REPLACEMENT OF THE TOWNSEND’S INLET BRIDGE will be studied by Cape May County. A three-month closure for emergency repairs just prior to the summer season brought the bridge’s condition to the attention of local officials, as well as residents, visitors, and business owners who rely on the bridge daily. But the estimated cost of replacing the bridge—many tens of millions of dollars—and a permitting process that could take years, are roadblocks. The Cape May County Bridge Commission operates the span, which links Avalon and Sea Isle City, but has said it does not have the funds for a replacement project, so funding from state and federal sources would be sought. The study approved by the commission would also evaluate the possibility of rehabilitating the existing bridge. The bridge dates back to the 1930s and has recently undergone many repair projects. A $2.7 million project to replace the bridge railings was recently announced and is scheduled to begin soon.
TENTS AND “BEACHSPREADING” were discussed at Stone Harbor’s recent Borough Council meeting. As portable tents become more common, families have used them to block the sun and wind—and the views of those behind them. Council has decided not to ban tents at this time, and will monitor the situation in 2018. For a Cape May County Herald article on the discussion, click here: http://www.
What could be better than some beach time in September?
REVERSE 911 notifications are available for both Avalon and Stone Harbor. In the event of storms, tidal flooding, or other emergencies, borough announcements notify property owners and provide helpful information. To sign up for Avalon’s notifications, click here: http://avalonboro.net/
CAPE MAY SEASHORE LINES will run “motorcar” rides again this weekend in Cape May. Ride from Cape May Station on Lafayette Street over historic trackage, through areas of Cape May not usually seen. Along the way you’ll see marshes and wildlife, and get a look at the Cape May Canal and the railroad swing bridge that once carried passengers into town. The open air motorcars are enjoyable for passengers of all ages! Rides depart hourly…for details visit http://www.
FALL FAVORITES COMING UP! Great fall weekend activities continue! Sea Isle City’s Harborfest takes place September 30th; Avalon’s Seafood Festival occurs October 7th & 8th; Stone Harbor’s Harvest Festival takes place October 28th. Can’t make these events? Check out the list of others below!
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- Sea Isle City’s Harborfest, seafood, live music, clam eating contest, crafts & specialty vendors, Marina Park at 42nd Place & the bay in SIC, 11AM-4PM, Saturday, September 30
- 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
- Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, for info call 609-884-5404, 8PM-10PM,
Thursday, October 5
- Slither & Snore Sleepover at the Cape May County Zoo, nocturnal tour of the zoo, campfire, s’mores, crafts, continental breakfast, call 609-465-5271 for info, Friday, October 6 at 6PM until Saturday, October 7 at 9AM
- 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
- Stone Harbor Garden Club Fashion Show, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, for info email firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sunday, October 8
- Cape May Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Admiral Thad W. Allen (US Coast Guard, Retired), topic is Always Ready: Stories of American Leadership & Unity During Crisis, order tickets online at https://www.capemaymac.org/
lessons-of-history, Cape May Convention Hall, 4PM, Sunday, October 8
- Stone Harbor Bulk Pick-up, items to curb up to 72 hours prior to pick up on Tuesday, October 10
- Scan Party at the Avalon History Center, bring your old Avalon photos & they’ll send you home with digital copies & with your permission they will keep a digital copy at the History Center for addition to the town’s permanent record, 1-3PM, Saturday, October 14
- Big Band Dance featuring the Fred Hall Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, October 14
- Cape May Traditional Jazz Society Presents the Al Harrison Dixieland Band, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street, Cape May, proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Jersey, 2-4PM, Sunday, October 15
- Avalon Lions Club Pasta Night, Windrift Hotel, 4:30-7:30PM, Sunday, October 15
- Avalon Dune Grass Planting, Avalon Community Hall, 8:30AM, Saturday, October 21 (Rain Date is Sunday, October 22)
- Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey, statewide festival challenge to visit 11 lighthouses including Hereford Inlet Lighthouse & Cape May Lighthouse, visit www.lhchallengenj.org
for info, Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22
- Stone Harbor’s Harvest Festival, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in the shops, more, 96th Street Shopping District, 11AM-5PM, Saturday, October 21
- Miss Avalon Pageant, Avalon Elementary School, 6PM, Saturday, October 21
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