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News & Upcoming Local Events

Calendar is subject to change. Events are current at the time of posting; please visit their corresponding websites for the most up-to-date information, changes or cancellations.

 

  EVENTS & LOCAL INFO: News

IN THE NEWS 4/17/2024:

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established national limits for six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in drinking water. The substances, known by the initials PFAS, are nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they barely degrade, are very heat resistant, and are nearly impossible to destroy, so they can linger for very long periods in air, water and soil. The Borough of Stone Harbor has been testing for these chemicals well in advance of the new regulation and to date, no PFAS has been detected in Stone Harbor’s water supply. The Borough will continue to monitor for these chemicals on a routine basis, however, we are confident that our water supply is safe and free of these forever chemicals. The EPA estimates that between only 6% and 10% of the drinking water systems will be affected by this regulation.
 
The week of April 15-19th will see street paving operations
in Avalon by the Borough’s contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems (APS). Here is the tentative schedule: Monday – Fine grading of soil aggregate base course on 6th Street, Mill and pave base course on 17th Street & Dune Drive. Tuesday – Fine grading of soil aggregate base course on 6th Street, Pave surface course on 17th Street, Pave surface course on Dune Drive (76th-78th). Wednesday – Pave base course on 6th Street. Thursday – Pave surface course on 6th Street, Pave surface course on 62nd Street
APS will notify all residents prior to paving of the streets.
 

The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the upcoming Liquor License Reform Seminar, set to coincide with the new reform policy. This pivotal event will take place at South 9 Bar & Grille in Cape May Court House, NJ, on Wednesday May 1, 2024 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM .

Buy Beach Tags online!
 Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags

 


Area Information & Activities:

  • April 19-21, Exit 0 Cape May Jazz Festival: The 2024 Spring Exit Zero Jazz Festival takes place in Cape May, NJ. April 19-21, 2024. International touring artists performing on the Festival’s Main Stage in Cape May Convention Hall, and Cape May outdoor stages, and bars and club venues. . The joy of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival is in the discovery of incredible music and musicians you may never have known existed. Read More
     
  • April 20, Made In Cape May County Craft Show: Head to Kindle Auto, just over the bridge from Stone Harbor & North Wildwood for this made-in-Cape May County-event! 1-6pm. Enjoy arts and crafts, beer garden, food vendors and more!
     
  • Earth Day Celecbration Cape County Park and Zoo Saturday Apr 20, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Our Earth Day Celebration is back and bigger than ever! Do you have a Earth friendly business and would like to participate as a vendor? Please call our office at 609-465-5271x 4139 for more information. Also seeking craft exhibitors. Cape May County Park and Zoo US-9 North Cape May Court House.
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission, Garden Club Celebrate Arbor Day Tuesday, April 26
    Please join Mayor John McCorristin, the Avalon Environmental Commission, and the Avalon Garden Club for the annual Arbor Day celebration in Avalon. Join us at the traffic island at 48th Street and Dune Drive on Tuesday, April 26th, at 10:30am.
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall .
     
  • April 27, Cape May County Zoo Critter Crawl: Join us on April 27th, from 6-8 pm for our special Critter Crawl Event! This AAZK hosted event is a great way to experience the zoo after hours! Explore the zoo with friends & family, meet and chat with zoo keepers, and gain some insight on what our animals do when the sun goes down

IN THE NEWS 4/11/2024:

Stone Harbor: Now acceping applications for the following Summer 2024 seasonal postions: Sports Cliinic Coaches, Basketball League Coaches and Helpers, Office/Tennis Hut Staff. Send applications with cover letter to: recdirector@shnj.org Download Application

Fire Hydrant Flushing To Begin in Stone Harbor
the Week Of April 15th, Read More
 
Stone Harbor Public Restrooms At Water Tower Comfort Station Now Open. The HVAC issues have been resolved, and the restrooms are open to the public once again.
 
Stone Harbor: The roadwork scheduled for 96th Street has been delayed
due to this week’s unfavorable weather conditions. The updated schedule is below. Please plan accordingly. Work Schedule

They're Back, Laughing Gull are nesting:
  The Wetlands Institute reports that the first Laughing Gulls have appeared on Ring Island, near the Institute.  Commonly known as seagulls, the iconic birds are now arriving for the summer season.  Ring Island is a marshy island behind Stone Harbor that is the summer home of thousands of seagulls.
 
Buy Beach Tags online!
 Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags


Area Information & Activities:

  • Senior Center Bingo Venue Avalon Senior Center Address 3100 Dune Drive Avalon Starts Wednesdays  Apr 10 at 1:30pm

  • Sit and Be Fit Wednesday, April 10, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM  at the Community Hall 001 Avalon Ave.

  • Birding Cape May Point Saturday, April 13. Join CMBO naturalists for 2 hours of birding around beautiful Cape May Point! The “shoulder season” in Cape May is a wonderful time for birding and there’s no better place to do it than the Cape May Point State Park. With its diversity of habitat – beach, dunes, ponds, forest, and marsh – it’s the perfect spot for migrating waterfowl, songbirds and shorebirds to stop and refuel as the push of spring migration begins. Tickets/Read More

  • Clean Ocean Action - Avalon Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Register
     
  • Let's Play Ball - A History of Baseball in America Bat and ball games have been played in America since the late 1700s and between 1850 and 1870, it was thousands of part-time athletes who turned an informal game into a codified sport. Join us to learn about the origin of this uniquely American pastime. Starts Sat Apr 13 2024, 01:00pm EDT at the 9th Street Tennis Building Address Avalon.   
     
  • April 17, Business At The Beach Expo: The Expo is the place to shop for all your business needs and make important contacts. The premier business networking event in Cape May County allows you to network with potential customers and find out what’s new with products and services for your business at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is known for its quality attendance and friendly atmosphere. The event is free to attend. For more information CapeMayCountyChamber.com or call 609.465.7181
     
  • Earth Day Celecbration Cape County Park and Zoo Saturday Apr 20, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Our Earth Day Celebration is back and bigger than ever! Do you have a Earth friendly business and would like to participate as a vendor? Please call our office at 609-465-5271x 4139 for more information. Also seeking craft exhibitors. Cape May County Park and Zoo US-9 North Cape May Court House.
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission, Garden Club Celebrate Arbor Day Tuesday, April 26
    Please join Mayor John McCorristin, the Avalon Environmental Commission, and the Avalon Garden Club for the annual Arbor Day celebration in Avalon. Join us at the traffic island at 48th Street and Dune Drive on Tuesday, April 26th, at 10:30am.
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall Apr 16, 2024.
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 

Recreation Departments: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor 
 
Borough Websites: Avalon    Stone Harbor
 
Chambers of Commerce: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor

 

 

IN THE NEWS: 4/3/2024


It won't be long now...Summer is Coming

IN THE NEWS:

Thursdays at Surfside Summer Concert Series for 2024 schedule Read More
 
Avalon Borough Council Meeting Update: At the March 27, 2024 Avalon Council meeting, Business Administrator Scott Wahl delivered a summary regarding an evaluation of the B-1 business district and boutique hotels. The report provided by Colliers Engineering is available for reference: 2024 Colliers Avalon Downtown Study. Read More
 
96th Street Road Construction - Second Ave to Third Ave will begin on April 1st, concrete work will begin the week of April 8th for 1 week, Paving to start thew week ofr April 29th. Read More
 
Buy Beach Tags online!  Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags


Area Information & Activities:

  • Move & Groove Friday, April 5, 2024 9:00 AM  9:45 AM Community Hall 3001 Avalon Ave.Avalon, Every Friday Free Open to the Public
     
  • Sit and Be Fit Friday, April 5, 2024 11:15 AM  12:00 PM Community Hall3001 Avalon Avenue AvalonUnited  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Free Open to the Public 
     
  • The Stone Harbor Chamber hosts our annual in-person Job Fair on Saturday, April 6. Come in to town, stop in our Welcome Center at 212 96th Street to pick up a list of participating businesses and follow our facebook page for updates.
     
  • April 8, Eclipse Viewing Aboard Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Get ready for an extraordinary experience! On April 8th, 2024, you have the opportunity to witness the Solar Eclipse from a unique perspective! During our regularly scheduled 2:30 pm crossing from Cape May to Lewes, or our 2:45 pm crossing from Lewes to Cape May, a partial eclipse will be visible from our upper decks, weather permitting.. Event info available here
     
  • Harbor Hop Family Run & Walk, Stone Harbor. 5K run, 1 Mile run, 1 Mile walk. April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am $25 – $35 Register Read More
     
  • Senior Center Bingo at the Avalon Senior Center Address 3100 Dune Drive Avalon Starts Wed April 10 2024, 01:30pm.
     
  • Sustainable Jersey Atlantic-Cape May Hub event focuses on local actions to protect Natural Resources. This free event is scheduled for April 11 from 6 to 8 pm at Atlantic Cape Community College, Cape May Courthouse campus, and will outline actions towns can take to preserve and protect our local environment. Read More
     
  • Clean Ocean Action - Avalon Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. Register
     
  • Let's Play Ball - A History of Baseball in America Bat and ball games have been played in America since the late 1700s and between 1850 and 1870, it was thousands of part-time athletes who turned an informal game into a codified sport. Join us to learn about the origin of this uniquely American pastime. Starts Sat Apr 13 2024, 01:00pm EDT at the 9th Street Tennis Building Address Avalon.   
     
  • Avalon Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall Apr 16, 2024.
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 
     
  • April 17, Business At The Beach Expo: The Expo is the place to shop for all your business needs and make important contacts. The premier business networking event in Cape May County allows you to network with potential customers and find out what’s new with products and services for your business at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is known for its quality attendance and friendly atmosphere. The event is free to attend. For more information CapeMayCountyChamber.com or call 609.465.7181

IN THE NEWS: 3/28/2024


Breathtaking Sunrise

IN THE NEWS:

Weighing Options for 97th Street Playground: On March 21, 2024, deteriorating conditions led the borough to remove playground equipment from two of its playgrounds, located at 82nd and 97th streets.

Aviation Museum Honored with 2024 Collaboration of the Year:
Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is thrilled to announce that AvSTEM Day has been selected as the NJ STEM Month 2024 Collaboration of the Year. This esteemed accolade, awarded by the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, recognizes organizations that collaborate to deliver exceptional STEM programming, both locally and beyond. AvSTEM is short for the study within the fields of Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read More

Buy Beach Tags online!  Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags
 


Area Information & Activities:

  • March 29-April 7, Easter Week Events At CMC Park & Zoo Get ready for a wild Easter celebration at the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Families are invited to join us for an Easter Extravaganza beginning Friday, March 29th and running until Sunday, April 7th. This ten day event will feature an array of exciting activities that promise a day filled with laughter, adventure, and, of course, a touch of springtime magic.  The main highlights of the event include: Easter Bunny I Spy, Easter Scavenger Hunt, HOPstacle Course, Easter Bunny Appearance,  Princess Characters Meet and Greet  Read More

  • Avalon Recreation Easter Egg Scramble Saturday, March 30th 10am, 8th Street Playgounds - 12th street field. Read More
     
  • Easter Bunny Express, Cape May Seashore Lines, Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30.  Read More
     
  • The Stone Harbor Chamber hosts our annual in-person Job Fair on Saturday, April 6. Come in to town, stop in our Welcome Center at 212 96th Street to pick up a list of participating businesses and follow our facebook page for updates.
     
  • Harbor Hop Family Run & Walk, Stone Harbor. 5K run, 1 Mile run, 1 Mile walk. April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am $25 – $35 Register Read More
     
  • Clean Ocean Action Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. Register
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More 
     
  • April 17, Business At The Beach Expo: The Expo is the place to shop for all your business needs and make important contacts. The premier business networking event in Cape May County allows you to network with potential customers and find out what’s new with products and services for your business at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Expo is known for its quality attendance and friendly atmosphere. The event is free to attend. For more information CapeMayCountyChamber.com or call 609.465.7181

IN THE NEWS: 3/21/2024


Sunset Over The Dunes

in The News:

4-H Countywide 2024 Spring Equine March 15, 2024  Cape May Court House – The Cape May County 4-H Spring Equine Health Clinic will bring life-saving vaccines to horses of Cape May County on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2024. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is partnering with Dr. Tanja Hanyi to offer the equine clinic at discounted vaccine prices for all horse and pony owners in Cape May County.  Read More Registration

BUY BEACH TAGS ONLINE!  Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are available for purchase online, at pre-season prices!  Both towns have partnered with tag manufacturer Jersey Cape Tags, making it easy to acquire your tags in advance of the season.  purchase your tags



Avalon Trash and Recycling Convenience Center Open Daily
: Dispose of your waste conveniently. The Avalon Department of Public Works reminds the public that the Borough offers a free courtesy trash and recycling depot at the Public Works Yard’s 15th Street entrance, off Dune Drive.  The facility is open every day throughout the year except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm.  Read More 
 
Terrapin Nesting Season is Here! Protecting our local environment is most effective when it is a community-wide effort. Thank you to everyone who is doing their part!   Please remember… Terrapins are wild animals; please leave them in their wild homes. If you find an injured terrapin, the best thing to do is contact a wildlife rehabilitator directly and take the animal there. Read More.


Area Information & Activities:

  • Avalon Recreation Easter Egg Scramble Saturday, March 30th 10am, 8th Street Playgounds - 12th street field.Read More
     
  • Easter Bunny Express, Cape May Seashore Lines, Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30.  Read More
     
  • Aquarium Feeding: Sat, March 23, 11am – 12pm. Help us feed the local marine life! We will open up feeding each week so you can see the burrfish eating crabs and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. (Not all animals are fed each day.) 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor
     
  • Aquarium Teaching and Touch Tank: Sun, March 24, 11am – 12pm. There is no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or New Jersey back-bays than to experience them firsthand! Come join a Wetlands Institute educator for a unique, interactive learning experience as they teach about whelk, skates, sea urchins, sea stars, mud snails, and more! Please come prepared to touch the animals by not having any bug spray, hand sanitizer or lotion on your hands. If needed, hands can be washed with mild soap and water in The Wetlands Institute restroom before the program. 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor
     
  • The Stone Harbor Chamber hosts our annual in-person Job Fair on Saturday, April 6. Come in to town, stop in our Welcome Center at 212 96th Street to pick up a list of participating businesses and follow our facebook page for updates.
     
  • Harbor Hop Family Run & Walk, Stone Harbor. 5K run, 1 Mile run, 1 Mile walk. April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am $25 – $35 Register Read More
     
  • Clean Ocean Action Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. Register
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.Avalon holds Dune Grass Plantings twice each year for volunteers to participate in protecting our beautiful shoreline. Plantings are held in late April and late October and are open to volunteers young and old. Some teachers even give their students extra credit for participating in this important Community event. Volunteers meet at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and are given a brief tutorial on the technique to be used when planting the dune grasses. After the Dune Grass planting, there is a bagged light lunch provided outside Community Hall. Read More

THE NEWS: 3/13/2024


Stone Harbor Sunrise

IN THE NEWS:

Avalon - Semi-Annual Water Flushing Program to Begin April 8th Utility Services Affiliates will begin the semi-annual water flushing program on Monday, April 8, 2024. The program will occur weekdays during the day between 8:00am-3:00pm. While we are flushing in your area, you may experience decreased water pressure or temporary discoloration. Simply allow the water to run until it is clear. This should only take a few minutes. If your water is discolored, you may wish to avoid doing laundry until the flushing is completed in your area. The program will take approximately two weeks to complete. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-729-4030 and a representative will be happy to assist you!
 
Stone Harbor - Third Avenue Sewer Relining Project Plan Finalized – Minimizing Disruption to Businesses: The Borough of Stone Harbor is pleased to announce the finalized plan for the upcoming sewer relining project along Third Avenue. This project is a component of the major Third Avenue reconstruction and will significantly improve the functionality and lifespan of these vital sewers with minimal disruption to the surrounding businesses. Read More
 
Sea Isle City - March Newsletter: Mayor's Message, Project updates and more. Read More
 
N.J. weather: These 15 towns already have a month’s worth of rain in less than a week: We’re only one week into March, and some towns and cities in New Jersey already have been saturated with an entire month’s worth of rain, according to data following the latest in a string of storms to hit our region. Read Morel

Terrapin Nesting Season is Here! Protecting our local environment is most effective when it is a community-wide effort. Thank you to everyone who is doing their part!   Please remember… Terrapins are wild animals; please leave them in their wild homes. If you find an injured terrapin, the best thing to do is contact a wildlife rehabilitator directly and take the animal there. Read More.


Area Information & Activities:

  • Art Workshop: Meditative Mandala Drawing Start a weekly drawing practice or build on your skills in this three week course. Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor SHiver Pre Party: Friday, March 15th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. It's always a fun-filled evening celebrating the start of the SHiver Polar Plunge! The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor is THE place to be to grab your Shiver gear, grab a bite and a drink and buy yourself some auction tickets for chances to win amazing gifts from our community businesses! Also, Branches Outreach will be on hand. They are this year's benefactor of a portion of our SHiver proceeds. Event will be held at Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor SHiver Polar Plunge: Saturday, March 16th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Our Annual SHiver Polar Plunge is bigger and better than ever! Join us behind Fred's Tavern before noon to get ready to parade to the beach, showing off your costumes and bring on the floats! You can register for this year's SHiver here! You'll choose between our Shiver long-sleeve tees or hoodies. You and your "team" can compete for many awards when you hit the stage at our Shiver Showdown in the Women's Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street & First Ave. By 1:30pm, when the cannon sounds, we'll hit the water! This year, we're proud to support Branches Outreach. Plunge will take place at 96th Street Beach. Read More

     
  • Avalon Recreation Easter Egg Scramble Saturday, March 30th 10am, 8th Street Playgounds - 12th street field.Read More

     
  • Easter Bunny Express, Cape May Seashore Lines, Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30.  Read More

     
  • Harbor Hop Family Run & Walk, Stone Harbor. 5K run, 1 Mile run, 1 Mile walk. April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am $25 – $35 Register Read More
     
  • Clean Ocean Action Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th. Register

 

IN THE NEWS: 3/7/2024

2024 Avalon Beach Tag Information – Tags Available for Purchase March 1st Please note:  2024 Avalon beach tags carry a pre-season price of $32 until May 31st, 2024. As of June 1st, 2024, the price for a seasonal tag will be $40. Avalon and Stone Harbor have a reciprocal agreement with the use of beach tags. This season, the cost of a daily beach tag will be $8; the cost of a weekly tag, $17. No refunds are offered for a beach tag purchase under any circumstance. Beach tags are not required for children under the age of 12. Seasonal beach tags will be available for purchase on March 1st, 2024. From March 1st through April 26th, you may purchase beach tags at the Avalon Tax Collector’s Office located inside Avalon Borough Hall, 3100 Dune Drive. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Read More/More Locations.

Avalon Senior Citizen Organization March, 2024 Newsletter Read More

Terrapin Nesting Season isHere! Protecting our local environment is most effective when it is a community-wide effort. Thank you to everyone who is doing their part!   Please remember… Terrapins are wild animals; please leave them in their wild homes. If you find an injured terrapin, the best thing to do is contact a wildlife rehabilitator directly and take the animal there. Read More.

 
 
Groundbreaking Set for Beautification Project at Veterans Cemetery:: Cape May County’s Gerald Thornton Veterans Cemetery will begin the first phase of a highly anticipated beautification project to enhance the grounds and create a more tranquil and dignified resting place for veterans and their spouses. On March 7 at 11 a.m., the Cape May County Board of County Commissioners will hold a groundbreaking for entranceway improvements. Read More

Understanding the intricacies of insurance claims with local expertise: In the heart of our tight-knit Sea Isle City community, navigating the often complicated path of insurance claims can seem daunting to many. Whether it’s the aftermath of a coastal storm or the unforeseen consequence of a business risk, the importance of having a skilled navigator in these turbulent waters cannot be overstated. This is where the role of professional claims management companies becomes invaluable, especially when one considers the benefits of having a public adjuster on your side. Read More
 
With New Funding, Sea Isle to Improve Promenade: Mayor Leonard Desiderio is giving a sneak peek of some of the improvements that will be funded by a nearly $2 million state grant that Sea Isle City has received for repairs and reconstruction of the oceanfront Promenade.  Read More


Area Information & Activities:

  • Art Workshop: Meditative Mandala Drawing Start a weekly drawing practice or build on your skills in this three week course. Read More
     
  • SHopitude Weekend in Stone Harbor: March 8-10. Put on your SHopitude and spend an exciting weekend shopping amazing deals, steals and summer previews. Enjoy delicious bites and sips in our great bars & restaurants. Make it a girlfriends weekend! The fun begins on Friday! Stay tuned for special announcements and lists of participating businesses. Read More
     

     
  • Avalon Planning and Zoning Board Tuesday, March 12, 2024 6:00 PM  10:00 PM Borough Hall 3100 Dune Drive Avalon.
     
  • Avalon Borough Council Meeting Wednesday, March 13, 2024 4:15 PM  5:30 PM Council Meeting Room 3100 Dune Drive Avalon.
     
  • Stone Harbor SHiver Pre Party: Friday, March 15th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. It's always a fun-filled evening celebrating the start of the SHiver Polar Plunge! The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor is THE place to be to grab your Shiver gear, grab a bite and a drink and buy yourself some auction tickets for chances to win amazing gifts from our community businesses! Also, Branches Outreach will be on hand. They are this year's benefactor of a portion of our SHiver proceeds. Event will be held at Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor SHiver Polar Plunge: Saturday, March 16th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Our Annual SHiver Polar Plunge is bigger and better than ever! Join us behind Fred's Tavern before noon to get ready to parade to the beach, showing off your costumes and bring on the floats! You can register for this year's SHiver here! You'll choose between our Shiver long-sleeve tees or hoodies. You and your "team" can compete for many awards when you hit the stage at our Shiver Showdown in the Women's Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street & First Ave. By 1:30pm, when the cannon sounds, we'll hit the water! This year, we're proud to support Branches Outreach. Plunge will take place at 96th Street Beach. Read More
  • Avalon Recreation Easter Egg Scramble Saturday, March 30th 10am, 8th Street Playgounds - 12th street field.Read More
     
  • Easter Bunny Express, Cape May Seashore Lines, Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30.  http://www.seashorelines.org/Passenger/Easter
     
  • Stone Harbor Job Fair, Saturday, April 6th.  Visit participating businesses to apply in person.
     
  • Clean Ocean Action Spring Beach Sweep, Saturday, April 13th.
     
  • Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, April 20th.

IN THE NEWS 2/29/2024:

Stone Harbor: Get ready for even more fun! Two beloved community playgrounds, located at 97th Street and 82nd Street, are embarking on exciting transformations to provide even better play experiences for children of all abilities and ages.

Cape May County Officials Hold Roundtable to Discuss 2024: County Officials met with the Mayors and Administrators of all 16 municipalities of Cape May County last week to discuss a range of issues facing the County and municipalities in 2024. Read more

New Jersey Set to Host the 2026 World Cup Final: The final match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup will play out at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the global soccer governing body announced Sunday. Read more

Tickets for ‘Grease’ in Ocean City Are On Sale Now: The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra will team up to present the musical “Grease” this summer, and tickets are on sale now! Read more


Area Information & Activities:

  • Avalon Borough Council Meeting: Wednesday, Feb 28th, 4:15pm - 5:30pm. Council Meeting Room. 3100 Dune Drive, Avalon. Read More
     
  • Social Media Marketing Tips Webinar: Friday, March 1st. Discuss best practices and the latest trends in digital marketing. Ensure you are developing and maintaining all aspects of your customers' digital journey. The webinar will take place via Zoom and is free to attend for Cape May County Chamber members, but pre-registration is required! Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor Wound Healing & Sleep Care “Lunch & Learn”: Tuesday, March 5th, 12:30pm  - 1:30pm. Stone Harbor Recreation, 8100 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor. Read More
     
  • 2024 Women In Business Conference:  Friday, March 8th, 8:00am - 2:00pm. Designed for female business owners and professionals, this conference focuses on the unique challenges that women encounter in the workplace. The Flanders Hotel, 719 E.11th Street, Ocean City. Read More
     
  • SHopitude Weekend in Stone Harbor: March 8-10. Put on your SHopitude and spend an exciting weekend shopping amazing deals, steals and summer previews. Enjoy delicious bites and sips in our great bars & restaurants. Make it a girlfriends weekend! The fun begins on Friday! Stay tuned for special announcements and lists of participating businesses. Read More
     
  • “Blues, Brews, and Country” Festival: March 8-10. Beat the winter blues at MudHen Brewing Co’s Blues, Brews, and Country Music Festival. There will be face painting, photo booths, custom cowboy hats & much more. Cheers to great craft beer and a boot-stomping good time! Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor SHiver Pre Party: Friday, March 15th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. It's always a fun-filled evening celebrating the start of the SHiver Polar Plunge! The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor is THE place to be to grab your Shiver gear, grab a bite and a drink and buy yourself some auction tickets for chances to win amazing gifts from our community businesses! Also, Branches Outreach will be on hand. They are this year's benefactor of a portion of our SHiver proceeds. Event will be held at Yacht Club of Stone Harbor. Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor SHiver Polar Plunge: Saturday, March 16th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Our Annual SHiver Polar Plunge is bigger and better than ever! Join us behind Fred's Tavern before noon to get ready to parade to the beach, showing off your costumes and bring on the floats! You can register for this year's SHiver here! You'll choose between our Shiver long-sleeve tees or hoodies. You and your "team" can compete for many awards when you hit the stage at our Shiver Showdown in the Women's Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street & First Ave. By 1:30pm, when the cannon sounds, we'll hit the water! This year, we're proud to support Branches Outreach. Plunge will take place at 96th Street Beach. Read More

IN THE NEWS 2/21/2024:


A Rare Snowy Day at the Shore

IN THE NEWS:

Sea Isle City Flooding Relief Projects: The City Council in Sea Isle City has allocated $5.5 million for road work, drainage projects, and pump station improvements. These initiatives aim to provide stormwater flooding relief to low-lying areas within the city. Additionally, the bond ordinance approved on February 13, 2024, includes funding for vehicle purchases, building renovations, and equipment acquisitions.

Beach Restoration Projects: While Ocean City, Avalon, and Stone Harbor are benefiting from beach restoration projects, it appears that Sea Isle City will have to wait for the next round of federally funded beach initiatives.

Stone Harbor Flood Insurance Policies: After dropping to a Level 7 rating last April when Community Rating System points earned after Superstorm Sandy expired, the Borough of Stone Harbor now expects to qualify for at least the Level 5 rating it had before. Good news for flood insurance policies in Stone Harbor.


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Area Information & Activities:

  • Avalon Environmental Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Meeting Chambers at Borough Hall. Read More
     
  • Chamber Health Benefits Kick-Off Event:  Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST Location Wildwoods Convention Center 4501 Boardwalk Wildwood. Read More
     
  • Abolition and the Underground Railroad in South Jersey: Not Without a Fight. Saturday Feb. 24 at 1pm. Avalon History Center. Join us for an enlightening journey with author and South Jersey native, Ellen Afford, as she unveils the captivating history of abolition and the Underground Railroad in South Jersey. .Read More
     
  • Avalon Borough Council Meeting Wednesday, February 28, 2024 4:15 PM  5:30 PM Council Meeting Room3100 Dune Drive Avalon Read More
     
  • Women In Business Conference:  March 8, 2024 Designed for women business owners and professional women, this conference focuses on the unique challenges that women encounter in the workplace. Read More
     
  • March 8-10 SHopitude Weekend in Stone Harbor: Put on your SHopitude and spend an exciting weekend shopping amazing deals, steals and summer previews; enjoy delicious bites and sips in our great bars & restaurants. Make it a girlfriends weekend! The fun begins on Friday! Stay tuned for special announcements and lists of participating businesses. Read More
     
  • March 15 Stone Harbor SHiver Pre Party: It's always a fun-filled evening celebrating the start of the SHiver Polar Plunge! The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor is THE place to be to grab your Shiver gear, grab a bite and a drink and buy yourself some auction tickets for chances to win amazing gifts from our community businesses! Also, Branches Outreach will be on hand. They are this year's benefactor of a portion of our SHiver proceeds. 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Yacht Club of Stone Harbor Read More

Listings

Recreation Departments: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor 
 
Borough Websites: Avalon    Stone Harbor
 
Chambers of Commerce: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor


IN THE NEWS 2/14/2024:


Brisk Winter Day

IN THE NEWS:

Stone HarborBorough Hall Closed: President's Day - February 19.
 
Project: Water, Sewer Upgrades on Portions of 78th Street and 29th Street: A preconstruction meeting was held on February 1, 2024 for an upcoming water and sewer project in Avalon that will improve service with a resilient system. The Avalon Borough Council awarded a contract to Mathis Construction for water system upgrades on 78th Street between Ocean Drive and Sunset Drive, and a sewer system upgrade on 29th Street, from manhole to manhole, between Dune Drive and Ocean Drive. A Notice to Proceed for the project will be issued Monday, February 5th with an anticipated start date on or about February 19, 2024. Read More
 
Chamber Shows Support in Merger Between Cooper and Cape Regional Health Systems: Cape May County Chamber of Commerce President Barbara Stafford odea joined others in the February 5 joint Public Hearing at The Reeds on the proposed establishment of The Cooper Health System, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation, as the sole member of Cape Regional Health System, Inc.Read More
 
Breweries Facing Closure Despite New Law:
Despite recent legislation aimed at supporting craft breweries, some establishments in New Jersey are still struggling. The reasons behind these closures and the impact on the local brewing industry are discussed in the article. Dive deeper into the story here.

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Area Information & Activities:

  •  Avalon Free Public Library: Fri Feb 16th 2:00pm - 3:00pm:  235 32nd St, Avalon with Sean Farrell. Ransomware, phishing, scams, and more - learn what they are, how to identify them, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you have been hijacked.
     
  • History Center Event: Nostalgia Night - Love is in the Air: Fri Feb 16th 6:00pm - 7:00pm History-Center. Rock n' Chair, 2409 Dune Drive, Avalon. In the spirit of all things romantic and lovely, the Avalon History Center invites you to join us at the Rock n’ Chair on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 6:00 pm for a Nostalgia Night celebrating Romance, Avalon style. If you and your sweetheart remember holding hands on Avalon’s beach, relaxing in the dunes, or dancing the night away at Avalon Pier’s Marine Ballroom, come enjoy an evening of reminiscing, refreshments, and sharing the stories of couples whose love and romance began in Avalon.
     
  • Avalon Free Public Library "Break the Ice!" Sat Feb 17th 10:00am - 11:00am Kids., 235 32nd St, Avalon. Talewise is here! Learn all about the changing states of matter as we experiment with the ‘coolest’ thing in science: DRY ICE! This exciting, hands-on S.T.E.M. show is a winter hit!
     
  • Wetlands Institute - Aquarium Feeding: Sat, February 17, 11am - 12pm. Help us feed the local marine life! We will open up feeding each week so you can see the burrfish eating crabs and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. (Not all animals are fed each day.)
     
  • Wetlands Institute - Creative Writing Workshop: Sat Feb 17th 10:00am - 12:00pm. Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon with moderator Jackie Bradley. Discover the writer within! Unleash your imagination with a themed short story writing session, followed by tips and feedback from your fellow writers. For beginner and seasoned writers. Registration is encouraged, however walk-ins are welcome. To register, please call us at 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk.
     
  • Wednesday Wigglers: Read and Play: Wed Feb 21st 10:00am - 10:30am. Kids - Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon. Join Miss Linda on Wednesday mornings for stories, songs, and dancing! Participants are encouraged to stay for interactive play in the children's room after the program. Suggested for ages 3 and under and their caregivers. This program was formerly titled Stories and Songs.
     
  • Yay It's Thursday at the Library: Lego Thu Feb 22nd 4:00pm - 4:45pm - Kids - Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon. Time for Lego fun!
     
  • Stone Harbor  Council Work Session and Borough Council Meeting. Feb 20 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
     
  • March 8-10 SHopitude Weekend in Stone Harbor: Put on your SHopitude and spend an exciting weekend shopping amazing deals, steals and summer previews; enjoy delicious bites and sips in our great bars & restaurants. Make it a girlfriends weekend! The fun begins on Friday! Stay tuned for special announcements and lists of participating businesses. Read More
     
  • March 15 Stone Harbor SHiver Pre Party: It's always a fun-filled evening celebrating the start of the SHiver Polar Plunge! The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor is THE place to be to grab your Shiver gear, grab a bite and a drink and buy yourself some auction tickets for chances to win amazing gifts from our community businesses! Also, Branches Outreach will be on hand. They are this year's benefactor of a portion of our SHiver proceeds. 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Yacht Club of Stone Harbor Read More http://stoneharborchamber.com/events.
     
  • March 16 Stone Harbor SHiver Polar Plunge: Our Annual SHiver Polar Plunge is bigger and better than ever! Join us behind Fred's Tavern before noon to get ready to parade to the beach, showing off your costumes and bring on the floats! You can register for this year's SHiver on Active.com/Stone Harbor Shiver 2024! You'll choose between our Shiver long-sleeve tees or hoodies. You and your "team" can compete for many awards when you hit the stage at our Shiver Showdown in the Women's Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street & First Ave. By 1:30, when the cannon sounds, we'll hit the water! This year, we're proud to support Branches Outreach. 12:00 PM-3:00 PM 96th Street Beach Read More

Recreation Departments: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor 
 
Borough Websites: Avalon    Stone Harbor
 
Chambers of Commerce: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor

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The Promise of Summer

IN THE NEWS: 2/7/24

For your convenience, the Borough of Stone Harbor is now accepting property tax payments online. Simply click on the “Pay Water/Sewer & Taxes” icon on the home page of our website. www.SHNJ.org. Direct link for online tax payment.

Project: Water, Sewer Upgrades on Portions of 78th Street and 29th Street: A preconstruction meeting was held on February 1, 2024 for an upcoming water and sewer project in Avalon that will improve service with a resilient system. The Avalon Borough Council awarded a contract to Mathis Construction for water system upgrades on 78th Street between Ocean Drive and Sunset Drive, and a sewer system upgrade on 29th Street, from manhole to manhole, between Dune Drive and Ocean Drive. Read More

Notice: Temporary, Overnight Water Service Interruptions Scheduled Near New 22nd Street Water Main Please see information below for the neighborhood near the new 22nd Street water main. Temporary, overnight interruptions of water service are required to tie the neighborhood into the system. Shut down dates/times: 2/6 8pm-2/7 6am, 2/7 8pm-2/8 6am, 2/9 8pm-2/9 6am. Read More

Avalon, Stone Harbor and Sea Isle City Beach Patrols are hiring plans for 2024. If you think you have what it takes to be a lifeguard on our local beaches, consider applying at:Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City Beach Patrols.


Area Information & Activities:

  • Ice Skating: Friday & Saturday, 12pm-8pm, Sunday, 12pm-6pm, through February. ICONA Avalon, 7849 Dune Drive Avalon.
     
  • Aquarium Feeding at the Wedlands Institute: Sat, February 10, 11am – 12pm. Help us feed the local marine life! We will open up feeding each week so you can see the burrfish eating crabs and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. (Not all animals are fed each day.)
     
  • Aquarium Teaching and Touch Tank at the Wedlands Institute: Sun, February 11, 11am – 12pm. There is no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or New Jersey back-bays than to experience them firsthand! Come join a Wetlands Institute educator for a unique, interactive learning experience as they teach about whelk, skates, sea urchins, sea stars, mud snails, and more! Please come prepared to touch the animals by not having any bug spray, hand sanitizer or lotion on your hands.
     
  • Stone Harbor: Planning Board Meeting: Monday, February 12th, 2024 @ 4:30 PM at Borough Hall 9508 Second Avenue Stone Harbor. 
     
  • Dance Toning at Avalon Community Hall: Feb 12, 2024 9:00 am - 9:45 am. Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at Avalon Community Hall. Classes are open to the public. For more information, please call 609-967-3066 or Visit
     
  • Avalon Garden Club Card Party, February 13th, 11:30am-3:00pm. Lunch will be served. Avalon Community Hall 30th & Avalon Ave. Read More
     
  • Avalon Planning and Zoning Board: Planning and Zoning Board meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Feb 13, 2024 Borough Hall:
     
  • Avalon Borough Council Meeting Borough Council regular meeting starting at 4:15 p.m. Feb 14, 2024 Council Meeting Room.

News: 1/31/2024


Sunset over the Marshes

IN THE NEWS:

Stone Harbor: 96th Street Water Main Replacement to Commence in February; Includes Monday – Friday Weekly Road Closure January 18, 2024. Starting in February, construction will commence on the installation of a water main and services along the 200 block of 96th Street, spanning from Second Avenue to Third Avenue. The anticipated start date for the project is the first week of February, with an estimated duration of four weeks. During the construction period, the roadway will be fully closed from Monday through Friday, specifically between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. However, to minimize disruptions, the eastbound lane will be accessible during non-working hours. Additionally, the roadway is set to reopen for weekends, starting from Friday after the completion of work and continuing until Monday morning. Sidewalks will remain open throughout the construction process.
 
Avalon: Avalon Construction of New Tennis Courts at the 8th Street Recreation Complex.
A preconstruction meeting was held on Friday, January 26th, 2024 in Avalon on the Borough’s addition of three new tennis courts at the 8th Street Recreation Complex. Last year, three existing tennis courts were converted into additional pickleball courts with the pledge that three new tennis courts would be added in 2024. The Borough has secured a state grant to offset part of the costs associated with this project. The contractor has performed work for the Borough previously. Read More
 
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Launches Monthly Online Webinar Series:
The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of its monthly online webinar series. These engaging and informative webinars are set to take place on the first Friday of every month, offering a unique opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts to gain insights from expert speakers in their respective fields. The webinar series is designed to provide a platform for industry leaders and subject matter experts to share their knowledge and expertise with the Chamber audience. Each month, participants can look forward to a thought-provoking session that delves into the latest trends, best practices, and information pertaining to the small business community in the county. Read More

Area Information & Activities:  

  • Avalon: Indoor Pickleball at the Avalon Community Hall Read More/Schedule
     
  • Aquarium Feeding: Sat, February 3, 11am – 12pm at the Wetlands Institute. Aquarium Feeding Help us feed the local marine life! We will open up feeding each week so you can see the burrfish eating crabs and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. (Not all animals are fed each day.)    Free with Admission.
     
  • Science Feature at the Wetlands Institute. Each Sunday we will focus on a different conservation issue including Bat Conservation, Marine Debris, Osprey Conservation, Dredging, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Horseshoe Crab Conservation, Terrapin Conservation and the world of Plankton. (Presentation recommended for ages 8 and up, but younger children are welcome to attend.)    Sun, February 4, 2pm – 3pm Free with Admission
     
  • Stone Harbor:Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting:  Feb 5 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm held at the Borough Hall.
     
  • Dance Toning: Monday, February 5 - 9:00 AM 9:45 AM Avalon Community Hall 3001 Avalon Avenue Avalon.
     
  • Sit and Be Fit: Monday, February 5 - 11:15 AM 12:00 PM Community Hall 3001 Avalon Avenue..Avalon.
     
  • Stone Harbor: Cardiac Fitness “Lunch & Learn ”Feb 6 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  at Stone Harbor Recreation.
     
  • Stone Harbor: Council Work Session and Borough Council Meeting Meeting Feb 6 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm  held at the Borough Hall.
     
  • Avalon Planning and Zoning Board Planning and Zoning Board meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Feb 13, 2024 Borough Hall
     
  • Avalon Borough Council Meeting starting at 4:15 p.m. Feb 14, 2024 Council Meeting Room
     
  • Avalon Garden Club Card Party February 13th 11:30am - 3:00pm. Avalon Community Hall 30th & Avalon Ave by the beach. Read More


 Last Week's Snow Storm


IN THE NEWS: 1/24/24

Here's Who Got The Most Snow In Cape May County From Latest Winter Storm The National Weather Service has released snow totals from the latest winter storm. Read More 

Stone Harbor: Starting in February, construction will commence on the installation of a water main
and services along the 200 block of 96th Street, spanning from Second Avenue to Third Avenue. The anticipated start date for the project is the first week of February, with an estimated duration of four weeks. During the construction period, the roadway will be fully closed from Monday through Friday, specifically between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. However, to minimize disruptions, the eastbound lane will be accessible during non-working hours. Additionally, the roadway is set to reopen for weekends, starting from Friday after the completion of work and continuing until Monday morning. Sidewalks will remain open throughout the construction process.  
 
2024 Holiday Beach Tags Are Sold Out  Please note that we are sold out of the 2024 Holiday Beach Tags. Regular Seasonal Tags for the summer of 2024 will be available sometime in the Spring.  
 
Stone Harbor: Public Restrooms at Water Tower Comfort Station Closed Until Further Notice. Please note that the public restrooms at the Water Tower Comfort Station are closed until further notice due to a heating issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the problem.   
 
A lawn amid the Avalon dunes: Why N.J. says a homeowner’s addition violates environmental law An inspection Oct. 20 found that a “lawn area” had replaced about 8,470 square feet of undeveloped ground where alterations are restricted under the state’s Coastal Area Facility Review Act. Read More February 2024
 
Avalon Senior Citizens Organization Newsletter. Read More UC

Area Information & Activities:  

  • Move & Groove at Avalon Community Hall: Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at Avalon Community Hall. Classes are open to the public. For more information, please call 609-967-3066 or visit AvalonRecreation.org. *Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact event organizer to inquire or verify current schedule. JAN 26 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Avalon Community Hall.
      
  • Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring): From fall and winter into spring, The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month 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! ... JAN 28 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Wetlands Institute. 
     
  • Creature Feature & Craft at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring): On Saturdays this fall, winter and early spring, join The Wetlands Institute for a live animal presentation – where you can get up close with turtles, fish, crabs, sea stars and urchins, mollusks, horseshoe crabs, and more. After our presentation, you’ll then create your very own craft to take home! Virtual presentations are also available JAN 27 2:00 PM The Wetlands Institute.  
     
  • Aquarium Teaching and Touch Tank at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring): There’s no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or New Jersey back-bays than to experience them firsthand! Come join a Wetlands Institute educator for a unique, interactive learning experience as they teach about whelk, skates, sea urchins, sea stars, mud snails, and more! Please come. JAN 28 11:00 AM The Wetlands Institute. 
     
  • Dance Toning at Avalon Community Hall: Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at Avalon Community Hall. Classes are open to the public. For more information, please call 609-967-3066 or visit AvalonRecreation.org. *Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact event organizer to inquire or verify current schedule. JAN 29 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Avalon Community Hall. 
     
  •  Book Bingo at the Avalon Library: Got the winter blues? Need to cozy up with a good book? Join us for adult book bingo and win your next read! Win a game, pick a book! JAN 29 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Avalon Free Public Library. 
  • Roller Skating at Convention Hall: Cape May Convention Hall hosts family-friendly roller skating every weekend,  JANUARY 27-28, Feb 9-10 Cape May Convention Hall 714 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204. 
  • Stone Harbor PLANNING BOARD MEETING: Monday, February 12th, 2024 @ 4:30 PM. 

1/17/2024


Townsends Inlet - Surfs Up

IN THE NEWS:

Education Foundation Now Accepting Scholorship:  The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from June 2024 high school graduates planning to pursue a college, university, or trade school education. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a student from each high school in Cape May County based on the qualifying criteria. Additionally, home-schooled students are also encouraged to apply as well as county resident students who attend high school outside of Cape May County and meet all other application criteria. Scholarship applications and deadlines  
 
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce: JANUARY 2024 MEMBERSHIP MEETING Thursday Jan 18 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST Check-in from 11:30am at the Bellevue Tavern 9 South Main Street Cape May Court House. Program begins promptly at 12 Noon Fees/Admission Member Rate: $35 Member rate starting 1/15/24 is $40. Soon-to-be-Member Rate: $50. Contact Stephanie Cella, Email: events@cmcchamber.com
 
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Area Information & Activities:  

  • Salt Marsh Stories:  Sat Jan 20 2024, 01:00pm. Salt Marsh Stories was the brain child of longtime Stone Harbor resident, Bill Dougherty, and traces the history and significant impact that salt marshes have had on 7 Mile Island since its earliest days. Please join local historians Jim Talone and Jamie Hand as we watch their video Salt Marsh Stories, followed by discussion/Q&A. Avalon History Center 215 39th Street Avalon.
     
  • Book Bingo: Got the winter blues? Need to cozy up with a good book? Join us for adult book bingo and win your next read! Win a game, pick a book! Avalon Free Public Library  235 32nd Street Avalon.Starts Mon Jan 29 2024, 06:00pm.
     
  • Avalon Borough Council Meeting Wednesday, January 24, 2024 4:15 PM 5:30 PM in the Council Meeting Room 3100 Dune Drive. Avalon Borough Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each  immediately following the Council Working Session that starts at 4:00 PM.
     
  • Aquarium Feeding - Wetlands Institute: Sat, January 20, 11am – 12pm Help us feed the local marine life! We will open up feeding each week so you can see the burrfish eating crabs and the horseshoe crab gobbling shrimp. (Not all animals are fed each day.)
     
  • Aquarium Teaching and Touch Tank - Wetlands Institute: Sun, January 28, 11am – 12pm
    There is no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or New Jersey back-bays than to experience them firsthand! Come join a Wetlands Institute educator for a unique, interactive learning experience as they teach about whelk, skates, sea urchins, sea stars, mud snails, and more! Please come prepared to touch the animals by not having any bug spray, hand sanitizer or lotion on your hands. If needed, hands can be washed with mild soap and water in The Wetlands Institute restroom before the program.

1/11/2024


The Dunes Protecting Us

IN THE NEWS:

Stone Harbor: Congratulations to new Council Member, Tim Carney and incumbent Council Member, Robin Casper. Both were sworn in to their terms at the January 2, 2024 Borough Reorganization meeting by Borough Clerk, Emily Dillon.

Take a Beginner Photography Class at the Court House Library.
A free 6-week photography class aimed at beginners at the Cape May Court House Library. This is a 6-week course that takes place on Mondays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Court House Library. By the end of this hands-on class, led by local photographer Kathy Libby, you will know how to operate your digital camera, how to take photos, and have a firm grasp of important photography terminology! Read More
 
Avalon to Replace Bulkheads at 27th Street, 31st Street, and Fifth Avenue: Avalon has awarded a contract to R. A. Walters & Son, Inc. for the replacement of bulkheads at 27th Street, 31st Street, and Fifth Avenue.  A preconstruction meeting was held January 2, 2024 to discuss the project.  The contractor intends to begin mobilization on Wednesday, January 3rd and begin work at 27th Street.  By contract, the contractor has 60 days to replace this bulkhead, and intends to move to Fifth Avenue and finally to 31st Street.   Read More


Area Information & Activities:  

  • Stories and Songs at the Avalon Library Bring your little ones to the Avalon Library today for stories, songs, and rhymes with Miss Linda! Suggested for ages 3 and under. JAN 10 10:00 AM Avalon Free Public Library

  • Avalon Board of Education Jan 10th, Special annual reorganization meeting starting at 4:00 p.m. Avalon School General Purpose Room 235 32nd Street Avalon.

  • Bodyweight HIIT at Stone Harbor Recreation Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at the 81st Street Basketball Pavilion. Classes are open to the public. No advance sign-up. For more information, please visit StoneHarborRecreation.com. *Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact event organizer to inquire or verify current schedule. JAN 11 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Stone Harbor Recreation. Read More

  • Design a Winter Arrangement: Jan 12, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Bring the beauty of winter into your home! Create a stunning winter arrangement using winter greens, pinecones, berries, and more. Registration is required.  To register, please call the library at 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk. Space is limited. Avalon Free Public Library 235 33rd Street,  Avalon.
     
  • Preschool Science Morning Sat Jan 13 2024, 10:00am EST: Cape May County is surrounded by water. To cross that water, one needs bridges. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to become amateur scientists and engineers to learn about water and bridges. Venue Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd Street Avalon.

  • Stone Harbor: Council Work Session and Borough Council Meeting January 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Borough Hall. Work Session begins at 4:30 p.m. and is immediately followed by the Council Meeting.

  • Adult Book Club Thu Jan 18 2024, 06:00pm: The adult fiction and non-fiction book club is back for 2024! With moderator Mona Moore. Title for January: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Registration is required. A limited number of copies will be available for loan from the library with your library card. Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd Street Avalon.


1/5/2024

Full moon over Avalon, NJ fishing pier.
A full moon hovers over Avalon's fishing pier. Winter is just as beautiful as summer here on the Island!

IN THE NEWS:

Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is Open Daily: December 20, 2023. Just a reminder that Stone Harbor’s Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is open daily from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Convenience Center is located on 81st Street, near Third Avenue, adjacent to the Public Works Building. Please note that this location is only for household trash and recyclables, no bulk or brush/yard debris will be accepted.

Sign Up Here for The Avalon and Borough of Stone Harbor, CodeRED Emergency Notification System. Use this form to add local phone, cell phone or out-of-town telephone numbers to Avalon and Stone Harbor’s Emergency Notification System. Stone Harbor   Avalon:

Stone Harbor Competitive Bid Process is Open: Stone Harbor Recreation Department is currently searching for sports camps, fitness classes and recretional programs for summer 2024. Interested in bringing your program to Stone Harbor Recreation for the 2024 Summer Season? Competitive Bid applications

 Avalon to Replace Bulkheads at 27th Street, 31st Street, and Fifth Avenue. Avalon has awarded a contract to R. A. Walters & Son, Inc. for the replacement of bulkheads at 27th Street, 31st Street, and Fifth Avenue. A preconstruction meeting was held January 2, 2024 to discuss the project. The contractor intends to begin mobilization on Wednesday, January 3rd and begin work at 27th Street. Read More


Area Information & Activities:

  • Products of the Hive Workshop Learn about honeybees and the many uses for beeswax.
    Fri Jan 5 2024, 01:00pm Fri Jan 5 2024, 02:30pm. Participants will make their own beeswax candle and enjoy a honey tasting! Presented by Pine Barrens Post. Registration is required. Register beginning December 19. To register, please call the library at 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk. Space is limited.  Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd Street Avalon.
     
  • Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring) From fall and winter into spring, The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month 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! ... JAN 6 and 7, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Read More
     
  • Avalon Planning and Zoning Board Tuesday, January 9, 2024 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
    Borough Hall 3100 Dune Drivev Avalon.
     
  • Avalon Board of Education - Special annual reorganization meeting. Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM Avalon School General Purpose Room 235 32nd Street Avalon.
     
  • Environmental Commission Meeting: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 4:00 PM 5:30 PM Avalon Borough Hall 3100 Dune Drive Avalon.
     
  • Fishing and Boating Expo Returns for 2024: Get hooked by the third annual Wildwood Fishing and Boating Expo, set to make a splash on Saturday, January 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, January 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the expo has expanded to an impressive 80,000 sq. ft. of indoor display area within the Wildwoods Convention Center. Read More
     
  • Chamber to Host Annual Economic Outlook for Membership Meeting.  The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming Stockton University’s Dr. Oliver Cooke, Associate Professor of Economics, for the annual Economic Outlook membership meeting on January 18 at Bellevue Tavern, Cape May Court House. The event is supported in part by Cape May County Division of Economic. Read More

12/20/2023

iN THE NEWS: 

Five Ways to enjoy Christmas at the Shore: On This Weekend From Atlantic County, all the way down to the Wildwoods, there’s something Christmas-y to do, and there’s no time like the present. After all, the season is only a few weeks long. Here, five ways to get your Christmas on bright and early this weekend. Read More


2024 Avalon Beach Tag Art Design Contest Winner: 7th Grader Charlotte Kosmin.
Avalon Mayor John McCorristin announced the winner of the 2024 Avalon Beach Tag design contest held at the Avalon Elementary School during the school’s annual holiday celebration.  Seventh grade student Charlotte Kosmin created the winning design which depicts and Avalon lifeguard boat and the fishing pier. 
 
Avalon Police Department Conducts Holiday Toy Drive: The Avalon Police Department will be hosting its Fifth Annual Toy Drive for the Cape May County Department of Child Protective Services. Read More


Stone Harbor and Avalon holiday beach tags are available at each Borough Hall.
 

Area Information & Activities:

  • Cape May Stage presents: A Tuna Christmas.  Now through December 30th.  Info and tickets:
     
  • The Santa Express, Cape May Seashore Lines, Ride aboard a vintage train with Santa, Tuckahoe & Richland Stations, December 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd. Visit Read More

      
  • Stories and Songs Wed Dec 27th 10:00am - 10:30am - Join Miss Linda for stories, songs, and rhymes! Suggested for ages 3 and under. Avalon Public Library 235 32nd Street Avalon
     
  • Kids' (Almost) Noon Years Eve: Let's sing in 2024 a little early! Sat Dec 30 2023, 11:00am. Come join us for crafts, dancing, cookies, and our famous apple juice "champagne!" Avalon Free Public Library - 235 32nd Street Avalon.
     
  • Harp Performance with Stephanie Sussmeier   Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m.   Avalon Free Public Library   Enjoy background classical music celebrating the new year with sounds by harpist Stephanie Sussmeier. 235 32nd Street Avalon
       
  • New Year's Eve Fireworks in Avalon: The third annual celebration returns to Avalon with fireworks to kick off 2024. Sunday, December 31 - Bring the family and enjoy music, crafts, and more at Surfside Park followed by a beautiful display of lights from the 30th Street beach. Family-fun activities 3:30-5pm at Surfside Park! DJ Dance Party • Face Painting • Trivia Games • Balloon Art. Fireworks will be sent from 35th Street beach. Families are encouraged to access the beach at 30th Street and 32nd Street for safety/viewing purposes.
  • Products of the Hive Workshop Learn about honeybees and the many uses for beeswax.
    Fri Jan 5 2024, 01:00pm Fri Jan 5 2024, 02:30pm. Participants will make their own beeswax candle and enjoy a honey tasting! Presented by Pine Barrens Post. Registration is required. Register beginning December 19. To register, please call the library at 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk. Space is limited.  Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd Street Avalon.

iN THE NEWS:  12/13/2023

Cape May County Zoo Receives $10,000 Donation: On Friday, December 8th, 2023, Anthony Anzelone presented a check for $10,000 to Cape May County Commissioner Director Len Desiderio, Commissioner Andrew Bulakowski, and Parks Director Edward Runyon to support future capital improvements at the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Read More
 
Three Local South Jersey Theater Companies – with Casts and Crews — Up for Multiple BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards: Three local theater companies have been nominated for multiple BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards: East Lynne Theater Co. (Cape May), Fool Moon Theatre Co. (Margate) and Studio;Space (Somers Point). Read More
 
Avalon Police Department Conducts Holiday Toy Drive: The Avalon Police Department will be hosting its Fifth Annual Toy Drive for the Cape May County Department of Child Protective Services. Read More

Five Ways to Get your Christmas On This Weekend From Atlantic County, all the way down to the Wildwoods, there’s something Christmas-y to do, and there’s no time like the present. After all, the season is only a few weeks long. Here, five ways to get your Christmas on bright and early this weekend. Read More

Stone Harbor, Holiday Beach Tags  available for purchase at the Borough Hall, 9508 Second Ave, Monday - Frinday 8:30am - 4:00Pm. Pre-Season Price, only $32 per tag. While supplies last..

The 2024 Avalon Holiday Beach Tag is Here! Still Remaining For In-Person Purchase at the Borough Hall. Read More


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Area Information & Activities:

  • The Santa Express, Cape May Seashore Lines, Ride aboard a vintage train with Santa, Tuckahoe & Richland Stations, December 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd. Visit Read More
     
  • Avalon - Santa visits door-to-door Wednesday, December 21st, 6pm to 8pm.  Sign-up:
       
  • Creative Writing Workshops Sat Dec 16 2023, 10:00a- New Class Structure! Creative Writing Workshops with moderator Jackie Bradley. Discover the writer within! Unleash your imagination with a themed short story writing session, followed by tips and feedback from your fellow writers. For beginner and seasoned writers. Registration is encouraged, however walk-ins are welcome.
    Avalon Free Public Library 235 32nd Street Avalon. Read More
     
  • Toddler & Pre-School Holiday Craft December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am| $10.00 Read More
     
  • Special Holiday Tea Time at the History Center Thu Dec 21 2023, 11:00am. Please join us for a special holiday Tea Time, featuring local tea connoisseur, Dawn O'Connor of Enchanted Tea & Treasures. Dawn will share a brief history and unique details about a variety of teas, herbals, infusions and tisanes. Registration not required, but appreciated. 215 39th Street Avalon.
     
  • Kids' (Almost) Noon Years Eve: Let's ting in 2024 a little early! Sat Dec 30 2023, 11:00am. Come join us for crafts, dancing, cookies, and our famous apple juice "champagne!" Avalon Free Public Library - 235 32nd Street Avalon. Read More
     
  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Avalon: The third annual celebration returns to Avalon with fireworks to kick off 2024. Sunday, December 31 - Bring the family and enjoy music, crafts, and more at Surfside Park followed by a beautiful display of lights from the 30th Street beach. Family-fun activities 3:30-5pm at Surfside Park! DJ Dance Party • Face Painting • Trivia Games • Balloon Art. Fireworks will be sent from 35th Street beach. Families are encouraged to access the beach at 30th Street and 32nd Street for safety/viewing purposes.
     
  • Cape May Stage presents: A Tuna Christmas.  Now through December 30th.  Info

12/07/2023

in the news:

The Wetlands Institute  With only two weekends left in the 2023 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 weekends (Saturday or Sunday) from 9:30-4:30. To date, Toys for Tots has distributed 627 million toys to 281 million children across the country. Help make the season bright for a child in need! Read More

Five Ways to Get your Christmas On This Weekend From Atlantic County, all the way down to the Wildwoods, there’s something Christmas-y to do, and there’s no time like the present. After all, the season is only a few weeks long. Here, five ways to get your Christmas on bright and early this weekend.. Read More

Stone Harbor, Holiday Beach Tags  available for purchase as the Borough Hall, 9508 Second Ave, Monday - Frinday 8:30am - 4:00Pm. Pre-Season Price, only $32 per tag. While supplies last.

The 2024 Avalon Holiday Beach Tag is Here! Still Remaining For In-Person Purchase at Borough Hall.
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Notice: Avalon History Center Closed for Renovations Starting December 4th Read More

Avalon Senior Citizens Organization December, 2023 Newsletter. Read More


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Area Information & Activities:

  • Santa Express: A Christmas Tradition for Atlantic and Cape May Counties.   Ride the Seashore Lines on a historic, comfortable and fun train ride with Santa Claus, as Santa returns to visit with children (young and older!) on board The Santa Express! The Santa Express will operate every weekend and select weekday evenings between Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Read More
     
  • Wetlands Institure: On Friday, December 8, we'll hold our annual 50/50 raffle drawing here at the Institute, where someone--maybe YOU--will have a chance to win up to $12,000 (if all tickets are sold)! Tickets are $100 each, but only 240 are being sold - and sales are brisk, so don't delay!
    Give us a call at 609-368-1211 or stop in to get yours today!
     
  • Pinch the GrYnch 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk Join the Wildwood Police Department and the Lunch With Lynch Foundation as they take on the GrYnch with their Pinch the GrYnch 5K Boardwalk Toy Run and 1 Mile Family Walk.. Read Morel
     
  • Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring) Dec 9, 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  From fall and winter into spring, The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month related to seasonal changes in nature. 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard   Stone Harbor. Read More
     
  • The Angelus Community Chorus, a Jersey Shore singing group of 60 voices, invites you to celebrate Christmas with them at this free concers:  December 10, 3:00 p.m. at Maria Stella Catholic Church, 252 50th St. Avalon.
     
  • Intermediate Line Dancing Wednesday, December 13, 2023 2:00 PM 2:00 PM Community Hall 3001 Avalon Avenue.
     
  • Stories and Songs at the Avalon Library Bring your little ones to the Avalon Library for stories, songs, and rhymes with Miss Linda! Suggested for ages 3 and under. ... DEC 13, 20, and 27th, 10:00 AM Avalon Free Public Library. Read More
     
  • A Special Holiday “Tea Time” at the Avalon History Center Dec 21, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Please join us for a special holiday Tea Time, featuring local tea connoisseur, Dawn O’Connor of Enchanted Tea & Treasures.
     
  • Cape May Stage presents: A Tuna Christmas.  Now through December 30th.  Info and tickets:

iN THE NEWS:  11/29/2023


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Update:: Avalon Street Construction on 62nd Street, 6th Street, 17th Street, and Portion of Dune Drive Please be advised that the contractor will begin work on southbound lanes of Dune Drive starting Monday, November 27th.  This will require southbound Dune Drive to be closed from 76th-78th streets for the entire week, ending December 1st.  Detours will be in effect; neighborhood notification has been provided.

The Avalon Seawatch, a count of migrating seabirds, is conducted on the beach between 8th and 9th Streets, Avalon, NJ. This location was selected because the northern tip of Avalon extends a mile farther out into the ocean than the coastline to the north. Southbound seabirds that are following the coastline pass very close to this beachfront. See the results

Striped Bass Fishing Reports (November 2023) Read More


Area Information & Activities:

  • Move & Groove at Avalon Community Hall: Stay fit this season with a series of free classes offered at Avalon Community Hall. Classes are open to the public. For more information, please call 609-967-3066 or visit AvalonRecreation.org. *Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Please contact event organizer to inquire or verify current schedule DEC 1 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Avalon Community Hall 3001 Avalon Avenue.
     
  • Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute (Fall/ Winter, Spring) Dec 2,3,9,10, 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm From fall and winter into spring, The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month 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!
     
  • Avalon Historical Society's Holiday Party: You’re invited to enjoy food & refreshments, music, good company, and good cheer at this open house event! Dec 2, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Avalon History Center 215 39th Street
     
  • Art Workshop at the Avalon Library - Kimekomi: Learn the art of Kimekomi, the Japanese technique of "cut into a grove." In this one-day class, participants will select their fabric to make their own unique ornament just in time for the holidays. Registration is required. To register, please call 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk. Space is limited. Dec 4, 5, 2023 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Avalon Free Public Library 235 33rd Street.
     
  • Wetlands Institure: On Friday, December 8, we'll hold our annual 50/50 raffle drawing here at the Institute, where someone--maybe YOU--will have a chance to win up to $12,000 (if all tickets are sold)! Tickets are $100 each, but only 240 are being sold - and sales are brisk, so don't delay!
    Give us a call at 609-368-1211 or stop in to get yours today!
  • Crafts at Christmas: Saturday Dec 2 9:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Convention Hall 714 Beach Avenue Cape May. Are you feeling crafty? Cape May City Promenade Arts and Crafts Show return for another great summer! Shop various vendors and mediums all while overlooking the beautiful beaches of Cape May!
     
  • The Angelus Community Chorus, a Jersey Shore singing group of 60 voices, invites you to celebrate Christmas with them at any of these free concerts:
        December 3, 3:00 p.m. in the Middle Twp PAC  212 Bayberry Dr., Court House
        December 4, 7:00 p.m. at Cape May Methodist Church, 635 Washington Ave, Cape May
        December 6, 7:00 p.m. at Cape May Convention Center, 714 Beach Ave, Cape May
        December 10, 3:00 p.m. at Maria Stella Catholic Church, 252 50th St. Avalon
     
  • Intermediate Line Dancing Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Community Hall 3001 Avalon Avenue
     
  • The Santa Express! Take a ride aboard vintage rail equipment—with a special visit from Santa! Three dozen scheduled trains depart from Tuckahoe Station and Richland Station beginning Saturday, November 25th. Visit http://the-santa-express.com/ for train schedules and tickets.
     
  • The Wetlands Institute Toys for Tots.: Last year in Cape May County, more than 15,000 toys found their ways into the hands of over 2,400 children, thanks to Cape May County Toys for Tots. Help make the season bright for a child in need! The Wetlands Institute is once again happy to be a local drop-off site for Cape May County Toys for Tots and help out this great organization. From now through December 15, 2023, you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy here at the Institute Saturdays and Sundays anytime from 9:30-4:30.

IN THE NEWS:  11/22/2023

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving


Stone Harbor Dunes

Due to Thanksgiving Holiday, Brush Collection Will Occur Friday, November 24th Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Avalon Public Works will conduct brush collection on Friday, November 24th instead of on Thursday, November 23rd. Yard waste must be placed in containers and not in plastic bags. Kindly do not put yard waste loose in the street, thank you.

Avalon Street Construction Update: Friday, November 17th The contractor, Asphalt Paving Systems, announced that a closure and detour will be in place at 17th Street and Dune Drive starting Friday, November 17th.  The contractor will complete this work by Wednesday, November 22nd with paving completed.  It is likely southbound Dune Drive in that area will be closed to vehicular traffic Monday-Tuesday, November 20th and 21st.  Please observe detour signs in the area.
 
Feast Your Eyes on Our Holiday Dining Guide. The bad news is that the summer season has come to an end. The good news? The holiday season has arrived! With our annual holiday dining guide, we provide a list of fabulous places to eat this season along with the various specials being offered for all your holiday celebrations. Indulge in delectable dishes, specialty cocktails, social events and more. Create unforgettable memories with all your loved ones this cozy season and dive into Seven Mile Beach’s finest Read More

Area Information & Activities:

Avalon:

  • Avalon Tree Lighting November 24, 5PM Festive Friday and Avalon Tree Lighting, downtown Avalon, 11:00am-4:00pm. Tree lighting at 5pm Veteran’s Plaza, Avalon, NJ

  • Turkey Trot, Festive Friday, Snowfest Saturday in Avalon Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25th!
    It's coming!  Avalon huge two-day celebration of the holidays on the two days following Thanksgiving!  Many thanks to the Avalon Chamber of Commerce and the 7MBCA for producing this great link with plenty of details about the events.  Registration is now open for runners and families for the popular Turkey Trot! Thanksgiving Weekend 2023   Visit Avalon, NJ (visitavalonnj.com)
     
  • Avalon's Festival Friday - Avalon's Shopping District Friday,, November 24. From live music to children's  performances, character appearances, face painting, an art bar, crafts, giveaways, hot chocolate, and more! Santa and Mayor McCorristin will arrive to Veterans Plaza on Friday at 5pm for a special tree-lighting celebration.  Thanksgiving Weekend 2023   Visit Avalon, NJ (visitavalonnj.com)
     
  • Snowfest Saturday - Avalon's Shopping District Saturday, November 25  | 11am-4pm Get a good night's sleep. Snowfest Saturday has it all! Santa Claus himself will be on hand for photos with the youngsters, and families can enjoy bounce houses, carnival rides, obstacles courses, and more! Thanksgiving Weekend 2023  Visit Avalon, NJ (visitavalonnj.com
     
  • Avalon Fire Company Celebrates Renovated Facility 110th Anniversary. November 25th. The original Peermont Fire House in 1915. It’s now the site of the Avalon Municipal Building. A day full of fun activities has always been the signature of Snowfest Saturday in Avalon. And this year, the Avalon Volunteer Fire Company will add even more to that tradition with the dedication of its newly renovated firehouse and a celebration marking the company’s 110th anniversary. Read More

Stone Harbor:

  • Winter Wonderland Festival of Trees:10 am – 8 pm: November 23-25th:  Women's Civic Club, 96th Street & the Beach Sponsored by the Women's Civic Club of Stone Harbor  Events for November 2023  Borough of Stone Harbor (stoneharbornj.org)
     
  • Stone Harbor, Holiday Hospitality Night 11/24/2023 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Enjoy a festive evening sipping & shopping your way throughout our wonderful small businesses. Bring your holiday shopping lists and SHOP SMALL, while enjoying complimentary sips & snacks. 96th Street.
     
  • Stone Harbor Thanksgiving Weekend Events 2023 - November 24th and 25th  "Stone Harbor A Chirsmas Story 2023" Read More
     
  • Stone Harbor Christmas Parade:11/25/2023 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, 96th Street. Bring the family, odonoghue your best holiday accessories and enjoy Stone Harbor's Famous Christmas Parade!
     
  • Carousel & Holiday Market: November 25th,11 am  – 5 pm, Water Tower Lot, 95th Street & Second Ave

IN THE NEWS:  11/08/2023


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IN THE NEWS

The Borough of Avalon is excited to offer a consumer water portal to empower you to monitor and manage your water consumption from any device with internet access, 24/7. Click here to sign up Avalon My 360 Water Usage App.
 
Terminated: Orsted Pulls Plug on Offshore Wind Farm Projects in New Jersey: Following a decision by its Board of Directors, Orsted will cease development of the Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 projects. The decision to cease development of Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 is part of an ongoing review of Ørsted’s U.S. offshore wind portfolio with an update planned for its Q4 2023 results announcement. The company remains committed to the U.S. renewable energy industry, including offshore wind and land-based technologies.

Notice: Avalon Street Construction on 62nd Street, 6th Street, 17th Street, and Portion of Dune Drive   Update: Starting Tuesday, November 7th, the contractor anticipates starting concrete work on southbound Dune Drive from 76th Street to 78th Street.  Residents are being notified on November 3rd about the planned work.  At least 13 feet of traffic will be maintained through the work zone, and the road will be re-opened.

Ferry Hosts 50,000,000TH Passenger!  That's not a typo!  Passenger number 50,000,000 sailed aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry earlier this month, crossing from Cape May to Delaware.  Zach Kaltenbach and his family are regular ferry passengers crossing the Bay regularly to visit Zach's parents in Cape May.  The Kaltenbachs were given free passage to celebrate 50,000,000 passengers having sailed aboard the ferry since 1964.  

New Jersey & Delaware Bay - Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports  Read More


Area Information & Activities:

  • Veterans Day Ceremony & Open House in Stone Harbor: Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11 for honoring military veterans. Stone Harbor ceremonies will begin at 12 noon this Saturday at the American Legion Post 331 home (located at 11617 Second Avenue) Read More
     
  • Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11 for honoring military veterans. Ceremonies will begin at 11 am in Avalon at Veterans Plaza. We will then continue our ceremonies in Stone Harbor starting at 12 noon, along with an Open House at the Post. All are invited and encouraged to attend these events. Read More
     
  • Seasonal Science Activities at The Wetlands Institute NOV 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM From fall and winter into spring, The Wetlands Institute offers a new self-guided science activity or craft each month 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!  Read More
     
  • Stories and Songs at the Avalon Library, NOV 15 10:00 AM Bring your little ones to the Avalon Library today for stories, songs, and rhymes with Miss Linda! Suggested for ages 3 and under.
    235 33rd Street, Avalon
     
  • Afternoon Kids’ Activity: NOV 16 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM. Yoga With “Wild B Kids Yoga” at the Avalon Library. Stop by the library at 4 pm for a fun afternoon of kids’ yoga! Today’s Activity: Kids’ Yoga featuring “Wild B Kids Yoga” Activity suggested for ages 3-6. 235 33rd Street, Avalon
     
  • AARP Safe Drivers Course: The AARP Smart Driver Course is a driving refresher course that features research-based curriculum. The course is now the nation's largest driving refresher course designed for drivers age 50. The course teaches proven driving techniques to help you keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Registration and fee required. Must attend both sessions. Avalon Free Public Library Address 235 32nd Street. Nov 16,17 2023, 10:00am Read More
     
  • Fall Fun Fest at Stone Harbor It’s coming!  Avalon’s huge two-day celebration of the holidays on the two days following Thanksgiving!  Many thanks to the Avalon Chamber of Commerce and the 7MBCA for producing this great link with plenty of details about the events. 
     Registration is now open for runners 

     
  • Stone Harbor, Holiday Hospitality Night 11/24/2023 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Enjoy a festive evening sipping & shopping your way throughout our wonderful small businesses. Bring your holiday shopping lists and SHOP SMALL, while enjoying complimentary sips & snacks. 96th Street.
     
  • Avalon’s Shopping District Friday, November 24, 2023. From live music to children’s performances, character appearances, face painting, an art bar, crafts, giveaways, hot chocolate, and more! Santa and Mayor McCorristin will arrive to Veterans Plaza on Friday at 5pm for a special tree-lighting celebration.
     
  • Turkey Trot, Festive Friday, Snowfest Saturday in Avalon Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25th!
    It’s coming!  Avalon’s huge two-day celebration of the holidays on the two days following Thanksgiving!  Many thanks to the Avalon Chamber of Commerce and the 7MBCA for producing this great link with plenty of details about the events.  Registration is now open for runners and families for the popular Turkey Trot!  Read More
     
  • Avalon Volunteer Fire Department 110th Anniversary Dedication and Open House on Saturday, November 25th. Ribbon Cutting at 10am Read More
 

 

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