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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Wednesday, March 2, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 4 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

It’s Just Another Saturday Night In The Ugly Mug

Kristina Manan celebrated her upcoming nuptials with good friends at the Ugly Mug on Saturday, February 19. Aleksey Moryakov – more photos pages 4-9


It’s The RUSSIAN Issue!

Must Haves: We Tell You Our Favorites

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CM Film Festival’s Oscar Pre-Party

Pages 3-10

Denise Prendergast’s Surprise Birthday

Pages 64-78

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The Almanac THURSDAY March 3 Sunny


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Everything You Need To Know About How We Roll How to... Order a photo that appeared in “Exit Zero”

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High Temperature: 35 Low Temperature: 29 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:39am Sunset: 5:54pm High Tides: 7:01am, 7:22pm Low Tides: 12:33am, 1:04pm

FRIDAY March 4 Partly sunny


High Temperature: 44 Low Temperature: 38 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:28am Sunset: 5:55pm High Tides: 7:37am, 7:57pm Low Tides: 1:13am, 1:38pm

SATURDAY March 5 Cloudy


High Temperature: 50 Low Temperature: 39 Chance of Rain: 10% Sunrise: 6:27am Sunset: 5:56pm High Tides: 8:12am, 8:30pm Low Tides: 1:51am, 2:10pm

SUNDAY March 6 Showers


High Temperature: 50 Low Temperature: 33 Chance of Rain: 50% Sunrise: 6:25am Sunset: 5:57pm High Tides: 8:46am, 9:03pm Low Tides: 2:28am, 2:41pm

MONDAY March 7 Some showers


High Temperature: 43 Low Temperature: 30 Chance of Rain: 30% Sunrise: 6:24am Sunset: 5:58pm High Tides: 9:20am, 9:35pm Low Tides: 3:04am, 3:11pm

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Inside This Issue «The Coffee Break Page................. Page 12 «Ramblings from the Editor...........Page 13 «Food & Drink Guide.................... Page 21 «The Contest Page......................... Page 24 «Employee of the Week................. Page 27 «Gift Certificate Giveaway............ Page 30 « The Old Fogey............................. Page 41 « Customer Service..........................Page 45 «Must Haves................................. Page 47 «The Answer Lady........................ Page 49

« The Shopping Guide................... Page 51 «Cape May Crossword.................. Page 56 «Health & Beauty Guide................ Page 60 «Activity of the Week.................... Page 63 «Adopt An Animal.........................Page 66 « Bird Droppings .......................... Page 71 «The Movie Column....................... Page 75 «The Dating Column..................... Page 83 «Homes of the Week...................... Page 85 «About Exit Zero........................... Page 87

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2/27: Cape May Film Festival’s Oscars Pre-party At The Mad Batter

Sue and Tom Carroll

Judy Penza, Kathy Brown

Patti, Michael



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Critic’s Choice “BEST LUNCH” - NJ Monthly

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily from 11am Sunday Breakfast from 9am 1200 Route 109 South, Cape May

Lunch • Dinner Thin Crust Brick-Oven Pizza

(609) 884-BONE (2663)

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2/27: Cape May Film Festival’s Oscars Pre-party At The Mad Batter PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV



Dennis Zaitsev, Tom Sims

Served with French fries or baked potato & coleslaw


SHRIMP CHOWDER .................. $5.50 pint


FRIDAY, MARCH 4 & SAT., MARCH 5 APPETIZER SPECIAL Oysters Rockefeller ............................................................... $7.95 FRIED OYSTER PLATTER ................................................ $9.95 Served with Mac & Cheese and Stewed Tomatoes. Broiled SALMON PLATTER ............................................................. $8.95 Served with baked potato or French fries and coleslaw.

The Usual Suspects

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SUNDAY, MARCH 6 Fried or Broiled SEAFOOD COMBO ........................ $12.95 Shrimp, scallops, filet of fish & deviled clam Served with French fries or baked potato & cole slaw.

Fisherman’s Wharf ª Cape May

609-884-3064 Call Ahead & We’ll HaveIt Waiting For You! Sue, Chris, Rose

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TRY OUR $10.99 ENTREE MENU! Wednesday, March 2

Friday, March 4

Karaoke w/ Jimmy J


Saturday, March 5

Tuesday, March 8

5 Hour Jones

DJ Jon K $2 Miller Lites

ST. PATRICK’S DAY - THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Green Beer Specials - Guinness - Car Bombs - Irish Whiskey - Irish Fare

Always the BEST St. Patrick’s Day Party in town!


(609) 884-3459

426 Washington Street Mall, Cape May Expediter Wanted - Experienced Only - Top Pay!

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Dianne Riehl, Teresa Kalt

Ursula and Jean

Shelley Van Dyke, Phil Pizzi


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

Mondays - RIB DAY 1/2 Rack - $8.50 All Day Long Tuesdays - TAVERN PIZZA & TACO DAY $3.50 Small Pizzas $5.50 Large Pizzas $1 Tacos Wednesdays OUR FAMOUS WING NIGHT! starting at 3pm


Best Wings & Great Specials 

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

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Tom Carroll, Diane Bove

Wild Thing, Marta Farta

Jeannine and Bill Carney


Book Your 2011 Private Party! Wedding Receptions Rehearsal Dinners Birthdays Baby & Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion Opening in April Reserve Now for Easter Brunch! Gift Certificates Available Beach Avenue & Howard Street at the Hotel Macomber

(609) 884 8811

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2/27: Cape May Film Festival’s Oscars Pre-party At The Mad Batter PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV


Serving Dinner from 5pm Friday and Saturday

Susan Griffiths, Diane Bove

RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE PARTY FOR 2011 Rehearsal Dinners Reunions Baby Showers Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

Pat Tanaka, Dianne and Rob Riehl

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

Kathleen and Terry O’Neill, Laurie Johnson

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2/27: Cape May Film Festival’s Oscars Pre-party At The Mad Batter PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR [4pm to 7pm] • Live Accoustic Music • 1/2 Price Drafts & Domestic Bottles, Margaritas On The Rocks & House Wine By The Glass • $5 FlatBreads During Happy Hour

FRIDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT [7pm] • All Musicians, Singers and Entertainers Invited

Rob Riehl, Dennis Zaitsev, Tom Sims

SATURDAY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT [9pm] March 5th • 52 Pickup March 12th • Billy Walton Blues March 18th • Ravioli Shanker March 19th • Hampton Wick

SINGER SONGWRITER FESTIVAL [March 25th & 26th] No Cover Friday Night • House Divided Saturday Night • Love Assassin

ST. PATTY’S DAY Zach Bluegi, Mary Hitchings

Judy Gatt, Dawn Brautigam

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[March 17th]

Avalon Police Bagpipe Brigade $5 Jameson Shots & Mickey Finn Martinis $3 Guinness Pints Guinness Irish Stew Dinner Special DJ Mikey D Win Prizes In Our Luck of the Irish Scavenger Hunt

At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur Street

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We Are Open During the Elmira Street Construction!

2/27: Cape May Film Festival’s Oscars Pre-party At The Mad Batter PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV


HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Saturday 7am-5pm Closed Sundays (for now) CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK OR CALL 609-884-8030 FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS featuring The Depot’s popular homemade soups, salad selections, house roasted meats and local seafood specials TALK TO US ABOUT PLANNING YOUR NEXT CATERED EVENT!

Susan Griffiths, Diane Bove, Dottie Pearson

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

Dinner from 5pm • Thursday thru Sunday

UPCOMING CHEF DEMOS Matt Zappoli - Friday, March 11 • 6:30pm Exec chef/owner “tre amici restaurant” 2010 Chopped Champion

Nick Cardiello, Tina Giaimo, Matt and Carole Pinto

Rocky Fino - Thursday, March 31 • 6:30pm Author of Will Cook for Sex Again, Again & Again Dave Martin of Top Chef Friday, April 8 • 6:30pm Chef Demos are $40 per person Reserve Early - Space is Limited!

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

Teresa Kalt, Richard Samuelson, Michael LaManna

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9/23: Junior National Honor Society Induction For Teitelman Students PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRUCE FOURNIER

Authentic Italian Cuisine

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

Kemlyn Pearson, Abigail Conway, Bradley Fournier, Domonique DeCamillo, Logan Walter PRIME RIB SPECIAL Saturday & Sunday

EARLY BIRDS Sun. - Fri. 3:30-5:30pm

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

AT 7 OCEAN Matt, Mike, Karen and Inductee Michael Laing

Coming this season... 5:00 Seating for AARP members $10-$12 Daily Special... Just bring your card!

Opening for Singer Songwriter Weekend FRIDAY, MARCH 25 - Dinner starting at 5pm SATURDAY, MARCH 26 - Breakfast from 8 to 12 Dinner starting at 5pm SUNDAY, MARCH 27 - Breakfast from 8 to 12. OPENING DAILY FOR THE SEASON FRIDAY, APRIL 1 AT 5PM Michael Laing, Shane Adams, Bradley Fournier

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

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The Police Blotter

DURANGO, CO: A man was stopped for failure to use his turn signal and police quickly discovered he was drunk but allowed him to use the bathroom before taking his breathalyzer. In the bathroom the man proceeded to fill his mouth with his own excrement.

Classic Quotations

A Story From The Past All the real things in Russia are done in the villages. -Ernest Poole At the time of the Revolution, dogs howled day and night all over Russia. -Andrei Platonov For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion. -Alexander Solzehnitsyn I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time. -Bill Cosby I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia -Woody Allen The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia. -Otto von Bismarck

“Among the different places of resort for health and recreation during the summer season, there is none that offers more inducements than Cape May. The shore is generally admitted to be safer than any now used for bathing and other advantages peculiar to this place may be enumerated… The principal establishment kept by Mr Hughes is known by the name of the “Big House,” and is one of the largest houses of the kind in the United States.” – The Baltimore Patriot, August 11, 1828

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

Spacibo Okay, so it’s not exactly weird but this word (pronounce spah-see-ba) is a good word to learn. That way when Cape May is once again inundated with hardworking Russian students this summer, you will know how to say ‘thank you’ to them.

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 Dan Mathers. If you think you know what ornate bar you are looking at, then you have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to spend at a local business. Go to the Exit Zero Facebook page before Monday for a full-size, full-color photo and instructions on how to enter – follow the instructions carefully. And, don’t worry if you have never used Facebook before – it’s easy! Just ask your six-year-old nephew. To enter, look for the mystery photo at exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

DAYLIGHT saving time was instituted in Russia in 1917 but was abandoned by the newly formed Soviet government five months later. It was reintroduced in 1981 and continued after the fall of the USSR. It was abandoned again this year.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J People who are late are often happier than those who have to wait for them. J ONCE a week, the folks at Exit Zero eat at Cape Orient, the island’s fine Asian restaurant. Sometimes we find pearls of wisdom at the end of our meal. And sometimes we don’t. The above fortune cookie was eaten with a wonderful assortment of sushi. 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... by Jack Wright and Jon Roth

OU may have noticed that traffic lights are being erected on Beach Avenue, at Pittsburgh and Broadway. The reasoning, says county engineer Dale Foster, is to signal to people that major intersections are approaching – both junctions take drivers on to the two main routes out of town. Foster says there are a lot of illegal U-turns being performed on Beach Avenue, when people fail to notice the signage at these intersections. The lights will be f lashing between red and yellow – this means as you are driving on Beach, you will have to stop before turning right on to Broadway, or left on to Pittsburgh. Speaking of illegal turns, I have never felt comfortable turning left into Lucky Bones. This is probably because it isn’t actually legal, since there’s a double yellow line right there. But I’ve always done it. Then, last week, as I headed there with Aleksey Moryakov to sit in my favorite booth by the bar to drink Hoegaarden and eat ribs, Aleksey hung a right and took the LEGAL U-turn, past Utsch’s Marina, under the bridge, and past Sea Gear. I was surprised, especially given that Aleksey is not the most careful driver with whom I’ve ridden shotgun. And it got me thinking – how many of you actually do that, and how many of your brazenly break the law? Now, the last thing I want to do is stir up trouble for Lucky Bones, especially because: 1. I love the restaurant; 2. I love the Craig family, who own it; 3. I love the fact that the Craig family spend a ton of money advertising with our various publications. But… after watching Reckless Aleks take the long way around, I’m a convert.

Why risk an accident, or a ticket? (Though I would like to think that Lower Township PD have better things to do than sit at Schellinger’s Landing, looking for errant drivers.) I asked David Craig, who runs Lucky Bones, what he does. “I take what I like to call the scenic route, under the bridge. And I would recommend all of our customers do that, even though people have been making left turns into that parking lot for decades.” To wrap up the roads theme, it’s a good thing that the city council are introducing two-way driving on Elmira Street – it can only ease the congestion that builds up on the side streets leading onto Lafayette. Staying on city business, I was excited to hear the enthusiasm that greeted the new city council column we published last week (though I’d like to blow a big, fat raspberry to the fellow who complained about it on our website). In the column we mentioned that Arthur Henry, a construction company from Egg Harbor Township, were going to be hammering in the pilings for convention hall. This elicited a worrying email from one of our readers:

“Good to read the city council minutes and learn that Arthur Henry is busy working on the convention hall. That explains why in November they suddenly left my street. So Cape May gets a convention hall, and I get my sixth year of living on a half-finished road. Some of the work that Henry did in October is already collapsing, they left a half dozen orange barrels (and other trash) in my driveway, and since there’s no telling when they’ll finish the job. Hope Cape May has better luck with them.” So do I! WE got distressing news from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities: the Designer Show House will not be going ahead at the Southern Mansion. Chief Outreach Officer for MAC Mary Stewart said, “It was the complexity of the project” that made it impossible. When asked whether MAC has plans to choose a new show house, Mary said, “We’re still considering all the options. It’s all a matter of location, location, location.” AND now a quick plug for the fourth annual Singer Songwriter Cape May, on March 25-27. Phil Broder, who’s a DJ on WCFA-LP and who previews the festival for us, says: “Did anyone else notice that festival organizer John Harris has quietly booked Lucy Kaplansky for the first night of SS Cape May in March? She’s huge! Like, headlining at major folk music festivals, huge. Like, people will come from great distances to hear her, huge.” This is exciting news. I’m glad to hear that they’ve signed an excellent artist to headline, even though, ignoramus that I am, I haven’t actually heard of Lucy. FINALLY, is Charlie Sheen actually insane, or is he just having a much better time than the rest of us?

DINNER - Friday & Saturday from 5pm BREAKFAST & LUNCH 8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday Beginning March 7 Breakfast Monday - Friday 8:30-11:30am

LIVE MUSIC Friday, March 4 JAY BETHEL Saturday, March 5 CLASS ACT

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

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


19 Jackson Street, Cape May 884-5970 •

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Seaside Cheese Co.

Announcing The First Winner Of The Subcriber Golden Ticket PHOTOGRAPH BY DAN MATHERS


This French style ham is delicately spiced, slowly cooked in its own juices and wrapped in its skin. It is low in sodium and pairs well with beer or any wine that is not sweet.


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EACH week we will mail out a Golden Ticket to one of our subscribers. This week’s winner is Karen Douglass of Cold Spring Avenue. By cashing in her golden ticket at the Exit Zero Store and Gallery at 109 Sunset Boulevard, she received... • A 3 Month Exit Zero Subscription Extension • A Copy of Cool Cape May • A Copy of The First Resort • $25 Gift Certificate to the Exit Zero Store Everyone is eligible to win, but first you have to sign up for an Exit Zero subscription either by visiting or calling us on (609) 770-8479. Good luck!

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Exit Zero Travels To Russia And The United Arab Emirates

Don and Terry Thompson in St Petersburg

Rob Sorbara of Firestone, Colorado took “Exit Zero” with him all the way to Dubai


Come dine with us at the NEW Peter Shields Inn & Restuarant. Serving dinner every evening.

1301 Beach Avenue • Cape May, NJ • 609.884.9090 • Exit0_PSI_2-2011.indd 1

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Karen Papandreor, Nick Inglese

Tommy Evison, Patty E

Tim and Katie Kennedy





Fairly Irregular

Fairly Irregular PIZZA NIGHT





with Salad - $16

all day & all night

TURKEY DINNER with all the fixin’s and salad $16


954 OCEAN DRIVE, CAPE MAY • 609-884-5444 Between


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


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H a r bo r V i e w M a r i na

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2/19: About 10pm On A Saturday Evening In The Ugly Mug PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Tasting Room - Open Daily 12-5pm Winery Tours - Saturdays at 3pm Merlot • Syrah • Blush Chardonnay • Port • Blush Pinot Noir • Apple • Red Reserve Mimi, Mike, Ann, Kevin

Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets

Kristina Manan’s bachelorette party

(609) 884-1169

711 Townbank Road, North Cape May

Patti and Lawrence Green, Jack Wright, Victor Grasso

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Emily, MK

Brian Matthews, Tom Doherty

Bride-to-be Kristina Manan


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Dinner from 5pm on Friday, Saturday & Holiday Sundays EARLY DINNER SPECIALS 5-6pm • $21.95 1/2 PRICE RAW BAR ITEMS • 5-6pm in the Pub Only Sports TV in The Clipper Ship Pub


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

Re s e r va t i o n s : 6 0 9 - 8 8 4 - 5 8 7 8 9 9 1 O c e a n D r ive, C a p e M ay w w w. b l u e c l aw r e s t a u r a n t . c o m

A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma

Open 8am-2:30pm (Closed Wed)


Shep and the pretty people

Available all day 8-2:30 Mon - Fri





Burrito 3 Breakfast w/ home fries

Two Eggs, # Meat Lovers Omelet Two Flapjacks (ham, bacon, choice of meat sausage & cheese) $4.99 w/ Home fries or Grits & toast $4.99





Crab Cake Platter # w/ fries and coleslaw $6.50

Platter 4 Fish w/ fries and coleslaw


$6.50 Chicken or Tuna Salad, w/ fries and coleslaw $6.50

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

Anna Norton, Megan Sar, Mary Burns

406 N. Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-6332

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Dinner from 5pm Friday & Saturday

Anne and Keith Stevenson

Joe Fabian, Mike Cole

(609) 898-0100 1 Sunset Boulevard West Cape May

Christa Rucci, Brian Matthews, Lorraine Matthews, Janet Albert

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

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

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




ALEATHEA’S 7 Ocean Street, (609) 884-5555, Ext. 226

This fine restaurant is closed for the 2010 season but will re-open in the spring of 2011.

B, L, D

AVALON COFFEE 7 Gurney Street, Cape May, 898-8088,

The Cape May location will open in March but the North CApe May branch is open now at 3704 Bayshore Road

B, L

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




AXELSSON’S BLUE CLAW 991 Ocean Drive, (609) 884-5878

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


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




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

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

B, L

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




THE BLACK DUCK 1 Sunset Boulevard, (609) 898-0100

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


$15-$28 Cards: V, MC




THE BLUE PIG TAVERN 251 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-8422

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

B, L, D

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




BROWN ROOM 251 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-8421

Such a classy, yet convivial place to have a cocktail. Plush seating, great drinks, a friendly bar scene... it’s got it all.


V, MC, AE, D




CABANAS 429 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-4800

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

L, D

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




CAPE MAY WINERY 711 Townbank Road, (609) 884-1169

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


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




CAPE ORIENT 315 Ocean Street, (609) 898-0088

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

L, D

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




COPPER FISH 416 Broadway, West Cape May (609) 898-1555

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


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




CUCINA ROSA 301 Washington Street Mall (609) 898-9800

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


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




C-VIEW INN Texas Avenue & Washington Cape May (609) 884-4712

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

L, D

$4-$18 V, MC




DEPOT MARKET CAFÉ 409 Elmira Street, Cape May (609) 884-8030

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

B, L, D






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2/19: About 11pm On A Saturday Evening In Cabanas

Danielle Sakers, Mike Allard

Nicole and Sean Reynolds

Amy, Ken


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

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

THE EBBITT ROOM 25 Jackson Street, (609) 884-5700

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


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




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

The opening of Gecko’s always signals a change of season in Cape May. Superb southwestern food. Opening in March.

L, D





HARBOR VIEW 954 Ocean Drive 884-5444

A Key West vibe, great views of the harbor, good food and regular entertainment.

B, L, D

$6-$30 V, MC




HARPOON HENRY’S Beach Drive and Browning, (609) 886-5529

There’s no better place to watch a sunset. It’s this area’s little slice of the Caribbean. Opening in April.

$10-$21 V, MC, D


HAWK HAVEN VINEYARD 600 S. Railroad Avenue Rio Grande (609) 846-7347,

Every Friday night in the winter the Wine Bar and Barrel Room is open. A fun, well-run vineyard.


V, MC, AE, D


HARRY’S Madison & Beach Avenue (609) 884-6113,

The restaurant at the Montreal Inn waws relaunched last summer, to fine reviews. Excellent family fare. Opening in April.

B, L, D

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




HEMINGWAY’S 1045 Beach Avenue (609) 884-5611,

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

B, L, D

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




THE LOBSTER HOUSE Fisherman’s Wharf, (609) 884-8296,

Take-out, fish market, restaurant, raw bar, breakfast diner... The Lobster House has it all. A romantic spot in the winter!

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




LUCKY BONES 1200 Route 109, (609) 884-BONE,

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

L, D

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


For tables of eight or more


MAD BATTER 19 Jackson Street (609) 884-5970,

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

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




MAGNOLIA ROOM 301 Howard Street (609) 884-8409,

The venerable restaurant at the beautiful old Chalfonte Hotel offers classic southern food. Opening in May.

B, D

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




MARIE NICOLE’S 9510 Pacific, Wildwood Crest (609) 522-5425

Marie Nicole’s serves modern American cuisine with a European ambiance in a relaxed atmosphere. Opening in April.


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




MARQ’S PUB & RESTUARANT 501 Beach Avenue (609) 884-3500

The new spot on the first floor of the Marquis de Lafayette hotel. A good old-fashioned pub atmosphere.

B, D

$4-$22 V, MC, AE




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

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


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





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

Eryn Troiano, 25, retail manager, Wildwood. Top from Free Shop, cardigan from Nordstrom, pants from American Eagle, sandals from Rainbow.

Kamryn Grant, 14 months, cute baby, Cape May. Top and tutu from Jumping Beans, footwear from Carter’s, earrings from Piercing Pagoda.

Drew Shaver, 11, student, Cape May. Shirt from Vans, pants from Zoo York, footwear from Osiris, hat from Phillies.

Peg Krah, 68, accounts manager, Wildwood Crest. Shirt and pants from LL Bean, footwear from SAS, watch from Raymond Weil, bag from Etienne Aigner.


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Somewhere in this paper is a fake ad!


Hidden somewhere in the paper is this RUSSIAN TEMPLE... Find it & enter to win!

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

Meals served

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Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?






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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 a special ambience. Opening in March.

OCEAN VIEW Beach & Grant Avenues (609) 884-3772

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

OYSTER BAY 615 Lafayette Street (609) 884-2111

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


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




PETER SHIELDS 1301 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-9090

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


$22-$39 V, MC, D





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

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

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





RIO STATION 3505 Route 9 SouthRio Grande (609) 889-2000

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

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




SEASIDE CHEESE COMPANY 600 Park Blvd, (609) 884-8700

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

L, D

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




TISHA’S 318 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-9119,

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

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




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

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

L, D

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




UNCLE BILL’S PANCAKE HOUSE Beach Avenue & Perry Street Cape May (609) 884-7199

Reliably-excellent food – there is a reason why people wait... excellent breakfasts. Opening in March.

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UNION PARK Beach Avenue & Howard, (609) 884-8811,

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


$18-$35 V, MC, AE




VINCENZO’S LITTLE ITALY II 3704 Bayshore Road, North Cape May (609) 889-6610

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

L, D

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




WASHINGTON INN 801 Washington Avenue (609) 884-5697

Superb gourmet food, and a great cocktail and wine bar to get your night off on the right foot. Amazing wine list.


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




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

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

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Friday & Saturday 7am-9pm Sunday 7am-8pm Laurie Alloway, Billy Robison

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

Advertise Here and Reach 15,000+ Readers Mary Ann Matthews-Mason, Jim and Carol Matthews

Only $70 for a Quarter Page Ad like this! Contact Jason (609) 770-8470 Marisa Denham, Ted Ferrante, Charine Toney, Ken Hamann, Carol Troiano



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Announcing Cape May’s Employee Of The Week PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIELLE O’NEAL





Name: Mikhail Zlyden Workplace: The Ebbitt Room. I’m a food runner there. I’ve also helped prep for breakfast and worked the front desk a few times. Age: Twenty-four. Hometown: Omsk, in Western Siberia. How long have you worked here: About one year. Best thing about the job? The great people, and just the atmosphere of the place. I would never work in a restaurant in Russia, but working at a fine-dining place in America is such a great experience. What do you recommend here? For a fish dish, it would be the Pan-Roasted Branzino. Otherwise I would go with the Grilled Beef Tenderloin. What’s your OTHER dream job? I would be a top manager in the oil production field. Favorite thing about Cape May: It’s quiet, and the ocean and the general environment are so beautiful. We just had a baby boy, Egor, on November 3, and we thought about going back home, but decided to stay here because it’s such a good place to raise a child. Interview by Kate Chadwick

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MONDAYS $2.95 Cheesesteaks All Day & Night! TIJUANA TUESDAYS “Now All Day & Night” $1.50 Tacos & Burritos


Walt Bernacki stopped at the Golden Gate in San Francisco for a photo with Exit Zero on his way to...




The Talent has been Awesome!


...Sydney with his wife Suanne for their 20th wedding anniversary.

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Out of the Fire, and Back to the Frying Pan!

Suzanne Logeman, Diane Carson, Charlie Logeman




BUY 2 AND GET GEORGE MESTERHAZY’S “AFTER THE FIRE” CD FOR FREE! (including “Smoke gets in your eyes:”, “My Old Flame” and “I don’t Want to Set the World on Fire”)

Marie, Maria, Lauren

Dinner & live piano music Thursday-Sunday Join us for Easter Sunday on April 24 from noon until 8 p.m. (full menu and Easter specials, with additional brunch items noon to 1:30 pm) Jazz Trio – Thursdays from 8:30 Full bar, free parking, kids’ menu Early bird/night owl from $16.95; express menu $15 (not available on Easter or Mother’s Day) 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Ave., Cape May Reservations and gift cards 609-884-8363 or online

Doris, Paula, Marianne

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The Exit Zero Random Gift Certificate Giveaway

Chart a course for...

Prime Steaks • Sensational Seafood Open Daily for: Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunset Dining, Dinner & Late Night Entertainment

Winter Lunch Menu Daily from Noon - 4:00p

$3 Bowl of Soup or Large Salad $5 Hot Sandwiches $6 Over-stuffed Sandwiches

Breakfast Buffet

Saturday: 8-11 Sunday: 8-Noon

Winter Dinner Menu Sunday - Wednesday 4:00p - 8:00p $12.95 Three Courses Soup, Salad and Choice of 12 Entrees!

Prime Rib Night $13.95 Wednesdays 4:00p - 8:00p


Land & Sea Buffet $24.95 Thursdays 4:00p - 8:00p

EVERY week our photographer Danielle O’Neal roams the streets of Cape May on a mission... to give away a $50 gift certificate to spend at a local business. But it’s not quite THAT easy – first, the lucky recipient has to answer three questions related to our theme issue, which this week is all about Russia. This week’s winner is Pattie Patterson, 57, from Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. We found Pattie and her companion on the Washington Street Mall. Here her answers to our piercing questions: Who’s the president of Russia? Kruschev (Actual president: Medvedev) In Russian, which four letters stand for USSR? CCKV (Actually: CCCP) Where are you rush’n to next? To buy our seasonal beach tags!

Oceanfront at 1045 Beach Avenue 609.884.5611 •

Pattie wins a $50 gift certificate to Avalon Coffee Shop (even though she got a couple answers wrong). Congratulations! PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIELLE O’NEAL

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Dinner Served Nightly from 5pm Breakfast & Lunch Served Saturday & Sunday from 8am

Suzy, Christy, Scott, Michelle

SPRING FEVER MENU Available Sunday thru Thursday for entire month of March 5 Courses for $35 APPETIZERS

• PEI mussels served red or white • Mushroom risotto assorted mushrooms asiago cheese. • Fried calamari tossed with hot & sweet peppers capers & honey mustard

SALADS - Caesar or House Liz Shay, Jay Bethel, Amy Hufana


• Thai salmon grilled atlantic salmon thai lime sauce • Chicken Tisha - boneless chicken breast with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts & mushrooms • Pasta Carbonara onion pancetta and peas light cream sauce


Apple Pie • Bread Pudding • Pound Cake with Fruit Compote

(609) 884-9119 322 Washington Street Mall, Cape May Most Major Credit Cards Accepted Christopher and Krista Murrin, Anne and Frank Gibson

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7 Mile Islands Best Boutiques! at the Princeton Bar & Grill 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon

MARCH 4, 5 & 6 FRI. 6pm-9pm SAT. 10am-6pm SUN. 10am-3pm Friday Night $5 Cover Charge A portion of cover is going to C.A.R.A

Blow Out Sale & Cocktails CASH ONLY

Get IN The Party By Helping Others OUT Bring full size toiletry items for C.A.R.A (Coalition Against Rape & Abuse)


7 Mile Business Community Association

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Tribute: James Devaney


Exit Zero celebrates the life of a local who has passed on

ORN in a thatched roof house in Lisbrogan, County Mayo, Ireland, James Devaney was one of nine children. Diagnosed with severe childhood asthma at two, he was not expected to live through the year. He passed away in Cape May last month at age 91, having lived a life full of adventure, hard work and devotion to family. He left behind his many stories. There’s the story of young Jim and a friend witnessing the routine sight of a neighbor arriving home in his wagon from the local pub after too much to drink. Once the man entered his cottage, Jim and his friend dismantled the wagon, moved both donkey and wagon inside, and rebuilt the wagon. It was never learned how the man got his donkey and wagon back outside, but it was said he never drank again. Jim took the Pioneer pledge at age 12, a religious custom in Ireland where young people vow not to take drugs or alcohol,

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Jim with his wife Maggie and daughter Mary in 1951.

MARCH MADNESS SALE!! Selected Jewelry 40% off! Gifts, Cards and more ! Bargains in every room! WHALE’S TALE Thursday-Monday 10-5 SPLASH Saturday & Sunday 10-5

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Your St. Patrick’s Day Candy Headquarters! Our Lucky Leprachauns will mail a box of Irish Potatoes anywhere in the continental USA for $19.95


and receive a pin to wear until they partake. Jim wore the pin proudly his entire life. He would often ask for Adam’s Ale at restaurants, only to have to explain to the server that it was water he was requesting. Jim entered the boxing ring when he was 15 years old. He ensured his matches were not held in Lisbrogan so his mother would not know of this endeavor. He became a well-respected lightweight boxer, and his mother often said “Look, Jim, there’s a young man fighting who has the same name as you.” He never told her. He moved to England at 18 and was in London by 1940. He stayed through the bombings during World War II, living in an unheated house while working to rebuild structures that had been destroyed by the bombs. He told tales of assisting people to shelters when the sirens blared, and was especially fond of the story of a young mother with her baby in a pram. The guard would not permit her to bring the pram

into the shelter. Jim gave the guard a quick punch, and the pram was permitted. After the war, Jim stayed on in London working as announcer and bouncer at a local dance hall. It was there he met Maggie Casey, nicknamed “The Doll,” and a love story began that crossed the ocean to America, traveled through seven states and raised three children. Jim worked for Combustion Engineering, starting as a boilermaker. He told stories of falling from scaffolding, but always managed to catch himself on a wire or other object to break his fall. In retelling the tales, the other men were fond of saying “Maggie was almost a widow that day.” Soon he was promoted to site manager and was able to balance the views of workers with expectations of management, resulting in decent working conditions and jobs done on time and under budget. A close second to his love of family was his love of building. He built additions, garages, and

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Whipped Creamy Fudge • Premium Chocolates Saltwater Taffy • Hand Dipped Ice Cream

Open Every Day in Cape May on The Washington Street Mall & on The Promenade... Stop In for a FREE SAMPLE of Our Creamy Fudge!

Call 1-800-23-FUDGE Shop online at: Jim working on one of his many construction projects in 1957.

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Sergio Cortino, Christine Hogan

Bill Pholig, Paul Casale

April and Frank Anusky


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Tribute ? From Page 34 remodeled kitchens, but his biggest project was a two-story house he built himself in West Wildwood during the early 70s. He would drive six hours from Pittsburgh to his home in Mount Ephraim, load his truck with lumber and make the trip to Wildwood. He would work non-stop until Sunday evening, then return home. He laid the foundation, framed the house and put on the roof by himself. To the people who watched his progress, he was known as “Scottie” due to his brogue. The house that Jim built withstood many a storm in the years to come. Jim’s time in Cape May was spent building, fishing, and gardening. He developed a rainwater recycling system for his garden and shared both vegetables and wisdom with neighbors and friends. He was active in his church, and was a fixture at Cape May City Council meetings, where he and his Irish pals would question the city’s operations and decisions. James Devaney lost his final fight to Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. His sense of adventure, his values, and his stories will be with his family forever.

Maggie and Jim with children Michael, Mary and Pat in 1954.

F E A T H E R & F I B E R B E D S ~ C H A I R PA D S

Fiber Arts Presents...


P L A C E M A T S ~ K I T C H E N T O W E L S

A R E A R U G S • E G Y P T I A N

CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET Open Every Day Year Round!

Friday & Saturday 10-6, Sunday-Thursday 10-4

MARCH SPECIALS 20% Off every Window Item

All panels, swags, valances, block-out curtains, curtain rods & hardware, and special order!

20% Off every Bedskirt & Sham

Print, solid, eyelet, lace, extra long lengths, and elastic/no-platform type... crib size too!

20% Off every Flannel Sheet item Sheet sets, flat & fitted size separates and pillowcase pairs!


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S H O W E R C U R T A I N S ~ B A T H B RU S H E S

March 11th, at 6pm Historic Congress Hall

New Spring Yarns & Fashions Door Prizes Elegant Dinner in Victorian Setting RSVP by March 7th! 898-8080 • 315 Ocean St., Cape May

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

Yarns & Accessories From Around the World

NEW CLASSES begin Saturday March 19! Socks, 1st Sweater, Beg. Crochet, Entrelac, Tunisian


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401 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-4484 Ladies Hand Knit Jacket

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March 11th thru 14th

Receive a FREE PANDORA BRACELET When you purchase $75 or more of Pandora Jewelry

Christine Wise, Melissa Manno, Big Daddy Alex

Exclusive Area Retailer for PANDORATM Jewelry


Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler Since 1972

407 Washington Street Mall, Cape May NJ 08204 • 609-884-0334

Christine, A. Man, France


Pete, Deanna, Logan

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CELEBRATE CAPE MAY ur Weekend S p ec & S ee O n I p ials o t Cape May hoodies and tees S

Chili & Chowder Challenge Has Cape May Cooking March brings a celebration of the greatest comfort foods

Hermit crab accessories Cape May mugs, wineglasses, books, tie-dye sweats New Merchandise Arriving Daily

OPEN ALL WEEKEND! OCEAN AVENUE & WASHINGTON STREET behind the Horse & Carriage! (609) 884-9032 •

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

PATRICIA JACKSON JEWELERS 414 Bank Street, Cape May • (609) 884-0323 • Open Fri., Sat. & Mon. 11-6; Sunday 12-5


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

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

Phone: 609-898-3332 email:

The Italian Garden ALL ITALIA, ALL IMPORTS L’Erbolario, Perfumes and Herbal Skin Care Murano Glass Jewelry, Designer Handbags (609) 884-2300 • 510 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May

Tea by the Sea Fine Teas and Accessories

20% Off Russian Caravan Tea 405 W. Perry Street, Cape May • (609) 898-4TEA


HINK your chili deserves a blue ribbon? Then don’t miss the Cape May Chili and Chowder Challenge on March 12 from 1-5pm. Hosted by the Cape May Chamber of Commerce and Congress Hall, this celebration of beans, beef and secret seasonings will leave you with a warm feeling inside – likely because you’ve just ingested some of the finest chili and chowder this town has to offer. The challenge has been a fixture in Cape May for some years, though it did not take place last year. Doreen Talley says “It hasn’t been an annual event, but we’re trying to resurrect it.” Resurrection should be no problem, given the fine food and entertainment guests will enjoy for a small $5 admission fee. The tasting is held in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom, and the admission fee allows you to try chili and chowder from each competitor, accompanied by the DJ stylings of Ed

Mcdonough. There will also be a cash bar available. Competitors will be grouped into two categories: Home-Style Cooking and Chef’s Dishes. Once you’ve sampled to your heart’s content, you’re invited to cast your vote for the best meal. Guest celebrity judges include “the two Dans” from NBC 40: weatherman Dan Skeldon, and Dan Carrigan, a weekend anchor. Funds raised during this event will go to Cape May food banks, so while you’re eating, you’re helping provide a good meal to someone else, too. There will also be plenty of prizes and giveaways for the cooks in attendance. In addition to bragging rights, the winners will receive trophies and a few giveaway prizes. Ready to put your chili or chowder to the test? Call Doreen Talley at 609-884-5508 to put yourself in the running and start fine tuning that recipe. The competition is bound to be fierce.

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Scott, Alex

Sabrina, Megan

Scott, Frank


ESTATE JEWELERS Getting Engaged?

Specializing in:

Appraisals Engagement Rings Vintage Jewelry Jewelry Repair

Check Out Our Selection of Rings!

We Buy: Gold Estate Jewelry Diamonds Coins

(609) 898-0202

523 Lafayette Street, Cape May •

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Daniel Pron, Sarah Hansen

Melissa Alfaiate, Michelle Ash

Laura Kennedy, Brandon Gevaudan





Debbie & Mike Downes

Cape Winds

Florist & Gift Shop Estate Jewelry • Antiques • Collectibles

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


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

We Buy Gold & Silver!

Open Thursday thru Monday 10am-5pm 325 WASHINGTON STREET MALL 609-898-7755

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The Old Fogey


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

DO adore the Russians. I do not refer to the surly young boys and girls who mope around Cape May every summer with their serious round faces, complaining in the way that only the young, beautiful and overly entitled can. And not that brutish Putin chap, with his poorly hidden homosexualiser ways (really, any chap who strips to the waist while horseback riding is fooling no one), and certainly not the communists who came before. I met Uncle Joe once and he was a scary little man. I was attending a “Patronising Friendship Across The Oceans” fundraising dinner to buy tractors and little fur hats for the Russian people. Stalin insisted I drink two bottles of vodka and when I regained consciousness in the morning, everyone else at the party had been dragged off and shot, and the official photographs had been tinkered with to show me wearing ladies’ undergarments and crimson lipstick. I think that was for blackmail purposes, but I merely shrugged

and said that while I would not have been seen dead in anything other than “Desert Rose” lippie, I did have the legs for stockings. We never spoke of it again. But those Romanovs, ah, they knew how to party. We used to ride in to the Winter Palace and party until spring. There was caviar by the bucketload, Fabergé eggs for the taking and all the ladies had splendid muffs. Of the finest mink. Of course, they were a sickly lot, and so dueling was a tricksy affair, what with the hemophilia

and all, so instead we had pillow fights. I did have a run-in with that Rasputin lad, over his resenting the fact that one of the princesses took a shine to me. We of course agreed on a duel, and the sneak stuffed his pillow with lead and knocked a front tooth right out of my head, but it was settled amicably with a handshake and then a sneaky blow to his temple with a horseshoe and a midnight trip out to a fishing hole in the ice. He was missed, but I simply blamed the help, who were summarily dispatched with a wooden mallet as an example to the lower classes. The only one who escaped was an earnest and previously amiable young cook by the name of Lenin, who vowed revenge on the lot of them. I never did return, as not long after there was some sort of social unrest, but I do have my collection of those Fabergé eggs as keepsakes, and I line them up sometimes to reminisce about the old days. Occasionally I trade one in for a small European nation, but usually I brush them gently with a muff and put them away again

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Wildly Imaginative Toys


Toy Shop

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of Cape May

Fun for the Kids... and grownups too!


20-50% Off Everything Sale Ends March 6... Hurry!

Scott, Alex, Aleks

Open Saturday & Sunday Open Daily starting March 5

510 Washington St. Mall


David, Lisa, Jamby

Pat Spera, Ken and Nancy Steinhofer

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Wendy, Lee

Bub, Eddie

Suzi, Cathi


Not Your Everyday Hallmark Shop Warm up with our new Bean Pod Candles & Himalayan Salt Lamps




New Willow Tree Collection Full Line of Cards & Gifts Clearance on many items! New items arriving daily!


Open Friday 11-5

♥ Sat/Sun 10-5

We specialize in Hello Kitty & stuffed animals... including Webkinz, safari animals and TV characters

SILLY BANDZ BLOW OUT! Open Friday & Monday 11-5 • Sat/Sun 10-5

FEATURE OF THE WEEK: 18 KT Yellow Gold Necklace with 4 carats of Emeralds & 4.34 carats of Diamonds Engagement Rings • Estate Jewelry • Lladro • Antiques Hummels • Antique Dolls • Jewelry Repair WE BUY DIAMONDS, GOLD & SILVER BY APPT.

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

Home of Cape May’s Coolest Souvenirs





Global HQ

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

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Customer Service


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

OST line cooks are men – coarse, rugged, manly men. This is a job for knife-wielding cowboys who can withstand grueling hours, cramped quarters and unbearable heat. A cook’s office is a place f looded with testosterone. Behind the line, only the strong survive. After so much time in the dining room, a place where manners are as polished as silver teaspoons, a girl can’t help but feel drawn to the foul-mouthed, uncouth world of the kitchen. Here there is no such thing as a swan-shaped napkin or a $300 bottle of wine. Line cooks sip on Red Stripe and scarf leftover pieces of rare beef over a trashcan with their bare hands. These men are so thoroughly masculine, so utterly and completely full of machismo, I often find myself blushing in their presence. When the 24-year-old pastry chef sharpens his knife suggestively in my direction, something I’d normally find offensive, I start giggling like a schoolgirl. It’s not that I find this guy attractive, per se;

it’s that there’s something alluring about a man in control of sharp blades and fire. There is something sexy about the passion of these guys as well. With their scruffy facial hair and tattooed arms, they look as though they’d rather be out riding their hogs with packs of Marlboros tucked into their sleeves. Instead, they’re plating delicate tuna tiraditos with drizzles of truff le oil. Cooks are the anomalies of the fine dining world: tough, yet sensitive to the nuances of the f lavor palette, unrefined, yet not when it comes to their art. My first week on the job, I felt excited to be surrounded by all of this machismo. I’d had my fill of pretty boys – guys who frost

their tips and wax their brows and sing along to Justin Bieber. Here, finally, was a room full of tough, sweaty, bona fide men. And then I got sent to the restaurant’s storage area to retrieve espresso pods and sugar. To get to the shelf where these things are kept, I had to crawl under the stairs and through the makeshift closet where the cooks hang their jackets and checkered pants after a shift. The stench coming from these clothes, that of stale body odor and old seafood, was noxious enough to make my eyes water. I took a deep breath, grabbed my espresso pods, and ran for air. I no longer felt much like f lirting. This is when I realized that being around uber-masculine men is all well and good, as long as you’re prepared for the way these uber-masculine men are going to smell. But that’s the thing about a job; you’re never going to find one that’s all perfect, all the time. It’s kind of like expecting to find the perfect man – pretty futile. Sometimes, all a girl can do is take a deep breath and take what comes at her – the good, the bad, and the smelly.

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Cape May Must Haves

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

Animal Slippers From Across the Way

Bird House From The Bird House

Hand Puppet From Zoo Company

There is such a variety of things to choose from it was hard for us to narrow our choices down, but we were charmed by these oh-so-comfy slippers. Slip out of bed and into the perfect pajama footwear. Dogs, ladybugs and pigs are among the adorable selections. $24. 304 Washington Street, 609884-4199,

Where else would you look for a top-of-theline bird home? The Bird House! Check out the new Jacob’s Ladder model – you’ll love it as much as your favorite feathered friends will. And since it’s made of cypress wood with copper trim, you can rest assured it’ll last forever. $100. 109 Sunset Boulevard, 609898-8871,

Do the kids have a case of cabin fever? Keep them busy for hours and set their imaginations alight by staging their own puppet show. You’ll find all kinds of puppets at the Zoo Company. These characters run the gamut from Sesame Street favorites to that classic stand-by, Lamb Chop. $18.95-26.95. 421 Washington Street, #106, 609-884-8181.

Bedspread From Cape May Linen Outlet

Soy Candles From Donna’s Hallmark

Metal Cranes From Serendipity

Spring’s on the way, so cast off those heavy winter quilts and blankets and freshen up your bed with a cool new spread from Cape May Linen. Much of their stock is on clearance now – so cheap, you can get some new towels and a shower curtain too! Sale priced $3-7.50. 110 Park Boulevard, 609-884-3630,

Check out these cool new candles and beads with amazing scents like Earthly Embrace, Strawberry Cream, Caribbean Breeze, and this reporter’s personal favorite, Beach Walk. Hand-poured into recycled glass in the good ol’ USA, these candles will burn for hours. $9.50-20.50, 401 Washington Street, 609-884-0555.

Give your front yard or walkway a glittering shot in the arm with these cool characters and set your house apart from the rest. Be sure to browse through the impressive and ever-changing selection of new and vintage home furnishings available at Serendipity. $175 each, or $300 for the pair. 484 Perry Street, 609-770-8261,

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HE Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manners of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart, and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to Dear Answer Lady I was recently out to dinner with my new boyfriend at our favorite local restaurant, where both the hostess who seated us and the busboy were obviously Eastern European. I was really surprised when my otherwise great guy started mocking their accents as soon as they left! I didn’t know what to say, so I didn’t say anything, but the more I think about it, the more it bothers me. Should I have said something, and if so, what? – Nice Guy’s Girl? Dear Girl The Answer Lady can understand your alarm, since it sounds as if your Prince Charming isn’t quite as charming as initially thought. The Answer Lady follows the credo that if someone is nice to you but rude to the waiter, they’re not nice after all. (This is why the Answer Lady didn’t marry

her first fiancé, but she digresses). Though your beau wasn’t rude to the staff’s faces, that almost makes it worse, does it not? More sinister, somehow. Handling a xenophobe whom one doesn’t know – at a party, for instance – is easier. Holding hands across the table with a bigot is a slightly trickier proposition. We can take a huge leap of faith before deciding “your boyfriend is a butthead,” and presume that he was nervous for some reason and this was his exceedingly lame attempt at humor. A

calm, succinct “I can’t believe you just said that” puts the ball in his court and the onus on him to explain himself. Dear Answer Lady My new boyfriend has a female best friend – they’ve been besties since, like, elementary school. I trust him implicitly – it’s her I’m not too sure about. For one thing, she seems to turn up wherever we go, and while she’s very nice to me in his presence, as soon as he walks away, I can feel the hostility radiating off her. I’m afraid that if I say anything to him, he’ll think I’m crazy, and that if I say anything to her, I’ll never be seen or heard from again. Am I paranoid? – His Girl Dear His If you REALLY fear that she will sprinkle some cyanide on your delicious shredded pork nachos the next time you’re dining a trois at Lucky Bones, it’s certainly worth mentioning to your boyfriend. This way if you do disappear we’ll have a primary suspect. The Answer Lady jests, of course! She is a big believer in following one’s instincts, though – don’t turn your back on this one.

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The Exit Zero Guide To Shopping In Cool Cape May ACROSS THE WAY 304 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-4199

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

CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET 110 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-3630

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

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

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

CAPE MAY SPORTS MEMORABILIA 405 West Perry Street Cape May email:

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

ANDREW’S LTD 325 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 898-7755

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

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

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

ARTISANS ALCOVE 523 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 898-0202

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

CELEBRATE CAPE MAY Ocean Avenue and Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-9035

They specialize in “one-stop shopping” and they don’t disappoint. Looking for fleeces, embroidered T-shirts or cardigans? What about postcards, personalized magnets, keychains, postcards and hermit crabs? Look no further, friends.

ANTIQUES EMPORIA 405 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-3332

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

DONNA’S HALLMARK 401 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-0555

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

BAY SPRINGS ALPACAS 542 New England Road Cape May (609) 884-0563

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

EXIT ZERO 109 Sunset Boulevard Cape May (609) 770-8479

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

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

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

FIBER ARTS YARN SHOP 315 Ocean Street Cape May Washington Commons (609) 898-8080

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

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

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

FLYING FISH 130 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-2760

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

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The Exit Zero Guide To Shopping In Cool Cape May GAIL PIERSON GALLERY 658 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-2585

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

PAT JACKSON JEWELERS 414 Bank Street Cape May (609) 884-0323

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

GOOD SCENTS 327 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-0014

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

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

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

HENRY’S FINE JEWELRY 407 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-0334

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

SWAIN’S 305 Jackson Street Cape May (609) 884-8578

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

ITALIAN GARDEN 510 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-2300

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

TEA BY THE SEA 405 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 898-4TEA

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

KATE’S FLOWER SHOP 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-6181

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

THE TOY SHOP 510 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-0442

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

MADAME’S PORT 311 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-5858

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

WEST END GARAGE 484 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 770-8261

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

MARY ANN’S JEWELRY 511 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 898-8786

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

WHALE’S TALE 312 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-4808

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

ORIGINAL FUDGE KITCHEN 513 Washington Street Mall and 728 Beach Avenue Cape May 800-23-FUDGE

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

ZOO COMPANY 421 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-8181

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

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Image: YAP at the Gail Pierson Gallery

YAP 201: this one’s for the Franklin Street School A lively multimedia exhibit from the Youth Arts Program

For a second year, we welcome the Center for Community Arts and artwork from participants of CCA’s Youth Arts Program (YAP). YAP 201: this one’s for the Franklin Street School is a compilation of multimedia work from the Cape May, Lower Township and Wildwood YAP fall/winter sessions - including masks, kites, and pop art photographic portraits, in Andy Warhol style. The exhibit opened February 26 with a lively reception for students, parents, teachers and the community, and continues through March. Artwork is for sale, with all exhibit proceeds this year going to benefit the continuing preservation efforts for the Franklin Street School. Don’t miss out on these fun and affordable pieces and a chance to help. The Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. Gallery Winter Hours : Daily Noon to 5 pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.


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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 Dan Mathers SO YOU love crosswords? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, relax and enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the crossword are all related to this week’s issue. Our theme this week: Russia. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, ACROSS 1. Official records show that 1.7 million people died in one of these, a Soviet-era Russian work prison. 3. Russia is the largest country on earth, stretching nearly halfway across the northern hemisphere and comprising this many time zones. 7. There are this many characters in the Russian alphabet. 9. This political group was supported by the Red Army and overthrew the Russian government to establish the world’s first officially socialist state. 10. He is currently just the third president of the Russian Federation. 11. This capital city of Russia is inhabited by more than 11 million people, making it the largest in Europe. 13. This vast region comprises almost all of northern Asia. It makes up 77% of the Russian territory but only 25% of the population.

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15. Two-thirds of Russia’s 142 million people now live in these. 17. Russia is the world’s leading supplier of this type of technology. 19. Russia is also the world’s leading supplier of this highly sought-after natural product. 21. With a surface area of 370,000 square kilometers, this is the world’s largest enclosed body of water. DOWN 1. This pro-democracy politician oversaw the collapse of the USSR as the last General Secretary of the Communist Party. 2. Known today as St Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city was known as this during the days of the Soviet Union. 4. From top to bottom, the Russian flag consists of these three colors. 5. This emperor and autocrat of all the Russias was the last tsar and abdicated his throne following the February Revolution of 1917. (Don’t forget the numerals!)

6. He currently serves as Russia’s prime minister, but by most accounts he is still the one running the country. 8. While Russian people have varying lineages across Europe and Western Asia, 75% of the population is of this descent. 12. He was the longest serving leader of the USSR and according to official records, more than three million people were killed under his regime. 14. Although religion was illegal in the USSR, this type of Christianity has rebounded and is the main religion in modern Russia. 15. Developed in the First Bulgarian Empire in the 10th century AD, this is the alphabet used in the Russian language. 16. This Russian cosmonaut was the first human to travel into outerspace. 18. 5,387 feet deep and 25 million years old, this is the world’s oldest and deepest lake. 20. Emblazoned across flags and Olympic hockey uniforms, these four letters stood for USSR in the Russian alphabet.

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

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

ARTIZAN SALON AND SPA 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-4499

Artizan specializes in Wedding Parties and Special Occasions. They will handle all of Tuesday-Saturday @ 9am your makeup and updos. Trust them to make you look your best when it counts. Closing times vary.

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CAPE FITNESS 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 898-1515

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

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

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CAPE MAY DAY SPA 607 Jefferson Street Cape May (609) 898-1003

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

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DR LOUIS J. FELDMAN 741 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-4260

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

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DR GORNY 937 Columbia Avenue Cape May (609) 898-0800

Dr 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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NICOLE GIORGIO (609) 972-3885 Miracle Fitness Rio Grande

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

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NORTH BEACH HEALTH CLUB 3860 Bayshore Road (609) 886-4842

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

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SEA SPA 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall Cape May (609) 884-6543

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

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Activity Of The Week


A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Crafts and Antiques in Winter

AS anyone escaped the winter blues this year? We’ve had enough snow and cold to give anyone a case of cabin fever. Luckily, the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts scheduled some therapy – Crafts and Antiques in Winter at the Cape May City Elementary School. Billed as a cure for the blues, this event offered a wide variety of vendors to fill your prescription. If you think an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then Momma’s Homemade Applesauce must be just as good. There is even a reduced sugar version – and it really does taste like apple pie. Honey has medicinal properties ranging, according to your source, from soothing cold symptoms to curing skin ulcers to healing heart disease. A daily dose is said to reduce hayfever. The Herbertsville Honey vendors weren’t promising anything more than tasty sweetness, and they delivered. Convinced that laughter is the best medicine? That’s where artist Bruce Garrabrandt came in. His “Whimsical Wildlife” collection has smiles to last for


the rest of the season, including “Al Capon,” the “Deli Llama” and “Gnuveau Riche.” In addition, the “Fine Artists” collection featuring “Cezanne/Cezoff” and “Pigcasso” sparked many a giggle. Whimsy also reigned among the jewelry vendors, whose work included pieces crafted from dominos and other found objects. Doctors have long prescribed art therapy to fight depression, and the craft sale offered beautiful things at all price

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LOUISE is one of the newest additions to our shelter and she is just cute as a button. She’s a sweet female Torbi cat (which means her coat is brown and orange) and she’s only two years old. She’s somewhat timid, so she needs to be placed in a very quiet home. Please visit her today and see if she’s right for you. Adoption fee is $35.



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Bird Droppings


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HE biggest day of the year is almost upon us. Get your change jar to the coin counter at the bank and make sure your credit cards have tread. You are simply not going to believe the array of binoculars, spotting scopes and tripods at this year’s annual Cape May Bird Observatory Optics Sale, held on March 12 and 13 at the Center for Research and Education at 600 Route 47 North in the hamlet of Goshen. You aren’t going to believe the prices, either, but that’s immaterial. Your lack of faith is less important than actually saving a bundle on... Swarovski, Zeiss, Leica, Nikon... All the top brands. All the stuff you’ve drooled over for years. The sales table will be weighted down with factory refurbs, tradeins, f loor models, and brand new stuff that we’re getting at special discounts. Since the CMBO is one of the top optic dealers in the US, we’ve got a lot of leverage with the people who make this really hot glass. Many company reps will be on hand on March 12 to answer your questions.

But that’s not why I’m writing. It’s not like I’m making anything on this event. My objective is to give you some insider tips and tell you what you need to know to get the glass of your dreams. Tip 1 Have an idea about what you want before you walk in the door. This is not a day for window shopping. This is a time to make a bee-line for the good stuff and grab

it. Go to either CMBO store and test out optics before the sale – not the day of. Pick a make and model you like before the sale (then hope it’s in the line-up). Tip 2 Arrive early. This means before the doors open at 9am. This means Saturday. Every year those gremlins at the CMBO hide treasures with ridiculously small price tags in the array. Things like an 8x32 BN binocular for $200, or a Kowa TSN-4 Spotting Scope for, oh, $100. I’m not saying these items will be there. I’m just saying that the store staff likes to have a little fun; see if anyone is paying attention. Tip 3 See Tip 1. Don’t come in with a bunch of questions like “What is the advantage of a 8x binocular over 10x?” While you are engaging a salesman, somebody is reaching around behind you and grabbing the bargain you might have had. The time to get your questions answered is BEFORE the sale. Sales day is for buying. Tip 4 Buy up. Nobody has ever purchased a premium binocular and regretted

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 71 it. The way to be disappointed is to settle for an instrument that you are only going to replace at next year’s sale. Tip 5 Yes, trade-in binoculars are accepted, but not on the sale day. The CMBO will take trade-ins of premium binoculars and spotting scopes: Leica, Zeiss, Swarovski, and high-end Nikon. Come in before the sale. You’ll receive a credit to apply toward an instrument in the sale (or a new instrument, if you like). Tip 6 No, you cannot phone in your orders or purchase a sale item before the doors open on Saturday. This applies to staff, their blood kin, your uncle in Tasmania, Nelson Mandela, Lady GaGa, Frodo Baggins, Harry Potter (well, maybe Harry since he’s got that wand and invisibility cloak)... everybody. Tip 7 If you can’t come on Saturday, don’t despair. There is always lots of stuff left for Sunday and since the mad rush is over, salespeople will have the time to help you and answer questions. Who knows, they might even be willing to bargain a little on some items. Tip 8 Consider how much a new binocular will mean to somebody else. It’s

not just a great gift, it’s the instrument that connects people to the natural world. There will be birder-worthy instruments for under $100. Not a bad price for something that grants supernatural intimacy with the universe (not to mention birds). Tips 9 and 10 See Tip 1. And don’t be late. Doors open at 9am. Line begins before that and if it’s nice weather, the line can start just as the sun comes up; but we won’t be there giving out numbers until we’ve had our second cup of coffee. One last very important item – this is a members-only sale, meaning members of the Cape May Bird Observatory or New Jersey Audubon. Bring your current membership card for quick access. If you aren’t a member yet, you should become a member by stopping in at either CMBO center before the sale and save the time of doing it on the day of. If you have to wait to sign up, you have to wait to get inside for the bargains. The 16th Annual Optics Sale will be held at the Center for Research & Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen from 9am to 4:30pm on March 12 and 13. If you aren’t a member yet, head over to the Cape May Bird Observatory at 701 East Lake Drive overlooking lovely Lake Lily, in Cape May Point. The center is open 9:30am

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to 4:30pm every day. Get your membership card, and take a test drive. Pick up a pair of binoculars that you can really enjoy; take them out on the deck; enjoy the fit and feel; try different makes and models. Write it down and bring it with you to the sale so you can remember what you liked and see what compares. You can also pick up the schedule of daily walks, a free birding map and checklist so you’re ready to start using those new binoculars. Need a gift for a friend or loved one but are clueless as to what they want or need? Pick up a gift card, redeemable at any of our New Jersey Audubon Centers throughout the state. And if you aren’t fortunate enough to be in the area, you can purchase your binoculars anytime from our online store www., and if you want to know what’s happening in the natural world, visit where birding is just a click away! Seymore Thanu is none other than New Jersey’s own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Author of several books on and about nature, he weaves information, insight and even fantasy into a net that captures minds and hearts. He has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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The Movie Column


Dennis Zaitsev, Program Director of the Cape May Film Festival, reviews “The Rite”

OW long will Hollywood keep doing the same thing over and over again? In the The Rite, Anthony Hopkins plays one of the few priests still practicing exorcism. What is the difference between a person truly possessed and a person who is mentally unstable and faking the possession? So goes the debate among students studying at the Vatican. Hopkins is one of those students. Most of the film is set in Italy, but the plot could unfold in any small town in America. The setting does add some mystery when using Latin and dual linguistics from Italian characters who are mostly representatives of the Catholic Church or children from local villages. But if you erase all foreign factors you’d get a mix of The Sixth Sense and good old-fashioned The Exorcist. The storyline is executed reasonably well with a few catchy spots of dialogue and music that work with cinematography that exploits dark settings, remote locations, and ubiquitous candlelight. The cinematographer, Ben Davis (best known

“The Rite” delivers plenty of moody atmosphere, but sometimes the plot gets lost in the shuffle. for his work on Kick-Ass) made a great transformation of what my friend described as “Italian Renaissance art to film.” The dark tones are contrasted with illuminated faces in chiaroscuro lighting similar to Titian or Caravaggio. With all of that said, the plot does weave

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FREE Spring Lecture Series Get into the Spring swing of things and learn something new! All presentations are held at the Village Welcome Center at 7pm. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23: John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail - Commodore John Barry played a vital role in our nation’s fight for independence on sea, land and even in Cape May County! Presented by Tim McGrath, author of the new biography on this sea-going Patriot.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30: Jersey Shore Place Names: Why Did They Name It That? - Ever wonder where some of the strange place names in Southern New Jersey come from? Author Lee Ireland will explain the unusual names found across the map of the shore area.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13: Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army - Did you know that one of the biggest battles of the American Revolution was fought in New Jersey? Historian Joseph G. Bilby will look at the engagement outlined in his most recent book, titled above.

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The Dating Column


Stella Dixon’s take on romance on old Cape Island

Y FRIEND Carla has recently started dating a guy we’ve known since we were teenagers, and she’s very much in love. This week, Carla and I sat down to a quick lunch at Lucky Bones. “Douglas did the sweetest thing today,” she told me at the table. “What did Douglas do?” I said. I tried not to sound annoyed, but Carla was on my last nerve. For the entire decade that we’d known him, Douglas had been Doug. But the moment Carla decided that she’d fallen for the guy, she decided to change his name. I don’t understand why it is that folks – women, especially – like so much to rename their significant others. Perhaps it’s a territorial thing: mountain climbers plant flags, pups pee on fire hydrants, and ladies elongate names. As relationships progress, Mikes become Michaels, Jons become Jonathons, Jacks morph into Jackys, and Dougs, inevitably, turn into Douglases. It is curious to me that this would be a gender-specific hobby. You’ll never hear a man refer to his girlfriend as ‘Dianey’ or

‘Christiney’ or ‘Dawny.’ But, several years ago, I had a female roommate who went so far as to tack a middle name onto her man. “I’m going to have dinner,” she often told me, “with Henry James.” The 19th-century American author from our textbook? Nope, the burly hockey player from down the hall. But at least Henry James is, in fact, this person’s real-life moniker. Nicknames, on the other hand, can be far sillier – and far more generic. Another roommate of mine

used to refer to every boyfriend she ever had as “bub,” as in: “I love you, bub,” and “Be my valentine, bub,” and “Pass the ketchup, please, bub.” Of course, every time this roommate of mine spoke, I fought the urge to ask if she wouldn’t mind shutting the bub up already. But nicknames are simply a romance reality, I suppose. There have been entire songs written about sugar pies and honey bunches. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a woman call her beau “babe,” I wouldn’t depend on writing this column for extra cash. Then again, women don’t assign new names to their men only; they nickname one another, too – and often in what are supposed to be endearingly derogatory ways. It’s not unusual to hear a woman say how much she loves her bitches, or how much she’s looking forward to dancing with her favorite hoes. I don’t get it, but maybe that’s just me. Perhaps this is a nitpicky complaint. What Shakespeare said is true, after all – a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But for the life of me, I can’t figure out why we’d ever want to call it anything else.

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1230 WILSON DRIVE LOWER TOWNSHIP Waterfront living at its finest in Cape May’s Marina District! The only turn-key townhouse offered for sale on prestigious Wilson Drive and situated on Spicer’s Creek to encapsulate the essence of nautical grandeur including a mahogany dock with large boat slip. Created by WKR Builders, this 4 BR/3.5 BA home offers 5 star amenities that include a chef’s kitchen, private elevator, master suite with private bath, hardwood floors and intricately detailed tile work. $1,750,000

501 E. RALEIGH UNIT #401 DIAMOND BEACH LA VIDA DEL MAR CONDOMINIUMS 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom beach front, first floor condo with ocean views and a pool. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to use for yourself or as an investment property. $696,900. Come visit our Open House this Sunday, March 6 from noon – 2pm




Spacious Contemporary Colonial in style with a two car attached garage. First floor consists of a living room with impressive cathedral ceiling with gas fireplace There is built in surround sound for stereo/ TV Large windows high and low to let in natural sunlight. There is a formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast nook, master BR with master bath, 3 additional bedrooms, rear deck and patio, Anthony Sylvan inground swimming pool and 8 person Jacuzzi in fenced in rear yard. $527,000.

This renovated Village Green twin features two bedrooms, two baths, new floors, new bathrooms and a new kitchen. There is also new central air and gas forced hot air heat. Both the interior and exterior has been recently painted and the property is beautifully landscaped. 1.5 detached garage. $399,000.

Beautiful beachfront Seaboard Walk townhouse, with 4 bedrooms & 4 ½ baths. Home offers top-end appliance package, granite countertops, and tile kitchen and baths, attached 2 -car garage. First & Second floor deck offers spectacular ocean views. Being sold fully furnished including 42”flat screen HD plasma television. Listed by Thomas Ryan for $1,395,000.

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

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

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

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

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






Fabulous street presence. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse is great for the young professional with dramatic fireplace, fantastic master suite, and 1-car garage. Wonderfully bright and open with lots of windows. This kitchen has all the bells and whistles. Double Drywall Premium Construction, Stainless Steel Appliances, Cherry Cabinets, Porcelain Tile Floors & 1st level bonus room. Perfect home for entertaining, yet so very livable. $599,000.

This very spacious ranch style home offers three bedrooms and a bath and half. There is a large eat-in kitchen, living room and family room with lots of sun. The laundry/utility room is large enough to include an additional bathroom. This home has central air and natural gas heat. There is a new roof, gas hot water heater and new windows. With a well designed plan and generous storage and space, this ranch is a step above the rest. $249,900.

This newly listed home features 3 bedrooms & 2 Baths. Having only been used as a weekend and summer residence since it was constructed, and having owners who maintained it well, is why this home is in excellent condition. With an open floor plan, which offers the expansive great room, as well as the wide plank pine flooring, it also features vaulted ceilings in the living & dining areas as well as a wall hung electric fireplace for those cozy nights. $315,000

An investment property that offers the best of both worlds--Live on this beautiful, Victorian, tree lined street while renting 3 fabulous apartments to offset your mortgage. The main house includes a living room, dining room, office, laundry room, and 5 bedrooms. The 3 apartments have a great rental history, which the owners are willing to share. Call today to make an appointment to see this property and learn how this investment can work for you. $1,450,000

This attractive 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, contemporary home is surrounded by preserved land on three sides. It’s private and pristine at the Point – and ready for you to move in! The stylish and comfortable floor plan, designed for one story living, offers room upstairs for family and guests. Enjoy the screened porch and deck, or relax by the fireplace. The award winning gardens, together with the gracious interior makes this a home for all seasons. Call for a tour! $699,000

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

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

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

By the Sea Realty 315 Ocean Street, Cape May (609) 884-3050

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

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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300 !!


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112 DELAIR ROAD, TOWNBANK 2 BR/1 BA cottage that has been fully renovated from the “studs out.” Located on a large corner lot, only two blocks from the bay. $284,000

902 OCEAN DRIVE, UNIT 1603, CANYON CLUB RESORT MARINA, LOWER TOWNSHIP 2 BR/2 BA condo with extensive interior remodeling and custom painting. $398,000


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

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

SPACIOUS RANCHER VERY WELL MAINTAINED New Construction! RANCHER 18 Hidden Lake Drive, CMCH 1300 Missouri Avenue, Cape May 3 BR, 2 BA, den/sun“Sandpiper” room, rear deck, and Model will con2-car det garage. Imsist of 4 BR, 2 provements: kitchen BA, great room with center island, with fireplace, gas fireplace, ceiling kitchen with breakfast nook, DR, rear fans, & replacement windows. New roof deck, 2-car attached garage, and land- (4 years), replacement heat & hot water systems 2 and 5 years, respectively. $529,000. scaping. $499,900.



Tastefully furnished and being sold furnished per inventory. 6 bedrooms, 6 (new) baths, modern eat-kitchen, central air, gas fireplace, decks/porches, outside shower, plenty of off street parking. $1,200,000.

ONE BLOCK TO BEACH!! 6 BR, 3.5 BA, LR with entertainment center & game table, new kitchen, family room with wet bar, English garden with pond in rear yard, gas heat/central air, off street parking. Excellent rental history. $949,000.

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

214 Stites Avenue, Cape May Point 2011 Season- 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Single Family home sleeps 6. $1800-$2800 per week 15 Broadway Unit #14, Cape May 2011 Season- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, condo sleeps 7. $1500-$2500 per week

104 Howard Ave 1st Floor, CM - 3 bed 1.5 bath sleeps 6, $1200 to $2200/weekly Central Location. Short walk to Beach, Mall & Restaurants 108 Fourth Ave, Rear unit, WCM - 1Bed 1Bath sleeps 5, $475-$700/week, Save $$$. Reasonable alternative to Beach rental, available for Seasonal

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

Call Heijung for availability: 609-602-8641 Heijung Par-Colameco, Broker associate By The sea Realty, Lee Marcotte, Inc 315 Ocean Street 609-884-3050

1202 Maryland Avenue, Cape May - 5 BR, 2.5 BA, sleeps 11, located only three short blocks from the beach! $1,750-$2,650/week.

521 Lighthouse unit B Cape May Point 2 BR, 1 BA, W/D, cac, sleeps 6 Low $1095/ High $1295

42 Jackson Street, Unit 2, The Merry Widow, Cape May - 2 BR/1 BA, sleeps 6, located in the heart of downtown, one block from the beach! $1,110-$2,100/week.

306 Second Avenue West Cape May 3 BR, 2.5 BA, W/D, D/W, cac, internet, sleeps 8, Low $975/High $2500

Desatnick Real Estate, LLC 324 Carpenter’s Lane, Suite 2C, Cape May 884.1300, 1 East New York Avenue, Villas Two bedroom, one bath home with propane heat. $850.00 a month + utilities. 203 West Greenwood Avenue, Villas Two bedroom, one bath plus a den. Propane gas heat $950.00 + utilities. Theresa Senico, Apex Realty (609) 408-4655 603 Park Blvd, West Cape May - 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, C/A, porch, parking for 4 vehicles, internet, fireplace, deck, outside shower, BBQ grill, w/d, sleeps 8. $1200-$2700/week. 301 Philadelphia Ave, Cape May 6 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, C/A, patio, porch, internet, BBQ grill, outside shower, fireplace, w/d, sleeps 12. $2500-$6000/week.

Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-5800 596 Myrtle Avenue, Cape May 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Centrally Located 308 Oxford Avenue, Cape May Point 3 bedrooms 2 Bath Views of Lake Lily By the Sea Realty 315 Ocean Street, Suite 2B, Cape May 609-884-3050 3 Shore Drive, North Cape May Bayfront 5 bedroom, 4 bath $4900/weekly 1534 Yacht Avenue, # 1, Cape May Waterfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath $850 - $1950/weekly, off season daily

Coldwell Banker Sol Needles, Cape May (609) 884-8428 •

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

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

914 Lafayette Street, Cape May - Year Round 3 Bd, 2 Ba w/enclosed front porch & rear deck. $1600/mo plus utilities, security required.

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

817 Seashore Road, North Cape May Year Round, 3 BR, 2 BA house with large yard and storage shed. $1300/month plus utilities, security required.

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

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

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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, Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Danielle O’Neal, Alex Steiger Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Richard Hemenway, Amy Wingate, Debbie Hudson Columnists: Kate Chadwick (advice), Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (Old Fogey), Molly Stone (food), Diane Stopyra (dating) Labeler: Mary Smith Every Wednesday, Exit Zero is delivered to around 300 places. Get it delivered to your mailbox in a plastic mailer. It’s $50 for 47 great B&W issues, and five in glorious color. Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe. DOWNTOWN CAPE MAY Swain’s, Mariah’s, Bath Time, Guardian, Bamboo Shack, Cape Savings Bank, Collier’s, All Irish, Cape May Stage, Wilsey Realty, Nest, Pat Jackson Jewelers, Washington Commons Gallery, Celebrate Cape May, Go Fish, Sea Weeds, Oma’s Doll Shop, 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, Trade Winds, Primrose, Center For Community Arts. WASHINGTON STREET MALL The Fudge Kitchen, Mary Ann’s, Dellas 5&10, Lace Silhouettes, Center City Mall, Second Story Sweets, Casale’s Shoes, Free Shop, Happy Baby, Cape May Sandal Shop, It’s a Breeze, Madame’s Port, Swede Things, Cucina Rosa, Whale’s Tale, Cafe Tuscany, Italian Garden, Andrew’s Ltd, Jackson Mountain Cafe, Love The Cook, Ugly Mug, Pilot House, Caroline Boutique, Atlantic Books, Carli’s,

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

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

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Volume 9, Number 4 - March 2, 2011  

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

Volume 9, Number 4 - March 2, 2011  

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