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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update November 10th, 2016



THE 96th STREET BRIDGE remains closed to vehicular and marine traffic due to a crack in one of its main girders.  Temporary trusses are expected to be installed on top of the bridge, allowing vehicular traffic to cross over the span as soon as November 18th.  The cracked girder can then be jacked into position and the crack repaired.  Meanwhile, vehicles entering or leaving Stone Harbor must use North Wildwood Boulevard or Avalon Boulevard.  Boats too tall to pass under the 96th Street Bridge must travel north or south via the ocean.
 
 
Workers examine the 96th Street Bridge after a cracked girder was discovered. Temporary trusses are expected to have it open to vehicular traffic on November 18th. 


$708 MILLION!  That’s the amount of annual tourism spending in Cape May County—well ahead of Atlantic County’s $360 million and Ocean County’s $636 million, according to a 2015 state report.  Cape May County has marketed itself as a tourist destination for both the popular summer season, as well as the fall and off season.  Cape May County’s most recent marketing campaign, “Fall for the Jersey Cape,” began in late summer, with the goal of increasing visits to the area on fall weekends.  
 
VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONIES will be held in both Avalon and Stone Harbor on Friday, November 11th.  Avalon’s ceremony will take place at 11am at Veteran’s Plaza at 21st & Dune Drive; at 12 noon Stone Harbor’s ceremony will occur at the American Legion at 11617 Second Avenue. 
 
ANOTHER SUPERMOON will rise in the sky the evening of November 14th, with the moon making its closest appearance to earth since 1948.  The moon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky—and local beaches make a superb viewing location!
 
FLOOD INSURANCE MEETING CANCELLED:  Stone Harbor’s flood insurance informational meeting, scheduled for November 26th, has been cancelled.
 
WINTERIZE NOW: the first taste of cooler weather means it’s time to think about winterizing outdoor showers and other outside water lines.  Contact your plumber now to get on the schedule. Need a plumber?  Contact me for recommendations!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • 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
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, First United Methodist Church of Avalon, 9AM-2PM, 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 including beach fill options, 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
  • 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, downtown Avalon, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, November 26
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 5:30PM, Friday, December 2
  • 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
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, December 10
 
 
Featured Property:


A quiet location on the bay with views and a place for your boat! 



39 Flamingo Drive, Avalon, $2,999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 172466

 
New Listings:
 
915 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor Manor, $125,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173237

418 Old Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $329,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173236

177 80th Street, Avalon, $465,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173241

8931 Second Avenue Unit 5, Stone Harbor, $498,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173268

1708 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173158

300 79th Street, Avalon, $619,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173258

153 83rd Street - Unit C, Stone Harbor, $649,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 173239

224 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $950,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173220

590 24th Street, Avalon, $1,150,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173224

337 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173175

3465 First Avenue, Avalon, $1,499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173274

49 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $1,675,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173269

2400 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $2,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173170

570 22nd Street, Avalon, $2,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173212
 

Properties Sold:

349 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $580,000, SOLD MLS#: 166589

2107 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $597,000, SOLD MLS#: 170005

1114 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor Manor, $625,000, SOLD MLS#: 173267

1116 Stone Harbor Boulevard #104, Stone Harbor Manor, $660,000, SOLD MLS#: 169115

2288 First Avenue, Avalon, $1,190,000, SOLD MLS#: 172619

408 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,745,000, SOLD MLS#: 169814

8520 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,850,000, SOLD MLS#: 171217




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