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The weather for the past month has been unseasonably warm and a perfect time for a weekend trip to Avalon and Stone Harbor. The monarch butterflies are making their passage southward through Cape May County, and have been spotted in large numbers resting on trees, shrubs, and dunes. Join the Monarchs and return to Seven Mile Island and enjoy a stroll on the beach.

Townsend's Inlet Bridge Rehab - Cape May County freeholders have authorized a contract for a "brief

Holly and her team

bridge replacement. Last spring the bridge's substructure was repaired and the bridge has been open since the repairs were completed. The bridge is now 78 years old; the structure was built for truck weights weighing up to 17.5 tons. Trucks today average 40 tons, according to the Dale Foster, a Cape May County Engineer. The study is looking into replacing some of the seven sections of the bridge. The study will examine the cost effectiveness of a span by span replacement.

Throwing Shade for Beach Tents, Cabanas and Canopies - Many beach lovers have been complaining about the oversized tents on the beach. Are the large canopies blocking the water views for not only beach goers but also lifeguards? Shore towns up and down the coast have been considering this hot-button topic. Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Long Beach and Seaside Heights have recently passed ordinances to regulate or ban large tents.

Stone Harbor Borough Council has debated the issue of "beach spreading". Opinions do vary. Some speculate that, without any regulation, more tents will be pitched in the towns that allow them. A beach tag is an admission pass to beach access and a change in regulation would be a potential deterrent to the beach not being overtaken by portable popup tents. Some parents like the protection from aggressive seagulls in search of food as well as well as overexposure to the sun. No regulations are being imposed at this time but mandates under consideration are that all tents have open sides and maintain adequate spacing from other tents, as well as determining size and distance standards from the water line.

Welcome Walter - Come visit the Cape May County Park & Zoo and meet Walter, the new baby Bactrian camel with two humps. He is now 6 months old and comes from the foothill of the Himalayas. This camel is considered an endangered species, with only 1,000 left in existence.

Save the Date - Special Events - The Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Kids' Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 28th from 11 am - 4 pm. The event will include fall crafts, free hayrides, fun activities and trick or treating through the shops at the downtown shopping district. Come to see the creepy, crawly, and cute costumes!

The Avalon Recreation Department presents "Trunk of Treat" on Saturday, October 28th from 5-7 pm, featuring a car decorating contest, pumpkin decorating and hay rides on the beach plus funnel cake, cotton candy and caramel apples. Come to the 29th Street Parking Lot by 4:45 pm sharp.

Avalon and Stone Harbor Real Estate -
If you are thinking of buying a shore home, the fall season is a great time to do so. Many homes are unoccupied and easy to preview. If you are planning to buy and update your home, you have the fall, winter and spring to prepare your home for the summer season. If you plan on buying to rent your home, buy now and control your rates and availability for next season. Sellers are looking to move on or up, not wanting to carry their home through another fall/winter season. Prices will be higher next year, giving you more purchasing power now. Call me for the best value in your price range today.

If you are thinking of selling, the only team to work with is the Holly Rennie team and Ferguson Dechert Real Estate. The team has sold 44% MORE Avalon homes than the closest competitor and MORE homes than the combined sales of the next four agencies. I am proud to have listed and sold more Avalon homes than any other agent on the island to date with more in the pipeline to close! We list as many homes as the combined listings of the next three agencies and sell 45% of our own listings. Our team gets the job done.


Call us today 609-967-0289 to make your plans to come to Seven Mile Island!
Now is the perfect time to look around if you are thinking of buying in Avalon and Stone Harbor.
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"October. And all at once summer collapsed into fall."
-- Oscar Wilde
Upcoming Events
  • October 14th - Avalon Dune Grass Planting, Community Hall 8:30 am
  • October 14th - Big Band Dance, Fred Hall Band, Community Hall 7 pm
  • October 15th - Avalon Lions Club Past Night, Windrift Restaurant, 5-8 pm
  • October 21st - Miss Avalon Pageant, Avalon Elementary School, 6 pm
  • Qctober 28th - Avalon Recreation "Trunk or Treat" , 30th Street Parking, 5 pm
  • Qctober 28th - Stone Harbor Kids' Harvest Festival, Downtown Shopping District, 11 am - 4 pm
  • October 31st - Trick or Treat throughout the Avalon and Stone Harbor Borough, 5-8pm
  • November 4th - Big Band Dance, Tony DeLuca and the Paisans, Avalon Community Hall, 7pm
  • November 11th - American Legion Veterans Day Ceremony, Veterans Plaza, 11 am
  • November 11th - American Legion Veterans Day Ceremony, 1617 2nd Avenue, 12 pm
Featured Listing
141 65th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
141 65th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
New Listings
4555 Dune, Avalon, NJ 08202   7668 Sunset Avalon, NJ 08202
76 E. 26th Street Avalon, NJ 08202   94 E. 14th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
27 Flamingo, Avalon, NJ 08202   166 69th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
26 E. 11th Street Avalon, NJ 08202   165 75th Avalon, NJ 08202
25 Flamingo Avalon, NJ 08202   222 70th Avalon, NJ 08202
4502 Fifth, Avalon, NJ 08202   10801 Sunset, Stone Harbor, NJ 08251
Sold Properties
7 86th, $3,450,000, SOLD
MLS# 173754
  444 22nd Street, $3,475,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176600
131 21st Street, $2,165,000, SOLD
MLS#: 174757
  1269 First Avenue, $2,125,000, SOLD
MLS#: 175038
35 E 12th Street, $1,947,500, SOLD
MLS#: 172524
  129 114th Street, $1,750,000, SOLD
MLS#: 169704
278 63rd Street, $1,745,000, SOLD
MLS#: 167290
  9411 Sunset Drive, $1,640,000, SOLD
MLS#: 174245
989 First Avenue, $1,425,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176044
  2658 Avalon Avenue, $1,425,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176167
11008 Second Avenue, $1,375,000, SOLD
MLS#: 172957
  36 W 22nd Street, $1,295,000, SOLD
MLS#: 176432
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