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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update October 13th, 2016

SEA TURTLE UPDATE:  A sea turtle rescued from Avalon’s north-end beach is finally eating at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, after refusing to do so initially.  Now that she’s eating, she can be transferred to another facility for further rehab.  She’d been scheduled for an Air Force transport flight to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in North Carolina, but the flight was postponed due to weather brought on by Hurricane Matthew. 

TWO STONE HARBOR BRIDGES will close temporarily for inspections next week.  The Ocean Drive Bridge linking Stone Harbor to Nummy Island, locally known as “the free bridge” due to its lack of a toll booth, will close to automotive and marine traffic intermittently between 9am and 1pm on October 19th.  The following day the 96th Street Bridge will experience intermittent closures as well.  (See the nautical chart image below to find Nummy Island!)

AVALON is considering a monthly stipend to help increase firefighter response rates during the overnight hours.  As Avalon’s population has aged and property values have increased, fewer firefighters live in town, with more choosing to reside offshore.    Chief Ed Dean has proposed a maximum $400 per month stipend for firefighters who staff four overnight shifts at the firehouse.  Stone Harbor and Sea Isle City fire departments have similar programs that have increased turnout, while costing the towns far less than staffing paid fire departments.
Seven Mile Beach as depicted in NOAA Nautical Chart 12316.  This type of chart is used by boaters to navigate the IntraCoastal Waterway, marked by red triangles and green squares.  Modern GPS navigation units have electronic charts built in.

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE…it’s an Antares Rocket!  The fifth such rocket will be launched from Wallops Island, Virginia at 8:03pm Sunday evening.  New Jersey’s coastal areas could have a good view of the launch, depending upon weather, as the rocket’s exhaust trail should be visible from the beach.  The scheduled launches are frequently postponed though, so check for the latest launch updates from NASA.

BOO AT THE ZOO returns to the Cape May County Zoo on Saturday, October 22 from 10am to 2pm.   The free family-friendly event includes a costume contest, crafts, children’s amusement rides, a magic show, and more.  The annual event is a big hit with kids young and old!   Visit for more info on the event, or other zoo programs!

  • Lighthouse Challenge of NJ Weekend, tour the state & visit as many lighthouses as you can with some offering night climbs, visit for details, Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16
  • South Jersey District Surfing Contest, call 609-884-5277 for info, Sea Isle City’s 40th Street Beach, 7AM-5PMSaturday, October 15
  • Creative Writing Seminar, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, October 15
  • Miss Avalon Pageant, Avalon Elementary School, 6PMSaturday, October 15
  • Seashell Sunday at the Wetlands Institute, hands-on exhibits, learning & fun, 12:30PMSunday, October 16
  • Avalon Lions’ Club Pasta Night, Windrift Hotel at 80th Street & the beach, 4:30-7:30PMSunday, October 16
  • Full Moon Climb at the Cape May Lighthouse, located at Cape May Point State Park in Lower Township, 800-275-4278 for info, 8-10PMSunday, October 16
  • Adults Only Night Walk at the Cape May County Zoo, quiet after hours tour of the zoo, 6:30-8:30PMFriday, October 21
  • Boo at the Cape May County Zoo, family friendly free events, costume contest, craft stations, magic show, more, 10AM-2PMSaturday, October 22
  • Avalon Police Department Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Public Safety Building, 10AM-2PMSaturday, October 22
  • Stone Harbor’s Harvest Festival, 96th Street Shopping District, hayrides, trick or treating in the shops, more, 11AM-5PMSaturday, October 22
  • Snow Leopard Day at the Cape May County Zoo, snow leopard related programs, activities & zookeeper talks, 11AM-2PMSunday, October 23
  • Avalon’s Trunk or Treat, trick or treating at the 30th Street parking lot by Avalon’s Community Hall, 5-7PMSaturday, October 29
  • Trick or Treating in Avalon & Stone Harbor, 5-8PMMonday, October 31
  • IPad Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register by calling 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, November 5
  • Corn Husk Fall Wreath Art Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register by calling 609-967-715510AM-1PMSaturday, November 5
  • Slither & Snore Sleepover, spend a night in the reptile house at the Cape May County Zoo, enjoy a continental breakfast the next morning, 6PM on Saturday, November 5 thru 9AM on Sunday, November 6
  • Big Band Dance featuring Marilyn & the Monroes, Avalon Community Hall, 7PMSaturday, November 5
  • American Legion Post #331 Veterans’ Day Ceremony, Veterans’ Plaza in Avalon, 11AMFriday, November 11
  • Stone Harbor American Legion Veterans’ Day Ceremony, 11617 Second Avenue in Stone Harbor, NoonFriday, November 11
  • Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday events including a gala Christmas Parade on Saturday evening, downtown shopping district, 10AM-9PMFriday, November 25-Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Festive Friday, Avalon Shopping District’s kick-off of the holiday season, 11AM-6PMFriday, November 25
  • Avalon’s Festival of Trees, The Whitebrier, Noon-9PMFriday, November 25
  • Wetlands Institute’s Wetland Wonderland, 9:30AM-3PMSaturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday, events for the entire family, downtown Avalon, 11AM-4PMSaturday, November 26

Featured Property:

 This gorgeous Bayfront property is just a few blocks from Stone Harbor’s shopping district!
 308 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $3,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 171930

New Listings:

107 30th Street, Avalon, $439,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172718

301 80th Street, Avalon, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172746

792 Sunrise Drive, Avalon, $1,095,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172721

294 48th Street, Avalon, $1,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172688

7589 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,899,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172738

160 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172750

Properties Sold:

4021 Fourth Ave, Avalon, $510,000, SOLD MLS#: 171181

1318 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $640,000, SOLD MLS#: 167460

36 W 18th Street, Avalon, $1,200,000, SOLD MLS#: 171150

250 107th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,225,000, SOLD MLS#: 162635

160 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 170684

699 Sunrise Drive, Avalon, $1,385,000, SOLD MLS#: 168996

160 27th Street, Avalon, $1,425,000, SOLD MLS#: 170850

245 65th Street, Avalon, $1,550,000, SOLD MLS#: 170368

8525 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $1,612,500, SOLD MLS#: 170075

271 45th Street, Avalon, $1,635,000, SOLD MLS#: 166756

6063 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,825,000, SOLD MLS#: 169167

114 110th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,925,000, SOLD MLS#: 168140

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