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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, September 15, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 32 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Blowing Some Froth At The Ugly Mug’s Annual Contest

The goal is simple: you have one blow to remove as much froth from the top of your glass as possible. The person with the least-filled glass wins the round. The event raised more than $1,200 for Police Athletic League. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Zeb Taylor. Aleksey Moryakov

THIS WEEK...

Get Some Tail... It’s The Mermaid Issue!

Labor Day Party At The Grand Hotel

Pages 13-17

End Of Summer BBQ In Cape May Point

Labor Day Party On Harbor View’s Dock

Pages 18-22

Pages 52-86


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The Almanac thursdAY September 15 Few showers

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High Temperature: 73 Low Temperature: 59 Chance of Rain: 30% Sunrise: 6:41am Sunset: 7:09pm High Tides: 10:21am, 10:39pm Low Tides: 3:55am, 4:29pm

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High Temperature: 71 Low Temperature: 62 Chance of Rain: 0% Sunrise: 6:43am Sunset: 7:05pm High Tides: 11:32am, 11:54pm Low Tides: 5:00am, 5:50pm

sunDAY September 18 Mostly sunny

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High Temperature: 71 Low Temperature: 62 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:44am Sunset: 7:04pm High Tides: 12:13pm Low Tides: 5:36am, 6:38pm

monDAY September 19 Mostly sunny

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High Temperature: 72 Low Temperature: 64 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:45am Sunset: 7:02pm High Tides: 12:38am, 1:02pm Low Tides: 6:20am, 7:34pm

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

« The Old Fogey............................. Page 87

«Ramblings From The Editors....... Page 13

«Cape May Crossword.....................Page 88

«Food & Drink Guide.................... Page 23

«Activity of the Week......................Page 95

«The Contest Page......................... Page 28

«Health & Beauty Guide................Page 98

«Spouty Offy!...................................Page 41

«Adopt an Animal.........................Page 101

«Customer Service...........................Page 57

«Bird Droppings............................Page 107

«Must Haves....................................Page 59

«The Movie Column....................... Page 115

« The Shopping Guide................... Page 65

«The Dating Column..................... Page 117

«The Answer Lady........................ Page 71

«Homes of the Week......................Page 125

«Chance Meetings........................ Page 77

«About Exit Zero........................... Page 127


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Anastasia, Dasha

Krissy Brahney, Wendy McKnight

Sue and Pat

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LUCKY BONES

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BACKWATER GRILLE

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily from 11:30am

Steel Drum Brunch Sundays 9am-1pm

Coldest Beer in Cape May!

Lunch • Dinner Thin Crust Brick-Oven Pizza

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


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FISH MARKET SPECIALS friday, Sept. 16 tHRU sunday, Sept. 18

Dwight, Scott, Chris

conch chowder

$5.50/pint TAKE-OUT SPECIALS friday, Sept. 16 & saturday, Sept. 17

Appetizer for Two Special 2 Clams Casino, 2 BBQ Clams, 2 Deviled Clams & 2 Oysters Rockefeller

$7.95 Fried or Broiled

Jeff, Leeann, Jason, Nicole, Brigid

flounder, shrimp & crab cake PLATTER

Served with baked potato or French fries & coleslaw.

$11.95

Fisherman’s Wharf, Cape May

609-884-3064 www.thelobsterhouse.com Call Ahead & We’ll Have It Waiting For You! Jesse G., Justin M., Katlyn D., Pat D.


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live entertainment Friday, September 16

Saturday, September 17

Live Live Entertainment Entertainment Tuesday, September 20 Terrible Tuesday w/ Jon K & Mike Dempsey $2 Miller Lites

Wednesday, September 21

Karaoke w/ Jimmy J

$3 Yuengling & Yuengling Lights

Sunday, September 18

live nfl action on bigscreen tvs

35 Cent Wings & 1/2 Price Cheesesteaks

OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM-2AM YEAR ROUND!

(609) 884-3459 426 Washington Street Mall Cape May Now Serving Trits!


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Harbor View

RESTAURANT, BAR & MARINA

954 Ocean Drive, Cape May • (609) 884-5444 • www.harborviewcapemay.com

Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday Enjoy Sushi & Cocktails on the Deck


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT [10pm - 2am]

Team Great White Shark: Kathleen, Tracy, Wendy, Krissy

SEPTEMBER 16 • Eric & Coop SEPTEMBER 17 • 52 Pick Up SEPTEMBER 23 • Simple Minded Budz (Reggae Night) SEPTEMBER 24 • Star 69 SEPTEMBER 30 • Ravioli Shanker

EVERY THURSDAY

[9pm] • “Are You Smarter Than A Bartender” Bar Trivia – It’s You vs. The Bartender! Weekly Prizes.

HAPPY HOUR [3pm - 7pm]

1/2 Price Drafts & Domestic Bottles, Margaritas On The Rocks and House Wine by the Glass Vick, Gina, Greg

$5 FlatBreads During Happy Hour

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

Mike Albrecht, Lauren Bezaire, Dana Bezaire


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9/11: Annual Froth Blowing Competition At The Ugly Mug Modern Contemporary Cuisine Amazing Seafood, Steaks and More Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm Bill Caterini on Friday Night

photographS by Aleksey moryakov

upcoming chef demo Aaron McCargo, Jr.

Friday, September 16th from 7-9pm

From TV Food Networks “Big Daddys House”

Catherine Behrens, Tisha Roussos, Steve The Pirate

Demo - 5 Courses - Meet-n-Greet - Book Signing $75 per person - Reserve Early - Space is Limited!

416 Broadway, West Cape May 6 609-898-1555

Roy, Alan, Bill

Open Mon - Sat. 7am-8pm & Sunday 7am-3pm Check us out on facebook or call 609-884-8030 for our daily specials! The Depot features popular homemade soups, salad selections, house roasted meats and local seafood specials

Talk to us about planning your next catered event! Eat In or Take Out • Catering for Any Event! 409 Elmira Street, Cape May (Next to the Train Station) • 609-884-8030

Yana, Kierstin, Katya


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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, September 15 Cape May Forum: “Guess What’s Coming To Dinner” Enjoy two weekends of lively discussion and a host of food-related events around Cape May. This forum explores topics like organic food, nutrition, and new food-harvesting frontiers in the farming industry. For more on this 10day event, consult our schedule in the back of this publication. Call 770-2626 to register. Friday, September 16 Designer Show House Dinner Package Savor a three-course dinner at a premier restaurant before enjoying a guided evening tour of Cape May’s waterfront designer show house at Osprey Landing. Choose between a dinner at Aleathea’s or the Washington Inn (guests seat at 5:30pm) and then head of to 109 Roseman’s Lane at 7pm to admire the work of local designers and vendors. Dinner and tour tickets are $45 and include tax and gratuity. Call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts at 884-5404. Saturday, September 17 Civil War Weekend At Historic Cold Spring Village The Civil War comes to life this weekend as you wander the camps of the Blue and Gray, learning what it was like to be a soldier during the War of the States. Weapons expert Jack Meyers will present a large display of Civil War-era firearms and Mike Kochan will enlighten guests about 19th-century naval technology. Look for a demonstration of historic cooking techniques, presented in conjunction with Cape May Forum. Battle reenactments take place each day at 2pm. $10 for adults, $8 for children. Event runs from 10am to 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. The village is located on Route 9, just a short drive from the heart of Cape May. For details, call 898-2300. Sunday, September 18 Cape May Stage Presents The Woolgatherer Get a taste of South Philly right here at the shore in this riveting work by playwright William Mastrosimone. The story follows Rose, a shy cashier, and Cliff, a passing trucker who makes her acquaintance over one long afternoon. Despite their mutual fear of commitment, these two lonely souls find they have

Drew Seltzer and Megan McDermott start in ELTC’s Dulcy, opening Wednesday. Gayle Stahlhuth more in common than was first expected. This production has been specially rewritten by the playwright. General admission is $35. For reservations, call Cape May Stage at 884-1341. King Neptune Bachelor Auction At The Rusty Nail The Mermaid Guild of Cape May have organized a buffet of eligible bachelors. The $25 entrance fee gets you a complimentary glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy drinks while a line-up of men strut their stuff and outline the date they’ll provide. Then, let the bidding begin! All proceeds benefit the Foodbank of South Jersey. 5-8pm. For tickets, call 884-3626. Monday, September 19 Cape May Stage Presents Blue Plate Special Tuck in your napkin and settle in for an evening of cabaret presented by Kate Hathaway, including appearances by Roy Steinberg and Marlena Lustik. They’ll regale the audiences with songs like “If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’ve Baked A Cake.” You’ll also hear quotes and quips by gastronomes like Woody Allen. Show starts at 8pm, tickets are $50. To reserve your seat, call Cape May Stage at 884-1341.

Tuesday, September 20 Beer Tasting Dinner Stop by Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May and let America’s beer authority, Gary Monterosso, discuss the careful pairings between beer and food during this four course dinner. You’ll learn how best to match your brews to your meal and leave with a full belly to boot. Begins at 6pm, tickets are $65 per person, gratuity included. There are only 50 seats available. Reserve early by calling 884-5404. Wednesday, September 21 East Lynne Theater Company Presents Dulcy Dulcy thinks she’s throwing the perfect weekend party, but before everything’s over, an innocent man could be sent to jail. Watch things unravel (and come together again) in this play, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winners George Kaufman and Marc Connelly. After this opening night performance there will be an after party at Aleathea’s. Show starts at 8pm, general admission is $30, takes places at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street. Call East Lynne Theater Company at 884-5898.

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


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Casey, Jeff Walden

Pam Shapiro, Ron Yowell, Nina Carlineo,

Meghan, King of the Beach

Tracy, Jenn

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Seaside Cheese Co.

Ocean View FAMILY RESTAURANT

Open Daily Sunday thru Thursday 7am-9:30pm Friday and Saturday 7am-10pm

CAfe Fromage

We now have seating in Cafe Fromage! Sit and enjoy one of our delicious lunch sandwiches. This room is perfect for private tastings, book clubs and more! 600 PARK BOULEVARD, WEST CAPE MAY • 884-8700

Try Our Mini meals Available Monday-Thursday

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


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Tanya, Erin

Leslie, Ed

Christina, Ms. Montana

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at 7 ocean

Serving Dinner from 5:30 Wednesday thru Monday Outdoor Oceanfront Seating Available!

Reserve Now for Special Events!

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily 3 Course First Seating & Starlight Dinner Menus Daily

4 Course Beer Dinner Tuesday, Sept. 20th 6pm $65 per person Reservations a must!

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

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts Doug Williams on piano Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings!

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


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The Police Blotter

VILLA RICA, Georgia - Robert Edward Tyrell was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment. The victim was his own mother, and what was the issue that caused him to blow his top? She refused to do his ironing for him.

Classic Quotations Cape May County Historical Museum

A Story From The Past “I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” Anaïs Nin “Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.” Margot Datz “A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down, Forgot in cruel happiness, That even lovers drown.” William Butler Yeats “I have a new respect for the mermaids, because it’s very tough what they do.” Gaz Coombes “Not everything is a mermaid that dives into the water.” Russian Proverb

For half a century, Cape May held its undisputed sway. Scores of summer cottages were built along the beach, a mile or so from the little 200-year-old town of 2,000 people, where resided the captains of the coastwise sailing vessels. Even after Newport and other resorts to the north began to build, up Cape May held its own. For the generation that followed the civil war, the “famous Stockton” was the beau ideal of all Summer hotels. Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

SIRENIA – An order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals inhabiting rivers, estuaries, coastal marine waters, and wetlands. Sirenians, including manatees, have aquatic adaptations, like arms for steering and a paddle for propulsion, and they appear fat, but are highly muscular. Prior to the mid 19th century, mariners referred to them as mermaids.

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 facebook.com/ exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

Two symbols associated with mermaids are the comb and mirror, from the goddess Venus. The mirror is so closely associated with Venus that the symbol for the planet Venus is a hand mirror (the circle with the “+” under it). In heraldry, a mermaid pictured with a comb and mirror symbolizes vanity.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J “Even the greatest of whales is helpless in the middle of a desert. ” 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 chicken and snow peas. Please note: Any typos are not ours, but those of the fortune cookie manufacturers. We print them as we find them.


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Ramblings From The Editors

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

o many Cape May lovers proclaim September as their favorite time here, and that’s a pretty tough point to argue. The summer crowds have thinned out but the town is still abuzz, the weather is nice but not too hot, with maybe an errant hurricane or tropical storm thrown in to kick things up for surfing enthusiasts. There is still plenty to do (and places to park!), and a quick glance at the EZ Guide To What’s Going On (page 9) will confirm that – we’re not a rolling-up-the-sidewalks-after- Labor Day kind of town. The shows must go on at Cape May Stage and East Lynne Theater, Stan Sperlak’s new exhibit is in full swing at SOMA NewArt Gallery, and all your favorite restaurants and bars are still up and running. Speaking of food and things to do, let us not forget the Cape May Forum: Chautauqua At The Shore’s ten-day event “Guess What’s Coming To Dinner? The Politics of Food in the 21st Century.” (Flip over the paper to see their 16-page program guide.) The Forum runs from September 15 through September 25, and will be chock full of demonstrations, workshops and nationally renowned guest speakers. The forum has linked up with local organizations such as the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, Cape May Stage, Cape May Film Festival, among quite a few others local heavy hitters for an impressive line-up of workshops and activities. Go to their website at capemayforum. org to register or get more information, and contribute to the love affair that exists between Cape May and food. you know how we feel about animals here at EZ Global Headquarters, and

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so we have wo items worth mentioning: the First Annual Benefit Pet Fashion Show and Blessing of the Animals will be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Villas on Saturday October 15, having been originally slated for August 27 and subsequently derailed by Irene. Now a lot of churches hold blessing of the animal ceremonies; it was the fashion show aspect that got our attention here. There will be awards for the following categories, among others: Best-Dressed Dog, Best-Dressed Cat (!), Best Bathing Suit, and Most Outrageous. There is a $5 per pet registration fee (a bargain for what promises to be a priceless photo op), and proceeds benefit both the church and Turtlesinger, Inc., which has provided eleven years of award-winning public education programs to area children. And this story warmed our hearts. We got a phone call from EZ reader Linda Trunk in East Brunswick, who loves to spend time in Cape May with her adopted 9-year-old border collie, Rascal Ravioli. The pooch was recently given a terminal cancer diagnosis, and Linda decided to bring him down

to his favorite town last week for what could be his final day trip. She says they covered the whole town, venturing out to the Point, along the promenade and a trot around town. Linda says that she was completely gratified by the outpouring of love and affection from everyone in town that she and Rascal encountered, and just felt that Cape May residents deserve a shout-out from her and her special buddy for making a difficult time just a little bit easier. Rascal is holding his own for now, and Linda credits the boost he got from visiting his favorite place, so hats off to you, fellow Cape May animal-lovers, for touching the lives of a visitor and her canine best friend. Finally, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners will embark on a 152-mile run to honor every New Jersey service member killed in Operation Iraqui Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. The 3rd Annual NJ Run For The Fallen will start on Friday, September 23 at 5pm with a 2-mile run/ walk from Cape May Lighthouse to Sunset Beach for the Sunset Flag Ceremony. The next morning, Saturday, September 24, the run team will assemble at 6:15 am at Sunset Beach before setting off on the 2-day, 150mile run to Holmdel, New Jersey. Each mile of the run is dedicated to a New Jersey Hero, and the run team will stop at every Hero Marker to present an American flag and personal biographical card in honor of each fall service member with the intent to create a 150-mile memorial trail through New Jersey – quite an impressive undertaking. You can visit www.njrunforthefallen.org to see what these folks are all about.

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Breakfast & Lunch 8am to 3pm Dinner from 5pm Happy Hour 4 to 6pm everyday!

Live Music - No Cover Thursday, September 15 • Jim Doran • 7 - 10

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

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

Friday, September 16 • Jay Bethel • 7 - 10 Sat., Sept 17 • Robin Hippel & Amy Hufana • 7 - 10 Sun., Sept 18 • Open Mic w/ Tom Werkheiser • 7PM

Wednesday, September 21 • Blondage • 7 - 10

AT THE CARROLL VILLA HOTEL

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


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

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

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

Best Wings & Great Specials 

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


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Carol, Sean, Cory, Dave

The Swansons and Tarbets

Dinner Nightly from 5pm

Reserve Your Private Party Rehearsal Dinners • Reunions Baby Showers • Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

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

www.cucinarosa.com

Dana, Brittany, Bill


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Mark and Samantha Paget

Megan Drury, Kathy Parziale

DJ Ronny

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9/3: Labor Day Party On The Roof Of The Grand Hotel’s Sun Deck

Debbie Felice, Amelia Winkworth

TakeYourPickEZ

8/22/11

11:19 AM

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Chixie, Amanda

Vera Belansen, Harriette Kleban

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Take your pick...

Best Crab Cakes in South Jersey – South Jersey Magazine Award of Excellence – Wine Spectator Magazine, 2010/2011 Championship Hot Wings – Beachcomber Camp Grounds Contest Best Burger in South Jersey – Free Times Magazine

AMERICAN STEAK & SEAFOOD HOUSE

Featuring Hand-cut Steaks, Fresh Local Seafood, & International Beers-on-tap

Rio Grande Center Shopping Mall • 609-889-2000


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Tasting Room Hours: Sunday-Friday Noon-6pm • Saturday Noon-7pm Winery Tours Daily at 3 pm (reservations recommended)

Blush * Chardonnay * Merlot Red Reserve * Pinot Grigio * Riesling Cabernet Franc * Cabernet Sauvignon Apple * Fini Blanc * Port

Gift Certificates & Gift Baskets Available

John, Dean, Uncle Bob, Francesca, Cuz Ray, Trip

Come Try Our New Releases! 2010 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Isaac Smith Merlot Isaac Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Isaac Smith Syrah

Mike, Aunt Jean, Deb

Grill Nights

Wednesday Nights Starting at 6:30pm $28 per person - Cash Bar Call for reservations View the menus on our website!

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

Helga and Crew


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Bellinis and Martinis Happy Hours Everyday from 4-7pm Live Entertainment Rob Laskin, Clark George

Special Martinis

prepared with fresh local fruits, 10 Cain Rum and Grey Goose Vodka $6

Champagne

Vueve-Clicquot Bottle Service $65 by the Pool

Alice, Ray, Kathy

jazz night Thursdays from 7pm-11pm Live Jazz Entertainment at the

OCEAN CLUB HOTEL

Mimi, Peter, Mike, Sharon

1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204 609.884.7000 capemayoceanclubhotel.com


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Sharon, JJ

Ed and Kathy

James, Martie

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“Best of the Shore” Philadelphia Magazine

“Best of the Shore”

Steaks Chops Seafood Serving Dinner from 5pm 3 course $30 Pre-Fixe Available Anytime Late Menu, Desserts and Cocktails $25 Wine List Monday - Thursday

South Jersey Magazine

Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” Since 2005


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9/3: Ed and Bob’s End Of Summer BBQ In Cape May Point

Kim, Shayne

Peg, Jack

Mimi and Zoey

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Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant

and

CLIPPER SHIP PUB

Dinner from 5pm - Call for Hours Early Dinner Specials • 5-6pm • $22.95 1/2 PRICE RAW BAR ITEMS • 5-6pm in the Pub Only Affordable Pub Menu Available George Karavan at the Baby Grand Saturday Night

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Serving Dinner Nightly From 5pm

Great Menu New Martinis Delicious Desserts

~ Talk of the Town 2011 Customer Service Award

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

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

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


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

Rich, Anne, Tom

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching a beautiful fall sunset!

Open Weekends Cape May Softball Crew

Fridays at 4pm for Dinner Open Saturday and Sunday Lunch from 12 noon Dinner at 4pm Live Music on Saturday Night beachcomber bill 5:30-9:30pm Tom, Rose, Carol


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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe A ca Mia 524 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-6661, www.acamia.com

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

Aleathea’s This fine restaurant serves breakfast, 7 Ocean Street, (609) 884-5555, Ext. 226 lunch and dinner daily. Sit on their www.innofcapemay.com oceanfront porch and enjoy a cocktail!

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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N/A

NO

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YES

YES

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

The Cape May location is now open daily. They have great sandwiches as well as fines coffees and smoothies!

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

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

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

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

B, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

B, L

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

BYOB

NO

YES

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

$2-$8

BYOB

NO

YES

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

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

D

$15-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

NO

bliss 31 Perry Street, Cape May Carpenter’s Square Mall

Outrageously delicious ice cream, plus it’s homemade, organic and triple-premium. Get your fix today.

Ice Cream

$1-$7

N/A

NO

YES

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

Blue Moon a great 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

N/A

NO

YES

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

BYOB

NO

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

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

Cocktails

Cards: V, MC, AE, D

Full Bar

NO

NO

KEY

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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?

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

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

Cocktails

Cards: V,MC,AE,D

FULL BAR

NO

NO

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

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

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

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

Winery

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

WINERY

N/A

NO

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

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

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

L

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

BYOB

YES

YES

Captain’s cove 1216 Route 109, Cape May (609) 884-7288

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

B, L

$6-$13

BYOB

NO

YES

Collier’s liquor store 202 Jackson Street, Cape May (609) 884-8488

Carrying everything from the humblest brew to the finest champagne – one stop beverage shopping!

Spirits

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

Liquor Store

NO

NO

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

Chef Geoff Johnson’s Copper Fish offers fresh fish and prime meats at a new site – Broadway and Sunset.

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

L, D

$4-$18 Cards: V, MC

FULL BAR

NO

YES

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

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

B, L, D

$6-$14

BYOB

NO

YES

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

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

D

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

BAR

YES

NO

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

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

B, L

$4-$7

N/A

NO

YES

KEY

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Prime Steaks • Sensational Seafood

Daily Early Bird Specials $15.95 Three Course Meal Served in Hemingway’s Restaurant 4p - 5:30p

Daily Breakfast Buffet

Served in Hemingway’s Restaurant 8a - 11:30a $11.95 for Adults, $6.95 for Children 10 and Under

John Conrad, Lance, John Conrad

Monday Night $21.95 All-You-Can-Eat Dungeness Crabs

Wednesday Night Prime Rib Night $15.95 or $18.95 for Grand Cut

Thursday Night Land & Sea Buffet

Courtney Diebel, Ashley Martin, Nicole Devereaux, Alisa Lumbruro

Held in the Grand Ballroom $27.95 for adults $13.95 for children (10 and under)

4p - 9p Reservations Recommended

The Grand Hotel

Oceanfront at 1045 Beach Avenue 609.884.5611

John, Jonathan and Nicole Conrad


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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

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

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

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

u

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

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

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

u H

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.

L, D

$8-$24

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

D

$12-$28

BYOB

YES

YES

harbor view 954 Ocean Drive 884-5444, harborviewcapemay.com

A Key West vibe, great views of the harbor, good food and regular entertainment. Plus they have a fabulous deck.

B, L, D

$6-$30 Cards: V, MC

BAR

NO

YES

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

Wine tasting, with gourmet cheeses, daily from 11-7. Or join them for Sangria Sundays from 12-7.

Winery

N/A

Winery

NO

NO

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

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

L, D

$1-5 Cash Only

N/A

N/A

YES

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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

BYOB

YES

YES

ub H

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

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

L, D

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

BYOB

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

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

L,D

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

BYOB

KEY

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

Brianna Hill, 17, hostess at Cape May Fish Market, Cape May. Top from Delia’s, jeans from Hollister, sandals by Rainbow.

Melanie Rose McGinniss, 21, student, Rockaway, NJ. Top from Forever 21, shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch, sandals by Ugg, hat from Forever 21.

Nicollette Ashley McGinniss, 17, student, Rockaway, NJ. Dress from Forever 21, sandals from Old Navy.

JoAnn McGinniss, 54, sales assistant, Rockaway, NJ. Top from Macy’s, skirt from Ann Taylor Loft, sandals from Lord & Taylor, jewelry by Ann Klein and Brighton, bag by Coach.

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

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FAKE AD CONTEST

Somewhere in this paper is a fake ad! But be aware as it may be a real business in our area, but the product or service will not be real... Check closely! This Week’s Prizes: C-View • Ugly Mug Glitter Girl CONTEST answerS August 25 issue Clip Art answer: Page 79 - Henry’s Jewelry Ad FAKE AD answer: Page 43 - Home Skeeball Ad

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

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This Week’s Prizes: Balance Pilates and Yoga Studio A Place on Earth • Rio Station

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Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

Other details

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

For tables of eight or more

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

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

D

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

BAR

YES

NO

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

BAR

NO

YES

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

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

D

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

BAR

YES

NO

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

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

D

BAR Cards: V, MC, D, AE

BAR

YES

YES

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

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

Spirits

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

Liquor Store

NO

NO

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

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

B, L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

oyster bay 615 Lafayette Street (609) 884-2111 oysterbayrestaurantnj.com

A lovely dining room, a beautiful coppertop bar and classic, generous dishes. Now serving delicious new martinis!

D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

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

D

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

BYOB

NO

NO

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

H

rio station 3505 Route 9 SouthRio Grande (609) 889-2000

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

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

KEY

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Marcie and Bob Farrell

Jonathan Conrad

Missy, Naomi Rose

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


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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?

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

seasalt 1035 Beach Avenue • (609) 884-7000 www.capemayoceanclubhotel.com

Imaginative cuisine at SeaSalt, or a frosty cocktail at Bellini and Martini Happy Hour at Tiki Ten35. Or both!

D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

Fresh seafood to eat in or take out. Open every day from 1-10pm, closed Wednesdays. Check out their daily specials!

L, D

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

BYOB

NO

YES

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

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

L, D

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

N/A

N/A

YES

Sushi Ukai 1500 Route 47 South, Rio Grande (609) 770-7773, www.sushiukai.com

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

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

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

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

B, L

$4-$9

BYOB

NO

YES

D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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YES

YES

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

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

D

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BAR

YES

YES

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

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

B, L

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BYOB

NO

YES

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

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

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Denise and Bob Martin

Blake Farrell Jr.

Kristen, Devin

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

the wine bar

The Washington Inn

Classically Cool… the finest of dining in Southern New Jersey New American Cuisine • 10,000 Bottle Wine cellar

Cosmopolitan with a splash of Beach Plum • 15 Exciting Wine Flights $1 oysters until 7pm every night • Shared Plates & Lighter Fare

Two Experiences, Same Address… open nightly The Washington Inn & the wine bar 801 Washington Street, Cape May • 609-884-5697

Gluten Free Menu Options

We Are Cape Mays Caterer!


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Kim, Ray, Raymond and Addisyn Kriza


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

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

AVA L O N

C O F F E E

#7GURNEY

BEACHFRONT EATERY

OPEN DAILY

BREAKFAST & LUNCH * Full Breakfast Menu

Homemade Muffins, Pancakes & Omelettes * Lunch - Our Own Roasted Turkey & Roast Beef Cape May’s Largest Cheese Steaks & Hoagies Vegetarians, Enjoy Our Homemade Veggie Burgers * Entire Menu Available for Take-Out * Patio Dining/Pet Friendly... BYOD

&

THE BEACH

OPEN EVERY DAY

8088 BAKERY

MICRO

ROASTED COFFEES

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FROZEN COFFEE

DRINKS

HAND

GOODS

ROLLED BAGELS

CATERING

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TRAYS

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SANDWICHES


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Blake and Devin Farrell

John Conrad, Rose Famiglietti

Ashley Martin, John Conrad

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

ODMOTHERS Dinner from 5pm (Closed Mondays)

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

Serving a complete Italian Dinner Menu!

Broadway & Sunset ~ 884-4543

Serving Dinner from 5pm (Closed Tuesdays)

Early Bird Specials $21.95 from 5:00-5:30

(609) 898-0100

1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May


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Mike and Patricia Gallagher

Jonathan and Nicole Conrad

Ray and Kim Kriza

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Open for Dinner Thursday thru Tuesday and Lunch Friday thru Monday Reservations Accepted • Cash Only • Free Parking • Catering Available

The BEST PS SCALLeOMay in Cap ! Try Them

MAYER’S TAVERN FRIDAYS

Delicious Baby Back Ribs at the Bar!

894 Third Ave., Cape May • 884-8980

CAPTAIN’S COVE

Breakfast & Lunch 6am-2pm Pork Chops and Eggs • Steak and Eggs WE HAVE DELICIOUS SOFT SHELL CRABS! SUNDAYS - Try Our Eggs Benedict! Delicious Homemade Soups Seafood Caesar Salad • Chicken Caesar Salad Shrimp Salad • Chicken Salad

311 Mansion Street • (609) 884-0200

1216 Route 109, Cape May • 884-7288


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The Lost Keys

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David Kurkowski relates a serendipitous incident on the beaches of Cool Cape May

he following story is absolutely true. Last Friday evening I visited Philadelphia beach with my wife and several friends. It was a most magical night with crisp air, lovely waves and a beautiful sunset. When I returned home after the customary ice cream cone, I discovered that my keys were missing. I’m sure everyone has had that sinking feeling at one time or another. Of course, I had no idea where exactly I had lost my keys. So at 6am on Saturday morning I began to retrace my steps, searching everywhere we had been, even raking the beach where we were sitting the night before. No luck. When I stopped over at the lifeguard station, I was shown a large bin filled with keys, cell phones, iPods, combs, and other valuable and trivial detritus of us beachgoers. Alas, my keys were not in the bunch. The next morning, my wife suggested we revisit the site and ask one of the beach

tag checkers. So off we went for one last search. It was Sunday and the entrance to Philadelphia beach was busy with the arriving Labor Day crowd. I took my place in line behind a lovely family with two young children – a boy and a girl. “Did you happen to find any keys?” I asked the tag checker when my turn came. “I lost mine two nights ago.” “No, nothing here,” she said. Then the young boy in front of me,

who was perhaps seven or eight years old, turned and asked, “Did you lose two gold keys?” “Why, yes I did,” I said. (They were brass and perhaps looked “gold.”) “We found them last night and set them on the blue box over there.” With that, the young boy, whose name was Collin, ran over to the beach box and retrieved my keys, which he and his father had found Saturday night, about 24 hours after they fell out of my pocket. “We were playing soccer in the sand right here,” said Collin’s father, pointing to the exact spot where I had been sitting the night before, “and we kicked up your keys. We set them on the box last night.” What an amazing coincidence! I lose my keys, a family plays soccer on the same spot a day later, and a young child finds them. Then we happen by chance to meet each other at the beach entrance on Sunday morning. Thank you, Collin. I always knew Cape May was special; now I’m starting to think it truly is enchanted.

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“Outstanding Dinner! The Thai Salmon and Shrimp dish was delicious.” ~ Susan and Bob, Hawthorne, N J

Breakfast Daily from 8am • Lunch Daily from 11:30

Dinner Nightly from 5pm Exp. Oct. 10, 2011

Exp. Oct. 10, 2011

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


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Spouty-Offy

The column where anonymous gasbags have their say! I wish that America would abolish the two party political system and just get people who can get the job done! The current system just sets up our politicians to fight among one another instead of working together! – Erma *** And I wish that politicians were in the same social security program and same healthcare system as most Americans... then they’d really be concerned about fixing it. Until then, why would or should they? – Cape May

Cape May should make up some sightings of mermaids to help lure tourists! – West Cape May

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I think I saw a mermaid at The Cove! It was either that or a fish because all I saw was the tail! – Cape May

I think that Cape May should buy like 20 tons of broken glass and dump it a mile offshore. And in a few years it’ll be the sea glass capital of the world! – Cape May

*** Do you need a license to fish for mermaids? And if so, where do I get one? I’m kinda looking for a wife. – West Cape May *** I’m supposed to write something in here about Jay, the old produce manager at Acme but I can’t think of anything funny to say! Sorry Jay. – Cape May *** And I haven’t picked on Russell from Swains in a few weeks either! – Cape May *** Do you think that Mermaids have a lot of omega 3’s? – Erma *** I’m still not quite sure how mermaids reproduce... it would seem that they have to lay eggs, yet at the same time have some very nice breasts. So what gives? – Town Bank

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*** Did you know that mermaids and mermen together are known as merfolk? - Cape May *** I wonder what mermaids eat? – Del Haven *** And I also wonder if fish have names for us humans. And if so, what would they call us? “Bloop bloop,” perhaps! – Del Haven *** Cape May should have a mermaid parade like Coney Island! – West Cape May *** Don’t be silly, mermaids aren’t real...but the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot are real. – Cape May Point


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Fall Hours in Effect! Dinner from 5pm Wednesday thru Sunday

Try Our Cobbler... Blueberry & Peach! Freshest Ingredients - Fantastic Specials Friendly Atmosphere - Reservations Recommended 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May • (609) 884-7660 • www.backstreetcapemaynj.com


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Hot Dogg’n Fridays. Saturdays. Sundays. 10:57 AM until 5:01 PM

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


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After breakfast, visit

South Jersey Marina Ships Store for all things nautical: apparel, gifts, novelty items, tackle, supplies and gear.

Cape May’s one stop for people who live their life on or near the water. Guy Harvey Apparel, Art and Gifts

1231 Route 109 Cape May, NJ 08204 (609) 884-2400 southjerseymarina.com

Uncle Bill’s & FAMILY RESTAURANT

Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our new outside patio!

open Daily 6:30am-2pm BEACH AVENUE & PERRY STREET, CAPE MAY (609) 884-7199


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Carol and Gordon Young

The Buccis

Rob Burduny

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Asian, Japanese & THAI Cuisine | Sushi Bar

Lunch | Dinner | Take-out | Reservations Available

Mention this ad for 20% off! Take out or dine in

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Where the Locals Eat Sushi!

Authentic Italian Cuisine

Seafood & Fine Dining New York Strip Steak • Filet Mignon • Veal Cutlet • Center Cut Pork Chops

Manhattan Style Sushi! Find Us on Facebook!

www.sushiukai.com OPEN 7 DAYS: Mon-Thur 11am-10:30pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 12noon-10pm

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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


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A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma Sat & Sun. 7-2:30 Mon. - Fri. 7:30-2:30 Dinners from 5pm Vegetarian & Gluten Free Friendly Frank Bey

Early Bird Catches the Wave! $6.99 BELLY BUSTER SPECIALS Everyday ‘til 9:30am with ad

Beach #1 Two Eggs

Homefries & toast, OJ or Coffee, Bacon (2) or Saus. (1)

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Sam and Kathy Goldenberg

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...on Broadway ...at Aqua Beach 406 N. Broadway Ocean & Buttercup West Cape May Wildwood Crest 609.884.6332 609.522.4777 Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Breakfast • Lunch (Menu items and hours vary from location to location) Frezel Burton, Stefanie and Shane Boyd

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RISTORANTE . BAKERY . GOURMET Shop.

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northern italian & contemporary american cuisine

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

Please Call for Hours Sidewalk Cafe & Children’s Menu 524 washington street mall, cape may 609-884-6661 • www.acamiacapemay.com

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Taste of the Towne Towne Crier’s FUN, FREE and FRIENDLY Event!

Joe Crews, Rie Hickman, Diane Mitchell

Taste samples from some of Cape May’s fine restaurants. Every Thursday in September, starting the 8th, at 5:30pm on the Mall under the Chamber tent. Participating restaurants Mad Batter, Pilot House, Merion Inn, Cabanas, Martini Beach and Harpoon Henry’s Still time for other restaurants to get involved... if they hurry! Call the Chamber of Commerce for information at 884-5508. Thomas Giurastante, Brie and Michael Sachse


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Ed and Rebeca Blum

Carol Faisen, Kathy Novak

Rie Hickman, Diane Mitchell

Anthony Tranelli, Jenna Young

Don and Terry Thompson

Bond and John Kraemer

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William, Danielle

Carla, John

Shirley Stiles, Frank Bey

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Spaghetti Dinner ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT

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Dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury.

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All you can eat $10 • Kids under 5 FREE!

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Meal includes salad, dinner (spaghetti & meatballs), garlic bread and beverages. B.Y.O.B.


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HAPPY HOUR - 3PM TO 7PM

1/2 Price Drafts & Domestic Bottles, Margaritas On The Rocks and House Wine by the Glass $5 FlatBreads During Happy Hour

MONDAY NIGHT Ken and Patty Bieber

WING NIGHT AND FOOTBALL $2 Lager Drafts, $5 Wing Bowls During Monday Night Football, Free Pool Table

TUESDAY NIGHT

RONAS AND RITAS - HAPPY HOUR TO 9PM $5 Nacho’s, $5 Mexican Flatbread Pizzas, $3 Margaritas and Corona, Corona Lights

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

IMPORT NIGHT - 9PM TO CLOSE $3 Imports THTDJ x THTDRMMR W/ DJ. 1012 & Mike Drums

THURSDAY NIGHT - 9PM Myron and Christine Sawicky

“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 www.CabanasOnTheBeach.com www.facebook.com/CabanasOnTheBeach Ken, Peach, Marion


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‘Lil Rock Band. Check them out at lilrockband.com – seriously, do it. Then watch their cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

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10.7.11

Seaside Wedding Tasting

By the Grand

Please join us at The Grand Hotel for our Seaside Wedding Tasting on October 7th starting at 6pm. We invite you to preview what your dream seaside wedding can be at The Grand. Come sip our fine wines and champagnes, sample South Jersey’s fresh-fromthe-docks seafood and farm-fresh vegetables, and talk shop with some of the top professionals in the area about the dozens of details on your wedding to-do list such as flowers, music, and photos. You’ll also get to meet our highly experienced wedding and catering team. Our staff is superior for turning brides’ and grooms’ wedding-day plans into stunning room settings, delicious dinner menus, and cherished memories they will enjoy for a lifetime. Start making your dream seaside wedding come true by calling Katlyn or Amelia and joining us for our Seaside Wedding Tasting.

• Appetizer Food Displays Featuring Imported and Local Cheeses, Grilled Vegetables and Antipasto, A Mashed Potato Station, and South Jersey Seafood Offerings • Butlered Hot and Cold Hor d’Oeuvres • Wedding Vendor Trade Show Featuring Top Area Vendors Offering Floral, Music, Photography, Cakes, Ice Sculptures, Banquet Linen and Other Wedding Services • Five-Course Wedding-Dinner • Cash Bar, Cocktail Hour Featuring a Selection of Fine Wines and Champagnes • After-Dinner Coffee and Cordials • Special Guest Room Rate Available

R.S.V.P. 609.884.5611 X519 $25 Per Person


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Bartered Bachelors For A Cause

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The 3rd Annual King Neptune Bachelor Auction takes over The Rusty Nail

s girls’ nights out go, it’s pretty difficult to improve upon a slew of attractive, available men parading around for your approval. But it can and will be done! All you have to do is throw in a free glass of wine, some hors d’oeuvres, the chance to win some excellent prizes, and voila – it’s a girls’ night out to remember. There’s the added bonus of helping an exceedingly worthy cause, too. If you have not yet experienced the Cape May Mermaid Guild King Neptune Bachelor Auction, you’ll get your chance this Sunday, September 18 from 5-8pm at The Rusty Nail, when the third annual auction kicks off. Every penny raised by the auction directly benefits The Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch, helping to feed thousands of homeless and hungry families throughout Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic counties. How does it work? Simply buy your ticket, procure your bidding paddle, and cast your bid for the bachelor who appeals to you most. Once the bidding starts, some shirts

may come off, so ladies, please behave! Or not. Founded in 2008, the non-profit Mermaid Guild of Cape May is “a collection of wonderful places, run by interesting women,” and giving back to the community is their primary purpose. The annual bachelor auction has historically been a smashing success for the group, raising some major

money in addition to simply being a great night out. Prepare for some serious fun. “Last year, things got a little out of hand – which was perfect!” one Mermaid tells us. “We were able to raise more than $16,000 for the FoodBank. We’re hoping for even more bidders this year... It’s the perfect merging of fun and philanthropy!” Tickets are $25, and this year advance purchasers will receive 25 tickets to use on the lucky prize table – we did mention there are prizes, besides the hunks, right? Prize baskets brimming with wares and gift certificates from the best shops, restaurants and services in town will be yours for the winning. Oh, and a note to the legions of Nail fans – please keep in mind that this is a ladies-only event, but that the outside bar will be open to the public for your drinking, dining, fire pit, and general chilling out pleasure. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Mermaid Hotline at 609884-3626, or visit The Flying Fish Studio in West Cape May or Pat Jackson Jewelers in Cape May.

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

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

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For reservations ... 609-884-5111

Carriage House at the Physick Estate

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

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING


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John Gosher, Jane Menendez, Tiffany Hand

Big Wave Burritos Open Daily 11am-9pm Lunch • Dinner • Eat In • Take Out Tacos – Burritos – Smoothies Free Wi-Fi Miss Behavin Crew

Home of the Famous Rio Bowl! 609-898-To-Go • 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May Located across from the C-View

Irene, Tom Fols


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Window Fashions

NJ State Lic. 13VH03026600

Family-owned & operated since 1973!

(609) 884-2545

www.desatnicks.com

Perfect for Cape May Lovers!

Jan Rupinski, Liz Rupinski, Pat Heatcote

CAPE MAY & EXIT 0 CHARMS in Sterling Silver & 14k Gold! Available Exclusively at...

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

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

We have a whole mermaid section! Including

Kevin, Ann, Mimi, Mike

• Mermaid Business Card Holders • Candle Holders • Rain Gauges • 3 Sizes of Mermaids • Mermaid Bottle Openers • Mirrors • Other Mermaid Items.

405 W. Perry Street, Cape May Deb, Gail

(609) 898-3332


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Betty, Ed, Andy, Sonja and Alex Carpenter’s Square Mall, 31 Perry Street Across from Congress Hall Open Thursday - Sunday from 11 AM - Close

Ask About Our Ice Cream of the Month Club!!!

Mellissa Porter, Rachel Pote, Jackie Hawk

Fresh Seafood and more Eat In or Take Out 1-10pm Every Day (Closed Wednesday) Lobster Rolls • Crab Cake Sandwiches Whole Belly Ipswich Clams • Cape May Scallops Fresh Grilled Salads and Fish Sandwiches

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

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

Jeremy, Y-Knot


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Customer Service

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

y mother always says that only the spoon knows what’s at the bottom of the bowl. When I was a kid, I thought she was talking about an actual spoon and bowl. Looking at my breakfast, I pictured all of the things to which my own spoon might be privy. Who cares, I thought, about soggy cornflakes? Then I started working in the small town of Cape May. I was impressed with the Victorian architecture, the beautiful beaches and the friendly people. But mostly, I was impressed with the sheer amount of gossip flying around these streets, and the sheer amount of it that’s absolutely false. For the first time, I think I got what my mother was trying to say. Most of the time, in the bowl that is Cape Island, we are terribly misinformed spoons. Don’t get me wrong, I love a juicy piece of gossip as much as the next girl, but I realize how dangerous it can be. Do some praying to the porcelain god after too many drinks at the Brown Room and, within hours, the whole city will be whispering

about your morning sickness. So much as sit next to a boy at the bar, and this town will have you shacking up by morning. The rumor mill can be just as daunting here as traffic on the Fourth of July weekend, and it’s particularly hard to escape in the restaurant. If the wrong busboy overhears that tiff you’re having with your wife about how much to tip the valet, brace for whispers about your pending divorce. Share a dinner with anyone but your significant other, and you might as well slap a giant red “A” to your chest. If you want an untarnished reputation, you should probably pick a different vacation spot. For three years, I’ve listened to the

rumors cooking in the dining room where I work. I’ve been the subject of some. I’ll never forget arriving at work to discover I’d been having an affair with not one, but two coworkers. And also that I’d gone vegetarian. If only my life were that exciting and my diet that good. As a waitress, I like to think I know what’s going on in every bowl I serve. I memorize all the ingredients. There are scallops in the corn chowder, important information for anyone with a shellfish allergy. There is gluten in the peanut butter dessert, which is important for anyone with celiac disease. Pass along the wrong information, and I could kill someone. But when it comes to the bowl that is Cape May, I have no idea what’s going on. And chances are, dear reader, that you don’t either. If we keep passing along the wrong information, no one will break out in hives, sure, but people are going to suffer. Friendships will be ruined. Careers will be compromised. In fact, they already have been. I’m pretty sure. Or at least, that’s what I heard.

ESTATE JEWELERS Specializing in:

We Buy: Gold Estate Jewelry Diamonds Coins

Appraisals Engagement Rings Vintage Jewelry Jewelry Repair

(609) 898-0202

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

Now open in second location!! 714 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ • 399-2050


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Image: Tree Fort. Oil. © 2011 Matt Lively.

Matt Lively - New Work

Opening Reception Saturday, September 17th. Please join us for Matt Lively’s return to Cape May. A reception to welcome the Artist will be held on Saturday evening, September 17th from 6-9 pm, including the Gallery’s signature good food from The Depot Market, some live jazz from the Ken Moore Duo, and good conversation. Internationally acclaimed, Matt Lively lives and paints in Richmond VA. This is his third show in Cape May, where he now has many friends. His exhibit New Work will run through October 30th. The Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. September Hours : Daily 11 to 6. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

GailPiersonGallery

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


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Mermaid Must-Haves

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

Mermaid Sun Catcher From Whale’s Tale

Activity Set From Atlantic Books

Greeting Card From Whale’s Tale

Let the Cape May sun shine in, and let this this lovely stained glass sun catcher from Whale’s Tale help you do it. Each one is unique, and this bright-hued beauty will look great dangling in any window of your home, for a touch of the sea, a touch of whimsy and a touch of Cape May wherever it’s needed. $29. 312 Washington Street, 609884-4808, www.whalestalecapemay.com.

Pick up one of these Aqua Sand Mermaid Island Activity Sets as a great rainy-day diversion for your little merfolk. Designed for ages four and up, you can pour and sculpt for hours, then do it all again because the magic sand never gets wet. Going-outof-business sale is on right now! 500 Washington Street, 609-898-9694, www.atlanticbooks.com.

This earth-friendly greeting card by TreeFree Greetings from the Whale’s Tale is called Languorous Waves, and you can see why – it is a beauty. It’s also blank inside, so feel free to express your sentiments to your heart’s content. Added bonus – the lovely envelope matches the artwork on the card. $2.95. 312 Washington Street, 609-884-4808, www.whalestalecapemay.com.

Mermaid Doll From Whale’s Tale

Funky Mermaid Jewelry From Splash

Mermaids From Antiques Emporia

There are an absolute bevy of award-winning Groovy Girls mermaid dolls by Manhattan Toy waiting patiently for a playmate at Whale’s Tale. They’re exceptionally designed and detailed, with a purse and a removable tail, taking them from sea to shore in no time. Shown here is Macy Mermaid, $19.95. 312 Washington Street, 609-8844808, www.whalestalecapemay.com.

Is your jewelry hand-crafted for you by an actual mermaid? If not, is should be! Okay, so maybe Darlene Eldredge isn’t a real live mermaid, but she makes beautiful sea glass jewelry in amazing colors, available exclusively from our friends at Splash. Prepare to be dazzled – necklaces, bracelets and earrings, oh my! Prices vary. 513 Carpenter Lane, 609-846-7100.

They’ve got an amazing selection of aquatic sirens here at Antiques Emporia – in fact, there is an entire section of them, in all possible configurationas. Everything from these sitting-pretty figures to enhance a favorite side table or bookshelf, to lovely framed prints of various sizes to hang on your walls can be found here. 405 West Perry Street, 609898-3332.


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The Italian Garden

photographS by Aleksey moryakov

ALL Italia, All Imports A New Shipment Has Just Arrived With... Argan Oil For Your Hair And Body Bio-Ecocosmetics Oil, Creams And Cleansing ... and Dolcelisir A Complex & Intoxicating Fragrance That Is Not To Be Missed!

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Call (609) 770-8479 and for an extra 30% off just say “Blow Me Away!”

Contact jason 609) 770-8479 jason@exitzero.us

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

Smurfs • Ugly Dolls Puppets • Cute!

Brent, Crystal, Cheryl

Open Sunday - Thursday 10am-9pm Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm

Not Your Everyday Hallmark Shop!

Full Line of Seaside Souvenirs, Gifts & Cards New items arriving daily! Warm up with Bean Pod Soy Candles & Himalayan Salt Lamps All New Willow Tree, Jim Shore, & Britto Disney Collections AGU’s girls

under new management!

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Out-of-this-world Bath Products

monkey farts Experience our newest scent! Banana, coconut and lime (no monkey by-products, really) Available in sugar scrub, bath salts and soap.

Flo Geogham, Patricia Rainey, Susan Rainey

526 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204 866-400-SOAP • www.aplaceonearth.com

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

Debbie & Mike Downes

Cape Winds

Florist & Gift Shop

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

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

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

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

Kelly, Lisa, Charmaine

Kaleidoscope FALL SIDEWALK SALE Sept. 15-18

SUMMER CLOTHING CLEARANCE PLUS MORE BARGAINS! 506 Washington Street Mall scopecapemay.com

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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!

UPCOMING Book SigningS Sunday, September 18 4pm to 5:30pm The King Edward Bar Chalfonte Hotel

Saturday, October 8 11am to 2pm Carriage House Tea Room Emlen Physick Estate

Buy the book online at www.chalfonte.com


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

Jim, Kim, Violet, Jim, Bob

We Mail Anywhere in The World!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knitting is quickly proving to be the cool new hobby for every generation. Fiber Arts have the tools and experience to get a novice started and the goods to supply an expert. Don’t miss their knitting classes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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The Exit Zero Guide To Shopping In Cool Cape May good scents 327 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-0014 www.sensia.com

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

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 www.sunglassforyou.com

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

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

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

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

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

lovejoys 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 www.victoriousantiques.com

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

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 www.fudgekitchens.com

Chances are good you won’t get past the front door without trying a piece of something delicious at this Cape May institution. Don’t go home with a sweet souvenir!

Weddings by the Sea 139 Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-7900 www.weddings-bythesea.com

Getting married in Cape May? Be sure to visit Weddings By The Sea, where Catherine Walton, Certified Bridal Consultant, can show you invitations, favors, tiaras, veils, sand pour unity sets and more – to make your special day everything you imagined.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Gina Sheets, Sam Stango

Charter

Gail and Craig Fitz

PHOTOGRAPHS BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479 We are Cape May County’s Bachelorette Headquarters!

A Romance Boutique under new management Lingerie, bath & body products toys • Oils/Lubes • Movies & more!

1127 Route 47 Le Ric’s Grande Plaza Rio Grande • 609.889.7676

Come Get Your Sexy Halloween Costume from us! Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm


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

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

Life feels better when you wear alpaca, the touch of elegance for every day.

Cindy Buonopane, Hope Bellgren and friend

Now also at West End Garage!

www.BaySpringsAlpacas.com

Susan, Debbie, Captain Jim, The Ridler, Linda Horner

Ricky


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One Stop Shopping

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STORE HOURS Monday-Saturday: 8am - 6pm Sunday: 9am - 3pm 305 Jackson St., Cape May

609-884-8578

Estate Jewelry • Antiques • Collectibles

We Buy Gold & Silver! Pearls, Pearls and More Pearls! Open Daily 10am-9pm 325 Washington Street Mall • 609-898-7755


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The Answer Lady

T

he Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manner of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to info@exitzero.us. Dear Answer Lady My boyfriend and I have lived together for two years. I went to Atlantic City for a girls’ weekend, and the day I got home, found a bracelet that does NOT belong to me under our bed. He adamantly claims he has no idea where it came from, and actually seems annoyed that I even asked him about it. He’s not the cheating type, and I’ve never questioned his fidelity – until now. – Wondering Dear Wondering The Answer Lady is sure you don’t believe him to be the murdering type, either, but if you stumbled upon him standing over a dead body with a smoking gun, you’d have to reassess your opinion. Not to paint your boyfriend willy-nilly with the cheating brush; the Answer Lady is just saying it’s ridiculous to ignore evidence that’s staring you in the face. Has he offered another

Wise answers to perplexing questions

explanation? Perhaps a huge big bash in your absence replete with drunken, wanton partygoers staggering all over the house (not that this would make you feel great, but still). Do you have a cleaning lady? Could it belong to a niece, or the daughter of a visiting friend? If you’ve ruled out all such possibilities, there seems to be only one remaining answer. By the way, the fact that he is being a jerk about it is the most suspicious thing of all to the Answer Lady. Surely if he were completely innocent, he’d be trying to reassure you. And

the Answer Lady would bet her bottom dollar that if HE returned home from a weekend away to find a piece of men’s jewelry anywhere in the vicinity of his bed, he’d have a few questions. Unless he comes up with an excellent explanation, like, yesterday, you have some serious thinking to do. Dear Answer Lady I saw my sister’s boyfriend kissing some chick at Cabanas last night. He introduced her as a friend, she left soon after, and he asked me not to say anything to my sister. They weren’t mauling each other, but still – does kissing equal cheating? – Her Sister Dear Sister Depends on the couple. Some folks have ‘open’ marriages, where they actively, uh – interact with others; some consider it cheating if their partner even THINKS about kissing someone else. (And some folks think you can get naked and hug, kiss and ‘maul each other,’ as you put it, but it’s not ‘really sex’ without intercourse, but the Answer Lady digresses.) To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s priceless quote, guess it depends upon what your definition of ‘is’ is.


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The Kiwanis Club of Cape May Foundation, Inc. Presents

Our 61st Annual

ROAST BEEF DINNER Saturday, September 24, 2011 • 4:30-7 PM At

Kiwanis Club House 1041 Beach Drive, Cape May, NJ Dinner Includes

Fresh Tomatoes • Rolls • Roast Beef and Gravy • Baked Potatoes String Beans Almandine • Dessert Coffee or Iced Tea

Adults $12.00 Children $7.00 Proceeds Benefit Scholarship Fund & Community Charities Printing Compliments of Sturdy Savings Bank


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Margo, Shawn

Steve Lee, Dave Gant

Jason DeRose, Tracey Magill

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

Exclusive Local Headquarters Exclusive Local Headquarters

Henry’s...

Your Bridal Headquarters Since 1972!

Mars & Valentine Holly Yashi MarahLago Larimar Tahizea -- Perles de Tahiti

HENRY’S... Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler! 407 Washington Street Mall • (609) 884-0334


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Aaron

Mike Iames, Funny Man

Robbie Eckel, Tiffany Hand

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

See you at the Mall Sidewalk Sale! Thursday, Friday and Saturday Save the Date!

Father Christmas is here Saturday, October 8th!


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The Boyles

Alex

Amanda Romolini, Buddy Eckel

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In the fall of 2001 I was told that I may never walk again. I am so grateful for the wonderful doctors and technology that have given me my life back. Others are not as fortunate. After my injury I researched different charities dedicated to spinal cord awareness. As an avid surfer, I was particularly interested in the Life Rolls On Foundation (www.liferollson.org). Life Rolls On (LRO) is a non-profit 501(c)3 Foundation that exists to be a grassroots resource and an advocate on behalf of young people who have sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI). Their tagline, “Instilling in people that life with SCI does indeed roll on.”

Chad de Satnick

chad@liferollson.org 2 Captains Court, Cape May NJ 08204 609-780-1986

6th Annual LIFE ROLLS ON East Coast Golf Tournament SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 1:30pm Shotgun start at Cape May National Golf Course

Individual, foursomes &sponsorships available. www.liferollson.org/njgolf Spots for sponsorships & playing are filling up quickly... so sign up today to get involved with this worthy charity!

AFTER-GOLF FUNDRAISER 6:30-11pm on the Harborview Deck Non-golfers are welcome! Live music • Silent auction • Door Prizes Come out and support a great cause!

Want A Chance to Win a Backyard Putting Green by Green Life Designs! An $1800 value www.njputtinggreens.com Sign up for the LRO Golf Tournament!

Life Rolls On would like to thank the entire Cape May Fire Department, as well as the O’Hara Family for hosting this annual fundraiser! Friday, September 23 from 4:30-8pm FREE Delivery to all of Cape May!! The Pancake House becomes Uncle Bill’s Pasta House of Cape May for a night. Beach Ave & Perry St in Cape May, NJ “Good things happen to those who give back.”


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Chance Meetings

Everett Chance wines and dines Cape May’s single ladies

T

he Mermaids will be selling men on Sunday. It’s a worthy cause, and if you’ve got a pair of X chromosomes you should definitely go. But as someone who’s been auctioned off thrice, let me warn my Y chromosome brethren that they should run screaming. My first bachelor auction experience was years ago on the Outer Banks. The shopkeeper of the store next to mine applied pressure, and for the sake of charity, I caved. My big concern was with the women in attendance. The next town over was populated by old fishing families, there was a Deliverance level of inbreeding, and I was genuinely worried about being purchased by a withered sea hag. On auction night, I walked into a sorority of drunken cougars. Just getting onto the stage I was repeatedly groped (which, frankly, I should’ve enjoyed more, but at the time it was scary), the volume rising as I attempted to shake my moneymaker to something with throbbing bass. Ultimately, that shopkeeper bought me, saving me from the clutches of some

salty crones. And she never did collect on her date. My next auction was a similar experience. The bar was filled with ladies who were busy taking advantage of their two free drink tickets. One section of the bar had hoisted a banner, declaring their section to be COUGARTOWN. And once again, the married woman who’d finagled me into the auction bought me, although her intention was to make me a gift to her

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single friend. One problem: the whole idea ticked off the single friend, who wanted nothing to do with any of it. Once more, the date went uncollected. The same thing happened on the third try. The high bidder was married, with visions of gift wrapping me for an unmarried friend. Within a week of the auction, that single lady’s mother died. It wasn’t quite the right time to go on a date, and for a third time the date never happened. But there’s a pattern here. Even when I put together fun dates – moonlight kayaking, an afternoon of sailing, concerts with backstage passes included – women don’t want to go on them. Women who don’t even know me are refusing to go out with me. These auctions are ego-crushing. You don’t even have to be the high bidder to go out with me. Send an email to info@exitzero.us, I’ll be in touch, and we’ll dine 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. Even mermaids need a good meal.

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100% Cotton, and Reversible

Bed Quilt: Twin $39, Full/Queen $49, Standard Pillow Sham $14, and 18”Square Pillow $13.95

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September Special: 20% Off All Decorative Chair Pads, Pillows & Lap Throws!

Bob, Jenny and Josie Mullen

CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET Open Every Day 10-6 110 Park Blvd, West Cape May 609.884.3630 • www.capemaylinen.com

did you know? wanderlust makes custom wood signs for any need! hotels, restaurants, b&bs, rentals and more!

wanderlust does all kinds of sewing... just for you! wanderlust does home and rental “makeovers” and spruce ups. free inspections and estimates! wanderlust does painting... inside or out!

Gary, Chris, Henry, Lucille

wanderlust makes custom curtains, bedding & valances... ready in 4 weeks!

check us out!! and let us HELP you out!

Open Daily • 10am-5pm (Sometimes longer)

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

Robbie, Cherie and Buddy Eckel


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“Guess What’s Coming for Dinner?

The Politics of Food in the 21st Century”

September 15-25, 2011

CAPE MAY FORUM - CHAUTAUQUA AT THE SHORE Exploring all sides of an issue critical to our times. National Speakers. Celebrity Chefs. Tours & Activities. Food Demonstrations. Gourmet Meals. Book Discussions. For program information & tickets: Visit www.CapeMayForum.org. Call 609-770-2626. “ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL” BY SANDRA BLOODWORTH, WINNER OF “THE POLITICS OF FOOD” ART COMPETITION


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Buddy and Robby Eckel Navy Seaman Recruit Kyle N. Bove, a 2002 graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School, recently completed U.S. Navy Basic Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill... Congratulations Kyle! Love Mom

Larry, Shirley, Henry

Mike, Brian, Stef and friend


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Is Your Co-Worker CRANKY? Maybe she’s wearing the Wrong Bra!

photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Let us help you find the Perfect Fit. BRA specialist available daily! Walk right in or make an appointment.

Gigi, Sasha, Kathleen, Patti

Carol Canetti and friends

Est. 1988

429 Washington St. Mall, Cape May NJ Across from the Ugly Mug 609.898.7448 Also at: Peddlers’ Village, Shop #30, Lahaska, PA 33 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ

Dolores, John, Brian

www.lacesilhouetteslingerie.com


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COHWENS INK EMPORIUM

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Amazing Tattoos Cutting-Edge Exotic Body Piercing Full Line Of Body Jewelry

The Ridler, Captain Jim, Linda Horner

Debbie, Uncle Len, Barb

Gift Certificates Available Please welcome Blackjack and Joe to Our Staff!

609-886-7767

1210 BAYSHORE ROAD, VILLAS www.cohwensinkemporium.com Brian, Jenine, Joey, Brian


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MaryAnn’s

CONTEMPORARY

& ESTATE JEWELRY

Feature of the Week

Gold Coin Bracelet Post-Irene Gang

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

We Buy Diamonds, Gold & Silver!

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

Carol Wade, Jane Menendez, Denise Arenberg

Rachel Pote, Mellissa Porter, Jackie Hawk, Danica Stetter, Robbie Eckel


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your neighborhood florist for 27 years!

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Charlie LaMonte, Jacqui Schickling

Sharon Rementer, Kristi McCabe

Ida M., Glenn Heathcote

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Joe and Tina Given, Laurie and Charlie Priar

Susan Marker, Sandy Marino, Bill Bezaire, Chris Single, Denise A.

Tom, Brita, Kim, Jim


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The Old Fogey

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

see no alternative to us all becoming mermaids and mergentlemen. I have taken a long, good look at Cape May, and have concluded that the rising sea levels will place us all under a good few feet of water within a decade or five. Obviously, Plan A was to raise our city on pneumatic legs like a gigantic oil rig, and Plan B was to build a waterproof wall around the edges of Cape May, but there are technical challenges that may make both plans tricky to carry out, so I have decided that an advanced evolutionary step is what we need. Wings were in the cards for quite a while, to escape the inevitable floodwaters, but then common sense prevailed, and so Plan C entails that we all develop tails. It’s not like we are unfamiliar with mermaids, after all: we have our very own mermaid population living just a short distance off The Point, protected by local law and surviving on a diet of fish, seaweed, the occasional Shoebie who strays too close to the water’s edge, and the random Wildwooder who is dropped off a boat at dinnertime.

Of course we have the minor issue of gills, not to mention the lack of a tail, but these are small, even minor obstacles to the likes of us. I have talked with the best minds in the business, and am assured that by submerging our heads in a bucket of seawater once each day, starting at a minute, and building up by 30 seconds each day, we will all soon become accustomed to breathing underwater. And all we have to do to turn our legs into tails is to keep our legs exceedingly close together at all times: like

a cut healing, our legs will soon seamlessly fuse into one. To that end, I have already taken to walking only in teeny tiny babysteps. Admittedly, it extends my morning constitutional stroll from 34 minutes to four hours, but I believe that is a price worth paying. I have even prevailed upon Young Albert to do the same thing, though he will, being a dog, need two tails, as his legs are far too far apart to fuse into one easily. Of course we will need to set a date for the official transition, so as to avoid an uncomfortable period of time when we are two-legged but splashing around kneedeep in seawater, so I have decided to take the bull (or rather manatee) by the horns, and the plan is to go fully aquatic on January 1, 2013. I have taken the liberty of ordering Speedos for all of you chaps, and rather flattering fishscale bikinis for all the ladies. You should feel free to pop by the D’Catur Mansion at any time for a personal, private fitting, plus I will throw in a free bucket of raw herring to get you in the mood. No need to thank me. Really.

The Washington Inn’s best-selling cookbook is back! Now with a hardcover and in full color! $19.95 Available at fine Cape May Retailers.... Exit Zero, Love The Cook, Whales Tale, Atlantic Books, Sunset Beach, Lucky Bones, Cape May Winery and, of course, The Washington Inn!


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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: mermaids. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, www.exitzero.us. Across 2. In Irish and Scottish culture, this creature is analogous to a mermaid, except it relies on a seal skin to shapeshift. 3. A mermaid with a sword and shield adorns the crest of this Polish capital. 5 . This 1994 independent film is set on the western coast of Ireland, where a young girl learns that one of her ancestors wasn’t entirely human. 8 . This is the name of the inquisitive protagonist in The Little Mermaid. 10. In Disney’s version of The Little Mermaid, the main character is stark naked in ocean, save for these, which cover her chest. 12 . These tiny, polished objects that often wash up on the shores of Cape May are sometimes called “mermaid’s tears.” 14 . In Greek mythology, this bird-woman creature lured sailors to their death. She is often conflated with mermaids. 15. We’d like to know just how all these mermaids manage to breathe underwater without these on their necks. 16 . He wrote “The Lovesong of Alfred J. Prufrock,” a poem which ends in drowning

Does this look like a mermaid to you? 1 Down.

thanks to the song of mermaids. 17 . This American showman, famous for creating the best-known circus in the nation, exhibited the “Fiji Mermaid,” which was really just piece of taxidermy involving a monkey and a fish. 19 . In Mermaids, she played Cher’s daughter and Christina Ricci’s sister. 20. This shop, the sister store to the Whale’s Tale, offers some beautiful jewelry pieces crafted by the self-styled “Funky Mermaid.” 21 . She played the female lead in Splash. Down 1 . Sailors in past centuries were said to confuse this aquatic mammal with a mermaid – though they don’t look so maidenly to us. 2 . In the original short story The Little Mermaid, it’s said that mermaids don’t go to heaven. Instead, they dissolve into this. 4 . This 2009 Irish film stars Colin Farrell as a fisherman who finds a strange woman in his nets. The title is derived from a Greek word

for “water nymph.” 6 . These round, clear pieces of polished quartz (which can be found locally) are as beautiful a jewel as any mermaid could hope for. 7. This Danish author wrote The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl and more. 9 . This American swimmer has won 16 Olympic medals – a merman if we ever saw one. 11. This is the name of the friendly red crab in Disney’s animated The Little Mermaid. 12 . This international coffee chain features a split-finned mermaid as their logo. 13 . This Cape May organization hosts the annual King Neptune Bachelor Auction at the Rusty Nail. 16 . The son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, he is the most famous of mermen, and accessorized with a conch trumpet. 18. This Russian version of a mermaid inhabits lakes and rivers and is often malevolent and undead.


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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 Mermaid Guild of Cape May ANNUAL

King Neptune Bachelor Auction

September 18th, 5-8pm

at The Rusty Nail, 205 Beach Avenue Price to attend is 25.00 and includes a complimentary glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres. This year all who purchase tickets in advance will receive 25 tickets to use at our lucky prize table - (a value of $20.00!) every penny raised goes to The Community FoodBank of NJ Southern Branch.

ADVANCE TICKETS can be purchased by either calling the Mermaid Hotline at 609-884-3626 or by stopping by The Flying Fish Studio or Pat Jackson Jewelers


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Cool Cape May 2011 The Complete Guide on Where to Eat, Shop, Stay & Play in America’s Original Seaside Resort

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Diane Close, Marge Weatherill, Phil Courtney

Noah, Braelyn, Thalia, Samara, Stan, Andrew, Cory Jr., Ruth, Cory Sr.

Mike Sperlak, Mary Kate Klocko, Kim Abplanalp

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Activity Of The Week

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A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Waterparks

ou may believe, as I did, that no child with access to the ocean needs a waterpark. In my frugal mind, waterparks were for kids in Kansas or some other oceanless locale. Armed with a coupon, my kids persuaded me otherwise. One visit to the Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club, and I was immediately converted. I can’t wait to go back next summer. Morey’s Piers has two waterparks in Wildwood – Ocean Oasis, which looks like a tropical paradise, and Raging Waters, which offers the adventure of an imaginary shipwreck. The parks are very clean and staffed with conscientious workers. Cabanas are available to rent, but reserve early, because they sell out. There are quiet areas for reading or napping. Hammocks are available on a first come, first served basis. There are giant checkers and chess sets, live music and a s’mores campfire. A naturalist hosted a seaside petting zoo the day we were there, with children learning about horseshoe crabs and starfish. You can get a spa treatment, or float on the Endless River.

Water slides are, of course, the main attraction. There are slides for the brave and not so brave – the Rocket Raft has lots of height, but gentle twists, Riptide Rapids is faster and scarier. Shotgun Falls – for expert swimmers only – is even more thrilling. Put aside your memories of old-fashioned slides that scrape the skin and steal your bathing

suit – these are smooth and comfortable. Little ones will love Bonsai Beach, featuring a “zero depth” water play area. Parents giggled as much as the kids as they enjoyed the climbing nets and water cannons. Ocean Oasis is worth full price, but discounts are available. A family of four can get the morning special – from the park opening until 12:30pm – for $80. Bring your own towels, sunscreen and waterproof camera: all available inside the parks, but at a premium. Fill a cooler with sandwiches and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass) to avoid the crowd at the Oasis Café. Bring ID if you plan to order a cocktail, and rent a locker to stash valuables – lost keys or a soggy phone can ruin your day. And, if you can’t wait until next year to get to Morey’s Piers, try Morey’s Fears: Terror on the Boardwalk. This new event features “dark versions” of your favorite rides, including the Ghost Ship. Morey’s Fears is designed for customers over age eight, has an admission charge of $25, and is scheduled for weekend nights in October. Next week: Nuns on the Run

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We now do Feather Hair Extensions! Call to schedule YOURS today! 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May 609-884-4499

Would you like to feel more energetic? Or, lose weight for the holidays? Would you like your kids to enjoy healthier eating habits? Or, be more focused and positive?

Name: Zach Miller Occupation: Crew member, Cape May Whale Watcher Age: I’m 17. Hometown: I live in the Villas. How long have you worked here? This is my third year. Best thing about the job? Definitely just being out on the water. What do you recommend here? About the only things I get to recommend around here are good seats on the boat – and they’re all good. What’s your OTHER dream job? I’m interested in learning about welding, which is the field I want to go into, eventually working on boats. Favorite thing about Cape May? No question about that – it’s the fishing. Interview by Kate Chadwick Want to nominate an employee of the week? Email kate@exitzero.us.

I can offer you support and guidance in defining and reaching your and/or your family’s personal health goals. Contact me this month for a free one hour health coaching session and learn how you can feel more happy and healthy!

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The Cape May Health And Beauty Guide The Place

Any Particular Service That I Should Try Here?

Hours of Operation

Credit Cards

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

Winner of Best Day Spa! Let their experienced, soothing massage therapists work on you. All stylists are certified Keratin specialists, OR get the BEST facial you will ever experience. Magnetic Polish, and GELISH manis/pedis. Call soon, appointments fill quickly at this popular local salon/spa!

Open 6 days Monday-Saturday @ 10am Closed on Sunday.

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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 up-dos. 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 www.balancecapemay.com

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

Call for class schedule and more details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Circle of Light holistic & massage Cape May (609) 457-6311

Terri Carrigan-Litzi is here to get your energy in line! She’s a registered nurse, holistic practictioner, massage therapist and Reki practitioner. Terri is also a certified Sound Healer who has practiced for ten years in New Jersey and New Mexico. If you suffer from chronic pain or stress, call her today.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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?”

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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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Starting Saturday, September 24th!

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

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Misty, June, Bob

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

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

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Tara was found on the streets and brought to our shelter by someone with a good heart. She is affectionate but needs to learn some manners as she can be jumpy at times. She enjoys her toys and can be protective of them so we suggest a home with children over the age of 13. She is a good gal who just needs some training and guidance. If you’re able to offer Tara what she needs please stop by. Adoption fee is $95.

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Lana is a pretty nine-month-old gal who weighs around 44 pounds. Sadly no one has come to claim Lana so we’re hoping that a kind soul will come and rescue her. She’s going to need someone with a firm hand and patience as she needs training and a good deal of exercise. If you think you may be able to offer Lana the life she needs, please stop by and meet her today! Adoption fee is $95.

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Buddy has been brought to the shelter three times through no fault of his own. He can be a bit hyperactive, but he’s part Labrador, after all. All he needs is a firm hand and someone to be consistent with him. He plays rough and needs some training so he belongs in a home without small kids. If you think you’d be the right match for Buddy, stop by the shelter and meet him sometime soon. Adoption fee is $95.

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9/2: Surprise 80th Birthday For Claire Nagel

Claire and JB Singh

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

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Mimi is a pretty brown and black cat waiting patiently here at the shelter. We found her wandering outside recently and took her in. She’s an older gal that needs a lot of affection in her golden years and belongs in a home with a loving guardian. Mimi is a very calm and personable cat who loves to be pet. Adoption fee is $20.

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Heidi is named after the sweet girl in the Swiss novel because just like her, this cat is full of love. She has a unique face, which is half orange and half dark brown, and deep green eyes you could just fall into. She’s very friendly and sweet, and will purr up a storm when you pet her. Adoption fee is $20.

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

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Sparky will talk to you all day. Come anywhere near his cage, and he’ll start meowing a mile a minute. We’re guessing he’s saying something like, “Hey! Pick me! I’m a great guy!” With his pleasing manner, this guy deserves the attention he’s demanding. Why not stop by and see if Sparky could light up your life? Adoption fee is $35.

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FDNY Comes To Cape May Stage

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advertisinG feature here is excitement in the air as

Cape May Stage prepares to open a new version of The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone tonight. Last night’s sold-out preview performance had audience members loving this cast featuring Michael Basile and Pilar Milhollen. It is appropriate that this weekend would be the firemen’s convention in Wildwood, because Michael Basile is a New York City fireman. On this tenth anniversary of 9/11, having an FDNY fireman in our cast is particularly poignant. The fact that he is also an experienced Equity actor with impressive credentials is no coincidence when it comes to working at Cape May Stage. The Woolgatherer is the story of a gruff truck driver thinking he is going to have a one-night stand with a delicate dreamer of a girl. They end up changing each other’s lives in ways that are surprising, but inevitable. The playwright, NJ resident William Mastrosimone, will be in attendance on September 17 for a talk-back with the audience that you won’t want to miss. This play was a hit when it first opened at Circle Repertory Company back in 1987. This fresh, new version is being created especially for this cast at Cape May Stage. It is a must see. Opening nights are always celebratory at Cape May Stage. There are still a few tickets to be had by calling 884-1341 or going online to capemaystage.org, so you can be at the celebration enjoying food and drinks alongside the cast and production team. Join the crowd after the show on Thursday, September 15, at the Mad Batter, where

Above: Mastrosimone (left) has rewritten parts of his debut play for this Cape May premiere and will participate in a post-show discussion on Saturday, September 17. Below: Kate McCauley Hathaway returns in a cabaret performance on September 19. Artistic Director Roy Steinberg will be on hand to discuss the play with interested theatergoers. On Monday, September 19, Kate McCauley Hathaway is being featured in Blue Plate Special. This is an evening of song and funny writings about food that is part of Cape May Forum’s “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” week-long event. Meredith Riley Stewart (who delighted audiences as Shelby in Steel Magnolias) will be dancing. Roy Steinberg will be doing a song from Peter Pan – something about poisoning the Lost Boys. Marlena Lustik (Ouiser from Steel Magnolias) compiled the material and will be joining Kate McCauley Hathaway in a song about some unlikely ingredients for a dessert. People still talk about Kate Hathaway’s sold-out cabaret, Star Songs, from last season. Opening nights, talk-backs with famous authors, and cabarets for Cape May Forum are all happening in the next five days. Call 884-1341 or go to capemaystage.org for more informtion, or to join in the fun.

COMING UP AT CAPE MAY STAGE Opening Night Party For “The Woolgatherer”

Thursday, September 15 8pm, Tickets $50

«Call (609) 884-1341 for more information

Post-Show Talk-Back With Playwright Mastrosimone

Saturday, September 17 8pm, Tickets $15-35

Cape May Forum’s “Blue Plate Special”

Monday, September 19 8pm, Tickets $50

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


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with Barry Miles Friday, september 16 at Martini Beach! 6:30-10:30pm

Judy Pitman, Kathy Kraft, Rick Ozmore, Lienna Geylani

Saturday, September 24 from 1-4pm Art in The Park, at the pavilion

Pushpa Singh, Sadhna Singh, Joan McMahon, Lee Spruell, Theresa

For all Herb Moore Trio dates visit www.herbmoorejazz.com or call 609-576-1841

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Bird Droppings

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

am scared to death. I just saw an online trailer for the movie on birding that’s supposed to be released in October. It’s called The Big Year. It’s about three guys who are vying to see as many species of birds as they can in a single year in North America. It didn’t portray the guys as a bunch of dorky milksops who read Vanity Fair, talk to house plants, count their change and button their polo shirts right to collar. In fact, aside from the expected avocational passion, they seemed pretty normal. That’s why I’m scared to death. What would happen if normal people get the idea that bird watching is normal behavior? They might become birders themselves. Swell the ranks of birders so that space on the Hawk Watch Platform at Cape May Point State Park reaches a premium. Make it impossible to go on the Monday morning bird walk at the South Cape May Meadows unless you claim a parking place by 7am. Make top-quality binoculars so hard to come by that manufacturers start putting

premium surcharges on the things. Drive the demand for field guides up so high that people start going into their attics and selling old first-edition Golden Guides on eBay. In no time at all people will be calling out Duck Hawks and Pigeon Hawks at the Hawk Watch and reporting Common Scoter and Oldsquaw at the Sea Watch. Anarchy. That’s what we’ll have.

Anarchy and a run on Cape May birding maps and checklists. They’ll be gone faster than ten-cent brownies at the church bake sale. Faster. The maps and checklists are FREE at Cape May Bird Observatory. I’m not trying to be elitist. It’s not that I have an aversion to people who are average, normal, productive members of society. It’s just that the reason I got into birding was to get away from people in general. It was the kind of avocation you could hide and never worry about not having the newest and hottest driver; or worry much about somebody else’s batting average slipping, or feel contrite because you look at the cover of People magazine and don’t recognize a freaking face. Birding was just a nice, engaging excuse to go out and enjoy the natural world. See a few real cool birds like Bald Eagle, Longeared Owl, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (birds that are found in Cape May). If you ran into another birder you’d stop, exchange

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 107 greetings and sightings. Wish each other well. Go your merry way. Birding was a great way to squander a life. Meet a few nice people. Travel the world with an exciting, catalytic focus. See natural spectacles. Never have to wait in line. Imagine if trying to get into the Cape May Bird Observatory to check the bird sighting sheet meant standing in a line as long as the lift line at Camelback during Christmas break? Imagine if birding becomes so popular that birders stop sharing their sightings. Stare straight ahead when they pass you on the trail. Lie and say “the winds are wrong today,” so that out-of-town birding groups won’t go to the Hawk Watch Platform and claim all that valuable space at the rail. All this because some guys in Hollywood decided to depict birding the way it really is. Normal. Maybe I saw it wrong. Maybe the online clip just shows the normal side of the movie (so as not to scare normal moviegoers away) and the crazy weirdo stuff that everyone believe birders do constitutes the balance of the movie. Hope so. Anyway, at least for a couple

Birders shoot for a blockbuster in The Big Year of weeks, birding is still considered weird. Better count my blessings. No telling when this streak of fortune might end and birding becomes the next fad. If you want to get a little of birding background before you see the movie, consider going on a Cape May Bird Observatory Bird walk – there’s a few to choose from every week. Or you can stop by the Cape May Bird Observatory and ask any of the staff or volunteers what walks are happening throughout the week. They’ll be glad to help you and you’ll see why the Cape May Bird

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Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May

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12th Annual

Scholarship Golf Tournament “Around Cape May in 18 Holes” Helena Bew, Cal Massey, Richard Bew, Iris Massey

Thursday September 22, 2011 Cape May National Golf Club Route 9 & Florence Ave. Cape May, NJ Make the oldest Seashore Resort part of your golfing experience! This year each hole will represent a Cape May landmark or business, as will our 18 prize packages. 11:00am Registration ~ Check-in 11:30am Lunch 12:45pm Shotgun Start 5:30pm Dinner, Awards Ceremony & DJ (Open to the Public)

Sadhna, Deborah

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Cape May Fire Department

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712 Franklin Street, Cape May, New Jersey

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The Cape May Fire Department recently updated its garden and museum. As part of our new landscaping, we will be offering the opportunity to own a piece of Cape May history, in the form of a personalized brick paver. These pavers will be sold in 4” x 8” ($100) and 9” x 9” ($150). All proceeds go towards equipment and training of our firefighters.

Mayor Pam, TJ and Lila Belasco

Memorial bricks.... • Honor a loved one • Support an honorable cause • Keep a memory alive • Serve as great gifts • Commemorate significant dates • Preserve our history Consider a memorial brick today! Purchases are tax deductible. To learn more or get an order form for your bricks, please call the Cape May Fire Department at (609) 884-9512.

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Civil War Weekend H Saturday & Sunday, september 17-18, 10am-4:30pm

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Morey’s Piers will host an epic Halloween event for the first time ever. Morey’s Fears: Terror on the

Boardwalk will transform Mariner’s Landing into a nightmare for six nights in October. Aside from dark incarnations of the Sea Serpent, Super Scooters, Tea Cups, Pirates of the Wildwoods, Rollie’s Coaster and Moby Dick, look for an especially traumatizing Ghost Ship experience as well as two frightening all-new Halloween attractions that will only be available during Morey’s Fears.

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The Movie Column

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Tom Sims, Executive Director of the Cape May Film Festival, reviews "The Guard"

here is a rich history of great films and terrible flicks about unconventional, maybe overzealous, law enforcement officials. Start with The Keystone Kops, suffer through an onslaught of Police Academy movies as well as one too many Beverly Hills Cop attempts. And the fun doesn't stop there. More recent iterations of the copsfor-yucks patrol include Kevin James in Mall Cop and Seth Rogen in Observe and Report. Both movies are admittedly pretty bad (although I did drowsily sit through Mall Cop after renting it for a dollar from a grocery store Redbox – not so bad when you're really not that invested in it). Oh, and let's not forget the Reno 911! series – or maybe let's do forget – another illconceived, trashy spoof. The Guard is unlike any of those police farces, and is well worth the search as you're not going to find it in many local theaters. The film stars Brendon Gleeson, notorious character actor, as a police Sergeant Gerry Boyle in County Galway, Ireland. Gleeson was born to play this role, perfectly cast as a cop who is unorthodox to say the least. It's not beyond

Brendon Gleeson plays a fast and loose cop alongside Don Cheadle in The Guard Boyle's standards to pop or snort confiscated contraband now and then. Another wonderful actor, Don Cheadle, plays opposite Gleeson as FBI agent Wendell Everett trying to stop a smuggling ring making its way through the port of Boyle's town. Sure, Boyle is the garden variety loudmouth lout, not unlike the Peter Griffin

character in Family Guy. And yes, Everett is the uptight law enforcement type who would rather follow the book than listen to unconventional wisdom. Let's not do long, deep character studies here. Instead, enjoy Gleeson's brilliant execution as an oaf who does eventually show he has some standards and Cheadle who succeeds in fostering a reluctant rapport with the uncultured local. This film has a great number of high-end, low-brow comedic lines and moments – not that easy to pull off. The actors stay in character throughout, never once missing a beat. So this is a dark comedy that doesn't become juvenile or gory... sign me up! Bathroom humor was not spared during the film, but it was not gratuitous either. Kudos to screenwriter John Michael McDonagh, who won an award at the Berlin Film Festival for the screenplay. I’ll file The Guard in my "Buried Treasure" folder. Do you love a movie you think didn't get the acclaim or audience you think it deserved? Two free weekend passes to the upcoming Cape May Film Festival for the first person to email capemayfilm@hotmail.com with your favorite buried treasure selections!

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The Dating Column

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Stella Dixon's take on romance on Old Cape Island

aren is in a healthy relationship. She rarely ever fights with her boyfriend. Sure, they have a few squabbles here and there, but even their arguments are healthy. They never go to bed angry. They listen to one another. They try hard to see where the other is coming from. You would think that Karen is content, but she has one big, fat complaint: there simply is not enough drama in her relationship. Karen would love to be taken for granted just once. She wants to be let down, betrayed, disappointed. She wants a reason to scream and cry and have an explosive argument. Karen isn’t the only friend I have who feels compelled to fight. We all know those couples who argue all the time. In a moment, they will move from tonsil hockey to tongue lashing, from making out in the corner of the Rusty Nail to pulverizing one another with verbal attacks. When there aren’t any, they invent reasons to fight. I once knew a couple who got into a heated debate about whether or not a porta-potty can have a sink. I don’t know why this is. Maybe angry passion is better than no

passion at all. Maybe the make-up sex really is that good. Or maybe we have nonsensical fights because we know that good things don’t come easy. We all want a blockbuster ending, and we can’t get there without at least a little drama. You notice the most romantic movies are never about the easy relationships; easy is too dull. Then again, maybe we argue for the reassurance. They say that you only fight with the ones you love; they’re the only people with

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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

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This custom built two story home is located a very short distance to the beach. This home offers an open living room, dining room and kitchen. There are three large bedrooms with plenty of storage space and two and half baths. The master suite has a large soaking tub and a private deck. This house has hardwood floors, Anderson windows and doors, gas heat and central air, an outdoor shower and professional landscaping. $245,000

Cape May Avenue is the place to be! Located only 5 blocks from the beach, this 3 bedroom 2 bath home can be mended, remodeled or changed. Walk to town or the Beaches, a must see. $700,000

Beachfront tranquility with outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay! This immaculate 3 BR/3 BA south side townhouse unit is nestled in a secluded corner of Cape May Point offering complete serenity. Capture sunrises and sunsets from the spacious decks and entertain with charm! The beach pathway, just steps from the front door, creates an incredible seaside living experience. This unique oceanic retreat brings an overwhelming sense of relaxation! $799,000.

The views go one forever in this well-constructed raised 5 bedroom 2 bath home. Ocean views, lighthouse views, and lake views from the roof top deck thatare amazing! We have unobstructed views of Cape May Point from every direction. $989,000

"The White House" is a spacious turn of the century Home centrally located in Historic Cape May, directly across from the Physick Estate. Cape May's finest restaurants, beaches, antique stores, and shopping mall are just a short stroll away. This large home with it's relaxing wrap around porch and expansive, gas lamp lit, lawn is inviting with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen opens to Garden Great room with dining area. $1,150,000.

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

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

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

12 Fernwood Road Townbank

17 SUMMER CIRCLE NORTH CAPE MAY

205 Fifth Avenue WEst Cape May

908 Stockton Ave. Cape May

1608 Maryland Ave. Cape May

Located in the Bay Block of Townbank section of Lower Township this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is perfect for those get-away weekends all year round. The tree lined street makes a great setting for those October cool nights while sitting on the enclosed porch. The interior of this home is ready for you to move right in. There is a large shed in the backyard for all those summer toys. This is an easy hous eto show, just give us a call. $369,000.

You don’t want to miss this WELL maintained Brentwood rancher. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a large living room, lovely kitchen with breakfast bar and dining room. There is also a three seasons Florida room, laundry room, and every man’s dream--a finished two car garage. The wooded surroundings offer privacy from nearby homes, are nicely landscaped, and include a sprinkler system. $328,500

3 Bedrooom, 2 Bath rancher. Great summer getaway or starter home. Just a short bike ride to the beach! Central A/C. Natural gas heat. Large Deck. $350,000

This licensed duplex is just 1 block to the beach. The front house offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The rear garage apartment offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. All of this on a large lot with plenty of parking and excellent rental income. Reduced to $925,000.

Located in the prestigious East end of Cape May among multi-million dollar homes, this home offers large entrance foyer, two master bedroom suites with private baths, and a third floor great room with beautiful views of the nature conserve across the street. Amenities included elevator, gas fireplace in the living room, breakfast bar in the kitchen, decks, and fenced rear yard. Excellent rental history. Being sold furnished per inventory. $1,595,000.

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

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

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

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

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


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

941 Carol Avenue, Erma 3BR, 1.5BA, central air, decks, 1-car att garage. $289,000 CONDO IN CENTER OF TOWN 678 Washington Street, #1, Cape May 2BR + study, 1BA, window a/c, gas f/p. Excellent rental. $324,900 HARBOR FRONT CONDO With 30’ BOAT SLIP 1534 Yacht Avenue, Victorian Harbor Unit #4, Cape May 2BR, 2BA. Association upgrades: new decks, railings, bulkhead, docks and dredging. $519,900

305 Nantucket Drive, Tranquility Off Season Rental. Three bedrooms, two and half bath ranch home. This home in Tranqulity has a living room, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room and laundry room. There is central air and natural gas heat. $1,500 a month + utilities. Theresa Senico, Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ (609) 408-4655 www.theresasenico.com Beach Avenue Condos, 1125 Beach Ave., Cape May – 3 bedroom, 2 ½ baths townhouses, ocean view s, c/a, w/d, sleeps 8 - $1,200 - $3,300/week.

129 Race Track Drive, Townbank Renovated 4 BR/1 BA cottage within close proximity to The Delaware Bay! $234,900

A GARDENER’S PARADISE

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

BEAUTIFUL UPGRADED RANCHER 629 West Drive, West Cape May 3BR, 2 new BA, central air, screened porch, rear deck. $474,900 TIDES CONDO UNIT 203 9 Jackson Street, Cape May 2BR, 1BA, central air, furnished, pool, excellent rental. $519,900 PANORAMIC VIEWS!!! 1849 Maryland Avenue, Cape May 6BR, 3.5BA, gas f/p, central air, attached garage. $2,495,000

104 North Street, Unit 102, Cape May 2 BR/2.5 BA townhome. Sleeps 6. Close to the Mall and beaches. $1300-$2250/week. 42 Jackson Street, Unit 4, Cape May 3 BR/1.5 BA townhouse at The Merry Widow. Sleeps 6. Steps to Mall & beaches. $1100$2300/week. Weekend Rates Available! Desatnick Real Estate, LLC 324 Carpenter’s Lane, Suite 2C, Cape May 884.1300, www.deSatnickRealEstate.com 15 Broadway Unit #14, Cape May 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, condo sleeps 7. $1500-$2500 per week.

906 Stockton Avenue, Cape May duplex, each floor offering 3 bedrooms, 1 BA, c/a, w/d, sleeps 8 - $1,000 - $2,100/week.

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

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

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

205 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Beach House. 2 Blocks to Beach $1,275 per week.

902 Lafayette Street, Cape May Beautifully Updated 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Condo. Will meet all of your vacation needs, Walking distance to Beach, Shopping, & Restaurant.Amenities includes Wi-Fi, outdoor shower, BBQ, decks & parking.

824 Stockton Avenue, Cape May 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18 1 Block to Beach. $3,500 - $5,500 Coastline Realty 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-5005 www.coastlinerealty.com

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

1287 WILSON DRIVE, COLD SPRING Year round, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Available October 1st. $900/month plus utilities.

808 Washington St., Unit 3, Cape May 2 BR, 2BA, w/d, dw, cac, sleeps 8. $1500-$2300/week

1310 D PENNSYLVANIA AVE., CAPE MAY Year round, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. $900/month plus utilities and 1 ½ months security.

20 Decatur Street, 2nd floor, Cape May 2 BR, 2 BA, w/d, dw, cac, sleeps 4. $1500-$2000/week

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

Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-5800 wwwjerseycaperealty.com

732 New England Rd 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath $1,100/monthly year round

25 Second Ave, 2nd Floor. Cape May 2 BR, 1 Bath. Located half block to beach. August weeks available, only $1400/week!

27 1/2 Second Ave, 1st Fl, Cape May 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8 $1900/weekly in September

413 Yale, Cape May Point 4 BR. Only 1 street from beach! July and August weeks available. $2300/week

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

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


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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: info@exitzero.us Website: www.exitzero.us Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, jack@exitzero.us Advertising Manager: Jason Black, jason@exitzero.us Project Manager: Dan Mathers, dan@exitzero.us Assistant Editor Jon Roth, jon@exitzero.us Staff Writer Kate Chadwick, kate@exitzero.us Arts Editor Tom Sims Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Danielle O’Neal, Alex Steiger Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Stephanie Grubb, Amy Wingate, Evangeline Wentletrap Columnists: Kate Chadwick (advice), Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (Old Fogey), Molly Stone (food), Diane Stopyra (dating), Everett Chance (dating) Labeler: Mary Smith Every Thursday, 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 Imports, 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, 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 Café, 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, Billmae Cottage, Thomas Webster Inn, Inn at the Park, City Hall, Sturdy Savings, Washington Inn, Dr Feldman Dentistry, Jersey Cape Realty, Victorian Towers. BEACHFRONT King’s Cottage, Blue Moon Pizza, Coachman’s Motor Inn, Carney’s, Martini Beach, Virginia Hotel, Mad Batter, Poor Richard's 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, 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, Kasey’s Kanines, Cape Fitness, Dr Goldstein Dentist, Cheeks, Artizan Salon & Spa, Westside Market, Cape Island Home and Garden, Bella Vida Café, Flanegan’s Framing, 7-11, Copper Fish, 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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Guess What’s Coming for Dinner? The Politics of Food in the 21st Century

September 15-25, 2011

Program Guide

10 Days of Events - All About Food, and All Over Town CAPE MAY FORUM - CHAUTAUQUA AT THE SHORE “ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL” BY SANDRA BLOODWORTH, WINNER OF “THE POLITICS OF FOOD” ART COMPETITION


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Calling all Foodies, and all of you looking for a healthy menu of activities to make your stay in Cape May memorable... Welcome Friends Cape May Forum has worked all year to bring you “Guess What’s Coming For Dinner? The Politics of Food in the 21st Century.” The results have exceeded even our own expectations: an array of impressive speakers, panelists, celebrity chefs, authors, and experts, as well as ancillary events put on by our town’s cultural and environmental organizations. We hope that you‘ll be excited and satisfied – as you are after a meal at one of Cape May’s many top restaurants. Our topic this year is both popular and controversial. We cover many aspects of “The Politics of Food” – the ethics of consumption, food movements, world hunger, health and nutrition, and a sustainable food environment. You can explore

these topics in beautiful Cape May – the nation’s fourth-largest fishing port, an international bird-watching destination, one of the nation’s top ten beach communities, a restaurant capital on the East Coast, and a national historic landmark. One of Cape May Forum’s founders observed, “The town of Cape May has the potential to be a living classroom.” Experience this delightful reality from September 15-25. Once you‘re refreshed, inspired, educated and entertained, tell your friends – and come back next year. With our thanks, Daniel Cohen Cape May Forum Founder Ronnie Cohen Cape May Forum Founder and Board Chair


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Cape May Forum – Chautauqua at the Shore Presents “Guess What’s Coming For Dinner? The Politics of Food in the 21st Century” PROGRAM SCHEDULE Come for the week, a weekend, a day... and enjoy this rich, exciting program. Get your tickets now. Chautauqua at the Shore has a price for everyone. 6-day pass (both weekends) - $300 3-day pass (one weekend) - $175 2-day pass (one weekend) - $125 1-day pass (one weekend) - $75 50% student discount available on all passes (student ID required for admission) Special deals are only available online, in advance. For further information and tickets, visit www.capemayforum.org or purchase tickets at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. ALL CAPE MAY FORUM EVENTS (which are designated by gray shading) are included in the ticket prices above and occur at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, 525 Washington Street Mall, Cape May unless indicated. All Community Partner events, Celebrity Chef meals, and Food & Wine Celebration events are á la carte.

FIRST WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 15-18 THURSDAY, SEPTember 15 All day/Daily Cape May Hawk Watch Presented by Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ Audubon Stop by any time, any day. See the avian food chain at the “Migration Mainline” of North America – Cape May. Location: Hawk Watch Platform, Cape May Point State Park. Free. Noon-3pm Daily Self-Guided Wine Trail Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Spend the afternoon touring the wineries of Cape May County at your own pace. Visit Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and taste wines at each. Locations: Natali Vineyards, 221 North Delsea Drive, Cape May Courthouse 609-465-0075 or Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, 600 South Railroad Ave., Rio Grande 609-846-7347 Cost: $8 (includes a location map, tastings at both wineries and a complimentary tasting glass) 3pm Daily Winery Cellar Tours & Tastings Presented by MAC’S 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Visit the award-winning Cape May Winery. Stroll through the vineyard to see how grapes are grown. Be introduced to the winemaker’s art, and enjoy a barrel

tasting accompanied by cheese and fruit. Location: Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Road, Cape May. Cost: $20 (tours limited to 40). Buy tickets in advance at the Washington St. Mall Information Booth. 4pm Chopped Presented by Cape May Historic Accommodations (www.capemaylodging.com or at the availability hotline 609-884-0080) Based on the popular TV show Chopped, Cape May innkeepers will compete to make a brunch entrée from a mystery basket of ingredients. Local chefs will serve as judges and pick a winner based on presentation, creativity, and overall taste. Location: VFW Hall, 419 Congress Street, Cape May. Free. 7pm Shore Slam: It’s All About Food Presented by Center for Community Arts Calling all storytellers! Tell your favorite food stories, dining disasters, etc. in five minutes or less. New tellers welcome. Location: Lucky Bones Backwater Grille, 1200 Route 109, Cape May. Cost: $5 6pm-8pm The Politics of Flavor Presented by Atlantic Cape Community College This seminar will discuss the economic and environmental impact of the food we eat. We will discuss and taste different types of food to demonstrate how sustainable and organic foods bring better flavor. Our discussion will include the following foods and their political impact: 1) US-produced Coca-Cola with high fructose corn syrup versus Mexican Coca-Cola with cane sugar and the effects of corn and sugar subsidies on food. 2) Comparison of factory farm egg, cage-free, antibiotic-free eggs, and local eggs organic/ sustainable. Is there a class structure being developed for food labeling? Will healthier food only be available to wealthier people? 3) Vegetable and produce seasonality. Local and sustainable versus foreign imports and factory farmed and ethylene-gassed variety. Why does our produce look good but have no taste? 4) Meats, chicken and beef. Why treating our livestock better will make you a better cook. Instructor: Chef Jon Davies CEU information: COOK202 (4 Hours) Section FW01 Location: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May. Cost: $39 (covers two sessions). Pre-registration is required. Note: This is the first of two sessions; the second session is Sept. 22, same time and place. 8pm The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone Presented by Cape May Stage

YUM!!

Harvest Food & Wine Tasting SATURDAY, SEPT. 17: 6pm

The Carriage House Tearoom & Café at the Emlen Physick Estate hosts a lavish sampling dinner inspired by local products, co-sponsored by the Seaside Cheese Company and the Cape May Winery. Includes butlered hors d’oeuvres and cheese sampling, a salad course, sampling of three dinner entrees and two desserts, all paired with wine. Sorry, no children allowed. Limited event; reserve early. $85 per person

BEER TASTING DINNER TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 • 6PM

SCOTCH TASTING DINNER SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 • 6PM

PLUS... Gourmet Lunches, winery tours & much more!

15TH ANNUAL CAPE MAY

Food & Wine

C E L E B R AT I O N SEPTEMBER 16-25, 2011 Presented in conjunction with Cape May’s restaurant community by the

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

Call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

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CAPE MAY FORUM South Philadelphia comes down the shore in William Mastrosimone’s debut work, The Woolgatherer, now rewritten for this Cape May Stage premiere. Rose, a shy cashier prone to daydreaming, and Cliff, a rough-edge trucker with a solitary life, are an unlikely couple both looking for love in a world gone mad. Despite their mutual fear of commitment, these two lonely souls find comfort in each others’ uniqueness. Funny and poignant, this gripping play answers the question with humor, humanity, and just a touch of crazy. Production contains explicit language and adult themes. Wednesdays through Sundays (Sept. 14 – Oct. 22). Location: Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Theater (corner of Lafayette & Bank), Cape May. Cost: $35 Adults, $30 Seniors (62+), $15 Students.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 10am-11am Aquaculture Facility Tour Presented by the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University The NJ Multispecies Aquaculture Demonstration Facility (MADF) was designed to scale-up experimental rearing of shellfish and fish to the commercial stage and to reuse the water cleared of suspended material by the shellfish to rear other species. The goal is to stimulate economic growth, provide employment opportunities, act as a business incubator, assist in aquatic restoration efforts and move New Jersey’s aquaculture production into the global market. The facility is on 50 acres of land leased from the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Water pumped from Cape May Canal into two large holding tanks is used to feed the shellfish. Location: 3920 Bayshore Road, Cape May (609-898-0928 ext.10). Free. Note: This event repeats on Thursday, September 22 at 1:00-2:00pm. 2pm-2:30pm Monarch Butterfly-Tagging Demonstration Presented by Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ Audubon Learn what the Monarch Butterfly eats as a caterpillar, their transformation into a beautiful butterfly, and what they nectar on, and finally, their amazing migration. Location: Meet at the Cape May Point State Park Picnic Pavilion (next to the Hawk Watch platform). Free. Note: This event repeats at the same time on Sat., Sept. 17, Sun., Sept. 18, & Wed., Sept. 21. 2pm-2:45pm Keynote: THE ETHICS OF CONSUMPTION – Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek Presented by Cape May Forum Rabbi Spodek has taught extensively about spiritual approaches to social justice, human rights and food policy. He will discuss alternatives to over-consumption and scarcity, drawing on Jewish and other spiritual traditions, particularly the Quakers’ plain living. He believes that slow food and local agriculture are a vital first step in changing the system, not the end goal.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 3pm Panel Discussion: THE ETHICS OF CONSUMPTION Presented by Cape May Forum Panelists: • Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek See description above • Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Elliott, Pastor of Cape May Lutheran Church • Rev. James Richards, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Cape May 4pm BOOK REVIEW & SIGNING: Flavor of Bold by Aaron McCargo Presented by Cape May Forum Chef Aaron McCargo, host of the Food Network’s Big Daddy’s House is a chef from Camden, NJ, and winner of the reality TV show, The Next Food Network Star. His show premiered in 2008 and ranked as the #1 “in the kitchen” weekend show. He features his family and is particularly interested in fun, family cooking. 7pm DINNER & FOOD DEMONSTRATION: Chef Aaron McCargo with Chef Geoff Johnson at the Copper Fish Restaurant Presented by Cape May Forum Location: Copper Fish, 416 South Broadway, Cape May. Price: Contact restaurant for cost and reservations at 609-898-0354. 6pm-9pm Kid-Friendly Cuisine (A Workshop for Parents) Presented by Atlantic Cape Community College Learn how to make wholesome, delicious foods your kids will love! Go back to basics with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms; turn them into eye appealing, tummy-pleasing meals for you and your kids. Instructor: Chef Annmarie Chelius – CEU information: COOK203 (3 Hours) Section CW01. Location: Richard M. Teitelman Middle School, Cape May. Cost: $65. 8pm Helpful Hints. Presented by East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) Helpful Hints (commissioned by and first performed for ELTC in 2008) adapted/performed by Susan Tischler, based on Putnam’s Household Handboook (1916) written by Mae Savell Croy, and directed by Karen Case Cook. Join Mrs. Croy as she instructs the housewife how to be efficient in the home so that more time can be spent at suffrage rallies – from cleaning the stove and your clothes with kerosene, to leaving babies outside when they cry because screaming (outside) is good for the lungs. Also discussed are the sick room, architecture, invitations, the comfort of the gymnasium suit, and more! Mrs. Croy is joined on stage by Mr. Wilcox, a Stage Manager who tries to keep her topics on track. Location: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May. Cost: $25 general admission, $15 students (12 and under free.) Call 609-884-5898 to reserve seats. Note: Event repeats Sept. 17, same time and place.


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Discover what Americans did for food alternatives during the Civil War in the demonstration “What To Do When the Sugar Runs Out” at Historic Cold Spring Village on Saturday, September 17.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 10am-10:45am Keynote: THE LOCAVORE WAY – Amy Cotler Presented by Cape May Forum Amy Cotler is an author, chef, farm-to-table food advocate, and author of The Locavore Way. Millions of Americans are rediscovering the pleasures of locally grown food. Cotler will share ways to boost your health, reduce your carbon footprint, support a robust local economy, and enhance your sense of community... all while savoring scrumptious, satisfying meals. 11:15am-12:15pm Panel Discussion: FOOD MOVEMENTS Presented by Cape May Forum Panelists: • Amy Cotler See description under Keynote, page 4 • Chef Brooke Vosika is one of the top chefs in the nation; he connects Four Seasons Boston’s 50 chefs to local farmers to ensure they serve local, organic food. Vosika will share the challenges in satisfying guests’ growing desire for local products, which, given the Hotel’s tight storage space, must be turned around from delivery to plate in less than 48 hours. He will also share his passion for gardening. “For me gardening is a way of balancing the artistic side of my work with something functional. It’s about learning and preserving history.” • Julia Freedgood leads American Farmland Trust’s Farmland Protection and Growing Local programs promoting local and regional food systems. Freedgood

oversees projects that promote agriculture’s role in local food systems. She developed Cost of Community Services (COCS) studies, a standard method for evaluating the cost of preservation versus development. • Curtis Bashaw is a real estate developer with an interest in adaptive reuse and historic preservation. His company owns Beach Plum Farm, an organic farm that provides his Cape May restaurants with locally grown, organic food. The farm is situated on 65 acres in West Cape May, where more than 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown and harvested. Bashaw will share behind-the-scenes tales of bringing his dream of locally-sourced produce to reality. (Tour Beach Plum Farm – see 2:45pm event today.) 11am Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Take a guided tour and learn how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and discover how Cape May has become the third largest commercial fishing port on the East Coast. Location: Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House. Cost: $10 adults; $7 children (ages 3-12) Note: This event repeats on Tues., Sept. 20 & Thurs. Sept. 22 at 10am and Sat., Sept. 24 at 11am. 11am Civil War Weekend – “What To Do When the Sugar Runs Out” Presented by Historic Cold Spring Village (HCSV) An outdoor presentation of food substitutions during

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CAPE MAY FORUM the Civil War, by Clare Juechter, of Historic Cold Spring Village. Casual discussions to be held while Civil War camp fare is being prepared. Location: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May, 609 898-2300 or www.HCSV.org. Cost: Included in HCSV general admission of $10 for adults, $8 for children 3-11 years old. Note: This event will repeat at 3pm. 12:30pm-2:30pm LUNCH & FOOD DEMONSTRATION: Chef Brooke Vosika with Chef Lucas Manteca of The Ebbitt Room Presented by Cape May Forum Location: The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson Street, Cape May Contact restaurant for cost & reservations 609-884-5700 1:00pm The Sea’s Bounty in Cape May Harbor Presented by Nature Center of Cape May, NJ Audubon Cape May is one of the largest fisheries on the East coast. Join our naturalists as they pull a seine net through the waters of the Cape May Harbor. Encounter an incredible diversity of marine life in the teeming shallows, and learn about the fascinating lives of the animals that inhabit our coastal waters. Location: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May 609-898-8848 or www.Njaudubon.org/ centers/NCCM. Cost: $10 2pm Civil War Weekend Reenactment Presented by Historic Cold Spring Village The Blue and the Gray take the field at one of Historic Cold Spring Village’s longest-running and most popular events! Union and Confederate troops camp throughout the Village, providing demonstrations on field hospitals, mounted cavalry, weaponry and more. Location: Historic Cold Spring Village (Living history for 20 years!), 720 Route 9, Cape May (between Cape May and Rio Grande) 609 898-2300 or www.HCSV.org. Cost of general admission: $10 for adults, $8 for children 3-11 years old. Note: This event is followed by an informal presentation – see details “What To Do When The Sugar Runs Out.” (11am above) 2pm-2:30pm Monarch Butterfly-Tagging Demonstration Presented by Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ Audubon Note: See details on Sept. 16 at 2pm. This event will repeat on Sun., Sept. 18 & Wed., Sept. 21. 2:45pm Tour of Beach Plum Farm Presented by Curtis Bashaw of Cape Resorts Group (www.caperesortsgroup.com) Planted with summer crops like blueberries, asparagus, tomatoes and strawberries, along with a large perennial herb garden, this certified organic farm already supplies Cape Resorts Group’s restaurants with close to 50% of seasonal produce. Executive Chef Lucas Manteca oversees the farm.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Location: Beach Plum Farm, 213 Stevens Street, West Cape May. Free. 4pm FOOD DEMONSTRATION, BOOK REVIEW & SIGNING: The Locavore Way by Amy Cotler Presented by Cape May Forum 6pm Harvest Food & Wine Tasting Presented by the MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration The Carriage House Tearoom & Café hosts a sampling dinner inspired by local products co-sponsored by the Seaside Cheese Company and the Cape May Winery. Representatives from both sponsors will be on hand to discuss their products and appropriate pairings. The evening includes butlered hors d’oeuvres, cheese sampling, a salad course, and a sampling of three dinner entrees and two desserts. Each course is paired with wine from the Cape May Winery. Location: The Carriage House Tearoom & Café, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May. Cost: $85. (Limited event; reserve early. Accessible event. Sorry, we can’t accommodate children.) For more information & reservations, call 609884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac. org . 8pm Helpful Hints Presented by East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) Note: For details, see Fri., Sept. 16 at 8pm. 9:00pm Chocolat (2000) Presented by Cape May Film Society The story of a single mother who, with her six-year old daughter, moves to rural France to open a chocolate shop – with Sunday hours – across the street from the local church. They are met with skepticism and some opposition from the town Mayor. As soon as they coax some of the townspeople into trying their delicious wares, the opposition disappears, and they are warmly welcomed. Location: The Chalfonte Hotel, King Eddie Room, 301 Howard Street, Cape May, 609-884-8409. Cost: $10 ($5 for Film Society Members; Free showings to Chalfonte guests)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 9:30am Civil War Weekend Memorial Service Presented by Historic Cold Spring Village Location: Cold Spring Presbyterian Church (across from Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May – between Cape May and Rio Grande). Free. 10am-10:45am Keynote: “UNLEASHING THE HUMAN SPIRIT FOR THE END OF HUNGER” – John Coonrod Presented by Cape May Forum John Coonrod is the Executive VP of The Hunger Project and is an expert in bottom-up, gender-focused development and decentralized local government.


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Join Curtis Bashaw at Cape Resort Group’s 65-acre Beach Plum Farm in West Cape May for a tour. The farm supplies the company’s restaurants – The Ebbitt Room, Blue Pig Tavern and Rusty Nail. Dr. Coonrod will show how, when a people’s mindset is changed, they discover their own capacity, rise up out of their own resignation, and release their own power. Eighty to ninety percent of United States’ foreign assistance stays in the United States. Only ten to twenty percent is spent in a foreign country. Gender discrimination is the root cause of hunger and poverty. 11:15am-12:15pm Panel Discussion: FOOD POLICY/WORLD HUNGER Presented by Cape May Forum Panelists: • John Coonrod See description under Keynote above • Tracy Apple, Pachamama Alliance (identifying root causes, promoting the rights of nature, shifting the paradigm away from the myth of unlimited growth) • Chef Aaron McCargo, representing “Share Our Strength,” a national non-profit with the goal of ending childhood hunger in America. • William Melnick, Economist, partner in Brand Idiomatics 11:00am Civil War Weekend - “What To Do When the Sugar Runs Out” Presented by Historic Cold Spring Village (HCSV) Note: For details, see Sat., Sept. 16. This event will repeat at 3pm today. 12:30pm-2:30pm LUNCH & FOOD DEMONSTRATION: Chef Mike Giletto with Chef Bob Rivera at the Merion Inn

Presented by Cape May Forum Location: Merion Inn, 106 Decatur Street, Cape May. Contact restaurant for cost & reservations 609-884-8363 12:30pm 3-Course Gourmet Lunch Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Cape May’s finest restaurants offer three-course gourmet lunches (a different restaurant each day). Cost: $25. Limited to 40 people per restaurant. For more information & reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org . Note: Event will repeat Mon., Sept. 19, Tues., Sept. 20. 2pm Civil War Weekend Reenactment Presented by Historic Cold Spring Village Note: For details see Sat., Sept. 17 at 2pm. This event will be followed by an informal presentation –“What To Do When The Sugar Runs Out.” (see Sat., Sept. 17 at 11am for details.) 2pm-2:30pm Monarch Butterfly-Tagging Demonstration Presented by Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ Audubon Note: For details, see Fri., Sept. 16 at 2pm. This event will repeat at the same time on Wed., Sept. 21. 4pm BOOK REVIEW & SIGNING: American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It) by Jonathan Bloom

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CAPE MAY FORUM Presented by Cape May Forum Bloom is a freelance journalist who lives in Durham, N.C. The Boston native enjoys covering both serious and quirky topics related to food, the environment, business and the intersection of the three. Currently, Jonathan is researching food waste in America and maintains WastedFood.com. He also writes a monthly food column, “Fork & Spoon with Jonathan Bloom.” 8:00pm “MUSIC & HERBS IN THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY” with Lorraine and Ted Kiefer Presented by Cape May Forum Lorraine Kiefer has gardened all her life. She is a garden writer, floral designer and professional horticulturist. Lorraine teaches many classes at Triple Oaks Nursery and Herb Garden in Franklinville, NJ, the family business she and her husband Ted started in the mid 1970 ‘s. Lorraine is founder and chairman of the South Jersey Unit of the Herb Society of America. She serves on the horticulture committee of the National Herb Garden in Washington, DC and has written a chapter in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s book on fragrant plants. Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Cost: Free (included in Cape May Forum 2011 Chautauqua ticket).

MIDWEEK SEPTEMBER 19-22 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 7:30am-9:30am Bird Walk with Pete Dunne Presented by Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ Audubon Walk off all that delicious food at the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge on Sunset Boulevard, known to the locals as the “Meadows,” as hawks, ducks, and shorebirds hunt for their breakfast. Location: Meet in the Meadows Refuge Parking Lot on Sunset Blvd., Cape May. Cost: $6.00 for NJ Audubon ($10 for non-members).

Thursday, September 15, 2011 celebrating food and everything it represents, long-time Cape May resident and actress Kate Hathaway along with friends, Roy Steinberg and Marlena Lustik, will regale audiences with songs like, “If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’ve Baked A Cake.” Audiences will indulge in a savory script full of quotes and quips by famous gastronomes like Woody Allen and Collette. Location: Cape May Stage’s Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette Street (corner of Lafayette & Bank streets), Cape May. Cost: $50. For tickets, contact Cape May Stage for tickets 609-884-1341 or visit www. capemaystage.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 11am Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Note: For details, see Sat., Sept. 17 at 11am. This event repeats on Thurs. Sept. 22 at 10am and Sat., Sept. 24 at 11am. 12:30pm 3-Course Gourmet Lunch Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Note: For details, see Sun., Sept. 18 at 12:30pm. 6pm Beer Tasting with a four-course meal Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Learn how to pair beer with food in this four-course dinner. America’s beer authority and former Sirius Radio contributor Gary Monterosso has matched each course to a different style beer and will discuss the pairings. Location: Aleathea’s Restaurant at The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, Cape May. Cost: $65 (gratuity included). Limited to 50. For reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org .

11am “Food in the Military” Presented by Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum Join US Coast Guard Food Service Specialist (FS1) Stanley Hamman as he talks about food in the military. NASW will offer a special $5 discounted admission for anyone attending the lecture who would also like to visit the museum. Location: Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road (near Cape May County Airport), Lower Twn, Rio Grande. 609-886-8787 or http://usnasw.org. Free.

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12:30pm 3-Course Gourmet Lunch Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Note: For details, see Sunday, Sept. 18 at 12:30pm. This event will repeat on Tues., Sept. 20.

10am Gourmet Brunch Walk Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Stroll through a portion of Cape May’s historic district on this guided walking tour ending at the famous Mad Batter restaurant. Enjoy a gourmet brunch in what New Jersey Monthly deems one of the “best brunch and lunch” spots. Cost: $20 adults, $15 children (ages 3-12). Limited to 40. For reservations, contact the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) www.capemaymac.org at

8pm “Blue Plate Special” featuring Kate Hathaway & Friends in Concert Presented by Cape May Stage and Cape May Forum In a light epicurean evening of song and word

7:30-9:30am Birding Cape May Point with Mike Crewe Presented by Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ Audubon Take a leisurely walk around the streets of Cape May Point and look for birds as they search for breakfast. This walk will visit wildlife gardens which provide food for birds and butterflies. Location: Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Platform (Hawk Watch Platform) in Cape May Point State Park. Cost: $6 for NJ Audubon members ($10 for non-members)


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Watch shorebirds, hawks and ducks hunt for their breakfast at the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge on Sunset Boulevard, aka the Meadows. Join world-renowned birding expert Pete Dunne. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. 2pm-2:30pm Monarch Butterfly-Tagging Demonstration Presented by Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ Audubon Note: For details, see Fri., Sept. 16 at 2pm.

Calling all artists to paint in plein air – paint outside in the herb garden at Tollgate Farm & Garden, 656 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ. (All are invited to attend the 4pm reception to view the artists’ work.) Location: Tollgate Farm & Garden, 656 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May. Free. Call CCA (609-884-7525) to register.

8pm Dulcy (Opening Night) Presented by East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) A comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winners George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. In trying to help her husband, Dulcy alienates his boss and complicates matters with her other weekend guests. The original 1921 production not only established the reputations of Kaufman and Connelly but made a star of Lynn Fontanne. Location: First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May. Call 609-884-5898 to reserve seats. Cost: $25 general admission, $15 students (12 and under free.) Wednesday-Saturday performances Sept. 21 through Oct.15 (No show Oct 5. Added show Oct. 9.)

1pm-2pm Aquaculture Facility Tour Presented by the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University Note: For details, see Friday, Sept. 17 at 10am.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

6pm -8pm The Politics of Flavor Presented by Atlantic Cape Community College Note: This is the second of two sessions. For details, see Thurs., Sept. 15 at 6pm. Pre-registration is required.

10am Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Note: For details, see Sat. Sept. 17 at 11am. This event repeats on Sat., Sept. 24 at 11am. 10am-2pm Plein Air: Paint Outside in the Toll Gate Farm’s Herb Garden Presented by Center for Community Arts

4pm Reception to view Plein Air artists’ work and top 5 award winners Presented by the Center for Community Arts All are welcome to this reception with an exhibit of the artists’ work. Light refreshments will be served and awards will be presented to the top 5 painters. Location: Tollgate Farm & Garden, 656 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May. Free.

SECOND WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 23-25 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 10am-10:45am “Women in Agriculture” Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County

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CAPE MAY FORUM Extension agent Jenny Carleo will speak about the role that women have historically played in agriculture at the farm of one of our local farm women, Diane Rea, followed by a question & answers session. Location: Rea’s Farm, 213 Stevens Street, West Cape May. Free. 2pm-2:45pm Keynote: “COOKING WHOLE FOODS FOR HEALTH AND NUTRITION” – Christina Pirello Presented by Cape May Forum Christina Pirello is an author and whole foods and vegan advocate. She believes that “health is not the luck of the draw…you just have to know what to eat!” In this engaging lecture, you will discover there’s more to your food than meets the eye... and learn what you can do to create and maintain health. Armed with information, Christina will then show you some simple dishes you can create at home to ensure great health and vitality. Immediately following: Gilda’s Club South Jersey presents GILDA’S CLUB LIVE “Theater on the Go,” a creative community outreach performed by Gilda’s Club Members who are the real experts in the cancer experience. They share their feelings, thoughts and advice through skits that come from their own lives so that cancer can be discussed, understood and shared in a safe dialogue.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Wine & Food Celebration Triple your delight by combining a Wine Tasting Dinner, Winery Cellar Tour and Wine School Class. The weekend begins on Friday evening at 6pm with a four-course dinner at the Washington Inn featuring wines themed to the Sunday Wine School Class. Guests will be treated to individual attention from the wine steward. On Saturday at 3pm, visit the award-winning Cape May Winery for a tour of the vineyard and a barrel tasting, and on Sunday at 1pm, learn the finer points of fine wines at a Wine School Class at the Washington Inn. Location: Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street, Cape May. Cost: $135 for complete package (Fri., Sat., Sun. Sept. 23-25). For more information & reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org . Note: This is a 3-part program (see details above). 7pm DINNER & FOOD DEMONSTRATION: Christina Pirello with Chef Chris Rue at Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille Presented by Cape May Forum Location: Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille, Montreal Inn, 1025 Beach Ave., Cape May Contact restaurant for cost & reservations 609-884-7011

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3pm Panel Discussion: FOOD FOR HEALTH & NUTRITION Presented by Cape May Forum Panelists: • Christina Pirello See description under Keynote above) • Dr. Randi Tomasulo, Endocrinologist ARMC Team Diabetes • Susanna Andrew MPH RD, Registered Dietician, ARMC Health Engagement • Mike Scipione, chef and promoter of the Sano Lifestyle (Healthy Lifestyle)

10am-10:45am Keynote: “THE POLITICS OF FOOD” – Joel Salatin Presented by Cape May Forum Joel Salatin, proprietor of Polyface Farm, is a third generation alternative farmer, iconoclast, humorist, and author. With wit and oratorical style, Salatin articulates the belief system of the industrial/mechanical food paradigm and offers a redemptive/regenerative/ sustainable alternative. Cultural perceptions drive US food policy. Understanding those assumptions is the first step in changing them. This speaker will challenge and empower you with renewed vision and clarity.

4pm BOOK REVIEW & SIGNING: Cooking the Whole Foods Way by Christina Pirello Presented by Cape May Forum

11:15am-12:15pm Panel Discussion: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT Presented by Cape May Forum Panelists: • Joel Salatin (see description under Keynote above) • Alisa Gravitz, Green America (economic strategies, personal and collective action, Fair Trade, environmental responsibility) • Matthew Bruckler III, originator of JAH’s Creation, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) • Phil Broder, Education Director of The Wetlands Institute (seafood sustainability)

6pm–8pm Hunger Banquet Presented by Atlantic Cape Community College The Academy of Culinary Arts, in support of The Campus Kitchen Project, Atlantic City, will sponsor a Hunger Banquet. The ACA will host this banquet to help raise awareness about how hunger affects our community. Guests will enjoy global cuisine, while discussing the issue of hunger on an international level. Location: Cape May Elementary School, Lafayette Ave. Cape May. (Bring an open mind.) Cost: $10 ($7 with Military Discount). Pre-registration required: call 609-343-4829 or on line at www.atlantic. edu/webadvisor . 6pm Cape May Wine Weekend four-course dinner & paired wines

11am Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Presented by the 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Note: For details, see Sat., Sept. at 11am. 12:30pm-2:30pm FOOD SAMPLINGS & FOOD DEMONSTRATIONS: Local Artisans from Slow Food


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The Lobster House restaurant is the centerpiece of the Fisherman’s Wharf Tour, which will be held at various times during the Cape May Forum South Jersey Shore Presented by Cape May Forum These volunteers from the Slow Food South Jersey Shore Chapter have a passion for food that is fresh, seasonal, and locally grown. They make it and preserve it so their families can enjoy exceptional quality and taste all year round—and some have made their artisan specialty a business success! • Nicole & Mike Boschen - Bliss Homemade Organic Ice Cream Shop on Carpenter’s Square • Nancy Long - Canning from your garden or from the abundance of the farmer’s market • Elizabeth Degener - Clay-oven baked, artisan breads sold at her roadside stand on Sunset Blvd. • Esther James - Dehydrating fruits and vegetables to save money and space • Marguerite Chandler – Cheese making Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall. Free (included in Cape May Forum 2011 Chautauqua ticket). Enjoy free samples and learn how to preserve great tasting food.

Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens, published in 2010. Location: Tony Clark’s Old Grange Restaurant at Historic Cold Spring Village. Cost: For cost & reservations, call Old Grange Restaurant at 609-884-0114.

12:30pm Farm-to-Table sampling at Awardwinning Chef Tony Clark’s newly established Old Grange Restaurant Presented by Historic Cold Spring Village The Farm-to-Table sampling will begin with a discussion by curator Jim Stephens on “ Feasting in the Footsteps of Mark Twain,” Mark Twain’s essay comparing American food with that he encountered in European hotels during a trip to Europe in 1879. Twain found European fare lacking in comparison with that of home. This essay was published as a chapter in his 1880 book A Tramp Abroad and was the inspiration for author Andrew Beahrs to write Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s

2:30pm Backyard Composting with Cape May County MUA Presented by Nature Center of Cape May, NJ Audubon Learn how to make leaves, flowers, acorns, and pine cones into a useful, beneficial soil-like product or mulch called compost. Learn how to start and maintain a compost pile. Learn the basics of Worm Composting for “recycling” food waste, our “useless” garbage, into a valuable natural fertilizer. And learn how to build a basic worm compost bin (with a demonstration box) that would be suitable for a family of four. Location: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May 609898-8848 or www.Njaudubon.org/centers/NCCM. Free

1pm Community Roots: Growing a Schoolyard Garden Presented by Nature Center of Cape May, NJ Audubon A school vegetable garden is an outdoor oasis and a great way to teach kids about healthy food. Join naturalist and garden coordinator Kim Hannum at West Cape May Elementary School’s organic vegetable garden. Topics will include how to start a school garden in your community and how to use the garden as an outdoor classroom. The program will start at the Nature Center, and participants will carpool to West Cape May Elementary School. Location: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May. 609-898-8848 or www. Njaudubon.org/centers/NCCM . Cost: $10.

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The award-winning Cape May Winery will host cellar tours and tastings during the Cape May Forum 4pm BOOK REVIEW & SIGNING: Holy Cows & Hog Heaven by Joel Salatin Presented by Cape May Forum 6pm Scotch Tasting Dinner Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration Meet Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore, leader of the Glenmorangie USA educational program and winner of the esteemed “Brand Ambassador of the Year” by Whisky Life Magazine in 2009. A native of Scotland, David will discuss the nuances of Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch and pairings during your four-course meal. Location: Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean Street, Cape May. Cost: $75. For more information & reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www. capemaymac.org . 9pm Ratatouille (2007) Presented by the Cape May Film Society This delightful animated classic tells the tale of Remy, a country rat, who aspires to be a classic French chef. When he is deposited in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself under the restaurant of his hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy’s passion for cooking soon turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Location: The Chalfonte Hotel, King Eddie Room, 301 Howard Street, Cape May, 609-884-8409. Cost: $10 ($5 for Film Society Members, Free showings to Chalfonte guests).

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 10am-11:00am Keynote: “THE FUTURE OF FOOD” – Andrew Kimbrell Presented by Cape May Forum Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety, is an advocate, attorney and educator. The future of food for the 21st century faces a critical crossroads. On one hand we have the increasing power of the industrial model with its massive reliance on pesticides, fertilizers, monocultures and GMOs. On the other, we have an upsurging grass roots movement for organic agriculture and local, humane, socially just, and biodiverse food production. Andrew Kimbrell will provide an up-to-date summary of where we are in this struggle and how we can work together for a new food future. The Center for Food Safety pursues public education, policy advocacy, and legal actions to curtail industrial agricultural production methods that harm human health and the environment. 11:15am-Noon Keynote: “ADAPTING FOOD PRODUCTION TO A CHANGING WORLD” Christophe Pelletier Presented by Cape May Forum Christophe Pelletier is a food futurist and author of the book, Future Harvests - The Next Agricultural Revolution, which explores the future of food and farming. The presentation will review how demographic, economic and environmental factors will shape future food production systems, their location and the type of food produced.

Noon-12:30pm CLOSING DISCUSSION between Andrew Kimbrell and Christophe Pelletier Presented by Cape May Forum 1:00pm Cape May Wine School Presented by MAC’s 15th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration “Delicious Italian Wines, from Tuscany to Rome,” a class by the Washington Inn that can help you learn to discern and appreciate wines and increase your knowledge of pairings. Location: Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street, Cape May. Cost: $30. For more information & reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org. 12:30pm-2:30pm LUNCH & FOOD DEMONSTRATION: Chef Mike Scipione with Chef Geoff Johnson at the Copper Fish Restaurant Presented by Cape May Forum Location: Copper Fish Restaurant, 416 South Broadway, Cape May Cost: Contact restaurant for cost & reservations at 609-898-0354. 4pm BOOK REVIEW & SIGNING: Art Blakey: Cookin’ and Jammin by Sandy Warren Presented by Cape May Forum For further information and tickets on events, visit www.capemayforum.org. Purchase tickets at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth.


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Meet Your Speakers Tracy Apple is a writer, educator and consultant for the Pachamama Alliance. She coordinates the content and design of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium that supports a shift in humanity from a dream rooted in consumption and competition to one of sustainability and mutuality. It has been translated into seven languages and presented in over 30 countries. Curtis Bashaw, CEO and founder of Cape Advisors, Inc. is a real estate developer in Cape May and New York, with an interest in adaptive reuse and historic preservation – e.g. Congress Hall and Virginia Hotels. He owns Beach Plum Farm, an organic farm which supplies his restaurants with locally grown, organic food. He received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Bloom is a freelance journalist who lives in Durham, NC. The Boston native enjoys covering both serious and quirky topics related to food, the environment, business and the intersection of all three. He maintains wastedfood.com and writes a monthly food column, Fork & Spoon with Jonathan Bloom (www.forkandspoonblog.blogspot.com). His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Variety, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Out New York and Boston Magazine, among others. Matthew Bruckler, III, is a fourth-generation farmer on his family’s land in Egg Harbor Township, NJ where he runs JAH’s Creation, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organic farm, NOFA -NJ certified in 2001. He grows over 150 varieties of mixed vegetables on his earth-friendly, sustainable farm. Dr. John Coonrod, Executive VP of The Hunger Project, is responsible for research, advocacy, and Hunger Project programs in South Asia and Latin America. As an expert in bottom-up, gender-focused development and decentralized local governance, he has lectured at the United Nations, Columbia University, MIT, NYU, Princeton University and the US

Amy Cotler: Author of five cookbooks, including The Locavore Way

Air Force Academy. As a leading spokesperson for the organization, he has been interviewed on BBC, CNN and NBC television. Amy Cotler is a culinary professional and farm-totable advocate. She was the founding director of Berkshire Green, an early model for local farming and advocacy. She worked on the Web Food Forum for the New York Times, is the author of five cookbooks, and has developed recipes for The Joy of Cooking. Her book, The Locavore Way: Discover the Pleasures of Fresh Locally Grown Food is a people’s solution to The Omnivore’s Dilemma, a hands-on guide to seeking out local foods. She also runs the Locavore Way blog. Julia Freedgood is American Farmland Trust’s Managing Director of Farmland & Community Initiatives. A planner, researcher, nutritionist, and activist, Julia leads AFT’s Farmland Protection and “Growing Local” programs including documenting the economic value of preserving farmland vs. the cost of development. She also oversees planning for agriculture projects to promote agriculture’s role in local and regional food systems, and the Farmland Information Center, a clearinghouse for farmland protection information that serves 70,000 people annually. Alisa Gravitz, President of Green America, has led the organization for more than 27 years. A national green economy organization, Green America (formerly Co-op America) develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on tackling climate change, building fair trading systems, stopping corporate abuse, and growing the green economy. Green America’s major events and publications include Green Festivals, the Green Business conference, National Green Pages and Real Green. Green America operates the nation’s largest green business and green consumer networks. Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of Center for Food Safety, is a public interest attorney, activist and

Andrew Kimbrell: Named one of the world’s leading visionaries by the Utne Reader

author. He has been involved in numerous areas of technology, human health and the environment. After working for eight years as the Policy Director at the Foundation for Economic Trends, Kimbrell established the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) in 1994 and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in 1997. He has been featured on The Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, Crossfire, and Good Morning America. In 1994, the Utne Reader named Kimbrell as one of the world’s leading 100 visionaries. Aaron McCargo, Jr. is a chef from Camden, NJ, and winner of the fourth season of the Food Network’s reality TV show, The Next Food Network Star. His show, Big Daddy’s House, premiered in 2008 and was ranked as the #1 “in the kitchen” weekend show. He has authored two cookbooks, Simply Done, Well Done and The Flavor of Bold. He is a spokesperson for Share Our Strength, a national non-profit with the goal of ending childhood hunger in America. William Melnick is a partner in Brand Idiomatics, a new style consultancy combining econometric based analyses with three-dimensional research techniques. He has held executive level positions at NBC, Conde Nast magazines, Merrill Lynch, and some of the largest global advertising agencies, and provided positioning, branding and business development services to major food companies. In 2008 he introduced the Consumer Context Index (CCI) using behavioral economics and social/cultural intelligence to predict long-cycle shifts in consumer outlook and behavior. Christophe Pelletier has a Master of Science degree from the Institute National Agronomique Paris-Grignon in France. He specialized in Economics and Development of Animal Production. During his studies and professional experience he was active in beef, dairy, animal feed and nutrition, pork, poultry and aquaculture. He has held positions in Scientific and Technical Support, Planning, Logistics, Quality Control, Sales & Marketing, and Plant Management,

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Rabbi Brent Spodek: Teaches extensively about spiritual approaches to Judaism and human rights and conducted business on four continents. He is the author of Future Harvests – The Next Agricultural Revolution, which explores the future of food and farming. Christina Pirello, an Emmy award-winning host of the National Public Television series Christina Cooks, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1983 and through an alternative nutritional approach was able to return fully to good health. Through her Health Education Initiative, she teaches and lectures in inner-city schools, universities, hospitals, wellness and senior centers. Her sixth book, This Crazy Vegan Life, serves as a guide to our food culture. Joel Salatin is a third-generation farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He is also the author of seven best-selling books (including Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, and Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal). His Polyface Farm has been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Gourmet magazines, and in the New York Times bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

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William Melnick: An international expert in business development and branding be fresh, delicious and wonderful for the waistline. Rabbi Brent Spodek is founding director of the Emek Project, home to deep and creative Jewish life in the Hudson Valley. He has served as director of IMPACT DC, inspiring Jewish teens to perform community service in Washington, DC, as well as the Rabbi in Residence at American Jewish World Service. He has taught extensively about spiritual approaches to justice work, Judaism and human rights. He holds rabbinic ordination and a master’s degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Randi Tomasulo, MD is medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center affiliated with AtlantiCare. She is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism with a special interest in diabetes, patient education and the important role patients can play in managing and improving their health. She trained in internal medicine at NYU and received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Michael Scipione has made an art and life of preparing deliciously healthy food. Sano, which means “healthy” in Italian, is his chef/ fresh food catering service. He is not only an expert in physical fitness, social responsibility and a leader in health conscious ingenuity, but he’s proving every day that meals can

Brooke Vosika, Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston for a record 29 years, is the Four Seasons’ most tenured chef. Brooke has a special passion for purchasing local ingredients, whether creating dishes for an intimate dinner or events exceeding 1,000 attendees. Brooke oversees menu development and food and beverage procurement for

Christina Pirello: Author and Emmy awardwinning host of the TV show Christina Cooks

Joel Salatin: His Polyface Farm in Virginia has been featured in many magazines and books


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Thank You To Our Sponsors Atlantic Cape Fisheries & Cape May Salts Daniel Cohen & Mindy Silver

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Warrington Attorneys-at-Law

John and Nancy Bailey

Bea Pessagno

Canyon Club The Weber Family

Gail Pierson Gallery Gail Elizabeth Pierson

Cape May Winery Toby and Rona Craig

Bill and Audrey Schwab

Cape Resorts Group and Beach Plum Farm Curtis Bashaw

Swain’s Ace Hardware

Sturdy Savings Bank

Barry and Ronnie Cohen

The Manse Anita Dirk

Community Foundation of New Jersey

The Montreal Inn Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille

Exit Zero Magazine 410 Bank Street and Frescos Stephen and Janet Miller Marc & Sissy Feldman Marcy Hammerschlag Ed and Teresa Henry La Mer Mr. and Mrs. Gus Andy Lisa & Mark Lippman James & Betty Moffatt

The Priester Foundation The Queen Victoria The Washington Inn The Craig Family The Whale’s Tale Chuck and Hillary Pritchard Wilsey Realty Gail Wilsey UBS Employee Giving Programs Gary and Donna Padussis St. John

Cape May Forum-Chautauqua at the Shore wishes to thank the Board of Directors for their dedication and contributions Ronnie Cohen Board Chair Ed Henry President Tom Carroll Corresponding Secretary, Chair of Board Development, and Partner Organizations Coordinator Mary Stewart Recording Secretary Jim Moffatt Treasurer Daniel Cohen Honorary Chase Jackson Chair of Programming Committee Stephen Miller Gary Padussis Chair of Fund Development Committee Bea Pessagno Gail Pierson Chair of Marketing/ Publicity Committee Hilary Pritchard Chair of Finance Committee Rick Weber Kathy Varallo Managing Director Special thanks go to our Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Kerney, and her volunteers who have made our programs possible and to Janice Brown, Marguerite Chandler, Nancy Long, Geoff Johnson, and Richmond Shreve for their outstanding

SAVE THE DATE... APRIL 21-22, 2012 2012 Chautaqua at the Shore Topic: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY


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