Weekly News - April 15, 2021
SPRING BEACH SWEEPS: Join your friends and neighbors and help keep our beaches trash-free.
Consider volunteering for a few hours on Saturday morning, April 17th
for Clean Ocean Action's annual, Spring Beach Sweep.
Learn More: Spring Beach Sweeps
AVALON SPRING DUNE GRASS PLANTING: Volunteers are needed to help plant dune grass on Saturday, April 17,
2021. Everyone is welcome to participate in this important project.
Learn More: Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting
STONE HARBOR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: Please be aware that the
current maintenance in progress at the water tower places a strain on
the Borough's water supply. They kindly ask that all homeowners and
residents make a conscious effort to conserve water for the next 4-6
Learn More: Water Conservation Encouraged During Current Water Tower Maintenance Project
STONE HARBOR BOROUGH COUNCIL recently rescinded its 2021 budget it
introduced three weeks earlier. The action followed two days of council
budget hearings held, in part, because the introduced budget was in
danger of not having the necessary votes to adopt it. The borough then
introduced a new $19.1 million current fund budget that represented a
decrease of $700,000 from the amount first proposed for 2021, during a
Feb. 11 council meeting.
Learn More: Stone Harbor Rescinds, Reintroduces '21 Budget
Not enough sand for back passing in Stone Harbor...
NO BACK PASSING TO HELP STONE HARBOR BEACHES: A March Stone Harbor Department of Public Works report noted the loss of
sand on borough beaches, from 104th to 111th streets, due to storm
activity. A limited transfer of sand from beaches at 120th and 123rd
streets followed. Public Works Director Grant Russ told Stone Harbor
Borough Council recently that Stone Harbor does not have access to
sufficient sand to support significant back passing projects, like the
ones conducted in neighboring Avalon. Russ said the borough location
where sand accumulates is at the Point, a protected area for nesting
birds. Other than the sand at the Point, "there is just not enough sand
on our beaches to do back passing."
Learn More: No Back Passing to Help Stone Harbor Beaches
AVALON'S VERY POPULAR BEACH MOVIE SERIES continues this summer! Bring
your family to the 30th Street beach in Avalon at dusk for these free
beach movies! Just bring a beach chair or a blanket and enjoy the show!
Learn More: Avalon Recreation Department
LOCAL RESPONSES & UPDATES: Keep up to date on
re-opening and preventative measures being utilized with
respect to the outbreak; dates and events are scheduled to change
throughout this event. Please visit their websites for up to date
Avalon | Stone
Cape May County
FERGUSON DECHERT'S OFFICE is presently closed to the public, however, we can handle any real estate needs you may have. Please call or email me if you need assistance. My best wishes to you and your family during this health crisis.
Cell: 703-622-3668 |
More Community Activities*
Please Note: Due to rapidly changing schedules, our
full events calendar has been temporarily removed
from the newsletter. Please visit some local sites for up to date
Stone Harbor Shiverrr & Shake Goes Virtual: Shake off this past year after you plunge in to the ocean, the bay, your
bath tub - whatever works for you - when you participate in Stone
Harbor's Virtual Stone Harbor Shiverrr & Shake! You'll send them your selfies, photos & videos with chances to win prizes for Best Costume,
Most Creative Shiverrr & Shake, Best Selfie, Best Photo and Best Video.
Proceeds benefit the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Family Promise
of Cape May.
Stone Harbor Shiverrr & Shake - March 20th - May 2nd
Harbor Hop Virtual 5K or 2 Mile Walk: Hippity-hop! It's time to register for the Harbor Hop, Stone Harbor's
virtual 5K or 2 mile walk. Run your own race, on your own time, at your
own pace... anytime during the month of April!
Harbor Hop Virtual 5K or 2 Mile Walk
Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting: Volunteers are
needed to help plant dune grass on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Everyone is welcome to participate in this important project.
Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting
Tree Seedlings: Will be offered to
all New Jersey residents, and any homeowners in Cape May County by the
Avalon Environmental Commission. All of the tree seedlings will be
appropriate species for the shore environment.
Avalon Environmental Commission to Offer Free Tree Seedlings Saturday,
Avalon Garden Club Yard Sale, Paper Shredding, Bike Auction, and
Plant Sale: The Avalon Garden Club will hold its annual community-wide yard sale on
Saturday, May 8th. The Club is asking all participants to socially
distance when you visit individual properties, and follow all Covid-19
guidelines. Additionally, the Borough of Avalon will be holding the
annual Community Paper Shredding Day, starting at 9:00am at the Avalon
Department of Public Works. The Avalon Police Department will be holding
its bicycle auction at 12 Noon, also at Public Works. The Avalon
Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Plant Sale at the
firehouse starting at 9:00am, at 31st Street and Dune Drive in Avalon.
The Department will not be holding its Hoagie Sale this year due to
Avalon Garden Club Yard Sale, Paper Shredding, Bike Auction, and Plant
Native Plant Sale: Aligning your garden and landscaping to be beneficial to
butterflies, pollinators, and songbirds is a great way to help support a
healthy environment. Few things are as interesting and wonderful as
butterflies and hummingbirds enjoying a vibrant and beautiful garden.
This year, the Wetlands Institute is holding its annual native perennial plant
sale entirely remotely. They have selected a beautiful array of plants
that will bloom throughout the season and provide all the various food
resources that butterflies, songbirds, hummingbirds, and other
pollinators need to thrive. Every year, they sell out so be sure and
order your plants ahead as they can't guarantee plants will be available
after May 7. You can order online at their Tidepool Shop or by using the
form on their website, and then conveniently pick up your plants at the
Institute May 14 - 15.
The Wetlands Institute
Beachside Science at Surfside Park: "Beachside
Science at Surfside Park" is a brand new program to Avalon in 2021.
Presented by the Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, and sponsored
by the Avalon Environmental Commission, you will have multiple
opportunities to learn the "Secrets of the Beach: Creatures Who
Share Our Barrier Island". This program will be offered for free at
Avalon's Surfside Park, 30th Street and the beach in Avalon on the
third Wednesday of May, June, July, August, and September, 2021, at
6:00pm. The exact dates are May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August
18th, and September 15th.
Avalon Environmental Commission Sponsors Beachside Science at
Summer Nature Program: Registration for this year
is now open, and the Wetlands Institute has doubled the fun for Summer '21!
For kids who love nature, they have the perfect summertime opportunity:
A week (or two, or three!) of fun, hands-on exploration and discovery -
and this year, there are TWO great ways to enjoy it. Join them at the
Institute for their traditional in-person experience: engage in science
experimentation and investigation, play games, go on field trips, create
arts and crafts, and much more. Or bring the adventure home with their
Summer Nature Program Adventure Chests - packed with everything kids
need to explore, including activities, games, crafts, experiments,
videos, places to go, access to our secret virtual Bitmoji Adventure
Space, and more!
The Wetlands Institute
Sundays at Surfside: The Avalon Department of
Recreation has announced the "Sundays at Surfside" concert schedule
for the Summer of 2021. All concerts will be held Sunday evenings
starting at 7:00pm, and will run for 90 minutes. The concerts are
held at Avalon's Surfside Park, located adjacent to the Avalon
boardwalk, just north of Community Hall at 30th Street and the
beach. All concerts are free to the public; bring a beach chair or
blanket and enjoy the show. The Borough of Avalon will require
compliance with all related Covid-19 protocols that are in place at
the time of these concerts. Avalon provides a free parking lot
adjacent to Surfside Park for the convenience of their visitors.
Sundays at Surfside
Avalon Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament: The Avalon Lions Club has a June 27th, 2021 target date for their
biggest fundraiser of the year. The planning and preparation for the
12th annual day of golf at the Avalon Golf Club is already underway. The
day will include a barbecue lunch and dinner along with live and silent
auctions, and prizes. The outing benefits the Helen L. Diller Vacation
Home for Blind Children and more than a dozen Cape May County charities.
Avalon Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament
Do Avalon - Preseason Edition: Avalon really is cooler by a mile! For more than a century, Avalon has
been a popular vacation destination for beach lovers everywhere. Located
on the Seven Mile Island, sharing the island with Stone Harbor to the
south, this island offers a unique charm that you won't find anywhere
else. You will certainly be surprised at how much there is to do within
the small town of Avalon, especially in the off season.
Do Avalon: Preseason Edition
Do Stone Harbor - Preseason Edition: Stone Harbor is a place of pure joy, special memories, and family
traditions. It is full of sandy beaches, a shopping district, top-rated
eateries and so much more! Read on to take a peek beyond the normal
summer activities that make Stone Harbor so special. Learn to enjoy the
town in a new way leading up to the 2021 season.
Do Stone Harbor: Preseason Edition
2021 Avalon Information & Recreation Guide Is Here! Now posted on the Borough website, you can go through the guide to view
everything Avalon has in store for you this year (Covid-19 restrictions
willing, of course!):
Information & Recreation Guide
Virtual Library Programs: Have you caught an Online Story Time or registered for a Book Club yet? The Avalon Free Public Library is
currently offering free virtual programs.
Registration is required; some sessions may be limited.
Avalon Free Public Library
More Library Resources: Don't
forget that many public libraries offer a variety of resources to allow
you access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, newspapers and more,
all available online 24/7 and completely free. Check out Avalon's
offerings below, or visit your local library's website for more
Avalon Free Public Library - Digital Offerings
The Virtual Wetlands Experience: Check out The Virtual Wetlands Experience, an online gateway to The Wetlands Institute.
There you'll find resources for parents, students, and educators; virtual Institute tours and animal encounters; community connections; and much more.
Cape May County Zoo: The zoo is open every day
from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Safety measures are being put in place and the
capacity of the zoo will be watched closely to ensure it doesn't get
overcrowded with guests.
Cape May County Zoo
Open For Business: In these challenging times our local business partners are in need of
your support. These local business owners are members of our community,
employers of our neighbors, and providers of an amazing array of food
and services that keep our community diverse and vibrant. Check out the
list of local businesses that are
Seven Mile Island |
Cape May County
- Recreation Departments:
Stone Harbor Recreation
- Borough Websites:
| Borough of Stone
- Chambers of Commerce:
Chamber of Commerce |
Harbor Chamber of Commerce
7900 Dune Drive, 210, Avalon, $325,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211296
7888 Dune Drive, 210, Avalon, $339,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211292
7888 Dune Drive, 128, Avalon, $351,500, ACTIVE MLS#: 211295
270 36th Street, Avalon, $2,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211274
74 38th Street, Avalon, $9,350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211261
Properties Under Contract:
414 Avalon Blvd., Avalon Manor, $165,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 190130
7888 Dune Drive, 124, Avalon, $349,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 189703
9511 Sunset Drive, 401, Stone Harbor, $420,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 210451
2655 Dune Drive, B, Avalon, $599,999, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 210526
2326 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,095,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211265
7888 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,499,999, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185665
156 102nd Street, Stone Harbor, $2,400,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211178
10 E. 23rd Street, Avalon, $2,995,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211277
337 93rd Street, Stone Harbor, $3,100,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 204506
193 18th Street, Avalon, $3,495,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211192
3955 Dune Drive, Avalon, $3,495,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211059
11 Heron Drive, Avalon, $5,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211293
7888 Dune Drive, 101, Avalon, $302,250, SOLD MLS#: 210857
107 30th Street, 107, Avalon, $695,000, SOLD MLS#: 204175
280 85th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 204499
4351 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,710,000, SOLD MLS#: 210465
163 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, $2,155,000, SOLD MLS#: 204298
4388 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $3,207,500, SOLD MLS#: 204387
150 113th Street, Stone Harbor, $4,375,000, SOLD MLS#: 202919
*Details are subject to change.
Information is current at the time of posting; please visit their corresponding websites for the most up-to-date information, changes or cancellations.