Cape May MAC Holiday Newsletter

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Sturdy Sponsors Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Cape May MAC honors memory of Kathy Makowski

Get ready for Christmas! The excitement and joy of the holiday season in Cape May begins, as the community gathers on the estate grounds the weekend before Thanksgiving in anticipation of Santa’s arrival, when he appears to greet his fans and flips the switch that lights the huge estate Christmas tree! This year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Emlen Physick Estate, spon-

sored by Sturdy Savings Bank, is Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Shops to celebrate Museum Store Sunday

Cape May MAC offers abundance of holiday cheer

Cape May welcomes visitors with an abundance of old-fashioned cheer for the Christmas holiday! There are six weeks of festive tours and events planned by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) that celebrate the season. Victorian Cape May at Christmas is the ideal setting for making holiday memories with family and friends. Soak in the sights and sounds as you travel on trolley rides, delight in the city’s bright lights, tour homes beautifully decorated for the holiday, share breakfast with the jolly man in the red suit, and much more this holiday season. Here are a

The Atlantic Brass Band returns to perform holiday favorites as part of the evening’s festivities. Originally formed as the Wheaton Brass Band by Yorkshire-born Herb Roselle in 1984, the three-time Nafew new offerings this season:

For those who can’t wait for Santa Claus, great news: there are even more opportunities in 2022 to meet and greet the jolly man! Don’t miss your chance to welcome special guest Santa, himself, as he takes time away from executive oversight of his workshop (and his world touring schedule) to visit both Bella Vida Garden Cafe, 406 Broadway, West Cape May, and Ocean 7, at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May, on select dates leading up to Christ-

The Cape May MAC Museum Shops will celebrate Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 27. The Carriage House Museum Shop, the Oil House Museum Shop at the Cape May Lighthouse, and the Online Museum Shop will ring in the holiday season with special giveaways, events, and new products perfect for gifting.

Museum Store Sunday is an annual event celebrated nationwide, intended to bring attention to the unique beauty and fundraising missions of shops associated with museums and cultural

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RECENT HAPPENINGS

Late Summer/Early Fall Wrap-Up

Harvest Brew Fest was the first big event of the Fall season. We had a perfect day for it - sunny and pleasant – and a perfect crowd as well. Director of Special Events and Visitor Services Janice Corkery made sure the estate was crammed with crafts and collectibles vendors. We had a great array of food trucks and local breweries and Volunteer & Membership Engagement Sara Kornacki had lined up an enthusiastic crew of volunteers to assist our guests. Fat Mezz attracted a great crowd all afternoon and we also had the Mystery Circus to entertain the wee ones. Here’s a special shout-out to all our wonderful volunteers.

The September/early October calendar was full of other events as well. We were able to squeeze in three Brunch & Bingos at Bella Vida, all sold-out events. Our staff actors were busy with Murder Mystery Dinners. The two events at the Chalfonte Hotel, featuring the mystery Off to the Races by Jacki Fazio, were also hot tickets.

This year, a Private Homes Tour was one of the highlights of Victorian Weekend. Tour-goers were treated to an up-close and personal tour of four private homes on one of the most glorious afternoons of Fall. Cape May Winery offered a wine tasting in the Gazebo as an added bonus. Our thanks to the homeowners who generously opened their homes to guests. The same day, we debuted Cape May’s Forgotten Sports History Trolley Tour. The tour featured a look at 150 years of the activities that drew visitors to Cape May beginning with Ellis Hughes’ advertisement for sea-bathing in the Phila-

delphia Aurora in 1801. Sunday morning began bright and early with the traditional Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show on the estate grounds. On Sunday, we also hosted the 10th anniversary edition of Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series. This year’s topic, Is War with China Inevitable? was very timely and our speaker, Dr. Steven David, gave an excellent historical overview and then offered his own opinion. Our thanks to Myles Martel and

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OUR MISSION

Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors.

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OUR VISION

Preserving Cape May’s rich heritage and assuring its vitality through superior cultural programs and events

the Lessons of History Team, who are hard at work selecting a speaker and topic for 2023.

We take our Halloween Happenings seriously here at Cape May MAC. Early in September IT Director Cathy Baldacchini was busy organizing Scarecrow Alley to set the stage and Eunice Hudzik installed our Dept 56 Halloween Village on the entry porch of the Physick House so we were ready for guests. Our visitors had a wide variety of themed tours to choose from. This year’s version of Phantoms of the Physick Estate featured the Spellbound Sisters, a new immersive performance piece. Graveyard, Ghosts & Mansion Tour was a sell-out each time it was offered. Ghostwriter Craig McManus made his annual visit and led several Ghost Walks and conducted a Seance in the Physick House. And of course, the Ghost Trolley Tours and Historic Haunts Tours were especially popular during the Halloween season. It was a complete menu for those who like things that go bump in the night.

The Cape May Lighthouse had a full dance card, too. In addition to daily tours, we offered a Full Moon Climb and participated in the Annual Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey. This event brings hundreds

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Editor: Jody Alessandrine • Assistant Editor: Jean Barraclough Contributors: Sandra Adams, Sara Kornacki, Susan Krysiak, Anna Marie Leeper, Evelyn Maguire and Mary E. Stewart Cape May MAC’s public history programs are funded in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission in the Department of State. Photo by Susan Krysiak This year’s Lessons of History speaker Dr. Steven David, left, shown here with moderator and Lessons of History Chair Dr. Myles Martel, answers questions from members of the audience after his talk Oct. 9.

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Holiday Preview Weekend and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Daytime and evening holiday tours and events begin the weekend before Thanksgiving during Holiday Preview Weekend, Nov. 18-20. All are wel come! Visit the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., when Santa arrives by trolley to switch on the lights on the huge estate Christmas tree during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Returning this year is one of the highlights from last year’s celebration: a free performance of holiday favorites by the Atlantic Brass Band. The Physick House Museum is open to the public for free self-guided tours as well that evening. Bring a donation for the Cape May Community Food Closet. This year we are collecting in honor of Kathy Makowski. Click here to learn more.

49th Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour

Cape May’s Christmas Candlelight House Tour has been a beloved annual tradition for nearly half a century! Since 1973, thousands of people on three nights in December walk the city’s sidewalks and gaslit streets and visit homes, inns, churches and hotels, stepping across the thresholds to take in interiors beautifully decorated for the holidays. Join us Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and experience this exciting annual tradition — it’s the longest running tour in Cape May history! Tickets are limited. Click here for tickets and to learn more.

1879 Physick House Museum Tours

Physick Family Christmas House Tour

On this guided living history tour of the magnificent 1879 Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, decorated in true Victorian style for Christmas, your guide portrays a member of the Physick family in the early 1900s and shares stories and traditions. Friday-Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2527 and Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday afternoons, Dec. 2-23. Click here for tickets and to learn more.

Evening Yuletide House Tour

On this guided tour of the first-floor rooms of the 1879 Physick House Museum, authentically decorated for a Victorian Christmas, see and hear how the Physick family might have entertained friends and family and celebrated in traditional Victorian fashion during the holidays. Monday and Wednesday evenings, Nov. 28, 30 & Dec. 5-28. Click here for tickets and to learn more.

Whale and

Dolphin

Watching with

the Cape May Whale Watcher Fridays-Sundays through Nov. 27, Saturdays, Sundays, Dec. 3-11: 1 p.m.: Take a boat ride this fall and see whales and dolphins! Unlike other areas where whales are a great distance from shore, Cape May offers many sightings both within the Delaware Bay or within 10 miles of land. Marine biologists, naturalists and whale lovers alike enjoy sightings in areas like Cape May. Captain Jeff leads the excursion and will point out local history along with many types of marine life. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

Vintage

Open Friday-Sunday for dinner, Saturday, Sunday for brunch through Dec. 1; Open Friday, Saturday for dinner, Saturday, Sunday for brunch, Dec. 2-18 and Open Dec. 29-Jan. 1 for dinner and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for brunch: Vintage Restaurant, on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, offers an eclectic menu for brunch and dinner. Call 609–224–6064 for reservations and takeout orders or visit OpenTable.com. View the menu. Vintage is dog-friendly, has plenty of outside seating and take-out is available. Parking is free.

Lunch & Learn: A Closer Look at Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov. 16 at noon: Once a year our country sets aside a day to recognize and honor those of us that served. What did we expect? What did we go through? What experiences did we share? Let’s take a serious and lighthearted look at what we went through and what made us what we are today. Presenter: Mike Urbanski, Cape May MAC. In person at the Cape May Lutheran Church: 509 Pittsburgh Ave. and available on Zoom with registration in advance. To register click here.

Cape May Lighthouse

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Nov. 18-Dec. 23; Dec. 26-31: noon to 4 p.m.: Climb the 199 steps up the original, cast-iron spiral stairway to the top of the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse and see a staggering view of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, the surrounding nature trails of Cape May Point State Park, and Cape May Point Borough. Interpretive panels on the grounds, at the base and on the climb tell stories of Lighthouse Keepers, the surrounding area, and how the lighthouse functioned historically and today. The Cape

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New! ’Tis the Season: The Forgotten Caroler An unexpected winter storm brings all of the Bennett family’s plans to a crashing halt! It seems that not even a joyful troupe of carolers can help restore the family’s holiday spirit. Is all hope lost? This original play written by Jennifer Hickok brings the audience along as the drama of a Victorian Christmas gone wrong unfolds from room to room on the first floor of the 1879 Physick House Museum. Immerse yourself in this delightful and inspiring Victorian Christmas story that revels in the magic of the season. Thursday and Friday evenings, Dec. 1-23. Click here for tickets and to learn more.

Tours and Activities Especially for Families

Santa’s Trolley Rides

Mrs. Claus comes direct from the North Pole to lead this tour! She tells stories and leads holiday songs on this jolly holiday trolley ride through town. Santa joins the fun at the Gazebo on the grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. Begins and ends at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. (with free parking available). Saturday mornings and at noon and Sunday mornings, Nov. 26-Dec. 18. Click here for tickets and to learn more

Breakfast with Santa at Bella Vida Breakfast with Santa at Ocean 7 Don’t miss these opportunities to welcome special guest Santa Claus, himself, as he takes time away from executive oversight of his workshop and his world touring schedule to visit Bella Vida Garden Cafe, 406 Broadway, West Cape May, and Ocean 7, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May, on select dates leading up to Christmas. Breakfast with Santa at Bella Vida is offered on Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18, with two seatings, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa at Ocean 7 is offered on Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, with seatings every half hour from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Santa will meet and greet his fans with time for photos and sharing of wish lists. Click here for tickets and to learn more about Breakfast with Santa at Bella Vida and about Breakfast with Santa at Ocean 7.

An Old-fashioned Christmas Exhibit

The wonders of the season are on display at “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit: Holiday Traditions through the Years,” in the Carroll Gallery, at the Carriage House on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Here you can experience an exhibit of holiday traditions complete with a giant Christmas tree, a Dept. 56 Dickens Village, model trains, nostalgic photos from Christmas past and more. Admission is free. Daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Click here to learn more.

May Lighthouse is the third beacon at this location. Still an active aid to navigation, it was restored and is maintained by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture). Since Cape May MAC opened it to the public in 1988, more than 2.5 million visitors have climbed to the top. The Cape May Lighthouse is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides

Evenings, Fridays, Nov. 18-25, Saturdays, Nov. 12-26, Sunday, Nov. 27, Fridays & Sundays, Dec. 2-23: Listen to dramatic tales of Christmas woe featuring Victorian ghosts, told by a member of the East Lynne Theater Company, on this ride along the historic streets of Cape May. You’ll be happy you live now, not then. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

Brunch & Bingo

at Bella Vida

Saturdays, Nov. 19, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 18, March 25: 9 a.m.: Laugh along with your friends as you play a little bingo, compete for prizes and enjoy a fashion show by Lace Silhouettes/Cotton Company. It’s all over a scrumptious brunch at Bella Vida Garden Café, 406 Broadway, West Cape May. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

Lamplighter

Christmas Tours

Fridays, Nov. 25-Dec. 16, Saturday, Nov. 26, Monday, Dec. 26, Wednesday, Dec. 28: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: See inside a selection of Cape May bed & breakfast inns and private homes, specially decorated for the holidays on this self-guided evening walking tour that includes a visit to An Old-fashioned Christmas Exhibit at the Physick Estate Carriage House. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

Holiday Inns Tour

Mondays-Wednesdays, Nov. 28-30, Dec. 5-7, Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8: 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: See several of Cape May’s bed & breakfast inns festively decorated for the holidays during this self-guided afternoon tour with continuous trolley shuttle service. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

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Holiday Shopping

Complete your holiday gift-giving list during the Holiday Crafts & Collectibles Shows and at Cape May’s renowned museum shops. Stop into the Museum Shops on Museum Store Sunday, Nov. 27 to support their unique mission for some special deals and giveaways (see p. 1 for story). Shop for unique hand-made gifts and seasonal decorations during Holiday Crafts & Collectibles Show, over two days, Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton. Admission is $2. Cape May MAC has three museum shops: the Carriage House Museum Shop at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., that offers a variety of gifts and holiday ornaments, the World War II Lookout Tower, Sunset Boulevard, which has military and maritime history gifts, and the Cape May Lighthouse Museum Shop, Cape May Light house, 215 Lighthouse Ave., offering maritime gifts, clothing, toys and more.

Virtual Christmas Candlelight House Tour Video

In 2020, Cape May MAC announced a new way to experience Cape May at Christmas: the Virtual Christmas Candlelight House Tour Video. This virtual video tour is a timeless, intimate look inside 10 Cape May homes and inns, with the stories behind each one. This is a Cape May experience for viewing anytime, anywhere, and can be viewed as often as you like after online purchase, for $30 via Vimeo On Demand. Proceeds support Cape May MAC. Purchase online via this link that features a trailer you can watch first.

All That GlittersVictorians Ring in a New Century Trolley Tour

Fridays, Dec. 2-23: 3:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 3-17: 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Sundays, Dec. 4-18: 2:15 p.m.: It’s the Christmas season in the late Victorian age and Mrs. Frances Brooks leads this first-person trolley tour as she does her important holiday shopping around town, regaling all with then and now stories of the many shops, hotels, landmarks and personalities that make up the lively Cape Island social landscape of her time. This tour immerses you in Cape May social history and takes two steps back in time, as Mrs. Brooks reflects on her present and her past, including memories of her dearest friends, the Physicks. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

Lunch & Learn: Non-Profits: They’re Not All the Same! Wednesday, Dec. 7 at noon: In this holiday season, we are encouraged to “give, and give generously.” Cape May MAC Director and CEO Jody Alessandrine offers insight into the various ways non-profits are funded, as well as how to give in ways that make a difference, from his many years of working in the world of nonprofit organizations. Presenter: Jody Alessandrine, Cape May MAC. In person at the Cape May Lutheran Church: 509 Pittsburgh Ave. and available on Zoom with registration in advance. To register click here.

Lunch & Learn: A History of Christmas Carols

Wednesday, Dec. 21 at noon: Did you know carols weren’t originally for Christmas? And the version you know of your favorite carol probably isn’t the “right” one… because no such a thing exists! Let’s look at the convoluted history of Christmas carols and have fun listening to some, both new and old. Presenter: Brenda Leonard,

Cape May MAC. In person at the Cape May Lutheran Church: 509 Pittsburgh Ave. and available on Zoom with registration in advance. To register click here.

Lunch & Learn: New Year’s Resolutions

Wednesday, Jan. 4 at noon: New Year’s resolutions are a tradition. We resolve to do good, accomplish goals, improve behaviors at the beginning of the year. Did you know that the tradition goes back thousands of years and across the globe? Learn about the history of the tradition, including some of the best and worst resolutions in history in this illustrated presentation. Presenter: Mary Stewart, Cape May MAC. In person at the Cape May Lutheran Church: 509 Pittsburgh Ave. and available on Zoom with registration in advance. To register, call 609-884-5404.

Also, the East Lynne Theater Company presents “Christmas Presents from the Past,” a delightful holiday production! Click here for information and tickets Plus, guided tours of the Physick House Museum and Cape May’s most popular trolley tour, the Historic District Trolley Tour, are both offered regularly through the holiday season. Tickets for all tours and events may be purchased online at capemaymac.org or by visiting 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or calling the Emlen Physick Estate Hill House Visitor Services Office at 609884-5404.

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DEVELOPMENT NEWS

My pride in Cape May’s historic preservation success reached a new high the other day when I was reading the newsletter of The Preservation Society of Newport County, RI. The newsletter boasted that The Breakers “Cottage,” the star of the 14 properties owned by the Society, was declared a National Historic Landmark way back in 1994. That’s 18 years after all of Cape May received National Landmark status in 1976, thanks to the determined efforts of folks like Carolyn Pitts and Ed Bramble.

1976 was also our country’s Bicentennial, which generated great interest in American history, and historic places rose to the top of many people’s travel destinations. Interest in historic sites was key to Cape May’s enormous growth in cultural tourism and helped us live up to Mayor Bruce Minnix’s campaign promise in 1972 to “Save Cape May and Make it Pay.” We all should be very proud of our community, not just for our preservation successes but for the amazing variety of activities that have made Cape May a year-round destination.

Cape May MAC, a leader in this renaissance, was in its infancy in 1976 with only one full-time staff member directing numerous volunteers. As MAC prospered, so did our newly-rediscovered 19th Century resort town, with many new faces in the community restoring buildings as homes, B&B’s, guest houses, restaurants, cafes and shops. These same people worked hard

to support numerous organizations such as Cape May Stage, East Lynne Theater Company, the Nature Center and others.

As Cape May MAC enters our second half century, we know that we need to continue our leadership in preservation and cultural tourism. We are currently evaluating all of our regular activities and events, planning for the maintenance of our historic structures, and are brainstorming about how we can improve the visitor experience, as well as the quality of life for our neighbors, staff and volunteers. Our research indicates that many organizations of our size, history and regional impact are encouraging members to consider

continuing their support over a period of years and are being recognized as Annual Donors. This anticipated income can help MAC plan for maintenance, programming, and staffing and assure that we can count on having adequate financial support for matching grant applications.

This fall, we began asking friends and members if they would be willing to declare their intentions of making donations of their choosing at regular intervals for the foreseeable future. Much to our delight, we have already received numerous commitments in amounts of $100 to $10,000. We certainly hope this trend will continue through the rest of 2022 and will help us reach well over $100,000.

While we certainly hope you will consider Cape May MAC for a generous donation, please know that any donation is welcomed and very important to our financial welfare. Very few organizations like ours that provide free or affordable education, music, art and culture can operate without donations and grants. An investment in Cape May MAC is and has always been an investment in Cape May. Whether you live or vacation here, you know that Cape May is a national treasure that needs our care and nurturing. Small contributions from the majority can be just as important as larger contributions from a few, and best of all, these contributions spread a feeling of ownership and participation within our city and the entire MAC family.

Carroll Gallery Exhibit “Throw Like

a Girl: Women in Baseball”

opens Jan. 14

Women have played baseball as long as men have. They were in amateur and professional teams and leagues, joined high school and college teams, and competed in Negro League matches. Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) and Center for Community Arts (CCA) introduce you to these players in the Carroll Gallery exhibit, “Throw Like A Girl: Women in Baseball,” that opens Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 in the Carriage House at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Visitors will learn about some of baseball’s female greats. Effa Manley was the first woman elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, not only for her ownership of the Negro League Newark Eagles, but for her lifelong work on civil rights issues. Mamie Johnson was 5’3” and weighed 98 pounds. She struck out the batter who nicknamed her “Peanut.” Young Mo’ne Davis was the first girl to throw a shutout in Little League World Series history. Breathe in the joy of America’s pastime and learn how women not only participated, but could excel at the game, with artifacts featuring team uniforms, baseball bats, bobbleheads and books. This exhibit is co-sponsored by Cape May MAC and CCA.

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Welcome new members

Individual: Kimberly Allen-Mills of Falls Church, VA; Annette Billups of Philadelphia, PA; Christina Bucco of Aberdeen, NJ; Frances Cann of Berlin, NJ; Donna Davenport of Delran, NJ; Robin De Windt of Hazlet Township, NJ; Alina Giraldo of Cape May, NJ; Kate Hill of Cape May, NJ; Nancy Hutton of West Cape May, NJ; Joy Lorito of Ocean City, NJ; Tricia Nolfi of North Cape May, NJ; Kristin Valentino of Hunt Valley, MD; Quanette Vasser-McNeal of Cape May Court House, NJ; Kris Ward of Berwyn, PA; Janis Washington White of Rio Grande, NJ.

Joint: Nathan & Lisa Allison of Stratham, NH; Richard & Sam Anderson of Mountain Lakes, NJ; Tamra Chase & Eugene Sung of Philadelphia, PA; Perry & Anna Marie Cozzone of West Chester, PA; Sandra Craig & Robert Francis of Media, PA; Margo Cresci & Joseph Pustizzi of Cape May, NJ; Mary Ann & Richard Crowder of Clayton, NJ; William & Roseann Deascentiis of North Wildwood, NJ; Peggy & George Foster of Glen Mills, PA; Martyn & Grete Greenacre of

Cape May, NJ; Steven & Hillary Hirschberg of Morganville, NJ; Cynthia & Daniel Hyland of Warminster, PA; Winnie & Mike Kremser of Montoursville, PA; David & Charlotte Kwiatkowski of Pittsburgh, PA; David & Inga La Puma of West Cape May, NJ; Elaine Faro & Scott McCauley of North Cape May, NJ; Nancy & Kenneth Miller of West Deptford, NJ; Erin & Kevin Monaghan of Philadelphia, PA; Jane Gonzales & Ken Heath of Cape May Court House, NJ; Nancy Kostas & Renee Roberts of Bethlehem, PA; Patti & Abby MacQueen of Wildwood Crest, NJ; Kenneth & Barbara Phillips of Warren, NJ; Cindy Reynolds & Kristine Magner of Scotch Plains, NJ and Ventnor City, NJ; Gerald & Donna Ruane of Cape May, NJ; Phil & Carol Sherman of Cape May Court House, NJ; Christopher Stafford & Arlene Gonzalez of Brooklyn, NY; Leslie & James Turner of West Chester, PA; Laura Weaver of Ridgewood, NJ; Kenneth Weeks & Brandy Cranford of Cape May Courthouse, NJ; Edward & Rita Williams of Cape May, NJ.

Family/Grandparent: Kenneth & Ronda Abbruzzese of Sewell, NJ; Ruth & Jeff Bennett of Galloway, NJ; Kevin & Victoria Kristian of Pennsauken, NJ; Katherine & Laurence Liss of Philadelphia, PA; Gregory Roehrinch & Robin Yellen of Ringwood, NJ.

Congratulations to

Cape May MAC CFO Charlie Kealy, on being installed as the president of the Cape May Kiwanis Club.

Condolences to

Cape May MAC Staff Accountant Vicki McBride and her husband Jim, on the death of Jim’s sister Jennifer Wallace; The family and friends of Carol Reynolds; The family and friends of MaryJane Rupinski, a longtime former volunteer; Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, on the death of his father Capt. Frank Simonsen; The family and friends of Harriet Wilson, a long-time former volunteer.

CAPE MAY MAC PRESERVATION FUND

• $5,000 and up Platinum Donors: Patricia Valas & Walter Rachele.

• $1,000-$2,499 Silver Donors: Marc & Lauren Shenfield.

• Under $100 Donors: Jim Allax, David & Debra Chapman.

LESSONS OF HISTORY FUND DONATIONS

• $1,000-$1,999 Donors: Victor Keen & Jeanne Ruddy Keen.

• $100-$249 Donors: Wayne & Joyce Monsees.

• Under $100 Donors: Geraldine Pandaleon, Anthony & Marilyn Petrocci.

PHYSICK HOUSE

HVAC PROJECT DONORS

• $250-$499 Donors: Charles & Ellen Mansueto, Wayne & Terry Rusch.

• $100-$249 Donors: Beverly Anderson (The Beach House), Edward Borer & Amy Ryerson Borer, Susan Burgos (The Shell Cottages), Cape Island Dream LLC, Martin & Valerie Carlin, John Colehower, Brian & Ales-

sandra Davis, Kevin Ferguson, Larry Mears, Lawrence A. Pray, Inc., Penndale, Henry & Mary Anne Satt, Robert & Teresa Smith.

• Under $100 Donors: Charles Antinori, Maryellen Bly, Ralph & Joan D’Amico, Kevin & HBMC LLC, Benjamin Linton & Margaret Callanan, Steven & Linda Crosby, Anna & Walter DeForest, Pamela & Thomas DePaulis, Elizabeth Feeney, Donato & Pat Giusti, Helene Hoffman, Stephen Lazer & Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Christopher Leman, Michael Magro, Giuseppina Marinucci, Paul & Sharon Matarazzo, Barbara Morella, Jack & Rose Muller, Randell & Laurel Nuschke, William & Mina Parker, Joseph Pannullo, Timothy & Leslie Paulin, Kelly Peters (KP2 Properties LLC), Terry Prior, Michael Quinn & Nancy Tocco, Anthony & Eileen Raguseo, Bernard & Estelle Roszko, Gregory & Natalie Roy, Seema Schappelle, Wesley & Bridget Anne Slowik, Brian & Laura Tousignant, Ruth Wells.

MAJOR DONATIONS

• Brown & Brown, Inc., for a $2,000 donation.

• Michael & Nancy Childs, for a $500 donation.

• JP Morgan Chase Corporate Giving, for a $2,500 matching gift generated by Jacob Pashelinsky.

• Joan & Dane Wells, for a $1,000 donation in memory of David Clemans.

• Patricia Jo Kiraly, for a $1,000 donation on behalf of her Mother Carol Reynolds, who passed away in June, and her grandparents Bob & Emily Cunningham, who were involved in MAC in the 70s, 80s & 90s.

DONATIONS

Ticket Buyers who added a donation when purchasing tickets: Anthony Abbato, Michael Acerra, Michael Alexander, Tom Allen, Patricia Alvarez, Gina Angelo, Roslyn Angelichio, Doris Bach, Kenneth Bachand, Craig Balzano, Lisa Bamford, Eileen Beairsto, Casey Becht, Natalie Beckmann, Richard Behnken, Marcy Bellows, Brad Bentley, Lisa Bianchini, Annette Billups, Robin Black, Linda Blonsley, Judy Boeheimlucas, Laura

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Boehmke, Dwayne Botnick, Kathleen Heron Branca, James Bransdorf, Ann Brewer, Deborah Briffa, Diane Brunamonti, Tammy Bunting, Christine Bush, Nora Campbell, Frances Cann, Margaret Charleston, Marsha Chasinov, Rosa Cloud, Melanie Cloyd, Bernice Cole, Sherry Colucci, Ilona Conolly, Gail Cook, Gregory Correll, Eileen Cosella, Linda Cotter-Cranston, Beverly Cox, Timothy Cranmer, Margo Cresci, Elizabeth Cunningham, Victoria Dallas, Linda Davis, Anthony Dayton, Christine Deluca, Alexander Deluccia, Laura De Palma, Valerie Depalma, Erica Deuschle, Keith Dietel, Elaina Ditillo, Anthony Dobrowolski, Alexis Doe, Kelly Dougherty, Tammy Dowley-Blackman, Shelley Doyle, Sandra Dran, Denise Dunn, Keith Ebert, Linda Emershaw, Thomas Eross, Christina Fargo, Richard Farrell, Ann Ferrero, Sheldon Feinberg, Lenny Figueroa, Jane Foran, Cindy Franceschini, Christopher Frank, Wioletta Frankowicz, Jacqueline Furr, Barbara Gaffney, Sean Gallagher, Tonia Gallo, Sophia Garrahan, Anna Giannisis, Evan Gibbs, Nancy Gibson, Rui Goncalves, Iain Graham, Lori Grant-Peters, Martyn Greenacre, Bill Hagan, Kirk Hagopian, Krista Hanson, Jennifer Hart, Cheryl Hascup, Jurretta J. Heckscher, Mildred Herbert, Virginia Hibbard, Sharon Hicks, Kristin Hill, Ronne Hopkins, Cynthia Hyland, Dwight Jenson, Susan Jones, Jeremy Kahle, Laura Kennedy, Jeremy King, Kenneth Kirby, Christina Kirschner, Rosemarie Kissinger, Dorothea Knapp, Kate

Konopka, Kosowski, Emery Lee, Lisa Litwinko, Alfred Magro, Jessica Maisano, Sarah Malaniak, Rhoda Malanka, Breana Mamakas, Marcy Mancini, Frances Manherz, Kathy Manzetti, Lisa Matusiak, Dawn Mazzola, Ave McCarry, Pamela McFarland, Laura McGarry, Sean McGrenaghan, Sandy McKinley, Charlen McLean, Debra McSweeney, Amparo Melendez, Karen Mirsky, Ben Morris, Ruth Moskowitz, Dania Murcia, Patricia Neville, Gina Novellino, Maureen Onorato, Janet Oreilly, Denise Oshinsky, Michele Palamountain, Caitlin Paulson, Brian Paulison, Judy Pesce, Edward Peterson, Samantha Peterson, Carol Pitts, Kimberley Portuondo, Lisa Pucci, Grace Rambo, Jennifer Rinaldi, Kristen Robinson, Joanna Rocereto, Jordyne Rohrbaugh, Lynn Rosevitovitch, Jade Russell, Anthony Saentz, Frederick Sanek, Jeanne Santucci, Dally Sarullo, Robert Savidge, Regina Schappell, Patricia Schwartz, Samantha Scibilia, Lisa A Shaw, Alanna Slater, Sara Smillie, Christopher Stafford, Antonetta Stancu, Eliza Sudol, Patricia Sudol, Michael Taylor, Suzanne Tenn, Paul Thomas, Ellen Taranto, Rosanne Traficante, Mylinh Tran, Leslie Turner, Kathleen Van Vliet, Erin Vietri, Brian Villalobos, John Vroom, Kris Ward, Lauren Washburn, Elizabeth Whitesell, Walter Wikoff, Eileen Yajure, Vivian Zegarra, Bruce Zimmerman.

Halloween Candy Donations: Sandi & Dave Adams, Joyce Barth, Jean Clair, Janice Cork-

ery, Sharon Falkowski, Dave Gunkle, Barb & Andy Lamont, Nancy Thompson

ASSISTANCE

• Ted Bryan, for an interesting presentation about the Underground Railroad and Cape May’s role in it for Lunch & Learn.

• Sue Currie, for volunteering at Brunch & Bingo at Bella Vida.

• Lynne Glasser, for transcribing World War II Lookout Tower information panels.

• Roe Gorgone, for polishing the brass on the trolleys.

• Larry Hume, for arranging a special flag lowering ceremony at Sunset Beach for a group of veterans who traveled to Cape May just for this experience.

• Megan Kately, for proofing the route and addresses for a self-guided tour book.

• Camille Llewellyn, for assisting with publicizing events and tours on online publication calendars.

• David Morais, for refinishing the display table in the Carriage House Museum Shop.

• Mary Stewart, for volunteering as tour guide for the Cape May’s Forgotten Sports History Trolley Tours in October.

• Deb Yamashita, for polishing the brass on the trolleys.

VOLUNTEERS

AirFest 2022 Volunteers: Susan Beal, Bonnie Bowman, Jocelyn Duquette, George Fore, Scott Hotaling, Tricia Nolfi, Cathie Russell, Kathleen Sahns, Frank Scott.

Cape May Halloween Parade Volunteers: Jill Bremer, Eileen Cassidy, Scott Griffith, Alice Haber, Carol Haggas, Vicki, Jim & Jackie McBride, Karen McGuire, Vince Rapone, Mary Stewart, Brigid & Christina Whitney, Barb Zicari.

Cherry House Cheery Halloween Tour Volunteers: Alice Haber, Karen Hammeran, Theresa Porzio-Kwiecinski.

Crafts and Collectibles Shows Volunteers: Sharon Agin, Victoria Heimall, George Macaluso, Cathie Russell, RuthAnne Stewart, Christina Whitney.

Harvest Brew Festival Volunteers: Tina & Bill Angstadt, Cathy Baldacchini, Jean Barraclough, Bonnie Bowman, Jill & Kevin Bremer, Patricia & Bill Brown, David Coffey, Chris DuBois, Thomas DeAngelo, Jocelyn Duquette, Jan & Peter Dwyer, Donna Flegal, Leslie Flick, Kathy Genzoli, Roe & Bob

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Photo by Frank Scott The Atlantic Brass Band performs holiday favorites at this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 19.

Gorgone, Mary Beth & Alex Hager, Karen & Kevin Hammeran, Victoria Heimall, Carole & Bob Irwin, Kathleen Janits, Susan Krysiak, Jodie Louthe, George Macaluso, Madison Resorts, Joe Mammarella, Jacqueline McBride, Karen McGuire, Barbara Merzig, Bev Parada, Christine Petruzzell, Re/ Max Surfside, Terrie Rosania, Cathie Russell, Patti Sands, John Schaeffer, Frank Scott, Ann Stephany, Mary Stewart, Emily Thall, Carole Ulmer, Stephen Ward, Mark Wheaton, Susan Wiggins.

Lessons of History Volunteers: Jill & Kevin Bremer, Sue Carroll, Jocelyn Duquette, Marie Elena Gearhart, Roe & Bob Gorgone, Alice Haber, Kathy Morais, Jan Randle.

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Volunteers: Christine Fecteau, Scott Griffith, Megan Kately, George Macaluso, Rich Mayer, Tricia Nolfi, Cathie Russell, Susan Schoepfer, Andrea Tahinos, Carole Ulmer.

Lighthouse Planting Party: Shannon Conrad, Mary Davis, Carmelo Gomez, Maggie Gomez, Keith Lutz, John Merryman, Misael Roberto, Blair Stewart and Luis Velez of Home Depot. Kim Constantine, Kait Giovinazzo, Brian Jones, Alycia Raroha and Lindsay Taylor of Madison Resorts.

Mailing Campaign Volunteers: Sharon Agin, Jocelyn Duquette, Kathy Genzoli, Carol Haggas, Roger Henry, Tricia Kraemer, Camille Llewellyn, Rich Mayer, Mary McArdle, Carole Sick, RuthAnne Stewart, Andrea Tahinos, Deb Yamashita, Jim Yingst.

Congratulations Volunteers of the Month

Private Homes Tour Volunteers: Tina & Bill Angstadt, Susan Beal, Chris DuBois, Donna Flegal, Roe & Bob Gorgone, Mary Beth Hager, Carol Haggas, Kathy Morais, Jan Randle.

Private Homes Tour Participating Properties: The Acker Residence (Beth & Frank Acker), The Aurorean Cottage (Lauren & Marc

Shenfield), The Gulish Residence (Cheryl & John Gulish), The Orem Residence (Laurie & John Orem).

Trick or Treat Volunteers: Jocelyn Duquette, Tricia Nolfi, Bev Parada.

Trolley Maintenance Volunteers: David Morais, Rita Walls, Susan Wiggins, Deb Yamashita.

OceanFirst Foundation provides support for improved HVAC and fire suppression at Physick House Museum

OceanFirst Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Here on the grounds of the historic Emlen Physick Estate are, from left, Susan Cubberley, OceanFirst Bank Branch Manager, Cape May branch; Jody Alessandrine, Cape May MAC Director and CEO; and Mary Stewart, Cape May MAC Chief Outreach Strategist. The foundation funds will be used to help meet the matching requirement for New Jersey Historic Trust (NJHT) Planning and Capital Grants, which were awarded to Cape May MAC to be used for improved HVAC and Fire Suppression systems in the 1879 Physick House Museum. Shown here. Cape May’s Victorian House Museum was designed by American architect Frank Furness and is one of the best examples of Victorian Stick Style architecture in the country. “We are very grateful to OceanFirst Foundation for this much-needed support for the Physick House Museum’s HVAC and Fire Suppression systems,” said Alessandrine. “As stewards of this magnificent building, we are committed to protecting it for generations of Cape May residents and visitors.”

OceanFirst Foundation empowers organizations to think bigger, solve more problems, and make life better in the neighborhoods served by OceanFirst Bank. OceanFirst Foundation’s priorities include Health & Wellness, Housing, Improving the Quality of Life, and Youth Development and Education. Since 1996, OceanFirst Foundation has awarded more than 8,600 grants totaling more than $46 million to non-profits and schools within our footprint. Learn more at oceanfirstfdn.org.

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tional Champion Atlantic Brass Band is one of the premier volunteer performing ensembles in the greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area and are artists-inresidence at Rowan University in Glassboro. Comprised of professional musicians, professors, educators, and community members, the Atlantic Brass Band, a member of the North American Brass Band Association, is a traditional British-style brass band.

Every year, Cape May MAC solicits donations of food and other needed items from the community who come the night of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, to be distributed to the Cape May Community Food Closet. This year’s food drive will be in memory of Kathy Makowski, honoring her friendship to the organization. Kathy served as branch manager of Sturdy Savings Bank’s Cape May branch. She passed away July 13. One of Kathy’s passions was to donate her time and energy to the Cape May Community Food Closet.

“Kathy was such a strong supporter of so many community initiatives,” said Cape May MAC Director and CEO Jody Alessandrine. “She was especially dedicated to the Cape May Community Food Closet. Kathy was our point person for Sturdy’s sponsorship of several Cape May MAC functions, including the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year our holiday food drive will be in Kathy’s honor, as it seems fitting. The entire community truly misses her. We here at Cape May MAC certainly do. Kathy will never be forgotten. She will always be part of us.”

“It is so heartwarming that MAC has chosen to honor Kathy Makowski, our recently deceased Cape May Branch Manager, through its food drive which will benefit the Cape May Community Food Closet,” said Jerry Reeves, President & CEO of Sturdy Savings Bank. “Even though Kathy has passed away, she still lives on in our hearts and memory as being a superb manager who was dedicated to the Bank, her staff, and the communities in which she lived and worked. Kathy had a special affection for the Cape May Community Food Closet, and always made herself available for those in need. She is missed in so many ways.”

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Recent list of most needed items

Food items:

Broth Beef soup

Chicken soup

Dried split peas or other dried beans/legumes Rice Instant Potatoes Instant stuffing Rice Pasta Sauce

Diced/crushed tomatoes

Fruit juice

Shelf Stable milk Canned tuna

Canned peaches

Any canned beans (refried, black, kidney etc)

Decaf coffee

Kid lunch snacks

Pudding/Jello snack packs

Fruit cups Cup Noodle or any instant soup

Knorr Sides

Rice a Roni

Hamburger Helper Manwich Spam

Sardines

Canned salmon

Jello or pudding mix

Cake mix/icing Cookie Mix

Brownie Mix

Baking supplies (flour, sugar, baking powder, etc)

Personal & Household items: Diapers size 2, 4, 5 and 6

Paper Towels

Napkins

Tissue

Dish Soap

Laundry soap (including pods required by Victorian Towers)

Shampoo and Conditioner for both men and women

Razors for both men and women

Deodorant for both men and women

Toothpaste and toothbrushes for adults and children

Bar soap

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Kathy was such a strong supporter of so many community initiatives. She was especially dedicated to the Cape May Community Food Closet.

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institutions. In the words of the Museum Store Association: “Museum stores perform integral and multi-faceted work for their institutions — from earning income and extending mission-related programs, to visitor engagement and educational outreach through store products, programs, and experiences.” The Cape May MAC Museum Shops play an integral role in supporting Cape May MAC’s overall community impact—from helping to fund the preservation of historic buildings to contributing to supporting Cape May MAC’s continued cultural events.

In honor of Museum Store Sunday, Cape May MAC’s Museum Shops will offer a variety of events and special deals! At the Lighthouse Oil Shop, author John Bailey will be doing a book signing of Sentinel of the Jer sey Cape: The Story of the Cape May Lighthouse a slim yet comprehen sive history of the Cape May Lighthouse, along side beautiful illustra tions and photographs. Make your way over to the Carriage House to pick up another signed book—this one is Cape May MAC’s very own children’s book, Dr. Physick’s Dog Days of Sum mer. Published this past summer, this charming picture book details the hustle and bustle of Victorian-era Cape May as Dr. Emlen Physick takes care of his many dogs.

Shoppers at any Cape May MAC Mu seum Shop location can scoop up Museum Store Sunday promotional giveaways and be entered to win the grand prize of a $75 gift card which can be used for membership, tickets, or in-shop purchases. Orders over $25 will receive a free ornament. Existing Cape May MAC members receive 10% off and will receive an additional 5% off on this day.

Our Online Museum Shop—which launched this past June under the guidance of local entrepreneur Lindsay Casale—will celebrate Museum Shop Sunday by host-

ing a pop-up table in the Carriage House. In addition to the already beloved Victorian humor mugs and delightful Lighthousethemed merchandise, the pop-up shop will feature newly designed, 100% silk scarves and ties. The patterns of these original gifts reflect various designs found inside the Physick Estate — from the stained glass attributed to Frank Furness to the floral lincrusta wall coverings found in Dr. Physick’s bathroom. Lindman Design, the New York–based company behind these custom silk scarves and ties, has made beautiful, oneof-a-kind designs for HBO’s The Gilded Age and is committed to crafting sustainable, high-end products that last a lifetime.

“When Lindsay Casale contacted me about the Physick Estate, I immediately became intrigued,” said Creative Director of

“After learning more about the house and its important architectural history, I decided to drive down to Cape May to take a closer look. As soon as I walked through the door, I was struck by the richness of colors, patterns, and details. I wish I could say that the stained glass, the woodcarvings, and the lincrusta inspired me to design a line of neckwear. But all I had to do was to look — the design and the creativity come from those who once built the house. If anything, the ties and scarves are a testament to their artistry and vision.”

Whatever you’re in the market for, you’re sure to find a one-of-kind gift at a Cape May MAC Museum Shop—and in supporting the shop, you’re supporting the continued cultural enrichment and preservation of Cape May.

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mas. These events are presented by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture).

Breakfast with Santa at Bella Vida is offered on Sundays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18, with two seatings, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The menu offers two breakfast choices for adults and for children. Adult admission is $25. Children (ages 3-12) $18; children under 3 $5.

Breakfast with Santa at Ocean 7 is offered on Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, with seatings every half hour from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Breakfast features a buffet in-

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of visitors on the third weekend of October, all of whom are on a mission to see 10 lighthouses, three lifesaving stations and one museum in 48 hours. This year was the Year of the Keeper, celebrating all those who have kept the lights burning.

October closed out with not one but two Sherlock Holmes Weekends. We were happy to offer the event again, though in a much different format. We’re grateful to our friends at Cape May Stage who opened their doors for us, and our participants enjoyed three acts of the play in the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. They also participated in a Saturday afternoon Search for Clues. Congratulations to Brian & Diane Collins who were grand prize winners the first weekend and to Cindy Gleit, who won the second weekend. Stay tuned for 2023 dates. The Museum Education Division has been busy this fall. Our Lunch & Learn programs have been humming along, attracting about 30 live bodies and an equal number on Zoom. Ted Bryan reviewed Cape May and the Underground Railroad, including brief snippets of two Negro spirituals. Curator Ben Ridings treated us to a look into Victorian social messaging (postcards and letters). Two Women, Two Worlds was Mary Stewart’s topic, looking at the lives and roles of women upstairs and down, and tying onto the Carroll Gallery exhibit. Brenda Leonard’s Six Centuries of the Cello, a history/performance piece, rounded out our offerings. We have also visited Victorian Towers, Haven House, the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape, and North Cape Center with our education outreach programming in the past few weeks. We wrapped up October presenting A History of Halloween for 2nd graders at Dennis Primary School and 5th graders at Margaret Mace School. It was fun to physically be back in the classroom.

cluding omelet and pancake stations. Adult admission is $28. Children (ages 3-12) $18; children under 3 $5

Santa will meet and greet his fans with time for photos and sharing of wish lists. Would Christmas be the same without a little drama? Not likely. ‘Tis the Season: The Forgotten Caroler, is this year’s new evening drama set inside the Physick House Museum, decorated in true Victorian style for Christmas. An unexpected winter storm brings all of the Bennett family’s plans to a crashing halt! It seems that not even a joy-

ful troupe of carolers can help restore the family’s holiday spirit. Is all hope lost? Or will the Bennett family find a way to enjoy their holiday? This original play written by Jennifer Hickok brings the audience along as the drama of a Victorian Christmas gone wrong unfolds from room to room on the first floor of the 1879 Physick House Museum. Offered Friday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 1-22, 6:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. and Fridays, Dec. 2-23, 6:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25 adults, $20 children (ages 3-12).

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Photo by Susan Krysiak South Jersey Director for U.S. Senator Cory Booker MacKenzie Belling, left, visited the Physick Estate Oct. 12 for a tour of the Physick House Museum and the estate grounds with Director & CEO Jody Alessandrine, shown here.
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Photo by Susan Krysiak Volunteer Tricia Nolfi helps distribute treats to trick or treaters at the Physick Estate on Halloween night.
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