Doug Wear
Weekly News - September 24, 2020
VISIT STONE HARBOR THIS WEEKEND for a celebration! Friday evening is September Hospitality Night - shop, sip & stroll the business district from 6pm to 9pm and enjoy live music throughout the downtown and fantastic deals inside their businesses. Saturday is Stone Harbor En Blanc. Dine out wearing white at one of Stone Harbor's restaurants, get takeout and host your own, or make reservations for 81st St. Marina for Sunset En Blanc.

Learn More: Saving September This Weekend in Stone Harbor
Stone Harbor Weekend Event

THE ARMY CORPS' contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company is conducting dredging in the federal channel of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway between markers 386 to 397 (west of Stone Harbor and Avalon). Gull Island and Sturgeon Island, are low lying marsh islands being restored to replace lost marsh habitat for wading birds and enhance march resilience for coastal communities. Work is estimated to continue through late October.

Learn More: Intracoastal Waterway Dredging Commences to Restore Lost Marsh Habitat on Gull Island and Sturgeon Island
2020 CENSUS: As the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census fast approaches, Cape May County residents and second homeowners are urged to go online, to call, or to complete the form sent to them by the US Census Bureau. The deadline for this opportunity to participate as a self-response provider is September 30. Census forms and invitations to complete the 2020 Census were mailed to every household in March; follow-up forms were sent in August.

Learn More: Deadline for Census Self-Reporting is September 30, 2020

THE AVALON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE AVALON HISTORY CENTER remain open with limited services, and continue with virtual programming through October via video conferencing and digital links. Visits to both facilities will be limited to 20 minutes, masks are required to enter and there will be a limited occupancy to support social distancing. In addition to browsing for materials, patrons will also have access to public computers, scan/fax and copier service for sessions limited to 15 minutes.

Learn More: Avalon Free Public Library Announces Virtual Programming in October
THE WETLANDS INSTITUTE recently kicked off the 2020-2021 season of its Nature Education for Homeschool Students and Teachers (NEHST) program. For nearly two decades, The Wetlands Institute has provided homeschoolers with engaging learning experiences that immerse them in science and nature, and encourage exploration and discovery. Last year, the Institute restructured the NEHST program, expanding the curriculum into three semesters -- Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Each semester includes three monthly lessons that build upon the semester's theme, and each monthly lesson includes classroom instruction, outdoor activities, scientific experiments and exploration, and related at-home extension activities that are ideal for getting the whole family involved in a world of discovery.

Learn More: Reimagining Remote Learning With The Wetlands Institute

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 information:

Learn More: Avalon | Stone Harbor | 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  |  Email:
Events & 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 event information:
  • Saving September Weekend Stone Harbor Sip & Shop: Shoppers will be treated to live acoustic music throughout Stone Harbor's downtown district, while strolling through the many boutiques and businesses offering complimentary “sips” outside of each participating business.

    September 25th & 26th: Saving September Weekend Stone Harbor Sip & Shop
  • Stone Harbor Farmers Market: The Stone Harbor Farmers Market is extended after another great summer! Sundays from 8:00am - 12:30pm at 95th Street & 2nd Avenue.

    Through September 27th: Stone Harbor Farmers Market
  • Dining on 7 Mile Island: Check out a list of some of the great places to dine, get takeout or delivery, and support our local businesses!

    7 Mile Island Restaurants Open for Dining, Takeout and Delivery
  • 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 information!

    Avalon Free Public Library - Digital Offerings
  • The Wetlands Institute: Weekends are a great time for an adventure in exploration and discovery at The Wetlands Institute! They worked hard to put procedures in place to keep both visitors and staff safe & healthy, and are ready to welcome you back.

    The Wetlands Institute
  • 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
  • Do the Shore: Are you spending time down the shore but not sure how to fill your free time? Here a few things you can do in Cape May County to have fun and get out of the house:

    13 Ways To Do The Shore
  • 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 open:

    Seven Mile Island  |  Cape May County

  • Event Cancellations & Postponements: Cape May County Herald
  • Recreation Departments: Avalon Recreation  |  Stone Harbor Recreation 
  • Borough Websites: Avalon Borough  |  Borough of Stone Harbor
  • Chambers of Commerce: Avalon Chamber of Commerce  |  Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce
New Listings:
9303 Third Avenue, #6, Stone Harbor, $599,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 203565

76 W. 28th Street, #202, Avalon, $799,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203542

223 29th Street, East, Avalon, $1,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203627

277 94th Street, West, Stone Harbor, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203591

220 110th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203574

283 19th Street, Avalon, $2,199,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203597

9314 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203548

4509 4th Ave., Avalon, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203537

8514 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $2,895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 203560
Properties Under Contract:

7800 Dune Drive, Unit 127, Avalon, $288,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 202448

351 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $330,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 202587

246 99th Street, Unit 4, Stone Harbor, $449,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203353

246 99th Street, Unit 3, Stone Harbor, $459,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203352

15 99th Street, Apt. A, Stone Harbor, $597,500, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 200907

422 99th Street, Unit 2 - 2nd Floor, Stone Harbor, $715,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203539

300 79th Street, Unit A5, Avalon, $769,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203453

440 20th Street, 2nd Floor Unit B, Avalon, $779,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203509

9201 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $849,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 202920

151 95th Street, Unit 8, Stone Harbor, $875,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203058

6498 Ocean Drive, Unit A, Avalon, $949,900, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203485

5765 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,449,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 201655

221 98th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203203

110 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203570

4465 Fourth Avenue, Avalon, $2,675,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203374

128 31st Street, Avalon, $2,675,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185231

141 30th Street, Avalon, $2,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 200774

150 113th Street, Stone Harbor, $4,595,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 202919
Properties Sold:
46 Stone Court, Stone Harbor, $600,000, SOLD MLS#: 202275

378 83rd Street, Unit 6, Stone Harbor, $725,000, SOLD MLS#: 189594

131 31st Street, Avalon, $779,000, SOLD MLS#: 202657

220 110th Street, Stone Harbor, $925,000, SOLD MLS#: 200972

230 101st Street, East Unit, Stone Harbor, $1,525,000, SOLD MLS#: 202100

214 47th Street, Avalon, $1,750,000, SOLD MLS#: 201347

226 45th Street, Avalon, $2,150,000, SOLD MLS#: 202392

7629 Sunset, Avalon, $2,400,000, SOLD MLS#: 202627

813 Sunrise Drive, Avalon, $2,550,000, SOLD MLS#: 201733

159 27th Street, Avalon, $2,850,000, SOLD MLS#: 201863

217 102nd Street, Stone Harbor, $2,875,000, SOLD MLS#: 202923

315 58 Street, Avalon, $3,205,000, SOLD MLS#: 190435

65 S. Pelican Drive, Avalon, $3,478,000, SOLD MLS#: 202034

132 38th Street, Avalon, $3,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 201236

214 62nd Street, Avalon, $3,875,000, SOLD MLS#: 202660

275 65th Street, Avalon, $3,900,000, SOLD MLS#: 201964

187 68th, Avalon, $4,775,000, SOLD MLS#: 201972

4868 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $6,300,000, SOLD MLS#: 202032

5609 Dune Drive, Avalon, $7,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 187760

4099 Bayberry Drive, Avalon, $10,400,000, SOLD MLS#: 188154

*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.

Douglas Wear
Ferguson Dechert Real Estate

2789 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202

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



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