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Cape May Carroll Gallery Exhibit ‘Throw Like a Girl: Women in Baseball’ open through March 26

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. Co-presenters Center for Community Arts (CCA) and Cape

May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) introduce you to these players in this Carroll Gallery exhibit at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. The exhibit opened to the public Jan. 16 and continues through

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Celebrate Presidents’ Weekend in Cape May

Have you ever visited Cape May in winter? Some say it’s their favorite time of year here. Presidents’ Day Weekend

Feb. 17-20 is right around the corner and a great time to take a road trip to Cape May. Take your time and explore America’s First Seaside Resort on this holiday devoted to remembering our presidential leaders, Washington and Lincoln—you might discover a new reason to love Cape May.

Crafts & Collectibles In Winter

On Feb. 18 and 19, our first Crafts & Collectibles Show of 2023 kicks off. Throughout the year, the Crafts & Collectibles Shows present unique wares from vendors and crafters from the Northeast. This winter show is just $2 admission, will

be held at the Cape May Convention Hall and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presidents’ Day Weekend Tours

Roots of Cape Island Trolley Tour

The roots of Cape Island and the surrounding area’s economy are in whaling and farming, and while new industries have evolved since then, that heritage is still celebrated today. Hear how whalers centuries ago eked out a dangerous but lucrative living near Town Bank and discover the area’s rich farming heritage. Learn about the Union Bethel community in 1831 in which Black residents thrived and the diverse community that continues to con-

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Cape May MAC launches new daily calendar app

Visitors and residents can choose and purchase Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) tours with even greater ease thanks to the creation of a new mobile app. The app, self-titled “Cape May MAC,” will allow users to view a daily calendar of tours and events in an easily accessible format and to purchase tour and event tickets directly in the app. Users will be able to sort through tours and events by location—such as the Cape May Lighthouse, the World War II Lookout Tower, and/or the Physick House Museum—and by thematic groupings such as walking tours, house tours, trolley tours and more.

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RECENT HAPPENINGS

Late Fall/Holiday Wrap-Up

The brief window between Halloween Happenings and the Holiday Season is a perfect time to host Cape May MAC’s Annual Meeting. On Nov. 10, it was held at the beautiful Cape May Winery. It’s a wonderful place to welcome members, recap the past year and announce the candidates for Cape May MAC’s Board of Trustees for 2023.

It’s always a harbinger of the holiday season when our Maintenance Department staff begin building the platform for the Christmas tree in the Carroll Gallery. This is serious work. Once the platform is in place, it takes David Barraclough nearly three weeks to build, light and decorate the tree, arrange the Dept. 56 Dickens Village at its base and run the HO model train through the display. We’ve never counted but there are hundreds of pieces to that village, each one meticulously placed by hand and then each building lighted from underneath. Thankfully David’s mom, Jean Barraclough, is on hand to render her able assistance. Once the tree is completed, we move on to the walls and windows, making sure Christmas is completely installed. We’re grateful to Bob Hudzik for creating new frames for our Dickens’ Christmas Carol panels and all the staff who contribute their vintage Christmas photos to create such an immersive experience for our visitors.

Curator Ben Ridings and Registrar Donna Szemcsak organized a small army of helpers to transform the Physick House for the holidays. It’s not an easy job — boxes must be hauled down from the attic and up from the cellar. There’s garland to fluff and

drape, trees to trim and holiday touches to set in place all over the house. If the Physick House dining room looks extra special, we can thank several of our veteran interpreters. Carol Hartman and Barbara Lamont purchased the supplies and created a new holiday centerpiece for the family table. If it seems extra bright in the dining room, it’s because Kathleen Familetti and Barbara Lamont were kind enough to polish the silver. We cannot thank them and our other

NEWSLETTER

Published by Cape May MAC, a not-for-profit corporation P.O. Box 340, Cape May, NJ 08204 • Phone: 609-884-5404 New Jersey Relay Center for TTY Customers: 800-852-7899 Web Site: www.capemaymac.org • E-Mail: info@capemaymac.org

Editor: Jody Alessandrine • Assistant Editor: Jean Barraclough

Contributors: Sandra Adams, Sara Kornacki, Susan Krysiak, Anna Marie Leeper, Evelyn Maguire and Mary E. Stewart

OUR MISSION

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OUR VISION

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

volunteers enough for their generosity, care, and hard work. It all pays off, as thousands of visitors tour the house during the holiday season and ooh and ahh over the authentic decorations.

After three weeks of busy preparations, it was time for Holiday Preview Weekend. An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit in the Carrol Gallery was officially opened, the Carriage House Museum Shop was fully stocked with great gift ideas (including our newly published “Dr. Physick’s Night before Christmas” written by our curator Ben Ridings and illustrated by Steven Olszewski) and the huge cedar tree on the back lawn was ready for Santa to flip the switch. To make the event truly festive, we recruited the Atlantic Brass Band to provide holiday favorites, welcoming our guest of honor with a rousing “Here Comes Santa Claus.” At the crack of 7pm, Santa made his way to the outdoor stage, threw the switch and our holiday programming was underway. As always, we used the event to collect food and donations for the Cape May Community Food Closet, installed a Christmas tree in the Carroll Gallery to raise funds for Coast Guard recruits and participated in the Toys for Tots Campaign.

You can see from the Director’s Column

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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 The Physick Family Christmas House Tour was offered more than 40 times from Nov. 25 through Dec. 23 this holiday season. Visitors were treated to a step back in time with guides portraying members of the Physick family household, inviting guests in to the 1879 Physick House to help celebrate a Victorian Christmas. Shown here, guides Kathleen Familetti and Rosalie Gallagher.

Learn more — in person or by Zoom! Lunch & Learns now include More About Music

Meet other curious learners and expand your knowledge for free during Cape May MAC Lunch & Learns including More About Music talks — informative and illustrated presentations on popular topics of history, culture and the arts. Lunch & Learn programs are offered both live at the Cape May Lutheran Church Hall, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., and by Zoom. Bring lunch and beverage

if you like! The hall is accessible and free parking is available. No registration is needed if you plan to attend in person. If you wish to view the program via Zoom, please preregister for individual programs by clicking on the links in the calendar at right. (When you register, a link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you.) Questions? Call 609884-5404.

carroll gallery exhibit

“Quackery: The Age of Questionable Medical Marvels”

Opens April 14: Step right up! See this exhibit of some of the so-called medical marvels of the late 19th and early 20th century. Many of these “curatives” were not just ineffective, they were downright dangerous. Learn about the societal and economic forces that unleashed these questionable treatments on the public, driven by hucksterism, false advertising and get-rich-quick schemes. Check out Prof. Hudzik’s Medicine Wagon—a replica of what would have been used to purvey such cure-alls, complete with a QR code to hear what his schpiel would have sounded like! Free admission.

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LUNCH & LEARN: WHY DOES MODERN ART LOOK SO WEIRD?

Feb. 15 at 12pm: For over 500 years, artists strove to paint images as realistically as possible, but around the turn of the 20th century, that all changed. We will explore the reasons for that sudden shift, especially the influence of a new technology of the time: photography. Presenter: Dr. John Curtis. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Bring a bag lunch and beverage. Or watch online via Zoom. To register for the online Zoom, click here to pre-register.

LUNCH & LEARN: YES, NICE VICTORIAN WOMEN DID USE THAT 4-LETTER WORD: MATH

March 1 at 12pm: Celebrate Women’s History Month and hear about the mostly unknown and sometimes scandalous lives of three female Victorian mathematicians, plus an overview of why historically there have been so few women in the field of math. Presenter: Dr. Donna Szemcsak. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Bring a bag lunch and beverage. To register for the online Zoom, click here to pre-register.

LUNCH & LEARN: THE IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION

March 15 at 12pm: Learn about how immigration has affected the United States - and South Jersey in particular - since the late 1800’s. Presenter: Ted Bryan. Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave. Bring a bag lunch and beverage. To register for the online Zoom, click here to pre-register.

BRUNCH & BINGO AT BELLA VIDA

Saturdays, Feb. 25, March 18, 25 at 9am: 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 breakfast at Bella Vida Garden Cafe. $25. Click here to purchase tickets.

FORGOTTEN SPORTS HISTORY TROLLEY TOUR

Saturdays, Feb. 25, March 25 at 11:45am and April 1 at 11:30am: Cape May’s history includes some fascinating stories about sports, such as baseball, tennis and golf, during the 19th and early 20th century. Take this trolley tour around Cape May and see where audiences once cheered on their favorite players of yesteryear. Learn about the teams, ballfields, courts and greens that were a vibrant part of America’s First Seaside Resort. Click here to purchase tickets.

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For Kids

On a nice day this winter, take the kids on one of these outdoor walking adventures. The Cape May Family Treasure Hunt takes you on a search in the Historic District for fun points of history, or you can stay on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate and challenge yourselves to the Physick Estate Scavenger Hunt. Both packets can be picked up at Hill House, on the grounds of the estate, 1048 Washington St. during regular business hours and are free. Come springtime, the Children’s Trolley Ride returns. Board Cape May MAC’s red trolley for this 30-minute fun and educational guided trolley ride through the Historic District of Cape May. It’s customized for children ages 3-7. From gingerbread you can’t eat to witches’ caps on houses, kids will be fascinated by “show and tell” along the way. The tour is offered April 3-6 and April 10-13 at 1pm.

Climb the lighthouse at nighttime!

Since it opened to the public in 1988, more than 2.5 million visitors have climbed to the top of the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, but far fewer have climbed at nighttime. During the Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, follow the light the moon up the 199 cast-iron spiral staircase steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse and see the full moon its glory from the Watch Gallery, with a nighttime view nearly 156 feet above the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. During Stairway to the Stars, without the light the moon, you see the stars shine! Climb the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse on evenings of the New Moon and the start of a new 29.5-day lunar cycle, when the moon is so dark it blends in with the night sky and is invisible to the naked eye. Stars and constellations are more visible on clear nights during the New Moon! Binoculars are permitted if securely worn around the neck at all times. The Lighthouse Full Moon Climb is offered 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 6, May 5, June 3, July 2, Aug. 1 and Aug. 30, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 28. Stairway to the Stars is offered 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 20, May 19, June 18, July 17, Aug. 16 and Sept. 14, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct .14 and Nov. 13. $20 adult admission; $10 children (ages 3-12). Purchase tickets from lighthouse keeper the evening of the event.

Cape May Wine Trails

Saturdays, May 6, Sept. 22, and Oct. 6 (Feb. 18 and April 29 sold out!)

10:45am: Board a trolley at the historic Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and travel to Pier House at LaMer Beachfront Resort for a delicious lunch. Then it’s back on board the trolley for an afternoon of touring and sampling wine selections by vintners at Jessie Creek Winery and Natali Vineyards. Guests will receive a tour, tastings, souvenir glass and snacks. $125 all inclusive. Click here to purchase tickets.

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just how busy we were in that six-week period. Every day, there were multiple things to do, with more than 563 individual calendar listings in total. You could choose from five trolley tours, some day and some evening. There were Physick Family Christmas House Tours during the day and Yuletide House Tours in the evening. There were specialty house tours (Holiday House Tours and Lamplighter Christmas Tours) and of course, the granddaddy of them all, the Christmas Candlelight House Tour, offered the three Saturdays before Christmas. We are very grateful to everyone who opened their doors for us — inns, hotels, private homes, churches and local organizations like the Kiwanis Club, the Colonial House and Cape May Convention Hall — helping us to entertain the thousands of visitors who find Cape May “their happy place.”

It’s a whirlwind while it is happening, and January brings us a little breathing room. Within two weeks, we launched our 2023 programming, opening the Cape May Lighthouse, Physick Estate and sending the trolleys out for a variety of tours. On January 2, we began dismantling the Christmas exhibit so we could install “Throw Like A Girl: Women in Baseball.” A partnership with the Center for Community Arts (CCA) as our winter exhibit has traditionally been, we opened the exhibit with the help of Mayor Zack Mullock on Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Hope Gaines of CCA curated and researched the exhibit while working with Steven Olszewski, who has become Cape May MAC’s in-house professional designer. The exhibit examines how women have participated and excelled in America’s favorite pastime from the first team fielded by Vassar in 1866 up to today.

The Museum Education Division has been presenting twice monthly Lunch & Learn programs. The programs are offered live at the Cape May Lutheran Church Hall and are also available by Zoom and on our website afterward. Topics have been varied, from a look at non-profit organization, to a history of Christmas Carols, to the story behind Mother Goose. Under the supervision of Brenda Leonard, the series is scheduled through 2024. We also visited the JOY (Just Older Youth) Group at the First Methodist Church of North Wildwood, the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape, Victorian Towers, Haven House, Avalon Women’s Club and North Cape Nursing Center. We’re happy to have been invited back to several schools — Dennis Elementary School and Margaret Mace Elementary for holiday programs.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

They say, “It takes a village,” and often there are good examples of that.

Cape May MAC recently partnered with the Cape May County Department of Tourism and the Southern Shore Regional Destination Marketing Organization to conduct an economic impact study. More to come of the full findings, but at this point, I can say that Cape May MAC is responsible for upwards of $200 million infused into the local economy annually. For that, we’re very, very proud.

Now, we do that by working to provide things to do in Cape May year-round. We have a full-time staff of 23, and a few more yearly, part-time employees, about 150 seasonal part-timers, and indispensable help from some 150 volunteers. The result is thousands of tours and events each year. Any day in the peak season of summer, there may be 50 things on our calendar for people to do. From the week before Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, there were 563 holidays offerings. There are not many places that can say that, especially in a community our size. Still, even with our dedicated staff and gracious volunteer pool, we cannot do it alone. That’s where the village comes in.

Many of those Cape May MAC calendar items are partnerships with other local entities. You can book a whale watching tour,

or another non-profit’s Actors Equity play. You can even attend a bingo with a lingerie show component. You can go on a Cape May MAC trolley wine trail, visiting local vineyards.

All told, Cape May MAC has more than 60 contracts and letters of agreement with for-profit, non-profit and private parties made to provide the wide array of museum, arts and cultural activities for people to enjoy 363 days per year. There’s the City of Cape May for use of Convention Hall, where we host some Cape May Music Festival con-

Cape May MAC Board Election Results

Ballots for the 2022 Board elections were mailed to Cape May MAC Members in November and returns tabulated by Membership Committee Chair Janet Coupland. Our Membership has elected the following Officers and Trustees to lead the organization in 2023:

President: Brian Groetsch

1st Vice President: Wendy Collins

2nd Vice President: Norris Clark

3rd Vice President: Lee Bellarmino

Secretary: Janet Coupland

Treasurer: Mary Farber McKenney

Trustees: Tina Angstadt, Ioanna Iliopulos, Steve Steger Jr.

The newly elected Officers and Trustees join Chris Clemans, Jake Cuomo, Wanda Wise Evelyn, Bob Gorgone, Bernie Haas, and Jake Pashelinsky who are currently serving unexpired terms, and Jody Alessandrine, who serves ex officio as Director.

Our thanks go to Barbara Dreyfuss who has moved away from Cape May and retired from the Board after one year of service.

certs, our Lessons of History series, and Crafts and Collectibles shows. With seven or eight other professional orchestras and artists for the music festival. With the Center for Community Arts and the Harriet Tubman Museum on our Underground Railroad Trolley Tour—concerning the intellectual content with the former and a combination tour with the latter. With a plethora of private homeowners who graciously allow us to conduct holiday, kitchen and garden tours at their properties. With other non-profits, like New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory and Cape May Nature Center, Historic Cold Spring Village and Naval Air Station Wildwood.

And speaking of non-profits, we coordinate the local Cultural Organizations Roundtable, where 18 of us meet quarterly to discuss ways to help each other— borrowing another commonly used, yet apt phrase, “A rising tide raises all ships.”

Indeed, it’s all about the partnerships that help make Cape May MAC and the local Cape May Community at-large be what it is to so many. Why we live here, and why so many who visit wish they could. It’s the focus on what’s best for the community that is at the heart of our mission, and why we constantly are challenged, and challenge ourselves, to balance the needs of the few in favor of the needs of the many.

The quintessential pocket guide to Cape May

Cape May MAC announces the publication of Explore Cape May, the most comprehensive and detailed pocket guide to exploring America’s oldest seaside resort town by bicycle! This sturdy, hard cover, expanded edition features over 90 stops—from iconic homes and hotels to notable historic sites— with photos and information for each! We spent a long time on this one and it shows, yet it’s still compact enough to fit in your bike basket. Happy trails!

Explore Cape May can be purchased online by CLICKING HERE or at the Carriage House Museum Shop on the grounds of the Physick Estate.

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Welcome new members

Individual:

Deborah Beuttler of Ocean View, NJ; Leslie Culkin of Villas, NJ, Margaret Feil of Ocean View, NJ; Cynthia Frank of Villas, NJ; Pauline Gyllenhammer of Hillsborough, NJ; Mary Klara of Aldan, PA; Gladis McGraw of Cape May Point, NJ; Noelle Noyes of Moorestown, NJ; Frederick Oppmann of Huntingdon Valley, PA; Connie Schmaelzle of Cape May Court House, NJ; Laurie Sheedy of Wildwood, NJ; Hildy Silverman of Somerset, NJ; Elizabeth Small of Bryn Mawr, PA; Bo Tur of Leonardo, NJ.

Joint:

Edie & Timothy Baldwin of New Providence, PA; Patricia & David Baver of Pennsburg, PA; Nina & George Boyd of North Cape May, NJ; Phyllis & Gerard Brew of Allendale, NJ; Teresa & Samantha Case of Hamilton, NJ;

Dawn Cassel of Downingtown, PA; Mary & John D’Andrea of Philadelphia, PA; Elena & Alex Dreyzin of Jamison, PA; Colleen & Joe Gallagher of Villas, NJ; Marissa Higgins & Tony Iannarelli of Southampton, PA; Christina Locha & Jason Barbely of Dayton, NJ; Anne & Adam Maliborski of Wallington, NJ; Anita & Joe Monaghan of Allentown, NJ; Erin Martin & Frank Schaefer of New York, NY; Christine & Tim Millaway of Cherry Hill, NJ; Krystyna & Robert Miller of Lewes, DE; Barbara & Brendan Rosenberg of Sweetwater, NJ’ Clare Sapienza-Eck & Charles Eck of West Cape May, NJ; Kelly Smiley & Matthew Defazio of Waldwick, NJ.

Family/Grandparent: Linda & David Butler of Wildwood Crest, NJ; Sandra & Stephen Sheller of Philadelphia, PA.

Staff: Joseph Casey of Glenside, PA.

We extend our sincerest condolences to:

Bob & John Belanson, on the death of their father Robert Belanson; Andy & Barbara Lamont on the death of Andy’s brother; the family and friends of Barbara St.Clair.

Our heartiest congratulations to:

Diane & Ed Hutchinson on the birth of their great grandson Maverick; Anna Leeper, on the birth of her great granddaughter; Roy & Marlena Steinberg on the birth of their granddaughter.

Two buffets, one attributed to Frank Furness, find home in Physick House Museum

Kathy Evers and Doug Hillstrom of Hartsdale, Pa., visited the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate Jan. 31 to see two Victorian era buffets on display in the museum’s dining room — recent donations they’d made to Cape May MAC. Evers and Hillstrom donated the two pieces to the museum’s collection this winter after searching for just the right museum to accept them. “We are simply overjoyed that these wonderful pieces of furniture have landed in such a great house — and with such a dedicated group of caretakers,” said Evers. “We were absolutely thrilled to accept them,” said Cape May MAC Director and CEO Jody Alessandrine. “To have a buffet in the dining room that is attributed to Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, in the Cape May museum that Furness designed, along with an additional Victorian-era buffet to complete the set, is just phenomenal. “We look forward to sharing the news about these new pieces with our visitors this year, and we are so very grateful to Kathy and Doug for their generosity.” Design of the large buffet is attributed to renowned Victorian architect Frank Furness, and its construction is attributed to Daniel Pabst. The small buffet was purchased around 1995 from an antiques shop on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn that specialized in Victorian-era antiques.

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Photos by Susan Krysiak Shown above, from left, Cape May MAC Chief Outreach Strategist Mary Stewart with donors Doug Hillstrom and Kathy Evers, in front of the Furness buffet.

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tribute to the vibrancy of island life today.

This tour begins and ends at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth and runs on select Saturday mornings. See more info and purchase tickets here.

Historic District Trolley Tour

On this charming trolley tour, guides will explain Cape May’s fascinating history as the oldest seaside resort and how it has survived and thrives to this day. This narrated tour travels through portions of Cape May’s historic district and takes a look at Cape May’s Victorian architecture.

This tour runs from Fridays to Sundays each week and begins and ends at the Ocean Street Trolley Stop. Purchase tickets here.

Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour

From the 1900s to today, Cape May has been home to beautiful architectural treasures. This narrated tour travels along Beach Drive and delves into the history behind iconic seaside mansions. This tour will run on Feb. 20, beginning and ending at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Purchase tickets here.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour

What was that shadow? Was it the undead of Cape May’s past wandering their beloved haunts? You might scoff, you might shudder, but rest assured: on board a trolley with an experienced guide you will begin to wonder what’s beyond when you hear the tales of hauntings unearthed in Cape May by renowned psychic medium and author Craig McManus. This tour will run Feb. 17, 18 and 19, beginning and ending at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Purchase tickets here.

Emlen Physick Estate Tour

Take a guided tour of the first and second floors of the 1879 Physick House Museum, for an in-depth look at Victorian architecture and the period, reflecting one Victorian family’s lifestyle. This tour will run all Presidents’ Day Weekend. See more info and purchase tickets here.

The Cape May Lighthouse is Open!

Climb the 199 steps for a wintery panorama of the Delaware Bay. The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse is open on weekends and holidays from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. See more info and purchase tickets here.

New app

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In addition to the daily calendar, users will be able to view a map of the local area populated by Cape May MAC partners including restaurants and small businesses. This business directory feature will provide users with information about each listing, from photos to operating hours, and will continue Cape May MAC’s mission to enrich the greater Cape May region for its residents and visitors. “We’re excited that this new app creates an even more user-friendly way to view our tour and event calendar, and to book tickets directly from your phone with ease,” said Cape May MAC Chief Outreach Officer Eliza Lotozo.

The app is a result of a successful $35,000 New Jersey Cultural Trust Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grant Application. The app is an alternative version of the popular tourist publication, “This Week in Cape May” (TWICM), which Cape May MAC has published for decades and which is the go-to guide for daily tours, activities and events in Cape May. “This grant and the creation of the new TWICM app will enable Cape May MAC to reduce its TWICM printing costs, in addition to being a useful tool for visitors,” noted Cape May MAC Director and CEO Jody Alessandrine. Princeton Strategic Communications partnered with Cape May MAC on the TWICM app project.

The Cape May MAC app is free to download and available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for download on both iOS and Android devices. If you are a local business interested in being listed in the app’s business directory, please contact Cape May MAC’s Advertising Representative Joe McLaughlin, at jmclaughlin@ capemaymac.org. --

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The Cape May Lighthouse is open during Presidents’ Weekend, barring extreme weather. See capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404 in advance if you’re unsure.

‘THANK YOU’ NEWS

CAPE MAY MAC PRESERVATION FUND ANNUAL APPEAL DONATIONS

$1,000-$1,999 Donors: Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty, Vince & Denise DeGiaimo, Joan & Jack Dempsey, Joseph & Elizabeth Garner, Stan & Peggy Gora, The Grand Hotel of Cape May, David & Eunice King, James Moffatt, John & Laurie Orem, Catherine Rein, Peter & Anita Rohrer, Mark Seltzer & Angie Segal.

$500-$999 Donors: David & Patricia Atkinson, Joseph & Paul Bogle (Bogle Investment Properties), Sally Brice-O’Hara, Joseph & Eileen Cassidy, Paul & Shivaun Celano, David Cresswell, Steven & Anne Docimo, Jonathan & Daphne Fleck, Roger Henry, Marc-Anthony Hourihan Lisa Huggins, James Imbriaco & Arleen Buchanan, Jersey Cape Realty (Dee Lanzalotti), Eileen Kirk, Becky Kriebel, Nancy Lofredo, Carlos & Nancy Moreira, George & Theresa Schu, Barbara St. Clair,Don & Alethia White.

$250-$499 Donors: Byron’s Plumbing & Heating (Byron & Jill), Steven & Anne Docimo, Vile, Anthony & Lucy Guerrino, Tricia Kraemer, Alan McGuire & Karen VanVarickMcGuire, Ralph & Esther Milnes, Barbara Rittenhouse, Bruce & Jane Ryan, Sanford & Mary Stewart.

$100-$249 Donors: Jody & Cheryl Alessan-

drine, Michael & Donna Amundsen, Anchor Insurance Agency, Charles Antinori, Thomas & Barbara Atherton, Laura Benevento, Donna Benton, Glenn Bloiso & Margaret Crabtree, Frank & Kimberly Blough, John & Lisa Boecker Edward Borer & Amy Ryerson Borer, Martin & Valerie Carlin, Mark & Linda Clemente, Bruce & Robin Corini, Christine Cosenza & Matthew Palmer, Cottage by the sea, LLC, Gerard & Susan Crean, Paul & Margaret Cromelin, Thomas & Erin Curtis, Stephan & Paulette de la Veaux, Beti Derbyshire, Wister Dougherty, Kenneth & Nancy Durkin, Michael & Rosemary Eden, Michael & Karen Eldredge, Bob & Kathleen Familetti, Patricia Everett, Fred & Rosemary Fellmeth, Jill Ferguson, William & Margaret Flanagan, Ron Frech, Joseph Freiert, Roger & Heather Furlin, William & Adrienne Gallagher, Roger & Polly Graham, Susan Greene & Kathleen Sheridan, Paul Grena, RJ Scott Griffith, Alex & Mary Beth Hagar, Ted & Kim Heininger, William & Eva Elisabeth Hohman, Scott & Nancy Holland, David & Jane Huegel, Robert & Carole Irwin, Kate Jiggins, Dennis Johnson, Elaine Jordan, Kevin & Debby Kilkenny, Richard Klein, John Klos, George & Marie Koumaras, Steven & Lori Lazan, Bob & Jayne Lester, Karen Liebowitz, Little Oaks Campground, Alphonse & Martha Maffeo, Joan Maguire, Peter & Carol Mastrola, Patricia & Glenn Matis, James & Susan McCormick, Krystyna

Alexander Hamilton: The Man, The Myth, The Musical, in Cape May Oct. 8

Cape May MAC’s 11th annual Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series brings renowned speakers to Cape May to offer illuminating insights within their respective fields. This year, Cape May MAC welcomes Dr. Robert Watson to present “Alexander Hamilton: The Man, The Myth, The Musical,” on Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Cape May Convention Hall.

In this fascinating lecture, Watson examines the life and legacy of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton—from historic truth to modern Broadway interpretation. Watson will delve into the lasting impact Hamilton had on the state of New Jersey, including the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard and his infamous duel with Aaron Burr in Weehawken. Tickets are limited. CLICK HERE for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Miller, Wayne & Joyce Monsees, Eric Muck, Mark & Carey Nathan, Howard & Barbara Neilson, John & Jennifer Ochman, Mark & Clare Pagliettini, William Paladini & Pamela Nardone, Beatrice Passagno & Peter Cole, Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast, Lisa Rebert, Dr. Richard Renza, Craig & Donna Rothman, Joseph Saccon, Thomas & Carolyn Schwartz, Frank Scott, John Eugene Siracusa, George Smith, Richard Sterner & Diane DeGurian, Mary Swartz, Frank Thomson, Christopher & Roseanne Traficante, Joan Viguers, John & Susan Wichterman, Meg Terry, Washington Inn (Michael Craig), Grant & Tori Willman, Jack & Arlette Wright, Jim Yingst & Pixie Angelo, Carol Zacney.

Under $100 Donors: Charles Adamson, Clara Jane Amodei, Robin Black, Frank Burns, Mary Lou Byer, Carla Capizzi, John Carroll, Joseph & Marianne Catagnus, Chin Up LLC (Deborah Harry), Lynne Cutler, Thomas & Deborah Cutler, Gary D’Atrio & Nancy Tucker-D’Antrio, Wayne & Gail Edwards, William & Anne George, Howard Gibb, William Grau & Laura Berton Grau, Christopher & Renee Haines, Peter & Iris Hirsch, Joan Hollander, Raymond & Cheryl Jablow, Donald & Patricia Kane, Mary Kay Klara, Marianne Klink,Margaret Lonzetta, Anthony & Karen Manzo, Lynn Martenstein & Jorg Pawlik, Robert McLaughlin, Martin & Judith Miller, Bill & Mary Anne Mistick, Joseph & Diane Nadolski, Jeffrey Pierson, Paul & Kathleen Ragan, Joseph Reilly, Richard & Beatrice Reinacher, Jean Richardson, Richard & Joan Rojek, Art & Elaine Rottger, Joseph & Maria Sammartino, Carol Smith, Judith Pease Smith, Anne Stephany, Julie Stratton, Margaret Thompson, Colin & Susan Ungaro, Kris Ward, Joan Yetzer, Thomas & Susan Zug.

CAPE MAY MAC PRESERVATION FUND

Under $100 Donors: Roger & Dani Barnsby, Meghan O’Donnell.

LESSONS OF HISTORY FUND DONATIONS

$1,000-$1,999 Donors: Vince & Denise DeGiaimo, Joan & Jack Dempsey.

$500-$999 Donors: Richard & Susan Foxx.

$250-$499 Donors: David & Barbara Schindler.

$100-$249 Donors: Stephen & Susan Irving, Marvin & Lee Zektzer.

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PHYSICK HOUSE HVAC PROJECT DONORS

$100-$249 Donors: Douglas Davis & Catherine Lippman Davis, Cynthia Houseal, The Jason Grace Group LLC, Patrick & Joanne Meehan, Oceanview Convent Corporation, Victoria Sottile, Audrey Walters.

Under $100 Donors: Domenick & Elaine Balestro, Nicholas & Janet Caniglia, Ray & Barbara Fuentes, Jacqueline Kineavy, Barbara Parker, Samuel & Sabrina Shapiro.

CAPE MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL DONORS

Musician’s Circle ($100-$249): Mark & Suzanne Robertson.

MAJOR DONATIONS

• Daniel Barbera, for a $5,000 donation to the Cape May MAC Preservation Fund.

• Lee & Jill Bellarmino, for a $5,000 donation to the Cape May MAC Preservation Fund.

• Tom & Sue Carroll, for a $10,000 donation to the Cape May MAC Preservation Fund.

• The David R. & Patricia D. Atkinson Foundation, for a $15,000 donation.

• Sharon Kewish, for a $5,000 donation to the Cape May MAC Preservation Fund.

• Jeannie & Jim Morris, for a $2,000 donation from the Morris Family Charitable Fund.

• Melissa Motz, for a $500 donation to Operations.

• NJM Insurance Group, for a $5,000 donation to the Cape May MAC Preservation Fund.

• PNC Financial Services Group, for a $10,000 donation to Harvest Brew Fest.

• Princeton Strategic Communications, for a $2,100 donation.

• Eleanor Roman, for a $500 donation to Operations.

• Margaret St. Pierre, for a $500 donation to Operations.

• Joan & Dane Wells, for a $5,000 donation to the Cape May MAC Preservation Fund.

DONATIONS

• Donna Antonowicz, for a $100 donation to Operations.

• Michael & Amy Bellarmino, for a $250 donation in honor of Lee & Jill Bellarmino.

• Ruth & Roy Brader, for a $250 donation to Operations.

• Jennifer Coffey, for a $40 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse In memory of Audrey Pucci

• Nicola Difronzo-Heitzer, for a $40 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse In memory of Audrey Pucci.

• Wister Dougherty, for a $100 donation in honor of James Moffatt’s birthday.

• Brian Falconer, for a $100 donation.

• Craig & Gail Fitz, for a $250 donation to Operations.

‘THANK YOU’ NEWS Congratulations Volunteers of the Month

JANUARY: Carol Crossed

FEBRUARY: Roger Henry

MARCH: Larry Hume

• Hope Gaines, for a photograph of the Rockford Peaches for the Play Like a Girl exhibit in the Carroll Gallery.

• Garden Club of Cape May, for a $10 donation.

• Carol Hartman, for purchasing and creating a new holiday centerpiece for the Physick House dining room.

• Dana Jaeger, for a $50 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse in memory of Audrey Pucci

• Marcie Karlins, for a donation of $25 in

honor of her parents, Stephen & Pamela Karlins.

• Stephen & Linda Kimler, for a $50 donation to Operations.

• James & Teresa Knipper, for a $250 donation.

• Barbara Lamont, for purchasing and creating a new holiday centerpiece for the Physick House dining room,

• The Daniel Morfesis Family, for a $100 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse in loving memory of Audrey L. Pucci.

• Barbara Morris, for a $200 donation in memory of Elizabeth Brodt.

• Mary Ann Mosso, for a $100 donation to the Cape May MAC Preservation Fund Annual Appeal in memory of Gus Mosso

• The New Jersey Lighthouse Society, for a $100 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse.

• Karen O’Neill, for a $50 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse in memory of Audrey Pucci.

• Joseph Reilly, for a $25 donation in honor of Dory Coe to the Michael Zuckerman Endowment.

• Selective Insurance Company, for directing a donation from American Online Giving Foundation of $485.50.

• Michael & Deborah Stingis, for a$40 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse in memory of their son Andrew Michael Stingis, in honor of his 40th Birthday.

• James & Marlo Vandegrift, for a $100 donation to the Cape May Lighthouse.

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Photo by Mary Stewart Shown here, Mal Knapp presents “The Maritime History of Cape May” Feb. 1 at Cape May Lutheran Church to an enthusiastic crowd. This is the third in this year’s series of Lunch & Learn lectures. Knapp covered the time from Henry Hudson’s sailing into Delaware Bay up to the present day, including explorers, whalers, shipwrecks, pirates, and buried treasure. For more information on upcoming lectures, CLICK HERE.

Ticket Buyers who added a donation when purchasing tickets: Vernon Adams, Ellen Albert, Angela Albro, Linda Alloco, Alicia Arnold, Thomas Bannon, Amanda Barwise, Alison Berwick, Kim Bezanis, Erica Bolin, Michelle Bovoso, Michael Brill, Joe Bristow, Jim Brosious, Eileen Brown, Joel Brown, Kathy Bucknam, Marylou Burkepile, Janice Burt, Robert Campbell, Domiana Catallozzi, Lisa Catena, Margaret Charleston, Robyn Clancy-Merwede, Mary Clement, Anne Clohessy, Shaun Connolly, Linda Constantino, Susan Corbett, Brian Coyle, Diane Crane, Alexander Curio, Donald Cybulski, Barbara Dale, Robin Danna, Elizabeth Dantonio, Rosa Dascoli, Barbara Davis, Anna Marie Denardo, Cloey Devlin, Carmen Di Giovanni, Teresa Diamantopoulos, Patty Diamond, Barbara Dick, Joseph Discienza, Stephen Doe, Catherine Doyle, Phyllis Duddy, Mary Duff, Nina Dutill, Joan Ebert, Tracy Emilius, Ron Erdei, Sara Fagan, John Fantino, Elisabet Feijoo, Donna Feld, Gina Ferretti, Jodi Fertitta, Mary Pat Filer, Susan Fiumefreddo, David Flaherty, Cynthia Frank, Marla Frederick, Dawn Gambino, Linda Gast, Raymond Goelz, Thomas Gohagan, Jill Gorman, Anne Goto, Robert Gray, Lynne Gremo, Fenton Groff, Jennifer Grossi, John Gyza, Mary Elizabeth Hager, Tara Hanley, Jon Harris, Maureen Harrison, Donna Hayek, Christine Hayes, Catherine Healy, Nancy Henriques, Karen Herzog, Kristen Hodges, Car-

ole Hoetzl, Stacey Irey, Joi Honer, Jennifer Humphries, Joanne Jarosz, Matthew Jansen, Ioana Joerg, Maryellen Kabay, Kenny Kallok, Kevin Kassick, Marykim Keane, Robert Kearns, Erin Keefe, Michael Kidd, Dawn Klersy, Ann Kosco, Kristin Lazzarotti, Rena Leith, Cathy Leonard, Joseph Liana, Fay Linkiewicz, Deborah Lowry, Gianna Macera, Christopher Maisano, Teresa Marler, Cathy Marshott, Erin Martin, Courtney Masterpalo, Regina Mayell, Mary Kay Matarazzo, Nicholas Maurin Crystal Mccalicher, Edward Mccoy, Elizabeth Mcanany, Nicole Mcdevitt, Kathleen Mcfadden, Katelyn Mcpherson, Steve Meador, Catherine Micenec, Kristen Michenzi, Linda Miller, Sa Mills, Anita Monaghan, Giordana Mondile, Denise Moore, Kacey Morris, Sheri Morton, Lauren Musarra, David Neal, Kristin Nicastro, Vesselina Nikiforova, Thomas Nolan, Corinna Olechnowicz, Norayr Ozbalik, Karen Pacillo, Erica Paladino, Dawn Pellegrino, Jennifer Pena, Cesar Perez, Victoria Pignataro, Shania Piscitelli, Marianne Plucienik, Megan Poad, Rosene Politowski, Lauren Provenzano, Jennifer Puckett, Sherry Puskas, Matthew Quinn, Carol Raimo, Dawn Reed, Michael Reilly, Daniel Robertson, Kathleen Roche, John Rochford, Laurel Rogus, Joseph Saccon, Clare Sapienza-eck, Akira Sawano, Sandra Scelso, Shirley Schaffer, Jean Scheffer, Nancy Sceia, Mary Schneider, Sabrina Schroer, Ellen Seward, Gary & Marnee Shuhart, Crisanne Simeone, Meredith Smal-

ley, Caroline Smit, Joan Smith, Laura Smith, Gigi Soloway, Barbara Sorensen, Nancy Spencer, Donna Straub, Denise Stryjewski, Hayley Swiderski, Yolanda Sykes, Nerissa Tackett-Cusick, Anthony Tascone & Caitlin Halbert, Timothy Tasso, Sheila Thompson, Stephanie Thompson, Melissa Tiedemann, Joseph Tranchitella, Nancy Urian, Linda Van derveer, Jeanne Veerasamy, Sarah Venarchick, Marcella Venella, Mary Ellen Verna, Janet Villeta, Madeline Vira, Karen Wells, Karen Wieckowski, Katharine Wilchek, Frank Wilson, Jane Wilson, Kenneth Witek, Veronica Wojcik, Jacqueline Woodbury, Bo Yaremko, Christine Yarwood, Donald Yoder, Miguel Younger, Jj Zeller

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

• Jean Barraclough, for assisting with creating and installing the Christmas Exhibit in the Carroll Gallery and volunteering there during tours.

• Mathew & Reese Barraclough, for their help with An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit.

• Maryetta Dorricott, Interim Curator of Endicott-Reardon Museum in Oceanview, for presenting a Lunch & Learn program on Mother Goose.

• Kathleen Familetti, for polishing the silver in the Physick House for the holiday season.

• Teri Hislop (Xeli Otaesak Pilsit Xkw), a member of the Lenape National of Pennsylvania, for presenting a program on the First Peoples of our region for Lunch & Learn.

• Barbara Lamont, for polishing the silver in the Physick House for the holiday season.

• Mike Urbanski, for piloting the golf cart in the West Cape May Christmas Parade.

• Mike Urbanski & Bruce Tell, for Veterans’ Day Ceremony.

• Vicki, Jim, Jacqueline, Evalina, Otis and Olivia McBride, for dressing in Victorian costume to participate in the West Cape May Christmas Parade on behalf of Cape May MAC

VOLUNTEERS

Brunch &

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Bingo at Bella Vida Volunteer: Sue Currie. Shown here, members of Cape May MAC Staff Accountant Vicki McBride’s family, Evalina with Otis, Jacqueline with Olivia, and Jim McBride, get ready to ride in the annual West Cape May Christmas Parade Dec. 3. They volunteered to dress Victorian and represent Cape May MAC in what is one of the biggest and most festive events of the year. The golf cart was decorated with illustrated characters from Cape May MAC’s latest children’s book, “Dr. Physick’s Night Before Christmas.”

‘THANK YOU’ NEWS

Christmas Candlelight House Tours Volunteers: Janice Ablett, Sharon Agin, Cheryl & Jody Alessandrine, Pixie Angelo, Tina & Bill Angstadt, Cathy Baldacchini, Jean Barraclough, Mel Bateman, Nancy Battagliese, Joan Bauer, Bill Boorse, Pat & Bill Brown, Julia Brown, Susan Brozina, Mary Burke, Victoria Clyde, Kim Constantine, Bill Currie, Jocelyn Duquette, Jan Dwyer, Ron Filius, Donna Flegal, Hope Gaines, Paul Gates, Gordon Gearhart, Lynne Glasser, Roe & Bob Gorgone, Dave Funkle, Kurt Hague, Karen Hammeran, Cathy Hay, Victoria Heimall, Roger Henry, Megan Hobler, Ioanna Iliopulos, Kathleen Janits, Dagmar Jelincic, Susan Krysiak, Anna Marie Leeper, Sue Lotozo, Jodie Louthe, Patti MacQueen, Emma Jane Maurer, Rich Mayer, Jim McBride, Diane Meza, Kathy & Dave Morais, Melissa Motz, Tricia Nolfi, Barb Oberholtzer, Therese Porzio-Kwiecinski, Jan Randle, Vince Rapone, Violet Rixey, Lillian Rozin, Cathie Russell, John Schaeffer, Frank Scott, Sue Steich, Mary Stewart, Donna Szemcsak, Bruce Tell, Carole Ulmer, Rita Walls, Mark Wheaton, Susan Wiggins, Jim Yingst.

Christmas Candlelight Tour Participating Properties: The Angel of the Sea (Theresa Stanton), Beauclaire’s B&B (Joanne & Joe Giovanetti), The Bedford Inn (Paula Murray), Cape Island Baptist Church (Reverend Michael Goldade), Cape May Convention Hall, Cape May United Methodist Church (Reverend Heyyoung Horton), The Colonial House Museum (Harry Bellangy), The Dormer House (Bob Mullock), The Episcopal Church of the Advent (Reverend Alan Leonard), The Franklin at 721 (Patricia Ternove), Franklin’s Key (Maria & Andrew Bonner), The Humphrey Hughes House (Lorraine & Terry Schmidt), The Inn of Cape May (Jill Heim), The Judson Bennett House (Anna & Mike Dedominicis), The Kiwanis Club of Cape May (Jack Killeen), The Kurtz Residence (Karen & Yogi Kurtz), The Lovely Lorelei (Lori & Steve Lazan), The Mainstay (Esther & Peter Scalone), The Mason Cottage (Kimberly Gilbert), The Ocean Victorian (Mary McKenney), The Queen Victoria (Jamie Harvey).

Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea Volunteers: Susan Brozina, Victoria Clyde, Marie Elena Gearhart, Ray Grazel, Victoria Heimall, Jerry Loewe, Mary McArdle, Kathy Morais, Tricia Nolfi.

Holiday Inns Tour Volunteers: Janice Ablett, Tina Angstadt, Joan Bauer, Susan Beal, Bar-

bara Bonner, Victoria Clyde, Sue & Bill Currie, Jan Dwyer, Christine Fecteau, Donna Flegal, John Gallagher, Lynne Glasser, Roe Gorgone, Jean Grazel, Alice Haber, Mary Beth & Alex Hager, Carol Haggas, Karen Hammeran, Kathleen Janits, Megan Kately, Susan Krysiak, Kathy Morais, Mark Nathan, Jacquie Newman, Paulette Platukis, Mary Stewart, RuthAnne Stewart, Donna Szemcsak, Christina Whitney, Barb Zicari.

Holiday Inns Tour Participating Properties: Beauclaire’s B&B (Joanne & Joe Giovanetti), The Bedford Inn (Paula Murray), The Dormer House (Bob Mullock), The Duke of Windsor (Clara Ziman), The Harrison B&B (Kelly Lavorgna), The Lovely Lorelei (Lori & Steve Lazan), The Queen Victoria (Jamie Harvey).

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Volunteers: Tina and Bill Angstadt, Jean Barraclough, Mel Bateman, Pat Bean, Julia Brown, Susan Brozina, Victoria Clyde, Chris DuBois, Donna Flegal, Joe Golden, Matt Ingersoll, Kathy & Dave Morais, Tricia Nolfi, Carole Ulmer.

Lamplighter Christmas Tour Volunteers: Mel Bateman, Jill Bremer, Susan Brozina, Victoria Clyde, Jocelyn Duquette, Donna Flegal, Chris & George Fore, Anne Gibboni, Roe Gorgone, Susan Greenspon, Scott Griffith, Alice Haber, Karen Hammeran,

Roger Henry, Megan Kately, Kathryn Kruse, Anna Leeper, Patti MacQueen, Kathy Morais, Carey & Mark Nathan, Jacquie Newman, Tricia Nolfi, Therese Porzio-Kwiecinski, Frank Scott, Mary Stewart, Mary Beth Toewe, Carole Ulmer, Susan Wiggins.

Lamplighter Christmas Tour Participating Properties: Beauclaire’s B&B (Joanne & Joe Giovanetti), The Bedford Inn (Paula Murray), The Colonial House Museum (Harry Bellangy), The Gulish Residence (Cheryl & John Gulish), The Lovely Lorelei (Lori & Steve Lazan), The Queen Victoria (Jamie Harvey).

Membership Mailing Volunteers: Jocelyn Duquette, Kathy Genzoli.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit Volunteers: Roe & Bob Gorgone, Cheryl Gulish, Dagmar Jelincic.

Physick House Decorating Volunteers: Joyce Barth, Jill Bellarmino, Gail Capehart, Dory Coe, Kathleen Familetti, Rosalie Gallagher, Peggy Gora, Carol Hartman, Ken Hornbeck, Susan Krysiak, Yvonne Kuemmerle, Barbara Lamont, Ellie McDevitt, Christy Mobile, Gerri Ridings, Harry Schmidt.

Trolley Maintenance Volunteers: Roe Gorgone, Roger Henry, Dave Morais, Rita Walls, Deb Yamashita.

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Photo by Susan Krysiak Shown here, The Queen Victoria Inn dressed for the holidays. The inn was among many that generous Cape May property owners opened to host Cape May MAC’s holiday tours this year.

Cape May Music

For those who believe that music is best served alongside a tasty meal, the Washington Inn will graciously host a Bach’s Lunch at 12:30 p.m. on May 31, June 7, and again on June 21. Enjoy classical music performed by members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony, while sharing a memorable meal at one of the topranked Cape May restaurants. Admission is $50 for adults, $45 for Cape May

The 34th Cape May Music Festival, which brings together musicians across genres, kicks off on Thursday, May 25 and will continue with live events until June 22. We’re thrilled to be partnering again with Jed Gaylin, the music director of the Bay Atlantic Symphony, and Eliot Bailen, artistic director of the New York Chamber Ensemble. All performances will be held at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

The festival begins on May 25 with a performer new to the festival, OkCello, an Atlanta-based cellist and songwriter whose work draws from themes and expressions of the African Diaspora. OKCello will perform at the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Admission is $35 for adults, $30 for Cape May MAC members, and $25 for students.

Memorial Day Weekend celebrations continue May 28 with the award-winning Atlantic Brass Band, playing a series of patriotic tunes at the Rotary Park Band stand (rain location: Cape May Convention Hall). Admission to this concert is free.

On May 30, singer and saxophonist Erich Cawalla, another new addition to

the festival, will perform at Cape May Convention Hall. Cawalla is known for his signature blend of jazz with contemporary R&B—and for this performance, Cawalla has assembled a stellar band to perform favorite hits from world-class artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Smokey Robinson, Nat King Cole and many more. Admission is $35 for adults, $30 for Cape May MAC members and $25 for students.

MAC members.

On June 4, the food and music pairings continue with a Jazz Brunch, hosted by the newly renovated Inn of Cape May at 10 a.m. Enjoy selections from the Great American Songbook over brunch with jazz performers Mary Lou Newnam on saxophone, clarinet and flute, and Ray Malach on piano. Admission is $50.

Friends of the Cape May Music Festival will be hosting their annual fundraiser, titled “Midday Music and More,” at the Washington Inn on June 14 at 12:30 p.m. Following this luncheon, attendees are invited to stay for a performance by two members of the New York Chamber Ensemble—Eliot Bailen on cello and Susan Rotholz on flute—along with Jed Gaylin from the

Atlantic Brass Band

Bay Atlantic Symphony. Admission is $50 inclusive per person. Proceeds help support classical music performances in Cape May.

Cape May

MAC has always been honored to feature classical chamber music as a staple of the Cape May Music Festival, and that tradition contin-

ues this year with visits from the New York Chamber Ensemble, the Bay Atlantic Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players. Each will perform at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, with admission available at $30 for adults, $25 for members, and $20 for students. On June 1, Eliot Bailen and the New York Chamber Ensemble will perform a series of grandiose Baroque pieces, including Johann Sebastian Bach’s Triple Concerto. For their second performance on June 6, the theme is “The Heavenly Harp with Flute and Strings” with suites that highlight—you guessed it—the harp, played by musician Stacey Shames. Finally, “A Schumann Masterpiece” will take place on June 15, with Margaret Kampmeier on piano, featuring Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet, Op. 47 alongside other works. Jed Gaylin and

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Festival 2023

mission is $35 for adults, $30 for members, and $25 for students.

The 2023 Cape May Music Festival will conclude resoundingly June 22 with a full orchestral performance by the Bay Atlantic Symphony at Cape May Convention Hall.

This final performance, titled “Starry Stories,” will include two touchstone works of tremendous depth, color and expression by Mozart. Admission is $35 for adults, $25 for members, and $20 for students.

Some concert tickets are available for purchase now. Check back soon for more. For more information, CLICK HERE. --

the Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform on June 8. This performance will include Argentine composer Oswaldo Golijov’s tribute to Astor Piazzolla––and therefore to Tango— along with selected, jaunty melodies of the renowned Austrian composer Franz Schubert. On June 13, the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players, a string quartet comprised of Héctor Falcón on violin, Bryan HernandezLuch on violin, Brett Deubner on viola, and Nayoung Baek on cello, will perform lively pieces by Wynton Marsalis, Samuel Barber, and Astor Piazzolla.

The annual George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert will return on June 18 at Cape May Convention Hall. Mesterhazy was a Grammy-nominated jazz musician—remembered fondly as the featured pianist at the Merion Inn. George’s close-knit musical colleagues share how George enriched their lives, as they entertain us with selections from the Great American Songbook and beyond. Ad-

Without music, life would be a mistake.

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Bid on your favorites in Cape May MAC’s Online Auction

Let the bidding begin! With over $15,000 worth of gifts and experiences— generously donated by more than 80 organizations and individuals—the 2023 Cape May Preservation Fund Online Auction is officially live.

During the month of February, Cape May MAC is auctioning off fun and unique items to raise money for our annual capital campaign supporting the Cape May Preservation Fund. Proceeds are already earmarked for continued restoration at the Emlen Physick Estate — the historic landmark whose preservation launched the founding of Cape May MAC over 50 years ago. We have secured grant funding to install much-needed HVAC and Fire Suppression systems within the Physick House Museum, but we must raise funds to match these grants. Every day we operate the museum without climate control systems puts over 6,000 Victorian-era artifacts at risk of deterioration. Of course, a fire without a fire suppression system installed could destroy

these artifacts and the iconic Frank Furnessdesigned mansion that houses them.

Thank you to our generous donors who have provided some fantastic items to bid on. Bidding items include:

• A relaxing trip to the Cape May Day Spa

• Oyster-tasting and cocktail-pairing at the Nature Center of Cape May

• A “Treat Yourself” rental package from Coastline Realty

• A private cello concert to be performed at your own home or party

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March 26. Admission is free.

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

• Vintage posters and unique art from local artisans

• A 3-night getaway with Icona Resorts

And much, much more!

CLICK HERE for a complete list.

Bidding closes

March 1 at 10am. Good luck!

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.

For information about Center for Community Arts CLICK HERE to visit their website. For information about Cape May MAC and more about this exhibit call 609-8845404 or CLICK HERE

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1879 Emlen Physick Estate

Cape May Wine Trails return in 2023

Are you one of the many fans of the Cape May Wine Trail? Take note: they’re back in 2023 and as popular as ever! Cape May County vineyards produce delicious wines and Cape May Wine Trails are a chance to enjoy them with round-trip transportation via trolley to make the experience even more fun.

Board a trolley at the historic Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., and travel to Pier House at LaMer Beachfront Resort for a delicious lunch. Then it’s back on board the trolley for an afternoon of touring and sampling wine selections by vintners at Jessie Creek Winery and Natali Vineyards. Guests will receive a tour, tasting and souvenir glass at Jessie Creek Winery, and a tasting with cheese and crackers at Natali Vineyards. Here’s your chance to discover or rediscover the county’s wineries, along with their newest offerings.

Cape May Wine Trails are offered at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 and Fridays, Sept. 22 and Oct. 6. (Feb. 18 and April 29 are sold out!) The tour returns to the Physick Estate by 5 p.m. Admission is $125 per person inclusive, and admission is limited. These tours are for adults ages 21 and over. For more information and to reserve your spot, CLICK HERE -- SK

They’re back! Shown here, Natali Vineyards offers Cape May Wine Trail patrons tastings of their varietals. The Cape May Wine Trails return this year, with visits to Natali Vineyards, and Jessie Creek Winery

Channeling Dinner with Medium Craig McManus

Here is your chance to reserve your tickets early before they sell out for an event offered only two times in 2023, a Channeling Dinner with Medium Craig McManus! Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner at the Inn of Cape May followed by a two-hour channeling session with Medium Craig McManus. McManus will read the energies in the room and channel messages from the spirits of departed family and friends. While he does not read everyone present and cannot control where messages come through, he will bring through as many messages from spirits as possible during the two-hour channeling. Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Admission is $100 and seating is limited. This event is not recommended for people under the age of 16. No refunds will be granted within 14 days of the event. Offered Fridays, April 14 and Oct. 13, at 6pm. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Shown here, Craig McManus leads one of his signature Cape May MAC tours this past October, Ghost Walk with Craig McManus. His events and tours always draw a crowd. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot now for the next Ghost Walk with Craig McManus April 15!

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TROLLEY TOURS Telling Cape May’s stories year-round

Winter is quiet in Cape May, but it’s far from boring. Check out these open-air trolley tours this winter that run mostly on weekends and holidays in February and March. Bring a blanket and enjoy the ride.

Combination Historic District Trolley & Physick Estate Tour

This immersive, 2-hour tour experience combines a guided tour by trolley of Cape May’s Historic District with a guided tour of the Physick House Museum, providing an in-depth look into Cape May history and architecture. Learn why Cape May is the only National Historic Landmark City in the nation as you appreciate the details of Cape May’s unique Victo rian streetscapes via trolley. Take a guided tour of the first and second floors of the 1879 Physick House Museum, for a de tailed look at Victorian architecture and the period. Built in 1879, the 18-room mansion is an architectural mas terpiece built by famed American architect Frank Furness and one of the best examples of

Victorian Stick Style architecture in the country. The tour includes a visit to the Carriage House Carroll Gallery Exhibit and begins and ends at the Ocean Street Trolley stop. This tour is offered Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 3-26, Monday, Feb. 20, and daily beginning March 27. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Cape May’s Forgotten Sports History Trolley Tour

Cape May’s history includes some fascinating stories about sports, such as baseball, tennis and golf, during the 19th and early 20th century. Take this trolley tour around Cape May and see where audiences once cheered on their favorite players of yesteryear. Learn about the teams, ballfields, courts and greens that were a vibrant part of America’s First Seaside Resort. This tour is offered Saturdays, Feb. 11, 25, March 25 and April 1.

For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour

What was that shadow? Was it the undead of Cape May’s past wandering their beloved haunts? You might scoff, you might shudder, but rest assured: on board a trolley with an experienced guide you will begin to wonder what’s beyond when you hear the tales of hauntings unearthed in Cape May by renowned psychic medium and author Craig McManus. The tour begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop and is offered Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19, Saturdays, Feb. 25-March 25, Friday, March 17, and Fridays and Saturdays, April 1-22. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Historic District Trolley Tour

Known as the “Queen of the Seaside Resorts” for its quaint Victorian cottages and pristine beaches, Cape May is the oldest seaside resort in the country, and in 1976, the entire city was declared a National Historic Landmark. With one of the country’s largest collections of 19th century seaside wood-framed buildings, the historic district features a variety of styles of Victorian architecture. Tour guides will explain Cape May’s history and architecture and how and why it has survived and thrives to this day. The tour begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley

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stop and is offered in combination with the Physick Estate tour (see above) or on its own, Sundays through Thursdays, March 1-26 and and April 9. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Mansions By the Sea Trolley Tour

You’ll hear how the economic boom of the early 1900s helped create the elegant east side of town on this trolley tour that travels along the beachfront. You’ll see the broad streets and massive plots on Cape May’s east side – an area marketed as “New Cape May” at the turn of the 20th century. Today, new, beachfront second homeowners have continued the tradition, running the gamut from the mere wealthy to the fabulously rich. This tour begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop and is offered Feb. 5, 20 and 26, March 11 and Mondays through Saturdays, April 1-15, April 17, and Thursdays through Saturdays, April 20-22. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Roots of Cape Island Trolley Tour

The roots of Cape Island and the surrounding area’s economy are in whaling and farming and while new industries have evolved since then, that heritage is still celebrated today. Hear how whalers centuries ago eked out a dangerous but lucrative living near Town Bank and how the area’s rich farming heritage continues to be a source of tremendous community pride. Learn about the Union Bethel community in 1831

in which Black residents thrived and the diverse community that continues to contribute to the vibrancy of island life today. This tour begins and ends at the Ocean Street Trolley Stop and is offered Feb. 12 and 18, March 18 and April 19. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour

This is the best introduction to Cape May for first timers and for those who haven’t been to Cape May in some time. Find the hidden gems and the little-known treasures of this glorious seaside town and learn about natural and cultural points of interest. This narrated tour highlights the many cultural, historical and natural attractions on the island. It begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop and is offered Feb. 4 and 12, and Mondays through Saturdays, April 1-15 and April 18, 21, 22. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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