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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update July 27th, 2017

RIDE THE 7 MILE JITNEY!  Back again this summer is the 7 Mile Jitney, which operates nightly from 6pm to 2am.  Jitneys run every ten minutes following a regular route from 20thStreet north on Dune Drive to 80th Street, turning left on 80th Street then right onto First Avenue from 80th to 83rd Street, then turning left onto Second Avenue from 83rd to 96th Street.  The jitney turns right on 96th Street, then right on Third Avenue and proceeds back to 20th Street.  The cash fare is $2 from 6pm to 11pm, and $4 from 11pm to 2am.  The jitney is air conditioned and can seat up to 13 people, and can be flagged down at any corner along the route.  Save the hassle of parking and catch a jitney!

This fisherman caught a beautiful sunset, too!

THE “TWIN CAPES,” one of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessels that used to carry passengers across Delaware Bay, will become part of an artificial reef off the Delaware and New Jersey coasts.  The 320-foot vessel was mothballed in 2013 after many years of plying the bay.  Artificial reefs have become increasingly popular for boosting marine life in designated areas off the coast.  All vessels turned into artificial reefs are stripped of harmful materials before being sunk.  This past May the US Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, made famous by the movie The Perfect Storm, was turned into an artificial reef about 26 miles off Cape May.

WATERSPOUTS are a fairly rare occurrence in this area but one was spotted over the Delaware Bay this past Sunday, and photographs of it appeared in social media.  Later Sundayevening weather radar picked up rotational movement, leading to a tornado warning for areas of northern Cape May and southern Atlantic Counties.  For the rest of the week, clouds and rain showers should give way to sunshine over the weekend.

SURF TEMPERATURES are up!   Bathers on the beach have enjoyed warm water, as surf temperatures of 76 degrees have been observed recently.  Steady sea breezes and warm sunshine have brought warm surface water into the beach.  Back bay waters, especially areas further from the inlets, have seen temperatures into the low 80s.

A TOTAL ECLIPSE of the sun will occur on August 21st, 2017.  Although Seven Mile Beach does not lie along the “path of the totality,” we will experience a magnitude of about 0.8, with roughly ¾ of the sun in shadow about 2:45pm local time.  Experts caution that observers should not look at the sun or eclipse with the naked eye; protective eclipse glasses should be worn, in order to filter the sun’s light.  For more on the eclipse, visit

  • Santa Visits His Summer Home in Stone Harbor, town-wide activities with Santa & Mrs. Claus, for details, Now through Saturday, July 29
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring BLT Orchestra, family friendly activities throughout Avalon’s business district from 5:30PM, concert at Veteran’s Plaza at 7PM, Thursday, July 27
  • Thursdays on the Lawn concert featuring Eddie’s Mom, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30PM, Thursday, July 27
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour, meet at the Egret Espy Entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM, Saturday, July 29
  • International Tiger Day at the Cape May County Zoo, tiger related activities & keeper talks, for info, 10AM-3PM, Saturday, July 29
  • Brendan Borek 7th Annual Low Tide Beach Ride, registration online at, 9th Street & the Beach, 6:30PM, Saturday, July 29
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market, 95th Street & Water Tower Plaza, 8AM-12:30PM, Sunday, July 30
  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tour, meet at Egret Espy Trail Entrance at 114th Street & Second Avenue, 10AM, Sunday, July 30
  • Avalon Aware Lecture by Tom Thornton, An Overview of the New FEMA Flood Maps for Avalon, Avalon Free Public Library, 7PM, Monday, July 31
  • Family Fun Night at the Stone Harbor Firehouse, 7-7:45PM, Monday, July 31
  • Stone Harbor’s National Night Out, 95th Street Water Tower Plaza, 5-8PM, Tuesday, August 1
  • Avalon’s National Night Out, Avalon Community Hall Parking Lot, 6-8PM, Tuesday, August 1 
  • Brendan Borek Artists & Friends Art Show, Avalon Yacht Club,  for details, 6-9PM, Tuesday, August 1
  • Avalon’s Beach Movie featuring ‘Jaws,’ 30th Street & the beach, dusk, Tuesday, August 1
  • Avalon Free Public Library Presentation featuring Robert Heinly discussing Victorian Cape May, Fire Control Tower 23, Wednesday, August 2
  • Thursdays on Dune Concert featuring Eleven-Eleven, Baby Parade in downtown Avalon at 5:30PM, concert at Veteran’s Plaza at 7PM, Thursday, August 3
  • Thursdays on the Lawn Concert featuring Bob Campanel, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, 7:30-9PM, Thursday, August 3
  • Avalon Players Performance, Avalon Elementary School, for info, 7PM, Thursday, August 3 through Saturday, August 5
  • Summer Club Concert: Sounds of Sinatra, Avalon Community Hall, 8PM, Friday, August 4
  • Avalon Players Performance, Avalon Elementary School, for info, 5PM, Sunday, August 6

Featured Property:

This home is situated on a huge 110x100 lot near Avalon’s high dunes!

4029 Dune Dr., Avalon, $2,199,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 173104

New Listings:

8305 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $289,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177346

7 Meadowview Lane, Avalon Manor, $375,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177326

295 78th St., #9, Avalon, $499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177295

200 98th Street, Stone Harbor, $509,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177361

696 Sunrise Drive, Avalon, $599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177320

328 81st Street, Unit #7, Stone Harbor, $610,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177313

125 80th Street, Avalon, $699,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177384

224 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $950,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177301

3984 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $969,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177358

153 7th Street, Avalon, $2,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177280

197 77th Street, Avalon, $2,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 177307

Properties Sold:

8931 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $450,000, SOLD MLS#: 174669

212 110th Street, Stone Harbor, $605,000, SOLD MLS#: 176297

2019 Harbor Avenue, 2nd Floor, Unit B, Avalon, $650,000, SOLD MLS#: 175341

7832 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $675,000, SOLD MLS#: 175496

1100 Ocean Drive, Unit 312, Avalon, $975,000, SOLD MLS#: 175837

278 63rd Street, Avalon, $1,745,000, SOLD MLS#: 167290

131 21st Street, Avalon, $2,165,000, SOLD MLS#: 174757

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