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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, November 3, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 39 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Parading Through The Streets Of Cape May

These happy (and not-so-happy) folks went all-out for the Halloween Parade... more photos start on page 26. Aleksey Moryakov


Elementary my dear Zero

It’s the Sherlock Holmes Issue!

Phantom Ball At Congress Hall

Pages 3-24

Harpoon Henry’s Last Night

Pages 54-57

Victorian Tea Dance

Pages 76-87

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The Almanac thursdAY November 3 Mainly sunny


Thursday, November 3, 2011

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High Temperature: 58 Low Temperature: 50 Chance of Rain: 20% Sunrise: 7:29am Sunset: 5:57pm High Tides: 3:03am, 3:19pm Low Tides: 8:48am, 9:32pm

friDAY November 4 Sunny


High Temperature: 60 Low Temperature: 52 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 7:30am Sunset: 5:56pm High Tides: 4:05am, 4:17pm Low Tides: 9:52am, 10:42pm

SaturDAY November 5 Mainly sunny


High Temperature: 59 Low Temperature: 52 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 7:31am Sunset: 5:55pm High Tides: 4:58am, 5:09pm Low Tides: 10:50am, 11:10pm

sunDAY November 6 Mainly sunny


High Temperature: 61 Low Temperature: 51 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:32am Sunset: 4:54pm High Tides: 4:44am, 4:56pm Low Tides: 10:41am, 10:51pm

monDAY November 7 Cloudy


High Temperature: 62 Low Temperature: 48 Chance of Rain: 20% Sunrise: 6:33am Sunset: 4:53pm High Tides: 5:25am, 5:38pm Low Tides: 11:27am, 11:28pm

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

«The Old Fogey ...............................Page 67

«Ramblings from the Editors........ Page 13

«Activity of the Week......................Page 69

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

«Employee of the Week....................Page 71

«The Contest Page......................... Page 28 «Spouty Offy!...................................Page 41 «Customer Service...........................Page 49 «Must Haves....................................Page 51

«Health & Beauty Guide................Page 72 «Adopt an Animal.........................Page 75 «Bird Droppings............................Page 81

«The Answer Lady........................ Page 61

«The Dating Column..................... Page 93

«Chance Meetings........................ Page 63

«Homes of the Week......................Page 101

« Cape May Crossword.................. Page 66

«About Exit Zero........................... Page 103

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lunch and dinner daily H sunday brunch cold beer H brick oven pizza holiday parties H catering curbside pickup largest selection of draft beer in cape may Blue Bone plays live on Friday @ 9pm Craft Beer of the Week Craft beer dogfish 120 IPA

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

Washington Inn/Lucky Bones

Thanksgiving Day Pick-up Menu CALL 609-884-5697



Turkey Apple Herb Stuffing Whipped Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Creamed Spinach Turkey Gravy Cranberry Orange Relish Apple or Pumpkin Pie

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WEDNESDAY SPECIAL november 9 ONLY Fried SHRIMP PLATTER ...... $5.95 each Served with French fries or baked potato & coleslaw

FISH MARKET SPECIALS FRIday, nov. 4 tHRU SUNday, nov. 6

seafood gumbo $5.50/pint


Appetizer Special Clams Casino $7.95

fried oyster PLATTER Served with Stewed Tomatoes and Mac & Cheese. $10.25

Broiled or Fried

stuffed shrimp with crab meat PLATTER Served with Baked Potato or French Fries & Coleslaw. $10.95

Fisherman’s Wharf, Cape May

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

Jeremy, Samantha Rohacs

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best entertainment lineup in town!

Friday, November 4

Saturday, November 5

The Approach


Tuesday, November 8 Terrible Tuesday

Wednesday, November 9

with Jon K & Mike Dempsey

$2 Miller Lites

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 Check Out Our New $11.99 dinner menu!

Prime Rib, Swordfish, NY Strip Steak and Many Other Great Entrees to Choose From!


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

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Jess Bell

Dancing Queen

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at 7 ocean

Open weekends

Breakfast - Saturday & Sunday Lunch - Saturday Dinner - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Now Accepting Thanksgiving Reservations

Special Fall Sale in Aleathea's Parlour

Cape May's Most Unique Antique and Gift Shop

Savings up to 35% 7 Ocean Street at the Inn of Cape May 609-884-5555 •

Serving Dinner Friday & Saturday Evening from 5:30 Thanksgiving Dinner from 3 pm 4 course prix fixe $39 adults/$19kids

Early Dinners 5:30 - 6:15pm

Reserve Now for Special Events!

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

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3PM TO 7PM (THURSDAY – SUNDAY) Stephanie, Ellen, Regina, Cuz

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




Purchase Tickets at: for guaranteed seating

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

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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

Let Us Cater Your Next Event Order Your Holiday Platters now Eat In or Take Out • Catering for Any Event! 409 Elmira Street, Cape May (Next to the Train Station) • 609-884-8030

Harbor View


954 Ocean Drive, Cape May • (609) 884-5444 •

Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday


Shrimp stravaganza ($17) & Fairly Irregular Pizza Sunday

Burger Mania...

All Day & All Night! & Turkey Dinner ($16) Monday All U Can Eat Crabs ($21.95) Tuesday Cod Cakes ($16) Wednesday London Broil ($16) Thursday Prime Rib ($16)

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

Take part in Sherlock Holmes Weekend and find out just how elementary sleuthing really is Thursday, November 3 Self-Guided Wine Trail Not sure what wine to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey? Take this tour of Hawk Haven and Natali vineyards and enjoy samplings of several local vintages. Participants receive a map with directions to each winery and a tasting glass for samplings. Offered from noon to 5pm, cost is $8. For details, call 809-884-5404. Friday, November 4 Sherlock Holmes Weekend This event, which stretches from Friday night to Sunday afternoon, is perfect for mystery buffs, Holmes lovers, or anyone who just likes to get to the bottom of things. Meet Holmes and Watson on Friday night, gather clues on Saturday afternoon, stop by the Inn of Cape May to compare notes that evening, and unlock the secret on Sunday at noon. Full weekend package is $95 per person, or $180 for couples. For a complete schedule and details, call 609-884-5404 or visit

ELTC Presents Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure Of The Norwood Builder East Lynne Theater Company has revived their popular production with a new mystery. The show, presented in the style of a vintage radio broadcast (complete with sound effects and commercials), follows the detective and his friend as they attempt to retrieve a valuable gem. Starts at 8pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street. Cost is $25, $15 for students, and anyone under age 18 is admitted free. For details, call 609-884-5898. Saturday, N0vember 5 Arts & Crafts Festival At Cape May Elementary Get your holiday shopping list out of the way early and stop by this festival at the elementary school at 921 Lafayette Street. There will be over 40 vendors selling handmade gifts, seasonal decorations and more. There is plenty of free parking. Admission is $1 for adults, children admitted free. For details, call 609-884-5404.

Pay-What-You-Can Matinee Performance Of RED This matinee is for those of you deterred by traditionally higher ticket prices – on Saturday, you can decide how much you pay! Cape May Stage is presenting RED, which follows the experience of expressionist Mark Rothko as he produces a series of commissioned pieces for the famous Four Seasons in New York City. Show starts at 3pm. For details and reservations, call 609-884-1341. Upcoming November 10 Winter Wonderland Warm Up Savor hot chocolate and other sweet and savory treats in the Congress Hall ballroom during this annual fundraiser for the West Cape May Christmas Parade. There will be a silent auction, live local entertainment and appearances by Mrs Claus and Blue the pig. Requested donation is $20. For details, call 609-884-8421.

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Viv and Ken Rowan



3:11 AM

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Stefanie, Julie

John and Lisa Grande

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is back!

A full-course meal including house salad, entree and two sides. Served Sunday through Friday.


Featuring Hand-cut Steaks, Fresh Local Seafood, & International Beers-on-tap Grande Center Shopping Mall • Rio Grande, New Jersey • 609-889-2000

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Tasting Room Hours: Daily Noon-5pm • Saturday Noon-6pm Winery Tours - Saturday at 3 pm (call for reservations)

Karen Kohaut, Diccan Hyatt

Chardonnay * Merlot * Syrah Red Reserve * Pinot Grigio * Riesling Cabernet Franc * Cabernet Sauvignon Blush * Apple * Fini Blanc * Port Gift Certificates & Gift Baskets Holiday Wine Merchandise

TRIVIA NIGHT Tuesday November 15th @ 7 pm (Doors open at 6 pm) Help us support the Gene Sole Scholarship Fund when you enjoy a delicious bowl of chili. Pay with a donation to our "Great Citizen" Container. Contributions will go in their entirety to the scholarship fund. We hope you will join us in honoring young people who are making a positive difference in our community, in memory of Gene Sole, a truly special man who demonstrated these qualities everyday of his life. This annual scholarship will be awarded to LCMR students who exhibit qualities of good character in their community, school, and personal endeavors. Please look for upcoming events throughout the year that will keep this scholarship alive and giving.

Ivo, Miro

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

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The Police Blotter

FULLERTON, California - Police are looking for a man who pulled up to the drivethrough at a Wendy’s with a plastic bag over his head, then pointed a gun at the worker and demanded money. The worker closed the window and walked away, and the man drove off.

Classic Quotations

A Story From The Past “There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps.” Sherlock Holmes “It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.” Frederick Buechner “Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene.” Rex Stout “‘As a rule,’ said Holmes, ‘the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be.’” Arthur Conan Doyle “It was easier to know it than to explain why I know it.” Sherlock Holmes

Henry Sawyer constructed his famous boarding house on Howard Street in 1875, naming it “Chalfonte,” French for “cool fountain.” There has been much speculation over the name, ranging from a book Sawyer read to a man he met in Libby Prison during the Civil War. His reason was never documented, so the true origins of it are unknown. Once construction was completed on the original part of the Chalfonte, Sawyer purchased all the properties around his hotel but one. Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

APICULTURE – The practice of beekeeping, which was Sherlock Holmes’ retirement hobby. During his retirement years, he produced a Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, with some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen. Only one Holmes adventure, The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane, takes place during the detective’s retirement.

Don Pocher

KNOW your way around Cape May? Think of yourself as the observant type? Feast your eyes on the photograph above, prepared by our resident cryptographer Kate Chadwick. If you think you know what establishment you’re staring at, then you have a chance to win a 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

WHEN Arthur Conan Doyle killed off the Sherlock Holmes character in the 1890s, over 20,000 readers of The Strand, the magazine in which the stories were published, cancelled their subscriptions. There are more than 260 movies, two musicals and a ballet based on the Holmes books.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J “Don’t be afraid to smile, you never know who’s falling in love with it.” J Once a week, the folks at Exit Zero eat at Cape Orient, the island’s fine Asian restaurant. Sometimes we find pearls of wisdom at the end of our meal. And sometimes we don’t. The above fortune cookie was eaten with Moo Shu Pork. Please note: Any typos are not ours, but those of the fortune cookie manufacturers. We print them as we find them.

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Ramblings From The Editors


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

espite the stereotype, it simply isn’t true that all journalists get the most satisfaction out of publishing bad news (the more tragic the better) and scandalous gossip. Case in point: we didn’t enjoy publishing the story about Higher Grounds coffee shop this week. Our mission at Exit Zero is to promote the good and the great things about Cape May. But we also pride ourselves on updating our readers with the news and views we think they need to hear about (and, okay, we sometimes DO print the odd piece of scandalous gossip). In the case of the Higher Grounds situation, we felt the need to set the record straight since Facebook, that receptacle of gossip, speculation and, on occasion, pointless, puerile trivia, has been lit up with claims and counter-claims. The issue was the decision by the coffee shop’s owner Katie Panamarenko to remove a rainbow flag from her front door, which had been hoisted by Out & About & Proud in Cape May, a group which promotes gay-friendly events in the city and which was holding a meeting there at the time. There are usually two sides to every story, and this case is no different. We believe that Katie’s mother made some insensitive remarks in the aftermath of the f lag-lowering (we don’t agree that being gay-friendly is “bad for business”) and we also feel that some members of the gay community over-reacted in the heat of the moment. You can read the full story on page 34, and we hope that after you and everyone else does, little more will need to be said on the subject – apart, perhaps, from a sincere

at the Ugly Mug, Blue Pig Tavern or Pilot House, or warm up with a hot chocolate at Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland. Speaking of supporting worthy local causes, make plans for Trivia Night at Cape May Winery on Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm to benefit the Gene Sole Scholarship Fund. Enjoy delicious chili, hot mulled wine and prizes, and pay with a donation to their Great Citizen container. This annual scholarship fund has been established to assist worthy Lower Cape May Regional students who exhibit qualities of good character in their community, school and personal endeavors. It’s a great way to honor the memory of a man who touched the lives of so many people in the community. And on the topic of community issues, a pesky and persistent one has apparently been resolved with the help of our own Ben Miller. Is it Beach Drive or Beach Avenue, dammit? It’s Beach Avenue, as it turns out, and you can check the map from 1878 that is posted on the EZ Facebook page. (This would be an example of the use of Facebook in a positive way, dear readers.) Ben is always posting fascinating and informative bits of historic information for Cape May lovers both on the EZ page and on Cape May Good Times. Check it out. Oh, and one last thing: a reminder in case we are your sole source of information (and we are, aren’t we?). This Sunday, November 6, is the day we turn our clocks back (spring forward, fall back). Yes, yes, it’s hard to lose daylight in such a beautiful place, but then again you can enjoy more of Cape May’s nightlife this way. See? Glass half full. Bottoms up.

apology from either side. We’ve known Katie since she opened the door of her coffee shop three years ago. She’s a sweetheart, a soulful hippie who wouldn’t hurt a fly. And since our debut in 2003, we have worked on many an occasion with GABLES, who have been flying the rainbow flag for many years in this community. They’re a wonderful organization, populated by wonderful people. You could say this has been a storm in a coffee cup, but that might be a little too trite. Feelings have been hurt and a business put in jeopardy in an already fragile economy. Let’s stop already with the nasty Facebook messages, and maybe have a little face-toface, say “I’m sorry,” and shake hands. On a lighter note about local businesses, with Halloween over we’ve got the holiday shopping season squarely in view, so hopefully you’re working on that shopping list. And we also hope that rather than heading to the mall up the road, you consider our charming mall here in town. Make a day of it, and turn your holiday shopping into an event rather than a chore. Stroll through the eclectic shops, grab some lunch

Open Daily • Happy Hour 3 to 6pm everyday

Wine Dinner

Friday, November 18 @ 7:30 Featuring Hawk Haven Wines (call for reservations) Live Music - No Cover

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

Friday, November 4 robin and amy • 7 - 10

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

Saturday, November 5 blondage • 7 - 10


19 Jackson Street, Cape May 884-5970 -

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Joanna, Karen

The DJ

Party animal

Jerry and Kathy Gorski

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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

The Best “VIEW” of Fall PHILLY Sports Eagles Games

Fly on the 50¢ WINGS of the Eagles Eagles Special Edition Miller Lite Pounders…$2.50 8 HDTV Flat Screens…NFL Ticket

Flyer’s Games

Pizza’s…$3.50/$5.50 Sliders $1.50 • Buckets/Miller Lite…6/$7 Hat Trick Specials… 3 Domestic Pints…$5 • 3 Pizza’s... $9/$12

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

Best Wings & Great Specials 

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

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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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Mac-n-cheese fridays A New Mac-n-Cheese every Friday!

Friday, Nov. 4 - Three Cheese Mac-n-Cheese

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Over 150 Cheeses & Meats • Olives & Imported Olive Oils Ravioli House Raviolis • Le Bus Breads • Spreads Dips • Oils • Cape May Crab Cake Factory Crab Cakes NEW PRIVATE TASTING ROOM... CALL FOR DETAILS!

Seaside Cheese Co.

Fred, Margie, Ms Fizzle, Lisa, Tara, Glen



Open Friday and Saturday from 7am-9pm and Sundays from 7am-8pm

Try Our Mini meals Available Sunday-Thursday

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

Michele, Paul, Kathy, Jerry

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Judge Frank, Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown

Judge Joe Brown, Leslie

Mike, Dana, Chris

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Dinner from 5pm Friday and Saturday Halloween ladies

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

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

Jennifer, Stefanie, Julie

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Price Fixe Fridays Fridays 5:30-10pm

$35 Price Fixe Menu includes Appetizer, Entree & Dessert

Select Bottles of Wine Half Off!

Flapper Charity, Sister Papamarkos, Billy Jo Idle

Latin night Friday NightS Starting at 8pm

Jim and Jean Wolsin

Latin Dancing Live Salsa music by cintron Tapas Menu $5 Mojitos

THE OCEAN CLUB HOTEL 1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204 609.884.7000 •

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A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma Vegetarian & Gluten Free Friendly OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND! NEW EXTENDED FALL HOURS Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner Specials


Kitty and Donald Westergom, Big Guy

Best Coffee in Cape May County Order Holiday Pies in October and get 10% off!


Each person gets to Choose… A cup of Soup du jour Or a Side Salad AND A SANDWICH TO SHARE!

Craig, Gail

Turkey & Cheese ~ Ham & Cheese ~ Tuna Salad Chicken Salad ~ Chicken Cheese Steak Cheese Steak ~ Half Pound Burger Fried Fish Sandwich ~ Turkey or Tempeh Reuben Grilled Spinach Sandwich Thank you for not substituting! Not good with any other discounts.


406 N. Broadway, West Cape May

Alexis, Diana, Maddy

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The Game Is Afoot!


“Exit Zero” chats with Sherlock Holmes... by Diane Stopyra

HIS weekend, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts is sponsoring Sherlock Holmes Weekend. Folks will enjoy Victorian Cape May while channeling their inner detectives, competing for a $250 prize by solving a mystery. The capstone to the weekend is a trip to the East Lynne Theater Company for Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Norwood Builder, performed radio-style. The show, complete with live commercials and sound effects, pays homage to the Holmes radio series of the 1930s. This week, Exit Zero caught up with East Lynne’s Sherlock (aka Lee O’Connor). Turns out, even the world’s most famous detective has lots of opinions about Cape May. That’s just elementary, dear readers... You are rarely seen without your pipe. How do you feel about Cape May’s new law banning smoking on Cape May beaches? The question becomes: Is it up to government to get involved, or is it up to the individual to use common sense, maturity, and courtesy? Hmm... that IS the question. Dr Watson is your right hand man. (He’s kind of like the Deputy Mayor Wichterman to your Mayor Mahaney.) Does he ever get sick of being second-in-command? Good man, that Watson. He quite likes being reference material and guidance for me. Modern readers have speculated that you have Asperger’s syndrome, because of your intense attention to detail. Is this true? Asperger’s, this is a term I am not familiar with. Good work; that is what I am familiar with, and that is what I do. And what about the depression speculation? We all have our little vices; Watson has his, I have mine. I like to take the occasional pipe full of medicinal quality cocaine. But that is to alleviate the pressures of solving these wonderful mysteries. You are Baker Street’s most famous resident. What is your favorite Street in Cape May? Washington Street; it’s certainly the prettiest. Only one woman, Irene Adler, has ever captured your fancy. In the past, you’ve said that women are not to be trusted. How do you feel about Cape May women? If you were going to take one on a date here, what would you plan? The reason I made that comment was because a woman’s emotions get the better of her. In my line of work, it’s all about evidence, fact after fact; I think you ladies may

Lee O’Connor, Fred Velde and Gayle Stahlhuth in Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Norwood Builder ever refer to it as ‘linear thought.’ I have taken that to new heights. As far as women in Cape May, I happen to think that the New York influence combined with the Philadelphia/ Baltimore influence is quite appealing. The women here are delightful, well-educated, and fun; their laughter echoes throughout the halls of this town. Where to go? For a stroll on the beach, enjoying the nature God has given us. Over 75 actors have played you on screen and stage throughout the years. Of all these actors, who did the best job and worst jobs? Intriguing question. My estate was approached and since I was not available, I could not appear as myself. That would have been the appropriate choice. But I am quite fond of Mr Robert Downey Jr’s work. Of course, some aspects of Mr Downey’s portrayal also qualify him as the worst. The deerstalker hats you wear aren’t exactly in fashion anymore. If you were going to shop in Cape May, where would you go? The fact that those items are no longer in style means nothing, my dear lady. They were at one time. And since I do not shop for clothing, I could not answer that question. You often go days without eating. But even Sherlock Holmes has got to eat. Where do you love to eat in Cape May? The plethora of choices makes it rather difficult to choose, but I am partial to Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May. Wonderful salmon. You have a reputation for being a gentle-

man. What, in your opinion, does it mean to be a gentleman? I would have to say it is respect for the members of the opposite sex. The good Lord has seen fit to give you beauty, laughter, gorgeous smiles, and the ability to create human life, and that is why I respect the female of our species. Are they equal to my mind? Are they as smart as I am? No. You were killed by your arch nemesis in 1893. The public was so upset, you had to come back to life. Many explanations have been given for your hiatus. Some authors say rehab. Let’s put the mystery to rest. Where were you, really? My dear, my “addiction” to cocaine was highly overstated. And as anyone in this culture or my own can attest, when you find something that makes you very happy, it is but human nature to pursue it, which I did, all around the Mediterranean. I was relaxing. When you are a master of disguise, what do you wear for Halloween? There is a part of my twisted personality that enjoys scaring the bejabbers out of children. I went as the Hunchback of Notre Dame. You’re known for your cold logic. Do you have any logical piece of advice for our readers? To come here is to appreciate nature first; I’m told this is the only barrier island with trees. If you don’t know this, you may want to check your facts, or I could have Watson do it for you. Secondly, appreciate man’s work, as it is inspired by the Lord. And thirdly, appreciate the wide open space.

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G Erin and Kelly Edwards

Pauline and Art Bruschetti

Mary, Rico

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Grand Hotel

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Presented in our 5th Floor

Penthouse Ballroom with Panaramic Views of the Atlantic Coast

Butternut Squash Soup, Italian Minestrone Soup, Tossed Salad, Caesar Salad, Cole Slaw, Roasted Turkey, Ham w/Bourbon, Honey Glaze Prime Rib, Flounder Florentine, Penne with Vodka Sauce, Traditional Bread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus, Green Beans Almondine, Buttered Corn, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Coconut Custard Pie, Bread Pudding, Rice Pudding

$27.95 for Adults • $13.95 for Children 12 & under Reservations Required

1045 Beach Avenue • 609.884.5611 •

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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?

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This fine restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Sit on their oceanfront porch and enjoy a cocktail!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Blue Pig Tavern 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (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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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.


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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.


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Cabanas 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May (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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Cape May Winery 711 Townbank Road, North Cape May (609) 884-1169

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


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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe Cape Orient 315 Ocean Street, Cape May (609) 898-0088

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

harbor view 954 Ocean Drive 884-5444

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

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

Wine tasting and gourmet cheeses daily from 11-6, and then Saturdays on the Crush Pad for live music from 2-5 pm.






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

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

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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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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!

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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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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marie nicole’s Marie Nicole’s serves modern American 9510 Pacific, Wildwood Crest cuisine with a European ambience. Late (609) 522-5425 menu, desserts and cocktails.

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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.


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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.


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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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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!


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

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


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

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rio station 3505 Route 9 South, Rio Grande (609) 889-2000

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

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seasalt 1035 Beach Avenue • (609) 884-7000

Imaginative cuisine at SeaSalt, or check out their hot Latin Night on Wednesdays with Salsa dancing and live Salsa music!


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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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Looking For The Common Ground

The story of what happened at Higher Grounds that so offended a Cape May social group ... by Diane Stopyra


IGHER Grounds coffee shop has sponsored events from progressive drum circles to impromptu jam sessions on the harp and Celtic flute. It’s hosted open mic poetry nights, a performance of raqs al sharqi (“dance of the orient”) and a celebratory art show paying homage to the United Nation’s worldwide peace movement. In short, Katie Panamarenko, the West Cape May coffee shop’s 26-year-old owner, has made a great effort to integrate with, and inspire and entertain, the island community. One local paper went so far as to label her a modern-day “flower child.” Now, some locals are calling for a boycott of Higher Grounds, claiming that she shunned the gay community. So what happened? At Higher Grounds on October 15, Panamarenko hosted a meeting of “We’re Out & About & Proud in Cape May,” a social organization based on Facebook. During the meeting, Panamarenko authorized her mother to take down the rainbow flag

the group had hung on the front door. The action, along with the exchanges that have followed since, have left supporters of both Panamarenko and the gay community irate and disheartened. Ann McCabe, coordinator of the Higher Grounds event and a consultant for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC, organized the first

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meeting at Higher Grounds in June, hoping it would be a “safe, welcoming” place that values “the diversity we bring to Cape May.” During these meetings, the group would occasionally hang rainbow flags, posters or windsocks in the garden of the building or in a window, indicating that a meeting was

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Page 36 Common Ground ? From Page 35 taking place. It had never been an issue in the past; McCabe was always careful to request permission beforehand. For the October meeting, Panamarenko granted permission once again, assuming that the flags would be hung in the same locations they’d been hung before. This time, though, an extra flag was attached to the front door of the building. Panamarenko took issue with this. “I am extremely proud to be Ukrainian,” she says, “but you won’t see a Ukrainian flag on the front door. My father owns a gun shop in Philadelphia, but I won’t hang an NRA sticker either, not even if it would help my family’s business. I won’t hang anything – not a cross, not an OM, not a PETA sticker, no matter where I personally stand, not anything that puts me or anyone who comes through my door in a box. There was no other principle involved in this. Higher Grounds is not affiliated with anything but fair trade and organic. The door is neutral; there is nothing there that says we serve any one group, so that every group feels welcome.” But Steve Platt, an accountant who splits time between West Cape May and Philadelphia, thinks that “welcome” is the

Thursday, November 3, 2011 opposite of what Out & About was made to feel. “For a business to regularly host a group of gay people,” he says, “happily take their money, and yet insult the entire group at the same time is unconscionable.” Fellow Out & About supporter Joan Curran agrees, saying that the incident has made her feel “disappointed and disillusioned.” Thomas Raniszewski, who owned and operated an inn in Cape May for ten years, believes the taking down of the flag harkens back to a time of segregated beaches, and bars that turned away homosexuals. “Even,” he says, “the smallest and most subtle expressions of dislike for those who are different – race, religion, sexuality – are the seeds that become a cancer of hate in our world.” Andrew Altman, who has enjoyed an Out & About gathering in the past, adds that “we’ve come a long way since the day of clandestine dark bars full of closeted men and women,” but that this incident feels like nothing short of a “step backward.” Along with his partner of 21 years, he envisions a world for his son that is “better than this.” And most of these opinions were not formed solely because Panamarenko took the flag down; it was the way she justified her decision after the fact that became the driving force behind much of the outcry. When Ann McCabe approached the

responsible parties for an explanation of why the flag was removed, Panamarenko’s mother told her that such a symbol is “bad for business.” It is insulting, McCabe says, “to think that what we consider a proud symbol of our community is ‘bad for business.’” Panamarenko concedes that this language “may have been inappropriate,” adding, though, that she would never throw her mother “under the bus.” She also explains that Higher Grounds did, in fact, lose business this night, potentially because of the flag; a couple decided to dine elsewhere only moments after noticing it. “I feel like they were uncomfortable,” she says, “and this is supposed to be a comfortable space. It made me realize that there are all kinds of people with opinions and politics and we need to respect them all. I can’t side with anyone because I need everyone’s business. Every person has a right to his or her own belief system. To me, frankly, that is equal rights. All I want to know is what kind of milk you want in your coffee.” She also believes that further business may have been lost if people, upon seeing the flag, assumed Higher Grounds was hosting a private event, open only to a single group, which was not the case.

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Common Ground ? From Page 36 One member of the West Cape May community, who prefers to remain anonymous, believes that Panamarenko’s decision was motivated by financial necessity, not homophobia. “In today’s economically uncertain world,” she says, “where factions are divided and a line in the sand is more like a line in concrete, I’ve noticed an escalation in quickly passing judgment on all sides. Frankly, when I have seen the rainbow symbol outside Higher Grounds, I thought it was a private party or meeting going on inside, and decided to just come back another time.” Others, she says, might have done the same, “not because they did not want to mingle with members of the gay community, but because they did not want to interfere.” A local business owner came to Panamarenko’s defense as well, saying, “There is no other restaurant in town with as much heart as Higher Grounds. Katie would never discriminate against any group of people.” But financial necessity, Out & About members say, cannot excuse the words Panamarenko chose while defending her position this night, including, “I don’t care what you do in your personal life,”

This flag is posted on the Facebook page of We’re Out & About & Proud, where emotions run high and “I never put anything bad in your food, or charged you any higher prices.” The discriminatory implication of the latter statement, some believe, is that Panamarenko believes she could have done so, and been justified. Panamarenko denies that accusation. “This wasn’t code for anything,” she says. “These were just examples of what does constitute discrimination, examples of things that would have warranted taking offense. But to ask that my storefront be kept plain? That’s just so that everyone feels welcome.”

While Panamarenko says it “saddens” her to have offended members of Out & About & Proud (“People I really care about are members of that group,” she says), she doesn’t believe the fire she’s now come under is warranted. Several Facebook users have posted comments on the Higher Grounds and Out & About pages campaigning for a boycott of what they’re now calling “Lower Grounds.” “It’s being posted that I ‘hate’ all gay people,” Panamarenko says. “If anything, I am too loving. I have loved everyone too much, too far for the past three years. And I’ll never refrain from that.” According to McCabe, a boycott was never an organized campaign of Out & About. “I didn’t make the news,” she says, “I just reported it.” As the back-and-forth continues – online, in the streets, and to the dismay of many – at least one organization has offered assistance in the form of education. GABLES, “the gay group doing good things for the entire community,” represents the Southern Shore region of New Jersey. Though the event at Higher Grounds was not a GABLES event, President Craig Van Baal says his organization is “willing to educate whenever someone has a problem.” GABLES, he says, has “worked for 16 years to show that Cape May is a tolerant and progressive city.”

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Customer Service


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

HEN I wait tables, I assume I am having the most painful experience in the restaurant. I’m the one on my feet, dealing with mean customers and cranky kitchen staff. Customers, on the other hand, are the ones giving orders and dropping 20 bucks on a salad like it’s no big deal; what could they possibly have to be upset about? That’s what I assumed until last week, when I experienced a wake-up call. Sometimes, I realized, being on the other side of the table is equally difficult. It all started when my dear friend Dawn skipped town for a vacation in California. The night before she left, I stopped by the restaurant she owns to say goodbye. I only meant to pop in for a moment, but because Dawn was busy, she asked me to stay for a while. “Why don’t you join them?” she asked, pointing to the corner table. Seated there was Dawn’s family – her father, mother and mother-in-law. I’d met them all before and I know they’re lovely people, so I told Dawn I’d be happy to join her family for

dinner. Then I got to the table. Dawn’s mother-in-law, Esmeralda, speaks only Spanish. None of us can understand her, but this never keeps Esmeralda from talking to us – uber-excitedly and continuously – about who-knows-what. Then there’s Dawn’s 70-something father, Frank, who is hard-of-hearing. Frank often winks at me (four rapid-fire winks in a row) to let me know that, though totally out of the loop, he’s still “with it.” And then there’s Dawn’s mother, Gwen, who, having just been sick, has lost her voice. This was our party: can’t hear, can’t speak, can’t speak English, and can’t figure out a way to get the heck out of here.

Nearly every conversation went something like this: Waitress: “Would you care for dessert?” Frank (winking): “What?” Esmeralda: “Deseo un café, pero ningún postre, a menos que tenga pastel de manzana.” Me: “Does anyone know what that means?” Frank (winking): “What?” Gwen: Whispers unintelligibly. Me, Frank, Esmeralda, and Waitress: “What?” By the time the meal ended, we were all exhausted, waitress and customers alike. So I admit it; sometimes, the customer has it worse than the server. But that’s true outside the restaurant, too; the folks we think have nothing to complain about are often dealing with problems we aren’t privy to, sometimes something bigger than we could imagine. All we can do is reserve judgment and be a little nicer to one another. Because really, when it comes to the strangers who cross our paths, we’re all just as out of the loop as Frank.

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Sherlock Holmes Must-Haves

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

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Get up close and personal with any mystery you’re attempting to solve with this gorgeous antique sterling silver magnifying glass from The West End Garage. Plus, it’s a real steal at $99. (Get it? A “steal”?) 484 Perry Street, 609-770-8261, thewestendgarage. com.

Even when you’re completely mystified, you can at least look like your wheels are turning when there’s smoke coming out of your pipe. This bent stem pre-smoked Italian briarwood beauty is available from Up In Smoke for $59.95. 421 Washington Street, 609-884-5009.

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Thursday, November 10: 6-8PM Congress Hall Ballroom

2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Warm Up Enjoy your first hot chocolate of the season and other sweet and savory treats! Shop the Silent Auction for early gifts! Enjoy live entertainment by some of Cape May’s local favorites! All proceeds will benefit the Parade.

Adults $20 donation; children free. For tickets and info, call 884-8421.

Please come and support this West Cape May tradition!

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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. Fall/Winter Hours : Daily Noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


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Still Jazzed Up In Cape May


Arts Editor Tom Sims previews a weekend of jazz performances for good causes

ven with our beloved jazz festival postponed this fall, there are still plenty of jazz performances to help you get your fill in upcoming weeks. The Cape May Jazz Festival is two-time winner of the People’s Choice Award for favorite music festival in the entire Garden State. And its supporters are rallying to make sure the tradition stays alive. According to the Cape May Chamber of Commerce, “Jazz Fest has been cancelled, but the spirit is not! Cabanas and Martini Beach want to help by keeping the spirit alive and have joined forces with the Cape May Jazz Festival to host a fundraiser in support of the festival.” The weekend-long showcase will feature some of Cape May’s best local entertainment. On Friday night, Geno White plays Martini Beach at 6pm and Tom Larsen Band plays Cabanas at 9:30pm. On Saturday, Frank Bey takes the stage at 1pm at Cabanas, Eddie Morgan at Martini Beach at 6pm, and BlueBone at Cabanas at 9:30pm. Tickets are just $10 for Friday night and Saturday

daytime and $15 for Saturday night. And it all benefits Friends of Cape May Jazz. You can order tickets online at And for the benefit of another great cause, namely Animal Outreach, George Mesterhazy and friends will play at the Merion Inn on Sunday, November 27. The fourth annual jazz brunch will feature a hot buffet and cool jazz, and tickets are $40. Tickets can be purchased at aocmc. org. Animal Outreach announced recently that the USDA Office of Rural Development will be providing a low-interest loan/grant combination package so the organization

can build a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary at its property on Bayshore Road in North Cape May. This marks a milestone in the organization’s long-standing quest to build such a facility for the homeless cats and dogs in the region. Architectural designs were supplied under the volunteer efforts of James Livoti, AIA, a committed animal lover from Bridgeton, New Jersey. “Every one of the volunteer leaders is committed to the cause of helping cats and dogs in need,” says Livoti, “and I’m just honored to be part of the mission.” Livoti adds that the group is also being helped by Opalek Engineering, LLC, of Somerdale, New Jersey. So not only is jazz still alive in Cape May, but it is coming to the rescue of some very important non-profits in town. It’s great to see so many of our local artists choosing to lend a hand. Maybe that’s why we win so many awards and are viewed by the entire state and beyond as such a gem. Make sure to attend one of these performances and support these musicians and their causes.

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The Answer Lady


Wise answers to perplexing questions

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 I recently went to a relative’s wedding in Florida, where I literally met the girl of my dreams. Our eyes met across a crowded room, we danced the night away, talked until 4am, and sparks were flying all over the place. Two problems: one – she lives in Florida and I live in Cape May; and two – she kind of has a boyfriend. She told me they’re essentially over, but still, I got an email from her last night and feel guilty about answering it. I would never ask her to move here, and I don’t see myself moving there. Are we doomed? – Smitten Dear Smitten My goodness, gentle reader – that must have been quite the evening if you’re already thinking about relocating. Distance can be a pesky obstacle to true love, though not necessarily an insurmountable one. Forget not,

dear, that it’s easy to have an enchanted evening with a fascinating stranger in a far-away land – after all, that is the stuff of fairy tales. Not all of it holds up in the more difficult and mundane light of day, however; some of our life experiences are meant to be lovely memories and nothing more. On the other hand, it’s entirely possible that the object of your affection’s (or “OOYA”’s) relationship with her beau HAS run its course, and that you are destined to be the Romeo to her Juliet – with a happier ending, one hopes. Keep to the

high road here, and also be completely honest with her. Respond to her email, telling her that you think she’s just swell, and that you would love to pursue a relationship with her if and when she is free to do so. Then, go on with your life, hope for the best, and stockpile your frequent-flyer miles. It’s easy for the Answer Lady to say it, but anything can happen. Sometimes we simply have to let it. Dear Answer Lady You’re going to think I’m crazy, but I just bought my house a month ago and I think I have a ghost. And no, I am not hopped up on candy or hung-over from the Phantom Ball, but I am freaked out. – Spooked Dear Spooked Hmm. Is this a good ghost or a bad ghost? Just like people, ghosts have different temperaments, and varying degrees of humor (or lack thereof). Educate yourself on the subject with a Ghosts of Cape May book from the series by Craig McManus, available, conveniently, at the Exit Zero store. Or check out his website at

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Chance Meetings


Everett Chance wines and dines Cape May’s single ladies

ndecision – that moment of hesitation while you decide your course of action – gets you every time. If you’ve rounded first base, and stutter step while you think about heading to second, chances are you’ll get thrown out. The St Louis Cardinals’ postseason run (sorry, Phillies fans, but let it go) had me thinking back to a moment of indecision more than a decade ago. Returning from a trip, I was sitting at the gate in St Louis’ airport. Been there dozens of times, nothing different about this one, except for the woman who sat down beside me. The long, lean, dramatically pneumatic, slightly frazzled woman. A conversation began – is this the right gate? My flight was delayed, I’ve been traveling since 4am. Soon she let loose with a nuclear bombshell. She was, she confided, headed home from a trip to LA for her Penthouse photo shoot. Outwardly, I remained calm. Inwardly, circuits blew, my eyes fought to stay on hers, and the voices in my head began speaking in tongues. At another gate about 100 feet away,

a burly red-headed guy approached the jetway. Hmmmm, thought the sportsoriented part of my brain, that looks like Mark McGwire. (It was the year the Cardinals superstar set the home run record, before admitting to using performance enhancing drugs.) But my attention was drawn back to Miss August, who was getting quite friendly with me. I was pretty sure that at some point, phone numbers were going to be exchanged, at the

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very least. And then I looked back, and realized, damn, that IS Mark McGwire. One of the greatest power hitters in baseball history. Standing right there. I should go get an autograph. In short, I hesitated. Presented with two choices – both good, but choices nonetheless – I was unable to make either. Miss August sensed my momentary lack of interest, and her elevated hemline and depressed neckline flounced off to the bathroom. To my left, 100 other people recognized McGwire and swarmed him, forcing him down the jetway to his plane. I pulled a paperback out of my carry-on, lowered my head, and metaphorically, trotted slowly back to the dugout. Let’s look at a menu and make some choices. Send an email to, 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. When it comes to entrees, I’m never indecisive.

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Senior cheerleading captain Morgan Robinson, LCMR’s student of the week, is a leader who is looked up to by many younger students at LCMR. Her parents, Tony and Barbara of Erma, are very supportive of all of Robinson’s extracurricular activities. Robinson is a member of the Peer Leader program, while juggling the rigors of the Advanced Placement curriculum. She has also been dancing since she was two years old, which is how she got interested in cheerleading. Her mother, Barbara, suggested cheerleading, and Robinson said, “It looked fun,” so she tried it. As difficult as it is to balance school with all of her activities (“It gets tough,” Robinson says), she still manages to maintain a grade point average high enough for her to be a National Honor Society member. Robinson hopes to go to either West Chester or Rider University, where she plans to major in Special Education. Her exceptional leadership skills will make it easy for her to be a teacher in the future. Robinson will be missed in the halls of LCMR when she graduates, but her classmates and teammates will be “cheering” her on as she enters the next stage of her life. story by Jon Staples, Photo by Jason Hoban

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Why You Need To See RED

We chat with Roy Steinberg on the new Cape May Stage play about Mark Rothko... by Kate Chadwick


oy Steinberg has one of those faces. You know you’ve seen it, and from exactly where is right on the tip of your tongue. Whether you’re a Cape May native or visitor, whether it's print ads or commercials for Cape May Stage on the local television station, it’s “Hey, I know that guy.” Which is why it was so disconcerting for this reporter to walk right past him without a hint of recognition at Depot Market recently. The facial hair and top of his head shaved and the remainder dyed red caused my double-take. He told me that it was for the role of artist Mark Rothko in Cape MayStage’s new production of RED, co-starring RJ Barnett and directed by Chris Dolman. We chatted with Roy about this rare opportunity for him to step away from his role as Artistic Director and revisit his acting roots. We hear it was quite a coup for Cape May Stage to get this play. Tell us how that came about. The actress Lynn Cohen, who has performed here at Cape May Stage, called me from London to tell me about it two years ago, saying “You must do this play.” When I told her I’d definitely look into directing it, she said “No, you have to act in it.” When the play came to the US, I went to see it on Broadway, and I was blown away not only by the production, but by the text. It addresses issues not only relating to art, it addresses what it means to be human, to be civilized.

Roy Steinberg channels tortured artist Mark Rothko in RED Aleksey Moryakov For instance, it’s interesting to me that a movie like Dumb and Dumber can really only be successful in the United States. Americans seem to have almost an embarrassment about intellect, about bettering, educating, and civilizing ourselves. Rothko challenges his assistant, who is the only other character, to rise up and learn about everything he can in order to produce great art, and I think that’s so important, too. I applied for rights to the play as soon as they became available. We kept calling and calling, pressing and pressing. The rights became available on October 25, and we opened on the 26th. You say you were particularly drawn to the text of the play – can you expand on that a bit? I think the playwright, John Logan, is absolutely brilliant. He took an actual person, and an actual event, and in large part, used Rothko’s own words to bring the play to life. He also brings everything full circle – some of the things set up early on in the play are resolved by the end. [Reporter’s note: Roy then offers an example, but we don’t want to give anything away here.] How would you rate this past year at Cape May Stage? We have had a wonderful season this year, and of course we are looking forward to our holiday production of This Wonderful Life by Steve Murray. [Reporter’s note: we have seen this particular production at Cape May Stage, and if you haven’t,

you should definitely make reservations to do so. It’s really, well – wonderful.] We strive to offer a large umbrella of productions to appeal to as many segments of the audience as we can. A great example is our production earlier this summer of Steel Magnolias, which is such a popular and accessible play, and which featured both Tony and Emmy awardwinning actresses. We were sold out every night. Then we balance that with the more challenging productions like the recent The Woolgatherer, and last year’s Top Dog/Underdog, which was definitely a more controversial offering. What’s on the agenda for next season? I’m considering a play called Time Stands Still, by Donald Marguiles. It was nominated for two Tony Awards, including a Best Actress nod for Laura Linney, and I certainly have an eye towards getting an award-winning actress to come to Cape May with it. It’s amazing that in a town the size of Cape May, we have access to such great theater. What is your take on that? It’s enormously gratifying to me. At the same time, the reason it’s possible is because we have a community of generous and open-minded people who support what we’re doing. I took the role of Mark Rothko to challenge myself. And I feel it’s equally as important for Cape May Stage and for me to continuously challenge myself with the productions we offer.

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The Cape May Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for “Exit Zero”! By Jon Roth So YOU love crosswords? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, relax and enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the crossword are all related to this week’s issue. The theme: Sherlock Holmes. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, Across 2 . This cane-toting, drug-addicted doctor in a Fox TV series is loosely based on Holmes. 6 . In several cases, Sherlock Holmes employed this pseudoscientific method of evaluation, based on the size and shape of one’s skull. 8 . The author of the Sherlock Holmes stories was briefly friends with this famous escape artist. 11 . This epistolary novel by Wilkie Collins is considered by many to be the first novel in the mystery genre – it was later turned into a musical. 13 . He played the mustachioed sidekick to Robert Downey Jr in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes. 14 . This was the magazine in which most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes stories were published. 18 . This field, now widely featured in series like CSI, NCIS and other aconyms, owes a great debt to Holmes’ problem-solving methods. 19 . The author of the Holmes stories was born in this bonnie country. 20 . This Shakespearean actor portrayed Holmes in 14 movies as well as a popular

Who knew he was inspired by Holmes? 2 Across

radio series. 21 . Once Sherlock Holmes retires from the crime-solving field, he takes up this hobby. 22 . He is the investigative wunderkind in a series of children’s novels by Donald Sobol. 23 . She is the fictional young amateur detective who has been featured in over 200 books and two films – the latest of which starred Emma Roberts. Down 1 . Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also wrote this novel, about a group of explorers who stumble upon a host of prehistoric creatures in the Amazon. 3 . This group will present performances in the style of the famous NBC Holmes radio series this Friday and Saturday. 4 . Along with morphine and opium, Holmes often used this drug – discovered in Peru, isolated in Germany, and legal in England at the time. 5 . This comedy series on HBO stars Jason

Schwartzman as a Brooklyn-based detective named Jonathan Ames. 7 . This contemporary author, who writes of his love for Holmes in Maps and Legends, also used him as a character in his book, The Final Solution. 9 . This female author is one of several Brits to take up Doyle’s calling and write mystery stories – her protagonist is named Hercule Poirot. 10 . This is the full name of Sherlock Holmes’ assistant and chronicler. 12 . In the story A Case of Identity, Holmes finds the culprit by analyzing his letters and noting a telltale malfunction in this machine. 15 . While the British are generally held to be the inventors of mystery fiction, this American poet, novelist and alcoholic wrote an early detective series set in France. 16 . This is the name of the distinctive cap Holmes is often portrayed wearing. 17. He played Holmes’ sidekick in a series of films, as well as the radio series that ran from 1939 to 1947.

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The Old Fogey


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

ow I hate the phrase, “The Game’s Afoot,” my friends! And to think that my own career as a top detective was the inspiration for that Sherlock Holmes, as well. It all came about when I was investigating the curious case I called "The Not A Yorkshire Terrier of the Baskervilles" here in Cape May. We had had a rash of brutal murders that mystified the local constabulary, where victims were viciously dismembered and body parts strewn around a large area. Every attack took place after dark, when the fog rolled off the Atlantic. The only clues were some animal hairs that one victim had clutched in a dead hand, and reports of spine-tingling growling right before the screaming started. A state-ofthe-art laboratory on Stimpson Lane analyzed the hairs and said they came from a small terrier. Not unlike, the scientist said to me, peering over his glasses at The Young Albert of the Day, that fine little animal you have there. I laughed, and Albert chuffed in his throat, which is the canine equiva-

lent, or sometimes meant he was sad or maybe constipated: I could never be sure which. By coincidence, that analyst was the next victim, as he walked home by gaslight that evening. I received a telegram at the Mansion and when I told Albert as soon as he returned from his evening constitutional, he was most upset and chuffed for a goodly half hour until a furball popped out that contained a Yale class ring. Very odd. Well, my old friend Arthur Conan Doyle came down for the weekend, as he planned

to write a new series of books, he said, on me solving this most awful of crime sprees, and as we sat sipping a malt in the Brown Room, with the clues laid out in front of us, we thought we were getting somewhere, though that little rogue Albert, bless him, so wanted to play that he kept on messing up the evidence trails as we neared a conclusion. That’s Yorkies for you: nothing in their heads save playing. Anyways, Albert went off to chase a mouse and minutes later there was an earsplitting shriek outside. We dashed out into the fog, pistols drawn, and I stumbled over something that turned out to be a croquet hoop. “The Game!” I yelled, and, spotting a body part, added “A foot!” and ran off to chase the culprit. Sadly, the beast was gone, and I encountered only Albert, who had heard the noise and was himself hunting for a scent. He had tripped and fallen into the swimming pool, in his haste to help, and was sopping wet. For some reason Doyle was unimpressed and left in haste and fear. And he renamed me, I am furious to report, for his damnable books.

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The updated second edition of the first resort is now on sale at the exit zero store & gallery & other fine local stores... Also available online at “As complete a look at the ups and downs of the Jersey Shore’s proto-resort as you are likely to see.” – Frank Wilson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Exit Zero Store - 109 Sunset Boulevard • 609-770-8479 cape winds florist - 860 Broadway • 609-884-1865 Whale’s Tale - 312 Washington Street Mall • 609-884-4808 sunset beach gift shops - 502 Sunset Blvd • 609-884-7079 Atlantic Books - 500 Washington Street Mall • 609-898-9694 Good Scents - Jackson Street & Carpenters Lane • 609-884-0014 Cape May County Museum • 504 Route 9 N, CMCH • 609-465-3535 Tommy’s Folly • 251 Beach Avenue, Congress Hall • 609-884-6522 MAC • Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street • 609-884-5404 down by the sea • 711 Beach Avenue, Cape May • 609-884-8400

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Activity Of The Week


A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: You, at the Zoo

on’t let a chill in the air keep you indoors. Fall is a great time to put a little spring in your step with some outdoor exercise, and the Cape May County Park and Zoo is just the place to do it. If you’re not crazy about exercise, the zoo is a great distraction. It’s one of Cape May’s most popular children’s attractions, but you definitely don’t have to be a child to enjoy it. There are more than 500 animals to see, many of whom are more active in cooler weather – maybe you’ll finally get a good look at the bears. An ever-changing population means there is always something new. For example, the zoo is currently planning a new habitat for its growing snow leopard family. Baby Nubo – Tibetan for "younger brother" – joined twins Kaba and Sabu on May 12, 2011. Stop by and say, “Awww.” The zoo also organizes special events. On Saturday, December 11, Santa’s Family Workshop will set up inside the reptile house from 11am-2pm. Stop at the craft and activity stations, and be sure to bring your camera with you to get a picture with Santa and Mrs Claus.

Outside the zoo, chipmunks and squirrels will keep you entertained as you stroll along the trails of the park. Or, if walking isn’t enough for you, get a full-body workout with the 12 outdoor fitness stations. They are grouped together and located near the playground, so you can keep an eye on the kids while they play. When you’re through,

you can join them on the swings for a little abdominal workout. Kids need outdoor exercise, too. Fresh air is essential for growing bodies. Bring young children to the new “Born Learning” Trail, an interactive trail that begins at the playground and contains instructions for simple games. What parent doesn’t need a new way to play? Older kids can join you at the exercise stations, or frolic on the playground. Bring a picnic. Even if you have to bundle up, food is more fun outside. Pack a lunch in your cooler and leave it in the car – you can’t bring food into the zoo area. Leave Fido at home unless you’re planning to stick to the park, because dogs are not allowed in the zoo. You can leave your wallet at home, too, because the zoo is – amazingly – free, although donations are appreciated. The park is open from 9am-dusk daily, and the zoo’s winter hours are from 10am to 3:45pm. Both are closed on Christmas Day. Exercise your body and your mind. Take yourself to the zoo. Next week: Christmas Countdown

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Announcing Cape May’s Employee Of The Week photograph by Danielle O’Neal

Girlfriends Special Treat yourself and your girlfriend to our Side by Side Signature Pedicures and save $10.00! Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Now open on Monday and Late on Wednesday & Thursday! 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May 609-884-4499

WEDNESDAYS, 7:30-8:30pm St. Barnabas by the Bay 13 W. Bates Avenue, Villas

Name: Justin Mogavero Occupation: General Manager, The Virginia Hotel Age: I’ll be 31 in December. Hometown: I was born in Philly, grew up in Erma. How long have you worked here? Four years with Cape Resorts Group, three at the Virginia. Best thing about the job? The connections you make with people. The Virginia attracts people from all over – there’s such diversity. What do you recommend to visitors? The lighthouse, the concrete ship. You can learn a lot about Cape May’s history in a short amount of time. What’s your OTHER dream job? Strength and conditioning coach on a university or pro sports team. Favorite thing about Cape May? People want to come here. We have a great thing right in our backyard. Interview by Kate Chadwick Want to nominate an employee of the week? Email

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Artizan specializes in Wedding Parties and Special Occasions. They will handle all of your makeup and up-dos. Trust them to make you look your best when it counts. And Artizan is now even open on Mondays for your beauty needs!

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

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

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This award-winning spa offers the Couple’s Victorian Experience, beginning in an Monday-Friday 10-6 oversized whirlpool, followed by a Swedish massage, and ending with light refreshments. Saturday 9-6 Plus, they sell some great products your body will just love! Sunday 9-5

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

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Dr Feldman and his team provide top-notch cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The office Call for an appointment. is on call for your Dental Emergencies and endorsed by Cape Island Urgent Care.

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

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

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

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Sea Spa is a full-service luxury destination spa. Spending a day there is like taking your Wednesday-Saturday own personal mini-vacation. They have a full line of Massages and Facials, Manicures 9:30am-6pm and Pedicures available. Sunday 9:30am-3pm Tuesday- by Appointment

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Bill Sjolander, Scott Hardt, Tom Kaufman, Marc Venverloh


(second from left) started at the gym one year ago, lost 50 lbs AND quit smoking. She just completed a 33-mile walk for MS last weekend. Total transformation!!

Tony Armenti, Joe Smolda, Chuck Sabosik

David Newman, Vince Jackson, Cathy Duncan

KATE McKERNAN (our own trainer!) placed second in a figure competition!!

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“Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face.” ~ Malcolm De Chazal

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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


FOXXY is a sweet, reservd sevenyear-old female Shepherd mix who will need a quiet, adult home. She was an outside dog so she will need some training, but with patience, we are confident she’ll come around. Foxxy, who shows no interest in toys or rawhides, did well on her temperament test. All she needs now is the home, attention and love she deserves. The adoption fee is only $35.


LANA is a pretty, nine-month-old gal who weighs around 44 pounds. She was found on the street by a good samaritan, but no one has come to claim her. Hopefully, a kind soul will rescue her soon. She’s going to need someone with patience and a firm hand, as she needs training and LOTS of exercise. If you think you may be able to offer Lana the life she deserves, stop by and meet her today. The adoption fee is $95.


Cody, a handsome six-year-old boy, came to the shelter after being surrendered by his owner for being nippy. He’s an obedient boy who knows some basic commands and loves to play fetch. All he really needs is someone with a firm hand who will be willing to guide him and help him reach his full potential. He’d be best in a home without cats or young children. The adoption fee is only $35.

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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


FAT CAT was brought to the shelter because her owner moved and couldn’t take her along. She is an older gal, waiting for a home with her sister, Little Cat. Both are sweet, love attention, and get along great with other cats and kids! (Dogs make Fat Cat nervous, but Little Cat is fine withthem.) The adoption fee is only $20.


ANNA is a Siamese who was raised outdoors, so she’s had very little human interaction. Given time, she might become a nice house cat, but she will need some work first. What Anna needs is someone to let her be on her own terms while she trys to be a pet. If you have the patience, stop by. The adoption fee is a mere $20.


WILLY may look a little rough around the edges, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a sweeter boy. All this domestic short-hair needs is a chance. He loves treats, and he’ll love you, too. If you’re in need of a friend, stop by the shelter and see if Willy might be the right cat for you. Willy’s adoption fee is just $20.

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CCORDING to The New York Times, RED will be the most performed play in the United States in 2011. As one of the first in our region to produce this brilliant and powerful work, Cape May Stage continues to be at the forefront of American theatres. Artistic Director Roy Steinberg makes his Cape May Stage acting debut playing Mark Rothko. He joins RJ Barnett as Ken in what many are saying is one of the best plays the theatre has ever done. Chris Dolman returns as a guest director after his triumph with Doubt in seasons past. Cape May Stage, with support from Sturdy Savings Bank, has scheduled many special upcoming performances of RED. A special ASL performance is scheduled for Friday, November 4, so that our deaf community can experience this Tony award-winning play. Many people requested matinées at this time of year and Cape May Stage responded with matinees on both Saturdays and Sundays. On Sunday, November 5, the theatre has scheduled a “PayWhat-You-Can” matinée at 3pm. Patrons pay whatever they wish at these performances. The following Saturday, November 12, will be a halfprice senior matinée. After the Sunday matinée on November 13, in conjunction with RED, Cape May Stage will present Role of the Artist, a post-show discussion featuring a panel of art professionals. Hosted by Artistic Director Roy Steinberg, the panel will include Michael Cagno, Executive Director for Noyes Museum of Art, Sandra Bloodworth, director of Metropolitan Trans-

Above: Roy Steinberg (left) and RJ Barnett star in RED at Cape May Stage through November 19 portation Authority Arts for Transit and Urban Design in New York City, and Victor Grasso, Fine Artist. Role of the Artist, which is free to patrons of the performance, will take place immediately following the 3pm matinée at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, located at Bank and Lafayette in downtown Cape May. The Role of the Artist panel will address several questions that the play asks of its audience. Rothko talks of “overmantles” – those paintings doomed to become decoration. Should a painting decorate a home or have some other reason to exist? Is art meant to disturb? Are there parallels in theater and the visual arts? Audiences are encouraged to participate in the post-show Q&A where all com-

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Friday, Nov. 4 8pm, Tickets $15-35

ments and questions will be addressed. Still wondering what the show is about? RED tells the true story of Mark Rothko, the American, abstract expressionist painter who was commissioned to paint a series of paintings for the Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building. He then returned the money and kept the paintings. Rothko tells Phillip Johnson, world-renowned architect, that, “Anybody who eats that kind of food, for that kind of money, in that kind of joint will never look at a painting of mine.” To reserve tickets, call 884-1341 or go online to With every performance, word of what is going on at Cape May Stage grows. Come be a part of it!

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Saturday, Nov. 5 Sunday, Nov. 13 3pm, You pick the price 3pm, Free with ticket

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Bird Droppings


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

ou are a new birder and you are confused. Well, get in line. You are confused because you decided to try bird watching. You thought it would be fun and stress relieving. And you knew that you needed to buy binoculars and a field guide. And now you are totally stressed and in a total funk because you had no idea there were so many binoculars and so many field guides and so many promises and so little assistance. The problem is simple. You went online for your answers. All you got was conf licting promises. Try this. Go talk to a person. Someone who has your interests in mind and knows the answers to your questions. Try going to the Cape May Bird Observatory and talking to someone in the store. They have the answers. They have the product. In fact, the only product they have is stuff they would use themselves. They’ve already assessed the merit

and promises of all the binoculars and field guides out there. Chosen the best. Put them in a collection for easy comparison. They guide you to a good selection based upon your level of interest, experience, physical needs, and (of course) your budget. Heck. Anyone can sell someone

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a $2,000 binocular. The trick is fitting someone with a $250 glass that really works – for them and for birding. Don’t all binoculars work for everyone? Nope. Some people are easy to fit; can use almost anything. Most people have one or two concerns that must be addressed. Concerns like eye glasses, arthritis in their fingers, close (or wide) set eyes, close focus (or not), neck problems, back problems, small (or large) hands. All these considerations make one glass better than another. Just like automobiles – each one performs differently. For you! The only person that counts when it comes to buying an instrument for you. As for field guides, there are dozens of the things out there. All have their good points, none are perfect. But there is going to be one guide that is better for you than all the rest. Better because it is simple. Better because it is well organized. Better because it’s

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Help her and others like her... & help your business too!

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

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 81 designed to be carried in the field. And better because it’s the easiest to use. And your continued use of your guide makes the book better and better. Like your binoculars, you and your field guide become a team. The more familiar you become with it, the easier and easier it is to use. But to be a great team, you need to start with binoculars and a field guide that fit you. What about a spotting scope? Don’t all serious birders have spotting scopes and tripods? Nah. Save your money. Worry about the spotting scope and tripod later. Binoculars are the primary tool of birding. You’ll need a spotting scope about the time you start buying specialty bird guides (like Hawks at a Distance, or The Shorebird Guide). Of course, the CMBO has a great selection of spotting scopes, tripods and specialty field guides (not to mention just about anything else you might want or need to enjoy the natural world). But you are a new birder, and loading up new birders with stuff they don’t need is just going to frustrate them.

A beginning birder should start out with the perfect pair of binoculars This is how new birders stop being new birders. They become ex-birders. And that’s not going to help anyone. So take my advice. Go to the CMBO. Ask the people who understand your needs to fill your needs. It’s not their job. It’s their mission. And besides, they know you are going to be so happy with your binoculars and field guide you’ll just come back in a year and buy the spotting scope. But by that


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time you won’t be a beginning birder. The Cape May Bird Observatory, THE place for all your nature needs, is located at 701 East Lake Drive overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point (609-884-2736), and is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm through November. Check out 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 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, you can also visit us online at – where birding Cape May is only a click away – but you can’t test drive binoculars or field guides! Seymore Thanu is none other than New Jersey's own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Author of several books on and about nature, he has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 24 @ 9am 600 Park Blvd, West Cape May All proceeds benefit the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a pediatric cancer fund.

Entry Fees before or on November 14 $18 Adults • $15 (18 and under) Entry Fees After November 14 $20 all ages Pre-Registered Runners are Guaranteed Shirts in Requested Sizes! T-Shirt will be first come first serve.

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

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9/26: Second Annual Dona Wise-Kelleher Cut-A-Thon At The Cuttin’ Edge


Four years ago, 37-year-old Donna WiseKelleher, a cosmetology teacher, hairstylist and beauty salon owner, passed away from a brain aneurysm. She left behind a husband and three beautiful children – Hannah, Sophia, and Chris – who are now 11, 9 and 18, respectively. On September 26, The Cuttin' Edge Hair Salon hosted the second annual Dona Wise-Kelleher Cut-A-Thon event. In three hours, just two stylists managed to do 30 cuts, each costing just $10. All proceeds were donated to the Donna Wise-Kelleher Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits a student in the adult cosmetology class at the Cape May County Technical School. Wise-Kelleher was a graduate of the school, a TA in this class, and an Advisory Council member. PHOTOGRAPH BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479 Get Your Magnetic Bumper Sticker at The Exit Zero Store!

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The Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village present


andlelight Walk

Saturday, November 5th 5:30-7:30pm • Enter through the Route 9 gate and let luminaries guide you through the Village • Fireside wine, beer & lite fare in select buildings • Desserts and music at the Pavilion • Special holiday sale at the Country Store


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Beth, Diane

Niels Favre, Jim Richards

Liz Favre, Jackie Richards

Bob, Terry

Marilyn, Al

Marge, Larry


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Barbara, Ralph


Larry Mears, Kathy Breuss

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LTES PTA Sponsors

Vendor Night Friday, November 18 5:30-8:30pm Mitnick All-Purpose Room (School by West Cape May bridge)

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Have a nice relaxing night of holiday shopping without all the stress of big stores and malls!

We will have vendors selling a variety of items and prizes to win... including a raffle for 2 Flyer's Tickets with free parking.

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The Dating Column


Stella Dixon's take on romance on Old Cape Island

lle is a successful yoga teacher. She owns her own business. She has a body women 20 years younger envy. She has loyal friends. She has a loyal dog. She has a lovely Cape May home, a loving sister, and three nieces who adore her to pieces. And from what I can tell, Elle has a beautiful personality. But Elle does not have a man. She's a 42-year-old single woman, and in Elle's mind, this one detail invalidates everything else. As human beings, we seek validation. In an ideal world, it would come from our accomplishments, our kindness, our intellect, our compassion, and the strength of our friendships. But let's be real. It also comes from the hottie at the end of the bar who buys us a drink. And when some hottie decides three months later that he's had his fill of us, we manage to feel less valid. We wonder what's wrong with us. We beat ourselves up for not being funny enough, or interesting enough, or pretty enough. We could win a Nobel prize, cure the common cold, or find a Beach Avenue parking spot on Fourth of July weekend, but if no one is trying to take off our pants, we can't

seem to enjoy our successes. I am a person who, as much as I hate to admit it, has sought validation from other people. So much as hearing the name of my ex makes me feel instantly deflated, wondering what it is that I did wrong or how I could have been better. Running into his new girlfriend, on the other hand, has the opposite effect. The last time I saw her, she was wearing a bedazzled top and saying something to the effect of: "This party is totes lame." Somehow,


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just knowing that my ex is now saddled with the kind of girl who says "totes" made me feel more validated. Of course, this is silly. This girl has nothing to do with me. But validation is a funny thing. For being so important, it often comes from laughably unimportant places. It doesn't matter how lousy we're feeling about ourselves, if we run into that bastard ex of ours and the 40 pounds he's gained since the break up, we feel instantly better. If we run into the bastard ex who managed to land an underwear modeling contract post break up, we feel instantly worse. Never mind what we've achieved since the demise of our last relationship. I realize that my validation should come from within, from the things that make me, me. Just like Elle's validation should come from her many attributes, not the least of which being that she is a damn good person. The truth is, I think that if we depend on someone else to determine our worth, we don't have much business being in a relationship at all. And that's a thought, I'm beginning to see, that's "totes" valid.

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RANCHER ON EXTRA LARGE LOT 631 Jonathan Hoffman Road Cold Spring 3BR, 2BA, basement, central air, garage. $249,000

ELEGANT FEDERAL STYLE HOME 214 Jefferson Street, Cape May 6BR, 3.5BA, central air, full basement, and a guest apt above detached garage. $1,350,000

PERFECT LOCATION 500 West Perry Street, Cape May 9BR, 4.5BA, excellent rental history selling furnished. $674,900

HARBOR FRONT CONDO With 30’ BOAT SLIP 1534 Yacht Avenue, #4 Cape May VICTORIAN HARBOR UNIT 2BR, 2BA. Association upgrades: new decks, railings, bulkhead, docks & dredging. $519,900

PERFECT CONDITION! 927 Farmdale Drive West Cape May 5BR, 2.5BA, 2-zone heat/air, screened porch, gas f/p, 2-car att garage. $689,000

CLASSIC VICTORIAN 818 Washington Street, Cape May 6BR, 3 full BA, and 2 half BA, screened porch. $899,000

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Doris Mears, Sharon Roman

Pat and Bud Swain

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209 Delaware Avenue, Del Haven

4 Monarch Court, Cold Spring

Charming beach house with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, and a garage located in the dunes, beach ftont on the Delaware Bay. Sit on your large raised deck and enjoy sunsets nightly. $365,000

Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a large 1.04 acre lot. Open floor plan, towering ceilings, custom gas fireplace, 2 car garage, and so much more. $525,000

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

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Connie and John Baals

Larissa, Alyse

Susan and Jack Wichterman

John DiDomingo, Vicky Clark

Mrs and Mr Bob Fite

Tom and Dawn Hynes

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N. Cape May

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4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Victorian Style 1.6 Acres Large Attic Greenhouse, Storage Shed

$264,999 (20w)

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3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Sits on 2/3 Acre Lot Granite Counters Hardwood Flooring Full Basement


3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 5 Houses from Bay Central Air Enclosed Porch 60 x 100 Lot

$369,000 (12f)

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12 Cliffside Road

Vacant residential double lot, steps to magnificent sunsets and all activities... MLS# 142625

14 Cliffside Road

2 story summer vacation home, waiting to be yours. Large living room, enclosed porch, sleeping loft and detached garage... MLS# 142624

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739 Washington Street Cape May, New Jersey 08204 Office: 609-884-5800 Fax: 609-898-0843 Direct: 609-602-8641

Heijung Park-Colameco Broker Sales Associate

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Mike Clark, Mr Townsend

Ed, Frank

519 E. Lake Drive, Cape May Point

1310-A Illinois Ave. Cape May

Large 2 story home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths offering 2 liv. rooms, 2 master suites, 2 decks ( 1 enclosed) with Lake views, being sold fully furnished - $925,000.

2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath Village Greene quad nicely maintained and sold fully furnished; also offers large front deck and enclosed porch. $313,900.

512 Washington Mall, Cape May (609) 884-8428 • 800-441-8428

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2505 Bayshore Rd. Villas, NJ 08251 • Broker Daniel J. Senico 75 Pinetree Drive, Villas $229,900

Bob and Jane Elwell, Larry Notch, Nick Federoff, Herb Farrel

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Patricia, John, Denise, Harley, Tom, Betty

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Jim Walde, Harley Shuler

Chuck Kealy, Jim Walde, Tom White, Jennie McCaney,Tom Hynes

Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty

Dianne, Rob, Beth, Bob, Al, Mazie

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Harry Reed, Mike Monahan

Claudia Monahan, Marilyn Reed

Al Coney, Dick Williams

Samantha, Alyse

Trudy Williams, Marge Conley

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

902 OCEAN DRIVE UNIT 909, LOWER TOWNSHIP You don’t want to miss the views of Cape May Harbor from this condo at the Canyon Club. This end unit offers an open floor plan on the first floor which includes a breakfast bar and gas fireplace. Upstairs you’ll find a master suite with Jacuzzi tub and an additional bedroom and full bath. Amenities include a clubhouse, tennis courts, and 3 pools. Make your appointment today! $350,000

1151 WASHINGTON ST., CAPE MAY Make your appointment today to see this triplex on lovely, tree lined Washington Street. The first floor front apartment is 2 bedroom, 1 bath with a living room, kitchen and front porch. The first floor rear is one bedroom, 1 bath with kitchen and patio. The upstairs apartment offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a loft and a deck. $525,000

725 SEASHORE ROAD, COLD SPRING This 3 bedroom, 2 bath historic Cold Spring farm house sits on over 2 acres of well maintained, high and dry land that features a variety of flower, fruit and vegetable gardens. This home was built in the 1900’s and still conveys its colonial charm while having many updated, modern conveniences. Come experience country living at the shore! $359,900

2702 WEAVER AVENUE, VILLAS This well manicured 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is move-in ready. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac this home includes a rear deck and a nice size yard for the kids to play. Inside you’ll find an open living room with wood burning stove, a big kitchen with large dining area, and a master bedroom with large closet and private bath. Call today to make your appointment. $174,500

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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area


125 1/2 York Avenue West Cape May

112 Wildwood Ave. Villas

Proposed New Construction-This custom built 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home will feature a terrific floor plan. The first floor will include a state of the art kitchen, wood flooring, fireplace, living room, dining area, and a first floor powder room. The second floor will feature 3 bedrooms with 2 baths and a master suite with luxury bath and private deck. $925,000

This 3 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse is located on a quiet street. Recenetly remodeled interior, central air, natural gas heat, harwood floors. This townhouse is unique, as it sits above a storage unit for the 3 townhouses that occupy the land. Pefect for the weekend warrior or as an investment property to rent in the summer. Call for more information or to make an appointment to see this property. It is truely a must see! $305,000

Fourth house from the Bay! Well cared ranch home with cedar impression vinyl siding, new roof, new natural gas heating, new hot water heater, new brick paver patio and outdoor shower. The living room and kitchen areas have pergo floors. There are two bedrooms, a full bath, laundry closet and an attached one car garage. From this location, a roof top deck or second floor would provide water views! There is easy access to the beach just steps form your front door! $189,900

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

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

301 Benton Avenue, #5, Cape May

79 Honeysuckle Lane Cape May Court House This little gem comes furnished. More for your money! Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with modern appliances, a kitchen large enough for table and chairs, and wood decking. One of the best values you'll see in the area and for the price. Be the lucky buyer. $328,000

1010 Illinois Avenue Cape May Upgraded and expanded 4 BR/3 BA single family ranch home with detached garage situated on a 75x125 lot. Centrally located between the downtown shopping, beach and marina districts. Upgrades include renovated kitchen with abundant cabinet and counter space, Andersen and Pella windows, dual zone natural gas forced hot air heating system, dual zone central air conditioning system, wood floors, gas fireplace and newer roof. $629,000

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

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

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

305 Park Boulevard West Cape May

1035 Maryland Ave. Cape May

219 Broadway, Villas

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

This beautifully maintained 2 story home was recently updated with open 1st floor layout, making it perfect for entertaining. Also on the 1st floor is a den or 4th bedroom and enclosed rear porch. 2nd floor has master suite and 2 additional brms., and bath. $599,000.

This grand beauty will be beyond your expectations and offers the latest amenities for your comfort and convenience. 5BR, 4BA, heated in-ground pool, multi-level decks, patio area, audio system with multiple speakers, wrap around porch, intercom system. $1,395,999.

Three large bedrooms, with plenty of closet space, two new baths with ceramic tile, and new hardwood floors on first floor. There is an enclosed rear patio with storage, outside shower, inground pool, and just a short stroll to the Bay. $187,000.

412-414 W. Perry Street & 307 Claghorn Place, Cape May

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

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

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

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

Price reduced! 5-6 Bedroom, 3 Bath private home in downtown Cape May just 4 blocks to the beach & Mall and a short walk to the West Cape May Park. Parking for 5-6 cars. Separate mother in law’s quarter or use as a separate rental. $599,000

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

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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300 rice!

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5 Strawberry Lane, Cold Spring 4 BR/4 BA luxury estate home on Cape Island! Situated on an acre and offering approx. 4000 sq ft of living space. $629,000

5 N 12th Street, Del Haven Remodeled, newly painted and upgraded 2 BR/1 BA cedar-sided home with spacious open loft situated on a tree-lined street! $199,900

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

1513 Beach Avenue, Unit 1, Cape May 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8 $1800 - $2900/weekly

1365 Washington Street, Cape May Year round, 1 bedroom, 1 bath with washer/dryer. $850/month plus utilities.

712 Corgie Street, Unit A, Cape May 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 $900 - $1350/weekly

608 Leaming, North Cape May Year round, 2 bedroom, 1 bath with large yard. $850/month plus utilities.

Wilsey Realty 501 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-1007 Please call Tolz for their list of rentals.

Or tell Tim to email me some rentals!

406 Baywyn Avenue, Cape May Beach Year Round. $1,250 Month + Utilities 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Small Pet OK

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

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

1105 Maryland Avenue Cape May Sleeps 14, 6BR, 3.5BA, cac, internet. Low $2750/High $5250

15 Guerney Street, Cape May – 4 brm., 2 bath home just ½ block to beach, sleeps 8, window a/c, $2,700 - $3,200/week.

1018 Ohio Avenue Cape May Sleeps 10, 3br, 2ba, cac, internet, pets ok. Low $1500/High $2350

104 North Street, Cape May Unit #102 – 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhouse, sleeps 6, central a/c- just a short walk to beach & mall - $1,400-$2,300/week.

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

311 know avenue Cape May point $650,000

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 outdoor shower, BBQ, decks & parking. Call Heijung for availability at 609-602-8641 Heijung Park-Colameco, Broker Associate Jersey Cape Realty, 739 Washington St., Cape May • 609-884-5800

4 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath 2 story home on tree-lined Sewell Avenue. Gas Heat. Property being sold in its "AS IS" condition. Appointment Only. Contact Listing Broker. Tenant Occupied.

402 Gorham Avenue, North Cape May Year Round. $1,100 Month + Utilities 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. No Pets.

Or check their website!

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

817 sewell avenue cape may $575,000

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

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, dining area, family room, utility area, rear deck, front screened porch, vinyl siding, electric heat, outside shower. Unfinished aboveground basement area which adjoins the huge master bedroom & bath. Being sold fully furnished. Owner says "sell!"


1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May Phone: 609-884-7001 Email:

608 Jefferson Street, Cape May 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths Single Family sleeps 13. Starting from $2500 per wk.

Coldwell Banker Sol Needles 512 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 884-8428 • 1 East New York Avenue, Villas - Year round. 2 BR, 1 BA, living room, dining area, kitchen and laundry room. $800 + Utilities. Seasonal: 305 Nantucket, Tranquility. $1,600 a month + utilties. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, family room, kitchen and dining room. Natural gas heat. Great location! Theresa Senico, Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ (609) 408-4655 1295 Lafayette St., Unit F, Cape May 3 BR/3 BA seasonal or year round luxury townhouse. Sleeps 6. $1750/month.

321 Stites Ave., Cape May Point 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Single Family sleeps 8. Starting from $1500 per week.

927 Beach Avenue, Unit 7, Cape May 1 BR/1 BA Sea Mist condo! Stellar ocean views and is located just steps from downtown! Sleeps 4. $175-$250/night.

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

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

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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: Website: Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, Advertising Manager: Jason Black, Project Manager: Dan Mathers, Assistant Editor Jon Roth, Staff Writer Kate Chadwick, Arts Editor Tom Sims Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Danielle O’Neal, Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Stephanie Grubb, Amy Wingate, Evangeline Wentletrap Columnists: Kate Chadwick (advice), Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (Old Fogey), Molly Stone (food), Diane Stopyra (dating), Everett Chance (dating) Labeler: Mary Smith Every Thursday, Exit Zero is delivered to around 300 places. Get it delivered to your mailbox in a plastic mailer. It’s $50 for 47 great B&W issues, plus five in glorious color. Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe. Downtown Cape May Swain’s, Mariah’s, Guardian, Cape Savings Bank, Collier’s, All Irish Imports, Cape May Stage, Wilsey Realty, Pat Jackson Jewelers, Washington Commons Gallery, Celebrate Cape May, Go Fish, Sea Weeds, Cape Orient, Fiber Arts Yarn Shop, Acme, By The Sea Realty, Oyster Bay, Cape May Welcome Center, Depot Market, Congress Hall, Victorious, Pink, Star Inn, Bayberry Inn, Bank of America, Victorian Hotel, SOMA Art Gallery, Magicbrain Cybercafé, Island Grill, Primrose, Center For Community Arts. Washington Street Mall The Fudge Kitchen, Mary Ann’s, Dellas 5&10, Lace Silhouettes, Center City Mall, Casale’s Shoes, Free Shop, Happy Baby, Cape May Sandal Shop, It’s a Breeze, Madame’s Port, Swede Things, Cucina Rosa, Whale’s Tale, Ella's, Italian Garden, Andrew’s Ltd,

Jackson Mountain Café, Love The Cook, Bath Time, Ugly Mug, Pilot House, Caroline Boutique, Atlantic Books, Kaleidoscope, Coldwell Banker, Colors, A Ca Mia, A Place On Earth, Between the Lines, Good Scents. Washington Street Southern Mansion, MAC, Chris Clemans’ Sotheby’s International Realty, Billmae Cottage, Thomas Webster Inn, Inn at the Park, City Hall, Sturdy Savings, Washington Inn, Dr Feldman Dentistry, Jersey Cape Realty, Victorian Towers. BEACHFRONT King’s Cottage, Blue Moon Pizza, Coachman’s Motor Inn, Carney’s, Martini Beach, Virginia Hotel, Mad Batter, Poor Richard's Inn, Inn at 22 Jackson Street, Saltwood B&B, Windward B&B, Uncle Bill’s, Ocean View Restaurant, Sandpiper, Hotel Alcott, Summer Station, The Original Fudge Kitchen, Montreal Liquor, Montreal Inn, Capri Motor Lodge, Periwinkle, Grand Hotel, Palace Hotel, Mission Inn, Angel by The Sea, Peter Shields, Hotel Macomber, Marquis de Lafayette. Columbia Avenue Columbia House, Sun Bank, Dr Gorny, Victorian Abstract, MP Myers, Cape May Day Spa, Twin Gables, Henry Sawyer B&B, Linda Lee, Brass Bed Inn, Mason Cottage, Mainstay Inn, Delsea B&B, White Dove Cottage, Manse B&B, Merion Inn, Cliveden Inn, Pharo’s B&B, Summer Cottage, John F. Craig House, Majestic Star. Gurney/oCEAN/STOCKTON Avalon Coffee, Cape May Beach & Kite, John Welsey Inn, Louie’s Pizza, Beach Massage, Inn of Cape May, Beauclair’s, Queen Victoria, Fairthorne, Bamboo Shack, Cheeks, Cape May Library, Freda’s Café, Victorian Lace, Camelot Hotel, Bedford Inn, Chalfonte Hotel. East Cape May Nature Center, Model Cleaners, Cape May Laundromat, Wawa, Coastline Realty, Cape

Bookkeeping, Shear Sunsations, Rizzo Chiropractic, C-View Inn, Century 21 Gilmartin. West Cape May VFW, Godmother’s, Cape May Bakers, Higher Grounds, Tea By The Sea, Cape May Linen Outlet, Flying Fish Studio, CVS, Albert Stevens Inn, Weddings by the Sea, Kate’s Flower Shop, Seaside Cheese Company, Kasey’s Kanines, Cape Fitness, Dr Goldstein Dentist, Cheeks, Artizan Salon & Spa, Westside Market, Cape Island Home and Garden, Bella Vida Café, Flanegan’s Framing, 7-11, Copper Fish, Homestead Real Estate. Sunset Boulevard Bird House of Cape May, Butterfly Tea Room, Cape May Wicker, The Exit Zero Store and Gallery, Accent on Beauty, Cape Winds Florist, Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May Point Post Office, Sunset Beach Gift Shop. Route 109 South Jersey Marina, Lobster House, Tony’s Marine Supply, Sea Gear Marine, Captain’s Cove, Cape May Whale Watcher, Lucky Bones, Tony’s Pizza, Cape May Antique Center. North Cape May Laundromat, North Beach Gym, Heart to Heart Flowers, Le Gates, Harpoon Henry’s, Mr. J’s Music Shop, Cape May–Lewes Ferry, Gorman’s, Hair Cuttery, Italian Affair, Cape May Veterinary. Off The Island The Canyon Club, Harbor View Restaurant, Axelsson’s Blue Claw, Cape Liquors, Moose Lodge, Old Grange, Historic Cold Spring Village, Hawk Haven Vineyards. Villas Lower Township Construction, Lower Township Municipal, Apex Realty, Curl Up and Dye, Fish and Fancy, Villas Liquor, Snippers Salon, Jake’s Bar and Grill, Kiddie Closet, Cape Savings Bank, Cohwen’s Ink Emporium, Wawa, Wing It.

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Vol. 9., No. 39 - Thursday, November 3, 2011  

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