Doug Wear
Weekly News - October 10, 2019
RECORD TOURISM SEASON: Cape May County officials are crediting favorable summer weather for a likely record-breaking revenue season. In a news release, Cape May County Tourism Director Diane Wieland points to occupancy tax collection revenue up 8.4 percent from 2018 through July, totaling more than $7 million. The spike in occupancy tax collection indicates a minimal increase in room rates and a "substantial uptick" in overnight guests, according to county officials.

Learn More: 'Mind-Boggling' Summer Revenue In Cape May County, Officials Say
AVALON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: The Avalon Seafood Festival is set to be one of the best fall weekends of the year and is a must-do for visitors of all ages! Stop by Avalon’s Surfside Park Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm!

Learn More: Avalon Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival October 12-13th

Avalon Seafood Festival

NORTH END DRAINAGE PROJECT: Borough Engineer Thomas Thornton presented Mott MacDonald's formal recommendations to Avalon Borough Council for the north end drainage improvements. The study area was from 10th to 27th streets east of Avalon Avenue. Previous recommendations based on earlier design concepts focused on a new water collection system infrastructure of larger drainage pipes and the augmenting of both the 11th Street and 22nd Street pump stations. Those earlier concepts also involved improving the outfall system, with larger pipes, but still making use of the same locations, which discharge to both the inlet and the ocean."
Learn More: Avalon Hears Recommendations for North End Drainage Project
MONARCHS IN MIGRATION: This is the time of year when the light shifts, the once harsh sun has a shimmery orange glow and there is an invigorating crispness in the air. Nature pauses here in South Jersey for a while as many insects and birds follow aeons-old instinct to migrate to their warm winter palaces. Monarch butterflies (subspecies Danaus plexippus plexippus) are among the travelers frequenting our shores.

Learn More: Autumn In South Jersey Means Monarchs In Migration

Upcoming Events*
  • Through November 27, 2019 Holiday Community Food Drive - Benefits the Holy Redeemer Food Bank. The Avalon Lions, Avalon Free Public Library, Holy Redeemer Food Pantry and Avalon Acme Market partner with the local community to help feed the needy during the holiday season. Learn More: Holiday Community Food Drive
  • October 12-13, 2019: Avalon Seafood Festival - Featuring local, fresh seafood, live music, children's games, crafts and activities and shopping! Learn More: Avalon Seafood Festival
  • October 12, 2019: AHLOA Monthly Meeting - Avalon Senior Center, 10am. Learn More: AHLOA Monthly Meeting
  • October 12, 2019: Big Band Dance - Avalon Community Hall, 7pm. Learn More: Big Band Dance
  • October 13, 2019: Stone Harbor Garden Club Fashion Show - Yacht Club of Stone Harbor; Fashions provided by Shorely Chic. Learn More: Stone Harbor Garden Club Fashion Show
  • October 17-18, 2019: Avalon Garden Club Fall Fundraiser - Proceeds will be used for the beautification of Avalon Parks, Gardens and Islands. Bobby Dee's Rock' n Chair, 24th & Dune Drive, 11:30am - 2pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $18. Learn More: Avalon Garden Club Fall Fundraiser
  • October 22, 2019: Community Disabilities Awareness Day - This Cape May County event that offers information, food, music, and fun; not only for people with disabilities, but for all who are interested in the agencies and organizations that serve the citizens of Cape May County. Learn More: Cape May County Community Disabilities Awareness Day
  • October 26, 2019: Avalon Dune Grass Planting - Avalon Community Hall, 8:30am. Learn More: Avalon Dune Grass Planting
  • October 26, 2019: Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep - Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate at 60+ locations in New Jersey. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Both walk-ons and registered volunteers can participate. Learn More: Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep
  • October 26, 2019: Stone Harbor Kids' Harvest Festival - Trick or treat in Stone Harbor's downtown ships & businesses. Free hayrides. Learn More: Stone Harbor Kids' Harvest Festival
  • October 26, 2019: Boo at the Zoo - This event is free and open to the public. Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, games, candy, entertainment, animals, inflatable obstacle course, pirate ship and more. Learn More: Cape May County Park and Zoo
  • October 26, 2019: Avalon's Trunk or Treat - 30th Street Parking Lot, 5pm-7pm. Learn More: Avalon's Trunk or Treat
  • October 27, 2019: Avalon Lions Club Pasta Night - Let the Avalon Lions Club treat you a real taste of Italy, Avalon style! They’ll cook and serve you a great spaghetti and meatball dinner. There will also be raffles, auctions and live entertainment; $17 per person, $8 children under 12, takeout available. Served at the Windrift Hotel, 80th and the Beach, Avalon from 4:30 till 7:30 p.m. Learn More: Avalon Lions Club Pasta Night
  • October 31, 2019: 7 Mile Island Trick-or-Treating - Princes and princesses, ghosts and cowboys all are welcome during the island-wide trick-or-treating event. For property owners throughout Avalon and Stone Harbor who wish to be on the official route, be sure to register your address no later than October 25th; you will receive a wooden pumpkin to display on your lawn or door to indicate your participation. Learn More: 7 Mile Island Trick-or-Treating
  • November 11, 3019: American Legion Post 331 Veterans Day Ceremony - Veterans Plaza, Avalon; 11:00am. Learn More: American Legion Post 331 Veterans Day Ceremony
  • November 11, 3019: Stone Harbor American Legion Veterans Day Ceremony - 11617 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor; 12:00pm. Learn More: Stone Harbor American Legion Veterans Day Ceremony
  • The Wetlands Institute: Weekends are a great time to see what's happening at The Wetlands Institute. Check out their events calendar and join in for an adventure in exploration and discovery! Learn More: The Wetlands Institute
  • 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

New Listings:
162 96th Street, #3, Stone Harbor, $249,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189958

349 92nd Street, #2, Stone Harbor, $759,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189892

10 Marine Way, Avalon, $1,259,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189871

312 40th Street, West, Avalon, $1,449,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189916

310 40th Street, East, Avalon, $1,499,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189915

311 77th Street, Avalon, $2,399,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 189882
Properties Under Contract:
173 33rd Street, Avalon, $589,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 189721

103 30th Street, Avalon, $599,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185744

2138 Harbor Avenue, Avalon, $1,199,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 189641

378 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,599,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 187843

25 E. 15th Street, Avalon, $2,200,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 189813

218 119th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,295,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 189016
Properties Sold:
162 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $285,000, SOLD MLS#: 189264

351 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $585,000, SOLD MLS#: 184751

10818 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $625,000, SOLD MLS#: 187700

153 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, $660,000, SOLD MLS#: 187316

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

302 79th Street, Avalon, $1,209,000, SOLD MLS#: 189013

10905 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 189119

217 25th Street, Avalon, $1,265,000, SOLD MLS#: 189062

3365 First Avenue, Avalon, $2,000,000, SOLD MLS#: 188600

9815 Corinthian Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,175,000, SOLD MLS#: 187659

156 20th Street, Avalon, $2,350,000, SOLD MLS#: 188683

158 39th Street, Avalon, $2,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 186037

95 E. 11th Street, Avalon, $4,250,000, SOLD MLS#: 180142

*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



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