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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Avalon/Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Real Estate Update December 1st, 2016

SIZABLE CROWD, LOTS OF FUN!  Thanksgiving Weekend brought lots of visitors to the Island, along with plenty of activities for them to enjoy.  From shopping, dining, and iceless ice skating to visits with Santa and a huge parade, the entire Seven Mile Beach kicked off the holiday season in style!

THIN BLUE LINE: Avalon visitors arriving via Avalon Boulevard may have noticed a thin blue line painted on the roadway as it enters Avalon.  According to Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi, it’s “a show of gratitude by our residents, property owners, and visitors for the tremendous level of public service provided to our community by the Avalon Police Department.”  The blue line will also circle the traffic island on 30th Street between Ocean Drive and Dune Drive.

HARBOR THEATRE in Stone Harbor will celebrate singer/songwriters at Troubadour Night Saturday, December 3rd, from 8pm to 10:30pm.  Enjoy live performances as the music of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, and Bob Marley is celebrated.  Tickets are $15 at the door.

SANTA RIDES THE RAILS in nearby Tuckahoe through the Christmas season.  Cape May Seashore Lines operates The Santa Express several times per week, including weekends and  evening trips, aboard vintage passenger equipment.  Santa greets each child on board—treat your family to a special experience!  Visit for info and tickets.

SPEAKING OF RAILS: Railroad tracks from nearly a century ago made an appearance again on Sunset Beach next to the Delaware Bay in Lower Township.  The tracks once carried beach sand from a plant before the operation ceased.  Weather and tides have shifted the beach sand, uncovering the tracks.  The tracks first appeared in November 2014, after being covered for decades.

Visitors check out freshly exposed train tracks on Sunset Beach in Lower Township, as seen in this November 2014 photo.  The tracks were uncovered again last week by weather and tides.  The concrete ship is visible in the water in the background.

TOYS FOR TOTS:  Long & Foster’s Avalon office will once again serve as a drop off point for Toys For Tots.  Stop by anytime we’re open (MondaySaturday9am-5pm) and drop off a new, unwrapped toy to help brighten the holiday of a child!

  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, 5:30PMFriday, December 2
  • IPad Workshop, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, December 3
  • Pictures with Santa at the Woodland Village on Rt. 9, 11AM-3PMSaturday, December 3
  • American Legion Post #331 Annual Christmas Party, Rock ‘n Chair Restaurant, call Jim at 609-602-6622 for info & reservations, Saturday December 3
  • International Cheetah Day at the Cape May County Zoo, cheetah related programs, activities & zookeeper talks, 11AM-2PMSunday, December 4
  • Stone Harbor Caroling & Christmas Tree Lighting, ride the trolley through town for the caroling at 4:45PM & join in the tree lighting at 6PMWednesday, December 7
  • Wildwood’s Family Holiday Celebration, parade on Friday at 6PM with a tree lighting to follow, on Saturday from 9AM-4PM at the Convention Center holiday crafters, movies, photos with Santa, more, 609-729-9000 for info, Friday, & Saturday, December 9 & 10
  • Sea Isle City’s Holiday Stroll, shops & businesses offering discounts & hospitality in honor of the season, sales, specials, Santa, carolers, entertainment & more will be featured, call 609-263-9090 for info, Saturday, December 10
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Meeting, Avalon’s Recreation Director Chuck McDonnell speaking, Avalon Senior Center, 10AMSaturday, December 10
  • Santa’s Family Workshop at the Cape May County Zoo, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, craft stations, education animals, more, 11AM-2PMSaturday, December 10
  • Big Band Dance featuring The Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PMSaturday, December 10
  • Creative Writing Program, Avalon Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, December 17
  • Winter Enrichment Day at the Cape May County Zoo, watch zookeepers as they share special treats & activities with the animals, 11AM-2PMSaturday, December 17
  • Winter’s Wildlife Camp for ages 4-8, 4 day adventure camp focusing on animal habitats, animal care, conservation & the environment, Cape May County Zoo, visit for info, Tuesday thru Friday, December 27-30

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