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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, December 15, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 45 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Rudoph The Red-Nosed... Alpaca?

Fran and Ron Kraus, Barbara Nuessle and Erin Peek discovered that alpacas don’t like wearing antlers (we tried!) at The Bay Springs Alpaca Farm Aleksey Moryakov


Don’t Get Run Over...

It’s The Reindeer Issue!

Family Promise At The Mad Batter

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Animal Outreach At The Merion Inn

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Tea Dance At Congress Hall

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

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

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

«Activity of the Week......................Page 85

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

«Employee of the Week....................Page 86

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

«Health & Beauty Guide................Page 88

«Spouty Offy!...................................Page 45

«Adopt an Animal.........................Page 91

«Customer Service...........................Page 59

«Bird Droppings............................Page 97

«Must Haves....................................Page 61

«The Dating Column..................... Page 105

«The Answer Lady........................ Page 77

«Sleeping Around......................... Page 113

«Chance Meetings........................ Page 79

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

« Cape May Crossword.................. Page 76

«About Exit Zero........................... Page 119

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12/10: Hospitality Night At The West End Garage

Hospitable staff and vendors PHOTOGRAPH BY gabi Urda... 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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12/10: “We’re Out And About And Proud” At TreeHouse Antiques photographS by gabi urda


CHRISTMAS SPECIALS December 16 thru December 24

FISH MARKET SPECIALS LARGE SHRIMP (26-30 to the pound) $6.95/pound • 5 pound box $34.25 LOBSTER TAILS (10-12 ounce) $18.95/pound medium CRAB FINGERS $12.95 a can

HOLIDAY PARTY TRAYS SHRIMP and CRAB CLAW TRAY - $34.95 35 large, cooked, peeled and deveined Shrimp, and Crab Cocktail Claws... (Serves 4-6)

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JUMBO SHRIMP TRAY - $39.95 30 Jumbo Shrimp... (Serves 6)

SHRIMP TRAY - $34.95 60 large, cooked, peeled and deveined Shrimp... (Serves 6-8)

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The Best Entertainment Lineup in Town! Saturday, December 17

Friday, December 16

technical v candiflyp 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 20

Wednesday, December 21

Terrible Tuesday with Jon K & Mike Dempsey

$2 Miller Lites

Karaoke with Jimmy J

$3 Yuengling & Yuengling Lights


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

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12/10: Christmas Parade Practice At Cape May Dance Company

Cape May Dance Company PHOTOGRAPH BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479



Serving Dinner Friday & Saturday Evening from 5:30 NEW YEAR”S EVE Five Course Prix Fix $55, $80 or $100 call to reserve!

Early Dinners 5:30 - 6:15pm

Reserve Now for Special Events!

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

Happy Holidays! Thanks for a Great Season! 7 Ocean Street at the Inn of Cape May 609-884-5555 •

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12/2: Hospitality Night At Township Hall In The Villas photographS by Aleksey moryakov



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


HOLIDAY GIFT CARD SALE Matt May, Chris Baker, Linda Cimini

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

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


2 GREAT OPTIONS – $25 Open Bar 9pm-Midnight or $10 Cover with Cash Bar Entertainment by 52 PICKUP

Denise Raymond, Jeanne Stanton, Krista Rickards

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

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Vespers Keep On Rocking Lois Smith headlines show on December 18

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Christmas Day! Package Goods Store & Bar open at 3:00 p.m. Dining Room opens at 4 p.m.

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Jazz vesper and local jazz legend, Lois Smith, will delight audiences with her sultry singing on December 18 at The First Presbyterian Church


ERRY Dougherty, acoustic bassist and MC of the Cape May Jazz Vespers, says a good jazz musician is a lot like a big dog. “Big dogs don’t bark,” he says, “because they don’t have to.” Decent jazz musicians shouldn’t be showy, either, he explains. Their musical ability should speak for itself. Under the direction of Bruce Jefferies-Fox, the vespers have been hosting such big-dog talent — vocalists, instrumentalists, and big bands — for nine years. Last month, Terry took over the job and, wanting to fill his predecessors rather large shoes, he’s already set the line-up for the coming year. As always, the vespers will feature a breadth of local acts, as well as out-of-town musicians. And in April, for the first time ever, Lower Township High School’s jazz band and choir will get to experience the vesper stage.

But for now, local jazz enthusiasts are gearing up for the December 18 show, which features big-dog local, Lois Smith. Lois is known for her “sassy, classy” performances, and this show, a mix of gospel, holiday, and altogether heartfelt crooning, will not disappoint. Like all vesper shows, this will be a nice way to expose younger people to jazz. “It’s an hour long,” Terry says, “not four. I bring my own son all the time.” It’s also an affordable outing for the family. The vespers request only a $5 donation, “which is a pretty inexpensive way to hear some great music.” Seeing a band at a bar, Terry says, “can cost the same amount.” The show will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, located on Decatur Street, at 3pm. The doors open 45 minutes in advance, because seating tends to fill up quickly. For more information, call 609-576-1841.

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

Enjoy street upon street of beautifully decorated homes during the Christmas Candlelight Tour on Saturday Thursday, December 15 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 16 Ghosts Of Christmas Past Trolley Ride Traditionally, Christmas Eve was a time when families gathered ‘round to share spooky stories. This trolley tour keeps that spirit alive. Board the heated trolley and take in the lamplit streets of Cape May as a member of the East Lynne Theater Company regales you with a Victorian holiday ghost story. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children. Departs at 7:45pm. For details, call 609-884-5404.

Saturday, December 17 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. An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit At The Carriage House Gallery We all have warm Christmas memories, but if you want to take a deeper look at the history of the holiday, explore this exhibit. The Carriage House becomes a Christmas wonderland, complete with a miniature Dickens village beneath a giant tree and a special mailbox for letters addressed to Santa. For admission costs and hours of operation, call 609-884-5404.

Sunday, December 18 Jazz Vespers With Lois Smith And Friends If you haven’t heard Lois in concert before, you owe it yourself to head to the First Presbyterian Church this Sunday and take a listen. If you have heard her, well, you won’t need any convincing. Sit back and enjoy as she performing jazz favorites in a beautiful space. Starts at 3pm. Suggested donation is $5. See our write up on the opposite page. Call 609-884-0680. Monday, December 19 Joyful Ringers Bell Choir Concert At Cape May Stage The bell choir of the First Presbyterian Church presents a concert of holiday favorites, perfect family fare for the young and young at heart. There will also be flute and piano accompaniment, sing-alongs and a narrated version of “Silent Night.” Just think how many angels will get their wings thanks to this performance. Tickets are $10, starts at 8pm. Call Cape May Stage at 609-884-1341.

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12/2: Hospitality Night At Township Hall In The Villas photographS by Aleksey moryakov

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

December 10 th wine releases: Isaac Smith Port & Cape May Temptation (apple dessert wine)

Lori Hall, Linda Williams

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

Jill Dunn, Ashlie Campbell

Holiday Winery Tours added! Friday, December 16 at 3 pm & also daily at 3pm December 26-31 Call for reservations (609) 884-1169 711 Townbank Rd., North Cape May

Athenna Stoddard, Cassidy Jones, Mia Vaccaro

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12/10: Duck Menz Wins Mermaid Guild Basket At Pat Jackson Jewelers

Sue Lotozo, Duck Menz, Pat Jackson PHOTOGRAPH BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

“Our 2nd wonderful meal at Tisha’s in the past 5 months. I think i’m addicted to the seafood risotto!” ~ K athy and Dave Bayer

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

Make Your New Years Eve reservations now! Serving a special ala carte menu

For every $50 dollars purchased in gift cards receive an additional $10 dollars! Available Now thru Friday, December 16

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

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

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The Police Blotter

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – A man walked into a Burger King with a gun and demanded cash. The clerk said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order. The man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren’t available for breakfast. The man walked away.

Classic Quotations

A Story From The Past “After today, I’ll bet Santa takes a shovel to the reindeer stall to fill your stocking.” Bill Watterson “I think there should be something in science called the “reindeer effect.” I don’t know what it would be, but I think it’d be good to hear someone say, “Gentlemen, what we have here is a terrifying example of the reindeer effect.”” Jack Handy “Mark Darcy: I realize that when I met you at the turkey curry buffet, I was unforgivably rude, and wearing a reindeer jumper.” Bridget Jones’ Diary “Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer? Because every buck is dear to him.” Unknown

IN 1916, government officials negotiated the construction of a military base in Cape May. There were significant strategic reasons, mainly the entrance to the Delaware Bay and Delaware River, along with munitions plants positioned along the Delaware River. On what is now known as Higbee’s Beach, the Bethlehem Steel Corporation maintained a testing facility for weapons and explosives, with agreements to produce shells and other weaponry for a handful of nations, including the US. Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

RUMINANT A mammal that digests food by initially softening it within its first (of several) stomach compartment, principally through bacterial actions, then regurgitating the semi-digested mass, now known as cud, and chewing it again. There are about 150 species of ruminants, including reindeer.

Bunky Wertman

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

Random Fact Of The Week

Reindeer are one of the most extensively travelled animals. Reindeer may travel as far as 35 miles in one day. Their migration routes can cover 2,000 to 3,000 miles. North American herds sometimes travel for more than 5,000km. They travel the longest distance of any other land mammal.

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J “Good fortune is always on your side.” 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 sweet and sour chicken. Please note: Any typos are not ours, but those of the fortune cookie manufacturers. We print them as we find them.

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Ramblings From The Editors


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

hange seems something that gets people the most riled up in this town. (How long did we debate about the new Convention Hall building?) But change is inevitable and, often, a VERY good thing. We’re pleased to report that we’ve been investigating some of the changes about to happen in Cape May (besides the Memorial Day opening of convention hall which, unless you’ve been in a coma, you know all about), and some of them are exciting. At the forefront are Tai and Julie Menz, who are about to become an even busier young couple than before. Julie, along with her parents and sister, owns Victorious and Pink, while Tai, whose family owns the Inn of Cape May, cooks full-time at the hotel’s restaurant, Aleathea’s. They’re also raising a child, Piper, who just turned one. But this spring — in their spare time — the couple will launch the Cape May Organic Market in the space now occupied by Media In Motion, across from the CVS in West Cape May. It’s the perfect outlet for the couple’s shared passion: healthy living. (The vegetables will come from their own garden, and the eggs from their own chickens. How can you not admire people like that?) “There is a healthconscious movement happening right now,” Julie says, “and Cape May, a communityconscious place, is a great spot for this.” We think so, too. It’s about time Cape May boarded the organic bandwagon. We’re excited for the healthy eats, of course (including “really cool meats, and vegan and glutenfree items you won’t see in the everyday grocery store”), but we’re equally excited for the organic cleaning and dog-grooming supplies. (The Exit Zero family’s got six dogs, after all.)

stomach the faceless mega-malls up north. As for what’s taking the place of the Lemon Tree restaurant on Liberty Way, your guess is as good as ours. (Well, maybe not quite as good.) We’ve heard that the restaurant will be an upscale pizza spot, and another source says it will be another Lemon Tree-like eatery. Watch this space. On another note, we’d like to plug our dear friend Phil Broder, who you’ve probably met if you frequent the Cape May dog park. Phil hosts a “Mostly Jewish Christmas Show” on WCFA, 101.5FM every year, and it will be music to your ears if you’re sick of the cheesy holiday tunes you’ve been hearing since Halloween. He’ll play Christmas songs by Bob Dylan, Hannukah music by Pete Seeger, atheist music (“Finally!” says Phil) by Steve Martin, plus songs for New Years, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Solstice, and Ramadan, so there really is something for everyone. The show happens on December 20, from 7-8pm. FINALLY, another plug for the Exit Zero Burns Supper, which, if you have been paying any attention at all, is what you have penciled in on your social calendar for Thursday, January 26. We’ve been talking a lot about change in this column, but this is one event that hasn’t changed. It’s as much rollicking good fun as when it got started eight years ago. Great music, great company, great food and drink, and great-looking men in kilts… same as always. Those of you whose bank accounts took a hit during the holiday shopping season will be happy to know that the price of the Burns Supper hasn’t changed, either. It’s still thirty dollars. To purchase a ticket, call us at 609-770-8479. Until next time…

Speaking of organic, we’re big fans of homemade, organic Bliss ice cream, run by Mike Boschen and Nicole Pense. They’re moving out of the Carpenter’s Square Mall to Park Boulevard, just along the road from Tai and Julie’s new place, and close to our other weakness, Seaside Cheese — that’s going to be food central for us! Bliss opens in April, but if you can’t wait that long, sign up for their ice cream of the month club and have the good stuff delivered during the off-season. Call them at 609-408-8821. We’re book people, so we never like to see a bookstore go down, but we like the idea of the Stewart’s Root Beer Emporium that is taking over at the previous Atlantic Books site. Sitting down at a counter to order a hot dog and a shake (or a burger and fries) is a little slice of Americana (and we all know you can’t eat the organic stuff ALL the time). Property owner and Original Fudge Kitchen honcho Joe Bogle assures us that the emporium is privately owned, and that its opening will not herald some kind of corporate influx. “The mall,” he says, “will stay exactly the way it is.” We hope so, because we quite like strolling those charming blocks when we just can’t

Open Daily • Happy Hour 3- 6pm everyday Saturday, December 17 @ 2PM

Holiday Cookie Decorating & Chocolate Dipping Class $20 – call for reservations

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

Make your New Year’s Eve Reservations! 4 course dinner $75 Music 8 – 12 with Blondage


Friday, Dec. 16 - JAY BETHEL - 7 - 10

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

Live Music - No Cover Sat., Dec. 17 - CLASS ACT • 7 - 10


19 Jackson Street, Cape May 884-5970 -

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12/2: Christmas Caroling At The Merion Inn photographS by aleksey moryakov

Janice and Kevin Wronko

Betty Jovovich, Bill McCarthy

George Mesterhazy

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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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12/3: West Cape May Christmas Parade At Bill Briggs’ House

Michele Farlow, Lauren McLean

AJ, Chas

Tracy, Doug

Jim, Renie

Gizmo, Bill

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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12/3: West Cape May Christmas Parade At Bill Briggs’ House photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Dinner from 5pm Thursday thru Sunday Open Daily December 26 - 31

Dave, Donna, Malcolm

Vickie, David, Monica, Bob, Carol

Reserve Your Private Party

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

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

Nate, Cath, Patty

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Serving Dinner from 5:30pm Friday & Saturday

Latin night Last Latin Night until spring!

Friday NightS Starting at 8 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


1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204 • 609.884.7000 •

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Cape May’s Finest

New Year’s Eve Gala

12/3: West Cape May Christmas Parade At Bill Briggs’ House photographS by Aleksey moryakov

Two Night Package from $338pp

includes 2 night deluxe accommodations, double occupancy

Friday Before New Year’s • Top Shelf Open Bar with Hors D’Oeuveres • Our Fabulous Land & Sea Buffet

Bill, Cathy, AJ, Chas

• Entertainment by the Fabulous Party Band “Groove Place” • Breakfast Buffet the following Morning

New Year’s Eve in our Penthouse Ballroom • Top Shelf Open Bar with Hors D’Oeuveres • Four Course Surf & Turf Dinner • Entertainment by the Fabulous Party Band “Groove Place” • Champagne Toast at Midnight. • 1am Continental Breakfast & Mimosas

The three elves

• Breakfast Buffet the following Morning

Party Only Tickets Available for $130pp

Grand Hotel

609.884.5611 1045 Beach Ave ~ Cape May Jeff, Bill, Tracey

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12/3: West Cape May Christmas Parade At Bill Briggs’ House photographS by Aleksey moryakov

A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma


Thurs - Sat. • 8am - 8pm Sun. - Wed. • 8am - 2:30pm Bruce, Cath, Bob, Bill, Monica, Vickie

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

50% off

Les, Bill, Bobbi, Tracy


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!


406 N. Broadway, West Cape May Max, Robert, Melanie

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12/1: Teddy Bear Giveaway At Victorian Towers

Members of the Women’s Social Club at Victorian Towers PHOTOGRAPH BY aleksey moryakov... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL (609) 770-8479

New Years Eve

New Years Day



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Elegant Buffet Served 11am - 4pm

Music & Dancing

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Holiday Gift Certificates Available

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

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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

This fine restaurant is currently closed for the season. They’ll be open in the spring but don’t let that stop you from booking your next vacation at the Inn!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabanas 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-4800

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

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

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


u Onsite parking

b Handicap accessible

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

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Fantasia, Laurie

Jim, Tina

Christine, Father David

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Harbor View


Thursday Prime Rib dinner ($16)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

fish and fancy 2406 Bayshore Road, Villas (609) 886-8760,

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

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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

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






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

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

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

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

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

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

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For tables of eight or more


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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oyster bay 615 Lafayette Street (609) 884-2111

Currently closed for the season... although they will be open for New Year’s Eve!


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

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


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

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

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

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Ed and Ginny Dillio

Gayle, Maureen

Suzanne Smigo, Cynthia Sosnowski

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Authentic Italian Cuisine

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

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

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! 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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11/27: Family Promise’s 3rd Annual Evening Of Giving At Mad Batter

Gloria MacLeod, Jody Cathrall

Jim Doran

Doris and Robert Russell

Lisa Taylor, Karen Affa

Terri and Dorry Arndt

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Asian, Japanese & THAI Cuisine | Sushi Bar

Lunch | Dinner | Take-out | Reservations Available

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Holiday Party TrayS Order Yours Today!

Where the Locals Eat Sushi! Manhattan Style Sushi! Find Us on Facebook!

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

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

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

Seaside Cheese Co.


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

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seasalt 1035 Beach Avenue • (609) 884-7000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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

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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11/27: Family Promise’s 3rd Annual Evening Of Giving At Mad Batter

Liz Shay, Debra Donahue

Peggy Vogel, Vickie Clark



9:17 PM

Ron, Judy

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Holy Crust! Just in Time for the Holidays

LB Breads • Signature Three Cheese...with asiago, pecorino & fontina cheese • Italian Loaf...the Three Cheese loaf with fresh basil, roasted plum tomatoes & garlic • Rusty Loaf...with pecan, raisins & cinnamon • Phoenix Special...Belgium chocolate infused with vanilla & nutmeg • Original Loaf...the crusty white bread that started it all

The Bakery at Re Farm 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

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11/27: Family Promise’s 3rd Annual Evening Of Giving At Mad Batter

Suzanne Smigo, Laurie Johnson

Vicky and Mike Clark

Joan and Tom Blount

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“Best of the Shore” Philadelphia Magazine

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

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Guy, MP, Lee, Chris

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Around The Alleyways And Avenues Of This Charmed City

Hope he flossed! Michael Bauer in Dr Tom Foster’s dental chair... Patty Faulkner

Hope they got their Christmas shopping done! Mia, Hana, Amanda, and Will Feullner smile for the camera in front of Wanderlust... Aleksey Moryakov

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11/27: 4th Annual Animal Outreach Jazz Brunch At The Merion Inn

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The column where anonymous gasbags have their say! Dasher?! I thought that was someone who dashes or a device for agitating milk or cream in a churn or icecream freezer. – Exit Zero *** Dancer?! I thought that was Tom Cupp! – Cape May *** Prancer?! I thought prancer was something that springs forward on its hind legs! – Cape May *** Vixen?! I always thought that was a female fox... or a really hot lady! – Cape May *** Comet?! I thought a comet was something in space. Either that or that stuff you scrub your bathtub with! – Cape May *** Cupid?! I thought that Cupid was that chubby little boy who shot arrows to make people fall in love! – West Cape May *** Donner?! I thought that was that migrating party who came upon hard times and had to eat each other! – Cape May *** Blitzen?! I thought that was what football defenses do sometimes... not a reindeer! – Cape May *** Does Santa still use Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer even when it is NOT foggy? – Villas

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*** I’ve never had a sugar plum! Beach plum, yes. Sugar plum, no. Do they grow at Higbee’s too? – Cape May *** With the high energy prices these days maybe it’s not such a bad thing to get coal in your stocking! I think I’ll be even badder from here out! – Cape May *** Merry Fishmas to all! – Mr Spouty-Offy Whale



*** You would think that you’d put the sprig of mistletoe by your feet! Because its called mistleTOE, get it? – Cape May *** I want a hippopotamus for Kwanzaa just doesn’t have the same ring to it! – Cape May ***

Do they sell reindeer venison at West Side Market? – Erma

Because Santa is so plump, we should all leave him veggies and water this year instead of cookies and milk. He’ll thank us for it later! – Cape May



I think that they should be called snowdeer instead of reindeer as they are usually found in the snow! – Cape May

I think it would be awesome if the City of Cape May decorated that historic water tower for the holidays! – Cape May


Happy Holidays from... l rigina

Santa Claus will be at the Fudge Kitchen on the Washington Street Mall on Sat., Dec. 17 & Sun., Dec. 18 from 1 to 3pm


It’s Not Too Late... Let us ship a pound of fudge to someone for you!

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Fish & Fancy Seafood Takeout

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COCKTAIL CRAB CLAWS Meaty large crab claws served cold with delicious mustard dipping sauce and lemon wedges 49.95 59.95

BAKED CLAMS CASINO Chock full of chopped clams, our casinos have no fillers. We bet you can’t eat just one! Order as many as you would like at 99¢ each

LARGE SHRIMP COCKTAIL 5 pounds of large 16-20 ct. shrimp peeled and deveined. Served chilled with homemade cocktail sauce. 54.95

We offer fresh homemade salads! Sold by the pound and made fresh daily

SEAFOOD BACON WRAPS A combination of large shrimp and sea scallops, each wrapped in bacon and baked Served with a mild horseradish cream sauce 40 pieces 59.95

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SHRIMP SALAD Fresh shrimp salad served with a mix of soft breads, rolls, and crackers 59.95

BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS Button mushrooms stuffed with our famous Baltimore recipe. Baked fresh and served with homemade cocktail sauce and lemon wedges 39.95 59.95

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The Movie Column


Tom Sims, Executive Director of the Cape May Film Festival, reviews “The Descendants”

eorge Clooney is not infallible. The Oscar winner has not always picked the best projects. Last year, his one film, The American, was mediocre at best. Maybe 2009 was Clooney’s best year, with The Fantastic Mr Fox and one of my favorites, Up in the Air. This year, his film offerings are The Ides of March, which was more political cliché than political thriller and his latest, The Descendants, from Alexander Payne, the director who gave us Oscar-winner Sideways. Payne has had a successful yet somewhat overlooked body of work that includes great films, very good films like About Schmidt with Jack Nicolson, and admittedly some not-so-great films like I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, where he probably like to forget he was the screenwriter. My favorite Payne film is one you likely haven’t seen. In a 2006 compilation of short films entitled Paris, Je T’aime, his film “14e Arrondissement” was truly one of my favorites. Payne’s The Descendants ranks with

Even the Clooney Factor can’t take The Descendants past mediocrity About Schmidt in the very good category. This latest offering tells the story of Matt King (played by Clooney) whose wife is in coma as a result of a boating accident. King struggles to rebuild relationships with his two daughters and to deal with skeletons he didn’t even know were in




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his closet. All of this is set against the backdrop of a candid look at the Hawaiian landscape, of which King and his cousins own a substantial piece. The script of this film was heavy with expository dialogue. There is a lot of lag between moments that are truly moving but never inspiring. The film is well directed and well written with a cast that is very good, and they give performances that are… well… very good. In the end, you want this film to rise from very good to exceptional. While it never gets there, it’s still better than most other films in its class. Review At A Glance MUST SEE: If you’ve loved every relationship movie or George Clooney movie you’ve ever seen. TAKE A LOOK: If you’re looking for very good film that never dips below acceptable drama but never rises to masterpiece status as well. SKIP IT: If you don’t like Clooney or quality relationship films (oh, and you’re in a minority if you don’t like Clooney).

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Merry Deathmas

“Ho ho ho... ho?” chapter five of Terry O’Brien’s frighteningly good new short story December 23, Early Morning.


or a moment or two I was sure Tim had spiked my coffee. There, standing on my little front deck, stood Santa Claus, all twinklyeyed and white-bearded, with little wire-rimmed glasses, smoking a pipe. “Good morning,” he said. He didn’t sound jolly, but who does at 5am? “Good… morning,” I replied. In the swirling flurries I saw the black coat and brown mittens and realized it wasn’t the real Santa, just a guy who bore a strong resemblance. I tried to hide my disappointment. “Can I help you?” At that moment a CMPD squad car pulled into my driveway and parked. From it emerged Detective Ike Curtis. He put a hand on his hat against the breeze, his worn tan overcoat fluttered like a beige flag. “Mr Nicholas,” Curtis said to the man on my porch. “I see you’ve met Mr Whitaker.” “Only briefly,” the presumed Mr Nicholas replied. Curtis said, “Any chance we can go inside? It’s colder than my wife’s shoulder out here.” I’d met Detective Curtis twice in the last 24 hours, each time there was a cutting remark against his wife. I assumed things were not good at home. “Sure,” I said and ushered them in. I pulled a couple of extra chairs out and now, with my partner Tim Demarco and his friend Lionel Jeffries already in there, my office felt a little tight. Everyone sat, introductions were made, the last being the Santa-like Mr Nicholas. “This is Mr Klaus Nicholas,” Detective Curtis told us. “An old friend and someone whose expertise I thought might come in handy.” Everyone thought it but I was the first to ask, “Expertise on what?” “Why, Christmas, my dear boy,” Nicholas answered with a chuckle. Detective Curtis laughed along with him. “Oh yeah…” Tim said, something dawning on him. “I get it,” Lionel followed. I said, “Well when any of you feel like filling me in…’ I always get testy when I feel like I’m missing something. I get testy often. “My friend,” Nicholas started, “the methods of these murders is quite clear once you put some thought into it.”

There, standing on my little front deck, stood Santa Claus, all twinkly-eyed and white-bearded, with little wire-rimmed glasses, smoking a pipe. Wow. A backhanded slap from Santa. I stewed a bit. “Cut the kid a break,” Curtis said, “he’s had a long couple of days.” I nodded at him. “Of course,” he continued, “I did not mean to offend. But let’s look at the facts, shall we? James Rappaport; killer enters through the chimney. Ms. Rosensweig; stomped to death by eight horses attached to a sleigh. And Charles Sutcliffe, the explosive that wiped out him, his wife and his son originated at the fireplace, where one might traditionally hang a stocking with care.” After a moment I said, “Makes sense.’ Curtis nodded, pulled a cigarette from his raincoat and lit up. I pulled an ashtray from my desk drawer. Lionel leaned in. “What kind of explosive?” Curtis shook his head. “We think something homebrewed. No indication so far of any refined machinery, no exotic chemical compounds have pinged the radar.” “We also,” Nicholas continued, “think he may not have meant to kill everyone in the house.” “Right,” Curtis continued. “The first two murders were very specific. If he wanted to kill multiples, and assuming his point is to

wipe out the city council, as seems painfully obvious at this point, so obvious I’m sure even you’ve figured it out by now…” I slouched. “… he simply could have waited for Janice Rappaport to come home the other night and did both of them then and there.” “He’s got a message,” Tim interjected. Curtis agreed, “Exactly.” “This may seem like a stupid question to all of you genius crimefighters,” I said evenly, “but at this point how can we even be sure this has all been done by the same person?” “That,” Curtis, “is not a stupid question at all.” I sat up. Curtis continued. “We found manure stains in the carpet at Sutcliffe’s, same pattern and boot size as the soot prints at the Rappaport’s. Ties all three together. It’s only been a few hours and nothing’s been 100% matched yet, but we think it will.’ I agreed. “Certainly strong enough evidence to move forward.” Curtis nodded. “Any my friend Klaus here is an expert on all things Christmas. Tell them, Klaus.” Klaus removed his glasses, wiped them

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Page 52 Merry Deathmas ? From Page 49 with a small cloth from his pocket, packed and relit his pipe. When did my office all of a sudden become a Danish coffee shop? “I’ll spare you the details, but since a young age I’ve been fascinated with Christmas mythology. I’ve spent my adult life studying Christmas. Even in college, though I am a lettered English scholar, I ostensibly graduated as a Christmas major.” “So what’d you do?” I asked, “Open a Yuletide repair shop?” Klaus laughed heartily. “No, my boy… I understand your cynicism. And no, there was not much of a living to be made for a Santa scholar. So I did the next best thing; I opened a Christmas store, maybe you’ve heard of it; Winterland?” I had heard of it. “Little place on Washington Street?” Nicholas nodded, “Yes, it’s small, but lucrative, enough to afford me a comfortable life in Cape May.” Everyone nodded, knowing what that meant. Money. Lots of it. “The shop is right across from the police station,” Curtis confirmed. “It’s how we met. Must be 20 years now. We’ve been drinking buddies ever since.” “Neat.” Tim offered. This all sounded hunky dory, but something wasn’t sitting right. “Not hard to figure a guy named Klaus Nicholas ends up in the Christmas racket.” Nicholas laughed, “Of course, that’s not my birth name, but it is the name on my birth certificate. Klaus Nicholas is a very German name. I was born of Italian parentage. You see I changed my name after college…” I said, incredulously, “You changed your name to Klaus Nicholas after college?” Klaus was getting red. “Well, you see, it was… my life’s work… my business…” “We can get into all that later,” Detective Curtis interrupted and butted his smoke out angrily. “Right now, we’ve got more important things to worry about.” Tim said, “Damn right. Travis, stop being a dick. Klaus, thank you for helping.” Hmm, must have been really bad for Tim to call me out like that. Still, I figured one of us ought to vet the guy. Curtis said, “We’ve got his MO pegged and his next two presumptive targets in custody. He either must have known we’d find his trail or doesn’t care. Which means…” “He’s confident,” I finished. “Or crazy.” Curtis said, “Or both.” Klaus said, “Ho ho ho.”

Thursday, December 15, 2011 We spent the rest of the pre-dawn morning setting up our task force. Some time around 7am Officers Tony Genaro and Shawn Austin joined us at the start of their shifts. Shawn gave me one of those handshakes and chucks on the shoulder that said, “Sorry for being a jerk yesterday.” I was never much for that unspoken guy stuff; I’m more of a hugger and a talker. Andy Sipowicz from NYPD Blue? I’m the opposite of that guy. Might explain why I have so few guy friends. Tony and Shawn would be relieving the guard detail set up at the safe house after a briefing with Detective Curtis. We had two main objectives; keep Janice Rappaport and Reverend Milo Binkley safe, and to brainstorm other avenues of attack the Santa killer might come up with and head them off. At this, Klaus Nicholas proved very helpful. His wealth of arcane Santa knowledge far surpassed the rest of ours. Detective Curtis was wise to bring him in. Lionel and Tim ran out for coffee and other supplies, Tony and Shawn left for the safe house, Detective Curtis went back to CMPD HQ to follow up on the lab work, while we civilians did our volunteer thing.

and sighed like a man who had a whole speech worked out in his head but decided to let it go. I knew that feeling. “It’s okay, my boy,” he said. “I’m an intruder in your group. It’s smart to push my buttons. I bear no ill will.” “I appreciate it,” I said. “And you’re right, I was just feeling you out. And truth be told, this ‘group’ of mine is all of about 36 hours old, so it’s not like you’re breaking up the ’27 Yankees. It was wrong of me to push so hard.” Nicholas said. “It’s behind us.” We shook hands. I resisted the urge to hug him. I saw the yellow legal pad on the small table he was using as his home base. “What are you working on?” He moved quickly and grabbed the pad. “Just working up a list of names, trying to make myself familiar with everyone involved. I’ve got a lot to catch up on.” He stuck the pad under an arm and went back to the table. For a few minutes we went through the motions of organizing the office. I would work at my desk, Nicholas at his small table, Tim would need to set up on a TV tray in the bedroom (call me a dick, will you…), and Lionel

I was never much for that unspoken guy stuff; I’m more of a hugger and a talker. Might explain why I have so few guy friends... Yes, it was sometime around daybreak that Detective Curtis thanked me for volunteering my time to the case. I hadn’t recalled volunteering for anything, and as it was every winter, my business was in off-season survival crisis mode, so I couldn’t really afford it. My conscience was too righteous to let me bill the time to Janice Rappaport, but neither would it let me walk away from this aspect of the case. Some people volunteer, some people have volunteerism thrust upon them. I would have to bask in the warmth that catching the killer would provide. I was setting up my laptop when it dawned on me that Nicholas and I were now alone. There was palpable tension in the office as he made notes on a yellow legal pad. I suck at confrontation. You wouldn’t think that of a guy who’d bagged a few killers in the last few years but, well, here we are. For me, it’s easier to face down a mob with guns trying to eat your brains than have a oneon-one conversation with someone you’ve recently offended. “Mr Nicholas. I’d like to apologize for my comments before. I was out of line.” Again he wiped the glasses. How dirty could they be? He looked at me with shiny eyes

got the kitchen counter that halved the office. Tim and Lionel returned, we all sipped coffee, noshed on bagels and donuts, and tossed around ideas. Around 3 o’clock we broke for a late lunch-slash-early-dinner. And that’s when our bad day got worse. ***** The Safe House. Midday wasn’t an ideal time to commit murder, but fortunately for the killer, on December 23 very few eyebrows raised when Santa strolled through town with a sack full of goodies. From his home nearby he walked down the Washington Street Mall, plain as day. People saw him, recognized him, waved heartily, all joyous and full of festivity. It had taken him all of 90 seconds on the computer to suss out the location of the CMPD safe house where his last two targets were being hidden. He knew they would catch on to him, but it wouldn’t matter. Nothing could stop Santa. Didn’t they read the stories? At the end of Washington he made a left on Perry, passed the Carpenter’s Square Mall

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and continued on toward the Star Motel. His targets were in rooms 8 and 10, on the second level, but first, a stop into the office. “Ho ho ho!” he cried as the door bells jangled. Officer Shawn Austin, in plainclothes and looking for all the world like a motel concierge behind the front desk, came to attention, his hand going to his his gun. But upon seeing Santa he relaxed and sat back. “Good afternoon, Santa.” Shawn went back to eyeing the camera monitors under the lip of the counter. Shawn absently said, “What have you got for us, Santa? Coffee, I hope…” Santa replied, “Oh, I’ve got something much better…” He placed the sack on the floor where Austin could not see it and took out the log. It was affixed to a handle and adorned with several metal spikes. He gripped the handle with both hands, torqued his body and swung it as hard as he could. Officer Shawn Austin did not even have time to draw his weapon. Santa stepped over him and grabbed the keys to rooms 8 and 10. ***** In room 8, the right-reverend Milo Binkley said a quick grace over his soup. He was a boyish 67 and enjoyed God, the church, his flock, and How I Met Your Mother, which he thought hid a wholesome message behind its bawdy façade. And that Neil Patrick Harris was a real hoot. But none of that mattered when the crazed man in the Santa suit entered the room and began bludgeoning him with a devilish Yule log. As the blows rained down and his life neared its end, he became profoundly disappointed that he would never know who the mother was. As all became fog, he heard the sounds of a struggle, raised voices, the deadly log striking home. The unconscious body of

Officer Tony Genaro fell in front of him, to the floor, with a thud. The door opened, the killer left, Milo Binkley died. ***** Janice Rappaport was not a stupid woman. At the first sounds of human struggle coming from next door she knew they had been found. Quickly, she slipped on her shoes, grabbed her bag, and went for the door. She threw it open and, in her panic, nearly toppled over the railing to the parking area 10-feet below. She righted herself and, driven by fear, made for the stairs, the only route to which was past room 8. She screamed and sprinted, broke for freedom. Past the door. Her heart leapt. She was going to make it. The door crashed open. “No!” Pain knifed into her leg as the spike-laden Yule log plunged into her right calf, snapping her to a halt. The second blow landed on her left thigh, flesh and muscle tore on the spikes. Stars burst in her eyes and she fell to the ground. Above her, the demonic man in the Santa suit raised the weapon for the kill. “This is what you get for freezing me out, you bitch!” He raised the Yule log. “Please…” A shot rang out. Santa stopped, a smoldering black hole in his right shoulder. A second shot rang and knocked the weapon from his hands. At the top of the steps, covered in blood, Officer Shawn Austin lay, smoke rising from his weapon. Janice pulled herself along the narrow balcony toward him, awaiting a death blow that never came. Santa was gone. She made it to the fallen policeman and cradled his ruined head as sirens wailed. “Hang in there,” she said. He gripped her arm. “Claus…” “I know,” Janice told him. “The ambulance is almost here.” But she knew he was dead. Next Week: Twas the Night…

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We are delighted to announce a partnership between the world famous Cape May Genetic Labs and Russia’s Lenin Institute of Science, that allows us to offer DIY cloning kits for the longextinct Prehistoric Reindeer. Simply plug in the DNA Vat, plumb in water then empty the DNA sample and a special nutrient mix in. Then in 37 days, you have your reindeer. Note: these animals are 13 feet tall, and need a lot of TLC. Also, DNA samples are easily mixed up, and we cannot 100% guarantee that your sample is not from another extinct creature, such as the equally lovable but more labor-intensive Tyrannosaurus Rex. We advise that you open the Vat with care.

Call (609) 770-8479 and say “Clone me a bone!”

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Barnelbee, the first Kevin, Aknah

Thank you! Megan, SA, Kelly

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Captain Jeff, Leeann

Dave, Jenn

Jim, Bob

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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: reindeer. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, ACROSS 5. Some people think all of Santa’s reindeer are either female or castrated, as male reindeer lose their antlers during this season. 9. He was the author of “The Night Before Christmas,” the first poem to name the eight tiny reindeer. 10. In the television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, he is Rudolph’s father. 11. Rudolph and his elf friend Hermey come up against this shaggy monster in the 1964 stop-motion movie. 14. This is surely the most beguiling reindeer in Santa’s stable. 15. Reindeer are said to be the only mammals to see colors in this spectrum. Fish, reptiles and insects usually can see it though. 17. While reindeer predators include eagles, bears and sharks, this species presents the biggest threat to the population. 20. In the Rudolph TV special, Hermey plays an elf who would rather be this than make toys. 21. L. Frank Baum, better known for

That elf just isn’t cut out for toy-making... 20 Across

this book, also wrote a short story about Christmas, though his reindeer had names like Speckless, Feckless, Peerless and Fearless. 23. On a Christmas Eve in this sort of weather, Santa came out to ask for Rudolph’s help.

Run Over By A Reindeer.”

Down 1. This is the name of the young doe who has a crush on Rudolph in the TV special. 2. This reindeer’s name means “lightning” in German. 3. According to this 1947 Christmas film, Santa’s reindeer can only fly on Christmas Eve. 4. This American singer and rock and roll pioneer wrote “Run Rudolph Run.” 6. Reindeer are most commonly found in woodlands and this slightly colder ecosystem. 7. He was the composer of the 1977 Christmas novelty song “Grandma Got

13. This is the French-derived word usually employed instead of ‘reindeer’ in North America.

8. Reindeer fall into this category of animal, who digest their diet in the first of several stomachs, regurgitate it, and chew it again. 12. T his is the name of the surly, mustached prospector who aids Rudolph and Hermey in their made-for-TV movie.

16. A big part of the reindeer diet consists of these brightly colored molds that grow on rocks. 18. When Rudolph visits this island, he runs into Bird Fish, a Spotted Elephant, Charlie-in-the-Box and more. 19. Sometimes reindeer antlers are ground and sold as an aphrodisiac, much like the horn of this animal. 22. This is pretty much the only state in the US where you’ll be able to spot a reindeer.

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The Answer Lady


he Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manner of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to Dear Answer Lady Why can’t I find a man to make me happy? Every year I ask Santa for a decent man, meet some jerk, and then find myself alone again by the following Christmas. – By Myself Under the Mistletoe, Again Dear Mistletoe You can’t find a man to make you happy, dear lady, because a man cannot make you happy (although certain parts of him can, but that is generally temporary). There are few things in life that truly make us happy: looking into the smiling eyes of a child you love, snagging a spacious spot on the sand at the Cove on a sunny June afternoon, a pizza with extra cheese from Jake’s, a slice of pistachio praline cake (that the Answer Lady desperately hopes returns to the dessert menu at the Brown Room in her lifetime). Another person cannot MAKE us happy, another per-

Wise answers to perplexing questions

son can only make us happier. You need to be okay with yourself, you need to be happy with you, not to get all squishy about it. If you are hanging your hopes on someone else to do all the happy-making for you, you’ve got a long wait ahead of you. So please, do not sit around and wait for a knight in shining armor to come along and uh, stuff your stocking. Do what you like to do, be where you want to be, live for yourself. The man that comes along who is meant for you will just be the icing on the (pistachio praline) cake.

Dear Answer Lady I got my wife a great Christmas gift, and I’m pretty happy with myself about it. But, as usual, I’m stumped for stocking stuffers. I usually just get a couple of lottery tickets and a little airplane bottle of vodka, but they’re never met with much enthusiasm. Suggestions? – Hapless the Elf Dear Elf Gee, lottery tickets and vodka? What, no knee-pads? No Swiss army knives? When the Answer Lady was but a girl, she was mystified by the things her dad would put into her mother’s stocking – soaps, lotions, cologne. Now that the Answer Lady is a fully grown – nay, even an elderly woman, she can fully understand and appreciate the logic of this. A lady’s Christmas stocking should be stuffed with little luxuries she wouldn’t dream of getting for herself. These vary from woman to woman, of course – one woman’s L’Erbolario from Italian Garden is another woman’s Prasad incense from Good Scents – and another’s Swiss army knife. When stuffing a stocking, try to think about what she actually likes, not what you’d like her to like.

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Stacie, Jill

Megan Morris, Lindsey Yang

The girls

Borat, Azalmat

Christine, Amanda

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Chance Meetings


Everett Chance wines and dines Cape May’s single ladies

here’s nothing wrong with eating alone. I do it all the time, not just out of necessity but because sometimes it’s nice to enjoy a meal in solitude. As for microwave cooking, well, sometimes you’re in a hurry and those Trader Joe’s veggie corn dogs ARE pretty good. So I’m not thrilled that those couple-centric bigots at Publishers Weekly have decided that the worst book of all time is Marie Smith’s Microwave Cooking For One. It’s surprisingly difficult to cook for one. Food isn’t packaged that way. Except for Lunchables and most of Chef Boyardee’s oeuvre, food comes in bigger portions. Salad for one? Sorry, you can’t buy a quarter head of lettuce. Having a cookout? Good luck buying a half pound of ground beef, two buns, or a trio of hot dogs. Not to mention the condiments; that jar of mustard is likely to last six months, by which time it resembles a science experiment. Even a loaf of bread becomes a penicillin factory before I can make enough sandwiches to use it all up. So, I’m either resigned to wasting a

lot of perfectly good food (and I can hear my mother’s voice, reminding me of the starving children in Africa, every time I toss out something uneaten), or filling my freezer with leftovers. And lest you lump me as a stereotypical bachelor ordering take-out and microwaving everything, I really enjoy cooking. I inherited my grandmother’s cookware – they don’t make ’em like her soup pot from the Old Country anymore

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– and I put it to good use. My Chicken Cordon Bleu is fairly tasty, especially if I have three guests to help eat it. I make a mean jambalaya, usually enough to last me for half a week, if my intestines can handle it. My father’s recipe for blackened chicken is fantastic, if I can figure out how to cut the spice mixture down by 80%. I’m not trying to feed a family of five, or even a dinner party of four. Our society just doesn’t make it easy to cook for one. Know what Love The Cook doesn’t sell? Dining companions! Sadly, many of our otherwise fine local restaurants treat solo diners like lepers. I’ve been seated at tables that were practically inside a bathroom stall, treated badly by servers who assume that I’ll be leaving a small tip, and been hurried out the door by hostesses who want to use the table for bigger groups. What Cape May really needs is a “table share” kiosk on the mall, where solo diners can get together, form into bigger groups, and then pursue dining equality. Time for us to Occupy Cape May! Or at least its restaurants.

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Kelly, Bill

Veronica, Lindsey

Terk, Slow Mo Joe

Amanda Doherty, Katie Dobbins

Nichole, James Carney

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Amanda Axelsson, Allison Jacob

Tammy, bouncer extraordinaire

Dan, Melissa

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The Old Fogey


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

ever trust a reindeer. Oh, they may look cute and cuddly, but that is a product of Hollywood: the reindeer I know are as downright nasty and hard as Santa Claws himself. Yes, Claws. What, you really thought it was Claus? My poor dear, you are so innocent and sweet. No, in the Old Days, Santa was called “Claws” for good reason, and his reindeer were fearsome. Rudolph IS known as the red-nosed reindeer, I grant you that, but did you not wonder why? I shall enlighten you, is what I shall do… huddle close, and bolt the door, put a log on the fire… First of all, what are the odds of a nice, fat old man carrying a fortune in toys and consumer goods, towed by a bunch of harmless herbivores, NOT being pulled from his sleigh and bludgeoned in the snow? None! And the number of ne’er-dowells who would have cut off their OWN hand for a flying sleigh, let alone Santa’s hands? So, Santa was ready: his gloves were red and fluffy, but concealed two sets of retractable steel claws, not unlike those

of that Wolverine character in the moving pictures they used to show at the Beach Theatre until some oaf bulldozed it. And the red outfit was to hide the blood of those unfortunates who tried to mug him, you should know: what horror for small children to see a blood-soaked Santa easing down the chimney in the wee small hours? And the reindeer? Why, they are wild, vicious carnivores, who will track a man for a week to trample and eat him. Why do you think we leave out a carrot as a “snack for Santa’s

reindeer” on Christmas Eve? It’s because a carrot symbolizes a finger, is why, and it sates the reindeers’ appetite for the crunch of a bone as they snap off the digits of anyone in range. Santa’s reindeer, too, are specially trained by Lapland Ninjas, as assassins and warhorses, so they can outfight anything from local thugs to hungry polar bears. THAT is why Rudolph has a red nose: from blood, and not his own. Oh, these were lessons learned the hard way: Santas (oh come ON, you didn’t think it was always the same one? Successful candidates for that job used to have an average life expectancy once in the job, of two days.) were not lasting long, and there were perpetually elf commando rescue teams out hunting for Santas’ remains at various ambush sites around the world. Then came the claws and the killer reindeer and the anti-personnel mines hung on the sides of the sleigh, and electronic countermeasures. And so WHO is the current Santa? Modesty forbids… but I advise you to show some gratitude, or Rudolph might pay you a visit.

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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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CAPE MAY SPORTS TRAINING SJST – Wrestling Youth Wrestling Sundays - 12pm to 1pm Price: $15 per session $40 per month

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LCMR’s 2-TIME State Champ, Lehigh All-American, South Jersey Hall OF Fame Inductee Laughlin brings his experience to SJST to help young wrestlers with technique, strength & conditioning (sport specific), strategic pre-match planning through drilling and teaching sessions at a high level of intensity.

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Extreme CrossStrength 3 months for $90 • Students $25/month every Sat @ 7am Long-term specials and packages (call for details) featuring Jim Walls & Mike Wilson

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Activity Of The Week


A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Jolly Holiday Tours.

ape May is all dressed up for Christmas, and a holiday tour is the perfect way to see all the festive finery. Cape May’s trolley tours offer an opportunity for the whole family to see the sights. Toddlers and grandparents can share a seat and marvel at Christmas in Cape May, even when both are too tired to walk around anymore. Parents of young children enjoy the chance to sit still without driving. (The smartest parents send the kids and grandparents on the tour alone while they help Santa with some discreet purchases at the Toy Shop.) The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) offers a variety of tours for the season. Skeptics and true believers will all enjoy Santa’s Trolley Ride, which features stories and songs with Mrs Claus, and ends with a treat from Santa at the Carriage House. All seats are $8. Songs are also a part of the Holiday Lights Tour, which teaches about Victorian Christmas traditions as it travels through Cape May’s Historic District. All seats cost $10. Those who are looking for the spirit of Christmas will find it on the Ghosts of

Christmas Past Tour for $10. Your guide is an actor who tells ghost stories, blending spooky with the sparkle of the streets. The Physick Family Christmas Tour starts with a trolley ride and ends with a visit to the Physick Estate, where you’ll meet actors portraying members of the Physick household during the 1890s. Adults tickets cost $18; $10 for

children. A similar tour is the two-hour Spirit of Christmas Tour, which adds a visit to the Carriage House for holiday refreshments. If you don’t mind a little walking, consider a Lamplighter Christmas Tour. During this self-guided evening tour, you’ll enjoy traditional hot beverages and cookies, visit five decorated inns, and visit the Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate for an exhibit, “An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions Through The Years.” Or consider the Christmas Candlelight House Tour on Saturdays from 5:30 to 8:30pm. This tour features at least a dozen stops per night, Christmas carolers, strolling musicians, hospitality centers, admission to the Physick Estate and Carriage House Gallery and – a crucial element on chilly December nights – continuous shuttle service on heated trolleys. Most tours are about 30 minutes long. You must buy your ticket before you board the trolley. For more information on MAC’s tours, or to purchase tickets, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or check Have a jolly holiday! Next week: Holiday Chefs’ Dine-Around

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Big Sale!

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

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

Super Sale on The First Resort

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

Name: Jennifer Rafferty. Occupation: Catering director at The Washington Inn. Age: I’m 36. Hometown: I was born and raised here in Cape May. How long have you worked here? I’ve been at the Inn for eight years. Best thing about the job? I like planning the weddings. I’m a little OCD, so the attention to detail is fun for me. What do you recommend here? Everything is so amazing, and there’s so much to choose from, but I always order the duck breast when I’m here. What’s your OTHER dream job? Vacation! Actually, it would probably still be something related to event-planning. Favorite thing about Cape May? When you walk down the street, you’ll see someone who will say hello. Interview by Kate Chadwick Want to nominate an employee of the week? Email

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The Cape May Health And Beauty Guide The Place

Any Particular Service That I Should Try Here?

Hours of Operation

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

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

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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Call for more details.

Cape May Day Spa 607 Jefferson Street Cape May (609) 898-1003

This award-winning spa offers the Couple’s Victorian Experience, beginning in an 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

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!

Monday-Friday 5am-10pm, Saturday 7am-6pm, Sunday 8am-4pm.

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Sea Spa 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-6543

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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Denise K., Matt M., Christine M., Karin C., Colleen S.

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 • email:

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“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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Wesley Tosto, Christy Tosto, Samantha Milder


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

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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


FOXXY is a sweet, reserved sevenyear-old Shepherd mix who will need a quiet, adult home. She was an outside dog so she needs some training, but we think she’ll come around just fine. Foxxy did well on her temperament test; all she needs is a second chance, and an owner who will give her all the love and affection she deserves. Stop in today, and give Foxxy a home in time for the holidays. The adoption fee is only $35.


LUCY is a 47-pound, six-year-old Foxhound who was recently surrendered to the shelter. While she is a social girl, she can be anxious at times, so she is going to need a calm and quiet home with someone who has the patience and time to dedicate to her. If you are able to offer Lucy what she needs to thrive, please call for more information. The adoption fee is only $35, and she’s really, really cute.


BURLY is a handsome, five-year-old Lab mix who weighs in at a whopping 115 pounds. As one would guess, he’s a strong boy who has a tendency to pull on his leash when he goes for walks. With training, though, this is easily corrected. Burly is a sweet boy who is social; he does well with everyone he meets. All that’s missing from his life is a home to call his own, and an owner to love. The adoption fee is only $35.


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

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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


LUMIERE is a domestic, mediumhaired cutie. How can you resist this face? He’s a small guy with a big personality and, like all the cats from the Cape May County shelter, he’s neutered and up-todate with all of his routine shots. The adoption fee is only $70, which is a small price to pay for a new friend.


KIT, a four-year-old torti, was brought to the shelter with her brother, Kaboodle, who has since been adopted. Now, this sweetheart is all alone! Kit is affectionate; she loves to be petted and picked up. If you’re the kind soul who gives her a forever home, she’ll pay you back with lots of love. What better way to start the new year?


OREO is a quiet old gal who doesn’t want to spend her remaining years behind bars. She’s a sweet girl who enjoys snuggling, and she’d love to show you some of this affection. If you’re looking for a cutie who enjoys a quiet space, Oreo’s perfect. Give her a home in this, the season of giving, and you’ll be giving yourself a great gift, too.

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No Man Is A Failure Who Has...Tickets advertisinG feature


E ARE officially at the mid-point of the month and it is the perfect time to purchase Christmas and Hanukkah gift subscriptions for Cape May Stage’s 2012 season. Come be a part of this premier professional Equity Theatre and experience world-class talent in an intimate venue. With the longest running comedy in Broadway history and a drama that was the talk of Broadway last year, Cape May Stage’s 2012 season is gearing up to be the best one yet. Call 884-1341 or go online to capemay-

Larry Daggett, who performed on Broadway in Ragtime, stars as George Bailey and 20 more of Bedford Falls’ finest citizens in This Wonderful Life. Call 884-1341 to ask about the updated production schedule, which now includes Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances. to pick your favorite seats and order your subscriptions. As for what’s happening right now, the Second Stage presents its final program of the season this Monday night, December 19. The Joyful Ringers Bell Choir from the First Presbyterian Church will offer their special evening of holiday songs with a narration from Artistic Director Roy Steinberg, last seen as Rothko in RED at Cape May Stage. This is the first collaboration between the two groups. The acoustics at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse and the comfortable seats make this the perfect venue for the resonant bells that ring in the holidays. This Wonderful Life, a stage adaptation of everyone’s favortie holiday film, It’s a Wonderful Life, continues to charm audiences. The film has become a staple of holiday television viewing, and Cape May Stage is proud to present a new twist on the old favorite. The

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play features a tour-de-force performance by Broadway’s Larry Daggett, who singlehandedly takes on 20 characters from the movie, including George Bailey, Clarence and the man everyone loves to hate, Mr Potter. The actor leads audiences through the classic story in a funny and moving performance you won’t want to miss. To keep up with the demand for tickets, shows have been added on Tuesday, December 20 (the first day of Hannukah) and Wednesday, December 21 (the first day of winter) at 8pm. What better way to mark these events than with a trip to the theater! The final week of the month brings two added performances as well, on December 27 and December 28 at 8pm. This means all the more opportunity to let Cape May Stage warm your heart for the holidays. To order tickets, call 884-1341 or go online to

«Call (609) 884-1341 for more information

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Tues-Sun, Thru Dec. 31 3/8pm, Tickets $15-35

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


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

ell folks, it’s December, and that means that fall is officially over. Okay, technically winter doesn’t begin until December 21, but November 30 is the traditional last day of the Hawk Count in Cape May. The counter goes home. Daily tabulation end. Hawks stop migrating. One of the above is not true. Not to keep you guessing, it’s the reference to migrating hawks. Fact is, hawks do not stop migrating on November 30. They continue to migrate into December, even early January. Why end the count on November 30 then? Because while migration continues, it becomes more spotty after November. It takes a good migratory condition to get a good migratory push as the migration draws to a close. Like the one occurring now as I write these words. Clear skies that give migrating hawks the thermal lift they need to get aloft. Strong northwest winds that push

migrants toward the coast and then drive them to the tip of the peninsula. If I didn’t have a writing deadline to meet, I’d be down there right now. Standing under a sky filled with Red-tailed Hawks and Red-shouldered Hawks. Savoring the odd adult male Northern Harrier and Bald Eagle and hoping for Golden Eagle. It’s punishing standing on the Hawk


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Watch platform when temperatures are in the 30s and winds are topping out at 30 mph. But the rewards are ample. This December seems absolutely perfect to enjoy some great hawk migrations. November was mild. Winds not conducive to migration. There are lots of birds still up north who may, even at this late date, decide that it’s time to get out of dodge before it’s too late. One of the big drivers of late season migration is snow. When the first good snowfall blankets New England and New York state (i.e. the kind that stays), lots of birds bail out. Head south. It’s not the temperatures, but food availability. A blanket of snow is hard to hunt over. Rodents are hidden so many hawks go below the standing snow pack. This means South Jersey where standing snow is the exception, not the norm. Other December migrants include owls: most notably Snowy Owl, which seems to be heading south in good numbers

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 97 this year. Snowy owls are mostly coastal, both as breeders in the arctic and as wintering species. It’s been a few years since Cape May has been subjected to a good Snowy Owl year. This could be it. What is the latest raptor migrant I’ve ever seen? It was actually an adult male Northern Harrier heading out over the Delaware Bay on January 1. The winds were blowing a gale. The bird was flying pretty nearly sideways. But despite the winds, and the risk, the ice-colored bird just headed out. Next stop? Delaware (or Bermuda). Don’t really know where the bird landed. Ah, December. Lots of birding opportunity. Good chances of encountering some really neat birds. The best news is – no crowds. All those fair weather hawk watchers have gone home to their burrows. They won’t emerge until spring. Which comes pretty early in Cape May. Heck, you can see the first northbound hawks in February. Not even enough time to lose your raptor identification edge. Interested in finding out what hawks are up and about? Just head over to the Cape

Northern Harrier have been spotted on the Delaware Bay as late as January 1 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 (609-884-2736), and is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm every day but Tuesday. 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 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. Enjoy the birds at the feeders and the view of Lake Lily from inside. If you can’t make it in person, you can also visit us online at – where birding Cape May is only a click away! I heard that Seymore himself will actually be leading a three-day workshop in January on wintering hawks, eagles, and owls; a weekend of raptor-watching and learning. Past years have featured a Golden Eagle hunting Snow Geese in the company of several Bald Eagles, plus pointblank Eastern Screech Owls, Rough-legged Hawks of both color morphs, and hunting Short-eared and Great Horned Owls. If you are interested, contact Chris at 609-8610700 for details. 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 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! Mr and Mrs Greenway (almost)

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.

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

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H THE Village country store H OPEN FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, 11am-4pm Browse a unique selection of heritage goods, holiday gift ideas, artisan wares, handmade items, jewelry and much more! Feel free to stroll the grounds and enjoy the Village’s historic buildings in the Fall! For more information, please email or call (609) 898-2308.

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The Dating Column


Stella Dixon’s take on romance on Old Cape Island

HEY say that beautiful women get away with murder. They don’t get speeding tickets. They don’t pay for drinks. They can flirt their way into a job (or out of a job, as the case may be.) Barbie dolls rule the world. But so does Ken. I know because I met him the other night. Turns out, beautiful men get away with murder, too. Ken — I’m just going to go ahead and call him that — is a dreamboat, a real live version of the world’s hunkiest doll. Sandy hair, broad shoulders, he is the best looking 30-something man I’ve ever seen in Cape May. Perhaps this is why he has women fawning over him all the time. At least, I’m assuming he does. Otherwise, I doubt he would have called me “dude” nine times over the course of our date at The Merion Inn. That’s right: dude. As in, “It’s nice to meet you, dude,” and “Where should we sit, dude?” and “You getting food, dude?” It’s not that I have anything against being called dude; my 15-year-old cousin calls me that all the time. But he’s 15. And he’s my cousin. The dude thing I could have found endear-

ing. I could also have found endearing the fact that Ken still lives with his parents, and that, after I ordered a glass of wine, his response was, “Oooh, fancy-shmancy.” There are a lot of things I’ll write off as endearing, dear reader, for a guy who looks like freaking Adonis. But eventually — right around the point that Ken whipped out his iPhone to show me a “freakin’ hilarious” picture of the cops chasing a streaker across the field at a baseball game — I could no longer deny the utter lack of chem-

istry between us. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good streaker as much as the next girl, just not on a first date. Of course, I’d also rather not discuss Mr Hanky the Christmas Poo on a first date, but Ken doesn’t share the feeling. By the end of the night, I’d somehow managed to become unattracted to one of Cape May’s most attractive men. The fact that I picked up the tab — the whole tab — was just icing on the cake. They say that God (or Buddha or Allah or whoever) giveth…and that he taketh away. Which means few people get it all – looks, brains, AND social awareness. Cape May is teeming with hobbits who are beautiful on the inside, and idiots who are smoking hot on the outside. Maybe expecting to find a guy who’s got it all is just asking too much. Or maybe not. With great beauty comes great responsibility, after all — the responsibility not to be a nincompoop just because you can. I’m sure there are plenty of women who wouldn’t mind picking up Ken’s half of the bill, but I am not one of them. This Christmas season, I’m hoping for a different kind of doll.

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Sleeping Around


Zelda Zablonski tests the beds in Cape May’s hotels and inns. This week... Congress Hall.

therapist once told me that the relationship problems I was having were likely due to the fact that I’m a first-born child, and therefore “used to having my needs met without having to ask for anything.” This makes total sense to me, particularly in explaining my love affair with Congress Hall. If you’ve got a need that isn’t being met here, you may just be too needy for your own damn good. Congress Hall is like a self-contained universe, a place to eat, drink, and be merry, to shop, to have a little workout (24-hour fitness center!), a spa for that mani-pedi, and a place to lay your head, all under one absurdly impressive roof. Who needs more than that? When I checked in around 3:30, the place, always stunning, was looking particularly grand in its holiday finery. Huge candy canes lined the retail hall, as a model train chugged around the Christmas tree in the lobby, and a “real” train chugged around the veranda outside. The courteous, efficient Neil checked me in, and I was off to room 202, now my new favorite place on earth. A soothing Tiffany blue, with white furniture, comfy salmon-colored armchairs, black accent pieces, a muted multi-colored rug below my tootsies, the room is decorated to complement rather than compete with the view. And that bed! It was a king-sized, down-ensconced haven from the world, and I flung myself upon it for a business call, making it that much easier to bear. And clean! The place fairly sparkled. I would have cheerfully eaten off of any flat surface in the room. The bathroom was spacious and outfitted with fluffy white towels, and the soap, shampoo, and lotion provided were kicked up a notch by virtue of being Aveda products. Best of all, a bathtub, which I parked myself in immediately. The view was breathtaking, and I couldn’t resist opening the window and little apron door to step out onto my balcony, despite the chilly December temperatures. On the veranda and lawn below, Congress Hall’s Winter Wonderland was in full swing. An enormous Christmas tree, winking up at me in the dusky afternoon light, anchored the lawn, where Santa’s sleigh awaited his arrival. The red-and-white striped tented shopping village was bustling with holiday shoppers, and Christmas music filled the air – I literally could have sat there all afternoon (and evening). Alas, my stomach rumbled, and my reservation (with my tall, dark and handsome date) at the Blue Pig Tavern was

Night view from my balcony at Congress Hall. That’s right. a while away. So, a quick hot chocolate from Tommy’s Folly was in order. Okay, and a Blue Pig cookie – a girl’s gotta eat. I found an obliging rocker on the veranda and relaxed in the waning light. Then I was refreshed and ready for browsing – and there’s so much fun stuff here! Congress Hall isn’t your run-of-the-mill hotel, and Tommy’s Folly isn’t a run-of-the-mill shop. Beautiful clothing, exquisite jewelry, and very cool Congress Hall souvenirs, including the everpopular stuffed Blue Pig plush toy – one of which I promptly bought (and I’m keeping it). Across the hall is Tommy’s Folly HOME, outfitted with tasteful and unique home furnishings, including the linens and towels in the guest rooms, should you find you can’t part with them… it could happen. I met tall, dark and handsome in the Brown Room for a pre-dinner drink with Stephen and Luci, bartenders extaordinaire. The bar was lively with a Friday evening crowd, the fire crackling and the intoxicating sound of laughter filling the room. We hastened to the Blue Pig Tavern at the appointed time and were immediately ushered to a cozy, candle-lit table. The food and service, courtesy of the lovely Jenna, were both excellent. I had the soup of the day, TDH had

Caesar salad, followed by the Steak and Cake (filet mignon and crab cake) for him, and filet mignon for me, perfectly cooked and accompanied by the best broccoli I’ve ever tasted. We asked for to-go boxes in order to save room for dessert. Although I miss the pistachio praline cake from last winter’s dessert menu (and I’ll say it every chance I get), the chocolate cake with salted caramel is now a close second favorite. Back to the Brown Room (twist my arm), which was now jumping, courtesy of live music and refugees from the ballroom wedding drifting in, we briefly discussed the idea of walking into town, but not surprisingly, no one seemed interested in leaving the building. Upon returning to our room, we debated a room service breakfast, but decided against being disturbed. Instead we got coffee (okay, and another Blue Pig cookie) from Tommy’s Folly and enjoyed them in our room, watching kite-flyers on the beach and early-morning runners on the promenade; about as enjoyable a start to a Saturday as I’ve enjoyed in a very long time. The peerless Congress Hall – needs met. Congress Hall is located at 251 Beach Avenue. 609-884-8421, 888-944-1816,

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118 EMERALD AVE., WEST CAPE MAY You don’t want to miss this lovely Victorian in West Cape May. This property features 4 rental units, 3 of which are occupied with year round, long term tenants. All units were renovated in 2007 and feature new kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. There is plenty of off street parking for all units and each includes its own washer and dryer. Look no further as this income producing property has it all! $674,900

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

116 FIFTH AVENUE, WEST CAPE MAY This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a well established rental history. This home features a lovely kitchen with 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 is a spacious front porch and also a rear deck. $514,900

719 BROADWAY, WEST CAPE MAY You don’t want to miss this quaint building which is centrally located and comes with plenty of off street parking. The building has been recently renovated and is in great shape. It has a new foundation, new roof structure, new roof, and new siding. There are many possibilities here as this property is zoned commercial and/or residential. The lot size is 50x200. $219,000

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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

115 Fourth Avenue West Cape May LEED certified residence designed by Cecil Baker and Partners, Architects featuring green technology and sustainable materials. The 3100 square foot home offers geothermal heating and cooling and foam insulation from footing to ridge, substantially decreasing utility usage. Flat roof is planted with local flora—both beautiful and sustainable. $1,200,000.

5 Falcon Ridge Cape May OSPREY LANDING RESORT/MARINA Dramatic price reduction. One of 36 townhouse units with a deepwater boat slip, options to 70’. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home has many amenities including its own private elevator, 2-car garage, and 3 decks. The common area offers two pools, a clubhouse, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Osprey Landing is a boater’s paradise and a sport fisherman’s dream with its deepwater slips and easy access to the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. $999,900

344 Congress Street, Cape May

817 sewell avenue cape may

This 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has been immaculately maintained and is located just 3 blocks to beach. It features a rear deck, front screened porch, full basement and detached 1 car garage. Great rental history too! $749,000.

You’ll love this 4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, two story home on tree-lined Sewell Avenue. Gas Heat. Property is being sold in its “as is” condition. Appointment Only. Tenant Occupied. $575,000

306 STITES avenue, CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE Just reduced! This well maintained, conveniently located ranch style home is priced to sell! This home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, dining room, office, laundry room, and one car garage all on a beautiful lot with mature trees. This home is close to shopping, the library and the hospital. Make your appointment today! $158,000

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

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

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

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

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

304 Whildin Ave. Cape May Point

15 Captains Court, Tranquility, Lower Township

4002 Bayshore Rd, South of the Canal

8 Tranquility Drive Cape May

667 Central Avenue West Cape May

Immaculately maintained 3 BR/2 BA home within minutes to the Marina District, The Delaware Bay and downtown Cape May. Features include tiled foyer, living room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace, sunroom with vaulted ceiling, private master suite with tiled bathroom and walk in closet, two guest bedrooms, hallway bathroom, laundry room, oversized two car garage, rear deck with hot tub, enclosed outdoor shower and sprinkler system. $389,900

A home for all seasons in Cape May Estates. A first floor suite is perfect for parents, guests or a nanny. Great room, gourmet cooks’s kitchen, formal dining room, and library/office. The second floor Master Suite offers vaulted ceilings, whirlpool, walk in shower, gas fireplace, walk in closets, balcony overlooking the gardens. The other bedrooms are all oversized. Other luxe features of this home include 17’ Ceilings, Sky Lights, Hardwood Floors, Central Vacuum, Full basement and 3 car garage. $769,000

To be constructed in the Tranquility subdivision bordering the Cape May canal. This tri-level home offers 1,978 square feet of living space. The ground level starts with a two bay garage. The next level has the living room, family room, kitchen, breakfast nook and dining room. A half bath and laundry facilities are tucked into the corner near the staircase. The thrid floor has three bedrooms, one a master suite, and a loft overlooking the living room. $359,900

Yes you can own a home on the island for under $300,000. This 2 bedroom 2 bath home is just minutes to the Cape May beach. The large master bedroom with adjoining office leaves plenty of room to add a 3rd bedroom. There is a canopied deck overlooking the backyardwith mature shrubbery. This is perfect for your summer get-aways or as an income producing vacation rental. $299,900.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300 107 Frances Avenue, Villas Charming 2 BR/1 BA home situated in a neighborhood that is within close proximity to The Bay. $219,500

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

211 Harvard Avenue, Cape May Point 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath single family, Sleeps 8. $1600-$3350 per week. 919 Stockton Avenue, Cape May Single family, sleeps 24. Nine bedrooms, Three and a half baths. $3000-$5500 per week. Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty 1159 Washington Street, Cape May 609-884-3332, 42 Jackson Street, Unit 1, Cape May 2 BR/1 BA Victorian condo close to Washington Street mall and one block from the beach. Sleeps 6. $1700-$2100/week.

129 Race Track Dr., Townbank Renovated 4 BR/1 BA cottage within close proximity to The Delaware Bay on a mature tree-lined street! $234,900

1240 Delaware Avenue, Cape May 3 BR/1.5 BA home close to beaches and downtown. Sleeps 8. $1200-$1700/week.

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

Desatnick Real Estate, LLC 324 Carpenter’s Lane, Suite 2C, Cape May 884.1300, 105 Texas Avenue Villas Two bedrooms, one bath and a tv room. Propane heat and central air. $925 a month + utilities. Theresa Senico Apex Realty 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ 08251 (609) 408-4655

311 knox avenue Cape May point $650,000

204 Cape Meadows Cape May $425,000.

233 Capehart Lane, Cape May - 2 story front home – 2 brms., 1 bath, a/c, internet, sleeps 6, $1,250-$1,950/week. Rear cottage, 1 brm., 1 bath, sleeps 2 - $875-$1,350 week. 1506 New Jersey Ave., unit #1, Cape May Beachblock, 5 brms., 4 baths, sleeps 10, w/d, central a/c, internet, $3,100 - $4,600/week. Coldwell Banker Sol Needles 512 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (609) 884-8428 •

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

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


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

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

902 Lafayette Street, Cape May Beautifully Updated 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Condo. Will meet all of your vacation needs, Walking distance to Beach, Shopping, & Restaurant.Amenities includes outdoor shower, BBQ, decks & parking. Call Heijung for availability at 609-602-8641 Heijung Park-Colameco, Broker Associate Jersey Cape Realty, 739 Washington St., Cape May • 609-884-5800 1301 New York Avenue, Cape May 4br, 2.5ba, w/d, d/w, cac, internet, sleeps 8 Low $1800/High $2500 509 Ocean Avenue, Cape May Point 3br, 1ba, w/d, d/w, cac, sleeps 6 Low $1000/High $2100 Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street, Cape May (609) 884-5800 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. Tolz Realtors 1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-7001, 216 Fifth Avenue, West Cape May Sleeps 10, 4 Bedrooms Off Season nightly rates 803 St James Place. Cape May Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms Off Season nightly rates Wilsey Realty 501 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-1007 118 Emerald Avenue, West Cape May Yr Rd 2 bedroom, 1 bath second floor apt. with off street parking. $1100/mo plus utilities. 1287 Wilson Drive, Cold Spring Yr Rd 1 bedroom, 1 bath located in the marina district. $900/mo plus utilities. Homestead Real Estate 846 Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-1888 •

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

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

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

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

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Vol. 9, No. 45 - Thursday, December 15, 2011  
Vol. 9, No. 45 - Thursday, December 15, 2011  

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