AVALON’S BOROUGH COUNCIL formally introduced a budget with no tax increase. Council will make a full budget presentation at the March 23rd council meeting. According to Mayor Martin Pagliughi, “Avalon is in a position to continue to pay down debt, finance virtually every capital improvement project without extra borrowing, and improve the level of services provided to our community while not increasing the municipal tax rate.” That’s certainly good news to all Avalon property owners!
NEARLY 600 PAIRS of ospreys live throughout New Jersey, according to a survey recently released by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation. The figure is up about 10 percent since 2009, and up dramatically from the estimated 50 pairs that inhabited the state in the 1970s, thanks to environmental efforts. Osprey nests are producing an average of 1.75 chicks per nest, more than enough to sustain the population. The back bays of Avalon and Stone Harbor are home to a high concentration of osprey nests.
The way it was…the Stone Harbor Railroad once connected 96th Street with Cape May Court House. Above, a “railbus” style locomotive crosses the 96thStreet Bridge headed into Stone Harbor.
SHOP-A-HOLICS WEEKEND is planned at The Princeton and The Whitebrier from March 3rd to 6th. A variety of Avalon stores will also participate this year, and many will run specials. The annual event will benefit the Play With Jack Foundation, which raises funds to fight cancer in memory of Jack Cremin. For more details on the event click here: http://www.
REOPENING THIS WEEKEND are the Concord Café, The Pudgie Pelican, and Marabella’s Restaurant! With just over two weeks till the official start of spring, each week brings a little bit more activity to the Island!
PLAN AHEAD to meet the Easter Bunny! Catch him aboard the Cape May Lewes Ferry on Saturday, March 26th at 9am or 10:30am! Click here for more information: www.CMLF.com/
If you’d rather ride the rails with the Easter Bunny that same day, catch him aboard the Cape May Seashore Lines Easter Bunny Express, departing from nearby Tuckahoe. For information click here: http://www.
- Wetlands Institute Lunch ‘n Learn, topic is ‘Horseshoe Crab Rescue at Fortescue Beach,’ bring your lunch; coffee & dessert will be provided, 11:45AM-1PM, Friday, March 11
- Stone Harbor Shiver, registration at Fred’s Tavern at 9:30AM, plunge at the 96th Street Beach following the parade which begins at11:45AM, visit www.StoneHarborBeach.com
for info, Saturday, March 12
- Avalon Home and Land Owners’ Association meeting, Council Members Chuck Covington & Dr. Nancy Hudanich discuss Avalon’s ’16 budget, Avalon Senior Center, 10AM, Saturday, March 12
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration in Sea Isle City, begins at 83rd & East Landis to 63rd & Landis, call 609-263-6341 for info, 3:30PM,Saturday, March 12
- Big Band Dance featuring the Star Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, March 12
- Stone Harbor’s Bulk Pick-up, items to curb up to 72 hours prior to pick-up beginning after 7AM on Monday, March 14
- Covered Dish Dinner at The Wetlands Institute, topic is ‘The Father of Gentle Architecture: The Legacy of Malcolm Wells,’ please bring a dish to share with at least 8 people, 6-7:30PM, Friday, March 18
- Cape May County Zoo ‘Eggstravaganzoo,’ free family fun, Easter egg hunt, crafts, education stations, live animals, photo with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera!), more, 10AM-2PM, Saturday, March 19
- Ocean Drive Marathon 5K Run & 1.5 Mile Fun Run, 26.2 mile point to point course through the scenic islands of Cape May County, begins in Cape May & finishes in Sea Isle City, visit ODMarathon.org for info, 9AM start, Sunday, March 20
- Wetlands Institute Lunch ‘n Learn, topic is ‘Habitat Restoration at Stone Harbor Point,’ bring your lunch; coffee & dessert will be provided, 11:45AM-1PM, Friday, March 25
- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, hot & cold buffet selections, photos with Mr. Bunny, Easter egg hunt, more, Cape May Ferry Terminal, call 800-643-3779 for info, seatings at 9AM & 10:30AM, Saturday, March 26
- Wetlands Institute Turtle Fest, pancake breakfast, games, prizes, crafts, more, 9AM-3PM, Saturday, March 26
- Stone Harbor Easter Egg Hunt, Stone Harbor Firehouse, 1PM, Saturday, March 26
- Stone Harbor Job Fair, Coffee Talk & other Stone Harbor businesses will be represented at 299-97th Street with information on available summer positions, 11AM-3PM, Saturday, April 9
- Cape May Traditional Jazz Society presents the ‘Mary Lou Newnam Jazz Band,’ proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, April 10
Just reduced, this stunning professionally decorated, 3 bedroom/3 bath, 2-story condo is move-in ready for your summer enjoyment. If being in the center of town and walking to everything is for you, so is this condo! Take a look at the photos.
2322 Dune Dr., Avalon, $719,000, ACTIVE MLS# 162123
Enjoy one of Avalon’s most unique homes and the recently added pool on this oversize 80 x 110 corner lot. If you prefer to build your dream house, this lot will accommodate a 6,000 sq. ft. home.
4656 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,395,000, ACTIVE MLS# 168490
Walk one block to the beach and town from this beautiful condo that was totally renovated in 2014. The 4 units share a large pool. This property is a great choice to enter the Avalon market at an affordable price.
109 30th St., Avalon, $459,000, ACTIVE MLS# 165838
Beautifully decorated high-end 5 bedroom home with detached garage at the right price. Take a look at the photos; newer properties at this price point seldom appear on the market.
261 45th St., Avalon, $1,569,000, ACTIVE MLS# 168273 – Under Contract
This south-end 4-bedroom Bayfront townhouse with a boat slip and a garage, has unobstructed sunset views. Interior was completely renovated down to the studs in 2011, and the exterior was refurbished in January, 2016.
6660 Ocean Dr., South Unit, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS# 168272
Beautiful brand new Tom Welsh home with a pool in Stone Harbor. Lovely wall colors and stunning kitchen. Walk to the beach or the center of town.
249 88th St., Stone Harbor, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS# 163969 – Reduced
Enjoy incredible views of the bay, wetlands, Cedar Island, and daily sunsets from your 3-bedroom Camalon condo. The only condo available in the Camalon, this unit has a new kitchen and its own boat slip.
1688 Ocean Dr., Unit A-3, Avalon, $689,000, ACTIVE MLS# 167341 – Reduced
Build your beach front dream house in Stone Harbor. Just reduced by $250K, to well below assessed lot value. This lot is 75′ wide across the beach front, providing spectacular ocean views.
2 100th St., Stone Harbor, $3,099,000. ACTIVE MLS# 159871 – Under Contract
Enjoy life in this beautiful, fully furnished, 6 bedroom/5.5 bath home in Avalon’s desirable South-end. Walk just 1.5 blocks to the widest section of Avalon’s beaches. If you would rather be pool-side, you will love this unique and amazing cabana.
249 76th St., Avalon, $2,195,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS# 165654 – Under Contract
Just reduced by $200K, this spectacular 6 bedroom home with a pool and wraparound porch sits on an oversize 70 x 110 lot. Beautiful decor, this property must be seen.
385 93rd St., Stone Harbor, $2,295,000, ACTIVE MLS# 165563
Just reduced by $400K, this home sits on an oversize beach block corner lot, it’s the 4th house from the beach. Utility poles and wires are being removed from this block to enhance your ocean view. This is an opportunity at $ 2.295m.
115 120th St., Stone Harbor, $2,295,000, ACTIVE MLS# 165421
Just listed, this is the only available unit in The Avalon condos at 700 First Ave. This popular building has a large pool and inlet views from the condo.
115 119th St., Stone Harbor, $2,045,000, ACTIVE MLS# 160910 – Under Contract
571 Avalon, Avalon Manor, $350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168719
695 22nd Street, Avalon, $499,900, ACTIVE MLS#: 168722
8001 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $549,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168692
627 22nd Street, Avalon, $780,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168687
9600 First Avenue, Stone Harbor, $875,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168713
308 78th Street, Avalon, $1,145,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168645
26 W 11th Street, Avalon, $1,575,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168725
3088 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168711
202 75th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168636
4099 Bayberry Drive, Avalon, $5,395,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 168672
295 80th Street, Avalon, $610,000, SOLD MLS#: 164970