Seven Mile Island Events and Local News in New Jersey
This week dry, clear days and cool, crisp nights made it feel like fall on the Island! The fall season traditionally brings delightful weather for the beach, fishing, or bird watching, smaller crowds, and a relaxed pace. More warm weather is expected to return over the next few days, but the taste of cooler weather is a sign that fall is coming!
If you’ve been wanting to add a new deck, replace your appliances, or have a new coat of paint put on, now is a great time to do so. With the rush of summer now past, contractors aren’t quite as busy, and you’ll have plenty of time to finish your projects well prior to next season. If you need contractor recommendations call or email me!
Season Over – Time to Sell?
With the summer season drawing to a close it may be time to evaluate your vacation home situation. If your family has grown and you need more space, or you’re ready to move closer to the beach, or you need a bayfront home to dock your boat, please call me! The local real estate market has been quite strong and you may be pleasantly surprised to find out what your present property is worth!
250 Million Years
That’s the estimated age of a horn coral fossil found on Stone Harbor’s 98th Street beach by 7-year-old Ryan Fedok of Virginia. Ryan found the two-inch object at the water’s edge, but neither he nor his family could identify it. Ryan’s father Jason Fedok emailed the American Museum of Natural History in New York, which identified it as a horn coral fossil that lived 250 to 500-million years ago—at least five million years before dinosaurs. According to Carl Mehling of the museum, the horn coral was not native to Stone Harbor and was likely transported here by ocean currents or glacial movement.
From nature and wildlife to food, wine, and beer, to surfing and dancing, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at the shore over the next several weekends. Check the list of events below! If you’re looking for quieter pastimes, try a walk on the beach, fishing for stripers on the jetty, or a stroll through the shopping district.
Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 19th-20th from 9:30am-4:30pm
See, explore, learn & enjoy with guided viewing of migratory birds both at the institute and on Seven Mile Island.
Stone Harbor’s Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 19th (Rain Date Sunday, September 20th) Noon-8pm
96th Street shopping area
Enjoy crafts, fun for the kids, fire pits, and lots more.
Cape May County Zoo Night Walk
Friday, September 25th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
An after-hours tour of the zoo.
Avalon’s Performing Arts Council Cabaret Night
Saturday, September 26th – doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm
Come out to Avalon’s Community Hall for a Billy Joel Tribute concert
Avalon’s Fall Volunteer Dune Grass Planting
Saturday, October 3rd (Rain Date Sunday, October 4th)
Meet at 8:30am at Avalon Community Hall for coffee, donuts & a planting demo,
Planting starts at 9am, then return to Community Hall at noon for a free lunch!
Register by September 28th with Sue Keen at 609-967-5924
More Upcoming Events
Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Meeting
Saturday, October 10th at 10am
Avalon Senior Center
Karen DeRosa of CASA will be speaking on programs providing care for abused and neglected children.
Avalon Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 10th-11th from 10am-5pm
30th Street parking lot
Enjoy food, music, beer and wine, kids’ activities, and more!
Big Band Dance: John Clark’s Little Big Band
Saturday, October 10th at 7pm
Avalon Community Hall
Stone Harbor Lions Club Memorial Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, October 17th from 8am-Noon
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, 304-96th Street
Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, October 17th from 10am-2pm
Cape May County Zoo
Enjoy family-friendly activities all day long, including a costume contest, craft stations, children’s amusement rides, magic show, and more!
Avalon Lions Club Pasta Night Fundraiser
Sunday October 18th from 5pm-8pm
Stone Harbor’s Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 24th from 11am-5pm
96th Street Shopping District
Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin decorating, and trick-or-treating in the shops!
Cape May County Zoo Adults Only Night Walk
Saturday, October 24th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Quiet after hours tour of the zoo.
Cape May County Zoo Snow Leopard Day
Sunday, October 25th from 11am-2pm
Programs, activities & zoo keeper talks relating to snow leopards.