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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update May 4th, 2017



BEACH REPLENISHMENT WORK resumed last weekend as the dredge Texas returned from Cape May and began pumping sand onto Avalon’s north-end beaches.  The Texas underwent maintenance work and completed a small project while in Cape May.  Now that it’s back in Avalon, it is expected to operate around the clock until beach work is completed, stopping only for unsafe weather conditions or mechanical issues.  The current phase of the project is expected to be completed about May 20th.  The final phase will entail pumping sand through a submerged pipe onto beaches in Avalon’s hotel district and Stone Harbor’s north end.  That portion of the project is expected to conclude about June 20th.
 
BRIDGE UPDATES:  150-foot pipe piles will be installed to support the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.  Three piles will be placed underwater at each end of one of the bridge support piers, then welded and bolted to the support structure.  
Officials hope to have the bridge open to vehicular traffic by Memorial Day Weekend. 
Repair of the 96th Street Bridge is also underway, with overnight closures expected from 10pm to 5am, Sunday through Thursday nights until Memorial Day Weekend.  From Memorial Day Weekend until June 9th, bridge closures will be restricted to Monday through Thursday nights.  Lane closures are possible, too.  The project is expected to be finished by June 9th; if it is not, work will be deferred until the fall.
 
BIG BLUEFISH, AND LOTS OF THEM!  That’s the word among local fishermen who have caught  numerous bluefish of good size in the back bays and in the surf.  The Atlantic City Press reported that Tammie of Avalon Hodge Podge has weighed bluefish over eight pounds, and one that was over nine pounds.
 
 
A plume of water and sand land on Avalon’s beach during replenishment operations.



LOCALS RIDE FREE on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Sunday, May 7th!  A photo ID with a local zip code will save you the $18 round-trip foot passenger fare.  The ferry ride across the mouth of Delaware Bay and back is delightful—on any given trip you’re likely to see ships, boats, dolphins, or a sunset.  To book, visit www.cmlf.com by Saturday, and use the code “Tourism”.
 
THE BEST MEMORIES are made on shore vacations!  Why not make it permanent?  If you’d like to find the perfect shore home, let’s get started!  Call or email me—I’ll listen to your needs and help you find the ideal place for your family to enjoy!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Avalon Historical Society Photography Contest and Exhibit, visit www.avalonhistorycenter.org for info, photos will be on display throughout the month, contest runs now throughout the month of May
  • Avalon’s Bulk Pick-up, items to curb from May 5 through May 14 with pick-up beginning on Monday, May 15
  • 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Brendan’s Fund, www.brendansfund.org for info, Stone Harbor Golf 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, visit www.stoneharborbeach.com for info, 96th Street, 11AM-5PM, Saturday, May 6
  • Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival, 200 high-end wines & spirits, hors d’oeuvres by island restaurants, silent auction, music, go to www.visitavalonnj.com for info, Avalon’s Community Hall, 6:30PM, Friday, May 12
  • Avalon’s paper shredding day, Firehouse hoagie sale, Bicycle auction, Lions Club yard sale, www.avalonboro.net for info, Saturday, May 13
  • Avalon Yard Sale, map pickup at 8AM at Avalon Community Hall, Saturday, May 13
  • Stone Harbor Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-1PM, Saturday, May 13
  • Cops and Coffee Event with the Avalon police, Pudgie Pelican Restaurant, 9AM, Saturday, May 13
  • Wetlands Institute Native Plant Sale, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14
  • Stone Harbor’s Bulk Pick-up, items to curb up to 72 hours prior to pick up on Monday, May 15
  • Bishop McHugh’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament, Stone Harbor Golf Club, www.bishopmchugh.com for info, 11AM, Friday, May 19
  • Stone Harbor Garden Club Community Yard Sale, Women’s Civic Club on 96th Street, 8AM-2PM, Saturday, May 20
  • Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament and Avalon Borough’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, www.avalonrecreation.org for info, ceremony at 9:30AM, Mayor’s Cup and activities at 10AM, Saturday, May 20
  • Wetlands Institute Spring Shorebird & Horseshoe Crab Festival, www.wetlandsinstitute.org for info, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents Midiri Brothers Traditional Jazz, proceeds donated to the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, May 21
  • Stone Harbor Beach Opening Ceremony, 95th Street & the beach, 9:30AM, Friday, May 26
  • 15th Annual Turtle Trot 5K & 2 Mile Fun Walk, 95th Street & First Avenue, 6:45AM registration, 8AM race, 8:05AM fun walk, Sunday, May 28
  • Stone Harbor’s Farmers Market, 95th Street & Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, May 28
  • NFIP Flood Insurance Seminar, bring your flood elevation certificate for a free review, Stone Harbor Library, www.stoneharborbeach.com  for info, 1-3PM, Saturday, June 17
 
 
New Listings:

208 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $574,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 176016

281 29th Street, Avalon, $839,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175988

3361 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $929,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175907

7830 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $988,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175913

225 29th Street, Avalon, $997,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175982

238 59th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175956

4525 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $1,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175996

3049 First Avenue, Avalon, $2,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175925

11910 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $3,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175922

11219 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $4,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 175942
  

Properties Sold:
 
8300 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $460,000, SOLD MLS#: 174497

173 33rd Street, Avalon, $477,500, SOLD MLS#: 171004

700 First Avenue, Unit 312, Avalon, $495,000, SOLD MLS#: 174307

579 22nd Street, Avalon, $547,000, SOLD MLS#: 172999

8201 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $605,000, SOLD MLS#: 174531

10108 Third Avenue, Rear, Stone Harbor, $699,000, SOLD MLS#: 151858

249 101st Street, Stone Harbor, $1,275,098, SOLD MLS#: 173399

4308 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,675,000, SOLD MLS#: 172357

7589 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,825,000, SOLD MLS#: 172738

312 114th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,400,000, SOLD MLS#: 172384




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