Doug Wear
Weekly News - May 23, 2019
MEMORIAL DAY IN AVALON: The Borough of Avalon will honor its past and present servicemen and servicewomen during its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 27. Sponsored by American Legion Post 331 and the Borough of Avalon, the parade kicks off at 9am from 32nd Street and Dune Drive and proceeds north to Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive, where the ceremony will begin at approximately 9:45 am. The parade will feature many civic organizations, the Seven Mile Singers, the Patriot Brass Ensemble and bagpiper Michael F. Bell. The parade marshal will be Avalon Yacht Club Commodore Joseph Loeper. The ceremony will include comments from Post 331 Commander Tom McCullough, Mayor Martin Pagliughi, and the guest speaker, former Army Sgt. Robert "Bruce" Land. Post 331 will conduct the flag raising and gun salute, and approximately 30 Borough officials and civic leaders will participate in a formal presentation of wreaths or living memorials in honor of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have given their lives for our country.

MEMORIAL DAY IN STONE HARBOR: The Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Department will honor fallen heroes during the annual Memorial Service at 11 am at the Stone Harbor Firehouse on Monday, May 27. During the ceremony, members place names on the plaque at the memorial to honor firefighters who passed away during the year. Immediately following the ceremony, the American Legion Post 331 will sponsor its Memorial Day parade at noon featuring various community organizations. The parade will start at 99th Street and Third Avenue, proceed north on Third Avenue to 96th Street, then east to the Women's Civic Club. Post 331 will perform a rifle salute and "Taps" on the beach, followed by a Veterans Ceremony and Open House at its headquarters located at 117th Street and Second Avenue. The open house is open to the public and all within the community are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 609-368-5102.

Learn More: 2019 Memorial Day Ceremonies, Parades and Events in Avalon & Stone Harbor

HEALTHY TOWN: The Mayor's Wellness Campaign, a health initiative of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, is a program Stone Harbor began participating in four years ago. This year, for the second time, the borough was awarded the institute's top honor, the Healthy Town designation. The award was based on the community's efforts in 2018.

Learn More: Stone Harbor's a Healthy Town
Stone Harbor, NJ Beaches and Parks Smoke Free
Borough of Stone Harbor Beaches & Parks ~ 100% Smoke Free (Photo Courtesy
OCEAN WATER MONITORING: The Cape May County Department of Health, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is continuing its Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program. Cape May County Department of Health Director, Kevin Thomas stated, "The monitoring program reaffirms our commitment to the surveillance and protection of the public's health, coastal environment and natural resources."

Learn More: County Begins Seasonal Ocean Water Monitoring Program

CLICK IT OR TICKET: Avalon Police will participate in the annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign which runs from May 20th through June 2nd, 2019. The campaign is designed to remind motorists and passengers to buckle up while driving in, or riding in, a motor vehicle.

Learn More: Avalon Police to Participate in "Click it or Ticket" Starting May 20th

15 MILES OF JERSEY SHORE TO LOVE: The mid-Jersey Shore towns of Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, and Strathmere are coastal enclaves that locals and visitors return to for their intimate neighborhoods, clean beaches, and long-running independent businesses. Starting from Stone Harbor and working north, here are some traditional routines and new adventures to scope out in these beach towns.

Learn More: 15 Miles Of Jersey Shore To Love: Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Isle City, And Strathmere
ARMACOST PARK POLLINATOR HABITAT: The ongoing development of a pollinator habitat at the northwest corner of Armacost Park ran into a temporary snag recently when bids for plant materials for the most recent additions came in higher than expected. A rebid brought the costs down nearly in half and the project is moving ahead.

Learn More: Pollinator Habitat Clears Hurdle
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to you and your families. As we remember those who have served and are presently serving in our armed forces, I wish you a safe and wonderful Summer season.
Upcoming Events:
  • May 25, 2019: Survivor Stone Harbor: Beach Opening Ceremony - Stone Harbor Beach Patrol, Police, Fire & Rescue, and OEM Departments will compete in a series of challenges for a chance to officially "unlock" the beaches for the 2019 summer season. Learn More: Survivor Stone Harbor: Beach Opening Ceremony
  • May 26, 2019: Annual Mull-Morial Day 5K Beach Run/Walk - Established in 2009, the Matthew Mullin Memorial Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable organizations that provide care and support for children in need and their families. Begin the day with a scenic 5K run/walk on the beautiful beaches of Avalon. The race will begin at 30th street and participants will run along the water to 58th and back. The 2019 partner is Friend In Need, so please assist them in raising funds. Run for a great morning on the beach for a great cause! Learn More: Annual Mull-Morial Day 5K Beach Run/Walk
  • May 26, 2019: Annual Turtle Trot 5k & 2 mile Fun Walk - A Stone Harbor Memorial Day weekend tradition for 20 years! All ages, prizes awarded. Fun walk is dog friendly! Learn More: Annual Turtle Trot
  • Sundays May 26 - September 1, 2019: Stone Harbor Farmers Market Visit the award winning businesses at Stone Harbor's annual market! Fresh fruits & vegetables, fresh baked breads and cakes, fresh local seafood, cured meats, cheeses, homemade crepes, fresh baked pizza, fresh ground coffee, gourmet oil & vinegars, nuts, honey, flowers, nursery stock. Learn More: Stone Harbor Farmers Market
  • May 27, 2019: Avalon Memorial Day Parade - 32nd and Dune to Veterans Plaza. Learn More: Avalon Memorial Day Parade
  • May 27, 2019: 7 Mile Island American Legion Parade and Ceremony - Start at St. Paul's Catholic Church (99th Street & Third Avenue) proceed north on Third Avenue to 96th St, right on 96th to Women's Civic Club of Stone Harbor. Learn More: 7 Mile Island American Legion Parade and Ceremony
  • May 27, 2019: Memorial Service for Fallen Heroes - The Stone Harbor Fire Company holds its annual memorial service to honor firefighters who have fallen during the year ~ Stone Harbor Fire House. Learn More: Memorial Service for Fallen Heroes
  • June 1, 2019: Stone Harbor Garden Club House Tour - Annual tour of homes. Learn More: Stone Harbor Garden Club
  • June 1, 2019: APAC Concert, Go Go Gadjet - The Avalon Performing Arts Center will open their summer season with Go Go Gadjet. Blending the rhythms of dance music with familiar melodies from the past and present, Go Go Gadjet straddles the line between band and DJ like few others. Their innovative combination of traditional instruments with modern synths and controllers has allowed them to craft a sound and presentation that is uniquely their own. Learn More: APAC Concert: Go Go Gadjet
  • June 2-9, 2019: 7 Mile Island Restaurant Week - Enjoy fluffy pancakes, fresh salads, savory pizzas and more as participants offer daily breakfast and lunch specials throughout the week from more than 50 participating restaurants. Learn More: 7 Mile Island Restaurant Week
  • June 8, 2019: Avalon Garden Club Flower Show - This year's theme title is "Love is a Many Splendored Thing". The individual artistic classes are named after Paul Webster's lyrics of this classic 1955 movie's theme song that won an Academy Award. The overall topic of the theme is that love is magnificent, beautiful, and takes many forms. Learn More: Avalon Garden Club Flower Show
  • June 16, 2019: Strawberry Festival - Jersey strawberries are the best, and all things delicious and strawberry will be served at St. Mary's Strawberry Festival. Stop by for will be berry good! 6pm-8pm, 95th and Third Ave., Stone Harbor. Learn More: St. Mary's Episcopal Church Strawberry Festival
  • June 20, 2019: Teatime at The Avalon History Center - Enjoy tea as they share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones! Learn More: Avalon History Center
  • June 22, 2019: Save the Date! Grand Opening of Surfside Park - Stop by to check out Avalon's new park and enjoy performances by Jimmy and the Parrots, family-friendly activities and more! Learn More: Grand Opening of Surfside Park
  • June 22-23, 2019: Wetlands Institute 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend - The Wetlands Institute will be opening their doors for a celebration in honor of 50 years of excellence in research, conservation and education. They'll be celebrating all the programs that have made them famous and brought so much joy and discovery. They have planned a little something for everyone! Learn More: Wetlands Institute 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
  • June 25, 2019 - August 27, 2019: Avalon Summer Beach Movies - Free movies to be shown Tuesday evenings at dusk on Avalon's 30th Street beach. Learn More: Summer Beach Movie Line Up
  • Library Happenings: Creative Writing, Workshops, Lecture Series, Story Time, Book Club, Movies, Tech Help Series and more.  More Info: Avalon Free Public Library  Stone Harbor Library
  • Recreation Departments: There are a wide variety of activities, programs and events offered by our local Recreation Departments. More Info: Avalon Recreation  Stone Harbor Recreation 
  • Information Guides: Special events, facilities, beaches, summer sports camps, local area activities, public works and more. More Info: Avalon Info Guide  Stone Harbor Info Guide
New Listings:
9816 Second Ave., #12, Stone Harbor, $399,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187810

290 79th Street, Avalon, #C-2, $699,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187838

76 W. 28th Street, #201, Avalon, $799,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187779

1574 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,199,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187811

1100 Ocean Drive, #203, Avalon, $1,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187820

378 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187843

262 64th Street, Avalon, $2,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187788

9301 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187842

311 77th Street, Avalon, $2,555,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187765

4728 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $3,450,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187847

4819 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $5,750,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187819

5609 Dune Drive, Avalon, $8,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 187760
Properties Under Contract:
164 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,069,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183694

280 27th Street, Avalon, $1,450,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 186956

161 31st Street, Avalon, $2,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182549

11601 Paradise Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,950,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185085
Properties Sold:

8811 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $450,000, SOLD MLS#: 183193

173 33rd Street, Avalon, $499,000, SOLD MLS#: 186169

9501 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $500,000, SOLD MLS#: 185523

351 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $505,000, SOLD MLS#: 186533

700 First Avenue, Unit 406, Avalon, $590,000, SOLD MLS#: 184107

10015 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $615,000, SOLD MLS#: 184392

355 40th Street, Avalon, $707,500, SOLD MLS#: 184402

3465 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $810,000, SOLD MLS#: 186492

229 81st Street, Stone Harbor, $895,000, SOLD MLS#: 186226

33 Marine Way, Avalon, $1,395,000, SOLD MLS#: 186841

1025 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,932,500, SOLD MLS#: 186711

250 107th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,967,500, SOLD MLS#: 184880

2407 Harbor Avenue, Avalon, $2,150,000, SOLD MLS#: 183181

26 E. 11th Street, Avalon, $2,950,000, SOLD MLS#: 186242

46 E. 22nd street, Avalon, $3,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 183608
Douglas Wear
Ferguson Dechert Real Estate

2789 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202

Cell: 703-622-3668  |  Direct: 609-967-1000



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