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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update April 6th, 2017

THE TOWNSEND’S INLET BRIDGE was closed to traffic earlier this week due to cracks found in its support structure during an underwater inspection.  Cracks and movement of underwater piles were identified approximately 20 feet below the surface.  The bridge will be closed indefinitely until repairs can be made.

BEACH REPLENISHMENT DELAY:  A mechanical problem aboard the dredge Texas has stopped beach replenishment work in Avalon until repairs can be made.  The Texas will be repaired in Cape May, but may be gone for one to two weeks before resuming operations.  About five weeks of work remain on Avalon’s beaches from 9th to 30th Streets, before a third component of the project begins on beaches in southern Avalon and northern Stone Harbor.

Golden afternoon sunshine highlights homes along Avalon’s Bayfront.

BOATERS IN NEW JERSEY are required to have a boating license before operating a vessel.    The US Coast Guard Auxiliary has made it easy to locate a Boating Safety Class online.  Simply click this link and enter your zip code to find a nearby class:

OPEN! OPEN! OPEN!  Everywhere you turn local shops and restaurants are opening their doors and preparing for the season.  Whether you need  a bagel from Avalon Coffee this weekend, breakfast at Uncle Bill’s, lunch at the Pudgie Pelican, or dinner at the Concord, you’re in luck!  You can even catch evening entertainment at The Windrift on Friday & Saturday nights!

SUMMER FLOUNDER REGULATIONS are being appealed by New Jersey’s representatives to the Atlantic Marine Fisheries Commission.  The commission had ordered a 34% reduction in the state’s summer flounder quota, increasing the minimum catch size from 18 inches to 19 inches.  Among the reasons cited for the appeal are the discarding of undersized fish that are hooked (leading to mortality), and the keeping of larger fish, most of which are females of reproductive age.  Recreational and commercial fishing employs an estimated 65,000 people in New Jersey, generating $2.5 billion for the economy.

MAKE YOUR SUMMER PLANS NOW!  If you haven’t already booked your summer vacation, now is the time!  Call or email me to get started!  Better yet, why not consider purchasing a shore property to extend your vacation throughout the year?

  • Cape May-Lewis Ferry Beer Dinner featuring beers of Ludlam Island Brewery, details at, reservations at 1-800-643-3779, Cape May Ferry Terminal, 5:30PM, Friday, April 7
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Community Connections Event, Avalon Community Hall, 9:30AM start, Saturday, April 8
  • Easter EggstravaganZoo, Easter egg hunt at 10AM, photos with the Easter bunny, displays, crafts, live animals, Cape May County Zoo, 10AM-2PM, Saturday, April 8
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Stone Harbor Fire Company on 96th Street, 1-2PM, Saturday, April 8
  • Big Band Dance featuring the Fred Hall Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, April 8
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents the Al Harrison Dixieland Band, proceeds donated to the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, April 9
  • Wetlands Institute Turtle Festival, pancake breakfast, activities & fun for all the family, for details, 609-368-1211 for reservations & tickets, 9AM start, Saturday, April 15
  • Avalon’s Easter Egg Hunt, 8th-12th Street recreation fields, 10AM, Saturday, April 15
  • Creative Writing Seminar, register at 609-967-7155, Avalon Free Public Library, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, April 15
  • Atlantic City Jazz Band Performance, Avalon Free Public Library, 1-2PM, Saturday, April 15
  • Night Walk at the Zoo, or 609-463-4135 for details, Cape May County Zoo, 6-30-8:30PM, Friday, April 21
  • Stone Harbor Beach Sweep, Volunteers Needed, meet at the 95th Street beach entrance at 9AM, Saturday, April 22
  • Stone Harbor Job Fair, Coffee Talk at 299-97th Street, 11AM-3PM, Saturday, April 22
  • Avalon’s Bulk Pick-up, items to curb from Saturday, April 29 thru Monday, May 8 with pick-up beginning on Tuesday, May 9
  • 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Brendan’s Fund, for info, Stone Harbor Country Club, 10AM, Friday, May 5
  • Avalon Garden Club Plant Sale, Community Hall, noon-4PM on Friday, May 5 & 9AM-4PM on Saturday, May 6
  • Stone Harbor’s Spring Tide Festival, 96th Street, 11AM-5PM, Saturday, May 6, for more info.
  • Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival, 200 high-end wines & spirits, hors d’oeures by island restaurants, silent auction, music, go to for details, Avalon’s Community Hall, 6:30PM, Friday, May 12

Featured Property:

Extraordinary privacy and views are yours in this high-dunes property!

5609 Dune Drive, Avalon, $8,950,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175051

New Listings:

571 Avalon, Avalon Manor, $335,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175509

10726 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $525,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175408

9501 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $589,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175455

7832 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $779,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175496

3347 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $849,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175457

14 E 27th Street, Avalon, $974,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 175458

223 35th Street, Avalon, $997,500, ACTIVE MLS#: 175486

2420 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175525

312 88th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,150,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175400

294 48th Street, Avalon, $1,249,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175523

39 Marine Way, Avalon, $1,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175532

411 Berkley Road, Stone Harbor, $1,300,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175513

73 W 14th Street, Avalon, $1,499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175534

3028 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $1,550,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175470

62 W 32nd Street, Avalon, $2,850,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175412

10724 Corinthian Place, Stone Harbor, $2,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175499

4603 Fifth Avenue, Avalon, $3,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175456

190 75th Street, Avalon, $3,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175471

Properties Sold:

7929 Dune Drive Unit 307, Avalon, $310,000, SOLD MLS#: 173932

7 Weber Court, Stone Harbor, $350,000, SOLD MLS#: 169347

1471 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $622,000, SOLD MLS#: 171828

704 Old Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $670,000, SOLD MLS#: 173411

371 40th Street, Avalon, $782,500, SOLD MLS#: 169897

260 105 Street, Stone Harbor, $785,000, SOLD MLS#: 173838

221 17th Street, Avalon, $950,000, SOLD MLS#: 174596

2208 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,050,000, SOLD MLS#: 174149

3229 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,112,500, SOLD MLS#: 172991

6801 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,200,000, SOLD MLS#: 174620

2181 Harbor Avenue, Avalon, $1,240,000, SOLD MLS#: 174637

313 76th Street, Avalon, $1,379,000, SOLD MLS#: 170440

9807 First Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,655,000, SOLD MLS#: 168783

4785 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $2,100,000, SOLD MLS#: 167533

159 86th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,690,000, SOLD MLS#: 174226

4316 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $3,175,000, SOLD MLS#: 175136

10032 Corinthian, Stone Harbor, $4,300,000, SOLD MLS#: 170339

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