A surf fisherman takes advantage of recently reopened beaches on Seven Mile Island.
REOPENING PLANS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR SEVEN MILE BEACH! Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi and Stone Harbor Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour have been working toward the safe reopening of Seven Mile Beach. See below for the latest plans as we approach the summer season.
AVALON & STONE HARBOR BEACHES REOPENED last Friday, May 8th, for walking, jogging, fishing, and surfing, from dawn to dusk. Some activities are still restricted, such as sitting, sunbathing, and swimming. Social distancing must still be observed even for permitted activities, but locals and visitors alike are happy to be able to access the beaches!
FULL SEASON RENTALS are now allowed to check in, effective Monday, May 11th.
SHORT TERM RENTALS, including weekly vacation rentals, will be permitted to check in beginning June 1st.
MANY RESTAURANTS are already open for take-out business, and are exploring ways to reopen for dine-in service at reduced capacity in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Proposals for outdoor dining have been discussed in both Avalon & Stone Harbor, as a possible solution for allowing more dining capacity while increasing the space between tables. Stay tuned for more information.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUSINESSES have differing needs as they navigate the pandemic and make plans to safely reopen. Hank Flynn of Fox 29 in Philadelphia offers “Hank’s Take” on the South Jersey fishing industry as he interviews Captain Joe Hughes from Sea Isle City and Captain Irv Hurd of the Miss Avalon, and discusses their hope of getting customers out fishing again soon: https://www.fox29.com/video/682666
THE AVALON BOULEVARD BRIDGE has reopened for traffic flow in both directions after a winter’s worth of work to repair the bridge support structure and resurface the eastbound roadway surface. It will remain open for the summer season but will be restricted to one alternating lane again in the fall as the next phase of the work gets underway.
THE 177TH FIGHTER WING of the NJ Air National Guard performed a flyover salute, circling New Jersey on Tuesday. Several F-16 fighter planes and a KC-135 tanker flew over numerous hospital and military installations, in a salute to frontline workers battling the Coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after noon Tuesday the fighters and tanker could be seen in the sky over Seven Mile Beach, as they flew toward the coast coming from western section of Southern New Jersey. Crossing over Seven Mile Beach the planes turned southward toward the US Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May. After turning northward again the plane flew up the coast over the back bays, toward their final destination of Atlantic City.
TED BURKE has written a children’s book titled COVID & The Queen. In the uplifting story the creatures of the beach and bay are curious and worried about their human friends, and seek the wise counsel of the moon. The book will soon be available on Amazon and Kindle, but Mr. Burke has created a video version that is available now. Children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy the six minute video, as familiar creatures struggle to understand what’s happening. Enjoy the video here: https://youtu.be/eHELO1vje2s
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