Fishing is a great hobby to share with your kids. Check below for some ideas on how to “take a kid fishing!”
JITNEY SERVICE RETURNED to the island this past week, after a hiatus last year. The popular service resumed on Friday, July 9th, and will run 6pm-2am, Thursdays through Sundays for the balance of the summer. The Jitneys will run their predetermined route through Avalon and Stone Harbor, with a $3 fare per ride. If you’d like to prepurchase tickets or learn more about the Jitney, download the “Jitney Surfer” app for your phone. Avoid parking hassles and traffic–take the Jitney!
SEVEN MILE INNOVATION LAB: Have you spotted a new metal platform in the back bay waters while boating? Seven of them have appeared in various locations behind Seven Mile Island, as part of a US Army Corps of Engineers project to improved dredging and marsh restoration techniques. The State of New Jersey and The Wetlands Institute are partners in the Innovation Lab. The platforms are being used by researchers to study waterways, shallow tidal flats, and wetlands, and to monitor recent dredging and marsh restoration projects. Boaters, kayakers, and others are asked to stay clear of the platforms to avoid disrupting data collection.
AVALON’S BEACHES AND BOARDWALK will close during the overnight hours until further notice as part of an executive order by Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. According to Pahliughi the order will “provide our local police department with the necessary authority to disperse large groups of individuals who are congregating in unmanageable numbers on public property which often results in unsafe and disruptive behavior.” Recently the beach and boardwalk have experienced vandalism, excessive litter, and debris during the overnight hours.
THE NEXT TIME you drive into Sea Isle City take note of the 38 palm trees lining both sides JFK Boulevard. 40 palm trees–including two for Excursion Park–were purchased and planted at the beginning of the summer to provide a cheerful greeting for anyone visiting town. The palm trees are not expected to survive the winter, as they don’t tolerate frost, but have already put many smiles on faces of those seeing them in the city’s gateway. Sea Isle City has said it plans to replace the trees during the winter.
GOTTA DO IT: TAKE A KID FISHING! It’s a generations-old pastime as American as “mom, baseball, and apple pie!” Take a kid fishing and teach him or her how to bait a hook, tie a knot, or clean a catch. It’s a lifelong hobby that’s enjoyable and rewarding whether you’re 6 or 106! Here are some local options, whether you’re looking to buy bait & tackle, rent a small boat, fish aboard a large party boat in the ocean, or head to the deep aboard a private offshore charter:
- Moran’s Dockside (bait, tackle), Avalon Sport Fishing Center, 14th & Ocean Drive, www.moransdockside.com
- Avalon Hodge Podge (bait, tackle), 2389 Ocean Drive, www.avalonhp.com
- Miss Avalon (party boat, ocean fishing), Avalon Sport Fishing Center, 14th & Ocean Drive, www.MissAvalon.com
- Avalon Lady (party boat, bay fishing), Avalon Sport Fishing Center, 14th & Ocean Drive, www.MissAvalon.com
- Nev-R-Enuf Sportfishing (charters), Avalon Sport Fishing Center, 14th & Ocean Drive, www.nev-r-enufsportfishing.com
- Over Under Charters, Avalon Marine Center, Avalon Manor, www.OverUnderCharters.com
- Starfish (party boat, ocean fishing), 342 42nd Place, Sea Isle City, www.starfishboats.com
- Grassy Sound Marina (boat rentals, bait & tackle), 13 Old N. Wildwood Boulevard, North Wildwood, www.GrassySoundMarina.com
- Dad’s Place Marina (boat rentals, bait & tackle), 501 Ocean Drive, North Wildwood, www.DadsPlaceMarina.com
IT’S JULY 15TH! Make sure you make time for your “Summer Bucket List” items! Make time to make memories!
177 80th Street, 305, Avalon, $872,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 212445
263 103rd Street, East, Stone Harbor, $1,500,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 212507
266 42nd Street, Avalon, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 212494
169 18th Street, Avalon, $2,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 212503
50 E. 15th Street, Avalon, $4,195,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 212448
Properties Under Contract:
7800 Dune Drive, 327, Avalon, $290,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 187677
7888 Dune Drive, 112, Avalon, $299,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 189702
279 26th Street, West, Avalon, $2,195,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 212416
148 8th Street, Avalon, $2,450,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 212452
4169 Dune Drive, Avalon, $2,700,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 203515
10911 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,840,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211427
618 22nd Street, West, Avalon, $2,895,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 212476
310 70th Street, Avalon, $4,250,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 212330
498 7th Street, Avalon, $5,995,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 212145
7888 Dune Drive, 324, Avalon, $394,000, SOLD MLS#: 211761
7929 Dune Drive, 211, Avalon, $425,000, SOLD MLS#: 211807
532 21st Street, 532, Avalon, $950,000, SOLD MLS#: 211523
257 70th Street, Avalon, $3,595,000, SOLD MLS#: 211796