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ALL WEEKEND LONG giant warbirds from a bygone era flew up and down the beaches of Cape May County as part of the annual Airfest at Naval Air Station Wildwood.  The Collings Foundation organized flights aboard World War II-era aircraft, including B-17, B-24, and B-25 bombers, and a TF-51D.  The giant bombers’ engines could be heard rumbling their way around the county as they made numerous flights, at a cost of $400 per passenger and up.  Those not flying aboard the vintage aircraft could have a look at them on the tarmac, and visit other NASW museum displays, while listening to live music and enjoying a beer garden & food.
 

A World War II bomber flies over Seven Mile Beach Sunday.  Several vintage warplanes flew around Cape May County as part of Naval Air Station Wildwood’s annual Airfest held over Labor Day Weekend.
 
OPRAH WINFREY made a special visit to nearby Whitesboro this past Saturday.  Winfrey flew aboard her private plane to attend the 30th Annual Whitesboro Reunion.  Oprah’s long-time partner Stedman Graham grew up in Whitesboro, and also attended the reunion. 
 
BARRACUDA & WAHOO have been caught in the past couple of weeks.  Large wahoo up to 80 pounds have been landed at the 28-Mile Wreck and Wilmington Canyon, while a 35-pound barracuda was caught just off Townsend’s Inlet last week.  Perhaps the most surprising local catch wasn’t a catch at all: in Longport a large tuna was chasing baitfish and jumped out of the water—and landed on a jetty, where it became stuck.  Two local fishermen were on the jetty—fishing for other species—and one carried the tuna home.  No official weight was reported, but based on its size it appeared to be about 75 pounds.  Tuna often jump when feeding, but finding them close to shore in this area is exceedingly rare, as they prefer much deeper “bluewater” far offshore.
 
OUR “SECOND SUMMER” BEGINS NOW!  The peak summer months of July & August are now behind us, but we’ve got two wonderful months ahead!  Trade in the heat & humidity for cooler, drier weather, but still-warm ocean water, and smaller crowds.  Locals and seashore regulars know that September & October are a great time to enjoy the best of the shore! 
 
FALL WEEKENDS bring an array of weekend activities to the area, and there’s a little something for everyone.  Whether you enjoy food, music, fishing, fire trucks, or wildlife, you’ll find a weekend event to match your interest!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Creative Writing Seminar, tips & feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories & articles, Avalon Free Public Library, register at 609-967-7155,  Thursday, September 6
  • Avalon Chamber of Commerce End-of-Summer Shop Hop, sales & deals throughout Avalon’s shopping district, Friday-Sunday, September 7-9
  • Surf Fishing Tournament, Avalon Community Hall, 6AM registration, 7AM start, Saturday, September 8
  • ‘Get in Gear’ Bike & Stroll Event, bikers of all ages & walkers spend a day exploring Seven Mile Island and beyond, enjoy perks & giveaways, visit www.Eventsbyburke.com for more info, Saturday September 8
  • Birding with Pat Sullivan, discussion based on her book, ‘Birds & Birding in Cape May’, Avalon Free Public Library, 1-2PM, Saturday, September 8
  • Avalon’s Bulk Pick-Up, items to curb now through September 9, Pick-up beginning after 7AM on Monday, September 10
  • Avalon’s 911 Remembrance Ceremony, 21st Street & Dune Drive, 8:45AM, Tuesday, September 11
  • Stone Harbor’s 911 Remembrance Ceremony, Freedom Park at 96th & Seng Place in Stone Harbor, 11AM-1PM, Tuesday, September 11
  • 23rd Annual Nun’s Beach Surf Contest, Nun’s Beach at 111th Street in Stone Harbor, 7AM, Saturday, September 15
  • Tech Workshops, Windows Drop-In from 10-11:30AM, Apple Drop-In from 11:30AM-1PM, help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software or an app, Avalon Free Public Library, Saturday, September 15
  • NJ Firemen’s Parade, New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood & Wildwood Crest, Saturday, September 15th, 2pm.
  • Chris Roach, Comedian, appears at Harbor Square Theater, Saturday, September 15
  • Big Band Dance featuring Tony DeLuca, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday September 15
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society concert featuring the Ben Mauger Vintage Jazz Band, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street in Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, September 16
  • Stone Harbor’s Bulk Pick-Up, items to curb up to 72 hours prior to pick-up on Monday, September 17
  • Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday, September 22
  • Stone Harbor’s Savor September Wine, Beer & Food Festival, local wineries & breweries, food, artisans, live music, more, 96th Street Shopping District, Noon-8PM, Saturday, September 22
  • Cape May Light House Full Moon Climb, 8-10PM, Monday, September 24
  • Avalon Performing Arts Council concert featuring Jerry Blavat, The Geator with the Heater, Avalon Community Hall, doors open at 6:30PM, show starts at 7:30PM, Saturday, September 29
  • Avalon Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival, artisans, vendors, music, food, chowder contest, more, 30th Street parking lot & Avalon Community Hall, 10AM-5PM, Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7
  • Big Band Dance featuring the Fred Hall Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, October 13
 

Featured Property:
 
On the bay in Avalon Manor with five bedrooms and a boatslip!


130 Meadowview Lane, Avalon Manor, $669,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 174266
 
 
 
New Listings:
 
7929 Dune Drive, Unit 304, Avalon, $335,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183716

7929 Dune Drive, Unit 305, Avalon, $349,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183584
 
8001 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor, $519,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183607

66 E. 20th, Unit 110, Avalon, $699,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183654

9 E. 21st Street, Avalon, $725,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183587

164 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,149,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183694

9629 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, $1,350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183710

321 80th Street - Unit C-O, Avalon, $1,389,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183650

267 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183655

237 64th Street, Avalon, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183741

295 67th Street, Avalon, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183733

2786 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,850,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183761

680 3rd Avenue, Avalon, $1,999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183659

1859 First Avenue, Avalon, $2,095,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183707

133 98th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,100,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183720

295 48th Street, Avalon, $2,100,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183592

9415 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183632

216 6th Street, Avalon, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183703

3049 First Avenue, Avalon, $2,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183628

2148 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $2,950,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183674

218 119th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,295,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183577

6580 Greenan Road, Avalon, $3,500,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183618

145 109th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183743

46 E. 22nd Street, Avalon, $3,649,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183608

168 67th St., Avalon, $7,250,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183765
 

Properties Under Contract:
 
7800 Dune Drive, Avalon, $299,900, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 178888

76 W. 28th Street, Avalon, $649,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 181946

214 28th Street, Avalon, $825,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 179271

245 34th Street, Avalon, $825,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182567

8318 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $899,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182855

201 100th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,199,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182186

929 Dune Dr., Avalon, $1,495,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183145

46 W. 18th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 181227

211 65th Street, Avalon, $1,899,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182643

286 58 Street, Avalon, $1,950,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182385

4020 Dune Dr., Avalon, $2,195,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183355

744 21st Street, Avalon, $2,549,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183467

11610 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, $4,699,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182720

23 Heron Drive, Avalon, $6,495,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182849

 

Properties Sold:
 
7751 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $430,000, SOLD MLS#: 182404

330 40th Street, Avalon, $640,000, SOLD MLS#: 179278

1116 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor Manor, $825,000, SOLD MLS#: 179706

230 108th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,360,000, SOLD MLS#: 182897

179 114th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,000,000, SOLD MLS#: 181816

361 89th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,285,000, SOLD MLS#: 181000
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