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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update October 27th, 2016


WELCOME HOME JONATHAN SCHWARTZ!  After returning from a six-month deployment at Incirlik Air Force Base in Adana, Turkey, near Syria, Jonathan was welcomed home by an enthusiastic crowd along with a large flag draped across Avalon Boulevard by the Avalon and Stone Harbor Fire Departments.  Jonathan volunteered for the deployment at the base, where air strikes against ISIS were launched.  He has served for five years with the Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City.  Welcome home, Jonathan, and thank you for your service!

STONE HARBOR PROPERTY OWNERS will soon receive a notice from Vital Computer Resources explaining the inspection process for an upcoming revaluation.  Property inspections will begin in November and will continue through the spring and summer of 2017.

US COAST GUARD CUTTER TAMAROA will reach her final resting place on October 30th, when she will be sunk to form a reef off Cape May.  It’s the 25th anniversary of the Tamaroa’s rescue of a sailboat’s crew and a downed helicopter off the New England Coast during a storm in 1991, which was later featured in the movie The Perfect Storm. She first saw service in World War II, and was later the first on the scene of the sinking Andrea Dorea.  The Tamaroa reef is expected to support marine life, draw game fish, and help recreational fishing.
US Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa will be sunk to form an artificial reef off Cape May. (US Coast Guard photo)

THE AVALON SEAWATCH counts migratory seabirds as they make their way southward between September 22ndand December 22nd.  Staffed seven days a week from sunrise to sundown, counters identify and record the species and number of birds flying by.  Based at the seawall at the east end of 7th Street, the location was chosen because Avalon’s north-end projects a mile further seaward than the surrounding area, offering an excellent vantage point.  An average of 800,000 birds are counted each year.

THE SECOND PHASE of back bay dredging in Stone Harbor began on October 7th.  A new dewatering process, which mixes dredge material with Portland cement, is speeding progress, and some dredge material has already been trucked off the island.  Contractor Sevenson Environmental hopes to complete its work by the first week of January.

TRICK OR TREAT Monday evening in Avalon & Stone Harbor, from 5pm to 8pm.  Happy Halloween!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Avalon’s Trunk or Treat, trick or treating at the 30th Street parking lot by Avalon’s Community Hall, 5-7PM,Saturday, October 29
  • Trick or Treating in Avalon & Stone Harbor, 5-8PM, Monday, October 31
  • iPad Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register by calling 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, November 5
  • Cape May County 8th Annual Disabilities Awareness Day, Avalon Community Hall, 10AM-1PM, Saturday, November 5
  • Corn Husk Fall Wreath Art Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register by calling 609-967-7155, 10AM-1PM,Saturday, 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, 7PM, Saturday, November 5
  • American Legion Post #331 Veterans’ Day Ceremony, Veterans’ Plaza in Avalon, 11AM, Friday, November 11
  • Stone Harbor American Legion Veterans’ Day Ceremony, 11617 Second Avenue in Stone Harbor, Noon,Friday, November 11
  • Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund Striper Tournament, registration includes a ticket to the Awards Dinner, visit www.brendansfund.org for details, Saturday, November 12
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Meeting, Scott Wahl, Avalon’s Business Manager, will speak on fall plans for the borough of Avalon, Community Hall, 10AM, Saturday, November 12
  • Pirate Day at the Cape May County Zoo, come dressed as a pirate & enjoy treasure hunts, games, stories & photo ops, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, November 12
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the Atlantic City Jazz Band, proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday November 13
  • Creative Writing Seminar, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-7155, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, November 19
  • Princess Day at the Cape May County Zoo, come dressed as a princess (or prince!) to enjoy glass slipper hunts, games, sing-a-longs, stories, photo ops, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, November 19
  • Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund Turkey Trot, check in at 8am for a 5K walk, trot or jog, visit www.brendansfund.org for info, Thursday, November 24
  • Story Time for Children with Mrs. Claus, Avalon Public Library, 10-10:45AM, Friday, November 25
  • Stone Harbor’s Island Holiday events including a gala Christmas Parade on Saturday evening at 6:30PM, 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
  • Wetlands Institute’s Wetland Wonderland, 9:30AM-3PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Avalon’s Snowfest Saturday, events for the entire family, downtown Avalon, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, November 26

Featured Property:
Beachblock with a pool and a view!


35 E 12 Street, Avalon, $2,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172524


New Listings:

665 21st C-B Street, Avalon, $449,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173014

579 22nd Street, Avalon, $549,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 172999

8120 Third Ave, Stone Harbor, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173039

3229 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,150,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172991

3418 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,279,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173018

11008 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,439,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172957

1249 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $1,450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172969

4042 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $1,450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173015

281 71st Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172948

286 76th Street, Avalon, $2,600,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172940

305 74th Street, Avalon, $3,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173023

181 66th Street, Avalon, $4,975,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172992


Properties Sold:

3446 Dune Drive, Avalon, $845,000, SOLD MLS#: 170122

544 20th Street, Avalon, $950,000, SOLD MLS#: 166983

151 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,050,000, SOLD MLS#: 166179

104 115th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,932,500, SOLD MLS#: 168297



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