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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update January 12th, 2017

SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES blanketed the Island this week, after a significant snowfall last weekend.  The dry, powdery snow hung around for several days as daytime temperatures only reached the mid-20s.  A dramatic but brief warm up is expected--by the end of the week daytime highs are expected to be in the mid-50s before settling back down over the weekend.

Snow, cold wind, and temperatures in the 20s made for a chilly walk on Avalon’s 60th Street beach!
IT’LL BE WARM AGAIN SOON, and that means it’s time to plan your 2017 summer vacation!  Whether you want to visit for a week, or stay for a lifetime, call me and I’ll help you find the perfect place!

AVALON’S COMMUNITY HALL closed on December 27th for refinishing of the floor.  After sanding, a new logo and new lines for sporting events will be added.  The stage at the front of the building is also due for renovation.

JUDITH DAVIES-DUNHOUR was sworn in as Stone Harbor’s new mayor last week, before a crowded reorganization meeting at Borough Hall.  Davies-Dunhour worked for the Stone Harbor Police Department for 25 years, and spent seven years serving on borough council before running for mayor.

FISHERMEN ARE QUESTIONING a federal plan to reduce the summer flounder quota this season.  The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the flounder population has been overfished and that stricter requirements are needed to reduce this year’s catch by 40%.  Specific regulations have not been proposed but options include a two fish limit at 18 inches each and a three fish limit at 19 inches each, according to the Atlantic City Press.

$400,000 IN REPAIRS may be needed on the 96th Street Bridge, which links Stone Harbor to the mainland.  After being closed for a month last fall for repairs after a crack was found in one of the bridge’s main girders, the additional work is expected to be performed this spring ahead of the busy summer season.  During the repairs, temporary lane closures are expected during the day, with full bridge closures possible during nighttime hours.

THE 2017 OLDE HOUSE TOUR is being planned by the Avalon Historical Society.  Do you have a pre-1950s property?  Call the Historical Society at 609-967-0090 and help keep this event going!

  • Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge, Wildwood Convention Center & the beach, register at 10AM, plunge begins at 1PM, event supports training & competition for more than 25,000 athletes of the Special Olympics of New Jersey, Saturday, January 14
  • New Year’s Strut with the Fralinger String Band, Avalon History Center, 1PM, (re-scheduled from the original January 7th date due to snow) Saturday, January 14
  • Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Wildwood Convention Center, visit for details, competitions 8:30AM-6PM daily, Wednesday-Sunday, January 18-22
  • Yoga at the Cape May County Zoo, donations will go directly to the animals, reserve a spot at, meet at zoo entrance at 8:45AMSaturday, January 21
  • Creative Writing Seminar, Avalon Free Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, January 21
  • Wetlands Institute Covered Dish Dinner, bring a dish to share that serves 8 & enjoy a guest speaker, visit the Wetlands Institute website for more info, 6-8PM, Friday, January 27
  • IPad Workshop, Avalon Free Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, February 4
  • A tribute to ‘The Last Waltz’ with live singers and musicians, Harbor Square Theater in Stone Harbor, Saturday February 4
  • 14th Annual Super Bash XIV raising funds for Friends in Need organization, The Princeton, Sunday, February 5
  • Creative Writing Seminar, Avalon Free Public Library, register at 609-967-715510AM-NoonSaturday, February, 18
  • Sea Isle City’s Polar Bear Plunge, 40th Street beach, 2PMSaturday, February 18
  • North Wildwood’s Fallen Heroes Polar Bear Plunge, proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Police Fallen Heroes Fund, visit for details, 15th Street & the beach in North Wildwood, 11AMSaturday, February 25
  • Stone Harbor Shiver Event, registration at 9:30AM at Fred’s Tavern, parade at 11:45AM leading to plunge at the 96th Street beach, Saturday, March 11
  • Sea Isle City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration, 3:30PMSaturday, March 11
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the Midiri Brothers Jazz Band, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street in Cape May, 2-4PMSunday, March 12
  • Ocean Drive Marathon & Ocean Drive 10Miler Course, visit for details, 9AMSunday, March 26

Featured Property:

An inexpensive way to enjoy the benefits of shore ownership, plus rental income and on-site management!

7800 Dune Drive, Avalon, $274,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 169083

New Listings:

7929 Dune Drive, Avalon, $319,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173932

234 21st Street, Unit 204, Avalon, $485,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173961

243 20th Street, Avalon, $750,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173891

554 24th Street, Avalon, $845,500, ACTIVE MLS#: 173958

8513 Pennsylvania Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,696,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173959

148 20th Street, Avalon, $1,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173890

25 E 23rd Street, Avalon, $1,950,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173894

Properties Sold:

246 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $575,000, SOLD MLS#: 161680

1708 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $658,000, SOLD MLS#: 170243

166 15th Street, Avalon, $847,600, SOLD MLS#: 173114

125 25th Street, Avalon, $1,300,000, SOLD MLS#: 173338

11825 Paradise Drive, Stone Harbor, $1,833,125, SOLD MLS#: 169905

159 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,200,000, SOLD MLS#: 170527

177 68th Street, Avalon, $3,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 173916

Nancy M. Alexander - Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate