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FALL WEATHER IS HERE!  After lots of rain and humidity in September, cool, dry air has made it feel like fall on the Island.  Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 70s, with evening lows in the 60s for the next week.  Warm ocean water means that the beach is still a perfect place to catch a walk or swim!
 
NOW THAT IT’S OCTOBER, it’s time to enjoy less traffic, blinking lights instead of red lights, free & easy parking, and taking your dog for a walk on the beach!
 

The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge stretches toward Avalon…but doesn’t quite make it!  A section of the bridge has been removed on the Avalon side, as part of a major repair project that will replace seven spans during the off season.
 
BRIDGE TESTING TO TAKE PLACE: While the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge is closed for repairs, two bridges at the other end of Seven Mile Island will be tested for safety in the coming days.  On Tuesday, October 9th the Great Channel Bridge (often referred to as the “Free Bridge”) will be tested, followed by the 96th Street Bridge on Wednesday, October 10th.  Complete closure of the bridges to all vehicles and marine traffic for 15 minute intervals over a four-hour period from 9am to 1pm is expected.   Inspectors will return to these same bridges on October 11th & 12th to perform additional testing which may require brief bridge openings.
 
REMEMBER THE “TWIN CAPES?”  The former Cape May-Lewes Ferry “Twin Capes” was sunk in June to make an artificial reef off the coast.  Prior to its sinking an episode of “Salvage Dawgs” was filmed as a variety of items from the vessel were salvaged.  The show aired earlier this week, but you can shop the inventory of available items, ranging from light fixtures and brass fittings for less than $100, to the ship’s grand curved staircase for $18,000.  Check out the items here: https://shop.blackdogsalvage.com/Salvage-Dawgs/Season-09/Episode-04
 
DON’T FORGET THE AVALON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL!  It takes place Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 5pm at 30th Street & the beach.  In addition to fresh seafood from local vendors you’ll find beer & wine, kids activities, arts & crafts, live music, and live streaming of college and NFL football games.  Don’t miss it!
 
94 PROPERTIES ARE UNDER CONTRACT in the local market—meaning 94 families are looking forward to enjoying their very own shore property!  How about you?  From small getaway condominiums to the largest of waterfront homes, Seven Mile Island offers something for every budget and desire.  Call or email me today—I’ll listen to your needs and find you the perfect place to call your own!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • 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
  • Kids Decorate Their Own Pumpkin, Avalon Free Public Library, 10AM, Saturday, October 6
  • The Early Development of Anglesea & the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, lecture at the Avalon History Center, 1PM, Saturday, October 6
  • Stone Harbor Garden Club Fashion Show, visit www.shnj.org/gardenclub  for info, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 11:30AM, Sunday, October 7
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association monthly meeting, Avalon Senior Center Building, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, October 13
  • Windows Computer & Android Smartphone Drop-In Open Forum, questions regarding your computer, phone, software or an app, Avalon Free Public Library, 11:30AM-1PM, Saturday, October 13
  • Big Band Dance featuring the Fred Hall Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, October 13
  • Tea & Memories of Avalon, Avalon History Center, 11AM-Noon, Thursday, October 18
  • Avalon Dune Grass Planting & Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep, Avalon Community Hall, 8:30AM, Saturday, October 20 (Rain Date is Sunday, October 21)
  • Stone Harbor Fall Beach Sweep, volunteers meet at the Stone Harbor Beach Patrol Parking Lot on 95th Street, 9AM-12:30PM, Saturday, October 20
  • Creative Writing Seminar, tips & feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles & books, call 609-967-7155 to register, Avalon Free Public Library, 10AM-Noon, Saturday, October 20
  • Ghostly Tales & Music, Avalon Public Library, 3:30-4:30PM, Saturday, October 20
  • Stone Harbor’s Kids’ Harvest Festival, trick or treating in the shops, hayrides, pumpkin decorating & more throughout the 96th Street Shopping District, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, October 27
  • Avalon’s Trunk or Treat, Avalon’s 30th Street Parking Lot & Community Hall, 5-7PM, Saturday, October 27
  • Trick or Treat Night, 5-8PM, Avalon & Stone Harbor, Wednesday, October 31
  • Lecture & Slide Show on Lost Cape May County chronicling hotels, churches, train stations, etc. that no longer stand led by architectural historian Joan Berkey, Avalon History Center, 1-2PM, Saturday, November 3
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Monthly Meeting featuring guest speaker Scott Wahl, Boro Business Administrator, Avalon Senior Center, 10-11:30AM, Saturday, November 10
  • Big Band Dance featuring Tony DeLuca, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, November 10
  • American Legion Post #331 Veterans’ Day Ceremony, Veterans Plaza in Avalon, 11AM, Sunday, November 11
  • Stone Harbor’s American Legion Veterans’ Day Ceremony, 11617-2nd Avenue, Noon, Sunday, November 11
 
 
Featured Property:
 
Enjoy this four-bedroom townhouse located just over two blocks to one of Avalon’s best beaches!


3465 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $859,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 179352
 

New Listings:
 
8 Linden Lane, Stone Harbor, $415,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184236

41 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $425,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184252

31 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $475,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184253

284 79th Street, Avalon, $669,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184220

301 80th Street, Avalon, $695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184229

256 34th Street, Avalon, $1,050,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184257

280 82nd Street, Stone Harbor, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184235

198 10th Street, Avalon, $2,145,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184189

151 21st Street, Avalon, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184255

17 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184206

340 104th Street, Stone Harbor, $5,999,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 184237
 

Properties Under Contract:
 
234 21st Street, Unit 204, Avalon, $499,900, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182902

10800 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $574,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 178979

468 Avalon Boulevard, Avalon Manor, $699,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 181614

2337 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $895,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 184143

36 W. 26th Street, Avalon, $1,595,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183979

295 67th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183733

237 64th Street, Avalon, $1,849,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183741

65 W. 34th Street, Avalon, $2,395,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 184169

 

Properties Sold:
 
33 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $450,000, SOLD MLS#: 179460

235 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $450,000, SOLD MLS#: 180163

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

259 22nd Street, Avalon, $700,000, SOLD MLS#: 179919

8506 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $775,000, SOLD MLS#: 182606

2601 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $900,000, SOLD MLS#: 181141

246 19th Street, Avalon, $980,000, SOLD MLS#: 182903

541 21st Street, Avalon, $1,100,000, SOLD MLS#: 171967

205/207 36th Street, Avalon, $1,325,000, SOLD MLS#: 171309

242 6th Street, Avalon, $1,499,999, SOLD MLS#: 182845

240 98th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,550,000, SOLD MLS#: 179992

15 Seabass Lane, Avalon Manor, $1,651,400, SOLD MLS#: 180782

43 E. 26th Street, Avalon, $2,000,000, SOLD MLS#: 183447

127 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,550,000, SOLD MLS#: 181881

139 94th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,635,000, SOLD MLS#: 177239

277 88th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,825,000, SOLD MLS#: 179433

317 89th Street, Stone Harbor, $3,300,000, SOLD MLS#: 182546
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