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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Wednesday, March 16, 2011 ¯ Vol. 9, No. 6 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

Chowing Down At The Chili And Chowder Challenge

Lower Bayshore Caring Community gathered around the giant chef’s head with their tasting cups in hand – more on pages 3-16. Aleksey Moryakov

THIS WEEK...

Foodies: Get Ready For Cape May Forum

It’s The Potato Issue!

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Wild Game Dinner At Harbor View

Pages 17-22

From The HeART Fundraiser

Pages 81-84


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The Almanac thursdAY March 17 Mostly sunny

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monDAY March 21 Showers

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

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


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3/12: The Cape May Chili And Chowder Challenge At Congress Hall

Judy and Gregg Zahora

Jason and Debbie Krobatsch

Don and Marianne Controy

Wanda Randle, Stephanie Turner

Bonnie and Bob Lindaw

Craig and Gail Fitz

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LUCKY BONES

s for Join U ’s y St. Patt Day!

BACKWATER GRILLE

St. Patrick’s Day Simo & Dobbs live 4-7pm $9.95 Corned Beef & Cabbage $1 Off Guinness

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily from 11am Sunday Breakfast from 9am

Lunch • Dinner Thin Crust Brick-Oven Pizza

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


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®

WEDNESDAY SPECIAL march 16 ONLY Fried SHRIMP PLATTER ...... $5.95 each

Abigail, Allison andLeslie McMahon

Served with French fries or baked potato & coleslaw

FISH MARKET SPECIALS fri., march 18 tHRU sun., march 20

our own conch chowder .................. $5.50 pint

TAKE-OUT SPECIALS

friday, March 18 & sat., March 19 Appetizer Special .......................................................... $7.95 Oysters Rockefeller Fried OYSTER PLATTER ................................................ $9.95 Served with Mac & Cheese and Stewed Tomatoes. Broiled salmon PLATTER ............................................................. $8.95 Served with baked potato or French fries and coleslaw.

Sara Owen, Isaac Kasper, Chelsea and Matthew Mitschele

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SUNDAY, march 20 Fried or Broiled SEAFOOD COMBO ........................ $12.95 Shrimp, scallops, filet of fish & deviled clam Served with French fries or baked potato & cole slaw.

Fisherman’s Wharf ª Cape May

609-884-3064 www.thelobsterhouse.com Call Ahead & We’ll HaveIt Waiting For You! Doreen, John


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St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 17 5 Hour Jones Live 7pm-? Green Beer Specials - Guinness - Car Bombs Irish Whiskey - Irish Fare Always the BEST St. Patrick’s Day Party in town! Specials Available All Weekend Long! Wednesday, March 16

Karaoke w/ Jimmy J

Friday, March 18

The Loop

Saturday, March 19

Evolution

Tuesday, March 22

DJ Jon K $2 Miller Lites

OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM-2AM YEAR ROUND!

(609) 884-3459

426 Washington Street Mall, Cape May

Try Our $10.99 Entree Menu!


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Rick, John

Elder Masters, Elder Bluth

Sue Witt, Linda Toscano

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

y That p p a H s would be ’ k c i r t THURSDAY St. Paay! March 17th! D DRINK & Eat Til Yer IRISH!!!

Corn Beef N’ Cabbage • Guinness • Car Bombs Irish Kisses (…you’ll love them...)

Police & Fire IRISH Bagpipe Brigade

St Patti’s Day Irish Fare Specials Corn Beef/Ham Cabbage Red Skins

12th Year Anniversary - The Tradition Continues!!! The Pipes start at 3:15 PM !

Best Wings & Great Specials 

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


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Book Your 2011 Private Party! Wedding Receptions Rehearsal Dinners Birthdays Baby & Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

Rick

Opening Friday, April 8 Reserve Now for Easter Brunch! Gift Certificates Available Beach Avenue & Howard Street at the Hotel Macomber

(609) 884 8811

www.unionparkdiningroom.com

Chris, Doreen, Jim

Jesse, Lucas, Jeremy


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re-Opening april 1

Serving Dinner from 5pm Friday and Saturday

Harold and Margaret Carty, Janet and Rich Shriver

Reserve Your Private Party for 2011 Rehearsal Dinners Reunions Baby Showers Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

Coleen Merlle, Kirsten George, Sammie Curtis, Nancy George

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

www.cucinarosa.com

Linda Corcoran, Elder Masters, Ed Rogers, Elder Bluth


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Jane and Don Wood

Sharon and Joe Knizeski

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• Win Prizes In Our Luck of the Irish Scavenger Hunt • Avalon Police Bagpipe Brigade • $5 Jameson Shots & Mickey Finn Martinis • $3 Guinness Pints • Guinness Irish Stew Dinner Special • DJ Mikey D BEACH BAR AND GRILL At the corner of Beach Ave. & Decatur Street www.CabanasOnTheBeach.com www.facebook.com/CabanasOnTheBeach


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We Are Open During the Elmira Street Construction!

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½ sandwich and cup of Depot soup combo!

hours of operation Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm closed Sundays (for now) Check us out on facebook or call 609-884-8030 for our daily specials featuring The Depot’s popular homemade soups, salad selections, house roasted meats and local seafood specials Talk to us about planning your next catered event!

Nancy Richards, Walt Byrne, Cheri Douvris, Michael Daley

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

Dinner from 5pm • Thursday thru Sunday

upcoming chef demos

Michael, Craig, Felicia

Rocky Fino - Thursday, March 31 • 6:30pm Author of Will Cook for Sex Again, Again & Again Dave Martin of Top Chef Friday, April 8 • 6:30pm

Chef Demos are $40 per person Reserve Early - Space is Limited! 416 Broadway, West Cape May6609-898-1555

Jim and Betty Moffatt, Lou Riccio, Glen Malone


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Cat Cronin

Kathleen Angela

Jeremy, Lucas

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at 7 ocean

Authentic Italian Cuisine

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

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Opening for Singer Songwriter Weekend Friday, March 25 - Dinner starting at 5pm Saturday, March 26 - Breakfast from 8 to 12 Dinner starting at 5pm Sunday, March 27 - Breakfast from 8 to 12.

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

opening daily for the season friday, april 1 at 5pm

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


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The Police Blotter

san francisico, CA: Court documents indicate Terry Helbig had an IQ of between 60 and 72, which classifies him as mentally challenged. However, over the course of several years he amassed a collection of stolen art valued at more than $200,000.

Classic Quotations Mid Atlantic Center For The Arts And Humanities

A Story From The Past My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. – Oprah Winfrey The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato – the best part is under ground. – Thomas Overbury Usually I trundle about in trainers and baggy jeans, looking about as attractive as a potato.– Gail Porter How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners and instant cameras teach patience to its young? – Paul Sweeney Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes. – Louisa May Alcott

In 1878, construction began on one of Cape May’s most widely recognized mansions, the Emlen Physick Estate. The home was built by Dr Physick, who purchased an area of swampland on the eastern end of Washington Street with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. At the time the home was built, that entire area of the island was barren and powerful storms brought the ocean all the way to the edge of Dr Physick’s property. – Ben Miller

Facebook Mystery Contest

Weird Word Of The Week

Oomycete These are a distinct lineage of fungus-like organisms, arguably the most famous of which is Phytophthora infestans, otherwise known as Potato Blight, which caused the Great Irish Famine.

KNOW your way around Cape May? Think of yourself as the observant type? Feast your eyes on the photograph above, prepared by our resident cryptographer Dan Mathers. If you think you know this cute little antique shop, then you have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to spend at a local business. Go to the Exit Zero Facebook page before Monday for a full-size, full-color photo and instructions on how to enter – follow the instructions carefully. And, don’t worry if you have never used Facebook before – it’s easy! Just ask your six-yearold nephew. To enter, look for the mystery photo at www.facebook.com/exitzeropublishing. Good luck!

Random Fact Of The Week

In 1802 President Thomas Jefferson offered his guests at the White House “potatoes served in the French style.” Although in the early 20th century “French-fried” often simply meant deep-fried, it is thought that Thomas Jefferson might be responsible for the name “French fry.”

Fortune Cookie Of The Week J It’s tough to be fascinating. 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 the house mei fun and teriyaki 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

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his past weekend was the Cape May Chili and Chowder Challenge at Congress Hall, and according to John Cooke, one of the event’s organizers and the chamber of commerce president, many of you were in attendance. “The event exceeded our expectations,” John said, “The turnout was enormous. We had more than 100 people there in the first hour, and we were only expecting to get a trickle of folks at first. One family came to Cape May from Princeton solely to come to this event.” The event had four categories: professional chili, professional chowder, amateur chili and amateur chowder. Taking home the prize for Best Professional Chef Chowder was Depot Market’s Chris Shriver. What set his chowder apart? “It was a roasted garlic, spinach clam chowder. Those three ingredients blend so well together, and the combination of them is what sets the soup apart. I also used locally sourced clams from the LaMonica family,” said Chris. “I entered that recipe in a seafood festival 13 years ago and it won. At Depot Market we have great, homemade products and soup is one of the things we are known for.” Zoe’s own Don Wood was deemed the winner of Best Professional Chef Chili and was even willing to share his winning technique. “I use sweet Italian sausage and ground chuck. I also use a mix of beans rather than just one type of bean and a lot of fresh herbs which makes a difference. And, I’m not a big spice person – it’s more

Cape May is ranked in good company with such world-renowned US destinations as Telluride, Colorado and Carmel, California. So best foot forward for the coming season, everyone – it’s onward and upward to number one from here. It’s time to shake off that wintertime lethargy, folks. Cape May is bubbling with activity over the next few weeks. If you’re of the musical persuasion then you’ll want to attend the Mayes Duo performance, scheduled for March 20 in the beautiful Southern Mansion on Washington Street. This ensemble will play a range of guitar pieces featuring well-known composers like Scarlatti and esoteric artists like Ourkouzounov. Never heard of him? Get yourself to this concert and you will! Check page 35 for more details. How about a little song and dance? Don’t miss LCMR High School’s production of Me and My Girl, a Pygmalion-style musical comedy about a Cockney bloke who’s asked to sacrifice his love interest for a life in high society. Zac LaTorre plays the bloke and Susie Booth is the love interest. For more details, consult our article on page 28. If you’re feeling a bit peckish after the winter hibernation, prepare yourself for Cape May Forum’s first event in anticipation of their summer programming. On April 2 you can attend “Making A Living Making Food,” a combined food expo and marketplace where you can have your fill (or fill your grocery bag) with farm-fresh produce, homemade goods and more. If all that food has only piqued your appetite, make a reservation for the Slow Food Dinner that follows, where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal and a cash wine bar from Cape May Winery. For more details, consult our article on page 15.

about the f lavor than the heat. I don’t use chili powders, so my chili doesn’t have that cheap, chili-powder taste.” Although the chili is not on Zoe’s regular menu, Don assured us that it will be available as a special during the spring and fall. Jim Cutshall and Rick Hubbs also deserve recognition for their winning entries in Best Home Chef Chowder and Best Home Chef Chili respectively. If you missed the competition, don’t fret too much, you’ll have a chance to try it out next year. “We are already working on plans to make next year’s even larger,” John said. Another good bit of news from the world wide web regarding our beautiful little town: Cape May was ranked 5th on Trip Advisor’s list of “Top 10 Charming Small Towns in the US” last week – not that those of us who live and vacation here didn’t know that already. Trip Advisor is the world’s largest travel site, so this is a pretty big deal. All of its reviews are written by travel consumers, so this accolade is not being handed down from some snooty travel professional – it’s coming straight from the horses’ mouths, so to speak.

Dinner - Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun Breakfast & Lunch - Fri, Sat & Sun Breakfast - Mon - Thurs

LIVE MUSIC!! Friday, March 18 Jay Bethel

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

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

Saturday, March 19 Blondage AT THE CARROLL VILLA HOTEL

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


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Seaside Cheese Co.

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mortadella

Mortadella is a large Italian sausage or cold cut made of finely ground heat-cured pork. It is delicately flavored with spices, including whole or ground black pepper, myrtle berries, nutmeg, coriander and pistachios.

Mae Doemling, Coleen Merlie

600 PARK BOULEVARD WEST CAPE MAY • 884-8700 

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501 Beach Ave  Cape May 1ST FL THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE HOTEL

DINNER Fri- Mon - 4 -10 pm Happy Hour 4 -6 pm SUN D PUB til 11 pm A $5 TA Y CO B T U A F S F ET FRI &

OfEf 10% T IR OUR EN Y

B ILL D INN E R AD IS W IT H T H / 20 3 Exp:

Maddy George, Kirsten George, Mae Doemling, Coleen Merlie

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609.884.3500

Cat, Whitney, Heather


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Making A Living Making Food

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Cape May Forum offers an event that’s tasty AND educational this April

f there’s one thing that is not in short supply in Cape May, it’s folks who make their living in the food industry. How timely, then, for the fine folks of Cape May Forum: Chautauqua at the Shore to present the very first food expo and marketplace, Making a Living Making Food, scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 3-6 pm at Star of the Sea Parish Hall. The event will feature 30 vendors offering farm-raised products and handmade goods. The expo and marketplace will feature a wide variety of products from baked goods to wines, honey, handcrafted products and much more. There will also be how-to panels on starting a home business, a resource table and authors and local artists who celebrate the culture of food. It will be an afternoon featuring new and unique products, relaxed educational opportunities and entertainment. The expo will be followed by a Slow Food Dinner at 6:30. The cost is $45 per person, and there will be a cash wine bar provided by the lovely people at Cape May

Winery. Reservations and prepaid tickets are strongly recommended – reserve by March 26 for guaranteed seating. All Cape May Forum proceeds from this event will go to support their upcoming Chautauqua at the Shore program of speakers and workshops, “Guess What’s Coming for Dinner? The Politics of Food in the 21st Century.” That event is scheduled to run in Cape May from September 15-25. Cape May Forum: Chautauqua at the Shore, is a non-profit organization founded

in 2009 and modeled after the Chautauqua Institute in New York. Cape May Forum provides an annual forum where creative artists, speakers, events and courses are presented with the intent to enhance the Cape May experience for residents and visitors, and to attract newcomers to Cape May. The program showcases the existing cultural, artistic, educational and recreational aspects of the community. For more information, call (609) 7702626, or email info@capemayforum.com.

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

1301 Beach Avenue • Cape May, NJ • 609.884.9090 • petershieldsinn.com


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John Siuta, Danny Amado

Anthony, Doreen

Whitney, Geoff

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Harbor View Restaurant, Bar & Marina Open Thursday thru Sunday for Lunch & Dinner Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday

954 Ocean Drive, Cape May • 609-884-5444 Between

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CLIPPER SHIP PUB

Dinner from 5pm on Friday, Saturday & Holiday Sundays Early Dinner Specials • 5-6pm • $21.95 1/2 PRICE RAW BAR ITEMS • 5-6pm in the Pub Only Sports TV in The Clipper Ship Pub George Karavan at the Baby Grand on Saturday Night

Affordable Pub Menu Available! Bob and Linda Steenrod

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

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

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

A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma

Belly Buster Specials

Mary Ann and Jay Gorrick

Available all day 8-2:30 Mon - Fri

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Burrito 3 Breakfast w/ home fries

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

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Cake Platter 5 Crab w/ fries and coleslaw

$6.50

Platter 4 Fish w/ fries and coleslaw

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

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

Mary, Chris and Sandy Stewart

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


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Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant

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Serving Dinner From 5pm Friday and Saturday

Great Menu New Martinis Delicious Desserts Fresh seafood • Tasty steaks • Copper-top bar Bottle & draft beer • Free parking

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

RENT ME! $70 PER WEEK Contact Jason 770-8479 or jason@exitzero.us

Susan, David and a friend


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Tasting Room - Open Daily 12-5pm Winery Tours - Saturdays at 3pm Merlot • Syrah • Blush Chardonnay • Port • Blush Pinot Noir • Apple • Red Reserve Cape May chicks

Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets Saturday March 19th: In honor of St. Patrick's Day for wine & cheese Lovers we will be offering Irish cheeses for sample and purchase from The Seaside Cheese Company from noon until 4 pm

Bob, Jim

(609) 884-1169

711 Townbank Road, North Cape May

John and Shawne Linnington

www.capemaywinery.com


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Serving Dinner from 5pm Friday & Saturday

Merrill, Aurora, Liz

(609) 898-0100

1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May Southern Italian, Seafood & Steaks, Pasta, Veal & Chicken

ODMOTHERS Opening for the Season Friday, March 18

Nancy Robbin, Donna and Dave Scott

Dinner from 5pm • Friday & Saturday Broadway & Sunset ~ 884-4543

Ron Robbin, Edie Cannon, Dave Guy


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

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

Aleathea’s 7 Ocean Street, (609) 884-5555, Ext. 226 www.innofcapemay.com

This fine restaurant is closed for the 2010 season but will re-open on Friday, April 1 for the season.

B, L, D

Avalon coffee 7 Gurney Street, Cape May, 898-8088, www.avaloncoffeecompany.com

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

B, L

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

N/A

NO

YES

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

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

D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

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

B, L

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

BYOB

NO

YES

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

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

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$15-$28 Cards: V, MC

BYOB

YES

NO

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

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

B, L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

brown room 251 Beach Avenue, (609) 884-8421 congresshall.com

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

D

V, MC, AE, D

FULL BAR

N/A

NO

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

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

L, D

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

FULL BAR

YES

YES

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

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

Winery

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

WINERY

N/A

NO

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

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

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

Copper Fish 416 Broadway, West Cape May (609) 898-1555

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

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YES

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

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

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BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

L, D

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

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

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NO

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2/21: Wild Game Dinner At Harbor View Restaurant

Irene, Aurora

Paul and Doreen Callattan

Barry and Sandra Gilbert

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


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

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

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

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

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

BAR

YES

NO

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

The opening of Gecko’s always signals a change of season in Cape May. Superb southwestern food. Opening March 24

L, D

$8-$24

BYOB

YES

YES

harbor view 954 Ocean Drive 884-5444 harborviewcapemay.com

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

B, L, D

$6-$30 V, MC

BAR

NO

YES

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

Excellent downhome Italian food, reasonably priced and great for a family dinner. Opening Friday, March 18.

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BYOB

YES

YES

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

Open daily 12–5pm for wine tasting, wine by the glass, gourmet cheese plates and wine pairing dinners.

Winery

V, MC, AE, D

Winery

NO

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harrY’s Madison & Beach Avenue (609) 884-6113, harryscapemay.com

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

For tables of eight or more

YES

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

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

B, L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

magnolia room 301 Howard Street (609) 884-8409, chalfonte.com

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

B, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

marie nicole’s 9510 Pacific, Wildwood Crest (609) 522-5425 www.marienicoles.com

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

D

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BAR

YES

NO

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

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

B, D

$4-$22 V, MC, AE

BAR

NO

YES

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.

D

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BAR

YES

NO

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

Julia Koliadintseve, 24, hostess at Elaine’s, Cape May. Shirt from H&M, pants from Guess, footwear from Bearfeet, jewelry from Guess.

Cindy Bilbao, 45, homemaker, Mohnton, PA. Jacket and pants from Cabela’s, footwear from Nike, earrings from Making Waves, bag from Rosetti.

Taylor Bilbao, 11, student, Mohnton, PA. Jacket and pants from Aeropostale, footwear from Nike, hat from Cabela’s, scarf from Sunset Beach Gift Shop.

Gianna Cole, 7, student, Villas, NJ. Shirt from Faded Glory, pants from LEI, footwear from Nike.

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

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

FAKE AD CONTEST

Somewhere in this paper is a fake ad!

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

But be aware as it may be a real business in our area, but the product or service will not be real... Check closely! This Week’s Prizes: aleathea’s • marq’s pub • italian garden

CONTEST answerS February 23 issue Clip Art answer: Page 83 - Coastline Realty Ad FAKE AD answer: Page 59 - Oscar Ad

Actual Size Shown Here:

This Week’s Prizes: cabanas • bay springs farm alpacas across the way

When you find the answer(s)... enter by one of these ways: 1. E-mail your name and address along with the answer to: jason@exitzero.us 2. Mail us your name, address, and answer(s) on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper to: Exit Zero Publishing, 109 Sunset Boulevard, Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Entries Deadline Date: Tuesday, March 29. Draw Date: Wednesday, March 30. One entry per address or email address. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

CONTEST WINNERS February 23 issue Clip Art Winner Barbara Maher FAKE AD WINNERS: Heather Watson


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

Meals served

Price range of entrées

Bar or BYOB?

Should I book?

Food for kids?

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

The dim, amber lighting, dark wooden bar, period fittings and classy staff give a special ambience. Opening March 17

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

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

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

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

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BAR

YES

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

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

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NO

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

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

L, D

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

BAR

YES

YES

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rio station 3505 Route 9 SouthRio Grande (609) 889-2000

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

L, D

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

BAR

YES

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

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

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

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

B, L, D

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

BYOB

YES

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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.

L, D

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

BAR

NO

YES

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

Reliably-excellent food – there is a reason why people wait... excellent breakfasts. Opening March 17.

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$4-$9

BYOB

NO

YES

union park Beach Avenue & Howard, (609) 884-8811, unionparkdiningroom.com

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

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BYOB

YES

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

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

L, D

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

BYOB

YES

YES

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

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

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

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

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Ocean View FAMILY RESTAURANT

2/19: Jersey Cape Realty Cocktail Reception At Osprey Landing photographS by aleksey moryakov

Now Open!!!

Friday & Saturday 7am-9pm Sunday 7am-8pm Lucille Doherty, Mary B, Dennis Doherty

Beach Avenue & Grant Street, Cape May 884-3772 • www.oceanviewrestaurant.com

Uncle Bill’s & FAMILY RESTAURANT

Kathy Wilkinson, Henry and Dee Lanzalotti

opening St. Patrick’s thursday, March 17!

BEACH AVENUE & PERRY STREET, CAPE MAY (609) 884-7199

Bub, Cathi, Ruthie, Joe


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

Thursday MARCH 17th THE

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Ri O’Station Authentic Irish Fare

with Guiness Stew, Corned Beef Irish Cocktails Guiness-on-Tap Irish Desserts

609-889-2000

Name: Alex Hamilton. Workplace: All Irish Imports. Age: Twenty-eight. Hometown: Sea Isle City. How long have you been here? Five years. Best thing about the job: The customers, for sure. I have great bosses, I like the employee discount and it’s great to have yearround employment. What do you recommend here? The clothes are great and I especially like the variety of T-shirts we have here. What’s your other dream job? I don’t know, I never really thought about that. Probably something to do with working with animals – I just love them. Favorite thing about Cape May: I would say definitely the quaintness of it. There is not nearly as much charm in Sea Isle as there is here in Cape May. Interview by Kate Chadwick


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Opening for the season Thursday, March 24

From Cockney Kid To Genuine Gentleman LCMR High School presents “Me and My Girl”

LUNCH & DINNER

SEAFOOD • STEAKS COCKTAILS

St. Patrick’s Weekend Join us on for

Kids’ Menu

Great Irish Specials on March 17 and all weekend long! Local Talent Playing on St. Patty’s Day Starting at 3pm

Great Veggie Dishes

Hosted by Barry List of Performers Rose Kelly Barrow MQ Murphy Debra Donahue Jim Kearns James Black & Andy Tom Werkheiser Jim Ross Josh & Andrew Gordon Vincent Bernadette Matthews Carl Behrens Roy Baker Kettle 3 Zack and Evan Joe McLaughlin

Special Guest Jay Bethel

Wednesdays

Early Bird Dinners Served All Night 4pm-closing Family Friendly Trivia Night - 7pm

Fridays - 8pm

Charming Patio

Delicious Desserts

Voted “Best Mexican” NJ Monthly 2009 2002/2005/2006/2007/2008 “Best of the Shore” Philadelphia Magazine 2006

OPEN MIC NIGHT

“Excellent” AC Press 2005

(609) 884-3449 WASHINGTON STREET MALL, cAPE mAY

Carpenter’s Square Mall, Cape May 898-7750

The Talent has been Awesome!

www.pilothousecapemay.com

A 1937 photograph from the original production of “Me and My Girl,” which will show at the high school beginning on March 17.

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he hilarious British import, Me and My Girl, has crossed the pond and will be presented by the talented students of Lower Cape May Regional High School on Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19 at 8pm at The Paul W. Schmidtchen Theatre of the high school in Erma. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, March 20 at 2pm. Me and My Girl is Pygmalion in reverse, where the sole heir of a massive inheritance is a Cockney bloke who must be transformed into a gentleman before he can claim his fortune. Achieving gentleman status also requires an engagement to one Lady Jaqueline Carstone. The problem is that Bill already has an intended, a Cockney lass by the name of Miss Sally Smith. Sally is prepared to leave Bill so that he can claim his rightful place among the gentry, but Bill will have none of it, opting instead to chuck all of those riches for the sake of his girl. Of course, merriment and buffoonery ensue in this wonderfully uplifting

and engaging musical comedy – think Monty Python meets My Fair Lady. “The Lambeth Walk,” “Leaning on the Lamp,” and the title song “Me and My Girl” are a few of the featured musical numbers in the production. The cast includes Zac LaTorre as Bill, the irascible Cockney, Susie Booth as Sally, his love interest and Kyra Adams as Lady Jaqueline. Other cast members include Chucky Nagel, Steven Church Jr, Nismah Osman, Brian Bienko, Monty LoSasso and Stephanie Harron. The principal dancers are Carly Acardi, Andrea Bispels, Elizabeth Brown, Tara Catanoso, Alaina Fox, Alyssa Fazio, Randi Isenhart and Emily Tomlin. Me and My Girl is produced and directed by Paul J. Mathis through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. of New York. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door prior to the performance. For more information on tickets and showtimes, contact Lower Cape May Regional High School at (609) 884-3475.


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2/19: Jersey Cape Realty Cocktail Reception At Osprey Landing photographS by aleksey moryakov

OPENING MARCH !7, ST. PATRICK’S DAY DID YOU KNOW THE MERION IS THE THE OLDEST IRISH BAR IN CAPE MAY?!

Patrick “Paddy” Collins, original owner, 1885 Heather, Kathy, Nancy

Join us opening night for Irish specials and regular menu, and George Mesterhazy playing “Danny Boy” (‘twill be not a dry eye in the house...) LAST DAY FOR “AFTER THE FIRE” SALE BUY $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR $40 THROUGH

MARCH 16 AT WWW.MERIONINN.COM

BUY 2 AND GET GEORGE MESTERHAZY’S “AFTER THE FIRE” CD FOR FREE! Judy, Diane, Heather

(including “Smoke gets in your eyes:”, “My Old Flame” and “I don’t Want to Set the World on Fire”)

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


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The Exit Zero Random Gift Certificate Giveaway

Chart a course for...

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

Winter Lunch Menu Daily from Noon - 4:00p

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

Breakfast Buffet

Saturday: 8-11 Sunday: 8-Noon

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

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

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

Every week our photographer Danielle O’Neal roams the streets of Cape May on a mission... to give away a $50 gift certificate to spend at a local business. But it’s not quite THAT easy – first, the lucky recipient has to answer three questions related to our issue theme, which this week is all about potatoes. This week’s winner is Amy Sciobuzio, 35, a bus attendant from Marington, New Jersey. We found Kathy on the Washington Street Mall. Here are her answers to our piercing questions: What’s your favorite potato? Brown. Which state produces the most potatoes in the US? Idaho. Have you ever played with Mr Potato Head? Yes!

Oceanfront at 1045 Beach Avenue 609.884.5611 • HemingwaysCapeMay.com

Amy wins a $50 gift certificate to Italian Garden for answering our questions. Congratulations and enjoy! PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIELLE O’NEAL


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2/19: Jersey Cape Realty Cocktail Reception At Osprey Landing

Kathy Wilkinson, Henry Lanzalotti

Mary B, Bill Kocis Jr

Pearl Kocis, Bill Kocis Sr

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

We're Back!! New Cocktails. New Dishes. For your drinking & dining pleasure.

Inspired Mediterranean Cuisine Reservations: 609.884.192

www.MartiniBeachCapeMay.com

Open Fridays & Saturdays, Serving Dinner at 5pm.

Featuring The Herb Moore Duo on Saturday, March 19


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2/19: Jersey Cape Realty Cocktail Reception At Osprey Landing photographS by aleksey moryakov

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

Kim Pray, Anita Kauffeld, Laura Zeitler

Spring Fever menu Available Sunday thru Thursday for entire month of March 5 Courses for $35 AppetizerS

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

SaladS - Caesar or House Lemon sorbet

The Martz Family

Entrees

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

Homemade Dessert

Apple Pie • Bread Pudding • Pound Cake with Fruit Compote

(609) 884-9119 322 Washington Street Mall, Cape May www.tishasfinedining.com Most Major Credit Cards Accepted Patrick O’Connell, Trudi Hathaway, Jack Hathaway, Mary Harvey


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2/19: Jersey Cape Realty Cocktail Reception At Osprey Landing

Bernadette, Mary B

Tom and Heather Shagren

Nicole Palermo, Larry Pray

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

It must be Spring... Whale’s Tale is open DAILY ! 10:00am-5:00pm St. Patrick’s Day & Easter cards, bunnies galore... hop on in!


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3/5: The Robinsons’ Wedding Reception At The Lobster House PHOTOGRAPHS BY Danielle O’Neal

Your St. Patrick’s Day Candy Headquarters! Our Lucky Leprachauns are Hand-Rolling Our Famous Irish Potatoes Fresh Daily!

Tom and Eleanor Chestnut, Marty and Denise Uhlman, Larry and Linda Murdock

Call 1-800-23-FUDGE MODESTLY, WE SAY THAT OURS ARE THE BEST!

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

Gerri, Jeannie, Jerry, and Bob

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

Call 1-800-23-FUDGE Shop online at: www.FudgeKitchens.com Mike Campbell, John and Sue McIntyre, Sue Campbell


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mayes Duo Strums At Southern Mansion

Access to Art presents an eclectic concert of guitar favorites

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Joseph and Kathleen Mayes will play pieces by Zimmerman, Scarlatti and more.

ccess to Art will present a Mayes guitar duo concert with Joseph and Kathleen Mayes at the charming Southern Mansion on March 20 at 2pm at 720 Washington Street. Both Mayes teach at Rowan University, and Kathleen teaches at Burlington County College as well. The concert benefits both the Sam Maitin Summer Chamber Music Series and the Renaissance Festival. Works by Zimmerman, Tesar, Scarlatti, Gagnon, Ourkouzounov, Madriguera and Lecouna will be performed. “We are so glad to be able to work with Rowan University again and to have their generous assistance from their music department,” said Barbara Beitel, Access to Art Director. “We have to begin the long, uphill climb to fund our music festival again this year. Last year was tight, and we did the Renaissance Festival, which was costly and wonderful. So, like the phoenix, we need to rise from the ashes, raise the money, and bring the event to our area again for its 13th year. We invite those who love the Sam Maitin

Music Festival to come out and support us,” Beitel said. Access to Art has presented the Mayes Duo at its Maitin Chamber Music Series twice. Joseph Mayes, who studied with Segovia, also performed on the lute with Dr Bertram Greenspan of Rowan University’s string department, accompanying Dr Bart Singer, who sang Renaissance songs both sad and lusty. Joseph Mayes, who heads the Early Music Department at Rowan, said the two secular genres the Renaissance specialized in were sad and bawdy, and they presented one of each in last year’s first introduction to the Renaissance given by Greenspan. “We had a lot of good feedback on that event. We plan on offering another program with Dr Greenspan in which he will address the flight of Greeks from Turkey, bearing Greek and Latin classics to Italy, where the European Renaissance took on a character of its own,” says Beitel. Tickets for this concert at the Southern Mansion are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. For more information and reservations, call Access to Art at (609) 465-3963.

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Treat Yourself! You Deserve it!

3/5: The Robinsons’ Wedding Reception At The Lobster House PHOTOGRAPHS BY Danielle O’Neal

The blushing bride and her girls SINCE 1972

Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler

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

Exclusive area retailer for Pandora!

CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET Open Every Day Year Round!

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

Coral Quilt Set 100% Cotton Embroidered Quilt & Shams Colors: Blue & Red

Maryann and Albert Lang, Kathy and Craig Smith

2 Pc Twin - $69 3 Pc F/Queen - $89 3 Pc King - $109

March Specials

20% Off every Window Item

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

20% Off every Bedskirt & Sham

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

20% Off every Flannel Sheet item

Sheet sets, flat & fitted size separates and pillowcase pairs!

110 Park Blvd, West Cape May 609.884.3630 • www.capemaylinen.com

Shelley Magan, Stephen VanNatten, Wendy Carnecchia


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3/5: The Robinsons’ Wedding Reception At The Lobster House

David Kaiser and Melissa Starn

Mike and Sharon Urban

Mr and Mrs Kevin Crookston

Bob and Lou Cole

Jess and Joe

Anthony and Debra

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

Cape May’s

Signature Design! The “Must-Have” jewelry item for Cape May locals and loyal visitors.

SPRING TRUNK SHOW & BAG SALE 20% Savings NOW thru Mar. 31st MARCH WEEKEND WORKSHOPS $45 each

Moebius Cowl • Mosaic Knitted Scarf Ruffled Lacy Gloves • Hairpin Lace Shawl Entrelac Hat • Felted Bag

Washington Commons 315 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ

Yarns & Accessories From Around the World open 7 days - Free parking

St. Patrick's Sale! thru March 20

Exclusively at:

The “ORIGINAL” Cape May Destination™ Bracelet

Fiber Arts Yarn Shop

HENRY’S

All Irish Imports

Cape May’s Landmark Jeweler Since 1972 407 Washington St. Mall Cape May, NJ 08204 • 609.884.0334

Henry’s Is Also Your Exclusive Cape May Headquarters for: Get Your Irish Potato Soup!

401 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-4484


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g cape may hoodies and tees hermit crab accessories Cape May mugs, wineglasses, books, tie-dye sweats

Lots Of Laughs At West Cape May Fire Hall

Police Athletic League hosts a night of comedy for a good cause

New Merchandise Arriving Daily

Open All Weekend! OCEAN AVENUE & WASHINGTON STREET behind the Horse & Carriage! (609) 884-9032 • www.celebratecapemay.com

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

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

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

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

Debbie & Mike Downes

Cape Winds

Florist & Gift Shop

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

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

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

860 Broadway (Broadway & Stimpson Lane) West Cape May NJ 08204 609-884-1865 • 609-884-2602 Fax email: capewindsflorist@verizon.net www.capemayflowers.com

Antiques Emporia New Dealers & New Merchandise Mosaics • Fused Glass Works Cape May Diamond Jewelry Comic Books • Glassware • Vintage Clothing Linens • Old LP’s • Sports Memorabilia 405 W. Perry Street, Cape May • (609) 898-3332

Angel Salazar will be one of the comedians featured at PAL’s Comedy Night Social.

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he Police Athletic League will host a Comedy Night Social on March 25 from 7-10pm at the West Cape May Fire Hall. We spoke with the event coordinator, Officer Tony Genaro, who tells us this has been a sell-out event for the organization for the past several years. “I wanted to do something different from the usual beefand-beer fundraiser,” Officer Genaro said. “The first year was a little rough. It was held in the old convention center, and I was using a different booking agency back then. I got five comedians for $1,000. The lesson there: you get what you pay for – it was terrible. There’s nothing worse than 300 people in one room, not laughing. Now I pay more money for fewer comics, but these guys are professionals, so it’s worth it. This year we have Angel Salazar and Bill Garagan. Not only do you get a bunch of people together for a great cause, but there’s a certain electricity in the room when everyone is laughing, so that’s a bonus. Plus, Lucky Bones is providing the food,

beer and wine, and they always do such a great job for us.” Tickets for the event are $35 online, $40 at the door, and Tony wanted to stress that tickets to this year’s event are only available online. “I’ve got a small number set aside to have available at the door this year, but I want to make sure that people understand I’m not walking around with a bunch of these tickets. They’ll have to go online to get them.” You can purchase those tickets at www. capemaypal.eventbrite.com. And it’s for a great cause. The Cape May Police Athletic League supports several programs for over 100 area kids, including summer and winter basketball teams, as well as sponsoring such events as National Night Out each August and the annual Christmas season toy drive. Get yourself a ticket and enjoy a night of socializing with your neighbors while enjoying Lucky Bones food and Borgata-level entertainment without the long drive – most definitely a bargain. Questions? Call Officer Tony at 609-884-9518 or email pal@capemaycity.com.


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The Old Fogey

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that year’s glorious crop, of course, but the stunted specimen they managed to escape with gave them the basic, if degenerate, blueprint for a tiny, tasteless relative of the maytato, which they unimaginatively named the potato. More tragic was the ensuing potato blight that a.) filled this fine nation with rowdy, red-haired Irishmen, and b.) decimated our own splendid tubers when they brought the blight over on their ill-fitting, clod-clogged boots. I remember the sum-

mer the crops failed and the price of a maytato went from ten guineas to a thousand pounds. The last maytato banquet in Cape May was in the D’Catur Mansion, where 100 guests met to salute and consume a 300-lb beauty garnished with radishes, butter and bitter tears. Of course, the humble potato recovered where the maytato did not, and I can still hardly bear to look at, never mind touch, one of those hand-sized, dull little beasts that pile up in vegetable stands. Still, what I can now reveal is that we managed to quarantine just one pure, untouched specimen, free of the blight and the touch of Irishmen, and it lies in a sealed, climate-controlled room beneath the Mansion under 24-hour guard. Some day soon we will finish the cloning process (as soon as I have made ten copies of Young Albert, as part of my plan for a pack of hyper-intelligent Yorkshire terriers, in case of civil disorder, and to keep the annual shoebie inf lux under control) and once again, the world will tremble at the name of the Cape Maytato.

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have always struggled with language barriers. Once, in Australia, I called myself a dirty blonde in front of a group of rugby players. It didn’t take long for me to realize that, Down Under, there’s only one kind of dirty blonde, and hair color has little to do with it. I took Latin in college, and only passed because my professor pitied my utter inability to grasp the ablative case. But whenever I’ve traveled or studied a second language, I’ve prepared myself for misunderstandings. What I’ve never prepared myself for is trouble communicating in Cape May. Yet, at the restaurant where I work, the native tongue can be as nuanced as any ablative case I’ve ever studied. “Eighty-six calamari!” the chef shouted to me my first day on the job. “Uh-oh,” I thought, “did I accidentally order eighty-six calamari dishes?” Or maybe, I considered, eighty-six refers to the kind of calamari the restaurant carries. I imagined saying: “Eighty-six calamari is the special tonight, folks,” and “Quite a delicacy, that eighty-six calamari is.”

I didn’t realize that to “eighty-six” an item means to run out of it… until I went ahead and ordered another calamari from the kitchen. This prompted all sorts of words, most of them four letters long, that I had no trouble understanding. This first week on the job, I also learned that “on the f ly” (A f ly? Where?!) means to hurry it up. And I learned that “Fire!” (A fire? Where?!) means to go ahead and start cooking a table’s next course. I learned that “the f loor,” refers to the dining room, “order fire,” refers to a one-course ticket, and “in the weeds,” refers to a server or cook who’s more busy than he can reasonably handle. I learned that a food runner, if he’s male, is

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almost always called Susy or Betty or some other feminine name with a ‘y’ on the end, but only if the cooks like him. After a few weeks, I felt as though I’d gotten a handle on the back-of-house (kitchen) lingo. Surprisingly, it was the language of the dining room that took a bit longer to decode. For example, if a customer promises a server that he’ll “take care of her,” this means he’ll be tipping no more than seven percent. If he orders his steak “somewhere between pretty cooked and mostly cooked,” he wants it dead (kitchen-speak for “very well done”). And if he holds up his table long after his bill is paid, he is what we in the business refer to as “camping.” But not all restaurant lingo has left me befuddled during my serving career. There are some phrases, I’m proud to say, I’ve never had trouble understanding. “Ready for your shift-drink?” the chef asked me at the end of my first exhausting Saturday night on the f loor. “Now,” I thought, gladly taking a Heineken from his outstretched hand, “you’re speaking my language.”

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Cape May Must Haves

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

St Paddy’s Day Gear From All Irish Imports

Irish Potatoes From The Fudge Kitchen

Horseshoe Crab Hoodie From Flying Fish

It’s just silly to write about must-haves this week without including All Irish Imports – quite possibly even illegal. They’ve got everything you need to celebrate the one day a year that everyone is Irish. Look for green sequined baseball caps, Irish socks, scarves, and collars and leashes for the pets. 401 Lafayette Street, 609-884-4484, www. allirishimports.com.

Okay, so these little nuggets aren’t exactly Irish and contain no potato whatsoever, but they look like spuds and boy are they delicious! The Original Fudge Kitchen will mail them to your favorite leprechaun anywhere in the United States for the low, low price of $19.95, or just stop in at either location and pick some up for $11.50 a pound. 800-23FUDGE, www.fudgekitchens.com.

Get your green on with the assistance of our friends at the Flying Fish Studio. These way-cool hoodies are just the thing for the wearing of the green if you’re not the sequined-baseball-cap-wearing type of leprechaun. Even better, these sweatshirts are available in kids’ sizes for $20, adults for $25. 130 Park Boulevard, 609-884-2760, www. theflyingfishstudio.com.

Greenery From Kate’s Flowers

Irish Cheese From Seaside Cheese

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Get those Irish eyes smiling with a lovely bouquet from the crew over at Kate’s Flower Shop. Check out this lovely arrangement, featuring daffodils from the River Shannon. And of course they’ll have your green carnations and your beautiful Bells of Ireland just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day. 600 Park Boulevard, 609-884-6181, www.katesflowershop.com.

You need something to nibble on while drinking all that green beer – how about some Irish cheese? That’s right – we said Irish cheese. We sampled this lovely Cahill Porter Cow’s Milk Irish Cheddar, made with Guinness Stout, available from our favorite cheese purveyors at Seaside Cheese Company. 600 Park Boulevard, 609-884-8700, www.seasidecheesecompany.com.

You say you’re not the green beer type? Get over to Cape May Winery and pick up some of their award-winning elixirs. We checked with the winemaker, who says their barrelfermented Chardonnay, their Isaac Smith Red Reserve or the Isaac Smith Port will pair nicely with cheeses. Sample for yourself, every day! 711 Townbank Road, 609-884-1169, www.capemaywinery.com.


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he Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manners of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to info@exitzero.us. Dear Answer Lady I love my other half to pieces – she’s an awesome wife and a great mom, but she dresses like a 12-year-old boy. How do I get her to spice it up without getting my butt handed to me? – Need My Butt Dear Butt It can’t be done, but thank you for writing! The Answer Lady jests, of course. Your wife’s suspicions will definitely be aroused if you suddenly start accompanying her when she shops for clothes if you’ve never been in the habit of doing so before. A safer bet may be to present her with a gift certificate from Caroline Boutique. Even if your beloved has no sartorial sense whatsoever, the staff at Caroline is so fashionforward that it will be a breeze for even the most vogue-challenged ladies among us – and the Answer Lady includes herself in

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that group. By the way, gentle reader, what are you wearing right now? You may want to peruse the contents of your own closet before you try to remedy the wife’s wardrobe. It’s not fair to throw stones from the comfort of one’s glass house. Dear Answer Lady I’m a senior in high school, and I’ve been wondering – how do I get my girlfriend’s dad to like me? – Chuck Dear Chuck It can’t be done, but thank you for writ-

ing! Again, the Answer Lady jests, but my goodness, she is being pelted with difficult questions today! In a way, though, it really can’t be done – your girlfriend’s father will never fully embrace the gentleman who will potentially take his little girl away from him, as much as he may grow to love you. Also, there are some things that you may never be able to overcome – any prejudices he may have, for instance – you’re Irish, he’s not, or the other way around. So where does that leave us? We address the things we can. For heaven’s sake, dress yourself presentably – by your parents’ standards, not your friends’ – stand up straight, make eye contact, have a decent handshake, and, above all else, MIND YOUR MANNERS. “Please,” “thank you,” “yes, sir,” “no, sir,” – these words will go a long way in making a good impression on your elders – as bizarre and alien as they may be to you at this point in your life (the words – not the elders. Okay, both. Oh, never mind.) And the Answer Lady needn’t remind you that you must treat his precious child like the treasure that she is, correct?


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

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

CAPE MAY linen outlet 110 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-3630 www.capemaylinen.com

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

ALL IRISH IMPORTS 401 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-4484 www.allirishimports.com

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

cape may sports memorabilia 405 West Perry Street Cape May email: SprtsCardsRus@aol.com www.capemaysportsmemorabilia.com

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

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

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

CAPE WINDS FLORIST 860 Broadway West Cape May (609) 884-1865 www.capemayflowers.com

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

Artisans alcove 523 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 898-0202 www.artisansalcove.com

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

celebrate cape may Ocean Avenue and Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-9035

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

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

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

donna’s Hallmark 401 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-0555

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

BAY SPRINGS ALPACAS 542 New England Road Cape May (609) 884-0563 www.bayspringsalpacas.com

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

EXIT ZERO 109 Sunset Boulevard Cape May (609) 770-8479 www.exitzero.us

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

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

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

fiber arts yarn shop 315 Ocean Street Cape May Washington Commons (609) 898-8080 www.yarnsrus.net

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

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

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

Flying Fish 130 Park Boulevard West Cape May (609) 884-2760 www.theflyingfishstudio.com

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


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The Exit Zero Guide To Shopping In Cool Cape May Gail Pierson GALLERY 658 Washington Street Cape May (609) 884-2585 www.gailpiersongallery.com

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

Pat Jackson Jewelers 414 Bank Street Cape May (609) 884-0323 www.patjacksonjewelers.com

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

good scents 327 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May (609) 884-0014 www.sensia.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Toy shop 510 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-0442

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

madame’s port 311 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-5858

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

west end garage 484 West Perry Street Cape May (609) 770-8261 www.thewestendgarage.com

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

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

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

Whale’s Tale 312 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-4808 www.whaletalecapemay.com

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

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

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

Zoo Company 421 Washington Street Mall Cape May (609) 884-8181

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


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Image: Learning (Literacy Class, Kenya). Photograph. © Blair Seitz.

Women of Africa and Asia Exhibit of photographs by Blair Seitz Women of Africa and Asia. Photographs by nationally recognized artist Blair Seitz. Seitz is a resident of Cape May Point. For ten years he worked as a photojournalist in Africa and Asia (based in Nairobi and Manila), and these extraordinary pictures are from his extensive travel in the region. Seitz is the photographer of 21 books.

And Don’t Miss: Yap 201: this one’s for the Franklin Street School. We welcome the Center for Community Arts and artwork from participants of CCA’s Youth Arts Program (YAP). The exhibit is a compilation of multimedia work from the Cape May, Lower Township and Wildwood YAP fall/winter sessions - including masks, kites, and pop art photographic portraits, in Andy Warhol style. All exhibit proceeds go to the continuing preservation efforts for the Franklin Street School. The Gail Pierson Gallery is open all year and welcomes new artists and art lovers from all over to Cape May. Gallery Winter Hours : Daily Noon to 5 pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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The Cape May Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for “Exit Zero”! By Dan Mathers So YOU love crosswords? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, relax and enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the crossword are all related to this week’s issue. Our theme this week: Potatoes. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, www.exitzero.us. Across 7. This breakfast dish is prepared by shredding and pan-frying a potato. 4. If you’re too lazy to make this type of potato by hand, you can always buy the instant version – just add hot water. 6. Why bother waiting for the oven to heat up? Many microwaves have a pre-set function for making this type of potato. 9. Whether in the stem or the root, many plants – like the potato – store nutrients in this structure. 11. The potato was the primary food for this empire and allowed it to be the largest in pre-Columbian South America. 12. We suggest you stop by C-View and try this part of the potato covered in cheese, bacon and sour cream. 13. The yam is in no way related to the potato, but people often confuse it for this orange, pointed type of potato. 16. This type of thickened soup is often made with potatoes. New England is famous for it. 17. This popular potato dish simply means “with cheese” in French. 20. This children’s toy consists of a plastic potato mold with interchangeable body parts and has been produced since 1952.

Is that spelled with or without the “E”?... 21 Across.

21. He was the 44th Vice President of the United States and is famously remembered for incorrectly correcting a student’s spelling of “potato.” 22. This country now produces more potatoes than any other in the world. 23. Cut a potato into long, thin strips, pop them in the deep fryer, and you have this. DOWN 2. You will need plenty of butter, scalded milk, cheese and a whole bunch of thinly slice potatoes to make this dish. 3. The potato is the fourth-largest crop in the world, behind rice, maize and this. 5. After slaughtering and enslaving an entire continent, these people brought the potato back to Europe. 6. Due to a lack of genetic diversity in the crop, this potato disease destroyed the entirety of Ireland’s potatoes, causing this. 7. Invented in Philadelphia, this confection is made by coating coconut nougat with cocoa powder and cinnamon.

8. This state produces nearly one-third of all the potatoes grown within the United States. 10. To promote its cultivation in poor countries, this international organization declared 2008 to be The International Year of the Potato. 13. Chop up some potatoes and hard-boiled eggs, then add a bit of relish and a scoop of mayonnaise, and you have this potato dish. 14. Known generically to many as a “potato pancake,” Ukrainian Jews are more likely to call it this. 15. The Great Irish Famine caused mass emigration and killed this many people either through famine or disease. 16. In America, this word refers to potatoes sliced thinly then deep-fried until they are crispy. 18. Potatoes have long grown at extreme elevation in these South American mountains. 19. All potatoes have a genetic history tracing them back to the southern region of this South American country.


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C a f p o e . May L . A .P presents

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

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

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

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“I love this game,” says junior Brandon Adams, who was recently announced as the winner of the Glen Holland Award for the League’s Most Outstanding Goalie. This 17-year-old goalie has accomplished a lot over the course of his short ice hockey career and is a proven hard worker. Adams lives in North Cape May, the only son of Tina and Paul. His parents first put Adams on the street hockey rink at the age of five, where he played goalie from the very beginning. Although it was a difficult transition from street to ice, he has made his mark on Lower Cape May Regional ice hockey history. Adams says that he gets his inspiration from his favorite player, Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburg Penguins, who wears number 29 on his jersey, just like Brandon. Adams even plays on a spring hockey league, just so he can keep up his game in the off-season. Adams loves everything about hockey, so many things in fact that he can’t put his finger on just one thing. Brandon Adams is truly a mentor for younger kids to follow. By Ernest Harper and Louis Valeri

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A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Fiber Arts Knitting Retreat

nitting is having a renaissance – again. It seems to happen every generation as new knitters discover their parents’ art of creating cloth out of sticks and string. This time, knitting is the new yoga – a low-tech technique to keep you grounded in our high-tech world. And knitters, both new and experienced, shared their techniques at the Fiber Arts Knitting Retreat in Cape May this weekend. Knitting has been going in and out of fashion since about the year 1000. Egyptians were probably the first to knit, and the art passed along trade routes to Europe. During medieval times, knitting was controlled by professional guilds – all men. As the art spread, wool became the fabric of choice. Fishermen and sailors were soon knitting on ship for something to do. Later, their wives and daughters joined in, and knitting became a household chore. Royalty reclaimed knitting and gave it some cache in the 19th century when Queen Victoria learned to crochet. As anyone who has toured a Victorian home knows,

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artisans of that era were big on doilies. In 1857, the Earl of Cardigan led a well-dressed if ill-fated brigade, and lent his name to a new style of sweater. In 1921, the Prince of Wales popularized the Fair Isle style of sweater, sparking another wave of interest. Interest waned later in the 20th century, when machine-knit garments became affordable. It peaked again during World War II, when civilians were encouraged to “knit your bit” to create everything

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from cotton bandages to watch caps and sweaters to keep our soldiers warm. Boys and girls learned to knit in school with yarn supplied by the Red Cross. Many put their knitting needles down after the war, but others continued to knit in bright colors – anything that wasn’t army green. With the hippies came a return to interest in the home arts, which faded with the preppies, only to be rediscovered by Generation X. The generations met at the Fiber Arts Knitting retreat, where knitters explored traditional techniques and modern methods. New yarns were showcased, allowing knitters to create high fashion clothing, including purses, hats and scarves. The Fiber Arts workshops included crochet jewelry, clay buttons, felted bags, and “Fair Isle without Fear.” There were also contests, bingo, a charity knitting event, and, of course, a fashion show. Knitting is hot again. What better place to explore it than Cape May, home of the mystery knitters? Next Week: Singer-Songwriter of Cape May

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

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Oscar is a really cute one-and-ahalf year old boy who is both exuberant and playful. He knows some basic commands but will need some training. He really enjoys playing with his toys so if you’re an active person Oscar may be the right one for you. If you’re able to, stop by and check him out. We have a play area outside where you can spend some time with him. Adoption fee is $95.

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Champ is a just a fantastic dog on every level. He does well with other animals and everyone he meets. He’s very sweet, well-behaved and playful. He knows some commands but could use a little more training. Even when he jumps, he doesn’t put the full weight of his body on you. He’s just a really great dog who would make a loyal family pet. Unfortunately all that’s missing in his life right now is a family! Adoption fee is $95.

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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

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Blaze will need a calm home with lots of understanding. He prefers to be looked at or petted but with lots of love he may just curl up in your lap for a snooze. While Blaze does well with other cats, he must go to a home without dogs or kids. If you can offer Blaze a home, please stop by and meet him today. Adoption fee is $70.

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Obi is known as “The Shadow” since he follows everyone wherever they go. He is a handsome silver tiger cat waiting for the right person to come and take him into their heart and home. What you’ll get when you adopt Obi is a great companion. If you’re looking for an active guy, stop in and meet Obi today. Adoption fee is $20.

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Bird Droppings

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

his column is about woodcocks. (Snicker, snicker.) Stop being sophomoric. A woodcock is a bird. If you had something else in mind, you were mistaken. Probably explains why you’ve never seen one. But you can. Just about now, about the same time those little bunnies get interested in more little bunnies, the American Woodcock starts feeling its oats as well. Warmer evenings now through early May prompt these hormonally fueled shorebirds to go ballistic advertising their lust. What does a woodcock look like? It looks like meatloaf on a stick (more nearly a plump, buff and brown bird with a really, really long bill and big dark eyes placed high atop its head). It uses this bill to probe for earthworms and uses those high-set eyes to look for danger while it’s committing osculation with the earth. It is... ...really an anomalous creature; an upland shorebird, but utterly winsome. When they walk, they bounce (not quite Tigger-like, more like a Saturday Night Fever

John Travolta strut). When they go aloft looking for love, they twitter, like Thumper (the lovesick rabbit in Bambi). They’re twitterpated! The birds are courting and the courtship f light of the American Woodcock is worth experiencing, particularly since you don’t have to go far to experience it. Launch sites are found in open fields (or large

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grassy yards) like Higbee Beach, at the Meadows (the Nature Center’s Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge) and in parts of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge (most notably on Woodcock Lane off Route 47). Here’s what you do. Head out to one of these places at dusk (or dawn). Listen. Woodcocks warm up their booster engines by ‘peenting.’ A peent sounds like a short, reedy buzz given at about 10-15 second intervals. Then the birds go ballistic, spiraling high on twittering wings, delivering a series of notes that sound like water dripping in the caverns of your mind, or the ending notes of the first cut on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery album (but unless you are an old EL&P fan this reference is probably too esoteric to be of much use). [Ed. Note: Correct, Seymore.] Does it work? Or, as otherwise stated, does the guy get the girl? Apparently, yes. Woodcock, while declining overall, are still reasonably common. This means that the ranks of birds thinned by normal attrition

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Bird Droppings ? From Page 71 are being almost matched by recruitment into the population courtesy of procreation. The root of the decline is not linked to erectile dysfunction (so far as we know). The problem is loss of habitat. Woodcock thrive in a narrow vegetative band: upland edges and regenerating woodlands in the early stages of succession. A hundred years ago, when fallow farmland reverted to forest, woodcock thrived. As forests mature, woodcock decline. When forests reach their climax stage (become housing developments), woodcock disappear. Before you start castigating woodcocks for their silly courtship rituals, just remember that in the history of the world no woodcock has ever called a dating service, been on a blind date, or walked up to another woodcock and said, for openers, “Can I buy you a drink?” or, more fitting for a woodcock, “Hey, can I get you a worm?” They just dance. Lots of creatures do it. So if you want to impress your significant other, head out to one of the aforementioned spots on a mild night towards dusk and listen, then watch. If the temperature is below 40 degrees, don’t bother. Cold throws a wet blanket

This little guy is on the prowl this time of year. on a woodcock’s ardor (and most humans’ as well). You’re better off building a fire. Settle in with a glass of wine. Put on some old Barry White and do some twittering of your own! If you want to get an idea of what you should be listening and looking for, head over to the Cape May Bird Observatory at 701 East Lake Drive overlooking lovely Lake Lily in Cape May Point – THE information spot for anything to do with nature. The center is open every day from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Ask any of our staff – they are always glad to help with anything you

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need – even things you didn’t know you needed yet. While you are there, pick up the schedule of daily walks and a free birding map and checklist. Did you know that the CMBO offers naturalist-led field trips throughout the year; everyday in spring and fall – sometimes twice a day! And don’t forget the newest books on and about birding and nature. Pick up a bargain from the used and vintage book selection or some of the wonderful Charley Harper merchandise. Need a gift for a nature enthusiast friend or loved one but are clueless as to what they want or need? Pick up a gift card, redeemable at any of our New Jersey Audubon Centers throughout the state. If you aren’t fortunate enough to be in the area, visit www.BirdCapeMay.org, where birding is just a click away! Seymore Thanu is none other than New Jersey’s own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Pete uses his talents and energy to make the natural world real for others. Author of several books on and about nature (available at the CMBO) he weaves information, insight and even fantasy into a net that captures minds and hearts. He has written for virtually every birding publication and for The New York Times.

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The Movie Column

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Tom Sims, Director of the Cape May Film Festival, previews this season’s films

ell, it’s that time of year again — flowers are in bloom, the last bits of snow have melted and movies are in the air! There is a lot coming out of both Hollywood and indie studios right now. Let’s have a look. Win Win: Mike Flaherty (played by Paul Giamanti), is a struggling attorney who volunteers as a high school wrestling coach. He becomes the guardian of an elderly client in the last chance he may have to keep his practice alive. He continually calls it a win-win situation until the client’s teenage grandson, a runaway, shows up at his door. This indie film from Fox Searchlight received some positive responses at Sundance 2011. Cat Run: Sure, Paz Vega is gorgeous, but can she act? Two goony friends decide to open a detective agency, but their first case is to help a sexy, high-class escort (she really is gorgeous) who is hiding important evidence to a high-stakes cover up. Without a whole lot of experience, the two newbies must escape the mob, a corrupt politician, and an unyielding assassin – all of whom

Paz Vega plays a high-class escort in “Cat Run.” are determined to keep the truth hidden. You know what they say? First year in a new business is the hardest! Paul: Two geeks travel across the US to find an alien named Paul outside Area 51. He may be drawn like a typical alien, but he’s anything but typical. Hollywood’s favorite

comedic actor, Seth Rogen, is in the lead role. Early buzz seems to position this one as mediocre. More favorable reviews are gathering for Jane Eyre, the classic being revised once again. Less favorable reviews for Red Riding Hood, a Hollywood take on the Grimm Brothers’ tale, as well as Mars Needs Moms and Battle: Los Angeles. Further down the pipeline, we have Puss in Boots. It seems that Dreamworks took the advice of this column and retired Shrek, but it just needed to take one more chance on the popular franchise with this cinematic spin-off. Keeping with animation there is Cars 2 in the works for fans of the Pixar hit. Here’s your assignment, dedicated movie-lover! The next time you go to the movies, send an email to capemayfilm@ hotmail.com and let us know about your experience. We want to include your comments in an upcoming edition of “The Movie Column.” If you have more to say than just a line or two, we’ll let you take up the whole column with your review! You don’t even have to agree with us: in fact, it might be better if you don’t. See you at the movies!

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

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

Wednesday, April 6: Nicky Fifth’s Garden State Adventures - History isn’t just for adults, it’s for kids, too! Lisa Funari Williver, author of the Nicky Fifth series of children’s adventure stories, will discuss how she uses books to stir children’s interest into local history by incorporating New Jersey’s many historic sites and events into her novels.

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

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389 SOUTH ROUTE 47, GREEN CREEK Brand New Construction! This lovely 2 bedroom Cape Cod has hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. The second floor is unfinished but has the possibility of 2 more bedrooms and a full bath (rough plumbing and electrical feed pipes in place). $249,000

656 WASHINGTON STREET, CAPE MAY Located in the business district in the heart of Historic Cape May this property offers many outstanding possibilities for a wise investor. It includes 5 residential units and 2 commercial spaces on very busy, tree lined, Washington Street. The entire building has separate meters for all utilities and there are also several off street parking spaces. If your looking for an investment don’t let this one get away! $1,450,000

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2/20: Fundraiser For Butch McPherson At WCM Fire Hall

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240 E. Delaware Parkway, Villas Beautiful starter or retirement 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with a fenced yard. This house offers a screened in front porch off the living room, eat-in-kitchen, large storage building detached from the home. The mature trees make this a pleasant yard to sit outside. Listed by Steven C. Cluff, Sr. for $169,000.

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The Dating Column

Stella Dixon’s take on romance on old Cape Island

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nternational Women’s Day falls on March 8. In countries around the world, this is a time to celebrate women’s achievements and to raise awareness for women’s causes. This year, in honor of the day’s 100th anniversary, eight female friends and I went for cocktails and a lovely dinner at the Peter Shields Inn. As often happens among groups of women, even groups of women out to celebrate the strengths of other women, our conversation soon turned to men. Sometime after the fourth bottle of wine, I asked these strong, beautiful, slightly tipsy friends of mine to play a little game. I asked if they wouldn’t mind filling in this blank: “I knew he wasn’t the one when .” In between bites of hanger steak and bouts of laugher, this is what they had to say. “I knew he wasn’t the one when...” “…he turned down sex to play Xbox.” “…he said, ‘You have to clean the lint filter?’” “…he pantsed me outside his mom’s house.” “…he went shopping for me at a mater-

visiting me, sick with pneumonia.” “…he told me Sarah Palin should be president.” “…he bought me an anti-wrinkle cream.”

nity store…when I wasn’t even pregnant.” “…he said, ‘But reading is so dull.’” “…he told me that he’d like to name our child ‘Soil.’” “…he sent back his nachos at a dive bar at 3am.” “…he brought up his colon surgery over the dessert course of our first date.” “…I asked for a romantic comedy and he brought me to see Ninja Assassins.” “…he went to a sorority party instead of

It’s true that women put up with a lot (we do 66% of the world’s work and own only 1% of the world’s property), but nothing tests a woman’s patience quite like a relationship with a buffoon. Women all over the world, from Cape May to Croatia, should feel some measure of solidarity. As different as our lives and our struggles may be, we’ve all battled with boneheads. But, when the search for Mr Right feels as arduous as the fight for equality, grab a bottle of wine with your best girls and take heart. If you listen long enough, you’ll hear happier stories, too. Like this little gem: “I knew he wasn’t the one when…the man I’m now married to walked through the door.” After all, a truly romantic story is kind of like International Women’s Day itself – it may not come around quite as often as we’d like, but when it does, we’ve all got one hell of a reason to celebrate.

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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area

413 Baywyn Road Cape May Beach

3800 Bayshore Road North Cape May Commercially zoned 2-unit building

406 Cedar Avenue Cape May Point Newly reconditioned “Cape May Point Classic” built by former Cape May Point Mayor and contractor Frank Rutherford. Built on an oversized lot, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on 1st floor, 2 bedrooms and ½ bath on 2nd floor. Refinished hardwood flooring and freshly painted throughout , detached 1 car garage with workshop. Back yard is ecofriendly. Listed by Lynn Gleeson and William Bezaire for $549,000.

1520 New jersey Ave Cape Roc #126 Cape May

687 SOCS LANE, COLD SPRING

A perfect getaway just 1.5 blocks to the bay and a half block to what was Ponderlodge Golf Club and soon to be a Wildlife Management area. This sweet cottage has been transformed with freshly painted walls, new and attractive flooring in the Living Room, Kitchen and Dining area, a new front porch. In addition to 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, there is a comfortable living room, a sunny dining area, a full attic with new pull down stairs and a large garage with an adjacent finished room. $220,000.

Suite A: approx. 1400 sq ft offering open floor area, pvt office, conference room, work room, powder room & kitchenette. Suite B: approx 675 sq ft offering open floor area, 2 pvt offices, powder room & 2-storage closets. Currently Leased. Separate entrances, offstreet parking for 11+, separate utilities, many, many upgrades. $269,000.

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

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

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

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

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

11 Beach Avenue Sandpiper Beach Club of Cape May Units 114 & 106

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134 West Jacksonville Ave., Villas

24 Elwood Road Townbank

Situated only three short blocks to the beach, this two story home offers 5BR/2.5 BA and offers the perfect platform for coastal entertaining. Being sold fully furnished and turn-key, this home is poised perfectly for establishing a year-round residence, vacation get-away, or summertime vacation rental property. The first floor includes the living room, kitchen, den with doors leading to an enclosed screened porch, two bedrooms and a full bath. $800,000

Just in time for summer! Move into this beautifully decorated and furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath home and you will be just a short walk to Cape May beaches. The location of this home is close to fine dining, exquisite shopping, bird watching or just quiet strolls along the beach and boardwalk. $309,795

New Construction! This 3 story, 35 foot high Craftsman style home will be located on a corner across from the Delaware Bay with water views from nearly all of the rooms . This charming three bedroom home displays cedar shake siding, wide open spaces, hardwood floors, granite counters and ceramic tile baths. A covered porch shelters the entry, which opens to a small foyer with a coat closet. The foundation level offers lots of storage, a workshop, outdoor shower and garage parking. $360,000.

This 3 bedroom, 1 bath Townbank home is 1 block from the Delaware Bay and sits on an over sized 100x100 lot. There are plenty of trees for shade on a warm summer day. You can sit in the enclosed patio and feel the breeze as it comes off the bay. The floors throughout the home are hardwood and there are plenty of windows. This home also has a great rental income. This is a true must see property. Call today to set up an appointent. $299,999

Beach Front condo-hotel with ocean views and a pool. Look no further for your next investment... Become a Cape May owner with the least amount of stress. The Sandpiper Beach Club is you answer. Consider this unit strictly as a rental or you may combine personal use as well without any restrictions. You will always have the advantage of a live-in super and management company to assist you. $494,000-$617,000 Coastline Realty Carol Menz, Broker (609) 884-5005 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May www.coastlinerealty.com

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

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

This is the only 2 bedroom, 2 bath, condominium unit at the Cape Roc. Separated from the other units like a single family home, it is on the ground floor level for easy access. Lovingly upgraded to include hardwood floors, crown moldings, and a light, bright interior, this could be your ideal vacation or investment home. BONUS: you can enjoy walking just steps to the beach or swim in the heated pool! $595,000

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

You don’t want to miss this artisan cottage nestled south of the canal being sold under assessed value. This home offers a large living room and a big eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook. There are two bedrooms plus a loft over the living room which can be used as a third bedroom for your out of town guests or extra storage. Hardwood floors and a gas fireplace make this funky little place a great getaway cottage. $299,000

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Rentals Of The Week 609.884.1300

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5 North 7th StREET, Del Haven OWNER MUST SELL! This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rancher offers beautiful bay and meadow views! $249,222

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

1152 Delaware Avenue Cape May 2 br, 2 ba, w/d, d/w, cac, sleeps 6 Low $1000/High $1200 547 Sunset Blvd Cape May Point 3 br, 1.5 ba, w/d, d/w, cac, internet, pet friendly, sleeps 6 - Low $800/High $1750

916 Queen Street #1, Cape May 2 bedroom 2 Bath Upscale Amenities

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

By the Sea Realty 315 Ocean Street, Suite 2B, Cape May 609-884-3050 www.capemaybythesea.com

104 Howard Ave 1st Floor, CM - 3 bed, 1.5 bath sleeps 6, $1200 to $2200/weekly Central Location. Short walk to Beach, Mall & Restaurants

304 Cape, Cape May Point 4 Bdrm, 2 bath, Sleeps 8 $1200-$1950 weekly

108 Fourth Ave, Rear unit, WCM - 1Bed 1Bath sleeps 5, $475-$700/week, Save $$$. Reasonable alternative to Beach rental, available for Seasonal

1513 Beach #6, Cape May 2 bdrm, 2 bath, Sleeps 6 $1600-$2800 weekly, Beachfront

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

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

211 Harvard Avenue, Cape May Point 2011 Season – 3 BR, 2.5 bath single family, Sleeps 8. $1600-$3350 per wk.

914 Lafayette Street, Cape May Year round, 3 BR, 2 BA with enclosed front porch and rear deck. $1600/month plus utilities, security required.

214 Stites Avenue, Cape May Point 2011 Season- 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Single Family home sleeps 6. $1800-$2800 per week.

311 Cloverdale Avenue, Villas - Year round, 3 BR, 2 BA house close to the bay. $1250/month plus utilities, security required.

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

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

104 North Street, Unit 102, Cape May Spacious two bedroom, two and a half bathrooms. Sleeps 6 people. $1,300-$2,250/week

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

927 Beach Avenue, Unit 3, Cape May - The prestigious Sea Mist! This one bedroom one bath room condo is situated in the most photographed building in Cape May. $1,200-$2,000/week

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

$719,000.

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1 E New York Avenue, Villas Two bedroom home. Cute, clean, affordable. $800 a month + utilties . 203 West Greenwood Avenue, Villas Two bedroom home + den. Full apliance package. $950.00 + utilties.

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, canal view, gas fireplace, Florida room, ceiling fans and skylights throughout. $359,000.

819 Beach Avenue 3A, Cape May 2 bedroom 1 bath, Steps to Beach

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Coastline Realty 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-5005 www.coastlinerealty.com 1307 Beach Ave Unit 12, Cape May “Morning Star Condo” 2 bedroom, 1 bath, outside shower, elevator, gas heat, c/a, w/d, parking for 2 vehicles, Waterfront, sleeps 6. $1000-$2200/week 509 Pearl Ave, Cottage, Cape May Point 2 BR, 1 bath, outside shower, BBQ grill, porch, patio, w/d, c/a, sleeps 4. $1000-$1600/week Coldwell Banker Sol Needles, Cape May (609) 884-8428 • www.cbcapemay.com


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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: info@exitzero.us Website: www.exitzero.us Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, jack@exitzero.us Advertising Manager: Jason Black, jason@exitzero.us Project Manager: Dan Mathers, dan@exitzero.us Assistant Editor Jon Roth, jon@exitzero.us Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Danielle O’Neal, Alex Steiger Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Richard Hemenway, Amy Wingate, Debbie Hudson Columnists: Kate Chadwick (advice), Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (Old Fogey), Molly Stone (food), Diane Stopyra (dating) Labeler: Mary Smith Every Wednesday, Exit Zero is delivered to around 300 places. Get it delivered to your mailbox in a plastic mailer. It’s $50 for 47 great B&W issues, and five in glorious color. Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe. Downtown Cape May Swain’s, Mariah’s, Bath Time, Guardian, Bamboo Shack, Cape Savings Bank, Collier’s, All Irish, Cape May Stage, Wilsey Realty, Nest, Pat Jackson Jewelers, Washington Commons Gallery, Celebrate Cape May, Go Fish, Sea Weeds, Oma’s Doll Shop, Cape Orient, Fiber Arts Yarn Shop, Acme, By The Sea Realty, Oyster Bay, Cape May Welcome Center, Depot Market, Congress Hall, Victorious, Pink, Star Inn, Bayberry Inn, Bank of America, Victorian Hotel, SOMA Art Gallery, Magicbrain Cybercafé, Island Grill, Trade Winds, Primrose, Center For Community Arts. Washington Street Mall The Fudge Kitchen, Mary Ann’s, Dellas 5&10, Lace Silhouettes, Center City Mall, Second Story Sweets, Casale’s Shoes, Free Shop, Happy Baby, Cape May Sandal Shop, It’s a Breeze, Madame’s Port, Swede Things, Cucina Rosa, Whale’s Tale, Cafe Tuscany, Italian Garden, Andrew’s Ltd, Jackson Mountain Cafe, Love The Cook, Ugly Mug, Pilot House, Caroline Boutique, Atlantic Books, Carli’s,

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

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


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