Monday, December 4, 2023

Seven Mile 4.19.2006

By Rick Racela

Congratulations to the following students at Stone Harbor Elementary School for their Honor Roll achievements.
Principal’s Honor Roll: Michael Ciaramella, Elizabeth Slocum, Kelsey Hand, Max Sorensen.
First Honors: Rory Daly, Alexa Deegan, Erick Ely, Geoffrey Ely, Andrew Hoy, Kelsey Reardon, John Ruskey, Olivia Slocum, Kaitlyn Harrison, Josh Otton, Kyle Stanford, Daniel Hoy.
Second Honors: Ashley Tice, Brenden Bridgeman.
On Saturday, all Avalon residents are welcome to participate in the annual planting of dune grass.
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center at 30th Street for your morning coffee and brief instructions.
Should it rain, the work will be done the next day, April 23.
The Avalon Performing Arts Council (APAC) will present a Night of Irish Song and Dance on April 22, at 8 p.m. in Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.
Bring your own food or beverage, and if you wish, reserve a table.
The doors for this night of lively entertainment will open at 7 pm. The show begins at 8 p.m.
There is no charge for APAC members; for non-members the cost is $5.
Call 967-3066 for information or table reservations.
The Stone Harbor Book Club will meet this month on April 27, due to the Easter holiday. They meet at the Stone Harbor School at 93rd Street and Third Avenue.
They are reading and reviewing “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder.
The Seven Mile Beach Democratic Club will meet April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Avalon Senior Center, 3100 Dune Drive.
Their special guest will be Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano. The meeting is open to residents of Avalon and Stone Harbor, regardless of political affiliation.
For information, call 368-6679.
The Avalon Museum is traveling to Historic Greenwich in Cumberland County on April 30. 
For more information and reservations, please call the museum at 967-0090.
The Stone Harbor Seniors will gather at noon at the Washington Inn in Cape May on May 3 for their last luncheon meeting until September.
EntrŽe choices are: Rock Hall Chicken, sautŽed chicken topped with spinach, onion, mushrooms and tomato cream sauce, or Rock Shrimp Jewel, garlic sautŽed shrimp tossed with linguini, diced tomato, white wine and herbed butter.
Cost is $15. Send your check and entrŽe choice to PO Box 44 Stone Harbor by April 26.
Fun Days will continue each Wednesday and now also include the first Wednesday of the month.
The 2006 Stone Harbor Republican Club Gala is May 5 5-8 p.m. at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor.
Look for Congressman Frank LoBiondo, U.S. Senate candidate Tom Kean, Freeholder Len Desiderio and Councilmen Karl Giulian and Brian Levinson there.
There will be great food and drink, with door prizes and 50/50 awards for the lucky participants.
Tickets are $25 per person. Please contact Bill Keenan at 368-4444 or 368-5702.
The Annual Spring Rummage sale at First United Methodist Church, Avalon will be May 5 and 6. Your articles will now be accepted.
Stone Harbor Lions annual Spaghetti Dinner for the benefit of Stone Harbor Lions Charities will be held May 7 at the Rock ‘N Chair Restaurant, 29th Street and Dune Drive from 4-8 p.m. Salad, dinner, dessert and coffee will be served.
This is a great event for a great cause. Everyone will be there. You should be, too.
Just $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets at the door, from any Lion or call Bill Keenan, 368-4444.
MASH Spring Luncheon at Henny’s Restaurant is May 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This is the Semi-Annual Oyster or Chicken Luncheon. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door or by calling Dottie Gibbs, 967-3147.
The Middle, Avalon, Stone Harbor Branch of the Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital is putting on this benefit. You can support them and their work plus have a wonderful lunch. Get a group together and meet me there.
The first annual “Friends of VIM” Beef and Beer will be held on May 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach.
Tickets are available prior to the event and at the door for a donation of $25.
“Friends of VIM” is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support and promote Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County.
VIM provides free medical care for citizens of the county who have no health insurance or who are under-insured. 
This year’s Beef and Beer has been generously supported by R.J. Soens of Avalon Real Estate, George Reichert, Peter Mustico, and the staff of the Windrift Hotel.
The event will feature a full buffet dinner featuring roast beef sandwiches, all the fixings and your choice of house wine or draft beer.
Ongoing entertainment will highlight a variety of live acoustic guitarists and vocalists from the South Jersey area, including Patty Blee, Matt Portella, Jim Maher, Bob Anderson, Danny Barry, Chris Morana and the duo of Sandy Sofroney and Mike Mormando.
The evening will also include a 50/50 and door prizes to be awarded throughout the event.
To purchase tickets, to donate to Friends of Vim, and/or to donate a door prize, please contact either Marcy Lefevre at 368-6787, Micki Goldberg at 463-3529 or Stu Hartman at 675-0472.
The Garden Club of Stone Harbor’s Annual Plant and Bake sale will be held on May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Look for them at their new location at the Water Works Building on the corner of Second Avenue and 96th Street. If it rains they will be across the corner in the Fire House.
Items for sale include: geraniums, hanging baskets, flats of popular flowers, and herbs, baked goods and Garden Club Cookbooks.
Proceeds go to purchase the gorgeous flowers that their volunteers plant on our islands to beautify our town.
Avalon’s 12th annual borough-wide Yard Sale will be held on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
Contact the Avalon Chamber of Commerce, 967-3936 to secure your authorization poster that must be displayed prominently at your yard sale.
The fee is $10. A list of registered participants will be available at the Avalon Community Center on the morning of the event.
The Avalon Garden Club sponsors this event with the co-operation of the Avalon Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Avalon. All monies collected will go towards the beautification of Avalon.
Our Savior Lutheran Church will have its annual luncheon and card party on Monday, May 15 at noon in the Parish Hall, 93rd Street and Third Avenue.
A donation of $10 will reserve a ticket by calling the church office at 368-3031 or Jane Scott at 368-6701.
The Avalon Garden Club will hold their Annual Plant Sale on May 19, from 12-3 p.m. and on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Avalon Community Center, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.
There will be bedding plants (vegetable and flowers), large plants in containers and hanging baskets.
Let’s welcome spring and enjoy this annual event held
Reserve your space now for the Stone Harbor Community Yard Sale, sponsored by the Stone Harbor Garden Club.
The Yard Sale will take place on May 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., (rain date May 21) in the Women’s Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street and First Avenue.
Call 967-7436 to reserve your 8’x 8’ space. You must provide your own table.
The Avalon Senior Center welcomes all seniors from Avalon, Sea Isle and Stone Harbor. Sue Keen, call 967-5924, can answer any questions you may have about their activities or events.
Now that both Stone Harbor and Avalon have instituted a Trap, Neuter and Release program to control the feral cat population, the registered volunteer caregivers that feed the cats are finding the cost can be a strain on their budgets.
To support them, donate dry or canned cat food by calling Judy at 368-0394 for Stone Harbor or Sue at 967-7185 for Avalon.
The Realty Owners Association of Stone Harbor (ROA) is seeking nominations for trustees. The trustees meet at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
If you would like to serve as a trustee, please contact Larry Kratzer at 368-0197.
The Avalon School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m.
The Stone Harbor Planning Board will meet April 24 at 7 p.m.

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