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"Never put off till tomorraw what you can do
today"
-- Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

It's nearly 2 weeks since the New Year started. Are you still living with your resolutions or are they a memory? We know, it's been so cold and snowy ... it's hard. You can shovel and clear off your car, or you can make snow angels and dream about the beach in Avalon and Stone Harbor. Consider this: it is only 135 days until Memorial Day Weekend. (19 weeks). If your Action Item List includes finalize your 2018 summer vacation, click here for the form. If owning your own seashore retreat in Avalon and Stone Harbor, put your wishes in an email so we can put together the perfect vacation home tour for you.

Holly and her team


Victorian Home Demolition
A family who once owned and resided in an historical home on 6th Street is asking the borough to stay a demolition planned for February. The home, built between 1895 and 1900, is one of the borough's oldest homes. Although vacant, the developer who bought the property expects the home be torn down so a newer residential structure can be built overlooking the water views of Townsend's Inlet. The family has launched an effort to preserve the structure; the proposal involves moving the house to the parking lot next to the History Center. Time is short for the borough to consider the proposal, and there are no policies and practices in place for the use of public funds for historical preservation.

Stone Harbor Bulkhead Height Ordinance
Though the height of bulkheads is mandated by borough ordinances, raising the bulkhead height is being considered because of the steady rise in sea level and an increase in bayside flooding. Stockton University Coastal Research Center has completed a study mapping the elevations of the bayside bulkheads. This study relies on average tidal range while the borough regulations are set at 7.5' about mean sea level. According to a CapeMayCounty Herald.com article there are about 50 bulkheads that are significantly lower than the prevalent height of 6-6.5'. The resulting gaps in the bulkhead wall gives way to nuisance flooding during major rain events, extreme high tides and weather events causing high wave action. The borough is reviewing forecasts by FEMA for projected water heights 10, 20 and 50 years in to the future. Council member, Raymond Parzych states that "We need to do something short-term about the 40-50 bulkheads that are so low they frequently allow flooding of the whole community." The debate must also include the issue of how property owners are to afford the new bulkheads.

Atlantic City Electric Project
The new substation on 60th Street is now complete with new utility poles from 60th Street south into Stone Harbor. This upgrade of the feeder distribution will provide better reliability and faster recovery in case of a power outage. New electrical distribution lines will be run along the east side of Dune Drive from 80th Street to 34/35th Street replacing old wood poles with slightly larger new wood poles as well as replacement of older transformers. The street lighting will be replaced with LED lights for enhanced safety, a uniform appearance along the main thoroughfare, better efficiency and improved cost savings.

Tips for Seven Mile Island Property Owners - Frozen Pipe Protection
Avalon Borough's website has published pipe protection tips in coordination with the Middlesex Water Company. Property owners should have taken steps to properly winterize their homes. Just in case you have not winterized for severe cold weather, check the tips here.

Groundhog Day is Friday, February 2nd; this day marks the midpoint between the winter solstice and spring equinox. We hope the legend holds and that the groundhog does not see its shadow meaning that spring is right around the corner.

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Call us today 609-967-0289 to make your plans to come to Seven Mile Island!
 
Relax on Beach
"The most important thing is to enjoy your life -- to be happy -- it's all that matters."
-- Audry Hepburn
 
Upcoming Events
 
  • January 15th - Knitting, Avalon Free Public Library, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
  • January 16th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • January 16th - Basket Weaving Workshop, registration required, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am - 4 pm.
  • January 16th - Drop-In Tech Workshops: Windows Computers and Android 10:00 - 11:30 am; Apple Computers iPads, iPhones 11:30 am - 1 pm, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 16th - Stone Harbor Council Work Session 3 - 4:30 pm; Borough Council Meeting 4:30 - 6 pm.
  • January 17th - Romance Book Club, "The Traitor's Wife: A Novel" 6 pm - 7:30 pm, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 17th - Stone Harbor Senior Fun Day, Bridge and Card Games, 1 - 3 pm, Stone Harbor American Legion Post #331.
  • January 18th - Teatime at the History Center, 11 am, 215 39th Street.
  • January 18th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • January 18th - Classic Film - Rear Window (1954), 6 pm, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 20th - Fralinger String Band, Mummers music at the Avalon Free Public Library, 1 pm.
  • January 20th - Creative Writing, 10 am - 12 pm, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 22nd - Knitting, Avalon Free Public Library, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
  • January 22nd - Scrabble, Avalon Free Public Library, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
  • January 23rd - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • January 24th - Genealogy Workshop - Beginning Your Family Research, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am - 12 pm.
  • January 24th - Stone Harbor Senior Fun Day, Bridge and Card Games, 1 - 3 pm, Stone Harbor American Legion Post #331.
  • January 25th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • January 25th - Drop-In Tech Workshops: Windows Computers and Android 10:00 - 11:30 am; Apple Computers iPads, iPhones 11:30 am - 1 pm, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 25th - Mystery Book Club, "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie, 6 - 7:30, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 27th - Genealogy Workshop - Irish and Italian Research, 1 pm – 3 pm, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 29th - Library Apps for Apple, 5 - 6 pm, Avalon Free Public Library.
  • January 29th - Knitting, Avalon Free Public Library, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
  • January 30th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • January 31st - Stone Harbor Senior Fun Day, Bridge and Card Games, 1 - 3 pm, Stone Harbor American Legion Post #331.
  • February 1st - Stone Harbor Mayors Wellness Campaign Kick Off! 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Stone Harbor Recreation Center.
  • February 1st - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • February 3rd - Barber Shop Quartet Performance by Cape Shore Chorus, 1 - 2 pm, Avalon History Center, 215 39th Street.
  • February 5th - Knitting, Avalon Free Public Library, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
  • February 6th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • February 8th - Stone Harbor Mayors Wellness Campaign Week 2 Lecture 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Stone Harbor Recreation Center.
  • February 8th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • February 12th - Knitting, Avalon Free Public Library, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
  • February 13th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
  • February 14th - Stone Harbor Senior Fun Day, Bridge and Card Games, 1 - 3 pm, Stone Harbor American Legion Post #331.
  • February 15th - Stone Harbor Mayors Wellness Campaign Week 3 Lecture 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Stone Harbor Recreation Center.
  • February 15th - Story Time, stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages, Avalon Free Public Library, 10 am.
 
Featured Listing
 
141 65th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
141 65th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
 
Featured Vacation Rental
 
303 39th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
303 39th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
New Listings
 
4099 Bayberry, Avalon, NJ 08202   174 South Pelican Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
100 115th Street Stone Harbor, NJ 08247   288 63rd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
11713 Paradise Drive, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247   171 35th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
127 94th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247   929 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
 
8800 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247   234 110 th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
 
580 Avalon, Avalon Manor, NJ 08202   309 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
 
Sold Properties
 
 
104 113th Street, $3,250,000, SOLD
MLS# 177417
  9001 First Avenue, $3,066,000, SOLD
MLS#: 174770
 
455 104th Street, $2,900,000, SOLD
MLS#: 177744
  74 East 14th Street, $2,647,500, SOLD
MLS#: 178480
 
76 West 33rd Street, $2,000,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176367
  627 24th Street, $1,995,000, SOLD
MLS#: 179417
 
10805 First Avenue, $1,900,000, SOLD
MLS#: 178564
  566 7th Street, $1,830,000, SOLD
MLS#: 179164
 
623 Ocean Drive, $1,700,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176657
  137 98th Street, $1,475,000, SOLD
MLS#: 175052
 
6680 Ocean Drive - South Unit, $1,430,000, SOLD
MLS#: 174353
  4651 Ocean Driver, $1,250,000, SOLD
MLS#: 172347
 
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