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A sprightly sheet full of the sprays of the old ocean ¯ Thursday, July 12, 2012 ¯ Vol. 10, No. 23 ¯ Cape May, America’s Original Seaside Resort

The Montreal Inn Wishes America A Happy Birthday

David, Hannah, Madison, Mary, Fran, and Mikey spent their Fourth of July enjoying the musical stylings of the E Street Shuffle, a Bruce Springsteen cover band, at the Montreal Inn... more inside. Aleksey Moryakov


Fire Up The Grill...

It’s The BBQ Issue!

Fourth Of July At Congress Hall

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Fireworks Display In North Cape May

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Mary Stewart’s Surprise Party

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The Almanac THURSDAY July 12 Partly sunny


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High Temperature: 83 Low Temperature: 70 Chance of Rain: 20% Sunrise: 5:45am Sunset: 8:25pm High Tides: 3:15am, 3:57pm Low Tides: 9:10am, 10:12pm

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High Temperature: 85 Low Temperature: 73 Chance of Rain: 30% Sunrise: 5:46am Sunset: 8:25pm High Tides: 4:12am, 4:49pm Low Tides: 9:59am, 11:08pm

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High Temperature: 86 Low Temperature: 75 Chance of Rain: 40% Sunrise: 5:46am Sunset: 8:24pm High Tides: 5:08am, 5:38pm Low Tides: 10:49am, 11:59pm

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High Temperature: 88 Low Temperature: 75 Chance of Rain: 40% Sunrise: 5:47am Sunset: 8:24pm High Tides: 6am, 6:25pm Low Tides: 11:36am

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Inside This Issue «The Coffee Break Page................. Page 7

«What’s Your Story?...................... Page 78

«The Activity Guide...................... Page 11

«The Old Fogey ...............................Page 91

«Talk of the Town.......................... Page 13

«Activity of the Week......................Page 99

«Spouty-Offy..................................Page 19

«Employee of the Week....................Page 100

«The Movie Column...................... Page 59

«Adopt an Animal.........................Page 105

«Bouquet Ambush.........................Page 69

«Bird Droppings............................Page 111

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

«Homes of the Week......................Page 133

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

«About Exit Zero........................... Page 135

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Sorry, no names

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Lauren McKenna, Julie Venema

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Subscriber Of The Week

Each week, we will feature a lucky subscriber (and Exit Zero T-shirt winner!) in this spot. This week’s subscriber: Leigh Cochrane of Lutherville, Maryland. How long have you been coming to Cape May? Since 1954 (at six months old!). Who are you normally with? My husband and summer Cape May childhood friends and their families. Favorite thing about Cape May? Using only two modes of transportation, bike or on foot; car not needed and not used; the salt air and sound of ocean; early morning bike rides from the end of Beach Avenue and back. Favorite restaurants? The C-View, Ugly Mug for burgers, Sunday brunch spoonbread at Chalfonte, Westside Market for hoagies, Stone Crabs at the Lobster House bar. Favorite place to stay? Before 1962, my grandparents’ home on Trenton; currently, homes east of Jefferson. If you could change one thing about Cape May, what would it be? Restoring Cape May to the family town it once was. Favorite thing about Exit Zero? All the Cape May literature and books you publish. Least favorite thing about Exit Zero? I haven’t found a least favorite thing about Exit Zero. What’s your T-shirt size? My T-shirt size is large.

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Quotes Of The Week

Random Factoid

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sauces.” — Unknown “I’m a man. Men cook outside. Women make the three-bean salad. That outdoor grilling is a manly pursuit has long been beyond question.” — William Geist “If it ain’t barbecue, then it ain’t food.”— Unknown

PEOPLE have been cooking over fire since cavemen roamed the world. Opinions on how the modern barbecue originated vary: some think the French popularized it, others look to the Caribbean. The consensus seems to be that barbecues came to the United States sometime during the late 1700s.

Cocktail Recipe Of The Week... The Beer, Bourbon, and Barbeque Cocktail WE keep thinking it’s going to get difficult to find cocktails that align with our issue theme. But we managed to find a vegetable cocktail. And a sealife cocktail. And now, shock of all shocks, we’ve stumbled upon a barbeque cocktail. Designed specifically for Manhattan’s Beer, Bourbon, and Barbeque Festival, it’s a conversation starter, for sure.

Ingredients 1 1/4 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon 1 oz Evan Williams Honey Reserve whiskey liqueur 1 bottle of Shiner hefeweizen beer 1 bottle of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce 1 oz BBQ water 1 orange, cut into 1/4 slice

For BBQ water, combine 19 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce with equal part steaming water in a mixing bowl. Whisk until incorporated. Let cool. Then combine wotj Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Honey Reserve. Squeeze a quarter of an orange in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain and pour into a martini glass. Shake a fourth of a bottle of beer until foamy, and use foam as garnish. Enjoy!

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Goings-On Around Town


Upcoming can’t-miss events around town... mark your calendars

AST Lynne Theater Company will present an American Sign Language Interpretation of Ruth Draper’s Company of Characters on Friday, July 13 at 8:30pm. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors and those with disabilities and their support companions, and $15 for full-time students. Children ages 12 and under are always free. The performance will be held at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, where the company is in residence. Ruth Draper’s Company of Characters runs Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8:30pm through July 21. For information and reservations, call 609-884-5898 or visit Historic Cold Spring Village will hold its FunFest Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. The Friends of HCSV, the non-profit organization formed to support the Village, will bring Mother Goose nursery rhymes to life with read-alongs, educational displays, face painting, a toy train ride and other hands-on activities. Visitors will learn the history behind popu-


lar nursery rhymes at locations throughout the Village, like the barnyard and sheep pens where a read-along will explore the story of Little Bo Peep. Mother Goose herself will welcome visitors at the gate and will offer nursery rhyme readings at the Pavilion throughout the day. The event will run from 10am-4:30pm. For more information, please call 609-898-2300, extension 10, or visit West Cape May will hold its annual Art in the Park series this summer on Saturday July 21 and Saturday August 18 in Wilbraham Park. This local art show features artists in several mediums from South Jersey and beyond. Meet the artists and see their works in oil, pottery, acrylics, glass, jewelry and photography. Several artists will be working on site to demonstrate their talents. The show is from 10am-6pm with a rain date of the following day. Wilbraham Park is located at the corners of Broadway and Sunset. The July show benefits the West Cape May PTA and the August show benefits the West Cape May History committee. For more information, please call Diane Flanegan at




Cape May’s Episcopal Church of the Advent invites everyone to its next organ recital on Sunday, July 15 at 4pm. The recital will feature returning guest organist Daniel Stipe, winner of several competitions. The concert will feature a wide range of compositions, including pieces by J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, and Gordon Young, among others, and is part of an ongoing series offered by the church and one of its “Second Sunday at Advent” programs. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. The Episcopal Church of the Advent is located on the corner of Washington and Franklin Streets. For more information, please call 609-884-3065. Mark your calendar for the Night In Barcelona gala to benefit the Nature Center of Cape May, a non-profit environmental education facility. The event will be held on Saturday, July 28 from 7-10pm at the Cape May Winery, with live music, dancing an auction and Spanish food and wine. Admission is $40 per person, or $75 per couple. For more information,reservations, or tickets, please call 609-898-8848.



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Talk Of The Town

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

Ugly Face Of The Beach

THE dust from last September’s demolition of the Beach Theater may have settled a long time ago, but emotions are still running high. It’s not surprising, considering that the tear-down was contested for four years — delayed by litigation between the city and the building’s owner, Frank Investments, and by the efforts of the nonprofit Beach Theater Foundation, which advocated strongly for the preservation of the historic structure. What is surprising is that now, just shy of a year later, the lot still sits empty. Empty and, well, ugly. In a town with a property maintenance code that calls even for the upkeep of “cornices and entablatures,” the state of this gravel-and-debriscovered yard is being called a disgrace. Adding to the Iraq-esque feel of the property — located just across the street from our new, $10 million Convention Hall, no less — are the boarded up backsides of the retail spaces that are also owned by Frank Theaters. This all begs the question: We know the lot is not owned by the city, but shouldn’t the city be doing something? We remember Mayor Ed Mahaney saying at a June 4 council meeting that “Frank Theaters was sent a letter outlining what they must do to improve the appearance of the site.” So we emailed City Manager Bruce MacLeod to find out what this outline called for and what, if anything, the response has been from the Franks. He told us that while the property owner is “agreeable to taking the appropriate steps” to improve the area, he does not have “specific details regarding efforts to clean-up the property (i.e.: paint, dumpster enclosure, etc.).” Bill Cal-

lahan, the city’s construction official, didn’t have specific details, either. “If something is being built there, I’m not aware of it,” he said. “And right now it’s not a safety issue. As long as there is no obnoxious growth or trash, there’s not much I can do about anything.” It’s amazing to us that it’s nearly a year after demolition, and specific details are still hard to come by. These Franks folks must be pretty tight-lipped… right? “No,” said City Solicitor Tony Monzo last week. “Their lawyer has been very reachable.” So what’s the hang-up, then? “The ball is in our court right now,” Monzo said. It’s looking like the Franks might turn the space into a parking lot and make it available for the city, at least temporarily, on the condition that 13 spaces are reserved for their tenants. “The question is how many spots will be left over,” Monzo said, meaning if there’s only room for five more spaces, it might not be worth the trouble. “Hopefully, early July we can get something in place.” Monzo told us that the City Manager and Public Works Superintendant Bob Smith would be looking into it shortly, so last Monday, we called Smith to see if this had happened yet. “We determined that it really depends on a number of issues, including how you provide a buffer around the lot,” he told us. There are a couple of possibilities. One would allow for a number of spots in the high thirties, and one in the low forties possibly.” So… does that make the space feasible as a parking lot, we wanted to know? “It’s certainly a possibility. The ball is in the owner’s court.” Hopefully, the ball stops switching courts before

Labor Day, and someone makes a decision. Perhaps this would have happened already if discussions over use of this lot had begun long before late May, as Monzo informed us. So much for having a plan by early July. And what about the fronts of the retail spaces here? We’ve heard stories about folks threatening to sue after tripping over uneven sidewalks. Pillars are rusted. Paint is chipped. Flower boxes are falling apart. This is one of very few stretches in Cape May that’s in need of some TLC, and yet all negotiations, according to Monzo, have centered around the back of the property only. “These stores have been fighting to get business,” said one source, who wanted to remain anonymous. “The Franks deliberately let their theater get run down, and they leave the rest of the place looking like a ghetto. They require community maintenance fees from their tenants, but then the tenants are left to do the maintenance themselves. There is supposed to be a property manager, but no one ever sees him. The Franks are slumlords.” Hmmm, this might explain why, in the height of the season, in a prime Beach Avenue location, there are four Franks-owned properties that are vacant. We couldn’t reach anyone for comment at the Franks company headquarters, until we called pretending to be interested in renting one of these spaces for a boutique pet shop. “We’re just about to award the bid for fixing the backs of these retail spaces,” said Debbie Frank. (Interesting that none of the business owners we spoke with seem

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Our photographer captured Josh, Graham, Scott, Alex, Bruce, and Tommy finding some relief form the scorching temperatures last weekend. Look for more beach pictures in next week’s issue... Aleksey Moryakov

Talk Of The Town ? From Page 13 to have been aware of this bid.) “The rents range from $25,000 to $45,000, plus the maintenance fees.” But isn’t it true that tenants are left to do a great deal of their own maintenance, we wanted to know? “There’s a seed of truth in that,” she said. “I would probably agree there’s been a lack of supervision, but some tenants just grumble. If I put in a good tenant, all of a sudden everyone else is rejuvenated.” She also told us she’s been looking for a person to do routine maintenance, “even a retired person or a high school kid who can empty trash cans, wash down sidewalks, that kind of thing.” Apparently, the Franks haven’t been able to find anyone, um, ever. So if you know of someone, or you’d be interested yourself, consider giving Debbie a call. We’re sure some of your local business owners would appreciate the help. Speaking of ugly places, we checked in with Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman about the status of the lot on Lafayette Street, next to the old Vance’s Liquor Store. After receiving two appraisals, the city has made an offer, “but there is nothing to report at this time,” he said. Watch this space.

Naturally Beautiful WE SEE 83-year-old George Costich at every city council meeting we attend. He’s the quiet, suspender-clad resident of Victorian Towers who films the proceedings from the back row. But at the meeting on July 3,

he left his post to take the podium during the public portion. In all honesty, it was the tail end of what turned into a three-hour affair focused on the future of recycling in Cape May (it looks like we may be switching to a single-stream process that would eliminate the need to separate your paper from your plastics) and on the potential increase of lot coverage for properties on Cape May Avenue (watch this space for more on this), and we were tired. But Costich caught our attention. “Cape May became an island in 1821,” he told council, explaining that a hurricaneturned tornado had severed the peninsula. Because of this, Cape May is unique, the only island to be formed from such a natural disaster, and would potentially qualify for designation by the National Parks Service as a National Natural Landmark. This blew our mind because, as Cape May locals know, the Army Corp of Engineers dug out the canal that made us an island, and that happened during World War II, to protect US ships from German torpedos... Right? “They only widened it,” Costich told us. “If the canal had been entirely man-made, it would be straight, but instead the canal curves. It follows the path the tornado took.” We called the Army Corp of Enginners to find out if this could be the case, but no one at the Philadelphia District was able to provide an answer before deadline. We called a couple of local historians but again, couldn’t get an answer before deadline. The best we could find was a birding book writ-

ten in 2006 that cites “sparse” newspaper clippings which describe the severing of the peninsula, circa 1821, during what developed into a category four storm. We’d love to know if any of you, our trusy readers, have more information. Drop us a line at if so! As for this National Natural Landmark business... we get the feeling that Costsich knows what he’s talking about — in addition to his 40-year service to the Navy as an aviation photographer, and his 40 years of service to Eastman Kodak as as photographic systems and industrial engineer, he’s spent 30 years volunteering for parks in Monroe County as a part of the People for Parks organization. During that time, he advocated for the town of Ganondagan in New York being named a State Historic site, and he succeeded. Now, it’s visited by more than 100,000 people per year. He also served as a conservation commissioner who successfully advocated for legislation that prohibited building in specific landslide and flood zones, and for the naming of both Mendon Ponds Park and Irondequoit Park in New York as National Natural Landmarks. “Cape May has what it takes as well,” he said. We contacted Deb DiQuinzio, National Natural Landmarks Program Coordinator for the Northeast Region, who told us about the rigorous review process nominated sites go through. Then she told us that, in a previous study contracted out to academic

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Singer Songwriter Spotlight

scientists by the National Parks Service in the 1970s, Cape May wetlands were dubbed “highly recommended as a potential NNL.” A natural history feature that is “one of the best representations of that feature” is one of the criteria (a hurricane-turned tornado formed island would “certainly be taken into consideration” she told us). Also important is the condition of the site, as well as an active eduation or research facility (the Nature Center comes to mind). “Our National Historic Landmark designation has done so much for the city,” Costich said, “that we should be working toward this label as well.” If granted, the National Parks Service would advocate for conservation, and assist Cape May in obtaining grant money. “This is an urban forest, and we need to keep it that way,” Costich said. “Some builders are obsessed with covering every square inch with concrete, but open land is more valuable than land with buildings on it. This is a pretty congested place in the summer, but it’s not as congested as where the people come from, and it should stay that way. This is why they come.”

GORDON Vincent is ready to roll at a moment’s notice, which is a good thing, since he’s up next in the Singer Songwriter Cape May Showcase at the Boiler Room in Congress Hall next Wednesday, July 18. Vincent is no lightweight in the industry (he opened for Jeffrey Gaines in the same venue a couple of years ago), but he lives like a nomad. “I love to travel. It sounds like a cliche, but I feel like my life is an ongoing journey. I’m always ready to pack up and go. I don’t own anything that ties me down.” After working for well over a decade in Nashville, Vincent has established himself in the Philly metropolitan area and here in Cape May, where you can catch his nimble guitar playing and entertaining lyrics at venues like Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, the CrushPad over at Hawk Haven Vineyard, and The Mad Batter. (He also tends bar at the Merion Inn if you want to have a chat and a beverage with an interesting guy.) We got a kick out of his “Too Short To Be A Man” song and accompanying video, shot a couple of years ago at the Chalfonte by a local film student — you can catch it on youtube. Vncent was a finalist in Billboard mag-

azine’s Independent Music World Series in 2005, and was also showcased as an “emerging artist” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Author Steve Almond (Rock & Roll Will Save Your Life and God Bless America) said recently of Vincent during a radio interview, “Gordon Vincent is not a well-known guy. He should be. He’s an amazing artist!” We asked Vincent just how long he’s been at this. “As long as I can remember. My grandmother gave me a little plastic guitar when I was a kid, and ever since then, I always have a guitar on my lap.” Any formal lessons? “No, I self-taught.” Does the gift for music run in the family, then? “Well, my younger brother plays in a band. But he’s got a house and a wife, and he plays maybe once a month or so..” And who does he listen to? “I’m all over the map,” he tells us. “Everything from old Mexican folk music to Frank Sinatra and Billie Holliday to Band Of Horses and Led Zeppelin. And of course, Super Freak by Rick James.” Of course. Vincent plays as many gigs and works as much as he can each summer, then records during the winter. He has released several self-produced studio projects, and

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Talk Of The Town ? From Page 16 this summer he will unveil his latest and most intimate work, Firef ly, which will features the late, great George Mesterhazy. “I’ve made peace with the fact that I may never be famous,” he tells us. “But what’s really much more important to me than that is that I’m doing what I really love to do.”

Spicing It Up

ON YOUR way to a barbecue? No? Yes? Doesn’t matter. You should stop by Cape May Olive Oil Company either way. You’ll see their black sandwich board with the neon writing right out in front of their new (since April) spot on the corner of Jackson and Carpenters Lane. Don’t go to Cape May Olive Oil Company hungry. Okay, go hungry. Doesn’t matter. There are plenty of dips and pretzels and little crunchy crackery things on which to spread those dips. The place is run by the Spatocco family of Springfield, Pennsylvania, and daughter Nikki was at the helm of the shop on the day we visited and she was a busy bee. So in between chatting with her, we roamed around and dipped and sampled

to our heart’s content. Cape May Olive Oil Company stocks more than 20 different olive oils and balsamic vinegars (because really — what’s one without the other?), including such delectable selections as Organic California or Citrus Habanero oils, and Zesty Lemon or White Pineapple balsamic vinegars. Need a marinade for your favorite barbecue meat? Check out the selection of marinades from Robert Rothschild Farms, including a Smoky Sweet Sauce, a Mushroom Marsala, and a Pineapple Coconut Mango Tequila marinade. Who needs A-1 with these kinds of choices? And if you’re more of a dry rub type, Nikki says you must check out the Lior Lev Sercarz Spices. Barbecued out? Doesn’t matter — have some pasta. Cape May Olive Oil Company carries Severino Homemade All Natural Gourmet Pasta, too. Why bother with outstanding olive oil if you’re just going to toss it was boxed pasta, after all? Severino’s has been in the pasta game since 1971, and

Cape May Olive Oil Company carries it fresh frozen, so load up and keep it in the freezer for those non-grilling nights. And if you’re looking for something just to nosh on, Cape May Olive Oil Company’s got you covered there, too. We mentioned those dips — try the Gourmet Cream Cheese Dips, like the Mediterranean Feta or the Maple Bacon Whipped Mustard. Yes, we said “whipped mustard” — now there’s a concept whose time has come. And the chocolate — we nearly forgot the chocolate (and that’s not like us). Spice Rack boxed chocolates are little dark chocolate treasures, infused with fun stuff like coffee, tea, herbs, spices and pepper. May we suggest some Fire Antz at your next barbecue? The only ants you’ll ever welcome at an outdoor gathering, these are dark chocolate-covered chipotle peanuts. And how’s business? Nikki says so far, so good. “This is an entirely new venture for us, but we’re up for it. We’ve got some great food products to offer Cape May, and a lot of variety to choose from.”

PARTING SHOT We were thrilled to see that the Gap chose Cape May as one of only three seaside destinations to feature in a new line of T-shirts, joining some illustrious company. “We selected places that evoke the easy, carefree spirit of summer — including Cape May, Montauk and Key West,” said Kimberly Terry of the Gap. So, yes, we were thrilled with yet more positive PR for Cape May. We just wish the shirts (featuring cutesie sailing boats) didn’t suck.

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



Pastrami slider with fried onions, Swiss cheese & brown mustard




Pork BBQ slider Cod slider Cheese Steak slider Angus Beef slider with cheese

8 FLAT SCREEN TVs HAPPY HOUR Mon - Tues - Thurs - Fri 3-5pm $2 Domestics $3 Well Drinks

Best Wings & Great Specials

Cape May Brew on tap

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

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The column where anonymous gasbags have their say! BBQ ISSUE?! That’s not even a word... just a bunch of letters! — Cape May *** AFTER thinking about it I have a question about grilling... do they call it charcoal because it is really just charred coal? — West Cape May *** I’M VERY “Sear”ious about grilling... get it, sear instead of ser? — Cape May *** I WOULD love some grilled tuna but we can’t grill underwater... it’s too wet. — Mr Spouty Offy Whale *** I AGREE with the Spouty Offyer that BBQ isn’t even a word... just some letters. Well, if we are going to play that game I have some more random letters... FA-Q! — Lower Township *** I JUST wanted to write a positive Spouty Offy and say that both the Cape May and North Cape May firework shows were spectacular! Kudos to both towns! — West Cape May *** I GUESS the males who work at that great restaurant on Park Boulevard would be known as Backstreet Boys! — Cape May Point *** IF I was a girl I would not use the IMHO abbreviation! — Erma *** NEXT year West Cape May should have fireworks on July 1, Cape May Point on July 2, North Cape May on July 3, Cape May

on July 4 and Rio Grande on July 5! — Villas *** MOST of these Spouty Offys are about fireworks or letters but they should be about grilling! — North Cape May [Spouty-Offy Editor’s Note: I agree but it is hard to come up with bad stuff to say about grilling and good food.] *** I SEE that there is a BBQ grill called the Big Green Egg... kinda strange for a grill don’t you think? Not sure I’d want to eat a green egg, even if Dr. Suess says they are good! And I wonder if there is a Big Green Ham grill too. — Erma *** CAPE May should host parties on the beach... It would be fun to grill and have a bonfire... maybe some music. — Cape May *** THE guy at the grill store tried to sell me some mesquite but I told him I already have plenty of them in my yard trying to bite me and perhaps he should have tried to sell me some Off! — Cape May *** IT’S odd to put Off on to keep mosquitoes off you!— Cape May

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Jim, Mitch

Griselda, Kaitlynn, Brianna


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Dinner Nightly from 5pm


Alicia, Victor and Gray Grasso

Available nightly from 5-5:30 Broadway & Sunset ~ 884-4543

Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm

Eileen, Alia, Cecilie


Available Nightly 5:00-5:30

(609) 898-0100

1 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May Tori and Diane Garzone, Bette Hansley

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Bill Schemer, Sue Carrocino

Alexa, Corinne

Matt and Michelle Carrocino

Mark Lovell, Kelly Carpenter

Joe and Buffy Mendo

Alexis, Jennifer


Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm

(Closed Tuesday) The Cobblers are Back!!!! Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday @ 9am Reservations Recommended Freshest Ingredients Fantastic Specials Friendly Atmosphere 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May • (609) 884-7660 •

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Liam and Deb Fairman

Stan T.

Chandler Nicas

Summer Daze Ice Cream

Joe Stockridge, Cathryn Lederer

Cadie, Kaitlin


You CAN take it with you! From hearty cafe fare to an elegant tea luncheon, our new menu offers the best of both worlds here....or there....

Enjoy a relaxing lunch overlooking the beautiful estate gardens or a quick grab & go to fit your busy day!



At the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ

Operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)

You’ll be glad we’re not Cape May’s best-kept secret anymore! 1048 Washington St. • FREE PARKING Open Tuesday-Sunday: 11am to 4 pm TAKE-OUT/RESERVATIONS: CALL 609-884-5111

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91 Beach Drive, North Cape May (609) 886-5529 OPEN EVERY DAY FOR LUNCH & DINNER Lunch at 12:00 (Sat. & Sun at 11:30) • Dinner at 4:00pm

$5 SUNDAYS (1-5pm)

Sunset celebration, a Keys tradition, is the blowing of the conch. This takes place most nights at sunset at Harpoon Henry's!

Make this your Sunday afternoon fun destination LIVE MUSIC BY BLONDAGE

We now offer "Harpoon Healthy" and some Gluten Free items (ask for menu).

Your Choice for Only $5 House Wine • Miller Lite Pitchers Frozen Rum Runners • Chicken Fingers Onion Rings - 1 foot • Dozen Wings Mozzarella Sticks • Mussels in Red Sauce

Umbrella tables are dog friendly Outside Cabana Bar open nightly at 5pm


LIVE MUSIC! Thur., July 12 Michael James 6-10 Fri., July 13 Marnie & Nate 6-10 Sat., July 14 Beachcomber Bill 6-10 Sun., July 15 Blondage 1-5 Beachcomber Bill 6-10 Mon., July 16 Ann Oswald 6-10 Tues., July 17 Cowabunga Chris 7-10 Wed., July 18 Dale Barth 6-10

Mon - Fri


$2 - Miller Lite Draft $5 - House Wine $7 - Steamers $6 - U Peel-um Shrimp $5 - Chicken Fingers $5 - Onion Rings - 1 foot $3 - Onion Rings - 1/2 foot $5 - Dozen Wings

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The most unique cafe in Cape May! Homemade Breakfast and Lunch


FREE WiF i Hot (with Spot purc

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Gluten-Free Baked Goods


ALL food is vegetarian, vegan, organic, local, made to order & DELICIOUS!

Coffee House & Organic Market

Gina Peterson of Crespella, Liz Peterson

479 West Perry Street West Cape May 884-1131

Get your base at Uncle Bill’s before you fall on your face at.... Buy a Lot... Drink Responsibly!

LCMR ice hockey team

Phone 609-435-5052 Beer • Wine • Spirits Ice • Snacks • Free Parking

Open Daily.

Vacation crew

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Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm Norma, Paul, Rich

Optimist Club

RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE PARTY FOR 2012! Rehearsal Dinners Reunions Baby Showers Bridal Showers

Reservations: (609) 898-9800 301 Washington Street Mall, Cape May

Corner of Washington & Perry Street

Tim, Dave

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7/3: Fireworks Display In North Cape May JAPANESE, CHINESE, THAI, MALAYSIAN | SUSHI BAR


Lunch | Dinner | Take-out | Reservations Available Spend & Save! $25 or More & Get $5 Off $50 or More Get $10 Off

Where the Locals Eat Sushi! Manhattan Style Sushi!

$75 Or More Get $15 Off

Find Us on Facebook!

Must Bring ad... Expires July 19, 2012

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

Corey, Phil

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

Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Serving Dinner Nightly From 5pm

Beth, Joe Battle Jr

Unique Martini Menu Copper-top bar Fresh seafood Tasty steaks Free parking

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

Theresa Uhrick, Rich Bates, John DeMartino, Ryan Devine, Kingson T.

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

Aleathea’s serves good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a cocktail on the beautiful beachfront porch and look for happy hour specials

AVALON COFFEE 7 Gurney Street, Cape May, 898-8088, 3704 Bayshore Road, North Cape May

They have great sandwiches as well as great coffee and smoothies! Plus two locations to choose from in the area!

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

Fine dining near the harbor. Elegant dining room, delicious food, and the classic Clipper Ship Pub make Blue Claw a great place to dine.


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




BACK BAY BISTRO 1891 Bayshore Road Villas (609) 889-8500

Casual fine dining at its best, and just a stone’s throw from Cape May. Open for lunch & dinner daily, breakfast on the weekends.... check out their breakfast special!

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




BACKSTREET 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 884-7660

Downhome cooking and a really friendly, laidback vibe are what you’ll find in this gem of a place. Awesome nightly specials!

B, D

$13-$29 Cards: V, MC, AE




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

The EZ crew gets take-out lunch often from Bella Vida. Lots of homemade selections, with lots of vegan and vegetarian items.

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




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

A chic interior and stylish food, but the ambience is anything but pretentious. Modern American cuisine. Plus the coolest address on the island!


$15-$28 Cards: V, MC




BLISS 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 898-6161

Outrageously delicious ice cream, plus it’s homemade, organic, and triplepremium. Get your fix today.

Ice Cream





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

Check out why Congress Hall’s restaurant is a favorite of locals as well as hotel guests. They serve classic tavern food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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




BOILER ROOM 251 Beach Avenue in Congress Hall Cape May (609) 884-8421

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


Cards: V, MC, AE, D




BONNIE’S TOPPINGS 315 Ocean Street Washington Commons

Fill your own cup with your favorite flavor of nonfat frozen yogurt or sorbet, and then surf the endless toppings selections. Easy, fun, yummy.

Frozen Yogurt

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Emerson Street Gang: Jim, Matt, Ed, George, Jim, Susie, Gilligan

Washington Inn


8 0 1 Wa s h i n g t o n S t r e e t , C a p e M a y (6 0 9) 8 8 4 - 5 69 7 • w a s h i n g t o n i n n . c o m

for friday 2. Cocktails 3. Oysters

1. Wine

4. Sliders

Lenny, Rachel, Gavin

5. Appetizers


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5 great specials for only $5

wine bar


Corey, Lizzy, Joey

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

The party is here - always warm and friendly in this lively beachfront bar, featuring great food and some of the best live bands around.

CAPE MAY FISH MARKET 408 Washington Street Cape May (609) 770-3790

If you’re a seafood afficionado, this is your new favorite place. Lunch or dinner, cold sandwiches to broiled seafood entrees, just look for the crab shaking hands outside!

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CAPE MAY OLIVE OIL COMPANY 324 Carpenter’s Lane Cape May 800-584-1887

This new spot features 20 different varieties of olive oils and balsamic vinegars, pastas, spreads, jams, mustards, infused salts and sugars, and much more.

Olive Oils and more

Please call for info




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

This beautiful winery is open daily from 126pm. Make a reservation to tour the winery on Saturdays at 3pm. Taste some of their goods while sitting on their deck!


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




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

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

L, D

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




CARRIAGE HOUSE 1048 Washington Street, Pysick Estate, (609) 884-5404

Located at the famous Physick Estate, The Carriage House offers everything from hearty wraps, salads, quiche and paninis to classic teas.


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




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

Chef Geoff Johnson’s Copper Fish offers fresh fish and prime meats at a great site – Broadway and Sunset. Very creative menu.


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




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

Nicely located at the beginning of the mall, this classic Italian restaurant is a must-visit. Simply superb food.


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




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

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

L, D

$4-$18 Cards: V, MC




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

Owners Chris and Lisa Shriver are keeping the old favorites at this locals’ joint AND adding new specials. Check their Facebook page for daily specials.




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

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

ELLA’S 326 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May (609) 884-3350

To-go food without the guilt. Smoothies, parfaits, the freshest fruit and green salads, and outstanding sandwiches. Operated by the Bliss ice cream people!

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Barbara Haas, Deb Kirchdoerfer, Patti Kearney

Rosemary and Nick Pettino, Barney and Opie

Heather, Pat Aiken, Brittany, Ron

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ELLIE’S BAKERY 301 North Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-4007

A from-scratch, small-batch bakery that uses only real, fresh ingredients in all their decadent baked goods.

410 BANK STREET 410 Bank Street, Cape May (609) 884-2127,

After 25 years, it’s still one of Cape May’s finest restaurants, serving food that’s as brilliant and creative as ever.

FRESCOS 412 Bank Street, Cape May (609) 884-0366,

From the same owners of 410 Bank Street, this restaurant wins awards for its Italian food every year for a reason.

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

Superb and authentic southwestern food on the patio makes for a sublime culinary experience in a garden like setting.

L, D





GODMOTHER’S Broadway & Sunset, West Cape May (609) 884-4543

Excellent downhome Italian food, reasonably priced and great for family dinners. Check out their early bird specials.






GOOD EARTH 600 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 898-6161

All organic, homemade vegan and vegetarian and fresh fish fare, sandwiches, salads and great fresh-squeezed juices. They’ll be at the Farmer’s Market all summer, too!

L, D

$6-$22 Cards: Please call




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

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

B, L, D

$6-$30 Cards: V, MC




HARPOON HENRY’S Beach Drive & Browning, N. Cape May (609) 886-5529,

Famous for its sunsets, this spot is open daily for lunch & dinner featuring live music nightly. There’s no better place to sip on a cocktail while watching that sunset. Dog friendly patio!

L, D

$10-$21 Cards: V, MC, D




HARRY’S OCEANFRONT GRILLE Madison & Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 88-HARRY,

A locals’ favorite and a great spot for good food, great drinks and a killer view.

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


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

Open year round - daily 11am-7pm for wine tasting, wine by the glass & gourmet cheese plates. Dinner on Fridays & lunch on Saturdays & Sundays.

L, Winery

$6-$32 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




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

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

B, L, D

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




HOT DOG TOMMY’S Jackson Street @ Beach Avenue (609) 884-8388

Just look for folks lined up down the street. This is not your average hot dog experience. Try the Potato Tornado!

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Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner




LIVE MUSIC... JAY BEHEL Thursd ay at 9pm

OPEN MIC N IGHT Frid ay at 9pm


Donna, Bud, Al, Ali, Greg, Christie

Sund ay at 4pm

J M KEARNS Tuesd ay at 9pm

CAPE MAY’S BEST HAPPY HOUR Sunday thru Friday 4-6pm Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres

EARLY BIRD DINNERS Monday thru Thursday 4-6pm

| Kids’ Menu | | Great Veggie Dishes | | Charming Patio | | Delicious Desserts | “BEST MEXICAN” BY NJ MONTHLY FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS! “BEST of the SHORE” Philadelphia Magazine 2006 “EXCELLENT” — AC Press 2005

Carpenter’s Square Mall Cape May | 898-7750

WEDNESDAY Trivia Night - 9pm

Bob Henderson, Donny White, Kristi McCabe, Debbie, Bob


Van Gogh Espresso Infused Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, Half & Half


(609) 884-3449


Nancy Bodziak, Susan J., Bob Brewer

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HOT DOG TOMMY’S Jackson Street @ Beach Avenue (609) 884-8388

Just look for folks lined up down the street. This is not your average hot dog experience. Try the Potato Tornado!

ISLAND GRILL 311 Mansion Street Cape May (609) 884-0200

The interior design and menu concoctions are similar – Caribbean-influenced, very colorful and delicious! Conch chowder is out of this world!

L, D

$13-$26 Cash Only




LA VERANDAH 107-113 Grant Street, Cape May (609) 884-5868

This superb spot offers indoor and outdoor dining, and elegant dishes like Salmon Victoria and Chicken Di Parma just to name a few.


$19-$32 Cards: V, MC, AE




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

A huge hit and local’s favorite for a reason. Excellent food, great bar vibe, superb service. Lucky Bones gets it right every single time.

L, D

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


For tables of eight or more


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

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

B, L, D

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

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

Marie Nicole’s serves modern American cuisine with a European ambiance. Delicious entrees, delectable desserts and cool cocktails.


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

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

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

MERION INN 106 Decatur Street, Cape May (609) 884-8363 www.merion

The dim, amber lighting, dark wooden bar, period fittings and classy staff give a special ambience. Plus we love just sitting at the lovely bar!

MONTREAL LIQUOR STORE Beach Ave and Madison Cape May (609) 884-6114 OCEAN VIEW Beach & Grant Avenues (609) 884-3772


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Open Everyday 7am-10pm

Mae Kramer, Donna Versaggi-Gomez, Guz Gomez

Beach Avenue & Grant Street, Cape May 884-3772 • “Food was excellent as always. Service and staff very accommodating. Had a wonderful time!” - Anonymous Diner

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

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

Ashley Galante, Steph, Deb Galante, Kelsey McCausland

Fran, Charlie, Jacqui, Anne, Tom

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ON THE ROCKS GRILLE Cape May – Lewes Ferry 1200 Lincoln Blvd. N. Cape May 1-800-64FERRY

Casual Waterfront Dining watching the Ferry & Other Vessels transit the Cape May Canal to and from the Delaware Bay.

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$4-$10 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




OYSTER BAY 615 Lafayette Street, Cape May 884-2111

A lovely dining room, a beautiful coppertop bar and classic, generous dishes. Give one of their delicious martinis a try!


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





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

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


$22-$39 Cards: V, MC, D





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

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

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




PRIMO HOAGIES 605 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-1177

It’s not just a hoagie - it’s a Primo. One bite will convince you that Primo is aptly named - the freshest ingredients, piled onto the best rolls.

L, D

$6-$20 Cards: V, MC, AE




THE RED STORE 500 Cape Avenue, Cape May Point (609) 884-5757

Awesome food in a secluded, serene setting. Join them for a scrumptious breakfast, grab a coffee and muffin, or relax on the porch with a delicious lunch.

$5-$35 Cash only




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

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

L, D

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




RITA’S WATER ICE 711 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-0229

Nothing keeps you cooler in the summer than an oh-so-refreshing Rita’s water ice - tons of flavors (we like Swedish fish). Be cool!

Water Ice

$2-$5 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




RUSTY NAIL 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-0017

Coldest beer and coolest vibe in town. The iconic Rusty Nail is the place to be for a uniquely Cape May experience.

B, L, D

$10-$19 Cards: V, MC, AE, D




SEASALT 1035 Beach Avenue (609) 884-7000

You’ll find imaginative cuisine and great drinks at SeaSalt! Check out their Sunset on the Sun Deck on Sundays from 4-7pm featuring drink specials and live island music.


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




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BREAKFAST - Daily 8 to 11 LUNCH - Daily 11:30 to 3 DINNER - daily at 5 (first seating 5 to 6)

happy hour

Monday thru friday from 3 to 6pm food specials mon to thurs friday - 1/2 price bar menu cocktails $2 off

MUSIC ON THE PORCH Fridays • 4-6pm

July 13 Music by Sydney

Enjoy the Piano Music of

Doug Williams

on Friday and Saturday Evenings from 6pm!

The Captain and his crew

7 Ocean Street at the Inn of Cape May 609.884.5555 |

Marlene, Margo, Terry, Peggy

Tim and Kim Codispoti, Carol Tercha, Bob Troy

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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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Liquor Store

Please call for info




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

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

STEWART’S Washington Street Mall at Decatur St. (609) 849-9255

It’s not just about the root beer — although they do have the best around. Great burgers, hot dogs, floats and ice cream. A great spot to bring the family.

SUNSET LIQUORS 106 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May (609) 435-5052

A brand-new liquor store has hit town, conveniently located on Sunset Boulevard. Spirits, wines, beers, ice and snacks - check it out!

TISHA’S 318 Washington Street Mall (609) 884-9119, t

This local favorite moved from Convention Hall to the mall, at the former site of Stumpo’s. Delicious foor for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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. You’ll find some of the best live entertainment in town here!

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

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

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

Reliably excellent food – there is a reason why people wait... excellent breakfasts. Open daily. Sit outside and eat if the weather is nice!

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

Elegant dining in a classic old hotel. The food is magnificent. One of the best in the area. Also check out their sister restaurant in Wildwood, The Pacific Grill.


$18-$35 Cards: V, MC, AE




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

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

L, D

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




WASHINGTON INN 801 Washington Avenue (609) 884-5697

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


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




WILLOW CREEK WINERY 168 Stevens Street, West Cape May (609) 770-8782

Opening soon! 50 acres and a 12,000 square foot event space will make this a welcome addition to Cape May’s winery scene.


V, MC, AE, D




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

Zoe’s has large portions at affordable prices, for breakfast and lunch. And they have a great dog-friendly patio!

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Wines from Cape May and Around the World Cape May’s Largest Selection of International and Domestic Beers



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Suzanne Reves, Catherin Readdy

Judy Morgan, Jim Towers

Deb and Bob

Kristi McCabe, Donny White


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


Somewhere in this paper is a fake ad!

CLIP ART CONTEST Hidden somewhere in the paper are this GRILL... Find it & enter to win! Actual Size Shown Here:

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: CAPE MAY OLIVE OIL CO • MOREY’S PIERS TICKETS BLACK DUCK • VICTORIOUS • CAPE MAY WINERY TOUR CONTEST ANSWERS June 21 issue CLIP ART ANSWER: Page 0 - Jason forgot to place! FAKE AD ANSWER: Page 55 - Super Veggie Pill Ad


WHEN YOU FIND THE ANSWER(S)... ENTER BY ONE OF THESE WAYS: 1. E-mail your name and address along with the answer to: 2. Mail us your name, address, and answer 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, July 24. Draw Date: Wednesday, July 25. One entry per address or email address. Prizes will be mailed to the winners. If mailing your entry do NOT put both answers on one sheet of paper... you’ll only be entered into one contest! You CAN put both answers in one email!

CONTEST WINNERS June 21 issue CLIP ART WINNERS Millie Schmidt • Margaret Morrisson Stephenie LaMaina • Jen Hunter • Carol Bender

FAKE AD WINNERS Chris Krawczuk • Michael Costello Carol Richardson • Sheryl Martin • Barry Shultz

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Want fresh fish for dinner? We know an easier way…

Brittani, Christine, Morgan

We serve fresh catches every day! Dinner & Cocktails nightly from 5 p.m. Live Piano 5:30-10:30 (‘til 11:30 onFri. & Sat.) Solo piano performers: Wednesdays & Thursdays-Dean Schneider; Fridays & Saturdays-Lisa Tee, piano,

with Matt Hayden, piano & vocals Sundays and Mondays – Jon Pruitt; Norm Lewis, Jeff Von Stenz, Deems Palmer, Jeff Raffie

Tuesday is JAZZ NIGHT! Barry Miles solo piano 5:30 to 8:30; then joined by Tim Lekan, bass & Bob Shomo, drums 8:30 ? Early Bird/Night Owl Specials $17.95 two courses; $19.95 three courses $16.95* Express Dinners--available all night! (add $2 Saturday before 9 pm) Full Bar Free Onsite Parking Kids’ Menu 106 Decatur St. & Columbia Ave., Cape May

Reservations: 609-884-8363, or online at

Mike, Mary Kee, Chris

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Exit Zero Goes To The Happiest Place On Earth (After Cape May) PHOTOGRAPH BY EXIT ZERO CORRESPONDENT

Authentic Italian Cuisine

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

Early Bird Special... Complimentary Glass of Wine with each Early Bird Dinner. Available Sunday thru Friday from 3:30-5:30

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


Serving breakfast & Lunch daily Outdoor Patio Dining Available

Kim White and Megan Reed brought their Exit Zero to Cinderella’s castle


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A classic bar... a reputation for fine dining... this is the place.

7/4: Fourth Of July Celebration At The Grand Hotel PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

• Serving Dinner from 5pm • Early Dinner Specials 5-6pm • Affordable Pub Menu • 1/2 Price Raw Bar Items 5-6pm Nightly in The Pub only

Godi Group

And Clipper Ship Pub 609-884-5878 • 991 Ocean D rive, Cape May






















Maria, Mr and Mrs Victor Ruggieri





3704 BAYSHORE ROAD, NORTH CAPE MAY Heater and Scheffold families

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A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma OPEN DAILY YEAR ROUND Breakfast 7-2:30 Lunch 11:30-2:30 (3 on Sat. & Sun) Dinner from 5 Vegetarian & Gluten Free Friendly Linda Reis, Ethel and Bill Wiley, Winnie Scornaienchi, Angela Smolarski

Fair Trade Organic Costa Rican Coffee Fresh Fruit Smoothies Fresh Pressed Carrot Juice Breakfast Burritos Hottest Hotcakes Sweet Potato Pancakes Multigrain Waffles

Homemade Soups Sensational Salads Bella ½-pound Burgers Signature Sandwiches Veggie Delights Dynamic Dinners Tacos, Quesadillas, Burritos

4 0 6 N . B r o a d w a y, We s t C a p e M a y 6 0 9 . 8 8 4. 6 3 3 2 • w w w. b e l l a v i d a c a f e . c o m

Anthony, Erin, AJ, Eddie

Lunch and Dinner Daily Dinners start at 4pm - Serving Fresh Seafood, Cut to Order Prime Rib, NY Strips & Flat Iron Steaks, Veal, Chicken and Pasta Early Birds 4-5:30pm Breakfast Served Weekends Only 8-11:30 Sat. and 8-12:30 Sun. Catering on site or off site

Reservations Recommended Denise Bongiovanni, Chelsey Kohler, Sindi

1891 BAYSHORE ROAD, VILLAS 609-889-8500

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George and RK

TJ The DJ, Lizz Carter

Donna and Tom


A Cape May Tradition...

Celebrating 40 years of the finest fudge, chocolates and other sweet treats!

WHIPPED CREAMY FUDGE PREMIUM CHOCOLATES • SALTWATER TAFFY HAND DIPPED ICE CREAM Open Every Day in Cape May on The Washington Street Mall & the Promenade... Stop In for a FREE SAMPLE of Our Creamy Fudge!

Special! Soft Serve Cones $1.50

We mail anywhere in the world! • Call 1-800-23-FUDGE • Shop online at:

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CAPE MAY FERRY TERMINAL Casual Waterfront Dining Daily, 11am-7pm Free Parking 1-800-64-FERRY

Live Entertainment... Wednesday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

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Dave Klotz, George Dasienzo

David Turner

Mr Loughlin


FREE DELIVERY SERVICE To the Beach and ALL Boats & Marinas

Open Everyday!

10:30am - 8pm


“Best of the Shore” Philadelphia Magazine

“Best of the Shore” South Jersey Magazine

Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” Since 2005


605 Lafayette Street, Cape May (609) 884-1177

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600 Park Blvd., West Cape May (609) 898-6161 Open every day 1 - 10 except Tuesday Congratulations to Sabino and Jean for guessing our Mystery Flavor last week... Blueberry Sage Mint!

Rebecca, Candace, Spencer, Sally, Ryan

Will you be the one to guess this week’s Mystery Flavor?

John, Lorrie, Jackie, Olivia, Caroline, Juliana

Fair Trade, Organic, Local, Delicious! Sensational Smoothies and Espressos, Sandwiches, Sushi, and Ice Cream! Open everyday from 8am-11pm 326 Carpenter's Lane, Cape May 609-884-3350

Nick, Janet

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Serving Dinner Nightl y from 5:00 Reservations Accepted • Cash Only • Free Parking

For Private Parties & Catering... Call Carol at 609-408-0612

PRIX FIXE MENU 5:00 to 5:30 daily 3 Courses for $35 Includes Our Famous Lobster Mac & Cheese & Our Filet Mignon Grilled with Bearnaise Check Out Our Prix Fixe Menu On Facebook!

A Quaint Eatery

Like Us on Facebook

311 Mansion Street • (609) 884-0200 715 Beach Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-1233


Carol Brunner, Greg andMarcia Brady, Eric Stratton, Zara Brunner, Gunnar Puller, Fawn Leibowitz


Get Hooked on Zoe’s Seafood We Serve Edy’s Ice Cream * Full Breakfast Menu... Homemade Muffins, Pancakes & Omelettes * Lunch/Dinner - Our Own Roasted Turkey & Roast Beef Cape May’s Largest Cheese Steaks & Hoagies, Vegetarians, Enjoy Our Home made Veggie Burgers * Entire Menu Available for Take-Out * Patio Dining/Pet Friendly... BYOD

Tom, Elaine, Elaine, George

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Green Street Market Natural Health & Gourmet

Danielle, Maria

Local & Organic Produce & Cheeses Local Organic Grass Fed Meats Free Range Organic Poultry Gluten Free, Vegan, Raw Vitamins and Supplements OPEN 7 DAYS 3167 RT. 9 SOUTH RIO GRANDE NJ 08242 (NEXT TO AVALON COFFEE) 609-463-0606 email:

Kate, Jeffrey, Ben

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Fatima's Desserts Homemade Cakes, Truffles and Desserts

Give the Gift of Homemade Desserts to Family and Friends for ANY Occasion! Specializing in Portuguese & American Desserts

(609) 408-0660 •

Nancy Trombino, Larry Hirsch, Jonathan Hirsch, Al Trombino

New Sour Patch Kids Ice!

Wayne, Suz, Karen, Bob

“Exquisite cuisine served in a charming 19th century setting makes LaVerandah one of Cape May’s finest restaurants. Elegant dining is offered on the outdoor verandah or in a high-ceiling room cooled by sea breezes flowing through French doors opening to the porch... remarkable cuisine... and sophistication...”

— Philadelphia Inquirer, John V.R. Bull “Golden Fork Award” and “Best of the Shore” for 2010 & 2011 by South Jersey Magazine!

Barry and Ronnie Cohen, Miriam and Larry Hirsch, Gail, Doug

(609) 884-5868 107-113 Grant Street, Cape May NJ 08204

Available for weddings & banquets

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Bebe, Kyle, Eric

Bill, Carol, Laura, Jim, Mad

Biff, Brad, Dune Buddy

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Rolly Gray Reggae

Amine, Chandler

Jim, Cathy


for new products, specials and helpful info.

Open Daily Registered Dietician availalble


Some wonderful homewares made from reclaimed and recycled materials, fabulous items made from found barn wood. Also locally handmade pottery is a MUST see this week! Full Line of Natural, Organic and Local Groceries Local Grass Fed Meats & Produce Supplements & Much More 120 Park Boulevard, West Cape May (across from CVS) (609) 884-3200

Homemade Vegan, Vegetarian & Fresh Fish Fare. All Organic. Open for Dinner 5 - 9pm Sandwiches, Salads, Fresh Squeezed Juices from Noon - 4 pm


Closed Tuesday (Find us at the WCM Farmer’s Market!) Gluten-free options Thin Crust Pizza on Wednesday Night

609-898-6161 600 Park Blvd. West Cape May

On Jackson Street at Beach (609) 884-8388

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 We cater ANY size, ANY location. Homemade Gourmet Crepes to Order.

7/4: Fourth Of July Celebration At The Ocean Club PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Visit us at the WCM Farm Market on Tuesdays & Ferry Fresh Market on Saturdays (June-August). Follow us! Check out our Menu and where we’ll be cooking next.

Crespella Gourmet Creperie | | 609.408.8593

Japanese • Sushi • Chinese • Thai Cuisine

CassandraProietti, Kelly Young, Sean McCaffrey, Adam Hardin, Brittany Paulshock

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

Linda, Jules, Jordan, Amanda, Jared

Beth, John and Dawn DeMayo

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The Movie Column


By Tom Sims, Executive Director of the Cape May Film Festival

HERE would we be without an animated film to help you beat the heat and give your kids a new princess to admire? This summer, that film is the new Disney Pixar release destined to be a classic: Brave. The story is about a young princess with brilliant, out-of-control red hair and a spirit that cannot be contained or married off to someone she doesn’t know (let alone love). Yet married off is exactly what the princesses’ mom (that would be the queen) is demanding. Just as three suitors vie for Princess Merida’s hand by proving their archery skills, she steps into the competition declaring she will take the challenge for her own hand. A skilled archer, she is able to beat the best the bachelors have to offer. The king and loyal subjects are amazed at her ability, but her (stern but likable) mother is enraged by her daughter’s actions. The princess, about to be grounded (which I guess in fairy tale terms means

Disney’s Pixar studio doesn’t release many duds, and Brave is set to be one of its best “locked in the castle for a solid fortnight!”), escapes on her trusty steed into the forest. There she meets a witch who answers Merida’s wish to “change” her mother. It’s not the change she was seeking, and the princess must undo the witch’s spell! Listen for the voice talents of twotime Oscar winner Emma Thompson as the queen, Craig Ferguson as Lord Macintosh, and Golden Globe nominee Kelly Macdonald as Princess Merida. The

scenes with the witch, played by British comedienne Julie Walters, are laugh out loud funny. There is also an astounding Celtic-inspired soundtrack. Brave is another amazing film from the creators of the Toy Story series, which you may know is this columnists’ favorite film franchise. Although Brave may not elevate to that level of masterpiece, it certainly does more than just impress kids (and having seen it in a theater full of children I can attest it certainly does). Brave tells a story rich in life lessons about owning up to your mistakes and taking responsibility to right your own wrongs. In a society where blame is often placed on “the other person,” this is a great lesson for all of us — not just kids. You’ll fall in love with the red hair and fiery spirit of this inspiring warrior princess (as I did)! Friday Night Summer Film Series at the Chalfonte Hotel! July 20, Fantastic Mr Fox; July 27, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush. For more information, please call 609-326-FEST, or email capemayfilm@


Sign up to receive an invite to our upcoming Grand Opening Wine Festival! 168 Stevens Street, West Cape May 609.770.8782 • 609.884.7171

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6/24: Lobster House/C-View Charity Softball Game On Lafayette Street PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

John, Miken

Talia McCullen, LeeAnn Durante, Ashley Danze

Kaitlin, Linds, Amanda

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Enjoy the quality & flavor of a bed and breakfast — EVERY DAY Elaine’s Proudly Presents

Porch Front Dining Breakfast beginning at 8am



2 eggs any style, 2 pancakes, 2 breakfast meats, home fries & toast $6.79 513 Lafayette Street, Cape May • • Walk-Ins Welcome

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The Old Grange Restaurant By Tony Clark


New Jersey Clam Chowder • Cilantro Chicken Soup


Wedge Salad • Old Grange Dressing or Bleu Cheese Summer Tomato Salad in Herb Vinaigrette

Dark Tease Rock-n-Roll T-Shirts SteamPunk & Gothic Jewelry

Home of the Famous Rootbeer Float!


Pan Seared Scallops over a bed of Mushroom Risotto finished with Black Truffle Drizzle


Flat Iron Steak topped by Spicy Compound Butter


Chicken Roulade stuffed with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, and Locatelli Cheese

The Italian Garden

Shrimp Fra Diavolo over House Made Linguini

Family Style Sides

Potato Puree • Julienne Vegetable Medley Chilled Cucumber Salad


Brown Butter Blueberry Tart Bread and Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Tony Clark, Executive Chef • Joe Recupero, Chef de Cuisine Prix Fixe $30

*menu subject to change

735 Seashore Road, Cape May, NJ 08204 For Reservations call (609) 884-0114


Antiques Emporia


405 W. Perry Street

Enchanting Fragrances and Luscious Skin Care all the way from Italy...JUST FOR YOU!

(609) 898-3332

(609) 884-2300 • 510 Carpenter’s Lane, Cape May

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7/2: Performance Of “Storybook Theater” At East Lynne Theater



SEAFOOD TAKE-OUT OPEN EVERYDAY! Fresh Weekly Specials • Fresh Homemade Salads Outdoor Patio Seating • Party Trays

Have It Your Way... Fried, Broiled, Grilled, Blackened Or Sautéed!


(609) 886-8760 2406 Bayshore Road, Villas (next to Robinson & Son’s Produce)

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Pat Graber

Carley, Pork Chop

Alyse, Amanda



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


BEACH CEREMONY RENTALS Marry Him... Flirt With Us! 884-7900 ~ 139 Broadway, WCM



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


Let us help you find the Perfect Fit. BRA specialist available daily! Walk right in or make an appointment.

Luke, Young Dave, Jeana Stokes

Jim, Jen Francis, McLovin

Est. 1988

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

Lisa, Cecil, Rocky

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6/23: Baby Shower For Holly Cotter At Menz Restaurant And Bar PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

10 0% Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels and Rugs in 14 Colors: Wash Cloth $5, Hand Towel $7,Bath Towel $12, Bath Sheet $21, Tub Mat $10, 20x32” Rug $16, 24x40” Rug $19.

Mabel, Peggy, Betty

CAPE MAY LINEN OUTLET O p e n Eve r y D ay 10 a m - 6 p m

1 1 0 P a r k B o u l ev a r d , W e s t C a p e M a y 609.884.3630 •

Come and Get it!

COOL CAPE MAY 2012 The Complete Guide to America’s Original Seaside Resort

Ashley Carty, Holly Cotter, Bobbi Pickens, Amy Litton





Only $15!

Available at the Exit Zero Store • 109 Sunset Boulevard

Rich Cotter, Judi Ludlam

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6/23: Baby Shower For Holly Cotter At Menz Restaurant And Bar

Lyndsay, Natalee


Bobbi Pickens, Laura Wilson

Matthew, Carolann


Cape Atlantic Book Company Saturday, July 14, 1pm Meet Children's Book Author Karen Pokras Toz Author of NATE RULES THE WORLD and NATE ROCKS THE BOAT

Magnetic & Regular Bumper Stickers at The Exit Zero Store!

Show Your Love for Exit Zero and Cape May!

Saturday, July 21, 7pm Cape May's Own... Mary Ann Castagnetta Author of BUBBLE GUM DREAMS and ELEPHANT SOUP

2nd Floor of the City Centre Mall. Top of the escalator or just off the elevator. 421 Washington Street Mall Cape May, NJ 08204 (609) 846-7688 Exit Zero Store 109 Sunset Blvd. Cape May

Only $4.75 each


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& Estate Jewelry

Sapphires, Diamonds & Ruby... Oh My!

We Buy Diamonds, Gold and Silver!

6/23: Baby Shower For Holly Cotter At Menz Restaurant And Bar PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

Tina West, Kelly Lanker, Judy Ludlam

511 Washington Street Mall, Cape May (next to Fudge Kitchen) • (609) 898-8786

Other Location: 15 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede • (856) 939-0230

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

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

Linda, Barb, Debi, Chrissy, Joanne

Bay Springs Farm 542 New England Rd. Cape May, NJ 08204 (near Higbee Beach) Ph. 609-884-0563

Life feels better when you wear alpaca, the touch of elegance for every day. Now also at West End Garage!

Amy, Sheila, Stephanie

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Exit Zero Bouquet Ambush


EACH week, Exit Zero ambushes an unsuspecting and deserving citizen with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from one of our fine local florists. All you have to do is answer a question or two by our roving photographer, Gabi Urda. This week’s recipient is Jessica Frank of Clarkshaw, New Jersey, who was ambushed outside The Virginia Hotel. What are you doing here? I’m just heading into work. What is your occupation? I just got my business degree, but right now I’m working as a hostess here at The Ebbitt Room for the summer. When is the last time you got some flowers? This is great. It’s been a few months, actually, since I got some from my boyfriend. So thank you — this makes me happy! PHOTO BY GABI URDA... FLOWERS BY KATE’S

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Perfect for Cape May Lovers! CAPE MAY & EXIT 0 CHARMS

6/20: Eastern European Night At Carney’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY GABI URDA

in Sterling Silver & 14k Gold! Available Exclusively at...


414 Bank Street, Cape May • (609) 884-0323 Open Friday, Saturday, Monday 11-6; Sunday 12-5

Tea by the Sea If you’re having a BBQ, you need a refreshing ice tea to quench your thirst and to beat the heat! We have 250 blends of tea to help you make that happen

Venera, Mariela, Tomislava

(609) 898-4TEA • 405 W. Perry Street, Cape May


(now booking)

North Cape May 886-4646

Guitar Voice Piano Violin Theory

Kelly Wert, Rochelle /teesdale, Cosovah Alexandru

All styles Beginner or Advanced

Newly Authorized Dealers:


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Soothing Sand Art


Handmade in Utah Flip it over and Create new landscapes! Open Daily 10am-11pm

Rámurica, Bianca, Sasha Smith, Tarik Smith, Susan Reid, Michael Clark, Seergiu

Whale’s Tale

312 washington st mall

(609) 884-4808 •

Michael Stars • James Perse • Ella Moss • Eileen Fisher • Sanctuary • Johnny Was •

Luci, Ana, John, Calin, Ady

• Chan Luu • Susana Monaco • Rachel Pally • Splendid • Michael Stars • Johnny Was

Michael Stars • James Perse • Ella Moss • Eileen Fisher • Sanctuary

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6/20: Eastern European Night At Carney’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY GABI URDA

Miguel, Jorge, Ismael

Jess, Lex, Brian

Banu Cristian, Cosan Ilie

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Julia, Audrey

Ana, John

Christian, Omar

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The Cape May Crossword

None of the generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for Exit Zero! By Kate Chadwick and Caroline Wenzel 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 our themed issue, which is barbecue. The solution can be found on the front page of our website, ACROSS 1 . This type of grill, with its concentrated heat source from the collected little pebbles for which it is named, is generally the most expensive. 4. T his is the safest — and some say tastiest — way to cook your meat on the barbecue. 6 . The word barbecue is believed to be derived from this Spanish word. 9. T he most common type of barbecue grill uses this type of fuel. 14. The second most popular holiday for barbecuing in the United States is this one. 16. T here are two types of grilling hot surface rocks, lava and this type, which is manmade. 17. This popular shop on the Washington Street Mall is the place to go locally for barbecue sauces, dry rubs, marinades and untensils. You can even pick up a nice apron or two. 19. H e was the 36th United States president, and he hosted the first barbecue at the White House. The event featured Texas-style barbecued ribs, a nod to his home state. 21. T his cooking method allows for browning meat directly over the heat source, glazing it over with sauce, and then finishing directly over the fire. The result is a soft textured, fall-off-the bone finish to your meat.

These little things equal a costly grill...1 across

22. T he yakitori style of barbecue originated in this country. 23. K ansas City style barbecue sauce can be described as both sweet and... this. 24. T he flavor of this popular condiment is most closely associated with South Carolina barbecue. DOWN 2. T his town in North Carolina is known as the barbecue capital of the world. 3 . This is the most common food you’ll find on a United States barbecue grill. 5. T o celebrate all things barbecue, the National Barbecue Association has officially designated this particular month as National Barbecue Month. 7. A popular wrap for use on the grill, especially when cooking meat, is this. It also makes for easier clean-up. 8. T his humble stand-by grill is usually the least expensive type of grill you can buy. It’s also the name of the rock-like bricks that heat it. 9. Aside from salt, this is the most common

ingredient in barbecue sauces. 10. This is the second most common food you’ll find being grilled on a barbecue grill is this one. Pass the A-1. 11. T he original barbecue sauce, dating back hundreds of years, consisted of vinegar and this now-ubiquitous spice. 12. This summer holiday is the most popular in the United States for barbecuing. 13. T his country, not surprisingly, has the highest percentage of barbecue grill owners in the world. 15. T he 24th Annual Best In the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off will take place, as always, in this western state. 18. T here are many ways to spell the word “barbecue” and each of them are correct. There are exactly this many ways, in fact.... 20. T his legendary Cape May hardware store is a great spot to pick up a grill, from the most elementary to the most complicated.

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The Answer Lady


Wise answers to perplexing questions

HE Answer Lady invites inquiries from gentle readers on all manner of relationship quandaries, matters of the heart and ethics. If you’d like to send a query, write to Dear Answer Lady I recently — and accidentally — told my girlfriend that I love her. I mean, I think I love her, but it just kind of slipped out during an… unguarded moment. She didn’t say it back, which is fine, but now that it’s kind of out there, I’m not sure what to do about it. — Unsure Dear Unsure The Answer Lady is going to take a leap of faith that when you say this was an “unguarded moment,” it does not mean you leapt up during Open Mic Night, grabbed the microphone and announced your amour to the assembled Pilot House crowd. More likely, then, it was after she had done or said something particularly adorable, or it was after a little too much wine, or while you were in the throes of…. passion — all of which have happened to the best of us. Let us

has heard tell of instances where this has not been the case and these scenarios have not ended well). The upshot here is that she did not freak out, and either run screaming in the other direction or start planning the wedding. Let us bid our time and simply let nature takes its course. And let us stay out of Open Mic Night until you are sure.

look at this in a ‘glass half-full’ fashion, shall we? If she is in the habit of saying/doing things that are adorable to you, that is all to the good — perhaps you are falling for her after all. If you said it after too much wine, perhaps she realized that, which makes her a smart cookie, and she will only respond if and when you say it without the aid of wine. And if you said it in the throes of…. passion, the Answer Lady will take another leap of faith that you presumably at least called her by the correct name (because she

Dear Answer Lady My wife gives me a hard time because I work too much. I love my job — is that so wrong? — I’m Workin’ Over Here Dear Workin’ No, sir, it is definitely not so wrong. A bit misplaced, perhaps. The Answer Lady can attest that having a job one loves is hugely gratifying, and tremendously rewarding, and simply swell. And she knows that when work doesn’t FEEL like work, one can get carried away. But a job will not listen to you whine when you’re sick. A job will not bake brownies for you on your birthday. A job will not make love to you (presumably), all of which your wife will do (presumably). And if these examples don’t fit, insert whatever definition of “loving you back” fits you.

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What’s Your Story?

Every week, we ask: Who the heck are you and what are you doing here? What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Sophia Bonini and I am from Wayne, PA, and my name is Kennedy Monaco and I am from Malvern. What are you doing here? We are on vacation and we have only been here for a day so far. We are doing a golf lessons over at Cape May National Golf. It is so much fun, we love it. What were you doing when we interrupted you? We were coming back from lunch. We wanted to go to HotDog Tommy’s, but the line was too long as usual! So we ended up eating at this grill near the arcade. Now we are going to the beach. The theme of this week’s Exit Zero is “barbecue.” Any summer barbecue plans? Actually yes! [Kennedy] I am having a barbecue and I will be doing the Cape May Point Bike Parade on the 4th. [Sophia] I will be gone from Cape May soon, but I will probably still have a barbecue wherever I’m going. Interview by Caroline Wenzel PHOTOGRAPH BY GABI URDA

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A Great Place To Stay, Shop & Eat!

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West Cape May ...a small town by the sea

UPCOMING EVENTS Every Tuesday - 3-7:30pm - West Cape May Farmer’s Market Every Tuesday thru August 28 behind WCM Boro Hall on Broadway. Enjoy local fresh fruit and produce. Shop for local wares. Live music too. Great food. Family Fun!

July 21, 2012 - 10am-6pm - “ART IN THE PARK” September 1, 2012 - 9am-5pm - Annual Tomato Festival October 6, 2012 - 9am-5pm - Annual Lima Bean Festival October 13, 2012 - 9am-5pm - Rea’s Harvest Coutry Fair

West Cape May... Where Everyday is Special! Just footsteps away from downtown Cape May, enjoy plenty of FREE parking while shopping at the many specialty shops, art galleries and antique stores. Enjoy lunch at Bella Vida Cafe, Key West Tacos or grab a sandwich at Westside Market and have lunch at Wilbraham Park. After lunch, explore art and antique galleries like Antiques Emporia, Bridgetowne Antiques, West End Garage, Flanegan Art and Framing, and the Antique Doorknob. Now stop for a snack at Seaside Cheese, Rea’s Farm Market, Tea by the Sea, Ellie’s Bakery or The Butterfly Tea Room. Time for more shopping at The Bird House of Cape May, Cape May Linen Outlet, Flying Fish Studio or The Exit Zero store. You’ll be hungry now, so for dinner consider The Black Duck, Godmother’s or Copper Fish. And don’t forget to get your wine or beer for dinner at Sunset Liquors. And if you decide you don’t want to leave then stay overnight at Wilbraham Mansion, Albert Stevens Inn or The Buttonwood... all great B&B’s! Then spend day two at the West Cape May Farmer’s Market (Tuesdays) or Willow Creek Winery! All this and more... check out or pick up a brochure at any shop!

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The Ultimate Cape May Activity Guide

Whether you want family fun, or a romantic night out, you will find the answer in here... get reading!

Family Fun Weekend is being held this Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15 at Historic Cold Spring Village, a short drive from downtown Cape May


APE May isn’t just a beach; it’s so much more than surf and sand. Not sure where to start? You’re in luck: we have assembled a complete guide to Cape May activities. Even locals might find something new. Plus, there are rainy day ideas, marked with a . Enjoy! FAMILY-FRIENDLY Cape May has a great variety of activities that you can enjoy with the entire family. Here is a handy and comprehensive list of ideas to get you started. 1. Historic Cold Spring Village Ever wonder what it was like to live in Cape May 200 years ago? The answer can be found at this open-air living history museum, a seven-minute drive from town. Through interactive, educational and hands-on activities, visitors can make a connection with the past by experiencing it. The many authentically restored homes, amid idyllic shaded areas, make it hard to not feel like Abe Lincoln’s in office… and it’s even easier

when the Civil War re-enactment rolls into town. There is a themed event every weekend — Cold Spring is a can’t-miss for history buffs. Give them a call at (609) 898-2300 or visit their website at 2. Tidelands Eco-Tour Board the Osprey to learn about the rich history of Cape May’s waterways, like the creation of Cape Island, the dredging of the harbor, South Cape May, fishing fleets, the various features along the harbor, the Nature Center of Cape May, the Corinthian Yacht Club and more. The Osprey is conveniently located at the Miss Chris Marina. Offered at 10am, 1:30 and 6pm daily, with a 1-hour 4pm harbor cruise every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Adults $23, kids $15, children six and under free. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit 3. Cape May-Lewes Ferry Take a trip over to Lewes, Delaware, a small, quaint seaside town (kind of like this one!), then make sure you check out bustling Rehoboth Beach, the Fenwick Island Lighthouse or Cape Henlopen State Park. You can also take advantage of the tax-free

shopping at the outlets. No matter what you choose once you’re there, you’ll enjoy the quiet and vastness of the bay on the deck of the ferry as you watch for dolphins and whales on your way. They even have a bar onboard! For more information or to book a reservation, call 800-64-FERRY or visit 4. The First Resort Exhibit  The First Resort by author Ben Miller is the basis for this exhibit sponsored by the MidAtlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) at the Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street. “Cape May’s 20th Century Renaissance: From the Pages of The First Resort” brings to life the key turning point in Cape May’s 20th century history. Visitors to the exhibit will be treated to rare photographs, video and a multitude of artifacts showcasing the years immediately before and after the city’s Urban Renewal movement. The exhibit will be open daily through November 4 and admission is free. Gallery hours vary. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit

Page 84 5. Whale and Dolphin Watching Dolphins are fairly common in the waters off Cape May, but it’s still a big thrill to see these beautiful creatures. Cape May Whale & Dolphin Watch and Research Center offers you the best chance to see them up close. And, as the name implies, you might even see a whale. Tours take off from Wilson Avenue. If the ship is docked you can see it on your left as you cross the small bridge before the Lobster House on your way out of town. For directions or more information, call (609) 898-0055 or visit them on the web at 6. Historic Haunts House Tour  Get into the Victorian spirit on a guided tour of the historic (and some say haunted) Physick Estate, and learn about the Victorians’ fascination with spiritualism, as well as today’s modern ‘“ghost-hunting” methods. Tours at 7:45pm on Mondays and Wednesdays through the end of August. Limited tour. $10 for adults, $7 for children. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac. org. 7. Cape May Family Treasure Hunt Discover the fun of exploring Cape May and uncovering its architectural elements from a kid’s perspective. Packet includes a clue sheet and map that will take you on a

Thursday, July 12, 2012 self-guided discovery tour. Packets for the entire family are available for $5. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www. 8. Lunch with the Pirates Lads, lasses, buccaneers and landlubbers are invited to the Carriage House Tearoom & Café located at the Physick Estate for a pirate-themed lunch experience as pirates invade the tearoom and commandeer the show. $18 for adults, $10 for children and includes lunch. Offered Fridays at 11:30am through August 31. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit 9. Cape May Lighthouse, Oil House and Museum Shop The lighthouse, built in 1859, has 199 steps leading to the watch gallery for a panoramic view of the Jersey Cape and Atlantic Ocean. The Museum Shop carries souvenirs, books, videos and other maritime items. Admission to the Visitors Orientation Center and the ground floor of the lighthouse is free. Tower admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call (609) 8845404 or visit 10. Queen Victoria Gardens Tour Stroll through the wonderfully preserved, beautiful gardens around the four buildings of the Queen Victoria, a renowned

bed-and-breakfast in the heart of the Historic District on a self-guided tour. Purchase tickets at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Admission is $7 and includes a booklet that describes the plants found in numbered areas throughout the property. For more information, call (609) 8845404 or visit 11. Bay Springs Alpaca Farm This one’s hard to believe, but Cape May has an alpaca farm. Near the end of beautiful New England Road, Warren and Barbara Nuessle live what they call the “alpaca lifestyle” – quiet and simple. Visit them between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and see how alpaca fiber is spun into yarn, or shop at their store which carries many alpaca-related items (forget wool: go with an alpaca sweater this winter!) And don’t forget to greet the grazing alpacas – they make it all possible. Call (609) 884-0563 or visit www.bayspringsalpacas. comfor more information. 12. Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tour  First hop on this guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District, followed by a tour of its only Victorian house museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, located at 1048 Washington Street. Admission also

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includes the Carriage House Gallery, and the tour lasts about two hours. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit 13. Beachcombing at the Cove A naturalist from the Nature Center of Cape May helps you explore the ocean, beach and dunes of the Cove on Fridays at 8:30am. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and can be purchased in advance at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, or on the day of the tour at the Second Street Pavilion on the promenade in Cape May. For details call (609) 898-8848. 14. World War II Lookout Tower Museum and Memorial Fire Control Tower No. 23 on Sunset Boulevard is New Jersey’s last freestanding World War II tower, part of the immense Harbor Defense system of the Delaware known as Fort Miles. Visitors can climb to the sixth floor spotting gallery while reliving the homeland defense efforts made by soldiers during World War II. The ground floor of the tower is fully accessible. $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit 15. Cherry House Tour  This beautiful Federal-style house was built in 1849 by Lemuel Leaming and named for

the Cherry family of Philadelphia. Now owned by Beth and Frank Acker, the home has been lovingly restored and furnished with antiques. Each room is a treasure chest of cherished family mementos and the hand-painted murals throughout are a reflection of the owners’ lives as well as the home’s seashore heritage. Tours are offered on Thursdays at 11am, a tour with tea at 2pm through September 20. Tickets cost $10, $18 if you’re doing the tea tour, and are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit 16. Private Wildlife Garden Tour More butterfly and hummingbird gardens are tucked into Cape May County than just about anywhere else in the country. Gardening naturalist and author Pat Sutton leads tours through a variety of gardens to showcase young and old, sun and shade, large and small, containers, water features, dragonfly ponds and more. Bring lunch to picnic in one of the gardens. Select dates through July and August. Tours are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, call (609) 898-8848 or visit 17. Aviation Museum  The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation

Museum, a few minutes north of town, has a wonderful collection of planes and helicopters all set in a building which, at its peak during WWII, accommodated 222 planes and 17,000 takeoffs and landings per month. Young or old, the awe of flight will catch you like a net. The museum is open daily from 9am-5pm. Across the road is another must-see, the Vietnam Memorial Museum, which features a special garden commemorating the 21 fallen soldiers from Cape May County. Call (609) 886-8787 or visit 18. Emlen Physick Estate Tour  With its new theme for 2012, “What Those Victorians Wore,” a tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, is sure to be an entertaining and educational experience. Tours cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit 19. Road Trip It seems silly to suggest leaving Cape May, but when the road calls, it’s hard not to answer. Grab some gas and try out Route 147 (Ocean Drive). It runs through Wildwood Crest, where the Doo Wop-style hotels of Wildwood are a block away, and Stone Harbor. Or why not explore Cum-

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No matter which half of the Twin Capes you’re on, there’s always more to see and explore waiting on the other side. And there’s no better way to get there than the Cape May–Lewes Ferry. From the waterparks in Delaware, to Victorian architecture in Cape May, if you aren’t visiting both sides of the Twin Capes, you’re missing half the fun.

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Tuesday, July 17th SHOW at 8pm

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Cape May County Zoo is an unmissable experience for the family berland County, home to bald eagles and to Port Norris, the one-time oyster capital of the world? Make sure you don’t miss the A.J. Meerwald, the lovely and historic Delaware Bay oyster schooner. 20. Cape May County Zoo How much would you expect to pay to see 200 species and a total of 550 animals from around the world? Unless you guessed $0, you’re way off, because the Cape May County Zoo offers free admission. The zoo features a reptile room, aviary and an African Savanna on its 80 acres. Surrounding the zoo is a park that’s perfect for picnics, as well as picnic areas, walk/bike paths, fishing ponds, picnic shelters, a disc golf course, playgrounds and more. Open daily from 10am4:45pm, the zoo is just off Exit 11 on the parkway. And, while the zoo is free, your donations at the entrance are appreciated and keep this world-class zoo up and running. You can visit the county website at www.capemay- or call (609) 4655271 for more information. 21. Harbor Safari A marine biologist leads tourgoers through Cape May’s beach and marsh habitats. Tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:30 through August 30. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (609) 8845404 or visit 22. Miniature Golf Even the worst golfer can manage a par at some of Cape May’s fabulous mini courses. Cape May Miniature Golf on Jackson Street features sculpted greens, lush landscape, real sand traps, and a tropically themed ice cream oasis named Cocomoe’s is connected to the course. There’s mini-golf available by the ocean at Ocean Putt, on the corner of Beach and Jackson, and at Stockton Inn a little more towards the east end of town. There is also a mini golf course at the shops at Sunset Beach, each hole with an ocean view!

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Local BUSINESS! Cape Bank Is Lending It’s people like Larry and Don that truly make us a community bank. They’re experienced, knowledgeable, accessible and, of course, local – which means they understand the area and your business needs. Larry and Don can provide you with customized banking and lending solutions, including flexible loan programs, lines of credit and commercial mortgages. Also, Larry and Don are members of the Loan Committee, so you know you’re talking with the decision makers. Cape Bank is lending, so give Larry or Don a call and find out what they can do for you and your business.

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The Old Fogey

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


REFUSE to dignify any of those miniature tin trays on wheels by the honored name “barbecue.” And anyone lighting the sacred barbecue with firelighters? I would roast them over their own pathetic flames for cheapening the ritual. And do not start me on those comedy aprons which depict a woman’s mammaries or other such trivia (please note: I am not saying mammaries themselves are trivia, you understand: I have the utmost respect and fascination for them, and could admire their aesthetic qualities for hours on end, as I can the statue of David’s tiny but perfect pee-pee, but I hate to seem them trivialized by ending up on a plastic apron stretched over the rotund belly of a middle aged man). No, since Cape May is the home of the barbecue, we deserve better than those $20 disposable affairs and the mewling specimens of manhood who would attempt to cook on them. No, in the name of Cape May, Home of The Big Barbecue, I spit on anyone who brings a sub-standard barbecue into

our city. And what, you may ask, would qualify as a suitable barbecue? I direct you to the corner of New York and Trenton Avenues, and there to stamp your heel on the sidewalk. It will make a ringing sound. Likewise, on the corner of New Jersey Avenue and Reading Avenues, and the two corners that added to these make a whole block. Under the houses and gardens lies the original barbecue plate we had built to cook up a feast worthy of a city. It all came to pass the night in 1809 that

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the cattle ship “Longhorn” ran aground off the Point, victim of high wind, bad tides and a lantern we had set there to lure ships ashore. We had been expecting a treasure ship, but found ourselves with 300 head of beef, and a pressing need to not be caught with them. So we set the blacksmiths to work, and by morning, we had a steel plate a city block wide, with tunnels under for burning coal. A few hours later, teams of stokers had the plate glowing cherry red, and our barbecue started. The smell had people streaming our way from 30 miles around. We used a relay of bulldozers to move the carcasses on and off, and lumber saws to cut the meat. We ate for a week, non-stop, and had so much ash from the fires to dispose of that we pressed it into the shape of a ship and sunk it off the Point to amuse visitors. Of course, we had to hide the evidence, so we built over the hot plate. But fear not: the simple flick of a switch will turn the block upside down, and we will be ready to barbecue once more. Now, where did my shipping timetable get to….?

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So grab some friends, arrange a tournament and go golfing. 23. Buy Fresh Produce New Jersey is the Garden State for a reason. There’s some great farmland in the area, and markets like Duckie’s and No Frills on Broadway, along with Beach Plum Farm and Rea’s Farm on Stevens Street carry some of the freshest produce around. Which brings us to.... 24. Visit A Farmers Market Better yet, visit two farmers markets! On Tuesdays through August 28, the West Cape May Farmers Market is the place to be from 3-7:30pm for vendors, activities, great food and live entertainment. The market is located behind the West Cape May Firehall. Head over West Cape May bridge to the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal in North Cape May on Saturdays through August 25 from 9am1pm for local produce, baked goods, artisan crafts and more. 25. Parasail You don’t need to be a daredevil to rise 500 feet above the ocean, nor do you need a pair of wings. Parasailing has become a popular pastime that lets you soar above the coast and see Cape May from a perspective most people will never enjoy. It may be a view to die for, but we can assure you that you won’t be risking anything – the boat captains are coast guard certified and extremely safe. There are two great options to choose from. East Coast Parasail in Cape May at Utsch’s Marina, (609) 898-8359; Atlantic Parasail at the Two Mile Landing restaurant and marina on Ocean Drive highway, (609) 522-1869. 26. Lighthouse Storytime  Bring your children to the Education Center in Cape May Point State Park to listen to nautical tales and lighthouse adventure stories. Storytime is at 12pm every Sunday through September 2. Better yet, admission is free. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.

27. Sunset Beach The name says it all — follow Sunset Boulevard until it ends, then watch the sun sink beyond the jutting concrete ship. “God Bless America” is played as a veteran’s casket flag is lowered each day from May until September. After the ceremony, grab some food at the Grille or enjoy the incredible deals in the gift shop. There’s a long beach strewn with Cape May diamonds, or play a round of minigolf at Sunset Beach! 28. Self-Guided Audio Tour of Cape May Discover the Historic District of Victorian Cape May at your own pace with hand-held audio units leading the way. The $10 tour package comes complete with a map and index for 96 historic buildings on 69 sites. To start off on your own tour, stop by the Hill House, located at 1048 Washington Street on the Emlen Physick Estate, from 9am-2:30pm. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit 29. Cape Island Theatre Bearcat Bootleggers or 1912, both by Ray Crew, are the dinner and a show offerings by Cape Island Theatre at the Old Grange Restaurant in Historic Cold Spring Village. Dinner at 7:15, show at 8pm, discounted rate for kids, even a “dessert only” option. For more information, call (609) 8845404 or visit 30. Arcades  A trip to the beachfront is simply not complete without a trip to the arcade. Treat your kids to all the flashing lights, beeps, bells, buzzers and videogames, or relive your own childhood memories. Cape May Arcade has two locations, one on Beach Avenue and Gurney, the other at Beach Avenue and Jackson Street. 31. Higbee Beach It used to be a bit of a scandalous place (nude bathers – gasp!). Not anymore... or, not usually. Follow New England Road until it ends, walk the path — aka Mosquito Alley —

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towards the beach and enjoy some splendid shore. Just enjoy it in a swimming (not birthday) suit. 32. Fisherman’s Wharf Tour Take a guided tour of Fisherman’s Wharf at the Lobster House Restaurant. Learn how your seafood gets from the sea to your table and discover how Cape May has become the third largest commercial fishing port on the East Coast. Tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am. Admission is $10 adults and $7 children. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www. 33. Emlen Physick Estate Children’s Tour  This tour encourages children to find out what life was like more than 125 years ago at the Emlen Physick Estate. Starting June 21, tours will run Mondays and Wednesday at 10:30am, and tickets are $7 per person. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit 34. The Keeper’s On Duty Did you ever wonder what’s it like to be a lighthouse keeper? If you’d like the answer to this question and others, get to The Keeper’s On Duty, at the Education Center at Cape May Point State Park. It’s an informative, entertaining half hour talk on the history and lore of the famous 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. Suited for all ages. Each Sunday at 11am through August, and admission is free. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit www. 35. Teddy Bear Tea Party Treat your favorite youngster to a Teddy Bear Tea Party at the Carriage House Cafe and Tea Room. It features kid-friendly menus, teddy bear music and Miss Jeanne and special guests will present stories and activities. A goody bag will be provided for each guest. Cost is $18 for adults and $10 for kids. Reservations are required. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit

ROMANTIC Ah, romance! Cape May is a great getaway for couples. Here are a few ideas for activities that you and your loved one can enjoy together. So take your favorite person by the hand, put your heads together, and decide which of these activities most suit your fancy. 1. Local Wineries You might not know this, but southern Jersey is emerging as a serious wine-growing region. Cape May Winery, on Townbank Road, has wine tours from 3-5pm on Saturdays for $20 a person. Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery in Rio Grande has a beautiful wine bar and offer tastings and food pairings. Turdo Vineyards in North Cape May is yet another option. They have 12 varieties of wine, and give tours Friday through Sunday. Call (609) 884-1169 for Cape May Winery or visit www.capemaywinery. com. Call (609) 846-7347 for Hawk Haven or visit Call (609) 884-5591 for Turdo Vineyards, or visit www. 2. Self-guided Wine Trail Tour the wineries of Cape May County, visiting Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery and Turdo Vineyards and Winery and taste the unique flavors at each. Offered daily from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is $10 and includes a map with the wineries listed and a tasting glass. Call (609) 884-5404 or visit 3. Winery Cellar Tour and Tasting  Spend an afternoon at the award-winning Cape May Winery. Includes a barrel tasting accompanied by cheese and fruit and a complimentary tasting glass. Offered at 3pm every Saturday through May 28 and daily beginning May 29. Purchase tickets at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit

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4. Antiquing  For a different kind of treasure hunt, check out the amazing variety of antique shops that are available in Cape May – just don’t get disheartened when you see your favorite childhood toy selling for $100. Here are some treasure troves (all 609 area code): Antiques Emporia, 405 West Perry Street (898-3332), Bridgetowne Antiques, Broadway and Mechanic (884-8107), Out of The Past Antiques, 394 Myrtle Avenue, corner of Perry (884-3357), Cape May Antique Center, 1228 Route 109 (898-4449). 5. Cape May-Lewes Ferry Take a trip over to Lewes, Delaware, a small, quaint seaside town, then make sure you check out bustling Rehoboth Beach, the Fenwick Island Lighthouse or Cape Henlopen State Park. You can also take advantage of the tax-free shopping at the outlets. No matter what you choose once you’re there, enjoy the quiet and vastness of the bay on the deck of the ferry as you watch for dolphins and whales. They even have a bar onboard! For more information or to book a reservation, call 1-800-64-FERRY or visit 6. Cape May by Moonlight Trolley Ride Take this romantic trolley ride through the moonlit streets of Cape May as a guide tells tales of Victorian romance. Tickets are available at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth. Tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30pm and Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:15pm after June 17. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (609) 8845404 or visit 7. Carriage House Tearoom and Café  Have a civilized and leisurely lunch and spot of tea at the The Carriage House Cafe features a Tea Luncheon of sandwiches, salads, soups, breads, pastries and beverages. There is also an elegant Afternoon Tea option composed of finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and beverages. The café menu offers heartier

fare with a selection of entrée salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps. The Carriage House Tearoom and Café is on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, located at 1048 Washington Street. Opens at 11:30am. For reservations call (609) 884-5111, or for more information, call (609) 8845404 or visit 8. Take a Carriage Ride Forget about the car, bike or your own two feet; let the clipclop of a horse’s trot guide you through the town in style. Taking a carriage is a truly unique, historic and romantic way to see the town. Besides, it beats finding a parking spot. And if that romance works out, keep a carriage ride in mind for the wedding day. Cape May Carriage Company is based at Ocean and Washington Street. Call (609) 884-4466 to set up a ride. 9. Get a Massage Even though Cape May is relaxing enough, why not make it even MORE relaxing? Enjoy your time together even more fully after a visit to one of these local miracle workers: Cape May Day Spa: (609) 898-1003, Artizan Salon and Spa: (609) 884-4499, Accent On Beauty: (609) 884-7040 or Sea Spa at Congress Hall: (609) 884-6543. 10. Local Theater Cape May Stage, based in a beautifully renovated church in the center of town, is the city’s premier Equity professional group, and features a season that’s packed with drama, comedy and superb performances from some pretty famous names. Call (609) 884-1341 or visit East Lynne Theater Company specializes in early American theater and is also well worth a visit. Their company is in residence at the First Presbyterian Church on Hughes Street. Give them a call at (609) 884-5898 or visit And for a full evening of entertainment, you can’t go wrong at Elaine’s Dinner Theater on Lafayette Street – call (609) 884-5898.

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Activity Of The Week

A weekly column by Catherine Dugan. This week: Go fishin.’


WAS strolling along the beach at dawn when I saw a young man and a little boy at the edge of the surf, with fishing gear. The man looked like the kind of guy you would cross the street to avoid - he was about 25, lean and wiry, with a squint to rival Clint Eastwood and cutoff shorts that had seen better days. The boy, who came up to his hip, sported bright orange trunks fresh from the store, a blue rashguard and a life vest. They were casting into the waves, or rather, the man — the father — was casting, with smooth, consistent motions which the frustrated boy tried to copy. Every few minutes the father stopped and instructed his son. As I passed, he said, “Well, someday you’ll be even bigger than me and it will be easier.” Fishing gear used to be sold with the slogan, “Take a boy fishing today.” And while there’s no reason to exclude the girls, it’s still good advice. Pick up a fishing rod, take the kid’s hand, whistle the theme from The Andy Griffith Show and you are on your way to being father of the

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year. (The late Sheriff Taylor always used to take Opie fishing, and look how well little Ronny Howard turned out.) Take a kid fishing and you teach him patience and persistence. You also show him that he is worth your time. Fishing is lowtech, so you don’t need your smart phone, and it is quiet, so you can hear each other

talk. Or not. Fishing teaches a kid about nature, and his connection to the environment. As a bonus, he gets to touch a lot of gross stuff. Cape May is a great place to fish from the beach. From Poverty Beach, to Cape May Point, to the Ferry terminal, you can fish for croakers and kingfish from mid-July to Labor Day. You might see the occasional small bass or fluke caught by an angler dragging bait clams along the bottom. You don’t need a license. You can’t fish while the lifeguards are on duty, but fishing experts tell me you want to go at dusk or dawn anyway. For rental equipment, try Cape May Bait and Tackle, 122 Sunset Boulevard, West Cape May. They can offer advice on how and where to fish, because you want to give a beginner a good chance of catching something. They also sell bait from a vending machine, which is just the right combination of gross and cool to appeal to a child. Take a kid fishing today. There are worse things to be hooked on. Next week: Get a Better Beach Body

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YOGA ON THE BEACH Cape May Point State Park (Lighthouse) Friday 6 p.m. (Yoga at Sunset) Saturday 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. Thursday 8 a.m. ONLY $10 (10 class pass for only $50) YOGA ON THE BEACH Behind the new Convention Center (Cape May City) 8:00 a.m. ONLY $5.00 PLENTY OF FREE PARKING! For Additional information: Contact: Karen at 609-827-8886

AQUA YOGA MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 5:30 p.m. ONLY $6.00 Cape May City Elementary School Pool Lower Township Recreation Department AQUA YOGA Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. ONLY $5! Lwr. Township Pool at Windslow Ave. & Rosehill Parkway, N. Cape May & YOGA ON THE BEACH Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. ONLY $5! David Douglas Memorial Park (Canal Park/Sandman Blvd) N. Cape May (in front of the Gazebo!) For Additional information contact: Lower Twp Rec Dept. 609.886.7880 Ext. 0 or email: Karen @ 609.827.8886

1. Golf Cape May National Golf Club has “three of the best holes in New Jersey” according to The Jersey Golfer and is nestled in 50 acres of private bird sanctuary. (Visit Cape May National at or call 609-884-1563.) But, if it’s your wedge that needs some work, Cape May Par 3 will let you play 18 holes for just $15.95. No bag? No problem. Cape May Par 3 rents clubs for just $1. Visit them at or call (609) 889-2600. 2. Bike Ride It’s no secret: Cape May is a biking town. Have you even tried to navigate the streets of Cape May during rush hour? It’s enough to make you want to start jogging to your destination. But have no fear; there are bike rentals that beat braking (and braking again, then honking, then braking once more). Try Cape Island Bikes at 727 Beach Avenue or 135 Sunset Boulevard, (609) 884-8011. 3. Nature Trails Next to the lighthouse in the Cape May Point State Park there are several trails weaving through ponds, dunes, marsh and forest. There are different levels of difficulty marked by colors and most of the trails have wooden walkways. Even on the longest trails, breathtaking scenes in a tranquil setting will make you wish it was longer. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes. 4. Yoga Join Karen Manette Bosna for Yoga On The Beach, with a couple of locations and times to choose from. Or meet her in the Cape May City Elementary School pool for Aqua Yoga classes. For more information, call Karen at 609-827-8886, or visit If you prefer your downward dog

indoors, in a more formal yet ohso-relaxed setting, then don’t hesitate to visit Balance Pilates, located at 600 Park Boulevard in West Cape May. Call Judy Heany at 609-884-3001. 5. Tennis The William J. Moore Tennis Club — named after the first black (as well as the oldest) tennis pro in America — rents rackets, balls and courts. It’s located next to the Physick Estate on beautiful tree-lined Washington Street, and there are always a variety of local characters up for a game, match, or set. The courts are open to the public daily for just $10 per hour and a half. For more information call (609) 8848986. 6. Horseback Riding At Hidden Valley Ranch, you can take lessons in the pastimes of heroes and kings under the watchful gaze of Nancy Hall and her daughter Angi Dickenson, who have nearly 70 years of combined equine experience. Saddle up. Call Hidden Valley Ranch at (609) 884-8205 for more information, or check them out on facebook. 7. Fishing Cape May is one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the US. The sport fishing is big business, too... AND a whole lot of fun. South Jersey Marina boast the Murderer’s Row, a top-notch selection of boats with crews who know these waters better than anyone. Try the experienced team of Stalker Sport Fishing: (609) 231-9611, or the Miss Chris fleet: (609) 884-3939. For all your bait and tackle needs, stop by Jim’s Bait and Tackle on Route 109 by the harbor: (609) 884-3900. 8. Tidal Marsh Tour by Kayak Explore Cape May County’s most beautiful salt marsh via sit-on-top kayaks. It’s a great way to see nesting ospreys, herons, egrets and assorted crabs. There are two excellent options to choose from. Aqua Trails at 1600 Delaware Avenue in the Nature Center: (609) 884-5600,, and Miss Chris Marina:

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(609) 884-3351, TROLLEY TOURS Guided trolley tours offer an excellent way to see Cape May. All tickets can be purchased at the Information Booth at the end of the Washington Street Mall. For times and prices call (609) 8845404 or visit www.capemaymac. org. 1. Welcome To Cape May Tour First time here in our lovely resort? Do not fret —the Welcome to Cape May Tour will cover all the important bases — it’s the perfect introduction to our beautiful town. 2. Sunday Brunch Trolley Tour Enjoy a scrumptious brunch at the Carriage House Cafe and Tea Room, then hop on board a trolley for a Welcome To Cape May Tour. $20 includes tax and gratuity — limited reservations. 3. War At The Shore A guided 2-hour tour to learn about the impact and historic ramifications of war on the Cape May area. 4. Ghosts of the Lighthouse An evening trolley ride through West Cape May as you listen to the ghost tales and visit the Cape May Lighhouse at night. You’ll feel the presence of the spirits as you climb the lighthouse steps! 5. Happy Hour Trolley Tour Take a guided tour through West Cape May, then stop off at Seaside Cheese for a delectable wine and cheese sampling. 6. Historic District Tour A tour of Cape May’s historic district filled with entertaining and educational stories. 7. Historic Haunts Combo Tour A tour of some of Cape May’s regal Victorian residences (reputed to host more than the living). Then it’s off for a guided tour of the historic (and some say haunted) Physick Estate with a discussion of Victorian spiritualism. 8. Mansions by the Sea This tour features a century of beachfront development, from Victorian cottages of the 1870s

through the most up-to-date of today’s housing. 9. Combination Trolley/Physick Estate Tour Try out this guided trolley tour of Cape May’s Historic District, followed by a guided tour of Cape May’s only Victorian house museum. The new theme for 2011 is “Victorian Health and Fitness.” 10. Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Ride Take a 30-minute evening ride through the streets of Cape May with a guide who relates some of the fascinating paranormal findings of The Ghosts Of Cape May author Craig McManus. 11. Guardians of the Cape Take a narrated tour of Cape May’s Eastern beachfront, and get a good look at some of the most magnificent structures ever put up in Cape May. You’ll also hear about beach erosion, life-saving and the area’s military history. Then, enjoy a unique experience with the Sunset Parade at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. 12. Moonlight Trolley Ride Take a 40-minute evening guided trolley ride through Cape May’s leafy, gaslit streets, and learn all about Victorian courtship and romance. 13. Deadliest Cape Trolley Ride You’ll encounter the dangers that lurk offshore, glimpse the hazardous world of the mariner and hear the frightening, heartwrenching stories of the ones who set sail and never came back. 14. Stairway To The Stars Trolley Ride This evening trolley ride combines two great Cape May elements: a tour from the Washington Street Mall with a Lighthouse tour. 15.Sunset Beach Tribute Tour First up, a guided trolley tour to the restored World War II Lookout Tower, Fire Control Tower Number 23, which is New Jersey’s last free-standing lookoutower. Then it’s on to the moving flag-lowering ceremony at Sunset Beach.

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6/19: Soroptomists’ Goddess Toga Party At Jim Linnington’s House PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEKSEY MORYAKOV

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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


DUKE is patiently waiting for someone to come adopt him. He is a well mannered, social boy, who loves attention. He used to live with cats, dogs and kids, so he is great with all of them. He knows tricks such as “sit,” “shake,” and “speak.” If you are looking for the next new addition to your family, look no further, come visit him and see what an amazingly perfect companion Duke will be. The adoption fee is $95.


ROCKY is a very energetic older gentleman that just loves to play. He does not get along with other animals at all, so he would have to be an only pet, but would be a great one. He used to live with a 3 year old, and can get along great with kids. He is very sweet, and loves attention. If you think he might sound like the perfect match for you, stop on in the shelter and give him a second chance. The adoption fee is $35.


PETER is waiting here at the shelter for a forever home. He is 33 pounds, so not too big and not too small, the perfect size. He is good with cats and dogs, and does not mind sharing a home with them. He would do better with older children because he is somewhat of an independent dog and likes to do his own thing. If you think Peter could be a good match for you, come visit him at the shelter. The 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


SUMMER is a darling 1 year old cat up for adoption. She is a very sweet lovable girl who loves to be pet and paid attention to. Summer has the biggest yellow eyes that will stare at you with love and admiration. She would love to be in a home where you can both enjoy each other’s company. The adoption fee is $35.


DELILAH is waiting here at the animal shelter. She is a very affectionate little gal, just waiting for the right person to take her to a forever home. She is not huge on being picked up yet, but if you give her time and patience, she could get used to this. Come on down to the shelter and give Delilah her chance. The adoption fee is $35

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Broadway Takes Cape May



HE stars at night are big and bright… at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse! Our Second Stage Series is under way, bringing you Broadway’s biggest stars. Don’t miss Lee Roy Reams! Columnist Liz Smith calls him “Broadway’s Darling” and the New York Times hails him as “Broadway’s song-and-dance man nonpareil” for his leading roles. He won critical acclaim as Roger DeBris on Broadway and the First National Company of Mel Brooks’ musical hit, The Producers (Carbonell Award, Washington DC’s prestigious Helen Hayes Award, and Las Vegas Life Award). Reams brings his unparalleled talent to the Robert Shackleton Playhouse on Monday, July 16, at 8pm. Later this month, Cape May Stage brings you yet another stellar Broadway performer: Tony Award winner Faith Prince! Prince moves effortlessly between theater, live performance, television and movies, and has been astounding Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as “Ms. Adelaide” in Guys and Dolls. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing, Nick & Nora, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Little Me, James Joyce’s The Dead, and Noises Off. Most recently, Faith starred in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliott. Her concert, Total Faith, reflects this southern belle’s past and present along with a glimpse into her future. Her unforgettable and hilarious adventures are brought to life through the songs of some of America’s greatest

Above: The hilarious cast of God of Carnage continues to keep audiences rolling in the aisles. Below: Broadway’s Faith Prince is a must see in Total Faith on July 23. composers, including Harold Arlen, Menken & Ashman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hart, and Jerry Herman. Catch her one-woman show on Monday, July 23. God of Carnage continues to keep audiences rolling in the aisles! Make it a night on the town with our Dinner and a Show package. Treat yourself to an early dinner of your choice at one of Cape May’s finest restaurants, then receive tickets for the 8pm performance at Cape May Stage at a significantly reduced price! Each restaurant is running its own special, so reservations must be made directly through the restaurant. Take advantage of this unique Dinner and A Show opportunity! Our Theatre Adventure Camp is going strong! There’s still time to enroll the future Cape May Stage star in your life for next week’s camp. Visit or call 609-884-1341 for more information.

COMING UP AT CAPE MAY STAGE Lee Roy Reams In “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance”

Monday, July 16 8pm, Tickets $50

«Call (609) 884-1341 for more information

Faith Prince In “Total Faith”

Monday, July 23 8pm, Tickets $50

Discovery Summer Theatre Camp

July 17-20 Ages 9-12 & 13-16

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

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This Peppy Periodical Travels The Globe

John and Mary Van de Vaarst had a Magical Day with Micky and Minnie (and Exit Zero) at Disney.

Mac and Del McKenna of North Cape May visited Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell, Alaska on their 40th wedding anniversary. They say Exit Zero reminds them of their nuptials at the United States Coast Guard Training Center Chapel on July 1, 1972.


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Bird Droppings


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

ENUS was riding just above dawn. Jupiter a closed fist higher. The tide was slack and full. Night herons pitching out of the sky, vying for perches. And somewhere, from high overhead, the stuttering notes of a Short-billed Dowitcher drifted to earth. Quick. Which one of these events was momentous? If you said “the dowitcher” you were right. While each of these recounted elements has its own special poignancy (and taken in sum constitute a near perfect moment on planet earth) only one signals epoch change. The dowitcher marked the first, certain, southbound migrant encountered in 2012. The event occurred the morning of June 28. The dowitchers call didn’t just announce its presence. It sounded taps for Summer. That’s right my fellow humans. The planet has turned the corner. What was heading headlong toward Summer is now descending on a six month slide into Winter. Now the big question. Why might this matter? The answer? Another ques-

tion. Matter to you or matter to me? Unless you have your finger on the pulse of the seasons, know, and are affirmed by the synchronous rhythm that all the plants and animals living on earth dance to, then knowing how your planet inclines probably doesn’t make a whole heck of a lot of difference to you. So let’s say “me.” And yes, being in touch with

and attuned to the natural world is VERY important to me. Want to know why? I’ll tell you. The answer is: taxes, traffic jams, slow booting computers, all the ground chuck on sale already gone, damn — no change for the meter, the tailgater behind you who’s texting 100 friends, “your estimated hold time is thirty-eight minutes,” every size but your size, weak coffee, shopping cart kiss on new car door, “closed Tuesdays, sorry for the inconvenience,” the in-laws are coming, “more layoffs are imminent,” “I found your lipstick, it went through the wash,” “exactly what does ‘treatable but not curable’ mean?,” “license and registration, please,” “has anyone seen my car keys?” “what’s that puddle of green stuff in the driveway?” and “tell me if it hurts when you bite down on...” UOWWWW! So there you have it. I go out and engage, and become engaged by the natural world because it is the a counterweight

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Double your pleasure as the MOR-EZ ticket card goes twice as far on our amusement rides. Ride for only half the tickets until 6pm. Also, look for great Double-the-Fun offers at many of our games and food outlets. Valid Thursdays from 12:30pm until 6pm. Xtreme rides and Adventure Pier open at 4pm.

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Waterpark Specials Morning Special - $26 Swim and slide from park opening until 12:30pm. After 3pm Special - $25 Sold after 3pm. Valid until park closes. After 5pm Special - $20 Sold after 5pm. Valid until park closes. Not available Saturdays. Closing times and operating hours are subject to change at anytime based on various factors including weather and crowd conditions. All specials are subject to operating hours. Visit for up-to-date operating hours and complete details on all of our specials. Some restrictions apply.


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Bird Droppings ? From Page 111 to the compounded vexations of life. I do it to stay sane in a world that increasingly is not. Nature, you see, is predictable. It’s something I can count on. In autumn, the leaves fall from the trees. In spring, they reappear. Every six hours the tide comes in. Six hour later, it’s out. Ebb and f low, yin and yang. Sounds pretty natural, doesn’t it? The stars never ask a person where they’re going, with whom, and when they’ll back. No Ring-billed Gull foraging on the beach has ever cared that your credit card is maxed out. Your neighbor has a newer car than you do? Trees don’t care. Yes, there are other ways to attain peace and tranquility. Wine helps. One or three religions extol the merits of the afterlife, but first you have to die. But for me, for the time that I have on earth, I’ve found nothing more accessible or satisfying than simply going out and engaging the natural world. As often as I can. And in the name of getting a jump on all the vexing matters on the agenda today, as early as I can. Nature doesn’t require an appointment. She never puts you on hold.

The Short-billed Dowitcher heralds the arrival of the summer season Summer melting into Autumn melting into Winter melting into Spring…a Short-billed Dowitcher calls the tune. It marks a poignant moment in the passage of time and if you are attuned, lives. If you want to get in tune with nature, head over to the Cape May Bird Observatory — THE place for all of your nature needs. Pick up a free birding map, checklist and a schedule of our daily walks. Talk with our staff about the best spot for birding, check out optics, field guides, and anything else you might need

— or don’t know you need yet! CMBO is located at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point 609-884-2736, and is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily, except Tuesdays. Our staff are always willing to help with questions. Scan the bookshelves for bargains in the used and vintage books section, look at the wonderful Charley Harper merchandise, including a terrific lithograph done just for the CMBO, or just browse. Take a look at sighting sheets to check what’s being seen out in the field, check out the view of the lake from the wide selection of scopes and binoculars, or sit outside on our garden benches and enjoy the birds and the Lake Lily view. If you can’t make it in person, you can also visit us at — where birding Cape May is only a click away! Seymore Thanu is none other than New Jersey’s own Pete Dunne, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory and Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon. Pete uses his talents and energy to make the natural world real for others. Author of several books on and about nature (available at CMBO) he weaves information, insight anden 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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Saturday & Sunday, July 14-15: 10:00am-4:30pm POPULAR nursery rhymes are brought to life with read-alongs and hands-on fun! Meet Mother Goose and learn the history behind her treasured poems and tales. Step back in time to the 1800s and visit the Village’s 26 restored historic buildings and see demonstrations of the trades and crafts of the “age of homespun.” FACE PAINTING! TOY TRAIN RIDES! FAMILY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES! Music by the Cumberland County College Band - Saturday at 2pm. Sponsored by

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Park your car and walk to everything from this generous 1 bedroom, 1 bath with huge walk in closet and open living room/kitchen/dining area get away. $315,000



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1113 DELAWARE AVE. VILLAS You can afford to be on the beach! This pleasant 3 brm., 2 bath rancher proves it and back right up to the Delaware Bay; gas heat, central air, vinyl exterior; enjoy the sunsets 365 days a year. $439,000.

806 ST. JOHN ST. CAPE MAY 3 bedroom, 1 bath warm, charming house close to the center of town with a beautiful back yard, great for those summer barbecues $399,000.

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Homes Of The Week

Check out these beautiful homes in the Cape May area






Lovely home on a quiet street in West Cape May. Close to beaches and restaurants. Ideal year round home or summer retreat. Inground pool in private fenced yard. Vinyl clad for low maintenance. Natural gas heat and central air conditioning. Many aspects of the home have been upgraded in recent years. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths $525,000.

Less than 2 blocks to the beach! This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home features an entrance foyer, large kitchen with granite counter tops, center island and stainless steel appliances, an open Great Room, large master bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath with Jacuzzi tub and tile surround, and a large first floor bedroom with private bath. Thee are tray ceilings and ceiling fans in each bedroom. There is hardwood flooring on the first floor, wall to wall carpet in the bedrooms and tile bathrooms. $829,000.

Location, location, location! Just one half block to the beach at the popular south end, this 2 unit condominium has an excellent rental history. The first floor unit offers 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths and nice open front porch Asking $495,000. The 2nd/3rd floor unit offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, ocean view front deck, large rear deck - $795,000. Ample offstreet parking for both units.

Fabulous three-level 3 bedroom,2 bath condo features open floor plan, generously sized bedrooms, baths( *dual sinks and jetted tub in master bath with separate super sized shower), custom cabinets, newer appliances, custom mirrors, designer light fixtures, covered decks which lead to pool, central a/c and gas heat, master bedroom with walk-incloset, tons of storage space, garage with auto opener) and much more. The Canyon Club is well-established marina community. $527,000

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

Heijung Park-Colameco Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street Cape May 609-884-5800

Picturesque Victorian and Carriage House on a rare half acre lot walking distance to downtown Cape May Court House. Circa 1908 and boasting a receiving foyer with a handsome staircase, high ceilings, gorgeous original woodwork and hardware, pocket doors, oversized windows & multiple family rooms. The spacious first floor offers a living room, dining room, family room; eat in kitchen and full bath. The second floor features 4 large bedrooms and a full bath. $499,000.




If you’re looking for privacy along with location, look no further. Located only 1 block to the Washington Street mall yet set back from the road you’ll find this charming condo unit nestled among the trees. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home offers an open floor plan with large bedrooms and three decks to enjoy the outdoors. Parking is never a problem with two designated parking spaces and a garage. Plenty of storage space is available in the ground level walk-out basement and spacious attic. $479,000

This beautiful center hall colonial home feels just like new! This home offers four large bedrooms and two and half baths. There kitchen, dining and living areas are all open to each other. There is a massive trex deck with access to the hot tub and privacy fenced rear yard. The full basement offers additonal living space and room for expansion. The private master suite has a large bathroom with a shower stall and soaking tub and there are large his and hers closets. There is an attached garage. $389,900.

Located in the heart of West Cape May, this large 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home has plenty of room for all your summer company... and just 4 blocks to the Cape May Mall! It features a living room, dining room, Florida room with tile floor, large entry area with wood burning stove & bay window. House needs a little updating, but has potential for a great family home. Easy to show... tenants are very accommodating. Owners looking at all offers. $349,900

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

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

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

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



Located just a 1/2 block from the wonderful beaches of Cape May. Well planned first floor condo with open layout. Well maintained building with GREAT RENTAL HISTORY. Upper common deck allows you a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. This is an opportunity to own a wonderful space in Cape May not too far from all of the shopping and dining around town. Keep it for yourself or rent by the week in the summer. $374,500

One-of-a-kind 3 BR/2.5 BA Canyon Club condominium with an interior that was completely customized by the Owner’s personal designer and contractors during the original construction. This waterfront unit has two decks and is positioned to capture panoramic views of the harbor, marina and dockside pool. $1,000,000

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

DeSatnick Real Estate 1001 Lafayette Street Cape May (609) 884-1300

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

Darcy Dickenson Cape May Realty 311 Pittsburgh Avenue Cape May 609-602-4122

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Rentals Of The Week

“Buying & Selling with Integrity & Trust”

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

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Jersey Cape Realty, Inc

739 Washington St., Cape May NJ 08204 Office: 609-884-5800 Cell: 609-602-8641

Call on Us for All Your Real Estate Needs! 501 LAFAYETTE STREET, CAPE MAY NJ 08204 TOLL FREE: 877-884-8907 • LOCAL 609-884-1007 FAX 609-884-4407 • WWW.WILSEYREALTY.COM

609.884.1300 275 FIFTH AVENUE WEST CAPE MAY Custom, cedar sided 4 BR/3.5 BA home with hardwood & tile floors, chef’s kitchen, first floor master suite, covered front & rear mahogany decks & a detached garage. $595,000 5 STRAWBERRY LANE COLD SPRING 4 BR/4 BA luxury estate home situated on an acre on Cape Island in Cold Spring! Approximately 4000 sq ft. $599,000


108 South Broadway, Cape May 6 BR/3 BA. Sleeps 16. Located close to beaches & downtown. $1000-$3800/week.

1307 Beach Ave. Unit 3 Cape May Condo, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Sleeps 6. $775-$1650 per week.

1162 Delaware Avenue, Cape May 3 BR/2 BA. Sleeps 6. Located close to beaches and downtown. $1800-$1850/week.

401 Second Ave., West Cape May Single Family 4 bedroms, 2 baths Sleeps 10. $950-$1825 per week.

Desatnick Real Estate, LLC 1001 Lafayette Street, Cape May 609.884.1300 •

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

3311 Bayshore Road, Unit D-3 Villawood townhome - 2 BR 1.5 BA living room, kitchen and laundry room. Central heat and air. $950 a month + utilities.

902 Lafayette Street, Cape May In the heart of town and close to everything. Tastefully decorated. 3 BR 2 BA

722 Maple Avenue, West Cape May. 2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps six. AC, laundry. Close proximity to many attractions.

1125 Washington Street, Cape May 5 bed 3 bath, sleeps 14. Perfect for all occasions.

Theresa Senico, Apex Realty, 2505 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ 08251 (609) 408-4655 •

Inquiries to rentals department at Jersey Cape Realty 739 Washington Street, Cape May 609-884-5800

106 Baltimore Avenue, Cape May 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath contemporary with ocean view decks, sleeps 8, a/c, w/d, ID#8730 – $2,500 - $3,900/week.

1534 Yacht Ave “Victorian Harbor” Cape May 2 & 3 BR units, 2 BA, w/d, d/w, cac, sleeps 6 & 8, Low 875/High

415 Sunset Blvd., West Cape May 4BR, 3BA, multiple decks, a/c, w/d, sleeps 8, iD#3860 - $1,200 - $2,200/week.

411 Lincoln Ave Cape May Point 3BR, 2.5BA, w/d, d/w, 2 window a/c, internet, sleeps 9, Low $1500/High $2650

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

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

1310 B Pennsylvania Ave, Cape May Screened Porch, Open Deck, 2 Bedrooms Sleeps 6. $900-$1200 week

1307 Beach Ave., Morning Star Villa #3 2 bed/1 bath, porch, Sleeps 6 $1695

842 West Rio Grande Ave, Shaw Crest Summer Season Rental Sleeps 4, $7,000

1125 A Beach Avenue, Cape May Last Mintue CXL, 7/7-7/14 $2500 Great Ocean Viewsl 3 bedroom/2.5 Bath, Sleeps 8

Coastline Realty 1400 Texas Avenue, Cape May (609) 884-5005 434 West Perry, Cape May 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8. Walk to beach and town. $2200/week

Darcy Dickenson, Cape May Realty 311 Pittsburgh Avenue, Cape May 609-602-4122 • 207 Queen Street, Cape May Fabulous new construction 5 bedroom home in Cape May Just 2 blocks to Queen Street Beach Call for availability 602-0405

12 East Mechanic Street, WCM 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6. Cute seaside cottage. $1400/week Homestead Real Estate 846 Broadway, West Cape May (609) 884-1888 •

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

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

Established July 4, 2003, proudly inspired by the late, great Pennywise magazine. Exit Zero Publishing is owned by Jack Wright and Jason Black. We also publish high-quality books as well as this fine periodical. Telephone: (609) 770-8479 Fax: (609) 770-8481 E-mail: Website: Mailing address: 109 Sunset Boulevard Suite D, Cape May, NJ 08204 Editor/Publisher: Jack Wright, Advertising Manager: Jason Black, Staff Writers: Kate Chadwick, Diane Stopyra, Arts Editor: Tom Sims Photographers: Aleksey Moryakov, Sandy Maloney, Nicole Mehlman, Ashley Middleton, Gabi Urda Graphic Artist: Doree Bardes Distribution People: Ashley Larson, Felicia Trusevich, Penelope Luckydog Columnists: Catherine Dugan (activities), David Gray (Old Fogey) Labeler: Mary Smith Every Thursday, Exit Zero is delivered to around 300 places. Get it delivered to your home in a plastic mailer. It’s $50 for 47 B&W issues, plus five in color. Call (609) 770-8479 to subscribe. DOWNTOWN CAPE MAY Swain’s, Mariah’s, Guardian, Cape Savings Bank, Collier’s, All Irish Imports, Cape May Stage, Wilsey Realty, Pat Jackson Jewelers, Celebrate Cape May, Go Fish, Sea Weeds, Cape Orient, Fiber Arts Yarn Shop, 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, Island Grill, Primrose, Center For Community Arts, Primo Hoagies. WASHINGTON STREET MALL The Original Fudge Kitchen, Mary Ann’s, Dellas 5&10, Lace Silhouettes, Center City Mall, Casale’s Shoes, Free Shop, Happy Baby, Jackson Street Boutique, It’s a Breeze, Madame’s Port, Swede Things, Cucina Rosa, Whale’s Tale, Ella's, Italian Garden, Andrew’s Ltd, Jackson Mountain Café, Love The Cook, Bath Time, Ugly Mug, Pilot House, Caroline Boutique, Kaleidoscope, Coldwell Banker, Colors, A Ca Mia, A Place On Earth, Between the Lines, Good Scents. WASHINGTON STREET Southern Mansion, MAC, Chris Clemans’ Sotheby’s International Realty, Billmae Cottage, Thomas

Webster Inn, Inn at the Park, City Hall, Sturdy Savings, Washington Inn, Dr Feldman Dentistry, Jersey Cape Realty, Victorian Towers. BEACHFRONT King’s Cottage, Blue Moon Pizza, Coachman’s Motor Inn, Carney’s, Martini Beach, Virginia Hotel, Mad Batter, Poor Richard's Inn, Inn at 22 Jackson Street, Saltwood B&B, Windward B&B, Uncle Bill’s, Ocean View Restaurant, Sandpiper, Hotel Alcott, Summer Station, The Original Fudge Kitchen, Montreal Liquor, Montreal Inn, Capri Motor Lodge, Periwinkle, Grand Hotel, Palace Hotel, Mission Inn, Angel by The Sea, Peter Shields, Hotel Macomber, Marquis de Lafayette. COLUMBIA AVENUE Columbia House, Sun Bank, Dr Gorny, Victorian Abstract, MP Myers, Cape May Day Spa, Twin Gables, Henry Sawyer B&B, Linda Lee, Brass Bed Inn, Mason Cottage, Mainstay Inn, White Dove Cottage, The Manse B&B, Merion Inn, Cliveden Inn, Pharo’s B&B, Summer Cottage, John F. Craig House, Majestic Star. GURNEY/OCEAN/STOCKTON Avalon Coffee, Cape May Beach & Kite, John Welsey Inn, Louie’s Pizza, Beach Massage, Inn of Cape May, Beauclair’s, Queen Victoria, Fairthorne, Bamboo Shack, Cheeks, Cape May Library, Freda’s Café, Victorian Lace, Camelot Hotel, Bedford Inn, Chalfonte Hotel. EAST CAPE MAY Nature Center, Model Cleaners, Cape May Laundromat, Wawa, Coastline Realty, Cape Bookkeeping, Shear Sunsations, Rizzo Chiropractic, C-View Inn, Century 21 Gilmartin. WEST CAPE MAY VFW, Godmother’s, Cape May Bakers, Higher Grounds, Tea By The Sea, Cape May Linen Outlet,

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

Volume 10, Number 23 Thursday, July 12, 2012  

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