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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update November 23rd, 2016



MARKET MINUTE:  The latest Long & Foster Market Minute shows the median sale price increased in October versus a year ago, while the number of sales decreased.  The number of active listings and the average “days on market” both decreased.  For the full Market Minute report click here:  http://marketminute.longandfoster.com/Market-Minute/NJ/Avalon-Stone-Harbor.pdf


THE 96th STREET BRIDGE may be open for the Thanksgiving Weekend.  Contractors have been working to reopen the bridge to automobile traffic since a crack in a main girder was discovered a few weeks ago.  Just a short distance to the north, the underwater remains of the Beesley’s Point Bridge were demolished.  The bridge, which carried Route 9 across Great Egg Harbor Bay between Upper Township (Cape May County) and Somers Point (Atlantic County), fell into disrepair and was closed to traffic in 2004.  The removal of the span was part of the ongoing project that included the construction of a new southbound Garden State Parkway bridge across the same body of water.
For a video showing the underwater demolition, click here:  http://www.ocsentinel.com/news/underwater-demolition-on-old-beesleys-point-bridge/video_d768fb64-adb0-11e6-95ab-6fab37d7e02a.html

FESTIVE FRIDAY & SNOWFEST SATURDAY arrive in Avalon after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Events and activities will be available throughout the business district, including iceless skating, music, rock wall climbing, and a whole lot more!

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in Stone Harbor again this year, as the annual holiday celebration kicks off Friday.  A variety of family-friendly activities are on tap Friday & Saturday, capped by a huge Christmas Parade Saturday evening at 6:30pm.  Santa will be the guest of honor at the parade.

SHOP THE SHORE:  Make sure there’s a piece of the shore under the tree this year!  If you’re here this weekend—or anytime—pick up some holiday gifts.  Local shops offer a delightful variety of things and here are some other ideas:  gift certificates for local restaurants;  the Cape May Lewes Ferry offers gift certificates as well; the Fudge Kitchen will ship their delicious candy anywhere; Avalon Coffee ships their coffee & mugs; Stone Harbor Fire Company has department t-shirts available for purchase and the firehouse is staffed most days; holiday beach tags are available for purchase for both Avalon & Stone Harbor;  Gillian’s & Morey's Piers have gift cards available for lots of fun activities when they re-open in the Spring; Atlantic City Restaurant Week (which will be held in March 2017) has gift cards available for use at any of the participating restaurants.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • 5K Turkey Trot for Brendan’s Fund with proceeds donated to the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP, check in at 8AM at 600 Park Boulevard in West Cape May, for a 5K walk, trot or jog, visit www.brendansfund.org or call 609-435-5917 for info, Thursday, November 24
  • Avalon’s Turkey Trot, Friday, November 25, 10am, Avalon Community Hall.  Registration begins at 8am, 5k run 10am, 1.5 mile walk 10:15am.
  • Story Time for Children with Mrs. Claus, Avalon Public Library, 10-10:45AM, Friday, November 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday event, activities, music, refreshments, shopping specials, more, downtown shopping district, 10AM-9PM, Friday, November 25-Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Festive Friday, Avalon Shopping District’s kick-off of the holiday season, 11AM-6PM, Friday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Festival of Trees, The Whitebrier, Noon-8PM, Friday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Tree Lighting, Veteran’s Plaza, 5PM, Friday, November 25
  • Wetlands Institute’s Wetland Wonderland, 9:30AM-3PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday, events for the entire family including iceless ice skating, games, rides, rock wall climbing, family photos, more, downtown Avalon, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Stone Harbor’s gala Christmas parade down 96th Street, Santa will be in attendance, 6:30PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 5:30PM, Friday, December 2
  • IPad Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, December 3
  • American Legion Post #331 Annual Christmas Party, Rock ‘n Chair Restaurant, call Jim at 609-602-6622for info & reservations, Saturday December 3
  • International Cheetah Day at the Cape May County Zoo, cheetah related programs, activities & zookeeper talks, 11AM-2PM, Sunday, December 4
  • Stone Harbor Caroling & Christmas Tree Lighting, ride the trolley through town for the caroling at 4:45PM & join in the tree lighting at 6PM, Wednesday, December 7
  • Santa’s Family Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, craft stations, education animals, more, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, December 10
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, December 10
  • Creative Writing Program, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, December 17
  • Winter Enrichment Day at the Cape May County Zoo, watch zookeepers as they share special treats & activities with the animals, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, December 17


New Listings: 

710 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $375,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173413

30 Linden Lane, Stone Harbor, $450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173438

150 96th Street Unit 1, Stone Harbor, $499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173404

704 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $770,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173411

249 101st Street, Stone Harbor, $1,345,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173399

309 76th Street, Avalon, $1,450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173394

225 91st Street, Stone Harbor, $2,099,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173363


Properties Sold:

11010 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $400,000, SOLD MLS#: 162952

10104 Sunrise Drive, Stone Harbor, $855,000, SOLD MLS#: 169310

115 20th Street, Avalon, $1,150,000, SOLD MLS#: 172416

285 48th Street, Avalon, $1,388,333, SOLD MLS#: 170887

11610 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,675,000, SOLD MLS#: 170233

74 W 11th Street, Avalon, $1,865,000, SOLD MLS#: 171995

6709 Dune Drive, Avalon, $2,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 173285




Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate, Long & Foster Avalon