Perry Street & Beach Avenue Cape May, (609) 884-3033

If your stomach is grumbling as you lie on the beach, if you need a late-night snack after a fun night at the bars... it’s all here!

L, D

$7-$13 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




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

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

B, L, D

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




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.


Cards: V, MC, AE, D

Full Bar



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.


Cards: V,MC,AE,D





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Judith and Bill Evaul, Rose and Joe Famiglietti

Ashley Martin, Chad Lindholm, Alisa Lumbruno

Bob Martin, Dave Martin

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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


Cabanas 429 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-4800

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

B, L, D

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




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

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


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




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

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

L, D

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




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.


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




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.


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




Cucina Rosa 301 Washington Street Mall (609) 898-9800

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


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




C-View inn Texas Avenue & Washington Cape May (609) 884-4712

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

L, D

$4-$18 Cards: V, MC




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





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

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


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




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.

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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.


$1-$30 Cards: V, MC




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fish and fancy 2406 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 886-8760,

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

L, D

$5-$19 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




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410 Bank Street 410 Bank Street (609) 884-2127,

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


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






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

Betty Shelton, under 100, site manager, Cape May. Top from Macy’s, pants from Boscov’s, footwear from QVC, heirloom jewelry, bag from QVC, scarf from Macy’s.

Julia Ippolito, 9, student, Summit, NJ. Top from Target, shorts from Justice, footwear from Justice.

Cassie Ippolito, 11, student, Summit, NJ. Top from Justice, shorts from Target, footwear from Justice, sunglasses from Maui Jim.

Sabrina Ippolito, 7, student, Summit, NJ. Top from Children’s Place, shorts from Children’s Place, footwear from Adidas.

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Somewhere in this paper is a fake ad!

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

But be aware as it may be a real business in our area, but the product or service will not be real...

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Check closely! This Week’s Prizes: henry’s jewelry • celebrate cape may avalon coffee • cape fitness • fudge kitchen CONTEST answerS May 18 issue Clip Art answer: Page 11 - Union Park Ad FAKE AD answer: Page 90 - Privateer Chart Ad

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If mailing your entry do NOT put both answers on one sheet of paper... you’ll only be entered into one contest! You CAN put both answers in one email!

CONTEST WINNERS May 18 issue Clip Art WinnerS Dorothy Roats - Heather Watson John Mockus - Ed Harrington

FAKE AD WINNERS: Joseph Sheehan - Gina Faenza Lynn Ann Wadle - Doris Russell

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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


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frescos 412 Bank Street, Cape May (609) 884-0366,

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,

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

harbor view 954 Ocean Drive 884-5444

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,

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

L, D

$10-$21 Cards: V, MC, D




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

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

B, L, D

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





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

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






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

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

B, L, D

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




hot dog tommy’s Jackson Street @ Beach Avenue 884-8388,

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

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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




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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




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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.


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




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5/29: Sangria Sunday At Hawk Haven Winery And Vineyard photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Open Sunday-Thursday 7am-9:30pm Friday & Saturday 7am-10pm

Diane and Wayne Jorgensen

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

Seaside Cheese Co. Ed and Sue Wuerker

King ludwig beer cheese

This German cheese is delicate yellow and semi hard with small holes ripened in fine King Ludwig dark beer to give it its hearty taste.


Joanne and Larry Wallace, Louise and Mark Cestaro

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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?

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

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

B, L, D

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




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

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

L, D

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


For tables of eight or more


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

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

B, L, D

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




magnolia room 301 Howard Street, Cape May (609) 884-8409,

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

B, D

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




marie nicole’s 9510 Pacific, Wildwood Crest (609) 522-5425

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


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




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.


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




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

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


BAR Cards: V, MC, D, AE




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.


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

Liquor Store



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

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

B, L, D

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




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.

L, D

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peter shields 1301 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-9090

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


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




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

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

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





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5/29: Sangria Sunday At Hawk Haven Winery And Vineyard at 7 ocean

photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Cape May’s Most Unique Antique & Gift Shop Open Everyday New Jewelry Arriving Daily!

Paul Kiatkowski, Sandi Dirico

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

Authentic Italian Cuisine

Seafood & Fine Dining

Giovanna, Mary Elizabeth

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

Korri Carlson, Lauren Suit, Maureen and Troy Cawley

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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?

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




Rock Pile 1200 Lincoln Boulevard,North Cape May (800) 643-3779 •

Munching on a Big Burger and sipping on a cold beer while you watch the ferries come and go = relaxation!

L, D

$3-$10 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




Rusty Nail 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May 884-0017 •

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




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

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




Seaside Cheese Company 600 Park Blvd, (609) 884-8700

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

L, D

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




Sushi Ukai 1500 Route 47 South, Rio Grande (609) 770-7773,

Enjoy delicious, fresh and nutritious authentic Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and Thai cuisine - all homemade!

L, D

$2.25-$36.95 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




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

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

B, L, D

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




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

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

L, D

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




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.

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




union park Elegant dining in a classic old hotel, and Beach Avenue & Howard, (609) 884-8811, the food is magnificent and inventive. One of the best in the area. 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




WASHINGTON INN 801 Washington Avenue (609) 884-5697

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


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




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

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

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5/29: Ernest Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest At Hemingway’s photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Kelly Clarkson, Gaylen DiSanto, Pete DiSanto, Nadya Laurence, Jane Freck

Stephanie Pessagro, Samantha, Heidi, Garrett

609-884-4800 At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur Street

Jillian Lentz, Elise O’Donnell

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Name: John Nickels Workplace: Primo Hoagies Age: I’m 16. Hometown: I live in Cape May Court House. How long have you worked here? It’s been about a year now. Best thing about the job? Working with my dad. Okay, he made me say that, but it’s true! Plus Cape May is such a cool town. What do you recommend here? Everything is good, especially for me because it’s free. But I recommend the Buffalo Cutlet sandwich. What’s your OTHER dream job? Well, I love music, so probably in a guitar shop or something like that. Favorite thing about Cape May? It’s so picturesque – the architecture is so beautiful. Also, it’s just such a peaceful town. Interview by Kate Chadwick Want to nominate an employee of the week? Email

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The Exit Zero Random Gift Certificate Giveaway

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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 princesses. This week’s winner is Florence Giedeman, 68, from Wildwood, New Jersey. We found Florence on the Washington Street Mall. Here are her answers to our piercing questions: Who became a princess after a prince returned her shoe? Cinderella What princess ate a poison apple and was helped by dwarves? Snow White What animal does a princess kiss and change into a prince? Frog Florence wins a $50 gift certificate to Bay Springs Alpaca for answering our questions. Congratulations and enjoy! PHOTOGRAPH BY Danielle o’neal

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Chance Meetings


Everett Chance wines and dines Cape May’s single ladies

ummer movie season is here, and that changes my dating strategy. Picking a movie that both men and women will enjoy is the age-old problem. For guys, it’s usually something with gratuitous sex, violence, car chases and ammunition use. You can bet that Thor and X-Men or anything comic-book-based isn’t going to score a lot of points in the romance department. But does that mean that you have to go to a chick flick? You know what I mean: a gynocentric comedy predicated on the scenario where men are cheating bastards and middle-aged women the goddesses who best them while cementing their sisterhood with Motown-scored makeover montages, vengeful shopping sprees, warmed over Lucy-and-Ethel hijinks and random humiliations visited upon women who are younger and therefore by definition stupid hussies. No, you need to avoid those too. Let’s go middle of the road. I’m not exactly sure where that is, but I think it’s safe to say that you need to at least discuss it. Take the movie listings, cross out anything

with excessive testosterone or estrogen, eliminate the kiddie fare and choose from what’s left. By my calculations, that means Pirates of the Caribbean (and how many sequels of this franchise will there be? I’m betting the last one will be called Pirates of the Caribbean: On Golden Pond), which isn’t the greatest date movie ever, but at least offers Johnny Depp for her and Penelope Cruz for you. Or, skip the theater. Stay home for dinner and a movie. If you can’t cook,

Friday, June 10:

you’re in luck, because there are plenty of restaurants around here that do fabulous take-out. Get something that you have to eat sitting down – not on the couch! – and set a nice table with real dishes and flatware and glasses and candles and everything. Then get rid of the distractions (phones, Blackberries, kids, etc) and pop a good DVD into the player. Try Stranger Than Fiction – quirky comedy, unusual role for Will Ferrell, and the delectable Maggie Gyllenhaal. It’s cheaper than a night on the town, you won’t have to go far to get more popcorn, and your significant other just might have a better time than if her feet were stuck to week-old Pepsi on the multiplex floor. If you want to talk about movies over dinner, send an email to I’ll be in touch, and we’ll go to dinner at one of the Cape’s fine restaurants. Afterwards I’ll write all about it, a combined date and restaurant review. Your name will be changed, the restaurant’s won’t. Maybe we can see a movie on our second date.

alan Weber & frenz

Martini beach Fine Mediterranean Cuisine Tapas Jazz & Cocktails

Open Thurs-Mon: 609.884.1925

The Best Happy Hour: Sat. & sun. 3-6pm

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“Great food and service! A first time treat for a local... Y UM Y UM!“ - Sue and Paul

5/29: Ernest Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest At Hemingway’s photographS by Aleksey moryakov

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

Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8am

Meghan Bridgeman, Laurie Bridgeman, Joe Bridgeman, Pat Bridgeman

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5/29: Ernest Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest At Hemingway’s

Marty and Denise Uhlman

Daddy Henry, Janet

Jane and Mike Morley

Bob and John Belansen

Dale and Kathy Steltz

Mike Leary, Karyn Grant

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Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our new outside patio!


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The column where anonymous gasbags have their say!

715 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-1233 HOMEMADE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME

Wait, I’m confused... it says that Snow White is a princess but is Snow her first name? It just seems more like a description for snow than a name. – West Cape May


*** And what kind of name is Cinderella? Does she even have a last name? And why exactly was she wearing glass slippers? That seems dangerous to me. – Erma *** I’d be willing to bet that Russell from Swain’s was a prince in a past lifetime! – Cape May *** I just saw that there is also a Princess Aurora, but I thought that was kind of Borealis. – Erma *** Do you find it ironic that Princess Aerial lives in the sea and not the sky? – Villas [Spouty Offy Editor’s Note: Her name is Princess Ariel and not Aerial! And besides she is just a little mermaid.]

Homemade Muffins, Pancakes & Omelettes

Lunch and Dinner

strange first name for a princess! – Erma *** Why does the sidewalk and fence get all brown at the Wawa in North Cape May? Inquiring minds want to know. – Cape May Did 84 Lumber purposely put their store at the 8.4 mile marker on the Garden State Parkway or was that just a coincidence? - Cape May ***

Princess Leia is my dream girl! – Han Solo ***


Han, I think you are crazy... Xena The Warrior Princess is my dream girl! – Cape May

Your headline last week said that summer has officially arrived but that’s not true... it will officially be summer on June 21 at 1:16pm. Don’t know if I can read your pointless dribble anymore! – Cape May

*** My daughter Jasmine sometimes resembles and acts like a princess... other times not so much, especially when she doesn’t take a nap! - Cape May *** I saw that there is a Princess Cruise Line... And I thought that Cruise is certainly a

Entire Menu Available for Take-Out Patio Dining/Pet Friendly... BYOD HÄAGEN-DAZS ICE CREAM


Someone in a blue car pulled out in front of me, cut me off and then proceeded to go 20mph in a 40mph zone. I guess you were in a big hurry to get nowhere... thanks a lot! – Pittsburgh Avenue


Our Own Roasted Turkey & Roast Beef Cape May’s Largest Cheese Steaks & Hoagies Vegetarians, Enjoy Our Homemade Veggie Burgers

[Spouty Offy Editor’s Note: Okay you got us, but everyone around here knows the true summer season for Cape May is Memorial Day through Labor Day. No need to be such a nitpicker!]

The Old Grange Restaurant Award winning Tony Clark comes home to the Old Grange! Lunch - Daily 11-3 (closed Monday) Dinner Tuesday thru Saturday Early Bird Specials from 4 to 6pm 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

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5/28: Reopening Of Rock Pile Bar At The Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Jared Matthews, Tom Ward, Margo Chamberlin, Brittney Jordan PHOTOGRAPH BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Serving Dinner from 5pm (Closed Tuesdays)

Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Freshest Ingredients - Fantastic Specials Friendly Atmosphere - Reservations Recommended 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May • (609) 884-7660 •

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northern italian & contemporary american cuisine

3 Course Prix Fixe - $22.95 - 5:00-6:30pm

Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Sidewalk Cafe & Children’s Menu 524 washington street mall, cape may 609-884-6661 •

Tea by the Sea

Drink Like Royal-TEA!

We have the following regal teas... Queen Elizabeth Tea • Queen Mary Tea Buckingham Palace Tea • Windsor Castle Tea Coronation Tea

(609) 898-4TEA • 405 W. Perry Street, Cape May

Dinner Served Friday thru Monday Lunch Served Saturday and Sunday Monday BOGO Special... Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price Appetizers & Entrees! Reservations Accepted • Cash Only • Free Parking • Catering Available

311 Mansion Street • (609) 884-0200

5/27: Annual Bike-A-Thon At West Cape May Elementary photographS by ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

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Cape May Cooks

A culinary column by Knickerbocker and the Southern Belle


our local culinary coaches are here once again to cheer you on to quick and tasty meals that you can prepare at home. This week we’re venturing into cooking for a crowd, with “EZ Flounder Night.” How do you feed 20 or so people for dinner, while not wasting a great beach day in the kitchen? Easy! We’ll give you simple recipes, like the fish, as well as recipes with “short-cut” ingredients, like canned beans in the festive dish below. We’ll even call them “EZ” so you know you can get them on the table fast. One of our EZ-est main course solutions happens to be a Cape May specialty – flounder. Do you ever find it as fresh, delicious (and inexpensive!) anywhere else? We don’t. Attribution from ‘Belle’ – this recipe comes from my brother-in-law’s very large family. All their Jersey Shore vacations include a ‘flounder night’. And ‘recipe’ may be too strong a word. It’s more of a free-form, highly participatory cooking experience. You’ll need: about ½ lb flounder fillets per person flour eggs butter salt and pepper skillet for frying, and oven to keep the already-cooked

fillets warm 3 people – a ‘wet guy’, ‘dry guy’, and a ‘fry guy’ (always a ‘guy thing’ in this family) In a medium-size bowl, the ‘wet guy’ beats several eggs lightly and dips the fillets into the eggs. The ‘dry guy’ has flour, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste, ready for dredging the fillets. Your ‘dry guy’ will need tongs to keep from getting caked in flour. Meanwhile, the ‘fry guy’ has butter melted in the skillet(s) and does his thing. It only takes about three minutes per side – ready when golden brown. Keep the cooked fillets warm until serving. My brother-in-law’s family always serves this with white rice and corn, making for a very monochromatic meal. Must have been a ‘60s thing. However, we love this no-frills fish with tasty Southwest-inspired side dishes. Make the ‘fry guy’ share the stove while you prepare: EZ Festive Black Beans Feeds 8-10 45 minutes Serve this recipe as soup, or spoon over rice as a side dish. 1 tsp olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed 1 large Bermuda or red onion, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped

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In a two-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil and cook the garlic, onion, celery and half the green pepper about five minutes until the onion is translucent. Add the beans with liquid and the broth if making soup, cumin, oregano, half the parsley, half the cilantro, bay leaves and hot sauce. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, the rest of the parsley and green pepper, the sherry, lime juice and zest. Mix well, turn off the heat and let sit covered about ten minutes. Adjust the seasonings and remove bay leaves. Serve hot in cups or over rice with a variety of festive garnishes like sour cream, chopped red pepper and scallions, more chopped cilantro, chopped avocado and mango, and lime wedges. Make this slaw in the morning so it has time to chill. Southwest Slaw Makes eight large servings 15 minutes, plus at least four hours to chill ½ c olive oil 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp orange juice 1 garlic clove, minced ½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 1 10-oz package shredded cabbage, or broccoli slaw 1 large carrot, coarsely grated (1/2-1 cup) ½ lb jicama (shredded), or ½ c chopped Asian pear 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced ¼ c chopped fresh cilantro Whisk together olive oil and next six ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients, toss to coat, cover and chill for at least four hours.

Now you need an ‘EZ’ dessert. The local strawberries should still be available, so grab a box or two and treat your guests to: EZ Strawberry Shortcake 10 minutes strawberries, sliced lemon juice sugar one or two (depending!) angel food cake(s) or pound cake(s) – store-bought to make it truly simple your favorite whipped cream Add a bit of lemon juice and sugar to taste to the strawberries. You’ll want to do this very close to serving time to keep it fresh. Top slices of the cake with the strawberries. Then add a dollop of the whipped cream. And tell your guests that it was truly no trouble at all!

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The Old Fogey


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

miss the days when Cape May had a princess or two, though I am comforted that we still have some splendid queens. Not that I am a fan of royalty: that notion is always the result of one enterprising, opportunistic brute with a sword, leading to 20 generations of chinless inbreeds who mistake family wealth as a sign they possess some measure of authority. It always ends the same: a demand that the poor people eat cake (or in the case of Cape May’s infamous Queen Gertrude, saltwater taffy) then rapid flight from the palace ahead of a raging mob. But I am nostalgic for this city’s extinct line, the Jersey Huguenots, who misruled from around 1790 until the mid 1940s, much of that being in secret, of course, as they had learned some lessons from their European cousins, the Romanovs and Tudors, and did not want to be too obvious, lest they find themselves lined up in a dark wood in their monogrammed jammies. Notable was King Bertie (1867-1899), a genial man who built a fairy tale castle out on The Point (against my counsel), and

overnight saw the whole colossal wondrous confection sink into the sands. Then there was Princess Graceless, a young lady with such lack of social skills that she was hired out to mediate between parties who loathed each other with such intensity that every other effort had failed to find peace. Princess Graceless would sit down, start casual conversation with the sworn enemies and within minutes they would be united in such dislike of her that they patched up their differences.

And of course Prince(ss) Hubert, a most ambiguous young blade, who surrounded himself with perfumed chaps and chapesses, and indulged his appetites when and with whom he pleased, as the mood took him. For Hubert, “no” meant “yes” and “yes” meant “can my sister join in too?” Let us not forget The Party King (whose actual name is lost to record), and who turned his coronation party into a weeklong event that segued into his week-longrule bash, which ended with his “first-yearin-power” celebration that tailed off just as his “still here on the throne after a decade” soiree started. In the end he laughed himself to death during his “I’ve Been King For 30 Years” gala event, watching a chimp on a tricycle chase a midget around a maze. My favorite was Princess Rapunzel, on whom the story was based. She was a comely thing whose jealous mother locked her in the attic of a bungalow just off Lafayette Street, and a prince rescued her using a stepladder. What, you expected a tower and hair 100 feet long, without split ends?! Really, you live in a fantasy land.

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

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Customer Service


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

t is important when waiting tables to appear in control. A waitress must be collected at all times. It doesn’t matter if she’s just been quadruplesat. It doesn’t matter if table seven has waited an hour for escargot. It doesn’t matter if the hostess is crying in the kitchen and the chef just sliced off his thumb. There is never an excuse for appearing frazzled in the dining room. Did you spill cranberry juice on the VIP’s lap? Bring him some club soda for the stain and f lash your best “silly me” smile. Whatever you do, keep from apologizing too much. One too many “I’m sorrys,” and those sweet Cape May guests are going to eat you alive. This is easier said than done. I use “I’m sorry” more than any other words in my server vocabulary. Sometimes, of course, it’s called for. I once had to tell a guest that I’d lost his credit card somewhere in the dining room. After 25 minutes of searching, I found it in an ice bucket. I know that my guest had a right to be upset, but the more profusely I apologized, the more, ahem, bothered he became.

Other times, I’m not really sorry at all, but the words come spilling out of my mouth anyway. There are moments where I can’t very well say nothing, and “suck it up, sir” will likely get me fired. Last week, a man told me that our chef must have sat on his crab cake because the patty was too “squished.” I offered to bring another crab cake and my guest scoffed at the suggestion. I offered to bring something else altogether and this just upset him more. Finally, because I was at a loss, I gave this guy the validation he’d been seeking and I said “I’m very sorry.” Then, of course, he all but told me where to stick that squished crab cake.

I say “I’m sorry” all night long. I say it when we run out of strawberry shortcake. I say it when a guest wants a table that is already occupied. I say it when the noise level is too high, I say it when the bar is too full, and I say it when the chef decides to stop serving chicken. Because I’m sorry every day. At every table. Sorry, sorry, sorry. “I’m sorry” has become one of those things I’m getting sick of hearing myself say, but there aren’t any good synonyms – and believe me when I tell you – I Googled it. “I am apologetic” sounds facetious. “I express regret” is clunky. “I ask for forgiveness” is just plain dumb. Only in the kitchen, where most everyone speaks English as a second language, can I get away with “lo siento.” So it looks as though I’m stuck with sorry. But, until I learn to be more conservative with my sorrys, perhaps my guests will learn to be more forgiving. Either that, or they’ll find that last line totally offensive. If this is the case, and I hope that’s it not, what can I say except, well, I’m sorry.

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Princess Must Haves

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

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Want to feel like royalty in no time? Step into a horse-drawn carriage and voila – you are instantly a prince or princess. Whether it’s to make a wedding day extra special, or simply a genteel and relaxing way to tour our lovely town, Cape May Carriage Company will get you there in high style. $40 for a half-hour. 641 Sunset Boulevard, 609-884-4466.

Why be just a regular old princess when you can be a wine princess? Check out this sparkly T-shirt by Luba Designs, just the thing for visiting local vineyards for a winetasting, or as a gift for your favorite oenophile. Give your jeans-and-T-shirt look a royal lift for the sale price of $26.24. 315 Ocean Street, Washington Commons, 609-8849032.

How cute are these? Pretty Princess Lemonade Mix from Cape May Wicker is just great for a kid’s tea party, or as a fun way to get your prince or princess to help out in the kitchen. Simply add water, and you’ve got four glasses of enchanting strawberry lemonade punch fit for a princess. $4.49 203 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May, 609884-1849.

Princess Dishes From Across The Way

Silver Flip-Flop From Mariah’s

Ceramic Frog From Mariah’s

These adorable plates and cups are perfect for your little ones, or keep them in mind as great birthday gifts. Crafted of BPA-free melanine by Jane Jenni, they’re both sweet AND virtually indestructible. Because sometimes even a princess can be a klutz. The plate sells for $10, the cup is $7. 304 Washington Street, 609-884-4199.

Who needs a glass slipper when you can have a silver flip-flop? Check out these charmers from Mariah’s. Keep it on your dresser to hold jewelry, by the front door for your keys, for nuts on the coffee table, or to make a beachy statement all by themselves. $22. We found these at the West End Garage, but Mariah’s has two locations. 225 Jackson Street, 609-884-7917.

They say that a girl’s gotta kiss her fair share of frogs before finding her prince, but if they all looked like this cheerful fellow from Mariah’s, maybe it wouldn’t be such a big deal. This charming and brightly colored green ceramic guy, who stands about a foot tall, will surely brighten up any corner of your home or garden. $49. 225 Jackson Street, 609-884-7917.

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The Answer Lady


he Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manners of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to Dear Answer Lady Okay, summer is here, we live at the shore, and I want the central air conditioning on. My husband isn’t a fan, and always gives me a hard time (it’s only June, etc.). I don’t really care what the calendar says when it’s 82 degrees inside my house. The worst part of it is that we have this same argument every year. How do we break this ridiculous impasse? – Roasting Dear Roasting You may want to take this up with someone a little less biased than the Answer Lady, who has the same disagreement with Mr Answer Lady on an annual basis. Last summer, she had to resort to calling an HVAC guy to ask him what made more sense: leaving the A/C on all day, or letting the house reach an inferno-like temperature, then turning the A/C on in

Wise answers to perplexing questions

Adirondack chairs in the sand. One of the guys took off his shirt, and one of the girls immediately gave him a hard time about it. In his defense, it was sunny and hot – and so is he, so….did he commit a faux-pas? – Voyeur

the evening so that sleep could be even a remote possibility. He said it makes more sense to turn it on and leave it at an agreedupon temperature all day than pressing it into service to cool down a house that’s already hot. Of course, that “agreed-upon temperature” thing is a whole other kettle of fish. Dear Answer Lady A bunch of friends and I were having a couple of beers outside at the Rusty Nail after the beach yesterday, sitting in those

Dear Voyeur This is tricky, but the Answer Lady will say no, he did not. She will add that it was ONLY because he was outside, feet in the sand at the Rusty Nail, which is the next best thing to being actually on the beach. If he had been inside at the bar at the Rusty Nail, no. Even if he had been sitting outside at the bar, the Answer Lady would still vote no, because he would probably have strangers sitting in very close proximity, and nobody wants to sit next to a half-naked stranger. Well, maybe not “nobody,” but the Answer Lady digresses. Since you were in your own little group outside, however, I think your friend was safe. Please note, gentlemen, that as a rule, no strolling around town topless. And the Answer Lady desperately hopes that the potbellied sixty-something shirtless chap she saw at the Wawa the other day is reading this.

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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 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)

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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

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

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

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?”

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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

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.

good scents 327 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-0014

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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.

love joys Le Ric’s Grande Plaza 1127 Route 47 Rio Grande (609) 889-7676

Kick-start your love life with a visit to LoveJoys, the Romance Shoppe. Everything you could possibly need from candles, incense and bath products to sexy greeting cards and elegant lingerie.

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!

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.

VICTORIOUS 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall Cape May (609) 898-1777

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

west end garage 484 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 770-8261

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.

Pat Jackson Jewelers 414 Bank Street Cape May (609) 884-0323

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Get Your Feet Wet At Harbor Fest


This year’s festival features all kinds of aquatic entertainment

his year’s Harbor Fest on June 18 will feature some very special aquatic activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Cape May Harbor. These include a Search and Rescue Demonstration in the harbor at 1pm. The rescue simulation will feature the HH-65C “Dolphin” helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, one of the most advanced helicopters serving the US military today. The demonstration will display the precise teamwork required of the pilots, flight mechanic and rescue swimmer to save boaters in the water. Don’t miss this daring feat of bravery and skill, easily visible from any point along Delaware Avenue near the Nature Center of Cape May. Immediately following the SAR demonstration will be the “Paddle for a Purpose Kayak Regatta,” sponsored by Aqua Trails Kayak Tours. This two-hour noncompetitive tour of Cape May Harbor and the surrounding marsh benefits the Nature Center of Cape May’s Good Neighbor Fund for Coast Guard families. The Good Neigh-

bor Fund was established to provide free tuition for summer nature classes to children from the Coast Guard base. Ocean activist Margo Pellegrino, who has paddled most of the coastline of the continental United States in the past four years, will once again serve as the regatta’s Grand Marshall. Pellegrino will speak to the Harbor Fest audience before the launch of the regatta. The registration fee with rental kayak is

$40 for a single kayak and $70 for a double. The fee is $20 each if you bring your own kayak, and includes a T-shirt, water bottle and refreshments. Participants are asked to check in by 12:30. Any group that would like to make participate can call the Nature Center to make arrangements. Other nautical adventures during Harbor Fest include water taxi transportation aboard the Skimmer, a 40-foot, flat-bottomed boat that will ferry festival-goers between the Nature Center, the Lobster House and the Harbor View Restaurant. Also, Jason Kleinschmidt and his Cape May Lady charter fishing boat will treat young fishermen to fishing forays in the harbor, all equipment provided. All of these adventures and more await visitors to Harbor Fest, which will take place between 10am and 5pm, Saturday, June 18, along the banks of Cape May Harbor on Delaware Avenue and at the Nature Center of Cape May. For more details, contact the Cape May Chamber of Commerce at 884-5508, or visit the Harbor Fest website at


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Vampire City

Winged invaders terrorize Cape May in a chilling new installment of Terry O’Brien’s short story. Chapter 2: The Morning After


orning came early, as mornings do, and Brendan Quinn, BQ to all who knew him, wanted nothing to do with it. He hated mornings, was never very good at them, and especially hated mornings like this one: dark. But mostly he hated mornings because they meant one thing to him. Pain. He opened his eyes, the lids full of cobwebby resistance, and immediately noticed the hot ache running through his right shoulder blade and up into his neck. The pain was the first thing he noticed every time he woke up. Usually it rose up from his feet, hummed through his knees and centered nicely in his hips until he got up and rode his bike to Wawa for a coffee. It was the physical toll paid for years spent hefting heavy trays full of food and drink to waiting customers. This upper body pain was really something of a pleasant change. He’d gotten pretty good over the years at training himself, willing himself back to sleep

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Vampire City ? From Page 74 when he woke too early, but he knew the sizzle in his neck would prevent that today, so gingerly he rolled to his side and eyed the alarm clock, which glowed back an angry 5:55am. Now his whole day was screwed. He would never recover from being up so early and knew he’d be dragging ass by 7 o’clock, or about a third of the way through his shift at the restaurant. He was also muddy in a hungover way, though he could recall ingesting no intoxicants the night before. His eyes were heavy and thick, his brain a clouded mess, his throat raw and sore. He blinked slowly and rolled to his left and the beautiful-auburn haired girl lying there. Girl? What girl? Breaking glass. The mysterious figure running across the street. The figure turning into a beautiful woman, tackling him into the dunes. The explosion, the Beach 4 Theater erupting into flames and smoke. The bats. Bats! He bolted upright and shook her. “Come on, we have to go! We have to run!” Now he remembered, in crystalline detail, the cloud of bats attacking his car and chasing them up Beach Drive, then zig-zagging through town to lose them. “Move!” he said. He swung his legs off the bed, knees cracking, and scrambled for his clothes on the floor at his feet. “Easy,” the girl, Hannah, said and put a hand on his shoulder. At her touch he went rigid. Then he also remembered falling deeply in love with her as they criss-crossed Cape May. And while he really loved the show “How I Met Your Mother,” if he married this girl it would be the all-time champ of meeting stories; in an aging Camry, surrounded by swarming bats. “It’s okay, we’re okay,” she said and scratched at his shoulder with her fingernails. BQ’s entire body went flush.

She withdrew her hand. “I don’t remember coming here to my apartment,” he said, shoulders slouching. She smiled and his heart melted. “You were pretty out of it by then.” He thought for a moment. They had driven a circuitous route around Cape May for a half hour or so, hoping to baffle any following bats, before going to his Corgie Street apartment. Corgie Street was as out-of-theway as it got in the small hamlet of Cape May. The apartment was a spartan second-floor walk-up he’d been living in for four years now. It looked as if a single 31-year-old man occupied it but did not spend many hours there; the paneled walls were bare of art but bore a collection of cult movie and pop culture posters – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Shaun of the Dead, Goonies, etc. The coffee table was stacked neatly with Entertainment Weeklys. The kitchen, which was part of the living room, was small but tidy, however the recycling and trash bins were full of take-out boxes of Chinese and empty seltzer bottles. The bedroom they sat in now was the largest room in the apartment, with high windows and a state-of-the-art entertainment center. But the best part about the bedroom, as BQ figured it, was the glowing auburn-haired beauty occupying it with him. “I remember,” he said. “I crashed pretty hard.” “Yeah, well, most people aren’t used to running for their lives from a swarm of bats, so I don’t hold it against you.” She yawned and tousled her hair. “Thanks for letting me stay here.” BQ shrugged. “No problem. I’m always running women in and out of here. I’m a regular Charlie Sheen.” She laughed. “Really?” “No.” In truth, it had been a long time, quite a long time, since his bedroom had known the company of a lady, the scent of a woman. BQ grew depressed.

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Vampire City ? From Page 74 “Well either way,” she said, “it’s appreciated.” She sat up and stretched her toned arms over her head and worked her neck round. BQ was glad to know he wasn’t the only one feeling it today. While she stretched he looked at her in the dim light of early morning. Her hair seemed more red than auburn in the gloom, almost alight. Her face was all sharp angles yet somehow warm and inviting. Her sinewy body rippled under the grey tank top she wore. He scanned her from the waist up, lingering over her womanness. When he got to her face she was returning his gaze. He flushed and turned away. “Sorry.” “It’s okay; I’m a half-naked woman in your bed. I’d be surprised if you didn’t take a gander.” “That’s nice of you, but I’m… I’m not really like that. You’re just…” Beautiful? Otherworldy? Perfect? “… not like the women I usually have in here. Not that I’m… I mean, not that I’m NOT, but… I mean I’ve had my share of… good grief. I am so awkward.” She laughed again and it filled the room and BQ’s heart. “Relax, cowboy.” “I’ll try.”

“While she stretched he looked at her in the dim light of early morning. Her hair seemed more red than auburn in the gloom, almost alight. Her face was all sharp angles yet somehow warm and inviting. Her sinewy body rippled under the grey tank top she wore.” In silence they dressed. BQ pulled jeans and a T-shirt over his boxers and skinny torso and pulled on his Nike running shoes. Hannah shrugged on the black pullover and leggings she’d been wearing. She caught him, again, admiring her form as she did so, but was kind enough not to mention it. She gathered her white robe and stuffed it into her pack, which looked part-backpack/part duffel bag. The pack had appeared out of nowhere once they’d reached the apartment. Inside it BQ saw a flash of extra clothing, some communication devices, perhaps a GPS, and what looked like a set of railroad spikes. He suspected they had something to do with feminine hygiene, which was now, and forever would remain, dark magic to him. Dressed, they moved into the kitchen and living room, where Hannah plopped down on a comfy chair and put her black hiking boots on. Very dim grey light spilled lazily through the shades. It looked like a cloudy, possibly

stormy morning, though it was difficult to tell through the closed drapes. “Coffee?” BQ asked. “Sure,” she answered. “French roast? Italian blend? Morning melange?” “You’re quite the connoisseur.” “Not really, I got this Keurig machine from the trash heap at the restaurant. Technically, I think I stole it.” “You bad boy, you.” “Yeah, well, anyway, you just pop in the cup, press the button, 30 seconds later you got a perfect cup of coffee. I get the little K-cups at Acme. It’s really changed my life.” “I can understand that. I’ll have a French roast, please. Black” A minute later, they each had a steaming cup of coffee, hers dark, his loaded with cream and sugar. She sipped. “Mmm… this is nice.” “Thanks, I slaved over it,” he quipped and hoped she didn’t notice he’d burnt his lip and was squinting back tears. She did, but was again kind enough not to comment. “It’s not like the coffee I used to drink back home, but it’ll certainly do.” “Where’s home?” She pondered his question for a long

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Vampire City ? From Page 76 moment before saying flatly, “Europe.” “Ah,” he said with understanding. “I went to Germany once to… to see a girl. It didn’t work out, but you’re right; the coffee was excellent. The best cup of coffee I’ve ever had in America is a hundred times worse than the worst cup of coffee I had in Germany.” She laughed at this and his spirit soared. “Anywhere particular in Europe, or did you just roam the countryside exterminating bats?” She smiled and BQ saw a note of sadness in it. “It’s… complicated. You have a while?” For you? All the time in the world, all you want, all I have, is what he thought. What he said was, “I guess.” She sipped again. “You’re not far off. I grew up in a sort of travelling circus. My… parents owned it, we travelled from town to town, set up our tents for a day, a week, a month, and moved on.” BQ was agape. “That sounds… awesome!” She shrugged. “Awesome is a strong word. It was interesting. We were never in one place for too long, which was tough for a young girl, but I got to see much of the continent.” BQ saw the sadness again. “Some places I’d like to forget.” BQ knew better than to pry. “So what do you do now? I assume some kind of pest extermination what with the angry swarm of bats and all.” She took a slow sip. “Something like that.” BQ lowered his cup as he leaned against the sink. “Well, now I’m all curious.” “It’s… it’s difficult to explain, and not something you need to trouble yourself with. As soon as I can get myself together I’ll get out of your hair,” she smiled wanly at him. “I won’t darken your door again.” BQ was crestfallen. “Well, you don’t have to go right now… I don’t have to be to work until four. You can hang here for a

while if you want. If you want.” She smiled warmly and emptied her cup with a big swallow. “That’s nice of you, but I need to keep moving.” Taking her cue he dumped his cup into the sink. “Okay.” He made himself busy washing the cup in the sink as Hannah rose and gathered her things. He scrubbed the mug with some dishwashing liquid and a little brush, his disappointment almost palpable. She was not dumb and so picked up on his fallen mood. She set her bag on the couch and approached the sink. “Don’t forget mine,” she said and nudged his shoulder with the mug. “Right,” he said and took it without turning. She felt bad. He’d helped save her from the angry clan of bats, had opened his home to her, gave her a passably decent cup of coffee, and now she was leaving him in the dark, confused. But she knew it was best this way, to keep him as uninformed as possible. The more he knew, the less he’d understand. “I really appreciate your help,” she said, trying to cajole him back to a good mood. “You really saved my bacon.” They both knew that, aside from providing a vehicle, it had been Hannah that had dragged them to safety. But that was neither here nor there. BQ had played a significant role in them both still being alive, and for that she was thankful. BQ flipped off the sink and dried his hands with a paper towel. “So… anything else?” Hannah chewed on the inside of her lip. She scanned the kitchen and eyed a halfopen cupboard and the brown cardboard box inside it. “Are those cocoa puff?” BQ looked up at the cupboard. “Cocoa Krispies, actually.’ “You don’t even want to know how long it’s been since I’ve had a bowl of sugar-filled, processed breakfast cereal.” BQ smiled. “I take mine with

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

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Vampire City ? From Page 78 a couple of slices of peanut butter toast.” “My God,” she moaned and touched his shoulder, “that sounds amazing.” He grabbed a loaf of Wonderbread from the small breadbox. “Then allow me.” “Wonderbread,” she said. “My goodness, you sure know how to treat a lady.” They both laughed. Hannah went back to the chair and BQ put the bread in the toaster and grabbed two bowls from the cabinet. Five minutes later they sat, slurping their cereal, crunching their toast. It really had been ages since Hannah had sat down for breakfast. And it really had been ages since BQ had had company for breakfast. All in all they felt pretty good. It wouldn’t last. “That was delicious,” Hannah said, plopped back on the chair and rubbed her belly. “All finished then?” he said and grabbed their bowls and paper towels holding the last bits of their toast. “All finished.” He deposited the bowls in the sink, but went to the window with the toast scraps. She asked, “What are you doing?” He shrugged. “I like to feed the birds. I have a little window box. A family of robins moved in last year. They also seem to really

“BQ ran for the bedroom, but over his shoulder he saw Hannah grab her pack from the couch. Behind her he saw two shadows. No, not shadows. Animals. With wings. Then they were men. Two large men.” like peanut butter toast.” She smiled. “Good taste is universal.“ Together they went to the window and opened it. BQ was hoping for an ‘aw shucks’ moment, where his feeding of the robins and their babies would melt her heart and convince her to stay for, say, seven more years. Instead, the sight that greeted them was a bit more morbid. Inside the window-length flower box was indeed a family of robins, but they were eviscerated, torn to bits. Pieces of beak and feather covered the dirt and tulips. “What the hell?” BQ asked. Hannah squeezed his shoulder. “Looks like a hungry cat got in there.” “On the second floor?” he leaned out the window and examined the box. That’s when a thought occurred to Hannah, a terrible thought. BQ said, “Jesus Christ…” Hannah leaned out the window with him and her blood ran cold. Sitting there, in the dark corner of the

box, were two red-eyed bats, gnawing on the carcasses of the two adult robins. Noticing them, they looked up with a guttural hiss. “Chweeee!” “MOVE!” Hannah cried and pulled BQ out of the window. Too late. As they hit the floor the window crashed open and shattered, bits of wood and glass rained down upon them. “GO!” she yelled and yanked BQ to his feet and across the living room, back toward the bedroom door. BQ ran for the bedroom, but over his shoulder he saw Hannah grab her pack from the couch. Behind her he saw two shadows. No, animals. Wings. Then they were men. Two large men. “DON’T LOOK!” she cried and pushed him into the bedroom, locking the door behind them. “What…” Behind the door the living room was now all crashing noise and waiting violence. Hannah unstrapped her bag and grabbed two of the spikes. “Behind me,” she whispered forcefully. BQ did not hesitate. “This is going to get ugly.” The banging began, then the door splintered and flew open. And it got ugly.

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Image: Finnish Girl. Tempera. © 2011 James L. Widerman.

Cape May County Art League A Really Big Show! Second Sundays Gallery Walk on June 12th Join us Sunday, June 12th, 1 to 5 pm for an Open House for the Second Sundays Gallery Walk. Another great chance to see the Big Show! 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 through June 27th. 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.


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Denise Sandora, Kathy Wilkinson

Mark and Janet Marietta

Maryann and Curt Pierson

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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Teresa Henry

Joe Campopiano, Mike Beck

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

Do you know these girls? You should! Slipcovered pretties!



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Mary Beth Beck, Kathy Doherty

the Doggie Nanny Forget to tell your pets they are staying home? Better call The Doggie Nanny! Petsitting for all pets! In Your home!

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Crafts And Curiosities At The Victorian Fair Shop for antiques and enjoy live music at the Emlen Physick Estate this Sunday


f you’re looking for a taste of the fabled Victorian bazaars of old, be sure to visit the 40th annual Victorian Fair this Sunday, June 11. Held on the shaded grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, this yearly open-air fair provides entertainment for all ages. There will be craft and antiques vendors, live music, children’s activities, games, refreshments and more for your amusement. Did we mention that admission is free? Perhaps the biggest draw at the fair is the multitude of vendors on hand, presenting a wide range of antiques and collectibles. The MAC’s popular “white elephant” table will offer books, trinkets and decorations. Other vendors include Nostalgic Designs’ ladies shawls and purses, KG Bees’ honey, glazes and beeswax candles, Deja Jewels’ antique trains, sheet music and Victorian jewelry, Shift Sand Sea Glass’ jewelry and Delectable Collectibles’ vintage jewelry, glassware, antiques and prints. Guests can also enjoy tours of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum beginning at 11:15am. Walk through the Physick Estate

and learn the social customs of the Victorian era – from where to leave your calling card to where the servants slept. The theme for 2011 is “Victorian Health and Fitness,” so be prepared to learn what sporting types were up to more than 100 years ago. Prepare to brouse and carouse this Saturday – the fair runs from 10am to 4pm.

The Victorian Fair is sponsored by the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit

Dr. Arlene Hughes Gorny Optometric Physician

Large selection of authentic vintage frames 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 NJ#5336

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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: princesses. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, Across 3. When you address a princess in England, you’d better make sure to precede her name with these three words. 8. In this story and film, Princess Ariel forsakes her fins for a chance to explore dry land – and runs into a handsome prince. 11 . This princess of Agrabah keeps a pet tiger, wears harem pants, and is definitely “not a prize to be won.” 12 . The mother of Princes Will and Harry, she is still probably the most famous princess in the world. 14 . Luke Skywalker’s sister, she was in line to rule Alderaan and wore a hairdo that never really caught on. 18 . This porcelain-skinned beauty will think twice the next time a stranger offers her fruit. 20 . At this popular medieval sporting event, a princess might give a token to her chosen knight before the charge. 21 . Sure, she was the evil witch who cursed Princess Aurora, but she sure had a flair for headgear.

Who wouldn’t want to rule Genovia?... 4 Down.

22 . This company has produced all the best celluloid princesses in recent memory – you can even meet them if you happen to be Florida or California. 23 . If you’re a fan of the Nintendo game, you’ll know that elf in the green tunic is constantly saving Princess _____. 24 . This American actress became Princess of Monaco in 1956 – but before that, she used to summer in Ocean City. Down 1 . In many Russian and Italian fairy tales, a princess kisses one of these amphibians and it turns into a prince. 2 . Another member of Nintendo royalty, this pink-clad character is continuously kidnapped by that pesky King Koopa. 4 . This actress (and frequent visitor to Cape May) played gawky Mia Thermapolis in The Princess Diaries. 5 . This is the name for the tall, conical hat sported by many princesses in the Middle Ages. Check page 12 for a hint.

6. The daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, legend has it she survived the Romanov execution. She didn’t. 7 . Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter, she has considerable equestrian talents. 8 . Daintier than a crown, all self-respecting princesses have at least one of these sparkly toppers. 9 . A princess with a shoe fetish. 10. In this movie, one of Heath Ledger’s lesser films, Shannyn Sossamon plays the princess. 13. A princess might use this to hold up the back of her full skirt. 15 . This princess lived in a tower and spent a lot of time on haircare. 16 . This Irish princess fell in love with an Englishman named Tristan - too bad she was already married. 17 . This stone is often shaped in a Princess cut. 19 . This word describes the production and study of coats of arms.

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Daniel Ciesla, Chelsea Alles

Bill and Linda Tonkinson

Kevin Weber, Crista Melchiorre

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

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COOL CAPE MAY 2011 is here... come and get it!

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All the Great


Places to D

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Only $15 The Exit Zero Store 109 Sunset Boulevard Call (609) 770-8479 or order online at:

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The 3rd Annual LRO They Will Surf Again Pre-Event Party

Steve and Loretta Saile, Stephanie and Al DeLuca, Jim Flannagan

Dogtooth Bar & Grill 100 East Taylor Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260 Friday, June 17 from 7-9pm Light appetizers, live music, and drink specials


Starts promptly at 9am on Saturday, June 18th at Rambler Road in Wildwood Crest. Plan to be EARLY!!! Save waiting in line! Sign up in advance at to

Post-Event Party

The McFeeleys and Emily

Cabana’s on the Beach 429 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204 Saturday, June 18 from 8-11pm Raffle items, live music by British Invasion, drink specials. $5.00 cover charge (all surfers and adapted athletes are Free), which will be donated directly to Life Rolls On.



East Coast Golf Tournament SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 Cape May National Golf Course / 609-884-1563

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“Get Trolleyed For A Reason” raises money for prostate cancer awareness PHOTOGRAPH BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

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 •

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Activity Of The Week


A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Smile For The Camera

ime flies. A few years ago, I took my daughters to have their portraits taken on the beach by a professional photographer – M.P. Myers of Cape May. It was simple – I braided their hair, dressed them in white dresses and took them to the beach around sunset. Mary Pat set them at ease, encouraged them to walk, talk to each other and chase waves. The result was a lovely mix of poses – thoughtful smiles, outright giggles, and a shot of them walking, hand in hand, away from the camera. Somehow, this woman who had met them only an hour before had captured the relationship between two sisters who love the beach. Everyone loved the Christmas cards that year! It’s hard to say what made the photographs so beautiful. After all, they say a good photo is like a good joke – if you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good. I planned to do it again in a year or two, but somehow, six years have gone by, and now, those two “little” girls stand taller than the photographer. No more braids – a trip to Shear Sunsations was essential. The dresses were vetoed in

favor of T-shirts and jeans, and somehow the family dog was invited. The results are just as delightful. Professional photography may be a luxury, but it is also a treasure. Those moments you want to grab on to and hold with both hands are recalled in portraits. Because the beach is where so many family

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

memories are made, beach shots can be even more meaningful. Large families can be accommodated, as well as individuals, smaller groups or pairs. Beach sessions require a reservation, and the photographer will advise you on clothing. Be sure to ask if your pet will be welcome. Arrangements can usually be made to use the studio as a backup if the weather doesn’t cooperate. A few days after the session, you will visit the studio to make your selections – the photographers are aware that many clients are only in town for a few days. If our experience is any indication, the biggest problem is narrowing down the options. M.P. Myers can be reached at (609) 8846354, and other Cape May photographers also provide beach photography. Exit Zero’s own Aleksey Moryakov can be reached at (609) 408-0415 or through the Exit Zero website. So go and get your picture taken. Don’t wait until you lose ten pounds or until those braces come off. Time flies, and remember, you will never look younger than you do today! Next week: Harbor Fest

This could be your view... Kayak tours daily at 11:00 am (until late June) for 2-3 hours

New Stand up Paddleboards are in and ready to rent

and we do days, too.

East Coast Parasail, Jet Ski & Waverunner 1121 Route 109 @ Utsch’s Marina, Cape May (609) 898-8359 •

Aq ua T rails 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

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Own a genuine Royal tiara! Thanks to the global recession, we have sourced hundreds of vacant European Princess titles, and the tiaras and crowns that go with them!

P rices start at just $50 for “P rincess of Bognor Regis”, thru $100 for “D uchess of Paisley” and are around $500 a piece for the likes of “P rincess of F rance” and “P rincess Queen O f E ngland ”. Shop now while stocks last!

Call (609) 770-8479 and get an added 20 per cent off with the phrase: “I SHALL go to the ball!”

Congratulations to Kyle Mumford and Jessica Westerland on their engagement. The couple will be married on Poverty Beach this September.

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Mayor Edward J. Mahaney, Dennis Spilker

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“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” - William Arthur Ward


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 Bonnie Crosby, Brian VandeVaarst, Mary VandeVaarst

(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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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.

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Cape May Day Spa 607 Jefferson Street Cape May (609) 898-1003

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

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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.

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Millenium ADMINISTRATORS (866) MHG-2489

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

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.

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Sea Spa 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-6543

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 & Saturday from 9:30am-6pm Sunday 9:30am-3pm

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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.

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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.

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What’s more relaxing than yoga? Yoga on the beach, of course, or yoga in a pool. Contact Yoga Cape

See Schedule in ad or all for an appointment.

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May and get an appointment for a whole new experience in serenity. (609) 827-8886

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The Spiritual Healers of Cape May Tap into the depths of your soul. Know the meaning and possibilities of your life with a Tarot Card Reading. Connect your mind, body and soul. Feel the peace and be stress-free with a Reiki session and holistic herbs. Come to see us or we can come to you. Call for an appointment.


201-7046776 for Tarot | 973-477-5677 for Reiki

Al and Bonnie Crosby, Brian, Mary and John VandeVaarst, Addison and Elliott Crosby, Jerry Inderwies (Chief)

YOGA ON THE BEACH Cape May Point State Park (Lighthouse) 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 at 609.827.8886

Lower Township Recreation Dept. STARTING TUESDAY, JULY 5th! AQUA YOGA Tuesdays, 5:30pm. ONLY $5! Lwr. Township Pool at Windslow Ave. & Rosehill Parkway, N. Cape May 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 • 609.827.8886

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

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Cribs - Strollers Concierge Service

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Get one as a gift and one for yourself!

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Blow Dry • Sets • Cuts • Color Foils Low Lites • Perms • Manicures • Pedicures (609) 884-3011 • 1400 Texas Ave., Cape May TUESDAY-SATURDAY 9-5 • THURSDAY 9-8


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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


Roxy is a pure-bred Old English Bulldog. She’s a very sweet dog, but gets a little anxious sometimes. If you spend a little time with her she’ll warm right up and will become your best friend. She’s very active and loves to swim. She wouldn’t be the best fit for small kids, but bigger kids are just fine, and while she’s not good with cats, she loves other dogs. Roxy will need a little training with a leash. Adoption fee is $95.


Trixie is a very pretty, young 11-month-old girl who was surrendered to us because the owner’s landlord said they couldn’t have a pet. Trixie does well with dogs and kids. She’s housebroken and doesn’t chew. She also knows some basic commands and we feel with more training she will make a perfect pet. All that’s needed now is for Trixie to have a home to call her own. Adoption fee is $95.


Mitchell is a handsome one-yearold boy waiting for the perfect home. He did well on his temperment test, allowing himself to be manipulated by the handler. He came from a home with kids and does well with them but he can play a little rough. Otherwise he is a good dog who just needs some training. If you think Mitchell may be a fit for your lifestyle, stop in and meet him today. Adoption fee is $95.

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Tue- 7pm Thu-7:30pm Sat 7:30am Powerful, varied, functional training with Level 1 trainers Kathleen Familetti, Susan Fithian, Jean West, Joan Green, Joanne Paskar, Bob Familetti

boot camp

Unlimited sessions $49 (over 50 session/month)

The friendly, feelgood gym!

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

SEE U S ON FACEB OOK! Peg Moore, Denise Campbell, Bill Conway

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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


Amore came to the shelter with her sisters Petunia and Villia. Their owner got really sick and couldn’t take care of them anymore. Amore is adjusting well to life in the shelter, but would really love to go to a new home. She’s full of love and even “sings” now and then. Meet her and see if she’s the right fit for you! Adoption fee is $8.


Slate first arrived at the shelter a little on the rough side, since he was basically a feral cat. He has now reached a point where he enjoys affection and will even snuggle with you once he gets to know you. He’s just going to need someone who will offer Slate the space he needs to fully come out of his shell. Adoption fee is $35.


Domino is waiting here at the shelter to find the right person to take him home. He’s a bigger fella, but don’t let that put you off – he’s the sweetest cat you will ever meet. You would be hard pressed to see him when he’s not purring. If you think you might be the right person for him, stop by the shelter today! Adoption fee is $70.

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Above: Aaron Kominos-Smith and Nick Cobb have been seen on Comedy Central, MTV, and NBCs “Last Comic Standing.” They’re bringing their personal brand of comedy to Cape May Stage on June 13. Below: Barbara Bates Smith returns in the Appalachian story, “Ivy Rowe” on June 27. (that’s the denim). Denim and Diamonds promises to be an elegant and joyous event with great food and music, and unbelievable prizes in our live and silent auction. Cape May Stage is famous for throwing the greatest parties in town and this one just may be the best ever. Tickets are $100 for an unforgettable evening. Finally, the night after the gala is the return of Barbara Bates Smith performing in Ivy Rowe, the story of one Appalachian woman who represents the spirit of American ingenuity. Call 884-1341 or go online to for tickets. Save 15% by subscribing so you can say “Goodnight Gracie” and enjoy the rest of the season at a great savings.

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Bird Droppings

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


y the time you read these words it will be all but over. Spring I mean. All the birds that needed to get north have gotten there. The odd sandpiper or second year male American Redstart that straggles into Cape May in mid-June is the caboose on a long train whose engine pulled into the Cape May station way back in February. Count ‘em. February, March, April, May, early June. That’s spring in these parts. Never mind the calendar. But don’t despair. Just because you missed another spectacular spring migration doesn’t mean that there are not lots of birds to see. Fact is Cape May has a wealth of breeding birds. Big and small, colorful and vocal, too. Orioles, buntings, herons, egrets, eagles, rails, gulls and terns… If you want to get up close and personal with the birds that call Cape May their summer home, team up with the Cape May Bird Observatory’s core of ace field trip leaders. What can you expect to see? Depends

on where you go. If you head out on the Monday morning field trips to the South Cape May Meadows (just off Sunset Boulevard) you are assured of seeing birds like Piping Plover (an endangered species), Least Tern (another endangered species) plus Snowy Egret, Great Egret and maybe even a Least Bittern or Bald Eagle.

Least Bittern are herons about the size of a coffee mug that breed in the meadows. Bald Eagles, who spend much of their lives relieving Osprey of their fish, have a nest south of the Cape May Canal. If you go to say, Higbee Beach, you stand a very good chance of running into Blue Grosbeak and Indigo Bunting and Yellow-breasted Chat. Indigo Buntings look like sapphires on wings. Blue Grosbeaks looks like sapphires on wings with ruby chevrons running across the shoulder. Yellow-breasted Chat? Well, it kind of looks like a tanager but it’s classed as a warbler and it makes about the most amazing array of sounds you are likely to hear. About two hundred years ago people called it “The Raucous Polyglot” – an apt name for a really bizarre bird. There are back bay boat trips sponsored by the CMBO that take patrons within intimate reach of really cool marsh birds. Rails, Black Skimmers, Night-Herons and,

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 105 of course, lots of terns. The salt marshes are alive with herons and egrets. One hundred years ago, the birds were rare in New Jersey. Now, after a century of conservation, the birds are once again common. It’s funny, really, but when people think of wildlife they think of places like Florida and Alaska. The truth is that New Jersey’s wildlife riches are equal to any place. We have natural spectacles here that other celebrated states only dream of offering visitors. Great concentrations of migrating shorebirds, Purple Martins, songbirds and birds of prey. No, of course not now. It’s summer. The birds have spread out. Apportioned themselves across the northern hemisphere. Taken advantage of seasonal warmth and a super abundance of food. Okay, I guess you can find a pretty good concentration of Laughing Gulls breeding locally. In fact, the largest concentration of breeding Laughing Gulls in the world is found in the marshes behind Stone Harbor. This is just one of the spectacles you’ll see on one of our CMBO-sponsored birding by boat trips.

Look for a Least Bittern in the meadows. Come June, the first southbound birds enter Cape May airspace and the focus of the CMBO’s walks shifts. Want to experience yourself what I’m writing about? A CMBO field trip is in your future. Just stop by the Cape May Bird Observatory and ask any of the staff or volunteers and they’ll be glad to show you what’s on our schedule. Then 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, is open every day from 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, 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 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. Pete uses his talents and energy to make the natural world real for others. Author of several books on and about nature (available at the CMBO) he weaves information, insight and even fantasy into a net that captures minds and hearts. He has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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String Fling

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The Dating Column


Stella Dixon’s take on romance on old Cape Island

am a person who is always afraid of missing out, so I’ll say yes to just about anything. I once drove to Quitman, Georgia for the weekend just because a friend of mine said that the boiled peanuts are delicious there. And I don’t even like peanuts. At least now I can say that I’ve seen Quitman, Georgia. Trust me when I tell you, it’s not a thrilling place. Eating boiled peanuts (or “goober peas,” as the locals call them) is just about the only thing to do there. But if I hadn’t gone, I’d always worry that I missed out on something special. I’m the same way when it comes to dating – always afraid of missing out. This is why, when a friend or a coworker or even a total stranger offers to set me up, I can’t say no. No matter how many terrible blind dates I’ve been on, I just won’t learn my lesson. I manage to convince myself that the next date could be THE date – the one with the man who is masculine but not macho, assertive but not aggressive, protective but not possessive, simple but not simple-minded. I’ve had no luck finding this guy on a blind

date, which is surprising when you consider just how many blind dates I go on. This week alone, three people said they know someone who is “just right” for me. One of these people even went so far as to approach me at a wake, while we waited to pay our respects at the casket. If there is anything more depressing than a bad blind date, that would be finding out what other people think I’d find appealing. My friend Kate said that I need a rugged man. A

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The Movie Column

Tom Sims, Director of the Cape May Film Festival, reviews "Incendies."


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5/27: Zoo On Wheels Visits The Preschool At Cape May Elementary

PHOTOGRAPH BY Aleksey Moyakov... 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 Dagmer Chew, Broker/Owner

15 BROADWAY #13, CAPE MAY Come and take a look at this pristine 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit at the Driftwood condominiums located half a block to the beach. You’ll enjoy top of the line appliances, granite countertops, and tasteful seaside décor. Outside enjoy the spacious rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. This unit comes with rental history and already has many weeks rented for the 2011 season. $349,000

6 CORMORANT WAY, NORTH CAPE MAY You don’t want to miss this wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home located in the beautifully well kept subdivision of Mickels Run. The living room features high ceilings and opens to a spacious eat-in kitchen with pantry. This home sits on a large lot and includes a deck along the rear of the house, and a lovely front porch. Also included are 2 sheds and attic storage. Make your appointment today! $245,000

1 BEVERLY ROAD, TOWNBANK Magnificent is the only word to describe this home. Everything in this home is top of the line quality and construction with an emphasis on the “green” aspect of building. This home offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths with plenty of room for entertaining and plenty of bay views to watch the gorgeous sunsets. You don’t want to miss this one! $1,199,000

2702 WEAVER AVENUE, VILLAS This well manicured 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is move-in ready. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac this home includes a rear deck and a nice size yard for the kids to play. Inside you’ll find an open living room with wood burning stove, a big kitchen with large dining area, and a master bedroom with large closet and private bath. Call today to make your appointment. $179,500

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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

1310-B Pennsylvania Avenue, Cape May

1152 washington st. cape may


210 Lennox Ave Erma/Cape May

112 Pontaxit Avenue North Cape May

Charming corner quad with 2 bdrms, 1 bath. Recently renovated kitchen, tile floors, fireplace, screened in porch and maintenance free front deck with trek flooring. Nicely landscaped yard, outside shower and storage shed. This is a quad that you should not miss seeing. Listed by Marguerite Vogel. Just reduced to $318,000

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.

You will enjoy privacy in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home which sits on over an acre corner wooded lot. This home has been freshly painted and new carpeting has been installed. This property also features a very large, 2 story detached garage with workshop. This one won’t last long, make your appointment today! $209,000

Set in a quiet neighborhood, this 3 bedroom, 2 baths home is ready for you to move right in. And with all the storage space this home has you can unpack at a slow pace and enjoy the wood fireplace or back deck. It has a formal living room, sunken family room with skylights, a large country kitchen and master bedroom all on the first floor. The second floor houses 2 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a two car detached garage all on a large corner lot. $390,000

If you have designer tastes, then this rancher is the one for you! This home is picture perfect with three bedrooms, two full baths and a 20' x 30' great room. The kitchen has Corian counter tops, custom cabinetry and wood flooring. There is natural gas heat, central air and a gas fireplace. The private back yard offers roaming room and a rear deck. With double attics there is plenty of storage. The best feauture is that this hosue is fully remodeled and ready for you! $249,900.

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

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

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

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

818 Washington St. Cape May

715 Lighthouse Ave. Cape May Point

209 Delaware Ave. Del Haven

5 Pond Creek Lane West Cape May

54 Heron Way North Cape May

This classic Victorian features 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and two half baths, center hall design with formal living room & dining room, covered front porch and screened porch, off street parking. $949,000.

Tasteful and beautiful contemporary 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with screened porch to enjoy more species of birds ever seen in one setting. Walk to Lake Lily, the Cape May Bird Observatory and the Lighthouse . The privacy and tranquility of the garden is only accentuated by the fact that this home is surrounded on three sides by preserved land and an "award winning" garden. $697,000.

OPEN HOUSE. Sunday June 5 • 11-1pm

Impeccably maintained and tastefully appointed custom 4BR/3.5BA home abundant with luxury upgrades inside and out! Situated on over 3 acres with expansive views of meticulously maintained gardens and natural landscape, this home offers the perfect platform for accommodating and entertaining family and friends. The Seller's investment in solar panels will allow the new owner to reap the benefits of green energy and off-set the costs of the home's utility bills. $945,000

Gracious Living Between the Bay and the Sea, welcome to this beautiful Bay Gardens single "Brandywine" 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. Amenities include private yard, back deck,laminate flooring & SS Appliances. $267,900

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

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

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

Wilsey Realty 501 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-1007

Charming beach house with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, and a garage located in the dunes, beach front on the Delaware Bay. Sit on your large raised deck and enjoy sunsets nightly. $399,000

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

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

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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300 isting

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129 Race Track Drive, Townbank Renovated 4 BR/1 BA cottage within close proximity to The Delaware Bay on a mature tree-lined street! $234,900

80 Millman Lane, Villas Custom built 3 BR/2.5 BA single family home with attached 2 car garage, detached guest cottage and detached, oversized garage on the bay! $1,275,000

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Dedication... Excellence... Professionalism

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

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

416 Portsmouth Road, Tranquility Park Spectacular views, and plenty of space for family and friends. 4 BR, 3 BA, oversized LR w/wood burning f/p, DR, family room, large rear deck, as well as a screened in rear porch. Close to beaches, shopping and fine restaurants. $875,000.


Three story Townhomes offers 3 BR 4.5 BA, and elevator. Gourmet kitchens, living areas, dining room, expansive deck. 2-car attached garages, cathedral ceilings, multi-zoned heat & a/c. Unit 4 $1,395,000.00 Unit 5 $1,895,000.

CONDO IN THE HEART OF TOWN 735 Washington Street, “Cambridge Suite” Unit 4, Cape May This 3 BR, 2.5 BA unit just had a make-over!! Freshly repainted, new tile floor in the eat-in kitchen, FL room, h/w floors, basement storage, central air, off street parking for 2 cars. $439,000.

300 Moore, West Cape May 4 Week Minimum Call for Details

304 Cambridge Avenue, Cape May Point 4 Bd, 2 Ba, close to beach. Sleeps 8. Week of July 9 reduced rate of $3000.

1007 New Jersey Ave. - 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Large cedar deck (to be stained) private rear yard. $3200/weekly.

215 Second Avenue, West Cape May 4 Bd, 3 Ba, pet friendly. Sleeps 10. Weeks of July 2 and 9 reduced rate of $2900 per week.

Wilsey Realty 501 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-1007 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!) 1001 Lafayette St., Cape May - seasonal rental! 3 BR apt. call or visit our office for more information. Available immediately!

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


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

RANCHER ON PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC 8 Newport Drive, Tranquility Park Well maintained home offers 3 BR, 2 BA, living room, dining area w/canal view, eat-in kitchen, den w/gas f/p, Florida room, ceiling fans and skylights throughout. $359,000.

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.

PERFECT LOCATION 500 West Perry Street, Cape May

9 BR, 4.5 BA, home overlooking “Wilbraham Park”. Just steps to shops, fine dining and beaches. Off street parking for 3-cars. Excellent rental history. Being sold furnished per inventory. NEW PRICE: $674,900.

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

Homestead Real Estate 846 Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-1888 • 201 Ocean Street, Cape May Retail Space. $3,500 per month. Located in shopping district. 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 504 Broad Street, Cape May 3 bdrms, 2 bath, c/a, BBQ grill, w/d, fenced yard, parking for 3 vehicles, sleeps 8. $1000-$2000/week. 301 Harvard Avenue, Cape May Point 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, c/a, waterfront, outside shower, BBQ grill, w/d, sleeps 8. $3500/week Coldwell Banker Sol Needles, Cape May (609) 884-8428 • 23 East Virginia Avenue, Villas 2 BR, 2 BA with central heat and air. $950 per month + utilities. 3500 Shore Drive, Cape May Beach Neat, clean beach house across the street from bay. Sleeps 6. $1,000 a week.

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

Theresa Senico, Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ (609) 408-4655

15 Broadway Unit #14, Cape May 2011 Season - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, condo sleeps 7. $1500-$2500 per week.

702 Broadway Ave., West Cape May - Beautiful Victorian 2 BR 2 BA. Remodeled w/ luxury amenities. Sleeps 6. $2,000-$2,200/week.

214 Stites Avenue, Cape May Point 2011 Season - 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Single Family home sleeps 6. $1800-$2800 per week.

1205 Beach Ave., Unit 9, Cape May Beachfront spectacular 4 BR/3 BA Cape Plaza townhouse with awesome views! Sleeps 8. $1,800-$3,800/week.

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

Desatnick Real Estate, LLC 324 Carpenter’s Lane, Suite 2C, Cape May 884.1300,

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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: Website: Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, Advertising Manager: Jason Black, Project Manager: Dan Mathers, Assistant Editor Jon Roth, Staff Writer Kate Chadwick, Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Danielle O’Neal, Alex Steiger Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Stephanie Grubb, Amy Wingate, Danner Nipkin 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,

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

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

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