Weekly News - December 8, 2022
Traffic Alert: Repairs to Great Channel Bridge
Repairs to the Great Channel Bridge
along CR 619 (Ocean Drive) that connects Middle Township to Stone Harbor
will be starting shortly. The work, under the supervision of Cape
May County, includes underdeck structural steel repairs and the
replacement of the fender system. To safely complete the work, traffic
across the bridge will be restricted to a single lane alternating
traffic using a temporary traffic signal. This set up will be in
place starting on December 7, 2022 and is expected to be in place until
early May, 2023. Please exercise caution as you head south from
our Borough or if you are heading north to Stone Harbor!
National Flood Insurance Program
Rating System - Substantial Improvement Requirements
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires that if the cost of
reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or other improvements to a
building equals or exceeds 50% of the building’s assessed value, the
building must meet the same construction requirements as a new building.
Substantially damaged buildings must also be brought up to the same
standards. If a residence is damaged so that the cost of repairs equals
or exceeds 50% of the building’s value (before it was damaged), it must
be elevated above the base flood elevation. You may get this elevation
from the Construction Office in Borough Hall or call (609) 967-4220
Ever dream of owning an entire block at the Jersey Shore?
Well, there’s an opportunity to do just that — at least for
the rarified few who can afford a full block site in one of the most
expensive zip codes in New Jersey. The Princeton and Whitebrier
Block, as the property is called in the listing, spans from Dune Drive
to Ocean Drive and 20th to 21st Streets in Avalon. It is at the
intersection of the borough’s main commercial district and high-end
Entire block up for sale in Jersey Shore town
The Wetlands Institute
Our group outreach
programs are expanding! We’re excited to announce the addition of our
adult-focused Group Outreach Programs. These programs bring a variety of
local animals and topics to your organization, with more in-depth
content tailored to an adult-only audience. All programs feature live
animals and the opportunity to touch and interact – because you’re never
too old to keep learning!
We offer six different Adult Outreach
Programs and are booking now.
Avalon Police Department 4th Annual Toy Drive Is Underway!
Here is an announcement by our police department
regarding their annual toy drive that helps children and families who
have been exposed to domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. You can
donate a toy in the lobby of the police department located at 30th
Street and Dune Drive. Many thanks to Avalon Police, Fire, Public Works,
Recreation, and countless volunteers from the 7 Mile Business Community
Association, and others, for assisting with our Thanksgiving weekend
Community Info & Activities*
The Santa Express ~ Through Christmas 2022: The Santa Express operates every weekend from the Saturday after
Thanksgiving until Christmas. Join them on a 75 minute trip departing
from either Richland Village or Tuckahoe Village. Also available is The
Santa Starlight Express, which operates on select weeknight evenings
starting on Friday Dec. 9th until Christmas, and Friday Dec 23rd.
Seashore Lines Santa Express
The Wetlands Institute
With only two weekends left in the 2022 Toys for Tots
collection, there's still time to drop off a toy for a child in
need - but you have to act fast! You can drop off a new,
unwrapped toy here at The Wetlands Institute the weekend of
12/10-12/11 anytime from 9:30-4:30 (Saturday or Sunday). To
date, Toys for Tots has distributed 627 million toys to 281
million children across the country. Last year in Cape May
County, more than 18,000 toys found their ways in…
Kids’ Event: Happy Noon Year! ~ December 31, 2022: Kids and their families are invited to ring in 2023 in style! Visit the
Avalon Free Public Library for a story, entertainment, cookies, and our
famous apple juice champagne!
Kids’ Event: Happy Noon Year!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks ~ December 31, 2022: Dusk, 30th Street Beach & Surfside Park: The second annual celebration
returns to Avalon with fireworks to kick off 2023. Bring the family and
enjoy music, crafts, and hot chocolate at Surfside Park followed by a
beautiful display of lights from the 30th Street beach.
Avalon's New Year's Eve Fireworks
Seasonal Science Activities -
The Wetlands Institute
We believe children and
adults learn a great deal through moments of self-exploration.
Each month we will offer a new self-guided science activity or
craft related to seasonal changes in nature. We provide the
supplies and you create the learning! Possible activities
related to migration, geology, outdoor exploration, nature
crafts, simple science experiments and much more! Saturday and
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm Free with admission
The Wetlands Institute:
See what is happening at The Wetlands Institute. Check out their
events calendar and join in
for an adventure in exploration and discovery!
The Wetlands Institute
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 in person and virtual programs.
Registration is required; some sessions may be limited.
Avalon Free Public Library
Holiday Beach Tags
Beach season will be here before you know it! You can give
the gift of a summer on the Avalon & Stone Harbor beaches. The
popular holiday beach tags for the 2023 season are available
online while supplies last. Holiday beach tags are good for the
entire summer of 2023 beach season. They do not have to be
exchanged for "regular" beach tags. There is a small service fee
for ordering the tags online. The tags are mailed to you and
come in a decorative box for gifting!
Cape May County Zoo:
Our local County Park & Zoo are
FREE, however your donations help to keep them FREE! They are open every
day except Christmas (check their website for weather related closures).
Cape May County Zoo
Seasonal Beach Tags:
- Recreation Departments:
- Borough Websites:
- Chambers of Commerce:
165 63rd Street, Avalon, $15,700,000, ACTIVE
269 29th Street, East, Avalon, $1,999,999, ACTIVE
2488 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $907,000, ACTIVE
Properties Under Contract:
169 19th Street, Avalon, $4,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 223015
73 W 17th Street, Avalon, $3,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 222479
129 22nd Street, Avalon, $3,195,500, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 223559
700 First Avenue, 311, Avalon, $1,099,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#:
138 76th Street, Avalon, $7,300,000, SOLD
3349 Ocean Drive, 3349, Avalon, $1,750,000, SOLD
*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.