“HOBO” FLOOD SENSORS were placed at 15 strategic locations in Avalon to collect data during flood events. Many will not be visible but will be monitored by Stockton University for a year or more. Data collected will help to plan future mitigation efforts in Avalon and other barrier islands.
ALL THE WAY TO MEXICO from Cape May County? Monarch butterflies make the annual migration—proven by monarch butterfly tagging records. A monarch tagged at The Wetlands Institute in 2015 was one of a dozen found at the El Rosario Sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico in 2016. The monarchs were tagged as part of the New Jersey Audubon Society’s Monarch Monitoring Project, which reports that most monarchs in the sanctuary cannot be inspected, so each tagged monarch found likely represents many more. So far, a total of 70 tagged monarchs have been reported there. Tagging efforts will begin again on September 1st.
A lone kayaker tours Avalon’s Bayfront on a summer afternoon.
$1,110,634 IN PRIZE MONEY was collected by the crew of Goin’ In Deep after the boat landed both a 680-pound blue marlin and a 184-pound tuna during the annual MidAtlantic fishing tournament. A total of $3.24 million in prize money was paid out to all prize winning crews, setting a tournament record. 145 boats participated in the tournament.
AIRFEST RETURNS! Missed “Thunder Over the Boardwalk” in Atlantic City last week? Then check out “Airfest” this weekend at the Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Wildwood. Several WWII vintage bombers will arrive Friday afternoon (September 1st) about 2pm and will be available for walk through tours each day through Monday, September 4th. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children, and include admission to the NASW Museum. Want to go the extra mile? Take a half-hour flight on a B-17 or B-24 for $450, or get a half-hour of “stick time” in a P-51 Mustang for $2,200! For info visit www.usnasw.org or call (609) 886-8787. No reservations are needed for walk through tours. To reserve flight times visit www.cfdn.org or call (800) 568-8924.
MOTORCARS IN CAPE MAY! Take a ride aboard a railroad “motorcar” from Cape May Station, through the marsh toward the Cape May Canal Swing Bridge this weekend! The low slung, open air motorcars were originally used to transport railroad crews, but make for an enjoyable ride. Trips will depart every hour from 10am to 3pmSaturday & Sunday, September 2nd & 3rd. See Cape May, its wildlife, and its railroad history from a unique perspective! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more info visit http://urhs.org/the-
- Wildwood’s Restaurant Week, Now through Friday, September 1
- Author Lecture featuring longtime Avalon summer resident Estep Nagy discussing his 1st novel ‘We Shall Not All Sleep,’ Avalon Free Public Library, 7PM, Thursday, August 31
- Stone Harbor’s 2nd Annual Kings & Queens of the Clay Tennis Tournament, tennis courts at 8100 Second Avenue, www.
StoneHarborRecreation.com or 6 09-368-1210 for info, Saturday, September 2
- Stone Harbor’s 1st Annual Summer Finale Pickleball Tournament, 8100 Second Avenue, www.
StoneHarborRecreation.com or 368-1210 for info, Saturday & Sunday, September 2nd & 3rd
- Full Moon Climb at the Cape May Lighthouse, call 609-884-5404 for info, 8-10PM, Wednesday, September 6
- Sea Isle City’s Food Truck Festival, 15 food trucks, crafters, entertainment, live music, more, Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10
- Get In Gear Bike & Stroll Experience, sponsored by Burke Motor Group, Harbor Bike & Beach Shop & Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce, raising funds for local scholarships, visit www.stoneharborbeach.com
for info, 9AM-10PM, Saturday, September 9
- Avalon Chamber of Commerce End of Summer Shop Hop, Avalon Shopping District, www.visitavalonnj.
com for info, Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10
- Big Band Dance featuring Marilyn and the Monroes, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, September 9
- Stone Harbor 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Freedom Park at 96th Street & Seng Place, 11AM-1PM, Monday, September 11
- 22nd Annual Nun’s Beach Surf Contest, 111th Street beach in Stone Harbor, 7AM, Saturday, September 16
- Author Lecture featuring Jerry Beebe, author of ‘The Backdoor Curve’, Avalon Free Public Library, 2-3PM, Saturday, September 16
- Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern NJ, 2-4PM, Sunday, September 17
- Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival, guided nature walks, back bay boat & kayak tours, live animal presentations, more, Wetlands Institute at 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, 9:30AM-4:30PM,
Saturday, September 23
- Stone Harbor’s 6th Annual Savor September Festival, local food vendors, wine, beer, live music, kids’ activities, artisans, for info visitwww.StoneHarborBeach.com, 96th Street business district, Noon-9PM, Saturday, September 23
- Avalon Performing Arts Center Concert featuring Jerry Blavat (The Geator With the Heater), advance tickets at Avalon Community Hall, doors open at 6:30PM, music starts at 7PM, show at 8PM, Saturday, September 30
- Avalon Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival, local food vendors, chowder contest, beer, wine, music, crafts, more, 30th Street Parking Lot, 10AM-5PM, Saturday &
Sunday, October 7 & 8
- Big Band Dance featuring the Fred Hall Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, October 14
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