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Monday, July 22, 2024


Seven Mile 5.17.2006

By Rick Racela

The Garden Club of Stone Harbor asks all volunteers who have agreed to plant, weed and feed a Second Avenue island for the 2006 season to please pick up your plants and fertilizer on Thursday or Friday from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Stone Harbor Borough Garage on the south side of 81st Street near Third Avenue.
A special thank you goes out to all these volunteers for planting and maintaining the islands all summer long. Your efforts make our town a beautiful place.
The Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce held its second annual chowder contest during the very successful “Sail into Summer Days” on May 6.
After tasting various types of chowders, three winners were determined: Bruce Lavenia, the Stone Harbor Postmaster, took first place with chowder number four; Yacht Club of Stone Harbor took second with chowder number seven; and Kim Calla took third with chowder number three.
A special thank you to Seashore Ace, Island Pursuit, and Fred’s Tavern for donating prizes for the contest.
The parking meters are back in service in Stone Harbor.
The Avalon Garden Club will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Friday, from 12-3 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Stone Harbor Community Yard Sale, sponsored by the Stone Harbor Garden Club will take place on Saturday, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date Sunday) in the Women’s Civic Club Parking Lot, 96th Street and First Avenue.
The Stone Harbor Board of Health will be holding its Annual Free Rabies Clinic on Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at the Stone Harbor Firehouse, 96th Street and Second Avenue.
The service is offered to everyone. Please bring your cats in cages and your dogs on leashes.
The Boat Owners Association (BOA) will hold a general membership meeting on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Stone Harbor Yacht Club. At this meeting they will get a good prospective as to the progress of the dredging and duties of the Trustees and Captains.
At that time everything should be in order and it is imperative that all members attend.
If you cannot attend, please contact Angelo Caracciolo at 368-2342.
Avalon Lions Club presents “Pasta Night” Sunday from 4-8 p.m., at the Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call Charlie LeFevre at 368-6787 or Bill Graham at 967-3461 or buy yours at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Avalon Lions Charities.
The Avalon Walking Club will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Wildwood Boardwalk and Rio Grande Avenue, in front of the Convention Center.
Everyone is welcome. Walk the boards and find a place to eat.
Then, on May 29, meet at 8:45 a.m. in the Avalon Methodist Church parking lot and walk (not in the parade) to 21st Street for the ceremony.
Afterwards come together at Cookie’s home, 445 22nd St., for a “Front Porch Social.” Call 967-5219 to RSVP, or call Deana at 967-8399 for more information.
As of May 15, the Wetlands Institute is on a summer schedule. See Community News for more details.
The Avalon Museum’s Annual Photography Contest is on now through May 28. Please call the AMHS for a copy of the rules at 967-0090 or Suzie Gallagher at 967-8105.
The Women’s Civic Club of Avalon will present a program by Mr. Bruce Tell, Director of the Avalon Museum and Historical Society, at 12:30 p.m., May 22 at the Avalon Community Hall.
The Seven Mile Beach Democratic Club will meet May 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Avalon Senior Center, 3100 Dune Drive.
Assistant Assembly Majority Leader, Jeff Van Drew, is unable to attend our May meeting, but will join us at a later date. The meeting is open to residents of Avalon and Stone Harbor, regardless of political affiliation.
For information, call 967-4877 or write to 7MBDC, PO Box 212, Avalon, NJ 08202.
The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor will be holding an Open House for the public on May 27 from 12-2 p.m.
The Yacht Club has two dining rooms with different presentations, an excellent chef, and offers a host of social and educational programs.
For the children of members there is excellent sailing instruction, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, and other activities in a camp-like setting, plus an arts and crafts program for the four-six year old children.
Stop by and see the fine facility, and learn of the many activities offered by the Yacht Club, located at 90th Street and Sunset Drive. For more information call Karin Wren, Membership Chairman, at 368-1475.
The Bayberry Twigs Branch of the Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host their 31st annual Antiques Show and Sale on May 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A wide assortment of antiques will be available, including: glass, china, furniture, kitchen collectibles and jewelry. Proceeds benefit the hospital auxiliary.
For more info call Lynne Kruksy, 465-8341.
The Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce will be holding their seventh annual Turtle Trot Five-k Run and Two Mile Walk on May 28.
Registration starts at 6:45 a.m. in the 95th Street and First Avenue parking lot. The Five-k run begins at 8 a.m. and the Two Mile Walk begins at 8:05 a.m.
The cost to enter the race is $15 by May 20, $18 after. Kids 12 and under $12 by May 20, $15 after.
For more information and an application go to
The First United Methodist Church of Avalon, Dune Drive and 34th Street, will feature a special presentation of the Ecuadorian ministry of BJ and Andrea Williamson on May 28. 
During the 10 a.m. worship time, the Williamsons will share their experiences as missionaries with OMS International. They will be sharing news of their mission work, and BJ will also be preaching the day’s message. 
The Williamsons grew up in Cape May County. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.
For more information, please contact the Church office at 967-4204.
The Avalon Museum holds its Annual Garden Reception on May 28 at 1 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Dan Campbell, of Historic Batsto Village. Dan will be speaking about the history of Batsto and iron mining in the Pinelands.
Batsto was an important center of industry in the 19th century, with several mills, an iron forge and even its own post office.
Enjoy this interesting lecture and stay for cookies and lemonade afterward. The museum will be open until 3 p.m. and anyone who donated a brick to the Memorial Walk is invited to come see their brick in place in the Garden.
On Memorial Day, Veterans’ Plaza will be dedicated at the 21st Street Circle in Avalon after the Avalon Parade, which begins at 9 am.
In Stone Harbor there will be a parade at noon and ceremonies at the Women’s Civic Club, followed by an Open House at the American Legion Post on Second Avenue and 117th Street.
All veterans are urged to join with their comrades to march together in the parades. Transportation will be provided for those unable to march.
Please call the Post Vice-Commander, Al Carusi, at 368-1987 to join the ranks on Memorial Day.
Garden Club of Stone Harbor Annual Tour of Homes will take place on June 3 from 1-4 p.m.
You will see six beautiful homes representing some of the best styles of houses in Stone Harbor. Tickets are just $20. Call Susan at 368-5692.
The Cape May County Alumnae of Little Flower High School will hold their annual Mass of Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. on June 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sea Isle City.
All members, family and friends are welcome. Luncheon will follow at the Lobster Loft, 318 42nd St.
Call Peggy or Betty at 465-3838 for more information.
Big Band Dances have returned to Avalon Community Hall.
On June 3 the John Clark Dance Band will perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. The band plays from 8:30 -11 p.m.
These events are sponsored by the Avalon Recreation Department and are open to all.
Tickets are $5 at the door. BYOB. Call 967-3066 to reserve a table for you and your friends.
Wetlands Institute invites you to enjoy a weekend adventure to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands along the Eastern Shore of Virginia June 3 and 4.
For more details or to sign up, call the Wetlands Institute at 368-1211. 
If you would like to support the efforts of the volunteer caregivers in the Trap, Neuter, and Spay program, you can donate dry or canned cat food for the TNR Program by calling Judy at 368-0394 for Stone Harbor or Sue at 967-7185 for Avalon.
This week’s regularly scheduled boards and councils: May 22 the Stone Harbor Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. The 2006 Master Plan should be discussed.

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