Doug Wear
 
Weekly News - August 15, 2019
   
SO LONG, INLET SAND: As bids go out for the upcoming federal beach replenishment on Seven Mile Island, Stone Harbor is unable to borrow sand from Hereford Inlet due to restrictions placed on the traditional borrow areas by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That agency's interpretation of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act has upended the long-standing use of Hereford Inlet sand by the Army Corps of Engineers for hydraulic beach replenishments.

Learn More: So Long, Inlet Sand
 
Lifeguard

A TALE OF TWO LIFEGUARD TEAMS: Avalon and Stone Harbor's beach patrols are linked by reciprocal beach-tag policy, yet they entered the lifeguard race circuit on different planes. Stone Harbor enjoys the infusion of youth, while Avalon is relieved that life decisions impacting its older personnel did not disrupt its patrol. As the race circuit began, Stone Harbor benefited from a college athlete and a crop of new recruits, while Avalon is fortunate that two key members of its team, both in their 30s, were able to stay.

Learn More: Avalon & Stone Harbor: A Tale of Two Lifeguard Teams

BEACH ACCESS WITHOUT TAGS? This depends on where that beachgoer is enjoying their walk. The actual beach - as in the area with dry sand above the mean tide's high-water line - is owned by the Borough of Stone Harbor, Avalon, or whatever property owner owns any given beach. The wet sand, which extends to the highest point of the tide, is public land per New Jersey's Public Access rights. New Jersey is a "high water state," which means property owners own the land up to the tide's high-water line. As long as a walk takes place on the tide's wet sand, it's legal. Enforcement of these laws is not consistent, clear, or common. For most of the state's history, these public trust laws were not state laws. This changed with a bill passed under Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill, S1074, codified these public access rights into state law. The spirit of the law would allow all members of the public to enjoy the ocean waters, enforcement is left to the DEP. Stone Harbor Beach Patrol Chief Sandy Bosacco said that beach tags are required to access any portion of Stone Harbor beaches, wet or not.
 
Learn More: Can Beachgoers Walk the Beach Without a Tag?
 
OUTDOORS AT THE SHORE: Add some adventure to your day at the shore with one of these outdoor activities -- some are thrilling, some are relaxing and some are just plain fun! From biking and swimming to yoga and stand up paddleboarding, there is something for everyone at the shore...

Learn More: Outdoors at the Shore
       

 
Upcoming Events*
  • August 15, 2019: APAC Children's Mini Event - "Sea Creatures with Amazing Features" Avalon Elementary School; 11:00am. Learn More: APAC Children's Mini Event
       
  • August 15, 2019: Thursdays On Dune - "Moana Luau - Unity Reggae Band" Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive; 5:30pm. Learn More: Thursdays On Dune
     
  • August 15, 2019: Thursdays on the Lawn - "Jim Bannach of BLT" St. Mary's rocks when they join the summer scene in downtown Stone Harbor on Thursday evenings! Learn More: St. Mary's Episcopal Church Thursdays on the Lawn
     
  • August 15, 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
     
  • August 16, 2019: Summer Reading Celebration & Ice Cream Social - Avalon's Own Sundae Best will be scooping ice cream at the Avalon Library and they'll be hosting Zoom Balloons and their energy-packed show! Learn More: Summer Reading Celebration & Ice Cream Social
      
  • August 17, 2019: Big Band Dance - "The Serenaders" Avalon Community Hall 7pm. Learn More: Big Band Dance
     
  • August 17, 2019: Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert - Led by Bay Atlantic Symphony's Music Director Jed Gaylin, Passion and Fire features Schumann's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat op. 55. Learn More: Bay Atlantic Symphony Concert
      
  • August 17, 2019: Festival of Lights Boat Parade - This year's theme: Lights of Broadway. Join the parade, register your dock or boat; all docks and boats must be pre-registered. At time of registration, pre-register your wristbands for the after party! Learn More: Festival of Lights Boat Parade
       
  • August 18, 2019: Line Dancing Fundraiser - Join The Avalon Garden Club for an afternoon of fun and dancing! Learn More: Avalon Garden Club Line Dancing Fundraiser
     
  • August 19, 2019: Stone Harbor Family Fun Night - There is no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or New Jersey back-bays than to experience them firsthand. Learn More: Stone Harbor Family Fun Nights
     
  • August 20, 2019: Avalon Summer Beach Movies - "Top Gun" Free movies to be shown Tuesday evenings at dusk on Avalon's 30th Street beach. Learn More: Summer Beach Movie Line Up
     
  • August 20, 2019: Tuesdays at the Tower Concert Series - "The Seabillys - Classic Rock" 95th Street Water Towner Plaza in Stone Harbor. Learn More: Tuesdays at the Tower Concert Series
     
  • August 22, 2019: APAC Children's Mini Event - "Fairytale Puppet Show" Avalon Elementary School; 11:00am. Learn More: APAC Children's Mini Event
      
  • August 22, 2019: Thursdays On Dune - "Villains Takeover - Stereo Giants" Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive; 5:30pm. Learn More: Thursdays On Dune
     
  • August 24, 2019: Annual Sidewalk Sale - Downtown Stone Harbor, over 150 boutiques, stores and restaurants each with a unique personality. Learn More: Annual Sidewalk Sale
     
  • August 26, 2019: Stone Harbor Family Fun Night - South Jersey Magic - Jim Combs will WOW you with is Magic act suitable for all ages. Learn More: Stone Harbor Family Fun Nights
     
  • August 27, 2019: Avalon Summer Beach Movies - "Peter Rabbit" Free movies to be shown Tuesday evenings at dusk on Avalon's 30th Street beach. Learn More: Summer Beach Movie Line Up
     
  • August 27, 2019: Tuesdays at the Tower Concert Series - "DriftWoodStock - 50 Years of Peace, Love & Music" 95th Street Water Towner Plaza in Stone Harbor. Learn More: Tuesdays at the Tower Concert Series
     
  • August 29, 2019: Thursdays On Dune - "Prince and Princess Night - Sidearm" Veterans Plaza, 21st Street and Dune Drive; 5:30pm. Learn More: Thursdays On Dune
     
  • August 31, 2019: Tim Kerr Charities Splash N' Dash -  An event for kids to race and help Make A Difference! Learn More: Splash N' Dash
     
  • September 1, 2019: Tim Kerr Charities 7 Mile Island Run & TK5k Run/Walk - Proceeds from this year's event will benefit: The Helen L. Diller Vacation Home For Blind Children and Back On My Feet. Learn More: 7 Mile Island Run & TK5k Run/Walk
     
  • Through August 25, 2019: Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tours - Tours will run every Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Saturdays in July-August. Learn More: Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Tours
     
  • Sundays Through 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
     
  • 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
     
  • Seasonal Beach Tags: Available via mail, smartphone app or in person. Avalon Beach Tags  Stone Harbor Beach Tags


Summer Weekly Activities in Avalon*

  • MONDAYS:
     
    Monday Funday (June 24-Aug. 26): Events, crafts, activities, and performances for kids at the Avalon Free Public Library and History Center 10am, www.avalonfreelibrary.org, www.avalonhistorycenter.org.
     
    Recreation Game Day Monday, Wednesday & Friday (June 24-Aug. 23): 10am, 9th Street Field, www.avalonrecreation.org.

    Surfside Live: 6:30-8:30pm, Surfside Park, 609-967-3066, www.avalonrecreation.org. New for 2019! Enjoy an interactive live performance every Monday night, featuring all your favorite characters plus face painting, DJ, and more LIVE by the beach!
     
  • TUESDAYS:
     
    Story Time: 10am, Avalon Free Public Library, 609-967-7155

    Teen Tuesdays (July 2-Aug. 27): 11am, Avalon Free Public Library, www.avalonfreelibrary.org.
     
    Beach Movies (June 25-Aug. 27): Dusk, 30th Street & the Beach, www.avalonrecreation.org. In the event of inclement weather, beach movie will be moved to Wednesday night.
     
  • WEDNESDAYS:
     
    LEGO Club (June 26-Aug. 28): 10am, Avalon Free Public Library, www.avalonfreelibrary.org.
     
    Recreation Game Day, Monday, Wednesday & Friday (June 24-Aug. 23): 10am, 9th Street Field, www.avalonrecreation.org.
     
  • THURSDAYS:
     
    Story Time: 10am, Avalon Free Public Library, 609-967-7155
     
    APAC Children's Mini Events (June 27-Aug. 22, except July 4 & July 25): 11am, Avalon Elementary School, www.avalonrecreation.org.
     
    Thursdays on Dune: 5:30-7pm activities, 7-8:30pm concert, Veterans Plaza, 609-967-3936, www.visitavalonnj.com.
     
  • FRIDAYS:

    Kids Friday Fundays (July 12-Aug. 16): 10am-noon, Avalon Community Hall, 609-967-3066.

    Recreation Game Day, Monday, Wednesday & Friday (June 24-Aug. 23): 10am, 9th Street Field, www.avalonrecreation.org.

    Video Game Day (June 28-Aug. 23, except Aug. 16): 11am, Avalon Free Public Library, www.avalonfreelibrary.org.

    Surfside Jam (June 28-Aug. 23): 6:30-8pm, Surfside Park, www.avalonrecreation.org. New for 2019! Kick off the weekend with the best in family fun with a live DJ Dance Party, games for all age kids, prizes and face painting!
     
    *More information at www.avalonrecreation.org unless otherwise noted. All characters are inspired by the listing and events are subject to change.
Full List of Avalon Daily, Weekly and Special Events



Summer Weekly Activities in Stone Harbor*
  • SUNDAYS:

    Stone Harbor Farmers Market. May 26-September 1. 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. 95th Street Water Tower Plaza. 8am-12:30pm. www.SHNJ.org
     
  • MONDAYS:

    Stone Harbor Family Nights. June 24-August 26. Magic shows, puppet theatre, story-telling, animal adventures, and more! This event is open to the public and free for all. Stone Harbor Fire House 175 96th Street. 7pm. www.stoneharborrecreation.com
     
  • TUESDAYS:

    Tuesdays at the Tower: Stone Harbor Concert Series. July 9-August 27. Bring your beach chairs and enjoy fantastic live music - a different band each week. Beer & Wine Garden. Free event. *Tuesday, August 6th is National Family Night Out, highlighting children's entertainment. Water Tower Plaza 95th Street & Second Ave. 7pm-8:30pm. www.SHNJ.org  www.stoneharborbeach.com
     
  • WEDNESDAYS:

    Family Beach Games at 82nd Street Beach. July 10-August 21. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Gather your friends and family for some friendly competition on the beach. www.stoneharborrecreation.com
     
  • THURSDAYS:

    Movie Night at the Library. Come enjoy a movie the whole family will enjoy at SH's all-new library! Free event open to the public. June 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22. 5:30-7:30pm. Stone Harbor Library. Corner of 96th & Second Ave. CMCLibrary.org
Full List of Stone Harbor Daily, Weekly and Special Events (PDF)
 


New Listings:
 
637 21st Street, Avalon, 1st Floor, $675,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 188977

302 79th Street, #302, Avalon, $1,199,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189013

223 15th Street, Avalon, $1,300,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189052

3462 Ocean Drive, South Unit, Avalon, $1,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189046

6256 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189000

214 35th Street, Avalon, $2,299,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 188952

128 19th Street, Avalon, $2,599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189041

226 117th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 188971

11857 Paradise Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,999,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 189057

218 119th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189016
 
Properties Under Contract:
 
1777 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $539,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 186112

208 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $564,900, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188330

10009 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $775,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188583

2176 Dune Drive, Avalon, $829,900, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188826

281 24th Street, Avalon, $895,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188837

234 24th Street, Avalon, $1,150,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188846

481 7th Street, Avalon, $1,499,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188601

870 21st street, Avalon, $1,525,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 187404

9815 Corinthian Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,195,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 187659

21 W. 19th Street, Avalon, $3,149,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188867

10315 Sunrise Drive, Stone Harbor, $3,599,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185839

177 70th Street, Avalon, $3,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 188294
  
Properties Sold:
 
384 24th Street, Avalon, $615,000, SOLD MLS#: 187999

290 79th Street, Avalon, $690,000, SOLD MLS#: 187837

290 79th Street, Avalon, $690,000, SOLD MLS#: 187838

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

261 60th Street, Avalon, $1,950,000, SOLD MLS#: 185535

262 64th Street, Avalon, $2,380,000, SOLD MLS#: 187788

141 17th Street, Avalon, $2,700,000, SOLD MLS#: 185826
 


*Calendar is subject to change. Events are current at the time of posting; please visit their corresponding websites for the most up-to-date information, changes or cancellations.
     
Douglas Wear
Ferguson Dechert Real Estate
 

2789 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202


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

Email: Doug@AvalonDoug.com

Website: www.AvalonDoug.com

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