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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, September 22, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 33 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

For Rent: The Finest Bachelors In Cape May County

The Mermaid Guild of Cape May held their third annual King Neptune Bachelor auction this past weekend at The Rusty Nail. The event raised $20,715, all of which was donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch... more inside. Aleksey Moryakov


Like A Beacon On A Stormy Sea

It’s The Lighthouse Issue!

9/11 Memorial Ceremony At The Cove

Pages 43-50

Benton Avenue Block Party

Pages 54-61

Baker Wedding At The Grand Hotel

Pages 67-74

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The Almanac thursdAY September 22 Scattered thunderstorms


Thursday, September 22, 2011

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High Temperature: 77 Low Temperature: 67 Chance of Rain: 50% Sunrise: 6:47am Sunset: 6:57pm High Tides: 3:49am, 4:10pm Low Tides: 9:26am, 10:34pm

friDAY September 23 Showers


High Temperature: 76 Low Temperature: 63 Chance of Rain: 40% Sunrise: 6:48am Sunset: 6:56pm High Tides: 4:51am, 5:09pm Low Tides: 10:30am, 11:25am

SaturDAY September 24 Few showers


High Temperature: 74 Low Temperature: 63 Chance of Rain: 30% Sunrise: 6:49am Sunset: 6:54pm High Tides: 5:46am, 6:03pm Low Tides: 11:30am

sunDAY September 25 Showers


High Temperature: 76 Low Temperature: 64 Chance of Rain: 30% Sunrise: 6:50am Sunset: 6:53pm High Tides: 6:37am, 6:54pm Low Tides: 12:13am, 12:26pm

monDAY September 26 Mostly sunny


High Temperature: 75 Low Temperature: 62 Chance of Rain: 0% Sunrise: 6:51am Sunset: 6:51pm High Tides: 7:25am, 7:43pm Low Tides: 12:59am, 1:20pm

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

« The Old Fogey............................. Page 83

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

«Cape May Crossword.....................Page 84

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

«Activity of the Week......................Page 87

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

«Health & Beauty Guide................Page 90

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

«Adopt an Animal.........................Page 93

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

«Bird Droppings............................Page 99

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

«The Movie Column....................... Page 107

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

«The Dating Column..................... Page 109

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

«Homes of the Week......................Page 117

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

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Michael Basile, Tobi Care

Carol Felsman, Katie VanSant

Shaine, Lauren

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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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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FISH MARKET SPECIALS friday, Sept. 23 tHRU sunday, Sept. 25

Escort Susan, Bachelor Michael, Bachelor Dillon

macaroni & cheese with lobster meat $6.50/each

TAKE-OUT SPECIALS friday, Sept. 23 & saturday, Sept. 24

Appetizer Special

Oysters Rockefeller $7.95 Judy, Megan, Catherine

Fried or Broiled

crab cake PLATTER

Served with baked potato or French fries & coleslaw.


Fisherman’s Wharf, Cape May

609-884-3064 Call Ahead & We’ll Have It Waiting For You! Anne Poserina, Sharon Zettle, Robin Deweese

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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live entertainment Friday, September 23

Saturday, September 24

The Loop 5 Hour Jones Tuesday, September 27 Terrible Tuesday w/ Jon K & Mike Dempsey $2 Miller Lites

Wednesday, September 28

Karaoke w/ Jimmy J

$3 Yuengling & Yuengling Lights

Every Sunday during Football Season!

live nfl action on bigscreen tvs

35 Cent Wings & 1/2 Price Cheesesteaks


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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Renie Hober, James Sharpley

Barbara Riccolo, Peg Kucela

Wendy, Sue

Margie, Sue

Megan, Kelly

Diane Bowman, Loretta Reiss

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Harbor View


954 Ocean Drive, Cape May • (609) 884-5444 • Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday Enjoy Sushi & Cocktails on the Deck

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT [10pm - 2am] Barbara, Margie, Rene

SEPTEMBER 23 • Simple Minded Budz (Reggae Night) SEPTEMBER 24 • Star 69 SEPTEMBER 30 • Ravioli Shanker

HAPPY HOUR [3pm - 7pm]

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

EVERY THURSDAY Kelly, Sharon, Carol, Elaine

[9pm] • “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

Rich Pavese, Matt McGrail, Eddie Behrens, Kyle Kulkowitz

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/18: The Mermaid Guild’s Bachelor Auction At The Rusty Nail Modern Contemporary Cuisine Amazing Seafood, Steaks and More Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm Bill Caterini on Friday Night

photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Travis Dauria, Amanda,Shaine Meier

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

Dillon Mullock, Ginne Riken, Mike Campbell

Please call for Current Hours 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

Victoria, Alisa Marten, Tony Clark, Marya, Michele Patterson

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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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 22 Plein Air Painting At Tollgate Farm Artists are invited to come and paint in the great outdoors in the beautiful herb garden at the Tollgate Farm & Garden, located at 656 Sunset Boulevard. At 4pm there will be a reception to exhibit the artists’ work, along with light refreshments and awards for the five best paintings. All are invited to the reception. This event is free. Call the Center for Community Art at 884-7525 to register. Friday, September 23 Cape May Wine Weekend Begin on Friday with a four-course dinner at the Washington Inn, featuring wines you’ll learn about on Sunday. On Saturday, head out to Cape May Winery for a tour of the vineyard, an introduction to winemaking, and a barrel tasting. On Sunday, enjoy a wine school class at the Washington Inn and brush up on the finer points of finer wines. Cost is $135 per person. For reservations, call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts at 884-5404. Saturday, September 24 Ratatouille At The Chalfonte Hotel This animated favorite tells the tale of Remy, a country rat with culinary aspirations who soon finds himself under the restaurant of his hero – Auguste Gusteau. Remy’s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious “rat race,” turning the culinary world of Paris upside down. Presented by the Cape May Film Society at the Chalfonte. Begins at 9pm, tickets are $10. For details, call 884-8409. Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise Enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and a cash bar aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher as you tour the numerous Delaware Bay lighthouses, included nine “wave-washed” structures that can only be accessed by water. Departs at 10am from Miss Chris Marina, tickets are $99 for adults, $75 for children. To make a reservation, call Cape May Whale Watcher at 884-5445. Cape May Beachfront Run Prepare yourself for a morning jog (or walk, or sprint) all in view of the beautiful beaches of Cape May. Participants can take part in a 2-mile footrace at 8:30am or a 5-mile run at 9:15am. Registration costs $20, and gets you a commemorative T-shirt. Begins and ends at

Visit the Cape May Lighthouse this Monday. We promise, it doesn’t curve that way in real life. convention hall. For details, call the City of Cape May at 884-9565. Sunday, September 25 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 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. Monday, September 26 Cape May Lighthouse Visit the lighthouse at Cape May Point State Park and climb the 199 steps to the top for an unbeatable view. If you’re afraid of heights, try the Oil House, which contains a fully accessible visitors’ orientation center and a Museum Shop stocked with maritime accessories and memorabilia. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for

children, and the lighthouse is open from 10am to 4pm. For details, call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts at 884-5404. Tuesday, September 27 Cape May Hawk Watch Join interpretive naturalists under one of the greatest hawk migrations in North America. Flights totaling more than 1,000 hawks per day occur several times each autumn. Bring binoculars, sunglasses, sunscreen and high expectations to the Hawkwatch Platform at the Cape May Point State Park. No pre-registration. Runs from sunrise to 5pm. For details, call the Cape May Bird Observatory at 884-2736. Wednesday, September 28 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 in this play, penned by George Kaufman and Marc Connelly. Show starts at 8pm, general admission is $30, takes places at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street. Call ELTC at 884-5898.

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011


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

Try Our Mini meals Available Monday-Thursday

Nikki, Kelly, Elanie, Kelly

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

Seaside Cheese Co. Alison Bjork, Robyn Wendt, Marie Stone

CAve aged gruyere

This Swiss cow’s milk cheese is aged underground in sandstone caves for 1 year. It is a firm, smooth textured, slightly aromatic cheese with a robust, assertive flavor. 600 PARK BOULEVARD, WEST CAPE MAY • 884-8700

Theresa, Kevin, Joanne, Theresa

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

Kim, Mike Campell, Caroline, Dillon Mullock, Jill Zander

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

Gift Certificates & Gift Baskets Available

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

Kate Chadwick, Patty Faulkner, Beth Conte

Grill Nights

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

Shannon, Gina, Amanda

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Police Blotter

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wisconsin – At 9:11pm on a Wednesday, an anonymous caller reported a boy trying to get a girl into a vehicle in the 1900 block of Seventh Street South. Officers learned the two teenagers were having a snowball fight.

Classic Quotations Cape May County Historical Museum

A Story From The Past “Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.” Japanese Proverb “Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.” Charles Simic “Lighthouse: A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician.” Unknown “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” Edwin P. Whipple “Lighthouses don’t shoot cannons to call attention their shining – they just shine.” Dwight L. Moody “You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.” Arlo Guthrie

All that was definitively recorded about Captain Mey’s first visit to the area was his fondness for it, especially the climate, which was similar to his native Holland. He named the peninsula after himself, calling it ‘Cape Mey.’ It was transcribed onto charts and maps, but the ‘e’ was mistaken for an ‘a’ almost immediately. It led to many old records showing both ‘Cape May’ and ‘Cape Mey,’ though the land mass between Cape Cod and Henlopen was officially known as ‘Netherlands.’ Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

Fresnel – This lens was developed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel specifically for lighthouses. The design allows for lenses of large aperture and short focal length without the mass of material required by a lens of conventional design. It captures more oblique light, allowing lighthouses to be visible over much greater distances.

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 exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

The first lighthouse in what is now the US was built on Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor in 1716. The British blew it up in 1776. The replacement tower, from 1783, still functions as a navigation aid. Known as Boston Harbor Light, it is the only US lighthouse that is still manned.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J “To think is easy; to act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all. ” 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 spicy tuna roll. Please note: Any typos are not ours, but those of the fortune cookie manufacturers. We print them as we find them.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Ramblings From The Editors


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

ut a bunch of riled-up women in a large room with party music, wine, a few nibbles, lots of prize packages, and a gaggle of attractive, available men, and what do you get? A ton of money for an excellent cause and a rollicking good time, brought to you courtesy of the Mermaid Guild. Their 3rd Annual King Neptune Bachelor Auction was held last Sunday at the Rusty Nail, and it did not disappoint. Sixteen handsome and talented men were up for grabs (in many cases quite literally). Auction hosts Yogi Kurtz and Teresa Henry kept things moving along with their banter and exhortations for ever-higher bachelor bids. Best of all, an impressive grand total of $20,715 was raised for The Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch. The evening began with a meet-andgreet cocktail hour prior to the auction kickoff, where the gentlemen had the opportunity to work the crowd prior to taking the stage. The first bachelors we encountered, the absurdly handsome team of Dillon Mullock and Michael Campbell, were one of two double-date offerings for the evening – two-forone! Michael told us that this was too good a cause to pass up, and Dillon chimed in, “We heard something about free drinks.” Matt McGrail of Cape May Carpentry, along with accomplice Rich Pavese, was offering the service of an outside shower installation. A member of our party exclaimed: “You had me at tool belt!” We were further impressed when Matt not only produced a screwdriver on demand, but a corkscrew as well. We next spotted our own Aleksey Moryakov, lucky Bachelor #9, doing his thing capturing shots of the crowd. Aleks

proved to be a huge crowd-pleaser once he took the stage, by the way, and we couldn’t help but notice a pretty blonde woman fairly screaming at him, “Show your abs!” The auction actually kicked off with a bang when Bachelor #1, Tom Cupp, busted some serious moves. Other crowd-pleasers (they were all crowd-pleasers) included actor Michael Basile, an NYC firefighter by day and an actor by night, currently appearing in Cape May Stage’s production of The Woolgather. Next up was dashing local entrepreneur Bill Smedile, then Old Grange chef/ owner Tony Clark. Our friend from Westside Market, Shaine Meier, hit the stage next; Shaine had confided in us earlier that this event was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done – it makes running for city council look easy,” so kudos to him because he handled himself like a pro. Next up, surfer Travis Dauria, who told us that his neighbor had talked him into doing the auction, and then said, “I’m not scared, but that’s because of the free drinks.” Seemed to be a recurring theme… Realtor Chris Bezaire took the stage next, offering a sunset cruise on his boat, oysters and wine

at the Washington Inn, and dinner at the restaurant of the winner’s choice. Kevin Celli, partner at Natali Vineyards, was an excellent follow-up, and a member of our group noted that he “has such a sexy voice.” The second double-date of the evening was the adorable duo of Kyle Kulkowitz and Eddie Behrens. They were followed by charming LCMR teacher Ed Kraemer, and the evening ended with Washington Inn sommelier James Sharpley, who whipped the crowd into an absolute frenzy. There were also two dates auctioned in absentia – a three-day workshop with artist Stan Sperlak and a fivecourse dinner for six with Geoff Johnson of Copper Fish. The biggest bidder of the evening was Eileen Matarazzo, who snagged not only Tony Clark but James Sharpley. Oh, and the prizes! We spotted Inkwell’s Heidi Cummings policing the raffle gift bags. There was a dizzying array of options, everything from a beach buggy, courtesy of Swain’s, to a necklace by Janet Payne to gift certificates for everything from pizza at Panico’s to services at Sea Spa. Among the many hard-working Mermaids we spotted were Kate Papale from Kate’s Flowers, Catherine Walton from Weddings By The Sea, Judy Heany of Balance, and our buddy Renie Hober, who showed us that one pocket of her apron held raffle tickets, the other a cold beer – a true multi-tasker. Of course, the tireless Pat Jackson and Sue Lotozo, ringleaders of this circus, were everywhere. Sue told us that she credits the success of the auction to our own Jack Wright, saying “We owe such a debt of gratitude to him. He believed in it, he had the right attitude, and he really set the tone for our success.” Congratulations all around for a job well done.

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

NJ Restaurant Week 2 course Lunch $17 • 3 course Dinner $35

Live Music - No Cover Thursday, Sept. 22 • barry tischler • 7 - 10

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

Friday, Sept. 23 • geno white duo • 7 - 10


Sun., Sept 25 • Open Mic w/ Tom Werkheiser • 7PM

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

Sat., Sept. 24 • class act • 7 - 10 Wednesday, September 28 • Blondage • 7 - 10


19 Jackson Street, Cape May 884-5970 -

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Edie Vito, Krystina Kennedy

Debbie Fairman, MaryAnn McCool

Ginny Kondrat, Riane Smith

RoseAnn, Dona

Pam, Donna

Charmaine, Lisa

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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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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How’s It Going Over At Convention Hall?

Our weekly photo update keeps you posted on the construction of this much-anticipated project

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at 7 ocean

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

Early Dinners 5:30 - 6:15pm

Reserve Now for Special Events!

Beach Avenue & Howard Street at the Hotel Macomber (609) 884 8811

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

Scotch Tasting Dinner

Saturday, September 24 @ 6pm 4-course meal with pairings $75 per person

Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore Reservations a must!

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

The Pointer Girls

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching a beautiful fall sunset!

Open Weekends Jackie Woloszyn, Alisa Martin, Tony Clark

Fridays at 4pm for Dinner Open Saturday and Sunday Lunch from 12 noon Dinner at 4pm Live Music on Saturday Night

ann oswald 5:30-9:30pm

Katie VanSant, Molly Palmer, Carol Felsman

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Ed Kraemer, Tracey Martin



11:19 AM

Sandy Montano, Andrew Skilton

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James and friend

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Take your pick...

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

Rio Grande Center Shopping Mall • 609-889-2000

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Dinner Nightly from 5pm

Reserve Your Private Party

Ruth Arbel, Barabra Ridgeway, Kathie Elliott

Sue McDevitt, Sharon, Martie

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

Dillon Mullock, Kelly Gillin-Schwartz, Michael Campbell

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Latin night

Wednesdays Starting Sept. 28

Auctioning off Matt and Rich

Latin Dancing Live Salsa Band Tapas Menu $5 Mojitos

jazz night Thursdays 7-11pm Live Jazz Entertainment

Price Fixe Fridays Victoria Clayton

Fridays 5:30-10pm

$35 Price Fixe Menu includes Appetizer, Entree & Dessert Ann Oswald Live from 6:30 Select Bottles of Wine Half Off!

Mark your calendar to spend Halloween with us! THE OCEAN CLUB HOTEL

1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204 609.884.7000 • Shaine Meier

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant



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


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

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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The Keeper Of The Light


The tumultuous history of Cape May’s lighthouses... by Ben Miller

he Cape May Lighthouse has guided sailors for more than 180 years. The tower seen todayhas only been in place since 1859. Prior to that, two other lighthouses helped ships navigate. What is believed to be the first lighthouse was built in 1823 and rose to a height of 68 feet – the present lighthouse is 157 feet tall. There’s been some debate as to whether the 1823 tower was the first. Public records show a land purchase in 1785, with a notation that the land was to be used for a beacon. An advertisement that appeared in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1801 also spoke of the “… confluence of Delaware Bay with the ocean, in sight of the lighthouse…” Supporters of this notion have claimed that President George Washington spoke to Congress about the issue in 1790. However, President Washington’s speech, recounted in a 1791 edition of Clay Poole’s Daily Advertiser, debunks the idea. While it’s true the president mentioned erecting a lighthouse on Cape Island, he was referencing a message received from the governor of North Carolina. The General Assembly of that state enacted a plan to build two lighthouses, including one on ‘Cape Island.’ Further research has revealed that the first Cape Hatteras lighthouse in North Carolina was constructed between 1799 and 1802. The US government officially recognizes Cape May’s 1823 lighthouse as the first and has pointed to a 1790 report by former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, that indicates there was no lighthouse in Cape May. In hindsight, the 1823 lighthouse was constructed a little too close to the water. Due to a series of brutal storms, the land was eroded from beneath it by the Atlantic Ocean. A second beacon was built as a replacement in 1847. In what would prove to be a bad decision, it was hastily constructed to be placed into service quickly. The tower was placed further inland and stood 78 feet tall. The extra elevation made it more visible to the sailors. The builders employed a level of urgency, which meant that corners were cut in the construction. Mainly, the tower walls were not as thick as they should have been and the entire structure soon became unstable. As a result, the United States Lighthouse Service built a third tower only 12 years later. This third building is the one that stands

Postcards have depicted Cape May’s current lighthouse since it was built in 1859 Don Pocher at Cape May Point today. Construction began in 1857 and was completed in 1859. It was built much differently than the previous two. The third lighthouse was erected with two separate walls to increase the stability and longevity of the structure. It was also designed to endure winds more powerful than those of a major hurricane, thanks to a design that called for the outside wall to taper as the height increased. It measures almost four feet thick at the bottom and 18 inches thick at the top. The inside wall is just under nine inches thick from top

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Climb The Lighthouse The lighthouse is open to the public seven days a week. Sunday: 10am-5pm, Monday-Thursday: 10am-4pm, and Friday and Saturday: 10am-6pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Trolley Tours MAC offers a variety of trolley tours, many – like “Welcome to Cape May” and “Ghosts of the Lighthouse” – make stops at the light. Call 884-5404 or visit CapeMayMAC. org for more information. Friends Of The Lighthouse This group to helps raise awareness of the historic significance and value of this Guardian of the Sea. As a Friend, you and your family receive• free admission, invitations to special programs and a 10% discount on items purchased at the light, among other benefits.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chart a course for...

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

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

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

That last piece of the old beacon was crushed in the 1962 nor’easter and eventually succumbed to the encroaching sea Cape May Point State Park

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to bottom and supports the spiral staircase. The lighthouse was built by a man who would go on to shape the course of American history. Long before he led the Union Army at Gettysburg, Major General George Meade managed the lighthouse’s construction. The third lighthouse’s lamps were first lit on Halloween night, 1859, sending a white beam of light out into the darkness every 30 seconds. The lanterns were kept burning by whale oil and tended by professional keepers. The men who kept the Cape May light going were employed by the government and lived with their families in the adjacent quarters. In 1938 a change was made in the lighthouse operation that made the keeper virtually obsolete. The beacon was eventually converted to electric, with a 250watt bulb installed that had the ability to cast a beam up to 19 miles at sea. One year later, in 1939, the coast guard took control of the nation’s lighthouses. The electric bulbs burned in the tower until 1941, when the entire coast was ordered to go dark in an effort to confuse enemy ships and prevent a surprise night landing by invading armies during WWII. In 1946, operations resumed in the lighthouse. The original lens was removed and replaced with a modern rotating lens. The 250-watt bulb was also replaced with a powerful 1000-

watt light. The coast guard completely automated the lighthouse and with the new system in place, the beacon flashed in a continuous 15-second pattern. The lighthouse sat solitary for more than 40 years, until an arrangement was made to restore the structure and open it to the public thanks to the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. MAC began leasing the structure from the coast guard in 1986 and petitioned the government for grants to aid the restoration. They worked with a number of agencies to acquire money (including more than $2,000,000 in grants) and have overseen all restoration work at the lighthouse. To make the process even smoother, the coast guard officially sold the beacon to the State of New Jersey in 1992. Now that the lighthouse is once again in great shape and looking beautiful in the original daymark (the red-and-beige color pattern on the outside), MAC offers daily tours to the general public. Visitors are able to climb 199 steps of the old spiral staircase to the top and catch the same inspiring views of the Cape May coastline that greeted lighthouse keepers 150 years ago. Ben Miller is the author of The First Resort, Exit Zero’s best-selling coffee table book that tells the complete history of Cape May from discovery to modern day. The book can be purchased by visiting the Exit Zero Store and Gallery at 109 Sunset Boulevard or online at

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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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 oceanfront porch and enjoy a cocktail!

Meals served

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Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

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

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

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,

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

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




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

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

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




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

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

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

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


$15-$28 Cards: V, MC




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.

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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




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!

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




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

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

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




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

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


Cards: V, MC, AE, D

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/18: The Mermaid Guild’s Bachelor Auction At The Rusty Nail

Pat, Sue

Nancy, Heather

Lorie, Joanne

Jackie, Matt

Margo, Bill

Commander Zander

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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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.


Cards: V,MC,AE,D




Cabanas 429 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-4800

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

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




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

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


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




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

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

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




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

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


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




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.

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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!


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

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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.


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




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

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


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




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

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

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$4-$18 Cards: V, MC




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.

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

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


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




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

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Exit Zero Random Gift Certificate Giveaway



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

The Talent has been Awesome!

Saturdays Barry • 9pm SUNDAYS Barry • 4-6pm tuesdays

mike kearns • 8pm


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

Early Bird Dinners

| Kids’ Menu | | Great Veggie Dishes | | Charming Patio | | Delicious Desserts |

Wednesday Family Friendly Trivia Night - 8pm

“BEST MEXICAN” by NJ Monthly for the past 6 Years!

Monday thru Thursday 4-6pm


“BEST of the SHORE” Philadelphia Magazine 2006 “EXCELLENT” — AC Press 2005

Carpenter’s Square Mall Cape May | 898-7750


Every week our photographer Danielle O’Neal roams the streets of Cape May on a mission... to give away a $50 gift certificate to spend at a local business. But it’s not quite THAT easy – first, the lucky recipient has to answer three questions related to our issue theme, which this week is all about lighthouses. This week’s winner is Jaroslava Koprivova, 54, an accountant from the Czech Republic. We found Jaroslava strolling the Washington Street Mall. Here are her answers to our piercing questions: How many steps are in the Cape May Lighthouse? 138 Who looks after a lighthouse? The lighthouse keeper The oil of what marine mammal was used as fuel in early lighthouses? A whale Jaroslava wins a $25 gift certificate to A Place On Earth for answering our questions. Congratulations and enjoy! PHOTOGRAPH BY Danielle o’neal

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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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,

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


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





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

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


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




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

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

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






harbor view 954 Ocean Drive 884-5444,

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

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$6-$30 Cards: V, MC




HARPooN HENRY’S Beach Drive & Browning, (609) 886-5529,

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!

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




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

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

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




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

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






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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


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



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

Nikolay, 25, Bulgaria. Top by Everlast, pants by Umbro, footwear by Nike, watch by Armani.

Ekaterina Arnavdova, 22, Bulgaria. Top from American Eagle, pants from Aeropostale, footwear by Michael Antonio, sunglasses from 5 Below.

Joe Hudak, 63, irrigation contractor, Dallas, PA. Shirt by Deadliest Catch, shorts by Chaps, footwear by Tommy Hilfiger, hat from Cape May.

Zuzana Koprivova, 28, assistant CEO, Czech Republic. Top by New Look, pants from Zara, footwear by Rieker, jewelry by Storm, bag by Carpisa, scarf from H&M.

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

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


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 September 1 issue Clip Art answer: Page 24 - Pilot House Ad FAKE AD answer: Page 122 - Cursed Football Ad

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

No gift certificates exchanges please... Give it to a friend if you don’t want it!

Actual Size Shown Here:

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

When you find the answer(s)... enter by one of these ways: 1. E-mail your name and address along with the answer to: 2. Mail us your name, address, and answer on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper to: Exit Zero Publishing, 109 Sunset Boulevard, Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Entries Deadline Date: Tuesday, October 4. Draw Date: Wednesday, October 5 One entry per address or email address. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

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

CONTEST WINNERS September 1 issue Clip Art WinnerS Max Grupp • Patricia Stone Vickie Pais FAKE AD WINNERS: Anthony Bruno • Donna Cooper Patty Lapre

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

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Food for kids?

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

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

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




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

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

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


For tables of eight or more


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

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

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




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

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


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




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

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

B, D

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




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

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


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




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

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


BAR Cards: V, MC, D, AE




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

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


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

Liquor Store



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

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

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




oyster bay 615 Lafayette Street (609) 884-2111

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


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




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

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


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





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

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

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





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.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/18: The Mermaid Guild’s Bachelor Auction At The Rusty Nail

Rylee Gould, Anne Snow

Tom Cupp

Michael Basile

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

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

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




seasalt 1035 Beach Avenue • (609) 884-7000

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


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




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

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

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

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

L, D

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




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

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

L, D

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




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

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

B, L, D

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




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

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

L, D

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




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

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

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




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

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WASHINGTON INN 801 Washington Avenue (609) 884-5697

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


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




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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/18: The Mermaid Guild’s Bachelor Auction At The Rusty Nail

PHOTOGRAPH 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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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/18: The Mermaid Guild’s Bachelor Auction At The Rusty Nail photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Megan Gillin-Schwartz, Genie Bliss, Nancy Granick, Jilline Zander

Dawn, Amanda, Katie

Nancy, Michael, Heather

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/18: The Mermaid Guild’s Bachelor Auction At The Rusty Nail

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

photographS by Aleksey moryakov




BREAKFAST & LUNCH * Full Breakfast Menu

Homemade Muffins, Pancakes & Omelettes

Hannah Nelson, Julia Piacentine

* 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



















Tony Clark being auctioned off





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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/11: Mina’s Baby Shower At The Grand Hotel

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

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/4: Making Marinara From Scratch In North Cape May


We got a hot tip from a neighbor of Gino Crincoli’s that quite the enterprise was being undertaken by the Crincoli family over Labor Day weekend. Apparently every year at this time, the entire family descends from North Jersey to Gino’s nephew’s home, across the street from his own on Winslow Avenue in North Cape May, and sets up shop in the yard and garage, where they set about making and jarring a LOT of marinara sauce for the coming winter. As in two days of labor and sixty bushels of tomatoes worth of sauce, enough for the whole family to cover their pasta until the Jersey tomatoes return again next summer. Neighbor Dottie Bender reports, “I have never seen anything like it - they have an assembly line in the garage, chopping, cooking, and putting it in jars - it’s amazing.” And Gino tells us that it is only the men in the family who are put to work on this project - we’re guessing the women do the supervising.

Mark Genovese, Joe Brescia, Gino Crincoli, Chris Sheridan, Alec Cameron PHOTOGRAPH BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

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


Delicious Baby Back Ribs at the Bar!

894 Third Ave., Cape May • 884-8980


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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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/3: A Saturday Night In Congress Hall’s Brown Room Around 9pm

Susan and Mark Ansberry

Rusty and Karen Cassway

Lance and Heather Heft

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

Execuive Chef Carl Messick 26 Food 27 Decor 25 Service

Oceanfront Dining Every Evening

serving the Finest seasonal fare, expertly prepared. Three Course Prix Fixe Menu $40 5:30 - 6:30* 1301 Beach Avenue

609.884.9090 •

*Last seating seating 6:30. 6:30. Available Available Sunday-Thursday Sunday-Thursday *Last

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

“What a wonderful meal! The lobster risotto was absolutely delicious.” ~ Stella and Wendell, Maplewood, N J

9/3: A Saturday Night In Congress Hall’s Brown Room Around 9pm photographS by Aleksey moryakov

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

Dinner Nightly from 5pm

Bill Boyle, Lisa Gormley

322 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 884-9119 •

Linda Fusco, Tony Fusco, Lisa Thackray, Jim Thackray, Ryan Fales, Carissa Fox

Eric, Buzz, Gene

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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The column where anonymous gasbags have their say! Why do they call them “lighthouses?” They are not so much of a house but a tall skinny pole that you can climb inside. – Erma

Birding not your forte?


Over here, stupid!

Cape May should build a lightmansion instead of only a lighthouse to help lure tourists to the area! – Cape May *** ***

Cape May should replace those vinyl lighthouse thingies with lighthou... oh wait, that is what they already are! – Cape May

If it ever floods I am going to go to the top of the lighthouse! – Cape May



Why is it called the Cape May Lighthouse when it is really in Cape May Point? – Cape May “trying to make a” Point

Just for the record, I like treehouses better than lighthouses. – Cape May



I’d imagine that lighthouses are actually quite heavy. – Erma

But I do like lighthouses better than outhouses. – Cape May again



I read that the Cape May Lighthouse has 199 steps... why couldn’t they just have made it 200 for Pete’s sake? And who is Pete, anyway? – Cape May

Ken and Sharon probably like bird houses better! – West Cape May, Chattel House Village

*** In order to help lower gas prices, I suggest that the lighthouse go back to using whale blubber to light it up. – Erma *** You know what would be really cool? If they attached a zip line to the top of the lighthouse and made it land on the beach! – Town Bank *** I always thought that the lighthouse was a missle waiting to be fired at an enemy! Oh well, learn something everyday. – West Cape May

*** but I like the Lobster House best of all! – Cape May again *** I’ve decided that I want to be the lighthouse keeper for the free place to live... How do I go about getting that job? – Villas *** I wish that I could fish from the top of the lighthouse. Damn rules and regulations! – Cape May Point *** When is the lighthouse going to go green and start using solar power to light itself up? – Cape May Point

Catch the Early Bird & Night Owl at The Merionit’s guaranteed! Dinner and Cocktails from 5 p.m. Live piano music from 5:30 p.m.




(closed Mon.-Wed. from Oct. 10)






(Jazz Trio moves to Thursdays after 10/9)

Early Bird/Night Owl Prix Fixe Specials

$16.95 two courses; $18.95 three courses before 5:30 or after 8:30 (9:30 on Sat.) Full Bar Onsite Parking Kids’ Menu 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Ave., Cape May Reservations: 609-884-8363, or make reservations online at

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/3: A Saturday Night In Congress Hall’s Brown Room Around 9pm

Don and Pat

Denise Higgins, Cathy Patten

Kim, Betty

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

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 •

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony At The Cove

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

Last Day for ‘Dogs Jackson Street Fair Saturday October 1

Jackson Street at Beach (609) 884-8388

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Thursday, September 22, 2011


Enjoy breakfast or lunch on our new outside patio!

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony At The Cove

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

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

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony At The Cove

Mike and ML Hayko

Kitty and Carolyn Jacobs

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

Asian, Japanese & THAI Cuisine | Sushi Bar

Lunch | Dinner | Take-out | Reservations Available

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

Cannot combine with any other offer Offer expires September 22, 2011

Where the Locals Eat Sushi! Manhattan Style Sushi!

Authentic Italian Cuisine

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

Find Us on Facebook!

Ask About Delivery! OPEN 7 DAYS: Mon-Thur 11am-10:30pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 12noon-10pm

PH 609-770-7773 1500 Route 47 South, #E1E2, Rio Grande NJ in the ShopRite Shopping Center, next to Dollar Tree

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony At The Cove photographS by Aleksey moryakov

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 John and Mary Van, Lydia, Caroline and Brianne Inderwies

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)


The Golden, Sekela, Salinsky, Calahan, God Bless America Crew


Buttermilk Flapjacks OJ or Coffee Bacon (2) or Saus. (1)


Texas French Toast

Breakfast Burrito

Bacon (2) or Saus. (1) OJ or Coffee

Scrambled eggs, cheese, black beans and salsa, OJ or Coffee


Dinner Special

2 Eggs, 2 Buttermilk Flapjacks, OJ or Coffee

Buy 1 Entree Get One Half Off 5-6pm

No substitutions. Not good with any other offers. Cape May Only

2 Local Cafes to Serve You!

...on Broadway 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) Scott and Bud Swain

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony At The Cove

Fire Department

Armed Forces

Police Department

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

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



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 •

Get this

Wine Bag


10% OFF

plus with any 6 bottle wine purchase and this AD! While supplies last 202 JACKSON STREET CAPE MAY • 884-8488

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony At The Cove

Shirley Stiles

Mayor Ed Mahaney

George and Jodie Hyland

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony At The Cove photographS by Aleksey moryakov


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


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


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


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

THURSDAY NIGHT - 9PM “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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/3: Think Pink At Cape May Stage

Cape May Stage, through their “Think Pink” campaign, encouraged all patrons to wear pink to performances and receive a $5 coupon to any future show this season. The Think Pink promotion was part of a campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer early detection. Although the significance is lost in this black-andwhite photo, we promise the audience members captured in this photo are all wearing pink.

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


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

Sponsored by

Cape May Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 3495 and Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

Uncle Bill’s

at UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE HOUSE Beach Avenue & Perry Street, Cape May

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


Friday, September 23rd, 4:30-8pm FREE DELIVERY TO CAPE MAY CITY

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meet The Blacks


Jasmine, Colleen, Dakota, Keaton and Jason Black (Exit Zero’s Advertising Manager) in their backyard on a beautiful September evening. PHOTOGRAPHS PHOTOGRAPH BY BY Aleksey Aleksey Moryakov... Moryakov... TO TO ORDER ORDER COPIES, COPIES, PLEASE PLEASE CALL CALL (609) (609) 770-8479 770-8479


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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/17: Around The Town On Jackson Street

Will Knapp, Kim Arters, Clint Wetzel PHOTOGRAPHS PHOTOGRAPH BY BY Aleksey Aleksey Moryakov... Moryakov... TO TO ORDER ORDER COPIES, COPIES, PLEASE PLEASE CALL CALL (609) (609) 770-8479 770-8479

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

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

Here’s more to like....

10% OFF

Just tell your server you saw this ad!

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


For reservations ... 609-884-5111

Carriage House at the Physick Estate

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


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/3: Block Party On The 900 Block Of Benton Avenue

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

Free Tree Seminar

West Cape May Borough Hall Saturday, September 24th - 11am-12:30pm

Learn from the experts how to maintain your trees and make them safer for you and your family. Also learn about the best plants and trees to plant locally. Presented by the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission and authorized by the NJ Shade Tree Federation. Find out more information on Facebook at Friends of Wilbraham Park. The West Cape May Shade Tree Commission helps to protect the tree canopy in West Cape May and also maintains Wilbraham Park.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/3: Block Party On The 900 Block Of Benton Avenue photographS by Aleksey moryakov

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

patricia jackson jewelers 414 Bank Street, Cape May • (609) 884-0323 • Open Thur., Fri., Sat. & Mon. 11-6; Sunday 12-5

Tea by the Sea Phyllis Brady, Barabra Pour, Jim and Marge Faber, Ellie, John and Art Dormann

We Carry... Lighthouse Teapots Lighthouse Teacups Lighthouse Tea Lighthouse Wine Stoppers & Many Other Lighthouse Items! (609) 898-4TEA 405 W. Perry Street, Cape May

One Stop Shopping

For All Your Household Needs! Exit 151

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


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/3: Block Party On The 900 Block Of Benton Avenue photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Carol Marino, Pete Marino, Liz and Scott Duffy, Erling andNanette Berg 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!!!

Benton Avenue Kids

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 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

Lucy Demo, Mark Demo, Amy Nadell, Jordan Nadell

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Customer Service


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

know a woman who is never satisfied. She wanted a career in the entertainment industry; she got it. She wanted a house; she bought it. She wanted blonde hair; she dyed it. She wanted a husband; she snagged him. She wanted a baby; she had him. And now? She isn’t sure she wants any of it. Perhaps, she thinks, she should start over, get herself a new career, an apartment, a wig, a lover, a new life. She isn’t happy, at least not all of the time. And what is the point of life, she says, if not to be happy? I used to be the same way. I wasn’t happy pushing Fudge Kitchen samples or making cappuccinos, so I quit, determined to start over. I tried on jobs like I try on shoes at Casale’s. I eventually fell into waitressing, and I wasn’t happy doing that, either, at least not all of the time. I wanted to move on to something better, something more important. When my guests asked me what I want to be when I grow up (because when you’re a waitress, people never seem to stop asking this question), I’d tell them: I don’t know, but I know one thing is certain

– this little stint taking dinner orders is just a stop-gap job on my way to something else. Something different. Something that’s going to make me sublimely happy all of the time. But, as you can imagine, it didn’t take long for waitressing to knock that notion right out of my head. If serving has taught me anything, it’s that no one is happy all of the time. Enjoying a meal where I work takes approximately two hours, and that’s a lot of time for things to go wrong. The table you requested might be occupied. Your favorite entrée might be sold out. The air conditioning unit might leak into your soup. Your server might bring you peas instead of car-

rots. No meal goes by without a hitch, just as no life goes by without a hitch. If you’re lucky, you leave feeling happy enough. But happy all of the time? That’s like expecting the best table on a Saturday night without a reservation. It just ain’t happening. Finding happiness, I think, is a lot like stumbling across that great hole-in-thewall restaurant you never knew existed; you find it when you’re not even looking. If you go chasing after a five-star experience because you read a bunch of reviews saying it exists, you’re simply setting yourself up for disappointment. But if you learn to enjoy those sub-par meals or those lousy jobs for what they really, it will help you appreciate the five-star experiences when they do come around. In the meantime, I’m going to save you the trouble of asking me, the next time you come in for dinner, what I’d like to be when I grow up. Really, folks, I am pushing 26; my days of wanting to be a unicorn tamer are over. Now, I want something even cooler, and apparently just as rare. I want to be content.

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 •

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

Matt Lively - New Work Paintings and Pen & Ink

We welcome Matt Lively back to Cape May with a new show of paintings and some very original prints. The Lively imagination is always hard at work, and this collection will intrigue both the Lively collector and the newcomer. 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.


658 Washington Street | Cape May | 609.884.2585 |

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Lighthouse Must-Haves

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

Bird House From Bird House Of Cape May

Pillow From Bird House Of Cape May

Tote Bag From Donna’s Hallmark

Even our feathered friends need a port in the storm. Let this lovely lighthouse from our buddies at the Bird House of Cape May serve as a haven in your yard – or an accent in your house! Two sizes – the larger one, pictured, is about 24” tall and sells for $70, the smaller one is around 18,” and is $50. 109 Sunset Boulevard, Suite A, 609-898-8871,

You say this tapestry pillow reminds you of a painting? There’s a reason for that! It’s based on a painting by C. Barry Hills, prints of which are also available at the Bird House. The pillow is $32, a small framed print is $50, and a large is $85. Or, get a small unframed one for $25. 109 Sunset Boulevard, Suite A, 609-898-8871,

Who doesn’t need a tote bag when spending time at the shore, we ask you? This sturdy canvas one from Donna’s fits the bill – toss anything in and off you go. Plus it has a beautiful and colorful design that will always remind you of Cape May, no matter how far you should wander. And it’s yours for a mere $18.95! 401 Washington Street, 609884-0555.

Lighthouse Bingo From Whale’s Tale

Spot of Tea From Tea By The Sea

EZ Original Logo Apparel From Exit Zero

The ultimate seashore rainy-day activity is yours, brought to you by our friends at Whale’s Tale in the form of Lighthouse Bingo by Lucy Hammett Games. It’s easy and fun, and how else can you keep 4-6 people occupied at the bargain-basement price of $16? Don’t answer that. 312 Washington Street, 609-884-4808,

How about a spot of lighthouse tea from Metropolitan Tea Company? You can pour it out of your china lighthouse teapot while you sit back and admire your lighthouse salt and pepper shakers, all courtesy of our friends at Tea By The Sea. The tea sells for $6.95, the pot goes for $29.95, and the shakers are $9.95. 405 West Perry, 609-898-4832, www.

There is no “I” in lighthouse. Wait a minute, yes there is. What we really mean to say is there is a “lighthouse” where the “I” should be in our Exit Zero original logo tees, sweatshirts and hoodies, polo shirts and baseball caps. Lighthouse art, too! Pop in to our Store, Gallery and Global Headquarters and get your EZ on. 109 Sunset Boulevard, Suite D, 609770-8479.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011




Exit Zero Line of Tees, Sweats, Hats, Bags


Global hq

Cape Mayniac Line of Tees, Sweats, Hats, Bags

109 Sunset Blvd [across from Shell Gas] Open DAILY FROM 10am-5pm! (609) 770-8479 «

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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WANTED: Lighthouse Keeper for Cape May

Debbie & Mike Downes

Cape Winds

Florist & Gift Shop

860 Broadway (Broadway & Stimpson Lane) West Cape May NJ 08204 609-884-1865 • 609-884-2602 Fax email:

Johanne Wood, Dianne Riehl, Rob Riehl, Pat Brady Kevin Supka, Terri Supka

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be an official lighthouse keeper in our fair city. You will stay rent-free, the only condition of employment being that you agree to occupy the lighthouse alone for fixed periods of 364 days at a time (Dec 25 is a holiday) without leaving the building at all, to ensure shipping safety. Call (609) 770-8479 and say “I am mentally stable enough for this job.”

Happy 40th birthday!!

Mike Connolly & Mike Porter

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

Smurfs • Ugly Dolls Puppets • Cute!

Mayor Jim Brady, Vice Mayor Peter Marino

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 Tom and Rose Checket, Carol Marino

under new management!

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011


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:

The Italian Garden

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!

(609) 884-2300 • 510 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May

Flower 's

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Cape May Sports Memorabilia

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(609) 884-6181 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May

your neighborhood florist for 27 years!

FIBER ARTS YARN SHOP 315 Ocean Street, Cape May Washington Commons Cape May, NJ 08204


Fall Classes!

Jill, Ronny, Dasha at Cape May Fish Market

18 new classes, beginners to advanced Stop in the shop or call for details Exceptional Yarns and Accessories Instruction with Purchase Knitting Machine & Spinning Wheels too!

Open 7 Days and Free Parking

Out-of-this-world Bath Products Callum, Deven

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

Dennis Carey

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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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!

DON’T MISS THIS UPCOMING Book Signing Saturday, October 8 11am to 2pm Carriage House Tea Room Emlen Physick Estate Buy the book online at

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Around The Avenues And Alleyways Of Cool Cape May photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Whipped Creamy Fudge Premium Chocolates Saltwater Taffy Hand Dipped Ice Cream Delicious Confections for All Occasions!

It’s Here!!!

Rita, Chris

Our Delicious Pumpkin Pie Fudge The Most Delicious Fudge You’ll Ever Enjoy!

Stop In and Try a Sample. Check Us Out on Facebook!

Newly engaged couple Andreea Leaha and Stefan Denes

We Mail Anywhere in The World!

Call 1-800-23-FUDGE Shop online at:

Open Every Day in Cape May on The Washington Street Mall & on The Promenade Connor, Jackson, Martha, Brody, Devon

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weddings by the Sea 139 Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-7900

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

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

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

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

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Jason and Amy Baker

Amy and Tom Dubois

Mike and Karen Zimmerman

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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BAY SPRINGS FARM Celebrating National Alpaca Farm Days September 24 & 25, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/9: Wedding Of Jason Baker And Amy Zimmerman At The Grand photographS by Aleksey moryakov

• Learn about raising & breeding alpacas. • Spinning demonstrations • 11am-1pm each day • Shop in our farm store for alpaca yarn, fleece and quality alpaca products.

PEN SALE: SAVE 20% - 30% on all alpacas Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10-4 Where: Bay Springs Farm 542 New England Rd. Come visit our Cape May, NJ 08204 beautiful alpacas and Ph. 609-884-0563 shop at our farm store.

Jim Valentine, Shellie Valentine, Mike Zimmerman We have...

Tracey Kita, Jason Baker, Kim Bishop, Amy Baker

Ron, Ida, Ivan

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Patty, Jason, Amy, Bill

Estate Jewelry • Antiques • Collectibles

We Buy Gold & Silver!

The Gang

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

Kelly O’Brien-Baker, Fred Baker, Arlene Baker, Father Chris

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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The Answer Lady


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 Dear Answer Lady My fiancée and I recently broke it off. Well, to be exact, I broke it off with her – but I really just wasn’t ready. I feel like a jerk asking this question, but shouldn’t I get the ring back? – Back to Bachelor Dear Bachelor Oh, dear – this is a complicated question, with both legal and ethical ramifications, and the Answer Lady is not an attorney, although she is somewhat brighter and of better moral character than many attorneys she has known. She can only offer friendly advice, not legal advice. Your ex is probably reeling, depending upon the circumstances of the termination of your engagement. It may not even have occurred to her (yet) to hand over the ring; this is assuming, of course, that she didn’t immediately flush it down the nearest toilet. If the ring belonged

Wise answers to perplexing questions

to your great-grandma Edna and you wish to give it to your NEXT fiancée, certainly you are within your rights to politely ask for its return, and if she is a civilized lady, she will promptly return it. However, if she considers it a gift (and by the way, if you gave it to her on Christmas or her birthday, it could be considered as such), she may choose not to return it, and then you have to decide if you want to pursue the matter via the courts. This sounds to the Answer Lady like an invitation to bad karma – perhaps instead you can look

at this as an investment in a life lesson. Better to have lost some money in order to have dodged a bullet, in this case figuratively and possibly literally. Dear Answer Lady I finally dumped my no-good husband, but I don’t know what to do about my wedding band and engagement ring, both of which sport some impressive diamonds. They are beautiful, but bring back unpleasant memories. I don’t need the money, so don’t want to sell them on eBay or anything, but I don’t really wear them either. What should I do with them? – Single Sally Dear Sally Just because you don’t need the money doesn’t mean others in need could not benefit from your good fortune. Sell your jewelry and donate the money to a worthy cause – a women’s shelter, perhaps, or the FoodBank of Southern New Jersey. Or take it to a local jeweler to see if they’re able to repurpose your gems, resetting them into something new – earrings or a bracelet, perhaps. This way you can keep the bling and ditch the memories.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Ann and Dekon Foshaw, Tony and Donna Franco, Artie and Dora Treon, Tracey Kita,Tori, Dana, Kimmy PHOTOGRAPH BY Aleksey Moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

Exclusive Local Headquarters Exclusive Local Headquarters


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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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/9: Wedding Of Jason Baker And Amy Zimmerman At The Grand Hotel

Mark and Dawn Zimmerman

Heather, Keri

Michelle, John

Michelle, Rocky

Mario, Christa

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

Select Jewelry on Sale 25% OFF including Holly Yashi! Save the Date! Father Christmas will be here Saturday, October 8th!

New store hours for Whale’s Tale and Splash! Whale’s Tale Sunday - Thursday 10am-9pm Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm Splash Sunday - Thursday 10am-5:30pm Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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9/11: Revolutionary War Encampment At Historic Cold Spring Village

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




Feature of the Week

Emerald Necklace 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

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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 ( 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 2 Captains Court, Cape May NJ 08204 609-780-1986

6th Annual LIFE ROLLS ON East Coast Golf Tournament Sponsor Opportunities Still Available! Golfers are encouraged to show up, even if they don’t have a foursome. Come meet new people and support a worthy cause!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 1:30pm Shotgun start at Cape May National Golf Course

Individual, foursomes &sponsorships available.

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 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


ge is just a number, right? Sure, I may be old enough to have watched The Brady Bunch when it originally aired, and to have listened to 8-tracks, but I also keep up with all the new stuff, like “the facebook” and “the twitter.” And if you count my various surgical reconstructions, there are several parts of me that haven’t even hit puberty yet. So age shouldn’t matter. And if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to Delaware that I’d like to sell you. Months ago, when this column started, I suggested that we’d prefer it if the ladies I took to dinner were between the ages of, oh, maybe 25-50. Just to keep it reasonable, so that I might have a realistic chance of meeting Miss Right. But sometimes there’s a glitch in the screening process, which is how I wound up at Harry’s with Bobbi. Harry’s is a great place to kick back with a drink and enjoy the breeze off the beach. We would’ve done just that on their outdoor porch, but the live music wasn’t conducive to conversation, so we ate indoors. She had a delicious hanger steak, while I indulged

my inner diner junkie with the meatloaf. And while it’s hard to do anything crazy to mixed vegetables, Harry’s does them really well. For relaxed oceanside dining, Harry’s really gets the job done. Bobbi has reached retirement age. And don’t read anything into that: she’s very put-together, in shape, smart, artistic, and a lot of fun. You won’t find her using a power scooter to get to her bridge game anytime soon. She’s a ballroom dancer,

Fun for the Kids... and grownups too!


designs her own greeting cards, and like me, was religiously devoted to Friday Night Lights (although I watched it for the great characters, and she liked it for the teenage boys in tight football pants). Bobbi is practically perfect, except… Except that I’m stuck on that age number. I can’t get past the fact that she could’ve gone to school with my parents, that we’re of different generations. Not to mention the reaction of my friends when I told them that I was going out with a sexagenarian. Maybe I really am that shallow. Or maybe age isn’t just a number. Are you the right age to remember videos on MTV? Send an email to info@, and we’ll go to dinner at one of the Cape’s fine eating establishments. Afterwards I’ll write all about it, a combined date and restaurant review. Your name will be changed, the restaurant’s won’t. We can talk about the good old days, when calculators were hi-tech, you had to get up to change the channel, and tweeting was for the birds.


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

A Ridiculously Fun Party Game!

Players answer “true” or “false” to statements as quickly as possible by slapping the target. Right Hand = “TRUE”, Left Hand = “FALSE” Some sample statements: Groundhogs have teeth? There are 6 Olympic rings... Do you have the fastest hand? You won’t believe how many laughs are packed into such a tiny tin!


Toy Shop of Cape May


Wildly Imaginative Toys

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

Chattel House Village • 109 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May, NJ 08204 (609) 898-8871 •

Hours: Open 10am-5pm • Open Year Round

We Ship Anywhere • Bringing Nature Closer to Your Home Since 1995

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/10: The Cape May Kiwanis Club’s Pet Parade

Carol and Remy, Robin and Bella

Harry Sundstrom Jr


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


Consignment Gallery 513 Seashore Road, Erma, NJ (across from Church’s Nursery)

Currently accepting upscale home furnishings, art and accessories. Fall Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 11am-6pm



Clothing Shoes ay’s Cape M Finest n’s Wome nment Consig ue Boutiq

Handbags Accessories

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Now Accepting Fall and Winter Clothing & Accessories! Call (609) 770-7524 to schedule an appointment 219 Jackson Street, Cape May across from Swain’s Hardware Store

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Linda Steenrod with Jameson and Guinness

Bob Steenrod, Larry Reed

Mark Lovell and Lacey

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

Butterfly Dance

did you know?

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

Wanderlust makes custom wood signs for any need! Hotels, Restaurants, B&Bs, Rentals And More!

100% Cotton, and Reversible

Wanderlust does all kinds of sewing... just for you! Wanderlust does home and rental “makeovers” & spruce ups. Wanderlust has free inspections and estimates! Wanderlust does painting... inside or out! Wanderlust makes custom curtains, bedding & valances... ready in 4 weeks! Check us out!! and let us HELP you out!

September Special: 20% Off All Decorative Chair Pads, Pillows & Lap Throws! CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET Open Every Day 10-6 110 Park Blvd, West Cape May 609.884.3630 •

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

9/10: The Cape May Kiwanis Club’s Pet Parade photographS by Aleksey moryakov

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

Bridget Martin, Remy the Cat, Gayle Noland, Spotty The Dragon Dog

Booger, Mark, Gretchen

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



Thursday, September 22, 2011

LCMR Student Of The Week

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Is Your Co-Worker CRANKY? Maybe she’s wearing the Wrong Bra! Let us help you find the Perfect Fit. BRA specialist available daily! Walk right in or make an appointment.


Kim Castellucci: student, dancer, cheerleader, role model. Residing in Erma with her father Joe, mother Diane, and siblings Bethany and Daniel, Kim Castellucci is no rookie at balancing her schedule. A senior at LCMR, Castellucci not only rides on the AP/Honors track, but also is involved with National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Key Club, and her favorite activity, cheerleading. Her day is clearly anything but boring. “Balancing my academics with my after-school activities has been a struggle since freshman year, but it’s all worth it,” said Castellucci of her busy and rigorous schedule. Castellucci also has a very personal connection with her school: her father, Joe is the LCMR high school principal. Although she was apprehensive about attending the school where her father is in charge, she now enjoys having someone there who can always help. Kim Castellucci is not only a great student and athlete, she is clearly a positive role model for students who want to be thoroughly involved in their high school experience. story by Katie Kincade, Photo by Jason HOban

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Natalie, Chuck, Tim, Jonah

Paula, Bill

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The Old Fogey


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

f you really want to find Captain Kidd’s legendary buried treasure, here are the exact directions. Go to the foot of our magnificent lighthouse, and stand with your back to the door. Blindfold yourself, please. Now take 100 paces forward in an exact straight line. Turn 90 degrees to your right, then step forward another 78 paces. Turn left 90 degrees, now step ten paces exactly forwards, take a 90-degree turn left and walk for 80 paces in a straight line. Now, once there, turn 45 degrees to your left, count inside your head for one minute while remaining motionless (to let the curse dissipate), then walk ahead for 110 paces. Turn 90 degrees to your left and take two steps, and ONLY two. Then turn 90 degrees right and step forward three paces and start digging. Well of COURSE that would make it right under the lighthouse again: did you think I was stupid and buried it somewhere easy to find? Really, you depress me… why did you think I had the lighthouse built there, if not to remind me where I buried the

gold, and to prevent opportunists like yourself from stealing it? What? To aid ships in the night, you say? Well, possibly, yes, as a side-effect, yes… but really, the light atop was at first to lure ships ashore for us to strip them of their cargo and their passengers of valuables. Don’t judge me, dear hearts – we had the world’s first lifeboat standing by in case the grounding caused any issues, and a tent set up with clean blankets and cups of tea fortified with sherry, for those folks we had inconvenienced.

Over time, of course, we grew rich and bored and so decided to simply help ships out, and our design, of a “tower house of light” was copied worldwide: I remember teaching those so-called “Lighthouse Stevensons” how to actually build one. Mind you, in those days they used some 3,000 blubber candles, and we had to catch a whale and render it every single day to keep the flames going. I also like the notion of retiring to live in the lighthouse one day, when ships are guided by satellites and magical means. I shall have an elevator installed, of course, and the light will be removed to make way for my garden of medicinal herbs. And, I am looking for a safe haven for when the Undead Apocalypse comes, and hordes of hideous, ravenous zombies roam our land, consuming everyone they can and tearing apart civilization as we know it. Or when the Wildwood bus arrives: the two are indistinguishable in my book, and both will have me holed up with some dear friends, a few tons of canned goods and water, and my Elephant Gun.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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: lighthouses. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, Across 4 . Lighthouses across the country used this to fuel their lamps until the 1850s. 7 . The same civil engineer who supervised the construction of the Cape May Lighthouse also oversaw the building of Barnegat Light, on this strip of land in Ocean County. 11 . Today, most lighthouses are maintained by this branch of the United States armed forces. 15 . This is the number of lighthouses that Cape May has had in her long history. 16 . In his story, Vampire City, a bunch of batty characters have their inner sanctum just below the Cape May Lighthouse. 20 . Rumor has it this president addressed Congress regarding the construction of a lighthouse in Cape May – turns out it was only a rumor. 21 . Sign up with this business to take the Delaware Bay Lighthouse Cruise Adventure on September 24 or October 14. 22 . This is the acronym for the local organization that successfully raised funds to restore our lighthouse and open it to the public in 1988.

The tallest lighthouse in antiquity... 5 Down.

23 . The Cape May Lighthouse tower is beige. Its top is this color. 24 . On a clear day at the top of our lighthouse, you can see north as far as this town. DOWN 1 . This member of the Bloomsbury Group wrote To The Lighthouse, lauded by TIME as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. 2 . This is the natural force that has put Cape May’s previous lighthouses under water. 3 . In areas where building a lighthouse is impossible, this vessel may suffice. 5 . One of the seven wonders of the ancient world was a lighthouse built in this city. 6 . If you’re tired of climbing the lighthouse, cross the parking lot and look for raptors at this birdwatching promontory. 8 . This word describes tall landmarks used for navigation that don’t employ light. It can also refer to the distinct color patterns on lighthouses.

9 . This American poet wrote “Paul Revere’s Ride,” as well as an inspiring poem titled “The Lighthouse.” 10. In this 2002 horror film, a journalist manipulates a videotape to discover an image of a lighthouse on Moesko Island. 12. This 2010 psychological thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an investigator at an asylum – lobotomies are said to take place in the lighthouse there. 13. He was a Civil War hero, and also the civil engineer who supervised the construction of the Cape May Lighthouse. 14. The tall part of the lighthouse is called the tower. The part on top, where the light comes from, is called the _______. 17 . This New England city boasts the only lighthouse that is still manned by a keeper. 18. The tallest lighthouse in America is located here, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 19. Lighthouses that are only accessible by water are given this lyrical descriptor.

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Activity Of The Week


A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Nuns on the Run

ow that the heat of summer is fading, you may want to take your morning jog to the next level. Why not challenge yourself by entering a race? Try the Cape May Beachfront Run on Saturday, September 24. This five-mile run starts and ends at convention hall, and the entry fee is $20. Or, for a different kind of race, consider the Second Annual Sole Sisters Run, to be held at St Mary by-the-Sea Retreat House, 101 Lehigh Avenue, Cape May Point, on Saturday, October 1. The Sole Sisters Run raises funds to support the maintenance of St. Mary-by-the-Sea. It includes a two-mile walk/run, at 8:30am and a five-mile run at 9:15. The entry fee is $25, and there will be music and refreshments. And, my sources tell me, some of the sisters will be among the runners. Could there be a more forgiving race for a beginner? The Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of Philadelphia have been retreating to Cape May Point since 1909, when they purchased the former Shoreham Hotel. In a pattern familiar to owners of old homes, the

congregation remodels a different part of the house each year. Proceeds from this race will support the ongoing improvements, so that the members can continue to maintain a healthy rhythm of prayer, work and rest. Originally, St Mary-by-the-Sea was open only to members of the congregation and women from other religious orders.

The retreats involved lots of reading, prayer and reflection. The nuns in their habits were a familiar sight, strolling the streets and beaches, riding bicycles, or sitting in silence on the porch rockers. Thousands once attended the summer events. As the numbers of nuns began to decline, St Mary-by-the Sea was opened to lay women more than 20 years ago. More recently, men and married couples have been included at some events. Retreats remain a time for religious reflection. A retreat is far different from a luxury vacation. Silence is observed throughout the house day and night, including at all meals. All guests are expected to honor this silence. Most retreats are available exclusively for women. The website cautions that the facility is “physically inconvenient in many ways.” There is no air conditioning, and in the interest of ecology, visitors bring their own coffee cups, towels and cloth napkins. Try to keep up with the Nuns on the Run. And, if the Sole Sisters event gives you a taste for competition, you have plenty of time to train for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Next week: Take the Lighthouse Challenge

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Pickles is, in our opinion, the perfect tomcat – he’s absolutely friendly and social. He’s a very happy cat looking for an adopter who wants to be happy too. Take him home and let the magic happen! With Pickles by your side, you will certainly be in a no-frown zone. Stop by and visit him today. Adoption fee is $20.


Landon is a very handsome guy who is a little on the shy side. He was quite timid, but as time has passed he has become more friendly toward everyone he meets. He also does just fine with other cats, so if you’re thinking about adopting a companion and friend for your existing cat stop in and check out Landon today. Adoption fee is $35.

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ow that The Woolgatherer has opened and Kate Hathaway has performed her Blue Plate Special, it is time for the Second Stage to gear up for October 3 when we welcome Nancy Hasty in her solo show called Florida Girls. In the tradition of Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg, actress and writer Nancy Hasty singlehandedly creates fifteen unique, hilarious and true-to-life characters in her tour-deforce show that takes place in Crestview, Florida circa 1965. This play focuses on the upheaval in a middle-class family where two daughters compete in a high school beauty pageant. What fun this will be! The Woolgatherer, a combination of funny dialogue with poetic sensibility, continues through October 22. Order tickets at 884-1341 or online at Cape May Stage is getting ready to announce the 2012 season and has been listening to suggestions from the community. “I love that our community is so invested in Cape May Stage,” says Artistic Director, Roy Steinberg. “I just got an email from Russ and Susan Neuman all the way from Ann Arbor, Michigan suggesting a play we might do at Christmas time. I’m getting ahold of that script right now.” Steinberg described the process of putting together a season. “It’s like a meal. I start off with some small delectable piece before the main course and then there is always dessert. I also have to balance cast size in terms of housing. I know we will do larger casts and funny plays in the summer while finding more thoughtful

Above: Will they find love? Pilar Millhollen and Michael Basile star in Cape May Stage’s latest production of The Woolgatherer, now playing Wednesdays-Sundays at 8pm. Below: The New York Times hails Nancy Hasty’s Florida Girls as a nostalgic monologue, both comic and barbed with vivid scenes sharply drawn. plays in the fall.” Cape May Stage is known for producing plays that cater to all members of the community. Some people have chosen to live in Cape May knowing that the theatre here is of such high-quality. Among the titles being considered are Lend Me A Tenor which is a farce, Southern Comforts, a romantic comedy, Time Stands Still about ethics in photo journalism, either a solo show about Ann Landers or one about Diana Vreeland (editor of “Vogue”) and a piece about jazz in Chicago in the 1950s. Of course, there is always a holiday show with a Christmas theme. Very soon, Cape May Stage will announce special subscription discounts for the main-stage as well as our star-studded summer series. Savvy theatre goers get bargain prices and the best seats by reserving early. Be one of those “in the know.”

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Bird Droppings


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

he other day I met a terminally bored person. I’ll call him TBP. It was sad. It made me sad. So, being someone who is in a position to help the terminally bored, I went over to offer my assistance. “Hello,” I said. “You look bored.” “I am bored,” TBP said, and sighed. “That’s too bad,” I observed. “Bored is a terrible way to approach a day as beautiful and discovery-filled as this one.” “You’re only saying that because you aren’t bored,” TBP replied. “I’m not,” I agreed. “In fact, I hardly know what it means to be bored.” “Are you on drugs?” TBP wanted to know. “Can you give me the brand name?” “No,” I assured him. “But I am involved in this therapy program. It’s called birding.” “Sounds boring,” he concluded. “It sounds boring because you are bored. It’s actually an antidote to boredom. The kind of activity that unbores life and makes terminally bored people terminally excited about meeting the coming day." “Providing you live in Cape May,” I

added. “What’s Cape May got to do with it?” TBP wanted to know. “Cape May is the epicenter of the known birding universe. Every day dawns upon unbridled possibility. Birds from all over the Northern Hemisphere just line up to appear here. Every morning they fall like manna from heaven. Every evening they

rise like dreams and climb for the stars." “It’s a treasure hunt with metaphoric overtones. It’s part strive for the future, be succored by the past, meet new friends, share in the spoils of the hunt with the pack, find the Holy Grail, play with expensive new toys, win the girl, win the guy, beat the odds, reach the impossible dream, and go to sleep every night as soon as your head hits the pillow." “Sounds a tad overstated,” TBP assessed. “What do I need to do?” “Follow me,” I directed and he did. Followed me over to a perfectly boring corner of the world. Waited while I set up a spotting scope. Put my fingers to my mouth and made a couple of squeaking sounds. Waited two...maybe three tenths of a second and.... Bingo! A male American Goldfinch popped out of the grass and took a perch, gazing quizzically our way. I put the scope on the bird. Stepped back. Bade TBP to look through the eyepiece. Which he did.

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 99 “Oh WOW,” TBP shouted. “WHAT IS THIS THING? I mean I know it’s a bird, but it looks like it’s been molded from sunlight and gilded by night. The bill is the color of eternal love and the eyes kindle with the spark of creation.” “It’s a sonnet cast in feathers. A puppy licking your face. Harmony and bliss and I just hit the jackpot all at once. And... and..." “Are there any more. Or is this it?” “There are more,” I assured TBP, who seemed a good deal less TB than before. “That’s why birding is never boring. There’s always another retina-sizzling bird coming along. Want to try another color? How about indigo? Like that bunting over there.” “OH WOW!” he shouted again. “I CAN’T BELIEVE I WAS EVER BORED WHEN THERE ARE THINGS THIS INCREDIBLE IN THE WORLD! Why is this bird like a summer sky cast in feathers? The Gulf Stream in moonlight? Incandescent blueberry jam? Paul Newman’s eyes under a black light? I’M NEVER GOING TO BE BORED AGAIN!” Nothing to it. If you’re a TBP and would like a cure for your boredom, consider going on a Cape

This American Goldfinch will banish your ennui May Bird Observatory Bird walk – there’s a few to choose from every week – and one every Monday morning at 7:30am with Pete Dunne that meets in the parking lot at The Nature Conservancy on Sunset Boulevard. If you not an early birder, 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 Observatory is THE place to come for all your nature needs – and not to be missed. The CMBO, located at 701 East


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Lake Drive overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point (884-2736), is open every day from 9:30am to 4:30pm throughout the fall. While you're there, check out the view of the lake from the wide selection of scopes and binoculars, pick up a free map and schedule of daily walks and programs for the season, take a look at the sighting sheets to check what's being seen, scan the bookshelves or pick up a bargain from the used and vintage books section, look at some of the wonderful Charley Harper merchandise (including a terrific lithograph done just for the Cape May Bird Observatory), or just browse around. Sit outside on our garden benches and enjoy the birds at the feeders and the view of Lake Lily. If you can’t make it in person, visit us online www.BirdCapeMay. org – where birding Cape May is only a click away! Seymore Thanu is none other than New Jersey's own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Pete uses his talents and energy to make the natural world real for others. Author of several books on and about nature (available at the CMBO) he weaves information, insight and even fantasy into a net that captures minds and hearts. He has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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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


Tom Sims, Executive Director of the Cape May Film Festival, talks food and film

ho doesn’t love good food? Who doesn’t love a good movie? Now when you can bring those two together – how appetizing! Cape May is in the last few days of the second annual educational/cultural event, Chautauqua at the Shore, hosted by Cape May Forum. The topic? "Guess What’s Coming to Dinner: The Politics of Food in the 21st Century." The Forum includes lectures and cultural events, and local groups from around the region host special events focused around the subject. This year, the focus is on food… how it’s grown, how it gets to your table, and how it’s consumed. When the Cape May Film Festival was asked to show films that feature big screen cuisine, there were a lot of choices. The first film that came to our collective mind was Big Night (1978), which our film society had already shown as part of its “Buried Treasurers” series a couple of years ago. The film, about two brothers who struggle to keep their restaurant afloat, has as a primary character some of the most tantalizing Italian creations — not to mention the often underrated Stanley Tucci.

The Cape May Film Society screens Ratatouille this weekend in conjunction with Cape May Forum But before Big Night there was The Big Swallow, a 1901 short British fantasy film about a man who eats a camera. Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle starred in The Cook (1918), where Keaton plays the waiter and Arbuckle the cook trying to come to the aid of a pretty cashier. So which film would we choose? There are a host of documentaries that we could

have chosen to fit this theme: such as Super Size Me (2004), which journals the life of a man committed to eating only McDonald’s food for an entire month, or Food Inc. (2008), which examines how food is delivered to the public. Or maybe even a narrative film that looks at how the food industry might work—such as Fast Food Nation (2006), which follows the lives of food executives in a fictitious (okay, maybe not so fictitious) fast food empire. But we decided to let the lecturers turn to these films for reference material. Instead, we chose to screen a narrative film. Even here there are a host of films (a bushel of films?): Babette’s Feast (1987), Diner (1982), Dinner Game (1998), or Julie & Julia (2009). This Saturday at 9pm, we will show the animated classic Ratatouille (2007) at the Chalfonte Hotel. This movie pits rats against chefs in one of the culinary capitals of the world: Paris. So which food flick is your favorite? The first person to email their favorite “foodie” film to gets a free weekend pass to the Cape May Film Festival, October 21-23, 2011 at the Chalfonte Hotel.

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The Dating Column


Stella Dixon's take on romance on Old Cape Island

elationship books are seemingly unavoidable. I remember when He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt hit shelves. The idea was simple. If the object of your affection is not calling, if he’s too busy with work, if he only wants you when he can’t seem to have you, then he’s just not that into you. He probably thinks you’re alright; he may even find you adorable from time to time, but when it comes down to it, you don’t tickle his fancy. Your girlfriends will have you believe that you’re just too pretty or too smart or too cool, and that is a load of baloney. The premise of this book made sense to me. I got it. These were words to date by. And yet, when Tim stopped reaching out to me, giving me reason to believe that he’s just not that into me, I was tempted to justify it. I tossed around a few explanations for Tim having gone MIA. One: He’s got too many family obligations. Two: He’s got to pack for that vacation he’s taking, um, next month. And three (the ultimate rationalization of delusional daters everywhere): He’s just too busy with work.

Ultimately, I decided to give up hope, like the book would have me do. I’ve dealt with disappearing acts before and, each time, the only explanation is a basic loss of interest. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man who doesn’t want to be caught. I don’t wait around. I want a guy who tries to be around me all the time, not just when he’s feeling kind of bored. I’ve got some pride. Good riddance. And then I got a message from Tim, asking why I hadn’t been responding to him. He’d


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gotten a new phone and, apparently, I hadn’t been receiving the pictures he’d sent while working in New York. For a moment, I felt great relief. And then I felt unsettled. I started thinking about all of those relationships I’ve given up on, perhaps prematurely. Maybe loss of interest is only one explanation for a disappearing act, after all. Perhaps all those other men who stopped communicating with me in the past got new phones, too, or moved out of town, or got hit by buses. I pictured my last five crushes pining away for me in body casts at Shore Memorial. While I don’t actually believe this is the case, I also don’t believe in dating according to a silly rule book. If nothing else, a relationship is an exercise in figuring out when to hold on, and when to let go, and that’s something a girl has got to do on her own. Tim and I could fizzle out tomorrow, or we could have a wonderful future, but no author is going to give me that answer. There’s no formula, there are no absolutes. What I do know for certain is that, when it comes to gleaning relationship advice from the pages of a book, I’m just not that into it.

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112 Fire Ln., North Cape May Corner Split Level Home With Sunroom and Pool 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths $269,000.

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Laura, Charlotte and Michael Hicks 407 Coral Ave., Cape May Point Well Established Rental Walk to Beach or Lighthouse 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths $829,000.

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This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was built in 2010 and has a well established rental history. This house features a lovely kitchen with 42 inch cabinets, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floors, and Corian countertops. The large master bedroom suite with walk-in closet is on the first floor. Three additional bedrooms are upstairs with a den/tv room which could be used as a fifth bedroom. Outside relax on the spacious front porch or host a bbq on the back deck. Call to make your appointment today. $524,900

17 SUMMER CIRCLE, NORTH CAPE MAY PRICE REDUCED! Spacious with an open floor plan describes this WELL maintained Brentwood rancher. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a large living room with remote controlled gas fireplace, lovely kitchen with breakfast bar and dining room. A Florida room, finished two car garage, and laundry room are just a few more features this home has to offer. This is a must see, priced to sell home that will delight all who view it! $314,900.

422 BAYWYN RD., CAPE MAY BEACH What a price for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home one block from the bay! This home has been in the same family for many years and needs some updating. Remodel the existing home or build your dream home on this nice wooded lot. This property is priced below assessed value and will move quickly. Make your appointment today! $140,000

172 LEAMING AVE., WEST CAPE MAY What a great location in West Cape May! Close to shopping, dining, and a short bike ride to the beach. Tear down the existing structure and build the house of your dreams at the shore. Water, sewer, natural gas, and electric are already on the property. $174,000

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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

9 Sheriff Taylor Blvd, N. Cape May

504 Windward Road Cape May Beach

406 Baywyn Road Cape May Beach

208 Windsor Avenue Cape May

927 Farmdale Drive West Cape May

Move right in and don’t lift a finger in this meticulously kept 4 bedroom 2 and ½ bath 3 story home. First level offers a spacious and well designed floor plan with an office or a 5th Bedroom, wonderful living room with high ceilings and great windows, a lovely dining room with custom built in side board and entrance to the back deck, spacious kitchen with center island, laundry room and ½ bath. 2 car Attached Garage for easy access. Close to either the Cape May or Bay Beaches. $374,900

Immaculately maintained and upgraded bay block 4 BR/2 BA home with a bay view from the front porch! New roof, windows, central air conditioning system, kitchen appliances, washer, dryer, front and garage doors. The Main Living Level offers an open floor plan and includes the kitchen, dining area and living room. Level Three offers three bedrooms and a full bathroom. Level One has one bedroom, a full bathroom and laundry room. $379,900


Renovated One Bedroom, One Bath Victorian Condo. Updated Kitchen and Bath. Condo is close to downtown Cape May and just blocks to the beach. Condo features a side porch with additional screened in section and off-street parking for one. Property being sold partially furnished. Rental History Available. $320,000.

This impeccably maintained home features 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a first floor master suite that has 2 walkin closets. There are an additional 4 bedrooms on the second floor. The Great Room is bright and comfortable with an abundance of space plus a gas fireplace. An inspiring Kitchen with quartz countertops adds to the ambiance of this home. There is also plenty of storage space including a 2-car garage. Located just a short distance to town and the beaches. $689,000.

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

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

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

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

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

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41 Jackson Street Cape May

Newly constructed 3 bedroom and 2 bath rancher with a 2 car garage located close to the Delaware Bay. This home has natural gas heat and central air. There are hardwood floors in the great room and kitchen and ceramic tile in bathrooms. The kitchen is appointed with custom cabinetry, a granite counter top, ceramic tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The stand-up attic runs the full length of the house. There is a walk-in closet in the master suite. $234,500

This three bedroom, 1 bath 2 story townhouse has, recently, been completely remodeled. It has hardwood floors, central air, storage, deck/porch,and is walking distance to the beach and mall. This is perfect for those who are looking for a weekend or summer get-away or a investment. Call today to schedule a time to see this property. $319,000

The moment you enter this custom built, 3 story home on the harbor you will be amazed by the views, the quality of craftsmanship, and the attention to detail. Inside amenities abound, including the state of the art entertainment kitchen, hardwood floors, central vacuum system, and elevator to all floors. Outside are 3 large, open air decks with spectacular views. New bulkhead and dock featuring 3 boat slips. If waterfront living at its finest is for you, than this is the place for you. $2,399,000

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, second floor ranchstyle, end unit. Large private front deck. Low maintenance. $190/month condo fee (also includes sewer/water & gas hot water). Furnished, readyto-go, turnkey unit. Many recent upgrades. Exceptionally well-maintained. $299,000.

Beautiful Victorian home on one of Cape May’s prettiest streets converted to condominiums. Unit #4 – 2nd floor luxurious 2,365 sq. ft. modern NY loft style condo. with 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Just one half block to beach and mall - $1,200,000. Unit #6 - is a cozy studio style condo. located on the 3rd floor. Tastefully decorated with Victorian antiques mixed with modern appliances and conveniences. $255,000.

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

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

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

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

Roomy 4 bedroom, 1 bath home with private back yard. Just a short stroll to the bay beach where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. Quiet neighborhood, close to restaurants, shopping, and beaches of Cape May. $1450 per month plus utilities. Call Margaret Bethel for more information. 609.408.1012

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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300 80 Millman Lane, Villas Custom built 3 BR/2.5 BA single family home, detached guest cottage and detached, oversized garage on the BAY! $1,275,000

5 Pond Creek Lane, West Cape May Custom 4 BR/3.5 BA home abundant with luxury upgrades inside and out! Situated on over three acres. $945,000

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ADORABLE UPGRADED COTTAGE 119 Kentucky Avenue, Villas 2BR, 1.5BA, h/w fl, encl heated porch, window a/c, 1-car driveway. $155,000 SPECTACULAR HARBOR VIEWS!!! 45’ BOAT SLIP 2 Harbor Cove, Cape May Cape May Harbor Village & YachtClub. 4BR, 3 full/2 half BA, central air. $2,499,000 ELEGANT FEDERAL STYLE HOME 214 Jefferson Street, Cape May 6BR, 3.5BA, central air, guest apt above 2-car det garage. $1,595,000

VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE STYLE HOME 4082 Bayshore Road, Cold Spring 3BR, 2BA, 2 zone heat & a/c, floored storage attic. $419,900 VICTORIAN CARPENTER GOTHIC COTTAGE 725 Columbia Avenue, Cape May 6BR, 7BA, 3 f/p, central air on 1st fl. Window units on 2nd fl. $1,159,000 RANCHER ON PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC 8 Newport Drive Tranquility Park 3BR, 2BA, gas f/p, Fl. room, central air. $349,000

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

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

919 Stockton Avenue, Cape May Single Family sleeps 24. Nine bedrooms, Three and a half baths. $3000-$5500 per week..

406 Madison Ave., Cape May - 4 BR/3.5 BA luxury condo just four short blocks to the beach. Sleeps 9. $1,500-$2,900/week.

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

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

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

4 Ohio Avenue, Villas Newly renovated two bedroom home. Central air and natural gas heat. washer and dryer. $925/month + utilties.

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.

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

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

714 Kearney Avenue, Cape May 2 bedroom, 1 bath semi-detached home just 2 short blocks to beach, c/a, internet, w/d, sleeps 6 - $1,000-$1,800/week.

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

21 Second Avenue, Cape May – 5 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home just ½ block to beach, c/a, w/d, sleeps 15 - $2,500 - $4,450/week.

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

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

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

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

824 Stockton Avenue, Cape May 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18 1 Block to Beach. $3,500 - $5,500

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

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

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

1287 Wilson Drive, Cold Spring Year round, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Available October 1st. $900/month plus utilities.

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

3015 Bayshore Road, North Cape May Year round, 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Pets negotiable. $1250/month plus utilities.

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

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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: Website: Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, Advertising Manager: Jason Black, Project Manager: Dan Mathers, Assistant Editor Jon Roth, Staff Writer Kate Chadwick, 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,

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Guess What’s Coming for Dinner? The Politics of Food in the 21st Century

September 15-25, 2011

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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 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 ( 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


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



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


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 22, 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 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 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 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 ( 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 22, 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 . 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 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 22, 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.

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 .

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 Free.


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) 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.


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 22, 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 . 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


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 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. . 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. . 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 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 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 and writes a monthly food column, Fork & Spoon with Jonathan Bloom ( 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,

Aaron McCargo, Jr.: The Camden chef is an author and host of The Food Network’s Big Daddy’s House

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Rabbi Brent Spodek: Teaches extensively about spiritual approaches to Judaism and human rights

William Melnick: An international expert in business development and branding

and conducted business on four continents. He wrote Future Harvests – The Next Agricultural Revolution, which explores the future of food and farming.

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.

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.

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 be fresh, delicious and wonderful for the waistline.

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 over a half million guests annually and supervises a team of 65 chefs.

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 commitment to Cape May Forum.

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

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Vol 9, No. 33 - September 22, 2011  

A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean.