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National Association of Realtors

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Upcoming Events, Beach Sweeps this Saturday April 30th!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:  There’s something for every budget in our local real estate market!  While multi-million dollar oceanfront and bayfront homes make headlines, even a modest budget will buy you a getaway condo with a great rental history!

BEACH SWEEPS will be held at 72 locations along the Jersey Shore on Saturday, April 30th, including Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Sea Isle City.  Volunteers are always needed to help collect trash from the beach; for more information or to register please visit

 Commercial fishing boats line the docks in Cape May Harbor on an April evening.

THE STONE HARBOR BIRD SANCTUARY has seen the return of migratory birds including Black Crown and Yellow Crown Night Herons.  Various paths in and around the sanctuary provide amazing views of wildlife and the maritime forest.   For more on the sanctuary, the visitor paths, and scheduled tours, visit

THE CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY welcomed the return of the MV New Jersey last weekend after dry-dock work took her out of service for unscheduled repairs to her hull.  With the New Jersey back in service there are as many as seven daily departures from Cape May, up from just four when the New Jersey was unavailable.  The MV Delaware is expected to return to the fleet in mid-May after a scheduled engine replacement, bringing the ferry fleet back to full strength with three vessels.

 YANK MARINE, a boatyard in nearby Tuckahoe, will appear in a National Geographic TV series titled “The Yard.”  The series premiered last week, and Yank is likely to appear in a May episode.  The boatyard, founded by John Yank fifty years ago, repairs and maintains commercial vessels from all over the northeast region, including  ferries, police, and Coast Guard boats.   Yank Marine has recently repaired NY Waterway ferries, as well as the AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s official tall ship.

 UPCOMING EVENTS: View/Print List here --> Spring 2016 Upcoming Events

Avalon Garden Club Arbor Day Tree Planting, 18th & Dune Drive, 10:30AM, Friday, April 29

Stone Harbor Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Planting, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 1:30PM, Friday, April 29

Stone Harbor & Avalon Beach Sweeps, volunteers needed for beach clean-up, meet at Stone Harbor’s 96th Street beach entrance or area near Uncle Bill’s Pancake House at 3189 Dune Drive in Avalon at 9AM, 9AM-12:30PM, Saturday, April 30

Exchange Club of Ocean City’s Roger LaRosa Charity Golf Classic benefiting children, community & country, register at 609-412-9607, for sponsorships call 609-517-6035, Linwood Country Club, registration & lunch at 11:30AM, Monday, May 2

Avalon Historical Society Annual Photo Contest, Monday, May 2-Tuesday, May 31

Brendan Borek 11th Annual Golf Tournament, register or donate by visiting, Stone Harbor Golf Club, Noon, Friday, May 6

Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival, more than 200 wines, flavored vodkas, scotch, bourbon, passed hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, silent auction, tickets available at the Avalon Chamber of Commerce or Fred’s Liquor Stores – Avalon & Stone Harbor, 6:30-9PM, Friday, May 6

Avalon Boro Wide Yard Sale, pick up map at Avalon Community Hall at 8AM, yard sale begins at 9AM, Saturday, May 7

Garden Club of Stone Harbor’s Plant & Bake Sale, Water Works area at 96th & Second Avenue, 8AM-2PM, Saturday, May 7

Avalon Volunteer Fire Department Plant & Hoagie Sale, Avalon Fire House, 9AM, Saturday, May 7

Avalon Community Paper Shredding Day, free shredding for Avalon residents & property owners, Avalon Public Works at 14th & Dune Drive, 9AM-2PM, Saturday, May 7

IPad Workshop, register at 609-967-7155, Avalon Public Library, 10AM-Noon, Saturday May 7

Stone Harbor’s Spring Tide Festival, music, beer & wine garden, food, games, kids’ activities, more, 96th Street between 2nd & 3rd, 11AM-6PM, Saturday, May 7th

Avalon Police Department Bicycle Auction, Avalon Public Works Building, Noon, Saturday, May 7

Avalon Bulk Pick-up, items to curb prior to pick-up on Monday, May 9

Cape May County Senior Jamboree, Avalon Community Hall, 10AM-2PM, Thursday, May 12

Avalon Garden Club Plant Sale, Avalon Community Hall, Noon-4PM on Friday, May 13 & 9AM-4PM on Saturday, May 14

Stone Harbor Garden Club Community Yard Sale, 96th Street Parking Lot, 8AM-2PM, Saturday, May 14

Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Meeting, Police Chief William McCormack & Fire Chief Edward Dean will address Public Safety issues, Avalon Senior Center, 10AM, Saturday, May 14

IPhones Workshop, register at 609-967-7155, Avalon Public Library, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, May 14

Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the Ben Mauger Vintage Jazz Band, proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern NJ, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, May 15

Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate