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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, December 8, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 44 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Marching Into The Holidays

Dancers, musicians, elves, and West Cape May royalty rode through town in the 46th annual Christmas parade... more photos inside Aleksey Moryakov

THIS WEEK...

March On...

It’s The Parade Issue!

Half-Full Productions Filming “Rebound”

Sandy Borkowski’s 60th Birthday Party

Santa Claus At Swain’s Hardware

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

«The Old Fogey ...............................Page 75

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

«Activity of the Week......................Page 77

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

«Employee of the Week....................Page 79

«The Contest Page......................... Page 39

«Health & Beauty Guide................Page 80

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

«Adopt an Animal.........................Page 83

«Customer Service...........................Page 51

«Bird Droppings............................Page 89

«Must Haves....................................Page 53

«The Dating Column..................... Page 97

«The Answer Lady........................ Page 69

«Sleeping Around......................... Page 105

«Chance Meetings........................ Page 71

«Homes of the Week......................Page 109

« Cape May Crossword.................. Page 74

«About Exit Zero........................... Page 111


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Mayor Pam Kaithern

Dancing machine

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

lunch and dinner daily H sunday brunch cold beer H brick oven pizza holiday parties H catering curbside pickup I’ll b for b e here reakf ast w i t h largest selection How Santa! abou t you of draft beer in cape may ? Breakfast with Santa Sunday, December 18

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


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WEDNESDAY SPECIAL december 14 ONLY Fried SHRIMP PLATTER ...... $5.95 each

Zach Binks, Young David, Chedde Beez, Big Papi

Served with French fries or baked potato & coleslaw

FISH MARKET SPECIALS FRI., dec 9 tHRU SUNDAY, dec. 11

our own seafood gumbo $5.50 pint

TAKE-OUT SPECIALS

FRIDAY, dec. 9 & SATURDAY, dec. 10 Appetizer Special Oysters Rockefeller ............................................................... $7.95 Fried OYSTER PLATTER .............................................. $10.25 Served with Mac & Cheese and Stewed Tomatoes. Broiled or Fried stuffed shrimp PLATTER ....................................... $10.95 Served with baked potato or French fries and coleslaw.

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SUNDAY, december 11 Fried or Broiled SEAFOOD COMBO ........................ $13.95 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 www.thelobsterhouse.com Call Ahead & We’ll HaveIt Waiting For You!

Morgan, Taylor, Donna Burkhardt


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The Best Entertainment Lineup in Town! Friday, December 9

Saturday, December 10

Bigg Romeo The zone Sundays live nfl action on bigscreen tvs

Happy Hour Monday thru Thursday 4-7pm

35 Cent Wings & 1/2 Price Cheesesteaks Football specials good at bar only

$2 Domestics • $4 Wines • $4 Mixed Drinks 1/2 Price Apps (bar only)

Tuesday, December 13

Wednesday, December 15

Terrible Tuesday with Jon K & Mike Dempsey

$2 Miller Lites

Karaoke with Jimmy J

$3 Yuengling & Yuengling Lights

OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM-2AM YEAR ROUND!

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


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Serving Dinner Friday & Saturday Evening from 5:30 Early Dinners 5:30 - 6:15pm

NEW YEAR”S EVE Five Course Prix Fix $55, $80 or $100 call to reserve!

Reserve Now for Special Events!

Jacqueline Hagan, Sara Mounts, Frankie Casper

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

Aleathea’s

at 7 ocean

last weekend HOURS Breakfast - Saturday & Sunday Lunch - Saturday Dinner - Friday & Saturday

Last Weekend Open until Spring!!

Bentley, Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick, Brody

aleathea’s parlour, antique & gift shop fall sale: up to 50% off! 7 Ocean Street at the Inn of Cape May 609-884-5555 • innofcapemay.com

Donahue family, DiCave family


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UPCOMING EVENTS COCKTAILS & SHOPPING DECEMBER 8 • 7PM

Over 15 local vendors- Martini specials Join us for a spectacular “evening out” with the ladies

FAMILY PROMISE CHRISTMAS IN DECEMBER ®

9TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT DECEMBER 9 • 6PM

Cost of admission is a new, unwrapped gift for The Cape May County Special Services School District or a $5 Donation For Family Promise

COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET & DRINK SPECIALS The Mendo family

HAPPY HOUR

3PM TO 7PM (THURSDAY – SUNDAY)

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

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS

HOLIDAY GIFT CARD SALE Buy a $25 gift Card, get a free $5 Gift Card Buy a $50 gift Card, get a free $10 Gift Card Buy a $100 gift Card, get a free $25 Gift Card Eric Hansen, Luke Hansen, Julia Hansen, Jenny Hansen

Looking to host a holiday function, family gathering, or just need meeting space? Martini Beach is available, call or email inquiries to: info@CabanasOnTheBeach.com

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

www.facebook.com/CabanasOnTheBeach


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

While you’re shopping at Hospitality Night, why not take some time to tell Santa what’s on your list? Thursday, December 8 Cape May Stage Presents This Wonderful Life Get to know the inhabitants of Bedford Falls like never before in this one-man show. Larry Daggett delivers a virtuoso performance mimicking the entire cast of characters in this homage to the classic Frank Capra film. Bring some tissues for the big finale. Tickets are $35 general admission, show starts at 8pm at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. For details, call Cape May Stage at 609-884-1341.

Friday, December 9 Christmas In December At Cabanas It may be brisk outside, but that’s no reason not to enjoy a drink or two across from the beach during this annual holiday event. Stop by Cabanas at 6pm for complimentary food and drink – the cost of admission is a new, unwrapped toy, or a $5 donation to Family Promise of Cape May County. Don’t miss this chance to give back during the holiday season. For details, call Cabanas at 609-884-4800

Candlelight Hospitality Night On The Washington Street Mall Each year the merchants on the mall open their doors, slash their prices, put out snacks and generally behave wonderfully as a way of saying thanks to their customers. Shops will be open late, and you might spot some carolers or even Claus himself. We recommend you knock out some of that holiday shopping – the Hamilton Mall won’t be nearly this fun. Event runs on Thursday and Friday, from 7 to 9pm.

Saturday, December 10 East Lynne Theater Company Presents Christmas Presents From The Past Stop by the First Presbyterian Church at 500 Hughes Street for an evening of holiday stories penned by the likes of O. Henry and Mark Twain. The stories will be narrated by Gayle Stahlhuth, ELTC’s artistic director, who will perform 30 characters in all. Starts at 8:30pm, general admission is $25. For reservations, call East Lynne Theater Company at 609-884-5898.

Holiday Art Extravaganza Show And Sale In the market for some stunning local art? Make sure to visit the Wilbraham Mansion this Saturday between 10am and 9pm, where the members of the Cape May Artists Cooperative will have a show and sale, including plenty of handmade gift ideas and limited edition holiday ornaments. From jewelry to paintings to knitwear, you’re sure to find something special here. For details, call 609-770-8261. Christmas Candlelight House Tour Enjoy tours of Victorian inns, churches and hotels. Take in carols by candlelight, peep at vintage holiday decorations, and try some hot cocoa and Christmas cookies on this selfguided tour. Guests can also visit the Emlen Physick Estate and Carriage House Gallery & Tearoom. There will be heated trolley rides to the Estate. Runs from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children. For details, call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities at 609-884-5404.


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“Our meal was absolutely delicious... what a pleasure to eat here! Service was superb. We will be back!” ~ Jane, Rachel and K ayla

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Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8am Lunch Daily from 11:30 Dinner Nightly from 5pm

Host Your Holiday Party at Tishas!

For every $50 dollars purchased in gift cards receive an additional $10 dollars!

Packages starting @ $35 per person

Available Now thru Friday, December 16

Robin Whitehurst, Dante Vasser, Tyler Whitehurst

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

Riley, Noela, Rich, Ginnette, Natalia

Serving Dinner from 5pm Friday and Saturday

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

(609) 898-0100

1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May Jeremy, Carly, Logan, Tracy, Ed, Marsha,Terry


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

Jordan, Logan, Kallen

December 10 th wine releases: Isaac Smith Port & Cape May Temptation (apple dessert wine) Chardonnay * Merlot * Syrah Pinot Grigio * Riesling Cabernet Sauvignon Blush * Apple Fini * Blanc * Port Gift Certificates & Gift Baskets Holiday Wine Merchandise

Angel Michael, Cheneen Austin, Matthew Urquhart, Shawn Daily

Holiday Winery Tours added on Fridays December 9 and 16 at 3 pm... call for reservations

Kayley, Victoria, Gabby, Veronica, Mattie

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


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The Police Blotter

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – A man was arrested after knocking out an armored car driver and stealing four bags of money. They contained $800 in pennies, weighing 30 pounds each, and slowed him to a stagger during his getaway so officers easily jumped him.

Classic Quotations

A Story From The Past “I’m one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not the newfangled ones who are born joining parades.” Nathan Lane “Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.” John Naisbitt “Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn’t want to – or can’t – join the Big Parade.” Bette Midler “And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” G.K. Chesterton “A monologue is standing on the corner watching the parade go by and making wisecracks about it.” Bill Maher

Dr Emlen Physick, upon graduation from medical school, chose a completely different lifestyle. Instead of treating patients, he became a tenant farmer and animal breeder, devoting his time to the many animals he housed on the Physick estate and staying active in local civic affairs. Dr Physick was well known in Cape May for his gregarious and philanthropic nature. He had many friends and was credited with funding a number of local organizations, like the Cape May Yacht Club. Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

flypast is an aerial parade of anywhere from one to several dozen aircraft, both in commercial context at airshows and also to mark national days or significant anniversaries. They are particularly common in the United Kingdom, where they are most often associated with royal occasions.

National Archives

KNOW your way around Cape May? Think of yourself as the observant type? Feast your eyes on the photograph above, prepared by our resident cryptographer Kate Chadwick. If you think you know what establishment you’re staring at, then you have a chance to win a gift certificate to spend at a local business. Go to the Exit Zero Facebook page before Monday for a full-size, full-color photo and instructions on how to enter – follow the instructions carefully. And, don’t worry if you have never used Facebook before – it’s easy! Just ask your six-year-old nephew for help. To enter, look for the mystery photo at facebook.com/ exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

Macy’s employees staged the first Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in 1924, and it was so successful that they decided to make it an annual event. The only interruption in the parade’s history was from 1942-44, when Macy’s gave their parade balloons to the war effort since rubber was so scarce.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J “You have a quiet and unobtrusive nature.” 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 red curry seafood. Please note: Any typos are not ours, but those of the fortune cookie manufacturers. We print them as we find them.


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Ramblings From The Editors

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

very time we’ve driven down Broadway in the past few weeks, we’ve wondered: What is going on with that billboard? You know which one we’re talking about; it’s got the silhouette of a surfer pulling a gnarly cutback underneath the word UPDOG (if that is a word). In the fine, easy-to-miss print at the bottom is the Cabanas logo, so we figured we’d have George Kelly, Cabanas’ general manager (or “general damager,” as he says) put the mystery to rest. What is up, we asked, with the updog? Turns out, Martini Beach was originally using this ad space, but after they closed for the season, Cabanas decided to retain the billboard through the off-season. Their ad agency, Make It Pop, came up with the design, which is a nod to the restaurant’s surf vibe. “We’ve basically rebranded Cabanas away from Chuckie-Cheese-goessurfing to something a bit more grown-up,” George said. As for the meaning of updog? “That depends on which urban dictionary you’re looking in.” We pulled out our own urban dictionary and, suffice it to say, the definitions run the gamut. In the case of this sign, updog is simply shorthand for the slang phrase, “What’s up, dawg?” As a marketing tool, it seems to be working. “A lot of people are calling to ask about it,” George said. “Sometimes, we lie and make up stories about it.” Speaking of Cabanas, it’s almost time for their 6th annual Christmas in December event, taking place at the bar on December 9. The evening will feature a Chinese auction and complimentary buffet all for a good cause. The cost of admission

donations, which totaled over $800. Not too shabby in just over three weeks’ time. Give yourselves a nice pat on the back. WHILE we’re talking about showstopping, crowd-attracting seasonal events, get your tickets now (not later, NOW) for the Eighth Annual Exit Zero Burns Supper, being held at the Ugly Mug on Thursday, January 26. As any regular reader of this periodical knows, this event is a grand old time featuring bagpipes, a singalong, the poetry of Scotland’s own Robert Burns, haggis, and most importantly, men carousing in kilts. That alone is worth the measly $30 price tag, and it’s not too late to ask for tickets as a Christmas gift. And don’t fret if you can’t stomach haggis (get it – “stomach” haggis?), because the boys in the kitchen will also be whipping up fish ‘n’ chips, too. And you can’t tell us you’re busy on a Thursday night in January, so no excuses! We’ll see you there. IF YOU’RE looking for a night out a little sooner, pencil in this Sunday, December 12 for the Beef and Beer for Dwight Dunbracco. For those of you who don’t know Dwight, he is the manager over at the Ugly Mug and an all-around good guy, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He is without medical insurance, so the beef and beer will help to raise money to defray the expenses of his recent hospitalization, as well as the costs of his diabetic supplies. There will be door prizes and a Chinese auction, with items donated by all your favorite places around town, include your favorite publication. The benefit will be held at the Bolero Resort in Wildwood from noon-4pm. Contact the Mug at 8843450 if you need more information.

is a new, unwrapped gift for a child at the Cape May Count Special Services School, or a $5 donation to the Family Promise organization. Not that you need incentive to give during this, the season of giving, but we have it on good authority that the drink specials will be, in typical Cabanas fashion, pretty rad, dawg. IF THE West Cape May Christmas parade wasn’t enough to get the Scrooge out of your system, there’s no help for you. Once again, the folks over at West Cape May borough, together with Parade Lady Charlotte Daily, ensured that it was a spectacular….well, spectacle. Better yet, as far as we could see, everyone seemed to be on his or her best behavior. Well, maybe not by the time Santa rolled down Broadway, but close enough. On the subject of the parade, by the way, we’d like to thank all of the shop visitors who dropped money into our jar on the counter here at Exit Zero Global Headquarters, with a special shout-out to the mystery man or woman who dropped in a $50 bill. We made three trips to the West Cape May borough hall to drop off your

Open Daily Happy Hour 3- 6pm everyday

Wine Dinner

Fri, Dec 9 @ 7:30 (call for reservations) “Kick off the Holiday Season”

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

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

Live Music - No Cover Friday, Dec. 9 - Geno White Duo - 7 - 10 Sat., Dec. 10 - robin & amy • 7 - 10

AT THE CARROLL VILLA HOTEL

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


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Miss Mimom, Miss Connie, Miss Amy, Miss Babe

Cape May Dance Company

Jerry Reeves, Chuck McPherson, Tim Weidman


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How’s It Going Over At Convention Hall?

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

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

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The December color issue is here... come get it at the Exit Zero Store!


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

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

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

The Best “VIEW” of Fall PHILLY Sports Eagles Games

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

Flyer’s Games

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

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

Best Wings & Great Specials 

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


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Dinner from 5pm Thursday thru Sunday Erica Grubb, Stephanie Grubb, Olivia Brandt

Reserve Your Private Party

Sidney, Madelyn, Emily

Rehearsal Dinners • Reunions Baby Showers • Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

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

www.cucinarosa.com

Deanna Fiocca, Shaine Meier, Bill Murray


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Serving Dinner from 5:30pm Friday & Saturday

Latin night Friday NightS Starting at 8pm Latin Dancing • Free Salsa Lesson Live Salsa music by cintron

spend New Year’s Eve in style! First Seating 6:00pm Five Course Prix Fixe Dinner $65 per person Second Seating 8:00pm The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party $145 per person Five Course Prix Fixe Dinner Open Bar from 8pm-12:30am Champagne Toast • Party Favors Dancing with Live Entertainment by “Marquee”, one of New Jersey’s and Philadelphia’s premiere dance bands. Call Early for Reservations Limited Seating Hotel Packages Available

THE OCEAN CLUB HOTEL

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


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Linda Steenrod, Sonja Miller

Micaela Urquhart, Miranda Urquhart

Riley, Noela

Tony Genaro

Jamie Tielve, Cassidy Tielve

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New Years Eve

New Years Day

CELEBRATE IN STYLE

GALA BRUNCH

5 Courses Prix Fixe Dinner

Elegant Buffet Served 11am - 4pm

Music & Dancing 26 Food 27 Decor 25 Service

Holiday Gift Certificates Available

We’ll Be Home For The Holidays Join Us! Reservations 609.884.9090

1301 Beach Avenue • petershieldsinn.com

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A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma

OPEN YEAR ROUND! hours

Thurs - Sat. • 8am - 8pm Sun. - Wed. • 8am - 2:30pm The gang

Christmas Gift Card Sale Buy One ($25 or more) and Get One of Equal or Lesser Value

50% off

The Podgorskis

10% OFF YOUR MEAL

when you bring in a gift or gift card to bless local children.

LUNCH FOR TWO - $10.95 Each person gets to Choose… A cup of Soup du jour or a Side Salad AND A SANDWICH TO SHARE!

609.884.6332

406 N. Broadway, West Cape May Deanna and Jerry Podgorski Sr

www.bellavidacafe.com


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Prime Steaks • Sensational Seafood

Open Daily for: Breakfast, Lunch, Sunset Dining, Dinner Happy Hour and Late Night Entertainment

Christm as E ve

Dinner will be served from 4p until 7p

Christm as Dinner $27.95

Dinner will be served from 2p until 7p. Enjoy a special buffet featuring: Prime Rib, Turkey, Ham, Salmon, Crab Cakes, Soups, Salads, Vegetables and an assortment of Desserts

Zach Kenish, Lauren Murphy, Dylan Hannum

Breakfast With Santa $10.95 Saturday, Dec 10th & 17th All-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet

Lunch Menu

$4.5 Bowls of Soup, $6.5 Hot Sandwiches $6.5 Overstuffed Sandwiches

Mon d ay Nig h t s $21.95 All you can eat Dungeness Crab

W edn e sd ay Nig h t s P r i m e R i b Nig h t $15.95 or $18.95 for a Grand Cut

T h ursd ay Nig h t s L a nd & Se a B uffe t $27.95 for Adults $13.95 for Children 5-12 years

Oceanfront @ 1045 Beach Avenue 609.884.5611

HemingwaysCapeMay.com

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The Ultimate Cape May Food & Drink Chart What you need to know about the food and the vibe Aleathea’s 7 Ocean Street, Cape May (609) 884-5555, Ext. 226 www.innofcapemay.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boiler room 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall (609) 884-8421 www.congresshall.com

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

brown room 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall (609) 884-8421 www.congresshall.com

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

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

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

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

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

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Edna and Bob McCann

Sandy and Bob Keller

Proud USCG moms

Aunt Joe, Jerry

Anthony, Shawnie

Shawnie, Jerry

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Harbor View

RESTAURANT, BAR & MARINA

Thursday Prime Rib dinner ($16)

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

Open Thursday thru Sunday for Lunch & Dinner • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday

B o o k Yo u r H o l i d ay Pa r t i e s and N ew Yea r’s E ve N ow !

Friday Shrimp stravaganza ($17) & Fairly Irregular Pizza Sunday Burger Mania... All Day & All Night! & pork loin Dinner ($16)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

fish and fancy 2406 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 886-8760, www.fishandfancy.com

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

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

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

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

Open year round - daily 12 to 5pm for wine tasting, wine by the glass and gourmet cheese plates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vlaskas

This premium Dutch cheese is sweet and creamy and goes well with a chardonnay or a Belgian Beer

photographS by Aleksey moryakov Seaside Cheese won the NJ SBDC Success Award!!

Don’t forget to order your party trays early!

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

Cheryl, Jim, Betty

Seaside Cheese Co.

600 PARK BOULEVARD, WEST CAPE MAY • 884-8700

Joe, Jerry, Vickie

Check us out on facebook or call 609-884-8030 for our daily specials!

Please call for Current Hours & Holiday Schedule

The Depot features popular homemade soups, salad selections, house roasted meats and local seafood specials

Order Your Holiday Platters and Trays Now! Robby, Kasey, Ozzy, Jon

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


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Authentic Italian Cuisine

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

Amanda Iacono, Anthony Colon, Tracy Timmins 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

Asian, Japanese & THAI Cuisine | Sushi Bar

Lunch | Dinner | Take-out | Reservations Available

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

Cannot combine with any other offer Offer expires December 15, 2011

Where the Locals Eat Sushi! Manhattan Style Sushi!

John, Ric, Arnold

Find Us on Facebook!

Ask About Delivery!

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

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

Rose, Kathy, Marie


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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy delicious, fresh and nutritious authentic Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and Thai cuisine — all homemade. Try the Fire Wok!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WAllace’s harborside cafe Route 109 at South Jersey Marina Cape May, (609) 898-7700

All homemade, all the time. Breakfast or lunch by the water. Try the Superstack – we dare you. Six hotcakes for $6.95.

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

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

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

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

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Fresh Pumpkin Pie...made from our own fall harvest • Chocolate Chip Cookies...with walnuts • Apple Pie...topped with crust or crumb • Snickerdoodles...buttery, crispy cinnamon cookie • Bavarian Chocolate Pie...garnished with walnuts • Three Cheese Bread...with asiago, fontina & pecorino • Pumpkin & Zucchini Walnut Bread And more...all baked from scratch on the farm •

The Bakery at Rea’s Farm

Jerry Sr, Jerry Jr, Emily

Stop by or call 609-206-3857 to order Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

4th & Bayshore • West Cape May, NJ • In the big green farmhouse

Fran, Rose, Jerry, Jim


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LUNCH & DINNER

SEAFOOD • STEAKS COCKTAILS

June Willis, Liz Favre, Pat Foley, Dee Hoffman

Come See Our Exciting New Menu! Fridays at 8pm OPEN MIC NIGHT

The Talent has been Awesome!

Early Bird Dinners Monday thru Thursday 4-6pm

Jane Senico, Tina Johnson, Linda B. Riccio

Wednesday Trivia Night - 7:30pm $5 Burger & Fries Mondays 5pm-Close

1/2 Price Appetizers

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(609) 884-3449

Janet Westcolt, Phylis Douglass

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Patrick Sbarra, Ilona Rech

Rich Dougherty, Judy Bailey

Dot Balzano, Dottie Vassalo

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“Best of the Shore” Philadelphia Magazine

“Best of the Shore”

Steaks Chops Seafood Open Thursday thru Saturday from 5pm Sunday from 4pm Late Menu, Desserts and Cocktails

South Jersey Magazine

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Reserve Now for New Year’s Eve!


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11/19: Dickens Yuletide Bazaar At The First Presbyterian Church photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Pam and Bryan Jones, Jane Turkington

Carol Addesso, Amanda Addesso, Danyelle Addesso

Sue, Katie, Barbara

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

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Reserve for New Year’s Eve Now! Fresh seafood • Tasty steaks • Copper-top bar Bottle & draft beer • Free parking

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Scenes from Rebound

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Spouty-Offy

The column where anonymous gasbags have their say! My only complaint about the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade is that it is too short. It needs more entries and bigger gaps!– Cape May

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The Movie Column

Tom Sims, Executive Director of the Cape May Film Festival, reviews “My Week With Marilyn”

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y friend commented leaving the theater, “If you have to remind yourself that this isn’t really Marilyn Monroe, then the movie works.” And that might be exactly what the Academy says if it honors actress Michelle Williams with an Oscar nomination for her role as the Hollywood icon in the new film My Week with Marilyn. What is so striking, beyond Williams’ mannerisms so reminiscent of Monroe, is the film’s treatment of this sad and troubled celebrity. The film is about the time Colin Clark spent as an assistant director during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl in 1956. Clark is played by Eddie Redmayne, who won the 2010 Tony Award for his performance in the play Red. The film starred Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier (played in this movie by Kenneth Branagh). In the story, Monroe befriends Clark, and the two have an emotional affair during the shooting of the film. It is through Clark’s

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Merry Deathmas

“Santa’s Slay,” chapter four of Terry O’Brien’s frighteningly good new short story December 22. Night. Cape May Point.

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he killer moved stealthily through the stables at the Shady Acres Horse Farm, where the local bluebloods bridled their beasts. His suit was blood red in the gloom, the white trim standing out as if on a gingerbread man. The wind howled against the wooden frame of the stables, rustled the surrounding trees violently. One tall streetlamp lit the frozen mud of the stable throughway, flickered on and off, as if the light itself was too cold to commit. From a distance he heard jingle bells. The killer peered through the slats of the feeding trough and saw the sleigh round the bend and enter the light. Eight horses, tethered two-by-two, pulled a red carriage decked out in all sorts of Christmas finery; string of holly, plastic icicles, silver and gold tinsel. The horses themselves were lined top to bottom with bells. Hundreds of them. They must have enjoyed that. They neared the stables with the quickened trot of an animal that knows it’s done dragging tourists around town to gape at bed and breakfasts for $50 a pop. Atop the sleigh, on the driver’s bench, sat a severe-looking woman of about 50, pinched face framed by short hair and broken by black glasses. She huddled against the cold, her slight frame nearly disappearing into her parka. “Hyah!” she called and snapped the riding crop across the rear of the last horse. The horses pulled into the stable. “Easy now!” the woman cried and pulled back on the bridle. The horses stopped, chuffed, beat the ground. The woman set the crop on the seat, dismounted, closed and locked the gate. As she did so the killer crept out of the stall and up into the passenger seating of the sleigh. The stable was large enough to easily fit the stables and horses. Each side was lined with six kennels for the animals. The walls were covered with all manner of horse-riding gear. It was roughly the size of a small barn. The woman slammed a large slide bolt into the wall, applied a large U-lock, and climbed back into the sleigh. She reached for the crop. It was gone. Thwap! The crop struck her across the face, parting the skin, sending her glasses flying. “Hyah!” the killer shouted.

The stomping was rhythmic now, steady, as the horses began to panic. Beneath them, the small woman was pounded mercilessly, hooves raining down on her... Thwap! The crop stung across her face a second time. Stunned, silent, she brought her hands to her face and brought them away covered in blood. The killer wasted no time. He held the crop between his teeth and grabbed her. The killer was big, powerfully built. He easily bundled and lifted the 95-pound woman over his head like a rag doll. Now she whimpered. He took aim and threw her, forward. She landed with a jingle in the center of the eight humiliated horses. She found her voice. “PLEASE!” The killer took the crop from his mouth. “Merry Christmas…” He grabbed the bridle and raised the crop. He brought it down fiercely on the haunches of the last two animals, again and again, his arm a blur. The greats beasts bucked, tried to pull away, but he held the bridle fast. “HYAH!” he cried again and continued punishing the animals. Like a rippling wave their displeasure spread to the horses in front of them. They whinnied and neighed and began clomping their hooves on the frozen dirt. “No! Help!” the woman shouted. “Plea…” Her breath was stomped out by a hoof on

her chest, the words died in her throat. “HYAH!” The stomping was rhythmic now, steady, as the horses began to panic. Beneath them, the small woman was pounded mercilessly, hooves raining down on her arms, legs, her face. What was one moment a living, breathing human being in the next became 90 pounds of tenderized meat. Her ribs bent but didn’t break, penetrated her lungs and heart, her ribcage, sticking out like broken saplings. Her head deflated like a water balloon. Adriana Rosensweig was very dead. The killer stopped beating the animals, dismounted from the carriage, and went off into the cold, dark night. Later. Cape May. Santa slid the last few pieces of the intricate device together, pulled out the tiny antenna, swaddled it in its silk, lacey blanket, and slowly, carefully lowered it into the stocking. The stocking said “Charles” on it in glue and glitter that gleamed in the gray light of deep night. Charles’ stocking was one of several that hung on the large hearth in the large house with the large yard and, most

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 around to the front of the house, then finally across the street, by the dunes, at just such an angle to keep the fireplace in sight. Inside, Charles Sutcliffe, fresh from a meeting in Orlando, Florida, shrugged off his coat and hat and placed them in the closet. He set his briefcase on the small table on the foyer, cracked it open, fished a bunch of receipts out of his various pockets, and placed them in a manila folder inside the case. The receipts showed several dinners, car rentals and gas fill-ups, all the usual monetary trappings of a six-day business trip. He did not have receipts for the hookers or the blow. He set the case down next to the little table and made his way to the stairs. But something caught his eye. “The heck…” On the very expensive mirror hanging over the very expensive buffet in the foyer larger than most people’s living rooms was a note, printed in a swooshy, loosey-goosey font meant to exude sexiness. “Go to the dining room…” Beneath it, attached with Scotch tape, was a stocking. Not a Christmas stocking, a sheer, silk stock-

been so hot for his wife for so long… and stumbled excitedly into the living room and the fireplace. Sticking out of the top of his stocking was a lacey, silky, frilly piece of cloth, barely there, really, some sort of exotic, sexy women’s underwear that always mystified Charles. He licked his lips and with shortened breath pulled up on the garment. With a tug it came loose. Something was rolled up inside it. Small, cylindrical. Charles stomch did somersault. Could it be… some kind of… (gulp)… toy? He unwrapped the object. It was not a toy. Across the street, through a spyglass, Santa watched Charles Sutcliffe pull the expensive silk thing from the stocking and examine it a moment. It only took a moment for the truth of the moment to settle in, which is when Santa pressed the button on the remote. KA-BA-BOOM! The front of the house vanished in an eruption of light and fire. The shockwave sent Santa flying backwards into the dunes. Bits of burning wood and other matter began

He felt a small pang at the recent memory of the hookers, but it had been so long since Samantha had shown him any womanly attention… ing. Red. Sexy. In the dining room, hanging from the chandelier that hung low over the dinner table, he found a similar note saying, “Go to the kitchen…” Attached to this note was the other red knee-high. In the kitchen he found the garter belts. In the den he found the bustier. In the freezer the eight-inch stilettos. The chill air of the freezer cooled his now sweaty face, little puffs of steam bounced off his brow. He felt a small pang at the recent memory of the hookers, but it had been so long since Samantha had shown him any womanly attention… he had no way of knowing this was waiting for him at home. Of course, it seemed so unlike her because it was so unlike her. This had all been Santa’s doing, a little hide and seek to buy him enough time to get clear of the house, but Charles didn’t know that, nor would he as the last few seconds of his life ticked down. Inside the freezer, which also served to noticeably cool the fire brewing in Charles’ pants, the last note said, “Now go to the stocking, bring the outfit upstairs…” Charles did as directed, gathered the clothing in his now shaking arms… he had

to rain down around him. He patted at his smoldering beard, half in shock; the blast was only meant to be a tenth as powerful, enough to take out Charles. Clearly there had been a miscalculation. Clearly no one in the house could have survived such a blast. Santa gathered himself, bundled against the wind roaring off the ocean 50 yards behind him, and left. He was crying. December 23. Morning. Cape May. There are lots of ways the universe tells you that it’s just not going to be your day: waking up with a severe nail-being-poundedinto-your-temple hangover while gagging on Wawa hoagie flavored burps of Italian meats and cured peppers, forgetting to set your clock forward/ back on the time switch and either running constantly behind or constantly ahead all day, and when all three of your phones start ringing and your police scanner goes all kablooey at 4am. It was that last thing that greeted me on

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Merry Deathmas ? From Page 52 this particular day, though the first two have also been known to afflict me regularly. At around 2am as I drifted off while watching Justified on my laptop (Timothy Olyphant is what I want to be when I grow up… Timothy Olyphant that writes like Robert Crais and sings like Michael Stipe), I thought I must have been dreaming the loud boom that rattled my windows. Turns out I wasn’t. I should have known, right then, dream or no dream, that this big boom had something to do with my investigation. Because right now, at this moment, bad things were happening, quickly, and I felt like my clock was an hour behind. “I brought coffee,” Tim announced as he entered my office. Well, our office. I was still feeling a little proprietary.. “Thanks,” I answered. Lionel Jeffries, our first suspect, since cleared, followed behind Tim. “I brought Lionel,” Tim said. “I can see that. Morning, Lionel.” He nodded at me, offered a hand. I shook it. “That business earlier,” I said, referencing my grilling him at police HQ, “that’s nothing personal…” He waved me off, “Just doing your job. We’re cool.” I nodded and slurped at the coffee. “You guys dating now or did Tim bring you for a reason?” “Hilarious,” Tim replied. I thought it was okay for a shade before 5am. “I have experience with explosives,” Lionel said. “Really?” I asked, impressed. Lionel nodded. “Was an ordnance disposal chief in the navy. I’ve also brought down a few buildings with my dad and pop-pop.” I looked at Tim and nodded. “Great thinking, really good.” “Thanks,” he replied. “Where are you?” “After my scanner started

chirping I called Shawn… Officer Austin to get the skinny, he confirmed the explosion at the Sutcliffe home. And while I’m talking to him he gets the call that another body was found at the horse ranch, Adriana Rosensweig. A quick Google confirmed they were both sitting members of Cape May City Council, like the late James Rappaport. Don’t have to be a detective to see it’s connected.” Tim said, “That makes three dead, what about the other two?” “Detective Curtis had units pick up Janice Rappaport,” I flushed a bit at the mention of her name, “and the Reverend Milo Binkley, they should both be in protective custody by now.” “Jesus,” Tim said as he and Lionel sat, “seems like a week ago we were at Rappaports.” “Right?” I said, “He’s been dead, like, 36 hours now. Rosensweig and Sutcliffe are still warm. Well, technically. He’s more like a cinder, she’s more like frozen jelly, but… that’s the metaphor I’m going with. Cut me some slack. It’s 5am.” We sipped coffee quietly for a few moments, then came a loud knock at the door. Tim and Lionel did not move. “I’ll get it,” I said with mild exasperation. Tim and Lionel smiled, sharing a moment. I got jealous. The detective as needy girlfriend. “What’s the next step, bwana?” Tim asked as I moved around my desk to the door. “Task force,” I said. “Task force?” “Task force,” I said with a wink and opened the door. A debiltatingly cold wind whooshed through my office. Thick flurries swarmed through the little spotlight over my door, made it hard to see. I held a shielding hand over my eyes and squinted into the light. “Well I’ll be…” There, standing on my front porch, stood, I kid you not, Santa Claus. Next Week: Ho, ho… ho?


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FEEL fat. My bum is expanding by what feels like the hour (no, really, my coworkers had Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “I like Big Butts” playing for me when I arrived at work the other day.). My thighs are growing. My face is pudgy. My boobs are big (okay, I’m not too upset about that one). But I am upset that I can barely wiggle into my fat-day jeans. (For you men out there, fat-day jeans are a real thing. Ask your girlfriend.) I know what they say; it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, blah, blah. But right now, I will only find this comforting if you tell me this beholder is a fan of voluptuous — let’s go with voluptuous — tushes. Sure, plenty of people gain weight this time of year, but my problem isn’t the season; I haven’t been indulging in eggnog and Rudolph-shaped cookies. The reason I’m looking plump — let’s go with plump — is that I haven’t been waiting tables. As often as I complain about my job, it does keep a girl slim. The biggest pain in a server’s rear end

— those customers who keep her running needlessly — are also the greatest thing for said server’s rear end. You know who you are. I bring you your meal and you ask for more napkins. I bring more napkins and you ask for more lemons. I bring more lemons and you ask for more salt. I bring salt and you ask for more(!) napkins. (What happens to napkins in the restaurant world is a lot like what happens to socks in the dryer.) I never understand why these folks can’t manage to give me their list in its entirety, but I don’t complain. All of the hustle is better than Pilates; the pedometer I wore during one shift logged a full seven miles before night’s end.

Last year, wanting to take full advantage of this waitressing workout, I spent some tip money (okay, a LOT of tip money) on a pair of Reebok EasyTones, those shoes meant to firm the legs and butt 28 times more than the normal sneaker. (I know, I’m a sucker, but did you see the girl in the EasyTone commercial? Now that’s a tuchus worth working toward.) The shoes were hideous, but with bikini season looming, this didn’t stop me from bouncing around the dining room in my new purchase. “Would any of you folks like another drink?” I’d ask my tables, wanting an excuse to bounce toward the bar. “Of course you would!” (If I’d gotten commission based on how many little old ladies I had double-fisting glasses of Dewar’s, I could have just purchased a North Beach gym membership.) But the shoes were a quick fix, and quick fixes rarely work. The Reeboks were recalled and, recently, I bid them farewell… along with my formerly petite derriere. So now, I’m staring down a long road of doing it the healthy way — exercise, portion control... and plenty of elastic-waist pants.


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Lynn Arden’s Children Shoppe

11/19: 60th Birthday Party For Sandy Borkowski At Lucky Bones photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Corner of Jackson St. & 325 Washington St. Mall 2nd Floor... Use Elevator!

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We Have Vintage Holiday Decorations and Unique One-of-aKind Gifts!

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

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

Pat, Margaret, Rosemary


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Great Holiday Gift Idea #5 Exit Zero Hoodie!

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Lights. Oil on canvas. © 2009 Matt Lively.

A Gallery for All Seasons Join us for the Holidays!

There is always something new at the Gail Pierson Gallery. We invite you to include a visit in your holiday plans. This season, we are hosting a special group exhibit of new and familiar artists. Join Jack Bingham, Matt Lively, Joe Rademan, Nancy Tankersley, Frank Smith, Toni Lee Vosika, and more Gallery favorites. New artists and new work for each event!

Save theSe DateS! thanksgiving Weekend | Open House Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27, Noon-5 pm. A lot of art, with a little music and some refreshments. Drop in and see us.

December 10 | We invite you to our traditional Holiday Party. Meet the artists, and enjoy the Gallery’s signature hospitality - good food from the Depot Market, live jazz from the Ken Moore Duo and great conversation. New Year’s Day | Start the 2012 New Year with a stroll around Cape May. It’s a tradition, and so is our New Year’s Day Open House. the Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. Fall/Winter hours : Friday to Monday, Noon to 5pm. Closed tuesday, Wednesday, thursday.

GailPiersonGallery

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


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11/19: Oceanside Community Club At Swain’s ACE Hardware Store

Jan, Christine, Terry, Judy, Diane, Vickie PHOTOGRAPH BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

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

Bay Springs Farm Alpacas Store Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10-4PM

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

11/19: Santa Claus At Swain’s ACE Hardware Store

Let us help you find the Perfect Fit.

photographS by Aleksey Moryakov

BRA specialist available daily! Walk right in or make an appointment.

Alison, Eddie, Santa, Mrs Claus

Julia, Santa

Est. 1988

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

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Santa, Deba, Mrs Claus


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Great Holiday Gift Idea #6

Exit Zero Subscription!

This gift gives all year! $50 for 52 issues $25 for 5 color issues

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203 Sunset Blvd. West Cape May (609) 884-1849

& 1930 Route 9 Clermont (609) 624-3031

“North Cape®” outdoor wicker and wicker bedroom furniture. Also, candles, seasonal decorations, cushions, souvenirs.

Four Piece White Wicker Seating Group and Cushions. Your choice of many fabrics. $199

Be sure to visit their other fun store too!

Home Fashion and Fun 109 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May • (609) 884-5330 Beach and nautical décor and gifts. Fun one of a kind items, and unique children’s toys.


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Dana Marston, Wilson, Santa, Mrs Claus

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

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

Mary, Santa, Lady Bug, Mrs Claus, Rico

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

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

The Italian Garden ALL Italia, All Imports

HOLIDAY GIFTS NOW ON SALE! Marie Stone, Santa, Tippy, Mrs Claus

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(609) 884-6181 600 Park Boulevard West Cape May www.katesflowershop.com

your neighborhood florist for 27 years!

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

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Visit us on Hospitality Nights Thurs., Dec. 8 & Friday, Dec. 9 6-9 pm Knitting Machines & Ashford Spinning Wheels on Sale! Gift Certificates - Hand Knit Gifts

Open 7 Days • Free Parking


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This Peppy Periodical Travels The Globe photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Jim and Bob in Queenstown, Ireland

Exclusive area retailer for Pandora!

Helen Mottershead and friends on a Caribbean cruise

Bring home the warmth of the Shore... Store Hours thru christmas Thursday - Sunday 10-6 Friday & Saturday 10-9

Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler Since 1972

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

Millie Schmidt in the Grand Turks


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11/26: Chair Raffle At The Wanderlust Store

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Great Holiday Gift Idea #7

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Terry O’Brien

Henry O’Brien, Cathrine O’Brien

Abby, Donna

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Sandy, Mom, Millie

Estate Jewelry • Antiques • Collectibles

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Sharon, Heather, Dawn, Janine

We Buy Gold & Silver! 325 Washington Street Mall • 609-898-7755

Marian, Franky, Rowan


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Erin, Carol

Debbie Fairman, MaryAnn McCool

Ladies

Misty “31” Hunter

Nina Bonney, Winifred Bonney

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The Cape May Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for “Exit Zero”! By Jon Roth So YOU love crosswords? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, relax and enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the crossword are all related to this week’s issue. The theme: parades. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, exitzero.us. ACROSS 1. In Spain, they celebrate this festival with processions around Easter time: it means “holy week.” 3. Attend one of these annual parades (held in June) and you’ll probably see a few drag queens in roller skates and butch girls on bikes. 4. On his day off, he hijacked a parade and sang “Danke Schoen” and “Twist and Shout.” 6. In this 1993 thriller starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, the two men chase each other through a crowded parade in Chicago. 9. “In your Easter ______, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady at the Easter parade.” 11. Every summer, this area in southern Brooklyn holds the Mermaid Parade. 12. The West Cape May Christmas Parade has been going strong for this many years. 14. If you attend this parade, you’ll probably wake up the next morning hung

He knows how to work a crowd... 4 Across

over, confused, and bedecked in plastic beads. 16. In The Music Man, this many trombones led the big parade. 20. In this 1999 mockumentary, the reigning beauty queen of a small town is burnt to a crisp during a parade. 21. Chicago really celebrates this holiday in style: they even dye the river green. DOWN 2. This is what you call the girl twirling the baton in the front of a marching band. 3. In 1986, this artist released the album Parade, featuring number one hit single “Kiss.” 4. This vehicle gets its name because in times past, it was pulled down a canal by a team of donkeys. 5. In one episode of Seinfeld, Jerry accidentally pops a giant balloon version of this cartoon character. 7. This neighborhood in Manhattan is

known for hosting the most outrageous Halloween parade on the East Coast. 8. This is the department store that hosts the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. 10. This is the word for an aerial parade (for a hint, check page 12). 13. We’re not sure how eco-friendly this stuff is, but back in the day, it wasn’t a parade unless plenty of this was flying out of the windows. 15. This Barbara Streisand vehicle features the song “Don’t Rain On My Parade.” 17. In this movie, once the main character sips a little water mixed with Champagne, he begins to see pink elephants on parade. 18. These flamboyantly outfitted characters are a hallmark of any parade in the greater Philadelphia area (Cape May included). 19. He was the composer responsible for writing many of the patriotic marches we still hear during parades today.


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The Answer Lady

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he Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manner of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to info@exitzero.us. Dear Answer Lady It’s office party time, and once again I’m debating whether to come up with a fake illness in order to avoid my husband’s idiot boss at their annual holiday dinner. The guy is a 20-something wiseass, and I just can’t deal with his smug attitude and know-it-all ways. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a lovely dinner at the Lobster House, and my husband LOVES his job and thinks his boss is just swell. But ugh, I’m getting annoyed just thinking about it. Thoughts? – The Good Wife Dear Wife Gentle, reader, surely you are not seriously telling the Answer Lady that you can’t put up with some punk for two hours on an annual basis in exchange for a free dinner (and presumably drinks) at the Lobster House? Good grief – please tell your husband that the Answer Lady will gladly be his rent-a-wife

Wise answers to perplexing questions

for the evening. Then again, the Answer Lady puts up 20-something punks on somewhat of a regular basis. Look, dear – if your husband loves his job (and it is a JOB, after all, a blessing in its own right in this day and age), you can certainly tolerate a know-it-all ONCE A YEAR with a smile on your face. Now settle down and eat your lobster. And remember the Answer Lady’s mantra when she’s dealing with a man she’d rather not deal with: “At least I’m not married to him, at least I’m not married to him, at least I’m not married

to him.” Repeat as needed. You’re welcome. Dear Answer Lady I work in a very large office and I pretty much keep to myself. I go in, do my work, and leave. I am civil to my colleagues, but not really close friends with any of them. Our office holiday party is coming up and I am DREADING it. Do I have to go? – Nose to the Grindstone Dear Nose None of us really HAS to do anything, do we? There are party people and there are non-party people, and never the twain shall meet. An office party is nirvana to some, akin to root canal to to others. In your case, perhaps this is something you can simply endure and chalk up to the cost of doing business – and of being a civilized person at the holidays. There is big difference between not being a party person and being downright anti-social. So make an appearance at your work function with a smile on your face, and then simply duck out at the earliest opportunity. It’s one thing to have a reputation of being quiet or shy at work, but no one wants to be known as the office Scrooge, do they?

A Registered Investment Advisor

Comprehensive Financial Planning for the local population

Thomas Schneberger, MSFS, CPA/PFS, CFP® 215-321-9312 • Cell 610-506-9690 tschneberger@procap.net • www.procap.net

Tom Schneberger, a local resident, has recently associated with the firm Prometheus Capital Management to bring Fee Only Comprehensive Financial Planning and Investment Management services to the Cape May area. Comprehensive Planning Includes • Financial position and net worth • Cash flow and budgeting • Retirement capital needs • Education planning

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Estate planning Tax planning Investment management Risk Management (life, health, etc.)

For more information about Prometheus Capital Management or the Comprehensive Financial Planning Process please visit our website www.procap.net or call Tom at 215-321-9312 or 610-506-9690 for a free consutaltion.


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Eddie and MaryAnn Castagnetta

Darlene Rosenberg, Nancy Pillers

Janet Berman, Richard Castro

Robin Tsosie, Skylar Tsosie

Mr and Mrs Hotaling

Dawn Aftanis, Kristin Shoffler

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

You may not see us every week in Exit Zero but you can see us everyday at 600 Park Boulevard!

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Antique Hardware • Lighting & Mantels • Stained Glass • Iron • Wicker

Buying & Selling the Finest Architectural Antiques on the East Coast! Open Thurs-Mon 11:00-4:30 (or by Appt.) • 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 884-6282 • www.theantiquedoorknob.com


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Chance Meetings

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Everett Chance wines and dines Cape May’s single ladies

nakes. Spiders. Heights. The number 13. Most guys don’t fear this stuff. But you know what really shrivels our jewels and puckers our backsides? The rabbit in the pot. A shrieking Glenn Close. The vengeful ex who overdramatizes everything so that she can justify wreaking havoc on us. In this case, I’ll call her Lana. Lana is interesting and attractive. Based on her self-description – stubborn, always right, a huge geek, well-read, highly inquisitive, likes the ironic and the ridiculous, lives at the beach – some of my friends even thought she just might be my soulmate. Heck, before our date we were even quoting our favorite sci-fi shows to each other. And our dinner at the Mad Batter went pleasantly. Waiting for her at the bar was enjoyable, the food was good, the staff had no trouble moving us from a table in front of the band to somewhere quieter, and we got along quite well. It was about a week later that the shriveling and puckering began. Lana spent more than an hour on the phone

talking about her ex-boyfriend. In and of itself, that’s not a problem; we’ve all got our share of baggage. What concerned me was that this baggage wasn’t unpacked yet. In fact, as I figure it, Lana first contacted me only days after things ended with this other guy. Red flag! She then related a tale of a perceived slight, the wildly dysfunctional relationship they’d had all summer, and her plans for publicly messing with his already-messed-up head so that he’d feel

like an idiot for wronging her and she’d feel better about herself. At this point our phones disconnected. Lana might think I hung up on her, and that scares me a little, because I don’t want to be the next victim of her wrath. But truthfully, there was no way I was going to call her back, since by then I’d figured out that I wanted nothing to do with her. Ever. I’ve got quite enough troubles without having to worry about seeing a woman who’s going to dissect my every word and gesture and action, and then seek revenge if she doesn’t like what I’ve done or said. What guy needs that headache? There’s pressure to perform there that even Viagra can’t fix. Say the wrong thing, and spend the next year watching your back. Sorry, no. This is the home stretch for “Chance Meetings.” Send an email to info@ exitzero.us, and we’ll go to dinner at one of the Cape’s fine eating establishments. Afterwards I’ll write all about it, a combined date and restaurant review. Your name will be changed, the restaurant’s won’t. No baggage, no craziness, just dinner..

Hospitality Nights!

Thursday, December 8 & Friday, December 9 from 7-9pm Celebrate at Splash with DJ RonJon!

Join us for Second Sunday Gallery Walk at Splash Sunday, December 11 th from 1-4pm

Meet Darlene Eldredge Our “Funky Mermaid” Cape May Sea Glass Jewelry

Both Stores Voted... Whale’s Tale

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Nora, TJ, Evan

circle of light Holistic & Massage

We bring massage to you! Offering Therapeutic Massage, Reiki & Sound Healing

Alyssa, Jacky, Mom

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Marge, Jim, Kathleen


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Big Sale!

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

Scott, Scotty, Shaelyn, Zack

Super Sale on The First Resort Daniella Schmidt, Marie LoMonaco, Evan Schmidt, Genie Cardaci

Now only $24.95 ($10 off retail price) Available at:

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

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Purchase tickets now with your mobile device

Call (609) 408 6595 for play tickets. Purchase any advance ticket and get 20% off your stay at The Primrose Inn.


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The Old Fogey

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

love a parade. In fact, I am of the opinion that not only should people be allowed to have one whenever they choose, but that they should be required to take part in at least one a week. Of course, parades originated in Cape May, at least in the modern sense with floats and bands and the like: obviously they had them in the very olden days, what with those ancient Greek lads wanting to march around naked and oiled after every victory (and in fact near-naked handsome lads and lasses are near the top of my Parade Rules And Regulations list). And there was a short time in the earlier half of the last century that that awful Hitler boy stole the idea for his Nuremberg Rallies from Cape May’s original and far better (in that it did not involve racial cleansing or genocide) Stimpson Lane Rallies, where once a year the good citizens of this town would gather by torchlight and march around the city boundaries, stopping to form amusing and relevant choreographed shapes. My favorite was the “unicorn,” and I

always found the “gamboling puppies” routine a hoot when it turned out all right. We even had them filmed by a young German tourist who was in town on vacation, by the name of Riefenstahl. She made a glorious little documentary of our optimistic and neighborly torchlit parade, called “Triumph of the Yes We Will.” I screen it sometimes in the D’Catur Mansion, and marvel at the intricate overhead shots of our marching citizenry. I was always a little puzzled by the overlaid sound-effect of marching feet, but

put it down to artistic flair. I often wonder what happened to that enterprising lass. The centerpiece of a good parade, of course, is the float. I don’t mind if this is a truck with performers on top, as part of an elaborate tableau showing a triptych of scenes where first the Lenape Indians welcomed us to their land, second we purchased that land in exchange for a handful of beads and a Segway, and thirdly we hounded them off on the pretext of needing space to remodel the place, and promised we’d call them when it was done and they could come see the new décor. But I truly believe that a parade float should BE the person. He or she can have little wheels as support, even an engine under there, but essentially must physically be the entity. Such as my Spanish Galleon Under Full Sail costume, which was 30 feet in diameter and had working cannons. Or my Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother effort, which was a motorized gin-soaked dress the length of a block, crowned with a diamond tiara. My calves were killing me by the end, but it was worth it.

Forget the craziness of the mall...

The Spa is open every day from now till Christmas eve for your shopping convienience. Enjoy a cup of chai tea while you choose a gift for that special person. The Spa carries a wide range of gifts for those special people on your shopping list: • Skin & hair care products from Aveda & Phytomer • Special holiday gift sets from Aveda • Travel size hair & skin stocking stuffers – only available this time of year • Wide range of essential oils and jojoba massage oil – what we use at the spa

For each $100 in gift cards or products you will receive a $20 Gift certificate good for products or services till June 15, 2012. Extra bonus gift for that special person or keep for yourself!

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609.898.1003 www.capemaydayspa.com


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formerly Cape Fitness

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Instructional Fitness Classes

Spin & Spinlates • Barbell Boot Camp Yin Yang Yoga • Zumba • Fitness Fusion • Body Blast All fitness classes are included with gym membership

Strength and Conditioning Packages Sports CrossFit • Men’s CrossFit • Women’s CrossFit S&C Packs include gym membership and fitness classes

Youth Fitness and Fun Games Youth Fitness • Dodge Ball Saturdays

Sports Training

Football & Soccer Instruction • Speed & Agility Wrestling & Field Hockey (Coming Soon!)

Cape May Dance Company

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600 Park Boulevard, Cape May www.CapeMayFitness.com (609) 898-1515

3305 Bayshore Road, N. Cape May

www.SJSportsTraining.com (609) 435-5917


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Activity Of The Week

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A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Winter at the Nature Center.

each lovers have a saying, “Once you get sand in your shoes, you’ll always come back to the beach.” Perhaps that’s why we in Cape May think nothing of a little sand in our shoes, or the car, or the house. We’re like dog lovers who don’t see the dog hair – sand is part of nature, a little reminder of a place we love. Children who spend time at the Nature Center of Cape May carry that sentiment to the extreme. My kids think nothing of walking through muck into the squishy harbor sand to check out some creature, or the remnants of some creature, who looks interesting. When they’re done, they just hose off their shoes, wash their hands, and get on with their day. Nor do they worry about the weather – they bundle up when it’s cold, get wet when it rains, and sweat when it’s hot. They don’t get this from me. I credit the Nature Center, an affiliate of New Jersey Audubon, and their outstanding children’s programs. That’s where my kids learned, at an early age, to appreciate the whole of nature, from the birds soaring in the sky to

the worms wiggling under the mud. They also learned that the beach doesn’t close for the winter. The light is different, and different animals make an appearance. Winter storms kick up all kinds of shells, along with flotsam and jetsam, making beachcombing more interesting. The Nature Center doesn’t close for the

winter, either. You can bring your little kids and let them play house with the puppets. Take the big kids upstairs to the observation deck to look through the binoculars, wimps like me can observe from indoors. Climb the tower for a view of the whole harbor. It’s a great way to get out of the house or hotel room for a while on a dreary day. There are scheduled programs, including lectures and story time. You can even have your birthday – “b-earthday” – party there. Visit nccm. njaudubon.org or call 609-898-8848 for information. Holiday shoppers will find unusual gifts at the Nature Center. Your dinosaur-loving grandkid needs a T-shirt with a horseshoe crab on it. There are also hats, books, toys and little shells and stones: just the kind of tiny treasures your niece loves. Pick up a field guide for yourself and find out what you’ve been looking at all these years. Or, check out the art in the newly-renovated Harbor Gallery. The Nature Center can help you find something to love about the beach in winter. Sand in your shoes is a small price to pay. Next week: Holiday Trolley Tours

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Announcing Cape May’s Employee Of The Week photograph by Gabi Urda

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Name: Jeanine Recupero. Occupation: Shop Girl at the Exit Zero Store, Gallery and Global Headquarters. Age: I’m 43. Hometown: Originally from Brooklyn, New York. How long have you worked here? Since this past August. Best thing about the job? It would have to be all the wonderful people I meet here. What do you recommend here? A Cool Cape May is always a good idea, a color issue if you don’t already subscribe, and you can’t go wrong with a T-shirt or mug. What’s your OTHER dream job? Either an independently wealthy philanthropist OR a flower shop owner. Favorite thing about Cape May? That would definitely have to be the fresh air! Interview by Kate Chadwick Want to nominate an employee of the week? Email kate@exitzero.us.


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The Cape May Health And Beauty Guide The Place

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

ECONOMIC RELIEF PRICING at the salon that ws voted Jersey Shore's BEST DAY SPA. Accent on Beauty does hair, facials, nails, massage and makeup all under one roof. Their expert technicians are available for ALL your beauty needs.

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

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Artizan Salon and Spa 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 884-4499

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

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

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Cape may yoga (609) 827.8886 www.yogacapemay.com

Karen Manette offers numerous classes around Cape May. All classes are only $5 per person and sponsored by The Cape May City Recreation Department. Try her aqua yoga class on Wednesdays at 5:30 at the Cape May Elementary School.

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

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

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

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

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Dr louis j. Feldman 741 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-4260

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

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Dr arlene Hughes Gorny 937 Columbia Avenue Cape May (609) 898-0800

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

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

Monday-Friday 9-4:30. Agents on call 24/7.

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

They have great equipment, a clean environment and attentive instructors. Try their Boot Camp, an effective, easy-to-follow routine guaranteeing lost pounds in the first week. This place is joining up with Cape May Health Club soon!

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

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

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Shear Sunsations 1400 Texas Avenue Cape May (609) 884-3011

Owner Marie Conway prides herself on a friendly, skilled staff and fair prices. Everyone likes the Foils and Cuts. Patrons are often asked, “Where did you get that done?” Please welcome Maryanne to the staff by booking an appointment with her!

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Franklin Street School Civic Center (behind the Fire House in Cape May) ADULT BALLET SCULPT - Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. YOGA FLOW (All Levels) - Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. ADULT BALLET SCULPT/PILATES FUSION - Friday, 11:00 a.m. YOGA FLOW (All Levels) - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. & Cape May City Elementary School Lafayette Street AQUA YOGA - Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. All classes are only $5.00 and are sponsored by the Cape May City Rec Department Contact Karen @ 609.827.8886 www.yogacapemay.com • email: kbosna28@yahoo.com

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LCMR Student Of The Week

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope.” ~ Richard M. DeVos

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Senior Ally Cook, 17, is involved in all that LCMR has to offer. Her activities range from National Honor Society and Tri-M to jazz band and sailing. Cook is also an enthusiastic, bright artist who is involved in the school’s art program, while creating her own pieces outside of school. She also plays trombone for the school band and was chosen to play in the Atlantic Cape Honors Band. Parents Heather Robinson and William Cook supported her creativity from a young age, exposing her to art and music, which led her to pursue them since elementary school. They also gave her the confidence to pursue Advanced Placement and honors classes. The proudest moment of her high school career was receiving an A in her AP Literature class this year, and says that without solid time management skills, it wouldn’t have been possible. “Time management is the key to doing anything well in school,” said Cook. Cook has applied to The College of New Jersey, Rowan and Towson universities to pursue a double major in art and special education to follow her dream of becoming an art therapist. story by Ryansara Hunter, Photo by Cara Aguado


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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

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BUCKY is a two-year-old, 67-pound Pit Bull who was found wandering. No one claimed him and this good boy is all alone! Bucky is timid when he first meets people, but he bonds eventually. He will need some training, but he’s eager to learn, and he’ll do fine with other pups! He’d rather not be around cats, and we recommend, because of his exuberance, a home without kids. The adoption fee is $95.

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WOOFER is a big, one-year-old Pit Bull/Terrier who is waiting patiently for his forever home. He’s going to need some training and positive reinforcement but he does know basic commands. Because he is so enthusiastic, he’ll do best with kids who are older. If you’re looking for a good boy who needs a break come check out Woofer. He’ll be your best friend. The adoption fee is only $95.

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SAM, a Pit Bull, first came to the shelter in 2010, when he was a very anxious three-year-old. We don’t know what happened to him before he arrived, but we d0 know that he had no training and was very submissive. Even though he was afraid, he was sweet and lovable. He’s housebroken, sleeps in his crate, and doesn’t jump fences. Because he’s enthusiastic, he’d do best with older children. The adoption fee is only $95.

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

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SIERRA, a domestic short-hair, was brought to the shelter recently because her owner passed away. She’s a sweet little gal, who loves ­— really loves — attention. If you’re the kind soul who can give Sierra the home she deserves, stop by the shelter. The adoption fee is only $20, which isn’t much to pay for a new friend.

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CHIA is a younger girl who’s been tossed back and forth between homes, and she’d really love to find a permanent spot. She’s a sweet and loving cat, but she does not like to be picked up. (But hey, you probably don’t like being picked up, either!) If you would like to meet Chia, stop by the shelter and say hi! She’s pretty wonderful.

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ELECTRA, about eight months old, is a tiger who doesn’t want to leave Prince. They will both need TLC to remind them how good life can be. They are shy, so no dogs or small children, please! Because we want them adopted together, we’ll waive one adoption fee when you take both home. The fee for the cats together is $70.


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‘Tis The Season Of Giving advertisinG feature

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T CAPE May Stage, This Wonderful Life continues to charm audiences, and the theatre is offering many ways to save money on tickets. You can bring three food items to the box office for the Cape May Community Food Closet and we’ll reduce your ticket price to ten dollars. Two food items reduces your ticket to 15 dollars. This weekend, there is a half-price senior matinée on Saturday, December 10 at 3pm. We are also offering a special “Pay-What-You-Can” night on December 15 at 8pm where patrons decide for themselves the price of their tickets. The Second Stage continues with another special Monday night celebration of the holidays when The Joyful Ringers perform Christmas songs with their enchanting bells. The First Presbyterian Church joins with Cape May Stage to produce and benefit from this event. Join with us this holiday season to hear a “joyful noise” from our friends and neighbors. Subscriptions make the perfect holiday gift — and now there are special packages for seasonal and year-round residents. There is a wonderful feeling of being a part of a community that supports first-rate theatre. Cape May Stage consistently wins awards and brings top talent from Broadway and Hollywood to our lovely little town. Many patrons report that they like seeing plays they previously knew nothing about. Their world is expanded and they feel richer for the experience. The 2012 season expands to seven plays with some of the most popular plays of this century being

A recent review on TripAdvisor said Cape May Stage’s production of This Wonderful Life is “a perfect way to ring in the holidays.” Cape May Stage is now offering discounted tickets for the show in exchange for donated items to the Cape May Community Food Closet. produced. God of Carnage is one of the most produced plays of the year, and 39 Steps is Broadway’s longest running comedy. Time Stands Still, which deals with ethical questions about photojournalism, was the talk of last season on Broadway. A Tuna Christmas is a holiday treat, and we have a series of shows that deal with jazz and poetry, and a special evening of Edgar Allen Poe just in time for Halloween. Don’t miss the party. Call 884-1341 or go online to capemaystage.org for reserved tickets and 2012 subscriptions. Warm your heart on this chilly December day with Cape May Stage.

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


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Bird Droppings

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

ou’ve probably noticed that the Laughing Gulls are mostly out of here. You probably haven’t noticed that Bonaparte’s Gulls have taken their place, have you? . What’s a Bonaparte’s Gull? It’s a small, tern-like gull that breeds in the subarctic, and winters both coastally and on the interior in open fresh water. How’d it get the name Bonaparte? According to Ernest A. Choate, author of The Dictionary of American Bird Names (and one-time Cape May Point resident), the Bonaparte’s Gull, Larus philadelphiensis, was named for Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte, Prince of Canino and Musignano and nephew of Napoleon. Unlike his famous uncle, whose ambition was to conquer the known world, young Charles’ ambitions were more modest. He just wanted to watch birds. After the family’s fortunes took a bad turn at a place called Waterloo, Charles came to this side of the pond where he settled first in Bordentown, New Jersey and later in Philadelphia. Between 1822 and

1828, he studied and wrote about birds in the US. I’ll bet that’s a lot more than you wanted to know about Bonaparte’s Gull. So here’s more. They winter here. Stay, in fact, until early to mid-May. Then they migrate to Canada and settle down where the forest ends and the tundra begins. They travel all

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the way up there to find a tree to nest in. It might seem odd that a bird would fly all the way to the northern limits of the American forests just to find a tree to nest in. In order to get to these tree-challenged regions, they are obliged to fly over hundreds of thousands of perfectly nice deciduous and coniferous forest. I don’t have an explanation except that this strategy seems to work for the birds. They are common. Easily seen in Cape May in winter. If you want to catch sight of one, just head on down to the Second Avenue Jetty at the end of Beach Drive (near The Jetty Motel) or maybe the Concrete Ship (at the end of Sunset Boulevard) and look for the small, pale gull with a black spot over it’s ear and white wedges on the leading edge of it’s wings. You’ll probably overlook the birds at first, mistaking them for terns. Yep. It’s a gull that is about the size of and acts somewhat like a tern. Birders love Bonaparte’s Gulls. They

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 97 love them because f locks of Bonaparte’s Gulls are the fertile grounds from which Black-headed and Little Gulls spring. These two mostly Old-World gulls are similar to Bonaparte’s. Black-headed is larger, slightly clunkier, and redder billed. Little Gull is smaller, stockier, blunter winged and the underwings are all dark, charcoal smudged. Black-headed winter commonly in the maritime provinces of Canada; more sparingly in coastal New England and rarely along the New Jersey shore. Little Gull breeds, sparingly, in North America and is nowhere common in winter, except fair numbers do occur in the Niagara Gorge in November and December and . . . Delaware Bay is, in some years, a pretty fair place to find Little Gulls. Up to a dozen (or more) birds have been seen in coastal Delaware and New Jersey. They tend to come late (in March and April). But it is not unheard of for one or two Little Gulls to winter locally. Little Gulls are most easily picked out in flight. The blackish underwings stand out in a flock of birds whose primary colors are silver-gray and white. Standing amid

f locks of Bonaparte’s, the smaller Little Gulls often distinguish themselves by standing slightly apart and usually show a black skull cap to go with the dark ear patch. Black-headed Gulls are larger, bulkier, just slightly smaller than Ring-billed Gulls. When standing among Bonaparte’s Gulls, their greater size is usually apparent. Also, Black-headed show two smudgy dark stripes or bands stretching across the top of its head (in addition to showing the dark ear patch). Now the question you might be asking is why would anyone really want to tell the difference between three basically similar gulls. The answer is because that’s just what birders do. The larger question, if you in fact you asked this question, is why on earth did you read a column about gulls if you weren’t interested in them? Next week we’ll tackle the subject of misleading advertising and other deceptive marketing practices. Or maybe the week after. It all depends. If you’re curious about gulls, head over to the Cape May Bird Observatory, THE place for all your nature needs. The CMBO is located at 701 East Lake Drive, overlooking Lake Lily in Cape May Point (609-8842736), and is open 9:30am to 4:30pm every day but Tuesday. Ask any of our staff, they

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

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Cape May Fire Department

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

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


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The Dating Column

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Stella Dixon’s take on romance on Old Cape Island

fraid you might be pregnant? You’ll start tripping over strollers in the grocery market and seeing babies everywhere you go. Worried you’ll follow in Great Aunt Martha’s footsteps and start losing your hair before the age of 40? Every other commercial you hear on the radio will be for female hair restoration. Waiting for the results of an AIDS test? That’s the day a marathon of Tom Hank’s Philadelphia will be playing on every channel. When stuff like this happens, however coincidental, we start to wonder if the universe isn’t sending signs our way, preparing us for the bad news about to come. It’s the same with dating. When we worry about the state of our relationships, we start seeing foreboding signs everywhere. “What does it mean that Tim doesn’t want to spend Christmas with my family?” we ask our girlfriends. Most likely, what this means is that Tim would rather eat tree bark than our mother’s rubbery holiday ham, but we worry that Tim has checked out of the relationship. “What does it mean that Marty didn’t notice my new hairdo?” we want to

know. Most likely, Marty’s simply too excited for the upcoming Burns Supper at the Ugly Mug to notice a few highlights, but we worry that he no longer finds us attractive, that he’s sleeping with someone else, that he’s gay. Suddenly, even compliments become suspect. He says, “You look nice,” and we wonder what this really means. That we didn’t look nice yesterday, perhaps? Or maybe we did, and he just didn’t notice, which means he’s no longer attracted to us. Or he’s sleeping with someone

else. Or he’s gay. Then, of course, there are those women on the other end of the spectrum. These ladies pick up on a different kind of imagined relationship signal — the positive kind. We’ve all been there; when trying to win the affections of a man, our internal optimist sometimes rears her hopeful head. “What does it mean that Greg smiled at me during this morning’s business meeting?” we ask. Most likely, what this means is that Greg began daydreaming about Jessica Alba in a wet T-shirt during the presentation on year-end profit margins, and we happened to be sitting across from him. Sometimes, we see what we’re looking for. But if we continue worrying that our man has changed his mind about us, eventually he will. And, conversely, if we keep putting stock in every little smile we get from that uninterested guy, we’re going to start missing opportunities with men who are interested. At least there is some comfort in knowing that we all do it from time to time; it’s human nature. What does it mean to imagine relationship signs that aren’t really there? Most likely, that you’re totally normal.

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Exit Zero Travels The Globe Some More

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14 Cliffside Road, Town Bank, NJ 08204 Was $269K - Now $249K Fantastic Location, only 5 Houses from the Bay! Offers are welcome! Jersey Cape Realty, Inc 739 Washington Street Cape May, New Jersey 08204 Office: 609-884-5800 Fax: 609-898-0843 Direct: 609-602-8641 Heijung Park-Colameco Broker Sales Associate Heijung@jerseycaperealty.com

John E., Mike P., Fi C., Jeanette B.

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1206 Union Street, Cape May Charming, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath “neat-as-a-pin” home with many recent renovations; detached garage/workshop, fenced yard. $499,000.

503 W. Poplar Ave., West Wildwood 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath townhouse overlooking waterway/marina area with fantastic water views from all 3 levels. Top of the line kitchen and 28’ boatslip. $480,000

512 Washington Mall, Cape May (609) 884-8428 • 800-441-8428 www.cbcapemay.com

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

“CAMBRIDGE SUITE” UNIT #4 735 Washington Street Cape May 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, basement storage, c/a. $399,000

PRESTIGIOUS LOCATION 1608 Maryland Ave., Cape May 4BR, 3.5BA, gas fireplace, elevator, selling furnished with great rental history. $1,595,000

VERY LOVELY UPDATED TOWNHOUSE 506 Broad Street, Cape May 3BR, 2BA, central air, selling furnished. $497,900

OSPREY LANDING RESORT/ MARINA 5 Falcon Ridge, Cape May LIMITED TIME @ THIS PRICE 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pvt elevator, decks, 2-pools & clubhouse on site. $999,900

NEW CONSTRUCTION 2 UNIT STYLE CONDO 207 Fifth Ave., West Cape May 4 BR, 3.5 BA, gas f/p, h/w fl, w/w carpet, Home Owners Warranty. $459,900

LOTS FOR SALE 12 Cliffside Rd Townbank 80X100 Residential

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11 Colgate St Del Haven 60X100, Residential

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731 W. Spruce St. North Wildwood, 90X105, Residential $249,000 12 Hidden Lake Dr, CMCH 1.36 Acres, Residential

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1221 Lafayette St, Cape May 1.3 Acres Residential

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1110 West St, Cape May, 75X120 irr, Residential

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Sleeping Around

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Zelda Zablonski tests the beds in Cape May’s hotels and inns. This week... The Carroll Villa.

t was a dark and stormy night. Nah, it wasn’t really. It was actually a brisk but beautiful Cape May December afternoon with a watercolor sky – really, one of my favorite kinds. I was checking into The Carroll Villa, and I was excited – I’d eaten at The Mad Batter countless times, and I’ve sat at their always inviting bar even more times than I care to mention, but I had never stayed there. In fact, I automatically walked into the restaurant/bar entrance at check-in time — chalk it up to my unerring nose for good food and drink. Upon stepping into the cozy lobby, my nose was immediately filled with yet another appealing smell, that of festive holiday pine. Eddie was the cheerful young man who checked me in, and gestured to the pine-scented candle burning behind him. A thoughtful touch, one of many I was to encounter during my stay at Carroll Villa. Eddie went over the check-in procedures, most importantly the voucher for my morning breakfast, which he advised that I hold onto tightly. (Duh, Eddie!) He then gallantly offered to carry my “luggage,” but since I only had an overnight bag and a laptop, I managed on my own. “Charm” is a word that’s easy to overuse when writing about old hotels and bed and breakfasts, but it’s nearly impossible to avoid when writing about a place like Carroll Villa, which has charm to spare without being – well, cloying. I ascended the stairs to the second level and made my way to room 104, which is in the front of the hotel facing Jackson. I took note of the cozy velvet antique settee placed under the window out in the hall, a perfect spot to sit and watch the activity on Jackson Street below (or, for a girl to sit and dig around in her purse at the end of an evening for her room key. It could happen.) I was tickled with my room, with its soothing green floral wallpaper and gorgeous antique bed and dresser. And modern amenities? Well, they’ve implemented energysaving and environmentally friendly changes, including solar panels, carpets made from corn, low-energy lights, environmentally friendly paints, and energy-efficient air conditioners, to name a few. As for my room: flat-

Don’t just go for breakfast, lunch or dinner – sleep over at The Carroll Villa. screen TV, check, refrigerator, check, wireless internet access, check, and a surprisingly spacious bathroom with tile shower, check. Oh, and I just loved the two table lamps – sleek and modern silver with beautiful blue shades, they somehow blended seamlessly with the vintage appointments in the room. (And speaking of light, I was happy to see yet another thoughtful touch in the form of a night-light in the bathroom – can’t have a girl stumbling around in the dark. It could happen.) And best of all, I could see the ocean out one of the three windows in my room, a mere half-block away. In fact, one of the very best things about the Carroll Villa is its location, location, location. Situated on one of the most beautiful streets in town, it’s a half-block to the beach or halfblock to the mall. I was grateful to have the temptation of a late-afternoon dip removed from the equation by the chilly temperature outside, and decided to head in the other direction to the mall for some Christmas shopping instead. You’ll note I also resisted the temptation of happy hour (3-6pm daily) in The Mad Batter’s bar…..but wait, what’s this? A warm and inviting parlor just off the lobby, complete with cheery fireplace, a selection of books, rainy-day board games and decks of cards, today’s paper on the coffee table, magazines and the current issue of EZ within reach – sure, I’ll sit for a spell.

Shopping is not for sissies, after all – best to rest up first. So thoughtful! I returned hours later to my comfy room and crawled into bed, pondering what to have for breakfast and making a mental note to return to Carroll Villa in the summer – its proximity to Hot Dog Tommy’s, now closed for the season, is definitely not lost on me. And yes, I have a one-track mind. I awoke refreshed, took a leisurely shower and headed downstairs. I hesitated at the cozy parlor, which had coffee set up on the sideboard, but a happy couple was parked in my spot on the love seat in front of the fire, so it was off to The Mad Batter, which was bustling. The friendly and efficient Suzanne took care of me, and kept my coffee cup full, wise woman that she is, while I wavered between the tempting menu choices. After a mental game of eenie meenie miney moe, I selected the Eggs Benedict. Clearly I am a genius, because the eggs were perfectly poached, and the accompanying potatoes, flavored with some peppers and onion, were delicious. A little more coffee from the obliging Suzanne and I was ready to set out into another beautiful Cape May day, fortified by the thoughtful folks at The Carroll Villa. The Carroll Villa is located at 19 Jackson Street, 609-884-5970 or 877-275-8452, carrollvilla.com.


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405 Holly Avenue, Cape May Point

34 Gurney Street Cape May, The Abbey

3 bedrooms, 1 bath charming beach cottage just steps to Lake Lily and 3.5 blocks to the beach. Use as an investment property or as your home away from home. $545,000

9 Bedroom, 8 full and 2 half bath Gothic Villa centrally located in town and one of the most photographed properties in Cape May. Onsite parking for 10 cars and a nice sized yard for gardening. $1,374,000

John, Marge, Jim, Ed

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

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2505 Bayshore Rd. Villas, NJ 08251 • Broker Daniel J. Senico 151 E. Pacific Ave., Villas • $119,900 Tracy, Deb, Carol, Mar

Mint Condition! Affordable Price!

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Michael Connor, Chris Hedstrom, Joanne Klineburger, Lorie Blosser

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Holiday Toy and Food Drives

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

2702 WEAVER AVENUE, VILLAS JUST REDUCED - This well manicured 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is move in ready. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac this home includes a rear deck and a nice size yard for the kids to play. Inside you’ll find an open living room with wood burning stove, a big kitchen with large dining area, and a master bedroom with large closet and private bath. Call today to make your appointment. $169,500

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

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

1122 NEW JERSEY AVE., CAPE MAY Prime Beach Block Location--Live in this home and enjoy the ocean views from your front porch while you decide on the maximum potential this lot has to offer. Build your dream home or better yet build 4 units, one for you and one for a family member and pay for your units when you sell the other two. $3,500,000


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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

714 Madison Avenue Cape May

3005 Shore Drive Cape May Beach

4 Arthurs Court Erma

VACANT LOTS FOR SALE

311 knox avenue Cape May point

This 80 x 106 vacant lot is close to town and the lake in Cape May. Build your dream home just the way you’ve always imagined it. Enjoy short bike rides to the beach to watch the sunset and lazy afternoons strolling through town. $399,000

Dramatic Bay Views and Sunsets from every room of this custom built bayfront home offering 4 BR and 2.5 baths, nestled in the dunes protected by a bulkhead. Features include wet bar and dining area, great room with cook’s kitchen, granite counters, dining and living area, gas fireplace and panoramic bayviews opening to a large deck and lush landscaped entrance. The master suite opens to deck and features a beautiful master bath. Includes most furniture. $899,000.

This expansive home sits on over and acre. Perfect for a large family, this home offers an open floor plan with living room opening to a large rear deck, dining area, and kitchen with both breakfast bar and breakfast nook. Great for entertaining! All the bedrooms are spacious and welcoming with one on the first floor and four on the second floor. Second floor also offers large family or media room. Entrance to full storage attic is located on the second floor with standard staircase. $479,000.

340 Congress Street, Cape May - a rare find, building lot in the heart of Cape May just 3 blocks to beach; 50’ x 97’ $485,000. 88 Millman Lane, Villas – vacant building lot, 88’ x 100’, right across the street from the Delaware Bay - $239,000. 103 S. Lake Drive, Cape May Point – 50’ x 100’ steps from the Beach for your water view dream house - $845,000. 1236 Cape May Avenue, Cape May – extra large 100’ x 125’ building lot on popular Cape May Avenue - $650,000.

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, dining area, family room, utility area, rear deck, front screened porch, vinyl siding, electric heat, outside shower. Unfinished above-ground basement area which adjoins the huge master bedroom & bath. Being sold fully furnished. Owner says “sell!” $650,000

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

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

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

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

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

19 E. Mechanic Street West Cape May

916 Columbia Avenue Cape May

112 Wildwood Ave. Villas

717 Broadway West Cape May

116 FIFTH AVENUE WEST CAPE MAY

Unique opportunity to acquire a historic coastal-style cottage that has been tastefully restored and expanded in West Cape May. This 3 BR/2 BA single family home is positioned on the property to maintain privacy and is within minutes to downtown Cape May and beaches. Classic architectural characteristics are evident from the first approach which include cedar clapboard siding, slate pathways, natural landscaping, interior plantation shutters and hardwood flooring. $525,000.

Located on historic Columbia Ave in Cape May. Walking distance to downtown and beaches. Features first floor master suite, eat-in kitchen plus a center island, nice size living room w/ gas fireplace w/ access to the brick patio backyard for outside grilling. Very large 2nd fl bedrooms. 2 bed, 2 bath on 1st fl and 2 bed, 1 bath on 2nd floor. New central air conditioner in 2011. Low maintenance exterior and yard. Well priced 4 bed, 3 bath, single family home in a great location. $649,000

This house is located only four homes to the beach. With the additon of a second floor you could definetly have a water view. This comfortable two bedroom home boasts natural gas heat, a new roof, vinyl cedar impression siding and engineered floors. There is a private back yard with a patio, outdoor seaitng area and fully enclosed shower. Enjoy this ranch or use for income production. $179,900.

This 3 unit Townhome Complex houses 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths each and this includes both a Master Suite and Guest Suite. There is a two car garage for each unit also. The complex is unfinished at the present time so you can add your own style. This is a great income producing property in a great location. $750,000

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300

www.deSatnickRealEstate.com 402 Champlain Drive, Cape May Beach Turn-key, well maintained and updated 3 BR/1.5 BA ranch home with lake views within close proximity to the Delaware Bay. $210,000

432 Baywyn Road, Cape May Beach Stunning 3 BR/3 BA home located just 1.5 blocks from the Delaware Bay. $374,900 324 Carpenters Lane Suite 2C Cape May NJ 08204 Todd H. de Satnick, Broker of Record

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

1621 Beach Avenue, Cape May Beachfront 3 BR/3 BA condo with community pool. Sleeps 8. $1,000-$3,600/week.

211 Harvard Avenue, Cape May Point 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath single family, Sleeps 8. $1600-$3350 per week.

209 Congress Street, Cape May 6 BR/4 BA home located two blocks from beaches and downtown. Sleeps 15. $4,500-$8,500/week.

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

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

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

105 Texas Avenue Villas Two bedrooms, one bath and a tv room. Propane heat and central air. $925 a month + utilities.

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

Theresa Senico Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ 08251 (609) 408-4655 www.theresasenico.com

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

902 Kearney Ave., Cape May – 4 brm., 2 bath Cape Cod style house, 2 blocks to beach sleeps 12, a/c, w/d - $1,900 - $2,850/week.

1301 New York Avenue, Cape May 4br, 2.5ba, w/d, d/w, cac, internet, sleeps 8 Low $1800/High $2500

588 and 600 Myrtle Ave., Cape May – 2 story 3 brm., 2 ½ bath townhouses just a short walk to beach and mall; sleeps 6, w/d, central a/c - $1,000 - $2,050/week.

509 Ocean Avenue, Cape May Point 3br, 1ba, w/d, d/w, cac, sleeps 6 Low $1000/High $2100

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

817 sewell avenue cape may $575,000

204 Cape Meadows Cape May $425,000.

402 Gorham Avenue, North Cape May Year Round. $1,100 Month + Utilities 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. No Pets. 406 Baywyn Avenue, Cape May Beach Year Round. $1,250 Month + Utilities 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Small Pet OK

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

2 bedroom 2.5 bath townhome at Cape Meadows. Meadows side unit. Eat-in kitchen, dining, living room, rear deck, attached garage, swimming pool. Natural gas heat. Central A/C. Quiet residential community, yet an easy walk to the Mall. Priced for quick sale!

WWW.TOLZ.COM

1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May Phone: 609-884-7001 Email: info@tolz.com

Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-5800 wwwjerseycaperealty.com 1219 Lafayette Street, Cape May 6 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath. Great house for large groups or big families. Only $1300/wk off season! 1152 Washington Street, Cape May 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Inexpensive weekend rates! Call now and ask for Nick.

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

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

118 Emerald Avenue, West Cape May 2 bedroom, 1 bath second floor apt. with off street parking. $1100/mo plus utilities.

216 Fifth Avenue, West Cape May Sleeps 10, 4 Bedrooms Off Season nightly rates

118 Emerald Avenue, West Cape May 1 bedroom, 1 bath second floor apt with off street parking. $850/mo plus utilities

803 St James Place. Cape May Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms Off Season nightly rates

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

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


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

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

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


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