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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update July 14th, 2016

THE OCEAN WATER has had a tropical, turquoise look to it for the past week and a half, thanks to a combination of factors.  Press of Atlantic City meteorologist Dan Skeldon has reported that recent ocean upwelling brought nutrient rich waters to the surface; a subsequent phytoplankton bloom reflects sunlight, giving the water its bright blue-green tropical look.  Lack of recent rainfall and river run-off has kept water clarity high, adding to the look.  Phytoplankton are invisible to the naked eye, and harmless to swimmers and the ocean ecology.  If you haven’t seen the tropical-looking water, stop by the beach on a sunny day!

FOR A CAPTIVATING LOOK at the sea life surrounding the Island, watch the latest video from Nik Pattantyus.  Nik has captured a glimpse of a sea turtle, a baby dolphin, and adult dolphins swimming near his paddleboard.  Just ten seconds into the video you’ll even see the tropical-looking water referenced above!  Click here to watch:

LET’S DO THE TWIST!  Chubby Checker will be doing the twist on July 18th at Cape May Convention Hall, as he returns to his South Jersey roots.  Checker performed The Twist live in Wildwood 56 years ago, and hasn’t stopped.  For tickets to Checker’s Cape May show, click here:;jsessionid=CA7C6165AC0FB0547A228C77C1550316?eventId=1018919&presenter=CAPEMAY&venue=&event=&version

Long & Foster friend Jim Dailey captured this beautiful scene at 91st & the bay in Sea Isle City. Thanks for sharing, Jim!

ORR AT THE SHORE:  Kathy Orr of Fox 29 in Philadelphia is visiting Avalon Thursday, July 14th as part of her “Orr at the Shore” summer report series.  Orr will broadcast from Avalon, helping to promote the weekly “Thursdays on Dune” event, and Avalon in general.

FISHING IS STILL HOT!  From 8-pound flounder to tuna and mahi mahi, great catches are still being reported all around.  For bait, tackle, or advice on the latest hot spots, visit Smuggler’s Cove, Avalon Hodge Podge, or Moran’s Dockside!

THINKING OF SELLING?  You may be pleased to learn what your property is worth in today’s market!  If you are considering selling, contact me today so we can formulate a plan to maximize your sale proceeds!

  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Where’s Pete, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, July 14
  • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring The Snake Brothers, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 14
  • Avalon’s Flip Flop Walk benefiting The Parkinson’s Council, Boardwalk at 32nd Street & the beach, 8AM, Saturday, July 16
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM,Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17
  • Symphony By the Sea Opera Gala featuring the Bay Atlantic Symphony, Avalon Elementary School Gymnasium, free tickets available at the library,7PM, Saturday, July 16
  • 16th Annual Stone Harbor Triathlon, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 7AM, Sunday, July 17
  • Stone Harbor Farmer’s Market, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, July 17
  • Avalon Yacht Club’s 5K Run From the Sun, Avalon Community Hall, 8:30AM, Sunday July 17
  • Blueberry Festival at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 9212 Third Avenue in Stone Harbor, 6:30-8:30PM, Sunday, July 17
  • Stone Harbor’s Tuesdays at the Tower featuring Radio Neon, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 7-8:30PM, Tuesday, July 19
  • Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8PM-10PM, Tuesday, July 19
  • Avalon’s Big Beach Movie featuring Inside Out, 30th Street beach, dusk, Tuesday, July 19
  • On the Way to Cape May Lecture, topic is Sea Isle City, Avalon History Center, 7PM, Wednesday, July 20
  • Stone Harbor Family Movie Night, Stone Harbor Elementary School, 8PM, Wednesday, July 20
  • Avalon’s Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Carnaby Street, Veteran’s Plaza in Avalon, 7PM, Thursday, July 21
  • Thursdays on the Lawn concert featuring The Quietmen, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 21
  • Wetlands Institute Crabulous Crab Day, family fun including crafts, games, crabbing tips, crab cook-off, much more, The Wetlands Institute, 9:30AM-3PM, Friday, July 22
  • Avalon Historical Society Clam Shell Competition, 30th Street Beach, 9AM, Saturday, July 23
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour led by a Wetlands Institute docent, meet at the Egret Espy Trail entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM,Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24
  • Avalon Lions Club Endless Summer featuring The B Street Band, Avalon Community Hall, 5:30PM, Saturday, July 23
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Seafood Fest, Church Hall, lunch from noon-2PM, dinner from 5-8PM, Sunday, July 24
  • Santa Visits his Summer Home in Stone Harbor, town-wide, Sunday, July 24-Saturday, July 30
  • Avalon’s Christmas in July, Avalon Community Hall, 10AM-Noon, Monday, July 25


Featured Property:

This fully renovated two-bedroom condominium awaits a lucky new owner!

107 30th Street, Avalon, $449,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 170279

New Listings:

4021 Fourth Ave, Avalon, $579,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171181

390 39th Street, Avalon, $649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171227

1116 Stone Harbor Blvd #102, Stone Harbor Manor, $660,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171173

1116 Stone Harbor Blvd # 101, Stone Harbor Manor, $699,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171172

2168 Fifth Avenue, Avalon, $755,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171162

276 43rd Street, Avalon, $1,095,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171225

256 109th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171202

8912 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $1,649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171244

10607 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171216

10500 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171159

8521 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,975,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171167

100 107th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171197

Properties Sold:

233-235 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $208,000, SOLD MLS#: 167566

7929 Dune Drive, #116, Avalon, $347,000, SOLD MLS#: 167397

E-51 Stone Court, Stone Harbor, $382,500, SOLD MLS#: 166076

3049 First Avenue, Avalon, $1,055,000, SOLD MLS#: 169890

Nancy M. Alexander Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate